Speaking & Teaching

Jan. 18, 2021

You can have both potential and experience but if you're black in America they will still shut your shit down. Black Folks seemingly need a high quality skin whitener or a melanin remover in America. Because, America indeed stacks the deck so strategically that a few of us black folks are allowed slip through the lid of the cracked barrel. However, the remaining crabs in the barrel although the same species constantly fight each other to get out but to no avail. You see we don't own the rules of the game nor are we given the directions to proceed. If any any event the rules are discovered by the human crabs, viola, America changes the rules and the barrel stays tightly shut again.

Jan. 18, 2021

If you truly understand the history of MLK you wouldn't reference his August 28, 1963 as his greatest achievement. You see even Dr. King realized that dream he spoke of on 8/28/1963 had become a nightmare created by American policies both foreign and domestic. Dr. King’s highest moments were fighting the final fights during the last days of his life for sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, and planning to converge in Washington DC with tens of thousands of the poorest of black Americans and demand that the financial check be paid for services rendered to the development of this nation by our ancestors and descendants. That is the MLK I will remember and I will not allow either the history books or the media outlets to homogenize the revolutionary voice of that man. Nor, should we allow our black communities to fall into the trap of minimizing that MLK’s final dream was black economic, environmental, and educational reparations. If we want to honor MLK on this or any other of his holiday celebrations it should center on keeping his final and greatest dream alive. Otherwise, you accept the false narrative that his dream in 1963 was the highlight of his revolutionary voice for absolute change. Knowing full well that his murder in Memphis on April 4, 1968 had nothing to do with that dream. His murder was all about MLK’s awakening to America’s awful truth.

Jan. 17, 2021

Well, Cleveland if it was meant to be it would’ve been. You took out the NFL ‘s best player and damn if the journey man QB didn’t pull a rabbit out of his hat. Cleveland will always be Cleveland when a possible spot in the Super Bowl is on the line. On the outside looking in. Heinz 57 should now be renamed Browns 57 since its been 57 years since Cleveland has seen a championship crown in football.

Jan. 17, 2021

The Black Blogger's Poetic Salute To Muhammad Ali on his 79th Birthday. May he rest in eternal peace for all the blessings he brought to all who respected his gifts of both athletic talent and supreme humanity.

Jan. 16, 2021

by Phillip Jackson, Founder and Chairman

June 26, 2007

What will America do with 36 million Black Americans now that there is no more cotton to pick? Last summer, I visited Mississippi. This was my first travel to the rural, deep south. To my surprise, I found that Black people were not involved in the planting, growing or harvesting of cotton. Instead, while White and Latino men drove machines that harvested the cotton, I saw hundreds of young Black men standing idle on street corners, drinking alcoholic beverages throughout the day and evening. For Black people in the South, there is no more cotton to pick.