Hayden On Douglass

https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/21/Frederick_Douglass_by_Samuel_J_Miller,_1847-52.pngFrederick Douglass
By Robert Hayden

When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
and terrible thing, needful to man as air,
usable as earth; when it belongs at last to all,
when it is truly instinct, brain matter, diastole, systole,
reflex action; when it is finally won; when it is more
than the gaudy mumbo jumbo of politicians:
this man, this Douglass, this former slave, this Negro Continue reading


Just Snap Out of It. Breaking the Organizational Trance of Racism

conceptual-photography-8Breaking the trance
by Joe Flower, 1997

The stage hypnotist tells his mesmerized subject, a dignified woman in a designer dress: “When I snap my fingers, you will run in circles and bark like a dog.” Moments later, the woman is out of the trance and chatting happily about the experience, when suddenly the hypnotist snaps his fingers. The woman instantly begins running in circles and barking, and the audience breaks into howls of laughter.

The psychiatrist turns down the room light. He takes a beautiful pen with an unusual golden cap from his pocket and begins Continue reading

Food Stamps and Micro Chips

Food StampsWelfare, food stamp recipients could soon be required to get microchipped with RFID tags
by Ethan A. Huff (NaturalNews.com)

For at least the past 15 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been actively trying to develop new ways to decrease fraud in the federal food stamp program, which currently covers nearly 50 million Americans and adds more than 10,000 new enrollees to its ranks every single day, according to reports. But one disconcerting method the agency appears to be considering involves the potential use of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips to track and identify food stamp recipients at the national level. Continue reading

Assassin In Our Midst

Evil Eye Wall PaperI do not want to go into the mercury water any further. It has been a brutal wake up call. To see how you fooled me. Did you hurt her? You tried to kill me.

I now know that I underestimated you. I took your kindness for kindness. I could not see far enough to understand your evil kept hidden. What did you do? Continue reading

Too Much Black 1.2

Black Universe - AAAFrom Too Much Black
By No Black Pete (2011)

There is another way. It will take a hefty investment. One will have to sacrifice time, money and brain power. Our friends and family might not understand. Our coworkers might start to gossip about our deviant ways. However, no one knows your worth better than you should, and you know you are worth a bigger piece of the sky.

Let other people be satisfied with crumbs from their pie, as long as you now know better. Do not waste your time trying to save them by convincing them. You need that time yourself, to be able to make the big leap once you gain more understanding. This new venture requires you to give up on old behaviors and Continue reading