Monthly Archives: September 2012

Black Folks Be Gone! Conspiracy? No, Reality

By Walter L. Hilliard III

The conscious and unconscious effort to kill off Blacks and divide Black families became less obvious after segregation started being dismantled (including the desegregation of the schools with Brown vs. Board of Education) and the Civil Rights Movement (including the Civil Rights act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965) came and went.  Before desegregation the Black family unit was strong and intact; we had our own businesses and banks.  There was no such thing as 43 percent of Black women having never been married.  Post segregation, the trouble for Black people, Black families, gradually escalated.  Also, a key contemporary indicator of our negative Black condition is revealed by the fact that about 27.4 percent of Blacks were in poverty in 2010 (compared to 26.6% of Hispanics and 9.9% of non-Hispanic Whites), according to the National Poverty Center.  And consider that according to one 2011 study conducted by Princeton University researcher Daniel Schneider, those who are less likely to have accumulated assets like a car, home and money in the bank, or those who are poor, particularly poor and Black, are less likely to marry, especially earlier in their marriageable years.

 

But Blacks have become so consumed with fear and delusion, they now refuse to acknowledge their dire circumstances because the reality, in their minds, is just too much to fathom, particularly since 2008 with the tanking of the economy, a period, and thereafter, in which we lost untold amounts of wealth, particularly through the loss of our homes.  The reality of our demise is like a boogie man that lingers in the back of our minds like the impending specter of a bad dream coming true.  Black folks are hyper sensitive or full of fear: act up, and you could lose your job – or even your life, like Martin, Malcolm.  You could even be murdered by the FBI like many members of the Black Panther Party.  You could be beaten like Rodney King or murdered like Trayvon Martin, any day, anytime by the police, like thousands of Black men, and even women, every year.

 

The crack cocaine epidemic of the mid-to-late 1980s, whereby the CIA allowed the contras and drug traffickers to bring drugs into the United States, thus, allowing cocaine/crack cocaine to spread across the country like wildfire, leading to mass crime and incarceration, drug addiction, parent-less children, and other issues.

 

Adding to the aforementioned problems, consider that if Black women wanted to receive their miniscule welfare benefits, they could not allow their Black men, the fathers of their children, to live in the home.  This also caused divisiveness because many of these Black women became the power brokers in the family for the first time and, truth be told, the power went to many of their their heads and created yet another “system”-created, divide-and-conquer chasm between Black men and women.  Not to mention that the image of the Black man, as being less than a man or not a provider, continued to take root.

 

Additionally, with the reality of a declining Black populace, in comparison to, say, Hispanics, and because about a million Black men are locked up, it is obvious, but almost always overlooked, that these men cannot reproduce and are also being exposed to homosexuality and prison rape, as well as are incarcerated Black women.  But nobody talks about this.

So incarceration produces fatherless, sometimes motherless — or even parent-less — Black households headed by grandparents, usually grandmothers, raising their children’s children.  And add to this the fact that Black men don’t live as long, particularly because of violence and health issues (lack of healthcare or sufficient treatment); thus, so many Black men just aren’t around.

 

Is this why we now see young Black girls, a relatively new Black phenomena, cutting their hair, wearing baggy clothes, calling themselves studs and acting like men.  The paradigm of the Black male-headed household, with a man and woman, has changed to a large degree.  How can one not consider the fact that this is partly a result of so many Black homes, nearly 70 percent, being single parent homes, homes mostly headed by women?  Many of these young girl studs even “act” like pimps, using and abusing feminine young Black girls, who call themselves Fems.

