I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Black Nationalism Ideology. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Rap music is an expression of desires, hopes and concerns of the urban black youth. Rap music is seen as a tool for expressing and spreading Black Nationalism.
Black Nationalism is a separatist ideological framework coined by leading Africa American revolutionaries with the aim of influencing the place race, culture and black people occupy in the mainstream European community. One of the major factors that spurred the uprising of the blacks to reject the hegemonies view of European culture and the consequent racist underlying the issue was the place African Americans occupied in the European society (Digital history, 2012). African Americans were segregated, unrepresented in political settings, were socially poor and of all was not respected for who they were. Further, the inherent racial violence that existed then was a recipe for the movement. Thus, African Americans wanted an organization that could bring them together and free them from European domination (Henderson, 1996). Black Nationalism used various tools to spread their messages, the key being the writings and oratories that leaders like Malcolm X gave. In many instances, the power that Black Nationalism was channelling to the African Americans was so advanced that the only way to keep it out was by assassinating the key figures (Malcolm, 2014).
However, in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, another media, so strong had emerged. the rap music as a form of hip-hop (Collins, 2006). Emerging from the inner cities where black youth lived in problems often neglected by the governments, rap music grew to become one of the most famous and popular vehicles which African Americans use to express a lot about their identity, life and hopes in life. Although many white critics forecasted a quick death, while others say it has no place in our society, rap music is one of the strongest mediums of expressing .black people’s problems in a white-dominated society.