In what now looks like a game that should have never even happened, The SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY JAGUARS Basketball Team absolutely trounced the Tigers of Champion Baptist College 116-12 on Monday Night. The Southern Jaguars started of their match-up, if that's what you want to call it, on a now NCAA RECORD 44-0 Run. The previous record was 34-0, set by Seton Hall in 1998. Champion Baptist only shot an unreal 6.8% from the field (3 Shots Made vs 44 Taken) & did not score until almost the end of the first half. And those points came off of Free Throws. WOW. Southern's defense forced 27 turnovers in the game, and out-rebounded Champion by a margin of 71 to 21. In The Tigers defense, the school has only been around since 2005. I wouldn't start crowning the Jaguars as the next Cinderella Story though, as they currently only post a 4-9 record as of now. Still the players will forever have something to brag about to future generations.
THOMPSON TWINS - HOLD ME NOW
Not exactly sure why, but I woke up feeling in an 80's Pop Music Feeling-Kinda Way today; and THE THOMPSON TWINS throwback "HOLD ME NOW" just seemed to satisfy that craving. Groups like The Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Wham, and others dominated the television in the early eighties-as BET had not yet made its big move. Still I look back fondly on many of the songs of that day-and even try sliding in a few during my Dee Jay sets from time to time. Anyway, hope you enjoy also. Feedback & Comments Welcome. P.E.A.C.E.
ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR.
Born December 23rd 1908, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was the type of leader that The Establishment does NOT want you to know about. He was by far the most powerful Black Congressman EVER. But just steps from assuming the role of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Powell was railroaded & neutralized with allegations of corruption that would never be proven to be true. Powell spent 26 Years in Congress, after years crusading for jobs and housing for the Harlem's poor. In 1941, He became the first Black Man elected to the New York City Council in 1941, and won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1945. By 1960, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. had risen to the powerful post as Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee. From there, Powell was instrumental in passing The Minimum Wage Act, workforce training legislation, federal aid for education, several Anti-Poverty bills-along with about 50 other major pieces of Social-Welfare Legislation in all.
By 1966, Powell was considered to be the most powerful Black Politician in the country-if not the most powerful politician of them ALL. And it would be a letter of praise, from then President Lyndon Johnson that would spell the beginning of the end for Adam Powell. Almost immediately Powell's enemies began ramping up their efforts to undermine his power. Criticized for his support of the Black Power Movement, Powell would now be faced with charges of Libel-when Powell called out a local leader if the Harlem Numbers Racket. From there, Powell would be accused of several improprieties in regard to his spending & abuse of power. Powell was never found guilty of any of the charges; but with the help of the coerced testimony of his estranged wife, Powell was removed from his post as Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee in March 1967. The very next day, he was removed from Congress all together. He was also stripped of his 20+ years of Seniority & fined $40,000. Harlem erupted in unified protest, after this travesty of justice. Ironically, his chief accuser in Congress was actually found guilty of the same charges years later.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. would be re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1968; and a year later, The U.S Supreme Court would find that the move to remove him from Congress was unconstitutional. Unfortunately Powell's health was now in decline; and after losing to Congressman Charlie Rangel in 1970, he would retire. Adam Clayton Powell would pass away in 1972, in the Bahamas. A flamboyant & classy gentleman, Powell earned degrees from the prestigious Colgate & Columbia Universities. He would also have an eleven year marriage to the beautiful & talented jazz singer Hazel Scott.
MADAME C.J. WALKER
“Right here let me correct the erroneous impression held by some that I claim to straighten the hair. I deplore such impression because I have always held myself out as a hair culturist. I grow hair…I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.”
~ Mme. C.J. Walker
Born Sarah Breedlove, on December 23rd 1867, Madame C.J. Walker is credited as being the first "Self-Made" Female Millionaire. By the time of her passing in 1919, Madame C.J. Walker had built one of the largest black owned manufacturing companies in the world and resided in a 32 room mansion in New York. Starting with the altering of curling irons-previously made popular by the French-to suit the texture of Black women's hair, Madame Walker revolutionized the hair care and cosmetics industry for Black Women. The then-Sarah Breedlove changed her name to Madame CJ Walker, founded her own business, and began travelling all over the South-selling her product "Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower." The scalp conditioning and healing formula was derived from experimental home remedies she concocted to treat her own stress-related scalp condition that had caused her to lose hair previously. A story of perseverance like none other, Madame Walker fought on after a lynch mob murdered her husband & would find herself making $1.50 per day as a wash-woman, cook, and house-cleaner. Nine years later she was a certified millionaire. Madame C.J. Walker serves as an inspiration to Women & Entrepreneurs on a whole. We at THE WANDERING EYES BLOG celebrate her legacy, as you should also.
As December 18th marks both the anniversary of the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Harbor in 1620, and the 1965 passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution-which abolished institution of Slavery, a more deep discussion of just what White Supremacy really is. Undoubtedly both of these historical events rank high-among many others-in the history of the European American domination of the World & its Majority Black, Brown Red & Yellow inhabitants. Attempting to push forth the central idea that there is a HUGE Difference between Prejudice & Racism; let us understand that Racism is an Institution or System set up to hold in place the Systematic Idea of White Supremacy. It encompasses many things, and has many tools at its disposal-all geared to maintaining a way for a minority group of people to control the minds of the majority. In doing so, all of the earth's resources have been put under the control of, and have remained under the control of a small wealthy majority-with many layers put out front to distract us from the core foundation. Prejudice is just a sense of being ignorant about people of other races; and interacting with those people based on those pre-set fears & stereotypes. Racism & White Supremacy, as a System, has been constantly updated to keep its victims confused and/or lacking the power to correct a wrong that was put in place hundreds of years ago. Below is a recording of a very deep interview with Dr. Neely Fuller, author of "THE UNITED INDEPENDENT COMPENSATORY CODE/SYSTEM/CONCEPTS Textbook/Workbook for Thought, Speech, and/or Action for Victims of Racism (White Supremacy)." Dr. Fuller, and the aforementioned book, served as inspiration for Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing's Book "THE ISIS PAPERS." LISTEN, LEARN, GROW & ELEVATE...