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  1. Kejanji Brown Jackson, not a Judge 4 ‘Black’ People April 6, 2022 Dear Family, Perhaps you might want to hold your excitement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson becoming a juris for the White Supremacy Court of the divided states of America. In case you are not aware, chose to ignore, or simply do not care about justice for the Black Collective, a former ‘black’ federal judge in Alabama asked Jim Crow Joe Biden not to nominate Jackson to the bench. As we can see, Biden chose the opposite. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/593978-first-black-federal-judge-in-alabama-ask-biden-not-to-nominate/. Following that ignored request, another news article was posted by an Alabama news outlet where the same retired Judge asked President Jim Crow Joe Biden not to appoint Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. https://www.al.com/news/2022/02/alabamas-first-black-federal-judge-tells-biden-don’t-appoint-ketanji-brown-jackson-to-supreme-court.html. It appears that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be a female version of Clarence Thomas. Mitch McConnell got his man Thomas when Biden led the Senate Panel during Thomas’ confirmation and now Brown Jackson gets to become Biden ‘token’ while McConnell is scheming his next move. These White Supremacists only pick safe Negroes who will do their bidding for them in an attempt to fool us. Be not deceived, Brown Jackson is no ‘Justice’ champion for Black People. Read the articles for yourself. We must become citizen journalist who are willing to dig deeper to become better informed before jumping on the bandwagon. If this so-called hearing was really about fairness and justice, then they (the Republicans and Democrats) would have questioned Brown Jackson on this very important case that the retired Judge cited as the reason not to appoint her. Furthermore, they would as asked why a retired federal judge did not think she was a good fit for the highest court in land. Shalom, Iad2bfree.yahoo.com
  2. Anti-lynching Act; Public Law No. 117-107 April 3, 2022 Family, It’s time for us to take a trip back down memory lane, educate ourselves and cease from falling for the banana in the tailpipe. Newsflash: This ‘Act’ is not about justice. It’s another tool by the politicians in Washington to get the collective “Black” community on the Democratic train. The question everyone in the community must ask themselves is ‘Why is Emmett Till’s name attached to the Anti-lynching Act when he was not lynched? The Democrats as well as the Republicans have used our ignorance on our history against us since the first Europeans arrived. Now is the time for us to start confronting these feckless politicians with facts and our own agenda. Last year, President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday. The second question that must be asked is, why another federal holiday supposedly directed toward Black people, when we were not the engine behind the efforts. Immediately after declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday, Mr. Biden traveled to Tulsa, OK and disrespected the memory and legacy of the Greenwood community by not publicly supporting justice for the survivals of the 1921 Massacre. They deserve monetary reparations and restitution which ridded them of a century of generational wealth. This is the behavior pattern of the agents of White Supremacy, be they Republicans or Democrats; to offer empty gestures instead of justice. Just a few days ago, on March 28, 2022 President Biden called for his budget to include $30 billion in mandatory spending to support law enforcement and $773 billion in military spending, a 9.8% increase to bolster support for Ukraine and strengthen deterrence efforts in the Indo-Pacific and across the globe. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/28/biden-bidget-billionaries-tax-police/7186071001. This is Joe Biden doubling down, rather than addressing the demands of the Black grassroots to get rid of qualified immunity for police who murder Black people. Let us not forget that Joe Biden spent more than 40 years sponsoring bills in the Senate to put black men in jail by offering states incentive from the federal government to carry out those policies. This man has not changed and neither has Kamala Harris. On Friday, April 1, 2022 Vice President Harris traveled to Greenville, MS (not sure why). Perhaps she’s taking a page out of Ronald Reagan book who in 1980 traveled to Philadelphia, MS for a photo-op and to give a wink and a nod to the racists that he was on team white supremacy. Reagan like Trump had been lifelong Democrats (whatever that means) and when the opportunity came for them to raise their political profile they changed parties. Although Kamala Harris is not changing parties, she is essentially giving the Black community the middle finger while smiling in our faces. Either, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are stupid, think we are stupid or both. Vice President Harris flew all the way to Mississippi and fell to go the Leflore County location of Money, MS where Emmett Till was abducted, tortured and murdered by ‘domestic terrorists.’ Young people, to set the record straight, Emmett Till was not lynched. As the District Attorney Chatman said in his courtroom speech, “they murdered that boy, and to hide that dastardly, cowardly act, they tied barbed wire to his neck and to a heavy gin fan and dumped him into the river for the turtles and the fish.” http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrails/till/tillaccount.htm/. The Biden Administration, like the Trump Administration, like the Obama Administration and all that came before them are attempting to get the Black community to accept more symbolism instead of “Cutting the Check” Our Ancestors, Elders and now we have been the backbone of this regime since the Europeans invaded our space. Now it’s time for us to learn from the Justice warriors of the 1960s who re-shaped the Civil Rights movement to become the ‘BLACK POWER’ movement. Black Power was a statement to define the call for black political and economic power. It was June 16, 1966 when a civil right crowd led by Stokely Carmichael began to advocate that ‘black power was their political stance. That was their stance back then and that should be our stance now by becoming united in telling the politicians from both parties that we have no interest in symbolism. It’s time for the United States to CUT THE CHECK. If the United States can provide billions for foreign aid, finance police unions who assassinate black people at will and get protection from the court systems, then its way pass time that “WE” say with a collective voice that our agenda is secure financial resources for our community. This includes Reparations and to end qualified immunity for race soldiers/former slave catchers/current policing in America. The passage of a Federal Anti-Lynching Bill is over 100 years too late, insufficient and non-negotiable. Iad2bfree@yahoo.com
  3. I find it funny and ironic that black conservatives who call themselves "Black Republicans" listen to people like Tucker "Fucker" Carson, Laura "The Karen" Ingraham, and "The Arrogant" Sean Hannity use all of their coded language talking bad about us and even on occasion calling us "savages". These folks do not even catch it or recognize the very folks they are listening to are bad mouthing them. Most black conservatives are comfortable and think the racist craziness going on here doesn't effect them. That bothers me to no end because I am directly effect by this crap because I am not comfortable these people are always coming at me whether it be racist police or people that just don't like me for being black. This is the reality for alot of us. Some of our own people choose not to see it.

  4. In the land of the free and the home of the brave... This is the only country where the "majority"(White People) can own, have, and control and still not be satisfied. Anytime someone black does anything amazing; "someone that does not look like us"(white people) studies what we did, replicate it, and the monetize it and then becomes a millionaire or billionaire off of our "one thing". Thus, the power of one... Now, when that one thing doesn't go their way "they" (white people)become really petty and petulant acting as if the world is about to end. Let me give you a few examples of "power of one moments". On October 3, 1995 Orenthal James Simpson was on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman. When Judge Lance Ito read the verdict I was in 7th grade at Kenwood Middle School and they announced it over the intercom. I remember hearing Judge Lance Ito read, "We the jury find the defendant Orenthal James Simpson... NOT GUILTY on 2 charges of murder. "White America" lost its everloving mind. For the first time in my life I heard white people saying, "This was a travesty and that the justice system was broken. I find it ironic that 'White America" would make that statement and the U.S. has the most people incarcerated in the world and these folks got bent out of shape because O.J. was found not guilty. America was mad that one black dude was found NOT GUILTY on the 3rd day of October in 1995, when there were close to 200,000 black men in jail in the U.S. at the time The early signing period for college football was December 2021. This year Coach Deion Sanders made a splash not just in black college football, but in college football as a whole. When it was officially announced that he would be the new head coach Jackson State University players were transferring from Power 5 schools and other upper level D1 schools to transfer to play for "Coach Prime" which lead to him having the top recruiting class in Division 1AA football history. The next thing JSU did was go 10-1 and win the conference championship. Prior to the playing of the Celebration Bowl between Jackson State and South Carolina State, Coach Deion Sander would shake up the world of college football by signing the #1 recruit in the country Travis Hunter. College football fans from his own alma mater where he played and helped recruit players for Florida State. Some of these fans actually would burning this man's jersey all because he signed the top player in the country. These very same people have the mentality that the top players in the country are supposed to go to Florida State and not to a HBCU named Jackson State. As recent as a week ago lighting again by signing year another top player for his recruiting class. These folks were so mad at Coach Sanders for signing top-ranked players that they were burning his jersey and talked negatively about him and his family. The majority of the white D1 coaches coach football teams whose rosters that are 70 to 75% of black players and these folks lost their minds off of 1 single player. Not 100, not 50, and even 10, but these folks got mad because Coach Deion Sanders signed 1 player...that just happened to be the best recruit in the country. (1 of 2,000+ ranked senior football players) The power of one... It is sad that white people control every aspect to this country, but when any element of this nation does something that they can not control, they are unhappy and will let you know it and will dare you to express your frustration. Just remember that the greatest gift to this earth is the creativity of black people. Throughout history whenever a black person does something great; there is only a matter of time before someone white comes out of nowhere to "one up" and get rich off of the great thing that was just done. The power of one is so powerful in black creativity.
