Monday, January 16, 2012

The Birthday of MLK

Today is the observance for the late Martin Luther King Junior. Yesterday was actually the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior. I was asked if I would take this day, Monday January 16th 2012 off in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. No. I spent the actual day in observance of Martin Luther King Junior. I didn’t go out, I didn’t spend money and I pulled out information in relation to his speech, the march on Washington and the civil rights movement to remind me of how it was during the 50’s and 60’s and how it should be today.

I begin to reflect on what took place and compare to how we should have overcame by now and receive the respect and recognition we deserve as people of color. I see some change, but not much. We need to start making strides. Of course we have an African American President and Black first Lady and sure we have access to walking down the street and possibly go anywhere we please, but we’re still not economically inclined. We spend the most money in America, but we never invest in our community.

Our society actually has the wrong idea of the civil rights movement and what it represents. Do you know the purpose the Late Martin Luther King Junior and message he was attempting to convey? Why do you celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior? Do you only take it off just to jump on the band wagon or do you actually celebrate what this Martyr projected and wanted for this world?

I have a 5 ½ year son and I want him to know why Martin Luther King Junior existed and his reasons for civil rights and why we celebrate his birthday. I celebrate through by commemorating what he has done; I don’t buy or sell on that day. I treat it like a holiday, which we all should. We should shut it down and say thanks to this man that gave his life for the equality of man and women who were discriminated against during that period of time and still to this present day.

Every community and ethnic group cherishes their people of importance. It’s time that the Black people born in American need to take a stand and do the same. If you are celebrating his day of birth, treat it like a real holiday, which it is.

Think about it.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome 2012

We are now in the official first week of the New Year now what? What do you do? The first day of the New Year has come and gone and now you’re left with what you are going to do now. If you made a New Year’s resolution, forget about it. Just go with the flow because more than likely you’re not going to follow through. It’s easy to say what you’re going to do, but to actually do it is something different.

As I enter the chat sessions and groups on FB, I’ve noticed how everyone is basically talking the same talk as last year. Does that mean that we’re subject to change as a people? Not really because we’re not putting our best foot forward and walking the walk. We keep making the same statements and talking about the same subject for example: Relationships, sexy pictures, sex and bashing of the opposite sex.

Let’s take 5. Being in a relationship or trying to establish a relationship is not really that hard. If you’re a selfish individual its simple; remain what you are, which is alone. If you’re not willing to compromise it’s best to be by yourself! If you’re with someone that is getting on your nerve, discuss with that person the issues at hand and why he or she is getting on your nerve. If you’re still not happy, leave!

Sex and sexy pictures is another thing all together. Sex is something that only the individual can talk about with his or her sex partner. I don’t discuss that topic because that is a never ending story that people will not ever seem to agree on. No matter what someone is not ever going to be satisfied. As for a sexy picture that is similar to the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. What may look sexy to you may not be sexy to the next person so why judge?

This is 2012 and we should be thinking about important issues such as the election and what the president have planned for our future. What are your plans for the future? How do you plan to survive if we just happen to screw it up and not vote the president back in and get the morons that were in the seat pre-Obama? Do you plan to take a vacation and see some of this beautiful world before your time is up? There are so many things to do that we should consider taking action. In other words, it’s time to stop talking and start doing.