Black Fathers 2 Black Sons

Black Fathers 2 Black Sons

by

C. Earl Campbell DA 3rd

 

You are the greatest gift a supreme being can bestow upon a father,

We see ourselves, as we watch you grow up in a racist society and know why we bother.

 

You ignore our advice about peer pressure and fall into socially engineered holes,

In search of your manhood with alcohol and fun, instead of knowledge and goals.

 

As we work hard to provide and challenge this system, we expect you to pursue your best,

We are trying to create examples and be role models for your success.

 

We must do more to help you mature by showing you the truth,

That Black Men ain’t nobody’s victims, unless we embrace the lies of our own youth.

 

We are a Got-Dam Force of Nature, only afraid of our own true potential and soul,

With the courage to dream unimaginable possibilities without fear or control.

 

You inherited our traits, but not the genetic guidance to understand your power,

Puberty often over-rides your common sense and makes you mentally strong as a flower.

 

It makes you see your Mothers as weak females, who don’t deserve your respect,

They are twice our equals with love and compassion and the strength to match our intellect.

 

Like in the Matrix Movies, we must intervene with a choice to remove the illusion from your mind,

Expose the truth of those in power who can no longer control your Young Black Behinds.

 

Every year produces another generation, that are unprogrammable by religion or fear,

Your are the Black Race’s Salvation, if we can keep you out of the road, acting like a deer.

 

Now hear us! As we teach you about emotional intelligence, manhood, patience and love of race,

Mental tools and skills required before you can take your leadership place.

 

It is waisted potential for you to end up dead or in jail for breaking the law,

“I wish I had listened to my mother and father” words spoken as your fresh meat becomes raw.

 

To all of our Young Black Men, know this, “Life Ain’t Fair”, so try to stay free,

Be honest, be respectful, be creative and strong, because your decisions are a reflection of me.

 

You must learn to questioned, reason, observe, think, listen and communicate to honor your oath,

Because almost everything that you have been taught to believe, limits your growth.

 

Dedicated to my son Charles Dudley Allen Campbell (21), and all Young Black Men and to the memory of Troy Davis, Executed by the State Of Georgia and the U. S. Supreme Court on September

21, 2011.

Black Economic Empowerment 101

Black Economic Empowerment 101

Black Inventors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs are still trying to innovate in 2011.  We are th salvation for the Black Community. Our unique gifts must be developed and supported by the Black Community, because the government at every level has unwritten plans that limit African American Inventors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs access to capital. Where are our AT&T, Coca Cola, Google, Facebook and Apples? It’s not because we don’t have the ideas and innovations.  Our Black Leadership often focuses on Non-Economic Empowerment Issues.  They help maintain us within our current conditions of poverty as repayment for getting elected.  Their actions speak for themselves.  

We as Black African Americans have everything we need to empower ourselves, except the “Collective Will” to do so.  We remain divided by our religions, politics, ignorance, class and self hatred.  All of this can be corrected within six months with the right leadership.

To do so, we must make Economic Development our number one priority.   The Black Community should make an effort to identify inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs within their community and select those who agree to operate without GREED.  They should collectively pool $5 and $10 to create a Venture Capital Company and provide seed funding for incubator space, pay for design and patent fees and the manufacturing cost.   They should form Economic Development Partnerships with African American Colleges and Universities that have science, engineering and technology programs. They should identify and train inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators, regardless of their race, who will create businesses within their communities, hire their people first and build factories to manufacture, warehouse and retail the products and service.   

A percentage of the taxes collected from the sale of those products and services and wages should be used to continue this “Economic Development and Empowerment Process” by creating a never ending loop that ensures funds get used to support local education, recreation and parks, community free health care services, retraining programs that help people learn how to live instead of survive.  This must be done without GREED!  Those who participate must be willing to accept 25% of Something is better than 100% of Nothing.  The Inventor, Entrepreneur, Investor, Worker, Politician and Community must take a verbal and written pledge to avoid GREED throughout this process.  Greed is defined: When Enough is Never Enough.

Respectfully,

Charles E. Campbell, Inventor, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Lover of Human Kind
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