 

Adding to this problematic, largely unnoticed, redefining of Black gender roles is the fact that the gay White movement has sought out Black advocates, as well as bullied Black leadership, athletes and entertainers into doing anti-gay commercials and apologizing for even a hint of anti-gay rhetoric.  Kobe Bryant has apologized for a gay comment during a game; Jay Z has come out in support of Barack Obama stating he supports gay marriage; Black pastors, addicted to the power of their affiliation with the Democratic Party Political Machine, are now saying they support Obama’s stance on gay marriage.  Black TV personality Roland Martin was even punished by CNN for “perceived” anti-gay comments.  He said:   “Ain’t no real bruhs going to H&M to buy some damn David Beckham underwear! . . . If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! . . . I bet soccer fan Piers Morgan will be in line at H&M in the morning to get his hands on David Bechman’s (sic) underwear line!”  The gay group GLAAD tried to get CNN to fire Martin and even made a petition available for people to sign.   Martin’s comments weren’t an issue of homophobia, but GLAAD’s behavior was a definite example of Blackaphobia and heterophobia.

 

How Ridiculous!

 

The bottom line is that – and the media doesn’t talk about it – Black people, and especially Black men, generate fear in other races, particularly Whites, in general, whether it be a cab in NY refusing to pick up a Black man, or a White women clutching her purse on an elevator.  Even when the OJ trial was going on, magazines like Time were darkening the skin color of OJ.

 

Add to these issues, the fact that half – that’s half – of Black kids in large and midsized cities are dropping out of high school, which renders them largely unemployable, unable to provide for their families.

 

Yes, even our future, our Black kids, are going to have it as hard as we did when it comes to racism.  Maybe things are even worse now because at least Black folks were willing to riot, and did so, in the 1960s.  And Black athletes and entertainers back then were socially conscious and held one another accountable.  Today – nobody cares.  The police still murder Black men, the prisons lock us up, and we’re more afraid than ever to speak up.   Even Obama (he doesn’t deserve to be called president) says nothing about Black kids dying everyday to violence.

 

And this is inexcusable.

Black Man Hunting And Posterizing

By Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Where are the Black men when Hollyweird or the mainstream media wants a leading man or is creating a dramatic series or holds a panel discussion on a morning news show?  No, you cannot find Black men on TV or in the movies – unless they’re up to no good or exhibiting a proclivity for putting on women’s clothing and acting like girls, you know, like Martin Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Eddie Murphy, or any one of the Wayans brothers.   Or Hollyweird just wants to feel “comfortable” so they bring Bill Cosby in to make them laugh . . . or Ill Bill, himself, finds his own airtime to chastise poor Blacks.  But notice he doesn’t mouth off to Hollyweird about their racism.  (People may not know this, nor did I until I watched a couple of old online videos, but Bill used to come off as pretty radical guy and didn’t tolerate racism.  Sigh!  I guess he got older and tired?)

 

So when the mainstream media wants to feature Black men, their purpose is to label, posterize and/or glamorize any pathological behavior they can.  For example, Michael Jackson (freak), Bobby Brown (bad boy), Barry Bonds (steroid user), Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson (domestic abuser), Chris Brown (domestic abuser), and Vince Young (unstable) are all media favorites.  In years past it was Muhammad Ali (unpatriotic; Muslim fanatic), Mike Tyson (rapist), and on and on and on the list goes.

 

If you want to see Black men vilified on a daily basis, just watch or listen to the mainstream sports media, especially ESPN’s “First Take” with Skip Bayless, whose commentaries vacillate between overt and covert racism.  One of his favorite pastimes is “hating on” NBA superstars like LeBron James, whom he regularly calls The Frozen One, because LeBron didn’t perform well in one of his  NBA championship series, but did win one in recent times.  You see, this is how racism operates – stereotypes, labeling — when it comes to Black people; they become the standard by which “all things bad” shall be compared.  You see, stereotypes are dehumanizing and once they stick, society can do anything to a people and no one will care.  I mean, how can you rationalize that there are a million and a half Black men and women in the prison system and no one seems to care.

 

But what’s even more disturbing than Skip Bayless’ comments are the negative commentaries about Black athletes by loud mouths like Stephen A. Smith, the ultimate Skip Bayless fan and butt-kisser (because he wants to stay on Skip’s show).  It’s funny to see Bayless and Smith debate one another, but even funnier when you consider how ESPN uses Smith after not signing him to another contract, previously.  So now Smith has resorted to letting them exploit him — and for less money.

