Blacks Can’t Wait On the President | Community Spirit
Where do we go after the second election of President Barack Obama?
I want it to be known, that I’m proud to have Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America. I’m proud of his ability to lead and to be a role model. That being said, Blacks Cannot Wait on President Obama to make things better for them.
President Obama has written another historic chapter in American
history. The shift of cultural acceptance has happened in the
political spectrum of this country. The people have spoken from
all walks of life, genders and lifestyles. This will be the second
term for President Obama’s administration and his family.
It should be known that even though America still has a Black
President the House of Representatives and Congress may
still be controlled by Republicans. This will make another
four (4) years a challenge to make continued progressive
change in our country. The reality is there is still prejudice and
racism in America, not in the gross levels that the news media
attempts to show. If racism was so bad I do not believe that
President Obama would be our President for another four
years, voting creates change. This shows that even the media
must be scrutinized for their political views and the influence
they try to generate in society.
My direction in the blog is: Where do Blacks go from here?
Where do Blacks go, what direction economically, educationally
and politically should be traveled? Blacks have the best role
model that they could have, a Black President and truly
unmistakably a Black First Lady in Michelle Obama.
The most powerful Black man in the Free world, the Commander
in Chief of the most technologically sophisticated and weaponized
military in the world. He is a product of the educational system
of the United States, struggled in school, was bullied, and not
the best student all the time. He shares this with other students
as he speaks at schools around the country, and takes the time
to build students up to see their potential to become greater
This is the ultimate role model, one who acknowledges his
flaws and weaknesses and always works to pull the youth up to
pass his accomplishments in the future. So why are too many
Blacks still caught in mental and emotional slavery claiming
there are no good role models?
Even Jacksonville, Florida has a great role model in Mayor
Alvin Brown, he is visible in the community, supportive of
public education and sets a good example as a father, husband,
community activist and supporter of progressive growth for all
people, but Blacks should see him as a guide to the importance
of education and self improvement.
Similar actions and events took place in1964, Cleveland OH
in a different venue, but with the same challenges for Blacks.
What has happened to The Negro Revolt and Where Do We Go
From Here? or What Next?
This was stated by Malcolm X, the same person who went through
a transformation from thug, hustler, drug dealer, gambler and
other societal deviations to a man that educated himself, became
a father, leader and role model. Don’t look down on this man,
because some of our politicians, priests, preachers, bishops
and even educators have past lives that may remain hidden
from us. Malcolm X statement that, “In my little humble
way of understanding it, it points toward either the ballot or
This reference is addressing the political situation of Blacks
during the turbulent times of the sixties and seems to be present
in the 21st century.
During the sixties there was no Barack Obama making eloquent,
intellectual and moving speeches there was Adam Clayton Powell
Minister Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, Dr. Martin Luther
King, Atlanta, Georgia, Asa Philip Randolph, Jacksonville, Florida,
Civil Rights Activist, Rutledge Pearson, Jacksonville, Florida
Civil Rights Activist and Reverend Galamison Minister in New York
involved in the school boycotts to eliminate segregated education.
These were real people with dedication and a vision to make
progressive change to benefit Blacks. Their legacy will live, but
too many Blacks have forgotten them. There have always been
role models for Black men and women, but truth be told Blacks
must take responsibility and accountability to make progressive
change by unifying.
Making a commitment that needs to last beyond protests,
religious radicalism, songs, dance, videos, raps and pledges.
The commitment that lasts beyond the doors of churches on Sunday
mornings designed to make Blacks “feel good” and accept their
plight of second class citizens, diminishing political power, and
dwindling economic development.
Where do Blacks go now that the jubilation and excitement is over?
The time to work is now, the time to establish a vision and mission is
now. Civic and community problems still are alive and well, in order
to solve these challenges it will take the collective wills and hard work
that was found during the 50’s to 80’s. That self determination seems
to have died; evaporated even as the lyrics of “We Shall Over Come”
have evaporated from the minds of millions of Blacks because of
their perceived freedoms that are as transparent as their abilities to
seek to improve themselves.
Satisfied in too many cases to live month to month on welfare, food
stamps and a third class education. Complaining because they are so
use to getting a third class handout that their cries seem to sound like
the cries of slaves that accepted their servitude with exuberance and satisfaction.
The comments by Malcolm X rings truthful even in the 21st century,
“it's time for us to submerge our differences and realize that it is best
for us to first see that we have the same problem, a common problem,
a problem that will make you catch hell.”
