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African History
Sponsored by the Collective Black People  Movement (CBPM)

Courses Offered for free here at the CBPM Website include:
1.  Blacks in the City - A look at the movement of Black People's struggle for freedom in the United States
of America from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement.  (
See Below:  Lessons 1, 2, 3, & 4, 5 click here)
African Revolution - A look at some of the countries in Africa that had to use armed struggle to
gain                    their independence from their Colonizer. (Starts November 3rd, 2008)
Caribbean Studies - A look at the history of African People in the Caribbean from slavery to the present.
Slavery in the United States - A look of the history of Black (African) People during slavery.   
5.  More to Come...
African History is the history of Black
(African) People from all over the world.
Introduction to Blacks in the City:
Blacks in the City is a class offered at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, by the
African Studies Department.  Professor Amiri Baraka (Brother Leroy Jones) was the department Chair
and also taught the course "Blacks in the City", a look at the struggles of Black People in the United
States from reconstruction (1865) to the Civil Rights Movement (1960's).
The class is now available here at the Collective Black People Movement (CBPM) website because a
member of the CBPM brought their University notes to the Collective to share with our people.
CBPM encourages Black People to take good notes in school and to bring this information back to the
community to spread the knowledge.  In this way, the cost to educate one individual from the community
can educate all in the community who has interest.
Lesson 1: "Blacks in the City"
Original Lesson Date 8-28-84:

Reading Materials (Books & Literature) for Class:
1.  "From  Plantation to Ghetto": Chapters 3-6
2.  "Pre-Civil War Black Nationalism" by Bill McAdoo: Read All
3.  On Sociology and the Black Community:  Section 2
a.  The Philadelphia Negro
b.  Black North 1901
4.  "Black Manhattan" by James Weldon Johnson: Chapters 1,
6, 12, 13, 18, & 19
5.  Xerox Information will also be available here at the
Collective Black People Movement (CBPM) website.

Outline of Discussion Topics of Class
The following are the notes taken in day one of class:

*  Africa - Source
*  Blacks came to America during the slave trade.
*  Early form of Slavery was pre-communalism where
everybody worked together.
*  Africans was one group of people who came to America
against their will.
*  Most Europeans came here as indentured servants.
*  The difference was that after 7-14 years the indentured servants were free.
*  The Africans were in-slaved in perpetual servitude, which means forever.

Servants Rebellion
Tobacco Rebellion           
Multi-National Rebellions    
Bacon's Rebellion

*  1800: Gabriel Prosser - led rebellion in Virginia.  
*  50,000,000 Africans came here said Dubois.
*  There is a railroad built by Africans under the Atlantic Ocean from their bodies, the sick
ones, and those who jumped overboard.
*  All Africa was conquered and divided up by the Europeans, except Ethiopia and Liberia.
*  Liberia was a colony of the United States of America.
*  Ethiopia remained independent after Menelik II and the Ethiopians defeated the Italians
during 1896 - "Battle of Adowa", to remain the only independent African territory on
the continent.
*  The slave trade decimated (destroyed) African's Family, Society, and Social System.
*  Africans enslaved themselves, (much different from the type of slavery in the west)
*  Tribes is a Nation of People
*  There is no such thing as Modern Europe or America or the Industrial Revolution without
the enslavement of African People.
Lesson 2: "Blacks in the City"
Original Lesson Date 8-30-84:

The following are the notes taken in day two of class:

*  18 Century, laws were passed to make a distinction between indentured servants and slaves.
Cast and Class system - today you are born into a class and have the identity of the lower
class, but you have a chance to move up.
*  Slavery enforced a class system of lower group of people.
Slave Trade (Triangular) - is the
beginning of all world trade.
* 1915 Negro was written as a defence to
justify the use of negros in the Industrial
*  End of 19th Century, Berlin Conference
divides up all of Africa.
*  The separation between indentured
servants and Africans that were in-slaved
started the racial conflict.
*  In the west, different from Africa, Africans
are always classified as slaves.
*  90% of blacks in America live in Ghettos
*  Most Black People in the U.S. live in
26 cities.

