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Harry Belafonte Calls Black Celebrities’ Indifference To Black Suffering ‘Unconscionable’

Harry Belafonte’s recent editorial in the Daily Blast expounds upon this theme, this time, taking aim at African Americans in the entertainment industry in general

Harry Belafonte

Iconic philanthropist and artist, Harry Belafonte, is back at the throats of African American celebrities for their lack of philanthropy. While he didn’t specifically name any celebrities as he did the last time, he still expressed his disappointment in African American celebrities’ silence on issues that are specifically plaguing the African American community (e.g. mass incarceration, poverty, education, etc.). Belafonte expresses that never a time in history has there been a plethora of African Americans sharing the lime light.

From the highest pinnacles of Wall Street to the kings and queens of entertainment, to the gods and goddesses of sports, never before at these levels have we boasted such large numbers of Black participants. All this at the same time Black America is condemned to be the harvest of the largest prison population on the face of the earth, the most destroyed by the diseases of poverty, the most undereducated, the most diminished for lack of self-worth and the most punished by the prejudices of an unworthy justice system. The list goes on,” he wrote on his latest editorial in the Daily Blast.

He continues: “I have no animus for those who are touched by such heights of fame. I was one of them. But as history has evolved, our individual and collective indifference to the vast suffering of our fellow beings is, for me, unconscionable. The gift of art is a gift of opportunity to change the landscape. Artists can do remarkable things.” It’s quite obvious that Belafonte is more saddened by famous African Americans’ silence than he is angry.

Do you believe Belafonte is wasting his time or making a valid point?

 

 

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  22. Mr. Belafonte is correct in his observation of black celebrities, however these celebrities are caught up in their own trap of success without the skills of a Houdini they probably wrestle with unlocking their chains to move toward real meaningful involvement –believing they have arrived they are locked in a stalemate of FEAR —the fear of an unknown consequence– with families and other responsibilities ==—stepping out of their comfort zone probably sends chills down their spines—but, i say STEP ON OUT and FEEL THE CHILL. ….It’s time to elevate our children in a new way—show them you CARE about their future ….YOU HAVE THE PLATFORM TO GET THE JOB DONE….PEACE!

  23. I once heard someone say a fool and his money wool soon part although I wish this on no man, it is true none of our entertainers are interested in the plight of the black man only in how much they can get from us,we support them movies,(Denzel,Will Smith)Sports (MJ,Lebron etc.) Music (Jay Z Little Wayne,Beyonce,Drake etc.) but all they do is take from us now I was taught to get my own but also to reach back to pull forward to bend down to pick up……………

  24. dedtria henderson

    He’s wasting his time people with money don’t care about anyone and I think they should help the kids that’s want help its a lot of kids that come from bad neighborhoods that need help and the parents are on drugs or in jail help them with their education

  25. lana amato rayburn

    Harry your an angel

  26. He is right, it's a shame.

  27. Blacks will never unite, unless it is under the intent to DILUTE the race.

  28. Mr belefonte for President, or something.

  29. There is No doubt about it, Harry is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! and those of which he speaks know that everything that Harry said to be the truth the whole truth and Nothing but the truth so help him God.The reason why they are not addressing the central issues are they do not feel compelled after being drawn out from the double clutches of social and economic proverty and to do so would cause them to reflect on a very painful past not so distant a reality but just enough to create a gulf between those left behind and those to which they now find comfort in their new found existence.

  30. it should not matter if belafonte/poitier married outside of their race. you do not know what went on inside of their marriages. it doesnt meant that they treated these women better than they would have someone inside of their race. you only see what was shown on the tv, in magazines & etc. i am not saying that they didnt treat them well. we all make our own choices when we fall in love so dont hate them. hate is a strong word you may not like their choices but dont hate them for it. intergration has been going on too long for this foolishness of love, or hating that a black man is President. you have other celebs who have been marrying outside of their race so why pick on these 2 only. they have made great contributions to the black race,

    • yes… it does matter… it shows a hypocrisy…. just another one of our brothers and sisters that make a living proclaiming the majesty and beauty of our blackness… and curl up with white skin every night….

      • Harry Belafonte married a Native American woman, and as a Native American woman, I am proud that they have had a good, strong marriage with beautiful children who are all committed to political change, not just for themselves but for all those who are oppressed. If more people – Black, White, Red and Yellow – did what they do with their lives, we would have a better world. And Harry Belafonte has never backed down in his dream of revolution and he’s never been bought off. He is one of my heroes.

        • I differ with your statement regarding white people. They are the benefactors of the systems of racism and ***************, they are the ones who are benefiting from stolen lands and resources (you say you are a Native American and you forgot your experience that fast?) colonialisma and imperialism. Let see them dismantle and challenge these systems that benefit them. Until they do, (and they won’t) they are the cause of chaos on the planet.

  31. Sista Elaine Clemmons you are right to talk the truth about Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier who are married to European women.Harry Belafonte is right to talk about rich negroes and negresses who refuse to give back to the Afrikan community that made them rich and famous in the first place but that does not hide the truth that Poitier and him are bad examples of those who believe European women are superior to their own Afrikan women and thus marry Europeans at the drop of a dress to feel that they have won the final trophy.Hypocrites and self-haters within the Afrikan race come up with all kinds of excuses for their self-hatred like ‘we are all one human race’ and ‘love is colour blind’ etc.Afrikans are a part of the human race who still continue to be discriminated against by Europeans who are a part of humanity and self-haters despise and hate Afrikan women and run after and marry European women and try to mask their SELF-RACISM BY SAYING THEY ARE WITH EUROPEAN WOMEN FOR LOVE.Tiger Woods is another one,O J Simpson etc.All of them MARRIED AND ENRICHED POOR-ASSED EUROPEAN WOMEN …..FOR THESE SELF-HATING TOMS AFRIKAN WOMEN ARE ONLY GOOD TO BE SCREWED BUT NOT TO BE WED.

  32. Len Pickycauseicanbe Phillips

    If more people would actually focus putting posts like this on their FB pages…. spread the knowledge instead of participating in promoting hip hop, reality shows and crap…. MAYBE we can turn our race back around. But too many are afraid to loose "friends" because of speaking out against things they embrace… IF I have to pretend to be ok with this crap coming out today in order to keep you from being mad at me.. then you going to be mad for a long time. Were is the courage? Lets see everyone that commented in agreement on this post, start speaking out against the things that you do not like in our culture…. On that one song… "welcome to my hood" he says "And if I got it, everybody got it"…. He is making millions… but there are still poor people in his old neighborhood…. So tell me… do they really care about their fans, or pretend so they can continue to make money off the idiots that buy their music, watch their shows and go broke buying their clothing? What's really real here? We can not stand up and unite as long as we are craving that all mighty dollar to the point that we will sale our race into bondage of society so we can get ahead… And others are afraid to spread knowledge because they do not want to be called "judgmental"… But even Jesus said to judge the company we keep closely… So judge, and speak your opinion… without fear…. Silence is acceptance… and its too much of both going on today.

