Aug. 28, 2020

We’re Marching To Where Barack?

We're Marching ..... That was thrust and primary objective of the Obama message on the 50th anniversary of the jobs and freedom march on the Washington Mall.... There was not one specific note of optimism regarding reparations from Obama but what would you except to get from America’s President? He totally ignored Martin Luther King Jr.’s final primary objective from 1968 which actually lead to his murder in Memphis, reparations. The first President of Color ignored the dying plea of MLK with a even simpler plead of futility, we’re marching. Marching where? Marching for what? Oh, and don’t forget at the same time we’re marching. His administration is bombing. Does Obama really believe that MLK who identified militarism as one of the major sins of this nation before he was murdered would be on board with the missile -laden drones flying over the heads of black and brown babies in the Middle East and Africa? I don't think so President Obama. You had the mantle of leadership today to crush this insidious urge by the Radical Right to discredit your Presidency and all your brilliant speak writers came up with was We're Marching? Why not tell America that injustice and poverty in the African American communities of our nation was unacceptable and present a plan to end it? Why not mention HR 40 and say that it’s time for the nation to address the sins inflicted on African American communities.
I did like how you credited the marchers of 1963 who came from every nook and cranny of American life. However, why were former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter able to speak of the injustices of this current society and not you? I know you are uncomfortable with being labeled a Black President but you are so own up too it. I think we can see that President Obama came up as Martin Luther King Jr Lite today as Tavis Smiley recently warned us. Oh and by the way why are the children of MLK given so much leeway in their speeches? I mean Bernice King was 5 months old yet she starts to turn her speech into a moralistic blast at Black Americans? That's the way I saw it today sorry but at 60 I cannot state anything other than REAL TALK and oh course We’re Marching.

Aug. 28, 2020

Even King Was Tired Of Day Long Marches

Eyes Wide Open Economic Power Superseded Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. (4/3/1968) the night before his murder talking about applying economic pressures against those who dish civil, legal and economic injustice. People fail to understand that the radical KING is the King that is hidden from view in America. He, at the time of his murder, was against the war in Vietnam and was about to launch a massive plan to retrieve economic reparations for the black communities throughout this nation. Then boom that plan was exploded on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel with a single bullet. For 52 years since we have been ignored and disrespected and taken for granted. We haven’t gain political power or economic power in this nation. It’s all been a farce, a delusion, a continuing story of oppression. You see even with the civil rights and voting rights bills of 1964 and 1965 our African American communities were in severe economic calamity. What good is having rights without any degree of economic might? When the economic stacks are created to oppress and depress your communities working to gain an economic foothold is nearly impossible. That my friends isn't at all right that's why we must continue Dr. King's fight.

This is what he told that audience that night before he was murdered:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Tomorrow tell the neighbor, ‘Don’t buy Sealtest milk.’ Tell them ‘Don’t buy Coca-Cola in Memphis.’ Tell them ‘Don’t buy Wonder bread and Hart’s bread.’”—he said: “We don’t have to argue with anybody. We don’t have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don’t need any bricks and bottles. We don’t need any Molotov cocktails. We just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country and say, ‘God sent us by here, to say to you that you’re not treating his children right. And we’ve come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God’s children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you.”


Aug. 27, 2020

August 28, 1955 "The Murder Of Emmitt Till" Timothy Tyson's Book The Blood Of Emmitt Till

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud reads chapter 18 The Murder Till from Timothy Tyson's epic book The Blood Of Emmitt Till on the 64th anniversary of Emmitt Till's murder in Mississippi. Emmitt Till was tortured, maimed, then brutally murdered for supposedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Listen closely as I read Tyson words describing​ how these white savages took Emmitt Till's life. So descriptive, graphic and terrible was the beating it was truly hard for me to read this chapter today.

On the 8th Anniversary of Emmitt Till’s kidnapping and murder over 200,000 Americans met on the Washington Mall to pronounce to this nation that serving African Americans injustice on the plate of inequality was no longer acceptable. 65 years later many African Americans are still being served injustice on that plate of inequality. It is time to eat a full meal of justice from the plate of equality and that can only happen in this nation by righting the wrongs inflicted on African Americans for over 4 centuries. Yes 65 years and black lives are still snatched by murderous white thugs. They no longer are wearing coveralls. Now those thugs are authorized and sworn to protect and serve everyone except African Americans and they wear blue.

“The black novelist Chester Himes wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Post the day he heard the news of Milam’s and Bryant’s acquittals: “The real horror comes when your dead brain must face the fact that we as a nation don’t want it to stop. If we wanted to, we would.”

Chester Himes (1956)

Aug. 27, 2020

Sick Leave

When Paul Robeson made his stance against the injustice that was being perpetrated against African Americans in this nation in 1949 for the following views on the Spanish Civil War, labor, segregation, colonialism, and other issues were considered “un-American.” Paul Robeson was the highest-paid African American artist in the world. He sacrificed his wealth, his popularity, even his standing in the African American community for his principles over injustice. Muhammad Ali made his stance against the United States military drafting him into the armed forces in 1967 by state unequivocally that not one Vietcong had called him nigger. Ali sacrificed ho wealth, his popularity, even his standing in the African American community. Yesterday when the African American basketball players in NBA, including LeBron James and the players on the Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and LA Clippers, along with a few teams in Major League Baseball and the Nationa Football League decided to take a stance against the injustices perpetrated against African Americans through police brutality as reflected by the attack on Jacob Blake. They took the day off, didn’t sacrifice a damn thing, still got paid and where back to work today. How fitting was this show. They decided today it wasn’t worth the effort of sacrificing any of their dough.

Aug. 27, 2020

When Will It Really Change

"”I know our African American communities cannot have a ”takeback” but honestly who really thinks that Joe Biden would be the nominee for President on the Democratic ticket today? Really, after the killing of George Floyd, the killing of Breonna Taylor and the indefensible back shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin of Jacob Blake. I mean he's the last person in the Democratic Party that you would think of in regards to bringing justice to these unjust circumstances of police brutality. Again, African Americans are forced to vote for the lesser of two evils but still having to vote for evil nevertheless.”