When I talk to successful brothas and sistas and their come-up, they have the same experience I have. The successful cats talk about knowing the rough roads and structured racism that hinders brothas and sistas but they never expected to see so much non-support and side hating from their own people – they never expected that. Even deeper, their own family working to put self-doubt on their dreams and their hustle and not having any expectation of them becoming bigger and better. I actively go and out and try to seek brothas and sistas with real talent – not the fluff cornballs you black folks read about and share around on Facebook, but the uber-elite who me and my crew already researched their talent and skills. In the real world cats like us find you and know you if you got real skills, you don’t need to brag about yourself. Cats who want you to believe they the ish usually cannot produce to demonstrate they the ish, remember that. I need brothas and sistas to look at the hood and our black community and ask them to look at helping up our people and especially the young cats who are trapped in the hood with the gifted talent to make a difference in this world. And over and over I hear the same story from the black talent I’m trying to bring back to our community – the black community shunned them for being smart when they were growing up. The black females chased recessive and degenerate black dudes instead of invest and stand behind a good brotha on the way up. The black dudes wrapped themselves in a misogynist culture objectifying sistas and only chasing after the ones putting out instead of stand behind a good sista and let her blossom into a full woman. And I can tell this hurt them more than anything on their way up and as they built their skills up and standing tall. Let me be straight up with you this Thanksgiving. The majority of you in the black community are extremely un-useful emotional-based idiots who cannot contribute much to help revitalize, rescue or repair the black community. You do not have true business skills that can operate on big data and KPIs and attract mass appeal. You do not have true urbanization skills to turn hood spaces into productive spaces to unlock hidden economic opportunities in our community. You know little or nothing about alternative energy that can be harnessed to offset overall community cost and help our seniors stay warm or keep cool. You cannot offer a damn thing but your opinion and your mouth and I don’t care how cats feel about what I just said because that’s all cats got to bring to the crisis in our black communities – their feelings. These other cats with talent, they can make things happen for our black communities and we need them back and helping us. But they didn’t like being shamed for being smart by the rest of you folks in the black community who didn’t want to see someone else make it because you wanted to see everybody else doing the same regular stuff like you working a crappy job and paying tithes. I’m going to do everything I can to bring these cats back and help revitalize and rebuild and repurpose the black community. A lot of these talented brothas and sistas are already rich, already got the good life going on and ain’t trying to look back. But I’m going to try to convince them not to look back but to reach back for the little brothas and sistas out there who have talent and look out for them. So to the black community at large, I have this message to say this Thanksgiving. You cats can eat your damn turkey and Patti LaBelle pies and post your selfies on Facebook and run to Wal-Mart to fight over a cheap flat panel TV for $150. But we are going to need those talented brothas and talented sistas you all in the black community shunned on the come-up and I’m going to work to bring them back to help me handle business. And I hope the black community be a lot more thankful and a lot more giving of support than they have done to these talented brothas and sistas.