Speaking & Teaching

Feb. 23, 2020

Bea Smith died today, and many people should know that Bea Smith suffered from Alzheimer’s brain disease. She was suffering one of the worst diseases ever because Bea Smith couldn’t remember any of her many life accomplishments. This brain disease is so horrendous and tragic. So, in a way I am happy that she finally went to her final resting place. Bea Smith leaving this life for her heavenly destination was truly a blessing.

It is my hope that soul and spirit that exited Bea Smith’s vessel today took with them all those memories of grace and goodness that embodied her life before she succumbed to this disease. Bea Smith had the prime location at Union Station in Washington DC for her restaurant. I’ve eaten there many times because my business clients loved not only the food but the ambiance that location delivered. My favorite meal was always the blackened trout, collard greens, twice baked potatoes and carrot cake.

Bea Smith’s husband never left her side as we learned in a 60 Minute expose on her illness and the life struggles Bea Smith faced. We know also that Bea Smith caused a panic when she was lost in NYC a few years back. If anyone knows and has an understanding of her disease. Those who mourn should know not only of her suffering but also the suffering of her family and friends as well. Rest In Peace Mrs Smith and I will remember when you graced my table many years ago and made me feel so special. You the Bea Smith before the illness ravaged her brain made everyone near her feel special.

Feb. 22, 2020
Provoking Thoughts Political Awareness Real Deal Awakenings The last five of six posts on my blog focused on Vernon Johns, Ella Baker, Robert Smalls, Malcolm X, and Amira Baraka. So, please don’t think I am foolish enough to fall for Michael Bloomberg’s deceptions. I am just a little too conscious for that foolishness. Also, just because I cannot support Bloomberg doesn’t mean I’ll jump on Donald Trump’s wagon either. I am looking for real means to a better end for our black communities. I am seriously looking for race answers over crappy party promises never fulfilled. The democrats have failed black people and the republicans have adapted to think they can ignore black people. Where do we go from here chaos or community? I choose communities that unite and demand substantive change. If you don’t bring that change to the table our votes cannot be assumed any longer. The real issue is that Michael Bloomberg is never going to be leading the Democrat’s ticket in November 2020.
Feb. 22, 2020

Whether Ella Baker was working for labor interests, NAACP concerns, SCLC issues, or expanding the minds of the young brothers and sisters at SNCC. Ella Baker was supernatural in so many ways. Born and died on December 13, those 83 years in between were by anyone's standard full of defiance and power.

Ella Baker had a supernatural sense of belief in the power of group dynamics over individual leadership. That’s why Ella Baker spent her life working so hard to develop strong organizations that were capable of building black unification and black political, civil, and social progress. From the Tidewater area where she was born to the hamlets and molehills of the Mississippi Black Delta to the urban cities the name Ella Baker should resonate with everyone today. Ella Baker never had a child but Ella Baker birthed many a movement with her determination and strength of will and wisdom. Who do I respect more than Ella Baker? No one because Ella Baker never allowed her sense of individuality overlap the sense of group accomplishment. Ella Baker was indeed supernatural.

Feb. 22, 2020



A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY
ROBERT SMALLS WAS SUPER HUMAN AND HE WAS REAL

Why not read a real story or learn some actual real deal history about an actual black hero in the flesh. Robert Smalls risked everything for his family, he put his life on the line facing a confederate navy just to secure their and his freedom. Robert Small determined that he would rather die than live a life chained to slavery.

Robert Smalls rose from slavery to be one of very few black men to serve in Congress during Reconstruction, Robert Smalls who commandeered The Planter a confederate ship he worked on as a slave. He piloted that ship through treacherous confederate waters and delivered it to Union Navy outside of the city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Robert Smalls also purchased the home of his former master in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Smalls served in Congress and never stopped working for the rights of absolute citizenship for blacks in this nation. So I only ask that you read some of your magnificent black history rather than having your eyes glued to TMZ, or watching media driven trash about the fake lives of created black folks. You see truth is hidden while fantasy is available.

Our ancestors were powerful but many of their accomplishments and heroic deeds are covered up. The media and entertainment is driven to divert you subconsciously from thinking you are capable of doing incredible feats like Robert Smalls performed. However, you see there is a little Robert Smalls in every black person in this nation. You simply need to awaken from your slumber and rise up in power.

Feb. 21, 2020

Salute To A Messenger of Hope, Justice, and Peace
"MORE THAN JUST A SINGLE LETTER
MESSENGER DIRECTLY FROM MOST HIGH"

OSSIE DAVIS DURING HIS EULOGY OF MALCOLM X IDENTIFIED HIM AS THE PRINCE OF HARLEM. I SAY MALCOLM X WAS THE CROWNED PRINCE OF ULTIMATE BLACKNESS IN BLACK AMERICA.

TODAY'S DEDICATION ON MY BLOG IS A SPECIAL TRIBUTE "IN HIS WORDS, MY VOICE", MALCOLM X (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz) ON THE 55th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASSINATION AT THE AUDUBON BALLROOM.

JANUARY 1, 1965, ABOUT 7 WEEKS BEFORE HE TOOK HIS LAST BREATH BROTHER MALCOLM X WAS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI. MALCOLM WAS MEETING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY DISCUSSING THE NEXT STEPS ON SECURING JUSTICE AND EQUALITY IN A STATE SEARING WITH HATRED AND SEGREGATION.

THE SPEECH THAT I AM I READING THIS MORNING IS ONE OF THE FINAL SPEECHES IN THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X. OUR BLACK HISTORY NEED NOT EVER BE A BLACK MYSTERY.

GOD BLESS YOU ETERNALLY BROTHER MALCOLM (el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz)