It’s Not A Good Idea To Support Dr. Umar Johnson’s All-Black Boys Academy

June 24, 2014 ‐ By Charing Ball

 

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For almost a month now, black and mainstream media outlets, including blogs and news sites, have been reporting on the allegedly awesome and ambitious story of Dr. Umar Johnson and his plan to raise money for an all-black residential academy for boys.

On paper the plan is seductive: As reported in Black Enterprise under its Be Smart > Education section, Dr. Johnson, a so-called noted psychologist with a long history of working with young black children in the Philadelphia public school system, is looking to raise five million dollars through the black community to purchase St. Paul University, the now defunct HBCU in Lawrence, Virginia. As the black business magazine reports, his plans are to rename the facility the Frederick Douglass (who Johnson touts as a great relative on his personal website) and Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for Black Boys. And its curriculum will focus on preparing “students for self-employment and entrepreneurship, not merely acceptance into college.”

The education website Diverse Education delves further into Dr. Johnson’s story, adding that the “self-professed Black nationalist” and controversial speaker has been given a deadline of August 21 to raise the capital for the purchase of the campus, which has 35 buildings. And while it is unclear how much of that he has already raised, Diverse Education quotes Dr. Johnson as saying, “donations have steadily been pouring in through an online fundraising drive,” donations that are currently being accepted through his website.

Yes, on paper, particularly the cover, the plan sounds absolutely wonderful. However, when you begin to peel back the flap and delve into the pages, Dr. Johnson as a whole reads a little less impressive, specifically when it comes to his beliefs about homosexuality and gender. And that is kind of important considering that he wants to head an all-male academy of impressionable young boys.

For one, there are his thoughts on homosexuals, which he speaks on regularly in interviews, his speeches and in presentations that he gives across the country, including in public schools. More specifically, in a KTL Radio interview from 2011, Dr. Johnson attributes the gay rights movement to some sort of massive conspiracy by some unnamed culprit (I’m assuming he means the ever-elusive “white man”), to destroy the black community through population control. I kid you not.

He follows up this theory in December 2012 in another interview with YouTube user, Hebrew Truth & Consequences. Dr. Johnson says, in his professional opinion, that “there is something different in the mindset and physiological environment of somebody, who is homosexual and lesbian.” In the same interview, the good doctor, who also claims he “treats” homosexuality and lesbianism, notes that homosexuality was listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, as a mental disorder up until 1973. This is interesting considering that the field of psychology also once claimed that Drapetomania, a “condition,” which caused enslaved blacks to run away from their masters, was a mental illness and used to lock tons of women away in asylums for female hysteria. With that being said, you’ll have to pardon me if what the field used to historically believe was mentally ill, doesn’t quite move me to the right.

Dr. Johnson’s conspiracy theories don’t end there, as he also notes in another interview:

“The Rockefeller World Population Council and Planned Parenthood International, the same Planned Parenthood that is giving black women abortions all across America is also the same Planned Parenthood, who has also contributed to the brainstorming and think tanking that went into using homosexuality as a population control strategy in the black community…”

And somebody actually gave this dude a doctorate. Actually, who did give him a doctorate? Can we have its accreditation pulled?

But “Dr.” Johnson is not done with his dissertation on the root causes of homosexuality and introduces another layer to the conspiracy: The always destructive (and usually suspected) black single mothers, who according to this article from a few months ago on Naturally Moi, the good doctor believes “psychologically castrate” their sons with their and then wonder why they turn gay later on.

Dr. Johnson, who is an unmarried father of two, has more advice for the fairer sex, which he delivered in a lecture entitled “For Sisters Only” earlier this year. In the video, which is also posted on YouTube, the supposed clinical psychologist told a Brooklyn-based classroom full of adult black women that a black woman’s vag*na “is the back root to her unconscious mind” and that women who desire wild sex have mental issues. More specifically on that point, he says the following:

The more violent you are during sex, the greater the likelihood your unconscious issues are not dealt with. Yes!!!! Women who scream more, want to be beat on, women who want the man to engage them as if it was a rape…I met one brother the other day, who was like, ‘Brother Umar, help me out. I was making love to this sister and she was bad. And then she just started talking in another language and grabbing stuff and punching me in the back… And I was like, ‘Damn. Are you a woman or a man…’ Unconscious energy. If you want all of that, it is because you got issues…”

Or it is possible that you just like “freaky” sex, including role playing and S&M and that you just had an orgasm? But these ol’ Mistas-from-the-Color-Purple-acting dudes don’t want to know anything about making that kitten purr – they just want lay on a girl and do their business.

There are several more examples of Dr. Johnson’s homophobic and misogynistic views on YouTube, if you are so inclined and have the patience to listen to it. Honestly, I have heard enough of Dr. Johnson over the years for me to personally come to the conclusion that he doesn’t have any business around the next generation of young men and women. But more importantly, the fact that few if any of these media outlets (as well as the University board of Trustees) ran the story of Dr. Johnson’s bid for St. Paul University without giving real context to any of his controversial beliefs is extremely troubling and downright neglectful.

Now that you know a little more about Dr. Johnson, what are your thoughts on his bid and the prospect of him opening a boy’s academy?

 

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  • I think the school in principle is a good idea. I disagree with many things that Dr. Johnson, says, however.

  • Nicky Freeman

    Dear Author. Maybe it would be helpful to debunk his assertions with facts than dimiss him as a conspiracy theorist

  • linmarco

    Leave him alone. If you don’t trust him then don’t donate. If he fails so be it. If he succeeds so be it.

    Whites know they can always count on blacks suffering from meritorious manumission syndrome, to help them thwart plans by blacks to help themselves.

  • blackalaureate

    this article is a year old. umar johnson hasn’t secured the funds or the building. time to give the money back and move on to another project.

  • Dominique

    Unless you have an alternative solution like opening up another school that will benefit the community, I’d suggest that you not tear Dr. Umar’s dream down. I mean, really, who are you anyway? You’re probably just a reporter who simply records the news….although I don’t knock the profession, you’ll be the one writing about its success after it happens…so, in other words, stick to your day job…why don’t you highlight the positive efforts that this man has been trying to do….we need to start supporting each other and stop tearing each other down.

  • Pam

    I find Ms. Charing Bell’s assessment of brother Umar Johnson morally incompetent and her moronic nonsensical rhetorical comments as characterless and ha ha ha laughable as her attempts to move beyond her irrelevant and imbecilic theater of profession. Unfortunately she belongs in the same category with Raven Simone, Ben Carson and Donald Trump. Ms. Charing Ball needs to clean up her act I looked at her social media and it looks like any superficial wanna be diva in high school, REALLY I wonder how she got her job, she has no substance, she evidently knows nothing about African history, Her social media pages speak loudly about her shallow mentality and her lack of command of the English language. What are her so-called degrees? Ha ha ha ha. She evidently spends her time watching reality television, that fact right there shows she is in no position to write about a REAL African brother that has a REAL understanding of what people of color need. What can she show as her contribution to our young brothers and sisters? Come up with something she has done to contribute to the struggle. A 15 year old could come up with better content then her waste of time editorials. What is truly sad is that these morons bred and have children. The most she will have to offer her off spring will be how to emulate the preposterous, asinine and unimaginative women that waste their time on the second hand emotions they get watching REALITY TV. Time out for the bull. CATCH UP WE”LL WAIT

  • Mims

    I like how the author just turned his entire agenda into gay bashing (which is false for anyone who’s ever heard him speak), without further explaining his intentions on helping black boys become educated and self sufficient, and much much more. Typical bullshit.

  • NOchoiceINbeingME

    Its crazy to me how educated people think they know it ALL. I’m so sick of people telling me that I’m choosing to be gay. I was born this way, I really was. Ive spent my whole life wishing and praying away the gayness inside of myself. I’ve been on a journey to embrace everything about myself that I have tried to subdue in the past. This includes my gayness and blackness. It saddens me that someone like Dr. Umar Johnson wouldnt embrace and uplift his black gay brothers. I want to support someone like him because I believe in alot of what he stands for when it comes to education and the future for the black race. But he is half hate just the rest of them and I refuse to invest my money into any form of hate. I feel sorry for the future little gay black boy enrolled into his school. When will the conscious really be conscious?

  • Maxey Ross

    Keepingitreal..I agree, its a great idea,

  • The Truf

    Anytime you start doing good for blacks… Anytime you start making change… You can rest-a-sure that people both white and black are coming to tear you down. Blacks because they are brainwashed fools. Whites because they simply are not even from this planet.

  • googleygirl

    What a horribly biased article. The author comes off as someone who is homosexual and is offended by Dr. Umar because of his views.

  • Ivan Anderson

    Alright, time for me to stop reading ANYTHING published on this website.

  • Maat Ta’Meri

    this article stirs mixed emotions for me…. while I am growing more and more impatient with Dr. Umar’s views on women (particularly women’s sexuality, womanhood and being a single mother) as well as his views on homosexuality- he is the only nationalist male that I’ve seen recently who is making a concerted effort to address educating Black males. And to do so on a defunct HBCU campus is BRILLIANT. What he needs is to readdress his OWN issues with women and femininity (instead of trying to place all the blame on us) and then he should try collaborating with the top scholars in his field (including, if not ESPECIALLY women scholars) and expand the basis of his school to ALL Black children seeking a nationalist based, University worthy education.

  • Floyd Jackson

    I support Dr. Umar Johnson for all the right reasons,and I believe he ‘s guide to do what he can,against all the odds by a force bigger than him. I’m 60 years of age and has witness in my life the destruction of the present ways, and in this game of life, we as a people has been mis-educated from A to Z ,and the results are still,as a people we don’t have anything but a hard way to go, the only thing we have left is our potential with no real outlet for it, and those few that do have something most have lost themselves to obtain it, most will say like Malcolm said they would,”Master is we hurt” So I say,”if you dislike Brother Umar it’s because you love the disfunction of African people,perhaps you are feeding of it, if so, I understand your fears.PS, “I have dropetomania”

  • Black men that have nothing be criticism for black women…. Why cant these brothers save their advice for the black men?

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    It makes a lot more sense than opening yet another “sports program for troubled youth” scam. Sure, athletic programs have value. But not as career springboards for the masses. Career sports positions are very rare, so training a generation to be ball players is a guarantee that most of them will fail utterly. If Dr. Johnson wants to teach them spreadsheets and literature, they will emerge with many more options than a ball will ever give.

    As for his take on homosexuality, so what. Most of the nation is not homosexual, so why make special allowances for them at a boy’s school? If Johnson doesn’t want to be responsible for homosexual issues at the school, why is that not his option? It sounds like he’s doing the right thing by admitting the truth instead of lying about it. If the parents and school supporters don’t want a school that supports homosexuality, why should they be forced into it?

    The other side of this is the racial angle. Can you imagine the uproar if someone tried to open a school exclusively for straight white boys? Dr. Johnson should encourage one since it would draw every bit of the heat away from him! The forced integration of US schools was never about the truth. It was about making the numbers look better so that some schools wouldn’t look like perpetual failure factories. For 20 years into the process it looked good on paper.

    But what happened was that education in the US morphed into a 1-size-fits-all, you have no choice, do it our way or fail kind of system that drains more ambition than it creates. But it also seems to promote racial division in ways nobody considered. The blind assumption is that simply cramming kids together will eventually force them into getting along. We’re still waiting.

    And in the mean time, US education is failing everybody from the bottom up. I went to school all over the country. In Memphis most of my teachers were black and they didn’t take crap off any student of any color. We actually learned there. I went to another school in Florida where most of my teachers were white and did everything they could to avoid any sort of confrontation. Usually by letting the wild kids (of every color) run wild.

    One thing that was interesting about school in Florida back then was that we had an even number of black, white and Hispanic students. So the hate was kind of diluted and most of us got along pretty well. I think having the government force us to get along was wrong. It should have been allowed to happen organically, not by mandate. What’s the rush? Dr. Johnson seems to get it, take care of your own, the government won’t.

    • Well stated Dr. Johnson plan is to address the need of the young wayward, undisciplined, smart but misguided black boys before they get too caught up into the criminal justice system however to our surprise he start being harassed and bullied because he refused to take liberal money and he won’t waste his time addressing or promoting homosexual and feminist concerns after that that’s when the bashing, bullying and character assassination and set ups start coming his way.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        It’s weird to watch. And marginalizing fathers of all colors seems to be the goal. As a parent I can guarantee that boys and girls do better in school if they take a break from each other around 3rd grade. But Dr. Johnson is being attacked because he doesn’t want to help gays and because he does want to help young men. The very idea that he would teach them to be men is revolting to hard core leftist feminists.
        I hope he gets every dime he needs for this. It would be a long finger for these asssholes who want to downplay men, as a race!

  • King Equality

    If you did your own research Madame Noire you would see that Dr. Umars plan is in fact exactly what we need to start building our communities on a national level. I support Dr. Johnson fully and if you ever decide to read a book and turn off HOA for a second you would probably know that it was Bayard Rustin a homosexual black quaker who operated behind the scenes on behalf of the US gubment to engineer the transformation of the the civil rights movement into the LGBT movement not the elusive white man as you facetiously stated. Oh and by the way this has been documented on several accounts. That elusive “white man” was not elusive Bayard Rustin worked for John F. Kennedy (the white man) and his administration (the white men). If you would like to discuss this further I have no problem doing so. Good Day Madame Blanche… Noire whatever

  • Ramona J Muhammad

    I SUPPORT HIM 100000% . WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR BROTHERS EFFORTS TO EDUCATE OUR YOUTH AND SAVE THEM FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE!

  • Maywood

    I’ve donated to Dr. Umar’s academy and I plan on donating again at least once a month. Blacks must learn to do for self. This is an awesome idea.

  • Shandreia Copeland

    I don’t understand why it is so impossible or immoral for a person not to believe in or condone homosexuality.When has it become a law that a person HAS to agree with you in order for their opinion to be valid. As far as sex is concerned, I do agree with him. If a person likes that kind of play during sex, yes, I think that person has deeply rooted mental issues. As far as the school is concerned, while people, publications, and organizations are bashing this man, why not come up with an alternative that can build up the black boys instead of tearing down his idea. I do not see Madam Menoire presenting a compelling alternative within the community or to further help the cause. Yet, you want to develop a story and tear this man down. Is he right in everything that he says? Probably not. Yet, he is not completely wrong either and right or wrong, at least he is DOING SOMETHING, which is more than I can say for a lot of people out here. Either help with a plan for something better or shut up!

  • Ayiti Pou Ayisyen

    its becoming more clear to me that madamenoire is the enemy of the black community. the white power structure raised you against the self-determination and independence of your people. its sad and disgusting.

    The fact that they on this man back expresses means he is starting to become a menace to the status quo. like garvey , like malcolm , they’ll always be on his back. and since the black feminist are the invention of the white power structure its only right they ride with their massas.

  • Richard Lionel Thompson

    Once again here we go following a man, giving money to a man, uplifting a man and praising a man. When will we learn that in 2015 we do not need to follow anyone? We need to learn how to stop being preyed upon. Teach our kids economics, ensure they pass their grades on a level that is higher than average, and at all cost make sure they graduate high school. Now at that point, we all knew we had to do something with ourselves, Let me be clear here, “those that were properly educated did”. Those that were “not” properly educated, fell victim to white supremacy, by populating jails, making babies, selling drugs, ect. Now where are my donations? LOL GTFOH, Umar Johnson demonized public schools in order to finance his agenda to build a, “better” school… Oldest trick in the book, and we still falling for it? WAKE UP MY PEOPLE! BLACK POWER!!!

  • Max Most

    This article is a smeer campaign..!!

  • John Dolce Dough

    I applaud Dr Umar for actually doing something instead writing articles that sound like a paid agent! I will donate and promote your school brother.

  • Shakeelah Byrd

    Dr. Umar Johnson is a good man, and wise man. The academy will happen if the feds don’t buy up every school the Dr. is interested in setteling on. We all need to support him, because he is supporting our young men. This is what a leader looks like, take a good look. He has worked with the children, so experience says he knows what he is talking about. I don’t believe the Dr. is homophobic, he speaks on his experience in counceling individuals that are gay. I don’t care who is against this great work in progress, I am all for it.

  • I LOVE THIS MAN!!!! I agree with a lot of the thing he speaks on and I do believe this is a great idea to restore a school and make it an all boy’s academy.

  • Dee Dee

    you could have benefited from taking a much less emotional and personal approach toward conveying disdain for Johnson. Upon research one will see these views are just the tip of the iceberg. The man promotes necromancy, praying to ancestors.. That is a message with greater implications than the aforementioned article presents, not everyone will be fine with their sons practicing this act.

  • Malcolm Turner

    Madame noir, stfu.
    Are you trying to open a school for young black boys?

  • Goddess S.

    I can’t believe how dumb this article is. I swear a Black man cant do anything right in this day and age.

  • Charles Hill

    I stand with and by Dr Umar Johnson!!! not everyone in America all of a sudden feel like homosesxuality is a normal thing, it is not if a union does not procreate is against nature. If you want to behave like that fine, but why does it have to be the law of the land. Stop telling our children that that type of behavior is OK.

  • He doesn’t even have a phd.

  • Emanon

    Remove this anti-Black article

  • anonmouse

    So this man has some controversial ideas, so you decide to question his right to a doctorate? Sounds like typical racism to me. Dr. Johnson was speaking of the fact that single parent households are causing gender tensions to be transferred to children, resulting in an increase in homosexuality. Yeah, he was keeping it real, a thing that is dangerous in America… a place where people love to take sound bytes and turn them into negative spin. The ironic thing is, that if these “war on drugs-school to prison pipeline” people get their way, the ONLY right these boys will have is the right to be gay, whether they want it or not.

  • Bob Sheridan

    The author is obviously gay and is butt hurt (pun intended) that Dr. Umar will not tolerate homo play in his schools. You have to be an idiot to see that the Jew Media and White Supremacists have an agenda with making the strong black male “feminine.”

  • Oya Shango

    I used to think MadameNoire was agenda free, until I read this hit-piece passing as respectful journalism. I do not even follow Dr. Johnson, but am absolutely in support of his ambitious plan to build a Black all boys school. His views on homosexuality (or supporting the gay agenda) should not be the sole litmus test to deny millions of young boys a chance at a culturally centered education. Anyone who shares his dream should continue to support and assist him. I am for civil rights for gays, but you cannot force the community to accept it as normal. Those are two different issues.

  • Tee

    This is just silly. The work Dr. Umar is trying to do and the issues he is trying to address far outweigh him being “homophobic” and “mysognistic”. We have someone trying to educate black boys, one of the most at-risk and undeserved populations in the country, and we are willing to throw that away because of his views on homosexuality. Everyone does not have to agree with homosexuality. Stay focused on the real issues.

  • Nikki Blackwell

    If Dr Johnson is not the person to educate our boys, I suppose white industrialists like John D Rockefeller were a better choice, or how about JP Morgan. or Cornelius Vanderbilt, we all know how much they valued education especially for African Children. Since this will be a private school not funded by the govt, he has the right to educate whom he pleases. Maybe you should develop something for gay kids, if that’s important to you. .And since gays want to ride our coattails, just like we learned not everybody likes blacks, there are still private clubs and establishments where we are not welcome and not admitted, they too, do not take money from the Govt, that’s why they’re private. If we’ve gotten over it, maybe you should too.

  • Angelicbeauty

    So to try to distort Dr Umars plan, is merely based on his allegiance against homosexuality? The rest of this article doesn’t give enough evidence that his plan shouldn’t be supported. Here is a man whose standing up and actually making a change, and he gets crapped on by his own counterparts! Most people who are against this type of change, are those who have become complacent with being the lesser equal. The bigger picture is, why aren’t there many black successful businesses owners? Why is it that we don’t have our own government? Land and etc? Well the primary root of the problem is because our people DO NOT stick together. We stick with other races and support their ideas, religion & culture. We even branch off of their thoughts and make subcategories of remixed endeveres. However, when it comes to the rebuilding of our own nation, we rebuttal one another, dissect one another with malicious intentions, and ultimately cause so much chaos, that the original plan falls through- so that we are back at square one; with nothing!
    This article is nothing more than an uneducated guess or opinion (stemming from miseducation), to get folks to change their positive opinion of Dr Umar. Smh. We complain about not having leaders nowadays like MLK, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and etc, but when people actually stand up to make a difference, they get sh!tted on (for a lack of better words) by our on kind! It’s truly sad and very distasteful.
    Lastly, what Dr Umar says about homosexuality is true. There are a plethora of reasons why folks are homosexuals. Much of it has to do with a mental disorder, as well as a deeper DNA-tampored agenda called BPA. Its a synthetic compound that causes a chemical imbalance within a person, to get them “sexually confused” (for a lack of a better term). Studies have shown that this man-made compound is in the plastic of water bottles, baby formula, canned foods and etc. PLEASE RESERACH. If you were born a homo, chances are, it’s because it’s somthing that your mother/fathet ate, and NOT because God made you that way. Please understand that this goes beyond the surface of basic comprehension.
    What Dr Umar speaks on, can stand against scrutiny because it’s factual. It also doesn’t take a genius to know that a same sex couple CAN NOT reproduce, which means that there are less black children = Population control.
    Smh let’s get with the program folks and quit listening to these coon-ish buffoons who like to talk and write literature such as this mess!

    • Galactic#9

      Bravo! Well said! 🙂

  • Marques Travae

    I would love to see Dr. Johnson open a school and I fully support him! I have listened to many of his lectures over the past few years as well as others who will probably never make the mainstream press. But that’s something to think about. Voices who are in the mainstream are already bought and paid and for so you’ll never hear viewpoints outside of the accepted box. As far as the whole homosexual debate, here the problem that I have. As with any controversial debate/topic, buzzwords are used to shut down a conversation before it can even happen. When the topic is Jewish, challengers are always “Anti-Semitic”. If the topic is government, people are called “Nazis”. If the topic is homosexuality, one is automatically labeled “homophobic”. These types of accusations do nothing for the debate but perhaps show that users of such terms don’t really want to debate the topic. I have a host of reasons for why I would support Dr. Johnson which I won’t get into in this forum. It’s obvious which side this site stands on but that’s not how I see this issue at all.

  • starnic

    His philosophies mirror barber shop, back pew parking lot, jail cell fake revolutionist ideologies based solely on jilted personal experiences (most of which he probably makes up). These people are dangerous because like Sarah Palin to the trailer trash he speaks to the ignorant on their level using their fears i.e. phobias i.e. Homophobias to guide them into further confusion. p.s. homophobia is a fear of gays and we all know with fear, humans beings most likely respond with hate… He tried to flip that into that age old “Phobia means fear and I don’t fear anybody” (to applause from the peanut gallery) ELEMENTARY semantics at best… This is what pimp preachers use every Sunday morning to keep the masses writing checks and supplying them with fancy cars and gold jewelry, new suits and jets..

    • You are obviously a white boy! Why else would you use a blank avatar? Stay out of our family business!

  • Joffre Taylor Jr

    I totally support Dr. Johnson, and I will help him accomplish our goal to purchase this property with maximum energy. This school is for all our black people, not for Dr. Johnson, not for a select few, but for all black people, if you see the over all picture, WAKE UP AND STOP HATING !!!! Peace & Blessings to my Brothers & Sisters.

  • Good Hair Gary

    No one never ask ” HOW CAN WHITES HELP STOP RACISM?

  • Good Hair Gary

    You can tell this is a Hispanic site with no blacks working there. It appears a lot of Non Blacks have the answer to black problems. Wow. No one never ask ” HOW CAN WHITES HELP STOP RACISM?

  • rasil4u

    Your points are weak and present a non critical argument. I will support his venture, applaud him, and proudly do so. You should be ashamed to have posted this comment. Your name seems to be that of a Black female? It has always been Blacks like you that the man has been able to convince negatively about Blacks. We don’t need minds like yours to continually promote negativity. Dr. Umar is a wonderful Black man who is trying very hard to help his people, I applaud, and support him in every. Perhaps you might try likewise and discontinue what Whites enjoy you supporting…the divisive modality.

  • bee

    I think this article is pure slander . Every time an Afrikan American tries to do something for their own community within the United States of America ,it is met with backlash. No one really had anything to say when Oprah opened her school on South Africa . But trying to do something for the black community in America and the doctor must be wrong and crazy.

  • Although I don’t agree with everything Dr. Johnson says, I support his project to start the Academy.

  • Nelly

    Whoever wrote this article clearly needs to SIT DOWN. Perhaps they are a homosexual or have loved ones who are. His opinions and beliefs as far as sexuality is concerned has nothing to do with wanting young black men to attain a better education, or his desire for our young people to have their own facilities. I’m so upset that this site is so concerned with and praises all this celebrities who are doing absolutely nothing for their communities, and here you have a black man trying to take a stand and do something positive and you crabs want to bring him down. SMH you ashamed of yourself!! I’m done with this website….

  • Shalove2

    You do know that Margaret Sanger was a eugenicist and that Plan Parenthood was created for population control for those less worthy to give birth. So before you call something a conspiracy theory do some research of your own.

  • Shalove2

    So this has nothing to do with Dr Umar Johson;s ideas except for your homosexual agenda.

  • Raymond C-IamSovereign Gunn

    he is telling the truth.. they want more gay blacks so it reduces the black population… planned parenthood was founded by a nazi for the same reason….. it is not a lie…. but the blind do not want to see.

  • qween

    Another thing Charing Ball I wanted to ask you, why would any black parent in their right mind who claims they love their children send them to a white man’s college to get a white man’s education and expect our children to learn of themselves? You ever heard the saying, “God bless the child thats got his own?” Whats more free than working for yourself and having your own? What is wrong with Dr. Umar Johnson teaching to work for yourself without again going to the white man’s college an accumulating debt from student loans (even with scholarships and grants) that one more than likely won’t have paid off before they die? There are millions of successful black people such as myself who never went to college and currently make a yearly salary of $84,652 which I’m more than sure is better than a worldly black female who has a job of gossiping and hating on those who want better for themselves and their people. Get it together please and maybe work on speaking facts like Dr. Umar Johnson and not your opinion.

  • qween

    The author of this article appears to be the devil in disguise. Anyone who would speak negatively about a man who has FACTS about EVERY TOPIC he speaks of that I myself can personally relate to and identify with is, in no way good for black people. Now Ms. Charing Ball, I’ve never heard of you and since you chose to attack the efforts of Dr. Umar Johnson, please tell the black people, what have YOU done for the black boys and girls in any community? What negative is he doing in trying to step up as a positive black men that many black parents like myself, admire and support 100% percent of the way doing wrong? I believe God/allah/jehovah/our maker or whatever one chooses to call our higher power is proud of Dr. Umar Johnson for putting in more effort than his haters. I thank you for your hate, it is so motivatng. Its clear that no part of God is in you so your actions are expected. You are spiritually ugly and evil however I understand that when you are a worldly person such as yourself, you do and speak worldly things. Dr. Umar Johnson keep up the good work-my son needs your teachings to continue. I support you. Keep brushing the haters off-luvu!

  • Princess Jackson

    Its really sad to see people bash the few good people who are actually trying to help the black community. This website is garbage just as the person who wrote this mess. Find something better to do with your time.

  • Brian Dixon

    Well, as an African-American board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have to say that Dr. Johnson’s opinions are not only not accepted psychological practice but (for some of his views) are harmful to our children.
    The children that I see and treat every day are vessels of endless wonder and potential; disparaging any of them in regards to whom they love is not only traumatic but reckless. I fully support the idea of improving the education and emotional wellbeing of our black male youth; but ostracizing and disparaging the few who are gay is just wrong.

  • rainbow

    The only reason why dr umar johnson’s school is not up yet is because it promotes true black excellence. The church is against homose*uality as well but people support it but the church does not support black excellence. The Catholic schools are against homosexuality but they are supported but catholic schools do not promote black excellence. These damn rich black celebs could give two shyts about the excellence of the black community apparently because they clearly do not support/donate significantly enough.

  • person

    This website is garbage

  • Dominique

    Homophobia implies that someone is afraid of homosexuals. Dr Umar has stated that grid not afraid of people of the LGBT community and that he does not encourage or applaud any hatred towards these people. Just because he does not condone homosexuality or regard it as a proper lifestyle that is conducive to the preservation and improvement of the black race as a whole does not automatically make him a bigot. I think we all can agree that simply not supporting a lifestyle is not equivalent to be hostile to people who take part in that lifestyle. There are some people who agree homosexuality is a naturally occurring phenomena while others feel it is not, either belief is valid and both parties have a right to adhere to it. But to slander Dr Umar’s character in the manner with which the author of this article has, having reacted to his stance on homosexuality from an emotional level and effectively negating all of the work that this man contributes on a regular basis is truly irresponsible. I would like to know how much research the author has done on population control and the efforts of groups like the Rockefeller foundation have put into effect to carry on these types of initiatives. I fully respect Dr Umar and support his cause. He doesnot want to train young boys to grow up and fit in the box that white America has created for them. He wants to raise boys to be men who work for themselves.

    And to the comment about the vagina being the back door to a woman’s unconscious mind, I am a woman in fully tune with her vagina and I agree with him 100 percent. Any woman who disagrees is playing her self. Whatever pain or trauma we haven’t fully healed or addressed comes to the surface during sexual encounters,sometimes violently. I don’t think this translates to Dr Umar wanting women to “just lay there.” The author was projecting her thoughts onto the doctor. Again, not all people agree that BDSM is normal, acceptable behavior in the bedroom. And those people are allowed that opinion. Just because I’m not a cheerleader for violent sex doesn’t mean I think it’s participants should be shunned or punished. The article was too emotional and subjective and completely undermine the efforts of Dr Umar, which are myriad in quantity.

  • Marquice Moore

    Dr. Umar Johnson shall get the funds for this college and no one will stop him, everytime dark Deities try to advance and raise certain Spirits to help us, lunatics come out to try and defile a complex plan that will help better communities.

    This is by far a horrible attack on a vision that stems from sacred male energy. Be careful how you write your articles and who you attack.

  • Tiana

    Keep up the good work dr…#hiddenagenda

  • Nikki Blackwell

    Where’s your school? If you don’t like his ideology, what school are you putting together? The second easiest thing to do is criticize. Especially when you have no plans to do something yourself. The first easiest thing to do is nothing. Does this society still have all male institutions? Of course they do. Are there still places where the gay lifestyle is not accepted? Of course there is. Go into any black church and you can see how “accepting” they are, so to dump all of this in Umar Johnson’s lap is unfair. They are shooting our young men down in the streets, infiltrating our streets with weapons and drugs, so that young black boys without proper male guidance can shoot each other like they’re in some video game, unfortunately they can’t go back and undo the shooting and it’s repercussions. Why are we ALWAYS the first ones to destroy what we try to do for ourselves. Someone’s right to be gay does not supersede my right not to be, or not to have my children exposed to that lifestyle. Dr. Johnson’s stand imay not be perfect, but it is one we desperately need to save our young people and provide the quality of education they deserve. Why don’t you write an article on religious pimps ? Those who drain resources from our neighborhood and give nothing back in return? So lay off Dr, Johnson until you address those who exploit and pimp our people for their own personal gain!

  • Toshi MaterialGyrl

    im a bisexual women myself but I’m not that IGNORANT to put GAY ISSUES BEFORE BLACK ISSUES, just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean u don’t support POSITIVE EFFORTS of theirs. u would rather backlash this man for doing something positive in the black community than to support it because it doesn’t agree with ur lifestyle!!!! U COULD HAVE USE MADAME NOIRE TO INTERVIEW DR. JOHNSON AND GET THE WORD OUT . SMFH @MADAME NOIRE

  • Luchi Heru

    Peace Gods. Hello to all my brothers and sisters Queen and King alike. This article slandering him for his personal position, as a means to discredit him and take away from his goal is sad. Another Queen said it and I agree, the author must be a homosexual. The comparisons on mental illness were reaching. Obviously the individual who wrote this has a lot of catching up to do if they didn’t know planned parenthood is at the forefront of the eugenics moment against Africans. I was expecting actual fault to be found in Dr. Umar so I could better assess his character, but all these half slanderous articles do is prove the man is untouchable. He’s entitled to his personal views and he doesn’t teach anything you wouldn’t want your kids to know. Unless your idea of education involves homosexuality and it’s place in modern society! From the mothers of African men, there is to much support in favor of homosexuality. It is time to end all things that don’t help our people prosper. Peace Gods.

  • romel

    This is the best idea I have heard in years…..if we can get our young impressionable minds back before they are corrupted with all the garbage whatever they can feed our children the brainwashing games and one by one save our race….. One school at a time you go Dr

  • jcoop

    I definitly thin this guy shoouln’t be teaching kids. But for me its about more than just a few contraverisal statements he’s made about homosexuals. Way bigger issues here than that.

  • Nicole Archie

    Although i don’t agree with some of his views, he does make great points on white supremacy and the black community

  • Wyze

    This article is so biased in its attempts to defame and mischaracterize Dr Johnson. Attempting to debunk his ties with Frederick Douglass, and call his accomplishments “so called degrees”. It’s clear that this was written to marginalized him & his movement. I pray that his academy is open so he can help the restoration of our people.

  • Smart Black People

    I am pro education and I hope everyone support this school. He should be able to raise over 1 million alone from black grassroots donations. Oprah and other celebrities care more about people of color overseas that those in their backyard. Imagine they are American. Yes, he is speaking the truth about the DSM books and the mental illness of homosexuality.
    Most homosexuals have issues with that same sex parent, were molested or used sex to survive and it skewed their normal sexual preference. Instead of tearing someone down trying to make a difference and respecting that he has a different view than you. It seem like the reporter is trying to TEAR down yet another Black man trying to make a difference.

  • Karen

    Well now I see that mademenoire is contributing to the degredation of our communities by promoting homosexuality while trying to deny our youth a proper education. After this comment I will be blocking this site so it does not show up in my feed as I refuse to give it “hits” and I urge all my conscious folks to do the same. This article proves what race of people is really behind this mess…..

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  • Caren

    It’s seems as though the person writing this article, has a gay agenda, that they are upset Dr Umar is not in support of.

    There is a long list of positives about this college.. Yet all this article does is slander a man, & misconstrue all his statements..

    There are a number of private colleges that do not push the Gay agenda in their academy’s.. There are black issues that Dr Umar is choosing to focus his efforts on. Black boys are currently failing academically, because the sub standard education they are being given, in a system that is truly set up to make them fail..

    Black boys are being taught by people who fear, & do not understand them, you cannot educate a student who you are fearful of, or who you do not understand..

    There has to be a mutual respect between the educator & the student…

    The college will be teaching regular subjects, with added subjects in finance, business studies, agriculture, & language…

    Why knock a man for seeing a real problem, & trying his best to solve it.. ??

    If Dr Umar is not the best person to solve the current academic failings of black boys, then please instead of bashing Dr Umar, make some functional suggestions of how we can solve these issues..

    Slandering Dr Umar, because you don’t agree with his views on the gay lifestyle is what’s riddiculous .. There are white people opening colleges who don’t care for black people, or even gay people, but they are not as open and as unapologetic as Dr Umar..

    All you are doing with this article is trying to gain more popularity with the homosexual community, which is a fast growing & powerful one, so it’s the community everyone looking to get ahead in this world, tries their best to side with..

    Makes me SMH that you feel it necessary to throw in the fact that Dr Umar is unmarried to justify your claim that he is not a credible candidate to open up a black boys school.. He lives & takes care of his family, & feels no need to justify his relationship with a title.. You do realise marriage is not a pre requisit of a mans capabilities to successfully run a school..??

    You say you seen Dr Umar.. Personally?? You choose to focus on the negative.. I hope & pray that Dr Umar continues to gain support for his project.. It’s the only project that I can see right now, that is trying to help black boys, & it’s the one that’s receiving the most flack…

    I could go on more.. But I’m not trying to convince small box minded mentality… Dr Umar’s focus for this school is far more than the negatives this article is portraying.. If you’re not scared of getting the truth, set up a real interview with Dr Umar, & documents the truth of the words that come out of his mouth…

  • domtheflower

    Correction…I don’t think* Dr Johnson

  • domtheflower

    He’s entitled to his own opinion! If you care so much about his plan, why don’t you open up a school for children in your community! I don’t Dr Johnson is researching you as much as you are researching his “he say”opinions. Guess he’s all that!

  • Joey CoCo

    Umar is the truth – the hard, ugly truth that some black people refuse to face. THis is happening to our young black boys. THe lack of a male role model while being reared by single mothers HAS to have a impact on the development of young black males. Stating this is not an indictment on single black mothers no matter how much they take it as suh nd choose to be offended and talk like this article against a brother who understands what has happened to black manhood in recent generations.

  • DBlackGod

    This article is biased, and a poor attempt at reputation slandering! Oh, and he’s right about women who are sadistic and ‘crazy’ in bed…all who I’ve encountered who behave that way have admittedly been raped,molested, and/or abused. Moving right along…

  • Craig Fairbanks

    UPSET I WASTED MY TIME READING THIS BULLSHIT… I BET THE EDITORS SEND THEIR KIDS TO EITHTER PRIVATE OR CHARTER SCHOOLS

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  • slpdaho

    This author is crap, and should only speak of the subjects she is right about. For every criticism there should be a solution/suggestion in its place. The author doesn’t have anything she’s built/building to offer up in its place. So her effforts of slander are wasted and now she is in the hater bedwench bin.

  • Daoud Shariff

    There is Only One Absolute. And That Is G-d. (And I do not mean graven Caucasian images of our own manufacture. Grasp the pure concept of G-d from Father Abraham, the Prophet and the Upright one) PBUH. Everything in the creation is relative. Apply this universal principal of relativity to the honorable work/agenda of Dr. Umar and the immoral agenda of the homosexual advocate/proponent, who is attempting to torpedo Umars work. One is NOT born” homosexual, with a determining gene or chromosome. That self oriented determination is circumstantial and relative, not absolute. Adam and Eve. Not Adam and Steve. Individuals have choices. We all (brothers) love great men, naturally, historically, culturally and philosophically (from our fathers, brothers, uncles, leaders, ancestors and relatives, etc.) and we want to imbibe our perception of their greatness into our own being and character, so that we ourselves can be even greater and more Adamic and productive human beings. But that does not mean we lust for them and want to go to bed with them for carnal pleasures. (The same for sisters and our heroines). Dr. Umars work is necessary to redress our situation on the ground, particularly in historical African America. We need to create our own atmospheric pressure and the institutions to help cultivate the values that will perpetuate life and survival based on our situation in this world. Simple. We cannot do enough! The more institutions, the merrier! What a deviant, inverted individual chooses to do in their bedrooms is their choice, with its own sterile built-in consequences. Just do not push that agenda to my family and my community and to all. During harvest time, their must be and will be a distinction, as it is written. So, in a nutshell, one agenda is a force for the perpetuation of life, .while the other is a perpetuation of self-destruction and human annihilation. Nature requires a male and a female to reproduce human life. And the stronger and better preparation of our young warriors, the greater probability of strong offspring, absolutely improving our relative survival. Remember, if we are not part of the solution, then we are part of the problem.

  • Perry

    I have been reading on Dr. Umar and watching some of his lectures via video, and I agree that his ideas a extreme, but I think that is what is needed in this day and age. We need another go of strong, intellectual, down to earth, independently minded black men to help lead our people. I think that one of the issues in the black community, is that almost every time a brother or sister tries to get something established for us, by us, we are almost eager to shoot it down and analyze it to death instead of contributing to the efforts. At the very very least, this man is making an effort. We need to do something. The time has passed for us to sit around (not saying that is all we are doing) and debate, and intellectualize every damn thing. We need to get UP, to save our children and our streets and our minds. Good on you, Dr. Umar, and thank you.

  • Mello

    Black folks aren’t going to agree on everything, but we have to love Black people enough to know what will help us move forward. I agree with 95% of what Umar says. and while I don’t see eye to eye with him on homosexuality, I do think that reclaiming our own educational space is necessary. I know LGBT issues are serious ones, but it isn’t like White folks are making folks feel any more secure. There are still White LGBT folks that will spend money and get the core of Whites the opportunities they need….and not Black folks. It’s good to be critical of these issues, but it’s time we get a better understanding of the rules, and get our loyalties in order. You think he’s going to teach homophobia to kids? I doubt it, but even if he did, how is that any different than all the White Christian schools built each year, that go unmentioned? Why such a heavy hand when it’s Black?…..because we should know better???

  • Queen B

    He is exactly who we need to start a boys academy with theses types of views. Have you lived under a rock and not seen the exorbitant number of homosexuals that are pervading the black community. If men in general keep marrying men there is only one result and that IS a decrease in our population and eventually death. How will these two men reproduce? And Wait, Your a woman. Enough said. This can’t be good for women. Do your research and you’ll find out the weapons of genocide being used today. And Yes Planned parenthood is one as well. Read up on Margaret Sanger. Anyway I will be making a donation to Umar Johnson’s efforts because our young men need to reconnect with their manhood, and learn how to be self sufficient and resourceful and in turn take care of themselves and their families and actually have families. There are a lot of shenanigans being forced on our people and you Madame Noir seem to be perpetuating them with your clueless beliefs. In conclusion Madame Noir wake up!! read more than just celebrity gossip and write based on facts not your emotions or “beliefs”.

  • Nate White

    People like you madamenoire that glorify the exploitation and humiliation of our people are ignorant to the agenda of Dr. Umar Johnson. I never heard a man is so passionate about our children…. black children! both male and female! I was thrown into special education all of my adolescent not because I didn’t want to learn its because we fail to give our children the attention they deserve. Then we depend and hold non Black’s for the miseducation of our children when it was our fault . Wake up the hell Madame noire!

  • debatethecause3

    Only a coon..a sell out turn coat, a treacherous treasonous sambo, would pen such an article for a supposed black magazine

  • M. Jannah

    Oh please, your assumptions are just as baseless as you accuse him of. Your just creating doubt, causing a stir to see what happens. Worse people have started schools and the public school system is? Please, this is unprecedented madness. Go do some real journalism and don’t ask questions find the answers to your personal doubts. This article was a bunch of nothing and embarrassingly sad!

  • David Scott

    “The ever elusive white man”. Y’all are uncle toms. Get your thinking together.

  • Deddie

    I find it utterly ridiculous how such a negative view can be brought on by something positive. This man is trying to better our young black boys and all he’s getting is backlash. I don’t understand what people want. So he shouldn’t be allowed to start a school because of his view on homosexuality.. THAT’S RIDICULOUS… EVERYONE has a different view on this subject. So if that’s the reason why he’s not supported..TRY AGAIN!!

  • Caramelx3

    I think the article lost focus as although i do not share his views across the board..i cannot find anything wrong in what he is trying to achieve… We are conditioned to doubt each other.. People who are saying that he shouldn’t be allowed to set up the school..would not focus their attention on the scandals within the school system that is designed to manipulate psychologically…the minds of blacks..it could be said. Having witnessed professionally the system I welcome this idea and the message of unity, independence…He is not anti-white..he is against white supremacy [there is a difference]. I am not anti-gay but I appreciate we are allowed to have an opinion… Racial power dynamic continues…those of us that want to make change…find Dr Umar Johnson appealing as he is not just talking..he is using his professional background knowledge, insight, education, vision to ‘wake up black folk’ those who want to be free from mental slavery is what i am hearing from his talks..there is nothing militant about ‘black independence’ it is far less extreme than what we are living in today [post slavery society] that dictates…My white friends know I am into Dr umar johnson and i do not expect them to be concerned about it…as he is not anti-white..but when a true proud black person talks sense…it is as if we prefer to try to bring him down thus avoiding the real issues…psychotherapy enables us to study the mind in depth and it seems to me that Dr Umar Johnson has some concrete findings/theories. His marital status is not a major issue..his opinions on homosexuality is not a major issue…people can present with all the right credentials and be false..he hasn’t got children all around the place…so i do not see why this is being brought to our attention. When your eyes open it is a beautiful thing..as I am able to see the bigger picture and Dr Umar Johnson is not the fanatic the article is trying to portray at all. This is from someone who is never a follower..but the man talks so much sense and is putting it into action…I commend that..