*  60% live in the south, 8 out of 10 were
born there.
Ghetto - Blacks have no choice to live
there and they can't get out.
*  Africans who came to the west came
from many different nationalities (tribes)
and spoke many different languages.
*  Between the 17th - 19th century, blacks
lost part contact with Africa, but not full
disconnection of Africa.
*  You had a coming together of Africans to form a new nationality of African-Americans.
*  17th -19th century is a period of transition.
*  Slavery is the most destructive process of humanity that ever existed.
*  The purpose of the slave was to do agricultural work.
*  18th Century - Revolutionary War
*  Patrick Henry - "Give me liberty of give me death"
*  Paul Revere - use to organize revolutionary parties.
*  Slaves were promised by the British that if they fought against George Washington that
they will be set free.
*  It was thought in the 18th century that slavery would die out.
*  When the U.S. Constitution was being written, blacks were considered chattel (property).
*  For tax purposes and voting, slaves were 3/5 of a person.
*  In the 19th century, the invention of the Cotton Gin produced a greater demand for cotton,
so there was a need for more slaves and slavery became worse.
*  For a long time the slave masters dominated the United States.
*  Cotton Gin became an International commodity and had a demand worldwide.
*  The free Blacks who had a little freedom got it taken away from them.
*  The resistance of Africans that were enslaved grew stronger too.
*   After
Nat Turner, 1830's, the suppressiveness of slaves grew worse.
*  In the northern cities, was the beginning of the Black Convention Movements, ideological
Underground Railroad - led by Harriet Tubman
Slave Narrative - led by Fredrick Douglass.
Lesson 3: "Blacks in the City"
Original Lesson Date 9-4-84:

The following are the notes taken in day three of class:

