‘From The Browder File’ by Tony Browder Changed His Life

David Banner


Heard David for the 1st time ever on the Armstrong Williams Show last week and was impressed.  Though Armstrong, not being conscious of his history, had difficulty following David who explained how the challenges combating Black people are  systematic.  David attributed his early awareness to Tony Browder’s book, From The Browder File.  He tried to explain to Armstrong how ‘not knowing’…’the truth’, starting with ‘their’ history works against us.

T Browder

From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience (From the Browder File Series)

I was so impressed, I did a bit research, as Joe Madison advises, and was even more impressed.  Just sharing a little:

In November 2006, Banner was awarded a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina.

On September 25, 2007, Banner testified before Congress at a hearing about racism and misogyny in hip hop music titled From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.[17] He defended his use of offensive language and argued: “Change the situation in my neighborhood and maybe I’ll get better.”[17] In his opening statement, Banner stated: “I can admit there are some problems in hip hop but it is only a reflection of what’s taking place in our society. Hip hop is sick because America is sick.”