  • Jonathan hill

    This article is foul. Why don’t you all create a school for black girls. Or is that not your agenda and you don’t understand the situation are community is in. This man is the only doing something of this magnitude. And I don’t see where he can go wrong with the homophobia thing. I went to an HBCU yen years ago and recently returned and the effects society has had on black male youth is almost despicable….there is so many gay boys walking around my campus now it is crazy. I have seen the culture change first hand I really feel sorry for the sistas who already outnumber guys. What message are you all in social media sending them? Recently the president of Morehouse college banned high heels on his campus for the young men there. I agree with it and if you can’t then once again we have another rift in the black community. We clearly need more Black men. Don’t have me give you all a history lesson on what really went down on the plantation and how the black man had to be minimalized then

  • John

    Really? You saying he’s not the one because of his views on homosexuality and feminism? Henry Ford was extremely antisemitic, but I didn’t see people stopping him from bringing millions of jobs to generations of people. Many priest molest young boys and the Catholic church protects them, but I don’t see people telling them not to open up schools. Just because people have ideological differences don’t mean that you can’t work with the person on something both of you agree on. I think this article is stupid and very counter productive to what this man is trying to do for Black people. You can critique his views on homosexuality and feminism, but you shouldn’t stop this man from achieving his dream to help young black boys by discrediting him either.

  • Jamala Shujaa F.

    Oh yes is can be a racist card. The mere fact that the aim of Umar, and others is to empower, enhance, and uplift our Black male youth, by it being attacked, is a racist attack against our youth. This ultimately is an attack against us as a people. Remember, it’s about the best interest of our youth. The attack is under the cover/title of the article itself. I call folk (Black, White, homosexual, ect.) like these, “secret enemies.”

  • angie

    I believe this world is crazy because it’s always wrong for a black man to stand up for what’s right. Yes! It is issues in the black community. So his stand point is right and, people are crazy black white or whoever. This is not a racist card but, it still exists and, a white man can start something with no reason and get millions to back him up. This world judge more than god and it’s amazing, if his right or wrong everyone going to make it a problem. When God give people power and gift that many don’t have today to change for the right reasons. What will people do? They are going to kill the movement. Just think Jesus was the spotlight and people came along and wanted to kill him and everything he did that was right. Wow the statement on who give him his degree the Same people who is talking about him.

  • Ghengizshon

    This blog post just serves as further evidence of the depths to which white supremacy will delve to the truth of black greatness and superiority from being publicly known. Because “they” know. They don’t want blacks to know and then act upon that knowledge. #fearofablackplanet

  • Champion Humble

    The Arthur of this article Is obviously gay and is highly upset with brother Umar for speaking against this rising problem of homosexuality in our communities. I agree with Dr Umar and I fully support his dream. We need a school curriculum that promotes Black Leaders who put their black people first. Far to often the educated brothers become brainwashed and a pawn for white america by disassociating themselves from anything that’s remotely African. Black pride is a needed practice for our black youth. I understand that there will be all kind of attacks on anybody trying to really help African people in America. Character assassination is usually the first attack.

  • Drybones

    some of our people should read the book when God was a women this will wake up alot of men as well as women with the connection of male and female principle that was destroyed by the three great western religions. now as for Dr. Umar a psychologist that is not a science it is one’s opinion which was introduce first to us by the NAZI goverment .

  • camile

    What Dr. Johnson is trying to do, is something, that will educate our boys to become men. And he is correct that single mothers are indeed the fall of the black boy. Check any neighborhood where there are mostly single mothers, it dirty, boys walking around like gay wads. Are killing each other. This web site run by a white company. You do the math.

  • Missy

    If you are gay and do not support the foundation for the premise he is building upon then do one huge favor for yourself……don’t go and don’t send your kids it’s that simple. People are pushing a gay agenda which entitles people to have a right to their way of life….well same here. It’s no biggie. He doesn’t believe in it and that is part of his right. So take a chill. Everybody does not have to carry a rainbow flag and push for that cause…..and at the end of the day there is no love loss. I love the fact that he is getting back to teaching a trade along with the education AND farming. We have gotten so far away from basic survival and living skills that we depend entirely on this capitalist society to live. That is a dangerous place to be. It is the root of so many problems. If his views on Gays overshadow the economic problem with blacks and along with so many other issues that slap us in the face everyday collectively, then we are in worse shape than I thought. I’m just saying when I weigh the positives to the negatives….it’s a no brainer than I am hoping the schools comes to fruition.

  • ugottabe kidding me

    he is aware the fag-gay-homo-butt pirate NAMBLA sex reprobate lezbo sex is all part of the population control of blacks, because if you have 2 fag-homo-NAMBLA lezbos there’s no way they can every have a child so they recruit others into their sick and twisted world..preach on dr. johnson, preach on

  • 1985

    Chances are these trolls hollyw and 1Val are white males. Please everyone stop and see they are only trying their hardest to sow the seeds of doubt. Read between the lines. The basis of the whole article is this: “Dr. Umar is anti-gay.” And for good measure, they add a dash of “He’s also a misogynist” just incase any women agree with the Dr’s view on homosexuality. In their minds, you are free to be a heterosexual or a homosexual, but if you think homosexuality is wrong, you are ignorant and an unfit role model for young black men. In other words, they would have you believe they are intelligent black women whose opinion is “Only those who support men having sex with men should serve as role models for young black men.” Do you see how stupid they assume you are. Lastly, go ask a white woman if she would prefer a gay black man or a straight one.(lol, sorry I had to)

  • Unique

    I think it’s a great idea. First and foremost he earned each degree, nothing was given to him. Our young boys are failing at an alarming rate, in this country and have been for many years. The system is not geared towards the betterment of young black boys and girls…I was very disappointed in your establishment when I read this article. We are so brainwashed to bring each other down any time we see someone trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our children. Would you rather the children remain in classrooms where alot of the teachers could care less if they succeed or fail because there no sense of community. Lastly, alot of the things he speaks on are very true when you’re viewing them from the proper lens. But everyone is too caught up and brainwashed by mass media, blogs, news and videos aimed at keeping you deaf, blind and lost. Continue to do what you are called to do Dr. UMAR, WE support you!

  • dad

    Listen, if you are functionally illiterate then you cannot and will not understand what the brother is saying. First of all to the person who wrote this article you need to do more research yourself and stop pointing fingers. No one mans’ plan is perfect but it is a positive plan as to where yours gives the impression as being of a nature of envy. Don’t condemn what the brother is trying to do help him if his desire is to help others. This is always the plight of the black man some ignorant dissident trying to undermine someone who wants to better his people. Had it not been for people like you in my opinion, we would have supported brother Garvey and left this country to a man, to the white racist who now use the police uniform instead of the white sheet and hood, to try to execute genocide on the people of dark complexion.

  • prince

    You have a representative of BLACK people speaking throughout everywhere it’s imperative to address black issues and place the facade of a black boy insinuating innocence entailing thst Dr. Umar isn’t appropriate to do this job. I question when will you devils stop with this psychology of assassination behind your fear of black development and using our own to project your maligning intentions of us ! Dr. Umar is not only shown bona fide qualification but puts his life on the line daily showing without a doubt he’s about the people. Stop this white crap and foolishness. Prince Ahshumbatumba

  • Achilles

    Where, sir did you receive your credentials? What publications have you authored to support your Doctoral Degree? What other studies have you produced with OTHER experts within your field. You see I’m actually educated and you can’t fool me. I was alerted to this Fraud when he commented on his pseudoscientific theory of how melanin ( a well known pigment within the STEM community) was a Neuro-chemical produced in the pineal gland and that it was related, by in large, to the intellectual propensity of African Peoples – which suggests that Black peoples are inherently smarter than whites or any other peoples with “less melanin” than us Blacks.…This is an out-right LIE! Melanin is in fact a PIGMENT found in the epidermis, NOT a neuro-chemical. Melanocytes produce melanin NOT the pituitary. What’s worse is: THE PINEAL GLAN HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PIGMENTATION BUT RATHER SLEEP CYCLES AND CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS. And THIS is why Black peoples need to invest more time in STEM education. This misinformation is more damaging to our communities than ANYTHING the White man is doing to us today. As a Black Scientist I am DISGUSTED! This man should be ashamed of himself.

    All of these Brothers and Sisters BLINDLY following and defending this “Dr.” Umar QUACK are lost and misinformed. And it’s because of FRAUDULENT people within our own community spreading misinformation. Now I DARE anyone to ask me how I mean… this “Dr.” Umar Johnson is a DANGEROUS MAN.

  • Ashley

    Wow what a hater reporter this is. Dr. Umar is truth!

  • MCBIGSEXY

    this was the dumbest thing i’ve ever read who is the author…find this idiot

  • tony muhammad

    The author of this story is “A-1 Typical of many Black / Africans.” They do not have a sense of racial pride found in other races which all have immigrate to America. Many Black Americans care little about and most of all have not been educated properly about their race social and historical standing here in America and neither our homeland Africa. This causes a mental inferiority complex. The opposite of a superiority complex dictating the mind of racist, Both conditions are detrimental to human relationships in the mixing of the races these past 6000 years.

    So its easy for many Black Americans, like the author of this story, to identify and join other groups e.g. GOP, DNC-P, College Frats, Feminist and Gay Pride in their rapid advancement in America society. Because Black America over-all is oppressed, down trodden, used and abused by the society.

    America and few European societies can be viewed as; Great Social Experiments, entitled “Lets See What Happens.” America is where PhD Social Scientist and PhD Psychologist can study race and ethnic mixing. That’s really what they do, isn’t it?

    China, Japan and Russia have not joined America and Europe in this great social experiment within their societies. They view and study Western Academe research papers from a far.

    Black Americans only need to “unify with their race group,” like all other race groups in this society. It would be better for Black Americans in all levels of American institutions. And overall it would greatly improve the social health and harmony of the American society.

  • Black Hero

    Fitting that this so called Black women’s website would be so quick to call the brother a mesogynist. I have only heard positive things from man concerning sistahs not being fairly represented in Church and society. Infact, the reason that he left Islam is because of its misogynistic views, Sistahs start supporting Brothers who are trying to do right and stop chasing a lusting after the the Chris Browns and the dope boys of the world.

  • MyStory

    I am Black criminal defense attorney. I also agree that Dr. Umar Johnson’s plan is an excellent one. I question what and who you are “MadameNoire”. Your words show that not only are you uneducated about Dr. Johnson’s work you also seem ignorant about black psychology and our history. STOP TRYING TO DISMANTLE SOMETHING YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. Are you a puppet or a master? What is wrong with economic empowerment and education? And why are you so focused on Black Men sexuality?

  • adubb

    this is a dumb a$$ article… Go ahead Dr. Umar, keep the haters talking… he is at least doing something positive, institutional building, so he gets my respect. A woman who loves good natural sex 🙂

  • matthewsteena

    Someone who is concerned with her kitten shouldn’t be giving opinions on who is suited to educate children. That’s one of our problems now in the black community. To focused on sexuality. It could be that we feel deep down that’s all we got to offer in society. Whether or not this man is pro or anti homo shouldn’t matter….our boys are in serious trouble!

  • rooster

    He has great ideas for having the school, but I think it should be ran by professionals. I looked up his name in the Pennsylvania state website, and his name is not listed as a certified psychologist (he claims that’s where he claims he practices). I actually had a chance to meet him and ask him about the school. He said he didn’t care if a person didnt have a degree in order for them to be a teacher at the school (that worries me). He also doesnt have any type of sample curriculum listed on his website to give an idea what would be offered at the school, and how it would be taught. I like the idea of the pan-african school, but without a real plan mapped it, its going to be hard to get donations. He doesnt say if the school is going to be a public, private, or charter which is important to know how obtainable the school will be for boys. A lot of ambiguity about the school.

  • Wise Thought

    When ever someone has the best of interest to uplift the black race. These J Edgar Hoover agents intension is to destroy it. They did it with, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X.

    What about building on his ideas for the improvement of communities under siege.

    We act like we are in a good state of mind.

  • Cherritta U.

    The ideas and beliefs of Dr Johnson may seem a bit over the top for someone who is not aware of the use of EUGENICS against black people in this country and abroad. It is neither Mr Johnson’s imagination nor his personal opinion that Planned Parenthood is practicing eugenics against blacks or that homosexuality is used in this COVERT WAR of Eugenics against us because if we were not preventing pregnancies through the use of birth control or killing our children in the womb both of which are the function of Planned Parenthood and we certainly aren’t producing children in a homosexual/lesbian relationship our numbers would be growing but they aren’t. You can read it for yourself in the books and publications the eugenists have written themselves. The old African adage “Man know thyself,” is nevermore needed as much as is in this present day and age. Support Dr Umar Johnson and his school and avoid the propagandist opinions of those and their agents who would see black population at zero. By the wsy, he is now including female enrollment in his school.

  • SB

    Greetings all. You can tell whether or no the author has the Black community’s BEST interest at heart, based upon her litmus test for judging Dr. Umar Johnson. As a matter of fact you can tell this about ANY person who criticizes other Black folks, based upon not only their criteria for a litmus test, but on how they criticize other Black folks.
    Based upon Miss Charing Ball’s litmus test and how she’s criticizing Dr. Johnson, I say she is NOT qualified to judge Dr Johnson on ANYTHING related to Black folks in general, and Black males in particular. A few reasons are below.
    The two main reasons are as follows:
    1. Just because he ‘s against the homosexual lifestyle, Charing Ball says he’s not the right person t support, concerning a school to help Black males. In other words, because his spiritual/moral beliefs won’t allow him to glorify, promote, and condone a homosexual lifestyle, he’s unfit, according to the author.
    2. He’s against violent sex!
    Lets examine these two reasons for a minute.
    If a person disagrees with a lifestyle….a spiritual/moral issue..WITHOUT showing hatred toward the folks that life that lifestyle, giving them the White-owned-and-controlled FALSE LABLE of homophobic shows she either doesn’t know what the root word “phobia” means…or worse…she pretends NOT to know, which means she has malicious intentions.
    In spite of the millions of dollars in propaganda, the LGBT community still cannot prove that they were “born this way” and no conclusive scientific evidence exists to support this theory. Furthermore, the two people I know who are homosexual, including one of my own relatives, were NOT born that way…and ADMIT to such. One of them is known to have been sexually molested. The other used to have a strong romantic interest in White girls and had some of their pictures on his wall. So, once again, no proof that sexual preference to be romantically and/or sexually attracted to the same sex is nothing more than a choice at best, and one influenced by negative stimuli at worst.
    Also, Dr. Johnson is not fearful of homosexuals…which is what the word homophobia means, since the root word…”phobia’ means “FEAR”. He just doesn’t believe in that lifestyle. Furthermore, Dr. Johnson’s desire to persuade them to change the homosexual ways without promoting and condoning harassment and violence disqualifies any false accusations of “hating” LGBT folks. For example: I know folks who are unfaithful to their marriage partners. I STRONGLY am against that lifestyle. However, some of these folks I care for very much…but I feel their lifestyle is WRONG and I will NOT condone it, period.
    Now for the violent sex part. The author softens its up a bit by referring to it as “kinky” sex. However, considering that Dr. Johnson’s comments about this was referencing a woman wanting her male partner to inflict pain upon her during sex…which goes beyond just “kinky” sex…to violent sex…and the author criticizing him on this is one who supposedly speaks up in defense of women and their need to be respected…it should be laughable to anyone reading her critique of Dr. Johnson…concerning why she believes not liking “kinky sex” acts that involve women being on the receiving end of the VIOLENT “kinks”… is a reason for disqualifying Dr. Johnson from operating a school for Black males!
    In summarizing the two primary reasons why Miss Ball feels Dr. Johnson is not qualified to solicit support for and to operate a school to save our Black males: it’s because he’s personally opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, and because he’s not big fan of violent sex acts in the bedroom. Wow! Really?!? Well, it get’s worse.
    Charing Ball implies, via her wording, that Dr. Johnson pulled his facts about the founders of Planned Parent Hood & the population control establishment from his butt or something…yet she won’t even research his comments to see if they’re true before trying to slander Dr. Johnson! The evidence to back up what Dr. Johnson says about this is so easy to find and almost all of it is public record! I saw it myself. It’s so easy to access…from being in public libraries in small towns…to the Library of Congress! Yet, she has the audacity to question Dr. Johnson’s credentials!??! Really????
    It get’s worse.
    In spite of the frequently PUBLIC ways Dr. Johnson shows respect to women, in general, and Black women in particular, Miss Ball claims her statements (with no facts to back them up) prove Dr.. Johnson’s misogyny. Wow! Knowing the definition of misogyny…which is contempt for/disrespect for, or dislike of women…and knowing Dr. Johnson constantly gets on to us Black folk for the mistreatment of our women…even getting on to our sisters for disrespecting themselves (the same he does to brothers)…Why should anyone take the author’s comments seriously?
    If it was my intention to pick apart every false accusation and wrongful statement said about Dr. Johnson in this article, then I could type up several pages. However, I’ve already pointed out enough for folks who so desire to do their own home work, and common sense has pointed out enough to boot.
    Our people are observing and engaging self-demeaning trivialities, while vigilantes and racist cops across the country see this. They see us disrespecting ourselves by the high Black-on-Black murder rates, use of the slave-master’s “n-word” to refer to ourselves, and the desire make everyone rich that entertains us…but that does NOT fight for us! They see the all-time high in Black-on-Black disrespect in our communities. These racist cops, vigilantes and other anti-Black supremacist even see our Black women on so-called “reality TV” being self-misogynistic… and realize that they can get away with disrespecting them too. These racists see so many of our Black male rappers and other entertainers be misogynistic and barely get criticized…while folks like Dr. Johnson is falsely accused of being misogynistic, and getting less respect than these thugs! As a result, these racist vigilantes and racist cops feel emboldened to more overtly and cold-bloodedly involve themselves in the overtly racists murders and beating of our Black folks in general, and Black males in particular! Most so-called Black leaders, who in actuality are Black “misleaders” offer us economic enslavement, more marches, speeches, and feel good sermons. Dr. Johnson is doing what some of us claim our men are supposed to be doing.
    It’s obvious that Charing Ball’s opinion of him should hold no credentials at all!
    SB

  • Booku

    Can I just say this please. Stop. Stop Stop. Us black people need to support each other more rather than trying to destroy each other. If Dr Johnson wants to open a school for black boys than go ahead… It’s the best thing that could happen to our people. Homosexuality as well as many other trends are often copied by our people… Good luck in your school… Hope it becomes a reality.

  • sharri1973

    MADAME NOIRE….please stick to fashion and full page cosmetic ads. Leave the educating of black boys to black men. Someone has to come forth and take on the enormous task. So what if his ideals don’t mirror yours. The job still has to be done!!!

  • Nita Nicole

    sometimes i cannot believe how misinformed media is… And If this is written by a black person… how ashamed I am for you not wanting to support a brother to re-educated our children with the RIGHT & CORRECT HISTORY that has been stolen from them!! He is trying to raise up strong, informed black boys who know how to “fight” cuz they know what they are up against!! The problem is YOU dont know what we are up against and havent taken the time to open a book to read for yourself about who you are, where you come from, and how the economic system is step up to make you fail!!! AMERICA hosted the most barbaric slavery in the history in the world against YOUR race! And the GOVERNMENT decided when to recognize you as a human and for “free” you but gave YOU the black codes!!! So you think the same government is providing equal opportunity to YOUR children today??? I could really go on on….

  • Iamthat Iam

    LOL this must be some EUROCENTRIC mother hater trying to influence or persuade people from coming to the truth. Go get a black cross and nail yourself on it. Quit wasting your time and energy on a great man with great plans for the future of our people; do you and your ape friends have enough already in which I can understand your fear because you are about to loose it all to its rightful owners once this school is opened up.

  • Strongblackwoman

    Thanks for giving me reason to NEVER view or support ur site again.#umarmovement

  • Heart

    My thoughts are: what is your real goal in writing this article? If our men do nothing, people like you dog them out, when an educated, intelligent PROFESSIONAL attempts to do something on a scale that you probably don’t think he belongs on (heaven forbid they get independent!) then you write an article like this. If parents do not want their sons in a school that promotes heterosexuality, then they should not send their sons to Dr. Umar Johnson’s school, however for the majority of parents that welcome his message, this is nothing but a great thing, and you – article writer are nothing but a hater. What are you doing for the benefit of black males? If nothing, then shut up, step aside, and let him do his thing – don’t try to sway people from supporting his efforts. I cannot take people like you, smh.

  • kenn tabb

    This article is just hate ,Dr. Umar makes valid points. if you want a man to beat you during sex means its something wrong with you. its other ways to please your woman and “make her kitty pur ” without causing unnecessary harm. being gay is not the right thing male or female. not judging anyone because we all fall short but that doesnt make it right. THINK PEOPLE

  • Ras Tafari

    MadameNoire sounds like a HATER!!!!!!!!

  • Ras Tafari

    Lol i figured my last comment wasn’t going to get approved. Someone must have gotten in their feelings again. I must have hit a nerve! My point still stands. Either stand together and Unite as we progress, or stay loving your opressors and continue to turn your back on the rest of us. This site or this article holds no valid point besides of your PERSONAL OPINION which means nothin. It will not stop our advancement, but once we are there dont hop on the bandwagon…You will directed to stand with your masters u love so much

  • Public_Programming

    I’ll bet money this magazine is either ran or financed by a white female.

  • Public_Programming

    Call me crazy but I just can’t give credibility to an online magazine that posts stories such as, “Men Who Cheated with Someone Less Attractive” and “25 Celebrities with Physical Deformities,” as an authority on anything that has to do with a viable solution to the Black male plight in America..

  • non-white GOD

    I would give him a 5 million if I could. Thanks for stepping up

  • Jamaica

    This article debunks none of Dr. Umar’s theories with any logic, fact, counter-theory… you don’t even have a considerable opinion. What you’ve presented here is just a personal reaction to something you clearly have no understanding of. Speaking from a completely objective stance this article is absolutely worthless.

  • Peace&Blessings

    Peace and Blessings. For those who are interested in hearing what Dr. Umar Johnson has to say in response to those criticizing him for “homophobic and misogynistic views,” more specifically, for believing that single black mothers are turning their sons gay, I’d entreat you to listen to his interview recorded on 4/30/14. This recording is posted on Youtube by TheSantanaLife and is entitled: Dr. Umar Johnson “What Should Black People Be Doing.” He starts this address at 40:11. Thank you.

  • Dee

    I Support What Dr.Johnson is trying to do. More black power and green power to him in succeeding in this huge project. I don’t know why this nut is trying to discredit him. He can think and believe whatever he knows to be truth. There is truth in what he says.

  • Moloch Adui

    Dr Umar is a great dude for trying to raise the next generation of black men to be conscious of white supremacy. Whoever wrote this article probably doesn’t understand the power and effectiveness of white supremacy on our minds.

  • rob

    Who wrote this article? Can’t make progress with a fragmented movement. Anything to help our community progress I’m with it. I guess this author wants the current education system to continue miseducating our black youth.

  • Jamala Shujaa F.

    This is a straight, courageous, family oriented, Black woman loving, Black male bashing article.

  • Jamala Shujaa F.

    The author of this article is rude, disrespectful toward this Doctor’s scholarship and his courage to address what many effeminate males won’t do. I don’t care who you are, stay the hell out of our Black male community concerns. All of this gay discussion shouldn’t be on the tables of decision makers anyway. What the hell do we care about who you want to screw. Keep that crap to yourselves. We want our boys to grow up as straight men to effectively raise families, love the African woman, and model proper masculine characteristics and define our manhood within the context of a White supremacist society and Spineless Negro leadership. If you believe in gay rights that’s your issue. It’s not our interest, except to keep it the hell away from our boys. They can understand some of the issues, but homosexual agendas appear to be seeking to transform society, rather than coexist as another form of social life (pathology). If you feel you’re right, do you, but don’t do us. If you don’t like Dr Umar’s aims shut the hell up and take you punk as* to a gay workshop.

  • Will A Million

    Charing Ball, you’re a idiot. Don’t really wanna waste anymore time on you then that..

  • SB

    If he treats homosexuality and the persons he treats are willing. .unlike slaves…then…what’s the problem? Two White guys with different backgrounds do this… it was on primetime TV…and they are NOT labeled as hatemongers just because they don’t approve of homosexuality! Furthermore, it’ s an insult to Black folks to have accepting of this Euro-Greecian as a litmus test for worthiness to educate OUR children.

    As far as the weak argument in favor of Sadomasachism, (your definition of Kinky sex) goes….let’s just say that defending someone desiring to be punched and given a beat down during sex defies common sense, and reveals your true intentions as an anti-Black supremeacist, thinly vealing your Rhetoric behind homosexual promotion.

    SB

    • Jamala Shujaa F.

      Right on Sister

  • Sheleasa R. Ward

    This article is totally twisted. The white supremacists or cooning negro who wrote this is trying to throw some heavy dirt at Dr. Umar Johnson’s credentials. Calling him a “supposed clinical psychologist” and his legitimate findings “conspiracy theories” are novel strategies and a pathetic attempt at trying belittle his work and character. Good thing I’ve done my research on his presentations and watch his videos, especially “For sisters only” before reading this “Negro bed wrench/black feminist turned uncle Tom” author’s point of view. People do not take this article for face value take an hour out of your day and watch a few videos of Dr. Umar Johnson and formulate your own opinion of him.

  • Alex Herring

    Just because the man’s view on homosexuality are not in agreement with the mainstream view….that makes him not qualified to do what he’s attempting to do….I bet you the writer of this article doesn’t have half the education this man has….

  • Alex Herring

    Wow I wonder if the writer of this article is doing anything to help out black youths…or is he or she can’t tell by the name just hating….I don’t see no other prominent person trying to open up a college for blacks like he is doing…..

  • Olivier Katombe

    This articles is a travesty…I can’t believe this “charing Ball” woman… this is worse than a betrayal, this is ignominous

  • Lisa Harris

    I don’t know Dr. Umar Johnson personally so whether he is or is not the real deal is to be judged by God and those in his presence. What I do know is that I respect his passion and desire to create an academy focused on a demographic that appears on America’s Most Wanted “Dead” List daily. If he is not the right person for the job than help him surround himself with people like Jeffrey Canada, the chancellor in Massachusetts or others who have the experience, skills and talents required to execute his vision. We are not going to agree on every point with someone. We are lucky to live in a country that allows for such discourse.However, if you believe the cause is greater than the man and that cause will create greater men, can we find ways to work toward its success before we make it a failure based on one person. I have to ask: If not him, who? You? I encourage the writer to find the man or woman that they could invest in and start a campaign. Focus on the goal and its purpose and that should move you to find someone you deem more inclusive. The tear people down behavior is old and it supports why people of color struggle across the globe. The goal is to change the lives of African children and to keep a historic black college functioning for a greater good. If you have a better plan, please share it and give us an opportunity to decide where to send our checks. Either way, our children win!

  • In other cultures sexuality has played a back burner to their “nation business “. They don’t even concern themselves with that matter unless something comes up. We are the only ones that do that and will tear somebody down if they are not accepting “Christians”. Religion is not the topic but people will throw it around willy nilly while the dominate society accepts nothing about you but your money.

  • Wow. Madame Noire sounded a little personal. Didn’t really see anything “homophobic” since we are throwing around clear understandings of motives and accreditation. Are these matters not to be addressed in full? Should we just say no and acquiesce to the status quo? Sounds like some saltiness to me. My retort is since, you would like to tear that guy’s movement down, what are your suggestions to be built up in its place?

  • BlackLion

    I will never support this blog ever again. I can’t believe a sister would have something negative to say about a brother trying to up lift our community especially when it comes to the black youth. @Charing Ball your just another Mammy and Black Feminist.You should get some bleaching cream and bleach your skin white since you already think like a white woman now you can look like one.

  • LRenee

    Divide and conquer…Willie Lynch 101.
    Why can’t Afrikan Americans support someone trying to BETTER the state of the young black male in America?
    Why does an article like this exist?
    Why do you care if you’re not supporting his efforts?
    FYI: I am a single mother of a black son and I fully support Dr. Umar Johnson and his mission. This article has provided me with no information that is not easily accessible. YES, WE KNOW…your point exactly?!

  • Mj

    i would have loved to come on here and read more valid comments instead of seeing black people argue and fuss over something that should be good. but that didnt happen. every other race wishes to preserve and we know nothing better than to destroy. if you dont want to help dr umar then that is your choice. but bashing and slandering what he is doing is outright disgusting. i myself went to hear him speak (with the father of my children) just to see what was to it, do i agree with all he is saying? not at all. but i do give him credit for at least trying to educate us on issues that may not be resolved but at least be acknowledged. we need to build. we need something that is our own. everyone needs to work at this. this one man is not going to do it all, but the fact that he is trying … speaks volumes!!! i dont care what his credentials are or that he even has any for that matter!!! common sense is all one needs to know that there is truth in what he is stating. if you are not going to be part of the solution, at least you can say that you didnt add to the problem. im wishing everyone peace and blessings.

  • Ha

    Where the dislike button at!

  • It’s me

    I will no longer be reading the website due to this article. I fully support Dr. Umar Johnson.

  • Jameion B. Fowler

    After reading this article and reading the subsequent comments from other readers, I think I am going to take my chances and DONATE to Dr. Umar’s school. Thanks.

    • alifaye

      I think it is time to donate to a cause to help our Black Race to keep is from falling any further! Thanks Jameion B. Fowler.

  • Dee

    To
    Charing Ball,

    Who are You? What are You? Are you Black or White,
    but hey, that doesn’t really matter. (you’re a hater). YES, Dr. Umar
    Johnson should open up a school for young Black boys. You have twisted
    Dr. Johnson’s words so much and you hope others will degrade him also.
    Have you ever seen/listened to ANY of his lectures on WHY he wants to
    open a school for our young Black Men? ? Because he is against homosexuals,
    (which is not normal anyway) and his views on Planned Parenthood, are the
    reasons why you would exclude him from opening up his own school?
    YES, $5 million is a lot of money, and I hope he meets that August 21st
    deadline. This school is very much needed. Instead of you just
    picking out what you don’t like about Dr. Umar’s views, check out his school curriculum.
    Our Black Young Boys will be giving real-world experiences to prepare
    them for self-employment and entrepreneurship. These public schools are
    not teaching our children enough. Dr. Umar’s school will teach:
    Agriculture, Agronomical Science, Economics, Financial Science,
    Political/Military Science, Nutritional/Dietary Science, Family/Community
    Science and African-centered Spiritual Cosmological Science. Come on
    Black community, please help Brother Umar reach his goal. But only the poor and struggling class people who care and love our Black children will probably help. Many well-off rich professionals; Black athletes, Black CEO’s, Black Rappers/entertainers etc.
    probably won’t give a dime. Example like Boxer Floyd Mayweather that
    dropped $100,000.00 on a stripper, (CRAZY) Come on Oprah, Bill Cosby, Lebron, someone. I know they can pull that $$$ out of their back pocket.
    WISH YOU WELL DR. UMAR.

    • alifaye

      Could not have been better said! Lets continue to pray to Our Creator who is Omni present at all times, in the name of Our Ancestors who died for us to live!

  • Ricardo

    The real question is who are you? Because the same we can research all the accreditation of Dr. Umar, we can do the same for you. From my research of you, your points are just an opinion of another man who is probably confused.

    • alifaye

      You must realize Ricardo that everything we believe in is only a belief until we know it as a fact. Who is anybody until they step out to show who they are! We tried Unified Schools and you surely see the results of our young Black Children, a fact. The Mexicans are and will be used to replace the Black Community to cause wars among them to help eliminate the Black male, a fact. These wars like your opinion is cause by the European who perpetrates the minds of other races for their own benefit to plant hate seeds to cause a diversion from the real truth, a fact. Is their not Mexican (White School and Businesses) school or businesses, then why can’t the Black Folk have their own?

  • AntiTrollGuy

    Typical. We have a young black man in the position to help the black community and we have other blacks attack him because he doesnt share the same popular beliefs everyone does. i would have to ask what has this author actually done to impact the lives of black boys? I would also ask if this author has an alternative?

    • Anthony Willis

      ” because he doesnt share the same popular beliefs everyone does.”

      No, but because he is a moron. he believes that homosexuality is a mental illness based off absurd PSEUDO-SCIENCE from back in 1973, when ”science” also concluded that whites were superior and non-whites were inferior, 3rd of a human being and could not marry white people or have equal rights ect. The guy is a noodlehead. He is NOT smart, He is NOT correct and he is NOT someone who will bring knowledge and facts to the table to teach these young boys. However he will teach them pseudo science and bigotry. Surely you think they deserve a little bit better than that?

  • its sad that another Black man actually wrote this…real sad..

  • blake kelley

    Dr. Umar Johnson’s school will teach young black males; (1); agriculture science (how to grow their own food); (2); financial and economic science (the stock market, multi-national corporations, stock investment and trading, and real estate; (3); political and military science (shooting and how to defend their mothers and sistas; (4) the science of the black man and woman (how to be a black man, how to value black women again, and understand the black woman’s menstrual cycle and emotional needs; (5); dietary and nutrition science (proper nutrition; how to eat to live), (6); information technology, (7); computer technology; (8); how to build their own websites; (9); music engineering; (10); their history; (11); to love themselves again; (12); how to produce a film and documentary; and much much more.
    Name me another school that are teaching our black boys these things? Stop trying to find any reason not to support this brother. We need our own schools. We are tired of special education diagnoses, HDHD diagnoses, conduct disorders diagnoses, learning disabilities diagnoses. We are tired of public education which is taught by mid age white women who have no intentions of teaching our children.

  • blake kelley

    this baseless and biased attack only demonstrates extreme identity issues and self-hatred. you’re a disgrace to your people.

  • stephanie

    I believe in Dr umar Johnson and idea his awesome idea to open academy it would benefit the black community. If blacks can send a billion dollars a year on alcohol and tobacco why not contribute to something conducive. And whoever does not know gay proliferation exterminate our earthy race and if spread further would be detrimental to the African community. Dr umar is resourceful and very concise I share similar beliefs with Dr umar johnson as it relates to gay madness or mental illness. If my son was younger he would attend Dr Kumar Johnson academy but he is a junior in high school inner standing the movement. I admire Dr Umar Johnson and his in depth work he should be commended and supported by our community. As soon as the opportunity arise I am going to make a contribution and I will encourage other I know to donate also to Dr Umar academy. Dr DRE ave 30 million to some Caucasian college in California when blacks colleges are failing, I know it his money but I am sure some of the money was made off the skin of black people. Wow Dr DRE, and they have the nerve to talk about Dr Umar johnson. support Dr UMAR or taking a long walk on a short………..

  • Flourishing raven

    I don’t frequent Madame Noire as much as I use to because I truly believe this website does a disservice for the black community especially black women. And here is why

    The reason why you don’t believe dr umar is the right guy to build this school is ridiculous. Since when is gay rights more important than black empowerment ? I swear we are in the end of days. Why are you focused on gay rights? What about our sons? The boys that will marry our daughters? I don’t even have children and I’m planning for my future kids. I support him so much and I believe in this school.

    The gay agenda is ruining our community. Now the media is trying to slowly plug in homosexuality with black men. Is it even PC to say homosexuality or is that a slur now? Seriously .

    I can’t anymore.

    Ps. I know gay people and have No problem with them. But their fight is not my fight . We need to stick together.

  • Ivory Williams

    MadameNoire this would be the last time i come on this website you dont even make sense in this satement about dr urmar jhonson you SELL OUT dr urmar jhonson is 1 not perfect 2 black man who trying to help BLACK WOMEN & BLACK MEN ANY BODY WHO HAS COMMON SENSE CAN SEE THAT. REGARDLESS OF THE HATERS THE COONS SELF HATE BLACK PEOPLE WE WILL RISE WITH OR WITH OUT YA

  • polite reaper

    It’s people like you that keep the wheels of ignorance turning with this bS you just put up here..Smh

  • EyeCU

    I saw Dr. Umar Johnson 2 weeks ago in Houston. Thank you so much for reminding me to go and donate, because I promptly went to PayPal and did just that after reading this article.

  • rere8621

    I feel the author of this article was very uneducated with her facts and slanderous in her portrayal of Dr. Umar- the fact is in an ever growing homosexual country (since the author only focused on this one issue and ignored any other points of discussion) there are still blacks who care about their community overall and the fact is the issue/preference is more rampant statistically in our communities and the underlying facts need to be addressed!! There are still many families that hold high moral standards those includiing the preservation of the black family- do we not have a right to stand up and say we would like our youth to have a choice to be shielded from homosexuality and allowed to think for themselves instead of media outlets such as these forcing them to agree? Honestly I emplore the author to do some honest research into afrikan culture to see homosexuality was NEVER part of our roots- there was not even words in our languages for it!! So why is it so wrong to want to teach this history, this form of a cultural society as it used to be!! Also I would like to see this authors credentials since she questions his educational backgroud cuz they are clearly on some otha ish!! lol

  • FroFro

    Leave it to Blacks to tear their own people down. This is the exact reason why we can never come together to help improve our communities like people of other races do. We are so quick to stab eachother in the back and point fingers. Malcolm X and MLK clearly did not share the same tactics as to how to get civil rights for blacks but they had the same vision and were civil to one another because of it. Instead of bashing his personal beliefs, try supporting him for actually TRYING to help the black community. What have YOU done to contribute to our community Madame Noire?? Shame on you!

  • alifaye

    Dr. Umar Johnson is telling what he knows as the truth but we as Black Folk would rather continue to allow the Europeans to tell us how to run our Schools. We need strong minded young Black males to know who they are and to stop allowing the now Unified Schools to dictate false beliefs to our young Black minds, allowing the perversion of homosexuality to be taught now as normal. When it is a complete perversion to cause a diversion of what is really going on. The European male can not compete mentally nor physically with a Black male. So to have a bunch of Black sissy’s running around is what he wants to see. Young Black men are offering their asses every day by wearing their pants under their butts yet they are told by the rappers that it is the thing to do, but who tells the rappers how to dress they get paid, but these fools walkin’ around with no job get to look like fools walkin’ around with no job! I Say Wake up Black people, WAKE UP!

  • alifaye

    We Black Folk in America are all Europeanized and we must realize that it only goes so far then the Blackness kicks in. Our sisters are trying to speak the new now nazzle way the Caucasian female speaks. You know we speak from the gut! The Europeans are bringing the real haters over straight out of Brittan with that ugly accent like it is the thing to do. I use to attend a church that has become so phony that I could not take it any longer, so I left and glad I did. The church is an all Black Church maybe 3 to 4 Whites but it uses a White female voice on the church phone message system. So what does that tell you about our people hating themselves. Dr. Umar Johnson is very opinionated and can back up most of what he says. I am the same way that is why I Love the man’s Idea for an All Black Boys School. We need Black men teaching our young Black Boys not some White European female that does not know jack about what he may be going through without a father (not saying all don’t have fathers in the home) or maybe she just can not relate. We need our Black Boys to be encouraged to do more scholastically than being encourage to play Basketball or Football for the White Europeans. We can keep that money in our own community get our own! We must Wake up Black people, WAKE UP!

  • v spinks

    ”In the same interview, the good doctor, who also claims he “treats” homosexuality and lesbianism, notes that homosexuality was listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or the DSM, which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, as a mental disorder up until 1973.” It was.

  • A.Marie

    Boooooo madamenoire booooo!
    Now that I think of it this article makes sense, this site doesn’t care about black people.
    Such strong coded language for a publication that is far more scandalous than informative – shameful!

  • A Dark skin womans revenge

    i support Dr. Jonson 100 percent. to hell with what the media has to say

  • “A fool and his money is soon parted.” This guy sounds terrible. A school where a Black man helps Black boys grow up and be self-reliant in this difficult society sounds GREAT, but why is he so invested in a hatred of queer people and entrenched in maintaining strict gender roles? I worry about abuse of young boys in the name of “discipline” and “teaching him how to be a man.” Patriarchy is not the solution for black boys, black families, or black people.

  • holocaust

    White men been calling Black women derogatory names in all forms of communication over the last 300 years and you have no problem with him. In fact, you base who TV shows like Scandal around him sexualizing you. Dr. Umar is simply pointing out the natural order of things and you criticize. And the White women have you thinking women’s rights were f or you, and here you are still complaining. This country is not compelled for you. Dr. Umar is trying to make a positive difference, get on or get out the way!!

    • 1Val

      What have black men done to black women over past 300 years? There is anything natural about Dr. Umar’s views. Its sickening how many males like Dr. Umar incapable of sustaining a healthy romantic relationship with a woman fancies themselves experts on women. There are are functioning all black male academies like Chicago’s Urban Prep doing excellent work in community without an idiot like Dr. Umar at the helm. Nobody is supporting this fool and his dream will never come to fruition.

  • HOW IS HE HOMOPHOBIC? HERE WE GO WITH THIS ISH..WHEN EVER WE DEFEND OUR REALITY WERE SOME KIND OF PHOBIA…MY SUNS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOME PHOBIA…EVER HEARD OF NEGROPHOBIA…THATS WHAT THIS POST IS BASED ON THE FEAR OF A BLACK MAN DOING SOMTHING THAT WILL KEEP YOUNG MEN FROM FULFILLING THE LUST OF A WICKED AND DEGENERATE NATION..

  • Umar Johnson doesn’t even list where he attended college or earned his degrees. He’s another pseudo-intellectual race hustler, that makes it hard for real black scholars and academics. People must be able to decipher real from fake.

  • Nubiandove

    Our son goes to an Afrikan centered school, and I can attest it is exactly what our Black Children need. What is wrong with this author to criticize Dr. Umar Johnson in this fashion. The fact of the matter is Black Boys are targeted, this has not changed, this is not a “Post Racial” society. There is a direct link with reading test scores of 3rd and 4th grade year old boys and the Planning of Prisons. This is why public schools are test based…not education based. Our Black Children think the Martin Luther King “I have a Dream” speach is Black History…just like many blind adults. They have no idea of the richness of our culture, or the significance of Melanin, or that history for Black people is Global and began way before any other race walked this earth!!!

  • Brandon Christopher Alexander

    Why did you send me to this thirst trap site Tariq? Big ups to brother Umar.

    Somebody get an open letter from the Zulu Nation to this site. It’s filled with trolls.

  • uncontainable_spirit

    ATTENTION BLACK MEN: Let it go. Your voice is not going to be heard. You will be wrong here. Just understand this from the beginning. My suggestion to you is this: Go out and create something. Go forth and do something productive. Build something new. Be greater today than you were yesterday. Succeed. Conquer. Excel. Dominate. Exercise your will. WIN! Do something… anything other than arguing this point any further. Trust me, you’ll be better for it. Your brother, Uncontainable Spirit.

  • John Smith

    oh but let’s worship the likes of war criminal Barack Obama.

  • Youknowwhatiitis

    B|TCH, STFU! Negative a$$ hating a$$ c00n bedwench!

    • Some Background

      This is exactly why Umar Johnson should not be educating Black boys, or anyone else for that matter.

  • be More but not from b-More

    yo – reading thru this – the educational propositions that Bro.Umar laid out for our youth is interesting – I am not trained educator but am very involved and concerned in the educational process for my child and children in general. The article points out angels that I do not see the correlation with bad teaching vs personal/carnal behavior. Nonetheless, respect on the voice – it is your choice who you want to teach your kids .. “work the system, dont let the system work you”

  • Wizedollars

    Don’t be fooled this bedwench is just auditioning for a job at Huffington Post or CNN by throwing a black man under the bus. Wouldn’t be the first time…..

  • augustsnow

    What he is trying to do is necessary. Very necessary. For those that don’t understand, it is because they don’t have the capacity to understand this. The emphasis is on making men out of boys in a society that has ideasa diametrically opposed to this.
    I hope he succeeds through all of the traps and snares he’s running into.
    God bless……………

  • shellyTheGreat

    Whoever the writer is of this article, I feel so sorry for you. You are really an embarrassment to your community. I have so many hateful words for you, but i’ll save them. But remember that the ugliness you put out into the world is sure to come back to you.

  • mo

    Dr. Umar’s school is a great idea! We need Black men educating Black men. The Black community does not need a bunch of our males walking around in dresses or the most educated amongst us cohabitating with white women which further pollutes the Black family. He teaches Black economic and political independance and his initiative should be given a chance because integration definitely has not worked. By the way why does the author not attack jewish, and arab economic leeches in the Black community as much as she is attacking a Black man for trying to build a school.

    • 1Val

      Ideally, black men would be taught by black men which is why black boys have fathers and male relatives in their lives to instill identity, cultural awareness, morals and values. Due to many black males abdication of their roles in the family and community they have created a need for Dr. Umar’s proposed services. There are functioning, successful existing all black male academies with better qualified leaders at the helm. For example, Urban Prep Academy in Chicago, an all black male charter school for the past four years has 100% of its seniors accepted into college.

