Pride Soaring




The Kings of the four seasons by Marcella Muhammad



also known as "The Black National Anthem"

by James Weldon Johnson

Lift ev'ry voice and sing,
Till earth and heaven ring.
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise,
High as the list'ning skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chast'ning rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet,
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might,
Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee,
Shadowed beneath thy hand,
May we forever stand,
True to our God,
True to our native land.

      Maybe it’s me but the state of the Black man is becoming disturbing.  As a very proud black man I fear I can’t lift my voice and sing with the facts that are coming to realism.  We are driving ourselves into extension.  We are doing a wonderful job of disproving Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.  Survival of the fittest is not how we are marching on to victory won.  And when I sate the Black man I don’t mean the entire race including the Black ladies, my Queens, I mean the Black MEN.  I can’t sing a song of faith that we have learned anything form the dark past.  I am not full of hope for the present if we will continue on the path we are on, there will be no victory won.                                                                                  The fittest of us, which would be the most educated, the most creative and the wealthiest of us, is not maintaining the survival of the race as many of the fittest are choosing woman of other races to give their inheritance and their progeny to.  The tears that are watering the way come from our beautiful Black Queens as the find themselves carrying the race solely on their delicate shoulders with the bastard children our men won’t stay around and help with nor share the burden of.  I won’t name names because Clarence Thomas who was disgusted with racial stereotypes being brought into his hearings would be disgusted, I’m sure, to be the personification of a living stereotype.  From our elite lawyers, doctors, scientist, athletes and creative and talented men are causing a ocean of tears watering the way.  The blood of the slaughtered we tread a path though is that of the women we have destroyed with our low down “Down Low” activities.                        My beautiful, creative and talented Queen, Terry McMillan would understand the meaning of the low down “Down low” brothers as she lost her groove after finding her husband were gay.  According to a study by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, the odds of men contracting HIV/AIDS from a woman is about (1%) of female-to-male transmission compared with 20% transmission rates in the female partners of infected men.  As my beautiful Queens are becoming the largest group becoming infected with HIV/AIDS I can’t help to wonder why?  If your are a Player, Player then with the odds of twenty to one of you contacting the virus from a woman, where are you getting is from.  I understand that a third of our men are either on their way to jail, already incarcerated or on parole from our great white uncle’s penal system where brotherly love is taken to extremes.  Is this the gloomy present we are in rather than coming out of a gloomy past?  The white gleam of our bright star is becoming nothing more than tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids falling from great heights.                                                                                                                                             

Artist: James Brown
Song: It'S A Man'S Man'S Man'S World

This is a man's world, this is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

You see, man made the cars to take us over the road
Man made the trains to carry heavy loads
Man made electric light to take us out of the dark
Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark

This is a man's, a man's, a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

Man thinks about a little baby girls and a baby boys
Man makes then happy 'cause man makes them toys
And after man has made everything, everything he can
You know that man makes money to buy from other man

This is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

He's lost in the wilderness
He's lost in bitterness


When James Brown and the Famous Flames wrote and sang this song in 1966 there was a certain amount of truth in what he was professing.  However the veracity is not close to true nor has it ever been factual when it comes to the disappearing Black man.  Not only are Black men  providing our own extinction through our Othello contamination and our complete disregard towards our Queens and our prodigy, we are getting help from the ooutside community which through overt and covert proceedings.  William Wyndam Grenville Nickname: "Bogey" was the son of George Grenville, an earlier British prime minister.  Holding office for only a year, he shared his father's poor public image, though he did achieve one notable achievement - the abolition of slavery.  In Britain the Abolition Act of 1833 abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire, including its colonies in North America. The bill  emancipates the slaves in all British colonies and appropriates a sum equivalent to nearly 100 million dollars to compensate slave owners for their losses.  It might have been a man’s world yet compensation was not offered or given to men who were enslaved.  Thirty years later 1863, in the United States, President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation takes effect, freeing all slaves in the United States.  Again in this man’s world the Black man received no consideration as an equal to all men. Man made the trains to carry heavy loads as Landow Bell, Elijah “The Real” McCoy, Andrew Beard, Elbert R. Robinson, Granville Woods, all Black men whose innovative and creative minds provided their intellect towards the rail system that made the world mobilize and expand.  Without these men there would not have been the advancement of America to prosper.  Man made electric light to take us out of the dark, as Lewis Howard Latimer and Joseph Nichols developed the Light Bulb Filament which we use today.   This is a man’s world and yet the Black Man and he is treated as if he were nothing.  Of the thousands of inventions developed, patterned and implemented by Black Men, most of them extremely vital to our daily lives today and into tomorrow we are at best forth class citizens preceded by women, Hispanics, and Asians.                                   

Now I have had enough!  Like in the movie “network, I’ve had enough and I can’t take it anymore!”  There is a new Network program coming to mind sluice us into an acceptance of furthering the digression of the Black Man.  "Commander in Chief." Nearly 17 million people watched the second episode of the drama in which Geena Davis plays the president of the United States.  Female-president idea is gaining steam, at least with TV viewers. Can reality be far behind?  I was incensed when the former president Clinton was herald as the first black president.  Clinton Honored As 'First Black President' at Black Caucus Dinner.  The chair of the all-Democratic caucus, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.), told the crowd that Clinton "took so many initiatives he made us think for a while we had elected the first black president."  This was not only a slap to my face but I felt that I was turned around and forced to grab my ankles.  New York Civil Rights Coalition (NYCRC) president and executive director Michael Meyers suggested that former President Bill Clinton failed to appoint African-Americans to "real jobs" in his administration, asserting that Clinton's appointments of minorities were merely "window dressing" compared with the prominent minority appointments by President Bush.  Not only did I not vote for Clinton I watched his celebration and cringed as Black entertainers performed as he watched like a plantation owner enjoying his nigglets scaffold around.   I watched as he acknowledged applause after signing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which stole jobs from many Black men.  But the real kick to my area just below my belt was when a lady I admire and respect Toni Morrison In a 1998 essay in the New Yorker, she described Clinton as "our first black president. Blacker than any actual person who could ever be elected in our children's lifetime." She went on to say: Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald's-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.  For those who say Black ladies are demanding and pushy should listen as one of our Queens accept mediocrity of her Black men and verbalize a white man as being Black.                                                                                                                                                  

For those who know me know my constant need to ask the question WHY.  Why would the American broadcast Company spend the money to show a program like Commander in Chief?  Why would a major player Steven Bochco, known for NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues take over the control of the show from Creator Rod Lurie?  What is the agenda being played in Hollywood?  I say that in this Man’s world we are being fed a heaping dose of Bovine Excrement in order lead the mindless masses to vote for Hillary Clinton for President.  What better than to use an Oscar winning very attractive actress to set the ground work for training the public to parade to the polls and elect the first non white man into the office of President.  The precedence has been established.  With the fifty plus Prime Ministers of Great Britain in that man’s world there has not been a Black Man elected but there has been a woman.  The country that freed the slaves thirty years earlier and the country that is ever so liberal discounted Black men and chose a woman first.  It’s a man’s world my ass'ets. 






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