Black Celebrities DON’T REPRESENT US!

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For some reason, there is this general attitude that every actor/actress of African descent must represent the Black race as a whole.  They are not leaders.

That may have meant something in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but in this current generation; I don’t want to be associated with many of those who are part of the Hollywood/Celebrity cliques today. Although many of them  are very talented and interesting; their lives and behavior are not reflective of the convictions that I hold or the community at large, per se.

Some of you may be confused by the photo for this commentary–there is a reason for it: many of your so called Black celebrities do not serve the Black community when they become rich; they become an extension of White Supremacy.  The rule of White Supremacy for Black people who want to be rich: Do Not use your money to help your own people.  

Look at the behavior of many of our Black celebrities.  

Recently, Barney’s was in the news for racial profiling Black customers.  It’s been reported that Jay-Z has decided to keep his deal with the company even after recent alegations of Black customers being abused by personnel of this department store.  http://abcnews.go.com/Business/jay-defends-deal-barneys-fans-urge-rapper-break/story?id=20682761  Now why would someone who  is racially conscious do this–even after the urging of his fans to sever ties.  Who is Jay-Z really working for?

There is nothing that Denzel Washington, Steve Harvey, Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Laurence Fishburne, Whoopi Goldberg, et al., can say or do that defines the character, intellect and spirit of my being better than I can.

Celebrities are nothing more than an extension of the larger community of our people. They are not spokesman or clergy. They represent a conglomerate that is designed to sell illusion. Nothing more.

When their actions condemn them; the media is quick to come to our community and ask our reaction. As is the case with Tiger Woods. But for those of us who PAY ATTENTION; Tiger Woods condemned himself over 15 years ago on Oprah when he stated that he did not consider himself Black. He looked directly at Oprah and stated that he liked to refer to himself as a “CAUBLINASIAN.” And in an audience filled with Black folks mind you. Thus, when he got caught with his pants down with all of those poor white COCKtail waitresses–who just happened to get very rich after scandalizing him…causing his divorce from his very blond Swedish wife; the Black community reminded Tiger of what he said to Oprah in 1997, and thanked him sincerely. For once, this one wasn’t on us.

African history is far deeper than what Hollywood could possibly portray, but Hollywood doesn’t like Black people and doesn’t mind reminding us of that.

Thus, I contend that Black people need to stop looking to celebrities in general as a means of identity of who we are. But we need to always make Black celebrities accountable if what they represent to the media contradicts who and what we truly are as a people.

Can you dig it?

 

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24 comments on “Black Celebrities DON’T REPRESENT US!

  1. Perhaps I am years late truthangel07 on this subject but you are correct about celebrities. It’s refreshing to see/read that there are some conscious black people out there!!

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  9. Living Consciously says:

    And Lil Wayne has some nerve talking about anyone as HE is the ugliest dark skinned woman on the planet. Filthy animal! Boycott Jay-Z, his Wife and the lot of ALL those nasty industry people willingly destroying our culture for money. Not forgetting those in power that say nothing as well.

    I do NOT support any of it on any level. I don’t buy their music or listen to the radio stations playing black degrading music. I don’t watch ANY of those negative black Reality Shows including the so called Christian singing sisters. I will not be a slave to this as they have infiltrated everything in society.

    It is hard but I REFUSED to be dictated to, told what i should buy, where and what I should eat, how I should act, what I should watch or listen to, where I should live, dress like, follow etc. You do not own me and I didn’t sell my soul to you! You are NOT my master and I control my own life!

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  11. Adeen says:

    Well written article. Right on point. None of these so called Black celebrities represent us. They are just apart of White supremacy and are only Black when it is convienant for them. And Jay Z’s endorsement of Barney’s even after there were complaints from Black customers of discrimination proves my point that they are just apart of White supremacy. Thus these so called Black celebrities don’t and shouldn’t represent Black people in America or around the world

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    • truthangel07 says:

      Jay-Z is dead as far as I’m concerned; literally and figuratively. He is so obsessed with becoming part of the Elite structure; he’ll do it to the detriment of his own people.

      I’m posting a BAN JAY-Z posting on my timeline on facebook.

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      • Adeen says:

        And we should ban Lil Wayne too after how he disrespects dark skin Black girls and women and women in his music everywhere. We should boycott 98% of the Black male rappers out today including female rapper, Shitty Minaj because they make money off of music that degrades themselves and their race. And we should also boycott Kanye West because whenever anyone buys his albums, the money goes to the Kardashians.

        None of these Black celebrities represent us, I swear!

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      • truthangel07 says:

        LiL Wayne has no business talking about how anyone looks. I swear he looks like an alien hybrid himself. Ugly men are a trip sometimes…

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      • jay is a sell out always has been, he is lame and he’s done other things that should make any sane black person not support him. Let’s see he and other celebs said they were boycotting florida in the wake of trayvon’s killer getting off and jayz goes and performs in florida with Justin timberfake anyway. Then he disses harry Belafonte for telling the truth and now this smh,

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      • truthangel07 says:

        I’m waituing for someone to kick Jay-Z’s ass.

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      • Rashada J says:

        Jay-Z died a long time ago, lol. Dead man walking..

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      • truthangel07 says:

        That’s a good way of putting it…

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    • Ken Williams Sr. says:

      I could not have said that any better . These so ” black celebrities ” are all about a self serving agenda that have nothing to do with serving the black community as a whole . All ot them are freakin useless when it comes to cultual
      and political awareness to uplift blacks in America or Africa . They worship the
      white man’s money more than they do themselves .

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      • truthangel07 says:

        That’s about right and I just don’t have an interest in many of them.

        The celebrities today are a product of this f’d up society and the only thing they produce is BS!

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