Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Who Knew?

The memorial to honor Dr. Martin Luther King is more than 15 million dollars short of its 100 million dollar goal. We all can help! We owe this to this man, he whom endeared himself to the struggle in order for our people to have equal civil rights. We can do our part in making this goal a success. Lets "Band Together" for the "Build A Dream Campaign". If you can donate please visit this site: https://www.kintera.org/site/c.hkIUL9MVJxE/b.1233001/k.97A9/Online_Donations/apps/ka/sd/donor.asp?c=hkIUL9MVJxE&b=1233001&en=idKGJFPoG8LDITPlH2LGJONsHnLMLNPkHbJLIOMnE6IJL4J?msource=DTsideDn

To take a tour of the proposed memorial visit here: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/site/c.hkIUL9MVJxE/b.1191585/k.6D39/MLK_Memorial_Virtual_Tour.htm

Please pass this on to all interested parties. Thanks

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Want Us To Kill Ourselves.....................

The civil right movement has came and gone. Here are the results: Nothing! After holding our people captive for so many years, we were let free to make something of ourselves. With a lack of resources and education, our black communities have turned into the very term used by society to describe it, the ghetto. While representing just 13 percent of society, more than a third of our community is in jail. We were forced to live in these areas. Only after the movements were wealthy blacks were able to move in more affluent areas. To say the history of this nation has played a major role in what is going on in the black community is an understatement. It is true that people are responsible for their own actions, but to also say that we have been given the right of any free person from the jump-start is a damn farce! If any of these factors exist in other communities, they would send in the National Guard.

First and foremost, We don't make any guns! So why are they so easily available in black communities. We don’t own Rugger or Smith & Wesson
We don’t have airplanes to bring drugs in this country! We don’t own airports or runways. Recognize that!
We don’t own no liquor stores but why is there one on every corner in black communities.
To put it bluntly, we own very few stores!
Yes we have drugs users and alcoholics in our communities, and so do you!
Yes, almost 70 percent of babies born in our communities are born out of wedlock.
Yes we represent 49% of all homicides committed in 2006. (Yet we represent 13 percent of the population)
Also, 91 percent of these deaths were at the hand of another black.
Yes, we represent more than half of HIV cases in America.
Yes 13 percent of our entire population is in jail.
Yes half of all women in jail are black.
Yes we have the highest teenage dropout rate in USA.
Yes the number one cause of death for men between the ages of 18-24 is homicide
Also, the number one cause of death for women ages 18-24 is A.I.D.S.
ETC, ETC, ETC…………………………………..

Now if any of these factors were prevalent in other communities it would be made an national disaster. They would bring in doctors to educate on HIV. If so many of their men were dying because of gun violence, they would send in the troops. They would have better drug outreach. They wouldn’t have gun stores in neighborhoods with high homicide rates. Their wouldn't be liquor stores on every corner. They would close at 8PM, just like in their neighborhoods. They wouldn’t allow companies in their communities to give out high interest short-term pay day loans. They wouldn't close down hospitals, schools, clinics and recreation centers. They wouldn't send their kids to schools without books, teachers, and heat or air condition. And I can go on and on but to what extent? They say to get rid of a problem; you must first identify it and take action to eradicate from your community. Yet we have no intervention for the problems in our community. Their only intervention is to take ownership of the ghetto land, moving us to other communities, where we still haven't addressed the issues prevalent in our own communities. Maybe when these problems start seeping into their communities will it become a society priority. The truth of the matter to why these issues exist is very simple: They want us to kill ourselves………….

Friday, October 12, 2007

Chronicles of a Blue Collar Black Man......

I smile at you and get nothing in return
You roll you eyes and you nose takes an upward turn
I look at myself...and say" Hum.....I know im fine"
I work real hard, I provide for myself and my kids, I know I gets mine
What can be her problem, I ponder in my head
So I speak to her instead and get no response again!
Dumbfounded, I tuck my pride aside
Watches her I as she gently take her strides
To the door...Through the door...... and out to the sidewalk
Another brother in a suit stops her and they begin to talk
What does he has on me to myself I ask
Maybe I tried to move in to fast
I'm a man..never can be the judge of another man but....
He aint got shyt on me......I know she aint blind, I know she see
That dude look like humpty dumpty far from height
And to compare his looks to mine......he makes me as JJ would say "Dynamite!!!!"
As they exchange cards, I let out a hardy laugh
Grabbed my stuff prepare myself to dash........then it hits me
It wasn't my looks that left her in discorn
It was this Damn Uniform..............

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Message From The Man.............

Message From The Man:

"I think I will like to be entertained, Bring me my entertainment."

I want to thank all my professional actors, athletes, musicians and entertainers. Thank you much. It is because of you that I am able to live in this worry free manner. For the pittance you receive as compensation, I get back ten fold. Thanks for turning around and buying all the bling, champagne, spinning rims and diamonds, so in turn, we receive much of your pittance back in return. Keep up the good work. Special thanks goes out to the rappers. Keep on bragging about the bling. We both get what we want. You get the diamonds and spinning rims, I get paid twice. Once from the contract and secondly from your foolish purchases. You dont see any spinning rims on my truck do you? I also have the privilege of witnessing you mass market destruction in your Black communities. Thank you "homies"! Let the kids know that they aint nothing without a gun. Keep up the good work.
The Man..........

White Women's Opinion of Black Women

It seems that an article was written to Sister 2 Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men. I'm so glad she got what she asked for (and more)!!!Dear


I'm sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers.I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving. I just don't understand a lot of Black female's attitudes about our relationship.My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women are slim to none. As he said they were too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage.Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by Black men, willing to wine and dine me and give me the world. If Black women are so up in arms about us being with their men, why don't they look at themselves and make some changes.I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we're out in public. I would like to hear from some Black men about why we are so appealing and coveted by them.Bryant Gumbel just left his wife of 26 years for one of us Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the model Tyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Poitier, KofiAnan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Cornelius , Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes...I could go on and on. But, right now, I'm a little angry and that is why I wrote this so hurriedly. Don't be mad with us White women because so many of your men want us. Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better. If I'm wrong, Black men, let me know.

