Tuesday, February 25, 2014

White Lies and Black Spies!

 March 6, 2014
BH 439
After celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and African American History Month, most of us will be fooled into believing we are rejoicing the freedom so many have fought and died for.
And because of some elected officials in the Republican Party, African Americans in some states are still suffering from the imbalanced world of disenfranchisement, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence, such as the Travon Martin and Jordan Davis killings.
During the MLK and Black History Month observations some of you remembered how many of our groups and organizations were infiltrated by enemies and spies. Some discussed Cointelpro, a government-initiated counter-intelligence program organized to disrupt and ultimately destroy the civil rights and antiwar movements and victimize or discredit civil rights leaders and activists during the 1960s.
 Under Cointelpro the FBI, CIA, and many local police and law enforcement agencies used informers to infiltrate these organizations. One of the stated purposes of this program was to "neutralize" Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Elijah Muhammad, in order to prevent the emergence, in the government’s terms, of a “Black Messiah” who would have the potential of uniting and leading a mass organization of Black Americans in their struggle for freedom and economic equality.
While these agencies and their tactics became known, there was another group that most of us were unaware of. One that used Black people to inform on the NAACP, CORE, SNCC and other civil rights and progressive organizations. The agency was The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
A new book and documentary film, Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) evolved from a predominantly public relations agency to a full-fledged spy operation, spying on over 87,000 Americans over the course of a decade.
The Commission employed a network of investigators and informants, including African Americans, to help infiltrate these groups and was granted broad powers to investigate private citizens and organizations, keep secret files, make arrests, and compel testimony for a state that, as civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot says in the film, “was committed to an apartheid system that would make South Africa blush.”
Spies of Mississippi tracks the Commission’s hidden role in many of the most important chapters of the civil rights movement, including the integration of the University of Mississippi, the assassination of Medgar Evers, and the 1964 KKK murders of 21 year-old black Mississippian, James Chaney, and two white New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24.
Most shocking to me were the African Americans who were the traitors. They are named in the film and I am sure you will, or perhaps not, be surprised. I am positive that similar activities are being conducted today, in St. Louis and other cities and towns around the country. We know that social, economic, cultural, and political independence is the only road to total liberation from oppression, exploitation, and racism but we have some of our own working against us.
Southern terrorist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, developed ways of intimidating African-Americans who wanted to vote through lynching and destroying communities through fire. Like to what the  Republican Party is doing now through new voter ID and registration laws and by finding Black people who arewilling to sell out the entire movement for a few dollars and a pat on their head. 
I don’t know if Marcus Garvey and Carter G. Woodson were prophets but their words were certainly prophetic.
Carter G Woodson wrote “one can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists. We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.”
And Marcus Garvey noted ‘I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there’.
Garvey also said “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness. Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.”
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The period of African American Consciousness!

 January16, 2014 
BH 138    
It amazes me how much focus there is on African American history in the months of January and February, with programs and events relating to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Holiday and African American History Month. It seems to be almost sacrilegious or disrespectful for some descendants of slaves not to deliberate on these months to celebrate our legacy and spotlight contributions of past and present men and women of color. But how much are we missing by limiting our celebrations to approximately 60 days?
There is so much history and so many people who have sacrificed and died for us to be able to appreciate the limited amount of freedom and respect that we observe. What is alarming is that studies show that African American history is the least significant subject for American students, black and white, and our history books grossly distort history, and usually omit the story of our forefathers and of our culture.
There are so many that had an influential hand in the course of not only our history but the history of this nation. Each January and February we hear of the involvement and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Medgar Evers, Daisy Bates, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Stokley Carmichael or Kwame Ture, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Marcus Garvey, Martin Delaney, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. James Lawton, James Meredith, Angela Davis, Floyd McKissick, and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
There are so many other historical figures that are not famous who have used their rights to freedom of speech and civil disobedience that have contributed important thoughts and teachings to let us know that we are inheritors of a precious historical legacy.   
There are remarkable historical speeches and actions of many great leaders we know nothing about because the textbooks exclude or neglect them, but there are authors who have dedicated themselves to revealing the truth. We should read of Marita Bonner who published short stories and essays from 1924 to 1941 in Opportunity, The Crisis, Black Life and other magazines; Daisy Bates who in 1952 became the Arkansas branch president of the NAACP. In 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of schools was unconstitutional, Daisy Bates and others worked to figure out how to integrate the Little Rock Schools; Charles E. Cobb, Jr. who from 1962-1967 served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi. He is. a founding member of the Association of Black Journalists, and wrote the book On the Road to Freedom, a Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail.
Also we should read and teach about the many books, poems and speeches of the late Amiri Baraka.
There is such a long list that we could publish, and I hope that you will research these authors and others. We should understand their ideals and appreciate the work done by them, because we need to better demonstrate to our community and to the world what it is they are missing. 
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Shall we Incarceration or Educate?

