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Monday, January 30, 2017

A Message to the Women and Men who Serve Their Country, Turtle Island.....


A Message to the Men and Women who Serve their Country, Turtle Island.

   I have great respect for you.  However, in the past, when you were the armed and decorated solders of the United States of America, you were constantly misled by our government and made to do a great deal of dirty work to maintain a level of comfort for  the few and the White [mostly], but maintain a level of real oppression and exploitation for far too many people of color and even White poor people.

     I have no real power that I know of except the power of a man in front of a computer and a typing board and the powers that GOD has given me. I don’t fully know How to utilize those powers. If I did and if they were great, the world would be a much different place.

     I ask that you not sit still and allow our government, in its present state and form, do things that you feel are unjustified, illegal, illrighitious, of unethical without hearing from you as an organized power and an organized voice.  Not just the veterans among you, but also the enlisted and active-duty women and men who want to speak out, must be able to do so.

     You have options. You can write letters anonymously, you can petition the government anonymously, you can ask you friends state-side to make their voices and your voices heard, you can buy stocks with your pay in progressive and revolutionary companies, you can buy stocks in companies that are awful politically [discriminators, polluters, haters of humanity, etc.] and make your voices of decent known among those companies or corporation’s Boards and Directors and their Presidents, Founders and Chief Executive Officers. I am not demanding that you do this. I am saying this is something you can do to continue in the armed forces and keep aor develop a good conscious. You can also petition your government, your congress people, your governor, your community leaders, and your families about starting a Peace Time Economy where you would get active-duty non-war, non-threatening jobs that would never find your lives to be in danger.  You must also, if you can and want to, no matter if you are straight of Gay, you must, in good conscious, petition your government to never hold you back for expressing your sexuality in a wholesome, open and acceptable Way, if that is what you want to do.  

  All these things I am asking you to do, not requiring you to do. I also think you must write your new leadership, the Native American People.  Some of the organizations you should write and pledge yu allegiance to include The Native American Rights Fund, The National Congress of American Indians; and the American Indian College Fund.  Sned them a few dollars. This takes courage. I can only ask you to do this. I cannot demand it, but I feel it is very important, or I would not have taken the time to write you about it. 

     Stand up for yu rights. Don’t take losing any rights laying down. Read some good books and listen to the news and traditional news sources less.  You will find yourself having more courage to fight the battle at home as well as find yourself closer to GOD. If you want to write me, you may do so at, BRotheRTRacy11@gmail.com

 

I LOVe, you and Respect your decisions to not do anything at all of take an active role in freeing our cuintry from the grips of those who are trying to balance us towards destruction, isolation and regret.  GOD Bless you.

 

Gratefully,

 

Brother Tracy Gibson,

President and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of

Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC.

A corporation dedicated to building a great and balanced foundation for Black People internationally.

670 North 41st Street

Apt. B

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

1 (215) 823 9985

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Why I'm a Republican.....By Anonymous


Following the path of what I believe is a true Republican.//  By anonymous ..

     My feeling is that President Abraham Lincoln represented what a true Republican is. I have, after being a Democrat for 40 years, I have taken on the mantel of being a Republican for three reasons.

     1] I think the back and forth banter over social programs has gotten Black people nowhere except in a trap of poverty for about 40 % of our population and has left us as very confused voters. Social programs, many started under President Roosevelt, were not even available to Black people because of governmental racism back in the 1930’s and 1940’s... When such programs are available to us, they often lead to our being ``hooked’’ on the social program and not making much financial and political progress.  There are people in our neighborhoods who promote socialism and communism. I am not one of them. I think our biggest problem, aside from not trusting each other and being deserving of such trust by not playing games and exploiting each other, is our severe lack of access to the capital needed to start businesses of our own and successfully maintain those businesses. We also need to support, unequivocally, our own Black businesses and give such Black business owners more than a second chance to do the best they can.

   2] The other reason I have become a Republican is the fact that the Democratic Party was started by racists.  Now the shoe seems to be on the other foot, with Republicans being mostly the racist ones. My contention is that both Republicans and Democrats are ``hooked’’ on White supremacy – for the most part – and not interested in helping the majority of Black people get good jobs, maintain those jobs, get good educations, and buy Real Estate, buy stocks and bonds in their own companies, and do the best for themselves as Black people and Black communities.