  33. Brother is giving Real Talk! Call the List Brother! These Negroes look at our people as a Dollar like Koreans Arabs Jews Crackers & all the rest we can’t Blame them Blame us & all you Black Business owners Get Rid of your Nasty Ass Attitudes!!!! I’m doing my part if you keep it up I will go to somebody else tired of all this Niggativity!

  34. Why does it take the wealthy blacks to give money to the black community, that won’t pool its resources together, won’t support black business and circulate those black dollars within the community? To me wealthy blacks are just wastin their money, giving to sitting around the slave shack jealous, welfare minded negroes, Until ALL BLACKS! make an concerted effort to pool their money and support each other like other
    races do, leave rich blacks alone, because they aint hearing it. The old adage that blacks use “The white mans ice is colder” is so true, when it comes to spending money with each other. Minister Farrakhan has been
    telling blacks this for years, DO FOR SELF! and quit waiting for handouts from white people or successful blacks.

  35. We black folks are pathetic in handling our wealth. We don’t build foundations and most of wealthy black entertainers and sports folks squander their money. As long as we continue this path, black folks will ALways be at the bottom of Everything.

  36. @Elaine Clemmons,One thing for sure regardless who Mr.Belafonte is married to. He still wakes up black
    in the morning and has to face the same problems in
    life like any other blackman,regardless of how much
    money he has.Its not always the color of a woman that a man falls in love with.

  37. Who cares if he has a white wife? Maybe he sees others without color, race, or prejudice? He sees others only as beutiful human beings. I wish we all could be that way. Preach Brother Belafonte!

  38. Mr. Belafonte has paid his dues, and because of his fights with the past,current and the New System of a new world order. Mr.Belafonte has been there done that. Because of his life time experiences and examples, alot of our current young entertainers would not have had the opportunities or the successe’s that they are experiencing now in this new time of social ignorance.
    If it wasn’t for people like:
    Mr Belafonte, Mr.Jackie Roberson, Mr.Jessie Owens,
    Ms.Rosa Parks. Mr Jim Brown, Mr Malcom X,and Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.just to name a few. What our young people today don’t understand, is that old school values, old school respect,old school community support, is what catapulted these stars to their successes(it just wasn’t white folks alone).
    Once we succeed, you are responsible for reaching back and helping your own.
    That’s part of our (Black Folks)problems,we forget or have forgotten were we came from, and the challenges of what were about to go though.
    Old school ways still have alot of educating to do before we die off.

    • @cejj:

      @cejj:

      Good commentary! Let’s not forgot about Michael Jackson, who opened the door for Black artist on VH-1!!! He was the FIRST Black man to have a video on that racist station! NOW, IT DAMN NEAR PLAYS ALL BLACK VIDEOS! They even have a show called VH-1 Soul!!!

      We must stop depending on caucasoids and start DOING FOR SELF! This is the ONLY way we are going to survive! Why are these foreigners of all creeds in our communities MAKING MONEY OFF OF US? We have no choice, but to patronize these ‘strangers’, but there was a time we had EVERYTHING in our communities and didn’t have to leave it! WE SUPPORTED, AND HIRED OUR OWN!

      These foreigners only hire a Black sister to work the lottery machine or to put up stock! They hire their OWN to work that cash registar; why don’t we do the same? With all these entertainment centers [churches] in our communities couldn’t they take JUST ONE MONTHS TITHES and do for their OWN people?

      BLACK CHURCHES BRING IN OVER 250 MILLION DOLLARS PER WEEK!!! Where is that money going? Just think; we are appox. 40,000,000 strong; that would be appox 6 million dollars per family, if they would distribute ONE WEEK OF WHAT THEY TAKE-IN ON SUN-DAY!!!!

      Then we can build our nation and businesses from there! Simple mathematics and G.O.D. [Good Old Down-home-sense]

      WHY ARE WE BROKE?

    • @cejj
      Peace and love to my beautiful brothers and sister. I applaud you and others wholeheartedly who believe that we need to do better by our own people. I have just this one special request and that is that we take personal responsibility and make a committment to do something in our community beyond this public forum because we can go on and on about what is wrong. So we need to take serious thought to what it is that we can do as an advocate in our community by serving “physically” and then come back to how we as a people are making progress with our efforts. Because I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of the state of our people so let’s get busy black people and make it happen. Take a stand by making a start TODAY! NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION!! Do something (not just saying something). Much Love

  39. Addendum Comment:

    Black people also know as well that it is today’s descendants of the whites who in ancient times converted to Judaism who the Romans called “Jews” that do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord Savior & Son of God. In fact, African Americans and Black Africans are the “Remnant Israel” from Israel’s Lost Tribes from within the 12 Tribes of Israel and we are descendants of the “Hebrew Israelites”, Almighty God’s Chosen People. Today’s white “Jews” are Ashkenazi and the descendants of those who murdered Jesus Christ and they control all of the world banks, corporations, and industries and, it is white Jews and their helpers from within black and other ethnic races who perpetrate love of money, all other manner of greed, lust, and other evil worldwide including the aim for world domination and control of everyone. They are also full partners as well with the Roman Catholic Church, Pope, and Vatican City Blasphemers and are Lucifer’s Agents. Hear, study for yourself, and receive the truth. Return unto Almighty God’s Covenant, Be Obedient To Him, His Words, and His Laws. Otherwise, all those who do not and have no such protection will be overwhelmed and taken over by evil and will also with the wicked be permanently destroyed.

  40. I can applaud Harry’s position. But on the realistic tip, it is not only the celebrities by all the preachers, politicians, and other “have made it” as well. I have seen many, including our PHD act so indifferent when called to speakout or use their talents,degrees, or resources to make the work a better place. Worst of all I have witnessed some of our subject think that now they are white exceptions or better than those whoe were not successfully blessed by their hard work. Yes I say blessed as there are many who worked hard but were not granted the success. So yes Harry has hit the nail on the head.
    Now as far as who he married too, love has no bound. If he found love with the woman I have not problem with that discovery. In fact it show more character of the man as he married where he found love but never abandon his heritiage. GO Harry GO!
    jamesT

  41. THE MAN HAS GOT A POINT. WE ARE AT THE HEIGHT OF BLACK CULTURE IN THIS COUNTRY AND ALL WE HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT IS THE HIP HOP,DICK GRABBING,BITCHES AND VIDEO WHOES GENERATION.WITH ALL THE TOOLS AND OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO THIS GENERATION TO SEIZE THE TIMES. THIS IS THE MOST UNEDUCATED AND “ITS ALL ABOUT ME & THE MONEY” ERA EVER IN BLACK CULTURE. AS MR. BELAFONTE ONCE SAID “THERE’S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET DEAR LILA DEAR LILA. THERE’S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET”.

