Let's see, we have enough churches in the black community, enough so-call organizatons that have been usurping funds and authority (when someone blacks speaks up, they are called haters) only to do very little for "US"; look at the mission statements of the Urban League, Eastside Task Force, and others.Really, how effective are they? Who are they really helping??? If they were adhering to their mission statement, poverty, inequity in education, crime, etc would not be as rampant and dominating in "our" community.
FACT: The Chamber presumably brought over $200 million loans for black businesses. Yet the unemployment rate here is over 20% for blacks!!
FACT: The reason why they changed from the African -American Chamber of Commerce to the Multi-Cultural Chamber was for the sole reason of obtaining grants. Where are all the black businesses they
Fact: So the Multi-Cultural Chamber is looking for a developer??
They had one, Mr. Bobby Abramsom on board as a member at one time.
Oh by the way, the black contractors who said they were looked over, the Chamber had/has one on board. Mr. Hanner.
Not all blacks in Chattanooga have fallen for the mafia-style way of "sticking it to the community" and acquiescing the fact that right is right and wrong is wrong.
GOD gives me time to repent and get it right. If I don't, HE steps in...John, Sherry, and the rest of you, get it right.
In all fairness, we as a race have enough money coming thru our community to fund a small nation. Only a handful of blacks are our worst problem. I'm just saying...I could be wrong. But what if I'a right?????
When good people regardless of race remain silent when wrong/evil is done, it only will simmer and then spew more and more.
"As a man thinketh in his or her heart, so is he/she."
Let's look at the facts:
1. Where were our so-called bleak, I mean black leaders where a black man was shot over 40x???
2. Where were our bleak I mean black leaders when they allowed $14 million funded for the Franklin Middle to left from da hood and ended up elsewhere.
3. Where are these leaders who call our kids thugs and gang-bangers themselves; are these leaders bringing any type of strategic plan to our community?
4. What about the that bldg. on MLK they had built for supposedly low-income families. That bldg has been vacanted for years at the expense of the black and white citizens.
I could go on...it's sad where some of us who are black have a knee jerk re=action.
This thing with the school board is a surface issue that goes way deeper that what is being address.
The blacks who really care, it's past time for us to stop allow the "bleak leaders" to showcase the lack of planning. I am sure their intentions are noble and bias. But this is 2011 and we are still talking!!!!
Lastly, the word "murder" was used last night at the meeting.
Fact: for a killing to be considered murder, there normally needs to be an element of intent.
Common-law jurisdictions state, murder has two elements or parts:
1. the act (actus reus) of killing a person.
2. the state of mind (mens rae) of intentional, purposeful, malicious or premeditated.
In closing, this is another wake-up call for one nation under GOD indivisible with liberty and justice not for some, but for ALL!!
The meeting that took place last night was a gathering of people from all races who are hurting, angry, disillusioned,
looking for justice, etc...we as GOD'S creation is experiencing a lot of turmoil and chaos that has resulted in what we are dealing with at the present time.
Many of us who attended the meeting, assumed we were going to be privy of any or at least part of the investigation the N.A.A.C.P. had/has stated they had ascertained. At least this is what the assumptions are; the C.P.D has closed their investigation so what else outside of an independent investigation should we expect????
This is one of the reasons why so many of us are upset and shaking our heads in a state of stupor hoping that someone
will provide some solid leadership in the Black community.
We as a race of people must stop shifting blame and turning the other cheek of absolute responsibility in the Black community...we are to blame ourselves for overlooking
the internal struggles of social welfare, promote education
(and not just sex),develope a plan for "self-empowerment" throughout the community, become more involved and educated in the political sphere and the churches must leave the 4 walled-building and "become our brothers keeper" regardless of color.
JESUS has already given the cure for the ailments we are facing...