Words From The Wise: Shirley Chisholm

“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” – Shirley Chisholm   Women in politics have come a long way here in the United States. And I wanted to highlight someone who paved the way for not only women but other minorities to advance. Shirley…

We Charge Colonialism’s Fight for Freedom

Colonialism: a system of political government or extension of territory, by which one nation exerts political control over another nation, territory, or people, maintaining the colony in a state of dependence, its inhabitants not having the same full rights as those of the colonial power. The controlling power is typically extended thus by military force…

“Blacks For Trump”

With the 2020 election coming up, discussions on a continuing Trump presidency have gotten heated. I came across a very interesting (but not surprising) article this morning and had to share its content. The following comes out of The Epoch Times. Recent national polls advised that 34.5% of Blacks support President Donald Trump. Only 8%…

The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Many African American men, in particular, refused to participate in nonviolent protests because they believed that passive resistance to white violence simply reproduced the same degrading rituals of domination and submission that suffused the master/slave relationship.   Those who have been following this blog know that I’m a student of Black history. I’ve been on…

What’s The Difference Between FBA and ADOS?

Social media is a hub for political commentary, and it’s been my go-to for information on grassroots organizations. In a previous post, the now mainstream ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) movement and their agenda was addressed. Well, there’s another movement, somewhat similar to ADOS, that’s gotten my attention. FBA (Foundational Black American). Film producer, author,…

June 19, 1865

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was June 19, 1865, when the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas advising that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free; which was two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Never Forget!…

Natural Selection and the Race Problem

“The superiority of the American negro to his African brother, who is a savage and a cannibal, is due to slavery, and could have been acquired in no other way. Men who ascribe debased characteristics of the negro to slavery show a short-sightedness that is pitiable. The present attainment of the American negro has been…

The Racial Wealth Gap in America

I’ve been listening to a few conversations on wealth inequality here in America and decided to do some further research. Professor William Darity Jr. has been my go-to scholar on the subject, and I recently came across his break down from the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. It’s been advised that although Blacks constitute…

Words From The Wise: Fannie Lou Hamer

“You can pray until you faint. But unless you get up and try to do something, God is not going to put it in your lap.” – Fannie Lou Hamer   When it comes to the leaders of The Civil Rights Movement, certain names get recycled to the public; some due to their popularity and…

The Tulsa Real Estate Fund

Greetings Everyone, The topic of sovereignty within my community has been discussed throughout this blog in previous posts, and I wanted to continue highlighting viable solutions that will get us there. Voicing our complaints without adhering to the blueprints set aside by our ancestors and Freedom Fighters is tone-deaf at this point, especially since the…

Re-Education

“The educational system of a country is worthless unless it [revolutionizes the social order]. Men of scholarship, and prophetic insight, must show us the right way and lead us into light which is shining brighter and brighter.” – Carter G. Woodson   For the past few years, I’ve been questioning the current conditions of our Public…

Words From The Wise: William A. Darity Jr.

“A very standard kind of claim by individuals who say that (and I think this is a false dichotomy) ‘class trumps race,’ is the claim that our patterns of wealth inequality probably track our patterns of income inequality. Well, no.” – Professor William A. Darity Jr.   Antonio Moore from ToneTalks first introduced me to the…