Conservatism and the Black Community

Conservatism and the Black Community

Although there are many conservative principles that resonate with a large portion of America, ultimately, the root word itself has a major problem with black and minority communities. What world would African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and the many minorities in the country would like to conserve?

Is it the world of the 1950’s when racial tension, segregation and unfair laws held back minorities? Is it the current world in which some of our Latino brothers and sisters are considered illegal? Is is the world in which Native Americans were and are continually forcibly moved from their land and sent on reservations to rot?

I think conservatism works when people understand their rights, know that there is a system that will preserve and protect those rights and, the most important part, have had the opportunity to experience and enjoy those rights.

There have been certain periods of history when all three worked for certain groups. Although very still limited, the reconstruction period was a good period for African American men who wanted more for their community. However, when you consider not only those rights, but economic activity, wealth distribution, education and in general the social and economic ladder in this country, things get weird.

To take it a step further, it was Adam Smith, a 18th century economist who described the concept of the “invisible hand”. This invisible force basically allows local economies to thrive. Those with a valuable service and/or product can sell it depending on need in the community.

So, what happens when laws, policies and practices limit, stop and even destroy such productive economic activity in a community for generations? That “invisible hand” is stomped on and it’s fingers are broken.

You get what we call the present day African American community across the country (for the most part), blighted commercial and residential corridors with people who feel and understand to be marginalized without the belief that they can change their destiny. This perspective comes from not wanting to change but from experience of generations.

For years black businesses have gotten the short end of the stick in loans, real estate and opportunity. This leads to less investment, opportunity and for many African American’s less of a desire to change a system that has basically decided it will not change unless it destroys a large part of itself in the process. The Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement and even now with the Tea Party movement (although not on the same scale) are good examples.

For any conservative movement to work in minority communities it can’t come from a perspective of wanting to preserve, to protect or to undo. It has to come from the desire to really see change in these struggling and in some circumstances dying communities. It has to come from that passion and drive to see minorities doing better for themselves and their communities.

The Black Conservative Town Hall 2013

FOX’s Sean Hannity Show hosted a Black Conservative Town hall and since then this video has spread like wild fire. It brought up issues many people liberal and conservative alike could relate to. Blacks began to find that there are not wide divisions between their conservative counterparts and themselves. This could be a great start for Blacks as we need to come together and start healing and talking to form the new Underground Railroad. Seeing that we really have more in common than differences will start to break down the walls of division and help us to start to focus on the true enemy that keeps us from moving forward.
This is a great video that needs to be shared in its entirety. Many people want to know about the elusive Black Conservative. Well here is a segment of us in a town hall answering questions and talking about issues and matters near and dear to our hearts.
I am sure if people listen to this with an open mind they will find some pieces where they can agree and find common bonds. The differences, well as I always say; We shall have to agree to disagree. However this video is very interesting and is great food for discussion.
Peace Family,

Who’s The Baby Daddy???


A new study shows that the rate of American women who have children with multiple fathers, also called “multiple-father family structure,” is “pervasive.”

According to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1 in 5 American Moms has kids with different birth fathers.

And you probably already know what’s next.

Black Mothers lead the list: 59 percent of us have children with more than one father, while Hispanics come in second place at 35 percent and whites come in last at 22 percent.
According to the study’s author Cassandra Dorius, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, “[Mothers with multiple fathers for their children] are more likely to be underemployed, to have lower incomes and to be less educated.”

According to the study, families with multiple fathers are stressed out, with issues often arising about how to consistently raise a child in different households:

“Everyday decisions are more complex and family rules are more ambiguous,” Dorius says. “Families need to figure out who lives with whom and when, who pays for things like clothing, who is responsible for child support.”

The most unsettling theory about the high rate of children with different fathers is when the study considers what the outcome will be for the children involved:

“It’s possible that some of these kids will be multiply disadvantaged.”

Esteemed psychologist of the “Today Show” and resident psychologist of VH-1’s “Daddy Day Camp” Dr. Jeff Gardere, talked with about this issue:

“In the past, multiple fathers was more of a product of poverty and the ravages of racism in the black community. And we do know that it caused more conflict and confusion for the kids and a harder time for mom’s to manage.”

