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In an attempt to try to further understand some of the bizarre behaviors that seem to surround many of the American based school shootings that have been taking place throughout the country, and for an extremely long period of time, and without a satisfactory and generally accepted explanation that doesn’t serve to further the traditional political flames of hostility that have succeeded in dividing the entire country into two halves of a whole, and along socioeconomic and racial and gender lines; it has therefore become absolutely essential to find out whether or not there are any other nonpolitical Americans, who might have something to say that’s of a unique and thought provoking nature, and that can quite possibly be added to the overall discussion that presently surrounds the history and the prevalence of the ongoing school shootings since the shootings themselves don’t always involve psychotropic drugs or a breakup or a documented history of bullying or a troubled childhood in the modern sense of the meaning.

The prevalence of school shootings in the United States of America, as well as the seminal event that currently surrounds them, requires an all-journalistic-hands-on-deck-approach, so with the insurmountable task of trying to find a nonpolitical answer that can quite possibly shed some sunlight on what a large percentage of Americans are openly calling an, “Extraordinary Act of Nonhuman Intention,” that goes far beyond the whole left vs right argument, and far beyond the standard secular explanations that often surround the usual statements that are gradually released to the public concerning the shooter’s troubled childhood and bullying and psychotropic drugs and troubling breakups, I as a seasoned American journalist, who takes his profession and his work seriously, decided to research the evolution of school shootings in the United States of America, and what I discovered in the course of my independent research is quite surprising, as well as enlightening since the answer that I received doesn’t necessarily fit into the generally accepted framework that a large percentage of Americans are being forced to accept even though there’s a nontraditional explanation that the general public has a right to read and learn about since a true “Journalistic Democracy” will cover all aspects of a conversation.  

My news articles, which are an example of a “Journalistic Democracy” at work, and this news site are a written record of my life and of my time on the planet earth, and are not commercially or artificially generated by a human gatekeeper or by a master AI computer, so I am therefore determined to continue to bring you the kind of unique news reports that will continue to reveal the very things that you have a right to know, and that represent the concept and the real life application of a “Journalistic Democracy” like the one that I have created right here at unstifledjournalism.com by covering the other aspects of the news since there are no masters or slaves in journalism.        

The school shootings themselves have been with us for far longer than most Americans are willing to admit to themselves in most cases, which is why my news article, and journalistic search for a nonpolitical explanation that can possibly be accepted by the non-secularists, who abandoned the commercial news a long, long time ago, and who are still searching for a deeper and nonclinical meaning for what they presently perceive to be an expression of pure evil; is crucial to a functioning “Journalistic Democracy” that absolutely respects everyone, and that also seeks to bring the news to the nonpolitical alike despite the prevailing direction that the larger news agencies might be moving in.

My news article is also crucial to a functioning “Journalistic Democracy” since it can quite possibly help us Americans to better understand why a seemingly healthy white male student with absolutely no history of violence towards himself or towards anyone else would attempt to commit suicide while he is still on school grounds, which by all standards should be a continuous place of uninterrupted peace and learning, as well as a place that’s free from all forms of school violence, which includes a student asking to be excused from the classroom and then coming back with a handgun and shooting up the classroom, and triggering more and more angry and warlike calls for gun control, and for the abolition of The Second Amendment, and for outright gun confiscation, which will further divide the nation since law enforcement officers and civilians and veterans and active duty military personnel and conscious members of the clergy are all on the record as being vehemently opposed to such a provocative and dangerous and nation altering event that will effectively put Americans with guns and training at odds with each other while the external threats to the nation continue to grow throughout the world.

There are a number of things to consider with respect to the safety and the security of the United States of America, and by putting the politics of gun control aside while conducting my research, I was able to learn through a great deal of research that the school shootings are being viewed through a very different lens, and that some Americans view the school shootings as a continuation of a curse that was placed on the white settlers, and also on all future generations of Americans, and that the curse had started as far back as 1763, which was the beginning of, “Pontiac’s War,” which had followed the French and Indian War, which is also known as, “The Seven Years’ War,” that had ended with the, “Treaty of Paris,” in the year 1763.  

