Your Black History: A Tribute To Lewis Howard Latimer, The Forgotten Innovator

250px-Lewis_latimerBy Victor Trammell

Growing up as child, I was taught in grade school that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

However, having a great mother at home instilled a sense of cultural pride and awareness, which helped me learn what school systems were not willing to teach.

It is accurate to say that black history for me was a year round custom growing up. I consider myself fortunate to have a mother whose roots in the civil rights struggle ran deep. My mother actually co-founded the first Black Student Union at her hometown community college.

One day after school, I showed my mother what a good job I did on a third grade history assignment. She looked at where I answered on the paper that Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone. The assignment exercise was marked as correct. However, my mom told me different.

She said that if it were not for a black man, Alexander Graham Bell would not have received so much credit for inventing one of America’s most innovative tools of technology. Today’s Your Black History edition profiles Lewis Howard Latimer, Alexander Graham Bell’s biggest benefactor.

Lewis Howard Latimer was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on September 4, 1848. His parents George and Rebecca Latimer were former slaves. At the age of 15, Lewis joined the U.S. Navy. When he was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1865, he took a job as an office worker for a patent law firm.

While working in the office of the law firm, Latimer learned how to use a set square, ruler, and protractor. Latimer’s boss noticed his sketches and told him that they were very good. Because of Latimer’s great skills as a artist, he was promoted to draftsman at the patent law firm. Latimer was soon earning eight times the salary he made as a simple office worker.

In 1876, Latimer went to work exclusively for Alexander Graham Bell. At the time, Bell was working on his telephone invention but he needed a skilled draftsman to draw the blueprint needed for a patent. Latimer produced the blueprint and the first patent for the telephone was subsequently issued.

Latimer’s other contributions included upgrading the filament for Thomas Edison’s light bulb.  Latimer used a more efficient carbon filament for the electric light bulb instead of paper. Edison’s paper filament burned out much faster.

49 Responses to Your Black History: A Tribute To Lewis Howard Latimer, The Forgotten Innovator

  1. Thank you for reminding us of these facts brother!!

  2. Your black history is great. They didn’t teach this when I was in school..

  3. Not only did Brother Latimer help introduce these inventions, he also invented the Water Closets for Railway Cars on February 10, 1874, he invented Manufacturing Carbons on June 17, 1882, he invented the Apparatus for Cooling and Disinfecting, and he invented the Locking Racks for Coats, Hats, and Umbrellas!!!

    Black men also invented the Can Opener, the Crowbar, the Pencil Sharpener, the Swing, the Yo-Yo, the Escalator, Scissors, and the Autombile Jack!

    I keep trying to tell y’all, Black men, women and Afrikans invented EVERTHANG WE TOUCH!!!

    Another brother by the name of Richard B. Spikes invented the Multiple Barrel Machine Gun. I wonder if these crackers knew that a Black man invented this weapon would they be so eager to run to the gun stores and shops purchasing these machine guns?

    The next time y’all take a shyt, thank J.B. Rhodes for inventing the Toilet School in 1899!!! And a Black woman for inventing Toilet Paper, Bathroom Tissue Holder, and the Sanitary Belt. By the way…


  4. Thank you for this entry. As you know Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson created NEGRO History Week in 1926 to honor those who had been overlooked. Years after his death his creation was hi-jacked by folks with a different agenda. I suggest that you re-examine Dr. Woodson’s work.

  5. Lorraine Mayes-Buckley

    I am ashamed to say that I did not know of the many many contributions that Black folks have made to this country until i was attending university. I wasn’t taught this in school while growing up. Since then, I ahve done tons of research and was appalled as well as excited regarding what was kept from us. We practically invented everything in this country only to ahve the main stream society take credit. i am an advocate for teaching our young folk as well as some oler ones the TRUE history of this country and the contributions we have made. We are more than slavery and civil rights movements; we are innovators and inventors and we need to teach the generations coming up their history. Knowledge is power and maybe one day we will begin to believe that we are a POWERFUL group of people!