Two kinds of Slavery:
a.  Early Slavery - People were attached to the land, Fuedal, some were house servants.
b.  Later Slavery - Started with the invention of the Cotton Gin.
*  This changes the house slaves to a capitalism slavery
*  Now they are chattel slaves in which they had a job producing goods for a International
Market and also playing the role of a slave at the same time.
19th Century - Slavery is capitalism slavery.
Chattel - owning a person like property.
*  There was no laws against the brutality of the slaves.
19th Century - Slavery gets sufisticated.
Forms of Resistance:
a.  Black Conventions
b.  Abolitionist
c.  Slave Naritives
d.  Slave Rebellions
e.  Poisoning livestock, Poisoning Water, Spit in Food, Underground Railroad
Slaves who led Slave Rebellions:  Gabriel Processor(? on spelling), Denmark Vesse, Nat
Turner.  All three were turned in by blacks.
*  Everyday there was slave rebellions.
Underground Railroad - Led by Hariett Tubman, known as General Moses (escaping)
Two social system fighting against each other.
a.  In the south the slavocrats, big land owners, plantation owners, they controlled the
politics in the south.
b.  In the north was the Industrialist and Bankers on Wall Street which was a big plantation.
*  The south had the good leaders and the support of the English.
*  The north had the support of the people and the machine factories.
*  In the constitution, Blacks were 3/5 of a person.  
*  Looking at the Civil War, you can tell why America is as it is today.
1780's - U.S. Constitution
1850's  Dread Scott case, Supreme Court case with Justice Taney.  Abolitionist tried to sue
for Dred Scott's freedom.  Because Dred Scott came to a free state with his master and he did
not want to go back, Justice Taney's ruling said that Blacks have no right.
Civil War - was over who would run the country, the economics, and the politics.  
*  For the south, it was a war of independence.
*  The south was the aggressors and they wanted to extend slavery to the west.
*  Small farmers fought the war for the south.
*  The white workers, small store keepers, and slaves fought the war for the north.
*  Black Oppression put a weight on the country to have blacks here.
White Supremacy started from them telling whites that they get higher pay from that of
Blacks, Latins, and Indians because they are better.  They do this to divide the people.
*  Most of the people on Welfare is Whites.
*  First large Black Community in Greenich Village, lower Manhattan, New York.
New York City - The headquarters to the resistance of slavery.
*  Slavocrats tried to convince the people (Irish) not to join the war.
*  Irish had riots where they killed a lot of Blacks.  The Irish were the lower class (of whites)
and they were told that they were fighting the war for the Blacks.
*  The Industrialist and the Bankers are the  only ones who benefited from the end of
the Civil War.
Good Ship Jesus - was one of the first  ships to be
involved in the Slave Trade out of Manchester Port, England,
led by Sir John Hawkins. (For more information click
The emblem of the Good Ship Jesus was a picture of a
white man's foot stepping on a Black man's head.
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CBPM Member Businesses Pages
Visit Professor Amiri Baraka's website: www.amiribaraka.com
Type of Business                        Name of Business
A Safe Passage                                ASAP
Accountig/Bookeeping                   Isis Bookeeping Services
Advertisement, Promotions           
Irievisions Marketing
Africa Tours and Investments        Africa for the Africans
Art                                                      Mute Testaments
Auto Sales                                        
Agape Auto
Bath & Body Products                     Shea Essentials
Bed & Breakfast                               Mahala Corp.
Black Organization                          
African Community Center for
Unity & Self Determination
Black Organization                          Black Male Community
Empowerment Forum (BMCEF)
Black Organization                          EWF Mahel Safari Local 49
Black Organization                          God's Children and Elders
Think Tank
Black Organization                          
Black Organization                          Problem Solvers United
Black Organization                          New Black Panther Party
Bookkeeping                                    Bottom Line Services
Organic Roots Café
Car wash                                           King Ras
Career Development                       Kingdom Fortunes
Children's Camp                               
Sankofa Youth Culture Camp
Civic & Civil Rights                          Project SOAR
Cleaning                                            GMC Cleaning
Clothes Design                                 Eclectreenvi
Clothing Line                                    
Black Kung Fu
Clothing Manufacturing                  Kem-Wear Mfg.
Clothing, Art, & Crafts                      Nationtime Fashion
