Jan. 17, 2021

The Cleveland Browns

Well, Cleveland if it was meant to be it would’ve been. You took out the NFL ‘s best player and damn if the journey man QB didn’t pull a rabbit out of his hat. Cleveland will always be Cleveland when a possible spot in the Super Bowl is on the line. On the outside looking in. Heinz 57 should now be renamed Browns 57 since its been 57 years since Cleveland has seen a championship crown in football.

Jan. 17, 2021

January 17, 1942 The Greatest Boxer of All Time Was Born

The Black Blogger's Poetic Salute To Muhammad Ali on his 79th Birthday. May he rest in eternal peace for all the blessings he brought to all who respected his gifts of both athletic talent and supreme humanity.

Jan. 16, 2021

No More Cotton To Pick By Phillip Jackson

by Phillip Jackson, Founder and Chairman

June 26, 2007

What will America do with 36 million Black Americans now that there is no more cotton to pick? Last summer, I visited Mississippi. This was my first travel to the rural, deep south. To my surprise, I found that Black people were not involved in the planting, growing or harvesting of cotton. Instead, while White and Latino men drove machines that harvested the cotton, I saw hundreds of young Black men standing idle on street corners, drinking alcoholic beverages throughout the day and evening. For Black people in the South, there is no more cotton to pick.

Jan. 15, 2021

Jemile Hill On Point Just Some Clarifications

Jemile Hill you are always on point seemingly except this Twitter post from yesterday was a bit confusing. Yes, Abraham Lincoln emancipated slaves not being held in all confederate territories controlled by Union military forces on January 1, 1863. Yes, he did in fact pay 900 slave owners in the District of Columbia on April 16, 1862, reparations while in the midst of the Civil War. The payments to each slave owner amounted to $300.00 for each District of Columbian slave. So, yes the only reparations that were indeed paid during the Civil War was paid in 1862.

Of course Lincoln offered slavery reparations to the rebels of the confederacy numerous times both publicly and privately. Lincoln’s final offer of $400.00 per slave for those who could prove ownership of our ancestors was made 2 months before the end of the Civil War. However, Alexander Stephen and the other Confederacy representatives said no to the reparations because they wanted their slaves not the money.

So, yes, Jemile, Lincoln paid reparations to satisfy 900 District of Columbia slave owners but the majority of white slave owners even knowing that a certain defeat to Union forces wanted not monies but the continuation of slavery. As a matter of fact within 2 decades those white slave owners and their white descendants had their slaves back under a more dangerous and deadly condition motivated by Jim Crow and Black Codes.

No healing just a continuation of the same racial hatred and oppression that have afflicted black Americans for over 400 years.

Jan. 15, 2021

156 Years and Still Waiting The Black Blogger Remembers Field Order #15

On the 92nd birthday of America’s Drum Major, I revisit his final unfulfilled dream. The promise broken by America’s Institutions that guaranteed hope and equality to Black Americans but only provided undue and enormous economic suffering. Let’s look at that promise today Field Order # 15 on MLK’s birthday.