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If Malcolm X & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a show together…if Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. DuBois had a show together, this would be it!| The Talented Tenth returns to the Black Community to Protect the Black Legacy & Advance the Cause of Freedom that Black people fought for from Slavery through Jim Crow Segregation & the Civil Rights Movement| Black Power will Make America Great Again by forging the More Perfect Union the US Constitution calls for.

If Malcolm X & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a show together…if Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. DuBois had a show together, this would be it!| The Talented Tenth returns to the Black Community to Protect the Black Legacy & Advance the Cause of Freedom that Black people fought for from Slavery through Jim Crow Segregation & the Civil Rights Movement| Black Power will Make America Great Again by forging the More Perfect Union the US Constitution calls for.

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If Malcolm X & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a show together…if Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. DuBois had a show together, this would be it!| The Talented Tenth returns to the Black Community to Protect the Black Legacy & Advance the Cause of Freedom that Black people fought for from Slavery through Jim Crow Segregation & the Civil Rights Movement| Black Power will Make America Great Again by forging the More Perfect Union the US Constitution calls for.

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Episodes

The Positions Blacks MUST have in America in order to be a Free People…

4/29/2021
So, I wasn't going to record an episode...I mean, I wanted to. But I didn't want to... The reality that police are now shooting us in the back of the head and folk are finding ways to rationalize and justify that. Even those who are supposedly supporting the mattering of Black life, want to see the tape of Andrew Brown Jr's execution as if they believe there could be something on the tape that gives them comfort that a bullet to the back of the head was warranted... I was compelled to record...

Duration:01:58:22

The Senseless Choices of the Black Experience

3/18/2021
We have heard the quote, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over-and-over again, while expecting different results.” But we seem to be stuck on this trajectory… How do we make it stop?! This conundrum has become a reality for Fr. Jabriel and me. Communally, we see this conundrum of insanity illustrated in how we view ourselves. There are many of us who are not willing to put in the work to explore and evolve who we are and how we view ourselves. Believe it or not, the...

Duration:01:15:26

Y’all Better Stop All that Laughing! (This is a Serious Matter! 😀)

3/5/2021
The old saying goes, “Laughter is good for the soul.” But it’s also said that, “You have to laugh to keep from crying.” These sayings expressed the way in which we either find joy through laughter or cope through laughter. And this is the deeper search, because we all need to laugh… We all have moments when we “need to laugh.” Or maybe not…maybe we’re the only ones…Do you have moments when you just need a good laugh? As you see and endure the Black Experience, do you not experience times...

The Black Church: What Story & Song We Should be Singing?

2/18/2021
The oldest and the most BELOVED institution in the Black community is the Black Church. Tuesday, February 16, 2021, PBS aired a documentary called “The Black Church.” One personal take-away of this documentary is that “white acceptance is something that Black people long for.” These words are from my personal tweet, @WWJimmieDo. Fr. Jabriel, @Jah_Bread, responded, “There’s a topic...lol.” Any good documentary should provoke an honest conversation. White acceptance is something that is longed...

Reimagining Black Lives While Resisting White Supremacy

2/11/2021
Zora Neale Hurston penned, “All your skin folk ain’t your kinfolk.” There are “skin folk” who continue to project whiteness in families, churches, and other institutions that is part of our community. The projection of whiteness dismembers and distorts the memory, vision and mission of the beloved community. As we journey through Black History Month, we are constantly reminded of the terror of White Supremacy. From the period of Reconstruction to the Insurrection at the Capital Building,...

Re-Membering Ourselves or Being Remembered By Others – What is our Hope for Black History?

2/4/2021
What is Black History Month? What is its purpose? What should be its purpose? What is the best use of Black History, in these times? What are we remembering? What does it mean to "re-member?" As we enter Black History Month, in the wake of White Insurrection, it is time to reconsider our approach to our story and its usage. It might not be the best use of Black History as a means to "enrich American History." Maybe it's better to focus Black History on enriching the devalued and dismembered...

What Was Harriet Tubman’s Understanding of Unity?

1/20/2021
With all the talk of unity and unifying America in the Post-Trump Era, the real question is this: What do you mean by unity? What definition of self are you using to determine what is meant by unity? What version of self are you presenting for unification with White America? As a new Administration takes over and most folk prepare to go back to sleep, we wanted to explore these questions in this episode of Blacks with Power....

What Should the White Insurrection Teach Black Power?

1/13/2021
Last week…as we were recording last week’s episode of Blacks with Power, vitriolic elements of White Power took the Capital by storm, resulting in five death, including a member of Law Enforcement. They violated and betrayed the Rule of Law, with the support of the President, Members of Congress and other Federal and State elected officials. Now, we are witnessing the aftermath. How will genteel White Power respond? What will the Rule of Law mean in this instance? All of it remains to be...

Cultivating the Black Faith America Needs In These Times

1/8/2021
It’s wild… We recorded this hours BEFORE the mayhem that unfolded in DC on January 6, 2021. It wasn’t developed with this in mind. However, this was clearly in the Spirit that came upon us as we start this New Years journey as Blacks with Power. The Ancients would say: “A charge to keep I have…A God to glorify. A never-dying soul to save and fit it for the sky…” What is the role of the Black Church in these times? If we are indeed American like everyone else… If we indeed have a value to...

