Sep. 25, 2019


I just had to post this photo

Sep. 25, 2019

Facts: The Impeachment Of Donald Trump Begins November 3, 2020

"It's in your hands or should I say the hands and minds of the voters of the Electoral College. On November 3, 2020, Americans will go to the polls to elect the next President of the United States. Well, not elect the next President but the Electoral College voters who will meet on December 14, 2020, to adhere to constitution provisions of voting for the next man/woman who will serve as Chief Executive for the next four years. The individual who secures or surpasses 270 Elector votes on November 3, 2020, will or should be elected by Electoral College on December 14, 2020. So Please Understand This Fact If You Want To See Donald Trump Impeached Make Sure That On November 3, 2020, You Vote To Impeach Him Personally.

"I wonder with all this talk of impeachment how many Americans really understand the process? The Senate impeaches not the House Of Representative's folks. The House simply inquires and recommends. Which party controls the Senate? That’s right Mitch McConnell’s party and who is the President Of The Senate? That’s right Vice President Pence. So why are so many folks excited about Trump being impeached? Unless something highly unusual happens like Trump is caught with a smoking gun he’ll be the President in 2020. So if you want Trump gone make sure the so-called battleground states that elected him in 2016 don’t re-elect in 2020. Americans can impeach Trump in the election booth, not in the Senate chambers."

As Adam Clayton Powell Jr. remarked so eloquently about the power of the people in this nation, "it's in your hands, certainly not in the hands of Mitch McConnell's Republican colleagues in this Senate"."

Sep. 24, 2019

Provoked Thought Too Many Games

"As much as I thoroughly enjoyed viewing NFL football games growing up. I can say with complete candor I have lost most of my interest in the NFL now. I loved the game when I was a young boy growing up in Baltimore. Now, not so much. It's not the same game I was attached to then. Of course, the reasons why the game has changed are recognizable. The injuries that the players suffered playing the game were significant. Many of the players I grew up with paid the ultimate price for what indeed was a game. I mean severe brain trauma, severe muscle tears, and bone damage, addiction to narcotics. You name it players like John Mackey, Bubba Smith, Merlin Olsen, Deacon Jones, Gale Sayers, Earl Campbell, Junior Seau, Joe Greene, Johnny Unitas, and all the great ones suffered after the ball was deflated and the cleats were taken off. I didn't know about the damage the game had done to these players because the owners kept those secrets safe and close to the vest. Now, as the game for the owners has prospered financially I simply cannot watch entire an entire NFL game because the game I grew to love looks nothing like the game that is played on Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights. The game at one time was a unique experience but now it has become simply a diversionary form of entertainment that sways the public away from the serious issues that are facing the nation. At one time the major issues still resounded in this nation because the games were simply one day per week. Now the leagues are neverending with a myriad of networks clued into the league. We didn't have anything like fantasy leagues we seemed to love the players personally and performance wasn't gauged by some analytical formula. I mean now players aren't personal they are statistical formulas geared specifically to some weird set of fantasy numbers. Who in the hell invented fantasy football? Now, fantasy football has overtaken professional football in terms of viewer participation. Who remembers the Heidi Bowl? Who remembers when the New York Jets were playing the Oakland Raiders and NBC cut away from the game to show The Wonderful World of Disney? That isn't even possible now because the games are seemingly available in multiple formats across different forms of media. The actual games aren't as exciting because if you play the rugged game of the 60s', 70s, 80s' and 1990s' you will be banned from participation. I think that I outgrew the game that I once loved. I think that the game I loved simply didn't survive because it has been overexposed. I don't know maybe the NFL does have a shelf life like the Roman Games in the earliest of times. The brutality of those games couldn't survive and the brutality of the NFL won't be able to survive. Whatever is the case I long for a time when our communities could be issue-oriented and still be passionate about the NFL on Sundays. Right now this nation cares way too much about games and not enough about the issues that are crushing our very existence."

Sep. 23, 2019

The Amazing Amzie Moore A Fearless Warrior For Justice

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud Hour Project
Reading About​ The ​Life Of Amazing Amzie Moore
One Of America's Most Fearless Men

Today would've been the 108th birthday of Amzie Moore. This amazing Blackman who absolutely turned the state of Mississippi on its heels. Mr. Moore almost singlehandedly kept the dream of voting and freedom alive in the Mississippi Delta. He was fearless, strategic, and relentless in his drive to bring down the inequalities that existed for Blacks in the State of Mississippi.

Not many people in our nation had the inner desire for democratic change that energized Amzie Moore. That is why it is imperative that we understand his importance and honor his life's contributions. As I read and remember Amzie Moore on the day of his birth, September 23, 1911. I do so with pride that men like Amzie Moore existed because without these warriors. Our black communities could still be facing enormous barriers.

So on this Monday, I ask only that all who listen to my voice simply give a moment of reflection to the life sacrifices of Amzie Moore. That we all search within ourselves for the same energies that drove Amzie Moore. So that one day all racial hatred and inequality will be erased from this nation.​

Sep. 22, 2019

The Litany of Atlanta September 22-25, 1906 "W.E.B. Dubois"

113 years ago one of the most race induced white mob attacks in America's sordid history occurred in Atlanta, Georgia. WEB Dubois was caught in the middle of the white racist rage that was perpetrated against the black citizens of Atlanta, Georgia. The riot was initiated with the support of the city's major newspaper The Atlanta Constitution. Today, The Blackman Who Reads Aloud revisits that horrific onslaught that caused our black ancestors to be murdered, maimed, lynched, and injured for the simple reason of the color of their skin. We must learn our history and fully comprehend its meaning if we are ever going to be able to forge a true path to full equality in this nation any time soon. Reparations Now!