¡We can no longer be a bunch of empty minds living in critical times refusing to recognize real lies!

Thursday, 03 November 2011


We all send thousands of jokes through e-mail without a second thought. We share stories about the ills of society. We allow the media to promote addictive substances, material things that don't support our communities and even degrade the people that are trying spread messages that are in the opposite direction of our oppression/personal suppression. We even strive to separate us from us by promoting products that do not support our people or uplift them. Is this shame? Is this our way of trying to have a brighter shine? Is this personal envy, jealously or hatred? Let's begin promoting things that we create from our substance, things that bring material to create/support the structure in our community and recognize the positive messages that we want to share without condemning each other for things that we do not agree upon. Let's really begin to spread the word.

Sometimes our actions remind me of the infamous "Willie Lynch Letter" and the "Thank You Letter From The KKK". There is argument about the validity of the letters, but the messages are "keep Black People separate to control them - Willie Lynch", "continue destroying each other so no one else has to - the KKK" and also "hide keys to success in books because Black People do not read". The point that I am focusing on is not the two letters that I just mentioned. The subject is more about the ways that we segregate ourselves from each other, destroy each other and support others before we support each other. It has been said that both of these documents might have been written by a Black Person as a way to open our eyes to our surroundings, to promote common-unity and to serve as a call to action. Maybe we should worry less about who wrote these documents and prove that these documents are wrong by coming together for positive things whenever we can.

When it comes to sharing messages regarding life choices and progress, we think twice about sharing. If we share it all. I passed this on... Will you?http://labelmeroyalty.com/profiles/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

We find ways to contradict each other without contradicting the crude, vulgar, obscene and counter-productive things that are destroying our communities. We do not seem to find enough ways to agree to disagree, instead we seem to overlook the positive things that our people do and fight to keep the negative things that are done in the open. We have a way of holding our own people accountable for their faults, but we do not hold them as accountable for the things that they are doing right. Why do we go out of our way to say or prove that things are wrong instead of WHAT WE CAN DO to stand behind the THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE RIGHT?

There are many talents that are available for the development of our communities and our communities need to spend more time making sure that these talents are recognized to be duplicated throughout our neighborhoods. Our rite of passage has to be one that in includes an effect of productivity, support, unity, and the audacity of hope.

We need to be more productive in supporting our educational, economical, political, social, creative, spiritual and organizational power bases. Although we do not agree with or understand everything that everyone does; we should be much more aware of who the Black Colleges and HBCU's, Black Newspapers and News Web Sites, Black Organizations and Non-Profits, Black Magazines, Black Churches, Black Business Owners and Black Political Bases are. We also need to understand the productive things they do, how we can help them succeed, and help promote their mission because their success is our success.

When we fail to support the productive parts of our communities, we succeed in allowing negative self expressions to build a powerful foundation and structure in our communities. Our problems are not simply financial ones, they are when some of use the term "your problems". They are also the areas of self-worth that cause self-destruction that we allow to hold power in the minds of those in our communities. We have to use and feed more of the power that builds our communities to shift the balance to the productive things that exist in our neighborhoods.

Our neighborhoods have progressed from being the home of "Menaces to Society, to Persons of Interest, to Urban Terrorists". This is not progression that we should be proud of or allow to continue to thrive, and we must replace these labels with the labels of: Business People, Spiritual Leaders, Educators, Political Leaders and people who are productive. None of our people are holding up their end of the deal if they are pointing fingers, turning their head, or directly contributing to negative progression. We are sometimes our own worst enemy because we refuse to look in our own mirrors. It seems that we would rather point out the flaws in the mirrors of others, blame others for our abandoned struggles, and do nothing with the people that we should be doing everything with.

I challenge every reader to direct someone to these words, re-post this on your blog, email these words to your friends, ask everyone to share these words and leave comments that show that we are doing positive things.

I passed this on... Will you?


  1. Excellent and necessary message, my blogger brother! Unfortunately, it's all too true! Although I'm not African-American, I don't live on an island separate from the rest of society. I'm emailing this link to those close friends on my contact list as my way to pass this message on.





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