Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Attack of the Bad and Bougie

Attack of the Bad and Bougie
The Lynching of Dr Umar and Black Nationalism


                               Min. Paul Scott



“Call up the gang and they come and get cha…
                                 Bad and Boujee- Migos



Professor Afrika Jackson had just finished a two hour lecture in front of a packed house discussing how African American parents could prevent their sons from dropping out of high school when someone handed him a strange note warning that “they “  were out front waiting for him. Fearing that he was surrounded by the KKK or the Skinheads, Professor Jackson, cautiously headed for the auditorium door. But when he got to the parking lot he didn’t find Neo Nazis,  just a bunch of Bougie black folk in throwback Gordon Gartrell shirts and ascotts  yellin’ “ Go Back to Africa...”


Recently, popular lecturer and black youth advocate  Dr. Umar Johnson, made an appearance on  The Breakfast Club Morning Show. In an era when the airwaves are filled with either violent or barely decipherable  lyrics , you would think that a black man droppin’ knowledge on a Hip Hop radio station  would be a breath of fresh air..


Nope.


By the time Dr. Umar had even left the studio, the attacks had begun. The first shot was fired by the Root.com , as the site  launched a vicious attack on Dr. Umar’s credibility. Next came the now infamous triple team on Roland Martin’s show on TV One. And that was followed by , yet another attempt by The Root to throw shade at the good doctor. Looks like the “Bad and Bougie” have declared war.


Now, don’t get it twisted. I am not a cheerleader for #TeamUmar.  But I am a strong proponent of Black Nationalism and I refuse to let an ideology that has meant so much to so many be disrespected  under the guise of a petty, personal attack on an individual.


Historically speaking, the attack on Black Nationalism did not start with Umar Johnson, it goes back almost a hundred years.


During the early 20th century, the Honorable Marcus Garvey was attacked by WEB Dubois and his Talented Tenth team. Members of this squad started a “Garvey Must Go” campaign which contributed to the fall of Mr. Garvey and his Universal Negro Improvement Association.
The attack on Black Nationalism was peppered with black classism , which, besides the works of Dr. E. Franklin Frazier (Black Bourgeoisie ) and Harold Cruse (Crisis of the Negro Intellectual) has been rarely discussed in the black community.


There was even some serious hatin’ going on during the Black Power Era. This is best exemplified by the treatment of the militant “Abdullah” by “Daddy Rich (Richard Pryor)  and the Wilson Sisters (Pointer Sisters)  in the 70’s movie Car Wash as they danced around him bashin’ his revolutionary ideology.


However, in recent years  the cries of a more white liberal friendly Black Lives Matter have replaced calls for Black Power in the media, And as aging civil rights leaders such as Rev.Jesse  Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton no longer dominate the news shows, there has been a mad scramble to be the new spokespersons for all black folk or as the older generation would say “ the new HNIC.”

In the past it has been pretty easy for the pseudo-revolutionists to have a monopoly on the media and sell their  white corporate sponsors on the idea they are the authentic voice of African Americans. They have served as gatekeepers, blocking anyone with, as Dr. Umar would say, an “unapologetically black” ideology from reaching the masses.  But thanks to Youtube, Facebook and other social media platforms, the playing field has become somewhat level. Examples of this are  the popularity of YouTube Channels such as BlackNews102 and the blockbuster-like success of Tariq Nasheed’s Hidden Colors series , which owes much of it’s popularity to social media promotion.


So, as we see with the attack on Umar Johnson, the Bad and Bougie have been engaged in an uncivil , civil war against  those who they,  unflatteringly,  refer to as “Hoteps” or “Dashiki wearers.”


But what the attack on Dr. Umar has done is unify the Black Nationalist community in ways not seen since the Million Man March. Even those who have not exactly been fans of Johnson are taking  exception to the blatant attack on a Pro-Black ideology.   Looks like the Bad and Bougie have told one ankh joke too many.

So, don’t worry about it Dr. Umar we are ridin’ with ya. As the rap group Migos might say, you keep throwin’ up the Black Power fist and “dabbin’ on them like the usual.”


Min. Paul Scott is founder of the Black Messiah Movement. He can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or info@nowarningshotsfired.com follow on Twitter @truthminista

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Minister Wants to Exorcise Lil Uzi Vert

Responding to the controversy of rappers such as Lil Uzi Vert wearing upside down crosses, a NC minister wants to exorcise Hip Hop. 

Minister Paul Scott aka TRUTH Minista, founder of the Black Messiah Movement is concerned about the growing promotion of Satanic symbolism in Hip Hop and says that Hip Hop needs an African-centered exorcism. 

"Satanism is for white rock starts , not black rappers, " says Scott. "When has devil worship become a Black thing?"

Scott is responding to the recent controversy rapper Lil Uzi Vert wearing an upside down cross at the recent Billboard music awards and posting "666" on a recent Instagram post. 