      Nor can you attribute failures of black community to homosexuality. I find it quite telling that you passionately state we need black men to educate black men. Yet you fail to say that we need black men to REAR black boys. Dr. Umar’s proposed school isn’t manna from own high to save black males from themselves by doing the work they refuse to do as men.

      Presently, over 72% of black households are headed by single mothers. Hereby, suggesting that heterosexual black males are committing gravest offense by abandoning their duties to be present, engaged, loving, providers and protectors of their children. If you must as a black male police others sexual practices a great place to begin is to implore black males who are unwilling and/or incapable of being fathers to practice safe sex so they will not beget children they will not rear.

      If you own a business you are still governed by laws of land. City, county, state and federal government set criteria for business ownership in this country. They determine criteria to obtain license to operate a business. They determine where you can operate a business. They determine occupational and safety codes for your business. They determine tax codes for your business. So there isn’t any “separate” government or political independence for black Americans those requirements to own and operate businesses does not change just for “us.”

      Integration has and is working for black folks. Ask anyone who lived through Jim Crow if they wish to revisit that era. For blacks who are failing in society it is twofold racism and poor personal decisions. This article focuses on this man plans for a school instead of ethnic business practices.

  • Gigi

    I have officially stopped reading anything from MadameNoire…it’s a wrap!

  • Gigi

    Has this site been purchased by the white man, or either a dike writes the articles

  • coptic777

    I just posted something in response to a white supremacist in the comments & his comment was allowed mine was not. That says everything we need to know black men. I will never visit this site again.

  • King DAV

    I gave her 15 things this school will offer and she just deleted it. You cant pick and choose which comments you will post.

  • Marty

    Somebody needs to see this broad….no more respect for traitors

  • King DAV

    I destroyed her entire argument and she will not put it up. I gave her some of the things this school will be offering in my last post.

  • the truth

    We need our own schools to teach our young men and mold them to be who we need them to be, not the power structure. Example is President Obama; he is brilliant but he was never taught black love, black pride, and staying loyal to your black race, so now, he is working with the power structure against our interests.

    • Curious

      “to teach our young men and mold them to be who we need them to be”

      “…who WE need them to be”…as in they can’t be their own person, they can only be whatever it is “we” deem appropriate for them to be? Does that mean in a sense, taking away their individuality and making them a cog in the black pride machine?

      As for Obama, he has an entire nation of blacks, whites, latinos, asians, indians, etc. to look out for…he’s the first black president…not the first president for black people.

  • Dynast Amir

    Madame could you please offer a better solution?

  • Sojorner

    Let me get this straight…..it’s not a good idea because of his beliefs on homosexuality……so homosexuality is a good idea for black boys….remind me not to send mines to any school you are ok with…

  • Nickel

    Why is it a bad idea to open up an all boys academy again. I don’t see the problem here especially if Madame noire is not doing anything or providing options. Why is there not outrage for all the unarmed black men being murdered by police, or how the educational system is failing our sons, or how public school is a pipeline to prison, or how we have way too many single mother households, etc….. Your fighting the wrong battle whoever wrote this ignorant piece about Umar Johnson with doing valid research to prove what he speaks is wrong. Opinions don’t serve a purpose here.

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    While we’re waiting for the 7 AM documentary and funding the school, Who saw Hidden Colors 3 The Rules of Racism?

    • Marty

      Heard it was spectacular

  • Brent Anderson

    Well As The White Supremacist I Am I Must Say I’m More Than Thrilled At All You Blacks Comments Lol. You Black Guys Have Gone Above & Beyond To Dismiss & Argue With Your Own Black Women On A Blog Comment Section & This Whole Thing Clearly Has Made You Black Chicks Feel More Isolated & Resentful To Your Men..Thats Why You All Keep Saying This School Thing Umar Is Doing Should Be Done For Yall Too Smh. Black Men Abandon Black Women Every Chance They Get For Other Races & Now Theyre Gonna Do It In School Too Lmao.. Us Whites Arent Threatened By Your Economically Incompetent Asses & This ONE School Wont Change The Fact That Even If It Opens Youll Still Beg “US/Whites” For Resources, Books, Food For Lunches, Etc. Blacks In America Dont Even Have The Economic Power To Fund Their Own Schools Without Our Loans & Help. Plus Most Yall Wont Donate Cause You Dont Spend On Other Blacks & Black Businesses Lmao. You All Rather Pay Asains For Hair & Jordans & Jews For Clothes Smh. Honestly Yall Outnumber Us Whites & Are To Damn Ignorant To Unite Against Us Just Like Before Slavery Ended LMAO.. You All Are Still Slaves Mentally & In Our Prison Systems & Cant Even Unite For A School One Of Yours Builds Smfh. Were Laughing At Yall & Your To Busy Arguing With Eachother (black men & women) To See It Smh. Please Keep Demeaning Each Other For Our Entertainment LMFAOOO

    • blake kelley

      whats it like to have such a godless empty soul?

  • rzar

    ‘Until 1973 Homosexuality was considered a mental disorder.’ in the USA..How about thousands of years before that? If people are not born that way then many are choosing that lifestyle just as Dr. Umar Johnson has taught!

    • FactsOnSexuality

      A thousand years before that during Ancient Greek times, homosexuality was not only looked at as natural, but was also encouraged. Older men would take younger men/boys under thumb and act as their mentor. This often included many sexual freedoms with each other. Lesbianism also derived from Ancient Greece, the terms adopted from the island of Lesbos where the female poet Sappho often wrote erotically about other women.

      The Greeks weren’t the only ones to engage in these sexual freedoms, many other ancient civilizations also acted on homosexual and bisexual acts. Sex was a hedonistic privileged, it felt good no matter who it was with and therefore it was acceptable. It was later on in years when there was a rise in morality issues (primarily as a means to control the population) that such hedonistic values were deemed wrong. Sexuality in general was just a matter of life, nothing to shun or look down upon. Now, we find that we’re a very sexually suppressed nation compared to even other current nations.

      In regards to people being born that way. It is scientifically proven that, while not all, many homosexuals have some biological reason why they are who they are. Sometimes it’s a hormonal issue and other times it is actually written in their genes. It has also been stated, however, that environmental factors do play a role in a person’s sexual preference.

      Additionally, there are some theories of belief that sexual preference is a scale, women on one side of the scale and men on the other. Some believe it is unlikely that anyone is 100% heterosexual, because you have those grey areas that slide you on the scale a little towards the same sex. This is where girl-crushes/guy-crushes and “bromances” live. There is no way you would ever imagine yourself getting physically intimate with a member of the same sex; however, you have shared some emotionally intimate moments with someone of the same sex. While this in no way makes you a homosexual, this theory suggests that you are also not 100% heterosexual. You fall in a grey area where you may be 95% hetero (which in essence means different) and 5% homo (which in essence means same)…depending on each person maybe less or more towards any give side of the scale.

      Not arguing either side, just giving some facts. 🙂

  • Gary C.

    Charing Ball, the writer of this piece, is a black feminist. Dr. Johnson attracts these objectors like magnets. I was a facebook friend of hers and also read some of her columns. Her shtick is to come to the defense of and rally for women and gays. She has an agenda obviously that supersedes true black unity and upward movement. She tries to use his so-called “outrageous” conspiracy theories as a reason Dr. Johnson shouldn’t run an all black boys school. Her ignorance as to these REAL devices that are in place to further oppress us aside, she has no real worry about Johnson’s theories. She’s just against the man because of his opinions on homosexuality and his critique of black women (like all feminists, she ignores the part where Dr. Johnson points out faults of brothers too.)

    • Marty

      She wants to be a CNN contributor, where she would be quite welcome.

  • Nicky Love Wunam-Radio Host

    Dr Umar appeared on the Nicky Love Show internet radio first and foremost in the start of his career as well as did two lectures with Dr Johnson and I disagreed with many of his points on many topics however for opening a boys academy I don’t think his personal views should have anything to do with doing something that will make a change in the black community especially for inner city urban area youth. Some points made here should be what can we do to assist this brother to help build this academy

    • shawn Mc

      when it comes to your kids you suppose to know what type of man will be teaching them, whats his ethics and values.
      Umar is a fraud who writes and say provocative things to spread his message of hate

      • KeepingItReal

        If the “ethics and values” of someone was a criteria for teaching black children…then NO WHITE MAN or NO WHITE WOMAN should EVER teach a black child. White people are racists, rapists mur3erers, drug addicts and pedophiles…to say the least. No other race is more void of “ethics and values”.

        • shawn Mc

          thats very ignorant but you have the right to feel that way.
          but know this; all that hate you are expressing isn’t changing the black social position one inch, today is a global environment and people like you are ineffective in advancing our position or your own.
          stay on the internet with your hate speech bro because this is your only option

      • Marty

        By that logic the owner of Chick-a-Fila openly discriminates against gay employees and customers. Just admit you have no basis for what you are saying bruh

        • coptic777

          Yep Marty & I guarantee shawn is at chick-a-fila stuffing his face w/ those chicken sandwiches yet he is here talking ill about Dr. Johnson…

          • shawn Mc

            Umar has other theories beside gay issues that’s full of ignorance and hate.
            you 2 guys are bring up and seem so upset over chick fila position on gay issues then you should be equally upset over umar stance on gay issues .

            • coptic777

              Then why are you not down a the local chick-a-fila protesting instead of most likely spending your money w/ whites buying a chicken sandwich? Your hypocritical bruh…

        • shawn Mc

          until chick fil a is in a position of influencing young minds he has the right to do and say whatever he wants.
          umar wants to teach young people his theories on life,much of his theories are filled with hate and pseudo science.
          he gets paid now to peddle that hate

          • 1Val

            Umar’s theories have been floating around for years. His “fans”(too broke to be paying supporters) are as financially impoverished as they are morally defiecient. This school will never see the light of day.

  • Kalifi Thomas

    The better question to the haters of this plan is “what are you planning to help our youth besides the whiteway

  • UR Funee

    What’s wrong with Dr. Johnson’s plan for a school. He doesn’t care for homosexuals, neither do the majority of the black community. If I had $5,000,000.00 I would give it to him. It’s good to see a black man that has strong convictions and is not afraid to speak his mind or state his opinion. Him starting the school is a lot better for black boys than an effeminate male or a supporter of effeminate males over our boys…It’s a shame that the writer of this article is so willing to sacrifice young black boys in support of gays…That’s the problem with the black community!

  • KeepingItReal

    IF ONLY BLACK PEOPLE HAD AS MANY CONCERNS WITH WHITE PEOPLE “EDUCATING” BLACK CHILDREN

    MALCOLM XQUOTE: Only a fool would let his enemy teach his children!

  • 11CTL11

    Charing Ball, before you get into your ‘freaky’ feelings and opinions on this brother you should check yourself. You come with opinion and gossip while using examples that don’t correlate. We all know, or should know, that western medical science is an experiment, but rarely do you have a brother who is a Doctor of Psychology and a historian. His mission stems from that extremely powerful background and he has a wonderful mission! Empowering melanated men and as a result women and families is an extremely noble mission; I really hope that he’s able to raise the monies needed and more! What a poweful impact his curriculum would be on the new leaders of tomorrow! So I encourage the author to make a choice: either focus on mainstream pop culture or choose to work to enlightened people on the truths of this world. Pick one; you can not whole heartedly to both. I’m sure you’ll choose pop culture; history and awakening to the reality and truths of this world is probably not freaky enough for you. (Smh, he was so not talking about regular rough sex, he was def alluding to more violence than anything and he’s right. Some women with those particular issues have either been abused out have seen abuse. I don’t get why author was so against and so ready to dismiss what he was saying as just conspiracy, anti-feminist or anti-gay. No one in there right mind can deny the environmental effects that produce so many homosexuals. This is what happens when the world is not in balance!)

    • shawn Mc

      where did he get his degrees from? i cant find any info on him

  • John Teixeira

    I wonder how many people read this article, and actually paid attention to what it speaks to.

  • ozzerris

    It’s so difficult to continue reading past your “massive conspiracy” comments. The ad photo for the film The Swirl of a black man kissing the pregnant belly of a white woman was just too distracting.

  • GrowthNOThate

    See, here’s the problem. We don’t support our own but we will tear ourselves down in a heart beat. This is so disgusting, I’m ashamed of the woman who wrote this. I seen saw much bullshit on this website that I never spoke on but I’ll be damned if these scorned black women diss someone who is helping. HELPING>>HELPING>>>HELPING. You disrespect a man with a plan but this page wants to promote interracial dating (not that I see anything wrong with it) but you’ll tell a bunch of black women to date a white man but not to support a black man. You empty hoes need a reality check. Small minds ridicule Great thinkers

    • tony muhammad

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Touche`^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    • KeepingItReal

      You FELL for that bullshid???? Trust and believe…the people behind the so-called “author” of this article is white and many of the nay-sayers are white. Real black men AND real black women support this cause.
      There have ALWAYS been sell-outs in the black community…both male AND female.

  • jucifer

    Why can’t anyone get this education and off the streets nonsense together! I want to know who this guy is before putting up my money on the table. Too many “race hustlers” as someone mentioned. And what is this man a Dr. of?? Please, you should know the game by now, stop blaming everyone else, get in school, books not there…let me introduce you to the library. Sick of all these people that want to be spoon fed. This guy Umar (never heard of him) sounds like a hack.

    • Wizedollars

      He’s pretty well known dude. It’s a shame a black man asking for money is automatically a con man in your eyes. Do some research and if you don’t like what you saw you can always start a program yourself. Stop with the crabs in a barrel approach though…

      • jucifer

        *sigh* so not a “crab in a barrel” you should read my entire post carefully (people just don’t like to read anymore!) I don’t care that he’s black, I don’t just hand over money to anyone irrespective of color. Just cause I don’t like him doesn’t me I have to start my program. People in some countries would kill for the education and schools and libraries here yet everyone pisses it away and has some bogus excuse. So many hand ups and no one wants to get the hell up…please. Every man jack for himself!

        • Marty

          He is getting up and it doesn’t take much to see that US public school education as of late has not been a good fit for young black males. So he is creating his own school as a solution. Do you honestly think he would undergo such a high-profile, well-publicized, endeavor only to turn around and defraud his investors out of millions of dollars? Con artists like to fly beneath the radar! They’re Federal/state laws against that! Furthermore, I don’t think it’s very un-manly to snipe from the bushes like you are at a man who has a track record of working with at risk boys youths. If you don’t have any solutions of your own, then STFU and let someone who does do what they need to do!

  • Roger Duncan

    So because the good Dr. does not fall in lock step with the homosexual revolution he has to be torn down by one of his so called own people ? swear it never ends with some of us.. What the man is attempting to do should be commended. This author needs to get a life.. Crabs in a barrel mentality is fatal..

  • H Town Psych

    I am going to contribute to the school while you fine people post articles about how to get white men to like you.

  • Guest

    What did they say about Oprah’s schools in south Africa?

  • Jason Michael Cathcart

    I find it a little odd that some of these opinions imply that black people cant be gay, or homosexaulity only can only happen if something sexually traumatic happens to someone, as well as there being a lack of a father being in the home. I have met some pretty pen, and out of the closet, yet very masculine gay males, as well as some very out of the closet, feminine lesbians. I know males who raised with both a male, and female parent, as well as just raised by a masculine father that turned out to be gay. I don’t think masculinity will derail someone from being a homosexual. We also need to stop acting like homosexuality is a white supremacists plot because its not. Are ancestors have had a history of being at the least tolerant of Transgendered, bisexual, and gay Africans. centuries before white men have had contacted with that particular culture in our mother continent. I don’t think women castrate boys neither. Or at least (because i watch Dr. Johnsons videos) theres a hint of women “maker their sons to be men” in those situations, that they tend to destroy there sons self worth, via patriarchy, not matriarchy. women who are struggling to raise sons, try to raise them by the “idea” expectations of the culture of what a man should be, therefore they reinforce the societies rules of what it is to be a man, or tough, which can affect an individual’s psyche. We have to stop acting like all these issues are separate, or narrowly the fault of one group. There gay black people, who are just gay, There are masculine gay black males, and feminine gay black women. they are not diseased or less black because of their orientation, or further more not brainwashed, by white supremacy, to feed into population control. If you wanna worry about population control look at the prison industrial complex. It was there before(it coming from the plantation system), we were worrying about making black boys into “men”, and it was here before black women. Became are “so called” down fall. according to most peoples hypothesis.

  • tony muhammad

    Charing Ball, it appears you are attemping to slander Dr. Johnson public reputation. Because his opinions regarding young black males indoctrination into homosexuality may be “partially” a result of single black mothers not having six eyes and a double to help them raise their children in the absents of baby daddies. His broad opinion pin points a single factor in the complexity in your advocacy for gay rights that appears to offend your senses. Have you researched his findings that draws out his public opinions and advocacy for Black empowerment through strengthing black family structures? Yes his opinion differs with yours and others supporting this era of gay rights activisim and causations of homosexuality in an individual life. Yet modern medical science has yet to find one single homosexual DNA. Which leads to the undeniable fact homosexuality is caused by the environment like so many other human behaviors and traits. Do you deny many children are sexually abused over long periods of time in their lives by non-parental people? What effects does sexual abuse have on the abused child developing mind say for a period of their first fifteen years? You don’t know? Do you? I believe Dr. Johnson has a better grasp of life sciences than you! Whoever you are…STAND DOWN!…

  • Jason Michael Cathcart

    I would say calling him a so called doctor isn’t the right route to go. but pointing out his homophobia and misogyny is. I get that Doctor Johnsons school is directed towards black boys. I also understand what he wants to teach. But shouldn’t he want to show leadership and self determination to all black people (boys and girls, the more leaders, and self determined folks the better). Furthermore if he wants to create brotherhood amongst black males tan fine, but include the LGBTQ black males as well. so we can be in more accord with each other and question masculinity. Or more so if your idea of what is is to be masculine is what qualifies you to be a leader. Black men do not need black patriarchy, because it mirrors white supremacy in the process. The way black men want to be leaders and shunn black women, is no different from the oppression both on a physical, and a psychological level that we endure, and exists in daily.

    • Marty

      So we all have to think the same? Do you have any evidence that gay kids will be shut out of the school? That’s the only issue you should have!

  • Missthingg

    Really? So he isn’t the right person for the job because he doesn’t believe in homosexuality? I see adult men customers every day where their mother has to come in and help them fill out an application or help them conduct their business. Some of these mothers are creating feminine men by treating them like they’re their mate vs their child. There are teachers, lawyers, doctors, ect that believe in certain things, but does that mean they can’t teach math or English. It’s about time there is someone that wants to teach boys how to grow up to be productive MEN. I think society thinks it’s ok to see men in dresses, wigs and high heel shoes.

  • Negus

    All of you that are chiming in defending this crap from Madame Noire are being used just as we have been used in every great movement. Cause dissension within the ranks and sabotage from the inside. Now whether this is orchestrated from the outside or some inside buffoonery…stop it. If you don’t like what the brother is doing, start your own school. But I’ve seen this site publish the coonery but attack Dr. Johnson because you don’t like his views on homosexuality and rough sex. GTFOH! Your article and premise is sketchy and shame on you for trying to insinuate the brother is misogynistic because of his view on that one type of sexual behavior. Dr. Johnson has repeatedly asserted that Black Women are Queens and were worshipped and that if Blacks are to ever achieve greatness again we must get back to that. Now how is that misogynistic? Just keep publishing hard hitting articles like, “BBWLA Star Draya To Reduce Breast Size Because ‘Fake Tiddays’ Are ‘Out Of Style’” and leave the hard work to people who actually give a damn about our children.

  • Wizedollars

    This is how a black person gets a job at CNN. Smdh at the author…..

  • gigi

    Anytime you speak out against the gay agenda you will be met with opposition. Scripture says in the last days, right will become wrong, and what was wrong will become right. I am sure Dr Johnson expected all this and he can handle it as well

  • nutellabrownbaby

    So sad this article was written on such a prominent “black” website. No leaders in the black community… currently. A qualified, educated man wants to open a school to help his community, to give back, to educate, to instill knowledge of self into young black boys and this type of article was written to thwart his efforts. Why? If the stance is because he is “homophobic” name any of the major religions that aren’t and yet they are all qualified to teach children and not Dr. Umar? Is the fight to stamp out anyone’s opinions against homosexuality such a cause that it has to usurp EVERYTHING? Black people are still second class citizens in this country. Are we not still victims based mainly on the color of our skin? Do our needs not matter anymore at all? What type of movement is this? Shameless unneccessary slander. Don’t donate, don’t promote, don’t send your son there, but, don’t thwart someone’s goals to do right. SHAME!

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      First rule of the plantation: Kill the African language and culture. In 2014 this is the first school of its kind.
      Can you imagine how many of us could get paid to teach each other if we knew an African language? We are the only people who dont have our own language. This Ball person is a complete sellout who has entirely bought in to the plantation mindset where everything goes we can be ni99as and strippers and swirl but calling ourselves African is taboo. Because thats when we start being equal to every other race. American Africans stand up!!! I’m donating $100 total. If we packed $100 each to this cause we’d get it done. And I will be donating $200 for the Girls Garvey-Douglass African Academy. Its Better for my community’s future than buying murder shoes and cancer front wigs. I dont want to be like these old folks getting shot up and robbed because they were too busy being Supafly and Foxy Brown to give their neighborhood some businesses to make money.

  • Shari_amor

    Also his “theory” on planned parenthood isn’t a theory. It’s facts. Watch Maafa 21 and you’ll find his facts about planned parent hood are absolutely true and has everything to do with population control. You’re a “journalist” right? Research it please

  • Shari_amor

    It’s sad when our own people will find a way to destroy something so positive because you disagree with one idea. He doesn’t support homosexuality but he does support black parents, black children, education, mental health, self empowerment, collective economics, improving the relationships between black men and women… I could go on and on but you get the point. I hope this article was worth the price of going against your brothers and sisters. Damn shame..

  • Blackout

    Who ever wrote this article is obviously working for the “illusive white man”. Anyone with half a brain& one eye can see what you bed wenches are trying to do, you should be ashamed of yourself!!!

    • gn

      Reading this comments section, Dr. Johnson’s effort is receiving overwhelming support from black women. There is some disagreement in good faith. Considering this, is there really cause to call women bed wenches?

  • dadrunkuncle

    He keep looking at me. Who! white Jesus

  • Guest

    Our own worse enemy

  • SkywardKing

    The man wants to open a school to put the next generation of young black men on the right path, but fools would rather focus on his beliefs when it comes to sexuality. Who Cares!?? While this woman is downing him because of crap that they most likely won’t be taught or that parents can opt of out having their child taught, more and more young black men are being led down the wrong path.

  • tia

    I think it’s a great idea that he’s trying to build something positive for our people and this article is more about the fact that this man is against homosexuality then the fact he’s trying to do something positive for young black men. .. Although I feel like your sexuality is your preference allot of his other beliefs I believe in its like if a black man or woman has a voice that’s not agreeing with main stream there’s something wrong with that. . I’m with you brother!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! !!!!

  • Julian Pembroke Steptoe

    Sounds like a school of sexual tyranny, employing neither understanding nor affection. A dangerous place for ideas of freedom. Those ideas would be nourished by lessons in cultural history, that would produce business people who are more than just complex vendors in a white economy. Alas, if so doubtful of homosexual benefit, why form a homosexual environment in the student body, instead of a co-ed one? His views demonstrate a belief that young black girls also could use a bit of orientation. I think he is merely aiming to profit off of the hype, boys and girls be damned.

  • Dynast Amir

    I support the brotha.

  • I love black people

    I can’t WAIT to give Dr. Umar my $$$$$$$$$! I find it deplorable that a magazine with the power to spread the word about the Dr’s good school would use that power to discourage this type of eduction just because the doctor does not agree with homosexuality. To attack this man’s credentials (which check out by the way) as if anyone at this online blog is in a position to offer better or discount any of his findings is disgusting. But i guess it would be better for our children to be educated by reading this blog to know what the worst is in the lives of celebrities (NOT!). Why is it more important that children be more accepting of homosexuality over their heritage? I would rather my son learn about the kings and queens in his ancestry than about famous homosexuals and why that is ok. I challenge you to find facts that contradict anything ANYTHING the Dr. has said. I’ll wait. I suggest you get out of your feelings and understand the importance of knowing your history which can inspire you to reach for higher than working for someone else, gay or straight. The more homosexuals we have, the less people we make. When you are dealing with the betterment of your people, I will not encourage what can lead to our demise. I am not homophobic at all but doing more to encourage homosexuality is damaging to the black race. The statistics show that black men are coming out at an alarming rate over ALL other races. If that is not an agenda at work, I don’t know what is. Why are you not asking why a school like this is necessary? Is there a school you can suggest that teaches black/African history and culture prior to slavery? Maybe you are ok with our current schooling institutions teaching Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Obama. That is not enough for me. Our children need to know they come from Kings and Queens and have a rich history that predates slavery by hundreds of THOUSANDs of years. Do you even know that? Wouldn’t it have been nice to learn that when you were in school or did you have to wait til college to even be exposed to it if at all? Much of your excerpt about black single mother castrating their sons was taken WAAAAYYY out of context. Because of that fact, I have to question if your media outlet is even a good source to report on this story. Did you even talk to the Doctor to clarify anything you reported? Your article is nothing more than negative gossip mixed with your personal feelings that serve no one but you. Dr. Umar Johnson IS the best person for this school and if you don’t agree, I challenge you to find someone better. Instead of attacking this man for trying to make history by way of bettering our culture, try reporting something worth reading unlike the negativity I see in this article. Of all the things you could have written about that tear down the black culture you chose this. SHAME ON YOU! to disrespect the man as if his education is alleged when you CLEARLY have not done the research is poor, poor journalism on your part. You present your feelings as fact and did no research! A question back at you, where did you get your schooling from ALLEGEDLY? I am not WOW’d by the college education of today but I know they teach how to research especially in journalism. Get out of your feelings and devote your writing talents to something that matters, not tearing down our Kings! TEAMDRUMAR!!!

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  • P Ming

    The negativity surrounding Dr. Umar Johnson’s opening an Afrikan centred school for boys of Afrikan ascent is a result of white fear of Black men regaining their place of GREATNESS in this world! If it were a school for white boys nothing negative would be said.
    I wish Dr. Johnson every success with opening the school, and every Afrikan male who enters its portals the same.

  • SpiritualSista

    I think you are an absolute idiot for writing this bullshit.. Here is a man that is trying to help elevate the up and coming generations of black boys and lead them by showing them ways to provide for themselves and future families and teach them how to have their own yet the only thing you can point out is how he doesnt agree with homosexuality and wild sex? If you dont want to donate fine…but dont spread your own ignorance to others, causing them to be misinformed when Dr. Johnson is one of the closest thing we have to a REAL leader for african americans today….if someone comes out saying they are gay everyone applauds them for being brave but someone merely expresses their own opinion against homosexuality and people want to damn near riot!!! Get a life….or better yet get informed! #YouJustLostAReader

  • BreezeJC

    Another thing, this is my last comment: but if I read one more article on here quote *UN* quoting “the elusive white man” I’m going to flipping lose it. No, I do not think black people should be cursing “the white man” at every job they didn’t get or shortcoming or unfair something in life. But it is IMPERATIVE we do not dismiss the realities of systemic, institutionalized and internalized racism in this elitist society. No matter which way you slice it, the illuminati, white supremacy, capitalism, american exceptionalism, WHATEVER the result is the same: black people losing. And this losing comes from our lack of collective action for selves and divisiveness.

    • theghost917

      a black chick that would write something like this is LOOKING FOR “the elusive white man”

      stuff like this is a mating call

      • Wizedollars

        Or trying to get a contributor job at CNN

  • BreezeJC

    The biggest contention is going to be on gender and sexuality issues, sexuality not limited to orientation but also the ways in which black heteros engage in sex and relationships. Calling Dr. Umar’s perspectives on the state of black womanhood in relation to black men is far from misogynist, especially if one’s definition of misogyny is wide open to *ANY* criticisms of women. Abuse — verbal, physical, and mental is misogyny, and unless a man is abusing a woman, there is no possible way that vying for black unity between black men and women can = misogyny. Neither I nor the writer is a sexual psychologist however liking kinky rough sex is true on the surface, but his mini-theory on subconscious insecurities/fears affecting one’s sexual psyche has very deep seated legitimacy due to the correlation between abuse, parenting (absentee or abusive fathers) and how this damage is manifested through adverse sexual behaviors, especially in women. Promiscuity or trouble with intimacy (or both) and even affinity towards sexual violence (or tolerating it) is a HUGE symptom of unresolved psychological scars. <— This is *NOT* to be discounted, though it is circumstantial, which Dr. Umar makes a point to say as well. (Also, he doesn't bash like the scum of the earth Tommy Sotomayor).)

  • D.J

    The person that wrote this article is off base. There is no sin in being and promoting masculinity in males, especially black males. Many of the major problems we have in our community are due to our black men not being Men …and part of that is because of the minimization and degrading of masculinity and the values that come with that testosterone driven male essence. Our women and children (The prize of our society and culture) need men, not….men that think they are women or something else.

  • Faze

    Who is paying you to print this?? It’s obvious what this is. Are the peanuts you are receiving to write this worth losing another generation of young men??? I am in agreement with the people who are saying that at least someone is attempting to do something about the problems black people are facing. WE ALL KNOW that the present state of black america is a result of the things done in the past. It’s time for us to stop ignoring the elephant in the room(race) and begin to get past this. But we can’t until the dominant society allows us to have a dialogue on race which can begin the process of getting past the racial issue, what other choice do black people have than to begin to look within to solve these problems??? Why try to interact with a group of people that WILL NEVER SEE YOU AS EQUAL?? I am a very simple person. Therefore, I will equate this to a simple situation many of us have faced as children. When you were a child and you had a neighbor that did not want to play with you, would you continue to try to play with that neighbor?? Or would you stop asking and play on your own?? That’s what this situation is basically about. We are tired of not being allowed to play, but yet scolded for going to play on our own. Simple as that.

  • Ayana Weaver

    Why do you care madamenoire if a black man wants to educate other black male children? Worry about your own children and let us begin to worry about ours. Why is it s bad idea to have a school full of straight productive young men? Don’t worry…I will wait. I don’t like Dr. Umar all that much, but what concern is it of the media’s or any other race?

    Haven’t you put enough of us in jail already?

  • Nafartari Abashi

    this is an interesting conversation moreso the way people here express themselves than much of the content. i assume most of us are black men and women here commenting and we (i must say) do not talk very well with one another nor intelligently. its always a dogfight among us especially when disagreements arise. i hope the brother does this and does it well. educating our communities is a long needed effort. do we realize how much this is needed? are the people against it even parents or closely connected to young people? or do any work in the innercities where chaos reigns for whatever reason…parenting issues, drugs, delinquency, gangs or just running with the wrong crowd, etc. we need hundreds thousands even more Umar Johnson’s out here to amend and heal our communities. private jails aren’t a joke and we know who they’re going after to be residents…our children. now shut up and get busy in helping this MAN in building a strong BLACK NATION.

  • Big Web

    I Support this brother 100%. The Homosexual agenda has destroyed our community. We need an academic foundation that strengthens young men to be masculine, studious, and have a will to be great. This will destroy that agenda and start a breed of more focused, strong Black men.

  • Nafartari Abashi

    I hope the Brother succeeds !!! and helps as many of our young people as Possible!

  • Craig Browne

    The fact is that reasonable people can have differences of opinion with regard to issues of sexuality. That truth does not disqualify them from participating in the effort to uplift our people. One’s views on homosexuality are not the litmus test for their integrity or ability to positively impact our community…..

  • SMH1

    Ahh..where would we be without our HATERS! they drink the kool aid all day. Prayers up for Brother Umar! When a brother wants to actually open a school for Black boys..whoa…his philosophy is questioned…how many who run schools now are questioned? Where do i send my donation is what I want to know?

  • Garrick A. Farria

    As the auction for the St. Paul’s campus was supposed to be today, with the Creator and ancestors willing hopefully the purchase went through. But for the purposes of this terrible blog post (both in terms of the article itself and the other stories and ads its surrounded by) the only real question left is “What’s your solution?”…at this point, that’s what it has come down to. As Pan-African nationalists, we are used to having folks disagree with us, on a whole host of issues. That comes with the territory (as it did for David Walker, DuBois, Garvey, Min. Malcolm, Kwame Toure, John Henrik Clarke, etc.) but when all the back-and-forth is done and the conceptualizing stops, what is your solution to the community/ school -to-prison pipeline that the “War on Drugs” built and ran through our communities in this country in the 70’s and 80’s? What’s your solution to school after school..labeling Black boy after Black boy as ADD or ADHD without a diagnostic test that can determine these types of conditions?..These school districts hand out Prozac and Ritalin like candy, and a Black man has offered a solution to address this issue, these issues, among countless, countless others and he’s being criticized for it. Fine, the criticism better be coming from individuals with different plans to offer, if not…it’s hollow, tired, and will be dismissed and ignored. The beautiful thing about this is that our organizations are actually working together, moving..offline…off of the blogosphere..and in the real world. A critical mass of our folks really are tired of the endless debates and the pointless “back and forth”. And one thing that is happening, as our folks are moving, is that all these “fences” that some of the “shade” throwers and critics love to sit on..are being knocked down…they aren’t getting to “sit on” on a fence and still be able to say they are “standing with the people”. If you call yourself standing with the people…you better be ready to offer up your solution. The people are going to “call” you out for it. If not, then just keep sitting on the sidelines…moves are definitely being made. And if you got a better option, get to moving.

    • Stormy

      Very strong words, undoubtedly.

      What about the Hispanic boy who is also labeled as ADD or ADHD and heavily medicated? Why should the assistance only be directed towards one race?

      You’re correct though, the situation needs to be rectified. Why can’t we support everyone though? Why can’t we rectify the situation for all?

      Why focus on one race? How can we become upset when someone ignores our race, yet we turn and do the same to other races? Is that real justice or merely a form of revenge?

      I don’t disagree with most of what you’ve stated, I just wished the passion extended beyond one category of children.

      • Chris6994

        Other groups look out for their own specifically, for example Jews, Latinos/Hispanics (You speak of) LGBT’s, etc. It’s about time Black people look out for themselves and supporting Dr Umar’s school is a start.

        • Stormy

          Agreed, other groups do look out for their own specifically…but I never said I supported that. If this was an article about an all Hispanic school, I would likewise be disagreeing with the concept. Again I offer that if someone blatantly stated they were creating an all-White school, people would justifiably be upset.

          I completely understand what you’re implying, but just because someone does something doesn’t justify you doing it as well. Through history, so many have acted because they are simply following what others have done…admittedly, what I’m about to say is an extreme example, but in Germany the average German citizen may not have had an issue with the Jewish population; however, they justified turning on individuals who followed that religion because it was, at the time, socially acceptable. They were doing it because others were doing it. Again, it is an extreme example, but my point is just because others are doing something doesn’t mean you should as well. Rather, you should fight against the continued separation of the races and focus on unity (while maintaining pride in individual races AND a pride in being in this melting pot we call America), education and opportunity for all. There are so many children — Black, Hispanic, Asian, White — who are denied advantages simply because they’re poor. Financial burden knows no color. There are so many children of so many races who are not given the opportunity to excel.

          Also, to note, I never specifically referred to LGBT, but that is a group in which all are welcomed regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. I as a straight woman can join the organization and support it and they will not deny my involvement. They never specify that it is a group organized solely for LGBT individuals…and if a faction of them did, I would be against it.

          • Chris6994

            “Again I offer that if someone blatantly stated they were creating an all-White school, people would justifiably be upset.”

            Personally, as a Black man, I could care less if White people want to start their own school.

            • Stormy

              I suppose that’s big of you in a way. It’s good of you to support it across the board, it makes you not a hypocrite (which is a big plus).

              I’d still be opposed to it (regardless of which race opts to start their own school), obviously, but I’ve already stated that in another comment.

              It’s hard to deny, however, that there wouldn’t be a huge revolt against such a school…afterall, an all white boy academy returns us to pre-civil rights all white schools. It wasn’t right then, I don’t think (and I’m sure many would agree) that it would/should be right now.

      • gn

        Really? You say here that you want every parent to feel passionate about every child thus it’s impermissible for the black community to seek targeted solutions for black kids, yet downthread, you have no issue with Val’s contention that parents should just be responsible for their own kids, or extended family at most? Seems like you’re typing out of both sides of your keyboard…

        • Stormy

          Because ultimately, help begins at home, doesn’t it? You support your child, you encourage your child to learn about what’s right and true. That’s a fact across all races and yes I do support that ideology.

          When, however, an individual begins to seek a bigger change or effort, I am saying every parent should feel passionate about every child, you’re correct. Because there’s a difference between that and every Black parent should feel passionate about every Black child…or every Asian parent should feel passionate about ever Asian child.

      • Wizedollars

        Do Hispanics ever do something for black children? Do Asians every do something for black children? They look out for their own and it’s about time we do the same

        • Stormy

          Yes, I’m a Hispanic and I’ve contributed to organizations that target multiple races. I especially contribute to organizations that benefit children who have been classified as disadvantaged/at-risk/from the lower socio-economic population/etc. I’ve participated and volunteered for events that do benefit Black children, Hispanic children, and White children (the predominate races in the area I live).

      • Mansa Okike Bansu

        Because WE are funding the school, which makes it OURS. If Brown folks want a school, no problem. Go and build yourselves such an institution.

        • Stormy

          That’s absolutely true, the money you fund is to support the organizations as you wish and there’s no going around that. It’s you’re prerogative. Theoretically, nothing I can say or do can change your decision. I’m simply expressing my opinion (as is my prerogative) and what you choose to do with it is of course up to you. I respect that 100%.

    • kemet

      Great Reply Garrick

  • theghost917

    You want to know my thoughts on it? I’ve already donated to the fund.

    Does that answer your question?

    Why no mention of the all-black girls school he’s planning?

    This whole article was a negro bed wench mating call lol

    I can not wait to go see Hidden Colors 3 tomorrow!!!

    • I love black people

      Im going too!!

  • christopher cager

    I’m STILL waiting to hear my answer from the author about “who should be allowed to be amongst our next generation of young people??!”

    • christopher cager

      RuPaul, lil Wayne, Farrell, Jay Z., Neeni Leakes, Beyounce’?

  • christopher cager

    Dr. Umar Johnson is a bonafide member of the Association of Black Psychologist. Some of them, his esteemed colleagues, have even come out against him.

  • Marty

    FYI- The Obama Admin is trying to make this school into a illegal immigrant detention center btw. Another slap in the face to black folks by this administration…

  • Marty

    And this why they should never give hoodrats college degrees…..

  • christopher cager

    These “ultra-uber educated, highly trained, highly degreed and accomplished, money in the Cayman Islands, vacation homes in the Hamptons” contemporary Black women are not having some self-proclaimed Black nationalists mess up their money with his Black rhetoric of revolution, liberation and sexuality.

  • Goldie

    They had separate schools, but you guys weren’t happy with that(joke)

  • Goldie

    That’s fine seriously, as long as Caucasians, Orientals, Spanish, etc. get to have their own schools too!

    • Goldie

      Personally, i don’t think it will fly because of the segregation laws. But, i’m not opposed to it as long as everyone can do the same.

      • christopher cager

        What segregation laws are you referring to? I see segregation more and more everyday.

    • christopher cager

      Then build them. Jewish Americans have their own Rabbinical intuitions where they send their children. Then their children are off to Yale, Princeton, Yeshiva and other universities where they excel even more.

  • christopher cager

    So, why is St. Paul College closing??!! It’s an HBCU tied into a legacy of Black education. So has it closed it’s doors?

    • Mansa Okike Bansu

      Yes Christopher, they are among the fallen HBCUs. They fought a great fight, but there were TREMENDOUS odds against their survival. It was a FINE school that produces numerous stellar graduates.

  • Dixon Yalips

    “Now that you know a little more about Dr. Johnson, what are your thoughts on his bid and the prospect of him opening a boy’s academy? ”

    Dear ******** Johnson,

    You sent a payment for $200.00 USD to Frederick Douglass and Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy.
    Please note that it may take a little while for this payment to appear in the Recent Activity list on your Account Overview.

    thats what I think

  • christopher cager

    Most of Black Americans still honestly believe that ONLY the U.S. educational system, its curriculum is only, solely responsible entity that has the “right” to educate Black children in America. God forbid that Blacks/African Americans/Africans want to educate their own! The Jewish American communities educate their own children within their own institutions and enclaves. Jewish money finances and nurtures Jewish brilliance and intellect; and they don’t give a damn who it offends. That is POWER!!!!

  • Stormy

    I’m not overly political, typically I try to stay away from controversial topics and such…and to be fair, I didn’t read the entire article. I am not commenting on this article (which some may argue that if I’m not commenting on the article I shouldn’t be commenting period…but I am). You may choose to read my comment or ignore my comment, I am not here to enter debate, only to make a comment and express my opinion.

    All that said….

    I belong to what can traditionally be referred to as a “race of color” (which has basically encompassed anyone who is not Anglo…i.e. African, Asian, Mexican, etc.); specifically, I’m a Hispanic female. I’d like to give a nod to what I believe to be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrs idea…that all men are equal. Unfortunately, we have yet to achieve his dream even after all these years. However, I truly feel when any race whether it’s African, Asian, Indian, Native American, Hispanic…when any race segregates themselves, puts themselves into another category, they are only exacerbating the divide amongst racial groups. This, I believe, was never Dr. King’s goal. Support a race or multiple races (preferably) but to seperate the races, to say it’s better to come to a school with others like you is just taking us multiple steps backwards in racial equality.

    I ask, if someone were to deliberately state they wanted to open an all-white boys academy (and I mean they blatantly made such a statement…I’m not referring to the unspoken racism that sadly still occurs, I mean they specifically said “ALL-WHITE”); how would you react? Age old saying, two wrongs never make a right…no matter how many ways you try to pretty it up, to create a school of all one race and one race only is basically doing what Civil Rights leaders fought to undo.

    Now briefly onto the topic of homosexuality, I find it incredible (in a bad way) that a group of people, any people, who so passionately fought for equal rights would ever fight against another group who is simply looking for the same.

    It’s truly sad when the oppressed become the oppressors.

    I don’t mean to offend and I hope I haven’t terribly upset anyone. I simply felt the need to express my opinion.

    Thanks

    • christopher cager

      I’ve read your comments? Who have Black people oppressed besides their own innate ability and talents? Why powers do Black folks have in developing and financing legislation against homosexuals in the US? You need to read up more on the history of African Americans in this country.

      • Stormy

        I completely agree that not only black people, but people in general oppress their own innate abilities and talents, regardless of race. I’m guilty of it myself, that which I’m capable of cannot be measured, that which we are all capable of is endless…we just need to rise to the challenge.

        To clarify, my comment on homosexuals is not limited in regards to treatment of them by one particular group. There are many groups who have been oppressed, even beyond race. History is full of racial, religious, etc. injustice; despite this however, there are many who belong to previously persecuted groups who look down upon homosexual rights. That is what I refer to. Beyond legislation, just as racist, anti-religious, and sexist behaviors are great offenses, treating a group harshly or belittling them because of their sexual preference should be viewed likewise.

        There is no “I accept everyone…except…” or “All people should be treated fairly and equally…except…”…or at least there shouldn’t be.

    • gn

      Our children are disproportionately suspended for doing the same kid stuff/misbehavior that other children do, disproportionately dosed with “treatments” for dubious afflictions, and not told of our history both in the US and continental Africa with any particular accuracy. To cry reverse racism because people want to create targeted solutions to nourish these kids is just unbelievable. To me, it’s the modern equivalent of an age old fear of black people assembling without massa and “plotting.” With all due respect, this is about our kids who need solutions, not platitudes.

      • 1Val

        Our children are disproportionately suspended, targeted and diagnosed with dubious afflictions due to disengaged parents. Its not reverse racism that is the culprit for our children failing in public schools its adults refusal to parent their children. And that hasn’t anything to do with white people.

        • gn

          If two kids pull the same prank and one is more likely to face suspension (or even jail) than the other due to skin color, that is not the parents. Kiera Wilmot is by all accounts an extremely good student yet she was expelled and caught felony charges for a science experiment. So regardless of parenting, there’s a lot of justification for taking our own kids in hand.

