Speaking & Teaching

Feb. 22, 2019

Rather than wasting your time reading about who R Kelly allegedly took advantage of decades ago, or what games Jussie Smollett is playing or what Asia prostitute Robert Kraft has been serviced by. Why not read a real story about an actual black hero in the flesh who risked everything for his family and his freedom. Robert Smalls rose from slavery to be one of very few black men to serve in Congress during Reconstruction, Robert Smalls who commandeered the ship he work on as a slave The Planter through treacherous confederate waters to the Union Navy, Robert Smalls who purchased the home of his former master in Charleston, South Carolina, yeah read some of your magnificent black history rather than having your eyes glued to TMZ, or watching media driven trash about the fake lives of created black folks meant to divert you subconsciously from being capable of doing incredible feats like Robert Smalls performed. You see there is a little Robert Smalls in every black person in this nation. You simply need to awaken from your slumber and rise up in power.

Feb. 21, 2019

#joesmokeblackthoughts
#theblackmanwhoreadsaloud

In December 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer visited New York City. On December 20, 1964, Malcolm X had the occasion​ to speak of Fannie Lou Hamer and the physical abuse she and other Mississippians faced simply trying to get the most basic civil rights promised by the US Constitution. So as I conclude my salute to the memory of Malcolm X today I say to his powerful spirit rest in peace our journey to human equality is still being traveled but the fight continues.

Feb. 21, 2019

On January​ 18, 1965,​ a little more than a month before his murder at the Audubon Ballroom. Malcolm X gave an interview to the Young Socialist Alliance. In memory, 54 years after his death I will read the contents of that interview today on my blog, February​ 21, 2019. Rest In Power Malcolm X on this day that I honor your illustrious memory.

Feb. 21, 2019
#joesmokeblackthoughts
 
My issue with Jussie Smollett isn't that he had the audacity to fabricate this story about being savagely beaten on the streets of Chicago by some white supremacists. Hell, Jussie Smollett earns his living working in the entertainment world that is consumed and thrives on the fantasy of mind and thought. My issue is that Jussie Smollett's actions soil the memory of all the actual black murdered victims of true white racist terrorism in our history in the United States. His deception to me is similar to a black man going to the graves of our true black martyrs and spitting on those graves. I don't even include the savageness inflicted on our ancestors during our period of forced bondage.
 
What would motivate this foolish individual to compromise his blackness for a hint of added publicity and some economic gain? I cannot fathom to understand why this black man would feel that he needed to act in such an unearthly, inhumane manner. I do know this he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in the City of Chicago.
 
Jussie Smollett soiled the memory of the many black men, women, and children who actually were murdered at the hands of the true forces of evil including but not limited to the following: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Fred Jackson, George Lee, Lamar Smith, Harry, and Harriett Moore, Emmitt Till, Willie Edwards, Mack Charles Parker, Herbert Lee, Roman Duckworth, Addie Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair, Fred Hampton, Bobby Hutton, Virgil Ware, Sandra Bland, Louis Allen, Henry Dee, Charles Moore, James Chaney, Lemuel Penn, Jimmy Lee Jackson, Oneal Moore, Willie Brewster, Sammy Younge, Vernon Dahmer, Ben White, Wharlest Jackson, Benjamin Brown, Samuel Ephesians Hammond Jr., Delano Herman Middleton and Henry Ezekial Smith, Trayvon Martin, and so many more of our black brothers and sister whose lives were extinguished by the flames of hatred and bigotry.
 
These martyrs didn't ask for nor seek imaginary publicity to be gained for their ultimate sacrifices. Yet their sacrifices will be etched in the annals of black history forever. Long after Jussie Smollett's indecent deed is long forgotten. I wonder if Jussie Smollett could even recite but a few names, or any names from this distinguished list of our black heroes? The fact that he supposedly contracted the imaginary assault to a pair of Nigerians simply makes his actions even more pervasive. Goddammit, Jussie Smollett, can your actions once totally revealed get any lower?
Feb. 21, 2019

JoeSmokeBlackThoughts reads ​some of the words Malcolm​ X spoke to 37 teenagers at the Hotel Theresa on December 31, 1964. I salute all day today the memory of the black prince of our black American nation, Malcolm X.