Why we get together?


Originally posted on THE MILWAUKEE DRUM:

20140531_19361620140531_19341020140531_19334320140531_193932How much of what ails us today as a society could be remedied by some old fashioned love and togetherness? The kind we share at the “get-together.”

Its a beautiful Spring day, Im sitting out on the front porch watching life on Center St. Milwaukee unfold; with some family members when one of my nieces says, ” Lets get together for some of Yo Mama-in-law’s to-die-for Salmon Croquettes?” “Cool,” I said. “Let me holler at her and make sure she’s up to it.” Well about a week passes and then I text and inbox everybody that next Sunday we were going to have a Salmon Croquette Bruch at my house around 11 a.m. and Mama going to do the cooking, but we have to buy erthing, you know, pot-luck style. Well, that Sunday all the family shows up. Salmon croquettes, bacon, eggs,sausage, grits, rice, onions and potatoes, and you know…

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Why we get together?


20140531_193616 20140531_193410 20140531_193343 20140531_193932How much of what ails us today as a society could be remedied by some old fashioned love and togetherness? The kind we share at the “get-together.”

Its a beautiful Spring day, Im sitting out on the front porch watching life on Center St. Milwaukee unfold; with some family members when one of my nieces says, ” Lets get together for some of Yo Mama-in-law’s to-die-for Salmon Croquettes?” “Cool,” I said. “Let me holler at her and make sure she’s up to it.” Well about a week passes and then I text and inbox everybody that next Sunday we were going to have a Salmon Croquette Bruch at my house around 11 a.m. and Mama going to do the cooking, but we have to buy erthing, you know, pot-luck style. Well, that Sunday all the family shows up. Salmon croquettes, bacon, eggs,sausage, grits, rice, onions and potatoes, and you know we had biscuits and Alaga syrup. If you under thirty, you don’t know nothing about Alaga. We ate, drank and commensurated like we do. When the smoke cleared, Salmon juice was all on the wall, in the flower pots everywhere. Im Just kidding, but you get my point, we ate our backs out. All while we were catching up, sharing stories and reminiscing folks kept asking, “what we getting together for?” The answer kept coming back “just because we love each other.” So After we ate and began to recover from the food-coma that Black folks go into when they eat good food. Folks made them some plates to go, I led in the reading of the African Pledge, My sister, Minister Michele, whose not a real minister, we just call her that because she prays and ministers everywhere she goes, led us in a beautiful prayer and my Mama-in-law chided us to stay free and be self-determining. The folks who were still at the house, on couches, in chairs in all positions and degrees of half sleep, began to reflect on the day. Everyone said they had a ball and that statement we always make “WE HAVE TO DO THIS MORE OFTEN”
The point is, this writer thinks, the family is the solution to a lot of the problems of the world today. Next time you chilling with family and friends think about and be grateful for each other and remember the only reason we need for coming together is the fact that if we don’t come together we will perish separately. Peace.

WOW!….Only in America…Where Politics Breeds Arrogant Boldness!


Only in America can a convicted felon run for public office. Talk about putting a “Fox in charge of the Hen house.”  Then again, the prison Gary George served his time, Federal Prison Camp, Duluth Minn, is more like a long-term stay at a golf resort. Also, Gary George once released broke the stereotype that “X Felons are consider “unemployable” in Americas workforce. Gary George intellectually is far from being what is consider “dummies.” .Gary George_safe_image http://www.wisn.com/politics/gary-george-explains-why-hes-running-for-congress/26332574#!UV7Z2.

Gary made a bold attempt in 2008 to have his law license reinstated, but a lower Court and upper Supreme Court determined he had yet, learned the lesson, “Foxes should not get caught in the Hen house.” But in 2010 the Courts determined Gary learned the lesson, and reinstated his Wisconsin Bar Law license, see link   http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/state-court-reinstates-gary-george-s-law-license/article_41a2a7e0-cc9f-11df-bc34-001cc4c03286.html

America after all said and done, does forgive convicted felons. At least if convicted of what is socially considered a “white-collar crime.” Notice Gary George above photo…He is wearing a white-collar.

