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My Answer (Part 1): This deeply considered issue is at once personal, yet a legitimate Human Rights subject at its core. Certain aspects of the issue tugs at unfurled tangled webs weaved of deception, which concurrently allows reattachment to lost culture, while at the same time allowing some to escape the specter of shed cultural identities dogged by racial discrimination as discussed in the present document. As a matter of fact, my entire individual (and extended) family dealt with this precise controversial topic in the late 1960s and ‘70s. I was very young then, but my approach (since that time) has been drawn from my personal experience, as well as from my perspective as a Genealogist, Historian, Family History Researcher and Tribal Consultant. Therefore my response is naturally a culmination of many combined areas of interests related to Urban Ministries, Tribal Education, plus the additional dynamics of Linguistics. Medical occupation excepted.
First I must say that Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, A Philip Randolph and Roscoe Dunjee (for instance) operated as extremely “Conscious Negroes” in full unquestioned dedication to the Freedom, Sovereignty, Survival and/or Advancement of their collective people, while at the same time carrying what could be deemed as a ‘Colonial “White” Surname Identity, yet they were far closer to historical memories and ties to the Motherland than any other melanated people in the Hemisphere today. We revere these heroes culturally despite the origin of their names or failure to change them to please man‘s temporal (emotional) whims, rather than cerebral (intellectual) desires born of nature, which neither diminishes, nor enhances their incredible (and as yet unrivaled) Black Advocacy.
We are therefore faced with a theoretical hypothesis which contends that “White” Colonial surnames adhered-to by descendants of African Ancestored peoples equates to non-conscious mentality (or designation as working for suspect entities). Such a theory (in my opinion) renders itself vulnerable to challenge as inherently flawed. One could also make the related argument that certain extremely prominent U.S. figureheads bearing surnames of African origin may be operating in far more harmful and damaging capacity than persons with European surnames who are contributing to African advancement.
Would you have ever imagined that the present-day Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma would be named Chad Smith? A descendant of Confederate Indians, he spearheaded the advocacy campaign to exile Ethnic Cherokee Freedmen from that Nation, even though many Black Cherokee Elders continued to speak their native language and live as their people did before Oklahoma became a State. How many people also know that a Black Creek Elder exiled from his Nation, strode into the Creek Council Chambers to dress-down council members in the authentic Muskogee Creek language?
How many more understand the potential damage caused by a U.S. President with an African surname who refuses to recognize the sovereignty of Ethnic Black Indians and Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes, many of whom descends from persons bearing aboriginal surnames such as Folsom, Katubby and more? Is it ironic or immoral?
Aboriginals-Black Indians and Name Changes
Aboriginals in this hemisphere have had to deal with dual names from initial incursion (contact) with Catholic Christians. Inca Ruler, Atahualpa was persuaded by Hernando de Soto (functioning under orders of Pizarro) to accept forced conversion to Christianity before being murdered by order of Lead Conquistador, Pizarro. Atahualpa, was baptized (Christianized) as Juan Santos Atahualpa and subsequently murdered by strangulation on August 29th, 1533. His baptism merely spared him from being burned at the Stake.
Six short years later, Hernando de Soto having served under Pizarro, left Peru in anticipation of an elevation in his political status in the hemisphere, as evidenced by his official appointment as Adelanto (and Governor) of Cuba. The position entailed a voyage of discovery and travel through the Aboriginal Indian Country first from Cuba to Florida, from there on through to the interior of Alabama, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
De Soto’s Expedition plundered, looted, kidnapped Rulers and converted Aboriginals to Catholic Christianity, all the while changing their names until he was eventually killed by the Chickasaws. Although De Soto’s trek though the interior of Indian Country wrought so much havoc and destruction, his documented accounts preserved a great deal of data from which we can extrapolate historical knowledge of the aboriginals he encountered, including their names.
De Soto’s narratives identified Indian slaves as Tamenes, which is an Ethiopian name for “burden bearers.” There are still Ethiopians in the modern age with this name. Columbus called the dark aboriginals Indians (meaning, Dravidians). 48 years later, De Soto came along and called the dark people in the Indian Country, Ethiopians. He also documented running into an Indian Canoeist in the Gulf emerging from the rushes who was “big as a Philistine, Black as an Ethiopian.“ What’s more De Soto remarked over the many similarities between Atahualpa and Tuscaloosa, using both names in the same sentence.
