Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Cure the N-Word Addiction:

How to Cure the N-Word Addiction:
The 28 Day  Nigga Can   Dare
                                        Min. Paul Scott


Maybe it’s a habit/I gotta use it
              I Ain’t No Joke- Eric B and Rakim



When an intoxicated  D-Money stumbled  into the crowded meeting, he almost tripped over his jeans  that were saggin’ below his knees. As he sat in the back of the dimly lit room listening to the testimony of people who were  all suffering from the same addiction, he could feel the tears begin to swell in the corners of his blunt red eyes. Finally , when he could no longer contain himself, he stood up and yelled. “Whatz Up! My name is D-Money and I’m a Nigga…,” as the audience at N- Word Anonymous clapped in approval…


Perhaps, the most controversial word in the English language is the notorious “N Word. “ Over the years,  there have been hundreds of debates over should we use the word, who should use the word and under what circumstances should the word be used. But after 20 years of endless discussions, in 2015 , if you step on any city bus you will hear somebody shout out with glee, “Yo! my  Nigga !!!”

It is a historical fact that the N-word was not originally a black thing. When the Portuguese explorers stepped off those ships in the 15th century onto the shores of Africa, they didn’t say “look at all of those wonderful kings and queens.” Nope, they said look at all those “”negroes…”  

When the slave master wanted his cotton picked in  Mississippi in 1815, he didn’t  say,  “Excuse me kind sir, could you kindly fetch me a bale of cotton ?”  He  shouted,  “Nigger , bring me that barrel of cotton !”  And when Bull Connor, was turning  fire hoses on little black children  who were in the streets protesting in 1960 Alabama, he didn’t say “ Could you all please get out of the road and let these nice white people pass ?”  No, he yelled  “ Hey, you little nigra’s get out the street !”

Even today, when Tyrone shoots Lil Ricky for looking at him the wrong way. He doesn't say “Peace, my Nubian Brother, can I help you?’ Nope, “He asks  “ What you lookin’ at nigga” before he pulls the trigger.

So, we see that although  the spelling might have changed, the meaning has remained the same; a mentally  inferior, social miscreant only worthy of mistreatment and death.

How anyone can still claim  that the word is only a term of endearment “ is beyond me.

Of course,  we have all heard the hypocritical Hip Hop excuses about  how we have taken control of the meaning and how Tupac Shakur said that it really means “Never Ignorant Gettin’ Goals Accomplished.”   Never mind that Pac’s  statement was made 400 years after the fact…

It must be also noted that the excuse that if we said it long enough, the word would lose it’s sting was not created by some rapper. This idea was advanced by white comedian,  Lenny Bruce, as early as 1963 which was 25 years before NWA recorded “Straight Outta Compton.”

Now, in all fairness, we can’t totally blame the young folks as N word usage crosses generational lines. There are senior citizens who can drop  the N  Bomb better than the rapper YG.  Nor can it be chalked up as a money thing.  A rich dude in a 2015 Benzo is just as likely to yell Nigga  at somebody who cuts him off in traffic as the brotha driving the broken down 1994 Hyundai.

Of course over the last decade , the NAACP and other groups have tried to bury the N word, hang the N Word and burn it at the stake, but it still keeps coming back like Jason from those ol’ Friday the 13th flicks.

Why is that?

Maybe it’s  because none of these  crusaders have had the guts to put the word in the context of white supremacy. And like author Neely Fuller said “unless you understand white supremacy, everything else will just confuse you. “  The problem is that too many of us have focused on the monsters instead of the Frankenstein's  that created them. This is especially critical in a time that niggas are being mass produced at an alarming rate.

But my greatest concern is not really  the word itself, but the fact that we have used the word so much that many  of our young folk are literally dying to live up to the street code of nigga-ism.  So, the word that was uttered by Portuguese slave traders and the KKK  has become a self fulfilling prophecy. And the “mothers and fathers of civilization” have been reduced to the stuff that they make reality shows out of.  The addiction to the word and the lifestyle is killing us.

So, what do we do?

