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Generation of Promise: Movie Maker Nate Parker & Dr. Ifatunde
succeeding Via Correct Thought and Practice
There is little wonder that the most successful members of “The Generation of Promise” (CIRCA. 1968-1978) found touchstones or “Threads” in a few Persons, Places and Things that converge and congeal their highest aspirations for self and Kind. Arguably, the most successful, relevant Black Leaders of the generation have found tremendous success by effectively addressing the hardest traditional Challenges & Issues in the National Black Community.
TGOP members engaged the research and study to find historical accounts of individuals and contemporary Elders who’d built tangible records of work addressing the same challenges and issues. Thus, the Common Thread or “Touchstone,” for TGOP’s who decide to forsake fair seemingly easy careers to evolve a “Do For Self” mindset.
A “touchstone,” in this instance is the Books & Things of Publishers UBUS Communications Systems, located in The Nat Turner Library Building, on a 123 acre tract of the Birth Land of Nat Turner. UBUS operates in The Khalifah Kujichagulia Village in Southampton County, Virginia.
In our article, “Prospects for Freedom in 2016: An Assessment Through the Prism of Today’s Unafraid Black Leaders.” Admittedly the “Prism” is assessments and analysis, for the most part, of individuals who are friends. I also have the honor and pleasure to be connected to Persons; Places and Things they feel enhances their own work or positions. Fortunately for Black people the TGOP is of the generation that was driven to succeed doing things that is about more than to make money and become famous.
In fact, most of the ones that “sooner or later” find a way to KKVV, took stock of the condition of African people, analyzed the “Stock” (Challenges & Issues that have been the common thread during all centuries of the loathsome oppressive sojourn). They are all knowable about the range of Black History. They studied the total history and not just courses they were offered in colleges and other institutions.
This means they are just as knowledgeable about the Methodology of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad as Marcus Garvey as they are knowledgeable about W. E. B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington. A Philip Randolph and Paul Robeson.
They also studied contemporary Black History; adopting the ways of the Ancestors of the “Greatest Generation of Black People” as well as that of surviving Elders in 2016. They have already fashioned programs and speeches that are effective, strong and unafraid. This is true whether they use the methodology of Minister Malcolm X or Dr. Martin Luther King; Rev. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. or Rev. Jaramogi Cleague.
In other words the TGOP studied all Black history. Then built successful careers that are impacting positively to make change. They not only managed to avoid the pitfall of thinking making money is all their is to be successful. The TGOP have an acute awareness about the brutal, murdering perniciousness white dominated institutions impress Black success to mean (more to Caucasian dominance than the empowerment of Black people).
They found as did many in the 1960’s: So-called “System” defined Black people left GOLD as well as the Best Interest of The Black Community behind. Some of us figured it out: Haki Madhubuti (Third World Press), Baba Zulu (Ujamaa Schule), the late Hodari Ali (Pyramid Bookstores), late Publisher Yahya Abdul Karim & etc.
Nat Parker and Umar Ifatunde TGOP members also avoided the trappings of the a “The System”mindset. They have risen and succeeded while embracing the hardest empowerment challenges and issues head on.
In the case of Dr. Ifatunde, he was comfortable in the Education System of the United States of America. He had several college degrees and was in line for a full professorship at a school of his own choosing. The $500,000 to a $million in annual earnings was a given. But at the time he was educating for entry into “The System,” he was also a card carrying member of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Now the sky is the limit for potential earnings while overtly teaching ways to defeat White Supremacy Oppression.
Movie Maker Nat Parker studied at Norfolk State University. He had to get comprehensive Black history on his own. He became a superb actor. He then put all of this glory as an actor on the line to make a Nat Turner Movie. It is called “Birth of a Nation.” He put “Million” dollar paydays acting in white directed movies at risk. Of course it could not have been done without a belief that movies about Black Revolutionary heros and sheroes were moneymakers.
Long before Dr. ifatunde and Nate Parker incorporated their interest in the work of Nat Turner and the BLA of 1831, the following TGOP members were already connected. Some actually played significant roles in making UBUS Communication Systems the “Largest Black Publisher in the History of Black people, Home or Abroad.”
As per the article when it was first published, we shall not offer a description of what the following TGOP members are doing, and have been doing to develop successful careers in contradiction to the most vital challenges and issues throughout 500 years of Arab and Caucasian, False Notions of White Supremacy Oppression in the United States of America. Most have a strong presence on the World Wide Web.
“…Nate Parker, Umar Ifatunde, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Opio Lumumba Sokoni, Principal Baruti Kafele, Christy Robinson, Chike Akua, Lisa Peyton Caire, Kaleem Caire, Karaam Ellis, Aba Mensima, Trevor Jaha, Moi Yoi Collier, Kamal Ptah, LaJoi Wilson-Moor, Darnell Smith, Khalifah Muhammad, Novelist Omar Tyree, Max Biggavells, Greg Hills Delphonics, Amani Dawson, Terrence McKinley Moor, John L. Spruce, Latif Tarik, Julian Shabazz, Khallid Turner and the many who are not named. Their dispositions, thoughts and successful practices cause me to declare again: Prospects For Freedom In The Year 2016 Are Pretty Good…
”SUNDAY (yellow), 1/31/2016=5=HeruKhuti. HeruKhuti is a name for the Universal Melanin Law that gives us the ability to protect ourselves. HeruKhuti predominate control over our emotions. Meanwhile, emotional control is absolutely the strongest attribute Human Beings have to protect Self and Kind/Family.