Speaking & Teaching

Apr. 20, 2021

60 years ago today Medgar Evers spoke before an audience of Mississippians and told them that as long as injustice existed not only in Mississippi but in any other place in this nation, we shouldn't relent in our protests. Today as we see that injustice still surfacing in our communities. We owe it to Medgar Evers to keep that promise he made and be relentless in the struggle for equality.

Apr. 18, 2021

James McCune Smith was born 218 years ago on April 18, 1803. His life was seemingly full of contradictions because although he was fought his entire adult life for the abolition of slavery. This black man's​ children all lived in the shadows of an racist American society​ passing as white. Were his children either ashamed of their color or just plain tired of fighting uphill against the rising tide of a racist nation? One thing for certain James McCune Smith fought against that tide of racism for the abolition of slavery.

Even in the 1860 census prior to his death in 1865, James McCune Smith himself​ was categorized as white. Today I am going to spend a 1/2 hour on the highlights​ and lowlights of this remarkable black intellectual as The Blackman Who​ Reads Aloud reads the facts on the life of James McCune Smith, the first medically licensed trained black physician in the United States.

Apr. 17, 2021

On April 16, 1961, Dr. Reverend Howard Thurman spoke at Boston University's Marsh Chapel on​ the topic "Community and Self" a powerful message of building one's self to produce accomplished results in one's community. I use the term dig deep, then dig deeper, to produce the you that can produce the change you want to see. If you have never read the words of Dr. Howard Thurman then you truly need to start a journey of understanding. The people that Howard Thurman influenced range from Dr. Martin Luther, James Farmer, Barbara Jordan, Jessie Jackson and so many other defenders of human rights in our country and around the world. So on this Saturday listen as I put my voice to Reverend Dr. Howard Thurman's words on The Blackman's Blog.

Born 11/18/1899
Passed To Glory 4/10/1981
One Of The Greatest Ministers In American History

Apr. 16, 2021

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Apr. 15, 2021

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