Sa-Roc & David Banner-The Who

Patrice...

I love this rap song!  It’s by David Banner and Sa Roc.  It was actually recorded back in 2014.  I meant to post it back then and never got around to it.  It’s a song dedicated to African hero Patrice Lumumba.  I love the lyrics and the powerful statement being made.  More hip hop artists should be doing this.  We don’t want our great heroes and sheroes to be forgotten.  Black children should know the names of the people who fought for their freedom and liberation.

Militant Mulattoes: Jesse Williams,Zaza Ali and J. Cole

Jesse Williams...

This past Sunday was the BET Awards.  It’s a celebration of black music,television and film.  I used to watch the award show years ago but it doesn’t hold my interest much anymore.  Mainly because the show promotes music that denigrates black women,colorism,negative images of black people and all around anti-blackness. But yesterday all over the news they were covering a speech given by biracial actor Jesse Williams.  He was given the Humanitarian Award and gave a passionate speech about racism ,oppression,police brutality and cultural appropriation.  That’s a lot to cover under four minutes.  Williams is an actor on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. Some fear he may lose his job for speaking out on these issues.  I highly doubt he will lose his job. If anything he will be praised for speaking on these issues.  Here’s what he said:

This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activist, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. It’s kinda basic mathematics: the more we learn about who we are and how we got here the more we will mobilize.

“This award is also for the black women in particular who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselves – we can and will do better for you.

“Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. So what’s going to happen is we’re going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

“I got more, y’all. Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear any more about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television, and then going home to make a sandwich.

“Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better to live in 2012 than 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner, Sandra Bland.

“The thing is though, all of us here are getting money, that alone isn’t going to stop this. Dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back to put someone’s brand on our body – when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies?

“There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There is no job we haven’t done, there is no tax they haven’t levied against us, and we have paid all of them.

“But freedom is always conditional here. ‘You’re free!’ they keeping telling us. ‘But she would be alive if she hadn’t acted so … free.’ Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but the hereafter is a hustle: We want it now.

“Let’s get a couple of things straight. The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander – that’s not our job so let’s stop with all that. If you have a critique for our resistance then you’d better have an established record, a critique of our oppression.

“If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do: sit down.

“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold! – ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.

“Thank you.”

It was a decent speech and he touched on a lot of issues.  But I noticed when they showed his parents in the audience I noticed his white mother.  I think this causes a lot of confusion for black people.  Can you be pro-black with a white parent? This is something I’ve noticed over the last few years.  There are many biracial people coming out speaking on the black struggle.  Many biracial people have gotten the spotlight in the entertainment and sports world.

Drake...

Canadian rapper Drake is one of the biggest rappers in the industry right now. This is his white mother,Sandi.

Alicia...

Grammy award winning singer/actress  Alicia Keys has spoken on issues that affect the black community.  Even though her mother Terria is a white woman.

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Rapper J. Cole gets a lot of praise for dropping socially conscious lyrics. This pic is of him and his mother Kay.

Bob Marley..

Some people tend to forget but legendary reggae singer Bob Marley sang about black unity and African people.  Even though he  had a white father.

Zaza...

On the black conscious circuit there is a biracial woman named Zaza Ali.  I first be familiar with her back in 2013.  She was doing a radio show with rapper Professor Griff.  She touched on issues such as black empowerment,religion,feminism,racism and politics.  She became quite popular in a short time.  Since then she and Griff have parted ways.  And she is now doing lectures and selling dvd’s and books.  I got the felling she was using Griff to get to the next level on the lecture circuit.  Also I think she knows that her light skin,white features and “good hair” will attract more attention then the darker skinned black women.  She is using the fact that many black people are self loathing and will fawn over her looks.  And she has become quite successful in the process. Many people believe she was a fraud from the beginning.  I also heard that she dated Griff and the broke up after she was down with him.  I can’t say I’m surprised at all.  Shame on Griff for falling for it.

In this video(above) Zaza is confronted by a caller on a radio show.  The caller asks her can she truly be against white supremacy if she has a white mother.  You will notice in the video that Zaza never answers the question.  I’m not really surprised at her response.  This also goes back to the Jesse Williams speech.  Can you really fight this racist system if your parent is white?  How can you give 100% against white racism if you came from a white vagina?  I don’t think it’s really possible. A mother is the first person a baby learns to love.  Your mother fed you and cared for you as a baby. Now you’re going to fight against the people who look just like her. NO way in Hell is that going to happen.  Black people need major systematic change for the empowerment of how our people.  And I just don’t think most biracial/mixed people are going to go all the way when the time comes. Also  Jesse Williams is working on a documentary about the Black Lives Matters movement. I have already covered how BLM is funded by rich white folks.  Any movement funded by your open enemy will not liberate you.  Always remember that.

