Hidden Black America

Hidden Black America

Hidden Black America's aim is to show positive contributions from black people in America, not commo

16/03/2022

A man who spent 46 years in prison for the murder of his wife, declared wrongfully imprisoned.

So not only did he lose his wife, but the last 46 years of his life, and a murderer fire away Scott free!

09/03/2022

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09/03/2022
30/11/2021

The full fascinating video here in Hidden Black America

11/11/2021

There are more 17 year old Black People in in jail than in college, 5% of the world are American, 25% of all prisoners are American.
You're not allowed to bring anything into America that's been produced by forced labour or prisons. But in America, you could almost say that they've reinvented the .

Yet in America, 100% of all military helmets, ammunition, bullet proof vests, ID tags along with other items of uniform. 93%of domestically produced paints, 36% of home appliances, 21% of office furniture are producedbyprisoners which allows the United States to compete with factory's in Mexico.

Prince Harry warned Twitter boss of coup day before January 6 riots 10/11/2021

Prince Harry warned Twitter boss Jack Dorsey that the day before January 6th riots, that his site was allowing a coup to be staged...

Prince Harry warned Twitter boss of coup day before January 6 riots The Duke of Sussex was speaking on Tuesday on an online panel discussing disinformation in which he aired his grievances at the media.

27/10/2021

Bruce’s Beach to be returned to Black family 100 years after city ‘used the law to steal it’!

California governor apologizes for city’s seizure of first west coast resort for Black people, which almost certainly would have made heirs millionaires.

On Hidden Black America

A beachfront property seized from a Black family in southern California nearly a century ago will be returned to the family’s descendants, in a move hailed as a milestone in the fight for reparations and the return of lands stolen from people of color.

A beach town seized a Black couple’s land in the 1920s. Now their family could get it back
In 1912 Willa and Charles Bruce bought land in Manhattan Beach, a Los Angeles seaside suburb, turning it into a thriving resort run for and by Black residents despite harassment and violence from white neighbors.
But in the 1920s the Manhattan Beach city council used eminent domain to take the land from the Bruces, purportedly for use as a park. Yet the land lay unused for years until was transferred to the state in 1948.

Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Dean Musgrove/AP
This week the descendants of Willa and Charles Bruce, including the couple’s great-great-grandson, watched California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, sign a law that allows ownership of the property known as Bruce’s Beach to be transferred back to the family.

With a half-dozen descendants of the couple present, Newsom apologized for how the land was taken before signing the bill during a ceremony at the property on Thursday.
“There are other families waiting for this very day, to have their land returned to them,” Patricia Bruce, a cousin of Willa and Charles Bruce, told the Associated Press.

The legislation unanimously approved by state lawmakers was necessary to allow the start of the complex legal process of transferring ownership of Bruce’s Beach. LA county officials moved earlier this year to return the valuable property to the descendants, granting them the wealth they have been denied for generations.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, Anthony Bruce, a 38-year-old great-great-grandson, called the return of the property “a reckoning that has been long overdue”.

“For me and the generations after, this would mean an inheritance – and that internal security of knowing that I come from somewhere, that I come from a people.”
Bruce’s Beach on Thursday evening.

Amid rampant segregation, hate crimes and threats, the Bruces built the first west coast resort for Black people. Situated along what became one of southern California’s signature beaches, fronted by rows of multimillion-dollar homes, it included a lodge, cafe, dance hall and dressing tents.

“The journey here was far from easy,” said Kavon Ward, a Black resident who learned of the property’s history and founded Justice for Bruce’s Beach.

Ward also co-founded Where Is My Land, an organization that aims to return land taken from Black Americans and get restitution. The organization is looking at several other unspecified projects, including one in California, to see if its goals are possible.
Janice Hahn, the county supervisor who led a government push to transfer the land, said the heirs would almost certainly be millionaires now if the property had not been taken.
“The law was used to steal this property 100 years ago, and the law today will give it back,” Hahn said.

Newsom said the Bruces could have become like other leading southern California entrepreneurs, like the Getty family that garnered fame for its oil wealth and art collection.

The Bruces’ property along the south shore of Santa Monica Bay encompasses two parcels. The county’s lifeguard training headquarters building sits there now, along a scenic beach walkway lined with luxury homes overlooking the beach.