  5. Who will you commemorate on Memorial Day? Who will you commemorate on Memorial Day? One hundred years ago on May 31, 1921, the federal government of the United States allowed the state of Oklahoma, including the National Guard, local police, political officials and vigilantes to destroy the Greenwood District in the city of Tulsa. Recently, several survivors from that massacre spoke before congress recalling their experience as children and the need for justice. Those who spoke included Ms. Viola Fletcher, age 107, Mother Lessie Benningfield Randle, age 106, and Mr. Hughes Van Ellis, age 100, a WW II veteran and the brother of Ms. Fletcher. This weekend, these survivors along with the city of Tulsa will commemorate the rich legacy of the Greenwood community, the lives lost and reignite the fight for social justice and economic freedom. Tulsa was not the only American city to experience the horrors of Anti-Colored, Anti-Negro, Anti-Black domestic terrorism. Although, Tulsa was the first city in America to have a bomb dropped on it’s Black citizens. The behavior pattern of anti-black hatred has been a common thread throughout the republic called the United States from its inception. In 1857, the Supreme Court decided that former slaves were not entitled to be ‘citizens,’ therefore ‘respect’ was not warranted. Eight years later, a group of former slaves did something no other group had done in the history of the United States. They started a memorial for dead veterans. On May 1, 1865, former slaves in Charleston SC started the first Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day. According to ‘Time’ magazine and the Library of Congress, those former slaves dug up 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave of a confederate prison camp. The article stated that they wanted to give the soldiers a proper burial and gratitude for fighting for their freedom. https://time.com/5836444/black-memorial-day/, https://www.history.com/news/memorial-day-civil-war-slavery-charleston In conjunction with the burial; the community of former slaves held a parade of 10,000 people, led by 2800 children who marched, sang and celebrated the lives of the dead. Who will you commemorate on Memorial Day? As we join with the city of Tulsa to commemorate the community of Greenwood, it is befitting to remember other cities who experienced a similar fate as Tulsa, by lifting up veterans of the last century who fought in foreign wars only to return to the United States to be assassinated/murdered. We commemorate the following veterans, civil right activists and communities in a litany for their service as Social Justice Advocates and Economic Freedom Fighters: Leader: For Sergeant Edgar Caldwell, who died by public (hanging), Anniston, AL, December 13, 1918. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the veterans assassinated during 1919 ‘Red Summer’ Robert Truett, Army veteran who was murdered (lynched) in Louise, MS on July 15, 1919. Clinton Briggs, WWI veteran, who was murdered (lynched) in Pine Bluff, AR on September 1, 1919. Charles Lewis, Private, US Army, who was murdered (lynched) in Fulton County KY, December, 1919. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the communities that were terrorized during 1919 ‘Red Summer’ Charleston, SC, May 10, 1919, when a mob of white sailors stole guns and began shooting black people at will. Bisbee, AZ, July 3, 1919, when the Buffalo Soldiers defended themselves against white supremacy forces. Washington, DC, July 19, 1919, when former military veterans defended themselves and their community. Chicago, IL, July 27, 1919, when a child was stoned and drowned. Elaine, AR, September 30, 1919, when black farmers attempted to defend themselves against a mob. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the communities that were terrorized in the 1920’s Ocoee, FL, November 2-3, 1920. When prosperous black farming families were forced to flee after being attacked. Tulsa, OK, (Greenwood District), May 31-June 1, 1921, where 100 veterans attempted to defend their community. 40 blocks in the community were destroyed; including lives, homes, hospitals, schools, churches and 150 businesses. Rosewood, FL, January 1, 1923. When the survivors were forced to flee after being attacked. Catcher, AR, December 29, 1923. When the survivors were forced to flee after being attacked. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the community that was terrorized in the 1930’s Chicago, IL, May 30, 1937, Memorial Day Massacre. When unarmed striking steelworkers were murdered. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the veterans who were murdered in the 1940’s Timothy Hood, WWII veteran, US Marine was murdered in Bessesmer, AL on February 8, 1946. Maceo Snipes, WWII veteran was murdered in Butler, GA on July, 18, 1946. Two Black men found lynched near Moore Ford Bridge, one a WWII Veteran, Walton & Oconee GA, July 25, 1946. J.C. Farmer, WWII veteran was murdered by a mob of 20 white men on August 3, 1946. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the veterans and political activists who were assassinated in the 1950’s George Washington Lee, was (politically) assassinated in Belzoni, MS on May 7, 1955. Lamar ‘Ditney Smith, WWI Veteran, was assassinated in Lincoln County, MS on August 13, 1955. Luther Jackson, Korean War Veteran, was murdered in Philadelphia, MS on October 30, 1959. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the veterans and political activists who were assassinated in the 1960’s Cpl. Roman Ducksworth, Jr, Military Police, was killed in Taylorsville, MS, April, 9 1962. Medgar Evers, WWII Veteran/Civil Rights Activist was assassinated in Jackson, MS on June 12, 1963. Clyde Kennard, Korean War Veteran, was assassinated in Hattiesburg, MS on July 4, 1963. Louis Allen, WWII Veteran, was ambushed and assassinated in Liberty, MS after conversation with the FBI was leaked to White Supremacists on January 31, 1964. Clifton Walker, Korean War Veteran, was murdered in Wilkinson County, MS on February 28, 1964. Lt. Col Lemuel Penn, WWII Vet, DC Assistant Superintendent was assassinated in DC on July 11, 1964. Malcolm X, was (politically) assassinated in Manhattan, New York City, NY on February 21, 1965. Jimmie Lee Jackson, Vietnam Veteran/Civil Rights Activist was shot by a AL state trooper on February 18, 1965 and died on February 26, 1965. His death inspired the first Selma to Montgomery voting rights march on March 7, 1965. Samuel Leamon Younge, Jr., Enlisted U.S. Navy, was murdered on January 3, 1966. Martin Luther King, Jr., was (politically) assassinated in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968. Edwin T. Pratt, was (politically) assassinated in Shoreline, WA on January 26, 1969. Fred Hampton, was (politically) assassinated in Chicago, IL on December 4, 1969. All: We honor and remember you Leader: For the political activists who were assassinated in the in 1970’s Melvin X, was (politically) assassinated in Los Angeles on June 6, 1970. Leon Mercer Jordan, was (politically) assassinated in Kansas City, MO on July 15, 1970. All: We honor and remember you As we continue in the memorial day tradition of remembrance that was started by our Ancestors, we remind future generations how to honor and respect freedom fighters when an event necessitates, ‘If We Must Die’ as stated in a poem by Claude McKay, written during the 1919 Red Summer. If We Must Die BY CLAUDE MCKAY If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe! Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back! Iad2bfree@outlook.com May 29, 2021
  6. Buyer’s Remorse A few weeks ago a large portion of Black voters decided that the strategy to oppose both Donald Trump and Joe Biden was not an option for them in the 2020 presidential election. Perhaps, some of them may be experiencing buyer’s remorse. Recently, an audio-recording began to circulate with President-Elect, Joe Biden berating a group of Black people with tone and tenor of an Overseer or Slave Master. In the audio, Biden could be heard banging on something as he spoke. A typical behavior when a person is speaking with a lot of emotions. It was clear that Biden had a lot ofemotions ‘against’ the Blacks in that meeting. He told them, not suggested, that by 2040 white people would be a minority in this country (regime) and that ‘you’ Black people were going to have to work with Hispanics which will be a larger Ethnic group by that time. The nerves of this old senile man, lecturing Black people. But, is anybody surprised? His tone was similar to that Obama when he spoke to the students at Morehouse College and Howard University. As stated in the essay ‘Black First,’ Joe Biden is more dangerous than Trump because of his background as the architect of crime bills his whole political life. Also, Biden, like Bill Clinton has no respect for Black people, regardless of the number of ‘Uncle Remuses’ aka Jim Clyburn clones who give them cover. Joe Biden is keeping his promise to the Black community by not doing anything that resembles justice for the murders of unarmed Black people. His administration is shaping up to revert back to the failed Obama Administration which widened the racial wealth gap with the ‘gig economy’ of Uber and Lyft which created more ‘white’ millionaires. Biden did not wait until he has been sworn in as President before he shifted gears to his ‘anti-black’ agenda. After the official confirmation that he was the next President-Elect, Biden came out of the gate barking orders and declaring what he was and what he was not going to do. Back in June, he stated that he was going to sign an executive order giving illegal immigrants (non-citizens) a pathway to citizenship in the first 100 days. My guess is this is one of the things that he will be doing. Biden seem to think putting Black faces in his cabinet equate to economic justice. Let’s just say that we have to continue to remind the new administration that establishing policies that address our tangibles (Reparation: Checks and land re-allocation to start) and punishing the police for harming us is the justice we are seeking. This is our square and we are standing firm on it. Biden’s administration is shaping up to be a 2.0 retrofitted Obama era; starting with the appointment of Susan Rice, the homily looking woman who threaten a rapper earlier this year when he called out Gail King for disrespecting the life of Kobe Bryant and his daughter who died alone with him. Secondly, Tom Vilsack who fired Shirley Sherrod after receiving unsubstantiated allegations published by (anti-black) Brietbart News outlet when he served in the Obama administration. Also, there is talk about an appointment for Rham Emanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff, former mayor of Chicago and a total shady character who kept the murder of Laquan McDonald (a teenager) quiet until he had been re-elected as Mayor. White Supremacy is the religious of all these people. They serve at the pleasure and in the spirit of white supremacy; making sure Black people are always at the bottom of the American casted system and when it’s convenient they use other ‘tropes’ to access additional benefits in those ‘protected groups’ under the constitution. Rham Emanuel’s brother Ari Emanuel has been a business associate of Donald Trump for years and that does not appear to bother Joe Biden who wants to appoint Rham to a powerful political position in his administration. (chicagotribune.com) Joe Biden came out of left field in the audio to state that he was the only person in the debates who talked about the Charlottesville’s incident. He used one of Donald Trump’s phrases, ‘nobody else talked about it’ referring to the 2017 incident in Charlottesville, VA. Biden failed to mention that he nor Mr. Trump addressed punishing the police for killing unarmed Black people in 2020. As I recalled, the Charlottesville’s incident was led by racist white nationalists, or neo-Nazis, or white supremacists; whatever the official title, they are all domestic terrorist groups whom the Federal government appear to be in lock step by allowing them to ‘legally terrorized the country under ‘The First Amendment.’ Although, Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam do not enjoy that type of liberty. During the Charlottesville’s incident those Domestic Terrorists chanted “Jews will not replace us.” And to this day, I do not recall the Jewish community or the federal government denouncing all ‘white’ hate groups in America or making a public announcement that all of groups had been put the FBI list as Domestic Terrorists. Two years after the Charlottesville’s incident, the federal, state and local political bodies of government cried foul with selective outrage in the New Jersey ‘bodega’ killing in December, 2019. The white media, the officials from New York and New Jersey were on code as used a weak argument to link the shooter to a religious group called ‘Hebrew Israelite.’ (USA Today, nytimes.com) If that’s the litmus test to determine how a group is labeled as hate group, then every white and so-called Jewish religious organizations in America should be investigate for hate crimes. The Proud Boys and other white militia groups have been reported to have ties to people who have attempted to overthrow the government, kidnapgovernment officials, shot up Walmarts and recently used their cars as weapons with the intent of injuring people. They all should be labeled domestic terrorists. Their acts were deliberated hateful crimes that would be considered terrorism if carried out in foreign countries. Steven Millerand Jared Kushner are two white men from the Trump administration who are supposed to be participants of the Jewish religion but said nothing publicly against the white supremacist in the Charlottesville’s incident. Perhaps two questions that should have been asked doing the New Jersey incident: 1. Did the killer have political ties to the injustice system? And 2. Was the killing a set-up to start a race war? A few month prior to the New Jersey shooting, there was another strange incident in Philadelphia, PA. The date was August 14, 2019, a man was involved in a hostage situation in Philadelphia, killed six Philly cops, and later found to be a federal informant. (theappeal.org). When it was uncovered that he had tied to the federal government, the story died a quick death. The enforcement arm of White Supremacy and its minions have the full protection of the President-Elect. Joe Biden is the flip-side of Donald Trump. We will see just how much disdain Biden has toward Black People when he takes office. Perhaps it would be more advantageous if ‘Black’ Georgians boycott the upcoming Senate run-off election in January. Biden has made it known that he has absolutely nothing positive for Black people. So it’s time for more Black people to get on code with the Black First mindset and allow the ‘white people’ political infighting to commence. Tribal infighting is what ‘pale-skinned Hybird Humans’ popularized as a nation. We are not their referees, although they would prefer if we continue to be pawns in the self-destruction of the United (divided) States. Black voters in the state of Georgia still have an opportunity to send a message to Jim Crow Joe Biden and the Democratic Party that the Black community is no longer buying what they are selling when OUR issues are ignored. iad2bfree@ioutlook.com 12142020
