Saturday, August 15, 2009

Black Relationships & The Media

Black Think Tank was founded on January 21, 1979, by individuals who had been at the center of the late 1960s birth and battle for black studies. The Black Think Tank pioneered a Black Male/Female Relationships movement, including "black love" (Kupenda groups, Kupenda being Swahili for 'to love') designed to help our people learn to love again, to feel loved, to love ourselves and, therefore, one another, in as much as we already know how to hate one another. The Black Think Tank then issued The Call and was the catalyst for the contemporary Rites of Passage movement for African-American boys in the popular manual, bringing the Black Boys to Manhood: The Passage, which promulgated lectures and workshops nationally and internationally, including in London and the Caribbean islands. Related books of importance and influence followed quickly: The Endangered Black Family and The Miseducation of the Black Child.

This is Dr. Julia Hare speaking at the State of the Black Union (2007) on education, destruction of the Diasporic African family in America, incarceration, and other issues.


Dr. Julia Hare is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic motivational speakers on the nation's podiums today. The Black Think Tank has decided to turn her loose on the lecture circuit this fall. If you have ever had the satisfaction of hearing this sista speak, you already know why she is gaining so much notice and popularity at conference gatherings and campuses across America and even creating excitement in other lands. The largest black newspaper in London, The Voice, recently dubbed this genteel woman of class and charm a “lady Malcolm X” in a feature story of how she is, quote, “setting the black world on fire” after she electrified the Tavis Smiley “State of the Black Union Conference” with her breakout blast of velvety tough-talk about the difference between “black leaders” and “leading blacks.”

So Future Readers which one are you?

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