Disgusted White Girl, Somewhere in VA

Get the male response over here:http://boards.sonypictures.com/boards/showthread.php?t=28716

Poetry.............Slavery was a hard time, not a happy time

by Lerone Bennett

The slave trade was people living, lying, stealing, murdering and dying.

The slave trade was a Black man who stepped out of his hut for a breath of fresh air and ended up, ten months later, in Georgia with bruises on his back and a brand on his chest.

The slave trade was a Black mother suffocating her newborn baby because she didn't want him to grow up a slave.

The slave trade was a kind captain forcing his suicide-minded passengers to eat by breaking their teeth.

The slave trade was a bishop sitting on an ivory chair on a wharf in the Congo and extending his fat hand in wholesale baptism of slaves who were rowed beneath him, going in chains to the slave ships.

The slave trade was a greedy king raiding his own villages to get slaves to buy brandy.

The slave trade was a pious captain holding prayer services twice a day on his slave ship and writing later the famous hymn, 'How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds.'

The slave trade was deserted villages, bleached bones on slave trails and people with no last names.

The slave trade was Caesar Negro, Angelo Negro and Negro Mary.

Who Will I Choose.............

Ever wonder where the candidates for the 2008 presidential election stand on critical issues. We have you answer right here:http://www.wqad.com/Global/link.asp?L=259460

You never know who thinks like you!

Message From The Man:

I want to thank Hollywood for his depiction of the black man. Now that our plan has worked, we have more ideas in the making to make our mission complete. Our Mission: Eradication of the black man. We are already locking them up in record numbers. We also have them believing that there only way out of their predicament is to sell drugs or become a rapper. We also by use of movies and plays, have there treasured black women turning their nose up to them. We have their women at odds with them, which creates more single family homes and unstable families. I want to thank all involved in our mission. Keep up the good work.

The Man

From Blackprof.com

Oprah's Imbalanced Depiction of Black Men

by Shavar Jeffries

I love Oprah. She's a historic figure in Black America. Not only for her pioneering role both in front of and behind the camera, but more importantly for her legendary efforts to uplift some of the most dispossessed people of the world. I'm especially proud of her work to expose and undermine the patriarchy that too often confines the potential of women and warps the self-image of men.
But advocacy for women doesn't require denigration of men. If all I knew about Black women came from the Oprah Show, I'd believe they were strong, intelligent, beautiful, sensitive, caring, compassionate, spiritual, and selfless. In short, I'd know truths about Black women that are infrequently told by mass media. Yet if all I knew about Black men came from the Oprah show, I'd suspect they were lazy, womanizing, criminal-minded, predatory, and irresponsible. In short, I'd know stereotypes about Black men that are routinely signaled by mass media.Brothers, of course, have problems, and those problems should be discussed and challenged. But the world already knows that. The world doesn't know about the good, decent, hard-working Black men of character who struggle every day to do right by themselves and their families. Let's hope that Oprah can be a more meaningful part of balancing the depiction of Black men.


by Maya Angelou

BECAUSE we have forgotten our ancestors,our children no longer give us honor.

BECAUSE we have lost the path our ancestors cleared kneeling in perilous undergrowth,our children cannot find their way.

BECAUSE we have banished the God of our ancestors,our children cannot pray.

BECAUSE the old wails of our ancestors have faded beyond our hearing,our children cannot hear us crying.

BECAUSE we have abandoned our wisdom of mothering and fathering,our befuddled children give birth to children they neither want nor understand.

BECAUSE we have forgotten how to love, the adversary is within our gates, an holds us up to the mirror of the world shouting,"Regard the loveless"

Therefore we pledge to bind ourselves to one another, to embrace our lowliest, to keep company with our loneliest, to educate our illiterate,to feed our starving, to clothe our ragged, to do all good things,knowing that we are more than keepers of our brothers and sisters.

We ARE our brothers and sisters.

IN HONOR of those who toiled and implored God with golden tongues,and in gratitude to the same God who brought us out of hopeless desolation, we make this pledge.

Who Kids Are These?

You pride yourself as a parent. Getting up early in the morning to get to work, then heading straight to class right after that. You are supposed to be bettering yourselves, but while you are focused and disciplined at the task at hand, you are failing in others. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand where I'm going. That's right, I'm talking about our kids. Today's parents are so focused on their careers, that they fail in the category that means the most, raising our kids. Providing your kids with a roof over their head, clothes on their back and food in their belly no longer cuts it in this cut-throat world. Today's kids need structure, discipline, respect for others, and to be taught manners in order to navigate this wicked world filled to the brim with age old traps set to curtail their futures. Self respect is also needed. To walk around with your pants to your knees, with your butt showing is not respect for ones self. It is down right ignorant. When I was young, I also sagged my pants. This was out of necessity, being that my straight leg jeans that I got from my cousin no longer fit. That’s not the case with these kids. We as parents, work hard to provide for our kids. Being that we are buying the clothes our kids are wearing, we can at least tell them to pull up their pants. "Put a DAMN belt on!" is how I would put it. So parents, in between all the daily tasks at hand, take a look at your child. If he looks like he is representing you, and you have no problem with him dressing like the pic above, then you are the problem. If it downright offends you to see your kids dressing like that, do something about it. Tell them what it means to have self respect. That even though it is the style, you look like a damn bum. You would be doing the universe a favor. No one wants to see their scrawny butts anyways. Ooops! Maybe gay men, but that's a whole other subject.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Genocide..........This Goes Out To All My Baby Mamas............

If you have pride in yourself then this isn't for you. If you sit at home and watch television all day then this maybe for you.

