Black People as Just People and the Crisis of Capitalism

Black Power proponent Stokely Carmichael aka Kwame Ture in his book published in 1968 titled; Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America once wrote: “There is a strongly held view in this society that the best – indeed, perhaps the only – way for black people to win their political and economic rights isContinue reading “Black People as Just People and the Crisis of Capitalism”

The Freedom Trap

Is music the ultimate expression of human freedom? Having written so much about the music called jazz and the socio-political nuances it often carries, I do feel like I may be laboring the point just a bit, but each time I look through my old notes, I keep finding half-finished essays and quotations connected toContinue reading “The Freedom Trap”

Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders

Freeing ourselves from psychological slavery is a daily task. Firstly we have to know how we are victims of this slavery, secondly we have to see ourselves as the primary agents of our own emancipation. The next step in my opinion, is we have to continually educate ourselves, our families and communities regarding our history,Continue reading “Truth Will Free We All, Including Our Leaders”

Remembering Eric Miyeni’s Work – The Only Black …

I have been re-reading the great work of Eric Miyeni, especially the O’Mandingo series of books, such as The Only Black at a Dinner Party, published by Jacana Media in 2006. The actor, ex-talk-show host and creative director at the Communications company Chillibush, is one of the talented 10th of what one could call the BlackContinue reading “Remembering Eric Miyeni’s Work – The Only Black …”

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