Oct. 26, 2021

Jake Green: The Federal Writer's Project : A Blackman's Knowledge Journey

Today, we read the words and recollections of Jake Green who had a heap of unkies who worked to please the masters and not themselves. I visit the Alabama Slave Narratives and gain more knowledge on the oppression of our enslaved ancestors.

Oct. 25, 2021

Henry Garry Alabama Slave Narratives: Federal Writer's Project

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud continues his personal journey through the Federal Writer's Project, Alabama Slave Narratives as I read aloud the recollections in his words of Henry Garry, from Birmingham, Alabama.

Oct. 24, 2021


Many in the industry — from retail store owners, consumers, franchisees and executives — have expressed concern that only 5 percent of sneaker retailers in America are Black, in a market primarily developed by black athletes and entertainers. Sneakers brought in over $70,000,000,000.00 in 2020 which means that in a market almost exclusively developed by blacks only $3,500,000,000 was sold by black sneaker retailers that is a significant economic market gap that needs to be rectified. REPARATIONS!

Oct. 21, 2021


"Den de Ol' Marster had to find clothes an' shoes for us, but now us has to scuffle an' git dem de bes' way us can."
Days of Reconstruction were no better for the freed ancestor than the enslaved ancestor. I continue my personal journey through the recollections of our enslaved ancestors recorded during the Federal Writer's Project, Alabama Slave Narratives. REPARATIONS!

Oct. 20, 2021

Charles Hayes & Gabe Hines Alabama Slave Narratives

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud takes his personal journey through the Federal Writer's Project, Alabama Slave Narratives. Today we visit with Mr. Hines and Mr. Hayes who both live during and after slavery.

But, li'l Missy, dey's a big dif'ence in bein' po' an' qual'ty and' bein' jes po' white trash.