  7. Reparations—Recouping our Communities—Restoring Black Families Reparation is a legal fight that we have to push to achieve. It is a necessary fight in order to close the ‘racial wealth gap’ in America. Colonial America was founded on the spirit of hatred, haughtiness, and a barbaric behavior pattern of starting unjust wars. From its inception, Hybrid Humans; the pale-skinned Colonizers from northern Europe set up a society with a governing model similar to the formal feudal caste system of Europe where the word ‘black’ was a description for the bottom cast citizens. This mentality and behavior became the foundation for the Anti-Black Agenda by the Colonizers. The beginning of 2020 came with a failed impeachment hearing, the onset of Coronavirus-19, a damaged economy, and the boldness of ‘overt’ domestic white supremacy terrorism. Also, it was the first time in decades that the Black Agenda moved the needle in the national conversation. The efforts of Black Advocacy at the grassroots were more effective through creative ways to acquire news beyond the white establishment. As we continue to become more politically astute and informed about an Ancestor’s contribution to this nation; we are discovering the atrocities that they suffered through economic starvation, human rights abuses, and denial of full citizenship participation. Furthermore, we are uncovering more evidence that our justice claim for Reparations goes back to the beginning of colonization. Some of the Racist Laws set in motion by the Colonizers before the United States became a country were: 1639—Negroes were excludes from the requirement of possessing arms. 1640—J. Punch, sentenced to a servant for life. Although two other runaways were not. One was a Dutchman and the other a Scotsman. 1642—Negro women could be considered tithable (property), whereas English women were not. 1662—Negro children born to indentured females became servitude for life. 1667—Baptism did not bring freedom to Negroes. 1668—Free Negro women (liken to enslaved females age 16 were deemed tithable). 1669—Casual killing of slaves. 1670—Free Negroes and Native who had been baptized were forbidden to buy Christian (Christian was synonymous for English culture), servants. 1672—Legal to wound or kill resisting slaves (compensated to slave owner if the slave is killed). Rewarded Indians who captured escaped slaves. 1680—Forbidden slaves to meet at gatherings, including funerals. Slaves were forbidden to arm themselves for offensive or defensive purposes. 1691—Whites married to Negroes or Mulattos were banished and a systematic plan was established to capture ‘outlying slaves.’ 1692—Slaves denied the right to a jury trial for capital offenses. 1705—Free Negroes lose the right to hold public office. 1705—Negroes, free or enslaved denied the right to witness to testify in court. 1705—All Negroes, Mulatto, Indians Slaves, were considered real property. In other words, these groups made up ‘chattel slaves’ or the foundation of Property rights as economic collateral for the Virginia plantation Planters. 1705—Enslaved men were not allowed to serve in the militia. 1707—Law passed to increase mulatto children born to white women indentured to 31 years. Ministers were fined who married interracial couples. The newly ‘legally’ named Negroes (the Spanish word for black) were significant to ALL of the gains the Colonizers made in their constant wars between the Indigenous (Indians) Confederates in the Northeast territories of the continent, the French occupying lands in the South to areas extending to current Canada, the Spanish in the Southwest, Northwest, and current-day Central and South Americas. The promise of FREEDOM and the right to bear arms (protection/security) were primary motivating factors for our Ancestors to participate in the wars. Typically the promises were broken by the English in New England and the Virginia Colonies. The friction that existed for centuries in the old world between the ‘commoners (New England) and the nobles (Virginia) of Europe began to play out between the British subjects from New England and the Virginia colonies after the French and Indian wars ended. Negroes served in the Spanish and French-Indian Wars before they served in the (Continental) Revolutionary war. Also, they served as bargain chips in the perpetual wars in the Europeans’ quest for domination against each other in the Americas. At the beginning of the continental/revolutionary war, General George Washington was vocal in opposition about recruiting black men both free and slaves (especially slaves) into the military. “As the war with Britain broke out in the spring of 1775, Massachusetts patriots needed every man they could get, and a number of black men—both slave and free –served bravely at Lexington and Concord and then at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In fact, according to documents archived on www.fold3.com a former slave named Salem Poor performed so heroically at Bunker Hill—exactly what he did has been lost to history—that 14 officers wrote to the Massachusetts legislature, commending him as a ‘brave and gallant Soldier’ who deserved a reward. Valor like this wasn’t enough, however, and shortly after his appointment as commander in chief, Washington signed an order forbidding the recruitment of all blacks.” The British took this opposition as an opportunity to divide the colonies. army.mil. Once the Ancestors learned the English language, some of them took on the legal system to gain their freedom. Elizabeth Freeman, (1744-1829) aka Bet, Mum Bett, or MumBet was the first indigenous American to file and win a freedom suit in the state of Massachusetts under the constitution in 1781. Another person was James Armistead Lafayette (1748-1830), who petitioned for his freedom. He was a slave and served as a double agent (spy) in the Revolutionary War. After the war, he continued life as a slave because he was not eligible for emancipation under the in legal injustice Act of 1783 for slave soldiers. After petitioning the Virginia legislature he was granted his freedom in 1787. Biography.com. Two other political voices who fought on behalf of the entire collective were David Walker, (1796-1830) and Maria Stewart (1803-1879). Walker was an Anti-slave Abolitionist Activist. Walker was born to a slave father and a free mother (Indigenous American), therefore he was a free person at birth. He was one of the leading Abolitionists who urged slaves to fight for freedom and justice. He wrote a series of Essays called ‘Appealing to the Coloured Citizen of the World’ in 1830 where he challenged the system of white supremacy and its inhumane treatment of enslaved people. Maria Stewart was the first women’s rights advocate in America. She was born a free person (believed to be Indigenous to the Americas) and was inspired by Walker. As an adult, she urged women to stand up for their rights rather than suffer in humiliation. She believed both male and female Negroes deserved the chance to acquire an education. After her husband died, Stewart was denied her widow’s pension and the inheritance he left to her. He was a wealthy businessman and veteran of the War of 1812. Bostonlitdistrict.org. When the law was changed to disadvantage Ms. Steward, it was a blatantly racist act of economic starvation. The politics of Slavery was designed to keep (The Negroes) as the permanent labor force by creating laws to hinder their economic progress. The Ancestors were constantly fighting and figuring out ways to navigate the system of white supremacy. As a result of their determination to fight against the power structure of white supremacy; many of their communities were destroyed in the eighteen and nineteenth centuries. Before the federal government allowed the massacre in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK; Hybrid Humans with pale-skinned had developed a history of destroying our communities. Listed below are some of the genocidal/domestic terrorist acts from the 1860s to 1946. Devil’s Punchbowl in Natchez MS, 1860s People considered Contraband during the Civil War for profit. Camp Jackson Massacre, MO, May 10, 1861 Detroit Race riot, March 6, 1863 Ft. Pillow Massacre, TN April 12, 1864 Saltville Massacre, VA Oct 1-3, 1864 Memphis Massacre-riots, TN, May 1-3, 1866 New Orleans Massacre, LA July 30, 1866 Opelousas Massacre, St Landry Parish, LA Sept. 28, 1868 Eutaw Massacre-riot, Greene County, AL Murder of James Martin, March 31, 1870 Eutaw Massacre-riot, Greene County, AL Gilford Coleman lynched, Oct. 25, 1870 Colfax Massacre, LA April 13, 1873 Coushatta Massacre, LA August 28-30, 1874 Hamburg Massacre, SC July 8, 1876 Polk County Massacre, AR August 5, 1896 Carrol County Courthouse Massacre, MS March 17, 1886 Wilmington Massacre, NC November 10, 1898 Springfield Race War, IL August 14-16, 1908 Atlanta Massacre, Race war, GA September 22-24, 1906 Slocum Massacre, Genocide, TX July 29, 1910 Houston riot, TX May-July 1917 Elaine Massacre, AR September 30, 1919 Chicago riots, IL July 27-August 3, 1919 Omaha Race riot, NE September 28-29, 1919 Knoxville Race riot, TN August 30-31, 1919 Greenwood Massacre, Tulsa, OK May 31-June 1, 1921 Rosewood Massacre, FL January 1, 1923 Phoenix Massacre, AZ November 27, 1942 (Military) Camp Van Dorn Massacre, Centreville, MS June 1943 (Military) (about 1200 black soldiers died, according to records) Columbia Race Riot, TN February 25-28, 1946 (US Veterans defended themselves) For more than 381 years later, police (original slave catchers) brutality, vigilantism, and economic starvation were the leading causes of our annihilation in the illegal system of injustice in Colonial America. Our Ancestors knew first-hand what the slave catcher’s jobs were. They were/are the ‘legal enforcement arm’ of this white supremacy regime, whereas the vigilantes were/are the supporting arm to the police. This is the same dynamic playing out in 2020. White Supremacy tactics are to kill, steal, and destroy. Our Ancestors lived through acts of terror in slavery and Jim Crow. They constantly taught the youth how to hopefully survive police encounters. The idea of ‘policing’ was never a part of our Ancestors’ communities before their communities were destroyed. The Ancestors protected their own communities. Policing was always designed to ‘protect’ white people’s property which translated to controlling the ‘Black Population’ total existence. Several resources to consider to further your awareness of the effects of policing in the Black communities are: Breaking Ranks, A Top Cop expose’ of the dark side of American Policing, by Norm Stamper. Second, Ritual of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries, by Orlando Patterson. Third, 100 years of Lynching, by Ralph Ginzburg. Ginzburg’s book covered actual news stories of domestic terrorism. And the fourth book is Carter G. Woodson’s, Mis-Education of the Negro. Woodson’s book is a must-read or re-read again to understand how we have learned to be ignorant and complicit in our own demise. After the destruction of the Black communities, White people used the legal system to keep Black people out of their communities with racial covenants. As early as 1910, Minneapolis, MN established racial covenants in the deeds for housing. By 1926, other states were following the trend after the U.S. Supreme Courts validated the use of racial covenants. bostonfairhouising.org. Twenty-two years later the same Supreme Court made ‘racial covenants’ unenforceable by law. During that same year in 1948, the community of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles CA formed a mob when a black family was set to move-in. The community mob set a 12-foot cross aflame and watched it burn. This incident happened shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision. Between the years 1950-1966, Los Angeles became one of the most segregated cities in America where there were ‘secret white supremacy gangs’ operating within the police departments. In 1999, the latimes.com reported on “The Secret Society among Lawmen” that dated back to 1971 in East Los Angeles. In June 2020 nymag.com article read “In LA County, Gangs wear Badges.” Sworn testimony made in June 2020 by a whistleblower revealed that there have been gangs inside of the sheriff’s office in Compton for decades. Such gangs operating inside the police department as the ‘Vikings, Reapers, Regulators, Little Devils, Cowboys, 200 Boys, and 300 Boys, Jump out Boys, and most recently the Banditos and the Executioners. The United States, rather the divided states have never been without an Anti-Black Agenda. Operating an Anti-Black is the only way that they can maintain their delusion of superiority. In a just society, Black people could and would strive without the assistance of so-called white people. This is the reason why it’s imperative that we learn the lessons of our Ancestors, strive to become politically educated, and work toward a Black Agenda that will benefit the survival of our cultural collective. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (of Hindi/Jamaican heritage) will begin to run the yard in 2021. The reason a Black Agenda is important is that “Our Ancestors’ built America, their own communities, including institutions such as schools, hospitals, banks, and business, to name a few. Joe Biden made a pledge to the police association that he would give an additional 300 million dollars to their coffers. In the meantime, he never stated anything about punishing the police and vigilantes who murdered unarmed black people. Our Advocacy for justice starts with Reparations. The arm justice extends to recouping our communities destroyed by white supremacy and getting justice for unarmed black people who died at the hands of a domestic terrorist. Some of those who died in 2020 were: Jabari and Gerard Celestine, 16 yr old twins, accosted by the police on September 5, 2020, in Lafayette, LA Dijon Kizzee, 29 yr old man shot and killed by police on August 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA Jacob Blake, 29 yr old man shot and paralyzed by police on August 23, 2020, in Kenosha, WI Trayford Pellerin, 31 yr old man shot and killed by police on August 21, 2020, in Lafayette, LA Robert Fuller, 24 yr old man found dead hanging on June 10, 2020, outside City Hall in Palmdale, CA Dominique Alexander, 27 yr old man found hanging on June 9, 2020, in Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, NY George Floyd, 45 yr old man died in police custody on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN Rayshard Brook, 27 yr old man shot and killed by police on June 12, 2020, in Atlanta, GA Breonna Taylor, 26 yr old woman shot and killed by police on March 13, 2020, in Louisville, KY. Paraphrasing one of Nina Simone’s famous songs; it’s a New Dawn, it’s a New Day and a New Life for the descendants of the former slaves/sharecroppers, and it’s time we follow the road map our Ancestors left for us navigate our journeys. It is up to us to dig for the evidence and became political warriors in the fight for justice in our efforts to further the Black Agenda. Chaplain B.BCC, iad2bfree@outlook.com, 10/27/2020.
