Anger 101…In Prosetry

It’s really easy to get fighting mad

When your priorities are not where they ought to be.

Often, in our own eyes,

The yearnings of our “wants”

Tend to outweigh the glaring needs of this life.

I speak from a place of experience,

As I constantly battle with this thing called anger.

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Trying to find the forest in the midst of trees

Is kinda like chasing your tail…

The answers are right there, but you just can’t see them…

Can’t get to them.

Like grabbing at the mist.

Do I want the answers or do I want those coveted yearnings?

There is nothing worse than encroaching spiritual

blindness!

The adversary of Life is insidious, subtle and conniving…

“Did you want your head job with or without a grin, deary?”

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…And my vexation, a shining testament

To the least of their exertion.

As I run in circles,

I forget that the dog that chases his tail

Never realizes that he sees a mirror image of

himself.

So, as I pull my head out of my ass

Kansas quickly fades to

BLACK…

And I stand up shaking and uneasy with a new pair of shoes…

That really hurt bad!

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Your eyes tend to hurt,

When they adjust to the Sunlight,

After a long, warm, moist, stinking

hibernation.

The road that is stretched out in front of you is the same road,

Only it’s longer…

because of these hurtin’-ass shoes!

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I understand, once again, that every day is a day of

New beginnings,

New reasons to laugh,

New reasons to be happy and truly appreciative

…Along with new reasons to be

ANGRY.

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As I wipe away the layers of my own crap from my eyes,

A new stink, worse than my own, offends my nostrils.

And I have to endure this horrid, new stench

…and fight the urge to once again,

To prefer to turn back my own shit as an alternative.

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Reprioritizing… it’s a daily process…

In time, your feet will adjust!

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Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

 

 

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Mystery, Babylon the Great…

By Dana Ayres

Denial is a shameful mockery that creates unnecessary blindness and suffering.  We, as African Americans continue to mock ourselves with the illusion that somehow, we are not enslaved and oppressed here in these United States.   (Maybe it’s the English that throws people.  Our ancestors were once slaves, yes, but being enslaved is totally a different ballgame all together.)  Maybe this is the end of the road for us and well, what else can we look forward to.  After all, this is the greatest country in the world. What else is there?

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Perhaps the real question concerns the intense level of denial that keeps us on the marching move with the hope that someday, things will eventually get better for us here.  Is it the ability to spend money we don’t have, like crazy, on things we don’t need or is it the ability to take part in a political process that neither cares nor protects the salient interests of the African American people, after all this time…

Even after Barack…

Maybe if we continue to take the high road and implore our teenage children to encourage others to do so after their mothers and fathers are brutally murdered, Amerikkkan-style, for all the world to see on the cable news channel and social media, we can begin to encourage those in positions of authority to care enough to forfeit their luxurious comforts to “ease up” a little and make the hounds back off.  Would the hound be any less of a hound if they didn’t have a badge and a gun?

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Dylann Roof, the Devil

Hmmm…

Well, what does “better” look like?  Does it mean asking for anti-lynching legislation during WWI and with the onslaught of deadly race riots and not receiving any serious acknowledgement of it by the powers that be until after WWII? (It was soundly defeated, by the way). Does it mean receiving assistance from the government at the expense of family stability and cohesiveness?  Does it mean achieving the right to choose and then given a license to exterminate 15 million of your people before they even see the fluorescent lights of a maternity ward?  Or perhaps it’s getting that college degree only to find oneself struggling to pay back loans in an economy that stifles entrepreneurship and self-made wealth among your own people.  (Etcetera, etcetera…) There are so many ways to deny the obvious and settle for breadcrumbs because we really don’t want no trouble

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But we’re still catching hell, anyway!

Let’s face it, Black America is at war for its collective existence and we are STILL an enslaved people in captivity.  No matter how many degrees and accolades you amass in this land, you can never rise above the collective condition of your people.  It’s nice for rich, Black athletes to take a stand and call for change.   Muhammad Ali and the two, brave Olympians in 1968 are just a few that did the same thing.  How much better did it get?  Jesse Owens got snubbed by President Roosevelt, of all people, after embarrassing our German, arch enemies…go figure!  Black entertainers and philanthropists have showered their people with love, money and support.  Some, like Paul Robeson, Eartha Kitt, James Baldwin and Josephine Baker paid the price of being exiled, outcast and blackballed for the sake of their people.   How much better did it get?  How many rich Black people today would volunteer to suffer the same fate? (Paul Robeson…Robeson…)

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Paul Robeson, American Icon

I am an enthusiastic student of Black history so I can go on and on with this, but the question still remains…how much better are things getting or is it the same old crap wrapped in shiny tinsel?

