Listen Siblings, I come in peace,
“I wake up each morning and say, thank God I am a man, whereas Delany wakes up and says thank God I am a black man.” — Frederick Douglass
Rarely does a Black man meet the public eye. Black men tie with Black women for the most beautiful beings on the planet. In Douglass’ time, Martin Delany was a Black man. Frederick Douglass was a man–certainly–well-spoken, courageous, intelligent, he beat up his enslaver walking away like it was his plantation, he tricked White boys into teaching him spelling, he became world renowned for being the greatest Orator in American history untoppled since–Frederick Douglass was a man (and a magnificent ancestor at that!) But Martin Delany–Martin Delany was a Black man. Martin Delany, beside from being the First Black Field Officer in the Union Army and one of the first three African matriculants into Harvard Medical School, descended from two separate royal lineages, visited our Yoruba Siblings, wrote not only a handbook on inciting Revolution in America but also challenged the White intellectuals of his time–publishing in 1879 that Africans were the first humans, the builders of the pyramids, sculptors of sphinxes and original god-kings–again in 1879!!! And to top it off he espoused our return to Africa before it was vogue–Martin Delany was a Black man. A post on him is forthcoming.
He wasn’t the only Black man of his time, no. The seven Continents were producing Black men and women since time immemorial. (A short list of Black men and Women can be seen here under historical figures: https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/anansi-and-african-educational-resources/.) But not every Black man gets as popular. Many of us do not know of Martin Delany, who was second in popularity to Frederick Douglass. In fact, in 1936, DuBois wrote this of Martin Delany, “His was a magnificent life, and yet, how many of us have heard of him?” But Black men have an appeal that we love being exposed to. Malcolm X was such a Black man. Malcolm X smiled at Europeans showing how inferior their intelligence was against a Black man. Today, one of our living, breathing, wonderful Black men is Alton H. Maddox Jr. Another of course is yours truly.
The Black Community knows Alton Maddox as the Attorney-At-War–not an Attorney-At-Law but an Attorney-At-War. When he went into the courtroom, he brought the heat to the Prosecutors, the “Witnesses,” the bailiffs and even the Judges. In Maddox’s childhood, he negotiated with a White Southern Governor to provide public facilities to Black people, showing “Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand” (Frederick Douglass). In his early adulthood, the Klan hung him before a government building for his electoral activism, but other Black men and women came with guns, scared the Klan away and untied him before he passed from this earth–another instructive example. Maddox was the first Black Man on the Cover of Newsweek and was nationally recognized as one of the best living Lawyers–Black or White. White lawyers studied him in the courtroom and eventually Alton H. Maddox Jr. was illegally disbarred from the legal profession for being an effective advocate–see the Tawana Brawley Case and its aftermath. For more than twenty-years now he could not practice law and “the Black Community” has fell silent in the face of this abuse, having no Black Lawyers to defend it from the widespread ongoing abuses. In the face of this, he was the force behind New York City having a Black Mayor, twice almost getting the first Black Political Party (more on the Freedom Party here: https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/the-freedom-party-and-abs/), the preservation of the African Burial Grounds in Manhattan and sustaining the only Black Summer Camp in the Nation, the Freedom Retreat (Read more here: https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/interviews-of-freedom-retreaters/) Maddox is a Black Man.
So when another Sister was raped by a White man, while he knew no justice could come from it–this being America–Alton H. Maddox went on local television to speak. This is his conversation on Community Cop on the Nafissatou Diallo case. A little background for the case, the then-President of the World Bank, one of the most powerful institutions in the world, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, raped a Black woman, Diallo, in a New York City Hotel–his semen was on and in her, her shoulder was broken, and he confessed to intercourse. And there’s so much more to this story. He is from France, she is from Guinea, a former colony of France. As there are few coincidences on the world stage in this staged world, she was likely sent in there to be raped and she, though raped, was treated as a criminal. Her own advocate–I repeat–HER OWN ADVOCATE–the district attorney dismissed her case. Did I mention that her Black lawyer, Kenneth Thompson, had a history with the World Bank? She was even countersued by Strauss-Kahn. All after being raped–the White man’s semen found on her, her shoulder broken, the White man confessed to intercourse!
This is America. Not one Black Woman in its entire history has received justice for being raped by a White man. Tawana Brawley and family are barred from New York State. Her attorney, Alton H. Maddox Jr. was illegally barred from practicing law. In America, the Black Woman can not receive justice for being raped by a White man. Like the Black Man, the Black Woman is still viewed as Property by the State (this psychology can be understood here: https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/directory/abs/lore/races/occidentals/ ). Watch the videos. But remember to support Black Men and Women. The African Blood Siblings not only has Black leadership but is actively creating Black men and women. Support the creativity. Contact the organization about creating African Blood Siblings Community Centers–where leadership is locally created–and keep donating. If nothing else, we must sustain this endeavor lest the evenings will only be darker, and the mornings for more mourning. Subscribe, share, love.
Maddox on Community Cop speaks of Diallo Case
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Community Cop comes on every Tuesday at 5 PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Tune in then here: http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel
On July 26th and August 2nd of 2011, Alton H. Maddox Jr. appeared on the show to discuss the Nafissatou Diallo case described above. These are the videos as taken from a television. Note that this Sister never received justice. More on her case can be read here: http://justicefordiallo.wordpress.com/
More on the Rape of Black Women can be read here: https://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/missouri-v-celia-1855/
A solution to the rape of our women can be read here:
July 26th, 2011
August 2nd, 2011