The preliminary information that was given to me about the centuries old Indian curse was just the tip of the iceberg since the very same Native American Elder that had provided the information about the 250 year old curse of Enoch Brown, and the ten students that were also buried right alongside him in the mass grave that was tragically discovered in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, also stated during our two day long interview that the curse was placed on the settlers shortly after the Pennsylvania authorities started to offer a reward for the scalp of any male or female Indian that was above the age of ten years old.

The Native American Elder also informed me that the curse was sealed with the killing of Enoch Brown, who was born in Ireland in 1694, and who had been the Head School Master up until he was murdered on the morning of 07/26/1764. Enoch Brown was murdered on the Pennsylvania frontier right along with a group of innocent children, who never even had a chance, and who weren’t as fortunate as Archie McCullough, who had been located during a frantic search for survivors, and who is said to have been found while he was washing his badly injured head since he had been effectively scalped during the surprise attack on the schoolhouse.      

The Native American Elder, who asked that his tribe not be named since he fears reprisal, also advised me that the 4 Lenape Indians that had carried out the attack on the schoolhouse, even though there are credible reports that suggest that Enoch Brown was a kindhearted man, and that he had also offered to give up his life in exchange for the lives of the slain students, had placed an eternal curse inside the United States of America, and that the curse will continue to affect our ability to learn in peace and to protect our children since the Lenape Indian students in the 1700s were being murdered in cold blood by the white settlers, and were robbed of their right to learn the ways of the Lenape Indian people since they were being forced to accept foreign white laws and customs and strange religions.

Enoch Brown and the ten slain students that didn’t survive the school shooing or massacre were murdered in cold blood by a group of school shooters, and there have been nonstop school shootings in America ever since “The 1764 School Massacre” took place on the Pennsylvania frontier 250 years ago.

I will begin to list the school shootings that mysteriously took place during the 1800s, and after the mass grave was discovered in Franklin County, Pennsylvania in the year 1764, so you can see the kind of school shooting phenomena that has followed the 1764 killing of Enoch Brown, who was beaten and scalped in front of his students by two elderly Native Americans and a young warrior that had accompanied them. And while some say there were 4 Lenape Indians others simply say two elderly men and a young warrior suddenly burst into the classroom while the children were being taught and stained the last part of the 1700s.

The 07/26/1764 massacre in Franklin County, Pennsylvania seems to have touched off the tragic school shooting phenomena in America since nothing like it had ever been recorded by the white settlers, who had been coming to America long before the start of Pontiac’s War. The 1764 school shooting of Enoch Brown by the 4 Lenape Indians must have been just as unsettling to the people in the 1700s as the Iraqi boy’s case, who by the way was accidentally shot in the head by a 12 year old female classmate, who brought a loaded handgun into a Los Angeles, California classroom.

The subsequent school shootings that have followed the July 26, 1764 massacre are absolutely staggering, and seem to justify a much wider look into the Native American Elder’s “Lenape Indian Curse Legend” that I as an investigative journalist was informed about in June of 2017, however, you will have to decide for yourselves once you finish reading my reports from the 1800s and trace the evolution of school shootings to present day America.

Louisville, Kentucky 11/2/1853: A lone student named Matthew Ward had purchased what is described as a self-cocking pistol during the morning hours of the day, and subsequently took it to school where he used it to kill Schoolmaster Butler for the offense of excessively punishing his brother the day before. Matthew Ward was later acquitted of all charges even though he had shot and killed Schoolmaster Butler at point blank range.

New York City 06/08/1867: A 13 year old boy smuggled a loaded pistol into Public School Number 18, and used it to shoot a fellow student, who never even saw the attack coming. The shooter’s parents, just like the shooter’s parents in 2018, had absolutely no idea that their son, who obviously hadn’t had access to violent video games in the 1800s, had, had a gun or that there had even been an issue at school. The teachers in 1867 didn’t know anything either.

