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5.0 out of 5 stars Must see DVD!
This is an excellent myth-buster that all African-Americans would do well to view! The film-maker tackles quite a few subjects that will shock viewers, but he will open their… Read more

Benjamin Stephens

4.0 out of 5 stars We better think again !
Mr Morton presents a very interesting and thought provoking look at some commomnly held misconceptions about the black male in America. Read more

C. Brooks

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Documentary on Black Men
This was the best documentary I’ve seen on Africian American Men. It confirms what I’ve always believed. Read more

Gloria Howard

4.0 out of 5 stars SPEECHLESS!!!!
I was speechless!! I sat with a few friends and watched this film in amazement of the information I was hearing. Read more

Lady D

5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS A MUST SEE DVD !!!
This is a must see dvd for the African American community. Your mind will be blown at how the media myths of black men are absolutely & totally not true. Read more

Yvonne Hankins

5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU BROTHER!!!
Thanks for the long over due documentary about the men I love, respect and admire!!! Thank you!! I am making it my business to make sure the young women, men and boys in my life… Read more

D. Edwards

5.0 out of 5 stars Black Mans point of View
Excellent DVD, which by the way we will be showing during the family gathering on Thanksgiving Day. It’s something that the young African Americans need to see.

D. Fobs

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  1. August 7, 2007 at 8:31 am

    I want to thank you for putting this together. I heard you on the Madison show and I went straight to your website to order the DVD. I am starting a mentoring program in Prince George’s County and will definitely use this video for the youth. I also wanted to give you a Bowie State University shout out; Class of 2002 and 2005!!! Much success my brother.

    Marcus Brown

  2. August 7, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Kudos to you for shooting this film.
    I hope the message resonates not to just to black men in the USA, but to many disillusioned folk in the Caribbean, UK, Europe and beyond.

  3. Jennifer
    August 19, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Jesse Peterson actually made a joke and compared blacks to monkeys on C-span Wash Journal and continuosly makes racist statements against blacks in the media…please! Lost me on that one. One of these days black conservatives will learn how they sometimes hurt their own cause by acting as if they have ontempt toward their own culture. I do have respect for some of the other balck conservatives in this flm so I will go ahead and watch c-span interview. Also, I still need to check out that WashPost series on black men, hope you have one of those journalist in film.

    TOO bad you did not reach out to black men who are (unlike Steele & McWhorter) actually activist like Steve Harvey and Break the Cycle campaign, 100 Black Men, Jim Brown and the gang prevention orgs in LA.

    Nevertheless, I hope this drives more black men to mentor the fatherless black boys who have fathers in prison or no fathers at all. This is the only way to actually break the cycle because they need positive role models NOW.

    Also, the black church has failed and don’t talk about family planning to young people( too busy marching against gay marriage I guess). It is actually good that you chose not to speak with the NAACP b/c it is not the responsibility of legal orgs to solve this problem. Black men need to MAN UP and reach out to black boys with no direction or postive male role models in low income communities in order to break the cylce and not become dead beat dads themselves.

    I hope your black conservative “experts” will become more involved in the community the way black liberals are. I volunteer with my cousin’s org to help disadvantaged girls so I guess I will see McWhorter and Steele at the local community center in the hood right?

    Jen
    Dallas, TX

  4. caj
    August 19, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    You can’t have it both ways. When you talk about the “stats” that have gotten worse over a generation, the percentage increase is even greater n the white community (and other communities). Even Trump had a child out of wedlock. And when you talk about the impact of the media and dismiss the Imus incident….Imus was constantly making a minstrel of black people, even while playing our music on his show. The fact that he was one of the most popular dj’s and on a prominent sports radio station was enough to take on that struggle. He was perpetuating the same stereotypes you want our community to address. Don’t be a hypocrite and dismiss the significance. Oh and get that loser McWhorter (or is it McHider) off the show

  5. KEVIN T
    August 19, 2007 at 9:03 pm

    TO ANYONE WHO VIEWED THIS FILM, WHAT AGE GROUP WOULD YOU SHOW THIS TO? IS IT TO MUCH FOR A 5TH GRADER TO GRASP? I WANT TO MAKE IT PART OF LESSON PLAN. I ALSO HAVE FRIENDS THAT TEACH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

    (FINALLY, CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHERE THE “INNER CITY” EXIST IN BALTIMORE, BOSTON, NEWARK, DETROIT, CLEVELAND, ST.LOUIS, ETC…? I WANT TO GO VISIT)

  6. August 19, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    Just saw C-SPAN Q&A Interview with Janks Morton the filmmake. Outstanding!

    C-SPAN: Below, you will see my trailer to my movie and a movie review. Please let me know what I can do to promote my film. Thanks Nate Perkins

    Trailer: Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Republican Documentary Film (58 min): http://nateperkins.blip.tv/file/112041/

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Republican Audience, Withoutabox. email: password: … Martin Luther King, Jr Was a Republican is a local documentary from Nate Perkins. …. audience meet your makers …
    audience.withoutabox.com/films/mlk – 32k

    The Book: Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Republican with DVD : http://www.trafford.com/05-2723

    The “Martin Luther King, Jr Was A Republican” website: http://www.nateperkinslive.com/books2.htm

    Review: “Martin Luther King, Jr Was A Republican”
    http://www.cinematl.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=390&Itemid=34

    Thank you,

    Nate Perkins
    nateperkins@bellsouth.net
    http://www.nateperkinslive.com
    770-331-4002
    Atlanta,GA 30313

  7. Mary Alice
    August 19, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    I just wanted to say that I enjoyed watching the interview on C-Span and am looking forward to watching your movie in its wholeness. I was especially glad to see the way that Mr. Janks redirected Brian Lamb’s pathetic attempts at questions (repeatedly asking about political affiliation and about how he managed to handle a camera and a small budget) to draw attention to the larger and much more significant purpose of his work. I was enlightened and challenged in my thinking. I should also say that I think the timing of this film is very important for the public–of all races and genders–in the midst of the real possiblity that Senator Obama could become the first black American president.

  8. DB
    August 19, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    Congratulations to Janks Morton for his provocative “doculog.” My concern is how it may be distributed to promote the dialog he hopes will result from screening and discussing the film. For use in classrooms, etc, an accompanying print piece with the factual information and statistics referred to on screen would be important to have. He has clearly absorbed and intuited filmmaking techniques as now available to the nontechnical population in which technology is now democratizing the media-making process. Best wishes for success in promoting the dialog essential for our society.

  9. cheryl ede
    August 19, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Congratulations, Janks Morton! I caught, by chance, the last part of your interview on C-SPAN on the evening of August 19–enough to make me applaud, even though my dog was the only one there to share my enthusiasim for what I had just witnessed. I am a psychologist who works in a high school in San Diego, and have witnessed the struggles of young people. I am so very glad to know who you are and what you have done. I now have another resource to communicate with students. Thank you for your good work!

  10. Jim O'Connor
    August 19, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    I pray the community, Black and White wake up to the MESSage. The wedge of “he” in Washington is heavy, ambiguous and will be difficult to dislodge. Peace and Love will not sell much vinyl. The $ needs to be overtaken by fear of annihilation.

  11. August 19, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    My husband and I – two ordinary, middle-class, older white people – just saw you on C-Span. Thank you for a wonderful program. We plan to order the DVD of “What Black Men Think” and would really like to see more black libertarians and centrists get involved in politics and in changing the perceptions many white people have of black people and their culture. The media seems to cater more to the Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson types. In our opinion, they are not good representatives for black Americans. They are too angry and seem to care about what’s in their own personal interests and not what’s good for black people in general. Good luck to you!

  12. August 19, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    MORE THAN A LOVE/HATE RELATION WITH ITSELF IN ITS COMMUNITY, THE BLACK CULTURE HAS A CONFUSED UNDERSTANDING OF ITS BLACK SELF IN INTEGRATION. THE CROSS OVER OF INTEGRATION HAS LED THE BLACK CULTURE INTO LOOSING ITS UNDER- STANDING OF ITS CONCENTRIC BLACK MORALS AND VALUES TO STAND TOGETHER AS A CONCENTRIC UNIT IN ORDER TO STAY TOGETHER.

    A RECENT GREAT EXAMPLE OF A STRONG CONCENTRIC BLACK UNIT WAS THE WAY IN WHICH A LARGE GROUP OF MAJORITY OF BLACK MEN(2 OF OTHER CULTURE OUT OF 50) COMPETING ON THE LATEST 2007 “MAKING THE BAND.” THEY REFLECTED INTELLECTUALLY AND PRIVATELY IN PRAYERS(JULIUS IS AN ANOINTED AND GOD FEARING SOLDIER AS HE REPRESENTED) AND THEIR PERSONAL MORAL AND VALUES.

    THEY REPRESENTED THEMSELVES AS HONORABLE BLACK MEN IN SPIRIT AND PERSONALITIES. THEY RESPECTED THEIR CULTURE/ THEMSELVES/ EACH OTHER / MR. COMBS, AND OTHERS THAT HELD A PIECE OF THEIR DESTINY. THERE IS NOT A RECALLING OF AN OVERBEARING OF USAGE OF RAW PROFANITY. THEY WERE PRIVATE AND DOMINATE, AND THEY RESPONDED WITH A REFLECTIVE THINK BEFORE YOU REACT AND SPEAK IN A DETERMINED MANLY QUIET SPIRIT. THEY STOOD AS MEN WHO WERE CHASING THEIR ASPIRATIONS, BUT INTERNALLY ALL COULD SENSE THAT THEY WOULD NEVER COMPROMISE THE “HOPE AND DREAMS OF THEIR ANCESTORS.” THERE ACTIONS WERE IN THE MANNER OF THE OLD BLACK FAMILY’S GOD FEARING BLACK MEN!!!

    WE NEED THESE KIND OF BLACK MEN TO MALCOLMNIZE OUR CULTURE. MR. KING’S DREAM IS NOW A REALITY AND A POSSIBILITY FOR GREATER PROGRESS. IT IS NOW TIME THOUGH FOR OUR BLACK MEN TO MATERIALIZE MR. MALCOLM’S BLACK EMPOWERMENT DREAM AND TO IGNORE THE LIES AND PROPAGANDA OF NOT PROJECTING AN UNIFIED IMAGE OF LIVING BLACK AND PROUD IN INTEGRATION.

    MALCOLMNIZING THE BLACK CULTURE AS A CONCENTRIC UNIT IN INTEGRATION SHOULD BE DISPLAYED DAILY BY OUR BLACK MEN AS IT WAS IN THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CHARACTERS OF JAMES EVANS (“GOOD TIMES”) AND GEORGE JEFFERSON(“THE JEFFERSONS”). THE TWO EXTREMES(IN POOR CONDITIONS OR RICH CONDITIONS) ARE PERFECT EXAMPLES. THEY KNEW AND LOVED THEIR ROOTS AND THEMSELVES. THEY CHOSE GOD FEARING WOMEN OF THEIR CULTURE AND THEIR PERSONAL CHOICE. THEY KNEW AND LOVED THEIR BLACKNESS, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR PEOPLE. THEY WERE OBSTINATE FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS WHEN IT CAN TO MORALS, VALUES, DOING THE RIGHT THINGS, AND THEIR CULTURE. THEY WERE BOLD, PERSISTENT, AND VICTORIOUS(NO MATTER HOW LARGE OR SMALL.) IN THEIR EVERY DAY’S SOCIETAL CONFRONTATION AND BATTLES!!! THEY ALSO NEVER TURNED ON THEMSELVES FOR FAME FORTUNATE AND ESPECIALLY IN GENERAL(LEAD WAYS TO SELF HATE) IN ALL OF THEIR FULLNESS OF THEIR BLACKNESS!!!

    TO BUILD A CONCENTRIC BLACK UNIT AND MALCOLMNIZE THE BLACK CULTURE INTO EMPOWERMENT WE NEED OUR BLACK MEN TO STAND!!! MAY THE GOD OF ABRAHAM/ ISAAC, AND ISRAEL THAT SENT JESUS CHRIST LEAD OUR BLACK MEN INTO HEALING OUR CULTURE IN THREE WAYS:

    *GIVING A TENTH TO THEIR CHURCH OR A BLACK CHURCH(MALACHI 3:10)
    *IN MEMORY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, BEGIN RESPECTING/ SUPPORTING, AND NOT DEGRADING OTHER BLACK MEN
    *JOINING THE NAACP IN MEMORY OF W. E. B. DUBOIS

    GOD BLESS OUR BLACK CULTURE…THANK YOU, AMEN!!!

    (PLEASE EXCUSE ANY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS!!!)