Now, Atahualpa was the aboriginal name given to him by his parents, father (Inca Ruler) Huayna Capac and his mother, a Princess of Quito. Juan Santos, the Christianized portion of his name can legitimately be rejected (in this age) in order to restore natural dignity and honor to his aboriginal memory by the Indigenous people of Peru.In regards to Tuscaloosa, which was the aboriginal name of the Ruler of the Ethnic Indian people of Alabama and Mississippi, the same applies to him. His name wasn’t changed, so much as it was translated. Whites cannot change Tuscaloosa’s name, so they have sought to change our perception of what is meant by “Black Warrior.” What we do know is that “Black Warriors” and “Slave” are two different classes of humanity.
The ancient word (in Choctaw) preceding Tuscaloosa was CushTushka (also the name of the most ancient Choctaw Settlement, which means “Cush Warrior“).
There is no mistaking what was being pointed out by the ancient Aboriginal Choctaw.
Tuscaloosa was the name given by his parents. Tuscaloosa told De Soto (according to the narratives) that his “Fathers had always been free,” as he protested and displayed “haughty insult” over being kidnapped, denied free movement and ransomed for safe passage through territories hostile to De Soto‘s European Expedition.
Tuscaloosa is an aboriginal Choctaw language word and name, meaning “Black Warrior.” De Soto maintained that the word also applied to the people living in the ruler’s various Tribal Towns, as well as the entire region and sphere of his influence.
There were a few scattered (but important) Bands of Choctaws in Mississippi after having been removed from their first Alabama settlements. One of the largest groups are the Mississippi Choctaw at Philadelphia. However, there were smaller Ethnic Bands counted by McKennon during the Dawes era that were cheated out of enrollment because they were identified as descending from an African Ancestor. There were so many that Congress refused to officially sanction or recognize McKennon’s enrollees living primarily in Hattiesburg (Forest County), Washington County and other Counties.What is unusual about these Choctaws is that a great many enrolled by McKennon had what I call “masculine surnames” such as Joe Joshua, Sillin Jeff, Cephus Sam and Mose Dixon (also found among the Federally recognized Mississippi Choctaw Nation).
Examples: Rufus L. Johnson (a name found in my ancestral family) can also be found on McKennon’s rolls, under the interview of Belle Gilbert:
Belle Gilbert’s father was Rufus L. Johnson, her mother was Martha G. Leflore.
Martha Leflore’s father was Benjamin Leflore. She was also the sister of Campbell Leflore according to her interview.
Now, Benjamin Leflore was the father of Campbell Leflore. Benjamin Leflore and Greenwood Leflore were brothers. Greenwood Leflore represented Choctaws at the making of the Treaty of 1830 (Dancing Rabbit Creek). He was Chief of the Choctaw Nation. The above information proves that Martha Leflore was the niece of the Chief.
Rufus L. Johnson gave further testimony regarding Mary Witt. Her father was Jack Leflore (Indian), but her mother Caroline Leflore was testified to be Indian and White.
Witness Rufus L. Johnson gave additional testimony that Mary Witt’s mother Caroline was a Slave of Benjamin Leflore and that Caroline was a Negro because her mother was a colored woman.. Further Benjamin Leflore, Mary Witt’s Uncle and Jack Leflore were brothers. Therefore Mary Witt was also the niece of the Chief of the Choctaw Nation.
Mary Witt made the following declaration: “I am part colored” and although the Commissioner knew full well that she was the daughter of Jack Leflore, brother of Choctaw Chief Greenwood Leflore and her uncle was Benjamin Leflore, he told Mary Witt that, “I would have to have other clear evidence before I could enroll you.”
The two ladies, Gilbert and Witt (nieces of the Chief of the Choctaw Nation) were subsequently denied enrollment; 1. because of African Ancestry and, 2. because Congress failed to acknowledge McKennon’s rolls due to the large volume of Choctaw Negroes.
We can therefore state that Black Choctaws were exiled, forcefully detached and denied enrollment in the Nation of their ancestry due to Racism at the hands of U.S. Agents.
Meanwhile back at the Choctaw enrollment camp; Charley Wiley (Choctaw Full-Blood) along with his Negro wife and their 5 children, plus his 2 sisters (one of whom had a half-breed Choctaw/half Negro husband) and their children were all enrolled by the Commission.