 

Ultimately, Black people are going to have to take control of their images by owning and creating their own outlets.  Black people are also going to have to raise their standards and stop acting out the mainstream’s stereotypical views on who we are and how we should act.

 

 

Preparation & Responsibility

By Walter L. Hilliard III

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.   But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

 

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them?

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.   

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.   

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . .”

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium full of every teacher in the school.

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations ever.  I was prepared.

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . .” 

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

Ouch!

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

A SOUL BREAK

Black Blackaphobia

By Walter L. Hilliard III

There’s an element of an age-old phenomenon, Blacko- or Blackaphobia, that has evolved beyond being primarily associated with Whites and other groups fearing “all things Black.”   And lets just say that self-hate, of course, is at the heart of all Black-related phobias, and Black self-hate has been around for 500 years.  However, Black self-hate has never been worse, yet trickier, to identify.

Put quite simply, I call it  “Black Blackaphobia,” defined as a fear of all or most things Black by Black people, especially those things associated with Black’s own culture, their “Blackness.”

THINK about how so many Black people hate or could care less about Black history, much less have learned Black history or teach it to their kids.  THINK about how many Black women read or indulge in magazines that obviously target White women and have few or no Black models or storylines.  THINK about how many Black people hate Black people, kill Black people, don’t like to befriend Black people, or don’t want to help Black people.  THINK about how true, in terms of what most Black people believe, what Fred Sandford, the TV junkman on “Sandford & Son” played by comedian Red Foxx, said to his son Lamont and his friends all the time is:  “Getchu a Black lawyer and getchu some time in jail.”

President Barack Obama has a bad case of Black Blackaphobia, too.  He ignores Black people for an entire term, after duping about 93 percent of Black voters into voting for him, and then went into the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner and told Black folks to stop whining, stop crying and take off their bedroom slippers (you would think that the least Uncle Obama Tom could have done was be original while pandering to White’s stereotypes of Blacks being lazy).  He really insulted himself, his Black wife and daughters.

In grade schools and on college campuses, many to most of the Black kids cringe when any type of Black history is taught.  However, much of the embarrassment is because most schools teach a derogatory, superficial form of Black history that usually only mentions the peace-loving Martin Luther King, and with all due respect, Black’s begging for Civil Rights, and slavery.  They don’t like to teach kids about so called radical Blacks or groups like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party and others.  They don’t talk about how the Black Panthers would march with guns.  American history likes to focus on police dogs biting Black people, the cops hitting them with billy clubs, and Black people falling down while being sprayed by fire hoses.  You’ll even find many to most Black kids making fun of Black people when Black history is taught – and joke about it with their White friends.

Yes, many Black men, women, and children have Black Blackaphobia.  And now that Black women are getting more degrees and professional jobs than Black men, many are taking on a new “no Black men allowed” attitude with their new found success.  Yes, some have even started blogs and advertised and glamorized their Black Blackaphobia as it pertains to Black men.  These Black women have gone “swirling,” as they call it, and many only date White men.  I always found it funny to see or hear a Black woman say she only dates White men.  How silly is that?  You mean, your oppressor, your White man, awakened one morning, left the house, met you and had an epiphany that included being touched by a magic “racism be gone” wand and yaw lived happily ever after?  Well, maybe he slept with you, met Becky, dumped you, and married Becky?  Maybe he married you, but that doesn’t mean he’s not racist.

Additionally, you cannot watch one of the scores of Black reality shows starring Black women — including the “Love and Hip Hop” and “Basketball Wives” series based in NY, Atlanta, and L.A. — and not hear all the Black women foaming at the mouth, talking about how they want or gonna gits ‘em a White man.

Hmmmm, I’m wondering if the Black slave women did this, too?????

Yeah . . . maybe, just maybe, that’s where these hussys got this “swirling” behavior from, on the plantation . . . ?