     We have to take on the mantel of these things ourselves and think positively, never betray our Black Brothers and Sisters and keep our eyes on the prize. The prize, which in my opinion is real freedom, real justice and real equality as well as real opportunity, has to stop being just out of reach, and start being a reality instead of an elusive North American dream.  We can provide these things for ourselves without going begging, hat in hand, to the White man.

     The key is to be honest with yourself where ever your political philosophy is. Now Republicans are quite racist. You might ask, ``What am I as a progressive and revolutionary thinker doing among them? I rarely vote Republican. In the last Presidential election I voted for Nelson Mandela for President; Angela Davis for United States of Native America Senate ; and for myself as a Congressman. I wrote in the votes. This gave me the power to lift my head high when I exited the voting booth. I did not compromise. I did not vote for the gentleman who is now serving in the White House, nor do I think I could considering his racist stand on many issues and his conservative stand on many issues. I am a progressive and a revolutionary. A Black man who is openly Gay and proud of myself for the achievements I have made.

     The racists have tried to keep me back and hold me back for years and years, but, following the path GOD has set before me, I have kept my head up and my spirits up, no matter what. I have lost both parents in the last 11 years; and I have a good relationship with people many people, but only one LOVer.  Much of the estrangement of my extended family has to do with my financial vilification and the fact that I have to exists on less than $1,400.00 a month.  To me, this is humanly impossible considering the cost of rent and food and other items in Philadelphia and other such big cities.

     I have Big plans to sell Tee-Shirts; sell my books; and get work that will be meaningful and financially rewarding. At 60, I have found this very difficult to do, but I keep working at it everyday and have made progress. It is not nearly the progress I want to make, but it is progress none the less…  The third reason I joined the Republican Party was to get into the ring with the enemy and face them down right up close and personal. I will probably find some allies, but I am a very liberal person at heart. However, the Democrats have not promoted enough Black leadership and haven’t had a true liberal since John Kennedy in the White house. I also am a Republican so I can make some real and true money instead of the money I make right now. I am on disability, but I know I won’t be for long, because GOD’s path has and will lead to something much better.   I don’t think people should be judged by their party affiliation; age; sex; sexual orientation; gender status; eye color; skin color; national origin; religion; or their ability to pay any certain financial fee.  I am tired of Black people saying ``this is a struggle’’ and ``I’m part of the struggle’’. At 60 I should not be struggling any longer. I am also tired of Black people saying they blame everything on the White man. Not when we are the ones not supporting our Black activists who have dedicated 20, 30 or 40 years to the forward movement of our Black people. Not when we are the ones who still spend $80.00 among Asian or White people to get our nails done; not when we are the ones spending $300.00 on Season football tickets when we hardly have food on the table and our children’s schooling paid for; not when we spend hundreds of dollars on lottery tickets and don’t even know where the Black bank is, never visit and never open an account there.  These are thing that we as Black people can change over time. If we change them and take positive action to eat better, live better and treat each other more fairly, it doesn’t matter what religion we are or what party we belong to.    I am a Republican to learn and to teach. Not to support any one candidate.

Monday, January 23, 2017

An Open Letter to Ducky Birts about a JOB // Janaury 23rd, 2017 Monday


January 23, 2017 Monday

An Open Letter to Community Activist // Mr. ``Ducky'' Birts

Care of Zion Baptist Church

Broad and Venango Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From Brother Tracy Gibson

Dear Brother Birts,

     Wow! That was a really long commemorative program on Monday – Martin Luther King Junior day.  I was very glad I made the decision to attend the program at Zion Baptist Church.  First I want to thank you for all the years you have invested in our local Black community and also for the time you have spent in dealing with issues on the state and national level --  issues that are vital to our Black community here in Philadelphia and to Black people nationally and internationally.

     If it was not for people like me and you, our community would be much worse off, more disorganized, more uninformed and more unable to get the vital goods and services we need to not only survive, but thrive as well.

     There are so many issues that need tackling. Issues like education; profitability for our Black companies and our larger Black corporations;  how our image is treated in the major media and in Black media; paying proper tribute to our leaders from past years; and constructing a positive path for our youth to follow [with their help and input of course].

     I think Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior and Reverend Lion Sullivan did an excellent job dedicating themselves to our causes and served as an excellent role models for us to follow and learn from.  One thing both leaders were great at was sharing wealth and information with others who wanted to have influence and input and who hailed from our Black community as well.