Unlike study author Dorius’ assessment, Dr. Gardere doesn’t see a bleak picture for the majority of children who are brought up in households with multiple fathers:

“Kids can still thrive psychologically when there has been more than one father in the lives of their families.”

To Dr. Gardere, this latest study actually exposes a positive development in society:

“I believe that instead of just seeing this as a deficit issue, I want to look at it from a strength base view point. It now seems this phenomenon may be based not just on poverty and racism, but more on the issues of lower marriage rates, higher divorce rates, less available men who are willing to totally commit and women who can either go it alone or manage the situation with multiple fathers.”

Honestly, I think we do ourselves — and our children — a disservice by trying to put a positive spin on these findings. It is no secret that many of our children are not only growing up with multiple fathers but without fathers.

And we see how far that has gotten us.

I think I can speak for most black women that no one plans to have children by different men. For many of these women, the children produced with different men occur in unplanned pregnancies.

Now sure, many will argue that black women definitely need to be more discerning about the men that they sleep with and use birth control — and they are right.

But it isn’t as though some black women haven’t been able to come up with this on their own. There are, albeit not as many, a number of black women, who I know personally, who refuse to have a child out of wedlock. Some of these women are still waiting to conceive deep in to their 40s with no suitor in sight.

So there is a problem.

And the other side of that problem is indeed some black men.

For some of those hardworking Mothers with different baby daddys, there is a major discrepancy between what they and their significant other want. I don’t know how many black men I’ve seen who will date the Mother of their children for years.

These men love their children and more often than not take care of their responsibilities, but when it comes to making the relationships they have with their women official, there’s a lot of backpedaling.

When I have asked jokingly (no pressure) when they are going to put a ring on their lady’s finger, they are quick to say that they aren’t the marrying type — too bad they didn’t realize that they also aren’t the father type.

And when said woman gets tired of waiting, she often breaks it off with her child’s father and starts the next relationship anew, hoping that this relationship will be the one that finally elevates her from “girlfriend” and “baby’s mama” to “wife.”

And for many, their day hasn’t come yet: the last wasted relationship is followed by yet another and another, and children are unfortunately created in between.

Black women need to shoulder their share of the responsibility about using birth control until a man has proven that he wants to be in a committed relationship (read: married). But there is an equally troubling issue with some black men: why are they comfortable “dating” their baby mama for 10 years and never making it official, causing many of these kids to be born out of wedlock?

This question — and so many others — needs answering.

We owe it to our children.

What do you all think about this??? Is it the man’s fault, woman’s fault, or both?

HOOD WINKED! In the hood, more and more people are starting to see 2+2 DO NOT = 4.


In the hood, more and more people are starting to understand or realize 2+2 DO NOT = 4.

People are waking up to understand that supporting rich union white men means less and less WE get in government benefits and discretionary spending for those of us needing government assistance just to get by these days. Yes this means you, you waiting on Vliet to get your Quest and BadgerCare. I’m talking to those of you who are waiting to get scholarships and aid for school, daycare, and medicine. Those of us holding our breath to see what kinds of co-pays we will be assessed for BadgerCare after this mess is over with. Make sure you understand what is really at stake before you go out there and keep supporting that tired old mantra about Republicans and who is against us. It is going to cost us big time if we keep supporting those who do not support us! Who else do you think they will pick on if we don’t stand one good time and voice our objections to this new union master?

Surprisingly I hear this more and more and I think people are getting it!! We are either for rich white men getting more money and keeping their billions, or we are united in a joint effort and alliance to support this Republican governor for the good of our own cause….US!

Located in the heart of the Inner City of Milwaukee Wisconsin is the JUSTUS League Headquarters and right there is where I sit in my fortress of solitude and ponder over this mess of an urban dwelling that used to be so vibrant and full of life. I can only think what one thing remains constant.

The DEMOCRAT Party’s Choke hold On the Black Community!

Blacks move in and out, other races move out, jobs gone, drugs, crime, and disease back and festering to higher levels than ever before. The only thing that remains the same is our love for Democrats and everything they tell us to support. I have already embraced a different path and if not for those of us who call out this relationship gone bad, some people would just be happy with the same old, same old. I may not be any more right than the next person, but I see the devil in ALL his forms and this is not what the hell Democracy looks like when I walk down North Avenue.

Lena and Spencer talk, run, and they hide, but at the end of the day we all see the same thing. The hood is still the same as it ever was. They have made little if any impact, they throw us a bone every once in a while to make sure their Couriers, Journals, and Times keep their names visible but what do they really do for YOU?

They keep telling us “it’s the rich business wealthy, evil corporations” and those types raping our communities and taking our opportunities and jobs. Don’t you get tired of hearing the same ish over and over again? When will they own some of this problem and stop getting paid off the backs of blacks?

But WE need to call out the real demons if we’re ever going to get somewhere. I see the real criminals being OUR black representatives first and foremost! Another criminal of the black community is the talking head at the main “news” paper that seems to never do too much here in the city for our young black boys or writers, but sure knows how to stay paid. The other criminals are those black “blue blood” families and bougie negros who want to seem like us (when convenient), but are in bed with the devil himself. Those are the leaders of the attack and rape on black Milwaukee and black everybody! 

Ask yourself this question, they had it their way in this state for almost 2 decades and what did they accomplish? What good did you see from this state in its 2 decades of Democracy? Or will you let them off the hook by blaming GWB and other Republicans? The easy marks!

Let’s break it down shall we?

  • Increased costs for insurance for those of us driving. Thanks black representatives!
  • Payday loan scandals that directly hurt US because who else needs a loan. Thanks black representatives!
  • Lena, Spencer, Tamara are all union funded and branded. They also accept PayDay loan money and love a little something, something from the Arabs as well. Did you really think those corner stores and gas stations just opened up over night without some help? As much as Willie Hines worked to try and keep them at bay, his counterparts in the state worked equally as hard to make it easier for them to open up shop and avoid taxes OUR businesses must pay to do the same business.
  • Finger printing by police at random stops to place US in their databases to be called up when they need to pin something on US. Thanks black representatives!
  • Millions of dollars funneled to Cadillac pensions of white men running unions at the cost of our kids educations and futures.

So I say all this to start a discussion about what is OUR reality and what we expect and how do we use this next election to get what we need to not just maintain but to say ENOUGH!

They say people support them but if we look, there are more of us coming out to show some concern for our own way of life. What about you? Did you notice that Lena spent more time on getting Alberta Darling recalled than on your needs, finding jobs, and helping the truly poor? Does it concern you that she and our other black elected get big money to keep us “in line?” Are we sheep and they are our herders or are we going to back it up and flip the script to show them the muscle we have in this community.

Now I am not saying Republicans got it right all the time, but on this one issue, for this brief moment, we need to rise up and be counted. We need to say to hell with the Democrats this one time and start a new trend and take back both parties (possibly add a new party) and remind them who the hell is in charge and whose money counts in the end.


April 5th I am asking for your voice and your vote. Do not sit by idly and let them get away with the biggest lynching of all time on OUR poor. Will you join me? Will you send them a mandate that unions have their fair share and it is time we gets ours too!

Peace Family,



Analysis shows emails to Walker favored budget repair bill

Gov. Scott Walker was right: The angry crowds in Madison didn’t tell the whole story of how Wisconsinites felt.

In the week after Walker announced his plan to dramatically curtail public employees’ collective bargaining rights in the state budget repair bill, a wide majority of the emails to him expressed support, an analysis of those emails indicates.

They ALL know the only force to be reckoned with, the true silent, majority is the working poor and poor. We get dumped on, just because, by both parties because we are somehow content with the scraps we are given. I am not content to let the rich get richer.