  8. After more than three weeks of challenging the 2020 election results, it appears that Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Kamala Devi Harris will ‘run the yard’ for the next four years. A few questions that we might ponder as a Cultural Ethnic Group are: First, will more of us become active warriors for a ‘Black First’ agenda when it comes to politics in America? Secondly, if so, are we willing to go hard in the paint to address issues that are necessary for our survival? And third, as a team member are we prepared to stay in fight for the long game? Since the Holiday seasons are approaching perhaps this would be a good time for us to critique what a Biden/Harris presidency might mean for us. As a group, it is imperative that we learn to have the conversation about “White Supremacy” often. For centuries the mind-set of white supremacy has ruled all societies. From my experience, the subject of white supremacy is the only subject that makes those who enjoy white privileges uncomfortable. Furthermore, critiquing white supremacy and religion make most Black People uncomfortable also. In order for us to advance The Black Agenda we must become politically educated. The old philosophy of ‘separation of church and state’ can no longer serve as an escape hatch for Black People to revert to when seeking to avoid discussing the historical damages from these institutions. Regardless if it’s the ‘faith’ tradition of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism , new ageism or whatever, all of these philosophies are grounded in a principle of ‘belief-trust’ that’s embedded into the foundation of societies. Two other flawed philosophies in America are the two political parties of the Democrats and Republicans. Difficulties arise every time crucial conversations are needed in the Black community where ‘trust/belief’ in these opposing sides of the ‘white supremacy’ political system seem to have equal value as that of their religion. Social engineering taught Black Families the art of deflecting whenever the political structure of white supremacy is the topic under the guile of the separation of church and state. The invention of Church and State came out of Northern European philosophy. It was practiced by the Colonizers under the British Crown. Indigenous people from the areas now known as Africa and the Americas shared a global mindset where there were no separation between spirituality and how people operated their societies. Shamans or Spiritual leaders helped their communities understand the relationship they shared with their Creator. Unlike the Clergy from Europe who worked hand and hand with the state using such tactics as ‘the bible and the gun, (specifically on the continent of Africa). 2020 was a year of change and global shifting. Some of us are still trying to ‘stay in Egypt’ when the time has come for us to determine our own path forward. The path of Black Empowerment can only be achieved when we are willing to go hard in the paint on every issue that has crippled us as a Cultural Ethnic group. That being said, listed are a few scriptural references that are reflective of some the behaviors we can currently find in our community. Numbers 11:1-15, 2 Chronicles 7:14-22, Hosea 4 and the book of Jude (25 verses). Rather fiction or non-fiction, these texts shed light on us as a collective group. Just as the movie “The Wizard of Oz” showed how Dorothy’s dream revealed unconsciously what she was struggling with in the natural; likewise these scriptures show the current condition in the American society. Many of our family members use the Bible as their primary source of guidance in life. Covid-19 changed that dynamics for organized religion. Although as early as 2015, the Pew Research reported that the organized Church in America was dying, Covid-19 is amplifying the decline. It is not a coincidence that the two institutions that the Nation prided itself on—Government and Religion are falling apart. Meanwhile at the grassroots, the descendants of the former Slaves/Sharecroppers are advocating for the Nation to pay the debt that is owed to us. During the early primaries, Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris strongly opposed addressing the issue of Reparation, but changed their tune when they discovered toward the end of the election campaign that the white suburbanites and the white Hispanics/Latinos were not enough to secured the white house bid. They needed the Black votes. Mr. Biden tried to tie his ‘brown’ and ‘native’ people idea to our justice claim and we caught that. His tactic is known as a pivot. Also, this an example where we have to go hard in the paint against any and all who insult our intelligence when it comes to our justice claim. Reparation is a debt that is owed us by the American Government and quite frankly by some of the ‘native tribes,’ (stories for other days). It is necessary that we instill the idea of searching for our own genealogy in the minds of the younger generations, using old documented records in this country, over and above a DNA testing. Old documents such as the census, burial records, and court documents give more credence to our story and those of our Ancestors’ roots to this soil much better than a DNA test. Researched evidence will provide your journey with a cohesive congruent narrative of the Ancestors’ journeys. This type of narrative has been missing in many of our stories and their legacies. We are Black because the legal system relegated us the bottom of the caste system in this society. The idea of the so-called one-drop ruled revealed the ignorant, the arrogant or both of the Northern Europeans understanding of biology from the inception of the Euro-centered regime called the United States of America. If in fact the one-drop rule was an actual gage to measure human identity to biological blackness; then all Europeans and Asians would be Black, since (the Human RACE, or Homo Sapiens) started from the land mass now called Africa, according to historical data. The question that has to be critiqued and unpacked by future generations is; when did the mind-set of pale-skinned Hybird humans shift from domination to total alienation against the descendants of the original Homo sapiens? Scientists continue to find new evidence that indicate that Homo sapiens were melanated when they left the crater of civilization. They inbred with other species over and over again, coupled with the environmental changes created ‘Hybird’ humans. By definition, ‘Hybird humans’ became Ethnic groups or Nationalities of pale-skinned people of Eurasia (the land mass of ancient Europe and Asia). Researchers state Hybird humans (my description) of Asian and European descent share more DNA with the archaic species of Denisovans and Neanderthals than the original Homo sapiens who did not migrate to Europe and/or Asia. The construct of ‘white’ became a part of the legal system when Hybird humans from Northern Europe descents who established the first rules of governance in the Colonized Americas. Before that time in history ‘white’ was mostly used to describe the ruling elites. The Colonizers in the Americas began to use ‘white’ as a marker denoting ‘supremacy’ or superior over ‘blacks or the inferior.’ From that point forward the term ‘white’ was assigned by the Hybird people of Northern Europe (WASP) to whomever they chose to be ‘white.’ Basic beliefs, attitudes, biases and value system of the power structure of ‘ruling elites’ could be seen during the time of Julius Ceasar and Cleopatra. Throughout the centuries the evolution of ‘white’ ruling class has evolved into the doctrine of White Supremacy. In 313, the ‘church and state’ merged under the Roman Empire. In 1045, the fight for ‘supremacy’ based on theology and political doctrine created a divide between Eastern and Western Europe. In 1347-1352 the Black Death decreased the (Hybird population) in Europe. After a century of plagues, starvation and destruction of the environment, in 1452, a religious leader (Pope Nicholas V) ‘used ‘The Assumption’ that it within his power to determine certain people to be ‘subjects’ for life or slaves. Forty years later in 1492, Hybrid humans began their search to rebuild the European economy—hence the institution of Slavery in the Americas. From the time of the Roman Empire to the current American Empire, the mind-set of Hybird People has been in a state of constant wars for dominance. As Mr. Neely Fuller taught us, “If you do not understand white supremacy—what it is and how it works—everything else that you understand will only confuse you.” I might add, if one does not understand that ‘White Supremacy’ is an evil spirit, then attempting to address WS without that awareness will confuse you, misdirect you and recruit you to participate in your own elimination. Our Ancestors were the driving labor force that built the global economies. The debt was never paid. We are owed more than a check and the check is only a down payment. Just as the government cut a check to bail out Wall Street in 2008 and again in 2020 without any studies, the Country can pay what is owed to us. The second item on the Agenda is to push for justice in the court systems against the murders of unarmed Black people. After Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were announced as the winners of the 2020 selection process, there were several articles of propaganda that stated Ms. Harris as the first Black, Asian woman as Vice President. Without Joe Biden picking Kamala Harris as his running mate, she would not have been in the limelight. She was the first candidate to drop out of the presidential race. Her record as the Attorney General of California and a prosecutor showed that Kamala is a ‘Trojan horse.’ Some Black females might be falling for the con of Kamala’s identity as it relates to themselves, but Kamala Harris is not and has never been a Black Woman. No sooner than Biden and Harris were projected to be the election winners, a San Francisco artist began to make money off of Ruby Bridges historical image with Kamala as her ‘replacement.’ Ruby Bridges parents were not immigrants whereas Kamala Harris parents were. It’s important for us to become more aware that white supremacy uses subtle marketing tools to bait us to participate in our own demise. The picture the artist used of Ruby Bridges depicted her in a silhouette or shadow while showing a real picture of Kamala is a powerful statement, but who is the target audience? Kamala’s parents and the Bridges stories were not the same. As a prosecutor, Kamala who have been the person to put Ruby’s mom in Jail. Mr. and Mrs. Bridges moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in an attempt to give their daughter a better life. Kamala’s mom came from India’s ‘Brahmin class’ of their caste system to study at Stanford, had a child where she listed herself as a Caucasian (white: code for ruling class) on the birth certificate and later moved her family to French speaking Canada. Kamala spent her adolescent and teen years in French speaking Canada. Her story is not our story. Three years after Ruby made history in New Orleans, fours little girls were killed in a Birmingham, AL Church bombing. Our narrative cannot be left to the so-called education system or the white media to inform the younger generations. It is our responsibility to remind them that there were powerful females who participated in 1960s civil rights movement and the civil right movement before the 60’s. One of the most powerful personality during the 1960’s civil rights movement was Fannie Lou Hamer. Before Mrs. Hamer, there was Ida B. Wells Barnett, an investigative journalist, educator, and civil right leader. Before Ms. Wells there were Sojourner Truth and Maria Stewart the first female to address the public on ‘political issues.’ These are only a few of the women who fought with Black men for Black People civil rights. Our Ancestors and the Elders operated with the mindset of a Black Agenda for Black empowerment. During the civil rights movement of the 1960s there was a shifting of power in the Black communities with the killing of several leaders. The propaganda arm of white supremacy (the white media) intentionally portrayed two of the leaders (Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X) as enemies. This was a lie. These two men were not enemies of each other, but the enemies of the United States Government. Author and Theologian, James H. Cone, wrote a book that explained the leadership styles of these two powerful men. The book is entitled Martin & Malcom & America. There is enough data available to research and learn how we have been manipulated for decades by the public media and by each other. Before Malcolm and Martin were assassinated, the state of Mississippi allowed the assassination of Meager Evers. A year and seven months after MLK was killed in Memphis; 21 year old Fred Hampton was assassinated in Chicago while he slept. Nearly fifty one years later, Beonna Taylor died in her home at the hands of law enforcement in Louisville, KY which brings us to the subject of Mitch McConnell. An episode PBS Frontline recently aired the relationship between Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell that spanned for more than three decades. McConnell talked about the revenge that he was going to get on the Democratic Party after the Robert Bork Supreme Court hearings in the late 1980s. Joe Biden led the hearing. These two men are no strangers to nasty politics. Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden have been fighting for political power against each other since that encounter. These two men are more dangerous to us as a group than Donald Trump was. Donald Trump only had four years of political power. They are the manifestation of the phrase ‘two sides of the same coin.’ McConnell has been packing the courts (supreme and state) for decades and Biden was responsible for the federal legislation to cage Black bodies, specifically Black men. Recently, Biden named Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff. Ron Klain helped Joe Biden craft crime bills since graduating from law school in the late 1980s. As stated earlier in this essay, the Democratic and Republican parties are flawed and do not share our ideas of a Black Agenda. It is incumbent for us to stay vigilance. We are in ‘warfare’ in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Politically sharp minds are needed for the battles ahead. The mind-set of White Supremacy is losing its grip on the entire world. We must be ready to take control of our power when the time comes. Until then, our job is to push the political power structure toward ‘Justice’ ie…the Black Agenda. Our agenda is possible when we put Black First, by going hard in the paint for our issues—and persevering for the long game. The Evils of America—White Supremacy—Racism—The Results—Documented research since 1965. Businessinsider.com—racism has cost the US economy $16 trillion in the last 20 years—and will keep costing the country money if things don’t change. 10/12/2020. Npr.org—Cost of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost 16 Trillion Because of Discrimination, Bank Says: 9/23/2020. Bloomberg.com—Economist Found $16 Trillion when She Tallied cost of Racial Bias. 10/20/2020. Beckershospitalreview.com—39 health systems declare racism a public health crisis, vow to fight it. 9/29/2020. Marketwatch.com—The Racial Wealth gap is at the heart of America’s inequality. 7/15/2020. Pewtrusts.org—Racism is a Public Health Crisis, Say cities and Counties. 6/15/2020. Brookings.edu—Examining the Black-White wealth gap. 2/27/2020. Smithsonianmag.com—The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened.3/1/2018…Brookings.edu 9/25/2018. Epi.org (Economic Policy Institute)—How African-Americans have been shortchanged out of the materials to build wealth. 2/13/2017. CSIS, Center for Strategic & International Studies. Benign Neglect. 11/27/2017. Theatlantic.com—the Moynihan Report: An Annotated Edition, 9/14/2015. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Structural Racism and Health inequities, 2011 article. Publication. Nytimes.com—Racism has Always Been an Economic Issue. 10/24/1990. WordPress.com—‘The Three Evils’ Racism was only the first. Address delivered by Martin Luther King in 1967. 1/19/2016. Aeaweb.org—American Economic Association. What Has Economics to Say about Racial Discrimination? Spring 1998. journals.sagepub.com. Notes on An Economic Theory of Racism. 4/1/1973. Nytimes.com. “Benign Neglect’ on Race is proposed by Moynihan. 3/1/1970. Nixonlibrary.gov—Benign Neglect. 1970. Dol.gov. U.S. Department of Labor. The Negro Family: The Case for National Action, March 1965. Iad2bfree@outlook.com 11/25/2020
  9. The expression “Really Dude” is synonymous to phrases such “Bro...seriously” “Really Bruh” *“Nigga Really” “For real Dude” “Really Fam” *(I do NOT condone the use of it, but it does slip out every green or grey moon). I have literally lived and traveled all over this country and all over the world. I have been around black folk my whole life from all backgrounds. I didn’t come from no rich background either. Me using that expression were my exact words at the exact time after reading Mario Brossard’s USA Today article. Now, depending on what part of the country you are in black people’s expressions and slang will change and be different depending on locale. To just come out and that really dude is a white slang term is bad because there are thousands of black Army brats and kids that have been exposed to many different parts of the country and the world who speak using the same vernacular wherever they may be, you are essentially and culturally throwing these kids under the bus. I been saying the word dude since I was 4...I just turned 40...27 days ago. My cousin Jimmy is from the West Side of the Chi...he is a year older the me and I got it from “Big Cuz” and he still says it to this day. Moral of the Story... We as black folk are too fly and too different to be put in a box by how we speak. That is what makes us trendsetter as a culture. Every expression that I mentioned in this reply are just samples of how I speak. To assume that me saying “Really Dude” is me copying white slang is a fallacy and very far from the truth. The next time you hear a brotha say “Really Dude” pay attention to the facial expressions and the body language. I can promise you a white person is either NOT going to be as expressive or they are going to be overly expressive and go “over the top” with it.
