John Henrik Clarke Remembered

John Henrik Clarke Remembered

DR. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE — JANUARY 1, 1915 – JULY 16, 1998″A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” ~John Henrik Clarke “I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world…

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“Violence in America” HBO Documentary 1995

“Violence in America” HBO Documentary 1995

Exploration of the tradition of violence in the United States of America, drawing on the history of invading settlers and native peoples, frontier outlaws and modern-day murderers, racist violence, the urban underclass, and domestic abuse. From the punishment of defenseless Native Americans by Christopher Columbus, to the domestic and racially motivated assaults that run rampant today, American history is shown to be permeated by cycles of violence fueled by guns, whiskey, prejudice and greed. Using…

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Peter Joseph – The Big Question

Peter Joseph – The Big Question

Peter Joseph is an American born Musician, Filmmaker, Author and Activist; best known worldwide as the creator of the controversial and award winning “Zeitgeist Film Series” and founder of the “The Zeitgeist Movement”, a social sustainability advocacy group which currently operates in over 70 countries. He is also the curator for the Annual Zeitgeist Media Arts Festival and is on the Advisory Board/Steering Committee for “Project-Peace on Earth”. Joseph lectures around the world on the…

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Like It Is with Gil Noble (Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan & Dr. John Henrik Clarke)

Gil Noble is a true icon, an iconoclast if you will. He began at Ch. 7 in 1967 as the weekend nightly newscast anchor. A year later he became host and producer of Like It Is, which quickly became an important outlet for area viewers to get information on topics important to the African-American community. The show remained Noble’s only focus since 1986. And although Noble has shows and interviews on hard news topics like…

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“The Great” Al Davis Dies at 82

“The Great” Al Davis Dies at 82

Al Davis, the irascible owner of the Oakland Raiders whose feuds with the National Football League reshaped professional football over the last half century and helped spur its rise to pre-eminence in the landscape of American sports, died Saturday morning. He was 82. The Raiders said he died at his home in Oakland, Calif. Before there were sports franchise owners like George Steinbrenner, Jerry Jones or Mark Cuban, there was Al Davis, outspoken and brash,…

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Talib Kweli Joins The Occupy Wall Street Protest

The American Dream has been stolen from the world. Workers are told that they aren’t allowed health care, shelter, food. Students are told that they aren’t allowed jobs, and that they will be in debt for the rest of their lives, unable to declare bankruptcy. The 1% has destroyed this nation and its values through their greed. The 1% has stolen this world. We will not allow this to occur. The Occupy Wall Street Site

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Bob Parsons Shooting an Elephant on Safari Nails the Worst Hunting Stereotypes

Teddy Roosevelt next to an elephant on safari, circa 1900. From Corbis. Last week, the impetuous billionaire and Go Daddy C.E.O. Bob Parsons placed himself at the center of an unusual public controversy. He posted a video on his Web site that shows him fatally shooting an elephant during a recent hunting excursion in Zimbabwe. The images circulated widely over the Internet and through TV news, where angry commentators criticized Parsons for acting irresponsibly and…

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Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again

Let America Be America Again By Langston Hughes Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed– Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one…

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Lessons in Manliness from the Egyptian Revolution

Lessons in Manliness from the Egyptian Revolution

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Yasser El Hadari, an AoM reader from Egypt. If you’ve been watching the news, I’m sure you know that the Egyptian people have rocked the Middle East in their effort for self-rule and democracy. As I sit typing this, the newly appointed Vice President issued a statement of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation and his appointment of the Armed Forces Supreme Council to take power. It is the dawn…

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“I Am Not Young Enough To Know Everything”

In case you’re worried about what’s going to become of the younger generation, it’s going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation. ~ Roger Allen Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw There’s nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes There is no old age. There is,…

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Man is born as a “Freak of Nature”

“Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision making which replace the principles of instincts. he has to have a frame of orientation which permits him to organize a consistent picture of the world as a condition for consistent actions. He has to fight not only against the dangers of dying, starving, and being hurt, but also against another…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s take on Technology

Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea…

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Competition to live on Earth is Humanity?

Competition to live on Earth is an Inhumanity! Competing to live is not a variable of the Way of a Human. We are all born as a Human. We are Human at Birth and for most of our childhood we live the Way of a Human. As a child we have childhood dreams of growing up, being successful, marrying, having children and living a wonderful life evermore. But the way of the World today is…

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Celebrate Human Rights Day, December 10, 2010

The primary requirement of the Way of a Human is Human Rights. Human Rights should be the foundation for the establishment of Citizenship Rights of any country in the world. Is there a quality standard set of Human Rights that the Nations of the world can follow to ascertain if they are either protecting the Human Rights/Citizenship Rights of their Citizens or if they are violating the Human Rights/Citizenship Rights of their Citizens? Yes there…

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