Thursday, June 25, 2009

Book Excerpt Of The Week: Part 1- "Warrior Song" By: Djehuti Wa Kamau

"All Reggae was kept off u.s. 'black' radio during the 70s, when the Black revolution was all but squashed. Yet [Bob] Marley eventually came out as Reggae itself. The first time many Blackfolk ever heard of Marley was the day he died. That was the plan; the subliminal message being this is what happens when you commit to saving your people. As with Malcolm X and MLK, the sole 'charismatic leader' 'black messiah' image prevailed; when that leader dies, so does their movement, and everyone wallows in nostalgia for their lost prophet." -From, "Warrior Song" By: Djehuti Wa Kamau

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