One Hell of a Year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Twenty- twenty has been a traumatic year for the entire world. Lives lost due to the COVID-19 outbreak, jobs furloughed, police brutality/murders, down to the election of the 46th President of the United States. 

This year will go down in history for sure, I didn't grow up during the depression, slavery, or a pandemic outbreak (until now).....but 2020 has truly shown its ass and the true colors of those around me and around the world. I have heard stories of and know people who suffered from direct racism, sexism, and poverty. I have seen some of these things around me growing up but with much more subtleness. However the more and more I think back on those stories I was told and the history lessons in school, I see a whole new world around me. I see things of the past, things my grandparents and their parents experienced and suffered from reemerging.  

What truly is racism? How do we deal with it? How do we know who is and who isn't? Is it better hidden or outright in your face, plain as day? How do we overcome it? How do we stop the domino effect? How much longer will we make excuses? How many more years will it take for us to learn it takes way more effort to hate than it does to love?

One would hope to believe that in the times of today, we would all pull together, Black, Brown, White, to make a more positive, more joyful, more loving world..... but instead it seems we are still going in two different directions.

Blacks killing blacks is not a justification for Blacks being murdered by the police. However us killing one another should not be dismissed or swept to the wayside either. It is neither an excuse to continue to shell out harsher penalties to those of Melanin descent than it is to those with the lack thereof. It is neither to be dismissed that there are areas in our communities that need desperate attention and redirection. At the same time IT IS our responsibility to change the way in which we think. It is time that we help one another so that we too can have that generational wealth for our children, and our children's children, and our children's, children's children. We are all leaders, not just the ones who use their voices openly. You have a voice, we all have a voice, and it needs to be heard. 

Let's make noise when any of our peoples lives are lost NO MATTER WHO TAKES IT! 

Let's make noise when our children are failing in school because of the LACK of resources and LACK of caring teachers and administrators!

Let's make noise and become positive role models in more industries than music and sports!

Let's make noise and celebrate our heritage, our history, and our culture!

Become a teacher. Become a upstanding politician. Become business owner. Become whomever and whatever you want to become. But dont just become it for yourself. Become it so that others can see where you've come from (no matter the class) and know that they can become more than a body in a bag or a number behind bars. Show our people who grew up lacking positivity, roles models, fathers, mothers, food on the table, roof over their heads; show them they too can be whatever they want to be.


Build a legacy that will last for generations to come. We are a strong people and it's time for us to take back our seat on the throne! Build wealth that will get us out of poverty forever!

Living legacies leave lasting legacies!

Lasting legacies leave longer legacies!

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