          Yes, there are many parents who need to become more engaged and in a utopia, everyone with a child would be an excellent parent. In reality, that hasn’t happened and it makes sense to build institutions so that kids have a safety net.

          • 1Val

            It is the parents for NOT holding educators accountable for implementing racial double standards. I speak from experience more so than theory. The safety net is passing the buck for parents who refuse to parent. It makes sense for parents to do the work of being a parent.

            • gn

              I care more about kids than punishing dysfunctional parents, many of whom were themselves parented poorly. Focusing on solutions rather than passing blame around like a hot potato better serves children. This is the end of the debate for me. I congratulate Dr. Johnson on creating such a spirited dialogue and hope that something concrete comes out of it, and that he understands that many of us in the black community are willing to put social issue disagreements aside for the betterment of the next generation.

      • Stormy

        Oh I completely agree in regards to the education system in the United States is incredibly poor. Children are encouraged to exalt Christopher Columbus after all (who to put it bluntly was a greed and fame obsessed murderer). They’re not taught many truths they should be aware of (including the fact that after embarking on a Muslim pilgrimage, Malcolm Little/Malcolm X/El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz returned to the United States with the prospects of a more peaceful resolution to America’s race problem…which public knowledge of could alter perception of a man who some idolized and appreciated and others found extreme and violent.)

        The targeted solution, in my humble opinion, shouldn’t be limited to one group of children. All children should know these historical truths. All children would benefit of knowing true history…even the not so pleasant details.

        I identify that there are problems and we do need solutions; however, I find it hard to believe that the ideal solution is to enact a behavior or encourage an idea that, as I said, so many nobly fought to cease.

        • gn

          How interesting that you claim here that there’s something wrong with the black community establishing schools yet right below this, you’re cosigning comments about parents just needing to deal with their own kids. It’s difficult for me to view your commentary as sincere.

          • Stormy

            I addressed this reply in the other thread you brought it up in. Additionally, however, I do feel parents should be involved in their child’s life. That is what I support. Having worked closely with the education system, I’ve found many sad situations of borderline neglect and a lack of involvement from parents. This is where rich/poor/black/white definitely does not make a difference.

            I have worked with children who have parents who are successful lawyers as well as children who’s parents are often times in jail and they’re being raised by their grandparents who are too advanced in age to bother with their grandchildren too much…both kids crave attention and guidance. I come into their lives and they latch on to me because I listen to them, I talk to them and I show I care about what happens to them…that is a huge gift in their eyes.

            This is where my support for parental involvement comes from. I’ve seen too many sad situations across the board. That is why I was quick to support the concept.

            These children who I’ve spoken to and assisted are obviously not my children, however; so while I support more parental involvement, I also supporting assisting children across the board.

            • gn

              So basically we should address a color-conscious problem (racism in education) with a colorblind solution? Sure, glad to do that when black boys and girls are treated on par with others, are not disproportionately suspended for the same violations as others, are not disproportionately tossed into special ed, and are receiving quality of education on par with other kids. Until that’s the case, we have every right in the world to focus and target solutions on black kids.

              • Stormy

                The solution is to CHANGE the color-conscious problem, not exacerbate it by further separating the races. Again, there is an isolation of blacks when the same ill-treatment is thrust upon other races as well (I imagine you live somewhere where the concept of racism is literally black and white…I live in a place where racism is brown and white, so I can attest from first hand experience that these educational fouls are not only directed towards black children).

                You’re absolutely correct, the suspension/juvenile arrest rates are disproportionate, but I cry foul on not race alone, but on socioeconomic standing. If a person who is considered poor were to steal $100 from a store I guarantee they will suffer more and get a harsher sentance (regardless of their race) than the rich CEO who has stolen millions of dollars from insider trading, etc. There is the injustice.

                I get what your saying, it is wrong and there does need to be an improvement…but again I say why just black kids? Why single them out alone? Why help them alone? If we’re trying to help, why not help more than just one race of children. Let’s help the children of all colors from poor homes, from broken families. Is that such a disdainful idea…to think beyond helping just our own race?

                If you feel there is an inequality because other races help their own…then why mimic what you obviously view as wrong? If everyone continues to help only their own, we’re not solving THE problem. We may feel we’re solving OUR problem, but in the meantime we’re only contributing to the bigger issue at hand.

                • gn

                  Black people do not cause anti-black racism. It will never change until that’s acknowledged and responsibility portioned out to where it belongs. Brown parents are more than right to seek out solutions for their kids, and many do, as are we.

                  • Stormy

                    Black people do not CAUSE anti-black racism, agreed. I never said they did, I said looking for solutions that promote a separation of races only exacerbates the problem in general.

                    If we teach our children that there is racism in the world, because there is, that’s one thing…a sad necessity to ensure should our child find themselves the object of a racist act, they’ll be prepared and know how to handle the event (and know that it is wrong and they should never behave in that manner to any race).

                    However, if we teach our children there is racism in the world and they must travel their path with a chip on their shoulder, weary of other races and knowing that they basically need to look out for themselves…that’s continuing the trends of our broken society.

                    • Stormy

                      Sorry to add more…but I was just sitting here thinking.

                      As I said, where I live, there is a degree of anti-Hispanic racism. I experienced a situation in which I went out with a few friends, also Hispanic, and we had to deal with a very rude sales person (who happened to be Anglo). My thoughts were that the person was simple a witch. One of my friends, however, pulled the race card and said it was because we were Hispanic.

                      Call me naive, but I never even remotely considered that until my friend mentioned it. Even after her comment, I still felt like either way, the sales woman was a witch…what her motivations behind it were didn’t concern me per say.

                      I was raised knowing about racism, knowing that people are still racist…but it’s not at the forefront of my mind…as in, I don’t believe I’m a walking target for racism. My friend, on the other hand, was raised by a father who would frequently identify every racial inequality he saw whether it was real or not.

                      I am not saying racism doesn’t exist, because it unfortunately does. However, I do believe that sometimes we can see racism wherever and whenever we want to see racism (regardless of it actually being racism or not) because we are predisposed (often based on what we’ve learned from our families) to see it. I was not predisposed…my friend was. I did not see racism…my friend did.

                      I have another friend, who is black, who has shared a similar story with me. She was with a group of her friends, also black, and they seemed to call racism to things she considered as people just being rude.

                      Sadly, we’re a long way away from completely getting rid of racism…but if we start teaching our children to handle injustice not because it’s “obviously” a racist act…but because it is injust, regardless of race…don’t you think that would start the trend towards a more unified nation? A nation in which we stand together side by side, black and white, Jew and Catholic, all shapes sizes and colors saying we stand together. Wouldn’t that be a beautiful world?

                      I’m going to have to site the good Dr. (the true good Dr., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), he had a dream…I believe in his dream with all my being and I hope one day it becomes a reality.

                      I understand what you desire, and I commend you and all who just want to better the lives of your child/children. You are a wonderful parent and person for feeling so passionately.

                      I suppose I just long for that idea of unity…and in my humble opinion, I truly don’t feel this is a step towards that idea.

                    • gn

                      So removing kids from institutions in which they’re not being properly maintained is having a chip on one’s shoulder?

                    • Stormy

                      No, and I apologize if that’s what you took from my comment. Removing children from institutions in which they’re not being properly maintained and moving them to institutions that promote opportunity regardless of background (rich, poor, black, white, brown, asian, christian, protestant, etc.) is what we need.

                      The chip on one’s shoulder comes from feeling we need to separate into our own races to succeed because we can only rely on ourselves and our own kind…and in doing so, further establishing the schism between races.

  • raisethemright

    MadameNoire, you have now proven that this website is just another tool for white supremacy. Dr. Umar Johnsons’ only purpose for opening this school is to educate young black boys on how to do for self. Young BLACK boys, your staff must have a issue with real education for our black boys. What does Dr. Johnsons stance on homosexuality or any other issue have anything to do with opening this school? This is why I believe alot black women should stay out of the mix when it comes to black people building something for future generations because you have been proven to be the biggest race traitors in history. This man is actually trying to do DO something for his people for once and you speak down on him for other reasons that have nothing to do with the situation. You’re all disgusting and represent exactly whats wrong with the black community.

    • christopher cager

      I’m telling you right now, that “some” Black women have become total enemies of Black people with their backwards, white feminist paradigms masquerading as equal rights for women. ‘ve stated that “some”, because most Black women I know of personally are on the “frontlines” concerning the advancement of Black children. The author of this article has a problem with Black men standing up and speaking what they perceive as “power and strength”; some Black women don’t like that!

      • 1Val

        Not hardly. What many black women know about black males is that they like to talk more than they like to act. If black males want to display power and strength they do so by providing, protecting and loving their children. Instead of abdicating their parental duties to other men.

    • christopher cager

      I agree!

    • 1Val

      Your comment is disgusting representing what is wrong with black males who are clueless about masculinity, racial progress and women. FYI Black women are black people. The biggest race traitors are black males betraying themselves assigning fault to others while NEVER accepting personal responsibility or being accountable for their own behaviors. So please cease projecting black male self hatred unto black women for holding up the mirrors exposing black males inadequacies and failures to be men for their race, women and children.

  • christopher cager

    Author states: ” Honestly, I have heard enough of Dr. Johnson over the years for me to personally come to the conclusion that he doesn’t have any business around the next generation of young men and women.” *Question? If Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson doesn’t have “any business around the next generation of young men and women” then who might I ask???!!!

  • Marty

    The author has got the nerve to dress like a conscious sister. What a fraud

  • kemet

    This is one of the most destructive blogs I’ve seen yet. Really? You are attacking a black man that’s trying to do something positive? The sisters need to stand up against this madness.

  • Marty

    If Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart or some other celebrity with absolutely no experience in the educational field opened it she would be heralding this as the greatest thing ever

    • Bre85Blonde

      exactly.smh

  • meme

    For years White society has done damage and we actually have a rant about a Black man wanting to start one?… regardless of if we agree with everything he teaches we hate ourselves and each other….smh if I had the money id give it to him!

  • christopher cager

    Author states: ” Honestly, I have heard enough of Dr. Johnson over the years for me to personally come to the conclusion that he doesn’t have any business around the next generation of young men and women.” *Question? If Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson doesn’t have “any business around the next generation of young men and women” then who might I ask???!!!

    • christopher cager

      I’ll be waiting for your constructive response.

  • christopher cager

    In these times, Black folks want to have the right to “say” and “do (behave) and not be called out for such behavior, especially NOT from other “less educated” or “less than whatever” they perceive that other individual to be. We are in a state why Black women are questioning certain aspects of Black manhood they don’t deem important for young Black males! Especially in a time where Black manhood has been open for debate, distorted and re-engineering.

  • tHE Red PiLi

    How serious should black men take this article? the first thing you see on this site is an ad for movie portraying a black woman’s greatest fear, a black man with a non-black woman. lol

  • christopher cager

    Some Black women have been pushed down, so beaten up psychologically, sexually, intellectually and financially by their own families and the system, I can see why some of them take on certain positions, perspectives and viewpoints.

  • christopher cager

    The issue of “population control” is a topic most aren’t ready to even deal yet because it will force you to look at think across cross other topics and disciplines that are way beyond your scope of comprehension.

  • Guest

    A highly degreed and accomplished Black women secretly revealed to me that some “Black women with Ph.Ds, who are highly trained and specialized within the system, can be one of the “greatest threats” to Black/African American community as a whole.”

  • christopher cager

    Guest stated: “It’s not only his ideas about homosexuality, but his obvious sexism and misogyny that can contribute to the perpetual devaluation of black women in their own communities”

    • christopher cager

      This is very telling statement about how some of within African American community think and stand on this issue of homosexuality, womanhood/manhood and sexuality in general, which causes great “distress and further complex emotions”. Saying something has conspiratorial dynamics to it, doesn’t make it any less real as an entity. Anyone who’s done any level of study, research on how “the state” (and its subsidiaries), manufacture, utilize and sustain resources to study behavior, its origins and outcomes (consequences) in dealing with individuals, a body of people and their psychology.

  • NAHMEANSON1

    “what are your thoughts”

    My thoughts are you and people who share your views/opinions have deep-rooted..self-hating..self-destructive..cointelpro mind states..you people are sick.

  • Ronnie

    This is the worst article I’ve ever read. Dr. Umar Johnson is 100% the truth. This crap is modern day propaganda at it’s finest. The person that wrote this article was assigned by his handlers to try to bring Dr. Umar down. If you’re so worried about his views on homosexuality then don’t send your son to the school. Send your son to the good old corporate U.S. walking zombie public school system. Where the last thing you’re taught to do is think. Sit down shut do what they say and be ready to become the next indentured servant to keep the plantation going. Please don’t fall for this nonsense folks. Dr. Umar is out to raise strong, intelligent, confident young black men. Which is the systems worst enemy. So they send clowns like this to attempt to bring him down. Keep doing what you’re Dr. Umar!

  • Discopoet

    This was a highly biased piece that I really wouldn’t expect from Madame Noir. I’d would however expect the author 2 look N2 who did or did not confer a doctorate upon Dr. Johnson rather than malign the point with questions OR avoid inflammatory terms like “conspiracy theory,” which the FBI created N the 60’s 2 help invalidate a certain segments claims 2 their misdoings. It’s used the same way here when tangible information on Planned Parenthoods work against various communities of people is readily available.

    Dr. Johnson may or may not have the best plan going 2 educate young men of color but he’s definitely got a FAR better 1 than what is accepted by the populace right now. I would think such harsh criticism would B reserved for the present system that is misleading, miseducating and misusing them in a myriad of ways as they R largely prepared 4 a prison stay.

    While we may not all agree on the tactics that should B used in propelling our people we should all agree that something needs 2 B done. U don’t have 2 help those who R doing that work but U definitely shouldn’t impede them from doing it. That is what is being done in this emotionally tainted piece. Peace.

  • Chris R

    I am confused by this article. It presented conjecture with nothing backing up their point of views. If he isn’t a proponent for homosexuality how does that translate to his work for creating an all boys school? Is it specifically outlined in the curriculum? The better question would be how is the school going to address sexuality? Yet, the pitchforks and tourch bearers are on their way to condem something that can improve thw current situation of the black youth. If you want to take it a step further this is no different then the basis of Catholic school. They teach that souls are condemned to hell for homosexuality amongst other things. They have done so for centuries, even while contradicting their own teachings. I digress, this isn’t about who a person chooses to lay with. It is about an educational alternative for our youth which we so desperately need. They are trying to shift focus which they do so often. Lets not lose focus here. Also, you don’t need to be a principal, etc. to found a school. You need them to run it and maintain it. I consulted for an upstarted high school similar to this and the man that created it didn’t even have an official education background.

  • mbonnet

    MadameNoire I usually find your site informative but you’ve really turned me off with this. Dr. Johnson is a man of action and not just empty rhetoric unlike many of the so called leaders of today.

  • Mike Williams

    Let’s send more donations to Dr. Umar. He has a solution to help us move forward. I am with it. I don’t support homosexuality, I will not vote for anything that promotes it, however, i will not condemn either. We need to do what’s best for us at this time in history. We can benefit from this academy.

    • EqualityMeansEquality

      I wonder if during the days leading up to the civil war when the issue of freedom for African slaves was brought up if someone stated, “I don’t support black freedom, I will not vote for anything that promotes it, however, I will not condemn either. We need to do what’s best for us at this time in history.”

      I hope people understand, so many fields of science has proven time and again that homosexuality is NOT a choice…just as the color of your skin is NOT a choice.

  • Marty

    And this is how a black columnist gets noticed by white establisment papers like Washington Post, NY Times or even CNN. Have fun selling your soul Charing Ball, I hope someone does an investigative piece on your sham of a career…

  • Jambo

    I chose to read this article to receive a summary of Dr. Umar Johnson’s plan for an all black residential academy for boys, from a reputable news outlet. You successful cited Black Enterprise as an authority who has examined , approved, and honored his plan by featuring it in the Be Smart education section of their publication.

    However, you immediately begin to plant seeds of doubt by interjecting, “Dr. Johnson a SO CALLED noted psychologist.” This leaves the reader with feelings of uncertainty. Is Dr. Johnson a noted psychologist, has he successfully worked with black children in the Philadelphia public school system? or Should I expect to read a biased opinion summarizing his plan for an all boys academy? These are my personal thoughts as I begin to scroll down further into the article.

    You acknowledge briefly the plan is “seductive”. As a reader, my perception of this statement is: the plan is well thought out and looks like it can be accomplished. You go on to note That Dr. Umar Johnson’s plan to open an all black academy for boys is in fact “absolutely wonderful”.

    Now, I have looked passed the previous clues/indicators of bias, because this is a news publication and I expect you to deliver exactly what you say next. “However, (Here you are negating and planting the seed of doubt in the plan you just indicated is in fact “absolutely wonderful” – I continue to read) When you begin to peel back the flap (was it your intention to leave the reader with the perception you were referring to opening the flap of his business plan for the academy?) and delve into the pages…”

    As a reader, I was confused with the remainder of the article. You lead me to believe, a summary of your findings related to Dr. Umar Johnson’s plan for this academy was to follow. Instead I was subjected to your personal attacks on his ideologies, theories, and credentials. If you haven’t figured it out by now – I wanted to read about the facts related to the plan?

    Your research was well documented with links to the exact source. It would be advantageous if you could channel this energy to track and report on pedophiles, that leave very little clues about their personal beliefs and intentions when interacting or teaching our children. Consider hunting down and attacking individuals that use our tax dollars to pray on innocent children while in the care of various institutions of learning around these United States.

    I would like to see you publish articles that stay on task and deliver exactly what you leave me to believe you will report on. I question whether or not this is a reputable source for unbiased truth, that can stay focused on the plan.

    • Suzette Thompson

      OMG I LOVE UR RESPONSE!!! YES YES YES!!!!

    • Suzette Thompson

      can we be friends on facebook? ur awesome beyond articulate n way more accurate at what I was trying to say… I need this author to see your reply in real life.

    • Marty

      If he doesn’t have a PhD approved of by the white man in the author’s eye all of Umar’s years of psychology experience helping black boys is illegitimate.

  • Suzette Thompson

    Okay well I need to speak directly to the author of this article. For you to have the headline “it may not be a good idea to support Dr Umar” alone is disparaging. Please understand that if you can’t open an all black boys school then please don’t ruin this mans dream. It’s just like saying Dr. Ben Carson is not a great candidate to conduct brain surgeries because he said homosexuality is beastiality and unnatural. Dr. Umar Johnson is literally the only man willing to step up and help our boys in our community. Homosexuality is being forced upon us and for you to even write this article and make it seem as though its all in Dr. Umar’s head gives the readers the impression that homosexuality is more important than trying to fix an entire nation of black boys. To be honest I believe it begins with the women in our community but I will definitely support Dr. Umar. I have sent copies of this article to him and I hope he successfully gets this article taken down. The homosexual agenda IS REAL it is NOT imaginary. So please don’t write articles like this unless your willing to pick up where DR. Umar has left off and help us in this time of crisis. Yes it is a time of crisis for our community and it has been for decades. I am appalled how the entire nation cow tows to all homosexuals. They fight for rights they already have except for marriage and the life/health insurance issue but for real they are enforcing global acceptance of something on all of us that no one really even cares for. We have real issues… the gays are fine we don’t need to keep worrying about their hurt feelings if someone says something against them. No one cares about black people all over the world and here you are with the ability to reach thousands of blacks via this website and you put a brother down for his own personal beliefs. I can guarantee you he is not the only teacher, professor who has conservative, conspiracy beliefs but yet you tear down Dr. Umar before he even has a chance to stand up. WE NEED THIS!!! This school is the beginning of something new for our people here in this country. Haven’t you as a writer noticed all the crazy race induced murdering? Racist relations have gotten out of control as of late especially since a “black” man is in office. Whites cannot handle being told how to live by a black man even though he is mixed. Obama has been blamed for things that transpired before him even coming into office…. lets stay on topic since I don’t care for Obama for being the elites puppet. Anyways this article was done in bad taste and since you find Dr. Umar to be such a dispicable person for standing up for what he believes in and wanting to raise black men to be black men, please find a suitable candidate for which an all black childrens’ school centered on education and liberty can be opened.

    • Marty

      She’s trying to get on as a CNN contributor by riding the gay wave even if she doesn’t believe it.

    • christopher cager

      Very interesting, well thought out points being made Sister. Thanks!

  • thamizz

    Why don’t you judge them ignorant negroes that you play on your radio or when you are so called having a good time that are demeaning our community. So you must be ok with the current people who are educating these boys. Why would you point out a conversation that he had with women not men about how they are supposed to be loved by their men. Don’t you want your man to hold you, kiss you, and treat like you are the most precious thing in the world when he makes love you or maybe you like to be disrespected and thrown around every time you do.

  • Maranatha

    Seems this whole article is centered around putting Dr Johnson down because of his telling the truth about s’exual deviancy, not about what he has or has not done in the community.

    That doesn’t say anything about Dr. Johnson, that says a lot about the mentality of the writer of this article, however…

    The author’s brain went straight to “s’ex,” and all kinds of deviant bedroom behaviors, though Dr Johnson has said a LOT more than that that is absolutely correct about the Black community and about racism.

    He has said what needed to be said about racism, and through President Obama, the whole world now knows that Black people were NEVER paranoid, that we were just were afraid to talk about it in public…all the way to 2012.

    The truth is the truth, so leveraging his thoughts and talk about deviant s;exual behavior against Dr. Johnson’s history doesn’t lend any credence to this article, it just tells what someone is determined to obsess and fixate on, and that very kind of thinking and obsessive-compulsive behavior has, in fact, been at the root and heart of the destruction of the Black community from Day 1.

    Even in the television show “Scandal,” all the white guys did was take the Black woman off the Red Light District of Dallas and put her in the White House. Once again, Hollywood is owned by white guys who can’t get over their own beliefs about all a black woman is “good for” in their minds, even when she’s a high-falutin’ degreed advanced professional in her career ambitions. With all of their shows, all they do is take the pimp and “bad boy” off the streets and dress him up and throw him back into a “shaft-like” caricature of the past.

    And while I don’t agree with Dr. Johnson beating up on single Black women as parents, especially since he is the ‘maker’ of one himself, and while I don’t agree with his take on Planned Parenthood at all, this article is not proof that he is unfit to run a REAL BLACK MAN’s school for REAL Black men, and not the ones whose DSM-V diagnosis has been softened up to read “gender identity crisis.”

    What this article did is focus on the wrong reasons to target Dr. Johnson. If he is not “fit” to run this academy, you gotta have some better reasons than getting mad at him about what amounts to about 90-percent truth,

  • True

    His school will never be built. He’s been talking about it for YEARS! Still no test study done with a small group of children, no curriculum laid out, not even a damn website. All talk, no action…

    • Suzette Thompson

      Huh??? It takes money and it takes support do you really believe he is all talk???

    • Marty

      Koon mindset^^^^^^^

    • Wizedollars

      He’s got over half the money and still has time. By the way idiot the school is already built

  • K. Garcia

    How quickly the conversation on this thread has devolved. So a couple of points before I make my commentary. 1) I am Puerto Rican. 2) As a Latino who is often perceived as Black by others I have always been attuned to the issues in the Black community and in part have had the lived experience of Black men in NYC (No I cannot pass for White as many within my community can although they’re probably just as passionate about issues relative to the Black community; lest we forget that folks of a different race/ethnicity have been around since the beginning of the civil rights movement). 3) In my graduate work I am developing a program to increase the retention and graduation rates of Black and Latino men at a Predominantly White University in the Midwest. 4) I am a gay man.

    Now that that’s out of the way here is my take on this issue:

    I think that the gentleman slated to open that school has a great vision for lifting the community from the throws of poverty, lack of education, and an inability to successfully launch/own/operate Black business. His intent, as far as I can read it, is great in that he wants to contribute to the forward progress of the community. The intent, if I am correct because I don’t know what other intents he may have, is admirable and should be recognized as such.

    With that said, this article doesn’t question the vision for what should be accomplished but rather the individual who will lead that vision. It concerns me that a community, the Black community, that has known discrimination in the most inhumane of circumstances supports the discrimination of any other population. This man is clearly troubled with respect to his view on gender and sexuality. And let us be clear, every educator plays a role in how young men develop a strong gender and sexual identity. To place the lives of the next generation in the hands of someone whose views are as problematic as his is negligent. How about vetting someone to take the lead on this that has a more holistic understanding of student development? I would LOVE to see this school open but not at the expense of the little Black boy who doesn’t fit the gender norms of our society or whose sexuality doesn’t jive with socially accepted roles. Give the school a chance by making it better, by putting someone in the seat at the head of the table who is both capable and compassionate.

    I’ve seen some of this gentleman’s commentary and he is surely footed in dangerous ideology about gender and sexuality. And for those who believe that schooling has no impact on this, think again. Education and the environment in which it occurs directly impacts gender and sexual identity development.

    • Suzette Thompson

      NO…. instead of condemning this doctor for his beliefs why don’t we find pedophiles who harm children everyday. No we dont need to look for another candidate simply because there are none. There are plenty of bigoted racist craizes teaching our kids absolutely nothing all day and they get paid to do so. Let this man do wha no other man or woman can or is willing to do. The Homosexual agenda is a real agenda regardless of whether or not homosexuals feelings are hurt, this school needs to happen with Dr. Umar. No one else is willing to step up, no one else with any curriculum or any desire tro step up. Stop judging this man and judge the soceity in which he and all of us stand i.

      • K. Garcia

        Ms. Thompson, it is my sincerest hope that you aren’t equating homosexuality with pedophilia because if you are then there is a different dialogue that needs to be engaged. Now, I will challenge your statement that there are no other men or women (thank you for being gender inclusive) that are capable or willing to do this work. I am a gay man, my feelings are the least of my concern with respect to this school. I care most about the children who will be entering that space without the emotional intelligence to handle another oppressive heteronormative space. I am not judging the gentlemen seeking to open this school, I am holding him accountable for the contributions he makes which include his probelmatic and ill informed understanding of gender and sexuality.

        Young Black men need guidance that will provide them with a positive educational experience. That includes a holistic understanding of how they will develop their gender and sexual identity; it doesn’t happen in a bubble but rather concurrently. I love the idea of this school. I don’t want to see it not happen, which is what many seem to be confusing about my post. I would rather see it move forward with a more qualified candidate at its helm.

    • gn

      As someone who unequivocally supports your right to marriage and adoption, I have a lot of trouble understanding why children are being s*xualized and why people are arguing that it is appropriate to involve young kids in s*xual politics. Frankly, no child being taught at this future school needs to know what Dr. Johnson thinks of g*y s*x or rough s*x or any other mature topic. What you’re arguing is that the needs of children need to be placed to the side so that adults can bring the culture wars into the classroom. To me that just is wrongheaded. No little boy has a s*xuality for anyone to concern themselves with. Let kids be kids. If there are issues with Dr. Johnson, they need to be related to the topic under concern: children’s education, NOT adult s*xuality.

      (the asterisks are just because my comment was being caught in moderation)

      • K. Garcia

        I was wondering why the asterisks were being utilized and was going to ask for clarification, so thank you for that.

        To respond to your comment, it is naive to assume that children aren’t socialized to understand gender and sexuality at a very young age. For instance the association with blue for boys and pink for girls. The mistaken attribution of gender to sex. There is a difference between being a male and being a man. Children’s sexual identitiy development, it has been argued, begins even before they are born. To ignore the ideology of someone who enters the educational space with their bigoted/problematic stance is naive at best and negligent/harmful at worst. It’s a falsehood that children aren’t developing a gendered and sexual identity before they enter “adulthood.” At one point does this even begin if that is your logic?

        I find it fascinating that when it comes to the understanding of gender and sexuality we have a lot of “what ifs” but as many others have claimed here, were the head of this vision a bigoted racist, they would be unfit for the position. I only seek to call attention to the accountability that would be necessary to ensure this space did not become another heteronormative environment that retards that gender and sexual identity development of students who are indeed experiencing it.

        • gn

          I think that using certain words numerous times in one comment triggers the moderation system.

          But on topic, adults have issues navigating the maze of complexity surrounding sexuality. To try to bring this debate to prepubescent children is ridiculous and highly inappropriate behavior. Again, I have no issue with people disagreeing strongly with Dr. Johnson on social issues and (God forbid!) respectfully debating him and attempting to persuade him to view things differently. But the children’s classroom is not a laboratory for s*x debates. If something in his curriculum suggests that he intends to discuss his aversion to rough s*x and gay s*x with children, or his theories about homos*xuality with children, I will object to that just as strongly. It’s simply inappropriate, adult, mature subject matter. I have come to question why certain people are insisting on s*xualizing those who are far too immature for the issue. Let kids have their cartoons and use school to learn to read. Stop trying to spoil their innocence.

          • K. Garcia

            I don’t think you’re understanding what I’m saying and so I’ll do my best to better articulate my point. I don’t expect him to be discussing gender or sex in his coursework (unless he is teaching these young men about relationships, sex, etc). What I am most concerned about is the environment that he creates for young men who are exploring their identity. What I mean by this is the following: if these young men are living on the campus, what are policies and procedures in place that will affirm their development? what are the tenets of the institution? how will students who exhibit behavior that denies or marginalizes those that don’t ascribe to societal norms be dealt with?

            If he is going to create an academic environment that is meant to foster and develop Black men as productive members of society it MUST include attitudes and behavioral norms that don’t perpetuate the ills that already exist in the community of color or society at large.

            • gn

              I don’t expect him to be discussing gender or sex in his coursework

              Then that’s that. To me, that’s the limit to what’s reasonable in terms of any critique of Dr. Johnson from this vantage point. People who have absolutely no tolerance for culturally conservative African Americans really have no place in this convo IMO because that’s half of our community. The focus and commonality involves wanting black boys out of the school-to-prison pipeline, whether culturally liberal, conservative, moderate, none of the above, etc. With all due respect, litmus tests involving unrelated issues are a no-go.

              • K. Garcia

                Pardon me but please help me understand how an ideology of hatred/bigotry/marginalization differ from the systemic oppression that exists in other spaces? So you’re OK with elevating Black men to the highest levels of our society with attitudes and behavior that have the ability to implicate entire communities as invalid? That seems to be counter intuitive. That serves the purpose of further replicating an oppressive community, if that were the case we would make no argument against an all-white institution that espoused the subjugation of people of color all in the vain of creating an educated citizenry.

                • gn

                  So in other words, the half of the black community which is culturally conservative should be marginalized and not allowed to participate in educating black children. You’re writing a check which our community can’t afford to cash and again, with all due respect, people who have zero tolerance for black cultural conservatives add little but divisiveness to these discussions of how we can set those disagreements aside in order to work on what we do agree on: helping kids. If he were opening a school to “reprogram” gay men, I’d agree with you. But he’s doing nothing of the sort. Are you going to look up the views of every white school principal in the country and if they’re culturally conservative, argue that they must step down? Somehow I think not…

                  • K. Garcia

                    There is no place for a voice that divides the community. What point is there in fostering another generation that would divide a community based on gender and sexuality?

                    I’m
                    really tired of the community of color turning a blind eye to the plight
                    of the gay community of color. It never ceases to amaze me how a group
                    that continues to be marginalized finds comfort in further marginalizing
                    others. Then again, the weakest response to oppression is to exert your
                    privilege over those who don’t own privilege themselves.

                    • gn

                      Have you researched the cultural views of latino principals of majority latino schools, agitated against them online, and argued that they must step down and are not entitled to teach children? Just trying to see if you have imposed this bright line test on your own community, or just ours…I understand and actually have some sympathy for your sense of urgency. But unrelated causes cannot be allowed to hijack efforts to turn our community around. And I’ll save the debate about whether a majority white group is not privileged for another day.

                    • K. Garcia

                      The interesting aspect of your statement is that you claim the Latino community to be a separate entity than that of the Black community. Race and ethnicity are not one in the same. Afro-Latinos, Black-Latinos, etc. are among the men that will be served in these spaces. I live in Nebraska at the moment. Unless I disclose my heritage, I am perceived as Black. I would argue that I have a vested interest in this community effort because it will impact my children and peers. This is not an unrelated cause. And the Black community owns privilege when it comes to heteronormativity. There are different types of privilege. Intersecting identities is a thing.

                    • gn

                      But you didn’t answer my question though…do you research the cultural views of Latino principals and agitate online against those of them who are culturally conservative, arguing that they have no place educating kids?

                    • K. Garcia

                      Yes. Without respect for race I respond critically to any approach that has the ability to engender a bias that works towards inequity. Why would it be any different if a Latino principal/administrator/university president, etc? I hold all communities accountable for their inequity. Calling out the privilege of the White community isn’t the only work that needs to be done. The community of color owns privilege in other areas that must be challenged as well.

                    • gn

                      …right, thus an effort at black people pulling together to address a bona fide crisis (school-to-prison pipeline) will be subject to litmus tests by outsiders who will dictate to us who can and cannot participate in that solution for reasons which have nothing to do with that crisis. The sense of entitlement is out of the stratosphere. The likening of racial oppression to unrelated social issues is exploitative and manipulative. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is not your conversation to regulate. I’m not marching to a GLBT school and demanding that they teach pan-Africanism and inspecting every educational professional for alignment with my worldview (which is that the subject matter is way too mature for kids). People who try to impose their views on our community will find themselves very disappointed IMO.

                    • K. Garcia

                      Your excluding me from this discussion as someone who is an outsider is what is stunning. My lived experience provides me a serious amount of entitlement in this discussion. As a gay Latino male who is OFTEN perceived as Black which puts me in much of the same situations as my other perceived as Black peers gives much place within this discussion. And if you don’t think that gay Black men are part of the school-to-prison pipeline you’re living in a bubble. Lord knows how men young gay men of color are pushed into the prison pipeline because of a lack of support in educational spaces for their gender and sexual identities (I won’t talk about the damage that’s done by the socially conservative Black community). It is unreasonable to not consider these matters when vetting who should be training up the children of the next generation in educational spaces. And please note, the Black community is MY community too.

                    • gn

                      You are not black, your first comment acknowledged that your community is Latino and not black although you sympathize because you are darker. You are not entitled to regulate who can and cannot participate in solutions for black boys, much less call for the marginalization of half of our community because you are unable to tolerate disagreement on issues which have nothing to do with race. It is what it is, I don’t know what more to tell you. Have a nice Friday in any event. Thank you for the discussion.

                    • K. Garcia

                      I’m not entitled to regulate solutions but I’m asked to be considerate of their needs in my work? That’s hilarity defined.

                    • gn

                      I will never understand the need to control and regulate others so long as they’re not infringing on you, but whatever I guess. Two sides of the same coin with the far right. Fundamentalism.

    • Marty

      Do you know for a FACT that gay kids will be turned away from this school? I have seen no evidence of this.

      • K. Garcia

        No one is stating that gay children will be denied admittance to this school. Please let me know where I made that claim and I’ll gladly rescind the statement. I will stand by my statement that heteronormative spaces fail to provide students whose identity exist outside of that ideology with adequate educational and social support.

    • christopher cager

      Gender and sexuality is a complex issue that most aren’t able to discuss without getting upset. The hyper sexuality issue is another whole other topic for conversation.

      • K. Garcia

        It is challenging and uncomfortable. I will however not allow for people to become excited without a clear understanding of the issue. People of color are just as capable of understanding the problematic nature of this gentleman’s ideology as anyone else. If we want our community to thrive, we cannot blindly accept leadership just because someone comes from within our community. There are plenty more qualified and willing brothers and sisters in this world to lead this initiative.

    • Wizedollars

      If he is not discriminating against gay students then you should have no issue. But just like white Baptist universities in the South, this school will let you know they are not teaching a gay agenda and you have the choice to go elsewhere.

  • Me

    Wow black noir is a cover for a Benedict Arnold change your name please!!!!!! You don’t belong to is you are not for us!

  • DoinMe

    I disagree with this article. What does Dr. Johnson’s beliefs about homosexuality and women have to do with “preparing students for self-employment and entrepreneurship?” If there’s any group of people who needs to learn how to entrepreneurs is black boys so that they don’t have to beg folks for jobs, especially if they happen to have a criminal record. Unless Dr. Johnson has a history of child abuses, pedophilia, or anything criminal, I’m all for this school.

  • Wizedollars

    We need to do an investigative piece on who Charing Bell really is, and all other turncoats who try and down our positive brothers. Interestingly enough there is nothing on Google for this fraud of a jornalist. Smells like an agent….

    • Suzette Thompson

      EXACTLY!!!!

  • Jay

    So does Dr. Johnson have a doctorate or is he faking the title for recognition? This is questioned in the article but never answered..

    • Suzette Thompson

      He is an actual doctor

    • Marty

      Does he need a white man’s degree for your koon behind to accept him?

  • 2for5

    This article is pure garbage. Only a feminist/bed wench would write such an article. Not once do you ever mention what the actual curriculum will be about. Among the youtube video’s you found, there are also plenty where Dr. Umar talks about what types of things will be taught. In fact, he also talks about opening an all girl school at some point also. I hope you don’t consider yourself a journalist. You are a far bigger threat to black boys/men than Dr. Umar could ever be.

  • Christopher T.

    From your article your only complaint is that you don’t agree with his stance on homosexuality. Unfortunately not everyone agrees with the lifestyle. Dr. Umar has my support!

  • Richard Davis

    the writer is very content of black people educated and all working for white people. fact is less than 1/2% of black people own any type of business in this country of the USA and 70% of black people who have a job is in government. the illusion of inclusion will change after Obama when the out of work white privatizes the government change the jobs from black to white and black have nothing but what they produce. And that what Mr Johnson school will do. teach and trained young black men to become producer and maker of business in the way that our government not doing now. I see what white schooling is doing and it may help a black person and seperated that person form doing for the people, just themsleves. these young will learn to created and build for the survival of black people

  • Ray Mundo

    Please……i’m not even going to read this article. It’s clear they’re just against the progression of black people period, nothing more to discuss.

  • Don Willi

    Is anyone truly surprised that madamenoire would have an article like this? They take every chance they can get to bash people who’s views they don’t agree with. You may not agree with everything Dr. Johnson stands for, but to say that he shouldn’t have support to do something positive that many other black people with way more money and influence would never do, is ridiculous. But then again many of the articles on this site are ridiculous.

  • Gail

    This is a media/social outlet. Do not let this attempt to act as academic reading. This entire website is based on speculation and this is how they make much of their money doing so. I can not blame them for doing this however, as a reader I have to understand that an article with so much bias is not well written. The argument would have been much stronger if it shifted into an attempt to get the reader to look for more information regarding the future curriculum of this school. Then when this is found a followup piece may be created to future discuss if the curriculum is influenced by Dr. Umar Johnson’s somewhat possible extreme beliefs and teachings. Overall, as a reader this was disappointing as I am able to tell that the writer is not capable of producing a well-rounded or well written article.

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  • truthseeker

    Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State said in 1972 “Homosexuality could be used as a means of achieving EUGENICS”

    The Author of this work is clearly oblivious and working hand in hand with white supremacy to push a middle of the road position. WRONG..I am an African First and ANY EFFORT put forth by ANY ONE OF US to make a difference in this dichotomy should be applauded and supported

    • Suzette Thompson

      PREACH!

  • Kathleen199

    AMEN, AMEN, AMEN to Dr. Uma Johnson. I have been following him for about a year now and he makes so much sense it is almost frightening (but in a good way). We NEED this schooll for our young black boys and men and I support this 1000 percent. Now, how do I get this “swirl’ garbage off the edge of my computer? By the way, I am a Black woman.

  • solreavir

    If not Him then Who. YOU? HAVE YOU even made a move to adress the plight of Black boys and young black MEN without the the aid of mainstream politics? Yet wanna focus on stuff that takes away focus from black people instead of raising them up. I’m hoping other so called educated black folk are trying to follow suit. Maybe even get their own schools running. Hey maybe one for black girls how about that? I mean we got so many educated black women now are any of them prepared to go the extra mile and try a thing like this i’ll back that too. Reason for this school the real important reason is black economic and social empowerment in THIS society. So instead of teaching our boys to get education solely for the purpose of joining White OWNED institutions, not asking critical questions about certain behaviors being promoted to them. not being able to then falling into the traps. They are given spiritual and historical and practical foundations to want to rise from an antagonistic mocking, punishing and confusing environment. And develop a mindset to build one that at least serves as a counter balance to what the dominant society wishes to extol as virtues. Some that are questionable for the development of African peoples at best. Lets start us benefiting from our hard work for a change instead of using it as a bargining chip to always wanna get in. If we build it they will come to US and the rest will take care of itself.

  • berrygirl

    Going right from your wack azz article to Dr. Umar’s website to donate…I didn’t really like him before but after your genda dribble..I rather aline myself with him than you lady.

  • Awakened Goddess

    I agree with Dr. Umar on his views mentioned above. The fact that this author sees something wrong with his views has made me realize that this is not a website that I will continue to visit. There is nothing wrong with speaking against homosexuality especially when it is unnatural. You can not reproduced in a homosexual relationship. If your parents were, you wouldn’t be here. The fact is this brotha is trying to do something positive for the black community. Can we have something of our own for our own? What is wrong with preparing black boys to be self sufficient, prepared men? I applaud Dr. Umar for his efforts and I’m hoping he gets the funding and the school.

    • Suzette Thompson

      can i be ur friend on fb??? I need more like minded ppl

    • 1Val

      Yes, it is homosexuals who have undermined the black community.

      For it is homosexual males contributing to 72% of black households headed by single mothers. Right??? So thank you and Dr. Umar for enlightening the masses.

  • AlwaysBlossom

    This sums up the indoctrination of many of the Blacks who go to college and even the so called Black intellectuals, SOME, not all, but a lot:

    ‘The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.”

    Carter G. Woodson

    They (except me and some others) are no good to the Black community because they are indoctrinated to uphold White Supremacy.

  • Maggie

    Sorry Madamenoire, the benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to Dr. Umar’s teachings. Something needs to be done with our black boys. Stat!

  • Indy Syder

    Charing Ball’s life has to give the the inadequate existence of Elliot Rodger a run for it’s money. I’m going there now, and it’s going to be wicked. When Ball wakes up in the morning, is her life that vapid and futile? A drug addict wakes up and figures out where and how they will find their next hit. Ball, like an internet troll, has to concoct her next presentation of ignorance. When I saw the title and avatar, I knew instantly Charing Ball had written an odorous rubbish that’d stink up a landfill. Knowing and expecting to read poop that wouldn’t draw hungry horseflies, I just wanted to see just how far she lowered the bar. As sub-standard, the bar is rolling on the ground. Before continuing, her content and standpoint wasn’t going to be taken seriously, instead I wanted to see exactly how doltish one could be.

    Anyhow, this perspective is void of any credibility considering this was the person who wrote that there wasn’t such a thing as a misandrist. Reviewing this person’s history of columns reveals a regressive, feminist bigot who makes the Fox News Channel appear as a beacon of non-partisan and balanced journalism. Charing Ball’s writings does more to hurt black women than any Tommy Sotomayor video posted on YouTube. Ooh, did I just say that? That’s right, I went there. At least Sotomayor occasionally does a positive video on black women. Ball exudes bigotry and prejudice in her writings. I’m attacking her because she represents what many sour black feminists are about: Hypocrisy and prejudice. As quick as Brittney Cooper, Britni Danielle, and Charing Ball are trigger-happy to blubber about how black men are constantly victimizing black women and how black women are portrayed in the media, they exhibit the behavior that draws stereotypes that hurt black women. Negativity? Check! Nothing’s ever good enough for a black woman? Check! Even when an initiative – does My Brother’s Keeper come to mind (Oh yeah, Charing Ball had an issue with that as well and it’s NOT a coincidence) – is kicked off to assist black boys who could use the programs, the black feminists whimpering about them have an issue with the attempt. I wonder why. Worth nothing, Cooper and Danielle also wrote articles opposing My Brother’s Keeper as well. Again, this isn’t a coincidence. Just about any publication whose demographic are black women seemed to have an issue with MBK as well. Yet, these same black women in particular have a funky attitude when you identify them as bitter broads. They have the audacity to expect black men to have respect for them.

    Here’s a small tip black feminists, crying about black women and girls not getting respect and attention while dismissing and disrespecting the black men and boys you want to respect you ain’t helping your agenda. While black women have programs that are dedicated toward black girls and would include black boys, which is fine, if you don’t want any part of helping black men and boys, stay the heII out of the way. You’ll be more useful. What Charing Ball and those like 1Val are doing mirrors what a troll who frequents Stormfront would do. What’s twisted about that? Even those imbeciles aren’t as bad as these black feminist lowlives, what does this tell us?