  6. Louis Latimer is also instrumental in Hiram Maxim’s design of the famous maxim machine gun. Basketball great, Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote a tremendous book (1996) soon after retiring from thr NBA entitled “Black Profiles in Courage.” It is definitely worth reading!

  7. Hello my wonderful brothers amd sisters, I am absolutely inspired and motivated by this great article on Mr. Lewis Howard Latimer and othe great inventors of the “African American,” Nation. I believe that if it wasn’t for Mr. Latimer’s genious and creativity with the telephone and light bulb they wouldn’t be what they are today. I am also a published author, writer, poet and inventor. My unique invention is the “Vibrating Toilet Seat,” makes it comfortable while using the bathroom. I’m also a New Millennium Leadership Specialist and will incorporate all of these teachings in my seminars, so that our children will know their true history. My web site is, Furthermor3e, God made us the head, not the tail.

  8. I’m going to take you all back in history just a little bit further. I want to introduce you to your ancient ancestral fore parents. There is a great civilization called the Olmec people or civilization that sailed the seas from 2400 bce-400 bce and were the first Africans to sail the seas at that time. The3se great people set fset feet on american soil before Amerigo Vespucci, the italial man that America was named after and Christopher Columbus, I would say 1.000 years or more sooner. The Olmec Civilization also discovered rubber from the rubber tree in Central America and played a lot of ball, as we do today. These great people also preceded the great civilizations of the Aztecs, Mayans, etc… you can access them on the web by typing in

    • I speak on the Olmec civilization ALL the time on this site. As a matter of Truth, they were the ORIGINAL and indigenous Black Afrikans, who occupied amerikkka BEFORE the so-called Indian. To be honest about the matter, the FIRST Indians were BLACK!!!

      The Olmecs were in amerikkka over 30,000 years ago, trading with the brothers in Afrika, and they WERE NOT SLAVES!!! The FIRST slaves were the euro-anglos, who were slaves in Ancient Khemet, then fled to eu(rope).

      I’m an amateur historian, and have had a book in my hand, since I was 4 years young. Thanks to my Father, who was an avid reader and researcher, his Spirit is within my Soul.

      I’m in my early 60′s, and I’m still learning about OURstory EVERYday. I’m going to start back tutoring our children once I find a building because the school where I tutored is now TORN DOWN!

      Mexico had a Black Afrikan/Spainard president by the name of Vicente Guerreor, who was a STRONG BLACK LEADER during the 1800′s.

      CHECK: The Americas’ First Black and Native President: Vicente Guerrero


  9. Give us more, year-round, not just in February!

  10. REMEMBER….Each one teach one…Each one reach one…

    The truth never dies!

  11. It’s a d**n shame so much wasn’t taught to us(African Americans) in school about our history. They only told us as must as they thought we should know. Maybe had they taught us about the wonderful things we accomplish / invented young black children today wouldn’t feel so hopeless!!! They could looked up to them as mentors. And know if they can do it so can I.

    • they taught children of all races what they wanted them to know. it’s a discredit to all of us.if earlier African American accomplishments were taught,how much farther could we be now?

  12. i see bo watkins didnt reveal that CBS news has reported tonight that Rosa Parks is NOTHING but a fRAUD. A dark skinned lady, they interviewed said she refused to give up her seat weeks before Rosa Parks was selected to be the face of the movement. they claim to take the honor from her because she got pregnant! but I bet it was because of her dark skin. nothing more rascist than a light skin negro

  13. They give all credits to Edison and Alexander Grayham Bell but all the credit is due to Thomas Latimer.An African enslaved man name Benjamin Montgomery invented a device to help ships manouver more easily through shallow water on th plantation of Joseph Davis the brother of Jefferson Davis head of the confederacy. They tried to steal his patent when they could not, Jefferson Davis who was a US Senator made a law that the master could take the patent of a slave.Every time you see the electric light bulb, and the telephone, for you all got your cell phones now. Think of the Great African Thomas Latimer. Dont forget it now. The half white half black sister of the wife of Jefferson Davis was his mistress. And we are not Human.

