Dunn is Done

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4 second degree ATTEMPTED murder but a young Black man is DEAD. Not attempted to be dead but dead. It’s unbelievable how worthless our legal system continues to deem young Black men. I’ve already been called a race baiter by a white man and a dumb bitch by a Black Negropean so let me get the record straight.

Why are you always race baiting when you call racist white folks out. You created the system and it works for YOU. We all know if a brother shot at 4 white boys and killed one because their music was too loud be it rock or rap, his black ass would be under a jail by now. Stand your ground would not work for him. The sistah in florida that shot a ceiling when her abusive husband came after her got 20 years in 12 minutes. She’s been released but still has to go back to court. So all of you wanting to get rid of the law is not really going to change much because any law in place never applies to us in the same way. Nobody has to bait anybody because Stevie Wonder can see how jacked up the system is and getting angry about it is a perfectly normal response.

To the Negropean that said I was too emotional and had an incomprehensible response, you are typical. First degree murder is based on intent, deliberation and premeditation. The software engineer is not a stupid man and so he intended to kill, he didn’t deliberate long and did it deliberately and premeditation was the fact that he sat in his car and said f it I’m shooting. Murder in the FIRST Degree but the jurors just couldn’t convict. I hope it was due to the Black Jurors that held out as to why there was a mistrial. They couldn’t give this fool a second degree MURDER charge either?

What’s the outcome? The mother of Jordan Davis is a better woman than I am. I pray he gets it the first week he’s in jail. We’ve been waiting on justice for 500 years. No more marches, no more walking slow and singing low, it’s time to fight back on several fronts. We need to:

1. Get the prosecuters fired and unelect Rick Scott

2. Boycott Florida until Stand your ground is repealed

3. Boycott business supporters of ALEC that supported the law

4. Support all the other victims of the law

5. Bust caps in every white person like Dunn or anybody we feel threatened by

Trust me racists aren’t ready to die as quick as they are ready to kill and the moment Mr. Charlie starts getting his ass shot the law will be changed immediately. RIP Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin, your deaths will not be in vain. Hopefully the brothers inside will see to that.

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These Three Words

 

I’ve been sitting here thinking about what to write for Black History Month. Should I express my complete and utter feelings of anger at every instance of racism I am seeing on a rise in society? Do I rant on the disrespect for everything Black like the celebrity fight of the killer of Trayvon Martin whose death still brings me to tears every time I think of him? Do I rail on Negropeans like Allen West that want to be White so bad he doesn’t deserve to be in the skin he’s in?

There is so much pain, hatred and emptiness to go around. Black History Week that became Black History Month was started by Bro. Carter D. Woodson to make us remember who we are as a people. It’s human to get mired in the hatred that has and continues to oppress us. Daily news reports of death, unemployment, lack of health care you name it we are at the very bottom or the very top of lists that prove very little has changed in this country. Especially power structure for all you Negropeans that beg to differ because you are a house nigger. Basically that scenario hasn’t change much either. House or Field we make that decision early on and live our lives accordingly, I would have been the one always running or grinding the glass for you know what.

As I get older I find the best way to deal is to love yourself and your people MORE. I don’t mean love as a way to passively go through life and take what’s given to you. I mean it as a way to elevate yourself to a level spiritually that makes you fear-LESS. See racism only works when you live in fear. If you fear the White Man he will always control you and you will never be FREE. A good example to me is this past superbowl. The great white hope Peyton Manning was the man of the hour. He had the best offense in the game. They were supposed to win. But their asses got handed to them. Why? Those young brothers wanted it and did not let the world tell then any different. The young quarterback thanked God after the game. If He knows his creator and is the brains behind the plays, Sherman and the others know who they are and whose they are and they shut it down. They love the game and they loved each other. Period.

The lesson to me is when we love ourselves enough to be fearless in our personal lives and live up to our greatest potential, when we express that love to each other there is no racist that can hold us back. The Jig is up and that’s what white supremacy is afraid of. When you are no longer afraid to be who you are their time is up. These Three Words. Saying and believing it of yourself and your people will give you the strength to fight the fight, build your community, spend your money wisely, pool your resources and create strong families.