November 7, 2013   
BH 436

The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club have formed an alliance to keep children in school and out of the criminal justice system with a new program recently implemented at their North St. Louis location.

Last February Mathews-Dickey President, CEO & Co-Founder Martin Luther Mathews launched the “It’s Better to Educate than to Incarcerate” campaign at the Club’s 53rd anniversary celebration.  Fifty-three legal representatives and 53 educators inked a pledge signed, sealed and delivered by Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley supporting the Club’s efforts to keep young people on the right side of the law and achieving success in the classroom.

Mathews-Dickey spokesperson Barbara Washington said the tactic is committed to dismantling the pipeline to prison through education and by expanding programs that work in the community.
The ACLU, The NAACP and the Children’s Defense Fund have initiatives challenging the "School to Prison Pipeline," or the “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”, but according to Martin Mathews, the policies and practices that push our nation’s schoolchildren into the juvenile justice system must end and he and his staff along with the area leaders and educators will provide positive influences to direct them to the correct path.

Mathews noted that America now has the unsavory distinction of leading the world in prison population and on any given day, about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention, and it’s a drag on America’s economic competitiveness, and while boys are five times as likely to be incarcerated as girls, there also is a significant number of girls in the juvenile justice system. He argues this rate of incarceration is endangering children at younger and younger ages.

The pledge reads: “As government officials, members of the St. Louis area education and legal community, we pledge our support of the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club’s important work to educate children on the front end to prevent them from falling victim on the back end to incarceration.

We pledge to instill within children the importance of giving respect to gain respect.  We will embrace the community’s children as if they are our own so we can provide positive influences to guide them onto the right path and encourage them to respect their parents and those in positions of authority within their communities.”

The oath also encourage youth to always use restraint regardless of the situation, and to teach youth the importance of being responsible to ensure peace and harmony, and to prevent violence in our society.

Cultural heritage is defined as traditions, beliefs, or a way of life practiced by a group of people, and passed on from generation to generation, so we must increase our  efforts to preserve resources of educational and historical heritage, such as The Mathews –Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ club.
 Mathews-Dickey offer hundreds of formal and informal learning opportunities for people of all ages and is more than merely a rite of passage. It is an exceptional place in the African American community.

It has been revealed that the club is currently facing a financial predicament that could cause some of the workers and staff to face layoffs, and the cancellation of several vital programs for the members. It would be a tragedy to lose such a needed and essential establishment. The Mathews–Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club must remain as the important and essential enriching institution that it is. The community must act.

The best way to preserve our cultural heritage is to share it with others. Sharing your cultural legacy helps to enrich the lives of others through the gift of discovering diversity so we must support this vital community resource and we must not let the Mathews–Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club close. They need your help and support.

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Religious Entertainers!

September 26, 2013   
BH 434   

Has the African American Christian Church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Do some pastors spend too much time hiding in their churches? These are questions many people are asking so it is time to examine and consider the power the Black church and the black preacher has had on our religious, urban, and social lives and history.

In this column I am writing about mostly African American Protestant denominations including the National Baptist Convention, the National Baptist Convention of America, the Progressive National Convention, the African American Episcopal Church, the African American Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the Church of God in Christ and the United Church of Christ.