Our so called Black political leaders complain, blame, degrade and
demean President Obama, but my question is after all these years,
why have THEY not motivated Blacks to improve their lives instead
of blaming President Obama? Why are they not visiting inner city
schools, homeless shelters, welfare lines, food stamp facilities to
work to give a hand up not lip service and empty promises?
How can our religious leaders lay claim to being like Jesus or
disciples when they tear down President Obama, lyrically damning
him just as Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus for 30 pieces of gold?
President Obama is not Jesus, but he represents our country to
the world. He should be respected, held accountable, but not
Why wait for a Black man that is supposed to be the President
of the United States, not the President of just Blacks. Many
people will disagree with me, but that is the beauty of living
in the nation of freedoms, we can agree to disagree and not
be jailed, beaten or killed.
Self proclaimed intellectuals, talk show hosts, entertainers and
others make demands and threats to the President, they sound
just as the others that are a lighter shade and from European
heritage that openly disrespect and ridicule the man and the Office
of the Presidency. What have their past contributions been to
support education, entrepreneurialism, racial equality, homeless
children, veterans suffering from combat fatigue, single mothers
and the other social ills destroying Black families?
I agree that President Obama must be held accountable, but
he cannot cure all the social ills that plague Blacks. Just as our
economy was destroyed by someone else, Blacks have allowed
themselves to be castrated physically, psychologically,
economically and educationally by blaming others for their
inaction, inattention, and ignorance.
If you do not believe me, look at our inactive parents that refuse
to come to parent-teacher conferences, look at the lack of support
for school PTO’s, School Advisory Councils that need parents to
participate and support, and listen to the excuses that drown out
the cries of screaming babies as girls lay on their backs and make
babies, but refuse to respect teachers and learn to read to improve
their lives first before spreading their legs to become impregnated
and again spreading the same legs to give birth to illegitimate
The cycle continues each generation, becoming a slave to welfare
and drowning deeper in Hellfare and poverty.
Too many Black boys would rather rap, dance, be comedians and
sag than engage in learning. They bully their peers that want to be
intellectuals, scholars, scientists, educators, politicians. Too many
Black young men would rather be hard and ignorant instead of
educated and empowered.
Anthony Butler, Jr, Founder of E3 Business Group displays a unique
change during his transformation in his unique presentation that
shows how you can grow from thug to entrepreneurial.
This empowering presentation should be seen by all Black youth,
Accuse Yourself of Success!
Malcolm X made a profound statement that we all catch hell,
”whether you're educated or illiterate, whether you live on the
boulevard or in the alley, you're going to catch hell.”
“We're all in the same boat and we all are going to catch the
The idea is “If we have differences, let us differ in the closet; when
we come out in front, let us not have anything to argue about until
we finish making progressive and lasting changes in Black people.
There seems to be a complacency and acceptance to being third
It should not take the death of Trayvon Martin or any more young
Black men or women to unify people against injustices in the criminal
system and self hatred in our communities. It should not take the
threat of cutting welfare, diminishing of food stamps and elimination
of governmental handouts for Blacks to finally get they need an education,
skills and the ability to support themselves in good times
and bad. Are Blacks like the Hebrews wondering the desert until
several generations die before God can use them? It that to be
our legacy for the next centuries?
Blacks Can’t Wait On the President
The President has made numerous speeches to what end?
Blacks have to WANT to change, WANT to work to be better, WANT
to have political and economic equality. Until then Blacks will be
politically, economically and educationally weak and ignored.
Blaming others even those they elect to fix social challenges that
are decades old.
Change can only come from within, when Blacks are tired of being
beaten into economic slavery of poverty, the slavery of psychological
ignorance of accepting failure in schools, enjoying the self destruction
of drugs, the visual slavery of music videos that glorify free sex,
cultural violence, the slavery of producing children that are born
into ignorance and taught ignorance, will learn ignorance and stay
ignorant until they are jailed or killed.
If you are angry good, go out and volunteer at a soup kitchen, a
homeless shelter, the library to teach people to read. Go to your
child’s school and support teachers not curse them out for trying to
teach your child. Tutor and mentor a young person, take yourself back
to school for a skill or a degree.
If you cannot do these simple things to better a better person
then you are always a part of the problem and not part of the
The institution of slavery is still present and strong, but instead
of the fields there is Hellfare, Drugfare, Sexfare, and denial ending
in death and destruction.
Blacks Can’t Wait On The President