As a large, in charge, Motown black man my bad-self, who honed my Sonic Baptizm, soul-cleansing soulmusic on the greasy rhythm and blues of the musical funk and roll gods James Brown and Chuck Berry et al., and who learned and then perfected the fine art of American defiance from my hero Rosa Parks, I continue to celebrate nonstop all things good and black.

My motto has always been: Black is beautiful. Minimal exposure to my killer Detroit guitar playing would immediately reveal why I was voted the No. 1 Guitarist Alltime in Michigan a few years back. No cracker can play like that!

If you don’t like it, well funk you very much.

February is the month some Americans celebrate black history. Remembering history is good. A wise person once said that those who fail to remember history are doomed to repeat it. And sadly, repeat it we do.

It’s been over 50 years that the modern slave masters known as the Democratic Party created policies and programs designed to keep black folk down. Through their scamming so-called anti-poverty programs, the Democratic Party has enslaved far too many black Americans into a life of poverty.

Poverty runs rampant in our communities. Unemployment amongst my black brothers and sisters is double that of white Americans. And what does the Democratic Party propose doing? The same scams it has been pulling off for the past 50 years: enticing black folk to look to Uncle Sugar for the cure when it’s been Uncle Sugar who has put black folk on the poverty plantation.

According to the Heritage Foundation, Uncle Sham has spent $22 trillion (adjusted for inflation) on anti-poverty programs since 1965. What did we get for this cash? Scant crumbs at best from the slave driver’s economic dining room table.

Look at our inner-city communities. They are infested with poverty, crime and runaway unemployment. There is little hope and bleak opportunity in urban America. Black lives don’t matter to the Democratic Party. They just want our vote and in turn will continue their ruinous programs that have turned our communities into ghettos, destroyed our families and conned too many of us into a life of poverty.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both advocate throwing more gas onto the economic bonfire that has consumed black America.

Thanks for nothing.

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The Democratic Party has preyed on black brothers and sisters for too long. What they have done to black America is arguably a crime against humanity. They have essentially killed the dream of the promised land that brother Martin Luther King spoke about, yet the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus and others still support the Democratic Party. Simply amazing.

Black power begins with recognizing who our real enemies are and who are friends are. The Democratic Party is nothing more than a pack of wolves festooned in shiny, white sheepskin. The Democratic Party has conned us into voting for them for decades, and in every instance, our votes for them have been against our own economic self-interest.

Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting different results. Black folk have supported the Democratic Party for decades, and all we have gotten in return is more poverty, hopelessness, crime, imprisonment and cultural devastation. We have repeated our history because we have failed to learn from it.

Black folk should reject the political con-artists of the Democratic Party in 2016. We could then look back someday with pride and say that 2016 was the year we finally looked over the mountaintop and saw the promised land of economic freedom and prosperity. I can hardly get next to myself dreaming of that day.

It is time we made judgments not by the color of skin, but by the content of the heart. Who could possibly not admit after all this time and all these scams that the content of the Democratic heart is bad for black America?

Happy Black History Month anyway, America. Now let’s stop the Democrat scam and celebrate real freedom with a focus on our black future.

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