BLACK HISTORY CHECK…So You Believe You’re An African American?


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Let’s take for an example the skin complexion of our beloved Freedom Fighter / Abolitionist Frederick Douglass. frederick_douglass_loc_collodion_c1865-80 Mr. Douglass was born a “Mulatto slave,” in 1818. His slave mother was of the Black Race. His father was the slave master, a White man belonging to the White Race. Yet his skin complexion confuses many Black Americans of Mr. Douglass race origin. Simply because they’re confused about their own. The root of this cultural 21st Century racial identity crisis began during the late 1400’s to mid 1500’s. Whereas millions of Black men, women and children from the continent called Africa were, kidnapped, sold and purchased by White men for enslavement on the North and South American continent and its surrounding Islands.

Many of the descendants of x Black slaves here in the America’s today refuse to accept their true racial identity. Due to the dominate White male (People) slave master mixing his…

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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.

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.

Regarding Congresswoman Maxine Waters Past Support of Gangsta Rap Music…I stand Corrected


In the past I mistakenly believe Congresswoman Maxine Water’s during the mid 90’s was an advocate “against” rap music exploitative and derogatory lyrics which the past two decades have label “Gangsta Rap.” Today after researching more into the subject, I found I was wrong rather Congresswoman Maxine Waters came to the “defense” of the Rap Music industry. Aligning herself and political status with Russel Simon crusade denouncing legal attempts to censor the rap music industry, see link…http://articles.latimes.com/1994-02-15/entertainment/ca-23195_1_maxine-waters 

Let it be known I stand corrected. Congresswoman Maxine Waters did in fact lend her powerful political position before to support Gangsta Rap artist, 1st Amendment Rights.

Regardless if rap artist lyrics subtle and indirect intent was to trigger self-destructive thinking in the minds of its listeners and fan base. Rep. Maxine Waters did not care about the coming future generation of youth socially exposed to uncensored degenerative lyrics backed by musical beats and rhythms.

Possibly Waters did not know or realize; There is a major difference between Hip-Hop Musical Art and Rap Music. Hip-Hop art formatted into music posses regenerative lyrics. Rap music (period) posses degenerative lyrics. It’s that simple people. Congresswoman Waters got it wrong. Dead wrong!

True Hip-Hop art was not under attack! The Rap music industry promoting degenerative lyrics was and still remain under attacked and rightfully so. Particularly in the case of gangsta rap music which has proven it have powerful suggestive triggers that influences, subtlety directs and controls the minds of impressionable miss educated young Black American youth to pursue lives of criminality and social taboo professions (Viewed deplorable by moral conscience standards.) as means to have luxuries and the basic needs of daily living.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters how do you feel now decades later after lending your political power and influence to the early beginnings of the Gangsta Rap Industry?

Even a high-ranking member of the KKK, the arch-enemy of the Black American struggle Klansman David Duke, sees the ill-fated reward on the Black community for supporting the Rap music industry, see link http://www.brothersonsports.com/david-duke-says-gangsta-rap-promotes-black-criminality-thuggery-drugs-and-abuse-of-women/

Black Americans Can Not Read The Handwriting On The Wall


Touché for Dontre Hamilton family continue protests keeping pressure and attention on Rogue Cop killing unarmed Dontre. Literally in the back yard of Milwaukee City Hall. The messaging of the incident “Fatal Milwaukee shooting of Mentally Ill Black Man” is somewhat suspect of isolation from Manny’s hidden motivations shared by all rogue cop killings of unarmed citizens in my opinion.

1) Rogue cop Manny did not know Dontre suffered from cognitive behavior problems when he killed Dontre like a rabies dog in City Hall back yard Dontre Hamilton black skin in the mind of Manny determined his actions to kill Dontre.

2) Dontre was murder plain and simple because Rogue cop Manny at the time of killing had(s) preconceived prejudice towards Black men.

Manny prejudice becomes a racist act protected by American Institutionalized Racism. Simply because Manny committed this historical atrocious deed while carrying out his sworn duty to use “Deadly Force,” at his own discretion while on duty as a public servant.

Manny discretion is like that of other Rogue Cops across America killing unarmed citizens (mostly Black men / boys). These acts by rogue cops killing Black men / boys parallels the documented 5500 lynchings of Black people (mostly men / boys) that occurred after the Civil War ended.

During the time period of the Southern Jim Crow Laws which lasted a 100 years from 1865 to 1965. These lynchings acted out by members of America White supremacy group KKK. Furthermore not one member of the KKK, responsible for the documented 5500 lynchings were prosecuted by Local, State and Federal Courts of Americas Judicial System.

