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I had the unprecedented opportunity to interview an 18 year old Palestinian American named Ibrahim, and what he had to say about Israel and Palestine just might surprise many of you since Ibrahim currently resides outside of the turmutuo8us Gaza Strip, and has come up with a visionary and objective design for what’s currently left of Palestine, which happens to be the birthplace of his parents and grandparents, who do not share his dream due to the eternal pain that they are carrying around with them due to the unimaginable violence that they have been subjected to.

I am not able to use Ibrahim’s surname since he fears for his family members that are still living in Gaza and also in the West Bank, but what I am able to tell you is that Ibrahim feels a certain amount of unbreakable solidarity with African Americans since he’s recently learned about the horrific and barbaric conditions that existed during the American Slave Trade, and also during the “Jim Crow Era” and the depraved destruction of “Black Wall Street.”

Ibrahim also learned about the untenable destruction of “Rosewood” and also about the overall cruelness and barbarity of the “Sundown Towns.”

He also learned about the inhumane shootings of unarmed black men, which he openly called “The New Lynching.”                    

The Sundown Towns seemed to really hit a nerve with Ibrahim who’s fluent in Arabic and English and French since his family members were also forced to leave their homes and businesses and schools while the rest of the world stood by and watched it happen.

Given the lessons that Chattel Slavery and the Jim Crow Laws and the subsequent destruction of Palestine have taught him about the nature of some human beings and also about the world at large, Ibrahim cannot see a day within his lifetime when the Government of Israel will be able to find it within its heart to stop bombing Palestine since it continues to kill unarmed protestors while using the Gaza fence to justify what it has been doing to the Palestinian people ever since the 1940s.

Ibrahim also stated that the killings have continued without respite even though the Palestinians had originally agreed to allow the German born Jews, who weren’t originally from the region, to resettle in Palestine with the promise and/or agreement that the Holocaust survivors would work with them on establishing two independent 20th Century styled states in 1948.

Ibrahim also stated that Palestinians never illegally crossed Israel’s border, and simply want to return to their homes in the occupied areas that Israel took from them in an “Undeclared War” since it was not a matter of “Two Independent Countries” fighting against one another and losing territory since Palestine was not a recognized or heavily armed state like Mexico had been when Robert E. Lee (01/19/1810-10/12/1870) went into Mexico during The US-Mexico War of 1846 to 1848, which officially began on 04/25/1846 when the Mexican Cavalry deliberately and abruptly attacked and killed a group of U.S. Soldiers while they were under the command of General George Zachary Taylor.

I thanked Ibrahim for providing the aforementioned historical framework, and for also pointing out the little known fact that the Mexican Cavalry had also taken one of our Forts right before I asked him how he would resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, and he provided the solutions that I’ve listed below.  

The First thing that I would do if I had the smarts and the power of President Donald J. Trump is to recognize the fact that Palestine is not in a “Religious War” with Israel since the black skinned Palestinian Muslims and the Arab Jews in Palestine are also in danger and don’t have any more rights than Hamas, and have also been bombed and murdered by Israel, so this is not a Jew verses Muslim war or even an Arab verses white war since all Palestinians don’t look like me, and also don’t practice the very same religion since we also have Palestinian Christians in our land just like the Lebanese and the Syrian and the black Christian communities in America.

I asked Ibrahim to elaborate on the various Palestinian groups, and he defined the black Palestinians as his black Arab brothers, who have always lived in Palestine. He also said that there’s another group of black Palestinians that they call “Afro Palestinians” since they had graciously traveled to Palestine from Africa in an effort to help the Palestinians fight the Israeli occupation.  

The Second thing that Ibrahim said is that he would like the international community to step in and to force the Israeli Government to build a wall on its border that will separate Israel from Gaza and the West Bank and East Jerusalem since a wall will restrict further Jewish settlements from being built on Palestinian land since the border wall will make Palestine its own separate and recognizable 21st Century state, which can then be solely managed and guarded by Palestinian forces, who will be responsible for keeping peace between the two independent states.

Ibrahim also stated that he wants Palestine to become a solar powered state that utilizes solar thermal power stations and desalination plants and micro water filtration systems since their water has been polluted.    

The Third surprising thing that Ibrahim said is that a viable border wall that’s built by the Israeli Government on its side of the fence will allow the Berlin styled wall that’s currently separating Gaza and the West Bank to come down since Israel will no longer have control over Palestine, which would then be run by two separate branches of the unified Palestinian Government during peace times just like North and South Korea, who are presently talking to each other while working on a unification deal that will benefit all Koreans.

The Fourth thing that Ibrahim said during our time together is that he would like the foreign investors to start to see Palestine as a viable business opportunity since Palestine has a beautiful and rich culture that would easily attract millions of international and local tourists to the area, who could begin to fly to Palestine on a number of “Air Palestine” labeled Chinese or American or French or Russian or Australian made 747s once a major 21st Century styled Palestinian airport is built right along with hospitals and urgent care facilities that can provide the kind of care that’s found in the United States of America and at facilities like Kaiser Permanente.

