Just days away from the New Year, here are a few things we'd like to put into perspective for those of you who do the resolution thing. Consider what you personally and we as a community could change to make 2012 Our Year! See something we missed? Feel free to add your own More or Less comment...
Money – according to the Mayans, Nostradamus and whoever else wants to get on the bandwagon, this is supposed to be the last year of existence as we know it. So wouldn’t it be nice to splurge a little?
Strong Black family structures
99% - Even our “founding fathers” believed in raging against the machine. Thomas Jefferson said, “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce [the people] under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
Paula Patton – The “Mission Impossible” actress has the looks, lasting power and likelihood to be a great star. Note to Hollywood: Put Paula in!
Reviving of real music
Black owned businesses – We’re talking outside of barber shops and beauty salons. No offense to the beauty industry, but we’d like to see something else besides 25 shops per block.
Global warming – We know, we know… It’s not the most politically correct thing to say but… Damn those 50-degree days in December sure feel good. It’s our guilty pleasure entry. #LaughNowCryLater
People staying in Cleveland
Barack Obama – It’s always easier to mess up than it is to clean up. And it’s always easier to blame the clean up person than it is the one who made the mess. If you voted for change, don’t run from it. Four more years!
Kevin Hart – We love the enormous comedy of this “Grown Little Man” and his entire comedy crew. CP2 prediction: He’ll own 2012. Just watch, listen and follow @KevinHart4real
Kardashians – The cuties with booties bamboozled their way into our lives via TV, tabloids and Twitter. After Barbara Walters announced that they have no talent, maybe 2012 calls for a Kardashian colonic.
1% - “History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance.” - President James Madison. It’s time to turn the tables and balance the scales.
Spending outside of our communities
Snow – So far, so good. Cleveland, let’s keep our fingers crossed that the snow-making machine stays out of order.
Crabs in the barrel
Trap music – Enough is really enough already, gees! We get it – you sold dope, did time and now you’re “on” as the “best rapper alive” with more money, cars, women and clothes than we could ever dream of, blah, blah, blah… NEXT!
Dumb reality shows
Nicki Minaj – Unless you’re a teenage girl (who probably shouldn’t be listening to begin with), We think it’s safe to say: “Give up the gimmick, we’re sick of it! Stop ruining young, Black girls.”
People fleeing the city
Skinny jeans – This fashion statement marked the beginning of modern day fashion androgyny. If you go to get dressed and can’t decide whose jeans are whose from the pile on the floor… Houston, we’ve got a problem.
Trey Songz songs about sex – We wouldn’t be surprised if the title of this guy’s next album was Kama Sutra. Some one give this guy an alternative extracurricular activity!