I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m tired of watching Black folks die in Primetime.  As sick as this may sound, there was a time when horrible stuff wasn’t shown on the television for the sake of sensitive viewers.  But we’ve graduated from photos of the unfortunate Black victims of lynch mobs to Black men being executed on camera, while pinned to the ground, screaming in terror.  It makes me sick…

Lawd, I can’t breathe…

It’s no mystery that this place is covered in the blood of our people and it’s time to stop shucking and jiving about how we really feel because we need that damn job we got to keep pining away in la-la land.

Pining Away

I’m human and I’m tired, dammit, and it hurts!  I want the wanton, racist and senseless murder of
Black people to STOP… NOW and I’d like to live in a world that does make a mockery of my true existence…my truth.

But, this is just one article, written by a writer that most people barely read, anyway.  Heck, some may think I am writing this for the sake of some attention and dismiss its message, entirely…

never picking up on its true meaning at all.

Perhaps I should continue to do what I deem the “mystery hustle” like everybody else, never truly coming to terms about the inherent evil of my own deniability.  Well, I can’t because that’s what real enslavement is all about.  It’s the mystery that mocks.

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Anybody wanna buy a TV?

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Donald Trump—lightening rod for the political right, power broker or both?

 

BIRCH RUN, MI - AUGUST 11:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference before delivering the keynote address at the Genesee and Saginaw Republican Party Lincoln Day Event August 11, 2015 in Birch Run, Michigan. This is Trump's first campaign event since his Republican debate last week. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Donald Trump, GOP front-runner, (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The Trump Persona Shines Forth…Once Again

Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump stated in a CNN interview on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 that there might be the possibility of riots from his supporters if he doesn’t receive the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  In making these statements on live television, many in the media are left to wonder if Trump’s warning is really a veiled threat.  No matter the case, Trump’s persona is being used as lightening rod by both political liberals and conservatives to secure a stronger foothold in Washington politics, whether they instinctively mean to or not.

Based on an interview (3/17/2016) on CNN’s “New Day” early-morning show conducted with Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) of the Energy and Commerce committee, the media appears to perceive Trump’s comment as a threat and a signal to his zealous supporters to do something if he is not nominated.  The press and many social forecasters, the same, have great reasons to fear him. Mr. Trump, being the skilled, wheeling, dealing, NYC business tycoon and a wisely-discerning reader of human nature that he is; is able to use certain rhetoric, whether intentionally or not, to galvanize his power base into action…and his political colleagues into disdainful embarrassment. Based on the violence in recent Trump political rallies, as well as the infamous skirmish with Univision news reporter, Jorge Ramos, the Trumpster is well-known for his no-nonsense style of personal expression and for having no problem refusing to mince his words, especially on issues concerning select groups of people like Muslims and Mexican immigrants. This highly-charged, verbiage is often spoken to the great delight of many of his fearless and faithful supporters.

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Univision reporter, Jorge Ramos during a Trump Rally on August 25, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Negativity Draws Out the Beast

Trump’s political rallies have become hotbeds of protest and social unrest over the course of the ritual scramble for the White House power seat.  It seems that any negativity that surrounds a candidate tends to add to their public attractiveness and draws people into their vortex.  Can we hear enough about Hillary and her emails?  It appears that people who are not adept to this vein of thought are the easiest and the first to fall under the spell of people like Donald Trump and not be fully aware of just how foolish they appear to be to the acutely observant world around them.  Who can forget the Muslim woman, Rose Hamid, who was thrown out of a rally in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  She was a protester who sat quietly, but, somehow, she drew heat anyway.  Why?  Perhaps, it may have been her appearance that piqued the interest of concerned parties around her.  It’s no secret that some of Trump’s supporters are anything but cognitively quick on the draw. With her ousting, she and her other cohorts in the crowd (who, by the way, went unseen because they “appeared” to be Caucasian) were able to bring to light the “pink elephant” about Donald Trump and a lot of his constituency; that he appeals to the lowest possible denominator in many of his staunchest supporters.  In order for this Muslim woman’s White co-conspirators to get thrown out like her, they had to make a scene in order to get noticed by the security.

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56-year old, Rose Hamid, staging a silent protest with a fellow protester, during a Trump Rally in Rock Hill, SC. (Jan. 2016)

I say, kudos to those who dissent, for dissention initiates balance in a so-called, Democratic society!