The Fifth and final thing that Ibrahim said towards the conclusion of our 90 minute long interview is that he would like to see 5 Star Palestinian hotels, and amusement parks for the kids, and a Palestinian air space that comes equipped with international air defense systems that will protect the Palestinian people, and their property, and their land, and their religious sites, and their historical buildings and precious artifacts since these items certify that Palestine is a real place as well as the home of the Palestinian people.

Ibrahim also wants caravans of African American Christians and Muslims to be allowed to visit Palestine. He also wants black skinned Jews from America and from Africa and from other parts of the world to visit Palestine as well, but is concerned that Hamas and the Israeli Government might target them, so he doesn’t want them to visit until it’s safe to do so.                             

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –




Currently in the United States of America crimes routinely go unsolved and unpunished for an alarming reason that isn’t readily discussed in the mass media for political reasons.

The perpetrators of these crimes aren’t always who they appear to be on the camera, however, due to certain stereotypes and deeply held biases that are often held by some law enforcement agencies and the individual law enforcement officers and the manufacturers of certain racially sensitive items, it is easy for these crimes to continue to persist while the guilty continue to escape justice and while the innocent citizens of the United States of America are often harassed for no reason at all since they are innocent.

Now it goes without saying that there are real perpetrators of crime, and that they definitely deserve to be arrested and tried by a jury, but when the individuals that have been entrusted with enforcing the law and with investigating the individual crimes choose to look no further than the nearest black person, which is a decision that’s based entirely on the prevailing attitudes of a large percentage of white Americans who’ve essentially grown up with certain outdated racial biases, and with images of America’s Most Wanted still swirling around inside their minds since this is the kind of handpicked diet that the Hollywood elites chose to feed the general public, then it becomes exceedingly difficult to convince the detectives to take a second look at some of the bank robberies and gas station hold ups and convenience store stick ups when the suspect is black.

A white American who went online and lawfully purchased a mask that allowed him to look like an African American male used the very same mask to rob three banks and the police were all but convinced that the suspect in the bank robberies was black up until they realized that the bank robber was a white man in disguise.

Make-up has also been used by white women to commit crimes in the name of black women and no one even gives it a second thought.

White criminals also study the speech patterns of certain black Americans in an effort to make their crimes of identity all the more convincing which is why the unsuspecting clerks are thoroughly convinced that the robbers are black when the perpetrators are in fact nothing more than master manipulators and dastardly imposters who are only capable of impersonating certain “Urban Blacks” since many of the black Americans that you haven’t seen on TV sound profoundly different.                               

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –






John Hanson (1715-1783) is “The Revolutionary Era Black President” that seems to have been forgotten by many even though he held a verifiable position of power in world history, and owns a rightful place in the history of the United States of America despite numerous attempts to marginalize him and his role in American History and American politics which we will explore in detail in this news article.

John Hanson was a Moor, which according to Shakespeare’s definition means a member of the Muslim people and person of half Berber (i.e. black) and Arab birth who hails from Northwest Africa. The black or African definition of a Moor, who is indeed an African, is a black person or Berber that’s a Muslim. A perfect historical example of a Moor would be Othello as in Othello and Desdemona. The realization that John Hanson was indeed an African American by all standards should cause the intellectually curious to question whether or not President John Hanson’s race has played a role in him not being readily mentioned as the Revolutionary era president that served prior to the defeat of the British forces?

History itself tells us that George Washington himself certainly knew who John Hanson was as well as his racial make-up since they were both heroes of the American Revolution, and for very different reasons as demonstrated by the journalist Seymour Wemyss Smith in his 1932 biography of John Hanson. Seymour Wemyss Smith’s work pinpoints John Hanson’s role in the politics of the Revolution and George Washington’s role on the battlefield.

Both men have statues and John Hanson’s statue can be found in the Capitol of the United States of America.

Before John Hanson became the first president of the United States of America by way of Congressional vote, which also included George Washington, he was a merchant and a member of the Maryland State House where he served 9 terms from 1757-1773. He also served as Treasurer for Frederick County starting in 1775 and founded a gun-lock company in addition to helping to raise troops for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He was also elected as a delegate to the Continental Congress after serving in a number of roles for what was known at the time as the Patriot cause in Maryland. John Hanson also signed the Articles of Confederation in 1781 after Maryland finally joined the ratification after holding out since it feared that some states would gain too much power like Virginia and New York since they hadn’t yielded their western lands.    

John Hanson was later elected as the first President of the Continental Congress in November of 1781. The President of the Continental Congress is also known in American literature as the President of the United States in Congress assembled. This particular classification or wording as I learned in elementary school followed ratification of the Articles of Confederation, which is indeed why many of John Hanson’s biographers, and my Caucasian elementary school teacher, who is currently in her 80s, and who first told me that John Hanson was black, still assert that John Hanson was the first person to hold the office of the President of the United States.