In Manhattan Beach the population of 35,000 is more than 84% white and 0.8% Black, according to the city website. This year, the city council formally condemned the efforts of their early 20th-century predecessors to displace the Bruces and several other Black families.

The county, meanwhile, has outlined steps needed to move forward with the transfer, including assessing the value of the parcels and trying to find a means to lessen the tax burden on the heirs.

Patricia Bruce, 65, of Hawthorne, said the family has not yet decided what it will do with the property.

BBC One - Uprising 19/07/2021

In case you missed it being advertised on the BBC, UPRISING starting tomorrow night at 9pm, Tuesday 20th of July 2021...

BBC One - Uprising Film-makers Steve McQueen and James Rogan explore three key events in 1981.

TWISTED 12/06/2021

An absolute must read ladies and gentleman...
TWISTED Author: Kemet Imani (Downloaded by the Ancestors) “MORE THAN JUST A BOOK OF POEMS!!!” A reader of this book said: “It challenges the myths perpetuated, such as- enslaved Africans allowed the African-holocaust to happen, and as enslaved Africans, they did not resist or rebel against such a brutal system. It brings to light how enslaved Africans made it their duty to survive the worst ever holocaust to date; so horrific that many chose su***de than opposed to being enslaved by their European captures. So many incidents in the lives of enslaved Africans that I personally did not even know…
This book comes very close to telling it all!” Further consideration in explaining the origins of this book is the innate complex relationship between Kemet Imani and The Ancestors!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B096TQ688G

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[cw: anti-Black imagery, racial slurs, ableism]

These are all published works by Dr. Seuss and show how he depicted Black people as not human. Seuss consistently drew Africans and African Americans as monkeys and apes, in subservient positions to white men, and using the n-word. He published so many of these in newspapers and magazines that there are too many to share here. 

If you are thinking, “but, not in his children's books!"—yes, in his children's books too. The Black people in his children's books are depicted as shirtless, shoeless monkeys, in subservient positions to white males. Just open the book If I Ran the Zoo and compare.

Dr. @thephilnel has also done important research on how The Cat in the Hat was based on “blackface performance, racist images in popular culture, and actual African Americans”. 

The Cat’s appearance in ​The Cat in the Hat ​was inspired by a Black woman named Annie Williams who was an elevator operator at the Boston offices of Seuss publishers at Houghton Mifflin (Nel, 2014). In 1955, Seuss was at their offices to meet William Spaulding, who tasked Seuss with creating a children’s book that was entertaining as well as educational (Nel, 2014). Spaulding and Seuss rode up to the offices in the elevator with Ms. Williams, and when Seuss created the Cat, “he gave him Mrs. Williams’ white gloves, her sly smile, and her color” (Nel, 2014).

The Cat was also influenced by actual blackface performers and minstrelsy, which is seen in both the Cat’s physical appearance, and the role he plays in the books (Nel, 2014).

Dr. Seuss partook in minstrelsy himself. He wrote his own minstrel shows and performed in blackface. Minstrel shows exploited Black stereotypes for profit and mocked Black people and culture.

Stanford University did a study that showed that the implicit associations between Black people and apes or animals—and not seeing Black people as fully human—makes society more likely to condone mistreatment and violence, including police violence, against Black people (Eberhardt, 2008).

For more, check out Dr. Nel’s book “Was The Cat In The Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books” 21/02/2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLkAoQbHmW4/?igshid=hpz7m6c8o49c