  42. All Black People In USA, Africa, & Worldwide–

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  43. Harry speaks the truth and he knows of which he speaks. He has a long and continuous history of standing for Black causes. The fact that he chose to divorce a Black woman and marry a White woman doesn’t detract from his brave heart. I would only add that the indifference that he notes among celebrities is also matched by our every day, common, Black professional as well. At the same time there are many exceptions as I have witnessed the generosity of time and money spent by some, but many more are silent.

  44. P.S. — Let’s not omit the mention of Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Samuel Jackson et.celebs that I did not name, and feel compelled to, as well as the pimps in the pull pits, the sell out black politicians [and our Elders and Ancestors gave their live so that we could vote only to end up with politicians in office who sell us down the drain quicker than the old George Wallaces's and Storm Thurmond's would], corporate moguls who do nothing to reach back and help their own kind but rather snub, belittle and abscond from the black, poor people they used to be a few days ago, with all trying to buy the love of those who hate them.

    As one of the commentors above said, every ethnicity of wealthy white business icons, celebrities, etc. have reached back and invested in their own kind and their own causes, except us. These blacks who have “arrived” actually have disdain for their poor communities, even their own Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, let alone their former extended communities. How pitiful they are.

    Another commentator made a very simple and powerful comment. She/He said that black people have to get back to God. Amen to fact very real and simple remedy to all, and especially fools who have bought into the devil and think that they’re hip, ultra cool and got it going on geniuses. NOT!

  45. Harry is a concerned, righteous blackman; so is Obama, Colin, Boyce, Jay Z, Farakhan and many others you or I may or may not agree with. Religion is OK…Derrick…if it works for you and not against you, your descendants, future(including afterlife) and species to enshrine values, promote knowledge as opposed ignorance/superstition, lies, and arrogance/delusions(I’m GOD) humanity has no ultimate accoutability, i’s only suvival of the fittest white/black man til the end. Hitler vs Papa Doc…! in any event, we need to stop trippin and RECOGNIZE our mortality and individual weaknesses, come together in love and tolerance for our ownselves and with sincerity and compassion try to establish rock hard institutions and organizations that will benefit children, disenfranchised CHILDREN that don’t have a fair chance and are suffering. After which we can then focus on our brothers and sisters who are disadvantaged due to historical and personal issues but need relief to move on and have the opportunity to give back…do good work. NOW, can we do that! And let history be the JUDGE!!! All this “HE SAID…I SAID” is wasting time and energy.

  46. Thank God for the Esteemed Adept, Mr. Harry Belafonte, the most selfless celebrity, aside from maybe Louis Armstrong, in the history of America.

    Few younger people realize that this man was like the Michael Jackson of his day [minus the physical mutalation and self imposed deformity of a God given beautiful body]. He sold more records than anyone in the history of America, black or white, at the pinnacle of his career. He was a traiblazing movie star, television show host, and all around iconic celebrity. And he was, and still is amazingly handsome.

    Yet, he has always been committed and extraordinarily generous to black and other disenfranchised people the world over. He has no peer when it comes to selfless commitment as a patron and acitivist. I recently saw the documentary done by his daughter, and was blown away by how much more he’s done professionally and civicly, that I had no knowledge of although I am a long time huge fan of his, if for doing nothing more than introducing me and America to one of the Mother’s of Africa, the late beautiful Miriam Makeba, his female counterpart.

    Upon first viewing her on the Ed Sullivan Show I believe, when I was about ten years old, I decided that she was who I wanted to be. She, to me, was the most beautiful, inside and out, woman I had ever witnessed. Her soft spoken voice, her powerfully committed message songs, her gentle demeanor, to me was spell binding, not to mention her selfless activism for the liberation of her people in South Africa.

    A few years later, I turned 13 and my Mother gave me $10 and said I could go to the beauty shop as I would now begin to style my own hair. I left home with near shoulder length hair, and returned home with a very close cut [nearly bald] short Afro, and have been wearing it that way ever since. That was in 1965. I love my hair, and my sane people, thanks to Ms. Miriam Makeba, may she rest in peace.

    The black people of Mr. Belafonte’s era cared about their people, their community of mankind, and did not snub their own and only work for the sake of selfishness and money. They were real and kind human spirits. Yet, this generation has no respect for their Elders and amazing Ancestors.

    Now our so called called “black celebrities” and nouveau riche are nothing more than traitors, sell outs, arrogant ace holes who think only of themselves and actually think that they are now better than those from the communities they crawled out of just one generation later.

    Divide and conquer has been personified with the sociopathetic self loathing and ignorance of the nouveau riche idiots within the black community who think they got it going on, when in reality they are worse, in many ways, than the enslavers as they are grinning and skinning willing converts in the opression and denegration of those who look like them. It’s called self hate, with shiny new eight caret diamond earrings in each ear, and 500 pairs of $5 made in China gym shoes paid $400 a pair for, and huge paper box homes with inventory of half million dollar cars that amount to more than the cost of the house that is still under mortgage.

    If ever there were a generation of spoiled brat, ignorant, Peter Pans, its this generation of negroes with a few dollars in their pockets; and that includes those with a lot of dollars in their pockets too like George Forman, Oprah, Cosby, Bob & Sheila Johnson, Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan who hired a mega-yacht and sailed his new non-black honey to the French Riviera and got on his knees and groveled to present her with a 10 caret diamond engagement ring a day or so after foolish blacks in the ghettos of America were waiting in line over night and for hours, many stabbing and killing one another, to buy his latest release of $400 a pair gym shoes. No, he didn’t care enough about these ignorant, but black, fools to even have his publicist issue a statement of concern.

    That’s what having “arrived” in America means to black folk, aka “negroes” worshipped as gods by fools.

    God bless and keep Mr. Belafonte for still having the energy and love of his people to still be out here at nearly 90 years old fighting for these thankless people who have a love for anything and everyone but those who love them, including these nouveau riche so-called “celebrities.”

    I call them ignorant, callous, self loathing sell outs who think they got it going on. Well, if that is what “success” is all about, they cna keep it. I don’t want it. I pray for the children.

