I find most of Tariq's commentary enlightening and thought provoking, however, it is a *pre-slap* in the face to his messages, to have negative introductory Rap songs - "I don took a niggas bricks [ie -kilos of cocaine]; "Put a pistol on ya patna". TARIQ, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE PLAYED SUCH TYPES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-DESTRUCTIVE LYRICS.
It is not a deflection to ask that you please do better with your musical choices. There are enough contemporary rap songs, that do not promote killing, drugs, bitches, hoes, etc. And this song is trash btw.
Its a shame that Blavity (even though they are vc funded) allowed this to happen. the worst part was that those same trolls were featured at their own conference just last month. here's the link:
Activists Johnetta Elzie, Feminista Jones & More To Take Part In Blavity“EmpowerHER” Leadership Conference
This should convince anyone and eveyone where and who's side they are really on.
Tariq,don't forget about the c.o.w.s (context of white supremacy) with gus t. Renegade on black talk radio.
J.L Mooka yeah this kinda music is crap, I hear a lot of young people listen to this but the young is very gifted to,there jumping in and out there's a problem some are getting murdered them lyrics is a path to death I rather him play instrumental or usher and school old and young folks on different types of relationship and money it goes hand in hand .the black media is just making this thing worse and worse there's just about always some white devil ready to constantly put a bad images of black people threw black devils.black people we gotta do better.
With respect to Tariq's musical intros, honestly, I think most of the rap music Tariq plays is straight garbage. He plays some good r&b from time to time. However, on a podcast last year he explained that the rap music is a hook for young people who would not normally listen to him. Not everyone listens to New Edition and the Ohio Players.
I have relatives who work in youth corrections facilities. They tell me that the black kids in the system listen to a lot worse than what Tariq plays. It would be cool if he could drop some Marvin Gaye or Jackson 5 instead but a lot of people would hear that and immediately stop listening to the podcast.
Hate it or love it, a lot of young people listen to exactly what he plays. You need something to reach the youth too. I can see the strategic thinking in that approach. Sometimes you need a hustle to kick the truth to the young, black youth.
So yeah, I get the point but we need innovative ways to reach the younger generation. I don't think he plays this stuff at his lectures, on the HC soundtrack, etc.
I saw him in STL, yes - he doesn't play this at his lectures... I have been disliking most of Tariq's intro RAP music as well... but to me, its just like network TV. If we want to watch something quality like "The Wire", we have to pay for HBO. For free network TV, we have to put up with shows like "2 Broke Hoes"
I think these wack rappers are paying Tariq to play their mess in his intros, so I occasionally just skip a bit if I don't want to listen - the show is still free. I know YOU agree, but I don't know these other cats, so I am just replying to you. peace
Yeah man. I skip the music when it is garbage. He sometimes plays some decent R&B and old school. Same with the bad calls. I minimize the complaint because it is a free show.
Like I said, I think the music is whatever but I get why Tariq uses it as a hook. I don't believe he listens to this stuff on his own time. Different methods for different people.
Yeah, you and I are in agreement. The music is wack. The show is free. And you can fast forward through content. Hopefully, the audience can figure these basics out too. Peace man.
Hors Sfier - It's not hard to reach young people with contemporary musical rap choices that's not destructive in lyrics. Remember, we are what we consume/habits. Let's look at White teens -- they certainly listen to rap, but psychologically, they know it's not about *them* but us. This type of rap could never survive if it were about White destruction of youth. Prime example, let's look at any popular White Rapper (I say *popular*, because i'm sure you can find some underground example of the opposite), their lyrical content is not about destruction of White people, or selling Crank/Tina/Crystal Meth/Glass and indiscriminately killing whites with a Mossberg. To think you need to draw in youth to Tariq's show with those types of intro is intellectually insulting to youth's themselves. We log on because of subject title of the show, not to guess what the song will be.
Your example of youth in "correctional facilities" (ie- Jail, Prison) makes very little sense, if at all. It's a base argument that again is insulting to the black youth. Why use jail/prison as the norm and not those who are not in those systems?