    This article deserves no credibility whatsoever. The author addressing about a school for black boys should be as trusted as Robert Copeland (the creep white sheriff in New Hampshire) providing protection for President Obama. While the usual black feminist imbeciles are on here agreeing with this nonsense, it’s dynamic to see that other black women aren’t going along with Ball’s ignorance. Thank goodness for the black women who refuse to align themselves with prejudice and bitterness. No, real black women don’t have to agree with the black man in totality. True black women just don’t fall for BS, which is contained in this bullcrap.

    • 1Val

      Why Indy, you are making me blush! But honestly sir, you must stop fawning over my posts and following me around blogs. After all, I’m a happily married woman for heaven’s sake. Goodness gracious!!!! Bless your heart!!!

      • Indy Syder

        Okay, you’re trolling.

        • 1Val

          Indy, I see you. You can’t stop mentioning my name even when you aren’t addressing my posts. Its okay that I stimulate you. lol. Look at you pitching a hissy fit because I a black feminist statements offends you. You need to check yourself to ascertain why that is the case. For I assure you that my stances will not change because you and your ilk take offense to them.

    • AlwaysBlossom

      ‘ …this was the person who wrote that there wasn’t such a thing as a misandrist.’ NOOOO, she did NOT say this? smh @ these educated fools.

  • AlwaysBlossom

    Pan-Africanism = No homosexuality, end of discussion. If you prefer traditional families, this school is for your child; it’s not only an educational center, BUT it is also an institution to REBUILD Black communities. He will also be opening a school for the girls. We actually appreciate the exposure! Also, if you don’t know what misogyny actually is CHARING BELL, don’t use it. This is feminism talking, feminism doesn’t mesh well with men; these women are usually misandrists but mesh well with White Supremacy and don’t even know it.

    • 1Val

      Dr. Umar supports polygamy. So how does a traditional family work in that context?

      • AlwaysBlossom

        Technically, that’s a common traditional family, however, he will not be discussing marriage, or polyamorous so to speak types of relationships. From what I can tell, Dr. Umar is actually considering a non-polygamy relationship at this point in his life. He will be discussing the science of males and the science of females. The study of these two sexes within the context of the Black community, not marriage. However he advocates the trinity, male, female, child.

  • bubba

    Hey, if you don’t like it don’t support the school, I gonna support it. If you are raising a young homosexual black boy or know someone who is, don’t refer or send him to Brother Umar Johnson’s school. This is an open and shut case nothing to debate about.

  • The Dude

    How about we just take this article down or re-write it to have a more positive effect? The article, in my and obviously others’ opinion, is not very uplifting nor does it inspire us in any way. Bashing someone who has a reputation of being well educated on important matters, only holds us back. We need all the forward progress we can get. Reading the majority of the comments about this piece should tell you that you have agitated the very people who support you and this site. Conflict with us is conflict within yourself. Think about it. What has happened to you, in your past, that you would try to tarnish someones reputation? What is to fear of someone at least trying to do something more positive than what we currently see in the streets, on television, or are entertained from on the air waves? I’m not a saint and sometimes have biased opinions about “us”, but writing something of this magnitude should have been kept in the “personal” archives.

    • bubba

      Man look around this website.

  • Love You Too

    I love the internet activist! Entertaining! I support Dr. Umar’s efforts. He chooses to make his beliefs known. I sure we all have beliefs that may not be popular with the masses.So damn what! If the parents don’t agree with him, don’t send your children! Simple as that! I bet everything I own that there will be a waiting list from Philly to LA! Notice how it’s always women who come after brothers who try to do something positive. It’s funny how Christianity has preached against homosexuality since the beginning of it’s existence but yet these Christian, God fearing women, now except it. Funny how that works.

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      They need to be going after the Churches then. Oh wait, the Churches are paid by the Faith Based Initiative to keep us dumb deaf and blind. They want to nip The PanAfrican Business community in the bud before we can even get us off the ground. The more of us praying to Jesus as predator priests take advantage of us sexually and rob us blind the better for racists and bed wench sites that aid them like madame noire.

    • The Dude

      Good point on Christianity!

  • NTRU

    Whom ever wrote this article is a fine example of why the oppressors were able to enslave our race. Because some of Our own helped them… Well not this time. You Sellouts Shall perish. Umar You Are Ordained for this Work. The Ancestors Have Your Back. Yea You got This. Hotep & Ase.

  • Illmatical

    1. He wants to create a learning facility for heterosexual males. Is this wrong? He provided an academic view on homosexuality; this does not make him homophobic.

    (Many of his views on sexuality are share by Dr. Frances Welsing)

    2. How is he a misogynist? Again, he provided an academic perspective on African American sexuality.

    Dr. Johnson doesn’t hate homosexuals, but like female Dr. Welsing, he has and is entitled to his views on how it has effected the African American community at large.

    He’s not a misogynist, nor is the author of this article a “female bed wench.” I support equality for women, but it seems as though whenever a man (regardless of color) mentions the differences between the two, he’s labeled as a “misogynist.

    Name calling is an act of invention. Brother James Baldwin eloquently described the act of invention, in his essay Notes of a Native Son; individuals use invention and not facts, because it supports their hatred and fears.

    Grabbing selected quotes from Dr. Johnson, attempting to discredit his educational background and name calling are acts of invention. She’s invented the new Dr. Umar Johnson: A homophobic, misogynist with fraudulent credentials.

    There shouldn’t be anyone within the African American community who does not support Dr. Johnson’s plan. If you can’t do so monetarily, that’s fine, but why oppose an educational institute for young African men? Young men who can successfully contribute to their communities, families and the country that they live in.

    3. More than anything, this author and Madam Noire have provided Dr. Johnson with the type of publicity that he needed.

    Thank You

  • Danybx818

    So he shouldn’t have a school because of his views on gays .. Never mind all the great ideas he has… Never mind this would be good for black boys in general but because he doesn’t agree with homosexuality .. There’s something wrong ? There are many schools that aren’t open to enrolling children of color but I don’t see any op ed on that .. Just like black people to tear other black people down… You have losted a reader …

  • PJ Hummingbird

    Please send your Checks-Money Orders
    Payable To:
    “FDMG Academy”
    c/o Dr. Umar Johnson
    P.O. Box 6872 Philadelphia, PA 19132

  • Wa Mu

    So it sounds like those who are against this school would feel better if the ‘perfect person’ were doing it, or is it just his views/beliefs about homosexuality and sex? Somebody PLEASE provide a clear explanation for your objection to this effort that’s DEFINITELY NEEDED in our communities across this nation.

    If someone decided to open an all male school for homosexuals I would care less and wouldn’t waste a minute opposing it. Now my son WOULD NOT attend (Lol!) but maybe that’s just me & my opinion.

    My point Fam is that we have to open our breast and be more tolerant of all the differences in our society, whether we agree or not this is the world we live in, Peace!

    • Imhotep Kemet

      Peace Wa Mu, very well said!

  • fifi

    I totally agree with him. I hope he can come up with the funding for his school. As far as homosexuality, the Bible doesn’t agree with it. God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Please read Genesis people!!!!! For the comment in reference to Black Women wanting to be treated aggressively in bed, I agree that women that expect a man to perform harshly, aggressively, pulling and grabbing them deploys who they are as human beings. If a woman can’t have self respect for herself who will. If you allow a man to do this playfully, who knows what to expect seriously. I know being a black woman I would never allow a man to do those things to me playfully because you never know if its going to be done intentionally one day and hurting you in the long run mentally. Mental illness is on the rise especially for African Americans. 1 out of every 100 are suffering from mental illness.

  • Every time I’m on here its always some demonization of Black Men going on. And this is precisely why brother Umar is opening the school.

  • This article has made me want to donate even quicker.. and from the looks of the comments, this article isn’t doing what was expected. UMAR YES BROTHER YOU WILL BE GETTING MY LITTLE DONATION, I REALLY WISHED YOU SET UP A PAYPAL BUT IT’S COMING.

  • blackreality

    Charing Ball is just another Negro Bed Wench of the week trying to sabotage the Black community in an effort to please white daddy. She is just another disgruntled stud with anger issues and white massa fantasies..Nothing to see here

  • PJ Hummingbird

    The “journalist” who wrote this article must have only sought out what could be construed as negative material. There are many deeper rooted issues facing our children than sexual confusion. We are in essence displaced Africans because our culture is on the brink of being lost forever. Dr. Umar is to be praised for his works and support needs to spread like wildfire throughout the black community. It made me proud to view the reader’s comments, as it shows how so many support this brother’s efforts! He will attain his goal, we will continue to support him, and will uplift one another through the success of our children!

  • bigboss400

    The strength of any community relies on it’s MEN and when you have males who are no longer men and no longer be head of household any race can do whatever they want with that neighborhood. It’s great to see an all male school because they are throwing out or doping up Black males right and left in the Public school system. I wouldn’t dare entrust my son to these closet White Supremest Female teachers who watch FOX Tnews and have hidden hate toward your son or those Black Feminist back to the motherland headwrap sisters who co-sign putting your male in special needs classes, or doping them up (which if you stop giving them the drug will get you locked up for child neglect)

    Today’s Black Feminist who wrote articles like this are really making Margaret Sanger proud.

    “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service
    backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational
    approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to
    go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is
    the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more
    rebellious members.”

    — Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts.
    Original source: Sophia Smith Collection,
    Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda
    Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in
    America . New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

    “Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying … demonstrates
    our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism … [Philanthropists] encourage
    the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of
    unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I
    think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of
    decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the
    future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree
    dominant … We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an
    ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should
    have been born at all.”

    — Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922. Chapter on “The Cruelty of
    Charity,” pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library Edition.

    “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and
    thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.

    “I think you must agree … that the campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic
    value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics

    … Birth control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the eugenic
    educator.

    “As an advocate of birth control I wish … to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit,’ admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble- minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation.

    “On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the
    over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.”

    — Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth
    Control Review , October 1921, page 5.

    “Give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of
    segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.”

    — Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review .

    “The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.”

    — Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will
    Do. The Proceedings of the First American Birth Control Conference . Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control Review , Gothic Press, pages 172and 174.

    “In passing, we should here recognize the difficulties presented by the idea of ‘fit’ and ‘unfit.’ Who is to decide this question? The grosser, the more obvious, the undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind. But among the writings of the representative Eugenists [sic], one cannot ignore the distinct middle-class bias that prevails.”

    — Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. “Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?”
    Family Planning Perspectives , January-February 1985, page 44.

    “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

    — Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control . New York: New York Publishing
    Company, 1922. Page 12.

    “There is only one reply to a request for a higher birthrate among the intelligent, and that is to ask the government to first take the burden of the insane and feeble-minded from your back. [Mandatory] sterilization for these is the answer.”

    — Margaret Sanger, October 1926 Birth Control Review .

    “[Slavs, Latin, and Hebrew immigrants are] human weeds … a deadweight of human waste
    … [Blacks, soldiers, and Jews are a] menace to the race.”

    “Eugenic
    sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent Multiplication of this bad
    stock.”

    — Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review .

    “[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children …
    [Women must have the right] to live … to love … to be lazy … to be an unmarried mother … to create … to destroy… The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order… The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

    — Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel , Volume I, Number 1.Reprinted in Woman and the New Race . New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922

  • Indy Syder

    #ScrewBlackFeminists

  • Fresh87

    I’m going to support this brotha,and any other black person (man or woman) that’s trying to uplift our people as an whole! I wonder what the people that own this site are doing to uplift black men,or black women? Oh, I know helping to feminize black men,while telling black women to stop dating black men,and to interracial date,hence them promoting this “Swirl” mess in the background. Why is it whenever a black person that’s trying to help black folks from an grass roots approach,certain “black folks” always pop out the woodwork’s,and try their best to tear them down! With all these Public School shutting down left & right,ya’ll actually have the nerve to tear this brotha down who has the “credentials” and has history of working with in the school system? How dare you! We all know this “site” is backed by wytes,so of course you’re going to write bs stuff like this to please your massa! You can’t stop the inevitable,Dr. Umar school will open,and others will follow suite. A shift is in the air,and slowly black people are waking up,and I know it kill you to see black folks working/supporting each other with out the help of wyte folks!

    • Fresh87

      Oh yea,and I just donated $100.00 with more to come. Thank you! This article has done nothing but made me more eager to support Dr. Umar Johnson,and to see this school come in to full fruition.

  • LOVEMYPEOPLE

    What many Africans (Blacks) need to understand is that our biggest enemy will always be our own people. Brilliant minds do not need a PHD to prove anything to you irrelevant people that are still stuck in the matrix. Albert Einstein is a perfect example. What PHD did he hold? Everything starts within the mind. Umar has a brilliant idea. He is working effortlessly to rebuild who we once were as a people. He is edifying the lives of his people while many of us are still slaves to a system that does not care about US. The author of this article should just simply mind her own business and be gone with her repugnance and negativity. I pray the visionaries and true leaders continue to work and shun all negativity. The work must continue. #RBG #RISEUPAFRICANS #SUPPORTDR.UMAR

    • Imhotep Kemet

      More power to you nate! Your answers are most brilliant, and impossible to be refuted!

  • davynian

    OK… Now where is are your articles on all those white schools opened and ran by people with the exact thought on human sexuality…? What about all the catholic schools and christian schools (which are also full of sexual abuse)? Where were all these articles for those schools being opened up? This is sabotage… Pure and simple. Can’t even wait and see if it’ll work, you would rather nothing be done at all right. This myopic obtuse spurious article full of enough bullshit to supply the agricultural program that brother Umar wants in his school. Meanwhile, instead of telling your commenters why your hating; you try to cast shade on them about doing something that should be a routine, almost knee jerk like supporting your own people. Instead of providing alternatives you just advocate non action (by implication). All the while ignoring several other examples of the very same detracting qualities your so vehemently against in brother Umar. That’s quite telling… If not blatantly hypocritical. #IJS

  • rainbow

    whatever. his opinions are his opinions but there are far worse people out there who own schools that black people are attending. I say, let him open the school

  • BIGGWIGG

    i am definitely donating NOW!!!!! all my money f u Madame NOIRE…..

  • N.W.A. ☪

    i just found some money. can somebody send me the link on how to shoot Dr Umar some money please.

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      Its https:// www. drumarjohnsonschool,com

      • N.W.A. ☪

        gracious por favor.

        • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

          You just said “Thank you please” in Spanish and mispelled it at that.
          Like I said, I wish that we could have had Pan-African boarding schools growing up. Then we would have more than European cultural references and confusion. We could actually pass domething down to our kids!

          • KeepingItReal

            Really…dude??? Nothing to uplift…only to criticize??? Farreal??? It doesn’t matter…..

            • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

              Would you rather me say nothing as people laugh at us failing in their culture? I made a rather good point. And people do laugh behind our backs. That is why we need this African academy. I have no group economy due to miseducation so I’m not going to criticize. All respect due. Peace.

              • KeepingItReal

                What people?? Dude…no disrespect…but if you are African American…what white people think about you should NEVER be a concern. Only be concerned with actions against you. White men and white women have NO credibility. I have NO DESIRE to be a part of white culture. White culture is synonymous with rape, mur3er, pedophilia, incest, drug addiction and every other kind of perversion. Free yourself from the psychological manipulation and see them for who they truly are…NOT what they (falsely) proclaim to be.

          • N.W.A. ☪

            learn how to read jokes chump.

  • Wizedollars

    Charing Ball has ZERO pictures on a Google search in 2014, definitely an agent

    • N.W.A. ☪

      her picture is all over google and twitter. quit playing that game white man.

  • LoneStar

    Why didn’t Oprah have this much backlash when she started a school in South Africa? Dr. Umar is trying help black Boys here in the Amerikkka & he gets this much opposition? Who is our real enemy?

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    Is Charing Bell going to report on the 300,000 Detroiters, no doubt mostly Black people and black females, that are going to be deported for WATER BILLS? Nope. Because all this so-called “Black” media hates the majority of American African women too. Wont lift a finger to help their sisters as they are crushed by the miseducation system and broken home system.

  • KeepingItReal

    Black people….if you want to understand how truly important education is….look at the number of comments on this site and how some are trying SO HARD to dissuade any type of educational progress with black children. Mayn…topics on MN rarely get more than 30 comments…this topic 300+. This let’s us know how important education is to all black people. If this topic was discussing something harmful to black people…there would be very little push back from the “haters”.

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      Its only one (probably white) person really “1Val”. Only white people that care about black people trying to ReAfricanize is racists like Donald Sterling (Democrat) or Mark Cuban (independent) or Rush Limbaugh (Republican).
      Because once you start including yourself as an African your whole world view changes and you stop being a “minority”. You become 1 billion strong.

    • N.W.A. ☪

      whats MN?

      • KeepingItReal

        MN = Madame Noire

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    The first step on the plantation was to de-Africanise the African, tell them they came from not castles but jungles and bushes. And tell them it was Not Africans, Asians, Native Americans, Europeans but “white vs Black” with “Black” people learning everything white people learned but never being able to own the number one spot in “white culture” and having none of their own African culture to fall back on and communicate and love each other in. One word for “Black” in African culture is “oji”. That also is the word for that culture’s “holy seed”. Black=Holy seed in Igbo Africans. THAT is why Negropeans and “white” supremacists hate Africa. “White” supremacy would fall apart if schools like this started popping up world wide.

  • Wizedollars

    Lot of agents working for Madame, but black folks aren’t falling for it this time like we did in the 70’s…..

  • Wizedollars

    This is a digusting, self-serving and misleading article that I have ever read. I’m going to donate even more now. Keep up the good work aiding white supremacy M.N……

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    Self-hating Africans like this author and site are why the great ancestor Harriet Tubman needed to carry a fully loaded Winchestor. Negropeans are willing to sell out every person in the world for a milk a biscuit and a nice place to sleep. Instead of struggling and working together to build empires like our ancestors wanted.

  • Ezra Taylor

    I’m going to donate $100.00 to Dr Johnson. That’s what i think.

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    Sisters its quite ironic that the background of this post is a Black man on his knees kissing the stomach of a pregnant white woman. Thats what Madame Noire advocates is what black boys and girls need. Brothel Madame Noire cultivates ghetto/plantation/whorehouse culture and is repulsed by African education and getting back to our roots.
    Because when we do that, we as “Blacks” become Africans and start getting international respect and business connections like Jews, Asians, Arabs. Its African Time. Plantation time is over. We’re building schools and an economy and locking the Negropeans out. Ghetto trash, madamenoire, black gender baiting rags, anti-African propaganda must die. We are conscious and we are ready to have our own cultural edifices that we built. Schools. Restaurants. And yes our own Language(s) to pass down to kids.

  • Maurice D Muhammad

    I don’t agree with everything Dr Umar says but I agree with enough to know that he is correct about building a school for our boys. He is correct to not allow homosexuals near our children. We have more than enough thing to agree with. Now we need to go behind close doors and talk as a family and agree on what must be taught…..Truth has come to you~

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      We already agreed on what needs to be taught. There are more than enough African Muslims and African Christians and African Hebrews to get together and build. But they never do. Because that religious stuff escapes from the fact religion condoned slavery and mistreatment of others. And also that when you get seen on the street you are seen as a Black person and your birthright is the richest continent and cultures on the planet. African. This is the African empowerment table. If you want to be a smaller group of Black + religion then fine. But our religion is African group economic empowerment that way we have 1 billion potential business partners that are all Black.

      • Maurice D Muhammad

        The only person brought up religion is you….. I didn’t mention religion and I don’t think he talked about it either so why are you? Keep it simple and true..Truth has come to you~

        • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

          Okay I made an assumption based on your profile pic. I’ve seen a video where a lot of people from the “Conscious” and “religious” community ignored this fundraiser for 1 petty reason or another. My apologies. But to be fair the curriculums are stated already. Military/Politics science, business/economic science, African spiritual science, history, self-love, African domestic economics etc.

          • Maurice D Muhammad

            It’s cool beloved we are in unity and I support the subject that will be taught! Now let’s build!!

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    And another thing. After this academy there was going to be an all female academy to raise little girls to be business queens, you know own some property to back up their queen title?
    The author probably knew that, but as always the bourgie plantation brothel Madame wants to sell out her African sisters so she can move up in the racist plantation system! Shame on you! The black boys and girls academies will go on! Our ancestors were kidnapped, violated and bled for the day we could open schools and build things like this. We jumped off slaveships trying to swim to Africa, now we can build our own little Piece of Africa here and you want to sabotage the future of black girls and boys? I dont care how messed up your life was, everyone has suffered. So how dare you sell us out Charing? Have fun with your bourgie “Black but not African” social circles and this rag, because we know how much bourgie negropeans love sticking together.

  • love113

    I support Dr. Umar Johnson’s school because he has a plan that’s better than the public school system in which too many of our young urban black boys are dropping out of everyday. I’ve witnessed through gentrification of Washington DC, there are an influx of white teachers replacing black teachers, mostly female, and the boys are not getting the most out of the education which leads to them withdrawing and leads them to crime or begging in order to pass the time and/or to provide money. If race doesn’t matter, let’s see predominately white communities accept a 60% plus influx of black teachers into their community schools and if gender doesn’t matter, then since 70% of black households only have mothers and no father’s, why are conditions in the black community worsening? If boys are deprived of masculine energy in their lives, of course that’s a problem. How can a community progress independently if there’s gender confusion where there are males acting like females and females acting like males but in every other culture and race, the men and women play their part and traditional roles; it’s no wonder we’re viewed at the bottom. We, as black people, are so far divided and away from our original essence, that out culture is in danger of extinction. Thanks to the few black-black people, like Dr. Umar, who is attempting to restore some pride into our boys who need it more than ever, now that law enforcement target black boys more than ever to fulfill the prisons. The dominant society’s men didn’t discuss with their women, what territory or people they would conquer, they just did it and the women followed. Black women are the only women in the world who are in charge of their culture’s/race’s community, by the statistics. If you think men aren’t important and women can do it alone, just take a look at the perceived images of the black american community.

  • Moshe

    Very disappointed in you Charing, and you call yourself a journalist or writer or whatever you’re supposed to be. Research the claims you made against Umar yourself before you write your obviously biased and lopsided composition.

  • Yuba_Tamazgha

    Shame on you Madme Noire. You know damn well what you are doing. If the internet was present during the 60’s civil rights movement, you would be the sell-out media to promote the propaganda of Martin Luther King Jr. being a wife cheater to slander his image, or complain about how Malcolm X is too violent for the black community when all he ever done was arm Black men to protect their wives and daughters from getting raped and abused!!!

  • 4ArthurDent

    After reading this “article” I am going to contribute more to Dr. Umar.

  • Gavin Bourne

    I’m all for it…. I had the opportunity to meet and speak to him during his speaking engagements and he is very sincere and commitment to the black community. He is also creating the academy for girls as well.

  • waterlily626

    By far the worse piece of journalism in the history of journalism! Shame on Charring Bell and Madame Noire for this trash and filth! I will never come back to this site!

  • I wonder who Madame Noire thinks would be a better alternative to build a school for our Black boys.

    Oh, wait. They don’t have any. {{-_-}}

  • Rob base

    If this is what passes for ‘journalism’ at Madam Norie then your shelf life will be terminally short. I defend though your right to express your opinion and I hope you defend mine when I say that I will not be visiting this site again.

  • Odimir Stadard

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You are to speak out against this man because he does NOT agree with homosexuality? What is wrong with you! Teaching young black males to OWN something is ALWAYS a good thing! Teaching young black boys to grow up and be MEN is ALWAYS a good thing!. You CANNOT be a MAN and be a practicing homosexual. Sorry!

  • Michael Davis

    Its funny reading these comments! Dr. Umar Johnson has more Black female followers than Black male ones! Sistas are tired of these “Black Feminist” going around backing homosexual ideology and repeating tired ol’ White Feminist talking points!

    • N.W.A. ☪

      you right. have you seen his fb page. them ladies love my brutha.

  • Michael Davis

    His beliefs on homosexuality and gender is EXACTLY the reason Dr. Umar Johnson is needed. Black Feminism and Homosexuals are destroying our young Black boys! So glad that Dr. Johnson is more popular than this “news site”! You are on the wrong side of history!

    • KeepingItReal

      10000% agree.

  • minstrelmikell

    Black people please don’t be duped into arguments with the white supremist and black people supporting white supremacy on the article. All they’re doing is throwing smoke screens instead talking about the real issue. Some people rather fit in than make real change.

    • Willa Reynolds

      Way to many real concious sites. I’m de-friending Madame Noire immediately just for allowing this article. Good-bye.

  • OwwwonDEE

    If there were as many blacks concerned with building communities as there are on this site bashing Dr. Umar Johnson, the world would be a better place! Dr. Umar is not patriarchal. A black man stands tall as the head of anything and watch people get offended!!! If you haven’t noticed there aren’t many black men leading our communities. In our communities, women do it all, women have all of the control, and look what has become of us…

    I believe “the best leaders are good followers of great leaders.” Women, we are great leaders but why can’t we support and help our men and stop blaming male pride and ego for our problems? Because what I “hear” is a lot of pride and ego coming from the women who are afraid to let down generations worth of guards. Yes, an enemy took us all. No, our men could not protect us. But there are so many black men TRYING (like Dr. Umar )and getting torn down by bitter black people.

    Women will survive. No doubt. Why not let men provide, protect, and lead? IJS, we’ve been without MEN for too long. Our children, our communities, our condition is evidence of it.

    All in all, we need one IDEA, one plan, and to stick to it. Let’s stick to something and make it OURS, for a change.

    • KeepingItReal

      I agree with much of what you are saying. But…don’t be fooled…some of the people trying to tear down Dr. Umar Johnson aren’t black…they are BITTER WHITE PEOPLE…just saying…..

      • OwwwonDEE

        This is so true. But bitter white people don’t phase or concern me. See my campaign for the reestablishment of the black family, for black unity is one where whites opinions are obsolete.

        • KeepingItReal

          I wholeheartedly agree. But…I have learned…over the years…blacks need to be VOCAL in speaking out against white racists tactics…however absurd…because…if no one speaks out…people may actually begin to believe the B.S. So…that’s why I don’t “ignore” them…just to make sure the message of black empowerment is very clear.

          • OwwwonDEE

            That is one way to see it. Here is another. People are going to say whatever they want to say. We can waste “bullets” (we don’t have) shooting down comments or we can discuss our issues, come up with a plan, and work to improve our condition. Let’s get our resources together before starting a war. Great response.

  • Anti-Stupid

    So first President Obama’s program ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ comes under fire for trying to address the extremely unique challenges of Black and Brown boys, and now Dr. Umar, an unapologetically African brother who cares deeply about his community and his people seeks to create a school for black boys and now he too is attacked for it??? Am I the only one seeing a concerted effort of behalf of some to hamstring our boys and anyone who tries to throw them a lifeline? They are in desperate need of a safe place and need to be removed from the School to Prison pipeline that IS public education in nearly every city black people live in. This Brother aspires to teach them about Black History before all others and how to love being black and you find a way to tear that down??? ARE YOU SERIOUS!?!?!?!?!? I don’t care about his feelings about hetero-homo sexual theory. I’m sure the many high school and college professors we’ve all had throughout our lives didn’t all share our thoughts on sexuality among other topics, and no one cared then. Could you do the work? That’s what mattered. If you haven’t figure out by now that as a whole, public education is failing black boys, then you are either blind, intentionally ignorant about it, or are an agent working to keep it going. There has been multiple studies proving direct correlation between the treatment of black boys receive in public schools and the increased likelihood of them ending up in the for profit prison industrial complex and a brother from the people steps up to the plate and attempts to offer an alternative and YOU find a way to talk negatively about that in and smear those efforts? And you wonder why ‘we’, and I use that word as loosely as possible, continue to struggle? Slavery and Jim Crow really did a number on the psychology of some ‘black’ people, again, another word I’m using loosely… My fiancé and I were on the fence about sending money to Dr. Umar, for financial reasons, but YOU madamenoire just made up her mind for her, and my mind for me. We are sending all that we can afford to now. You prove there is merit to the cautionary tale of the Black Person receiving a really good European education, only. Thank you.

  • KeepingItReal

    People…DON”T ASSUME THE AUTHOR OF THIS STORY IS BLACK. I would bet he/she is NOT black…just saying……

    • N.W.A. ☪

      she black but i seen sumn that say the show is funded by whites

  • KeepingItReal

    Dr. Umar Johnson…this is a GREAT idea!!!! Truth be told…blacks received a better quality education during segregation than they received while integrated. The teachers cared about black students and PUSHED black students towards excellence. Today, in “integrated schools”…white teachers (as they are getting rid of many QUALIFIED black teachers) see black children merely as future prison inmates or future welfare recipients…and that’s how they treat black students…unless they are EXCEPTIONAL. Well…most students…of ANY race…aren’t exceptional. Also, white teachers have NO PROBLEM se3ually assaulting black children…or claiming they have ADHD and drugging them. People forget…many black greats…like Ida B. Wells, Marcus Garvey, Booker T. Washington, MLK Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston…and COUNTLESS OTHERS…were educated in SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. Too many black people can’t recognize the treasures within our own communities and within US. These treasures need to be maintained and encouraged…and that can ONLY come from the segregation of schools.

    • 1Val

      How convenient a white person advocating for segregated schools! lol. While black tax dollars fund public schools and pay educators salary. So blacks will help finance public schools they are to voluntarily leave while financing their separate but equal school. gtfofwtbs!

      • Prince Cinque

        Sorry, but you’re going to have to do better than suggesting that a segregated school is a bad thing simply because it’s segregated. Social groups are segregated – always have been. In fact, it follows that you cannot have the best interests of ‘Black’ children at heart, because you’re expressing opposition to something that is the most effective approach, according to all the evidence, whereas there is no evidence to support that integrated schools work, because there is no integrated schools (most properly). There’s only an ongoing experiment of trying to integrate schools through desegregation. So, of course, since you have no sound argument to support the continuation of this failing experiment, you invoke an ad hominem attack – suggesting that segregated schools are necessarily bad, merely because ‘White’ people have been known to support that concept. Well, unfortunately, for your position, all social groups on this planet – except those who benefit from the exploitation of Blacks – are in support of segregated schools.

        • 1Val

          Sorry you are going to have do better than scapegoating integration for under performing black students. I could care less about social groups. My tax dollars are not funding social groups but they are financing public school system. The best interest of black children is having two responsible parents nurturing and providing for their children. You can speak for yourself because I am black and know black people who do not believe in segregated schools. So get off your shiftless behind and parent your children regardless of the color of their school environment.

          • KeepingItReal

            Lol…You are NOT black…..

            • 1Val

              Is that all you got?

          • Prince Cinque

            You mean the desire for ‘integration’. You don’t have any integration. That is an actual fact, which you can offer no evidence to refute. Therefore, it’s not possible that I’m scapegoating integration. Your claim is akin to suggesting that I’m scapegoating purple unicorns. Thus, as it goes, from one falsehood, the remaining argument and conclusion is null and void. You’ll have to do better than Greco-Roman sophistry.

            • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

              Was it Arkansas that stopped their integration campaign last year? Or was it Mississippi? Either way Special Ed was meant to segregate classes, put boys on drugs, and then ship them to prison when theyre too dumb because they were doped up and in a class for mentally disabled people.

            • 1Val

              Prince who removed your testicles?

              • Prince Cinque

                Aaah, the White Supremacist obsession with Black male genitalia. ‘Interesting’…

    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

      Actually most Schools around the U.S. are already segregated due to neighborhoods being based on income inequality. So its black teachers and parents failing black kids. Dr. Umar wants a boarding school where he can teach knowledge of self and how to own your community to stop gentrification and ignorant consumership that is leaving American-Africans nothing but ghettos. This is exciting. We could set the model for Africans worldwide and maybe travel abroad to meet others! Liberia. Brasil. Nigeria. Jamaica. Haiti. Ethiopia! Lets go!

      • KeepingItReal

        I disagree. All across this country…school districts (run by white board members and whites at the state level) in predominately black areas have been forcing out black teachers (who are drawing salaries at the top of the scale) and replacing them with young white (usually female) teachers right out of college. These young white teachers can care less about the kids…sometimes acting like they are “too scared” to inter-act with them…until they feel comfortable enough to se3ually assault them. These young white teachers teach in “urban schools” only long enough to have their STUDENT LOANS FORGIVEN. Also…stop blaming parents. If parents get their child to school (which most black parents do)…it’s UP TO THE TEACHER TO TEACH THE STUDENTS SUBJECT MATTER. That argument is the old “bait and switch” as not to hold teachers accountable. When I came up through the schools…. NONE OF OUR PARENTS HELPED US WITH OUR HOMEWORK. So, don’t use that as an excuse.

        • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

          I stand corrected. 95% of American teachers are middle class women of European descent.
          I guess I can see how Madame Noire would have a problem with an African man teaching boys how to act like African men instead of middle class white women. Negropean, sell your own sons down the river, mentality.

        • 1Val

          You again. It did not matter to me if the school board, educators and school districts were predominately white which they were. Because my money is GREEN. My son received an excellent education in public schools as well as PWI. When parents hold adminstrators accountable children can and will excel. Mine did and I would not have had it any other way. Whites like you embrace blacks suffering from inferiority complexes. So they can run and hide from mean ole white people who dislike black children while black children being funnel to remedial classes finance gifted and talented programs from federal dollars, spend black taxpayers dollars to fund, sustain and pay educators salary yet they are intimidated into silence and coerced into thinking that building a black school is what is best for black children. Supplemental education of cultural awareness for blacks like other ethnic groups should be instilled at home by their parents. In order to ensure a level playing field black children must compete with whites on same turf. I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing my son academically whup his white peers arses. Oftentimes, my black son was the only black in his class and he represented!!! So miss me with this separatist agenda. I see through the okey doke.

          • KeepingItReal

            Parents have almost as much power in holding “administrators accountable”…as American citizens have power in holding Congress accountable. If you haven’t noticed…Congress does whatever the fugg it wants to do. Americans really have NO say…fugg what you think you know. However…when “administrators” racial makeup reflects that of the community…and they are PART of the community…there is a BETTER CHANCE they will work for the betterment of the community….duh!!!!! That’s common sense. Damn…you white pedophiles are dumb as he$$…lol

            • 1Val

              Are you frustrated that every black person isn’t buying that “victimhood” that you are peddling?

              • Wizedollars

                Shawn must be a limp-wrist

            • shawn Mc

              you are a racist dog that does nothing for the conversation

      • shawn Mc

        why do he need a school for that, some of that should be basic knowledge,
        there been programs like that for decades, you really think he going to make his goal with such a radical history.

        • Wizedollars

          Yeah, because the level of black academic achievement is so stellar in 2013. Those programs are doing wonders in Chicago and Detroit

          • 1Val

            Says the poster who is unaware which year it is. Hint…it is 2014.

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    If a woman really did write this… These same women are the ones who know 0 married American Africans. They know we’re still split up like the old plantations and we jump in full bore to inddulge in plantation behavior, anti-African family and culture behavior. Just for a paycheck. Insulting Frederick Douglass? Really?
    And I just noticed a “Madame” is the female boss of a whorehouse/plantation. This site is a disgusting affront to American African women. Posting anti-African content like this and calling yourself “Madame” really? Shame on you if you really are of African descent writing this, you are a typical “educated” Negropean sellout. I hope our African people can gather the millions needed.
    If Donald Sterling donated a couple million (like that “Colored” People coonfest organization) you would say he was a great kind revolutionary philanthropist.
    Consider This site is now marked as an agent site.

  • Proud black chick

    I think Dr. Johnson is proposing a great idea and I will definitely be donating. This author should be ashamed of herself definitely has a negro bedwrench mentality. This I about helping the vulnerable in our community which is young black men. I encourage you to perhaps see hidden colors maybe it will cause you to care about your community. As a black woman, I am tired of people in our community so negative and want to disingrate black people such as Dr. Umar who cares about the community to relentless standards talking about his credentials. Really? I find the author to be very selfish other communities help their own its time for the black community to start. We are facing economic extinction and its clear you care only about yourself that’s why there so many articles geared to interracial dating. After today, I will no longer come on Madame Noire site its clear you don’t care about Black men, Black Women and even Black children! This site is for Negro Bedwrenches like yourself.

  • George Bush

    It’s great because is a True African Movement and Funded by Africans truly for Africans. That want to help build strong African Families, with an African Centered school of thought…Non European influence at all which all Africans and people of color need.

  • Clarence Brown III

    Bedwench white supremacist apologist at it’s finest.

  • Prince Cinque

    Great idea, Dr. Johnson! It’s always a reaffirmation of positive works, when the same people, demonstrating the same mindset, utilizing the same tactics, to execute the same mischief they’ve always done. Godspeed!!!

  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

    White: Teach German, Spanish, French, English in public school. Pan-European experience.
    Asians: Own China Town. Teach Chinese at home.
    Black: Own the ghetto. Promote the ghetto. Promote weaves. Promote European liquor and clothes. Call each other “Colored, Minority, Diverse, Multicultural, Italian, hip-hop (gone), MoTown (gone), Moors, Israelites anything but African. Never start African restaurants, never weekend language classrooms, too busy turning up. Allow websites to write cowardly racist articles without listing any author.”

    Africa is what we are. Slavery’s damage is not permanent (for some of us). To the Nazis that run sponsor and hire for this website. If Asians can be Asian, Jews can be Jews, then Africans can be African. Deal with it. That’s what we’re building.
    Time for us to get back what was stolen. Don’t be surprised when you see some all-African based god cartoons mirroring Hercules and Thor where we cast nothing but Black men and women loving and literally worshipping each other. 🙂 – Sincerely, unashamed and Proud American-African

    • BrianCalhoun

      I don’t even think we own the ghetto, we damn sure don’t own the stores in the ghetto.

    • OwwwonDEE

      So true. One correction, black don’t own the ghetto. In fact, blacks don’t live in the ghetto. Blacks live in the PROJECTs because in this capitalistic system that’s what creating a sub-race of consumers is…a Project 🙂

  • Jackie Lynn Innerpeace

    This school is an excellent idea! A opportunity for AA boys to receive a first class education.

  • Truthteller

    It never ceases to amaze me how much black people hate each other. As a white man, I wonder where black people would be if they could just support each other rather than tear each other apart as they constantly do. Especially, when there are several people who try to make positive impacts and get shot down by their own! So, you mean to tell me that this man cannot raise $5m? Really?

  • KL-Caleb

    Who ever wrote this article is obviously an agent against the black community. Im telling you this that you should step a foot in another black community again. You are a sell out and self-hateful person. Dr Umar Johnson is the only one that really cares about our community. You obviously love the white man, and you probably don’t care anything about black women, I should flag and report this article and website.

  • The Dude

    This column isn’t very supportive of our people at all. Pessimistic views from other kinds make it difficult enough already. I applaud this move! It could potentially set a standard on what our boys are being taught. If you’re taught to be business minded at an early age, you’re more likely to own one instead of working for one. I wish my community had such a school like this when I was growing up. Here is a suggestion though, if you feel uneasy about Dr. Johnson, why don’t you contact him and explain your curiosity. If he does prove your point of him being unqualified, maybe an EDUCATED individual such as yourself can get the ball rolling for him.

    • BrianCalhoun

      What scares me is even if the man doesn’t have the right pieces of paper he is speaking what we need to hear and people are looking for every reason to discredit him. The author actually is saying its better not to educate black children because Umar Johnson may have some differences of opinion with her?

    • gn

      I like that—people working *together* and not viewing disagreements as an existential threat. If everyone is on the same page about the urgent need to address this issue, the hows can be worked out. Really like this comment.

  • Truth Teller

    Negro bedwenches strike again! And trying to argue with them on the internet no less is an exercise in futility.

  • minstrelmikell

    Since madamenoire cares so much for black people, what are y’all doing for black people that progressive?

    • Wizedollars

      Spreading frivolous gossip and keeping blacks in a mind-numbed state

  • minstrelmikell

    Comments gotta be approved now, I see. No real debunking comments will be posted.

  • RightwingHunter

    Nothing biased about this article. nooooot!

  • minstrelmikell

    What this article didn’t point out was statistics on black boys in public school systems that Umar talks about. Black boys are more likely to be diagnosed retarded, having a “learning disability” or suspended than their counterparts. Umar wants to prevent that and protect our black boys from being miseducated and going to prison. No where in this article does it mention those things. Y’all talk about black men all day for not making anything of themselves and once someone tries to prevent failure amongst black boys, y’all wanna slander it and prevent it from happening. Donate to his school black people cause pretty soon it won’t be one for us to go to. Public schools are shutting down, “hbcu” are closing down, affirmative action is being done away with but they won’t tell you that in this article.

    • 1Val

      Statistics are often manipulated to reinforce author’s agenda. Why should black people donate to alternative schools? I’m truly baffled by this recessionary mindset. As taxpayers black people should be advocating for their children and holding public schools accountable. My son was on the academic and football teams. He was the only black male on academic team but one of many black males on the football team. There were paucity of black parents at open houses, school board meetings but plentiful as well as most vociferous at football games. My son was affected by systemic racism by having an elementary teacher attempt to academic track him. It failed to pass because our son had parents who advocated for him.

      The problem I have with this article is the mentality that schools are supposed to rear your children when it is their function to educate children. Another thing, I find problematic with this notion of apathetic parents attempting to pass the buck to educators to rear their children is acquiescence to administrators agenda. If non-involved parents assign their parental duty to educators without any governance from them in public school system who will protect these children from potential harms in residential environments. My husband refused to allow our son to do overnight camping with his Boy Scouts troops if he was unable to attend with him. Our boys are vulnerable to these so called adult mentors like Eddie Long. But I’m speaking from a place of parents parenting their children instead of congratulating others for attempting to parent children whose parents refuse to do their parental duty.

      • minstrelmikell

        Your son, I’m talking every black boy. There are exceptions. But the majority of black boys are failing. Umar doesn’t make statistics, there white corporations who find these studies that shows black boys are being miseducated. Everybody don’t have two parent homes to help them in a racist education system, Umar is trying to make up for that. You’d rather have black boys fail in life.

        • 1Val

          Oh please. Where you stand depends on where you sit.

      • FDMG Supporter

        The reality is, black boys are over 75% of students in Special Education. Those statistics are not manipulated. I have Master’s Degree in Special Education so I have studied the statistics and I see it daily. Additionally, 50% of students identified as LD drop out of school.
        It is ideal to have the supportive, nurturing environment for children. However the facts are, that is not a reality and there is a crisis for our black youth. For example, I teach in one of the wealthiest black counties in the country. However, the school system for our county is second to last when examining the data. After exploring the economic situation for our student population, I discovered that 60% were considered economically disadvantaged.
        So if this is the case in a wealthy, predominately black county, I can imagine what is occurring in systems with higher poverty rates and less resources.

        We can go beyond the situations of folks that live in poverty and examine the statistics of black college graduates who are struggling to find employment. Now let’s look ahead and see how a school that educates black youth on agriculture, architecture, sewing, building and various areas in addition to core content areas will benefit the community as a whole. Not to mention in an environment in which they are all instilled with pride for their African history and features. More than likely, many of these youth will not be dependent on any oppressive system that many perceive that we have to assimilate into to have a chance at being successful.

        • 1Val

          Dear, I’m certain that your credentials impress you but me not so much. I have what you do not which is black skin. I have been blessed to be reared by black men, have a black husband, black brothers and a black son who have formal educations. The reality is there is a disconnect with parents failure to assume their rightful roles as stewards of their children’s education. Systemic racism has affected every black male in my family similar to other blacks. Did it prevent them from succeeding in life? Of course not. In order for blacks to accept their lot in life they have to agree to their inferiority. So again miss me with your dire stats because black parents who engage and do the work of parenting their children none of those stats will apply to them.

          • FDMG Supporter

            I was not trying to impress anyone with my credentials. I was just stating that way in which I acquired my statistics. Additionally, I am the granddaughter of a sharecropper and daughter of two very black parents who were inner city principals. So, your assumption about my ethnicity is incorrect.
            I have seen the dire effect of the disintegration of the black family unit my entire life and observed how my parents fought for those children whose mothers were crack addicts and fathers were incarcerated. As an educator, I see it now. The rates of black men (and women) doing to prison cannot be ignored and they will continue unless action is taken to address the youth that we have -regardless of circumstances- right now. That’s not the entire population, but it’s enough.
            If you look beyond your (amusing) emotional reaction, you would see that I agree with your sentiment that parents and familial support are needed. However, in many cases, it’s not happening due to several dynamics.

