Speaking & Teaching

Feb. 19, 2019

JOSEPH SHELTON HALL'S FACEBOOK LIVE PROGRAM
THE BLACKMAN READ ALOUD HOUR

THE NEXT SELECTION ON THE BLACKMAN'S READ ALOUD HOUR IS GOING TO BE THE ROAD TO DAWN: JOSIAH HENSON AND THE STORY THAT SPARKED THE CIVIL WAR. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT HISTORY OUR OUR PEOPLES IN TOLD AND SHARED BECAUSE STILL SO MANY OF OUR PEOPLE ARE AWARE BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE ILLITERACY AND MISEDUCATION OF HOW TRULY GLORIOUS BLACK HISTORY TRULY IS. SO JOIN ME ON THE JOURNEY TO UNIVERSAL BLACK LITERACY THROUGH THE METHODOLOGY OF THE READ ALOUD.

Feb. 19, 2019

When everyone around you my black brother will say black dreaming’s waste
Hell, even when your family may disbelieve you leaving you with a bad taste
That’s when you, my black brother had better begin to make haste
You see it’s you my black brother who must personally lead your own dream building chase
That’s why the most important thing for you my brother is to not lose the faith
You see, my black brother, you are the one who turns the wheels in this dream-building race
Just make sure my black brother to stand firmly and solidly in your safe place
Please don’t let disbelievers, white or black spin your dreams aimlessly into outer space
You see those disbelievers are the ones who would love to see your black brain encased in thick mace
You must decide to choose to be around folks who believe you have the skills to be a black ace.
Look for others like yourself who strive to lead the dreamer's pace
So remember, my black brother to score and soar realizing your dreams you're indeed will make you roar
You can defeat any symbolic Goliath’s that come at you with just a tad more inner-faith
The caravan of hope that resides inside you will indeed keep your dreams safe
Those barking dogs of disbelief once defiant cannot stop you from being self-reliant
The words that disbelievers utter should not make you stutter
Surely those disbelievers cannot make your dreams melt like hot butter
You see my black brother the life that you are now living
Will make it possible for you to start giving
You see those dead lions and disbelievers over there you certainly will be outliving
Look for folks who believe and stay away from folks that deceive
It’s vital that you first perceive or your lost dreams may cause you to constantly grieve
You see it is quite easy caught up by those nasty dream killing thieves
Finally, please affirm daily my black brother it will assure your inner self that you have confirmed
That dream you hold, my black brother need not be mentally infirmed, you, my black brother are in this dream building battle for the long-term.
You simply have to remember to constantly reaffirm and confirm.
So my black brother remember the importance of focused alignment
This mental process will protect you my black brother against folks whose intent is destructive dream malign’ment

#joesmokeblackthoughts
#originalcreation2019

Feb. 18, 2019

Today on February 18, 2019:

George Washington was the so-called Father of the Nation who was the nation’s mother? If George Washington birthed the nation was the act of that procreation an illicit affair? Did racism, bigotry, hatred, and prejudice embody the features of our American country’s mother? How did the actions led by George Washington and his band of revolutionaries which created this nation? So readily accept human bondage as a normal circumstance in the country’s formation? As a child growing up I wasn’t given access to the true nature of George Washington. I was only allowed to glimpse into the mythology of the man. The man whom as a boy couldn’t tell a lie when confronted by his father about the chopped down cherry tree. When growing up a child I always rode on Route 3 in Westmoreland County, Virginia to visit my grandmother, and when my grandma passed I would visit my father’s relatives. In those trips, I would pass by the boyhood home of George Washington in Westmoreland County, Virginia. I’d wonder about those lessons that I was taught in school. Where on this plantation was that famous cherry tree, and did the hatchet that did the deed of chopping still exist? The real questions I should have been asking in my young mind, and asking minds of those who passed this mythical knowledge on me would and should have been this?. How and why did this man, George Washington, who had unquestioned honor even at such a young age, accept the enslavement and brutalization of black man and woman simply because of that man or woman’s skin color?

Feb. 17, 2019

Did you know that when Brother Huey P. Newton graduated from an Oakland, California High School is was in all intent purpose was illiterate? Yet, inside this remarkable man of black resistance held the intellectual magnificence to rock the core of American society. That is why I read on Facebook Live every evening because somewhere in the darkness of illiteracy lies many more Huey P. Newton's waiting to be awakened from the depths of ignorance to the heights of black consciousness.

Feb. 16, 2019

Goddamn, I am so sick and tired of Baltimore City street corners
Tell me just how many black lives were erased without haste
on these damn city street corners
Why are the grime and the filth so damn abundant on these damn city street corners
Why do our black brothers and sisters seem captured by the awe of the shock that absorbs them on these goddamn city street corners
Why do you so easily cap another black face on these dream-killing city street corners
Who owns this corner of filth, slime, and grime and why so much goddamn black crime on these city street corners
Yesterday it was Montana Baronette but now that black brother's doing long-time
For all Montana's murderous crime, taking black lives on these God-dammed city street corners
No sane black man will venture at night under the moonlight on these city's street corners
Once there were the southern trees that hung with the leaves of black brothers and sisters swinging in the breeze
Didn't Billie sing of strange fruit that desecrated the tree roots said it was strange I think those who caused it was deranged
Now who sings the songs of those city street corners covered in the black blood of dreams washed away
Who sings the songs of the flood of the innocents laced in the blood of those dying on those city street corners
Goddamit, why did God create them murderous plots of concrete?
I own these fifteen city corners the monthly rent
So don't step on any of my city corners Blue because if you do I gonna sic Montana on you
Did you forget Montana's life is through
So now Blue can own these fifteen city corners until Blue your life is through
God-Dammit why aren't you breathing Blue?
Another new Montana Baronette just clipped you.
If you my black brother can run a Baltimore City street corner you, my black brother can run a corporation
Why isn't that the case in this goddamn American nation?
I used to play back in the day on that same Baltimore City street corner
Where someone just killed Blue.