Your posture is that the only good music is from the 80's and 90's. Again, there are enough contemporary rap songs that's Hot. Tariq posts 1 show a week, how difficult can that be. It also doesn't mater if he may not play such psychological destructive trash at his lectures, his lectures from an eyeball/ears perspective, he has way more listeners to his show which then translates down to his lectures.
MCD/OHIO bring up a great point - Just play the instrumentals then. I've listened to main stream White talk show hosts play rap instruments, hell, Rush Limbaugh had played the instrumental of 50 cent "In Da Club", back when, and other's do it now. Without the lyrics, it takes on a different and meaningful psychological difference. Why not just play Diisigner "Panda" instrumental.
Tariq talks about Black Media as being dead, he may be correct in that assumption, but is important for him to understand -- His show is a part of whatever Black Media we have, so represent accordingly, which he has done, but not with musical choices (ie- Tariq show intro with Dej Loaf...
Lyrics: " Let a nigga try me, try me
I'm a get his whole mothafuckin' family
And I ain't playin with nobody
Fuck around and I'm a catch a body
Bitch I got the mac or the 40
Turn a bitch to some macaroni
So, the youth should shoot someone (always a black person) so many time that their body is not even swiss cheese, but "macaroni". Um, OK.
If for some reason, musical contemporary choices are sooo difficult (not really), i'm happy to make suggestions.
I have to agree with you. At least provide a little balance so that young listeners don't develop diabetic listening appetites. They get that from the mainstream. Just playing the sweet, flavorful , non substance only without a little healthy vegetable substance music isn't healthy in the long run. We have a song called "Where I come From " and one of the verses states...."What you put in your mind creates your thoughts, and what you think about you bring about". That is food for thought. Just as there has been a conscious effort to lace commercials and television with unhealthy subliminal messages. To get you to buy mcDonald's fries,Nike shoes, and other products etc.... one must be conscious in the harm and good "programming" does to your mind set. We must be aware of who we are empowering with our endorsements as well as our dollars.
Hey brother if you read this, I just found a reference to a book I had mentioned on this board a while back. At the time, I couldn't remember the title.
The context was a podcast on how black people don't have an agenda, like the gays, the Jews and the Latinos, etc. As such we suffer.
I got the book information from a black woman, a seminary student who was studying to be a pastor. She had mentioned a book that the gays used to further their agenda. The book was called After the Ball, by Kirk and Madsen. It was printed around 1989. She had an original, worn copy and used prop that during a Bible study to warn about the gay agenda, to prove to us that the gay rights movements wins were not an accident.
Anyway, I am not recommending anybody read the gay book. But to illustrate the point that when a group gets on code, they get results. You can't even say anything bad about gays these days without your booty being forfeit and held for ransome. White privilege has a lot to do with the gay successes of course. But the key take away is that they did not leave it to chance. Those people wrote a book, got on the same page and now gays have more civil rights and more support from Obama's White House than Black people.
I thought about this today because the director of the last 3 X-Men movies, Bryan Singer is ALLEGED to be a bandit of underage booty. Some actor accused him by name and immediately retracted the allegation. Elijah Wood did something similar a few weeks back and then walked back his statement. Yet Bill Cosby is in trouble for allegations that are damn near 50 years old with women who were at least adults. White Hollywood is protecting pedophiles. And I guess that book explained how they did it. Black people better get it together before animals learn to speak and push us further down the totem pool.
No homo on this entire post.
Hors, much respect playa! Thanks.
Now to ask the important questions, why don't we have an agenda and other groups do?
I mean, for the most part humans aren't intrinsically different in terms of behavior like survival. Hell, even animals recognize when they need to work together... even animals of different species (Google the Sardine bait ball to see what I mean) but I digress...
Something is stopping us. Is it other groups co-opting our struggle and us being too eager for a pat on the head?
Funny... There's a post on Facebook calling out white people for allowing that Brock Turner kid to go free due to white supremacy and all white people can point out is OJ Simpson, or Bill Cosby... Yes, they can only point to black men found not guilty for their counter-arguments.
As much as they point to these black celebrities to argue privilege goes both ways, they fail to realize that these are bad examples. Johnny Depp isn't getting a tenth of the heat Chris Brown got. There aren't viral memes of him circulating the web and he isn't being berated all over the news.
