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I’m sitting here looking out the window, listening to Common’s Like Water For Chocolate, and this track (title) is playing.  It got me to thinking about a lot of things; and the title has me feeling some kind of way.  Remember the days when Black music made you get amped?  I’m not feeling this current state of negativity and fear right now.  I’m a warrior and I’m looking for the battle–not running from it. I’m just that kind of chick.

Where are the warriors!  Where?  Where are those dudes that walked down the street in the neighborhood who walked in a squad–like African lions, fearless, strong, no equal in sight?  Their presence was bold; and no one dared challenge them.  Cold Blooded. Ruthless.  Kings!

There was a time when Black folks walked like the kings and queens we called ourselves. We were uppity.  Proud.  Unapologetic.

BLACK AMERICA IS DEAD!

Black culture has been on a respirator and so has the country.  Our spirit has been weakened and this country it seems is on life support.  When our fire rises.  America soars. It is our energy that makes everything move with rhythm.  From music to fashion, everything we touched was more creative.  Like the sun brightens and nourishes; so did our culture do the same for this country we call America.

Love and Happiness.  Will it return?  Will we dance again?  Will the funk revive the Funkateers who have been hibernating, in distress from so much gloom?

I wonder.

So I listen to Common.  And I hunger for something different to revive us.  Something that will make the light shine again.  I miss good times.

And so I fantasize we’ll be happy again.  Making this place pop!  Elevating everything around us!  It’s time to push evolution through our consciousness.  Create from the divinity within each of us.  Find out identity again.

It’s time to flip this script!

Time to start a new thing!  Afrofuturism please!  Take us away…to another galaxy.  Our existence here has been compromised.

The world is waiting for Black People to return!

 

 

I’m A Ruthless…@$&F! And I’ll Prove It!

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No.  This isn’t me.  But the attitude conveyed in the pic, fits.  Yeah.  I’m feeling some kind of way today.  I’m unapologetic and dare anyone to try me–just once.

Had a nice talk this morning with a friend.  We were discussing nosy, aggravating MUTHAS who don’t know how to mind their own business but have enough time to try and manage your life.  This really was just venting for me.  One of my aunts had called me the previous night–and upon answering the phone, the woman didn’t even say hello but proceeded to tell me what to do about a matter in which she, number one, had no input financially or spiritually, and two, it was NONE OF HER DAMN BUSINESS.  This particular aunt is very proactive in trying to dictate what others should do in situations but she is also the aunt who spent years in an abusive marriage, was a co-dependent, never went to college, never worked, was an alcoholic, drug addict, chronic smoker, LOVED TO PARTY, et al, but yet, she now thinks that because she finally started going to church; it is her duty to handle everyone else’s affairs.  But here’s the kicker: I NEVER ASKED FOR HER HELP OR ADVICE. Of course, I told her off.  She couldn’t handle my truth, thus, she hung up in my face.  Oh! I don’t play that!  Immediately, I blocked her number.

I’m not in the mood for this.

The audacity of this woman.  I guess she forgot where she came from. I had to remind her: Just because you stopped getting high, doesn’t mean you’re clean. Anything can trigger your addiction again. The sky is too high to be sitting on a pedestal, looking down at those who are still crawling. Don’t fall and break your neck.

Have you ever just not cared?  I mean…you really, really, REALLY, don’t care and you actually fantasize about some unsuspecting nimrod who becomes foolishly bold, and decides to try you, simply based on their presumption that “you won’t do anything to them…” So they think.  But they don’t know you, do they?  They…DON’T.  And like any cat, you have to discipline the little mouse who didn’t realize the power it was tempting.

This morning, my aunt called…very early.  It was 6:00 a.m.  My mother, who lives with me, answered the phone.  I was getting reading for work.  I don’t talk on the phone that early in the morning if it isn’t an emergency. They spoke briefly.  When she got off the phone, she mentioned my aunt said she loved me.

Really?

My eyebrow raised.  Oh, she had a touch of conscience? Woman, please…I know your ass, ok.

Yeah. Whatever…

Family, right.

 *Rolling eyes*

The Inauguration of What?

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If a picture is worth a thousand words; than this most definitely leaves all speechless.

My goodness.

Another change of the guard.  The transition of power began the moment the helicopter lifted and took the Obamas away into history.

The dream left the white house yesterday and a possible nightmare entered.

People are dazed and confused.  But we knew this day was coming.  However, to see the actual reality unfold has many wondering, what on earth has this country done?  Did we get snookered?

I was at work so I only caught the late night media recap of the event but I was on Facebook and it was virtually like a wake.  It’s as if everyone was in mourning.

