“EMPIRE Strikes Black: Propaganda of The Media” & “Malcolm X: 50 Years Later, Why Is He Still Relevant?” by Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show & The Michael Imhotep Show. Recorded April 5th, 2015 in Detroit.
This presentation deals with the Propaganda of the media and how negative depictions of African-Americans influence the way people think, feel, act and behave. Most people think that TV shows, movies, songs, etc. are just entertainment. The history and evidence prove that this is wrong.
What you do for yourself, what you do to yourself, and what you allow other people to do to you is based upon what you think about yourself. - Michael Imhotep
Topics Discussed Include, The TV Show “EMPIRE”, its negative images of African Americans and why we don’t understand it. Nicki Minaj, “Anaconda” & The Marketing of Destruction To African American Youth, How does excessive TV watching damage the self esteem of African-American Children? A history of how Negative Images of African Americans helped to facilitate attacks on African Americans and much more.
"The Distortion of The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Revolutionary Will NOT Be Televised" by Michael Imhotep. Recorded, Jan. 19th, 2015 in Detroit for Dr. King Day at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This presenation deals with how the media has distorted who Dr. King was and what he stood for. Topics covered include Dr. Kings stance on the Black Power Movement, some history of the Montgomery Bus Boycott with a lot of little known information and much more. This presentation also includes a bonus presentation from Michael Imhotep dealing with history of Kwanzaa and the importance of this African American Cultural Holiday.
"Black Wall Street: From Destruction to The Resurrection of Economic Empowerment for African Americans" from Michael Imhotep deals with a lot of the little known history of North Tulsa, Oklahoma and it’s African American business district called The Greenwood District or “Black Wall Street”. We had 35 blocks of over 600 businesses in the early 1900s. The real history of Black Wall Street is not very well known and even lesser known is the fact that inspite of insurmountable odds, we rebuilt Black Wall Street after the Race Riot of June 1921. Topics Covered in this presentation: - A Timeline of history leading up to June 1921. - The origins of Tulasa, Oklahoma which was settled by Creek Indians around 1836. - The Black Freedmen Indian Treaty of 1866. This treaty is being enforced for White Indians but not for Africans Americans who qualify. - Did you know that all “5 Civilized Tribes of Native Americans” owned Black Slaves? - Black Wall Street was rebuilt after 1921. - What really destroyed Black Wall Street? It was not the Race Riot. Look out for the new documentary on "Resurrecting Black Wall Street" from Your Black World Films in January 2015 featuring Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.