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James Brown Should SAY IT LOUD!!!
Sledge (L) at annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner in
Augusta, GA 2005. In the background is Karlton
Howard. Photo © Shakira Lemon
with all the negative publicity
surrounding the proposed James Brown
Festival, scheduled for some time next
month, I find myself wondering, WWJD
(What Would James Do)?
I guess a better question would be What
SHOULD James Do? After all, this ALLEGED
event is being promoted in Brown's name,
and practically in his image, and he
should have the character to step up and
say "Hold...Enough!". I personally think
James Brown should contact Champ Walker
and demand that all operations cease and
desist until this donnybrook has settled
into a believable, workable solution and
a proper tribute can be made, probably
A lot of people, famous and not so
famous, think the festival would be a
great idea and would love to
participate, but with a price tag
of $50 per ticket, uncertainty of
attendance by performers, even the
Godfather himself, and (rightly or
wrongly) the negative vibes much of the
OBJECTIVE public has towards anything
even remotely related to Charles Walker,
Sr., the success or even the occurrence
of the event is greatly in doubt.
Many of the groups originally claimed to
be participating (by Champ Walker et al)
have stated they have no idea what this
is about or that they have other plans.
James Brown himself stated that he was
not contacted by the promoters, and
originally declared that he and his band
were booked solid through the dates of
the festival. JB has since states his
desire to attend if the promoters would
pay for his band's transportation, to
which they received the reply, uh uh.
James Brown, as a public figure, cannot
stop Walker or anyone else from using
his name editorially, but any commercial
enterprise that uses the name of ANY
person, famous or not, requires that
person's consent, and James Brown, to
protect his own image, should call a
halt to the proceedings right now and
request Mr Walker retain
Got an idea for a poll or a survey?
Lets hear it!
Blacks Less Intelligent Than Whites
The head of a prominent science lab was
suspended recently when he declared that tests indicate
blacks are not on the same intelligence level as
whites...James Watson has been suspended "indefinitely,
pending further review" of the politically incorrect
statements by the board of the Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory in New York.
Far be it from me to defend someone like this guy, but the
reason whites CAN see us the way they do is because of the
way we ACT. They don't know us personally, so they must
judge us by what precious little evidence we present them.
OK, how many huge BLACK corporations can you name? How
many blacks own large companies of ANY kind? Why do we
complain that the whites are always charging us too much
rent, interest, discriminating in hiring, etc? Is it
because not enough BLACKS are doing any hiring, or not
enough who are in charge?
Why, then, are we not in charge? what stops a million
blacks from pooling $500 each to set up banks, finance
companies, venture capital firms, brokerages, S&Ls,
department store chains, etc?
The Congressional Black Caucus website publishes a
statistical analysis of the black population
(http://www.cbcfinc.org/blackfacts.html), and lists dozens
of categories of where blacks work, live, migrate,
Read it and you can learn how many blacks work as
laborers, engineers, lawyers, managers, etc, but you won't
find a single word about BLACK BUSINESS OWNERSHIP. Of
course, one reason for that is that black politicians
don't WANT to emphasize those blacks who are not dependent
upon government for their success or survival, so this
should surprise no one.
When the NCAA initiated "No pass, no play" a few years
ago, Coaches John Thompson (Georgetown) and John Chaney
(Temple), among others, declared the program DISCRIMINATES
AGAINST BLACKS! No prominent white coach complained
publicly (except perhaps those who figured to lose their
star black players), and none threatened to quit, as did
Thompson and Chaney.
Now, I agree that requiring a
college boy to get a stinking C or don't play might
discriminate against the potentially lazy, the
intellectually inadequate, and possibly the just plain
DUMB, but I still can't figure out how that only applies
When whites see no black faces on the financial pages or
at the heads of large corporations, when they see black
kids sounding and acting like they were raised by wolves
(my apologies to any wolf) and engaging in all sorts of
self destructive behavior, where are they supposed to get
the notion that we can do anything but sing, dance and
play ball and maybe shoot up the place?
Come on. I know all about the handful of blacks who are
head and shoulders above the rest of us; Condi Rice,
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Herb
Parsons, et al, but these are mere drops in a very large
bucket. And I also know that there is no evidence that any
white man could have done what George Washington Carver
did with so little help or money, so I'm not saying that I
agree with the man or that there are no blacks capable of
What I AM saying is that whites are WIRED to excel, to
build empires and to be in charge, and blacks are not. Who
did the wiring? It wasn't God, but it was our UPBRINGING.
Most of the white kids grow up being taught and groomed to
take over the world while blacks are told that some
Republican or other bigot stands in the way of their
ultimate success and that before a black can step forward,
a white must step back. So we grow up preparing ourselves
to Find the best job we can instead of trying to create
I still recall the Million Man March, more than a decade
ago, where a supposed million black men spent an average
of $500 to travel to D.C. and proclaim to the world that
"I am going to be a better father and citizen". Look at
how easy it was to create THAT attitude. That same one
million people could have invested that $500 together and
created a company worth a HALF BILLION DOLLARS in an
You can say they might have done it if someone had
suggested it, but nobody had to suggest it to "those other
guys", who do it almost every day, going and coming.
Anyone can compile a list of white owned companies where
white investors do nothing all day but try to find such
companies in which to invest their money.
We spend so much time making excuses (racism, slavery,
etc) and feeling sorry for ourselves its a wonder we even
find time to get to work, at that job some white guy
created for us.
We can charge off to Jenna to stand up for some thugs, but
when three A students are murdered by an illegal alien in
a "sanctuary city", we turn the page or reach for the
I fully expect Professor Watson to be vilified for what he
said, and he should be, but much of the blame for him and
others like him developing such an attitude is squarely on
I don't for one minute think that blacks are inherently
intellectually inferior to whites, but I do think that for
the majority of both races, our priorities are polar
And you can say what you want about Bill Cosby, but no one
spoke more truth than he has. Like it or lump it.