Sunday, March 05, 2017

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Covers: "The Great Black Migration BACK Down South"


I still have a small set of family members living in Pittsburgh.
The last time I was there was about 4 years ago at a funeral.

I vividly recall watching two local television broadcasts on "cable access"

  1. A Local Black Activist complaining that BLACK PEOPLE were being ECONOMICALLY MARGINALIZED in the "Racist City Of Pittsburgh" and that there must be new energy invested in FIGHTING THE WHITE ESTABLISHMENT for more jobs for Black people - particularly Black youth
  2. On the second show there was a "Technology Leadership Forum" in which some local leaders from the Pittsburgh business community, and academics from PITT and Carnegie Mellon told about the difficulty in retaining YOUNG TALENT within the Pittsburgh area.  Young people were either leaving the area to go to college elsewhere and never coming back home OR getting a college education in Pittsburgh but upon graduation LEAVING for some other part of the country.
At that time I saw TWO SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT - both living in their own ecosystem.

The "Angry Black Activist" wanted to "Stick It To Those Crackers" and FORCE THEM to help Black people.   The business people and academics lived in a cocoon and, despite their desire for LOCAL TALENT - 'untapped Black community resources" never even entered their minds.

Two their credit - I can attest first hand that most large corporations have a community and schools outreach program to give working professionals a chance to reach out to the young people and set them on a sound path. 

UNFORTUNATELY we are dealing with FORCES that will require a stronger and sustained countervailing force to make this course correction stick.

(I should post the video of Cardi B [who I have never heard of before] and her sister being ignorant on YouTube)

"BLACK PROGRESS " / 'ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT" IS The Organized Institution Who Will SEE/DEFINE THE MARKET NEED FOR GOODS AND SERVICES And Then PREPARE THE 'HUMAN RESOURCES' Who They Claim As 'A Community' To Occupy These Positions Using Skills And Talents ' So That The END PRODUCT Is The DESIRED STANDARD OF LIVING.  (Not 'Perpetual Struggle" or "Unity" )


THE NEW GREAT MIGRATION TO THE SOUTH - source


THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS  - Source
BLACK HISTORICAL SITES IN PITTSBURGH - Source

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