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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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Chapter Three Revolution Is Not Reform: Black Lives Matter Movement, Racial Reconciliation, and Survival Love


The Holy Bible teaches that when Jesus asked the question “who do men say that I am?” it was an inquiry that implied power of voice (King James version of Holy Bible, Mark 8:27). It implied that men could significantly impact the perception of humanity, civility, and purpose. Of course, Jesus’ blueprint was far beyond the secular imagination of men, but a personal curiosity leads me to ask, who do men say that a black man is? Christ asked this of his disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” They all gave him different answers, none of which approached Jesus’ spiritual elevation. Jesus then asked them directly “Who do you say that I am?” (King James version of Holy Bible, Mark 8:29). Peter said to him, “You art Christ” (King James version of Holy Bible, Mark 8:30), from which Jesus offered a challenge to conceal the manner which Christ will be treated, suffering until death. This did not sit well with Peter, who in turn rebuked Jesus and Jesus in return rebuked Peter for failing to engage in the faith of the word according to Jesus who was there in fulfillment of God’s plan (King James version of Holy Bible, Mark 8:30–34). Peter had limitations relative to his ability to conceive the full meaning of words and so a rebirth of consciousness had to be taught ←33 | 34→ forecasting the evidence of things to come, which created disciples out of disciplined learning. Power is...

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