Thursday, June 2, 2016


Greetings family,

I've been extremely busy these last few months. However, my eyes and ears have been opened and I have been listening to the latest news that has been going on this past few months. I am irritated, frustrated and disappointed by the latest edict that has come down from President Barack Obama and his cabinet. On May 13, 2016, The Department of Justice and The Department of Education issued a letter telling schools across the country that "transgender" students should be allowed to use the restrooms that match with their "gender identity".

But that's not all. In fact, it got more interesting. Both Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Obama compared "Transgender rights" to the that of Black Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In reference to HB 2 in the state of North Carolina, AG Lynch said the following:

"This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation. We saw it in fierce and widespread resistance to Brown v. Board of Education…. Some of these responses reflect a recognizably human fear of the unknown, and a discomfort with the uncertainty of change….This is a time to summon our national virtues of inclusivity, diversity, compassion and open-mindedness. What we must not do–what we must never do–is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans, for something they cannot control, and deny what makes them human. This is why none of us can stand by when a state enters the business of legislating identity and insists that a person pretend to be something they are not, or invents a problem that doesn’t exist as a pretext for discrimination and harassment."

Well, that's a great speech, but it lacks value and substance. You see, Mrs. Lynch, as you know the laws that were enacted against Black Americans in this country were based upon what we looked like, not based upon sexuality. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X did not fight for the right to have sex with each other. Blacks were prevented from voting, owning property, having their homes and businesses destroyed, i.e. "Black Wall Street" in the 1921 Tulsa Riots, and so on.

What I find interesting is that as the first African-American President, along with the first African-American, female, Attorney General has spoken up more for the LGBT community, but will remain silent on Black rights. Now, there are those that would like to defend the president and talk about how the image of having a "Black President" is great. But is image really the only thing we as Black Americans should keep relying on? After all, we should judge people based upon their actions, not what the color of his skin is. That goes both ways.

I'm happy to see that we have an African-American President in the White House. But I wonder could the president use his bully pulpit on these random police shootings of young black men like he's doing on these schools across the country for the LGBT community? It's just disappointing that he has decided to take this issue and disrespect our community and our history like this. If we do not protect our legacy and history as black people, others will dictate it for us. 

Peace and Love. 


Monday, April 11, 2016

Ray Lewis, for the love of God, stop cooning!

This past Saturday, Tariq Nasheed hosted the 1st Annual Plantation Ceremony Awards, aka, The Coon Train Awards. The show is clearly satire, but the things that came out of the nominees' mouths were no laughing matter. Stephen A. Smith, Stacey Dash, Dr. Ben Carson and others have said some of the most ridiculous things ever spoken when it comes to issues of race. (BTW, Stephen A Smith and Stacey Dash won in their respective categories.)However, this past week, Former All-Pro & Future NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis set a whole new bar for cooning.

Ray Lewis posted a ten minute impression of a street preacher near your local corner store. The only difference is that the corner store preacher has more merit than Ray Lewis does. Let me state for the record, All lives do matter. Yes, we have a problem with black on black violence in the inner city. Yes, it needs to be addressed.  Yes, all lives do matter and are precious in the eyes of God.

That being said, the reason why there is a "Black Lives Matter" movement Ray is the fact that white officer who typically kill unarmed black men will not face the criminal justice system. When it comes to black people who kill black people, they are typically going to face the criminal justice system and do jail time. I know this because I practice law. I've been in the court system and I've seen first hand what has happened.

And contrary to popular belief, there are groups of people including the Nation of Islam, 100 Black Men of America, The Peacekeepers, countless ministers, preachers, priests and lay people as well who have marched against violence. You see, just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not happening. It doesn't mean that we don't care about violence in our community. But we are concerned when those sworn to uphold the law and protect us from criminals act like the thugs that their supposed to throw in jail.

So Ray, do us all a favor. Stick to sportscasting and take off your tap shoes when you speak.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stacey Dash: The Mis-Education of A Clueless Negro

This past week, actress Stacey Dash made headlines with her commentary on Fox News about the Oscars, Black History Month, and whatever else Fox wanted her to say. It seems every other day, a news outlet like Fox News, will hire a Stacey Dash, Dexter Manley, or Sheriff David Clark to crap on black people. But it's much larger than hiring these people to give "their opinion." There is an agenda at foot. That agenda is to enforce the white supremacist rhetoric that has been around since the first slaves were brought here. Except now it's done in black face.

Now I don't want us to get sidetracked from the original purpose of this post. Stacey Dash stated that there shouldn't be a Black History Month. She states that BET should not exist because if there were an all white network, people would be shouting racism. (Hey Stacey, BET is owned by whites!) Well,  here's some history for you, Stacey. Black History Month originally started out as Negro History Week by the late Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He created Negro History Week because the contributions that Black Americans made in this country, and throughout the world were not being taught in schools, universities, and public in general. Dr. Woodson is the author of the book "The Mis-Education of the Negro.", and judging by your comments, you seem to be part of the "Mis-Educated."

The reason why Stacey: RACISM!! You see, Black History Month is apart of American History. No doubt about it. The problem is that those in power don't want the younger generations to know their history, i.e. A school board in Texas that voted to remove the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the textbooks and call it the Triangular Trade. You see Stacey, Black History Month is there so that we could commemorate and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans and the fact that those contributions still continue to the present day.

Now, I am not a defender of BET because BET has not served Black Americans in the capacity that it was originally created for. Some argue that BET has done more damage than the Ku Klux Klan. At the time it made it's debut, black musicians could not get airplay on certain television networks. In fact, BET debuted in 1979; two years before MTV, which did not play any black artists with the exceptions of Michael Jackson, Prince and Lionel Richie, who were Pop and Rock & Roll stars.

But that opened the door for Bounce TV, TV One and Aspire TV for Black Americans to showcase talents you won't see on other networks, mainly the one that pays you to coon. So yes, Black History is American History, it's just sad that a beautiful person of color like Stacey Dash is "Clueless" about this.