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Saturday, December 28, 2013

MALCOLM X: Wise Words on America’s Hypocrisy, Then and Now

What Malcolm spoke of then is Today's Reality. Notice the sequence of events within the interview. Each question attempts to negate and discredit the Enlightenment of what it takes for Afro American to grow and become self-sufficient.

  1. Identity is key, and Ownership is servitude
  2.  Leadership and Division, united with each having the ability to lead
  3. Knowledge and Existence, understand  self is understanding purpose
  4. Religion, Prophet or Messenger - spread the word
  5. Truth and Awakening
  6. Life of Righteousness
  7. Recognition as Human Beings
  8. Notice the attempt to Redirect the Label of Hate towards those who suffers from Injustice
  9. Comparative Analysis on level of Hatred, Mississippi vs the Georgia fallacy
  10. Hypocrisy of Deriving a Solution through Integrated Education

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Civil rights and universal education - James A. Garfield

Are event that continue to stifle progress truly random, especially those that affect Afro Americans?

James A. Garfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The plight of African-American civil rights weighed heavily on Garfield's presidency. During Reconstruction, freedmen had gained citizenship and suffrage that enabled them to participate in state and federal offices. Garfield believed that their rights were being eroded by southern white resistance and illiteracy, and was vitally concerned that blacks would become America's permanent "peasantry". The President's answer was to have a "universal" education system funded by the federal government. Garfield's concern over education was not exaggerated; there was a 70% illiteracy rate among southern blacks. Congress and the northern white public, however, had lost interest in African-American rights. Federal funding for universal education did not pass Congress during the 1880s.

President Garfield appointed several African-Americans to prominent positions: Frederick Douglass, recorder of deeds in Washington; Robert Elliot, special agent to the U.S. Treasury; John M. Langston, Haitian minister; and Blanche K. Bruce, register to the U.S. Treasury. Garfield began to reverse the southern Democratic conciliation policy implemented by his predecessor, Rutherford B. Hayes. In an effort to bolster southern Republican unity Garfield appointed William H. Hunt, a carpetbag Republican from Louisiana during Reconstruction, as Secretary of the Navy. Garfield believed that Southern support for the Republican party could be gained by "commercial and industrial" interests rather than race issues. To break hold of the resurgent Democratic Party in the Solid South, Garfield cautiously gave senatorial patronage privilege to Virginia Senator William Mahone of the biracial independent Readjuster Party.. Garfield was the first Republican president to initiate an election policy to obtain support from southern independents. - Wikipedia

Garfield not only favored abolition, but also believed that the leaders of the rebellion had forfeited their constitutional rights. He supported the confiscation of southern plantations and the punishment of rebellion leaders.

Following President Lincoln's assassination, Garfield attempted to ameliorate the strife between his own Radical Republicans and the new president, Andrew Johnson. When Johnson undermined the Freedman's Bureau, however, Garfield rejoined the Radicals, subsequently supporting Johnson's impeachment. -

14th Amendment Participants in rebellion

 In 1975, the citizenship of Confederate general Robert E. Lee was restored by a joint congressional resolution, retroactive to June 13, 1865.[160] In 1978, pursuant to Section 3, the Congress posthumously removed the service ban from Confederate president Jefferson

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Colombia's Santos: Relations with U.S. at 'best moment ever' [UPDATE2] -

Colombia's Santos: Relations with U.S. at 'best moment ever' [UPDATE2] -
Santos said U.S.-Colombia relations are "at their best moment ever."
" And as a result, the agenda that we have discussed this morning is much broader than it's ever been," he said. "We have gone well beyond the usual items that we used to discuss, like security, like drug trafficking, and we are now expanding it to topics like education, energy, and mutual cooperation -- what we can do regionally."

In a statement, the Obama administration said the visit "highlighted our cooperation" on free-trade, labor rights, energy and expanding opportunities for "vulnerable and disadvantaged groups," including "indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Colombia and the United States." -UPI News

Sunday, December 01, 2013