Thursday, February 25, 2010

Haiti Blues

Instead of saving folks people are bashing Haiti...How offensive can it get attacking folks suffering for an earthquake..Only in America


Nationalism on the ski slopes...Where are the snow balls


Revenge in the front seat..Is America scapegoating Toyota

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Can Black become beautiful again......

For to long I have avoided writing and having a dialouge about the critical issue of the image of Black males in our nation. On a number of levels I did not want to have this critical discourse in a nation that has such a nasty racial legacy against Black folks and of course Black men. I know this culture seeks to leverage Black folks against Black folks. I know this culture champions the seeds of divison and internal conflict between the various intersections of Black life in our nation.

I am of the opinion in part that our nation's contempt and depravity towards Black men is so deep that efforts to measure this abyss have yet to be created. The depth of hate is so severe it is profound and often beyond many measure of reasonable and sane comprehension.

Yet I know I would die waiting on any measure of honor, respect and justice from a culture that continues to fear and hold anything Black in contempt . WE must change the culture and not have it change us.

So given this hard core raw truth what is to be gained by taking on this cultural equation. What value can be achieved by me on a personal level and the community on a group level in reshaping, reinventing, reimaging, polishing up our image in our nation as Black men.

There are inherent perils in pursuing this narrative and transformative posture.Yet in spite of the risks I must undertake this mission. My community must take on this assignment.

So from this point forward in every moment, every situation, every awkward incident, every first impression, every second in lives of Black men a change must take place. WE must make a life altering change in the image of Black men that is observed, reflected, in our interactions with the world.

WE cannot continue living in a world that affirms and embraces negrophobia. Our personal lives are at risk, our familes and communites are in peril, our nation cannot achieve its full apex unless we make this calibrated change right here, right now..

Black must become beautiful once again..

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Riddle Time

It was interesting and revealing to observe the outcome of the mistrial in the Sam Riddle saga. Instead of indicting the corporate ruling class that designed a plan to extort the taxpayers in Detroit the Feds targeted a minor bureaucrat to indict.

Yet one lone juror had the courage to stand up against the FEDS and a 'posse' with a high tech lynching in mind..

Memorial 9/11 Politics

Recently my home town was solicted by the NY Port Authority to take the ruined steel from the WTC to use as a memorial. The idea of course is borders on the macabre and is as twisted as the steel offered by the NY Port Authority.

Of course those who objected to this nightmare offer were attacked as un-american and soft on terrorism. The usual political brokers are playing the 'drive by' war on terror extortionist angle to get the twisted steel in Birmingham.

It is tragic to observe the people stepping on the souls of the 9/11 dead to advance their political agendas....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

UM Football Social Engineering in Black Venues

When prestigious universities in our nation provide preferential treatment to dysfunctional and troubled athletes and have problems admitting other students something is fundamentally out of order. Our nation and those venues which suffer from the antics of wayward youth are not enhanced by universities and colleges which reward failure and give sanction to sports and athleticism over values and principles.

Communities and youth at risk are not empowered by opportunities which provide for, excuses, and deflection. There is something fundamentally wrong when we as a society allow athletic departments at our universities to engaged in social engineering.

The regents and presidents of our colleges and universities must intervene when the goals of sports are more important than the goals of responsibility and accountability.

Duncan's Edict

I hope our state legislators and others ignore the edict from Arne Duncan the Secretary of Education to grant Robert Bobb control over the DPS academic affairs. Clearly this intervention into our state's oversight of public education is not only out of order but Duncan's imperial order also denotes contempt for the right of voters to elect public school boards.

Duncan's desire to be Bobb's publicist reveals how politics not substance again rears its ugly head whenever education is an issue for students in the city. Clearly Bobb is not qualified nor has any academic credentials to run any academic programs in DPS .

Arne Duncan should stick to taking photos with the president and refrain from giving endorsements on matters he has no standing on. Duncan is not a kingmaker designating Bobb as a messiah with divine powers is not the role of our Secretary of Education.