A Government by the “Shee-ple”

No dissention can stand without an organization.  Given, many of the protesters who’ve been pummeled at Trump rallies belong to organized protest groups like “Black Lives Matter,” for instance.  It would be silly for a person to walk into a situation to willingly and knowingly be treated like garbage and not have a base of operations and unwavering financial backing. This is also a heads up to African American Trump supporters and rally-goers, if they respond with shock and outrage at being beaten and ousted from these events.  It would be foolish to think that Mr. Trump, Hillary and all the rest of these Oval Office scrappers are not aware of these dissenting elements and that they ultimately have to answer to them. In some cases, they may even have power over them. In Trump’s case, bad press draws and his language, however divisive to his Party, in particular, has catapulted him to the top of the Republican game.  Donald Trump is riding the waves of dissent.

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The tumultuous scene at the Trump Rally in Chicago (3/11/2016)

An American Political “Snapshot”

All the negative press surrounding Trump’s loose lips has only added momentum to his candidacy. What many perceive as anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican and anti-woman rhetoric has aided Trump in galvanizing a strong, blue-collar base constituency, many of them enthusiastic, first-time voters, according to CNN.  Some of these very supporters are, apparently, willing to “go to blows” with any protester who manages to make their way into a  Trump rally.  All of this madness is occurring, much to the dismay of many prominent Republicans who are looking to salvage the Party’s image before the big election in November.  House speaker, Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, have openly distanced themselves from Trump by condemning his abrasive rhetoric and lack of crowd control at his rallies.  Republican senator Lindsey Graham has thrown his support behind Republican Trump rival, Ted Cruz, of whom Graham was most critical, in order to send a strong message against Trump and his raucous, unconventional campaign stylings and personal abrasiveness.

David Plouffe, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama and Bloomberg News analyst, speaks at the Bloomberg Year Ahead: 2014 conference in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The multi-day gathering of CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and leaders in finance will look at how some of the worlds biggest industries are changing and the forces at work behind the change. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
David Plouffe, former senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.  Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Representative Chris Collins stated in the CNN interview that some in congress believe Trump has “sowed-up” his nomination with high supporter demographics from coast-to-coast.  According to former President Obama aide, David Plouffe, many independents and Democrats have switched over their loyalties to support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.  Congressman Ben Rey Lujan (D-NM) sees a Trump win in November as a sure bet for a Democratic house. Because of these developments, Plouffe believes that Trump shouldn’t ever be underestimated as the Republican front-runner.

Why not?  So many people appear to want some of what Trump is riding on in order to grab the power seat in the next presidential term…perhaps, even the Republicans, themselves!

From “Sour Grapes” to Port Wine

Trump may be riding high, on the surface, but within the GOP, there is a deep split because many view Trump’s divisive rhetoric and his laissez-faire attitude toward crowd control as a stain on the image of their Party.  At least, this is the message that is brought forth by the media, as opposed to Trump expounding, in many ways, on the traditional Republican party image of old. All this public carnage continues to be the case despite the fact that Trump appears to be the stalwart of the Republican presidential nominee pool.  But, one has to wonder how much a political party has to endure or is, quite possibly, willing to endure in order to save face and reclaim its unspoken and absolute authority in American politics.

Quite frankly, it’s all propaganda to me…

and may the best candidate win in November!

(Too harsh?  What’s your two-cents?)

 

The 2016 Oscars Assassinations: Yes, fat meat is greasy, folks.

 

Holding-Oscar“Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again?”–Rosa Parks

I’m so glad I managed to miss the Oscars this year.  Just looking at the particular highlights of certain African American entertainers has given me a painful, aching slow burn.  I cannot believe that in this day and age,  after all we have been through as a race of people in this country, that buffoonery at this low and unimaginable level, would dare to rear its ugly head…again.  To add insult to injury, the fact that it occurred in the middle of a Black boycott of the Oscars event, intensifies the shamefulness of the spectacle.  Perhaps, the producers wanted to “lighten the mood” a little with humor.  Okay, but after this mess, the lesson has to finally become “etched-in-stone,” unspoken law that the African American struggle for equality is nothing to joke about–ever!  Too many lives have been ruined, too many people have died, too many sacrifices have been made in the entertainment industry, alone, to continue to engage in this archaic and unbearable carnage in 2016!

Joking about Black struggle should be the “third rail” of everything…touch it, and you’re DEAD!

Watching Stacy Dash make an ass of herself was…well, expected, to say the least.  She’s done so much of it lately that I was left wondering why she even bothered to show up to the event.  But, to put our best and brightest on “coon blast” was hard to watch.  Chris Rock is a brilliant Black comedian of the highest caliber.   He came from the humblest of beginnings and worked his way to the top of his echelon to become a well-respected Black figure. I have nothing but immense respect for the man.  I understand that he has to work, but sometimes, a line has to be drawn. He should’ve said no to the Oscar gig, in my opinion.  The #OscarsSoWhite campaign was an attempt at trying to put lipstick on a ugly pig.  Please, don’t ever do that again, Chris.

