Jun. 2, 2019

The Next Book On The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project

Starting Sunday, June 2, 2019, I will begin reading cover to cover in one-hour chunks this comprehensive history of the complete destruction of the Black Greenwood Community in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 31, 1921. Join me on my Facebook Page Joseph Shelton Hall. You can either view it live or simply wait until after 7 PM to view it recorded.

Jun. 2, 2019

November 20, 1967

I just completed reading the special insert from Newsweek Magazine dated November 20, 1967, on The Blackman's Read Aloud Aloud. It took three 1 hour plus sessions to read it in its entirety. If you ever want to get a clear snapshot view of white media's interpretation of the African American in this nation this is a great perspective. Although, the article appeared 52 years ago many of the same challenges still confront our black urban communities in 2019.

Jun. 1, 2019

Rest In Mercy

Rest in Mercy Little Lady
The Sickness Of This Society Takes No Prisoners Even The Most Innocent Are Subject Vile Acts Of Others


Jun. 1, 2019

It's Not The Bullet, Or The Gun, It's The Sickness In The Mind

It seems that indiscriminate mass killings are as American as apple pie. Disrespect me and I'll get my guns and take out you, and everyone near you, it even doesn't matter if they disrespected me or not. The goal is mass destruction of all humanity within the range of my killing instruments. This philosophy of not going out of this world alone, deciding that I must take out other is despicable.

In addition, I don't care to hear all this politico mumbo jumbo talk about gun control being the solution to these atrocious acts of murderous rage. Because guns don't kill people, mentally sick people kill people. So until you eliminate the psychological sickness that seems to be pervasive in our society today. These acts will continue to occur with regularity.

What makes it so easy for an individual to pull the trigger multiple times? Do they visualize the enormous pain and terror they will inflict before the act? Do they really have an immunity that makes murdering easy for them to digest? I hate to have to create provoked thoughts about personal craziness but until these acts cease I will continue to address them on my blog.

This nation will never absolve itself of these events of killing rampages until the nation finds ways to diagnosis and heal the hate-filled killers. Politicians are so linked to the lobbies that manufacture these weapons of mass destruction that they truly can't be trusted to look after our interest. So, the next act of murderous rage is already formulating in someone's sick mind right now. The only think that this individual is waiting for is the spark to ignite the madness. Who will be the next victims, you, me, someone you love. We cannot ascertain the future victims but we must find a way to point out the next person who is ready to create a reign of personal terror.

May. 31, 2019

America Is In Need Of Love Today

"The psychological sickness that is pervasive in this country is so troubling. I mean the ease that killings are reported and forgotten seems to utterly disturbing. Yet 12 murdered today in Virginia Beach will be exceeded possibly this weekend in any major urban city. So many Americans are seemingly immune to the daily killings, why don’t these acts of murder awaken them from this slumber of indifference? What is wrong America, is the visibility of imagined on-screen murders make the reality of real murder acceptable? Does the hate that divides us make the murders acceptable? As Stevie Wonder wrote in a song in the Talking Book album “Love is in need of love today”, America is in need of love today.