Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I've Got A Lot of Work To Do!

A famous man once said a..."All man need's is work to do, a job, and love to live the best life."

Friday, August 1, 2014

“I am pleased to make your acquaintance”

It could be said that every second of every day in your life is a new revelation. We are continually processing thoughts, which become ideas, reality. The chants that some practice for religious belief, healing, daily ritual is a part of their life because that have proof evidence from elders, past self experience that could not be explained in any way other . A belief system works for those who believe. So what do we believe, what are we known for what is our claim to fame ??

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Light Skinned Back Then

William Wells Brown

My fair complexion was a great obstacle to my happiness, both with whites and blacks, in and about the great house. Often mistaken by strangers for a white boy, it annoyed my mistress very much. On one occasion, a visitor came to the place in the absence of the doctor. While Mrs. Young was entertaining the major (for he was a military man), I passed through the room, and going near the stranger, he put out his hand and said to me, "How do you do, bub?" and turning to the lady, he exclaimed, "Madam, I would have known that he was the doctor's son, if I had met him in California, for he is so much like his papa." Mistress ordered me out of the room, and remarked that I was one of the servants, when the major begged pardon for the mistake. After the stranger was gone, I was flogged for his blunder.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


 James Gordon Bennett, of the New York Herald, in a time of great pecuniary distress, soon after establishing his paper, borrowed three hundred dollars of a black man; and now he is one of our most relentless enemies. Thus it is that those who fattened upon us often turn round and traduce us: Reputation is, indeed, dear to every nation and race; but to us, the colored people of this country, who have so many obstacles to surmount, it is doubly dear:--

                    "Who steals my purse steals trash;
                    'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
                    But he who filches from me my good name,
                    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
                   And makes me poor indeed."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


 In the Virginia legislature, in the year 1832, Hon. Lewis Summers said,--
        "A slave population exercises the most pernicious influence upon the manners, habits and character of those whom it exists. Lisping infancy learns the vocabulary of abusive epithets, and struts, the embryo tyrant of its little domain. The consciousnesses of superior destiny takes possession of his mind at its earliest dawning, and love of power and rule 'grows with his growth and strengthens with his strength.' Unless enabled to rise above the operation of those powerful causes, he enters the world with miserable notions of self-importance, and under the government of an unbridled temper."

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Freedom Summer

"Every white man in this country would be frightened if they thought the black man would take them over!"
-Freedom Summer quote a man said this talking to President Johnson August, 1960's

Sunday, June 29, 2014

American African Violet

“Yes ,Yes we do”!
“Then we will no longer go out in humiliation in front of our children and take it out on them when we can’t find work and provide the necessities to live as we deserve.

No shopping, no spending money, save every penny and cooperate! Like, like corporations and create a unified resource to meet our needs and provide a future for our children, they need us to do this for them”.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

American Violet

“We are Americans , like it or not, this is where we live, this is where our ancestors lived and died and fought and we have the same responsibility to fight for our country right in our own neighborhoods, in our lives in our children’s lives”

“We’ve tried to call ourselves black, most recently, it doesn’t feel right, it doesn’t fit. We have been named a few different times by others in this country. We are simply people. This is how we see ourselves, as people, though we were seen as something else, even documented as property, objects, not even human.  We almost believed it was all true. We act out and demonstrate what we have been trained to believe we are, based on others treatment of us. Black is a color”. 

“Let me give you the definition of black: Black is the color of coal, ebony, and of outer space. It is the darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. We are unique, we have something others don’t have and we are American through and through not a color”.
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