Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fighting Through Ignorance...

It's amazing that someone would approach me about taking a special interest in a young kid. We're not talking about in any type of pervert'd way, but a genuine concern for a young African-American kid. Reminding him to stay focused, and instilling in him the notion of endless possibilities. That someone would say to me, "Maybe you shouldn't do that. That it may be a bit awkward." I can't recall on one hand the people that suggest'd I strive to reach my zenith as a person; nor, can I remember any parents questioning me about my intent with their daughter. There was no special interest; no genuine concern. Interesting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Death of Osama

I had to reflect, without being emotional, on the death of Osama bin Laden. Do I look at this from the lens of an American, Muslim, or American of African descent? I came to the conclusion that, although this represents a psychological victory for America, this so-called Judeo-Christian place; and I applaud our Commander in Chief President Obama and that this was accomplished under his watch, for me, the bigger war is represented by the systematic attack on the African- American male youth. I know the challenge that existed, and still does, for me to come to some type of constructive thought; to come to know and understand the 15th Amendment and the privilege that comes with that; and until this is brought to the forefront of the consciousness of these youths; then, the fight, the war, the violence of the letter, still exist. How do we bring these kids truly to know the idea of endless possibilities? To know that the minority are those that strive for excellence and not settle for mediocrity like the masses.