When we look at the United States Constitution we can clearly see that it calls for a president to be named, however, when we also take a look at its predecessor “The Articles of Confederation” with an unbiased mind, we will also discover that this historical document also calls for a president with limited powers to lead the country, so we cannot ignore our American History which clearly shows that we had two primary leaders and presidents during the seminal period of our nation, and that they were both on the same side during the American Revolution.

A total of eight men were chosen to serve one year terms as president under the Articles of Confederation, and in November 1781 John Hanson became the very first President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation, which again predates the U.S. Constitution and George Washington’s remarkable presidency from 1789 to 1797. The biggest difference between the Articles of Confederation and its 8 presidents and the U.S. Constitution that George Washington became president under, aside from the limited presidential powers under the Articles of Confederation and the absence of a Vice President to assume leadership, essentially comes down to the executive branch which did not exist under the Articles of Confederation.

While John Hanson was President of the United States in Congress assembled or President of the Congress from November 5, 1781 to November 4, 1782, he was able to accomplish more during his 1 year term in office under the first Constitution or under the (3/1/1781 Articles of Confederation) than we’ve seen a 4 year term president accomplish under the (9/17/1787 U.S. Constitution).

Under his one year term in office President John Hanson successfully removed all foreign troops and their flags from American soil, and he also gave orders to the military towards the end of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). President Hanson also “Received” George Washington after the great American victory over British General Lord Cornwallis who by the way surrendered some 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to the much larger Franco-American forces that had effectively ended the Revolution during the grave turning Yorktown, Virginia battle that culminated on October 19, 1781 with the embarrassing surrender of Britain’s last hope for victory since General Cornwallis was essentially their last bullet.

As president John Hanson established the “Great Seal of the United States” and introduced us to the Treasury Department and to the first Secretary of War. He also signed all laws and official papers and regulations and letters that were related to his position as president. John Hanson also brought us the first Foreign Affairs Department and led the fight to ensure the statehood of the Western Territories that had been held beyond the Appalachian Mountains by some of the original 13 colonies that had been holdouts. President Hanson is also responsible for establishing Thanksgiving Day as the fourth Thursday in the month of November which we still honor to this very day.

President John Hanson died on November 22, 1783 and should be remembered as a great American hero and statesmen and as a man that served his country during some of the most troubling times in our history since we were fighting against a foreign enemy on our own soil, who quite frankly didn’t care if his opponent was a white George Washington or a black John Hanson, which is indeed what the great Americans that drafted the Articles of Confederation understood when they elected John Hanson as the first President.                 

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –


The Untelevised 60s

While it is undeniably true that the vast majority of us Americans have certainly seen the ubiquitous images of women openly baring their breasts in public while chanting various political slogans; the aforementioned journalistic and photographic moments in time failed to tell the story of the other 60s which is indeed why it is extremely important to document the untold experiences of the Americans that didn’t have access to the media and who also lived during the ensuing political storm.

And while it is certainly true that free love, and the various marches, and police brutality, and marijuana use, and political races, and the KKK, and the disturbing racial killings of African Americans during the 60s, were indeed a focal point of the tumultuous times, some African Americans also want an accurate historical record that also tells what some of their lives were like before and during the Political Assassinations and The Days of Dr. King and the Vietnam War and the Antiwar marches and the bombings and shootings that were a clear example of Bottom Up Political Violence.

The sole purpose of this 2018 news article is to paint an accurate picture of Southern California during the 1960s while highlighting the individual lives of the African Americans that lived in the other 60s that weren’t necessarily seen on the evening news while the ubiquitous episodes of political violence and police brutality, which certainly define most of the televised 60s, were being ingested by the entire world.

To fully understand what life was really like during the untelevised 60s for a good percentage of middle classed African Americans, who have since seen their once peaceful neighborhoods forever changed by gang violence, and drugs, and widespread police brutality, and illegal immigration, and the loss of good paying industrial jobs, as well as the loss off healthcare, which would have helped millions, I decided to conduct a series of interviews with the African Americans that were born and raised in Los Angeles and in the adjacent areas since the images that we often see on TV don’t exactly represent the entire African American experience as the participants pointed out during the interviews that explain their thoughts and feelings and experiences during the untelevised 60s that have been essentially lost to time.    

John W. aged 74: I was born and raised in what was previously referred to as South Central Los Angles and at the time I had white neighbors and they were some fine church going folks that would always welcome us in. And I mean the whole neighborhood would have a barbeque and one time in the mid-60s the KKK wandered into our neighborhood and you should have seen the white folks coming out of their homes with their guns. The hooded Klansmen were surrounded by more than 30 people and they were told to leave or they would be killed. The KKK quickly turned their trucks around and took off while a group of blacks and whites pointed their guns at them. The moment was extremely tense and some of the KKK members were even crying while asking the blacks not to shoot them since they had a wife and kids. Once the Klan was gone everyone went back to having fun again and me and my white friend Sally took turns pushing each other on the swings.

