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Throughout American history, the legacy of slavery has been pervasive and destructive, and its effects still linger in society today. It is well-documented that several US Presidents, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson, were slave owners. The fact that these individuals are celebrated for their contributions to American society is a sobering reminder of the country's history with slavery. Despite owning slaves, some of these presidents are still memorialized through US currency, statues, and holidays. The national anthem, too, was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner who had racist views. The anthem is played at most major events in the country, which is nothing less than a lie, in its greatest form. It is time to ask ourselves why we are still accepting this and what needs to be done to correct the situation so that we can live a better life while there is still sand in our hourglass.

In America, the effects of slavery are still visible today, as entitlement and privilege still exist and make it hard for people of color to get the resources they need. This includes the unfair treatment of African American prisoners, who continue to serve decades-long or even life sentences for drug crimes such as cocaine, while their white counterparts were charged differently and were released. The $20 bill, which is still in circulation and bears the likeness of President Andrew Jackson, a known slaver, is a stark reminder of the violence and brutality of slavery. Statues of Confederate soldiers are all over the country, and they are a reminder of the horrible things those men did to black people.

Disenfranchisement and lack of access to resources are the modern-day equivalents of lynching, as they put a noose around the necks of marginalized people of color and make it difficult for them to live and thrive. While equitable correction is possible, it has not yet taken place. Recent "relief funding" went mainly to white Americans and businesses, which just keeps the cycle of systemic inequality going.

The impact of slavery in America is still felt today in the country's history of segregation, racism, and systemic inequalities, as well as the continued trauma and psychological harm inflicted upon African Americans. The fact that the national anthem, written by a slave owner, is still performed daily at major events in the country is evidence of this impact. African Americans have suffered a lot because of slavery, and it's time to recognize that and work toward making society more fair and just for people of all races.

And I know you all don't wanna read this, but here it is:

Here’s what our value looked like on the auction block: Slave Names included Sunday, age 45, price $800 Sary, age 43, price 500 Amaritta, age 21, price $100 Marian, age 19, Price $100 Bella, age 17, price $100 Hector, age 7, price $500 Affy age?, Price $300 “Infant” $50 Big Ben, age 55, price $200 Tenah, age 26, price $1000 Young Ben, age 23, $1200 some of these slaves were noted as field hands, competent drivers, carpenter, prime field hand…

As a Black man who has beaten the odds to earn access to resources and has done well in his entrepreneurial journey, I believe it is important to help others who are behind me. If we know that reparations are real and that acquiring business credit and grants is possible, then why not take some time to give effort to keeping everyone on the same page with factual data? We will not sweep this issue under the rug, no matter how hard people like Candace Owens fight against it. While I cannot fight for every other nationality, religion, or sexual preference, I can fight for the acknowledgment of the deep roots of slavery in America and its far-reaching consequences. It is time to take action to address the systemic inequalities that have resulted from this legacy of slavery, including reparations for those who have suffered and continue to suffer from its effects. It is only by acknowledging the truth and taking meaningful steps towards change that we can move forward as a more equitable and just society. - RELENTLESS




When it no longer feasible for slave-catchers to bring slaves to the US by ship, slave traders in the US, including slave-Masters engaged in "breeding."

Slave breeding, also known as "breeding slaves," refers to the practice of deliberately mating enslaved individuals in order to produce offspring who could be sold into slavery for profit. This practice was widespread in the United States during the early 1800s, particularly in the southern states where slavery was most prevalent.

Slave breeding was a brutal and dehumanizing practice that involved the deliberate manipulation of human bodies for profit. Enslaved women were often considered nothing more than reproductive machines, and their ability to bear children was exploited for economic gain. In fact, the breeders themselves, whether slave masters or slave owners also engaged with Black women slaves, for their on-demnd pleasure. We see much of this in films, and we shake our heads and try and brush it from our minds, but it was the reality in the days when slavery was goverened and permitted here in the US, and even in the years after slavery was abolished.

Enslaved men were also often subjected to breeding, either by being paired with specific women or by being used as stud animals.

Slave breeding had several goals, including expanding the slave labor force and increasing the profits of slave owners. Slave owners who engaged in breeding hoped to produce children who would be more valuable as slaves due to their physical strength, intelligence, or other desirable traits.

The practice of slave breeding was morally reprehensible and a clear violation of human rights. It perpetuated the dehumanization and exploitation of enslaved individuals and their families, and it contributed to the perpetuation of slavery as an institution.

After the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, slave breeding was outlawed and became a thing of the past. Today, the legacy of slavery and its impact on American society remains a deeply complex and controversial issue.


INTERESTING TO NOTE: John Adams (president from 1797-1801) owned just 2 slaves,

where the president before him had over 200, and those after him had hundreds upon hundreds.


