Min. Paul Scott
2 min readJul 1, 2022


The War Against Durham COINTELPRO

The War Against Durham COINTELPRO

Intellectual Guerrilla Warfare Part II

In Durham NC , there is an attempt to commit mentacide against our people. According to Dr. Bobby E. Wright Mentacide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of a group’s mind with the ultimate objection being the destruction of that group. It is also known as “dumbing down.” This is what is happening in the Bull City and we call it Durham COINTELPRO ( Counter Intelligence Program).

To counter this we must organize a group of Backpack Griots to spread information to our people. In the West African tradition a griot is : a member of a class of traveling poets, musicians, and storytellers who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. We must do the same in Durham by using the information below.


The Miseducation of the Negro- Carter G. Woodson

The Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys- Jawanza Kunjufu

Tupac Shakur and the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Leaders — John Potash

Black Ghost of the Empire- Kris Manjappa

Kawaida Theory- Maulana Karenga

Lies My Teacher Told Me- James Loewen

Stolen Legacy — George GM James

Autobiography of Malcolm X — Alex Haley

Stokley Speaks- Kwame Ture

The Iceman Inheritance- Michael Bradley

Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization- Anthony Broader

Before the Mayflower- Lerone Bennett

The Crisis of the Negro- Intellectual- Harold Cruse

Psychopathic Racial Personality — Bobby E.Wright

Destruction of Black Civilization- Chancellor Williams

Black Reconstruction- WEB Dubois

Hip Hop

Dumb it Down- Lupe Fiasco


You Must Learn- Boogie Down Productions


Cell Therapy — Goodie Mob


Self Destruction- Stop the Violence Movement


Patience — Nas /Damien Marley


Revolution- Arrested Development


The Crown- Gary Byrd



Kwame Ture


Drop Squad


Dr. John Henrik Clark


DR. Umar Johnson


Nick Cannon and KRS


Courtesy of the Black Messiah Movement. For more information contact (919) 972–8305



Min. Paul Scott

Minister Paul Scott is a Durham NC activist and founder of the Black Messiah Movement