July 4, 2010
On July 5, 1852, the great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglas delivered an electrifying speech where he posed what was possibly the most significant question of his time; “What to the slave is the Fourth of July?” He received a thunderous round of applause. Today I still ask, Why do Black folks feel obligated to dress up in red, white and blue top hats and sing the Star Spangled Banner to commemorate a day when our ancestors were picking tobacco in the hot Carolina sun?
January 15, 2009
Rev. Al Sharpton’s Keepin’ it Real show today had JR of the Block Report on talking about the murder of Oscar Grant by Oakland’s Bay Area Rapid Transit police and the rebellious aftermath.