Speaking & Teaching
"Folks are mistaking Dr. King’s August 28, 1963 dream as the central dream Dr. King envisioned on April 3, 1968, the last full day of his life. You see Dr. King awoke from the Dream in 1963 and realized there would be no true dream without America atoning for slavery, Jim Crow, and economic denial unless it came with economic reparations for Americans of African Descent.”Joseph Hall
Read and understand the Radical King not America’s homogenized King"
"When Dr. King went to the mountaintop and looked over on April 3, 1968. He saw a nation that had atoned for all the evils it casted upon Americans of African Descent in the form of economic reparations. I would venture to say that the atonement of America is sorely lacking and the economic gap has widened between White Americans and the descendants of those who were held in bondage and lived under the boot of Jim Crow and terrible wealth stealing policies implemented by the government of this nation. So, please don’t mention Dr. King’s 1963 dream because he woke up and realized that America’s reality for Americans of African Descent was truly a nightmare. That’s why Dr. King’s final dream is still deferred and is crusty like an open wound. Happy 93rd Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. some of us understand that America’s homogenized King isn’t anywhere close to the Radical King who sought real definitive change in how America brings injustice into the homes of Americans by refusing to make right what it horrendously did wrong to his peoples. #ReparationsNow "Joseph Hall
- For those of us who don't believe in a higher force try to explain to me the beauty of a hummingbird's flight, flights that defy all of science, and say it isn't an act of something higher than God's work?
- Try to explain to me how a woman, Harriet Tubman, could face the ravages of enslavement and become the guidepost for those seeking freedom for nearly two hundred years?
- Try to explain to me how Malcolm Little could bloom into Malcolm X without the power of a force higher than simply one man's determination?
- Try to explain to me how a 26-year-old Baptist minister, Martin Luther King Jr. educated in a series of great northeastern universities could end up in a southern city at exactly the right time to forge a bus boycott movement that changed the course of civil rights in this nation, and the world?
- Or explain to me how on each of our shoulders rest an instrument that is capable of solving all the problems in the world. Who do you think placed that instrument there is no God?
"The great American History illusion or American lie is the fact that American History includes all the words and stories of sellers yet the illusion or lie of American History is the absence and disappearance of words and stories of the sold. That exclusion adds so much racial delusion and to people's historical confusion."Zora Neale Hurston & The Black Blogger
Last night Monday, January 2, 2022, over 42 million Americans went to bed “hungry”, and malnourished. That figure should be unacceptable for any level of acceptance by Americans who are nourished and fully fed. In a nation where 1% of the nation’s population controlled about $41.52 trillion in the first quarter of 2021, there should be more of a concerted effort of wealth redistribution to balance the scales of American society. America was built during a period of a flourishing white middle class but even those in the middle white class have seen their wealth deprecate over the past generation, especially after the 8 years of Reagan economics where the “trickle-down formula became a rushing up formula” for the super-rich. When the average net worth of that 1% is 11.1 million and where it’s now necessary to earn an average of $758,434.00 per year to join this elite status. There is certainly a level of greed and hoarding that exists amongst this group of individuals. The attitude that I got mine and now you get yours certainly does exist with many of these 1%’ers. When 50% of American Households have 15X less total wealth than the Top 1% total combined wealth then the need for a strategic wealth redistribution being necessary is undeniable. This pandemic has revealed the economic disparities that exist between the have’s and hand not’s because while trillions of dollars have flowed into the pockets of the hands' multiple trickles have caused the dam to break dollars for the pockets of the have nots. America, Americans both white and black cannot continue to dream a dream of escaping the lower rungs of economic classifications because with each passing day that dream of economic prosperity is evaporating away. What is the answer to America’s dilemma of wealth inequality? I cannot envision the wealth holders happily giving away wealth and balancing the economic scales that have fed this imbalance for every year America has existed. Nor does it look like the evaporating middle class will never stop looking sideways at the harm this economic disparity has caused this nation. Knowing that 42 million Americans when to sleep hungry and malnourished last night disturbs me. Knowing that so few Americans control so much personal wealth disturbs me. Knowing that Americans will seemingly never act on Martin Luther King Jr.’s biggest dream of wealth redistribution disturbs me. The fact that the solution of this nation’s myriad of negative impact issues related to wealth inequality is right in front of us but we simply are too brain conditioned to think that wealth inequality is an American virtue disturbs me as well. It’s hard to be creative and imaginative when that child’s belly button touches their child’s backbone. I wonder when 99% of Americans will decide that 1% of their population doesn’t have the right to control the scale of opportunities for the masses of Americans. When the dream of escaping abject poverty becomes unfathomable for the majority of Americans King's quest for economic redistribution must indeed become a reality.