Chattanooga, Tennessee 12/22/1868: A boy who had refused to accept corporal punishment (i.e., swats or strikes to the hands or buttocks for misbehaving) from one of his school teachers abruptly left his school and returned the following day with his brother and with one of his friends, and when they couldn’t find the teacher on the school grounds they paid a visit to his home where a gun battle had quickly ensued that had left three people dead from gunshot wounds. The boy’s brother was the sole survivor.

Salisbury, Maryland 03/09/1873: Ms. Shockley was innocently walking with 4 small children shortly after school had already ended when a menace named Hall suddenly approached her and shot her dead while the children watched in horror. The schoolmaster ran out to render her aid, but she was already dead. Hall committed suicide later on that night by throwing himself underneath a moving train.

Lancaster, New York 05/24/1879: A man named Frank Shugart, who was a telegraph operator by trade, abruptly shot and wounded Mr. Carr, who was the Superintendent of the school’s stables. The shooting had taken place while a carriage that was filled with female students was pulling out of the school’s stables.

Gainesville, Georgia 03/15/1884: A group of extremely drunk Jackson County farmers, who had become drunk in the middle of the day, were walking down the street while continuing to drink, and while shooing their pistols without any regard for the safety of others. The farmers had exited the Jug Tavern prior to firing their pistols and prior to forcing the onlookers to flee to their homes for safety. The men continued to drink and as they approached a female academy a group of girls ran from the schoolyard and entered the school building where the drunks decided to follow them. The men were cursing and drinking up a storm, and recklessly fired several shots into the front door of the school, but thankfully none of the girls were injured.

Charleston, South Carolina 07/04/1886: A little girl named Emma Connelly unexpectedly shot and killed John Steedley during their co-ed Sunday school class. Emma reportedly killed John for spreading slanderous lies about her. The killing had come a few days after Emma’s brother had already whipped John a couple of times for the very same offense.

Watertown, New York 04/12/1887: A boy named Edwin Bush, who was a student at Potsdam Norman School, decided to take a loaded gun to school with him, and used it to kill himself by firing a round into his head while he was still on school grounds.

Cleveland, Tennessee 06/12/1887: A boy named Will Guess smuggled a loaded gun into his school and used it to murder Irene Fann, who was his little sister’s unwed school teacher. The atrocious killing of Ms. Fann had come the day after she had subjected Will’s little sister to corporal punishment, which was a common form of discipline during the 1800s.

New Brunswick, New Jersey 06/13/1889: A boy named Charles Crawford had grown extremely angry over an argument that he had, had with a School Trustee at his school when he suddenly marched over to an open window and fired his pistol into a crowded classroom. However, no one was killed during the incident, but a bullet had lodged itself into the space on the wall that was just above the teacher’s head.

Newburgh, New York 04/9/1891: A 70 year old man named James Foster fired a shotgun at a group of students while they were innocently standing on the playground at St. Mary’s Parochial School. The students received minor injuries during the unprovoked attack that had shocked the nation since no one had suspected that an elderly man of 70 years would deliberately target children.

The one thing that we can clearly see when we examine the historical records with an unbiased mind, and with a journalistic heart, is that young people were solving their own problems back then, and that they weren’t involving the adults in the problem solving processes like they had previously done in past centuries, so what happened to the youth of America, and what made them turn on each other, and on the authority figures of the 1800s, and why didn’t this happen in 1619 or in 1632 or in 1702 or even in 1764?

We can clearly see the overall change in the nature of America’s children during the 1800s when we examine the case of Emma Connelly, who murdered John Steedley over a few slanderous lies that in her immature mind had equated death by pistol.

We can also see the change in Edwin Bush, who had committed suicide at school since he simply couldn’t see any other way out.

The change can also be noted in the case of Will Guess and his little sister, who must have seen corporal punishment as an act of war, and as a reason for Irene Fann to die.

We can also see the profound change in America’s youth when we examine the case of Schoolmaster Butler, who was murdered by Matthew Ward, whose immature mind had also told him that he should sentence Mr. Butler to death for the act of excessively punishing his brother.