Joe Joshua (Choctaw Full-Blood) was enrolled, but was unmarried without children at the time. This name surfaced in the family of Mary Elizabeth Joshua Duncan of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her dad, Edward Joshua was born on the ancient Choctaw reservation at Chunchula, Alabama before removal. One of her brothers was named Joe Joshua. Mary Elizabeth Joshua is the Grandmother of Chief Edgar Molette. Today, the only remnant feature of Tuscaloosa Choctaws (viewed by De Soto) is the Black Warrior River.
The majority and largest contingent of Tuscaloosa’s people were removed to Oklahoma during the 1830s Trail of Tears. The Indian Freedmen of the Choctaw Nation built Tuscaloosa Academy (a Freedmen boarding school) in the Choctaw Nation to honor their great Chief‘s memory (the Band of Angela Molette‘s people).
Who can say whether these names were “White” or simply claimed by Whites?
Here is another example of a what might be perceived as a “White” surname for you, also from McKennon’s Rolls; Mary Campbell. Her mother was documented as half Choctaw, part Negro and part White. She had been a Slave and was described as “yellow.”
The interview stated that she did not know her Father, except that he “belonged to an Indian.” The Commission grilled Mary about whether her father was a Slave of an Indian or not. Mary’s answer was, “his Father was the man he belonged to.”
In the Euro-mindset, “belong” equates to “ownership” (chattel). To the English deficient Aboriginal population having little understanding of the language of the newcomers, the subject of “possession” and “ownership” were difficult abstract concepts and their perception of “belongs to” (which was closer to an Iran males’ idea of ownership of their children, even stronger than his wife‘s claim) was deeply misunderstood by Whites.As a Genealogist I can say that tracking all of this information would have been very nearly impossible had the names of any respondents changed during any point in the enrollment process or subsequent removals.I would be remiss here, if I failed to mention a very intense discussion I had with two men from Alabama (regarding surnames) as a moment of peace, solitude and admiration was shockingly shattered by them from a place, perhaps a few feet away from where I stood viewing the Gallery Photos in the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, in Connecticut a few years ago. I was in the company of Professor Barbara Molette, BIU President Barbara Mitchell Finley and Chief Edgar Molette. A very tipsy brother and his friend loudly laughed in a sneering taunt pronounced arrogantly before a group of a gathering Whites (in an odd attempt to amuse all within earshot of the gallery) that; “These People Are Niggers!!”
I was so insulted by the unexpected derogatory rant that my ears started burning.
For one thing, it’s been a personal policy of mine (from a very young age) never to use that word. Now here was a man using it loudly in a place of culture and refinement in an ill-conceived attempt to drag this Nation down before others.
I took this brother on (mainly because the other visitors stepped back) Black Indians United Legal Defense recognizes the necessity of seizing the right moment to educate our people when they are willing to listen.
The brother questioned me loudly about what he called, “the White last names of the Indians” as if he did not know that they had also been victimized by the ancestors of all the White Folks he sought to entertain. I took him all through Massaoit, the Militarized Pilgrims at Natick, Massachusetts who documented the aboriginals as “Black“ at contact. We talked about King Philips War, Father Eliot, Tuspaquin the Black Sachem and more. I must give the brother credit, even though he was tipsy, he listened, seemed satisfied and left with his friend.
It was cathartic to release knowledge to the brother and to provide new information that this man needed to stop him from being a public fool. However, I also remember feeling that it was high time that our people stopped behaving like mortal enemies simply to entertain White People. I recalled Marvin Gaye’s very mellow, Brother, Brother! What’s Goin’ On! I spoke enough about the massacres to calm this brother down.
After our educational session in the Pequot Museum Gallery, I happened to wander into the theater to see the movie featuring Pequot history…suddenly, it all became too much for me. I was overcome with grief and emotion from the battles for survival depicted on the screen, the senseless killing, slaughter and burning of the elders, women, children and infants combined with those battles still occurring in life right there in the Gallery of the Pequot Museum. All my thoughts about our class action claim (then pending in the U.S. Federal Court of Claims), all my travel, advocacy work, classes, consults, documentation collection, teaching, taking in more information-learning, having others rely upon me, battling, fighting, challenging, being challenged, the monumental responsibility of it all.
