Domonique has finally build up the courage to make her YouTube channel. The video below is just an intro for everyone get to know her. If you like the video go on YouTube to click the like and subscribe button. She will have a lot more videos in the coming weeks. Also if you have anything you would like to hear her speak on, comment below.
Today our question is “How do we get our black youth to take their history serious?”.
I have found that some of our youth don’t take their history as serious as they should. They kind of look at it as if its a thing of the past; but the reality is that it isn’t. We may not be legally going through segregation; but we are still segregating ourselves mentally. When our youth understand where they came, from and what they are capable of, their journey to success is endless.
A devastating, two-mile-wide tornado touched down near Oklahoma City on Monday, killing at least 51 people—including at least 20 children—decimating homes, businesses and a pair of elementary schools in the suburb of Moore.
According to the state’s medical examiner, the death toll was expected to rise.
The schools—Plaza Towers Elementary and Briarwood Elementary—were leveled by the tornado. It was unclear how many children were in them at the time the twister hit, but according to KFOR-TV, at least seven children died at Plaza Towers, and as many as two dozen more were feared to be trapped inside the rubble. An Associated Press photographer saw rescue workers pull several children out alive. A makeshift triage center was set up in the school’s parking lot.
“This is war-zone terrible,” Jon Welsh, a helicopter pilot for KFOR who lives in Moore, said while surveying the damage from the air. “This school is completely gone.”
Emergency officials urged people to remain off the roads so rescue workers and first responders could reach people potentially trapped in rubble, as the National Guard was called in to help in the search for victims.
Three people were killed at a 7-Eleven in the path of the storm, CBS’ KWTV reported, including a man, woman and baby who took cover in a freezer but didn’t survive. KFOR reported a fourth person was killed there.
“Our hearts are broken,” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said at a news conference Monday evening.
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We send our prayers out to all the victims of this tragic event. God is with you all and everything will be back to what it was soon enough.
LL Cool J and Brad Paisley just released a song called “Accidental Racist”. First off I want to say that I’m proud of LL Cool J and Brad Paisley for taking the risk of making this song together.
In the song Brad Paisley says, “I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the southland, Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be, I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done, And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history, Our generation didn’t start this nation, We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday, And caught between southern pride and southern blame”.
Then LL Cool J comes in and says, “Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood. What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood. Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good. You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would. Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood. I wasn’t there when Sherman’s March turned the south into firewood. I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could. Feel like a new fangled Django, dodgin’ invisible white hoods. So when I see that white cowboy hat, I’m thinkin’ it’s not all good. I guess we’re both guilty of judgin’ the cover not the book. I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air. But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here”.
I personally see nothing wrong with the song. Brad Paisley is obviously saying that he’s proud of where he came from but he constantly is being pictured in a certain light because of the South’s pass. He explains that he can’t change what happened but they can work to make a better future. Then LL is saying that he shouldn’t be judged by what he’s wearing and even him having money don’t change the looks he gets. He knows that he makes an assumption about a white man when h looks a certain way. He knows that they both are guilty of judging a person without knowing them and he would like that to change.
I want to paint a scenario for everyone. Let’s say a white man growing up in the south where their views are totally different from an African Americans views. This white man sees things around him that are considered right where he’s from. So that’s what he grows up knowing. Until he begins to understand that some of the things he saw growing up weren’t right, he tries to change. This man has to teach himself how to be this person that’s understanding and respectful to other races. He never was taught that, so he is going to do things that may seem racist to others until he learns. Taking the time to learn says a lot about this person.
Brad Paisley didn’t have to make this song, but he made it because this is an issue that we as the new generation struggle with every day. He’s just giving the point of view of a white man. I’ve met people before that are proud of where their from, but they’re not proud of what they are known for. There a genuinely some white people that want to understand, but we automatically shut them out. Don’t get me wrong there are still racist people, but it’s not everyone. At least give a person a chance before you automatically call them racist.
I respect the fact that Paisley knows that his past isn’t the best and he acknowledge that things need to change. When I read what people are saying online about this song it confuses me because I’m wondering if their actually paying attention to the lyrics or more worried about it being a trendy sound? FYI this track is to open your eyes…
Please comment and tell me what you thing of the new track. MuaH! J