How Do We Stop Black Men From Killing Each Other?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    How do we stop Black Men from killing each other?

    What must we do to stop this epidemic of lost life from our homes and communities?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Monetary

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    Hey Destee.

    You do it by respecting each other first and foremost. By encouraging each other to respect each other first and foremost, we can build a bond of respect, love, and appreciation which will not allow us to harm each other so quickly.
     
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    Hey sister, Destee,

    How do we stop black men from killing each other.

    First we must give them the proper image and definition of "man". Then we must have an example fo them to go by. An positive example that looks like them. Then they must know their self worth . Then we must teach them how to love themselves deeply. Then and only then can he truly reflect love and give love to another. Then we teach them that their is no greater entity then God by any name. He is the only one that is higher then himself. The black brotherhood is vital. That his only outlet.

    If we can implement these things, Our young men won't have no need for any gang. Our young men will grab the father role and will love and honor his woman. Our black men will not kill his own.


     
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    Stop being silent about it when it occurs. We have to express outrage about it and make a clear demonstration that it is unacceptable and will not be tolorated. The message has to reverberate down to street level.

    Community outrage supported/backed up with positive programs designed to encourage acceptance of responsibility and a sense of unity within the community. ( That sounded like a Jessie Jackson rhyme)

    As long as we sit silent as a community and act as though we only care about a Black life when it is taken by a White police officer, the message that EVERY Black life is important and ANYONE who takes it is acting AGAINST the collective community will never be heard.

    These young men do no realize they are acting AGAINST the COLLECTIVE community when they choose to take the life of one of our own. Our community silence does nothing to resolve that ignorance.
     
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    There are only two ways. Find a deterrent or Find the REASON they are killing each other and eliminate it.

    Deterrents can come in two forms.

    1) A positive outlet for their ambition, aggression and their longing to be a part of something. Or...

    2) A negative consequence that is so severe that it prevents them from doing what they do.


    The Reason they are doing it is lack of other constructive ways to spend their time. This is (at the risk of sounding like a broken record) a result of LACK OF MONEY/RESOURCES.

    If basketball/football camps, book clubs, cultural stimulation, science fairs, artistic instruction were all made available in our communities without it straining the parent financially...kids killing kids would virtually disappear. The only ones left would be those born into a life of crime by their fathers, uncles, or cousins always being in the drug life. The ironic thing is...even those older males in the drug life will steer kids away from that life IF they knew something else to steer them TOWARDS.

    And we all know the Drug trade responsible for about half of the deaths in the hood (either directly or indirectly) is a result of a desire for wealth but an ignorance as to how to build it LEGALLY.

    Peace and Love
     
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    In such a times as these....

    Greetings!


    NOTHING......

    until THEY WANT to stop.


    THEN the suggestions offered can be beneficial.

    Step One.....ADMIT THAT IT IS A PROBLEM...those who are DO~ing it

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  7. Ankhur

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    there is alot that can be done but it cannot be done by those who have a subconcious hatred of the Black male.

    There is no foolishness among the youth of the NOI, or the youth of the various Kemetic Shrines either, and let's be clear this is a new phenomnon, not indicative of our culture or our folk ways of adaptation, since this fratricide was not going on during the time of segregation.
    This occured strategicaly during the 80s with the October Surprise, Oliver North, CIA drug importation of mega tons of pure grade cocaine into the nation, so much that it could nor be sold at a profit, but had to be transfered into freebase which was usiualy a high for the rich.
    the resulting product became known as crack.
    According to investigations by Maxine Waters and community activist Jim Brown, the beef betweeen the Crips and Bloods which was in the process of subsidibng, by virtue of the intervention of Minister Farakhan, at youth councils and meetings, was escalated and fueled , by LAPD.
    High tech weaponry flooded the West coast communities along with the Bronfman's family (real owners of Death Row)presenting gangsta rap to the airwaves, while strategicaly keeping out concious rap.

    There is a great deal that can be done, and is being done but it takes a heart free of bitterness,
    clarity, focus, and imagination creativity and determination
     
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    I wonder who they would be:?:

    and IF you THINK that is me......then I invite you to come where I am and ask the Brothers I work with/for!

    M.E.
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    Ankhur....WHY are you here IF you are doing so well where you are:?:


    How about you post MORE about what you have done and are doing that is working instead of TELLING others what's "wrong" with them...

    this ish is not rocket science for a Great One such as yourself

    Also....you seem to be so sure that myself and others are lacking in those areas AS IF you are ALL FLIPPING KNOWING....Why:?:


    Please STOP with the verbal beat-downs so we can continue to BUILD on our Strengths!

    M.E.
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    if every thing is a personal issue with you and an ego thing rrather then a concern for the greater good of the community then I pity you
     
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