[cw: anti-Black imagery, racial slurs, ableism] These are all published works by Dr. Seuss and show how he depicted Black people as not human. Seuss consistently drew Africans and African Americans as monkeys and apes, in subservient positions to white men, and using the n-word. He published so many of these in newspapers and magazines that there are too many to share here. If you are thinking, “but, not in his children's books!"—yes, in his children's books too. The Black people in his children's books are depicted as shirtless, shoeless monkeys, in subservient positions to white males. Just open the book If I Ran the Zoo and compare. Dr. @thephilnel has also done important research on how The Cat in the Hat was based on “blackface performance, racist images in popular culture, and actual African Americans”. The Cat’s appearance in ​The Cat in the Hat ​was inspired by a Black woman named Annie Williams who was an elevator operator at the Boston offices of Seuss publishers at Houghton Mifflin (Nel, 2014). In 1955, Seuss was at their offices to meet William Spaulding, who tasked Seuss with creating a children’s book that was entertaining as well as educational (Nel, 2014). Spaulding and Seuss rode up to the offices in the elevator with Ms. Williams, and when Seuss created the Cat, “he gave him Mrs. Williams’ white gloves, her sly smile, and her color” (Nel, 2014). The Cat was also influenced by actual blackface performers and minstrelsy, which is seen in both the Cat’s physical appearance, and the role he plays in the books (Nel, 2014). Dr. Seuss partook in minstrelsy himself. He wrote his own minstrel shows and performed in blackface. Minstrel shows exploited Black stereotypes for profit and mocked Black people and culture. Stanford University did a study that showed that the implicit associations between Black people and apes or animals—and not seeing Black people as fully human—makes society more likely to condone mistreatment and violence, including police violence, against Black people (Eberhardt, 2008). For more, check out Dr. Nel’s book “Was The Cat In The Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children's Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books”

17/02/2021

This was not a GUN BATTLE. There was only one shot fired by the Black Panthers and 99 shots fired by Chicago police yet ALL of the Black Panthers that survived the shooting were arrested for attacking police. Also Fred Hampton the Black Panthers leader was shot while he slept after being drugged by a Black man who was an FBI informant.

Look at them!

Lauryn Hill - I Get Out 03/02/2021

Via Ms. Lauryn Hill
I Get Out
Lauryn Hill
I get out, I'll get out of all your boxes
I get out, you can't hold me in these chains
I'll get out
Father free me from this bo***ge
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must change
Your stinkin' resolution
Is no type of solution
Preventin' me from freedom
Maintainin' your pollution
I won't support your lie no more
I won't even try no more
If I have to die, oh Lord
That's how I choose to live
I won't be compromised no more
I can't be victimised no more
I just don't sympathize no more
'cause now I understand
You just want to use me
You say "love" then abuse me
You never thought you'd loose me
But how quickly we forget
That nothin' is for certain
You thought I'd stay here hurtin'
Your guilt trip's just not workin'
Repressin' me to death
'cause now I'm choosin' life, yo
I'll take the sacrifice, yo
If everything must go, then go
That's how I choose to live
Heh... hehehehehe...
Ok, we gettin' there
At least I had a chunk
Aight ok, it's how I choose to live
Hehehe, awww
No more compromises
I see past your diguises
Blindin' through mind control
Stealin' my eternal soul
Appealin' through material
To keep me as your slave
But I get out
Oh, I get out of all your boxes
I'll get out
Oh, you can't hold me in these chains
I get out
Oh, I want out of social bo***ge
Knowin' my condition
Oh, is the reason I must change
See what you see is what you get
Oh, and you ain't seen nothin' yet
Oh, I don't care if you're upset
I could care less if you're upset
See it don't change the truth
And your hurt feeling's no excuse
To keep me in this box
Psychological locks
Repressin' true expression
Cementin' this repression
Promotin' mass deception
So that no one can be healed
I don't respect your system
I won't protect your system
When you talk I don't listen
Oh, let my Father's will be done
And just get out
Oh, just get out of all these bo***ge
Just get out
Oh, you can't hold me in chains
Just get out
All these traditions killin' freedom
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must change
I've just accepted what you said
Keepin' me among the dead
The only way to know
Is to walk then learn and grow
But faith is not your speed
Oh, you've had everyone believed
That you're the sole authority
Just follow the majority
Afraid to face reality
The system is a joke
Oh, you'd be smart to save your soul
Oh, when escape is mind control
You spent your life in sacrifice
To a system for the dead
Oh, are you sure...
Where is the passion in this living
Are you sure it's God you servin'
Obligated to a system
Getting less then you're deserving
Who made up these schools, I say
Who made up these rules, I say
Animal conditioning
Oh, just to keep us as a slave
Oh, just get out
Of this social purgatory
Just get out
All these traditions are alive
Just get out
Superstition killing freedom
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must die, ahh
Just get out
Just get out
Just get out
Let's get out
Let's get out
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must die
Just get out

Lauryn Hill - I Get Out Video from Zeitgeist The Documentaryhttp://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-594683847743189197&ei=AYLrSYPyBJPCqAOoxtm6Bw&q=zeitgeistSong is from MTV UNPLUGG...

