Revolutionary H. Rap Brown

3In the 1960s, during civil rights movement, there were several leaders of note. Most fell into two very distinct factions; there were the non-violent faction and the more aggressive revolutionary wing of the movement. As we all know, it did not matter which faction the leader participated in “they all were either killed or jailed.” One of the more aggressive and outspoken leaders from the revolutionary side was H. Rap Brown! He is famously known for statements like “Burn Baby Burn.”

His government name was Hubert Gerold Brown before changing it to H. Rap Brown and one of the most outspoken faces of the Black Power Movement. He served as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and as their Minister of Justice during the short-lived alliance between SNCC and the Black Panther Party. He became famous for his proclamations during that period saying “violence is as American as cherry pie,” as well as once stating that “If America don’t come around, we’re gonna burn it down”. He is also the author of his autobiography “Die Nigga Die!”

Brown like most of the so-called black radicals appeared on Hoover’s Ten Most Wanted list and was added after avoiding trial on charges of inciting a riot and of carrying a gun across state lines. Brown disappeared for 18 months and arrested after a reported shootout with officers. The shootout occurred after what was said to be an attempted robbery of a bar in 1971 in New York. His attorneys in the gun violation case were civil rights advocate Murphy Bell of Baton Rouge, and the self-described “radical lawyer” William Kunstler. Brown was scheduled to be tried in Cambridge, but the trial was moved to Bel Air, Maryland on a change of venue.

On March 9, 1970, two SNCC officials, Ralph Featherstone and William (“Che”) Payne, died on U.S. Route 1 south of Bel Air, Maryland, when a bomb on the front floorboard of their car exploded, completely destroying the car and dismembering both occupants. Theories of the origin of the bomb were disputed. Some say it was planted in an assassination attempt, others say it was intentionally carried by Payne to be used at the courthouse where Brown was to be tried. The next night the Cambridge courthouse was bombed.

He spent five years in Attica Prison after a robbery conviction. While in prison, Brown converted to Islam and changed his name from Hubert Gerold Brown to Jamil Abdullah al-Amin. After his release, he opened a grocery store in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a Muslim spiritual leader and community activist preaching against drugs and gambling in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.

He is currently serving a life sentence for murder following the 2000 shooting of two Fulton County Sheriff’s deputies, both black, who were trying to serve a warrant on him. One deputy, Ricky Kinchen, died in the shooting. On March 9, 2002, nearly two years after the shooting took place, al-Amin was convicted of 13 criminal charges, including the murder of Deputy Kinchen. Four days later, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was sent to Georgia State Prison, the state’s maximum security facility later transferred to ADX Florence Supermax prison in Colorado.

He believed “there is no in between, you’re either free or you’re a slave”. I agree!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Great Debate – Never Trump

I will readily admit that I think Trump is a con man and a good one. The great debate last night showed the world he is is gleefully unprepared! This picture says it all, except it insults clowns!

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American Terrorist

9Trump has said, he is the “law and order candidate” and has suggested a reinstatement of “Stop and Frisk.” He is also a staunch proponent of a more harsh posture for the police and said we need more police mainly for black people. Out of touch or racist?

In my view from the moment the police chief spoke about the police shooting in Charlotte that something was wrong with what he was saying. Now, I think we can see it was an attempt to cover up the killing in the police favor. Since they, the police, have released their version of the video; most reasonable people would have to agree!

The reason, I think, this attempted cover up failed was that they were caught off guard and did expect the wife to have a video of the entire event. Even when you view both versions; neither shows anything close to a reason to kill Keith Scott. Everything the chief has said publically appears to point to the issue of a cover-up. When you view the video, you can see they had nothing to prove that this was anything but a murder cover-up attempt.

It is time to strongly consider more vigorous efforts to be engaged in civil disobedience. This incident is a damn shame on so many levels! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Do You Agree?

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The True According To Who?

3In light of the nearly weekly killings at the hands of the police law speaks to the intensifying civil strife over the recent killings of unarmed black men and boys, many Americans are wondering, “What’s wrong with our police?” First, maybe we should take the police off of this pedestal that they are honorable and somehow decent. We know that they often lie!

