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
Part One of my new book will be read, Sunday Nov. 6, from 10am to 11am sharp; a discussion, questions & answers 11am to 12 noon.
Of course Reparations/Expropriations and other aspects of the Just Law (MAAT) is topic # One: the premise for the entire 417 page book is "Black people have all the knowledge needed to win our Liberation. Struggle: Since "Knowledge, indeed is Power, this is not the problem.
"I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think." -Richard Pryor
The Midwest is flat. And it's hard to think in a flat place, where life is two dimensional, where people have width and length and no depth, where when you fly in from the 3-D world you tend to feel a moment of panic above the runway gazing out of the cabin porthole at surrounding fields, roads, and distant horizon beneat
Once again we owe a show of graditude to Sons of Africa for the information about The Stono Rebellion. Information about Sons of Africa can be obtained atKAfrica33@aol.comAn excerpt from one of their postings about The Stono Rebellion that prompted the following blog by
H. Khalif Khalifah
It was information about The Stono Rebellion, Gabriel Prosser, Denmark Vesey & Nat Turner that helped to uncover my Purpose in Life. The information about Stono, Prosser and Denmark (to a lesser extent, since i
SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
JANUARY 19, 2009
While the United States of America, and the world celebrate and anticipate the inauguration of the first African in history to the presidency of the “American experiment,” as Dr. Obadele I Obadele, former president of The Republic of New Afrika refers to it – Black Community Organizers held series of summit meetings on the land where one of Black America’s most reverent Community Organizer in history, Nat Turner, led the Black Liberation Army of 183