Black People : How Much Do Black Lives Matter To Us?

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  1. Al D

    Al D We become that which we repeatedly do.. PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Black Lives Matter are the words of a movement..Poignant and profound words resounding across America and social media.. Words that are embraced by many and chanted in unison at the rallies and marches in cities across America that symbolize the overwhelming discontent towards the racist establishment, injustice, imbalanced and prejudicial society we live in but most of all law enforcement and the judicial system that fails to hold these wanton murderers accountable. We can very easily say Black Lives Matter but what are we hoping to change by it and what are we willing to sacrifice to bring about that change..So I want to pose a few questions...Just for an overall consensus..
    Are we going to shoot down Law Enforcement and sacrifice our lives and those of our loved ones (a bit extreme) for Black Lives to Matter ?
    Are we willing to engage in combat with law enforcement and risk physical injuries in order to hold our ground when we protest for Black Lives to Matter?
    Are we willing to participate in a national boycott or work stoppage (which would bring this country to a screeching halt) for Black Lives to Matter?
    I ask this because the current model does not yield results and in that light I feel that the measures or strategies that one engages in with the enemy today must change in order to yield results..
    What is the extreme that you are willing to go to for Black Lives to Matter and what do you feel is more doable and would yield the best results?
     
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    those actions require a level of organization that we just don't have......
     
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    I agree with Jamesfrmphilly as long as black people have the choice to decide independently of one another, we will never get behind a movement like BLM in a way you are suggesting.


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    Brother James, you are absolutely correct. Not only is it a level of organization, it is also a level of desire, commitment, respect and sacrifice that is absent from most of the AA/Black populace... You and I come from a different time man where we knew what suffrage was like and understood the urgency and need for organization and sacrifice.. We lived through the sixties and seventies where we had to fight for everything man. We turned a black struggle into a black mission and we weren't settling for nothing..We had much less and we did much more and what was necessary to make our voices heard and our presence known. I am where I am today because of that spirit, respect and pride of blackness that I was introduced to... I know you remember that time brother of Black solidarity and respect and how we embraced each other and celebrated our Blackness. You couldn't walk down the street or go anywhere without giving recognition (greetings) to our brothers and sisters out on the streets..We, for the most part loved, respected and protected one another back then....We still had our hard heads and nay-sayers and detractors and saboteurs but it didn't stop us.
    Folks today don't have that same spirit and fight in them and don't understand that they have to be willing to give up something in order to get something. I don't know if they really understand what is at stake here. We have been going in reverse for far too long and it is time to switch gears. If not now, then when.. The signs are there and if folks don't respond accordingly it's going to be a long long time of suffrage... Maybe that's what is needed.....The lack of response to this post is an indicator of that..
     
  5. Al D

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    I was referring to black lives matter (populace)as a whole brother not just the organization..I wanted to change the title but couldn't edit it...But your comment does have some merit.. Indeed..
     
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  7. Al D

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    Don't know if the change will make any difference though brother...It goes so much deeper...
     
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    Sorry for taking so long to log in this morning. I was helping a young Black man I help mentor to prepare for a panel he is on today to talk about student activism.

    Bro. AI D, thank you for starting this thread. In my opinion, it's critically needed and the timing couldn't be more perfect.

    I don't disagree that Black people aren't organized politically (or economically) but there was a time when we were more organized than we are. Does anyone here think it's impossible to organize again and better around the issues that we've been discussing and the BLM has been discussing?

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    Killer Mike gave an impassioned speech during a visit to an Atlanta radio station and encouraged people to boycott certain corporations.

    While we sit and write, there are people out there who are taking charge and creating a movement not unlike what Bro. AI D is posing for us to consider. Killer Mike is doing it and he's encouraging us to take our warfare to the financial institutions and I wholeheartedly agree. Been saying this for a while. Click on his name and see what I'm talking about.



    It's real for all of us so are you willing to be a part of a movement? If so, what can you do and are you willing to do it?

    Control your money? Are there options available to us?

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    Fifteen Black Entrepreneurs Make a Big Deposit In A Black-Owned Bank

    I'm meeting more college students who now want to be progressive and get involved in politics on a local level that will lead to the national level.
    Can we have this discussion longer than a simple comment and brainstorm ideas on how we can be a part of change?
     
  9. Al D

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    There is so much that we can do and we can begin it right here at Destee. I wonder how many folks would get behind organizing and supporting a national Black Solidarity Day?
     
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    Can this thread be edited to include a poll based on the question of whether people would get behind organizing a Black Solidarity Day?
     
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