Religion is the downfall of black people.

One of the most important exercises conducive to growth and development, is the exercise of the mind. Most people tend to neglect their minds, while putting more effort into everything else.
Too many black folks wake up every morning with the mindset that the things presented to them are good enough and acceptable for them. One of the main reasons for this behavior, unfortunately, is religion. Black folks are the biggest victims of religion, because we live in a hopeless society. By hopeless, I mean hope is all that black people have at this point. When we leave our house, we hope we don’t get killed by the police. When we go to work, we hope we don’t get fired for being black. When we graduate from college, we hope we can get a job to pay off those student loans. When we can’t pay our gas and electric bill, we hope the power company won’t turn them off. When we watch the news, we hope that they’re not destroying our image with one more incident by a knucklehead black person. When Trump got elected, we hoped he wouldn’t be racist enough to destroy everything that serves black people. Unfortunately, all our hopes become hopeless, because the things that we hope for hardly happen. Even black politicians capitalize on the hopes of black people. While Jesse Jackson was “keeping hope alive” in 1984, Obama brought back “hope and change” in 2008.
It’s time that we take control of our minds and start questioning all the bullshit that we have been subjected to, because they understand that we don’t exercise our mind as much and as often as we should. Stop allowing people to tell you what’s good for you, while they capitalize off your naivete and ignorance. You’re not gonna find all your answers in one book. You can’t sum up your argument by using one source as reference. The bible is not an encyclopedia.
I’ve visited the slave dungeons in Ghana, Africa. I saw how white people had the slaves build a church above the same slave dungeons they were also forced to build, in order to hold them captive in darkness for 3 months at a time, while awaiting their voyage to America and the West indies in bondage. I saw the 20 X 20 rooms without any source of light, where they forced 300-400 naked men to live like animals, defecating on themselves and each other, vomiting on each other, peeing on each other, even dying at the feet of one another, while they waited for a ship named Jesus Christ to carry them to America. Many of those slaves jumped to their death or got thrown overboard for being too sick to become slaves in the field. I also saw the rooms where black women were treated worse than pigs. They also defecated on each other, vomited on each other, peed on each other, and died at each other’s feet. The condition of the cramped rooms were worse than the worse possible jail cell you can imagine. Hygiene was not a concern. Blood from their monthly cycle splattered all over them. The stench of feces was normalized, because no latrine was offered. They were fed through a hole like animals, and some of them were raped before they were forced in those cramped rooms. The slaves often fought each other for the food and water thrown at them by white people. They created an environment where black people had to fight one another from captivity for survival sake. Has anything changed? Those same white people would go upstairs to the church to praise Jesus after doing all this. What the fuck kind of Jesus allow a group of people to suffer so much? You have to exercise your mind and remove that fiction from your imagination. Funny enough, those slaves had never heard of any Jesus, and they had never prayed to any Jesus, until those white people started beating Jesus into them.
Today, your modern day black pastor is not even ashamed of fronting in front of the church like he can perform miracles for the sick. A bunch of fools and idiots would gather around him on the pulpit, and he’ll act like he’s curing people of diseases right before their eyes, but the same “im-pastors” won’t set foot in a hospital to go help the doctors cure all the patients who need healing. A simple of exercise of the mind would help you understand that. White folks used the same tricks to fool black people into Christianity.
Your black pastor has no shame asking people in the church to donate $5000.-10.00 to a cause that serves him personally. In addition, the lights, heat and gas are always about to get cut off in the church, and there’s always some repairs to be made that he needs you to contribute to, while your ass struggles with your bills at home. The dummies in the church will raise their hands from those who can donate $5000.00, all the way down to those who can only donate $10.00. The pastor will take half the service to make sure this happens. However, the same pastor won’t take the time to ask all the people in the church with financial trouble to stand up, while he asks the rest of the congregation to help contribute financially to their struggles, or not even the pastor himself would write a check to help assist those in need. After all, the money from that check would be from the “coongregation.”
You see, the pastor’s needs come first. His luxury car, his mansion, tailored suits, expensive shoes, lavish vacations, private planes, all come first. The pastors understand you are hopeful that there might be a better tomorrow. Your salvation is dependent upon your hope. His costly prayers may very well save you, so you think.
Joel Osteen may have been the topic of conversation when the hurricane hit Houston, but how many other pastors opened their church to those in need? It’s not just the Christians, we can talk about the Nation of Islam as well. I believe they have a mosque in Houston. I didn’t hear Farrakhan delegating duties to his NOI members to help the hurricane victims. Chicago has a murder crisis that’s inexplicable, while Farrakhan calls Chicago home. Have you seen the NOI members standing in front of any of the police headquarters in Chicago to demand answers from the police for the high crime rate in Chicago? Has Farrakhan mobilized his FOI troops to monitor the hood to make sure their presence is felt in Chicago? Farrakhan plays on your hope as well.

