Ken Hamblin (The Black Avenger) was a very distinctive voice in talk radio syndication for a number of years. He vanished without warning in 2003 and nobody seems to know what happened to him.
In case you never heard Hamblin, some background. Hamblin grew up in Brooklyn. His parents were Caribbean immigrants, which may explain some of why he refuses to be a victim of the Democratic Establishment.
After serving the country in the military, he lived his early adult life in the Detroit area. As a black American, he was swept up in the radical left movement of his time. He worked as a photographer for the Detroit Free Press after the 1967 riots that tore the city of Detroit apart, from which it has never recovered.
In the 1980s, he moved to Denver and started doing a local talk show, and became syndicated in 1994. He also wrote columns for the Denver Post and NY Times. Answers.com has a detailed biography here, at least through 1995.
The recurring theme of his program was that White People need to “get over” their guilt over slavery that causes them to vote for or acquiesce to liberal black Democratic politicians who end up destroying everything they touch. He offered listeners a “Certificate of Absolution” releasing them for any guilt and allows the bearer to judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
Ken’s ongoing challenge to his black liberal audience (and Liberal Egg Sucking Dogs) was to “Name one – just one city that has improved socially, economically and politically” after a black person was elected to lead the city. His favorite examples were Coleman Young (Detroit), Harold Washington (Chicago), David Dinkens (New York City) and Andrew Young (Atlanta). Another challenge he would throw at Black callers who tried to convince him “what an awful place the United States is” was for the caller to Pick Another Country where they think they would have a better life. If they made a convincing enough case, then Ken would ask them why they haven’t moved there.
Another theme during the final year or so of his show was pointing out the conscious choice of historians and educators to scrub the history of the Civil War of the reality that many Southern Blacks voluntarily fought and died on the side of the Confederacy and challenged people to reconcile that fact with what they think they know about the Civil War.
I have suggested in jest that maybe Ken was taken into the Witness Protection program. My other competing theory is that he had a sudden health problem or serious incident involving his personal safety. There are rumors of a contract dispute with his syndicator – that could explain why he went off the air, but not why he vanished completely without even saying goodbye on his own web site.
Ken Hamblin’s voice is desperately needed on radio to bring some rational discussion to world events in this new Obama era. Young people motivated by the indoctrination taught in schools of their “guilt” for things they had nothing to do with – are a sincere threat to the future political and economic well being of this country.
Ken would be about 69 years old by now. Bo Snerdly (James Golden) – Rush Limbaugh’s “Official Program Observer” is another person with a similar outlook. James did a show on WABC for a while as half of the “James and Joel” show. If I can’t have Ken Hamblin back, maybe the EIB network would think about becoming more than just a single show. Everyone needs a dream.