    Comments From Mr. Tavis Smiley Web Site Question…

  13. August 19, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Janks: Please continue what you have started! I would like to see you become president! Thank you and may God richly bless you! Tom Doyle

  14. Jake
    August 19, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Mr. Morton,
    Just caught your interview on C-SPAN. It brought a tear to my eye. Your analysis of how negative stereotypes of black men are used by both the government & interest groups to their advantage while disenfranchising those they claim to help is pure gold!!! Blacks & Whites have been duped! Thanks for keeping Brian Lamb out of the Left vs. Right trap. If they cant divide us by race, they’re gonna try by party, by class or by sex…whatever they can use to keep us from realizing the truth. Thank you for your efforts! Your movie is a blast of sanity in an insane land.

  15. Mike Morris
    August 19, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    I just watched your show on c-span. Wow it was great!!! I could relate to the passion, purpose and urgency to help our youth that it displayed. My wife mentors younger black women and I mentor men. We’ve been together 25 years and the functional, loving, black spiritual family has been part of the central goal of much of our life work. Not to hate on brother Al or Jesse, but I’ve read the works of many of those you interviewed, and I went to college with Bill Cosby’s daughter!! Self empowerment is the key and forgiveness is the power we as black men need to tap into. Thanks for your work. I am down in the Raleigh area and would like to volunteer myself to help in any work that you have that extends into this region. Be blessed. MM

    p.s. I’m buying the video (but not from the barber store brother)

  16. alan
    August 19, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    I just finished watching you on c-span. wow! Finally, a man that wants to stand up and speak the truth about a race in our country who has been taken advantage of and lied to by others in their race/ethnic group in order to make money and further their political goals. I have been ranting and raving about people like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP and how they are creating victims in the Black Community for years. I guess these people think that if they keep the people ignorant of the truth and make them feel like victims then they will continue to make money and have a job in the future. They make me sick! People, no matter the color, need to be responsible for themselves, for their actions, for their future. Through the hard work of MLK and other great men like him, we have a society where the possibilities are endless no matter your color, race, or ethnic group or even socio-economic status. The problem with me stating these things is i’m made out to be a racist because i’m white. Telling the truth is not popular nowadays, especially when ones comments are directed at a race other than his own. Your film, especially if it’s seen by enough people, will open some blind eyes. That is my prayer, at least. God Bless you for speaking out. We need more men like you:willing to speak the painful and unpopular truth. It is also my hope that more white people will watch this film. We need to see that the “hip hop” and “rap” crowd is not indicative of the black community as a whole. Too often young, black men are portrayed in the media as these types. How often do you see a black man portrayed as something other than an athlete, musician, or thug? Rarely! The perception has become all black men fit into one of these categories. And that simply isn’t the truth. Thanks for documenting the Truth.

  17. John Sharkey
    August 19, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    I just saw the CSPAN interview and then ordered the film. Mr. Morton, I applaud your noble and straightforward effort and will attempt to get as many people as I can to watch and embrace “positive” talk that will hopefully expose ALL unreal and negative racial stereotypes that lurk within our society. Thank you for NOT pandering toward extreme dysfunctional ‘solutions’.

  18. Kecia
    August 19, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    Dear Mr. Morton,

    I have not had the opportunity to view your project, but I was quite impressed with the clips shown on CSPAN this evening. Ironically, I had watched earlier “The 8th Annual State of the Black Nation” and wondered to myself did you attend that conference?

    Mr. Morton, there is much to do as an individual and as a population of people and I applaud you for doing your part in opening up dialog using your mind. I was so happy to see a black man not using a song or dance routine as the vehicle to get attention.

    You deserve all the health, wealth and prosperity that comes your way. My only request of you: stay true to the truth, keep your nose to the ground like a hound, and treat yourself well.
    Dr. King said (paraphrased) “..I may not make it to the promised land with you, but we will get there.” Your project is one more advancement.

    Love and respect

  19. August 19, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    Dear Mr. Morton,
    I just saw your interview with Brian Lamb on C-Span. It was brilliant. I am an Event Planner and I immediately thought of all of the black men (and people in general) that I know for whom I would love to organize a screening of your movie. I think that it is “right on point” about so many things. The negative perception is out there and it has been well-crafted in/by the media for some time, years, maybe forever. I have lived for years, off and on, outside of the US and it always shocked me whenever I got back here after being away for a awhile, just how images of black men are manipulated to make everyone feel like they are to be feared and that they are just not trustworthy. In any event, I remember coming back to the US in after being away once again, and listening to the news. The results of the supposed study was repeated again and again. I admit, I believed it to! How sad, especially because I know that much in the news is a lie and we should all be smarter than that. Well, I could go on because during your discussion you made so many important points, but I’ll end here, for now. Kindly contact me if you think that you would like to be a part of my “movie screening” in New York.
    Great work!!! Toni B.

  20. August 19, 2007 at 10:30 pm

    You have made a powerful and timely film, Mr. Morton. EVERYONE of any ethnicity should see this film. What has happened to Blacks since the taking of Dr King is appalling. And what is worse the Latinos are headed down that same deadend street.

  21. Tony
    August 19, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Viral Marketing. Spread the word about the film and website. If each of us send one hundred websites and tell them to do the same, we’ll have a real dialogue in this country and will start to “free the peoples minds!”

  22. Seanre Harding
    August 20, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I just finished viewing the interview on C-Span and I have too admit I am guilty of falling into that more JAIL than COLLEGE mentality. I will definitely purchase a LEGAL copy of the film and began a discuss. I truly think there is alot of young and old African American and other nationalities than should take a look at the film. I have one question: Did Brian Lamb finally check your hand?

  23. Mazal Israel
    August 20, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Mr. Morton,
    In watching you on C-Span tonight,I had to comment and share some of my research and study with you. I heard when you said that Black people need to know who they are. Well, allow me to take you on a journey.Black people history is Biblical according to research and study.Gen:15:13 a group of people was prophesied to into slavery for 400 years and the same group of people was told by their GOD in Deuteronomy 28:68 that he was going to send them int Egypt again but this time by ships where they would be sold unto their enenmies…….We as a people,must wake up. I was listening to what you said about the Jessie Jackson’s and the comments being made about the NAACP, and you are so correct I have been knowing and I have been studying for a long,long time but the media is not going to recognize me or anything that I have uncover,because they know that it is the truth about the Black man’s true identity I discovered that the Holy Bible is a coded Book. The secret is out and it is the poor,pitiful,downtrodden,ignorant,dumb,and crazy Black Man’s true history Book,especially the Old Testament.I have the proof because I have the books. Black people was taught the way they are we are going to have to educate our own Children and write their own curriculm,but we cannot do that until we get our minds back.

  24. Seanre Harding
    August 20, 2007 at 12:13 am

    I just finished viewing the interview on C-Span and I have to admit I am guilty of falling into that more JAIL than COLLEGE mentality. I will definitely purchase a LEGAL copy of the film and began a discuss. I truly think there are alot of young and old African American and other nationalities than should take a look at the film. I have one question: Did Brian Lamb finally shake your hand? (post edited version)

  25. Sighcy
    August 20, 2007 at 12:14 am

    What should be the next project for Janks Morton? American Media: the biggest barrier between American people and truth is American media. Since media has vested interest in fame, fortune and voice domination, it has no other choice but to gatekeep and manipulate truth. Additionally, American media primarily acts as a protector of its real audiences, corrupt politicans and greedy corporations.

  26. August 20, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Great interview and I will purchase this film shortly. I also plan to add a link to your website to my site this evening. Your film seems to bring a message that has long been missing in communities for a very long time. I must agree with one of the previous writers who stated that has a a white person speaking this he was viewed as racist. Unfortunately many of our race would not speak the “Truth” due to the repercussions possibly felt in our communities.
    Good luck and I will spread the word here in Alaska

  27. Michael
    August 20, 2007 at 12:35 am

    Just saw the CSPAN interview in Hawaii, too.
    It does seem to be a little overrepresented by “conservatives”, for
    lack of a better word. Before drawing any conclusions, however,
    I will buy the film and view it.

    The “jail/college” dichotomy is a two-edge sword –
    both not reporting AND reporting can be problematic
    for different reasons – but like you say, the problem is not the actual numbers – but the idea that they automatically think it is “jail”.
    But, its a little disingenuous to not include black men on parole, probation, etc as well as jail – that is actually the typical comparison – and would put the corrections system over the college, I believe. The fact that it is even close among the general population is still pretty bad. You should have shown the white ratio – likely 10x to 20x higher.

    It also seems like you come to some big conclusions – like
    the NAACP and the government are only out for money, their own self-interest – while that maybe true – again, the lack of balance of what both sides are doing – may hurt the legitimacy of the film – since now I am just relying on you and the other speakers words – maybe true, maybe untrue, maybe somewhere in between. Again, after a viewing I will have a better sense.

    Certainly, everyone can agree about some basic issues about black men’s difficulties in today’s society – and families – since all families are facing similar issues – blacks just disproportionately.

    Blacks can still be more self-reliant while expecting redress of some grievances from the government (reparations, other) – other ethnicities do it.
    And agreed – the media or someone needs to present REAL black and white, for that matter, role models – instead of sports heros and celibrities. Shaquillle O’Neal telling black kids to read is a farce – better to have your friend the real estate agent – a normal, regular guy, making a decent living, a real model for the average black kid or any kid. Or certainly that famous black surgeon – his name escapes me – those are role models.

    Enough – glad you made it – in general – criticisms aside.
    I can sense your own frustrations – and maybe ultimately
    as you say, the movie is more about you – and maybe that portrayal
    is the most important.

  28. August 20, 2007 at 12:35 am

    I watched C-span Q amd A today Sinday August 19,2007
    i seen the film you,on the show and in the film appear smooth,refined,and to the point. No rough edges.

    Whatever image, needs to be elevated. Lyrics need to be elevated, Example;
    ghetto lyrics need to be elevated, It reflects that moment over to success.
    points in ghetto lyrics to get out dof it . mto get them out,stratehies to GET THEM OUT OF IT. JANK, you will get them out with your films if noone does.

    I would like to reads songs,add on,and/or convert them. This may be an idea for your next film? Where can I find these songs convert them and send them to you?

  29. August 20, 2007 at 12:39 am

    ghetto lyrics need to be elevated,converted,extended to success to get them out. Jank,your film is smooth,refined,to the point. The world needs you.

  30. August 20, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Dear Bro. Morton
    Let me first thank you for having the Courage to “Tell It”. I’m 44 and proud Father to Six childern all from the same womb. I enjoyed the interview to the full*ist* and can’t wait to get a Copy of your Work. I love to see the amazement when some folk encounter a Brillant Black Man. Mr. Lamb could not believe the fact that you put most of this production togather alone. Finally I would love to give you My Story of the other side of the getto plite. How to raise a Family and Stay Married for 25 years. I know that there is a small minority of “US” Black Men that are in the Fight to Give our Children what We might not have had, Also I feel that the Creator sent you to tell Both sides of the Story. Your confidents is solid. and it is “All about the money”
    May the blessings of heaven rest upon You and your Family.
    Peace …

  31. Fannie Shelton
    August 20, 2007 at 1:08 am

    Congratulations, Mr. Morton, an excellent Q & A program on C-Span tonight!
    It seemed that Brian Lamb was truly mystified by both the content and the process of your development of “What Black Men Think”. I applaud him for having you on the program. He is a skilled interviewer and you were eloquent and straightforward in your responses.
    I alerted my friends and family across country that you would be on the program and shared the Washington Post article. Now we all will buy the DVD.
    Finally, you have exploded myths and given facts. Continue this work.
    Much success,
    F.T. Shelton

  32. August 20, 2007 at 1:15 am

    I saw your interview on C-span tonight by accident and I was very impressed. Mr. Morton you have done a great thing in making this movie. You are obviously a very talented person and wish you great sucess in the future. I think that your premise that black men have been demonized in America is certainly true. I live in Nebraska and I want to tell you that bigoty is alive and well in this area as well as other places. I do think that when you mention that in the last forty years things have gone downhill re: unwed births, no fathers,etc. that this applies just as much to the white community–it is an American thing. Here in NE we have 43% unwed births among non whites and 37% among whites. The difference is probably statistically insignificant. The advanced thinking whites can lend support here but certainly approaching this from within the black community is needed and the key. Again thank you for what you have done.

  33. Margaret LyBurtus
    August 20, 2007 at 1:29 am

    By chance, (or God,s grace:) I just saw your c-span interview and was very impressed with you, your morals and views and your filmmaking. As a great grandmother (only 57) of multiracial children and grandchildren, I have lived in both worlds, so to speak. Your have hit the nail on the head. I am so happy to see this work and believe it will be THE most powerful tool in the future to bring about change in our society. This is a wonderful educational tool to help the people of the world begin to work towards tolerance of other races and love of oneself.
    As a former video production student, I think it was very well done. For years I have been wanting to do something like you have done to promote open birth records and family preservation ( I was a victim of the baby scoop era and I lost my first child to adoption in the 60’s) If I ever do, I would like to model it after your film when interviewing those affected by adoption. In fact if your not busy 🙂 give me a call and your could co-produce and I will help you do “What Black Women Think”:)(I am white but I can round up some of my black family):)
    You are blessed you have found your purpose, may God guide you along the way.