The only thing that black folks need to do, is come together to find solutions to our problems. Jesus is not gonna solve our problems. Muhammad has no answers to our problems, and white people damn sure are only adding to our problems. When you exercise your mind, you question the things that are happening around you, and you try to figure out logical solutions to your problems. If Jesus was solving black folks’ problems, the avalanche of prayers going out every Sunday would have resolved our issues long ago, and billions of black people around the world would not be living in poverty. Over half of the black population around the world is in church every Sunday. Unfortunately, most of them leave the church to go back to the same problems and difficulties they faced before going to church. When is 1+1 going to = 2 to y’all?

Black folks and financial illiteracy.

Yesterday, I was at the T Mobile store trying to exchange my malfunctioned phone when I couldn’t help overhearing the conversation some of the employees and people in the store were having. First of all, they all either had a Samsung 8 or an IPhone7 that they were discussing like it was some kind of world event, but their focus was the brand new IPhone X that’s about to drop. I couldn’t understand why a phone dominated the topic of conversation, when there’s so much going on in the world. I’m not privy to the salaries of T Mobile employees, but I’m almost certain they don’t earn a thousand a week at the location where I was. To make a phone that costs a thousand dollars a priority was beyond belief. I’m not saying that black people shouldn’t splurge every now and then, but being a consumer will force you to forever remain in the position of consumption.
Too often, we’re willing to stand in line for long hours to spend our own money on things that are worthless in monetary value. For some reason, it makes sense to some people to be the first to have something, as if waiting a week later to get it when it’s available to everybody might make a big difference. People stand in line to buy old ass Jordans that came out years ago, and re-released for Nike’s financial gains. People will stand in long lines for the IPhone X and other bullshit on a list that is too long to write about. Sometimes I wonder how it must feel for someone to live in an apartment that costs around $600.00, while carrying a phone that may cost up to a thousand? Even more baffling to me, are those women who carry thousand-dollar purses, while they can barely afford to put a hundred dollars in that purse. We are so backward financially, it’s unbelievable. I wonder if we’ll ever get long lines of volunteers to help clean up the hood, so that we don’t get mad when white people push us out, gentrify the hood, and clean it up for themselves?
Once people develop the mindset of a consumer and have grown accustomed to being a consumer, the only thing they’ll be able to do is consume. Most consumers hardly own anything of value. Consumers tend to purchase items that depreciate in value, such as cars, purses, shoes, clothing, gaudy jewelry, and expensive weaves. Guess what? Your suppliers bet on the fact that you are addicted to retail. They release brand new items every year, because as a consumer, your mind fools you into believing a phone that you might have purchased last year is played out, even though it is still functional. Black people’s financial illiteracy is also their downfall in society. We tend to spend more money than we earn, and we want to complain about our economic situation, and being of the mindset that nobody is looking out for us in capitalist society. Somebody’s looking out for you alright, that’s why you have so many payday loan companies, pawn shops, Rent-A-Centers, and every loan shark companies willing to make you pay 25% or more interest on everything you borrow in the hood. Predatory lending companies cannot exist without borrowers. Black folks are willing to pay 10 times the amount for a 60-inch screen television from Rent A Center, instead of paying cash for a 30-inch television they can afford. We would rather pay 25% interest on a loan for an old ass BMW or Mercedes Benz, instead of buying a brand new Hyundai that will last much longer. Furthermore, most black people don’t factor in the high maintenance cost of a BMW or a Benz, which essentially puts them at risk of repossession.
The system is able to manipulate some of us, because they have their behaviorists surveying our habits and bad behavior. They continue to feed those bad habits and behavior, which creates a cycle of poverty. Will we ever be bright-eyed enough to understand paying a thousand dollars at a club or lounge for a bottle of liquor that costs about $50-75.00 is stupid? I’m not sure that’s going to happen in my lifetime. We took financial illiteracy to the dumbest level when some dumb ass came up with the idea of “making it rain.” Some nincompoop who came into some new money was in his rented mansion and figured out throwing money away for no damn reason was a good idea. Now, we have dumb asses who rent single rooms in other people’s basement emulating that behavior. It just seems like some black people wake up everyday thinking about better ways to ensure the longevity of poverty cycle in the hood. Then again, maybe all these things are being suggested by those people who benefit from our poverty? Who knows?
Every year, I see and hear people make up new year’s financial resolution they don’t even bother following up with after January. I started my own saving group to see if I could motivate black people to save, but they all lost interest halfway through March. I gave up. I already know how to save, and I know how to make my money work for me, so it’s difficult to try to convince people to save money, something that is good for them. Oh, and the excuses! The question remains, will black folks ever smarten up enough to the point where they will stop living paycheck to paycheck, and start establishing legacies for their children? I’m tired of black kids dropping out of college after the first semester, because their parents didn’t think that far ahead in their future to save for their college tuition. I’m tired of seeing black kids with entrepreneurial dreams that can’t manifest, because their parents created no financial springboard for them. I’m tired of black kids being forced to take care of their parents financially, because the parents weren’t responsible enough to establish their own financial security. If I were to list all the things that I’m tired of seeing, this blog would be endless.
At the end of the day, we just need to do better!

