"You write the laws ... but let ME write the songs because the youth will act out the songs." -Aristotle
All we see is images of young black people killing each other, selling and abusing drugs, dropping out of school and lining up for welfare. But I'm pleased to report that there is a backlash in the black community against the values and images of Thug Nation. They may still be dancing to Hip Hop, but I'm so glad to see that many, raised by parents who called themselves deep in the game (but only came out losers) have lined up for accounting jobs, worked hard to educate themselves, and are now stepping into the workforce as new professionals.
Those who graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are armed with the knowledge it takes survive and flourish in a society that wishes to either brainwash them into impotency or deny them access to the table. Nothing new. All the information they need is now published both online and are waiting on library and bookstore shelves for them to access.
But a far greater issue sits like a time bomb within their souls ... and that's the still uncompleted answer to the question, "Who am I?"
I love watching YouTube videos of Cornell West, Dr. Ben (Dr Yosef AA Ben-Jochannan), and Dr. John Henry Clarke. What everyone needs--not just "young black professionals"--is the bar raised on the consciousness of what it means to be human ... to live a successful life ... and what it takes to be happy. We're aware that blind materialism sure isn't it, and a person with a professional degree who hates themselves is a setup for everything from addictions to major depression.
Do your own search of: "Young black professionals" and judge for yourself. Get back to me with any comments all those websites raise. Peace.