Thursday, July 20, 2006

The NAACP and The 21st Century, Pt. 1...

I'm at it again.

I love what The NAACP has done in the past.

Unfortunately, to me, it hasn't done much today in The 21stCentury to help Black folks get to the next level. The local NAACP didn't do a damn thing to Billy Yow when he supported the jackass that produced those idiotic shirt awhile back. If someone knows that they can get away with doing you wrong without any repercussions, then they will continue to do it.

Look at Dubya Bush. He waited five freakin' years to FINALLY talk at its convention and y'all act like it's OK.

I would've been like, "See ya, & I don't wanna be ya!!"

That's one of the reasons I haven't joined up.

Also, boycotting & protesting against South Carolina because of a flag issue is a waste of time. If you're gonna do that, why limit it to SC. Why not ALL the Southern States that have The Confederate Battle Flag (The Confederate Battle Flag is not a "White Thing" {Not all Southern Whites were down with the rebellion.}, or a "Southern Thing" {The majority of Blacks in America are SOUTHERNERS! Do you REALLY think that we're down with that damn flag?}, it's a "Rebel Thing." Know the difference.) incorporated into the state flag or other uses, like Mississippi or Alabama or Florida (Alabama & Florida use The Cross Bars of the Rebel Flag)?

Why not Georgia and it's use of The Rebel Flag in its courtrooms?

Oh, that's right. If you boycott Georgia, then you would boycott Atlanta by default. And you wouldn't want to do that being that The ATL is supposed to be the so-called "New Black Mecca," which is a lie since Black folks don't run anything in Atlanta!

Coca-Cola does, but that's another story...

Here's what The NAACP (The NATIONAL organization with the help of its local affiliates.) needs to do to help Black folks in The 21st Century.

1) Use what you have.

I've read reports where there are over 300,000 members of The NAACP. If that's true, then they need to get all of its members to contribute $100.00 for one year (That's $25.00 every three months if you don't have it all at once.) to see how it goes. If it goes right, then you should have over $30,000,000.00 in cold hard cash to help build up the poor Black Communities that need it. A $200.00 contribution would mean over $60,000,000.00 at the end of the year. In five years, this would be over $300,000,000.00. In ten years it would be well over half a billions dollars for the Black Community!

Whoa!

2) Don't work with people that don't want to work with you.

In the past, many Hispanic organizations have stated that they dont' want and/or need The NAACP's help. I know y'all want to help everybody, but concentrate on Black folks. Don't help others, then neglect your own. I know that the NAACP was founding by both Blacks & Whites, but it seems that we have organizations that will help every other ethnic group except US! And the other people of color don't wan't your help!

3) Start teaching our people how to deal with money.

I don't mean that crap Russell Simmons is promoting, "40 acres and a Bentley," but some real common sense approaches on saving and investing money, especially in real estate. We also need to know how to pass on money and assets (Once we have them.) to the next generation and teach them how to use it wisely.

That are more things that I think The NAACP needs to do, but a brotha has to go to work & pay the bills.

More on this later...

3 Comments:

Blogger Matt Hill Comer said...

Also... On Georgia. Their new flag is nothing but one of the various official flags of the Confederate States of America with their Seal in the middle of the circle of stars.

Thought I'd mention that too.

Oh... yeah... and the North Carolina Flag... the star in the middle of the the N and C and in the blue field? That is a Confederate symbol too.

There are Confederate symbols all over the place in the South. Some of it is post-war additions, some of it is just stuff that remains from before the war, things that were just a part of common Southern culture (but now historically identified as "Confederate" or "Rebel").

Friday, July 21, 2006 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Hill Comer said...

Oh yeah... and Arkansas has a star representing the Confederacy, too...

http://www.50states.com/flag/arflag.htm

Friday, July 21, 2006 8:54:00 AM  
Blogger Ken B. said...

Thanks for the insight, Matt. And the web addy.

Ken B.

Monday, July 24, 2006 3:45:00 AM  

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