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The Black Panther Party - 664 words
Who really are the Black Panthers? I believe the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was a great asset to their community during the 1960s. What was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense? They were a group of revolutionists who believed their "destinies should be taken into their own hands," they eventually set up community programs to help the populace. I also Believe that the Panthers are legends who inspire many people all over the world from when they began on into today. The Black Panther Party for self Defense was founded in Oakland California in October 1966, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. These two people believed it was a time for a change in the society in which they lived ...
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Jimi Hendrix - 1,671 words
... he commercial appeal, but plus the real Hendrix that gave him his true appeal. The next album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was titled Electric Ladyland, which Hendrix said was a reference to ...groupies, but I prefer the term Electric Ladies. My whole Electric Ladyland album is about them (Fairchild, Electric Ladyland 5). Some of the songs on Electric Ladyland, such as Crosstown Traffic and the cover of Bob Dylans song All Along the Watchtower, mark a departure from the Jimi Hendrix established by Axis: Bold As Love. Crosstown Traffic is more along the vein of songs included in Are You Experienced? and Hendrix was frustrated that it was released as a single. See, that LP was in certain ...
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You Never Know - 2,164 words
I awoke. There was a crash on the main deck. I heard a loud crack from above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw shocked me. The small wooden boat was completely in flames! I slowly moved toward the sound being careful not to get caught in the flames. The smoke was choking me. I could see an outline of a face across from me. It was Jaden, my best friend. He was completely surrounded by the bright orange flames. "Yeah, but the fire has me surrounded!" I hit the water with a crash. I swam through the water around the boat that was covered in flames to find Jaden. "Yeah the flames were everywhere and I wasn't sure what to do. I was so scared." "I would have been to. You did a smart thing by jum ...
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Malcolm X - 1,108 words
... ight to use violence against violence. Malcolm said, its smarter to say youre going to shoot a man for what his is doing to you than because he is white. [Malcolm x speaks, 213] If you shoot a man because he is white and not because of his actions, then you are going to be on the white racists level. White racist attacked black people indiscriminately, for trying to secure civil rights, and this was immoral. Malcolm did not want emulate the white mans actions. Malcolm continued to promote armed defense against white injustice, throughout his whole life. Malcolm X changed during the last two chaotic years of his life, his break with Elijhah Muhammad and the black Muslims, and his comments ...
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Rap - 1,408 words
... commitment to the black community, thus serving as a shining example of the lessons of his music. Brown's message of change by improving currently existing systems was conservative in comparison to some more radical artists. These artists, like the Last Poets, belived that change would only come around through a revolution. The Last Poets who use a combination of spoken word and music in their song "Niggers Are Scared of Revolution" exemplify this. The song addresses apathy in the black community about black revolution and the lack of participation in the movement (Last Poets). Gil Scott Heron is an artist with a similar message. His work "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" discuss th ...
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Black Rage Historical Study - 5,188 words
Thesis Statement: Throughout the history of the United States, as seen through an analysis of African-American literature and rhetoric, black rage has not only existed, but has grown. As the momentum toward equality is clearly evident in the black races struggle, the question of where (or when) this rage will subside (if ever) remains unanswered. In examining black rage, four distinct periods of American history should be considered: slavery, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Era, and contemporary America. 1. Throughout African-American history, a presence of black rage is identifiable through both African-American literature and rhetoric. 2. This rage has emanated from a state o ...
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Black Rage Historical Study - 5,286 words
... means, and the organization for militant mass-resistance. Expressing an any-means-necessary mind set, Stokely Carmichael proclaims, Were going to organize our way. The question is how were going to facilitate those matters, whether its going to be done with a thousand police men and submachine guns, or whether its going to be in a context where its allowed by white people. (41) Regardless of the means, RAGE will be heard. As Carmichael points out, white resistance, in most cases, will determine where and to what extent rage will lead. The struggle for social power between white and black America was brought to a head during the Civil Rights Era. Williams explains, The oppressors heart i ...
