Sunday, May 28, 2017

Music & Culture - Daily Toast Kuumba 527171

Peace FAM:
We once again talk about culture, at the beginning I was joined by my girls, but they soon abandoned ship for a movie. This left me the space to have some adult conversation with y'all. We are neglecting the power of culture and the tools of culture, and we will not be able to march very much further in this highly competitive, and race based world if we don't start learning the lessons, and building for our future. Music is such a powerful tool that we have allowed to be hijacked.
I recently was at a talent show, and the young people sang, and danced, but all of the songs that my (our) children chose were from white artist. All the songs were about pushing beyond limits and inspirational. I had to laugh because I could not think of any age appropriate songs by a Black artist that my kids could sing that fit that model. We have allowed our culture to be pimped, and turned into a weapon against us. I for one will not stand for it. We have radio stations in our communities that swear they represent us, but in reality they represent record companies, and investors who all benefit from the failure of Black people. If we do not start moving to take control of "This Thing Of Ours" it will be used against us, and before we know it we will be totally removed from the game of life. We have no other choice but to begin building culture, and make the way smooth for the generation that follow us. If we fail at this our people in America I believe are doomed. We have already been pushed into a permanent under class, from our rampant consumerism, and lack of political,or economic understanding. Our children are handed over to institutes of mediocrity, and taught skills that are no longer relevant in these days and times. This is why I fight and post daily, and rant on my channel. i know that there is a small group out there that feels the same way I do and may not be able to speak the truth, but we have to do better.
take some time checkout the video and let me know what you think. Your input is very important to me, it let's me know how I can become better, and it gets dialogue going.
Peace, Power, Joy, and 1hunidyears
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