Please Read!

SUBJECT:!!!!BLACK PEOPLE, PLEASE, READ & HEED. POIGNANT. The sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that Blacks don’t read. Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on.
Please Note:For those of you who heard it, this is the article Dee Lee was reading this morning on a New York radio station. For those of you who didn’t hear it, this is very deep. This is a heavy piece and a Caucasian wrote it….
CFP Harvard Financial Educators Dee Lee:”THEY ARE STILL OUR SLAVES. We can continue to reap profits from the Blacks without the effort of physical slavery. Look at the current methods of containment that they use on themselves: IGNORANCE, GREED, and SELFISHNESS. Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, “The best way to hide something from Black people is to put it in a book.” We now live in the Information Age. They have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. There are numerous books readily available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, and, not to mention their own Black Bookstores that provide solid blueprints to reach economic equality (which should have been their fight all along), but few read consistently, if at all. GREED is another powerful weapon of containment. Blacks, since the abolition of slavery, have had large amounts of money at their disposal. Last year they spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). Any of us can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, no matter how outlandish, they will buy into it. Being primarily a consumer people, they function totally by greed. They continually want more, with little thought for saving or investing. They would rather buy some new sneaker than invest in starting a business. Some even neglect their children to have the latest Tommy or FUBU, And they still think that having a Mercedes, and a big house gives them “Status” or that they have achieved their Dream. They are fools! The vast majority of their people are still in poverty because their greed holds them back from collectively making better communities. With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often broadcasts destructive images into their own homes, we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. (Tommy Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!). They’ll continue to show off to each other while we build solid communities with the profits from our businesses that we market to them. SELFISHNESS, ingrained in their minds through slavery, is one of the major ways we can continue to contain them. One of their own, Dubois said that there was an innate division in their culture. A “Talented Tenth” he called it. He was correct in his deduction that there are segments of their culture that has achieved some “form” of success. However, that segment missed the fullness of his work. They didn’t read that the “Talented Tenth” was then responsible to aid The Non-Talented Ninety Percent in achieving a better life. Instead, that segment has created another class, a Buppie class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner”. They will never achieve what we have. Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project or endeavor of substance. When they do get together, their selfishness lets their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community. They are content to sit in conferences and conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speakers, not to the best doers. Is there no end to their selfishness? They steadfastly refuse to see that TOGETHER EACH ACHIEVES MORE (TEAM). They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of those Buppies are but one or two pay checks away from poverty. All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to re ad, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are “helping” their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold lavish conventions in our hotels. By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this letter, remember, ‘THEY DON’T READ
……You have all probably seen this before, but we need to take stock of what is being said about us. Elements of this is true. When are we going to unite as a people and make ourselves proud. We cannot use the same old excuses. We are all educated people and we need to learn from what has gone before. We do not want to be used and abused again. If we want to go forward we need to take the risk and take a chance on each other to build ourselves a future…………. Now is the time!


She’s a very beautiful young woman, full of life, very adventurous and absolutely adorable. She had loads of dreams and aspirations. We made plans, yes several plans for our immediate future. Then one day, she made a decision, and that single decision changed everything. I heard she was Nigeria, I also heard it happened in London. They said she might be in Ghana yet no one has seen or heard from her. Without a doubt, she had fallen prey to them that would do anything for money. If only I could see her now, then I’d ask her why. Why she agreed to put her dreams on hold. Why she agreed to trade her freedom even if they had promised her the world. I’ve waited day and night and have prayed each passing day for that minute when she will come back. Back in circulation, back to her senses, back to reality and back to life. Will she be alright? Is she alive? How is she keeping up? Why did she do it? I’m dying for answers because even in her absence, I worry about her so much, too much. If only I knew where to visit her, maybe it won’t hurt this bad. If only she had been more patient, if only she had sought for advice in the right places, if only she kept her head up and avoided the wolves of this society…….if only! My dearest friend, I’ve missed you so much and you absence has left a vacuum in our hearts. I pray that your pleasant and kind spirit will see you through. Nigerians are known to be survivors and I believe that you won’t disappoint me at least not again. Please stay strong for me and I want you to know that I am looking forward to that day when you will be set free. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST FRIEND!!!

I want to go home!!!

Sometimes I can’t help feeling enslaved to this gadget called the mobile phone. This morning for instance, just when I was at the prime of my sweet sleep, I heard a sharp and loud beep that left me awake instantly. It was another text message on my phone and this time it was even from an anonymous number. Interestingly though, the text message read: please ring 08453004433 to vote for Amnesty for immigrants in the united kingdom before Tuesday next week. The uk government is considering granting permanent visas to all foreign visitors as well as illegal immigrants.”
Wow! too good to be true, I thought to myself and truthfully I paused for a second and thought of what I stand to gain if this would come to pass and I guess that’s what makes me a typical naija girl. Minutes later, I decided to face reality, it was just my people at it again and trust me it gave me cause for concern.
How long will we continue to fight so hard to be part of a foreign land? How long will we keep striving to fit into this society I barley understand. I’m here for a purpose which is to study and lay a solid foundation for myself. I know where I am and I always remember that motherland where I’m from. She’s beautiful though her growth is slow and steady. She struggles through development now but her future stays bright because her resources and prospects abound. I was to be a part of that growth and trust me; it’s the right way to go. I’m positive………..wait a second, someone’s at the door. My friend just walked in. The cold air from outside sent a shiver through my body. I smiled and indeed it made me re-affirm that when the time eventually comes, I would definitely go back home.

The Amateur Blogger!

Hello my people!I cant help wondering on what side of the bed i woke up this morning but all i felt was this insane desire to visit my Aunty Bella and Funmi Iyanda’s blogs to know what they had to say today.Iguess thats where my inspiration came from o.Alas i thought to give myself a suprising birthday present.I have oficially decided to start my own amateur blog.Surprsingly sha,i barely know what to talk about but i’m sure that with i’ll catch up and be able to laugh about the day i started.At the moment i’m battling with adding a bit of colour at least and beleive me all this html language and templates are not exactly easy.I’m determined to pull it off at all cost though so please i’d be needing all the help,support and advice i can get.Remember,its my birthday gift and i dont think its too much to ask.Thanks a lot for una anticipated co-operation.