Confederate flag

July 4, 2015 will be remembered for the U.S. women's soccer team's historic 3x World Cup win over Japan and all the fighting that broke out over a flag.

Confederate flag

Black-on-black crime is destroying our communities. A 7-year-boy was among nine killed and 46 wounded by gun violence in Chicago over the holiday weekend. Yet you fight over a flag?

Instead of shouting "take it down", we should be shouting "put it down" -- as in put down the guns and stop the violence!

Whatever happened to choosing your battles wisely? This is not our fight. The Confederate flag has been flapping in the wind in most southern cities for over a century. Why now all of a sudden you want it taken down?

The acts of violence committed against people who wave the Confederate flag are particularly troubling. None of those people deserved to be beaten simply for standing up for what they believe in. No more than unarmed black men deserve to be shot and killed because a cop felt threatened by his blackness.

Confederate flag

Can't you see that when you fight over a piece of material on a flagpole you are playing into the hands of the racist white media who are anxious for a race war?

No wonder America has lost its status as a world power.

Do better, Americans!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Good Mawning!!! I missed all of ya'll but the trolls.

  • Trey

    Racism is more important than a woman's soccer game

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good Morning!

  • http://shopjealousy.com Milliona Ire

    O_o reach much...?

  • http://shopjealousy.com Milliona Ire

    Lol gm boo

  • iWasteTime

    Hey Boo Hey!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Good morning.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    On the good ole confederate flag:

    "They fought for the South against the United States because of slavery. That's the heritage you're defending. I'm sure your soldier ancestors had other redeeming qualities, but this is the thing that they're known for," he said. “It’d be like saying you support flying the Nazi flag because you’re proud of their robust anti-smoking agenda. But that wasn’t really their thing.”

    Jon Stewart

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey Boo!!! Girl you made me change to that M2M mess.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey boo. How was your weekend?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Hey boo!.. What's the website for?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    HEY Sunshine!!!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    That was some good messy mess. I'm very tired of Toya's stupidity and Heavenly constantly shading Dr. Jackie though. I really like Dr. Jackie.

  • iWasteTime

    But the soccer game happened on July 5th.

    If people don't understand the problem with the confederate flag and the fight to get rid of a symbol of hate and racism, I feel sorry for them....

    Black on Black Crime is crime, plain and simple.

    When that white man shot the movie theater up it was not labeled white on white crime. Statistically you are more likely to be killed by your own race and white on white crime far exceeds black on black crime. 84% of whites killed are killed by other whites compared to the 53.6 % in the black community. Not to mention that whites commit the most violent crimes in this country up to and including vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving accidents. Whites are also in the lead when it comes to larceny, carrying fire arms and drug arrests. The media highlights black on black crime so we are portrayed as animals and so that white people can say "look they kill each other"

  • iWasteTime

    It was nice, I should have taken today off though ..lol!
    How was yours?

  • Tiffany Miller

    SInce this SC killing, there have been nothing but distractions. Igniting a race war for what? TO LOSE? We do not stick together and would rather argue fight each other. Start a race war for what? We don't have our own hospitals, schools, or any other resources in which we could survive without them. NO RESOURCES!!!! We would have to run back to the government for help if anything were to take place.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I don't like Toya at all. She really embarrassed her husband. I didn't like that at all.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Thank you! I get so tired of repeating exactly what you just said!

  • Tiffany Miller

    We are fighting in the streets about a flag but have NO SNITCHING HOOD laws.... *goes back to eating Brownie Bites for breakfast

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    It was great!!! Counting down to Friday. I go on vacation.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Can I have one??

  • Meme81

    Morning. Hope everyone's holiday weekend went well.

  • Yardgirl

    THIS what you wrote is the real deal----->>: "If people don't understand the problem with the confederate flag and the fight to get rid of a symbol of hate and racism, I feel sorry for them...." Thank you!!

  • iWasteTime

    I have brownies too; co worker baked!
    I'm trying to hold out until lunch! .... I don't see it

  • Rachel

    Thanks Sandra for the information. Sad people are worried about a flag. Racism starts in the heart .

  • iWasteTime

    Where you going? :wail:
    I need one, but I don't want the family with me!

  • Meme81

    My thought on the flag is two-fold. On one hand I think individuals should keep flying it so that I know what people and places to avoid. On the other hand, the government shouldn't be flying it not just because it's a symbol of racism, but because the confederacy no longer exists. I mean, we don't see flags with 13 stars anymore, so what purpose does this flag have?

  • Phillybruh

    So if no one in the Hood Snitches, why are the jails so full of people from the hood?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    ...

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Greatest post ever!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm trying to plan a quick jaunt for just DF and I before our next family trip now. I'm tired of these people ?