     Unfortunately for me, as a person who suffers from an emotional instability [which is almost totally under control], I have not been given much of an inroad to some of the wealth and support that exist in our community for activists. [I hope you will take the time to examine the enclosed documents that show some of the hard work I have done most recently including my Gibson Principals for Africa; my 2016 Corporate Annual Report; my 2015 Corporate Annual Report; and my statement on prison reform I sent to the Obama Administration only days after they were first installed in the Presidency.

     What I’m getting at is not only my own personal financial needs being unfulfilled, but the fact that many, many other activists are having to do without and spend their own needed dollars for their work when there is a deep need for such dollars to come from the Black community. [I don’t think grants from our so-called oppressors such as Exxon and Halliburton are acceptable sources for us to take money from because there are always strings attached that can weaken what we need to be about as champions for our Black community].

     What we really need to do is work to replace the dollars we spend as a Black community outside of our Black community with dollars spent for our own Black companies inside our Black community. We need to support our Black businesses! This will take years to fully expand and is a Herculean task, considering the thousands of dollars the corporate structure spends on advertising aimed at Black inner-city markets. ]

     However, because a task is big doesn’t mean it should not be taken into our realm of work to be done. I have supported our using the United Bank; and I just recently gave an Ethiopian Restaurant owner some information about how to advertise in Black publications and on WURD: 900 AM Black Talk Radio.  These are things that really get at the heart of helping our Black community.

     Every year I look at the events that are advertised in PNB newspaper, including some sponsored by you and your foundation.  Being a ``little guy’’ with a severely limited income, I have not been able to attend any of these events, but I want you to know I support you in Spirit.  I was fortunate enough to be able to join WURD 900 AM Black Talk Radio a few weeks ago.  They sent me a nice Tee-Shirt and a list of Black companies to support. I have already decided to visit Smooth Like That Men and Boys Clothing Store—at 5705 North Broad Street--  and  JCW Computer Consulting at 7478 Rhodes Street, Suite B. There are Ways of expanding the list of Black stores WURD has as advertisers, and I plan on doing that further into the future.

     I LOVe being a Black activist and won’t stop no matter how ostracized I feel from our established  Black leadership.  But now that I’m 60 years old, I would like to not only be recognized, but properly compensated for the important work I do.  My feeling is that there is plenty of work to go around and plenty of money to be reinvested into our Black activist’s communities. 

     I have a plan that I’m working on formulizing that helps build an infrastructure that includes factories and administrative corporate buildings that will make sure more and more of our Black dollars get back into the hands of Black people. Like I said in a recent letter – not everybody wants to get a college education.  Factory jobs at good pay don’t have to be something foreign to our shores if we have a determined Spirit and are willing to talk about the benefits gained from such stability that good factory work can supply and demand such from our Black corporate, civic and community leaders.

     We used to have the Black United Fund as a source of income for our Black community.  I have to look into what they are doing. I know they were curtailed from some of their financial activities because they took bold action and supported Mumia Abu Jamal in at least one instance. The more we take on the powers that be and support our Sisters and Brothers the more we will be rewarded by our own progressive Black community.  But such things need us to take action and fully educating our Black public as to why they are so important.

     I hope you remember my name from the days when we were boycotting the Daily News and meeting at Brother Bruce Crawley’s Center City office.  We really had the Daily News on the ropes and were about to help, I thought, the Philadelphia Tribune become a Daily newspaper. But the rock was chipped, and things changed and we didn’t keep the pressure on for some reason. [I wrote Bruce, but never got an answer as to why we weren’t keeping the pressure on and making the positive changes we needed to make. ]

   I know you must get quite a few Black people asking for work and jobs frequently. I am sending you a resume to help you see who I truly am and help me get a job. I am more than willing to work and will put in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. I have written WURD about being a consultant for them [I have a degree in journalism and Black Studies from The Ohio State University]; I also recently got my Serv.Safe certificate [Certificate number 14312656], in food service through a class with the People’s Emergency Center. I also have an extensive work record with my own company and experience with the Philadelphia Tribune and TV Guide magazine.

     I am willing and able to work and I especially LOVe our Black youth and want to work as a counselor / teacher for them.  However, in this field I need more qualifications even though I worked unpaid for a Black men’s support group for seven years as a facilitator. I have also written ENON Tabernacle Baptist Church [Reverend Waller] to apply for work in their kitchen.

     Your work to help me find a job is greatly appreciated.  I really enjoyed the Martin Luther King Junior / Leon Sullivan event  and ask that you keep me informed for other such events in the future.