I was nearly inconsolable. These people were being killed on screen before me. From my point of view, it felt as though I was looking through my ancestor’s eyes in Dejavue. My mind was seeing the Choctaw battle of Mauvilla (Mobile) all over again, and it was just too much! The Pequot Movie was yet another reminder that we are forced to fight for the elevation of our mass of humanity and restoring the dignity of the ancestors, making certain someone answers for the Genocide still affecting us. The wrenching poverty experienced in this disgusting excuse of a depression economy. The fight against our right to rising up out of this system to stand on our own two feet in the peace and serenity promised by our Treaties must be addressed, corrected and re-compensated. It is up to us to fill in the historical gaps created by Euro-American Neglect of our people.
I am proud that the Pequots had enough moxie to take on Ronald Reagan and his administration to gain Federal Recognition and made a deal with the State of Connecticut that makes each member independently wealthy, right on my dears! I’ve got nothing but massive respect for every move they made. Especially the call that brought their members back home to the remainder of their lands, standing on faith that their efforts would be rewarded. I want the same thing for all the Tribes and Bands affiliated with Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund and Harvest Institute Freedmen Federation.Name Changes by North American Blacks in the 1960s and 1970s
The interim of time between 1865 and 1965 saw a great era of cultural change among African Ancestored Americans as they inched ever closer to the anniversary of emancipation. They took stock of their peculiar situation, which surely appeared dreary as they counted lost reconstruction-era social gains, including lands and personal freedom in record numbers that left them yearning to throw off the vestiges of the yoke of oppression, to live free and natural as intended by nature. Part of that _expression_ entailed shaking loose the individual grip imposed by European law for 346 years upon Black life in America from 1619 through 1965. What grew out of this internal national self-assessment was an unhappiness erupting on the heels of reaction to the unabated terror of Ku Klux Klan lynch murders, intimidation, manipulation, and intolerance brought front and center to the American mainstream, in a racially charged clash now known as “the Civil Rights Movement”.
A simultaneous rise in religious and social organizations steeped in Afrocentric Philosophies called for African Ancestored Americans to divest themselves of all things European. They were quite correct in their assessment that the American Educational System was based strictly upon Eurocentric history, perspectives and philosophies with no room for divergent opinions, individual histories or the inclusion of the perspective of pre-existing cultures.
Name ChangesWe must not forget to address “nicknames” common in the old south, which are mirror-image practices employed by African Ancestored Americans and Native Americans who call them “beauty names” or “spirit names.” Nearly the entire spectrum of former Indian Nations comprised of the precise geographical land area recognized as the Blackbelt of the American south is filled with persons having nicknames, which have nearly replaced birth names.
A modern adornment of second name or nickname applications has been employed by Gang-bangers used to identify persons, neighborhoods, areas, districts or regions as a form of set identification, occurring from inception to the present day. As I said, it’s a personal choice.
It also seems that name changes have been the norm since the beginning the time. We can also point to examples of name changes throughout the Bible, even Jesus was known by many names. I pointed out the popularity and successful movements of earlier named heroes, while adhering to what some may consider as “White” surnames. Following will be examples of persons achieving their zenith only after changing their names (which was no doubt an intensely personal action).
Religious and Organization Mandates For Name Changes
A few of the more prominent major religious organizations embracing mandates to throw-off European “White” surnames were Moorish Americans, the Nation of Islam, Hebrew Israelites, Black Panthers and others. In the 1960s very prominent African Ancestored Americans changed their names after converting to Sunni Islam.*Timothy Drew, was reborn as the Moorish Prophet Noble Drew Ali
*Elijah Robert Poole, was reborn as Elijah Muhammad
*Malcolm Little, was reborn as Malcolm X
*Hulon Mitchell, was reborn as YAHWEH BEN YAHWEH
*Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was reborn as Muhammad Ali
*Ferdinand Lewis (Lew) Alcindor, Jr., was reborn as Kareem Abdul Jabbar
(List not exhaustive: only a random sample has been provided)
Blacks In Entertainment Changed Their Names
*Lincoln Perry, became Stepin Fetchit
*Eleanora Fagan, became Billie Holliday
*McKinley Morganfield, became Muddy Waters.
