Jul. 7, 2021

Using Juneteenth Strategically In 2022

"We simply don't need to go the Nation's Capital to hear a day of pontificating black speakers and we surely don't to hear any conciliatory speeches asking for changes we deserve.. What we need is for Multi-Millions of Black American to go to Washington DC and demand what is rightfully ours, reparations, not later, but right now and no acceptance of the usual Congressional response of waiting for the right time because that time is right now. If a couple thousand white folks on January 6, 2021 can hype federal and state government officials to endorse taking away black voting rights without even making that specific demand. Just think about the vision globally of millions of black folks circling the Capitol and demanding real change economically and judicially. The key is not having damn speeches from podiums but a mass demonstration to affect the changes necessary to break this cycle of oppression, repression, and suppression of black communities across this nation. No, I have a dream moments, no justice or else moments but just demanding what is rightfully ours. Maybe we should schedule it for June 19, 2022 because our black communities didn’t ask for day off. Our black communities demanded for a debt owed. With the 2022 midterms coming let’s shake this shit up politically. This action would coincide with the 200th anniversary of Denmark Vesey’s plot to end enslavement in Charleston, South Carolina and possibly the entire nation that held our ancestors in bondage."

Jul. 7, 2021

Isaiah Butler Poignant Words About Oppression Federal Writer's Project (1936-38)

The Federal Writer’s Project journey continues with the reading about Isaiah Butler’s difficult experiences from slavery to freedom.

Jul. 7, 2021

Black American History Celebrating Leroy Satchel Paige’s 115th Birthday

Leroy Satchel Paige was in my opinion the greatest professional baseball player in this nation’s history. You name the player Babe Ruth, Willie May, Cy Young, Nolan Ryan, Barry Bonds, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and so many more and Satchel surpassed them on the baseball diamond. At a time when the baseball was by far the most popular sport in this nation. Players such as Paige were barred from the playing in the major leagues. Players like Paige had to craft their amazing skills on the backwoods fields of small town America. Players like Paige were forced to go to Latin America to be treated as equals to white players on the winter circuit. Players like Paige weren't able to earn major league salaries because of the color of their skin. Satchel Paige came to the major leagues not at the apex of his baseball career but towards its finality. Yet, Satchel Paige did amazing things nevertheless.
In 1965 on a September night Satchel Paige, did something that should never be forgotten. Leroy Paige at the age of 59, or 65, or 69 pitched 3 innings against the Boston Red Sox. Paige retired 9 of 10 batters and allowed only one hit. Listen as I read an article that appeared on the 50th anniversary of that feat today. The article appeared in the Kansas City Star and was written by sports reporter the Sam Mellinger. I know many young people don’t know the name Leroy Satchel Paige but he is a legend in our illustrious African American history.

Jul. 6, 2021

My Personal Journey Through The Federal Writer’s Project

These stories from our enslaved ancestors was the result of interacting between the researchers of the Federal Writer’s Project and those black ancestors held in bondage. This is a continuation of my daily blog posts. Stay with through this momentous journey.

Jul. 5, 2021


Stokely Speaks about the 4th and American Independence