Baby Mamas know the deal!
They know it so much that the have a book out detailing the ins-and -outs of getting black men money. The title..........drum roll


Check it out here:http://blackvoices.aol.com/blogs/2007/06/08/girl-get-that-child-support/

While I know the welfare of the child is the deal, but staying at home, collecting government benefits and child support truly doesn't make you woman. It make you a "BABY MAMA".

Man Law......................

Before having a "bay-bay" with that couch monger woman, Please read this book!!!

Taken from Wake Up Black America


The Jena 6 Part 2 "A great distraction from the real issues".

9-26-2007There is a sad and disturbing lesson coming out of this “Jena 6” soap opera, that only a few people actually see what’s going on. Those who picked up on this who happen to be black will be dismissed as nothing more then “sellouts”, “Uncle Toms” or “Aunt Jemimas”. Those who picked up on this who are white will of course be labelled immediately as a “racist”. The story or lesson at play here is how most blacks in America deal with “internal” problems and “external” distractions. The whole “Jena 6” episode is an external distraction that is merely taking attention away from the real issues that are facing blacks in America. Blacks for the most part will never grasp that. Their mindset has been branded with the mark that their most pressing problems facing them in America is that of other races more so then themselves. That way of thinking is totally naive. Blacks say the Jena 6 were “victims”. Actually I agree in a different way. The Jena 6 were victims. They were victims “of their own actions first and foremost”. Why did an event such as this become the rallying cry or mating call to black race racketeers, crybabies, hustlers and panderers? This is what puzzles me the most. Blacks from across the country descended on to Jena Louisiana to protest what they deemed the unfair charging of six black youths that beat up one white youth. While this was going on, blacks were wearing black t-shirt and anything with black in it to show support of the “Jena 6”. Ok this is what I can’t figure out. Why can’t blacks show this type of support in fighting black on black crime and murder in their own communities? Who are the ones killing most black people in America in 2007? Is it the Klu Klux Klan? The Aryan Brotherhood? Neo Nazi Skinheads, Racist Polices forces? The answer is, are you ready for this? NONE OF THE ABOVE!! The Jena six are alive and well. Here in Baltimore for example two hundred and thirteen blacks can’t say the same thing. That’s because they are dead, and they weren’t killed by the entities I just mentioned. Other blacks killed them. In Baltimore over the last 15 years blacks have killed over 5400 blacks just here in Baltimore alone, and Baltimore isn’t an exception. Black murder rates are set to hit record levels this year. Cities leading in the blood shed are Richmond, Jersey City, Detroit, Richmond, New Orleans” post Katrina”, Chicago, Philadelphia, Memphis, Washington DC and Gary Indiana. Where are Sharpton and Al on all of this? I think Sharpton has more pressing issue to deal with I suppose. I guess trying to ban the “N” word is a higher priority. This is the real issue not the Jena 6. Of course what I say will be dismissed by those who would rather sweep all of what I say under the rug and forget about it. If a white neo-nazi took a sub machine gun and killed fifty blacks in a crowded urban area, blacks around the nation would be outraged and rightfully so. Yet when other blacks kill three hundred blacks, they don’t seem to care. If blacks only speak out against crimes against other blacks when the perpetrators are white, is this basically an acknowledgement saying that it’s ok for the crimes to happen as long as the perpetrators are black? Case in point, Lets say that the victim of the Jena Six wasn’t white but black. The scenario would now be six blacks beating up another black student. Now lets say that the six black attackers are charged pretty severely. Does anyone truly believe that this would now be a story? Would Jesse and Al and the rest of the faithful flock even care? Would this even make the CBS Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC etc? The answer of course is not! This isn’t so much about being concerned about what happens to blacks in America. It’s becoming crystal clear. The title of the new story should read“As long as whites aren’t the ones doing the murdering, assaulting, raping, poisoning the black community, etc we really don’t care one way or the other what happens”.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Word Of The Day Is...................


Statistic is defined in Wikipedia as:

Statistic is a function of a sample where the function itself is independent of the sample's distribution.

I know, You don't understand.

I want to discuss it in a diffeent function. The function of criminalizing the Black race.

Did you know:

Blacks comprise only 13% of the population and account for about 13% of drug users but constitute 35% of all arrests for drug possession, 55% of all convictions on those charges, and 74% of all those sentenced to prison for possession.

Blacks are incarcerated at a rate that is more than 6 times that of whites.

The number of college-aged Black males in prisons and jails in the U.S is greater than the number of Black males enrolled in higher education.

The Black male homicide rate is 7 times the white male rate.

The death penalty has been imposed in 682 capital cases since 1995. The U.S. attorney recommended the death penalty in 183 of them-of those cases 26% involved white defendants, 74% "minority." Blacks make up 40% of the death row population.

Now arent those crazy statistics?

The reason I am writing about statistics is because my god-son was shot this weekend. Thank god he is alive. Did you also know:

More than 50 percent of homicide victims in the USA last year were, "You Know It", Black Men.

Through the grace of God, my god-son made it through. That is not the result in most cases. Parents please talk to your kids, Don let them be statistics...................

Poetry .......DICKMATIZED!!!!

From the Quitestorm
This woman is deep! Check her out............

Who Is Sara Baartman? Every black woman should know her name.....

Crooked Officer.................

I was mad as hell. I just got my a$$ out of bed at 7:00 am to play a game at 9:00am. I was a bit sluggish from the night before, but I really wanted to play today. The game was at Largo High School. When we go there, we were informed that the schedule of games was running late. This meant that we had some time to get something to eat. "We were off", straight to Mickey D's, two friends, my buddies’ girlfriend, and myself. heading down the street, we noticed that we were being followed by PG County Police. My first response was why? Then we got the "siren" treatment. Pulled over to the side of the rode, we were all wondering why did this man started following us the first place. He announces he is PG Police, and the reason why he pulled us over was because while running the plates of my friend’s truck, the tags came back as suspended for failed emission test. My friend Keith was like, "What the F*ck?, I didn't know they suspend tags for that. I was like, "Why was he running the tags in the first place?" After my friend showed proof to the officer that this issue had been resolved, he then calls him out of the car. "He is gonna give him a ticket" I was thinking. His girlfriend, noticeably nervous, thought he was getting locked up. While that wasn't the case. The officer did have some more questions for him.
It went a little like this:

Officer: Where are you headed? (why did he ask that)
Friend: To get something to eat.

