In writing this blog, I find myself trying to put it into a framework that I feel people would be excited about and drawn to. By no means will I write about celebrity scandals or whatever current celebrity obsession in order stay current but I do want to gain an interested audience. I choose to write about my people and my community and my dilemma came when I began to question "Will people listen and more so will they care?" I ask this because it seems to me that Jimi, Huey, and Malcolm have been replaced with Jay, Diddy, and LeBron. Not to insinuate that the latter figures aren't great in their own right but we now admire figures for their lifestyles more than their moral code.
...Then came another pearl of wisdom from a friend who in so many words told me I should say "fuck people" and follow my own design. He went on to share his belief that the progression of the black race is stagnated due to our fear of individuality, we feel the need to be apart of a group even if that means allowing our true passions to subside. Who wants to carry a torch if they feel their light won't be noticed?
However, if we can break the chains of comfort, complacency, and conformity as well as support each other-we may be able to have our cake and eat it too. We can have our Dwayne and our Martin because at the end of the day we are all endowed with unique talents; couple these gifts with enCOURAGEment and imagine the results. So without further adieu...J'ai Fame.