I LOVE YOU! Happy Black Ourstory Month and Make it Count!

Remembering American Terrorism, Happy MLK Day

martinMy last post last month was right after the death of Nelson Mandela and all the cute grandpa pictures of him and the accolades from around the world. Today I’m thinking about how we’ve fallen for the same okey doke with Dr. Martin Luther King. We remember his eloquent words, the marches, I have a dream and the powerful pictures of the march on Washington. We get a 3 day weekend and probably will go shopping or lay around all day and never really give a thought to what he did and what happened to him.

He was assassinated. A high powered rifle blew his neck out. Look at the picture above again. That’s the reality and that’s why this post is about remembering American terrorism. Let’s see Medgar Evers and Malcolm, JFK and Robert Kennedy too. America doesn’t like real leaders and takes out anybody that galvanizes too many people. Let’s be real.

So I think about my life on days like this. The main lesson Martin did teach us, even though I didn’t agree with non-violence, was to live and die for what you believe. He said can’t nobody ride your back unless it’s bent. When I think about the courage it took to say no more, I am brought to tears.Those with little means sacrificed it all.

So today, don’t do the King Day Sale at Macy’s (just kidding) or have a twerk party (have you seen the posters?) but ask yourself is fear dictating my life and my decisions? Are you really living not surviving? Is fear of losing a job, fear of losing a relationship or just plain False Evidence Appearing Real controlling you? Terrorist count on your fear. Martin and the civil rights movement stopped being afraid and stood up so their backs were not bent. They showed us we don’t have to be afraid either. That my friends was the greatest gift he gave us so please honor him with your life by truly living it.

Power To The People–Amandla Awethu

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To our ancestor I give much respect and all that could be said has already been said. The respectful condolences and praise. The racists too. Their crap I just heard about because I didn’t want to burst a blood vessel tripping on how ignorant they can be. But his death has made me really sit down and think about some things.

The world loves the smiling grandpa that Mandela’s image above commands. How loved he was for turning from his stand of fighting back with the ANC to 27 years in prison and  changing to peace. White folks love that. Then there is the forgiveness and reconciliation in South Africa. Black folk do all the forgiving and to this day I don’t know what in the hell got reconciled when they still don’t have shit. Who really benefited and what do Black folk in South Africa really have? They took a page from the American playbook of if you can’t beat them, join them. Give them a vote and let them really think they have something but never share the money and power.

Just like here, we have a Black President and a vote and we are still at the bottom of everything. Worst housing, education, health care, unemployment, legal rights you name it.For all the Negropeans with Stockholm syndrome that will start talking about what have Black folks done for themselves I gladly refer you to google Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921 to read about when some brothers that were WW 1 vets that  protected a black man slated to be lynched for bumping into a white woman. It is the only US city bombed from the air. They were standing up and they were killed. We’ve been fighting since we got here but too many of us now are sleeping with the enemy in every sense of the word.

But what has all this love and forgiveness really gotten us? Staying alive maybe? America doesn’t send bibles to Iraq or Afghanistan so why is it we always take the violence and continue biting the pillow? I’m sorry I just don’t have the capacity to keep forgiving. I am unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian but I’ve never believed that non-violence and forgiveness is the only way to deal with oppression. Jesus kicked some ass with a whip. I just feel we always get the short end of the stick and so many of us fall for Symbol and forget about substance. We are still at the bottom people. Mandela you are the last of your kind. Your passing just made me see more clearly how far we still have to go. The struggle continues. Amandla Awethu/1

I Love Being Black

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I got up this morning just really loving my Blackness. More than usual. LOL. I had dry twisted my hair so I love the way my hair waves up. Then  when I was putting on my shea butter I was like damn I have nice pretty brown skin. I made an Egyptian Eye makeup look too. Wow, Egyptians, builder of the Pyramids were Black and African just like me. Ok, the original name of the motherland was Alkebulan or the Egyptian word for motherland was Afri-uka. But the Romans used the name of one of their generals, Scipio Africanus to rename the continent. See we can never be left alone. White folks is always hating but imitating.