Yeah man. Part of the code is providing facts and references.
We should always verify our assertions.
"Is it other groups co-opting our struggle and us being too eager for a pat on the head?"
I had a discussion with my friend, a black social scientist, the other day on the mental health of black people. She works with domestic issues in low income communities. I explained to her that there are services for the mental health of individuals, couples and families.
But there have never been services for Blacks as a people, as a nation, to help us deal with the aftereffect of our experiences in this country. Add to that the manipulation of white supremacists, both liberals and conservatives, and you have a group that will have a hard time coalescing and uniting. We have the white supremacist enemy from the outside and the self-hating Black on the inside.
The thing about other ethnic groups who do well in this country is that they import a culture that is free from manipulation by white supremacists. Koreans, Chinese and Japanese bring their culture here with them. Black people had a culture imposed on us that we try to rework into something coherent. But the culture we got was poisoned.
I think part of the problem is that black people don't recognize that we are in a state of war in enemy territory. Shahrazad Ali said at a lecture that Black men have always been under siege in this country. And once you take out the men, it is open season on the women and children. That is warfare 101. So part of our problem is that we have to remember that white supremacists have never stopped. They just changed tactics. Just like an other warmonger.
The other thing is that the Civil Rights movement,
as taught to us by liberal white teachers in urban schools,
was really a hustle. We mistakenly believed that everything would be okay if we held hands and sang negro spirituals with a bunch of white hipsters. I think some of us are waking up to the fact that this is not going to work anymore. I said it before, that the only resolutions to the white supremacist are military and monetary, Either you bury him or you buy him off. Black people will have to get comfortable with those options if we are to live and die freely.
So I always saw the ultimate problem was in the information we have incorporated into our heads and by extension our actions. I work in technology and you always have a fear of your system getting programmed with a virus, a trojan, a rootkit etc. Something that turns your system against you, manipulated by an outside source. Right now, we have a bunch of black people in that state. And those of us who are truly woke, need to leave those black people behind. So first comes understanding. The comes the separation. Third comes the planning. Fourth comes the execution.
Yeah, that judge broke the code when he let Brock Turner out. He should have sacrificed Brock so that Black people would keep getting fooled into believing in the justice system. I knew the game was up when white people on my timeline, particularly white feminists started hollering about white privilege. When white women start screaming about white male privilege, it is about to get ugly.
I don't even talk to white people about O.J. White people can walk off a cliff for all I care with respect to that topic. They are just mad that a Black men was able to buy legal representation and stay out of jail. Ignoring the sordid pasts of the murder victims in a way they never do for black victims. Whatever.
Yeah, the defense of Johnny Depp is funny as hell. There are more pictures of that allegedly battered Amber Heard chick than there ever was of Rihanna. I noticed that a lot of people are defending Depp and throwing dirty on Heard. TMZ is leaking info that makes Depp look innocent. Man, I don't care. If white women want to defend their white male supremacists, then let them deal with what that means.
Good suggestions J.L MOOKA of the subject matter,the instrumentals will work for him.
You made a lot of good points. It is encouraging to know there are others who have come to a level of over standing the intention manipulation. I also hear you on discussing O.J with many white people but I extend that topic to include many gullible people of color. I would suggest that if you substituted O.J. with Joe Montana and it were a black women and a black man who was killed by lord only knows who America would never had made it such a big deal and they surely would not have went out of their way to perform double jeopardy and set Montana up for legally trying to get back his own property and locked him up for what they believed was his getting off from a criminal charge of murdering two black folks. I also agree a separation is necessary because some will always be used intentionally by the enemy to divide and separate. So it makes sense to anticipate the need to not expect 100% unity. Because some will not allow themselves to question authority or use enough imagination to figure the con game out. Good stuff. Much success, joy, and happiness to you and yours.
@Paytc Much respect. Thanks for the feedback. Comments like yours is why I find this site a better forum than YouTube. The real intelligence stands out so it is harder for losers to troll. Quality over quantity ever time.
