Fact: African-American unemployment continued to remained high and twice the national average the past 8-years despite improvement in the national economy.All that stuff we been through from 2001 to 2009 against our people is going to come back in 2017 in full force – it just took a hibernation, that’s all. The smart brothas and sistas learned to start looking global for opportunities and started working overseas and getting global experience – including me. That is why I don’t care too much about you lightweight cats coming at me and Dream and Hustle talking up that African-American crap like it matters – homey, I got several things going on in several countries right now and got a Chinese bae, fuck your lightweight Tony Brown Journal problems. We got to be on bigger levels than that right now in 2016 and why I’m not even hearing that lightweight crap some of you cats about – now yall running around calling people coons like that supposed to mean something – homey, we about to lose it all as a people and your Tariq Nasheed/Jason Black following ass is babbling about coons and agents like a dumbass? Don’t be the last one in the room that has to shut off the lights and let me tell you why. See, that "last one in the room" analogy has a very tragic ending. The last one in the room reference is basically how change and opportunity is quiet and those in the room who first see it will never tell you or anybody – they quietly walk out the room. Then other cats will see the best and smart cats already left the room and they going to be like they know something and walk about the room too. And who is left in the room are the clueless and stubborn cats. But let me give you the awful ending – you will realize you are the last one in the room but cats are going to turn off your lights and deal with you. The same way those Jews stayed in Germany and Poland knowing what was going down back in the 1930s while everyone else left. The same way those old white couples stayed in Harvey and Dolton on the South Side of Chicago not realizing that area was turning into the Rolling 100s. You don’t want to be the last one in the room, it is never a happy ending. Get off the dumb stuff and get your act together. Learn some skills and start getting some training. Even I have to look at moving to London or Hong Kong or Tokyo for a minute on a special skills visa – this ain’t a damn joke and soothsayer stuff, this is real planning I’m doing right now as necessary measures. If you going to stay here, you definitely going to need to learn how to create a local economy that have global trade lines to shield yourself from greater economic pressures. Meaning you need a structure and black community where black people can find jobs and sustain themselves because if not, yall just going to be a victim, a real victim, not a hipster victim but a real ass victim. Better learn how to grow food, slaughter rabbits and chickens and fish processing and growing greens and grain and harness renewable energy because they like to starve cats and deny them energy on the sly and under the radar. I cannot stress enough – this is not a joke and things will be going down, you better learn how to handle your damn business for you and your family and start right now and stop the nonsense you been on the past 7 years.
President Obama will make his last State of the Union address and this will symbolize the beginning of the end not only for the Obama Era but also the end of the Entitlement Era we African-Americans been conditioned to enjoying, plain and simple. I just deleted 7 paragraphs of content and re-writing this article to keep it simple, the party is over for African-Americans who didn’t handle their business while President Obama was in office from 2009 to 2017. Some of you brothas and sistas still got time to make moves but the majority of our people are not going to make it. African-Americans quickly forgot what we went through after 9/11 because October 2001 I was there when jobs started laying off African-Americans left and rights and cats losing their interest-only McMansions as a result. I was there in the mid-2000s watching firms like IBM, Accenture and EDS were so-called “hiring” employees taking over accounting and IT functions then fire 20-year veteran workers and replacing/outsource those veteran workers with low-wage Indian workers and fresh college grads. I was there watching African-Americans sistas packing their stuff after being unemployed and I’m talking 20-30 corporate sistas in the parking lot crying and hugging losing their job and don’t know what is next for them. Laid off corporate chicks working at Macys at Cumberland Mall and other laid off corporate chicks started stripping at Magic City here in Atlanta – you know I was there with my $20 and wanted to watch. Then Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and wiped out our New Orleans brothas and sistas and everything they own and known as a culture having to run to Houston and Atlanta as refugees and were called “refugees” for a minute in the media. But nothing had me prepared for what happened in 2008 because a lot of people just barely recovering from 2001 layoffs were laid off all over again and back to zero after the housing bubble burst and a global economic meltdown ensued. Black people were lined up for miles at a job fair where there were no real jobs. I covered that extensively here on Dream and Hustle and the upcoming book of short stories (many published here in the blog) is based on that time period. I started seeing young black people homeless living out of their cars at Food Lion. See, in a short summary, I remember full well what we African-Americans been through prior to President Obama getting in office and he saving the auto industry that would have wiped out more than half of the African-American middle class population, that is how vulnerable our people were back then. After all of this hardship our people been through – all this stupid cable TV chick can talk about is Star Wars is racist. Yeah, from 2008 to now, you African-Americans lost your damn mind and got caught up in some hipster crap and self-hating crap watching stuff like Scandal while Michelle Obama was First Lady. Cats talking about swirling and PUA and conscious black stuff like some damn fools. You African-Americans should have spent the past 7 years trying to figure out how our people will never go through what we went through 2001 to 2010. Let me tell you a story because I even have the video – the Tuesday after Martin Luther Day Holiday back in 2009 when President Obama was first sworn in, I had to go to the DMV here in Atlanta in Gwinnett County – the unemployment office was in the same area out here on Beaver Ruin. That place was crowded and filled with black people lined up wrapped around the building filing for unemployment. I was there and caught it on my cell phone camera as a video. And all of you African-Americans forgot what we been through and started acting like some goddamn hipsters while President Obama was in office instead of handle your business.