  14. This is a somewhat petty article. Mr. Latimer was a great draftsman; skilled for sure, but nothing whatsover suggested that he invented the telephone — he only drew up the pictures for submission to the Patent Office.

  15. These cowards at ‘white’ and blue dog will not let me post the real Truth about Lewis Latimer.

    Unfortunately, this site is controlled by caucasoids, who only allow what they want posted.


    This is Black OURstory month, and these people don’t want the Truth to be told, unless they control it.

    This is the third time this site has deleted my post!!!


  16. Alexander Graham Bell, invented the first practical telephone on March 10, 1876. What your lying his-story/his-LIE books don’t tell us, is that Lewis Latimer EXECUTED the drawings, and ASSISTED in preparing the application for the telephone patents of Alexander Bell.

    Latimer was a SENSITIVE and CONTEMPLATIVE man, who really is responsible for the invention of the telephone!!! During those years Blacks WERE NOT given credit for their inventions, and the majority of them were stolen by caucasoids. Do to his timidness, Bell STOLE his invention, then claimed it. I READ, BOY!!! You crackers STOLE EVERYTHANG from us, including taking us away from Afrika.

  17. By the way…

    execute = to follow out or carry out; to carry into effect; to CREATE or PRODUCE in accordance with an IDEA

    produce = to LEAD; DRAW; to bear; bring forth; CREATE

    Therefore, Latimer CARRIED OUT, put into EFFECT, and CREATED and PRODUCED the IDEA of inventing the telephone!!!


