They shot Malcolm in the chest front of his little seeds…” -RZA, Wu-Tang Clan
We are the ones upon whom water hoses are turned with pressure so hard that it rips the clothes from our backs– not men, but the clothes from the backs of women and children. You’ve seen it yourself. Only because we want to enforce what they call the law.
Well, any time you live in a society supposedly based upon law, and it doesn’t enforce it’s own law because the color of a man’s skin happens to be wrong, then I say those people are justified to resort to any means necessary to bring about justice where the government can’t give them justice. [Applause]” -Malcolm X
Today is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X/Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. During Black History Month or any month I encourage you to study more about the man, his thoughts, his actions and don’t forget to study more about his times. It’s important to have a little context to Malcolm X’s famous by any means necessary quote. Continue reading
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” -Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1979)
You may not know who she is or what she did but you probably know this famous quote from Fannie Lou Hamer. Now let’s talk about what she did and why she said that. Continue reading
Photo Credit: “The Garvey Marchers” by Madam Toussaint
To be learned in all that is worth while knowing.
Not to be crammed with the subject matter of the book or the philosophy of the class room, but to store away in your head such facts as you need for the daily application of life, so that you may the better in all things understand your fellowmen, and interpret your relationship to your Creator.
You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind.
To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one’s self is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life, and still, to approach your brother by the feeling of your own humanity, is an education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed. ~Marcus Garvey on education
One day in Harlem I walked into this march to commemorate Mr. Garvey on his birthday in August last year. These people all seemed really proud and committed. Here’s why… Continue reading