You Can’t Keep Us Down in 2018: Words from Malcolm X

Reflection is a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation. A quote by Thich Nhat Hanh1 stresses the importance of reflection. “If we are too busy, if we are carried away every day by our projects, our uncertainty, our craving, how can we have the time to stop and look deeply into the situation-our own situation, the situation of our beloved one, the situation of our family and of our community, and the situation of our nation and of the other nations?”

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The current social and political events in the United States forces Black Americans to focus one’s thoughts on the past, present and future. The situation was improving under President Obama. In 2017, President Trump changed the game.  The first year of President Donald J. Trump has negatively affected the nation’s healthcare, social programs, and the judicial system. President Trump appears to have a poor opinion of Black Americans and is vocal about it.

You Can’t Keep Us Down!

“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.” — Malcolm X

Black Americans understand this quote and are ready for the struggle that 2018 will be.

Why do African Americans feel that they aren’t part of the American “Dream?” Why do Black People suspect that some people are actively trying to reduce their role in America’s Future?

You Can't Keep Us Down in 2018: Words from Malcolm X

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Why are so many Blacks being arrested and sent to jail, but other groups aren’t?  Jay Harold has asked these questions and searched for the answers. The answers are complicated based on America’s history of race relations.  Learn more

It seems like there’s a war on Black Men today. How many positive things have you learned about Black Men lately? Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man2” is just as relevant today as in 1972. While it seems like nothing has changed, in fact, many things have changed for the better. Learn more 

The wisdom, patience, and compassion of Black Women are undeniable. They look at the overall picture and place you in the right position for success. When success isn’t possible, Black Women will tell you the unpleasant truth. How can you ask for more than that?

Black Women are the backbone that holds the African-American community together. Black Women are the very essence of Blackness.  The question,  “Why Black Women Deserve Your Love,” is difficult for Jay Harold to ask. The answer is clear to Jay Harold. When times get tough, Black Women will be there for you.  Learn more

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” This quote by Mary Anne Radmacher highlights the determination of Black Americans in the struggle for their civil rights.

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