Thursday, April 23, 2009
The N.B.A. play-offs are here and there are a 16 teams to start with but by mid-May there will be only a few teams to contend for the title as N.B.A. Champion of 2009 ,well me and alot of others predict that the 2 teams who will battle it out at the end is the Kobe Bryant Lakers-vs- the Labron James Cavaliers that will be the best 2 teams to me, I was a Laker fan growing up in Flint,Mi. Don`t get me wrong I love my Detroit Pistons but, as all good teams go through the re-building phase as the Pistons are now they will be back,but for now my $$$$$is on Kobe ,Lebron still has some more growing pains to go through, but thats just my opinion, I still don`t like how they select the M.V.P. before the champion is crowned they say Labron is going to get it thats kool but Kobe did`t get on til years later after he had won 3 championship titles heck Magic Johnson won his 1st championship as a rookie with the Lakers but the M.V.P. went to Larry Bird so since then my M.V.P. is the guy who leads his Team to the championship enough said who do you like ?? D-wade Heat, C.P.3 Hornets the Dirk titless Mavericks the K.G. less Celtics I like 3 rings Kobe(don`t call me Jordan) Bryant.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I was reading in a book titled :Breaking Bread by Cornel West & Bell Hooks that :Death is always close by.And what`s`important is not to know if you can avoid it,but to know that you have done the most possible to realize your ideas. So true in fact to add to that quote is we are only here on the earth once and to make the best of all of your God given talent, and not waste the blessings we have also been afforded by our predessors ie: the right to vote is a prime example the right to be educated etc. I contine to read more and more about people that I use to see in the library books and just turn the pages or not even pick up there are so many titles I want to read God willing I will fullfill my journey.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Hello I`m back, lately I have been in numerous conversations at the work,out and about but mostly in the barbershop yes it`s a great place to open up topics from sports to politics etc. but we were talking about what WE as citizens have to do to support Mr. President Barack Obama (I like the sound of that) now that we got him in the "The Hot Seat"(he will handle it well) I feel like on the budget note we need to be more(I have been trying to get better at this and I will ) in tune with our needs and not our wants, yes more controlled spending(me I love the toys & gadgets),because we look at the G.M. issue and alot of us (well not me I live in Michigan) have turned our heads, yet it will have, and is a trickle/ripple effect on auto prices, insurance cost,air travel cost, stress levels will continue to rise along with crime in the hood and suburbs alike the murder rate domestic abuse among children and women has increased the shelters are at full capacity everywhere and least we not forget the homeless numbers are up (yes people with jobs) On a historical note I feel as African Americans we are survivers but why continue to put our backs against the wall, On the educational front many states are faced with closing schools(we will go from 35-18 buildings including 2-new ones 1 high and 1 middle school due to lower enrollment because families are re-locating because of their employment options are better etc. So we don`t need all those old buildings true it`s sad to see some of "old school" buildings hit by the wrecking ball but $$$ wise it`s the best thing to do along with trimming some of these un-needed positions all these extra principals some schools now have 4-5 principals why?? and administration is over rated as well lets put some of those $$$ into better curriculum and supplies for the children, and if uniforms are required the state budget should pickup the tab base in family income levels as they do for breakfast/lunch programs.Part of Mr. President Obamas`(I like saying that LOL!!!) stimulas package(whew yes it finally will be approved) includes training/educational $$$ that if we don`t go after(hell it`s free to us) it they will find other B.S. to spend it on and that won`t help the democratic power base at all they already said he was`nt ready/qualified/smart enough/experienced enough to run the country well I truly feel he`s off to a good start, so yes WE have alot of work to do yet yes remember Dr. King ,Mrs. Rosa Parks, Ms. Harriet Tubman they laid the road now as me and my wife watched the B.E.T. Honors program last night it was also educational for the both of us the Mr. Ervin"Magic"Johnson, Ms. Judith Jamiesons, Mrs.Bea Smith (B Smith Styles) Mary J. Blige Congressman James Clyburn(he walked with Dr. King) of S. Carolina have paved the roads we not to march on but build on to continue their dreams/ legacys so as I continue to and my wife build on our own buisness ventures(Graphics Arts & Crafts/decorating & sewing ) We will support anything(legal of course) others are starting from t-shirts hair/skin care products, clothing,produce by spending our $$$ with them because because if I earn $2.00 i will spent at least $1.00 back into the community. And we need to continue to support our churches and help them spread the word to let people know as they struggle that they are not alone thats the role of the WE the people. Thank You again from Uncle Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) .
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I love the fact that we now have an African American President, but what interest me most about it is how we reached this point.My thoughts are simple to explain,we have(blacks/minorities)have worked really hard to earn our spot in politics, race relations ,the educational process, religion,sports, etc. Mr.President Obama has once again proven that it`s not (as Dr. King said in his famous I Have A Dream Speech)in the color of our skin but the content of our/your character. And the more we as a people across the racial spectrum continue to educate ourselves the stronger the good old U.S.A. will be because under the Bush adminstration we lost alot of respect from other countries and respect from ourselves so lets tighten our game up, so we can once again take our place back as the most powerful country in the world that we have been known to be. Thank You Mr. Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50)