4.02.2008

The one and only . . .


I am African-American by descent, native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I had a very sheltered childhood. Thru high school most of my closest friends were white. I attended college at Tennessee State University, a HBCU in Nashville, Tennessee. Those were some very formative years for me. The people I met and things I experienced during my time (about 10 years) in the Dirty Bend did a lot to shape and influence the opinions I have today. From the day long blunt smoking to the from-dusk-to-dawn debates with my roommates about politics, religion, and world history. Just a little personal background that might help you understand my first impressions when I, as a last minute whim, attended a lecture at Fisk University given by a Mr. Steve Cokely. I remember the title of the lecture was what grabbed my little clique's attention, something like Black America and The Boule' (Servants to the King). We sat down in the back and proceeded to be blown away by the volume of information flowing out of this brother's mouth as he broke down the society we have been born into, the government that we serve (yeah you read right), and the world's history that has been destroyed, forgotten or intentionally altered. As I left the scene that night I wondered how long the establishment might let someone who knew what he knew continue to do what he was doing.

Well I personally haven't really heard anything from Cokely since that lecture (apparently he has taken his message to the airwaves now), but I ran across a link to his series of lectures on the Boule' on YouTube the other day, of which I have posted the first 3 parts (that should be enough to wet your appetite for more research on your own). Like the warning in the introduction reads this info is not to be taken lightly and could be quite shocking to some people, but they are facts that any person of color searching for the truth in this life should be aware of. As always, enjoy.







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2 comments:

golf said...

honestly, I am not really updated to what's going on around me more so to other places... but its quite amazing how people learn through blogging for I will never have an idea about this topic if not through your blog...

ruffian96 said...

Amazing to me too golf as I am new to this blogging thing but continue to be surprised by the occasional response my ramblings get. Rest assured I will try to continue to be a source of light.