As I left the gym I saw this young brother quarterback, Russel Wilson on the flat screen. He’s kicking ass. Racists always thought a Black man didn’t have the intellect to be a QB. No what I say is that’s the only position they were trying to hold on to but that will soon be history. They know when we are given an opportunity we are always the best. That’s not racist on my part just the truth. That is the key to understanding racism. Fear.

Love your BLACK self. If we were not so good, why do white supremacists try so hard to hold you down and hold you back. Despite the fact that we were stripped of everything we still have a connection to our culture, our language our SWAG. Look at the influence of our music, art, style, language, inventions, creativity and bottom line the jump we gave this country of 500 years of free labor. Our ROI, return on investment, has been minimal at best and it’s time that changed.

When I see red, black, green and yellow I feel the connection. There is nothing I can’t do and no amount of racism can take my love for myself and my people away. Never let another human’s limited view be the reason why you limit yourself. White folks, your mama, your man, your sibling, your teacher, your employer, your friends, your church, NOBODY can stop you from being you. Can’t nobody do like we do! Sonia Sanchez said it best, We a BaddDDD People. Dare to love your BLACK self in all your authenticity. 

Faith KKKristian Academy Shame on you!

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This beautiful little 12 year old girl is facing expulsion because of her lovely natural hair. See white folks been seeing perms/relaxers so long they can’t take natural hair. Hell most of us can’t either, black women I mean. Why is it that everything we do has an issue? If we wear natural hair, afros, locs, braids. twists etc. there is always a policy problem. We are under attack no matter what we do. Too black, too white, too nappy, too straight hear we go. This is killing the self esteem of our young people and unfortunately too many adults are already dead. Why are we still fighting these kind of battles at this late date?

If you can’t see the racism in this you have a problem. We need to bombard the school with calls and emails so this little girl and her mother don’t have to feel alone. Once again it’s Florida in the house. Well the shit needs to stop right now. If enough of us get off our lazy asses and make one phone call or send an email the Faith Christian Academy will know they are under a spotlight and will know in the matchless name of Jesus, we ain’t having it. I made my call. Here is the number and pick option 6: 407-275-8031. Their contact page is as follows: http://www.fcalions.org/contact/

This is on my high pisstivity list and I also will get in touch with the reporter that broke the story as well. So if you make a call or send an email, hit me up so I can know I’m not the only one that’s upset. Do something. Just take a moment to make a difference today. If we keep biting the pillow and doing nothing then you’re going to keep suffering and our ancestors gave to much for us to still be disrespected! Faith without works is dead!

Obamacare

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Let’s just take a real look at this once and for all. If your ass was poor with no insurance you already are going to the free clinic so shut the f up. If you have insurance from your employer you have choices like you always did and you need to pay attention when the options are laid out for you unlike most of you that don’t go to the presentation at the job or hate to read the paperwork and slick brochures. For you other mofo’s that are eligible for a subsidy to help pay your premium check it out and you will be pleasantly surprised. Now finally for you dumb mofo’s that got a cancellation letter you were paying for BULLSHIT in the first place and should be happy it’s gone because you were paying a premium that didn’t cover much of shit anyway. You too need to go look at your other options because the insurance company of course will try to get you to sign up for something higher because they’ve been sticking it to you already.

Why wasn’t all this shit brought up 3 years ago when it passed? Couldn’t the insurance companies, Democrats, Republican’ts and everyone else asked this simple question–what will happen to the policies that don’t measure up to the new standards? Simple huh. But no the President is lying and this all is an abject failure right? F*ck the Republicans that have done everything to make it fail. F*ck the Democrats for being so damn scared this is going to affect bids for election a fricking year from now when it will all be over and working just fine and F*ck the dumb asses that can’t read or use a computer, the site is of little consequence because it worked fine for me but I’m in California not a state that fought the whole damn thing.