  47. Harry Belafonte speaks the truth and in spite of his fame and success, has always retained a conscience. People like him are very rare and he is absolutely right to remind other celebrities (and of us, really) about having a conscience.

  48. It is so sad that when a black celebrity tells the truth, he is attacked by members of his own race. Remember Cosby?
    Kudos, Belafonte. I hear you. Many others don’t, not because they can’t but because they won’t.

  49. This is so sad but true. I somewhat understand why many celebrities are silent on political issues. However, many of them do not stay on top and will remain just that another spineless black person. If only they knew of the covertness of Booker T. Washington. Mr. Washington worked in the shadow the best he could for years for the rights of black people. Also, many black people ridicule one of the greatest talented entertainers of all time for his choice in religion, his second marriage to a white Jewish woman, and embracing a Republican President…yet he was an enormous supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement…Sammy Davis Jr. Mr. Davis was very visible during these times without concern for his next paycheck. Why? He was just that good.

  50. I commend him!! We gotta start calling these black celebs out!!

  51. Ironically he is right. All of white America did not gain solely on thier efforts. If you look back through history, small and large towns advanced due in part to the philanthopy and industrial acumen of some wealthy leader who became rich and invested in their own communities. Whether it was Carneigie, J.P. Morgan, The Dukes or the Vanderbilts, they built industry and communities around to populations from which they came.
    Many of the rich blacks and celebrities, who actually got rich by selling products or their public persona to us as their prime and in some cases, exclusive audience and customer. They took their riches, moved away and ‘arrived’ and in some cases looked back with a smirk. If they follow other groups, we will have overcome by now.

  52. In the words of the late, great Michael Jackson…They don’t really care about Us! Speak that Truth bro Harry, hotep..

  53. Mr. Belefonte is rightn on time.

  54. Mr. Belafonte…speak on it! They're lost. I pray your speaking out will encourage them TO STAND UP & UNITE!!

  55. Mr. Belafonte is making a valid point.

  56. Actually, Mr. Belafonte is wasting his time, energy and making a valid point all together. The reason he’s wasting his time is because he can talk/type ’til he’s blue in the face, most celebs with an abundant of wealth are still going to be who they are and only help a specific group of people within their chosen circle of friends. being that’s the case, they don’t care about no one else but themselves(the majority of them). He’s making a valid point because the crime rate, poverty levels and undereducated statistics do tend to be a problem and plague the black race more than any other race; that particular parable of his oration does speaks validity wholeheartedly; extremely sad case. And again..before any of you spew that “ah please, celebs don’t owe the poor anything” crap, let’s not forget how the hell they got to where they are today? And let’s not forget that they were once in our shoes(ones with less to no money).

  57. Obviously, he is right – the worst race traitors are Black.

  58. Many of those that should hear or read his sermon ; Probably will not, Those who can make a difference, Probably won’t . The one high point here . This comes from a person who has lived his sermon. However, aging truth, may not have an audience among the wide spectrum of people of color who have made their successful achievements across a broad swath of America’s landscape . From those fields of entertainment, via movies, television, music, education, fashion, dance, sports, science, politicians, to highly skilled technicians, banking, wall street, stock brokers .
    Old school thinking may or could be let each person pull them self up by their own bootstrap .
    Which is akin to G-D ( GOD ) bless the child that has his own . If ever there were a time when it actually took a village to raise a child, these are certainly among those times . Mr.Belafonte,has put food for thought on many plates, only time will tell if it is digested. As those prison numbers drop, as males of color are on more college campuses . Fruition will have sealed a fate for our young as an aging leader,asked for Change of a people .

  59. Retired firefighter/Washington D.C.

    Belafonte is an elder, but who respects elders these days? He might as well be talking to a rock. People could care less. Sad! As for me I’ll stay free from passion and desire, a man who yearns to know and remain unknown.

  60. Most of these Negroes today are thinking only of themselves Segregation made us seek out & Look for one Another,once a Slave think he free he want to be the Master or the Whiteman’s Emp short for Emposter when Crackers ain’t around some of these Negroes put on his Shoes.These Niggaz ain’t nothing but the Whiteman’s Dog & need to be off our Planet! Sellouts Stoolpigeons Snitches Sambos SelfHating Negroes all need to be delt with! We get this when you have a Powerless Group fools think they can sellout & we can’t touch them? One day soon we will be knocking on Doors like Jehovah’s Witnesses looking for these Turncoats & take out that trash! Tired of these fools! Me me me iiiiiiii it’s all about me Mine mine mine! These niggas just like these Greedy Crackers Peckerwoods all up in they Head & Ear! Some of our people are like an ole loyal Hound Dog who they treat like shit but y’all love the Devil Because he gives us nothing but Hell! Some of us don’t belong on the planet! So get on outta here the World will be a Better Place without you taking up space!

  61. Our culture needs to come back to GOD! Otherwise we will continue to fail!

    • @andreas:

      Hell! This ‘god’ y’all SERVE is on crack! This deity treats Black people, like we are NOTHING, in other words; like crackheads!!!

      THERE IS NO god!!!

  62. AIDS Dope Crack Prisons are all part of Population Control if you look at Americas Population since the Late 1960′s until Today (Us Black Peoples)population did not Grow! All the other Groups populations Exploded now the White Elite are Targeting Asians & Hispanics because they will be Gone Soon! Richard Nixon & other Devils Under this Shadow Government put this AIDS in Africa by first injecting Monkeys with the AIDS Virus & Releasing them in African Jungles also in Asian Jungles! Africans were innoculated with this Disease under the lie of free Immunizations lol only a fool would trust these Crackers! Africa is a Target because of Natural Resources Nigeria has more oil than the Entire Arab World! These Devils fool ignorant Asses around the World by saying Muslims & Christians are fighting in Nigeria? Only a idiot would believe what they say acting with all this Emotionalism,if you gonna act an Ass & not Think you should go to Church lol Nigerians are like our people some Christians Muslims & Black Power Revolutionaries types we don’t kill our own Family these Devils are in Africa causing Trouble! Satan is the Author of Confusion! A Devil Named Henry Kissenger was the Head of population control USA ! He was hired by 2 Presidents Nixon & Carter! Planet of the Apes Movies was White Propaganda against the Black Power Movement & was used to scare Whites into Voting for Law & Order Politics like Nixon Ford etc Dope was like them Italians said in the “Godfather” keep it in the Hood Areas or People of Color Blacks Hispanics Asians but never in Suburbia!When I look back we should have saw Crack coming they are thinking how can we get rid of these 40Million Blacks who we do not Want? Some ignorant Negroes think these Devils are they Friends,stick around Son like Super Chicken used to say”You knew the job was Dangerous when you took it” so lay in that towback bed Negro seek refuge in whatever God you choose THE Whiteman is not God,But the Devil! His History Bears witness to this no Doubt,like Dr Dre said “so whatcha gonna do since you know now”! We need to give this info to these young & stupids because they don’t have a Clue! Smiling in Whitefolks faces! But hate they own Black Brother whom they see everyday! Harry Belafante can tell many things like what MLK was thinking before He Died! He said that he felt like he was moving our people into a Burning Building! MLK was moving toward the Grassroots movement & away from those Jews whom Exploited Him & Us! Once Jews got access to Banks & Financial Institutions(Loan & other Capital) they left us High & Dry! Jews own & started the NAACP & the Jew who ran it turned around & gave the FBI all these Negroes Names! Jews are the ones who Run all these Athletes & Entertainers,I see why all these Dumb Negroes end up Broke or owe taxes? They getting pencilScrewed !Big Dummies & these Jews guild them away from Black issues ie Negroes like Deion Sanders another big Dummy trusting Crackers & getting Robbed at the same time! And you don’t trust your own? What do you have to lose? Even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trusting Jews with His Money & he a Muslim lol