"We have enough devils running the political system right now, we don't need rappers conjuring up more," says Scott.

Scott is urging rappers to use their influence to teach Black youth the historical Truth  about African spirituality instead of glorifying the devil.

"They need to promote African spirituality instead of sending our children dancing down the road of destruction."

Scott can be reached at (919) 972-8305  email info@nowaringshotsfired,com. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Black Church Challenge

Although, many church goers will be in competition this Easter Sunday to see who has the best new outfit, a NC minister is issuing another challenge to  black churches.

Durham NC, Minister Paul Scott , founder of the newly formed Black Messiah Movement is issuing the “Black Church Challenge,”  an effort to get Black churches more connected to the black community.
Scott says that in  earlier years  , pastors and their congregations were heavily involved in the movement to help  their fellow  African Americans, “now in the age of mega churches , many pastors seem more concerned with passing out collections plates than passing out plates to the homeless.

He is also challenging the Black church to get reconnected with the struggle for justice for African Americans. “During the 60’s, many black pastors were on the front lines marching for the civil rights of African Americans, now many are more concerned about driving fancy cars than marching, says Scott.

Scott says that if the churches were involved in their immediate communities and established more community programs,  99% of the problems facing African Americans such as youth violence, the academic achievement gap and unemployment could be solved, overnight.
“Stop waiting on a Savior and be one, “ says Scott

Minister Paul Scott was ordained a Baptist minister but left the church in 2003 to form the Messianic Afrikan Nation Ministry where he conducts a “street institute” every Sunday where he teaches and passes out free  black history books in the hood.   He can be reached at (919) 972-8305  or info@nowarningshotsfired.com  Follow on Twitter @truthminista

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.

http://www.bet.com/video/music-moguls/season-1/exclusives/music-moguls-coming-in-june.html

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!"


                      Peace,

                      Min. Paul Scott
                      Messianic Afrikan Nation
                      Durham NC


Min. Paul Scott aka "TRUTH Minista" can be reached at (919) 972-8305 email info@nowarningshotsfired.com 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnpFG00dELQ


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

Friday, July 10, 2015

7/9 Debate with Sean Hannity and Rev. Jessie Lee Peterson

Podcast of my debate with Sean Hannity and Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson on Race, Religion and Revolution

http://download.premiereinteractive.com/seanhannity/2015/07/Sean%20Hannity%20-%20Jul%2009%202015%20-%20Hour%203.mp3

Monday, June 22, 2015

Papa's Got a Brand New Flag...

Papa's Got a Brand New Flag:
Why African Americans Need a New Symbol of Freedom

                                             Min. Paul Scott




Today, the governor of South Carolina , Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the  SC State Capital. And that's  a good thing. Personally, I believe that anything even resembling a Confederate flag needs to be used for toilet paper at Taco Bell...


For many white Southerners , the Confederate  flag represents the heritage of their ancestors, but for me it represents the last thing my ancestors saw before they were hanged from trees in the South Carolina swamps.


Now, I know people in SC are having victory cookouts right now and having "We Shall Over Come" karaoke concerts  But , don't expect me to be overly, over joyed with the symbolic gesture of removing the Confederate rag.


To be historically correct, just as much injustice was done to African Americans under the Stars and Stripes as was done under the Stars and Bars. Matter of fact, even today, in the cities where many of the racist acts are happening,  Old Glory is waving proudly.  And the police officers who are committing terrible acts of violence  against black kids aren't pledging allegiance to the Confederate flag, they are pledging allegiance to the Red, White and Blue.


As black people we  need our own flag to represent our heritage.   Matter of fact we already have one. 

According to the late historian, Dr. Tony Martin in his work, Race First, in 1920 The Honorable Marcus Garvey , in his Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World  adopted  the  Red Black and Green flag as the official symbol of the "African race."   According to Dr, Martin, Red stands for "the color of the blood which men must shed for their redemption and liberty."  Black for "the color of the noble and distinguished race to which we belong." And Green "for the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland."  Marcus Garvey was the leader of the UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association) which, at its height boasted two million members. 

So, in 2015  its time for black people to start waving our own flags again.

On July 4th, African Americans should once again adopt the Red, Black and Green Flag as our official symbol. There should be Red, Black and Green flags on black households, clothing and license plates from McKinney TX, to Baltimore MD, to Charleston SC.

Back in the , 60's James Brown had a hit song with "Papa's  Got a Brand New Bag," however today we are saying "Papa's Got a Brand new Flag."


If we really want to stop, not only racism and police brutality but also our children from killing each other in the street,  we have to give them something to be proud of.

As Marcus Garvey once said,

Show me the race or the nation without a flag, and I will show you a race of people without any pride.


Min. Paul Scott is founder of the Durham NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation. He can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or info@nowarningshotsfired.com
Follow on Twitter @truthminista