Wednesday, January 11, 2017


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE OPTIMISM OF, YES WE CAN vs THE REALITY OF, WE WON’T ALLOW IT – the move away from democracy I have an abiding and unshakable admiration for our president Barack Obama. My admiration rest on the fact that he began his first term in office with the philosophic principle that America could move to being a nation that would exemplify the true meaning of equal freedom and opportunity for all. From the start, white wealthy-powerful men and women stood on the summit of our government and shouted, ‘Yes you could but we won’t allow it.’ Even in the face of that potent headwind our courageous president maintained that philosophic course through his second and final term. For a person to hold on to what could be through the shit of what is, takes the kind of courage only a few of us have. I readily admit that I don’t have that kind of courage. I am comfortable in calling shit just what it is – shit. I have known for some time that white wealth-power has always vowed to keep wealth and the American Government firmly in its control. White middle and lower classes have always benefitted from that position so there was little need for them to complain. Yes, there have always been white people who found a bit of moral ground to stand on, but that has not nor will it ever sway white wealth-power. The rule of law has always been a banner waved as evidence of a democratic value; but what is grossly understated is that there are unjust laws – laws can be created or circumvented to curtail the rights and freedom of some while enriching the freedom of others. It is the laws and regulations of our government, at all levels, that keep black people living in a state of economic and psychological panic.

Monday, January 9, 2017


THOUGHTS ABOUT THE HOUSE WE ALL LIVE IN – this house we call America Because our house is so big and spacious I sometimes have this fleeting illusion that its size is immeasurable - I know that’s not true, but it seems so sometimes. I’m quick to admit that others have thought me a little strange, a little off. When I was much younger I would run from that observation; as I aged I came to embrace it. I am indeed a little off – a little crazy, at times a little more than a little is probably a better description. I am crazy enough to know that other peoples also live in this house. Although they live in different rooms, although we seldom if ever meet one another, although we all don’t look alike or speak the same language, this house is theirs just as much as it is mine. When I first came to know where my room was in this house I found I was surrounded by people of European extractions – some among them didn’t want me to venture too close to their room; they, in fact didn’t want me to occupy any room in this house. I’m not certain, but perhaps this is why I became a little, sometimes a big crazy. I have grown insane enough to know that me and mine will live where ever we want in this house, that we will contribute to and enjoy all the benefits this house has to offer, that we will not allow another people to deny us those benefits, that we will give our lives or take the lives of others rather than be denied any benefit enjoyed by others in this house – this is OUR house too: OUR America.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

STAND UPSIDE DOWN - historical black family fiction

STAND UPSIDE DOWN: Trailer – please share

Friday, January 6, 2017

MILK THE IRON COW - historical black family fiction

MILK THE IRON COW: Trailer – please share

Thursday, January 5, 2017

HARVEST THE DUST - historical black family fiction

HARVEST THE DUST: Trailer – please share

Wednesday, January 4, 2017



Thursday, December 29, 2016

STAND UPSIDE DOWN - historical black family fiction

STAND UPSIDE DOWN is Book 3 of historical black family fiction and is set in Kenosha, Wisconsin – 1984. This is the time when Affirmative Action is under siege. Following President Reagan’s lead, white men strove to undo affirmation action gains by law and by force. Go to,, for more information – PLEASE SHARE.