by CAP BLACK
I tell American Black men that they are AMERICANS! NOT “refugees,” “political prisoners,” and other outcast outlooks downloaded like malware.
I remind brothers (of ALL colors) that we MUST be MORE than our circumstances!
This Not-So-Great Recession is breaking spirits from one end of America to the other. My “Make Peace with America” message is needed NOW more than EVER.
American Heroes within each of us are needed now more than ever! Big faces in high places don’t have us at the top of their To Do lists!
Hard as things are presently, it’s up to us!
Was the first winter the pilgrims had hard? YOU BET! No central heat nor high-tech thermal clothing was available, so guess what? People died, cold and miserable.
THANK GOD YOU AT LEAST HAVE COMFORT TO COMPETE FOR TODAY!
Was it hard being an African slave or an American one for that matter? YOU BET! As much as we gripe about (VERY) high taxes and liberty, no one owns us outright— not yet at least.
THANK GOD LEGAL SLAVERY AND ITS FIRST COUSIN, INDENTURED SERVITUDE (WHICH MANY WHITES WERE WHO FIRST ARRIVED TO AMERICA) ARE OVER!
I’m not giving you some pie-in-the-sky rap where everything is gonna be fine if we hold hands and sing an old Negro spiritual.
I AM SAYING we’ve got to look to our history (ALL OF IT and not just our portion) for inspiration— and information!
People who had it MUCH WORSE than many of us made it. We need to study their stories deeply.
Everyone reading this has an American Hero inside him or herself. This American Hero may already be active, helping others with little more than good intentions to keep him going.
Other American Heroes may lurk under the surface, struggling against doubt or depression. I’m saying you NEED to be a Hero for yourself first!
You’ve got to slay dragons in your life; and with that strength, you can help others do the same. There are men, women, and children who draw strength from strong men in their midst.
The American Hero within can either be late (as in dead), or great (as in larger-than-life).
Your move, boss man!
Cap Black, The Hood Conservative
Cap Black is a Contributing Writer to The Bold Pursuit
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