In honor of Black Music Month, and in keeping in mind its obligation to keep Black African self-determination at the forefront of Our people’s minds, the AllEyesOnDC Show explored the cultural and business aspects of Black music during the June edition of the monthly program at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe in Northwest.
We must revamp the dialogue and prioritize the procreation of healthy children and families, ensured through the union between conscious Black men and women.
When the time comes for concerted action, all We can offer is reactionary movement against forces impeding Black progress, when all along We should have been prepared to tackle Our current-day issues with an established Black-centered infrastructure, ran similarly to a separate government, or at the very least, a federation of governing bodies.
Those who knew Mama Hasinatu considered her youthful disposition to be one of a kind. Even as old age crept up on her, she continued reasoning with the young people and imparting words of wisdom.
After this video and proliferation of similar information, hopefully we as people of African learn to respect each other and move beyond the European-created boundaries that have divided us for far too long.
*Courtesy photo of the late, great comedian and activist Baba Dick Gregory* Earlier tonight, AllEyesOnDC learned the unfortunate news of Baba Dick Gregory's transition. Baba Gregory had been ill and hospitalized for some time; social media postings this week and... Continue Reading →
Not even torrential downpour in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area could snuff out the drumbeat that connects people of African descent across the globe. Nor could it deter a small, but powerful, group of artists and activists from fulfilling their vision of enlightening others about the power of said drumbeat in uniting the African Diaspora.
Check out this video and get a great look at what community and self-determination, as it relates to food production, looks like in the District of Columbia.
It’s my hope that Black liberals, and any other group of Black people that has disdain for proponents of African-centered culture, get to embrace their African heritage. Knowledge of Self is a personal process that opens the door to more spiritually fulfilling professional opportunities and connectedness to African people that every Black person should have, even if they don’t feel like attending every study circle or healing circle in the world. In many cases, it also makes one more independently minded.