The Game Has Changed Young Black Men

The Game Has Changed Young Black Men
by Anthony A. Moore

Today I walked into a convience store an overheard two young black men talking. The conversation went like this, Hey! wheres your lady? At work man I can’t find a job that will pay me enough. So where are the children ? I took them to her mothers house I need some space, those kids get on my last nerve. Hey ! lets go smoke a BLUNT alright and off they went.

Now, I know why the young man can’t get a J-O-B because of the B-L-U-N-T. Exactly not what the doctor ordered people. We as Black Men need to wake up and smell whats cooking. Sure alot more Black females are working hard and some of these young and some older men are just so to speak “Kickin It” So when a black woman puts you out because you have not brought anything home but headache and heart break. Oh!! she’s in the wrong ,I dont think so.

It has not been a long time since the civil rights movement which occurred between (1955-1968) was the reform movements in the United States aimed at abolishing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring equality in Southern states.

That was when the game ( life in general) was about respect, dignity, and economic and social equality. How was the game played ? It was played simple if you were a Black American Male or Female . You would get the job and pay they (White America) wanted you to have. All whites got the better jobs more pay and we as a people got the short end of the stick.

However after Brown vs Brown of Education (1954) case overturned the legal doctrine of “separate but equal and made segregation legally impermissible and the Civil Rights Act of (1964) banned discrimination in employment practices. (information obtain from Wikipedia). Things started to happen for black people and a movement in the right direction.

All men please hear me out. The big Game now is make everyone take a drug test. WHY? because on the average younger black males smoke a BLUNT, Marijuana or Crack Cocaine. Dont mean to jump on the band wagon but our Black Women ,Children and Families deserve more. Where has our black pride gone “Up In Smoke”?

Now ,tell me the same problems and bills that plagued you yesterday after those drugs it will pllague you tomorrow.While every family awaits the other bread winner it’s not but one question to ask during these stressful economic times “SHOW ME THE MONEY”.

We can’t raise strong young black leaders (Father’s) if your weak mentally smoking a joint or blunt. I work eachday and have given out thousands of job applications to young men and the same issues arise dirty urine analysis.

I also see that our minor boys have not had to many role models to follow but thats nothing new. If we would come together and realize “Yes I am my brothers keeper” that would be a great start. You dont see the old commercials on TV anymore. You know the one a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Those commercials really made you think growing up as a young individual and every Father & Mother would tell you,” If I caught you down anywhere near those guys smoking dope you got problems” and everyone knows exactly what I mean.

A man understands and respects the power of choice. He lives a life of his own creation. He knows that life stagnates when he fails to decide and flourishes when he chooses a clear path.

Life will test the man to see if he’s willing to put loyalty to others ahead of loyalty to his principles. The man will be offered many temptations to expose his true loyalties.

A man’s greatest reward is to live with integrity, and his greatest punishment is what he inflicts upon himself for placing anything above his integrity. Whenever the man sacrifices his integrity, he loses his freedom… and himself as well. He becomes an object of pity.

(from Steve Pavlina book “Personal Developement for Smart People”).

So thats the fact coming straight at you like we say “Dont hate the player hate the Game”, because it’s really changed.

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  1. avatar ANTHONY says:

    Watch Your Surroundings
    by: Anthony Moore
    At the present time our nation is just like other nations tattered and torn with economic struggles. It’s sad to say but this is when the Ugly Demon Racism begins to show-up. When poor un-educated people start to suffer this is a welcome sign (What they think is fresh air.) to them.
    I just read about a Black Female Army Reservist later identified as (Tashawnea Hill age 35) in Morrow Georgia getting beaten by a White Male ( Troy Dale West of Poulan, Georgia) and brutally kicked in the head outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant while yelling racial slurs and her seven year old daughter watched and was horrified. The following excerpt provided by CNN.com/ crime.
    Hill told police the incident started when she and her daughter were entering the restaurant at the same time West and his wife were exiting.
    “The man slung open the door pretty hard and fast and I had to push my daughter out of the way,” Hill told CNN affiliate WSB-TV. “I turned to the man and I just said, ‘Excuse me sir, you need to watch yourself; you almost hit my daughter in the face.’ And from there it just went downhill.”
    West, according to the police report, admitted striking Hill “after she spit on me and accused me of trying to hit her daughter with a door.”
    “He did punch me with a closed fist repeated times. My head is still hurting today. I have knots on my head,” Hill told CNN Wednesday night, adding she also was kicked.

    Appearing on CNN Wednesday night, Hill and her attorney, Kip Jones, denied that she spat on West. Jones said he saw surveillance video of the incident.
    “At no point did Ms. Hill do anything to provoke the attack. She did not spit on Mr. West. She spoke to him. He attacked her,” Jones said.

