Speaking & Teaching

Dec. 9, 2018

December 10, 1950,​ and December 10, 1964, The Nobel Peace Prize was​ presented to Ralph Bunche and Martin Luther King Jr. Today the Blackman Who Reads Aloud reads the acceptance speeches of Dr. Ralph Bunche and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is an honor to celebrate these magnificent days in black history with my followers.

Dec. 7, 2018

In WW 1 & 2 Black Americans were considered for the only the most menial of duties in the armed forces. In the US Navy, our black ancestors were regulated to mess or kitchen duty. The couldn't wear the sailor's anchors on their uniforms. The US Navy was the last of America's Armed Forces to integrate the sailors.
Black men were considered incapable of being effective soldiers, as a matter of fact, many whites considered black enlisted were considered inferior mentally and cowardly in the face of battle.

Well on December 7, 1941, Doris "Dorie" Miller proved those white bigoted officers, soldiers, and sailors wrong. Spend a few moments reliving that day when Messman Doris "Dorie" Miller proved that in the face of battle a black man could step up and serve a nation that had no respect for his color or courage. The courageous effort Doris "Dorie" Miller provided in saving his shipmates and commanding officer from harm was deserving of the highest of military honors. Doris "Dorie" Miller wasn't trained in any military armaments, yet he took command of one of the ship's guns and showed unbelievable courage. Doris "Dorie" Miller also took down a few of the Japanese enemy planes that morning during Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Whoever may have discounted the courage of black men and women serving our nation were proven wrong that Sunday morning. Doris "Dorie" Miller had to return to the lower decks and mess duty even after he proved his measure as a leader of men. There were​​ no officer's bars given to Dorie Miller, he did receive the Navy Cross for the courage he exhibited on December 7, 1942. Doris "Dorie" Miller died in the South Pacific on November 24, 1943, when the ship he was stationed on the Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin Island. There was no great celebrations honor this black hero, just a memorial service in Waco, Texas on April 30, 1944.

Can someone tell me why after 77 years Doris "Dorie" Miller hasn't received the Congressional Medal of Honor?

Dec. 6, 2018

On December 6, 1849, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in Maryland. Today, The Black Blogger celebrates that day which ultimately led to December 6, 1865, the passage of the 13th Amendment. The importance of linking historical events means understanding how magnificent our black history is. Do you think that Harriet's escape had nothing to do with the ratification of the 13th Amendment? Think again.

Dec. 6, 2018

153 year ago, December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified by the states and was the first of the Civil War Amendments to be added to the US Constitution. Today, The Black Blogger reads the words of two black judicial intellectuals related to this amendment. In addition, I will reflect on what I feel are other elements that can enslave our community. Peace

Dec. 5, 2018

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The Black Blogger
Salute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
December 5, 1955

On December 1, 1955, on a Montgomery, Alabama transit bus a strong-willed black woman decided that enough was indeed absolutely enough. She decided that segregation and bowing down simply because of the skin she was born in was no longer acceptable. The Supreme Court had ruled in 1954 that separate but equal was in no ways equal for people of the darker hue but one year later "in all deliberate time". The southern states, hell, mostly the entire nation was ruled by a race-based society. White American felt embolden and they demanded that blacks in America were less than full-classed citizens. In the south where Rosa Parks lived Jim Crow had been the law of the land since the dismantling of Reconstruction almost 75 years earlier. Jim Crow forbids blacks from functioning as nothing more than a servant class to the whites who controlled every aspect of power. Yet on that December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks made a conscious decision to stand up against this dastardly system on refused by sitting and not moving Rosa Parks stirred a city infected by bigotry and hatred that enough was indeed enough. We as black people would not and could not stand this asinine treatment any longer. So four days later, December 5, 1944, in a Montgomery, Alabama church a heroic, fearless voice of a people. Who announced that a black nation was no longer willing to submit made his presence known. It was the voice that would move the nation and the world for more than a decade to confront head-on the racial conflicts that stifled America. Unknown except to his parishioners Martin Luther King Jr. had something to say that night the ignited a movement. The world needed his voice of peace as well as his passive direct non-violent agitation against oppression. So until his murder 13 years later a troubled nation and world couldn't ignore his passion for peace and justice any longer.