*Loretta Mary Aitken, became Moms Mabley
*Delloreese Patricia Early, became Della Reese
*Carol Diahann Johnson, became Diahann Carroll
*Elias Bates, became Bo Diddley
*John Henry Ramistella, became Johnny Rivers
*Richard Penniman, became Little Richard
*Ernest Evans, became Chubby Checker
*Steveland Morris Hardaway, became Stevie Wonder
*Caryn Johnson, became Whoopie Goldberg
*Anna Mae Bullock, became Tina Turner
*La Donna Gaines, became Donna Summer
*Bobby Moore, became Ahmad Rashad
*Cordozar Calvin Broadus, became Snoop Dog
*O’Shea Jackson, became Ice Cube
*Dwayne Douglas Johnson, became The Rock
*Eldridge Woods, became Tiger Woods
(List not exhaustive: only a random sample has been provided).
Angela Molette (Tuscaloosa Ohoyo) Black Warrior Woman
End of Part I
Date: January 8, 2011 12:27:25 AM ESTSubject: Re: Colonial White Surnames: Part 1
There were silent movies, then “talkies.” Talking Movies were often lavish productions produced by only a few Movie Studios. These studios made stars by selecting and grooming talent, creating an image for its “star” and cranking out products that would make everyone involved incredibly wealthy. During wartime, Movies shown at home and abroad featured the forerunner of commercials. Remember it was Movies, before Television. The movies often had news shows built into them (especially those prepared for military troops during the war).So the natural question to ask was who dominated this venue of the Media Industry? Naturally in researching this question we found the answer regarding the originating point of the initial claim in the name changes of Movie industry personnel, as well as changes to the names of persons in inter-related industries, enough to substantiate that “Jewish persons dominated a more than significant percentage of the Media, including ancillary and incidental industries related to Media.Arthur Hays Sulzberger (1891-1968) was the publisher of the New York Times from 1935 to 1961 (the son of Cyrus L. Sulzberger and Rachel Peixotto Hays, descendant of old and noteworthy Sephardic families. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Seixas brother of the famous rabbit and American revolutionary Gershom Mendes Seixas of Congregation Shearith Israel, was one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange).
Sulzberger married Iphigene Bertha Ochs in 1917. In 1918 he began working at the Times, and became publisher when his father-in-law, Adolph Ochs, the previous Times publisher, died in 1935. In 1929, he founded Columbia’s original Jewish Advisory Board and served on the board of what became Columbia-Barnard Hillel for many years. He also served as a Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1939 to 1957.The important thing here is that his modern descendant serves as Chairman of the Times.
Sulzberger built the Times Radio Station, WQXR into a leading vehicle for news and music. Under Sulzberger the Times began to publish editions in Paris, and Los Angeles.
From ownership of the studios, to controlling who got hired, who didn’t, musicians, camera operators, ancillary services, ownership of Movie Houses andTheaters, Jews figured prominently in controlling the depiction of certain races integral to plot development in their productions. It seems Americans have grown up not realizing that their view of life (depicted in the Media) was through a lens of deception and oppresion based upon images that were not quite comprised of the whole truth. But how does this tie into name changes?Early Hollywood Movie Moguls established the pattern and set the standard for mainstreaming name changes.
Shmuel Gelbfisz became Samuel Goldwyn (the G in MGM) and,
Wilhelm Fried (German) became William Fox of what would later became 20th Century Fox. Actors and Actresses simply followed suit. Many of them did so to hide ethnicity, out of fear of discrimination and also a desire to fashion an acceptable European name for the marquee. [MGM: Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer founded April 16, 1924 in Century City, Los Angeles, California when Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corp and Louis B. Mayer Pictures]. Hollywood Movie-making, a wholly Jewish enterprise, set the standard for perception of European beauty, popularity and created an entire industry based upon deception of the masses through movie magic, control of their image and information systems.*Adolph Cukor, became Adolph Zukor (founder of Paramount Pictures) and partner to Marcus Loew of MGM. (born in Ricse, Hungary to a Jewish Family). Zukor was a furrier at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (Chicago World’s Fair). Held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival and the discovery of the New World by Europeans.
The Chicago Columbian Exposition was designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmstead. Many prominent civic, professional and commercial leaders from around the United States participated in the financing, coordination and management of the Fair, including Chicago Shoe Tycoon, Charles Schwab.
46 Nations participated. Haiti selected Frederick Douglass to be their delegate.
Jewish entertainers recorded name changes in Europe and the Americas as early as the 1860s and 1870s, beginning with;
*Sara Marie Henriette Rosine Bernardt, became Sarah Bernhardt. (10/22/1844-3/26/1923).
