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Labor Day: Remember The Slaves Who Built America And Died

We are told to celebrate the 4th of July a day supposedly to honor and embrace freedom, which we have yet to receive. They also want us not to forget 911 and remember the Holocaust, but remarkably “they” don’t want to remember slavery or the sins of their fathers. So on this day, let’s remember the slaves who built America. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

This Labor Day lets honor the American Slaves who died and suffered to build America

I am the creator and administrator of a FaceBook Group, BLACK EMPOWERED MEN, where all are welcome to join. Someone posted this in the group to which I found it to be an amazing piece of knowledge.

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Its “911” For Black America

193_160I am sending my thoughts and prayers to those who suffered a loss as a result of the attacks of 911. Be it from the attack or the ill-fated wars that followed. Many say we should never forget that day. True! However, I take the position that the horrible terrorist attacks inflicted upon black people should never be forgotten either. Black people have suffered every form of terror one could imagine for four-hundred years, and America seems to forget all of this has happened.

History has recorded what white folk did to the Native American’s. I’ve witnessed, firsthand, the Jim Crow era and the vial behavior of its supporters. I remember, as a child, seeing George Wallace giving a speech where he said, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever.” Seeing this and other comments the bigots made to the opposition to the Civil Rights Movement was frightening because black people were simply fighting for the basic rights of human beings. But then, the Constitution says we are not; only 3/5ths human!

The view of most in white America was “the Negro is happy,” “what do they want,” and in places where marches were held, the people there said be “outside agitators stirring up the people.” They justified their position under the auspices of “It’s our way of life.” At this horrible time in the American past, the police and law enforcement authorities in these areas were used to maintain this, what they called, “their way of life.” Today, the same sentiment seems to be expressed as we witness authority out of control across the country. I did not witness slavery in its most brutal form, so I will speak to what I know to be true.

The access to and the broad use of media made it, then and now, difficult to argue that the police are working with honor; protecting the community or serving it. Video camera’s today, like television in the 1960s, brought the reality of truth into the living rooms and the consciousness of America and the world. If it were not for television, the modern (1960s) civil rights movement would have never succeeded. Today’s technology affords this generation with social media that brings the reality and truth to these longstanding and troubling issues.

Let’s look back in time at just a few instances; the Black Panther Party came to be because of the atrocious brutal activities of the police at the time. Fast forward to the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans, during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. During that event, the police murdered and abused people who were destitute and helpless. Like today, one unarmed black person is killed every twenty-eight hours by the police.

My point is, but for a free and open press; we would never have known what was taking place. Expressions of disbelief poured in from around the nation seeing what most could not believe true. Upon seeing with their own eyes, many questions were asked. : “How can this be happening?” “I had no idea conditions was that bad?” “My God, is this America?” I submit; the same questions are being asked in the minds of many, as a result of what we see in Ferguson, Baltimore, and frankly all over the country.

Yes, the media exposed a cancer that has yet to heal which is deeply rooted in racism and economic suppression. Bush said during his time in office, these issues “has roots in a history of racial discrimination that cut off generations from the opportunity of America.” If you listened to his statement, you might have thought you heard the ghost of Lyndon Johnson. However, the problem continues to affect the soul of black America profoundly.

The precipitating events that cause these periodic national spasms can vary widely; whether it’s the flooding of New Orleans, the assassination of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the beating of Rodney King, or events that have occurred from the murders of unarmed black people murdered at the hands of the law. If you don’t believe a disaster is on the way; just look at the president-elect’s appointments, particularly the AG!

But these tragedies all emerge from the same putrid source, the racism embedded in the very foundation of America and now America has elected a man who calls himself “the Law and order President” only means it will get worse! 911 means emergency; I say there is an emergency in the lives of black Americans that no one seems to see, but us. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

Law and Order Theme!

Watch the video’s below, wrap your mind around what you see and think about your freedom!!!


