Friday, November 25, 2016

What is the Alt-Black

For the past couple of weeks the media have been buzzing about something they are calling the Alt-Right, which is the new Trump Era term for a racist or white Nationalist...

Now I ain't mad with nobody just for being proud of their heritage..So what does that make people like me who are proud of our African heritage ?

I guess that makes us the Alt- Black.

So as a public service announcement, this is how you can spot an Alt-Black

1) We don't call ourselves African-Americans, instead we refer to ourselves as Africans or Afrikans.

2) We don't salute the Red, White aand Blue,  Our flag is Red, Black and Green as given to us by the Honorable Marcus Garvey.

3) We are not Black Lives Matter nor the NAACP.

4) Instead of listening to Aretha Franklin singing the Start Spangled Banner, we prefer very loud rap music by rappers like Public Enemy, X Clan and Tupac.

5) Instead of Dr. Martin Luther King, we prefer Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

6) Instead of watching 12 Years a Slave we prefer movies like Birth of a Nation and Do the Right Thing.

7) We read a lot of books by authors such as Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Dr. Bobby E. Wright .

And for the record, unlike Alt-White, I mean Alt-Right, we are not racist as Afrikan people do not have the political nor economic ability,,,nor the desire to be racist. We are Race First,  Pro Black and Black Nationalist....

Got it ?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Police Shooting in Durham

There was a police involved shooting today in Durham. The solution to the problem is to control our own communities. We cannot depend on politicians nor the police to keep our communities safe. That's why we have been organizing the New Afrikan Guard.

Read this article from the latest edition of The Pacific Standard Magazine

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Trump Supporter Road Rage

There is an interesting story developing in Durham NC.

Apparently, our Mayor Pro Tem (any other cities Deputy Mayor)  Cora Cole-McFadden was almost run off the road by a couple of Yahoos last week because of a Pro-Clinton sticker on her bumper.

Now I know that some of you nonbelievers who think "surely, that couldn't happen in the Good Ol' US of A" are gonna say "well, maybe she was just driving too slow."

Well, as they say  "Da Nile ain't  just a river in Africa."

Truth is despite what those drunk off of the Post-racial Kool Aid have been saying for the last eight years. Racism is alive and well in this country.

In Durham, we have been focused so much on so called "Black on Black" violence that many folks have forgotten that white people do kill black people in 2016. And it just ain't the boys in blue.

In the guise of "Taking Back America" we are going to see a white black lash that will make Post Reconstruction look like a Tyler Perry movie.

In Durham , we need to be prepared. That's why I am urging my Black Brothers  and Sisters to join, the New Afrikan Guard to protect the women and children in our community. Don't wait until some Good Ol' Boys decide to play a late night game of bumper cars with your mother, wife or 16 year old daughter before you take these threats seriously.

Even if you think I am over exaggerating. 

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Min. Paul Scott,     @truthminista

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Losing My Religion

Losing My Religion:
Black Democratic Disillusionment ?
                                     Paul Scott
“That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight losing my religion “
                                 Losing My Religion-  REM

Like many African Americans, there was a time when I followed the Democratic Party, religiously.  Not to say that the party was never without spot nor blemish but it was  better than any alternative that would arise out of the deep dark abyss of the Republican Party.  Even if it meant that African Americans would be in a state of perpetual purgatory, it was better than being doomed to the pits of  hell  for four year increments that would seem like an eternity. Eventually,  I would self excommunicate myself from the Party  and practice my free will by going Independent. Apparently by the lack of black turnout in the last election I am not alone in becoming a political agnostic.
Last election night, I kinda felt sorry for the Clinton campaign as they seemed to be looking for a processional of black folks to come marching into the polls like a Baptist choir singing “We Shall Overcome”  and once again saving them from defeat at the hands of the evil Conservatives, But that didn’t happen and they found themselves staring  at empty pews.
It is past time to have the discussion, should African Americans dump the Democrats.
We should have had that discussion eons ago, but every presidential election it seems that we are facing Armageddon and  any talk of a mass African American Exodus out of the Party seems like sacrilege.
But now that the election is over and many Americans feel that they are facing impending doom, it is as good as any to have that discussion.  What have we to lose?
Some  African Americans have referred to the Democratic party as a “plantation” and they  are apparently willing to sacrifice four  years of misery for the hope of oneday making it to the Promised Land.
At some point  the sins of omission by the Dems became too much to overlook. And last Tuesday night , what some may consider an act of desperation may, indeed be a great awakening. A revival of the African American spirit that has been hidden too long behind the back side of the Democratic donkey.
But the  O’Harian question that has kept our hopes and dreams gone with the wind remains.  If we abandon the Democratic Party, where do we go. What shall we do? Even though we are continuously told by leadership “Frankly, Scarlett, we don’t give a damn.”
Seems to me our path to Freedom can take several roads.
The first path is an African American third party based on the ideas of self determination by leaders such as Marcus Garvey, who in the early 20th century organized the largest black movement in history. He even gave African Americans our own flag. So, maybe we need a “Red Black and Green” party.
Another option would  be to organize, locally , in black communities and mobilize to control the local political structure. After all  90% of the problems facing black folks can be handled by having a strong community presence at city council  and school board meetings. If we put as much energy into packing city hall meetings once a month as we do begging people to vote every four years, a successful movement is not only possible it is indeed plausible.

