Tavis, where has the love gone?


A picture is worth 1000 words. What does this picture say? It just does not look like a lovefest. Smiley and some of the notables that took part in his discussion in Chicago look defeated, but why? Yes, things are not good in Black America. We have the largest percent of unemployed workers  and there are no jobs to be had in our community, but what can be done to change this situation? This is not a situation that we got into overnight and it can not just be solved by the president. Yes, our issues are important but the president is president to all the people, and whether Smiley accepts it or not there is not going to be a black agenda in this current administration. Smiley said “We love Barack Obama. We want him to be a great president. We believe he can be a great president, but great presidents aren’t born, they are made. They have to be pushed into their greatness. They are pushed into their greatness when we hold them accountable.” I agree with Smiley on this point but we must all be accountable including Smiley.

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  • elogam  On March 21, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Sadly, too many people have the same attitude about the president as Mr. Smiley. He’s doomed to failure if he ever tries to be “The Black President” that Smiley apparently wants.

    The black community–if there’s still such a thing– would be better served by a two pronged approach. Entering into partnerships with business interests (ex. Magic Johnson) and encouraging local black entrepreneurs to open businesses within the community and then support them. The rest of us need to do our part, namely: get the best education we can manage, avoid getting into trouble with the law, and disrupt the babies having babies cycle that hamstrings our youth from chasing whatever brass ring there is and overburdens the welfare state. We don’t need Obama to tell us that.

  • penny wize  On March 22, 2010 at 12:02 am

    @ Ebony Mom & Elogam

    Clear, concise and to the point.

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