  34. Ron
    August 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

    thanks for the film………….very thought provoking.

    Best wishes

  35. itcanbeifuwillit
    August 20, 2007 at 2:14 am

    I saw your c-span interview and saw you for the right winged demigod you are. Who would give the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson a platform to spew his hatred for anyone of his own color. You claimed to have interviewed leading black scholars but wheres Naim Akbar, Marimba Ani, Joy Leary, Wade Nobles…, the list goes on. You went to the same ole tired conservatives the conservative white media turns to insult black america shelby steele, john mcwhorter, jesse lee peterson and then tried to convince us your not in line with them when you argued your self that the problem is our 1) black leaders sold us out and 2) racism though it may exipst isnt really a problem. Those are 2 halmarks of the black conservative elite. Any fool with a brain can see that there are issues within our community that must change but any “doculouge” on our condition in this day and time that does not included a serious African Centered perspective on our condition is a useless docu”drama”. It may play well for those mindless Africans who, as christian drones, have been forced to join the right cause passa said Jessus wont bless them if they dont (no offense to JC) but it wont sell here. Watch the ill informed label me as liberal and African Centered

  36. Terrence Simpson
    August 20, 2007 at 8:46 am

    Thank you for a thought provoking film. I think you have eloquently articulated what many of us have been feeling for a very long time, that is, that pseudo intellectuals like Dyson, and hack activists like Sharpton, have taken it upon themselves to set a radical agenda for our community, and that reasonable people must take it back. Instead of wasting our energy and resources protesting an insignificant shock jock, and instead of glorifying and mystifying angry criminals like Tupac, we need to return to the bread and butter issues of education, economics, and family. Men like Bill Cosby, and the multitude of brilliant intellectuals you’ve presented in your film, get it. These men need to be the leading voices of our community, not pinko hacks like Dyson and his cohorts!

    Peace be unto you, brother.

  37. Roger
    August 20, 2007 at 8:57 am

    I watched Mr. Morton on one of the PBS channels in the atlanta area and his comments validated what I have felt for some time. I am buying the product in hopes of learning more. I have served in law enforcement for 30 years and the negative has so plainly been high-lighted in the media. I know from my persoanl observations that many more blacks are educated, working and producing positve families, ideas, and culture than ever before. Why is that not high-lighted? I am a white male who remains concerned.

  38. August 20, 2007 at 9:12 am

    While channel surfing Sunday night I stumbled upon C-Span’s Q&A program. It was, to say the least, an enlightening and provocative presentation. Congratulations to Mr. Morton for having the foresight and fortitude to try and tackle such an important and complicated problem. “What Black Men Think” I’m confident has the promise, intellectual honesty and graphic reality to become the most important body of work since “Roots”.

    As someone who works continuously to try and bring awareness and problem solving to what ails the Black community, especially the overrepresentation of young men in jails and prisons, there is little doubt that if we can manage to get thousands upon thousands of African American parents, community leaders, elected officials, teachers, clergy, journalists and young people themselves to actually take time …. sit down together … and view the Morton interview and then view the film we could conceivably start a national discussion and hopefully usher in a renewed renaissance in thinking and acting in 2008 and beyond.

    Let’s get busy,

    Bruce Lightner, Chairman
    Martin Luther King Committee, Inc.
    Raleigh, North Carolina

  39. Phillip Garrett
    August 20, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your hard work and speaking up on our issues. I saw you last night on C-Span and you are truely an inspiration to me. Not only do you resemble Martin Luther King Jr. I feel you have his will to continue the struggle. We are in the process of starting a group called 1+1 to help the community in Tampa,FL. If we don’t help each other who will. If there is any info or literature you could send through e-mail it would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. I believe the prison to college ratio is distorted because our prison sentences are much longer than we tend to stay in college.

  40. Phillip Garrett
    August 20, 2007 at 9:36 am

    I also recalled him refer to Mr. Morton as a one man band. Life is a puzzle, we must all play our part.

    If we don’t help each other, who will?
    1+1=?

  41. Jackie
    August 20, 2007 at 10:35 am

    Mr Morton, I was delighted to stumble upon your interview on C-Span. It was refreshing. I was also thrilled that you had the foresight to include conservatives in your piece. We need all of the minds in our community solving these problems. The jail/college question got me. I was wrong. I am sending a copy of your film to my sons. God bless you brother.

  42. BARAK-GIRL
    August 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Mr. Morton, I watched you on C-Span and was very proud to see that there ARE some black men who are aware enough to know that something needs to be done to move us forward. Many discuss it and then go back to their comfortable surroundings and forget about the masses who are lost in society without any type of help from those who have made it. I am ashamed of what our race has come to. I don’t mean that in a mean way, but to even encounter a polite and courteous black man or teen makes me feel happy and proud now-a-days because there are so few. I feel that integration was a small snow ball but from 1964, it has rolled down the hill and is now an avalanche which has swallowed up all those in the way of it. I see no positive thing that has come from forcing people together or bussing children from one section to another. I watched it happen and was happy that I had already graduated because I knew that people were going to get hurt and that it would not be the majority race. Our black people were hurt from the very beginning. When you take poor as church mice ghetto children and place them in ‘Vanstory Hills,’ you are going to make some very angry children become even more angry and self-esteem-less. I pray that my open communication does not anger anyone, but that it opens dialog for change. I am ove 60 and I have seen a lot and I believe I can bring some positive insight to the situation. God bless! Peace & Love to all.

  43. Lori
    August 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    I also just happened to tune into the Q&A program and found your film and the discussion to be very informative and thought-provoking. I would like other people to view your film, hear your comments, and as you said, begin engaging in dialogue. I think there are many positive attitude readjustments and subsequent actions that could come out of this. I commend you Mr. Morton from bringing these issues to the forefront. Good luck with your future plans.

    Also, just FYI – I’m not African-American, but I am concerned about the influence of hip-hop music/culture in my Native-American community and the potentially negative effects it may have by influencing our youth about intolerance and stereotyping. I would like to learn more about the different perspectives on African Americans’ portrayal in the media and how to teach young, impressionable minds to think critically about such issues. I definitely appreciated your ideas and your viewpoints.

  44. mde
    August 20, 2007 at 12:41 pm

    Conservative revisionism hits the black community. I watched a little of Mr. Janks Cspan spot and came away disturbed. This morning I googled the film title and came to this blog. Now I have gotten the gist of the documentary, (without having seen it I admit), but Mr. Janks, (and his coMcwhorts), apparently blame the “government” and the “media” for the misperception of black men – *yawn*. If Mr. Janks really wants to be objective, instead of just swilling the kool aid, then of course his next documentary should address the nefarious impact of the conservatives’ war on drugs and religion on the black community, not unique to the black community, but the current real problems. First, just skim “God is Not Great”, (C. Hitchens), then contemplate the following: What single issue united William F. Buckley, the godfather of conservatism, and Ira Glasser, ex-head of the ACLU? Answer: Ending drug prohibition. Religion and Drugs are united too. Religion is a mass hallucination that allows people to believe that there is something other than life. While making a joyful noise, believers put off for another day what needs to be urgently addressed now. The more piety the more procrastination. This has been going on in the black community for over a hundred and fifty years! Second, drug prohibition, like alcohol prohibition – a completely failed policy, is the basis for 90% of the case law that has shredded the fourth amendment which now reads: We are throwing this young black man in jail (forever) because under the totality of the circumstances, the police acted in good faith, and if they didn’t it was only harmless error. (W. Rehnquist) Drug prohibition is the gift that keeps on giving, no one is immune to its charm and easy money, even though if you read Freakonomics you discover that most drug dealers live at home with their mothers and earn on average – less than the minimum wage. Just remember who built Las Vegas and where that money came from. Now there is some money to follow! Drugs also provide a personal sanctuary that allows anyone to avoid their cruel reality – a perfectly understandable and universal palliative – making this basic need illegal is disgusting and has rent the black community asunder. Now if education is the only way out, how in the world could Mr. Janks suggest that the government, i.e. the sole source for an affordable education, be taken down? Second, yes the media sensationalizes crime, much of which over the past 30 years stems from consequences of the drug war, which has dispartelty affected the black community, but contrary to the implciations of the right wing, who runs on a platform of “Law and Order”? I.e. which party benefits and has benefited from a constant barrage of arbitrary mayhem? Whose last name sounds like Murder…? If the effect of this DVD is to allow the Republican menace (conservatives) more time to destroy this country, then Janks must be challenged. Making more black people, homophobic, anti-intellectual, xenophobic, reactionary and comfortable saying to hell with the unfortunate (i.e. the five pillars of conservatism) is NOT going to help anybody.

  45. Naphtali Bruce
    August 20, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you Janks for a consice and direct debunking of the Black men in college vs jail myth. You do it without anger and with positive subleness.As a sel-described “regular guy” on C-Span last night, you inspire me to want to despell some other myths about us regarding family, black women, children, and political views. Yes we can be the “edge” of the coin, and most of us from parents who wer married long time and are now in our early fifties are JUST that. I haven’t watched the whole move yet, but it is high on my “to do” list.

  46. August 20, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    I caught you program, and let me say it was one of the best on TV. When as black male are we going to quit paying lip service to our problem and seek ways to fix them? I fill like our black leadership has forgotten from where they came from.

    I believe it is time we as black male take back all the things that was fought so hard for in the civil right movement It is hard to get todays young black males to understand that there is no future in becoming a ward of the State. we must seek better ways of solving our problems.As a black male we do not need white society to tell us that we have the highest prison rate and out of wed birth rate.

    God knows there is enough blame to go around, and everything that goes wrong in black society is not cause by whites. The majority of black people problem is crestive by blacks. Let us except the challenge today to make a change in black society. Let us start exchanging ideas and way to fix the problems that faces black America

    here is my email address for those out there that is will to make a change.I deal with youth all the time, and would love to hear from you. I can be reached at citofcomp@go.com. Mr. mortin have give us a platform to work from, because now we know that thgere is a problem.

    I hope to hear from all real black men out there that is sick and tired of the negative image of black males. A hardy Bravo Zulu to Mr.Martin

  47. Andrea W.
    August 20, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    First and foremost, Mr. Janks Morton I must applaud you for taking a step that is critical to the improvement of OUR blackcommunity. Your interview or should i say OUR interview on C-Span last night had me boiling over with expectancy! (OUR = all who feel the same way you feel Mr. Morton) Here i am a 23 year old African -American women, a wife (legally),a mother of a 3 year old, and a college student. As i write this comment i find myself almost frustrated because there’s so much to say. I’m crying out for OUR black men, OUR black women ,and OUR black children. Many of OUR great leaders are dying off . It’s refreshing to see new positive leaders arise. For the last year Ifound myself saying “WHO WILL BE OUR VOICE FOR THIS UNTOWARD GENERATION”? Mr. Morton after viewing your interview i have come to the realization that OUR GENERATION IS NO LONGER HOPELESS. YOU have started the beginning of a major movement.I will be OUR voice, all who tuned in i challenge you to be OUR voice one day at a time. I will start with doing better with my education. After watching the interview I felt like driving down streets this morning and screaming “WAKE UP”. THERE’S MORE TO LIFE. I will buy the dvd AND START gathering groups together to view it. Hek if no one will come to me then i will go to them. That’s how passionate i feel about it. Knowlegde is power,but if you don’t do anything with it or share your knowledge with others it only benefits yourself . Let’s stop being selfish and crabs in a bucket. It’s time to uplift OUR black community’s. If you see trash on the street pick it up, If the grass needs to be cut, you cut it! If a crime happens you report it.
    Mr. Morton i’m interested in being part of this movement please keep me updated with the progress of your film .
    FOREVER BLACK AND LOVING IT

  48. Nilotic
    August 20, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    The documentary is interesting in theory, and I feel it will be a subject of a prolonged examination of the situation. With so many ills in our house it is true we as a people are in a critical state. If men could just own up to the part they have not played in the black family that would be the first step in healing the women and the children.

  49. Andrea W.
    August 20, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    HOW DARE WE COME TO A CONCRETE OPINION WITH OUT FIRST REVIEWING THE FILM. Yes this is American and the free speech is fine. This is the problem with the black community every one’s fighting against each other instead of WORKING TOGETHER!

