So what about the flag…. it was the Democrats battle flag. Slave owners were democrats, along with the kkk, and the people that lynched blacks throughout the Jim Crow era… now the democrats say hate republicans. lets talk about black economics and say f*#k the race talk. that flag don’t mean ish to me… i’m handling my business and that flag ain’t stopping me. TYT, stop inflaming this race bs and talk about the illegal wars, murders, and occupation of Palestine. jus sayin.
There is no Nation called “Black”, African American has no value since we need a Civil Rights Bill that has to be renewed ever 25 years. Africa is not a nation…its a Continent. So where does that leave us? Since before Christopher Columbus landed in North America, there were people of African descent already here alongside the mongoloid native population. In the Europeans quest for land in supremacy, they killed millions of Native people and enslaved those natives of African descent. As time went on, the slave trade became very lucrative and African people were kidnapped from Africa an important to America.
The travesty of this horrible act in history has left millions “Black” people in America with a looming questions … “Who am I, and where am i from”. Throughout the enslavement of our people, there have been many labels placed upon us. “Nigger, Colored, Negro, Black, Now African American ” neither of these labels define our race. Neither neither of these labels define our country of origin. There is no nation called Black, to call us African American means that we are native of this land. Maniac so called black people and this land wonder why we lack equality and justice.
We have no national identity and this is the simple reason why. My question to you is, should the US government be required to prove where our people were abducted from? If they cannot prove our national identity, the origin from which our people were stolen, if they cannot prove whether or not our forefathers were the indigenous tribes in North America or whether or not we were first along the middle passage from Africa, if they cannot prove these things then our national identity is Native American and we should have the rights as our Native American brothers with the option for sovereignty. your thoughts?
1. Insure That They Participate in Rites of Passage
One of the conspicuously missing elements in our families, communities and churches is Rites of Passage for Boys. For those of you who don’t know what a rites of passage is, I’ll define it by providing you with these appropriate illustrations.
Boot Camp is the rites of passage into the US Armed Forces. If a person fails boot camp, they are not allowed to serve in the military. The Bar Exam is the rites of passage to legally practice law in the USA. If a person fails the bar exam they are not allowed to practice law. Law school not only prepares them for the strenuous and intimidating bar exam, it helps ready them for a career in law.
One of the prime reasons men freeze or fail when it comes to manhood is because, truthfully, they don’t know what to do! False bravado and embarrassment keeps them from admitting their lack of knowledge. Operating under the same concept as law school and boot camp, Rites of Passage for Boys prepares boys for manhood. By the time they graduate, they will have addressed every facet of being a man they will face in adult life. Backed by indepth training, they enter into manhood tempered, tested, tuned and confident!
2. Insure That They Have Proper Male Role Models
Like sponges, boys absorb and then mimic what they see, hear and read. It stands to reason, we don’t want them mimicking the wrong sources. If they have no proper male role models to emulate, be forewarned; boys will mirror the next closest thing! Whether it is femininity, immature or riotous peers or Black men who are suffering from a male identity crisis. One way or the other, they are going to have role models. The question is, “What type?”
Will their role models cause them to be perplexed about manhood? Will their role models indoctrinate them to be effeminate, passive, immoral or abusive males? Will their role models induce them to use and abuse the female gender or become criminals or thugs? Will their role models influence them to use offensive language, mock God, shun marriage, be prone to violence or engage in homosexuality?
Mature parents who truly care about their son’s future will not only ask those tough questions. They will examine and critique their son’s role models to insure that they are being shepherded in the right direction.
Proper male role models perform critical assignments. They are a boy’s unequaled barrier and foremost guide. As barriers, they help boys identify and reject false bravado. As guides, they lead boys through the rough terrains of negative forces and societal pressures and safely navigate them into secure male identities and genuine masculinity.
Proper male role models teach by example what manhood entails. They instill in boys: courage, chivalry and bravery and set the tone for them on other crucial aspects of manhood such as maintaining a healthy male ego, being protectors, cultivators and providers. It’s up to us to insure that our sons have proper male role models!
3. Instill In Them a Respect For Their Fellow Man
To respect means: to show deferential regard for; to avoid violation of or interference with; the state of being regarded with honor or esteem; having an appreciation for. Boys must learn at an early age to respect their elders, women, authority, other people’s property and the law.
