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WHY MELANIN ISN’T ENOUGH FOR BLACK MEN: THE STEVIE STEVE SYNOPSIS

Over this Easter weekend, a Black man named Stevie Stephens (Stevie Steve on Facebook) killed an innocent Black man randomly, in cold blood, on Facebook live.

While most people were horrified at the viral video and sharing subsequent videos of him explaining WHY he did what he did and what he did (sadly), most immediately chalked it up to mental illness.

Using mental illness, especially in this case, as an excuse for the murder of an innocent civilian is thee most cowardly excuse ever created.

HERE’S WHY:

The most interesting thing about Steve Steve’s commentary is that he blamed a black woman for his behavior. He even named her, (Jody Lane) and asked his victim to name her before firing the trigger.

This is the same black woman who subsequently released a statement following the incident saying he is a “nice guy” and “good to her children”. Read it Below:

“We had been in a relationship for several years. I am sorry that all of this has happened. My heart & prayers goes out to the family members of the victim(s). Steve really is a nice guy… he is generous with everyone he knows. He was kind and loving to me and my children. This is a very difficult time for me and my family Please respect our privacy at this time.”

So what happened? What caused this unimaginable tragedy.

Definitely NOT mental illness.

He left clues in his videos that he was seeking help. He stated that he talked to his mother who didn’t help. He stated he talked to other people who didn’t help and that he snapped. He wanted them to call him. He was aware of his action and consequence.

He was fully aware that what he was doing was some “sucker shit”. He said that multiple times. He even flashed his work badge. He was also a coward, shown by the fact that he picked a man who was elderly and couldn’t put up a real fight. He wasn’t really about that serial killer life.

He was fully aware and cognizant of what he was doing and what he wanted to do. He knew he wanted to be a random person. He wanted the world to know – via Facebook – who pushed him to do it. This is premeditated murder.


THE BLACK MALE MELANIN EXCUSE:

If you ask a “conscious” black male about blackness, they will immediately rattle off historical and current accounts of black greatness.

They will tell you how much melanin is a gram, how we are the original man, lived righteously as Kings and Queens, are Gods and goddesses and detail the horrors of slavery.

They will tell you how magical we are due to our high concentration of melanin, how we have overcome the slave trade and how physically and superior we are to other races.

Now, I’m not saying none of these things are factual. In fact most of what I recounted is right and exact (shout out to Yada). But, these things are often seen as enough to qualify our individual CHARACTER and PRINCIPLES.

 

Divinity is not a birthright my brother. It has to be SINCERELY CULTIVATED and REFINED consistently.

You can’t dress divinity up in a dashiki or business suit. You can’t wear a head wrap and lock your hair to achieve it. You cant vegan diet and read books to get it. You can’t go to a temple, church, mosque or shrine to get it.

It MUST come from WITHIN. It takes HARD WORK and DISCIPLINE. Men must do more of this. We gotta get our inner shit together. RBG ain’t enough.


THE FLIP SIDE:

It’s easy to say: “Well he’s an adult. He should know how to cope as a grown ass man”.

But…… What if he’s never been able to talk to anyone about his problems?
What if how he’s coped with pressures since he was a teenager has been weed/cocaine/lean/molly/liquor etc?  Who teaches black men HOW to cope??

He did “snap” but not because he was crazy. He snapped because no one was there to help him with his stress. No one wanted to listen to his problems.

He seemed to be tired of being a “nice guy” as he said. He seemed to be tired of having to mask his emotions. He always felt like he was getting “blown off”.

Or as Kendrick Lamar so eloquently put it on the song “Feel” from his recently released album DAMN:
“Ain’t nobody praying for me”.

Black men don’t really have support groups. We don’t talk with our friends about our problems the same way women do. We are taught and socialized to be strong, tough, show no love, be aggressive and never EVER tell someone your feelings.

God forbid we tell someone we are seeing a psychiatrist. The stigma of being CRAZY gets put on you and friends and family start looking at you different.

You get called a bitch or sucker if your emotional or sensitive. You are isolated and left to be strong and figure it out on your own.