  50. Chris Michael
    August 20, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    Mr Morton, my name is Chris Michael, I was up late last night and I had happened to see your show and you were discussing the topic of racism among the community of Americans.
    I was studying what you had to say and you are right, there is a problem in the community with stereotypes and classifications. I believe classifications are a gateway toward stereotypes and I also believe that they will not go away due to how we are raised as children.
    As a child we are taught the fundamentals and building blocks to set up our own classification for the future. For example being taught that a banana is a banana, we would not call it a pear. The child then learns that the banana is in fact a banana and it’s classifications that follow it can be recognized, so therefore that child wouldn’t relate the banana toward anything else.
    Children also learn about different types of people, some are light skin, some darker, some are old, some are of youth, and that nearly every hair color and face is distinctive. The child starts recognizing certain traits and attributes toward different types of people, animals, and objects. Thats how children indicate the truth and facts around them. Children, the base of our society, observe us and take mental notes about everything. So, when children are raised in different scenarios and when they have to adapt to a different scenario they aren’t familiar with everything they thought was truth. So if two different children meet, they’ll be taking mental notes about one another. They don’t understand that everyone is nearly the same and that different scenarios affect the way a person reacts and thinks. But ignorance and stupidity (also classifications) mold us to think that stereotypes are real. And once we think the stereotype is real we’ll start trying to point them out more often. Repetition is the best way to learn. So when people hear that they are something their not over and over again they’ll start to believe it. If you tell a beautiful person they are ugly they’ll try to find every attribute upon their body that is ugly. So in order to destroy racism you have to destroy classifications such as beautiful, ugly, tall, short, skinny, fat, and everything else used to describe someone and the situation. If we keep saying racism exists that will open up the fact that it’s okay. If we keep swearing how is someone supposed to have a clean mouth?
    The whole topic is simple yet so confusing because it is already out of control.

  51. August 20, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    Dear Janks,

    If Jesus Christ was a black man, he would be just like you. Somehow
    you have absorbed the very nature of Jesus Christ and the God in me can see the God in you. Your movie was so touching and so true.

    I would like to make one showing that religion has hidden the gospel with all their manmade traditions and commandments. Jesus’ message never did get
    off the ground, but with people like you I think it has a chance!

  52. August 20, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I am so impressed with your work of love and care.
    You truly are loving your neighbor as yourself and speaking up so changes can be made in the way we treat each other.

  53. Nilotic
    August 20, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    mbe is on point. Religion is our downfall. It separates people and divides communities. Education is okay but we don’t share it with each other. Tuskegee University is in Macon County Alabama. The school system is second from the bottom in Alabama rating just ahead of Lownes County where the black panther hail from. What the hell is going on?

  54. Owen Ireland
    August 20, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    I called you about one-half hour ago. You are very busy so I scrolled your website and saw basically what I wanted to ask, the responses to last night. I am doing research on Emotional Responses and the Religious Life. I noticed that many responders did not clearly indicate an awareness that you weren’t trying to solve any social problem, rather, “unlocking the block” to rational thinking, particularly blacks. Self image problems for whites are pretty common too, as you know. Of course I know that wasn’t the point last night. Have I stated that correctly? If I have, it was very effective for me, At 80 years of age and in the ministry the latter part of the boom years I am quite familiar with the emotional reaction described in your program last night. Thank you

  55. Yvonne Dowd
    August 20, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    Janks,

    Thank you . . . I’ve told all my friends.

  56. Nupe84
    August 20, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I have spread the word via email to some of my friends. I saw you (Janks) on CSPAN last night and had the audio from your interview in the backround as I was working. I live in Houston, Texas and I wish there was some way to get this film shown somewhere here in town.

    I feel enlightned and I am glad that this dialogue has started. I think it was very brave of you to put this out there for ALL to see and hear. I will order a copy before the end of the week.

    THANKS AGAIN JANKS.

  57. Nick Nelson
    August 20, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    At last! — recognition that there is grammatical and eloquent commentary and leadership within the black community that thinks independently and produces brilliant documentaries that shame the Michael Moore commentariat. To a Juan Williams, one wishes Mr. Morton could have added a Bill Cosby, a Ward Connerly, a Harold Ford and many other black _thinkers_ who, one hopes, will finally displace the Al Sharptons, Jesse Jacksons, Cornell Wests and Julian Bonds, as well as those who preach that serious attention to manners and scholarship is “jus’ actin’ white”. When Condoleezza Rice, Richard D. Parsons, Colin Powell and Vernon Jordan (all of whom knew their fathers) are at least as well-known and well-respected as (and healthier than) “Wilt” and “Magic”; when black boys put as much time and effort into their studies as into their “hook shot” we can expect even greater progress. (All this from a 78-year-old Caucasian who claims status as an honorary Black Man and wishes to see and hear _much_ more from Janks Morton than just the little bit on C-SPAN last night — his insights and humor should be put to much more use on most any subject, but the one he chose is a great start).

  58. Nocturnal Cougar
    August 20, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    rowr raa rrrr rufff reeewwou

  59. ML Donnelly
    August 20, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    It was the weekend and I love to check out what’s happening on Q&A. I was immediately drawn into the conversation. ( I stopped watching the LPGA to continue with Q&A)

    I know that your work was devinely guided, because God always shows up at the right time. Never one minute too soon or too late. He knows exactly when we are ready for a message of such importance.

    The quality of the material was outstanding. The thought behind each question was so perfectly expressed. I have read all of the comments on the blog to this point and I think that all of us are in agreement ( save one or two) that this film is what we all need now. For too long we have all lived with the Great Society mentality. Having grown up in the 60’s and been a student of government, it was amazing to see that everyone bought into the the idea that we were entitled to have all of our needs met.

    My mother was a single mother with 5 children. Not once did she ask any government agency for assistance. She just worked as many jobs as needed to make sure her children had food and clothes. (most, I might add, were purchased at the Next to New store.) She was self reliant and knew that because she was persistent her children would be well taken care. ( She, also knew the importance of the tithe and God’s faithfulness.)

    Janks, I don’t care what color a person is or what their socio-economic status is, we live in the greatest country the world have ever seen. And because of people like you and all the people that saw and will purchase your video this will make a difference like the country hasn’t seen in 40 years.

    It is time for all of us to pull up our socks and step up to the plate. We all can make a difference one person at a time.

    Thank you so much for all your work. God Bless You and God Bless the greatest country in the world, AMERICA.

    By the way, I’m a 50 something white middle class women that cares what happens to ALL God’s children.

  60. Howard J
    August 20, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    I too came across the C-SPAN interview while channel surfing, and caught it right on time. Outstanding. Thank you for your earnestness and honesty, exposing our ugly underbelly without anger, shame or equivocation…and all these 1980’s-and-onward wannabe afroradicals elsewhere in this blogline can just flush it, and go do some more reading and praying…their young asses don’t have a clue, really, into the most profound references you make toward historical black identity, black action, black power and black pride. They’ll learn, hopefully, if they can just get over themselves, this tv/movie mentality, and deal with themselves and each other with honesty—simple honesty and integrity, just as you have endeavored to do with this video…(I just bought it on Amazon); then, in our communities, we’ll have, as Sly Stone wrote, “youth and truth are making love/take that for a starter…dying young is hard to face/selling out is harder”…
    HJJazz

  61. CNA
    August 20, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Mr. Morton,

    I found your interview on c-span by accident, and it was a fortunate accident. I applaud your efforts and hope that it motivates some black men to improve their lives.

    I am accustomed to Brian Lamb’s questions, and I thought he was attempting to draw out information so that others who watched my try to replicate or even improve upon what you have already done. I don’t see a conspiracy under every rock and tree.

    Good luck and keep on moving forward.

  62. alan
    August 20, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    mde ,you are so far off. it is sad to read the scribbling and babbling nonsense of one who obviously has bought into the lies that are exposed by Mr. Morton. i feel bad for you…really, i do. you honestly think that religion is bad but drugs are good? our government is wrong for prohibitting people from abusing drugs? do you think that addiction and the problems it causes is a good thing? if you ever gave Jesus a real chance to make a change in your life, you wouldn’t feel the way you do….and your “cruel reality” would be a great existence without the need for drugs. i’ll pray for you.,

  63. Susie Jones
    August 20, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Mr Morton,
    I was and am so impressed with your film and comments with Mr Lamb last evening. I am a sixty-five year old Black female and I can honestly say that I’ve never been so impressed with an intelligent Black man as I was last evening.
    You made us all PROUD!!! I sure hope that your film is viewed by the Black community, male and female. I am so glad to hear a refreshing voice from the wilderness. Keep up the good work.

  64. Spider the Artist
    August 21, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I am Black, I am Yellow, I am White, I am Brown, I am Red. I am Human.

    We are far more Related to one another than we’re not.

    Yet we seek the most intricate ways to divide ourselves. Dualism is the Great Lie.

    Your Feelings are not Who you Are — do not let them make your Choices for you.

    Your Politics, your Ideologies and your Opinions are Irrelevant, especially when it comes to Loving your Neighbor.

    Thank you, Mr. Morton. Your message of Peace, Practicality, Courage and Commitment resonates in the True Hearts of all Humans. Do not let the Plagues of Vanities deter you from your Message.

  65. Clarence Hudson
    August 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Saw the piece on C-Span ordered the film today.

  66. August 21, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    I saw the C-Span interview and it left me feeling hopeful. I’m 46 years old and I work for a the MTA in NYC and I run my own small business as well. I’m glad to see like minded people who understand what REAL black people are all about.
    I grew up poor & black but NOT STUPID. I’m confident that very soon; young SMART blacks will wake up and begin to turn their backs on the foolish amongst us. When I was growing up…teenage pregnancy, criminal activity, drug use, ghetto behavior, lazyness and general stupidity were not to be emulated. Those who continue to follow a path of ignorance will perish…it’s that simple.
    I’ve ordered the DVD…Good job Janks !!!

  67. August 21, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Kevin T – I can guide you directly to the “inner city” in Baltimore. In east BaltimoreI suggest you stand at the corner of Mounument Street and Montford Ave ( the street where I lived and watched turn into a ghetto) and when your done and aren’t dead from a drive by shooting, then go to the west side of Baltimore to McCullough st and Pennsylvania Avenue, where you are eve more likely to be shot.

  68. Bob Garcia
    August 22, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    NEW FILM PROJECT FOR JANKS MORTON (or anyone brave enough to attack the myths):
    THE MYTHS: Opponents of the recently failed immigration law are xenophobic and racist.
    THE TRUTH: 1) Immigration policy past and recently proposed perpetuates a contemporary version of slavery.
    2) Our immigration policy sustains a subclass of underpaid, under educated who are economically oppressed by agribusiness.
    3) This subclass of illegals essentially work for slave-wages; and as argued by Southerners before the Civil War, “It is necessary for our economy.”
    4) Our policies ask us to promote the existence of this subclass by not enforcing current immigration law and not maintaining boarder integrity (no new laws required if the old enforced).
    5) Politicians favoring these policies insult our intelligence by feigning sympathy for these workers.
    6) In this free country, some of these workers will unavoidably become upwardly mobile, thus a continuous new supply of illegals must be maintained and some version of amnesty devised that will secure and encourage this flow.
    7) Our policies vis-a-vis Latin American countries and our southern boarders enable these countries to avoid the economic consequences of their corrupt governments. Consequently, we prolong economic deprivation and delay attainment of full human rights and economic opportunity for the citizens of these countries.
    8) Those who support our current immigration policy are of the same mind-set as Civil War Democrats who fought to perpetuate slavery.

  69. mde
    August 22, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    ALAN,

    Sorry you felt the need to insult me, and really your comments do not deserve a response, BUT, because I am so concerned that Mr. Morton’s DVD will ultimately be a veiled fund raising attempt for conservatives who hate government – at the expense of the black community (and the rest of the country) – I feel compelled. I am also sorry that I got you upset, discussion of god does that. I realize my insights will not change your mind because as a religionist, you are used to really, really, really “believing” things without evidence or proof, hence, no evidence or proof will work on you. (see Jonathan Swift)
    If you care to investigate my allegations about the war on drugs’ impact on the black community there is plenty of that, I only paraphrase my friend. So don’t pray, read. Praying is just ceremonial wishing. And yes the “impact” of religion is bad, very, very bad, on the black community and any half-baked objective investigation would show that. As for do I think drugs are “good”, I don’t recall saying that, I said the “impact” of the drug war was bad, very, very bad. Mr. Morton’s DVD is about “impact” on the black community. This really isn’t the forum to discuss drugs but suffice it to say drugs are chemicals; they don’t know how to be good or bad. Plus, from time in memoriam, humans have used psychoactive drugs to alter their consciousness’, so a little perspective would be helpful. (See Andrew Weil) The most harmful drugs are legal and regulated, because of the influence (no pun intended) of big institutions. The Catholic church had enough clout to protect wine, and baseball owners allowed beer to be consumed, oh, and don’t forget, if it weren’t for tobacco you wouldn’t be writing anything here because there wouldn’t be a United States government to complain about. Plus beer was distilled at least 7000 years ago. I think you need to realize that drugs are just chemicals and then research the impact of truly harmful chemicals i.e. salt, for one, sugar, fat, if you did so objectively, without belief and bias, you would find that opiates would be way, way down on the list. But again, my point in raising the issue of drugs was to parse out Mr. Morton’s apparent conclusion that seems to be the same tired canard cooked up by flaccid Reaganites: that government is the problem. It is not the government it is the policy or the administration that can be the problem. For instance, during the 80’s the crack epidemic, homelessness, and AIDS spread precisely because of this conservative anti-government whining and hysteria. That is – nobody did anything to help anybody else! (see Ted Kennedy or WWJD indeed???) So, no scribblin’ and babblin’ nonsense here, just opinion backed with personal insight, something you seem to be familiar with too, right?

