The Knowledge Of

Knowledge: : Awareness of something : the state of being aware of something. Understanding: : The knowledge and ability to judge a particular situation or subject. Many equate the terms knowledge and understanding, using them as synonyms when they are not synonymous at all. From their definitions one can see that understanding involves knowledge however […]

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Two Sides To Every Coin

There is no question that the capture, enslavement, torture, and genocide of any people is a disgrace of humanity. There is no argument for any aspect of this dehumanizing and demoralizing institution. There is something positive however that can be learned from every life experience and we must teach our children to glean those realities […]

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Two Movies – One Message

This month in Black History, Rochester’s citizens experienced the debut of two radically different yet strikingly similar independent films. The first, Carvin Eison’s “Shadows of the Lynching Tree”. According to the website, “The story centers on a brief encounter between two boys, both named Jesse, one black the other white. Following a 1916 incident in […]

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Follow Our Leaders

Malcolm X: Advice to the Youth of Mississippi (31 December 1964) “Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge (light) about […]

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The Truth Be Told

Black History in America. First, slave traders took only the strongest beings they could find and packed as many as they could into the bowels of their ships because captives would jump overboard, starve themselves, and die of hunger and thirst, before making it to America. Those who survived the ordeal became the strongest of […]

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