The sickening aspect of this situation is that these men are surely fathers. Each to more than 1 I am sure. The victims and perpetrators both. What are we doing? Where have we gone wrong.
If any of the so called "black leaders", Jesse, Al and them were any kinda of real leaders, they would have spent the past 3 decades or so leading, no developing catchy phrases to distract from their lack of substance. If black people had any "leadership" we would not find ourselves where we are in Chicago. Jesse is in Chicago, Obama, came from Chicago, Louis Farrakhan is from Chicago. Where is the leadership of these native born men of this city? Why are we still involved in this culture of death and destruction that has no end in sight with the current "leadership" we have now. As a matter of fact, I have yet to even hear a sound bite from any of them denouncing this behavior and condemning it in the strongest and clearest language possible. This is all they should be talking about, period.
There is nothing that I see as more important of the African American/Black agenda than a cessation of this violence in our communities and we need black men to step up and lead the fight. I realize pimping from the pulpit is popular in our communities but the time has come to rid ourselves of the pimps and the pushers and the thugs. Even the ho gotta go!
We have glorified thuggish behavior and whoreish behavior for too long now. It is time to let it go.
Look at all the money made from rap................let me back up a minute. Rap was about fun, jokes, laughing....no violence, no niggas, no ho's, no bitches, no fights, no guns, no death. Well less death. Hip hop came and brought these things to our communities and we act like they did us a favor by "keeping it real". Like Chris Rock said........"real dumb." Instead of placing our focus on our reading and our children's reading, we are teaching them to be cool and wear the latest thing with somebodies name on it. Our priorities need adjusting and we have to do it ourselves. We cannot and should not have been waiting for anyone to do it for us.
Here is a good example..............why beg ABC, CBS, Fox, etc to put on quality black programming that reflects positively on us when we do not even do it on our own BET network. We have some nerve. Now I guess Tyler Perry has to save black entertainment with his studio in Atlanta. another black "savior".
Speaking of a savior, why are we still looking for some one person to lead us? Why can't we regulate ourselves without a leader/spokesperson? I realize we are the only ones to not come to this country voluntarily, I realize we are the only ones who were not allowed to keep our language, our culture, our heritage, our dignity or most importantly, our freedom. Everyone else came to this country with their culture, language, heritage and everything intact. We were completely broken off to the point where it is not uncommon for an African American says he hates Africans. We have lost our minds.
We need to stop blaming others for our problems by recognizing what they are and taking the appropriate steps to alleviate them. If white people shot 52 black folk in 3 days there would be riots in the streets. Why are we silent now.
This is my reallyreallife............full of controversy. The truth hurts but it will set you free!