I Was Not Going To Blog About The Passing Of Chadwick Boseman, Until I Came Across This…..

Chadwick Boseman recalled being fired from a TV show after questioning the racial stereotypes of his role

Boseman said the role — in a soap opera on a major network — was possibly stereotypical. He played a young black man “with a violent streak pulled into the allure of gang involvement” and with “barely a glimpse of positivity or talent in the character.” Boseman didn’t want to judge the character, but he brought it up in a meeting with the show’s executives after filming the first couple of episodes.

It didn’t go well.

“I was let go from that job the next day,” Boseman said.

The soap opera in question was not named by Boseman, but he had appeared in All My Children and was quickly replaced. His replacement was none other than the actor Boseman played opposite in The Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan. Boseman went on to state that when he questioned the soap opera’s executives, they didn’t much like being questioned about how they were casting a Black male actor on the show. They wanted a Black actor to play a violent Black man whose mother was on heroin and so he was in foster care. Of course the character’s father had abandoned the family some years past.

This is how white executives in Hollywood want American descendants of slavery to be viewed. We are nothing more than a stereotype to them; something to show that we have a violent nature and therefore, need to be brought to heel, which is what Hilary Clinton stated. Joe Biden damn near said the same thing which is why he, for hours on the senate floor, talked up his 1994 crime bill that resulted in extended sentences for millions of American descendants of slavery.

And even though Chadwick Boseman questioned his role in All My Children, I wonder why he did not question his role in The Black Panther Movie brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics because I am quite sure that he knew what the REAL and TRUE Black Panther Party and Movement was all about. I am pretty sure that he knew that when anyone initiated a search for “Black Panther,” some Disney and Marvel Comics bullshit would pop up first. Not to mention, that Boseman’s character was an African and the same typecasting was used in that film as was used in All My Children since the very same actor who went on to play a role he previously questioned, played a similar role in “The Black Panther Movie.” Didn’t Michael B. Jordan play the role of an American descendant of slavery who had a violent nature and would kill anyone without hesitation, even women? I did not look at the movie, but I certainly read enough blogs detailing what it was all about and how vicious the only actor portraying an American descendant of slavery was made to appear.

Growing up with top marks in school, Stevens went on to attend and graduate from the United States Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the United States Navy SEALs. Within the SEAL teams, Stevens was deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, where he had the highest count of confirmed kills amongst everyone from his unit. Stevens also participated in several stateside missions in the United States of America. Due to his ruthlessness, while serving within the military, Stevens eventually gained the nickname “Killmonger.”

So in other words, questioning stereotypes is non-essential when there is more money involved because I am quite sure that compared to what All My Children was offering as a salary was nothing in comparison to what Chadwick Boseman made from starring in “The Black Panther” by Disney and Marvel Comics.

I have no idea what had become of Killmonger’s mother since I did not watch that farce of a film, but if whites are going to front the money for this type of movie, even though the screenwriters are reported to be Black; Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, they had better make damn sure that they get full approval from the white man and his input had better take stage, front and center and it would seem as with “The Black Panther Movie” brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics, that is exactly what happened.

Boseman may have had a problem when he was typecast in All My Children as having had a heroin addict for a mother, was vicious and a foster child, whose father had long since abandoned him, but he had no such qualms when it came to starring in a movie that had an even worse role for an ADOS; that of being an unrelenting, vicious killer, even of women whose sole aim was to take over a kingdom that could fight back against colonialism and use it to free HIS people while the African continued to look to the colonizer as a savior.

It is fine to be all holier than thou, but if you want to start out that way, stay the course, you’ll be more believable. And make no mistake, ALL Black women are NOT heroin addicts, nor are we all single mothers. My husband was the first man to know me intimately and my son had two parents and neither one of us smoked cigarettes, much less did we use heroin. My father and my mother were married when they had me, their first, and though my father drank and my mother smoked cigarettes, neither had ever used illegal drugs and there are plenty of other Black families who do not and will not fit in with the whites’ agenda of us in trying to make it seem as though we are the worst things walking when whites are so low, they should be slithering and crawling across this planet since they are damn parasites.

I seriously wish that Black people would stop seeking the white man’s money at the expense of their soul because it is not worth it. Chadwick Boseman, only two years after playing his so-called, most ‘iconic’ role, is now dead at the age of 43 from colon cancer. And though he will be widely known for his role in “Black Panther,” brought to YOU by Disney and Marvel Comics, I am sure many, as did I, did not even know that he had also played Thurgood Marshall, in “Marshall.” Thurgood Marshall was the Supreme Court’s first and in my opinion, ONLY American descendant of slavery to have the dubious honor of being a Supreme Court justice since I don’t even recognize that Uncle Tom Clarence Thomas as one of us. Thurgood Marshall was the best justice the Supreme Court EVER had or EVER will have, bar none.

