The Battle of the Bulge Lives in American Racism


Written by Gregory Meriweather @ RadioBlackOn

It seems quite strange to live in a world where the President of the United States is accused of asking why we would want people from Haiti and more Africans in the US, while suggesting that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. When the President references a place where the people are mostly blue eyed, Caucasians, it is difficult not to see his comments as racist, adding the fact that most people from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti are people of color.

Many people are offended by the comments of the President, but I don’t share in those feelings. I am pleased to hear that the President speaks this way about people of color. It seems as if we (Blacks) have fought for hidden racism in the midst of a country that was built on it.

While statues representing the Confederacy are being removed, there are still so many hidden symbols of racism. Two of the greatest monuments in the United States were created by the same person. That person is John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. He is the man responsible for Stone Mountain, and Mount Rushmore. He was a member of the Klu Klux Klan, and the creator of two of the greatest racist masterpieces known to man. How many people are aware of the Klan’s financial contributions to Stone Mountain? How many of the Presidents on Mount Rushmore were slave owners? What is the message sent daily as these monuments stand?

It seems that racists are able to move about better while hiding their true feelings. If we take the time to listen to the speeches of Dr. King, and Malcolm X, we should notice how relevant the things they were saying 50 years ago are today. Go and listen to “Harvest for the World” by the Isley Brothers, or “What’s Happening Brother” by Marvin Gaye. The message of what is happening in America towards Black people is still the same, and we are asking questions in the midst of a battle which we don’t understand. I feel it is time to bring some clarity in the midst of this hidden war.

Operation Greif was a special operation commanded by Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The operation was the brainchild of Adolf Hitler, and its purpose was to capture bridges over the Meuse river before they were destroyed. English speaking, German soldiers, wearing captured British and US Army uniforms and using captured Allied vehicles, were to cause confusion in the rear of the Allied lines. This is what racism is today in the United States. Racism today looks confusing, because we don’t know if the intentions of people who once called us ni**a are now good and sincere. When analyzing the continued hardships of Black people in America, and all over the world, it looks like we are still being treated as the enemy. Blacks are still being discriminated against. We are still facing financial hardships, living in subpar communities, and struggling to get our footing in the land that so proudly says, “This land is your land, this land is my land.” If this land was made for you and me, why does it not look like it?

Eric Clapton is a prime example of an Operation Greif special ops soldier. Clapton has been noted as one of the greatest guitarist in history; A blues playing Brit, who made an album with blues legend, B.B. King, and wanted to “Change the World” with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Eric Clapton had many of us believing that he never had a racist bone in his body.

Yet in 1976, Clapton made some comments at a concert in Birmingham, England that proved otherwise when he said, “Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I’m into racism. It’s much heavier, man. Fu**ing wogs, man. Fu**ing Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fu**ing Jamaicans and fu**ing… don’t belong here, we don’t want them here.”

The Enoch that Eric Clapton was referring to is Enoch Powell who, like Trump, was a racist politician. Most known for his “Rivers of Blood” speech, Enoch Powell was against mass immigration. Trump does not necessarily want to do away with immigration, he just wants immigrants coming to America to have blonde hair, and blue eyes.

When reflecting on the racial undertone of his speech, Powell said, “My prospect is that, politicians of all parties will say, ‘Well Enoch Powell is right, we don’t say that in public but we know it in private.’” Based on that statement, it looks like Clapton, and Trump have broken the cardinal rule of racism, and that rule is that you don’t speak about it publicly. You are to move in a way that makes the enemy believe you all are one. Allow them to think that they are your friends. Talk to them, eat with them, date them, and embrace them. But when you are away from them, and in your private areas amongst colleagues, you talk about them, you hate them, and you strategize against them.

This theory can be proven based on an interview where Clapton apologized for his words, and said, “I sabotaged everything I got involved with. I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn’t make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music.”

I don’t think Clapton’s apology is sincere. I believe he is just doing what is necessary to move from being a POW (prisoner of war), to being a soldier once again. He enjoyed sleeping with Black women, just like slave masters. He enjoyed speaking our language, and engaging in conversations with us, because he knew that he could use it against us. Ultimately he loved white-washing our music, and making a fortune while doing it. Great job soldier, you have completed your mission. You have taken everything from Black people in a classic slave master way. You have taken our language, our women, our talents, and used them to build your community, all while being a full blown, not a semi, racist. Operation Greif is still working today.