  10. Mr. Brossard, Really Dude? Dear Mr. Brossard: After reading your puff piece in USA Today, I decided that a response was in order. First, it seemed apparent to me that you wrote this article for the people paying your salary at Global Strategy Group. One thing for sure, attempting to guilt black men into voting won’t move the needle. It’s amazing to me how you and so many others like you think that you can lecture grown black men. Black men are men, not children, they do not need the likes of you or anyone else telling them about voting. Since it seems if though you have forgotten about 2016, let me give you a refresher. Black men did not vote in 2016 for Hillary Clinton, “Ms. bring the super predators to heel” because of her history. Although, the majority of the black votes went to her. On the other hand, a large portion of white women and those who wish to be white voted for Donald Trump. From the pictures of the office staff, it appears that this is the group of ‘women’ you should have been lecturing on voting. So, did you lecture them or remind them that they should be voting for Joe Biden since Trump love to grab them by the %#@@? My guest is you didn’t. Political shields like yourself gain their strength from punching down when white capital is the benefactor. Black men, like other groups in this country are becoming politically educated where they are learning to vote for their own interested and that of their families, not party loyalty or the lesser of two evils or any other rationale you may use to continue on this treadmill of ‘yard control’ by the two group who have been fighting each other since they set up the farce of a democracy. It has been less than 60 years since black people gained the right to vote and the white supremacy rule of society has been working overtime to erode away this basic right as a citizen. Meanwhile, Jim Crow Joe Biden promised illegals a path way to citizenship before he got their relatives vote. Perhaps you do you know the history of the black struggle in the divided states of America. Negroes (Spanish for Blacks) have been navigating this evil system for basic citizenship rights since 1640. The priority for them back then is the same for Black men now. Freedom, Family and the pursuit of property, not to continue to be beholding to overseers or Employers. The Ancestors navigated their journeys well over three centuries, so to suggest that Black men are not seizing the moment, I would like to counter your statement by asking seizing what moment? What promises or promise did Biden make “specifically,” to Black people? Not minorities, or brown people or any other weasel words to slip another group into our narrative. I’ll wait? Even if Jim Crow Joe Biden wins, he nor (Copmala) Kamala Harris have not made any promises about prosecuting killer cops. Mr. Biden did make a pledge to the killer police unions for more than a quarter of a million dollars. The saga of police killing unarmed black people continues as I write this response. But, I guess the killing of black people for sport is not as urgent or important as casting a vote for people who have built their careers on writing laws to put black men in cages and/or allowing cops to walk free. If Black men decide to vote, that’s their choice. By the same token, if they decide not to vote, that their choice also. Donald Trump is misusing the laws that Joe Biden helped to write and pass and (Copmala) Kamala Harris served as a collaborator for the police in California for three decades. Black people from the grassroots did not want Kamala Harris, point blank end of story. This was the reason she was the first to drop out of the 2020 presidential race. To suggest that Biden had the Black community’s attention when he picked Kamala Harris is a joke and the joke is on you. Kamala Harris is a white (Elite) insulting the black community who are the descendants from the institution of slavery and Jim Crow. The wealth of this country was built by our Ancestors, therefore the divided states is obligated to pay the debt that is owed to us. Nowhere in your puff piece did you mention “Reparation.” My hunch is you will not saying anything about Reparation if you want to continue to get paid by Global Strategy Group. Martin Luther King caught a bullet because he recognized that the United States owed us a check. Perhaps you need to listen to the speech where King reminded the country that the divided states gave the peasants of Europe land and all kinds of goodies when they arrived after our Ancestors built this %$^&@. Black men who are the descendants from the killing fields of slavery have taken up that mantle. Regardless if the Orange Man gets back into office, or Jim Crow Joe Biden, the goal for the Black Community from the grassroots will be the same. Black men and Black Women are learning to work in the interest of Black families, not parties rather Republicans or Democrats. Your conjecture about ‘blame’ is misguided. The majority of white people put the Orange man in office, not black men. Get your facts straight. I’m out. An Indigenous American, aka A Black Person Chaplain B. iad2bfree@outlook.com 10/28/2020
  11. Another Presidential Election is upon us and the white media is doing its job by propagandizing selected views of the voters. The so-called national news outlets intentionally leave out the concerns of the cultural collective community of Black people every four years. The term “Black” is a legal term for the people assigned to the bottom of the ‘casted’ system in America. The Ancestors were designated to the term (Negroes) by the British Elites lawmakers, therefore the term was transferred to us. The truth about the origin of the term Black need to be taught to millennials and Youngers if we are to survive as a group. Understanding this truth will help us navigate the politically and economically structure in the divided states. Embracing this truth can better empower ourselves in the election process. Elections are exchanges, the question we have to ask ourselves is What’s In It For Us? The answer should be a no brainer. If the politicians are not offering benefits designed ‘specifically’ to us as a cultural collective group, then why should we continue to participate in this circus every four years without getting tangibles? As a collective group, we have been suffering with Stockholm Syndrome since Martin Luther King was killed in 1968. A month before King’s Assassination, the Kerner Commission released a report concluding that America’s Institutional racism drove inner-city violence. The report declared “White racism—not black anger—turned the key that unlocked urban American turmoil. Bad policing practices, a flawed justice system, unscrupulous consumer credit practices, poor or inadequate housing, high unemployment, voter suppression, and other culturally embedded forms of racial discrimination all converged to propel violent upheaval on the streets of African-American neighborhoods in American cities, north and south, east and west. And as black unrest arose, inadequately trained police officers and National Guard troops entered affected neighborhoods, often worsening the violence.” Smithsonianmag.com. Since 1968, the white supremacy regime has continued to erode away at the principle of the Civil Rights of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today’s young people who have taken to the streets across the country are not listening the elders from the sixties because those voices never put forth an agenda that was focused on Black people. They became bought and paid for Negroes who bad-mouthed the cultural collectives, just as the talking heads on the national white media commonly continues to do today. Every four years the ‘rationale’ of the Evils are negotiated. When the truth is, right wing or left wing, the two candidates running for president are opposite sides of the same bird. There is no lessor of the two evils. Evil is Evil. Donald Trump is a common criminal according to the Intercept in the Article “All the President’s Crimes.” Another outlet HuffPost penned an article on Trump’s criminal history and why it should be front and center of the national media. vox.com penned an article entitled ‘Trump’s criminal justice policy’ where Trump was quoted in saying in 2015 that “we have to get a lot tougher” on crime. In 2017, he advocated for police being rougher during arrests, claiming he’s told cops, “Please don’t be too nice.” In his second term, he promised more police officers, stricter penalties for assaults on cops, prosecuting drive-by shooting as domestic terrorism, going after “Violent Extremist Group like ANTIFA,” and reversing reforms to end cash bail. This is the same man who called the neo-Nazi and KKK members in Charlottesville, VA ‘very fine people.’ Recently, Dictator Wannabe Trump went to Kenosha, WI in support of the 17 year old murderer who killed two protesters. In July, Trump’s niece filed a lawsuit against him and his siblings for fraud, calling it the family ‘way of life.’ Nytimes.com. Trump’s niece (a clinical psychologist) also described him as a ‘narcissist’ and the son of a sociopath, cnbc.com and mercurynews.com. Olivia Troye, an ex-white house aide to Mike Pence, was quoted in saying ‘President Trump displayed “flat-out disregard for human life.” She further stated that the president literally does not care about American deaths except insofar as it affects his own political standing. “The truth is, he doesn’t actually care about anyone else other than himself,” she said. Nymag.com. Donald Trump has proven over and over that there is nothing redeeming about him. In the past he used a metaphor about the ‘snake’ where he seemed to suggest that he is the snake in the analogy. Although his use of the parody from the 1960 song, it was a clear indication of Trump’s ignorance of the song and the writer’s backstory. As the articles, his family member and others from his inner-circle have stated, Trump does not care about humanity at all. This is soulless being who currently occupies the white house. As for Joe Biden, his bio and track record is only impressive if you are glutton for punishment or have a death wish for Black people. After losing in the early stages of the 2020 Presidential primaries, Biden was able to get the boost he needed to secure the nomination for President after he received help from Former President Barack Obama who (according to reports) convinced some of the other candidates to drop out the race right before the South Carolina primary. msn.com. The Daily mail reported that after the coronavirus-19 hit, Obama later convinced Sanders to drop out in April to avoid the same thing that happened in 2016. Dailymail.co.uk. It appeared that Mr. Obama was working behind the scenes the whole time to get Jim Crow Joe Biden as the Democratic Nominee for President. Back in 2016, Obama openly admitted that the election of Hillary Clinton would secure his legacy. In other words, the entire community of Black people were never his concern. According to him, (translation) it was his legacy, not the killing of unarmed black people in the streets and homes were on his list of priorities. He masqueraded around for eight years in black face, created more ‘white millionaires’ and dismissed the idea of reparation for the descendants from the American Slavery Experience. Mr. Obama is not part of our lineage or our Ancestor’s legacies and he showed us who he really was, but not before he secured the Presidency twice. Melanin does not equate to the American experience of Institution