My own personal option is "taking it to the streets" and not depending on Trump or any other politician to do for us what we can do for ourselves. In my city of Durham NC, I have developed a "Street Institute" where I have adopted a neighborhood in a predominately black community and visit there weekly, handing out snacks and black history books to anyone walking by.
One thing is certain, change is coming and the politics of this country will no longer be the same for any of us, black, white or other.
Where this new road to freedom will take us, we don’t know. Nor do we know how long it will take us to get there. But as our ancestors whose  faith kept them strong as they traveled through the murky waters of southern swamps following the North Star would say...
Wherever we end up is better than here.

Paul Scott is a minister and community activist based in Durham NC. His website is He can be reached at or (919) 972-8305  Follow on Twitter @truthminista

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Open Letter to Bow Wow

Dear Mr. Moss aka Bow Wow

Recently, you made a comment on a clip for the new BET series "Music Moguls" that premiers June 28th, dissin' my city of Durham, North Carolina.  In the promo clip with Jermaine Dupri (So So Def Records) you said, "ain't nothin' crackin' in Durham." I am so tired of people disrespecting my city and for you to do it on a national platform is outrageous.

Granted, like many cities, Durham has its share of problems. But kickin' dirt in the face of town already known as "Dirty Durham" ain't helping. Now, it is true that in some hoods you can hear gun shots ringing through the air almost every night. And the self hatred that some of our young people feel does result in teenage kids being shot down in the street. However, Durham has a rich historical legacy and since you seem to be ig'nant of that history, allow me to hit you with some #FACTS.

Durham NC was once known as "Black Wall Street,"  the Mecca of Black economic empowerment.  Although many people believe that Tulsa Oklahoma was America's only Black Wall Street, history teaches us that Durham also held that prestigious title.  Durham is also the home of North Carolina Central University and Duke University. Not to mention, Research Triangle Park, one of the largest high tech development centers in the country, lies with the boundaries of Durham County.  Furthermore, many famous people have roots here, including Ernie Barnes, the artist who created the paintings featured on the 70's sitcom Good Times and Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the United States.

Most importantly, there are many people in Durham who are working, tirelessly, to make this city one of which our children and our children's children will be proud. Recently, we launched the Black Durham Is Beautiful Campaign to show the world that Durham is more than  just murder and mayhem and is one of the greatest places to live on the planet.

Instead of of making negative statements about this city, why don't you use your platform to make things better for the youth?

So, "Mr. 106 and Park,"  you owe each of the 250,000 residents of Durham an apology. (Or at least a heartfelt "my bad.") And until we receive an apology we will not support Music Moguls or any other project even loosely associated with the name "Bow Wow" nor "Shad Moss."

To borrow from the infamous words of  Birdman, who is also featured on Music Moguls, "you are gonna learn to RESPECK my city!"


