Jan. 5, 2020

James Baldwin's Letter To His Nephew January 1, 1963 The Fire Next Time

On the centennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation​, James Baldwin wrote this letter to his then 15-year-old nephew it is a letter that every American should read no matter their color or creed. Its contents are still relevant today 57 years after it was first published in Jame Baldwin's powerful book The Fire Next Time. We all must understand the savagery​ and senselessness of racism and bigotry​. Otherwise, we doomed continuing to repeat the insanity of racial hatred. The very time I thought I was lost, My dungeon shook and my chains fell off. Go to my blog for today's posting In His Words My Voice. Racism continues to spreads it wings and stains the fabric of this nation. When will it end? When will those who feed the savage beast of racism cut off its food supply?

Jan. 4, 2020

January 5, 1943 George Washington Carver

Born sometime between January to July 1865, George Washington Carver is said by many historians as the greatest inventor in the history of mankind. Mr. Carver along with Booker T. Washington put a small Alabama town on the map as a place where incredible advances in science and industrial were being created.
George Washington Carver was indeed a remarkable man. His platitudes, his achievements are some of the most significant of all-time. The work that George Washington Carver performed in the laboratories at Tuskegee Institute defined his scientific greatness. His work related to agricultural science made his one on the most sought after scientist in modern times. The Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford modeled the mass production of the Model T Ford after an idea that was proposed by George Washington Carver. The very peanut butter sandwich you may have enjoyed today came from the mind of George Washington Carver. The survival and maintenance in developing farming productive land strategies was designed in the mind of one George Washington Carver. Finding a recording or speech by this scientific genius is rare. So today on the anniversary of his death on January 5, 1943. I will read some of his most historic quotes.

In this salutation of George Washington Carver, I will voice many of his most famous quotes like:

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well George, that's more nearly your size.' And he told me.

There are so many more quotes that defined his greatness. Listen to The Blackman Who Reads Aloud pay tribute to this remarkable man who along with Booker T. Washington put the great Tuskegee Institute on the educational map as one of the most powerful colleges in this nation's history.​

We do know that he passed away on January 5, 1943. Today I salute the magnificence of Dr. Carver's brilliance by voicing some of his famous quotes.

Jan. 3, 2020


I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government.

Jan. 3, 2020

Malcolm X On The Vietnam War

It shows the real ignorance of those who control the American power structure. If France, with all types of heavy arms, as deeply entrenched as she was in what was called Indochina, couldn't stay there, I don't see how anybody in their right mind can think the U.S. can get in there — it's impossible. So it shows her ignorance, her blindness, her lack of foresight and hindsight; and her complete defeat in South Vietnam is only a matter of time."

Malcolm X, 1965
On The Vietnam War

Jan. 3, 2020

Looking Back In The Looking Glass

Looking Back In The Looking Glass
“I ain’t got no quarrel with those Vietcong.”
Muhammad Ali