At Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church. The message: “Trouble don’t last always”, delivered by the Right Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr.
I didn’t get audio because they had notices that recording devices were not allowed. I will not debase my character to the level of the “authorized media”. It’s their property, they asked me not to do it, so I didn’t do it. If I didn’t want to follow their rules, I didn’t have to go.
I’ll have more on it later, but it was, for the most part, a non-event. The Reverend didn’t say anything overly contentious, there were no riots or demonstrators (except one oddity that I’ll cover when I post on this in more detail), everyone was very accepting and friendly with the “guests”and, with the exception of a couple of inferences that I probably wouldn’t have even noticed had it not been for the good Reverend’s reputation, the message was actually very good.
I will say that the handling of it reinforced the identity politics and “us vs them” attitude of Black American culture today, but that was no surprise.
I’ll try to post some more details later on today or tomorrow.