Open Season On Black Folk

It is open season on Black folk and the sad part is Black folk are silent.

Rocky Mount is proof of open season on Black folk just look at the Rocky Mount Telegram Newspaper, WHIG-TV via TV and Facebook page, Community Council Facebook page, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Facebook page, Keith Harris Rocky Mount Retired Fire Chief and some other individuals pages.

Some folk don’t want to admit they benefit from white privilege which may be by default. White folk can be vocal speaking out on issues without fear of retaliation. Black are scared to speak out due to retaliation on the job, retaliation against their children in the school system and in the community.

I have never been afraid to speak out and refuse to be silent. I joined Black Workers For Justice in the late 80’s where I worked with black, white and other folk. I joined the Democratic Party in the early 80’s. I joined the NAACP in 1992 so I could be a voice for the people. Of course the NAACP is a makeup of black, white and others as well.

It is sad that it is open season on Black folk and Black folk are just allowing it to happen and not saying anything. I look at the Black church, Black Fraternities, Black Sororities and Black folk who are retired and they are silent to what is going on. They say they are about the youth but the youth don’t see them standing for anything so what kind of hope are they giving them.

It is a damn shame that a few Black folk speak out so they feel that they can do and say anything to and about Black folk and it is okay. It is like the silent Black folk is validating what they are saying because they keep saying and doing mess since the majority of Black folk isn’t saying anything.

I am trying to figure out how in the hell is speaking out against racists makes me a racist and the one creating the divide? Well if that be the case, count me as guilty because I am going to speak up and speak out and ignore the ignant Black folk who team up with the racists and talk about Black folk who are fighting them daily.

Well may be open season on some Black folk today but could be you tomorrow.

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Voter ID Vs ID’s For Prescriptions, Cigarettes, To Drive & Other

Okay why did they go to checking ID’s when getting prescriptions?

Why do you have to be a certain age to buy cigarettes?

Why do you have to be a certain age to drive?

Do you have to be a certain age to vote? How is voting hazardous to your health?

Oh the answer to the last question is hazardous only if you are black because they say we don’t want to work, we steal and we just ain’t human. But if we all of that and more then why do you try to stop black folk from voting? One don’t need a job to vote it is free. All black folk don’t steal. All black folk are humans although some will never accept it.

Some Black Folk Can Be A Piece Of Work But Don’t Get It Twisted Some White And Other Folk Can Too!

Some Black folk can be a piece of work.

Over the years I have experienced some things because I have been actively engaged in community activism and political activism. I understand why some black folk do what they do but it does not make it right. One must look over some things and keep it positive.

I have always heard that some black folk are like crabs in a bucket. I came to that conclusion years ago that some black folk are scared to speak out, jealous, envy and can be just plain mean. Maybe they have a reason for that but I can’t think of any reason I have to be any of that. Some black folk especially church folk that read the bible or have heard scriptures have heard that we should be our brother’s keeper. But some folk especially church folk get amnesia when it comes to certain scriptures.

Somewhere around 1988 I joined Black Workers For Justice that was housed in Rocky Mount and then I joined the NAACP housed in Rocky Mount in 1992. I joined both to be a voice for the voiceless especially the youth and the elderly. I pledged to myself to advocate for school issues, work issues, political issues and other. I have been fighting all of these years for folk even some ungrateful folk who had and have a problem with me for being outspoken but they reaped the benefits. Too bad everyone reaps the work of those who advocate for change and for better. I was named militant by some black folk who wanted me to shut up because they were afraid how some white folk would look at them. I was named a racist by some white folk who were not used to a young black male being outspoken but some white folk have reaped the benefits of my advocacy as well.

I have experienced the behavior of some black folk and I understand why young and older blacks do what they do. It seems that when they are doing great things they are never recognized for their works so it leaves them without motivation. It is sad that folk don’t get recognized by local folk but outsiders see the work and recognize them.

I am going to use myself as an example because I can tell my story better than anyone and I am going to tell it now because some folk will try to tell it after I am no longer.

Over the years some black folk said we needed our own black media. Well I took it upon myself back in the early 90’s to start doing a newsletter and then several years later. I was introduced to blogging by a former Rocky Mount Telegram reporter that came here from Boston Massachusetts and a white female friend advocate out of Greensboro that I met on Facebook. When I post on my blog it is shared to my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. I video meetings and events and take photos that I share on my social media and YouTube pages.

I have been sacrificing my time and resources since the late 80’s out of my pocket spending resources that I needed to have been holding on to since my wife has not worked since we have been married in 1997. Had several setbacks taking some medical leave without pay and just missing time out of work when mom was terminally ill in 1997, during the flood of 1999, dad had 2 hip replacements during the 2000’s along with a truck accident and then 2 more floods within a years time. Even going through my personal struggles I still assisted others during that time.

