Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I attended the event along with several of my students, colleagues and friends. It was one of the most important days in African history, a moment in time when we united as one to take a stand against the white man at the very place where he plotted against us. It was the largest gathering of human beings at one location on Earth. It was also the day when I first met Barack Obama.
We gathered on that fateful day to be strong African men who would defend our families, history and culture. The spirit of that day was like nothing I had ever experienced, or have experienced since. I marched down to the National Mall with fellow Africans of all ages. When I reached the stage area on the steps of the Capitol and looked out into a sea of African men, many who stood for at least 10 hours, I held back tears. I knew this day would forever cause a change, if not in the world, certainly in me.
A colleague of mine, Mosi Kenyatta introduced me to Obama. Kenyatta told me that Obama was a teacher such as me who taught Obama taught law at the
Obama promised me he would do what he could should he win election. He expressed hope that we could meet again. We wished each other "amahoro" and parted ways.
This was the day that Obama took his major first step towards the American Presidency. The inspiration of Farrakhan was undeniable and like the millions of other African men that day, Obama found his calling and discovered the path he must take. Today I join him on that path so that we can bring forth the vision of hope that Farrakhan showed us that day.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
As we saw in West Virginia this week, Barack Obama must overcome racism in order to be the next American President. The Bush Regime will remain in power for at least another six months and the concerned peoples must worry about what that regime may yet still do.
In 2001 they staged the 9/11 hoax and they later attacked the nation of Afghanistan. In 2003 they invaded Iraq and in 2005 they murdered thousands in the Hurricane Katrina attack. We saw what happened in Burma and in China during the past month.
Clearly they are deeply worried about the very real prospect of an Obama Presidency. Will they unleash an ethnic bomb?
The following is from an open letter published by Senator Obama’s church to the African celebrity, Oprah Winfrey:
I do know that Mr. Mandela, who is probably the most respected man on Earth today, is your friend and hero. He is also mine. I met him in Chicago; and I had the honor of visiting him at his home in South Africa, years back. You are also a friend and a great admirer of Cape Town Archbishop Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize dignitary, a man who has stood against injustice and racism almost his entire life. Both men describe Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, the natives of the land, as worse than apartheid. Recently, Israel prevented Bishop Tutu from coming to Gaza to investigate and report Israel’s war crimes to the United Nations.
I must tell you that Israel was the closest ally to the White Supremacists of South Africa. In fact, South Africa allowed Israel to test its nuclear weapons in the ocean off South Africa. The Israelis were given a blank check: they could test whenever they desired and did not even have to ask permission. Both worked on an ethnic bomb that kills Blacks and Arabs.
Arabs have always supported the dismantling of this racist government. In 1962, African-Arab Sudan granted Mandela a passport to travel with to gain international support in his struggle to free his people. Libya, among other Arab states, provided Mandela and other African liberation movements, political as well as material support. As a result, Libya was designated by the White House as a terrorist rogue state. What a great honor!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The destruction in Burma is eerily similar to what happened in the wake of the Katrina Hurricane attack in 2005
The death toll from the May 3 cyclone in
The government of
Another reason why the world needs Barack Obama to be the next American President.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I have been advising the Obama campaign on a limited basis during the past year and it has been a truly rewarding experience. I have met many wonderful people including both current and former students of mine. The exciting possibility of an African President of the United States is impossible to ignore.
With the current semester coming to an end I look forward to spending more time and energy helping Barack Obama overcome the white power structure and bring about truth and justice.
In assist in this goal, I am now also posting on the Obama site at http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/blog/truthfirst