    Please notice people that this could happen to any person of color.
    Then I look on television and see the media showing cartoon pictures at these so called Tea Party Conventions with Our President drawn as a Monkey. Okay now what is the media doing to help tone down racial hatred “NOTHING” they fuel the fire of the poor, weak and un-educated people. They are the first to condemn you when violence occurs and if you’re struggling in this world due to whoever’s fault (mainly your own). As you let the Media poison your children’s mind and your world check yourself before you wreck yourself. Please start to monitor what your child is watching.

    Hate groups are mixing in with these small township meetings and Rush the (Drug Addict) Limbaugh “I’m addicted to Pain Pills”. He is also an anti Obama man along with Glenn Beck. So please listen to these un-professional men who are making over 100-200k per year known as the voice of White America. So you know where not to travel they are telegraphing out the routes state by state.
    Yes, in one article Rush Limbaugh couldn’t resist trying to connect the brutal beating of one student by another on a school bus to President Obama, using it as an example of how Obama is somehow causing racism throughout the U.S.
    If I hadn’t looked into this incident reported on Rush radio station. I would have gone off the deep end. Further investigation provided by the (The St. Louis-Dispatch reports )that the beating was not racially motivated, as a Belleville police captain had originally speculated, but was instead incited by a pretty common dispute on school buses: choice of seating.
    If anyone is racist it’s you Rush (The Drug Addict Limbaugh) I seen you crying on television when you announced to the world your drug problem you’re a weak man. Trying to confuse poor people with your taunts of Racism and Vigilantly groups called (Tea Parties). You won’t dare throw the first blow but you will blow your own horn to the ignorant poor whites and KKK members who worship a fool.
    I also admire the courage Ex- President Jimmy carter who stated that a lot of America is upset because they don’t feel an African American President can run this country.
    I knew this was coming and so did half of America Racial Hatred is still alive and kicking. Let’s me have a radio show and I will show you that by using positive input out to our youth instead of lie’s we can help build a stronger nation.
    Racism is a serious problem in America. Fueled by immigration fears, the economic crisis and the election of a black president, racist hate groups increased their numbers again in 2008. The Southern Poverty Law Center has documented a staggering 926 hate groups operating in our country — a more than 50% increase since 2000. (Excerpt taken from Southern Poverty Law Center).
    I’ve included a copy of locations of (Hate Groups) Oh My!!! I see Amarillo, Texas is the home base of the Ku Klux Klan like we didn’t know that. Think you’re going to get a fair trial in Amarillo, Texas think again my friend. I challenge anyone to take a day and go down to the Municipal & Potter County Court buildings sit in on a trial or checkout minor traffic court. You’ll see how fast Justice Works because you will see a lot of poor people. On the Jury trial you will find the step and fetch it crew (The Upper class Blacks who think they’re best asset is to send a Black person to jail) They don’t have common since to know what the law means by “ Beyond A Reasonable Doubt that a crime has been committed. (For anyone in doubt this is food for thought listed below).
    Just to keep the record straight there are some Black Hate Groups listed so to show non-biased.
    Beyond a reasonable doubt: is the highest standard of proof that must be met in any trial. In civil litigation, the standard of proof is either proof by a PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE or proof by clear and convincing evidence. These are lower burdens of proof. A preponderance of the evidence simply means that one side has more evidence in its favor than the other, even by the smallest degree.
    Clear and Convincing Proof is evidence that establishes a high probability that the fact sought to be proved is true. The main reason that the high proof standard of reasonable doubt is used in criminal trials is that such proceedings can result in the deprivation of a defendant’s liberty or even in his or her death. These outcomes are far more severe than in civil trials, in which money damages are the common remedy.

    I want you all too please take steps for your safety. Always carry a small pocket cassette recorder with you in case you get pulled over or stopped late at night this way your story can’t be changed. Then you’ll have proof listen the Cops stop you and they are taping the conversation anyway. I would rather be safe than sorry. These are inexpensive and can be purchased in Radio Shack, Wal-Mart, Office Depot and Target. Notice your surroundings and what subjects are being discussed prior to you entering a building or functions.
    Always keep car registration, insurance in an easy to get place. Don’t ever get smart speak slowly and look the Cop in the eyes. If you have problems file a complaint. If you feel its racial file with the Texas highway patrol. If it’s the Hwy patrol file your complaint in Austin always type or have someone type your complaint and proofread it.
    Be observant at night time look in your rear view mirror blocks before you go to your home. If you’re stopped more than twice by the same policeman log time date and get his badge number or better yet get his patrol unit number. Insure that all emergency numbers are accessible in your cell phone include 9-1-1. Think before you speak if your alone notice most hate groups run in packs like three and four. Watch for recruitment areas Fair grounds and concert.
    If it’s night don’t ride three and four deep because if an incident occur your four blacks out starting trouble. If you’re at a club in Ku Klux Klan territory use your head don’t drink and drive. Have a designated driver available. Also keep a cam recorder in your car so if a Rodney King incident (God Forbid) happens you can record the Police actions. This came in useful when a South Carolina Highway Patrolman tried to arrest an ambulance driver while transporting a patient.

