Why Don’t Black African American Leaders and People Love Black African American Babies?
by Charles E. Campbell @charlesecampbell @BlakMenUnited
Black African American Babies are dying in Columbus, Ohio at a rate 3 to 4 times that of the national level and Black African American Leaders and People don’t seem to care enough to demand a stop to this epidemic. Black African American Leadership at every level condones the result by not demanding those in power solve this crisis. Columbus Ohio Politicians don’t know how to solve the problem. They have given millions of dollars to a White Agency called Celebrate One, but will they refuse to give money to Black African Americans, who offer solutions to address and solve this problems? The 2016 Ohio Health data revealed the White Infant Mortality has decreased in Columbus and Black African American Infant Mortality has increased. Translation: White Babies deaths are decreasing and more Black African American Babies are dying in Columbus, Ohio.
I’ve been called an “Angry Black Man” because I care about the suffering, oppression and genocide taking place in the Columbus Black African American Community. I believe that I have a responsibility to help solve many of the problems facing Black African American People, but because I refuse to cooperate with the racist policies and programs that led to the current social and economic conditions of Black African American People, then I’m characterized as an “Angry Black Man”. I refuse to respect Black Leaders who benefited personally or professionally, while they ignore the suffering and oppression of Black African American People. A person’s Soul should not be for sale. Anger is the appropriate emotion when you care about the needless death of Black Babies and the suffering of their parents and family.
In the 20th Century after the Civil Rights Movement, White Supremacist understood the psychology of Black Enslavement and desire for inclusion and equality, which focused on the color of white people as racist. They recruited, groomed and trained Black African Americans and placed them in position to help maintain the racist laws, policies and programs that have help to devastate the Black African American Community and the results can be seen when you drive through the Linden Community of Columbus. It was Bill Clinton’s Racist Crime Bill that led to the Mass Incarceration of Black African American People. It created a financial incentive for a racist society to profit from police profiling and property seizures, arresting of Black African Americans in the illegal drug deals, and courts sentencing disparities that helped fill private prisons and created a slave labor force in state prisons. It also led to millions of Black African American Children being placed in the foster care system and drained the Black Community of valuable human capital.
Today, Columbus, Ohio is a test market for how to use these “Black Faces In High Places” to help suppress and oppress Black African American People, while growing economically. Most of Columbus elected politicians are elected Democrats, except for judges, only because they are not allowed to use their party affiliation on the ballot. Black African Americans become confused when Black Politicians who are elected, do nothing to help change their social and economic conditions. We have never been taught to focus on the equitable redistribution of tax dollars, which we pay, back to our community. Instead, we still believe that racism can only be implemented by a White Person, so when we see Black People helping to maintain or not calling for the repeal or replacement of those racist laws, policies and programs, like the Republican tried to do for Obama Care, they make excuses for their poor leadership toward our problems.
Despite electing a Black African American as President of the US twice, our social and economic conditions never changed. Despite having more Black Politicians on Columbus City Council, Columbus School Board, as Judges, Attorneys, representation in the US Congress and Ohio Legislature, things never change for Black African Americans. Why?
I believe the the reason is that Columbus elected, anointed and self appointed leaders have no love for Black African People based on our current social and economic conditions. They give great speeches like Obama did, but the data tells the true picture. They have “Gone Along To Get Along “by sacrificing their moral integrity for a job, city contract or political position, at the same time ignoring the pain and suffering of Black African American People. Have They No Shame At All?
Shame on corporations like Amazon, Facebook and Google, if they consider Columbus as an ideal place to relocate, while Columbus continues to ignore the suffering of Black African American People. Shame on all the Columbus Corporations who are excited about the $50 Million Dollars SmartCity Award and the $502 Million Private Investments to Columbus SmartCity, but they don’t care about the inclusion of Black African Americans in the redistribution of SmartCity funds to address the inequality of Black African American People in the Linden Community of Columbus, who were used to help win the SmartCity Grant. If they allow a continuation of racist policies, practices and programs that used, then intentionally exclude Black African Americans, they remain part of the problem. Columbus, Ohio will never be a great city, when Black Babies are allowed to die at these crisis levels and the oppression and suppression of Black African American People continues. Corporations should demand that Columbus City Government declare Black African American Infant Mortality a City Health Emergency, waive Competitive Bidding Procedures and fund Black Lead Innovative Solutions created to Stop Black Babies Dying. I question whether they have the moral courage or integrity to do so. Are millennials who are capable of demonstrating leadership?
Black African American Leaders and People don’t love Black Babies and will accept them dying at an epidemic level and remain silent and continue to defer to a White Lead Agency called Celebrate One, who is implementing a solution that is not working for Black Babies, because they feel powerless to change their conditions. When you are label as an “Angry Black Man or Woman”, by a racist ecosystem created to protect White Supremacy in Columbus Ohio, you are silently, financially and professionally targeted and your opportunities are limited. Through racist laws, policies and programs, Black African Americans have been made to exist in either a state of Fear or Greed. Those two states leaves no room to care about Black Babies Dying. The problems of socially engineered poverty, and economic oppression have contribute to what is happening to Black African People in Columbus Ohio and I hope the world is watching.
What are the solution for Black African Americans In Columbus Ohio:
Don’t support or Vote for Black Leaders who do not have solutions to the problems of Black African American People.
Ignore any elected politicians currently in office and vote for someone new, if just to send a message that their poor leadership toward Black African Americans is unethical, immoral and unacceptable.
Communities Stop inviting politicians or any leader to “Pop Into And Out Of” your community meetings. If they don’t have the time stay to the end or commit to an hour to listen to the concerns of the people they represent, they should not be invited.
Demand equitable access to SmartCity Funding for Black African Entrepreneurs who have been excluded from the process with racist policies and programs. Ensure some portions of SmartCity the $552 Million Dollar SmartCity Fund be allocated to address the social determinants of the Linden Community the gave Columbus Proposal the winning edge in the Federal SmartCity Competition.
Create new Black Business Ecosystem to compete for SmartCity Funding.
Demand that Columbus Mayor and City Council provide funding to Black African Americans to address Black Infant Mortality. Black African Americans must pool our own money to help Stop Black Babies Dying and address our social and economic conditions. We must be given the right and respect to implement our own solutions, base on our unique cultural understanding the negative impacts of White Supremacy Laws, Policies and Programs designed and implemented that create the social and economic conditions of Black African Americans in Columbus, Ohio.
Demand that all City Policies and Programs that have produced negative results for Black African Americans be declared racist and revised to produce inclusion and equality.
It’s time that Black African Americans Leaders and People start loving Black African American Babies once again. The late William “Bill” Moss once taught us, that “A man can ride your back, when it’s bent”. It’s time that Black African Americans stand up! Without Black Babies, we have no future!