Now aside from what you’ve seen on TV my personal experience in LA during the 60s was cool because we would set up tents in our backyards and star gaze all night long while toasting marshmallows. And whenever Sally got a flat tire she would always bring her bike to my house so I could fix it for her since I had all of the patches and stuff. Man those were some good times back then and I sure miss the clubhouses that we used to build and the picnics in the park on Saturdays since my brothers Louis and Ellis and I would fly our kites until the sun went down.

The 60s were some of the best times of my life since we didn’t have all of this gang nonsense and widespread drug use, and since I had two jobs back then and a motorcycle and a car.          

Elisabeth P. aged 66: We used to go downtown during the 60s and we would spend all day since we knew what time the last bus was leaving or when our father was coming to pick us up. The State Theater was our favorite hangout and sometimes it would be 15 of us on a Sunday since we would have saved up our allowance by then. Plus my brother Benjamin and his friends would have earned money by mowing lawns on Saturday, so they would always cover the kids that didn’t have money. And since horror films were our favorites we couldn’t wait to get the paper after our mother and father had finished reading it. And once we knew what was playing we would take the bus trips to Downtown LA practically every weekend, so we didn’t have time for any of the marches and I certainly wasn’t going to bare my breasts in public. Plus my mother and father had already told me and my two brothers to stay away from the marches.

Alexander C. aged 70: In the 60s Saturdays were sacred since they meant that my dad and I and my grandfather would get to work on the car together while my great grandfather supervised us from the porch while he and my great grandmother sipped sun tea under the beautiful Compton California sunlight. I loved the 60s and was sad to see what followed them since we used to skip breakfast any time we managed to get up before my mother since she would insist on preparing breakfast before any work could be done which meant that we couldn’t start at 5:30am.

My neighborhood was generally busy on Saturdays and sometimes we would have up to 4 families that would be working on their cars all at the same time and we would be lending and borrowing and buying tools and parts at the auto parts store throughout the day. And if a neighbor got stuck on a car project or on a plumbing issue or on an electrical job we would stay up as a neighborhood until the job was done and it didn’t matter if it took us until 12 Midnight just as long as the job was completed before the start of church. It also didn’t matter whether or not the neighbor was a new neighbor or an old neighbor or whether he was black or white since the entire neighborhood was a family.

Doris M. aged 71: During the 60s we had slumber parties and would stay up all night playing Checkers and Hangman and Candy Land while my father read various newspaper articles and the Wall Street Journal. We also played with the Ouija board as well whenever my father went to take a bath at 9:07pm on Saturdays. He would always wonder why we were giggling when he returned to the kitchen table at 10:00pm where he would enjoy his hot chocolate until 11:00pm which meant that it was time for us girls to go to bed.  

I grew up in Watts and we used to get together with the kids in Compton and from Los Angeles and Culver City and Long Beach and we would have ourselves a ball baking cakes and cookies and playing kick ball and hand ball and tether ball and softball with the boys and volley ball against the grownups who always managed to beat us since our parents and aunts and uncles had been playing together and against each other ever since they were kids.

The 60s bring back so many fond memories for me because you see we went on blind dates back then and I still remember my very first kiss since it was delivered by a boy named Lawrence when we were rehearsing for a play. I was completely knocked off of my feet because I didn’t think that he liked me, however, the kiss confirmed it and I would have married him but the letters suddenly stopped coming a little while before we learned that he had been killed in Vietnam exactly one day after he had mailed his final letter to me which I still have all these years later since he asked me to marry him in his final letter.

I don’t mean to cry. It’s just that he was my very first love, and although I am happily married, and have kids, a piece of my heart is still in Vietnam, so let’s just end on a happier note.  

You know what? I think that we ate far too much candy during the 60s; however, we were happy with our lives since we were enjoying our lives while my brother and I were writing poetry and taking piano lessons since we already knew how to play the guitar and the harmonica.

Joseph K. aged 72: Man the 60s were happening back then because we had a lot of black surfers and black artists on the beach in 63 when my girlfriend Maria and I had our portraits painted during our fourth date. We got married about 4 months later and I love her just as much today as I did in June of 1963, and when we tell young people how long we have been married they are shocked because everyone that they know is either getting divorced or are already divorced. I think that the young people of today are watching far too much television which is why they think that all marriages end after only a few years and that they know everything that there is to know about the 60s when they simply don’t. And this is why I am glad that you’re documenting the untelevised stories of the 60s because you see we used to race our 57 Chevys on an actual race track since we were always concerned about public safety which is why we used scrape plates to prevent an explosion. We also road horses back then and went camping and skiing and fishing at the piers and on Native American lands, so I don’t understand all of the violence and marching and gang shootings and drug dealing because in the 60s the gang leaders would fight each other over gang territory and there was always a rematch at the park. Plus the gang bangers would hide their beer and their dice from grownups. They would also take off their hats whenever the old folks walked by and good morning or good evening sir or ma’am was all they said or I will be at church on Sunday mister or ma’am.