Another very difficult skit to watch was one showing my (s)hero, Angela Bassett giving “Black” props to White comedian, Jack Black.  Ms. Bassett, to many, represents the image of quintessential Black excellence.  She is a product of the Yale University School of Drama and she is best known for intense portrayals of biographical figures like Betty Shabazz and Tina Turner, just to name a few. I think she was definitely slummin’ it with this particular Oscars appearance. Needless to say, I was left breathless and in outraged awe at the sight of it. I’m not sure if she was asked to do the skit or if she volunteered, but one thing’s for certain, to me, she really didn’t NEED to do that.  So, I ask “Why?”

Why…

With this 2016 Oscars event, it appears that the struggle for Black equality, itself, has been reduced to “entertainment-grade” quality.  It seems that lately, any struggle that African Americans engage in, up to and including the “Black Lives Matter” movement, is ultimately undermined by adversarial forces hell-bent on cutting us down and some of our own people are only so eager to assist these bums in the carnage.  Maybe I’m coming off as just a bit sensitive, but, to me, it’s a painful thing to watch African American “iconography” be reduced to something akin to unfunny, inappropriate, ill-timed jokes in a smoke-filled room with one slow, bored, tired clap emanating from the rear of a darkened lounge.

I say these words out of nothing but love for our people and the pain at watching the annual Oscars slaughter.  It was particularly painful to watch this year (and I only saw the snippets!) So, it’s only fitting to say that although I’ve never been too excited about the event to truly partake in it, I will continue not to…year, after year, after year.

Too harsh?  What’s your take on the happenings at the 2016 Oscars?

This guy was just as disgusted as I was and, like me, he got the after effects and was spared the full-frontal assault!  Check it out…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…And Let the Games Begin: Scalia is gone and Washington is doing Its ritual dance

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The Late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia. Photo taken May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Well, Justice Antonin Scalia is dead of a heart attack and the President is in another prime position to forge the country further into political progressiveness by appointing a suitable replacement for the former, conservative, Reagan-era appointee.  As usual, the Republicans are openly agitated about the idea of Obama making a strategic replacement that could tilt the political stance of the court and weigh heavily on the decisions that are awaiting a final judgement by its surviving members.

Yahoo reports that Scalia had heard and may have already cast votes in several high-profile cases like the ones concerning immigration, whether universities can continue to use affirmative action and if unions can collect fees from nonmembers to survive…just to name a few. Republican contenders like Donald Trump are calling for delays and Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, is preparing to obstruct Obama’s court appointment in any way possible.  The Huffington Post reports that McConnell, in 1988, voted to confirm a Supreme Court nominee when it was Ronald Reagan’s final year in office (Huffingtonpost.com, 2/13/2016).  They also stated that McConnell is calling for intervention in the court appointment process by the American people by stating that people should have a voice in the process with a possible Republican win in November.

Well, Mitch, you can only delay for so long…so what else is on tap?  A lawsuit, perhaps?

It’s no secret that this government has been known, on occasion, to invalidate its own laws in order to institute strange, unwritten policies designed to suit the status quo. One can clearly observe that this tactic of  political obstruction and delay has been used excessively during the Obama presidency by his political opponents.

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barak H. Obama. Photo taken Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Speaking of lawsuits, remember the one where House Speaker, John Boehner, wanted to bring a law suit against the President for enacting an Executive Order to get important transportation legislation passed, among other things, to get Americans working again and move the Country forward economically? -(CNN.com, 7/31/2014)

Why impede progress and seek to punish those who mean to do good?

The Republicans openly and unapologetically engage in and advocate political illegalities and irregularities.  This may seem like a minor issue, but based upon the Republican track record, it may be an indicator of thing to come if they take back the White House in the next term.  Supreme court appointments are chosen by the sitting President and then confirmed or denied by the Senate. End of discussion…right?

So what delay are the Republicans proposing and how are they going to pull this one off…what about the Constitution, fellahs?

“Senator Warren said in a statement, “Senator McConnell is right that the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. In fact, they did – when President Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.”–(Politicususa.com, 2/14/2016)

While there are some who still believe in common-sense politics and harbor a sense of political wisdom and understanding, I will never cease to be amazed at the gall of many of our politicians to openly advocate possible illegality in order to maintain power in Washington, D.C…even to the point of openly whining about it.  A lame-duck Presidency?  Absolutely not in the cards for Obama, however, more sleepless nights of plotting for nervous Republicans like Mitch McConnell…

you can put MONEY on it!