The Obamas lived in the White House for 8 years without one scandal. Love all the photos. And there were some great ones. Everyone treated them like they were a fabulous celebrity couple.  This was a PRESIDENCY!  Not the prom king and queen living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.  We’re not electing someone we like but a leader who is going to handle our affairs at home and abroad. Whoever is put in this position, is to lead an administration that will affect your life.   It was great theater but what  will his legacy truly be?  This is serious business.  A great president is measured by what he accomplished. What did Obama really do for Black people? I highly recommend that you listen to this video for clarity:

Will Trump be able to last that long?  He’s 70.  That’s old.  And the presidency is a very physically demanding job.  But Da Donald, thinks he can do anything.

Like everyone else, I don’t know what to expect from this new administration.  But I do know we better WAKE THE HELL UP!  We need to be aware of what is going on.  And trust me, THERE IS A LOT GOING ON.

So. What Will Happen Next?

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This morning, I woke up as usual.  I prayed to God–giving thanks.  Then I went into the bathroom.  The hot water spigot is stripped–and the water is not feeding through when trying to shower.  My blood pressure went up a bit but mainly I just took it in stride and accepted that this is just another issue to put on the block.

Nonetheless, I’m not yet ready to blog any pieces about anything yet.  As most of you, I am waiting till after the Inauguration.

Obama gave his last speech in Chicago last night.  That’s my hometown.  I wish I could have been there.  I was laying down when it came on and only heard about 10 minutes of it before dozing off.  I checked it out again on the news-feed and I was struck by how unmoved I was.  Honestly, I haven’t been that impressed with Obama.  He’s done some things but I feel that African Americans didn’t hold him accountable.  His capitulation to the Republican Party and to White America’s Fear of a Black President, literally set the tone for the election of Donald Trump.

Here is the full speech for those who missed it:

9 days from now, a new man will sit in the seat being vacated by President Barack Hussein Obama.

What kind of transition will this be?

I am actually not ready to make any kind of speculation because frankly, I just can’t call it right now.

Today, I’m focused on getting myself in a position where I won’t have to work.  I really am thinking about retiring young.  There is a lot I want to do.  And I am going to put more energy in becoming THE OWNER of what I do.  Entrepreneurship is the best route for African Americans in my opinion.  I got plans.  BIG PLANS.

As for the rest, I’m sure there will be a lot to talk about in 2017.  But…as of yet, we’ll all just have to wait and see what will unfold.

PIZZAGATE! The Scandal That Could Be Bigger Than Watergate!

I spoke about this during the election. It’s very disturbing. But if you haven’t heard of Pizzagate and how sick and sordid this is, you really need to check your priorities.

It’s so sordid, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other social media outlets, literally were blocking people’s accounts who dared even talk about it.  Mainstream media won’t even report it out of fear.  The powers that be are blocking all TRUTH TELLERS!

This is why Hillary Clinton didn’t get elected!!!

Research it on Google to get caught up. But here is Professor Griff speaking on it.

It’s so despicable; it could make Watergate look like a trite misunderstanding.

People need to start PAYING ATTENTION to what is going on in this world.

These things are happening right up under our noses.

The Bible Says that ALL secrets shall be revealed.  “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.’  Luke 8:17

WAKE UP!!!

*Spread This News!!!*

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Do You Over-Stand The Importance of Your Melanin?

One of the greatest areas of irritation for me has been the coming out of white racists because of the motivation of one of our presidential candidates.  White power organizations have been having one of the greatest reasons to find new relevancy after Donald Trump’s racist invocations against Mexican people.  And then it was on.

White racism was thought to be dormant–even by some Black people.  But those of us who are conscious, knew this day would come.  White people have been bold in their hatred and bias; even in social media, they have been feeling embolden to speak what’s really in their hearts.

Well, racism aside, this past week, I read an article about comments from Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, said some very derogatory things about Michelle Obama.  What captured my attention were the hate-filled, racist comments of the majority white respondents.  I couldn’t help but to give a rebuttal.  And trust me, it was a “mouse-ful.”  My words were tactful but went to the jugular of the pathology of white hate.

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There is a deeper component of what is really wrong with white people and that is the purpose of this blog topic.

Melanin is one of the most important biochemicals in our bodies.

“Melanin is important because it’s the most primitive and universal pigment in living organisms. Melanin is produced in the pineal gland. Abundantly found in primitive organisms such as fungi, as well as advanced primates. Furthermore, within each living organism, melanin appears to be located in the major functional sites. For example, in vertebrates, melanin is not only present in the skin, eyes, ears, central nervous system, it can also be found in the pineal gland, pituitary gland, thyroid gland, thymus gland, adrenal gland, and the barathary gland. Melanin is abundantly present in the viscera, including the heart, liver, arteries, the muscles, and the gastrointestinal tract; thus, within each and every living organ which aids the human body melanin appears. Regardless of what color your skin appears to be all genes in all creatures on this planet are black because they are coated with melanin.

