Nov. 11, 2019

Veterans Day Salute To Our Soldiers For Civil and Social Justice

Sammy Younge Jr. was not killed on any foreign land defeating the messengers of international hate and oppression. He wasn't killed during either of the World Wars. Nor did Sammy Younge die in Korea or Vietnam fighting the supposed red communist scourge that was threatening democracy in the Far East. Sammy Younge Jr. didn't receive a Medal of Honor, Silver Star, or the Navy Cross for his sacrifice.

Sammy Younge Jr. was murdered in cold calculated blood in the soil of the land that was supposed to be the symbol of free democracy. What was the reason for Sammy Younge Jr.'s murder? He was murdered because he simply needed to use the restroom in a Tuskegee, Alabama gas station. That's right, Sammy Younge Jr. who sacrificed his kidney while in service to his country. He was murdered on January 3, 1966, because he attempted the unthinkable in a white racist society, trying to use a whites-only restroom.

So today's Veteran’s Day tribute is the story of Sammy Younge Jr. murder. I could've chosen a black military soldier but Sammy Younge was a soldier, a soldier for justice. He represents all the other slain black soldiers murdered in this nation on the soli of their birth simply attempting to gain the citizenship and social rights promised to them by the Constitution of the United States. Still, today soldiers are being murdered and deprived of liberty, freedom, and justice some 53 years since Sammy Younge Jr.'s ultimate sacrifice.

Many of those names we know many of those names we don'. However, it is imperative that remember that soldiers performed heroic acts of courage on the battlefields of social and civil justice. Those battlefields were named Greenwood, Selma, Chicago, Detroit,Houston, Washington, Harlem, Los Angeles, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Jackson, and many more towns nameless of the victims. Because these struggles were covered up by the injustice of white supremacy's acts of wanton violence.​ We have dual veterans who defied the hate that directed at them on foreign shores and defied the hate directed at them on American shores. Dual veterans in the fight against injustice.

Nov. 11, 2019

Brother’s Story Veterans Day

"“For so many years I've been conflicted about Veterans Day because I know that I must honor the many Black Americans who have served our nation gallantly. However, I also feel that had it not been for the Vietnam War my Brother Ralph Hall would most likely lived out a fantastic life. Yet it was in the barracks prior to going to the war that some idiot playing with a M16 fired off a round hitting my brother by mistake. He wasn't killed but he wasn't the same after that. He came from Vietnam addicted to heroin lost and out of touch. He ended up in the penal system. He fought his demons all his life until those demons finally took his life. My brother wasn't perfect but he was extremely intelligent his IQ measured off the charts and he never really was challenged in school. By the time he left this world he had a master degree and drug habit that he was never really able to beat. So every Veterans Day I honor the veterans who have protected my freedom to be able to write this post. Yet, I feel that my government put my Brother in a un winnable situation and for that I cannot give them a pass.
RIP RALPH MARSHALL HALL I miss you dearly. America hasn’t treated its black veterans with the respect they deserved. For many black men in the armed forces the battles on foreign were not as difficult as the battles faced in the nation they were supposed to be protected. The Double Victory Campaign victory against the oppression of the Axis Power and victory against this nation, America’s oppressive white supremacy, so understand your history and don’t be so easily tricked by deception and illusions caused by our history being carpeted by those who would choose to deceive us.“"

Nov. 9, 2019

Who's Your Daddy?

Who's Your Daddy A&T?

The Bears, The Bears That's Right The Morgan State University Bears

Morgan State needs to play North Carolina A&T every week during the football season. If we did we'd certainly end up in Atlanta for the Celebration Bowl

Nov. 9, 2019

#blackintegrity Hands Off Our Queens

Our Sisters Are Truly Queens Hands Off

I say this as a Black man, husband, father, and brother: Black men keep your hands off of women. This madness has to stop. If you are angry, walk away. This domestic violence madness has to stop. Man the hell up. Life is tough as it is without you deciding to physically assault someone's child. Stop preying on our sisters. No parent should have to receive that call. We are better than this. Prison isn't where we want you, but you are making reservations for a room on your own. Stop the madness.

Walter Fields
Publisher North Star

Nov. 9, 2019


My Friend, Morgan State University Alum, Walter Fields wrote this today and it spoke to me. So, today Walter Fields is my guest blogger.

We must restore #BlackIntegrity.

I see Black men killing Black women and Black children and youth murdered by their peers. I don't care what anyone else is doing, we must restore #BlackIntegrity. I see preachers living in prosperity pastoring churches situated in poverty. #BlackIntegrity matters. I hear music that offends, insults and shames the culture. Restore #BlackIntegrity Our elders are disrespected. Where is #BlackIntegrity The Black middle class bathes in materialism and excess. Where is #BlackIntegrity We bury our children and our future in graves. Our elected officials celebrate themselves. We must restore #BlackIntegrity.

We must, we can be...better. #BlackIntegrity