Officer: What business you have in this neighborhood? (again, Why?)
Friend: We have a game at Largo HS

Officer: How old is the young lady, and why is three men riding around with 1 girl?
Friend: That is my girlfriend.

Now the officer walks to the car, and asks, "Are you one of these guys girlfriend?"
She responds yes, to which he asks which one? Why? she responds. "We are just going to get something to eat"The officer finally allows us to leave. Sitting in the truck for over 40 minutes, we realize we don't have enough time to get something to eat now. We go back to gym and lose the game by four points. Hungry and mad that not only did we lose the game, we also became a statistic to racial profiling. The officer had no reason to target us. Only because he saw 3 men riding in an SUV, with a young lady, de he decide to run the plates. And what law practice says it OK to get behind certain people to run their plates. We weren’t speeding, just minding our business, trying to feed our stomachs, when we got enough injustice to feed our mind. My question to the officer is this: Why didn’t you follow the white driver that you were behind before you seen us? Four black people, driving in an SUV, Trying to get something to eat, last I read is not a crime. Why?

Oh Really.........................

Ya'll got 4 types of men.

Sandra Rose Blog has an interesting perspective about the "ladies".

Check it out over here:

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Word Of The Day Is...................

The word of the day is Genocide.

This is the definition taken from Wikipedia:

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, religious or national group.Also, any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group."

We all know of the effects of Genocide in the black community and also abroad as it pertains to mother Africa. What I want to touch on is the effect it has on relations between genders in the black community.

The email I received last night really stuck a thorn in my side. While I am bantering on and on about systematic issues affecting or communities, it is in my opinion that what is really affecting our communities is "US". Man and Woman,Husband And wife, Boy and Girlfriend, Momma and Baby Daddy, Playa and Playette, or to keep it simple you and I.

We as a whole no longer support one another.

Women are so superficial, that while trying to find a ideal mate, they shun the brothers that are at least trying to better for themselves.

Men are running away from their responsibilities as parents. Leaving our women to raise our men.

Women, taking handouts from the government rather then getting a job, leaving a lasting impression on our daughters who in turn will someday grow up to be just like YOU.

Men rather than getting a real job, subcombs to the trap that is set for them: prison.
Rather getting up and going to work, they go to the corners to sell THAT work.

Women, with a what is good for the goose is good for the gander attitude, no longer value theirbody. What happened to making a brother wait. Oh, Like they saying goes, If you can do it, I can too. Wait, didn't you say our doggish way's were bad? Baby you are a queen, not a playa.

I can go on and on but if we really want to fix the problems going on in our communities, we must first start with "US". The Black Man and The Black Woman.If we work together, not against each other, maybe we can become more stronger in our relationships, communities, and within our race in general. Peace and Blessing............

Message from an anonymous black woman

" Hello black men, just wanted to let you know that you are dead! You don't know how to be father to you sons, so that leave us to raise your son's. This is why most are growing up to be gay. Most of you didn't have fathers, for this very reason you don't know what it is to be a man. You don't know how to deal with women so you are no good with relationships. Since you serve no other purpose but to screw, make babies, and pass on diseases with your "playa-playa" mantra, go ahead, kill yourselves. Shoot your selfin the head, jump off a bridge, or jump into oncoming traffic. It really doesn't matter to me. Just Do-it. You will be doing yourselves a favor. You'll be doing black women a favor and better, you will be doing your race a favor. Now do it!"

Wow! This was e-mailed to me last night. While I think this is terrible, I hope that all black women don't feel the same.

What do you think?

E-mail me at www.publicassistanceblog.@gmail.com to let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Word Of The Day Is...................

Ubuntu, pronounced /ùbúntù/, is an African philosophy focusing on peoples allegiances and relations with each other. It is stated that this is seen as traditional African concept.

After reading about this in an article regarding The Boston Celtics team building efforts, I thought this would be of interest to the PA readers.

Here is how Nelson Mandela explains Unbuntu:

"A traveler through our country would stop at a village, and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu but Ubuntu has various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to improve?”

Very interesting. Now if the people enriching themselves in our neighborhoods and cities would take notice to this philosophy, we would be in much better shape as a people.

Here is how Bishop Tutu explains Ubuntu:

"A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed."

I like this explanation too. It sheds light on the movement. We as Black people today feel diminished and not part of the greater whole resulting from years of oppression. I feel if we want to be called Africans (African Americans), that we should embrace their philosophies. Maybe we can find strength in the practices and traditions from the "Motherland", as we like to call it.
What do you think?

For more information check out these links:




Now We March for Results.........

Man.. The scene was so thick

Low riders, Seventy-seven Seville’s,

El DawgsNuttin but them 'llacs

All the players, all the hustlers

I'm talking bout black man heaven
You know what im saying, peace.
(From Outkas's Player's Ball)

As you can see from the picture above, I am not talking about that nice cookout you had the privilege to attend this summer. Yes People, I am talking about the Million Man March. On October 16, 1995, an estimated 1.5 million black men converged on Washington DC to protest injustices which were tearing at the heart and soul of the black communities. And yes, you can spot me somewhere in that pic. Determined, Even if I had to lose my job, there was no way I was going to miss this supposedly historical event. While the march gave me a sense of pride, seeing my people standing up for justice in the black communities, I still left the march with a sense of emptiness. Even though the march went down without incident, there were still brothers at the march, who rather listen to the speakers, rather indulge in the alcohol and drugs that were a rallying cry for the march itself. The tens of thousand of women who showed up didn't help at all. While some wanted to be there to show support, other women where there to show what they had. All in all it was a good experience, until I look back at the pledge Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan administered to the crowd:

"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 business, build houses, build hospitals, build factories and enter into international trade for the good of myself, my family and my people.

