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Mon, 21.01.2019

Racisms Disease and Healing Deferred in America

Like many of you, I know a family member or friend who is suffering from or has died from cancer. Many of you also know of someone who is suffering from or has died from racism in America. Both are deadly, both are merciless and kill any without closure. Some succumb quickly to its grip […]

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Sat, 30.06.2018

Nature v. Nurture and Race, an African American Viewpoint

After about two decades after his birth, my son’s mother told me that he was becoming more like me. He has her smile, countless other characteristics from her too, both blending nature and nurture. We separated when he was about five with her having full custody and my weekly visits and separate annual vacations. Debating […]

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Sat, 28.10.2017

The Idolatry of American Whiteness

Back in 2003, I watched a documentary on PBS called Race and the Power of Illusion.  It brought back many memories of my life as a black man in America. It also dredged up many sensitive feelings I had and have regarding America’s major cog of racism; color.  Growing up in the 20th-century civil rights […]

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Fri, 02.06.2017

Back To Some Basics In African America

It is 2016 and in the contested racial relationship between black and white Americans, there are three basics for blacks that need to be reestablished in the 21st century. America is not in a post-civil rights era American civil rights bills and affirmative action from the last century serve as iconic accomplishments of the Dr. […]

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Sat, 08.10.2016

History + Culture = Heritage

Time and time again especially in the African American community we here elders in particular say the following.  If you don’t know where you came from you’ll have difficulty knowing where you are going. Our forefathers in African America have placed several historic benchmarks to help present and future black citizens know where they came from. […]

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Fri, 30.09.2016

Simpson to Kaepernick, How The Truth Will Set You Free

African American Registry existed before the first black president in America and I recall advice given to me by a very smart and successful black woman. It came during a video interview for our ‘Voices That Guide Us’ narratives. She admired our mission and intent. Especially our educational works being factually astute and blending oral […]

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Thu, 26.05.2016

What Happened To The Queen?

When my mother passed away I received many cards, phone calls of condolences from family and friends. One that still comes to mind 25 years later is that she was “My Oldest Friend.” She was not any more or less important to me than your mother was (is) to you but I bring her up […]

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Sat, 16.04.2016

The Unfinished Community Building in Black America

Phrases like “It takes a village to raise a child” are often used as a metaphor for old school neighborhoods, how our black ancestors lived, and a romanticized past that many want back. In 2016, sometimes the village/community phrase feels like a cliché for African America. It’s not to say this can’t be done but […]

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Sat, 20.07.2013

What Is Character Pt? I

What is character? If you look up the actual definition via Merriam-Webster, 2a: one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual. 2c: the complex of mental and ethical traits marking and often individualizing a person, group, or nation. Now take a minute and think about what you believe to be […]

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Wed, 29.05.2013

Coming Out!

Well, it finally happened. A gay man came out as a basketball player. Wait, I’m sorry, a basketball player came out as a gay man. Amidst the growing climate change that is the Civil Rights Movement’s current struggle, Equality for Gays, Jason Collins’ coming out literally helped the conversation move from behind closed doors out […]

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

Niggers are scared of revolution But niggers shouldn’t be scared of revolution Because revolution is nothing but change And all niggers do is change Niggers come in from work... Niggers are Scared of Revolution by Jalal Nuriddin
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