Does Your Art Reflect the Times?

kevin chambers:

Here comments are a powerful challenge for artists. Whether you’re a filmmaker, photographer, musician, writer, painter, what have you. Do you feel the call to use your art, at some level, to make a difference in this world? To reflect the challenges of the day? There’s no judgment here. Just a question worth pondering. – Love Her !

Originally posted on Dare Dreamer Magazine:

Last weekend I watched Netflix’s first original documentary “What Happened Miss Simone?” by director Liz Garbus about the life and art of “the high priestess of soul” Nina Simone.

As an ex-Lindy Hopping lover of jazz, documentary filmmaker, this movie had my name written all over it. Being such a fan of swing and jazz, I was already familiar with popular hits by Nina (like “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “Feeling Good” and “I Put a Spell On You”) and many others. But my knowledge of her was superficial. I never knew she at one time was on track to be the first African-American woman and break-out star classical pianist. (In fact, she got into singing sort of by accident. It definitely was not her plan). Nor, ashamedly, did I know the huge role she played in the civil rights movement of the 60s. In fact, it…

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Resolving the Problem of Black Miseducation

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Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.

Putting Friere’s quote into a U.S. context, the U.S. educational system prepares our children to integrate and conform to its culture of values, expectations and views. From the societal standpoint, our children are to assume three primary roles: 1.To become a semi-skilled pool of labor for corporations who will follow instructions without resistance. 2.To become a relatively smaller pool of directors or managers (professional overseers) for the corporate plantation. 3. To become the defenders and enforcers (military and police) of the corporate culture.

Originally posted on MY TRUE SENSE:

We are familiar with the oft-quoted Ghanaian proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Sometimes I wonder if we recognize the converse of this truth: “It takes a village to destroy a child” as well.

With this in mind, reasonable Black folk must concede that we cannot attach sole responsibility for the miseducation of our youth to negligent Black households. While easy and convenient, this approach fails to assign equal responsibility to our local places of worship, community organizations, and public schools.

Of these, the last community resource (public schools) remain convenient targets for those of us working to provide Black children with an empowering education. But if it takes a village, why do we single public schools out when it comes to education? For one, they are THE recognized institution responsible for education in our communities; Secondly, they have trained teachers, administrators and staff (whose salaries derive from…

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Did You Know: US Gov’t Paid Reparations…To Slave Owners

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Black Reparations Survey

Since writer and cultural critic Ta-Nehisi Coates made his compelling “Case For Reparations” in The Atlantic, it has been a hot-button topic and the questions have come fast and furious.

What is reparations? What should it look like? How has slavery and subsequent systems of oppression had a continuing impact on Black Americans?

Will the United States ever pay reparations for its role in what amounts to domestic terrorism against African Americans?

The truth is: The government has already paid reparations — to slave owners.

Originally posted on News One:

Black Reparations Survey

Since writer and cultural critic Ta-Nehisi Coates made his compelling “Case For Reparations” in The Atlantic, it has been a hot-button topic and the questions have come fast and furious.

What is reparations? What should it look like? How has slavery and subsequent systems of oppression had a continuing impact on Black Americans?

Will the United States ever pay reparations for its role in what amounts to domestic terrorism against African Americans?

The truth is: The government has already paid reparations — to slave owners.

According to the National Archives and Records Administration, The District of Columbia Emancipation Act paved the way to compensate slave owners for their “loyalty to the Union” and for the loss of income incurred by freeing slaves.

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia. Passage of this law came 8 1/2…

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Beating our black children furthers the legacy of slavery

kevin chambers:

If it can be said that real men don’t hit women, then we should also say real men don’t beat children.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on a felony charge for beating his four-year-old son with a switch — a tree branch — in an act that exceeded “reasonable discipline” according to the Montgomery County, Texas, District Attorney’s office. The NFL player punished his son for pushing another one of his children off of a motorbike video game, and Peterson said the whooping was not unlike the discipline “he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas.”

The boy reportedly suffered from numerous injuries, including cuts and wounds to his ankles, legs, hands, back, buttocks and scrotum. The child also said his father hit him with belts and put leaves in his mouth while he was being hit, pants down, with the switch.

As a black father with a four-year old son, I cannot imagine ever beating my beautiful child. I cannot and will not treat my son like a slave.

Originally posted on theGrio:

If it can be said that real men don’t hit women, then we should also say real men don’t beat children.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted on a felony charge for beating his four-year-old son with a switch — a tree branch — in an act that exceeded “reasonable discipline” according to the Montgomery County, Texas, District Attorney’s office.  The NFL player punished his son for pushing another one of his children off of a motorbike video game, and Peterson said the whooping was not unlike the discipline “he experienced as a child growing up in east Texas.”