I am suggesting that this Black History month we start “the 28 day Nigga  Can Dare .”  If you know someone who lets the N-word flow outta his mouth like water,  double dog dare him not to use the word during February. And just to make the bet more interesting , make him drop a buck in a special can  everytime he uses the word. And after the month is over, donate the money to a program that is helping young black boys and girls. (Now, I know some of ya’ll are gonna need a bucket instead of a can. )


Now, I am under no delusion that come March 1st, all the Brotha’s in the hood will pull their pants up and the Sista’s will stop posting half naked twerk videos on Youtube.  But if we can change our vocabulary for one month, maybe we can change our behavior for a lifetime.


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

Monday, January 12, 2015

Search to Replace MLK as African America Hero

Although, many  African Americans are looking forward to the upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday, a NC minister is launching a search for "The New African American Hero."

Minister Paul Scott, founder of the Durham NC based , Messianic Afrikan Nation says that  based on the recent rebellions across the country following the police murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown that King's model of  "racial harmony"  and "nonviolence" is no longer embraced by black youth and perhaps it is time to pick another Black hero to whom to dedicate a holiday.

"Black people never picked Martin Luther King to be our eternal leader, white folk did that," says Scott. "It's time for us to pick our own heroes."

Scott is asking African Americans to post their  nominations on  Twitter , Youtube  and Facebook posts under the hash-tag #newblackhero and on Monday January 21st (MLK Day) , he is asking that the black community name a new  black role model for the youth. 

"For the younger Hip Hop generation  Tupac  Shakur is more of a martyr than Martin King , says Scott. "In 2015, a slain rapper is more relevant than a slain reverend."

Paul Scott is a minster, activist and Hip Hop writer. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC and  talk shows across the country discussing race, rap and religion. He is also  a contributing author to the anthology, "Hip Hop and the Black Church: Towards Bridging a Generational Gap."  Scott can be reached  at (919) 972-8305 info@nowarningshotsfired.com . Follow on Twitter @truthminista

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Black Leader's...You're Fired !

Dear Black Leader,
As the unofficial self- appointed representative of the people who you are supposed to work for, I have a bit of bad news effective , today....You're Fired!!!

It's not that we don't appreciate your hard work and dedication in fighting for our civil rights and everything. We know your bio, which you always share with us anytime we ask you what have you done for us, lately. We know about the marches, the demonstrations,the police dogs and the jail stays. But that history is lost on this generation. They are desensitized to the "going to jail thang." My cousin Clyde, the Klepto can do a 10 year bid standing on one hand. As far as the police dogs, Lil Tyrone has to deal with stray pitbulls everyday coming home from school. So the tales from the past just don't move Black folks like they used to.

Accounting is concerned about the expense account that you've been runnin' up. They say that you have been abusing the company's Bank of Harlem Black Card. Is it really necessary to wear $2000 Brooks Brothers suits and $1500 Itallian leather shoes, everyday while the people you work for get their clothes from Wal Mart and Pick and Pay? (Work rule # 4081, never out dress the boss.) And how about the first class airline tickets and the 5 star hotels? Also, the board of directors thinks that the $5000 honorarium that you charge historically Black colleges for 45 minutes of your wisdom is a little excessive. Especially when you are going to ask the strugglin' college kids to break you off $28.99 for your latest hardback after the lecture?

My peeps in the street are also tired of seeing you flossin' on C-Span more than they see you in tha hood, homie. They want you to step your rap game up and come with something a little fresher than a remixed "I Have a Dream" speech every year. At least Jay Z and them can bust a funky freestyle off the top of their heads. And stop criticizing their spinning rims and platinum teeth when you are bling blingin' more than they are. And for the record, they said that they ain't gonna stop using the "n" word as long as you keep referring to Black folks as minorities and "colored people."

The Boyz in the Hood want a chance to shine on the cover of Ebony and on the radio, too. My boy, Tre said that he was in the newspaper one time and his mom's said that he looked real good dunking the basketball in the Cross City Championship of 95. He once dropped some serious science after the Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict in the middle of Mr Luther's Barber Shop and got a standing ovation and a free hair cut! Brotha's got some real talk for the people but NPR won't holla at him, though.