What usually happens is Black men “snap” into rampant drug abuse to cope. They become more misogynistic. They become depressed. They show less empathy and conscience and become self-centered and egotistical. They become unstable. They no longer love themselves so how can they properly love another. They become abusive. They in essence self destruct.

They snap cause ain’t nobody praying for them. Sadly, they may not know how to pray for themselves.

THE LESSON IN THE TRAGEDY:

Do I think someone talking to him would have stopped him? Would him going to a church that Sunday, even if he’s not religious, just to dance and hear the choir have stopped him?
Psychiatry? A good friend who could hear him out WITHOUT JUDGEMENT and give him some advice? Maybe a meditation teacher? Some yoga? Took some time to walk with him in nature? Gave him some coping mechanisms? Or just told him “I can relate?”

Maybe. Maybe not. I have no idea.
However, I do know we, the black community, need a change and fast.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among black males ages 15-24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics say that Black adult men committing suicide has dropped but the rate amongst black boys has DOUBLED since the 1990’s.

This means the next generation of black men are dying before they are adults and willingly.

Call a black man or boy and show him some concern. Listen to him. Allow him to be vulnerable around you.
Don’t just tell him to pray. Show him how to cope with life’s pressures. Stay in tune with your son’s. Tell the men in your family you love them. Help them CULTIVATE and REFINE their character. Show him now to nurture his spirit if you know how. Be a good friend.
Let a man cry. Tell him it’s ok and it will be ok. Let him know strength IS in asking for help when you need it.

I’m not saying this would have stopped this tragedy, but maybe, just maybe it would have helped Stevie cope with his own emotions better.


DON’T BLAME BLACK WOMEN.   BECOME BETTER.

Oh…To you men on social media blaming black women. Please smack the shit out of yourself. It’s not Joy Lane’s fault or black women’s burden to carry for this individuals maliscious act of savagery.

The one thing all humans, male and female, need to learn and practice is self accountability. No one can REALLY make you do anything you don’t really want to do.

We can be SELF ACCOUNTABLE & SEEK HELP.  We can ALSO GIVE HELP.  Both are ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY for individual growth.

We need to learn to love how to love ourselves in a world where its taught that love can be bought sold and filtered through selfies, likes and hearts and learn to show empathy for others. We need to work on the spiritual and inner parts of ourselves and start shedding the masks of being “strong” when we are hurt depressed and weak.

Seek help and be a person WILLING to help. Go within. Be a better human for the world.

FEEL.

(Sidebar: Yes, conspiracy guy. This could all be a fake ritual designed to tap into the pain body of Black America on the day of Easter and further keep us in trauma and in the “sunken place”. He was driving with a cell phone which pings back and forth to cell towers in a car. Also the recent admission that he went to Philadelphia means he had to go through a toll booth of some sort. But..who knows?)

Peace, Power and Prosperity,

White Supremacy Does NOT Exist!

 

The phrase White Supremacy is being thrown around a lot especially due to Donald Trump being named the President of the United Snakes States. of America.  Let’s look at this word Supremacy.

SUPREMACY:  the state or condition of being SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS in authority, power, or status. – Webster’s Dictionary.

Supreme : 1520s, from Middle French suprême (15c.) and directly from Latin supremus “highest,” superlative of superus “situated above,” from super “above” (see super-). Supreme Being “God” first attested 1690s; Supreme Court is from 1689. – Etymology Dictionary.

White supremacy is a lie and does NOT exist.  I’ll Explain.

I abandoned the term White Supremacy from my train of thought about 3 years ago.

I realized that white supremacy is a FICTIONAL narrative used to put a spell on the minds of people of color so that they feel less then and therefore behave as such and/or feel victimized in this age of information and the land of opportunity.

The real issue is White Privilege.  Let’s look at the definition & etymology of this word : Privilege.

Privilege:  a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available ONLY to a particular person or group of people. – Webster’s Dictionary

Privilege  (n.)  – mid-12c. “grant, commission” from Old French privilege “right, priority, privilege” (12c.) and directly from Latin privilegium “law applying to one person, bill of law in favor of or against an individual,” in the post-Augustine period “an ordinance in favor of an individual, privilege, prerogative,” from privus “individual” (see private (adj.)) + lex (genitive legis) “law” (see legal (adj.)). Meaning “advantage granted” is from mid-14c. in English. – Etymology Dictionary

White privilege is based on the silver spoon inherited by most whites due to slave labor and the financial rank of their forefathers.

