Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The End of the Black Race?

Lately something has been disturbing me greatly and I would like to share it with you all.  It's not the corrupted prison system, gun violence, murder rates, nor the high gas prices that got America going crazy.  It's something extremely worse: AIDS in the black community.  When I found out that AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 25 and 34, I was devastated.  This deadly disease is killing off our beautiful black queens at an alarming rate and this statistic is destroying the foundation of our community. The black woman has been and still is the backbone of most African-American families.  Whether it's her taking care of a single-parent household or supporting her man in whatever way she can.  Our black queens need to display these same strengths when it comes to making life threatening decisions.  With most of the black men in prison serving lengthy sentences and the AIDS virus flooding our communities, is it the end of the black race? 

It hurts when I pick up a newspaper or magazine and read a story about another victim.  Even though we are not related, I feel a strong connection to them. I'm human and that simply connects us all.  That person could be my son or daughter suffering from that tragedy. Please wake up and stop letting lust control your lives. Be wise when choosing a mate. Pay close attention to their lifestyles, find out as much as you can about their prior relationships, and entertain the question of whether or not they think bisexuality is okay.  It's sad to say but  there are a number of men and women who are bisexual and don't notify their partner, which adds to this statistic at a deadly cost to our community and our unborn children; especially with bisexual males. But this is not entirely their fault because even though condoms are not 100% effective, they are free and give you a better chance at protection or in this case living. Its sad to see how some people don't put any value on life. 

There are men and women in this world who surprisingly spread this deadly disease intentionally out of anger and frustration. I have read numerous articles and witnessed this first-hand on two occasions.  It hurt me to the inner depths of my should to hear these guys say forget it, I'm going to pass this shit on like someone passed it on to me. And it's not just the men with this deadly revenge, I can remember reading about this young lady who would leave a message on mens mirrors in red lipstick that would read, "welcome to my world you've got AIDS!" Even more recently I was speaking with a friend on the phone who was very upset.  After enquiring why, she told me she was looking at a clip on YouTube of this young, handsome man who had sex with over two thousand women between the ages of 15 and 30. Sadly, not one had asked him to use a condom. If this does not make us wake up, what will? 

So please don't let my so-called image fool you, I am a man with a conscious and I love my black people unconditionally. 



Anonymous said...

Wow! This is so true I seen the guy on youtube confessing his deadly liaison with countless young black and hispanic girls.This is murder in its truest form. Let me introduce myself, I'm Brenda a 28yr old single mother of two and this is my first time on your blog. I'm impressed with your sensitivity and love for people.The virus AIDS is a disease that too many of us have experienced and too few of us have actually been proactive in our communities about . Churches most often consider this issue taboo and a direct implication of sinful acts. This can be the birth place to open up a dialogue in preventing and helping those living with the virus by offering resources and a platform to those who want to educate others through their experience.

Ricky Ross said...

I didn't get a chance to see the guy on YouTube but from the way my friend explained it, it was terrifying. Not only was he passing out AIDS but he was messing with minors, girls as young as 15, I consider people like this to be serial killers. They are letting people like this walk the streets but at the same time they are throwing guys in prison for selling a dime bag of weed. I think there is something really wrong with our system. Don't they know that this guy infected 200 people? And that the 200 could have easily infected 2000? These are very dangerous games that we play. Yes, I have experienced a few friends that caught it and I agree we must become more pro-active in our community, especially the churches. I don't think that our churches have been used to their full potiental. Most young people dont want to hear about what happened in Jesus Christ's time, they want to know about what effects them today. I hope that this is a birth place for opening up a dialogue for preventing and helping those with the virus. If we all start working together we can prevent this as well as the ills that are effecting our country. I am working on a blog now on going the extra mile, I hope you check it out and let me know what you think, and thanks for you comments. $RR$

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about young people not wanting to go to church nowadays to hear about the life of Jesus,I'm like that also. I rather not attend church to hear antiquated lessons I rather hear how those teachings of yesterday or in Christ time can be transformed or provide solutions to todays problems. But I do consider myself a Christian but I'm not religious. Times have changed from when my parents went to church. I can remember when she said, her mom told them that a man who was "called on" by the Lord himself is way more trusting than the guy who went to school to preach.I prefer to have a theologian as a pastor because based on my experienced they are more equipped in knowledge and can answer most questions thrown at them dealing with the modern world.Young people have detailed,intricate questions that they need answers to. They are not like the youth of yesterday readily available to believe the beliefs that are passed along. You also mentioned that you have another blog. Where can I find it?
*Peace and Love*