Monday, December 28, 2009

Yes Sir, Tell'em the Truth!

In an interview with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks on Monday, the President responded to black critics who say he hasn’t done much for Black America:

“The only thing I cannot do is, by law, I cannot pass laws that say ‘I’m just helping black folks.’ I’m the president of the entire United States. What I can do is make sure that I am passing laws that help all people, particularly those who are most vulnerable and most in need. That in turn is going to help lift up the African-American community.”

Let me step on my soap box and say," Be the change you want to see in this world and Ninja's make me sick."

What the flip are these "critics" flapping their gums about? What the flip is a "black job" or a black issue? Oh I know, killing each other. Half the homicides in the US of A are black people and 97% of those homicides are committed by other black people. Yes, google it. Um, this is nothing new. Obama ain't do that.

I believe in my hearts of hearts that no amount of economic gain or hand outs will "save" black folks. Say they do create black jobs for every black person, BTW they never say specifically what a black job is, but what if we all got one? Ninja's would be argue over who is making what, who is in charge, the crabs in a barrel syndrome we've had for so long would be in full effect. Then some ninja's would move to white people land and take their dollars with them, cause white or as close to white is always right. Those who didn't receive their black job and decided to own their own business would suffer. The black vote in the area would no longer hold any power, basically what little 'community' we have would surely die.

So Obama has to throw us a bone. Cause HE owes us. Let us not forget that half of us didn't even vote, google that too. Let us not forget that economies in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana have already been in an economic depression. The auto industry, steel mills, and manufacturing jobs have already taken a toll on the lower middle class, schools in these communities have already been performing poorly, violence was already running rampant and instead of going to our city councilmen, mayors and governors whom we've let stay in office for decades we go all the way to the President of the USA, damn them mofos stealing gift cards and hiding money in the freezer.

In short if you need a job, better health care, better schools, or whatever, Obama is trying to talking to you.

For some reason black people have taken on the attitude of being victims or being 'special' meaning we need to be coddled and special attention because we're black and incapable, almost 50 years after the civil rights movement, of functioning as citizens of this nation.

I really think that some of us forget that we are U.S. citizens with equal rights, granted we have to fight tooth and nail for them over and over, but we have the right to anything 'they' have. This is what Obama is saying. We have the right to partake in the fruits of his labor it just won't be handed to us on a silver or gold rimmed platter.

(Getting off my soapbox.)

This is it

So Spike Lee directed the video for MJ's last song, This is it. I like the song, and I am more in awe of Michael than the actual artistry of the video. MJ is the true example of someone walking in his purpose and he is missed.

Michael Jackson - This Is It - Directed by Spike Lee from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Song inspiration for the New Year

Just Getting Started by Day 26

We winnin, I push it very hard
We winnin, I climb a lot of mountains
We winnin, I ran a million yards
We winnin, but man who's counting
We winnin, it ain't about to slow down
We winnin, you're gonna have to catch me
We winnin, and it's about to go down
We taking over R&B like it's the next thing

Click the title for the song.

I heart this movie

It's that time again

I heart the holiday season. I do, even though I get bouts of the blues from time to time. Next to September, January is my favorite month. It signifies a “new beginning.” After the roller coaster that is shopping, family gatherings/showdowns, burnt cookies, cursing out sales people, donating to charities, giving gifts, getting gifts, partying or wallowing, January is a time to chill out and refuel, you know after you take down the holiday decorations, IF you bothered to put any up. Every year since the fifth grade I would write my New Year’s Resolutions at this time.
They pretty much have been the same: lose five pounds, tone up, eat less junk food, watch less t.v., spend less, yadda, yadda yadda.

This year I’m going to change my paradigm (PEAR-A –DIG-EM), remember that commercial? Any who, instead of less, I’m going to think MORE. Maybe that way the tasks won’t seem so arduous and constrictive. Know what I mean?


Instead of - Think

Eat healthier - Eat MORE fruits and veggies

Lose five pounds- Get MORE exercise

Stick to a budget - Save MORE first (if I put it away in my savings first, I won’t have much to
spend, Ah ha!)

Put family first -Spend MORE time with the fam

So in addition to my mainstays above, hopefully that’ll get crossed of the list for 2011, for 2010 I’m also going to:

Give MORE. Smile MORE. Pray MORE. Read MORE. Say MORE. Live MORE. Be MORE