I pledge that from this day forward I will never raise my hand with a knife or a gun to beat, cut or shoot any member of my family or any human being except in self defense.

I pledge from this day forward, I will never abuse my wife by striking her, disrespecting her, for she is the mother of my children and the producer of my future.

I pledge that from this day forward, I will never engage in the abuse of children, little boys or little girls, for sexual gratification. But I will let them grow in peace to be strong men and women for the future of our people.

I will never again use the "b" word to describe any female, but particularly my own Black sister.
I pledge that from this day forward that I will not poison my body with drugs or that which is destructive to my health and my well-being.

I pledge from this day forward that I will support Black newspapers, Black radio, Black television. I will support Black artists who clean up their acts and show respect for themselves and respect for their people and respect for the heirs of the human family.

I will do all of this, so help me God. "

Not much has changed. Check these staggering statistics:

Black Men still earn about 70% of what white men earn.
We have an 11 percent unemployment rate. That's double the national rate
68% of Black kids are born out of wedlock
12% Of Men ages 20-34 are in jail
Black Women represents almost half (46%) of all women in jail. (Wow)
And I could just go on......

Current events and current affairs preclude us to have another march on Washington. DC to protests these same injustices once again. From the statistics above, it seems not as much has changed. I hope that the next march leave me with some sense that a change will finally come. One million black men marched for change on that day, with little results. Next time there will be more, but maybe this time, I hope that we leave no doubt, that we will no longer be taken for granted. Peace and Blessings................

Please Help These Kids Get Back To Their Families.....

UPDATE: The girls are alive and well
Written by 9NEWS NOW

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- DC Police are searching for two nine year old girls. Nine year old Brittany Bennett and nine year old Deasia Wooten were both last seen Wednesday at Rudolph Elementary School.That's on Second Street, Northwest.Brittany is described as African American, four feet five inches, 75 pounds and last seen wearing a white jacket.Deasia, also African American, four feet eight, about 60 pounds last seen wearing a white tee-shirt and a blue jumper.If you see two girls fitting their descriptions, call DC Police at 202-727-9099

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This is 2007 right?

I am asking the readers of PA to tell me if they see this as entertainment?
Click the link and see for yourself................

Fresh Rebuttal From Brother Bempah

The other day I did a post about Civil Rights and the Woman's Liberation Movement as it pertains to the 2008 presidential election.

Why we agree on some things, Brother Bempah has a different perspective......

Here it goes......
Is it really the same?

I read DREDAYDC’s comparison of the Women Liberation Movement to the Civil Rights Movement and thought he made some very great points, but! Isn’t there always someone that has to say but!

I really hate it when people or groups try to compare their movements to that of the civil rights movement.

These comparisons are mostly made by White people; I may be wrong but I have never heard a Black Jew, a Black woman or a black homosexual make these comparisons as much if at all.

OK, when these white women were burning bras and marching down the street, the fire departments weren’t hitting them with water that felt like 20 pound weights. White officers weren’t beating them down with sticks, shooting them with rubber bullets and putting notches on their lockers to show how many niggers they killed or hurt that day. And most of these white women could go home to a white husband that was making a nice white man’s paycheck that can bail them out of jail.

The Holocaust was one of the greatest injustices of human kind and should never be forgotten or belittled. But to talk about the millions of Jews that died, can’t forget that millions of Blacks died on the boats to America to finally arrive here and watch millions more die in cotton fields and the hands of their oppressors. And while World War II may have ended the holocaust for Jews, Blacks are still dying today at the hands of police officers, judges and an American system that holds no value to their lives or individual freedom.

As far as the homosexual movement goes… lets be real for one moment! As a homosexual, you can walk down the street in your Sunday’s best and change the way you walk, talk and maybe even be able to hide who you really are (like DL’s).

The last time my color was changed, my father helped. I think my new color was purple as he beat the hell out of me for stealing change out of my brothers money jar to get something from the ice cream truck. Under regular circumstances, color just can’t change! Yes some of these persons have been killed, a lot are hated but they can hide in plane site. A Black person can only hide in a grave.

By the way, the Republican Party has a dark horse named Fred Thompson (Former Senator of Tennessee) that will win the 2008 election! Why do you think they tell you not to tell others who you plan to vote for? This is how they cover up the lie of who the winner really is. As with your job, you’re told not to discuss your salary; once the truth is known, the lie must stop or be changed. But that’s something for another day.

These are just the thoughts of an African on-looker.

We aint going nowhere..............

You see them. They are everywhere. If you have the privilege or duty to commute to work in the DC area, you'll see them. See whom you say? Our children is the answer. The other morning I was running late to work (long night out) and I was in a bit of a rush. I had to stop to get change to put on the subway. I stopped in the store and bought some gum, and the cashier seeing that I was rushing kindly obliged me with his quickness. I take off walking like a speed demon, calmly passing the kids who were standing out in front of the store. Then the "youngins" posted up in front of the apartment building. And now past the police officer writing a ticket on a disabled car. Finally I reached my destination, the subway, I look at my watch and realized that it was 10:00 am. "Wow" I am an hour late, better hurry. That's when this hit me. While I was wearing off the tread of my new casual shoes, the kids weren’t in much of a hurry. Quite frankly, they weren’t moving! Even with a police officer in their vicinity, the kids went about their business as if they weren’t breaking the law. I know the police have bigger fish to fry, but allowing the kids to hang out on the "block" while school is in session is totally disturbing. I know blame the parents, but isn't it the job of police to pick up truants? I'm just saying, what do you think?
For those who don't know, here is MPD truancy policy.
A truant is a minor between the ages of five and 18 who without a valid reason and without parental knowledge or consent, does not attend school. Under the Truancy Law, students in public, private, independent, parochial or charter schools operating in the District of Columbia, as well as students from other jurisdictions, may be stopped by the MPD for suspected truancy.
Now tell the Kids to get to school!!!!
Thanks, Anonymous for the deal!!!