I strongly encourage Black people to learn other languages and study other cultures to see how they immunize themselves from white supremacists.In other cultures, you can't betray your people and then come back into the community like nothing happened. And that is historical fact. Look up what the French did to the people who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII. Notice how not one Jew has publicly defended Mel Gibson. See what India did when the USA arrested one of their diplomats in NYC back in 2014.
So other ethnic communities may disagree on other issues, but they will agree on defending themselves. Black people, even a smaller subset of ours need to do the same thing. We need to proactively defend ourselves and there has to be a permanent cost to hurting our people.
I agree with your point on not discussing certain things with Black people who may be agents. I mostly kick it with Black people who are focused on finance and economics. Blacks who have a day job but know that they need to get off of the plantation asap.If a Black is sleeping, then I let that him keep dozing. He will get a wake up call soon enough. We all do. And some Blacks are comatose.
Man, with white people I don't even do hypothetical situations like Joe Montana, etc. In my home city, around the time OJ was on trial, a rich white man sliced his white wife to death. That story was relegated to the metro section in a short paragraph of our main paper. I am not kidding. If it was mentioned at all, the local media treated that white man's case routinely, just discussing the facts.
I went back years later to look up the details and it was just crazy. And unlike Brown and Goldman, the victim had known ties to organized crime and drug dealers. It was a purely domestic tragedy.
My point though is my local media ignored that story to smear O.J.
Meanwhile, a killer had walked among us for years.
And you have the case of that family of 8 killed in Ohio. Their entire property was a marijuana operation. Yet, the white media says nothing about this being a family of drug dealers. So if you talk to white people about hypothetical situations, they will have you in circles.
The point of white supremacy is not to be right. It is to have the MIGHT to push lies. When I run into a white supremacist, I do a lot more listening than talking. I ask them questions. Let them keep talking. Giving them more rope to hang themselves. I noticed that white people are used to the hysterical hoodrat and the loud goon. If you study them like you are searching for a weakness, that is the best route. You notice in nature that the biggest and strongest predators try to move in silence. You don't see them until they are up on you about to tear you up. Black people need that mentality.
Anyway, peace family.
Whoops. With respect to that crime story, I should have written:
The victim had NO KNOWN ties to organized crime and drug dealers. She just had a psycho husband. Yet, the media remained objective for the white killer.
Brown and Goldman were known associates of mafia figures. Not a reason for murder but should be taken into account. Dismemberment on top of the murder is a trademark of mafia and cartel figures.
The bottom line is the system and laws that govern it were not intended to serve and protect everyone. You have to use a little imagination to guess what the mindset of racist individuals was when they created the constitution. And it's obvious the spirit of hate, racism, and evil hasn't just all of a sudden disappeared. But the key is to not let the hateful and ignorant distract you from focusing on your own goal line. We may indeed have to be selective and weed people out who have no admirable purpose and focus. As far as motive in the O.J. most racist trial in history there was never an attempt to look into other suspects other than O.J. Obviously one person could not have done the crime alone. You have no eye witness, a known and proven hateful racist cop Mark Fuhrman so call finds the glove (that didn't fit O.J.) which allows the probable cause to invade O.J.'s property and home to search and initially find nothing so they take O.J.'s blood he voluntarily gave them back to the crime scene to sprinkle on a sock but forgot to consider a leg would have been in the sock preventing it from soaking all the way through to the other side. Then the lie has to keep spreading and they can't explain why officers all of which have at least 20 years of experience would be doing something that is totally in violation by carrying a suspects blood vile around to the crime scene instead of booking it into evidence at the crime lab or department as they knew they were suppose to do. Then to keep the lie going when they can't explain why some of O.J.'s blood is missing from the vile he voluntarily donated they video tape the nurse who drew O.J.'s blood because he was not willing to come to court to get grilled under cross examination knowing he has to lie to keep the conspiracy and cover up going. You can look at how nervous and non credible he is during the questioning and giving his lying statement. I didn't say it was 8 cc's of blood I said it looked like it was 8 cc's of blood. Anyone with a brain knows nurse's are trained to properly notate everything as he did so his lie didn't account for the missing blood the racist cops and whole L.A.P.D. criminal justice system that extended its arm to the racist Las Vegas P.D. who set O.J. up in a double jeopardy case that he should be out today suing not only his faulty legal team who said some very suspicious things after the scandoulus trial that locked O.J. up for life when everyone knows O.J. was not stupid enough to jack, kidnap, and rob a former friend for his own property in a public casino of all places with no mask on. I could go on forever about how ridiculous that whole racially charged case is. But as Don King once said "only in America".