  • Torae

    The truth of the matter is that black folks are a weak people. Yea we think we're strong but we're not. We fight so long and hard for acceptance from white people...here's a clue they can take down as many flags as they want...you can fight to live anywhere you want but guess what? They will still hate every ounce of your being. Blacks will never be accepted so while the police and random white people are killing us and all you can do is march and pray but thugs and criminals killing each other we should be in those neighborhoods protesting every single day! We should work just as hard trying to put programs and extra money in our schools. You can protest for these things. Focus on building our schools and activities for children and teach them a trade or skill, the arts and education and we wont have gangs. Stop waiting for white people to hand it to us because they wont because again they hate us and want to see us fail..These punk ass criminals do not have the strength and courage to fight these cops and the same people killing us for over 400 years. They are afraid of white people that is the truth. We as a people have never stood up for ourselves when it comes to both our own people and white people that is why I say we're weak! Their will be more racism and black on black crime because we are a weak group of people. Spend more time focusing on helping our race instead of trying to fit in with whitey. They will never accept you...NEVER!

  • Hair Lova ???

    Good mawning. Fawkin trolls is getting on my nerves. Commenting 5,6 days later.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Exactly! My feelings are the same. I don't want to be taken off guard. I want a to know the territory I'm entering.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    New post.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    HUNNI!!! I got so many replies this weekend. Like Da FUQ!!! That was two weeks ago and you writing paragraphs.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    I would love to take one without them .LOL don't judge me. We going to Florida.

  • Hair Lova ???

    Yessss like get the fawk on already!

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    It was great. How was yours?

  • Torae

    The media highlights black on black crime yes but that doesn't mean it's still not happening in very high rates. Why not fix black on black crime so the media will have nothing to say! Why don't we protest in our own communities I'm talking about mass protests. The energy we put trying to fight for rights from white people that they never gave us in the first place is backwards to me. 400 years later and we still fightING for the same ish...seriously I think if we fought just as hard for our own people we wouldn't be in the positions we are in now...fight for educating our youth so they will all be educated not just a few of us...fighting for education,arts, trades and skills will eliminate violence in our community...these young boys have no skills..can't even hang up mini blinds. Black people used to know carpentry how to build houses install floors...these skills can create their own businesses but we too busy fighting for rights that weren't ours to begin with...sigh....

  • Hair Lova ???

    I did!i woke up like nah I need one more day. I'm tired. Saturday was Mr birthday. And I didn't take advantage of my Friday off. So yesterday I had to scramble and do most of my cleaning. Tired now ?

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    How did the white dude come to be waving a confederate flag around a bunch of black folk? In this and most other countries we are taught that the flag is more than just some fabric. And the Confederate flag represents the South's desire to split from the Union, slavery and apartheid. It's way past time that the government takes it down. Regular people can hang it at their house if they want. They have the constitutional right to be racist. But be aware that waving it at black folk can be hazardous to your health.

  • sealsaa

    Pretty much.

  • prynsexxx

    And in the end, America is going to end up with Donald Trump as president. Watch.

  • iWasteTime

    No judgement over here ..lol! i'm right with you!

  • Ebony

    Yall over here saying "good morning boo" like you really know the people on here personally. The saddest part you guys do that crap on a post about the killing of our own people. How dare yall? There are more serious matters at hand.

  • http://browngirltightcurl.blogspot.com nellboogie

    I appreciate your insight and passion on this subject but I would like you to consider a few other points that may help you to understand why this is a systemic dilemma that is difficult to unravel because of its complicated layers. A few examples are that The Black Panther Party had everything from daycares to health clinics and it was crudely and systematically taken down by the ruling establishment. We can talk about Black Wall Street and many other cities and towns that were mysteriously and not-so-mysteriously burned to the ground because of the strides they were making to ensure the financial and communal independence of black folks. I could go back to reconstruction after the civil war and point out examples of black people successfully lobbying for political positions and other professions and how this influx helped to usher in the KKK and other groups set to destroy what was being built. I could go on. The point is that black people have endured atrocities that are at this point immeasurable. To say we are weak doesn't resonate with history. The fact that I am here typing this today speaks to the strength of my ancestors because they didn't die on those great ships that brought us to the part of the world...a little food for thought.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Good morning ma'am.

  • Hmmm~?

    Why does dude in the 3rd video run like he has an issue? Shyt looks ridiculous.

  • Phillybruh

    Please change that to you are weak, and you don't have it in you to change anything.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    The American Flag is just as racist as the confederate flag... Yes I agree Sandra we should be conducting stop the violence(in our neighborhood) rallies. I remember those rallies being held everywhere when I was a kid... "Increase the peace"

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Good morning. How are you?