    • Go to school…get and education..don’t take drugs…don’t kill and rob anybody…be a good and decent citizen and you will be fine….you will remove yourself from the “whitemans’” list of degenerates to be locked up.

  63. I strongly agree with Harry Belafonte. The younger generation are lacking morals of understanding.

  64. I sent the following letter to Mr. Belafonte, Julian Bond and a number of other African Americans regarding the Truth About AIDS. We can each draw our own conclusions to what is being done.

    ****************
    Much of the Truth about AIDS was presented to Dr. Benjamin Hooks of the NAACP in the early 1990’s. The NAACP was given the scientific documents, audio interviews and a copy of the video, “The Strecker Memorandum”. Unfortunately the NAACP did not respond in the best interest of Black People, Negroes, or Humanity.

    As the official Lies, False Drugs, Vaccinations and statistics continue to overwhelm the Black Communities, if the NAACP and other Black Organization do not at least look at the facts, the book of Chancellor Williams, “Destruction Of Black Civilization”, will certainly become a reality for us all. It’s hard to believe the NAACP, or any Black Organizations do not have a “Black Think Tank”, to seriously discuss and prove, or disprove the serious dilemmas facing Africans and Black Communities. (It should be noted, a Black Think Tank, would not have white sympathizers and other Races participating, discussing, or thinking about the Black/African issues.)

    The facts about AIDS was presented as early as 1986 in the Black Communities by Zears L. Miles, who wrote, “AIDS Made In The USA and many of the documents had been researched and exposed by Robert B. Strecker M.D., PhD and his brother, Attorney Theodore A. Strecker. Dr. John Seale’s research, published by Dr. Gary L. Glum in his book, “Full Disclosure, Dr. John Seale suggested,

    “It is entirely plausible that the AIDS epidemic was started in the U.S. deliberately. Few people would need to know of the plan, and the actions of one person would be sufficient to ignite the epidemic. Maximum effectiveness would require that the introduction of effective means of stopping the virus was blocked for as long as possible, by a carefully planned and sustained campaign of disinformation. The special problem of the release of an AIDS-like virus is that it opens up a Pandora’s Box, but it is naive to believe that nobody would be willing to do so.”
    —Dr. John Seale
    Member of the Royal College of Medicine, London
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
    September 1988 (Volume 81 pp. 537-539)
    For the sake of his conservative audience of British physicians, Dr. Seale was understating his own conclusion based on his research into the AIDS epidemic. What he was trying to tell them, in the gentlest way possible, was this: the deliberate introduction of the AIDS virus into mankind is exactly what has happened. (Full Disclosure, by Dr. Gary Glum)

    My research began in 1986 and by 1990; I received enough documented evidence to prove AIDS is a Man-Made Genetically Engineered Disease. I was able to interview Zears L. Miles, Dr. Robert B. Strecker, Dr. Eva Lee Snead, Dr. Alan Cantwell Jr., Dr. William C. Douglass and Dr. Wilbert Jordan, MD, Los Angeles. Dr. Jordan actually was involved in the medical injection campaign in India. Benjamin Hooks was given my audio interviews with Dr. Strecker and Zears Miles, in addition to a copy of the video, The Strecker Memorandum, a copy of the Historic Document, “This Is A Bio-Attack Alert”, March 28, 1986, which was presented by the Strecker’s to every U.S. Government Agencies and the NAACP did not respond or try to disprove the information.

    As Black Communities’ and Humanity are led to believe in drugs, vaccinations and AIDS Testing as solutions to this problem, those ideas are far from the Truth. As far as Drugs and Vaccinations are concerned, science has already proven these methods are toxic and harmful to the human body. Many of the AIDS Drugs are actually more harmful than AIDS itself. The fact that Dr. Seale exposed how AIDS was being spread in drugs, or Zears Miles suggestion it was being spread during AIDS Testing, might seem hard to believe, Dr. Robert B. Strecker on a Montel Williams program with Zears L. Miles, had a AIDS victim and suggested he may have received AIDS during an AIDS Test. Although this information is not easily accepted, the proof of Native Indians receiving Free Plagued Blankets, Aborigines receiving Free Poisoned Flour and food is part of history.

    The other issues have to do with the actual cures, or remedies currently suppressed. Virologist exposed the AIDS Virus in the 1980’s, proving a key component or mechanism for the virus to exist is a Protein Enzyme called, Reverse Transcriptase. If the Reverse Transcriptase is inhibited, or prevented from replicating, the disease can no longer proliferate or multiply. (It’s like having a new car in the middle of nowhere, a full tank of gas and no battery, how far can you travel?) Scientists rediscovering the power of herbs tested the ancient Tree of Life (Olive Tree) and found that no virus, bacteria, fungus or other diseases could withstand the properties of this substance (oleuropein). In addition they found Olive Leaf Extract inhibited the Enzyme, Reverse Transcriptase. So there are solutions, but the solutions are suppressed from the public because the natural remedies and cures cost pennies on the dollar and cannot be patented.

    Below are some of the references, exposing the Truth about AIDS. It will really be up to you and those who suggest they are concerned, to at least attempt verifying that information. Once that information is verified, the only logical conclusion is to demand answers from all governments, doctors and scientists, involved in the creation and intentional spread of AIDS, in addition to the various Cancers expressed in the documented evidence that were also being spread.