Too harsh? What’s your two cents?

 

 

Stacy Dash…What Happened, Girl???

Fox News contributor Stacey Dash was suspended for two weeks by the network on Monday after claiming President Barack Obama doesn’t “give a s***” about terrorism on air, but this is far from the first time the former “Clueless” star has generated controversy with her conservative rhetoric.  The 48-year-old actress, who emerged as sociopolitical commentator after publicly endorsing the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket in 2012, has criticized women who highlight wage disparity, attacked Oprah Winfrey for linking the death of Trayvon Martin to Emmett Till, defended embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen against accusations of racism, suggested campus rape accusers are often “bad girls” acting “naughty” and claimed African-Americans who support Obama are getting “money for free.” –MSNBC.com, (Updated 1/4/2016)

THE VIEW - (11.15.12) Actress Stacey Dash (?Clueless?), who recently made headlines for her endorsement of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, guest co-hosts today, Thursday, November 15th.  "The View" airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network.     (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) STACEY DASH
THE VIEW – (11.15.12) Actress Stacey Dash
(Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images)
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If Ms. Dash’s Black History Month comments didn’t spark enough outrage in Black America, this one about the Prez, to me, should take the cake.  I, for one, would’ve never guessed in a million years that the “Mo’ Money” leading actress would turn into a “brain-dead” conservative for FOX News…and then get suspended for being too over the top…even for FOX!

I believe that some African Americans have taken this “assimilation” issue a bit too far.  While she may have a point, with her recent comments, that African American history is historically intertwined with American history; just the same, she seems to miss the mark in the understanding that most African Americans seem to naturally digress towards concerning our standing as a people here. We understand that because of our historic slave labor and systematic oppression, we comprise an enormously significant portion of the foundation upon which this country stands and we still need to erect establishments to our own greatness as a race within this country because our history and our conditions here demand it.

Where’s the sensitivity, Stacy?!

Is it me, or is this former, sugar-brown skin, green-eyed bombshell getting lighter and her eyes bluer?  Understood…we all have to live here in America and if you want to speak your mind, you can. Stacy is entitled to her warped, historically unaware, self-hating rhetoric, but I just have to wonder….

what the heck, planet, is this Sistah on?

Share your thoughts on the madness of Stacy Dash…

An Encore of No Anticipation: Is this the year the Academy Awards finally gets its bias under wraps?

“It would, the Academy promised, “take immediate action to increase diversity by adding new members who are not Governors to its executive and board committees where key decisions about membership and governance are made”. The board passed a series of measures to remove from its voting rolls members who have not been active in the film industry for many years, and establish a precedent requiring active engagement in the industry for new members.”–TheVillagesSunTimes.com

Despite the good news that the Academy Awards is finally going to clean up its act after years of blatant racism, my eyes still glaze over at the hoopla surrounding it.  This has always been an issue despite the indifference it has been met with by the general public in the past.  I say that because the Academy has been racist longer than it has exercised acceptance and tolerance on a consistent scale. Many of the African-American celebrities who voiced their sentiments in protest against attending this year because of the unabashed prejudice in the Academy’s upper echelons, seem like people screaming about spilled milk on the floor when the entire house is on fire.

The Academy Awards is just one facet among many of America’s institutions that need a good enema. Still reeling from the open and unrepentant blood lust of police departments all across this country, I, like so many other African-Americans have grown weary of the racist culture that seems to thrive amid all this “diversity.” Trying to cover all the bases and nip this kind of insidious bias in the bud is like playing a never-ending game of “whack-a-mole.” The Academy Awards is just another river to cross.  For those who don’t see the connection between dead, Black bodies on the street and snubbed Black thespians watch the images you are fed through the media even closer.  What you are being presented with on the golden screen as opposed to the ugly that happens behind the scenes is incalculable.

That last statement might have been a bit much, but I’m still surprised that many people just don’t get it., STILL..

To add insult to injury, we still have to wait 4 more years in order to see any changes that the Academy heads propose.  What are these folks preparing for?  How many years has it been since these changes were desperately needed, anyway?  Okay, okay, I understand…it’s a business thing…these plans have to be rolled out, right?  Understood, but what fresh madness will be waiting on the horizon in 2020 when the first phase of Operation “Make it Right” comes to full fruition.  Sure, business-as-usual will change for the better and more renown African-American thespians will finally get their just do, but I think African-Americans in this area will still be playing catch-up to keep in stride with the pack.  Somehow, things just always seem to play out that way over time. It’s sickening.

I hope history ceases to repeat itself!

What’s your take on the Academy Awards debacle?