          • FDMG Supporter

            You can agree to your inferiority if you choose to. However, the overwhelming number of those of us commenting on this thread that support Dr. Johnson and others fighting white supremacy, don’t and will keep fighting. #blackpower
            SN: Hidden Colors 3 will be released June 26!

      • Wizedollars

        Every black child doesn’t have a two parent family structure dumbazz

  • John

    Why are we calling him Dr… I cannot find his educational background anywhere.. Where did he go to school, on what topic was his dissertation … It’s just interesting to me that his education is not public

  • Goddess Chel

    LMMFAOOOO this article has so much false info that it’s not even funny, and this is coming from someone who knows people in his family. This man is the truth, will be getting my support and I hope that he is able to atleast get a school going if he cant purchase this school in particular. I agree with his way of thinking and I believe it will be beneficial to the empowerment of young black boys and the black community as a whole

  • Jae Still

    Progressive black folks please ignore these white arse kissing fake conscience feminist black woman who seem to always be the writers for these black faced WHITE owned websites like madamenoir. This brother umar is doing an EXCELLENT job with this school, and I look forward to it going off in full motion. Take your fake complaints of “misogyny” and your dreams of a tri-sexual community back to the white feminists you lapped it up from. We’re not falling for the feminist game this time like in the 60s and look at us now. We don’t need these double agent fake Afrocentric hipster feminist black woman on our side. We are building our communities back up for our REAL men woman and children.

    • AlwaysBlossom

      yep, couldn’t have said it better!

  • Alfred Mimms

    A preacher with a psychology degree is still a preacher. People are being overtaken by the idea of someone claiming to want to uplift young, black youths. Yet he is quite blatantly making a stomp-ground for his not-so-scientific ideologies to be impressed upon said youths. Indoctrinating young males by permeating disdain for their own mothers and homosexual counterparts only impedes the equality that the rest of the civilized world would desire. Here, this demagogue, would have thousands flock beneath the guise of education only to help propagate his own ignorance.

    • KeepingItReal

      You must be gay…smh

      • Alfred Mimms

        Actually I’m not but what does someone’s orientation have to do with this? Obviously you aren’t familiar with logical fallacy.

    • Wizedollars

      And you’ve done what for these boys? I’ll wait….

    • AlwaysBlossom

      I’m sorry, how would one negate the other? All of that other drivel you wrote is pure crap and actually bolsters Umar’s argument.

      • Alfred Mimms

        Ill summarize it for those lacking proper reading comprehension. Why should people support a person claiming that he wants to fix an inequality by creating another? Teaching young boys homophobia and hate for their own mothers is counter-productive. But if you can be specific and substantiate your point that’d be great. Right now you are blowing smoke.

        • AlwaysBlossom

          It’s called sarcasm, catch it! You’re putting forth false equivalencies and it’s an insult. Disagreeing that homosexuality is natural is not homophobia, but I understand that that is a manipulative tactic that homosexuals and homosexual advocates use to invoke the normalization of a maladaptive and destructive sexual deviance. Additionally, he doesn’t teach misogyny, I see you’re a product of sissified raising. What’s counter productive is having women who verbally abuse their sons so extensively that it creates deep seated feelings of inadqueacies as boys, to which they then seek to rectify by seeking out security, love and confirmation of that masculinity through other males. I would like for you to give me examples of Dr. Umar’s *teachings* related to misogyny and I mean in CONTEXT, not snippets.

          • 1Val

            “You don’t have to agree, you don’t even have to support! However, your decisions do not dictate what others do or think!”

            Oh the irony, of you attempting to shove your silly beliefs down others throats admonishing posters who are stating their opinions. lmbao.

            There are valid reasons why Dr. Umar’s ideas for a school are merely ideas and have not come to fruition. Any rational human being would not support his curriculum. His blame black mothers for black men being homosexuals makes as much sense as black women supporting sexism. But you support his false ideology actively participating in gender oppression. lmbao.

  • Freeman Earl Newkirk Jr.

    this article is bull. but what do we expect from Black women than spewing nonsense and hatred?

    • Guestest

      Just like you are doing now..

  • AbigailTea

    Black Men and boys are being set up for failure. Wash away the false wannabe macho jerk “tough boy” mentality and you will see progress.

    • Wizedollars

      They’re being mostly raised by black women

  • AbigailTea

    You do not need to treat Women like slaves and hate gay people to be a Man.

  • Jabir

    Honestly it’s a shame tht u, instead of writing about the positive role this will/can play in the Black community which is suffering immensely in the education dept., rather choose to bash his views on homosexuality makes me wonder if u urself r homosexual or a staunch supporter of the practice.Nonetheless It’s a school thts about the uplifting of our young black males who r on a path of sure destruction, so wht he’s against the practice of homosexuality, is tht going to effect the educational criteria, r they going to somehow not get the benefits of a quality education because Dr.Johnson is against it and sees it as yet another way the Black family is in deterioration? SMFH… our community has no use for someone such as urself because we r about advancement and u seem to be concerned about the frivolous things in life. The question marks r just for punctuation I don’t want nor do I care about ur non-productive response. Maybe u should stick to articles about weaves, make up, reality shows and whteva else is trending and leave the dispersion of knowledge, each one teach one, and all around upward mobility of our race to those tht really care about it

  • scottytreid

    This seems like a Gay Mafia hit piece. If you don’t agree with his views on homosexuality fine, but do apply the same logic to the black church, perhaps black people should stop going to church or practicing any religion that teaches homosexuality is wrong. Personally, I hold no animosity for gay people, many are victims of same-sex child molestation and others are victims of the chemical Atrazine which causes homosexual behavior based on the research of Dr. Tyrone Hayes. Others I suspect are experimenting and making a choice to get down that way. However, he is not trying to start a homophobic cult, he is trying to create an institution of education for black children. The personal attack is out of order.

  • aaron johnson

    I have no problem with is views on those two subjects. You also mentioned his posssibley one negative view on female psychy but didn’t mentioned how he constantly lifts them up. Your article is typcial of todays “average thinking” modern black woman…You apparently know what’s better for modern black young men than AN EDUCATED WELL SPOKEN MODERN BLACK MAN.

  • Imhotep Kemet

    His views are not ‘conspiracy theories.’ If you get a copy of the DSM before 1973 you will see that he is correct. Also, Planned Parenthood was funded by David Rockefeller (a warmongering, genocidal maniac), and headed by Margaret Sanger (a known eugenicist). Why are Planned Parenthood Centers only in neighborhoods populated by people of color? You should research these things before slandering brother Doctor Umar. Read National Security Study Memorandum (DSSM) 200, by Henry Kissinger (a mass murderer). It describes, in detail, the plan to depopulate the third world (code for people of color). Also Rex 84, Codex Alimentaris, and others. The plan to cull the population (kill people) through vaccines was stated by Bill Gates in a TED speech. We people of color should really stop backbiting each other over these matters. Our very survival is at stake!!!

  • Edythe Fair-williams

    Dr. Umar. Has plans to set up a female school as well. I have watched tons of videos and The comments about homosexuals are only a piece of what he discusses. I respect the writers opinion. However I feel that this man is actually doing something. He may not be perfect in many opinions. No one is. However I believe if you posted everyone’s beliefs up on a poster. There would be at least one that would not sit well with you. Because we are individuals. I have donated . I have downloaded the song. I will continue to donate . Even if the St. Paul’s campus isn’t acquired. I will contribute to the school that eventually will be built. I stand behind this man 100% until he shows me that his intentions aren’t good. People waist money everyday on things they don’t need. People give money to churches and charities everyday with the hope that those entrusted with the money will use it for good. Im proud to donate when the plan is laid out right before my eyes. Life is like a mosaic you cant focus on the small scraps . You must focus on the Big picture. God Bless anyone who loves OUR children.

    • hollyw

      If he tries to create one, I would not advocate sending girls to it.

  • KjB

    For some reason, some black folks think that to be successful we have to assimilate how and what “white” people do and the way they live. I think it’s a wonderful idea and of course there are quirks that will need to be worked out, but the overall concept is GREAT!!! The grand idea to use a HBCU college campus (great), already built and has a history of being one of the great institutions that educated black minds (great) and lastly to teach about becoming an entrepreneur and working for yourself instead of how to get a degree and get a job (great). His thoughts on the gay lifestyle and how they (the white man), has found a way to take the focus off the continued injustices of people of color and make sex the “new civil rights” is spot on. Unfortunately, our people like to focus on the surface things, yes our girls have difficult issues that need to be focused on but our boys…our poor sons may have great moms but no matter how great a mom you are you CAN’t teach a boy how to become a man and their fathers for whatever reason aren’t doing the job, so we have to allow any man that wants that charge to move forward and assist him in any way we can. We have HBCU closing their doors everyday because we can’t get our children to attend because we always think the “white mans ice is colder”, we close our doors literally and figuratively to explaining to ou children that they may take your money and give you their degrees you but they will never offer you more than they offer their own, no matter how many of your degrees you may hold and where you went to school, so we have some black folks that only want to know where you attended and what degrees you have. Sad but true, there’s Morehouse (for men) and Spelman (for women), we can open these types of educational institutions for all our children!!!

    • 1Val

      Utter bullcrap!!!! HBCUs are closing their doors everyday due to black administrators manipulating system to enrich themselves by defrauding government, abusing power, misappropriating funds and losing school’s accreditation. I disbelieve in talented tenth of Morehouse men and Spelman women opening educational institutions for all our children. Children have parents I can not emphasize this enough we shouldn’t need “savior” institutions. Our children can receive education in districts they live where their parents pay taxes. Parents must do their duty to hold educational system accountable to educated our children. I did it so I know it can be done. Enough with the self defeatist woe be unto me attitudes.

      • Allie

        I’m convinced you are WHITE ….get off of this site

        • KeepingItReal

          Yep.

        • 1Val

          Yes, I’m white because a black woman couldn’t possible think as I do. You have discovered my secret. Thanks for outing me. lol.

          • Khnum

            So are you or are you not white??

            • 1Val

              Whatever you can comprehend my race to be then that is what it is. lol.

  • holocaust

    Misogyny? So what if he has different views. There is NO such thing as a perfect revolutionary! Even Malcolm X, as amazing as he was, was still not a perfect individual or man. I will back this brother!! The mere fact that you have negative things to say about his plan while not having a plan of your own shows your incapable asses of ridding yourself of the niggerish thoughts that you exude. He is TAKING action rather than criticize it.
    “Only a fool would allow his enemy to educate his children…” Malcolm X

  • sweetness

    I love his idea I support him and I hope and pray he gets the funding for his school. At least he’s trying to do something for this community and build a nation of strong black men, while this site is promoting an interracial dating which does nothing to help the black community.

  • I don’t understand. Aren’t we always saying how black men aren’t this and that? How we don’t step up and get involved in our youth? How we are responsible for the condition that our youth are in? It is always our negligence, absence, and lack of action, direction, and concern for our young males that lead them to the penitentiary. Aren’t my black women the most educated group of females on the planet? Can our black males also have that noble distinction? Here is a black man that is trying to do this but, we are against this because he is not for homosexuality and women raising men to be men?
    I don’t understand.

    • Schlonte McGee

      Real self-hate at its core……smh

      • I am slightly confused. Do you think that I possess some semblance of self-hate?

        • Schlonte McGee

          I reread my comment and changed it, I can see how that may have came off as a jab at you. No harm no foul Bro.

    • neegus

      Donate!

    • hollyw

      He didn’t mention anything about women raising men. He said that they think from their vagin@s and are mentally ill for wanting adventurous sęx. If I was a mother with a school -aged child, I’d have a problem with that.

      • The question that I now pose is this: What has adventurous sex gotten our women? The only thing I ask is that you answer the question directly without bringing out what adventurous sex has gotten our men. If you agree, I will answer the very same question that I posed to you in a single word with three syllables or less.

        • 1Val

          For some women adventurous sex has gotten them husbands, babies, STDS, reputations, money, etc…

        • hollyw

          I’m not sure what you’re getting at, but the answer seems pretty simple to me, as Umar was referring to styles of sęx within a relationship, not sęx frequency or partner choosing. Adventurous sęx has gotten women more satisfaction, more confidence, closer partnerships, stronger partnerships, a better reliever of stress, better than therapy at times, and better in tune with themselves and on a more even posting field with men in the bedroom.

          • Nothing. That’s really what adventurous sex does for men in the long run. I think, by your reply, that I may have misinterpreted what you meant as adventurous sex. Adventurous sex (to me) is a civil way of saying random sex. Random sex is great and all, but what has it really been getting us as a community?

            • hollyw

              Right…well, yes, I think you did, but to briefly address what you were initially referring to, I’m not personally familiar with casual sęx or sęx studies in gen’l, aside from knowing that blacks are more sexually conservative than their white counterparts, both regarding styles of sex and number of dex partners. I think any negative issues we experience frm sęx, therefore, is part of a bigger issue dealing with less access to sęx ed and preventive resources than others.

              In any case, to be clear, Dr. Umar was talking about the kind of sęx women want, e.g. loud, or rough, or experimenting in bed, and saying how it’s indicative of deep mental health issues, which I think is absurd. Also, I was mistaken about him mentioning women raising sons; he’d said they psychologically ‘castrate’ them.

              • Now that we understand one another, would you personally consider allowing a son of yours to attend this school?

                • hollyw

                  At this point, no. Education in gen’l is great; especially a good, FREE one, which I think should be an American right. However, in NYC where I work, there is no shortage of truly inspiring individuals who are already starting up charter schools and academies that I’m investing and supporting, so I don’t feel like his plan is an end-all, be-all. I actually was just researching him more this morning and looking over his site, and I’ll say that the info just kept getting progressively worse. He is an advocate for polygamy in the black community (o.O), admits to feeling that black women’s roles should primarily be helpmates (as opposed to leaders, as well), and appears to be borderline racist. I fully recognize and am vocal on racism in this country and in education, but how would gaining a reputation as a racist, homophobic misogynist and then attaching that rep to an academy help black men coming out of that school..? Who would hire them?? He’s pretty popular, been on Oprah, so I’m afraid his rep is set and I’d rather continue supporting my equal rights brethren here in NYC with more objective views 🙂 I will wait to hear more of his platform, of course, but as of right now, I’m holding off on the donations. How bout you?

                  • Yes. I would allow my son to attend (given that I approve the curriculum). I have the privilege of having a bright young son and I feel that it is important that he understands where he comes from, what I stand for, why I stand for them, etc…. If there is a place that I can send my child that is conducive to my principles and sense of morality, then yes. Parents of today have different worries than our parents of yesterday. Too many places within our communities (and externally) are willing to erode his moral compass. They tell our young children that they can pick what gender they want to be if they don’t feel like being a male/female. That it’s okay to have sex without any reservation or forethought about such an important decision. That class is synonymous to arrogance. That you can hate your skin tone and yourself. That you should marry outside your race because ALL black women are like “this or that.” That it’s only true if someone white says it is… I cannot afford to watch my line be systematically destroyed by the social indulgences of others. My son will one day grow to be a man and he will need to be able to compete with other men of all colors. He must be strong, unyielding, wise, empathetic, focused, driven, educated, self-loved, and community orientated. This is a step in the right direction, I believe.

                    • hollyw

                      I’m sorry, a bit confused; are you saying that your principles align with this man’s? I agree with everything else you said, so it is admittedly baffling to be that the black men on here seem to willfully ignore this man’s radical personal ideals for the sake of “black unity”…which is needed at its core, but are guys aware that this is only one of literally dozens of progressive schools that are being planned out in big cities by black professionals? That some people would not be in the least skeptical or even want to research more this guy’s motives for wanting to build a specialized school while also holding ideology that he repeatedly professes, such as advocating for polygamy to repopulate the black community, that black women are responsible for homosexuality among black men, which is disturbing within itself, coming from a practicing psychologist, not to mention slanderous and harmful rhetoric to only fuel the divide in our community…and that he feels that in this new society, women should not have any leadership roles, which is textbook sexism..? You’d be alright with that aaall that, morally, as long as you approved of the curriculum? You would trust him completely, right now, with your finances and your most prized jewels, your children, son and daughter (b/c I heard he plans to fund a girls’ school, too)? And if so, I ask you, would you feel the same if this were a white man purporting the same exact purpose and ideologies? Does it make it okay because he is a black man and a doctor? I’m just real confused on this.

                    • Nicholas Cole Boykin

                      Do my principles align with Dr. Umar’s? Mostly. Definitely in the area of black unity, self-image, education, and improving the psychological mind state of our boys. Are we aware that there are dozens of other facilities? I for one will honestly say that I am not. I do not support polygamy. I do not personally believe that polygamy will re-populate the community. I believe that keeping our babies instead of aborting them will. Are black women responsible for male homosexuality in the black community? No. I believe that it is a shared responsibility but with most of our children being raised in single parent (mothers) homes, it is possible to come to a logical conclusion that something is amiss. The common denominator being black children and mothers.

                      Leadership. I am in the Marine Corps and I can tell you a few things about leadership. I can honestly say that I have a harder time dealing with women in leadership roles. I have only encountered two women who were logical, straight-forward, and held themselves to the same standard that the men in their charge were expected to hold. (Side note: Men and women have different physical standards in the military. Women are not expected to perform physically like men and a different standard has been created to compliment that.) These aforementioned women were, and are, great leaders and I would follow their orders again. The rest were unnecessarily demanding, very quick to remind you that they outrank you and you have to do what they say or else, shifted blame on their subordinates instead of accepting responsibility for their failures as a leader, gave preferential treatment to those that did special favors, etc… It’s an ugly truth, but it is the truth. In order for me to respect anyone as a leader, you must be able to do (at a minimum) everything that I can do. You must be personally accountable for all of your actions and the actions of others. You must be able to make solid decisions in times of extreme stress and crisis. You must be able to provide direction and guidance, firmness and fairness, praise and chastisement, whenever the time comes. You must be fair. You must maintain a higher standard than those you wish to lead and encourage them to meet that standard.

                      Now, I’ve been in since 17 and I was groomed to this standard. I’m almost 30 and nothing has changed. I understand that the majority of people do not have military experience and cannot comprehend this (I firmly believe that you are capable). The state of our homes in the black community are led by many that do not possess a fraction of these standards. The most important of these traits is accountability. Understanding error when it is presented, accepting that it was I who made the error, and correct the error. I’ve traveled the world and the majority of successful families are led by fathers. It is the father that holds the standard for his family. It is the father’s respect that these children yearn for. It is truly amazing and if you have ever had a chance to experience other cultures and how things work, then I think that you understand the point I am making. If a white man said this and wanted to do the very same thing, I would be extremely skeptical and would more than likely not send my son.

                      The very long story short is this: I would send my son, not solely because of curriculum, not solely because I agree with some of his morals, not solely because it’s Dr. Umar’s school. I would send my son because he would be able to be in an environment that would hopefully see a large percentage of black men as teachers and coaches do good in the lives of other black men. That you can be something more than an athlete, rapper, comedian, or musician. I am still a parent. I show my son through example that having one wife is simpler than having eight. I can tell my daughter that it would be wise not to share her husband with seven other women. I am the leader of my home. It is my responsibility to ensure that my family is safe, well-educated, and in an environment that supports positive growth and development for all and this is something that I am very good at doing. My son MUST be better than me, but at a minimum, he must be able to meet my standard.

                      If I am doing what I need to do as his father (by sifting through those aspects of morality that I do not agree with) and the school is doing its job by helping develop the mind of young black men in a positive way, what is the problem? My actual question to you is this: What would you expect (moral set, character, attitude, and knowledge base) from a generation of young black men that have gone through this school?

                    • hollyw

                      Oh, well, that question is simple lol. I would expect Dr. Umar to use every opportunity to gradually condition every impressionable young mind he was allowed access to into his own ideology, so that he can eventually create his own community in the way of a sect, which if you know anything about sects throughout the history (and present day) of the U.S., has been replicated over and over again starting in exactly this way. Start with a simple plan, target a desired population, offer a solution to their problem, and go from there. Just the fact that he’s a wannabe polygamist in the U.S. already makes me question his morals. Questionable morals, you do not get to teach my children. Simple as that. Then, him strongly advocating this, in particular, to strengthen our community? I question his motives, as well. He (supposedly) is certified in psychology, but continues to support mental states that have been discredited by the APA for over 40yrs for gays, and almost a century for women, in addition to repeatedly using phrases like “the enemy”. I question his mental state and capacity. Not only would any boys from this school be getting any good jobs soon, but once the truth about his curriculum is revealed, I don’t think much of the Black community would buy into it that much, either.
                      I don’t agree with everything you implied about women and leadership (as you may have guessed), but at the end of the day, you sound like a simple, honorable young man who would not suffer fools lightly. I know that if you had not read this article, lived in this man’s area and heard of his plans, you’d want to research his work before you thought about getting your son in there. You might even be more skeptical of him, had it not been for this polarizing article. To be honest, I hadn’t thought much of this man before this article, other than him being yet another innovative educator trying to transform education for blacks. However, this discussion alone has charged me to research before I speak, as my studies have taught me, so that if I have a differing opinion, it’s supported by facts, and would compel others to do the same instead of riding off emotion or the sound of a good thing wrapped in pretty paper, i.e. an all-black male-genius factory.
                      As I said before, there are a number of talented, deserving young men and women with similar ideas as Umar with no hidden agendas that I think you should support. If you’re in the NY area, I can point them out to you. I know a few in others, as well, if you’re interested. It doesn’t have to be this guy. You shouldn’t have to take him out of one system, where you have to combat one kind of mind degradation (racism), to likely combat another (immoral relationships, conspiracy theories, sexism, possible brainwashing), for the sake of MAYBE some decent subject lessons and black community. There are other ways.

                      …also, at any time, I recommend you google “dr. umar Johnson polygamy”, “dr umar Johnson school” and “cults in the united states” and tell me if you think he plans to implement any of those ideals into any future academy he holds, just as he has effectively convinced so many other ADULT minds through his seminars. God bless

  • Ross

    Is this article a joke? These are two unrelated issues. so people who don’t think exactly like you should contribute to the community in a positive way? So should we fire all teachers who don’t agree with the gay movement?

  • Schlonte McGee

    Welp, now we truly know who runs MadameNoire.

  • Name

    Ok….you had your five minutes, you support homosexuality and rough sex. Now please sit down and let a much needed movement continue.

  • Ms Golden

    At some point, we as people have to get past people’s personal business and look at the bigger picture. What does him having two children have to do with him saving black children? Who else has tried? I’ll wait. Since the writer brought up YouTube video’s, there are plenty of which Dr. Johnson has acknowledged his personal business. There is never a time where our people question the actions and whether or not white people are qualified to do anything and we know that anything they touch, they destroy. Plus, to look at the system that Caucasians have created has done us what good? Why not at least give this a try? I ask this as well of the writer, his views about homosexuality were mentioned a few times, why? Are you not seeing the trending change of what our children see on television. There is a difference of being accepting and having things shoved down your throat. Dr. Umar Johnson has made people aware of the DRUGGING of black boys in this country. This man works tirelessly in EVERY city he lectures helping parents who are LOST and about to put their children into a system that they will eventually lose their children in, FOR FREE. Before such claims like this should be made, before one decides why a certain person isn’t a good “fit” do your homework. This is yet another devisive article written to destroy the character of someone actually DOING something for those who reflect them. Freedom is EVERYBODY’S job. What have you done?

    • 1Val

      I find articles such as this troubling to say the least about them. Several posters such as yourself ask what have you done in reference to improve black boys lives. The simple answer is I along with my husband have reared our black son into a productive black man. The educational system is to cultivate the mind not to rear our children.

      Since children have parents and families to instill morals, guidance and instructions in their lives. If our community from fathers refusing to parent, mothers denying responsibility for making poor choices, extended families turning blind eyes to relatives in need and/or excusing irresponsible behaviors it would eliminate need for hustlers such as Dr. Umar Johnson to peddle his wares.

      • Ms Golden

        You’ve reared your child, what about other black boys who are less fortunate? Have you taken your love of your child and spread it to other children. One thing is for sure, you have to have a conviction to do something of this magnitude. Dr. Umar Johnson has never played down his personal issues, which are his and his alone. He is literally an open book. If you listen to his lectures in their entirety, or attend one, he has NEVER allowed a blind eye to be turned to any short comings of his people. I think you along with several others, hate the tree and not the system that planted the seed.
        What has he hustled? Do tell. I know for a fact that he does work for parent’s who don’t know what to do after a European teacher has diagnosed their child with ADHD or ADD and put on psychotropic drugs. I can tell you that he has worked tirelessly with families of parents of children with autism and so many other “behavior” disorders. When people hear that he’s coming to Chicago they come with IEP’s in hand. He does this for free. Where is the hustle in that?

        • 1Val

          For some reason my comment has been moderated but the gist of my reply to you is this.

          This is my opinion, I feel strongly that black boys do not need separate schools to excel in academic environment. As a taxpayer, involved parent it is parents role to hold educators accountable to ensure that their child performs in school. So what if the teacher is racist? As a parent it is our job to instill self esteem, self confidence and self worth in our children to counter bigots self loathing projected unto our children. My son knew he could come to us if he felt uncomfortable in school for any reasons. If what he said merited our involvement then we as his parents acted as adults by addressing adult educators held them accountable to do their professional duties. It is not rocket science. In short black boys, don’t need separate schools just engaged parents to ensure their educations.

          • Ms Golden

            Your opinions are based off emotion and not fact.

            • 1Val

              My opinions are based on facts. If more black parents reared their black boys it would eliminate “need” for Dr. Umar’s services.

              • Ms Golden

                Well since they aren’t… what do you suggest?

                • 1Val

                  I suggest not having children that you are ill equipped to nurture and provide for. If you have children I suggest that parents rear their children. The educational system is to cultivate the mind. Parents and families are to rear children.

                • hollyw

                  I’d suggest aaall the other current outreach programs available to our community, instead of grabbing at these crumbs. I provide mental health and advocacy services for Black and Hispanic families, and would get a tutor and mentor program to supplement by clients’ education before I suggested his school.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                Your opinions are just that opinions. They are not based in fact. Black children have a different culture, their schooling needs to be centered around this. His school is MORE than just an educational system, smh@ you not even knowing what the school entails! These children will be taught things that will surpass these failing schools that do nothing but INDOCTRINATE. Umar’s school will teach, African Martial Arts, Military combat, Farming/Agriculture, Sewing, Navigation (sailing), Finance (learning to trade, accounting, money management etc), Economics (how to control etc), Business (operating, funding, business plans etc), Music Engineering, Music Composition (taking these skills and regaining control of our crafts), Music History, Real Estate, Contract Law, Black family science, African spiritual science, White Supremacy (deconstruction, it tools/tactics and effects, how to combat it, what it looks like and what it is), learning different languages (one being Swahili I think). It’s much more deeper than your superficial ideas. These children will go here even if they HAVE two parents in the home because it’s not just about the family/individuals it’s about the COMMUNITY. You have a EUROCENTRIC framework reference, which is why you cannot see this as a COMMUNITY. Prior to integration, we taught our children within the context of BLACKNESS

                • 1Val

                  Black children have different ethnicity while sharing American culture. Black children need to be taught to compete and excel in a global economy. You state failing schools citing white supremacy as culprits. Its the denial of black responsibility and personal accountability that is off putting regarding your stances.

                  Q

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    American so called culture is Black culture. Ethnicity is CULTURE and Blacks have a different culture. Black children also learn differently unless forced to CONFORM to a foreign system, like they are now[European].

                    There would be no American culture without Blacks, as White Americans do not have a collective culture; they are individualists.

                    There you go with your outlandish assumptions based again on OPINION and EMOTION, NOT FACTS (your assumption that Umar and myself don’t have children lol)

                    ‘Black children need to be taught to compete and excel in a global economy.’

                    Did you not comprehend a word I said in my post? smh

                    ‘The notion that I’m less black than someone who subscribes to your ideology is absurd.’

                    What I said is that you have a Eurocentric framework and that is the truth, however you are NOT PAN-AFRICAN. Having a Eurocentric mindset is counter productive, so yes I would consider you as someone that is brainwashed and not of any use to OUR initiatives as Pan-Africanists.

                    ‘You can not have a community without strong families which is a tenet of black nationalism.’

                    This is correct, but it’s not just the family or the individuals, it’s the mindset, without this, you just have neighborhoods.

                    ‘ If you think all of the ills of the black community can be attributed to white supremacy you are truly misguided and living on fantasy island.’

                    You state failing schools but only cite white supremacy as culprits. Its the denial of black responsibility and personal accountability that is off putting regarding your stances.’

                    You don’t understand White Supremacy, this is why you make ignorant comments like this. Figure out how White Supremacy functions in the economic, familial and educational levels first and then come back. No one is side stepping personal responsibility, but you need to look at it within the right context.

                    ‘ Your belief that I have a Eurocentric framework is expected from someone who has a Afrocentric loser victim mentality.’

                    More Eurocentric rhetoric

                    Here’s a nice quote from Dr. Carter G. Woodson:

                    ‘The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.”

                    You fit the bill.

                    • 1Val

                      More Afrocentric loser victimhood propaganda. Of course, you are side stepping personal responsibility. You falsely believe EVERY ill in black folks lives is attributed to White Supremacy. White people truly have mind f*cked you into accepting your inferiority. So much so that you must retreat to a separatist agenda to function in society. Since you are familiar with Carter G. Woodson his quote is apropos for you,

                      “If you can control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.”

      • scottytreid

        I find “me and mine” attitudes in the black community to be troubling, You seem to have no sense of community or contributing to the community as a whole because you raised your child to be this and that. Me, me, me, mine, mine,mine. Then you also subscribe to stereotypes about Black men and women. At least he is trying to do something instead of sitting back criticizing, criticizing, criticizing. Continue to worry only about your own as you seem to mean the rest of us no good.

        • 1Val

          It begins with me and mine. Have you not heard or embraced concept of charity starts at home? If someone has not reared their children they can not rear community’s children. I do not adhere to any stereotypes about black men or black women. I do subscribe to personal responsibility and accountability for black folks. For you can not teach anyone how to be or do something that you are not. Strong families equate strong communities.

  • Just saying!!

    Wow. The interesting thing is I planned to do this exact thing when I became older and more established. Of course, my ideas would be a little different but it would be geared towards young men of color. Perhaps maybe he’s just not the right one to do it? Lol

    • hollyw

      Agreed! And good for you!!

  • DivaonaDime

    madamenoire you are sadly mistaken and ill infirmed. you just lost a fan

  • imjustsaying

    We seen this coming…miss me with that bull ish cause we going to stand with that brother!

  • nick

    His views are represented by scientific research. The British psychiatric association evens names same sex activities as being a disorder. It’s probably because there laws haven’t been infiltrated by homo like the US has been. He has not said anything false on his claims to homosexuality. If one does their research , it will show all of his findings are true.

    • KeepingItReal

      Do black people really need “scientific research” to verify what you SEE…before your very eyes…day in and day out??? Damn!!!!! It’s not that complicated.

    • hollyw

      None of what he said about women and gays today is backed by credible scientific research. I find it troubling that he would even try to support his argument with the fact that the APA DENOUNCED homosexuality as a mental illness over 40yrs ago, as if any medical or mental health professional would see that as a sound argument. I suppose, however, given the faith it just gave you, that it had the intended effect on his desired audience…

      • AlwaysBlossom

        Actually it is, do I need to pull them out? Are you just a therapist? Or are your a Psychologist? There is a difference.

        • hollyw

          Yes, please pull this credible scientific research, emphasis on “credible”, out.

          There is an obvious distinguishing in degree levels for counseling work (though it is not between “therapist” and “psychologist”). If I were a psychologist, however, I would’ve said it… though I didn’t mention any work in the above comment…why, do you mean to discredit?

          • AlwaysBlossom

            Actually, there is quite the difference between a Therapist and a Psychologist in the level of work that is done, additionally, anyone can call themselves a Therapist, but you cannot call yourself a Psychologist if you are not, but many people still confuse the two, so that’s why I asked. However, Psychologists are still therapists. I’ll gather them and give you them later.

            • hollyw

              I think I know what you’re trying to get at, but to be clear, psychologists are not automatically therapists, and no one can call themselves a therapist unless they actually do some form of therapy. The careers for therapists are definitely more varied, as there is no specified degree level automatically designed to it, but the distinguishments are, one, a higher degree level for the title of psychology (I.e. a PhD/PsyD in Psychology), and, two, a certification of some sort to conduct applied therapy, which you must earn in addition to (or sometimes sans) a degree. I don’t typically break down my education in discussion, however, unless someone specifically asks.

              I’m almost positive that the APA’s official stance on sęxual conversion therapy is that it is unethical, and just reviewed it on their wwbsite to make sure, but I will wait for your sources, as I am very interested to what you may find.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                Psychologists are Therapists, yes anyone can call themselves a therapist. You do NOT need a credential to call yourself a therapist. All of this is textbook 101. It is NOT unethical to treat a patient that wants to be treated for a challenge they have, if it were unethical they wouldn’t allow it. I don’t need you to spell out anything, I have a degree in psychology. The term therapist is BROAD, but includes Psychologists.

                APA:
                On the basis of the Task Force’s findings, the APA encourages mental health professionals to provide assistance to those who seek sexual orientation change by utilizing affirmative multiculturally competent (Bartoli & Gillem, 2008; Brown, 2006) and client-centered approaches (e.g., Beckstead & Israel, 2007; Glassgold, 2008; Haldeman, 2004; Lasser & Gottlieb, 2004) that recognize the negative impact of social stigma on sexual minorities 2 (Herek, 2009; Herek & Garnets, 2007) and balance ethical principles of beneficence and nonmaleficence, justice, and respect for people’s rights and dignity (APA, 1998, 2002; Davison, 1976; Haldeman, 2002; Schneider, Brown, & Glassgold, 2002).

                • hollyw

                  We will have to agree to disagree on the psychologist v. therapist front, esp. since that redirects from the issue at hand. I have two degrees in psych/child clinical psych, however, so am as familiar with all terminologies to say the least, as well as fully comprehending the fallacies in Dr. Umar’s theories, so unless you were attempting to discredit my opinions by trying to devalue my experience or education, we can move on.

                  Based on what you just cited and my own research, my understanding is that the APA does not support Dr. Umar’s findings about homosexuality. Your initial position was nik (the first commentor) was correct in stating homosexuality as a disorder, as Dr. Umar implies. I said to him that nothing he says about women and gays is backed by credible scientific evidence/research, and you said that it was, using the fact that the APA allows conversion therapy as proof, which is a bit of a fallacy, but we won’t delve into that piece…

                  The conclusion seems simple, however, since if you can do research online as easily as I can, you must have run across how the APA did, in fact, normalize all sexual orientations, whether straight, gay, bi, etc. in 1976, so homosexuality is not considered a disorder, one. Two, I was mistaken in assuming that conversion therapy is unethical. The reason why it is not, is because, ultimately, every patient has the right to their own beliefs, even if they’re self-destructive, and for that reason, the Task Force set forth the guidelines you posted above. Quite simply, it’s unethical because of the patient’s right to choose; not because of the right of the practitioner or effectiveness of the therapy (which they removed from the books), and against their official stance on homosexuality. Third, that same Task Force has plainly posted on their website four guiding principles that orders all practitioners to not de-stigmatize orientations and not discriminate against patients due to their orientation (found in “APA Council of Representatives Passes Resolution on So-Called Reparative Therapy”). So basically, you can conduct this therapy as the client wishes, but are walking an extremely thin line.

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    Wherever you got your degree, please give it back. smh

                • hollyw

                  Your last comment is still in moderation, but thank you for accepting the fallacies in your arguments (*sarcasm*). Your take on the APA, an “indoctrinating, all-WHITE” panel that up until now, you used to support your own words, speaks volumes on your ability to form a logical argument (which you don’t need a degree for, but you must have used dozens of times obtaining your degree in citing sources), to respect even Dr. UMAR’s accreditation, and understand basic psychological terms. I find it hilarious that you initially had tried undermining my educational/clinical experience lol, though now it’s apparent that this is one of your few defenses, and your attitude only calls into question your own accreditation. Wow. The only thing you have shown is how half-cocked this guy’s influence makes people (or what kind he draws; either way). I’ll give my degrees back when you do!

                • hollyw

                  FYI, whether you meant to direct towards it or not, one of the articles actually posted under Nyansapo was on orientation and concluded that prenatal hormones influenced orientation, which is a popular theory supported by APA research…you know, as in, NOT single-motherhood, Black women’s castration, lack of fathers, or any other absurd theory not backed by research, APA-approved or not, which was the point. Oh, the irony.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                If for some reason MadameNoire doesn’t post my comment where I give research on sexual orientation, please go to issuu and search for NYANSAPO, 1st one at the bottom (3 total)–under publishers

                • hollyw

                  Okay, thank you for that link. I don’t think your initial comment was posted, but I went on the site and found 5 publications under Nyansapo. The only relevant article I found was on sexual orientation; is that the one you were referring to?

  • Dee

    I DO NOT AGREE with his personal opinions, but I do think that making an academy for black boys is a good idea. I would like to hope that his personal views don’t come into play regarding their education.

  • Allie

    So you mad or nah? are you even black?
    This article is anti-black, anti-HBCU, heffa how dare you question his education based on whether he went to a now closed HBCU? Maybe you should have donated to keep it open . As an educator (and HBCU grad) I have read research that has proven that integration has damaged the black community. How dare you question a black man that is trying to help our people (if you are black). His views on homosexuality are his and the parents are to decide if they want to enroll their child or not. This is a subpar article….poorly written, maybe you should take a class at an HBCU and learn how to write.

    • hollyw

      Um, he didn’t attend St. Paul University; he is just using it at the site for his academy. Reading comprehension is key of you are trying to give someone a verbal lashing.

      • Allie

        who are you? try again …..the article was baseless point blank…buh bye

        • hollyw

          …no, the point is, your reading comprehension skills are sub-par on an article about education.

          I’d ask you to try again, but I know it probably wouldn’t help you. Good day.

  • tops

    Public school leaders are…how should I put this… NOT HOMOPHOBIC, PRO BLACK AND WOMEN RIGHTS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY they have the best interest of black boys. Whether i entertain this article or not…im pro dr. Uma

  • This clown is a misogynistic blame shifting homophobic hustler. What woman on her right mind would think it appropriate to be talked to in such degrading ways? Black women have mental issues with tolerance of verbal and emotional abuse from black men. There is no way he or any other man with his attitude would get a dime from me. And I also want to point out that historically the men jumping up and down and doing the most when it comes to homosexuality, have all turned out to be walking that walk themselves. Usually with young men and boys. Eddie Long ring a bell, or y’all forgot already?

    • KeepingItReal

      Yet…you probably give millions (over your lifetime) to white racists pedophiles through paying taxes, buying their goods and services, etc.

      • hollyw

        …as do you and every other person in this country. It’s called being a citizen… unless you attest to living off the grid??

    • Rai

      Yes!!!!!

    • 1Val

      Jerry Sandusky comes to mind.

  • Black people will type up essays and come up with all the excuses in the world for why they dont wanna support another black person but will support and defend racist white people that discriminate against them with all their money.

    Sad, we are the only race that like to put each other on blast like that.
    Anyways, yall prolly still think this site is ran by black people and not white people lol.
    (If you are gonna reply with some comment blaming black males, don’t waste your time)
    This site only exist for the sole purpose of riling black people against each other

    • It’s probably Black people still running it but a bunch of coons supporting White Supremacy.

  • allie

    Where is my comment? I most definitely that this article was bogus, I guess madame Norie can’t handle it….whoever wrote this trash can have several seats

  • MrAllen82

    This cant be serious, more proof that this site is anti black progress and is fill of negro bed we nches practicing white supremacy!

  • T. T.

    We have been mislead since the beginning of time. While I will not give my thoughts on this article I will say this, and for those who know and believe will know exactly what I mean, the end is closer now than ever before, wake up and pay attention to every thing around you and see and going on around you. Is this worth it? Get right or get left.

    • absolute

      Love it.

    • howwedoit

      Absolutely!

    • Imhotep Kemet

      We must understand that we have entered into the age of Aquarius. We have left the age of Pisces. The sun passes retrograde through the Zodiac. As it does so, the frequencies of the celestial bodies in these areas of the galaxy have an impact on us. The Mayan (Xi or Olmec) calendar described the end of the Age, not the end of the world. Esoteric knowledge has been hidden from us by those who control us as a result of our ignorance! Occult means hidden! It is not supernatural mumbo-jumbo! It is about frequencies! Empires rise and fall according to these changes in frequency due to the celestial travel of our solar system!

  • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

    This “article” is baseless and unnecessary! It’s full of OPINIONS & No FACTS SUPPORTING DR. UMAR JOHNSON’S inability to open this school. WHY DOES EVERY ONE HAVE TO BE OKAY WITH HOMOSEXUALITY?! THERE ARE ALL WHITE BOYS BOARDING SCHOOLS EVERYWHERE! Where is your critique on them?? Be Fair! Whatever shallow mind wrote this open letter should be SHAME! Why does sexual orientation have to be the pivotal factor in decision making to HELP BLACK AT RISK YOUTH??!! If you don’t think it will be a good fit for your gay child send him to CATHOLIC SCHOOL!!!!

    • These new age women are ok with the feminization of young black boys. It’s the black feminist agenda at play. They want to push girls socially and academically while doing their best to stunt the intellectually & social growth and development of young black men. This is why when the President held that conference for young black men at the white house so many women and feminized men complained about it! But when Michelle hosts events for at-risk girls of color nobody says a word. A few guys wanted to start “Black Boys Rock” and that idea was shot down and challenged by women who are threaten by the advancement of black boys. As long as black boys are feminized and kept in a weak position women are happy.

    • Donza Stanley Pennywell

      True

  • Aaliyah Noelle

    Did a wigger at MN write this article?

    • Hope Floats

      Nope, black women brainwashed by white liberalism, white welfare, and the every growing godless rhetoric in America wrote this article.

  • Dr. Fabulous

    I had heard a little about this guy and his plan before this article and it seemed sketchy. I agree that our black boys need guidance, but why does it have to be homophobic and misogynystic guidance. Are we supposed to think that’s better than no guidance? I also don’t enjoy being made to look like a bad black person that doesn’t support the betterment of other black people just because I don’t support this guy.

    • Typical response from a negro woman. Here’s a black man trying to improve the state of black boys and your hateful a$$ wants to hate against his vision. Let me ask you, do you have a plan to help young black boys? No I gurantee you don’t. So how about you leave the hard thinking to the experts and do what negro women do best and continue your journey to populate the Earth with fatherless out of wedlock children. Maybe if you’re lucky some of them may end up in Umar’s boys academy.

      • gn

        What a ridiculous comment. I disagree with Dr. Fabulous because I think it’s extremely unwise to condition black progress on cultural liberalism when half of our community and more are culturally conservative. That said, your comment contains the type of misogyny and divisiveness which have contributed to our current emergency situation. Hatred of black women will not lead to anything positive for the small number of black men who harbor thoughts like yours.

        • Dr. Fabulous

          And I do understand your disagreement with me re: cultural liberalism vs. our community’s conservatism. The misogyny is still a big issue. How do you teach these young boys that the black women that birthed and raised them are the cause of their problems and hard life and think that will help the community at all. I understand that his beliefs are his own, but how can we guarantee that he will not indoctrinate these boys with those same beliefs?

          • gn

            I definitely take your points as well! I would not support a Tommy Sotomayor-type misogynist teaching boys for the concerns you cite here. Just seems that per the article, the issue with Dr. Umar was limited to a disapproval of wild s*x, which to me doesn’t rise to the level of the foolishness and hate like that which is in “Be like Breezus” comment. But these are matters on which reasonable people can disagree; thank you very much for your respectful reply, and congratulations for your amazing professional accomplishments.

            • hollyw

              His belief that women’s psyches are in their vagin@s is also fundamental wrong and misogynistic. Not only does that imply the age-old objectification of women; he channels Freud in thinking that women are the weaker sex who are morally governed by their sexual practices, but makes no mention of men’s psyche or what their sexual preferences says about them. I’m going to research his theories more, but this article is troubling enough.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                You need to not rely on a site like this to get information. Things are taken out of context, information misconstrued etc.

