Keeping It Real

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Keeping It Real

By, Ascellia Arenas

 

I have something on my mind

 
Okay, so I might be slightly annoyed but, just follow me for a moment, please. 
ALL OF A SUDDEN, everybody has a new stream of consciousness and African awareness but, we still talk trash about each other behind each other’s backs, we still block and prevent the progress of our supposed peers, we still maintain this elitist attitude toward each other (i.e. I’m better than, I’m smarter than, I’m more deserving of favor than because…)

Keep it 💯

1. Economic Empowerment-we spend money with our oppressors and expect that they will treat us better. This has proven false since the 1800’s but we keep investing our whole check in businesses that don’t even like us, let alone respect us. I will walk away from any business transaction where I am putting my money on the table at whomever’s shop and the person who is serving me doesn’t even acknowledge my presence, let alone my business. What you won’t do is disrespect me and put MY HARD EARNED MONEY in your bank account. 

2. FAKING IT-We smile in face and stab in back. STOP STEALING/ROBBING/KILLING people; ESPECIALLY our own. How could you in good conscience make a crappy deal with me and either steal my time, my resources, my knowledge, or my money? Brother…Sister…yes, you! 

3. Help Who? -When we have the authority and the ability to hire, invest, and /or support the business of OUR OWN FRIENDS & FAMILY,  we don’t. (((Crickets))) 
Stop the fakery and be real with yourself first. Change begins and ends within. If #blacklivesmatter Let’s really live and do for each other what we are begging others to do for us. They won’t respect us when we don’t even respect us. 

Really, I don’t care if you don’t like this post. I just felt it needed to be posted.  I just hope you read it and check yourself first. 
     

be. strong.

 

 ©2016 Cellibration Publishing

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