Cathleen L. aged 67: During the 60s, and after the killing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and even into the early 80s, I had white neighbors right here in what they are now calling South LA. However, it was South Central Los Angeles when I was growing up and this is all I will ever know it as because you see my best friend Ursula was married to a kind hearted Filipino man way before the name change ever took place. Ursula’s husband was one of the nicest men that I had ever met during the 60s and no one ever treated him any different since he was one of us. Plus we had a lot in common since he was also Catholic just like us.

Now one of the interesting things that you won’t hear about the 60s has to do with our cordial relationship with the Jewish people that lived in our neighborhoods and also in the surrounding areas. You see the white Jews and the black Jews in Los Angeles used to pay us grade school and high school kids 50 cents in advance to light their stoves for them on Saturdays since they couldn’t do any work on Saturdays due to their religious beliefs.

The 60s were a lot different from what most people have seen on TV because you see Boyle Heights used to be a Jewish town back in the day and Long Beach was ruled by the KKK as well as certain parts of LA and Orange County. Plus African Americans were being lynched in Fontana California even though you might not have seen it covered by the evening news which has a long history of covering up widespread corruption and atrocious police brutality and jail beatings and killings and KKK murders in California and in other parts of The North including Bakersfield.

My cousin who wasn’t even 4 feet tall at the time would see black men hanging from lamp posts in Fontana while he was walking to his elementary school along with a number of other kids that were also witnessing the very same horrors. The terrifying sight of these innocent fathers and uncles and brothers and sons and cousins and boyfriends and employees mercilessly dangling from lamp posts just outside of his home had a profound effect on my cousin since he was still in grade school, so you tell me what race of people wouldn’t be affected by their fellow citizens being lynched in The North which was supposed to be a sanctuary for black people before it was correctly identified as just another stage of hell.

How can I feel good about the history of my country when it pertains to its treatment of African Americans, who were still going to work, and who were still inventing things while they were being lynched and murdered in the streets simply for being Africans or for hailing from Cush? Black people were also going to work and inventing things right after Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 for taking a stance on the Vietnam War and for trying to help poor people, so you see we still haven’t had a break since racism against black people is still present.

Now don’t get me wrong because I love my country and am not going anywhere since my ancestors fought and died for this land and are buried all across America in mass graves. I will however criticize my country and my government since I was born here and have a right to do so since I am a US citizen as well as a voter that still votes Republican just like my grandfather Melvin. My grandfather was 12 years old when he had to flee The South shortly after his mother Rachel and aunt Dorothy were brutally lynched while leaving the local grocery store with him and his 6 year old brother Isaiah. The murders occurred on a Saturday morning while my grandfather and his brother were being held in place by a group of white women that were cheering while his mother and aunt were being murdered. The lynching took place while the police, who were also Democrats and KKK members, stood there with their hands in their pockets while two human beings were being savagely murdered.

The marching in The South hadn’t accomplished much which is why my 79 year old grandfather finally turned to me and said, “The only sanctuary for blacks is death since it is the only place that the whites don’t control.”                                

The interviews above highlight the untelevised 60s while providing the 21st Century with a very different look into the past. The interviews also deal with the common man’s thoughts and feelings as he and she experienced the other 60s that never received the proper coverage that they deserved since the newspapers and the networks seemed to be focused on telling the story of resistance.             

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –


I like you have certainly heard numerous claims about there being an attack on Christmas and a coordinated effort to change the language around the Christmas holiday which begs the question. What is different about the world that the individuals are living in that causes them to believe that Christmas is being assaulted by a group of unseen conspirators that want to ban Christmas altogether and whether or not it is working?

While investigating the assault on Christmas I have found no evidence that the alleged attempted attack on Christmas has had the desired effect on African Americans or Filipino Americans or Mexican Americans since these particular groups continue to celebrate Christmas in its original form and had absolutely no idea that there was an assault on Christmas since they never stopped saying Merry Christmas since it’s a time honored family tradition. They also never considered replacing Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays since they have never been involved in discriminating against anyone on the basis of their religious preference.

The Filipino Americans that I interviewed still put up their Christmas decorations in the month of September and keep them up throughout the month of December, so they have not been affected by the alleged attack on Christmas since they regularly attend church and greet all of their friends and family with Merry Christmas.

The African Americans that I interviewed advised me that they still start shopping for their Christmas foods and girts beginning in the month of October and that they also start playing their Christmas music in mid-October in anticipation of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so they haven’t been affected by the assault either since they stated that Merry Christmas and the cross are here to stay.

The Mexican Americans that I interviewed stated that although their American birth certificates might state that they are white that they as a group do not agree with the Anglos that want to exchange Merry Christmas for Happy Holidays since they grew up saying Merry Christmas. They also stated that they still prepare tamales for Christmas as well as turkey dinners since they love Christmas and aren’t going to stop saying Merry Christmas just because someone on the television tells them to.

