Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dr Boyce Watkins: Jesse Jackson v Barack Obama, Black Leadership




Dr. Boyce Watkins
www.BoyceWatkins.net

I spoke last night with someone from Jesse Jackson's camp, and I wanted to share some quick thoughts on the unfortunate comments made by Rev. Jackson about Senator Barack Obama. I should start by saying that I support Senator Obama's candidacy for the White House, and I also firmly believe that he has the right to keep his testicles (just a joke, I can’t help it). I should also note that I love and respect the Jackson family, especially Rev. Jackson's daughter Santita, from whom I have received a great deal of support.

Quick thoughts on Rev. Jackson's comments, made in response to Senator Obama’s statements in black churches, particularly about the African American male:

1) Whether we agree with Rev. Jackson's sentiments about Senator Obama or not, I consider this to be a wonderful opportunity to begin a powerful national discussion regarding what it means to strengthen our community (please feel free to comment on my blog if you have something to say). How do we draw the line between constructive criticism and destructive stereotyping? Every community has flaws, so the idea that black men are somehow less moral, less productive or have less compassion for their loved ones than other ethnic groups is not only problematic, but it feeds directly into historical stereotypes of the black male (remember the comments about black men “going AWOL”, “being boys instead of men” or “denying their responsibility”?).

Remember: the way the Nazis justified their extermination of the Jews was by using media and propaganda to convince the public that Jews were less than human, less able to love, and less worthy of compassion than other ethnic groups. The same thing is being done to the black male in America, as it is not a coincidence that the same group being disdained and dehumanized by our society JUST HAPPENS to be the group most likely to be incarcerated and most likely to be defined by our public schools as having behavioral disorders. Also, have you ever noticed that the most hated athlete in America is almost always a black man? (Barry Bonds, Ron Artest, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick, Latrell Sprewell, Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali……) – What do they always say about these guys (even the ones who never committed a crime)? That they have poor character. That is what many of my colleagues at Syracuse say about ME. This problem reaches all of us.


2) I do not feel that Rev. Jackson's comments were made out of jealousy. If he didn't like Senator Obama, he would not have endorsed him. If he were truly working to undermine Senator Obama's campaign, he would have made his comments publicly (using different words, of course). Instead, he has been disciplined, as we all have, in keeping his disagreements to himself. Leaders are going to disagree, and disagreement doesn't make you into a "hater".

3) While we are quick to attack and condemn the black male, we must remember that all groups have flaws, and if I shine a spotlight hard enough on any ethnic group, I can find poor behavior. It seems as though we have collectively decided that one group’s flaws are ok to spotlight, while those of other groups are off the table for discussion. It’s sort of like saying “You’re a bad person because your feet stink, but you can’t talk about the smell of my feet.” I never understood why the black male has been deemed to have sole responsibility for the breakdown of black families. Aren’t there women in these relationships too? Don’t the majority of white men divorce their wives and leave the home as well? It’s not to condone any of these behaviors, but it implies that we all have our hands dirty in this, not just black men.

It is also easy to be confused into believing that if black men would simply choose to behave, the media would have nothing to stereotype. Beyond the impossible task of getting 18 million well-behaved people walking in lockstep, the reality is that if the media or anyone else wants to see the negative in you, they are always going to find it. They will always be able to find another Flavor Flav to put on TV. They will always be able to find another 50 Cent, Lil Wayne or prison inmate to glamorize. You see, the easiest thing for an abused person or group to believe is that if they would just stop being so pathetic, then the abuse will stop. But if someone hates you, they will always find something to hate. When black men demand that our government create policies that open up more job opportunities, they are chastised for being pathetic and asking for a handout. When we endorse the idea of supporting black businesses and working together, we are accused of being separatist or hating white people. America has been trained for 400 years to hate black people and we have been trained to hate ourselves. There will always be something to hate, no matter how much our behavior changes.

Anyone tempted to justify Senator Obama’s statements by saying “Well, he was telling the truth!” should also realize that Jeremiah Wright spoke 40 years of truth in his fight for racial equality, but his truth was shut down by Senator Obama and others. Truth should not know racial boundaries. If Obama can “tell it like it is” with black men, I encourage him and others to “tell it like it is” with other ethnic groups as well. If he can’t do that, we have to ask ourselves why we’ve chosen to relegate ourselves to this form of second-class citizenship. Is it OK to tell us that we are bad people for doing the same thing that other people do? That is a textbook version of racial oppression, white supremacy and nasty double standards. Obama is not a Black Presidential candidate, he is an AMERICAN presidential candidate. What he says to black men should be allowed in every other venue. I hear those who say that there is a time and place for everything (we are in the middle of an election, after all), so if Obama wishes for black leaders to remain quiet on racial inequality, then perhaps Obama can remain quiet on racial degradation (which requires us to defend ourselves). It can’t be one over the other.


4) Black love is a critical element of any dialogue that takes place about our community. Have you ever heard someone say “We’re so messed up”, “Black men are trifling”, or “What’s wrong with our kids?” Such comments, whether we realize it or not, are subconsciously degrading, demoralizing and encouraging of the wrong behavior. I will never motivate my daughter to behave by saying that she is nothing but a dirty little SOB. When we see one black person doing something silly, we somehow feel the need to extrapolate that individual’s actions to imply that all of us are flawed (i.e. “I am embarrassed by Flavor Flav”, or “Did you see the youtube video of the girl cussing out the old lady on the subway? What’s wrong with our kids?”). However, I have never seen a white man look at a group of white kids and say “White people, our community is just so messed up”, or “I was so embarrassed by the guys on the MTV show, Jackass. They make white men look so bad.”

Such nasty, negative self-judgments not only erode your self-esteem, but they serve as justifications for racism against the black community. These statements make the argument that: “The black community is torn to shreds and black people are poor and jobless because they don’t have good morals, they make terrible decisions and they just choose to be bad people.” I am a believer that positive reinforcement is a better way to change behavior. Rather than saying that “Black men should stop being little boys instead of men”, perhaps Obama could have said “Look at the fine men on this stage we are celebrating on Father’s Day. This represents the best of black men and what we can all become if we just try our best.”

Again, I support Senator Obama and I feel no need to make disparaging remarks about him as he runs for the White House. But I make no apologies for the fact that I also support Rev. Jackson. Both of these men deserve our support and respect, and both of them must be challenged to earn it. Truth be told, Reverend Jackson has spent 40 years working toward Dr. King’s dream, whether we agree with him or not. I would take a moment of pause before we express a willingness to trade in 40 years of Black leadership for a president with a Black face. If he is going to be everyone’s president and not just the Black president, this implies that his ability and desire to get in the trenches and fight for the next Sean Bell, Jena Six or Hurricane Katrina might be limited.

Keep backing Obama, but make sure you keep your mind open in the process. Don’t let him, or anyone else, take your vote for granted.

Dr. Boyce Watkins
www.BoyceWatkins.net
www.YourBlackWorld.com

ps.

No, I was not paid to send this message. I have no corporate sponsors. I am not rewarded by Jesse, Al, Barack or anyone else to say what I say. I never plan to run for political office, and I don’t care a whole lot about what people think about me. I am just being honest in my assessments. Black people should be independent and liberated. I’m not interested in being a slave.

151 comments:

Anonymous said...

Senator Obama Does Talk Down To Black People



As an Afrikan-American man, I agree 100% with Reverend Jackson’s comment about presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama as it pertains to his berating of Afrikan-American males. I only wish that he would be strong enough to stand up for his belief and not apologize for telling the truth. Senator Obama does talk down to Black People. It appears as if each time Barack Obama steps onto a Black stage, addressing Black audiences, he ultimately associates Black people and limits Black concerns, to basketball, rapping and absentee Black fathers. Would a Caucasian be allowed to make these same statements?



Barack’s backdoor demonization of Black males must be recognized, addressed and challenged. It seems as if every time he comes into “perceived” Black arenas, he incessantly lifts up negative Black stereotypes and images, which demonize Black people. Obama’s untrue characterizations of Black males reinforce White beliefs, and aid the bigots’ campaigns of propaganda, by shoring up their racially conjured stereotypes. He always seems race neutral, only until it comes time to bash voiceless, defenseless African-American males!



Mustafa Rasul Al-Amin

Louisville, Kentucky 40258

Mustafa Rasul Al-Amin said...

Senator Obama Does Talk Down To Black People



As an Afrikan-American man, I agree 100% with Reverend Jackson’s comment about presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama as it pertains to his berating of Afrikan-American males. I only wish that he would be strong enough to stand up for his belief and not apologize for telling the truth. Senator Obama does talk down to Black People. It appears as if each time Barack Obama steps onto a Black stage, addressing Black audiences, he ultimately associates Black people and limits Black concerns, to basketball, rapping and absentee Black fathers. Would a Caucasian be allowed to make these same statements?



Barack’s backdoor demonization of Black males must be recognized, addressed and challenged. It seems as if every time he comes into “perceived” Black arenas, he incessantly lifts up negative Black stereotypes and images, which demonize Black people. Obama’s untrue characterizations of Black males reinforce White beliefs, and aid the bigots’ campaigns of propaganda, by shoring up their racially conjured stereotypes. He always seems race neutral, only until it comes time to bash voiceless, defenseless African-American males!



Mustafa Rasul Al-Amin

Louisville, Kentucky 40258

July 10, 2008 4:11 PM

Monique Caradine said...

After that hateful remark, Jesse Jackson needs to go somewhere and sit down. With that one dumb statement, he has completely compromised his reputation and his 40+ years of work in the movement. I am extremely disappointed

Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson is a washed up, jealous, caught in the act Whore. He shouldn't comment on anything Obama has to say about black men taking responsibility for their actions. Did he immediately stand up when he had that baby on the side? HELL NO! If anyone needs their "nuts" cut off, it should be him--but wait-it is too late. He cut his own balls off by not standing up to his act of adultery. THE NERVE OF HIM. If he had any dignity at all, he would keep his cleft platte mouth shut.

blackGold said...

As usual, that was deep. This morning Jessie Jackson retracted his statements on some morning show. He basically said he loves Barack Obama and wants him to be the next President of the U.S.

I think people should be focusing on how unfair it was to blast something he was "whispering" to the anchor. I'm pretty darn sure that out of the 100's of guest we see on T.V. on a weekly basis, some have probably said things behind the scenes that were not used against them.

Also, I think that if you put a spin on it, the media says that a "rift" between Obama and the Rev. Jesse Jackson will actually aid in getting more white voters. So who knows if this was planned, especially considering Rev. Jackson came out so quickly to go against everything that he said.

What I really don't like about certain members of the black community is that they are treating Obama as if he's President. They don't understand that they can't be forcing him on all of these issues when he's not even in the office. Our job right now until November is to get him into office by:

- registering on www.barackobama.com
- reading his "Blueprint for Change"
- attend rallys or host your own meetings to discuss the issues
- read "Audacity for Hope" and "Dreams of my Father"
- make the decision NOW to get out and vote for Obama in November, and work hard to help others do the same.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe ANYONE(who has a child/children)they are raising by themselves would not agree with what Sen.Obama said.
I am always amazed at how people comment on issues they have no experience with.A book,degree, nor anything else can prepare ANYONE(man/woman)to look in a childs' face and see the hurt when the parent is not there. There ARE too many WOMEN raising children ALONE!

Anonymous said...

Another ingenious, poignant, and gripping commentary...

Anonymous said...

Mustafa Rasul Al-Amin is right; Obama is a condescending political-whore!!!

mnstr4jc said...

I am an African American man and was not upset by the words of Senator Obama nor Bill Cosby. I am very concerned with the words of Rev. Jackson and any others who might voice such crude remarks. It was totally out of place for any discourse. Number one, he should not have been on "Fixed Noise" anyway! Second, he should have known that, regardless of whether he knew it was on or not, they were looking for fuel for their racist fire! Third, I am surprised that although Dr. Watkins is a friend of Rev. Jackson's that he did not comment on that since there is an ongoing effort to shut them down. To me, Rev. Jackson's appearance would be an attempt to legitimize their stupidity.

Of course, we don't want a light shone on our community because when we do, the roaches scatter. It seems that the only ones to really get upset about Sen. Obama (Dr. Watkins excluded) are the "men" who aren't doing what they are supposed to do as men.

Yes, it is true that the Black male is not totally to blame for the break up of the Black family (believe me, there's plenty of blame to go around), but if we just do our little part as men to take care of the children that have been entrusted to us, OUR NATION will be that much stronger. I, and several of my friends who are devoted fathers (and in one or two cases husbands) could only say, "That's right" to some of Obama's comments. When Rev. Wright caused controversy about what was said at his church, we mostly said, "That's right" because he spoke truth.

Believe me, you don't have to holler, "Ouch" if someone doesn't step on your toes! I would just like to see a survey in the number of Black men who felt that Sen. Obama embarrassed them and talked down to them, as well as the number of Black women. I believe that the numbers would be totally different.

We have come too far and are much too intelligent to let words such as these continually divide our community. Please, let's wake up, people and take care of ourselves, our women, and our children. Stop worrying about how the white dominated media and anybody else looks at us. We have the opportunity to elect the first African American president of the United States. Let's not blow it with petty infighting.

Anonymous said...

Dr Boyce I agree with you 100% that Rev. Jackson meant no harm in his "talking trash" as he puts it.

I know the media well enough to know that all it wants to do is to stir up something and keep it going. I am so glad that he went straight to the media before fox had a chance to really blow it up. You know how that station......I believe is a racist station.

Obama, the gentleman that he is, and a good friend to Rev. Jackson just brush it right off. As for his son, I do think that he was little harsh on his father.

Anonymous said...

I am a 38-year-old African-American husband and father. I watched my dad work hard all his life, even through his era of drug and alcohol abuse. My father was not the quintessential dad; he was under-educated, verbally and sometimes physically abusive to my mother. My father was a womanizer and often spent the rent on other women and drugs instead of paying the bills at home. My father was many things that I would never wish for in a dad, but he was my father until his death and even through bouts of anger, I still love him. I understand Senator Obama’s statement about black fathers. It amazes me that educated African-American men and women can take what he said as an insult or as, “Talking down to blacks.” The truth always hurts. Maybe it is time for the rest of black America to acknowledge what anyone of any common sense has realized, we are destroying our race. Senator Obama loves black America and he loves America. People, “hate on him,” but they tend to hate anyone who dares to speak out against our own personal demons. We spend entirely too much time blaming white America for problems that can only be solved by black Americans. Teach our children responsibility, accept challenges with determination, and live up to our obligations as men, women, husbands, fathers, wives, and mothers. We are our brother’s keepers, but we are too quick to claim and defend the actions of those who stopped being our brothers a long time ago. The rapists of our children do not need our protection. The murderers of our children must be punished and brought to justice. The rights of drug dealers, pimps, and thugs in our community should not take on an equal importance with the rights of our innocent children. I know racism has harmed black America in many ways, but we have allowed our people to suffer at the hands of the enemies’ Trojan horse. Just because a person looks like us does not make them one of us, instead of condemning senator Obama or any conscientious person for speaking out against our destructive behavior, let us try to condemn those who behave in this manor and make sure they know we will no longer tolerate this ignorance in our community. Stereotypes are here and no one needs to propagandize in the media because we already have heard and learned what the rest of the world thinks of us. What matters now is what we believe or know about ourselves. Maybe cutting the balls off a man means nothing to any of you, but I find it hard to respect and defend any man who would speak this away about a brother who is trying to help us recognize our own self-destruction. Is this not what slave owners did to some black males? Why should Obama be blamed for not pointing out white America’s problems? He knows they have problems. We know they have problems, but more importantly, they know they have problems in their community. I am concerned with those in the black community who refuse to acknowledge that our enemies sometimes look like us and they are staring at us in the mirror.

Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama should get together and really talk.

Abdul-Ra'oof Mustafa said...

Dr. Boyce,

I usually do not respond to your E-mails, as I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, your response or defense of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s comments concerning Barack Obama is really over the top! How can you justify a civil rights icon, stating that he would like to cut the nuts off of the first African American to become the nominee of a major party in American history? How is it possible for you to equate the cutting of testicles to the Jewish holocaust, the demonizing of Black men and on and on. One would have to be living in a parallel universe to not recognize that Black men are killing themselves daily all over this country, and that over two thirds of Black families are headed by women.

Moreover, it is very sad that when Black people have the chance for a Black man to rise to the leadership position in America, we still have intelligent Black people, such as yourself, who are attempting to surreptitiously pull Barack Obama down due to his ushering in a victim-less form of social justice. Shame on you my Brother!

Abdul-Ra’oof Mustafa

Anonymous said...

I believe Rev. Jackson is sincere in his support of Senator Obama; however, it is important that all African American leaders realize that the media is looking for any "one" word they say to cast a negative on Obama's candidancy. We just need to be mindful of the words we use because, as we know, the media will take everything out of context and make it what they want it to be. Black men are no worse or no better than any other man of any other race. That is just societal crap!

mnstr4jc said...

How can, "I want to cut his nuts off" be taken out of context? To Rev. Jackson and anyone else that wants to help the African American community: Stay off of Fox News Channel! We don't need them, but they certainly are using some of us to keep their racist crap flowing!

Anonymous said...

Why is it when another African-American talks about issues that we must deal with, they are talking down to black folk or against us? What the hell? WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ISSUES. If we don't talk about it, who will? I don't expect any white person to tell me about our issues. Yes, all people have issues but dang it. Why are more than half of our children are without fathers? That's is a problem like none other. I am teacher and have had maybe two students who actually knew their father on a day to day basis. I don't really care about other groups. We have gone through so much as we a people. That, I truly believe we should so much farther than where we are. So, yes, we need to challenge our men.

On another note, I do not agree with Mr. Jackson's statement; however, he should consider suing FOX News for airing that. That had no relevance to us as Americans at all.

Anonymous said...

I have to correct my previous statements:

That's a problem. I am teacher and have had maybe two students who actually knew their father on a day -to-day basis. I do care about other groups but really care about us. We have gone through so much as a people. That, I truly believe we should so much farther than where we are. So, yes, we need to challenge our men and women.

On another note, I do not agree with Mr. Jackson's statement; however, he should consider suing FOX News for airing that. That had no relevance at all.

Mahogany said...

I was appalled by the comments of "Reverend" Jackson about wanting to castrate Obama. That was utterly ridiculous. I don't think Barack's intent of his comments regarding the black male was malicious in its intent. However, Senator Obama should remember that he should keep straight on the line that he has drawn throughout his candidacy. He said race has no place in his candidacy then he had no right making those race specific comments to an all-black audience. If she will not feel comfortable going to speak to an all-while audience regarding many of the issues that plagues their community----then stay neutral Senator.

ASmith said...

What Jesse Jackson said was totally inappropriate. I have always respected Jesse Jackson. I have tremendous respect for Barack Obama. How is telling the trust talking down to anyone? What did Barack Obama say that wasn't true? We have historically allowed Black women to bear the burden of strength while Black males have been systemically emasculated. Yet, Black males continue to fall into the trap of allowing themselves to be set-up for failure. We have no one to balme for that other than ourselves. When you know a trap is set, you don't walk into it. You figure out a way to get around it. We are becoming our own worse enemies by killing each other, commiting crimes that we know will land us in prison, allowing education to be seem as something for white people, thus not forcing the school system to educate us properly, and not exposing the systemic trappings that set us up. I've seen too many Black males who would rather carry a boom box rather than a book; who are going for quick riches rather than building a foundation of strength rather than one that jeopardizes their family. We have to be smarter about how we live our lives. Honest talk can be construed as condescending, but honsty is necessary to overcome the evils of a system designed to debilitate Black people, and especially Black males.

Anonymous said...

The dumbest comment I've read here so far:

"My father was a womanizer and often spent the rent on other women and drugs instead of paying the bills at home. My father was many things that I would never wish for in a dad, but he was my father until his death and even through bouts of anger, I still love him. I understand Senator Obama’s statement about black fathers. It amazes me that educated African-American men and women can take what he said as an insult or as, “Talking down to blacks.” The truth always hurts"


Just because your father was a drunk ass loser doesn't mean that all black men are losers. There are white men who cheat, lie and do whatever (check Bill Clinton), but that gives no one an excuse to tell white men that "all of ya'll need to stop acting like Bill Clinton".

You say that the truth hurts. So does your motherfuckin lie. All black men are not like your daddy, get over your issues.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, as an African American women it's tough to look around and see so many Black men more or less slack in their responsibilities. I see the girlfriends raising children alone. I see the aversion to marriage even when finances are available to make a marriage work (finances being one of the primary reasons made for not getting married, supposedly). I wish it were another way. I wish it didn’t look so bad.

However as a Christian Woman at the end of the day I walk by faith and not by sight. I’m no fool. What it "looks" like and what it truly is is seldom one in the same.

Here’s a thought. There is great disrespect for women in this Country. There is an even greater disrespect for African American women in this Country. God is not pleased. And I truly don’t believe He is going to release the African American man from what are clearly tribulations of the worst kind since slavery (and not innate defects in character!) until something in his heart changes toward the African American woman.

I’ve always been outdone by how black men can demoralize black women, knowing full well we both share an intimate, arduous history of slavery and utter degradation in the United States. Is God going to release the black man (the first of mankind) for the black man to rise and then imitate the white man in his mistreatment of the black woman and women in general?

Black men are the leaders in any place their feet land. They shape cultures and thought, and enterprise. They are strong, and brilliant WHEN THEY LIVE AS GOD HAS EMPOWERED THEM TO LIVE.

Through these difficult times for black men they should emerge with a respect for humanity like never seen or demonstrated in this nation. They will (in a sense) be the embodiment of human-excellence and the great things we can achieve together. Ultimately it’s their decision to make.

Anonymous said...

Barack Obama should be more positive with his comments and stop saying all the things that Bill O'Reilly has been saying about black people for a long time. If he is supposed to be president of the united states, why is he wasting his time dogging black people. Can anybody on this blog name one single time that Barack has said anything about any other group but us?

Just because his words were true for some men, that doesn't give him a right to mention what is wrong with us and then not mention what is wrong with every body else. White people use words like that to say I told you so when they keep talking bad about black people. That's why Sean Hannity enjoyed Barack's comments.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH BLACK PEOPLE! Some of us are bad, some good, just like everybody else. Stop talking about yourselves like you're worse than white people. Dr. Boyce is right about that one. We need to learn to love ourselves. If we are waiting for our community to be perfect before we start loving ourselves, we are going to be waiting a long time.

I see white men doing more fucked up shit than black people, but that is not aired all over the TV screen. Let Barack go talk about that for a change.

Anonymous said...

Most black men were raised by a black woman. So, if black men are messing up, it's because black women messed them up.

Anonymous said...

World War II pilots used to have a saying, that "you know you're over the target, when you start getting the most flak." Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby, and J.C. Watts represent a growing number of "responsible" black men, who have the gall to preach to other blacks about being responsible, and at the same time, doing everything they can, to hide their own dirty little secrets. Particulary galling are the comments Jesse Jackson makes, out of both sides of his mouth (literally)when he has often made the same comments about blacks himself. His attempt to take Obama to the woodshed, represents a desperate attempt to remain relevant, and duck an issue he himself was/is embroiled in. Dr. Karin Standford, an Assistant Professor at the California State University at Northridge, and the mother of his illigetimate daughter Ashley, allegedly once criticized Jackson for not paying child support and not seeing his daughter for seven months. As a writer/professor of Pan-African studies, Dr. Stanford can hardly be described as a "star-struck hootchie," and Jackson can
can hardly be characterized as a paragon of good moral conduct, especially in light of the "hush" money he and Push/Rainbow are alleged to have paid to make this problem go away. Obama was doing what politicians do...tacking towards the center, and allaying white "fears" that the election of a Democrat, especially a black one, won't mean a "welfare bonanza." We need to consider, that Obama has not lived the "black" experience, and as he gains a better understanding of the problems facing all communities regardless of color, he will understand that such pronouncements don't address the issues are the core of our problems. Irresponsibility is not a "black" thing...it is an "American" thing.

Anonymous said...

Barack's father wasn't even African American. He was Kenyan. So he knows nothing about what it's like to be raised by an African American man.

Dylcia Cornelious said...

I am absolutely disgusted that Rev. Jackson said this when he has on many occassions called for black men to be more responsible fathers. Lets face it there is an inordinate amount of black males that are planting their seed anywhere and simply leaving and taking no responsibility for the life that is now created. If this does not apply to you and you are a father who takes his role seriously, don't take offense to this since I know that you have friends who are doing exactly that. I also know that this is not a problem that is specific to black men only and I would ask all men to do the right thing.

I believe that Jesse is jealous that Obama has been able to accomplish what he couldn't do. What the hell was he thinking going on Fox? Does he not watch these racist jackassess? Does he really think that they are interested in being 'fair'? Well he has given them enough fodder to last for months. This is exactly what they are looking for is anything that shows that we are fragmented in the black community. Well you know what, we have our problems but we are still a together group who will stand together in support of each other when necessary. Hopefully you will learn from your stupidity Mr. Jackson! Obama is speaking as a child who grew up without a father and that gives him a unique perspective. If you think he 'talks down' to black people maybe you have some guilt of your own. Are you being the man that you should be? Would your children say that you are? Food for thought. I have not seen or heard any condescension from Barack. He is telling the truth so deal with it people.

Anonymous said...

Lost in this discussion, is the fact that the decision to have babies that you can't afford to take care of, by a man who cannot support you, seems pretty retarded to me. Seems that if women would learn to keep their knees together until they could support themselves, AND establish a stable long-term relationship with a man who has demonstrated the absence of sociopathy and an ability to take care of his personal affairs, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Anonymous said...

My response to this article by boyce watkins is one of dissapointment,it seems that watkins wants obama to write all the wrongs ever committed by america towards blacks.Am an African and the truth of the matter is that what obama said about black fathers being there for there kids is not only correct but does no harm to the blacks in america.Black men should take it as a challenge to raise the kids that will lift their race and america out of the racial divide it finds itself,theres nothin snobby in him,he has made a good family for himself,an he has the moral right to challenge black fathers everywhere not only in america.Jesse Jackson is a disgrace,in the first place what was he doing on fox news,boyce watkins,obama wants to be the president of america not black america.

ifewumi said...

My response to this article by boyce watkins is one of dissapointment,it seems that watkins wants obama to write all the wrongs ever committed by america towards blacks.Am an African and the truth of the matter is that what obama said about black fathers being there for there kids is not only correct but does no harm to the blacks in america.Black men should take it as a challenge to raise the kids that will lift their race and america out of the racial divide it finds itself,theres nothin snobby in him,he has made a good family for himself,an he has the moral right to challenge black fathers everywhere not only in america.Jesse Jackson is a disgrace,in the first place what was he doing on fox news,boyce watkins,obama wants to be the president of america not black america.

Anonymous said...

If women would stop having babies without being married, and stop giving it up to every negro with a cheese sandwich, they wouldn't have these problems. They get pregnant with some dude, treat him like shit, and then get mad because he leaves the house. Just because you get to keep the kids, that don't make you innocent. Women are messing this stuff up too. White women also do the same stuff, and I go to college with a lot of frat boys who fuck everything that moves. But I guess black men are the only ones who need to get talked about. Everybody on this blog can kiss my black ass.

Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson is jealous and has a serious Jealous Spirit controlling him and God showed the world.He is an example of what is wrong with our Black brothers and sisters they just do not support one another. We need to pray for Jesse Jackson and stand together as one people. Stop being crabs in the bucket. Jealously is a horrible sin and Jesse needs to rebuke the devil in JESUS NAME

olddude59 said...

Please read the " Battle of Algiers" or other writings by Franz Fanon. Understand that if we continue to contemplate our navels we do just that looking down without looking up. we are discussing a non-issue of which I am sure that the "powers to be" are quite happy with. we need to move on. Ask ourselves really " who cares?" Lets get on with it and stop wasting time and energy both intellectual and emotional energy.

Get folks to the poll.

enough said.

Old Dude

Anonymous said...

Im really upset that jessie was caught running his mouth like that about obama,thats exactly what the media and the obama haters want to hear,We have to really stick together on this one.They dont want people of color as one especially at a time like this,i feel obama is speaking the truth about our brothers as fathers but what about the real black men we have them too,I am for obama but i think he needs to be a little more careful talking about the failures we have as black people and start talking about how srong we are.But as far as Jessie this is not the first negative thing hes said about obama since hes started his nomination so whats really going on with the Rev. he is sounding like hes a hater.

Anthony said...

Brother Watkins,

I enjoy reading your emails and find them enlightening and truthful in a world full of lies and spin. That being said, I have to disagree with a couple of your points on this one. I think the brother, Abdul-Ra’oof Mustafa put it well about not justifying Rev. Jackson's (who I still admire and respect) comments.

Firstly, I didn't meet my Father until I was 20 years old and know the pain and reality of a fatherless upbringing. We finally have a black man that could be president and he has accepted the call for leading all people, but more specifically filling a role of moral leadership and hope for black people. He is also a role model specifically for black men. Imagine Dr. King giving that same lecture, do you think Rev. Jackson would have suggested cutting off his 'nuts?' I worship no man, but I listen to the words of the wise.