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Collective Memory - 1,846 words
... gs Fall Apart, Ikemefuna, a servant of Umuofia called Okonkwo, a village representative, father. In fact they grew fond of each other, more so than their natural family. Additionally African rulers did attempt to stop trade with the Europeans such as Queen Nzinga Mbande known as the unconquerableof the Matamba Congo region. She fought off the Spanish from 1620 to approximately the 1660's. In 1938 James completed the manuscript of his most important work, The Black Jacobins. To a Euro-American audience still in serious denial about the reality of slavery, James graphically revealed the brutality inflicted by nascent capitalism. The Black Jacobins also refuted much of the mythology surroun ...
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Makaveli Gangsta Rap - 1,137 words
From cool jazz to Chicago blues, gospel to R&B, reggae, and gangsta rap. For a century, African-Americans, Blacks, Negro's and or Niggas, or (what ever label or category is decided this millennium), have been in the vanguard of recorded music in every style imaginable. Rap's origins stretch far back to African oral tradition; it has a more immediate predecessor in the spoken-word expressionism of 60's activists like the Last Poets, or LeRoi Jones (later known as Amiri Baraka), who performed activist poetry over the New York Art Ensemble's free jazz. But, it was in the early 70s, in New York's inner-city neighborhoods in the Bronx and Brooklyn, that mc's began rapping spoken rhymes about stre ...
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Macom X - 681 words
MALCOLM X INFLUENCED MANY of the leaders; who sought to give guidance to the grassroots militancy of the black power era. However, his intellectual legacy did not bridge the divide between black leaders and mobilized black masses. Despite his rhetorical support for black militancy, Malcolm himself did not lead a protest or insurgent movement. Indeed, Malcolm's principal contribution to the black nationalist tradition was to link that tradition with the mass movements of his time. As Malcolm observed the intensifying civil rights demonstrations of 1963 and 1964, he moved from harsh criticisms of nonviolence and integrationism to a more subtle critique that distinguished between national and g ...
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Racism - 300 words
"Death seemed to guard all exits." This motto defined the death of millions of Europeans between 1941 and 1945. As Nazi Germany gained control of one country after another in World War II, there was much killing of civilians of soldiers that can be classified as war crimes. These crimes, however, pale in comparison to the massive, deliberate, and well-planned extermination of more than 15 million persons in what is called the Holocaust. This genocide of staggering proportions was carried out with scrupulous efficiency by a well-coordinated German bureaucracy in which nothing was The KKK was Organized in 1866 by Confederate veterans as a Tenn., the Ku Klux Klan was restructured along politica ...
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African Americans - 479 words
For my Ethnic Group Essay, I chose African Americans because they are the group that has, for the most part, been a main target for racism in today society, and through out the whole 18th and 19th century. There are many actual, recorded incidents where this can be shown. During the Civil War, blacks were free from slavery in the North, but still suffered from an enormous amount of racism. During this time, black males were legally able to vote in only New York and New England, but had to meet a certain land requirement which made it nearly impossible for any black man to vote, not to mention racist groups such as the Klu Klux Klan. Only in New England could black children attend the same sc ...
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Songs Of America - 1,840 words
"Singing...bye bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levy...but the levy was dry.... These lyrics, this song, sung today by Madonna, and years ago, a song that my Dad probably sung..as written by Don Mclean in the 70's, symbolized for many an aspect of America of the 60's and 70's. Who was the American, and what did it mean to be American? What did America mean or represent? When I listen to that song, I see different things than what my dad probably saw. To talk to my dad, you'd learn that the song Miss Ameican Pie, contained the entire history of Rock and Roll. He would tell you that McLean wrote the song whenh is idol, Buddy Holly was killed. That McLean opened a bunch of newspape ...
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Stokely Carmichael - 1,824 words
Nicholas Sheldon November 20, 2000 Although Stokely Carmichael was not the first to use the phrase Black Power, he was the one who made it famous. Carmichael was a widely renowned man of his generation and the Black Power Movement, and his presence in the fight for African American equality in the American mid 1900s is a role of unforgotten importance. Carmichael achieved a great deal of celebrity was due to his severe criticism of Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful approach to the problem of racial segregation. As chairperson of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960s, Carmichael advanced a militant stand on civil rights, something the world had seldom seen from an ...
