Back by popular demand we bring you the #ABC4BlackNation, because Black liberation and Black Freedom thought #CantbeContainted. The long history of miseducation and educational racism has attempted to bury a people’s history of resistance; it is our duty to advance the thoughts, actions, movements, dreams of the Black freedom movement. #ABC4BlackNation wants to uplift and share the Black Liberation Movement and Black Freedom Thought to a new generation of resistance fighters.
The Black Liberation Movement has advanced the most important breakthroughs for civil rights, democratic rights, human rights, human dignity, and has led the freedom movements to end slavery, Jim Crow segregation and are, once again, driving the struggle against the genocidal objectives of mass incarceration, and over-policing, The Black Liberation Movement has advanced Pan Africanism, women’s liberation, queer liberation, socialism, democracy, transformative organizing, freedom dreams, concrete proposals and movements for reparations, land, self-determination, and a Black Nation.
Therefore #ABC4BlackNation is affirming our people’s history, tradition, and guide our future. The United States has not, cannot and will not affirm that humanity of black people. As the incredible energy produced by the Ferguson and Baltimore resistance movements and the assertion and affirmation of #BlackLivesMatter around the country, we think #ABC4BlackNation can contribute to bring ideas, freedom dreams, history, grounded wisdom, theory, practice and spiritual affirmation of a freedom movement that is hundreds of years old and that is making history as we speak.
Black Nation is a recurring theme by Black people in their pursuit for human rights, land, repatriations, nationhood, and self-determination, and to affirm their right to determine their destiny and liberation.
As Queen Mother Audley Moore said it best, “We began to talk about wanting to be first class citizens. We didn’t want to be second class citizens. You would have sworn that second class was in the Constitution. Also, that citizens have to fight for rights. Imagine a citizen having to fight for civil rights! The very thought of it is repulsive. And I resent it and I reject this citizenship that was imposed on me.”
The Black Panther Party affirmed it in their 10-Point Program “We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace. And as our major political objective, a United Nations-supervised plebiscite to be held throughout the black colony in which only black colonial subjects will be allowed to participate, for the purpose of determining the will of black people as to their national destiny.”
Frederick Douglass prophetically affirmed it, “This people, free and slave, are…becoming a nation, in the midst of a nation which disowns them, and for weal or for woe this nation is united. The distinction between the slave and the free is not great, and their destiny seems one and the same. The black man is linked to his brother by indissoluble ties. The one cannot be truly free while the other is a slave. The free colored man is reminded by the ten thousand petty annoyances with which he meets of his identity with an enslaved people, are that with them he is destined to fall or flourish. We are one nation, then. If not one in immediate condition, at least one in prospects.”
We must be clear that the systems counter-insurgency program is not the mere presence of police in our communities and arming them for battle with our people, but also the destruction of Black people’s collective memory of thought, struggle and resistance. What Mumia Abu Jamal calls Menticide. So please share these incredible images and powerful words of theory and struggle. Please use them as a tool for your organizing at your community meetings, in your students clubs, in Black Studies Departments, Chicano, Women and Ethnic Studies classes, in your worship services, in the streets and on the buses.