                • hollyw

                  I’m not, and please believe that I have already started reviewing his ideology on his website. I’d already been introduced to Dr. Umar’s thoughts on Black education through colleagues, mostly positive; however, were not it for this article, I would not have reason to delve further into his works and how his possibly misogynistic views play into them, and so for that, I’m grateful for the article. Just a review of his theories myself will be able to tell me whether or not his quotes were misconstrued…

          • Blackhawk

            Misogyny isn’t a bigger issue than feminism. All leading communities around the world has some form misogynist culture.. and their communities thrive. The black community decapitated the black man as the head by the hands of black feminist and other outside forces.. you can see how that’s been working out for us.

            • gn

              But since when has feminism been all that inclusive of black women? Misogyny is a poor approach to continuing to progress our community. It’s divide and conquer. We’ll stand together, or hang separately.

              • Blackhawk

                Men have to be raised and groomed to be leaders and women need to be raised to nuture and support that ideal.. but black feminist have thought women in our community that she should be the head and men should only be there for financial reasons only.

                • 1Val

                  “Men have to be raised and groomed to be leaders and women need to be raised to nurture and support the ideal.” This comment would be accurate if most black men possessed resources to be financial providers and black women were raised to gold diggers. Neither premise is true.

                  • Mike

                    And that is why what Dr Umar Johnson is doing is necessary.

                    • 1Val

                      Speak for yourself dear because you are incapable of speaking for anyone else.

                • So women cannot (and should not) be groomed to be leaders as well?
                  Is their role only to sit on the sidelines and watch?
                  What is wrong with grooming BOTH to be leaders?

                  • Blackhawk

                    Men have always been the builders.. thats what God put us here to do. The black family and community is in shambles and needs to be rebuilt. Black women have a vital role in being nurturers and supporters. Its time you do more supporting then trying to compete or lead men. It doesn’t work.. support and groom men to be the leaders and watch how it will benefit both black man and woman

                    • This is 2014, not the prehistoric era.
                      Both men and women can be seen as builders.
                      We all go to school, we all should aspire to be great in our own separate ways.
                      We already live in a patriarchal society and look how lousy it treats its women. Women who want more than to sit on the sidelines to root for men shouldn’t have to be discouraged.
                      Instead of looking at women who want to be leaders as a threat, why not work side by side with them to achieve a greater society?

                    • Blackhawk

                      The black family and community was so much stronger in your so -called prehistoric era.. i wonder why

                    • Yes, because telling a woman that she should sit down, shut up and get dragged around by her hair made the community so much better. :/
                      There is nothing wrong with asking to be seen as an equal to a man instead of being his cheerleader.
                      Why is it so hard for you to understand that? Why is it so hard for you to support a woman who wants to achieve greatness instead of simply being a housewife, or your kitchen fairy?

                    • Cool

                      A woman is NOT equal to a man period. Why is it so hard for you to accept that? Why is it so hard for you to nurture and support your own family?

                    • Cool

                      what are you doing sitting on the sidelines? You should be nurturing and supporting your family.

                    • nate

                      The black community is matriarchal. Black women make more than black men and they are more educated. And yet black people own 1/2 of 1% of the wealth in this country. This is the same amount we owned during jim crow. Hows that woman leadership working out for us?

                    • 1Val

                      Why don’t you ask black men that question?

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      So what, you want to emasculate men? lol There needs to be some give and take, learn when to fall back as a woman and fall back as a man. Black communities are actually matriarchal and it’s not doing a very good job. I don’t mind a man being a leader, in fact it’s what I prefer, but with that there must be mutual respect. There are some things that men can do, that women just cannot do, why is that so hard for women to see this? Feminism has RUINED the Black community, alongside other initiatives.

                    • 1Val

                      A clueless female bereft of a romantic relationship extolling virtues of men. How terribly ironic with all of your arse kissing of black males yet you still can not find a man who will love you. lol.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      I’d like for you to prove that I’m single. I can’t wait for this!

                    • 1Val

                      Your posts already have.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      Nope. I spoke in generalities, that doesn’t indicate that I’m single or not, fail.

                    • 1Val

                      You protest too much.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      I asked you to prove that I was single, but you can’t. Nonetheless, I am attached to a Yoruba man, next.

                    • 1Val

                      Too easy. You are displaying your insecurity. Now about Boko Haram continuously kidnapping women and children in Nigeria. Oops, that’s white supremacy’s fault also.

                    • Willa Reynolds

                      Yesssss!!!!!! I applaud you Bro.!!

                  • Cool

                    No they shouldn’t. Their role is to NURTURE and support thier families.(oh nooooooooooooooooooo! anything but that)

                  • KeepingItReal

                    This is NOT a gender issue…this is a RACE issue. Stop “jockeying” for position as the head. Allow Dr. Umar Johnson to establish these academies and..if you are for the betterment of schools for young black people…then SUPPORT HIM. Who cares who leads?? I don’t. I have NO PROBLEM being a worker and a supporter. This is NO TIME for ego.

              • nate

                The black community isnt misogynistic, in fact the black community is a matriarchal community, while every other community around the world is patriarchal.

                Hows that working out for us?

                • gn

                  I disagree that there are no successful matriarchal communities in the world, but I do agree that the current formulation of our community leaves a lot to be desired. Countering the distrust and anger which some women feel towards men with simply expressing distrust and anger towards women isn’t a viable solution to me. It’s falling into the trap of divide and conquer. I realize that my comments may sound simplistic or even childish, but unity and coming together is a requirement for our progression. We don’t need to all agree on all things, but basic respect for each other between the sexes is a necessity. Pls beware of people who insist that black women are the enemy and need to be forcibly shoved aside. Thank you for the respectful disagreement.

            • 1Val

              The problem is black males who share your self defeatist attitude. Black women did not castrate emasculated males for many were born void of testicles and fortitude to survive in the world. Unfortunately, those males would be inadequate with or without black women.

              • Blackhawk

                Conscience brothers are waking up to the bullsh!t. More and more of these schools are going to go up.. and these young brothers are going to rebuild Black Wall Street. black feminist can fight against it all you want but this is happening.

                • 1Val

                  And therein lies the problem. It is the NEED for schools such as this announcing to the world black males failures to be men in their family.

                  • Imhotep Kemet

                    No, it is about the current educational system teaching lies and genocidal practices that we must remove our children from and teach them ourselves!!!

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    You need to be quiet; you sound irritatingly ignorant, much like the rest of your comments.

                    • 1Val

                      You need to dictate your behaviors because those are the only behaviors you can control.

                      Since you dislike my posts do not read them.

                      You can thank me later for solving your problem.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      I am dictating my behavior lol Come down from that high pedestal you’ve set yourself upon because you don’t meet it.

                    • 1Val

                      Once again, you need to dictate your behaviors because those are the only behaviors you can control.

                      Since you dislike my posts do not read them.

                      You can thank me later for solving your problem.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      I am dictating my behavior lol Come down from that high pedestal you’ve set yourself upon because you don’t meet it.

              • nate

                This is borderline white supremacist talk. We’re talking about building a school and youre talking about eugenics. Are you a white supremacist?

                • 1Val

                  Are you a white supremacist?

            • hollyw

              “The black community decapitated the black man as the head by the hands of black feminist and other outside forces…”
              What blatant anti-woman propaganda.

              If the black man got or allowed his head to be cut off, it wasn’t by the black woman, who is even further under the black man in society. I do believe your white masters did that to you (sometimes, literally), along with Jim Crow, the prison system, and you running upunder white women any time they let you. Finally grow up and take some own ownership and take back your manhood, man.

              • nate

                So
                1. Your white obviously.

                2. Black women currently make as much a white men. Do your research if you dont believe me.

                3. Your problem is black men getting with white women and that rubs you the wrong way since nobody said a single thing about white women.

                4. White people didnt go through slavery, or jim crow, or the prison system and yet more than half the people on welfare are white, so why dont they stand up and take ownership instead of begging?

                • hollyw

                  Oh, okay, well I guess since you’ve “figured me out” and tried to devalue my opinion as coming frm a white person, there’s really no need for me to even address your last the points. What I will say, though, is that you need to re-do your research sir/madame, to correct those extremely false notions about the wage gap and welfare. Also, it’s customary for the argumentor to cite their own research instead of requesting the reader ‘do their own’ to support your own ‘facts’. I’ll be waiting on those sources.

          • Indy Syder

            You all digging up his views are just using it as an excuse to cover up your BS of not wanting any program for black boys. That’s such garbage you’re speaking.

      • Dr. Fabulous

        You couldn’t be more incorrect. I have no children, out of wedlock or otherwise. I’m an ACTUAL doctor with 3 degrees. I have worked extremely hard with different mentoring programs for black youth and am in the process of starting a program for young black students interested in health careers. So I guess my hateful butt should just stick to helping people by being a doctor and changing lives.

        • KeepingItReal

          I applaud you for your achievements but I want to ask you one question. With all your credentials and “hard work”….do you think it’s a disservice to yourself…and the black community in general…that you didn’t have any children to pass on your wisdom and expertise?? I’m asking because one thing Dr. Umar Johnson speaks about is STRONG BLACK FAMILIES. To have three doctoral degrees (that probably benefit white society) but no intelligent, black children….that will benefit the black community (and the black race) is a shame. Dr. Umar Johnson is about strengthening US…not THEM.

          • Dr. Fabulous

            I am still of child-bearing age and planning to wait until I’m married to have children. Even though I don’t have children of my own, I do use my accomplishments and degrees to benefit other children in my family and community.

          • hollyw

            …what?? This is just getting crazy now, now we bashing black women for NOT having children out of wedlock lolol?? You assume she’s helping white kids and/or adults before even asking her what she does without even considering the possibility that she’s making fast more of an impact than making babies by reaching HUNDREDS of black children through TEACHING. Smdh I give up.

            • KeepingItReal

              Hold up….Hollyhoodrat…..NO WHERE in my comment did I mention “out of wedlock”. But…I see that’s what YOU saw. Why?? Because that’s how you THINK….and that’s probably how you LIVE. I know…I know…it’s UN-IMAGINABLE for black women to have kids WITHIN THE CONFINES OF MARRIAGE…so…when I mentioned having kids…you AUTOMATICALLY interpreted that as “out of wedlock”….damn shame…smh

              • hollyw

                Way to (poorly) redirect. Your point was weak and obviously faulty, in addition to not realizing that DR. FABULOUS stated waiting to have children until marriage. You are the one to automatically assume a black woman’s furthest impact is clearly through opening her legs, and didn’t even ask of she was married first, dummy smh. Get a life and make a real impact in the black community instead of perpetuating the same stereotypes as the hood by supporting misogynistic ideals and trying to denigrate black women who disagree with you. Good luck!

        • I asked do you have a plan to help young black boys and you didn’t answer it. I’ll take that as a huge “NO”. And what doctor has time to be on the internet all day debating issues about black people? Shouldn’t you be busy saving lives? LOL! You women are the biggest liars ever. Each of you claim to have 3 degrees and make tons of money but every year the Census releases there poverty report black women always are 1st in living below the poverty line. Tell ya what! How about negro women stop spreading their legs for every man they meet and embrace good values to pass on to their children.

          • 1Val

            I have a plan to help young black boys. It is a fool proof plan. It is plan my husband and I implemented with our son. The greatest help young black boys need is to have two loving, supportive, engaged parents fully invested ensuring their children’s futures. In other words, reared your children. It is just that simple.

            • Ok, fine. That’s all good and well. Now take that plan and spread throughout the beauty salons, abortion clinics and other places negro women hang out.

              • nate

                This is how I know 1Val is an agent. This cool breeze person is talking reckless about black women and 1Val didnt even try to check him. I wouldnt be surprised if they were the same person.

                • 1Val

                  Only a fool argues with a fool. Take note.

            • That’s good. But kids still need an education, and everyone can’t homeschool their children. Even children with 2 parents need an education. {{-_-}}

            • KeepingItReal

              You do realize Jeffrey Dahmer, Eliot Roger (Isla Vista Shooter), and Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook shooter) all were raised in TWO PARENT HOMES…just saying. Also…parents are supposed to teach life skills and ethics…teachers teach SUBJECT MATTER. It is NOT…nor has it ever been…the responsibility of parents to teach their children Biology, English Literature, Calculus, etc. Mayn…I’m having fun making you look stupid on this site…lol

              • nate

                See how fun this is?

              • 1Val

                Apparently, you haven’t read my posts. But carry on showing your rear while desperately seeking my attention.

            • Imhotep Kemet

              It would be that simple in an ideal world. However, in a world where most people of color receive inferior education, it is not that easy. You seem to be educated, and thinking in your proper mindset. I grew up in the projects in NYC. I was bused to a white school because I was too advanced academically for the neighborhood school. The curriculum in that school was dictated by state government with the intent to keep us behind. That is why we must educate our own!!!

        • Guestest

          Please DO NOT listen to anything Cool Breeze has to say, ever! He is a very hateful and mean spirited person!

          • Willa Reynolds

            Another misrepresentation of his words. Cool Breeze appears to be a very passionate, intelligent man who has been one of many victims to the plight of African Men. Why are bloggers attempting to cause division here, on a smaller scale. Listen and Understand if you are capable. It’s obvious that many only hear themselves and don’t see the big picture. This program is not directly about Women, so cannot understand all the interjection. Especially knowing that a program like this will allow many African Women to Love her African MAN knowing and believing he can be the protector and provider she ultimately needs in wants.

            • Guestest

              Are you insane? I will never listen to anyone who refers to me and my fellow sistas as n*gga b*tches.! EVER! You can get your point across with out being rude and disrespectful. Don’t reply back to me because you are just like him!!

        • Congrats. But how many schools have you built tho? {{-_-}}

      • 1Val

        If black men want to improve the state of black boys let them begin with their blood. If you are a black father parent your children. If you are a black brother be a great uncle. If you are a black husband love your wife. Its not a difficult concept be responsible by loving and protecting your own. If a black man does not master concept of family he will never understand idea of community. Therein lies collective problem in black community family breakdown. You are too quick to blame women for males failures to be men. If men are busying doing and being what they are supposed to be they would not have time to applaud another black man for doing what they ought to be doing themselves. No self respecting man wants another man being a bigger influence on his children then he their father.

        • Tell thAt to women who can’t keep their legs closed long enough to determine whether a man is a good role model or not. The type of black men that you women sleep with couldn’t get any play in other communities.

          • 1Val

            Aren’t you the provocateur? lol. Lets agree that women should address women’s issues and men should speak to men concerning men’s issues. Unless you are a black woman speaking to black women’s issues I find it extremely difficult to value your critique.

            • Ask me if I care whether you value my opinion or not. Because whether u admit it or not, u choose to respond to my post. I didn’t respond to yours. I didn’t seek you out. And as for women speaking on women issues, lol, if you were speaking on women’s issues and having an honest discussion about it instead of playing the blame game, you women wouldn’t be having so many kids out of wedlock raising them in poverty and blaming it on black men instead of looking in the mirror and be accountable for your choices.

              • 1Val

                You can only speak to what you know. I’m truly sorry that has been your lot in life.

                • deflection at its finest.

                  • 1Val

                    No dear. It is dismissal at its finest.

                    • Cool

                      Deflection. You didn’t address the point.

                      “if you were speaking on women’s issues and having an honest discussion about it instead of playing the blame game, you women wouldn’t be having so many kids out of wedlock raising them in poverty and blaming it on black men instead of looking in the mirror and be accountable for your choices”

            • Cool

              so why are you addressing mens issues? Maybe because your a feminist hypocrite?

        • Imhotep Kemet

          Where were you raised and what is your nationality (‘ethnicity’)???

          • 1Val

            If you have read any of my posts I have stated my nationality and ethnicity.

      • hollyw

        What did she/he say that was “hateful”? Your rhetoric seemed more hateful than anything. The internet has really encouraged the lack of common decency in discourse smh…

      • Mike

        Wow that was really harsh but…I agree with everything you said!

      • Indy Syder

        On one hand, they whine about black men being unproductive and violating black women. On the other hand, they get mad when programs are started to help them become better men who aren’t committing crimes against black women. At the end of the day, you’re seeing the selection of black women who are as useful as cancer and diabetes.

    • KeepingItReal

      Because homosexuality is WRONG!!!!!! Too many black people have been brainwashed by white racist pedophiles. They have over se3ualized our young girls and turned the boys gay and it is WRONG!!!!!! Fugg that. Somebody needs to say it.

      • Donza Stanley Pennywell

        This is true, that is why we see so many on television now.

      • Willa Reynolds

        Just talk with Dave Chappelle. He knows what’s up. Always trying to put African Men in Dresses. The ones that conform, rise to stardom and Financial Success. Isn’t that Ironic.

    • Imhotep Kemet

      I know most intellectuals do not believe in the words of the Most High Creator of the Universe. State run public schools teach there is no Creator. Doctor Umar is neither a homophobe nor a misogynist. He merely understands that those practices are detrimental to the society at large! Only people who choose to participate in these abominable practices object!

      Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them
      have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

    • Roscoe Jenkins

      who said his school is going to be based on homophobia and misogynystic guidance. If you don’t support him, who do you support? Do you kids attend public school?

    • hollyw

      Thank you. It’s so sad to see some Black people desperate to take something given out for free. Like, have some friggin’ pride and integrity, for God’s sake.

    • nate

      You arent, however given the work dr umar has done in philadelphia public schools for black and brown children, its very difficult to discredit what hes saying. His point is that homosexuality in the black community was infact planned by the Rockefeller world population council in 1969 as a means to control the black population. So he’s not being homophobic, hes telling the truth. But you can look it up if you need proof. So what organizations are you currently supporting for the betterment of black people if I might ask?

  • gn

    This is a well-written article, but I disagree with the conclusion. Unless s*xuality is on the curriculum for young boys (and it should not be) his beliefs about mature subject matters, views which I disagree with btw, are totally irrelevant. It’s time for black people to focus on ourselves and the emergency state of our community IMO. We can’t afford to get caught up in extraneous issues or waste time bickering about the culture wars. What does his disagreement with rough/wild s*x and g*y s*x have to do with his ability to teach children? I think it’s a waste of energy to try to police adult personal preference either way.

    • Guest

      No! His intentions are not good. The problem is people like yourself who assume that just because somebody claims to be trying to do something to better the black community, that they must be telling the truth. Umar has not even given adequate credentials to show where he got his education from. He’s hustling. And, hustlers know how to use certain language to trigger reactions and get “donations” to get paid and get fame/public attention. “Black Man’s problem” is a great trigger and been used as a hustle for over a century. It’s not only his ideas about homosexuality, but his obvious sexism and misogyny that can contribute to the perpetual devaluation of black women in their own communities. So your suggestion about not being so worried about Kimye is not relevant. I’m not worried about it, and most of the black people I know aren’t worried about it. But, I am concerned about this focusing on the futures of young black men only, and then isolating them in these environments where patriarchy and hyper-masculinity are offered, and used to make the community more hostile to black women. We are ALL part of this black community, not just black men.

      • gn

        I have no problem with people questioning his educational credentials as well as looking closely at his plans in order to determine whether this is a hustle or display of misogyny. With you there. However IMO what’s offered in this article (his disagreement with certain types of s*x) is irrelevant to his ability to teach black boys.

      • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

        YOU ARE LIAR!! HIS Credentials are ALL OVER HIS WEBSITES YOUTUBE AND Whatever Rock you wanna turn over!! If you are concerned about him being a “hustler” What are YOU DOING TO HELP THE BLACK YOUTH AGENDA?? WHAT WILL HE DO, HIDE 35 BUILDINGS IN HIS MOMMA BASEMENT! GTFOH!! SOMEBODY HAS THE NERVE TO STAND UP AND TRY TO MAKE A BIG CHANGE AND HERE COME THE HATERS! IM SO DAMN SICK OF BASELESS BACKBONELESS REHTORIC From Unproductive Blowhards its ridiculous!! What are YOUR PLANs?? Please Share. “/

        • Guest

          Excuse me? What am I doing?! I just received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California, and I have returned to teach high school students in the Atlanta Public School system, instead of taking a professorship in the Ivory Tower, although I had that option. I wanted to make a better public school system for African-American children and those deprived. I can already tell you have not done anything for your community, especially considering your inability to make your subject and verbs agree, and to speak without cursing. You are merely a contributing factor to the disintegration of the community by internalizing misogyny and and not educating yourself. #KnowYourRole

          • Jen

            Everyone on the Net can have a damn Ph.D …. You can be anything you want on this here blog, and let’s just say you have a Ph.d …… why are you wasting your time on entertainment blog sites such as this ? Why ??? Let me guess because your bored huh ??? Yeah right… keep ya titles and shyt to yaself. That only works on the ignorant sheep that think saying they have a Master’s Ph.D yada yada yada really makes a difference to basic common damn sense…. and subject verb agreement GTFOH with the BS… this is a entertainment blog. If you want to give scholarly reviews on comments… try going to Harvard Business review or something.. Folks kill me trying to correct grammar on a damn entertainment blog… this is not the place for all of that

            • imjustsaying

              Tell it like is sista shiiiiiiiiittttt

            • Guest

              Because unfortunately, this is where people seem to be the most lost and need the most help. You are also a symptom of the problem. Your first reaction was to belittle my accomplishments and assume that they are lies. Meanwhile, you and the other lady, have yet to tell me where Umar received his education, yet you defend him. MMMmm ok. And, if scholarly conversations should only be regulated to Harvard Business Review, then you are also suggesting that companies and institutions that cater to majority white audiences are the only place scholarly conversations can and should happen, which ultimately suggests that you believe in black intellectual inferiority. And, you are also the same person supporting Umar Johnson,which says a lot about your ignorance and his, because you value what he has to say. (By the way the assumption that I must be bored is interesting, so what does that make you for responding to me. )HAHAHA…looks like I won this round.#OVERIT #DONE #FINISHED

              • Zoe Lovesherlife Spencer

                Dr. Johnson is certified as a school psychologist by THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. Being certified is a rigorous process that requires those who wish to be certified to submit credentials to the licensing board, which include certified official sealed transcripts, copies of practice/hours certifications, and CEU’s in the discipline annually for re-certification. He is practicing at the present time which means that his credentials are on file and notice of his license is open to the public. He must IN FACT posses a Doctorate in Psychology from a accredited institution to be certified and licensed to practice in the State. If you wish to verify that you can contact the Pennsylvania State Health Licensing Board.

                • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                  Respect.

                • patrice rush

                  Thank You!!

                • True

                  What does that have to do with him being qualified as a teacher, principal, curriculum writer?

                  • Zoe Lovesherlife Spencer

                    First, if you read, my “reply” was to questions about how another reader knows that Dr. Johnson’s credentials are a fact. Hence my post.
                    However, still my answer to your question (if it was directed at my reply) is two fold. First, it makes him wise enough to know about the issues facing black youth in education and the limitations and impact of the public school curriculum, institution, and policy on young boys and to be versed in both developmental and cognitive theories that relate and are essential to teaching and learning, which gives him the expertise and experience to ensure that his school addresses those particular issues and limitations. Second, his understanding of racism and its effects on teaching and learning allows him to consider that in establishing a mission and a protocol for his school. And third, it makes him smart enough to know, as you should, that founding a school does not mean that he will either be the principal, teacher, or curriculum writer- but that he must hire those to both develop and carry out the function of educating our youth.
                    If you don’t like him say so, but don’t try to ask superficial and irrelevant questions to derail those who are laying out facts.

                • Ebonyelle Franklin

                  He’s NATIONALLY CERTIFIED and he offers assistance to parents across the nation who need an independent evaluation of their children if the schools are trying to rail road them into special education programs when they don’t belong there. Every interview that I’ve heard him on, he publicly gives his phone number for contact should parents need assistance or letters written to protect theirs and their children’s rights when it comes to this.

                • Some Background

                  No, that’s not true. No doctorate is required to be certified as a school psychologist. Umar Johnson worked as a Philly public school psychologist for five years BEFORE gaining his doctorate.

              • Guest Attorney

                only be *relegated to Harvard Business Review

              • BreezeJC

                Haha, yep I believe you, because you talk like me. Poor them.

                I as well am worried about further hyper-masculinization among young black men, but almost equally as worried about increasing effeminization. Do you not see any issues with effeminization in the community, increasing or otherwise? I think the epidemic isn’t just the homosexual sex, but the altogether abandoning of male roles and having a detrimental effect on the BM-BW collectivity. Exhaustive answers to these questions have a lot to do with ones outlook on the role of fatherhood and what actually constitutes manhood and if legitimate manhood can co-exist with a homosexual identity…only time will tell. Dr. Umar does preach against further proliferation of homosexual lifestyle (not saying it’s a choice diff topic) but I don’t think he demonizes gays as people, also, I doubt these lectures will be in the curriculum. I think there’s constructive ways to instill black self esteem and masculinity that don’t involve preaching against homosexuality specifically.

            • NBWX3

              Wow. Clap back

            • Wa Mu

              REAL TALK!!! 😀

            • True

              If everyone can have a PhD, then so can “Dr” Umar Johnson. You are so lame….

          • blogger no blogging

            correct me if I’m wrong, but as a public school teacher, don’t you have to spend most of your time prepping kids for standardized tests? These same standardized tests that have us ranked outside of the top 15 (and falling) as a country. We need something to build our men up, no just pass them along… i applaud ALL teachers for taking such a thankless job, however it will take much more than ONE good teacher to break white supremacy.

          • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

            First of all, My Role? What role is that? You know absolutely NOTHING about what I have done for my community! And I don’t need to prove a damn thing to you! But I will say, I AM VERY EDUCATED! Fast txting may not exemplify that, but who the hell cares? Don’t make me apart of your ignorant rhetoric! I said you are a LIAR about his credentials and YOU ARE!! ARE YOU MAD SIMPLY BECAUSE HE BEAT YOU TO THE PUNCH WITH OPENING UP A SCHOOL FIRST?? WHO SHOULD TRUST YOU?! WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT YOUR “OPTIONS”!!!! YOU NEED TO HUMBLE YOURSELF AND STAY IN YO’ LANE!! KNOW YOUR PLACE!! IF YOUR PART OF THE PROBLEM NOT THE SOLUTION!! YOU ARE A FUCKIN’ WANNABE!!

            • patrice rush

              Im sorry but how would you know about his credentials and whats the point of pointing this.put when public school has not only put black children at a disadvantaged but the whole damned U.S population is one of the most dumbed down population in the civilized world

            • True

              He hasn’t opened up a school yet. Doesn’t even have the money to buy the property. He is right at the kitchen table with everyone else.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                We’ll find out next week if we’ve won the bid!

            • lance

              You need to calm down and learn how to counter argue. You are using all caps to prove how emotional you are and you lose credibility.I am wondering are you a black woman? Because the first thing a black woman says I am so educated just make your statement and keep it moving.

          • hollyw

            *wheeeeew* Shut HIS mouth, okay lol?? I was gone add that credential mean nothing, as any determined quack with an agenda can get a certificate, and one woman in my cohort at Columbia was a willful racist who got her MA in clinical psychology. Thank God she sticks to cancer research instead of spreading her bigotry to the public…

          • Odimir Stadard

            You are not doing a DARN thing!

          • coptic777

            So basically unlike Dr. Johnson you have not done ANYTHING!

          • WomanManySeas

            You honestly think working in these school districts is going to bring on change? Your going to get burned out quick with the politics of their games when it comes to our youth. My Aunt now has her Doctorate and plans on owning a school. Because she knows she’ll NEVER have true control standing behind a desk, teaching LIES to black children

            • DoinMe

              Preach! I was a teacher for a public school and left because it’s all one big joke. If black teachers truly want to make change in lives of black kids, they need to pool together to start their own schools. The public school system is nothing but a pipeline to put our kids in prison. They are failing on purpose.

          • Prophet-Floyd Anthony Barber

            Booing the “Guest” all day long! Booing you!

          • Dixon Yalips

            Butr you are being critical AS A GUEST. Easy for cowards to hide behind anonymity

          • kemet

            how about opening a school instead of tearing down another person of color…. How about actually putting in some work as opposed to creating this hostile enviorment. Race 1st over all else

        • Guest

          Oh, yes, and while you are so busy “sharing,” please share where he went to school and received his credentials. You didn’t bother to mention them. Please share where his received his doctorate?

          • Jen

            You sound like a damn idiot ! SMH ……

          • Imhotep Kemet

            Why do intellectuals like you feel the need to be ‘accredited’ by Caucasian Universities? The truth about the grand achievements of our ancestors are not taught in these schools. His story, not true history, is the fare that is dished out in those schools. Doctor Umar Johnson is qualified to teach boys of color to be proud to be boys of color, instead of thinking they have to ‘act white’ in order to succeed!

            • Okay, I have grown tired of the term ‘acting white’.
              What is it that white people do that is any different than blacks and Asians? Raise a family, going to school, get a job, starting your business ?
              Last I checked this is something everyone should aspire no matter what race you are.

              • KjB

                I don’t know about “acting white” but some black people do hold in higher esteem the qualities and standards of the way white people do things than what does come more natural to people of color. Some black folks think that we assimilate to their standards that the will accept us. Their standards of beauty, education, opportunity, to how we raise our children are the standards “they” set and we try so hard to follow…even our men have drank the koolade when it comes to choosing a partner. Even denying that that there are cultural differences within the races and nationalities of the world makes it evident that unconsciously some folks make comparatives using “white” standards.

                • Imhotep Kemet

                  Well said! On my job I talked to many people on the telephone before I met them. Nine times out of ten, when I met them, they said, “I thought you were white!” Just because I enunciate my words distinctly and properly! I do not speak in ebonics! That is why I say ‘acting white.’ Believe me I know better!!! My ancestors are the originators of all higher learning. I do not need anyone to validate this for me because I have done extensive study in this field!

                  • Keke Wood

                    Lol, people say the same thing to me all the time!! :p

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    Nothing wrong with Ebonics. Read up on linguistics or AAVE.

              • Blackhawk

                If the first thing that came to your head when he said “acting white” was, you words….. Raise a family, going to school, get a job, starting your business ? Then you are more lost than i thought.

                • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                  Africans invented those things. If you have no African examples of that, then maybe MadameNoire should stop focusing on homosexuality and orgasms and focus on African culture. Just a thought?
                  China Town. German Town. Sex-Obsessed Money Depressed Ghetto. Maybe Dr. Umar is onto something MadameNoir. You weren’t saying anything when all these “New Black” articles were coming out. Well most Black people are on the continent of Africa and Dr. Umar is doing the right thing. Those brothers and sisters have been waiting to tag in to the economic and cultural fight.
                  Africans Stand Up!
                  And the vitriolic saltiness is ridiculous. He’s not supposed to Tout Frederick Douglass? Did the white editor at Essence write this propaganda?

                  • 1Val

                    Why haven’t economic stability come to Africa? How many caste systems, ethnic and tribal warfare are occurring preventing stable governments? I hardly think citing Africa as utopia to African Americans is the solution.

                    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                      Why is Africa Underdeveloped? Probably had something to do Europeans and Arabs kidnapping, raping, marrying only to steal exploit and sell resources and people, empowering desperate war mongers to kill each other. I don’t know same way we got over here from Africa? Same way the LAPD keeps the drug war going? Maybe you need to double down and pay this Dr. Johnson to start an adult school. Because you are asking remedial African education questions. And ask for a refund from whoever skipped over those parts in history. Your textbooks are Racially slanted to the point of asking first grade questions.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      1Val is a troll or paid agent. Anytime we see someone only berating people and spouting erroneous drivel, we know he/she is a paid agent, inserting nonsense into the conversation! I enjoy engaging them though because truth stands on its own, and will always dispel falsehood!!!

                    • 1Val

                      And then you went to the left. Pity.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      There is no left or right, Only truth and falsehood!!!

                    • nate

                      Tribal warfare is not unique to Africa. It has gone on for centuries all over the earth, that is nothing new. Do your research on the barren wasteland that is Eastern Europe. In fact, a recent study showed that of the top 10 healthiest, safest countries, at least 5 are in Africa. Also Kenya and Nigeria are slated to become middle class societies by 2018 while more than half of Americans are currently living below the poverty line with more than half of welfare and food stamp recipients being white people.

                    • 1Val

                      How interesting. You are still addressing my posts when I have repeatedly told you there is nothing that you can type to me that will alter my stance.

                    • nate

                      Ill take your response as you having nothing further to contribute to the conversation.

                      I find it interesting that when facts are brought to the table you run from them, yet you’ll have ongoing debates with those not as versed on the subject matter.

                      Again, im not here to convince you of anything. Im here to expose the fact that you are an agent specifically put here to spread misinformation and derail the efforts of this school.

                      1Val im still waiting on a link to your program that will benefit the black community. I just find it strange that while dr umar is trying to improve the black community with “faux credentials” yet you have a “phd” and not a single program to show for it, not even a link.

                      Yet dr umar is the inferior one. Hilarious.

                    • 1Val

                      Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

                    • nate

                      You’ve been exposed.

                    • 1Val

                      As am I, waiting on a link to your program that will benefit the black community. I never mentioned Dr. Umar’s credentials in any of my posts. Nor did I state mine.

                      Feel free to post your link.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      Africa is in the state it is in because of Western meddling! The US, Israel, and the European nations foment trouble by selling guns to both sides and instigating trouble between the two, in order to steal the vast mineral wealth of the continent! Libyan leader Moammar Khadaffi was uniting Africa with a currency backed by gold in order to wean them off of Western bloodsucking IMF bankers and he was murdered. We are no longer naive to the workings of the Western powers!

                    • 1Val

                      I see. So in your opinion, African dictators have not contributed at all to the detriment of their nations?

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      They are bribed and do not have the internal fortitude to resist!

                    • 1Val

                      Thank you for acknowledging that truth.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      I acknowledge all truth! Truth is the universal principal of the Most High Creator! It is the only thing that stands on its own merit!

                    • nate

                      Thats actually untrue. Many african presidents are installed by the IMF in a effort to funnel resources out of that country. The moment that president doesnt go along with the program, they are assassinated or america/europe finances rebels to overthrow that government.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      True, but many are also installed by the Western powers to rob their own people. We cannot deny truth! Both realities happen!

                      “Many african presidents are installed by the IMF in a effort to funnel resources out of that country.”

                      That means that they are paid to rob their countries’ resources then fail to do so! They are assassinated for failure to keep their end of the bargain!

                    • nate

                      You gotta read this book called dambisa moyo called dead aid.
                      She talks about how african countries are under constant civil unrest because of that very phenomenon you bring up. Foreign governments sign over millions of unregulated dollars to these countries. Theyre essentially blank checks to whoever is in power. This is why there are so many coup d’é·tat’s. Theyre fighting to cease power so they can get the check. Which is what any country would do (does) with unregulated money. We just have to be careful not to point fingers and say “Well whats wrong with africa?”like other continents arent doing the same thing. No. Why are these foreign countries sending dead aid with zero regulation knowing that this will spread civil unrest?

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      Thank you for this recommendation!

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      They do so in order to steal the mineral wealth! I agree with you that it is the Western powers that bribe the leaders of these nations however, we cannot overlook the fact that it is their greed that helps to destroy their nations.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      IMF= Western/White European powers

                    • Anonymous

                      Gaddafi was an Arabist clown. Talk about a fkn agent. You had me til you mentioned that ho.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      The fact that this needs to be answered for you, means you shouldn’t be questioning Dr. Umar, real talk.

                  • Jack Reacher

                    Well said. Our time is now… the coons, bedwenches and buckdancers will sweat and perish..

              • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                This is an African school. You know like the ancient Kushite trade empires. Negropeans need to shut up seriously. This is an African school. If you want to use semantics like black and white dont include Asians who still have their own culture. Hell you ever been to China Town? Africans been here 500 years and dont have one Little Timbuktu.
                Go to the PanAsian Chamber of Commerce with that we’re all the same garbage but dont sell it to your own people as we get gentrified bleach our skin, spend our children’s college tuition on European and Asian cars and hair and clothes. Seriously grow up.

                • 1Val

                  You cite its an African school as if Africa is a utopia for black people. Please spare us empty rhetoric of Asians being unaffected by white hegemony. Asians just like blacks bleach their skins(those parasols they like to carry is to prevent tanning because having dark skin is a sign of lower caste, are fully vested in cosmetic surgeries to enlarge their eyes, build their noses and elongate their legs, pay small fortunes to learn American English to compete in global economy. Asians like other ethnic groups are willing forfeiting their culture so they are not the measuring stick to shame black people.

                  • nate

                    The asian community has a separate economy all to themselves which protects them from systemic white supremacy. This is why there arent large swaths of asians that are unemployed this is why there arent large swaths of asians in jail. In fact, the largest benefactors of small business loans are asian people. These same loans are denied to black people. So we are systematically pushed out from benefits that can help us, but other groups can just sign up. What they do cosmetically is neither here nor there because the wealth they accrue and the education they acquire does not leave their community. That should be our focus.

                    • 1Val

                      Again, you are addressing my posts after I have repeatedly told you that there is nothing that you can type to alter my stance.

                    • nate

                      Point to the sentence where I stated that I was here to change your mind. You made an incorrect comment and I educated you.

                    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                      You’re speaking to a wall. ANd the lone idiot in the room. Probably a white person or a boogie negro that loves looking down on people in the ghetto. Probably down for “the swirl” to save us.

                    • nate

                      1Val is an agent. And 1Val knows I know shes and agent. Shes pissed because that game shes running isnt working over here. This is how you expose agents. Dont go back and forth with them, just ask them to show proof. They never do. They get a kick out of going back and forth with people who dont know what theyre talking about but the moment you ask them to put up or shutup, they crawl back into their caves. Just ask 1Val to show proof. She’ll shutup everytime.

                    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                      Even worse we have to deal and analyze racism 24/7 because its real life, life or death. These trolls get on the internet and treat debating anti-African racism online with us like its intellectual masturbation. – American African Wake Up Call

                    • nate

                      Theyre getting paid to do this. Go look at sites like 4chan. Go check out operation lolipop. They sit up on message boards and plot this stuff. You have to be mentally obsessed with black people to do some of the stuff they do. And they are. if you saw a race of people who have been here the longest, endured the most, built every damn thing under the sun, created language and modern medicine, gotten all of europe out of the dark ages at a time when white people slept in the same room with their animals and just by purely existing, can wipe out your entire genetic race, you would be actively working to get rid of them too.

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      Hotep!

                    • Jack Reacher

                      This is true…

                    • 1Val

                      Who are you to show anything to?

                    • nate

                      You are addressing my posts after I have repeatedly told you that there is nothing that I can type to alter your incompetence.

                    • 1Val

                      Again, who are you to show anything to?

                    • Rose Horsey

                      I pity you!!!

                    • 1Val

                      As if you could. lol.

                    • nate

                      Ive been doing a rather good job at it. If I havent, refute my comment then. What did I say that was inaccurate?

                    • 1Val

                      Oh dear. As if I have to address any comments you make to me. I not you determine if you typed anything worthy of my rebut.

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    One has nothing to do with the other, fail.

                • Anonymous

                  What African Americans bleach their skin? I’ve been African American all my life and have never heard of anyone in the community bleaching their skin.

                  Everything else you said is on point though.

              • Imhotep Kemet

                The system, including the media, portrays a certain image that is detrimental to people of color. Read Propaganda by Jacques Ellul and you will understand how images shown on television form the opinions of the unlearned masses!!! I just say ‘acting white’ because that is what most people of color can relate to!

                • Rose Horsey

                  We only been with them for 500 years, give or take!!!

            • AlwaysBlossom

              Because they seek White approval

            • Guest Attorney

              But didn’t Umar also receive his accreditation from Caucasian universities?

            • Keke Wood

              Agreed!!!!

          • Ajamu

            You have to be kidding right? You must want to see your people on the bottom for perpetuity. I applaud Dr. Umar Johnson and I support any African brother or sister who is willing to step up and educate our kids and break this cycle of white supremacy. Like Dr. Neely Fuller says, “If you do not understand white supremacy and racism and how it works, anything that you think you understand will only confuse you. And you are very confused! I would hate to see you teaching a class of African American children, they would definitely turn out to be a bunch of sellouts!!!!

        • True

          What are YOU doing?? Or are you waiting patiently for Dr. Johnson to teach your children for you?

        • T Barnes

          No they’re not. I just looked. He does not say where he went to school at all. I’ve read that he has 6 degrees. How do you have 6 degrees but not one school listed?

      • Blackhawk

        I will be giving a good donation today to help this happen.. and I will contact other donors to give as well. Dr Umar I salute you brother.. this is exactly what we need all across the country.

        • 1Val

          No. It is not what we need to have all over this country. Sigh. Dr. Umar has discovered his niche and it is simply capitalising on inadequacies within our community. Prior to advent of civil rights movement black people managed to rear children, preserve family,retain their freedom, valued education and maintained work ethic. So its not a money issue since collectively we did not have any as people.

          What we need are common sense to know when we are being exploited and by whom. You are applauding and saluting Dr. Umar whereas I am ashamed that the “need” exists. I’m certain you have relatives to donate to. Again, it begins with family.

          Some of today’s young men are such a disappointment who possess your mentality. My father was extremely proud to announce to whomever would listen that he not the government or anyone paid for his ALL of his children’s educations. I could go to any of my uncles for advice, money and support. My grandfathers prided themselves on property retention distributing generational wealth. None of these men whined about what black women were or weren’t in society, all of them stayed married to one woman as well as provided and protected their children. The idea some other man would dare tell them how to rear their children would have been offensive to them. Yet you and your ilk view it as a glorious event. smh

          • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

            That’s GOOD FOR YOU! Everybody does not have that kind of support system! We don’t live in that era anymore. WAKE UP! The black family unit has been dismantled and for all the ones who have fallen in that crack, from drug infiltration into our communities, mass incarceration for little or no reason, economic inefficiency and lack of competent education is just for starters to what we have endured. Dr. Umar is TRYING TO DO SOMETHING!! IF NOT HIM WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN? STOP BEING SO SELF-RIGHTEOUS!

            • 1Val

              Ena, that is too easy of an out for you state that fallacy. I live in same era that you do. I just like you have impressionable black male children within my family who know they can come to me for encouragement, support, advice and money. So every black family isn’t apathetic to their kin. Stop projecting our collective inaction on society at large.

              • nate

                And this black family chooses to support a school that will teach those impressionable black males in your family. Yet, youre against this with no factual evidence as to why.

                • 1Val

                  As if I must explain my rationale to you. Surely, you jest.

          • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

            If You had NO ONE TO TURN TO, LIKE SO MANY OF OUR YOUNG BLACK MEN? WHAT WOULD YOU DO? WHERE WOULD YOU BE? WHAT WOULD YOU NEED? WHERE WOULD YOU LOOK FOR HELP?

            • 1Val

              Black boys are not bereft of families.

              • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                If you say you can have a family without American African Fathers. Your son and daughter are hearing you loud and clear. Here comes the gangs and the bastard children because we don’t know what positive male cooperation looks like.

                • 1Val

                  You have addressed your post to the wrong commenter. I suggest you speak to someone else who shares that worldview.

          • Truth teller

            You sound very, very ignorant. Other ethnic groups do things like this for their people all the time. I would know, I’m white. But when black people do it, you look down on it? I don’t get it. But hey, I guess I’m not supposed to since I’m not from your culture.

            • 1Val

              What is ignorant is conceding to systemic racism by retreating to re-segregation of our schools. What is ignorant is allowing mainstream to dictate public school agendas for our children. What is ignorant is black people paying into public educational system but stifling our voice. Obviously, you have your agenda and I have mine. I’ll be damn if my tax dollars build and support public schools but I’m going to send my black child to an alternative “black” school because bigots aren’t being held accountable and force to do their jobs of educating ALL children.

              • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                Its 2014. The schools are already segregated based on income and living places. Chicago. Baltimore. D.C. Some reports say more segregated than ever. Thats what private schools and “special education” was started for. Have you been living under a rock? Do you not know who Michelle Alexander is?

                And that says nothing of the non-African curriculums. How am I supposed to visit where I came from before slavery and I can only speak Chinese, Spanish, English, or German or French.
                It seems you are the ignorant and intolerant one. As always the first person to name call and label is really reflecting their own inadequacies. Shame on you.

                • 1Val

                  Great you do know which year it is. For a minute there I thought you were stuck in 1944. Here’s what I know a defeated black person can not lead a revolution. So shame on you.

