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Black America at a Crossroads

The road less traveled

Black America is in a constant state of grief and mourning these recent days, months, years. The state-sanctioned violence perpetrated on black youth by police, prosecutors and judges is utterly demoralizing. Read More »

Run, Forrest Run

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Here; remember the scene in the movie 'Forrest Gump,' when Forrest and his girlfriend Jenny Curran were walking home from school and a Jeep load of young white thugs came after Forrest. To communicate to the theater audience the danger Forrest was in, the film director had the camera focused on the Confederate flag license plate in the front of the Jeep. The Jeep was moving fast, but Forrest was moving faster and Jenny was screaming “Run, Forrest Run.” Read More »

The Devil’s Work In Charleston, South Carolina

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The first Africans upon the slave ships destined for the Americas sensed the coming of a great and lasting catastrophe. They had nothing that would protect and fortify them from the coming centuries of bondage and tyranny, so they sent out an exalting wail beseeching God’s mercy. God looked down on them and saw that they had nothing. They were naked and in chains. God in His singular wisdom took the very sound of their lament and turned it into their shield and their weapon, and today we call that sound music. Read More »

A 1960s Lexicon of Words of Liberation and Self Defense

Power to the People

Over the decade of the 60s these groups developed and shared a lexicon of words that expressed their desire for liberation. The black community at-large widely used these liberation words and phrases. Recently I have been recalling those words and phrases noticing that I rarely hear them in today’s struggle. Read More »

Black Like Me

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That their torments be many and can only be explained in the darkest Yiddish proverbs by the cruses of a thousand rabbis. That the imps of a far-distant abyss visit each of them, every other night, for all the rest of their lives to keep their eyes propped open and their minds restless through the night, so they awaken tired in Hellhelm where there is no mornings. And if this does not get them to change their evil ways – for them I further wish: Read More »

Black Lives Matter: A Proposed Amnesty Program for Dirty Cops

Cops in need of retraining

As a good faith gesture of conciliation to the black community, police departments around the nation should create South African style reconciliation commissions and grant amnesty to members of their departments who confess to wrongdoing that has resulted in the death or conviction of an innocent black man. Read More »

And Then He Told Us It Was Raining: Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island Provide a Seminal Moment

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Americans daily and the international community of nations have taken note, and even a country like North Korea can scoff at America when it comes to human rights – America has loss its moral standing in the world. Read More »

Killed by Police: Not Only in Ferguson, But All of America

Eleanor Bumpurs: Shotgunned to death by police in 1984

There is a long, long history of white cops receiving immunity after shooting and killing black people needlessly. Read More »

The Funeral

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"I'm tired of preaching funeral sermons about dead people who have never lived to dead people who have never lived," said Reverend Ledbetter. Read More »

Kosen Rufu – Propagation of World Peace

Nichiren is a form of Japanese Buddhism that emphasizes repeated recitation of the mantra nam myoho renge kyo for health, happiness and enlightenment. Read More »