Jan. 28, 2020

The Next Selection

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His Life and Times
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Sharing The Magnificence of Our Black Heroes

Jan. 27, 2020


In 1994 Kweisi Mfume was the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. Mfume also supported the draconian 1994 Crime Bill that was authored by the Democratic President Bill Clinton. This bill eventually lead to the mass incarceration of black men across the country. The impact of that bill is still being felt today. How many black families were destroyed nationwide due mass incarceration? My question is simply this, if black communities are not giving Joe Biden a pass for his support of the bill. Why does Mfume get a pass? Mfume was in a leadership position and he certainly could’ve been instrumental in stopping this legislation in the House.

If I was living in Baltimore right now, although I went to Morgan State University with Mr. Mfume. I simply couldn’t support his candidacy to replace the late Elijah Cummings. That affirmative vote for the 1994 Crime Bill should be held against him. Add that to the incidents that occurred while Mfume was President of the NAACP. It would seemingly disqualify Mfume to have another shot in Congress in 2020.

However, since most Baltimore voters are not conscious of the historical negativity related to the 1994 Crime Bill. Mfume’s name recognition will most likely draw a higher percentage of voters to support him. Think before you vote and then consider the impact that 1994 Crime Bill had on our black communities across the country. Do you think a supporter of that bill deserves your black vote?

Jan. 26, 2020

In A Blink Of An Eye

In a blink of an eye, you can become society’s memory.
Rest In Peace
Kobe Bryant
Compassion and strength
To all of the people who loved and depended on you.
Your passion and desire to excel may have been extinguished on a California hillside this morning
But the wins and records you achieved on the basketball courts across the globe will live on for infinity
The girls that Vanessa and you born into this world will create the lasting imprint of your love of family.
Learning that your oldest daughter died with you is so disheartening
It makes the darkening despair of family and friends all the more desperate
But joy comes in morning and light of the sun still shines bright
In someway our mighty God will make this right
Fame maybe fleeting for it because it was never meant to last forever
Life maybe shorten by circumstances beyond our control
But one thing is undeniable was you, Kobe Bryant bottled up all your life into a bottle and shared it with the world
For that we can all be thankful
That this planet was graced by your presence
Rest In Peace
Rest in Grace
Know that not many in this world could maintain your pace.
In a blink of an eye
Less than one half a ring around that old tree
You are gone forever more now only videos and old captured box scores
See you later my brother
Rest in Power and Glory
Kobe Bryant 8/23/78- 1/26/2020

Jan. 25, 2020


I just binge watched the Netflix documentary PANDEMIC. I wonder why our government spends so much money on military armaments? When the most elusive enemies are viral contingents that are capable of erasing millions of human lives in one swell swoop. We spend the cost of 1/2 a battleship on battling these viral enemies of mass human destruction. As the earth continues to warm up viral pathogens that have been frozen and forgotten for thousands of years are about to be a real threat to humanity’s existence. While we do have scientists creating vaccines for strains of influenza as far back as 1934. I wonder who is investing funds in battling those pathogens that may be thousands of years old? Because they are coming and birds that currently carry today’s viral weapons will be the delivery mechanism for those viruses. I cannot imagine a virus strain killing 100’s of millions of humans but it is extremely possible. It is the price mankind may pay for the destruction of the environment and global warming that is melting the polar caps. I simply am frightened by the enormity of this potentially lethal enemy so microscopically small but more dangerous than any fleet of armed battleships. Everyone needs to understand the dangers of a viral attack on mankind that could wipe out 20% of humanity in one season of death and destruction. It’s the most scary reality show that is real germs that are waiting in the hidden corners of the globe waiting to attack us without warning.

Jan. 24, 2020

66 This Weekend

It begins the weekend of my 66th Birthday Celebration 1/26/1954@12:14 AM ...... I came into this world before breaking the sound barrier, Sputnik, a trip and a walk on the moon, Thurgood’s work, Brown versus the Board of Education, the end of Jim Crow, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker and the Twist, James Brown and his splits, The Primes and the Primettes who became the Temptations and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and Hitsville, Emmitt Till and Rosa Parks, Sitting At The Back Of The Bus, no rights, Go-Go Music, Stokely, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Black Power, Equal Education, Vietnam, Free Love, Hippies, Legal Blunts, Gay Rights, The Ballot or The Bullet, I Have a Dream, I woke up to a nightmare, assassins shots for Medgar, JFK, Malcolm, Martin and both Bobby’s, Hutton and Kennedy, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, Ted Kennedy’s five and Mary Jo’s demise, the white flight from the cities, the drug flight into the cities, Marvin Gaye,What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Jim Croce, Iota Phi Theta, Morgan State "University", Johnny U’s 3 rings, Joe Montana’s 3 rings, Tom Brady’s 6 rings, Bill Russell’s 11 rings, Wilt’s 100, Kareem’s points, Kobe’s drive, Jordan’s brand, Shaq’’s power, Elgin’s grace, West’s shot, Lebron’s force, Soul Train, BET, Ali’s no, Ali’s worldwide glow,Obama’s birth, Lizzo’s girth, Jimi’s spiral, Jimi’s denial, black fists raised, Bob Gibson’s gaze, Jackie’s Hall of Fame induction, Frank’s triple, Sandy’s dominance, Willie’s prominence, Hammering Hank, Roberto’s Arm, Bullet Bob, Carl Lewis’s control, Bob Beamon’s leap, Usain Bolt’s jolt, all the PED’s, all the cheats, Nixon’s demise, Obama’s prize, 4 dead in O Hi O, 4 dead at Sunday schools, crazed whites(still crazy), no reparations, sorry John Conyers, Fannie Lou still a sharecropper who became a justice builder, crack cocaine, secretly made lo mein, my three wives, my sons births, Skyler Rose who came into my life in the Fall it immediately began my Spring,bank accounts, sold homes and bills to pay, a blog to build, a book to read, yet through it all I have survived hoping to see another 66 and the wonders that I will behold.Peace and Love my Friends Peace and Love