BlackAmericanTv Spotlight

Trotter Blackstone© is a product of a handful of Native Black American minds working together. Some of us prefer to remain anonymous. All of us prefer, as much as is reasonably possible, to remain secondary to our output. The Trotter Blackstone “collective” may change from time to time, as contributors come and go.  Differ as we might on some thoughts and opinions, the one thing we hope to always have in common is our deep roots in the unique Native Black American history, evolution, experience, culture—People.    


Like it or not.  Admit it or not. It is a tribal world.  

Those groups who recognize the truth of this are the most successful on the planet. They work in concert for their “tribe”.  And it is passed on to the next generation. 

Jews are the best at it.

Native Black Americans are the worst.

When’s the last time you heard of a Jew killing a Jew?  

When’s the last time you heard of a Native Black American killing another Native Black American?  

It is NOT the “White Man” who is Native Black America’s biggest problem—these days.  It is the Native Black American who is the Native Black American’s biggest problem.

OUR NATIVE BLACK AMERICAN CONTRIBUTORS have no intention of avoiding a few pretty damn obvious Truths.  

Our biggest problem is us.

If we don't do better as a tribe, our children, grand-children 

and beyond will suffer our inability to work together  

far far far into the future. Gains from past generations are being lost, squandered, and ignored. You disagree? Check the crime, murder, prison, high school and college indexes.   

Native Black American cultural, political and historical 
identity was born and evolved over centuries in this place 
called "America".  From Crispus Attucks, Frederick 
Douglass, Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. Dubois--
thru Jelly Roll Morton, Joe Louis, Dr. Martin Luther King, 
Thurgood Marshall, the Black Panthers, Willie Mays, 
Adam Clayton Powell, Muhammad Ali, Mahalia Jackson, 
Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson, Mowtown, Venus and 
Serena--and on and on...

A unique and and specific people.  That's the Native Black 
American Tribe. 

This is not to deny our African origins.  It is to embrace 
our Native Black American heritage.

To the degree we have lost our connection to that 
heritage, we have lost our connection to our specific and
unique history, culture and people.

Does your ancestry in this place called America 

disappear somewhere in the  1800's?  

Are you the descendant of slaves brought               

to America somewhere between 1600’s

and 1800’s?

 Is your culture and tribe that unique   

 culture and tribe which was born and 

 evolved  in this land now called 


If so, your are Native Black American.  

You are recognized for who you are, here.  


Smokey speaks on "Native" Black-American versus African-American "misnomer"--

Much of what Smokey Robinson says speaks more to many of us than Jesse Jackson's misguided declaration for all. A large percentage of dissenting voices were ignored. It matters.



...a day where we remember, honor, celebrate and give humble thanks to those generations of Black Americans who came before and laid the foundation for Black American Progress, Culture, and Continuation. 


BLACK AMERICAN ANCESTORS DAY on 12-12-18James Hopkinson's Plantation Planting Sweet Potato

...a day where we remember, honor, celebrate and give humble thanks to those Black American Ancestors who came before and contributed over generations to the development and evolution of a "Native" Black American People; a specific People who share a very unique and common History, Culture and Centuries Old Relationship to this land called "America".  
Awww,  BUDDY... special thanks to world renowned Black American novelist, Dr. Charles Johnson, for turning us on to this little bit of...

In the inimitable words of DICK SADLER, legendary boxing trainer of World Champions, "...son, ya gotta take what ya got to git what you want"...