Lost opportunity for Black community By Robert Miranda Wisconsin Spanish Journal


Article published in Urban Milwaukee entitled, “Streetcar Responses Shows Wide Support”, illustrates clearly the lost opportunity being ignored by Black elected officials to show the power they have as representatives of their community.
The number of responses that black alderpersons received in a survey published in this article about the streetcar, clearly shows that if these black elected officials were truly dedicated to standing against the current conditions of hyper segregation, poverty and incarceration of Black people that exist in Milwaukee, now would be the time to make that statement.
Now would be the time to tell the mayor and all the developers supporting this streetcar that business as usual in Milwaukee cannot continue.
The time to strike would be now. Voting against this streetcar is the strongest possible message to send to the status qou covert segregationists that economic apartheid against black people ends.
Now is the time to strike by voting against them for the years of incarcerating black people for minor drug charges and unchecked police brutality.
What other opportunity presents itself in the future than now?  Voting to end their profit from the construction of the streetcar unless they present a twenty year plan of prosperity for the black community is fair trade for the black vote.
Unless, black elected officials are in it only for themselves, then doing the mayor’s bidding for a favor in return later makes sense. Shame.
Miranda is editor of the Wisconsin Spanish Journal

Black America…A Call to Think


The basic meaning of the word religion is “A way of Life or Living.” Connected with religions is a God or Godhead, in contexts of physical or mental, that followers and believer’s profess their submission and authority over their lives and actions e.g., Islam God Allah is mental unseeing with the human eye, Christianity God has heads depicted in painted imagery of a man. Again, looking at the basic meaning of a word. God simply means “force and power.” Head means the upper part of the human body separated from the body by the neck.

Keeping the above basic concepts and meanings in mind, if one ever realizes it in their lifetime. One grows into an understanding that institutionalized religions and their dogma has evolved from one source that source is MAN. Man is the maker of religions to help him with understanding, comprehending, and control (positive and negative results) the realities of life.

Much debate and arguments revolve about that one source, which all religions are connected. People are born into the world knowing nothing. Our social environments shape our understanding, learning, and knowledge of the world. Knowledge of things is subjective to environment and the degree of formative information made available through exploration, study of subject matters then given, taught, and explored further then shared to other’s not having and seeking knowledge and understanding into things. This process happens like a ticking clock throughout the history of humanity.

Now in particular, the Black man and woman (majority wise) here in North America today are descendants of x slaves. Those slaves were in physical captivity for a period estimated to be 300 years, or 12 generations having no light (proper knowledge of things) given, or taught to the children of slaves, which those children eventually had, children, obviously did not have knowledge to teach their children for 12 generations, or 300 years.

A Slave life consisted of physical servitude to White society, day in through day out, year after year for Twenty-five years times, four, times three equals three hundred years. The tenth generation of slaves (250 year mark) were introduce to a religion that reinforced the slave master will into the mind of the slaves that accepted this new indoctrination of servitude. That new servitude indoctrination was the religion of the slave master’s called Christianity.

Christianity has proven to be, a perpetual mental conditioning that would constantly trigger submissiveness and fear in the mind and actions of the slave less violent consequences from the master, even when his or her master was out of sight or not present in the immediate presents of the slave.

The religious indoctrination called Christianity proves to be everlasting as long as the slave and the children of slaves worshiped the Christian Godhead called Jesus Christ. This explains why today even well-educated “Free Black men and women backed by Constitutional Civil Rights, here in America and around the world submit to White people authority over them in the greater society. Black Americans today practicing and believing in the Christian Godhead called Jesus Christ, are similar in mind and actions of the Black slaves of old.

