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|Thurs, September 6, 2018 at 8:32 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Written by Samantha Pounds
Social media is a very powerful tool if used correctly. Recently, while on Facebook, I came across a Facebook friend who I noticed was doing very powerful things in the community-the foster care community. I noticed this friend was starting a non-profit organization paying homage to his late brother Joshua.
Giving Joshua A Chance was started by Brandon Higgins, who just like his brother was also a product of the foster care system. "My brother Joshua and I were placed in foster care around 1999. We were both eventually adopted. Joshua spent a lot of time in juvenile. His adoptive parents eventually gave up their parental rights," said Higgins.
Higgins started Giving Joshua A Chance with the intention of giving back to the community as an individual who has lived through the foster care community.
According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, Higgins and his brother Joshua were not alone. Over 437,000 children and youth are in foster care. 45% of foster children live in non-relative foster family homes while only 32% of foster children live in relative foster family homes.
In addition to the staggering statistics, more boys are in the foster care system compared to girls with a 52% whereas its only 48% for girls.
While growing up in foster care and eventually an adoptive family home, Higgins didn't realize the significance and impact it had on him until later in life."I grew up in a non-healthy environment and I didn't realize it until I was older. I spent 9 years with my mom and she was addicted to drugs. My first placement in foster care was with an African American family. There was no distinction that I was biracial," said Higgins.
Higgins also shared some of his most traumatic experiences while in foster care including being sexually abused. But it was an educator that helped to shape his educational experience and change his overall outlook on life."I had an educator that really advocated for me," shares Higgins who also shared, "It gave me a lot of faith in people and changed my perspective on life." It was in his Junior year of high school that Higgins decided to pursue a better life with education as the forefront."It wasn't until my junior year of high school when I realized I wanted to do more with my life, with church camps and day camps. During my freshmen year of college, my adoptive parents took me to Denny's and reminded me that at the end of the day no one is going to have my back but myself," said Higgins.
Giving Joshua A Chance is Higgins' way of paying homage to his late brother Joshua. The non-profit organization aims to help youth in the foster care system to become financially literate, providing life and social skills among other programs aimed at helping the betterment of the youth.
The focus for Giving Joshua A Chance is to bring in alumni and careered professionals of the foster care system. "A lot of these kids have been subjected to trauma and loss. They can't be afraid to step outside of their box," said Higgins. While Giving Joshua A Chance board is currently closed of accepting new board members, Higgins suggests interested individuals to stay on the lookout for the next phase of the board member selection process in two years.
Community members who are still interested in the organization's mission are however encouraged to make monetary donations alongside with sharing the overall mission of the non-profit.Later this Fall, Giving Joshua A Chance plans to have a community wide event, a back to school night and more fundraising events.
When giving his thoughts on children and youth in the foster care system, Higgins shares, "Don't give up, lift your head high. Just realize you're not the only one in this station. There are people in worst situations. Make sure you make it to the top so you can lift others up. I'm a living testimony that you can make it."
For more information about Giving Joshua A Chance and to donate, visit www.givingjoshuaachance.co
|Tue, August 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
written by Gregory MeriweatherI was riding in the car after my son's cross-country meet (yes black boys run cross-country), and I began asking him questions. I asked him, "In science, what would that McDonald's sign be called?" He looked puzzled, and did not have an answer. Of course, that did not cause me to stop asking questions. I then asked, "What is the scientific term for the grass that you see?" He's like, "Dad, I don't understand what you are asking me." After asking him numerous questions, that I know had the same answer, I then went on to tell him that these things are called "matter." According to science, matter is physical substance in general, as distinct from mind and spirit; (in physics) that which occupies space and possesses rest mass, especially as distinct from energy. I then went on to say that this is a key component to fixing some of the ills of our community. Most of the things that we see in our communities are simply matter (drugs, dilapidated houses, etc.). The things that take up space in our community, are simply matter, or "the matter" if you will. Is focusing on the matter the solution to fixing our communities? Some believe it is, but I think we must dig deeper into the matter (no pun intended). Crime prevention initiatives are going on all around the country. Billions of dollars are being distributed to community groups, who believe they have the solutions to decrease murder, and homicides in the African-American/Black community. Yet, we see the numbers still rising each and every year; which leads me to ask, "How do they believe what they are doing is working?" and "Is marching an effective way to stop violence?"When Martin Luther King Jr. was leading marches in the South, it was to bring a halt to the tyranny that Black people were facing on a daily basis. When they crossed the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, they were marching for the right to vote. The Montgomery bus boycotts were about equality, and civil rights. So what are we marching about today?I often see people marching when a cop kills a Black person, but seldom do I see a march when someone Black kills another Black person. I am not seeing our people coming forward when a murder is not solved, yet multiple cell phones have footage of actual murders on them. I am seeing a lot of leaders bragging about how many people came to their