Sunday, January 22, 2012

I Have A Dream About A Dream

I have a dream today. I have a dream that brothers and sisters would recognize who gave them what they have today. I have a dream that brothers and sisters would look back and be reminded of who gave them the help up a wall that seemed to never come down in equality. I have a dream that people would recognize who gave them the opportunities and freedoms today. I have a dream that people would not forget a King that sacrificed himself for the betterment of his people. I have a dream that the people would take heed into what the King wanted us to do with our freedoms. I have a dream that people would look back and respect a King's journey to giving his brothers and sisters what they needed to live a better life. I have a dream that college students that dont look like the majority of people thank a King that gave them the opportunity to enroll in a top notch university. I have a dream that stereotypical drug dealers look back at a King that gave them better avenues to take than settle for what their society is giving them as a "form" of equality. I have a dream that stereotypes were made to be broken, not conformed to. I have a dream that dreams were meant to happen, not to be forgotten.

If you read this and really think you are thankful for what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did for you to be where you are today and have the opportunities you live with today, good. If you sit and wonder why I have a dream about a dream about some guy half a century ago that was a leader for civil rights, and share  his skin, you have clearly lost appreciation for what many of your skin died for in the past and are not worthy of the joys you appreciate today because of what they sacrificed for you to be where you are today.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Moral Monday: Being On One

It feels good. It feels nice. It comes on a sudden burst of energy that people may not understand when it happens. The feeling of being on one.
To some, this is simply a feeling of cockiness that forms after years of being on the top. For others, like myself, the ability simply comes from evaluating the life you are living and how you choose to live by looking past the negative and appreciating all the positive in your life. I am thankful to be able to have learned how to look at the top side of things rather than worrying about how a past action has hurt me because I feel as though you grow more when you can clear your mind of negativity and simply live as happy as you can. Being On One isn't a statement but more so a way of life.

Think about it, as a black man, do you think it is attractive to stand on the corner selling drugs and seriously say you are Being On One when in reality you are making less than minimum wage? (Divide the amount you make in a day by the amount of time you spent making that money and see what the number is) Do you think Being On One is chasing the guys that look good and drive the nice cars when in reality they are using those nice cars good looks to find the girls that will chase them so they dont have to do any work and get all the play? (Yes, I am trying to say those type of guys do not believe in sticking with one sex partner) Do you think living in the limelight is a statement of power or corruption? (Yes, I am saying that not everyone in the limelight deserves to be there from the actions that got them there) Being On One is an impact within itself.

The Movement of Being On One:

Believe In Yourself
Never trust in anyone else to believe in you. You must instill in yourself something others cannot find for you. Yes, you may need help in your journey to discovering belief within yourself but it is OK to do so. There is no wrong in getting help through others. Just dont expect others to find your beliefs. You must ALWAYS find your own beliefs. No true believer found belief through others, it came from within like spirit and pride or thought and action.

Stay True to Your Self
If you dont think you are wrong. You are not wrong. If you aren't comfortable with doing certain things. Dont do it. Never be swayed by others unless you are staying true to yourself. Although this is easier said than done, life is built upon influence from others around you. Being influenced by others comes parallel with staying true. Be influenced by things that are a part of yourself. Dont be influenced by things that dont relate to you because that will simply drag you down an unaware alleyway asking for a crackhead to mug you and leave you for dead.

Do the Right Thing
Right or Wrong. Black or White. Good or Bad. Love or Hate. This is pretty self explanatory. If you dont know what it feels like to do the right thing and how it feels to do the right thing let me know so I can keep you in my prayers.

Never Back Down
Bullies are set in life to test your strength. Users and abusers are put in life to test your strength within yourself. People down others to test their strength. If you allow another man or woman to let you become belittled by them you deserved it. We are ALL on the same spectrum. We have all been made from the same plan. The only difference is the mission in each plan. Nothing can be considered more powerful unless they found the ability to become more powerful than my maker. And from what I understand, I dont think our maker would be dumb enough to make something of his creation that could potentially take his throne. It wouldnt make sense for one to do so because if the maker needed to change something, it might actually be hard. Never back down unless you are staring in the essence of your maker. Everything else is irrelevant objects that try and replicate his essence when in reality it can never be reproduced.

Know Thyself
If you dont love yourself, how can you love others? If you never experienced yourself angry, how do you know how to handle it? If you were never happy, how do you know what tru happiness means? Think about this. Not everyone experiences what it means to experience something in its greatest form until they experience it so if you have been able to see yourself at its extreme, thank your maker for giving you that opportunity because not all have done so.

Respect/Love Your Maker
They say the good die young. Everything happens for a reason. Nobody has a plan for life other than our maker. Praise its essence. Worship its greatness because some will see it or never see it at all. The only way to know you will see it is if you can honestly say you have lived in its shadow of Trueness. Im not saying go to church every Sunday. Im not saying forgive yourself for all the bad you have done. All I am saying is if you died today, could you say to yourself you lived true to yourself and your maker?

