It is always disappointing to me at the number of Black people who seem always quick to make the counter point of "Black on Black" crime as if it is the source or justification for criminal behavior and injustice against Black folks by authorities to negate our cries and complaints against it. The ignorant and uninformed among "us" basically say because of "black on black" crime we really can't complain, or they use it to deflect away from complaints against injustice and the cries for justice. Do they ever tell white folks they can't complain against injustice or get justice because of "white on white crime" which is much greater?
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Most Black folks in the Americas don't even know their own history or understand Black sociology but seem to always want to argue about God and religion. The 3 major religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all came from dark skinned peoples in the same region of the world. Even Kemetics comes from the same region. Buddhism and Hinduism also come from dark skinned people in Sub Continental Asia. How is it that one of them could be "the white man's religion" or one is "Blacker" than the other? It can't be. White folks didn't give Black folks Christianity. That is one of the biggest lies ever told, and folks promote it because they don't research thoroughly or know their own history. In our misdirected pursuit to reclaim our lost heritage we forfeit and forsake other parts of our heritage because someone else adopted it. Middle East Asia and Africa had the gospel before Europe.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
For several years now I've encountered and engaged in numerous discussions with those from the group known as "Hebrew Israelites". They are a very divisive cult that twists scriptures and offer no practical solutions to any real problems other than to repent and turn back to the Old Testament Law of Moses which Christ the Lord fulfilled and delivered us from. They claim Black people in North America are the lost tribe of Judah and other people of color in the Americas are the remaining lost tribes of Israel. They also adhere to the history of Robert Windsor as told in his book "From Babylon to Timbuktu" as historically accurate and seemingly almost as authoritative as the Bible itself in telling the history of the people of Israel and the Black man in America as one and the same without question. Windsor's book is full of errors both historical and biblical for which there isn't time or space to point them all out here.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
This is a composite perspective from the minds of Black People on their relations with White People in the U.S. and abroad. It DOES NOT represent all Black People or even myself, but holds a lot of truth for a great many on how they view White People. It is a "toned down" composition made from a few days of conversations with others while taking notes and then putting it all into my own words to express group thought as if it was a single voice:
I DO NOT hate white people and have some in my family whom I love dearly as well as outside of my family because they don't treat me as "black" but as "family" with real love and respect. However, in this current racial climate and because of the deep denied thought processes it has exposed (but many Black people have been aware of) I do not trust White people in general, and don't enjoy conversing with them on race as it relates to injustice towards minorities by Whites, or in regards to the internal issues among Blacks for which I feel they should stay out of. We've achieved desegregation but never full integration into the U.S. because whites won't allow it and many of us no longer want it.
Posted by IJW at 11:10 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015
I don't know how long I'll live or how long before the World comes to an end, but I pray and hope if it survives beyond my lifetime that the World we leave our children and future generations is much better than the one we are currently living in. Prophetically speaking according to the Holy Scriptures (whether you believe it or not), it gets much worst before it gets better and is only made better by the 2nd coming of Christ. As a Christian I truly believe this and am hoping for it, but I accept that others don't and I respect their differing views. I'm a brother to my family, those of my faith, my community, and of all humanity.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Just because I'm not in favor of rioting and looting doesn't mean I'm against the rioters. I support them and every protester because I understand our anger over the consistent brutality against us and the lack of protection from it historically for the last 400 years. Let it also be known that I am not marching either because that is complete bullshit at this point. No need to forgive my expression because I'm angry and hurt, and I'm not asking you anyway. I'm not going to march or just pray every time the authorities decide it's okay to kill us or brutalize any person for that matter and there is no justice.