marches, but I am not seeing the results of the temporary unification. What has happened to the genuine concern for humanity, when people want to get paid for walking their own neighborhoods? Why are Pastors so focused on grant money as opposed to the Great Commission which commands them to go into the world, and create positive change? Nothing seems genuine anymore. People seem more excited about being on the news, and receiving grant money, than they do about actually making a difference in the communities that so disparately need help. Which leads to my next question. Where is the matter? When I walk into a community and I see uncut yards, paint chipping on homes, and trash everywhere, I have to ask the same question; where is the matter? When I see women posting half naked selfies on Instagram, and young men thuggin', with the desire to become street legends with money longer than "Scottie Pippen's arms," instead of wanting to be what they would call boring, successful citizens, I must ask the question; Where is the matter? When I look at cities like Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Indianapolis, where murder is becoming as normal as the sun's rising and setting, I must ask the question: Where is the matter?As we jump back to the conversation between my son, and I we must remember what matter is. Then we must realize that there are natural matters that God has created, and then there is matter that we have created ourselves. If "Mind over Matter" is real, then why are we so focused on the matters, than we are the minds? There are so many clichés as it relates to mind over matter. I remember one of my teachers telling me that a cluttered desk, is a cluttered mind. I believe that she was telling me that my mind created the clutter. Would that not hold true to the matters of our communities? I believe so. So why are so many leaders focusing on the matter than they are the mind? Focusing on the minds would be a much harder fix, but one that would be lasting. If you walk into a neighborhood, and begin to beautify it, but never beautify the minds of the people who actually live there, then you have done nothing to maintain it. It will eventually go right back to being what it was before you came in. We must have conversations with the people of our communities. We must ask them uncomfortable question like, "What do you believe is holding you back?" We must ask, "What are you afraid of?" Then we must create programs that help remove the barriers (matter) that are in their minds. You will find that the thing that is taking up the most "space" resides in the minds of the people in our communities. The solution to the ills of the world is not a what, but more of a where. So, the next time someone asks you "What's the matter?" Simply, correct them, and say, " I do not know what's the matter, but I can truly tell you the "where's" the matter. Which is a simple answer.It's in the minds
|Thurs, August 23, 2018 at 8:13 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
written by Gregory Meriweather
Let me start by saying there are too many absent fathers. Their absence definitely plays a role in the struggle our children have, which carries on into adulthood. We must do better as fathers. I will definitely be writing about that soon. Now, let's get to the topic for today. There are many mothers raising young men by themselves. This is an unfortunate fact. It is a dangerous one, as well. In spite of the moms being upset with their sons, you always tend to hear them say, "But he is my baby." There are so many young men who don't even know how to get themselves up in the morning. What is going to happen when he is a grown man? What is it going to look like when you are expecting him to be responsible for doing this simple task on his own? Life for a Black man is no cakewalk. As bland as this statement is, I feel compelled to say it. The world is not going to be easy on him. There are so many people who are already against him. He must be prepared to be ridiculed and mistreated. He must get used to having many doors closed in his face. He must get used to hearing no. How do you go about raising the most hunted creature on the face of the planet? This is why fathers are so important, because the hunted can teach a youngling where the traps are and how to move around them. But if you have a man in your home who can give good guidance, then this is not for you. Mom, I know he is your baby, but you have to do something to increase the caliber of man these young men are becoming. If he is wearing $200-$500 jeans and $200 gym shoes and does not work or have a job that can afford him these items, let me be the first to tell you, HE DOES NOT NEED THEM. What lessons are you teaching him about money? What are you teaching him about being able to earn for himself? He will more than likely grow up believing that material things define who he really is, like most of us do. If he gets used to a woman providing for him now, what type of woman do you think he is going to look for in the future? You guessed it: one who will provide for him. You hear so many women saying, "I am not taking care of a man." Yet there are so many already doing it, and creating the exact man they talk about so badly. Growing up, I knew my mother loved me, because she provided me with a decent living and made sure I was able to survive without doing something immoral, unethical, illegal or dangerous. I grew up in the Jordan era, but my mother refused to buy me those shoes, because she said I needed to know the value of a dollar. She also said she wanted me to understand how long it took to make $110 dollars. Unfortunately, there are too many kids who were not taught this lesson, and now we have adults who sell drugs, rob, steal and kill to have material things. I urge mothers who do not have men in the household to raise the type of man she would marry. Stop doing everything for him and believing he will change from that privileged lifestyle to becoming a provider and caregiver to his family. He won't take out the trash, clean gutters, cut grass, wash and gas cars, and fix things that need to be fixed if you are always doing it for him. Sleeping until noon is INSANE if you are not working second or third shift. It's even worse if you are not working at all. The likelihood of your son growing up to maintain the lifestyle you are providing for him is slim to none. Teach him lessons while you have the chance. If you wait until he is used to it and is almost an adult, he just might become disrespectful toward you.
