There’s a lot of confusion in the Black community. I find that a lot of us look up to the people who we believe to have made it or we deem as successful which is understandable. We tend to pride ourselves by naming the first Black this or first Black that and we think that these people are history in the making. The truth is that we do have a lot of Rich, educated, and successful Black people out there; we always have. The other truth is that a lot of them don’t do shit for Black People. I can’t tell you how many “successful” people Blacks tend to celebrate and admire that don’t do anything for Black people. I see a lot of us drop these photos especially for Black History Month saying the First Black this or that but what did they do for Black People? What good is it to celebrate a Black man or woman that “made it” if they didn’t do anything to help Blacks? The truth is that the only reason some of us idolize these people is because White people have given them a pass. They have made massa proud and now white people have given you the right to celebrate them. I don’t move like that. I don’t care how rich, how successful, or how educated you are, if you didn’t do shit for Black people then I’m not looking up to you.
Written By @KingKwajo