The only group that I could find that has been affected by the assault on Christmas is white Americans who unanimously stated that the whole idea of changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays is a satanic conspiracy to control the language of the children of God and that it is going to fail because the Christian Zionists are aware of the plot to end Christianity throughout the world and right here in the United States of America.                

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –

Chi-Town Refugees

The endless wars in Chicago have produced more “Chi-Town Refugees” than we can count since African Americans have been fleeing Chicago ever since the 1970s since governor after governor and mayor after mayor and police official after police official has fueled the violence and corruption through inaction.

This year alone over 3700 Americans have been shot and injured in Chicago, and well over 555 have been murdered while a Democratic mayor and a Republican governor are governing the state of Illinois. So far the elected officials don’t seem to have a solution to the ever widening problem or the will to try to solve the issue of violence even though President Trump has also weighed in on the situation.

The Chi-Town Refugees that I interviewed stated that they lost jobs since they could not get to work due to the violence on the public transportation system that never seems to end since there are fights all the time and since people are being shot on the bus while others are using drugs. The refugees are also afraid to take their kids on the bus since used needles and other drug related items are often present.

The scene in Chicago has been described as “The Valley of The Shadow of Death” since American citizens are leaving their homes for school or for work or for sport and never returning home since they are being caught in the crossfire. Americans are also being shot and killed while they are watching television and while they are eating dinner at the kitchen table. And according to the Chi-Town Refugees that have had to flee their place of birth due to the violence and corruption that exists many of the police officers are on the take and are selling drugs while killing rival drug dealers and men and women that owe them money.

The Chi-Town Refugees told me that if I wanted to understand Chicago then and now then I would need to imagine a world where jobs are scarce and where poverty and racism are rampant and where my city is being militarized and where there is no one to turn to since snitches and spies and con artists and gamblers and hustlers and prostitutes and FBI surveillance and black sites and killers and dope fiends are everywhere.

The Chi-Town Refugees that are in their 80s now stated that the violence increased exponentially right after they received a new batch of vaccines during the 1970s. They also described not being able to concentrate and having strange thoughts and unexplained and uncontrolled episodes of anger and a feeling of being stuck by thousands of needles at a time.

Our world literally changed overnight is what the Chi-Town Refugees told me during the Illinois interviews that deal with the awful state of affairs in Chicago and the Chi Town Refugees themselves.        

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –


The Death Notice

As a child that was clearly beyond his years since I was reading medical dictionaries while observing The Evolution of Goods and Services while my peers were playing hopscotch and the game of basketball, I sought to understand the inner workings of “The Death Notice” that seemed to be all around me at the time since people were dying just about every month.  

A recent passing took me back to my childhood, and it also reminded me of a promise that I had made to myself all those years ago, and now as I sit here as a Journalist Futurist Designer and Inventor, who is actively engaged in taking stock of the world, I can honestly tell you that the phenomena that is known as The Death Notice is taking place on a daily basis, however, I can only provide antidotal evidence or eyewitness testimonies since no empirical scientific module currently exists since the phenomena is random and cannot be readily reproduced at will which is indeed what makes it all the more perplexing since it affects both males and female alike as well as all of the nations.

The fact that the evidence is antidotal or based on eyewitness testimonies should not alarm you since eyewitness testimonies are good enough for a court of law and since they have been used to sentence the accused to death and to life in prison. Plus millions upon millions of humans have experienced The Death Notice beginning with the 12 Apostles who according to the biblical account were told of Jesus’s death in advance.

Lucinda: Told her son’s wife to take care of her son after visiting them for the very last time. She also told her son who is African American that he would never see her again after that day and he simply shrugged it off since his mother wasn’t sick and had come to his home for dinner. Lucinda died two days later and her son could not get out of bed when he heard the news of his mother’s passing.

Harry: Told his three adult sons that they would have to take care of their mother when he was gone. He also gave them his insurance papers and told them not to tell their mother what he had discussed with them since he didn’t want her to worry about him. Harry died in a car accident three days later.

Maria: Told her father that he wouldn’t have to pick her up from school anymore and when he asked why she simply said you will see. Maria was killed by a stray bullet as she was saying bye to the 11 year old boy that she loved.

Benjamin: Told his mother that she needed to make sure that she had burial insurance for him since she would need it, and when she told him not to talk like that since he was in the third grade he simply walked away. He was hit by a car that jumped the curb a week later.

Samantha: Told her 6 grade teacher that she was turning in her last homework assignment since she was going to die during the summer break and that she was going to drown. And it happened just as she had predicted.

Milton: Told his mother that he didn’t want to go to school since her mother was going to die. His grandmother died two hours after his mother dropped him off to school so he never had a chance to say good bye.

