All around us we are watching so many Black people achieve success in a number of ways. We couldn't be more proud of Barack Obama for achieving one of the biggest accomplishments of our race. We smiled as Lil Wayne was announced eight times as a nominee for a Grammy. We couldn't have been more happy for the Black Coach, Mike Tomlin, and him leading the Steelers to victory. Micheal Steele became head of the RNC (If that makes you happy or not). Desiree Rogers became Barack Obama's Social Secretary. A f-ing Black Vogue came out this year...amazing.
Black people are at the top of their game and have the potential to help those around them "Keep Up" in ways that we could never imagine. Then what the hell is going on? Why must we do a million things that negate our success? I guess once you make it, it is a ticket to act the heck up. I know I know...they are human. I also know that some celebrities never asked to be role models. Grow up and realize that you didn't have to ask for it, it comes with the territory. If you do not want the responsibility then trade in the "Straight to the front of the line, invited to the hottest events, can't wait to open my free box of designer clothes, I get million dollars to do it, get our of jail free card" in!
Please I am tired of hearing Blacks say that they do not have to carry the entire race on their shoulders. That's fine, but does it really take a lot to act right and just do your job? You are a role model by default. You can't ask for an easier way to influence people under you. Some of us try everyday and only a few people hear us hollering. It does not make sense that the following happened:
Plaxico shot himself
TI had weapons of mass destruction
Lil Wayne does mass destruction to his body by taking drugs
Jim Jones jumps someone
Jesse Jackson talks shit about Barack Obama on TV
Chris Brown "might have" beat up Rhianna
Athletes can't stop saying what they want to people
Beyonce called out the Jackson's and basically said they weren't shit
And the lists goes on...
How do we finally have a positive Black family in the spotlight that we can look up to, but then create other BS that serves as a negative image to our youth. Come on Chris who was your role model Ike? Beyonce why would you come at Michael and them? TI are you in the army? Jesse what do you stand for? Jim Jones are you in high school? Lil Wayne are you trying to be the top crack head also; they don't have an award for that homie.
I understand that it is hard being in the spotlight all of the time. It is also such a hard job to have people in your personal life 24/7. You tell us everyday that you are just like everyone else...you mess up. But are you really normal? How much of you fame would you trade in to be average again?
Come on celebs help us "Keep Up". Helping others should be the task of the entire race. What do you think your task should be? Or are you to big to care?