    Peace to you brother

  70. August 22, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Mr. Morton for doing this film. I have concerns with it, especially the black conservative do-nothings in the film.

    But I don’t doubt your intentions on bit, despite them. I’ve bought the DVD, and await the next installment.

    PS., thanks for addressing one of the concerns on my blog.

    Regards,

    Caged Lion

  71. Gil Winters
    August 22, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    I caught the tail end of Janks Morton being interviewed by Brian Lamb on CSPAN’s Q&A program (see link below). I was quite moved by this man’s effort. I also intend to purchase Mr. Morton’s movie in an effort to support his message and spread it to as many friends as possible.

    One disappointing point, Mr. Morton directs people to Amazon.com to purchase his movie. Several of our leaders, and I do view Mr. Morton as a leader, often produce great bodies of work and then chose to distribute them through a vehicle that’s not black owned. The most immediate example that comes to mind is Tavis Smiley’s, The Convenant. Tavis spent a weekend talking about the State of the Black Union, partly about creating and supporting black businesses and when it came it time to sell his book, he promoted Amazon.com like there was no tomorrow. Yes, Amazon probably sponsored this State of the Black Union, but Tavis has enough pull to make his sponsors do it his way (or does he?).

    I encourage Mr. Morton to reach out to smaller, black-owned business as his main means of distribution. I understand Amazon can get What Black Men Think distributed to more people and faster, but I suggest Mr. Morton put 2 or 3 black-owned distribution options on his site to give people the choice of purchasing from Amazon or from a black-owned distributor.

    Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox. Mr. Morton, your work is important, your docu-log needs to be seen, and I thank you for your community leadership.

    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=200322-1&tID=5

  72. Barbara
    August 23, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    Mr. Morton,
    Are you avalible to speak to young Black men, high school age? I am on the Board of Education in my community.

    Our Superintendent of Schools stated that many of our Black men are not reading a grade level some are as low as 3rd grade when they are sent to the high school. We are working on this as a district but I believe that the missing piece is the fact that these young men don’t believe in themselves. If you are at all interested please contact me.

    Personally, I am tired of “Us” the Black Community waiting for someone else to solve our problems. Thanks for your hard work.

    Get some more disks produced Amazon is all out I check this morning.

  73. Jackie Ferguson
    August 23, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I saw the several clips from your works and was very happy with the underlying theory. So you need to chellenge each Black Man in America to “DO What You Can Do” Love Your Wife, Love Your Kids, Stand Up in Church, Stand Up in Your Community, Speak out against the negative press releases in your local areas.

    I erased the first comment I had written because it spelled out several problematic condidtions of Black America. But the bottom line is this.

    Until the Black Man realizes the the most important things he can do is take care of The Black Woman so she can take care of his children, we as American Africans will always the underdog and society will always be able to wipe any title on us they want to because our men are not taking care of us.

    When I speak of taking care of the Black Female, I mean that he is faithful, not running two or more women, clean;does not have a drinking or drug problem; has pride about himself, respects hisself and his lady, and lastly has faith in his God, family, and wife.

    Far too long has the Black Man set back and watched his community go down hill.

    So now that we have one more don’t believe the “hype” theory uncovered, Black Man what are you going to do about it . What are you going to do about it Mr. Morton? We have had the million man march and a multitude of other inventions in my life time but none of them have meant anything.

    Just get back to your communities and homes, Then Do What You Can Do, (Whatever it is) that will eventually make everything better. Just like doing nothing made everything eventually bad. Learn to love yourself, then try loving someone else.

    Love to my Whole Community,
    Jackie

  74. August 23, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    Mr. Janks Morton: Two thumbs up (if I had four hands – four thumbs up) – I watched the c-span interview – orderd the film and watched it today — am ordering some additional ones to share. Regards, Dick (8/23/2007)

  75. August 23, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    I guess I won’t be ordering some to share – it is currently unavailable — we will try again. Regards, Dick (8/23/2007)

  76. Kim
    August 28, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    I would like to purchase this film. It is not available at Amazon, where else can I order this film?

  77. August 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Mr. Morton,

    Excellent job! I believe in your message and will do everything I can to spread it using my magazine (Family Digest – see http://www.FamilyDigest.com) and other websites (see http://www.BlackMENBlog.com).

    The truth has always been: (1) If someone else does everything for us, and we do nothing for ourselves – we will fail. But (2) If nothing is done for us by others, but we do everything for ourselves – we will succeed.

    Waiting for others to do something for us or listening to the siren song of politicians or self-proclaimed/media-proclaimed “leaders” who are rewarded for encouraging us to believe that others will or should do for us — is, obviously, fool’s gold.

    We can change our destiny if we determine to 100% own our destiny. We can and must strengthen our families, relationships, children and communities.

    We have not revered the truth. As such, we have embraced the lies about us.

    Your, “What Black Men Think” embraces the truth!

    I would like to interview you about your film for a feature in Family Digest Magazine. If you are interested, please email me.

    Thank you for what you have done. I wish you continued success.

    Darryl L. Mobley – Founder + Publisher
    http://www.BlackMENBlog.com
    Family Digest Magazine
    http://www.FamilyDigest.com

  78. Dennis Flynn
    September 2, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Congratulations to everyone involved in this fine, courageous work. We must do everything we can to spread this word, and I want to help.

    One small thing: can you tell me how I can obtain or produce an image of “African American Deaths in 2003” (the “mystery” version) suitable for use as a poster?

    –DF

  79. dirtyblues
    September 2, 2007 at 4:26 pm

    albert murray, omini-american and thinker, say it best more than 30 years go…

    “LIKE MOST OTHER INTELLECTUALS & MOST OF THE SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, SEEM TO HAVE MISSED WHAT SHOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST OBVIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF THE BLUES TRADITION: IT IS THE PRODUCT OF THE MOST COMPLICATED CULTURE, & THEREFORE THE MOST COMPLICATED SENSIBILITY IN THE MODERN WORLD • IN TERMS OF CULTURAL ASSIMILATION • THE BLUES IDIOM AT ITS BEST OMINI-AMERICAN • THAT IS PART YANKEE, PART BACKWOODSMAN, PART INDIAN, PART NEGRO, & PART REBEL • PRECISELY BECAUSE IT SOUNDS AS IF IT KNOWS THE TRUTH ABOUT ALL THE OTHER MUSIC IN THE WORLD & IIS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BETTERN ALL OF THIS NONSENSE ABOUT BLACK GOOD GUYS & BAD GUYS IN THEIR VARYING SHADES OF MILITANCY & CLASS ORIGIN & STATUS • WHAT IS OFTEN FORGOTTEN IS THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM • SO FAR AS WHITE PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED, THE MOST REVOLUTIONARY, RADICAL, & DEVASTATING ACTION ANY USA NEGRO CAN ENGAGE IN IS TO COMPETE WITH ALL OTHER AMERICANS FOR THE STATUS, EMPLOYMENT, TOTAL SOCIAL EQUALITY, & BASIC POLITICAL POWER”

    TRAGIC OPTIMISM MEANS THAT ONE IS, & REMAINS, OPTIMISTIC IN SPITE OF THE TRAGIC TRIAD WHICH CONSISTS OF THE ASPECTS OF HUMAN EXISTENCE WHICH MAY BE CIRCUMSCRIBED BY: (1) PAIN; (2) GUILT; & (3) DEATH

  80. dirtyblues
    September 2, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    mr jank’s well thought-out blues aside…

    the fact remains that there is a ‘massive vile, deranged & criminally-insane’ black predator terrorist’ class operating…

    99.9% of majority negroid ethnic communities of the usa — which…

    IN A VERY REAL, CONCRETE & DOCUMENTED WAY – ARE THE “PRIMARY SOURCE & ROOT CAUSE” OF THE “CIVIC, ECONOMIC, INTELLECTUAL & SOCIAL” POVERTY AMONG THE DARKER UNDERCLASS OF USA & DESTRUCTION OF MOST MAJORITY USA NEGRO COMMUNITIES!

    IF “DARKER AMERICAN PREDATOR THUG” CRIME RATES — WERE THE SAME AS THAT OF — “PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC THUG” CRIME RATES…

    VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICAN PREDATOR TERRORISTS OF USA WOULD DESTROY < $3.5 BILLION OF POTENTIAL ECONOMIC WEALTH IN THE USA’S NEGRO COMMUNITIES EVERY WEEK SINCE THE LATE 1970’S (INSTEAD OF $18 BILLION)…

    WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF ‘VILE, DERANGED, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICAN TERRORISM’ WITHIN USA’S MAJORITY NEGRO COMMUNITIES ANNUALLY SINCE THE 1980’S…

    IF DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES WERE THE SAME AS PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC CRIME RATES — VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS EXECUTE “WITHOUT DUE PROCESS-OF-LAW” < 1,400 NEGROES EVERY YEAR (INSTEAD OF 10, 000 NEGRO CITIZENS)…

    IF DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES WERE THE SAME AS PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC CRIME RATES — VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS BRUTUALLY RAPES < 18,000 NEGROES EVERY YEAR (INSTEAD OF 90,000 NEGRO CITIZENS)

    IF DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES WERE THE SAME AS PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC CRIME RATES — VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS ARM-ROB < 60,000 NEGROES EVERY YEAR (INSTEAD OF 300,000 NEGRO CITIZENS)

    IF DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES WERE THE SAME AS PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC CRIME RATES — VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS VIOLENTLY ASSAULTS < 120,000 NEGROES EVERY YEAR (INSTEAD OF 600,000 NEGRO CITIZENS)

    IF DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES WERE THE SAME AS PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC CRIME RATES — VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS INFLICT “DESTRUCTIVE” PROPERTY CRIMES AGAINST < 400,000 NEGROES EVERY YEAR (INSTEAD OF 2,000,000 NEGRO CITIZENS)

    IF VILE, DERANGED & CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICAN THUG’S CRIME RATES — WERE THE SAME AS — PALE NON-NEGRO ETHNIC PREDATOR” CRIME RATES…

    VILE, CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICANS OF USA INFLICT < 600.000 “SERIOUS & VIOLENT” CRIMES WHICH DESTROYS < $180 BILLION OF POTENTIAL ECONOMIC WEALTH IN USA’S NEGRO COMMUNITY EVERY YEAR…

    INSTEAD OF 3,000,000 “SERIOUS & VIOLENT” CRIMES AGAINST NEGRO CITIZENS AT A ECONOMIC COST OF $900 BILLION EACH YEAR!

    VILE, DERANGED AND CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER AMERICAN PREDATOR T ERRORISM SOURCE DATA:

    http://www.census.gov/statab/www/

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm

    http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/ojstatbb/index.html

    http://www.fedstats.gov/

  81. dirtyblues
    September 2, 2007 at 4:37 pm

    IN THE LAST 36 YEARS (1969 TO 2006), THE TOTAL NUMBER OF USA NEGRO VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE > 410,000
    DARKER THUGS EXECUTED > 400,000 USA NEGROES. (W/100,000 U/R – COLD CASES – BECAUSE ANE COMMUNITIES REFUSE TO HELP POLICE)
    DARKER THUGS BRUTALLY RAPED > 3,600,000 USA NEGROES
    DARKER THUGS ARMED ROBBED > 12,000,000 USA NEGROES
    DARKER THUGS VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED > 24,000,000 USA NEGROES
    DARKER THUGS PROPERTY CRIMES > 120,000,000 USA NEGROES

    …OVER 160 MILLION SERIOUS/VIOLENT CRIMES COMMITTED BY THE USA’S “VILE, DERANGED & CRIMINALLY-INSANE DARKER PREDATOR” TERRORIST CLASS: DESTROYING OVER $30 TRILLION OF POTENTIAL USA NEGRO ECONOMIC WEALTH OVER THE 36 YEARS PERIOD!

    DURING THE SAME 36 YEAR PERIOD…
    POLICE ACTION SHOOTINGS ≥ 5,000 SUPECTED DARKER THUGS
    OTHER HOMICIDES ≥ 4,600 USA NEGRO JANE/JOHN DOE
    USA STATE/FEDERAL GOVERNENT (EWDP OF LAW) ≥ 360 CONVICTED DARKER THUGS
    PALE NON-USA NEGRO POLITICAL TERRORISTS (EWODP) < 40 USA CIVIL RIGHTS/USA NEGRO CITIZENS

    …for the healthy & positive growth of wealth in majority usa negroid ethnic communities…

    there is an urge need for the caging and/or destruction of as many ‘vile, deranged & criminally-insane black predator’ terrorists as quickly as possible: ASAP

  82. Mrs. P
    September 2, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    My husband and I loved your film and are about to order at least 10 more copies to gift to young men that we know could greatly benefit from its many messages.