                      Min. Paul Scott
                      Messianic Afrikan Nation
                      Durham NC

Min. Paul Scott aka "TRUTH Minista" can be reached at (919) 972-8305 email Follow on Twitter @truthminista

Monday, August 3, 2015

Straight Outta Con-Man

Straight Outta Con Man:
Exposin’ the Truth About NWA
                      Min. Paul Scott

“Fool me one time shame on you/Fool me twice can’t put the blame on you”“
                No Role Modelz-  J Cole

I’d be lying to myself and you if I said that the trailer for the new NWA (N*** With Attitude)  movie, “Straight Outta Compton” didn’t make me wanna stand in  line and drop 10 bucks to see the flick.  The trailer suggests that the film centers around a group of young men  experiencing the trials and tribulations of being black in America during the 80’s, who used their fame  to become the official spokes-homies of the ‘hood.   In the  aftermath of the deaths of  Mike Brown, Sandra Bland,  Samuel DuBose and numerous others who died mysteriously after confrontations with CWA (Cops With Attitude)  ,  who wouldn’t want to see a film about a bunch of rappers throwing up their middle fingers in the face of authority and inspiring a generation of black youth to become revolutionists ?
Interesting story, indeed.  But it’s just not the story of NWA.

The real story of NWA goes more like this…”During a period in the late 80’s when rap artists like  Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions were succeeding in getting a nation of millions to stop selling crack and to stop killing each other, out of nowhere a group of rappers came along and destroyed  the foundation that they were building and leaving as their  legacy the broken bodies and shattered dreams  of millions of black men and grieving mothers...

For those of us who  were fortunate enough to live through the Reagan/Bush Era, we know the truth. The problems facing African Americans in 2015, are no  different from the problems that we faced during the 80’s with police brutality, white on black violence,  black on black violence etc.  And just like during the 80’s, when black political awareness was rising here comes  NWA again to lower the intelligence bar and turn potential revolutionists into apolitical  thugs.

I must admit, the way the music  industry used NWA was wickedly, brilliant.  While Public Enemy was trying to save black lives, they created a group  to destroy them.  So NWA’s  two politically  aware songs served  only as a Trojan Horse to bring people into the real agenda, profitizing the destruction of the  black community.

Matter of fact, NWA did not even deny the nefarious plot to overthrow conscious Hip Hop with gangsta-ism .They bragged about it!
According to  Vibe magazine writer, Cheo Hodaria Coker, Dr. Dre even admitted that NWA was created to be an alternative to music that promoted black power. So. this was no accident.

No one is denying that F*** the Police set a new standard in articulating the frustrations of young black men who were constantly being harassed by the cops . But the problem is, if you take “F*** the Police (and the contradictory Express Yourself)  out of the equation , what are you left with?  You are stuck with two albums and one EP that glorified black death and misogyny and inspired rappers of subsequent generations to follow their lead. Just listen to  “She Swallowed it” off of their second album where the Pied Pipers of Pedifphellia rapped about the  sexual gang bang of a 14 year old girl and the other subject matter did not really differ from that formula.

Now, there are some who would argue that NWA was not  really a symbol of black genocide. But that’s just like saying  that the Confederate Flag was not  really a symbol of white racism.  So, we are clearly dealing with revisionist history.

Now, ultimately,  I don’t blame five black kids from the hood  for  hatching such a genocidal plot, I blame the music  industry and in this case Jerry Heller, who is credited as being one of the co-founders of NWA. In my opinion, Heller is a war criminal and should be charged with war crimes against the African American community.

In his autobiography, Ruthless, a Memoir, Heller even confesses that based on the historical conspiracies  by the “powers that be”  to exterminate black people, “ if these conspiracies are true...then Eazy E and I were just pawns of C.I.A machinations too vast to contemplate.”

Therefore, if Eazy, Dre,  Cube, Ren and Yella are  guilty of anything, it is the sacrifice of young black lives on the altar of  the Synagogue  of Satan for the reward of riches beyond  their wildest dreams.
So, no I won’t be watching Straight Outta Compton and if you care anything about the state of Black America, neither should you. We cannot allow history to repeat itself where the revolutionary spirit of black youth is channeled into self destructive behaviours and the “enemy” ultimately becomes other black men.
Instead of spending our money on Straight Outta Compton , we should be buying books to teach the youth  about The Black Panthers  and other revolutionists who really stood up against police brutality.
The blood of the thousands of young men who died over the last 25 years trying to be “N**** demands it !

For a thorough breakdown of NWA:

Min. Paul Scott is founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation. He can be reached at Follow on Twitter @truthminista