The interns who have been running around getting your coffee and filing your papers for the last 20 years are getting tired of being passed over for promotions. Word around the break room is that they are planning a hostile takeover if changes aren't made soon. I know that you always thought that the main threat to your job would come from the Conservative cats on the 5th Floor who you play golf with every weekend but you underestimated the Brotha in the Red, Black and Green T-Shirt that you had in the field picking up garbage. You didn't know that the old school Public Enemy pumpin' in his Dre Beats headphones and the books on Garvyism that he was reading during his lunch break would give him grand ideas about taking over the company.

We tried to get your pension straight, but funny thing, no one in Human Resources remembers hiring you. It must have happened during the race riots of '69 when the Brothas were handlin' their business in the streets. When the smoke cleared all the rest of the Brothas were doing long prison sentences but you were at the front of the line to be the first negro to integrate Whiteman and Liverpool Inc.

To find a suitable replacement we have decided to launch our own reality show "America's Next Black Leader" and we will be going through hoods across America with an iPhone to see who is actually out there feeding the people, fighting the power and all doing of the other things that you preached to us that we should be doing for the last 40 years.

So we thank you for your years of service and we know that you will have no problem finding a new job with your white corporate sponsors.

Best Wishes,
Min. Paul Scott
Messianic Afrikan Nation



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

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

False Gods and Fake Kings

False Gods and Fake Kings:
The Hebrew Israelite Influence on Hip Hop
                                      Min. Paul Scott


“Moses had to be of the Black race/cuz he spent 40 years in Pharaoh's Place”
               Why Is That?  Boogie Down Productions




The new movie,  Exodus: Gods and Kings,  has drawn a lot of heat because of the producer’s choice to, once again, select a white cast to portray the Egyptians and the Jews of the Old Testament.  To make matters worst, media mogul, Rupert Murdoch further ticked people off when he tweeted  the ludicrous question “since when are the Egyptians not white?” I guess if Murdoch decided to do a Hip Hop version of  Exodus,  the movie would star  Macklemore as  Ramesses the Great , Iggy Azalea as Nefretiri and Eminem as Moses.


The question of the color of the ancient Egyptians and the original Jews has long been debated by scholars. Historically, white scientists have chosen to place a lily white civilization smack dab in the middle of the hot sands of Northern Africa.  Thankfully, black scholars such as Cheikh Anta Diop (The African Origin of Civilization) , Yosef ben-Jochannan  (We the Black Jews) and Anthony Browder (Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization)  have dedicated their lives to correcting this misrepresentation of history.  Interestingly enough, several white writers  such as Godfrey Higgins (Anacalypsis) , Martin Bernal (Black Athena)  and Arthur Koestler  (The Thirteenth Tribe) have presented a more ,historically, accurate truth in their works. White authors such as Sigmund Freud (Moses and Monotheism) and Gary Greenberg (The Bible Myth) have even suggested that Moses, himself, might have been an Egyptian.


Also, there have been numerous religious groups that have challenged the idea of white Judaism since the early 20th century, such as “The Church of God and Saints of Christ,” and the “African Hebrew Israelites” who relocated to Dimona, Israel.  We must never forget that it was Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford  who wrote the Universal Ethiopian Hymnal for Marcus Garvey’s UNIA, the largest black movement in American history.


However, the history of Black Jews (correctly known as  Hebrew Israelites)  is rarely discussed in this country. Movies like “The Ten Commandments “ have made Moses look like Charlton Heston instead of Wesley Snipes.


Even in Hip Hop, while rap  historians have focused on the Islamic  influence on the genre, relatively little attention has been paid  to the influence of the Hebrew Israelite teachings. There have been many stories written on Rakim, Brand Nubian and Poor Righteous Teachers and their use of Hip Hop to “civilize the 85” but little has been written about artists like Killah Priest and Hell Razah using Hebrew teachings to “ gather the lost tribes.”


One of the first instances of Hebrewism in Hip Hop was Doug E. Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew’s  1985 hit, “The Show.” While the lyrics  contained basically, esoteric Hebrew references,  indiscernible to the untrained ear,  Doug E Fresh’s other works such as “All the Way to Heaven” showed the influence of the Torah more directly. By the time he released “ Aiight” there was little doubt that he was reppin’ the 144 (thousand) as he wore  the Star  of David emblem at the beginning of the video and featured a cameo by some Hebrew Israelites at the end.


