Black People : What did we have in the 60s in Africa and here, that we don't have now?

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    Everyone had some of it somewhere in thier African in America, heart,

    even the winos and crimies felt a cause!

    Even most churches were unable to Tom, and mosques had to look out for Black folks and not just muslims.
    Television was cautious not to anger us and movies too as well.
    Yes there were gangs, but not the fratricide we see today or the children selling drugs.
    The music was different, look at Motown and Watt Staxx, and how teens dressed to go to a club or party.
    There was a zeal and excitement about being Black

    what had happenned and how can we return to that level of energy and solidarity?
     
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    Say it loud...I'm Black and I'm proud!

    This is the question of the century. It is a vicious cycle, a generational cycle. Children learn by what they see at home. If Papa was a rolling stone, or Mama had too many "uncles" that stayed the night...what is the child thinking is OK relationship behavior? When going to the party (or even Prom), what is one going to wear? She'll wear that outfit that she saw on that BET video. Career options? If you can't play a sport, rap/sing, or booty-clap, then you won't make it. [As a side note, why in the hell don't we control football and basketball? We should own all of that.]

    We need a movement from within. To motivate and uplift. To be Black is a beautiful thing, a unique privilege, a powerful thing. We just have to wake them up to see it.
     
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    In the 60s, in Africa and here, we had systematic, nation-wide, political, social, judicial, educational, and voter Apartheid.


    There are still injustices but the spirit and heart of those who lost their lives here and in Africa fighting for the freedoms we have now is, sadly, what we don't have now.
     
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