Secondly, don't you think Barack will do his best to lead the government and the American people in helping the underpriveledged? The last time I looked, Black Americans still held down that position in just about every category you can think of - Economics, Health, Education, Legal system... So, this is a mult-pronged strategy brotha, we have to check ourselves and lift ourselves up (black men especially), while voting for the man who will do his best to ensure the government directs its resources to level the playing field and give everyone an equal chance.

The last thing I'll say is that your analogy of the Nazi's and Jews has a huge flaw: Hitler wasn't a Jew and Barack is not a white man. With a Black President, I don't believe Black Americans will by what the media will try to sell.

We are a proud people facing enormous issues, let a brotha tell the truth and let's support his call by continuing to talk to and encourage our young black men to be better fathers.

Peace
-Anthony Perdue

BackBone said...

Mr. Watkins, I think your position is biased. You in one breath support Barack Obama, but find it painfully difficult to disagree with Jesse Jackson. I am not even going to grace him with the Reverend salutation because he has proven to me for the last time that he is unworthy of that honor.

There is a time and a place for everything and I firmly believe Jesse Jackson was embittered when he made the comments. Not only did he comment, it was "careless whispers" with a violent gesture to indicate exactly his desire to castrate Barack Obama. Jesse could have reached out to Barack anytime to voice his opinion about his perception of Barack "talking down" . It seems Barack's speech hit too close to where Jesse lives.

The problem with our community is we are easily distracted. This is yet another issue that is going to divide us ONCE AGAIN and we will exert incredible energy debating and defending positions.

IT IS TRULY TIME FOR US TO STOP RUNNING OUR MOUTHS AND TAKE ACTION PERIOD. THERE IS NO NEED FOR NATIONAL DIALOUGE. WE TALK TO DAMN MUCH. IT'S TIME TO SHUT UP, STEP UP, AND ACT.

Unfortunately, there is a tinge of jealousy, crabby mentalities in our community. Some attribute the mindset to post slavery trauma...I say FOOEY! We keep making excuses for our flaws instead of admitting we are our worse enemies, and then get out of our own way.

This political season is bringing out the worse in all and there is absolutely no justification for Jesse's "ugly rhetoric":. NONE! Spin it all you want, but it was despicable.

Big Earl said...

Anthony, Obama actually is as much white as he is black. He is certainly not African American. He is more like Juan Williams, who is from Central America, than he is like a black american male.

Anthony said...

Big Earl - My Brotha (regardless of your skin color),

I must respectfully disagree with your assessment of Obama's race.

First, I will let Steven Biko clarify my assertion - "Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude" - so says Steven Biko.

Second, Obama has himself identified as an African American as you put it.

Third, he is a Black man as defined by our society. All African-Americans, Black folks, Negro's, Nigga's (disclaimer - sorry to those offended), whatever we've been called or call ourselves, regardless of the degree to which we have white, hispanic or any other race in us is still black. That being said, 90% of all black folks have other races in them, yet we are, and will be designated as black.

Forth, had Obama, and his half whiteness, would have been a slave (a house negro most likely), unable to vote, sitting at the back of the bus, hosed down at a march, lynched, pulled over for no reason, denied education, denied a job, ridiculed by Hollywood, whipped, chained, yada, yada.. I think you get my drift.

So, Big Earl, my brotha, let us not be so quick to not label Obama an African American, especially when he has designated himself and his children as such. If you are passionate about promoting his whiteness, why not start at the bottom. I've seen a few mixed street bums that could benefit from being "as much white as he is black."

Peace
Anthony

Anonymous said...

I could not believe that he would let Fox and any other station trick him into speaking against Mr.Obama.What the heart thinketh the mouth speaketh.I know he did not know the mike was on but this was a father day message and my husband is a minister and he spoke concerning young and old men stepping up and take the challenge to be good fathers and men of God.My husband was not putting men down but encouraging them to be men for God.We have to watch that's what the stations and the haters of black people want to do see us at one another throats.Mr Jackson be more careful.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I think Mr. Jackson talk down to our people, Yes, Mr. Obama gives his opinion of the truth to our people. Yes, Mrs. Clinton insults our people and all of our people have an issue with ourselves!. We criticize each other because we are very critical; we are too coward to tell others what we are really thinking. Dr. Watkins mentioned in the blog; brothers are accountable for the lesser of two evils, but the sisters are accountable for the most evil, after all the sisters are having the babies. As a parent/therapist/educator I will close with: love others as you love yourself.

Voter2008 said...

How could someone thats sought media attention for most of their adult life not know that the mike was still on??? That just baffles me..but not really, he knew the mike was on and like a child felt that any attention is better than none..

Legend said...

I feel that Obama has a right to say what he did. It is true. Who talks about the good that people do anyway? Not many people. That "Father's Day Speech", which I did not watch, was directed to who? When we go to church, what positive things are spoken. The Bible is filled with negative things. We cannot do this, we are sinners, we are going to hell, and so on. Senator Obama is speaking from his own experience. Why should he be judged for that. The problem with us Black men is not nothing new. In Africa before the Europeans came, order was the law. In America, there is no order. We, as Africans born in America, need to return to the our own ways of life. I am sure many of you have read "The 40 Laws of Non-confessions". It talks about what "We" did not do. Whatever happened to that. Do you know that Christianity is a religion that is for those that do not have self-discipline. Christianity is not for everyone. Once you, actually, grow to the level of not sinning, then what is next? I grew up with no father and two younger brothers. I use to fight a lot, until my mom spanked the fight out off me. I feared her to the point that I was literally a coward. I ran from fights, bit one guy and done so many other things to avoid fighting. I was not afraid of the guys. All that running away, taught me somethings very important. It also crept into many other parts of my life. I am about 6'2". I am dark. I look like I am from Nigeria, which is a great thing. I also look Indian. Those with a keen eye and know Indian history can easily point me out. I have been asked many times, "What tribe am I from?" I grew up in Black neighborhoods, with a few years in white neighborhoods. I will say this, I was never excepted in my neighborhoods. Because of the "Blackness" of my skin. I did not have many girlfriends. They wouldn't even let me join a gang! You may say that is good or bad. I thought it was bad. Many of my friends parents thought that I was a gang banger, drug dealer and the usually epithets that accompany the description of young men that look like me - "African". It took all of them at least a year before they realized error. They, actually, came to me. How do you think that affected me at the ages of 16 to 22. I was shocked. They thought that I was dumb, too. I was on the Dean's list once. I did not know what that was all about. I was a math wizard since 3rd grade. My vocabulary was spectacular. I moved from Detroit to Westwood, California. Right across the street from UCLA at the age of 12, 1976. I went to a elementary school in Bel Air. I walked into a school room that had only one African-American student. The teacher introduced me and ask for some volunteers to show me the school. I looked at that Black kid. He did not move. Three white male kids jumped up out of their seats. They all lived in Bel Air. They, all, were wealthy. I had an open door privilege in all of their homes. I had the same privilege into Barry Gordy's home, too. I went to school with his son, Kennedy "Rockwell" Gordy. I learned a lot living in a white world. My mom was married to an African from Uganda, I think. He was very strict. I was surprised. I got spanked a lot by him. After my mom left him or when my mom left him, I did not want to go with my mom. That discipline was having a positive effect on me. I stopped acting silly and hit the books. Math, English and the other subjects turned to a piece of cake. We ended up moving to Inglewood. I took a placement test, "I like to think of it as a 'where should we put this nigga test?'". I did so well on the test, that they, Black staff, couldn't believe it. They kept me in a room for more that two hours. They finally confessed their ignorance and put me in a pre-algebra class. You should never take a pre-anything class. It is harder that the regular class. In Inglewood was the place that I bit this kid. I will never forget that. we moved back to Detroit. Nothing had changed in two years. Then a few months after that back to California. This time in Venice. I caught a lot of hell because of my vocabulary and I had picked up this British accent that was strong and to this day I have not gotten rid of it. To be accepted I had to become like them. Lucky for me, I did not hang out in the neighborhood, so much. I still had the "White" live to escape to. What does all this have in common with what Senator Obama's speech? Simple, all "Black people" need to get passports and travel. Many countries do not put up with the stuff that America does. We do not know what discipline is. Our "Black" leaders cannot even get along. Do you not know that your history is not form slavery. Our intelligence enslaved us! Our ignorance is the shackles that keeps us here. What Rev. Jackson said was not smart. Did Rev. Jackson grow up without his father? I did. I am on my third marriage. One white woman and two Japanese women. I could not find a Black woman to marry me. They all said that I was "too nice". I laughed. When is niceness a form of weakness. I have two children from my first wife. I keep in touch with them. One of them is grown. The other is 16. I have two more here in Japan, 5 and 1. I did not marry, because of love. We married because we have a responsibility to our children. I told my first wife, bot h of us raised by divorced and single moms, that we should stay together. She wanted a divorce because she was in love with this brother form Venice. I laughed. I told her that she could keep him, if she wants. I did not care about that. The children were my concern. she said no. Her "Black female friends" convinced her that I was not good. We divorced. I remarried. She wanted to marry me again. I said, "No". I did not know what trick she had up her sleeve. Do not get me wrong. She is a nice person. We never argued over anything other than the welfare of our kids. We both had very positive things to teach out kids. I moved to Hawaii. I sent child support brought my kids to Japan. I am still part of their lives. The mom did a great job! I just wish that I was there. Who is to blame? She is white. She knows nothing about our struggles. The speech that Senator Obama gave is the speech of his own life. Do you think that other men of other races, a misnomer, did not have reactions to that speech? Of course, they did. I meet many White men, here in Japan, that cry in their hearts, because they are separated from their children. He can only address us, because he is us. If he was White, then none of this would have happened. He put a out problems in the face of the world. Now, everyone knows. They know the how, why and are waiting for the "when will Black men get their acts together?" We are a nation in a nation. Our heritage and culture and ways was and is used to create this country. The only reason America cannot be the country it was suppose to be due to the absence of the Originators Master Planners. The white man cannot create America based upon our senses because their senses do not operate as ours just like the fact that we cannot assimilate into their culture, because ours do not operate like theirs. One simple example. We all have skin. Ours absorbs more and theirs absorbs less. Trust me, there is a difference when that sun burns one person and soothes another. We are a people that have been fooled by other people. We can stop all of this just by returning to our original 40 laws of non-confessions. The majority of White Americans are fooled, too. They do not read nor travel. Majority of us do not either. A special day that do not address needed corrections is not a special day, it is just like a any other normal day. I am one of those fathers that he was addressing. I am not in my own home with all of my four children. Why not? I will listen to that speech. I need and will do everything I need to do to make sure these young kids do not have to grow up without their father. My children in the states know that I love them. We need to put aside childishness. We will we start? We do not need a leader to tell us when to. We can start on our own. We live in a country that is based and built on our philosophies, sciences and etc. Why are we not doing better. Because, we do nor recognize that which is our own, because, we do not know what is our own. Get a passport travel Africa, Asia, and Then Europe.

john said...

Dr. Watkins, though I agree with most of the thoughts that you have conveyed, I am not able to agree with them all. I think we in the Black community must be more critical of ourselves because of the position that we are in socially, politically, economically, and legally in this country. We have not made the great advances that should have been made by us since the achievements of the Civil Rights era. There are always exceptions to a rule but for the majority of Black Americans, especially black males, the rule applies. In addition, not only have we not advance in the aforementioned areas, we have digressed from the moral values that once were so prominent in our communities and families (self-respect, honor, pride, honesty, etc). We are in a state of emergency and when you're in that state drastic and dramatic action is required. There isn't time to be cute. We must call a spade a spade and deal with our problems in a frank, but respectful, manner. There are too many black males that are derelict in their duties as the head of their communities and families. That's not to say that other males of other nationalities aren't just as negligent but black males are the ones who can least afford to be so because we started out in a hole or behind our counterpart from the jump in this society! This is why we must man-up now! I just hear Bill Cosby, Sen. Obama, etc. telling us to get that sense of urgency before bad gets even worse.

Anonymous said...

Reverend Jackson said NOTHING wrong. The GOVT created the problem with the black family with a welfare system that required black men to be out of the house before a mother could get help with her children. I remember my own stepfather hiding when she came. Treatment like that emasculates a man, and is a strong blow to his ego. This happened when blacks were forced to leave the land, and pushed to the North in the 1940 and 1950, to depend upon rascist factory work, where they were the lowest paid, last hired, and first fired. Before the GOVT welfare system black men got married and stayed married and raised their children. THE DIRTY GOVT CREATED THIS PROBLEM, AND IT IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF HELP FROM BARACK'S GOVT TO UNDO THIS DAMAGE IN THE WAY OF JOBS, SOCIAL WORK, FAMILY COUNSELING, AND MOST OF ALL THE STOPPING OF THIS HIV TESTING AS A SUPPOSED MEAN TO LOWERING INFECTION RATES. I NEVER THOUGHT I SEE THE DAY WHEN BLACK CHURCHES ENCOURAGE WHORING AROUND AND TESTING JUST TO GET GOVT MONEY. MARRIAGE AND FIDELITY IS THE ONLY WAY TO SLOW HIV. LIMITING SEX PARTNERS. BUT THE CHURCHES WANT THEIR GOVT MONEY. THEY PIMP OUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY FOR THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR AND LEAD US TO GENOCIDE, THAT'S WHY I STAY FAR AWAY, AND YOU SHOULD TO.

Anonymous said...

Every black person needs to watch "Geronimo's Last Stand" where the U.S. govt recruited Apache's to join up ranks with them to bring down Geronimo.They killed the priest/medicine men who led the people(Apache priest wouldn't lead their people to genocide like black ones of today for Faith Based Money).

White folks don't hardly ever come up with anything new and original. That is why it is important to study the white man's historical dealings and to KNOW YOUR HISTORY and learn from it before it repeats itself. In the end when Geranimo was captured the Apache loyal to the white man was carted right along to prison with his people, just like the black traitors of today will be. Once they are done using them, they go down with the ship.

Another great movie to learn from is "Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee" it is the historical telling of how Sitting Bull was captured, and how they were disarmed and then slaughtered, and how the white man attempted to force their way of life on them. The same thing they accuse the terrorist of doing to them today. One of the MOST important points made in this movie AGAIN is the fact that they cherry picked, raised, EDUCATED at their best universities, puppets, and rewarded them for helping to destroy their people. Again, the traitor ended up miserable and poor once his job was done. Watch out for Barack, they didn't educate him at their IVY league school for nothing. IT IS PAYBACK TIME NOW FOR BARACK, THAT MASSACHU GOV, AND ALL THE OTHER ,TRAINED TO DESTROY YOUR OWN PEOPLE AT THE IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL NEGROES.

Anonymous said...

A little old redneck white man told me today that Barack is good for the image of America. He will help to restore their relationship with Europe (who has devalued the dollar in a HUGE way -ain't worth nothing), and will help them REgain the respect of the world.

It is clear to them that Barack is THEIR PRESIDENT, THEIR MASCOT to say, "See we're not so bad. Please love us again Europe, our biggest ally. We need you. Even Barack knows his own people are no good. Don't blame us poor little white americans for their genocide. Don't hate us, the way we hated on Germany for destroying WHITE JEWS - WHITES LIKE US downtrodden American people. You know Barack wouldn't lie."

So Barack falls in line and demonizes his people just like the Germans did the Jews. And we all know what that led to. Anytime a black person in high places, ESPECIALLY, demonizes his fellow black people WITHOUT giving the true history of the govts role, and organized crime called rascism and their contributions to the downward mobility of the black american he is assisting in his own genocide. Organized criminals called rascists are as organized as the mafia, and just as damaging as the italian mafia. And year after year the organized rascist mafia goes unpunished for destroying the black man's dream of home ownership in the best part of town, destroying the black man's chances of getting a job and promotion no matter how hard he works, destroys his opportunity to get a home loan, destroys his fair day in court, and ultimately destroys his black family.

Anonymous said...

To the african commenters above I SAY THAT, YOUR SNOTTY NOSED FLY COVERED BEGGING CHILDREN NEED TO GET OFF OF MY TV BEFORE YOU CAN EVER CRITICIZE DR. BOYCE OR ANY AMERICAN BLACK MAN!

THE TRUTH IS, THAT THE AMERICAN BLACK MAN IS THE BEST BLACK MAN ON THE PLANET. THAT IS WHY THEY ATTRACT EVERY TYPE OF WOMAN ON THE PLANET. THEY DON'T RAPE US DURING WAR TIME, THEY DON'T DEVOUR US TO CURE THEIR AIDS, THEY DON'T GO TO THEIR BLACK NEIGHBORS AND GENOCIDE THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE FROM A LIGHT SKINNED TRIBE LIKE YOU DO (RAWANDA, AND NOW SOUTH AFRICA), THEY DON'T TAKE 6 WIVES AND 30 CHILDREN AND DO NOTHING FOR ANY OF THEM, AND MOST OF ALL THEY DON'T COME TO YOUR AFRICA AND TAKE YOUR JOBS, AND THEN TRY TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY.

BEFORE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT YOU WOULDN'T COME TO AMERICA TO PICK THE COTTON AND MOP THE FLOORS. YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND THANK WHATEVER GOD YOU SERVE FOR THE BLACK AMERICAN MAN WHO PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE TO GET YOUR BLACK SELF THAT JOB YOU STOLE FROM HIS ANCESTORS.

AND THEN YOU GET YOUR BLACK SELF BACK TO AFRICA AND CLEAN UP THAT MESS YOU MADE, THAT MAKES BLACK PEOPLE EVERYWHERE LOOK BAD WHEN THEY SEE WHAT EVIL BLACK PRESIDENTS IN AFRICA DO TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE. IT IS BECAUSE OF THEM THAT I'M NOT EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A BLACK PRESIDENT HERE, ESPECIALLY WITH AN AFRICAN NAME.

YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO KISS THE FEET OF THE WORSE BLACK MAN IN AMERICA, BECAUSE HE IS BETTER THAN MOST OF YOUR BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT IF BLACK AMERICANS TOOK TO THE STREETS AND ACCUSED YOU OF STEALING JOBS AND HOMES, THE WAY YOUR PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR HUMANS DID TO THEIR FELLOW SOUTH AFRICANS. SHUT UP! YOU'RE NOT INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO SPEAK. YOU CAUSE THE DIVISION IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT EXISTS TODAY. YOU NEED TO GO HOME. YOU MARRY SOME OF OUR BEST COLLEGE EDUCATED WOMEN TO GET CITIZENSHIP, STEAL FROM, AND THEN LEAVE THEIR CHILDREN FATHERLESS YOU DIRTY EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING. NO BLACK AMERICAN WOULD EVER DESTROY THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE WITH DIABOLICAL PLOTS.

Anonymous said...

I totally support Senator Obama's remarks!!!

I am a 52 year old black woman who grew up in the ghettos of Buffalo, NY. My father, (a black man) abandoned me and my sister when we were 5 and 8 years old respectively. I have three adult daughters and seven grandkids. My 1st born was by my high school sweetheart (a black man) who never gave me a dime of support to help me with my child. My two youngest daughters were by my former husband, who also was a dead beat dad who never gave me any financial support for our daughters after our divorce (our daughters were 2 & 3 years old when we divorced). My daughters are all adults now with kids of their own. One of my daughters has 5 kids (a set of twins & 3 daughters). She had to go to the courts to force her kids' fathers (two black men) to provide support for them. My other daughter has a son and daughter (two black fathers). She also had to go to the courts to force these fathers to support their kids.

I applaud Senator Obama for speaking out about absent fathers in the black community. Although I know of several examples of black men who are positive role models in their kids' lives (including both of my brothers, one of whom is a single father) and who lovingly support their kids, I know far too many more who do not. Many of my friends, co-workers, neighbors are suffering from absent fathers also (black men).

Reverand Jackson was an A-hole for what he said and I wish Barrack and other black men like him who are setting good examples for their kids, would shout their message out loud and clear in the black community that there are far too many fatherless children in the black community.

LadyBlackProud said...

I am proud, moved, enlightened, entertained, and joyful. You see, by posting your opinion Doc, you gave us a challenge we could not resist. The Jackson/Obama issue is so hot that Black men & women cannot resist expressions about it. Opening up dialog about this topic also opens up the floodgates of brilliant thoughts from the minds of Black people, who give a damn about our conditions in the U.S. How we are perceived in this world matters to us, and we have some "say so" as to whom represents our best interests -- or not.
I LOVE MY BLACK PEOPLE! Black men and women are some of the most envied beings in the world. We are also the wisest, most creative, colorful and imitated folks.

Whether the comments were for or against Rev. Jackson, for or against Obama, we give opinions when invited to do so. It proves that we are not dumb, shiftless, ignorant people. Personally, I refuse to let media stereotypes define my Blackness.

Some of the comments degraded & blamed Black women for AWOL fathers -- that was not nice, but at least you haters had the guts to say something on the topic. This is probably the most informative place where I can learn more about and be with my people. Right or wrong, good or bad, haters or lovers, educated or not, uppity or poverty-stricken -- I love being Black more now than any other time in my life . . . and that's real talk! I don't care who wins or loses this particular conflict. Let us just keep talking about what is important to us as a people. Let's keep our courage and freedom of speech on this blog. Let's live together, teach one another, grow in our awareness of the forces that seek to destroy us, and stop hating each other. I NEVER WALK BY ANY OF MY PEOPLE without acknowledging them with a "hello" or a smile; it doesn't cost a penny for me to do so. I may not give them that dollar:) they sometimes ask for since I have to eat and pay for these high-assed gas prices, and the soaring cost of living. Most of all, we can use our power to VOTE! Even if elections don't go our way, at least we tried to bring about change.

(I had no knowledge about Native Americans' exploitation of their own people. I have new research projects from some of the reference books offered by bloggers, an African's views about African Americas, nor how some Blacks in America truly felt about African genocide. I totally agreed with the fake, faith-based initiatives and church thieves). We can heal our communities; let's do so!

Anonymous said...

Someone said that "it better to be silent and considered a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." Reverend Jackson did exactly what a fool would do - - spoke foolish words. And with those foolish words, he tarnished all the 40+ years of community, national, and international service he has done for his race and country. I'm appalled at his disregard for diverse opinions. As a public servant, he, of all people should be accustomed to hearing and dealing with others' points of view. But if he really didn't mean it, then why did he say it? As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he should also know that vain words are a no-no.

So where do we go from here? Reverend Jackson may consider doing some damage control by taking a seat on the same pew with Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Maybe they can put their heads together and clean up some of the junk they have solely created. As a parent, educator, and community leader, I constantly tell my pupil that "everything that comes up does not have to come out." Take a lesson, Reverends!

Legend said...

I just finished watching Senator Obama's speech. There was nothing wrong with what he said. I can understand that some people said that he did not speak about the father's that are doing well. But the fact is that he did talk about a father that was being responsible, himself. He left no stone unturned. He talked about his missing dad, how his live was tough but not not as tough because he lived in Hawaii and he said that his father was not there. I mentioned in my other post that I did not watch it. The reason that I did not watch it before I posted it was for the truth, that I believed, Senator Obama could not have said anything that I have not ever heard before. I was correct. He has said what I have heard many years ago.
I can understand that the leaders and all may have wanted him to praise the Black men that are doing well. I am a Black man that provided two and a half times, and 3 times more the court ordered child support. I am not a dead beat father. I have done a lot for my children. Their mom has nothing bad, to say about me. As a responsible, or as much as i can be responsible Black father, I would rather Senator Obama focus on the problems concerning absentee Black fathers than focusing on the good responsible Black Fathers. He was talking about FATHERS and not all black men. There are many Black men that have not reproduced. I can not be 100% be proud to be a responsible Black father when there are other Father's that are not, due to a variety of reasons. I do challenge all the father's that are responsible to step it up and create finances to help or even adopt fatherless family and help. We did it in the past. We did it before we were enslaved because of our knowledge. The question now is can we do it, again. Will our wives let us adopt other black children, I don't mean real adoption, that are fatherless in order to fill that gap. My father was not around. I learned that a man or a father does not need to be in the house, he, father or a man, just, needs to be available when the when support, advice or even a hug is needed. I cannot even begin to think how I made it through 13 schools to graduate on time in two states, Michigan and California. You may say it was because of my mom. Of course, that was is a big part of it, 90%? All I can say is that I was smart enough, all though many people think that I am not intelligent, to absorb all the goodness from all the men, that I came in contact with no matter what color they were. This is something that all fatherless children can do.

My question is can a wife, trust their husband enough to engage in the lives of other children as well as their own. Can a single mom, be responsible enough to allow another man to bring the materials to build that missing foundation for her child without trying to steal him from his wife?
The solutions are right in front of our faces. The real point is how responsible are we, as men and women, to act accordingly.

I live in Japan. There are too many single women, here. Yes! Japan's divorce rate and single parenting rate is on the rise. Their population is decreasing.

What Senator Obama said is a world-wide problem. It is not just a Black man's problem. He is Black. He is a responsible person. He is doing something that was not done in his home. Why shouldn't he address a problem that is not isolated. If white people do not want to address their every increasing fatherless problem, so be it.
How many women or men have heard that the Black men are not at home, before Senator Obama enlighten us? How many of your men and women ever heard a woman say, "My father's kids are home, but if he was not there he wouldn't be missed."? Why did Rev. Jackson say that? was Rev. Jackson a runaway father. I will say this, real black men do not need Rev. Jackson to protect us. We can do it ourselves. There are plenty of us out here in the world that are not afraid of a negative comment. Senator Obama's comment did not effect me one bit. One other thing. He said this in a church. I thought the church was a place where we can confess our sins, where we can speak freely, a place that all of our dirt can be deposited. If we are at the point, where, we cannot unload our yoke, then we are in serious trouble. We are a nation that have been fooled by a people that the Romans did not invade, because "they are too stupid to be slaves". Our problem starts with who we were and who we are now. We are not the same people who first came over to America as freemen and women. Yes the fist Africans that came to America were not slaves. The first African-American was not a slave.
How does the statement goes that is under Dr. Boyce's video, let me tab over and type out- "If you have not critics you'll likely have no success" Malcolm X

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Senator Obama is what is father suppose to be - there.

Sex should be done only between those that are married. Will this cure the fatherless homes? No. It is all about compromise and many people are not up to that.

Like I said before, there are many of us African-American men that are not offended by that speech, because he was not talking about us and we know that he did not have enough time to give a more accurate and quality speech. I am mature enough to fill in the blanks, myself. I am sure many other Black men, fathers or not, in home fathers and the ones that are not home can fill in the blanks on their own.

You are a "leader" you should not ever apologize for nothing that comes out of your mouth.

If you said it you meant it. Be a man and stand up. We understand where you are coming form whether you are right or wrong. You only have to explain yourself to Senator Obama and/or us Black people. Everyone, else, do not understand our problems nor our expressions.

Senator Obama is from a younger generation. The same one that I am from. We challenge our fathers and we questioned everything. We grew up in an era that was not the same as Rev. Jackson. Our era was a lot more freer, and more self-destructive. Like Ludacris said," maybe your are getting too old to understand the youth."

Senator Obama did the right thing. Forgave his elders. Now that I think about it, he must have been crushed. I would have been. Civil rights leaders should be more encouraging and offer constructive advise, and not sound like the very people they (civil right leaders) struggled against.

Anonymous said...

What a low blow! I have always been suspicious of Jackson's motives. He has finally revealed his true self as a racist opportunist with no morals or self respect. Of all places Fox news. He can't be that stupid.

Anonymous said...

To the insulting fool who feels that a father cannot criticize his father or his fellow fathers for their shortcomings, go to hell. I have read every response here and though I cannot agree with some of you, especially the ones who insult people for not believing as you do, I still respect your right to voice your opinion. Once again, I will reiterate for those of you who cannot comprehend another person’s coherent thoughts. No one is saying that blacks are any better or worse than any other group. Senator Obama never said black fathers or black men were less than any other group of males. He clearly stated in his opinion that we need to acknowledge our problems and that we must face these issues as adults. We clearly have a problem in our community, every community does, but he was speaking to a predominantly black congregation and his message was tailored to them for us. He spoke the truth. If white Americans take what he said as a rallying cry to condemn blacks, or if they use it as an excuse to vote for the right man (senator Obama) for once than thank God Obama spoke the truth. Wake up, open your eyes, and stop caring about what the media is saying or what some fool on Fox (Bill O’reilly, Sean Hannity etc.) believes. Our children need good fathers and mothers. Men and women who acknowledge that the raising of a child is the greatest gift a parent can give the world are truly blessed. Love is not just the feeding of a child, or the occasional pat on the back, nor is it just the providing of monetary relief; nay, love is also the discipline of children, teaching right from wrong and passing along traits that all humans should recognize as good. I love my people, but do not mistake that love for stupidity. I will never accept the rape of our people as solely the fault of another race when our own so-called brothers and sisters are doing damage as well. Wake up and accept the responsibility to mentor what you create. Stop the proliferation of drugs and violence in our community. Instead of advocating cutting a good man’s nuts off, insist that our men grow a pair of nuts and raise our children. To the many good black fathers and mothers out there I applaud you for your sacrifice and for doing the job you are obligated and responsible for doing. To the men and women who refuse to accept your responsibility to our people and to our children, wake up and grow up. Obama and Cosby have the right to use their influence to draw attention to the problems facing black Americans at the hands of other black Americans. We have enough so-called leaders who draw attention to the inequality issues in America, but not enough men or women are speaking out about our own personal demons that we must face and conquer. I reserve the right to choose what to believe in and no one in America can choose for me who represents my concerns. I was born a black man in America. I was raised a black man in America. I became a father to a child that I love dearly. I am a husband to a beautiful wife, but more importantly, I am a man, and I will not accept the suicide that our people are committing as the fault of anyone else. We should fight against injustice and genocide but we have to fight suicide as well.

