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Be Careful to How You Use Your Wishes

Be Careful to How You Use Your Wishes
Posted By: Ivan Butcher II on May 05, 2018

Today, it is not a whole lot about fighting for our Rights, it is more of how we should exercise our Rights, in the face of sacrifice, A Dream Deferred!

Divide and Conquer!

Before Affirmative Action, individuals, like Ms. Oprah Winfrey, would have been right there investing in their own neighborhoods, instead of spreading their wealth on the outside, financing our on images, businesses, schools, health and senior citizen facilities, etc.

But then there is the struggle to get out into Their controlled industry. Black achievers could be returning some of their blessings, whether it is in wealth and or their intellect, and reinvest into the neighborhoods that were abandoned after Affirmative Action.

Before Affirmative Action our politicians, those who violated the respect and trust of the people would have been run out from the Community. What is it that makes the politicians think that they are the Chosen Privileged Ones? It is really sinful how some of them **** the trust we have bestowed upon them.

Before Affirmative Action we supported our own teachers school and universities in our neighborhoods. Today, the plan in the Public School System for No Child Left Behind is to Dumb Down the Future.
We Have to Take Back Our Schools!

Our children spend most of their early years in school, it is time for the community to make our schools one of our major priorities.

I believe the way to reach the dysfunctional and the disenchanted Youth is to have their younger siblings be their mentors, showing them that they themselves should and could be doing better.
To inspire and to encourage reading, I feel that the best way to address the literacy issues, with our children today with all of their distractions, is through illustration.



Students writing, illustrating and reading theirs and other students' writings may encourage and inspire others to begin reading, much like how when they go home with a cold infecting everyone in the house.

Before Affirmative Action we were servicing and supporting commerce in our communities. The idea that, "Charity begins at home is not separatism nor selfishness. The neglecting of ourselves and relying on others to provide for us nurtures that negative perception other families have of our community."


Before Affirmative Action, I can remember that it was a general feeling throughout the Black communities, when a news report came out about something that was appalling: ****, ****, ****, fraud, etc…, the wish would be, even if not said aloud, "I hope it was not a Black person."

It is nothing new or something to notarize the **** of women that is prevalent in the black communities, but to publicly support the admitted abuser is disturbing.

It is amazing that so many Black women, after Mr. Cosby admitted that he used **** to have his way, are willing to give him a Pass.

And Black men that are in his support, I don't know about you, I have great-grand-daughters, grand-daughters, daughter, nieces, aunts, god-daughters, etc... So if they dress provocatively, go out with someone they should expect to be ****.

Now, I would tell them they should have known better, and stand by their side in their defense.

Then there are some of our other Black celebrities that the Corporate Media chooses to use as distractions. We Have A Lot Of ILL Family Members!

The fact is that we should be supporting those working behind the scenes, the Harriet Tubman-s...


"No one person can rise above the conditions of their people," - Malcolm X, this is about rebuilding our families and our communities.

Then again, We All don't feel the Same Way!

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