Friday, July 01, 2005

Black Star quote

"...I find it's distressin', there's never no in-between
We either niggaz or Kings
We either bitchiz or Queens
The deadly ritual seems immersed, in the perverse
Full of short attention spans, short tempers, and short skirts
Long barrel automatics released in short bursts
The length of Black life is treated with short worth
Get yours first, them other niggaz secondary
That type of illin that be fillin up the cemetary
This life is temporary but the soul is eternal.."

Authors: Mos Def & Talib Kweli

On this eve of the annual celebration of Independence Day we need to take a serious look at the problems that plague the African-American community. We are sick and very ill as a nation, and it doesn't take Bill Cosby or anyone else to make us see that. I'm not preaching....I merely stating a fact. It's our choice to do all that we can. Otherwise, you can fire up the grill, pop a few brews and maybe you won't remember a damn thing about what I wrote or what Bill Cosby said. Happy Holidays!!!! Be safe. Peace~

4 comments:

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Anonymous said...

When you're right, you're right. I highly recommend
"Black Rednecks/White Liberals" by Thomas Sowell (who is black as we are).

-TC

Stephen Bess said...

Josh and anonymous ones...thanks for your comments. I am just trying to make sense of this planet and particularly these not so United States. I picked up the Thomas Sowell book, The Economics and Politics of Race just yesterday at a used bookstore. I will see about getting the "Black Rednecks/White Liberals" as well.