The True Legacy Of African-Americans, For All To See, Forever
A performer known as Halsey who has a phenotype commonly identified as Caucasian spoke for millions of so-called “White people” when she told Playboy magazine: “I look like a white girl, but I don’t feel like one. It’s been weird navigating that. When I was growing up, I didn’t know if I was supposed to love TLC or Britney.” (People Magazine, Chatter, Sept. 4, 2017, p. 2)
The same identity dilemma has led Blacks to their psychological dependence on Whites and an economic paralysis of the Black community and the entire American society.
President Ronald Reagan urged Blacks, as Booker T. Washington did previously at the turn of the century, to recognize themselves as a nation within a nation, to develop their own economy and to “turnover” the billions they spend within their own community ten times before sharing the spending income with outsiders.
“In most neighborhoods, what really brings prosperity is when the income of that neighborhood is then multiplied by turning it over several times within that community. In the Black communities in America, the turnover is less than once before a dollar escapes the hands of Black consumers. And that has to be changed,” President Reagan said, after I shared it with him and his wife Nancy on a private flight in 1979 from Washington to Knoxville, TN.
The money President Reagan referred to is equal to the Gross National Product (GNP) of Canada or Australia and equal to the GNP of the ninth-largest national in the Free World. Delicately, he was telling Blacks that they are spending their money in a 180-degree angle in a straight line directly away from themselves – instead of in a 360-degree angle with one another as do other ethnic and religious groups.
Likewise, President Donald Trump should open U. S. territories, such as Guam and Puerto Rico, and other economically undeveloped communities in the U. S., as advanced technology self-empowerment zones for capital formation and the advancement of human capital, i. e., money.
Ray Harrington Thanks for sharing this history.
Amirah Muhammad You inspired me as a young girl and I've been following your commentary ever since.
Aubrey Coar Yes indeed, Tony. Your voice has really helped Black people through.
Carol A Newman You are absolutely right, thank you for sharing this info on water, everybody needs to know this and share it. We really need to share information as you do and have for many years.
Robert Baker READERS!!! Get to Reading.
Gloria Chambliss I remember Tony Brown from when he was Dean Brown at Hampton University years ago. I used to ride him to work in my Taxi Cab. I have one of his autographed books.
Rosalyn Moody OUTSTANDING BLOG!!
Joan Sitkowski The valuable information from Mr. Brown's tribute should be included in all classrooms when studying American History.
Lonnie Watson Hi Mr. Brown I remember your program you were one the first sir. I think they forgot about us did we fight any wars sir. Like everything we did nothing but for we did it all.
Ilene Marshall This is a Masterful Report!
Annie A. Hightower Very interesting information.
Kamal Uddin Musaddiq Excellent observation.
Kenneth M Payton I love this show. Smart man. Thanks, Mr. Brown.
Abunathan Binbanks Tony Brown is one of my favorite Journalists, among the elite Journalists in the World.
Tee Hutch Keep on keepin' on. Congrats on your continued success.
Lillian Sams Hi, Tony Brown, I Met You At The White House In 1991 at Clarence Thomas Swearing-in. Still Have That Photo. Thank You.
Van James The show was inspirational during its time because that was what we needed. There was no internet and conversely no social media. Most of the information contained in those shows would be missed by today's audience, just not the right format. Thus, the info while still being top notch will now be nostalgia or just trivia answers now. If these episodes were somehow incorporated into a segment on a current show it would have more impact with the under 30 demographic. At least that's my opinion.
Carolyn Kelley Tony Brown never stops informing us.
Dale Burley I enjoyed your interviews with Jim Brown, and Donald Byrd the best.
Carolynne H. Parker I enjoyed your New Year's Eve party that I was elated to go to!
Irving B Fordham TBJ will forever be one of my favorite shows!!!! It was so educational and informative. I couldn't wait to view it on Atlanta's PBS affiliate channel 30. Mr. Brown, a highlight for me was when you were a keynote speaker to the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
TB: "Never apologize for getting those degrees!"
Unfortunately, we at times exist in an anti-intellectual environment. African-Americans probably are the only social group that will give you a "put-down" for obtaining more education. When it comes to family values, offer no apologies to anyone for doing what our parents and grandparents reared us to go. Go to school and obtain an education. No apologies. No regrets!!!!!!
Charles Chucky I watched your show on PBS Channel 13. I wished they had kept it going.
Robert Cowan Tony Brown's journal was a great show we need more shows like that today
Gerald Holder I've been watching Tony Browns Journal forever. I used to get the magazine!!
Stephanie Trent Grew up watching.
Frey Hill Way to go Bro Tony Browns Journal and Gil Noble like it is - required viewing in every BLACK Household.
Waithĩra Mbuthia-Protano Wow. Tony Brown has really been in this business a long time. Remember your interview with a certain black male child chess prodigy wayyyyy back, Mr. Brown? A very decent man, too, who has unwaveringly stayed with the message of improving lives of his people. I respect that. Wonder why he doesn't have a current show. He should.
Tahassana Omar Typical Tony Brown upscale documentary.
Al Jackman Right on Bro, Brown. I watched an episode about water from the lake reservoir through old pipe lines to homes and apartments. What you think is pure coming out of the tap is a Hodge podge of all kind of chemicals. Filters help, but that program very informative.
Celestine Shird I just started drinking this type of water a few weeks ago. I can tell the difference. It goes down easier so I actually drink more water. You buy refillable bottles such as 1,3,5 gallons then go back to the store for refills. It's working for me.
Tom Bender Filter....so much of everything ends up in water. Chemicals, residues, and weird dusts...