Feb. 4, 2021

DAY FOUR BLACK HISTORY SALUTE TO BRYAN STEVENSON’S SCHOLARLY WORK "RECONSTRUCTION"

The Danger of Freedom is Chapter 4 of this incredible work of our ancestors experiences during a period when the rights of American citizenship should’ve been afforded them. Yet as this chapter details the acts of wanton murder and mayhem by white mobs as well white evil individuals on our black ancestors was so pronounced that historian Eric Foner called this period the darkest period in American History. You want to understand the clear cut case for black economic reparations listen carefully. These acts of vengeance against our black ancestors by white Americans were indeed satanic in so many ways. Black History Month Never Forget When Will They Repay Us?

Feb. 4, 2021

Issues We Need White Americans Will Never Accept

These issues are a BLACK PLAGUE to White Americans 

This shouldn’t come as a revelation to those conscious black folks in this nation but there are a number of black community issues that the white establishment will never willing concede to.  These are what I now call the Black Plague issues because of these issues are avoided by all sectors of white society. Oh, you may have a few liberal-minded whites willing to crossover to at least be amenable to discuss some aspects of these black community issues but the reality is only through some forceful action will any significant move towards white societal acceptance will these issues be implemented. Today, I intend  to speak to two of those Black Plague issues that will never see the light of day without our black communities coming together in a unified and defiant matter to bring about some type of coherent resolution. The first Black Plague issue which I feel is foremost to the black community but doesn’t register currently in the white community is economic reparations for crimes and terrorism our ancestors faced during and after enslavement. The fact that land reparations was promised and denied our ancestors makes no difference to the white communities in this nation. The fact that documented evidence of white mob terrorism against black communities after the so-called emancipation means little or nothing to white Americans today. The fact that the government which black Americans paid taxes too municipal, state, and federal authorized or ignored acts of terror, murder, mayhem and economic deprivation means little or nothing to white communities today. The fact that it can be proven that white wealth was predicated on the backs of black oppression means little to white Americans today. The fact way into the late 20th Century black American communities were flooded by the federal government with arms and drugs for profit and funding of international military action means little to white Americans today. The fact that the international world body “The United Nations” has deemed that black Americans are due reparations means little to white Americans today. Why? Because those two simple words, black reparations, are a Black Plague issue that cannot and will not be considered by even the white Americans in the political party that black Americans have been loyal to since 1960 without fail, The Democratic Party has deemed reparations a nonstarter issue for discussion. The funny thing is black American Democratic legislators won’t even broach the subject seriously. They will sidestep the term black reparations for fear of losing acceptance by the majority white American population. Just say the word black reparations the next time you are in the room with a group of white Americans and I betcha you will feel the effects of the Black Plague.

 

The next Black Plague issue that is important to black American communities but is essentially a nonstarter for white Americans is the defunding and demilitarization of the police departments across the country. You can have verifiable evidence that the police whether local, state, or federal have done malicious acts of murder and mayhem against black communities but no way in hell will the majority of white Americans agree to defund or demilitarize law enforcement agencies in this nation. It simply isn’t going to happen period. You may get a few young white folks to join you on the streets to oppose law enforcement acts of murder and mayhem but as far as defunding or demilitarization of those law enforcement agencies are concerned the political parties which base much of there economic viability on lobbying efforts of law enforcement unions. Well, there will sidestep that issue well just as if it is a Black Plague. What maybe sensible and reasonable to black Americans who feel the bulk of the acts of aggressive law enforcement acts of violence is irrational to white Americans who think that the only way to control black Americans is to have militarily armed thugs monitoring black youths. Yes, I have named two Black Plague issues today. I am sure that white Americans have a few more issues that widen the gap between those who benefit from far better treatment and black Americans. What are some other Black Plague issues that will never gain acceptance by white Americans?

 

Feb. 3, 2021

DAY THREE BLACK HISTORY MONTH SALUTE TO BRYAN STEVENSON’S SCHOLARLY WORK

Why should Americans consider forcing the government of this nation to pay reparations to the descendants of Black Americans who suffered unjust and inhumane acts of terrorism and murder during and after the abolition of slavery? Because the government of this authorized in many cases the violence or ignored those acts of terrorism. Today’s reading is Chapter 3 Documenting Reconstruction Violence: Known and Unknown Horrors from the Equal Justice Initiative.

Feb. 2, 2021

How Is This Fair?

Did you know that 159 years ago today that slavery ended in the Nation’s Capital and that the only reparations paid before, during or after slavery ended officially in 1865 were paid to the white slave owners by the United States Government. Yes, $300.00 was paid for each of those 3,100 former slaves. I ask this question on February 2, 2021. Where the reparations for the descendants of the enslaved people who built this Nation’s Capital and this Nation’s Economy?

Feb. 2, 2021

Peace, Love , and Soul Took His Life 9 Years Ago

Black History Month
PEACE, LOVE, & SOUL TOOK HIS LIFE
February 1, 2012

You know what my very first thought's upon hearing about Don Cornelius's, Peace, Love and Soul suicide was why did this black man who opened the door of success and a better life for so many black entertainers to pass through, why not one of these people were around to support Don Cornelius to have the thoughts of living just one more day then another. Where were these folks that needed Don Cornelius to open that door to stop Don Cornelius from closing his life door? Why did Don Cornelius this musical legend and promoter of love, peace and soul feel so detached from those words yesterday? The only peace he could find was at the end of a gun that blasted away his love and soul and his life. Today, we hear the tributes and memories of a man's worth but yesterday when those words could have truly meant something the only sound in Don Cornelius's home was the sound of gunfire inflicted by him. Did he simply feel that the world had lost all meaning and no one cared about this icon of our community? I wonder in the milliseconds before the bullet pierced his brain did he wonder this? Why isn’t no one around to stop me from acting on this moment of madness?