of Slavery. Political rule number one: If there is no track record supporting a black agenda or the promise to begin one, then the option should be simple, no tangibles no vote. Jim Crow Joe Biden left Reparation out of his racial equity plan despite the left’s call for reform. Newsweek.com. Instead Jim Crow Joe insulted the demand for reparations for Black by including Native Americans. Biden said as President, he will supports additional funding for the police by $300 million. Businessinsider.com and thehill.com. Joe Biden and the white media have downplayed the 1994 crime law that he helped to write along with his famous quote. The New York Times wrote, “The truth is, Mr. Biden had boasted a year earlier in a speech on the Senate floor, ‘every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of the congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden.” Nytimes.com. This is Joe Biden’s legacy in spite of the fact that Kerner Report of 1968 gave him enough data to have crafted a much different bill. Biden did not care about the cultural collective of Black people back then, nor does he care now. His record is the evidence. While Biden was making laws to incentivize state prisons to lock up black men, his own children were committing crimes. According to the nypost.com, his son Hunter Biden has a history of drugs, drunk driving, but no jail time. Biden had a double standard when it came to his own children. His daughter Ashley was arrested for marijuana possession at 17, but prosecutor decline to pursue the charges. Years later Ashley was caught on video snorting cocaine. Washington examiner. Joe Biden was part of the Obama Administration when seven year old Aiyana Jones was killed by a police bullet that struck her in the head on May 16, 2010 in Detroit, MI. When Eric Garner (43) was choked to death on a street of Staten Island, NY by Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. When Michael Brown (18) was killed by Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, who laid in the street for four hours on August 9, 2014. When LaQuan McDonald (17) was murdered by Chicago police Jason Van Dyke on October 20, 2014. LaQuan was shot sixteen times. When 12 year old Tamir Rice was gunned down by police in a Cleveland, OH park in less than two seconds as his sister looked on November 22, 2014. When Walter Scott (50) (a former military serviceman) was shot in the back by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, SC, on April 4, 2015. When Sandra Bland (28) was found dead in the custody of the police in Waller County, TX on July 13, 2015. When Alton Sterling (37) was executed by police in Baton Rouge, LA on July 5, 2016. When Philando Castile (32) was killed by Officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights, MN on July 6, 2019 while his four year old daughter watched from the back seat of the car. Under Trump, Charleeena Lyles (30) pregnant mother was killed by two Seattle, WA police after she called them to report a burglary on June 18, 2017. Her children were in the house during the shooting. Joe Biden does not possess a moral or ethical high ground over Trump when it comes to the lives and the legal sanctioned killings of unarmed black people in this country. While he was Vice-President, he nor Obama, Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch addressed police brutality in this country. Trump is continuing the cycle. Obama slapped the Black community in the face, particularly the grieving families by signing ‘Blue Alert’ law to protect police in 2015. Obama showed as much contempt as Donald Trump, Joe Biden or (Copmala) Kamala Harris toward black lives. He and his wife have shown little or no support toward the injustices in 2020. They have taken white capital from Netflix and continued the rhetoric of pandering for the Democratic Party. Scare tactics are no longer working to garner the black vote in the presidential elections. The youth of today have discovered the spirit of the Ancestors and learned to take their concerns to the streets. Our Elders were not afraid of the enforcement arm of white supremacy and fought the system politically and economically. They preached education to be empowered. This was their ethos for more than three centuries in the divided states before the 1960’s. They lives revealed that they had the courage to ‘figure it out’ in the experience. This ethos is the legacy that they left for us and generations to come. “Having the courage to “figure it out” in the process, is the action that we have to put forth. Voting has never been the ‘be all to end all solution’ as it’s propagated. The voting rights act for Black people happened in 1965, not the passage of the 19th amendment in 1919. The 19th amendment was for ‘white’ women, not Black people. The moment the voting rights act was passed in the divided states, the white legislatures began their mission to undermine the process to disenfranchise Black people, specifically black men. As long as the Electoral College exists, gerrymandering, voter suppression including denying ex-felons the right to vote, the presidential election is just an exercise in deciding which ‘wing’ of white supremacy will run the yard. Neither party is trying to end White Supremacy. In the 1960’s, the white Southern Democrats decided to leave the party because of the Civil Rights movement. One of the trailblazer of the sixties who started a movement within the Democratic Party was Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Ms. Hamer was one of the last authentic political champion for Civil Rights in the Democratic Party. She started her political journey in 1962 and by 1968 had become frustrated with the political process of the Democratic Party. Her frustration did not diminish her work as a Political Civil Rights Activist. Ms. Hamer helped to found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) in 1964. It was established in opposition to her state’s all-white delegation. By 1968 she had begun a ‘pig bank’ to provide free pigs for black farmers. A year later she launched the Freedom Farm Cooperative (FFC), bought up land that blacks could own and farm collectively. With donations and assistance from people like Harry Belafonte, she was able to purchase 640 acres and launched a coop store, boutique and sewing enterprise. Also, she secured a 200 housing units for low-income family. Womenhistory.org. She was the most recent model on being self-focused and self-sufficient in the South. The racist segregationists Democrats joined the Republican Party and continued the same coded hateful behavior leaving the so-called ‘liberal’ white moderates to pretend to support Black people. Less than ten years after Ms. Hamer’s political advocacy changed her community, Joe Biden had become a politician with the focus of passing Anti-Black laws and subsequently continued that trajectory until he became the Vice President in the Obama Administration. Joe Biden has more than 40 years of laws on the books that were Anti-Black. He and Harris together have more than 70 years of Anti-Black laws to their credit. The biggest problem we face as a collective is the desire and ability to work together as a collective unit for collective empowerment. ‘Black First’ must become our mantra as the Black collective. We are in a race war and the young warriors are in the streets. To assist the warriors in the streets, the goal should be to provide them with factual evidence on how to recognize enemies that look like us. The two party system are way ahead of us in cultivating tokens to sell out the Cultural Collective. Two of the latest millennials to sell the soap are Symone Sanders and Daniel Cameron. Symone Sanders (30) is a senior advisor to Joe Biden. We have to ask questions such as: Who are they, where did they come from, how did they get the position that they are currently occupying and what are their track record on Black issues? These questions are necessary in the vetting process. Ms. Sanders is a native of Omaha, NE. She was noticed by Bill Clinton when she was 16 yrs old when she lobbied to introduce him at a fundraiser in Omaha in 2006. She was the press secretary for Bernie Sander campaign at age 25 and served as a strategist for Communication and Political Outreach at Priorities USA, a super PAC for the Democratic Party. There is nothing in her background to suggest that she supports a black agenda, then why would we assume that she have the cultural collective best interest? According to ketv.com Douglas County Board of Health declared Racism a Public Health Crisis on June 18, 2020. And on September 8, 2020. 1011now.com reported that Racism was a Public Health Crisis in Lincoln-Lancaster County. Omaha is in Douglas County. Symone nor Joe Biden have raised these health concerns that happening in her home state and her city. As author Adam F.C. Fletcher wrote in 2012, “Racism isn’t just a physical phenomenon in Omaha; it’s a systemic, cultural and attitudinal reality present throughout the city.” See the website A History of Racism in Omaha. Symone is a token millennial for the Democratic Party just as Daniel Cameron is a token millennial for the Republican Party. Mr. Cameron is a (34), newly elected Attorney General for the State of KY. The fact that this man is heading the State is proof that Mitch McConnell does care about justice, only power. McConnell has spent the last twelve years packing to courts around the country with inexperience white people whom he vetted with the white supremacist ‘Federalist Party.’ In the case of Daniel Cameron, he is a figure head for the lawyers in the state of KY with only two years of experience as a clerk in the Eastern district of Kentucky and two years as the legal counsel for McConnell before he was elected by the ill-informed voters in Kentucky. America has become a banana republic and no amount of voting in a presidential election is going to change that trajectory. America has entered into the self-destruction phase. Our Ancestors built this country, but it’s not our job to keep this ‘burning house’ from going up in flame. It is our job to survive and teach future generations how to survive. Taking our concerns to the streets at the local and the state level gained traction for the current advocates in this country and around the world. We are the trendsetters for the world regardless if we want to be or not. Breonna Taylor’s death is an example how the two party political system work together when it comes to killing us. Thomas Wine, Jefferson County Attorney is a democrat who had a history of racist language in the court room of Circuit Court Judge Olu Stevens. By in 2015, Wine faced allegations of trying to get an ‘all-white jury.’ Wdrb.com. He recused himself in Breonna Taylor’s while attempting to prosecute Kenneth Walker, the boyfriend and defender against the police who entered their home with a no-knock warrant, shooting Ms. Taylor and allowing her to die without offering first act to her on March 13, 2020. Mr. Wine used the same playbook of passing to buck that the Missouri prosecutor used in the Michael Brown Case where the (secrecy) of the grand jury was allowed to let a killer cop avoid charges. The enforcement arm of white supremacy, i.e., the police, the prosecutors, the attorney generals and the white supremacy court systems are all on the same page when it comes to harming Black people. The 2020 election is definitely not a year for Black people to vote for either candidates unless they can explain WIIFU. Chaplain B.BCC, iad2bfree@outlook.com, 9/28/2020.