Theologian James Cone writes “The black church is the single most important institution in the black community. Beginning in the late eighteenth century and continuing to the present, it has been the oldest and most independent African American organization.  Its importance is so great that some scholars say that the black church is the black community, with each having no identity apart from the other”. My question is are African American clerics doing enough?

There are some black preachers on the battlefield daily, fighting for justice and freedom, administering to the masses and overseeing medical aid, but the numbers are too few. We know the few that concern themselves with these topics but are the masses leaving the work to a dedicated few?  Is your minister or cleric involved? Is he or she marching for liberating causes? Are they urging you to register to vote? Do they have food pantries?

Nearly every black preacher in America had comments and opinions and even preached sermons regarding the death of Travon Martin, but are they addressing a culture of violence, the phenomenon of sagging pants and disrespect to our elders and women? Are they attending and asking their congregations to attend school board meetings and addressing issues concerning black student transfers?

Some time ago major media outlets focused on and identified the black church as monolithic, and told the world that the symbols of leadership of the black community were Sweet Daddy Grace, Rev. Ike, Prophet Jones, Father Divine and Mother Divine. 

Those media very seldom, if ever, mentioned the fact the role the black church played in nurturing and shaping African American leaders such as Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., Joseph Lowery, Jeremiah Wright,  Adam Clayton Powell, Malcolm X, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson Sr. and others. That apparently would not be to their mission or to their advantage.

The late Rev. James Bevel, an adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who led the “children’s crusade” in Birmingham, Alabama, and one of the founding members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was once a frequent visitor to St. Louis and he referred to Sweet Daddy Grace, Rev. Ike, Prophet Jones, Father Divine and Mother Divine as ‘religious entertainers’.
He suggested also that black preachers of today who preach on Sunday and are invisible the rest of the week are also religious entertainers. They are seen and outspoken mainly at conventions, and at home, promote their anniversaries and gospel programs at their own houses of worship.

The African American church has always focused on the message of equality and hopes for a better future. Sermons and lectures by African American preachers have persistently inspired, educated, and excited their congregations through slavery, Jim Crow and the various transformations of racism and that must continue. Today’s ministers must be strong and continue to lead respectfully and provide the leadership that is essential for a community to survive and flourish. 

We know and understand that there is no single set of beliefs to which all African Americans vow, and African American women leaders are emerging more in some denominational churches than in others and we must all work together. The preachers from their pulpits must address AIDS/HIV, teenage pregnancy, sagging pants, murder, education and politics. These are the African roots and the principles of black preaching. Is your pastor ministering? Is he or she involved? Are YOU involved? We all know the clerics who are activists, and we know those who are invisible. It is time for action, not entertainment. 

My column in The American of April 28, 2005 was titled ‘The Mockery of the Black Church!’ I hope I do not have to write another. I scrutinized the African American Christian churches this time but I will also examine other faiths and religions in future columns. Are you offended?

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Monday, September 9, 2013

The Mis-education of White America!

September 5, 2013   
BH 433

"The Mis-Education of the Negro," originally published 80 years ago by Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, taught us that African Americans of his time were being culturally programmed and brainwashed, rather than taught, in American schools. We believe that is also true today, and with the exodus of so many African American students transferring to predominantly white school districts, the indoctrination will continue.  

My focus this week is the mis-education of white people, especially their ignorance concerning African American and other people of color.

 Dr. Robin Di Angelo asks what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless yet is deeply divided by race. In the face of pervasive racial inequality and segregation, it is noted that most whites cannot answer that question.

In her book ‘What Does It Mean To Be White?’Dr. Di Angelo argues that a number of factors make this question difficult for whites; miseducation about what racism is. Many factors contribute to what she terms white racial illiteracy. She describes how race shapes the lives of white people, explains what makes racism so hard for whites to see, identifies common white racial patterns, and speaks back to popular white narratives that work to deny racism. I consider her book as important as Dr. Woodson’s book.

Many white people will not discuss the effects and implications of poverty on people of color, or examine causes, such as the lack of adequate schoolrooms and textbooks, and insufficient job opportunities.