Damon Pritchard said...

As sensitive as this subject can be, I do believe some of you have some personal issues that you need to deal with individually and outside this arena. The bottom line is that our community has critical issues that need resolving...in this case the accountability and influence of black fathers. If you are secure in your fatherhood, then you should try and help those who need it rather than expecting some sort of recognition for something that should be second nature. I don't need recognition for being a good father...I need some help! Personally, I don't care about another community's flaws unless it is going help me in some way to remedy my community's ills. If Barack is in my house speaking to me about my house, I expect him to talk about things/issues related to my house not my neighbors house. So what, if they have problems. I am interested in solutions. If knowing they have the same or similar problem provides a solution, then let me hear it. Otherwise, keep that to yourself...I don't have that kind of time. I am very secure in my fatherhood and I make it a priority to mentor young black men when possible. I need some help with the women. Who of means and influence is going to deal with role women have in the decline of our families. I need some help. Stop "whining" (I couldn't resist) and looking over there when the problems are right here.

Anonymous said...

@ Damon Pritchard, brother I agree with you 100%. I believe this to be the heart of Obama’s statement. He is talking about his house, meaning the black church and the black community. We already know our neighbors have issues but we should be concerned putting our own house in order before delving into the dysfunctional home of our neighbors. This is why many in white America do not get involved in our community. They have too many issues of their own to fix.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Rev. Jackson embraces Sen. Obama's Blackness while secretly loathing his Whiteness. As far as Sen. Obama's speech on Father's Day, directed to African American males, I believe it was out of love for his Black brothers, Sen. Obama made his remarks. If the potential future President of the USA who also to be an African American man and father can't comment on the subject, then would somebody please tell me who is going to take a stand? Sen. Obama is 100% correct on this issue. Although I admire the great work Rev. Jackson has done to further the civil rights movement, I have lost a great deal of respect for his character. This election is not about the Jessie Jackson era. This election is about the future of OUR precious children and the next 30-50 years ahead. Can we sustain life in the African American families of tomorrow with the attitudes and callousness of today? I think not! Thank God for Senator Barack Obama, and I pray, oh Lord, you did not break the mold.

Anonymous said...

This incident is much ado about nothing. We can not continue to allow the white media and white people dictate to us what is important in our community. One comment by Rev. Jackson can not erase with me all the positive he has done for our community. His name is Jessie not Jesus, he is not perfect. Having run for political office before I say no one who has not run for office in a majority white environment, let alone for president of the USA has any idea of the precarious position Barack lives in on a daily basis. He is catching enough grief from white folks, we don't need to pile on. I am going to support the Brother and leave him alone to do his thing. I would view this differently if he were running against an African American opponent but he is not. To those of us who want to put him under the microscope I ask, as of right now what is the alternative. He is our option at this point. Get real and get behind him in a positive way.

Peace

Dan said...

first off, i'm disgusted by some of the comments by some males here of "if she shut her legs..." etc. etc.

wear a condom...wow, what a novel idea, my rule is: no glove no love!

imagine you're 12 years old, black, poor, and stuck in the institutional racism of amerika...
would you rather have this young man learning from Obama, or Flava Flav?
all in all, Obama has said nothing that Chris Rock hasn't said.

can't you see? this is mass media trying to dodge the issues, and drive a wedge in the black community. they know they can't hold back 18 million at once, its impossible!

so don't get caught in the "fox-hole!"

Anonymous said...

LadyLove the black community can't solve homelessness, addictions, unemployment, etc.

We need interventions just like white folks.

We need help with govt mortgage programs just like white folks, and we need affirmative action for the children of slaves from the govt to counter the effects of rascism.

White folks love to tell blacks to be PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE. Ever notice how they blame everyone but themselves and are NEVER PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE. For example,

Sex laws - they can't control their little hot teenage girls so they pass a law saying that grown men must CONTROL their promiscuous girls. When I was a teenager, parents instructed their girls to be ladies and if you voluntarily had sex with a man who didn't rape you, YOU WERE THE ONE TO BE PUNISHED. Men in heat don't ask for birth certificates.


The white folks blame the tobacco companies because THEY decided to smoke, and are GETTING REPARATIONS.


White folks in the mortgage crisis ask the govt to bail them out because THEY were greedy and indulged in get rich schemes and bought properties they couldn't flip or rent.



When their 401Ks failed, they blamed everyone but themselves when they got stock tips that didn't work out.



They blame the mortgage broker because they signed up for the wrong home loan. EVERYONE knows to go to a real estate lawyer. EVERYONE.



THESE CREEPS WHO RUN TO THE GOVT FOR EVERYTHING WANT BLACK FOLKS TO BE FOOLS AND ASK FOR NOTHING IN RETURN FOR ALL OF OUR BILLIONS OF TAX DOLLARS PAID, SO THEIR WILL BE MORE FOR THEM.

EVER LOOK AT YOUR CHECK STUB LATELY???

That's what Rev Jackson was saying, when he expressed anger against a black candidate who won't acknowledge that black folks need govt help just LIKE PRIVILEGED WHITE ONES. WE ARE NOT GODS. We are only frail flesh and blood just like them. WE are the VICTIMS of a rascist govt that WILL NOT CHANGE. That's why they're fighting the terrorist now "THEY WOULD RATHER DIE THAN CHANGE THEIR RASCIST WAY OF LIFE," WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO KEEP BLACK PEOPLE ON THE BOTTOM.

Anonymous said...

Legend your comments are SO PROFOUND and filled with wisdom. Especially the fact that unwed births have skyrocketed all over the world with the rise in THE PILL (birth control). LOL LOL


Isn't that funny?? At a time we have the most effective birth control known to man (all our mothers had was a prayer, and a douche that didn't work), out of wedlock births are higher than ever! LOL LOL LOL What an oxymoron.

Love you Dr. Boyce.

Anyway, Instead of giving preachers Faith Based money to encourage us to whore around and test, test test, everytime we have sex - LOL LOL

DO PEOPLE KNOW HOW STUPID THAT IS??? LOL LOL SOME OF US WILL HAVE TO TEST EVERY DAY UNTIL WE GET WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR LOL LOL SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND LOL LOL -

preachers should be training the new generation to NOT be promiscuous, try to stay a virgin as long as you can, be monogamous, and to MARRY.



That directive alone would cut HIV infections tremendously, reduce fatherlessness because couples in long committed relationships have better relationships, and help tremendously to restore the black family.


This HIV testing is causing such a divide in the black community that a HUGE percent of us,including me, are dating White. Last week on 4th of July 50% of the couples I saw were black/white, and for the first time I saw an equal number of black women with white men, as the other way around!! WHITE men don't believe the lies about black women. They know the primary carriers are STILL white gay males. Stop the division and suspicions folks. I have been with my white man for 8 years. Long before this suspicion started. He told me tonight that I'm the only woman he has not use a condom with(smile). I trust him completely too. Committed monogamy is the only key to a good life with low disease risk and great sex that we all need to be happy and healthy.

An older black man friend of mine who hangs in the club told me that strong young black boys are having to use viagra now, and that is sad. All this talk about HIV and AIDS and black women is making these boys impotent, low self esteem, depressed,police bothering them, and is contributing to non productive attitudes. And let's not forget the school war zones in black schools, and the rascist teachers who systematically destroy black boys in white school, and look for every excuse to kick them out of high school.

I think my son was 1 of only about 7 black boys who actually graduated at his school. All the other boys were nice but they found some excuse to expel them when they tried to return, and the boys gave up, started getting into trouble out of boredom. I had a horrible time with rascist teachers trying to test my NORMAL C STUDENT son into a SPECIAL CLASS (had a black teacher friend who told me Don't let them Thank God). All kinds of problems it hurts me to talk about now.


Rascism is the true cancer that is destroying us from inside out, and WE NEED BARACK TO END IT NOW. Rascist criminals are as organized as the mafia and do more harm. They should be punished with severe fines, and imprisoned. They destroy black lives more than the gun.

Anonymous said...

What Barack Obama should have said about ALL fathers is:

" I will make it a priorty in my administration to address drug abuse problems that contribute to fatherlessness and unemployment. And will see to it that EVERYONE can afford an Intervention.

I will see to it that young men have the same opportunites I had under affirmative action. Without a job I couldn't be the father I AM TODAY. When a man can't provide he feels worthless.

I will see that the Supreme court is more liberal and fair to all.

I will purge the records for teenage offenders who have not committed crimes like murder and rape, provide job training, and equal opportunity in the work place.

I will see to it that young single mothers are encouraged to be responsible for their children, and give them more effective means of collecting child support. But in order to pay support a man MUST have a job. In order to father he must provide and be given an equal opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Christian charity should be a huge concern of the black church these days with so many suffering so great. If a preacher is riding pass beggars on his way to his church in a cadillac then he is NOT a man of God. He could drive a chevrolet, and make a sacrifice for his fellow man.



I too give a smile, and whatever I can spare to give a needy person at least a meal, even if it is mcdonald's it might help him to survive another day. Sometimes i skip eating out so that i can do what i can to help my suffering bro and sis, whether white or black.


Instead of paying a fancy car wash I pay the beggar $10 or $15 to wash my car. Poor things are so happy to get that much money. To see them smile warms my heart. They do a GREAT job. Sometimes when food is on sale I get some extras for the ones I know I will encounter. I buy my CDs from the guy on the side of the road, and food from side of road rather than a restaurant sometimes. Down here there are so many black men who can't get a job in the system. WE MUST do everything we can to support their little businesses.


WE CAN SURVIVE, working together, but to survive well we need help from the govt just like everyone
else.



IF THEY DONT WANT TO HELP US WE SHOULD PAY NO INCOME TAX, NO SOCIAL SECURITY TAX, NO SALES TAX, NO PROPERTY TAXES.

Too many judge the poor harshly and that is very wrong. They say things like "do you know how many quarters he can get standing out in 100 degree heat with his blood pressure about to go to stroke level? don't give him nothing." That is plain stupid thinking. I don't know whether to spit on them or shake my head.

Genee said...

Dr Watkins:

Well here we do not agree. Points one and three were pretty much the same point. We know that his "subsequent" endorsement of Obama had more to do with him trying to recover once he saw his lack of support on the "Obama is not black enough" comments. He also has a son who is fully onboard with Obama. So I know these comments of yours are more about your continued relationship with the Jacksons, but they are not reflective of what a good number of blacks that I know believe.

I can appreciate Rev. Jackson's efforts in the past, at times, but I have no allegiance to him or his outdated rhetoric and methods to reach a new millennium black society. We need to begin the process of merging "properly" into the country that has risen because of our blood, sweat and tears and it can not be done by intellectuals continuing to put small bandages on gaping wounds; or by saying "oh, look at that big gaping wound, I know that hurts a lot, but people shouldn't say anything if they see it as they pass by." Acknowledgement of our shortcomings is an individual and collective effort. We need someone to not only acknowledge the wound, but to teach how to mend it for once and for all and teach us how we can avoid getting wounded again. I'm raising a son, a MAN. I know the value of encouraging him to spend time with his father, despite the fact that I am not in relationship with his father. Black women and men have to take responsibility for the state of black american and get educated on what it takes to raise strong black men again.

Finally, what MAN who runs for office twice and doesn't get elected mostly because of his black empowerment platform, wouldn't be envious of another black man who not only garners 90% of the black vote, but a winning percentage of white vote, by running on a "better life for all americans" platform? You are extremely misquided if you think that he's not envious. His comments might not have been fully immersed in envy, but envy was certainily a part of the ingredients. The problem is the absence of tact and finese; at his age he should know better.

I still respect your intellect and your commentaries and will continue to peruse them.

All the best.

Genee said...

"preachers should be training the new generation to NOT be promiscuous, try to stay a virgin as long as you can, be monogamous, and to MARRY."


I like this comment a lot. I have a son. And I have raised him since birth practically to know the value of being a man of honor and integrity. I've taught him that women that throw themselves at men are not whores but there is an underlying element in their lives and that a real man does not take advantage of them. I've taught him the value of self control. That every action or decision has a subsequent consequence. Each time he gets hurt or makes a noteworthy mistake we try to discuss it, especially the rules of cause and effect and sowing and reaping.

I'm teaching my only son, as a single mom that he should wait for the one that he loves and wants to spend his life with, but to have friends that he gets to know and appreciate. I know that if he does have sex earlier than marriage that he will think responsibly. I trust him to be the man that I know he is and to seek the smile of God in all of his endeavors.

Thanks for reading everyone.

Anonymous said...

Let's agree that African Americans are aware of the problem of black males and their diminished concerns with fatherhood responsibilities as well as the females involved with them. Let'agree that African Americans want to address these issues. However, African Americans get upset when an issue is made more public which was really not a "secret". The best way to address a problem is to confront or acknowledge it and then do something about it! I belive Rev. Jackson should have called Senator Obama to set a meeting where they could sit down and come up with a plan to address this problem.

Thank you.

Legend said...

Has any one ever try asking the teachers, why do they conduct themselves in such matters. My daughter, now 22, had a problem with at school. I forgot the name of the school. It is the junior high school located directly behind Santa Monica Community College. She threw or kicked a bottle at a student. She was not the only one. She was the only Black one. I heard that she was punished more than the other students. I spoke to the principal. She was an older White lady. She didn't even know my daughter's name. I was not happy. She gave me the details. She must have thought that I was a fool. She gave her reasons for the punishments that were handed to each student. I told her that her discipline of my daughter, although a little harsh was okay. I asked her was she, in anyway, aware of the message that she was sending to the other students. I told her that she was telling my daughter to be careful of your actions, because, what you do will come back to you in ways that you may not like. The message that you are sending to the others is that no matter what you do, there will be no consequences. Her expression changed. I told her, that I grew up in a rich White neighborhoods and hung out in Bel Air. I know what white kids are doing and the effects of their actions. I told her, if the parents of these children knew that you were letting them get away with such behavior, "Do you think they would be happy?" Her attitude changed. I told her my daughter's name by shouting it out in the main office as I left.
It may do some good to confront these teachers. Many of them are jealous because they are being left behind. They only take it out on those that they have been trained to take it out on. Trust me, white kids get the bad end of the stick, too.
I have told many of my friends to read. They don't know where to start. I suggested that they start with those thick dictionaries. I use to read them. Do you know the amount of information that are in them? Just about everything. The thicker the better. You can even learn Latin and other languages.
Concerning the police. Has anyone ever went to the local station and asked to read a copy of their codes of conducts and laws. I know this sounds very strange, but maybe the parents and their young men should go and ask for advise - concerning ways to keep your child out of danger, talk to the police at the station. You would be surprised at the answers and even the cooperation you may get. I do now that there are some bad apples, even some the Black police are no good. We have to start some where. The biggest problem is that the police and the community do not communicate. This may not work with all of you, but there are some of you that are good with people and or getting information. That information is what we need. If we know what is out there, then we can be better prepared. Another thing we all can benefit from is changing out conversations. Stop talking about the same old dead end subjects. Start learning and using synonyms and the scientific names of animals, plants, stock terms, food, medicine and etc. Your conversation is how people will judge. I am not saying things will change form the outside in, but it will definitely change from the inside out. We should try to focus on activities that keep our children off the streets. If a child walks down the street with a back pack on, it will arouse suspicion. If a child walks down the street with that back pack on and a philosophy in hand, it may cause interest. Simple things like that can make a big difference. When I was young, I would wave, when I saw a police car. It may not have been popular, but it would throw the officers off guard. I know that every community is different, but we can all agree that, if we sere to keep our children off our local blocks, yes barren if possible, the police would not have a chance to bother use. If there is a local football game, go let them know and ask if they could provide some form of protection or if there are any laws that say we can reserve a park. I know this sounds crazy, but we need to know what they know. The more of us that know the laws as they do, we can curb lots of the unwarranted harassment or at least try. We, should, ask and select different children on the block and assign them a career to pursue in the schools, colleges and universities. There are many people who know how to get money, grants and scholarships to pay for the education. Send these children to these schools to become accountants, marketers, lawyers, architects, teachers, politicians and provide the support and protection they need. We need to start telling our children the truth about life, love, finance and responsibility. This forum is very good, but I think we need to start talking about our success stories that others can see and do. Obama is doing something we all in our youth wanted to do and never thought impossible in our time. Now, that he is fulfilling the dreams we all have thought of, it seems that many of us are backing away from that dream. It does not matter whether he helps us or not, for the Christians our there and those that half faith and practice other religions, that is your God's responsibility. You never put your trust in a person, to the point your trust in God is blurred.

Obama's rise is a sign that the old ways are dying. There are not young people of the Rev. Jackson period that is or was strong enough to continue the old system any more, Black, Blue, white or purple. These old men understand that a change is necessary and they know they have to pass the touch. They, also, know the history of the "Blacks," before slavery. They know where we came from and what we have accomplished! They tried to build their form of glory using our knowledge blended with theirs. They have come to realize that something was missing. The missing part was "fluidity". America cannot be strong, if all of its parts, people, cannot contribute. This is the main difference between slavery in the rest of the "pre-Columbian" world and the slavery in our time. You have to accept the fact that before the Marmaduke rebellion that the world was pretty much Muslim and a very tolerant Muslim world. In those days. Western Christians were the ones intolerant. The Western Christian were killing their people left and right. You watch TV. They were the barbarian. During that revolutions the roles changed as power and economics changed hands. For the most part of it. The Black Men were those Muslims in power. If you do not believe me then read. The word Muslim means "a righteous person". Everyone was treated as a brother whether you were a slave or not. You could be a slave one day and the next a Sultan. We were not taught this in school. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying that we should become Muslims. I am saying we need to know what these Muslim leaders look like and where they came from.
The White man knows this. They, also, know that If you do not know where you come from or history, it will repeat itself and many people do not know the real history of Western Christianity before Columbus and the Marmaduke rebellion. The older white men are seeing the days of Europe before the "discoveries" returning. Economic failure and corruption. Read "The wealth of nations". There is a lot of historic facts, although, it is a financial manual guide or at least looked up to as one.

Our problem is that we do not want to change. I, really, believe that most of us are enjoying our drama. You can not really blame the churches for what they are doing? We allowed them to do this for years. "The Lord blessed the preacher with a new Cadi, praise Jesus!" The pastor's son in going to a prestigious university, praise the Lord! We should have stopped that years ago. The Bible says "store up" this means invest, build, expand and reinvest in the people. Now that we are too poor to give money to the church to help us, because the pastor and deacons were not financially adept, the government is giving them money to do invest, expand and reinvest in the government at our expense. I live in Japan, now. Am I allowed to include myself?

Just doing a few simple things can make a big change. Change your conversation, change your thinking, start reading, get help from your neighbor across the street and stay off the street. Things will change. If there is no crime that police department will fire personal. If he Blacks are fired first, I hope you have a plan B, C, D, and ZZZ!

Oh, before I forget. Jump into the overseas market. China, and many other places in Asia manufacture many items for dirt cheap. The shirt you are wearing on your back, if it says made in Thailand, China, Mexico and other "third world" countries cost about 50 cents to make, but definitely not more that $2. There is more than enough business overseas to pull us up out out of poverty. Get that passport, while it is still possible. Do not worry about customs. Just make sure your invoice is correct. If you want to be sure call them and ask. That is another thing. Use the phone. We all sound white on the phone. If they do not see your face, they cannot discriminate. There are many ways to get what you want. Be smart about it. Play that role. Everyone suckers up to "attention". I have plenty of stories of how I over came challenges and ignorance of others of many ethnics.
Last thing. Love is something that we can only provide ourselves, in true times of need. We all have been in situations, that those that we thought loved us could not help. In your true times of need, your only hero is yourself. Only about 10% of the attention you will need will come from others. The other 99% you will have to come from you. You know your problems. Team up into groups that you are comfortable in. Combine with other groups to form a whole group. Everyone will not be able to get along with everyone, but I am for sure that each group will have a person that is able to connect with another group. That like is the strength that needs to be protected. Share information. Reward monetarily from profits to that one person or persons that contributed and idea that was able to become manifested through another person's effort or knowledge. Build and form many more groups. One person is not bounded to one group. The initial group is the foundation, but from time to time people from other groups will need to come together as a group to get things accomplished. I am sure there are plenty of you that understand where this is going. One other thing is that you should try to get the city to form police departments made up of your residents to patrol or at least get active in some form of policing that is city recognized and gives your power. If this is too difficult then start raising those that want to pursue this field. We can create our own, because we pay taxes, too. Find out how. The gangs and drug dealers will fall in line as demands change. Do not worry about them. Then again get them involved. They are our warriors and soldiers. They just need a country to protect and positions to fill. I know I sound crazy, but I have experimented with it in Japan on a small basis. It can work. There will be resistance. Oh, sorry, this is too long, but for those that have money try buying up all of these homes and properties for sale. If you can buy up enough to create a new town or become an independent town from the one you are in, you can form your own government. No one can stop you. there is just too much land that can be turned into towns and eventually, financial cities in America. If your truly want freedom, you do have to pay for it in some way or form. This is the basic law of nature. Nothing comes without a price. If there are a few of you how really interested, start up your small groups, create a forum or site. There should not just be one site. But, the sites should all link to each other. I am an English teacher in Japan. Check out my class. Don't worry about my appearance not the class. The parents don't. Some of what I am talking about can be seen if you pay close attention. I have cut my hair, since then, but through my actions and works, I can pretty much dress how I like and still be effective. I am aware that I should be more presentable, but I am a Black man in Japan. There is a limit to the amount of respect that I can get. Everyone has limit. check it out. If I can do this with these kids with no college degree, just think of the accomplishments that many of you can do. Please get that passport and start venturing in the overseas market. It is not hard. The world loves us, but we are a disgrace to the world because, we do not love nor know ourselves.

peace

Legend said...

I forgot the site. You will need quicktime installed in order to see this.
www.homepage.mac.com/duncansjpn

I do not need any comments. Just notice the interaction. Please watch all of the clips, if possible. If I can do this with Japanese children, then our schools have no excuses.

I do not need money! I know where to go get it.

Anonymous said...

Black women and men have to take responsibility for the state of black american and get educated on what it takes to raise strong black men again.


GENEE, NO OFFENSE BUT YOU TALK LIKE A FOOL. BLACK AMERICA IS NOT A SEPARATE NATION. EVERYTHING WE DO FROM BIRTH TO GRAVE IS CONTROLLED BY WHITE FOLKS.


THEY CONTROL WHETHER WE CAN OPEN A BUSINESS, DRIVE, CARRY A GUN OR EVEN GET MARRIED, THROUGH A LICENSE.

IF THEY DECIDE YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS IS HURTING THEIR BUSINESS, THEY'LL SHUT YOU DOWN WITH THEIR INSPECTORS.


THEY CAN TAKE AWAY OUR KIDS WITH THEIR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE.


THEY CAN LOCK THAT STRONG BLACK BOY YOU'RE RAISING, UP FOR LITTLE OR NO REASON AND FORCE YOU INTO BANKRUPTCY DEFENDING HIM. THAT'S A MAJOR SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THEIR LAWYERS AND JUDGES.


BLACK BOYS CAN'T EVEN VISIT WITH THEIR FRIENDS WITHOUT BEING ACCUSED OF GANG ACTIVITY. YET THEY CONGREGATE ALL THE TIME ON A REGULAR BASIS TO PLOT EVIL, BUT THEY CALL THAT A MEETING AND NOT A GANG.


WHEN THEY ENTICED BLACK FARMERS AWAY FROM THE LAND IN THE 1940S, WHERE MANY WERE SELF SUFFICIENT, IT ALLOWED THEM TO CONTROL WHETHER THE BLACK MAN COULD FEED HIS CHILDREN THROUGH THEIR DISCRIMINATORY HIRING/FIRING PRACTICES AND FORCED THE BLACK WOMAN TO CLEAVE TO THE WHITE WELFARE SYSTEM INSTEAD OF HER HUSBAND. IN ORDER TO GET WELFARE NO MAN COULD BE IN THE HOME. "CLAUDINE" IS A GREAT MOVIE TO LEARN ABOUT THAT. THAT FAMILY WAS TYPICAL OF NORTHERN BLACK FAMILIES. CHILDREN GROWING UP SEEING THEIR FATHER'S BELITTLED, EMASCULATED, DON'T MAKE GOOD FATHERS. THE FRUITS OF THEIR EFFORTS IS WHAT WE SEE TODAY.

THEY CAN TAKE AWAY AWAY YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU DONT PAY THEIR DISCRIMINATORY PROPERTY TAXES.

INSURANCE REDLINING PICKS OUR POCKETS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. I KNOW I WROTE POLICIES FOR MANY YEARS. THE AVG WHITE AUTO POLICY I WROTE WAS SOMETIMES $600/YEAR. THE AVG BLACK POLICY WAS TWICE THAT. THEY USE ALL KINDS OF DISCRIMINATORY DATA TO DETERMINE WHO PAYS WHAT.

DOWN HERE THEY PROPOSED RECENTLY THAT HOMEOWNERS (VAST MAJORITY WHITE) SHOULD GET A BIG DECREASE IN THEIR PROPERTY TAXES,JUST BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T PAY THEM. AND THAT EVERYONE SHOULD FOOT THE BILL THROUGH AN INCREASE IN SALES TAXES. IN OTHER WORDS BLACKS WHO CAN'T EVEN AFFORD A HOME, MUST FOOT THE BILL FOR WHITES PROPERTY TAX DECREASE.

THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHERE I LIVE IS SO COWED BY RASCISM THAT THEY VERY RARELY WILL EVEN TRY TO HELP THEIR OWN PEOPLE WHO ARE VICTIMS OF RASCISM. APPARENTLY THEY KNOW THE POLITICAL CLIMATE IS SO BAD FOR BLACKS FIGHTING RASCISM, THEY CAN'T WIN BUT, THAT SHOULDNT DETER THEM WHEN A BLACK CLIENT IS WILLING TO PAY. I BELIEVE THEY KNOW THEY WILL BE DISBARRED FOR FIGHTING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS THESE DAYS. THEY ONLY WANT AUTO, AND CRIMINAL CASES.

EQUALITY AND ENDING DISCRIMINATION IS THE ONLY WAY THE BLACK FAMILY WILL SURVIVE. ITS THE ONLY WAY. YOUNG BLACK MEN CANT PULL JOBS OUT OF THIN AIR. THEY HAVE NO MONEY TREE. HELL THEY CAN BARELY FEED THEMSELVES.

Anonymous said...

However, African Americans get upset when an issue is made more public which was really not a "secret".


I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS IN THE ASIAN COMMUNITY?

WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS IN THE SPANISH COMMUNITY?

WHY ARE SO MANY PRIVILEGED WHITE FOLKS BEGGING ON THE STREETS?

WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OF FOREIGN BLACKS IN THEIR COUNTRY?

WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OF INDIANS IN THIS COUNTRY???


WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS OF JEWS IN THIS COUNTRY?

LET ME GUESS....YOU DON'T KNOW. WHY IS IT YOU DON'T KNOW? IT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE ACTIONS OF SOME WILL TARNISH THE IMAGE OF ALL. THAT TARNISH WILL CAUSE OTHERS' TO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN YOU. THEY WILL JUDGE YOU, REVILE YOU, CONDEMN YOU, AND OSTRACIZE YOU.

DO YOU KNOW THAT THE ONLY REASON BLACK AMERICANS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS, AND WANT TO REVEAL THEIR SHORTCOMINGS TO THE WORLD IS BECAUSE OF SLAVERY. THE SLAVES WERE CONTROLLED BY THE MASSAH WHO TAUGHT THEM TO TATTLE ON EACH OTHER. THE MASSAH COULDNT BE IN THE FIELDS, IN THE HOUSE, AND IN THE QUARTERS. HE WAS ONLY ONE MAN.

HE REWARDED THEM FOR THAT BEHAVIOR, AND HE'S STILL REWARDING THE TOMS OF TODAY FOR HELPING THE RASCIST WHITE MAN KEEP THE RESPECT OF THE WORLD, BY FOOLISHLY BLAMING HIMSELF FOR RASCIST AMERICA'S DESTRUCTION OF THE BLACK FAMILY.


CONTINUE HELPING HIM TO VICTIMIZE YOU, AND SPREAD THAT MSG ALL OVER THE WORLD TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER EVEN MET A BLACK PERSON, AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY FINALLY MEET YOU.


IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT IMAGE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO A PERSON IS, IF HE HAS THE RIGHT PUBLIC RELATIONS PERSON. THE GERMANS THOUGHT HITLER WAS GOD, HE HAD SO MUCH GOOD PRESS.

IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE IT OK TO DEMONIZE YOUR BLACK BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THEN YOU SHOULD START TELLING ALL YOUR NEIGHBORS AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW, WHAT GOES ON BEHIND YOUR CLOSED DOORS. AND WATCH HOW THEY REACT. WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, TELL THEM ABOUT ALL THE SKELETONS IN YOUR FAMILY CLOSET. THEY'LL TELL THEIR KIDS YOU CAN'T GO OVER THERE ANY MORE AND OSTRACIZE YOU. YOU AIN'T PERFECT.

BLACK AMERICANS MUST BREAK THE GENERATIONAL CURSE OF SLAVERY THAT CALLS FOR THEM TO DEMONIZE THEIR OWN PEOPLE. THE RICH ONES IN HIGH PLACES CONSIDERED LEADERS MUST BE REAL CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT THEY SAY. MANY OF THEM WILL SAY WHATEVER THEY NEED TO (COSBY, OPRAH, ETC) BECAUSE THEY ARE SELFISH, GREEDY, AND HAVE NO REAL SINCERE CONCERNS FOR THEIR PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

Concerning the police. Has anyone ever went to the local station and asked to read a copy of their codes of conducts and laws. I know this sounds very strange, but maybe the parents and their young men should go and ask for advise - concerning ways to keep your child out of danger, talk to the police at the station.



NOW THAT IS GOOD ADVICE. MY BOY IS 29 AND COLLEGE EDUCATED, AND SUCCESSFUL NOW, BUT WHAT I DID WAS TEACH HIM TO HAVE A HEALTHY DOSE OF RESPECT FOR UNIFORMS AND POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY. I TAUGHT HIM TO SAY "YES SIR, NO SIR" IN THREATENING SITUATIONS, AND TO BE HUMBLE/POLITE AND TO NEVER RAISE HIS VOICE.

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE BLACK BOY TO KNOW. BE RESPECTFUL BUT DON'T GROVEL. GROVELING FUELS THE ANGER OF A TRUE RASCIST AND MAKES HIS SUPERIORTY COMPLEX RISE. YOU DON'T WANT THAT, IN A THREATENING SITUATION.

ANOTHER THING I DID WAS MAKE HIM WATCH THOSE TRUE PRISON MOVIES ONCE IN A WHILE, TO LET HIM KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE IN PRISON.

WHEN HE WOULDN'T DO HIS HOMEWORK, I TOOK HIM TO THE PROJECTS WITH ALL THE GANGS MILLING AROUND AND TOLD HIM TO GET OUT AND GET USED TO IT, BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE HE'D BE LIVING WITH NO EDUCATION. BOY YOU SHOULD HAVE SEND HIM BEGGING ME TO NOT MAKE HIM GET OUT THE CAR LOL LOL LOL LOL

SPORTS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO A BLACK MALE WITH HIGH AGGRESSION. THEY ARE LIKE THE AGGRESSIVE DOGS OF THE DOG WHISPERER SHOW. WITHOUT LOTS OF EXERCISING OFF THEIR AGRESSION THEY GET IN TROUBLE/FIGHTS. HE PLAYED SOCCER, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IT IS CRUCIAL. DON'T LET THEM SIT THEIR IDLE. MAKE THEM DO IT, UNTIL THEY ENJOY IT. I GUESS MUSIC, THEATRE OR BAND WOULD WORK FOR MILD MANNERED BOYS BETTER. BUT THEY MUST BE KEPT BUSY.

BUT THEN AGAIN, MOTHERS STRUNG OUT ON CRACK, DEPRESSED, WORRIED, CAN'T DO WHAT I DID. THE DRUG PROBLEM IS DESTROYING MOST AMERICANS.

Anonymous said...

I have read both of Obama's books "the Audacity of hope" and "dreams of my father." Here are the facts about his background:

His father never married his mother and abandoned them soon after he was born to transfer to a different college. He had a U.S. govt stipend large enough to not only pay for his tuition, but to support his family. He had a tribal wife and 2 kids in africa.

Barack was ashamed and loathed him for being a savage in loin cloths before the white man decided to educate him in america. Once educated the plan was to bring him back to do their bidding in africa, just like barack will do in america. To be a traitor is in his bloodline. They know it.

When Barack's father finished his studies he married a rich white woman and took her back to africa and they had 2 children. The african wife sent her children to live with them. I got the impression they were treated like stepchildren in the white wife's house. When the africans recognized he was a traitor they fired him and he lost all his wealth, and the white wife kicked him out. He lost his health and became a drunk. He tried to reclaim Barack and his mother but no white woman wants a broke black man.


Barack hated him and didn't go to his funeral. In his late 20s he decided to go to kenya after the african sister contacted him. Since Barack had never met any of the african family he doesn't even know if all the villagers who claimed to be the rich american's relatives were really his family or not. Probably doesn't really know today.

Barack can't compare himself to american black boys. Hawaii is not as rascist as america, and his white grandfather was his role model. He lived with him most of his childhood. He had a positive every day role model/provider in his life. The govt saw that black boys in america didn't have that.

Anonymous said...

Today I learned why all of my white neighbors were taking out 2nd, 3rd, and 4th mortgages on their over priced homes. The govt has decided to relieve them of all that debt, and they keep the money, through a "short sale," whereby the bank agrees to suffer the loss.

The govt is their private piggy bank, and your tax dollars go to them while they still you to be personally responsible, and not ask for govt help! And Barack supports it. That kind of rhetoric and legislation is resulting in mass poverty and genocide for black american. Barack and his father are ONE and the same. In order for him to forgive and understand his father, he had to become him.

Anonymous said...

Like I said before, there are many of us African-American men that are not offended by that speech, because he was not talking about us

APPARENTLY YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND HOW HIS WORDS AFFECTED FOREIGN PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW YOU AND WILL NEVER WANT TO KNOW YOU BECAUSE BARACK DIDN'T MAKE ANY DISTINCTIONS OR SAY ONE WORD ABOUT DECENT BLACK FATHERS.


AS FAR AS THE WORLD GOES ALL BLACK FATHERS ARE NO GOOD BECAUSE BARACK SAID SO.

SO WHEN YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATED SON IS INTERVIEWED BY SOME FOREIGN PERSON, WHO HAS HAD NO EXPERIENCE WITH BLACK AMERICANS, DOESN'T GET THE POSITION DON'T GO COMPLAINING. YOU AGREED THAT IT IS OK FOR A BLACK AMERICAN TO MAKE A BLANKET RASCIST STATEMENT, AND YOU AGREED WITH THE STEREOTYPE.

Anonymous said...

The govt decided to give us 30 years of catchup affirmative action, and President Clinton extended it.

Under the govt's guidance corporations and colleges who were getting govt contracts were reqd to hire, educate and promote a certain % of blacks. Rascist worked hard to find a loophole in the law. However, our number of billionaires and millionaires were created and first time CEO, and other professionals.

During the democratic era it was POLITICALLY CORRECT for these token chosen, the PRIMARY beneficiaries of the sufferings of the black masses, TO GIVE BACK, AND MOST ALL OF THEM DID ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. THEN Bush was elected, and IT BECAME POLITICALLY CORRECT TO ASSIST IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THEIR OWN PEOPLE....

NOW the cowardly Bill, Oprah, and all the other inferiors raised up by the rascist are taking center stage and showing their lack of character. The rascist deliberately chose inferior types because they are easily controlled. They have nothing to depend upon but the good will of the rascist and they will lick their boots to get it. Decent whites chose more intelligent people to raise up from the ghetto. So not all the leaders are inferior types.

With all that money in black hollywood, blacks own no major network to control the images of their people and have the nerve to complain about the white owner of BET. Why didn't Cosby buy BET? I say he is Too irresponsible to want the responsbility of running a network. ONly wants easy hollywood money. TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE ABOUT THE DESTINY OF HIS OWN PEOPLE. Yet he criticizes young black men who didn't have the govt program to get them back on track when they dropped out of school like he did. The fool dropped out to shine shoes. He and all the rest of black hollywood are still dependent upon the white studios to give them a job. THEY ARE THE TRUE FAILURES.

None of them have created a significant amount of jobs to offset the millions of jobs blacks lost to new immigrants.

Sam Walmart came out of nowhere and from nothing. Even with Oprah's billions she creates no jobs for black americans. Even half of that money could have produced a major industry to give jobs to professionals, mid level and low level blacks who lost jobs to new immigrants in white corporate america. Most of our FIRST CEOs are gone now, thanks to the IRRESPONSIBLE BLACK LEADERSHIP.


Oprah feeds hundreds of white families in her employ. I remembered when she had a restaurant in Chicago, and black employees were complaining to the media that her white mgmt was discriminating.

She makes low class whites millionaires promoting their lousy books, not worth reading, to the world. We have so many good UNKNOWN black authors she had the power to make millionaires but the only black authors you see on her show are her black friends, who whites have already made millionaires and don't even need her help, being promoted to curry favor and friendship.

These FIRSTS created by the civil rights movement have failed miserably. Then they point the finger toward struggling people, with no opportunity,in hopes that LIBERAL whites who fought to give them a heavenly life on earth, won't notice that they did nothing to fulfill their end of the affirmative action bargain. But they will get their comeuppance. When they lose the protection of the whites who went through the fire for them. Just watch. They're going down faster than Michael Jackson, who got to where he is on PURE TALENT. The bloodletting has already started with the Vicks, Bonds, Snipes, Oprahs, of the world.

Genee said...

Black women and men have to take responsibility for the state of black american and get educated on what it takes to raise strong black men again.


"GENEE, NO OFFENSE BUT YOU TALK LIKE A FOOL. BLACK AMERICA IS NOT A SEPARATE NATION. EVERYTHING WE DO FROM BIRTH TO GRAVE IS CONTROLLED BY WHITE FOLKS"

I am truly saddened to read responses like yours "Anonymous" (who hides in the shadows of your comments - talking down to me). How dare you not respect the comments of someone else. You my friend are a contributor to the behavior and conceptual ignorance we suffer with everyday. Pick up a book and free your mind. I'm not stupid enough to think that blacks are not still treated as underclass, regardless of accomplishment and stature. However, I am also conscious of the fact that I was born with a purpose and am worth just as much as my white counterpart and I stop at nothing to get it for myself and those around me. I do not teach my son that there are barracades, because I want him to know that a) he doesn't have to rely on that bank for his loans. If he's knowledgeable enough about his dream/goal he can find investors who will read his proposal and make an investment because they'd be stupid not to. b) I'm raising him to know that if he knows as much as if not more than others in his field, people will come looking for him. c)I teach him to pay his bills on time, live within his means and save a little money along the way so that if hard times come and he's willing to live modestly, he can survive and eventually thrive again, unless the situation for all americans becomes as bleak as it is currently shaping up. Then we will all need to roll up our sleeves together. Black people use to have their own neighborhoods with flourishing businesses - hence the few "old" rich families we have today. We have to get back to the place of having pride, hope and expected victory. That's why thousands marched, because of Dr. King and others who opened our vessels and poured in a heaping dose of all three, not just because we are black, but because we are human and equal.

A great deal of that hope has been doused with our attempts to get caught up to our counterparts because of the attractiveness of the appearance of wealth. We've abandoned the wealthiest family structures and support systems to have fancy THINGS. We've allowed the microwave, fast food society to consume us, because we have lost a great part of what helped us to flourish - pride in self, pride in family, pride in our culture and love. We can restore these things, start small. My dear sister is so prophetic, she started having a once a month pot luck dinner at her house and it is a wonderful thing. The matriarch is gone on to be with the Lord, but the family will grow stronger we believe and we will strengthen our children because of the bond we share.

Finally, anonymous, I teach my son that if he doesn't know the meaning or spelling of a word, to not be lazy...Look it up. Learn to add something uplifting to your posts, if you can come out of the shadows long enough to find something in your mind or heart.
Thanks

Legend said...

I am in Japan teaching English. The Black man is invisible here. There are many of us here. Some are surviving, some are doing very well. One was Minister Koizumi's adviser or something like that. I forget his name. If you search for Japan and look up JAFA, I am sure you will find him. He lives in Tokyo. If you look up JAFA, which means Japan African-American Friendship Association, you will see Darrell Gartrell. He had the largest Black-owned English language school in Japan. He was doing well. If you want to know more about him, write him. My brother ran into him last night, so he is in Japan, apparently on some business. We are few, but there are some of us that are doing very well. Others that are not. For your information Japan has many homeless Japanese people. It is not a pretty site either. They build home in public parks, yes, where the children play. There are many single mothers here. The have projects, too. They look and are torn down just like the ones in America. If you want, I can post a video for you. Then, again, unlike our situation, their government is Japanese. Does this make a difference? I have a site on youtube. GS350JPN If any of you are interested in seeing what I am saying, I can post a video for you. There are many Brothers from Africa here, too. African-Americans and African-Africans do not get alone. The Nigerians and the Ghanaians don't get alone. No one does. However, there is a big difference. The African-Africans do work together. The African-Americans do not. It is a very sad condition. We have the so-called Oprahs, Obamas and Cosbys are here, if you want to use them as examples of irresponsible people. The hate is mostly over women. Unbelievable! What makes it even more pathetic is that there are well over a million lonely women here, that would love to be with a nice guy. Race doesn't matter. Racism here is distributed evenly, regardless of color. The White kids come out here and make it worse. They get it back when they marry these strong Japanese women and these women take them to the cleaner. You should hear their stories. There is a site about that online. You will have to search for it. I met a brother from Detroit or LA in Thailand, who is made it rich by buying in Thailand and selling at flea markets in China or Hong Kong. We have our problems, but still there are many ways to make money. Yes, few people do not have the information, but we can change that, now! Just start sharing it for free. No one can stop that. For those that can travel please come to Asia and see for yourself, how Asian come to America and get rich. Everything is cheap in Asia. Who of you would buy a t-shirt for 50 cents? Not many I think. We would rather go to a department store and pay $25 for 3 white plain T's. The only difference between the two is the profit the department store makes. Let's say about $24.25 cents. It is true. Nikes in Korea sell for $20~$30 or so on the street or at some factories. How much did I pay for mine new Jordan's, $225 in Osaka. Yes, I am a fool. If you knew, what I am driving out here. You wold call me a hypocrite. But the fact is that I am sharing my knowledge what little it is and information that I got for free, freely. There are enough of us to make a difference that can go unnoticed for a long time. For those that get very involved emotionally, Please do not stop, post your thoughts. But, if you can travel and when you enter another country leave that fake American pride at customs. If you don't you will miss the most important pictures. Do not hang out in the tourist areas. Go to the areas where the normal people live. Then you will have a reference to base your thoughts on. You can live in Thailand for under $4000 a year and live well. I met this White kid in Thailand 6 years ago, he told me that he sells these necklaces in his city to the tourists every summer for 2 or 3 months. He make about $30,000, every summer. When the summer is over he moves to Thailand. He sells the necklaces for $20~$30 each. He uses imitation leather which cost about $5 for 100 meters. Do the conversion yourself, please. The pendants cost about 50 cents~$2 each. That is some serious profit! Yes, everyone cannot travel and take advantage of the overseas market, but there are more than enough of you that can. We do not have to be CEO's to do what he did. You only need a passport and about $1000 dollars to spend on merchandise. One Black man selling things to people is not a threat. They do not know nor care about your profits, because they figure you do not make more than them, so they will buy it to do their part to help you. You would be surprised, if you knew how many people are making money. Whether they are racist or not, if you approach them with some respect, truthfully, just an open ear, they will tell you all kinds of secrets to success. To be more correct they are more likely to approach you. There are many people White, Blue and Orange that want to just talk to us and give us or anyone that will listen information. I met a Black man, last year in Tokyo. I was up there for 3 days with a friend. He came up to me and sat. We started talking. Of course, I started running off at the mouth, like, I am running of at the fingers, now. For some reason, my mind told me to shut up! This Brother was a self-made millionaire from San Fransisco. He told me to read two books, "The riches man in Babylon" and "Who moved my cheese?" He couldn't remember the title of the second book. He told me how he deals with these rich people White and all people. His story was very interesting. He told me that I was the only one keeping me from wealth. Yes, I will agree that that this sounds too easy to believe, but he came from a poor family down South. He is known in Japan and California, well in the Bay Area, at least. My stories may sound like a fairytale, but they are true. I am a nobody, that just happened to look at everyone else as equals, period. This is how I became strong and it helped me. My ways may not work for all, but for those that can travel, please do. For those that can write or cannot write, write a book about your life. Don't worry about how it sells in the states. If will definitely, sell overseas. We only see ourselves form within America. Get out look at yourself from outside America, but remember leave that pride and those other foolish thoughts at customs, before you enter the country. We can get rich outside of America. Last thing. For those that are into investing. As Americans, we are not allowed to invest offshore. If we were allowed everyone would have a chance to make billions. There is a way. If you have a degree AA, but preferably a BA, you can work in other countries. If you do, apply for a credit card in the country you work for. I am with Skandia. Get that credit card and find a broker, check online, and open up a fund account. There is a reason you need an offshore credit card. Read Skandia online, please. If you are good and when the market gets running again, you can make millions. The great thing about it is that you do not have to pay taxes on it. Since it is a fund you will not be charged for switching funds. You just need to look at it everyday. Please read for yourself. Darrell Gartrell told me about that. The great thing about it is the more you understand the more money you can make. Oh, please read the "Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham. You do not need to read the whole book to grasp what he is saying. If you do not know about financial terms, Just read a finance book about half way through. This will familiarize you with terms that will appear in the book. Do you best to try to understand the formulas and remember some of the symbols. "The Intelligent Investor" is a straight up book and funny at times. The information to wealth is out there. We just need to listen to anyone that is willing to share this expensive info (the paid for it at universities) for free. I am not rich. I do have a billion dollar idea that can work. My wife and her family are Japanese and rich. We do not talk, so much. My Japanese is terrible and that is my fault. I wanted to marry a Black woman, but the ones I met did not want me. Oh, well! Oh, learn different languages. If you can speak another persons language and you are Black, it is like having a world bank credit card with no maximum. The world just do not understand us, because they do not know use, because we do not share our story from our perspective. If you do not believe me. Travel.

I hope some of you at least look into some of the information that was shared with me, that I am sharing with you. I am just passing it along. the information is easily verifiable online. Think about what you want and research it diligently.

Anonymous said...

I am truly saddened to read responses like yours "Anonymous" (who hides in the shadows of your comments - talking down to me).

I APOLOGIZE. REALLY I NEVER INTENDED TO TALK DOWN TO YOU AND I GREATLY ADMIRE THE SPIRT OF HOPE AND PERSEVERENCE YOU PASS ON TO YOUR SON. IT IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT. HOPE IS VERY IMPORTANT WHEN YOU ARE UP AGAINST THE ODDS. PERSEVERANCE PAYS OFF. HAVING A PLAN B WHEN PLAN A FAILS, WORKS. SHOOTING FOR THE MOON AND ENDING UP AMONG THE STARS MEANS YOU SUCCEEDED, SO I LOVE YOUR PHILOSOPHY.

HOWEVER YOU CAN'T SEND YOUR CHILD OUT INTO A HOSTILE WORLD ALL STARRY EYED AND INNOCENT. YOU MUST MAKE HIM AWARE OF THE DANGERS AND PITFALLS, AND EVIL TEMPTATIONS THAT AWAIT, AND EXPLAIN FULLY HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM, AND HOW TO RESPOND. GIVE HIM A BALANCED VIEW OF LIFE.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE DESTROYING THE BLACK COMMUNITY. ADDICTED CRAZED PEOPLE CANNOT THINK WELL ENOUGH TO DO THE THINGS YOU MENTION. THEY CANNOT MAKE RESPONSIBLE CHOICES.

WATCH THE TV SHOW "INTERVENTION." I HAVE NEVER SAW A BLACK PERSON ON THERE. WATCH HOW MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, ENTIRE FAMILIES, AND A TEAM OF HEALTH WORKERS IS REQUIRED TO TURN ONE PERSON AROUND. GOVT MONEY PAYS FOR ALL THIS. IT LIKELY COST MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS JUST TO SAVE ONE WHITE PERSON AND THE EFFORTS OF HUNDREDS.

THE BLACK PEOPLE YOU ASK TO DO THE THINGS YOU SAY DON'T HAVE A TENTH OF THAT KIND OF HELP. MOST DON'T HAVE ANY HELP. BUT I DO BELIEVE IF THE BLACK CHURCHES WOULD MAKE IT A PRIORITY TO HELP HURTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS IT WOULD MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIVES.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS STRUGGLING TO RAISE MY SON WITH NO FAMILY SUPPORT, SITTING UP THERE EVERY SUNDAY WITH THE COUPLES(DEACONS AND WIVES) IN THE CHURCH WHO ACTED LIKE LITTLE GREATER THAN THOU SNOBS - NEVER DID THEY EXTEND A HAND TO BABYSIT, ASK ME IF WE NEEED ANYTHING, OR OFFER TO MENTOR OR DO ANYTHING WITH A HURTING BOY. I WAS OK FINANCIALLY BUT SPIRITUALLY MY BOY WAS HURTING BAD.

PEOPLE HURTING FINANCIALLY ONLY GOT A TURKEY AT XMAS OR THANKSGIVING, AND THE REST OF THE YEAR THEY JUST SQUABBLED OVER THE MONEY. PREACHERS WERE LIVING WAY TOO LAVISHLY ON POOR PEOPLE.

THE REASON THE BLACK COMMUNITY CANNOT COME TOGETHER THE WAY WE DID BEFORE IS EVIDENT EVEN ON THIS BLOG. READ THE AFRICANS COMMENTS ON HERE.

WE HAVE 3 MILLION AFRICANS AND CARIBBEANS IN OUR COMMUNITIES WHO CAME HERE WITH THEIR PURE HARD DRUGS, VOODOO POISONING, WITH A MISSION TO STEAL FROM THE BLACK MAN/WOMAN, WITH A LOT OF AMERICAN HATRED IN THEIR HEARTS THAT THEY FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY, WITH A PLAN TO VICTIMIZE AND STEAL OUR BIRTHRIGHT, WITH A PLAN TO CON US INTO GREENCARD MARRIAGES, AND A LOT OF PURE JEALOUSY AND HATRED. THEY WHISPER THEIR EVIL ALL OVER THIS INTERNET. THEY TRY HARD TO DESTROY OUR ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY, AND THEY DON'T MIND IMPERSONATING AN AMERICAN TO GET THEIR EVIL POINTS ACROSS.

Anonymous said...

African-Americans and African-Africans do not get alone. The Nigerians and the Ghanaians don't get alone. No one does. However, there is a big difference. The African-Africans do work together. The African-Americans do not.


BLACK AMERICANS STILL SUFFER FROM THE GENERATIONAL CURSE OF SLAVERY. YOU CAN'T GET OVER SOMETHING FORCED ONTO 10 OR 15 GENERATIONS AND STILL PROMOTED IN AMERICA EVEN TODAY, OVER NIGHT.


SOUTHERN BLACKS ARE FAST REVERTING BACK TO JIM CROW UNDER TODAY'S PRESSURE. LIKE YOU SAY, INFORMATION SHARING QUIETLY IS SOMETHING THAT MOST BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, BUT SOUTHERN BLACKS MINDS ARE STILL CHAINED. THEY'RE TOO AFRAID TO EVEN TRY TO STAND AGAINST THE WHITE MAN IN PRIVATE.

I TOLD A BLACK GIRL THAT I BEFRIENDED, WHO WAS CONSTANTLY HAVING HER HOUSE INVADED BY POLICE AND HER SON ARRESTED, THAT SHE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT ALLOWING THE LITTLE OLD 92 YEAR OLD WHITE WOMAN NEXT DOOR IN HER HOUSE, AND SHE TOLD ME, SHE DIDN'T LIKE WHAT I WAS SAYING AND ENDED OUR FRIENDSHIP!!! LOL LOL IT IS NOT REALLY FUNNY, BUT SHE GREW UP AND ALWAYS BEEN IN THE SOUTH, AND SO CHAINED THAT SHE CAN'T EVEN ADMIT TO HERSELF THAT RASCIST PRETENDING TO BE HER FRIEND, MIGHT BE HARMING AND SPYING ON HER.

WE DID A LOT BETTER BEFORE THE AFRICAN FOOLS CAME HERE THOUGH.

THEY WORK TOGETHER ABROAD BECAUSE MANY, IF NOT MOST, ARE MAKING THEIR REAL MONEY ILLEGALLY THROUGH DRUG SMUGGLING, MONEY LAUNDERING, GREENCARD SCAMS, AND ENSLAVING THEIR OWN PEOPLE. THEY ARE NOT ADMIRABLE. THEIR SURVIVAL IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT UPON EACH OTHER. THEY HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER ABROAD OR THEY'LL BE SENT BACK.

AND WE ALL KNOW THEY'D RATHER DIE ABROAD THAN RETURN TO THEIR BLACK RULED COUNTRIES. IN THEIR OWN LANDS THEY ACT WAY WORSE THAN WE EVER WOULD WITH THEIR RWANDA GENOCIDE, TRIBAL WARS, AND NOW THE IDIOT SOUTH AFRICANS MURDERING AND ROBBING FOREIGN AFRICANS.


LEGEND THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING ALL OF THAT VERY ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION ABOUT BUSINESS ABROAD. I HAVE A BOOK PUBLISHED ALREADY, BUT THE WHITE PUBLISHING COMPANY IS RIPPING ME OFF. THEY SELL IT THROUGH 15 VENUES ON THIS INTERNET, AND I RECEIVE SO LITTLE OF THE PROFITS I DON'T HAVE TO REPORT IT TO THE IRS! WHITE RASCISM AT ITS FINEST, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A SITUATION.

DO YOU THINK A BLACK AMERICAN BUSINESSWOMAN CAN GET THE SAME RESPECT AS A BLACK MAN IN BUSINESS?

Malik said...

I agree with Dr. Watkins, we continue to suffer from self-hate that often dictates how we react to one another and how we view our ourselves, our leaders and our so-called heroes. I believe until we stop referring to ourselves as niggas/niggers; an insult that was invented by white people to degrade and insult us, we will never fully overcome the stigma of self-hate that so thoroughly plagues our community. I also believe that that same self-hate carries over and manifests itself into the overt misogyny that is so prevalent in Hip-Hop today, but I digress, let me continue with my original point. I stated in an anonymous post on our "views of Obama and the campaign" that we, as Black people, often are too critical of our leaders or are not critical enough and I stand by that comment. We are either lamenting their lack of effort for our plight or giving more praise than is is due under a variety of circumstances. (I'll site the infamous R. Kelly as a "hero" who deserves a lot more criticism (and jail time) and a lot less love and praise as an example here.) I, even though I consider myself pro-Black, educated and well informed, often catch myself falling into the same traps that Bill Cosby first gained so much notoriety and criticism for and now Obama is in danger of losing his nuts for. I am too often blinded by frustration and anger at the statistics reporting the rate of incarceration among Black males, the high school drop out rate among Black males, the rate of new HIV/AIDs cases among Black males and the number of homicides among Black males between the ages of 18 and 35, just to name a few. I think about those issues and I get angry. I rant and rave, questioning myself and sometimes friends and family about why we can't do better. I know, but sometimes forget that people from other races and cultures have similar issues in their communities, but whether we are led to believe we are the worse of the bunch through constant emphasis by a racist and prejudice society or because we are inundated with the reality of it by living with it everyday, the problems are still real.
Sure, we aren't the only community that has deadbeat dads, and our people seldom fit the profile of a serial killer under investigation, but specific problems within our community still exist and must be addressed . Perhaps Bill Cosby was a little over zealous and a little off the mark with his comments about Black people and our problems 3 years ago and maybe Obama did lean dangerously close to legitimizing America's perceptions of Blacks by commenting on them out of context, but we have a responsibility to address some of the reasons why many of those stereotypes and perceptions are still relevant today. The relevance is apparent because there is some truth to what is being said and perceived. Obviously, we all know that all our young Brothers don't drop out of school, sell drugs and commit murder, but enough of them do in some low income communities to make it a serious problem there. Even today, as a result of the continued presence of prejudice and racism, negative images of a Black man or woman in the media validate those perceptions to non-blacks and obviously to some Blacks as well. We need to find viable solutions to the root causes of the issues plaguing our community and implement them ourselves and stop hoping that a Black Messiah is going to come and do it for us. We also need to stop getting upset everytime someone says Black people need to step up. Regardless of whether Obama was trying to appease white folk or not, he did not misspeak when he indicated that many of us need to do better. If we haven't learned anything over the past 40 years we should have learned that if Black people don't help themselves, no one will. The government reaction to the Katrina disaster was not a fluke, it was all America witnessing what Black Americans have always known. If you in the wrong neighborhood and your life depends on it when you need a ambulance or a cop, you are better off not waiting, because you will end up dead. Obama and the United States government is not going to change Black America; that will only happen when we decide to do it ourselves. We need to stop thinking about what non-blacks think about us and step up. We must work to change the perception of ourselves in our communities, in our relationships and in our culture as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I am about tired of people justifying what the Right Reverend's comments were suppose to mean!!! Whether he meant what he said or if it "was just a saying", I can give two cents less than a sweet happy about the comment because we all have our own opinions and colloquiolisms we use when in private or when speaking with our inner circle of friends and commrades. We have COMPLETELY over analyzed this comment and have allowed for this to DISTRACT us from working toward establishing the goals set forth by the campaign, exercising the rights to bring forth the dreams that OBAMA has created, establishing a foundation for his visions NOW before he gets in office so the work can be in place and getting OBAMA in office for those of us who are supporters.

The bottom line is this....REV. JACKSON SHOULD HAVE NEVER ALLOW FOR THIS TO GET AS BIG AS IT HAS GOTTEN!! HE KNOWS how the media game is played and for him to "forget" about that microphone being on or didn't realize it was on is ludacris!! The point has been made he has been doing this for 40 YEARS.....2 years LONGER than I've been alive and COMPLETELY understands how the media works, ESPECIALLY NOW that we have entered into this mud slinging, tabloid style of report news and commentaries!!!

With Barack being the first African American skinned person to get this far in the political arena, EVERYTHING that is said to, about, for, against, supportive or him WILL BE UNDER THE GREATEST SCRUNITY and since Rev. Jackson has been THROUGH this kind of scrunity being a former presidential candidate, HE SHOULD HAVE NEVER FELT THAT COMFORTABLE WITH HIS OPINIONS!!

And here is the kicker for me.....it's not as if he was at home and the cameras came to HIM, HE WAS AT THE TELEVISION STUDIO MINUTES BEFORE GOING ON AIR when he made his comments!!! That's NOT an accident to me particularly when ONE KNOWS how this game is played!! This was an act of careless irresponsibility!! And for someone who has built an ENTIRE MOVEMENT ON the ramifications of responsibility surely must revisit his mission statements and his creed and begin to practice what he preaches and teaches!!

Let's Thank God he said that to someone who was of color!!! Can you imagine if the other person was of another ethinicity how this would have catapulted into something EVEN BIGGER??????

My name is Demetris Dennis Taylor aka Big MEACH from Atlanta by way of Detroit and I approve this message!!!

Genee said...

Amen Brother Demetrius, Amen!

Anonymous said...

because we are inundated with the reality of it by living with it everyday, the problems are still real.


RASCIST GOVTS PRODUCE RASCIST STATISTICS. I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT. THEY NEVER TELL YOU THE EXACT TRUE NUMBER IN THOSE STATISTICS. WHEN WHITES' ACTUAL NUMBERS ARE TRIPLE OURS, THEY GET CREATIVE IN THEIR REPORTING BY LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS FROM PERCENTAGE POINTS INSTEAD OF ACTUAL CASES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF HIV REPORTING. A LOT OF THE PROPAGANDA THEY PUSH ON YOU ARE THEORIES AND PROJECTIONS. IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT THEY PERSONALLY BELIEVE WILL HAPPEN, AND THEN TALK ABOUT IT LIKE IT IS A FACT. WHEN IT IS ONLY THEIR PERSONAL OPINION.



WHEN THEY FORCE YOU TO LIVE IN YOUR OWN BLACK COMMUNITY, WHICH ARE SOMETIMES POPULATED BY WHITE SPYS THESE DAYS TO GET BLACKS LOCKED UP, YOU HAVE NO CONTACT WITH WHITE FOLKS WHEN THEY REMOVE THAT WORK MASK. SO YOU DONT KNOW THEM AT ALL.

THEIR MARRIAGES ARE CESS POOLS OF INFIDELITY, DISRESPECT, POWER AND CONTROL PLAYS. A LOT OF THE WOMEN SLEPT WITH EVERYONE BUT THEIR HUSBAND. THE MEN RETALIATED BY BRINGING WOMEN INTO THE MARITAL HOME. SEX PARTIES, ANYTHING GOES. ALL FOR THE RIGHT TO HOLD ON TO THE MARITAL MONEY. EVERYTHING TOOK SECOND PLACE TO THE ALMIGHT DOLLAR. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE WORD SELF RESPECT MEANS.


I FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO LIVE AMONG THEM BECAUSE HOMES IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS MAKE ME MONEY, AND I DISCOVERED:

WHITE WOMEN ARE THE POOREST MOTHERS ON THE PLANET. THEY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THEIR CHILDREN AND FEED THEM JUNK FOOD ALL DAY LONG. ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS WAS FEEDING HER CHILDREN POTATO CHIPS AND SYRUPY FRUIT DRINKS ALL DAY AND CALLING IT JUICE.

ANOTHER TOOK HER 1 YEAR OLD TO THE XRATED MOVIE THEATRE AND WAS KICKED OUT.

ANOTHER SHOOK HER CHILD VIOLENTLY, INSTEAD OF SPANKING.

ANOTHER CHAIN SMOKED OVER HER NEWBORN AND I HAD TO INTERVENE TO SAVE THE CHILD'S LIFE. WHITE CHILDREN IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD CALLED ME "MOM" BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS WERE SO NEGLECTFUL AND LYING UP DRINKING WHISKEY AND SMOKING FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN (THEY HAVE HIGH RATES OF ALCOHOLISM).


ANOTHER WHITE NEIGHBORS HUSBAND COMMITTED SUICIDE OR SHE KILLED HIM, BUT SHE MOVED ANOTHER MAN INTO THE HOUSE THE DAY HE DIED AND GOT MAD, AND TRIED TO GET ME LOCKED UP WHEN I WOULDN'T TESTIFY ON HER BEHALF AT THE INQUEST. WHEN SHE GOT THAT INSURANCE MONEY SHE LEFT TOWN WITH THE MAN. IF SHE HAD BEEN A BLACK WOMAN SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN JAIL SERVING A LONG SENTENCE. SHE TOLD ME 2 DIFFERENT STORIES.

ANOTHER OLD WHITE WOMAN KICKED HER HUSBAND OF 30 YEARS OUT THE HOUSE AND MOVED HIS BEST FRIEND IN.

ANOTHER POISONED MY DOG AND CAT.

ANOTHER LEFT HER RASCIST WHITE HUSBAND ALONE WITH 5 CHILDREN, ONE OF THEM IN DIAPERS TO RUN OFF WITH A BLACK MAN.

WHITE CHILDREN ROUTINELY SCREAM, "I'LL KILL YOU" TO THEIR PARENTS EVERY TIME THEY GET MAD. POLICE LAUGH AND SAY HE DOESN'T MEAN IT WHEN I CALLED.

A WHITE PARENT HAS PRACTICALLY THROWN HIS KID IN FRONT OF MY CAR TO GET INSURANCE MONEY. THEY INSURE THEM FROM BIRTH.

THEY TRAINED THEIR KIDS TO TRASH BLACK NEIGHBORS YARD OUT OF JEALOUSY THAT OURS LOOKED BETTER.


I HAVE 2 FRIENDS WHO THOUGHT IT WAS CUTE WHEN THEIR SONS MARRIED WHITE GIRLS RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND LATER ONE OF THEM FOUND OUT THE GIRL SHE THOUGHT WAS SO CUTE WAS CRAZIER THAN A ROAD LIZARD BECAUSE HER FATHER MOLESTED HER ALL HER LIFE AND BEGAN TO LIVE IN CARS WHEN HER SON COULDN'T TAKE IT, AND NOW SHE IS TRYING TO RAISE THE KIDS WITH HER SICK SELF.


ANOTHER CALLED HER BI-RACIAL CHILDREN "LITTLE BASTARDS, MF, N WORD" IN FRONT OF EVERYONE AFTER THE BLACK MAN LEFT HER.


ANOTHER MOVED IN NEXT DOOR WITH HER BI-RACIAL SON AND HAD NO KIND WORDS FOR HER 4 YEAR OLD SON. SCREAMED AT HIM ROUND THE CLOCK. SHOWED NO AFFECTION WHATSOVER BUT HER DOGS COULD DO NO WRONG. THEY GOT ALL THE LOVE. IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING TO HEAR IT I SOLD THAT PLACE.

RIGHT NOW A WOMAN ON THE BACK OF MY CONDO IS RUNNING A MASSAGE/PROSTITUTION BUSINESS AND THE POLICE DO NOTHING. TWO OTHER WOMEN ARE ALCHOLICS IN THIS BLDG.

ALL OF THESE FAMILIES WERE MIDDLE TO UPPER MIDDLE CLASS. THEIR DIRT STAYS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.


THEY DO THEIR DIRT IN SECRET, IN PRIVATE. THEY DON'T BLAST IT AROUND THE WORLD TO HAVE THEIR ENTIRE RACE CONDEMNED, AND THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE BLASTING AND CRITICIZING OUR RACE BECAUSE OF THE ACTIONS OF SOME, NEED TO COME LIVE IN WHITEVILLE,AND YOU NEED TO TAKE A MORE OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THE POOR SINGLE MOTHER WITH FATHERLESS BOYS AND CONDEMNING THEM AND HER. YOU NEED TO SHOW THEM LOVE, COMPASSION, LOTS OF PATIENCE, AND RESPOND TO THEIR NEEDS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

Anonymous said...

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A MSG TO ALL BLACK HATERS:

I WANT TO HEAR THE SAME OUTRAGE EXPRESSED AGAINST BLACK RAPPERS, WHO DONT EVEN SHOW THEIR BUTTS, FROM BLACK LEADERS. SPEAK UP BILL. SPEAK UP OPRAH. SPEAK UP STEVE.



TELL THESE OLD GROWN PEOPLE HOW THEY ARE BREAKING DOWN AMERICAN CULTURE BY NOT BEING ROLE MODELS.


I WANT THE SAME KIND OF PERSECUTION THAT YOU HEAPED ON YOUR OWN YOUNG BLACK MEN WHO ONLY ALLOW UNDERWEAR TO SHOW. I WANT TO HEAR YOU PUSH FOR A LAW TO STOP IT.


OOPS! THERE ALREADY IS A LAW AGAINST INDECENT EXPOSURE BUT YOU WON'T EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE BECAUSE IT WON'T BE ENFORCED.


STOP BEING SUCH A FOOL THAT YOU BEG FOR GENOCIDE OF YOUR OWN PEOPLE, AND BEG THAT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS BE TAKEN AWAY. OUR ANCESTORS DIED FOR US TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THE SAME THINGS THAT WHITES DO WITHOUT PERSECUTION.

WHILE WHITES DO ANY AND EVERYTHING AND GO UNPUNISHED, YOU WONT SAY A WORD BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT JEALOUS OF THEM. THEY DONT MAKE MORE MONEY IN A YEAR THAN YOU MADE IN A LIFETIME. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THESE BOYS. INSTEAD YOU'D RATHER PUSH THEM ON THE STREETS TO SELL THE DRUGS THAT WILL EVENTUALLY DESTROY YOUR SONS. THEY WALK THE STREETS LIKE EVERY ONE ELSE.

Anonymous said...

GENOCIDE IS ALL AROUND THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND OBAMA SAYS, BLACK PEOPLE SHOULD BE PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE.

ALL THE WHILE HE PLEDGES TO END CHILD POVERTY AROUND THE WORLD, LINE ALL WHITE FOLKS POCKETS WITH GOVT MONEY, RELIEVE FOREIGN BLACK COUNTRIES OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT, AND HE OFFERS NO EXTRA POLICE PROTECTION OR HELP FOR YOUNG BLACK MEN.

SIGNS OF GENOCIDE:

HIGH BLACK INFANT MORTALITY RATE

GUNS AND DRUGS IN THE HANDS OF MINORS TO USE TO KILL, STEAL AND DESTROY

CONDOMS DISTRIBUTED FREE TO PREVENT BIRTHS - NOT HIV

HIV TESTING AND TOXIC MEDS PUSHED ON BLACKS TO GIVE HIV - NOT PREVENT IT, SO THEY CAN TEST EXPERIMENTAL MEDS, JUST LIKE IN THE TUSKEGEE STUDY. ONCE THE TESTING IS DONE ALL RACES WILL BE ASKED TO TEST AND GIVEN THE GOOD MEDS USED ON THE GUINEA PIGS.

THE JOINING OF CHURCH AND STATE WHICH CAUSES MISTRUST IN THE BLACK CHURCH. A MAJOR SOURCE OF COMFORT AND PLANNING PREVIOUSLY.

NEW LOCAL RASCIST RADIO STATIONS POPPING UP, PREACHING RESEGREGATION AND HATE.



SINGLE BLACK MOTHERS PERSECUTED, WHEN THEY ARE HEROES FOR ATTEMPTING TO CARRY ON THIS RACE SINGLEHANDEDLY. EVERY SINCE SLAVERY ENDED, AND THE MASSAH STOPPED OWNING BLACK BABIES, HE HAS WORKED HARD TO DESTROY THEM. MOST OF OUR GREATEST PEOPLE CAME FROM GOOD SINGLE MOTHERS.

ABORTIONS BEING FORCED ON BLACK WOMEN AS A CONDITION OF GOVT HELP

BLACK MEN OF CHILD BEARING YEARS LOCKED UP IN THEIR PRIME MATING YEARS

MURDERS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY HAVE QUADRUPLED BECAUSE THE GOVT OFFERS NO ASSISTANCE AND NO JOBS TO THE HAVE NOTS AND HAVE TORE DOWN GOVT PROJECT BLDGS AND PLACED THESE TROUBLED PEOPLE IN THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS COMMUNITY SO THAT THEY COULD KILL EACH OTHER OFF

DRUG ABUSE IS AN ILLNESS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH BUT THE GOVT PROVIDES NO FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS

BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT AT HIGHEST SINCE 1950S

BLACK BOYS ARE SYSTEMATICALLY RAN OUT OF HIGH SCHOOLS BY INDIFFERENT WHITE TEACHERS, ONLY INTERESTED IN THE TEST SCORES THAT GETS THEM PAID


WE ARE LOSING MORE BLACK MEN IN AMERICA THAN THEY ARE LOSING IN THE WAR, BUT YOU WON'T HEAR THOSE STATISTICS BECAUSE THEY WON'T RELEASE THEM UNTIL THE HOLOCAUST IS OVER, AND YOU'LL BE STARING STARRY EYED AT THE TROJAN HORSE OBAMA, AND BLACK FACES ON TV, DELIBERATELY PUT THERE TO DISTRACT YOU.

HITLER DID THE SAME THING TO THE JEWS, WHILE HE SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYED THEM.

Legend said...

My daughter got pregnant in High school. I was not told about it until my birthday, four months, before she gave birth. I asked why did she tell me, so late. She said that she thought that I would get angry. I told her giving birth to children is not a problem. Providing care for them is the problem. Not a problem, but challenging. She had another baby, by a different person. I wasn't told immediately. I asked again. She said the she was scared that I would get angry. I told her not to be foolish. The only thing she needs to do is provide for them. She said her friends would not help when she needed them. I told her that she should have told me. I can send money. That is not problem. She said that her friends said that she was silly for having two kids by two men. I told her that having children is not a sin. having children by different men is not a sin. I told her that the only reason that her so-called friends were talking about her was because she is not financially independent. I told her that financial independence gives her the opportunity to deal or not deal with many issues. I am not against our youth having children. i understand that the conditions should be some what planned and thought out, but that is not life. No one on this planet does that. I am not angry at my daughter. I have two beautiful grandkids. She told me that she considered aborting the first one. I told her that I was glad that she did not. She has a job making $3000 to $4000 a month, the last time we spoke. This was about two months ago. She is with the father of the second baby. He is 26 or 27, she will be 22 this year.

I do not live in the states. I have never lived in the projects. I lived in Venice, California. I joined the military and went over seas.
I read a lot about our problems on here. Let's start giving solutions that we can start doing at our level.

If possible someone should make a sight where we can share solutions that we can achieve at our levels in life, right now.

Anonymous said...

She said her friends would not help when she needed them.

LEGEND THE CHURCHES HAVE TRAINED THE COMMUNITY TO SCORN/JUDGE SINGLE MOTHERS, AND THERE IS NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT THAT. YOU TELL YOUR DAUGHTER THANK YOU FOR ME FOR DOING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOD PUT MAN AND WOMAN ON THIS EARTH TO DO - REPOPULATE IT. I WISH I WAS NEAR TO HER TO BABYSIT SO SHE CAN HAVE A NIGHT ON THE TOWN. HAPPY STRESS FREE MOTHERS, RAISE HAPPY STRESS FREE CHILDREN.


DO YOU KNOW WHAT ROLL PREACHERS PAID IN OUR ENSLAVEMENT? I SUSPECT IT IS HUGE. IN SLAVERY BLACKS WEREN'T ALLOWED TO CONGREGATE AT ALL, EXCEPT DURING THE MASSAH'S VERY CONTROLLED CHURCH TIME. SINCE I HAVE BEEN GOING TO WHITE/MIXED CHURCHES, I HAVE LEARNED THEY USE THE BIBLE COMPLETELY DIFFERENTLY THAN BLACK MINISTERS DO.

YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD A WHITE PREACHER CONDEMN THE BIGGEST EVIL IN AMERICA, AND TELL WHITE MEMBERS THEY WILL GO TO HELL FOR PRACTICING RASCISM. NEVER!

MANY OF THE WHITE PREACHERS DON'T EVEN DISCUSS OR BELIEVE IN HELL.

THE BIBLE IS FULL OF WARS/FIGHTING, BUT BLACK MINISTERS TELL BLACK MEMBERS THEY MUST BE HUMBLE, AND RESIST NOTHING. WHILE WHITE CHRISTIANS WAGE WAR WITH ANY AND EVERYONE ALL THE TIME.

WHY ARE BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE USING THE SAME BIBLE BUT WHITES ARE ALLOWED TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE, WHILE THAT SAME BIBLE KILLS BLACK CHRISTIANS AGGRESSION???

I SAY IT IS BECAUSE THE MASSAH NEEDED IT TO BE INTERPRETED THAT WAY FOR HIS OWN SURVIVAL, AND WE ARE STILL PRACTICING THAT PHILOSOPHY NOW.

JEWS WILL NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO SHOW AGGRESSION OR TALK BAD ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY KNOW THOSE MINDSETS LED TO THEIR HOLOCAUST. THEY QUICKLY CONDEMN AND TRY TO DESTROY ANYONE WHO SPEAKS AGAINST THEM, EVEN IN JEST, AND THAT IS WHAT BLACK AMERICA NEEDS TO DO.

BLACK AMERICA SHOULD ALLOW NO LEADER TO CONDEMN THEM PUBLICLY. REPUTATIONS ARE IMPORTANT. IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE BUT WHO PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE THAT COUNTS.

Anonymous said...

I AM GOING TO SEE IF I CAN GET A WEBSITE GOING TO ALLOW PROBLEM SOLVING FOR BLACK AMERICANS. REAL PEOPLE SHARING REAL EXPERIENCES/INFORMATION/SOLUTIONS.

LEGEND THE PROBLEM IS THAT GOVT SPIES ARE EVERYWHERE. I USED TO DISSEMINATE VERY VALUABLE INFO THROUGH AOL BLACK VOICES, AND OTHER WEBSITES, BUT THEIR RASCIST MODERATORS STARTED DELETING MY COMMENTS, AND FLAGGING THEM FOR REVIEW, AND SUDDENLY MY COMPUTER HAD A VIRUS, AND I HAD TO BUY A NEW MONITOR. MY BOYF WHO STILL WORKS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND IS UP ON THE LATEST PROBLEMS TOLD ME NEVER TO GO TO THE SITE AGAIN BECAUSE THEY HAVE MY I.P. ADDRESS, AND CAN DO DAMAGE AGAIN! IT IS CALLED THE PATRIOT ACT!!!

HOWEVER, I WILL MAKE IT MY DUTY TO GET A SITE GOING. I THINK THIS MSN BLOGGER THAT DR. BOYCE USES IS OK THOUGH. PEOPLE SEEM TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK FREELY.

ON 2ND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR HIM, AS A NATIONAL LEADER, WITH A FOLLOWING, TO HEAR OUR THOUGHTS. WE COULD JUST CHANGE THE COURSE OF THE CONVERSATIONS AND JUST STAY RIGHT HERE. HE DOES LIKE US TO GIVE HIM FEEDBACK IN REGARDS TO THE LATEST RASCIST PROPAGANDA HE IS ASKED TO ADDRESS IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA.

I THINK WE SHOULD STAY RIGHT HERE AND DO THOSE 2 THINGS. WHEN HE SENDS US EMAIL LET'S MAKE SURE TO GIVE HIM FEEDBACK, AND SPEND THE REST OF OUR TIME BRAINSTORMING POSITIVE WAYS AND THINGS WE CAN DO TO WORK WITH THE FEW GOOD STRONG LEADERS WE HAVE TO AFFECT OUR COMMUNITY. YOU AGREE???

ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS ABOUT WEBSITES IS BEING ABLE TO ATTRACT VIEWERS. THERE ARE TRILLIONS OF SITES ALL VYING FOR ATTENTION, SO BUILDING THE SITE IS THE SMALLEST PART OF THE JOB. DR. BOYCE ALREADY HAS A MAILING LIST. LET'S STAY HERE OK?

Anonymous said...

BELOW ARE SOME FANTASTIC THINGS I HAVE PERSONALLY DONE RIGHT FROM MY HOME PHONE TO STRIKE A STRONG BLOW AGAINST RASCIST:


SATURDAY I WAS LISTENING TO A LOCAL BILL OREILLY RASCIST TYPE ON THE RADIO. I NOTICED THAT EVERYTIME HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE HIS VOICE CHANGED AND WAS FULL OF VENOM. I ALSO KNEW THEY WERE TALKING IN REAL TIME WITH NO DELAYS, SO I CALLED THEIR NUMBER AND ASKED,


"WHY DO YOU PROMOTE RASCISM ON THIS PROGRAM. YOU ARE A RASCIST!" OH MY GOD HE WENT OFF!

"I'M NOT A RASCIST. WHAT EVIDENCE DO YOU HAVE!!" HE PRACTICALLY SCREAMED.


"YOU CAN HEAR IT IN YOUR VOICE. I CAN FEEL IT FROM THE WAY YOU SPIT OUT YOUR WORDS." I SAID,



"FEELINGS, FEELINGS THAT'S ALL YOU PEOPLE DO. WHERE ARE YOUR FACTS." HE SPEWED OUT.


AND WHEN I TRIED TO TELL HIM HE WENT INTO SUCH A HUGE RANT THAT THEY HAD TO CUT HIM OFF THE AIR AND GO TO COMMERCIAL ABRUPTLY. LOL LOL LOL

WHEN THE COMMERICAL ENDED I CALLED BACK IN AND THE SECRETARY SAID, "THE NEW RULES ARE, ONE CALLER PER DAY." LOL LOL

THEN I LISTENED WHILE THIS D.J., STILL VERY EMOTIONALLY SHAKEN BY MY CALL STARTED TRYING TO JUSTIFY HIS BEHAVIOR, THEN WENT INTO SOME CRAZY DIATRIBE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE BEING SO SENSITIVE AND PLEADED FOR HIS RASCIST LISTENERS TO CALL IN FOR SUPPORT, AND WHEN THEY DIDN'T HE ALMOST TEARFULLY ENDED THE TIRADE WITH,


"WELL FOLKS I'M GOING TO A COMMERCIAL NOW. I HOPE WHEN WE RETURN I STILL HAVE A JOB." LOL LOL LOL


TWO WEEKS AGO ON A DIFFERENT STATION, I CALLED IN WITH SOME TRUTHS AND UNCLE TOM NEGROES LET ME GET THROUGH. THEY WERE RELIEVING WHITE FOLKS OF ALL THEIR GUILT FOR THE PART THEY PLAY IN OUR STRUGGLE. AND THE NEXT WEEK BOTH THEIR SHOWS WERE CANCELLED.

THE KEY IS TO HAVE YOUR TRUTHS WRITTEN DOWN, OUTLINED, AND WHEN THEY OPEN UP THAT AIRWAVE YOU TELL YOUR TRUTHS AS QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE, BEFORE THEY CAN RECOVER FROM THEIR SHOCK THAT SOMEONE HAS THE AUDACITY TO SPEAK THE TRUTH.

THEY LET THE TRUTH GET ON THE AIRWAVES. THEY WERE NOT GIVEN AIR TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH, BUT TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE INFERIOR BLACK MAN, AND THEY HAD TO GO, WHEN A CALLER GOT THROUGH WHO EXPOSED THEIR LITTLE HATEFUL MSG.

WE CAN ALL MONITOR AND STRIKE A MIGHTY BLOW. WE CAN ALL DO THAT. EVEN YOU. GET TO WORK. REV JACKSON DID A GREAT THING BY EXPOSING OBAMA.

Anonymous said...

BELOW ARE SOME COMMENTS I SENT TO A LOCAL BLACK RADIO DJ:

"While you're spewing out to black people, don't ask for help, eventhough they have no money and no jobs and you enjoy the spoils of our civil rights movement, the govt is giving welfare stimulus checks to everyone in america that cost trillions. They are relieving white homeowners of all debts through "short sales." If you had your way, you and your obama would have them give to everyone except black americans wouldn't you?

We don't need your darn preaching from the radio. We have do-nothing preachers in the pulpit for that.

Just remember when the genocide is over, you'll be hurt as much as we will. When we have no money, you have no audience. We and our welfare checks made you who you are.

At least McCain is decent enough to say he'll allocate some funds for education for blacks.

A hispanic neighbor of mine, who works in law enforcement, in my town told me that an ENTIRE generation of young black people are being systematically destroyed with guns, prisons,abortion, homelessness and HIV passed to them in the prisons, even as we speak."

Anonymous said...

Jesse is TOTALLY CORRECT IN SAYING THAT OBAMA IS OUT OF LINE TALKING TO BLACK AMERICAN PEOPLE AND TELLING THEM TO BEHAVE. HE SOUNDS LIKE AN AMERICAN HATING JEALOUS AFRICAN OR CARIBBEAN WHO ARE MAD AS HELL BECAUSE THEIR ILLEGAL ALIEN LOW LIFE SELF CAN’T RUN DOWN TO THE WELFARE OFFICE AND GET GOVT MONEY.

MOST OF THEM THAT COME HERE ARE LAZY AS A ROAD LIZARD AND HATE IT WHEN THEY DISCOVER THE ONLY WAY TO GET LEGAL MONEY IS BY WORKING FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN, AND THAT BLACK AMERICANS CAN GET GOVT HELP AND THEY CANT, OR THEY’LL BE DEPORTED FOR EVEN ASKING. THAT’S WHEN THEY START THEIR DRUG SMUGGLING, AND SUDDENLY POP UP WITH A MERCEDES! AND A LITTLE MONEY LAUNDERING KNICK KNACK SHOP TO COVER UP THEIR ILLEGAL MONEY.

BARACK WILL NEVER GET MY VOTE. HOW DARE HE TALK ABOUT RELIEVING THE IRRESPONSIBLE CARIBBEAN OF THEIR BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN GOVT DEBT, AND IRRESPONSIBLE AFRICANS OF THEIR DEBTS AS WELL. THEY POP OUT BABIES THEY HAVE NO INTENTIONS OF FEEDING, AND THEN WE’RE SUBJECTED TO THEIR BEGGING ON THE TV. TALKING ABOUT IRRESPONSIBLE SHAMELESS IDIOTS!!!

I THINK HE BETTER TRY TO GET THESE FOOLS VOTING RIGHTS IN AMERICA, BECAUSE GIVING THEM MY HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS IS NOT SOMETHING THIS AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL VOTE FOR. I WANT MY TAX DOLLARS TO GO TO MY AMERICAN BLACK PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CONNED BY THEM INTO TAKING ALL THEIR SMUGGLED DRUGS. SINCE THEY CAME HERE IN LARGE NUMBERS OUR COMMUNITY IS DIVIDED AND ALL THE DRUGS THEY HEAPED ON US ARE CAUSING THE MURDER RATE TO TRIPLE.

I REMEMBER THE DAY WHEN OUR BLACK ENTERTAINERS WERE LIKE GODS TO US. WE NEVER SAID ONE BAD THING ABOUT SMOKEY, GLADYS, ETC. WE WERE SO PROUD OF THEM. EVERY SINCE THESE FOREIGN BLACKS CAME HERE WITH THEIR AMERICAN HATRED IN THEIR HEARTS, THEY CLOG THIS INTERNET WITH ALL KINDS OF HATEFUL COMMENTS ABOUT OUR BLACK ENTERTAINERS. THEY HAVE SATURATED OUR COMMUNITY WITH HIV AND OTHER DISEASES, TAKEN JOBS, ABANDONED THEIR CHILDREN,AND HATED ON US FOR NO REASON AT ALL.

AL SHARPTON DONE ALREADY TOLD YOU, “ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT OUR FRIENDS, AND ARE NOT OUR PEOPLE.” THE TRUTH HURTS BUT DEAL WITH IT. OBAMA DIDN’T GROW UP ON AMERICAN SOIL, HE IS MORE ONE OF THEM, THAN US, AND HE IS “NOT BLACK AMERICAN ENOUGH” AND HE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED. ANYTIME THE KLAN IS PUSHING FOR A BLACK CANDIDATE THEY KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY RIGHT WITH HIM. RIGHT FOR THEM. BILL O’REILLY JUST LOVES HIM.

Anonymous said...