Black America it is just that simple. Practicing religions that teach “force and power” resides somewhere outside of your body, and the only way to connect to that power and force is through submission while you live and devote your will to that particular religious dogma. Aggressively these religions teach followers and believers they will meet the Godhead after death and then he will reward your earthly servitude to men and humanity

These religions bound humanity to follow the Godheads; Prophets, Messengers, Pope, Priest, Imams, Ministers, Preachers, Kings and Queens, Rulers of Nations and Masters / Authority positions over men, women and children during earthly life to mediate over the same forces and powers all men and women born into this reality called life are endowed with. Once coming into the knowledge of the natural order of known creations that cannot escape rationality, which governs the small things in creation it, would be natural for a slave to reject his slave master Godhead given to him to keep him bounded and controlled perpetually during his life to the slave master ways of life. The Black man and woman have not achieved this realization even after 150 years have passed since their fathers and mothers was emancipated here in America.

All humans inherit intelligence based on the developmental phases and abilities humans are capable of achieving. Each can comprehend mental or physical concepts in every particular contextual science that governs human development when given the best education man has developed. The free Black man and woman have proven this here in America.

As long as the natural human processes of learning endowed in all humans, is not developed properly within any given society, humanity will continue its negative systemic process of enslaving (mental and physical) groups and individuals.

Forces and power naturally groups or combine in promoting and seeking to control (degreed amounts) of others outside their group, to enhance their group systemic ideologies e.g. religion for the sake of world domination. Simply, yet denied and covered, to enhance race, group or  individual power and force to exist in comfort and enjoy the finer things life has to offer at the exclusion of competing races, nations, and or groups melted within a society.

The Black race refuses to accept this reality of group / race competition for the sake of preservation. Even in the face of living in continue social and economic oppression under the banner of God Loves America or America the Land of The Free, which neither is a reality for Black Americans because Black Americans have not harness the power nor force that comes when groups or races unite under these banners. In essences when a group with lessor power and force unite with a group with greater force and power in the American society the lessor group becomes servants or remain servants to the greater group. Only gaining limited equality in the share of limited resources the society generates.

Black Americans love America but America does not love them. In return for their ancestor’s 300-year enslavement in a land, that was not theirs. America emancipated its tortured and captive slaves to go free without physical chains into the American society unprotected from its former slave master seeking to re-enslave or hunt down to kill newly freed Black men, women, and children.

Instead of packing up and leaving America shores returning to their rightful homeland. The majority of Black Americans infected with Christianity and its Godhead, Jesus Christ remained here in America trick into believing they had a right to the lion’s share of the White Christians controlled society.

In spite of the 150 years following the Emancipation of x Black slaves with untallied numerous murders, public lynching’s, and second class citizenship status in the society, The descendants of x slaves (Black Americans) remain growing into the tens of millions of oppressed citizens of the society. In America social cultural group terms, Black Americans are suffering more or higher rates disproportionately from the host of social-cultural ills that plaque 21st century civilizations.

While other races and ethnic groups practice and consider themselves Christians and Muslim followers and believers live in the American society they manage remaining united based on perspective races and cultures of their former homelands even though they practice Americanism. This race / ethnic unity factor generates cooperative economics that benefit their race and group first then the broader society second. This is a natural social-environmental phenomenon that occurs in the American society except with Black Americans.

I conclude in spite of Black Americans practicing and upholding American social norms (Religions in particular) that define law-abiding citizens and American patriotism, Black Americans will receive the worst of the social ills 21st century heaps on its disenfranchised second-class citizens that they are.

Until they unite with self and kind first then determine its future generations of Black Americans status. By utilizing their individual force and power combined / unified into one purpose. Like a Godhead demanding obedience and sacrifice commitments from its followers, then and only then, Black Americans will earn respect and honor they rightfully deserve from America.

New Soul Food Restaurant In Town


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I am always excited about a new business in the community that has people in the front and back of the business that look like the people they serve.  See below on Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille.  They have a grand opening coming up this Friday.  However, just checking them out on Facebook would be helpful.

Owners Bennie and Angela Smith are Milwaukee residents and have a passion for cooking and making people happy.  “This is a place for not just the physically hungry but also for those who desire a neat place and community space,” says Bennie. “We will be the premiere location for food, family and fun.”