The Evolution of the Black Mind.

The evolution of the black mind.

In terms of progress and evolution, black people in America have surpassed the expectations that white people had set for them long ago. Many of us have managed to do things white people thought were impossible. Many innovations by black inventors have been stolen. Many patents have been denied to Black people and stolen by white people. Many written songs have been stolen from us. Many of our artforms have been taken over by them. Our education system is a sham. Equality and justice has been a farce. Mass incarceration has been the gateway to wealth for white people. Jim Crow laws have taken on a new form. Black folks are still marginalized in many ways. And yet, some of us manage to thrive. It is that small percentage of us who thrive, which continues to reinforce this perception that black people are now in a better place in America. This false perception works so well, many affluent Negroes honestly believe racism no longer exists. As a matter of fact, those Negroes have become the defenders of white supremacy. It’s very sad to hear a white supremacist in black skin defending a racist system in place that can destroy them at any moment. Money has more of a psychological affect on black people than any other race. Too many of us have bought into the Rich Vs Poor mentality. Consider this: Bob Johnson/Michael Jordan couldn’t be owners in the NBA without the votes of the current white owners. Ultimately, that gives them control over black billionaires. It basically means, they have had to act accordingly. Meanwhile, there was a racist owner in LA for many years that these so called owners didn’t mind having around, as long as his racism was not uncovered.
The old idea that black people weren’t capable of achieving no longer stands, but at the same time, the roadblocks created to prevent black people from achieving are reinvented in many ways. Black folks are easily blinded by the fact that they have been allowed to earn money for their hard labor, and because of this, too many black people believe there’s equality in this country, and the barriers have been lifted. Every step black folks take forward, white people leap 10 steps ahead. Just take a look around, you’ll notice that white people no longer work the blue collar jobs that they used to work back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Those positions are now held by black people. White people have moved on from them. Your mail carrier is black in most cities. Your UPS/FedEx driver is black in most cities. The workers at many of the automotive plants around the country are black and Hispanic. And the long list of blue collar jobs have transformed from white to black. Soon, those positions will be eliminated. Pay attention!
It’s very easy to go into the archives to pull up articles from old Negro newspapers and magazines that addressed the same black struggles we are facing today. Kaepernick is the new Muhammad Ali, dealing with the same issues. We have had too many new Emmett Tills to even name one. Still, some black folks don’t see the stagnancy in the evolution of our minds. We act like everything is good with white folks, and the incidents taking place are isolated, rather than calculated. In the 50’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s, white cops murdered black people indiscriminately, and they faced no justice for their crimes. In 2017, the same thing is still going on, and we continue to march the same ineffective way. At what point will the black mind evolve enough to grasp the reality of their being in this country?
The one evolution that needs to take place has evaded us for over 7 decades now. Our economic power should have been enough to sustain us, but too many of us are too quick to relinquish that power to those who are making sure we stay marginalized. I continue to find black people on my page who are die-hard football fans, who act like football is crack to them. I continue to delete them as well. It’s almost psychologically defective to behave in such a way that allows white people to give “no fucks” about the plight of black people. Our continued effort to appeal to their human side continuously fail. As far as compassion, you must understand that you have accepted your position as being at white people’s mercy, in order to seek compassion from them. That means they control your actions, and your reaction is predicated on their approval.
One more thing, the Jesus juice and the bible, will we ever overcome that fable?