Words of respect such as, “Yes sir, yes ma’am, no sir, no ma’am, excuse me sir or ma’am, please and thank you,” must be instilled in boys as part of their lifetime code of conduct. If they are not taught to be respectful, by virtue of default, they will gravitate towards being disrespectful. Being infused with respect molds them into becoming chivalrous, honorable men of integrity.
4. Instill in Them The Value of Marriage and Family Unity
African Americans are experiencing extremely low marital rates. Due, in large part, to the fact that many Black males don’t consider marriage as a possibility, let alone a priority. Instead of pursuing matrimony, they opt for extended sexual liaisons, living together and siring children out of wedlock. One of the prime reasons they shun matrimony is because it was never instilled in them to value marriage or family unity.
I know men in their late thirties who have never been to a wedding ceremony or anniversary. They’ve never seen the glow on a man’s face as he explains how he pursued and proposed to the love of his life, his adorable wife. They’ve never interacted with a happily married man or attended a family reunion. They’ve never sat down at a table together and eaten in an intact family setting, (i.e., husband, wife and children).
Everything they’ve learned about marriage and family comes from dubious sources: angry Black females, bitter single moms and women whose sole purpose for bearing children is to trap a man or collect child support. Or, they are taught about family and marriage from: invisible, sporadic, abusive or dead-beat dads. Most of, if not all of the males they know, display hostility towards women; referring to females as hoes while boasting about being pimps, playas and dogs.
One evening I tracked the number of rap songs produced by Black male role models that feature the hook, “Don’t love them hoes!” I stopped counting after finding thirty-six hip hop artists who found it manly to insult, demoralize and crush the spirits of African American women.
Surely, you concur that our young boys feed off this demonically inspired misogynistic music as if it were the gospel! By the time they reach the marrying age, they have been thoroughly indoctrinated to believe that women are nothing but a piece of booty to be pimped.
In spite of the aforementioned challenges, we must forge ahead and instill the importance of marriage and family in the hearts of the boys in our sphere of influence. We must do so early and often in order for them to esteem matrimony and value family unity.
As part of the indoctrination process, we must see to it that our boys have family time: to include praying and breaking bread together, family outings and such. They should participate in family reunions and attend wedding ceremonies and anniversaries and learn from happily married men what to expect. Through these activities they will learn to appreciate matrimony and embrace and foster family unity.
5. Instill In Them The Value and Importance of Education
The lack of proper male role models has produced another ominous phenomenon amongst African American males. Namely, the shunning of education. I won’t bore you with all of their trifling excuses. Which, by the way, they learned from Black role models, albeit negative ones. However, you do need to be acutely aware of the noxious culture they have forged. Using peer pressure, manipulation and folklore, they brainwash our children into believing that Black people who acquire an education have betrayed African Americans and are trying to be white.
They claim that studying; getting good grades and speaking articulately proves, “That particular Black person is a sellout!” Boys are the primary targets of this sub-cultural insanity. The African American males who fuel this distressing epidemic have succeeded in their bewildering mission to plague Black men with their awe-inspiring ignorance.
Per the American Council on Education, “The graduation rate of Black men is the lowest of any population.” To right this sinking ship, those of us who comprehend the value of higher learning must rise to the occasion and instill in our sons the value and importance of education.
We must support and honor men like: Antoine L. Medley – founder of Future Black Men of America, John Bryant – founder of Operation Hope, Robert Moses – founder of The Algebra Project, Orrin Hudson – founder of Be Someone and Maurice Ashley – International Grandmaster chess champion. These men are positive male role models who have set the standard for instilling the value and importance of education in the minds and hearts of our children. Not only must we support and honor these men, we must follow their lead!
“Basically, I got angry about what I saw happening
to young Black males in the school system. I was
angry at the system and I was angry at myself
for not doing more to help Black male students.”
Dr. Deryl Bailey, Gentlemen on The Move
Once the masses take on the mindset of Dr. Bailey, things will change! You may not start a non-profit organization, foundation or school, but you can have just as much impact by showing our sons that being educated IS NOT an option; it is mandatory! They must know that being intelligent, scholarly and polished is the standard for all Black men!
