Speaking & Teaching

May. 30, 2020

This evening I will be starting a new book on The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project “Worse Than Slavery” Parchman Farm and the Ordeal pf Jim Crow Justice. As with all the books on my project the selection is historically relevant to our communities today. Even more so as we see a defiant pushback in our communities against a blighted American criminal system. See you this evening on my Facebook Live and your timeline.

May. 29, 2020

Live, Love, Life
Compose, Interact, Engage
Admire, Respect, Complete
Strategize, Calculated, Determined
Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Black Neighborhood
Stand Up, Faced Up, Not Bowed Down
Conceive, Believe, Achieve
Black Is Truly Beautiful
Black Life Is Truly Precious
I Can’t Breathe If You Can’t Breathe
If One Goes Down We All Go Down
Defiance, Reactive Acts Directed Towards Change

What we need right now in our black communities across this nation are that all of our people are doing the best to be the best "you" that they can ever do;
Because in being the best "YOU" we as a black community automatically becomes a much better US.
Let that percolate in on your brain waves for just a minute. Value your brother and your sister even if he or she seemingly doesn't yet value himself or herself. Each black life is a miracle of uniqueness and has the ability to produce greatness. We cannot close the doors on that greatness.

#joesmokethoughts

May. 29, 2020

It may have taken 401 years but the time for change is finally near. We need to blow this shit up and demand change. MLK got off his knees and demanded America to stop pissing at African Americans in a stiff breeze. Enough is truly enough not one more damn black victim because of this damn white supremest system. As Reverend Jeremiah Wright said so eloquently back in 2003: God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. Enough dammit is enough. You either open the doors to a full and equal nation or we direct resistance and defiance whenever black injustice rears it’s ugly head. Also, it isn’t one party that’s responsible for this injustice and we aren’t coming with our hands out anymore. We demand substantive models of true change. We built this nation and it’s time for this nation to pay dues owed for our ancestors blood and sacrifice.

May. 29, 2020

No Justice No Peace
From Terrance Crutcher to George Floyd
The Only Crime Its Quite Sublime
Is The Man’s Black Skin
That Means He Is Not The Oppressor’s Friend

May. 29, 2020

As the cities of Minneapolis and Louisville cracks apart because of massive of criminal acts of police oppression. Let us look back towards a true revolutionary brother who sought to change an American system that was formulated and breed on the tactics of white supremacy, Huey Newton. You can seed the tree that is supposedly American democracy is spoiled with the rotten fruit of bigotry and hatred. The tree that promised equality and justice for all never bared fruit for peoples of color in this nation. We worked our damnedest to till the soil after planting the seeds of our ancestors blood, sweat, and toil but so many in America just ignored our plight. That’s why we can no longer accept the empty promises from either political parties. We must now demand concrete, substantive economic, judicial, educational and social plans to fix this mess that they created. Or every act of oppression will be met with acts of direct resistance. This tree either bears fruit or it burns.