Help The Children

We at Public Assistance seek your assistance in addressing this problem:
Child Obesity

DC tops the area in obese children ages 10-17.(http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0807/450689.html)

So instead of having little Joey or Joyce or whatever you are naming you children these days sit on the kitchen floor with the refrigerator open, We offer you some alternatives.

Please let your kids know that sitting for hours playing video games is not exercise.

Encourage you kids to participate in a physical activities such as football, swimming, running or anything other than playing video games.

Get your fat butt up too and participate with your children, you too need the exercise.

Encourage.....No, create healthy eating habits. That means getting home early and preparing a healthy meal, not bringing it home in Styrofoam.

Encourage them to drink water and while encouraging, grab some for yourself. "stop the pop"

Provide fruits and veggies. They like Sugar Fruit Loops, maybe they'll like apples and oranges too.

Turn on the radio and have a dance competition with your kids. This we'll be blast for all involved.

This should get you started. For more info and tips check out this site.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Here is What They Think about You!!!!

Taken from Tightrope


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Damn Niggers!
I am tired of all the niggers that think we owe them. What do we owe them nothing! Did you know why if it was not for us they would not be over here in the first place which I think they should have stayed over there because like 98% of crime would be stopped this is bull shit I read about crime that the fucking nigger commit all the fucking time and they get off Scott free why because we owe them no they owe us! There lives there money there time They should all be hanged with a big smile on my face. Everyone knows where I live I hate niggers I don’t care people tell me all the time why do you hate them? I reply back because they’re not white! Niggers drive by knowing they have no right to be in my neighborhood What can I do nothing because they damn monkeys have guns shoot me and face no punishment at all because there niggers! What does everyone do around here nothing they are scared.
While we at Public Assitance believe in freedom of speech, this dude has gone off his meds.

Legend or Sellout, You Decide..........

Legend or Sellout, You decide…

I can remember when I fell in love with Michael Jordan… the basketball player not the Icon. It was while watching the 1982 NCAA basketball championship. The way as a freshman, he calmly knocked down that jump shot from the corner in the waning seconds of that game led me and others to believe we were on the verge of seeing greatness take its course. And it did. Not only did he go on to become one of the greatest college ballers of all time, he went out and totally dominated NBA to the tune of 6 championships and countless awards. His prowess on the court led to numerous endorsements off the court as well. One of his endeavors was his endorsement of Nike, which later created Jordan Brand in his likeness. This is where it gets tricky with me. While people (mostly people of color & minorities) suffered through robberies, theft and death from wearing his brand shoe, Mr. Jordan never addressed theses instances resulting from the purchase of his shoes. Mind you that the price tag is 30% of some peoples rent; Mr. Jordan kept on selling his soul… I mean his shoes to people who reveled in his basketball legend. Unlike Shaq, Stephon Marbury, and many others who broke endorsement deals to create fiscally priced shoes to release to the public, Mr. Jordan continues to peddle his shoes to the masses at up to $200 dollar a clip and in the minority neighborhood sometimes death. My question to you Mr. Jordan is: Is the pittance you receive from Nike to use you likeness worth all the death and destruction it has caused the minority community? I’m just asking, what do you think?

The Truth as told by The Planet of The Apes....

What NOW!

Written by Brother Patrick Bempah

Those that know me, namely my children, know that I have a running joke! Before I can finish the sentence they can finish it for me…. “The most racist movie on God’s green earth….” And they finish for me “…Plant of the Apes.” (The original)

This movie vividly depicts what the powers that be thought/think of brown brothers of every nation/location (African American, Black, African, what ever you would like to call yourself). Separate, concur and move in for the kill!

In the movie the Gorilla’s (darker, stronger and least of the intellectually gifted) were the soldiers set out to guard and protect the race. The “red-bone” or lightest/fairest toned monkeys were the scientist, the lawmakers and the chief arbiters of all that was good. The third group, our caramel brothers were the typified middle class doctors, managers and working class individuals who were smart enough to make a living and are accepted by both groups because they share a little likeness of both.

Soon a “white man” finds himself in the midst of this planet. (If any of you remember the movie, he reached the Plant of the Apes via space exploration) He soon convinces the caramel monkeys that the “redbone” and dark-skinned individuals have all the power. Not only did he seek to create division for the purposes of concurring this apparently harmonious nation of Apes, he began to employ the women in his plan… he convinced one of the monkey woman to kiss him. These old tricks have been used on us.

Understand it’s probably too late for you and I—you may have already made up your mind about your blackness- - as for your children, teach them that having a diverse cultural background makes them special. Our varying shades of color make us brothers and apart of a large extended family, not enemies. Ensure that they use diversity to find commonality instead of divisiveness.

25% of any racial mixture assures that you are not white--but it dam sure makes you an interesting blend of colorful people that came before you!

Teaching this fundamental principle of self-love will serve us well for generations. Divisiveness is a trick used in war and in the deterioration of a great people. The war we experience within the African American community is a reflection of this separation brainwashing and can be since in the homicide rates amongst our young men and those that took their lives; other young black men!

Let our children understand that to take a life of another person of color is the same as killing a person of their own family. Fair-to-medium-to dark, it’s our family!

Stupid Is As Stupid Does...........

I know we all have done stupid things in our lives that we regret. Things some of our close friends don't even know. It is sometimes stressful to keep this shyt on our minds. So I am offering a forum, in which you can finally dead that dastardly deed. Post your comments, encounters, and episodes of stupidity right here!!!!
The" Friendship Fairy" will wipe the deed away!!! Churccch!!!!

