Brother AACOOLDRE : TV Jobs: In black & white

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  1. AACOOLDRE

    AACOOLDRE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    TELEVISION BLACK OUT JOBS
    By Andre Austin

    Reality TV shows that display white Americans buying & selling:

    1. Pawn stars (Las Vegas)
    2. Hardcore pawn (Detroit)
    3. Real Deal
    4. Storage wars: California
    5. Storage wars: Texas
    6. American restorations
    7. Home repair and flips
    8. Building choppers bikes
    9. Pimping cars out
    10. Dog catching bond jumpers
    11. Repossessing cars
    12. Small aircrafts in Alaska transporting goods
    13. Pickers
    14. Funeral home service

    So whats wrong with this picture is that there isn’t a reality show picturing black people making a honest living. However, there are many TV shows depicting blacks making money as drug dealers and prostitutes.

    The first issue of Jet magazine for 2012 quotes Don Cheadle as saying: “For black people you have to be like a prostitute or a gangster” to get an Oscar.

    The culture of black teenage attitudes towards careers in sports, music and Hollywood must transition and start to merge math and science into the equation. Its not a matter of brain power but interest and personal likes and dislikes. And many educational inspiration tilts and bends the gravity towards the shortest and easy way out to diplomas and degrees. Students must start realizing that some of the toughest and challenging assignments and classes are the best thing for them in the long term.

    The entertainment networks should be throwing in a little bit of integration and come up with an all black reality show getting a J.O. B. on and this should exclude a barbershop and funeral home. These jobs were always left to us because whites didn’t want to comb our nappy hair or fool around with our dead bodies.

    So what is the problem when we look at the historical context? Many business and vocations in America had cultural-based Ethic jobs. For example:

    Italians ruled unions, ethnic restaurants, fire departments shipyards and docks.

    Jews had turf over garment and jewelry, banking and entertainment
    Irish alcoholic manufacturing, distilling, police departments, bars

    Asians, restaurants, cleaning stores and supply houses.

    Arabs, gas stations, liquor stores

    After blacks were set free many laws were enacted that prohibited blacks from owning businesses that competed with whites. No other ethnic group in American history but blacks had such a hostile and systematic opposition to our personal freedom, economic independence and right to earn a living.
     
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    Good analysis.
     
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    The Honorable Elijah Muhammed, before integration and the United Negro Improvement Orgnization with Garvey before him, during a time of active violent Jm Crow in the south, proved for a scientific fact that even back then with all of those laws and barricades and hurdles and stumbling blocks and, etc. etc. etc . that the only thing holding us back from economic collective advancement was us!

    The Harlem Renaissance was a community with pride class and dignity, that would not be recognized today inspite of all of our gadgets and gizmos

    The 60s the NOI had businesses , shops, stores, of all sorts in 50 states that served the Black community with pride and dignity and class, of a 5 star level and with prices that grassroots folks could afford,

    and this inspired the youth at the time.

    Now with a trillion dollars spent last year, the wisdom of all of our great Black Sheroes and Heroes, at the touch of a button from pocket and pocketbook devices and a communications technology that Malcolm would envy

    who is inspiring the youth today to do what?????

    We will see the light within only when we step out of our own shadows
     
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    Hispanics have 6 HDTV stations, the Koreans 3, and the Chinese 4, so what laws are stopping us from buying our own television stations free or cable?

    What laws ares topping us from collective economics?

    what laws are stopping us from focusing on the Motherland and helping as well as investing?

    What laws are stopping us from creating a web based education system , available and made known to grassroots parents, to enrich and express African history Back history as well as improve math science scores among our youth?
     
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