Longevity Yourself
Pretty Obvious. Eat Right. Do everything in Proportion. Never over consume. Never over indulge.

Never Forget
Forgive everyone. Forgive yourself. Never forget what they did because they will do it again if you forget. The saying goes "You hurt me once, shame on you. You hurt me twice, shame on me."

Continue to Learn Through Yourself and Others Around You
Never stop learning. Life is a lesson. To reach the end of life with a good mindset, never stop learning. Never stop observing. Never stop teaching the predecessors. Never stop giving back. Never stop helping. Never stop thanking. never stop producing. never stop working. Never stop stay True.

Moral Word: Legit

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Whacky Wednesday: The Prancers, Pidgin Tippy Toers, Stiltworkers, Booty Levelers, and Swagga Daggas

Alright ladies and gentlemen, the time is now to visualize and realize who can and cannot wear high heels. I am sick of going out to parties, extravagent events, concerts, clubs, and anywhere that "non-heelers" reside. Non-heelers simply referring to the individuals who ATTEMPT to wear heels out to parties but fail due to their lack in ability to wear the heels all night, look good when they wear the heels, choose the wrong size of heel to wear due to their height, maybe thought the line into the club wasnt going to be as big as it was, or whatever else, the list goes but definitely all of the above! I will gladly categorize these individuals down below in my very own lovely way of pointing them out the next time you see them.

Have you ever watched horses in a march or festival prancing around like they are the stuff? It looks really cool right? They trot flipping their hooves like the cockiest creatures on the planet while flexing their muscles with complete and utter ease as though they already know why people want to ride them around. Even better, people put nice little horse shoes on them with ribbons, flowers, wreaths, anything that will make these beautiful animals look more beautiful. They are fun to ride but never get them angry, they will surely throw you off, or kick you, or even screw you over if you give them the chance, seriously. The act of these creatures and their prancing is a marvelous site and I guess people love it enough to try and mimick it whenever they decide to come off as though they are the cockiest creatures to ever walk the planet of the earth.

The women that decide to prance in heels must think their muscles and assets are too good to display without looking like complete fools by shifting their hips and weight above their legs as though they are literally trying to prance like horse gracefully do. The issue with this is... women do not look attractive prancing. The prancers walk with their heads up high but their 'hooves' clicking like they are attempting to win a tap dancing competition. Ladies, if this reminds you of your disabilities in heels, please sell all your heels to horses so they and try them on and show you how to work it in the sexy.

Pidging Tippy Toers
Do you watch ballet? Have you ever noticed how great ballet dancers have the amazing ability to tippy toe on their feet faster than most people can shift their feet? These acts are meant to be displayed on a stage, not on a Saturday night outside of Club Rub from a female trying to run, at least she looks like she is trying to run, into the club. I get worried because it almost looks as though she is about to faceplant on each step.These women most likely end up in walkers by the time they are 35 from the denial of not being able to walk correctly in pumps. Wait a minute... arent pumps for strippers anyway? I think this may be where the problem lies. Ladies, its not about the height of the heel you can stand in, its all about the swagger in the woman that can pull off a high heel. Like professional sports, it is not meant for everybody to go hard in the paint. I am sorry to say it.

Booty Levelers
Alright now, I am going to ask you all a question. This question applies to all races, shapes, colors, ideas, genders, ages, and yes, even babies. You may see them walking from a distance... they look as though the weight in their hips are literally making them dance as they walk. As they get closer, you realize, its a woman. You realize this woman may unknowingly cause her rear end to crash into you like an asteroid hitting earth and launch you into the future. Its ok though, this wont happen. If your lucky, you may walk by without thinking, "Whoa..." Most people have to take a second look to understand what they have just witnessed. Most people wonder if they could have that power with their body when they walk by people. Others forget it even happened and move on with their lives. All in all, the weight shifting of these women causes their glutes to get much attention to the natives from its presence. Although these Booty Levelers cause attention with their actions, they dont have that spark. What spark do I speak of you ask? The aura of a womanizer. The breath of an ice queen. The look of a black panther ready to pounce on anything that gets in their way. Who has these features you ask? Keep reading and you may find out.

Swagga Daggas
Need I say more. Since I feel you read enough. Enjoy pictures of beautiful women that know how to strut their stuff with attitude and praise when they need to without looking like a fool and filling a room with their swag....SWAG! I would have been more... umm... diverse with my findings but this is all I found in the last 15 minutes. Enjoy.

Complete stability. Flawless pleasure in the pain of it all. A hint of confidence.

If you  can balance on one leg like this, please let me know. It does not and should not go unnoticed. Swagger.

Alright, yes its Jennifer Aniston. That's not the point. Do you see the aura? Do you not feel the swag in this picture? Do you not get sucked in by her confidence, beauty, booty leveling swagger?

Wild Thought: If the shoe fits, wear it. If the heel hurts, spare it.