So to the Black folks who donned dashikis, African head wraps and other African attire and headed to a movie theater to see Disney and Marvel Comic’s version of Black Panther, as you can see, there is no Wakanda, there is no vibranium, there is no magical kingdom in Africa that is hidden from the pasty-assed colonizers who are still colonizing Africa and are the reasons why our Black asses are in Amerikkka, getting shot in the back, in our beds, getting kneed to death, lynched and so forth and so on. We are still the faces of health care disparities since ‘they’ tell us that colon cancer is preventable, but Chadwick Boseman just died of colon cancer at the age of 43. We are supposedly the faces of COVID-19 and since we are, then we are also ‘collectively’ The Face of Death. The whites tell us that we Black women are heroin addicts and single mothers and so our children are predators, thugs and vicious killers when what could be more vicious, more predatory like than those pasty-faced creatures that have crawled and slithered ALL across this planet, raping, pillaging, destroying, colonizing, brutalizing, enslaving, stealing and waging war on entire continents with impunity while judging those who inhabited colonized regions as savages? Those monstrous creatures sit on their debased, slimy asses and judge others and deem them to come up short when you shameless shits should not even have the ability to slither up a blade of grass, much less walk upright since you come from Neanderthals; you cave dwelling devils.

Whites, if you think for one damn second that I would ever buy your bullshit or participate in the degrading, demeaning shit that you have Black actors and actresses starring in, you’d better don ‘black’ face and play those roles your damn selves. Your next movie, “400+ Years A Slave” had better see YOUR damn pasty asses all got up in ‘black face’ and with YOUR damn dyed black backs getting pretend whipped. You don’t have a problem donning ‘black’ face any other time, what with your minstrel shows and shit, but you’ll not find any takers here. I’d rather have rags draping my ass than accept your thirty pieces of dirty silver and have to call myself a “sell out.”

And for those stupid Black shits who are screeching and wailing that Chadwick Boseman has finally reached, “Wakanda,” seriously!! Shut the fuck up!!

 

2020 Is Going To Be A ‘Make Or Break’ Year: That, I Can Sense

The title of this post is taken from a comment that was posted on a blog dated December 29, 2019.

I have been blogging since February of 2013 trying to wake Black people the hell up. It did NOT work. Here is the comment that I posted in response to someone’s comment to me on this blog.

“Yes it is sad and it is only going to get worse. The shit that I’ve seen in just the last 5 years alone should have long since curled my toes. The future for ADOS is extremely bleak, it really is. If we don’t come together as a whole, we are done for. 2020 is going to be a ‘make or break’ year; that, I can sense. The shit the whites are doing to us, they have been ramping it up for years while we sit somewhere in movie theaters watching stupid, make believe shit produced by those racists, while we are still on some fake nails, fake hair and fake chicken sandwich nonsense. What the hell is wrong with us? We have lost SO much ground in the last two decades, it ain’t even funny.

When Tom Joyner signed off on his radio show, he said that “Black America was more woke 50 years ago. Today we are not woke at all.” He could not be more right. More’s the damn pity!

All I can say is, “We’d ALL better wake the fuck up!” It may already be too late. We shall see.”

2020 is proving to be exactly what I knew that it was going to be; a make or break year for American descendants of slavery.

I tried in ways too numerous to count to get those in my group, ADOS, to come up out of their hypnotic trance and get with the program that the whites ain’t fucking playing with us. They have NEVER been playing with us and why we did not understand that the shit was going to get worse for us, I don’t know because the signs were everywhere. And many of us who were already woke to the shit were trying to get the rest to wake the hell up and realize and understand that the stupid shit that many of you were about, needed to be fucking dropped.

While the whites have had most of you hooked, not on phonics, but on Disney and Marvel Comics bullshit, the whites were planning multiple ways to assist in OUR demise, just as they’ve always done. Do you seriously think that it is by accident that most of us ADOS are always on the frontlines of every goddamn horrible shitty shit to come down the pike? Do you seriously think that whites have EVER had our best interest at heart? Have you ever wondered why our mortality rates are, in comparison to whites, out-of-the-ballpark? I could continue as in our poverty rates, unemployment rates, home ownership rates, high school drop out rates, low higher educational achievement rates and don’t even get me started on income disparities when it comes to what American descendants of slaves earn and what whites earn.

