We’ve been waiting for the right time to post this piece, and that time has finally come. There is no better time for this than now because of the brutal beating death of a young honor student, Derrion Albert, 16, in Chicago by four young black teens. Three of the four, are pictured below. ** UPDATE ** Notice what was just brought to our attention, almost the same name is used in the latter images of the accused culprits (Riley/Bailey). Could that be fictitious? I hope that is not the case. With each search, the images and data we found, are all the same (thus far). We will keep the images posted within this piece, but a note to how some media outlets can distort fact from fiction. We are adding an image of Derrion (the first image you’ll see first), as this is very poignant. Who can really determine what an honor student actually should look like? Derrion certainly looked like a young teenager with hopes and dreams to me. But, he could have very well been this nation’s next greatest biologist, surgeon or NASA expert (among the many other options as an honor student). Unfortunately, we will never know due to the hands of a few very “bad apples”.
Since the “first” Black President of The United States (POTUS) was elected in 2008, I’ve been hearing people comment: “now, Black people have no more excuses”. Well…to that I say, We never have! President Obama may be the first Black POTUS (humph, the one the populace is aware of), but he’s actually the second Black man to run these United States. Yes, Barack Hussain Obama is the second Black man voted in as our president. Our first Black president was named Moor. I won’t list all of the information on The and how very significant they were, but they are easily researchable. It may mean doing research the old fashioned way and making a trip to your local library (yes, that requires putting down the Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, et al) but you will find out just who they were as a people. I must say this as briefly as I can before going forward: John Hanson was the first Black president, long before . Yes, George was not the first!!! As a matter of research, it shows that George was actually our 8th president. As well, our “ ” that we celebrate on July 4th (1776) is not quite accurate. If I’m not mistaken, it was actually around 1781 (and I do welcome being challenged on each statement).—a
Congress unanimously chose this little-known person named John Hanson to run our country. He was ‘voted’ in right after the Revolutionary War ended. Shoot…who wanted to fill those shoes after that war? The country then faced its own troops who wanted pay for their fight in the war and needed the “necessities of life” they had forgone for their service during that war. Due to angst and discontent, these former troops (along with the masses of the population) were threatening to overthrow the government. Yes, we definitely understood the U.S. Constitution back then and held close to our Constitutional rights. Because of that, Congress was literally scrambling for their lives because there was power in our numbers and back then, that had been proven time and time again! This is gravely similar to the scenario(s) we’re grappling with today… I think everyone would agree that the U.S. is, indeed, in dire straits. Hmph…if there ever was a good time to put a Black man in the office of President, the 2008 election fit the mold. On and beneath the surface, this is John Hanson’s experiece all over again. Allow me to paint a clearer picture with an abbreviated history that we’ve never fully been told…
Hmmm…something actually tells me this a good place to pause. It’s unfair in a sense, I know, but the short attention span most people have leads me to say “PAUSE HERE”. So…right now, here’s a tune that should serve as a reminder to all of the people of “colour”, along with anyone who hears the message in this song. Please listen carefully. Also as a reminder, NONE of us are “Americans”— all of us are emigrants, in some form or fashion. The only naturalized Americans that my research reveals are American Indians! This subject will pick-up where it left off when it’s least expected! In the meantime— again, please listen closely to this song… it applies to us all!