Monday, September 3, 2007

Today's youtube video of the day is a double platinum edition, because we have neglected to post anything in the last few days and I got a jonez. In all actuality, I ran across something interesting while I was researching) the original video I wanted to post by Howard Zinn ( Zinn is an unlikely historian who does history research from an interesting perspective, that of the grassroots, common man.
This perspective is best exhibited in his seminal work "A People's History of the Unitied States." ( has scanned the entire book and you can read it at your leisure here (,M1).
While I was researching some links to Howard Zinn on the web I ran across
this second video of Mos Def ( an excerpt of a Malcom X (;jsessionid=89452B4D62C8471C78F936956CFCBC81?diaryId=8744) speech referenced in Zinn's book "A People's History..." I had to include this clip, if only for the purpose of expanding our understanding of what is out here on the worldwide web. Let me qualify that I agree with Malcom X's post-hajj enlightened view of race and geopolitics (;jsessionid=89452B4D62C8471C78F936956CFCBC81?diaryId=8744). I can listen to his speeches from when he was a devout Black Nationalist under the tutelage of Elijah Mohammed ( the NOI (, but I can not agree with many of the generalizations and assumptions they posited, or the violence they prescribed. I also understand that that was a different time and milieu. Enjoy the videos.

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Ms.Jaszi-J said...

I was on the computer messing around and I came across this intresting blog and I realized thats Rev. Penman. Your blog is intresting, hope you and your family are doing well.
Jasmine Purdie