To me because of the elimination of pre-existing conditions, so a young woman with breast cancer, or a child with an unknown illness or an elder man with diabetes complications can now get help makes all this bullshit worth it. Can we just for once give a damn about people that really need the help. Medical care should not be profit based because the fat cats will always get theirs, the sick be damned.

Single payer, Medicare for all will work. We just need to get off our lazy asses and make it happen.

Sistahs N SistahHood

Image11/12/13 is my Sorority’s Founders’ Day this year and we are celebrating 91 years of service. I joined over 30 years ago and dedicated myself to “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” Today I want to talk about the power of SistahHood. I use this spelling to denote the union of women of color that created a Sorority in a time when racism was rampant and women had just gotten the right to vote.

But as I think about our her-story and how far we have come as women, I am always motivated to do more. As a Black woman that was a queen in her homeland, was brought to Amerikkka to be raped, beaten, bred with her father, son or brother to produce babies to be sold. My mother and grand mother picked cotton, cleaned houses, raised white children and their own, cooked, made clothes and made a dollar out of 15 cents. My grandmother even washed the mentrual rags of white women with her hands. There were no tampons or washing machines. That degrading task is forever a reminder to me of the focus we must have.

You see so many women that are my foremothers made sacrifices I can barely imagine but their focus was always to survive and prepare for the next generation. The cooked pies and pooled the resources they had to build schools and colleges and pushed for the education of youth. My Founders did. They kept pushing and organizing and served in the military and worked in factories and got Phd’s. They lifted as they climbed.

We have such a rich legacy as women but the world still is filled with racism and sexism so our race and gender is still very much under attack. Media still portrays us as crack heads, prostitutes or judges. Go figure that! First Lady Michelle Obama is more of a discussion about her arms and ass and attitude rather than her intellect, she was Barack’s boss when they met. Twerking and a Black woman’s ass clapping is the image of choice for media as well as discussions about our hair, weaves, lack of marriage and children born out of wedlock.

My Sistahs, the attacks on us have not changed but have we? Are we more worried about if we have a man, how we are dressed, what purse we carry, our nails and hair and whose husband we will go after? Are we pooling our finances and building schools for our children and providing employment for each other? Will any piece of man with a dick and a pillowcase be good enough to get it?

Unfortunately there are women that fit these stereotypes, that are selfish and rude.Unfortunately too many of us waste our money on what we want instead of what we need.  I know there are still women working hard every day. Still raising children, being positive wives, daughters, sisters that are students to corporate executives. We are doing it and I love you Michelle Obama as a role model of class, intellect, beauty and accomplishment. But what has changed my sistahs? Being dedicated to the race and gender is no longer a general priority. There are some of us that continue the work but on the whole on average, we have picked up the bad habits of society and adopted the me, my, mine attitude. There are women that are more worried about looking good at the club and their kids look like hell. There are women that be damned to the family that only want married men. There are gold diggers that will suffer abuse for the mighty dollar. We hate on each other and act as though we are each other’s worst enemy. It’s got to stop!

Sistahs, God ordained us to give birth to not only children but to the future. We raise our men, we chose who is worthy to be a man, we determine the course our people are taking. You have a great responsibility and it is high time that we remember the women before us and make our race and gender a priority in our thinking and actions or we are doomed. My grandmother’s hands in bloody water that was not her own makes me remember the legacy she passed on to me.

Happy Founders’ Day my Sorors and to all my Sistahs Remember Who and Whose You ARE!

