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Monday, April 16, 2018

IS THIS 2018 OR 1918

So now it looks like hatred and racism is upping the anty. Killing youn black men with bombs at their homes. But of course this is not seem as a terrorist act is it?  Aso overlook a nation we love to overlook incidents like the Oklahoma City bombing that was carried out by someone who was described as being a god fearing Christian young man. Now this is not to disparage Christians or god fearing people because evil in all its complexities exists within every facet of human culture including religion. No this is about calling and seeing things as they are. Seeing the maniacal, twisted minds of individuals who hide behind bullshit agendas, religion, patriotic pride to cause harm, wreak havoc in an already divided country. Facts, the individual who committed the crime was in the process of being apprehended before he took his life but it doesn't take away from the fact that the game has changed. But wait... there's more. How about the young black man that was and still is being ridiculed for not only applying to multiple universities but actually getting accepted to each one he applied to. So how does that become a problem? I guess as long as our youths are causing destruction, selling drugs or going to prison at an alarming rate that's cool? However when they apply themselves, tap into their purpose and manifest their academic excellence it's a problem. The thing is we have more in common as a people than differences but to ignore the reality of what has been and still is happening will only make the situation worse.

SMOOVE GROOVE OF THE DAY - LINDSEY WEBSTER- LOVE INSIDE

Even if It's Meant...There's Still Work To Do

Destiny itself is such a funny topic. From birth so many of us have been told that we were destined to do and be great. To bring forth things that the world we live in would be able to use and benefit from. On the other hand alot of us have been told that it we weren't shit, never gonna be shit and that would be blight upon our family and society as a whole. Then there are the matters of the heart. People meet daily and make connections with people who based upon the interaction and the things shared come to the conclusion that they are "soul mates" or they are meant to be.

Even with all that being said no matter what scenario fits your situation there is still going a be a significant amount of work to acheive or manifest the end results of which may or may be your destiny. Just being intelligent, skillfull or knowledgeable has ever been enough to achieve the things in life we seek. Having the theory is good but putting it to work is where it really counts. Working hard towards a goal makes the acquiring of it that much more sweeter to enjoy. If a college degree is something that I wish to attain and it's my destiny to have one then I must do all that is necessary to achieve it, including jumping over, going around all the obstacles within myself and outside of myself that will seek to hinder me.

Conversely, meeting someone, acknowledging the physical attraction that is shared is not nearly enough to manifest the destiny that may lie between the two of you because between the destiny that lies between the two of you is the road, the path and the obstacles that litter it. It is on that path that one finds out very quickly that manifesting said destiny is not going to always be easy. In my own experiences I've learned that knowing something should be is not nearly enough for it to be. It is the work, it is the staying focused upon the goal that will always aid one in attaining the goal and bringing that destiny to fruition.

It's never been my experience to not have to work for or towards something or someone if that was my desire or aim. What I have learned that if something is truly meant for me, then I must not only "plan the work, but I must work the plan." Be steadfast and honest about how I'm going to go about it and be realistic about how possible attaining this thing really is. Fully knowing that the obstacles will come but am I strong enough, focused enough, sincere enough to withstand all that may come and still keep it moving. Yeah, something may be your destiny, but are you, am I willing to do the work necessary to manifest it? Just a question.

HIP HOP JOINT OF THE DAY- ROSES- PETE ROCK, SMIF & WESSUN & FREEWAY

Monday, January 15, 2018

Fake News and Alternative Facts



Its ironic that we live in a society that clamors for truth, craves honesty and when it is shared our dispensed its frowned upon. Dismissed with a minimum of concern and in most cases even ignored. Ah but lies, now that seems to be something that is more palatable or easily to digest and for the most part we seem more willing to accept it as truth. So what is it about the truth that is so upsetting to people? What is it about the truth or being honest that people would rather deal with falsehood as oppose to the real thing? You hear it all the time, "fake is the new real" or how so-called reality shows are so popular in pop culture, the only about them is very little is reality based. For those who are not so inclined to think for themselves or are used to being to how and what to think, then this is perfect for them. Why? Because alternative facts will be something that will always fit you mental and emotional composition. It will always provide a platform and and a way of thinking that will enable one to hold onto misguided rhetoric and hateful doctrine. Here's the thing, in the movie A Few Good Men, I truly think Jack Nicholson's iconic line spoke volumes then and more so now.Alternative facts and fake news has given people the excuse they needed to hold onto and believe in the things or ideals that they have held onto to despite the evidence the says this in not working. I think the brother Frantz Fanon said it best:

Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”

So tell me what do you think

Peace

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Reflection of The Day- Dreams Deferred and Potential

It's not like this subject has not been banded about for the last few decades in regards to the Black man. Every city, every neighborhood has stories of a young black man with promise, poised to make his mark in the world and suddenly by fate or chance something happnes to derail him/her and all we are left with is the memories that the stories produced. Now, all too often we like to blame others for what happens in these situations but not me. Today I'm talking about the fact that so often it is us not participating in our own survival, so then we become complicit in our own demise.

We can talk about pharmaceutical death that dispensed on the corners, we can talk about alcoholism, domestic abuse, child abuse, AIDS and other the other maladies that plague our community. Police brutality, black men losing the lives for little or nothing, We can talk about so many of the negatives that we live with, but for some reason we never want to address the fact that there are things we have done as a people in the past and what we're doing now that are directly proportionate to what is going on today. Today, dreams and potential are often deferred because our parents had theirs deferred and didn't feel it necessary to impart certain information that would be necessary for the kids to have a dream, work towards a dream and then manifest the dream. Some of our parents did the best with what they had, but what happened to the mentors and all the other elders in the village?

Bottom line is we are in trouble. Despair and depression over run our communities and that makes it seem like there is no hope, but there are still diamonds in the rough in the hood. There are miracles being produce daily. Yes things are rougher than ever, but it is not impossible, but it starts with the parents, leaders and elders. We can't give up on ourselves and we can't give up on each other, after all we're all we got.

Lyrical Lasers - From God's To Niggas

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I reminisce about basking in the suns radiant rays on the Golden coast of African shores; me the original Asiatic black man, proud African, ascendant of the Moors. God’s we had dominion over everything as far as the eye could see and everything I saw was beautiful because it was a reflection of me.

Philosophy, the arts and science were born into existence through our divine lineage, while we built Kingdoms and nations other only dared to dream about or fantasize. They say they came to teach us, but how can you teach the already civilized and all wise? So they came with a plan that brought division, then destruction to our tribes as they made plans to divide up Africa and colonialize.

Like magic we were here one minute and then poof, gone the next. From being draped in the finest silks and linens, chillin on riverboat barges as they floated down the Nile, to being dropped on floating grave yards of purgatory, that dropped us off like garbage on the shores of this imperial hell. Forced to build this country on the small of our backs to the sound of whip cracks, while at home our way of life, our civilization fell.

Of our former selves today we are only a shell as our streets and intersections are filled with black on black insurrections boiling over from a pot of self hate making for a very sour confection. What’s worse, our tribal connections are quickly dying from a cancerous infection called ignorance

Street corner pharmacist chemically dispense genocidal death from block to block, door to door. Young girls lose their innocence from hearing it so much, now they think their names are bitch and hoe. Back then and even today they call us savages and we seem to play that part. Forgetting who we are, where we come from, our spiritual foundation and the knowledge that God and us are synonymous, never apart.

However it seems to me by the way we act they might be right, go figure. Nowadays the word God seems to be just a three letter word, maybe that’s why we can’t help but act like niggas, my how the might have fallen.

Conscious Elements
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