Don't force him into a lifestyle of wrongdoing to have material things. Going to prison for chasing a fictitious lifestyle makes absolutely zero sense. Dying to maintain a fictitious lifestyle is just unimaginable.
Again, we do need fathers in the household, but if he isn't, that doesn't mean ease up on how you are raising your baby. One day, he will be a man, and a whole new world will be waiting on him. Will he be ready?
|Thurs, August 23, 2018 at 8:05 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Written by Gregory Meriweather @RadioBlackOnThere was a time in Black history when words like "we," "us," and "our" were key to our existence. Black people cared for one another, and wanted for every black person to have freedom.When our people were on plantations, we were segregated. There were Blacks who worked in the fields, and Blacks who worked in the house. It has been stated that the Blacks who worked in the house were lighter in complexion, and looked more like the master, while the Blacks in the fields were darker, and viewed as less civilized than the house slaves. There have been many stories that pitted the house slave against the field slave, and vice versa. This was not the case in every situation, but Malcolm X would later give a different perspective on the house slave and the field negro. I am certain that during the inception of slavery, no matter where you worked (inside or outside), you realized that you were there against your will. Blacks still had some form of connectivity and loyalty to one another, but that would eventually change due to the favorable treatment of the house negro over the field negro by the slave master. He or she would dress better, eat better, and have a better housing condition than the field negro. This would create an altered sense of loyalty to the house negro, as well as a sense of resentment from the field negro. They eventually became enemies. Field negroes could not discuss plans of escaping with house negroes, because the field negroes knew that the house negro was loyal to his or her master, and would foil their plans by telling the master. The field negro never found comfort in slavery because they understood that freedom was the ultimate goal. While the house negro found a sense of security within the confines of slavery. The psychology that was used by Caucasian slave owners is still being used to this day. There are still house and field negroes. The house negroes are still loyal to the master, while the field negro is still fighting for freedom. Consumerism has caused house negroes to demonstrate a sense of loyalty to the masters. They dress better, eat better, and live better. They don't use words like "us," "we," and "our." The key words in the vocabulary of the house negro are "I," "my," and "me." There is no sense of loyalty to the collective freedom of our people. When they hear field negroes talking about freedom (supporting black businesses, black banks, schools, clothing, etc.) they are quick to disassociate themselves from those negroes because they are afraid that the master will punish them for their affiliation to negroes who are discussing freedom. The house negros' biggest fear is being put out of the house and sent out into the fields. For the house negro to be sent out into the field would be the equivalent of a police officer being sent to prison. Who wants to cohabitate with people you've possibly mistreated? The life of a field negro is a hard life. In today's society that means you are blackballed. Your words, thoughts, and concerns will fall on deaf ears. You will no longer have the ear of the master once you become an outcast. The house negro wants to eat at the table of Republicans and Democrats. They want to smile in the face of the Mayor, Governor, and Senators. A selfie means the world to them. Nothing would be better to some negroes than to show that, "I've made it inside the house. Master has accepted me."The house has become the goal to most of our people. We invite speakers who tell us that an indoctrinated education is the way to success although statistics show that a Caucasian man with a felony has a better chance of getting the job than a Black man with no criminal history, or Blacks with the equal education of their Caucasian counterparts are twice likely to be overlooked for a job opportunity. We allow house negroes to give us a blueprint that should be titled, "How to Get Into the House." The house negro today says, "Don't try to beat them, try to be them."It is OK for you to celebrate the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as long as you don't mimic his behaviors. By taking on the behaviors of King, history has shown you that it will cost you your life. Malcolm X said it best when he said, "They will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." Is that not the world in which we live today?The