Ulysses "Butch" Slaughter is an artist, an alchemist and an “Alpha Black” who uses the power of forgiving to persistently pursue “radical, relentless, reconciliation” through all of his epic life journeys. For more than four decades, Ulysses has courageously answered “the call” to illuminate dark and difficult human relationships with unwavering determination to synthesize polarities and amplify potent possibilities.
Ulysses’ signature forgiveness missions explore the inner, the interpersonal, the international and the intergalactic.
Ulysses was the chief architect of The Philadelphia MOVE reconciliation campaign that led to an official apology for the urban bombing and killing of 11 people on May 13, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ulysses is host and producer of Re-member MOVE recorded at WURD 900AM Radio in Philadelphia, PA.
Ulysses is former Director of The OneTaste Orgasmic Meditation Reconciliation Council, an international review team established to oversee the integrity of sexual play for OneTaste. His podcast, One Black Taste, chronicles his tumultuous time with the sex-positive organization.
At the fragile age of 12, Ulysses listened as his mother Clarice was shot to death by his father Ulysses Grant Slaughter Sr. Emerging from his bedroom on June 25, 1978, he watched as his mother bled from two gunshot wounds to her head and take some of the last breaths of her life. Ritualistically, stepping over his mother’s fallen body that day was the first, most important "crossing-over" act in his dramatic odyssey toward reconciliation with his father and himself. Odyssey To Save Ulysses is the film series by Ulysses that chronicles the father-son journey.
Walking A White Woman's Web: to disentangle details of deception in DelCo is the current project being crafted under Ulysses’s direction. Based on actual historic and modern-day actual events, Walking A White Woman's Web shows how “any white woman, anywhere, at any time and for any reason” can conjure lies against Black Men and weaponize white womanhood to cover their despicable acts of racial aggression.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ulysses resides in Media, Pennsylvania. Author of three books, director of various short films and curator of countless critical community forums, Ulysses has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Network and The Dr. Phil Show. He is a 2013 recipient of The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Leadership Award.
His fourth book, Come Black Home, White Woman, is the tale of a white woman who gets lost in her wicked whiteness and betrays her Black husband and his children. Ultimately, poetically, her betrayal leads to her demise. The book will be released in May 2022. Read book excerpts here.
You can also check out excerpts of my other books here.
Prevent this "white" woman
People ask me "why now?" I say "Why not? Why wait?" It will happen again.
Over my lifetime in Black skin, I've read many - too many - stories of Black men who have had difficult or even deadly encounters with white women. In the summer of 2021, I became one of those Black Men. In the summer of 2021, I was brutally betrayed by a white woman for whom I would have given my life. A white woman to whom I had dedicated my life. She wasn't a stranger, but she instantly became strange. If she could lie and cry wolf, any white woman can.
I have fought many righteous fights in my life. I have won many righteous fights in my life. This is a fight I thought I would never have to fight. But this fight will be won. For me, for my children, for Black Men and for white women who are not that "kind" of white woman, this fight will be won. And everyone will share in the victory because everyone - whether they know it or not - is paralyzed by this situation.
Dr. Jackal may have Lyde. But Dr. Jackal can not hide.
There's a lot to learn about this Black Man and white woman dynamic. It is a social-psychological knot that must be addressed and untangled.
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