By EZRAH AHARONE | Nate Parker's movie The Birth of a Nation has revived the question: What caused Nat Turner's 1831 uprising?
Turner, first of all, was not a deranged misfit who acted outside of a historical context of previous African freedom fighters. Throughout slavery's duration, resistance was not only constant and fatal, but twofold-- Africans equally resisted both slavery and Americanization.
Contrary to popular "feel good" versions of history, the "fight against slavery" should not be
by Rev. John J. Raphael, SSJ Howard University, Washington, DC (Page: X of 14)
Do you know what the leading cause of death in the African American Community since 1973 is? Think about it for a minute. Is it heart disease-2,266,789 deaths since 1973, cancer-1,638,350, or accidents-370,723? Is it AIDS-203,695, or violent crimes-306, 313? There is one possibility that is often overlooked. It happens 1452 times a day in our community. It has taken over 13 million Black lives within the last 30 years.