goal of building our own has deteriorated. Black Wall Street was proof that "master" did not want us to have our own. Can you imagine 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie theaters, a hospital, bank, post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes, and even a bus system in 1921? Now there are only 21 Black owned Banks in the US. In 2016 there were 5 Black-owned grocery stores. More Blacks are in prison. Unemployment for Blacks is still twice the nation. Home ownership for Blacks is at an all-time low. There have only been 15 Black CEOs in the history of the Fortune 500. Blacks only own .33% of the land in the U.S., and the house negroes are still telling us to be quiet? You don't have to tell us that we are hated. The evidence is insurmountable. I guess these are only the problems of the field negro? The goal in 2018 should not be to get inside the house. The goal in 2018 and beyond, should be to build our own.Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC., and the host of The Gregory Meriweather Show on WBMN Groovin' 24/7. blackonblack.networ
|Thurs, August 23, 2018 at 7:53 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
written by Gregory Meriweather
Medgar Evers was a World War II veteran who served as the first NAACP field secretary in Mississippi, starting in 1954. He led voter registration drives and boycotts to push for racial equality. He was shot to death June 12, 1963, outside his family home in Jackson, Mississippi.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister, and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Dr King was instrumental in the fight for equality and human rights for African Americans. Peaceful protest is something that made Dr. King's movement unique, yet his life was taken violently by the bullet of an assassin.
Malcolm X was a minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader. He was an articulate, passionately gifted orator. Malcolm urged Blacks "by any means necessary," to fight for civil rights and equality. Minister X did not take the same non-violent approach as Martin Luther King Jr. He in fact believed in an eye for an eye. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan.
All three of these men were astounding leaders who had a significant impact on the world in which we currently live. What makes their stories ironic is that they were all killed for being brilliant Black men.
Why does America have such a difficult time dealing with Black men who exude the same type of leadership, ambition, and drive of their Caucasian counterparts? Why do people (including Black people) fear leaders who willingly lay down their lives for them, yet embrace people (notice I did not say leaders) who claim to be leading them, yet are distant from them in every aspect of life?
These men died to ensure that the words of Thomas Jefferson were inclusively true. Those words are, "All men are created equal." Yet, when these men looked at the corporate wall of America's mission statement, they realized that the company was discriminating against a certain group of people; the same people who played a vital role in building the company. Black people were not allowed to have stock options (votes), they were not allowed to have vacations, (freedom), they were not allowed to apply for promotions (opportunities), and these men (Medgar, Martin, and Malcolm) accepted the call to change the narrative.
America did not realize that by embracing what these men stood for, it would make the nation greater, and stronger. Instead, they viewed them as enemies, and a threat to its well-being. When Patrick Henry exclaimed, "Give me liberty, or give me death," he was revered as a hero, a stand-up guy, and a man's man. Yet, the same response does not happen when a Black man demands the same.
Fifty-five years have passed since Medgar, and Malcolm were killed, and only fifty years have passed since the assassination of Martin. Sadly, America still does not like these types of Black leaders. To further validate this position, one could simply add Fred Hampton to the equation, who was an African-American activist and revolutionary brutally murdered in 1969. Nowadays we have a different group claiming to be leaders in our communities. Black elitists have taken the position of white supremacy, and want to silence the voices of brilliant black men. These are the types of leaders who the oppressors have always liked. These are the chosen ones, if you will. These are the people who help silence the voices of the true leaders. These are the people who have allowed money to buy their minds, and tongues. They are also the people who say, "We all need to work together," As if we all have equal "skin in the game," or as if we are equally mistreating each other. Most of them only have a seat at the table because they will never speak for the benefit of their people.
