Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 251

00-charlescherry2From the New York Times – A recent headline reads, ‘Jeb Bush’s Team Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida,’ and describes how Jeb’s nascent presidential campaign will spend $50 million “to lock up Florida’s best-known political operatives, elected officials and campaign donors – offering them contracts, face time and blandishments.” Will Jeb lock out Black GOP operatives and the handful of hard-core vocal Black Republicans like Rick Scott did? Or will the financial “lock up” include funding Black GOP consultants, vendors, and activities? Money talks. We’ll see…

Racist Oklahoma frat boy apologizes – A video recently went viral in which a group of Oklahoma University’s (all-White) chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity (SAE) chants, “There will never be a nigger S-A-E…You can hang ‘em from a tree, it will never start with me, there will never be a nigger S-A-E.”

Well, leave it to a bunch of handkerchief-headed Black preachers and spineless Black politicians to use the incident to “start a conversation” about racism. They flanked one frat boy on the video, Levi Petitt, at a press conference in which he asked for forgiveness and begged pardon. Petitt used Negro leadership to take one for his frat bruhs. How? No other SAE members on the video will be punished.

Case closed! Man, alla y’all Negroes should just siddown…

The sun still rises – My 14-year-old daughter Chayla is heartbroken because Zayn Malik of the boy band One Direction quit the group this week. (If you don’t have a daughter who’s 16 or younger, you probably don’t know who One Direction is.)

All I can do is to solemnly console her. I will remind her, however, that Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, and Dennis Edwards all left The Temptations. Teddy Pendergrass left Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Michael left The Jacksons. Bobby Brown left New Edition. Beyoncé left Destiny’s Child. K-Ci and JoJo left Jodeci.

And the sun still rose this morning…

Contact me at ccherry2@gmail.com.

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