They create a narrative to fit the truth as they want it to be; in the cases of police killings, their objective is to be exonerated of the crime. If you have ever had an encounter, even a traffic ticket, you know this is true!

Let’s look at the latest two killings; one situation show’s how it should be done, and the other shows the usual police tactic. In fact, what we see in North Carolina seems as if they are using Bull Connors playbook! For example, the first statement from the police seems to be unequivocal that the man they shot did have a gun. However, there was none shown in the video; days later, the tone has changed to something less affirmative. We also know the police play loose with facts and that there are instances where they have planted weapons after the fact. What technology has done is remove the veil of secrecy!

Let’s go back in time and understand the police were formed to be slave catchers. Therefore, they have never been honest when it comes to black people. In this case, the family and the police stories are vastly different views of what they saw on the video. This means it is now up to the police, in secret, to police themselves, and we know what the outcome is going to be; if history serves as proof. So this is what will happen, they will pay the family a sum of money to forget this happened.

In the Oklahoma case, there are those who are shocked that a white woman would shoot and kill someone in this senseless manner. Let us recall that white women were the most dangerous of all in the race. History has shown that they killed babies that her husband fathered with slave women, fed babies to alligators, seen cheering at lynching holding their children, and scream rape when they are in a compromising position.

Going back to the video’s, they have created a narrative that asked “do you believe us or your lying eyes” going back to Rodney King. The police nearly beat this man to death, and they said we did not see what we saw. When you watch the talking heads on television, they say the videos are not enough evidence to show that was wrong downing. Let me add, the color of the cop does not matter because “all they see is blue”.

We do know that the police, fact, that police forces have been infiltrated and run by white supremacy; so why then is it unreasonable to think there policies are not rooted in this true today! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Black America: State Of Emergency

D27I have often wondered what a revolution would look like if one would happen. Over the last fifty years, I have seen and heard about this mythical thing some call a revolution. One guy even theorized that it would not be televised! I have seen the Watt’s Riots and many other civil actions across America over the years. All of them have been forted by the always available “coon force” and black sellouts. Then there are the clever actions of government agencies, i.e., COINTELPRO!

We know they have been preparing concentration camp and the police heavily militarized. They even have cheap caskets to put you in already! They, white people, are well armed and dangerous! I would argue that black people are living under the rule of an occupying force, which is a precursor to war. When you view the lives lost – we are at war, they know it, and the goal is genocide! The old trick using pastor’s to mitigate and fool the people into submission – no longer works!

It fact there are some political leaders who refer to black people as the enemy and worse. These are trying times, and the other side is preparing to destroy you and take your life. If you are one of those people, who believes or can’t see what is happening in America to black people because we are very near the point of revolution! What will that look like? I don’t know, but I can say it won’t be pretty! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Justice Defined By Race

3All this week the news media has covered the New York terror attack. This guy blew up a bomb and placed several bombs around the city and in another state. Further. He got into a gun battle with the police, wounding four policemen. Now, here’s the thing he lived. During the same period of time, there have been two unarmed black men were shot by the police and one man had his hand high in the air. I find it interesting that lethal force was used in a matter of minutes.

The police do as they do and use the same script claiming they were afraid for their lives. Then they find a few black people to ask for nonviolence and rely on their faith, and wait for all the facts. How can that be when the initial statement in often untrue? But of course, the next step is to blame the victim and the community. Let me add that usually; they somehow find drugs or some contraband. We know they will place weapons and contraband on people!

Hillary Clinton has come out with a strong statement saying “she will talk to white people and that these killing are intolerable.” It is good on her part; however, white people know the situation because they find away, after paid desk duty, the police get off of their crime. I for one say “stop talking about how much we are all Americans.” Black people are only Americans when they want black people to fight a war or to be used for the purpose of profit.

However, white folk always remind black people they have work to do; allow they time to give the police more training and be peaceful. I will say THESE KILLINGS ARE A DAMN SHAME!

White folk know this is not right, and they also know police lie. Maybe it’s time for black people to boycott; as it seems that is all they understand. I think it’s time that we realize and accept that black people are not Americans and the same creed America stood for still exists. In fact, the Constitution reminds us that the black people are not fully human. For those who don’t understand what Colin Kaepernick and others are protesting – this it! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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