These people are allies with our oppressors, while being enemies, posing as allies to their own people.
Many people praise Medgar, Martin, and Malcolm for the sacrifices they made to advance Black people. The sad reality is, if they were here with us today, more Black people would see them as an enemy, more than they would an ally. The tragedy continues
|Wed, August 22, 2018 at 4:21 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Written By: Samantha Pounds2018 has been the year of infinite change for me. Just aseveryone else, I started the year out with setting attainable goals includingworking out, drinking more water, and better time management skills. It wouldbe a sudden surprise to me when by the end of the first quarter I found myselfsingle, friendless and yearning for true alone time.While getting used to my status in both friendships and romanticrelationships, it was then I realized the value and importance of self-care andit shouldn''t be practiced only when something dramatic or life changinghappens. Rather, the notion of self-care should be utilized in every day life.Depending on who you ask, the answer of what self-care looks and feels likewill be different. Before the year of infinite change happened for me, I alwayslooked at the notion of self-care as being selfish. At the time, those closestto me would label self-care as "Me Time." While those around me labeled it astime for themselves, I couldn''t help but think of all the things I could getdone instead of taking a break."Self-care is anything that takes care of and sustains yourmental, physical or spiritual well-being. We feel guilty about taking the timeor spending the money to take care of ourselves. We are always taking care ofothers, or our careers, but not ourselves," said Sylvia Wilson, an Indianapolisnative who also includes self-care routines as part of a healthy lifestyle. According to medical professionals, the act of practicingself-care includes exercising, being self-aware, creating joyful rituals,forgiving yourself and others just to name a few. "Black women can and should do a few key things to practiceself-care. First, acknowledge your limitations, understand that they may changeover time, and act accordingly. Many black women are raised to be strong, andthis concept is often indoctrinated from the cradle," said MBA professional,Raven Lopez-Bell.For many Black women, the notion of self-care is oftentimesperceived as being selfish but according to professionals, its well needed andearned."I think the stress for African-Americans is a complex issue andis influenced and created by multiple factors. There is a real, tangible andlongstanding evidence that shows African-Americans are mistreated,disproportionately punished, and undervalued in the United States across thespectrum," said Lopez-Bell.Experts suggest including a self-care routine as part of ahealthy lifestyle. "Investing in me time is a must. It could be as simple as takingan uninterrupted bath, going shopping by yourself or having a night out/dinnerwith friends. It is imperative to carve out concrete time each week to do somethingthat is solely for your own enjoyment," said Lopez-Bell.If you are in need of a few tips and suggestions for your nextwell needed self-care routine, try the following: Talking to people who fulfillyou, hanging out with your close girlfriends, getting a manicure and orpedicure, taking a bubble bath, taking a nap, listening to music, watching yourfavorite television shows, reading a book and turning off all of yourelectronic devices for a period of time to name a few
|Wed, June 20, 2018 at 7:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It seems quite strange to live in a world where the President of the United States is accused of asking why we would want people from Haiti and more Africans in the US, while suggesting that the US should get more people from countries like Norway. When the President references a place where the people are mostly blue eyed, Caucasians, it is difficult not to see his comments as racist, adding the fact that most people from Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti are people of color.
Many people are offended by the comments of the President, but I don't share in those feelings. I am pleased to hear that the President speaks this way about people of color. It seems as if we (Blacks) have fought for hidden racism in the midst of a country that was built on it.
While statues representing the Confederacy are being removed, there are still so many hidden symbols of racism. Two of the greatest monuments in the United States were created by the same person. That person is John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum. He is the man responsible for Stone Mountain, and Mount Rushmore. He was a member of the Klu Klux Klan, and the creator of two of the greatest racist masterpieces known to man. How many people are aware of the Klan's financial contributions to Stone Mountain? How many of the Presidents on Mount Rushmore were slave owners? What is the message sent daily as these monuments stand?
It seems that racists are able to move about better while hiding their true feelings. If we take the time to listen to the speeches of Dr. King, and Malcolm X, we should notice how relevant the things they were saying 50 years ago are today. Go and listen to "Harvest for the World" by the Isley Brothers, or "What's Happening Brother" by Marvin Gaye. The message of what is happening in America towards Black people is still the same, and we are asking questions in the midst of a battle which we don't understand. I feel it is time to bring some clarity in the midst of this hidden war.
