We become that which we repeatedly do..
No, they probably wouldn't be accepted by a white man, but I' not a white man brother. I'm speaking truth and most times it is a painful meal to digest.if these statements were made here by a white man would it be permitted ????
sometimes an avatar is used to inject the poison.
think about it.
You see, I am from 5 generations removed from slavery. I have copies of the bill of sale from my ancestors who were sold in the 1800 's. The one thing that my folks always did was work extremely hard to make it but never allowed the system of oppression be the thing that held them down. They were strong proud people both men and women who persevered under extreme hardship. and that is one of the traits we are lacking in our people today. Most of them didn't have a formal education but that didn't stop them from being somewhat enterprising... After slavery they took advantage of the reconstruction period and purchased land and established themselves as pillars of their homesteads and communities in South Carolina. (Go ahead and google African Americans of Lower Richland County) brother James.
It took me long while to come around but eventually I did because I realized that it was me that was holding me back... I was ignorant, stubborn and blamed everyone else for my misfortunes in life.
My aunt told me once (son there ain't no pie in the sky and I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Stop walking around looking angry like the world owes me something because it don't. Hold your head up high and be a proud Black man). I didn't understand it then but it stayed with me and eventually, I got it when:
A few years later while I was in treatment for heroin addiction my moms said to me ( Son, what you want is on the outside and that won't work. You have to want it on the inside and until I do, nothing will change in my life. I would always be a junkie). That night after she had left it was like I had an epiphany, Everything began to make sense. Everything!!
I'll be the one to say it because no one else will. A lot of us need to, wake up, get off your butts and get busy with being somebody and building something meaningful in your lives.. Tomorrow isn't promised to you and neither is success. Failure you can have all day long because it don't require nothing.