Sunday, April 03, 2005
“The child that will not allow his parents to sleep through the night must be prepared to stay awake himself.” African Proverb
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
I bet you didn’t know this, did you? Iraqis of African Descent.
Unlike most Iraqis, whose faces come in shades from olive to a pale winter white, Youssef (the sister in the picture above) has skin the color of dark chocolate. She has African features and short, tightly curled hair that she straightens and wears in a soft bouffant.
God Bless America, Really?
White MP`s were called in. armed with machine guns...They shot everything that moved, until nothing did; not one defenseless soldier got away. When the shooting stopped, over 1200 members of the 364th were slaughtered." In December of 1943, over one thousand black soldiers were slaughtered at Camp Van Dorn, located just outside the sleepy southern town of Centerville Mississippi. These enlisted men weren’t killed in combat with the enemy, but lined up and mowed down, unarmed, by white soldiers acting on orders from superiors in the US Army. Unbelievable, isn’t it? The first thought I had upon hearing about the incident was that it couldn’t possibly be true. So, I got my hands on the book, The Slaughter, written by Carroll Case, a local, white Mississippi journalist who blew the cover off this shocking, long-rumored massacre.
Letter from King George Bush.
From where I stand, I can clearly see your black tormented faces.
How you must hate me, I wonder how many of you, think of killing me of assassinating this country leader, But again looking at you all. I see fear, passive fear, fear of death. So I am safe within the confines of the law, to overtax you, underpay you, overwork you, police force you, and bury you black people. You people are victims of society, and victims of America. Even though you people achieved independence, European rule still prevails. Neo-colonialism has its roots deep in you people soul. Your so-called Black Leaders care not as long as they are well paid. So I am safe within the confines of your passivity to stand on this rostrum and address you. And fill your oppressed ears with mocking promises. As I speak, I speak for all that are here with me brown and nearly white. For color, class and creed has no meaning where the almighty dollar is concerned, and on behalf of the government here and abroad. I would like to thank you white voters for dipping your finger in the blood thus marking an X
Giving me the right to do wrong. You don’t have to hear my thoughts
You know them; No Black leaders are among you.
The Ghetto is not really a Place.
What’s so fabulous about being ghetto? In case you weren’t aware, the ghetto is not a place. It is a state of mind. Negroes are currently stuck in a ghetto state of mind that is hindering us all from achieving our full potential.
How did we get to this state?
It’s sort of like being a black horse in a horse race and your gate doesn’t open. Meanwhile, all the other horses are white and off and running but you’re stuck in the starting block. By the time your gate opens, all the white horses are damn near at the finish line because you didn’t have any W-D 40. Face it, Black people are about 400 years behind the finish line and something always causes our gates to stick. Be that as it may, while we should be trying to mount a come from behind victory, we often find ourselves hanging outside the stables, smoking weed and drinking malt liquor and Alize`.
Loud and obnoxious.
There is absolutely no reason for anyone, women in particular, to talk loud in the movie theater, on the bus or inside the store. Females slay me popping` gum, cussing and acting a straight fool in restaurants, at clubs or in other public places. It just isn`t necessary and believe me, no real man is going to respect a woman who does not carry herself like a lady. No real man wants a woman who does not recognize the difference between “can`t and cain`t” or “finna and preparing to.” In a pinch it`s okay to use “bout to” but that`s about as far as it should go. My recommendation: Be classy or shut the fu&k up, you`re not impressing anyone.
Now, “ holla if you hear me ” on this one; who was it that said it was cute for women (or some men even) to wear fake toenails? If you wear fake toenails (yes, even just one on your big toe) please see a counselor, it isn`t cute. I saw one lady in the mall with fake toenails on each one of her appendages. I`m sickened just trying to recollect how her keratin collection was all lined up and polished with little ornaments and doodads pasted on for decoration.
You ain’t no pimp!
Rolling on doves, rocking fur coats and ice while living in your mamas basement. And speaking of your mama,How would you like it if I said I was pimping her? Oh no, I heard you flow. Your not the black Gotti or Tony Soprano. And why would you wanna be Italian? And why you call your place a crib? I thought that’s where little babies live?
You aint no pimp!
Ducking your babies mamas child support. Selling drugs but asking me for a $20 dollar loan! Your dog, I worked hard for my bone. For a pimp you got some bad luck. You must be smoking your own product. Your conduct will only get you in the penitentiary or the cemetery. But you gonna get rich or die trying While you should be trying to get a degree or learn a trade. And then just like your public defendant, lawyer and bail bondsmen you too can get paid.
You aint no pimp!
How could you pimp your sisters anyway? Sisters why do you buy their CD’s and let them talk about you that way? Black folk have to go to the next level. Damn, you don’t overstand. Why you want to be a pimp? When a pimp aint even a MAN?
You aint no pimp!
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 6:08 PM