For many years I spoke about issues impacting the Black community on the old Black voices and many other Black oriented sites over the years. It’s been almost 20 years–that’s a long time. The reality of the topics I talked about back in the late nineties–and in the early part of the millennium, seem to now be coming to fruition.
When President Obama was elected as the new leader of this nation, what started out as a Disney movie coming to life; soon became the catalyst of a population of white folks who are dying; now finding a reason to form a coalition of bigots to remind white people that it was their ancestors that ran this country and this N*gger is about to change “their way of life” and they better do something about it now before it was too late. The Tea Party spread fear through the land–then the racist signs came out–then the charge that Obama wasn’t even American, and so on…and so forth. So, the President, feeling the heat of white fear; he began to use language that fed the racist appetites by saying that he “wasn’t just the President of Black people.” Suggesting that Black people better not even think about asking him to do anything to better many of our troubled communities, but everyone else could. What did that say to white folks? It gave them even more fuel to continue their subliminal abuse–so the Republican Party keeps it up in creating more fear through their attitudes against the President–blocking everything he did to try and better the economy. Lying about his healthcare plan, so on and so forth. But…he kept on catering to white folks.
And so do many Black people, particularly those that call themselves our leaders:
Any names that come to mind, people?
- Oprah Winfrey
- President Obama
- Montel Williams
- Condoleeza Rice
- Clarence Thomas
- O.J. Simpson
- Tiger Woods
- The NAACP(Quiz me on this one)
- The Black Boule’
- Many Black NBA and NFL athletes who date or marry non-Black women
Just to name a few.
Today, it’s going to be 88 degrees where I am in Georgia. I’m sitting by a window–looking out at the beautiful flowers and blooming trees and listening to my favorite jams. This thought came to me a few minutes ago(Luther’s Here and Now… is playing). Here and Now…I promised to love faithfully… Such beautiful words and I really do feel that this is the song that many Blacks in power or who have money and position are singing to White America. Cooning…and grinnin’, just longing for that pat on the back that says, “Now that’s a Good N*gger.”
Am I off base?
These days, you rarely even see Black culture on television anymore. Like Sunday night while watching The Good Wife. Why is it that when they have Black people on these shows, they are sleeping with white characters? Same goes for the now defunct show, Off The Map, located somewhere in the islands, on ABC in which there is one Black guy in the cast and he’s sleeping with a white chick. So, the subliminal message here is that if you’re Black and successful, you are approved to sleep with White folks? This is yet the persistent resistance of Whites in media and Hollywood to show Black love. Why is that?
Scandal is not an equalizer but more so it appeases white racists and weak-minded Black folks of a Black woman being allowed to exploit the sexual myth of the high sexuality of Black women with the most powerful man in the world; but the white woman he’s married to is his beneficiary and will inherit his wealth. Who’s the fool?
Where is the backlash against the networks from our community?
And how can I not speak about the lack of “brown faces” on Oprah’s new network when she first debuted OWN. Gail doesn’t count. What was Oprah thinking about in neglecting the African American community? There is no excuse for this. We buy products just like everyone else and our buying power is not to be taken lightly. Yet, Black folks still watched.
Our president seems to have been advised, misinformed and betrayed by angry white males, hell bent on making him look weak, indecisive and something to make fun of rather than respect. And it’s all about respect. Everything he does is questioned, probed and analyzed by white folks. Can the man do anything right in their eyes. Yet, it was the greed, arrogance and criminal acts of white males that got this country in the economic crisis it is now in.
His predecessor, George Bush, had a faithful servant in the service of former Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice. She endorsed her President and never acted in opposition to whatever he chose to do–mind you that many of his policies hurt our community. Hurricane Katrina…anyone? And people know that there was no reason to attack and kill Sadaam Hussein. It was clearly an act of revenge for his father’s failure to destroy him in the War of Desert Storm.
And still yet, Black folks…wanna be like by white folks.
The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909. Link: [url=http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history]http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history[/url]
More reference: http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2012/07/real-truth-of-naacps-founding.html
But did you know that no Black was allowed to serve as Director until 1975. That’s right. Our oldest Civil Rights organization was headed by whites. How could an organization designed to help Black people, not allow Blacks to run it–and be allowed to do it? And why would white folks wish to be part of an organization for the benefit of Black people ? The only reason why whites contribute money to the NAACP is so that they can dictate policy. So, is our nation’s oldest Civil Rights organization really working for its people or is it a co-conspirator with our enemy?
“The civil-rights generation is exiting the American stage—not in a haze of nostalgia but in a cloud of gloom, troubled by the persistence of racism, the apparent weaknesses of the generation following in its wake, and the seeming indifference of much of the country to black America’s fate.”
One would have to be reminded of Jim Crow laws. It once was a law that if there were 3 Blacks or more, they could not be allowed to meet without the company of a white man. This is the truth. Some of you can attest to this in public and even on your job–if Blacks congregate; for some unknown reason, some white man or woman, possibly even in management, starts prancing around, looking and observing…trying to see “what you people are up to.” Some even are bold enough to insinuate themselves into the conversation.
The Black Boule’–Black versoin of the Illuminati. The Black Elite. Whatever you wish to call them…is a collection of about 4000+ of the wealthiest Black men in America–and none of them are doing anything on behalf of African Americans. Link:
There is a reason why Black people keep seeing issues like what happened with LA Clippers owner Don Sterling. I find it hilarious that all of a sudden, the Black players were insulted because he said he didn’t like Black people and didn’t want his mixed girlfriend to be seen taking pictures with them–yet–many of these ball players are not even married to Black women.
It’s duplicity and hypocrisy.
So, adding all of them together, entertainers, organizations and individual leaders that love to appoint themselves over us–WHO IS REALLY REPRESENTING BLACK AMERICA?