Do Black Lives Really Matter

blackprolife28Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in America. It has killed more black lives than AIDS, Cancer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and even the entire Vietnam war. Planned Parenthood clinics loiter the black community. They are on every corner of many High Schools and College campuses but no one speaks out about this. Alcoholism, drug addiction, child abuse and molestation plague the black community but no one speaks out about this. 70% of African American women are single and 42% have never married. This means that 70% of African American women are left alone and unprotected and 70% of black children grow up without fathers. Contrary to popular belief, father’s provide more to the household than just money. They provide not just financial stability, but protection, leadership, and guidance for our children. In fact, the state of the black man and woman relationship is worse today than it was over 50 years ago (and even during slavery. We were more communal as a people during slavery than we are today). In the 1960s, 40% of Blacks had their own businesses and 87% of black families were two-parent. Today, less than 7% of blacks own their own business and only 25% of black families are two-parent. But, no one talks about this. However, African Americans have been told over and over again what the problems are so this post is really not about that. This is not just about Slavery, Jim Crow, and Discrimination. This is about the revolution of self.

The African American community is in a state of spiritual crisis. We continue, as a community of people to fight for change in our community. We continue to vote in an attempt to change our political clout. We continue to march, to speak and to debate about the many changes that are necessary in this world; from education to discrimination, and from discrimination to gender equality. But while we seek to change everything around us, we have yet sought to change ourselves. We know what our problems are, but what we need at this point are solutions. Solutions that are deeper than government funded organizations, of protest marches and ballot boxes. You see a people cannot change anything around them if they cannot change first what is inside of them no matter what color they are. For, in the words of the African Proverb, “when there is no enemy within, the enemy outside cannot hurt you”. You see freedom is deeper than social-economics. Freedom is spiritual and spiritual freedom begins inside of the individual. To change the way that we live, we must first change the way that we think. Otherwise, if we continue to depend on outside sources to change our current conditions we will be marching for the next 50 years, while our sons blood cries out to us from the ground.

Movie Night Friday – MAAFA 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America


Welcome back to another segment of Movie Night Friday, where I discuss some of my favorite movies (now coming to you bi-weekly) and why I love them.


Maafa21MAAFA is a Swahili term which means “tragedy or disaster” and is used to describe the centuries of global oppression of blacks during slavery, both before and after emancipation. While the number “21” refers to the continual oppression of blacks in the 21st century (though beginning in the 19th), which the film says is the disproportionately high rate of abortion among African Americans.



storyimage_maafa3Released on June 15, 2009, this is a movie that I have grown out of a bit, but that remains a great research piece far as black history goes. My most favorite reason for watching it (on occasion, though still one of my favs) is for its history on Planned Parenthood, Abortion, and the medical experimentation of blacks in general. The film highlights figures that indicate that abortion is the primary source of black depopulation, ranking higher than AIDS and Cancer combined. It discusses some of Planned Parenthood’s origins (formerly known as “The Negro Project” and “The American Birth Control League”), attributing to it a “150-year-old goal of exterminating the black population.” It traces Planned Parenthood’s roots back to Margaret Sanger, and further to include many famous birth control advocates, as racist eugenicists.


It is also interesting that I often get this film and Harriet Washington’s “Medical Apartheid” mixed up. This movie reminds me so much of a film version of this book that I first titled this post “Medical Apartheid” before I noticed I was not recommending a book but a movie! I would highly suggest reading Washington’s book alongside this movie. Not only does it provide more information, but gives greater detail into the meaning and origin of Eugenics and how it became what we know today as the most common forms of Birth Control and also abortion. In short, the book compliments the movie very well.


You can watch MAAFA for free at its official website here.

You can also find it here on Documentary Addict. (that or just YouTube it)