Elon James White is the founder and CEO of TWiB! Media, LLC which is the home of the award winning web series This Week in Blackness and TWiB! Radio. White also founded the online broadcast networks TWIB.FM, Blackness.TV, the digital magazine VALID and #WeNerdhard. White has been featured on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, Up With Chris (Now All In With Chris Hayes) The Rachel Maddow show, BBC Radio, VH1's Greatest series and more. White is also the media director of Netroots Nation, the largest progressive conference in the United States.
Dr. James David Manning is the living definition of racist.
(At the end, he praised George Zimmerman)
So “Dr.” James David Manning went of spewing garbage about the gay community and attempted to pit Black women against “White Homos who will take your man.” I wasn’t amused by his commentary and commented on it. He then RESPONDED by attempting to slander me with titles of “bixexual” and ‘mrs’ cause apparently I should be insulted by those things. Ha. He then called Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry a dyke with no man and no children. The video above was my response. Watch and Reblog. The nonsense around the bible and homsexuality has to be destroyed. ALL OF IT.
If we’re to be honest with ourselves “America” the brand is one built on lies. In the declaration of independence it says “All men are created equal” while at that very moment a Black man like me would probably be someone’s property. God forbid you had a vagina then you’d be on the second class citizen list as well. And as I was reminded on Twitter, if you were White but poor, welp. Sucks to be you. But people quote this as if it was anything more than lip service to the majority of society.
Elon James White, NY Times Explains Downside of Inciting Envy While Missing The Point - VALID (via alltwibeverything)
Stop making others wealthy from financial immaturity.
With the notion that blacks would have more social + political power if we had a stronger economic base, or something else?
what would one have to disagree upon?
It’s always one!
disagree as well
if black money only circulates in the black community, it’s a vacuum. you can NOT survive in a vacuum. SOMEBODY (in this case most or the majority of) are going to have to spend money else to represent buying power in order to gain the influence from said power.
not only that, but y’all REALLY think that only white people are greedy? you REALLY think your own won’t shaft and rob you? hell, they do it now. black businesses with shoddy service/product prey on your emotions and sense ofcommunity everyday, b. smarten up, nas.
But y’all we do need to create our own businesses and we need to reach black and non black consumers (actually the faster growing demographic of business owners are black women so we outchea) but it’s basic economics. The more money black people control the more power well have in this country.
I don’t understand why you have to choose one over the other. One represents pride in our community and in ourselves. A pride that is often attacked and rebuked by society at large and at times by our own people. The other represents the economic power we wield. As a Black business owner and a public person who speaks on race I don’t see this as an either or. I want my people to have pride and hold our heads high and speak to truth to power all while understanding our dollar is just as dollar-y as the next persons and using said dollar to make our lives and our communities better.
From my old I.T. job? I was a young punk who didn’t understand corporate. I had this weird idea that good work was all you needed. Maybe that’s the case for some corporate environments but where I was there was a lot of office politics that I didn’t understand and didn’t play very well. I kept yelling about things not being fair and I had older friends who would look at me like I had lost my mind. They kept telling me…
"This isn’t about FAIR. Sooner you get that out of your head the better."
I crossed my arms and pouted and did nothing different. My bosses were egomaniacs who weren’t too amused by the young punk who thought he was sooooo smart and wanted to do things soooo differently.
Then I got fired. But looking back on it, with the knowledge that I’d be homeless and struggle in ways I wasn’t prepared for I still think it was probably the best thing that could’ve happened. Yes, I was good at my job and yes I did work that a lot of my co-workers couldn’t do. But corporate is a game. If you’re choosing to be in that space then you have to shut up and play it.