It is usually a black or a brown face they attach to a demographic faction that lives below the radar of wealthy and middle-class Americans. They usually do not reflect on how income, family background, culture attitudes, aspirations and appearance make someone a member of a particular group.
Pat Buchanan said ‘though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides in America?’ These are the attitudes I am referring to.  People such as Pat Buchannan and other bigoted journalists launch this hatred and misinformation to keep us divided.

Nichole Jaworski of the CBS TV affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. suggest racism is an issue that continues to persist in our country because after centuries of slavery and oppression amongst the African-American population, it is deeply ingrained in American history. And while most of us are familiar with slavery and oppression in American history, according to a study conducted by Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School, some white Americans believe that they are the victims of reverse racism.

Aaron Taylor wrote in the Huffington Post ‘so to my fellow white adoptive parents with minority children, when the white establishment tries to deflect the subject away from civil rights for black men by talking about "black on black crime," we can't let the establishment get away with it. They can change the subject. We can't’.

Many of you recently celebrated the historic 1963 March on Washington, and listened to Dr. King’s speech that included:
‘Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy.
Now it the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Now it the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Now is the time to make justice a reality to all of God's children.

The mis-education of white America must be addressed before we will be a complete united nation. We must speak to a system divided by race and class, and usually class can be harder to spot than racial or ethnic differences, yet in many ways it’s the most important predictor of what kind of financial and educational opportunities someone will have in life.

So as we try to overcome the mis-education of the Negro, let’s also develop a method of correcting the mis-education of whites as well.

Please watch the Bernie Hayes TV program Saturday Night at 10pm and Friday Morning at 9 am and Sunday Evenings at 5:30 pm on KNLC-TV Ch. 24.

I can be reached by fax at (314) 837-3369 or e-mail at: berhay@swbell.net.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Mis-education of the Negro!

-->July 18, 2013        
BH 432

Many people are discussing and writing about the Trayvon Martin travesty and the acquittal of George Zimmerman but I want to discuss another issue. I want to focus on the Fourth of July holiday that we recently celebrated, and the continuing mis-education of a people.

Hundreds of thousands of persons of African ancestry had their picnics and the air was thick with the smell of charcoal, and BBQ, and the sounds of fireworks, and crowds fought for a good position to watch a parade. It’s a national holiday. Everyone should enjoy a holiday, and I am not suggesting that you should not find merriment and celebrate among family and friends.

Do you consider what Frederick Douglass asked regarding this holiday? He asked ‘What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.

To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy -- a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.’

Something we should remember that 2013 marks the eightieth anniversary of the publication of Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s book “The Mis-Education of the Negro”. It was first published in 1933 and what Dr. Woodson wrote 80 years ago is relevant to this day.

Amazon.Com. describing Dr. Woodson’s book says ‘The thesis of Dr. Woodson's book is that African-Americans of his day were being culturally indoctrinated, rather than taught, in American schools. This conditioning, he claims, causes African-Americans to become dependent and to seek out inferior places in the greater society of which they are a part. He challenges his readers to "do for themselves", regardless of what they were taught: History shows that it does not matter who is in power... those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they did in the beginning’.

Dr. Woodson stated "when you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his 'proper place' and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.

Dr. Woodson also noted “Negroes have no control over their education and have little voice in their other affairs pertaining thereto. In a few cases Negroes have been chosen as members of public boards of education, and some have been appointed members of private boards, but these Negroes are always such a small minority that they do not figure in the final working out of the educational program.

The education of the Negroes, the most important thing in the uplifting of Negroes, is almost entirely in the hands of those who have enslaved them and now segregate them.” 

A Woodson quote that is often referred to says “the thought of the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies. As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless, is the worst sort of lynching”.

So, I hope that you enjoyed the 4th of July and had fun, but did remember the foundation of the holiday and remember the decades that have passed since Dr. Woodson told us that we must learn our own history, even if we have to educate ourselves at home?