Bed and Beyond

kerrySeeing a black woman in bed with a white man because she wants to be there is too much to take for some people. Especially some Black Men. I saw some comments recently that really pissed me off and you know I have to respond. The comments basically went there about her dating history and how she and other celebrity women are going white and a lot of other crap. Ok here I go:

1. I love Black men and I personally am not interested in  white men as potential lovers, husbands or anything other than my friends. That’s my preference and I’m not limiting myself or being racist or closed minded. Loving myself and MY man is a good thing and wanting to build a Black family is my duty and responsibility. If you don’t that’s your preference. But if you think dating a White man or any other race is going to automatically affirm you and prove Black men ain’t sh*t then you are in for a rude awakening because if you don’t love yourself ANY man will pick up on it and you will be a booty call. Men are men.

2. Black women have been abused, raped, beaten and disrespected since we got off the slave boat  by ALL men. But it has been exceptionally difficult to swallow the abuse from your own Black Man. We have been called too loud. too rough, a Bitch, a Whore, Nappy headed and ugly by the weak ass, confused, self hating Black men that feel a white woman is the prize and proof of their success  be they corporate execs to rappers and athletes. To you I say on behalf of Sistahs everywhere you can kiss my ass and just like you made your choice, I can make mine. You came from the womb of a Black woman so if you debase her you are one sorry example of a man. When your white girl leaves you when you lose that contract or job, don’t be mad because they don’t do broke. The ones that do pretty much want something else you got and there is always one bigger.

3. For the Brothers that do love Black women and hate seeing the choices many of us are making all I can say is step your game up. Many of us are tired, alone and have decided being loyal to our race over our gender is getting difficult. Black Men and Women need to get real with one another. The games and bullshit has to stop. Face it Sistahs have held out a hellava lot longer than you have. Be the King you are supposed to be and Sistahs like me are not going anywhere. Check the Brothers you know are messing up. But if they persist, They Don’t Deserve Us so let them go. Clean the gene pool.

4. Unfortunately, our racist society would much rather show a white man with a Black woman, or a white woman with a Black man as a false show of racial harmony that doesn’t exist in the heart of most. Show a Black man loving a Black woman? When was the last time you saw that? It’s a reality that media does not show Black love, affection, unity, loyalty, family because you can’t maintain racism and white supremacy if you show Black people as real people. It’s a fact so all the living together, sleeping together and working together hasn’t changed much and it won’t.  Until white supremacy is dealt with we are all just making the motions and all the interracial hook ups in the world won’t change a thing.

Whew! I’m done. I will still be watching Scandal. It’s a damn tv show. Get over it, get over the picture above and everybody needs to love themselves and do what they want because that’s what grown folks do.

Cruz Klux Klan-The Tea Party Terrorists

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Congressman Grayson from Florida called it on the Tea Party by saying they were no more popular than the Klan. The picture above he sent out had me on the floor. It never ceases to amaze me that Republicans and conservative talking heads can say what ever they want but one little line from a liberal and oooooh it’s so controversial. The bottom line is the Tea Party is the more visible KKK that has only changed their image and tactics but then again they haven’t changed much–terrorists are terrorists.

A textbook definition of a terrorist is a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims. Period.

The original Klan wore hoods and robes to terrorize Black people as ghosts of the civil war.  They just couldn’t get over the fact that they LOST the war. The Tea Party keeps putting dumbasses like Ted Cruz up to their bullshit but you LOST.

How in the world is Obamacare that was passed 3 years ago affecting the economy? People are not working which means they are not purchasing enough which is what fuels the economy. What is wrong with these people?  That makes no sense and you don’t have to be an economist to understand that. Just like dumb KKK members that worked against their own interests. Poor white folks with no jobs wanting to keep slavery!. Teabaggers fighting for the rights of Rich People that could give a rat’s ass about them. Cut the taxes for the rich, cut food stamps and God forbid you get healthcare if you are sick. Do teabaggers even know what that means? Well they need to get the balls out out of their mouths and get a clue.

The middle class is dying and without it we become a third world nation. Hating Obama because he is Black is the issue here beyond politics. Bill Clinton in their opinion was poor white trash that wasn’t supposed to be president but damn they gave him some slack because he was still white. Shutting down the government just cost us $24 billion. I want it back.

It’s time to call these people out and send them back to their hoods and robes where they belong.

   

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