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Dr. Umar Johnson Responds To His Critics And Doubters (Video)

Trust. Umar Johnson has been Umar Johnson since before he was Dr. Umar Johnson. Consistency and frankness are his hallmarks. ‘People pleasing’ not as much (ha). In this video, he offers an answer to every question/challenge. Whether you or we or anyone likes it or agrees or not… dude is what he is and speaks on it. And while that might be his ‘problem’ to lots of folks, it seems alright to him.

Black Twitter unleashed on activist and philosopher Umar Johnson after his appearance on The Breakfast Club. On Monday, Dr. Umar Johnson sat down for a one-on-one interview with Roland Martin to discuss his controversial Breakfast Club interview, educational credentials, the school he said he was starting and more.
Roland Martin

An engaging clip to watch. Dr. Johnson knows how to stir up a room, right? Wowww.

And after the jump, we hear from a guy who says neither Dr. Johnson nor Mr. Martin really likes him – Dr. Boyce Watkins. Some real talk there. Among other things, Dr. Watkins is down for causes, actions, and views with which he agrees… Not wholly for or against anyone as a person. Respect. His words are strong below, too. Full disclosure.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Speaks On Racism & Economics Holding Back Black People Worldwide And More (Video)

Wow! China is not treating Brothers and Sisters well. Let’s start there Dr. Johnson. And Angela Yee’s dad is of Chinese descent. Wowwww. Check out Dr. Umar Johnson speaking on folks getting over on Black people across the globe and more above.

But before you go blaming it all on ‘them’… keep watching, because we have and can play a part in our condition. We have to stop looking to ‘outside investment’ or President Trump (or Obama) or anyone other than us to lift us up!

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Victims Of Misfortune (Extended Trailer)

The American criminal justice system is more about addressing the ‘criminal’ part rather than the ‘justice’ part of its moniker. A quick search on ‘prison’ on here will tell you that. But this “Victims Of Misfortune” shows how deep the dung is; addressing what happens to the imprisoned after they have served their time. Facts and nearly two decades of research folks. Don’t argue with folks who disagree, as this is no longer a debate. This is a documentary that exposes truths and shares knowledge.

Victims Of Misfortune is a feature-length, social change documentary that will give a historical and current look at America’s criminal justice system and the discriminatory policies that people with a criminal background face, post conviction/release. Victims Of Misfortune will also take a closer look at America’s system of indentured servitude putting the practice in proper historical context. The United States has 5 percent of the world population, with around 25 percent of the world’s prisoners (over 2.4 million people behind bars). Nearly $70 billion is spent annually on probation/parole, prison and detention centers for immigration detainees. Once these people are released from prison or have a criminal record, they are then discriminated against for employment, housing, education, governmental benefits and some even deported.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Speaks On The Challenges Of Being High-Profile, Being Blindsided By The ‘Conscious Stripper’ And More (Video)

Dr. Umar Johnson: outspoken, massively popular… and a target. In the above interview, he clarifies that high-profile people, such as himself, are targeted by media spinners and even women with unknown motives; specifically, a woman he met in Florida who calls herself the “Conscious Stripper.” She turned on Dr. Johnson in a very public way, and in the fallout from the incident he lost a million-dollar donation from an NBA player he would not name. Dr. Johnson declared that if he had known that he was going to be famous, he would have gotten married before the fame. Marriage calms you down and keeps you out of trouble.

Hmmm… something to consider guys… Put a ring on her, so she can rein you in.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Speaks On Crises Facing Black Americans, Offers Strong Criticism Of President Barack Obama And More (Video)

Straight with no chaser. Count on Dr. Johnson, agree with him or not, to deliver his points plainly and with passion. Lays out the how and why Black people have come to suffer in America the way they do. Also speaks on why our protests, though necessary, have not effected real change.

Dr. Umar Johnson stops by The Breakfast Club to discuss the growing social issues affecting the African American community. Dr. Johnson believes that before we can fix the problem we really have to understand it. He is very critical of President Obama for not doing anything for the Black community and offers a few theories as to why he has not done so.

The talk of ‘the illusion of inclusion’… powerful! All of it in fact. Lean in and listen up.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Gets Detailed on ‘The Breakfast Club’ About Issues Affecting the Black Community (Video)

Although I don’t speak with Dr. Umar Johnson on a regular basis I still consider him a friend. I went to school with Umar Johnson before he became “Dr. Umar” & it wasn’t uncommon for us to have many conversations years ago about what’s going on within the black community. Not only are we both from North Philly, but we have both served as the President of our school’s Black Student Union at different times. We’ve organized & traveled to the historic Million Man March in D.C. with a large group of brothers as well has having mentored young students through an organization called ‘Positive Images’ back in Pennsylvania for a few years.  He was always an avid debater on a variety of issues & always held true to his convictions.  Rarely have I’ve seen him back down from a heated debate even if it centered on something as simple as hip hop music or sports during lunch in the cafeteria.  One thing that I can co-sign is that Umar has always been consistent in who he was & in his beliefs.

So of course it’s difficult for me to believe any of his recent detractors who try to say he’s anything less than authentic. Dr. Umar Johnson didn’t just pop up overnight because he’s been doing this for as long than I’ve known him.  I’m excited yet not surprised to see him finally breaking through with his greater message to better the situation for African-Americans & others around the world through a Pan-Africanist viewpoint. Although he continues to travel around the globe delivering his message & through a variety of grassroots lectures that most people have posted on youtube, I feel proud & happy to finally see him start to reach the audiences who best need to hear his message. It was always his life work to do what he’s doing at this very moment. Check the interview with Dr. Umar Johnson with “The Breakfast Club” at Power 105 in New York above & get some food for thought.

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