The Rise and Fall of Black Consciousness
By: FreedomJournal Press
Conscious standing alone has a general and secular meaning of sharing another's knowledge or awareness of an inward state or outward fact. It also means perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation.
Therefore, consciousness is the quality or state of being made aware of something within oneself. The state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state or fact. For example, the concern or awareness of race.
So, Consciousness with reference to race (The Black American) had its most fertile harvest during the 1960's decade in North America when Black Americans designated their own name change and approved it with pride and boldness as Black is beautiful and one is proud to be Black. We also thank God for Soul Brother Number I, James Brown as he cried out in song "Say It Loud I Am Black and I Am Proud." James Brown made several other Conscious statements in song. So did Marvin Gaye in 1971 ("What's Going On"). A respected Sage among his peers in the not so distant background said to the writer…Now that's a note on Black American History."
Thus, Consciousness from a Black American perspective took on some distinct and very important components. Many of these factors are seldom seen today. Therefore, Black Consciousness of the time of Black Awareness has become uprooted by the alleged liberal way of thinking and all things politically correct as the hallmark of the contemporary Black Americans view of the world.
However, the liberalism during the time when Black Consciousness came into existence has changed. The contemporary cry of the liberal community is not just for equal rights for all people regardless of race but also an attack on the moral laws of God.
Meanwhile those that wink at God have come to dominate the hearts and minds of the Black intelligentsia thus rendering a lack of leadership and or any allegiance to Black Conscious behavior.
Meanwhile Black Consciousness is alive and well among those that look not with an aught or grudge against the left or the right. Pride of one's ethnicity is a God given right. No one can choose their ethnicity; however, some have tried.
Peace and Love,
Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press Thursday 26 September 2019 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.