What does “LYNCH” mean? A Quick Definition

Lynch is defined as:lynch

To put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission. A usage of the word “lynch” in a sentence would be, “The angry mob wanted to lynch the suspects even though there was no trial.” 

That means anti-lynch would be to against putting someone to death without legal approval or permission. In over 200 acts of Legislation of the Congress of the United States, there was not, nor is there currently a Federal prohibition on the act. In the United States of America, it is not considered as a hate crime, regardless of the race of the victim.

One of the most famous, or infamous lynching’s in American History was the Marion, Indiana murder of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith. There were three boys in total, the third, James Cameron gave his account of the story, in his book: A Time of Terror, A Survivors Story. His book is available at Amazon.com.

The word LYNCH pronounced

Yet do I Marvel | Countee Cullen

Yet do I Marvel.Countee Cullen Darrin Marion

By Countee Cullen

I doubt not God is good, well-meaning, kind
And did He stoop to quibble could tell why
The little buried mole continues blind,
Why flesh that mirrors Him must some day die,
Make plain the reason tortured Tantalus
Is baited by the fickle fruit, declare
If merely brute caprice dooms Sisyphus
To struggle up a never-ending stair.
Inscrutable His ways are, and immune
To catechism by a mind too strewn
With petty cares to slightly understand
What awful brain compels His awful hand.
Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:
To make a poet black, and bid him sing!

Countee Cullen (1903-46), Harlem Renaissance poet and man of letters, is perhaps best known for the couplet “Yet do I marvel at this curious thing:/ to make a poet black, and bid him sing.” His poems infuse a Keatsean prosody with the existential concerns of being black, American, and Christian: “It is a rare and tantalizing fruit/ Our hands reach for, but nothing absolute.” Lauded by educated blacks and whites of the Twenties, Countee Cullen’s work has been neglected in recent years. This long-overdue collection expands a poetry selection released soon after his death. More poems, a novel, essays, translations, speeches, an interview by James Baldwin, notes, and more have been added by Early, whose fine introduction is a moving portrait of a man whose biography has proven elusive. – Regarding the book My Soul’s High Song a collection of works by Countee Cullen

 

 

 

U.S. Senate Resolution 39 | Anti-Lynching Inaction

Apology for lynching. Nothing about Anti-Lynching.

According to Merriam- Websters Dictionary, the word lynch, a transitive verb, is defined as: to put to death (as by hanging) by mob action without legal approval or permission. No anti-lynch law is in place at the federal level even after this resolution. From the time of slavery the lynch mob was a common occurrence throughout the United Stated of America, and still formally has not been outlawed at the Federal Level by the United States Senate.

To this date, there still is no formal anti-lynching law in the United States of America. Here is the “apology” issued by the Congress.

anti-lynching law

 

This is the Resolution of Congress formally apologizing for inaction in creating any Federal Anti-Lynching Law, even after 200 requests by Republican members of Congress.

 

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 39

Apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2005

Ms. LANDRIEU (for herself, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. FRIST, Mr. REID, Mr. ALLARD, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BROWNBACK, Mr. BAYH, Ms. COLLINS, Mr. BIDEN, Mr. ENSIGN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. HAGEL, Mr. CORZINE, Mr. LUGAR, Mr. DAYTON, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. DODD, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. FEINGOLD, Mr. STEVENS, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. TALENT, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. JOHNSON, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. KOHL, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. NELSON of Florida, Mr. PRYOR, Mr. SCHUMER, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. SALAZAR, Mr. VITTER, Mr. OBAMA, Mrs. LINCOLN, Mr. SANTORUM, Mr. SARBANES, Mr. KERRY, Mr. BYRD, Mr. COBURN, Mr. COLEMAN, Mr. CRAIG, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mrs. MURRAY, Ms. CANTWELL, Mr. DEMINT, Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. DORGAN, Mr. INOUYE, Mrs. CLINTON, Mr. NELSON of Nebraska, Mr. CARPER, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. BURR, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. BUNNING, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. BURNS, Mr. DEWINE, Mrs. DOLE, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. THUNE, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. WARNER, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. BOND, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. ISAKSON, and Mr. INHOFE) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

June 13, 2005

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.

Whereas the crime of lynching succeeded slavery as the ultimate expression of racism in the United States following Reconstruction;

Whereas lynching was a widely acknowledged practice in the United States until the middle of the 20th century;

Whereas lynching was a crime that occurred throughout the United States, with documented incidents in all but 4 States;

Whereas at least 4,742 people, predominantly African-Americans, were reported lynched in the United States between 1882 and 1968;

Whereas 99 percent of all perpetrators of lynching escaped from punishment by State or local officials;

Whereas lynching prompted African-Americans to form the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and prompted members of B’nai B’rith to found the Anti-Defamation League;

Whereas nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress during the first half of the 20th century;

Whereas, between 1890 and 1952, 7 Presidents petitioned Congress to end lynching;

Whereas, between 1920 and 1940, the House of Representatives passed 3 strong anti-lynching measures;

Whereas protection against lynching was the minimum and most basic of Federal responsibilities, and the Senate considered but failed to enact anti-lynching legislation despite repeated requests by civil rights groups, Presidents, and the House of Representatives to do so;

Whereas the recent publication of `Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America‘ helped bring greater awareness and proper recognition of the victims of lynching;

Whereas only by coming to terms with history can the United States effectively champion human rights abroad; and

Whereas an apology offered in the spirit of true repentance moves the United States toward reconciliation and may become central to a new understanding, on which improved racial relations can be forged: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate–

(1) apologizes to the victims of lynching for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation;

(2) expresses the deepest sympathies and most solemn regrets of the Senate to the descendants of victims of lynching, the ancestors of whom were deprived of life, human dignity, and the constitutional protections accorded all citizens of the United States; and

(3) remembers the history of lynching, to ensure that these tragedies will be neither forgotten nor repeated.

Failure to Learn| Save Black Owned Businesses

Solutions to Save Black Owned Business

This is a brief solution to how we can save black owned business. Here is a link to the section of the Mis-Education of the Negro, the book by Carter G. Woodson. It as a blueprint to how black owned business can be saved. It’s about as close to a critical analysis, of the current state of the Black in America, that has been created up unto this point in time.Together we can make black business not only survive, but thrive.

 

Mis Education of the Negro | Black Owned Business

Black Business in America.

This is a followup to a talk about BLACK OWNED BUSINESS and how we can solve the ills of the community. Black people in America are a large segment of the population. Until we heal the status of Black Owned Business, America will continue to be in the terrible state it is today. This is a link to the book, Mis Education of the Negro.

 

Failure to Learn to Make a Living – Miseducation of the Negro