Now is the time for us to be honest about this things that are going on in this world. Black people all over the world are feeling the pain of racial warfare. Operation Greif had an objective of bringing about confusion, and we are more confused than ever because of how deeply they have infiltrated our culture. We must begin strategizing ways to overcome this system. It will not be an easy fight but it will be well worth it if we can get our people back on track.

Some may believe that I am going too far. Many may believe that I am thinking too deeply. Others will look at this and only think about the personal success they have attained, and some will just simply ignore me. Enoch Powell proves everything I’ve said to be true when he said, “What’s wrong with racism? Racism is the basis of a nationality. Nations are, upon the whole, united by identity with one another, the self-identification of our citizens, and that’s normally due to similarities which are regarded as racial differences.”

It is hard to fight what you can’t see, so it’s time for us to take off the blinders. An apology without visible change, just won’t do. War has been declared on our people, are you willing to fight?

Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC. He is also the Host of the Gregory Meriweather Show on WBMN Groovin’ 24/7.

Who can we trust when justice is necessary?

November 6, 2017

Written by Gregory Meriweather

The Aaron Bailey killing took place 5 months ago, and the leadership of Indianapolis, are still trying to figure out how to resolve what seems obvious.

Yesterday, Mayor Joe Hogsett took to the streets, and visited some local churches in the Indianapolis area. The Mayor visited New Direction Church, Eastern Star Baptist Church-Cooper Rd, Eastern Star Church Northeast Campus, Eastern Star Church, Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, and New Life Worship Center.

While there, the Mayor spoke on the next steps in the case, now that Special Prosecutor Kenneth Cotter has moved not to prosecute the officers involved.

The Mayor stated, “My thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by the death of Mr. Bailey, including his family and those who called him a friend. At the outset of this process, I made a commitment to the community that immediately upon conclusion of the criminal investigation, IMPD would launch a full administrative review into the actions that led to this police action shooting. I intend to follow through with that commitment.

Effective immediately, I have asked Chief Bryan Roach to gather all evidence from the Special Prosecutor’s investigation along with any other available materials to begin that process. I have also asked that the review be expedited so that an administrative decision can be rendered as quickly as is responsible.

I offer my heartfelt thanks to faith and community leaders for their patience and leadership over the last four months, and I urge those who have been moved to action by these events to continue to challenge our city to do more to earn and sustain trust between Indianapolis neighborhoods and our police department.”

This sounds all fine, and dandy, but we must remember that in order for these officers to be terminated, there is a PROCESS. This process was in play well before the Mayor made these illustrious speeches to the churches. The Mayor knows that the Firearms Committee of IMPD must do their investigation, and then it must go to the Merit Board. The Merit Board can then issue the disciplinary action which may include termination. The Chief of Police cannot make these decisions alone, and neither can the Mayor.

It takes me back to a time in history on April 4, 1968, when Robert Kennedy made the announcement that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Indianapolis leaders had found a way to give Kennedy the credit for stopping riots from taking place in the city, but for those of you who know the real story, understand how far from the truth that really is.

It seems that the Mayor is doing whatever is necessary to keep the people at peace. It has been said by some that the Mayor really cares about the people, but when you go back and look at the case, you will find that it took the Mayor almost a month to truly speak about the shooting, His first real speech about Aaron Bailey was at the Mayor’s breakfast for IBE Summer Celebration. Before then, he was as quiet as a church mouse. I recall asking on numerous occasions, “Where is the Mayor?”

Furthermore, I want to know what made the Mayor choose these churches? He did not come inside the neighborhood where Aaron Bailey was killed to give his speech. He did not find a community center. He did not come to the “hood.” He went inside the churches that hold some of the most prominent Black citizens of Indianapolis in them. He went to the places that have large congregations, yet soft voices. Let’s just say he went to the megachurches. He went to the places with the “names.” I keep asking, what makes the politicians think we trust the churches? We have been getting robbed by these people for a long time. They have found the code that the slave masters used that said, “I should receive my blessings now, and you will get yours in Heaven.” If I may speak for the community, let me say, “WE DO NOT TRUST THE CHURCH.” I am not saying that all churches or Pastors are bad, but when you see them living well, while most of their congregations are poor, then it is time for some serious questions to be asked, and answered.

