Black People : Who Controls Our Collective Success?

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Who Controls Our Collective Success?

  1. Us

    40 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Them

    8 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Who controls our collective success ... us or them ... ?

    Them can be anyone other than us.

    Please vote in the poll above, and leave your comments below.

    Thanks in advance.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    as long as

    we spend FEDERAL RESERVES NOTES we will always succumb to

    the power that be

    then if we said hey i'm not spending ONE DIME unless i'm giving it

    to a Black Person. that would start a war or some action (you know how it's done)

    BUT I REALLY WANT TO SAY WHAT IS YOUR/OUR MEASURE OF "SUCCESS"?

    A COLLECTIVE "SUCCESS" FOR ME WOULD NOT BE A MATERIAL ONE

    A COLLECTIVE "SUCCESS" FOR ME WOULD BE BLACK PEOPLE ANYWHERE

    ON THE PLANET ACCEPTING EACH OTHER WITHOUT FEAR OF BLACK ON

    BLACK VIOLENCE

    THAT WOULD BE A COLLECTIVE SUCCESS FOR ME

    WHERE WE ACCEPT EACH OTHER SEEING OUR TRUE DIVINITY IN EACH

    OTHER

    COLLECTIVE SUCCESS FOR ME WOULD BE TO UNDO THE EURO-PROGRAMMING WE'VE ENDURED FOR CENTURIES AND LIVE TO THE
    SPIRITUAL PROMENIENCE WE WERE DESIGNED FOR

    COLLECTIVE SUCCESS FOR ME WOULD BE NO BLACK PERSON GOES HUNGRY BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER BLACK PEOPLE TO HELP

    COLLECTIVE SUCCESS WOULD BE A BLACK MAN COULD LIVE WITHOUT
    HAVING TO SELL DRUGS, AND A BLACK WOMAN (MY QUEEN) DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK A "POLE" TO SURVIVE

    A COLLECTIVE SUCCESS FOR ME WOULD BE, IT DIDN'T MATTER WHO CONTROLLED WHAT BECAUSE

    WE ARE IN CONTROL OF OURSELVES SO IT WON'T MATTER WHO DOES WHAT BECAUSE WE ARE

    TOGETHER WE ARE THE COLLECTIVE

    so to answer your question Destee i say US!
     
  3. oldiesman

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    they do as long as they run things[and they DO RUN THINGS].
     
  4. Bootzey

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    We do. Most of us just don't know it yet.
     
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    We control our collective success,
    but we give our power away.
    we don't embrace or trust our power within.

    :heart:
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Bootzey/PurpleMoons,
    :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

    It could not have been said any better Bootzey! Certainly didn't intend on leaving out the PurpleMoons:)


     
  7. mazimtaim

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    I think the answer is pretty much self-evident. Sister Destee added the word "collective".

    Yep, we are a collective. We are the contradiction. We are the collective that doesn't know it is a collective.

    So they control our collective success, for as long as we keep believing that we are critiqued and evaluated based on our individual efforts.
     
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    I totally agree....




    Astrologer4U
     
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    100% REAL TALK. AND IT BOTHERS ME GREATLY TO SEE SUCH UNAWARENESS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
     
  10. phynxofkemet

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    Our success

    belongs to us, we control our destiny. Our desires influence our choices, which directly affect our path of action, which then translates into an outcome. If we don't like the results we are getting, we may need to change what it is we have come to desire. The universe gives us what we want, and what we expect to receive. Asking is only a part of the equation. We have to believe that we can have it, and expect to receive it.

    How often do we say "racism will never end", the world is doomed, or there will never be peace. Whatever we say long enough will become our mantra into manifestation. Just because our story took a wrong turn doesn't mean we won't ever get back on track, I believe it is our destiny to save ourselves, to save our home, and I call that our success.
     
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