The boy reportedly suffered from numerous injuries, including cuts and wounds to his ankles, legs, hands, back, buttocks and scrotum.  The child also said his father hit him with belts and put leaves in his mouth while he was being hit, pants down, with the switch.

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The Eve Gene

Black Woman Eve Gene

Aren’t all the Abrahamic religious books just the victors versions, plagiarized from the spoils of Kemet ? Isn’t their development seen out of Kemet and toward present day through Auha Miser, the Zoroastrians and Hellenistic Romans? Are we being kept from recognizing the obvious scientific answer, to what is or who should be considered chosen, in this present day and age of our existence. I mean whom on earth we celebrate our existence too and come together around.

Scientifically, the black woman is the only organism that
possesses the mitochondrial DNA that has all variations possible for
every different kind of human being on this Earth (the african,the
albino, the european, the middle eastern,ect) When the DNA of a black
woman mutates all other types of human beings comes about. You can
research this topic & it is true. This is called the “Eve Gene” and
is ONLY found in black women.

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The Real Eve Discovery Channel+

KNOW YOURSELVES Where were the

The black womban is the manifestation of God.

We need to see each other in ourselves, I see me in you !

Profound Truth

HONOR AND OBLIGATION

LAW AND ORDER

Black Woman Eve Gene

LAW AND ORDER DR JOHN HENRIK CLARKE

Honor and Obligation, in this brilliant, yet brutal scathing chastisement of humanities loss, or misrepresentation of the origins of all facets of its society and thus its civilization born out of mans birth place in Africa, and hidden in the quantification of naming and the placement of material value. Dr. Henry Clark destroys the common faulty concept and misconception of a European, Greek beginning to civilization. It all begins in mother Africa, with Honor and Obligation.

Profound Truth

No revolution without organizing .. Kwame Ture

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‘From Gangs To Gardens’

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Check out filmmaker JLove Calderon‘s new film, ‘From Gangs To Gardens’ – a documentary following gang member turned organic gardener Ietef Vita. Vita, a hip hop musician, uses hip-hop culture to inspire young people to connect to the earth and educate them on gardening and healthy eating. In the film, Vita – who was recently invited, along with wife Alkemia (pictured below), to the White House to rep for Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign – states, “Tribalism is ingrained in us. We’re supposed to rep our hoods, our community. But when it becomes violent, when it becomes destructive, that’s why I realized that enough of this has happened.” Watch the trailer below and CLICK HERE to see the film in full (co-produced by M1 from dead prez).

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Life elsewhere, Complex organic molecules discovered

Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system

Hints that prebiotic organic chemistry is universal
April 7, 2015

Prebiotic Chemestry

For the first time, astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star, suggesting once again that the conditions that spawned our Earth and Sun are not unique in the universe.

This discovery, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), reveals that the protoplanetary disk surrounding the million-year-old star MWC 480 is brimming with methyl cyanide (CH3CN), a complex carbon-based molecule, and and its simpler cousin hydrogen cyanide (HCN).

The molecules were found in the cold outer reaches of the star’s newly formed disk, in a region that astronomers believe is analogous to our own Kuiper Belt — the realm of icy planetesimals and comets beyond Neptune.

Comets retain a pristine record of the early chemistry of our solar system from the period of planet formation. As the planets evolved, it’s believed that comets and asteroids from the outer solar system seeded the young Earth with water and organic molecules, helping set the stage for life to eventually emerge.

“Studies of comets and asteroids show that the solar nebula that spawned our Sun and planets was rich in water and complex organic compounds,” noted Karin Öberg, an astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., and lead author on a paper published in the journal Nature.

“We now have evidence that this same chemistry exists elsewhere in the universe, in regions that could form solar systems not unlike our own.” This is particularly intriguing, Öberg notes, since the molecules found in MWC 480 are also found in similar concentrations in our own solar system’s comets.

The star MWC 480, which is about twice the mass of the Sun, is located approximately 455 light-years away in the Taurus star-forming region. Its surrounding disk is in the very early stages of development, having recently coalesced out of a cold, dark nebula of dust and gas. Studies with ALMA and other telescopes have yet to detect any obvious signs of planet formation in it, though higher-resolution observations may reveal structures similar to HL Tau, which is of a similar age.

Astronomers have known that cold, dark interstellar clouds are very efficient factories of complex organic molecules — including a group of molecules known as cyanides. Cyanides, and most especially methyl cyanide, are important because they contain carbon-nitrogen bonds, which are essential for the formation of amino acids, the foundation of proteins.

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A Coherent Reality

Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.

Educating Mind Heart

Exploring the Nature of Consciousness

Consciousness is the greatest mystery ever encountered by humanity.