6. Instill In Them Community, Civic and Political Responsibility
We often hear people talk about the lack of participation of Black males in the issues of life that matter. The question has been asked time and again, “Where are the Black men?” The answer is, “They are right where we, the adults steered them and left as them boys!”
The poignant motto of 100 Black Men drives this point home with absolute clarity: “What They See Is What They’ll Be.” The truth is, “we” receive a failing grade when the test question is asked, “Have we showed African American boys how to embrace community, civic and political responsibility?”
The good news is; we will amend our lethargic resumes as we switch gears and start grooming our boys to be philanthropists and political and civic activists. As we do so, we’ll create a dynamic culture and synergistic legacy that inspires our boys to purposefully share their time, talents and treasures for the well-being and good of humanity.
7. Instill In Them Rock Solid Faith In God
Prior to entering into manhood, a young man must have a rock solid foundation that has been tested and tempered. One that will not waver, crack or crumble. If his foundation is shaky, flaky or suspect, he’ll travel down one or more of the worn out paths men find themselves in when they allow pressures or temptations to get the best of them. Below are some of the issues, challenges and dangers a man may have to deal with during his lifetime. Will your son(s) ready?
● Finding a suitable mate
● Media hatred of Black men
● Love, sex and relationships
● A volatile economy
● Companies merging
● Companies closing
● Downsizing and layoffs
● Paternity fraud
● Sexual temptations
● Taxes and the IRS
● HIV/AIDS and other STDs
● Education and career
● Abuse/domestic violence
● Drugs and alcohol
● Homeland security
● False charges/allegations
● Global war
● Black on Black crime
● Feminism/anti-male climate
● God and eternal life
Men who don’t have a rock solid faith in God, almost always react to the issues of life by either traveling down one or more of these paths: giving up, resorting to drugs or alcohol, holding grudges, seeking vengeance or becoming passive, Or, they turn to: rage, anger, crime, abuse, sexual immorality or suicide. A rock solid faith in God affords a man the advantage of responding to life’s challenges, temptations and dangers with the Word of God and prayer.
We are responsible for setting the tone for our sons. To be frank, if we fail or refuse to do it, it will not get done! We must impart to them a rich spiritual heritage. One that serves as their lifetime compass and eternal roadmap. By doing so, we position our boys to see beyond dire circumstances, hopelessness and insurmountable challenges and tap into God’s unlimited resources to help them reign victorious in life.
Whether he is your biological son, stepson, adopted son, nephew, mentee or student, by walking him through each of these seven steps, you prepare him to become a man we can all salute and applaud!
Written By: Gillis Triplett
FIrst let me say, this post is about regaining some self love. Some already have it, others don’t want it, more will love this, and a few will hate this. So all of you Lovers please read, share, and/or comment. :)
Many of us Black men; who are proud of the skin we are in, wish to tell you something Sista’s…
We want you to be Natural. The natural Black woman is the most amazing, the most revered, and the most highly respect. When a Natural Black Woman enters, people respect her presents. She knows who she is and cares not about American or Any Public Perception. She will demand a better man as she will not accept foolery.
We men must be worthy for the respect. We have fallen so many levels for the past 50 years. I know and many Black Men know the extent of American hate of me and my fellow Black Men. We men have fallen so far that many of us forgot how to pick ourselves up. But that’s Ok. You many not know your purpose as you have not had a good teacher.
Our Great Grand fathers were suppressed by Lynchings and American Terrorists (aka KKK). Our Grand Fathers we were subjected to Jim Crow laws and Denied Citizenship. Our fathers were hit with Discrimination, CIA Drug smuggling, Incarceration, and Murder. ( In that order ). All of these things have worked against black men and the black community and led to the self hate we see today.
Don’t give up on your Black Man as together, we are the future of our people.
We love your naturals, braids, twists, and locks. And we are thinking about your long term health. Be free of the caner causing perms and glues, Sistas lead in Thyroid Caners because of these chemicals. Your little girls are watching you to, and they see you hiding your natural curls. They grow up and hide their natural curls. Let’s stop this.
Make them believe that their natural self is as beautiful as we do.
