The US Department of Labor just release the latest unemployment data and it does not bold well – not enough jobs are being created to bring America back to a full economic recovery from the 2008 meltdown. Crime is high and rampant in the Black communities across America and while Chi-town cats believe they are doing the most killing, New Orleans is actually the biggest per capita city where cats are straight killing hard left and right down there.
In addition to housing and crime, our culture is being impacted with violent lyrics spewed by Radio One media controlled by the legendary Cathy Hughes, Atlanta mega church people beating Juanita Bynum in front of a hotel, another accused of grinding and dry humping on boys and another one of beating up his daughter. Then we got some charitable playwright and movie producer still dressing up as a woman making movies with the same tired script who haven’t taken a cue from Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean to keep it real. And our relationships are going down the drain as we brothas and sistas don’t trust or care or even love each other like we supposed to.
Lions and Lambs
With all of that said, we African-Americans are blessed and highly favored people who preserved through much adversity for over 400 years. We were Kings and Queens who ruled Egypt, built the Pyramids – well we made those Hebrews build our pyramids but their God kicked our lightweight animal-head Gods to the curb and now we worship their Hebrew God and stuff.
We are a culture rich people deep and rooted in tradition and spirit singing all the way from the door of no return in Ghana across the Atlantic Ocean to 400 years of slavery in this strange wilderness called America. And that same Hebrew God after we enslaved his chosen people centuries ago to build our pyramids is now watching over us like a lion over a lamb, yeah I think that’s about right.
Let’s ignore the fact that nothing in the past 400 or even 4,000 years has prepared us to be in the United States of America in this current situation. This situation we are in is nothing like any of us seen before or any of our parents seen before. If we are going to compare ourselves to anybody, we need to compare to all of the extinct people that been conquered and marginalized. And speaking of lions and lambs, here is a more accurate portrayal:
The Jobs Will Come Back!!!
When you look at the latest unemployment statistics you cannot help but notice how the numbers are trending. Since brothas and sistas like to see pictures, infographics or whatever you call it, I decided to put the data in a simple graph so we can visualize what’s going on.
Another interesting statistic is the dramatic rise of unemployment of Black women – remember years ago, Essence Magazine and the sistas were saying they were the ones getting the jobs and being the breadwinners and backbone of the Black community. In 2012, our strong sistas, keeper of the single parent household are now holding it down hard at the unemployment office while Black men are picking up manual labor jobs. This data is alarming because it signals the corporate cats don’t need our Black women to hold “diversity” jobs as they found someone else filling that role and cheaper.
But wait a minute! The jobs will come back – they always come back! Let’s have faith as brothas and sistas and just believe these jobs that we Black folks lost in the past 10 years, they will come back.
So as we sit here talking we need jobs, let’s realize that out there somewhere, there is a Black jobs fairy flying around that will come back and give us brothas and sistas jobs! This fairy is a youthful light-skin, long hair sista with a magic wand that she will wave and automatically give us jobs that we can go back to working in a cubicle or the warehouse and look forward to a paycheck every week or every two weeks or the 1st and 15th like the old school days!
We don’t have to create our own jobs, start working together to build up businesses; I’m telling you the Black jobs fairy is real!!! She’ll be back even though she touring in Asia and Latin America right now giving them Black jobs overseas but she’ll be back here in America and when she come back, we’ll all have good jobs, I tells ya!
When It Comes to Black on Black Violence, We Can Beat It!
The Black on Black violence that is rampaging across America is really a spiritual battle, that’s what the Black Nationalist cats are saying. They saying brothas and sistas don’t know their history, don’t know who they are and they acting out of sheer frustration, self-hatred and rejection of their brainwashed subservience identity molded upon them by this evil empire called America. Man, that statement is deep!
I think that is so deep that these brothas and sistas don’t know themselves that we should round up school buses and force all of them to march through the DuSable Museum of the South Side of Chicago. Better yet, because we are a spiritual and cultural rich people with soul and expression, how about we get these rival gangs to just dance like the cats in Michael Jackson Beat It video?
Let’s ignore the fact that the drug pushers also outsourced the movement of drugs to non-Blacks and only have a few brothas moving the lightweight packages now while the Mexicans run the grow houses, stash houses and the white painting vans with ladders on top to move the product. Because after all, you give Black folks too much power in the snow game, Black folks want to make rap records, buy a caravan of luxury cars and parade it and throw big lavish parties popping bottles and ish drawing all kind of attention to themselves.
So what if a cat ain’t got a job, ain’t got weight to sell on the corners and some cat they don’t know on their corner making money on their corner! So what a cat is talking to a female that the cat wanted to holla at or used to holla at and want to mark his territory and identify his mating partner like a damn animal. And so what cats can easily go to Indiana and buy stuff from gun runners and come back to Chicago and now got guns to fight rival gangs and shoot anybody who got a problem! No, it’s all spiritual according to the enlightened brothas and sistas!
Summary – Everything Going to Be Alright!
If you think I was being a little sarcastic about the current state of brothas and sistas, I actually trying because our situation as African-Americans in 2012 is messed the f*ck up! I’m really tired of some of these naïve Black morons running around trying to reach hard for straws claiming our people is doing positive – this situation is hard and it’s real and it’s taking and destroying motherf*cking Black lives as we know it right here, right now and in real time.
Even worse, these cats ain’t even got real strategies and solutions for us brothas and sistas to actually help! All they doing is talking ish in front of a camera for a televised roundtable whining about what’s going wrong in Black America and some fool in the audience nodding their head screaming “Amen!” or whatever. Then their solution is to re-elect President Obama who in his second term, will try to be the President of African-Americans, not just Americans.
Running around trying to say we alright, some of our people are actually doing good and any other positive put on a happy face rhetoric ain’t going to get you any brownie points. Black people in America better wake the f*ck up and realize what is going on around us. Those jobs ain’t coming back and if they are, they damn sure don’t got your name on them! You better stay your ass up past midnight tonight and figure out what the f*ck you going to do to secure your financial future, how to better your community and how to protect yourself from all enemies, foreign and domestic.
This damn reality we facing ain’t some playtime or a joke – we need to step up as a people when the going get tough and get tough with the going in order to get something done. Stop the goddamn fantasy feel good crap on Facebook and let’s step up our game face and our seriousness to deal with the real current issues affecting us brothas and sistas in 2012.
And if you want to believe otherwise, then you can take you and this Naughty By Nature Everything Going to Be Alright song and shove it up yours and go somewhere because the rest of us going to do our damnest with real action with blood, sweat and tears to make sure it’s going to be alright so no woman no cry no more.