    Sincerely,
    John Burns
    UMOJA Research
    Ref:
    1. Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley.
    2. Cancer The Problem and The Solution, Dr. Johanna Budwig
    3. A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and The Cure of Advanced Cancer By Diet, by Dr. Max Gerson
    4. A Solution To The Cancer Problem, by Dr. Cornelius Moerman
    5. DVD, Cancer – The Forbidden Cures, by Massimo Mazzucco.
    7. The Persecution and trial of Gaston Naessens: The True Story of The Efforts to Suppress an Alternative Treatment for Cancer, AIDS and Other Immunologically Based Diseases, by Christopher Bird.
    8. DVD, The Strecker Memorandum, Robert B. Strecker MD, PhD.
    9. Olive Leaf Extract, by Morton Walker.
    10. Smallpox Vaccine “Triggered AIDS Virus”, Pearce Wright, Science Editor, London Times, Monday May 11, 1987
    11.WHO Murdered Africa, by William Campbell Douglas, M.D. There is no question mark after the title of this article because the title is not a question.
    12. DVD, VACCINES, What CDC Documents and Science Reveal, by Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny
    13. This Is A Bio-Attack Alert, by Robert B Strecker MD, PhD, Attorney Theodore A Strecker, written March 28, 1986 and submitted to every U.S. Government Agency.
    14. “Full Disclosure”, by Dr. Gary L Glum
    15. Some Call It AIDS—I Call It Murder: The Connection Between Cancer, AIDS, Immunizations, And Genocide, by Dr. Eva Lee Snead
    16. Queer Blood: The Secret AIDS Genocide Plot, by Alan Cantwell
    17. AIDS MADE IN THE USA, Zears L. Miles Jr.
    18. DVD, Hoxsey, When Healing Becomes A Crime, by Kenny Ausubel & Catherine Salveson
    19. The Strecker Group AIDS Reference Lists, Online
    20. AIDS INC., by Jon Rapport

    I will tell you as much of that as I know. The truth is so horrifying that it is almost impossible to believe: that officials inside our own government, backed by some of the most powerful families on earth, could be guilty of genocide. But enough proof of that truth has already leaked out to persuade many knowledgeable researchers, such as Dr. Seale, to come forth publicly with what they’ve learned. In a strange way, the truth behind the AIDS epidemic isn’t even such a closely held secret anymore. The media has chosen to ignore it. Certainly no politician has dared utter one word about it publicly. But scientists and doctors and government intelligence agents and political leaders all around the world are aware of bits and pieces of it. They are just waiting for the public to catch on.
    Dr. Gary L. Glum, Full Disclosure

    Should we fail to finally Wake Up, we may become responsible for the destruction of Native Civilizations on the face of the Earth. J. Burns, UMOJA Research

    CC: Harry Belafonte; Benjamin Todd Jealous; Dr. Frances C Welsing; Phil Wilson, Black AIDS Institute; Dr. Marsha A. Martin, Director, Get Screened Oakland; Gail Wyatt, PhD, Semel Institute; Jessie Brooks, The Oakland Post Online; Robert E. Fullilove, Columbia University; Patrick C. Packer, Southern AIDS Coalition Inc., Mel Prince; Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, Sister Love; Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Howard University College of Medicine; Frederick K. C. Price, D.D,. Crenshaw Christian Center, Louis Gossett Jr.

    • Much of what you say is true. However, your argument omits some very powerful specifics. Former National Institute of Heath researcher, Dr. Robert Gallo wrote three research papers in 1984. The AIDS hierarchy is based upon those papers. It has been disclosed that Gallo falsified his purported research, linking HIV to Aids.

      Despite an massive outcry by scientist and researchers about Gallo’s fabrications, the U. S. Government and the pharmaceuticals maintain their ill-based position on the cause of AIDS.

      HIV is only produced “in vitro”, a laboratory setting by adding various proteins. No purported AIDS test measures HIV, on alleged antibodies to HIV. The antibodies are not specific and can reflect the presence of scores of virus such as flu, pneumonia and etc.

      When the whole story is told, it will be revealed that the “AIDS LIE” is the most costly medical fraud in history, both in terms of lives lost and money spent. Talking about a “ghost in the medicine”, how can something that is not be treated?

      Harry’s voice has long been like the “Word of God”, “Quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword….” Don’t make me preach, but someobody needs to preach to those in need of Belafonte’s sermon!

    • Much of what you say is true. However, your argument omits some very powerful specifics. Former National Institute of Heath researcher, Dr. Robert Gallo wrote three research papers in 1984. The AIDS hierarchy is based upon those papers. It has been disclosed that Gallo falsified his purported research, linking HIV to Aids.

      Despite an massive outcry by scientist and researchers about Gallo’s fabrications, the U. S. Government and the pharmaceuticals maintain their ill-based position on the cause of AIDS.

      HIV is only produced “in vitro”, a laboratory setting by adding various proteins. No purported AIDS test measures HIV, on alleged antibodies to HIV. The antibodies are not specific and can reflect the presence of scores of virus such as flu, pneumonia and etc.

      When the whole story is told, it will be revealed that the “AIDS LIE” is the most costly medical fraud in history, both in terms of lives lost and money spent. Talking about a “ghost in the medicine”, how can something that is not be treated?

      Harry’s voice has long been like the “Word of God”, “Quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword….” Don’t make me preach, but someobody needs to preach to those in need of Belafonte’s sermon!

    • It is obvious to anyone with half a brain to study the machinations of the “conquering hoard”, that biological diseases are being used on ‘specific’ peoples! We have found out about past experiments and methods of genocide. We ‘people of color’ have always been the target of a more insane group of people on this planet! They are very crafty and we are very stupid and ‘forgiving’ among other things!

      These ‘Anglo-elite’ and their cohorts have always been on the attack, and we have always been unable to put up any form of resistance. They attack whole African nations at will, and our mediocre African American “leadership” is no match whatsoever. Our benefactors/slavemasters, know this and make sure that it stays this way! We are suffering here, but Africans around the diaspora are suffering at a much worse and rapid abuse.

