Aug. 10, 2019

Why Reparations : August 10, 1835 - The Destruction of the Noyes ​Academy

Why reparations? The Destruction of the Noyes ​Academy

The total destruction of "The Noyes Academy", August 10, 1835, in Canaan, New Hampshire. When Enlightenment's flame was extinguished by bigotry, racism, and ignorance by a mob of mob white people.​ This incident didn't happen down in the deep south? This travesty of injustice happened in the north. It happened in New Hampshire where supposedly sensible white folks lived. Yet humanity and morality left that environment because the white residents of Canaan, New Hampshire didn't want black children to be educated in their town.

So they proceeded as a white mob to move the entire school building from its location to the swamp. 500 white men and 100 oxen completed the task of destroying the Noyes Academy on August 10, 1935. After the mob destroyed the school they then turned their attention to terrorizing the students. They launched cannon shells at the homes where the students were staying and physically threatened them with harm. The students had to run away from the town in darkness for their own safety.

Two of the students became instrumental leaders in the black struggle for the destruction of the institution of slavery, Henry Highland Garnet and Alexander Crummell. Even though efforts to rebuild the school were attempted. Three years later in 1838, The Noyes Academy was burned to the ground. The struggle for the right for an opportunity to get an equal education in this nation has always been a struggle for black Americans.

Why reparations, because for 400 years this nation has mistreated, abused, terrorized, murdered, disengaged, miseducated, and ignored black Americans, that's why.

Aug. 10, 2019

Riddle Me This?

"How can someone on 24-hour suicide watch successfully kill themselves? Especially someone who is a celebrity prisoner. Well, if that someone has the goods on his rich and powerful friends. Money talks and bullshit walks. He was simply silenced by the same system he supposedly flaunted. Of course, if he were black, the system would've clearly stated a clear case of suicide but a wealthy white pedophile? Especially a wealthy white pedophile with damaging knowledge of the misdeeds of his powerful white friends. Oh yeah, that's a conspiratorial murder with significant implications. Hey, the ghost of Jeffrey Epstein where did you hide that scandalous black book? Searching.......Searching" "

Aug. 10, 2019

A Powerful Message From A Friend "Justin Black"

"Claiming Power 2019"
Acrylic, Painting
Style: Loose, Cultural, free-handed, textured.
Size: 36in x 48in (Canvas)
US $110,000
Read below!!!

I will be donating $100,000 of this painting's proceeds to the Historically Black College & Universities sports program of the buyers choice. If the buyer has no preference, I will be donating the money to my Alma Mata Morgan State University.

The NCAA has recently implemented a rule that states agents will now have to hold a bachelor's degree, be certified with the NBA Players' Association for a minimum of three straight years, pass a background check, and once they do that, agents will have to take an in-person exam at the NCAA's office in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 6. Among other minor stipulations.

This rule has immediately been dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule." This is a clear knock-on Paul's hustle over the years, as he strives to give power back to the players and maximize their growth and potential without a "University Degree."

In a limiting fashion, I believe the NCAA hopes this stops the next "unqualified" agent to work freely. Many think this new rule is racist and classless; big names have spoken out about the issue from Lebron James to Kevin Hart.

This particular work was inspired by Chris Broussard. He responded to the new rule by stating:

"They're calling it the 'Rich Paul Rule,' which is appropriate but I'm gonna call it something else: Straight up racism, but instead of crying, complaining, and begging, it's time for black people to take action. You fight power with power, and one of our greatest sources of power is our athletic dominance."

"I know some of them are NCAA, but at least the millions of dollars you generate would go to benefiting black people who are in dying need of economic empowerment," said Broussard.

"So I'm calling on all of our great black football and basketball players, instead of going to these big universities that chew you up, spit you out, and don't care about you, go to an HBCU, a Howard, Morehouse, Hampton, Xavier of New Orleans and many other schools.

As an HBCU alum and athlete, I believe this is prevalent and essential for the next generation. So I have created "Claiming Power" 2019 with the hopes to keep this conversation going and opening the door for the next generation of Black stars. So I'm calling on all celebrities, professional athletes and Black leaders to step up.

#blackart #culture #hbcu #richpaulrule #love #morganstate #pride #spirit #heart #me #work #painting #myart #enjoy #repost #goodmorning

Justin Black played at THE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY for 4 years. He was All-MEAC as well as All-MEAC Rookie. Justin Black graduated from MSU in 2015 and has trailblazed ever since on this continent as well as on the European continent. If you want to see and understand black artistic talent please visit Mr. Justin Black's webpage Justin is a dynamic young black man who has set his course to changing the world with both his words and his art. I am simply proud to call Mr. Justin Black my friend and colleague.

Aug. 9, 2019

The Black Heart Keep It Beating

Conscious Building Thought For A Safe and Happy Black Weekend

Aug. 9, 2019

Why Reparations? Thinking About Robert Brown Elliott's Civil Rights Bill Speech

Today, I celebrate the brilliance of Robert Brown Elliott who was one of the black congressmen during the period of Black Reconstruction. In 1874, Congressman Elliott spoke to the House of Representatives in our nation's capital appealing for the passage of the Civil Rights Bill of 1875. It was the last of the Black Reconstruction bills passed by the Republicans prior to the end of Reconstruction in 1877.

The bill was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 1881. This ruling basically ensured that Jim Crow would devastate black lives throughout this nation until 1964's passage of the Civil Rights Bill. The speech that was given by Congressman Elliott on January 6, 1874, was deemed by many including Federick Douglass as t[one of the most historic speeches given in the Halls of Congress. Today, I will read the entire speech in all of its glory.

"What you give to one class you must give to all; what you deny to one class you shall deny to all, unless in the exercise of the common and universal police power of the state you find it needful to confer exclusive privileges on certain citizens, to be held and exercised still for the common good of all."

Robert Brown Elliott was born in Boston on August 11, 1842, and he died on August 9, 1884. Although Robert Elliott served in the House of Representative and had numerous other political appointments, he actually died a pauper in New Orleans, Louisana. That was a direct result of the fact that every right that he and others secured for black Americans were snatched from them as a result of Jim Crow laws enacted by southern and northern states throughout this nation.