May. 31, 2021

The Plan Was Strategic Destruction

In the Greenwood community on May 30, 1921, the day before the white mobs destroyed the community it was estimated that the black dollar circulated 19 times before it left that blossoming community. By June 1, 1921, the entire 1 square mile town of Greenwood was erased from the map. It was burned to the ground because of bigotry and blatant racism of thousands of whites who viciously mobbed and looted that historic community.

Now, 100 years later on May 31, 2021, that same black dollar circulates an average of 6 hours, 360 minutes, or 21, 600 seconds in our black communities. How can our black communities build any wealth without a functioning economy within our communities?

Can I ask this one question to my black social media community today? Is that lack of black economic power considered progress or a case of abject failure?

May. 30, 2021

We Cannot Win A Battle Against Ourselves Put Down The Gun Son!

This weekend in Baltimore isn't any different than the weekends Malcolm X described in Harlem in 1957. Malcolm spoke of the harm we intend on each other while our true enemy lies in wake gleefully celebrating our own acts of violence that kill our brothers. The only difference is the killers are using knives, razors or the infamous Saturday Night Specials in 1957 to inflict the harm. Now it's semiautomatics and even more deadly clips that do the harm. Today's headlines in the Baltimore SunPapers tell the tale of a depressed, distressed and absolutely out of control black community that has declared war on itself. Five men killed, several injured in Baltimore City shootings over Memorial Day 2021 weekend so far, police say. This so sad and apparently the only people that care are the friends and families of the victims and even some of those don't show the emotions that are powerful enough to alleviate pain and stop this mindless killing.

May. 30, 2021

Ralph Bunche Racism Against Blacks Can Be Overcome, Can It?

In his years as a Howard University professor in the 1930s, Ralph J. Bunche subscribed to Marxist ideas.  However by 1949 Bunche was Acting United Nations Mediator for Palestine and had become much more conservative.  His then contemporary views were reflected in a commencement address given at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on May 30, 1949.

May. 29, 2021

Provoked Thoughts: Memorial Day For Black Americans

"Tomorrow, Memorial Day, when you celebrate those military members who served their country with the ultimate sacrifice. I ask that you remember our black ancestors who choose to serve the United States and protect it from enemies on foreign shores. Only to come home from those battles safe as they fought for the defense of democracy. Only to have their families terrorized, and to be murdered by domestic enemies. Some of our ancestors who served valiantly on foreign shores were murdered on this nation's supposed sacred grounds while still wearing the uniforms of the branches of the military in which our ancestors served. The white murderous mobs who hide behind the symbols of patriotism and carried out their hate-filled agenda had the absolute support of this nation's federal, state, and local governments. Many were never prosecuted, many of guilty who were prosecuted walked away because the juries who were supposed to defend the principles of our Constitution ignored those principles because the victims of these brutal crimes were black and thus deserved no justice. In every military engagement this country faced our black ancestors answered the call to defend this nation against their enemies. Only to come back from these battles to face the ultimate enemy of of people white power oppression against the people of color. So, please understand that many of our ancestors lives were taken after these international, and national battles by the very souls for our ancestors were tasked to defend. Think about that as you celebrate Memorial Day. The Pittsburgh Courier initiated the Double V Campaign during World War ll, victory over there against the Axis Powers and victory over here against racism and oppression. It seems that our ancestors have been battling that Double V Campaign for as long as this nation has held us as captive souls."

May. 28, 2021

BLM Was It All A Gimmick To Luxury (Copy And Paste)

After reading this article I had this image come into my mind. Damn