The 15th annual MVP (Mentoring Viable Prospects) Baseball Classic got underway with a bang in Dekalb County, Georgia on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Georgia State University Baseball Complex. MVP has become a gateway to collegiate baseball scholarships and professional baseball contracts for Black athletes throughout the country. This year like previous years a bevy of Division 1 HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) coaches were in the Georgia State Stadium assessing the talent on the field. On day one, other than Claflin University’s James Randall, none of the coaches from the smaller Division 1 schools were in attendance.
The nerve of Ted Cruz, (R-Senator-Texas) taking to Twitter on the Fourth of July whitesplaining Frederick Douglass to humanist and former professional football player Colin Kaepernick. Cruz created a twitter storm among white conservatives after Kaepernick successfully convinced Nike, the giant tennis shoe manufacturer, not to roll out a Betsy Ross flag sneaker for Independence Day. After Nike’s announcement they were pulling the sneaker, Kaepernick posted a one-minute video on his Twitter page. On the video, Kaepernick quotes the 19th-century freedom fighter’s 1852 address to the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society on July 5th. As Douglass’ words roll on the video,
The Annual MVP (Mentoring Viable Prospects) program has announced first-round pairings for what has become a gateway to college baseball scholarships for African American athletes. For nearly 20 years MVP has invited elite teams to visit the Georgia State University Baseball Complex in July to compete in three days of baseball, with workshops on how to prepare for the collegiate and professional recruitment process, and an awards banquet after crowning a champion on the field. Teams come as far away as California on the west coast and the Tidewater area in Virginia on the east coast. Last year practically every
Satire Before I was elected, everybody took advantage of America, the Japanese, the Chinese, the Brits, the Germans, NATO. Everybody except my buddy Putin. World, if you are listening, the United States of America is a mean country. We bad to the bone. We’ve got tanks and planes and orangutans. We mean business in the USA. In case you are not listening, we’re going to put our might on display for all the world to see on July Fourth. You know July 4th, that day that Jefferson, Franklin, Gwinnett, and others sent that writ to old King George. I recently
Six years ago, several draft Biden organizations sprang up around the country. These draft Biden movements encouraged the then Vice President to enter the Democratic race to replace his boss, President Barack Obama. Biden would be a shoo-in many in the “Riding with Biden” movement thought. He was after all the Vice President for the first Black person elected President of the United States of America. He was the President’s trusted side-kick and had nudged the President into evolving his stance on gay marriage. An evolution which led the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex unions. This court
Cascade Publishing House announced today that the Limited First Edition of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance closes at midnight tonight, June 30. “We have had a successful campaign,” Cyn Harvey, President of Cascade Publishing House said. “Sales thus far have exceeded our initial expectations, we have a number of high profile attorneys in the Atlanta to pre-order the book, along with many people who have read Michael’s other works,” Harvey noted. “We have created an online store at Square.com – https://squareup.com/store/harold-michael-harvey – so readers can order Freaknik Lawyer and other books we publish,” she announced. Harold
Cascade Publishing House is pleased to announce the publication of the next Harold Michael Harvey book! It is titled, Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. In fifty-four thousand words, Harvey masterfully weaves his life and our collective lives around the world of legal segregation and the aftermath of the apparent demise of “separate but equal.” He does this by introducing the reader to two new concepts: The Curse of Plessy and The Promise of Brown. Through the pages of Freaknik lawyer, Harvey makes the reader feel how Black people felt living in America after the Plessy v.
This is an update to the offer of a Limited First Edition of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. First a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has preordered a copy of my memoir. We appreciate your support and faith in our work. The book is scheduled for a July 27, 2019 release. Therefore, the the Limited First Edition promotion will expire on June 27. If your payment is mailed this week let me know via our email, and if your payment is received by June30, 2019 we will make sure that you receive a limited First
What to the American Negro in the twenty-first century is Juneteenth? I posit this question because of the many social media references for Juneteenth. The apparent reference is to June 19, 1865, as the day slavery ended for enslaved Africans in the United States of America. Nothing could be further from the truth. To accept this date as the exact day freedom came is to denigrate the courage exemplified by the brave sons of Africa who fought to gain their freedom during the War between the States. My people let’s be clear, the enslavement of Africans officially ended on April 9, 1865,
I’ve often come to the aid of the underdog. I have a long track record of siding with the disadvantage in an unfair fight. But I find it hard to muster any sympathy for poor Kyle Kashuv. Nope not a half-ounce of pity for this privileged kid, nada, zilch, notwithstanding the fact, Kashuv has 295,000 more twitter followers than I. Kashuv received admission into Harvard College, a sure sign that he would find success at the highest level once he graduated, probably a future lawyer and conservative politician, stamped with the bona fides of Harvard. Now, a Harvard undergrad and