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“Warrior’s of Black Consciousness”

‎”I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the lynchers. I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap…

I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit!”

Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.

“The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a talented and resolute young lady of colour”, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to campaign on the subject of Negro lynching; they also published these Sadistic Statistics, “in 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December.”

Click and Listen to a live performance…Click and Listen The Gist of Freedom (WWW.BlackHistoryBLOG.com) Tonight at 8pm!

Ida B. Wells: Warrior for Justice presented by Safiya Bandele!

England ~”The Daily Chronicle ran a column on “the young coloured lady who is conducting in England such a plucky campaign for the rescue of her people from the brutalities of the Southern States of America.At the beginning of June, “The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a talented and resolute young lady of colour”, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to gain ‘pity’ from its inhabitants on the subject of Negro lynching. The paper republished a table of statistics that had originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, illustrating the number of black people that had been lynched in 1893. The Review calculated that in 1893, “excluding Sundays, a coloured man was lynched every day from January to December, and two out of three of the victims were not even accused of assaulting white women.” The condemnation continued, with a final statement: – when “ruffians take to skinning men alive, vivisecting them, and burning them slowly to death, no decent man can resent the expression of horror and indignation that burst from the lips of all observers.” By the end of May, Wells had made her way to London. She stayed for six weeks, during which time she moved among the city’s religious, liberal and intellectual elite. She spoke at 35 meetings.

(Duster, 1970, 1972; 62). http://kakonged.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/in-god-she-trust-the-biography-of-ida-b-wells-barnett-originally-published-with-triondcom/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegistoffreedom/2013/01/28/performanceida-b-wells-warrior-for-justice-by-safiya
Click and listen tonight! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegistoffreedom/2012/03/07/ida-b-wells-great-grandson-dan-duster-talks-anti-lynching

Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.

Dan Duster educates people about the legacy of Ida B. Wells (his great-grandmother anti-lynching advocate) as well as the struggles and triumphs of other leaders in African American history. He also talks about his career as a top corporate salesperson and prosperous entrepreneur. Dan draws parallels to all of those experiences to help others feel empowered and create solutions to the obstacles they face today.
http://www.danduster.net/

Screening: Slavery By Another Name! For additional information click herehttp://conta.cc/Y98Lpb“I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the lynchers. I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap…

I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit!”

Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.

“The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a talented and resolute young lady of colour”, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to campaign on the subject of Negro lynching; they also published these Sadistic Statistics, “in 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December.”

Click and Listen to a live performance…Click and Listen The Gist of Freedom (WWW.BlackHistoryBLOG.com) Tonight at 8pm!

Ida B. Wells: Warrior for Justice presented by Safiya Bandele!

England ~”The Daily Chronicle ran a column on “the young coloured lady who is conducting in England such a plucky campaign for the rescue of her people from the brutalities of the Southern States of America.At the beginning of June, “The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a talented and resolute young lady of colour”, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to gain ‘pity’ from its inhabitants on the subject of Negro lynching. The paper republished a table of statistics that had originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune, illustrating the number of black people that had been lynched in 1893. The Review calculated that in 1893, “excluding Sundays, a coloured man was lynched every day from January to December, and two out of three of the victims were not even accused of assaulting white women.” The condemnation continued, with a final statement: – when “ruffians take to skinning men alive, vivisecting them, and burning them slowly to death, no decent man can resent the expression of horror and indignation that burst from the lips of all observers.” By the end of May, Wells had made her way to London. She stayed for six weeks, during which time she moved among the city’s religious, liberal and intellectual elite. She spoke at 35 meetings.

(Duster, 1970, 1972; 62). http://kakonged.wordpress.com/2011/03/29/in-god-she-trust-the-biography-of-ida-b-wells-barnett-originally-published-with-triondcom/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegistoffreedom/2013/01/28/performanceida-b-wells-warrior-for-justice-by-safiya
Click and listen tonight! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thegistoffreedom/2012/03/07/ida-b-wells-great-grandson-dan-duster-talks-anti-lynching

Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.

Dan Duster educates people about the legacy of Ida B. Wells (his great-grandmother anti-lynching advocate) as well as the struggles and triumphs of other leaders in African American history. He also talks about his career as a top corporate salesperson and prosperous entrepreneur. Dan draws parallels to all of those experiences to help others feel empowered and create solutions to the obstacles they face today.
http://www.danduster.net/

Screening: Slavery By Another Name! For additional information click herehttp://conta.cc/Y98Lpb

The Truth About Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – is a fast-growing source of natural gas used to create electricity, heat homes, and more. It involves forcing water, sand, and chemicals into super-deep wells and then recovering the gas released during the process.

Fracking is also highly controversial, with viral video hits such as “The Fracking Song” and the 2010 documentary Gasland contending that the process leads to polluted drinking water, home explosions, and worse.

Fracking has been around for more than 60 years and over 100,000 gas wells are dug per year, most of them in sparsely populated areas in the western U.S. With the discovery of the Marcellus Shale in the eastern part of the country, fracking is increasingly common in populated parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York, leading to heightened tensions between drillers and environmentalists. Indeed, the attorney general of New York has called for a moratorium on the practice in the Empire State.

Is fracking safe? And what are the potential benefits that will be forfeited if the practice is ended? Reason’s Nick Gillespie sat down with science correspondent Ronald Bailey to learn the truth about fracking. Bailey reports that the cases of contaminated water supplies were the result of poorly designed wells that had nothing to do with fracking itself. As important, he notes that the gas generated by fracking would not only massively increase American energy supply, it would do so with a relatively clean and cheap fuel.

Shot by Jim Epstein and Josh Swain; Edited by Swain.

Approximately 5:34 minutes.