Naomi: Told her mother that she would need to get another husband and that her unborn brother would need a new sister because the house would be empty. Naomi and her father died in a car accident on Halloween. The deaths came some two weeks after the announcement.  

In rap song Tupac said I see death around the corner. He also talked about headlines of his death and most people simply understood his statements as music even though the lyrics came true.

The Death Notice is being experienced each and every day since there are multiple eyewitnesses to the pre-death phenomena.


Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –





The Truth About Puerto Rico

Today is an extremely sad day for all Americans since our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico have been experiencing a great deal of pain and suffering while our collective media has been concealing the truth by diverting our attention to other stories of less importance.

I spoke with several people from Yauco Puerto Rico that were fortunate enough to get in touch with their family members on the island which has been completely devastated. And to add to the crisis the flood waters have unearthed many of the bodies that were buried throughout Puerto Rico. Citizens are  not only worried about themselves, but also about their deceased loved ones since they have absolutely no way of determining the identity of the corpses that are floating in the very same water that many of them are forced to drink from since clean water is extremely hard to find.

Plus some people are stealing food and leaving others without since the re-establishment of law and order is difficult since some people are completely shut off from all resources and from governmental control due to the sheer devastation that has taken place. However, I have received reports that Puerto Ricans on the island are displaying the true American spirit just like the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma since they are helping one another by sharing canned soups and vegetables and crackers and the occasional peanut butter and fruit that survived Hurricane Maria.

Some citizens of Puerto Rican ancestry, who are married to a number of African Americans,  cannot understand why the U.S. Military did not immediately start dropping water and ready-to-eat-meals or why the large corporations that are doing business in Puerto Rico did not fly in gas generators and fuel, so the people of Puerto Rico could have power. They also don’t understand why their government in Washington DC did not supply them with water purification pills since it knew that widespread contamination would occur.

The people of Puerto Rico just want the kind of humanitarian assistance that has been given to the rest of the world and that was given to Mexico immediately following the 1985 earthquake and that they are receiving today since Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States of America and have a long standing history of serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.             

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –







Political Armageddon

As a Journalist Futurist and Designer I am able to bring you the contents of my mind while pinpointing the kinds of interviews that will enrich us as a society since our problems tend to manifest themselves due to a lack of understanding as well as the absence of compassion and a real education that is coupled with the truth.

I had the opportunity to interview a 43 year African American named Masimo and he stated that the radio station KPFK is an example of “Political Armageddon“ since they are only beholden to the listeners that support them which is why you can listen to a tribute to the late great Dick Gregory who created a Political Armageddon in his day by fasting for the things that were right and that still plague us Americans today since African Americans are still getting the short end of the stick when it comes to jobs and housing and health care and overall opportunities since the White Supremacists still want to place black Americans in lesser and lesser roles in society while the undercover White Nationalists and Nazis are stealing black American ideas since the White Supremacists are the only ones that can shine in America.

Masimo also stated that Dick Gregory changed the hearts and minds of many white Americans by producing the kind of comedy and eye opening speeches that revealed the truth about the times that he was living in. Masimo also stated that Dick Gregory put his life on the line by taking a stance against racism and injustice and by fasting for 40 days.

Political Armageddon was also achieved when the very first African American appeared on the radio and television since it caused a battle between the modern day Abolitionists and the White Supremacists that never wanted blacks to be involved in any aspect of American life.

Dick Gregory fought to change the old America that only saw blacks as property. He also helped to pave the way for the removal of the Confederate statues that Masimo states have been used to bully black Americans and to remind them that the White Supremacists are still present in America and that they will control what history is told and even if it excludes the contributions of the African Americans that fought during the Revolution and the Civil War that Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee lost since they were on the wrong side of history.    

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –



A Symphony Of Knowledge

As a journalist I take great pride in interviewing ordinary Americans since they are the lovers and the fighters that have shaped America throughout the years even though some of our elected officials seem to have forgotten about at least one of our generations that still has the ability to vote. The candidate that remembers this will have the attention of the entire American voting block since the World War II veterans are still with us just like the Baby Boomers and Generation X and the Millennials and Generation Y who already named President Trump in my previous news article.  

The “Ultra- Senior-Citizens” or those that are 80 years old or older feel as though they are being deliberately left behind by the younger Americans since nothing is being done to incorporate them into the new technological age even though they are Americans.

One of the things that is not readily understood about the Ultra- Senior-Citizens is that many of them worked jobs that did not require them to use fax machines or typewriters or word processors or computers for that matter, so now that we have put just about everything online, we have alienated an entire generation of Americans that need our help.

I have done my part to help the Ultra- Senior-Citizens, however, we need “A Symphony Of Knowledge” that will sweep all across America and that will serve as a model for other Western countries that have modernized without educating their people.

During my interviews that averaged an hour plus. I fielded questions like, “I heard that you have to have a desktop in order to have a laptop or a tablet since the desktop is the central command center?” To which I replied they are all independent systems and do not need to be connected to each other in order for them to work. This particular question came from a mailman of 30 plus years.