This isn’t the first time Indianapolis has had a police action shooting of this magnitude. Many remember the Michael Taylor killing, and how things turned out with that case. Aaron Bailey is another casualty, of a long list of citizens, who have wrongfully died by the hands of carelessness, and in some cases hatred. IMPD knows, that WE DO NOT TRUST them.

The legal system has failed Black people in more ways than I can name. If we just take a look at Mass Incarceration, we already know that the legal system was not built for us. Justice is blind when it comes to Black people. When I say blind, I mean blind to the facts. Facts have never mattered when it has come to keeping us out of the system. WE DO NOT TRUST THE LEGAL SYSTEM.

Mayor Hogsett has done a phenomenal job showing up to make Black people feel good. He has danced with us, smiled with us, sympathized with us, clapped to good ol’ gospel hymns with us, prayed with us. He has also done something that most politicians do. He has showed up in the church for his political party. He has showed up when a vote matters. He has assured us that they are going to do all the right things to help us. He has also done one other thing that most politicians do, and that is leave us hanging. The Mayor is a classic politician. He knows how to keep us in the grey. He knows how to help us remain uncertain on where he stands. I won’t single him out, because I feel that most of our politicians mistreat us. They tell us to call, they don’t answer. They tell us to ask, they don’t respond. They tell us to stand, yet want us to sit down. When we want to sit, they want us to stand. Let me just say, WE DO NOT TRUST POLITICIANS.

Finally, there is the Black elite. There is a group of Black leaders who sit in the seats that hold Black people back. Their positions say that they are about Black people, but their actions don’t. Indianapolis has a way of bragging on certain Black leaders, but when we look around we will find that Black people in Indianapolis are in the same position that we’ve always been in. I find it hilarious when the news shows the politicians going to speak with certain people. They speak to you all because they know that message doesn’t go anywhere after it’s given to you. You get to sit amongst us, because you look like us. You know how to code switch, and talk like us, but when it comes to loyalty, you are more loyal to the dollars than you are your people. You are so loyal to the dollars that you will turn your back on us before the ink on the check dries. Let me say this, WE DO NOT TRUST THE BLACK ELITE.

There comes a time when we must realize that Willie Frank Middlebrook wasn’t wrong when he said, “The Calvary ain’t coming,” and “Something in this milk ain’t white.” There are a lot of layers in Indianapolis, Indiana, and America designed to hold Black people back. We need to develop a segregated mentality in the midst of integration. We are integrated in person only. EQUALITY has yet to be integrated, and we keep waiting on someone to give it to us. They have told us the same lies for over 400 years, and we believe them. I urge us to stop hitting the snooze button, and wake up!

I will not trust this system unless there is visible change. I urge for my people to stand with me on this. Aaron Bailey’s killing is a major problem, but does not scratch the surface of all the injustices we face on an every day basis as Black people in America. We need to love each other more, stop fighting amongst ourselves, and build our nation in the midst of the one that does not want us here. As for the Blacks who do not want to work with us or help, I say we speak candidly with them, and let them know our position. If they can not comply, then they need to be removed from their posts. This does include electing people who are for the people. They have done a lot of things that they claim are for our benefit, yet their hearts are far from us.

This is their system. We have yet to be included in this system as people, and in my opinion we never will. Trust is earned, and they have yet to earn the right to be trusted by us.

Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC., and the Talk show host of the Gregory Meriweather Show, and the Expo Show.

Unsolved Homicides Leave Multiple Messages

By Gregory Meriweather March 18, 2016

According to the Violence Policy Center, Indiana ranked No. 1 in Black homicide victimization in 2013. Although I am concerned with the entire state, I must first cut the grass in my own yard. In 2015, 87 percent of homicides of white victims in Indianapolis were solved. Only 50 percent of homicides were solved when the victim was Black. I find these statistics alarming, yet disappointing.