Oprah Gives But Doesn’t Speak Truth to Power

By Walter L. Hilliard III

I recently read about a Black Twitterer asking Oprah when is she going to give to the American Ghettos?  We all know she built a school in South Africa, but we don’t hear much about her giving to Black American causes.

Well, Oprah gave a testy response to Brotherman, telling him she’s put 500 men through college, and how many has he put through?

Ohhhh, that must hurt!!!

But I’d ask, would it not be more valuable if she spoke up about racism and positively influenced the minds of 45 million Black people and over 300 million Americans?  Surely, that’s more than even her influence on the lives of only 500 men.

“To he whom much is given, much is expected.”  Yes, she’s provided about $12 million for Black men going through Morehouse College, the historically Black, all-male college, and this is truly honorable.

However, I don’t believe that’s really Black people’s issue with Oprah.

Generally speaking, most Black people have slowed their roll when it comes to criticizing Oprah over the years because she is successful and rich, which seems to fulfill most of their expectations of her because of Black’s infatuation with materialism.  But Oprah, despite her power and money, doesn’t speak truth to power, she doesn’t really attack racism because that would mean she’d be attacking White racism and White privilege — and this would not go over well with her predominantly White female audience or the mainstream media.

Whether it’s Oprah or Bill Cosby or Will Smith, bringing up the issue of race or getting on White folk’s case about racism, especially in regards to Hollywood, is not something the most successful and powerful Blacks in the media are willing to do.  Why?  They’re too scared.   The “fear of pissing off White folks” is embedded in the Black Psyche, from the masters whip during slavery to lynchings and on through Blacks “staying in their place” today, not making waves at work, on the Democratic plantation, or anywhere else.   However, Oprah and Bill have no problem criticizing Blacks.  And we all know Cosby has been doing this, vilifying poor Blacks, for years now.

The fact is, many Black folks issues with Oprah revolve around the fact that she seems to deal with race in a superficial, “Oh, it’s not that bad” kind of way, when it really, really, really is “that bad.”  I mean, have you heard her make her periodic “Am I having a racial moment” comment when she talks about things like not being able to get into one of the exclusive clothing stores in NY to shop? There are over a million Black men in prison, record levels of racial discrimination cases filed with the EEOC, double and triple Black unemployment, and half the kids at many of our city high schools are dropping out.

But you’d never know the severity of all these problems in the Black community if you watched Oprah on her “let’s discuss any issue but anti- Black racism” Bully Pulpit OWN.   The reality is that she mentions racism about as much as her buddy, whom she supported, Barack Obama does.

And other Blacks in the media aren’t much better.  For example, how pathetic is Soledad O’Brien’s “Black in America” series because she really doesn’t explore racism or White privilege.  She deals with the symptoms, Black folks issues, and not the cause, racism.  And if she interviews one more Black pastor, I’m going to screammmm!!!  You know someone doesn’t know what’s really up, or what’s going on, with Black people when they always show up with their cameras and questions and want to talk to a Black pastor.  Most Black people already know that most of these pastors are the last people they should be talking to with all of the undercover drama going on in these churches.

At some point, Cosby, Oprah, Smith, LeBron James, Obama, Black preachers, Black politicians and other so called leaders, as well as everyday Black people, are going to have to stop indulging in “delusion,” stop acting mentally ill, stop letting their fear of the consequences of standing up to racism prevent them from speaking up and doing something about it.

Oprah and others should be doing weekly shows, talking about how White racism and White privilege destroy Black lives when there are over a million Blacks incarcerated, healthcare is still insufficient, poverty persists, and Blacks are still the last hired and last fired.

Just giving money to Black causes doesn’t make the needed impact and doesn’t challenge Whites to question their views about race or how they view Black people.

Racism in America persists because Blacks don’t do anything about it except complain among themselves.  Whites are not going to deal with racism or remove the barriers until Blacks demand that they do so like they did in the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.

So what are you going to do Oprah?  Your OWN network has the power to reach deep into the minds of the masses.