  83. Anonymous
    September 3, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Mr Morton,

    Your movie is an excellent example of substance over fluff. And the fact that you don’t have to spend millions of dollars to make a very good film. This flick has Heart.

    In my humble opinion this is one of the most important films
    to come along in a very long time. And every Black Man in
    America should see it.

    Keep it happening.

    -T. Petitt

  84. Cat
    September 6, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    I’m a writer (white) and I was absolutely mesmerized by the beginning of this man’s video. I understand that there are certain pressures unique to being a black man, but feel a loss that this video, which might have been directed at all Americans right now, was funneled down to that cause.

    As a rule, all people might look within themselves in order to make the most dramatic positive changes. Like most people, the black community as a whole needs to search their hearts and take a good, hard look at those claiming to represent their culture. Let the cure, then the healing make rock-solid changes that lead to a better way of life.

    The best “revenge” is living well, and feeling content with what you see in the mirror. Earn first, your OWN respect.

    About the video, after much research, I’ve found that Americans are in more danger than they (we) realize. Sadly, I’ve come to realize that we will not “get it” until there is another 9-11type of event.

    Civil rights do the dead no good. It makes no sense to complain about the carpet when someone is breaking down the front door.

    (for those of you that want to educate yourselves about what I’m talking about, go to your favorite book store and type in islam and terrorist–or something along those lines–I like “Islam and Terrorism” because the guy used to be an Imam-but probably any of the mainstream would do)

    This man that made this video is extraordinarily talented, perhaps he’ll make another video that encourages more wide-spread excellence. We might then avoid the loss of God knows how many lives.

    Not optimistic, but ever hopeful,
    Cat

  85. September 6, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    A monumental disclosure that the U.S. Government does not ever want realized by its African American population is that Blacks in America today are victims of a more prevelant and detremental system of covert white racism. In 1968 when the earlier more blatant system of white racism used in the past to maintain white dominance had ran its course, thus became no longer moral and socially acceptable, the United States Government secretly reincarnated its method of suppressing and exploiting its black population by utilizing its proven method of COINTEL PRO against its entire Black population. Moreover, it is this ongoing secret governmental operation that is the core factor of the now unprecedented profound division, confused outlook, and many disparities now afflicting modern Black America.

    Whether it is school failures, abortion rate, etc..or even there statistic that claims that we makeup just only 12 to 13% of the American population[ they’ve been telling us that lie forever they’re deliberately giving us smaller numbers to subjugate gate us because they fear us truly ever knowing our real strength in numbers.
    Please to learn more and to support our campaign towards liberating the minds of our people order a copy of the book or DVD at http://www.divineblacktruth.org

  86. Grizzly Bear
    September 13, 2007 at 1:25 am

    rawr, eraaagh, heragh, ueurrrgggh!!! gha!

  87. David
    September 13, 2007 at 8:35 pm

    I watched the program on C-Span and was moved to order and watch the video. I was impressed with the message of not accepting victimhood and taking personal responsability. As a school board member I hoped the film could be used in our schools. However after seeing the video the language and nudity make it inappropriate to show in school. Are you considering a G rated version that could reach a wider audience?

  88. September 13, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you…

  89. September 18, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    On NPR – News & Notes, September 18, 2007 · The City of Brotherly Love isn’t living up to its name. It’s already logged around 300 homicides for the year, and the city’s police commissioner is trying something new — inviting the city’s men to watch for crime on a volunteer basis. Dave Davies, a reporter with The Philadelphia Daily News, talks about this community effort.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14504479

  90. September 25, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    What’s on the CBC Agenda?

    News & Notes, September 25, 2007 · The Congressional Black Caucus is holding its 2007 Annual Legislative Conference this week — at a time when African Americans in Congress find themselves with more political power and greater expectations. NPR Senior Correspondent Juan Williams talks with Farai Chideya about what to expect from the conference.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14692209

  91. September 25, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Clyburn Cracking the CBC Whip

    News & Notes, September 25, 2007 · Rep. James Clyburn, (D-S.C.), is the first black Majority Whip since the days of Reconstruction. He explains “Unleashing the Power,” the theme of this year’s legislative conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14692213

  92. September 28, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Juan Williams, National Public Radio, Sr. Correspondent talks about his interview with President Bush on the topic of race and other issues in the U.S. He’ll also discus his participation in last night’s PBS Republican Presidential Candidates Forum.

    rtsp://video.c-span.org/15days/wj092807_williams.rm

    (Free Real Player plugin required for video playback. Download available at http://www.real.com.)

  93. September 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    NPR – News & Notes – September 27, 2007 · What contributes to the links between race and the shortened life expectancy of black men? And what makes a difference in changing black men’s lives? Vickie Mays is director of the UCLA Center on Research, Education, Training and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities. The center has been researching the body’s physiological response to racism.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14773030

  94. October 1, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Jena, O. J. and the Jailing of Black America
    By ORLANDO PATTERSON (New York Times Op-Ed Contributor)
    Published: September 30, 2007

    “… What exactly attracted thousands of demonstrators to the small Louisiana town? While for some it was a simple case of righting a grievous local injustice, and for others an opportunity to relive the civil rights era, for most the real motive was a long overdue cry of outrage at the use of the prison system as a means of controlling young black men.

    America has more than two million citizens behind bars, the highest absolute and per capita rate of incarceration in the world. Black Americans, a mere 13 percent of the population, constitute half of this country’s prisoners. A tenth of all black men between ages 20 and 35 are in jail or prison; blacks are incarcerated at over eight times the white rate.

    The effect on black communities is catastrophic: one in three male African-Americans in their 30s now has a prison record, as do nearly two-thirds of all black male high school dropouts. These numbers and rates are incomparably greater than anything achieved at the height of the Jim Crow era. What’s odd is how long it has taken the African-American community to address in a forceful and thoughtful way this racially biased and utterly counterproductive situation.

    How, after decades of undeniable racial progress, did we end up with this virtual gulag of racial incarceration?… ”

    Read more at:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/opinion/30patterson.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

  95. connie S.
    October 14, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you for a very thought provoking examination of us. I believe it is important for as many people as possible to see your work so as to stimulate conversation even if some do not agree with your choice of “conservative” participants . I am sorry to say that I thought that there were more black men in prison than college . Alot of what was said in the film I had been saying to friends all along. I am just pleased to know that I am not the only one that feels that we are misrepresented and that we are relying on others to fix our mess (among other things). I intend on suggesting that all of my friends and fraternity brothers view this film and share it with our young people. Goodluck

  96. October 22, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    “Three Doctors Form Lasting ‘Bond'”

    NPR – News & Notes, October 22, 2007 – Three young men made a pact years ago to transcend the challenges of growing up in the inner-city.

    They decided to become doctors and succeeded!

    The group has written their third book, titled The Bond: Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect with Their Fathers.

    Farai Chideya talks with Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. George Jenkins and Dr. Rameck Hunt.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15521002

  97. Joey Cooper
    October 23, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you Mr. Morton. God bless you for your time, effort, insight and outstanding contribution to improve our black community. Your voice is and will not go unheard. This movement will not fail…as you said, we as a people have overcome heinous exploitation and discrimination in the pass and as our ancestors have prophesized…WE SHALL OVERCOME. With knowledge comes power. We must use our empowerment to create positive change and continue to honor our God and our ancestors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Through your efforts the movement is still alive and will strengthen to levels beyond measure. God continue to guide our hearts, minds and souls.

  98. October 27, 2007 at 11:33 am

    WOW! It shows how relevant this movie and information is that those who have viewed it are moved and empowered by it. The mainstream media generates trillions of dollars from the images and the fruits created by and against us black men. We must create our own images not from the worst of our family but from our best that has the greatest value in this warped society. Although our image has been tainted, tore down, ridiculed, mocked, and de-humanized we still are driven by our intense belief in self, immense creativity and indestructible spirit to not only survive but thrive.
    We have always been the moral center of this nation but have not taken ownership of our responsibility of passing on our stories of strength, determination, family, intelligence, faith, entreprenuerialism, vision and passion in writing, film and other forms of communications. We know our value and power and recognize it when it is not respected. Janks you are an inspiration to us. It is our task, those of us who see thru the BS, to create vehicles for our people to see and understand what we see and understand in a way that is pallatable. You have met that challenge brother and look forward to meeting and working with you.

  99. Charles Reaves
    October 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    It’s about time an intellectually honest and competent black man got some real data and analyzed it and put it a medium that can reach the masses. I personally researched the assertions of Justice Policy Institute when they were originally published back in 2002, and found the same thing: a 4:1 ratio of black men in college than in prison for the 18-24 year age range, and overall, still more black men in college than in prison in all age ranges. It is very clear that this is the same old form of psychological warfare against the black community by creating agnst between black men and women so that we will not trust each other, marry each other, and form strong black family units. I have been saying this for years. This is a tactic used against us directly from the pages The Willie Lynch Letter of 1712. He who has an ear, let him hear! He who has an eye, let him see!

  100. November 14, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    This is by far the best thing that could happen for our people when putting our Black men on the page of conversation. I have been so fed up with the hype of our people! And it’s not just the Brothers that get the high end of this, our sisters are getting it too! I’m so thankful someone had the mindset to bring this out to all people!! Lots of love to you Brother!!

    Mary Muhammad

  101. November 15, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    PHI NU PI my brother, PHI NU PI

  102. Cornell
    November 27, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I am looking forward to the screening & the Q & A of what blackmen think. The UK has become an oppressive society for black people. We have no power or any recourse to address the media perceptions against us.

    The troubles the wind rush generation faced when they are arrived are still here with us today in 21st Century UK. It’s time black people start working together to address some of the social issues we face, in the workplace, our homes, socially & education.

    I look forward to an informative and constructive discourse.

  103. angela
    November 28, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    THANK YOU!!! i am married to a wonderful, responsible black man who will get this DVD for christmas. our son will see it when he is old enough. thanks for speaking up! i heard you on the Medved show and think you’re awesome!

  104. WPD
    November 30, 2007 at 11:03 am

    When will the movie be available for rental through Netflix.com and Blockbuster.com? Is there anything that we potential viewers can do to help make this happen?

  105. Glen
    December 2, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Hey Jank, Congratulations! I watched the film in London this evening with a packed audience, uneasy excellence! also big up Nadia for making a difference, a real visionary.

    There is much to ponder and discuss and although time did not allow full exploration this evening, I guess you would have grasped from the audience interaction that the Black British experience is not a whole lot different from the US, we just have different accents. The issues you highlight are diasporic legacy’s of post slavery and there lies your greatest challenge, how do you get this film to Brazil’s 75 million, Europe’s 15 million, Caribbean 10 million black people. Only by trading and knowledge share beyond borders can we start to make a real difference as a collective. You have begun that journey and I will do what I can to illuminate. Incidentally, I was the guy who asked for your perspective on the two films: American Gangster and Talk to me, both with stark contrasting Box Office reciepts….needless to for me the best moment when the Indo- Chinese farmer offered Lucas some good advice , “quit while you’re ahead”, now I wonder where our Black dollar would be if we got our collective heads around that misnomer. Be strong. London brotha’s.

  106. December 3, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Mr. Morton

    I first heard of you a few days ago, on a San Diego radio station and I was floored when you had said that between the years of 1964 or 1965 to 1972 that something went terribly wrong in those years. I am of the belief that it was integration. Was it not Martin Luther King who told his longtime friend Harry Belafonte, ” I am afraid, I am asking my people to integrate into a burning house”.
    Who we are is not what we can buy and yet “consumerism” rules the day. Because of someone else’s standard.
    I am so pleased your documentary could be the beginning of waking up our people from the illusions of living in a strange land.
    “Come out of her my people”.

  107. larry b
    December 4, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    I bought the movie. i think it was great. i’m white, over 70, and had the same thoughts for many years. why do we continue to listen to JJ and AS who have become millionaires enslaving gullable young blacks and whites? why aren’t we shouting from the rooftops about their abuses?? how can we give Bill Cosby more support. why aren’t we challenging the democratic party? why haven’t the republicans spoken up? how do we get blacks and whites to listen?

  108. February 19, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Congrats! I saw a metro bus (X1 to be exact) with an advertisement for wbmt.com on the side of it here in DC. Big Time! 🙂

  109. imaG
    March 17, 2008 at 9:07 am
  110. jvbzook
    April 27, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    “Education, the Key to Prosperity.”

    When are, we, as a people, going to start working with our youth to eliminate the lies that are fed to them by the media that prevent them from achieving to thier fullest potential? When are we, going to stand up and fight the idea, pervasive in our youth, that if you are excelling in school, in advanced classes and dominating (academically) you classmates, you are “acting white”. This idea is absurd! Throughout history, we have pushed education when it was forbidden upon pain of death! Even during Jim Crow, we created over 150 colleges to serves our children when the mainstream ones refused to let us in. When mainstream businesses refused our money, we became entrepreneurs and set up thriving districts such as Little Hayti in Durham, North Carolina and Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This all happened, because we educated ourselves, either formally or informally!!

    Now, after our people fought to open doors to the mainstream of American intellectual life, a thief come in the night to steal the victory and perseverance from our kids; the idea that academic excellence is “acting white”, our ridicule of our brothers and sisters who strive for educational and professional excellence. As they go forward in their academic accomplishments, we have Black idiots taunting them with the label “acting white.” Do not confuse professionalism or academic excellence with “acting white.” One has nothing in the world to do with the other. In fact, those Black folks who do not encourage nor support their fellow Black students or Black businesses are actually the ones “acting white.” They also act white when they do not sound their objections or defend against other races that denigrate their Black brothers and sisters, or when they mistreat their own Black people with the same lies, injustice and incorrectness as white supremacist do. Those who are accusing other of “Acting white,” are simply being niggerish, or, put a better way “stupid”, themselves!

    I issue a challenge to everyone! Check you state’s, your individual district’s, your child’s school’s status on proficiency tests. You will see an great gap in the performance of black and white students. Check the ACT, SAT, AP, and other tests. With affirmative action about to go off into history and the standards rising, we must reaffirm our intellectual tradition. Start reading (newspaper, books, magazines, etc., use the public library, etc.). As a special treat, give your kids gifts certificates for bookstores. Take your children to museums, galleries, parks, etc. We must challenge the idea promulgated through BET and throughout history that all we do is play sports and rap!!

    View my sites at:
    http://www.geocities.com/jvbzook,
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Afro-American_Intellectual_Association/,
    http://groups.msn.com/BlackIntelligence.

    Or, you can email me at Jeffrey_V_Brown@hotmail.com.

  111. Yvonne Allison
    December 11, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Your timing for your actions couldn’t be more on time. I listen to the Bev Smith Show as much as possible and that’s where I heard you first. Part of African-American men’s plight is us, African-American women, especially the ones who are on welfare. Oops! Did I step on some toes. Almost half the brothers incarcerated come from households headed by welfare women. Unfortunately, Mr Morton, this is an area no one wants to tackle and it’s getting worse by the day.

    Until we as a people don’t start addressing the sensitive issues that no one wants to talk about and the white man isn’t going too (it’s not advantageous),our people will be going down faster than we’re already going.

    When are you coming to Atlanta? I’m working on a teen rally for next year, I need your help. Email me.

  112. January 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    You’re Not Black, African American, Or African, So Who Are You?

    If I ask you your nationality and you say “black” I’ll say, “you do realize black is a shade and the lack of color right?” This is the easiest to refute. You’ll be put off by this and rebut my question with this statement, “I’m African American!” I’ll chuckle and analyze your assertion, then I’ll follow my humor with these statements. Lets first examine the term African. The landmass of African was most recently named after a Roman named “Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus”, namely Scipio Africanus. When you say you’re African, you’re really saying I’m “Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus”, this is true because this is his name. You’re telling me your nationality is that of which a body of earth is labeled, and that label just so happens to be a so-called “white” Roman. So it’s easily understandable that your nationality isn’t the name of a “white” man, right?

    Now lets analyze “American”. This landmass was not named America when originally occupied by the Gadites [North American Indians], so how can you be American? If and when this country is combined with Canada and Mexico, will your nationality be North American Unionan then?

    Since it’s easily understandable that the name of the landmass you were born on doesn’t depict your nationality, who are you?

    If your feeble mind even unconsciously conjures the ignorant thought resulting in you uttering the words “I’m human!” This is what I want you to kindly do, impale your torso with a long blunt object…

    Moving on…

    So-called “white” people, I won’t neglect you. You might have learned from the above writings and will cleverly say, “I’m caucasian!” Wrong…You are called caucasian because your ancestors dwelled in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia, Russia and surrounding areas. You are not caucasian, you are not a mountain region. So who are you? If you think about saying “I’m human!” You know what to do…

    For the so-called Latin, Asian, Indian, etc…the same applies, who are you?

  113. March 7, 2009 at 3:24 am

    I suggest those of you who haven’t purchased this film or knows someone who hasn’t, please pick it up and help spread the movement.

    Also, if you want to check out some powerful cartoons and comics, check out my new Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/theartistwillcapers.

    Thank you and God Bless.

    -Will Capers

  114. April 8, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD CELEBRATE EVERTIME WHITE POLICE IS KILLED.ALL WHITE POLICE ARE WHITE TRASH.THEY ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE NE0 KU KLUX KLAN TRASH….I WAS CELEBRATING THE 4 WHITE POLICE KILLED AND THE WHITE POLICE KILLED IN PITTSBURG . . . ALL WHITE POLICE ARE RED NECK WHITE TRASH…

  115. August 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    The present despairing state of Black America is neither a baffling phenomenon, nor the result of some innate racial deficiency among Blacks, but rather instead the result of the White elite’s innate proclivity for always reinventing devious methods of suppressing its Black population– as a means of maintaining its white dominance and control. The architect of the modern method of suppression now used against Black America was the late Dr. Edward Bernays.

    “If we understand the mechanism and motives of a group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it” — Dr. Edward Bernays

    Dr. Edward Bernay’s was a nephew of Sigmund Freud and one of the most skillful experts in mass manipulation. He invented the modern day Madison Avenue advertising Agencies by using his Uncle Sigmund’s knowledge of the human psyche to make people feel they needed whatever product was being advertised. Edward Bernays also invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses. Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn’t need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires.
    His most notorious feat was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom.

    You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!

    Bernays was convinced that this mass method of manipulation was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. For him it was a new political idea of how to control the masses. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle, Sigmund Freud, had identified, people could be made happy, docile, angry, self hating or even confused.

    During World War I, Bernays and journalist Walter Lippman were hired by then United States President, Woodrow Wilson, to participate in the Creel Commission, the mission of which was to sway popular opinion in favor of entering the war, on the side of Britain. The war propaganda campaign of Bernays and Lippman produced such an intense anti-German hysteria as to permanently impress America’s governmental elites with the potential of large-scale propaganda to control public opinion. Edward Bernays advised US presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Eisenhower and served numerous corporations and business associations. This was the start of the mass media and governmental psychological manipulation programs which has come to covertly dominate today’s world. One of Bernays biggest fans was Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, a fact about which Bernays bragged proudly. A common pattern used repeatedly by Bernays was to turn a harmless entity into a fearsome enemy through lies and manufactured news items. Then use the “threat” to justify attacking the entity. Edward Bernays coined the terms “group mind” and “engineering consent”, important concepts in practical propaganda work. Bernays said in his 1928 book Propaganda, that; “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. He further states that; “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it” The current public relations industry is a direct outgrowth of Bernays’ work and his method of mass psychological manipulation is also still currently used by the United States government.

    The U.S. Government has an extensive history of conducting planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations [based upon the works of Bernays] through the national media to influence and direct the perception and climate of the nation towards its governmental objectives. Given that the nineteen sixties were a period of massive black rebellion and unrest that eroded the American global image and increasingly placed the nation’s peace and stability in dire jeopardy and perhaps most particularly because the nations top sociologist and psychologist knew that those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. This quite logically necessitated that the U.S. Government employ these same proven methods of mass psychological manipulation against its entire African American population.

    Today as a means of maintaining its white dominance and control the U.S. government now manipulates, and shapes the minds and collective consciousness of its Black population through the usage of misinformation disseminated through the mass media. The U.S. Government now secretly deliberately disseminates false deplorably racially devaluing statistics and propaganda about its Black population that are deliberately designed to adversely manipulate and shape the minds and collective consciousness of its African American population– corrupting African Americans sense of unity, cohesion, and reason– and fostering a consensual national environment of where in which its Black population is more easily divided, exploited and ultimately suppressed.

    When most people hear the term of psychological manipulation they usually think in terms of the classic “conspiracy theory” that refers to overt mind control such as mind altering drugs with carefully hypnotic programming. However, the real and true dangers are Bernays well proven methods of affecting the unconscious mind by using deception, and psychological manipulation. It is neither magical nor mystical, but a process that involves a set of basic social psychological principles. The constant relentless bombardment with deplorably negative images of themselves that of which African Americans are so inundated with, through a white controlled media, is a very carefully and deliberately designed psychological conditioning program. Its unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche is designed to corrupt African Americans’ sense of racial unity and cohesion, mold the character of self-hatred, engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and distrust among their group.
    And while insinuating that Blacks admire, respect, and trust only Whites.
    This method of psychological manipulation works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception. It uses the psychology of deceit to adversely affect the recipient group in terms of their behavior. Here is a simplified example of how this is being implemented against African Americans. Let us, for example, imagine that a crew of people was aboard their own massive ship and that this ship was being shadowed by another neighboring ship that was constantly broadcasting derogatory messages to the first group. Such messages as that their ship was lesser, smaller, not seaworthy, perhaps slowly sinking or that their crew was incompetent and was planning a mutiny. With time, the group receiving the negative messages, being unable to refute or to confirm these derogatory messages and deficiencies will grow weary and paranoid of the negative messages and will eventually comes to accept these negative assessments of themselves. The perception created by the taunting now unconsciously influences how the taunted group perceives themselves, subsequently causing them to become distrustful of themselves, doubting themselves, hating themselves and, eventually, fighting among themselves. The taunted group may even become so besieged by deep feelings of inadequacy that they may even jump into the sea and attempt to swim towards the taunting ship now believing it to be superior to their own ship even if their own ship was in fact better. The basis of this concept of mind manipulation is that the human being’s most critical aspect is the mind and it works by affecting the mind through deception.
    Within a real life setting this mortifying psychosocial treatment is precisely what is being deliberately done to African Americans through corporate owned and governmentally controlled media outlets that deliberately subjected them to seeing only the fraudulently worst in themselves. This is done through an immense campaign of false derogatory misinformation and false negative media reports and statistics that are created by U.S. governmental agencies and then leaked to its collaborators in the news media, which either knowingly or unknowingly carry the stories as their own. These false information about African Americans are then disseminated unrelentingly everywhere; it is deliberately perpetuated through news releases in magazine articles, radio, television, press releases, documentaries, and false census reports perpetuating and framing the myth of Whites’ racial, moral, and ethical superiority over its Black population. However, the weapon is not in how the message is carried, but is instead within the messages that it carries and how these messages detrimentally affects the Black population at large.
    The overrepresentation of Black crimes and grossly exaggerated statistics of Black on Black violence within this psychosocial program are intentionally designed to create fear, hatred, and distrust thus molding the character of disunity and self-hatred among the Black community. [Black’s own personal negative experiences and interactions with their fellow Blacks then merely confirm the program’s perpetuated message that it is they that are their own worst enemies]. The ultimately goal of this governmental psychosocial treatment of African Americans is to destroy the Black unity and cohesion that was historically the cornerstone of civil rights gains and that was a crucial factor of the survival of African Americans through more than four hundred years of racial oppression. [Logic dictates that given that unity and cohesion among African Americans was responsible for the demise of White America’s past system of blatant, institutionalized racism, then destroying this unity would be an essential objective of this psychological manipulation program.]

    All African Americans have experienced the burden of this system of applied psychological conditioning, some more severely than others have. It is experienced every time we [Blacks] read a newspaper, watch the evening news, listen to a radio report, enter a classroom and read its racially biased textbooks. To the detriment of many African Americans, it has been an extremely effective. It has successfully conditioned many African Americans to accept the dominance of Whites and white institutions over their lives by misleading them to believe that they are, themselves, their own worst enemies, therefore engendering an aberration of internalized self contempt that pulverizes Black unity and halts Black upward mobility. It is at the root of both the profound division and self hatred now afflicting so many Black Americans and is at the heart of internalized feelings of superiority that many whites possess.
    And while many African Americans have successfully navigated through this psychologically mortifying mine field and have gone on to lead successful, productive lives, for far too many this immense devaluation can seem inescapable and tragically, over time, many begin to accept subconsciously and painfully the negative portrayals of themselves. Many also become discouraged by the acceptance that their society is also preconditioned to see the worst in them and that, therefore, if they were ever to gain acceptance, if it is to be won at all, that success would be hard won. This in turn manifests negative internalized psychological pain and distress within many African Americans that can take many forms.
    In fact, this governmental mortifying psychosocial treatment of African Americans may be the most aggravating, if not core, factor of the national phenomenon of self hatred; loss of educational aspirations; loss of unity, cohesion and racial pride; and fragile psyches of many African Americans today. It is in fact so fundamentally detrimental to the Black human condition and psyche that it may even affect the extent to which many African Americans realize their full human potential. This type of psychological manipulation program has also been proven very effective in rapidly destroying a group’s ethical and moral values and engendering negative cultural norms with regard to violence, brutality, and even murder. All people, to some degree, are products of cultural conditions and their worldviews operate outside of their level of consciousness. Therefore, no group can be preconditioned to see only the worst in themselves and not exhibit some degree of negative psychological impact.
    Not only does this massive governmental psychological manipulation campaign negatively impacts Blacks self perceptions, but it also provides a more socially acceptable way to assure that the masses of African Americans remains the most racially devalued and most economical exploited and suppressed group in America. The media’s constant, fraudulently inaccurate, negative imagery of Black Americans is designed also to create a shift of victimization that changes the root problem of racism in America to be due to Black’s behavior rather than White’s proclivity for racism. Therefore insinuates that America would be a better society as a whole if African Americans were gone, thus engendering increasingly prejudiced distorted perceptions and acrimonious beliefs about African Americans that are designed to makes the nation and the entire world insensitive to their plight, tranquilizes efforts on their behalf, lessens pressure for social change on their behalf, and makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today.
    Its propaganda and manipulations practices are being deployed in all sectors – government, media, health and welfare, entertainment, and education, etc- nationally and internationally. Therefore fostering a national setting of where in which Blacks are more easily exploited and ultimately consensually suppressed. Moreover, some studies have shown that this shift of victimization now reflects increasingly acrimonious beliefs and prejudiced perceptions about and against African Americans that are arguably stronger today than they were after emancipation.
    This campaign also attempts to discourage miscegenation between Blacks and whites, and creates a false justification for the legal system’s mistreatment of African Americans wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed. These injustices now goes ignored because the perception has subconsciously become that it’s all now justified. When contempt of Blacks is made to appear to be justifiable, it is the fiercest and most effective type of racism because its witnesses, bystanders, and even world audiences will sit by idly allowing African Americans to be brutally mistreated under the belief that it is justified. This is what Dr. Edward Bernays referred to as “engineering consent”.

    This governmental psychological conditioning program stripped African Americans of the national and international support that was acquired during the 1960’s civil rights struggles. It also today affects attitudes that when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance. Its effects are manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity.

    Many researchers have concluded that this insidious racist propaganda manipulations program was originally orchestrated by London’s Tavistock Institute of Human relations. Although it had existed for decades earlier, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was formally established as an independent not-for-profit charity organization in September 1947. Headquartered in London, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations is a leading organization in the use of new and experimental behavioral science programs. The Tavistock Institute is an independent organization that conducts research in the social and behavioral sciences, applied in the field of health, education and community development. The Tavistock Institute’s research orientation places it between, but not in, the worlds of academia and consultancy; and its range of disciplines include anthropology, economics, organizational behavior, political science, psychoanalysis, psychology and sociology. However BRAINWASHING remains the primary function of the Tavistock Institute of Human behavior.
    It has developed pioneering breakthroughs in the field of mass manipulation and brain-washing techniques. Its experiments in crowd control methods have been widely used on the American public, a surreptitious but nevertheless outrageous assault on human freedom by modifying individual behavior through topical psychology. The Tavistock Institute uses its skilled method of mass manipulation and societal social engineering to maintain social order-of which includes maintaining white dominance and control. The personnel of the corporations are required to undergo indoctrination at one or more of these Tavistock controlled institutions. A network of secret groups, the Mont Pelerin Society, Trilateral Commission, Ditchley Foundation, and the Club of Rome is conduit for instructions to the Tavistock network.
    The Institute’s prophet was Dr. Sigmund Freud, whom settled in Maresfield Gardens when he moved to England. Tavistock’s pioneer work in science along Freudian lines of “controlling” humans established it as the world center of foundation ideology. Additionally Dr. Edward Bernays, Freud’s nephew and one of the most skillful experts in mass manipulation, was one of its most prestige’s members. In fact Dr. Bernays was the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses.
    It is surmised that this system of mass manipulation of Blacks in America was implemented in the U.S in 1968 in the face of widespread violence that ensued after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King’s brutal assassination led to many demonstrations of unrest and rioting disturbances; that of which were reported in more than 100 cities across the nation. This violence resulted in the loss of lives and property that cost the nation and taxpayers millions of dollars and increasingly placed the peace and stability of the nation in dire jeopardy. America’s brutal racial mistreatment of African Americans had appeared to have reached its boiling point creating much unrest and discord. These factors, combined with the rapidly tarnishing American global image, led the U.S. Government’s agents of White supremacy to quickly reform their techniques of institutionalized racism.
    The problem led to the then president, Lyndon B Johnson, ordering that a commission be formed, later known as the Kerner Commission, to investigate and prescribe a cure or recommendations for the problem. The Commission concluded that blatant White racism was the single aggravating factor for the collective problems.
    The Kerner report’s findings required that the U.S. Government abandon it’s condoning of open, blatant forms of racism to control and maintain White dominance. This abandoning of dated tactics led to the need for developing an improved method of controlling and suppressing its Black population. Changing times made it necessary for the U.S. government to change its methods to a much more subtle and socially acceptable means of continuing its racial suppression of Blacks and to maintain its White dominance. Clearly, the sophisticated method of psychological warfare met such a need. It was the logical choice, perfect for the changing times. Unlike the blatantly brutal forms of racism used in the past, which Blacks were able to identify easily and therefore unify and form counter strategies, this modern method of racism works from a psychological perspective The basis of this concept of mind manipulation is that the human being’s most critical aspect is the mind and it works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception. Its weapon is the message that it carries and the way that it adversely affects the targeted recipient group in terms of their behavior.
    . This method provided the U.S. government a more socially acceptable method of continuing the White racial hierarchy for dominance and control given that it is not as easily recognized. This new method exists in the space between overt racism and racial respect. It provides the U.S government the ability to both influence the national climate and engender personal psychological feelings among Americans that meets its governmental objective.

    In order for we African Americans to overcome the profound feelings of hopelessness, confusion, and self hatred that still overwhelmingly plagues millions within our communities, we must synergized our energies and efforts towards countering the effects of the United State’s ongoing governmental mass media psychosocial treatment of us that is deliberately designed to render such disunity and confusion among our race as a means of ensuring that its white dominance and control is maintained.
    The objective of the United States government has always been to maintain its White dominance and control over its Black population, and clearly, psychological warfare meets this need. It was the logical choice because it covertly provided the U.S. Government with a far more sophisticated, proficient, and socially accepted means of covertly controlling and suppressing its Black population. Through this method the U.S. Government is able to both influence the national climate and engender personal psychological feelings among its Black population that meet its objectives of maintaining its white dominance. Furthermore, history overwhelmingly demonstrates that the White race’s innate proclivity for racism, control, and dominance is much too deeply ingrained for them to just merely give up their practices of implementing suppressive methods over its African American population. The records of history show that the reincarnation of suppressive methods into forms more acceptable to the changing times is a common practice of the United States government.

    As seen after the abolishment of slavery wherein its methods of using racist, oppressive treatment of its Black population was reincarnated into Jim Crow inequalities that included many devious strategies and methods that prevented Blacks from becoming registered voters. And let us not forget the horrific Tuskegee experiments where of in which from1932 and 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) conducted dangerous syphilis experiments on four hundred Black men. These men were deliberately left to degenerate painfully under the ravishes of the disease – with symptoms including blindness, tumors, paralysis, insanity and death – to allow the U.S. Government to collect the needed data from their autopsies. And let us also not forget of the CIA’s involvement in flooding the Black communities of Los Angeles with drugs and high powered weaponry and then disseminated these drugs and weaponry to many African American communities throughout the United States destroying the lives of millions of African Americans while stimulating the economy through the prison industry. The historic and demonstrative evidence overwhelmingly reflects the reality that the U.S. government does manifest a proclivity for reinventing devious methods to suppress its Black population. This proclivity has led to the U.S. Government using its proven method of mass psychological manipulation to control the advancement and growth of its Black population. It was the next logical choice because the evils of racism thrives best when its victims no longer recognizes the evil.

    “When the truth comes along and you know in your bones that it’s the truth yet you still refuse to accept and defend it you then really begin to die.”

    THE BLACK MATRIX:
    THE MODERN CONTINUED MENTAL AND SOCIAL SUPPRESSION OF AFRICAN AMERICANS UNDER NATIONAL INTEREST © 2006, 2008
    by Franklin G. Jones

    http://www.DivineBlackTruth.org

    “Our lives began to end when we stopped speaking up for the things that matter”
    — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  116. Ed
    February 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I just got the DVD from Netflix… WOW! Thank you for making this documentary!!!

  117. daniel curry
    February 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    im a 35 yr old black man whos been a victim of racism like so many others of my race and gender.the us laws are corrupted,biased,harsh anti-black male.therapy is corrupted like cops,government,judges,court systems,teachers and etc.they in therapy either wanted to dodge,showed lack of interest or not wanting to discuss racism.i thought in that you are allowed to get things off your chest race included.anyways screw therapy,i havent heard of many blacks having success there anyways.ive been called the n.word,harassed and ignored in stores,run ins with cops,stereotyped in emergency rooms.ive been to some stores and even this post office where i was treated bad,but the whites were treated good,im not biased but thats obvious typical racism.i believe in jesus christ and gods law because their laws favor everyone and dont discriminate.this world is dominated by evil racism obviously is one of those evils,but believe you me these bigots,wicked people and satan himself will be dealt with and defeated if they dont change their twisted ways for the better.yes i too was raised without a father,mom had 2 nervous breakdowns when i was 8 and 11,she was in a head on collision accident when i was 13,yet survived,i was kicked out of my aunts house at 15,expelled from school at 17,ive got my high school equivalency since.being a black man myself were the most feared,hated and admired men in the world.for all the things weve been through past to present.its frustrating when you get little to 0 empathy from society.its frustrating knowing those who truly cared about us the kennedys,malcolm x,dr.martin luther king jr,black panthers and 2pac were all murdered.it can be rough coming up fatherless,not having that male presence yet society expects you to completely be a man and be responsible,without realizing not all men had dads in the picture how the hell youre going to expect us to fulfill the man role not having a male presence which is why we look up to athletes,entertainers or the street life of gangs and etc. of course being raised fatherless can be overcomed,but it certainly makes things more difficult.sexism ive faced too.its unfair for women label men as momma boys,yet if our fathers werent there the mom has to play both parents.you dont hear us use the term daddys girl as much.woman beats a man not taken too serious,man beats a woman and all hell breaks loose lot of society feels bad for the woman,while the man gets treated harsh.women arent saints its their mouths and attitudes that make a man snap,society should look at it from a mans viewpoint,i like females but not the ones that find a man having a job,car,own place more important than him for his looks,personality,hobbies and interest.also an unemployed woman is far more accepted than an unemployed man.im like this i like a person the same whether theyre employed or unemployed,people make such a dam deal out of finances.this temporarily life and that materialistic,selfishness,biased,greed will end when their death strikes.the only question is will they go to heaven or hell? i want heaven not sure about them.being rejected and let down by so many people i talk often to christ and god theyre never busy and you never have to wonder if theyll be decent or not like you would with people.

  118. December 2, 2011 at 3:32 am

    naturally like your web site but you need to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very bothersome to inform the truth on the other hand I’ll certainly come back again.

  119. My Husbands wife and Kids mother
    August 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    As a white European woman married with children to a black American man, whom i met in America, I found this film to be very informative and disturbing. I did not answer many of the questions with the same answers as the respondants in it did. I would hazard that the difference in media exposure from Europe to America is a big part of this disconect of the statistics although societal influence must play as big a part now. I have none or more truly very few of the obvious bias’ that were portrayed in this documentary although after having lived here for some years now i think it will become harder to resist the constant negativity that is all around us. Perhaps I am very naive regarding many of the challenges that we as a family may face but I believe that with positive and continued education and vigilance to stop ignorance and misconceptions we can and will raise children that will be positive contributors to American culture and society.
    FYI my husband is retired from the Marine Corps, has a BS, an MS and is a current PHD Student and has a full time career. He has travelled extensively and has lived in a few other countries, perhaps that contributed to his marrying a “white woman” more than just media influence. I am currently a stay at home Mom so that our children are not raised by strangers, the luxury of this today that we would not have if my Husband was not such a dedicated, hard working man who values family and education. I believe there are many more Black American men out there who fit in to the mold that my husband sets and we all need to look around and acknowledge them and be proud of them and embrace them for all the right things they are doing. At some point being a hard working, good provider and equal life partner for their Black or White or what ever colour woman they pick, has to become the norm for black men in order for the media and the negative stereotyping to be beat.
    Just my two pennies worth is all.

  120. Pastor Charlie
    February 27, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    We are blesed to have men wit insigth and compassion who would put together a peice like this. You put into words the thought the many of us have tried to get over to people for years.
    Thanks to you we now have a tool to work with. Again thank you.

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