 

Gratefully,

 

Tracy Gibson,

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer,

Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC.

Finding inroads to help our entire Black community.

 

 

    

 

Monday, November 14, 2016

an open letter to Donald Trump


Veterans Day November 11th, 2016 Friday

An Open Letter to Donald Trump:

 

By Anonymous

 

     You have captured the imaginations of many North Americans and enraged several others.  You have a fantastic opportunity to do something that even President Obama was unable to do. The first thing I would do is make sure you push through President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee who was rejected and not approved yet by Congress.  The Congressional disapproval on the part of mostly Republicans was a case of racism on the part of the Republican Party.  This is a test from GOD. If you prove that you will not be the same ole partisan type of President who rules with an iron fist one party over the other, you will probably have only one term and not have much of a legacy.   I would rise above this and insist the President’s nominee gets through as your first case of order.  You will have defused the angry demonstrators for a few weeks. I would look for other conciliatory, humbling things to do instead of shining up that iron glove you probably want to put on.

     Other things to do would include: reaching out to the Latin / Mexican  community; reaching out to Black business leaders with ideas and open-mindedness concerning jobs, economic development and specifics about How to achieve some economic parity along racial lines; and I would talk with the well-organized Lesbian and Gay community  about How you are going to tread lightly on their rights.

     Otherwise you will begin to tear this country apart along whatever lines and pave the Way for another Left victory in 2018. I consider our Nation the United States of Native America. I have been sent here in part to make sure that the home of Native Americans is returned back to them.   I know this flies in the face of the pro-White Nationalist corner of your constituency.  The Republican ideas are basically good ideas.  They just need to be stripped of all the racism and White Supremacy that they are so incredibly steeped in. That to me is your job. Not further tearing apart an already divided and hurting nation.

      You can choose to do these things or consider me wrong and do something else. If you choose to take a hard line, you will find demonstrators wherever you go and they won’t be friendly, jovial and kind demonstrators. They will be mean, angry and will meet you with blood in their eyes.  

     I for one don’t think racism won on Tuesday past. I happen to think, and I can prove it, I think people rejected Hillary Clinton because she is the same ole line Democratic political hack who represents unprofessionalism, greed, thug-party politics, gerrymandering, nepotism, rule of a party elite and patronage that this country has been known for, for several generations – in fact since this party and nation was founded and only rich White men were allowed to vote.

     Several People voted for you because they want a change from those things I mentioned above.  You have a golden opportunity to either help our country heal with a LOVing and healing perspective that will be the envy of almost every country in the world, or you can present yourself as a hater with an itchy finger on the put on that is ready to fight more divisive wars and bring more of our beautiful young women and men back in body bags.

     Some People think I am foolish for even writing this article because you already showed How you are going to act all through the campaign. I hope you will prove them wrong.

     I can tell you the international community – and remember this includes some 52 African countries – are looking to see what you do.  They are also looking at films such as ``13th ‘’ and seeing Black People in this country as political prisoners. More than a few countries and powerful individuals feel this country should be taken up on international charges for some of the atrocities that were included in many of the previous wars and foreign interventions that have occurred over the last 71 years since World War Two.  Hundreds of North American lives were lost usually for no viable, legitimate reasons.  We can do much better than that. I hope and pray to GOD you will understand these ideas and find ways to help people in this country who need help, but help them to help themselves. I agree with you that the welfare state has been used as a crutch and for far too long by far too many.  

You can do something that President Obama never did. Get with some visionaries of all races and determine what a decent, sustainable, LOVing, caring and fair country and world should look like. Follow this path and don’t waver from it. You can work the increases in infrastructure and jobs and opportunity right along with this plan. A youth who I am planning to teach in the near future said He thought you may surprise people with your Presidency. I am Praying He is correct. 

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Proposed Testimoney For the Human Relations Commission by Brother Tracy Gibson


Testimony in front of the Human Relations Commission

From Mr. Tracy Gibson

October 23  -- October 25th, 2016

 

1)      This hearing was called to complain about some Black People being called the ``N’’ word by a White Club owner. This is just so much smoke and mirrors to me.

 

2)      I, as a Black Gay Man seeking economic redemption and economic fairness and economic equality am not so much concerned about being called the ``N’’ word because I know the most liberal White People sometimes use such words freely among themselves.

