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Oct. 28, 2018

With the continuation of hatred shadowing America, I cannot remember a time in my life that racial hatred wasn't festering in this country. I can remember the boiling of racial hatred watching it on a daily occurrence as a young black boy. It was during that time when the only relief I could get was on the baseball diamond watching my black heroes play the game I loved as a kid. I remember distinctly oiling my baseball glove up at night and tying a shoestring around it with the baseball in the pocket of that mitt. Why did I do that because Willie Mays said that's how he treated his glove. This video is my remembrances of those days on this day as the fumes of racial and religious hatred stink the atmosphere of our nation. I hope that this short video helps a little and diverts just a little away from what this nation is experiencing.

Oct. 28, 2018
The Black Blogger, Come On Morgan State
Another Loss, 38-3
Who wins the team that is successful on 42% on 19 third-down attempts and controls the clock for almost 5 more minutes in the game, or the team that only makes 33% of 3 down attempts and only controls the clock for 37 minutes? Well, Florida A&M won 38-3 the game held Morgan scoreless for 3 quarters. Yet they lost both 3rd down conversion and time of procession to our Morgan State Bears. I understand that we building towards something significant and it only takes one great recruiting class in MEAC to move to the top of the standings. All you have to do is look at Florida A&M's resurgence this year. However, can we trust our current football staff to lock in that recruiting class that will change our fortunes on the football field? Especially when it seems that our football coaching recruiting strategies seem to ignore the ripe DMV. I mean does our coaching staff actually forge relationships with the DMV area coaches?
It's time for Morgan State University to either "shit, or get off the pot" when it talks of rebuilding our historic legacy of football domination. Why not hire a coaching staff that utilizes the plentiful resources that are close enough to change the landscape of our football program? We continue to be mired in mediocrity in our men's athletic programs, especially football. The Morgan State University campus is becoming a visual jewel but the shine is not returning fast enough for our football team. It just takes one great recruiting class or a series of three above-average recruiting classes to turn hamburger to Delmonico steak. We need to feed our football program or simply make the public announcement to our Morgan community we only want to win our annual Homecoming Game, oh we lost this year to South Carolina State. Also, the team we are undefeated against in the MEAC is leaving this year, Savannah State, so they are no longer a Homecoming option. 38-3, another loss, damn and our team is closer to the bottom than the top of the MEAC again. Maybe we can simply start the halftime show at 1 PM and have our Magnificent Morgan Marching Machine perform, is that an option?
Oct. 21, 2018
I can't seem to comprehend that when Morgan State University was searching for someone to guide their football program out of the doldrums of mediocrity. Why the primary focus of the search didn't start and end on Jericho Park Road in Bowie, Maryland? Coach Damion Wilson, currently the #1 rated college coach in the state would've been the perfect candidate to become the head coach. Coach Wilson should've been hired as early as 2014 as Coach Hill-Eley's replacement rather than hiring Lee Hull. That should have been an easy decision Coach Wilson had coached in SWAC at Texas Southern University and Prairie View University as well as having two successful winning at Bowie State University. Although Bowie State University plays in the Division Two CIAA, Coach Damion Wilson had coached in Division 1 2A schools in the SWAC.
One thing that Coach Wilson has done at Bowie State University is foster an excellent relationship with high school coaches in the DMV. These efforts to strengthen relationships have led to Bowie State University is able to do one thing that Morgan State University hasn't been able to do successfully recruit the fertile high school players who reside in the DMV. While Lee Hull spent one year at Morgan State University and left the football program in shambles due to academic failings. Coach Wilson has proceeded to create a football juggernaut down the road from Morgan State University. While I don't have a great deal of skin in the game related to the Morgan State University football program. I am a proud alumnus, Class of 1977, who wonders why the football once the symbol of excellence has been mired in mediocrity for almost 4 decades.
Damion Wilson, same initials DW as current Morgan President David Wilson should have been rolled out a red carpet stretching from Jericho Park Road to Coldspring Lane in 2014. Those who chose Lee Hull made a big mistake not hiring Coach Wilson in 2014. The new AD, Edward Scott had a chance to erase that mistake when Coach Farrier was replaced last spring. However, Morgan State University hired Coach Ernest T. Jones from Coach Farrier's staff to replace Coach Farrier and guide the football program. While down the road in Bowie, Maryland, Coach Damon Wilson is following the mantra of the late Al Davis, just win baby. I am sure that given the opportunity to build Morgan State University's football back to levels of excellence. Coach Wilson would've taken on the challenge that currently confronts my blue and orange grizzlies. Yeah, my Morgan State University Grizzlies beat North Carolina A&T this season but we have proceeded to only win against Savannah State University a team with just as bleak a record of futility as Morgan State University. More than likely Morgan State University will only win one more football game this season Delaware State University on Senior Day 2018, not because of the quality of Morgan State University's football team but due to the absolute ineptness of the current Delaware State University football program.