I left out O.J. should be also be suing the U.S. Government, local in Las Vegas, and federal for double jeopardy because he was obviously set up and given the time every racist thought he should have gotten in the Nicole Brown Ron Goldman trail that he was legally proven not guilty of. You are not supposed to be tried twice, unless your a person of color dealing with a racist system that is. And who can get justice for O.J.? There is no black person who will touch it because of the fallout you'll get along with the attacks from the hateful. And there is no white person with enough heart and courage to stand for something that they know is unjust. Hey it's not them or theirs so why should they care? Even if you thought O.J. was not set up you have to know the amount of time he was given was excessive when you take into account the guys who carried the guns (most likely on behalf of the folks setting O.J. up) were allowed to just totally walk away from the situation? Know where was there anything that suggested O.J. asked anyone to bring a gun. It would have looked a bit more like justice if O.J. was given a reasonable amount of time if any, and the folks with the gun did as much or more time than O.J. did. Tell me when the police and prosecution ever let any black person that is a part of a crime just walk free? Scandalous and there is nothing you can do about it.
I stand corrected..... Mark Fuhrman used the bloody glove to smear the blood on O.J.'s fence which allowed the probable cause to invade O.J.'s property both inside and out. Then while on the property he planted the glove of which he slipped up and said I saw "them" at the initial crime scene. Johnny brilliantly caught him on that slip up. He was lying so much he eventually had to plead the fifth to keep from causing himself enough damage to have to serve time for all the lies. I could go on but at this point would it even matter? What we are doing about racism is far more important than talking about it.
OJ should have taken his money and moved to Germany, I know he loves white women too much to move where there are only black people, but...
All of this good game has got me fired up.
"Now to ask the important questions, why don't we have an agenda and other groups do?"
If you look at that bastion of white supremacy, the science fiction genre, you will often see a theme of revenge by a race that achieves sentience and turns on its masters. Look at the Matrix and Terminator series. Same with that rebooted Battlestar Galatica. The Cylons returned and went ham on humanity. If you just survey science fiction, the fear of being oppressed by an Other is very real.
The only time you see science fiction treat people the same is when an alien race comes down and applies harm to EVERYONE. white. black. whatever. The Predator says eff your white supremacy.
Black people are kept in a constant state of siege because when we are off balance, we cannot regroup enough to strike back. So there is a fundamental interest of a powerful segment of white society to keep black people in a fear state into perpetuity. The thing is you have to study and know their tricks. Like when they get at you at work to get you fired to wreck your income. Or when they bait you in public spaces so you can get arrested. When they troll you online to absorb your brain cycles. All that adds up to keep you from ever regrouping.
You notice when a sports team is getting its tail feathers kicked in by an opponent, the coach calls a time out. Black people have NEVER had the ability to timeout. Jews were smart and got a homeland to make their last stand. Black people, where we are is where we make our stand. There is no running for us. Usher that white supremacist into that deep, cold slumber if you must. But don't get distracted.
I agree with your words, on all points. Even if you as a black person thought OJ was guilty, you would not have gone along with a corruption of the legal system to put him in prison. That same corruption would be turned on you at some point. I am really suspicious of white people who ask me about the OJ case. They use that as a litmus test to decided whether to punish you or give you a butter biscuit. Whenever a white person asks me an OJ question, I immediately respond with why do you ask and then get quiet.
Yeah, Black people need to understand that this country has never been for us but here is where we will make our last stand.
And I like your response to white's who test you with the O.J. question.
I have just kept silent recently when a few white friends have made comments about O.J. vs the people commercials that have come on while we were watching the NBA finals. As you could tell from my comments it would be a no win to argue the point so I try to just avoid it. I know keeping O.J. on tv is just to help create media jobs and continue the divide and conquer quest of the hateful. And keeping O.J. in jail is just to flex the power of those who want to prove the system was designed to serve and protect some not all people. Thanks for your insightful comments.
