Tag: Black Lives Matter

Saying Goodbye to a Warrior Priest in a Pandemic

By Michael March 28, 2020 Off

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

White Supremacists Discuss Weaponizing Coronavirus as Bioweapon

By Michael March 22, 2020 Off

According to a story published by Yahoo News, federal law enforcement has documented discussions among white supremacists where they talked about using coronavirus as a bioweapon.

According to the documented discussions, any white supremacists who contact the coronavirus is duty-bound to spread the virus among law enforcement officers and “nonwhite” people. read more

Biden Toppled As Front Runner and Blacks Haven’t Voted Yet

By Michael February 11, 2020 Off

In a recent national poll, former Vice President Joe Biden drops from atop the polls as the likely Democratic nominee, a front-runner no more.

Biden’s moderate approach to defeating impeached President Donald J. Trump displaced for the democratic socialist ideas of Senator Bernie Sanders and former New York Republican Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg is waiting on the flank for Sanders and Bloomberg to falter. read more

Joshua Brown’s Murder Spin Maybe Adding Up to Fake News?

By Michael October 9, 2019 Off

How does a young man go from being a scared, sacred, and shy witness against a police officer one week and a bold, brutal, and brazen marijuana dealer the next week?

How many pot distribution centers did the men from Alexandria, Louisiana drive pass on their way to Dallas, Texas?

How could there have been a gun battle which killed one person and severely injured another one, and there is not one media report over the weekend of gun-battle injuries related to the death of Joshua Brown? read more

Unheralded Integrators to Discuss School Integration

By Michael October 3, 2019 Off

               On September 6, 1965, thirteen Black students stepped onto the campus of Lanier Jr. High School for Boys in Macon, Georgia to begin the 1965-66 school year. The school built in 1948 for the education of white boys braced itself for a historical moment. The thirteen youngsters were the first of their race to enroll in this junior high school. Across Bibb County that morning over 240 Black students attended classes for the first time with white students. read more

Book Launch Feature Reading on Integration

By Michael September 18, 2019 Off

September 1965, this young man and 12 others integrated Lanier Jr. High.

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6-9pm at the Douglass Theatre in Macon, Georgia, the older man will read from his memoir Freaknik Lawyer about the horror he felt that day, 54 years ago.

“I grew up a lot my first day at school with white kids,” Harvey said. read more

Ted Cruz Stop Whitesplaining Frederick Douglass to Colin Kaepernick

By Michael July 9, 2019 Off

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. read more

Poor Kyle Kashuv Gets No Sympathy From Me

By Michael June 19, 2019 Off

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. read more

Harvey to Address Abbott Race and Unity Institute

By Michael May 1, 2019 Off

Harold Michael Harvey, author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round, will discuss race relations at the Third Annual membership Anniversary of the Robert S. Abbott Race and Unity Institute.

The gathering will take place on St. Simon Island, Georgia, on May 5, 2019, at 2 am.

Abbott, a native of Brunswick, Georgia, founded The Chicago Defender on May 5, 1905. In the early 20th century, The Defender was the most significant Black-owned newspaper in the nations.

Harvey’s task is to compare Abbott’s career as a lawyer and publisher with his career as a lawyer and publisher.

After moving to Chicago, Abbott completed his secondary education and obtained his law degree.

Abbott practiced law for a short time before deciding that he could better serve the Black community by reporting on injustice in society.

While Harvey worked as a journalist before practicing law, he practiced for two decades, then turned full time to the pen as his weapon to shine a light on injustice.

Harvey’s memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance, is due out in the fall.

Atlanta Re-opens the 1970s Missing and Murder Children Cases

By Michael March 27, 2019 Off

Over 40 years ago, the city of Atlanta, Georgia closed the books on the “missing and murdered” children cases. From about 1977 through 1981, 28 Black children and young adults disappeared from Atlanta streets in an impoverished section of the city.

These youngsters, both male, and female were never again seen alive. Fear gripped Blacks in the city “too busy to hate.” The law enforcement authorities and the mainstream media was slow to recognize there was a mass murderer afoot in Atlanta. read more