Although many people are preparing to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's call for racial unity, a NC minister is making another call; a call for Black Power.
Minister Paul Scott of the Durham NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry says that in a time when this country is still feeling the racial tension caused by the police involved deaths of Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and countless others, the massacre of nine African Americans in a Charleston SC church and the lingering controversy over the Confederate flag, King's message of racial reconciliation is outdated.
Scott, who lives in a city that had 42 deaths last year, mostly involving young African Americans, says that the Black Power messages of such leaders of Malcolm X and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) are more relevant to black youth today than the "I Have a Dream" speech. He says that only a strong message of Black Unity can stop the black on black violence, racism and police brutality.
"Dr. King had a dream but we need Black Power to stop this nightmare," he said.
Min. Paul Scott can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @truthminista
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Thursday, October 22, 2015
A recent study that reports that Durham youth are three times more likely to identify with gangs than their peers in other cities has one Durham minister outraged.
Minister Paul Scott , founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry is concerned that the report demonizes Black youth in Durham because , according to statistics, the majority of identifiable gang members are African American males. "What we have is a case of Gangsta Eugenics," says Scott.
Most concerning to Scott is that the report suggests that third graders be assessed for future gang membership and drug abuse.
"In this climate of national police brutality, we don't want our babies stereotyped as natural born killers, "says Scott.
Scott says that education is the key and has started a campaign to put black history books in the hands of young African Americans in Durham.
"It's either the Book or the Bullet," he says
Friday, October 9, 2015
Call for a “Maafa Memorial” for African Americans in Durham
Date: October 12
Place: Old Courthouse 200 E Main St Durham NC
Contact (919) 972-8305
Over the last few months, the issue of Confederate monuments has generated a lot of heated debates in this country. Durham NC is no exception. The issue at hand in the Bull City is the Confederate soldier statue that stands in front of the Old Courthouse in Durham. Some citizens want to keep the statue but others want it removed. However, because of the recent Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act , moving the statue may be out of the question.
Therefore, Durham minister Paul Scott, founder of The Messianic Afrikan Nation Ministry is asking the county to erect a “Maafa Memorial” in front of the Old Courthouse in remembrance of his African American ancestors who suffered under the Confederacy. Maafa is a Swahili term translated as a time of great trouble.
Scott, who also gives out free black history books to Durham youth, is also calling for a great public forum in Durham regarding culture and heritage and has sent his request to public officials .
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
NC Group Pushes for Reparations Promise from Presidential Candidates
For more information contact: (919) 949-8060
(Durham NC) For many years , the case for reparations for African Americans has been a controversial topic. Unfortunately, it is never brought up as a serious topic for debate during the presidential election season. However, with the current heated racial climate in this country following the controversies created over such racially explosive issues as the murder of African Americans by the police and the Confederate flag, the issue is re-emerging with vigor this election season.
Spearheading the effort is the Moorish Science Temple of America in Durham NC. The group has started a campaign to make sure that the topic of the reparations due to African Americans because of chattel slavery is front and center during the presidential debates.
The group is going to demand that all candidates running for political office whether Republican, Democrat or Independent support the distribution of reparations to African Americans.
Also on Facebook under "Race, Rights and Reparations
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Soon, we will embark on another school year and people are making their last minute preparations to make sure their children are prepared to receive an excellent education. However, one of the problems that has, continuously, plagued us is the lack of Black History being taught in the public school systems , not only in North Carolina but in cities across this country. Seems like the only information about black history that our children receive is during black history month. And then it is limited to the obligatory stories about Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.
Well. I am tired of just complaining about the problem. This school year, I am issuing the Black Book Challenge. Instead of just whining about the lack of Black/African centered education in the school system, I am challenging everyone to read one book on black/African history along with their children each month.
I am also, challenging citizens, businesses, churches etc to conduct free book giveaways to make sure that every child (and adult) in their community has a book in their hands.
We are also asking that Hip Hop artists, television and radio personalities and all others with a platform to help us promote the Black Book Challenge.
One of the things that we have been doing in Durham, NC for over eight years is a "street institution", whereby, every Sunday we go into a neighborhood that we adopted and;pass out information about our black heritage. This year, I am asking you to do the same.
While many are chanting the now familiar slogan "Black Lives Matter" it is important that we remember that "Black Minds Matter," as well.
Min. Paul Scott
Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry
Below are a few suggested books:
The Miseducation of the Negro- Dr. Carter G. Woodson
From Babylon to Timbuktu - Rudolph Windsor
They Came Before Columbus- Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Stolen Legacy- Dr. George GM James
100 Amazing Facts about the Negro- Dr. JA Rogers
Before the Mayflower- Lerone Bennett
Black Reconstruction in America- Dr. WEB Dubois
Black on Black Violence- Dr. Amos Wilson
The Psychopathic Racial Personality=- Dr. Bobby E Wright
Race First- Dr. Tony Martin
The Destruction of Black Civilization- Dr, Chancellor Williams
Black Labor/White Wealth- Dr, Claud Anderson
Forced into Glory Lerone Bennett
The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual- Harold Cruse
Criminalizing a Race- Dr, Charsee C.L. McIntyre
David Walker's Appeal- David Walker
African Presence in Early Europe- Dr. Ivan Van Sertima
Ready for Revolution- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)
How Europe Under Developed Africa- Walter Rodney
World's Great Men of Color- Dr. JA Rogers
The World and Africa- Dr. WEB Dubois
For years ,members of the African American community have complained about the lack of Black History education in the school system. Many say that black history is only taught during Black History Month. This year a NC minister is doing something about it.
Minister Paul Scott, founder of the Durham NC based Messianic Afrikan Nation ministry is issuing a “Black Book Challenge” to educators, churches , parents etc to encourage youth to read one book about black history per month this school year. He is also asking that parents set an example by joining young people in the challenge.
“While many parents are putting the latest sneakers on their children’s feet, I challenge them to put some black history in their heads, Scott said.
For the past eight years, Scott has spent his Sunday afternoons passing out information about Black history to the Durham residents. This year he is urging members of the Durham community to flood Durham’s streets with books.
“We can’t depend on the school system to teach our children their history, we have to do it ourselves, says Scott.
Scott also says that he uses black history as a weapon to stop violence.
Malcolm X once said it’s either “the ballot or the bullet” but we say “the book or the bullet.”
He hopes that teachers will join in the challenge along with their students and that area churches will hold free book giveaways.
“People are saying that “Black lives matter” but we have to teach our children why their lives matter so we say “Black Minds matter.”
For more information contact (919) 972-8305 or email@example.com
Monday, August 3, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Follow on Twitter @truthminista