Brother Watkins I thank you for being a hero today. You and Jesse. Someone has to be strong enough to make a stand against these horrible evils. I didn't even know that prisoners aren't allowed to do certain work when they get out. WE MUST GET THESE INSANE UNJUST LAWS OVER TURNED!!! Let me know what I can do. Not sure marching works any more.

Even old people who do the right thing aren't safe any more from this push to lock up everyone to get free slave labor.

Anonymous said...

In my state black people are set up for poverty and incarceration by:
child support laws that show no consideration for blacks who can't find jobs.

only 2 years of welfare are allowed whether you are mentally ill or not.

the housing authority is kicking out all black residents who live near downtown.

black children in inner city need permits to play in city parks

predatory criminal justice system, hungry for prison slaves

rascist are staying in the black community to spy and watch and report any and everyone for every little thing. but we're not allowed to live in certain parts of city.

guns and drugs are all over the black community and a whole generation is being lost

the medical community is giving black people HIV instead of testing them

condoms are free to prevent black babies, not hiv

Anonymous said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22023841/
Despite AIDS vaccine failure, quest must go on
Battle to stop the disease requires time, persistence and boldness
COMMENTARYBy Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
MSNBCupdated 8:04 a.m. ET, Fri., Nov. 30, 2007
The clinical trial involved 3,000 subjects in different cities around the world. But as the data trickled in, it became clear that not only was the vaccine failing to provide protection, it may have made people more likely to contract HIV.

The vaccine used a virus to transport three synthetic HIV genes meant to create an immune response. Instead, that virus may have allowed the HIV virus to hitch a ride and cause AIDS in some otherwise health people. As these grim results were reported, the sound of high hopes crashing to the floor echoed all around the lecture hall where I was sitting.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21786477
AIDS vaccine volunteers may be at risk
Merck to let participants in failed study know who got active shots
updated 12:16 p.m. ET, Wed., Nov. 14, 2007
WASHINGTON - Thousands of people who volunteered to test an experimental AIDS vaccine that may have actually raised the risk of infection will be told if they got the actual shot, researchers said on Tuesday.

Merck & Co. Inc. and academic researchers said they would "unblind" the study, meaning everyone would find out who got the active shot and who got a dummy injection.Two international trials of the experimental vaccine were stopped in September after it became clear the vaccine did not prevent infection with the AIDS virus.he trials were conducted in the United States, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Australia and South Africa.Earlier this month, researchers said they saw some worrying indications that the vaccine somehow raised the risk of infection, although they stressed the vaccine could not itself cause HIV infection.They had already begun counseling volunteers that they could be at higher risk of HIV, a fatal and incurable virus that causes AIDS."All study volunteers will be encouraged to continue to return to their study sites on a regular basis for ongoing risk reduction counseling and study-related tests," the researchers said in a statement."Study investigators are being advised this week to provide this information to the volunteers; volunteers will receive additional information about the unblinding process directly from study sites."To test vaccines and new drugs, researchers always aim for what are called placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials. These mean that neither the researchers nor the volunteers know who gets a placebo and who gets an active ingredient, so that there is no bias in determining how well the treatment works.
Race: In the United States, the breakdown of HIV infections by race is as follows:
Whites - 40% of all cases
African Americans - 40%
Hispanics - 19%
Sex: Most HIV infections still occur in men via homosexual contact; however, the frequency of infection in women is increasing, especially in developing countries. In the United States, fewer than 19% of all HIV cases are in women, whereas worldwide an estimated 50% of all HIV patients are women.
TONY LET'S JUST FORGET ABOUT THAT 12% OF THE POPULATON THAT WHITE RASCIST LIKE TO FOCUS ON WHEN DISCUSSING BLACK AMERICANS. LET'S CONCENTRATE ON REAL NUMBERS AND THEY ARE:
AMERICAN POPULATION BY RACE
1. White 4,821,823 x 40% INFECTION RATE MEANS THAT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 160 MILLION WHITES INFECTED WITH HIV.
YOU READ THAT FIRST NUMBER AS 4 BILLION, 821 MILLION, 823 THOUSAND
2. Black or African American 190,267 x 40% INFECTION RATE MEANS THAT ONLY APPROXIMATELY 760,000 BLACK AMERICANS HAVE AIDS.
YOU READ THAT FIRST NUMBER AS 190 MILLION, 267 THOUSAND
AN EXTREME RASCIST GOVT WHICH DISCRIMINATES IN EMPLOYMENT, INCARCERATION, HOUSING, LOANS, JOBS AND EVERY FACET OF SOCIETY, WILL NOT NEGLECT WHITE FOLKS WITH HIV AND GIVE BLACKS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE MEDS TO KEEP THEIR UNPRODUCTIVE BLACK SELVES ALIVE FOR 30 OR 40 YEARS WHILE WHITES RUN AROUND AND SPREAD IT AND DIE. THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS TREAT A DISEASE. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS A DISEASE AND THE MEDS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED, SO STOP TRYING TO COMPARE MEDICINE THAT HAS WENT THROUGH MANY CLINICAL TRIALS, WITH AN HIV MED THAT IS ALL TRIAL AND ERROR, AND VERY DEADLY, AND THEY HAVE ADMITTED IT TO KEEP YOU FROM SUING THEM, WHEN YOU FINALLY WAKE UP, THAT THE MEDS ARE GIVING PEOPLE HIV.
3. American Indian & Alaska Native 93,301
4. Asian 322,335
5. Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 23,953
6. Some other race 228,923
7. Mixed Race 213,519
Experimental anti-HIV gel increased infection rates
14:02 01 February 2007
NewScientist.com news service
New Scientist and Reuters
HIV and AIDS special report, New Scientist
Polydex Pharmaceuticals
Trials of a new type of gel designed to help women protect themselves from HIV were halted on Wednesday after women using it became infected by the virus at a higher rate than women not using it, researchers said.The trials involved 1333 women in South Africa, Benin, Uganda and India.
The microbicide gel apparently made the women more vulnerable to the virus, not less vulnerable as intended, said its makers Polydex Pharmaceuticals, based in Toronto, Canada. The microbicide, developed under the brand name Ushercell, is a cotton-based compound that had been tested in more than 500 women without any indication it raised the risk of HIV infection. A second group testing the same compound has also stopped its trials in 1700 women in Nigeria, out of concern for the women, although there was no suggestion the women in this trial were becoming infected at a higher-than-expected rate. Women in both trials who become infected with HIV will be given drugs to control it, the researchers say.
"While the findings are unexpected and disappointing, we will learn scientifically important information from this trial that will inform future HIV prevention research," said Lut Van Damme, who was leading the trial of the Polydex product.Double-sided sword?It is the second spectacular failure of a microbicide gel or a cream designed for women to use vaginally to prevent infection with HIV. Microbicides were hailed as an important new weapon in HIV prevention (see Protect and survive).Trials of the spermicide nonoxynol-9 were stopped after it was found to raise the risk of HIV infection, although it is still unclear why the product did not work.Three other products are also in advanced trials, including products based on a seaweed derivative called carrageenan (see Seaweed compound blocks cervical cancer virus)Shares in Polydex Pharmaceuticals plunged on the news of the trials' failure, wiping 55% off the share price by the close of trading on Wednesday.
AIDS vaccine may raise infection risk
Shot may increase odds of contracting HIV, researchers fear
More teamwork crucial after HIV vaccine flop U.S. takes HIV tests to high-risk people
updated 2:46 p.m. ET, Thurs., Oct. 25, 2007
WASHINGTON - More than 3,000 people who volunteered to receive an experimental AIDS vaccine are being told the shot may raise the risk of infection.
Researchers stress that they do not yet have enough information to say whether those who got the shot are more susceptible to infection with HIV. But they said initial information from the trial, which was stopped suddenly last month, is worrisome. "At present, there is a tremendous amount of data being analyzed from the ... trial to see if there is, in fact, any greater risk of infection in those volunteers who received the vaccine," said Dr. Mark Feinberg, vice president of medical affairs and public health for Merck & Co.
Two studies were stopped in September after the independent board monitoring one of the trials noticed some troubling data. "Specifically, 24 cases of HIV infection were seen among the 741 volunteers who received at least one dose of the investigational vaccine, while 21 cases of HIV infection were seen in the 762 participants who received at least one dose of the placebo," said a statement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which co-sponsored the trial with Merck. This trial, which began in 2004, had enrolled volunteers in the United States, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Australia. The second trial began in South Africa earlier this year and had enrolled 800 volunteers.
HEALTH2007: Another Year of AIDS
Though a potential vaccine failed in trials this year, there are other promising options for lowering HIV transmission rates.Merck recently announced not only that its potential vaccine failed to prevent HIV but also that the number of infections among trial volunteers who got the vaccine was higher than among those who got a placebo. How much of a setback is that? We'd pinned great hopes on Merck's vaccine. We're all disheartened.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was about to launch a separate vaccine trial, which has reportedly been postponed indefinitely. Are there other promising candidates? The really bitter pill with Merck was not just that it was another vaccine failure but that this was one that people really thought would be successful. It was clear to people in the field that Merck was way ahead of the rest in terms of vaccine development. [But] people like me decided quite a while ago that, while the world needed to look hard for a vaccine, we had to move forward with the possibility that there would never be a vaccine. TONY the only difference between HIV testing today and the Tuskegee Study is:- Negroes are willingly signing and giving their consent to be jailed for a felony, agree that they will not have sex without a condom, and give up their right to have children. A person cannot have a child with a condom on.- They're informed of their diagnosis eventhough they MAY OR MAY NOT get treatment. I would bet that MOST don't get treatment. The U.S. is strapped for money and can't even pay for treatment of the current AIDS patients. MOST with the HIV virus are NOT even sick, may never get sick, and it is known that it usually takes 10 years or more for AIDS to occur.- HIV meds are toxic and likely to kill the person before he even gets AIDS. That is why the disease is being wrongly tooted as a BLACK disease. Just like Tuskegee, Blacks are being used to trial drugs like lab monkeys.It is a fact that prostitutes, intravenous drug users, gays, puerto ricans/haitians, and illegal immigrants are STILL the primary people who have the highest number of HIV infections, just like they were when the disease first came out and yet extremely ignorant black leaders are reveling in the notion that it is a black disease and gladly embrace the stigma that the gay population pitched holy hell to get rid of. - If HIV meds are stopped because of funds, death occurs a LOT faster.- They keep saying that black women have the fastest growing rates of infection but how can they, when every time you look around ALL YOU SEE is black men/white women??? I guess black women are sleeping with gay white men, and white women have some special immunity to HIV because they're not being tested!- A young person diagnosed with HIV in their prime sexual years are being set up for the prison system, GIVE UP THEIR RIGHT TO HAVE CHILDREN AND AREN'T EVEN TOLD THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING WHEN THEY SIGN THAT FORM, are doomed to lives of loneliness and despair, likely won't be able to get a job that pays them enough to buy food are strapped with coming up with money for condoms, AND THE SO CALLED EDUCATED ELITE ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE ON A LIFE THAT IS NOT EVEN WORTH LIVING. THEY'RE BEING SET UP FOR SUICIDE AND THE PRISON SYSTEM.These young people are going to be RIGHTFULLY bitter and feel cheated. When they get that positive diagnosis, they're not going to care about who they give it to, afterall someone gave it to them. THAT IS THE HARSH REALITY. All of this testing does the Black community NO GOOD. If it truly were a good thing they wouldn't reserve it for black people while whites languish and die with the disease.
Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male[1] also known as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Pelkola Syphilis Study, Public Health Service Syphilis Study or the Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study, conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama, in which 399 (plus 201 control group without syphilis) poor — and mostly illiterate — African American sharecroppers were denied treatment for Syphilis.This study became notorious because it was conducted without due care to its subjects, and led to major changes in how patients are protected in clinical studies. Individuals enrolled in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study did not give informed consent and were not informed of their diagnosis; instead they were told they had "bad blood" and could receive free medical treatment, rides to the clinic, meals and burial insurance in case of death in return for participating.[2]In 1932, when the study started, standard treatments for syphilis were toxic(POISONOUS), dangerous, and of questionable effectiveness. Part of the original goal of the study was to determine if patients were better off not being treated with these toxic (POISONOUS JUST LIKE HIV MEDS)remedies.By 1947, penicillin had become the standard treatment for syphilis. Prior to this discovery, syphilis frequently led to a chronic, painful and fatal multisystem disease. Rather than treat all syphilitic subjects with penicillin and close the study, or split off a control group for testing penicillin; the Tuskegee scientists withheld penicillin and information about penicillin, purely to continue to study how the disease spreads and kills. Participants were also prevented from accessing syphilis treatment programs that were available to other people in the area. The study continued until 1972, when a leak to the press resulted in its termination.The government doctors who participated in the study failed to obtain informed consent from the subjects in a study of disease with a known risk to human life. Instead, the PHS offered the men incentives to participate: free physical examinations, free rides to and from the clinics, hot meals on examination days, free treatment for minor ailments, and a guarantee that a burial stipend would be paid to their survivors. This modest stipend of $50.00 (NOW YOU SAY THEY GIVE THEM SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FOR THEIR ENDLESS SUFFERING)represented the only form of burial insurance that many of the men had. By failing to obtain informed consent and offering incentives for participation, the PHS doctors were performing unethical and immoral experiments on human subjects. From the moment the experiment begun, the immorality of the experiment was blatantly apparent.
By RYAN LEE - Apr. 13, 2007Federal funding for Georgia’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program — which provides expensive, lifesaving medications to residents who cannot afford them — was cut by more than $1 million when the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding last week.
http://www.thebody.com/content/confs/art26419.html
In the United States, new AIDS patients are relatively more likely to be men who have sex with men (MSM); in Florida, they are relatively more likely to be female, heterosexual and black -- ESPECIALLY AMONG IMMIGRANTS FROM HAITI, AND ELSEWHERE IN THE CARIBBEAN. In 2002, MSM comprised 46 percent of new US AIDS cases, but only 40 percent in Florida. New cases stemming from heterosexual sex were 11 percent in the United States for 2002, but 20 percent in Florida. Florida cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are now topping San Francisco in new per capita AIDS cases, according to CDC. One reason is that well-educated gay men in San Francisco responded well to treatment and prevention programs. But in New York and Florida, and to a lesser extent across the United States, HIV has increasingly spread to black and immigrant communities, where the issues of poverty, cultural differences and language have hindered the fight against AIDS. In the past decade, Caribbean island nations, with a population of 35 million, have sent more than one million legal and illegal immigrants to the United States - one-sixth of the region's population increase over the decade.
http://www.thebody.com/content/legal/art1869.html
African Immigrants Affected by HIVBy Erica Didier
"I think people need to understand that there is a large group of Africans [living here] who are positive," said Fick. The largest African group represented among her clients is Ethiopians. She also has Somalian and Sudanese clients, as well as small numbers of people from many other East and West African countries. Currently, Africa-born Africans are not separated from African Americans for AIDS case reporting in Washington State. Fick sees this as a barrier to reaching these communities. "I think it misses a whole separate population that needs a very specific approach. One that is culturally sensitive to the extreme diversity amongst the African groups. There are so many different cultures, religions, and languages."
"A lot of the people are not here on a legal basis. Often times, as part of their immigration process they find out they're positive and they're very scared. They don't know what will happen to them. If they do get kicked out of the country now, they are really in big trouble, because they have HIV and they'll die" [because treatment is not available in their home country
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are now close to one million African immigrants in the United States. The Census Bureau says more than 50 percent of them entered and settled in the country between 1990 and 2000.
Sex and Meth
Meth heightens the libido and impairs judgment, which can lead to risky sexual behavior.
Many users take the drug intravenously, increasing their chances of contracting diseases such as Hepatitis B or C and HIV/AIDS. one of the most dangerous effects of meth on the body is the increase in sex drive and the lowering of sexual inhibitions among some users, which puts them at risk for sexually transmitted diseases. Although meth is not necessarily an aphrodisiac, it does trigger the release of powerful brain chemicals that may increase sex drive, such as dopamine, which gives the user a sense of well-being and desirability, and adrenaline, which provides the user with a boost in confidence and stamina. Meanwhile, these chemicals impair the judgment centers of the brain. "You do things when you're on meth that you would never do sober," explains Peter Staley, a former meth user. "You drop your guard. Condoms? Forget about it." Unprotected sex is particularly dangerous for meth users, many of whom inject the drug and may share needles, which can spread deadly diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. Also, because the drug increases energy and stamina, users may have more aggressive sex for longer periods of time, increasing the chances of injury and the danger of spreading infection. In New York's gay community, where meth has been popular since the late 1990s, it has contributed to an increase in infections of HIV/AIDS, which, until recently had been declining. "In New York, we're seeing about 1,000 gay men every year become infected, and that's just unacceptable," says Staley, now an anti-meth activist in the gay community. "It's very sad. It's tragic, and it's almost entirely because of crystal meth."
Abstract A total of 88 swingers in the U.S. responded to a questionnaire dealing with AIDS. Respondents were asked to indicate their level of fear of getting the HIV virus, how often they swing, how long they have swung, their reasons for (or not for) fearing AIDS, and if their sexual habits have changed because of the AIDS epidemic. The main prediction was that they would deny their risk of getting AIDS. This would be manifested in negative correlations between their fear level and both the time and frequency of swinging. Results were mixed. A majority had some fear of getting AIDS; knowing someone who had died from AIDS led to more fear; and a majority said they had changed their sexual habits, but less than 7% had actually quit swinging
http://www.redcross.org/services/biomed/0,1082,0_557_,00.html
BLOOD DONATION ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES - AMERICAN RED CROSS(notice THAT BLACK AMERICANS ARE NOT ON LIST)
You may not donate if you received a blood transfusion since 1980 in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Falkland Islands). This requirement is related to concerns about variant CJD, or 'mad cow' disease. Learn more about variant CJD and blood donation. You may not donate if you received a blood transfusion in certain countries in Africa since 1977. This requirement is related to concerns about rare strains of HIV that are not consistently detected by all current test methods. Learn more about HIV Group O, and the specific African countries where it is found.
You are not eligible to donate if:
From January 1, 1980, through December 31, 1996, you spent (visited or lived) a cumulative time of 3 months or more, in the United Kingdom (UK), or
From January 1, 1980, to present, you had a blood transfusion in any country(ies) in the (UK). The UK includes any of the countries listed below.
Channel Islands
England
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Isle of Man
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
You were a member of the of the U.S. military, a civilian military employee, or a dependent of a member of the U.S. military who spent a total time of 6 months on or associated with a military base in any of the following areas during the specified time frames
From 1980 through 1990 - Belgium, the Netherlands (Holland), or Germany
From 1980 through 1996 - Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Italy or Greece.
You spent (visited or lived) a cumulative time of 5 years or more from January 1, 1980, to present, in any combination of country(ies) in Europe, including
in the UK from 1980 through 1996 as listed in above
on or associated with military bases as described above, and
in other countries in Europe as listed below:
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia/Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland (Republic of)
Italy
Kosovo (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Montenegro (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
Netherlands (Holland)
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia)
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Yugoslavia (Federal Republic includes Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia)

http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,013.htm
Whenever AIDS was discussed in the public sphere, it was the gay community that repeatedly came under fire for endangering the entire nation:If homosexuals are not stopped, they will in time infect the entire nation, and America will be destroyed. — Rev. Greg Dixon, Moral Majority spokesman.34
Everyone detected with AIDS should be tattooed in the upper forearm, to protect common-needle users, and on the buttocks, to prevent the victimization of other homosexuals. — William F. Buckley, I think we should do what the Bible says and cut their throats. — Rev. Walter Alexander, First Baptist Church, Reno36
Rep. William Dannemeyer (R-Ca) was one of the most strident anti-gay voices in Congress. He hired Paul Cameron as his AIDS adviser, who was an early advocate of quarantining AIDS patients.37 Rep. Dannemeyer repeatedly demanded that Surgeon General C. Everett Koop begin mandatory testing of all gay men for AIDS and their names entered into a national database. Dr. Koop refused, believing that it would drive the disease underground and keep people from seeking treatment. At one point, Rep. Dannemeyer telephoned the Surgeon General and demanded to know why he refused to begin mandatory testing and reporting. Dr. Koop recounted that phone call, in which he told Rep. Dannemeyer:
“I told you, that’s not within the power of the Surgeon General, but for reasons I’ve also explained over and over, I wouldn’t do it if I could. But suppose just for the sake of argument, I could and did. Suppose I called you next week and said I now knew who every seropositive [HIV-positive] person was in the whole United States. What would you do?”After a long pause, Dannemeyer, as I recall, replied, “Wipe them off the face of the earth!”38Guilt and Innocence
While Stigma linked homosexuality to AIDS in the minds of most Americans, it soon became obvious that it wasn’t just gay men getting sick, and this led some to try to distinguish between the “guilty” and the “innocent.” Senator David Pryor (D-AK) noted that people with AIDS “are not necessarily homosexuals and once again they are not from San Francisco or just New York. They are children whose only sin is to be born.”39 Yet no matter how the lines were drawn, gays were always guilty, and everyone else was innocent. One observer noted:According to the term’s users — the media, public health officials, politicians — the “general population” is virtuously going about its business, which is not pleasure-seeking (as drugs and gay life are uniformly imagined to be), so AIDS hits its members as an assault from diseased hedonists upon hard-working innocents.40Stigma allowed the lines between the “guilty” and “innocent” to blur in some very illogical ways. Conservative columnist Patrick Buchanan accorded intravenous drug abusers and “unsuspecting” prostitutes the status of innocent victims:There is one, only one, cause of the AIDS crisis — the willful refusal of homosexuals to cease indulging in the immoral, unnatural, unsanitary, unhealthy, and suicidal practice of anal intercourse, which is the primary means by which the AIDS virus is being spread throughout the “gay” community, and, thence, into the needles of IV drug abusers, the transfusions of hemophiliacs, and the bloodstreams of unsuspecting health workers, prostitutes, lovers, wives and children.41

MAKE NO MISTAKE TONY, MANY PEOPLE STILL HAVE THESE SAME MINDSETS, AND THAT'S WHEN THE STIGMA WAS TAKEN OFF OF GAY WHITE MALES, AND PASSED ON TO BLACK MEN, THEN BLACK WOMEN AS AN EXCUSE TO WIPE US OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. AFTER ALL IF WE'RE THE ONES ENCOURAGED TO TEST, DOESN'T IT STAND TO REASON THAT OUR NUMBERS WILL BE HIGHER THAN EVERYONE ELSE'S. PUERTO RICANS NUMBERS ARE HIGHER THAN MOST BLACK/BROWN FOLKS BUT THEY'RE NOT ADVERTISING.YOU KNOW THAT ONCE YOU START THE MEDS AND THE GOVT DECIDES IT HAS RUN OUT OF MONEY AND WON'T PAY FOR IT, YOU DIE IMMEDIATELY FROM WITHDRAWAL.

Anonymous said...

The same degree of accountability that Senator Obama is requesting from black males should also be expected from the most powerful black male in America. I would love to hear any thoughts on how we can present our agenda without the same old "crabs in a barrel" stuff people seem to think. Believe me, I've never been a crab, and I don't want to be in Barack's political barrel. I enjoy keeping my life and objectives simple and perhaps a bit too idealistic for my politicized colleagues.


DR. BOYCE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SOLICITING MY HUMBLE OPINION. IF ALL OF OUR LEADERS, OUR BLACK ELITE, WOULD SOLICIT INFORMATION OUTSIDE THEIR SOCIAL CIRCLES, AS YOU DO, THIS BLACK COMMUNITY MIGHT REALLY HAVE A CHANCE. I WOULD SAY SOMETHING ALONG THESE LINES IN MY PRESENTATION TO BARACK.

HONORABLE SENATOR OBAMA, I KNOW THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT YOUR ACHIEVEMENT TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE DEMOCRACTIC PARTY IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ALL OF BLACK AMERICA. OLDER BLACK AMERICANS SEE YOUR CANDIDACY AS A MIRACLE THEY DARED NOT DREAM. THE YOUTH SEE IN YOU, HOPE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW. WE ARE ALL JUBILANT AND JOYFUL. OUR ANCESTORS WHO WERE SLAIN, CHAINED, HORSE WHIPPED, AND DIED JUST FOR DARING TO BELIEVE THEY COULD GET AN EDUCATION OR BE A DOCTOR OR LAWYER REJOICE IN THE HEAVENS AND EARTH AT YOUR RISE. IF ONLY THEY WERE ALIVE TO SEE THIS DAY.

BUT SENATOR OBAMA AT THE SAME TIME YOU SHINE AS A SYMBOL OF ALL THAT IS GREAT AND GOOD, MILLIONS OF OUR BLACK YOUTH ARE LANGUISHING IN SLAVERY. THE SLAVERY CALLED THE PRISON SYSTEM THAT IS SUPPORTED AND CELEBRATED ON WALL STREET FOR WORKING OUR YOUTH INTO AN EARLY GRAVE FOR $4/DAY. AND THE NIGHTMARE DOESN'T END THERE. DOESN'T END AFTER THEY HAVE PAID THEIR DEBT TO SOCIETY, BUT FOLLOWS THEM LIFE LONG WITH HARSH RESTRICTIONS IN THEIR PURSUIT OF WORK, AND STRIPS THEM OF EVERYTHING A HUMAN NEEDS TO TURN HIS LIFE AROUND. IT SETS HIM UP FOR A LIFETIME OF SLAVERY. WE MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT AN ENTIRE GENERATION OF YOUNG BLACK MEN PAYING FOR MISTAKES OF THEIR YOUTH WITH LIFE LONG SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION. WE CANNOT TRADE OFF THE RISE OF ONE OF OUR GREAT BROTHERS FOR THE LIVES OF A MILLION. THE GREATEST GOOD FOR OUR PEOPLE IS NOT ACHIEVED IN THIS WAY. I HUMBLY ASK AT THIS TIME, THAT YOU SUBMIT TO OUR PEOPLE, TO THE BLACK MOTHER'S WHOSE EYES ARE FULL OF TEARS, A PLAN OF ACTION TO OVER TURN THESE UNJUST LAWS, AND TO MAKE STATES ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE GENOCIDE ON THIS GENERATION OF BLACK MALES.

WE BELIEVE THAT CHURCH AND STATE SHOULD REMAIN SEPARATE. THE CHURCH SHOULD NOT BE ANSWERING TO GOVT, BUT TO GOD. OUR PEOPLE NEED TO BE ENCOURAGED TO LIMIT THEIR SEX PARTNERS, BE MONOGAMOUS, AND TO MARRY, NOT TO WHORE AROUND AND TEST. WILL YOU SUPPORT US IN THESE EFFORTS TO BREAK THE TIES BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE THAT ARE CAUSING INTELLIGENT BLACK PEOPLE TO TURN AWAY FROM THE GOVT CONTROLLED CHURCH.


CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO SUPPORT FULL DISCLOSURE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIV TESTING? MEANING THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO CONSIDERS THE TEST BE TOLD - WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT AFTER BEING TESTED POSITIVE. MOST DON'T RECEIVE MEDS. MOST DON'T KNOW THAT THEY ARE AGREEING TO BE HUMAN GUINEA PIGS FOR TOXIC MEDS. MOST YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT IF THEY HAVE CHILDREN AFTER TESTING POSITIVE THEY COULD BE ACCUSED OF SPREADING THE DISEASE AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY.

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO PROMOTE THAT ALL U.S. CITIZENS BE TESTED FOR HIV SO THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT TREATED LIKE A PARIAH AND STIGMATIZED AS GAYS WERE WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT? ONE OF THE PRIMARY CONCERNS OF EMPLOYERS IS HEALTH INSURANCE. PEOPLE KNOWN TO HAVE CHRONIC DISEASES CAN'T GET JOBS OR HOUSING. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WHITE GAY MALES ARE STILL THE PRIMARY CARRIERS OF THE DISEASE BUT IT IS NEVER MENTIONED THESE DAYS BECAUSE THEY FOUGHT HARD AGAINST BEING STIGMATIZED.

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO REINSTATE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION LAWS FOR THE CHILDREN OF SLAVES, WHICH HAS LIFTED MOST ALL OF OUR GREAT BLACK AND WOMEN LEADERS OF TODAY, OUT OF POVERTY?

WE MUST HAVE SERIOUS PROSECUTION OF ORGANIZED HATE CRIMES, LIKE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION, AND JOB DISCRIMINATION. MOST OF OUR PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD TO HAVE SOMETHING ARE STILL RESTRICTED ON WHERE WE CAN LIVE. EVEN WITH HUD SUPPOSEDLY FIGHTING HOUSING DISCRIMINATION THE COUNTRY IS STILL LARGELY SEGREGATED. WHITES LIVE IN TRADITIONAL BLACK AREAS, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE ENCLAVES THEY CONSIDER THEIR OWN. WHEN BLACKS MOVE IN THEY ARE ATTACKED VICIOUSLY BY THE COMMUNITY WITH HARRASSMENT, THREATS, FINES, AND ALL MANNERS OF EVIL. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO STOP THIS ORGANIZED CRIME. WE FEEL THEY SHOULD BE VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTED, FINED AND JAILED JUST LIKE OTHER ORGANIZED CRIMINALS. THEY SEVERALY HANDICAP BLACK AMERICA'S EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE AMERICAN DREAM, AND LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS TO GAIN WEALTH IN THIS COUNTRY - HOME OWNERSHIP.