If you are natural, others will she the pride you carry for yourself. People will see our natural culture. I know some brothas want you to hide your natural self.
These brothas aren’t who I’m speaking for. We apologize for those brothas.
There is so much hate, mistrust, and division between us but these negative stereo types against us are relentless. Many people have grown to believe them, and many more have adopted them as their new selves.
We didn’t want this, We want to fix this. Our children need to be proud of their own reflections.
We have all been subjected to extreme conditions in our communities. American has had it out for Your Men and has done some unspeakable acts to break the the unity we one shared. Their plans work very well in destroying so many homes and people.
It’s time do something different, better, natural.
There are Gorgeous African/American women that look stunning with their natural hair on the link below, check them out.
Be natural sistas… Please… – With Love from Yo Brotha Akil….
The media is PUSHING a Race War… Please don’t buy into it. The issues we face aint’ about race, it’s about complacency. Many of our people comply by not standing up to ignorance. We don’t have to have ghettos, we accept and glorify them. We don’t have to have failing schools, instead we don’t attend PTA or School meetings, We don’t have to have drugs plague our communities, instead we have the “Street Code” . We don’t have to have All White Police departments in our mostly black communities, we need to VOTE OUR PEOPLE IN positions of power. And if they don’t perform for THE PEOPLE, we VOTE Their Asses Out.
With hard work, education, and investment in time, you can accomplish anything. Many of our people are mentally infected with violence and BS. The problems that affect our people have been around for a long time. We need work, education, and leaders that Truly Give a Dam about US, but we also need Focus and the DESIRE to change our condition… Let’s not get drawn into some violent BS in the streets.
We need to STOP CELEBRATING The GANGSTA MENTALLITY that has been FUNDED BY NON BLACK OWNED RECORD LABLES. They have been Fueling the Violence and Drug culture for 30+ years and we have Bought into it Lock Sock and Barrel. Remember when Hip Hop was FUN, Educational, REAL!? Today it’s Waaaay Different. Because the Focus is Immoral and aimed at Black Youth. We are now living out the culture crated by Mainstream “Hip Hop” artists. Without protest, we allow our kids’ minds to be infected by this immoral music. Disagree if you like, but it’s the truth.
There has been MANY injustices against us. No Doubt. And we see there has been little retribution for these injustices against us. Do we continue and suffer while we watch Economic dollars go to every other community but OURs? Do we continue to watch our young men and women die by each others hand in the streets? Do we continue to pull out our Camera’s and yell “WorldStar” when we see our people fighting in the streets???? We need more dignity and self-respect. PERIOD.
Let’s see if Justice is served in the Brown case, for our people’s sake, I hope there is. Riots will only lead to more bloodshed, and people are working to ensure the our people clash with the police. Some news outlets seem to be trying to encourage a violent uprising. This will be bad for everyone.. Especially for us. This ain’t they way we win. We have to CHANGE and demand better for us by us. I don’t want to worry about some nut taking pot shots at my kids and nieces and nephews cuz some fool thinks he needs to fight the blacks. That’s what will happen if we allow a race war to happen in the day and age. Remember when BUSH lifted the ban on assault weapons, then every white dude in the south began to sock up on guns and ammo? Hummmmmm, you wonder why they did that? There are reason for everything they do.
Today the News reported that there’s a EBOLA patient in Sacramento… Wonder how that happened. We are also about to go back into Iraq and continue a war against god knows who, and did we forget the $600 Billion that disappeared in Iraq? How about the 1 Trillion Dollars Rumsfeld claimed was “Unaccounted For”… There are bigger things to worry about then Black and White, that’s not even the real issue in America… It’s economics… and if we ain’t chasing paper, we will continue to feel like the victim.
I’m just sayin, don’t get drawn into Race… when we have the power to fix the problems in OUR own communities. Young men, you need to CARE about your people, about your image, your future, about your women, about your community. Parents, you need to DEMAND better from your kids, if you don’t have the resources to be proper parents, seek them out, there are solutions out there to help you provide for your kids.
We can’t complain about police brutality if we ain’t trying to join the police department and police our own streets. We can’t complain about failing schools if we ain’t trying to be teachers. We can’t complain about no jobs if we ain’t trying to start businesses. Let’s STOP SUPPORTING “BLACK LEADERS” THAT IGNORE THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE!!! This is what needs to happen.
