Saturday, October 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter While Police Keep Killing Black Men!

It is very obvious that racist police ain't feeling the Black Lives Matter movement at all because they keep killing Black Men; the protest message ain't strong enough!

*On Oct 22nd 19-year old Marcellis Stinnette was shot and killed in his car by a police officer in Waukegan, Ill.

*On Oct 5th 31 year-old Jonathan Price was murdered by a racist police in Wolfe City, Texas; he was breaking up a fight and then gunned down shot in the back.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Million Man March

On October 16, 1995 over 2 million Black men converged in Washington, DC for the historic Million Man March (MMM); this is its 25th Anniversary. 

As Black men what is our condition in America twenty five years later? Black men ya'll remember the first paragraph of the Million Man March Pledge that reads:

"I PLEDGE that from this day forward I will strive to love my brother as I love myself. I, from this day forward, will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally, mentally, socially, politically and economically for the benefit of myself, my family and my people. I pledge that I will strive to build businesses, build houses, build hospitals, build factories and enter into international trade for the good of myself, my family, and my people." 

Collectively Black men have we lived up to this first paragraph of the MMM Pledge? If not, what happened? Why don't Black men participate in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations like we participated in the Million Man March? Aren't the racist police murder of Black men the focus of BLM protests?

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Vlad TV Just Another Long-Line Of Black Culture Exploiters

 by Kenray Sunyaru

Black folks from slavery to the present our labor, inventions, genius, creativity, music, dress, and overall culture is still being super-exploited.
Let's take a look at the cultural exploitive YouTube Channel Vlad TV.
Vladimir Lyubovny 'Vlad' is a former white rap mixtape DJ who transitioned to hip-hop video journalism when he launched VladTV.
Recently well known Black rappers Lord Jamar, Royce da 5'9, Mysonne who've been frequent guests on his show along with others have distance themselves from media personality Vlad due to him lying on Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan.

The problem started when Vlad interviewed comedian DL Hughley on his VladTV show and talked about Minister Farrakhan’s July Fourth World Address. Rappers and NOI members feel that DJ Vlad misconstrued the Minister’s words to taint him as calling for violence against Jews.
Vlad said that Farrakhan not only calls Jews “Satan” but also encourages people to pick up a rock to throw it at them. But in the actual Farrakhan speech, the Minister encourages people to pick up “the stone of truth” against “so-called” Jews who are not being “true” Jews. Vlad refused to apologize for misconstruing Farrakhan's words.
What is Vlad (Vlad TV)?
In 2008 Vlad established himself as an interviewer primarily interested in rappers’ personal and illicit histories. Vlad has been accused of often going for gossip instead of news or discussions about music; he's far far more interested in asking for detailed accounts of alleged criminal activities and incidents.
It has been reported that Black rappers, prominent ex-gang bangers and drug dealers do interviews on his TV platform to get publicity without charging Vlad, who then makes money by editing his videos into segments raking in millions of views per video and Vlad receives funds in an advertisement.
From my perspective this white man Vlad exploits Black folks need to be seen 'invisble man syndrome' getting them to tell their business 'self-incriminating' and talk about other Black people 'creating beefs' capitalizing off it.
According to celebrity net worth VladTV YouTube show run by DjVlad has generated him an estimated net worth of $10 million. Vlad has more money than the overwhelming majority of Black rappers.
I remember several years ago watching Vlad TV for the first time and asking myself why are these Black men running their mouths to a white interviewer you can't see, I viewed Vlad as a on the come-up media personality agent provocateur.
Unfortunately we haven't learned we're still running our mouths being prey to all types of non-Black cultural vultures.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Black Males: Killers on Both Sides

Black folks, rapper Mozzy's latest album cover captures the homicide victim plight of younger adult Black men in America; their lives caught between the cross-fire of self-hating Black male pistol-toters and racist gun wielding police.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Breonna Taylor: Her Racist Police Murder Cleared

 by Kenray Sunyaru

Black folks, there will be no charges brought against the racist police who murdered Breonna Taylor in her home says Kentucky's first Black Attorney General 'Trumpite' Daniel Cameron.

Indeed these no charges are absolutely 'not surprising and injustice business as usual'. Yeah, more state sanctioned violence 'justifiable murder' of a Black person like Biggie Small said "another one just like the other one."
Yes, and y'all already know what the official '1-2-3 directives' for us to follow 'response trinity' to Breonna's murder: 'Vote', 'Peaceful Protest', and 'Pray'; these three actions have never stopped racist police murders and never will!
Remember Breonna's name and the names of so many other Blacks murdered by racist police.
The slogan Black Lives Matter will really mean something concretely when we get serious enough to organize on a higher level and develop our capability to defend and protect Black lives - ASHE!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

We Aint Wearing No Masks: Black Males Negative Refusal and Resistance Mentality

 by Kenray Sunyaru

Recently I was in a large jewelry store in Hamtramck (MI), there were Muslim ethnic nationals in the store all with masks on; there was about 10 Black males ages 25-40 congregated together looking at jewelry with no masks on and they had this false super-macho attitude that nobody better not tell them to put no masks on you know we Gangsters 'Gs'.
I said to myself these stone out-cold fools who don't respect themselves or others are just straight-up careless and reckless hammerheads; these phoney death-wish Gs are in denial about the real G 'Great' killer COVID-19; yeah they some real Gs 'Grave' diggers for themselves!
Beyond these Black men in this jewelry store I constantly see Black men on a daily congregating together never wearing no masks drinking 'passing cups' and smoking ‘passing joints, blunts, backwoods’. Yes it’s not surprising that Black men super-disproportionately lead the U.S. in COVID-19 deaths.

This non-compliance stuck on stupid 'refusal' to wear masks is not surprising to me, though retired now I provided counseling and developmental services to Black men and boys for over 30 years including teaching in prison for over 20 years, during this time I found too many Black men counseling resistant.
What I mean by counseling resistance is when facts were presented to them or when their self-destructive and self-defeating behaviors were challenged too many Black men constantly argued, refuted, and discounted; too many were hostile and tried to intimidate; too many interrupted, talked over, and tried to cut you off; too many of them blamed, made excuses, and denied.
I would constantly tell these counseling resistant Black men to stop carrying this resistance like a ‘badge of honor’ because they were only limiting, hurting, and destroying themselves!!! That a racist society didn’t give a fuck that their resistance contributed to them leading a life of incarceration, poverty, hardships, handicaps, addictions, sicknesses, and deaths.
What I found over the years dealing with counseling resistant Black males is that their reactionary self-sabotaging resistance was driven by a sense of powerlessness; to counter this feeling of a lack of control over their lives they believed being resistant gave them ‘petty power’ - fuck wearing a mask’; in actuality this distorted view gives them less control ‘power’ to protect themselves against the coronavirus.
This negative Black male resistance attitude is ‘mentacidal’; indeed we in the Black community must challenge this mindset because it’s insane, irresponsible, selfish, infectious, suicidal, and homicidal.