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Creative Writing - The Gift - 1,546 words
... ation, he placed Jade onto the portal and said, Right, mission accomplished. Send her off. The SeeDs all nodded and started the machine. Wait! Itit isnt working! What! The impact of that blast must have jumbled up our codes! We have to reset them! Sage looked behind, Seifer and Zell were gaining on them. He shouted, Dont panic, you do your job, Ill do mine. Sage, youyou cant be thinking of taking on all three of them at once! Youre nuts! We have no time left! Concentrate on repairing the teleporter and leave the rest to me. Suddenly, a whip lashed out at him. He dodged and returns the shot, only to find Selphie strangling Jade. Let her go! Seifer and Zell forms a wall between him and Jad ...
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Biography Of Malcom X Also Known As Malcom Little - 1,661 words
On May 19, 1925 a man was born in Omaha, Nebraska. This man was named Malcolm Little. He was born to Earl Little, a Baptist preacher, and his wife Louis. Earl was major advocate and speaker for Black Rights and had to move around a lot when Malcolm was a child because of death threats. They eventually had to move to Milwaukee and then later to Lansing, Michigan. In 1929 the Littles house was burnt to the ground, and in 1931 Malcolm's father Earl was found dead on some trolley tracks. Both were ruled accidents but a white supremacist group named Black Legion was alleged to be behind both attacks. Several years later his mother Louis would suffer a nervous breakdown and was committed to a ment ...
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Lifestyle Of A Rapper: The Life Of Tupac Shakur - 1,057 words
Tupac has always been the person who's made up the game-always," says Afeni Shakur, Tupac's 47-year-old mother, a week after his New York arraignment and a day after a hearing in Atlanta. A tiny, dark-complexioned woman with close-cropped hair and deeply etched dimples, Afeni lives in a modest apartment in Decatur, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, and speaks with an urgency that, she says, comes from her lifelong political activism. "He would have make-believe singing groups," she continues, "and he would be Prince, or Ralph in New Edition. He was always the lead." But life wasn't quite that simple for Tupac Amaru Shakur. Named after an Inca chief, Tupac Amaru means "shining serpent," referring t ...
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American Indian Movement - 1,509 words
American Indian Movement: Activism and Repression Native Americans have felt distress from societal and governmental interactions for hundreds of years. American Indian protests against these pressures date back to the colonial period. Broken treaties, removal policies, acculturation, and assimilation have scarred the indigenous societies of the United States. These policies and the continued oppression of the native communities produced an atmosphere of heightened tension. Governmental pressure for assimilation and their apparent aim to destroy cultures, communities, and identities through policies gave the native people a reason to fight. The unanticipated consequence was the subsequent cr ...
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African-american Street Gangs In Los Angeles - 1,461 words
... egotiate strategies to combat white intimidation and violence, the effectiveness of whites to fight against integration and residential segregation began to fail. Eventually 'white flight' occurred, as white residents began to move into the growing suburban areas that flourished in the 1950s, leaving the city areas of South Los Angeles behind. This left the central city of Los Angeles as a primarily black enclave, with blacks accounting for 71 percent of the inner-city population (Brunn et al. 1993: 53). By 1960, the three separate communities of Watts, Central Ave, and West Adams had amalgamated into one continuous black settlement area where low, middle, and upper class black neighborh ...
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Race And Law In Philadelphia - 1,221 words
If you're ever driving down I-95 through Philadelphia, you will notice an exit for Allegheny Avenue. Allegheny Ave is one of the most dangerous parts of Philly you can drive through. Predominantly black with some Puerto Ricans and a handful of whites, Allegheny is situated between the Delaware River and abandoned industrial complexes. Windows are kept closed and doors are locked as you drive past bums, drug dealers, scorched abandoned cars, sleazy strip bars, cops and crack heads. You can buy cocaine and marijuana on almost every side street just by driving down with your window rolled down. Corners with lots of shoes hanging from a single telephone poll advertise heroin and crack. Once you ...
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