What are you going to do Black Man?  Black Woman?  Black people?

Black People Pimped Out Again

Walter L. Hilliard III

As if having a million Black men sitting in prison and about half a million Black women isn’t enough for Black America to deal with.  Add to the incarceration issue, double Black unemployment, 50 percent of Black kids dropping out of many our schools and you start becoming overwhelmed.

Not to mention Super Democrat Bill Clinton being responsible for a million Black deaths in Rwanda because he would not allow the U.S. military to stop the massacre.  He’s also responsible for the incarceration of uncountable Black bodies rotting in the prison (up to 2 million at the time) with his 1994 crime bill, as well as the Three Strikes and Your Out law and even One Strike for drug offenders in public housing projects.  Ill Bill also put lifetime limits on welfare recipients in the 1990s with poor Black children being hurt the most.   If you’re going to put limits on welfare, at least provide training so parents can find decent jobs.

 

However, Black America isn’t really addressing what really ails us, we’re too busy following out Black overseers around:  Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton, the Black Caucus, NAACP, Black pastors.  These wannabes maintain their power by aligning themselves with the democratic machine, leading Blacks to slaughter, like sheep.

 

Sheepy see, sheepy do!

Herrrre, sheepy, sheepy!  Come here my little sheep.

 

It’s a psychological fact that the mind can only focus “clearly” on one thing at a time and racism against Blacks is practically a non-issues, unfortunately.  Instead, the democratic machine has distracted and led Black folks astray to fringe issues like gay marriage and voter fraud.  When is the last time you heard Black folks sitting around at cookout talking about:  “Uhh, hey grandmom, you know . . . we really, really ought to be supporting gay marriage.”

 

Grandmom’s response:  “Whadyu say, boy?  Nadine!!!  Come git dis boy’s beer!  Whatcher mouth, boy!  You might gits cut up in ‘ere.”

 

The voter fraud charge being led by Al Sharpton is really more about preventing Latinos from voting.  The fact is that most Black people have been here, in America, for 500 or so years and almost all of us have some form of ID.

 

So what is Barack and his homeboys doing?  They’re trying to scare Black folks into supporting their political causes so they maintain power – so Al keeps his TV show and Barack stays in office.  They’re battle cry is:  “The Republicans are coming to take our power . . . uhhh, we mean your Civil Rights away.”

 

The democrats may win, but the ghettos, Prison Industrial Complex, and 50 percent dropout rate in our cities will remain.

 

Now tell me, why haven’t the democrats done anything about these problems?

The Effeminization Of Black Men And Calling Obama The First Gay President

Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Since Batman and Robin statements like, “Gee Williker Wally’s, Batman,” are no longer relevant, one might say something like, “Gee Williker, Yeezy Weezy,” in the spirit of contemporary heroes like Kanye West (Yeezy) and Little Wayne (Weezy, not to confused with Weezy, George Jefferson’s main slice on “The Jeffersons”).

 

And so “Gee Williker, Yeezy Weezy,” mainstream media outlets – in this case, Newsweek – just can’t pass up an opportunity to continue the media’s effeminization process of Black men by calling President Barack Obama “The first gay president,” seeking to insult him.  But Obama probably asked for it because he has coddled gay groups, Jews, conservatives, women, and everyone else but Blacks.

 

One can even tune into top 10 Black shows in Black households like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Queen Latifah’s “Single Ladies,” and any number of Black reality shows, to see Black men walking around in high heels, lipstick, and bobbing their heads like girls.  And if you say something about it, the Gay Police run out and bully you, especially if you’re Black, and force you to apologize.  Don’t think so?  Ask Kobe Bryant, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Washington (actor) and a list of others.

 

And check out how Hollyweird loves to put major Black actors and comedians in dresses, including, Chris Rock, Tyler Perry, Eddie Murphy, Ving Rhames, Chris Tucker, and just about the entire Wayans family (brothers), just to name a few.