Take a look at what everyone is doing as it relates to immigration and put what they are doing up against what we are doing and we are losing, hands down. Every single group that the whites have allowed to immigrate to this shithole have stepped above us, even the Africans who were responsible for ALLOWING the whites to sail off with our ancestors. The Asians are multi-billionaires as are those Hindu motherfuckers from India that’s got cows walking the streets. Those Hindu motherfuckers think more highly of cows than our Black asses here in Amerikkka. The Pakistanis are NOT our friend, nor are the Iraqis, Iranians, the Mexicans, the Spanish, French, Italians, Russians; no other group on this planet is our friend and yet we act as though we have no problems at all.

Look around you Black folks! What the fuck do you see? Article after article after article of Black folks as “The Faces of Coronavirus,” that’s what the fuck you see. And why is that? It is because of racism; filthy, savage, brutal racism! Black people are NOT “The Faces of Coronavirus” due to any underlying fucking medical conditions and these debased white shits know that. The reasons why Black people are “The Faces of Coronavirus” deaths is due to our jobs in that we are frontline workers and also the fact of racism. Tell me this. If a Black woman and a white man both went to the hospital in the same condition, coronavirus infected, tell me, which one would get the last remaining ventilator? But what’s even worse is that when Black people have gone to the hospital with coronavirus symptoms, they have been told to go home and take a goddamn aspirin. Even when they went to the hospital multiple times, they were still told to get out of the hospital and guess what. They fucking died! And the cause of death? COVID-19. But the REAL and TRUE cause of death was RACISM and don’t you ALL fucking know this!

So, while Black folks were sitting somewhere paying the white man for the dubious pleasure of watching Marvel and Disney’s version of “The Black Panther,” your asses were being set up. While Black folks were sitting somewhere in Asian-owned nail salons getting their fucking nails done, your asses were being set up. While Black women were running inside Asian-owned beauty supply stores, your asses were being set up. While Black people were lined up and fighting over chicken sandwiches at Popeye’s, your asses were being set up. While Black people were online buying the latest brand name in sneakers and apparel owned by whites and pimped by Blacks like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Cardi B, Kanye West, P. Diddy and all of the other Black sell-outs, your asses were being set up. While Black folks were busy perusing Amazon, making Jeff Bezos even more richer than he already is, your asses were being set up. But you know what? Your asses were warned and you paid no heed and now, you are paying for that shit, BIG TIME! You are being touted as “The Faces of Coronavirus.” And when you’re not being touted as “The Faces of Coronavirus,” you’re being touted as “The Faces of the Hungry.’ You’re being touted as the “Faces of the Unemployed.” You’re being touted as “The Faces of the Homeless.” In Georgia, in Louisiana, in Michigan, in Ohio, in New York, in Washington, DC, Maryland and elsewhere, Black people are the faces of ALL of that and then some and what is being done about it? NOTHING!

But don’t a goddamn one of you say that you weren’t warned because you were, you just paid no heed and now, you’re paying the piper. I am so very sorry to know that the Black folks who were woke, died decades ago because what we’ve got now are “The Walking Dead” because you always underestimate your enemy. You want to be entertained and dolled up with fake ass shit..and to do what???!!! Go to your death, that’s what. Yeah! I’m sure the dead ALL look nice in their coffin, still with some fake ass weave in and fake ass nails on and probably still smelling like kung pao chicken. And I bet, GOFUNDME funds had to pay for the fucking funeral.

As for the whites, don’t you pasty fucks even think about grinning and believing that you’ve done us in while saving your worthless hides because you’ll soon be jumping out of thirty story hotel windows and even those whores and whoremongers in Hollywood are going to be doing the same because who is going to get next to whom and kiss and slob down in those goddamn dumb ass movies? What cooking show is going to have some damn contestants running around dripping sweat and coronavirus into dishes that’s going to be served to some damn judges that used to own restaurants that have now been closed because millions are still going to refuse to step foot inside a restaurant and even those that remain open for curbside pickup are not going to see the traffic that dine in restaurants saw.

When the casinos reopen, how many are going to be allowed inside to sit next to one another hoping that a slot machine pays out? And when ALL the hair salons and nail salons and barbershops open back up, how many are going to contract coronavirus from those shops? Already some Black women are getting clued in and are buying fake nails and learning how to put them on and are claiming that they are no longer going to head inside a nail salon. Some Black women are claiming that they are going to do their cousin’s hair so that they don’t have to go back inside a hair salon. That’s what you should have been doing all along. But as usual, I digress.

Back to the whites. So whites, tell me, how long do you think that you can hold out when it comes to getting your shit fully back up and running? Oh, you’ve got the money now to wait this shit out, but that’s not going to last. Some of you have already had your shit buckle and we all know that MONEY and POWER is everything to you and without it, you are NOTHING! So, coronavirus won’t need to take your debased asses out, you’ll gladly do yourselves in because you cannot do poverty AT.ALL. When your businesses fail and even bailout money is of no help, what are you going to do then? We ALL know the answer to that!

