Aside from being highly entertaining, the Kung Fu movies that became popular in the early 80′s provide the watcher with lessons on life, history and most importantly on the significance of family, culture and protecting ones community for the future of its survival. Continue reading
Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with a friend from Detroit about the declining humanity of the American poor. Close living quarters, lack of resources, and an inability to maneuver the legal system disproportionately devastates low income communities. With murder, robberies and vicious assaults on the rise, it seems the respect for life has been replaced with the respect for status and material possessions.
My friend asked, “Why are so many young men so eager to throw their life and their neighbor’s life away? My answer: For some people, a thug’s life is the path of least resistance. Continue reading
When a family declines, ancient traditions are destroyed. With them are lost the spiritual foundations for life and the family loses its sense of unity. Where there is no sense of unity, the women of the family become corrupt; and with the corruption of women, society is plunged into chaos – Bhagavad Gita
The previous quote is from a Hindu scripture written 3,000 years ago. With the consistent rise of single parent homes, teenage pregnancy, and the incarceration of young black men; most would agree that currently there is a steady decline in the Black family and Black Community. Many of us have seen or heard television and radio personalities blame schools, the governments, or even fast food, but what is the real reason Black people seem to be disproportionately on a crash course for extinction? Continue reading
I know you’ve heard, “She’s pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” In America it is no secret nor surprise that some African Americans have a color complex. It’s a subject matter that has been well documented and made for good books and movies i.e. Black Girl. Why do blonde-skinned people seem to have more fun? Continue reading
The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful. – Albert Einstein Continue reading