    air conditioning unit Frederick M. Jones July 12, 1949

    almanac Benjamin Banneker Approx 1791

    auto cut-off switch Granville T. Woods January 1, 1839

    auto fishing devise G. Cook May 30, 1899

    automatic gear shift Richard Spikes February 28, 1932

    baby buggy W.H. Richardson June 18, 1899

    bicycle frame L.R. Johnson October 10, 1899

    biscuit cutter A.P. Ashbourne November 30, 1875

    blood plasma bag Charles Drew Approx. 1945

    cellular phone Henry T. Sampson July 6, 1971

    chamber commode T. Elkins January 3, 1897

    clothes dryer G. T. Sampson June 6, 1862

    curtain rod S. R. Scratton November 30, 1889

    curtain rod support William S. Grant August 4, 1896

    door k**b O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

    door stop O. Dorsey December 10, 1878

    dust pan Lawrence P. Ray August 3, 1897

    egg beater Willie Johnson February 5, 1884

    electric lampbulb Lewis Latimer March 21, 1882

    elevator Alexander Miles October 11, 1867

    eye protector P. Johnson November 2, 1880

  19. fire escape ladder J. W. Winters May 7, 1878

    fire extinguisher T. Marshall October 26, 1872

    folding bed L. C. Bailey July 18, 1899

    folding chair Brody & Surgwar June 11, 1889

    fountain pen W. B. Purvis January 7, 1890

    furniture caster O. A. Fisher 1878

    gas mask Garrett Morgan October 13, 1914

    golf tee T. Grant December 12, 1899

  20. lock W. A. Martin July 23, 18–

    lubricating cup Ellijah McCoy November 15, 1895

    lunch pail James Robinson 1887

    mail box Paul L. Downing October 27, 1891

    mop Thomas W. Stewart June 11, 1893

    motor Frederick M. Jones June 27, 1939

    peanut butter George Washington Carver 1896

    pencil sharpener J. L. Love November 23, 1897

    phone transmitter Granville T. Woods December 2, 1884

    record player arm Joseph Hunger Dickenson January 8, 1819

    refrigerator J. Standard June 14, 1891

    riding saddles W. D. Davis October 6, 1895

    rolling pin John W. Reed 1864

  21. shampoo headrest C. O. Bailiff October 11, 1898

    spark plug Edmond Berger February 2, 1839

    stethoscope Imhotep Ancient Egypt

    stove T. A. Carrington July 25, 1876

    straightening comb Madam C. J. Walker Approx 1905

    street sweeper Charles B. Brooks March 17, 1890

    thermostat control Frederick M. Jones February 23, 1960

    traffic light Garrett Morgan November 20, 1923

    tricycle M. A. Cherry May 6, 1886

    typewriter Burridge & Marshman April 7, 1885

    ice cream scooper A. L. Cralle February 2, 1897

    improv. sugar making Norbet Rillieux December 10, 1846

    insect-destroyer gun A. C. Richard February 28, 1899

    ironing board Sarah Boone December 30, 1887



    • Brother, Derrick you are a true inspiration, and I
      appreciate your spreading knowledge about the Greatness
      of our ancestors! You should setup a website because we
      need your enlightenment, especially for our youth of today
      who are unaware of the great accomplishments of our people.

  22. You know, despite some of the misleading “information” in this article, Lewis Latimore ought to be the ultimate example that the “legacy of slavery” is the most pathetic excuse for failure to achieve.

    Both of Latimore’s parents were (former) slaves. His father ran away from a slave plantation in Virginia; and when his “owner” showed up in New Jersey to take him back (as was the law in that day); some WHITE people stepped forward and literally purchased his father’s freedom (those white people were called abolitionists in 1842, 18 years later, the abolitionists had organized nationally as the . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . the Republican Party . . . isn’t it ripe how our hero of the moment had his opportunity for success set up by a bunch of Republicans — and they did it themselves, no government program involved).

    Now, Lewis was born six years later (1948), while slavery was still legal in most places in our nation. And Lewis found success in America, solidly reaching the middle class by his mid twenties. After leaving the Navy around age 18, he got a job paying $3 a week, and by 1872, he was making $20 a week; the average wage for a factory worker in 1872 was about $2.50 a week). His children, and grandchildren, were also solidly in the middle class; one grandson — Gerald L. Norman (1911–90) — became an Administrative Law Judge, meaning he made it past the middle class. These folks found real success long before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 came along.

    So tell me, where is the excuse for today’s black American? The Latimore family demonstated that hard work will lead to success, even in a far more challenging time. Just imagine if today’s black person simply pointed himself in the direction of success, and they worked hard to get there? Sadly, many people (of all races) spend more time complaining about the system than actually working. The system has always been rigged in favor of those who have already made it. None the less, you have just seen a story of a man who had just about every reason (make that excuse) to fail, yet ended up doing quite well.

  23. Lewis Latimer was born on September 4, 1848; not 1948!!! Get it right!

    If you really knew this racist educational system, you wouldn’t be ‘ranting’ about why are we Blacks in this economic condition. You must OVERstand, that after 500 years of my people being enslaved, and 50 years of my people beLIEving in INTEGRATION, and another 500 years of brainwashing from xtian missionaries, and caucasoid screachas, this mentacide or MENTAL SUICIDE is going to take 1000 years to DEPROGRAM these negroids.

    This racist educational system TRAINS our young from kindergarten through college, that we DIDN’T CONTRIBUTE anythang to society, except for being enslaved. Our children, and some adults have NO PRIDE in themselves, and this is why you see our children, and some adults committing crimes on their OWN people because they feel they are WORTHLESS!

    If they knew what I posted about our True OURstory BEFORE they start going to school to be brainwashed and TRAINED, we would see more Black doctors, lawyers, teachers, OWNERS of corporations, etc., etc., instead of our children looking at sc(rappers), hip slop (hop) artists, hip shakers, thugs, and so-called gangstas that YOUR media projects 24/7.

    How can you post anythang about the civil rights act because it has been changed to the women rights act (for caucasoid females); the gay rights act (for caucasoid gays), the animal rights act (for caucasoid’s animals, that have MORE RIGHTS, THAN WE BLACK PEOPLE); and the men’s right act (for caucasoid males)…we don’t have a chance in this racist country because what few rights we had are being taken away!!!

    As I post, these demonic devils are now trying to get rid of the voting rights act!!! So, DO THE MATH!!!

    Look how O’Drama is giving rights to these illegal aliens, who are in this country ILLEGALLY, such as driver’s licenses, welfare, and other government privileges, that we are still fighting for today!