Slaves and other immigrants, building the infrastructure of america for nothing or less than nothing, did not have the benefit of forming industry and business relative to their white counterparts.

Racism, as a created social construct, was deemed necessary to fuel American industry and justify making man into animal and unworthy of the spoils of his or her own labor. This also justified the mistreatment and mis-education of the Native Africans, Native Americans and other indentured servants.

This caste system with its roots in India and Aryans nomads from the north (where the group Aryan Nation got its name) where white men were better than men of any other color, became a tool of the class of the American banking elite and enforced through the Virginia slave codes enacted between the 16 and 1700’s

If we go back to the initial definition of Supremacy at the beginning of this article,and it’s etymology, we will see that saying the term White Supremacy is in essence saying the white man is Godlike in comparison to you. We will also see the term “supreme” introduced into law around the same time  the slave codes were .

Coincidence? I doubt it.

In history, when people are conquered, the land is taken, the old God’s or deities are replaced with those of the new rulers, their history and books are burned and erased, women are taken and subjugated and their language is changed to that of their conqueror. The ruling class is often educated, rich and has a large army.

This is a standard practice of WARFARE and most of it is PSYCHOLOGICAL.  There is nothing “Supreme” about it.  It’s the business of power and control of the minds and bodies of the masses.

A poor uneducated white man or “white trash” is just a Nigger with blond hair and blue eyes who doesn’t use his white privilege effectively. Nothing “supreme about him. An educated white man will benefit from white privilege mostly due to institutionalized racism, not supremacy or anything godlike as the definition states.

The 1% doesn’t care what color you are. They Tax EVERYBODY and create loopholes for themselves. They control the masses with Religion regardless of race and manipulate them EQUALLY. They practice divide and conquer tactics and use the media to accelerate group think.

The idea of White supremacy is a mesmerizing SPELL that DOESN’T exist and that idea may be holding you back. Saying someone is supreme or superior over and over is highly detrimental to one’s advancement and state of mind.

If I even think about that term, I mentally change it to WHITE PRIVILEGE which is much more truthful and accurate based on an objective historical lens.

Reprogram your mind and your body WILL follow. Repetition is key.

Proactive Educational Always Creates Elevation.  Ask Malcom X.

Compete with all that oppose you. Read on different subjects.. Create. Get out of your comfort zone.  Produce things. Consume less. Travel More.

No one is more supreme than YOU.  Be SUPREME.

Your thoughts? Follow me @Rob_Blackstorm on Twitter or facebook @  Rob Blackstorm Watson.

Peace, Power and Prosperity,

Why I don’t give a damn about #Altonsterling, #Philando Castille or #Blacklivesmatter

Before I go into this article I would like to honor the spirit of Alton Sterling and Philando with a candle and a moment of silence……
Now, here is why I don’t care……

You see, I’ve seen this scenario play out since the proliferation of cellular phone recordings over the last few years. In fact, black death is becoming  prime time media and water cooler fodder to be digested for about two weeks then discarded till the next shooting or news of a zoo gorilla caring for a precocious black kid.
It goes like this…
Black male/female does misdemeanor crime or minor questionable activity. White male/cop shoots or kills them in cold blood.
Conservative media says that’s what he gets for breaking the law/fighting back. Liberals call for peace, marches and prayer rallies. #blacklivesmatter hash tags take over the Internet. The victim’s name get hashtagged. Protests/Riots take place. People get arrested.
2 week conversation. Story dies down. Months go by. People move on.
After time passes and the anger and protests die down, police officer/murderer goes to court. Insert Al Sharpton.
NOT GUILTY is the verdict. The officers get rich from Gofundme.
The family gets a little over a million dollars in a city settlement agreement (sometimes).
Repeat cycle…..repeat cycle….repeat cycle….

I read a brief article and consciously decided not to watch any footage of the Alton Sterling shooting. I will not read any more articles about it. I will not watch the news ( which I barely do anyway). My social media interactions will be curated.  I will not take on this pain. I will not hash tag or wear a hoodie again (R.I. P Trayvon)
It sucks at my soul. I hate seeing black people get murdered. Most importantly I hate Black folks cowardly responses.
Here are the most popular.