We have the collective economic power if we stop giving our money away to foreign business owners in our communities, Stop wasting money on Fashion and embrace our own, design our own, create our own. Our lovely sista’s, stop spending $500 Billion a year on fake hair and hair products not made by black people. WE LOVE YOUR NATURAL HAIR BETTER.. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE DO.
We have the ability to FIX our situation… we just need to draw a line… Today is a good time to draw the line. No more substandard living, no more celebrating the lowest in our society. We can have better if we seek better. It’s not a Black and White thing… it’s a Complacency thing. Let’s stop being complacent and start rebuilding what Martin, Malcolm, Medgar, Fred, and the countless others fought and were Killed for. Freedom and Equality.
It’s time we all look in the mirror and do better.
– AKIL JENNINGS
In the hood, young men grow up absorbing his environment. His comprehension of success is relevant based on those he sees as successful in his own neighborhood and those he see’s at the GA office. If he’s lucky, positive intervention will occur by way of a mentor, caring Family member, concerned teacher, or a compassionate neighbor. More often than not, encouragement is replaced by criticism, complaints, and physical & verbal abuse.
So when you talk about the “American Dream” to a kid with no positive male influence, living in poverty, attending a failing school, surrounded by drugs and alcohol, unemployment, prostitution, violence, and gangs, you have to consider that each level of society has it’s own version of that “Dream”. Private Jets, luxury cars, mansion, summer home’s, these make up what some consider the American Dream. Chrome Rims, Candy Paint, New Threads, and a Pocket Full of Cash is considered the “Dream” to others.
It’s clear that knowledge is power and the key to success but today hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation have failed or dropped out of school. As a nation of smart people, how can we allow this to happen? We can go to the moon, split an atom, clone a sheep, but we can’t get schools to effectively teach kids in our nations low income communities. There’s a saying, “You get what you pay for” and if you’re poor.. you get’s nadda.
I speak on this topic today as someone who has traveled down this road. I understand why our boys are in gangs and do what they do in the streets. I know why our girls are exploiting their bodies as a mean of financial gain. I’ve been that young hoodlum carrying guns and committing crimes. I did live that way because at that time in my life, that was my means to survival.
When you live in youth shelter (if you’re lucky), have no home, no food, no education, no job, and someone hands you a bag of dope, guess what you’re going to do! Law of the city cannot trump the Law of nature. Adaptation will occur in the harshest environment regardless of the threat of consequence.
Today’s Youth, Are are they going, and who’s leading them?
I look at the way our young people are living and I am saddened to see the efforts of those in our not so distant past and even some in our present to dismantle the economic and political power of the African American people. Martin Luther King, Jr. was considered a Threat to US Security. He spoke against the war and in turn against the Military Industrial Complex and for that, he was silenced. The government at the time wanted to insure no Black man would rise up with the power MLK had so they planned to eliminate the leadership. Men on the stump as well as men on in our homes.
In a country of 400 Million today, and about 40 million black people, Black Males make up about half of the 2 Million people in our US prisons. 1 million men locked up. 1 million fathers locked up. 1 million potential doctors, teachers, police officers, contractors, politicians, TAX PAYERS. It cost’s $50,000 per year to incarcerate a person in prison, but it costs $25,000 to send them to trade school and get them working. The “War on Drugs” was a clear effort to legitimize the dismantling of the economic and political we use to have.
These men in prison aren’t able to protect and provide for their women, or show their boys how to become responsible men, or teach their daughters to respect their bodies. These men cannot protest against a music industry out of control spreading messages of violence, drug use, degradation or women, and immorality.
We can continue to ignore the situation outside our door, but we will regret this even more as we have been for so long. We know, Our Boys, Girls, and Young Adults are adapting to the world created by many smart people who
Today we have the TRUTH, now we can take ACTION, and hope that our young boys and girls will retain their FREEDOM.