    Back in the day, Blacks OWNED their own beauty shops, department stores, such as furniture stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelry stores, etc., etc. Today, negroids run to these arabs, asians, chili chokers, and the people from india to give them their money, while they’re treated like shyt!

    Right now, the uNUTed snakes occupies EVERY country on the continent of Afrika, this country has killed and bombed Afrikan leaders, they have lied, and deceived non-white people to take over their lands, so DO THE MATH!

    You must also OVERstand, that these so-called caucasoid abolitionists were PAID by the government aka willie lynch, so they could make money off of them. A Black lady was a slave up until 1960, and there are still enslaved brothers and sisters, as I type, who are in Mississippi, Alabama and other racist states, who are working on plantations for BIG TIME CORPORATIONS!!!! DID YOU KNOW THIS?

    How about the RECENT hangings in Delaware where two Black men were found hanging from trees, one of them was hung in 2010, and the other was found hanging in 2012. These serpents tried to hang another Black man in September 2012, but he got away, but he was beaten unmercifully. And, when he went to the pig department to report that crime, they laughed at him, and told him to get the he.ll out of their station, or they would’ve INCARCERATED him!

    A Black woman had to CRAWL FOR 25 MILES because she was beaten so bad by her plantation owners TO GAIN HER ‘FREEDOM’…READ THE COTTON PICKIN’ TRUTH.COM, which will back me up. GO READ IT, AND WATCH THE SHORT YOU-TUBE VIDEOS, if you think I’m lying.

    They are pulling our young men out of school to play sports, and these racist caucasoid teachers are still telling our young men, that they are WORTHLESS, and are only good to play sports. I repeat: Malcolm X’s cracker teacher told him he was not good enough to use his mind; only his hands, and looked how he ended up with a life of crime, but later changed.

    These teachers are giving our young men and women drugs (Ritlain) to keep them DUMB DOWN, so their kids can get the few jobs that are left in amerikkka! The media (mindless evil devils in action) are only projecting NEGATIVITY to keep our children fighting, lying, killing and hating one another. THIS PLAN HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR 100′S OF YEARS, AND THE RESULTS ARE IN FRONT OF US!!!


    • Derrick, what is your opinion on whites adopting
      black children? Do you feel that there is an
      hidden agenda behind this?

  24. I love the fact that Lewis Howard Latimer was a veteran a military man like me who used the resources around him to improve his life.He did not allow the racist conditions around to keep him from being sucessful.I WONDER if derrick old dusty 60′s geezer azz think he know shyt call this inspirational man a slave for joining the WHITE man Navy.Black people in racist Amerikkka you can be sucessful like i said repeatedly on this post get educated,learn a trade,join the military,use sports or whatever investments necessary to help u become financially independent and BOSS FREE!!WE CAN BE GREAT RIGHT NOW NOT JUST IN THE PAST.TRUTH AND KNOWLEDGE.

  25. Thank you Brother Derrick for not being a mutt of a man—-and when all other people of color laid down and excepted their colonization-or forced enslavement as away of life– yes you carry the soul of our fore parents in America who fought tooth and nail against the slaveowners and their wicked ways. So as for those who can’t feel your Love and concern for us as a Proud People– who don’t kiss the b–tts of the enslavers off spring– to h-ll with them– they will remain living on their knees- feeling happy with a few trinkets.

    May you open that school ASAP for our children.

    • Much Peace & Prosperity Brother Battle:

      When I was growing up, I had a Father and Mother in my life, and they taught me how to Respect my elders. I also, had grandparents, uncles, and aunts, who also were apart of my life.

      Just judging by your comment, I feel you had the same Spiritual Beings in your life. It’s ashame, that these youngsters have no Respect; not only for themselves, but none for their elders! There are a lot of jealous-hearted, envious and hateful people amongst our own, and they wonder why they haven’t succeeded in life.

      I learned from my elders, and NEVER attacked them, like these youngsters are doing today! They THINK they know everythang, but know NOTHING because they want to be RIGHT all the time, or think they have all the answers.