Operation Greif was a special operation commanded by Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. The operation was the brainchild of Adolf Hitler, and its purpose was to capture bridges over the Meuse river before they were destroyed. English speaking, German soldiers, wearing captured British and US Army uniforms and using captured Allied vehicles, were to cause confusion in the rear of the Allied lines. This is what racism is today in the United States. Racism today looks confusing, because we don't know if the intentions of people who once called us ni**a are now good and sincere. When analyzing the continued hardships of Black people in America, and all over the world, it looks like we are still being treated as the enemy. Blacks are still being discriminated against. We are still facing financial hardships, living in subpar communities, and struggling to get our footing in the land that so proudly says, "This land is your land, this land is my land." If this land was made for you and me, why does it not look like it?
Eric Clapton is a prime example of an Operation Greif special ops soldier. Clapton has been noted as one of the greatest guitarist in history; A blues playing Brit, who made an album with blues legend, B.B. King, and wanted to "Change the World" with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Eric Clapton had many of us believing that he never had a racist bone in his body.
Yet in 1976, Clapton made some comments at a concert in Birmingham, England that proved otherwise when he said, "Stop Britain from becoming a black colony. Get the foreigners out. Get the wogs out. Get the coons out. Keep Britain white. I used to be into dope, now I'm into racism. It's much heavier, man. Fu**ing wogs, man. Fu**ing Saudis taking over London. Bastard wogs. Britain is becoming overcrowded and Enoch will stop it and send them all back. The black wogs and coons and Arabs and fu**ing Jamaicans and fu**ing... don't belong here, we don't want them here."
The Enoch that Eric Clapton was referring to is Enoch Powell who, like Trump, was a racist politician. Most known for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, Enoch Powell was against mass immigration. Trump does not necessarily want to do away with immigration, he just wants immigrants coming to America to have blonde hair, and blue eyes.
When reflecting on the racial undertone of his speech, Powell said, "My prospect is that, politicians of all parties will say, 'Well Enoch Powell is right, we don't say that in public, but we know it in private.'" Based on that statement, it looks like Clapton, and Trump have broken the cardinal rule of racism, and that rule is that you don't speak about it publicly. You are to move in a way that makes the enemy believe you all are one. Allow them to think that they are your friends. Talk to them, eat with them, date them, and embrace them. But when you are away from them, and in your private areas amongst colleagues, you talk about them, you hate them, and you strategize against them.
This theory can be proven based on an interview where Clapton apologized for his words, and said, "I sabotaged everything I got involved with. I was so ashamed of who I was, a kind of semi-racist, which didn't make sense. Half of my friends were black, I dated a black woman, and I championed black music."
I don't think Clapton's apology is sincere. I believe he is just doing what is necessary to move from being a POW (prisoner of war), to being a soldier once again. He enjoyed sleeping with Black women, just like slave masters. He enjoyed speaking our language, and engaging in conversations with us, because he knew that he could use it against us. Ultimately, he loved white-washing our music, and making a fortune while doing it. Great job soldier, you have completed your mission. You have taken everything from Black people in a classic slave master way. You have taken our language, our women, our talents, and used them to build your community, all while being a full blown, not a semi, racist. Operation Greif is still working today.
Now is the time for us to be honest about this things that are going on in this world. Black people all over the world are feeling the pain of racial warfare. Operation Greif had an objective of bringing about confusion, and we are more confused than ever because of how deeply they have infiltrated our culture. We must begin strategizing ways to overcome this system. It will not be an easy fight but it will be well worth it if we can get our people back on track.
Some may believe that I am going too far. Many may believe that I am thinking too deeply. Others will look at this and only think about the personal success they have attained, and some will just simply ignore me. Enoch Powell proves everything I've said to be true when he said, "What's wrong with racism? Racism is the basis of a nationality. Nations are, upon the whole, united by identity with one another, the self-identification of our citizens, and that's normally due to similarities which are regarded as racial differences."
It is hard to fight what you can't see, so it's time for us to take off the blinders. An apology without visible change, just won't do. War has been declared on our people, are you willing to fight?
Gregory Meriweather is the CEO of Black on Black LLC. He is also the Host of the Gregory Meriweather Show on WBMN Groovin' 24/