Posts in category "Culture"

We Even Protest Like Slaves

“I freed a thousand slaves and could have freed more if only they knew they were slaves.” (Harriet Tubman)   How governments actually work is so far removed from how they ought to work that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done shall surely bring about his own ruin rather... Read more »

The Christopher Dorner Rebellion of 2013

The Christopher Dorner Rebellion of 2013
Concerning The Christopher Dorner Rebellion of 2013 how will Black History judge the matter? In what might very well be the greatest contribution to the plight of Afro Americans since the end of the Civil Rights Movement, Chris Dorner, in spite of himself, has gone from patriot to mad man in the eyes of the... Read more »

Saving More Than Just One Life

Saving More Than Just One Life
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil then act surprised when its exposed. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I hear no evil. I see no evil. I don’t talk about the evil because the evil lives in/with/among me. In the news recently we’ve had two mothers who... Read more »
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Dr King to President Obama: You don't know me.

Dr King to President Obama: You don't know me.
“Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act”  When one considers the whole of his life’s work, suffering and sacrifice to suggest that The Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr would approve of what this President is doing/has done is absurd as it is equally absurd to suggest that President Obama’s... Read more »

Bad People Will Do Bad Things

Bad People Will Do Bad Things
Jesse Sr. say’s that because there are more gun shops than there are Starbucks, it’s easier to get a gun than it is to get a cup of coffee…Really Jesse?   My Facebook response to a friend…. Consider for a moment two households in an urban environment living on the same block under the same... Read more »

To Serve Our Community And Protect Our Peace

To Serve Our Community And Protect Our Peace
  If as Afro Americans we continue to minimize the impact of the bad behavior of our own that threatens the peace and safety of our communities we wont have to worry about jobs, economic development or anything else, because the savages will drag us down with them. At this point it should be painfully... Read more »
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Fast and Furious Put Guns In The Hands Of Criminals But You Want Me To Surrender Mine?

Fast and Furious Put Guns In The Hands Of Criminals But You Want Me To Surrender Mine?
          First I want to offer my condolences to the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy, including the survivors. May God bless and strengthen you all. I’m not going to exacerbate a sensitive subject nor add insult to injury by using the deaths of 26 people, mostly children, to advance a... Read more »

Stand Your Ground, Malcolm and Me

Stand Your Ground, Malcolm and Me
“… by any means necessary.”—(Malcolm X)   Its so much more than just a slogan on the back of a t-shirt. Its a proclamation of liberty and the reason why the stand your ground law empowers rather than threatens Afro Americans. In the wake of the recent murder of another 17 year old Black male... Read more »

Identity Crisis: Afro American or African American?

Identity Crisis: Afro American or African American?
Who are we, what’s the difference, and why should it matter what we’re called? Although we are members of the same race and share the burdens that come with that distinction, the interests of Africans that migrate to America (African Americans) are more closely aligned to the interests of Mexican immigrants which conflict with the... Read more »
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I Don't Want To Live Like This Anymore

I Don't Want To Live Like This Anymore
Headlines read,  “Alicia Moore Sexually Assaulted Months Before Homicide,” “Store worker shot to death in Gresham neighborhood,” “Police: Robbers hit at least 13 fast food, small businesses on South Side,” “Man held in West Side barbershop shooting.”   My heart bleeds for Alicia Moore and the other at risk youth we leave unprotected. We don’t... Read more »