In the face of "I Can't Breathe" demonstrations across America by all nationalities who are outraged at the wave of police shootings of unarmed Black men, this interview gives perspective on the connection of these killings, mob lynching of Black men post reconstruction and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and a false image of a white Jesus being at the root of racism and white supremacy. Healing the racial wounds in America By msnbc @msnbc Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones talk about the importance of love, faith and connection in healing the fault lines of race in America.
Meliss Harris Perry just made reference to Theologian John Cone, who explains below the connection between Jesus' Crucifixion, lynching , and the poor today. Listen to why he thinks black and white Christians interpret the scriptures so differently. Maybe this explains why Sunday continues to be the most segregated day of the week.
My Name is Charles Johnson. I grew up in Harlem during the 60's. I went to Catholic grammar school at Saint Mark's on 138th and Lennox Avenue which was run by the Sisters of The Blessed Sacrament. My mom had me baptized a Catholic when I was 9 because tuition was cheaper for Catholics. All students were required to go to church every Sunday. The sisters were very dedicated in their efforts to give inner city kids the best education possible. If they had any racist tendencies, I never saw or experienced it. But I also had two African America teachers, Mrs. Norcross in the 3rd grade and Mrs. Williams in the 5th. They taught me the importance of being proud of my history and why its necessary to stand up for truth. That's the reason for this blog. The power of the internet makes this conversation possible. Publications, TV and radio both black and white that depend on ad dollars, would never tackle this controversial subject because of white denial, coverup and backlash.
In the Book of Daniel, it says the hair of the Messiah’s head would be “like the pure wool” of a lamb and the Book of Revelation likens the prophetic Jesus’ feet to “fine brass, as if burned in a furnace.”
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Malcolm X wrote about white supremacists and slaveholders using Christianity to justify their “moral” and “racial superiority” over Blacks. In Malcolm’s own words, “The Holy Bible in the white man’s hands and its interpretations of it have been the greatest single ideological weapon for enslaving millions of non-white human beings.” Throughout history, whether it was in Jerusalem, Spain, India, Brazil or Africa, so-called white “Christians” cultivated a twisted interpretation of religion that was compatible with their colonialist agenda. And racism was a key component of their atrocities.
For centuries, in an effort to demonize and demean Black people, and create fear in whites, Satan has been portrayed with black skin. (Click Here To See)
Franklin Graham Is An Example Of The Kind Of white Christians Malcolm X Described.
Black Jesus.com is a place for exploring the truth about what Jesus truly looked like and why the denial and cover up of this truth negatively effects people of color all over the world, but especially where ever white Christianity has ever existed any where in the world. If you are new to this site and want to continue to believe in the lie that Jesus Christ was white, blond and blue eyed, please don't bother to post any bigoted remarks. They will be immediately deleted. It is your right to believe what ever you choose. But if you feel it is important to finally know the truth, and why its been hidden, then we welcome your comments on this and any other subjects we will cover.
But Listen To The Hatred That Has Been Directed At Her For Revealing The Truth. White anthropologists have confirmed that at the beginning, all of humanity was Black. Click here to see.
As a child, I often wondered why I saw no Black Angels or Saints in the pictures of St. Mark's Church. I wondered, don't Black people go to heaven? Is there a black heaven and a white heaven? But in high school at Cardinal Hayes in the Bronx in 1970, I began to raise this question in my religion class. My religion teacher, Father John Mitchel became enraged when I said there was no way Jesus Christ could have been white, based on where Palestine, Jesus birth place is located next to Egypt and how sun exposed people looked during that time period. Rather than engaging me in a conversation and opening it up for class discussion, he became very angry, calling me blasphemous and demanded that I leave his class. Over the next 3 years this happened not once, but over three times.
Ironically, it was a white priest by the name of Father John Meehan, who came to my defense on several occassions to lobby on my behalf on the side of truth, against his fellow priests who refused to consider the facts. He also became, in many ways, the father figure I never had. To this day, he is still a dear friend.
"Where did Joseph and Mary take Jesus to escape as they sought to hide from Herod?" They went to a place where they could blend in and not stand out: Egypt, known for its people of color."
Why are so many people afraid of the truth? What is this fear of dark skin and where does it come from? Why does this fear appear to be pervasive all over the world where white, brown and dark skin people try to coexist. As the originator of this blog, I want to explore the issue of race in the US and around the world that appear in the news, in sports, health care, and in every day life world wide. I invite all open minded people to post their ideas.
When you close your eyes, what does he look like? Most white people see Jesus and God as white and this empowers them. Some Caucasians falsely believe their supposed racial superiority starts here. For some brain washed blacks who have grown up seeing pictures of white Jesus in their church, their image is the same, because they wonder 'If Jesus really did look like me, and he was the son of God, then why have darker people suffered so much through out history. Further, a lack or distorted history taught in the schools has led them to believe, like most whites, that Black people have accomplished nothing. Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom by way of the Undergound Railroad said she could have freed many more if they had just believed they should be free. This untrue Caucasian image of Jesus keeps all of us enslaved in a lie.
Red Fox and Good Times The Sitcom Explain This False Image In A Very Humerous Way As Well As Other Lies Are Addressed On This Video
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Imagine how differently black and white people would view themselves and the world around us if we all embraced this truth.
It is my hope that by presenting the biblical and scientific facts about Jesus, we will bring the truth to the surface and shed more light on how ridiculous and harmful racism really is. I have been asked, Why does it matter what color Jesus Christ was? If it doesn't matter, why has the truth been hidden. Why does this false image of a white Jesus Christ appear annually in Newsweek, Time magazine and network TV specials like CNN's After Jesus and The History Channels "The Bible."
I don't expect most whites to change their mind despite the facts. But I do believe that unless Black and Brown people throughout the world, who believe in Christianity demand this truth, we will never fully embrace our obligation to live life to its fullest as equal human beings and followers of Jesus Christ. It is up to us to change the false belief by some, that they are the superior race and this world was made for them by their God and that people of color are just taking up space.
White people only make up 10% of the world's population. The rest of the humanity consists of people of color, yet this Caucasian image of supposed superior intelligence and beauty is the imposed standard that the rest of non-white humanity is judged and excluded by especially in societies where Caucasians make and control the economic and social barriers to upward mobility.
If Black and White people world wide really want positive change, it must start with how we deal with this Jesus truth. What do you think....P.S. Please listen to these 6 videos that reveal the biblical and scientific proof titled "Listen To the Biblical Proof."
And They Say The Color Of Jesus Doesn't Matter ...Click Here.