Great related video if you have the time…
60 Minutes CIA Drug Smuggling # 1
C.I.A. Busted For Dealing Drugs To Americans
I just heard a guy on the news compare Michael Sam to Jackie Robinson … We all know Jackie Robinson was a man who was an outstanding athlete and a pioneer in Baseball during the Pre-Civil Rights era and he was hated for no other reason than the color of his skin. Michael Sam’s situation is different, He’s a gay man and that’s his choice. He has the right to be a gay man but why is it our business?
He wants to be celebrated for being a Gay athlete, how about just being an athlete. Michael Sams, how about being celebrated for your abilities on the field. There are many other great athletes up for the draft this year and now they are being overshadowed by all of this Michel Sam’s media coverage. That seems a little unfair to me and it’s almost like he planned to do this for the attention. That gives him a huge advantage in the draft because now he has Michelle and Barrack sending him praises for being gay… not for being a ball player.
Do you think Michael Sams should have made this public right before the draft? What say you?
When you tell ME to forget about it and move on.. this is how I respond:
Moving forward is not easy against a system that continues to push your people backwards. Tell the Jews to move forwards with the holocaust. Tell the Native Americans to stop receiving reparation for the slaughter of 100 Million of their people, or the Japanese for the Internment of theirs.
Over 100 Million Africans were killed just during the Voyage to America. And Millions More were forced to work the land of their kidnappers. We suffer today from self hate that was inflicted over 4 centuries of torture and brutality.. so I cannot forget about it and move on.
We have no true nationality, Land, or Home that we can call our own, we have been robbed of our heritage, language, and natural culture, and at the end of the day, people say… forget about it… move on. My dad is 76 in 2 days. He grew up picking cotton, eating from the back doors of diners, being called boy, and nigger. His generation was injected with syphilis by the US government from 1932 till 1972. They wanted to eliminate us.. and they have devised a way to do it as Homicide is the #1 cause of death for young black men… so I cannot forget about it and move on.
Today, I’m struggling to save my nephews and cousins from homicide. I watch boys die everyday in a system that is setup to drive them out of schools, in to poverty, prisons, and graveyards. You see the destruction of our communities, you see the exploitation in our communities, you see many top US corporation still in existence that built their wealth on the backs of enslaved people, you see black men shot down with no justice by police all over the nation, you see high unemployment and discrimination STILL to this day… so I cannot forget about it and move on.
If my people were left alone to build during Reconstruction after the civil war, we would see a strong proud people in America. Instead our towns were burned down, our people were lynched, our leaders were assassinated and incarcerated, and our government used illegal and unjust tactics to kill and suppress black people. I have not yet run away from my people as I am a Proud Black Man in America… and I cannot forget about it and move on.
Not to say I’m not a proud American, But I am Black and Proud and Until we get the same attention to as Jewish, Japanese, and even Palestinians get, we will always have this dark cloud of injustice looming over this nation. So as long as black boys are killed in the streets, as long as Black Birth mortality is the highest, as long as black unemployment is the highest, as long as black men make up the most in prison.. as long as this injustice continues, … I cannot forget about it and move on.
What we see happening to Black people in America is a well planned genocide. Now before you think I’m crazy, let’s connect the dots. Today, what’s killing black people the most? Homicide and Disease. The leading cause of death for black women is HIV infection. How is that possible when HIV use to be the “Gay disease”. Remember in the Early 80’s when HIV Hit the scene? It was called the “Gay Disease” because Gay men were infected first, next drug addicts were dying from HIV, and now Black females leading recipients of HIV.
Let’s break it down like this. Take a strong black community and make it weak, how do you do that? You use “RED LINING” to group black home owner in concentrated areas, You then rezone those communities and allow liquor stores on every block. You remove industry not allowing for Jobs, You discrimination as a means to keep the masses of men unemployed, You underfund area schools and Fail over have of the children, You create welfare policies that support women and children provided No men were present in the home,
Your government smuggles drugs into the African American communities (Google the Dark Alliance) that fuels gangs and violence, you give handouts to Black “Leaders” to pacify them to do nothing to fix the problems, You used a corrupt justice system where 70% of drug arrests are white people, but 85% of drug convictions are of black men (1980 there were 100,000 black men in prison, today there is over 1 million ),
You fund music that glorifies Murder, Sex, and Drugs (Look at our youth today and tell me I’m wrong), and you use the media to make Black men homosexual by showing images of every Popular Black Male actor gay or appear to be gay by parading them as women on Movies and TV Screens. The people who control the media also have the power to control behavior. Am I right or wrong?
