Nov. 13, 2019

Provoked Thoughts

"Who owns the mental diversions that keep the middle and lower economic classes focused on activities that keep those in our nation concentrated on things that actually have no redeeming factors on the uplift and benefits of the vast majority of people in this nation? What social strata or economic class of people benefits most from those mental diversions that keep folks concentrated on events that truly don’t uplift the fallen or the economically depressed? Let’s do a simple checklist right now?

Who owns the National Football League Football Teams?
Who owns the National Basketball League Teams?
Who owns the Major League Baseball League Teams?
Who owns the National Hockey League Teams?
Who owns the major entertainment media studios?
Who controls the dispersal of news on the major news mediums?
Who controls the social media markets?

The answer to the majority of the questions posed is the top 1% of this nation. It is to their benefit to keep the remaining 99% of us mentally occupied on things that truly don’t actually create an uplift in economic benefit. The question I ask is are we are in danger or are the majority of in danger being issue-oriented deprived. Which makes it easy for the majority of our nation to be complacent in our own destruction."

Nov. 13, 2019

Who Is This? You Certainly Should Know

I wonder how many Black Americans can identify the name Sargent Issac Woodard, and the incident of violent injustice that adversely affected his life for the remainder of his life in 1946? The incident occurred 9 years before Emmitt Till’s murder in 1955, 9 years before the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and 2 years before the armed forces of this nation were totally integrated. This horrendous act of savage violence perpetrated by a southern law enforcement officer against this black soldier who was just honorably discharged for serving his nation shocked the nation’s black communities. The attack on Sargent Woodward’s moved many black community leaders to demand justice from President Harry Truman which ultimately led to his issuing Executive Order 9981 which eliminated segregation in the nation’s military branches. So today news asks the question and answered it for about who is Sargent Issac Woodard. I simply ask that you do the job of finding more knowledge about what physical impairment he suffered as a result of his confrontation with southern injustice in February 1946.

Nov. 13, 2019

Do Your Own Research Don’t Let Hollywood Do It For You

"Six years ago the story of Solomon Northrop’s book 12 Years A Slave was released as a movie. I was ambivalent about going to see the movie. Why? Because I was tried of watching movies released by white majority owned studios depicting the enslavement of my ancestors.

Well, my revelation was why and the hell are black communities subjected to this onslaught of movies that show black Americans subjected to constantly seeing our ancestors being placed as slaves. Very few historical movies show blacks rising up and taking down the oppressive forces of white supremacy.

Why are we paying money to majority owned studios to generate revenue, while few of those generated dollars end back into the black communities. I am tired of seeing movies based on evil forced on my ancestors. The first important factor is this; all Black Americans should get into these movies free. So sorry movie studios but I can't and won’t do it. i won't spend a single dollar to support these fictional depictions that honestly don’t truthfully create a realism, but a contrived script to meet the time constraints of a movie.

First and foremost every American who is a descendant of our enslaved people should have some incentive to see these movies. Second, revenues should be reverted back to the black communities. This essay is timely now because the movie Harriett is currently in screens across this country. The major benefactors will be Focus Films and Comcast. Again, we are being asked to see a embattled legion of slaves enduring punishment while the white masters raked in the revenues and even save the day for Harriet Tubman. No, I need a different formula of black historical depictions.

For this black man I'll just have to remember the stories my Daddy told me his ancestors told him about the real thing. I’ll do my own reading and research to learn the whole stories. I can't buy into this scheme to take my monies to see these atrocities.

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Nov. 12, 2019

Remembering The Greatest Female Track Star Of All Time

June 23, 1940 The Birth Of A Black Goddess "Wilma Rudolph" Notes and a Poem November 12, 1994. #theblackmanwhoreadsaloud

Wilma Rudolph was born June 23, 1940 in Clarksdale, Tennessee, she passed at the age of 54 on November 12, 1994, in Nashville, Tennessee.

In Rome during the 1960 Olympics Wilma Rudolph defied the odds and obstacles that life had already placed before her. She was born with bone ailments at birth so restrictive that she had to wear braces to strengthen her bones and joints. So even before she put on her track cleats Wilma Rudolph had physical obstacles she had to overcome. Overcome them Wilma Rudolph did and she eventually ended up on the famous Tennessee State Tiger Belles track team. The team that was coached by the famous Ed Temple. Ed Temple was selected to be the United States Women’s Track and Field Coach at 1960 Olympiad in Rome, Italy. Ed Temple’s secret weapon was the beautiful, cat quick Wilma Rudolph.

It was the 1969 Rome Olympics that featured a young black man from Louisville, Kentucky who would go on to worldwide fame later in his professional career, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay). However, it was Wilma Rudolph who stole the show in Rome. Some say her world class performance in the birthplace of the Olympics was one of the greatest if not the greatest performances by any female in the Olympic history. Miss Wilma Rudolph was deemed a magnificent black queen of exceptional talent on the international tracks she ruled with athletic excellence. The Italians called her La Gazelle Nera (“The Black Gazelle”) while the French called he La Perle Noire (“The Black Pearl”). Bigoted Whites folks in her home nation of America simply called Wilma Rudolph that fast nigger girl. Well, let’s say Wilma Rudolph was great beyond reproach in many of our black homes after her performance in Rome in 1960.

This poem was written to salute Wilma Rudolph on her birthday and I bring it back on her anniversary of passing onto that eternal track.

The memory is so clear of the black gazelle streaking down the track
This black ebony goddess born with Mercury’s wings
Once Wilma’s legs started to churn the black track’s surface was surely about to burn
Wilma was said to be the french version of a precious black pearl
However in her own country Wilma treatment by White America was consistently stern
Yet that didn’t stop Wilma from getting all the gold in Rome she earned
You see Wilma was never too shy but Wilma was definitely fly
Racial hatred couldn’t make Wilma break down or cry
If you ever spoke to Wilma she place you on a natural high
You see even off the track Wilma Rudolph’s grace never allowed her to feel be out of place
Wilma never was shook
Wilma’s pride was never took
Wilma’s life indeed was an open book
That why Wilma Rudolph’s life still deserves a second look
You see Wilma knew victory couldn’t be achieved without some struggle
Wilma Rudolph could truly fly
Wilma’s soul now is in heaven riding high
This Black Goddess born with Mercury’s wings now looking over black girls future dreams


Nov. 11, 2019

God Made You Warriors

So many photos of blacks who served in the armed forces being celebrated. In many cases serving a nation that refuses still to serve them even now, while they served a nation with honor. Don’t be sleep and don’t be sheep. God made you warriors not America’s armed forces they simply sharpened the blade.