Eric L. Wattree
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WHY I LOVE BEING BLACK

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. WattreeWHY I LOVE BEING BLACKDuring the sixties we used to say, “I’m Black and I’m proud,” but we never said why. I’d like to correct that..I absolutely LOVE being Black - and I'm not just saying that because it's expected of me. While I have the ultimate respect for the unique character of every race and ethnicity, if I'm reincarnated a thousand times, I…See More
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Beneath the Spin * Eric L. WattreeWHY I LOVE BEING BLACKDuring the sixties we used to say, “I’m Black and I’m proud,” but we never said why. I’d like to correct that..I absolutely LOVE being Black - and I'm not just saying that because it's expected of me. While I have the ultimate respect for the unique character of every race and ethnicity, if I'm reincarnated a thousand times, I…See More
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These Hands, And This Face, Are Worth Fighting For

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. WattreeThese Hands, And This Face, Are Worth Fighting For.These Hands Represent the Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Selfless Sacrifice . . .  And this Face, is What that Sarifice Was All AboutWake Up, My people Eric L. Wattree…See More
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Eric L. Wattree commented on Bob Thomas's blog post THE DISAPPEARING MAILBOXES
"I wrote this in Los Angeles Sentinel and here on Leimert Park Beat when it first got started almost two years ago (December 14, 2010), but no one paid it any attention: http://wattree.blogspot.com/2010/12/beneath-spin-eric-l_14.html"
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These Hands, And This Face, Are Worth Fighting For

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. WattreeThese Hands, And This Face, Are Worth Fighting For.These Hands Represent the Blood, Sweat, and Tears of Selfless Sacrifice . . .  And this Face, is What that Sarifice Was All AboutWake Up, My people Eric L. Wattree…See More
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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Eric L. Wattree is a writer, poet, and musician, born in Los Angeles. He’s a columnist for The Los Angeles Sentinel, Black Star News, and Staff writer for Veterans Today. He's also the author of "A Message From the Hood."
Who referred you?
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My other Website:
http://Wattree.blogspot.com
Last song I heard or I sang:
'Round Midnite
Profession:
Journalist
My Leimert Park Secret:
THE EULIPIANS

Some of the greatest minds I've ever known
held court while sitting on empty milk crates
in the parking lot of ghetto liquor stores.
At their feet I embraced the love of knowledge,
And through their tutelage defined self-worth
In my own terms.

These were the “Eulipians”—
writers, poets, musicians, painters,
and uncommon drunks—
those shade-tree philosophers who
contemplate the fungus between the
toes society;
Who dance with reckless abandon,
unfettered by formal inhibition
through the presumptuous
speculation of the ages;
Who live in county jails, cardboard boxes,
alley ways, and luxury Apartments.
Insignificant here in Great Bruteland,
but of ultimate significance in the eyes of God.

While these obscure intellectuals
stand well outside the mainstream
of academy, I’ve watch
with astonished delight as
they sang, scat, and scribed their
various philosophies into the
mainstream of human knowledge.

Their philosophy?
knowledge is free, thus,
will transcend attempts
to be contained through barriers
of caste and privilege,
leaving man's innate thirst
for knowledge free to someday
overwhelm his lust for stupidity.

Eric L. Wattree
Hometown:
Los Angeles, Ca.
Relationship Status
Single

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WHY I LOVE BEING BLACK

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

WHY I LOVE BEING BLACK
During the sixties we used to say, “I’m Black and I’m proud,” but we never said why. I’d like to correct that.
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America’s Biggest Problem - A Greedy, Self-Serving, and Unpatriotic Congress

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:30am 0 Comments

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America’s Biggest Problem - A Greedy, Self-Serving, and Unpatriotic Congress

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People used to run for congress in order to serve the nation. But that no longer seems to be the…

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Black Critics Need to Recognize That There Are Some Things That Obama Just Can’t Do - or is That Really the Problem?

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

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Black  Critics Need to Recognize That There Are Some Things That Obama Just Can’t Do - or is That Really the Problem?

I'm not here to defend President Obama, because I don’t agree with everything he does, or fails…

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An Open Letter to Cornel West

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 6:30am 0 Comments

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An Open Letter to Cornel West
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At 3:26pm on August 5, 2011, AJea L said…

Thank you Eric for the request-_-* I love the insights of your writings and would be honored[sp] to make your acquaintence. Welcome aboard.

 

Peace B w/U in 1 Love,

AJea-_-*

At 4:25pm on November 1, 2010, Jamiela Knox said…
Yep. He is in high school Send a friend suggestion for Eric and Kai. I would love to connect with everyone.
At 9:20pm on July 11, 2010, sam pace said…
Hello Eric, thanks for checking out the site and thanks for the kind words, and your work is great we should talk peace and "always Know" ( monk) spelled back wards
At 1:28am on March 9, 2010, Ernie Mixon said…
Eric, you have posted two of the Jazz Masters ... I love Miles & Trane....
At 1:49am on March 4, 2010, Melanie said…
I am with you on Tavis and his negativity where Obama is concerned. I don't have a problem with people like Cornel West and Michael E Dyson, who have publicly talked about what they disagree with the president on because they give him credit when credit is due too. But it is clear from the election that Tavis has some sort of personal grievance with Obama beyond his policies. Eddie says that Tavis can rattle off a list of things he agrees with the president on, but I for one don't recall hearing any of that in his commentary. Thanks for the list you included too.
 
 
 

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