Jussie Smollett is NOT a credit to his race

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Well hello fellow zobopians!  This will be a Black History Month no one will forget.  On second thought, I’m sure most Black Americans will want to forget this one.  I am disappointed in the “messed-up-in-the-head Jussie Smollett.  He deserves an Oscar this Sunday for his “performance”.  During a TV interview on ABC television Smollett said he’s an advocate.  Far as I’m concerned, he’s a traitor to the citizens he claims he advocates for.  He has done a disservice to all REAL victims!  The MAGA-white-nationalist will have a field day with this for a long time and will bring up this episode to gaslight future victims. *MAKES ME SICK!*

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until neXt time….

The Whole World’s Recording

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Hello fellow zobopians!  The whole world’s watching!  But who’s watching the watchers?  What difference does it make?  It’s all being captured on video!  Killers are being caught on video.  People getting killed are captured on video.  The revolution WILL NOT be televised!  It will get recorded and be available for downloading to be watched over and over again at your convenience.

But…here’s the thing…

When a Black person gets shot and/or killed by police, does anyone see it?  Never mind having “the talk” with your son or daughter when coming in contact with the police.  What Black Americans need to talk about is, do you have a dashboard camera or your own personal body camera ready?  That’s the talk we need to be having.

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The importance of recording the police is deadly serious.  (After all, they’re recording us citizens.)  There are three [3] deadly grounds for Black people when we come into contact with police:

-Order Of Survivability-

  1. You can get shot and/or killed in the street or in the vehicle.  [Eric garner – killed on sidewalk; Alton Sterling – shot in the street; Philando Castile – shot in car.]
  2. You can get shot and/or killed in the police vehicle; ( if you survive the first deadly ground scene.)  [Freddie Gray – killed in police van during “rough ride”.]
  3. You can die in the jail house or jail-holding cell; ( that is if you survive the first & second deadly grounds.)  [Sandra Bland – suspiciously died while in waiting in jail.]

Gone are the days of the 1960’s slogan, “the whole world’s watching”.  The police of the 21st century need to be kept under watch.  The only way we’re going to do that is to keep recording them.  If the police are going to keep “shooting to kill” us, then we need to keep “shooting to record” them just so we can have proof and evidence of what happened.  We can’t always rely on the police to provide evidence when they cover-up or delay proof or disable their tax-payer paid recording equipment.

KEEP RECORDING!  Freedom without security is useless!

Until neXt time…

Note*: The above picture I got off the internet.  I don’t own rights to it.*

White Flight Vs Future Majority

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Hello fellow zobopians! Yeah, I know. I haven’t post an original blog post in a while. I’ve been re-blogging other posts by other bloggers. They were good reads I had to share. Thanks for reading!

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I’ve been thinking about the concept of Black Americans becoming the “Future Majority” in the USA. I’m not all that excited about it. Think about it, if you are a social majority in America and “still” have no social power to show for it, what’s the point in bragging about it? It’s like the fact that Black Americans are a $1 trillion-a-year consumer spenders. What do we have to show for it? Where’s the “Black Power” at?

Food for thought right? Well, let me get to my stream of thought for today. I was thinking about what the “past” effects of white flight will have on the “future” Black Majority in America. Because of the social aversion of white flight, white people don’t want to live near Blacks; don’t want to go to school with Blacks; don’t want to play with Blacks; and when these white kids grow up to become adults, they won’t want to hire Blacks in employment. And that’s why there’s no DIVERSITY in corporate America and Silicon Valley. Duh!

This is what white flight and re-segregation has done and will do to the future majority of America. So, whether you like it or not, school integration, at least, is the best solution for the future of America. At least for us Black people…Damn!

