BLACK-OUT BLACK FRIDAY…WHY? | Baba Mwalimu Baruti

22 Nov

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Baba Mwalimu Baruti · 1,895 like this

 

  • Inspired by our Black youth

    We the Afrikan/Black people born/living in America are issuing the call to 

    BLACK-OUT BLACK FRIDAY

    WHY???

    America has a black president and tons of rich black entertainers, sports figures, and businessmen/women. It has a large black middle-class. Black America makes more money than any country in Africa – even more than Nigeria with its oil or South Africa with its diamonds and gold.

    Yet:

    The systematic oppression of Black people in America is deeply embedded in the fabric of US society.

    25 percent of the black population lives below the poverty line

    • No justice received for George Stinney (falsely accused and executed 14yr old black boy by the USA)

    • No justice received for Assata Shakur (falsely accused, imprisoned, now hunted by the USA)

    • No justice received for Trayvon Martin (murdered…

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13 Responses to “BLACK-OUT BLACK FRIDAY…WHY? | Baba Mwalimu Baruti”

  1. diaryofanegress November 22, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

    I’m done begging us to wake up. Amos Wilson died begging. It’s now or never and for some of us it’s never.

    • hunglikejesus November 22, 2013 at 9:21 PM #

      Well all you can do sis is send out the call and in fact, it’s your duty. You can’t make anyone do anything, but can say you tired.

  2. Bry November 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM #

    Near all of us are broke as a joke (if we tell the truth) so I don’t know how we’d buy anything anyway. I plan to spend exactly $0.00. The most anyone’s getting out of me is a homemade veggie stir fry, and that’s if I’m in a good mood.

    • hunglikejesus November 23, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

      You got that right. What the hell we look like running around spending money we don’t have to celebrate the birth of a man that may not even have existed? I’ll be doing what a always do come Black Friday: that is nothing. People camping out like those stories were giving stuff away.

      I’m trying to get my family to stop the madness and keep your money for trivial things like food and shelter. I know that’s a really radical idea but I think they can do it. And if not well, I want that hat Cray Z is selling over there. In fact, I’ll take two of them.

  3. mstoogood4yall November 23, 2013 at 3:05 PM #

    I don’t shop black Friday anyway too many crowds and stampeding people. Also i’m suspicious of a day called “black” Friday, I looked it up and basically black Friday was a term the philly pd came up with because there was a lot of accidents and violence that happened on “black” Friday. Sure anything that involves violence or something bad use the word black to describe it smh.

    • hunglikejesus November 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM #

      Yeah, just stay home and sip some nice tea.

  4. mstoogood4yall November 23, 2013 at 3:09 PM #

    ok so there has to be a “black” Friday before they get their “white” Christmas. ok more programming black Friday a day of shopping (materialistic) and violence yes because being materialistic and violent are “black” characteristics. Christmas a day of celebrating and happiness so call it “white” Christmas. ok I get it now

    • hunglikejesus November 23, 2013 at 5:23 PM #

      I just ignore all the helladaze mess. I suggest all Black folk just stop spending money on bs. If you gonna buy something buy your children something that might help them get ahead in life.

  5. mary burrell November 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

    I always thought that was some madness, going out to get physically assaulted over flat screen or an ipad it’s staright up madness.

  6. Werner May 13, 2014 at 6:56 PM #

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