The Bad Guy Speaks

Harlem born and raised. What y'all know about ballin' out in front of the building on a crate tied between the Walk/Do Not Walk sign?

Dr. Johnson: Mental Violence is the violence that occurs in the mind of an individual when they are force fed negative information about themselves and are then forced to try to obtain some degree of sanity as a result of the psychological poison that has been put into their mind. You see, the mind is like a plant. Plans are rooted in soil. The brain is the soil. Every seed sowed must grow and bear fruit. So whenever you teach a child to hate himself, when you teach him that he is nothing, but most importantly, when you teach him that he will never be nothing, then he is automatically wrestling with himself and second guessing his ability and possibilities. Psychological Terrorism is the deliberate external social engineering of the minds of Black boys to a point of self hatred and collective self extermination. What is interesting about Black-on-Black homicide is that whenever we talk about Black male violence, nobody puts it in a historical context. Mis-education is the mother of all violence. Economic castration is the father of all violence. If you don’t give me a decent education that would allow me the opportunity to go and get a job, and then even if I have a decent education, if you don’t give me an opportunity to earn a livable wage, how do I feed myself and my family? I am automatically forced by circumstance, not choice, to engage in illegal activity. Our sons are not out here stealing cars because they want to, selling drugs because they want to, robbing people because they want to. It is because they are forced by circumstance through a lack of resources and I think it if trifling that you have educated Negroes, preachers, Imams, politicians who got the nerve to blame Black men for the situation that they are in when they have done nothing to help correct the circumstance and have only by their inaction aided in maintaining it. In 1970, what did they start doing in Black communities? They started taking out the last remains of any factory based manual jobs that we used to work at and were able to earn a significant amount of money where we were a able to take care of our families and our neighborhoods. But now, when you go through Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, you see abandoned factories that have been converted into luxury apartments that use to employ hundreds of Black people. So in 1970, a concerted effort was made to depopulate the Black community of any industries to eliminate the jobs. When Black men cannot provide for their families, that creates Mental Violence. Mental Violence automatically begets some form of escape to cope with it. So in 1980, they dropped off crack deliberately to the Black community. No one can talk to me about a war on drugs. There is no war on drugs. There is only a war on Black men.

—Dr Umar Johnson (via telvi1)

yasboogie:

"And I heard something about that, that in the pre ‘greement prenuptialment…” — Bishop Don “Magic” Juan: Ice-T’s prenup includes Coco’s butt

When my acute self-consciousness grew to what the psychologists refer to as the “double-bind” type, my instructor would again approach me and say, “Loong, [Longstreet] preserve yourself by following the natural bends of things and don’t interfere. Remember never to assert yourself against nature; never be in frontal opposition to any problems, but control it by swinging with it. Don’t practice this week: Go home and think about it.

After spending many hours meditating and practicing, I gave up and went sailing alone in a junk. On the sea I thought of all my past training and got mad at myself and punched the water! Right then — at that moment — a thought suddenly struck me; was not this water the very essence of gung fu? Hadn’t this water just now illustrated to me the principle of gung fu? I struck it but it did not suffer hurt. Again I struck it with all of my might — yet it was not wounded! I then tried to grasp a handful of it but this proved impossible. This water, the softest substance in the world, which could be contained in the smallest jar, only seemed weak. In reality, it could penetrate the hardest substance in the world. That was it! I wanted to be like the nature of water.

Suddenly a bird flew by and cast its reflection on the water. Right then I was absorbing myself with the lesson of the water, another mystic sense of hidden meaning revealed itself to me; should not the thoughts and emotions I had when in front of an opponent pass like the reflection of the birds flying over the water? This was exactly what Professor Yip meant by being detached — not being without emotion or feeling, but being one in whom feeling was not sticky or blocked. Therefore in order to control myself I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature.

Bruce Lee [@] (via yasboogie)

jessehimself:

Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.
Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 
Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 
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jessehimself:


Autum Ashante was accepted into the University of Connecticut at age 13.


Stephen R. Stafford II entered Morehouse College at the age 11 with three majors. 


Tony Hansberry II at age 14 developed a time reducing method for hysterectomies at Shands Hospital 

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(Source: rare-ethnic-images-and-truth, via hi-imcurrentlyobsessed)