The Evolution of the Black Mind.

In terms of progress and evolution, black people in America have surpassed the expectations that white people had set for them long ago. Many of us have managed to do things white people thought were impossible. Many innovations by black inventors have been stolen. Many patents have been denied to Black people and stolen by white people. Many written songs have been stolen from us. Many of our artforms have been taken over by them. Our education system is a sham. Equality and justice has been a farce. Mass incarceration has been the gateway to wealth for white people. Jim Crow laws have taken on a new form. Black folks are still marginalized in many ways. And yet, some of us manage to thrive. It is that small percentage of us who thrive, which continues to reinforce this perception that black people are now in a better place in America. This false perception works so well, many affluent Negroes honestly believe racism no longer exists. As a matter of fact, those Negroes have become the defenders of white supremacy. It’s very sad to hear a white supremacist in black skin defending a racist system in place that can destroy them at any moment. Money has more of a psychological affect on black people than any other race. Too many of us have bought into the Rich Vs Poor mentality. Consider this: Bob Johnson/Michael Jordan couldn’t be owners in the NBA without the votes of the current white owners. Ultimately, that gives them control over black billionaires. It basically means, they have had to act accordingly. Meanwhile, there was a racist owner in LA for many years that these so called owners didn’t mind having around, as long as his racism was not uncovered.
The old idea that black people weren’t capable of achieving no longer stands, but at the same time, the roadblocks created to prevent black people from achieving are reinvented in many ways. Black folks are easily blinded by the fact that they have been allowed to earn money for their hard labor, and because of this, too many black people believe there’s equality in this country, and the barriers have been lifted. Every step black folks take forward, white people leap 10 steps ahead. Just take a look around, you’ll notice that white people no longer work the blue collar jobs that they used to work back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Those positions are now held by black people. White people have moved on from them. Your mail carrier is black in most cities. Your UPS/FedEx driver is black in most cities. The workers at many of the automotive plants around the country are black and Hispanic. And the long list of blue collar jobs have transformed from white to black. Soon, those positions will be eliminated. Pay attention!
It’s very easy to go into the archives to pull up articles from old Negro newspapers and magazines that addressed the same black struggles we are facing today. Kaepernick is the new Muhammad Ali, dealing with the same issues. We have had too many new Emmett Tills to even name one. Still, some black folks don’t see the stagnancy in the evolution of our minds. We act like everything is good with white folks, and the incidents taking place are isolated, rather than calculated. In the 50’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and 2010’s, white cops murdered black people indiscriminately, and they faced no justice for their crimes. In 2017, the same thing is still going on, and we continue to march the same ineffective way. At what point will the black mind evolve enough to grasp the reality of their being in this country?
The one evolution that needs to take place has evaded us for over 7 decades now. Our economic power should have been enough to sustain us, but too many of us are too quick to relinquish that power to those who are making sure we stay marginalized. I continue to find black people on my page who are die-hard football fans, who act like football is crack to them. I continue to delete them as well. It’s almost psychologically defective to behave in such a way that allows white people to give “no fucks” about the plight of black people. Our continued effort to appeal to their human side continuously fail. As far as compassion, you must understand that you have accepted your position as being at white people’s mercy, in order to seek compassion from them. That means they control your actions, and your reaction is predicated on their approval.
One more thing, the Jesus juice and the bible, will we ever overcome that fable?

Black people and the white muzzle.

