“What to the [Enslaved] is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass

Listen Seeker, 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 speaking of Martin Delany From reading the Declaration of Independence, we saw how America declared “mankind” as its “enemies in war;”Continue reading ““What to the [Enslaved] is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass”

Of Understanding and Benefiting From African Nationalism

Listen Siblings, I come in peace, “When the governing class isn’t chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach.” — African Proverb African Nationalism (AKA Black Nationalism) must precede Pan-Africanism and it remains the only means to African Power (AKA Black Power.) HoweverContinue reading “Of Understanding and Benefiting From African Nationalism”

The Allegory of the Captive Lion

Listen Siblings, I come in peace, “The doctrine that submission to violence is the best cure for violence did not hold good as between slaves and overseers. He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.” — Frederick Douglass The Psychology of the Overseer remains in tact. The usual victims of Europeans are conditioned to beContinue reading “The Allegory of the Captive Lion”

Dialogue Between a Master and Slave

Listen Siblings, I come in peace, “I was now about twelve years old, and the thought of being a slave for life began to bear heavily upon my heart. Just about this time, I got hold of a book entitled “The Columbian Orator.” Every opportunity I got, I used to read this book. Among muchContinue reading “Dialogue Between a Master and Slave”

Frederick Douglass’ “West India Emancipation” Speech

Listen Siblings, I come in peace, “According to an old-existing custom said to have originated by law, a mulatto or quadroon who proved a white mother were themselves regarded as white: and many availing themselves of the fact, took advantage of it by leaving their connections with the blacks and turning entirely over to theContinue reading “Frederick Douglass’ “West India Emancipation” Speech”