Oct. 17, 2020

Black Folks Let’s Love Each Other An Optimist’s Pledge

"It's the little things in life that show one's compassion for others, it maybe that that unexcepted thank you when someone favors you with their time, ti maybe that warm glance of appreciation you give someone just for being there, it could be that warm understanding smile when words aren’t readily available, it also could be having a firm belief in the abilities of others before a service is rendered, you can indeed gain so much more in life when you provide someone that outward sign of respect, it can provide even more intrinsic value than giving someone something material in value, because honestly we don’t always seem on a day to day basis to give respect and caring without a cost demand in return. So, today and tomorrow tomorrow’s
give that unexpected smile, that surprising encouraging word, and of course that welcomed thank you. It will make the person who receives those gifts you give them without demand exceedingly appreciative."

One World, One Love, & Our Only Time Around So Make It Special

Oct. 16, 2020

Frederick Douglass Reflects On Captain John Brown

Frederick Douglas
Douglas Monthly, November 1859
Captain John Brown Not Insane

Oct. 16, 2020

John Brown’s Spiritual Shoulders Held Strong For Ida Belle Wells-Barnett

The John Brown Attack on Harpers Ferry Armory October 16, 1859

Oct. 15, 2020

October 15, 1966 The 10 Founding Principles of The Black Panther Party

54 years ago on October 15, 1966, the Black Panther Party for​ Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California​. The primary intent of the co-founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale was to bring some measure of justice to people of color who were until then completely absent of any form of American justice.​ It was a movement that would sweep across the urban and rural black communities primarily attracting the young blacks who were simply tired of being considered chattels of oppression.

Even though the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and the 1965 Voting Rights Bill has passed by Congress and signed into law by Lyndon Johnson to provide some measure of constitutional protection to people of color. These two measures hardly provided comprehensive solutions necessary for the seismic change called for if white institutional power structures were hellbent on ignoring these measures. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense who were deemed heroes in many of our urban communities especially among the black urban youths. They however were deemed enemies of the state by federal, state, and municipal government law enforcement agencies. The war that was waged by our nation's law enforcement agencies against the leaders of the Black Panther Party was relentless, systematic, cold, calculated, and indeed in many instances terroristic.

So today to honor the of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and in memory of one of the co-founder's, Dr. Huey P. Newton, I will in my voice his words recite the 10 Founding Principles of The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense as well reading an essay named The Genius of Huey P. Newton. Today, I bring honor to the 54th birthday of "The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense" as well as honor two incredible black leaders, Bobby Seale, ​and Huey Newton.

Oct. 14, 2020

The New First Son

Someone currently on the national political scene helped create a 1994 Crime Bill that trumpeted outrageous criminal penalties for procession of crack cocaine. These prison sentences harmed the African American communities across this nation in substantially high numbers. Yet, while our brothers and sisters were being incarcerated this political leader’s son’s crimes were being ignored by law enforcement agencies across the country. I am not telling nor suggesting that anyone should support the other political party’s candidate because that would be foolish. What I am saying why this situation was totally ignored by our so-called political leaders? Also, why didn’t we disrupt his nomination or least get a real demand from his political party for comprehensive economic support?