Back in the 1970s, a man named Dr. William Shockley embarked upon the mission of proving to the world that Black people were genetically inferior, without the benefit of any formal background in the study of genetics. Dr. Shockley became front page news and won headlines with his controversial views. On campus after campus, unrest followed his every visit.
My position, then and now, is that if a supremacist cannot be rationally debated, perhaps, the supremacist has a point. After his infamous debate with Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Shockley disappeared into oblivion. I don't claim that the debate with Dr. Welsing did it alone, but I am of the opinion that it helped.
Therefore, I am pleased to feature this week on TonyBrownsJournal.com the infamous and iconic debate between Dr. Frances Cress Welsing and Dr. William Shockley discussing “Racial Superiority.”
“RACIAL SUPERIORITY” The great debate between Black psychiatrist Dr. Frances Welsing (who believes Whites are genetically inferior) and Nobel Prize winner Dr. William Shockley (who believes Blacks are genetically inferior).
TONY BROWN IS … Author of “Black Lies, White Lies, The Truth According To Tony Brown;” “Empower The People;” and “What Mama Taught Me,” all published by William Morrow & Company, Inc. (NY). www.tonybrownsjournal.com/shop
For 40 years, the award-winning Tony Brown’s Journal (Black Journal) was distributed nationally on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and in commercial syndication.
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TBJ #803 – AFRICA’S DOWNFALL” – PART 1: Dr. Chancellor Williams, widely-acclaimed historian, continues his discussion with Tony Brown as to why Africans, the first builders of civilization in the cradle of world civilization were so easily toppled.
TBJ # 505 – How Black Civilization Was Destroyed and Why did it happen? – PART 2: 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, writing, sciences, engineering, medicine, religion, fine arts and the builders of the great pyramids, were so easily toppled.
TBJ #2421 – Did Blacks Spark White Civilization? Were the Egyptians Black or White? Are Black Americans linked to the Nile Valley civilization and why is that important? Are some Black scholars distorting history to make Black people feel good? Richard Poe, journalist and author, shares his answers.
TBJ #2114 – “AFRICAN VERSUS EUROPEAN CULTURE”: Afrocentric historians have challenged the Eurocentric world-view of African history and culture. In his newest work, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, author of The Afrocentric Idea, boldly confronts critics of Afrocentric theory.
Tony Brown’s Journal, “the most complete and thoughtful record of African-American opinion,” is in the process of offering one of the most cutting-edge educational tools for streaming to educators, homeschoolers, students and parents.
The entire digitally re-mastered TonyBrownsJournal.com collection of nearly 1,000 historical, health and public affairs video and film content that was produced by award-winning journalist Tony Brown on national television for over 40 years (1968-2008) is now being offered in this rare cutting-edge educationally purposeful opportunity for as little as $9.99 per year.
BLACK REALITY RATINGS These latest numbers as of JULY 22, 2022 document a significant growth in the size of the audience of Tony Brown’s Journal on Facebook and it amplifies META/Facebook’s own previous citation of Tony Brown’s Journal as “one of the well-known public pages with a large following that has been verified as having an authentic identity.”
J. A. Rogers: "Africa's Gift To America:" During the week of July 15 – July 22, Dr. Henrik Clarke discussed the great works of J. A. Rogers with the TonyBrownsJournal.com viewers. This Tony Brown's Journal blog reached 114,390 NEW VIEWS and ADDED 1,371 NEW SHARES (with an average of 1,500 new viewers per additional website = 1,500 x 1,371 = 2,056,500 new website viewers of Tony Brown's Journal).
Khalid al-Mansour: Has Black Leadership Betrayed Its Own Community? During the week of July 8 – July 14, Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour asked the TonyBrownsJournal.com viewers who was responsible for the Black community? This Tony Brown's Journal blog reached 114,903 NEW VIEWS and added 1,203 NEW SHARES (with an average of 1,500 new viewers per additional website = 1,500 x 1,203 = 1,804,500 new website viewers of Tony Brown's Journal).
Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman, Abolitionist: The July 4TH Blog Special on TonyBrownsJournal.com Featuring Frederick Douglass: Orator, Statesman and Abolitionist achieved new viewership highs with a TBJ record of 131,862 NEW VIEWS and a record of 2,122 NEW SHARES (with an average of 1,500 new viewers per additional website = 1,500 x 2,122 = 3,183,000 new website viewers of Tony Brown's Journal).
Black College Day & The Tuskegee Airmen: TonyBrownsJournal.com revealed that in the 14 days following the “Black Royalty: The Black Princess Series,” the TBJ posts on “BLACK COLLEGE DAY” AND “THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN” advanced the total to another record of 221,595 NEW VIEWS AND 1,021 NEW SHARES (with an average of 1,500 new viewers per additional website = 1,500 x 1,021 = 1,518,000 new website viewers of Tony Brown's Journal).
The Black Princess Series ... TonyBrownsJournal.com in the first 22 days of the Tony Brown’s Journal blog and post on “Black Royalty: The Black Princess Series,” featuring Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll and Freda Payne received 289,353 new views. During the same 22-day period, the posts on The Black Princess Series attracted 961 new shares (with an average of 1,500 new viewers per additional website = 1,500 x 961 = 1,441,500 new website viewers oF Tony Brown's Journal).
