BLACK YOUTH OBAMA HAS STOOD UP FOR YOU, NOW STAND UP FOR HIM!
"Obama also called for providing more support for African-American boys and young mans who disproportionately end up in prison or homicide victims...You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
African American youth President Barak Obama spoke on your behalf; he stood up for you. Will you stand for him? He cares and is concern about your future. I know that there are many African American young persons doing positive things. Keep doing what you do. However to those who still don't get it, wake up! Your lives are at stake. Obama has stood up for right, not just for a better world for black youth but a better world for all children.
Trayvon Martin father shattered the myth of absent, uncaring black fathers as he and Trayvon's mother stood together side by side. Now we must shatter the myth that we have no unity and that everyone can get rich off of black people's pain and insecurities. Stop using your weapons against each other. Self love is the key before we can extend this love to others. Jesus said: "Love your neighbor as yourself." No one is coming, God sent us to save ourselves.
What black people must do now: mentor the young, volunteer at places that need your help, perform community service, help the elderly, Instead of gang wars, perform exercise drills to reduce stress. Your brother is your gift, treasure him. Your sister is your gift, treasure her. They are more valuable than any name brand item and they are the only thing worth dying for.
In <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Egypt last year I asked a young man his name and this is what he said, "my name is Fifty Cent". I went from America to Egypt to meet a Fifty Cent. Young people do you know your power? Music artists have huge influence and they either are part of the problem or part of the solution. A rap song that encourages you to get your piece and hit the streets is not part of the solution but the problem. A song that promotes money over Bs is not part of the solution but the problem. Demand more from artist or boycott record companies that sends negative message about African American people. It is time to.define yourself.