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So while it was nice that Williams spoke out against white racism it is nothing new.  Marcus Garvey spoke about that decades ago.  Williams talked about police brutality.  Kwame Toure did that years ago. So let’s not act like Williams is the next Malcolm X.  He brought up issues that should be brought up but he said nothing new. It’s just that he was given a large platform to say it to millions of people so it’s getting a lot of hype.  You must also keep in mind that BET is owned by Viacom. The president is a white man named Philippe Dauman. This speech was planned in advance.  They already knew what he was going to say.  This was no surprise. They used this opportunity to stir up some controversy and get people talking.  And it worked.  Black people get excited when we hear some truth don’t we?  But I believe that hearing pro-black rhetoric is more palatable when coming from biracial people.  It’s more acceptable by whites when they hear it from them because they know they have a white parent.  So they don’t take it that seriously.  And many black people suffer from low self esteem so we like hearing this language from someone with light skin,straight hair and light colored eyes.  And Jesse knew what he was doing when he shouted out the black women.  Many black women in the audience were standing up clapping.  I’m sure many of them were fawning over his light skinned ambiguous looks. Much the same way Zaza Ali many times will come down hard on black women.  And she will talk about black men in a positive light.  And of course many black men in the conscious community fawn over her and call her a “real Black queen”.  Do you see the pattern?  I’m telling you,these biracial people know exactly what they’re doing.  I understand they can’t help their parent is a white person. They have no control over that.  But I just wonder why they are given a platform to speak so often on black issues.  They are not of majority African descent.  They maybe non-whte but that doesn’t automatically make them black either. So what do you think? Should they be given a platform to speak for us?  And also can they be genuine in the struggle…if they have a white parent?

https://blackmystory.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/what-the-jessie-williams-speech-at-the-bet-awards-tells-me/#comment-35102

 

 

Today’s Rap music makes me miss Tupac

Young Thug...

This is rapper Young Thug wearing a dress.  He says he’s not gay.  I have my doubts about that.

Camron1...

Rapper Camron looking pretty in pink. I’m glad that trend of brothers wearing pink didn’t catch on.

Siya..

Rapper/actress Siya is considered one of the hottest up and coming rappers.  Yep..she’s a lesbian.

Cee Lo...

Rapper Cee Lo Green used to drop some good lyrics back in the day.  Now he’s a complete sellout!  He knows he looks ridiculous in that dress!

Rapper Dphil...

Rapper DPhil is making quite the statement wearing lipstick.  This homo-thug culture is killing the mind of black youth.  Notice the all seeing eye in the background?  I guess he’s down with the agenda right?

Angel Haze..

Rapper Angel Haze(on the right) doesn’t hide her sexuality.  She is very open about being a lesbian.  The girl next to her is her girlfriend  model Ireland Baldwin. So even the gay black women hook up with white girls??  God help us!!

Rapper Kaoz...

Rapper Kaoz is trying to be a crusader for gay rappers.  I’m sure you notice his rainbow beanie.  Is this the type of rap music we need right now?  The sad part is a homosexual/lesbian rapper can get more acceptance by mainstream media than a pro-black rapper.  This shows you want the media wants for our people.  Tupac wasn’t perfect,he had his faults.  But at least he tried to speak to the plight of his people.  He gave us songs like Dear Mama,Brenda’s Got a Baby,Changes and White Man’s World.  I don’t think any of these talentless clowns will be inspiring our people anytime soon.  Hip hop is in a really bad state.  I know the future looks bleak  but…Keep your head up.

Be a Father to Your Child(Happy Fathers Day)

Happy Father’s Day to all the brothers out there.  Much respect to the black men raising their children and being responsible parents.   This is a great music video by rap group ED OG and Da Bulldogs. This was released back in 1991 and we need more songs like this on the radio.

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Here are some suggestions to facilitate fathers to stay on the right path.

1. Fathers, should always be in prayer and pray with and for their children, families, and communities. Leading prayer openly and inclusive of all family and even community members.