Black people may have been caught up in the first wave of this virus, but know this whites, your ass is grass, as well. Coronavirus is coming for your ass in a different way; it’s going to hit you where it hurts; your pocket, your business. So you just keep thinking that Black people are going to continue to be “The Faces of Coronavirus,” but your turn is coming. Even in an upscale area of New Jersey, the whites were lined up at a food bank while still sitting in their fancy, expensive cars. What sense does that make? Ever the ones to try and hold on to your status symbols even as you sit in line and wait your turn to collect some free cabbage and potatoes from a food bank. The fallout from this virus has not even begun to impact your ass, but it will. So you sit somewhere and think that you are going to be okay because just when you think that all has returned to normal, you’ll soon be thinking differently. Mark my words.

And finally, Black folks, I’m done with your asses as well. I have been silent on here because I have ordered me a slew of books and I’m going to get to reading and so this blog will be closed. None of you would take heed of a goddamn thing that had nothing to do with fun and games and entertainment. Well, I don’t think that it is very entertaining to be without a job, food, a home and sitting somewhere sick. Has fake ass ‘Wakanda’s Black Panther’ come to the rescue? Is that dashiki and African head wrap you put on, helping you deal with the shit that’s going down now? Those fake nails have long since fallen off and the weave is now either dreaded or has long since been discarded as you try and head for a food bank, for those of you who can still maneuver and have not fallen ill. Again, you were warned and you paid no heed. I’m done because just like Tom Joyner said when he signed off on his radio show, “Black America was more woke 50 years ago. Today we are not woke at all.” Well now, you get to sleep the sleep of death.

If You Don’t Like How Black People Are Depicted In Movies Produced By Whites, Don’t Whine About It, Boycott. It Really Is That Simple.

Hollywood has been depicting Black people in the most demeaning roles since day one and for us to continue to hand over our hard-earned dollars to sit up and watch pure shit is ridiculous even if we are doing so in order to write down our thoughts on just how fucked over Black people are in the latest film to come down the pike.

A blogger I follow never fails to post her perspective on every movie that portrays a Black person or in other words, an American descendant of slaves in a demeaning, stereotypical or otherwise fucked up way and each time she has posted her perspective, not one time has there been a perspective detailing the wonderful and glorifying role for the American descendant of slaves. Each time, the Black body has been compartmentalized such as in ‘The Help’, ‘The Butler’, ‘Gone With The Wind’, ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Twelve Years A Slave’, ‘Mandingo’, ‘Birth of A Nation’, ‘The Jazz Singer’, ‘Aladdin’ and the list is endless. Each perspective basically mirrors the previous perspective and on and on it goes.

So my question would be, “Why sit up and watch what you already know that you are going to see and take umbrage with?” Whites are not going to change. Maybe a person is so desperate to be entertained that anything will do, but when the script is always the same and continues in that vein and ends as predicted, why even bother anymore? I just don’t get it. But then again, I don’t watch TV, nor do I spend my money sitting in a movie theater to watch some mess that I know I am going to complain about since whites ALWAYS depict Black people in the worst possible way while at the same time, portraying themselves as saviors and the very milk of human kindness when nothing could be further from the truth.

We get it! Hollywood shits on Black people, ALWAYS and that will never change. Until Black people pool their money together and open their own studios and produce their own movies, the portrayal of Black people in movies as thugs, prostitutes, drug addicts, ghetto hood rats, mammies, butlers, slaves and the like will continue. Whites enjoy their privilege of denigrating Black people and portraying them in the most demeaning ways possible while they sit back and pretend that even their shit don’t stink. But at the same time, since we already know that this shit is going to go down, why continue to sit there and watch that mess? Why give whites your money because when you do, how does that adversely affect them? It doesn’t. It merely emboldens the whites to continue to produce the same vile shit and that is why you are writing a perspective or an analysis that basically says the same thing, over and over again. Nothing changes. You need only change the title of the movie and the perspective or analysis fits each and every movie that has even one Black actor/actress ‘playing’ in it.

One movie the blogger took exception to is titled “Ma, Revenge of the Mammy.” Now, right out of the gate, I am not going to waste my time and especially my money watching something with that title. As I have stated previously, do we need to see any more ‘mammy’ films? Hell no! Why would we? If you’ve seen one ‘mammy’ film, you’ve seen them all.