You Have to Spend at Least $5

NO, YOU DONT have to spend at least $5…I really get upset when mechants pull this ish in Black/poor communities.  You can always just take your business elsewhere. However,  you may not have that option, the time or not to mention, the expense of getting in your car and driving down the block. No one else has this madness going on in their community. HOW LONG , BLACK PEOPLE, WILL WE LAY DOWN WHILE WERE WALKED OVER?

The link below has some good consumer information on this subject and many more.  EDUCATE, AGITATE AND ORGANIZE

Lowered Expectations or What?

Did African-Americans  lower their  expectations  or are they just facing  facts?  Can Blacks make the cut as a  respected people in  multi-cultural America?  After the Great Recession and seeing the electing  of a Black president rendered nolo contendere;  What are black people’s thoughts for the future?

African-American children are just as smart as any other children, right?  The lazy Black man is certainly just a myth and the sex-crazed, child neglecting black women is just a character in white-supremacist propaganda. 

There seems to be a lack  of visible outrage in the Black community in light of the fact that Black  people continuously have the highest unemployment numbers in the country, the lowest percentage of college students, the highest incarceration rates,  the lowest number of two-parent households, the list is really long. Notwithstanding, if you have occasion to talk with African-Americans these things are not what they are talking about; why is that?  Have Africans in American finally accepted that they are truly inferior?

Most American ethnic groups respond vociferously when forces impact them in a negative way.  With little more than a whimper coming out of the Black communities these days can one assume that Black people don’t know how bad their condition is, don’t care,  or maybe when you expect nothing that’s just what you get.

Redefining Kwanzaa


Simply put we stopped celebrating Kwanzaa and our culture!


Redefining Kwanzaa

In the time it took me to type this title I know I have lost most of the people who read my blog every Wednesday. People are more concerned about their Christmas dinners and door buster deals then they are about reclaiming our future and getting rid of the black apathy that has nestled in like the proverbial snowball, growing and gaining speed about to crush us all like waiting deer unknowingly pandering about at the bottom of the hill!


In this time of an infant millennium, a new black president, a new social network, possibly a new black mayor, and new media that allows us to connect 24/7 in real time, here we are collectively not discussing issues, not supporting black businesses, getting into elected positions to support the white man’s agenda, using black organizations for personal gain. All this while we sit and “SMH” because it is too much to type out “shake my head” and even more of an imposition to do anything of significance about it. We have let the power of the internet become our new crack, dumbing us down to shorthand and “lol’s” and “:),” we have become useless and tired, overrun and some of us overburdened trying to carry the load for an entire race.

If we do not make our sankofa soon, we risk charting a path of extinction. Though people are so comfortable with the life we seem to be accepting in America, we watch and witness every other race else grow and flourish except for us. We linger and when we move one step ahead, we seem to fall 2 steps behind.

Obama, a great leap forward.

Our National Black Caucus stealing college scholarships, 4 steps behind.

Mayor-to-be Willie Hines, saving families and homes after the floods, a major step forward.

Mike McGee Jr., a young bright mind caught up by the fame and fortune, working our community and its plight. Still people defend him and few publically blast him out of fear and backlash, another tragic step back.

We are so quick to condemn tea party extremists, confederate red states, and our own racist Badger state where colored students cannot protest without being robbed and victimized. We sit quietly by and let our own people tell us how to vote, how to think, what designer clothes to wear so we can look like clowns. We do things that do not help our cause, but make us look like damn fools trying to live like the Jones’ when we should be living black and setting our own trends and standards.  What the hell is up my people? Have we just blended in and forgotten we still have work to do? Is there still some fight left in us or did it stay behind in 2008?

The Power of Kwanzaa resulted in our own postage stamp.

Simply put we stopped celebrating Kwanzaa and our culture! With each passing year people equate Kwanzaa with some cheesy 70’s black exploitation type of stereotypical Negro outdated event. We spend more money on hair weaves then we do on anything black, let alone Kwanzaa. We let Glen Beck make a joke out of this great holiday and he still stays on the air and only a handful voice their opposition to his wrath.