The amount of melanin in the skin is one of the most variable of human traits, and many polygenes are involved. Groups of people or the population of the world were once classified according to the skin shade: Black (Nubians), White (Caucasians), Yellow (Orientals) and Red (Native Americans) etc… We must realize that just because this is the way they have classified people does not mean this is the way it should be. The hues of color of your skin depend on several factors. First is the amount of melanin in the outer layers of the skin. Melanin acts as a filter to prevent damage to the delicate deeper layers of the skin, by penetration of ultraviolet light.”

As it relates to Black people, it gives our entire existence profound relevance to this entire planet.  Melanin gives Black people superior mental, physical and mental abilities.

“Melanin refines the nervous system in such a way that messages from the
brain reach other areas of the body most rapidly in Black people, the
Original People. Black infants sit, stand, crawl and walk sooner than
whites, and demonstarte more advanced cognitive skills than their white
counterparts because of their abundance of Melanin. Carol Barnes writes
“…your mental processes (brain power) are controlled by the same
chemical that gives Black humans their superior physical (atheltics,
rhythmic dancing) abilities. This chemical… is Melanin!” The
abundance of Melanin in Black humans produces a superior organism
physically, mentally and spiritiually. This why all the founders of the
world’s great religions are Black. Melanin is the neuro-chemical basis
for what is called SOUL in Black people. In the same way Blacks excel in
athletics, they can excel in all other areas as well (like they did in
the past!) once the road blocks are removed!”

We all should be studying this in depth.

I posted the above video because it is going deeper into the subject of melanin.

Black people represent the divine.  We are the first people of this planet–The Original Man.  God made us in HIS IMAGE.

That is why we are so connected to the spiritual realm.

We are gods.

Re: Links

http://www.sankofa.ch/texts/Melanin.htm

http://www.rastafarispeaks.com/cgi-bin/forum/archive1/config.pl?md=read;id=69155

A deeper lecture on the subject:

Birth of A Nation Flopped! What Killed It?

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Filmmaker’s Controversial Past Takes Its Toll On ‘Birth Of A Nation’ At The B.O.

Well, for those of you still pondering whether or not to go see Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, if you go by its weekend box office debut, it might motivate you to not go.

What happened?

For months, this movie was all over the news.  It’s director/producer and star, Nate Parker was in high rotation promoting the movie. He did a lot of ground work to get the movie made. But right around the time the movie received a standing ovation at the Sun Dance Movie Festival; and was sold to Fox Searchlight for 17 million.  There was high hopes.  Many were sure this mostly Black movie cast was headed for Oscars.  And then…the white chick happened.  A dead white chick at that.  Apparently, 17 years ago, Nate Parker  and a friend were accused of raping a young 19 year old white co-ed  while she was passed out at Penn State.  There was a trial, Nate was acquitted.  The jury felt that his sexual involvement with the young woman was consensual but his friend’s involvement was not. Nate got on with his life.  The accuser committed suicide 12 years later.

Nate Parker has been in over 15 movies after this incident.  This issue was never challenged before but when he decided to make a movie–on his own about Nat Turner, one of the greatest leaders to ever lead a slave rebellion in 1831 in Southhampton Country, Virginia; all of this surfaced.  Why now?  It’s not typical for a filmmaker’s past to influence success of their movie but this incident has been the focal point of every press interview he’s been in from the Toronto Film Festival, Good Morning America and 60 Minutes.

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Many believe that the negativity of the rape case is what has hurt it from crossing over into broader audiences.  60% of the ticket buyers were African American.

The exit polls for the movie have been good, so what killed it?

Yes, Nate Parker has a white wife.  And some Black people have spoken about and pondered how a man not married to a Black woman could portray such a strong Black figure.  But many women began protesting the movie.  Including Black women at that. They stated the rape charge as the reason why they couldn’t support the movie.  Yet, is this really about rape or something else?  I just can’t understand how Black women can protest Nate Parker but not see how white racists used them–AGAIN to destroy a Black man.

The second reason that may be for the backlash is that there are white men killed in this movie.

We are in a war.  There is an agenda to portray Black men in a certain kind of way. This film is about an uprising at a very critical time in our history.  Some among us have an issue with Black men being seen in a masculine way.  With recent violence taking the lives of so many, this film could have been a justification to properly cement the anger toward the establishment’s insistence on reigniting White Supremacy.

I still might go see the movie.  It’s an important part of our history.

Nate Parker used his own money to make this movie.  Supporting him is a matter of choice but standing up for what this movie stands for, is a matter of principal.

This is artistry at its best.

Will Black people save it?

That would make the biggest statement of all.