BLACK BOYS WHO ATTEND PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SCHOOLS ARE BEING FORCED OUT. YES, FORCED OUT, BY TEACHERS WHO ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE TEST SCORES THAT GETS THEM PAID, THAN THEY ARE ABOUT STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. THE HARSH REALITY IS THAT MANY BLACK STUDENTS ARE BEING HARRASSED BY THE TEACHERS' PAID TO TEACH THEM. NO CHILD WILL CONTINUE TO GO TO A PLACE HE FEELS UNWELCOME, AND WHERE THE PERSON IN CHARGE HUMILIATES HIM IN FRONT OF HIS PEERS.

CHILD MOLESTERS IN SCHOOLS SHOULD RECEIVE THE HARSHEST PUNISHMENT OF ALL, AND YET FEMALES ARE ALLOWED TO GO MOSTLY UNPUNISHED. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO PROTECT ALL SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM THESE PREDATORS?

FLORIDA'S GOV CRIST IS WORKING TO REINSTATE THE RIGHTS OF FELONS WHO COMMITTED NO VIOLENT CRIMES. CAN WE COUNT ON YOU TO DO THE SAME THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY SO THAT THESE MEN, MANY IN THEIR 40S AND 50S WHO HAVE NEVER EVEN VOTED, BECAUSE OF CRIMES COMMITTED IN THEIR YOUTH CAN LIVE FULL LIVES.

WHAT WILL YOU DO TO INSURE THAT BLACK CONTRACTORS RECEIVE A FAIR SHARE OF GOVT CONTRACTS?

MANY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY NEED SERIOUS INTERVENTIONS FOR DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE. WILL YOU SEE TO IT THAT HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO SEEK IT?

WILL YOU SEE TO IT THAT BLACK AMERICANS ARE ABLE TO SEEK JOBS AT EVERY LEVEL. EVERYONE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS NOT A SCHOLAR. WE NEED FOR EVEN OUR HANDICAPPED PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN JOBS AT SOME LEVEL. WHAT WILL YOU DO TO INSURE THAT MORE CONSTRUCTION, JANITORIAL, LAWN SERVICE, MAID WORK, WAITRESS, AND THAT OUR PEOPLE AT THE BOTTOM CAN ALSO SURVIVE.

WILL YOU PROSECUTE JOB DISCRIMINATION MORE VIGOROUSLY? I WITNESSED OUR HIGHEST PERFORMERS IN MY COMPANY BE SUBJECTED TO GANG DISCRIMINATION BY RASCIST OUT OF JEALOUSY THAT THE HIGHEST PERFORMERS WERE BLACK PEOPLE. SOUTHERN BLACKS KNOW THAT IF THEY OUT PERFORM, AND MAKE MORE MONEY THAN WHITES, THEY WILL BE FIRED. WE NEED STRONGER PENALITIES FOR THIS ORGANIZED CRIME, CALLED JOB DISCRIMINATION. IT SHOULD BE TREATED JUST LIKE THE MAFIA. IT IS MORE DEADLY, AND HARMFUL.

PRESIDENT CLINTON CALLED FOR AN END TO ALL DISCRIMINATION. WILL YOU DO THE SAME.

THE PATRIOT ACT GIVES WHITE RASCIST ANOTHER EXCUSE TO ILLEGALLY SPY ON BLACK FOLKS. NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE A THREAT TO THE NATION, BUT SIMPLY GIVES THEM ANOTHER TOOL TO USE AS AN EXCUSE TO COMMIT A HATE CRIME. WILL YOU PUT SOME MEASURES IN PLACE TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY. MEANING THEY MUST HAVE A JUST REASON FOR SUCH SPYING ACTIVITY.

SENATOR OBAMA I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW BLACKS VERY LIKELY ARE PAYING MORE TAXES THAN WHITE FOLKS WHO RUN TO THE GOVT EVERY TIME THEY NEED HELP, AND YET WHEN BLACKS FOLKS DO THE SAME THEY ARE ACCUSED OF BEING UNDESERVING. WE PAY OUR TAXES LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. THERE SHOULD BE NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. MEANING AS LONG AS WE ARE PAYING TAXES WE HAVE A RIGHT TO GO TO OUR GOVT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. OLDER BLACK AMERICANS WHO ARE NOW SICK AND DISABLED AFTER WORKING 30 YEARS ARE NOW ACCUSED OF BEING LAZY BY RASCIST WHEN THEY ASK FOR THEIR OWN MONEY THEY PAID INTO HIGH SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES.

SENATOR ALL WE ASK IS FOR THE SAME CONSIDERATION THAT THE WHITE PERSON WHO COULDN'T GET ALL OF HIS HOUSES FLIPPED BEFORE THE CRISIS IS GETTING, THE SAME CONSIDERATION THAT THE PERSON WHO RAN UP THEIR CREDIT CARDS AND NOW CAN'T PAY THEM IS GETTING, THE SAME HELP THAT FOLKS WHO LIVE HIGH ON THE HOG AND NOW FILE BANKRUPTCY IS GETTING. OUR COMMUNITY IS AS PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE AS THE NEXT.

THANK YOU.

Legend said...

Has anyone seriously considered moving to other countries and living there for a year or two? Moving to other countries may give you an idea of what Senator Obama was saying about Black Fathers that are not in the homes.

There are many reasons for this absence. We know all of the bad reasons let's look at the other ones, that I have not read about.

1. The husband and wife are not romantically in love. The wife looks for a new lover. The husband looks for a new lover.

2. Because of an unplanned pregnancy, the couple married. Thinking that it is the right thing to do, but later realizing that they are not compatible in other areas of responsibility, they divorce or one leaves.

3. The couple gets married, but one of the spouses has a jealous or hateful parent. This parent or parents are selfish and causes the father to leave.

4. A couple that is married, but the husband may be too, busy and does not spend much time with the children. This causes the mother to spend extra time with the kids, less time doing things she wants. Stress builds up, the husband doesn't understand. They break up.

5. The husband or wife commits adultery and forgiveness is not an option.

6. The couple first child may be handicapped. One of the parents runs away, because of shame.

7. The husband or wife loses a job. Either one of them may say, I can be poor by myself.

8. The husband or the wife is in it for the money, only. Divorces, only, for the purpose of alimony.

9. The wife is not sexually attractive, for any of many reasons. The husband divorces, not to be with another woman, but to get away from his wife. The wife may do the same.

10. Either of the spouses get another job in another city. The other spouse refuses to go and threatens to divorce and sue. They divorce.

11. The father father's another child and keeps it a secret from his spouse. Even though the father is with his legitimate child, he is still an absentee father, because he is not with all of his children.

I do not believe in legitimate children. In Ghana, one of our last greatest countries, that was the center of education and other things, polygamy was not a sin. for those Christians out there, the Bible says "Be fruitful and Multiply." Even though I think this was some thing put in there by white people for white people, one man times one woman equals one child every 3 to 5 years and after the second child is born, there is not reproduction going on is not multiplication to me.

Men are able to get at least 4 or 5 women pregnant a day, if the time of the egg is known, everyday. Now, that is multiplying to me! Do you know that there are over a million single and lonely women in Japan?

We are in a society that puts money, before life. We live in a double and triple standard country.

I live in Japan. Some of these single moms are working in a snack bar getting paid $25 and more to sit, drink and talk to men. Some of these women are married, too. There are places where men pay to have sex with these women. They pay a lot. There are places where the men can go do some "Role Playing". There is no sex involved. The men pay lots to do this. These women are all, mostly, college graduates. Because the men are in power, these women do this or work in snack bars or work at the local MC Donald's. The majority of women out here have B.A. degrees Master's and PHD'S. They may look tiny, short, cute and dress nice, but many of them are very intelligent. Japan's literacy rate is high. Everyone reads here. There are bookstores every where.

Now as far as the government helping, they do and then they do not. I pay about $600 per month for insurance, city health insurance. Some people cannot afford it. They pay 100% of the fees in cash.

There are many single moms here. I do not know how they do it, but they have these kids, get back in shape, dress nice and do their thing.

There are projects out here, too. The building are terrible looking. Inside of them are not so nice. People fight, yell and scream. Women get rapped all the time. Crime out here may not be high as far as homicide, but robbery, rap, car theft, breaking and entering, prejudice, and murder by means other than guns are common.Students that get bullied and school commit suicide by jumping off buildings. The husband, cannot afford to take care of his family, kills himself and everyone, too.

A wife may get angry at her husband and kills him, because he does not like what she cooked. There are lots of crime going on in "SWEET JAPAN". Do you really have the time to here about it? Do you really want Senator Obama to talk about white fathers that are not at home, because his wife is messing around with his best friend or the Black guy that he calls the "N" word, all the time.
If no one were to talk about our problems any more and only talked about the good, what difference would it make to those that are happy that Senator Obama is acknowledging or bring some light about them to the world. We have our problems. The only difference is that Obama is telling the world that we, Blacks, are still in the white man's control and not telling other people that they are still in the white man's control, too. Do you really want to turn on the TV and here about white people's problem. I hear all about it on CNN, here in Japan. It is annoying. It is always the same celebrities.

I have mentioned that all eligible Blacks, children and all get passports, before they get wise and try to keep up from getting them. Those that have degrees B.A.'s and up should travel to other countries and see how their governments are treating them. The world is a ghetto said ICE CUBE. He is correct. Work is not prevalent all over.

If Senator Obama had of said that the Black Men in America is doing a great job of taking care of their children, I am sure that many people, especially single mom's struggling to take care of their children and , especially, young men. Maybe he should not have even gave a speech. That would have been his best move. He is just working for us. I know this sounds cruel, but if he did make laws that we want, when would we see them taking effect? There are still predators out there and even in your own homes. Think about this. If racism was eradicated and people were free to move around, like they can do in Japan, and find jobs that will allow them to live in reasonable well in peace and security, whether you are a single mom with 10 kids or a married couple with one parent income, how many of you actually, think that your spouses, realizing that they have an opportunity to correct many errors in their lives, would stay with you in the condition that they are in? I, really, think that we would see many people, especially, women of all races in America, divorce their husbands for this true chance to pursue and acquire this freedom, security and prosperity.

In Japan, women are divorcing their husband's for this freedom to create their own. Women are not stupid. Women have contributed to society, just as men have. There may be some of you that think not, but I can positively, say that knowledge is not restricted to the male species. We are stronger for one reason, that is not even looked at, and one reason only, I beleive. Men are the carries of live, testicles. We care live. We birth children into the world. Where is the women? In the world. Where is the sperm? In the man. The sperm is alive when it departs the penis, into a strange new world. The egg is just a place where that sperm can stay and be feed till it is able to to survive on its own. Then it breaks free. If you don't believe me then check out your spinal cord and your head. Your nothing more than that little sperm that got bigger and harder as the years have gone by. It is just that simple.

Our solution is just that simple, too. We need to create our own way. If your travel and stay with the regular folks, you will see that they have the same daily struggles as we do. There are crooked cops in every country. They are just as bad as ours too. If your do not want to go jail, you better keep lots of money on you. About 11 years ago in Thailand, a Japanese tour bus was robbed by the local police force. Everyone on board was killed. Crime is every where. The difference is that we are being brutalized by a people that never really excepted us as par of their society. I thought it was just the jealous men. I was wrong. It is the companies that are in the world market. If your were to travel and see the economic opportunities in these third world countries, you would be surprised. With that knowledge. You, many of you, can change this country. Racism was created to keep the economic handle in the hands of the few rich people in America. "Our knowledge enslaved us, not our ignorance". No one enslaves stupid people, in the past.

If Obama were to talk about other groups' faults do you know what would definitely happen? That group would form as one under a common cause and shout out loud, for equal treatment and change. They would get their people in government to change it. They would put forth the money to get their voices heard no matter the cost.

We do not have to pay money. We are getting free advertisement and news coverage. News coverage is not cheap! Instead of pushing for a change we bite the hand that is paying.

If those people really want to get angry, it should only be the father's that are living with and supporting their children. If there are men out there that survived the challenges and conquered all foes, and those that were able to move up and beyond the enemies' grasp, these are the only ones that really should be making comments on here.
These are the real true Black Men. They do not need us to protect them. We need them to protect us.

Dr. Boyce Watkins, are you a parent?

As a father who has two sets or children by two women in two different countries that have contributed to all of his children, whose first wife is still a great friend like she was when we met and neither of us have any bad feelings about what happened, and two grandchildren by a beautiful daughter, who herself is living with the father of her second child, but they are not married, but they are doing great, I feel that anything said, concerning father's, whether good or bad, is a good thing. It prevents complacency and aroused contemplation, the state of being thought about or planned, concerning the future, immediate and afterward.

It would have been nice if Senator Obama would have said to the real Black fathers that were wise in their choice of a real Black woman, positively working to understand his wife and her needs and at the same time explaining his needs, working together through any and all difficulties, praising his wife everyday, for "not to be taken lightly" struggles, fathering and rearing his children with his wife, allowing and demanding her to input her psychologies and philosophies in her children as well. Regardless, these children apply the knowledge they have learned or not, this father gave 100% in all the areas of life that he was involved in.I believe, that this is the only error Senator Obama made.

Then, again, real men do not need praise from others for doing what natural and innate in a father, regardless of the misnomer "race" he is from.

People, always, tell me what a great father I am even at a distance of over 9000 miles from my two oldest children. I, always, reply, why do you compliment me for doing something normal. That is like complimenting for taking a breathe. They laugh and say, "You know what I mean." I laugh back and say, "No I do not." They laugh, say thank me again.

Yes, maybe he did miss that opportunity. But, I really do not think it made any real Black father cry. If a real Black father did cry it would have been in support of what Senator Obama said. The real Black Father is a dying breed, it seems. I read a post that Rev. Jesse Jackson fathered a child out of wedlock. Having children is not a sin, but to defend a believe that he failed to uphold is not his place. There are many prominent fathers that could have done that. Then to get caught slipping on a racist TV network for saying he wanted to cut the balls off of a Black father, whether some of you believe Senator Obama is a real brother or not, was out of line, period! Who do you think the first African-American child's parents were from, Los Angeles? They were free Africans that came to America by their own free will and were not slaves. Blacks, we are all brothers. Of course, don't trust all black people. I love my mother, but I do not trust her. I trust myself. As far as everyone else, I just hope that they are consistent in their actions, in which I can correctly make wise decisions and leave it at that.

I have a friend, who is black and has no children. Senator Obama was definitely not talking about him. We have lots of work to do. If you really want to know where we stand as on the planet with other men worldwide, we do not have a country that we can truly call our own, if you, not me, want to disregard Africa as our home. We have a chance to take control, but are we really ready? Those that talk down about Senator Obama, can you perform the job requirements that Senator Obama needs to put people in? If he becomes the next president are you ready to help him run the country.

They say it is better to be prepared and not have the opportunity, then to not be prepared and have the opportunity. I say, "It is always better to have the opportunity, whether you are prepared or not." A wise person will come up to speed in no time. It has been done before. No one will select you because of your skills only.

I think that many of you that are capable, would be better off getting in close to Senator Obama and trying to get many of these positions. I am sure he will not have a total white staff. If you are there, you can help.

Get involved. If there are any of you that do not want to be in politics, then I must ask you, "What are you doing, everyday?" Life about politics.


I watched the speech and he did not say anything that was not suppose to be said in a church. If he would have said that in Congress or a a G8 meeting, then I could agree with you, but who goes to church and hear about the good things we do, anyway.

What do I plan to do? I am giving information concerning Japan, that can be of benefit for those that are wise enough to understand the knowledge. There are many Black men her that are doing well, many of them are making well over $50,000 a year. Some are making over $100,000.
I am sure there are some millionaires, too.


Japan is still open to foreign business. If any of you women can cook. You will make a million easily. One dish $10 is what you can charge. Yes, one plate of mashed potatoes will sell for $10. The overseas market is open to you! You can sell a whole apple pie for $30.

Get your passport and travel. Did you know that Subway Sandwiches has over 7,500 stores worldwide?

Get those passports and explore the overseas market. On other thing. The world wants to know who we are. Write books about our neighborhoods. Create you own publishing company and publish overseas. You can make millions! Don't believe me! Prove me wrong>

Peace

Anonymous said...

Legend I and other blacks who managed to hold on to a little money from the affirmative action era appreciate your efforts to encourage us to explore outside the U.S. BUT a huge per-cent of our people have slipped back into poverty. They are totally dependent upon family support. VERY FEW have the means to do what you ask.

I was talking to a black father the other day who wants to pay his child support but hasn't been able to find work in 6 months, but the judge still ordered him to pay $200/month. So he'll be going to the slave prison soon.

I spoke with another guy with a college degree that is only making $12/hour. He had a friend in the car with him that had marijuana and eventhough he himself wasn't smoking, had no record, working hard, was still out of $3000 clearing his name. The police knew he wasn't guilty before they took his money. This is another method to keep the black man poor.

White folks live in the black community just to spy and report on black people to the police for every little thing to get them locked up now. We don't have our own communities down here, but they have theirs.

You just don't know how bad things are in the South especially. Blacks have lost virtually all their civil rights, and falling fast back into "yassah, nassah boss."

Anonymous said...

think that many of you that are capable, would be better off getting in close to Senator Obama and trying to get many of these positions. I am sure he will not have a total white staff.


HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF IS ALL WHITE. THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY BOTHERS ME.

HOWEVER HIS SENATE OFFICE HAS A GOOD NUMBER OF MINORITIES.

Anonymous said...

Their are a LOT of lesbians out here determined to destroy all men. Their is a huge battle between lesbians and men now for the attention of women. Any woman who loves men better fight for them. Anyone else notice this huge persecution of men ONLY in regards to sex crimes.

White women molest and nothing is done, but a white man or black man can be arrested for only looking at a porn site. Men and Women-who-love-Men better stand up.

The lesbians in power are really putting a hurt on men. Legend anything like this going on in Japan?

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know says they know no one with HIV and yet the blacks have high rates of HIV propaganda continues. These people all have huge families. I know one person who said his gay newphew had it. The only thing we can figure is all the foreign blacks are making black rates high in this country. Washington D.C. has a huge african community.

Anonymous said...

Barack said that he is not interested in the affirmative action that got his poor performing, drug using self into Harvard, and he says he's not interested in apologees for slavery or reparations. So just how does he propose to help all these black voters who are suffering in masses??? And why should we vote for him?

It seems he's interested in MONETARY rewards for everyone but black americans. Only fools would vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Florida Restores Rights to 115,000 Ex-Felons

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 1:03 PM

By: Rick Pedraza Article Font Size




A new state rule in Florida calls for more than 115,000 former felons who complete their sentences to be given back their civil rights, including the right to vote, hold public office, serve on a jury, and obtain state and local licenses for certain types of work.

The rule by the state’s Board of Executive Clemency ends a policy that, until now, required a panel to act individually on every restoration of rights requests.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist – attending a two-day summit of state officials, lawmakers, community activists, prison ministers and others brainstorming ideas for keeping former inmates from returning to crime after they are freed – says the decision to restore civil rights to ex-felons is based on fairness and being a part of a democratic society.

"Once somebody has truly paid their debt to society, we should recognize it," explains Crist, a Republican who had initially pushed for a broader clemency program.

“We should welcome them back into society and give them that second chance,” he told a crowd of law enforcement officials and advocates for prisoners’ rights in Tallahassee. “Who doesn't deserve a second chance?"


REPUBLICANS ARE DOING MORE FOR BLACKS THAN BARACK OBAMA. ALL THESE PEOPLE WILL VOTE REPUBLICAN.

Legend said...

This is just a simple challenge to all. Everyone by next Monday the 4th August, have a design made. It can be any design. Go online. Find the information concerning copyrights and trademarks. From my understanding copyrights are only for products that are sold overseas. You want your product sold overseas. Find out the cost. If you have the money submit your design. If you do not find someone that will invest in your design, which will become a product, later. This person is not to sign any of your documents concerning your design. Do not let anyone steal your design!

Once your design has been submitted, start making or thinking about how you want your design displayed on a particular item. It can be anything from a key chain, bag, purse or clothing. Metal plates with a logo on it, stitched into clothing are popular now.

If you have recording capabilities, record all kinds of sounds that you here in your neighborhood, create a ring tone sight.Be creative with the names.

Last night, I had a very interesting conversation with a brother from Nigeria. He told me that there are many Nigerians shipping things from Japan to Nigeria. He is doing it too. He profits about $58,000 dollars per container. He said that Nigeria is 6th in the world on the oil producing list. he told me that there are many rich Nigerians in Africa.
Maybe, we aught to leave America, those that can make money and reinvest in the neighborhoods.

Form what he told me, there are many chances for people to get rich in Africa. For those that can how about creating schools in Africa and send our children. I heard that Clintons' daughter studied in Africa. I think in was Senegal. There are lots of information to be learn. The rich wealthy people of all colors know. We do not.

I moved to Oklahoma, for a month. I did not like it. I new that I had to be somewhere that at least gives me freedom of movement and thought. There are many Blacks all around the world that are doing well.

I think we should consider all options. America may be on its way down. Soon other countries may want peace and when that happens, America will be needed no longer.

I spoke to a British-Asian, his mother is from Afgan and his father is Russian. He is a chemist. He told me that many British-Asians are discriminated in Britain. WHen they travel to America, the authorities discriminate them. Some of them get arrested for 3 days for no other reason.

When America runs out of enemies to attack, we should be self sustainable.

My suggestions are not the wises of choices. I am aware of that, however, I think they are some of the easiest to reach.

Those that really care and really want to advance, there are lots of opportunities over seas. Make that money, invest in the community, create wealth, create your own city policed by your own, legally. If you create wealth, you can break away form the city you are in and create your own. They are doing that in California. New districts are being created.

Do the research. If all else really do fail. You may want to consider moving.

In other countries, the people love our foods. For those that can make pies and desserts, you may want to find costumers overseas. No one is really doing that. There are many Indian, Thai, and other ethnic restaurants here in Japan. They are making, lots of money.

Guess what they are cooking. The exact same thing that they eat at home. You can sell one slice of apple pie with a drink for $6.90 some places charge more.

Try to find a Black American in other country and try this. IF you can open a Soul food restaurant in Japan and run it professionally, you can make a million in a year.

Please, get that passport, talk to all the foreign Blacks that you can. They have lots of info.

Make that money. Make your freedom and independence. Start designing your own fashion. Like Too Short said "spend the money in the hood. It is all, good"

Anonymous said...

Personally, I was a bit offended by the “Black in America” series, primarily because it gave me exactly what I expected: a series of shallow statistics and vignettes, featuring the most dramatically negative aspects of our existence, all provided without context to an audience that sits back and says “What’s wrong with those people?” I can’t help but wonder if a show called “White in America” would be produced, showing many negative realities of the White community. What is most ironic is that such a series would never be acceptable.

Only Black people feel the pressure to answer for every little thing that happens in all corners of our community. We will even say that we are “embarrassed” by something we saw on TV. I’ve never seen a White man get embarrassed by the behavior of someone in a trailer park, so I don’t get embarrassed by Flavor Flav. It is the lack of image diversity in mainstream media that makes us angry at Flavor Flav for simply being who he is. The truth is that we should wonder why it is ONLY Flavor Flav on the network, and not another Black image to balance him out.

Self-reflection is necessary. But I don’t believe in self-hatred. To LIFT yourself, you must learn to LOVE yourself. CNN’s “Black in America” didn’t give us much to love. But looking for love externally doesn’t usually work anyway, so why were we trying so hard? The next time CNN offers us a media Juneteenth, this slave will already have left the plantation, I’ll be educating my God kids instead.

WELL SPOKEN DR. BOYCE. I WASN'T REALLY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING ANOTHER SPECIAL ABOUT US. I WANT TO SEE SPECIALS REVEALING WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WHITE COMMUNITY, ASIAN, HISPANIC, ETC. WE NEED TO KNOW ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND US. CONSTANTLY ADVERTISING OUR FAULTS TO THE WORLD DOES US NO GOOD. 'KNOW YOUR ENEMY' IS A MAJOR STRATEGY OF THE STATUS QUO. THEY SPEND SO MUCH TIME KNOWING US, REPORTING ON US, AND TRACKING US, BUT MAKE SURE WE KNOW NOTHING OF THEIR MAJOR DEFICIENCES. I LIVE AROUND THEM. I KNOW ABOUT THEIR HIGH RATES OF ALCOHOLISM/DRUG ABUSE, CHILD ABUSE, SHAMS CALLED MARRIAGE, AND SO MUCH OF THE DIRT THEY SWEEP UNDER THE RUG. I WANT IT AIRED AND DISCUSSED WITH THE SAME VIGOR THAT THEY EXPOSE OUR FAULTS.

Anonymous said...

Every since Jamaicans savages started killing people because they are ignorant and uncivilized and used music as an excuse to kill gays, people in entertainment have allowed these fools to brainwash them into protesting all kinds of innocent activities in entertainment. Stop letting the savages brainwash you. Stop the stupidity.

Homohatred in Reggae Music:
Where Is the One Love?



At a recent reggae awards show, gay protesters from a rebel organization called "OutRage" were nearly killed by gaybashing reggae music fans, led my macho teens yelling "Kill the Batty Boys & Chi-Chi Men!!!" (Caribbean monikers for homosexuals). Police officers rescued the protesters. Yet, not a single attacker was arrested.

How and why do we homosexuals threaten Jamaica/Jamaicans so? Why is their collective hatred so rabid against us? Why does the world allow this hatred to fuel an entire musical genre? Songs like TOK's "Chi-Chi Man" celebrate torching and shooting up gay bars, just as Capleton's song "Bun Di Chi-Chi". Why is there so much global silence about black on black cruelty, whether it is slavery in Sudan or gaybashing in Jamaica?

Anonymous said...

Legend, Nigerians consuming Japan's goods is not something that makes the country of Nigeria a strong economy. Importing is what is ruining america, and importing is why Nigeria is such a pathetic country that their people do any and everything to come to america, and will do anything to stay here.


Yes, they have much oil wealth but they are so selfish and ignorant that the oil wealth stays with a few very rich families at the top, and they use none of the money for social programs and to build a strong infrastructure. So please stop spouting off that crap that pathetic low performing nigerians spout all over the world. If his country was so great he wouldn't be in Japan, and his people wouldn't be doing everything they can to leave Nigeria.

Anonymous said...

Legend everyone is not a designer. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn on expedia.com that a full weeks hotel, and round trip airfare to Osaka, Japan ranged from $1,500 to $3,300. I thought it would be a lot more expensive.

What about language barriers?
Customs barriers?
Business licensing, etc.?

There is so much to opening a business even in america. One just can't up and leave everyone and everything they know to start over in a strange country where they don't know anyone.

Anonymous said...

I never thought I'd see the day when EDUCATED negroes would:


Agree to vote for a man just because he's black, and agree with white rascist that avenues out of the ghetto should be closed to black boys. All the while he offers no real committment and resources or other alternatives for them. Apparently obama would rather have them slinging drugs, than rapping. He obviously believes, as his white rascist supporters, that song lyrics are more harmful than strip clubs,abortion, homosexuality, gambling, drugs,pornography, poor parenting as a result of drug use, violence as a result of drug use, poverty as a result of drug use, prostitution as a result of drug use, and prisons. He wants EVERY avenue out of the ghetto closed to black boys.

Now he has the nerve to be apologizing for Ludacris exercising his FREE speech by writing and rapping about something that the american bill of rights give him the right to do.

It started with denying black boys their CIVIL right to freedom of expression through their clothes, now it has escalated to their FREEDOM of speech. I am convinced that he is working with white rascist to put us completely back in slavery. Jim Crow is already alive and kicking.

LadyBlackProud said...

... and why does the Senator seem to apologize, explain, and/or renounce almost EVERYTHING from Blacks, when he (the Senator - himself) didn't say/rap/sing/preach the controversies? It does not make sense to me. That's like me (a REGULAR person) going on a hunger strike, or threatening to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge (like somebody would actually give a damn) every time I heard the word "bitch" or "kracker" or "wench". What if I saw a picture of a noose hanging at one of our universities, displayed in The New Yorker Magazine, along with a disgusting cartoon of the Senator and his lovely wife on its cover? Who was that cartoonist, and isn't he an artist -- like Ludacris and Bernie Mac (come on now)? Would the lynching of a Black family by the KKK be something renounced publicly, or just the irresponsible Black fathers needing to step up to the plate and take care of their children? (Their need to do this has many obstacles: financial, institutional, mental and physical barriers exist; these exceptions were left out of that speech). Why do Black folks have to be excused, disowned or dismissed by the Senator?

The recent McCain ad with Britney Spears & Paris Hilton compared to the Senator's visit overseas was dismissed as a joke; no explanation or apology was given. McCain's spokesmen said, "its a joke" - ha ha.

Cheney's response (from a network news person), when asked about The War on Terror, and no findings of WMDs was, "So"! Or was it, "So"? Again, no explanation, apology, proclamation, renunciation, or disagreement was offered for thousands of American soldiers' lives taken for a senseless war. My point: the dominant culture in our society does not react so quickly to the atrocious things their people do; why should the Senator be so quick to "nip it in the bud"?