Mystics of all traditions have described consciousness as the ground of being in which the dance of life unfolds. Each tradition has developed different approaches and practices to explore the nature of consciousness, the paths of meditation, inquiry, prayer, art, mantras and movement…

Today the main lens through which our culture understands reality is science. For the past century science has viewed consciousness as something generated by the brain, yet there are major problems with this assumption. A new scientific paradigm is emerging which views consciousness as fundamental. Consciousness cannot be explained in terms of the existing laws of space, time, mass and energy. A new science has to be developed, a science that can accept consciousness as universal while investigating the connections between the existing laws and this new paradigm.

We might not yet have a theory of consciousness, but the process of studying it holds the key to understanding the universe, while possibly bridging the gap between the mystic’s experience and the scientific observations.

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Robert Lanza on theory of Biocentrism

This is part 1 of Rober Lanza’s talk on Biocentrism at the Science and Nonduality Conference 2010.

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Watch part 2 here:

http://youtu.be/Yw55BsToVZM

Graham Hancock Breaks the Set on TED Censorship, Lost Civilizations & War on Consciousness

Abby Martin interviews author and philosopher, Graham Hancock, about the mysteries of ancient civilization, hidden societies from the past, censorship by TED Talks and the difficulty in getting these ideas accepted by mainstream archaeologists and historians.

Banned TED Talk: Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

TED’s Chris Anderson censored Rupert Sheldrake, along with Graham Hancock, and removed this video and Hancock’s from the TEDx YouTube channel. They dared question the mainstream Scientific Orthodoxy, and for that they have been publicly questioned, ridiculed and defamed. Watch the video and decide for yourself is what Rupert Sheldrake is talking about is too controversial for the mainstream.

Water, Air and Raw Foods as Human Rights

Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized

WATER DROP

Nestle CEO: Peter Brabeck, actually says that the solution, that our most precious resource save air, water, is a public right is an extreme solution, thus Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized, and given a value. At some point, if not stopped, these parasitic corporations will seek to meter and capitalize off of a souls first breath into this existence.

I would say that the Earths Water Supply already has a value, not only to the 7 billion human inhabitants of the Earth, but the animal or otherwise creatures populating the planet, and that if we buy into his corporate models bull shit. eventually we will be buying our next breath of air.

We must be mindful that it was this same corporate model, that polluted our water ways in the first place, that is now usurping it, packaging it and selling what was already ours, back to us, at a cost higher than refined gasoline.

I would be re-missed not to also mention that Mr. Nestle CEO Peter Brabeck: Believes Corporations Come Before Humanity and that the Natural and Organic, that allows for our very existence, is not good for us. He says that man can make a better balance, never mentioning, mans ability to ruin the balance that already exists and allows for us. If this sounds insane to you, that’s because it is. He is and the corporate model, and it’s call for an infinite resource base is also.

We need rapidly end the incorporation of the Earth and begin Co-operating with it and it’s inhabitants.


 Water Wars, Here are the facts.

Water Wars City

Water Wars 1: Scarcity

Billions of people around the world have little or no access to clean water — and experts believe this situation will only worsen. In fact, some analysts believe the next world war won’t be over nukes or ideology — but, instead, a war over water.

Global water grabbing by pungently obnoxious necrotrophic parasites | Nana Silvergrim

Cyberguerrilla productions and resources

Water grabbing is not a new phenomenon and has much in common with earlier resource grabs and what has been called the “enclosures of the commons.”

The purpose of the many powerful business coalitions that corporations have formed in recent decades is to ensure that corporate interests are advanced over the welfare, health and other interests of national populations and to undermine the democratic process for deciding government priorities and policies. What business leaders seek, and to a large extent have achieved, are “business-managed democracies”, that is, democracies where the politics and cultural life of nations are managed in the interests of business.

The new dimension of contemporary water grabbing is that the mechanisms for appropriating and converting water resources into private goods are much more advanced and increasingly globalised, subject to international laws on foreign investment and trade.

via Global water grabbing by pungently obnoxious necrotrophic parasites | Nana Silvergrim.

Water wars

Water wars upcoming, we need co-op to stop resource wars – UN Envo Program Director

Published on Apr 16, 2015

As technology has improved over recent years, the global transition to renewable energy has gained momentum. But despite these advances, trillions of dollars of investments are still needed to offset global warming. How can we manage global resources in a sustainable and efficient way, and can we prevent them from becoming sources of conflict? Oksana is joined by Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN Environment Program, to shed light on these issues.

Water wars?

As the world population swells and the demand for water grows, we examine brewing water conflicts in the Middle East.

