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In honor of MLK Day, January 15, the following are thoughtful and, thought provoking, articles from Coleman Hughes, The Free Press and Free Black Thought.

From Coleman Hughes:

The Gaslighting of Martin Luther King Jr.

An Excerpt:

“If it strikes you as odd that today’s “anti-racists” sound nothing like Dr. King yet claim his mantle, it should. They do not carry his mantle. They enjoy the moral authority of being seen as the carriers of his legacy while simultaneously betraying the very ideals that he stood for.”

From The Free Press 

MLK’s Former Speechwriter:

‘We Are Trying to Save the Soul of America’

‘I Have a Dream’ coauthor Clarence Jones on color blindness, Ibram X. Kendi, black-Jewish relations, and why MLK ‘wouldn’t permit what’s going on.’

An Excerpt:

“….Jones is still, in his mind, having conversations with his friend, who was assassinated at the age of 39 on a Memphis hotel balcony in 1968. Especially now, as America’s racial climate seems to have worsened, despite the fact that King successfully fought to ensure all Americans are given equal protection under the law, regardless of their skin color. A poll from 2021 shows that 57 percent of U.S. adults view the relations between black and white Americans to be “somewhat” or “very” bad—compared to just 35 percent who felt that way a decade ago.

Jones knows exactly what King would have felt about that. He says it out loud, and directs it to his late mentor: “Martin, I’m pissed off at you. I’m angry at you. We should have been more protective of you. We need you. You wouldn’t permit what’s going on if you were here.

“We are trying to save the soul of America.” “

From The Journal Of Free Black Thought:


Lessons from the great proponent of black self-sufficiency

An Excerpt:

“In Booker T. Washington’s vision, empowerment and progress came from skill, intelligence, and character. According to Booker T., these factors cultivate interracial respect and economic independence for black people. Despite the well-meaning intentions and widespread support of the modern social justice movement, Washington would likely view it with a critical eye.

Washington would likely argue that focusing on victimhood does not contribute to advancement and may even hinder black development. Washington was a staunch advocate for economic self-determination and autonomy. He would not align with a movement that tends to portray the black community in a state of perpetual victimhood.”