 

3)      What I am concerned about is our unity as Black People. I would first like to know how many People Black, White or any other color have an account at the United Bank, the Black Bank in town and at Progress Plaza and in Germantown? I see so and so many hands went up.  Some of these White-Run banks are very racist and I suggest you start right there and get an account at the United Bank and help money stay in your Black community.

 

4)      I have to ask are we really concerned about economic parity and economic justice or being called the ``N ‘’ word?

 

5)      I Am concerned about being called poor. I want to see 52nd Street from Baltimore Avenue to Lancaster Avenue called and so designated Africa Town by the City of Philadelphia. When I write the Black City Council People about this they have little of nothing to say about it. I have to ask you do you see any Black stores in China Town? Yet we have a preponderance of Asian stores with no Black employees in Our Black neighborhoods.  I LOVe all People, so don’t think I’m a racist. But I’m sick and tired of Black people not having their own place to shop right here in Philadelphia that is exclusively for Black People and our own merchants.  We have very few successful Black Gay merchants right here in Philadelphia. This is what I’m concerned about. 

 

6)      I have a petition to make 52nd street from Baltimore Avenue to Lancaster Avenue Africa Town and I want as many People to have the heart to sign it as possible. If you can’t sign this I have to wonder if you are serious about having economic justice for Black People right here in Philadelphia. You don’t have to be Black to sign my petition.  You just have to be a LOVing and caring person who wants to see real justice and real economic parity right here in Philadelphia.

 

7)      I have a corporation that will be 10 years old on December 18th, of this year. I need money to do a few things that will delight any Black person Gay or Straight who care about our Black People. If you want to buy my book or send in a donation, I have some papers here that will tell you how to give the support I need. I have done a tremendous amount of work for the Black community over the many years I have been an activist. I need your support. Most of all I need your signature on these petitions. I will send copies to the Mayor and our Congress People and our U.S. Senators. Please call me if you have any other suggestions about what to do to make this a reality. We need to stop shopping at Macy’s and places like that and start shopping at our own stores so we can have a Black Macy’s; Black hotels; Black Large apartment buildings; and we need a mature Black consumer that will seriously support a very large Black business community. This will give us the initiative and wherewithal  we need to  build the institutions our Black community needs now and will need 100 years from now. These institutions will not be able to be destroyed by Republicans who cut budgets for social programs because they will be supported privately by Black people and progressives of every race who authentically want to see Black people get ahead.

 

8)       The last thing I want to say is David Fattah had a Black club in West Philadelphia are the Black community didn’t support it. What happened? I want someone to testify about that. I need someone to have the heart to testify about this.  We had a golden opportunity to help Brother David Fattah out, but we didn’t do it. What happened?? We need more Heart!!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

what the Devil


 

Don’t Be Fearful Of Witches, Werewolves, Warlocks, Serpents, Goons, Gargoyles, Goblins & Devils…..

 

                Brash hatred of White people can be used by them to ensure that they & White Supremacy are never defeated and fully overcome. In his hay day, Malcolm X said, among many other things, that White People were Devils.  Like most of you, I have many White friends. They don’t seem like Devils to me.  Some, if not almost ALL the people of European descent I know are involved in the progressive movement for human rights on some level. They have NOT let fear of Goblins keep them frozen in inactivity. (We as Black people need to get unfrozen also!!)We can let hatred of Whites get to us to a degree that we become immobile, inactive, frustrated and eaten up by our own hatred of them. White people are great for instilling and benefiting from such hatred in us. I made a conscious decision to interact with & seek out the Whites who are at least trying to assist Blacks and working against the oppression of Black people. There are a few of them. I have also sought out people of every hue who have similar ideas as I do and who do similar work as I do--through my own involvement in promoting & advancing the progressive agenda. This is part of my purpose in life itself. What is that progressive agenda? Working on issues such as: an end to homelessness; full employment; good, affordable health care for All Americans; no more wars—ever!! (and promoting peace through the concept of criminalizing war and the Pentagon war machine!!); cleaner streets; no crime; a vibrant living standard in our cities; Support programs for our youth; much improved educational systems; an end to nepotism and corruption; better housing for all; a cleaner environment; more political and religious tolerance; and more real freedom, openness, fairness and justice in the media, the corporate world and in government.  I have worked on these issues and more than 30 years.  My White friends are either involved in Progressive Politics & supported Senator Obama for President, or work hard for & even financially support the anti-war movement & or the human rights movement in the U.S. and or South Africa and other parts of the world.  My White friends are Jewish, Canadian, Irish, and, of course, have roots in other parts of Europe.  I think a lot of Black people go through unnecessary mental flips & rolls about how they feel about Whites.  Either we hate them & never want to be around them, or we love them and would go to the ends of the earth for them—meanwhile hating or denying some deep part of our own identity as Africans.  Then there is the middle ground where most of us live in the way we deal with White people.  I fall in the Middle somewhere, but I have drastically improved on the way I treat Whites and my mental well-being has improved significantly also as I have learned how to co-exist with them and even consider them as friends and political allies in some regards.

