Tag: #slavery

SENSITIVITIES: A NATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EASILY HURT

“New outrage spreading throughout America.” outrage In life, you’re always going to have this demographic of people who rage against everything. But in today’s society, now that people have the ability to build themselves a platform, more outcries are rampant. Everything you say, if… Continue Reading “SENSITIVITIES: A NATION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EASILY HURT”

MODERN DAY SLAVERY: WHY AREN’T GOVERNMENTS ADDRESSING THE BUYING AND SELLING OF AFRICANS IN LIBYA

“We all know, yet we all except it.” Recently, there have been reports of the buying and selling of Africans into Libya as farm hands. Men and women being sold for as low as $400 and so far the only people that have really… Continue Reading “MODERN DAY SLAVERY: WHY AREN’T GOVERNMENTS ADDRESSING THE BUYING AND SELLING OF AFRICANS IN LIBYA”

JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN

“The descendants of blood, sweat, and tears, still going strong.” Today marks the 152nd anniversary in which the first Juneteenth Day celebration was held in Galveston, Texas. And for those of you that are unfamiliar with Juneteenth, it is the celebration that marks the… Continue Reading “JUNETEENTH DAY: WHERE ARE WE NOW FROM THEN”

1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS

“What happens when identity has to be recreated?” Two years from now will be the year 2019, which will mark the 400 year period since the first Africans were brought to America. So much between then and now has happened, and the question now… Continue Reading “1619: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME AS AFRICAN AMERICANS”

RELIGUGATION: HOW RELIGION HAS BEEN USED AGAINST THE BLACK COMMUNITY

“Why we worship.” Throughout American history, Black people have always turned to the church as a way of coping in this country. It has served as a sanctuary for us to congregate to praise God and also a meeting place for community issues. But… Continue Reading “RELIGUGATION: HOW RELIGION HAS BEEN USED AGAINST THE BLACK COMMUNITY”

REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES

“What if history was switch around.” Let’s say instead of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Africa, it took place in Europe. What if Africans invaded Portugal, Spain, Italy, Sicily? What if Africans paid some Europeans money to lure them from inland? And what if… Continue Reading “REVERSE HISTORY: WHAT IF WHITE PEOPLE WERE SLAVES”

MESSAGE!

“We got through 400 years of this, we’ll get through the next 4 years!”

WHO AM I: THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY

“Does where you come from matter?” I have heard my whole life regarding heritage as a African American to forget about it. You’re an American, who cares about the past. And that makes sense if not for other groups of people holding on to… Continue Reading “WHO AM I: THE IMPORTANCE OF IDENTITY”

EXODUS RELOADED: WILL THERE EVER COME A TIME WHERE BLACKS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE?

“Could it happen again?” 11% of America, this is the percent to which the African American population is made up of in this country. Now I make this statement, especially with everything that has been going on over the past few years. Will there… Continue Reading “EXODUS RELOADED: WILL THERE EVER COME A TIME WHERE BLACKS WILL HAVE TO LEAVE?”

What Is Heritage Really: The Confederate Flag Argument

“Is it about segregation or self-sustainability?” Throughout the United States history, the Confederate flag has long been a subject of a lot of debates. What does this flag truly mean? Some say it is the flag that is representation of people who wanted to keep slavery going; in… Continue Reading “What Is Heritage Really: The Confederate Flag Argument”