A Wanderin'

a portrait of Tunis Campbell
a portrait of Tunis Campbell

Taken from our home lands

so we could be your free hands

Your experiment in changing our character from being a human man left us working your sand day and night

That ain't right

Now your pretense is that slavery is out of sight

Well your lies about slavery being over can be seen, cause you drive a Land Rover

While we jog for our health

You run us down-kill us to keep your wealth

Tunis Campbell taught us well

Develop and control to keep from living from this kind of hell

Keep the Buckra from sitting a spell-

for he will declare your place his as well

Ask the native people about their pain

'cause they made that mistake and lost all they'd gained

Straight to Damascus Road

"Hold to His hand, God's unchanging hand. Build your hopes on things eternal, hold to God's unchanging hand." - Jennie Bain Wilson
John Amos in front of portrait of Black Jesus
John Amos in front of portrait of Black Jesus

My most favorite episode of Good Times is Season 1 Episode 2: Black Jesus, where the Kid Dynamite- J.J Evans paints a portrait of Black Jesus which resembles Ned the Wino. Throughout the episode, matriarch Florida Evans contends with the blessings of Black Jesus and the oppression of blonde hair/blue eyed Jesus, relaying that the portrait rendered by young J.J was blasphemous.

Although filled with comedy, this episode speaks volumes to our conditions today, seeing the former as a nuisance and the latter as the remedy for our disintegrated communities. With this observation in mind, we are likened unto Saul in the 9th chapter of Acts- an offender of the brethren.

Acts 9:1) And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2) And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

3) As he journeyed, he came near Damascus and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven.

4) And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecuteth thou me?

Although Florida Evans meant well, the fact that she could not embrace a Black Jesus detoured her from seeing the Savior within. She, like most of us, had trouble seeing pass the scales of oppression that lingered in her eyes. No matter how many great things were manifested throughout this particular episode, Mrs. Evans found it quite difficult to acknowledge the greatness within herself, husband & children which stifled any chances of unity within the home that would ultimately lead to unity in their proximity.

Pain Eternal

We have worked and struggled for freedom for over 400 & one years and all we've gotten is cute, shallow, incremental, flash- in- the- pants, frivolous change. A step forward. Nine steps back. Short-term gain that leaves us in eternal pain. The termination of the Enslaved Era by President Abraham Lincoln with the announcement of his "Magic Freedom Bill"-- The Emancipation Proclamation, states that if one made it to Union lines their freedom would be granted.

portrait of a melting face, in oilsHow has that worked for us?

We celebrate that Promise/Hope/ Short-term gain which left us with Jim Crow, chain gangs and oppression. Over and over again-- short term gain that leaves us with an eternal pain; compromising & negotiating for progress that always ends in lynchings and terror.

Since our family Ahmaud Arbery has become a new victim of lynching, out of the wood work of our blues, our Negro leadership presents us with a NEW Compromise Bill that they tell us we can finally "count on" as being gain from pain.

Smile, stand before the cameras & get behind leadership! We present you with a Hate Crime Bill. This Bill will chill hate! This Bill will be great! Hate will flee from it, melting away at the seams because this Bill will make everyone free!

Eternal Pain.

Brothers and sisters, this feeble approach has never failed yet! That is why MAAFA Screams News reminds you of the 13th, 14th & 15th Amendments that were assumed as our gains! Oh yes! MAAFA Screams says to you:

  • Of the 13th Amendment we label it a con!

  • The 14th Amendment did NOT give us full citizenship

  • The 15th Amendment has so many loop holes that women STILL could not vote with voter suppression was its scheme.

Our Negro Leadership and allies of the oppressors always lead us down their crooked road of HOPE which served as distractions that forces us on their DOPE.

Eternal Pain.

Trust me, we know the truth and that is "no pain, no gain" and we are NOT falling for that again! Let me remind you of this: We have a Federal Hate Crime Bill, yet lynchings and terror is our constant state. We are saturated with hate so confusing that we remain caught in this constant trap. Gain so short with pain our constant shame! The Civil Rights Movement & the Voting Rights Act leaves us vulnerable to vigilantes that pack-- making the 2nd Amendment their friend and we, their declared FOE.

So, please, listen to MAAFA Screams News, run from more distractions that leaves us with the blues. Try MAAFA's running shoes! Today MAAFA Screams proclaims: