Speaking & Teaching

Nov. 9, 2019

Our Sisters Are Truly Queens Hands Off

I say this as a Black man, husband, father, and brother: Black men keep your hands off of women. This madness has to stop. If you are angry, walk away. This domestic violence madness has to stop. Man the hell up. Life is tough as it is without you deciding to physically assault someone's child. Stop preying on our sisters. No parent should have to receive that call. We are better than this. Prison isn't where we want you, but you are making reservations for a room on your own. Stop the madness.

#BlackIntegrity
Walter Fields
Publisher North Star

Nov. 9, 2019

My Friend, Morgan State University Alum, Walter Fields wrote this today and it spoke to me. So, today Walter Fields is my guest blogger.

We must restore #BlackIntegrity.

I see Black men killing Black women and Black children and youth murdered by their peers. I don't care what anyone else is doing, we must restore #BlackIntegrity. I see preachers living in prosperity pastoring churches situated in poverty. #BlackIntegrity matters. I hear music that offends, insults and shames the culture. Restore #BlackIntegrity Our elders are disrespected. Where is #BlackIntegrity The Black middle class bathes in materialism and excess. Where is #BlackIntegrity We bury our children and our future in graves. Our elected officials celebrate themselves. We must restore #BlackIntegrity.

We must, we can be...better. #BlackIntegrity

Nov. 8, 2019

I AM MOVING TODAY ON MY WAY TO TAMPA, FLORIDA. IN MANY WAYS IT IS A NEW ADVENTURE AND OTHER WAYS IT'S DEPRESSING TO BE FORCED TO MOVED BECAUSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND I FEEL MY CONTROL. THIS HAS BEEN MY WIFE ROBBIN AND MY HOME AND THE ONLY HOME FOR MY DAUGHTER SKYLER FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS. YESTERDAY, I SIGNED OWNERSHIP OVER TO ANOTHER FAMILY BECAUSE I JUST COULDN'T AFFORD TO STAY IN THE HOME ANY LONGER.

MY WEALTH WAS STOLEN FROM ME BECAUSE SOMEONE DECIDED IT WAS COOL TO LEAVE THE BACK DOOR OF A MOVING TRUCK UNATTACHED. THAT AND THE FACT THAT ONCE THEY SAW WHAT HAD HAPPENED THE YOUNG BLACK COUPLE LEFT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT WITHOUT ANY CONCERN FOR MY PHYSICAL WELL-BEING. THEN THE COMPANY I HAD DEDICATED A QUARTER OF A CENTURY TO DECIDED THAT THEY SHOULD FIGHT WITH LEGAL VIGOR THE CASE IN WORKER'S COMPENSATION COURT FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS.

I AM STILL FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR COMPENSATION THAT IS DUE ME. HOPEFULLY, THAT JUSTICE WILL COME SOON BUT IN THE MEANTIME THE ACCIDENT CAUSED ME TO DRAIN MY SAVINGS AND RETIREMENT FUNDS. I AM ALWAYS IN A STATE OF WONDER AND DESPAIR ABOUT THE QUESTION, WHY ME? I JUST SAW A PSYCHOLOGIST THIS PAST WEEK ABOUT THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY THAT HAS OVERCOME ME PERSONALLY.

I HAVE HAD TO LIVE IN CONSTANT PAIN AND WITH THE MEMORY OF NOVEMBER 27, 2011 AND THAT GODDAMN TRUCK TIRE COMING OUT THE BACK OF THAT MOVING VAN. I WAS SIMPLY HEADED TO AN APPOINTMENT AND DIDN'T REALIZE THAT WITHIN SECONDS MY ENTIRE LIFE WOULD BE IN TURMOIL. AS I LIVE FOR THE SOUTHERN CLIMES TO ATTEMPT TO HELP MY DAUGHTER BUILD HER CAREER.

I LEAVE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT MARYLAND SYSTEM OF LABOR PROTECTION HAS ABSOLUTELY FAILED ME. YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE YOUR ECONOMIC LIFE AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER CRUSHED WITHOUT RECEIVING SOME FINANCIAL REMEDY EXCEPT OF COURSE UNLESS YOU'RE BLACK. BECAUSE IN MY CASE MY COLOR I FEEL WAS IN FACT USED AGAINST ME. SO GOODBYE MARYLAND AND I HOPE THAT SOMEONE IN THE WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION FEELS MY PAIN AND ALLOWS MY ATTORNEY TO GAIN SOME REMEDY FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY.

I CREATED THIS PASSAGE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE THAT'S HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW CAPITALLY TREATED UNJUSTLY.

Nov. 8, 2019

Long termed a “race riot,” the turmoil that enveloped Wilmington, North Carolina started on November 8, 1898, is now called an armed insurrection. White supremacists drove from power every Republican black and white elected officials of this predominately African American city in what was believed to be the only violent overthrow of a local government in United States history. Southern Democrats, aka, Southern Klan members decided over those 2 days of the white mob terroristic actions to completely erase any signs of black political and economic power in Wilmington, North Carolina. After this white mob ploy, it would be another 7 decades before blacks gained back any semblance of power in this North Carolina city.

Twenty-two blacks were killed during the insurrection and hundreds of African American citizens were forced to flee the city, many of whom never returned. What appears below is a rare eyewitness account provided by Rev. Charles S. Morris who became one of the refugees from the city. Morris provided the account in a speech in January 1899 before the International Association of Colored Clergymen meeting in Boston.​ So join me today on the 121st anniversary of the destruction of the black community of Wilmington North Carolina. This coming only 43 years after the passage of the first of the Civil War Amendments supposedly guaranteeing equal citizenship to every former enslaved person in this nation.

Nov. 7, 2019

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