Saturday, July 31, 2010

Negro Please!

I have always like Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California,but for the past few days I have chuckled at the fact shes been caught with her hand in the Federal cookie jar.
Congresswoman Waters represents areas such as Watts and Compton and for her to have steered Federal money into the bank her husband sits on the board of directors is well,ashame.
I enjoyed the image of the tiredless advocate for the poor she projected,but no more,Maxine has been exposed and now she is crying foul.
Sorry Congresswoman,but you and Congressman Rangel of New York need to go!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spiritual and Religious Charlatans in My Community

I love and  appreciate the religious and spiritual training I recieved as a child growing up, Southern Black Baptist,  straight out of the tobacco fields of Southeastern North Carolina.
I remember the church services of my youth in the small country churches in the  quietness of Brunswick County,NC.
I remember the powerful preachers that traveled the county to hold services at the small churches throughout the county.
When my parents migrated north to Baltimore in the late 1950's they brought that same culture with them to the big city.
So when I think  of the Black Church my ideal and memory are those of my youth,that church now has a crack in it's foundation.
As I travel the streets of Black Pittsburgh every morning at 5am,the hope for the future looks dim.
Most of the people I see don't seem to know which way is up or down!

I pass the women on the corners selling their bodies to the first car that stops.
I pass the drug dealer peddling his or her wares with Pittsburgh's men and women in blue ignoring it all.
I pass at least ten churchs out of my community on my way to work and all of them are closed except for Sunday morning.
Some are monster size churchs with thousands of members,other are small store front churchs with as few as twenty members,but they are all closed.
The Black Minister was the backbone of my community and I want to still see him as that.
The real world tells me that day and time has passed me by and it's time to get real about the church I love so much.
What is it about a man or woman who would take a title such as preacher and use that postion to pimp and exploit the very people you are charged to direct?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Blogging While Pretending To Be Black

What is it about some Black Bloggers out here,even though some of us are of different ideologies,what's with the blatant disrespect for anothers opinion?
Why does it seem some of us have not learned that no matter what your postion is in this american society,that you still carry a responsibility to respect yourself and others.
When has it become so fashionably to slam other black people,who may be ignorant of situations?
Have we forgotten our history,because we now may have a house with a white picket fence in the burbs?
Have we forgotten that just a few short decades ago the men and women who died so your black behind could live comfortable in those burbs?
Just where has empathy gone out of our lives?

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Self Marginalization,It's Time To Stop?

There was a time in my life when I could wake up and pretty much expect White folk to bring hell to my life each and everyday.
Don't get it twisted and think for one second that I'm saying we live in a post racial America.
What I'm saying is that racism and oppression has gone undercover,almost like that CIA cloak and dagger stuff.
"Randy-Redneck" is not openly advocating my demise by hanging,he does it through the Legal System and Madison Ave.
He (Randy-Redneck)convince many of our people that the easy way is the best way to make a life here in America.
Too many of us get caught up in illegal activities and end up involved with the criminal justice system.
Let me make it clear a lot of activities that are criminal are only enforced in Black and Brown neighborhoods.
Do you folks who are involved in illegal activities think for one second that the law doesn't know what you are doing and how you are doing it?
You get all comfortable in your new found wealth and lifestyle then they bust your Black or brown ass!
Make no mistake about it folks someone is always watching you,the game is rigged from the door.
Once you are in the system your life is pretty much over as far as getting a real good and stable job.
Oh yea your ass will be paying that debt to society until the grim reaper bites your ass.
You can bet your ass you will do your time,standing on your head or not,and when they finally open those steel bars and let you back out,you still got a hundred years of probation and parole hanging on your behind!
Because of the way the system is design they already know you will be back in six to eight months,hence the paper hanging on your back.
People change considerably when they are locked up,many lose any sense of man hood or self-respect.
Many go undercover sexually and come out more confused and diseased then when they were locked up.
With many of these sad stories played out in our communities daily,we still allow our children to run buck-naked wild in this  world.
Men it's time we stop,being prim and prissy about whats happening in our neighborhoods,its time we roll up our sleeves and begin to clean our houses.
Men its time we start to take charge of our children and wives and girlfriends,if its possiable.
Even if your relationship can't be save with the mother of your children you still have a moral responsibility to raise your children.
If you have to work two or three different jobs to make this happen you are obligated to do so.
Not because some damn redneck judge said so, but because thats your blood!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's about time I post again

I have not posted anything to this blog in fourteen days,not because I didn't have a topic but because I just don't want to post just anything for the sake of posting.
There is too much going on in this world to be willie nilly about posting.
I don't really care about who's dating who in Hollywood,but I do care about the predators that are walking everyday in my community.
I'am concern and pissed about the older men who impregnate teen girls and leave them to fin with babies with no support.
I'am concern and pissed with family members of these teen girls who do nothing about these predators and allow them to continue to walk the streets of my community and ruin other teen girls lives.
I'am concern and pissed when the law is not concern or cares to what happens with these teen girls in my commmunity.
I'am concern and pissed when the Church's in my community don't rise up and address theses concerns and problem.
I also wonder where has the backbone of the men in my community gone,why are we afraid to get our hands dirty and clean up the mess that is affecting our community and future.
Are there any Men left with a Spine in my community or have they all punked out?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Michael Vick Stuck On Stupid!

: Eagles may cut Michael Vick


AP Sports Writer

Posted: Saturday, Jul. 03, 2010

PHILADELPHIA:  A person familiar with the team's thinking says the Philadelphia Eagles are strongly considering releasing Michael Vick.

The person says the team might cut Vick no matter what police conclude during their investigation of a shooting that followed the quarterback's birthday celebration in Virginia Beach last week. The person spoke to The Associated Press early Saturday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The Eagles issued a statement Saturday saying "any report or speculation that suggests the Eagles are considering releasing Vick are not true. We will continue to gather information and monitor the situation and we will not have any further comment until that process is complete."

Vick has said he had nothing to do with the shooting. He also said he reported the incident to the Eagles and to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the former Atlanta Falcons star after reinstating him last season that his margin for error was "extremely limited."

Vick is entering his second season with the Eagles and is due to earn $5.2 million. A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Vick is Kevin Kolb's backup and the most experienced quarterback on the roster following the trade of Donovan McNabb.

The Eagles were heavily criticized by animal rights activists and fans for signing Vick last summer less than a month after he finished serving 18 months in federal prison for his role in a dogfighting operation.

Team owner Jeffrey Lurie called Vick's actions "horrific" and "despicable." He said he did serious "soul-searching" before agreeing to sign him.

Vick was a model citizen off the field and in the locker room during his first season with the Eagles. He was popular among his teammates, who voted him winner of the Ed Block Courage Award.

But this latest incident could end up costing Vick his job, even if he's exonerated of any wrongdoing.

Vick was expected to play a major role in Philadelphia's offense running the wildcat formation. Instead, he was used sparingly. Vick completed 6 of 13 passes for 86 yards and one touchdown and ran for 95 yards and two scores. He tossed a 76-yard TD pass in a 34-14 loss to Dallas in the playoffs.