HISTORICALLY, TONY BROWN IS also …
- Coordinator of the “Walk To Freedom with Martin Luther King, Jr.” in Detroit (1963), according to the July 29, 1963 edition of Business Week magazine, “the largest civil rights march in history.”
- WINNER of the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
- Dean Emeritus and Professor, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton University
- First and Founding Dean and Professor, School of Communications, Howard University
- Founder, BLACK COLLEGE DAY, 1980
- 2015-2016 National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame Inductee
- Black Emmy Nominee – 1989 Special Recognition Award Winner
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Honorary Degree – American University, Paris, France
- Distinguished Visiting Professor, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- Talker’s, Radio Trade Magazine: Selected as “One Of The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts In America”
- “Tony Brown Chicago,” WLS-AM Radio (Chicago)
- “Tony Brown,” WLIB-AM Radio (New York) “Tony Brown at Daybreak,” WRC-TV (Washington, DC)
- “Tony Brown’s Journal”/“Black Journal” (TV series: 1968-2008): “The Most Complete and Thoughtful Record of African-American Opinion.”
- U. S. Army 272 field artillery (s-1 Intelligence) battalion and cadre (1953-1955). Neu-Ülm, GERMANY. Honorable discharge.
- Great Events In African-American History
- Tony Brown Donates $100,000 to Hampton University Scholarship Fund and sows the seeds of success for future journalists www.TonyBrownsJournal.com/blog/Tony-Brown-Donates-100k
- Tony Brown with Hampton University Journalism Students Make History At The New York Times Harvard, Columbia, Syracuse Place Second In Competition www.TonyBrownsJournal.com/blog/Tony-Brown-With-HU-Makes-history
HAS THE BLACK LEADERSHIP BETRAYED ITS OWN COMMUNITY?
WE STOOD WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
“I was there 50 years ago, in 1963, one of the last two Directors left standing, where 500,000 marchers once stood.” --Tony Brown
“LARGEST CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH IN HISTORY”
The following week, in its July 29, 1963 edition, Business Week magazine called the Detroit event the “largest civil rights march in history.” Subsequently, an official police source, in an affidavit, confirmed an attendance of “no fewer than 250,000 and as many as 500,000 people.” Black people came mostly from throughout the nearby Midwest region.
More official confirmation has been forthcoming since then. Nearly 40 years later, in 2003, The Wall Street Journal would report on page one that the famed King Dream Speech may have had its roots -- not at the March on Washington (which drew 250,000), on August 28, 1963, but elsewhere, perhaps 66 days before in Detroit, Michigan where the attendance may have reached, according to an official police affidavit, 500,000 people.
Although I had no official role in the Washington March, I did witness it as a Detroit correspondent for the national Pittsburgh Courier newspaper chain of African-American local publications throughout the United States, an affiliate of the Black Press, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial within a few feet of Dr. King and I was included in Life magazine’s limited photo coverage of this historic event.
All of this in only 66 days! My head was spinning with excitement and wonderment. It seemed that my Detroit decision to choose activism as a way of life had become my destiny.
2013 – 50th Anniversary “Walk to Freedom March” – Detroit, MI
Tony Brown (center) Grand Marshal of the 2nd and final Detroit March on June 22, 2013, drew 200,000, with his grandson Remy Harris (left) and Jesse Jackson (right).
TONY BROWN OFFERS EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, HOMESCHOOLERS AND PARENTS ACCESS TO A NEW VISUAL STREAMING LEARNING TOOL FOR BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE
Tony Brown’s Journal, “the most complete and thoughtful record of African-American opinion,” is in the process of offering one of the most cutting-edge educational tools for streaming to educators, homeschoolers, students and parents. The entire digitally re-mastered TonyBrownsJournal.com collection of nearly 1,000 historical, health and public affairs video and film content that was produced by award-winning journalist Tony Brown on national television for over 40 years (1968-2008) is now being offered in this rare cutting-edge educationally purposeful opportunity for as little as $9.99 per year.
Free streamed copy of “THE WHITE GIRL" movie with each annual subscription is a streamed copy of “The White Girl,” a full-length anti-drug feature movie directed by Tony Brown that was released via commercial syndication in movie theaters in 1995 with a PG-13 rating. The opening inaugural debut of “The White Girl” at the Liberty Theatre in Hamilton, Bermuda (Bahamas) broke the house box-office gross record, according to Hollywood Reporter, a trade magazine.
BLACK COLLEGE DAY BILL- White House cabinet members and advocates of equal education look on as President Reagan signs Executive Order 12320, just one year after the first historic Black College Day rally in Washington, DC, that increased the amount of federal funds to these institutions by $9.6 million. From left to right are: Education Secretary Terrell Bell, Tony Brown, Founder and Chief Coordinator of Black College Day, Thelma Duggan, Coordinator of Minority Affairs at the Department of Transportation; and Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole.
LEADERS OF THE BLACK COLLEGE DAY MARCH IN 1980; THE ULTIMATE UNITY RALLY. Supporters of Black colleges from around the country demonstrated to save Black colleges from new federal and state desegregation plans that threatened their historic role. This 1983 Black College Day massive march and rally in Savannah, Georgia, protested the merger plans of two Black colleges in Georgia.