  12. Colonial America Anti-Black Agenda Colonial America was founded on the spirit of hatred, haughtiness of its collective self and a history of barbaric behaviors including a warring nature. From its inception, the pale-skinned Colonizers from northern Europe set up societies with a governing model similar to the formal feudal caste system of Europe where the word ‘black’ was used as a derogatory description or to degrade its bottom casted citizenry with contempt and disrespect. This was the vitriol and disdain that became the foundation of Colonial America Anti-Black Agenda. Frankly, it appears that the country has reverted back to colonial times with militias assisting ‘policing’ across the nation. In colonial times militias were formed with peasants and serfs who immigrated to the ‘so-called new world’ where they gained a sense of pride that translated into ‘respect and authority;’ something that they never had in the old empire. Since the beginning of this year with the failed impeachment hearing, the onset of Coronavirus-19, and tanked economy, we have seen Colonial America Anti-Black Agenda escalate, or rather we have been able to see the genocidal process in real time and more often with the invention of technology through social media. In the event you are debating within your own psyche of the reality I speak of on the colonial agenda and the targeted group, centuries of evidence has been clear and consistent. The Virginia Colony or the ‘Nobility of English stock’ established some of the first Anti-Black laws on the continent. 1639—Negroes were excludes from the requirement of possessing arms. 1640—J. Punch, sentenced to servant for life. Although two other runaways were not. One was a Dutchman and the other a Scotsman. 1642—Negro women could be considered tithable (property), whereas English women were not. 1662—Negro children born to indentured females became servitude for life. 1667—Baptism did not bring freedom to Negroes. 1668—Free Negro women (liken to enslaved females age 16 were deemed tithable). 1669—Casual killing of slaves. 1670—Free Negroes and Native who had been baptized were forbidden to buy Christian (Christian was synonymous for English culture) servants. 1672—Legal to wound or kill resisting slaves (compensated to slave owner if slave is killed). Rewarded Indians who captured escaped slaves. 1680—Forbidden slaves to meet at gathering, including funerals. Slaves forbidden to arm themselves for offensive or defensive purposes. 1691—Whites married to Negroes or Mulattos were banished and a systematic plan was established to capture ‘outlying slaves.’ 1692—Slaves denied right to jury trial for capital offenses. 1705—Free Negroes lose right to hold public office. 1705—Negroes, free or enslaved denied right to witness to testify in court. 1705—All Negroes, Mulatto, Indians Slaves, were considered real property. In other words these groups made up ‘chattel slaves’ or the foundation of Property rights as economic collateral for the Virginia plantation Planters. 1705—Enslaved men were not allowed to serve in militia. 1707—Law passed to increase mulatto children born to white women indentured to 31 years. Ministers were fined who married interracial couples. Shortly thereafter the colonizers of New England and those who occupied territory called Virginia continued the process of encroaching onto the indigenous inhabitants’ tribal lands in the Americas. The newly ‘legally’ named Negroes (Spanish word for black) were significant to the ALL of the gains the Colonizers made in their constant wars between the Indigenous (Indians) Confederates in the Northeast territories of the continent, the French occupying lands in the South to areas extending to current Canada, the Spanish in the Southwest, Northwest, and current day Central and South America. The promise of FREEDOM and the right to bear arms (protection/security) were primary motivating factors for our Ancestors to participate in the wars. Typically the promises were broken by the English in New England and the Virginia Colony who were allies to the British Crown. The friction that existed for centuries in the old world between the ‘commoners (New England) and the nobles (Virginia) of Europe began to play out between the British subjects from New England and the Virginia colonies after the French and Indian wars ended. Negro men served in the Spanish and French-Indian Wars before they served in the Revolutionary. Also, they became the bargain chips in the perpetual wars in the Europeans’ quest for domination against each other in the Americas. At the beginning of the continental/revolutionary war, General George Washington and others were very vocal in opposition about recruiting black men both free and slaves (especially slaves) into the military. “As war with Britain broke out in the spring of 1775, Massachusetts patriots needed every man they could get, and a number of black men—both slave and free –served bravely at Lexington and Concord and then at the Battle of Bunker Hill. In fact, according to documents archived on www.fold3.com a former slave named Salem Poor performed so heroically at Bunker Hill—exactly what he did has been lost to history—that 14 officers wrote to the Massachusetts legislature, commending him as a ‘brave and gallant Soldier’ who deserved a reward. Valor like this wasn’t enough, however, and shortly after his appointment as commander in chief, Washington signed an order forbidding the recruitment of all blacks.” The British took this opposition as an opportunity to divide the colonies. army.mil. Once the Ancestors learned the English language, some of them took on the legal system to gain their freedom. Elizabeth Freeman, (1744-1829) aka Bet, Mum Bett, or MumBet was the first indigenous American to file and win a freedom suit in the state of Massachusetts under the constitution in 1781. Another was James Armistead Lafayette (1748-1830), who petitioned for his freedom. He was a slave and served as a double agent (spy) in the Revolutionary War. After the war he continued life as a slave because he was not eligible for emancipation under the in legal injustice Act of 1783 for slave soldiers. After petitioning the Virginia legislature he was granted his freedom in 1787. Biography.com. Two other political voices who fought on behalf of the entire collective were David Walker, (1796-1830) and Maria Stewart (1803-1879). Walker was an Anti-slave Abolitionist Activist. Walker was born to a slave father and a free mother, therefore he was a free person at birth. He was one of the leading Abolitionists who urged slaves to fight for freedom and justice. He wrote a series of Essays called ‘Appealing to the Coloured Citizen of the World’ in 1830 where he challenged the system of white supremacy and its inhumane treatment of enslaved people. Maria Stewart was the first women’s right advocate in America. She was born a free person also and was inspired by Walker. As an adult she urged women to stand up for their rights rather than suffer in humiliation. She believed both male and female indigenous people deserved the change to acquire an education. After her husband died, Stewart was denied her widow’s pension and the inheritance he left to her. He was a wealthy businessman and veteran of the War of 1812. Bostonlitdistrict.org. When the law was changed to disadvantage Ms. Steward, it was a blatant racist act of economically starvation. Not only were politics of Slavery to keep (The Negroes) as the permanent labor force, laws were created to hinder their economic progress. The Ancestors were constantly fighting and figuring out ways to ‘legally’ challenge the system of white supremacy. They were the pioneers we need to study and learn from. One of the problem we currently have in the cultural collective is the fact that far too many of us are ignorant of our lineage and our Ancestors’ Legacies. Our Ancestors worked through Colonial America Anti-Black Agenda before this land mass was a nation, after it became a Country and the left powerful ethical examples for us to learn from in the fight against the system of white supremacy. A large part of Colonial America Anti-Black agenda was carried out through state sanctioned domestic terrorism. Long before the federal government allowed the massacre in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, OK; pale-skinned Euro-Americans had been killing our Ancestors and destroying the communities in which they lived. Listed below are some of the genocidal/domestic terrorist acts from the 1860s to 1946. Devil’s Punchbowl in Natchez MS, 1860’s People considered Contraband during the Civil War for profit. Camp Jackson Massacre, MO, May 10, 1861 Detroit Race riot, March 6, 1863 Ft. Pillow Massacre, TN April 12, 1864 Saltville Massacre, VA Oct 1-3, 1864 Memphis Massacre-riots, TN, May 1-3, 1866 New Orleans Massacre, LA July 30, 1866 Opelousas Massacre, St Landry Parish, LA Sept. 28, 1868 Eutaw Massacre-riot, Greene County, AL Murder of James Martin, March 31, 1870 Eutaw Massacre-riot, Greene County, AL Gilford Coleman lynched, Oct. 25, 1870 Colfax Massacre, LA April 13, 1873 Coushatta Massacre, LA August 28-30, 1874 Hamburg Massacre, SC July 8, 1876 Polk County Massacre, AR August 5, 1896 Carrol County Courthouse Massacre, MS March 17, 1886 Wilmington Massacre, NC November 10, 1898 Springfield Race War, IL August 14-16, 1908 Atlanta Massacre, Race war, GA September 22-24, 1906 Slocum Massacre, Genocide, TX July 29, 1910 Houston riot, TX May-July 1917 Elaine Massacre, AR September 30, 1919 Chicago riots, IL July 27-August 3, 1919 Omaha Race riot, NE September 28-29, 1919 Knoxville Race riot, TN August 30-31, 1919 Greenwood Massacre, Tulsa, OK May 31-June 1, 1921 Rosewood Massacre, FL January 1, 1923 Phoenix Massacre, AZ November 27, 1942 (Military) Camp Van Dorn Massacre, Centreville, MS June 1943 (Military) (about 1200 black soldiers died, according to records) Columbia Race Riot, TN February 25-28, 1946 (US Veterans defended themselves) For more than 381 years later, police (original slave catchers) brutality, vigilantism and economic starvation were the leading causes of our annihilation in the illegal system of injustice in Colonial America. Our Ancestors knew first-hand what the jobs were of the slave catchers. They were the ‘legal enforcement arm’ of this white supremacy regime, whereas the vigilantes were the supporting arm to the police. This is the same dynamic playing out in 2020. White Supremacy tactics are to kill, steal and destroy. Our Ancestors lived through acts of terror in slavery and Jim Crow. They constantly taught the youth how to hopefully survive police encounters. The idea of ‘policing’ was never a part of our Ancestor’s communities before their communities were destroyed. The Ancestors protected their own communities. The idea of policing was code for controlling the ‘total being’ of the bottom casted. Several resources to consider to further your awareness of on the effects of policing in the Black communities are: Breaking Ranks, A Top Cop’s expose’ of the dark side of America Policing, by Norm Stamper. Second, Ritual of Blood: Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries, by Orlando Patterson. Third, 100 years of Lynching, by Ralph Ginzburg. Ginzburg’s book covered actual new stories of domestic terrorism. And the fourth book is Carter G. Woodson’s, Mis-Education of the Negro. Woodson’s book is a must read or re-read again to understand how we have learned to be ignorant and complicit in our own demise. After the destruction of the Black communities, White people used the legal system to keep Black people out of their communities with racial covenants. As early as 1910, Minneapolis, MN established racial covenants in the deeds for housing. By 1926, other states were following the trend after the U.S. Supreme Courts validated the use of racial covenants. bostonfairhouising.org. Twenty-two years later the same Supreme Court made ‘racial covenants’ unenforceable by law. During that same year in 1948, the community of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles CA formed a mob when a black family was set to move-in. The community mob set a 12-foot cross aflame and watched it burn. This incident happened after shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision. Between the years 1950-1966, Los Angeles became one of the most segregated cities in America where there were ‘secret white supremacy gangs’ operating within the police departments. In 1999, the latimes.com reported on “The Secret Society among Lawmen” that dated back to 1971 in East Los Angeles. In June 2020 nymag.com article read “In LA County, Gangs wear Badges.” Sworn testimony made in June 2020 by a whistleblower revealed that there have been gangs inside of the sheriff office in Compton for decades. Such gangs operating inside the police department as the ‘Vikings, Reapers, Regulators, Little Devils, Cowboys, 200 Boys and 300 Boys, Jump out Boys, and most recently the Banditos and the Executioners. The United States, rather the divided states have never been without an Anti-Black Agenda. Operating an Anti-Black is the only way that they can maintain their delusion of superiority. In a just society, Black people could and would strive without the assistance of so-called white people. This is the reason why it’s imperative that we learn the lessons of our Ancestors, strive to become politically educated and work toward a Black Agenda that will benefit the survival of our cultural collective. In a few weeks another presidential election cycle will conclude. Either the country will continue under 45’s racist regime, or Joe Biden and (Copmala) Kamala Harris (of Hindi/Jamaican heritage) will continue to advance the Anti-Black Agenda. Biden have stated that he plan to give the police association additional resources and he has been silent on punishing the murderers with badges. Biden and Harris careers have been devoted to championing Anti-Black laws. The question that we have to ask ourselves is, how are we going to become our own advocates for justice in this anti-black regime? The Republicans nor the Democrats have stated what they going to do on ‘day one’ as the next president of the divided states about the following cases: Jabari and Gerard Celestine, 16 yr old twins, accosted by the police on September 5, 2020, Lafayette, LA Dijon Kizzee, 29 yr old man shot and killed by police on August 31, 2020, Los Angeles, CA Jacob Blake, 29 yr old man shot and paralyzed by police on August 23, 2020, Kenosha, WI Trayford Pellerin, 31 yr old man shot and killed by police on August 21, 2020, Lafayette, LA Robert Fuller, 24 yr old man found dead hanging on June 10, 2020, outside City Hall in Palmdale, CA Doninique Alexander, 27 yr old man found hanging on June 9, 2020 in Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan, NY George Floyd, 45 yr old man died in police custody on May 25, 2020, Minneapolis, MN Rayshard Brook, 27 yr old man shot and killed by police on June 12, 2020, Atlanta, GA Breonna Taylor, 26 yr old woman shot and killed by police on March 13, 2020, Louisville, KY. Our Ancestors left a road map to navigate our journeys, it is up to us to dig for the evidence, became warriors in the political fight and further the mission of our own Black Agenda. Chaplain B.BCC, iad2bfree@outlook.com, 9/17/2020.
  13. I do NOT trust the right wing or the left wing...2 wings same damn bird!!! I could care less about "Jim Crow Joe & #45 Agent of Chaos Orange", but there is always Jo Jorgensen...
