Sunday, March 12, 2006

Someone emailed this to me. I thought I would share them. This is something to think about.

21 THINGS AFRICAN AMERICANA NEED TO DO ACCORDING TO TAVIS SMILEY...

1) Register to vote, or shut up!

2) Take all that money out of those stocking caps, in cans, mattresses, and floorboards and invest money in something. For starters, invest in the food you eat and clothes you wear.

3) Learn another language. Ebonics does not count.

4) Stop using the "N" word in the year 2006, especially since Merriam-Webster has announced it isn't changing the definition.

5) Buy something each week from a black vendor.

6) Stop blaming white folks for 98% of your problems, while giving them 100% of your money.

7) Subscribe to Ebony, JET, Black Enterprise, Essence. Then subscribe to one of the three weeklies: Time, Newsweek, or US News and World Report. After we read about what's going on in our world, how about knowing what's going on in theirs? It is, after all, your world.

8) Stop walking past each other and not speaking.

9) Be on time for something, anything!

10) Get an annual check up; herbs do not cure everything!

11) In all thy ways acknowledge Him (GOD) and He shall direct thy path." prioritize this as #1.

12) Stop being jealous of one another, learn to look past the material things and see the person for who they are.

13) Get involved in at least one charitable or voluntary community service.

14) Say a prayer for someone besides yourself.

15) Hug your child/spouse/parent today.

16) LOVE ONE ANOTHER!

17) Learn to Let Go and Let God.

18) Stop talking about it, and be about it.

19) Let GOD order your steps instead of the world.

20) P.U.S.H.!! Pray Until Something Happens!

21) In all that you do, get understanding, (turn off the TV, and open a book).
Don't just read this, DO IT and encourage others to take nothing for granted.....
Tell people what they mean to you - TODAY!!!!!!

21 comments:

for_the_lonely said...

What a great list! ;)

Did you catch Flava tonight? Hoops won it...man, I coudl not have been any happier to see that damned New York go...LOL

Have a great Monday!

Love,
Sarah

Brea said...

Some great adivce right there!

naas said...

Great post! Heck I live by most of them...

#1 should be a priority for all who wants a voice.

Hasan Mubarak said...

That's great advice for any community that is either in minority or is feeling deprived in any part of the world.

Clay said...

i guess if a black person isnt a christian or doesnt identify God as HE/HIM that you arent doing what you should be ...

E said...

That is a great list!

SmartBlkWoman said...

Excellent list.

I hate to hear black people talk about being on "cp time" when they are late for something. Many black people have heard so much negativity promoted about them that they are now promoting it about themselves.

Dee said...

I agree!!! I hope and pray that people listen.........

Rose said...

for the lonely: you know that New York was my girl. See I only get that much drama when watching t.v. I really wanted her to win. Hoopz was cool and all but she didn't like flava.

ProfessorGQ said...

I love Tavis' intentions, but he doesn't take action and I believe that action speaks louder than words no matter how cliche that sounds.

His addresses also doesn't have the audience that SHOULD be listening to his messages. If the messages was told in the streets, I think the words will hold much more weight.

Rose said...

Thanks Nevah.

Rose said...

hasan mubarak: Some of this could help many if they would apply it.

Rose said...

Clay:
I wouldn't say that. I think you have to use whatever will help you out of what's listed.

Rose said...

E and Smartblkwoman: Thanks

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

Now that is a great list. The world would be some much better if even half of us would follow it!

Thanks for sharing!

TTD said...

i love this list! thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

The list has broaden my arising. Thank you for sharing it with me for, I will share it with others.

'ka said...

i read this list longggg time ago :D it's a good list.. actually not just for african americans :)

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