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.
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?
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…
I’M FEELING –
THINKING – ARTICULATING
SOME KIND OF WAY TO TODAY
TOO BLACK…TOO STRONG!
TONY… STOP SOUNDING THE CALL OF BLACK UNITY TODAY
JUST FOR TODAY YOU SAY…HOW ABOUT EVERYDAY… TONY
THERE WILL BE COMING DAYS
WE MIGHT BE FORCED…
TO FEEL – THINK – ARTICULATE
TOO BLACK TOO STRONG…
BUT YOU SAY…
TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY.
I ASK WHEN IS THE RIGHT DAY
TOO BLACK TOO STRONG
Its a beautiful Spring day, Im sitting out on the front porch watching life on Center St. Milwaukee unfold; with some family members when one of my nieces says, ” Lets get together for some of Yo Mama-in-law’s to-die-for Salmon Croquettes?” “Cool,” I said. “Let me holler at her and make sure she’s up to it.” Well about a week passes and then I text and inbox everybody that next Sunday we were going to have a Salmon Croquette Bruch at my house around 11 a.m. and Mama going to do the cooking, but we have to buy erthing, you know, pot-luck style. Well, that Sunday all the family shows up. Salmon croquettes, bacon, eggs,sausage, grits, rice, onions and potatoes, and you know we had biscuits and Alaga syrup. If you under thirty, you don’t know nothing about Alaga. We ate, drank and commensurated like we do. When the smoke cleared, Salmon juice was all on the wall, in the flower pots everywhere. Im Just kidding, but you get my point, we ate our backs out. All while we were catching up, sharing stories and reminiscing folks kept asking, “what we getting together for?” The answer kept coming back “just because we love each other.” So After we ate and began to recover from the food-coma that Black folks go into when they eat good food. Folks made them some plates to go, I led in the reading of the African Pledge, My sister, Minister Michele, whose not a real minister, we just call her that because she prays and ministers everywhere she goes, led us in a beautiful prayer and my Mama-in-law chided us to stay free and be self-determining. The folks who were still at the house, on couches, in chairs in all positions and degrees of half sleep, began to reflect on the day. Everyone said they had a ball and that statement we always make “WE HAVE TO DO THIS MORE OFTEN”
The point is, this writer thinks, the family is the solution to a lot of the problems of the world today. Next time you chilling with family and friends think about and be grateful for each other and remember the only reason we need for coming together is the fact that if we don’t come together we will perish separately. Peace.
If I may offer some clarity about Black Americans today supporting the Democratic platform. It is true Black Americans once supported the Republican Party. The two political parties began to flip-flop membership in 1964. Our freed forefathers and mothers who remained (99%) in America naturally joined the Republican Party after the Emancipation Proclamation because of the so-call American Emancipator, Abe Lincoln was a Republican.
The Democratic Party for the most part was Southern / Confederate ideology base. Up to when Democrat Lyndon Johnson signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Voting Blacks jump the ship of the Republican party to the Democratic Party during this period in American politics. Likewise with Whites leaving their Democratic Party joining the Republican. A Democrat today is not a Democrat 150 years ago.
I contend it would have been better for all Emancipated slaves be repatriated back to our homelands in Africa. Sadly, that is the apex of the dilemma Black Americans will always face being descendants of freed slaves, “here by choice” dealing with knowingly or unknowingly. And if anyone researched fully what Abe Lincoln fully desired for x slaves one would realize it included full repatriation of our freed forefathers and mothers.
President Lincoln full emancipation plan was not the desires of the US Congress, backed by the Elite’s which many members retained new and improved Confederate ideologies. Regarding using Black men and women perpetually as newly adopted lower class citizens, to continue building Southern States and Industrial Northern States.
Thereby, paying low wage earnings for “Black Servitude” to benefit White America.Black Americans have yet to realize American politricks two-party system..
When we do, if we do, we will begin the task to create a Black Political Party that represents real group thinking for the advancement of Black Americans in all of America’s social institutions.
The after effects of electing America’s first Black President has created a vacuüm in the American society. Tail Spinning American politics between its divided lines not seen in 150 years.
The true problem with 21st Century Black Americans is we are divided as a group / race within our group. We are socially mechanized under the controlled majority white group / race here in America. So much so to our own demise we are unable to seize this shifting moment in American politics and its society looking for “real change.” Yet the society over-all does not have the will to correct its inherited race problems from the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Black Americans; For the sake of our future posterity here in the American society must desist at once all our group divisions. Come together regardless of all White American social ideologies (New and Old) we have learned and adapted. Use those ideologies to create and advance the new structure “Change” stalled here in the infancy of the 21st Century.
We must break the alliance with all past social experiments that have failed the past 60 years to make sure for our posterity, all American citizens, and people of the World an end to the brutal past centuries still plaguing humanity today.
BLACK MAN AND WOMAN WAKE UP!