Note 1: Documented as “French”, Bernhardt was challenged due to “much of the uncertainty about Bernhardt’s life arises because of her tendency to exaggerate and distort. Alexandre Dumas, fils (the son) described her as a notorious liar.“
Note 2: Dumas’ paternal great-grandparents were a French nobleman and a Haitian woman. Alexandre Dumas, pere (the father) acknowledged his son and assured him the finest education.
Note 3.: Actress Sarah Bernhardt was the daughter of Julie Bernardt. Julie was one of six children born to Jewish spectacle merchant and petty criminal Moritz Baruch Barnardt and Sara Hirsch-who later was known as Janetta Hartog).By The Magic of Hollywood:
*Leonard Marx, became Chico Marx (Austrian, German)
*Julius Marx, became Groucho Marx
*Milton Marx, became Gummo Marx
*Adolph Marx, became Harpo Marx
*Herbert Marx, became Zeppo Marx
*Nathan Birnbaum, became George Burns
*Frederick Austerlitz, became Fred Astaire
*David Kaminsky, became became Danny Kaye
*Melvin Kaminsky, became Mel Brooks
*Benjamin Kubelsky, became Jack Benny (Jewish, Poland)
*Milton Berlinger, became Milton Berle
*Betty Joan Perske, became Lauren Bacall (Romanian)
*Israel Baline, became Irving Berlin
*Charles Buchinski, became Charles Bronson
*Yul Brynner, became Taidje Kahn, Jr.
*Bela Ferenc Blasko, became Bela Lugosi
*Walter Matuschanskayasky, became Walter Matthau (Slavic)
*Asa Yoelson, became Al Jolson (Hebrew)
*Maria von Losch, became Marlene Dietrich (German)
*Jane Peters became Carole Lombard (Scottish, Dutch, North German)
*Mary Kaumeyer became Dorothy Lamour
* Douglas Ullman, became Douglas Fairbanks
*Archibald Alec Leach became Cary Grant (old High German, old English)
*Roy Schere, Jr., became Rock Hudson
*Constance Ockelman, became Veronica Lake
*Burle Icle Ivanhoe, became Burl Ives
*Ehrich Weiss, became Harry Houdini
*Muzyad Yahkhoob, became Danny Thomas
*Michael Shalhoub, became Omar Sharif
*Rose Louise Hovick, became Gypsy Rose Lee
*Issur Danieltovitch, became became Kirk Douglas
*Sarah Jane Fulks, became Jane Wyman (German)
*Shirley Schrifft, became Shelley Winters (Germanic)
*Joe Yule, Jr., became Mickey Rooney (German)
*Emmanuel Goldenberg, became Edward G. Robinson
*Audrey Kathleen Ruston, became Audrey Hepburn
Note For Hepburn-(parents Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (Nazi Sympathizer) and Ella Van Hoekstra (the former Baroness Ella a Dutch aristocrat, both members of the British Union of Fascists. Information provided by Unity Mitford, friend of Ella van Heemstra, follower of Adolph Hitler.
*Doris von Kappelhoff, became Doris Day
*Norma Jeane Baker Mortenson became Marilyn Monroe (Norwegian)
*Allen Konigsberg, becomes Woody Allen
*Donabella Mullenger, became Donna Reed
*Joseph Levitch, became Jerry Lewis
*Bernard Swartz, became Tony Curtis
*Leonard Rosenberg, became Tony Randall
*Howard Cohen, became Howard Cosell
*Michael Gubitosi, became Robert Blake (Germanic)
*Jacob Cohen, became Rodney Dangerfield
*Sidney Leibowitz, became Steve Lawrence
*Alexandra Zuck, became Sandra Dee (Polish, Ukraine, Russian, Swiss, German, Scottish)
*Mladen Sekulovich became Karl Malden
*Stefania Federkiewicz, became Stephanie Powers
*Bert Jacobson, became Bert Parks
*Walter Palanuik, became Jack Palance
*Bernice Frankel, became Beatrice Arthur
*Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., became John Denver
*Eugene Orowitz, became Michael Landon
*Jerome Siberman, became Gene Wilder
Harvey Lee Yeary, II became Lee Majors (French name, Germanic origin)
*Larry Zeigler became Larry King
*Barry Alan Pincus, became Barry Manilow
*Barbara Huffman, became Barbara Eden
*Joan Sandra Molinsky, became Joan Rivers.
