Why I’m Starting This Blog

Black Accountability

For the record, no; I’m not here to gossip nor am I here to complain or bitch about life. I wanted to start this blog to express my thoughts in a productive way. As I continue to look at the affliction throughout our community, I feel a growing need for more voices within the community. I’m not sharing my thoughts to kiss ass or hate on anyone. I’m sharing my thoughts because I have tremendous love for our culture.

I named this blog “Black Accountability” because I believe accountability has long been lacking with us. As years have gone by, we have spent too much time making excuses. Too much time blaming others. Not enough time working on our own self development. Not enough time holding each other accountable. We cannot grow until we do this. Whether it’s in politics, economics or any other category, we have to stop blaming people and making excuses as to why we haven’t progressed. Yes, slavery has set us back. Systematic racism has set us back. But I have news for you; if you’re waiting on the government or someone else to uplift you, you’ll be dead by then.

I grew up in the projects. I lived in a shelter. I don’t share that with you for pity or attention. I share to show people you can pull yourself up. Its ok to admit your were born disadvantaged and still place yourself in a better position. Cause I’ll be dammed if I wait on anyone to save me or blame anyone to make me feel better about my mediocrity.

This blog will discuss culture through various lenses such as politics, media, sports etc. I welcome anyone who wants to discuss or submit a post to feel free to reach out.

Whoever reads this, I hope this finds you well. I hope you’re doing what is necessary to better the lives of you and your family. Last but not least, I hope you’ll join me in the fight to bring back Black Accountability. Let us never forget, we did not come this far, to only come this far.

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