Decoding the System
The American Beginning. LD uses his interesting allegorical style to challenge us to question what we know about African beginnings in America and what is left to be done.
If you haven’t yet, subscribe to the Count Time Weekly Alerts.
You will be added to our private community for comment, discussion and members only content.
Count Time Podcast Special 100th Episode
Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra – Black History Month
Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.
The Virginia Company of London was a joint-stock company chartered by James I in 1606, with the purpose of establishing settlements in the Virginia Colony in North America. The Company of London, on the other hand, refers to the livery companies, which are historic trade associations that once had a significant role in the governance of the City of London and still exist today as charitable and cultural organizations. While both companies were established in London, they were separate entities with different purposes and functions.
Conversations about slavery in the United States frequently center on the South and the Civil War. Yet the roots of slavery in the New World go much deeper than that—back to the original British colonies, including the northernmost in New England. Although New England would later become known for its abolitionist leaders and its role in helping formerly enslaved Southern blacks and those escaping slavery, the colonies had a history of using enslaved and indentured labor to create and build their economies.
Although slavery ended earlier in the North than in the South (which would keep its slave culture alive and thriving through the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War), colonial New England played an undeniable role in the long and grim history of American slavery.
February 17, 2023 @ 6:05 pm
A very interesting and informative reminder of the development of America . The more things change the more they stay the same.
February 12, 2023 @ 6:15 am
The first half of Hosea 4:6 reads, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge! Throughout history some knowledge has only been given to the chosen few! It’s thought provoking, well researched content like this that opens our minds to at least consider a new prospective vs our own prospective.There’s nothing wrong with challenging each other’s minds! Iron sharpens iron! Even at the end, we agree to disagree! I thank you Lyman for having
such a caring, loving heart toward the betterment our sisters and brothers! And, Congratulations on your 100th episode!
February 11, 2023 @ 4:45 pm
This podcast was extremely informative as well as relevant. Your unique insight and perspectives are on point. This is something that should be shared with our youth.
February 11, 2023 @ 4:48 am
This is an excellent presentation of true history. During that time is also when the term “White” was created.
James L Pugh
February 11, 2023 @ 1:00 am
Black people seek LOVE and HAPPINESS in a society addicted to FEAR and GREED. Our challenge is to show the world that Black values are better (for everybody) than White values. We must help whites kick their habit.
I am not sure how your linguistic analysis frees us. You establish that the prefix “col” CAN refer to Company of London, and that the suffix “or” CAN designate possession. But these connections are arbitrary since we are not obligated to use these words/parts of words in these ways.
I agree with you that words are powerful. Words can impact our behavior. But previous meanings used by other people can be ignored. Black is beautiful in 2023, whatever it may have been to whites in the 17th-century Europe. Why should we care what these words meant to white people hundreds of years ago?
February 10, 2023 @ 5:43 pm
LD, This is deep and well presented. During this Black History month and anytime that our history is spoken or written about, we should be presenting both “Truth” and the “Facts” as you have done in this episode. Thank you!