The time is now for Morgan State University to hand the reins of a former institutional athletic power to another DW. The current DW on campus has absolutely changed the fortunes of our Morgan into an academic giant. Why wouldn't the same formula work with another DW, Damion Wilson to turn around the fortunes of our historical treasure Morgan State University Football?
Sep. 24, 2018
One Word
Ready for Homecoming 2018
Ready for Any Brother Who Visits The Birthplace of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated
Great Job To A Tremendous Group Of Alpha Chapter Undergraduate Brothers As Well As To The Mentor Graduate Brothers Of Both Gamma Omicron Omega Graduate Chapter and Alpha Omega Graduate Chapter, How Sweet It Is!
Also A "Big Ups" To The Incredible Alliance Between All Three Facets Of That Link That Leads To Tremendous Fraternal Growth
Welcome To Iotaland
Sep. 4, 2018
A bullet pierces the night sky in Jackson, Mississippi extinguishing the life a leader who stood tall for the rights of his people. The life extinguished but the death ignited a year of wondrous change for a people who for so long had rights denied. A Dream revealed in Washington, DC by a Southern Preacher that awaken from a slumber a people who now yearned for what was rightfully theirs. A Sunday morning church service terrorized by the explosion of a bomb that ended the lives of 4 innocent girls, this acts ignited winds of change for a Nation deeply troubled and disturbed.
A change was on the horizon, a change was everywhere. The dogs may have been barking in Birmingham, Memphis, Albany, Greensboro, as well as cities across the lands but no doubt a seismic change was on the horizon. In a small enclave on the steps of a gymnasium Hurt Gymnasium 12 Black Men on September 19, 1963, started a movement. A movement that registered as a ripple in the waters of change. A ripple that soon after moved to waves of change as more and more Brothers saw some light in what these 12 had initially envisioned. That wave soon moved from a wave to a tsunami of change as across the nation Brothers of all backgrounds, creeds, and colors saw that once the flickering light turns into an amber of bright glory. The tsunami of change related to a black man's brotherhood that was predicated on five GUIDING PRINCIPLES Brotherhood, Scholarship, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Leadership.
Yes, those 12 remarkable Black Men who were emboldened to answer yes to change on that Fall September evening. Because of those brothers stepping forward and announcing they were seeking something unique, something more powerful than what existed in fraternal organizations We, the current brothers of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity will be forever beholden to their efforts. Each of those 12 men wanted to ignite the sea of change in brotherhood and organizational development:
John Slade, Lonnie Spruill, Frank Coakley, Barron Willis, Albert Hicks, Charles Brown, Lewis Hudnell, Charles Briscoe, Elias Dorsey, Charles Gregory, Webster Lewis, and Michael Williams
all together on the steps searching for a different path towards community unity. Each one deciding that evening the cause was all or nothing at all. Their decisions formed the energy necessary to light the fire for a change. It was all for one and one for all. Eventually, those 12 Founders wove an organization that was solidified by 12 letters, that formed a new black Greek fraternity, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
No matter each's of the 12's standing in life evolved or how they lived their lives past that fall evening. Those 12 Founders will always be linked in the history books as the original organizers of this fraternity now 55 years young. I'm quite sure that however optimistic each was standing on the Hurt Gymnasium steps on the campus of Morgan State College. They probably didn't envision that this organization would touch almost every continent on the planet in some way. So, together as brothers join and link arms to celebrate those 12 Founders and Founding Day 55.
We have already unveiled our wonderful monument which was dedicated 5 years ago on September 19, 2013. Maybe on September 19, 2018, every brother on social media can link their photo to that monument. We can show our support for the dreams set forth on that Fall Day in September 1963. We may not all be able to physically be on our founding campus that day. However, by showing our images linked to the statute we will be honoring both the living founders as well as the founders to have been elevated to ancestor status.