Negroes are still confused about their position in society. Jemele Hill must’ve forgotten her position at ESPN comes with conditions. And those conditions include: Stay in your lane, talk about sports, don’t say shit about white people, your voice belongs to us, be a happy Negro in front of the camera, and you have no right to call out racist white people.
Jemele really thought her platform at ESPN afforded her the opportunity to offer an opinion on Trump that is reserved for white people. Black people still got it fucked up about white liberals. The fact that they might be liberal does not erase their interest in white domination and supremacy. Allowing black people to work at ESPN only solidifies the idea that liberals aren’t publicly racist.
Jemele got all comfortable and shit, spreading the truth like she’s working at BET, while it was still owned by Bob Johnson, talking about, “Trump is a white supremacist who’s unfit to be president.” She got scolded like a child quickly by ESPN. You can’t talk about white people. They put that muzzle on your mouth the minute you sign that contract to work for them.
Black people are delusional and shit. They honestly believe these rich black athletes have a voice, while forgetting who sign those checks. That’s how white people control you. Basically, they pay your black ass to entertain and shut the fuck up. You can’t have a voice if you don’t know how to stand together and support one another. Some of them are learning, though. Kaepernick has opened their eyes.
Bill Maher can say whatever the fuck he wants about Trump and not get scolded for it like a child. Stephen Colbert can tell Trump to go fuck himself, his bosses and white people won’t be outraged. However, let a black person call out the obvious about Trump, these motherfuckers tighten the muzzle real quick.
Y’all gonna learn about white people one of these days. White supremacy is about controlling the liberty of black people in every way. You can’t say shit, you can’t do shit, you can’t defend yourself, but you can march and pray as much as you want, though.

Facebook is watching!

Facebook is now cooperating with the FBI, CIA and other law enforcement agencies to monitor people online. Lately, I’ve been writing a lot about white supremacy and white control. Let’s not allow them to control us as a people.

A Defining Moment In Our History.

We can use Ferguson as a defining moment in our history, in our community, and in this country. This is the time to take the steps to use this situation as a teaching moment for our children. Let’s teach them civil obedience, not civil disobedience. Let’s teach them how to be civil to themselves by empowering them financially. Fiscal responsibility is the key to changing America and to earn the respect that is due to us as black people. Certain sacrifices have to be made in order for change to occur in our lives. This is the time!

It is a slap in the face when it’s rumored that ABC paid $500,000.00 for Darren Wilson to sit down with George Stephanopoulos for an exclusive interview. This man showed no remorse for killing a young black man, and in addition, the powers that be are making sure he’s financially set for the rest of his life? Never mind the fact that a bunch of racists came together to raise another $500,000.00 for this murderer. So now, killing a black man can render a racist a millionaire? We already know about the flawed prosecution process that McCullough presented to the grand jury to ensure no indictment for Darren Wilson, something that has been deemed unprecedented by every prosecutor in this country. The time for change is now, and we need to attack on all cylinders.

People like McCullough are held to a higher standard. They decide the fate of thousands of people every year. Many men and women are jailed by prosecutors for crime that they sometime don’t even commit.  The innocent Project has proven how many of our men and women are justly imprisoned. They’ve gotten quite a few of them freed, but with conning people like McCullough, we don’t know how extreme it can be.  However, in this case where the prosecutor used laws that were overturned by the Supreme Court and presented them as facts to a grand jury, that prosecutor needs to be held accountable and charged for violating the law.  It is up to us to go to our congressmen to make sure they write legislation that would punish overzealous prosecutors with special interests in cases on either side of the law.  McCullough violated his oath as a prosecutor, and he should be removed from his position. Furthermore, thee federal government should prosecute him for his role in ensuring the freedom of Darren Wilson.

Next, we can address the addiction our children are developing to retail. The retail industry has told us time and time over that our buying power is over a trillion dollars. We play a vital role in stimulating the US economy every year, but our buying power is exploited, because of our own ignorance of economics. Let’s make them respect and appreciate that power. Let’s hold on to those dollars and make better sense of our situation this holiday season. Boycotting black Friday is a wonderful accomplishment, but how about we make it monumental? Let’s boycott holiday shopping for the entire holiday season. Let’s not give the retailers our money until the new year. Let’s see if we can destabilize the economy. Stimulating the economy has rendered us victims of institutional racism and racist practices for the last 200 years. It’s time to change that!

If you must shop, try to spend your money in your community and with businesses that reinvest in your community. Let’s stop all that marching, begging, getting arrested for no reason and staying the victims. We can enact change collectively. I’m asking everyone to be selfless for one Christmas season. You can use this situation to open the eyes of your children, not just for their own benefit, but for their safety and livelihood as well. We need to save our children, and the only way to do that is to show them financial responsibility and their financial power at a young age. Let’s not stop at Black Friday. Let’s take it all the way to the new year. The bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, lasted over a year. We can boycott the retail sector for a couple of months. Let’s do this together!

Teach your children how to use their hands and creative minds to make gifts this holiday season. Let their gift be a token of justice. We can do this, and we must do this. Aren’t you tired of crying over the same situation?