Also America, you 've got a WICKED PAST!

in 1901, there were 105 blacks lynched

in 1902, there were 85 blacks lynched

in 1903 there were 84 blacks lynched

in 1904 there were 76 blacks lynched

in 1905 there were 57 blacks lynched

in 1906 there were 62 blacks lynched

in 1907 there were 58 blacks lynched

in 1908 there were 89 blacks lynched

in 1909 there were 69 blacks lynched

in 1910 there were 67 blacks lynched

But, these were just the most recent lynchings.

Fact is, btw 1877 & 1950 more than 4000 racial terrorized lynchings in america. That's more people than those who died in 911.

Meanwhile, black soldiers were used in this country's war, but were coming home to more racial injustice, more disrespect, and more... lynchings.


Dear Moet (Part 3)

Dearest Moet,

I want to thank you for your kind words in your last letter. It was a comfort to know that there are people like you who care about the struggles of people like me. However, I must tell you that I am writing this letter to you with a heavy heart. My brother Duke is planning to murder the overseer, and I am afraid for him. Joe-Joe and Dumas are going to help him, and I'm afraid that my brother might get hurt. But even if he does as he says, what next? Who will run the plantation with over 200 indentured servants, all of whom don't have nowhere to go? My mother is also sick with some unknown illness, and I am worried about her. I am tired of working in the fields, but Master asked if I wanted to come into the house to work. I know the repercussions of such a move, though, as the other slaves will see me as nothing but an Uncle Tom. I cannot bear to see their disdain. I am also afraid of the Master's intentions toward me. He has a gleam in his eye when he looks at me, and I fear that he wants me for his own. I do not want his nasty body to touch me. I don't mean to burden you with my worries, but I needed to confide in someone who might understand. Thank you for being that person for me, Moet. Your strength and resilience inspire me to keep fighting against the oppression and exploitation that define our lives.

With love and hope, always in my dreams, Abigail

Part 1: From Abigail:

Part 2: Moet Responds:





Dear Moet

Dearest Sister,

It is Abigail here writin' to you with a quiverin' hand and a heavy heart. I am but a 24-year-old black woman that spends most of my days pickin' cotton in the plantation fields of the Deep South. Oh, how I can imagine the shock that you would feel as you read my letter, being so far away in time and space. But my sister, I must tell you 'bout the hard times that we live in every day.

We rise before the sun is even up, and we labor in the fields until it is time to return to our shacks, long after the sun has set. The sun beats down on us, our hands and backs workin' without stoppin', bendin' over row after row of cotton. It is a life of endless toil and constant struggle, where any mistake we make can result in a whippin' or a beatin'.

We are seen as nothin' but property, stripped of our dignity and humanity. The white overseers take away our voice and our will, makin' us into nothin' but a tool for their own gain. It is a life of oppression, where our hope is constantly tested and our spirits are broken.

But even in the midst of this, we find ways to fight back. We sing spirituals to find the strength to go on, takin' joy in the small moments that make our burdens a little lighter. We hold tight to the hope that we will one day be free from this life of bondage, that we will be seen as full and equal human beings.

And even though we are apart, my sister, we are connected by the shared struggles of our ancestors. We must continue to fight for justice and equality, to carry on their legacy of strength and resistance.

I am just a simple woman, not educated or well-read. But I have been sneakin' books from the overseer's quarters, teachin' myself to read a little bit at a time. It gives me hope that there is more out there than just what we see in the fields. I urge you, my sister, to keep fighting and resistin'. Together, we can create a better future for ourselves and for generations to come.

With love and hope,


Part 1: From Abigail

Part 2: Moet Responds:

Part 3: From Abigail to Moet:


Dear Abigail

Dear Abigail,

Your letter brought tears to my eyes. Although we live in different times and in vastly different circumstances, I feel a connection to you that transcends our differences. My name is Moet, and I am a topless dancer at Magic City in Atlanta.

Working in the club can be tough, but it's nothing compared to what you and your fellow slaves endured. The hardships and struggles that you describe are beyond anything I have ever experienced. I can't even begin to fathom what life must have been like for you. I am humbled and inspired by your strength and resilience in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Your letter made me realize that there are so many things I don't know about the lives of slaves like you. I've heard stories, of course, but I don't know what to believe. Is it true that if a slave tries to run away, their foot will be cut off? Do the overseers rape you at will, as some have said? And how are babies treated if they are born to a slave and an overseer?

I apologize if my questions are insensitive or offensive. I just want to learn more about your experiences and the lives of other slaves like you. I want to honor your strength and resilience by understanding the full extent of the struggles that you faced.

Thank you for your letter, Abigail. It has opened my eyes to a world that I cannot fully understand but will do my best to learn more about.




