What is Wrong With Black People?

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So a friend of mine showed me this video earlier today of this young female (according to WSHH she’s an underground rapper) but she’s speaking a lot of realness that I wanted to address. Click below to watch.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh34t6lNWIw5z0kUWY

First of all, as black people we definitely are the only race of people that does not actively support the businesses of our own people. Blacks will pay Asians for hair before going to a black-owned beauty supply store. We pour our money into Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors, and Gucci…but why don’t we rock the fashions of our own black designers? I think the answer is complex: there is a serious lack of black-owned businesses. It has been reported that by 2015, black buying power will be 1.1 trillion. Do you think if rappers stopped rocking Gucci and Louis Vuitton and stopped rapping about these labels and designers and instead started wearing the clothing of BLACK fashion designers, that they would spark a trend? Of course they would. If you had a chance to watch the VH1 documentary entitled The Tanning of America, you understand how influential hip hop artists and musicians really are. We need to put our money back into our communities.

Secondly, many black people believed the the election of Obama would mean big changes for blacks in America. I didn’t vote for Obama because of what I thought he could do for black America. Obama wasn’t elected the President of Blacks…he was elected as President of the United States. I think it was foolish to think once he got elected he would be looking out solely for the interests of his people. I also think people OVER-ESTIMATE the amount of power Obama actually has. Since Obama’s election he has made a lot of changes. I don’t see him as the black messiah but merely as a man who understood the struggles of the working class and could push laws into effect that would help the working class. I don’t feel that he has failed me as a voter; I think many of the same issues people have with Obama would have been magnified had Mitt Romney been elected.

Lastly, I completely agree that BET, which used to be the beacon of hope for the black community, has now become nothing more than a network full of lackluster shows. Granted, I don’t watch BET a lot…I heard Being Mary Jane is interesting [I just don't like the premise of yet another show where a black woman plays a mistress]. The few times I’ve caught 106th and Park 2.0, the show wasn’t impressive to me and didn’t have the same feel as when Free and A.J. used to host. I used to enjoy the show The Game…but other than that I can’t really think of any programs I enjoy watching on BET. What many people forget or perhaps don’t realize is that BET network is actually owned by Viacom, which is owned a media conglomerate owned and operated by a white man. The majority of television networks are owned by six main media conglomerates (click here for more info). BET was sold to Viacom in 2001 and this could have played a large part in the deterioration of quality shows on BET.

I appreciate free thinkers such as the young lady in this video. While I do not support World Star Hiphop in any way, shape or form, I do feel that this video is definitely worth sharing. This woman speaks the truth and I respect her for her unadulterated tirade. What do you think of her rant?

7 Comments

  • MrBlaq says:

    When Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks on the same subjects, no one listens. But when a hoodrat goes on a tirade then yall decide you’re all ears.

    That’s problem #1.

    “The biggest taboo in this country is no one wants to acknowledge that most people aren’t smart enough to succeed in life” – Tom Leykis

    “If the white community has a cold, the Black community has AIDS” – Geoff Brown

    You keep asking the majority of a group of people to change their errant ways. You keep asking them to stop wasting their money on over priced fashion items. You keep asking them to stop supporting corporations and politicians who don’t have their best interests at heart. You keep asking them to get an education. You keep asking them to take life seriously.

    They don’t.

    I could sit down for an hour and ATTEMPT to explain to my dog that the Earth revolves around the Sun, but she will NEVER understand. Her brain doesn’t possess that capacity, just as negroid you address to every other day don’t possess the capacity to understand the errors of their ways. Therefore pleading to them is an exercise in futility.

    I haven’t watched BET in over a decade. I remember the very last day I watched BET. Some will remember when the video and audio were completely out of sync for almost a week on BET. I remember calling/getting calls, “Dude, is it me or is BET trippin?”

    I haven’t watched BET since.

    • Janice says:

      I disagree. I think we have the capacity to understand but the problem is actually getting us to change. We have no problem coming together and we can definitely make changes when we deem necessary. The problem is there aren’t enough black people boycotting and making these changes, and supporting black businesses. It’s so simple yet we don’t do it.

      • BlackFirst says:

        JNice,

        *WHY* don’t they do those things, though? I think you missed MrBlaq’s point.

        Tune in to The Black Authority’s broadcast TONIGHT, Saturday March 8, at 8pm EST.

        Enlighten yourself. JOIN US.

        http://www.theblackchannel.net/radio

        • Janice says:

          I understand what he’s saying but I disagree that blacks don’t have the capacity to understand the error of our ways. I think we’ve just become so complacent.

      • MrBlaq says:

        I didn’t say ALL Blacks, just MOST. What I said does not apply to me or you. What you need to understand is that this bullshit has been going on since before I was born. “This “Blacks need to do better” line is at least 3 generations old. Things are getting worse. Excuses have run out.

        Now you’re right, there aren’t enough Black boycotting. That’s NOT because they are not aware of what’s going on, it’s becausE THEY DON’T CARE. Most Blacks do not care/don’t have the capacity to understand how they are continuously getting screwed by the system.

        And ultimately, whether you and I like it or not, them niggas have the FREEDOM to form an idiocracy.

        I realized I had the freedom to turn my back on the general Black populous and I’m better for it. You’ll learn to do the same very soon, mark my words.

        • Janice says:

          I don’t know what the future holds but I refuse to turn my back on my people. I don’t think I ever will.

          • MrBlaq says:

            I didn’t tell you to turn your back on Black people. I said I turned my back on the GENERAL (NOT ALL) Black populous because I believe MOST of the Black populous are beyond repair. Don’t forget that we educated/successful Blacks are ALSO YOUR PEOPLE.

            I’m also not the Black person who’s going to tell you to start hanging with the craKKKas. I don’t. My best friends, my attorney, my CPA and all the important people in my life are Black.

            You’re a sweat heart, most females who enter your career are naturally caring individuals. I get that. I’m not telling you to change that aspect of your personality. But don’t forget, these very same negroes who you defend, who you want to help, were “education-shaming” YOU not to long ago:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tecIUGq1zhQ

            Maybe the ratchets have gotten under your skin more than you’d like to admit?

            You’re not obligated in the least to help them. You owe them absolutely nothing. You’re not “any less Black” if you don’t. Black trash have no right to define what is Black and what is not Black. So fuck’em. If you do decide to help, you should only help those with potential, or at the very least help those who will meet you half way.

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