Once upon a time in the 90s, Kwanzaa rivaled Christmas and negative white people actually feared the power and unity created by this EVENT! Our kids learned history, tradition and honor. People lined up at Reader’s Choice and other black stores to buy their Kwanzaa kits and made it a truly powerful, enriching holiday. News stations gathered around to show our pride and power, now they just run a 30-second fluff piece on December 26th.

Really, is that how it’s going down?

What Kwanzaa was, was a chance to have something that was just ours. We welcomed others but this was the annual, all black people meeting to refocus and reenergize the troops. We used it to learn about how to come together and unite, we displayed future generations, their gifts and talents and welcome them into the community and lifted them up! We also celebrated and honored our elders and their accomplishments. We used these seven days to sit and talk and prepare for the journey ahead, reaffirm, recommit, revitalize. We also used it to just be united and call attention to what was going on especially living in this community. We needed Kwanzaa and we still do.

To the creator, to our ancestors, to our youth, we owe you much and yet we give so little. This year, celebrate Kwanzaa! Take time to research this and Facebook less. Buy a Kwanzaa kit or make one of your own, they are not expensive and homemade is the preferred method anyway.

Reader’s Choice is selling kits for $60 and they include everything you need! If you want to get just candles, or books, or some part of the Kwanzaa kit, I am sure they are happy to help. They also have excellent reading material and great Kwanzaa books. Please visit this landmark in our community. It is very worth it and take a young person along, tell them to leave their cell phone and other devices of distraction at home so they can focus on this little diamond we take for granted.

Family, we need to do some serious evaluating and changing. We are not moving forward at the pace in which we should be, despite a recession we are not here for each other, we are not united as we should be and we can no longer blame the white man or government conspiracies, this one is ours to own if we don’t get it together.


Peace Family and Nguzo Saba,




Reader's Choice Bookstore, your Kwanzaa Headquarters! (414) 265-2003


Readers Choice

1950 N Dr Martin Luther King
Milwaukee, WI 53212-3642
(414) 265-2003

For those who are Christian and want to incorporate Kwanzaa with your religion, there are many sites from every denomination that help you celebrate in accordance with your faith. Here is one such link for Catholics for example:

This site focuses on choosing life and not abortion as well as the principles of Kwanzaa. It is very powerful and filled with traditional Christian and Black Catholic spirituality.

For more about Kwanzaa start here:

Kwanzaa is an African-American and Pan-African holiday that celebrates family, community and culture. It is observed from December 26 through January 1 and its origins may be found in the first harvest celebrations of Africa, from which this holiday takes its name. Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase, “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits” in Swahili, a Pan-African tongue that is the most widely spoken language of Africa. The first-fruits celebrations are recorded in African history dating back to Ancient Egypt and Nubia, with references, both ancient and modern, appearing in other classical African civilizations, such as Ashantiland and Yorubaland, and among societies as large as empires…Swaziland, for example…and smaller groups like the Matabele.

Kwanzaa was conceived and developed in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Ron Karenga, an author and scholar-activist who stresses the need to preserve, continually revitalize and promote African American culture. Dr. Karenga is a professor with the Department of Black Studies at California State University in Long Beach. Kwanzaa was first celebrated on December 26, 1966 and having been introduced in the midst of the Black Freedom Movement of the mid-60s, reflects a concern for cultural groundedness in thought and practice. Unity and self-determination are also associated qualities. Primarily created to reaffirm and restore rootedness in African culture, this celebration is an expression of recovery and reconstruction of African culture. The founding organization of Kwanzaa is the Organization Us, which is the authoritative keeper of its tradition. The second function of this holiday is to serve as a regular communal celebration to reinforce and reaffirm the bonds between the African people. A third purpose of Kwanzaa is to introduce and reinforce the “Nguzo Saba” (also known as the “Seven Principles”), representative of communitarian African values, which are: (1) Umoja or Unity; (2) Kujichagulia or Self-Determination; (3) Ujima or Collective Work and Responsibility; (4) Ujamaa or Cooperative Economics; (5) Nia or Purpose; (6) Kuumba or Creativity; and (7) Imani or Faith.

Nguzo Saba Family!