I was unfortunate to see the senseless killing of a 16yr old Chicago teen named Derrion Albert. I was so appalled and sadden by the display of anger and hatred shown towards one another. We as a people need to get our lives together, take back our schools, our kids, our neighborhoods and our cities. We have become so focused on material things, money, clothes and jewelry. We worry about how the next person is hatin us or thinking about us. We worry more about our social status than we do about the impact of our actions on our families.
Our pride is found in the labels we wear printed across our chest, stitched on our butts, flowing down our leg, written across our hats, and hanging from our neck and wrists. You can find our pride in the labels Baby Phat, Sean Jean, Ed Hardy, Parda, Coach, D&G, Cartier, Girbaud, RocaWear, and many more. Not to say we shouldn’t look good or support those listed brands, but why are today’s youth and adults so focused on getting things. I want to see my people wear labels of Self Respect, Love, integrity, selfishness, faith, scholastic goals, dreams, possibilities, Respect for others, but first of all Fear of God
MosDef - Umi Says
We kill each other for less than nothing, over a beef that someone else had, or because this person dissed you with words. What is wrong with us? Parents need to step up & by becoming more involved with our community and schools. Our kids know what brands are the best and how to dress better than they can read in their current grade level. Where are our priorities at? What are we doing to take back our kids and how did we allow them to get like this. We’ve gotta do something fast, but before we do anything we have to change our habits, so that we can change our minds, change our minds so we can change our thoughts and change our thoughts so we can change our actions.
I’m tried of ready about young black men and boys being killed by other black men and boys. I’m tried of seeing my people claim sets, neighborhoods, & corners that they have no deed too. I’m tired of seeing our black women participate and enable the foolishness we put up from black men. Mothers needs to stop making excuses for these boys
This is just my little rant people may not like what I said but the truth hurts especially when it applies to you. Pray for the minds of our people so we can be free from the mental bondage that keeps us from seeing beyond and walking out of the invisible cells we’ve put ourselves in.
Lets get Free People