#Blacklivesmatter:
#Blacklivesmatter is nothing more than a social media hashtag till popular news media moves on. Name me one substantial thing the black lives matter pseudo-movement has done to stop police brutality. Name me one thing it has done to stop killings in Chicago. Name me one inner city school that has improved by it. It may raise awareness but knowledge without action is stupidity.
I haven’t seen one law change or one innocent person receive justice due to the “movement” that moves nothing.
It’s a cute logo though.
Prayer/Libation/Marches:
All this was done and Trayvon Martin’s killer is walking around AND profiting from his death. I guess the gods old and new don’t love us black folk.
Bitching:
I used to bitch and complain myself till I realized that my life is my own and only i can change my life and environment. I realized i can beat the devil but i had to beat the one within FIRST, then spread that power i gained outward.
We complain too much about what the white man is doing to us. We talk too much about his perceived power. We men talk about him like he is a boogeyman. Unbeatable. Untouchable. The white man is a genius for making us feel that way. We shook. Scared to death and scared to look.
The white man is doing what he has been doing for 400 years. Hell, since he repurposed gunpowder. He is great at keeping a foot on your black ass neck, using you for financial gain and murdering you. This is what warfare is about. The whiteman may be the ultimate warrior.
We say “Let go and let god”
You don’t know how often I see posts on social media about the “evil” whiteman on …HIS…white owned and police monitored Facebook and Instagram.

Here is a simple question to my people:
Are we out thinking white men? Are we using some of their knowledge to become better?  Are we organizing, Are we stealing part of their legacy like they did ours? Do we see the white man as our competitors? Do we wanna compete? Do we really think the whiteman out thinks us on every level? Or are we whining and complaining like bitches???
Dr Claude has an answer:
Do we also utilize “silent weapons for quiet wars“? Do we produce our own propaganda? Do we have think tanks? Are we proactive? Are we really at war with them? Or do we get emotional and reactionary when the news tells us too?
Jill Scott has an answer.

The Dallas Shooter(s) and Black men:
Whether you think the Micah X Johnson event was real or it was fake doesn’t matter. It is irrelevant.
What matters is that Micah X (the govt/false flag etc for you conspiracy nuts) did more for the black family then Trayvon’s Martin’s dad did for his son, more than Mike Browns dad did for his son and the list goes on.
Tamir Rice and Akai Gurley don’t have men in their family??
Eric Garners wife is a lil hood. So was he.
No thugs in the family?
Black men believe in Jesus and other crucified saviors so much and are quick to go to churches and temples to hear how their “saviors” SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES for their sins for the whole human family but they wont dare die for their OWN  blood families. The irony.
We praise Malcolm, Marcus and Martin and don’t even realize they REALLY lived the life of Jesus by DYING for us!
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In closing,
Until INJUSTICE is met with INJUSTICE by the men in the families of these victims, I will not take on their pain or trauma.
I refuse.
If their own fathers, uncles, and cousins aren’t willing to die for their own kin, I won’t cry or stress for them either.  If the men in these families won’t stand up, I’m not standing up or being emotional for them either. 
I CAN’t care about them because black men don’t care enough. We aren’t leading enough. We aren’t strategic enough. We aren’t courageous, proactive or bold enough. 
I empathize and I’m sympathetic but I will not take on the pain, trauma, stress and confusion of another criminal police shooting that will not lead to justice. It’s bad for my spirit. It kills my courage.
We’d rather talk about black women’s hair, Empire, how they behave, shame their bodies and call them bitches in our music and conversation. We seem to be more viscous online then in real life. We like safe rebellion like profile pics and meme. We like wearing purses and midriff shirts. 
But…I think the skirts are starting to fit better on black men. The tight pants are reflective of our state of being. The effeminate attitudes are the by products of our collective failings. 
 
Black lives don’t really matter to black men nowadays. We are becoming more lost, cowardly and underappreciated by the year day.
 
