Speaking & Teaching

May. 3, 2021

Our black communities seem to want to put too much cream and sugar in the coffee because America doesn’t want its coffee too black. Is that why we have so many confused black folks who promote homogenized communities without understanding the dangers of simply too much cream in the coffee of blackness.
Listen as I read Malcolm X speak truths and realities on December 10, 1963

May. 2, 2021

Why is Jordan Edwards Dead?

Why America
Is Jordan dead
They say a shotgun blast
To his head
Murdered him stone cold dead
An overdose of policeman's lead
Another bright black light
Blown clear outta this white world's sight
Why America
Is Jordan dead?
Simply because of his race
That white policemen
Assumed a deadly chase
Killed that young brother
In haste such a damn waste
Why America?
So full of people
With a deadly taste
You tell me justice I say make a case
You blew off this young brother’s face
Why America
Is Jordan dead
Why?
Tell me why?
Why did you pull that trigger
I hope it wasn’t because you needed
To see another young dead nigger
Tell me why is Jordan's gray brain matter all over the car's dash
I guess some now feel a bullet has replaced the lash
His family wants Jordan not some blood-stained cash
You treated that boy like he was throwaway trash
No need for a noose now the killer’s home sipping Grey Goose
Your job was to protect and serve
Except when you see black
Then that sight disturbs the wrong nerve
Jordan Edwards didn’t get what justice deserves
Young, gifted, black and dead
A Black Life shattered just as if it never mattered

May. 2, 2021

Protect and serve
the motto says
shoot and swerve
get what they deserve
that motto has curves
white supremacy preserved
young gifted and black
step back or end up on a cold steel rack
Protect and Serve
the motto says
shoot and swerve
get what they deserve
keep white supremacy preserved
hands up, hands down, backed up, faced down
Protect and serve
Hell no shoot first then swerve
the law's motto we don't deserve.

#joesmokethoughts
Apr. 30, 2021

On this day 95 years ago a remarkably brave black woman perished, Bessie Coleman. Bessie Coleman was born dirt born in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas. Bessie Coleman was seemingly born without the resources necessary to make an impact on society. Yet, Bessie Coleman was a visionary. She had a dream that was far larger than any barriers she may have encountered being born black and female. Bessie Coleman had an itch to conquer the skies. Early flights at the beginning of aviation history were dangerous adventures. Yet, Bessie Coleman was a black woman who conquered fears to achieve amazing feats of courage.

Bessie Coleman was the very first licensed black female pilot in our country. She couldn't secure her pilot's license in this country because of two impediments, her race, and her sex. That, however, didn't stop Bessie Coleman who simply when across the Atlantic Ocean and secured her pilot's license in France. It was Bessie Coleman's dream to conquer the skies and also teach other blacks in our communities at the time to conquer the skies as well. Bessie wanted to create an aviation school for blacks that would rival any white aviation school at that time. Remember this fact these were the days when Jim Crowish and white racial hatred was at it's highest peak. So any dream as large as the dream that Bessie Coleman has had enormous roadblocks. Yet, Bessie Coleman persevered and continued to work towards that dream until the day she died doing what she loved doing the flying of her airplane.

Today I would love to have each of my followers spend a few moments listening to The Black Blogger read about the incomparable Bessie Coleman. It is essential to understand this one basic fact the motivated Bessie Colemen's life? Bessie Coleman refused to let her dream die and because of that fact she will be remembered for time Infinitum as a The Black Queen of Skies, Brave Bessie.​

Apr. 28, 2021

One of the major issues with our Black political leadership is that many of them are either far removed, or never have experienced the lifestyles of many of Black Americans are forced to experience in this country. They don't understand living in blighted homes or apartments. They don't know the feeling of living in roaches and rat-infested homes or apartments. They don't know the feeling of not being able to sending their kids outside for fear that their kids won't return home safe and unharmed. They don't know the feeling of living in communities without a dependable supermarket full of fresh affordable healthy foods. They don't know the feeling of living in reinforced steel bars to protect you from crime-infested communities. They don’t know the feeling that school buildings that are supposed to nurture their children are more likely to induce children to lose hope and gain despair. They don't know the feeling of choosing between taking needed medicines or feeding your family. They don't know about living in communities where there are more liquor stores and drug corners than places that encourage and motivate children and young adults. They don't understand living in communities without a library filled with books to develop brainpower rather than draining brains with so many negative imaging. It is hard to fight for the least of us when you don't or can't empathize with those who struggle every day just to survive. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decided to live in those conditions in Chicago in 1966 to sense the level of despair faced by those imperiled by the oppressive conditions of America. What Black American political leader today is willing to make that same level of commitment? Who amongst our so-called black political leaders is willing to experience the life of the least of us in our black communities across this nation? You cannot fight against or for something you have never experienced. You simply cannot know of the despair without personally experiencing it. Our black congressional leaders never have to decide whether to feed their families or get the necessary medical attention to get healthy. We need more King-like leaders who will take on these experiences. Why? Because it will be hard to deny aid when you have seen and experienced day to day despair. Yes, and bring along some of the white liberals and plop them right in those black communities. Then, maybe the black reparations movement will move ahead, beyond talk to true action. Yes, America we need a King-like live-in morality movement now.