Slowly over the years, the feminization of Men is taking place. homosexuality is now on every channel on television, and almost every mainstream Rap artist is homosexual or suspect. Just as the article below says, HIV among Gay and Bi Sexual Black men is UP 48%… SO all you gay brotha’s out there, be responsible.. don’t bring death to the womb of our women. Don’t go on HIV Spreading sprees and assist in our own destruction. If you are gay on the down low, tell your wife or girlfriend or just fool with them. Protect your people and don’t be selfish or foolish. Please.
I’m just a regular guy who survived the ills of the ghetto. I am working to find the spirit of our leaders of the past. We need morality. We need to find the beauty in our blackness. Ladies, you need to empower and uplift your Men, and Brothas, You need to cherish and protect your women. We are dying by Murder, Poverty, and Disease and believe me when I say, this is the outcome of a evil and demented plan.
This isn’t an attack on gay people, it’s an attempt to raise awareness to the seriousness of what’s happening right under our noses. What we see tearing our people apart, killing our youth, and spreading disease has been going on for over 30 years and what still is going on today. This is just my observation and instead of being fearful speak out, I will speak up as I hope you do to. We need to save our children and our people. Let’s make this a year where we stop this Silent Genocide by Changing our behavior. Action! That will be our savior.
The Article at the Link Below goes beyond the 15 year old boy who was affected, Please read the whole thing and share it with your children. Homosexual men spreading HIV to women, Women infecting men with HIV on purpose, EVEN Pastors spreading HIV to single women in the congregation. This disease was design to kill black folks by using gay people. It appears to be working.Sad, scary, and powerful article… please read. http://cypheravenue.com/15-years-old-and-hiv-positive/
America’s power and success was possible because of the FREE Forced Labor of the Kidnapped and Enslaved people of Africa. I am a descendant as my Great-Great grandfather was a slave, and My Great Grandfather, Grandfather, and Father we all Share Croppers in Texas.
Over the years my family has risen above slavery as many others have and many of us are successful in our families and careers. There are also many in my family that suffer from poverty and the ills of communities with no economic development, Mis-Education systems, high crime rates, incarceration, and homicide.
The white establishment was able to build massive wealth for its own people while the Millions of black people in the county were living in terror from the KKK, White Bigotry, and an Oppressive Government. Over 400 years the white race has had a head start in the race to build a nation for its people.
Today, we are free (with exceptions)…
1. Black people in America have No Land of our own. Since slave owners robbed Enslaved African people of their language, their identity, their culture and customs, their natural religion, and their homeland, the Black people of American are unique as we are the only group of people in this land with an Adopted Nationality. What Nation was MY Family stolen from? UNKNOWN.
2. LACKconomic Development in our communities. This is nonexistent despite all of the black mayors, city council members, governors, national Black “leaders”, and yes… Even with a Black President. Any elected official attempting to develop Black Economics won’t have a job for long. We see thriving Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Italian, Cuban, and Jewish communities, and we should not rest until we see our own.
3. The American justice system contains extreme prejudice when it comes to people of color, and the result is over %50 of Americas 2 Million prisoners are black. Now many black men who struggle to find employment in their communities fall into the sticky trap of drugs, gangs, and violence.
LAND – ECONOMICS – JUSTICE / No people can prosper without them.
Black people are PROUD Americans, Black people in American have fought and died in every war from the revolutionary war of 1775 to the Mountains of Afghanistan. America has and is still paying reparations to the Native Americans for the slaughter and theft of their nation, to Japanese for Internment Camps during WWII, but no consideration has been made to repay Black People Slavery and the Decades of Injustice since the Emancipation Proclamation. Why?
Black People suffered Lynching’s, Rapes, Brutality, Assassinations, The Tuskegee Experiment (and lord know what others), Jim Crow, Segregation, Integration, Humiliation, and every other horrible -ation you can imagine, and because of that, our collective growth as a people has been stunted.
SO I have signed this petition and I ask that you do as well so that maybe on day we Black People can pull ourselves up from the abyss of poverty.
Thank you in advance.