Long live the Spirit of the Million Man March! Long life, good health and continued success to Louis Farrakhan, who led those of us who participated in it to an astronomical achievement Oct. 16, 1995, that day 17 years ago.
Now, I wish I could help people who don’t know and admire him, get to know the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, like I know him. Continue reading
If former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fools around and gets elected President then the people who vote for him will get just what they deserve, and they will illustrate how gullible and easily misled White people are.
Ever since President Barack Obama took office, a lot of conservative analysts and politicians have been reiterating a collective “oops.” Some have gone so far as to say–and to work hard at making sure it comes to pass–”I hope he fails,” even if it means the country goes down the tubes in the process.
The bitter truth is that many people in responsible positions of leadership would rather see the entire country suffer, than to see it prosper under the leadership of this Black President. Mitt Romney and his Timothy McVeigh Party (also known as Republicans) cohorts have been banking on this notion, Continue reading
Long before the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s so-called “Liberation Theology” nearly cost then Sen. Barack Obama the presidency in 2008, the bedrock tenets of that teaching had been established and made firm. There have literally been millions of words preached and recited, even sung, which bear witness to the truth of that philosophy. Liberation Theology is as sound as Gospel.
The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass–in his immortal July 5, 1852 address called “What to the American slave is Your Fourth of July”–said it ever so plainly.
“I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” Continue reading
Is America headed into a race war inside its borders? The United States has rushed into a handful of foolish wars over the course of the last 50 years. But what war isn’t a fool’s errand, by definition? But I digress.
The bitter reality is that this country has not “won” a war–not even a proxy war when people other than Americans have been fighting and dying–this country has not won a war since World War II. The warmongers who dictate this country’s foreign policy make the same mistake over and over again. They think they can win a war by “winning” it. Wrong. Continue reading
We are advised by the Scriptures that there is “None so righteous as the newly converted.” That means that often when we have a transformational experience we are anxious to prove our piety–especially to those who oversaw our conversion–that we are indeed true believers, true practitioners. So we often exaggerate our behavior when we are new recruits–to a faith tradition, a political ideology, anything new.
I can remember when I was a new convert to Islam. One of my first behavior changes was in my diet. At the time I was a roommate with three members of the Black Panther Party, and unlike me, they did not care much about what they ate. On the other hand, I was all “kosher” all the time.
Funny thing though. My roommates would share the kosher meat products (such as hot-dogs) I would purchase, and then replace them with any old meat they picked up at the store. That was a constant source of frustration for me. Continue reading
There is an “avalanche of hatred” coming down on President Barack Obama. And it’s been like this since his triumphant 2008 campaign which catapulted this son of Africa into the White House.
Governors of states, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress have all piled on with their hate speech. These are the “leaders” of the country, high officials, the opinion makers. If their mouths are so filthy they need to be washed out with soap, just imagine what some of the “Ordinary Joes” who respond to what is no longer coded hate speech, it’s now out in the open in plain, unmistakable language.
Montana’s chief federal judge Richard Cebull is the lates top official to add to the list. He admitted that he forwarded a racist email to six others from his court email account which suggested President Obama was the product of a sexual encounter between his mother and a dog. Continue reading
What are American military personnel thinking when they land on foreign shores–especially in Islamic countries–to fight?
Such a question is relevant today because the behavior of U.S. soldiers and marines in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years would embarrass a nation of savages, and is certainly unbecoming of the world’s only military super power.
The latest disgrace involves U.S troops burning several copies of the Muslim Holy Quran at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The burnings sent throngs of protesters to the streets and military bases, some chanting, “Death to America.” Continue reading
The “bully pulpit” is American life is a position of authority and public visibility. The current commander of the bully pulpit is President Barack Obama.
The President caught my attention several weeks ago when I heard him quote his Vice President, Joe Biden. “Don’t compare me with the Almighty,” the saying goes. “Compare me with the alternative.”
There are only a few Republican contenders left for the GOP nomination to unseat Obama from the bully pulpit, and none of them compare very favorably with the President, let alone with The Almighty. So why would any of them want to call The Almighty to the witness stand? Continue reading
Many of the special days in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., have taken on special meaning for all of us. This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be dedicated in Washington on August 28, at which time tens of thousands will gather to celebrate The Life, The Dream, the Legacy of Dr. King.
Of course his birth anniversary is rightly observed as a solemn national holiday.
The dates surrounding his assassination have also become iconic. On April 4, 1967 Dr. King delivered his famous Riverside Church address in New York City, speaking out against the Vietnam War. On April 3, 1968 in Memphis, he delivered the immortal “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” remarks. Continue reading
I am not proud to say, I have a lot in common with both John Allen Muhammad (what has he ever done to deserve to be called by the name of a Holy Man??? But I digress), the Washington, D.C. area sniper, and with Army Major Nidal Malik Hassan. All three of us are said to be Muslims.
Like John, I too was born and bred Christian and in adult life became a convert to the religion of Islam–the religion which is self-defined as a religion of “peace.” And like Nidal, who was born Muslim, I once dreamed of becoming a U.S. military officer.
As far as John is concerned, I can only say: May God have mercy on his soul.
And it’s already too late for the advice I would have given to Nidal. He made his choice–a very, very, very bad decision in my opinion and the rest as they say is history. I faced similar demons that Nidal apparently encountered, but I chose a different path. Continue reading