Composition/Music                          Cipher He Records
Computer repair                               
Bomani Computer Services
Computer repair                               Leek Squad
Conglomerate                                   Select Effects Conglomerate
Doc Rehab 2000
Construction                                     I & I Works
Construction                                     Top Flight Painting
Consulting                                         CMS Health Services
Isis Hats
Cultural Items                                    Culture Wear
Cultural Shop                                    Gullah Inc.
Cultural Shop                                    Ikouba's Oil & Incense
Education                                           A+ Tutoring
Education                                           Rivers of Living Waters         
Education                                           The Independent Think Tank
Educational Consulting                    Kwane Ture Leadership
Type of Business                        Name of Business
Electrical                                    Moanbessa
Mothers for Earth Soul yoga
Errand Service                          R & R Errand Service
Father Initiative                         Black Star Project Atlanta
Father Initiative                         
Concerned Dads Inc.
Film Production Co.                   Ruff Life Films
Finance                                       Educated Investments
Finance                                       Mountain Movers Worldwide
Fine Arts                                      Mahdi Creations
Iron Jerk
Hair/Personal Care                     Elite Barber and Hair
Hair/Personal Care                     Keep it locked
Hair/Personal Care                     Modern Manna
Hand Craft/Jewerly                     
Touch of Class
Hand Craft/Jewerly                     Tephillah
Hip Hop                                        
Outlaw Radeo
Hip Hop                                        Last Laff Records
Hip Hop/Reggae                          
Top Shottas
Home repair                                J.W. Home Repair
Independent record label         Street Voice Music
Interior Decorator                      The Guest Room
IT Specialist                                 
Bomani Computer Service
Jewelry                                         Ngozi Works
Doing it Gog's Way
Merchant                                      LIA Merchant
Music                                            VUKA
Natural Products                         
Networking & Marketing            Royal Inheritance
Photography                                Shabazz Photos
King Quest
Radio                                            Outlaw Radeo
Rastafari Culture                         Testimonies and Revelations
of Rastafari
Real Estate                                   Mattie Childs Listings
Rankin Media
Reggae                                         Ras Tree
Reggae                                         Techsound Industries
Restaurant                                    Our Daily Bread
Retail                                             Riding the Jewell
Salon Boutique                            Grove 492
Screen printing                            Prolific Screen Printing
Trading w/ Caribbean                  
Macford Enterprise
Travel Accommodations             Empress Travels
Travel Accommodations             
Travel Bound
Vegan Raw/Life Food                  Love Livin' Naturally
Vending                                        Aboriginal Blim Blam
Video Production                        Blackhandz Entertainment
CBPM Here:please support those who
1 Diamond Coaching, Inc - Life/Spiritual
A+ Tutoring
A Different Touch - Special Event Planing
Abba Goel
Aboriginal Blim Blam - Vending
Afreeka Live - Reconnecting the Black Family
Africa For the Africans - Tours to Africa
Africa Prepare - Africa is on the Move
African Child - Hardi Business Center
African Community Center for Unity and  
- Self-Determination - Functional Unity
Afrikan Family Resurrection
Africon Blood Newsletter
Agape Auto Sales - Used Cars
Ahmadi Wellness Connection - Health
Akachi - African Jewelry and Leather Works
Akinade Wire Artist & Spiritual Readings
Alpha Blacks - Singer, Jamaica
Apparal Ism Live - Art News, Fashion, &
ASAP - A Safe Passage
Atlanta Division 421 -UNIA-ACL
AZ WaterFront Oasis - Vacation Destination
Basit - Good People Connect
Best Indep. Nation. - Networking Ind. Bus.
Bethel Grace and Mercy - Non Profit
Beyond Boundaries - Wealth Building
B.I.G. Nel - Hip Hop
Bigg Belly Records - Record Label
Black Busines Builders
Black Cross Nurses - Atlanta Division 421
Black Diamond - Upliftment of Minds
Black Kung Fu - Clothing
Black Unity - Network
Black Unity - Page 2
Black Star Project Atlanta - Father Initiative
Black Phoenix Rising - Positive Changes
Blackhandz Entertainment - Video Prod.
Blacklion - Reggae & Hip Hop Music
Blast Off - Rockets, Kites, and more...
Bomani Computer Services
Bottom Line Services - Bookkeeping
Can We Talk - E Radio Show