The parents of the children that are listed in the cases from the 1800s had absolutely no knowledge about what their kids were going to do since the kids in the 1800s had their very own “Child Kingdom” just like you and I had when we were growing up, and just like the kids had in 3800 BCE, and just like the kids have in 2018.

So, now that we have established the existence of the “Child Kingdom” on the earth, which is filled with secrets upon secrets, the question then becomes, is the curse of Enoch Brown fact or fiction since the school shootings in America started with his death, and with the deaths of greater than 6 children, and have continued even though a radio host had recently stated that school shootings didn’t start until 1999, which is some 235 years after the first school shooting that took place on 07/26/1764?                

Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –


When I first learned about the existence of “The Negro Commandments” and their overall importance to a group of “Slavery Survivors” and “Jim Crow Survivors” and “Victims and Survivors of the Watts Riots and Police Brutality” more than 25 years ago, I decided that I would write about the commandments one day since they seemed to be just as timely and as important as they were when they were first written all those years ago, and at a time when death often outweighed life in many instances since 6 people could be murdered by the police and the KKK for every baby that was born to an African American family.

I first learned about The Negro Commandments over a cup of coffee, and once I gained the trust of the black woman that I was speaking with since I was an outsider, she put me in touch with one of the surviving “American Refugees” that had fled to safety with a set of handwritten commandments or guidelines that had managed to keep him and countless others alive.

The Negro Commandments are an important piece of hidden American history, and are just as relevant today as they were 25 years ago, and when they were first written and circulated throughout the Southern States.

I was able to see a slightly worn and very much intelligible copy of The Negro Commandments that an 88 year old black man, who preferred to be called an “Afro American” instead of a black American since he felt a certain kinship with the other black human beings that had also been scattered throughout the world, and who were also using the term “Afro” to describe themselves.

The 88 year old man that I interviewed over the course of 4 days after learning that he had been carrying a surviving copy of The Negro Commandments with him ever since he had turned ten years old was named Jody.

And during the course of our multi-part interviews Jody had advised me that his father Randolph, who was from the heart of Arkansas, had made him a handwritten copy of The Negro Commandments, and that his mother Lorraine, who was from Mississippi, had also received a copy from her father Joseph, who had approached her with the guidelines when she was no more than ten years old, which seemed to be the designated age since Jody’s aunt Patsy, who was two years older than Lorraine, had also received a copy at the age of ten years old just like Jody’s male classmates, who were named Roger and Donald and Colman.

The ten year old boys and girls were apparently told that they would be responsible for passing the information down to their own children, and for teaching future generations of Negros about what had happened during their lifetimes.     

The first Commandment as I wrote in my notepad has to do with the purpose and use of money, which Jody also called “Jay” or “J” which was apparently a colloquial term for money when he was growing up.

Money should be used for the betterment of the family and the community. Money must be saved whenever possible because we never know when we will have to move because of the Ku Klux Klan and the police that are working with them. Money must be kept to pay the white folks for safe passage because some of them are helping us when we have to flee for our lives when the Klan starts burning their satanic crosses and lynching people.  

The Second Commandment has to do with religion or worship.

Religion is every persons own business and it does not matter if they worship Christ or the Moslem religion or the Jews God or the dark arts because we are all being hunted down by the white men that carried us over here on those boasts. This is why the Negro Jews among us are acting like they are Christians because they know they will be killed for being Jews.

No one can tell the white folks who the Moslems and Jews are because they will be killed because they are Negros and have another religion and secret tongue that they use at night which is not English.   

The Third Commandment has to do with food.

Food must be saved because there are times when we cannot leave the house to purchase food because the Ku Klux Klan is out. The police also stop us for no reason so we must stay inside our homes unless we are going to work or to church because we are questioned just for doing yard work around the house. The police also follow us to the store and call us bad names and touch our women folk underneath the clothes and hit us for no reason.

Food is very important and when eating food we must always thank the Hebrew God because he freed the Hebrew slaves and gave them land just like the Jews here with us said. We must remember to eat mainly vegetables and to drink a lot of water because some of the meat we are sold and given is bad and if we refuse to purchase it we are beaten by the shop keeper or the police are called on us and we are lynched or shot or burned to death.