  65. While I am inspired and in agreement with the HEART of Mr Balafonte’s comments, there is more to be recognized and taken into account whereas not to throw this blanket one size fits all SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY judgment upon all black entertainers who are not doing or acting as he feels that they should. Balafonte must recognize as accept that we are living in different times, where blatant injustices like racism and poverty are not as obvious. There have been tremendous advancement and change. Yes there is still suffering, yet suffering is not always attributed totally to outside forces, yet are linked to individual factors within each persons consciousness through their ability to respond or not respond appropriately. You can always lead a horse to its water but you can not make them all DRINK. Some people are comfortable in their pain, while there are others whose social EGOS are built upon SAVING THE WORLD. We are not obligated to save the world. However, we are obligated to save ourselves or better yet EVOLVE, and become the best human beings that we can. This often does entail service to others or humanity. Yet such service should be generated through genuine actions of sincere interest by each individual and not by projected guilt from others. There are still alot of celebrities who do a lot of social or civil rights work, yet do it for the sake of gaining fame and social favor; making them in authentic. It would be nice to see more celebrities address some social concerns and aid more, yet who is to say that many are not doing so yet just in their chosen capacity outside of the light of mainstream media. More people do not suffer because of lack of celebrity involvement, yet because of their own lack of understanding, low self worth, education, courage and fear, to meet the possible external systematic triggers that instigate such social ills: homophobia, poverty, racism, sexism, corporate and governmental greed, international war,etc.

  66. Brother Belafonte unfortunately speaks the truth. Few are totally right or totally wrong about such opinions or observations, but based on what we see and hear, it is the gospel truth. It’s sad, when you see a George Clooney going to the most depressed parts of Africa over and over again, trying to bring attention to the suffering masses of African people in Dafhar in the Sudan. He consistently uses his celebrity status in a very public way to gain support and relief for our African brothers and sisters. Brad Pitt is another one who has put up millions of dollars of his own money to try and re-build the ninth ward in New Orleans–he even bough a home there to stay close to his work. Angelina Jolie, Madonna, and Sandra Bullock are others who have stepped up to reach back and “care” for someone suffering, and with little hope. This is not to say Black entertainers all fall into the same “uncaring attitude.” Don Cheadle and Oprha come to mind right away. But, if we go by the numbers, we are not looking very good, and I’m glad Harry Belafonte had the courage to speak up! Thanks brother Belafonte for still being on the battlefield!

  67. Elaine your usage of profanity is not very lady like, unfortunately for yourself for starters. Belafonte and Poiter martial choices is strickly their right and business and no one else and unless you was the third person in their lives you can only assume from gossip, unless you knew both of them personally, which I seriously doubt. Oh! Harry was 100% right, while getting off his personal life.

  68. I agree that Harry Belafonte has a valid point. Schools teach history but parents must teach their own history and make their children understand the importance of the struggle. I am half the age of Mr. Belafonte but I praise him because I was a militant and still am. My family and I have been searching our roots. So far, my father's side begin when our great, great, great, great grandfather was in the military in West Indies. He hung out with some white guys, got drunk, lost his ID and didn't get on the ship the next day. He was picked up and made a slave. Our history begins. Our ancestors have lost along and fought for the freedom we have. The music world does not realize the affect they have on our youth. As a child growing up I watched the black and white movies degrading Blacks especially Amos and Andy, Butterfly McQueen, and others. I followed the Black Panthers and wanted to be one of them. I wanted to change my name to an african name and I still have it My parents would not allow it. Parents lead and children follow. If parents monitor the music , involve their children in volunteer activities in the neighborhood, picking up paper and trash, bottles in the street, engaging them in library and social activities instead of being their friends, making their children realize that you earn things and you work and purchase your own jewelry, etc as you grow older. We need to get back to the basic needs to survive. Do you really need Michael Jordan's new shoes?
    I believe I need to belong in the group that has knowledge. Knowledge is power. The material things get lost, stolen, and no longer the trend. Knowledge is the trend forever and can not be taken away.

  69. I agree that Harry Belafonte has a valid point. Schools teach history but parents must teach their own history and make their children understand the importance of the struggle. I am half the age of Mr. Belafonte but I praise him because I was a militant and still am. My family and I have been searching our roots. So far, my father's side begin when our great, great, great, great grandfather was in the military in West Indies. He hung out with some white guys, got drunk, lost his ID and didn't get on the ship the next day. He was picked up and made a slave. Our history begins. Our ancestors have lost along and fought for the freedom we have. The music world does not realize the affect they have on our youth. As a child growing up I watched the black and white movies degrading Blacks especially Amos and Andy, Butterfly McQueen, and others. I followed the Black Panthers and wanted to be one of them. I wanted to change my name to an african name and I still have it My parents would not allow it. Parents lead and children follow. If parents monitor the music , involve their children in volunteer activities in the neighborhood, picking up paper and trash, bottles in the street, engaging them in library and social activities instead of being their friends, making their children realize that you earn things and you work and purchase your own jewelry, etc as you grow older. We need to get back to the basic needs to survive. Do you really need Michael Jordan's new shoes?
    I believe I need to belong in the group that has knowledge. Knowledge is power. The material things get lost, stolen, and no longer the trend. Knowledge is the trend forever and can not be taken away.

  70. Thank God for Harry Belafonte! Someone is finally not afraid to say the truth. The sad part is that some of Black America will continue the self destructive behavior.

    Low self esteem and a lack of morality is killing our black youth across America. As adults most of us are more concerned about how much money Jay-Z & Lil Wayne has than the self inflicted genocide happening in the urban areas of our great country.

  71. he put aside his intelligent, beautiful black queen for a cracker. I despise him and poitier for that. they pose as race men. I can’t hear him, whether he’s right or wrong. F**K him.

    • Yes Harry is speaking the truth, but so is Elaine!

      Although a different subject, but I too question the logic of a Black men who prefers white women over black women. He critcize others for not speaking out on black sufferring while sleeping with the enemy who is a member of the group responsible for the sufferring.

      I wonder how many of you would give Minister Farrakhan a pass on being married to a white women while speaking the same truth spoken by Harry without criticism. Just saying…..

      • Why are blackmen limited by some black women and whites, when there is no limitation placed on them?They are glorified and wished the best of luck.Also
        white skin doesn’t automatically make you an enemy of blacks, an unfair blanket indictment,blacks say
        whites make about us. Be careful of the doub le standard being used.What about the actions of individals like the black on black crime done against each other, drugs sold to each other are these people still your friends because they are black, or maybe family members? The name you use enslaved africans over in Darfur, should you drop that name? like you said just sayin.

        • Agree with you, but we both know there are brothers who refuse to date a black women, strictly on skin color. In my opinion, there is something psychologicly wrong with a black man/women who refuse to date within their own race because of ones skin color. It’s called self hatred, just saying…

    • What makes you think you have the right to say who Harry Belafonte should love or marry?