Another movie that the blogger wrote her perspective on is titled, “Aladdin,” with Will Smith playing the role of a genie. Like I am going to head to a theater to sit up and watch that mess. Hell no! I also read the perspective on “Aladdin” posted by yet another blogger that I follow and he is also Black and he did not like the movie and he stated that Will Smith’s awkward performance as the Genie made him look more like a flamboyant wedding planner than the cosmic comedy act he was supposed to be.

Meanwhile, Black America is burning! Black America is fucked up and Black people are using their voice to write perspectives on why whites are still insisting that Black people play subservient and dumbass roles in white produced films; fake ass fantasy produced by fake ass Hollywood. Why are we even sitting up in movie theaters in the first damn place watching this shit play out? The white man is a given. We know he ain’t about shit and is not about to put a Black person in a role that is uplifting or has any real and true meaning or value for Black people. Whites are our mortal enemy and they show us that shit each and every single day because while you sit your ass up in a movie theater, some Black man, woman and child is getting unholy hell beat out of them by racist cops or are being herded to prison on bullshit drug charges or are being denied loans, housing, employment and some more shit. Homelessness is an epidemic among Black people and because of homelessness, typhus and hookworm are extremely problematic for Black people who we all know don’t get adequate health care if they can get any healthcare at all. Gentrification is taking place all across this country. Focus on that! The few remaining hoods all have Asian liquor stores on every corner. They have ‘convenience’ stores owned by those Hindu motherfuckers on every corner robbing us blind while selling us outdated products at the same time. The Asians are also all up in the hood selling Black hair care products since they have cornered the market on that shit, not to mention the Asian takeout joints selling fried rice and fake ass beef broccoli.

But you want to concentrate on some meaningless shit like a movie. Seriously???!!! You could use your pen and your perspective on what really matters because that shit on a movie screen does not matter since not one of us should be sitting in a movie theater watching movies produced by our mortal enemy. What matters is what is going down daily that you fail to even acknowledge because you want us to understand that Hollywood is continuing to fuck us over in how Black people are typecast. Black America is burning and yet we are supposed to get all bent-out-of-shape over some well-paid Black actors/actresses that do ‘make believe’ when reality needs far more attention than it is receiving. If those Black people have no problem playing the fool, the slave, the butler, the mammy, the white man’s bed wench, the idiot, the prostitute, the pimp, the drug dealer; that shit is on them. There would not be a role for those stereotypes if there were not Black actors/actresses willing to play them and to say that Black people don’t have the money to open their own studios and produce their own movies is pure bullshit because though Blacks in Hollywood are not paid nearly what their white counterparts are paid, many have not done that poorly that they could not pool their money together and in all actuality open their own studios and produce their own movies. But no! They want the white man to pat them on their weave come Oscars time and Golden Globes time and on and on it goes for playing roles that a cockroach wouldn’t take. Again, that shit’s on them!

And you are just as bad as the Blacks who star in those roles because if not for people like you paying the white man when you head inside a movie theater and pay for that ticket, popcorn, soda, nachos and more shit of the like, the white man would not continuously put out those movies. Whites don’t do a goddamn thing unless there is profit in it. Take the profit out and that shit stops. But you won’t do that because Black people love to be entertained even if we are being entertained by watching mammies, slaves, fake ass African kingdoms, Black butlers, maids, pimps and prostitutes. As long as we can watch some make believe fake ass Black Panther “Wakanda Forever” shit and some Aladdin shit and some Twelve Years A Slave, Mandingo, The Help, The Butler, Ma, the Mammy and some more shit of the like, why we is there with bells on and money in hand! We really are our own worst enemy and I see more proof of this every goddamn day. More’s the damn pity!

Even the BBC took umbrage with Octavia Spencer starring in ‘Ma, Revenge of the Mammy.”

Octavia Spencer has played a maid, nurse or cleaner a total of 21 times, including in two of her three Oscar-nominated performances

A creation of white supremacy

Maybe the most important thing to know about mammy, though, is that she never actually existed. As evidenced in the research of historians including Cheryl Thurber and Patricia Turner, while the care of white children in the antebellum US South was sometimes entrusted to enslaved people, these ‘house slaves’ were typically light-skinned teenage girls (conditions for enslaved black women were, in any case, so harsh that 90 per cent died before their 50th birthday). Given the poor diet available to slaves, they were also highly unlikely to have been either fat or jolly. All this, according to the psychologist Chanequa Walker-Barnes, “affirms that Mammy was a largely mythical figure with little basis in the lived experiences of black women.”

Indeed, as Thurber has noted, literary depictions of the mammy peaked several decades after slavery, in nostalgic memoirs of the Old South written between 1906 and 1912. Along with other ‘controlling images’ of African-Americans such as the Sambo, the Jezebel and the Sapphire, the mammy was a creation of white supremacy, intended to bolster and legitimise the status quo. Or, put more simply, the US were so desperate to be absolved of the crimes of slavery, that such an absolver — maternal, asexual, ever-loyal and black — had to be invented.

