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We can’t wait!

August 3, 2012 by  
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(ThyBlackMan.com) We can’t wait, we can’t wait, black men in the United States can no longer wait.  We can’t wait for the next MLK, we can’t wait for the next Malcolm and we can’t wait for another Farrakhan. We can’t wait for President Obama to have a black agenda; we can’t wait for the results of the upcoming election. 

We can no longer wait.  We can’t wait for someone to tell us to change, everyday our communities tell us that.  The violence, the single mothers, the dropout rates and unemployment tells us we must change and we can’t wait.   We must begin today, right now to improve ourselves, our families and our communities.   No longer can we allow our son’s to only dream of being rappers and our daughters dream of being the next reality diva. 

Today is the day that black men must start to think intelligently about the way we live and what we are willing to accept in our community.   We have not done this, we squandered the million man march, and we squandered the growing economy of the 1990’s.  We must have a focus on education, personal responsibility and a shared common interest.  

If we don’t embrace the reality of this competitive world we will continue to bury our children, allow our families to face generational poverty and watch millions of our brothers and sister live under the bondage of the judicial system.

It will start with us; the black man, to change our surroundings into communities of hope, instead of neighborhoods of death and destruction.  It won’t be easy, but it can be done if we one by one and day by day begin the work of rebuilding a community and laying the foundation for our future.

Staff Writer; Londre M. Gilkey

 

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7 Responses to “We can’t wait!”
  1. I decided the waiting was over. I saw a dire need, had motivation, and inspiration, and no fear of failure. However, convincing the masses that we can’t wait and securing their support is the greatest barrier. Unequivocally, we quickly toss gobs of money at many non measurable causes, but a vision to close the achievement gaps, and cut off the school to prison pipeline for black boy is a cause many have determined can wait.

  2. TheTruthNow says:

    Black people have been saying this every year for the last 30 years.

  3. Great article Brother Londre. We absolutely can’t wait because it’s not getting better, it’s getting worse. I totally agree with you about waiting for another great leader. We can all become leaders if we have the right plan to follow. Here’s my plan. http://blackunitythetotalsolution.com/

    Black Unity is the solution and always will be.

  4. dc says:

    so many dudes have the talent and charisma for rhymes but it’s more than that. you have to be smart – a college background, or at least a working knowledge of poetry would help any aspiring mc. don’t be fooled by the image – lots of these MCs are very intelligent cats even if they’re caught up in the latest “trap” craze… all I’m saying is it’s good to have a dream no matter how unrealistic. dreams are how the world opens up to you – we should be encouraging our sons to be rap stars by buying them dictionaries and books of poetry and saying study this Jay Z knows this front to back…

  5. dc says:

    so many dudes have the talent and charisma for rhymes but it’s more than that. you have to be smart – a college background, or at least a working knowledge of poetry would help any aspiring mc. don’t be fooled by the image – lots of these MCs are very intelligent cats even if they’re caught up in the latest “trap” craze…

  6. dc says:

    there’s nothing wrong with having the dream of being a rap star as long as you actually go out and try to make that dream happen… just putting in the honest work it takes to be great will put you in a better position to succeed in life even if the rap career doesn’t pan out. The problem is people hanging out on the corner, not doing much except kicking a freestyle here and there thinking that’s going to make them Jay Z – it’s not.

  7. al says:

    I am very pleased to have read this article. Thank you.

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