Sometimes it seems like African Americans are in a silent war – the war against the media. The problem is that most of us don’t even know that the war is raging on; and we are losing. Many of the breakthroughs on television of positive African American male characters have been reversed, and what once seemed like a leveling of the media playing field has turned into a 500-foot waterslide leading us right down the tubes.
It happened so fast that we may not have even realized it, but gone from TV
While the Depression-that-no-one-wants-to-admit-we-are-in continues, the end of the school year is rapidly approaching. Schools across the land are getting hammered with firings, layoffs and a variety of hiring and pay freezes. Not just the ‘great’ schools but ALL schools--whether they be private, parochial, public or charter.
And the teachers said: “AMEN”.
However--left out of the discussion is the fact that a lot of school WASTE has been exposed to
Posted by Mike Ramey on February 24, 2010 at 9:48pm
MEMO: TOUGHEN UP, BABY!
BY MIKE RAMEY
Three quick things off of this month’s memo, right from the outset. First, our economy is in DEPRESSION not RECESSION. I make this statement to prepare the brotherhood for the ugly truth, rather than to believe the beautiful lie that the economy is going to get better in one or two cycles. Second, to be counted a man of quality, you have to learn how to toughen up in hard times! ‘Males’ who spend more time worrying about where their next video game is coming f
I'm sure you have heard it many times over and over. You would be in their same tax bracket if you had a dime for every time a Black person said "why won't Oprah, Bill Cosby, Denzel, Bob Johnson, Jay-Z, or any of the other rich celebrities and athletes work together to build or buy-out a company which would in turn create opportunities for the common members of the Black Community"?It doesn't take a Harvard Grad to figure out that if rich Black people pooled their resources, started or bought-ou