  14. Conveniently Black A few days ago Jim Crow Joe Biden gave the descendants of the former American slaves the proverbial middle finger by picking a US born South Asian-Jamaican to be his vice presidential running mate. A South Asian from the country of India whose immigrant parents had nothing in common with our Ancestors’ experience from the Institution of American Slavery and the Jim Crow era. These facts should not be lost those of us care about the lineage and legacy of the Ancestors who bled, died and are buried on this soil. Joe Biden like Donald Trump and many of the ‘Pocahontas’ mindset minions either think we are too stupid or politically uneducated to know when we being played. This years’ presidential election is no different for Indigenous Black Americans than any other. The Elites that run the Washington establishment Republican and Democratic parties have decided once again that they have no intentions of addressing our claims of reparations, our claim against police brutality, income inequality, housing discriminations and other injustices that they’ve strategically created laws to stifle the advancement of Indigenous American Blacks. Donald Trump and his followers have given this country the jolt needed to expose the façade of American greatest. The façade can be seen daily in the white media as they parade a few chosen Negroes around the national propaganda circuits to market the image and delusion of inclusion. Many of these bought and paid for Negroes are conveniently black without the scars of American slavery. The national white media has always served as a public indoctrination apparatus for white supremacy. In reality, the goal of both political parties is to keep the descendants of former slaves as the permanent under-class in the American casted system. Kamala Harris is the latest insult to the lineage and legacy of the Ancestors of American slavery. Kamala’s parents shared similarities with former President Obama father who were allowed to enter the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Since the sixties the white political power structure have been using that strategy to replace us in every aspect of political life in America. Kamala Harris’ political actions toward American Blacks have been abhorrently and totally anti-black American. She like the homegrown white supremacist male counterparts running to control the white house are birds of a feather. Back in 2008, Kamala Harris prosecuted a mentally ill woman who had been shot by a San Francisco police. As the SF District Attorney, Ms. Harris had a regular spot on the police union newsletter. She cleared the officer of wrongdoing in the shooting of Ms. Sheehan and wrote an article in the newsletter where she touted a judge’s decision to allow the charges against Ms. Sheehan to go to trial. The case was re-tried by Harris after the jury was deadlocked. The case eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where Ms. Sheehan won a settlement. Her civil suit also resulted in a landmark appellate court ruling that said the police had to take more care when interacting with people that they know have a mental illness. mercurynews.com. Kamala Harris’ political track record speaks for itself in her reluctance to bring charges against the police. In 2009, Oscar Grant was killed and Alameda County prosecutor Tom Orloff refused to investigate, must less charge BART cop Johannes Mehersle. Ms. Harris and other California prosecutors gave same ole song and dance speeches while the citizenry of California died at the hands of police. In 2011 Raheim Brown, a twenty year old man was shoot and killed by an Oakland schools police Sargent. After the police put two bullets in Brown’s chest incapacitating him, he fired five more shots into Brown’s body. sfgate.com. In 2013, a child name Andy Lopez was gunned down in Santa Rosa, CA, by a Sonoma County deputy sheriff as he was walking in a field to return a toy gun that a friend had left at his home. Months later the sheriff that killed Lopez penned an article in a police trade publication instructing officers how they could clear themselves of wrongful shooting especially if the case involved toy guns. Kamala Harris was asked to intervene. The community called for an independent special prosecutor and their calls were met with deafening silence. sfbayview.com. Also back in 2013 a local new affiliate in Los Angeles ran a story about the works of Kamala Harris. The title read as follows: 6 OC Parents arrested for Allowing Children to be Chronically Truant from School. losangeles.cbslocal.com. 4/18/2013. One of those parents were Cheree People, a 33 year old mother whose child suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia. According to Ms. People, her child had ‘excused’ absents under the state law but that did not matter to Kamala Harris’ agenda. Ms. People was recently interviewed by Youtuber, Tonetalks where she told her story and that of her sick child. Also, she educated the viewers on the systematic approach to Ms. Harris’ program of Truancy. On February 13, 2014, a group called occupyoakland.org wrote an open letter to Kamala Harris telling her to do her job and prosecute killer cops. The letter and protest happened after two years of waiting for action in the shooting death of Alan Blueford. Blueford was an 18 year old who was shot and killed by an Oakland police who initially said that Blueford was shot in an exchange of gunfire that also injured the officer chasing him. Later it was revealed that the officer that chased Blueford had shot himself in his own foot. abc7news.com. Another case relevant to the political theatre of the injustice tied to Kamala Harris was the death of Mitrice Richardson who went missing in 2009 and found dead in 2010. According to dailynews.com, the Richardson’s family and their supporters sent nearly 500 pages of documents and reports about the case to then Attorney General Kamala Harris hoping she would find cause for criminal action against the deputies of the Sheriff’s Department. In 2015, Harris’ office would not review the Richardson’s case saying there was ‘no reasonable inference’ that the deputies broke the law. But months later Kamala agreed to review the matter at the request of Richardson’s father, Michael Richardson. Consequently on December 31, 2016, then California State Attorney General Kamala Harris made a statement to the latimes.com. She said, “There is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution for destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence.” The Richardson case was reminiscent of Ahmaud Abrery case and the state of Georgia who had problems with the prosecutors who initially failed to bring charges against the race soldiers who tried to cover and then justify the murder of Mr. Abrery. Kamala Harris is no different than any other Elite politician who present absolutely nothing positive in the interest of Indigenous American Blacks. In 2017, m.huffpost.com ran a story with the headline entitled, Kamala Harris has to answer for not prosecuting Steve Mnuchin, who according to the writer of the story obtained a memo from The Intercept stating that Mnuchin and OneWest Bank were guilty of ‘widespread misconduct’ in the form of over 1000 legal violations back in 2013. The Center for Popular Democracy carried a similar a story detailing how Ms. Harris failed in her duties as the ‘Top-cop’ to law enforcers. populardemocracy.org. Kamala Harris political resume includes being a champion of Truancy laws to put parents in jail who in some cases had sick children and being feckless in her duties to prosecute the police criminals and the well connected. According to Kamala Harris, she accredits who she is to her cultural ethnicity from the country of India. In past interviews, Kamala Harris rarely mentioned her Jamaican lineage. The family lineage and legacy that she referenced is ‘Bhramin’ class (translation, Elite or white) of India. If we were citizen in India Indigenous American Blacks would mostly fall within the class of the ‘Untouchables.’ Melanin has been the ‘political marker’ that has used against our Ancestors and now us, the descendants in this wicked society called America. As for Indians from India, Caribbean immigrants or immigrants from the Continent of Africa, melanin has been used by them to be conveniently black when it’s beneficial to their individual agenda in gaining access to white privileges and power in the American political system. Otherwise melanated immigrants identify with their cultural ethnic background of their countries of origin. These people have no desire to link themselves with our lineage and legacy of the darkness chapters in human history. On the other hand, some descendants who share the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow with us have chosen to distance themselves from the struggle until the situation or event calls for them to be conveniently black. That bring the conversation to Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey and the Obamas. Back in 2005, Kanye West famously stated ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ That statement was made following the damages from Hurricane Katrina. Fast forward fifteen years later, Kanye West has aligned himself with Donald Trump, parading around with Trump’s marketing tool on his head, idolizing Trump as a father figure and most recent on July 4th 2020, announced his candidacy for president. During Kanye’s so-called rally, there was no agenda about the current climate of police brutality, reparation, inequality, or a cohesive narrative. Nor has anyone from the so-called news outlets challenged Kanye on his statement back in 2005 against Bush versus his admiration for Trump who has proven to be an agent of chaos and mouthpiece for overt white supremacy. In the past few years Kanye has been spewing out disrespectful rhetoric about Harriet Tubman and misinformation on the history of American slavery. Kanye, Oprah, and the Obamas have been conveniently quiet on the killing of George Floyd, Beonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbrey, just to name a few. These people are former Chicagoans who also did not have anything to say about the killing of Laquan McDonald in 2014 by Chicago police and the covered-up by Rahm Emanuel until he had been successfully re-elected as mayor. They had nothing to say about Sandra Bland (also from the Chicago area) who was found dead in the custody of a TX police department in 2015. However the Obamas recently resurfaced to pander the democratic line about voting. Recently, Former President Obama tried to low key through shade at the efforts by Young progressive across the United States. The grassroots have gotten more accomplished specifically addressing police brutality in a few months without voting than former President Obama did in eight years. A little bit over a week ago Oprah Winfrey attempted to upstage the grassroots efforts in Louisville, KY by putting up 26 billboard with Beonna Taylor’s face on them. Black Channel Films has been boldly putting up billboards across America for years bringing attention to our plights. In 2018, Black Channel Films put up ads in Dallas, TX to bring attention to the murder of Botham Jean. Just recently BCF did the same in Louisville, KY for Beonna Taylor. The billboard reads ‘Black Men’ are supporting Beonna Taylor. Oprah Winfrey has never allowed any other human face to grace her magazine until she put Beonna Taylor on the cover. One possible reason could be the fact that her magazine is ending the ‘print edition’ after twenty. pbs.org. This is the same Oprah who gave the KKK a platform on her show in 1988 where she was upstaged by them. In 2007, Oprah justified her initiative to start a school in South Africa opposed to the United States, specifically Chicago. chicagotribune.com. Although Marva Collin opened a school in Chicago in 1975. According to reports, in 2018 Oprah gave $500,000 to the Parkland efforts after being inspired by the students from the school shooting. Oprah backed Gayle King’s when Gayle attempted to smear the legacy of Kobe Bryant earlier this year after his death and that of his daughter. Following that move, Oprah gave a platform to two white men who attempted to smear the legacy of Michael Jackson. The same Michael Jackson who gave Oprah two of the highest rating in her shows’ history in the early 1990s. The question has to be asked, why Beonna Taylor? Beonna Taylor was killed back in March. Why didn’t Oprah put up billboards in May when the story initially gained national attention? Or, why not Renisha McBride who was killed months later after the verdict of Trayvon Martin, in 2012? Or, in 2015 when the Huffington post ran a story about fifteen black women who had been killed during police encounters. Huffpost.com? Or, Atatiana Jefferson who was killed by police in her home after the murder verdict of Botham Jean in 2019. There has been enough stories about police criminality toward black women for Oprah to be inspired, but it took the white children in a school shooting to inspired her.sun-sentinel.com. These are questions that makes you go hmm? Every four years the political establishment revert to pandering to the descendants of American Slaves without tangibles. During the funeral service of John Lewis three former Presidents of the United States spoke during the Eulogy. Bill Clinton has the audacity to suggest the ‘way’ of Kwame Ture (formerly Stokley Carmichael) did not rise to the path of John Lewis. It’s interesting how politicians feel like they can tell us who should be respected in our community. It was the civil right advocacy of the Black Panthers Party of self-defense who gave voice to the collective community after the death of King, until they were infiltrated. The Panthers served as vanguards against criminal policing in major urban (code 4 black) communities in the mid-sixties through the early seventies. In 1973, Sam Greenlee’s movie ‘The Spook Who sat by the Door’ gave the community an idea what empowerment looked like for Indigenous Black communities across America. The movie also revealed how the government viewed us then and now. Mr. Greenlee’s movie was an adaptation from his book by the same name, published in 1968. The movie was based in Chicago where Mr. Greenlee was born. The movie and the actual Panther party paralleled the struggles that we continue to face with police brutality and other injustices. In 1969, 21 year old Fred Hampton, was murdered by the United State Government/Chicago police. The federal government gained access into the BPP by way of agent provocateurs. The same behavior pattern has been verified that the actions of the looters and destroyers of property in the current movement has been done by agent provocateurs pretending to be protestors. The history of agent provocateurs date back to the early days of colonization in North America. Several reasons slave uprisings had limited success were because the free black were denied the legal right to own firearms, laws in place to tightly regulate access to firearms and because of traitors in the group. We have to look further back further than the civil rights era to discover that the warriors who came through American slavery and Jim Crow have been fighting to ‘be’ human and full citizenship in this society since this country started. On August 30, 1800 Gabriel Prosser led a revolt in Virginia, organizing more than 1000 slaves along with some ‘poor white people.’ The plan was derailed by torrential rain and a traitor in the group who warned the white authorities. In 1811, the largest revolt in American history called the German Coast uprising began outside New Orleans, LA. The uprising was led by Charles Deslandes, at age 31. He was part of the slaves who were transported to Louisiana after the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804). And in 1822, Denmark Vesey led a revolt in South Carolina. It was reported that he organized as many as 9000 Indigenous American Blacks. The plan was betrayed by several fearful enslaved people. Vesey was born in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and was a slave until 1800 when he purchased his own freedom in South Carolina. biography.com. The early uprising as well as the Black Panther Party movement were sabotages by trusting those did not have loyalty to the collective. We shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the agents are more sophisticated today. They work on both sides of the isles commonly known as ‘the lessors of the two evils.’ Evil is still and it’s high time that we work to forward the agenda of the cultural collective toward empowerment. This was the goal of our Ancestors. We have many forms of technology to educate ourselves and expose traders in our midst. Melanin does not nor has it ever been a true indicator to measure loyalty to the collective. The behavioral patterns of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden have been that of careerists who have spent their entire political careers passing laws and upholding laws to destroy the fiber of the traditional Black family in America. We must become politically informed and expose those who masquerade around being conveniently black, if we are to survive as a cultural ethnic group in America. Chaplain B, Board Certified Chaplain, APC, iad2bfree@outlook.com 8/17/2020
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