This is why I don’t care. By August, you’ll be over it. Sad but true. Maybe sooner.
You say your Kings, God’s, And Divine right?
Well … you will keep getting sacrificed for the world to see while the universe screams out “SHOW ME !!!
We didn’t learn from Trayvon. We didn’t.
The best thing to do is get a friend from every race and ethnicity and utilize them, their knowledge, perspective and resources to get ahead.  The best thing a black man can do is get a good, sharp business minded woman on his side, stfu and listen. More on that another time…
But…….
Niggas are scared of revolution. 
Peace, power & prosperity.
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33 Commandments to Reverse the Death of Black Manhood

Black manhood is not the way it used to be.  Black men are getting more feminine as years pass.

With alot of black men dying or incarcerated and reality television stereotypes of black manhood, it would seem as if all hope is lost.

Well, here are some rules that every black man should follow to re-awaken their manhood and regain our glory.

 

1. Thou shall not say “yasss” , “hunty”, ” throwing shade” or say anything ” gave them life” unless they are gay.


2. Thou shall not be without a checking and savings account.

 


3. Thou shall not argue with their woman like a woman for he knows a woman’s voice is HER power and HIS power is in silent action.


4. Thou shall not neglect education and the acquisition of self-knowledge.


5. Thou shall not make excuses for not making currency in either an entrepreneurial endeavor or hired labor.

6. Thou shall not look down upon and demonize black youth. One should encourage, guide and uplift.


7. Thou shall not marry and take the wife’s last name.


8. Thou shall not be an unbalanced feminist and minimize the man’s role in society and family.

 

9. Thou shall not bleach or lighten their skin.


10. Thou shall not perm, blond or relax their hair.


11. Thou shall not practice Afrocentrism in white owned institutions of employment.  Soldiers wear camouflage for a reason.


12. Thou shall not say any female of another race is better than the black woman.


13. Thou shall not support any cause/politician/group or religion that doesn’t support, honor and fight for the human rights of black people


14. Thou shall not adopt terminology associated with LGBT culture unless one is gay or lesbian. See #1.


15. Thou shall not watch ratchet reality shows unless it’s to critique, analyze and educate


16. Thou shall not watch or endorse media that portray us in an unfavorable way


17. Thou shall not trust the television news media, magazines, newspapers,  TMZ, Mediatakeout, Worldstarhiphop or any other website that promotes lies, false imagery , fear and the infighting and overall destruction of our people.


18. Thou shall not think they are conscious, awakened or have Knowledge of Self because they have African clothing, jewelry, medallions, tattoos, books, knowledge of history and black culture etc.


19. Thou shall not seek approval from white culture for black character and creativity, no matter how it’s viewed by white culture


20. Thou shall not wear clothing specifically made for women like dresses, skirts, blouses, bras, panties etc.

21. Thou shall not call white people niggas unless one expects to be called a nigger by the same white person

 


22. Thou shall not neglect their health, diet or physical fitness


22. Thou shall not walk by their neighbors without saying hello when you pass them


23. Thou shall not demonize psychotherapy and those who use it to heal

24. Thou shall not physically, emotionally or mentally abuse women


25. Thou shall not neglect their spirituality and daily personal growth

26. Thou shalt not fall victim to cults of personality and shall critically analyze all leaders and movements


27. Thou shalt not think they know it all when new things are discovered daily


28. Thou shall not think the ghetto is a place of black pride


29. Thou shall not look down on so-called pagan spiritual divination systems which originated in Africa

30. Thou shall not neglect or abandon their children regardless of the children’s mothers behavior or attitude

 

31. Thou shall not be one who doesn’t own at least one pair of dress shoes and a suit and tie.

32. Thou shall not be without a passport


33. Thou shall not depend on the system of white privilege to employ you, feed you, create jobs for you, give you justice in his courts, create institutions for your benefit, educate you or your family, give you shelter, show you Gods way, support your dreams, heal you, love you or stop trying to destroy you overall by any means necessary.

Let’s get back to greatness!

Why the Ashy Conscious Hoteps Hate Beyonce

Sometimes it’s not good to do good to some people.

Some people are used to drama and pain because that’s all they know and if you show them kindness they will attack you for it or try to take advantage of your extending hand. They aren’t used to goodness and don’t know how to appreciate it.

