Black Jesus is searched for online thousands of times per day. Is Jesus Black if you apply the 1% drop of Black blood rule? Why does Jesus continue to be portrayed as white, blond and blue eyed, when there is scientific and biblical proof that he was a man of color with wooly hair? Why do so many people refuse to acknowledge this truth? What does this cover up have to do with the problems of race throughout the world and especially in America, UK, South Africa, Australia, and Brazil? Let us talk honestly. We can all debate the various shades of color that Jesus could have been. But despite the white image of Jesus that's been falsely promoted globally for centuries, Jesus, also know as Yeshua, was not white. "Black Jesus" is searched for over 950,000 times a month, so clearly others are seeking the truth. Help spread this conversation world wide, by liking BlackJesuscom on Facebook. If you seek and are not afraid of the truth, lets also share info affecting people of African decent globally, on a daily basis. Since human life began in Africa, then all of humanity is of African decent. We welcome intelligent observations and opinions from all races. The internet is the modern day drum, that can send out unfiltered messages globally, but you must be willing and ready to hear. Click on the 'Proof BlackJesus" link at the upper right to discover the Black Jesus facts and find out what motivated me to launch this blog. Thanks and peace to all of God's people. Remember, God/Allah is always watching.
What we're failing to deal with is the intentional marginalization of the Black male. Our choices as a people are playing into our own demise. Our choice to no longer see education as a way up and out. Our choice to spend 97% of our money in non Black owned businesses. Black men who choose to marry white women. Black women who may have unreasonable expectations. And our choice to ignore the extent to which our indifference and growing Black male genocide continues over the next 20-50 years, making us a footnote in the history books. Connect the dots. Wake Up!!! This is happening to us globally.
It really is up to us to save ourselves. Black male unemployment globally is only going to get worse. There are those who are watching our disintegration and hoping that we don't wake up.
Here's an insightful post that challenges the 70% figure and offers another perspective on the serious issues facing Black male, female relationships. Click Here.
"Why Did I Get Married" should be required viewing for all Black people who are fed up with the negative images that others create for us and themselves about us. Mr Perry exemplifies what we can do when we believe in ourselves and the spirit of people of African decent. This is a must see movie. It was so good I saw it twice!!!
When we are in 100% control of our images and our story then something magical can happen. The day following Christmas, I took 16 of of my relatives, friends our combined 8 teenagers to see this movie. Black people have been some of the most eloquent and articulate orators through out history, from Paul Robeson and Josephine Baker to Martin Luther King and Johnny Cochran, yet my kids come home telling me that they are sometimes critized by other black and white kids for talking white. Its one thing for others to judge us by a verb splitting sterotype and even worse when we negatively judge ourselves. I hope Denzel's "Great Debaters" sets the record straight on a number of issue. It is truly and excellent movie.
When you see negative images do you say and do nothing? Sometimes these pictures are unintentional. In order to change this, we must be willing to call attention to this disparity. Here's an email I sent to the Executive Director of Businessweek.
Dear Mr. Byrne, Thanks for taking my call this morning. I have been a long time subscriber of Businessweek. As I stated on the call, as a African American male, I take issue with the negative African American male image on the January 21, 2008 cover of Businessweek. As you know people take in information on two levels. The visual image can serve to reinforce the written word or it can send a separate message. Businessweeks cover of the African American male sends a sinister message. It feeds the sterotype of the angry, thugish black male. If you put sunglasses, baggy cloths and a frown on the white female you would immediately understand what I'm talking about. I suggest that in the future, when deciding what images to put on the cover, you do a focus group among women and minorities who are apart of that group to help you in your selection process.
When I was a kid growing up in Harlem, One of the most profound movies I saw was "A Rasin In The Sun." While this movies theme is universal, I think it sends a special message to Black people that we must believe in ourselves, in our future, in God and in one another. We must believe that God has given us all we need to live life to its fullest if we just believe and act on our dreams. See it then.....
I saw this old movie when I was a kid. It made quite an impression on me because I had seen few African American actors play strong male roles. After seeing it 40 years later, a few nights ago , it was equally impressive and entertaining. If you get a chance, I highly recommendthat you see it.
This 90 minute feature film DVD stars Woody Strode as Black Jesus. Based on actual incidents in the Congo, a revolutionary leader is betrayed by one of his followers and unwittingly martyred by those in power. Strode, the African leader of a popular revolutionary movement, works secretly to overthrow a colonial government only to receive the "kiss of death" from one of his most trusted followers. The entire horror of the confrontation is seen through his eyes throughout his interrogation and torture. If you've see it, tell us what you think.