This grand opening is a part of several announcements coming from this community.  Most recently, the Near West Side Partners, Inc was formed in January 2015 with many goals including spurring new commercial development similar to Daddy’s.  In addition, local developer, Rick Wiegand of Wiegand Enterprises and owner of the historic hotel, the Ambassador Hotel, signed a 6-month option to purchase Milwaukee County’s City Campus complex located across from Daddy’s.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Near West Side,” said Keith Stanley, Executive Director of Avenues West Association. “Daddy’s is another great addition to our community. “

Milwaukee, January 20, 2015: Milwaukee’s premiere soul food restaurant, Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille, will celebrate its grand opening ceremony Friday, January 23rd, 11am – 11:45 a.m., 754 N. 27th Street, at the SOHI Building, the intersection of 27th and Wells.  Daddy’s homemade and slow cooked entrees include baked and fried chicken, meat loaf and catfish but the menu’s expands with sides such as sweet potatoes, slow cooked greens and more.  The menu includes tasty vegetarian and many health conscious options.  Guest include local Alderman Robert Baumann of the 4th Aldermanic District, Bishop Randolph Brown of Unified Churches of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the Apostolic Faith (UCPAAF), and many other distinguished guestssoul-food

About Daddy’s Soul Food and Grille

At Daddy’s, you will enjoy fresh food prepared daily that will delight their taste buds. From hefty dinner plates to light lunch specials, there will be something for everyone at Daddy’s. Along with the traditional soul food menu, Daddy’s will provide a healthy line of choices with a soulful flavor. The “total Daddy’s experience” is about light Motown background music, coffee, Wi-Fi, and even light entertainment weekly or the occasional opportunity for our patrons to “bless the mic.” Our vision is to provide a “Fresh soulful dining experience for all generations.

Bennie R. Smith Jr. is a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College Culinary program has held several chef positions at many establishments ranging from the Pfister Hotel to Beans & Barley Café. Bennie currently owns and operates B.R. Smith’s Catering & Event Planning Services where he has catered for companies that range from Bolter Lincoln to Afro Fest.

Angela Smith is a graduate of Cardinal-Stritch University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Human Services. In addition, she is a graduate of Marquette’s Commercial Real Estate Development program. With this education, for over 20 years, Angela has held many regional and local property management positions working with the housing needs of people and compliance guidelines of the state. Furthermore, Angela has for many years worked side by side with Bennie in all aspects of the catering business.

How to Lynch A Black Man…Let Me Count The Ways


bill-Cosbyimages Men and women cheat in relationships that is reality. My opinion in this present day mass-media driven “High Tech Lynching” of Bill Cosby is not the first time a high-profile / star status Black American was falsely accused by mass-media reporting crumbs placed by conspirators / hidden hands to attack, defame, and destroy an individual reputation and life works.

Let me count the ways. Frederick Jermaine Carter

During the Jim Crow Era of American races history. American justice turn its back on estimated 6000 Black men and boys lynched by White mobs. The White mobs justified their weekly devilish deeds on an average of two (2) lynchings a week, over a period 100 years. Many of these lynchings publicized and advertised, before they occurred, in local newspapers county-by-county in America Racist society.

Of course that was then and this is now where the 20th and 21st centuries American Black men of renowned fame and status become targets of destruction. Utilizing mass-media reporting false allegations. Many of these media driven devilish campaigns end in Black men names defamed, financial resources depleted, fighting false charges in courts of law, and professional careers destroyed. Resulting in time spent in prisons and more importantly their histories of good works fighting the good fight altered in the eyes of their admirers. These results of spreading mass lies and false allegations define the new age lynching called “High-Tech Lynching.”

Let’s continue counting modern day lynching of Black man in the American society…A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. Take a look at the photos below. What do they suggest about the many ways to lynch a Black man?

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Just to mention a few Black men by name who suffer(ed) from Lynchings.

Marcus Garvey, was charge with trump up charges by the FBI then later deported out of America.

Martin Luther King was falsely accused.

W.E.B. Dubois was falsely accused of being a communist then forced to move and later die in Ghana.

Minister Louis Farrakhan lives today under false charges of being anti-Semitic.

Fred Hamilton of Chicago killed by Chicago Police, in a police raid under the guise of false allegations.

