by Michael Imhotep, TheMichaelImhotepShow.com
Thursday, February 25th, 2016, 2:43PM EST
On the Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 episode of the ABC hit sitcom “Black-ish”, they dealt with police brutality, racism and Black Lives Matter. There was a fictitious shooting of an African American man and the family reacted to the news stories. There was a powerful monologue from Anthony Anderson co-star of “Black-ish” which expresses the dilemma that many African Americans are faced with on a daily basis trying to deal with the “real world” while “hoping” for a better world. He talked about the hope and pride that many African Americans had when President Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20th, 2009 and how reality of White Supremacy dashed those hopes.
As an African American man who is the target or racism he is trying to teach his children the truth about the country they live in while his wife is still trying to protect them from reality.
The rise of Donald Trump in America is a backlash to the last 7 years of the President Obama Administration.
A new poll released by the National Bar Association (NBA)—the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges—sounds the alarm on the state of race relations and divergent views on how Black people are treated by law enforcement. The poll comes at a pivotal time, in which the nation is paying attention to the killing of unarmed Black people by law enforcement, leading to the growth of a new Black protest movement and calls for police reform from communities plagued by police violence.
What America really needs is a history lesson. So many people are so ignorant about how things got the way they are and how wealth and resources were disproportionately put into the hands of White people because of federal, state and local governmental policies. For more information on this subject please read “Hard Work Or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich” and one of my latest articles “White Racism vs. Black Racism: Most People Are Confused About What Racism Is”.
Michael Imhotep is a talk show host, researcher, lecturer, writer and founder of The African History Network. He is the host of The Michael Imhotep Show on The Empowerment Radio Network and can be heard Monday-Friday, 10pm-12midnight EST on www.TuneIn.com or the TuneIn Radio App and search for “Empowerment Radio Network”. Visit his website www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information about his lectures, DVDs, our history and podcasts of the show.
You can follow him on Twitter @MichaelImhotep and his Facebook FanPage, “The African History Network”. He is available for interviews and lectures. He is a strong advocate of African Americans reclaiming their history, culture and controlling the economics, education and politics in our community. He is featured in the upcoming documentary, “Black Friday” which deals with African Americans controlling our $1.2 Trillion economy and creating generational wealth. Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information.