    • @elaine clemons. Try to understand that despite the overly insane ways some people are, we are all one people. There is no such thing as different races, that too was created to separate people and turn us against each other. There is one specific group of humans who have done, and are doing this to the world, and although they are “white” they are human and because they are human they are ‘our’ family.
      We have been driven apart by these psychopaths, so that they can drain the world of it’s wealth, and to abuse anyone and everyone they please! We are all victimized by an “elite” group and their cohorts! Some of these cohorts are willing, some are forced, and some are totally ignorant as to what is going on all around them, because they fail to see what has to be researched and studied closely to recognize.
      As for Harry. He is a loving caring human being who has no hatred for anyone, but he does recognize that those who can speak up must do whatever they can to help the whole world! His wife, whatever color she may be, must feel as he does about the status of our people and probably does more than many of ‘our’ hue. Keep your mind open and think deeply about everything.

    • you can’t hear him because you are racist!!!!!

  72. “All this at the same time Black America is condemned to be the harvest of the largest prison population on the face of the earth, the most destroyed by the diseases of poverty, the most undereducated, the most diminished for lack of self-worth and the most punished by the prejudices of an unworthy justice system.” POWERFUL WORDS AND NOT ONE UNTRUE! No fluff nor exaggeration! None needed!

  73. Great guy, I met him at Kunstlers crib on gay street, THE REAL THING.

  74. SOLOMON…TELL IT LIKE IT IS HARRY…I GOT YOUR BACK BROTHER…THIS WHACK IS WAY OUT OF CONTROL !!!…SOLOMON !!!

  75. Yes, loud and clear. I give all the time, so I know they can give more than what my same amount in giving. God say if you have and you know of a need give in his name….it is his will.

  76. I commend Harry Belafonte. There was a time when more people would have spoken out like him. Now he’ll be bashed and criticized for telling the truth. He is certainly making a valid point but he’s also wasting his time. We live in a celebrity obsessed society that worships rich shallow entertainers both black and white. Far too many black entertainers only interest is appealing to the white masses and dumb blacks who admire them simply because they are rich and famous. Many of these black modern day minstrels entertainers sell racial stereotypes and the vile racial slur n*gg*r to the white masses for profit. But we as black people refuse to call them out for their disrespect of our race out of fear of being called a “hater”. So don’t expect any real outrage from black people on their lack of speaking out on issues.

  77. Belafonte has been a Rebel ALL of his life! Back in the day, the singers and entertainers were more “BLACTIFIED”, [into their BLACKNESS], then they are today.

    They fought in the movement and SPOKE up to the enemy. Some entertainers DIED for the cause; while others fled to London. They got tired of the racism in these unuted snakes of assholes.

    The bottomline is; these negroid slaves, I mean entertainers CAN NOT SPEAK UP! They are CONTROLLED by the elite, who OWNS the record companies, record labels, and entertainment complexes.

    Therefore, these negroids are nothing, but puppets, and they must bow down to their ‘advisors’; just like the Boule’, educated negroids, who MUST bow down to their illuminated advisors!

    What these Boule’ negroids don’t OVERstand is that the ORIGINAL ‘Baule’, which was a Tribe in Ghana, Afrika were the FORE RUNNERS, of this society called the illuminati. AFRIKANS WERE THE FIRST CHIEFDOMS of this organization, BUT, it was NOT CORRUPT!!!

    CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE ON THE ORIGINAL BAULE’ TRIBE AND WHERE THE boule’ COPIED FROM THESE BLACK KINGS AND QUEENS!!! THE BLACK BAULE’ TRIBE WERE THE ILLUMINATED ONES…THE REAL GODS AND GODDESSES!

    INTRODUCTION

    “Living in the Cote d’Ivoire, and Ghana in Africa, is an ethnic group named the Baule. The Baule people are one of the largest ethnic groups at about one million people.

    They belong to the Kwa language group, along, which is part of the Atlantic-Congo within the Niger Congo linguistic group. The Baule people are neighbored by the Senufo, Malinke, Guro, and Asante peoples.

    These people are known for waging the longest war resistance to the French colonization of any Western African people. They also managed to maintain their traditional customs and practices longer than most groups, that come in constant contact with European traders, inhabitants, missionaries, and ambassadors (Tribal Africian Art).

    The Baule people are primary located in eastern Cote d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast between the Komoe and Bandama Rivers (Baule Information).The area contains both savannah filled lands, as well as, forested areas. Most Baule people live in small farming villages were men and women, work together to keep the village prosperous.

    Their political structure is often referred to as a egalitarian society, which is characterized by premise is that, people should be treated as equals on certain dimensions, such as race, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, economic status, social status, and cultural heritage (Arneson).

    The Baule society is separated into chiefdoms, each village is looked over by a senior council of elders, which listens to the input of everyone, in the society, including child and slaves. The women’s right to input is highly valued and held at a sacred level.

    Even though women are a valued part of the Baule Society, as we dive deep into the depth of the work of the Baule people’s art, we will discover that women are not allowed all the same rights as their male counterparts. (Baule Information).

    EVERYTHANG caucasoids have; they COPIED FROM BLACK AFRIKAN PEOPLE

    ANYTHING THAT IS LIGHTER THAN THE ORIGINAL, IS A CARBON COPY!!!

    CHECK

    • @Derrick. Thanks for your wealth of information on these subjects. Some will not bother to read and others will read and research for more enlightenment. Too bad there are so few willing to think deeply and seek world enlightenment.

      As for Harry Belafonte. He is a living legend and a very good, people loving, person. We can recognize the humanitarians by the things they say and do, just as we can recognize the ignorant and careless people by the things they say and do, or not do!

      As for Africa. The Europeans have infected most, if not all of the African continent just as they have most of the world, with their culture of confusion, lies, deception, and pillage, mixed with a large dosage of ‘God’ beliefs that have been one of their overwhelming tools of colonialism, and today’s neo-colonialism.
      We are not going to survive the overwhelming onslaught of our Anglo family. We are one people but we are all the most insane species on the planet! We live on the verge of fantasy, reality and complete denial.

      Thanks again, for your sharing ways Derrick. You show that you care by taking the time to comment and share your wisdom.

  78. Verna Simms Mc Coy

    he is making a valid point and its the poor that is buying their music, shoes, jewelry whatever just to belong to the in crowd.

  79. Being a so called "celeb." does not change the condition of the heart (human spirit). If you were self-centered before you became a c. chances are you will become even more so. When the heart changes to see others through the eyes of Jesus, your care and giving to others will change accordingly. Consider these verses: Luke 21: 1-4. And He looked up and saw the RICH putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain POOR widow putting in two mites. So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; "for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of poverty put in all the livelihood that she had." Instead of calling out c. because of their abundant wealth, we should call out ALL those whose hearts are self-centered, be they rich or poor.

  80. I hope that those that aren't doing anything will hear this and be prompted to action.

  81. So sad….Their idea of giving back is coming uo real soon… Free Turkey's anyone… damn shame :(