Speaking & Teaching

Oct. 24, 2021

Many in the industry — from retail store owners, consumers, franchisees and executives — have expressed concern that only 5 percent of sneaker retailers in America are Black, in a market primarily developed by black athletes and entertainers. Sneakers brought in over $70,000,000,000.00 in 2020 which means that in a market almost exclusively developed by blacks only $3,500,000,000 was sold by black sneaker retailers that is a significant economic market gap that needs to be rectified. REPARATIONS!

Oct. 21, 2021

"Den de Ol' Marster had to find clothes an' shoes for us, but now us has to scuffle an' git dem de bes' way us can."
Days of Reconstruction were no better for the freed ancestor than the enslaved ancestor. I continue my personal journey through the recollections of our enslaved ancestors recorded during the Federal Writer's Project, Alabama Slave Narratives. REPARATIONS!

Oct. 20, 2021

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud takes his personal journey through the Federal Writer's Project, Alabama Slave Narratives. Today we visit with Mr. Hines and Mr. Hayes who both live during and after slavery.

But, li'l Missy, dey's a big dif'ence in bein' po' an' qual'ty and' bein' jes po' white trash.

Oct. 19, 2021

If you're illiterate how do you know what freedom means? You don't because the words have no meaning. In addition, what does the constitution means? Nothing. On today's journey, we venture to the recollections of Joseph Holmes as he discusses his days in captivity. Reparations.

Oct. 18, 2021

My personal recollection journey today takes me to Livingstone, Alabama, and Josh Horn who provides a detailed retelling of the chase of a runaway slave Guinea Jim. Josh Horn also tells his remembrances of his children and his wife and his encounters with ghosties. The more I read about our ancestors' recollections of slavery. The more I see the need to repair this nation's harm with reparations.