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Ivan Butcher II
The BLACK-OUT DAY of JULY 7, 2020!
When you look at our conditions here, World-wide, I feel like I am (we as a Family are) living in a "Dog Day Afternoon," episode of the Twilight Zone.
If you consider how our ...
Posted Wednesday, July 8th 2020 at 6:58PM
In 1975, Ivan Butcher II, Harlem-born artist, designed and copyrighted, The Black Evolutionary American Flag, with the Library of Congress.
With the approaching 1976 Bicentennial celebrations, Butcher realized that the media was ignoring the legac ...
Posted Wednesday, July 8th 2020 at 6:55PM
I understand too well, why White America (European Descendants) would be on the defensive about the issues of now and in the past regarding race relationship with Black Americans.
Considering the birth rate statistics shows that it takes 4.1 Whit ...
Posted Sunday, May 17th 2020 at 7:01PM
My Reflection: I Am My Words
Book 2 - A Work in Progress…
My Reflection: I am My Words …. is my responses to the concerns, the questions, conceptions and misconceptions to my perspective on political and social issues expressed in my fi ...
Posted Sunday, March 8th 2020 at 9:08AM
As a youth, I was told by my grandfather to always try to make a positive out of a negative situation.
The Negative feelings being expressed concerning the influx of new residents, and that they are buying up all available properties, and even pa ...
Posted Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at 9:50AM
My grades would never reflect my Over-standing.
I was branded as an average, not working up to my potential student.
To be their "A" student, meant that you had conform and that you understood (The System's Message), in order to Get-in, you ...
Posted Tuesday, May 14th 2019 at 2:41PM
This question reminded me of a conversation I had in one of my art classes, after a bi-racial student asked me, why everything was Black with me. As always in my art classes, we discussed all topics openly, and my response was...
Posted Saturday, April 13th 2019 at 9:33AM
Based on Judge Judy's by the book, common sense verdicts, in the civil cases presented to her, I fully approve of her presiding over Reparations and Discriminatory Cases filed against the Incorporated United States of America.
Posted Saturday, April 13th 2019 at 9:30AM
Gil Noble, Host of Pioneering TV Show " Like It Is", Focusing on Black Issues
Little known Black History Fact:
In 1975, I met with Mr. Gil Noble to discuss the merits of the "The Black American Evolutionary Flag," designed to represent the cont ...
Posted Monday, February 11th 2019 at 8:11AM
"The more things change, the things remain the same."
We are and have been living under the same post slavery share-cropping system that the unjustly enslaved people of the Americas were subjected to during the Reconstruction period (1865–77) fol ...
Posted Thursday, April 5th 2018 at 9:28PM
This has been the most incomprehensible statement, I have heard during this hurricane recovery period. What seems apparent is that there are many who do not realize that having insurance or not, insurance is a "Gamble." Homeowner's Insurance, it is ...
Posted Thursday, April 5th 2018 at 9:26PM
Follow the money! The United States - Netherlands - England - France - Portugal - Spain, in each of these major slave trading countries, there were Jewish bankers and investors who financed the building of the slave ships and the laundering of the bl ...
Posted Friday, April 21st 2017 at 7:04PM
This is my Younger Brother, he is the writer, I had to remind him that I use to help him with his homework : )
To ignore the power offered by communicating through the social media websites, reminds me of the old saying, "If you ...
Posted Wednesday, March 29th 2017 at 9:26AM
Why haven't they been speaking out in the public media, using the power of their money and position, like: Martin L. King, Marcus Garvey, Nina Simone, James Baldwin, Danny Glover, James Brown, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Mos Def, Tupac, Audre Lorde, Kar ...
Posted Monday, March 13th 2017 at 9:10AM
My concern: Divide and Conquer!
" I came to America with nothing, I toke advantage of all the opportunities afforded me, and I worked for everything that I have." This is the standard mantra you hear from the industrious migrant.
The reality, ...
Posted Friday, February 17th 2017 at 11:09AM
I feel President Trump will be the best thing that has happened for Black Americans with the realization not to expect any special attention or assistance, and with Ms. Clinton, It would have been business as usual with the Republicans trying to bloc ...
Posted Friday, February 17th 2017 at 11:06AM
America's Corporate Game, which is Capitalism where everyone has to play by Their rules that keeps changing, is the American Economic Operating System.
If you are not aware of the "The Game" or you haven't played "The Game" as a kid, then this m ...
Posted Sunday, April 10th 2016 at 10:15AM
The misconception is that All are One and the Same. This is a very sensitive topic that will be almost impossible not to upset someone's feelings, but by not doing so, especially as an elder and an educator would be giving a misperception to ...
Posted Wednesday, May 6th 2015 at 5:51AM
There is one indisputable fact that those heirs and benefactors of Slavery, throughout the World, cannot escape is their DNA connections to their ancestor's disenfranchised offsprings.
Take the Test!
The World's Top Ri ...
Posted Sunday, February 22nd 2015 at 5:41PM
I generally avoid discussions on Religion, especially the Bible.
First off, I feel Religion is and has been the blight on mankind, especially when what you believe does not allow you to respect another. The shear hypocr ...
Posted Monday, February 16th 2015 at 6:45PM
And, my answer is always the same, because there are still much too many both Black and White Americans who are ignorant to the Truth of Americas Past.
Especially after receiving responses like these from Americans of European heritage, depe ...
Posted Monday, February 9th 2015 at 3:11PM
My use of the sport's term, "Leveling the playing field," creates a game staged environment which indicates everyone in the game are playing by the same rules, but that has not been the case.
This expression is the issue that large num ...
Posted Wednesday, February 4th 2015 at 11:01PM
When I ask this question:
( Disclaimer: My use of the term White America is not to indict all White Americans of European descent, but to address a false perception to the World that all is racially fine in the USA.)
If and wh ...
Posted Monday, January 26th 2015 at 11:40AM