This should be catalogued as yet another story which focuses on the after-effects, makes references to the motivating effects but yet ultimately fails to do the necessary introspection of the large gap that exists in Black America between:
- The investments of our "Equal Black Ballots" and our "Fused Black Community Consciousness"
- and the "Present contents of our "Black Community Bucket of Worth" that we were told would be overflowing if we had stayed IDEOLOGICALLY UNITED in line with the "Black Racial Services Machine" and the Joint-Venture Partnerships that they had lined up for our salvation.
I am often accused of pointing too many fingers of blame against my ideological enemies but offering too few SOLUTIONS.
What people can't seem to understand is that WE ARE NOW LIVING IN YOUR SOLUTION that you sold to us some time ago!!!
These people need to first prove that THEY are of the proper consciousness to VET ideas that are presented to them as SOLUTIONS so that their interests are protected in the future and thus this situation is never allowed to happen again.
Until the Black Community erects a framework that defend our "Core Consciousness" from the ideological and political exploits that seek to misappropriate the contents of our 3 buckets - NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE.
NEW YORK — A catastrophic flood emptied New Orleans of much of its black youth. Powerful social forces may be doing a similar thing to places like Harlem and Chicago's South Side.
Over the past decade, the inner-city neighborhoods that have served for generations as citadels of African-American life and culture have been steadily draining of black children.
Last year's census found that the number of black, non-Hispanic children living in New York City had fallen by 22.4 percent in 10 years. In raw numbers, that meant 127,058 fewer black kids living in the city of Jay Z and Spike Lee, even as the number of black adults grew slightly.
The same pattern has repeated from coast to coast. Los Angeles saw a 31.8 percent decline in its population of black children, far surpassing the 6.9 percent drop in black adults. The number of black children in Atlanta fell by 27 percent. It was down 31 percent in Chicago and 37.6 percent in Detroit. Oakland, Calif. saw a drop of 42.3 percent, an exodus that fell only 6 percentage points below the decline in flood-ravaged New Orleans.