I look at how folk recognize folk who receive a salary for what they do while you have some folk like myself out here struggling trying to provide a service out of pocket and folk don’t see the need to have an appreciation service and/or make donations to the work they provide. Although I have struggled over the years trying to provide a service I have also donated/or provided a service to others even those who have never donated to me.

Folk you need to look at who are doing some great things in Edgecombe County. Because of the works that some are doing, Edgecombe County has been and continue to be recognized.

Folk we got to do better. If we are going to say we are our brother’s keeper then we need to start showing folk some love and stop just providing lip service.

I have folk whom I network with and those are the folk I am going to make sure I take care of. You see when we network together that is a savings and money do not have to be a part of the equation. However if you don’t ever do anything for me but I am doing things for you that cost money and my time then that is a problem.

As I say, “I have no permanent friends no permanent enemies only permanent interest!”

 

Black Folk Talking About What Black Folk Need To Do When It Comes To Police Shootings, Really!

Damn black folk that talk about we need to police our own. And we try to do that but I be damn if I can police all black folk nor can the damn police. Just because we try to raise our family right that is a good thing but I be damn if I can be held responsible for how others raise their family. I can encourage folk to do what is right but I be damn if I can make them do anything.

The black folk who has all the answers putting black folk in categories go on to give examples such as guys walking around with their hairstyles, pants saggin and cursing. Well damn don’t put me and the folk I know who do not meet those qualifications in the same damn boat with others. But although some meet the qualifications it do not give the damn police the right to just shoot them down like they are deer hunting. These black folk who put black folk in that category make those polices who are shooting black folk down for no reason to think they are justified based on the qualifications above. Oh hell no.

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When Black Folk Come Together

Problem is and always has been is when black folk come together then and only then will things change. But black folk have created division amongst ourselves because since the early 90’s I have seen black folk not support folk who have stood up in our communities trying to make change and they were not supported but also they allowed other folk to attempt to discredit them. When these very black folk stand up and say that they have been a part of the problem and apologize publicly, then the cycle will continue.

However I am so glad that some of these hard fighting black folk who have stood up were able to make some changes over time but having to fight in-house along with the enemy.

Duke professor: Blacks riot because they’re lazier than Asians and have ‘strange’ un-American names – RawStory

The Political Agitator response: “Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!” Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

A North Carolina professor said over the weekend that he was suspended after he was caught writing in the New York Times comment section that there was a link between the Baltimore riots and “strange” names that black people had instead of having traditional white names.

According to WTVD, Duke University Professor Jerry Hough responded to a New York Times editorial titled “How Racism Doomed Baltimore” by suggesting that the author’s attitude was what was “wrong” with the black community. (Source: Read more)

Let Me Clear My Throat! Black Folks, Black Church, NAACP . . .

Let me clear my throat!

I recognize and understand that all black folks ain’t bad, all black churches ain’t bad and all NAACP members ain’t bad.

I have much respect for all black folks but I have more respect for black folks whom care about other folks more than they care about themselves because we are suppose to be our brothers keeper. You see if that was the gospel truth then we all would be covered because you would care about me and I would care about you. But you see I know there are some folks who don’t give a damn about me but guess what, it does not matter because I know it ain’t about me and them but all about him.

I have much respect for the black church, however there are some that I feel are just downright flat out religious pimp grounds. Now that is just my ignant opinion but you see if you like it, I love it! I ain’t mad with you but I refuse to be pimped. I feel my church is moving forward especially after voting in a new pastor last year in March. But when I say the church I don’t just mean the pastor because he does not make up the church alone. Yes the pastor may have some issues but the officers and members of the church who allow mess to go on in the church are all responsible as well for how the church move forward.

I have much respect for the NAACP however some folks whom are in the NAACP just like anything, they don’t have the mission at heart. I am a life fully paid member and I am pleased with what I know about the NAACP because I have been an active member since 1993. So you can have your opinion but you can’t sway me because I know that black folks but not limited to have benefitted from and continue to benefit from the workings of the NAACP.

If it was not for some good black folks, not Safe Negroes that are fighting for equality and justice for others, the good black church and the NAACP, oh where would we be?

So with that being said I can speak for me because I am have been an active NEGRO since the early 90’s so I am rooted in doing what I strongly believe I was put here to do. But again that is just my ignant opinion and you can have yours. But guess what? Your opinion about me mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to me.

Now Run & Tell That!

Edited: January 19, 2015 6:08 am.