Food can also be dangerous so cook your food at home by boiling your meat because some of us have become sick from food that we did not cook our self. Always keep coffee around because it will keep you up when you have to flee to another town because of the KKK.

The Fourth Commandment has to do with newspapers.

We cannot trust the white newspapers because they will not report the lynching. They only tell you the police killed a Negro man or a Negro woman but will not tell you it was in cold blood. The newspapers also will not tell you how many Negros are killed and buried by the KKK and the police that control the streets.

Negros must spread the word because Negros do not have homes or work but you do not see it in the white papers. The white newspapers will not tell you that the Ku Klux Klan and the police are killing Negro children or that they are being lynched by white men. The Negro must flee north and must tell the Negros out there and the white folks what is happening in the south so they can bring an army and food because we do not have arms.    

The Fifth Commandment has to do with sharing.

We must take care of each other by sharing salt and sugar and flour and beans and meat and vegetables and coffee with the people in our party so no one will go hungry while his brothers eat.

We have been taught a strange thing because we shared our food in Africa before the white men forced us to come here on those boats. We must make sure the pregnant and the children get full like they did before the angry white men made us come here. 

The Sixth Commandment has to do with outward expression.

We cannot speak in front of the white folks because the smart Negros with us are being killed by the KKK and the police. The regular white folks are also killing us and the smart Negros in our party so keep quiet unless you know them by name or from church and do not say too much or anything about returning to Africa because you will be murdered. And if you are asked if you believe in Jesus just say yes because the KKK and the police are killing Negro Jews and Negro Moslems because they said Jesus is not their God and that they had another God before they came here. 

The Seventh Commandment has to do with education.

We must educate our self about the past and about our ancestors so our children and their children will have the knowledge of who we are as Africans. We must also learn what the whites are doing so we can move up in their world. We must never forget what has been done to us in this world. Our children must know that we were not always slaves or called Negros. They must also know about the Negro Popes in Africa. They must also know about the Negro Christians that lived in Africa before the start of slavery and that were carried over here on the boats with the Moslems and Jews. We must teach our children about the past just like the Negro Hebrews and the Negro Moslems with us are doting. We must learn from them even though we are Christians since the Negro Jews are saying the lynching will end one day just like the slavery in Egypt.  

The Eighth Commandment has to do with social activities.

We as Negros must not be idle in the streets because the police and the KKK will attack us for no reason. We must gather in our homes and must be home before dark and must not get drunk because the police are murdering Negros for no reason besides being drunk. Stay away from dope because it is from the devil and will only make your pain worse. Be careful when speaking to white women because Negros are being lynched for saying hello ma’am. Do not engage the white folks unless they come to you first. And find a good milkman and have him deliver your milk for you so you do not have to go out and give him a little change for bringing the milk.

Read every day and seek to set up guardians in your community so they can watch over your homes and children and women folk.

Choose your music carefully when listening to other than religion songs and never forget how the Hebrew God freed us from slavery by using his humble servant President Abraham Lincoln.

The Ninth Commandment has to do with relationships.

Choose a good man or a good woman that has the same kind of thoughts because slavery has harmed the spirits of some Negros and this is why we must be careful around some of them because they have become strangers to us in these horrible days and no longer know the ways of Africa or any of the words that belong to our languages that have kept us close to our ancestors and land.

We must find a way to survive because we cannot live free like the Negro Indians and like the other Negro people that were here before the white men carried us over here on those boats.  

The Negro Commandments allow us to experience and to appreciate the horrifying times that Jody and his parents and grandparents and great grandparents and their parents were forced to live through when they had nothing more than hope in their hearts and a desire for salvation.

The Negro Commandments also allow us to see the kind of communicating and organizing that it took to bring African Americans through slavery and through the Jim Crow Era and through everything else that the African American people have had to endure throughout the centuries and without losing their faith in the Hebrew God, who Jody said had followed them from Africa.

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 –