As a matter of fact the KKK Organization and its member are document infiltrating America police departments in the North, East and West of America during America Great Black Migrations to north, south, and east States.

Here in Milwaukee MPD recruited / hired Alabama white men into its police force during the 60’s. These white officer’s never changed their state residency once hired. They actually worked 5 days a week and spent weekends back home in Alabama.

More documented research can easily prove connections with American Law Enforcement hiring white men that demonstrate hatred of Black Americans while on duty, with the exact same vengeful attitude as any KKK member. This race hate attitude of Rogue police officer, is supported and endorsed by the National Order of Police Fraternities / Union affiliates in all American police departments.

I say the attitude is “rogue” because obviously not all police officers law enforcement leadership officials endorse these brutal police officers, e.g. Black Police Officer Associations within law enforcement departments across this Nation, the many individual police officer internally standing against corrupt cops, retired police people speaking out against police corruption, Federal Attorney General Eric Holder past 6 years work investigating and sanctioning many police departments for abuse conduct violating citizens civil rights, etc, etc.

These national protest are worthy in their own rights mustering national attention to the “too many” incidents of Rogue cops killing / lynching of unarmed citizens. They have failed to bring attention to the real Systemic Power backing these sanction kills…AMERICA’S INSTITUTION OF RACISM! Evident by America’s judicial systems protecting and clearing majority of these “Rogue Officer’s” from criminal prosecution.

BLACK AMERICANS FIFTY YEARS OF TURNING OUR BACKS AGAINST RACISM HAS BEEN NON PRODUCTIVE IN THE BLACK AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. ITS TIME FOR US TO EXODUS MEMBERSHIP IN OTHER GROUPS AND ORGANIZATION.

AND REALLY BEGIN CONTROLLING AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE MUST DECIDED TO TAKE CONTROL OF OUR ECONOMIC INPUT AND OUTPUT IN AMERICA.

WE MUST DECIDE TO UNIFY WITH SELF AND KIND TO INSURE PROSPERITY FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS IN THIS AMERICAN SOCIETY. FIFTY YEARS OF INTEGRATING INTO A WHITE DOMINATE SOCIETY HAS PROVEN WE ARE NOT DESIRED BY THE MAJORITY WHITE SOCIETY.

TO SHARE IN THEIR EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. WE MUST BEGIN TO “CONTROL” OUR DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

ITS BETTER FOR AMERICA TO STOP FORCING THE MAJORITY OF WHITE CITIZENS TO DO WHAT THEIR HEARTS DICTATE OTHERWISE.

ITS BETTER FOR THE SOCIETY FOR BLACK AMERICANS TO ACT IN THEIR OWN RACE BEST INTEREST…LIKE WHITE AMERICANS ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OTHERS LIKE THEM

The Needed Resurrection of True Hip-Hop…Derailment’s Exposed


Why do Russell Simon seems to always get his face in front of grassroots movements? Like always he has a exploitative motive I’m assured. Can anyone think “Rush Card.”Russell_Simons_at it again-10375033_10152589501921482_3933019650114927379_n

Russel Simon and Run DMC are responsible for selling out the Hip-Hop Renaissance in the 1980’s.

Why do you say Muhammad?

I was there living on the East Coast at the birth of the Hip-Hop Renaissance (1980 to 1989) managing a few young inspired Hip-Hop artist and groups. I had a few notable meetings with then newly formed hip-hop record companies. I also partnered in promoting local Hip-Hop concerts in Hartford CT.

Run DMC was the first Hip-Hop group to commercialize the movement with hit album ‘Raising Hell,” featuring a song rapping about “Adidas Sneakers.” 

They got paid but Hip-Hop lyrical songs rapping cultural awareness took a back seat in music industry distribution and now is underground almost non-existent. 

Now our youth and the public at large is expose to lyrical content that is derogatory, demeaning, and morally degenerative to young Black souls under the guise of real Hip-Hop. 

Today’s rap music culture is not hip. 

In the context of true Hip-Hop: Hip implies self-assurance and self-awareness of destructive elements in one’s environment. 

Hop, implies developing the mental ability to avoid the pit-falls / traps and bad behavior examples present in one’s environment. 

True “Hip-Hop,” is a message tuned to music inspiring things like self-respect, respect for and attainment of proper education; knowledge of self and others, love for ones fellow human being, etc, etc.

Now that’s Hip-Hop. That’s what Russell Simon played a role in derailing.

What you have today is not, I say is not…HIP-HOP.