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Arthur Lewin is a member of the Black and Latino Studies Department of Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is the author of the books, Africa Is Not A Country: It’s A Continent and Read Like Your Life Depends On It. He writes on a wide variety of topics, and greatly enjoys the free exchange of ideas and opinions on the internet with people all around the country and the world. Send him a note today.

NATE PARKER vs. NAT TURNER

There is a raging controversy over Nate Parker's writing, directing and starring in a film about Nat Turner. Let's look at some little known facts underpinning this fiery debate. The movie is called BIRTH OF A NATION. The first film bearing that name came out in 1915 and was the first full length motion picture widely seen. It chronicled the rise of the [...]

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EXODUS

  “Exodus! Movement of Jah people!” wails Bob Marley in his iconic song with its driving, pulsating rhythms. Does history repeat itself? Are we the Israelites? Is this the Promised Land? Do people, names, and themes recur and resonate down through history until the end of time? Some in the Black community complain that [...]

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HILLARY CLINTON IS THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

  Be careful what you ask for. You might get it. How long have we cried that democracy’s died that there is no real choice in our elections? Well there’s choice now. Didn’t we always say it’s a shame the nominee is always pretty much selected not too long after New Hampshire and Iowa. [...]

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JAMAICA

       Jamaica lies 90 miles south of Cuba and 120 miles west of Haiti.        Jamaica is 150 miles long and about the same size as the state of Connecticut.        Jamaica has 3,000,000 people, 700, 000 of whom live in the capital city, Kingston.        Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean [...]

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THE CHOSEN PEOPLE

Just as there are organisms and superorganisms, for example ants and ant colonies, there is ultimately a single over-arching superorganism, the interconnected whole that is all life on planet earth. No matter what we do we cannot destroy the earth, but we can certainly render it uninhabitable, which seems to be the path we are [...]

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THE BLACK LAWMAN THAT HOLLYWOOD ALWAYS PORTRAYS AS WHITE

Was Clint Eastwood trying to channel Bass Reeves, and who was the real Lone Ranger? Have you seen Hang ‘Em High or Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales or High Plains Drifter, just to name a few of the Westerns where Clint Eastwood plays an utterly invincible symbol of justice and revenge? Black [...]

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IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY THE POLICE ACT LIKE A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN

Let's clear this up right now. If you are African American and you are stopped by the police do not behave as if you have rights equal to everyone else in this society.  A Black woman in Texas was pulled over for not signalling as she changed lanes. When the policeman who stopped her [...]

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THE JESSE JACKSONIZING OF DONALD TRUMP

They are Jesse Jacksonizing Donald Trump. Every reporter that covers his story is always sure to say that he can’t win the nomination. Is that so? Isn’t he leading by a wide margin against 15 other candidates, each commanding but a sliver of support? They did the same thing to Jesse Jackson. Every time [...]

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WHAT THE CONFEDERATE FLAG REALLY MEANS

It’s been said that the Confederate flag is a symbol of the bravery of Southern soldiers who died in a glorious attempt to leave the Union. Why was the Civil War fought, to end slavery or preserve the Union? Lincoln proclaimed that he would do anything to preserve the Union, even allow the South [...]

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SCIENCE + RELIGION Can Be Resolved Through The AFRICAN HERMETIC TRADITION

Physicist Thomas Brophy’s 2002 treatise, The Origin Map: Discovery of a Prehistoric, Megalithic, Astrophysical Map and Sculpture of the Universe, offers compelling evidence that 15,000 years ago the Egyptians had a detailed understanding of the galactic structure of the universe. Brophy, who happens to be a prominent white physicist, notes that, “in our schools [...]

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