      I try to bring Truth to the table, but our people are too far gone to OVERstand, the ‘enemy’ that is within themselves. When I was a child, I will NEVER forget, when my Dad, and my family were travelling through Kentucky, when a group of klanners tried to run us off the road. I always sat in the front seat with my Dad, and my Mom and other siblings sat in the back.

      I was 7 years young at the time (I will never forget this), and my Dad was a very gentle, but bold Black man. He was a True man of the Creator, but when these klanners started bumping into his car, I asked him…what are we gonna do, Dad? He said, “don’t worry, I have something for them.” They bumped into us again, and he rolled down his window, and fired a shot at them (I never knew my Dad to have a weapon), but his brother told him to carry his gun because during those times, Black men, and children were found HANGING from trees travelling through Kentucky, which was called the Mason Dixon Line.

      When he shot at them, they sped off like little sis.sies, and we didn’t have any more problems until we reached our destination. I said that, to say this; until Black people STAND UP to our enemies, and stop being WEAK, DOCILE, and SUBMISSIVE, these racist yankees will ALWAYS run over them.

      To this day the Spirit of my Dad still lives within me, and I was a part of the movement during the 60′s. My Dad loved MLK, while I was a part of Malcolm X, and Kwame Ture’ (Stokely Charmichael) with the Burn Baby Burn Revolution!

      Today, I see the effemination of our young men, and some of our adult men, who are becoming weak and docile with the acceptance of this gay lifestyle, that the media, and O’Drama has put before our eyes. He was ‘hired’ to carry out these orders by the puppeteers, who CONTROL him and Michelle. Remember, she was on tell-a-LIE-vision shaking her bo.oty on national tv with a white boy, who was dressed in drag before that, she was on Ellen’s show shaking and popping her fingers with this lesbo.

      I love my people, but it appears to me; the more I try to spread KNOWLEGE, TRUTH & WISDOM, the more hate I receive from them, especially our women! Our women have been so brainwashed, that they want to act, look and turn their skin white to be accepted by their enemies. Look at ALL these entertainers (men and women), who are dying their hair blond, and skin bleaching is the #1 killer in Jamaica!!!


      I sit back and OBSERVE, how these negroids treat caucasoids versus their own kind when I’m in line to purchase groceries. When a caucasoid pays for their food, these negroids smile wider than Chucky Cheese, but when I come to the counter, they don’t even greet me with a smile, let alone say, hello! When they buy from these foreigners, they always tell them; THANK YOU, but it’s those foreigners job to say to them; THANK YOU because they are helping their business.


      Most negroids think our ancestors didn’t fight back when they were enslaved, but that is a LIE! They fought back tooth and nail, but his-story/his-LIE books don’t want to put this Truth inside their lying books, because this would raise the conscious of Black people. Even when we were forced to come to amerikkka on ships, the enslaved brothers and sisters didn’t jump ship, they were fighting those slave makers, and THEY THROUGH THEM OVERBOARD!!!

      My Dad always told me…STRONG MEN STAND ALONE!!!

      When Kwame Ture’ died on his bed in Afrika, his last words were for Black people to UNITE & ORGANIZE, something we are far from doing!

      Much Love & Respect Brother Battle, and don’t change like a lot of people have, that use to frequent this site!!! Malcolm X was an avid reader, who only had an 8th grade education, but he learned by reading books, and respecting his elders, such as Elijah Muhamaad, and the older brothers, who were in the Nation.


      “If I have a cup of coffee, that is too strong for me because it is too black, I weaken it by pouring cream into it. I integrate it with cream. If I keep pouring enough cream in the coffee, pretty soon the entire flavor of the coffee is changed; the very nature of the coffee is changed. If enough cream is poured in, eventually you don’t even know, that I had coffee in this cup…

      …What use to be black it becomes white; what use to be strong, it becomes weak; what use to be hot becomes cold; and what use to keep you up, now puts you to sleep…