Part 1: Abigail's First Letter:

Part 3: Abigail's Reply:



If Twain Were Black

TODAY I IMAGINED THAT MARK TWAIN WAS BLACK... the stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn looked a bit different. Tom Sawyer, with his straw hat and freckled face, was still mischievous as ever. But in this world, his friend Huck was a young black boy with a heart of gold.
As for the words used to describe black characters, they were different. Mark Twain, being black himself, knew the power of words and used them to uplift his people. He avoided the harmful stereotypes and slurs that were common in his time, and instead used language that celebrated the strength and resilience of the black community. In fact, his books were a different template, one that endeared Black men, and those ideas were perpetuated over the centuries.
The adventures of Tom and Huck took on a new level of depth and complexity in this world. Yes, they explored the Mississippi River, encountering all kinds of characters along the way. There were white villains, to be sure, but there were also black heroes and heroines who played an integral role in the story.
Through it all, Mark Twain's blackness infused every page. His unique perspective and experiences added a richness and authenticity to the world he created, making it a place that readers of all backgrounds could relate to and cherish.
In the end, Mark Twain's influence on the world of fiction was profound. He was able to push the envelop event before the civil rights leaders who would come after him. Fewer people died. More acquisitions of wealth were realized. His legacy as a black writer who dared to tell stories on his own terms inspired generations to come, and his impact can still be felt to this day.
words & images - Relentless


I’m Still Writing Books

As I grow older and my hair begins to turn grey,  I will still be writing books. It's my happy place in life—creating worlds in my imagination—my drugs and my relaxation, so I'll still keep writing books. I got famous for this craft and made other writers mad, so because that makes me laugh, I'll still be writing books. Writing is my sanctuary, my source of happiness and contentment, and it is a part of who I am. I trapped a bit of fame for my stories, causing envy among other writers, but I will not let that deter me. Regardless of whether people are watching me with approval or disapproval, I will still be writing books. My love for writing extends beyond the conscious realm and into my subconscious, where I continue to write even in my sleep and in my dreams.

Even as technology advances and artificial intelligence becomes a part of our lives, I will still be writing books. I've recently been island-hopping and exploring new landscapes, but even in that peaceful setting, I am still writing books. No matter what turmoil the world may be facing, I will still be writing books. I will stand alongside the up-and-coming writers as well as the legends in the industry, but my focus will always be on writing books.

There is no doubt that even as I lay on my deathbed, I will be remembered as a writer who was always writing books. My love for writing will endure, and I will continue to pour my heart and soul into each and every page I write. So you don’t even need to ask what I’m doing in my spare time; just know that I’m still…writing…books. Relentless


taking time away from writing books to eat

Imagination vs Artificial Intelligence. Who You Got?

There’s a buzz in certain circles that the so-to-speak “Real Artists” of the world are feeling threatened and are calling for enforcement of this ever-expanding AI technology. 

And not only is this not possible thanks to things like decentralization and freedom of speech, but too, it sounds catty, or cry-babyish, where we’re crying out loud for help where there is nobody to answer. As a novelist and creative myself, I want to encourage everyone in the AI community, regardless of their background or experience, to focus on continuous learning and development. Here are some tips that can help you gain recognition as a valued contributor to the AI community:

  1. Focus on a specific area of AI: Choose a particular area of AI that interests you and dive deep into it. This can help you gain expertise and specialize in a particular field, making you a valuable resource to the community.
  2. Collaborate with others: Collaboration is key to advancing the field of AI. Reach out to others in the community, participate in online forums, attend conferences and events, and engage in collaborative projects to build your network and advance your skills.
  3. Stay up-to-date: AI is a rapidly evolving field, and it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements and trends. Read research papers, attend workshops, and engage with others in the community to keep your knowledge current.
  4. Share your work and knowledge: Sharing your work and knowledge with others in the community can help you build a reputation as a valuable contributor. Write blog posts, give presentations, and engage with others online to share your ideas and insights.
  5. Participate in open-source projects: Contributing to open-source AI projects can help you gain practical experience, collaborate with others, and build your reputation within the community.
  6. Attend AI conferences and events: Attending AI conferences and events can provide you with valuable opportunities to network, learn from experts, and showcase your work.

Bottom line here, at least from THIS creative, I will NEVER be concerned about anyone eating off my plate because the plate is big enough for everyone. Plus my heaviest skillset is my imagination. And that's UNTOUCHABLE. So focus on continuous learning and development, collaborating with others, staying up-to-date with the latest advances, sharing your work and knowledge, participating in open-source projects, and attending AI conferences and events, you can build a reputation as a valuable contributor to the ever-growing AI community.


Dream Team? Or Team Me?

