Birth of a (New) Nation

September 2012

With Stuff Black People Don’t Like: 365 Black Days of Judging by Content of Character finally being published (as a personal favor to me, why don’t you head over to Amazon and pick up a couple copies for your family member and friends), all attention is now diverted to putting the finishing touches on Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White. To be released at the end of August, Opiate offers a look into college football and the vise grip the sport has the minds of millions of right-thinking people.

But today, the cover to the second part of the trilogy on America’s dying cities came in, and I was too excited not to share it. Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America’s Black Metropolis was a book that was started in January of 2012 and published in April of 2012. For those paying attention, Paul Kersey has been writing about Atlanta since 2009. It was stated here in 2011 – when 30,000 Black people battled for the right to be placed on a sign-up sheet to be eligible for Section 8 vouchers in 2015 – 2017(!!) – that Kersey stated Atlanta would be the city where Black-Run America ended.

It was in 2012 when Clayton County (in 1970, 95 percent white and home to the some of Truett Cathy’s first Chick-fil-A’s; now, almost 80 percent Black and the foreclosure capital of America) when we got a glimpse of what will happen on the “Day the EBT Card Runs Out.”

With an October surprise still looming (and another secret project coming out on September 11), SBPDL is pleased to announce that in September, Black Mecca Down: The Collapse of the City too Busy to Hate will be published. With exclusive chapters never before published on the 1996 Olympics, the Legacy of the Olympics (Public Housing Part II), Mayor Bill Campbell, The Color of Failure: Underground Atlanta, Wayne Williams, Sweet Auburn, the 2009 Mayoral Race: The Black Memo, Coca-Cola, the move toward secession by North Fulton, and the Georgia Lottery/HOPE Scholarship, Black Mecca Down promises to end on a positive note.

Then, we move away from Atlanta. Some readers of SBPDL might have tired with the magnifying glass directed at the city, and it’s now time to point it elsewhere.

Funny though — it’s nearly 100 years ago that D.W. Griffith started storyboarding the script for what would be considered the most controversial film in movie history, “The Birth of a Nation.”

As we approach 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the “Birth of a Nation” release, the only thing needed to begin the arduous process of creating the birth of a new nation (and ending Black-Run America -BRA- once and for all) is for good people to speak up when and where they can. That’s it.

With Black Mecca Down, I’ll continue to do my part.



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