Gifts Across the Color Line to Make the Word Flesh in our midsts…

12/23/2020
We didn't plan on doing this episode, so I don't have a plan for a post. Yet, the Spirit spoke and we listened. So, we hope that you will too! It's rare that you'll see a white face on Blacks with Power. But, in this episode we're joined by my brother Fr. Cayce - with whom I host Racial Heresy (my podcast on Racial Reconciliation). Pr. Jimmie knows Fr. Cayce too...they are in the same cohort at the School of Theology at Virginia Union. So, there was a lot of laughter and irreverent...

Prophets, Politicians…Prophets, Politicians: We Better Know the Difference…

12/16/2020
Prophets, politicians…prophets, politicians… We better know my difference! Cause like Push T, all I see is victims. https://youtu.be/crCFDQyfORM Victims of politicians pretending to be leaders. Victims of prophets compromising alone the Way like politicians… Both pulling one over on We the People because we fail to understand the difference in their roles. We misunderstand who should have what role. So, we allow politicians to shape the way we walk along this Journey to the Promised Land,...

Give Us, Us Grace to Bang our Heads Against the Wall

12/10/2020
What do we do when people are determined to continue banging their heads against the wall? Like, imagine walking up to someone who is repeatedly head-butting concrete… If you didn’t find him completely strange and just walk away…if you felt compassion for that man, and wanted him to not hurt himself… What would you do? He can’t hear you gently calling for him to stop. He can’t feel you tapping and shaking him to catch his attention. He’s too busy banging his head against the wall. He’s...

Raphael Warnock, the Georgia Runoff & the Self-Castration of Black Identity

12/3/2020
We don’t talk about castration enough… But castration is a big part of the Black American identity. It’s why Rev. Jesse Jackson fantasized about cutting off Obama’s nuts. (His words…not mine… #NeverForget) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkRdLEot6zE Don’t believe me? The scholars in our midst can read Prof. Dianne Miller Somerville’s work on “Rape, Race, and Castration in Slave Law in the Colonial and Early South.” The same fear of Black men that led to the rise of the KKK also encouraged...

Who Gets to Define Black Faith? Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright & the Pursuit of A Promised Land

11/25/2020
Why do we tend to take the opinions of non-theologians - over that of theologians, on matters of faith? Recently, there’s been much discussion about the swipes that Barack Obama took at Jeremiah Wright in his new book. Some of you might be saying: “what swipes?” You might not have heard because mainstream news isn’t speaking on it yet. Here’s a very good analysis to get you started. Believe me: it’ll become part of the Georgia Run Off Election for Rev. Raphael Warnock…so you might want to...

We Gotta Eat & other Heresies Preventing the Mattering of Black Life

11/19/2020
What do we do about heresy? Heresy?!?!? Who talks about heresy… Two lines in, I’m sure many have already stopped reading. Heresy is such a bad word… We don’t talk about it. So we damn sure don’t know what to do about it. We don’t consider how it impacts the Mattering of Black Life. But how can the essential and foundational mattering of a people - any people - be established when that people is unknowingly embracing heresy? The Apostles warned followers to be aware that heretics exist and...

Black Folk Better Know: White Folks Are Incapable of Healing America

11/12/2020
The experience of Black people in America is exhibit A in the case of white society’s wickedness… We are often afraid to say that. We are more likely to feign being “happy darkies,” thankful for the genteel goodness of white people. And we are counting on that genteel goodness now more than ever. After four years of Trumpian rampant white supremacist vitriol… After four years of white folk feeling empowered to say the heinous shit that is on their minds… We are counting on things being...

White folks fail to abandon White Supremacy: Where to Now Black Church?

11/6/2020
The Black Church got on board with ushering the Black Vote to elect Joe Biden. All over traditional and social media the refrain is that Black voters saved America. But, the deeper truth of that statement is this: Black people saved an America that didn’t want to be saved… You see, the 2020 Presidential Election was supposed to be a blowout for Biden. White folk had become "woke." They were protesting en masse, "in far greater numbers that in the 1960s." This was all to be a sign that the...

Detoxifying the Black Church | Dr. John Kinney on Making Black Lives Matter

10/29/2020
It’s like we - Black poeple - are stranded in the wilderness and don’t know it… It’s like we are stranded in the wilderness and have reconciled ourselves to that position… Has the Black Church kept us stranded in the wilderness? Why is it that the Church hasn’t been able to guide us through the wilderness by now? Dr. John Kinney, Professor of Theology and Former Dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union, joins us to speak about where the Black Church is in the struggle for the...

Martin on the Mountain: What did King See?

10/22/2020
It's a long way to go when you don't know where you're going…You don't know where you're going when you're lost. That’s what the late great Guru of Gang Starr said on Hard to Earn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLKmXovPVP8 Do we Negroes know where we are going? Don’t just get upset at the seeming audacity of my question. But think about it…dare to answer it: Do we know where we are going? What is freedom? Where is the Promised Land? In Eucharistic fashion, walking in love as Christ loved...

Black Prophetic Preaching: The Mattering of Black Life & Making America Great

10/15/2020
We could recreate the Garden of Eden from whence we were out-cast… We could indeed become the Beloved Community and forge A More Perfect Union, on earth as it is in Heaven… There really could exist a reality in tangible form where “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” It could be possible…here in America. But White folk would have to repent of White Supremacy. Not just pass some legislation to...