I had the opportunity to speak with a father whose son was murdered in 2015. Unfortunately, his son’s murderer has not been apprehended. When speaking to this father, the first thing that I realized is how lifeless he seemed. Every time I reached out to him, I would ask how he was doing. Each time he answered, I could feel the pains of each day he lived knowing there was someone walking freely with his son’s blood on their hands. Being the father of two children, I could not imagine how I would feel if I were in this man’s shoes. Then my mind began to think about all the messages that are sent when a murder goes unsolved.

The first message I believe was sent is that the murder rate will continue to increase if people believe they can get away with it. What are we saying to would-be murderers? From the looks of the lack of murders solved in the Black community, it seems as if one would stand a good chance of getting away with murder, as long as the person(s) killed are Black.

It also sends the message that someone wants us to kill each other. If this is not the case, why are only 50 percent of the murders resolved when the victim is Black? In most grading systems, 50 percent means you’re failing. We watched the former IMPD chief tell us they were going to utilize every resource they had to solve a homicide when the victim was a white woman. It took them no time to find someone to bring to justice. Are our people not worth the utilization of the same resources to bring their murderers to justice?

When people ask why Black people do not trust the police, the answers are all written in blood or behind prison walls. When you look at all the corruption police departments across the country have taken part in as it relates to Black people, you would think society would understand. Why would I believe you are going to make sure the people who are killing us are brought to justice when you are killing us, too? Nevertheless, this is a relationship that needs to improve by leaps and bounds.

Here are a few things I believe need to happen so there can be a decrease in unsolved murders:

We need to get back to having neighborhood police officers. We need police officers who look like the people they serve the most. We need officers who are not afraid to get out of their police car without pulling out their guns first. When officers talking to people in the neighborhoods become a normal thing, then citizens talking to the police about serious matters won’t seem so strange or as dangerous.

IMPD, you can’t send the message of not caring to these streets. In most cases, your best allies are the people in the community. You need us just as much as we need you. Homicide detectives, answer your phone as best you can. Make a return phone call in at least 24 hours to let the family know the case still matters to you. If there is nothing else you can do, tell them that. Express to the family what you feel is necessary to crack the case, and let them help you.

We need to communicate and engage ourselves with IMPD. I know it may be a challenge, but it’s necessary. If we do our part, and they do theirs, I believe we will see a change.

If neither of us do our part, we will come to the conclusion that we are happy dying and they are happy seeing us kill ourselves.

Gregory Meriweather is the host of The Expo Show, and Chief Executive Officer at Black on Black LLC.

President Trump, You Did Something Right…

Who would have thought the country would be in the midst of all of this turmoil in less than a year of the Trump Presidency? Initially, I did expect it to be bad, but never would I have thought it would  be like this.

Charlottesville, Virginia has become the birthing place for the “New Era of Racism in America,” and it has been fueled by the Trump administration, and the white-supremacists who salivate at every word he speaks. When watching all of the events take place in Charlottesville, I was infuriated, and wanted so badly to be in the middle of it all, putting my hands on someone, but then it dawned on me that this situation could be a positive, in a sick kind of way.

I began to look at the pictures of the mob of white men, walking around, screaming with Tiki-torches in their hands. I saw Klan members marching with their flags, while screaming, “We need to take our country back!” My frown immediately turned into a smile. My fists began to become unclutched, and I found a peace inside me that I had been longing, for quite some time.

One may ask, “How could you find peace in times like this?” I am so glad you asked.

My mind took me back to the “Malcolm X” movie made by Spike Lee. I remember when the Klan came to Malcolm’s father’s house. They had their sheets on, and their faces were covered. All Malcolm, his siblings, and his parents could hear was their voices. It was easy for those Klansmen to move about in the confines of society without anyone Black knowing who they were. Then I look at the news, and the pictures showing these men and women in Charlottesville, and all I could do was smile, because their boldness has allow people of color to see the officers, the guy at the grocery store, the supervisors, the high school athletes and coaches, the teachers, the soldiers, the executives, the police officers, and the politicians who have all claimed to have love for Black people, or may even say that they have a Black friend.

