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…

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…

Nature vs. Black America

As hopeful as this clip was, I still found myself annoyed—not with Hurricane Harvey survivors, the Richard family, but with the circumstance. Because this scene and the results are all too familiar. For the past few weeks, there have been several debates on climate change, chemtrails, and even spiritual-based theories regarding the natural disasters that…

Back to the Blackboard

Greetings Everyone, I was watching a Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club interview with singer Jill Scott, and she advised that the need for black men who are wide awake is currently at desperate levels; particularly our presence, voice, and command. After hearing that, I instantly thought about domestic life in regards to rebuilding the black…

Unmask

 We wear the mask that grins and lies,      It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—     This debt we pay to human guile;     With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,     And mouth with myriad subtleties.     Why should the world be over-wise,     In counting all…