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The Secret Council of American Negroes was founded in 1865 by former slave and American abolitionist, "The Lion of Anacostia," Frederick Douglass. . Douglass is the preeminent, final word in Black American History. His life story is legend. And he believed in freedom for all. The motto of his newspaper, The North Star, was "Right is of no Sex — Truth is of no Color — God is the Father of us all, and we are all brethren."

He also said, "Without struggle there is no progress."

Douglass formed SCAN at the end of the Civil War after President Lincoln's assassination. The group was to be a secret shadow organization meant to monitor and promote black progress. Through money, guidance and education, SCAN has worked as an invisible hand setting the black agenda, guiding former slaves to salvation in fruitful, productive lives.

SCAN only wants to help. We have set the black agenda for decades now. Some of the most esteemed members of black society, Ida B. Wells, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Charles S. Drew, WEB DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Mary McLeod Bethune and Thurgood Marshall are among some of our more well known elite and past chairpersons. It is SCAN who decids who is right and who is wrong. We determine what you can say and cannot say. We decree what issues we will fight for or against. We choose the party and the candidate you should vote for. We do what's in the best interest of you, black Americans. We have your best interest at heart. We want to work with you to combat ignorant stereotypes and "buffoonish" behavior involving many embarrassing blacks, from politicians to celebrities to authors to activits. No one is too big or too small to get a scolding and a trip to blackabilitation for reassessment.

We want YOU to know that we are always watching and we are everywhere. SCAN may be secretive, but our membership is vast and reaches into every segment of American life. We may be your co-workers, your friends, your doctor or your professor. Our operatives are always out in the field doing surveillance, documenting the horrors of ignorance so we can expose the tomfoolery and get back to making black America a better place.

We are the educated, the sophisticated, the mysterious and all-powerful, all-knowing secret black organization all your white friends have been asking you about.

SCAN The Last Word on Blackness

Join SCAN ... because you want to be part of the most meticulous, self-important, socially atavist, addleplated, secret discourse of termidity ever foisted upon mankind.

Reader Comments (2)

What's the official SCAN position on Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union?

February 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheBlue

I am against it. We need to use new tactics. In today's atmosphere, openly calling something "Black" is an invitation to further marginalization and cries of "reverse racism". While these charges are utter bullshit, I think that a more open approach can work now. We no longer have to seem exclusionary to get our agenda out there. There are in fact White people who are on our side. We can be more effective by actively recruiting them to support causes and advance agendas that will effect positive change.

February 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervargusvictor
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