Speaking & Teaching

Sep. 15, 2021

"The NFL and the NBA comprise a significant portion of the African American players in both those leagues. Last year it seemed that every team and every black player fashioned the moniker Black Lives Matter. But, in reality, Black Lives Matter didn't or doesn't bridge the economic gap that exists between the black descendants of our enslaved ancestors, as well as our ancestors who were denied the ability to grow generational wealth due to Jim Crow oppression and mass incarceration and the descendants of the white population. The elements of oppression benefited and allowed their ancestors to gain enormous wealth as a result of these tactics of oppression. So, rather than wearing a BLM teeshirt, or a BLM logo on cleats, or putting BLM on basketball courts. Why not change the logo and focus on Black Reparations Matter because that will truly address what is wrong with black communities throughout this nation. Erase black economic deprivation and this nation will go a long way to making Black Lives Matter, repay The Debt now. However, will these players make that slight chance? Because that economic change in strategy will cause a seismic eruption across this nation. #blackreparationsmatter"

Sep. 14, 2021

May 17-24, 1918, Walter White detailed the horrific actions of the white mobs in a Georgia County that took the lives of 7 blacks souls and a newborn black infant that breathed life then had that life crushed under the boot of murderous oppression. The Blackman Who Reads Aloud takes you back to that despicable week that lead to literally hundreds, maybe even thousands of our ancestors to pick up and leave this area because of the racial hatred that caused this incident. What happened to Mary Turner was especially hideous and sickening.

Sep. 12, 2021

The personal journey of the Federal Writer's Project, South Carolina Slave Narratives continues as The Blackman Who Reads-Aloud goes to the recollections of an 87-years-old former enslaved ancestor Anderson Bates. These recollections are powerful and sometimes disturbing but our communities must never forget the lives of our ancestors who were caught in the snares of human bondage.

Sep. 9, 2021

The black communities across the USA shouldn't allow the removal of a single Confederate statue that honored the Lost Cause. Why? Because, until reparations to those Descendents of slavery and Jim Crow impacted by the terror-driven, hateful actions of the Ugly Americans that are due are paid. This nation should be forced to honestly confront its past not hide and run for cover from that past. Take away those statutes and you then shield the truth from this generation and coming generations will negatively impact the True Cause, the payment of reparations to all Africans born in the United States. So, bring back the statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, and all the others who fought for the eternal enslavement of our ancestors before, during, and after the Civil War and that false promised black emancipation. America may think that it can hide those sins with insufficient actions like statute removals. But we who understand the reality of broken promises and 400 plus years of oppression cannot, and will not be fooled, #ReparationsNow once those reparations have been constructed and payments start coming then and only then should we allow those statutes to find their hiding places. You see those statutes were created specifically to harm and disrupt the black communities. They were the embodiment of a complex plan to halt the progress of Black Americans. The gaps that exist today link directly to those statutes and until reparations are paid it is imperative that each of those statutes remain in place.

Sep. 9, 2021

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud continues his journey through the Slave Narratives which house the recollections of our enslaved ancestors. Today, we read the recollections of Charlie Barber whose parents were illegally shipped from Africa to America during a period that transportation was restricted by the US Constitution.