Huey P. Newton was set-up by false charges then sent to prison.

O.J. Simpson in my opinion, was lure to the murder scene by “hidden hands,” charged with the murders then proved his innocence in a court of law, but his reputation is ruin in the eyes of the society and his many previous admires.

Michael Jackson fought against false allegations and criminal charges which one accuser later recanted and stated his family and attorney’s co-hearse him. You all should know how that tragedy viewed by the eyes of the greater society.

President Bill Clinton was set-up through an act of consensual sex.

Presidents Barrack Obama falsely accused of every sin under the Sun.

Stevie Wonder career came under attack and almost destroy because he took a stance against South Africa Apartheid regime uniting other major entertainers not to play “Sun City”

Dick Gregory entertainment career destroy. Mr. Gregory used his fame, and fortune as a platform to advocate for American civil and human rights for Black Americans.

Even the well-beloved Jesus Christ, loved and worship by billions of people of all races today was falsely accused made to appear guilty of false charges. You all know how that ended for JC.

I’m sure many of you reading can add to this partial list of Black men falsely accused of perpetrating crimes and dastardly deeds on unsuspecting others. The charges do not fit their known public profiles which greatly differs with their professional careers especially when these people use their honorable statuses in the society and community as a platform to fight for, or speak on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised members of the American society.

Am I stretching my argument with examples of well-known Black men and others who worked and advocated for common causes to uplift humanity, group or otherwise, and correct injustices in our society to re-balance the scale of justice and equality statuses between the Elite and Common People?

I think not…

The Importance of Teaching Black History Year Round Not Just One Month Out of the Year


The importance in teaching Black History on a regular basis condemns, “Why it is not taught year round?” Not teaching Black History year around contributes greatly to our “Black Children” not realizing who they fully are as a race / people and their historical rightful and proper role in developing civilizations the past 10 millenniums.

Who or what benefits not to teach Black History year round? The importance not to doesn’t matter to White aggressors e.g. KKK members, Nazi / Skin Heads, White racist nor Institutional Racism and even Congressmen and Senators Democrats and Republicans the likes thereof that have the power to regulate the American Education System. Does it?

The importance never matter to Systemic White aggression on the darker people of our planet. Has it? Not teaching Black History year round points more to the “causation” of historical and present White aggression on darker people. Repeating the importance, of teaching Black History year round to political representatives of a system established on racism and oppression and suppression of darker people on the planet it is similar to “beating a dead horse.”

The importance, of insuring Black History proper teaching year round rightfully and respectfully falls on the shoulders, sadly it is not, of Black people and the Black Race over all. Important because “us” teaching it to all our children during their hyper – impressionable years (3 to 24) is our deliverance from living an oppressive and suppression existence under White aggression and control. Particularly here in America Black people have the political tools and resources ready to carry out whatever social changes the group unifies focused civil advocacy through and supported by the American Constitution the supreme laws of this nation. 

The problem with Black people and the Black race is we continue to send or place our children in public, private, and religious educational institutions which focus historical events and achievements in a positive light on White people / race aggression points of view and references pertinent to developing civilizations and cultures.

Who really shoulder’s the blame today that Black History is not taught, fully and truthful in contextual and documented historical records of development of human civilization? Where is, “A” learning institution that focuses providing Black History centered curriculum(s)?

No excuses remain people.

The Black Race / People of our planet do not live under one single society where White’s hold us in captivity or bounded slavery with our hands and feet tied in chains and shackles.

The so-call shackles and chains in our minds, that bind us (Black people) to the greater White society and its will in directing and controlling its society relates to “emotional fear.” What is fear? A wise man of today states, “Fear is the evidence, of things yet unseen.”  Psychology Today explains; “Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger—if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. However, often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason. Traumas or bad experiences can trigger a fear response within us that is hard to quell. Yet exposing ourselves to our personal demons is the best way to move past them”… see http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/fear. 

I will explore later these two well thought out definitions of fear, as they pertains to the Black American Experience.

See you all soon thanks for reading my Blog.