Sunday, June 24, 2007

Proper English is needed for advancement. It be the Principality.

Aks me how I be. Do it...... I be good.

Does this phrasing sound familiar? Hopefully not to my linguistically advanced readers, whom I call English speaking citizens. The point, my friends, is to define what is appropriate language in this society. Furthermore, where has it gone? Why is it common to accept ignorance in the world.
I had a great conversation with a young black man in class the other day. I said simply, "How are you doing?" He said I am well...WELL. The appropriate response to my question. As we all know you are not currently in the act of outward kindness, so you can't be doing GOOD.
It was a pleasure to see such proper verbal evasion.
Is this action warranted? Can I say, within my blackness (satire), that this young mans actions are to be deemed white? Not white in color of course, but white in culture association? Could there be a definition within societies framework that explains color oriented communication?

The other day I went to my trusted barber. I use possession because he is my barber, a great barber at that. I have known this gentlemen for nearly 3 years and have been going to this particular shop for at least 5 years. As always we discuss current events, sports, gossip and politics. Yes politics at the barber shop. He told me of a customer that is a brother yet he isn't really. What was he implying? "He's black but he really isn't, you know what I mean...he talks real white." I said yes, because I do. He is implying that this person is not black because he talks proper English. Confusing? I was too, well not really I just wanted to invoke a discussion. I asked "What does it mean to be black".

So what is it? To be a certain mold eschewed from hip hop videos and BET. To be black is to vote democrat. To be black is to claim the language of Ebonics. Right?
I disagree with the above mentioned. Assigning racial distinctions, self inflicted racial distinctions only create divide, divide causes lack of trust; and yes lack of trust fuels the fire of hate.
Could we not just label this person different from the mold, odd, or just stupid? A term that crosses all racial lines.
I am sure this gentlemen feels, like me, proud of his heritage and the wisdom shown through generations of expressive individualism.
The attitude of insulting proper English is spreading like a virus in all of our communities. This will have an adverse consequence; dumbing down the youth we so desire to have an advanced education.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Am I my Brothers Keeper? Seriously am I? It's the principality.

Recently at work(I sell insurance and work at a hotel) Two black youths came in at roughly 3am for two rooms with two adults in each room. Obviously for youthful indiscretions...admitted youthful indiscretions. Kids. They continued to haggle on price and the promise of a side piece of payment for my help in allowing them to check in for 2 nights instead of one. The excuse for me to help them was of course the monetary perks involved but also because we share a physical trait that trumps any morality, ideology, and for that matter values.

Can you guess?? Being BLACK.

While I fully love my heritage and the history behind it, is that reason enough to fraud my employer and to that extent condone the debauchery? We have all had youthful indiscretions I am sure, at what point do we define them as just that and not a catapult for an "Al Sharpton moment"?

As stated in earlier links on this site, truly there is a need for a new civil rights movement for the black community that does not rest on the laurels of "being black" or "false sense of entitlement".

"Why don't you want to give back?" I am often asked.

Giving..Giving period is crucial to a sound civil society. What, in this context, would I be giving?

Giving the argument of "Come on a brother...hook me up" any time of day is giving to the leftist view of entitlement racial discrimination.

Giving...To the church, to my family, giving my time to citizens seriously considering the path to individual upward mobility. Yes. You name the time and place and I will be there early.

In fact, my wife often points out my charity among this group. Whether it's my "gracious tip" to the young entrepreneurs selling lemonade down the street or my dedication to the door to door youngster with a runny nose and a shovel on a wintry weekend morning trying to shovel the effects of the previous nights ice storm. Personally, I want to support these deeds, through being a consumer of their respective services. Promoting thrift and hard work will generally cultivate the youth our generation desperately needs to thereby negate the future "entitlement society."

To give in to this idea that as a black man, faced with "black issues", spouted from our "black leaders", that are in direct relation to our "black communities" is atrocious.

I ask all races...Have you struggled? Have you felt the heavy burden of life? Life is hard on it's own....continued separation and racial polarization will continue the burden.

Racism exists, always will I am afraid, in our schools, private sectors virtually in all realms of life. Increasingly it has become taboo in many circles, what we are starting to see is not racism, but racial be discussed later.

Cleavages, while crucial, should not be used for pandering and displacing responsibility.

Through God and the God given liberties...not limited to but including the right to life, to prosper, bear fruit(personal favorite; Number 2 is en route..Praise God), the free market, and all the nature on earth.

The gentlemen and I had a lenghty discussion on the above and they decided on one night was sufficient and we exchanged contact information.

Lets focus on what we have as His children versus ambassadors of the evil one.