This is the movement we need to create, and it needs to catch fire quickly. Spread the word. Keep the black buying power in the black community this season.

Please share this with your friends and anybody willing to listen. I’m really trying my best to come up with solutions, but I need your diligence to help implement them. See you on the other side of justice!blacklives

White People Need To Recognize They Are Despicable!

Some of the most heinous, inhumane and despicable acts against African Americans and other groups have been committed by white people. The media is caught up with the rioting and looting that’s going on in Ferguson and around the rest of the country, but those behaviors were adopted from white people. The white race is the only race that would gather  in a square as a mob to watch a human being get burned alive, just because of the color of his/her skin. The white race is the only race with a history of lynching black people without verifiable facts. The white race is the only race that would applaud a lynching in a public square, and bring their little children to witness their vile acts to continue their hateful tradition. The white race is the only race with a history of removing babies from the womb of the black woman while she’s still alive. The white race is the only race who gets pleasure out of castrating the black man because of a white woman’s lie. The white race is the only despicable race that would raise money to defend murderers of young black men.  The white race is the only race that would incite riots just because of the outcome of a sporting event they either like or dislike. The white race is the only race in the history of mankind that has annihilated the Indians, in order to steal their land. The white race is the only group of people that traveled to Africa to capture slaves for their own financial gains. The white race is the only race that has come up with derogatory  terms to refer to every other group on this planet to humiliate them. White people are the only people who make up reason to go to war with other countries for the thrill of killing. White people are the only people who see color and nothing else, in order to justify their hatred. Too bad nobody else sees their color, because if black people and Indian people saw their color first, white people would’ve never expanded their world out of Europe. Africa belongs to the Africans and America belongs to the Indians/Native Americans.

Until white people acknowledge how despicable they are, we are going to continue to have the threat of racism, white supremacy, and world domination by white people. White people are destructive and hateful, and the world needs to recognize that. Only white people can change who they are. Nobody else will be able to do it for them. Only white people can stop racism, because their hatred for other human beings have no basis. Only white people can look in the mirror and say enough is enough, because nobody can force them into accepting their truth.

If white people want to point the finger to the so called savages, the glass house where they reside might as well get hit by a boulder.

The Reason for Rioting and Looting…

The psychology of looting is not often talked about in the media. The media will have you believe that black people are the only people who commit the act of looting, which is a completely inaccurate tale. I can’t believe I’m up at 1 o’clock in the  morning writing this blog. I’m pissed. I need to release the tension from this Ferguson decision. I’m sure there are other ways to release tension, but I’m not in the mood for that.

When you have a prosecutor with a vendetta to prosecute people at all cost, and turn a blind eye to justice when it comes to cops, because his father was shot in the line of duty. There’s a big conflict of interest and justice would never be served. The way this case was handled by this prosecutor was unprecedented. McCullough acted more as the defense attorney for Darren Wilson, while presenting facts to the grand jury to make sure Wilson would not get indicted. There should be legislation introduced to prosecute prosecutors when they violate the rules of law in the courtroom. Too many black  men have been released from prison lately after serving time for crimes they had not committed, due to the determination of overzealous prosecutors. Those prosecutors should be jailed for false prosecution and for breaking the law. McCullough and the governor of Missouri are responsible for the chaos that’s taking place in Missouri. The governor knew long ago there would not be an indictment, which is why he called in the National Guard days in advance. He’s an accomplice in this criminal plot to allow a murderer to walk free. It’s all part of white privilege in America, where democracy is filtered, and through the smokescreen, the practice of apartheid is continuous under this false pretense of equal justice for all.

The media cannot stop covering the looting and rioting that’s going on in Ferguson, but what they are failing to tell us is that looting and rioting took shape many years ago when white people didn’t want to obey the law in Boston. However, they called it The Boston Tea party, not a riot, but a party. White people loot because of privilege, without conscience or  any moral clause attached to their looting. They didn’t want to pay tax, so they looted. Fast forward 200 years, now white people loot when their favorite teams lose or win a championship. They loot after a concert, and they loot because they’re bored. Sometimes they loot and riot just because. Most importantly, they loot and riot because of hatred.

