Speaking & Teaching

Jun. 4, 2020

I was a victim of a serious case of judicial racism in 2012 in Maryland. The racism wasn’t covert it was overt and the racism affected my ability to maintain my wealth and my ability to secure financial protection for my family. I was the victim and the perpetrator was the Maryland State appointed Worker’s Compensation Judge. The outrageousness of the direct racist statement him made was that I had or have no recourse to get any type of settlement or judicial adjudication from the statement that this commissioner made. Also, the commissioner who made the racist statement was also the individual who made the determination about my level of disability as a result of a work related accident.

First, the accident on November 27, 2011 while I was on my way to a preset appointment I was involved in an a accident. While driving to work a truck tire came from an open door on a cargo truck. The truck tire collided with my company vehicle while I was traveling about 45 miles per hour. The collision caused extensive damage to the company vehicle, two broken axles front and back. The tire also aggravated my back injury and caused additional nerve damage to my lower extremities. I am now numb from my groin area to my calf’s both left and right legs. I can no longer sit or stand for extended periods of time without experiencing a great deal of pain. Due to my age this nerve damage will not improve.

Well, on the date of my initial hearing in La Plata, Maryland this Worker’s Compensation Judge had me the only black person whose hearing was scheduled that day wait until the very last case. This commissioner spoke graciously to every white injured client asking about how their spend their days while they were injured. My attorney was optimistic about how he interacted with these clients before my case came up. However, when my this white man changed his demeanor completely. He became an advocate for the corporation. When I was on the stand this white commissioner said that I was looking for a tire to run into, those were his exact words. He said that I was no longer interested in working. Now, understand I was earning 6 figures a year and had been awarded numerous sales awards for outstanding performance and I have been featured in the company’s annual report as well. But to this white commissioner I was a Blackman seeking to get over and avoid work. My lawyer at the time with over 30 plus years of experience said he had never ever heard a commissioner make such an insidious, racist statement before. My pain management doctor had given me 100% disability as a result of the accident. This commissioner said I basically had no disability. My job had forced me into a retirement position I wasn’t seeking but I no longer could do the work that the job demanded.

This commissioner is protected from legal action. He basically had the right to say anything and make judgments because of that protection. I feel he was jealous that I earned 2/3 times his salary. How could this Blackman be in that position? He was looking to hurt me personally and he did it by denying me justice in the courtroom. Because, he denied my claim I had to go back and forth to hearing after hearing but that initial denial is hard to overcome. I should have been guaranteed compensation income because it isn’t his money. Yet, he forced me to spend my retirement monies earlier than I anticipated. Why? Because of the color of my skin. He stole my wealth. Why? Because the color of my skin. He forced me to make difficult decisions due to his racism. Why? Because of the color of my skin. I cannot seek retribution or satisfaction for his racism. Why? Because of the color of “his” skin.

Jun. 2, 2020

The Next Stop Is What Medgar Evers Started In Jackson, Mississippi and Martin Luther King Jr Proposed In 1968, A Boycott For Economic Justice. The Only To Truly Affect Change In This Capitalistic Nation Is To Withhold Your Dollars And Eat Away At The Major Corporations That Have Allowed These Injustices To Continue Financial Bottomline. We Can Change These Social Dynamics But Not By Flooding Our Resources Into These Institutions But By Withdrawing Those Resources. Once That Truly Occurs Change Will Be On The Horizons.

Jun. 2, 2020

Eyes Wide Open Economic Power Superseded Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. (4/3/1968) the night before his murder talking about applying economic pressures against those who dish civil, legal and economic injustice. People fail to understand that the radical KING is the King that is hidden from view in America. He, at the time of his murder, was against the war in Vietnam and was about to launch a massive plan to retrieve economic reparations for the black communities throughout this nation. Then boom, that plan was exploded on the balcony of at the Lorraine Motel when his body hit the concrete ground. You see even though the nation passed civil rights and voting rights bills. Many of our black community remain in severe economic calamity. What good is having civil and voting rights without any degree of black economic might? That my friends isn't at all right that's why we must continue Dr. King's final fight. The fight for economic wealth redistribution for a race of people totally neglected for the length of America’s democracy.

This is what King told that audience that night before he was murdered:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “Tomorrow tell the neighbor, ‘Don’t buy Sealtest milk.’ Tell them ‘Don’t buy Coca-Cola in Memphis.’ Tell them ‘Don’t buy Wonder bread and Hart’s bread.’”—he said: “We don’t have to argue with anybody. We don’t have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don’t need any bricks and bottles. We don’t need any Molotov cocktails. We just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country and say, ‘God sent us by here, to say to you that you’re not treating his children right. And we’ve come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God’s children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you.’

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Black History

Jun. 1, 2020
Jun. 1, 2020

America has the tactics and strategies to counter any reactive push from the black communities. That’s why it is so important to read, comprehend, and digest our history books.