The Growing Black Divide

20141123_164835There is a growing divide in the black community. There are those who are socially and economically viable within the system and have been “accepted.” There is another “class” of black people who are not a functioning part of the prevailing social economic system and they are being left behind. There are many reasons there are areas in the inner city where education, schools, libraries, and the etc are neglected or nonexistent. These are the tools that one needs to gain the skills that are all l but required to attain a successful career. This creates a deep despair and a sense of hopelessness in these communities that may in some cases be generationally insurmountable.

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So What, Be A Racist

20140318_162913So what, be a racist. Do you pay and treat me fairly? Is the business you run successful? Have you ever disrespected me personally? Have you ever publicly disrespected the team?

Why give this man or any man the power to upset you so deeply? So what he may not like or be comfortable around black people. It ain’t like you ain’t heard the very same talk in reverse in your family. And white people please don’t think that a lot of black people don’t feel that same way towards you. Ain’t all cultures guilty of “stay with your own” and or “don’t marry one of them?”

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Those That Are Being Left Behind: The Black Underclass


20140709_075731People walking around with their hands in the air simulating surrender. What if it comes out Mr Brown was attacking and rushing the officer after sucker punching him and trying to take his gun? Unfortunately,  at this point these people and anyone else who has printed “surrender” t-shirts will not believe or accept anything other than Mr Brown surrendered. I think no matter how deep the sympathy for this community and its circumstances, people- black or white aint going for defending a thug. thats simply going too far. … Read more

Pharrell’s “New Black”

pharrell3030Pharrell Williams “The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues,” said Pharrell, one of the world’s most successful musicians, to Oprah, billionaire queen of the world. “The New Black dreams and realises that it’s not pigmentation: it’s a mentality and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on.”

“This is the new black. Oprah Winfrey: That’s the new black. She’s a black billionaire. President Obama: He is a black American president. Regardless of what you think about him, this is his second term. That’s the new black. LeBron James: the first black man ever shot on a Vogue cover, a black man. Me: a guy that’s written a song at 40! Nominated for an Oscar, four GRAMMY awards — at 40! That’s the new black!”

The New Black dreams and realises that it’s not pigmentation: it’s a mentality and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on.”
“This is the new black. Oprah Winfrey: That’s the new black. She’s a black billionaire. President Obama: He is a black American president. Regardless of what you think about him, this is his second term. That’s the new black. LeBron James: the first black man ever shot on a Vogue cover, a black man. Me: a guy that’s written a song at 40! Nominated for an Oscar, four GRAMMY awards — at 40! That’s the new black”

Charles Barkley Talks Race

 

CharlesBarkleyLots of folks hatin’ on Charles Barkley. GOOD!! That means he hit home and people are hearing his message. Hating him is subjective and emotional, how about countering his points in productive discussion? Kenny Smith provided a very eloquent counter that many are siding with (against Barkley?), but Mr Smith basically agreed with Charles sans the use of the word “scumbags.” Sir Charles got the conversation started so lets talk and not just be mad and engage in name calling. If you cannot articulate what you feel (not how you feel) you will never be heard.

 

“At some point somebody is going to have to “discipline” then rescue the black underclass, and not just in Ferguson. This is an issue in many American cities.” -jefferyTV

Mike Brown & Ferguson

Mike Brown & Ferguson (reposted from 2014)
“At some point somebody is going to have to “discipline” then rescue the black underclass, and not just in Ferguson. This is an issue in many American cities.” -jefferyTV

” Virtually all the witnesses saw Brown’s hands raised in some fashion, according to the transcripts, but there was wide disagreement over what this meant. One witness who thought Brown was charging said she saw his hands balled up into fists. Others thought the raised hands were a gesture of surrender, though some of these witnesses said they were not lifted in the traditional way, with the hands high and palms facing forward. Others thought Brown had touched a wound on his body and raised his hands in shock. ” -Washington Post

Grand Jury Documents

“Hands up, don’t shoot” probably didn’t even happen. The symbol for the movement to indict Officer Wilson is based on witness testimony that has been discredited


 
No mention of the evidence