Power Brokers....Social architect/activist Cleo Manago (http://www.AmaSSi.com) received a standing ovation after the presentation of his theory about Logic Displacement and Behavioral Disorientation (LDBD) at Al Sharpton's 11th Annual National Action Network (NAN) conference held recently in New York City. The four day conference of speakers included Vice President Joe Biden, Reverend Run, D. L. Hughley, Star Jones and Newt Greenwich.
LDBD as defined by Manago is a a multi-generational coping mechanism and cultural stress disorder caused by chronic exposure to structural violence, internalized and societal abuse. LDBD operates as a barrier to critical thinking and self-determination, and is a major obstacle to building [Black] community capacity to address health disparities.
Manago advised the capacity crowd of majority Black folk to counter LDBD by intentionally, actively, purposely and consciously unlearning any anti Black notions (i.e. "niggas" or any insults that begin with "Black"), and the resulting abusive behavior between Blacks that can be based on complexion, sexuality, religion, cultural and class differences and to acknowledge Black diversity. " It is crucial for Black people honor each other, unconditionally, at every opportunity," cites Manago.
Pictured from left to right: Cleo Manago and Rev. Al Sharpton