*Dame Helen Mirren (born in London to a family of Russian émigrés) her real name was Illiana Lydia Petrovna Mironova). Russian.
*Joyce Frankenberg, became Jane Seymour
*Chaim Witz, became Gene Simmons (from KISS) born in Haifa, Israel
*Angelina Voight became Angelina Jolie (German)
*Winona Horowitz, became Winona Ryder
Aspersions Cast That Jews Dominate The Media in the Modern Age*The Times: New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Times
LA Times: Founded, 1847. (owned by Tribune Company).
Tribune Company Chicago, Illinois-Key People Sam Zell and Eddy Hartenstein, Co-CEO Publishers. It is the nation's second-largest newspaper publisher, with ten daily newspapers and commuter tabloids including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Baltimore Sun and The Morning Call, among others.
Through Tribune Broadcasing, the company operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, and Chicago's WGN-AM. The group's combined reach is more than 80 percent of U.S. television households. Investment Interests include the Food Network.
It's national network sites owned with partners includeCareerBuilder.com, Cars.com, Apartments.com andTopix.net. (50 websites overall) affecting more than 20 million people.
Sam Zell was born in 1941, to Jewish Immigrant parents from Poland. He is Chairman of Equity Group Investments, Equity International, Equity Residential, Equity Lifestyle Properties, Chairman of Capital Trust, Inc., Anixter, Covanta and Tribune. Media Investments: Between 1992 and 1999, Zell's Chillmark fund owned Jacor Communications, Inc., a successful radio broadcast group that included a television station. The company was sold to Clear Channel Communications in 1999.On April 2, 2007, the Tribune Company announced its acceptance of Zell's offer to buy the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and other Media assets. He plans to sell the Chicago Cubs, and sell the company's 25 percent interest in Comcast Sportsnet Chicago.Controversial Statement
In April 2008, Zell made a controversial comment about the subprime mortgage crisis at a conference in Los Angeles, where he stated, "This country needs a cleansing. We need to clean out all those people who never should have bought in the first place, and not give them sympathy."
Odd thing for a Jew to recommend a "cleansing" in America that affected primarily millions of "ethnic people" in the country. Yet, Here We Are! Have we had enough?
*20th Century Fox and Fox News grew from the original MGM Studios.*Loews dominates the Theater Industry at owners of Loews AMC Theaters in Malls or connected to Shopping Complexes across the country.
*Larry King has dominated the airwaves on CNN from the 1980s to December, 2010.
*The Founder of Face book (with over half a billion users) is young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. His Social Media site claims credit for creating the Election of President Barack Obama. Zuckerberg’s Facebook claims to be “the engine that powered the Presidency,” even “making him President” by starting Face Book Students for Obama.
*Jewish persons also dominate the Music Industry as Record Company executives, including Legal, Financial and Video Production industries for Hip Hop and Rap, which has been a publicly discussed contentious-relationship tackled by many Black artists.
Ethnicity In General Downplayed In Hollywood-In Exchange For Neutral Identities
*Rudolpho D’Antonguolla, became Rudolph Valentino
*Gladys Smith, became Mary Pickford
*John Blythe became John Barrymore. (Scottish)
*Joan De Havilland, became Joan Fontaine (French)
*Lucille Le Sucur, became Joan Crawford (Canadian)
*Richard Jenkins, became Richard Burton
*Harry Lillis Crosby, became Bing Crosby (Scottish, English)
*Leslie Towns Hope, became Bob Hope (English)
*Frances Gumm, became Judy Garland (English, Anglo-Saxon, Irish)
*Charles Carter, became Charleton Heston (Scottish)
*Marion Morrison, became John Wayne. (English, Welsh, Scottish)
*Natasha Gurdin, became Natalie Wood (Welsh)
*Julia Wells, became Julie Andrews (English
*Ruby Stevens, became Barbara Stanwyck
*Leonard Slye, became Roy Rogers
*Pierino Roland Como, became Perry Como (Italian, Sicillian)
*Dino Crocetti, became Dean Martin
*Rocco Francis Marchegiano, became Rocky Marciano
*Vera Jane Palmer, became Jayne Mansfield
*Seth Ward, became became Jimmy Dean
*Edna Gilhooley, became Ellen Burstyn (Irish, Gaelic)
*Maurice Micklewhite, became Michael Caine
Shirley Beatty, became Shirley MacLaine (Scottish, Irish)
*Jack Joy, became Rodney Dangerfield (English, Irish, Scottish)
*Peggy Middleton, became Yvonne De Carlo
*Sophia Scicolone, became Sophia Loren
*Arnold Dorsey, became Engelbert Humperdinck
*Reginald Dwight, became Elton John
*John Joseph Ryan, became Jack Lord
*Patsy McClenny, became Morgan Fairchild
*Krishna Bhanji, became Ben Kingsley (Hindi)
*Thomas Jones Woodward, became Tom Jones
*David Robert Jones, became David Bowie
*Cherilyn Sarkisian, became Cher (Greek) promoted Cherokee heritage
*Vincent Damon Furnier, became Alice Cooper (French, means “oven”).
