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Ghettos of Our Minds

Darryl James
Darryl James
Across all socio-economic levels, we can find African Americans who refer to some portion of the Black community, or some Black behavior as "Ghetto," a word that was originally used to refer to any area filled with people from similar racial or ethnic background live, typically separated into inferior conditions. Historically, Ghetto was most used in reference to the areas where Jews were forced to live, particularly in Nazi Germany.

It is not only a shame that we have adopted a word that has always been negative, but is now no longer used in reference to anything original. Yet, the word "Ghetto" is now clearly and interminably, a Black thing, baby. And, that’s not a good thing at all.

When Welfare Replaces Daddy

Darryl James
Darryl James
If we are truly concerned about the future of our children, then we would focus on the benefits, not the costs of amending the Welfare system, because as study after study has shown, our children are doing worse with fewer fathers in the home.

Pimps of the Movement

Darryl James
Darryl James
Since the end of the Sixties, rang out by the assassinations of Malcolm and Martin, the African American community has been searching for the next leader, or the new movement.

For some, the new movement is all about economic empowerment, political astuteness and personal community improvement based on personal responsibility.

For some, the new leaders have yet to be identified, perhaps hidden among today's youth in politics or in the pulpit.