AFRICANGLOBE -It’s 2015, a new year and hopefully a new time for African Americans in the United States of America.
Last year was full of sorrow, tears and blood. Teen after unarmed teen was gunned down by heavily armed and trigger happy law enforcers. American bombs were dropped on the African continent and the Ebola virus in African went pretty much unchecked until non-Black health providers caught the virus and fears the virus would spread caused panic worldwide.
The American economy improved for every US citizen except for the Black ones. Interest rates remained low, the stock market went up and Amy and Bruce began to find more jobs.
But Black men and women continued to be unemployed, exploited and oppressed in too many areas.
There is little or no progress in Black communities because the politicians and fake community leaders that so many Black people love have failed us! The people we expected to help us have done so much to hurt us!
This 1950s strategy of marching and praying every time something bad happens to Black people is out dated, played out and pretty much reactionary.
The Black community voices our people currently hear are primarily the voices that modern day devils want you to hear.
The characters on the “Roots” television programs aired over the holidays had more encouraging things to say about Black progress than the real life Fiddlers and Chicken Georges that are running around and bowing down today.
In 2015, we shouldn’t hope and hope and hope for a better day. We should work and fight for a better life!
You don’t have to take my word for it but most African Americans don’t have many problems that money can’t solve.
If the politicians that you love and the preachers, teachers and other so-called Black community leaders can’t lead you to better employment, better housing, more business opportunities, safer Black communities, more affordable health care and judicial equal rights and justice, then you shouldn’t let them lead you!
It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a whole community to improve a community!
Can’t we accept some other community activists? Can we read some other opinions and listen to some other Black voices than those that are acceptable to the people that want to keep us politically and economically ignorant?
Throughout African American history, a variety of different leaders and voices have come along to help us improve our status and our community conditions. But today, our people are content to recycle the leaders that people in power want us to have.
Hopefully, God will send us a 2015 Moses or Joshua or even a modern day Martin or Malcolm.
In 2015, we need a new way to realize a new day!
Thank you for continuing to support The Gantt Report. Predictions of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. This column will always be here when my people want to read it! Gantt’s book “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing” is on sale online or at major bookstores. His new book “The Light is The Truth” is scheduled for a 2015 release.
By: Lucius Gantt
Mr. Gantt is the author of “Beast Too: Dead Man Writing”. He can be contacted at www.allworldconsultants.net