America has always been a racist country, and from the looks of it, shall always be. America has never wanted to deal with the issue of race. There are so many disparities that prove that racism exists (education, housing, equal opportunity, unemployment, underemployment, police brutality, etc.), but the powers that be have always figured out a way to cover their tracks. They have covered it up by allowing us (Blacks) to enter their schools, their restaurants, their hospitals, their sporting events, and their businesses. We started letting our guards down. Some of us started believing the hype. During times of segregation we felt that we needed to be like them, and threw away everything we had in order to feel accepted.

This sounds crazy, but I must say, thank you President Trump, you did something right. You have done something for Black people that we will never forget. You have done something that no President before you could get done. Your arrogance, ignorance, and boldness have allowed racists in America who were once hidden, to feel the need to show their faces. You helped them feel comfortable. You’ve helped them feel safe. You told them that that you were going to “Make America Great Again,” and they embraced you hook, line, and sinker.

For years we (Blacks) have had the hardest time proving that we were not seeing ghosts. We have had to tell stories of being mistreated, terminated, beaten, bruised, raped, lynched, and murdered to people who watched, and listened as if we were making it all up. President Trump, thank you for doing something right. You are the President who has exposed what so many Caucasian leaders before you thought, but would have never said. Those CEO’s from your manufacturing panel aren’t bailing on you because they disagree. They are bailing on you because you broke the cardinal rule of racism by actually saying your racist thoughts publicly.

President Trump, you did something right. You may go down in history as the President with the lowest approval rating. You may go down as one of the worst Presidents ever. Please know that your ratings aren’t down because of Black people. I am sure you know that your ratings were low with us way before you entered the White House. Your ratings are down because you have exposed racism in a way that allows the world to know that the American, and the racist way, are one and the same.

Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black Network, talk show host, writer, and public speaker. email: booking:

When Unity Is The Only Solution

On January 20, 2017 America watched Donald J. Trump become the 45th President of the United States of America.  On the same day, America watched the 1st Black President, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, ride off on Marine One to bring an end to a historic Presidency.

As I watched everything unfold, my mind began to think about what we must do as Black people to move forward under this new administration.

I started to think about how fragmented we have become.  There are so many things that separate us now.  Social status has become even more powerful than racism, because we now don’t work together simply because one person may have more money than the other.  We are now defined by where we live. The church has also become a place that treats the haves differently than the have nots. What has caused such a disturbance between people who look alike? What is it that makes us act as if we are not attached to the same history that once had us all bound together collectively?

During a time when racism was obvious, black people were treated the same by our oppressors. It did not matter how well you spoke.  It did not matter how well you dressed.  It did not matter who you worked for, and it certainly did not matter what church you belonged to. All of us were called niggers.

America is still calling us by this negative term.  It became brutally obvious to me when I watched then, Vice President-elect Mike Pence shake every hand that he could, and even went on the row right behind President and First Lady Obama, but never shook their hands. In my opinion, Vice President Pence was calling them out of their names. He was sending a message to so many with his actions.

So now that President Trump is in office, what are we going to do?  Are we going to ignore the White House? Are we going to bad mouth every Black person who makes the decision to talk to the President? Are we going to keep allowing these political parties to separate us?

If we are going to participate in politics, we must first learn more about the political processes.  We have to know more about who we are voting for. We need to know who is truly on our side, and not just talking. There are politicians who we continue voting for, but never see the changes that they claim to be fighting . We must work to hold these individuals accountable. If we can’t, then we must find candidates who will work in the best interests of our people.

We can no longer allow Democrats, Republicans , church denominations, or social status to separate us from each other. We are prime examples of divide and conquer. Black men are separated from black women. Black families are falling apart at a rapid rate. Our neighborhoods are run down because we are no longer neighbors.

The time for unity is now!

You are my brother. You are my sister. There is NOTHING that will cause me to treat you less than I would myself. We must learn to treat each other better, while operating in excellence.

We have yet to see if this will be the worst President for us to have as Black people.  To this date, we do know that we have seen some very difficult times in this country. The difference between then and now is how we worked together to get through those tough times, and terrible people. We can do it again.

Unity amongst our people is the only solution. It has been tried, and tested. I believe that if Black people can come together as one, we will be the most powerful nation within this nation, and an unstoppable force.

The time is now.