What's next? I wouldn't be surprised if all Black people had to stay home with tape on their mouths until after the 2008 presidential election. No songs, no sermons, and no rapping, not a word from Black folks, or the Senator's failure would rest solely on the backs of Blacks!

The latest breaking news is the discovery of a very strong possibility that water exists on the planet Mars; Black folks better watch it:)!

Legend said...

Hello this is Legend. I think you, ladyBlackProud, may have misunderstood what I am saying. I am in no way attacking Black people. I am just making suggestions based on things that I have seen, while traveling. There is nothing wrong with suggesting we need to increase our vocabulary. You say I come to "deep". No, I try to come as "a person". I have mentioned that there are other ways to get things done. I am not perfect. I mention or suggest things that do work. I am aware that everyone may not be able to persue the things I suggest. I am only hoping that I can shed a little light on different avenues that I have seen others succeed on or in. There are some people that would profit greatly by increasing their vocabulary. There are some people that would profit greatly by traveling to other countries to buy goods at cheap prices and sell in the states. There are some people that would profit by learning another language. If a person travels, you get to experience and see things that will never make it to your news channel. I have no idea what other neighborhoods are going through. I do know that, if a few people would at least try some of these suggestions and succeed or at least have a better understanding of what the international market and/or other suggestions that I have mentioned, could try to transfer that knowledge and experiences to others (that may be at a disadvantage, but having the skills to excel in one of these areas). I read some these posts and I translate them as "we have no way out. We are stuck. We are doomed." I had no experience with the international market. When I married my second wife, who knew about the international market, she taught me, a lot. We would fly to different countries, buys jewelry at very cheap prices, return to Japan and make profits from $10,000 to $20,000 a month. We only worked five days a month. We spent 7 to 10 days buying goods in other countries. It was very simple. Finding customers was easy. I only have a high school diploma. I attended, but did not finish college. I studied many things own my own. I read and by books, every chance I get. "Cleaning up our neighborhoods" does not mean that our neighborhoods are in shambles. There are many Black neighborhoods that are doing great, it means to take advantage all chances to improve no matter how small the advance is. That is all. If someone in any neighborhood can help a child understand that multiplication is not hard, by showing that child it is only adding the same number a certain amount of times, in a whole numbers (as a cake) or as percentages (as in slices). I think that would or can open that child's eyes tremendously. I had a Japanese student reading English at the age of two years and ten months. When I wrote,

A. I am hungry.
B. What do you want to eat?
A. I want to eat an apple.
B. Here you are.
A. Thank you.
B. You are welcome.,
and this Japanese child only missed the words "thank" and " welcome" it opened my eyes even more.
He read this in less that a minute and a half. He did not fumble through any of the pronunciations of the words. He just read it.

I know that there are many successful Black people that do not need nor have any interest in the millions or billions of dollars that is possible to be made in the international market. I am only making suggestions. I hope that these suggestions reach the ear of those that are interested and are willing to try. There are many things we could do just for the sake of enriching our personality will definitely contribute to changing our neighborhoods. I am not speaking to anyone person in particular. I, hope, that this is understood. Since, living in Japan, my vocabulary has decreased a lot. I use a dictionary, all the time. My posts are evident of my lack of vocabulary. However, I do not see this as a reason not to make suggestions concerning things that I see and have seen other people profit in. If I have offended anyone, I apologize. I am only making suggests. I am an English teacher. I do not work 40 hours a week. I made over $60,000 last year and the year before that. I have friends, that have successful businesses, make that in a month. They are not English teachers, that are Japanese. You say that you do not like me. It is okay. I am only making suggestions. I am hoping that there are some people, who can take advantage of at least one of them. What am I suppose to do, not make any suggestions. If you travel and look at what is happening you will understand. The word "you" does not mean a particular person. Again, I apologize for any offense that I may have caused. I am only making suggestions. If you can take advantage of them, please do so. The money is there and waiting.

Anonymous said...

LadyBlackProud he apologizes because he is too WEAK to stand firm on anything. That's why the white folks want him in office. He's controllable just like a slave. He can be controlled and he can be trusted to CONTROL ONLY US!

Below are some observations I have circulated to all the DO NOTHING UNCLE TOM's in the black media and press. Of course, Dr. Boyce this DOES NOT include you. You are one of the few heroes in this latest struggle.
Instead of taking Obama to task like AARP is doing for the elderly, labor unions for workers, Right to Life Groups for unborn children, and ALL THE WHITE FOLKS over the economy, jobs, and lowering their taxes, YOU! who CLAIM TO BE THE VOICE OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, say nothing over his admission that he has NO PLANS for the serious problems of escalated violence all over america in the black community, housing discrimination that keeps us out of safe communites, extremely high unemployment for blacks from the highest level to the lowest (even college educated blacks are struggling), homelessness, help for single mothers, help for substance abuse, genocide caused by HIV, and all the other ills of the black community.



Young black boys don't own gun shops, or gun factories. Young black boys don't grow cocoa plants. Yet you ask your black president nominee for no help in identifying how and why drugs and guns are rampant in the black community.



You ask your black presidential nominee nothing about why he doesn't support reparations for black americans. Could it be because he himself wouldn't be eligible? Our ancestors were cheated out of their 40 acres and a mule. We deserve reparations more than ANY ADVERSELY affected group - more than the Jews, the Japanese, and the American Indian.



You ask your black presidential nominee nothing about govt contracts, and corporate welfare. Corporate america receives more govt welfare than every single citizen.



Obama supports foreign blacks, not even enslaved or affected by Jim Crow for reparations and billions in foreign aid, because THOSE ARE HIS PEOPLE - NOT US! And he is using BLACK AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO DO it and you say NOTHING! And you encourage black americans to vote him in, KNOWING that he intends to help every community but ours, AND YOU CLAIM TO BE THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICANS.



We pay high taxes of sales, income, property, city, social security and FICA like everyone else. YET WE HAVE NO ONE REPRESENTING OUR INTEREST. BARACK has made it clear that he will be a president of the white people, and for the white people. THERE SHALL BE NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!







Monday, July 28, 2008 /
No Americans need apply: something for everyone - affirmative action
National Review, Nov 6, 1995 by James S. Robb
Mr. Robb is senior analyst of The Social Contract and author of the study, Affirmative Action for Immigrants: The Entitlement Nobody Wanted.

WHAT liberals wishing to save the affirmative-action system did not need was the growing realization that some of the biggest winners in race-preference schemes are not Americans at all. Consider: The prestigious University of Texas Law School maintains a minority set-aside admissions program for blacks and what it terms “Mexican- Americans.” However, because the school does not inquire about citizenship, “Mexican-American” in reality means anyone of Mexican heritage who is not in the U.S. illegally. “There’s no philosophical objection” to foreign nationals receiving the preference, said Stanley Johnson, who heads the schools’ admission committee.

As unlikely as it may sound, millions of immigrants and foreign visitors are eligible for — and many are actually using — affirmative-action benefits to get a head-start on U.S.-born minorities, not to mention white Americans. In effect, they are getting off the plane and moving right to the head of the line.

How is this possible? In the late 1960s, it simply never occurred to government planners that there would be so many aliens in the U.S. or that so many would be considered minorities.

The results can be startling. Take, for example, a company that has a goal to hire ten blacks. Nothing says these have to be African Americans, and they well may not be. All ten may be people who until now spent their entire lives in another country.

Whatever the long-term fate of affirmative action, Congress and the Administration should act now to put a stop to this bizarre extension of the program. A mere paragraph or two of legislation and a short executive order could end affirmative action for immigrants — the entitlement nobody planned and hardly anyone wants.

WILL BARACK ISSUE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER NEEDED TO REVERSE THIS TRAVESITY OF JUSTICE?





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John Allen
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Victims of apartheid who are suing 23 leading multinational corporations in American courts on the grounds that the companies collaborated with the policy have been given clearance to take their case forward.

The United States Supreme Court issued an order in Washington, DC, on Monday affirming a decision by a lower court, the effect of which is to allow the case to go ahead. The Supreme Court was unable to hear the case because four of its nine members had to recuse themselves, leaving the court unable to form a quorum.









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So, how much, if at all, should Obama’s race matter to us anyway?

The simple answer is none at all — race should have no bearing on the merits of anyone’s candidacy. But that is not the case with Barack Obama. One of the reasons Americans are enthralled with him is precisely because he is black.

Although he has been a vocal supporter of racial preferences in the past, Obama begins to suggest a different policy direction in The Audacity of Hope. Race-based affirmative action policies, he recognizes, have polarized the races, while race-neutral or “universal” programs unite them.

Advocates of “class-based” or “race-neutral” affirmative action have been around a long time — even then-Governor George W. Bush supported “need-based” government contracting set-asides, as did many congressional Republicans in the 1990s. But, for the most part, no recent Democratic presidential aspirant has been as bold as Obama in discussing the problems with race-based affirmative action: “An emphasis on universal, as opposed to race-specific, programs isn’t just good policy; it’s also good politics.”








Obama Wants Transparency in Government Via Technology

Obama promised to use technology to make government more transparent. He said he would set up systems to track every federal dollar, government contracts and the ways lobbyists seek to influence legislation.

Obama said he would appoint a chief technology officer to oversee all of this.

Anonymous said...

A puerto rican guy laid some heavy knowledge on me. He said,

"The confederate flag belongs in a museum. The fact that they continue to wave it means that, just because Lincoln freed the slaves doesn't mean the war is over."

What kind of people fight UNARMED people? Cowards.

LadyBlackProud said...

Mr. Legend: I received your comment and raised my brows a few times while reading it. My suggestion is to read what you wrote in that long first paragraph. Do you proofread your comments before submitting them? You wrote that you learned "own my own," and some other terms/words that seemed randomly written.

Before giving advice to any Black person about increasing our vocabulary, why not study or take a refresher course in English grammar for yourself? Or are you using our beloved Ebonics? (I doubt it). If neither applies, educational advice is not your expertise.

Someone living in another country (like yourself) with a lifestyle different from most of us Black Americans, who are struggling in this economy, could probably get a reality check on how we live by actually living here! Otherwise, advice, comments, and so on from a foreign citizen is unqualified. But as you said, at least you tried -- whatever!

Mr. Legend, do you read -- I mean really, really read what you post before sending it to this Blog spot for Black people? Or do you just like reading your own whole lot of "suggestions" and "advice" in print, to satisfy yourself? When, do you suppose, will you return to the U.S. and live amongst the Black people you are advising? Runaways can come back if they have courage enough to face what they ran from.

It does not matter whether I like you or not. The marketing skills you offer can probably best be put to use by people interested in them; I could care less about you or them - whoever you are.

It bothers me to see and/or read continuously long, long comments from someone who doesn't seem to have a clue about being Black in America. Such comments do not seem to benefit anyone besides your wife and yourself. A "legend" in your own mind seems more appropriate a term for some of the stuff written by you to help us needy Black American folks. If your comments (and there are many long ones -- taking up lots of this space) are anything like your actual conversations, listening to you would probably kill me with boredom.

Go ahead on Legend; I don't have to read your posts - right? Trust me; mine will not be this long any more since others have relevant comments for us.

To my kinfolk here in the U.S.: if you're Black, I really love you (unless your name is Legend:) and you don't know when to STFUP).

Big Earl said...

I will never understand why negroes offer blanket and unconditional trust to a black candidate who has flopped on every promise he's made. You guys deserve whatever the fukk you get.

Big Earl said...

I will never understand why negroes offer blanket and unconditional trust to a black candidate who has flopped on every promise he's made. You guys deserve whatever the fukk you get.

Anonymous said...

Big Earl you are so right.

There are some of us working to make Obama accountable and worthy of our vote.

We can't afford to vote for color any longer. I have been saying that for a while. Historically blacks have been put in place to destroy the masses in the public sector, in corporate america, and of course in slavery.

Barack's problem is that he is ruthlessly and blindly ambitious. Proving to the world that an illegitimate child scorned by both sides of his family is WORTHY, outweighs everything else in his life. He will do anything it takes to PROVE SOMETHING to himself.

LadyBlackProud said...

BIG EARL - my brotha, I'm more than happy to agree with you and your philosophy!

I just heard yesterday that the Senator does not support reparations for the descendants of slaves. I AM A DESCENDANT OF THOSE LYNCHED, BEATEN, RAPED, RIDICULED, HUNG, BURNED ALIVE, HUNTED FOR SPORT, TERRIFIED, AND UNCOMPENSATED SLAVES, WHOSE FAMILIES WERE SEPARATED THROUGH PUBLIC AUCTION SALES.

I am a DESCENDANT OF THE SAME SLAVES WHO WERE TREATED FAVORABLY BECAUSE OF THEIR SKIN TONE (LIGHT WAS MASSAH'S flavor), AND WHOSE DARKNESS WAS CURSED! I am a DESCENDANT OF THE SAME SLAVES WHO SHARECROPPED (like the parents of my deceased parents - both from Mississippi) TO LIVE ON THEIR OWN LAND, AND WHO WERE FED A STEADY, UNHEALTHY DIET OF SCRAPS FROM THE MASTER'S TABLE, AND SLAUGHTERHOUSES. I am a DESCENDANT OF SLAVES THAT KEPT EACH OTHERS' SPIRITS UPLIFTED IN THOSE DAMN COTTON & SUGAR CANE FIELDS, SINGING THE BLUES, TELLING THEIR STORIES, JOKING ABOUT MASSAH TO EACH OTHER, AND ASSISTING IN THE LIVE BIRTHS OF OUR PARENTS - BLACK AMERICAN PARENTS! ALL THEY HAD WAS EACH OTHER, UNITED IN THEIR COMMON LABELS OF "ANIMALS" and "SAVAGES" and "UNCIVILIZED" Negroes. THOSE SAME SLAVES STILL FEED MY SPIRIT OF RAGE WITH AN INTENSE THIRST OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OUR TRUE HISTORY, MOTIVATING ME TO HELP/SERVE THE PEOPLE OF MY COMMUNITY - BLACK/MINORITY/POOR FOLKS -- WITH ALL THE GIFTS A LOVING GOD GAVE ME TO SHARE! (Note I said "a Loving God" - not a white dude on a cross).

I proudly accept the label of "Angry Black Woman," as long as it is qualified with, "...but she is down with, and loves her culture of Blackness; she is not afraid of expressing herself."

I am also a DESCENDANT OF THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVES WHO PASSED DOWN TRAITS OF LOW SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-HATRED FOR THEMSELVES, HOPELESSNESS, POVERTY, LACK OF SELF EFFICACY, AND WHO ARE (the majority of us) DOOMED TO A LIFE ON THE LOWEST RUNGS OF THE CLASS SYSTEM LADDER.

I don't want to hear a damn thing from anyone named LEGEND who needs a therapist to listen to his long-assed, random babbings. I reject anything LEGEND orders Black Americans to do his way - he can't tell me shit I don't already know about living in a capitalist society -- so he better not try it with me.

Chinese/Japanese got paid for their mistreatment, and building railroads. Jewish people are treated with care and opportunities due to their suffering the Holocaust, and Native Americans got their own casinos. How about that? (Others got compensation, but I don't know every damn thing - and I'm not trying to tell it all). YES WE CAN do more, especially with acknowledgment and compensation of what our blood has already done.

(NOTE: The Tulsa, Oklahoma Massacre tells of our abilities and wealth - banks, homes, automobiles, schools, and entertainment in towns and land designated for Black people by the government. We were doing extremely well until envy and white hatred imposed a Black holocaust in Tulsa, killing and taking what was rightfully owned by successful Black people). No reparations?

BOTTOM LINE FOR ME: No support for reparations to descendants of U.S. slaves - means no f__king political support from me! I'm not voting for anyone who does not give a damn about the suffering of my ancestors . . . and that's ABSOLUTELY real talk - period.

If you're Black, I really love you, and hope you love me too! I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE!!!!

Legend said...

http://www.tulsareparations.org/TulsaRiot.htm

Legend said...

http://www.okhistory.org/trrc/freport.htm

Anonymous said...

I agree with both Legend and LadyBlack.

I appreciate the information Legend has provided for us about surviving in a foreign land, and will pass it on to my son. Lady if the political climate continues the mass genocide of black people will continue to escalate. Just like the wise Jews who fled Germany during the holocaust,it might be necessary for us to do the same until conditions are more favorable here. SURVIVING IS VERY IMPORTANT. When the weight of oppression is too much to bear WE WILL NEED TO FLEE. So thank you Legend. Please continue helping us to explore our options in other lands. I want to go back home to Chicago (currently I'm in the seriously oppressed south fighting for my very right to exist in dignity). However, since the white folks re-claimed the downtown area, and tore down the projects, and emptied the prisons in my middle class community black people are seeing 2 to 3 killings a week, and living in serious fear. My cousin has turned to alcohol to cope. She is a woman who taught school for 35 years, raised successful daughters, and still is in jeopardy of self destruction because she refuses to leave her family home that they have lived in for 2 generations. It is a very large 2 family home.

Lady I agree completely with you about not supporting a president who would deny us our just due. My family is also of the lighter hue, and had to fight the KKK constantly to hold on to the property acquired by their hard work. In mississippi the KKK constantly harrassed and terrorized black people just for daring to be successful. My uncle was attacked by a white gang in chicago and was never the same. He died shortly thereafter. Another cousin died under mysterious circumstances just for dating a white girl. Both these men didn't reach 30 years old. My brown uncle and his very white looking wife couldn't go to town together without fear of him getting locked up on a trumped up charge. White folks broke out the windows of our church and threatened to burn it because a black neighbor brought a white woman down from the north. White folks routinely made unwelcome visits to prosperous black neighbors just to intimidate, harrass, and to find out what is going on in the black community so that they could run and report any and everyone to the sheriff. Right now whites are planted all over the black communities to spy, to report, and to get black folks locked up in the prison slave camps, but when we move into their white enclaves, set aside just for them, they harrass and harrass until you are forced to flee. So we have no place of our own any more. No where to turn to for refuge. Those of us determined to survive just might end up in foreign lands just like the Jews.

I love you both and I thank you both. Please continue to share your knowledge with us. Knowledge is power.

Anonymous said...

AM I THE ONLY ONE SUSPICIOUS OF THE FACT THAT A STRONG ABLE BODIED BERNIE WAS JUST UP DOING HIS ROUTINE AT AN OBAMA RALLY, WHERE HE WAS JEERED, LESS THAN A MONTH AGO, AND IS NOW DEAD FROM A DISEASE THAT IS EASILY CAUGHT OR PASSED ON DELIBERATELY!!!! SOME OF THESE OBAMA FANATICS IN A HOSPITAL MIGHT DO ANYTHING!

If you inhale toxic materials, you can injure your lungs and cause chemical pneumonia.


Fungi can also cause pneumonia. In certain areas of the United States, specific fungi are well known. Coccidioidomycosis is a type of fungal infection that causes a pneumonia called "San Joaquin fever" or "Valley fever." Histoplasmosis and blastomycosis are other fungal diseases that cause pneumonias.


The most common way you catch pneumonia is to breathe infected air droplets from someone who has pneumonia. Another cause is an improperly cleaned air conditioner. Yet another source of infection in your lungs is spread of an infection from somewhere else in your body, such as the kidney.


Your risk of catching pneumonia is determined by the specific bacteria, virus, or fungus, the number of organisms you inhale, and your body's ability to fight infections.



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Anonymous said...

And now we have Isaac Hayes dying after being married to an african from ghana less than 2 years.

With all his money, he didn't have blood pressure meds? Why?

There is something wrong with this picture.

Anonymous said...

And now we have Isaac Hayes dying after being married to an african from ghana less than 2 years.

With all his money, he didn't have blood pressure meds? Why?

There is something wrong with this picture.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Boyce, I am listening to you, Jesse and company on the radio. Important issues on the problems of education are being discussed and they are all relevant, but I and my son were schooled in all white schools and colleges.

I excelled in all black schools before integration the most, eventhough black teachers had higher requirements, than the white high school I attended the last year of high school when school integration started in the south in 1971. Now when I got to the white school, eventhough the test were easier, the rascist teacher always found some reason to devalue my grade, and within one year my A minus average went to a B minus. It was very demoralizing. Very. I know that this is what is happening to kids today under Bush's "no child left behind" lie.

I attended City college for a year in Chicago. They accepted my high school diploma and didn't test me. So I don't understand why Jesse is saying they are testing kids with high school diplomas today. Could that be a new rule (excuse) to deny black kids entry???

Testing doesn't always indicate the intelligence of a person. Much of the memorization needed to do well on test, are lost, in a short while. However, I ALWAYS passed every test I ever took, whether it be at college, high school, or on the job. And always scored in the top 5% of the class. So when I studied under a lawyer professor for my property/casualty insurance license in the South, and they gave me a test on insurance subjects that I NEVER studied, I was DEVASTATED. For the first time in my 55 years I failed a test. I couldn't understand why they tested me on stuff I never studied in the classroom. The job routinely gave agents a second chance to take the state test, so when I went back and was tested on subjects I STUDIED in the classroom, I made the 2nd highest score in my class!

If they would do that to me, an older adult, I can only imagine what kind of bogus tests they are giving children.

They tried to test my son for some type of dysfunctional child test, in 2nd grade. Fortunately I had a friend that was a teacher and she
told me 'DON'T LET THEM DO IT. THEY ROUTINELY DO THAT TO BLACK BOYS TO PUT THEM IN A SEPARATE CLASS TO SET THEM UP FOR FAILURE. IT WILL FOLLOW HIM AND THEY WILL USE THAT TEST TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST HIM FOR HIS ENTIRE SCHOOL CAREER.' I took her advice, and eventhough he never reached his potential until his last year of college when he made the Dean's list. I think my son could have been an A student all the while if he had encouraging supportive teachers.

Now as far as this blaming parents, historically black parents were too busy working the cotton fields, working in the white woman's kitchen, feeding 10 or more children, and still kids with no help finished school. During the 1980s and 1990s when we were excelling in education, most of it was done without the help of parents.

Bush's no child left behind is the main culprit for the destruction of black children's educational efforts.

Anonymous said...

Reparations crusader decries sharecropper slavery: March on Washington planned for October 24
By Earnest McBride, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2008


JACKSON, Ms. (Special to the NNPA from the Jackson Advocate) - Black slavery continued long after the Civil War under the guise of sharecropping and tenant farming, says a crusading California minister who has issued a call nationally for a four-day reparations march in Washington beginning October 24.

People Magazine revealed in their July 7 edition the plight of a Mississippi family who had to escape the large White-owned farms they were forced to work on up through the mid-1960s.

Famous civil rights fighter Fannie Lou Hamer shocked the nation when she told of her experience of being beaten and cheated out of her farm wages in the Mississippi Delta of the 1950s and 1960s.

In the same vein, Bishop Henry C. Williams of Oakland, Calif., a man keenly sensitive to the involuntary servitude issue, has devised a national program to recover the lost wages, time, property and life's chances that Black farm workers were deprived of under what he calls modern-day slavery. Calling his plan "The 40 Acres and a Mule Reparations March," Williams insists that "sharecropping-slavery" is the root cause of Black poverty in today's United States.

"I was born in Alabama," Williams says. "I was locked into the slave-sharecropping system, like thousands and thousands of other Black people were. Without a doubt, I equate that system with pre-Civil War slavery. I was able to move out to California and was able to join the Teamsters and made a good living. And I can contrast my life as a free laborer with that of people locked in that slavery system that still exists in many places in this country."

Williams is president and CEO of the Job Work Development Corporation based in Oakland.

"I'm calling on my fellow Black Americans to take a stand, for your money and your land," he says. "We are asking the President and Congress for billions of dollars per year to build and rebuild the Black communities all over America. There is a lot more work to be done. Many people think that such actions would bankrupt America. But that is not the case. We do not want it all at once, but annually, like the Native Americans receive their money."

Williams cites the example of a $3.9 billion allocation for Native Americans in the 2006 federal budget. He also points out that Black members of some tribes continue to receive payments under the title of "freedmen," recalling the work of the Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedmen's Bank that provided an economic base for former slaves.

McCain Family Values

Williams holds that current-day political leaders are a part of the history of exploitation of Black farmers and their children.

"McCain's great grandfather owned a 2000-acre plantation in Mississippi and had 52 slaves in 1860," Williams says. "Those slaves picked over 1,000 bales of cotton, corn and peanuts a year. Slaves and sharecroppers existed on that farm from the 1860s through 1958. This is how McCain's family gained their wealth, wealth passed down through the generations."

Williams holds presidential candidate John McCain accountable for the continuing legacy of slavery in his Mississippi family history.

"We want the McCains to pay from their wealth the money owed to the descendants of the Black people who made them wealthy," Williams says. "In the Reconstruction days, John McCain's great grandfather was responsible for the massacre of 20 Black men. Today, we want to be paid."

Mentors and Money

Williams points out that Black people are in desperate need of massive economic help. Pointing out that the Black homeless constitute nearly 40 percent of the total number, he proposes a building program that would engage these homeless in building shelter for themselves and others in need of housing. 'Our goal is to develop a corps of mentors and a dedicated work force that will be able to develop a wide expansion of wealth based on the reparations paid for their past labor," Williams says.

"I want to build confidence, self-reliance and courage in our young people," he says. "Dr. Martin Luther King summarized the reasons and need for the kind of reparations that I am proposing today. King said that America has given Black people a bad check marked "insufficient funds" in our land. It is time to correct the problem.

Contact Bishop Williams at 510-507-3424 or reparation_march@yahoo.com www.freewebs.com/drhenry123.

----- Original Message -----

Anonymous said...

Reparations crusader decries sharecropper slavery: March on Washington planned for October 24
By Earnest McBride, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2008


JACKSON, Ms. (Special to the NNPA from the Jackson Advocate) - Black slavery continued long after the Civil War under the guise of sharecropping and tenant farming, says a crusading California minister who has issued a call nationally for a four-day reparations march in Washington beginning October 24.

People Magazine revealed in their July 7 edition the plight of a Mississippi family who had to escape the large White-owned farms they were forced to work on up through the mid-1960s.

Famous civil rights fighter Fannie Lou Hamer shocked the nation when she told of her experience of being beaten and cheated out of her farm wages in the Mississippi Delta of the 1950s and 1960s.

In the same vein, Bishop Henry C. Williams of Oakland, Calif., a man keenly sensitive to the involuntary servitude issue, has devised a national program to recover the lost wages, time, property and life's chances that Black farm workers were deprived of under what he calls modern-day slavery. Calling his plan "The 40 Acres and a Mule Reparations March," Williams insists that "sharecropping-slavery" is the root cause of Black poverty in today's United States.

"I was born in Alabama," Williams says. "I was locked into the slave-sharecropping system, like thousands and thousands of other Black people were. Without a doubt, I equate that system with pre-Civil War slavery. I was able to move out to California and was able to join the Teamsters and made a good living. And I can contrast my life as a free laborer with that of people locked in that slavery system that still exists in many places in this country."

Williams is president and CEO of the Job Work Development Corporation based in Oakland.

"I'm calling on my fellow Black Americans to take a stand, for your money and your land," he says. "We are asking the President and Congress for billions of dollars per year to build and rebuild the Black communities all over America. There is a lot more work to be done. Many people think that such actions would bankrupt America. But that is not the case. We do not want it all at once, but annually, like the Native Americans receive their money."

Williams cites the example of a $3.9 billion allocation for Native Americans in the 2006 federal budget. He also points out that Black members of some tribes continue to receive payments under the title of "freedmen," recalling the work of the Freedmen's Bureau and the Freedmen's Bank that provided an economic base for former slaves.

McCain Family Values

Williams holds that current-day political leaders are a part of the history of exploitation of Black farmers and their children.

"McCain's great grandfather owned a 2000-acre plantation in Mississippi and had 52 slaves in 1860," Williams says. "Those slaves picked over 1,000 bales of cotton, corn and peanuts a year. Slaves and sharecroppers existed on that farm from the 1860s through 1958. This is how McCain's family gained their wealth, wealth passed down through the generations."

Williams holds presidential candidate John McCain accountable for the continuing legacy of slavery in his Mississippi family history.

"We want the McCains to pay from their wealth the money owed to the descendants of the Black people who made them wealthy," Williams says. "In the Reconstruction days, John McCain's great grandfather was responsible for the massacre of 20 Black men. Today, we want to be paid."

Mentors and Money

Williams points out that Black people are in desperate need of massive economic help. Pointing out that the Black homeless constitute nearly 40 percent of the total number, he proposes a building program that would engage these homeless in building shelter for themselves and others in need of housing. 'Our goal is to develop a corps of mentors and a dedicated work force that will be able to develop a wide expansion of wealth based on the reparations paid for their past labor," Williams says.

"I want to build confidence, self-reliance and courage in our young people," he says. "Dr. Martin Luther King summarized the reasons and need for the kind of reparations that I am proposing today. King said that America has given Black people a bad check marked "insufficient funds" in our land. It is time to correct the problem.

Contact Bishop Williams at 510-507-3424 or reparation_march@yahoo.com www.freewebs.com/drhenry123.

----- Original Message -----

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