But yeah, I really want to go see that! And believe me, big fucking eye-roll going on here!

Jay Z, To The Klan Decked Out in Blue, “Don’t Shoot Us!”

Jay Z

 

I must admit that I have never listened to even one of Jay-Z’s songs and so I am in no position to review this latest song of his whereas he is ‘telling’ the police not to shoot us, but I am pretty sure that Jay Z has rapped about bitches, hos, bling, gangbanging and the like; being a rapper, of course. I am pretty sure that the majority of songs recorded by Jay Z, were labeled, “explicit.” And so, I wonder is he walking around calling HIS daughter, a “ho?” I wonder is he walking around calling his daughter, a “bitch?” I wonder is he telling his daughter that when she grows up, get with a guy who is gangbanging in an attempt to bring home some dough, just expect to get with lots of ’em because the life of a gangbanger is short, just as the life of every Black man in AmeriKKKa is shortened by inner city violence and crime and by out-of-control killer Klansmen decked out in blue, otherwise known as the slave patrol.

Now, it has been stated that this latest song is ‘spiritual’. What that means, I don’t know and so let me just post a few lyrics and see if I can find anything ‘spiritual’ about this song that’s ‘telling the Klan decked out in blue, to stop killing us.

Yeah, I am not poison, no I am not poison
Just a boy from the hood that
Got my hands in the air
In despair don’t shoot
I just wanna do good, ah

This is what Jay Z calls, “Spiritual?” I am not poison, just a boy from the hood, got my hands in the air, in despair, and I just wanna do good?” Hmmmm……I am not quite getting the ‘spiritual’ connection here. Now, if he had of said,

“I drink from a poison cup each day,
 even at night
when I’m on my knees to pray,
God knows,
I’ve sacrificed my life for my wife and my daughter
and the shit is still hitting the fan in a big ass way.
My hands, are clenched at my side in Bible study
as the bullets pierce my tender flesh.
Lord, what is this mess?
Your creation is killing your creation
and I ain’t feeling the elation.
Where is MY rapture Lord?
Where is MY rapture?
I need some before I die
and I know you know why!”

rap lyrics by Shelby I. Courtland

©2016 Shelby I. Courtland, who by the way, does not rap. So, gi’ me a break!

I’m no rapper and I’ve never claimed to be but to me, writing a song to tell the KKKops that our hands are in the air and so please don’t shoot us is not spiritual, it is demeaning because our hands have been up in the air for hundreds of years and still the only thing that is sought, is our annihilation. Even a blind man that’s been planted can still see this. And, “I just wanna do good?” What is that all about?  Black people don’t have to ‘do bad’ to get shot and killed by racist KKKops. Ask Freddie Gray, just what was he doing wrong that got his spine severed and himself inside a casket. So, according to Jay Z, if we tell everyone that we ‘wanna do good’, why, that is going to make all the difference in the world. Tamir Rice, I am sure, is thrilled to hear it!

AND…and…if this song by Jay Z is so spiritual, than why are these lyrics in it?

Nigga ain’t dozed, I ain’t washed in a week
I ain’t changed clothes ’til the Black Album
Til I tapped out ’em, them niggas is WWE

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to NOT listen to this ‘spiritual’ song whereas Jay Z is still referring to Black people in the most derogatory term ever made up by the ‘whites’. And let me just interject here for a minute with some thoughts of my own. What I am trying to understand and have been trying to understand for quite some time now, is why oh why, are Black people the only race of people that will take up THE most derogatory name in history and apply it to ourselves? What the hell is wrong with us? You see, we have no respect for ourselves as a people and since we don’t, no one else will have any respect for us either and now, I am going to be brutally honest. I am getting to the point whereas I don’t have much respect for Black people, as a whole. I don’t. I never even want to board a bus, ever again because all I hear is “Nigga this and Nigga that!” How many Chinese people do you hear calling other Chinese people, “Chinks?” White Europeans, and this means AmeriKKKans, because they came to AmeriKKKa from Europe, refer to Chinese people using that derogatory term and do you think that the Chinese grabbed it and accepted it? Hell no!