In 1989 , Boogie Down Production’s  front man KRS One put writer Ella Hughley’s passage from her book,  “The Truth About Black Biblical Hebrew-Israelites “ into lyrical form on the song  “Why Is That?.” For many Hip Hop fans that was their first exposure to a black Biblical genealogy. He also used part of the same lyrics during the opening of the video for “You Must Learn.”


Years, later the Hebrew teachings came courtesy of Wu Tang affiliates , Sunz of Man. One of the most instrumental albums  out of the Sunz of Man collective was Killah Priest’s solo joint, “Heavy Mental” which featured the classic cut “B.I.B.L.E (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.)


It must be noted that rappers, Drake and Shyne are also Jewish. However, they embrace a more “Orthodox” form of Judaism that differs from the teachings of the Hebrew Israelites.


So the question must be asked, with the influence of Hebrew teachings on Hip Hop, why has there been no large movement to emerge like the Five Percenters or the Nuwaubians. Although there is plenty of 5% terminology embedded within Hip Hop, where is the Hebrew swag? On almost every award show , some rapper yells  “PEACE! “ after he receives his trophy. But when is the last time you heard a rapper yell out “Shalom ?”


Perhaps the reason is because of the strict laws and statutes attached to the Torah as opposed to the NGE (5%) ideology of being I Self Lord And Master.  Or maybe, it is because the racial identity of the “Chosen People” is still too much of a taboo topic to be discussed in a Hip Hop industry that has no problem promoting black genocide on a continuous basis.


But in a time when movies like Exodus; Gods and Kings, are being released, Hip Hop should be some of the strongest voices correcting the historical errors portrayed in the film. Unfortunately, there has been mostly silence from the usually opinionated rap crowd.


The prophets of the Old Testament talked about how the Children of Israel would be a scattered people. This Is especially true in Hip Hop. However, they also prophesied that one day “ a remnant would return.”  With our people living in almost total darkness, it is time for those who are supposed to be chosen to give light to the world to unite!


As we approach 2015, “the dry bones in the valley”  must  connect so we can stand up and be an exceedingly great army to save our people from destruction.


Shalom!


Minister Paul Scott  represents the Messianic Afrikan Nation. He can be reached at info@nowarningshotsfired.com. Follow on twitter @truthminista

Monday, December 8, 2014

Black Minister Urges Black Exodus of White Moses Movie

Outraged over the use of white actors, a NC minister has called for a national boycott of the upcoming movie "Exodus: God and Kings"

Paul Scott, a Durham NC minister and founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation says that not only is the depiction of Biblical characters as white not historically correct, it is also racist. 

According to Scott, historically , the image of Biblical personages as Moses and Jesus reinforce the idea of white supremacy.  He argues that Exodus: Gods and Kings is just a continuation of the Euro-centric white supremacist myth that has been propagated by Hollywood for  generations.
 
"Black people need to stage their own Exodus from movies such as Exodus: Gods and Kings, " says Scott.

Minister Paul Scott has appeared on numerous talk shows such as Fox New's "Hannity and Colmes" discussing race and religion. He first gained national attention in 2000, when he led a campaign against "Jesus: The Miniseries" for the use of a white actor to portray the Messiah.

For more information contact (919) 972-8305   or info@nowarningshotsfired.com

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Protect-A-Sista Service

For many people this is a time for joy and celebration. However, with the shorter days and with people doing their holiday shopping, it is also the time of year that the likelihood of women being assaulted or rob increases. This year a Durham NC minister is doing something about it.

Community activist, Minister Paul Scott founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry is calling on men to become part of the "Protect -a -Sista Service." Scott is asking that the men in Durham "deputize" themselves to make sure that women at the mall, parking lots, on the bus, etc get to their destinations safely.

"We must do about job of protecting our women than the secret service does protecting President Obama," says Scott.

Scott also says that in the wake of police shootings, such as that of Michael Brown in Ferguson MO, the African American community must begin to patrol their own communities and protect women from police brutality as well.

"Our women must be protected, whether the person is wearing a bandanna or a badge," says Scott

For more information contact (919) 972-8305  or info@nowarningshotsfired.com