GO FUNDING THE FUTURE

DR. Umar’s F.D.M.G St Paul’s Go Fund Me Campaign

Blacks Targeted

“It Is Easier to Build Strong Children Than To Repair Broken Men.” Frederick Douglass

Want Peace, Have Peaceful Means..

Dr, Johnson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who practices privately throughout Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. As a school psychologist Dr. Johnson evaluates children ages 3-21 in an effort to determine if they have educational disabilities and a need for special education services. He is considered a national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children, as well an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys

Dr. Johnson has made it his life’s mission to halt the flood of black children — especially boys — from being forced into special education programs in public schools due to erroneous psychological diagnoses.


BLACK AMERICAN TRAGEDY

Good Day To All!

I badly need your help! I’m trying to raise funds to acquire and rehabilitate either the Historically Black St.Paul’s College in Lawrenceville Virginia, or the Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in Port Gibson Mississippi,  with the expressed intent of transforming one or both of them into the Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for Black Boys; which will be America’s first private K-12 residential academy for African-American males based upon the principles of Traditional Afrikan Culture, Pan-Afrikan Leadership, Community Self-Determination & Cooperative Entreprenuership.

As a School Psychologist, School Principal, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology, with more than 20 years of experience servicing African-American boys, I am committed to reversing and ending the detrimental effects of special education, juvenile incarceration, societal alienation, psychological frustration, and premature extermination that has become commonplace for boys of color in this country.  Like myself, I’m sure that you are also tired of the suspensions, expulsions, mis-diagnoses, and excessive use of medication and physical force against our boys.

The FDMG Academy will chiefly provide our boys with serious Manhood Training and Discipline, which will enable them to return to their communities as leaders, husbands and fathers.  Our Agricultural Science and S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics)Program will focus upon raising up the next generation of scientists akin to Dr. George Washington Carver (who once visited St.Paul’s College) & Dr. Lewis Latimer.  Our Financial and Economic Sciences program will teach them the power techniques of the Real Estate and Commodities Industries; as well as Strategic Business Planning.  In addition to several other programs,  too numerous to name here, there will be a Seafood & ShellFish Gaming and Business Program that teaches our young men the art of fishing & shipping within the seafood market.

All of our academic and industrial programs will prepare our children for college, or immediate business entreprenuership, whichever they personally prefer.  A comprehensive Pan-Afrikan History and Culture curriculum will ensure that our children know from whence they came,  that we as a people existed before the rise of racism and slavery, with critical attention being paid to the role of African culture with regard to maintaining the health and happiness for everyone within our communities.

If you would like to help me reverse the Infamous School-To-Prison Pipeline then please donate to this most worthy of causes, and then influence and motivate everyone you know to do the same!  We have to act now, there is no tomorrow unless we make one! $4,000,000 will give us the monies necessary to not only acquire the facilities ($2,000,000), but will also allow us to make the much needed repairs to bring either property up to inspection code, which will be critically necessary towards opening the school as quickly as possible.

Your Humble Servant,

Dr.Umar Johnson, Psy.D, CSP, M.Ed.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Certified School Psychologist & Principal
National Movement to Save Black Boys
Kinsman to Frederick Douglass
DrUmarJohnson.Com

“It Is Easier to Build Strong Children Than To Repair Broken Men.” Frederick Douglass


Update:

Black contract with blackness

Good Evening from Philadelphia!

This past Saturday was a most memorable day as we laid to rest the greatest Grand Master Teacher of them all, Garveyite Scholar-Warrior Ancestor Dr.Yosef Ben Jochannan.

This momentous occassion in NYC humbly served to remind me of just
how precious our lives are, and how committed we must be towards using our lives to make a positive difference for others. “Dr.Ben” was the greatest example, in our time, of a life of uncompromising Black scholarship and manhood; may he forever rest in peace!

As I prepare to speak at Cheyney University and Chicago this week, I have renewed my vigor and purpose towardsthis spiritual mission of ours! FDMG must come to fruition….

Your Brother,
Dr.Umar
215-989-9858

Black Woman Eve Gene

DR. UMAR JOHNSON…THE PSYCHO-ACADEMIC WAR AGAINST BLACK BOYS

Dr, Johnson is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who practices privately throughout Pennsylvania and lectures throughout the country. As a school psychologist Dr. Johnson evaluates children ages 3-21 in an effort to determine if they have educational disabilities and a need for special education services. He is considered a national expert on learning disabilities and their effect on Black children, as well an expert on helping schools and parents modify challenging behaviors that can ultimately lead to disruptive behavior disorder diagnoses in Black boys

Dr. Johnson has made it his life’s mission to halt the flood of black children — especially boys — from being forced into special education programs in public schools due to erroneous psychological diagnoses.

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Black Power Chains Loosed

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