2. Fathers, make mistakes, but own up and admit them. Fathers work to correct mistakes they have made. Working not to repeat them and modeling for the next generation.

3. Fathers, discipline children with love and not with physical violence, verbal degrading or emotional manipulation. Fathers should know their children and what type of relationship to build for the future.

4. Fathers, take their children to church and bible study to learn the Word of God.

5. Fathers, are not perfect so must ask God for wisdom, direction and discernment each day.

6. Fathers, don’t blame others for their weakness, but work to strengthen themselves in the Word of God.

7. Fathers, will not “follow the guys” when they are disrespecting women, this sets an inappropriate and dangerous model for their sons to follow and what their daughters should tolerate in behaviors.

8. Fathers, don’t block their children’s anointing with ungodly actions and behaviors.

9. Fathers, ask for discernment to recognize the signs of trouble before they happen. Modeling is important to guide behaviors.

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10. Fathers, model respect for the church and work in the church.

11. Fathers, anoint their children with prayer for protection and mercy.

12. Fathers, model respect for their daughter on how to be treated.

13. Fathers, promote education in the household.

14. Fathers, talk to their children about drugs and sex before the street do.

15. Fathers, do not whine about what “HIS” daddy did not do for him, but follow a model indicative of Godly men.

16. Fathers, do not blame where he came from for his short-comings. He focuses on where he is going and the hard work necessary to get there.

17. Fathers, take the time to visit their children’s school and talk with teachers about their children’s progress.

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18. Fathers, will happily sacrifice for their family so they may have what the need.

19. Fathers, accepts responsibility for their children’s actions. Remembering that the apple does not fall far from the tree.

20. Fathers, will go visit their children and spend time with them even though he may not be present in the home. Taking responsibility for a life that they helped create.

21. Fathers, aren’t afraid to show love, compassion and sympathy to their children, children still need reinforcement that they are loved and respected.

22. Fathers, spend time just being together with their children and doing things their children like and will remember, not just buying things that will be forgotten later in life.

23. Fathers, teach your child to be responsible and accountable for their actions.

24. Fathers must model and teach respect, honor, patience, ethics and fear of the Lord and man’s laws.

Article by William D. Jackson

Tribute to Afeni Shakur(1947-2016)

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I just found out this morning that Afeni Shakur passed away.  She is the mother of rap legend Tupac Shakur.  This is very sad news to hear. Shakur, whose net worth is listed at more than $50 million, had been the arbiter of her son’s estate, which reportedly reaps almost $1 million annually and had been paying her more than $20,000 a month. On March 18, 2016, Shakur filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, North Carolina minister Gust Davis. The couple, who previously lived in that state, did not have a prenuptial agreement, and in divorce proceedings Davis requested alimony payments totaling about half of the money generated by the estate, in addition to other assets purchased by the couple. The divorce was not reported to have been settled at the time of Shakur’s death Monday night.

Shakur died Monday night in Northern California at 69, according to local authorities. The official cause of her death has not yet been announced, but law enforcement responded to a call regarding a possible cardiac arrest at Shakur’s home in Sausalito on Monday night. She was pronounced dead at 10:28 p.m.

Thank you Afeni for your work with the Black Panthers.  And your dedication and love for your people.  The hard work was not in vain.  You will be missed and you are appreciated. Rest in POWER. ❤

Culture Vultures(They want to be just like you)

#6414948 Reality TV star and budding business mogul Kim Kardashian showcased a questionable hair style change as she left the gym in Los Angeles, CA on December 30th, 2010. Did she get cornrows for the Kanye West video shoot she just shot or in prep for her New Years party hosting duties in Vegas? Fame Pictures, Inc - Santa Monica, CA, USA - +1 (310) 395-0500

Cultural appropriation is when somebody adopts aspects of a culture that’s not their own.

But that’s only the most basic definition.

A deeper understanding of cultural appropriation also refers to a particular power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.

That’s why cultural appropriation is not the same as cultural exchange, when people share mutually with each other – because cultural exchange lacks that systemic power dynamic.

It’s also not the same as assimilation, when marginalized people adopt elements of the dominant culture in order to survive conditions that make life more of a struggle if they don’t.

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For many people, barriers like classism, racism, and xenophobia mean they don’t have the right look, language, or position of privilege to earn income with their culturally specific tools – and yet oftentimes, white people can turn those same culturally specific tools into profit, thereby hurting the community they’re borrowing from.

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