 

There are also those Blacks that promote Black men dressing up and playing girls, switching around, and wearing wigs, those like Tyler Perry, whose movies Black people support in droves.  Not to mention Perry’s affinity for portraying Blacks as coons and buffoons, in the tradition of Amos ‘n Andy.

 

Where are the regular, traditional-type Black professional men on TV?  They don’t exist.

 

What drives the media’s effeminization process of Black men?  Fear, from White folks double-clicking their car door locks when a Black face pulls up next to them to White females clutching their purses when they see a Black man to NYC and other cabbies speeding by Blacks looking for cab rides.

 

Just think about the physical, emotional and spiritual terrorism directed at the Black community and Black men in particular: let drugs and guns into Black neighborhoods, both of which Blacks do not make; give them more time than Whites for the same crime; lock up a million Black men (and women) and expose them to homosexuality, let half their kids drop out of school; allow doctors to treat Blacks differently; hire less threatening Black women in the workplace and facilitate Black women belittling their men because they’re the head of the Black family unit now; and so on.

 

The demise of Black people is a conscious and unconscious manifestation.  And the Black community may be headed toward something that resembles an Indian reservation.

 

Young Black males have few strong Black male role models as it is, but then then they’re tricked by what it means to be a strong Black man when poor role models like President Obama are glamorized.  President Obama, the first gay president, portrays an image of a phoney (who ignores his own Black people), over-compromising, smiling Black man who is controlled by Whites, just like many Black business, magazines, media companies, and politicians.

 

And why have Black people allowed gay groups to high jack their civil rights movement ideology, bullying Blacks in the process, comparing their troubles to ours – especially when they’ve never been our friends?  Al Sharpton recently even aligned himself with gay groups to support New York’s “Stop and Frisk” practice.

 

The fact is that gay groups started feeling guilty for bullying Blacks, well, they really started worrying about the fact they’ve been looking bad for taking advantage of us and that we might soon start pushing back so they figured they had better do something to make themselves look good.

 

The bottom line is you can choose to hide your sexuality, but you can’t hide your skin color or Blackness, and being Black brings about daily discrimination that gays will never be able to relate to.

 

Black children, especially Black boys, deserve role models of heterosexual, strong, professional Black men like every other group of young boys do.  They do not need Black men and women, so called leaders, standing around talking about they support gay marriage.

 

John Singleton talked about the ridiculousness of the plethora of Black movies with Black men like Martin Lawrence (“Big Mommas House”), Tyler Perry (“Madea”), and Eddie Murphy (“Norbit” and “The Nutty Professor”) dressing up and acting like women.  He asked what’s going on and how it is that Black men acting like women is representative of their being role models for young Black boys?

 

So why aren’t the rest of Black people asking the same questions?

Because most of us are “down for whatever,” even when it comes to failing our children.

 

Shame on us!!!

Farrakhan And His Fruit Of Islam Stop Gang Brawl In Chicago

Walter L. Hilliard III

I was recently reading various stories and Black websites and came across a report about how Minister Louis Farrakhan and his Fruit of Islam guards, or army, stopped a potential gang brawl at a stop-the-violence event attended by a variety of Chicago leaders.  I also read that he was increasing efforts and releasing more of his troops into numerous cities around the country dealing with Black-on-Black violence.

Of course the democrats Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor wasn’t there; I’m sure he wouldn’t be caught dead in the same place as Minister Farrakhan.  But he says he welcomes Minister Farrakhan’s efforts.  I’m sure a 40 percent surge in Chicago’s homicide rate doesn’t look good when Emanuel is trying to promote his city to the world.

However, what bothers me, but never surprises me, is that not a peep about this story could be found in the mainstream media.  Excuse me, but I thought it was the media’s job to report on such things?

But then I woke up.

The reality is that the mainstream media, politicians, and others could care less if Black people are dying everyday or if there’s anyone trying to do anything about it, especially when it’s Minister Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam.

Yet, even worst, there are probably just as many Black people that could care less, too.

How sad.