16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

On September 15th 1963 the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed in Birmingham Alabama. Four young girls Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carol Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins were killed. The attack was racially motivated by the Ku Klux Klan against the 16th Street Baptist Church a very active african-american church Continue Reading

‘God is the ultimate’: How Trump talks about his faith

Toward Unity (E12 S3)

Just as there are major ideological divides between black nationalists and advocates of civil rights or communist schools of thought, there are also major differences between the various black nationalist organizations that sometimes resulted in conflict. Militant black nationalists such as the Black Panther Party and the cultural nationalist organization, Continue Reading

Unity in Diversity? Part 3 (E12 Full)

Hello and welcome again to African Elements. In this episode,Unity In Diversity? We look at the various often conflicting elements of black nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination, and specifically at Maulana Karenga and his notion of cultural nationalism within the US organization. Is conflict inevitable between Continue Reading

Trump Rebuked For ‘Lynching’ Comment: He’s ‘A Violent White Nationalist’ | MSNBC

Unity in Diversity? (E12 Intro)

Hello and welcome again to African Elements. In this episode, Unity In Diversity? We look at the various often conflicting elements of black nationalism in the struggle for black liberation and self-determination, and specifically at Maulana Karenga and his notion of cultural nationalism within the US organization. Is conflict inevitable Continue Reading

Ideological Divides (E12 S2)

Black nationalist philosophy was not the only ideology in use in the black liberation struggle. The ideology of non-violent passive resistance as practiced by Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and groups like the Congress on Racial Equality or CORE, represented a fundamentally different approach to Continue Reading

Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

Episode 31: Feminism and Suffrage Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we’re going to talk about women in the progressive era. My God, that is a fantastic hat. Wait, votes for women?? So between Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson, and all those doughboys headed Continue Reading

Are Referendums Bad For Democracy?

2016 was the year of controversial referendums. In Colombia, voters rejected a peace deal that would have brought an end to half a century of war. In the United Kingdom, voters opted to leave the European Union, the first country to do so since the Union’s formation. And in Thailand, Continue Reading