I'm Going To Get My Gun

Black Student Says Security Guard Broke Her Arm For Spilling Crumbs

She says he called her “nappy-headed” as he twisted her arm and bent her over a tableThe mother of a 16-year-old Los Angeles-area high school student says her daughter was assaulted by security guard who broke her wrist for spilling cake crumbs on the floor at lunchtime. The incident, which occurred last week at Knight High School in Palmdale, Calif., was caught on a cell phone camera by another student who was then also assaulted by the security guards and suspended from school, the parents say. The girl whose arm was allegedly broken by the guards, Pleajhai Mervin, told Fox News LA that she was bumped in the lunch room and dropped her cake. She said she was ordered to clean it up, which she did, then to re-clean the spot three separate times. Embarrassed, Pleajhai said she attempted to leave but was jumped on by burly White security guards who twisted her arm and bent her across a table, breaking her wrist in the process. She says the officer called her “nappy-headed” and told her to “hold still” as he roughed her up. The incident didn’t end there. The security guards later had the mother of the girl arrested after she hired an attorney and insisted that the guard be arrested. The mother says she was told that she was being arrested and charged with battery for allegedly pushing the guard and an assistant principal. She was then suspended from her job at another school in the county. Pleajhai was suspended for five days and arrested for battery and for littering for spilling the crumbs. The student who captured the video on her cell phone was also arrested, along with his sister who was present at the scene. Watch the video, and let us know whether you think the guards are guilty of excessive force.

Agent Zero the Hero

Gil the Hero

If you live in the DC area, when you hear someone mention the housing project name Barry Farms, ones first thought may be of fear. Long known as a notorious violent neighborhood, a place where many mothers are brought to tears at the reality of losing their kids to the drug game, neighborhood feuds, petty beefs, and jail, this neighborhood has suffered through a lot. While the neighborhood has seen a drop in the ruthless manner in which it became infamously known, many people are still looking for a ray of hope. One thing that remains a constant and brings a smile and a sense of pride to the people of this neighborhood is the annual installment of the Goodman Basketball Summer League. Run by Mr. Miles, this long standing tournament attracts most of the city’s accomplished players. While most of the areas most accomplished playground legends have played behind the gates (Curt Smith, Victor Page, Lonnie Harrell to name a few), the league in years lacked a true identity, with its annual game against Team And1 becoming its annual highlight. That changed when the Washington Wizards had the privilege of signing the” Zero Hero”, none other than Gilbert Arenas. While the Wizards have had many of all star talents, none of them has endeared their self to the community like Mr. Arenas has. If you are a regular behind the gates, you get to see the easiest going millionaire you’ll see in your life. Here, in one the notorious violent neighborhoods in DC, you see Gilbert interacting with the young kids, taking photos with everyone and pretty much having a good time. Many of people, with less of a financial portfolio than Mr. Arenas, are victim of robberies in this neighborhood. Not Gilbert! Could it be all the free shoes he gives away to the kids? Or the donations he makes to recreation center? Or maybe it’s the money he donated the league to help facilitate it facelift. All of these are valid reasons, but in reality the main reason lies in heart of Mr. Arenas itself. Unlike other basketball players in the past, Barry Farms didn’t come looking for him, he sought them out. His genuine generosity, interactions with community and unwavering entertainment value are very much appreciated by the people who count the most, the people of Barry Farms. For that very reason, Gilbert can feel at home and feel safe as a member of the community behind the gates. Gilbert, you are appreciated. At least by the people who get to see you play in the gates? If you don’t know by now, Mr. Arenas has plans on opting out his contact after this year. He’s stated that if the Wizards make move’s to improve the team and pay him what he’s worth, then there shouldn't be any worries. "Whatever", Mr. Pollin has a history of undervaluing his superstars. It has happened many times in my lifetime. My friends always laugh, saying that Washington is “rest stop” for star players, and to some extent I believe them. Agent Zero is the perfect player to lead us back to the promise land. Mr. Pollin, not only do you have a All Star guard who averages 30 points a game but one who also averages hundreds of smiles from all the people who get to see him play for free in SE each year. I know the NBA is a business, and I am no one to tell a man what to do with his millions, but yet Mr. Pollin let me give you some advice, "Pay the Man".You won’t regret it, the fans won’t forget it, and most of all, and the people who are personally attached to Agent Zero, the people of Barry Farms will finally give you some credit. Pay The Damn Man.

Monday, October 1, 2007

F@ck The Bling, What About Martin Luther King!!!!!

You Goin Down!!!!!

Look at this shyt right here!!! Apparently, this albatross of accessories cost between 100-200 thousands of dollars. Why am I on His case? This is why. If you aren't crazy or been in solitary confinement for the past couple of years, you are aware that the "Man" has finally given its approval and has put aside some land in order to erect a monumental memorial for non other than, the martyr of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King. Dr. King sacrificed so much for our people that it gets on my last nerves to think that while these ringtone rappers run around in there blinged out whips, wearing $100,000 chains, and popping thousand of dollars champagne, the memorial fund is still in need of money. Yeah I know what you are going to say, "Have you donated?" and the answer is yes. But let me tell you this; If I was running around with enough money to spend on a big a$$ chain like my man over there, I would have donated more. Stop cooning Negro and chip in.

The Choice Is Yours!!!!!!

Woman Liberation or Civil Rights, Who Will You, Choose?

