Showing posts from February, 2023

The Assassination of Fred Hampton - Jeffrey's Haas's Great Book

  Jeffrey Haas’s: The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How The FBI and The Chicago Police MURDERED A BLACK PANTHER (Updated Edition) - is most appropriate today in 2023!   The lies that “ruled” for at least 13 years beginning in 1969 - with a major assassination were significantly concealed and relied upon the biases of white Americans. Strangely, today we live in a world - most similar in significant ways.    In both cases the “bigger truth” - that was put forth was/is total deception intended to continue a Racist System that pushes to build and extend the power of wealthy white men.    “Strangely” - their desires - are selfishly intended to help themselves, not the needs and preferences of those who lack privilege, and power - often BIPOC. Haas effectively shows how Fred Hampton was an amazing individual who cared about others.    He clearly would have become both an incredible leader of Black People working positively to build a non-racist, “fair” world, as well as an example of

George Hrbek - Amazing White Ally - 06/27/31 - 02/19/23

  George Hrbek — An Amazing Man I Was Lucky to Briefly Meet (on Zoom) George Hrbek — 6/27/31–2/19/23 I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of George Hrbek yesterday, February 19, 2023. I’m very glad that I moved forward to co-produce a workshop featuring him — November 15, 2022 — which is available to watch on YouTube at:  . One can also learn more of George’s amazing life at:  and/or Personally — I now need to modify my blog entry: S O M E “ A N C E S T O R S” Anne Braden bell hooks George Hrbek  (very much alive) James Baldwin Howard Zinn Shirley Chisholm with deep sadness! George, at 91, was a role model for me, and perhaps all of us! He spoke of Sexism being important,, along with Racism. He wanted to listen and learn from

XXIII - Much Better - You People - we people

I just finished watching the Netflix movie: You People. This afternoon I completed eight hours of training (following six hours or “white bodies” training the day before) with Resmaa Menakem . My tears erupted late in the movie - when it turned from doom and gloom to “redemption”.    It’s message, in the end, was romantic, and hopeful - after exposing so much about myself George, a cis-gendered, privileged white man in my world of whiteness so incredibly deeply. Resmaa Menakem’s message was deep, and my path, if   I seriously pursue it, is one of circling back, over and over and over again.   I must practice very seriously with two (future) fellow (white) partners - Somatic Abolitionism.   My and our work - relies upon (against the odds greatly) white bodies, like myself, finally seriously rejecting most actively - so, so much - of the core parts of our lives - our white supremacy. It would be so easy, if we could simply - figuratively swear on our bibles (or facsimiles) - and