GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER THE MAGNIFICENT!

“Keep alive the incentive to push on further, that pain in the soul which drives us beyond ourselves.” –Dag Hammarskjold One of the world’s greatest scientist of the 20th century was the noble George Washington Carver. George Washington Carver was born into slavery around 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri; a frail and sickly child most…

KKK HEINOUS LEGACY

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him.” –President Abraham Lincoln The KKK is the most notorious and heinous terrorist group in American history. The first KKK entity was born in Pulaski, Tennessee by six former confederate soldiers. The hate group called themselves the Ku…

40 ACRES & A MULE…WHAT HAPPENED?

“No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” –Abraham Lincoln So, whatever happened to the promise of Forty Acres & a Mule? Why was the promise made in the first place? One of the greatest generals in all of American history named William T. Sherman called together twenty Black leaders…

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON PROLIFIC & AWESOME!

James Weldon Johnson was an author, poet, educator, lawyer, diplomat and civil rights leader. In the summer of 1891 at the Atlanta University, young James Weldon Johnson decided to teach school in a back woods rural part of Georgia. Many years later Mr.Johnson recalled that experience in his autobiography, ‘Along This Way’ He recalled: “In…

Keep Your Faith In God Who Never Fails

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Each year in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday I put together a program to pay tribute to him. In the year of 2014, in light of police killing black youth, I decided to do a…