I’ve had people floating through my doors consistently and for the past 6 years especially. So many of them are lost, without direction. Others are looking for my resources, on the take take take. But rarely will I stumble upon someone who is a giver; someone who has value to give. And sometimes to my fault, I never stop looking. Maybe its because I’ve seen rock stars in other companies. Maybe its because I’m never satisfied in my quest for that so-called “dream team. Still, despite all, I'm always heralded for the business model I've put together. The customer "likes the atmosphere" I've created, and they appreciate the attention we give them and especially, the drivers (who come to pick up and deliver our food plates) tell me that I've got a "brilliant idea" or they just announce how "dope" this is. But nobody can quite understand the work ethic, the consistency, the patience, or the risk I must take on to get to a point of realizing consistent revenues.

It has taken decades of hard work and determination to get to where I am today as a successful business owner. There was the web design, the video production services, the book publishing, the concert production, the private car services, hospitality, food, the business credit. Yeah, you may have read this in the past tense, but I still do most of these things today. I’m doing much less work for hire, and I’m gravitating to the smarter “laptop life” I champion and praise. But despite the many challenges I've faced along the way, I have consistently remained focused on providing an atmosphere and customer experience that sets me and my business apart from all others. I am grateful for the recognition and appreciation from my customers, who appreciate our attention and care.

However, what many may need to understand fully is the level of work ethic, consistency, patience, and risk that goes into running a successful business. I have seen too many people, usually, those who work around me, become slackers or fall off somehow, and they just don’t add up to the best they can be. And if they are not doing that, how can they serve our company’s purpose? 

This journey has not been easy, but I have learned to be adaptable and pivot as needed to ensure the success of my business.

Above all, my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional customer service and delivering high-quality products has been key to my success. By sharing my story and highlighting the effort and risk involved in running a business, I hope to build a deeper appreciation and understanding of entrepreneurs' challenges.

I am proud of the journey I have taken to get here and look forward to continued growth and success in the future.

If you’re wondering “what’s next,” don’t. Just know that you shouldn’t talk about what you’re doing or what you plan to do. Simply do it, get it done, and stockpile that contribution atop all other accomplishments. Inevitably they will add up to steps that will lead you to the top of your respective industry.


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Sure, God Did. But Emory Did Too!

Watching this years #GrammyAwards was so affirming. I’m no hip hop rapper, but the culture has provided for me well over the years. First

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Tyran 'Tata' Smith, Emory Jones, Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter and Nipsey Hussle attend Nipsey Hussle Grammy Celebration at The Peppermint Club on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images)

of all, my work as a concert promoter in the 80’s, a tv producer & magazine publisher in the ’90s, and then all that “quality time” I spent writing all those books! The exclamation point on all the noise through the years was to be AMPLIFIED by one man who stepped to me unprovoked: “Hey whatchu writing bro? I always see you writing” And when I told this stranger what I was doing and that I was going to be a best-selling novelist… well the rest is history, how he asked to read some of my work, how he then became addicted to my writing and eventually invested thousands of dollars in me/no contract or written agreement. His brotherly, philanthropic investment enabled me at the most critical time in my life, in fact it gave me life when nobody else was around to support me, to encourage me… and then to keep it real/to put hard-earned dollars in my hands is priceless. Yes, that’s him, relevant as ever, #EmoryJones sitting shotgun beside JayZ.

So just as Emory supports and amplifies HOV, It feels amazing to have been amplified by Emory in the field of writing, especially now when everything written is questionable, with everyone punching in “prompts” to get to the juice of life. Yeah-nah, I was drinking the juice before I had access to the web. This is IN ME, ink pen and line paper, bruh.

In the sit-down where Les Brown interviews me, I spoke about Emory’s investment in my life, and Les shared:  “You know, I believe in angels, that when you are committed to doing something, and you become so good, that you cannot be ignored that angels will intervene.”  And as Les said it, Emory lives it. He lived it then, when we were locked up, and he lives it now sitting to the right (our right) of the King JayZ.  Sure, Emory is no rapper, but he’s certainly an influence, the breakfast club interview, sitting beside Jay at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and here on one of the world’s biggest stages at The Grammys. Clearly he’s a major part of the energy, or else why would he be present in these spaces? @vegas_jones belongs there on stage, amidst giants. And its a celebration for me too, since Emory is the reason my hard work, writing all those dozens of books was amplified and how driven I remained behind those razor-wire fences and concrete walls. No, I may not be a rapper, but whenever I see Emory in these spaces, he’s no intangible ghost. He’s not just a person I met. Nope. In my imagination we’re sitting on his bunk bed building, separated by my piles of notebooks of lined paper and hand-written words, words that he agreed with and enjoyed when he was also rock bottom… words that have now become institutions, words that have built buildings and put bread on the tables of my loved ones and employees. Words that have attracted love in my life.

So while DJ Khalid chants “God Did” and while the masses will say “Khalid did, and JayZ feels “HOV Did” for me, Emory Did! #SALUTE #EmoryJones #2023grammyawards #Jayz #DJKhalid  #fortdixx #urbanlit #urbanfiction


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