Capital Commercial Group
Captain Black - Community Security
Cash Flo - Hip Hop
Cipher He Records - Composition/Music
Concerned Dads - Father Initiative
Conscious Africans Connecting
Cultural Dance - From Ghana
Culture Wear - Cultural Items
CMS Health Services - Consulting
Creation Time - Health and Beauty
D&D Elliott Enterprise, Inc - Concrete
Daddy' s Pipes - Hand Carved works
Diamondz N the Ruff - Promotions
Doc Rehab 2000 - Home Repair
Doing it God's Way - Media Broadcasting
Eden Fresh  - Natural Black Products
Eclecticenvi - Clothes Design
Ecollective Styles - Unity
Educated Investments
Educational Management Associates
Efren Diamond - Reggae DJ
Ehoody - Street Prophets
Elihu - Face it wise Production
Elite Barber and Hair
Empress Travel
ESP Enterprises, Inc. - Management & Dev.
Etaylor Group - Networkers
Ethiopian World Federation (EWF)
- Mahel Safari #49
Exclusive Hair Design - Beauty Care
Face it Wise - Reggae Music
Faye Natallie - Cultural Art Works
Fly Wheel Entertainment
FOP (Full of Possibilities) Art
Free Your Mind Designs - T- Shirts & more...
Front for the Unif. & Dev. of Africa and Arabia
Fulera's Trading - Trade with Africa
Funchshaun - Hip Hop
Global Entreprenuer - Home Based
Global Underground Media and Music
GMC Cleaning
God's Children & Elders Think Tank
God's Gifted Divine Dry Cleaners and
God's Precious Angels - Day Care
Good People Connect - Social Site
Gospel of Tears - Arts
Grass Roots Project - Detroit
Groove 492 - Salon Boutique
Grow Local - Farming
Gullah Inc.
GXB Cosmetics - Black & Beautiful Goddess
Hater Magnet - Apparel Company
Heal Thy Soul
Highly Modified Autos
Highmerr - Skin/Hair Prod. & African
Hit-Ville Music Group - Hip Hop
Hope of Life Foundation - Orphan Children
House of Maci - Ngonzo Nzo House
I & I Works - Construction - Jewelry - Reggae
Ikouba's Oil & Incense
Irie Visions Marketing
Iron Jerk - Grilled Food
Isis Bookkeeping Services
Isis Hats and Things (Crocheting)
Itiopi International - Promotions & Products
Jaba Services - Comm. & Resid. Cleaning
Jabari Sekou Entertainment - Community
Jah Tech - Auto Repair Services
Jah Warriors - Positive Live Music
Jewels by Jeff - Copper items & writings
J.W. Home Repair
Join a Study Circle - Family Ancestry
Jomay Muscial Productions
Juice Productions - Dance Classes
Julius Nyerere/CBPM UNIA-ACL Atlanta Division
Jus Venus - Community Organizer
KaLu Akademy - Education
Kangen Water
Keep it Locked -Natural Hair Salon
Kemwear Manufacturing
Kids Stuff
King Ras - Car Wash
King Quest Konnections
Kingdom Fortunes - Career Development
K J Brand Me - Computers
Konscious Kreations - Visual Arts Creation
Kwame Ture Leadership Institute
Last Laff Records - Hip Hop
Legal Defense Committee - UNIA-ACL
Leek Squad - Computer Repair
LIA Merchant
Life in Africa
Lini Songs of Wisdom
Lion of Judah - CD Sound System
Love Africa Movement - Int'l Social Movement
Love left on the Wagon - Blues
Love Livin' Naturally
Macford Enterprise - Trading w/ Caribbean
Mahala Corporation - Bed and Breakfast
Mahdi Creations - Fine Arts
Making Magic - Life Coach
Marcus Garvey Pan-Afrikan University
Mattie Childs Apartment & Home Listings
Moanbessa Electrical
Modern Manna - Personal/Hair Care
Mothers of the Earth Soul Yoga
Mountain Movers Worldwide - Financial Ser.
Moving to Zion - Voice of Him
Mute Testament - Art
NAARI Housing Counseling Agency
Nabru Enterprise - Cultural
Nation Time Fashion
National Healthcare Ministries
Natural Mystic Herbs
NCobra - Reparations Now
Negroid Land Products - African Products
New Black Panther Party (NBPP)
New CBPM Economic Plan
Ngozi Works - Jewelry
Nu Brand Inc. - Hip Hop, Reggae, Football
Nubian Queendom - Goddess Energy
Okpara - Fine Art
Obsidia Inc. - Precious Metals
One Stop Shop - Bags, Purse, & Jewelry
Organic Roots Café - Live Food
Our Daily Bread  - Caribbean Restaurant
Out For Justice - Fair Justice
Outlaw Radeo7 - Hip Hop & Reggae
OverGround RR - Communications Network
P'Umoja Brotherhood Inc. - NIM-MIN
PADU - Pan African Diaspora Union
Pan-African News & Information Service
Pan Afrikan Struggle Inherited
Per Ankh Khemniversity Institute
Petition to Resist Africom
Precious Gems Home Day Care
Poetic Privilege - Hip Hop and more
Problem Solvers Unlimited (PSU)
Project SOAR - Civic & Civil Rights
Prolific Screen Printing
PZP Paintings - Acrylic Paintings
R & R Errand Service
Ra the Repatriate - Migrating Culture
RaggaMuffin Original - Food, Clothing, &
Rankin Media - Reggae
Ras Clay I - Away from Africa
RESCOD Ghana - Village Project
Reishis Reggae Dub Music
Restore Your Own Health
Revolutionary Thought Network
Riding the Jewell (Retail)
Right Touch Massage
Rise to Nobility - Management Co.
Rivers of Living Waters Academy
RoyalFam Records - Dr. Vegan
Royal Inheritance - Network Marketing
Royalty - Lini Songs
Ruff Life Films
SADA - Sons and Daughters of Africa
Sadiki Cleaning Services
Sankofa Youth Culture Camp
Select Effects Conglomerate
Seventh Son - Writer
Shabazz Photos
Shea Essentials -Bath & Body Products

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