I really wish I had bought some of those ""Free OJ" shirts back then. Mike Tyson's also, now that I think about it
Just for the record O.J. just loved women. I don't think O.J. went out of his way to discriminate on women. O.J. has children by black and white women. But we do hear a lot of folks of color mad at O.J. for dating outside of his race. I was more concerned that O.J. was too trusting of white folks especially after the most racist trial in history. Did he really think he was still as loved as he was when he was running footballs through end zones? I kind of agree with you on the fact O.J. should have left the country for about 15- 20 years or until someone else was found to have committed the murders he was accused of. Do whatever came first. Because he should have known they were gonna do all they could to lock him up or murder him in the streets. He loss much of his white and black folks love because of the way he was portrayed and the way things turned out. But regardless to it all I think O.J. has had a pretty remarkable life. He has seen both ends of the spectrum. He enjoyed the victory that his success brought and has had to humble himself too. He has been punished and rewarded. While many live life of only suffering and punishment with little to no pay offs.
I didn't see OJ deal with no females of color after the 80's is what I am saying. And yeah, I agree, he was too trusting. Why else give interviews after the fact and create a book "If I killed Nicole" ISBN-10: 0825305934
White people love taking attractive white women and giving them saintly roles, even if they have a history of hoing. That is why Richard Hinds didn't get life or football years for Nicola Furlong's "murder". That female took some drugs (which the stiff penalties in Japan mean that coke could have been mixed with anything) from some white dude at the club and her bad luck az died
Yeah the black and white folks that are so sure O.J. did it are so sickening, and I have one or two in my family too. It was obviously done by a minimum 3 people. There was a driver who's only responsibility was to calmly drive away from the scene without the adrenaline that vicious act created attracting attention. And two people to make sure Ron was not able to put up a good fight. Hey the point is unless you were there you're speculating and you can only convict on credible evidence which there was none. I never said 100% I'm sure O.J. didn't participate in the double murder. I can't think of a reason that makes enough sense to me to think he would commit a crime of that nature. And if he did I have a hard time believing he would leave his children upstairs to come down and witness such a bloody scene. I don't think anyone can say O.J. was a bad father to his kids.The jealous ex husband angle never made sense to me because O.J. was able to get 1000 Nicole Brown Simpson's if he wanted that. I think he was more concerned with his kids being raised in a healthy environment than getting back with Nicole but on that I am just speculating and expressing my opinion. Regardless to any gut feelings or speculations, I would always want to judge others as I would wish they would have the same decency to judge me and that is innocent until proven guilty. But O.J was guilty in the police eyes (many of who were active racist) from minute one. And O.J. was guilty in the mainstream media also in minute one. And the case went on to launch the careers of many all at the expense of serving and protecting the public and keeping an open enough mind to find truth and justice. Yeah there is no way if the situation were reversed and it were Montana or any other white person accused of killing two blacks white America and all those that worship as if white is always right would have agreed to allow some racist black cops to set Montana or any other white person up and be ok with that. But that is what is most troubling about the case to me, how much racism and a double standard we all agree to blind and silently live up under. So many white and black people should really be ashamed of themselves for lacking the courage and decency to not tolerate double standards and hateful actions of others without speaking out IMO.
I am liking most of the comments in here. Thanks to almost everyone for the different perspectives. peace.
Oh yeah, yawl know I am peeping that Orlando Pulse club got an eyeball (ellipse) logo....
Hah! Good point about Predator, I think the reason the white media didn't like Predator 2 was cause the other Predators gave Danny Glover respect and he survived to the end of the movie when Caucasian peoples was getting merked left and right
Alien versus Predator with Sanaa Lathan was the same way.
The black woman was the heroine in a major, especially at the end.
That movie should have won a black woman an Oscar, not Monster's Ball.
I did NOT know she was in Aliens vs Predator! I have been making it a point to only buy movies where the person of color lives to the end. Thanks for the info.
Family, check out the ustream for this week. Tariq just dropped some steady jewels. That three hours went by like 20 minutes.