 

                First, let me say it is ok, any way you feel about Whites.   I understand the hatred because the majority of Whites in America have not & continue to NOT treat African Americans with respect, grace & dignity.  They claim ignorance about what our Nation has done and continues to do on the National and international scene & then they vote in people like Ronald Reagan & George Bush Sr. & Jr.  These so-called Presidents have continually & consistently carried the banner of White hegemony, White racism, White Supremacy and war. Many Europeans always have a sorry-assed excuse for their racist, anti-people, pro-profit, anti-worker views & policies.  They have carried the banner of the Status Quo, the Big Oil companies (aren’t you tired of paying almost $3.oo a gallon for gas, I am), the Pharmaceutical companies (I won’t even go into the cost of medicine), the military ($250 Million Dollars a day for two wars), the Pentagon, Wall Street profiteers, the gun lobby, the gaming industry & other profiteers in America.  I know full well that America is a Capitalist Nation (that’s why slave holders were given reparations after slavery and the slaves were NOT given their 40 archers and a mule), but there are Whites who you as a Black person, can connect with, who are about other and better things.  I find it healthier to have a diverse group of people as friends than just Black, Brown and Latin people.  Not just people of your own racial make-up, sexual preference, or even political and or religious background.  I even have good friends who are atheists, but I don’t think GOD is going to condemn me, look down upon me or strike me with a lightening bolt because of this. I also have Muslim and Buddhist friends.  There is a seed of good in ALL people.  Whether that seed takes root or not is often left up to us as individuals. Have you helped another person see and grow his or her positive seed today? Or did you water your own positive seeds of change today?  If you did, then GOD Bless YOU!!

 

                I attended the World Conference Against Racism in 2001.  One of the main reasons I went was to deal with my own personal concept of how I felt about Whites. (I also went to learn more about racism and how to fight it.) I know, at the time, I harbored much resentment & a great deal of anger about White people and how they vote, profiteer, exploit, expand and protect ``their’’ borders,  and act out in general.  The fact that they voted in people like George Bush Sr. who gave us the infamous Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court Justice, and how they, in general, have a smug & uncaring attitude about the poor & about issues that face Black people such as high crime, high unemployment, & drug dependency is what fuels my resentment—some of which I still have.  As long as these problems don’t hit home for Whites, they continue to vote Republican in large numbers, go to work & raise their children to be racists, profit-seeking, self motivated, lazy exploiters who take full advantage of their White skin for every advantage they can get.  Meanwhile they deny us, as Black people, every thing they can at every opportunity they have. No REPARATIONS, NO JOBS, NO DECENCY, NO HEALTH CARE, NO DAY CARE, NO MONEY, NO HOUSING, NO OPPORTUNITY, NO BANK LOANS, NO JUSTICE AND NO PEACE—EVER, CASE CLOSED!! Then, they want us to fight their wars. [Did you know that Black WWII soldiers were not allowed to march victoriously into Paris, France after WWII because they had Black skin?  It’s true!!] Not ALL white people, again, I’m talking about our Republican, Status Quo, conservative, hateful, reactionary, racist ``friends.’’ I’m also talking about the institutions they support and defend like the big banks and the Pentagon, Wall Street and Madison Avenue (advertisers) and the producers of many American films & TV programs and the decisions makers in Hollywood who reject our images and put criminals and fools like Wendy Williams on TV instead of intellectuals like Danny Glover and our beloved economist Claud Anderson. (For example, look at who, in the Pennsylvania legislature, is stopping the gun control legislation in Philadelphia—almost ALL White conservatives from outside of Philadelphia.) They don’t even know what is going on in Philly nor do they care. Not even when it is White cops who are being killed by well-armed criminals!!  The gun- toting, Second-Amendment-Blasting conservatives just want to make sure guns can be sold and distributed freely on the open market throughout America.( And guess who sends these Conservative politicians  political campaign funds—the status quo, the gun distributors and the gun makers among others!!) This speaks to the anger & so-called anti-Patriotism that resounded in the strong voice of Pastor Jeremiah Wright of Chicago last year and the voice of Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and many others...  It is raw, real and mean anger but it is re-active and based on responding to REAL OPPRESSION.  An oppression that is reflected in all the statistics about hopelessness, homelessness, joblessness, crime & drug use that we hear about on TV & read about in the newspapers every day...

