Tag: Black Lives Matter

The Harvey Book Collection Makes Perfect Holiday Gifts

By Michael November 12, 2020 0
Harold Michael Harvey · GIVE THE GIFT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

“Son, you write with a wicked pen. I just wish I could get you on my side.” K. B. Young, Dean of Students at Tuskegee Institute, once said to future Award-winning author, Harold Michael Harvey.

The year was 1973. Harvey, a political science major, wrote a weekly column in the Campus Digest, the student newspaper, and defended students before the Institute’s Judicial Board. read more

Democrats Targets Georgia Senate Races

By Michael September 18, 2020 0

Last week we posited reasons why the DNC should target the senatorial races in Georgia. Here is a link to our story, “Why The DNC Should Target Georgia (https://medium.com/@hmichaelharvey/why-the-dnc-should-target-georgia-db568f4fd236?source=friends_link&sk=0733663b0f00621b8555ef35021508f4)

This week Majority Forward announced plans to team with America Votes for what they describe as a “sustained and integrated mobilization program” in the two senatorial seats up for grabs in the November General Election. Rarely are both senate seats up simultaneously, but this year there is a special election to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson, who resigned at the end of 2019 due to health concerns. Majority Forward, reportedly aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, plans to pour $6 million into two Democratic candidates, Rev. Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff. read more

Kenosha Sets Stage for November Election

By Michael September 1, 2020 0

Last month the sports world stopped business as usual for a moment to contemplate the latest Black life disregarded by a white police officer, following the shooting of Jacob Blake in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin cop. It seems each police encounter is more gruesome than the previous one.

I applaud NBA players who sat out a couple of games to protest this wave of police brutality that is sweeping the country. read more

You Are the Generation We Have Been Waiting On to Continue the Fight

By Michael August 15, 2020 0

By: Floyd L. Griffin Guest Blogger

Back in the 1950s, when I was coming of age, walking the streets of Milledgeville, Georgia, there were only two named generations. My parents’ generation which we now call the “Greatest Generation,” and mine.

Many members of the “Greatest Generation” were born in the” roaring 20s.” They endured the hardship of the “Great Depression,” a time when millions of Americans were out of work and struggled daily to put food on the table. read more

Atlanta, The Black Mecca, Taken Over by Governor Kemp

By Michael July 6, 2020 0

Since 1975, when Maynard Jackson was elected the city’s first Black mayor, Atlanta has been run by a Black mayor voted into office by the Southwest Atlanta Political Machine.

In the 2014 election, Kasmin Reed barely held off a challenge from Mary Norwood, a white Republican who lives in the wealthy Buckhead community. She came within 900 hundred votes, more or less, of winning. Again in 2018, Norwood nearly wrestled the mayor’s office away from the Black power structure in another close race against Keshia Lance Bottoms, Reed’s hand-picked successor. read more

Black Militia Post Up At House of Arbery’s Killer

By Michael May 11, 2020 3

In a bold move, Black Minutemen are openly carrying long-guns on the streets of America.

Has the Black community finally become fed up with the slaughter of unarmed young Black men and women in the United States of America?

If the action of a group of Black militia in Brunswick, Georgia, is any indication, the collective Black community may have reached the tipping point. No longer will murderers of Black people go unanswered without consequences. read more

Kyle Larson, NASCAR, and That Ugly N-Word

By Michael April 25, 2020 0

Kyle Miyata Larson is an enigma. He is an American professional stock car racing driver, one of a few Asian American athletes in what is mostly a white man’s sport. His mother, Janet Miyata Larson, is an American of Japanese descent. Her parents were rounded up and imprisoned as if they were enemy combatants by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the beginning of World War II. His father, Michael Larson, is an American of European origins. He taught his son the stock car racing trade. read more

John Lewis is Riding with Joe Biden: ‘I’ll Do Everything in my power.’

By Michael April 8, 2020 0

Congressman John Lewis (D) Georgia, the last surviving speaker from the 1963 March on Washington, gave the nod to former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming Georgia Presidential Preference Primary.

The Georgia primary was initially scheduled for March 24 but was pushed back to May 19, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Lewis’ announcement made it clear that he is riding with Biden clear into the November General Election. read more

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Organization Calls for Reparations

By Michael April 7, 2020 0

On the 52 Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the organization he co-founded in 1957, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called for the federal government to pay reparations to descendants of people enslaved in the country.

Slavery began on these shores twelve years after the colonial period began when a shipload of enslaved Africans docked at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. One hundred and sixty-eight years later ( 1787), when the framers of the constitution met in Philadelphia to charter a new government under the name selected back in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson, as the United States of America, slavery was all but codified. Enslaved Africans were considered the property of any white man — or white woman through inheritance — who could afford to own them. read more

Saying Goodbye to a Warrior Priest in a Pandemic

By Michael March 28, 2020 0

It’s written that it is “hard to say goodbye to yesterday.” But yesterday, Rev. Dr. Joesph Echols Lowery, in a death not related to Covid-19, moved from here to eternity.

Until yesterday, he was one of the few remaining architects of the civil rights movement that challenged and forced the cessation of the unequal treatment of Black people in the United States. This movement vicariously brought about equality to all minority groups in the country, including white women, or at least with more justice than had existed at the dawn of the 20th century. He was a man of the 20th century and was blessed to live until the 20th year of the 21st century. read more