Black people, on the other hand, loot because they have been silenced, exploited and oppressed. Often times, the businesses in the black community are not black owned. The business owners are often rude, inhumane and condescending.  To top it all, business owners in the black community often mark up their inventory 25% higher in price to legally extort the community. The explosion of bottled up anger manifests itself when the system compounds it with injustice toward a member of the community. Lately, the injustice has been unjustified murder. While it’s true that looters often destroy their own community, as is the case with most black riots, however, the losers are usually the white, Asian, Italian and Jewish business owners and the insurance companies who stand to lose money to pay out  for the claims. Of course, Black people suffer the brunt of it as well. I’m not that naive.  Frustrated with an unfair justice system, black people usually have to resort to looting to get some sense of justice. The only way to get back at the system is to reap some kind of financial or material gain instantaneously after an injustice has been witnessed. It’s self-fulfilling for some looters. It’s the only voice some people have. White people riot and loot far more often than blacks. If you look up the history of riots and looting in this country, you will notice that most of the riots and looting committed by blacks have had historical context, whereas white rioters and looters are often doing it just for kicks, or they are out demonstrating their hatred for the black race, which is usually manifested in racist riots with a lynch mob in tow. White people’s looting is often precipitated by a sense of privilege and entitlement, and inflamed by alcohol consumption. They’re easily set off. If a black man gets a better position than them at work, even if that black man is more qualified, they often feel entitled to a riot. If a black city or town is doing better then their town financially, they feel entitled to burn it down, as was the case in Tulsa, Oklahoma(Black Wall Street) and Rosewood, Florida. White people will just fabricate reasons to stir a riot. It’s the hatred inherent in some of them.
The only justice we get to hand out, is to root out the businesses in the community. Despite what white people in the media say, riots and looting send a strong message to the white institution that injustice in the black community takes away justice from those who want to profit and exploit the community. It’s the only solution to injustice for a silent group of people. Their system is not designed to protect us, but they also leave their bloodsuckers in the hood vulnerable. This is the result of a people’s voice taken away from them.

Looting and rioting will continue  as long as America continues to turn a blind eye to injustice. Insurance companies will have to foot the bill for the collateral damage, and white and other business owners will also suffer as a result. It’s in the best interest of all parties to make sure injustice is rooted out everywhere. “Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere,” Dr. martin Luther King Jr.

White injustice affects their own bottom line when looters take to the streets to enact their own justice.

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Are Black Women’s Strength and Independence taking away from their femininity?

Since the beginning of time, Black women have always stood shoulders to shoulders with black men. Whether they were in the field picking cotton alongside each other or in the boardroom conducting business next to their fellow black men, they seemed to have shared the workload equally, forever. Unfortunately, white society has burdened the black woman with the responsibility of the black family from the time she was brought to the west from captivity in Africa. Even after slaving in the cotton field for hours, white mistresses would force black women to breastfeed their infants. It was a never-ending workload, and the black woman can be compared to none when it comes to strength, energy, determination, but most of all, the ability to stay strong.

While the black male was being emasculated by the racist plantation owners, it was the black woman who stepped in to assume the responsibilities for the children. Fast forward 400 years, and nothing has changed. Black men are incarcerated at an alarming rate, and their unemployment status is at an all-time high, so that only leaves the black woman to muster the strength to carry the burden of raising children alone and providing for them without the assistance of a partner. She continues to be the head of household. She has no choice. Every parent wants a break from their children every now then, but imagine never having that choice when it comes to financial responsibility and raising children? Without too much thrashing of the deadbeat dads and other irresponsible men, black women have also carried the burden of being mothers as well as fathers, in addition to being sole providers for their children. All of this burden can bring about animosity, but most of the black women I know do this job daily without giving it a second thought. Their hearts are big like that. While most of them are misread by the media as being angry, too strong and too overbearing, the media is missing the most important character trait of the black woman, which is resilience. That’s right, the black woman is the most resilient woman in the world, which is key to her survival and strength. She can’t be broken. Despite all that she goes through,  she can still find it in her heart to love her children, her partner and face the world everyday with fervor. She doesn’t run away when the going gets tough, but everyone needs their soul soothe every now and then. Since too many black men are running away from their responsibilities, black women are left to soothe their own souls.

Without the black woman’s strength and independence, where would the black community be? We would cease to exist if black women weren’t strong enough to carry us through many generations.  It’s okay to get angry every now and then, ladies. You’ve earned that right. Let it out and let the world know that you are the strength of our community and you will not be broken by their stereotypes. No other woman is as sexy as the black woman, and that’s a fact, Jack!