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James Weldon Johnson Tells: “How I Wrote The Black National Anthem”

February 22nd, 2019 in

Described by knowledgeable observers as “the leading Negro citizen of his time,” James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was indeed one of the most remarkable. His accomplishments could, and indeed did fill books, his autobiography, “Along This Way,” being one of them. He also was a well-known political figure, serving as U.S. Consul to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela…

Burnt Cork, An Infamous Symbol Returns

February 15th, 2019 in

Burnt Cork …  Blackface caricatures, popularized in 19th century minstrel shows, recently have attracted renewed attention in the United States after old photographs recently emerged of White politicians in Virginia wearing blackface, thus condoning this European racist colonial tradition of insulting African people. THE PERSISTENCE OF BLACKFACE … As recent as 2019, the odious practice was…

TBJ & Sandy Stephens In 6 Days …

February 8th, 2019 in

Long Before Doug, Randall, Donovan, Vick, Cam or Colin — There Was Sandy — Sandy Stephens

January 31st, 2019 in

Doug Williams was the first Black quarterback to win a Super Bowl, but before Doug Williams there was Sandy Stephens.  Stephens, a second-round pick in the 1962 draft had the opportunity to play in the NFL – just not as a quarterback. “Sandy Stephens was a pioneer,” Tony Dungy said. “Sandy quarterbacked at a time…

Carol Channing Was “The White Girl” Also … See Troy Beyer as “The White Girl” now at

January 16th, 2019 in

How America Avoids the subject that I tackle in “The White Girl.” I focused on this subject largely because American movies and the general public scrupulously avoids the subject. Faithfully, however, the natural laws of the cosmic multiverses, seemingly are linked to a karmic stream of consciousness in the awareness universe. In fact, it does not…

Why Wait Until February? Start Black History Month Now!

January 10th, 2019 in

Why wait until February? Start Black History Month now with a subscription to and view a streamed copy of “The White Girl,” a 1990 Tony Brown feature movie starring Troy Beyer and Taimak about the value of loving yourself (“I AM THAT I AM”) on The 2-Step Formula For Universal Unity (1) Learn…

Featured This Week On

January 4th, 2019 in

FRI., JAN.  4 – TBJ #2324 – The Devil’s Advice – Part 2: Educator Dr. Joe Cornelius once again shares his insightful talent as he weaves the tale of a young man struggling against the odds.  In “The Devil & Leroy Jones,” Dr. Cornelius imbues his performance with a message of hope for the future….

Dr. Chancellor Williams Offers “The Destruction of Black Civilization,” Dr. Joseph Cornelius presents “What Hat Are You Wearing — Part I” and “The Devil and Leroy Jones — Part 2” and HBCUs Sing The History of Black Music

December 27th, 2018 in

Tony Brown’s upcoming and final book:“Walking Between The Raindrops” MON., DEC. 31 – TBJ #505 — How Black Civilization Was Destroyed. Why did it happen? Dr. Chancellor Williams, widely-acclaimed historian, explains his soundly-researched theory as to why Africans, the first builders of civilization in the cradle of world civilization and the discoverers of mathematics,…

Perhaps, Pres. Trump’s Signature Will Guarantee The End To Ed Douglas’ Hell on Earth

December 21st, 2018 in

*An excerpt from Tony Brown’s upcoming and final book:“Walking Between The Raindrops” President Donald Trump signed a sweeping bipartisan criminal justice measure. The Washington Post reported, “This is the most far-reaching overhaul of the criminal justice system in a generation by a bipartisan effort.  Though hailed as a bipartisan achievement, only one Democratic lawmaker was…

This week on — Was Ron Brown Shot? Eubie Blake, Matthew Henson, Historical Look At Slavery & Blacks On Broadway

December 14th, 2018 in

Former Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, Matthew Henson, Eubie Blake, Black On Broadway, and an Historical Look At Slavery are featured on Soul of the South TV Network and — “the most complete and thoughtful record of African-American opinion.” COMING SOON: TONY BROWN’S LAST BOOK “WALKING BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS”  MON., DEC. 17 – TBJ #2101 — Was Ron Brown…