“Pres. Obama: “Who is “Shani Davis???”””

Wow…

This is some exciting stuff and it keep getting more exciting everyday…  
Let me start with a  “Cultural Controversy” that could have a big adverse effect on the black community…   

 Pres. Obama; “To “Breastfeed” or not to “Breastfeed;” that is the question???””

Is the problem with families in the black community, “A black woman thang???”  I was  listening to the TJMS this morning when my “frat bro” – Roland Martin – rehashed a dialogue with a Doctor from yesterday’s show…   The Doc. basically said,  it is very beneficial for black women to breastfeed our black children.  The Doc. pointed out that there were some great health benefits for the black women  and our children…  Apparently this segment got a lot of press yesterday, so Roland brought the Doc. back to answer more questions today… 
It was a very informative segment but (first big – could black women be the problem with the decay of  the black family – but in the room) Sybil was obviously disturbed by the Doc.’s  recommendation…   It seem that she was upset that the Doc. was trying to give good health advise to our community that could improve the life of  our children as well as black women themselves…  I found this very disturbing…  It is a trend that occurs whenever black women are asked to do what only a woman can do for our community… 

“Are black women the problem with the decay in the black community??? ” 

Wow…
Culturally Speaking, Black women breastfed their children of birth as well as many other children throughout history…  There is a very familiar scripture in the bible that says after Ruth gave birth, “And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it…”
 
The act of breastfeeding was once the most precious gift a woman could  give to her children; which made us strong and healthy…  As blacks struggled to overcome racism, it was the black woman who made a home a sanctuary for her family…  She  took pride in feeding  the entire family and sometimes the neighborhood…   So why are so many black women becoming so hardened against the  act of breastfeeding; when it is something only they can do ???  
Hummmmm???
I listen to black women bash black men for all the negatives that they and society often times unjustly hurl at us…   This Doc. made  the case that if black women would breastfeed – our children would get benefits – that could alleviate a lot of the health risk which  greatly affect our community today…   The Doc. also made the point,  that breastfeeding reduces the chance of the black mother experiencing postpartum depression among other things…  One objection that Sybil brought up was “sagging breast…”  The Doc. quickly dismissed this point by pointing out that women who have “never” breastfed have sagging breast…  The question is what is more important – “the health of our children or sagging breast???”  I have often noticed that the black community has had an increase of  youth that are taking on a  homosexual  lifestyle…  Could this “phenom” actually be a result of  the fact that black women don’t breastfeed  our children and our children are not getting the “nectar of the Gods” that only she  can deliver…  Also could the high rate of  black juvenile diabetes and juvenile obesity be a direct result of black women not breast-feeding our children???  
“God forbid…”
I met a young black woman in the dentist office a few years back – yes that is how long it has been since I have seen a black woman who breastfed…   This beautiful young black woman was sounding the “joys” of breastfeeding to all in the office…  She said that this was the one gift that only she could give to her child…  The other black women in the office were making comments like; “I don’t know how you do it, doesn’t it hurt, and what does your husband think about it…”  She smiled and said, “my husband loves it…”  She then said, “besides we use to breastfeed because it was what women did  in our community and we knew it was best for our children???”  The other women agreed but (a big I know you are right  but in the room) still did not seem to like the idea… 
This is a crucial issue…
Has our newly acquired civil rights as a people caused us to turn our backs on the very things that made us strong…  
Hummmmmmmmmm!!!
So  “have black women dropped the ball again” in our community???
Who truly knows, but (big phat what we do know but in the room) we do know that “breast-r-best” for our children and our community…
Do you feel me???
I hope so… 

Wow…

So lets turn the page here and ask another important question,

“Who is “Shani Davis???”  

How is it that this young superstar athlete is the winter olympics “Invisible Man???”  Shani Davis is the  “Jesse Owens” of the Winter Olympics…  An article in the New York Times entitled: …”The Trailblazer – Shani Davis, on the Edge;” makes the case that Shani Davis is the quintessential man when it comes to “speed skating and perfection” on the ice…  A quote from this article highlights one of Shani’s fans appreciation of his achievements:

“A young Canadian skater, Anastasia Bucsis, stood at the turn with a cluster of competitors, all of them watching intently as Davis blew by. I asked what in particular she was focused on. “Everything,” she said. “Shani is the prototype. He’s as efficient as it is humanly possible to be.”

 Wow… 
This is some exciting stuff??? 
How is it that I have not seen anything at all about “Shani Davis” during this Olympics???  
Is Shani Davis “the Invisible man” or what??? 
Has Shani Davis been “black balled” or something???
What is really going on??? 
The “first black man” to hold a record in the Winter Olympics is only getting “Luv” from the “Dutch…”  “What is really going on???”
I aint feeling this kind “selective of coverage” of the Winter Olympics by NBC…  I, among many other, want to see this modern-day “Jesse Owens” compete… 
I hope you feel me… 

Wow…

You know I like to keep it interesting…  The Doc. on the TJMS suggested that the honorable first lady – Michelle Obama – could use her position to promote “Breastfeeding” in the black community…  I feel that is an issue that has great baring on the Health insurance package…  The Doc. pointed out that the “simple act of  Breastfeeding” could single-handedly alleviate several diseases that are on the rise in the black community…  As an advocate for reducing the high cost of health care for all Americans through preventative medicine, one would think that the first lady would make this topic a top priority on her list of things to implement…  
Wow…
Who Knows, Shani Davis could have been a “Breastfed Baby…” 
Lets see if  “Black Women” will be on board with the first lady on this most important issue???
I don’t know…
We will see…
It is going to be interesting to see…

Wow…

Do you feel me???
I know you do…

“Pres. Obama: “Who is “Shani Davis???”””

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