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Liberation Movements and Black-on-Black Survival Love

It’s No Ordinary Love

Steven Randolph Cureton

Black women are long overdue for proper recognition as primary love interests and researchers who are so inclined must do a better job of uncovering examples of black men who proclaim black women as more than a default companion. A primary objective of this book is to examine love letters, civil rights pursuits, and interpersonal relations amongst prominent liberation icons. Additionally, exploring colorism, black power, nihilism, race manners, race matters, black feminism, secular verification of spirituality and racial casting will hopefully provide insight concerning whether black-on-black love is a survival type of love. This is attractive for any undergraduate and graduate level courses seeking to understand the nature of the black experience in America. Moreover, this book is intended to reach audiences interested in the real thin line between love and hate amongst black men and black women.
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Before he was known as someone his becoming African American revealed the white man to be a colonizer, pillager, pirate, tyrant, slaveholder, thief, liar, vicious criminal, murderer, rapist, morally bankrupt, depraved, heartless, greedy, and out of character with any God, known to Africans, which directly created an American nightmare instead of an American dream for Africans who became black in America. The introduction was slavery, another human being having ownership over all things existentially critical for humanity. She was sold, he was sold, and children were sold, resulting in forced separation dissolving the very foundation of a relationship union and erasing stable nurturing that children should have been entitled. Security and certainty of life was replaced by looming death, but before that the horror of punishment at the hands of sadistic men fashioned as Christians reigned supreme in a developing America as early as 1526, and/or 1619 (Newkirk 2009; Ture and Hamilton, 1992; and Du Bois 1953). Slavery was destruction, the raping of innocence, the masking of identities, infecting of tribal ←xi | xii→ bonds, nothing short of Armageddon. The gaze of this greedy white man alone, buttressed by lust and a passion for destruction, consumed the air with a vile vapor before his application of a brutal initiation into a land far removed from Africa, the white man’s America. Slavery is precisely the time when the voice of the enslaved African Queen went away, returning with screams made silent by hiding her horror from the enslaved African man. Standing there,...

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