Another question was, “What are the young people saying because they are no longer speaking English even though they are clearly black and white in most instances?” The Ultra- Senior-Citizens, who were mostly in their 90s, wanted to know what LOL and LMAO and a Tweet and OMG and Dawg meant. And they also wanted to know what a side Piece was and what a BFF is and what anime is all about, so I took the time to explain the differences and the Ultra- Senior-Citizens were extremely grateful since they still had the desire to learn and to engage with the younger people despite claims that you can only market prescription drugs to them due to their ages.  

I am highlighting this particular deficiency in our society since Bernice W. was in tears when she said to me, “My grandson said hold on grandma I need to send a text to my friend. And I was so embarrasses that I didn’t know what to do since I had no idea what he was talking about, and when I asked my 40 year old daughter she got mad at me and said ‘Oh mother don’t you know anything’?” I took the time to explain to Bernice that texting is really nothing new since there was something that Americans used to carry on their hips and that they called “Pagers” and that an advanced version of the Pager had come out and that it allowed the end users to send text messages like “We’re ready” and “Patient X is in cardiac arrest” and “Meet us at Grand Central Station” etc. Bernice instantly remembered the pagers since she was in a grocery store when a doctor received a text message prior to asking to use the cordless landline phone since the first brick sized cellphones hadn’t debuted yet. Mystery solved.

I was also asked by a 92 year old woman whether or not people are inside the computers or if someone is working behind the scenes like they are in the world of television since messages are coming up on the scene? And another person who was also in his 90s wanted to know why the people in the computer wouldn’t respond to his verbal commands when he asked them to help him out after he had gotten stuck while trying to find a document that he had recently crated?

A government funded program or a privately funded “Knowledge Suite” that addresses and/or covers all of the basic things that we do from day to day with regard to technology and our everyday communications; will help the current Ultra Senior Citizens, who I might add will one day be replaced by the Millennials, who will also need our help once they reach their 80s and 90s and 100s, and especially once we begin to build an entirely new infrastructure that will be based on a 22nd and 23rd Century state of mind since it will allow the cellphone to become a magic wand while using “The Majestic” which is the name of my “Single Categorized Universal Phone App” that I already contacted the US Patent and Trademark Office about since I conceived of an entirely new world and a world that would one day work with The Majestic since The Majestic will be able to interface with the upscale restaurants in Singapore and in Africa and in Paris France and in Mexico and in London England and in Los Angeles and in Beverly Hills and throughout the entire Continental United States of America and the world at large.

The rest of my futurist thoughts are below since The Majestic and Magic Wand Technology and my Single Categorized Universal Phone App and corresponding computer app are futuristic concepts that I developed a long, long time ago while observing the dual evolution of mankind and goods and services and their overall effect on us as a species.    

The Majestic will create trillions and trillions of lasting jobs as the intelligent businessmen and the intelligent businesswomen begin to adopt a 22nd and 23rd and 24th and 25th and 26th and 27th and 28th and 29th and 30th and 31st Century state of mind that will be ruled by artificial intelligence and advanced robotics and by the magic wand that will be carried around inside one’s pocket or purse or handbag since it will be the key that opens the mighty door to the kingdom of the world since it will be directly linked to all of the “Intelligent Businesses” that want to do business on a global level that surpasses anything that has ever been seen before since artificial intelligence and advance robots and full digital access to the world’s inventories and menus is the way of the future since aircraft will begin to deliver meals from all around the world since international upscale restaurants will be in demand once the end user and/or subscriber can access the menus while placing a to go order that will be delivered fresh by a licensed service provider that will bring the world’s foods to you.   

The Majestic will allow you to open and to drive any and all local and international car rentals since you will be given a unique code that will have an expiration date that will be determined beforehand. And if you own the vehicle then your code or password will never expire and you will be able to create your own unique password in the 21st Century or beyond if my idea is adopted and/or appropriated by car manufacturers and by the app makers and comes online during the 21st Century or after.

The Majestic or my concept for a Single Categorized Universal Phone App will make you the master of any world that you choose to create for yourself since it is indeed magic wand technology.

The Majestic if adopted will give you instant access to the ubiquitous worldwide “Rent-A-Robot” centers that will provide companion robots and housekeeping robots and talking artificially intelligent drones that will take breath taking High Definition vacation photos while you relax, and the fact that you’ll be in a country that still uses 220 Direct Current won’t matter because we will all have access to the goods and services that make our lives better.    

The Majestic or magic wand technology or my concept for a Single Categorize Universal Phone App and corresponding Computer App will link the entire world once the new “Intelligent Infrastructure” is securely in place which means that the humans of the future will inherit a world without digital borders as we continue to evolve as a species while slowly transforming our world into a unified home through the skillful applicant of magic wand technology which is a concept that I developed when I first observed The Evolution of Goods and Services when I was in elementary school.               

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –