Neo Blaqness Reloaded

This upcoming autumn and winter will mark some exciting changes here at NeoBlaqness.com. This site will evolve from hosting my articles and writings into a full community where you will be able to post your own thoughts and have topical discussions.

Life Lessons from a Blues Legend

  JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (TBP) – When you mention the name Bobby Rush to people, many immediately think of the Congressman from Illinois who co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers in 1968. They don’t think about the blues man born in Louisiana...

The Man Behind Lincoln’s Challenge

Standing at the granite memorial and amongst the bronze plates that adorn the trees at the small memorial garden, Peter Thomas can tell you about every name listed. It is a quality that seems to permeate veterans of the Vietnam Era who had been denied honor for so long by the politics of war.

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger SeaBoat

And so for an African American, whether Christian or Muslim- opening a business is not as cut and dry as writing a business plan and dreaming of the riches to come. For those from families with ties back to slavery and the old south, a business is about a community, about a legacy, and about a promise.

From Freddie to Freedom

Khair never forgot the lessons of his early childhood and wanted to share those lessons with a people he believes have forgotten where they came from. His biography “From Freddie to Freedom” is not just about his life, but a look into the journey that many African Americans still struggle through today.

Erbert Johnson and The Duality of Black Urkels

The events of his childhood would shape the man who would later come home to lead a bank that was established to help the very communities he saw on fire. You see, five year old Erbert Johnson made a promise to himself to somehow make things better when he grew up. And from a child’s heart to God’s ears, it was a promise he planned to keep.