Poetry: If you think you’re not oppressed

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love, Listen Seeker, I come in peace, “It is better not to know and to know that one does not know,than presumptuously to attribute some random meaning to symbols.” — African Proverb Over the passed few years I’ve heard it constantly. “The oppression of African people isContinue reading “Poetry: If you think you’re not oppressed”

Time heals all wounds but no Oppression: This Last Century

Listen Seeker, I come in peace, ” . . . What you seen wasn’t no dust of changes rising. It was the dust of sameness settling.” — Sterling Plumpp This may be the most disappointing post I could write.  Not for any violence, though I can write on violence; not for any abuses, though IContinue reading “Time heals all wounds but no Oppression: This Last Century”

Notes on Audre Lorde’s “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”

Listen Siblings, I come in peace, “The aspirations and standards for Occidentals are peculiarly rooted in mythology.” — Onitaset Kumat In University, this was one of my favorite essays.  Today, I see it as silly.  Still, its merit is in the speculation of ‘the mythical norm’ (an evolution of Du Bois’ “Double Consciousness” and Fanon’sContinue reading “Notes on Audre Lorde’s “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference””

Poetry: Black American Commerce

Listen Sibling, I come in peace, “Gotta hurry to get the White man his money” — “Black American” Today’s article answers “What is holding us back?”  An important question only the African Blood Siblings (ABS) correctly answers.  Here this question is answered through a light poem that I didn’t put but three minutes into.  ItContinue reading “Poetry: Black American Commerce”

Dialogue Two of Five on Race: Oppression Defined

From Dialogue One of Five on Race: Culture Defined  — “Culture” Defined Onitaset Kumat:  Does oppression seem like a vile word? Knobeco: Absolutely. Onitaset Kumat:  To the dichotomy of “Oppressor” and “Oppressed,” does belong our people the latter? Knobeco:  So it is reasoned. Onitaset Kumat:  Thus, is “Oppression” altogether a disagreeable facet of a society?Continue reading “Dialogue Two of Five on Race: Oppression Defined”