Do you think Mexicans are calling each other “Wetbacks?” Hell no, they’re not! Every group that did not originate in Europe and who were given a derogatory name by Europeans has not accepted or claimed a derogatory name given to them by Europeans except for Black people. Now, that speaks volumes. Again, we are the only group who will look to our oppressors for our identification because that is exactly what Black people have done because more Black people use a version of that word “Nigger” than those of us who don’t. And don’t give me no bullshit about how that is not true because I’ll call you a straight up liar! Every person in my family has used that word to describe another Black person except for me and about 3 others. Even the so-called ‘bougie’ Black folks refer to other Black people as “Niggers or  Niggaz.” You can’t dress that word up. You cannot call that word, “a term of endearment.” You cannot write a ‘spiritual’ song and include a version of that word in it because it reduces your message to one of vulgar noise with no substance. It renders your argument, null and void and if your argument is against the Klan decked out in blue killing innocent Black people, then you are part of the problem and most definitely not the solution.

The Jay Zs of this world made their money off the Black community, hit it big and then turn their backs on it. They no longer even identify with the Black struggle because they and their ‘product’ have been confiscated by their white masters and they do their bidding. Oh yes, we all know that Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles hit the big time and some of their ‘product’ they purportedly own, but they are still owned, lock, stock and barrel by the ‘white’ man. But still, they’ve got more money than they know what to do with and yes, I had read that Beyoncé allegedly poured a bottle of champagne costing $20,000 into a hot tub in a Nicki Minaj video,  and if this is true, how many hungry children could have been fed with that $20,000? One article of clothing that they wear could keep the lights on for an entire neighborhood and while I do understand that Jay Z and Beyoncé bailed Ferguson and Baltimore protesters out of jail, would they have even been in jail if not for the systemic racism that is endemic to America? Would Freddie Gray have been murdered if we did not live in a society that values Black lives less than it does a cow? For what does it cost Jay Z to put together some lyrics that a child could write, studio up a beat and then sell it to the brainwashed ‘Niggaz’ that he goes on and on about who have raised their arms in the air and who, despite this, are still finding themselves full of bullets shot by racist KKKops? And though Jay Z and Beyoncé and other singers and professional sports players drop a dime every now and then in Haiti and in America as well, they are not the solution to what ails Black communities all across America and the solution to our woes of racism, a school-to-prison pipeline, mass unemployment and underemployment, mass incarceration, abject poverty and homelessness, rampant drug addiction and gentrification will not be solved until we actually believe that we are something other than “Niggaz!”

Why we value ourselves so little is because many of us look to others to define our worth and by doing so, we will always come up short. Our ancestors were assessed for their worth; their value, before having been sold at auction. They were considered to be property and to this day, nothing has changed. We are still considered, ‘property’ to be used and discarded at will. If you are not making money for the ‘white’ man, you are of no value to him and so he has instructed the slave patrols to relieve you of as much of your hard-earned money as he can and then, kill you. That is exactly what happened to Philando Castile as that man was racially profiled over 50 times for seatbelt violations, revoked driver’s license and for having no proof of insurance and Philando Castile paid $6,588 in fines to Massa before Massa killed him by way of the slave patrols; the Klan decked out in blue.

So, as far as I am concerned, Jay Z, you can take your ‘Spiritual’ and shove it up your ass because continuing to ‘spiritually’ or otherwise tell the Klan decked out in blue to, “Don’t Shoot!” is akin to me telling another Black person to stop calling me a ‘Nigger!” It ain’t happening! The time is 3:11PM central daylight savings time, tell me, how many of my Black readers have been called, “Nigger!” today and the person who called you that was not ‘white’? We will never be respected by the ‘whites’, I understand that but the truth of the matter is that we don’t even respect ourselves. And yet, we want to yell and scream that “Black lives matter!” when we don’t even believe that because if we did, we would not continuously disrespect  each other by picking up a derogatory name that was given to us by our enemy and then turn it on ourselves. That’ is like me taking a gun from a ‘white’ man and turning it on myself. There are more than enough of them killing us, they don’t need any help from us and yet, we give them plenty. We shoot each other and then we get bent out-of-shape when a racist fills us full of bullets. Why is that? You don’t mind running through the streets, shooting, indiscriminately; killing toddlers, children and innocent women. Why then, should others who see you do this, think highly of you? You give them an excuse to say, “Well, they are killing each other! Look at what’s going down in inner cities!” Yeah! We all know what is going down in inner cities. Some of what is going down is most definitely not on us, but some of what is going down, is most definitely on us.

