Dhoruba bin-Wahad was back with us to discuss the political and historical context of this latest report that the FBI has identified “Black Identity Extremists” as a rising violent threat.


  1. Always appreciate the insights and political analytics of Dhoruba. Many thanks to Dr. JB and IMWIL for continuously providing space for Dhoruba to teach. I approach my response to his critique of hotep organizations and the use of hotep by its translation. If hotep means “peace” then the organizations he’s criticizing are ones who are peacefully coexisting with the state, in other words- causing no friction. The friction of the organizations he references is based on armed resistance against the state.
    However, the cultural nationalist organizations have created schools that are at odds with the state-controlled educational institutions. Whether the graduates of these institutions do more to offset the other state-based institutions is another question. Ultimately, imperialism is total warfare masked as benevolent modernization and “humanitarian intervention” as Dhoruba said. Our contention with it should be viewed as extremist by those who deem us enemies. I am extremely against the torture, terror, maiming, killing, slow and fast imperialist destruction of my peoples and lands. In fact, I hate it.

  2. “This has a lot more to do with the Crips and the Bloods than it has to do with the Koran or Hadith.”

    Michael Vincent Hayden, retired United States Air Force four-star general, former Director of the National Security Agency, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence on threats to United States National Security, February 26, 2013

    Question starts at 32:39 answer and direct quote at 33:22

  3. Asante Dr. Ball for defending the Afrikan-centered movement. Bro. bin-Wahad’s continuing misuse of the word “hotep” indicates that he has fallen for the definition of a sacred word that has been propagandized by enemies of Afrikan people, including negro surrogates of white supremacy. It’s sad that this elder warrior does not know his own history. He quotes Amilcar Cabral saying that colonialism was an interruption of the Afrikan historical experience. What is the Afrikan historical experience without Nile Valley Civilizations? Ancient KMT represents the cultural and political unification model all Afrikans should be emulating, i.e. various groups submerging their various ethnic identities, and buying into the vision of Narmer that they were one nation. The elder says that there is no white supremacy without capitalism. What was the Third Reich? I’m not a cultural nationalist, but cultural nationalism does have a class/economic component — Ujamaa, which comes from Mwalimu Julius Nyerere.
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