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A group called “Black Men Against the Exploitation of Black Women” is taking on R. Kelly…and rightly so.
They are calling black folk to take a stand with them and boycott Kelly and never support him again.
Now, I can get to that…but it is the rest of it I have a bit of trouble with…
It goes like this…stand with them until R. Kelly publicly apologizes for his behavior and gets help for his sexual mis-conduct and highly ill-legal acts with children (paedophilia) and his grotesque sexual lyrics which are demeaning, and diminish women to mere sexual objects.
For the harm that R. (Robert) Kelly has done to the several known young girls who were victims…a mere apology could never be enough…nor all the money he has managed to pay them and their families off with.
This stuff doesn’t get erased.
When innocence is stolen…it is stolen.
Forever….and how do I know?
What has happened to little children being protected by their parents and families…and other adults?
I have an adopted neice…one out of several…who shared with me on several occasions how her own natural grandmother would allow her husband to have sex with her regularly. This mind you while my neice was extremely young…under the age of 11.
R. Kelly is not all by himself. There are many many many men who indulge in this practice…whether they be in their upper teens or latter years. But these cases mostly go un-reported because the children really don’t know how to process it. They feel something about it is not right…so, they don’t speak about it.
For one reason because they simply don’t know how to voice it.
So, they bury it within themselves and carry it into their womanhood and manhood where they still oftentimes keep it hiddened.
There is a woman in our church, who when she gets up to speak many times she tells of her father having sex with her as a child repeatedly. I have no doubt that it had an impact upon her because she tells of it often. And each time she tells it…I hear her authority in voice…an authority that she didn’t have as a child when her perpetrator, whom in this case was her own father, sought her out to rob something from her over and over again.
Those black men who have come together to build a coalition to boycott R. Kelly are currently 19 Black Men strong…made up of professors, writers and activists in the African-American community. I salute you all…Black Men Against the Exploitation of Black Women…and children everywhere.
Speaking of music, I have a friend who is hooked on youtube.
And don’t ask me how she has managed to do it…but she is conversing with some of the ol’ R & B/Soul singers. It is a mystery how she has managed to hook up with them…and if I were to call some names you would know them. And some of them still look good too.
But then…she has always been a real groupie.
While looking up something else I came across this on youtube…and I could not resist sharing it with you as these were my girls. I think I made mention that I used to do radio.
Well, in radio you get to meet a lot of folk particularly if you work in various markets. And I have…so after hanging with Sheila, Wanda and Pam (the Emotions) one concert night…they invited me to New York City…to the Nassau Coliseum where they were going to be performing the following night.
Did I go?
I drove right up into the coliseum like I was part of the act and was on stage most of the night. Enjoy… and God bless….
Oh, yes…takes a while for the Emotions to load…click on it and lower the volume…then watch the other video while the first one loads.
ps…I don’t really listen to this stuff anymore…my musical taste has changed drastically as well as my life. ©2008
Add a comment July 22, 2008