Dear Reader,

The McPhearsonreport.com is the latest incarnation of an idea that began to take shape in 1995. I was searching for a way to express my ideas and bring together other people’s thoughts on the socio-economic issues effecting African-Americans. I believe that if the many social and political camps in the African-American community develop collective concepts and approaches to advance inclusive community building, we can effect change at a pace that has yet to be seen in U.S. American history.

The original idea took shape as CONVERSATIONS, a name inspired by Stevie Wonder’s album Conversation Peace. From January 1996 to October 1998 I published four paper pamphlets. During that time I struggled with the reality that the oppression of dark-skinned people is not happening in a vacuum. One cannot accurately discuss Black oppression without addressing other forms of oppression. The battle is with the monster of oppression and must be fought on all fronts or the monster will win by using the ancient strategy of divide and conquer.

Conversations evolved into two websites Aithiops and Cpeace. Both e-zines were intended to provide alternative views to give people information to make decisions that help forward the cause of social and economic justice. But Aithiops explored the African-American world experience in socio-economic and geo-political contexts, while Cpeace explored all forms of oppression and offer paradigms to help develop a credible vision of world peace. I have decided to combine both into McPhearsonreport.com which also provides some entertainment, personal experiences and more light hearted stories and information.

Thank you taking partaking. I hope you enjoy.


Michael T. McPhearson

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About the Author

Currently Michael is executive director of Veterans For Peace and co-chair of the Don't Shoot Coalition, A Saint Louis based coalition that formed in the aftermath of Michael Brown's police killing death in Ferguson, MO. From August 2010 to September 2013, Michael worked as the National Coordinator with United For Peace and Justice. He is a former board member of Veterans For Peace and as well as Executive Director from 2005 to 2010. He works closely with the Newark based People’s Organization for Progress and the Saint Louis centered Organization for Black Struggle. Michel also publishes the Mcphearsonreport.org expressing his views on war and peace, politics, human rights, race and other things. Michael also launched Reclaimthedream.org website as an effort to change the discourse and ignite a new conversation about Dr. Martin Luther King’s message and what it means to live in just and peaceful communities.