                  • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                    What language are you speaking? Where can you pay a black person to teach a black girl or boy to pass on that language? Nowhere. After 500 years slaving being kidnapped and raped and being the only group that never had a group economic plan or reparations, after we marched and showed the world “civil rights” for tolerance and equality. Here you are saying Black people should keep begging other cultures while not reviving what was stolen from us. As we slide into “Hot Ghetto Mess” and “Bleaching” and “Weaves” and “TeamLightSkin”. No shame on you. onye ocha

                    • 1Val

                      You are truly delusional with your myopic worldview. Newsflash black people have not cornered the market on self hatred. Again, other ethnic groups bleach their skins, wear weaves and or team light skin.

                    • Ezra Taylor

                      But we are at the bottom of the barrel. Blacks are despised all over the world. We can even support a man that wants to educate our children. I have to fight tooth and nail in the computing filed. I over hear my colleagues expressing noting but disdain towards blacks. Especially black men. T

                    • 1Val

                      Is this what this topic is about for you dealing with stressors of racism?

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      Job Chapter 30.
                      1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
                      2 Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?
                      3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
                      4 Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat.
                      5 They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;)
                      6 To dwell in the clifts of the valleys, in caves of the earth, and in the rocks.
                      7 Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.
                      8 They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth.
                      9 And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword.
                      10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
                      11 Because he hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have also let loose the bridle before me.
                      12 Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet, and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction.
                      13 They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper.
                      14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.
                      15 Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud.
                      16 And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me.
                      17 My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
                      18 By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.
                      19 He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
                      20 I cry unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
                      21 Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
                      22 Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my substance.
                      23 For I know that thou wilt bring me to death, and to the house appointed for all living.
                      24 Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.
                      25 Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
                      26 When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
                      27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
                      28 I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in the congregation.
                      29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.
                      30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
                      31 My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.

              • KeepingItReal

                You are “fighting” too hard against this man’s brilliant idea. That’s how black people know HE IS THE TRUTH. He$$…I’ve never seen you fight this hard (on posts) when dealing with black on black crime, drugs, promiscuity and a host of other NEGATIVE things. Hmmmm…I wonder why?? Actually…nevermind….I KNOW why….lol

                • 1Val

                  You are “fighting” too hard for this man’s idea. Hmmm, I wonder why it is that white people know their truth of Dr. Johnson’s being an agent for their separatist agenda. I’ve never seen you fight this hard on posts dealing with white on white crime, drugs(meth is truly out of control in trailer parks), promiscuity(sisters wives, serial monogamists, pedophilia) and a host of other NEGATIVE things…. I wonder why??? Actually..nevermind… I KNOW why….lmbao

                  • KeepingItReal

                    Lol…. “white people know their truth of Dr. Johnson’s being an agent…”. You just told on yourself…IDIOT. Mayn….you’re not even semi-intelligent….

                    • 1Val

                      Yes, because I live for your approval. It goes along with that inferiority complex you want blacks to have to run away from mean ole white people. lmbao….

                    • KeepingItReal

                      Yanno…one good thing came out of “integrating schools”…it helped blacks…like myself…get rid of any “inferiority complex”. You know why? Because…sitting next to white students in college…and working next to white people…made me…and many other blacks realize JUST HOW DUMB WHITE PEOPLE ARE. You see…before…when whites said they were “smarter”…blacks tended to believe it because we “saw” you had more money…more wealth…and…surely that came from intelligence and hard work…right?? WRONG!!!!!!! The money and wealth came from lying, stealing, mur3ering and ra^ing. Then…a light bulb went off…EUREKA!!! White people HAVE to lie, cheat, mur3er and steal because they lack the ABILITY and the INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY to COMPETE….So…I don’t feel inferior to whites, at all. In fact, I KNOW I am superior. GOTCHA:)….

                    • 1Val

                      Are you done attention seeking?

                    • Anonymous

                      I can’t uprate this enough.

                  • What’s wrong with a separatist agenda? {{-_-}}

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      We know integration doesn’t work brother. Brother Malcolm was absolutely correct!

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      nothing lol

                  • womanmanyseas

                    Cuz we don’t care how they destroy themselves

                  • Imhotep Kemet

                    Why should white trailer park issues grab the attention of people of color who have problems of their own to deal with??? I am glad I took creative thinking classes in college!

                  • nate

                    Acutally meth is out of control all over the US. Its the biggest drug in America. And 96% of the people who do it are white. Next to heroin which is the drug of choice for affluent white kids. But anyway. We would be glad to tackle those white issues, but we’re busy rebuild the black community over here. Since youre not helping us, why do you go give your people…..i mean white people a hand.

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    Nothing wrong with being a separatist.

              • nate

                They arent miseducating all children, just yours, just the black ones. Your saying they need to be held accountable, why? Because you pay taxes? Ok so, you pay taxes and the kids are still being treated like second class citizens, what now? Crying and complaining for someone to teach your children make you look weak. Also, nobody is retreating back to segregation. During segregation, you didnt have a choice where to send your child. Now you do. If you dont want your child going to dr umars school, thats fine. But dont put down those who want the choice to support. Instead of supporting the man who wants to teach your children, youre crying and complaining to a system that does not have to teach your children and actually gets money from the government to miseducate your child(The government gives thousands of dollars for every student that is enrolled into special education, whether theyve been diagnosed with a learning disability or not).

                • 1Val

                  Umar does not have a school. He is raising funds to establish a school. Therefore, my son nor anyone else’s son can not attend Umar’s non-existent school. I choose whom I will or will not support independent from others opinions.

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    lol, tenuous play, usually indicates you have 0 ground to stand upon.

                    • 1Val

                      why are you addressing me if what I say lacks merit?

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      The same reason you keep replying to comments that ‘spit in the [damn] wind’ lol.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                lol @ you even mentioning systemic racism, when you don’t even know how it functions.

                • 1Val

                  Care to explain it to me. I’ll wait…

            • womanmanyseas

              My thing is this. They have JEWISH SCHOOLS, CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ETC AS SOON AS A BLACK SCHOOL IS EVEN THOUGHT SEE HOW TIGHT THEY BECOME. HA!

              • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                There are all LGBT schools, in Chicago and NY. The anti-African behavior comes from the plantation. We got a biscuit for being anti-African. It was called meritorious manumission. This anti-African family behavior needs to die. Its the 21st century. If someone wants to return their roots and “Africanize” the community and own some African businesses then don’t be a hypocrite. Be tolerant.

          • coptic777

            “Some of today’s young men are such a disappointment who possess your mentality.” I did not read anything in comment that warrant that dumb comment you just made about him. Your suspect…

          • Mike

            You seem to have grew up in a strong family structure, something that a lot young black men ago without their entire childhood. Hell, most black men (me being one) don’t even grow up with positive men in our life. It seems as if Dr Umar is trying to counter the results of this vicious cycle. Why are you so against this? At least he’s putting forth the effort. What are your solutions?

            • 1Val

              You said it. My solution is strong family structure.

              • Mike

                So basically you have nothing……

                • 1Val

                  Blacks boys reared in strong black family units need NOTHING from Dr. Umar. Any self respecting black nationalist should be able to tell you that you must have strong black families to build strong black communities.

          • WomanManySeas

            Let’s put it simple then. WE ARE SICK OF OUR CHILDREN BEING TAUGHT BY THE ENEMY!!!!! I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S SO HARD TO COMPREHEND????? We don’t want what they have to offer.

            • 1Val

              You are truly spitting in the wind wasting your keystrokes typing to me. For there is absolutely nothing that you can say to alter my stance.

            • Imhotep Kemet

              That is right sister! We send our children to our avowed enemy to be educated then complain when they come back to us unable to function properly!

              • Jack Reacher

                You’re certainly right. And they come back sullied and self-destructive. I would go as far as considering it an act of war. Hmm, it’s fitting that the enemy should be wiped out of existence–for the planet’s sake…

          • nate

            “Prior to advent of civil rights movement black people managed to rear children, preserve family,retain their freedom, valued education and maintained work ethic. So its not a money issue since collectively we did not have any as people.”

            Please explain to me how black people retained their freedom under the system of Jim Crow.

            Please explain to me how black people dont value education currently when the topic of discussion is coming together to fund a school. That would mean we’re interested in education would it not?

            Please explain to how black people dont value work ethic when more than half of the people currently unemployed and on welfare are white.

            Please explain how black people arent valuing family when alabama leads the nation in out of wedlock childbirths. A state that is predominantly white. A state that has the most welfare recipients per capita. Whats their excuse?

            Futhermore, what does your grandfather have to do with black people TODAY donating their hard earned money to a cause they believe in?

            • 1Val

              Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

              • nate

                Im just enjoying exposing your white supremacist mindset.

                • 1Val

                  Impossible for you to expose anything about me when you don’t know anything about my mindset. But your hubris is entertaining.

            • 1Val

              Please explain to me why you feel that I must explain anything to you. If you disagree with my posts it will not alter my stances.

          • Jack Reacher

            So…what’s your solution? Because everyone is dying to hear it. And if you could, no surface, after-school-special, cookie-cutter answers…and do mention the fact that the cantankerous quasi feminists such as yourself steer that matriarchal run ship called the black community into the cliffs. Or wait…are you even a woman? Black by any chance? Never mind…

            • 1Val

              So..what’s your solution? Or wait… are you even a woman? Black by any chance?

          • aboveaveragejose

            If nothing anyone says will alter your stance, why do you continue to post hoping people will listen to you when you stated you will not listen to anyone else? Just stop then.

            • 1Val

              I post because I can and choose to do so.
              Since you disagree with my posts stop reading them.
              You can thank me later for resolving this issue for you.

        • KeepingItReal

          I will be donating, as well.

          • Blackhawk

            Thats great.. spread the word lets make this happen. There are already successful schools like this.. we need to make these type of schools the norm.

        • Blackhawk

          EVERYBODY WHO WANTS TO DONATE CAN GO TO DR. UMAR IFATUNDE FACEBOOK’S PAGE. IT’S A LINK ON THERE TO DONATE.. EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!!!

      • YouareNegativeNancy

        Folks always put down people that try to better the community…. It needs to stop !!!! We are the only race that spew this foolishness….. why not applaud the man for trying to help our young men….. Instead you bash him cause he doesn’t have the right credentials… Heck at least he is trying. SMH …

        • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

          But he does have the right credentials. Years worth and he still came back to give to the American African community. Thats the sad part. This author should be ashamed of themselves and be wary of whoever agrees with them. Those people are cultural cannibals.

      • Imhotep Kemet

        Black boys, and men, are the target of the racist agenda of the powers of this country. Public schools are ‘killing fields’ for black boys. They need to be taught of the great achievements of their ancestors, so they will strive to recreate them!

        • 1Val

          And they have black parents who should be teaching them who, what they are and whence they came. Parental duty is to rear your children. It is educational system’s role to teach them. When did so many black men adopt inferiority mindset that they NEED special treatment and separate schools to compete in society?

          • Roscoe Jenkins

            We need education and schooling that addresses the needs, talents, and deficiencies that are prevalent amongst black males. As a former principal I can tell you first hand most school systems, especially in NYC don’t address the mental stimulation and academic focus needed. We have different needs, and come from different circumstances that continue to plague our community of men.

            • 1Val

              We need involved, engaged, proactive parents advocating for ALL of our children. Please elaborate on different “needs” and “deficiencies” of black boys that render them incapable of performing and succeeding in public school system.

              • Ena BlackButterfly Jones

                What about the children who have one parent in jail for a bag of weed doing 5 & 6 years. and now that the entire united states is capitalizing on the sale of marijuana! But the lives of their children are now ruined! And the other parent has to work 12 hours a day on minimum wage and don’t get a chance to see their kids because they are trying to provide! Get off your high horse. PLEASE!

                • 1Val

                  What about them? The child who has one incarcerated parent still has that parent’s family as well as custodial parent to assist in upbringing. Parents should have support system of extended families and friends to help them rear children regardless of their occupations. This is not a socio-economic class issue. But I’m tickled that you are filled with excuses without offering any solutions. And that is the problem!

                  • Africanness

                    You are clearly a Negropean and an idiot one @ that. Waste of Ovaries.

                    • 1Val

                      Careful, dear your true bigot colors are showing.

              • Blackhawk

                More and more of these schools are going to open and soon the majority of black boys will no longer be educated in your public school system. Black boys being educated by black men sounds like common sense to me. You can have your public schools.. we don’t need them.

                • 1Val

                  Black boys being reared by their black fathers is common sense to me. Yes, I will have my public schools because my tax dollars supports those schools. I paid into the educational system so l used my voice by being present, holding educators/school adminstrators accountable, attended parent/teacher conferences, volunteered, donated money, vote for school board members, etc… Only foolish parents entrust the emotional well being and care of their children to strangers. It takes a special individual to pay for public schools but refuse to receive the education their tax dollars are financing for their children. My son is black but my money like all others was/is green.

                  • Louis

                    says the bougie out of touch negro who also serves as a guardian of an out dated out of touch educational system……Dead Prez said it best “to all yall high class n****S that know whats up F&CK YALL! we gonna speak for ourselves, cuz education aint teaching us nothing but to be slaves and hard workers for white people while its exploiting us”….have a seat

                    • 1Val

                      Sorry dear but I determine when and where I enter.

                    • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                      Onye Aturu

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      But who’s door is it? 🙂

                    • 1Val

                      It certainly isn’t your door so how does my stance concern you?

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      You said you determine when and where you enter, someone owns that lock, it ain’t you, THAT is what matters. I give as good as I get, if not better and you ain’t ready troll.

                    • 1Val

                      I see you typing but you ain’t saying nothing. The only thing you have given me are juvenile insults.

                      Since you obviously need prodding and have to led around by the nose: Why do you and your ilk feel that it is the Dr. Umars of black community responsibility to rear as well as as educate other black men’s children? Isn’t all of this high fiving Dr. Umar’s work truly about black males being derelict in their duties to be men in their respective communities who provide, protect and rear their offspring? Hence the need for Dr. Umars of the black community to pick up their slack. My husband and I reared our son. Can you say the same about your children? Bring it on!

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      Keep at it and SCROLL up. I’ve stated my piece on this article, scroll up and read. NEXT

                    • 1Val

                      Just what I suspected from your drivel smoke and mirrors. Sir, please just just keep it moving to someone who does not recognize your bullsh*t when they read it.

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      I’m not male 🙂 If you cannot seem to find my comments (because I’ve left several outside of responding to your stupidity), then you need to scroll through or wait until it’s approved. I am not the one and I do not have the time nor the energy to go back and forth with ppl who exhibit nothing but sheer ignorance and hebetude.

                    • 1Val

                      Apparently, you are not much of anything.

                  • countingstars

                    So do you think that these schools wont miseducate your child? Do you think that your money removes the bias that these teachers and faculty have for your son?

                    • 1Val

                      Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

                    • countingstars

                      So why respond?

                    • 1Val

                      Because I can and chose to do so. Any other questions?

                • Willa Reynolds

                  I will also be donating and supporting Dr. Umar in any way that I can. His goal is to help young Men be the best that they can be. Not many others are stepping up to this challenge in a large way. There is nothing you can say bad about this Man. He speaks many truths that a large proportion of these families have experienced, including an astounding number of people I’m aware of. Unless you have experienced the harsh realities of racisim, you shouldn’t speak on what you do not know first hand. Poor commentary and poor attempt at sabotage. We Love You and Support you Dr. Umar!!!!

              • Mike

                I’m sorry but you sound you are either a black feminist, a very clueless white person or a racist white person. Which one is it?

                • 1Val

                  Why don’t you tell me?

                  • Prince Cinque

                    For all intents and purposes, they are one and the same.

                • Indy Syder

                  She’s a black feminist. Check her comment history and you’ll see the same pattern of rubbish dumped by her.

                  • 1Val

                    Hello my number one fan! lol. How you males tickle me.

                    • Indy Syder

                      How you dirty, hypocritical black feminist tickle me? You feminists don’t want progress. Keep showing your rear ends without mooning anyone!

                    • 1Val

                      How manly of you to give women their opinions. Carry on dear… lol…

                    • Indy Syder

                      How feminine of you women to cry about a school for black males that’ll maybe produce men who aren’t making your lives hard. You rats can’t see that. I’ll go and find usage out of toilet water because your kind has no usage.

                    • 1Val

                      Oh Indy, why are you so angry with black feminists? Hurling insults should be beneath your vernacular in a public discourse. After all, gentlemen are never vulgar in their speech or approach. Tsk, tsk…

                    • Indy Syder

                      And being an unproductive hypocrite isn’t so lady-like, now is it? I’m hurling insults at black feminists because I don’t respect them. I’m identifying your group of lowlifes for what they are. Oh, and being a gentleman is for women who deserve it, not for lowdown, bottom-feeding little girls who give the swine flu usefulness. Tsk, tsk!

                      Again, you’re always crying about what black men do to black women, and when there are solutions being offered that can not only benefit black men but black women, you still throw a tantrum. So at the end of the day, you and your sorry band of black feminists can screw off.

                    • 1Val

                      You poor baby!!! Might I suggest counseling to address your misogyny? I’m certain that you are aware hostility and pent up anger contributes to hypertension, strokes and congestive heart failure. IMJS you might want to get your animosity towards black feminists under control.

                    • Indy Syder

                      Misogyny is the hatred of women. You do know this, right? Now you proving yourself to be flat-out stupid. I hate black feminists. Your so ignorant that you just labeled all black women to be feminists by saying I was a misogynist. You’re not even bright enough to decipher the difference between black women and feminist. In fact, there are black women who find you to be a complete cretin and Charing Ball’s standpoint to be a crock of crap, so why would I hate all black women, when some share my stances. You just made a complete tail of yourself while trying make me appear to “need counseling”, another gaslighting tactic used by black feminists.

                    • 1Val

                      Oh dear you truly are lost aren’t you? I just insert a nickel into you and watch you go. Now about your hostility against black women? Please tell us why you are upset with your black mother. I promise not to judge you for sharing with us.

              • johnathan p

                White children do not have to engage with systematic white supremacy. Black children do. White children have a system that will economically empower them and their community, black children do not. Thats a need and a deficiency. One that can only be taught by instructors versed in engaging with systematic white supremacy.

                Please explain how a white instructor can teach a black student how to combat white supremacy?

                • 1Val

                  Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

                  • nate

                    So why respond

                    • 1Val

                      Because I dictate my behavior instead of random keystrokes from dissenting posters offended by my comments.

            • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

              On top of that we have babies raising babies. And what can only be called a TRADITION of fatherless homes. We need help and I aplaud Dr. Umar for sacrificing. I will sacrifice $20 on Friday! Hopefully when I’m old and senile these Black boys can build and lead whatever African community and businesses that we failed to build and own.

              • 1Val

                See this is why I have little to no respect for black males ho spout this garbage spewing forth from your mouth. You type all this bullsh*t about being black, loving African and dollars to doughnuts YOU have black males in your family desperately in need of guidance for black men yet you are to busy engaging in ideological warfare on blogs to be a man for those black boys. If a black home is without a father where are the other men in the family such as grandfathers, brothers, uncles, male cousins, nephews to stand in for absentee fathers. In order to rear children you need extended families as well as parents to nurture children’s development. Men understand and embrace this notion but males pass the buck and point fingers to deflect from their inaction.

                • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

                  Only a non-Black person would ask a stupid question like that. No one wants to be responsible for their own life and another person’s life. So when a rare opportunity like this with someone who wants to sacrifice and dedicate their life to building infrastructure that could change the world, we support. Thats our goal. GLOBAL infrastructure. Not 1 uncle here 1 cousin over there. Thats rinky dink ghetto crap that weve been trying since the plantation. Time to build ourselves up and go international. Maybe you are fine sharecropping and complaining but We are global citizens and putting our money where our mouth is to build and network. Tired of ghetto promoting sellout sites running attack pieces and when socially aware Africans come around they start acting like they have morals all of a sudden. You are a CULTURE VULTURE. And that is addressed to Madame Noire as well as everyone who loves this Sodom and Gomorah crap but wants to be anti-African community and business building. I’m tired of having to leave my community to beg for jobs. I only pray I can find some brothers like Dr. Umar to network with. Places like Detroit? Its over for Black folks. They turnt up and got burnt out. Now that water bill is going to gentrify their brainwashed selves out. But “Brothel Madame” Noire wont teach us about that agenda.

                  • 1Val

                    Respectfully sir, I must say that you are a full of sh*t!

                • Willa Reynolds

                  What if I tell you the grandfathers, brothers, uncles, male cousins and nephews are in prison for crimes they did not do, or for offenses much more harsh then their white counter-parts? I guess you wouldn’t believe me. Like it was stated, unless you’ve walked in an African Man’s shoes, It’s best to be quiet.

                  • 1Val

                    What if I tell you that I never denied systemic racism exists. I determine when and if I speak. It is your choice to listen.

                • tim

                  Every white teen that has gone on a homicidal killing spree as of late has come from an affluent two parent household with both mom and dad present in their lives yet they still kill mame and murder so, whats their excuse if all you need is a father in the household?

                  • 1Val

                    Perhaps you should ask those white teens who committed the crimes. I’m certain that they can tell you why they did what they did better than I ever could.

          • KjB

            Are you kidding me, the parents that you speak of are incarcerated, on drugs or suffering with mental illness to no fault of the children, so there’s no one to teach at home when there is no home. What this gentleman is offering is another way to take care of our own, not lose another generation of men to prison mental illness and self murder. Any type of solution is better than what we see going on now. You are right at one time because we couldn’t get help from society we took care of ourselves but as we assimilate their cultural standards we’ve become selfish and all about me instead of allowing the community to assist raising and educating our young…sad

            • 1Val

              No. I’m not kidding you. If that be the case of children having parents who fail to parent it does not absolve extended relatives of their responsibility to care, provide and protect their own. I agree that it is sad that we seek others to do what we collectively should be doing for our children.

              • Willa Reynolds

                Obviously, you don’t understand the deliberate attempt at destroying the African Family. I’m certain Dr. Umar’s program will assist in the rebuilding process for future generations.

              • nate

                You have a boss that you work for day in and day out. You sought out a job because you could not work for yourself. You depend on someone else for help. And to make matters worse, you had to go outside of your own community to find that job.

                • 1Val

                  Your conjecture is bemusing to me. For you know absolutely nothing about me yet you are stating who I work for as if you do. Are you kidding me? lol.

          • Truthteller

            When did they inherite the inferiority complex? Try during slavery

            • 1Val

              Miss me with your statements.

          • The Dude

            How is building our own school inferior? When you’re rearing younger individuals to become business minded, innovative, and employers; You’re actually setting up superiority. African Americans play an important role in the US by us being consumers. Spending money on things we can’t afford like houses, cars, jewelry, clothes, and other expenses. We rarely own the companies that we purchase from. Therefore the money leaves our community and gives “other” communities more resources to keep building. If our youth is taught, in solidarity, these same principles…I see a lot changing, down the line.

            • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

              You know some of the top car designers are us? But where is our own plant and brand to compete?
              Always the rich employee never the wealthy owner. I’m sick of it! Give us some Chango Lightning Electric Cars or FiberOptics or something. Lets do something prideful with our brains instead of our sex organs or sports! Africans Unite and Power Up! Kudos to Dr. Umar. Lets do this! Donate!

            • 1Val

              You failed to mention wealthy black men who marry into mainstream culture and redistribute their newfound wealth to them.

              • KeepingItReal

                YOU also failed to mention white parents molesting their own kids before they reach puberty…but…that’s neither here nor there.

                • 1Val

                  Please stay on topic.

                  • KeepingItReal

                    I could also ask YOU to stay on topic. After all…didn’t you mention “black men who marry into mainstream culture”???? Mayn…I’m tearing that a$$ up….lol

                    • 1Val

                      You think so?

              • nate

                The majority of wealthy black men arent marrying outside of their culture. If they are, please provide the stats. Why are you looking to those who are wealthy to empower you? Why cant you practice group economics with the majority of black people who arent wealthy and rebuild your community? Why are you begging for the wealthy to do it for you?

              • The Dude

                Yes ma’am, I did fail to state that. What are the chances that those same men were not taught by our own kind? What are the chances that those same men view themselves with “white” eyes? What are the chances that those same men are apart of a network where they’re the only minority? I am glad you raised this point, because maybe a different type of education system would later in the future raise the awareness of how it is important to keep some resources in our community.

          • nate

            How does a black man stepping up to teach at risk black boys, qualify as having an inferiority complex? How does building your own institutions instead of begging others to teach your kids qualify you as inferior? Wouldnt relying on a different race of people for your job, education, housing and overall livelihood make you inferior? For instance: you go to work every day at a building you dont own. You work for a white boss who decides how long you stay at that job. You have no real control over this because you are a worker. Coming from someone who works for themselves, that seems pretty inferior to me. You seem to have a better solution than dr umar so do you have a program created to improve the black community? Wheres the link so that we can donate?

            • 1Val

              Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

              • nate

                I dont want to change your opinion. I just wanted to make it clear that you have no idea what youre talking about.

                To Recap:
                You dont like dr umars plan but:

                You dont have your own program. Ok.
                You arent doing anything to help the black community? Ok.
                You dont work for yourself? Ok.
                You do rely on other people for your livelihood? Ok.

                I could see why Dr Umars program would rub you the wrong way considering that you rely on others for your well-being. The concept of doing for self must be difficult to understand.

                Or you could just be a agent/troll.

                • 1Val

                  Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

                  • nate

                    Youre an agent. You’ve had a conversation with everyone else but as soon as I ask for proof you turn into a mute. How much are they paying you to troll black websites? How do you even find a job like this? Craigslist?

                    • Imhotep Kemet

                      HaHaHa. You are right on point brother. Your responses are like daggers thrusting into the heart of the liars!

                    • nate

                      im in here going off on these agents. Brother Umar is doing a very awesome and powerful thing and we have to support it.

                    • 1Val

                      No he isn’t. And no “we” do not have to support Brother Umar.

                    • 1Val

                      Now let me ask those very same questions of you:

                      How much are they paying you to troll black websites? How do you even find a job like this? Craigslist?

                    • AlwaysBlossom

                      That’s all she is and she’s not a very good one. She’s a sciolist, speaking on topics way out of her league.

                  • AlwaysBlossom

                    Look, people are spitting into the wind, why don’t your inane and ignorant comments fly with it?

                • 1Val

                  In order for you to change my opinions I would have to value you to value what you say.

                  Since you are merely keystrokes on my screen that is utterly impossible for me to do.

                  To recap:

                  You don’t know me.
                  You don’t know what I think.
                  You do know where or who I work for.

                  I could see why Dr. Umar’s program would interest you since you believe that you are need to save others from themselves. Imagine I need random keystrokes to give me an opinion about an article I read.

                  Hmmm. Go figure.

            • 1Val

              Again, you do not know me. Therefore, you do not where or who I work for. It would behoove you to stop stating your speculations about me as if they are accurate. Since you are a proponent of Dr. Umar’s work, where is the link to your program?

          • Imhotep Kemet

            It is difficult for some parents to teach their children properly when they have been miseducated themselves! It is not a question of NEEDING special treatment. Imaging being white and learning that your ancestors contributed nothing to society and only blacks were productive, educated and rich! The current educational system teaches lies to our children! We only wish to be able to teach our children truth!!! Why are people like you so concerned that we want to teach our own children?

            • 1Val

              Who are people like me? lol. Again, black children have black parents to foster their self-esteem to teach them who, what they are and whence they came. Why is that such a difficult concept for you to grasp? Now, I’m not a proponent of ill prepared people birthing children creating burdens to society.

              • kyle

                Why do you consider black children burdens to society? Are you black?

                • 1Val

                  Again, you are spitting in the wind for there is nothing that you can type to me to alter my stance.

              • Imhotep Kemet

                I grasp what you are saying. My parents are perfect examples of what you are spouting! That does not nullify the fact that most parents, of all races, cannot teach what they do not know!!!

          • nate

            Where is your family from? What part of Africa?

            • Imhotep Kemet

              I am an American Autochthon. When the European invaders landed here, they came in contact with my people. Get a Websters dictionary before 1857 and you will see that the definition of American is “any of the copper colored natives encountered by the Europeans.”

            • 1Val

              Where is your family from? What part of Africa?

      • KeepingItReal

        You claim “his intentions are not good”…yet NOBODY has worse “intentions” for educating black children than white people. So…comparing “his intentions” to those of white racists pedophiles…ALONE…shows his methodology will educationally advance black children by leaps and bounds. Is that why you’re mad???
        Malcolm X Quote: Only a fool would allow his ENEMY to “educate/indoctrinate” his children.

        • Blackhawk

          Exactly.. you have agents in our community who do not care to see black men to take our rightful place in this world.

      • Clarence Brown III

        He earned his PhD from Millerville University.

      • Odimir Stadard

        I do NOT see anybody @ MadameNior opting to create schools. No instead they push homosexuality and “Swirl”.

      • coptic777

        Of coarse your comment is pure emotion complete w/ a professional female victim status at the end of your comment.

      • nate

        Can you provide us with a link to you program dedicated to benefiting the black community?

      • Clarence Brown III

        He has PhD in educational psychology from Millersville University.

      • AlwaysBlossom

        GOOGLE is your friend, his Doctorate, punch it in:

        The Relationship between Self-Concept and Academic Achievement in African American Middle School Students: A Correlational Study

    • hollyw

      Huh..? How is him thinking that the woman’s brain is in her v@gina “extraneous”..? We are 50% of the population… i don’t care what ‘state of emergency’ the black community is supposedly in, that is always the weak excuse to take whatever we can get. He can teach your son that mindset; however he would NOT be teaching mine.

      • gn

        Because it doesn’t have anything to do with reading, writing, and arithmetic. He’s not desiring to teach a college course on gender theory. He wants to teach black boys basic education in a non-hostile, non-toxic environment. If he thinks that women who like it rough in bed are freaks/less desirable/damaged, honestly I couldn’t care less because that’s not a subject for the children’s classroom in the first place. Why should I care that he’s more of a conformist? I don’t see why I have to agree with him on cultural matters or why I’d need to insist that every children’s educator be socially liberal, when we’re all on the same page about wanting to give kids a good educational foundation in a place where they’re not being prejudged as worthless for being black boys. Why not put the culture disagreements to the side in order to work for that common goal? I think that people who disagree are well within their rights to not want their own kids enrolled, but that choice shouldn’t be made for other parents and caretakers who see things differently.

        • hollyw

          I’d say that, one, no one is making decisions for anybody at point. This is simply a discussion, and those that believe in him will donate; thoset that don’t, won’t. Secondly, however, thinking that school has only to do with “the three Rs” is a big mistake, as every teacher knows they are the second parent to children since a child spends a third of their life in school and the other third sleeping. School is a child’s primary source of socialization, even more so than home, and that is why it is critical that their impressionable minds only be surrounded by wholy positive role models who can show them how to think, not what. Texts don’t Just teach spend school time teaching subjects, but mentoring children. Clearly, if this guy is already this vocal about his views during seminars, he wouldn’t hesitate to use his largest platform yet to help form the minds of tomorrow so that they are like his.

          The craziest thing is if this were a white guy, it’d be a no-brainer. If a white man was set out to ‘uplift’ black boys while simultaneously objectifying Black women, Black men would be up in arms. However, true to form, it’s business as usually when a black man is doing the denigrating and black women are shamed from wanting someone who, God forbid, thinks positively of normally of women, in order to properly mentor their sons. It is frankly ridiculous.

          • gn

            I think it’s a lively and good discussion with valid points made by all, but at the end of the day, this is about teaching kids basic reading, writing, and math skills in a country which is frankly too racist to manage to do that consistently and positively for black kids in all settings. Which is awful. I read a story about a dress code for kids to be in black shoes, and a mom couldn’t afford that and tried to paint the baby’s sneakers, and the child ended up in the back of a cop car. So no, I don’t trust society at large with our children, and something needs to be done. All of the rest of the bickering about ADULT social issues and debates is to me, besides the point. I love the suggestion someone made here about addressing larger concerns and as a collective, reinforcing the idea that adult subjects are inappropriate rather than just disparaging an effort to help out. As black people we can all be really “extra” and I include myself in that. At the end of the day though, this is about the kids, not us, so let’s focus on them.

            • hollyw

              Hmm…firstly, yes, the discussion is “lively”, to say the least… I mean, I was just called a “hoodrat” for pointing out his credentials elsewhere in here lol. Secondly, that magic marker story is tragic, and I’m very keenly aware of the black community’s needs, in education and others. I’m currently working under this new state -run program that provides both therapy and education advocacy services for low income and special needs families. I know that the U.S. is severely struggling in our education system, but as I think the President of Howard said once, when white America gets the cold, Black America gets the flu.

              Having said that, though, education is only one of a few big social issues the black community is struggling with; another is mental health. In that also falls the historical social denigration of black men and women as well as the relationship they have with each other. This is a fundamental need, so I hardly think having this concern could be considered ‘extra’. Ignoring one big issue to address another isn’t completely hopeless, but greatly lessens the impact something like this could have in our community if it were coming from a wholly objective place. How do you propose to address an outer issue as writing and math when the psyche of the community is severely damaged? It’s a lofty goal to want all ‘adult’ issues such as sexual morality and the female psyche to be left off the table completely (though I disagree this is irrelevant to child development; quite the opposite), though as i explained earlier, that’s nearly impossible for the teaching environment, as teachers’ personal views regularly seep into their teaching. I understand that most think that these are two non-related issues, but as someone who works jointly in Ed. and counseling, it couldn’t be furthest from the truth, and would be a fatal error to overlook. Teaching is also arguably the most important profession in the world, so at the end of the day, we can agree to disagree; however, all I’m asking is for parents to RESEARCH the school and it’s ideology (every school has one) before investing simply b/c he’s a black doctor offering free black education. As a parent, I’d inspect and choose my kid’s school more selectively than I’d choose my therapist, and low-income parents deserve that same choice. I’ve already had one “intellectual” convo that has introduced this guy’s ideas about black education, and plan to use my resources to do a whole LOT more research on this guy and his theories, in education and elsewhere, before i make a definitive decision to support it. I’d do the same with anybody proposing revolutionary education for blacks. That’s it 🙂 God bless!

              • gn

                God bless you too! I don’t agree that mature adult topics are in any way appropriate for kids, much less necessary. So to me, it makes no sense to bog Dr. Johnson’s project down in debates about subjects which have nothing to do with children’s education in the first place. If he wants to teach boys math, science, and history, I don’t see the problem. I agree with the suggestion made elsewhere that people who are concerned with divisive topics making it into curricula should reach out to him to address that specific concern. Work it out and lend your expertise to build the effort up, don’t tear it down. And from what I’m reading here, doesn’t sound like he plans to rant at kids about “negro bed wench” but instead would like to provide a safe and non-toxic environment with positive courses designed to promote self-worth and independence. I don’t see anything wrong with that, and although I’m personally socially liberal, I honestly don’t think that as a community, we can afford the luxury of dividing ourselves per the culture wars like more privileged communities can. We don’t have time for it IMO. All hands on deck when it comes to kids. Thank you for the respectful debate.

                • hollyw

                  Thank you, as well! I agree with you on seeking him out for further clarity, though I’m sure he’ll be pretty vocal about his curriculum, if he hasn’t already. I’ve already researched him a bit on his site and viewing a few of his videos… apparently, he’s been on a number of talk shows, including Oprah, and is pretty open about his views on what is “turning” black boys gay, in addition to being a proponent of polygamy in the black community..? I don’t think anyone who has disagreed on here has exactly torn him down, but is just practicing a discerning eye, as they should when someone with such radical views proposes to open their own “academy”…ijs. I think the fact that the writer of this article chose a negative stance caused people to polarize more than they would have, had they gotten all of his info objectively. Thus, I’ll continue to neither say nay or yea, definitely, on his plan until he volunteers how his personal views will impact his intentions for black youth…and I hope that you would do the same! Lol

      • American-AfricanWakeUpCall

        Women and men think with their emotions (private parts/pheromones etc.) sometimes, is that a surprise? What does your husband think?

        • hollyw

          *sidebar: I find it truly ironic how on a forum about misogyny, you defer to my husband lol. In any case, as a therapist myself, I’d say that humans “think” with their emotions almost all the time, except when they’re able to emotionally detach from situations.

          That, however, is not what this man is proposing. I don’t know how familiar you are with the study of female psyche in Psychology, but suffice it to say that I’m not surprised that Dr. Umar also cited a defunct theory on homosexuality that has been discredited for more than 40yrs.

          To give a brief synopsis, if it’ll mean anything, he is channeling Freud, the “father of Psychology”. Every psych student knows that Freud was a genius, but also extremely fallible in his ideas about women. He believed them morally inferior to men, that their vagin@s had spirits, and that Hysteria was an official illness. He displayed a demonizing attitude towards sęx in gen’l, also believing that some bous wanted to have sęx with their mothers (Oedipal Complex), but he created whole disorders dedicated to women that made it clear he was just ignorant of them, and it is extremely disheartening to hear someone in this day and age, a doctor, no less, carrying the same ideology and wanting to influence future minds. To that, I say either work more on yourself, Umar, or I’ll pass on this ‘opportunity’.

          • nate

            Understood. So, do you have a solution instead? Or a cause that you have put together that will specifically empower the black community?

            • 1Val

              Do YOU have a solution instead? Or a cause that YOU have put together that will specifically empower the black community?

            • hollyw

              There are many solutions, as there are many problems to be addressed in our community. I personally have dedicated my life’s work to implementing mental health and awareness into the minority population. Currently, I’m working a new-ish (5yrs old) state-run program that combines counseling, life skills, and education advocacy to low-income and special needs families in NYC. Part of that job is coming in regular contact with school staff and/or the school board to affect change for my clients, and hopefully, families coming after them, to make sure that black and Hispanic families are getting fair representation and treatment in education. I also occasionally facilitate the trainings at my agency and mentor newer young professionals to keep them motivated and not burned out on the job. On my off-time, I’m a member of quite a few orgs that are constantly funding a new effort by young entrepreneurs or getting us involved with a community effort. Thing is, in NYC, education is very much a business. I can’t tell you how many men and women I know or met with an innovative education plan. This is one of the biggest charter school capitals of the nation. They all are coming from a good place, but it does make one more discerning as to whether a plan is actually feasible and/or the ideologies are on-point. I research a person’s works every time before I invest in their plan, and I’d advise the same for all of my clients’ parents, as I do the people on this forum. I’ve already had one intro convo on Dr. Umar and his Ed. ideals, and will def be delving more into him after this…
               
              One problem here, I think, is blacks being so desperate for a solution that when one seemingly easy one is offered, they jump, hook, line, and sinker without considering the complexity of these issues, or that smaller, individual efforts are just as effective, and needed, as the big ones. Another big mistake is thinking that an entrepreneur’s ideals are kept separate from their business ventures… Now, when we are so in need for good plans, is not the timw to be taking whatever we can get, but being even more discerning and selective of what will actually benefit us, long-term, both mentally and spiritually. What are your solutions/efforts?

      • nate

        “I don’t care what ‘state of emergency’ the black community is supposedly in”

        And theres the problem. You dont care about the black community. So of course you would be against this.

        • hollyw

          That was quoting out of context at it’s finest.

    • True

      What makes him qualified to TEACH children? Have you even seen his curriculum? Do you know where he received his own education from?

      • gn

        No, I haven’t seen his curriculum or investigated his credentials. My point here is that the criticism offered in this article shouldn’t disqualify him from teaching, because it’s about subjects which are unrelated to children’s education. If people want to reach out to him/his team with critiques of the curriculum, etc., I don’t have a problem with that at all. That’s a separate point though IMO.

    • Guest Attorney

      Well it could be dangerous if a woman who supports the school decides to send her effeminate son their only to have Umar say “Brother you came to the right place. We can fix you here. There is a cure for your homosexuality.” I support him in his quest to build an academic institution of higher learning for Black boys all the way but it is not wrong to question his form of pedagogy.

      • gn

        I actually disagree with how much kids have been sexualized and the notion of a gay (or straight) child. I don’t think that schools should be in the business of either supporting or “curing” homosexuality. I think kids should be kids and this entire debate taken out of the classroom entirely. Would much rather the focus remain on learning math, writing, reading, history, science. Lots of topics to introduce them to; they can deal with complex adult issues when they’re mature enough for it. That’s my two cents on that.

  • patricia

    I think it is a GREAT IDEA as well. I will be supporting this. This is to help young black men and they need help. Beautiful black girls need help as well. If we can stop supporting foolishness like Kayne and Kardashian and get our heads out of the sands and put our money into blacks who are honest and sincerely trying to do the right thing.

    • 1Val

      Why is it a such a great idea?

      • MainVain

        Its a great idea because of the teachings of the 2 men who he is naming the school after about building a community of young men who understand industry and not just working for someone else

        • 1Val

          I see.

          • Alvin James Trail II

            1Val, do you think Dr. Johnson’s plan a great idea?

            • 1Val

              I think Dr. Johnson has discovered his niche in education.

              • AlwaysBlossom

                And it’s a good one, good luck!

              • T Barnes

                BOOOM!!!! I was JUST saying this. I am still looking for his credentials. He says he is a Dr. but does not say where he got his doctorate from. He says he is a nationally certified psycologist and bashes homosexuality while on the NASP website the celebrate the LBGT community. My people are thirsty for a leader, he says what some of them want to here and they are running with it. The jury is still out for me. I won’t stand in his way but I won’t be contributing either.

                • AlwaysBlossom

                  Do you ask for the credentials of a White person looking to stick their noses into our issues? NOPE and it’s because you’re conditioned to tear down other Blacks. He is all over YT and he states where he got his credentials from. He is not for homosexuality, that is a GAY issue and is not PAN-AFRICAN. If you prefer not to support that is a-ok, we don’t need a lot of ppl, we only need ppl with the right mindset.

                  GOOGLE is your friend, his Doctorate, punch it in:

                  The Relationship between Self-Concept and Academic Achievement in African American Middle School Students: A Correlational Study

                  • T Barnes

                    Miss me with your assumptions because you are wrong. I
                    question any and everything before I take part in it. This man is asking for 5 million dollars and you somehow believe that I am not supposed to question a thing because he is black. I take it that you also believe because I question something I am somehow tearing him down. Ludacris. Thanks for the search, the school is not fully accredited which is why he probably doesn’t have it listed on his website. His dissertation is not hosted on the link either. He doesn’t have a license in Pennsylvania, but he has never claimed that from what I researched. He is not certified with the NASP, I checked that also. He claims he is certified if you want to let me know where he is certified you are welcomed to do so.

                    I have gay friends and family members. If he is against
                    homosexuality he is against my people and ultimately against me. I am not of the mindset of being exclusive so if that doesn’t fit with him and his group I am FINE with that.

          • G code

            It is a great ideal because everywhere on the globe nonwhite people are under direct rulership of whites that have accumulated all of their money and resources from exploitations of people of color. This began with Christopher Columbus and the colonization of the Americas in 1492, and continued with the colonization of Africa and Asia in the 1800’s. Those actions set up the wealth and power that white people have today. It will take many African centered schools like Dr. Umar is creating and more to begin to counter the war that has evidently been waged on non white people.

  • KeepingItReal

    Dr. Umar Johnson is the truth and I think his plan to open an academy is a GREAT IDEA!. Of course…media run outlets run by white racists pedophiles would be against such a great idea…but…who gives a fugg what they think anyway???

    • 1Val

      What makes Dr. Johnson’s plan a great idea?

      • etaniam

        What makes it not a good idea?

        • 1Val

          Why don’t you tell me since you are praising his idea?

          • Brandon Christopher Alexander

            Why don’t you stop trolling and offer a solution instead of hiding behind a bullshit gossip website and supporting ignorance being pumped into our communities by white backers. This is pathetic. “why don’t you tell me.” are you 6? kill yourself.

            • 1Val

              My suggestions to you: stop reading, responding and offering unsolicited advice to dissenting commenters. You can thank me later for solving your problem. Is there anything else I can help you with?

              • Malcolm Turner

                Your a idiot.

                • 1Val

                  “Your a idiot”.
                  lmao
                  Naw, you are just too easy.
                  lmao
                  Have a bless day!

              • Chamileon

                You need to make an appointment to see DR. UMAR for counseling , HURRY..HURRY you`re CRAZY as hell.

                • 1Val

                  Yawn.

                  • Chamileon

                    I`M GLAD TO KNOW YOU`RE ASLEEP. THAT EXPLAINS YOUR IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY.

            • FroFro

              Exactly. Celebrity gossip is most of what I see on this site anymore. Never anything to help bring awareness to the Black community.