Friday, February 1, 2013

Black History Month

150622_10200465976195707_1715206030_nStarting today, I will take you on a mystical journey though a history that was erased and once denied – the African American Diaspora. I have said and believe our story, the African American story, is the greatest story ever told because despite and in spite of “we stand”.

Throughout Black History Month I will include a series of articles documenting the ghost of the greats, Jim Crow, segregation and my favorite the “Brownsville Series”. Many replied with comments suggesting that some of my writings should be made into a documentary, particularly the “Brownsville Series”. Of course I was honored and grateful for the kind words.

It is my hope that these words of knowledge will empower, produce pride, and inspiration for what was done by our forefathers for us to live life in abundance. Therefore, what I like to call the Unspoken Truth or a biographical perspective that I want to share with the masses, as we witness in many quarter a community unraveling. I will make no excuses for this or for other people’s actions.

Maybe you will receive explanations causing you to look at and understand the root cause of the asymptomatic behaviors helping people to understand that there is a conditioning in “certain” communities that are not excuses but explanations as to why these behaviors were never unlearned. 

These behaviors have been past down from generation to generation. As a result, you empower by educating people though truth concerning issues that many blacks STILL face today from untreated wounds of America’s forefathers. Nonetheless, I promise, you will be empowered! And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…

Stay tuned each day during Black History Month!!!


I am the author of the epic thought provoking “Five Star” novel “Just a Season” that has been compared to “a contemporary Roots”. You will see the world through new eyes.


". . . Thank you for your example of tenderness and discipline in what I know is a story of love, delicately shared with readers in a way that says, this life, though brief, is significant. So hold it in highest regard for "the dash" is our legacy to love ones, indeed to the world, which we are blessed to share, albeit, for Just a Season." Excellent! -- Sistah Joy, Poet, Cable TV Host

"Wills pulls you in from the very first page... Just a Season is a heart-wrenching story about growing up and believing in yourself. I highly recommend this book to young men in high school, trying to find themselves and feeling like they have nowhere to turn." -- Cheryl Hayes, APOOO Book Club

"This is the stuff movies are made of... not since Roots have I read anything that so succinctly chronicles an African American story." One Word phenomenal!!! Cheryl

"Not since The Color Purple have I read a book that evoked such emotions. John T. Wills possesses the ability to transport the reader directly into the life and struggles of his main characters story. This book actually touched my heart and inspired me to increase the equity in my "dash"! Excellent -- Tonja Covington

"JUST A SEASON is laced with thought-provoking commentary on the Vietnam War, the assassinations of the 1960s, the migration of crack cocaine into inner-city neighborhoods, and a myriad of other ills that have rocked America. This is a very good piece intertwined with several history lessons spanning many decades." -- Dawn Reeves, RAWSISTAZ Book Club

"Just a Season is a work of love, respect and honor... A book filled with the wonder of life, and the pain and growth encountered in living it." Outstanding! -- Ron Watson, Editor, New Book Reviews.Org

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