Thursday, July 31, 2008
Bob Marley sang ... "One love".
Sister Sledge sang ... "Easier To Love".
John Lennon sang ... "Give Peace A Chance".
And more recently John Mayer sang ... "Waiting On The World To Change".
Its time for a peace treaty in the black community.
Its time for the black nation to stop the madness of self-hate. Its time for brothers and sisters to treat each other like brothers and sisters. Its time to give peace a chance.
In a sense, waiting on the world to change is not the complete answer. We, the black nation need to start the change from within and change ourselves. There's not a day that goes by when you turn on your television set, open your newspaper or scan the internet, that you don't hear about read about or see complete destruction, mayhem, murder, robbery, rape, sheer evil and the like.
Why does this have to be? My beloved Grandmother would say, "Cause the devil is out to steal, kill and destroy. The devil is busy!" I'm sure there are many in the black community young and old who can recall an elderly relative, neighbor and/or black pastor in a church reciting that famous quote at some point in their lives. I know I've heard it all my life, and it couldn't be more truer than right now, right here in this world we call "The New Millenium"/"Age of Technology".
I have a saying I've used in my own personal life for years, I recite it to myself everyday, even before my feet hit the floor in the morning and right after I thank the Creator Most High for his blessing and mercy in allowing me to see another day on this earth. I say, "I have another day and another way to get it right."
Which means, "Today is a new day so whatever was not accomplished yesterday can be accomplished today." "Whatever was done in a wrong way yesterday can be righted today." "If I didn't give enough love and forgiveness the day before, I can give even more love and forgiveness today."
I think you get the jest.
The black nation must come together in peace, love and unity for one another. This is NOT an option. This is a MUST!
Brothers and Sisters, the message I'm bringing forth today is a simple one yet the hardest one on the planet it would seem. We need to, as brothers and sisters, obligated to fullfilling the dreams of our strong proud ancestors from the time of creation - up through slavery - to right here where we stand - in this day in this time. We must find a way to co-exist with those amongst us who are unwilling to change from their devilish ways. We must find a way to live our lives as the Creator intended. We can not continue to bring war to our brothers and sisters when peace is what our brothers and sisters command and demand.
We can do better. We should do better. We must demand better for ourselves and our children.
We are the Kings and Queens of this planet. Make no mistake about it.
Let's conduct ourselves in a matter that would make the Creator Most High God and our strong black ancestors proud. Its time for a peace treaty.
Let's not wait until tomorrow, for tomorrow is not promised to us.
Let's start right now at this moment, not later on down the road some time in the future.
Let's start right here.
Brothers and Sisters let's start today!
BLACK FIST, BLACK POWER, BLACK NATION!
KEEP UNITY & PEACE IN THE STREETS!