Find Our Missing

Find Our Missing is a TV show on TVone that premiered earlier this year. The show is new, but it brings awareness to the lack of attention focused on missing children of color. I am thankful that the show has been made and is being used as a vital tool to get out the stories of missing kids that are unknown to many people in America. Before there was Find Our Missing, there was the Black and Missing foundation an active organization that continues to help bring home as many missing children as possible and constantly updates on missing persons. Black and Missing has a facebook and twitter, which I know of, and I’m sure they have countless other sites.

Personally I am iffy on technology, but technology can be used for amazing means and it has been used to help locate missing children through various websites. Every time I see the word missing tied to a person’s picture it makes me think heavily and gets me down because the likelihood of national coverage is slim. But like I said Find Our Missing, Black and Missing, and other organizations are not waiting for the media to pick up the stories they are doing it themselves and with an amazing track record.

I type this long message to say this: Thank you, the more kids found the more hope I have in knowing that people do care about what happens to all kids in this world no matter what.

Make sure to check out Find Our Missing it airs on Tvone and you can go to http://tvone.tv/shows/find-our-missing and for Black and Missing http://www.blackandmissinginc.com/cdad/.

Also shout outs to the View for the segment on missing black kids and aiding in the finding of Mishell-Nicole Green.

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African-American Vs. Black American

This is another issue that has had me scratching my head and saying foul things: the debate over whether black people in America should be called African-American or Black American. Some people said that since they know nothing of Africa, don’t speak the language, and never been, they are American, some say they are African as well as American, and some say they are simply black.

This topic always rubs me the wrong way because I am African and for years I have heard African-Americans that always denounce the African word, one time in school a girl’s mother had filled out an application for her and in the box to check off your race, the mother checked off the African-American/black box and underlined black. I shook my head and thought to myself what a dang on shame.

I don’t know and I don’t care what blacks in America want to call themselves because for the most part most of them have been brainwashed just like everyone else in the world, but yet they are the only ones complaining when it comes to being connected to Africa, their ancestor. I don’t hear Japanese, Chinese, Cambodian, Koreans and other Asians upset with being called Asian-American. The same goes for whites from European countries. So what is it about the African part included that makes this debate such a problem?

One guy in a post said that to him African-American means an African from a country in Africa coming to America. I see where he is going with it, but I’m not supporting it, first thing first, Africans do not just say African-American, they say Nigerian-American, Ghanaian-American, Liberian-American and if not they just say Nigerian, Liberian, Ghanaian and so on.

The thing that gets me is that the moment an African says that they are not black it’s suddenly a problem, but vice versa its okay and I have experienced this personally and have heard many say I’m trying to be African, but I can’t try to be something I am. All I know is that the term black and white were created to divide and we all know that the term black holds a negative connotation: black friday, black plaque, black magic, black=dark-side, black is worn for funerals, and so on.

The very same people denouncing the word African in African-American are the very people who are press to claim Ancient Egypt and Ancient Kemet, Cleopatra, King Tut, and so on as black, but let’s be real these people and these ancient kingdoms and societies were AFRICAN, not black. Although people like to use African to describe whites and put them in the mix, it’s not happening, whenever I use the term African I mean the original people and we all know who they are and what they looked like.

For now call yourselves whatever you want, you can call yourself a good ole American if you want and see if it still stops the cops from putting a boot in your ass like they did Rodney King, executing you like they did Troy Davis, or assassinating your career like they did Michael Vick. Just to make it clear when my continent rises, cause believe me it will, I don’t want to see none of ya’ll asses start to claim it, I’m out.

Arizona is in Full white noise Mode

I take a break only to come back to more stupidity, but I’ll start with the “lovely” Arizona. So a few days ago an Arizona lawmaker thought it would be a good idea for there to be a white people appreciation day. Wait that’s not even the worse part, some Arizona residents actually agreed with him, still not worse yet, and tried to say that since Mexicans have Cinco de Mayo than they should have a day for themselves, that’s the worse.

This argument of white history month and white appreciation never fails to take place in February, during Black History Month, and I find this to be deliberate. I will say it now and forever, white people do not deserve any appreciation month or day, since we learn about you people and your false history everyday, 365 to be exact; 366 on a leap year, from elementary school all the way up to high school. 

