Frank James Archives

2021: Changes or continued ignorance?

January 14, 2021

Welcome to 2021. 2020 is in the trash bin of history. Many people in the USA are breathing a sigh of relief because 2020 has come to an end. COVID-19 has punished the US population over the past 10 months. 2021 is being viewed by many people as a chance for the US to gain… [Read More]

No Sell Out and Public Enemy

December 31, 2020

I got a text from a good friend, David telling me to check the comments on my Instagram account. I did and I had received a like from Public Enemy for a post of the beginning of the Fight The Power video. I smiled and felt proud as the memories came back. I remember the… [Read More]

The illusion resumes

November 19, 2020

A cheer went up around the world. Donald Trump was defeated and Joe Biden was elected the new President of the USA. African Americans all over the country rejoiced. The evil Trump had been defeated and replaced by a good Democrat in Biden. Biden also has a woman of color as his vice president, Kamala… [Read More]

It started with a knee

October 22, 2020

The NBA players and the stance they took this COVID infested season deserves a spot in history. Many people talk about the Civil Rights marches of the 60’s as defining moments in US history. The marches and speeches from that time were impactful. The stance the NBA players have taken this past season on social… [Read More]

Who will be holding the bag?

October 1, 2020

Protest has become the national pastime. In 2020 it seems as if there is always some form of protest taking place somewhere in the USA. The majority of the atrocities that led to these protests have taken place in the African American community. When it’s all said and done, who is going to be left… [Read More]

Gangster rap and the slave mindset

September 17, 2020

African Americans, how many of you have been stared down and frowned at by an African American who you didn’t know? African Americans, do you often tense up when you see another African American walking toward you? Be honest in your next answer. How many of you African Americans feel they are treated worse by… [Read More]

A tactical wartime education

September 3, 2020

Another atrocity takes place in the USA. An African American male is brutalized in some fashion by the police. This script has gotten old. This time the deed took place in Kenosha, WI. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by police. Do you see a pattern here? How many of these stories… [Read More]

The crime of sameness

August 13, 2020

In the USA today there is a miasma that has affected the entire culture of the country. I am not talking about COVID 19. Look around you at the people of the two major groupings in the US, white and black. Do you notice how there seems to be a similarity in how they dress,… [Read More]

Image is everything

July 23, 2020

You have heard the saying, “Image is everything.” In the USA this is especially true if you are African American. I have stated before that past negative stereotypes placed on African Americans have become their reality 2020. The nappy headed pickaninny image from Jim Crow has become the model for the African American male. The… [Read More]

Who are the guns for?

July 16, 2020

African Americans have been pushed and beaten to the brink of mental collapse in the USA. It’s only natural that African Americans seek some form of protection to ensure their safety in an unsafe environment. Since the George Floyd killing African Americans seem to have found a safety measure. Many African Americans have turned to… [Read More]