Khady Thiam Gueye certainly punches above her own weight beyond being known as “Akon’s sister”.
Fourteen years since Akon released his debut single, Locked Up, the Senegalese-American musician and entrepreneur has created a multi-million dollar brand and according to Black Enterprise.com, Akon owes a lot of his success to his sister, Khady Thiam Gueye.
The brand is said to be worth $80 million
— Read on www.w24.co.za/
Is [Mental] Slavery The Reason Moors Only Have An Extremely Strong Materialistic Presence?
I ask questions in hopes that it will cause more questions, which in turn would cause real solutions in the moor community. There’s a lot we need physically, mentally and financially! So much that even the truly knowledgable would have to question their learnings. There’s so much division in the moor community, so many trigger points that collapse unification and prevent progress…we’re so quick to agree with anything that means destroying loving each other.
Now, I’m speaking about our -1% that is rich (not wealthy) and have past down traditions but also the 98% that has no deep concept or interest about their stories, both fabulous, horrific, past and present! Our mentality can be dismissive at best because it isn’t about the moors we know or care about. Even though we have a variety of subjugated personalities surrounding us at any given time. Moors continue to practice the white tradition of keeping ourselves from true unification.
We won’t hold our own accountable or remove that toxic member from our lives but we won’t solely support that moor business owner or turn our back on our colonized traditions! It’s as if mentally we’ve excepted what has been given and won’t dare go against the facts that it’s fucked up that we’ve excepted the scraps, no matter how nice they are. It’s like we’ve signed off on the terms (jim crow laws contrary to separate but equal) even though there unequal and divisive towards ourselves and our descendants lives.
I’m asking moors (black people, for those who may be thinking religiously🐍) to reflect on the facts that it isn’t about what we do daily but more about what we refuse to acknowledge and take the steps to do, presently! Ultimately, taking a 360 degree look at the parts that you don’t care too and evaluating it’s place in rebuilding our communities, wholly.
As Moors we’re poisoned in these fields:
Physically we’re judgmental, which is the action of our bodies
Mentally we’re materialistic, which is the thought concerning our bodies
Financially we’re dependent, which is the belief throughout our bodies
Until collectively as individuals we attend to fixing the action, thoughts and beliefs concerning the moor body, we will remain susceptible to the ideas and plans of anyone who has decided “what we need to do” with our lives!
Subsequentially, we will always utilize what are ancestors were forced to except…we will always build off of a unstable foundation that was used for our degradation, not our prosperity!
Disenfranchisement after the Reconstruction Era in the United States of America was based on a series of laws, new constitutions, and practices in the South that were deliberately used to prevent black citizens from registering to vote and voting. These measures were enacted by the former Confederate states at the turn of the 20th century, and by Oklahoma when it gained statehood in 1907, although not by the former border slave states. Their actions were designed to frustrate the objective of the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1870, which sought to protect the suffrage of freedmen after the American Civil War.
During the later elections of Reconstruction era, beginning in the 1870s, white Democrats used violence by paramilitary groups, as well as fraud, to suppress black Republican voters and turn Republicans out of office. After regaining control of the state legislatures, Democrats were alarmed by a late 19th-century alliance between Republicans and Populists that cost them some elections. In North Carolina, for example, the Wilmington insurrection of 1898 (long called a race riot by whites) saw white Democrats launching a coup d’etat which overthrew the city government (the only coup of its kind in United States history), a duly elected biracial government headed by a white mayor; and widely attacked the black community, destroying lives and property. As a result, many blacks left the city permanently…
The political cartoon from the 1890s shows how African Americans were prevented from voting even after they were granted suffrage. The loopholes in the law exploited by people such as Senator Jillman…
The original architectural drawings for the proposed campuses of Duke University are true works of art, grand in scale and exquisite in detail. As was common they are unsigned with the only credit being in the name of the Philadelphia firm of Horace Trumbauer, Architect. The chief designer of the firm and draftsman, #JulianFAbele, in discussing the unique style of the drawings, once proudly proclaimed, “The shadows are all mine.” With that statement Abele unknowingly articulated a central fact of his life. As an African American, he lived in the shadows as time and circumstance conspired to conceal his considerable professional talent.
“It is impossible to create a dual personality which will be on the one hand a fighting man toward the enemy, and on the other, a craven who will accept treatment as less than a man at home.”
The end of the Civil War marked a new era of racial terror and violence directed at black people in the United States that has not been adequately acknowledged or addressed in this country. Following emancipation in 1865, thousands of freed black men, women, and children were killed by white mobs, former slave owners, and members of the Confederacy who were unwilling to accept the anticipated end of slavery and racial subordination. The violent response to freedom for former slaves was followed by decades of racial terror lynchings and targeted violence designed to sustain white supremacy and racial hierarchy.
No one was more at risk of experiencing violence and targeted racial terror than black veterans who had proven their valor and courage as soldiers during the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Because of their military service, black veterans were seen as a particular threat to Jim Crow and racial subordination. Thousands of black veterans were assaulted, threatened, abused, or lynched following military service.
Days before the 1960 election, Coretta Scott King received a call from then-candidate John F. Kennedy while her husband was in a Georgia jail, charged with trespassing after leading a sit-in demonstration against segregation in Atlanta. “This must be pretty hard on you, and I want to let you both know that I’m thinking about you and will do all I can to help,” Kennedy told her. The Democratic nominee’s brother and campaign manager, Robert Kennedy, called a DeKalb County Judge and successfully lobbied for Martin Luther King Jr.’s release.
The personal call and the timely intervention significantly bolstered Kennedy’s standing among black voters.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/476190/
There is a historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States. Yet the recent resurgence of explicit racism, including the attack in Charlottesville, has been greeted by many with surprise.
But collective amnesia has consequences. When Americans celebrate the country’s victory in WWII, but forget that the U.S. armed forces were segregated, that the Red Cross segregated blood donors or that many black WWII veterans returned to the country only to be denied jobs or housing, it becomes all the more difficult to talk honestly about racism today.