Mar. 28, 2020

Gone But Never Forgotten

With passing of Dr. Joseph Lowery yesterday the majority of the hard guard leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has passed on. In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fresh from the victory in the Montgomery Alabama Bus Boycott called together 59 ministers to form an organization that was dedicated to the nonviolent direct action movement of gaining civil and equal rights for African Americans throughout the nation especially in the southern states. These men became the vanguard of the movement and the SCLC became an organization that would rival any civil rights organization nationwide. The names of SCLC Leadership that have passed on include Ralph Abernathy, Benjamin Hooks, James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Dorothy Cotton, Coretta King, Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin, Fred Shuttlesworth, Joseph Lowery, and of course Martin Luther King Jr. There remains few names of the SCLC vanguard from the late 50s’ to the late 60s’, still alive are Andrew Young, Jessie Jackson, and James Lawson. So today in honor of those who passed and to Joseph Lowery, I present a photographic salute to those who have passed on. You can learn a lot about perseverance, determination and dedication to a cause by learning about the history of these great black men and women.

Mar. 28, 2020

Asa Randolph

Whatever this nation provides people of color must be taken because what our ancestors rightfully earned was never paid to them. Our ancestors sweat and blood was paid back not in wealth or power. The only payment given to our ancestors was the demand from the institutions they built for more sacrifices, more sweat, and more blood. While those who prospered gained immeasurable wealth our ancestors were granted immeasurable pain.


Mar. 27, 2020

Black History Through Images

I honor our past ancestors through Tupac and the images on my blog

Mar. 26, 2020

Stop The Spread Wash Your Hands

If antiseptic soap is essential to stopping the spread of the coronavirus why are we being charged for it? Shouldn't there be stations all over the nation giving this life-saving soap away?

Mar. 25, 2020

WHY REPARATIONS? Facts About Abuse

As late as 1855, a female slave in Missouri charged with killing her master was convicted and hanged in the face of compelling evidence that he had repeatedly raped her and that she was defending not only her honor but her life. Because black females (slave or free) were said to be chronically wanton—enslaved, in effect, to their own lusts—they were granted no protection from laws that shielded white women from being “defiled . . . by force, menace, or duress.” An enslaved woman was credited with a culpable will if she was accused of committing a crime, but when a sexual crime was committed against her, she was regarded, in the words of the scholar Saidiya Hartman, as “will-less and always willing.” She was treated as a person when she transgressed but as property when she was transgressed against.

The War Before The War From America’s Revolution To The Civil War