Pay your Tithe....It's the Principality

Old Testament saints offered God a tenth of their increase, known as a tithe. Abraham gave Melchizedek, priest of the Most High God, a tenth of the spoils from his victory over the Mesopotamian kings (Gen. 14:20). Jacob, Abraham's grandson, promised to give God a tithe of his possessions if God would grant him protection and blessing (Gen. 28:22). The law of Moses made tithing mandatory for the people of Israel (Lev. 27:30-2; Deut. 14:22-3). Malachi, the last prophet during the Old Testament era, rebuked the nation for neglecting the tithes that God had required (Mal. 3:8-10).

Can you imagine a world where we all paid our tithe? The amount given to the local churches and the impact on our local communities would be huge. Gone the days of government ran social programs bloated with bureaucracy. A state mandate of paying your tithe would promote social/moral order.

The next time we as Americans look to the state for assistance be it emergency aid relief, uninsured/health care issues, and other social plights, turn to the church. The church that has, and rightfully so, burdened many of these social plaques. Look to the church to fill the void of compassion all to forgotten by state run facilities when dealing with these constant issues.

God gave us all our freedoms we currently hold for granted. Was it not God who gave us our freedoms Including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness? I ask why do we (as a whole) feel compelled to pay our taxes to a state for its civil services(which to a point I agree) yet often disregard the provider for the "blessings" he has given to us through his Son?

When selecting a presidential candidate for 08, please keep in mind we need a president of strong moral character. Are we to judge these traits of rhetoric or action? Why vote for a candidate that demands increased government activity when dealing with social welfare?

Always from an objective point of view, we like to discuss these and more matters here, in an open, non-discriminatory forum.

For more related readings:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Please read in detail

Something to look over

This is deep, so take your time.

Why Did You Make Me Black Lord .... Lord .... Why did you make me black? Why did you make someone the world would hold back? Black is the color of dirty clothes, of grimy hands and feet... Black is the color of darkness, of tired beaten streets... Why did you give me thick lips, a broad nose and kinky hair? Why did you create someone Who receives the hated stare?
Black is the color of the bruised eye when someone gets hurt... Black is the color of darkness, black is the color of dirt. Why is my bone structure so thick, my hips and cheeks so high? Why are my eyes brown, and not the color of the sky? Why do people think I'm useless? How come I feel so used? Why do people see my skin and think I should be abused? Lord, I just don't understand... What is it about my skin? Why is it some people want to hate me and not know the person within? Black is what people are "Labeled" when others want to keep them away... Black is the color of shadows cast... Black is the end of the day. Lord you know my own people mistreat me, and you know this just ain't right... They don't like my hair, they don't like my skin, as they say I'm too dark or too light! Lord, don't you think it's time to make a change? Why don't you redo creation and make everyone the same?
GOD's Reply: Why did I make you black? Why did I make you black? I made you in the color of coal from which beautiful diamonds are formed... I made you in the color of oil, the black gold which keeps people warm. Your color is the same as the rich dark soil that grows the food you need... Your color is the same as the black stallion and panther, Oh what majestic creatures indeed! All colors of the heavenly rainbow can be found throughout every nation... When all these colors are blended, you become my greatest creation! Your hair is the texture of lamb's wool, such a beautiful creature is he... I am the shepherd who watches them, I will ALWAYS watch over thee! You are the color of the midnight sky, I put star glitter in your eyes... There's a beautiful smile hidden behind your pain... That's why your cheeks are so high! You are the color of dark clouds from the hurricanes I create in September... I made your lips so full and thick, so when you kiss...they will remember! Your stature is strong, your bone structure thick to withstand the burden of time... The reflection you see in the mirror, that image that looks back,..that is MINE! So get off your knees, look in the mirror and tell me what you see? I didn't make you in the image of darkness... I made you in the image of ME!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Does socialism even work? Why is this always looked at as the easy solution to poverty? Again, It's the principality.

Time for a new civil rights movement? It's the principality.

Lately as I sit in my domicile, watching the passerbys, I think of our past civil rights leaders spinning in their respective graves over the plight and the path of our sacred black community. As always from an objective point of view, lets examine some crucial evidence pertaining to this subject.

The above mentioned sites relate the visionary struggles we as black Americans face.

When will we bust the chains of slavery once and for all?

Why is the barometer for social success set on the white culture standards?

Please discuss in an open matter as to promote discussion.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

STOP WILLIE LYNCH! It's the principality.

Great subject for the first post!!

Whether you believe the hype or not, the Willie Lynch phenomen is worth looking into objectively.

Please visit the following links(Again, keep an open mind):

It is with these links that hopefully a discussion can ensue from what we perceive to be reality or just merely a hoax. From these readings, one sees a pattern of shifting blame and finding resolution. Are we, them, myself to blame? Truly the root of this discussion is perplexed and wide open.....creating a dialogue to the truth or hoax of this mess will certainly educate us all.