Eric L. Wattree's Blog – March 2010 Archive (10)

A Slave's Prayer

A SLAVE'S PRAYER

I was stole from Eden, an innocent soul,

crossed seas and centuries, chained and cold;

My mother was raped and beaten to death,

my daddy was sold, and my sister is kept.

How they praise God and brag dat they free,

sing songs about freedom, 'din look upon me?



I was chained to 'dis land, 'dis "Land of the free,"

by people with a God, who sho must can't see.

But a change is a comin', Tho I won't no mo…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 28, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

A Thief is a Thief - Even When They Work for the Government

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A Thief is a Thief - Even When They Work for the Government…


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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 17, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Is there a Method to Liz Cheney's Madness?

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Is There a Method to Liz Cheney's Madness?

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Many observers have found Liz and Dick Cheney's fervent crusade to ensure that President Obama define terrorists as "enemy combatants," and the fight against terrorism as a…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jackie's Bag



JACKIE’S BAG

When Jackie McLean first appeared on the scene

he swung it like nobody else;

He stood all alone, with that bittersweet tone,

owing nobody, only himself.

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With his furious attack he could take you…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

A Swingin' Affair



A Swingin’ Affair

 

I was told as a child Blacks had no worth, not a nickel’s worth of dimes. I believed that myth

til Dex rode in with his ax in double time.

His horn was soarin’, the changes flyin’, his rhythm right on time; my heart beat with the pleasure of new found pride, knowing, his blood flowed through…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 9, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

Mr. President: By Refusing to Look Back, You're Jeopardizing What Lies Before Us

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Mr. President: By Refusing to Look Back, You're…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 7, 2010 at 11:49pm — 6 Comments

And the Implosion Begins . . .

And the Implosion Begins . . .

Well, I guess Tavis is about to get a little taste of what it means to be held accountable. The article below also speaks to the issue of Tavis' ego. It discusses how he attempted to purchase the honor of having the communication school bear his name.

One would think that the naming of schools would be based on merit rather than…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Man

THE MAN

Young and curious, crusin= the street, my partner and I, with life at our feet. Beautiful days of summer=s ilk, and beautiful ladies with legs of silk. Miles on the box with Thelonious in tow, playin’ "Round Midnite", with nothin= but soul. Miles was…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 6, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

Would Tavis Smiley's 'Black Agenda' Help the Black Community, or Bring America to its Knees?

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Urban Comedy: Tavis Smiley - A Crab Determined to Reach Beyond His Grasp

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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