Imagine the rights of Black people in America in the 1900’s….now imagine the rights of women in this same era…..any difference? While there are many differences between the two, both parties suffered many injustices compared to where we stand in today’s society. Both had to fight for the right to vote, for equal rights, and the right to basic rights as was given to any American. That’s were they part comparison. While both have suffered, let’s not go over our head, Black people have suffered more than anyone on this continent. Black people, in order to obtain equal rights, did so by starting the Civil Rights Movement. These movements, allowed blacks to desegregate schools, secure voting rights and finally have protected rights in society. The Woman Liberation Movement gave women equal rights in the workplace, which included equitable wages, political rights, and an affirmation of “equal sex” in modern society. While both movements have coincided with each other, the Civil Rights movement died with the untimely deaths of its leaders and the disbandment of the organizations it spawned. In today’s society, the Woman’s Liberation Movement has moved to higher heights. In the workplace and in society in general, women have taken on greater roles in modern day America. While parallel in time frame, both movements served purpose and notice that they will no longer accept any discretion regarding their civil liberties. And like a mother of the movements, look at its babies. In the 2008 race for the Democratic nomination for president, we have two individuals, one black, one woman, in the running for their party nomination. While most people believe that race and gender have no credence in public forums, the reality is they do. I for one, when Jesse Jackson was running for president, would have cast my lot with him for no reason other that his skin. Now that I am more mature and informed on politics, that will no longer be my rationale in picking the most qualified candidate. Woman, don’t lie, you would love it to see a woman running the United States of America. Hillary Clinton winning the presidency would be celebrated by the undaunted chat of “Girl Power”. While Mr. Obama winning would be celebrated by the new hymn of “We Have Finally Overcame”. Like most in society, most people believe qualifications, not race and gender, play a major role in elections. I say “not” for people of these movements. They have suffered so long to get to this point, so if you believe race and gender will not play a major factor in this election then you are kidding yourselves. The only question that remains is whom will the Black women side for. Will they side with movement that gave their people freedom or will they side with the movement who gave their gender equal status in their communities, workplace and households. Very easy choice to me but to some this will be a vote divided. Especially to the Black woman. Do we vote for the movement that gave them life or the one that put them in the very discussion we are having now. The choice is yours!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Public Assistance Magazine Launch

Hello Everyone!!!!

My Name is Dre, creator and manager of this little blog thingy right here!!!!

A little overview of where we are trying to go.........

Founded in 2007, Public Assistance Magazine sole purpose is to give people a voice, who for one reason or another have been denied that privilege. Whether Politics, Sports, Entertainment, Fashion, or controversial topics, our goal is to cover it in a manner in which you the reader deem important.

This just the beginning, so if you bare with me, we should be up to speed in no time!!!


Enough is Enough

You want to know why I’m mad? You really want to know? Well here it is. The system is f*cked up That’s right I said that. The climate among inhabitants of this fare (no not fair country) is reaching its boiling point. You want to know why? Because some people just don’t get it. This country is not fair. From the time my peoples were brought here on boats by the ruling European nations we have been robbed. Robbed of what you say? Robbed of our dignity, culture, ancestry, and family to name a few. But the damnest is our right to live in equal society, Not one that punish people on different scales because of color of skin or class. We are the only people in this nation who cannot trace their heritage. I have Asian, Latino, Russian, Canadian, African and well…all sorts of friends, who can trace their heritage. They can all say that they come from a particular part of the earth. Not my people!! We were African when we got here but after dividing our families, and enforcing there Totalitarian beliefs we were first given the name slaves, then niggers, then negroes, then blacks and now the worldly accepted African Americans. First of all we are not African. We were robbed of that by tyranny of Europe. American you say? When have we bee truly given a far shake from America. Maybe it was when we were only allowed to sit on the back of the bus, or only allowed to drink out of “Black Only” water fountains. I know some people are going to say, “ That stuff happened in the past, Get Over It”. I say NO! These type of instances occurred as recently the 60’s and 70’s. Right when someone deemed that Martin Luther King had to die or because he saw reason with the cause that Mr. Kennedy also had to go. All because we wanted equal rights men had to die. Men, Women and children had to be subject to being sicked by dogs, sprayed with water canons, and risking being beating by cops who were just enforcing the law. Young mothers had to see the harsh reality of seeing there husbands, sisters, children and sons swing from trees because? We had no rights. We just had to deal with it. Turn the other cheek. Not any more. Here it is 2007 and our people still have to ask permission to sit under a tree. Kids have to be subject to different scales of punishment. Our athletes and stars subjected to different scales of justice. Remeber Robert Blake? He to was acquitted of killing his wife but yet he is allowed to live his life in total obscurity (unlike OJ, when he isn’t doing it to himself). Other stars of different races (Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan) only serve minutes and jail while my people (Foxy Brown) are remanded to jail for similar offenses. We still live in a country where people still revere a haunting reminder of the good ole days (the confederate flag). They say get over it! That racism no longer exists. That’s BS. Then why is the KKK still a national recognized organization? Why are they still allowed to spew that hate all over the country? The government tore down the Black Panthers and all other movements that my peoples created to better ourselves. Was it because they deemed the movement a threat?
If the Black Panthers were a threat to society then what do you call the KKK? Equal justice huh? Bull Shyt!!!!! Now we have media personalities, who do nothing other tan spew their idiotic views to the masses. First Nappy Headed Hoes!!! Now Mfer Iced Tea. The people at FOX News ought to ashamed of their selves. You want to go at BET for showing black people in a light that some deem offensive? Why not go at the Hannity’s, O’Reilly’s, And the Fox News of the world and tell them that their content is not welcome likewise. Or is It? Back to the peoples down in Jena. They should be punished for that attack. The prosecutor had his chance to do the right thing but he didn’t. Instead of giving the equal justice to these individuals, he showed that equal justice still doesn’t exist in this country. I want to personally thank him for it. That’s right thank him. If it wasn’t for him, our formerly misinformed, uneducated, and uninterested peoples would not be taking this critical stance for our future and the future of our people. To be an American it is stated that all people are created equal, but why for over 500 years have my peoples suffer through so many injustices. Maybe we are not Americans. We can’t go back to Africa (or can we) so since we are here we should make the best of it. But this time let’s do it right. Enough is Enough!!!!!!!!!!