Until neXt time…

They See Us, They Don’t Want Us

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Hello fellow world zobopians! I took some time to gather my thoughts on the world…

Black people around the world are NOT invisible! We never were and we never ARE. If Black people were invisible white Europeans never would’ve wanted Africans as slaves. I think Ralph Ellison, (author of the book ‘Invisible Man’), was wrong. As I’m composing this blog post I’m watching a K-pop, (South Korean pop music), TV music show. It’s amazing how Black American culture is appropriated. Like Hip-Hop, R&B, rap, jazz and dreadlocks. Do Asians style their hair in dreadlocks? Don’t get me wrong, I like K-pop; going on 5 years now. (Seriously, you should listen to rap in Korean…it’s different.)

Other ethnic and social groups do the same thing when it comes to Black ‘cultural appropriation’. I won’t use the word ‘race’ because there’s no such thing as separate races among the human species. [Wow! All that to avoid saying the word, ‘race’.] By now you’re probably thinking how much do Black people appropriate? Personally I don’t know and don’t notice as much. But if anyone has been paying attention, when a Black person of any age does something beyond the norms of the Black social group, they are accused of…”acting white”. Like getting an education, what music one listens to, talking/communicating a certain way beyond the norms of the social group. I don’t even know what these “norms” are. One either knows them or not. It’s as if the Black social group is telling “we” shouldn’t act/talk/walk like “them”, but everybody wants to act/talk/walk like “us”. Our swagger and soul is up for grabs for the whole world and yet “we”, Black folks, should culturally isolate ourselves form the rest of society. How the hell does one do that? We as a people are too entangled with other humans to be isolated.

The whole world spends money and effort to isolate ‘themselves’ from Black people. Nobody wants to live by/near Black people. Nobody wants to hire Black people. Nobody wants to BE a Black person. They see US, they don’t want US.

Black people may ‘feel’ invisible but in reality Black people have never been invisible. Four centuries of slavery doesn’t make us invisible. When the police shoots an unarmed Black person, that person wasn’t invisible. When white people lock their car doors, Black people are not invisible. The reality is…people choose to ignore Black people. The world sees US, they just don’t want US…except our culture and money of course.

That’s all for now…I’ll SEE you next time…

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P.S. I composed this post before the University of Oklahoma S.A.E. situation, so I’m guessing this won’t seem so dated.

Bossy @ss B*tch

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…and Dumb too! Hello fellow zobopians, let me explain myself. I don’t normally use my blog as a rant platform, but today…well…

As I was walking down the street going home Monday afternoon I was approached by a young woman walking in the opposite direction. As she was getting close to me she calls out to me to buy her a soda pop from a gas station at the corner I was just approaching. (It was right there!). I asked/said to her, “Why can’t you get it yourself?” As I’m asking her this, she’s pulling out her money to give to me. Then she informs me the owner or station clerk wouldn’t let her in the establishment anymore. Huh?

Now, let’s just slow down a minute here, ‘cause I’m about to pull out my RANT-CARD**. (I’ve had time to calm down since this happened.) Thus the name of this blog post: [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! First of all, I won’t allow anyone to BOSS me around on the streets of Chicago. [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! Second, why is this young woman attempting to spend what little money she has at a store that obviously doesn’t want her? [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch! I just came from a dollar store two blocks away! She could’ve walked her lazy @ss self to the dollar store to buy her much needed soda pop. [Dumb] Bossy @ss B*tch!

Dumb @ss people never cease to amaze me. If a business doesn’t want YOU in there establishment, then spend your money elsewhere! You don’t try to get someone else you don’t know to spend YOUR money at a business that doesn’t want you or your money. What the hell am I missing? If I were a sleaze-ball, I could’ve snatched her money and ran like hell but on the rough streets of Chicago, you think twice about that. You don’t harass someone on the street with your economic stupidity. I almost gave this young woman my piece of mind but on the rough streets of Chicago, you think twice about that. Bossy @ss B*tch! And dumb too!

I’m all ranted out! I have nothing else to say…until next time…

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**I rather not use my RACE-CARD. There’s no telling what trouble I would get for using that. Hello #BlackTwitter!