Category Archives: Politics

It’s Time to Blame Self

There are two main battlefronts to address when dealing with our disposition in the Black community, not just in America but in the entire African Diaspora.  There is the system of White Supremacy, and then there is the fight we must have with ourselves as a people.  I believe both of these battles must be understood in order to win the war.  These two fronts have an order.  Funny thing is, we’ve always put the system of Racism White Supremacy first and the struggles within our own communities second.

If you’re like me I’m sick and tired of having to always talk about Racism White Supremacy, mainly because it has mostly been used as a tool by myself and perhaps you as well to explain to those outside the Black Community that this system is very real and exists and to explain why things are they way they are from a historical context.  We also discuss it to explain our own systematic demise and weaponry used by the enemy.   There’s no need to explain to those who mean you harm the tools and methods they use to harm you (they already know what they use!).  We primarily use Racism White Supremacy to explain to our own people about its existence so they may quickly learn to navigate themselves and then move on to the more important battlefront, and that is the battlefront within ourselves.

It’s time to blame self.  We are in our current disposition and it’s all our fault.  Yes, we have the chance, the opportunity, everything we need to get ourselves out of this mess without the help, need, or understanding of the rest of the world.  You sir are unemployed and it’s because of you!  You mam went to college and your brother did not because of YOUR family.  We don’t need handouts, we don’t need sympathy, we don’t need your support, and we don’t need your fucking Grammys and Oscars!  If you want to support our cause, then thank you, we appreciate it even.  But it’s not a necessity.

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I propose we change the order of the battlefronts and put MUCH more emphasis on blaming ourselves and fixing it.  The voice the world should be hearing from us on the media is not, “hey look at all the damage White Supremacy is causing”, but rather seeing initiatives and programs about we ourselves fixing our own problems, taking care of each other and rising.  We’ve been beating the odds all throughout history.  Our children should never, EVER hear coming out of our mouths that we didn’t get this job, or win that award because the system of White Supremacy prevented us or held us down.  Our wives should never hear similar things come out the mouth of her strong Black husband.  That’s just WEAK!  Real men stand up blame himself and resolve the issue with no excuses.  When he gets home he only tells his wife he got it done and she responds of course you did.

We have African pride.  We’re all leaders, inventors, creatives, philosophers, students, and teachers.  We’re a magnet to the world around us.  The world sticks to everything we touch and everything we create.  We don’t need the Oscars or Grammys for validation, let’s just create our own and award our own, celebrate our own, reach the level of perfection on our standards and the rest of the world will follow us if they’d like which they’ve always have.  Where do we start, how do we do it?  Simple… unity.  From unity, we have organization.  From organization, we have planning and goals which brings forth fruitful achievements in economy and education as well as measureable progress. We need to work as a collective and things will get better.  Blame self and let’s do it!

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Powerful Men of Color

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Today marks the day it was officially announced that Satya Nadella (Left) became the new CEO of Microsoft replacing Steve Ballmer and John Thompson (Right) became the new Chairman of the Microsoft Board replacing Bill Gates.  The world is made up of two main groups: white and non-white, or people of color (black, brown, red, yellow).  Whites make up about 1/5 (20%) of the world’s population while people of color make up the other 4/5 (80%).  Yet, beyond the overwhelming number of people of color it is not always the case we see people of color in powerful positions especially in Western and European society.  Even President Barack Obama only recently became the first non-white President of the United States and was much celebrated.  In the same way, I want to celebrate and congratulate these two gentlemen on a job well done and give thanks for helping to re-instill the racial pride we need as a people navigating in a world where the 1/5 dominates and rules the 4/5.

Satya Nadella has spent roughly 22 years at Microsoft and not only has the business acumen but also has technical brilliance.  Formerly the head of Microsoft’s most lucrative business, the “Server and Tools” enterprise business, re-branded to the “Enterprise and Cloud Services” business after the re-org, Nadella has proven to be the best pick among virtually everyone in industry for the job as new CEO of Microsoft.  Satya has the brains of Bill Gates and the leadership suave voice of Norm Judah (Chief Technology Officer of Worldwide Services at Microsoft) while at the same time possessing the the fighting vigor of Steve Ballmer.  Even his name having the “-ella” in Nadella is reminiscent of the recently passed Nelson Mandella, also a great leader.

One thing no one is talking about is that Satya Nadella is of East Asian/Indian decent. Internally Microsoft is filled with more of the same people with similar backgrounds and this must be a very powerful morale boost and motivational factor for the company. A departure from your typical Western leadership, this truly shows Microsoft’s diversity and belief of helping the entire world through software!

John Thompson has a very vibrant career.  Thompson, an African born in America in New Jersey is a sort of serial entrepreneur and has been a leader of many companies and organizations.  Among them, Thompson served as CEO for 10 years at Symantec corporation.  He also served 28 years at IBM and was the former Vice-President of IBM for some time.  In April 2006, Forbes top CEO list ranked Thompson #8 among all the top CEOs in the top industries.  For a time he was even being considered for the Commerce Strategy role as a part of President Obama’s Administration.  John Thompson has served for two years on the Microsoft board and now has replaced Bill Gates as Chairman of that board.

Both these men of color are very successful and impactful.  We should feel proud having great representation of what we as a people of color can do and it’s only just the beginning.  I wish them the best and I feel even more motivated to do great things and further help change the world!

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Politics: George Zimmerman Re-Arrested. The real reason.

George Zimmerman was found innocent after a long, grueling trial in which he shot and killed Treyvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenage boy.  Several months later many people, especially Black people, are celebrating and finally feeling some “justice” being served for the murderer.  However, what people don’t realize is the bigger agenda of what’s really happening.  I’ll tell you my theory.

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Please allow me to first tell you a short story.  The IRS once purposely overpaid an elderly woman during tax-returns for a couple years.  She never complained, just accepted the money as is.  After a couple years the government took her to court to claim her stealing from the government. Nothing happened to the elder woman (as planned), they just let her go and let her continue with her life.  But why go through all this trouble?  Well, as a result of the case the government was able to create a new law.  They created an agenda, a reason, and a case as a precedent to create a particular type of rule.  This is a common strategy employed in a racism (white-supremacy) society.

Back to Mr. Zimmerman.  George Zimmerman is a non-white male.  Treyvon Martin is a non-white male.  White-supremacy (racism) culture doesn’t care for any of the two gentlemen.  However, there was an opportunity.  As planned, they had to make George Zimmerman innocent in the Trayvon Martin case so they could then create a new precedent for the future in the same way they did with the elderly woman and tax fraud.

But of course Zimmerman being non-white, you didn’t think they would just let him go that easy huh.  Plus giving a little justice to another group would make people feel good and satisfied while still remaining blind to the real agenda.  There you have it folks, don’t be blind, wake up and see what’s happening around you!