Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
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.