With the more I hear about the FACTS of the OJ case, the more I am convinced that it was a mob hit on Ron and Nicole for a bad drug deal. I think Johnnie Cochran and Robert Kardashian were murdered.
This is why I love technology so much. Hard science(physics, genetics) and commodity technology(internet, camera, computers) are the only places where even the white supremacist has to tell the truth. Everywhere else, I assume the white man is lying. It is profitable for the white supremacist to lie. And lie. And lie. But when I take out the technical specifications, I can verify for myself empirically, what that white man was saying.
Flex suggested that too, and while I never fully came to that conclusion, I think that is very well possible.
White people will NEVER get over that trial. It is an example of a black person overcoming white supremacy and aside from civil rights era Sports movies with white saviors they HATE black people beating white supremacy.
Rob, Johnny, and OJ... all of their lives were ended since the trial. White supremacy is not very forgiving.
That is very true indeed. That is why if the whole world of good people bought "Knock the devil out " , "Win Anyway " , and "The Ultimate Master of Life", to all get on the same page mentally and allow themselves the ability to think for themselves white supremacy would be in a world of trouble and soon become non existent. There would be too many free individuals and none to mislead. And good folks would no longer empower and support the very same evil they are constantly complaining about. Spend your money and energy supporting and empowering folks like Tariq who are actually providing solutions not just finger pointing out facts and/ or complaining and then knocking each other over to go buy the latest pair of Nike or Jordan's that come out. Or purchasing some dumb you down music exclusively which is also part of the plan. I am not saying don't buy any flavorful or dumb you down music because many of my homies make their living off that. I'm saying support some of the wholesome and nutritious music in equal balance to empower those artist too.
I agree with most of what Flex said. The part I'm on the fence about is Corey & Zoe.
I'm a 5150 chartroom goon myself but I have to admit when Bobby was replaced by freeze the show took a turn for the worst. The problem is Corey isn't focused the way he use to be when Bobby was on the show. I appreciate the fun and games, but when Bobby was there he would always guide the conversation back to the original topic. Zoe would come in beak down the scientific side of the topic, Bobby wld drop some OG wisdom, and Corey use to give classic speeches from the heart!
Then when Freeze replaced Bobby it seem like the show just became joke after joke after joke! This not a knock to our brotha Freeze because he's a good dude. Also the gay stuff is getting out of control. A joke here or there is cool, I get it. Just two weeks ago Corey did a whole show about playing w/ his asshole!! BUT everyone else is gay let him tell it lol.
Since Bobby is no longer on the show to keep Corey on track, I believe Zoe should be the one doing that now. Darlene is pretty much pointless, just a pretty face for the fellas. However it would be nice if they had a lady on there who had more of an objective opinion from a females point of view. D is just chill and doesn't really like to go back and fourth with Corey.
5150 show could be great as Flex's Ustream & Radio shows, but they always fall off the topic. Flex has mastered the art of sticking to the script. He is professional at all times, and never lets anyone take him off the topic or point he is trying to make! Even when callers call in and interrupt his flow, he will tell them to call back because there messing up the vibe. Would be nice to see that classic 5150 dialog come back, brothas is getting kind of tired of the nonsense.
I have been seeing people mention this in the youtube comments for 5150. I can't speak on it, cause I just dl and waiting for later when I can't/have free time to really watch. I can barely get in and watch the Ustream Tariq reruns, so I have been just watching the show on the site
black media is dead cus of the matriarchy. woman=unapologetic gossip lovers.
I agree w everything but the whole impowering ourselves line. W all the black media and hidden colors black folks still aint building, still jate seeing another another who looks like them shine, and still cant come to the table to address real issues. The majority of blacks like HC because they think it exposes whites and in turn think it will put them on a guilt trip and become more closer to us. Not for self or group impowerment
Empowering one self means taking the initiative in your own hands not waiting on others. If you have a problem with self empowerment then you'll most likely be waiting for someone else to help you do what you would be better off doing yourself. And you tend to get what you focus on. If you don't see any progress from Hidden Colors and others who are building and progressing I would suggest a change in focus. I am glad you are in agreement with everything else. Keep getting yours !
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