“Pres. Obama: “The Audacity of the “Civil Rights” Elders!!!””

Wow…

This stuff just keeps getting more and more exciting everyday…   Let me start by saying, “Hats off to Pres. Obama”  on many fronts: 1- Openly speaking to the Republican Party on Friday…  Opsss, the cat is out of the bag now…  I guess those guys can’t “throw a rock and hide a hand” any more…
2-His speaking openly to the Democratic Party today…   Now these guys will have to explain to all of us how is it that you are the majority and can’t get anything done…  Dahhhhhhh???
3-The way he and his administration have handled the “Christmas Day Terrorist Bombing” Suspect…  It appears that by interrogation him in a civilian court and encouraging his family to take part, it has been very effective in getting valuable information to divert any future attacks…  

For all your great work Mr. Pres., we say, “Bravo!!!” 

Wow…

So let’s get right at it: Due to a very serious fall, I was unable to get around very well for the last week…  I said that to say this, I did not get to attend any of the “Civil Rights Museum” celebration in Greensboro NC this past week…  My heart was there and thank God the NC A&T Register was there…   Therefore a lot of the information I will use in this blog comes from the article “Panelists discuss the current state of civil rights,” by Ashley Reid – Copy Editor  of the A&T Register…  I was drawn to a quote by Dr. Julianne Malveaux – Pres. of Bennett College… 

“Malveaux said it is the job of her generation and those who consider themselves to be “Elders” to reinforce the notion of Audacity.”

Wow…  This is some great stuff…  What made this statement so powerful was the fact that her fellow panelist were the  Rev. Jesse Jackson of Rainbow Push, Dr. Ben Chavis – CEO of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), Dr. Harold Martin – Chancellor of NC A&T SU, and Ms Kim Sanders – CEO of M&F Bancorp Inc… 
An Elder States-lady, Mrs. Anna Swanston – the author of  Dr. John Henry Clarke: His Life, His Words, His Work –  said to me a few years ago that the civil rights struggle is not over; it’s just that it’s “Elders” are asleep…   At the time I could not get a grip of this profound statement…   Dr. Malveaux has a similar understanding of the state of civil rights…   Unlike those who started the movement, today’s so-called elders lack true passion and commitment to the cause of total civil rights…   Culturally Speaking,  when a people struggle for their rights of equality often are side tracked by the “dainties” of the king instead of the entire “Kitchen…”  

Dr. Malveaux’s  statement shines a very bright light onto several members of the Panel…  I believe that panelist like Dr. Ben Chavis should be one of those “Elders” she was referring to…  I believe Dr. Chavis could not only make great speeches but (first big phat but in the room) could use his influence to rally the “hip hop and black athletic community” to start a “black economical venture explosion…”   We as a “people” can no longer blame “White” people for the lack of economical opportunities in our community when for at least a decade “Millions of dollars” have flowed freely into these communities has not found their way down to the rest of us…  Ok, I can hear you yelling…  I am not saying that they should give their money away, but (big phat trickle down business opportunity but in the room) together they can create a “Black Wall Street…”  Dahhhhhhhhhh!!!

Wow…

I wrote a blog called “The Audacity of the House Niggers!!!”   This blog was about this very issue…  How the elders of the civil rights movement are not stepping up to the plate to “knock” we as a people in…   The same goes for the Rev. Jesse Jackson who said, “Jackson closed out the discussion reminding the audience to become knowledgeable for themselves…”  What the hell did that mean???  Here we have a true “Elder Civil Rights leader”  who seems to be so disconnected with the needs of our community that he says would something as “valueless” as that…   I am sure we all remember what Rev. Jackson  said during the “Obama” campaign…   Need I say more???

If this is the generation following “generation X,” who no one would dispute, has not done must to further the cause of anything – much less civil rights…  Then the question remains, is it because the Elders refuse to take their place,  pass on the Knowledge learned,  and commission new leaders into the struggle…  These aint the sixties, these be the generation next… 

This generation, like those before it, need for the elders to take their rightful place and do something “tangible”  to encourage new frontiers in the civil right movement…  I am sure everybody knows that the black community is in a domestic crisis…  Domestically we as a people have the most single parent families  in the nation…  This has a direct reflection on our   children who suffer from a lack of confidence, high crime involvement, and most cases –  poor life chances…  
Also we as a people own very little to no real estate…  This is a real problem for our community…  True power is ownership and I don’t mean just a personal resident…  We need to fight for ownership of hotels and gas stations and restaurants like we did forty years ago…  This is a true domestic crisis…
So the need of our elders to get actively involve is – Paramount…

 Dr. Malveaux – we as a people “salute”  you and your efforts as  an elder to this generation…  I hope that many other civil rights elders will wake up and take their rightful place to fill the void in our communities…     

Wow…

This is some exciting stuff… 
As most of you know that I like to keep it interesting; I would never hope for the Rev. Jesse Jackson what he wished for Pres. Obama during his campaign but (big oppss but in the room) it seems like that’s what is going on with him…  The Rev. Jackson has been impotent as a leader to this generation for over a decade… 
Why has this happen???
 Why did he say what he said about Pres.  Obama??? 
I don’t know the answer to these questions but (big phat you aint dead but in the room) there is no time like the present for the Rev. Jackson to get tangibly effectively involved…  I am sure that all the graduates from the HBCU’s all across this country would appreciate a job from a “black small business”  that is Funded  by  a black organization called “Black Wall Street…”   So if the Rev Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH, teams up with Dr. Chavis – Hip Hop Summit – then maybe this could happen…

Wow…

Elders stepping up!!!

Do you feel me???

I know you do…

Let me here you say, “Yes, yes, yes we can!!!

“Pres. Obama: “The Audacity of the “Civil Rights” Elders!!!””

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