African American History: West Africa

“The world is indebted to us for the benefits of civilization. They stole our arts and sciences from Africa. Then why should we be ashamed of ourselves? Their modern improvements are but duplicates of a grander civilization that we reflected thousands of years ago, without the advantage of what is buried and still hidden, to be reflected and resurrected by our generation and our posterity.”
– Marcus Garvey

The American Racial Caste System

The hierarchy was set up by an ideology of white supremacy and justified the use of deceit, exploration, intimidation, and exclusion to keep Afro-Americans and other minorities “in their place.” This ideology was taught in the infant years of America and still continues to be implemented in present-day America.

Grooming The New Slave

“Every man in my family has been locked up. Most days I feel like it doesn’t matter what I do, how hard I try—that’s my fate, too.”

– 11th-grade African American student, Berkeley, California 2014

Untold Stories of Black Success

I want to talk about the untold stories of black success in the black community, mainly, because black people need to hear these stories. These stories aren’t just feel-good pieces, but road maps we can use to rebuild our communities so that we, as a community, can reach our full potential.

Timeless Teachings: Angela Davis | The Liberation of Our People

“This whole economy in this country is a war economy. It’s based on the fact that more and more and more weapons are being produced. What happens if the war in Vietnam ceases? How is the economy going to stand unless another Vietnam is created.” – Angela Davis

Timeless Teachings: Malcolm X | Favorite Collection of Speeches

No, I’m not for separation and you’re not for integration, what you and I are for is freedom. Only, you think that integration will get you freedom; I think that separation will get me freedom. We both got the same objective, we just got different ways of getting’ at it.” – Malcolm X