This Speech Right Here All Black Folk Need To Hear

Years ago when the talk was about young black boys were At-Risk I said oh hell no ALL Black Males are At-Risk

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Rach Rochelle
Black mothers tears keep graveyard grass greenHow deep was that
I bet I get crazy views and no likes for this
#OurReality #SomebodyTalkToThem this young man #DidAmazing

Study: TV Kills Black Boys’ Self Esteem – Black America Web

A new precise and exhaustive yearlong study finds that watching television regularly distorts and ultimately destroys the self-esteem of young black males who often find themselves comparing one another to the characters they view on air, leaving them feeling trapped and as if there are “very few positive life paths they can aspire to.”
Perhaps rendering those findings all the more psychologically crippling, black children overall were also found to watch more television than any other group (by about 10 hours a week), thereby fostering a widespread mindset and climate Indiana University telecommunications professor and head study researcher Nicole Martins likens to an early, preordained course for failure. (Source: Read more)

The Worth of Black Men, From Slavery to Ferguson – New York Times

The paper, stained in spots, has yellowed, its black ink faded to a dull brown, but the horizontal lines printed on the page are still a fine blue. Some scribe took great care preparing this page, first dragging a piece of graphite along a straight edge to make two pairs of twin columns. Sometimes the pencil marks skip, disconnecting from the line before joining the page again. Once ordered, the table received its data: numbers rendered by hand but with a machinelike uniformity.

One column is titled “Ages — Years Old”; the other, “Valuation.” The first begins in infancy at age 1 and continues to 60, the age of infirmity for an enslaved person after a lifetime of work. In the second column, corresponding prices ascend steadily, beginning with the youngest slave, valued at $100, and climbing by increments of $25 or $50. The chart peaks at age 20 and $900. From there it descends, by the same increments, until ending with the 60-year-old slave worth only $50. This is the “Scale of Valuation of Slaves,” from the papers of Tyre Glen — a prosperous North Carolina slave trader and tobacco planter who was, paradoxically, also an abolitionist and antisecessionist. (Source: Read more)

The Political Agitator response: Because We Have A Black President Black Boys/Men Have Been Treated Worst Than Animals So I Challenge Black Boys/Men

Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home – The Free Thought

The Political Agitator response: To say it was not a better way to handle this situation is just damn ignant. The simple thing to have done in my opinion would have been to ask who are the adults and how can they contact them. A simple phone call to connect with the parents would have cleared all of this up. SMDH! Turn you cameras on when you have encounters!

‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.

deshawnA North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar.  18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.

The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life. (Source: Read more)

Because We Have A Black President Black Boys/Men Have Been Treated Worst Than Animals So I Challenge Black Boys/Men

Anyone who do not believe that black boys/men have been treated worst than animals since we have had a black President, I don’t know what universe you are living in. Since we have had a black President there has been documented cases of black boys/men being beat up and killed in the news however that does not count the many cases that have not been documented in the news. I strongly believe that there are things going on everyday that are not being documented and that is very scary to me.

We are living in a state of emergency because the way black boys/men are being treated is way out of control. When law enforcement who are suppose to protect and serve has the KKK mentality however there are some blacks in law enforcement who have participated in beating up and killing black boys/men. But the saddest part of it all is when the black community take a stand on what happens in their communities, the community then are treated as if they are not in their right mind and has turned into animals. Look at what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Why do folks feel that it is okay for black boys/men to be treated worst than animals in situations that are totally unjustified.

But not only are black boys/men being targeted in society from home to school to the workplace. It would quite interesting to see the documented and undocumented cases that are going unreported in the news.

Black boys/men I challenge you to be on your best behavior. You may become a victim one day but don’t allow them to have something on you to attempt to help them make a case to help them win. In other words just do right at all times and when and if you become a victim, you can stand your ground knowing that you have not done anything wrong as it relates to being on your best behavior in school, as it relates to criminal activities and as it relates to doing your job in the workplace.

Black boys/men this thing is real. I used to say when you leave home be on your best behavior because you will be a walking target but just this past week it is clear that you don’t have to leave home because a black male was targeted at home right here in North Carolina. Read the article for yourself: “Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home.” So all I can say now is join me and just be on your best behavior at all times.

Turn you cameras on when you have encounters!

When Are We Going To Deal With The Issues? But I Can’t Do But So Much Because I Don’t Have Control Of Other Folks Children

Today one of my brothers and I were having a chat message. The following is what we discussed briefly.

Him: I told a kid today that a Thug is the new Klan

Me: Hell yeah!

Him: and I believe the klan came up with these challenges

Me: But also black men need to put some fear in their hearts.

Him: so true

Me: We are too quiet, we need to let them know we are not going to allow them to ruin our neighborhoods, if they want to fight we will ship their asses to the countries where they are fighting.

Him: that’s what im talking about

Chat Conversation End

But it was ironic that at the same time I was having a chat discussion with another brother and he was talking about some things he was doing with some young men.

If not now, then when?

How Oakland’s public schools are fighting to save black boys – MSNBC

The Political Agitator response: Now this is awesome!

OAKLAND, California— The bleak statistics for black boys here are like lyrics to a sad song that everyone’s tired of hearing but no one knows how to mute.

Too many live in poverty. Almost a third will drop out or be pushed out of school. And in recent years, black boys have been about as likely to be shot to death as they are to graduate from high school college-ready.

But there’s hope for boys in this beleaguered second-city by the bay: Many are beginning to stand up and fight for their futures. And they have a whole team of black men standing up and fighting with them.

Four years ago, the Oakland Unified School District launched the office of African American Male Achievement (AAMA) – the first and only school district in the country with an office explicitly dedicated to lifting the prospects of black boys. (Source: Read more)