Monday, January 25, 2010

Shaundrie's Serious...Are YOU!??!

All-American Basketball Alliance

Don “Moose” Lewis has created an All White Basketball league in Atlanta. Lewis is filled with the false reality that basketball is tainted and has drifted away from “fundamental” style preferred and played by white Americans. In its place, “street ball” played by “people of color” have engulfed the game. "There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," Lewis said in a statement. "I don't hate anyone of color." He stated that it is bringing back a certain “nostalgia type” entertainment. defines nostalgia as, “a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life....” So what he is saying is that he wants the ability to segregate America the way it once was? He wants to start this in the Southeastern portion of the United States where slavery and segregation was most severe. He will not be starting it in Mobile, Alabama…not in 2010 he won’t. Not here…we have come too far to go backwards.

It saddens me, because my mother talks often about having to enter the back door of a restaurant. My grandmother had to sit at the back of the bus and wait for hours at the doctor's office while being sick because the white patients were treated first. My mother remembers the integration of white high schools and hospitals. This is a very sensitive and painful subject for people that have experienced it and are continuing to experience it. It is disturbing that in 2010, people still have the sense that they deserve some type of entitlement and priority over everyone and everything. You can’t always be first.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Shaundrie's Mind - Unlike Many

This generation is LOST. They do not respect anything or anyone. They do not know the value of hard work, sacrifice, or the value of life.  It’s sad.  There are NO fathers in the homes. It’s not enough to pay child support and say I did my part. I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS; A CHILD NEEDS A PA!!!!!  Men are out here depositing sperm everywhere they see fit. However, when the responsibility of raising that child comes along; they throw $$$ and that is supposed to be enough. Regardless to what you think, it takes more than money to raise a child.
MOST OF OUR BLACK MEN, LACK MALE LEADERSHIP AT AN EARLY AGE, THEREFORE, THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BE MEN.  MOST BLACK WOMEN DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE IT WAS NOT MODELED IN THEIR HOMES. THEIR MOTHER WAS SINGLE.  Daughters did not have fathers; which made some women soooo desperate for the love of a man. Consequently, they are willing to accept any attention that is received and misinterpret it as love.  Ignorantly, they have a child by these men who eventually abandon them; contributing to this detrimental cycle.
Our people are lost, all they are concerned with is flossing the hottest sneakers (which are ridiculously priced) trying to sale their soul to a music label or making money no matter the cost (robbing and selling drugs). There aren’t many people that want to help the community anymore. Teachers, nurses, doctors are needed; however, our kids do not dream anymore. They want to be rappers, singers or video models.  Our kids no longer have goals. They are fascinated with the bright lights from the false reality of television.  Parents are working two and three jobs a day; so the television is left to raise their child.  Our community is really in shambles and we are falling by the wayside.
With all this being said…Its Martin Luther King's Day...a day that should stand for more than another day off.  It is the remembrance of a man that made great strides towards humanity, peace and equality; but was all his hard work in vain?  Would he be proud or disappointed at our contributions to our society?  Did he die only to allow our community to self destruct? We have to take responsibility for what is wrong in our community and fix it. If you start with just one person, you have done something. Join a mentoring program, volunteer at school, church or a community center…JUST DO SOMETHING! Who will be next to be memorialized from our generation?  You?


     " A man who won't die for something is not fit to live" - Martin Luther King