    He was taped and it was placed on YouTube. Don’t become a victim of circumstances. Millions of minorities get railroaded to prison.
    To fight racism one must get the word out as our past civil rights leaders have done People simply won’t rally for a cause they know nothing about. So, if you want to be an anti-racist activist, get the word out about racism.
    Say a business in your community treats patrons of color shabbily or outright refuses to serve them. What do you do? Write letters to the editors of local newspapers and Black Amarillo. Not only might they publish it, they might also allow you to write a column on the issue. Don’t stop there, however. Write to the legislators in your community—the city council, the mayor, congress people.
    There are anti-Racism Activist groups of course you’ve heard me talk repeatedly about our hometown (Toothless Tiger) that’s right the NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
    If you want to be an antiracist activist, take comfort in the fact that you have an assortment of organizations, literature and political figures to draw on in your quest. While it’s important to take part in rallies, letter-writing campaigns and the like to fight racism, it’s also important to speak out against racism in everyday life. So, the next time a coworker tells a racist joke or a family member complains about a certain ethnic group, do your part and speak up. It’s hard to fight racism at large if you can’t stand up to it in your own backyard.
    Know Your Hate groups and where they are located
    List Provided by:
    Southern Poverty Law Center
    400 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36104
    American Thule Society Neo-Nazi
    TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    TX
    Supreme White Alliance Racist Skinhead
    TX
    White Boy Society White Nationalist
    TX
    White Knights of America Neo-Nazi
    TX
    White Revolution Neo-Nazi
    TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Amarillo TX
    National Socialist Movement Neo-Nazi
    Arlington TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Atlanta TX
    Imperial Klans of America Ku Klux Klan
    Austin TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    Austin TX
    Nation of Islam Black Separatist
    Austin TX
    National Socialist Movement Neo-Nazi
    Austin TX
    Power of Prophecy General Hate
    Austin TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Austin TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Beaumont TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Buffalo TX
    Traditional Christian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Carlsbad TX
    Independent Skins Racist Skinhead
    Cleburne TX
    White Camelia Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Cleveland TX
    Eagle Publications Holocaust Denial
    Corpus Christi TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Corpus Christi TX
    Confederate Hammerskins Racist Skinhead
    Dallas TX
    Nation of Islam Black Separatist
    Dallas TX
    National Alliance Neo-Nazi
    Dallas TX
    New Black Panther Party Black Separatist
    Dallas TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Dallas TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    De Kalb TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Denison TX
    Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints General Hate
    Eldorado TX
    European-American Unity and Rights Organization White Nationalist
    Fort Worth TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Gatesville TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Goose Creek TX
    Aryan Nations Neo-Nazi
    Houston TX
    Confederate Hammerskins Racist Skinhead
    Houston TX
    Gospel Broadcasting Association Christian Identity
    Houston TX
    Imperial Klans of America Ku Klux Klan
    Houston TX
    Nation of Islam Black Separatist
    Houston TX
    New Black Panther Party Black Separatist
    Houston TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Houston TX
    American National Socialist Workers Party Neo-Nazi
    Ingram TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    Iredell TX
    European-American Unity and Rights Organization White Nationalist
    Irving TX
    Aryan Wear White Nationalist
    Keller TX
    Brotherhood of Klans Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Lake Jackson TX
    Border Guardians Anti-Immigrant
    Livingston TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Longview TX
    National Socialist Movement – NSM Neo-Nazi
    Lubbock TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Lufkin TX
    Bayou Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Midlothian TX
    Old Guard Records Racist Music
    Plano TX
    Blood and Honour Racist Skinhead
    Richardson TX
    Texas Knights of the Invisible Empire Inc. Ku Klux Klan
    San Antonio TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    San Antonio TX
    Aryan Nations Revival Christian Identity
    Simms TX
    League of the South Neo-Confederate
    Southeast Region TX
    Desastrious Records Racist Music
    Springtown TX
    Nation of Islam Black Separatist
    Texarkana TX
    Tony Alamo Christian Ministries General Hate
    Texarkana TX
    First Century Christian Ministries Christian Identity
    The Woodlands TX
    National Socialist Movement Neo-Nazi
    Tyler TX
    Nation of Islam Black Separatist
    Waco TX
    United White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan
    Waco TX

    Southern Poverty Law Center
    400 Washington Ave.
    Montgomery, AL 36104

  2. avatar Sheila London-Hall says:

    Great job Tony! Well done & said.Good to see you & hear this positive input to our people.