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What we learn from Mr. Joseph is that the Black Power revolution was painful, stressful, traumatic,

suicidal, homicidal, but often liberating, such as the 1972 convention and Congress of African People.

Just meeting together was a victory.

 

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Gods Visit to Nigeria Africa

Gods Visit to Nigeria

   

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Because of the way things are in the politics of Nigeria and the economy, many predicted

that the future will be even harder for the coming generation. But the Almighty

said it would not be so after seeing how things are in the country.

 

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God’s pen By C.A. Butts

   

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 I used to be so shy that I had one best friend and she would ask the teachers

if I could use the bathroom because I was so afraid of raising my voice and speaking in public. I

 

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GOD IS A BLACK MAN Articles

GOD IS A BLACK MAN

   

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God is a black man throwing dice / And each man is given his day

At throwing them once — but never twice — / For each must be on his way.

 

 

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Global Violence and Spirituality Articles

Global Violence and Spirituality

   

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The American religious community must liberate their slaves, free them of white supremacy,

white Jesus theology, white power political philosophy, including the supine black church

that has swallowed faith-based money to perform the role of Pharaoh’s magicians

 

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Give God the Glory Articles

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Nebuchadnezzar was part of God’s holy plan to punish Judah for serving other gods. . . . From the time

they left Egypt, generation after generation, Israel worshipped Baal and other gods and God would send

His prophets to warn them. He sent plagues and famine.

 

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Father Of Muslim American Literature Articles

Father Of Muslim American Literature

   

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If you want pure and holy, he says, read the Quran and the Bible, because Marvin

 is talking about “the low down dirty truth.” For all that, the poetry of Marvin X

is like prayer, beauty-full of reverence and honor for Truth. “It is. it is. it is.”

 

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Du Bois and Civil Religion Articles

Du Bois and Civil Religion

   

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Du Bois was 67 when he got the NAACP boot. They thought he had no understanding of contemporary realities.

He was old and governed by yesterday’s events, and ethics. We need fresh blood, youth, and new ideas.

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Defining Religion Describing Religious Practice Articles

Defining Religion Describing Religious Practice

   

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That things are separate and distinct do not make them “divisive.” By definition, for me,

religion reaches out and embraces all. Religion  it cannot be at odds with itself; whenever

 that occurs it is not religion at all but rather something else parading as if it were.

 

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