25/01/2021

President Obama on Roasting Trump,
Private Life, and His Legacy
Should President Obama be more careful about who he roasts, considering Trump and Kanye both ended u…

17/12/2020

𝗗𝗜𝗗 𝗬𝗢𝗨 𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪...: Cornrows were used to help slaves escape slavery?

“In the time of slavery in Colombia, hair braiding was used to relay messages. For example, to signal that they wanted to escape, women would braid a hairstyle called departes. It had thick, tight braids, braided closely to the scalp and was tied into buns on the top.

And another style had curved braids, tightly braided on their heads. The curved braids would represent the roads they would [use to] escape. In the braids, they also kept gold and hid seeds which, in the long run, helped them survive after they escaped.”

They would also use seeds as decoration in the hair, but would later plant the seeds and grow their own crop.

It is more than just a simple hairstyle.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Declined Cabinet Position in Biden Administration, Senior Adviser Confirms 15/12/2020

The Atlanta Mayor, says no to offer to join the President-Elect Biden Cabinet...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Declined Cabinet Position in Biden Administration, Senior Adviser Confirms It’s no secret that there has been a huge push for President-elect Joe Biden to appoint Black women to his cabinet. The incoming administration has already set the tone with Kamala Harris as vice president, not to mention having Symone Sanders and Karine Jean-Pierre on its all-women communications...

12/12/2020

What is hatred, this is hatred...!

25/11/2020
08/11/2020

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03/11/2020

04/10/2020

School teacher gets scolded by angry mum for telling her daughter that George Floyd shouldn't be honoured says

Herman Cain, Co-Chair of Black Voices for Trump, Dies of COVID-19 31/07/2020

Herman Cain dies from Covid19 after Trump rally...

Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and co-chair of Black Voices For Trump, has died at the age of 74 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Cain’s last public appearance came on June 20, when he tweeted a photo of himself at a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain wore no mask at the event, which featured thousands of people packed tightly together. He tested positive for the coronavirus 11 days after Trump’s rally, where campaign officials discouraged mask use and were filmed removing social distancing stickers inside the arena.

Herman Cain, Co-Chair of Black Voices for Trump, Dies of COVID-19 Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and co-chair of Black Voices For Trump, has died at the age of 74 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. Cain’s last public appearance came on June 20, when he tweeted a photo of himself at a Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Cain wore no m...

31/07/2020

“What we need to do is make America fair.”

Longtime Minnesota Timberwolves small forward and former head coach Sam Mitchell says it's time for change in the United States of America...

Arthur War King 5a School And Hortwulf's plan 25/07/2020

Some late night story time from Wilson and Blackett's Arthur the War King.

Arthur is starting his education while the Saxons set about raiding the heart of the British Kingdom.

Arthur War King 5a School And Hortwulf's plan While the young King Arthur goes off to school the Saxons set off on a devastating raid into the heart of British territory in South East Wales.

20/07/2020
20/07/2020

A picture really can say it all, and 🙏🏽

America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry it further - to speak out for what's right, to challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world.

John Lewis - one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years - not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life's work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.

Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.

In so many ways, John's life was exceptional. But he never believed that what he did was more than any citizen of this country might do. He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what's right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect. And it's because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union.

I first met John when I was in law school, and I told him then that he was one of my heroes. Years later, when I was elected a U.S. Senator, I told him that I stood on his shoulders. When I was elected President of the United States, I hugged him on the inauguration stand before I was sworn in and told him I was only there because of the sacrifices he made. And through all those years, he never stopped providing wisdom and encouragement to me and Michelle and our family. We will miss him dearly.

It's fitting that the last time John and I shared a public forum was at a virtual town hall with a gathering of young activists who were helping to lead this summer's demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's death. Afterwards, I spoke to him privately, and he could not have been prouder of their efforts - of a new generation standing up for freedom and equality, a new generation intent on voting and protecting the right to vote, a new generation running for political office. I told him that all those young people - of every race, from every background and gender and sexual orientation - they were his children. They had learned from his example, even if they didn't know it. They had understood through him what American citizenship requires, even if they had heard of his courage only through history books.

Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders - to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.

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