Mourning In America: Welcome To The 1950’s

11When Barack Obama was elected in 2008, many assumed a “post-racial” America was upon us. They were fiercely wrong. People believed America had somehow reconciled its shameful racial history by electing a black man into the White House. It was merely good optics! As it turned out, one man alone could not undo the countless systemic issues that have plagued a country built on slavery. During Obama’s last year in office, we saw just how deeply wrong the idea of a “post-racial” era was with the rise of the alt-right movement and the racist attacks that have unfolded as a result of Donald Trump’s campaign for president.

Now that Trump is the president-elect we will see racism rise to a level not seen since the days of old. A few days ago we set the clocks back one hour; last night the clock was set back a half a decade. I have seen a lot over my years, racism that was unthinkable, but last night’s victory for Trump made me think of the coming “nightmare”! Many attributed Trump’s success to his ability to turn out white working-class voters. I say no; rather it was due to racism and bigotry, let’s be clear race was an important factor in this election.

“This was a white lash against a changing country… It was a white lash against a black president in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.” Yeah, when they say they want to take their country back; you got a lot of white people who feel fervently believe that white people are losing America and Trump will be the champion of that motto! Dare I say, for all non-white people “there are some difficult days ahead!”

The history books will record last night and surely January 20th the day they took back their country by having allowed Donald Trump to be elected President of the United States. No doubt, the Democratic Party failed miserably. But something else was truly at play here. To ignore it or rubberneck around it might be convenient, but it’d be wrong. This victory was all about race and a repudiation of anything Obama has achieved.

Step one: millions of people will lose health insurance, stacking the Supreme Court with bigots, repealing every executive order Obama signed, appointing the shameless people that Trump has had around him, more concerning the appointment of a Rudy Giuliani or a Chris Christie as Attorney General!Or even reinstituting Slavery as he deports the Hispanics and bar all Muslims!!!

From the moment he announced his candidacy, Donald Trump ran a campaign of white supremacy and white pride. In fact, his true entry into presidential politics predated his bigoted, anti-immigrant announcement speech that he delivered in the summer of 2015. Instead, it was his attack on the very humanity of President Obama that signaled to the worst elements of our country that Donald Trump was a bigot with a very low bar for what he was willing to say or do to attack people of color.

Without a single shred of evidence, Trump insisted President Obama was not an American citizen but was born in Kenya or somewhere else other than the United States. None of this mattered to Trump or his growing base of bigots. All that mattered was that they now had a spokesperson that would openly and champion the cause of their bigotry and the more Trump embraced his role as a public bigot, the deeper, more dangerous, and uglier it got. Racism and bigotry is no longer in the shadows.

Before Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, his base was almost exclusively made up of white, rural conspiracy theorists and racists. So, when he announced his candidacy, Trump, fully understanding his base, launched right into calling Mexicans rapists and robbers. Of course, his base absolutely loved it. Then, he pledged to forcefully deport every undocumented immigrant in the country in two years or less. When pressed on specifics, he gave us little, but his base ate it up. Before long, his next significant announcement was that he would, as a policy, ban all Muslims from entering our country. Never mind the legality and logistics of such a thing, which say to hell with the constitution or any law.

Trump won the Republican nomination because he was driven by a philosophy of white supremacy, racism, bigotry, and xenophobia. It appealed so much to his base that they were willing to look past moral failures. This guy was endorsed by the KKK, favored by David Duke, beloved by neo-Nazis and white supremacist publications everywhere; Trump resonated so much with white America that they elected him President of the United States. Let’s hold our breath until the wall is built!

He was simply willing to appeal to the very worst instincts of our country, and it worked. In fact, the Republicans have had a plan to turn back the hands of time – like 1950. With Trump as president now the can! I have long since believed that the United States is deeply racist at its core. This election has confirmed it. The white people you know and think are your friends and neighbors voted for him. If ever the phrase God Bless America is needed and for those who pray – now is a good time to ask for it. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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