The question for voting residents in Wisconsin Congressional 4th District is; If elected will Gary George do better than the incumbent Congresswoman Gwen Moore representation these past 9 years? Especially in light of Huffington Post, recent “dark exposure” reporting about Congresswoman Moore covert corporate stooges role for Wall Street…see link.. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/congressional-black-caucus-wall-street_n_5399290.html?fb_action_ids=780827855261345&fb_action_types=og.shares&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582.

My God she’s a Democrat…I know!, Go figure! Have you read a public response from Congresswoman Moore. Maybe she hoping it will just go away then she can continue her corporate stooges role by operating under the wire of scrutiny which is highly practiced in Milwaukee, WI, by Elected Democratic Leadership. Especially, down town in City Hall, (Mayor Tom Barrett and other Elected City Council members present and former elect’s.

I stated Gary George is far from being not smart. More than likely he sees (Congresswoman) Gwen Moore as a lame incumbent duck  for this fall hunting season rather Congressional Election Season. We all take calculated risk unknowingly and knowingly in our lives. But American Politics is control by the “Good Old Boy’s Club,” and it has a long history of secrets hidden behind closed doors where political deals and compromises are create.

Unknowingly many Professional Black politicians since the 1970s have had limited membership privileges. Black Politian’s knowingly aware of their limited privileges in the “club,” are what referred to as a “Sell Out” by America’s Black politically aware masses. Up until America Elected its first Black President into the Oval Office in 2008 (Hurrah) Black Politian’s knew this seat was off-limits and those Black Politian’s that indulged in running for the seat in the Oval Office, seem to have been symbolic campaigns to say the least.

Unseen political back door deals with Corporate America often come under the public eye of scrutiny because in many of these deals lines between legal and illegal remain obscure until State Courts, DOJ or a Congressional Committee investigations is launch proceeding reports, such as, the Huffington Post “detailed” report about Congresswoman Moore apparent conflicting political relationships with Wall Street Banks and Corporates… linked to this report by, Tony Muhammad.

America’s Need For A Black Political Party In The 21st Century…January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2100


If I may offer some clarity about Black Americans today supporting the Democratic platform. It is true Black Americans once supported the Republican Party. The two political parties began to flip-flop membership in 1964. Our freed forefathers and mothers who remained (99%) in America naturally joined the Republican Party after the Emancipation Proclamation because of the so-call American Emancipator, Abe Lincoln was a Republican.

The Democratic Party for the most part was Southern / Confederate ideology base. Up to when Democrat Lyndon Johnson signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Voting Blacks jump the ship of the Republican party to the Democratic Party during this period in American politics. Likewise with Whites leaving their Democratic Party joining the Republican. A Democrat today is not a Democrat 150 years ago.

I contend it would have been better for all Emancipated slaves be repatriated back to our homelands in Africa. Sadly, that is the apex of the dilemma Black Americans will always face being descendants of freed slaves, “here by choice” dealing with knowingly or unknowingly. And if anyone researched fully what Abe Lincoln fully desired for x slaves one would realize it included full repatriation of our freed forefathers and mothers.

President Lincoln full  emancipation plan was not the desires of the US Congress, backed by the Elite’s which many members retained new and improved Confederate ideologies. Regarding using Black men and women perpetually as newly adopted lower class citizens, to continue building Southern States and Industrial Northern States.

 

Thereby, paying low wage earnings for “Black Servitude” to benefit White America.Black Americans have yet to realize American politricks two-party system..

When we do, if we do, we will begin the task to create a Black Political Party that represents real group thinking for the advancement of Black Americans in all of America’s social institutions.

The after effects of electing America’s first Black President has created a vacuüm in the American society. Tail Spinning American politics between its divided lines not seen in 150 years.

The true problem with 21st Century Black Americans is we are divided as a group / race within our group. We are socially mechanized under the controlled majority white group / race here in America. So much so to our own demise we are unable to seize this shifting moment in American politics and its society looking for “real change.” Yet the society over-all does not have the will to correct its inherited race problems from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Black Americans; For the sake of our future posterity here in the American society must desist at once all our group divisions. Come together regardless of all White American social ideologies (New and Old) we have learned and adapted. Use those ideologies to create and advance the new structure “Change” stalled here in the infancy of the 21st Century.

We must break the alliance with all past social experiments that have failed the past 60 years to make sure for our posterity,  all American citizens, and people of the World an end to the brutal past centuries still plaguing humanity today.

BLACK MAN AND WOMAN WAKE UP!