Jul. 25, 2020

Louis & Emmitt Till “Their Crime Of Being”

Emmett and Louis Till were both victims of what is a crime of being,” that is, being a black American. This quote came from John Wideman whose book Writing To Save A Life was read aloud on my Facebook Live Project. Louis Till was no saint and Emmitt Till was as close to innocence as a young boy could be. Yet both father and son were lynched by a nation that sought no semblance of justice for either. On this day Emmitt Till’s 79th birthday, father and son are remember for the savagery of racial injustice. One Louis Till, murdered by a military tribunal that didn’t dig enough for the facts before an unjust sentence was carried out. The other Emmitt Till, murdered a decade later by a vengeful collective of white men who felt authorized by a state that cared little for that boy’s justice only that he pay for supposedly upsetting the social structures that separated white and African American people in Mississippi. Neither Louis buried in a small box in on European soil or Emmitt buried, and reburied in a Cook County Cemetery will ever face peace until this nation pays for the harm and pain it caused both families. You see murder has no statute of limitations and America the nation was deemed guilty but America the nation has yet to have faced its punishment. “The crime of just being” has managed to continued to be promoted by this nation for way past four centuries. Isn’t it time for African Americans to relieved of the perceived sin of color in America?

Jul. 24, 2020

Frederick Douglass & Reparations

Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent individuals that this nation has ever produced. Born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Mr. Douglass, became the most powerful voice in nation after he escaped slavery. His actions speaking against the viciousness of enslavement was one of the factors that lead to the destruction of the institution of slavery. Mr. Douglass’s experiences and vast knowledge influenced many of our ancestors and his words still are as powerful in 2020 as they were in the 19th Century. One of his most notable disciples who was able to learn directly from him was Ida Belle Wells-Barnett. Ida Wells, thoughts on the absence of reparations was portrayed earlier this week. I’m sure it was influenced by this statement made by Frederick Douglass in 1875. The statement surely laid the groundwork to match the absolute need and legitimate claim to the descendants of those enslaved African Americans today. Reparations now, not later, no more waiting, or anticipating. Just create the formulas and start the payments.

Jul. 23, 2020

BIDEN, C’mon man!

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Biden: Trump is the first racist elected president, really c’mon man

Biden is so damn out of touch with reality that it frightening. Trump is America’s first racist President? Hell, the first 15 Presidents were in office during slavery. After Lincoln, Andrew Johnson stole our 40 acres and a mule. Rutherford Hayes gave the south back to the enslavers. Just how many Presidents were in office during Jim Crow? Did any of the Roosevelt, or Kennedy clan press for an anti-lynching bill? Hell, didn’t that bill just pass Congress in 2020? Didn’t they just take Wilson’s name off the buildings at Princeton University? What did Eisenhower say to Earl Warren prior to the Brown decision? These are not bad people,” the president said. “All they are concerned about is to see that their sweet little girls are not required to sit in school alongside some big black bucks.” Richard Nixon was categorically a racist and inflicted harm on black communities with his southern strategy to win the election. Ronald Reagan put drugs in urban centers to fund is foreign military misadventures in Latin America. Did Bill Clinton with the assistance of Biden fill the jail cells up in America with racially motivated policies? I don’t even want to discuss Bush and Chaney that’s way too obvious. Can Biden be that naive? Or has his pandering to African Americans reached such a level that he feels we are that unconscious political and that historically unaware? I mean Trump is bad, real bad but this nation has far worse Presidents. They simply need to keep Biden in the basement or bunker until November 4, 2020. Leave Trump alone and allow Trump to lose the election with his own devices. He doesn’t need any assistance.


Joseph Hall
Jul. 23, 2020

My Guest Blogger Abdul Kenyatta Powerful Words Of Wisdom


by L. Abdul-Kenyatta

Boys understand YOLO…Boys live for the thrill of the moment…Boys have no realistic future plans… Boys want to play house… Boys make babies… Boys shack up –Boys enjoy being a Baby-daddy… Boys lack a concept of responsibility… Boys have a sense of entitlement…Boys think the world owes them some thing for being here…Boys have no coherent strategies for success… Boys are always waiting for their ship to come in….Boys do not comprehend the concept of work over time equals power…Boys crave instant gratification…Boys don’t care about the consequences…Boys do not know how to provide an example or how to educate and raise children… Boys do not know how to respect women…Boys make excuses for their failures and tell lies about their accomplishments… Boys need someone to help take care of them… Boys are selfish…Boys feel the need to be in charge all of the time. They do not comprehend the concept of compassion…Boys generally have unresolved issues with their mothers and are psychologically distant from their fathers.

Men comprehend priorities…Men demonstrate respect for women…Men teach children social skills and life skills… Men are there for children… A man will help raise someone else’s child because he comprehends the realities of making the world a better place…

Men develop plans and see them through… Real men are more concerned with where you are going than how you back that ass up!!! Men don’t shack up – If a man believes you are good enough to have sex with; he also believes you are good enough to marry. Men develop plans for success… Men marry the women they want to be partners with…– Men build homes and raise families… Men raise children and teach responsibility… Men promise only what they can deliver – and they deliver on their promises.

Real men do not abuse women and children…Real men are not violent…Violence is a sign of intellectual weakness and fear… Men learn to manage conflict in a logial manner…They are not excited by drama… Real men respect the mothers of their children….Real men demand respect and know how to give respect.

Men take care of families… Real men change diapers and provide child care… Real men know how to cook and how to nurture children because those are natural elements of life, living and adulthood…

Real men don’t need a Superior Court judge to tell them to support their children…

Sisters, Whenever we subtract negativity from our life, we increase positivity…

Do not spend the currency of your time and life on things that do not matter or people who cannot appreciate your worth. Don’t be some body’s downtime, spare time, part-time, some time love… a boy cannot be there for you or the family…Boys are not worthy of the time or effort of a strong woman.

Give – but do not permit your self to be abused.

Love – but do not allow your love to be mis-used…

Be trusting but not foolish…

Listen to the voices of those who love you – but don’t lose your own voice.

People who love you want to make you happy in the here and now.Waiting for some one else to please you and make you happy is the best way to be unfulfilled.

Keep people in your life who love you…people who motivate you, people who encourage and inspire you. People who enhance who you are and make you happy.

If you have people in your life who do none of these things – LET THEM GO!!!

To love without reason is not reason enough to love.

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing

L. Abdul-Kenyatta

Jul. 23, 2020

Ella Baker & History


“Many of us have been locked in a educational time block because we have no understanding that the keys to opening the doors of progress and growth lies with the comprehensive understanding of the history of our African American ancestors.”

Today’s African American History Moment

Comes from Ella Baker whose contributions to the growth of African Americans is noted by her firm belief that collectively we can indeed overcome.