We are not in control of our children’s education and therefore we are partly responsible for their lack of knowledge of their history. Our story is ignored and distorted while European history is glorified and overhauled. Also, flash back and review Frederick Douglass’ holiday speech. By the way, did you celebrate Juneteenth?

I hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

Please watch the Bernie Hayes TV program Saturday Night at 10pm and Friday Morning at 9 am and Sunday Evenings at 5:30 pm on KNLC-TV Ch. 24.

I can be reached by fax at (314) 837-3369 or e-mail at: berhay@swbell.net.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Save Independent Music!

June 6, 2013     
BH 431

Over the years I have written columns, and discussed on my radio and television programs the struggle for equal opportunity, parity and recognition in the world of music and entertainment.
For many years independent record labels, producers, writers and artists have been the object of a type of unfairness and bias that is difficult to imagine by the general public. Local artists and companies in cities across the nation such as Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Detroit, Houston, Cleveland, Dallas, Jackson, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Louisville and hundreds of others too numerous to name have been systematically excluded from this multi-billion dollar enterprise.

In a report April 28, 2007, RBG Scholaran published ‘Major Record Companies Manipulated Control of Black Music’. It revealed "the real goal was to put black record companies out of business and capture their market share."

Dr. Kwaku Person –Lynn in 2006 believed to understand how major corporate record entities manipulated control of black music, we have to understand this story begins in the 1980s with the sale of Motown Records, a once black-owned record company, to MCA Records and Boston Ventures Limited Partnership. The African American community felt a great loss of one of its cherished institutions.

Around that same period it seemed like war had been declared against the survival of black-owned record companies. Solar Records was involved in a suit, counter-suit with Warner Brothers Records for control of its assets. Sussex Records, a once fast growing black-owned record company, was forced to cease doing business for tax reasons. Philadelphia International Records, a quality black-owned record company, was under the distribution control, lifeline to its financial survival, of CBS Records (also known as Columbia Records).

These days, Jerry King of Jamestown Records based in Atlanta, has been working tenaciously to bring justice and change to the industry. He stress that in the black music market, the three remaining major labels are making the bulk of the profits from the sale of black music.  He said ‘there is also a systemic collusion between many radio stations which ensures that independent black music labels do not receive air time, therefore not being able to attain any progress for profit, jobs and diversity,  I want the American people to realize how our US potential is being withheld by a few’.

King remembers the drum in Africa represented the heartbeat and soul of Africa.  He wrote ‘it indicated communication, endangerment to the community, festivity and celebration and music.  It enriched the community. That same innate drumbeat prescribes that same enrichment in all areas revolved around black music.  In short, the business model of terrestrial radio in collusion with major record labels is to silence the beat of the independent drum’.

Personally it is mysterious to me how some record companies and black radio programmers and deejays can be such hypocrites regarding black artists. And they are especially prejudiced against singers and musicians recording ‘cover records’, meaning songs that have been previously recorded by other artists. They become very selective of artists they know as opposed to new artists who are ‘trying to make it’. They must realize that the definition of hypocrisy is deceit, dishonesty, deception and false professionalism.

When some artists record a CD and there are cover tunes they are usually overwhelmingly rejected, but now on the R&B Soul charts is Larimore’s “Hit the Road Jack”, a song that sold millions for Ray Charles. It is currently being heard on nearly every Southern Soul radio station in the nation and overseas. Another example is Alicia Keys “How Come You Don’t Call Me”, originally recorded by Prince; and Destiny’s Child’s “Emotion” by the Bee Gee’s. The list is endless.

The music industry, including some black radio and record company executives should be reminded of the reference by Frederick Douglas on hypocrisy. He said ‘for it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be denounced.’ This should apply to all record company executives and radio station programmers and star struck deejays.

If you want to help, reach me here at The American, or contact Jerry King in Atlanta.

Please watch the Bernie Hayes TV program Saturday Night at 10pm and Friday Morning at 9 am and Sunday Evenings at 5:30 pm on KNLC-TV Ch. 24.

I can be reached by fax at (314) 837-3369 or e-mail at: berhay@swbell.net.
Be Ever Wonderful!