African religion was suppressed, often brutally, in the United States, more so than anywhere in the African Diaspora. Despite the ridicule it received from Hollywood and an ignorant media, which still uses terms like “voodoo economics,” the Hoodoo people of the South were able to sustain the faith. Today, African Religion has reemerged in the United States stronger than ever, with followers, students and writers, who are influenced by this powerful force, no longer finding it necessary to camouflage the “Saints,” from the Santeria people in Miami, to the Ghedecelebrants in Brooklyn, to the upscale women in Berkeley who dance to Yemanja….
Official Video Description:
Jeremiah Camara travels across the country to explore the impact of faith in African American communities. Camara addresses the paradox of the abundance of churches coupled with the abundance of societal ills and whether there is a correlation between high-praise and low-productivity.
Christ the Redeemer, Blessed, John Evangelist, The Lord Our Savior, Trinity.
The names of churches on your block? Nope. Just the names of slave ships that made over 40,000 trips back and forth across the Atlantic during the Trans Atlantic slave trade. The LARGEST FORCED MIGRATION IN HUMAN HISTORY. (via howtobeterrell)
i thought this was a joke or a mistake. and then i looked it up. and it’s not. and WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL?
Racism (White Supremacy) is the strongest religion in the known universe.
"Jesus is My Nigger", Rap Racist Suspects in a Church Promotional Video
Racist Suspects proclaim they want to reach the youth and so they proceed to use the Racist (White Supremacist) pejorative “nigger” in the tacky video shown above.
The word “nigger” was introduced to the world by a group of people who classified themselves as “white” and who, from a historical perspective, would be considered Racists (White Supremacists). Today, when people who classify themselves as “white” gleefully take on the language of their criminal ancestors, they demonstrate yet another example why their proclamations that they had “nothing to do with the past”, “didn’t own slaves”, or “black people should get over the past” are empty and meaningless. Furthermore, just because people who have been victimized by Racism (White Supremacy) choose to use a variation of the term amongst themselves is not an excuse for the video above and incidents like it. Instead, the oppressed using degrading language for other oppressed people only shows how intense and thorough the Racist (White Supremacist) damage has been.
Racists (White Supremacists) have perfected the dehumanization process that is critical in order to dominate and victimize large numbers of people. One important aspect is name-calling. Words like nigger, coon, spic, chink, etc are all used to this effect and even better when the Victims of Racism are emotionally affected by the use of these words rather than focused on replacing the global system of Racism (White Supremacy) with Justice.
The key for Victims of Racism is to not to allow the vicious use of name-calling to derail us in our pursuit of Justice. We can use these examples to learn more about Racism (White Supremacy) which usually runs counter to what we “learned” in school. The use of this Racist (White Supremacist) language throughout white culture also helps to evidence the total dedication that Racists have to continue the global system of Racism (White Supremacy)—a system that is designed to mistreat non-white people on the basis of color (or factors related to color) in all major areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war).
Official Video Description:
Jeremiah Camara draws a parallel between the mafia and the founding fathers of Christianity.
On Sundays the slaves were permitted to have a religious meeting of their own. This usually took place in the backyard or in a building dedicated for this purpose. They sang spirituals which gave vent to their true feelings. Many of these songs are sung today. There was one person who did the preaching. His sermon was always built according to the master’s instructions which were that slaves must always remember that they belonged to their masters and were intended to lead a life of loyal servitude. None of the slaves believed this, although they pretended to believe because of the presence of the white overseer. If this overseer was absent sometimes and the preacher varied in the text of his sermon, that is, if he preached exactly what he thought and felt, he was given a sound whipping.
William Ward, born a slave in the early 1830s in Georgia, as reported by his interviewer, ca. 1936
Excerpts from the digital collection Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 in American Memory, Library of Congress
Long before I met “superman”, “spiderman”, “Batman”, and the “Bionic man”…… I met Santa Claus. I guess you could say Santa Claus “turned me out” (for those unaware, this phrase refers to a pimp getting his victim to turn their first “trick”). The entire concept of a White man that spies on you (he knows when you are sleeping…) and then judges whether you are good or bad. If he deems you “bad”, you get a black rock (coal). This is all very powerful symbolism when you are 2 years old. This experience trained me for White Jesus and all the other “super Whiteman bullshit” launched my way over the years including: John Wayne Rambo James Bond Elvis… Like I’ve said before; my niggardly behavior is no accident. The White supremacist started loading that “nigger software” very early on me. I even remember playing board games as a child where no one wanted to use the black pieces (Risk). Later on when I first heard about Kwanzaa, I automatically thought it was a stupid idea because I thought it had something to do with Black people…I never even bothered to find out what the mechanics were. These are the symptoms of a highly niggerized person. Now, What am I doing about it? Well, the first thing I’m doing is raising questions. I’m also changing my behavior. And it is upsetting alot of people too. Niggers are mad cause I ain’t actin like I used to act. (White people are mad too but they are smart enough to hide it from me) I ain’t celebrating Christmas. Ain’t nothin to celebrate about. And if I catch a White man in a red suit breakin into my house round midnight, I ain’t givin him “holiday cheer”, I’m givin him lead.
Political independence without spiritual independence is cultural enslavement and colonization. It is by definition the perpetuation of white-rule.
“On August 14, 1791, a fearless Afrikan warrior queen named Cecille called together all the field slaves of the French sugar plantation island of Haiti (originally spelled ‘Ayiti ), to convene the launching of the most successful of all slave revolts…They performed the proper rituals in the ways of our ancestors, led by the vodun priest Boukman himself, forged the united front and agreed to commence hostilities in 8 days for what we must all celebrate and appreciate! The Haitian… ‘Ayitian…Revolution!…Long live the Ancestors of the Ayitian Revolution!”
voodoo freed them and look what the media turned it into