*Eleanor Gow, became Elle McPherson (Scottish)
*Georgios Panayiotou, became George Michael
*Madonna Louise Ciccione, became Madonna
*Thomas Mapother IV, became Tom Cruise (English, Irish)
*Demetria Guynes, became Demi Moore (Irish)
*Lou Upchurch, became Lou Diamond Phillips
*Nicholas Coppola, became Nicholas Cage.
*Michael Douglas, became Michael Keaton (not related to Michael or Kirk Douglas).Hispanic Hollywood Downplayed Ethnicity For European Acceptance
*Raquel Tejada, became Rachel Welch
*Richard Valenzuela, became Ritchie Valens
*Linda Jean Cordova Carter, became Lynda Carter
*Ramon Estevez ,became Martin Sheen
*Carlos Irwin Estevez, became Charlie Sheen
One final surname change; regarding Alexandre Dumas (the father):
Dumas Davy de la Pilleterie (born July 24, 1802, died December 5, 1870), became Alexandre Dumas (pere).
Dumas was born in Villers Cotterets in the department of Aisne, in Picardy, France.
His paternal grandparents were Marquis Alexandre-Antoinette Davy de la Pailleterie, a French nobleman and General Commissaire in the Artillery in the colony of Saint Domingue-now Haiti, and Marie Cesette Dumas, an Afro-Caribbean Creole of mixed French and African ancestry.
Dumas was a French writer best known for his historical novel of high adventure. His most memorable works were, the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers.Interesting Subject. Thanks All Praises Due To The Creator for allowing me to weigh-in on the matter.
Angela Molette (Tuscaloosa Ohoyo) Black Warrior Woman
End of Part IIDate: January 8, 2011 12:27:35 AM ESTSubject: Re: Colonial White Surnames: Part 2
When I saw this question I got quite fired up, and thought to give the poser a good dressing down. But, when I saw the excellent and thorough response by Black Warrior Woman/Angela Mollette humbled anything I might have been planning. I will, however, presume to add that the shedding of the colonial mentality, the mentality that fosters silly divisive disagreements and keeps us from being on the same track toward our freedom and collective goals. I remember when we began to wear our hair natural, we derided those who still chose to straighten their hair. A wiser one cautioned us that 'It's not what's on the head, it's what's in the head.' Let us cease to look for reasons NOT to come together.
GOD's peace and blessings be upon us all.
I would rather name my child after Gabriel Prosser or Denmark Vesey than after an Idi Dada Amin or a Mobuto or a Savimbi. Yes, I have a son named Dedan and his daughter is named Nandi Agaja and another granddaughter named Amari Rose. They have all kept the family's surname.
Why? Because Black Revolutionary heros and sheros come in all kinds of surnames... just like Black Traitors. The key question is how politically conscious are our Black young fathers and mothers today... anywhere on Planet Earth?
Once I knew the real history of the multiple generations Black Resistance and Struggle within my own family, I chose to keep my "white master's" name because, thru the struggles and sacrifices of my direct African Ancestors the "white master's" name was transformed in Black heroic proportions- just like a Robert Smalls or a Robert Williams or a Queen Mother Audrey Moore. I honor that transformation by keeping not only the surname, but the Resistance & Struggle for Black Liberation burning bright in my heart and soul as well as my children and their children....
S E Anderson
author of The Black Holocaust for Beginners