You can give them a dollar and they say “Shit, He got it, He should have gave me ten dollars” . Or, you help them move all day and they say “Damn, she could have at least helped me unpack too”.  You know those people. Nothing is ever good enough and if you do one right thing they find five that you did wrong.

Ungrateful and want to take advantage of your kindness. SMH.

Let’s get into Beyonce’s AMAZING half time show at Superbowl 50.

Beyonce’s performance was excellent. She came out in all black and had her dancers dressed like female members of The revolutionary Black Panther Party who’s slogan was “POWER TO THE PEOPLE”. You know, the group that probably is the reason your kid is eating free lunch at school.

The Superbowl is the nations top televised sporting event and Bey chose the occasion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, highlight the #Blacklivesmatter movement and bring attention to the death of Mario Woods in California. Powerful.

She even channeled Micheal Jackson.

 

I was impressed and i’m not even a Beyonce fan. She showed a willingness to put her money and fame on the line to promote the struggle for Blacks in America and endure the criticism from the establishments of racism . SHE DID THIS ON THE BIGGEST STAGE IN AMERICA!!!

As i logged on to social media following morning i expected to see  so called “conscious” Black Americans happy as hell that:

A. Beyonce is waking up or

B. Beyonce did this for US in Black America!

But no. The Hoteps/Conscious community was NOT HAPPY. How disappointing it was to see the anger and vitriol  about Beyonce doing the RIGHT THING FOR BLACK PEOPLE!!

Is it because she wasn’t wearing 3/4th’s of cloth and a Kufi?

Ans: Yes, she was half naked. So was your momma when she had you and so are most indigenous African women. Even in traditional African ritual the women are scantily clad.

Is it because she has a blond weave?

Ans: She does. But again, youre momma or auntie might have one on now. Does this make her less black?

Is it because she doesn’t speak up about every single issue that black people want her too?

Ans: Singing is her job. The stage her workplace. Do you have #Blacklives matter stuff all over your cubicle?. Did you organize the people in your office to pray for Freddie Gray?

Nothing is good enough for those who do nothing. They don’t appreciate kindness. They spit on hands that help pull them up.

When she went to the march for Trayvon during the Zimmerman trial, the Black conscious community accused her of trying to steal attention from the seriousness of Trayvon’s death. So she slid to the background, stopped going to marches, but donated millions of dollars to #BlackLivesMatter and her and Jay Z were bailing out  protesters during the Baltimore Uprising. But the conscious community got mad and said she was just throwing money and not using her celebrity to bring light to the issues.

 

So now she performs at the Superbowl, the most viewed television moment of every year, with the Black Panthers as her backup dancers, fist in the damn air. She’s using her celebrity in a very public way to support blackness, and now y’all saying she just doing it for publicity?

Do you really think Beyonce needs to do a publicity stunt when she drops albums out of nowhere, with no promotion, that go multi platinum?  Seriously?

Remember this?

She’s been here the whole time and the black community has been attacking every effort she makes. Every. Single. One.

She should have done another catchy jingle song that she normally does and wouldn’t have to deal with this backlash from cretins like this……

It’s so sad that so many “conscious” people want to discredit what Beyonce is doing because of what she’s not doing.

Seemingly discrediting her because either she also supports gay rights or just simply don’t look the “Natural” part.

This lady not only financially supports black causes but risked alienating her most lucrative audience to make a statement on behalf of her own black Americans.

Yet these same people judging and ridiculing do nothing but look the part and sound the part but make no difference. Reminds me of many Baptist preachers. Just because you may feel like you need to rock a Afro in order to be proud of being black, many don’t.

Watching Hidden Colors twice a week, creating memes,  eating a alkaline diet while wearing your dashiki will not set your people free. You like style over substance. Stop wasting so much time being rebellious and be EFFECTIVE.

Mario Woods family must be ecstatic…

You conscious Hoteps hate Beyonce right? Tell me what YOU’RE doing that equals what Beyonce did at that Superbowl??? 

I’ll wait..

Be CONSCIOUS of the fact that being pro black is just that, being pro black and not a Afro or being a Hidden Colors enthusiasts … put your money, time and life on the line for your people and stop idolizing self severing rebellion. 

 

Get in Formation!!!!