Why should Black / African-Americans that are descendants from slaves repatriate names from their original lands, AFRICA?
During slavery thousands of our fore-fathers and mothers were offer the opportunity to enter payment agreements for their freedom from slave master’s who own them like “property.” Not to have adopted or take back our Black / African names after being Emancipated from slavery is a gross oversight of our fore-fathers and mothers. Reclaiming their stolen and lost identities evidently did not enter their minds. Doing so would have cognitively DECLARED TRUE INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY.
Presently, now 150 years have passed from the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the 1865 enactment of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery in the US. State and County Governments persist today in charging the descendants of x slaves court and legal fees to legally change adopted White / European names. IT’S AS THOUGH WE ARE STILL SLAVES. FORCED TO BUY OUR FREEDOM FROM SLAVE OWNERS.
Why is it today the descendants of slaves wishing to reclaim their lost and stolen legacy are legally mandated to pay court fees to change these “hand me down” adopted White / European names? For the most part our loving parents handed these names down, but they was and many are still, blinded mentally by the racist societal conditions in America which denounces and ridicules our true African heritage and home lands. This keeps many of us dislocated from who, what, when, why and where answers and reasons for necessity of having a name designating one’s race. Particularly, Black Americans by majority stand out from other races in the American society holding another groups sir names. This matter serves as a signal to the broader society that group-wise Black Americans still do not know the value of a name, nor the value of group thinking. As it applies to other groups far more unified than present day Black Americans.
Historically, in many cases Federal Govt census workers imposed European Surnames on newly emancipated slaves during and after the 1870 Census Population Count. Prior census collecting data reveals slaves were not assigned each names. Newly freed man and woman would sign an X following first names given mostly by loving mothers who birth them.
The lack of a desire and knowledge of many Black Americans to reclaim their names for the sake of heritage and a symbol of independents from former slave masters is a non-debatable issue between Black Americans. Personally I’m bother by this because the majority continue in misguided and misplaced pride in having European names. This issue is open to much ongoing disagreements between concerned and non-concerned Black Americans. The value of original names vs adopted European names by x American slaves in their prodigy remaining in America appears a closed case.
Anyone advocating the issue most time is ignore and brushed to the side in conversations. Those few, but many that repatriate their self-identity are condemned by family and group members in some way or another that isolates awareness of holding a “proper name” as radical(s) or non-conforming group thinker which is not to bad a title. Considering the overall status / standings of Black Americans in the American society.
We as a group in the American society should by all sound reasoning place high value in holding a formal “repatriated” name.
For one moment let’s break Paul Ryan statement down to its roots. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan stated… “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular…” Obviously this is a broad statement considering the fact there are 19,355 cities in the US, but it leaves room for denial on his part if called to the carpet to answer if he is race baiting with his Tea Party white constituent political base.
Paul Ryan offered clarification to this statement by including specifically “men.” Continue…”of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value of the culture of work.”
Paul Ryan clarifies cities with the term “inner cities” which refers to the central section of a city where mostly ” Poor and middle-class Black Americans live.” Inner City is code term for America’s white racist. Believing that Black people only live there, destroying the landscape and real estate once occupied by their white grandfathers and mothers. Paul
Paul Ryan stated specifically… “in our inner cities.”
Paul Ryan himself was raise in a small white suburban town called Janesville, WI. But, Ryan believes like other (tens of millions) arrogant white people that they are rightful owners to all the land of these United States.
He did not specify which cities in particular are a “tailspin of culture.” Are we to think and believe that P.R., believes only Black men live in inner cities? Did anyone ask that specific question? Although white men living in inner cities are more than likely employed than Black men.
How do we know for a certainty he was specifically referring to Black men exclusively?
Because obviously White men and Black men cultures are different as the two shades black and white.
HE WAS NOT REFERRING TO WHITE CULTURE.
NOR DOES HE COMPREHEND THE IMPACT OF TRUE BLACK CULTURE, NOT WHAT HE READS ABOUT OR HEAR ABOUT IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS.
Paul Ryan fully understands U.S. cities culture and race demographics. Ryan majored in economics and political science or “Political Snake Charming,” at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Paul Ryan race baiting statement ends in part suggesting or warning to his white constituents… “There is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.”
What does he mean by “deal with…?”
Other than increasing the present and past Black male hyper-incarceration rates, illicit drugs dealings, gangs and gun violence across America. I can not imagine a worse groups social-culture condition(s), except Jewish people sufferings during Nazi Germany attempted genocide of them. Or may be Paul Ryan is signaling a return to American good old Institution of Slavery.
What do you think Black America?
Sounds to me like James Brown Hit song, “The Big Payback” lyrical lines sung in Paul Ryan voice… “I going to deal with you. I want revenge, my patience thin. I want revenge.”
Finally, Black People need to “Wake Up, Unify and Do For Self. Just as White People have done and continue to here in America the past 400 years!