 

                I learned when I was about 36 that I didn’t need to allow institutionalized religion to scare me into giving them money so I could avoid Hell and damnation when my time comes to meet our maker.  I am no longer scared of the Devil, Racists or Gargoyles.  Europeans & institutions such as religion drum up such scary images to manipulate the public into responding by loosening their wallets & pouring funds into the church. (We need to question what our churches are doing with all that money.  Are they building new buildings through White contractors or are they providing needed programs& jobs for the community as economic times get tougher?)  Don’t let fear of Europeans guide how you feel about them.  Basically, Black people the world over, love Europeans more than they (Europeans) love themselves.  Europeans, like ALL people, must be judged by their own history &present actions. Don’t let them redefine what they do and have done by reinterpreting and lying about present facts and history.  If Whites blow the National election in November of next year (2010) by allowing themselves to be manipulated by the Big Business media & their own racism—we still have work to do as Black people.  Lots of work!!  Serpents and Goblins serve a purpose.  They can make President Obama or Pastor Wright or Farrakhan out to be a Serpent or a Goblin. The Republicans do it all the time. (They did a superb job of it in 1988 when George Bush Sr. beat the Democratic candidate (Michael Dukakis) over the head with Willie Horton (A Black convicted killer who was released in Massachusetts , again, again and again.) Don’t let that happen again!!  It is up to us to reach for the truth by doing the necessary research & not being herded into an opinion because of racist media manipulation that faces us each day as we change the dials.   Hilary Clinton was good at whipping up images & thoughts of evil and ignorance.  She will be ready on ``Day One’’.  Well, so is President Obama!!  He is Harvard educated, trained on the streets through years of valuable community work, he served in the Illinois legislature & as a U.S. Senator.  He can pick up the damned RED PHONE too!!  We have to be ready for the attacks that the Big White Goliath media continually puts across on us and never give up. We have to question why our progressive, Black perspective is always in the background, or never even put on stage. (They will talk with and about the integrated NAACP but the real grass roots organizations such as N’COBRA and THE Black Radical Congress rarely get Network media play).  Why is that? There are thousands of grass roots people who have worked hard for change, dedicated themselves to the cause, worked through the system and who have real professional standards, good ethics and wonderful community values. I don’t see them on TV!! I have seen countless shows where ALL WHITE males (On CNN and other networks) sit around and analyze the Democratic campaign. A campaign between a White woman and a Black man. (During the Primary season.) Now, turn that on its head and tell me if you would ever see a Black and female only news team talk about two White Male candidates who oppose each other?  I don’t think that will ever happen!!  We have to have the courage to stand up and rise above being racist ourselves and not let hatred get the best of us.  Few of us have any power to really discriminate against Whites on any level as they do all the time.  Our humanity is on our genes.  Don’t run away from being Black & being yourself.  And don’t get eaten up by racial hatred, intolerance & indifference.  Please read other articles on this web page. (www.btganda.com) And don’t let the Devil pull your coat tail—he might not even really exist.    I don’t know about you, but I can see clear through most Republicans. Goons, Goblins, Devils and all!!

Solution: Harsh words such as devil do more to divide people than to build bridges of understanding and unity within or outside of races and classes of people. Yes, I get angry also, but guess what?  There are and always have been people of other races who have helped us as Black people. I’m not saying we don’t call out the ones like Rush and Anne Coulter when they continually act out as the true racist they are and distort the picture, but let’s celebrate the legacy of people like Ramsey Clark, John Brown and Noam Chomsky who dedicated their lives to working towards true freedom and justice for ALL people…..

Police Brutality & Cornbread

If you think police brutality & police misconduct is something new, take a look (gander) at 1974's ``Cornbread, Earl and Me'' featuring (Introducing) a very good performance by a very young Laurence Fishburn. The lead character is killed by the police and Fishburn's youthful character is devastated, as is the young man's mother and the community.