Excuse me! But we have lost. And we lost long time ago. We lost when we lost our sense of community, when we lost our sense of direction, when we lost our minds, when we lost our dignity, when we lost our humanity, when we lost who we came from when we lost ourselves. Jay Z cannot find you. Beyoncé cannot find you. But because we choose to continue down a destructive path and because we continue to live down to each and every stereotype of us and because we do nothing with our money beyond buying Jay Z’s latest ‘Spiritual’ and Michael Jordan’s latest sneaker and Timberland boots, our neighborhoods will continue to be taken away from us and we will continue to be herded into prison or to the morgue and despite cries of “Don’t shoot!,” KKKops will continue to shoot! Count on it! Because we cannot even count on each other! And that is why no one has come to our defense. No country that has issued travel advisories that warned its citizens to use extreme caution when coming to America has stated that America’s Black citizens need their help. Other countries see what we have become and they want no part of us. And I for one, can’t say as I blame them. I am tired of standing up for people who refuse to stand up for themselves. I am tired of attending protests to tell others to stop killing us when we refuse to do so. I cannot take to task someone else who is doing the same things that we are doing to each other without speaking out on that fact. Are we to blame for everything that is going down on us? Hell no! But at the same time, we are not entirely blameless since we are aiding and abetting our enemy in reducing our numbers. And so before you head to another protest rally, print two signs. One sign should read, “KKKops, Don’t Shoot!” The other sign should read, “Why Are We Shooting Each Other?”

Nigga ain’t dozed, I ain’t washed in a week
I ain’t changed clothes ’til the Black Album
Til I tapped out ’em, them niggas is WWE

“And Jay Z!, get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!”

Taye Diggs Is Now ‘Tanya Diggs’!

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Unfortunately, Stella, you cannot get your groove back AGAIN with Taye Diggs as the co-star because Taye Diggs is now playing a transgender role in the broadway show, Hedwig And The Angry Inch. And according to ‘Tanya Diggs’, he has ‘a flaming gay man’ inside of him.
The claim is that his son, by a white woman, is “cool with it,” even though he is only five years old. Quite frankly, I think that ‘Tanya Diggs’ five year old son is really cool with all the colors that have been painted on his daddy’s face. I mean, the only thing I can remember at age five was reciting the colors when my kindergarten teacher held them up. In a few years, I wonder will his son remember to be “cool with it” when he realizes that his daddy had his face painted and was tarted up to look like a really ugly woman…uh..I mean, transgender.

It would appear that every man is being bitten by the transgender bug and Hollywood is certainly hell bent on glorifying the truly ludicrous. Yes, I know, each to his or her or ITS own, however, I cannot help but wonder at the sudden explosion of LGBT in every direction from the Supreme Court to Broadway to the Espy Awards. It would also appear that roles for heterosexuals will soon be on the decline and quite obviously, by design. I suppose it is a good thing that I had no aspiration of becoming a star because if I did, I would have to play the role of a dyke in order to get a part.

We have certainly come so far from the days of watching movies in black and white when married couples slept in separate twin size beds and the love scene consisted of a quick peck on the cheek. Sigh! How I wish for days long gone! Oh, the Victorian in me recalls the quaintness of courting, waiting for marriage before engaging in sex and the refusal to expose our children to pageants and make-up and magazines that inspire them to emulate the obscene, the deviant and the perverted; not to mention, the look of starvation and the introduction to STDs and pregnancies as early as nine. But they tell me that this is progress. Well, I guess ‘they’ know better. However, when I look around, ‘they’ apparently, really don’t know what ‘progress’ really means. And again, someone once asked the question, “Does God owe Sodom and Gomorrah, an apology?” I would hazard a guess that ‘God’ does indeed, owe Sodom and Gomorrah, an apology because if this is considered ‘progress’, then I cannot see how we are all the better for it!

Eyes That Will Not See, Ears That Will Not Hear

Open your eyes and unplug your ears and see and listen to the horrors that Obama is unleashing on not only this country, but others as well.
Open your eyes and unplug your ears and see and listen to the horrors that Obama is unleashing on not only this country, but others as well.

Do you care that the world is in total chaos?
No! I am most worried about Miley Cyrus.

Isn’t global poverty such a shame?
So what? I’m watching the ‘Price Is Right’ game.

Your government is spying on you.
‘Survivor’s’ on and that’s not true.

There’s been a drone strike in Pakistan.
Oh, good! I still love Pokémon.

I cannot vote; I’ve no I.D.!
How do you like my new TV?

People are dying for lack of insurance.
Botox will work; I’ve my doctor’s assurance.

Whistleblowers are thrown in the brig.
Does this make my butt look big?

The homeless have no place to stay.
Who will the ‘Bachelor’ pick today?

My house is in foreclosure, what should I do?
I think my SUV is the perfect color blue.

Wake up! Wake up before it’s too late!
How you do carry on! But I have a date.

Written by,

Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland

There are so many people who choose to remain ignorant of what is going on. They would rather tune in to the latest scandal on some reality TV show then educate themselves on what really matters. Though some of us try, we cannot get through because as I’ve stated, they have ‘eyes that will not see and ears that will not hear’. Will they wake up? I sincerely doubt it.