Young Black men of America, we will continue to fight to protect you. You have the right to live and pursue your version of happiness like everyone else in America. Do not ever allow anyone or anything make you feel undeserving!
“Be master of mind rather than mastered by mind.
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PLEASE STOP WAITING ON ‘BLACK UNITY’ TO START THE REVOLUTION.”
You hear it every day. ”Man, if Black people would just come together we could” or “All we need is unity among Black folks and everything….” Most Black people have/had some romantic notions of ALL Black people, with afros and dashikis marching towards New Africa, with the Isley Brothers, “Caravan of Love” playing in the background. Reality is probably going to look more like what were seeing with the Occupy movements and Arab Spring, different groups of Black folk doing different things at different times in different places for similar outcomes. That is just fine. No people in history have ever been totally united on anything. Egypt was not totally united, Rome or Greece were not totally united. All South African Blacks didn’t support Nelson Mandela and all Negroes didn’t support Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Black people come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. They have different DNA, life experiences and want different things. The common thread is the history of suffering and oppression along with a destiny to resurrect the community and homeland. This reality is being created now. Yes, The revolution has started. Its going on now and its personal. You are the revolution. You and the person(s) you are with are the army. Start today with whomever you are with, wherever you are. Get involved, you are whats missing.. No one can do everything yet everyone can do something. If you sit in front of the t.v. or computer with the young people at your home and explain to them whats going on in the world….That is Black revolution. The Black problem now is not lack of unity but ignorance and fear..
While we are here, does anyone remember the “Good ole days”? Well, thats a lie that old heads use to dump this current crop of bs on the laps of young people. The history books have no record of a time in Black American history that can be sanely called the “Good ole Days.” Black people have always caught and continue to catch pure d hell in America. Blacks never all got alone or all worked together. Even during segregation there was backstabbing and boot-lickin going on then as now, Black Wall Street and Rosewood notwithstanding. There are wealthy Black towns and neighborhoods today yet they hardly represent the state of Black America. Every generation has had victories and failures in the struggle for Black liberation
The time for action is now. We are the continuation of the struggles of our ancestors.
He who waits for the perfect time to plant, never plants…The Bible
Power to the people. Peace.
Black people, African Americans, Nubians, Bilalians, Niggers, whatever you call yourself or choose to answer to, please stay focused. When did gay marriage, immigration reform, Basketball Wives or Casey Anthony become critical issues in the pursuit of Black Power? Do not be deceived….watch for the hand behind the scene. Tavis and Sharpton fueding or whether The President is Black enough are sidebar issues. we can get back to that ish once we rebuild the Black community/family. Lets get our people working and healthy. We still have folks in our community with no electricity in their homes, no telephones and in some instances plumbing that rivals third-world countries. If you were a member of one of the free and functioning ethnic groups in America you could spend your time debating such frivolousness. Black people do not have that luxury….stopping the daily MURDERS, sexual assaults, robberies and the general breakdown of Black society must be the focus. Distractions can be fun but nation bulding is serious business and its later than you think….chop, chop.
Gil-Scott Heron died last week. The news said, “He had a history of drug use.” One could not argue with that. However, Gil-Scott Heron’s life was more than just his bout with substance abuse…. I remember hearing him say, “Like the forest they buried beneath the highway…..never had a chance to grow.” This shook my mind, back in ’78! How many of us ever stop to think that there is a forest buried underneath I-43. Why do you think they have to keep patching up the cracks? That forest is still fighting to break through and be what it was meant to be, just like a lot of our young people and shit some of us old heads as well. This was early in my young, Black life. Young people, I implore you to check this brother out, seriously. If you dig thought-provoking, conscience-raising art, Hip-Hop, Rap or just like hearing true words spoken; consider also that some of his stuff is 40 years old.
In reality as Gil-Scott passes away with a 20 second sound byte, some of us would be wise to reflect on the fact that our day is getting closer. What will they say about you when you are gone? Did I do anything of value? God knows the kids have given us some cause for concerns. Did I create any beauty? Will they even give you and your life a second thought when you are gone ?Gil-Scott Heron, you did your part. Job well done Blackman, Black Poet. The revolution will not be televised or online. Enjoy your well-deserved rest brother. The struggle continues.