Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Woke Up From A Dream:

Why would it be expected that MLK would be alarmed at the state of 'black on black' crime and the decline of family values? No one else seems to be.  The only leaders that can help the black community today is mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, the aunt, the uncle, the brother, the sister, the neighbor, the friend, and yes, even that sell out, if you care about objectivity.  
One must be able to acknowledge the truth, handle the truth and tell the truth.  MLK Boulevards in urban areas has done NOTHING significant in the growing development of the black populace.  MLK has become less than a dream, less than a thought or perhaps only a thought.  If that's not true, how could things possibly be the way they are today? 

It was a beautiful dream. It's time to wake up and get busy. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

An Inquisition

• Son, you know that prisons are overcrowded with black young men like yourself, why would you commit a crime? 

• Son, you know that drugs ruin lives and destroys families, why would you take them?

• Son, seeing the devastation of drugs and incarceration, why would you sell them?

• Son, is being poor a sin?

• Son, is the quest for not being poor, worth selling your soul? 

• Son, do you remember what you were proud about? 

• Son, you know that people have fought and died for you to have the things you weren't allowed to have, not that long ago.  Do you not want these things now?

• Son, if I were alive, would you show me the respect I showed my father?

• Son, the gun you possess could be the gun that took my life. 

• Son, the "man" is impotent.  He's afraid to speak, he's given you more than you'd probably give someone else.  He's on the ropes. You gain nothing in dropping him.

• Son, the white man you hate and blame has not the power you think.  He can't help you.  Neither can I.   

• Son, helping yourself will give you all the help you need. You're as free as you live it.   So Live it.      Love you.