      …This is what happened with the March on Washington. The whites didn’t integrate it; they infiltrated it. Whites joined it; they engulfed it; they became so much a part of it; it lost its original flavor. It ceased to be a black march; it ceased to be militant; it ceased to be angry; it ceased to be impatient. In fact, it ceased to be a march.” -Malcolm X


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  27. Kings recognize kings. I use this metaphor to clarify the miss interpretation of the understanding of a King. The misnomer of a king has been embedded in the Black man mind from a European point of view here in America; Eurocentric dummification has dominated our Brothers and Sisters psychological balance for four centries or better. The duty of a King (in our land Africa-as I was taught)is to lead his people in an honorable manner, and a respectful way of life. Everyone has his or her role to play; protocol played an important part of keeping the status quo in order.
    The new meaning of a King (by way of European values ) is to have more of everything and don’t share nothing; conquer and dominant everything that’s not nailed down; greed flows through their blood-steal kill and destroy, that’s their nature. Unfortunately this modern day Black face that’s pasted on this dark man and woman who has no sense of self; nor respect for themselves. A lost people who justifies their behaviour because of a dollar that they were allowed to make. Those Black lost souls are void of any type of love for their ancestors; nor thier elders. Kings to these fools are those who adorn themselves with material B—S, and brag about what was allowed for them to have. There’s a new King and Queen with dark skin who resides in America (no reference to Mr. and Mrs Obama– nor exemption of) who were allowed to have a many material trinkets,as long as they keep their mouth shut about the conditions of the majority of Black Folk who are living in h-ll- in the richest country on the face of the earth.

    So Brother Derrick– to me you are the King of Kings– who carry the torch of a True Man. Far from a color – yet Proud of your COLOR.

    My son name is Kwami— intentionality spelled with an i

    Peace to you family— and your dead right I was raised in a loving and Black conscious family setting.

    Turn it up– like you know how:-)

  28. Much Love & Respect Brother Battle:

    Finally, a Real Black man, who is not afraid to speak Truth to Power on this site!

    Our people are hungry for Godmen, such as yourself. I was talking to another Black Rebel, yesterday, and he said, it’s lonely out here because the Majority of our people are lost. They have no sense of self! He also said, that it was hard to communicate with Black men and women, who think on his level. They tell him that racism is over, and they don’t want to hear that ‘militant’ shyt!!! Most True Rebels are ‘lonely’ because we are scattered about in this racist country, and the only way to commuicate is through vehicles, such as this site.

    Your words are much appreciated, and I can feel that you have NO HATE in your Spirit, which is a good thang. I tell people all the time when they come to me with that religious mess…there are only two religions; the religion of RIGHTEOUSNESS and the religion of WICKEDNESS. I try to practice the religion of RIGHTEOUSNESS everyday.

    Speaking of Kings; you are probably aware, how these pale Arabs always call Black men; ‘boss’. This is another code word, which means…Stupid-Son-Of-a-Bytch, which is ‘boss’ spelled backwards (ssob). I told that dog, which is what Afrikans call them, I AM NOT A GD BOSS, I’M A BLACK KING!!! He looked at me like I was crazy, and I told him what that word ‘boss’ meant, and he told me (these are his words) “YOU ARE A SMART MAN”, then he apologized. The next time I went to his store, he greeted me by saying…”How are you BLACK KING”, and this is how he greets me EVERYTIME I enter his store. WE MUST DEMAND OUR RESPECT!!!

    I was gonna give up coming on this site, but your words of INSPIRATION will keep me going. Sometimes, Brother Battle, this is what we need, as Black people to keep us going…INSPIRATION and words of WISDOM!!!

    You are a True Godman, and hopefully you will not change because if we don’t keep the torch of Truth burning…nobody else will.

    John 10:34 reads: “Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”

    Psalm 82:6 reads: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.”


  29. Sorry Derrick. but George Washington Carver did NOT invent peanut butter. It is a mistake that 94.5% of the population make. Mr. Carver provided us with numerous items via peanuts, but peanut butter was not one of them.

    What an excellent list you have provided. Thank you.

  30. I am now not sure where you are getting your info, however good topic. I must spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was searching for this info for my mission.

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