Then again what exactly should be celebrated about white people? The fact that they believe the lie that Columbus “discovered” a place that had millions of families already living there, the lie that Ancient Egypt and Ancient Kemet rulers were white, the fact that they colonized country’s, that they engaged  in slavery, raped women, men, and children, performed illegal experiments on those they deemed inferior, and fucked up the mentality of 90% of the POCs in the world and the cause for global warming.

There is nothing to be celebrated about them so they can sit down somewhere; I find this very interesting that for the very people who are quick to want to sweep the racist and current racist history of America under the rug they sure have no problem wanting to celebrate the fuckery.

White people, for those that believe they deserve a day or month, shut up and open your school textbook all we learn about is you, we live under a system that promotes you and is run by you, you guys are already rewriting textbooks to hide what your great-grandfathers did, so please just stop. No person of color is going to side with this type of month, you have no sympathy among people who are forced to swallow your nonsense.

Arizona also denied for Hispanics to learn their true history because it would cause anti-white feelings. Say what now? Come on Arizona don’t you ever get tired of these games? You are the same state that wanted to play rock, paper, deportation with the Hispanics in your state and now you want to tell them just what they should learn? Smh

I now see why they went through so much to try to deport all those “illegal” Hispanics, they wanted to decrease their number, now it all makes sense. But Arizona doesn’t understand one thing: push a lion into a corner and it will fight back. A group of Hispanic kids flipped them the bird and told them that they don’t need them to finance an ethnic studies because they will create their own.

*wipes tears* This is just beautiful right here and I cannot help but to be excited. These kids are not playing games because they know the importance of knowing ones true history, as a man going off during an event said, “No one will give you greatness, but they will try to take it away.”

R.I.P Don Cornelius

Today an iconic figure and household name, legendary in not only black households but whites as well died, via suicide. Mr. Don Cornelius is known for creating Soul Train in the early 1970s, which served as a platform for African-Americans, who were rejected from white dancing shows, to express themselves and take America by storm.

Don Cornelius was 75-years-old and found in his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles around 4 am. The fact that he shot himself in the head shocks a lot of people because no one can figure out exactly why he would do such a thing. However, the true saying “you never know what someone is going through,” rings true in everyday life.

This man is a legendary icon, he opened many doors for people of color, he helped to create a haven for people of color to express themselves and be accepted and welcomed despite the harsh realities of the outside world; he reached and influenced millions of people, both famous and nonfamous, and he had great crossover appeal without having to compromise his person or his original fan base. This is a man who created a show that inspired millions of people not just in America but around the world. I’m sure he has beyond an impressive resume with many credentials, yet it doesn’t erase the fact that something was not right.

I have seen clips of Don Cornelius hosting Soul Train back in the day and he was always all smiles, with a deep voice, neat and fitted suits and a beautiful afro to boot. You cannot talk about the 1970s and the generations that followed afterward without mentioning Soul Train, his name, and his contribution to his people, music, and his country.

May he rest in peace and know that he will forever be remembered for going above and beyond and igniting change in America; love, peace, and soul to you, Don Cornelius, an iconic figure.

Congress/Business Want to Control the Internet

In all the books you read about the internet the main point that they stress is that the internet is free and no one person or thing can control the world-wide web not even the government. Well the government wants to put that to the test and have created the SOPA and PIPA bills that have been voted on in the House and the Senate. These bills are hoping to be made into laws and they are not internet-user friendly in the least.

Both laws are said to be used to help stop the pirating of American movies and to help keep the safe the creative work of internet users, which is all bulls**t. The pirating of American movies have been going on for years, so why now is there something to be done about it? These bills are a trick they are not for what they say they are for. Under these bills one can be taken to court to have their site shut down for no reason. Why would that be? These business people already control every form of communication that there is: music, television, movies, video games, newspaper, and more, now they want to control the internet as well and we cannot let them.

You would think that the Congress women and men, in both chambers, would be more busy cheating on their spouses than trying to pass idiotic laws, but sadly that’s not the case.

I can already guess which sites will be shut down if these bills are made into laws, the sites that tell you just how corrupt the American government is and how the citizens of American need to hold their government responsible for their acts and make them answer to them. I support operation blackout, what I call it, and hopefully you will too,

Here are the links to two sites that have talked about these laws: this one you can click the petition to sign Abagond and this one has goes detail about it Vigilant.

STOP SOPA and PIPA!