  • Hair Lova ???

    Arghhh but you never hear about white on white crime. Just like you barely hear about the poverty of white folks. We are always over judged and placed on the forefront when it comes to EVERYTHING!

  • Torae

    Yea you're right....I don't think our ancestors were weak and I know all about my history. Blacks of this time are WEAK. Yes black wall street and black panther party tried...but whats stopping our people now? Weakness and content. Blacks are content...I'm from Baltimore and very active in my city. Do you know how hard it is to try to get the people in this community to help get funding? I'm in the's streets every day in th e war zone. So when I say we're weak it's because I see it face to face every day. How many parents are active in their children's education? In a school of about 600 kids we have 11 members on the pta...weak...no matter how much a person tries to open their eyes they still don't see..in my opinion thats weak and we have become a weak people....

  • Torae

    Are you out here in these streets fighting for the betterment of our people and especially our children...if not yes you're weak...they are killing us and we are killing ourselves and we're doing nothing about it so yes...WEAK!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don't think "fixing" black on black crime would change the bigger agenda of why it is reported as it is as the author suggests. The percentage gap is 30 percent now. If it were lower than half of that, would not the media still portray it as it is now?

  • Phillybruh

    I could be Malcolm X on the internet and say I do this and do that. No one can prove it. I simply do what I can. Like I said please don't paint the whole race as weak, just yourself.

  • Torae

    It would change it for ourselves not what the media portrays...who cares about the media. These neighborhoods shouldn't be war zones and it should be a fight that all of us are willing to fight just like racism.....

  • Torae

    We could all be a lot of things...and like I said if you're not fighting or helping out you're part of the problem. Don't be mad at the truth...WEAK!!!

  • blindazzkneegro

    This is propoganda like most of the gay agenda stories planted here talk about the sack the first lady was swangun on Ellen

  • blindazzkneegro

    The dack haaa

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Eggsacally!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    SMH saying this sh** just don't make no DAM sense!

  • Tiffany Miller

    Laws/rules are broken... CLEARLY.. hence why people are in jail to begin with. I am pointing out that we have stupid rules and general principles destroying our mindset.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I stopped eating coworker food/carry ins after I saw the hygiene in the bathroom and finger nails of those heffas. One had the nerve to dig in her nose practically tickling her brain, wipe her hand on her shirt, and wanted someone to buy some homemade banana nut bread. BISH! I wont even start on the church picnic. Folks dying off bad potato salad.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'm sleepy. The weekend wasn't long enough. Woke up @ 3a. Stayed up until the alarm went off watching reruns of Martin and Wayans Bros.

  • whitty hutton

    Say it ain't so prynn...that's the worst thing that could happen. ??

  • Phillybruh

    If you say so, most crimes are solved because someone told.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You don't know some of the people on here personally?

  • prynsexxx

    We're so focused on some unnecessary stuff that he will be slipped right in and we'll be standing around looking like "how did this happen?" IJS

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I can appreciate both of your viewpoints. A lot of people have been convicted based upon association, wrong place wrong time, biased sentencing, manufactured lies, etc. And, even more may find themselves as CI's on a payroll or ordinary citizens unafraid. Nevertheless, somebody's saying something somewhere.

  • Tiffany Miller

    ok. you are right

  • Smith Jane

    We need to stop worrying about what or who is killing yt people at alarming rates. The fact is, we are a small minority in this country with a large amount of our youth being imprisoned and gunned down (by both yt & black folks) in massive numbers. I've always said that it's easier for black folks to go against "the man" as opposed to fixing our own issues. I guess it's easier to march and beg for acceptance/justice from middle America than to actually sacrifice and use critical thinking skills in rectifying our own issues. We need to stop worrying about yt people and focus on our own. If we had a stronger community we could have our own people, who actually live in the community, police the community as well. We would have revenue and flourishing businesses. W have got to come together and stop being so petty and divisive.

  • Smith Jane

    Exactly!!! We're not organized and we hate each other.

  • GossipKiller

    The fight over the flag is a distraction. While I understand SR s point about black on black crime, we still shouldn't lose focus. Black ppl are being murdered and terrorized by the very group that is supposed to protect them. A POLICE officer killed a man and planted a gun on him. Outrage should be daily and unrelenting. If we don't keep national attention on it, they will walk free... or worse. .return to work.

    No hate. But this topic and post is the wrong place for social hellos and M2M talk.

  • GossipKiller

    The NO SNITICHING rule is also a reflection of distrust of police. Police practice disproportionate punishment. IE: death for selling cigarettes.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    HELLO?!?...why am I getting comments from LAST Wednesday...WHET?!?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Afternoon, I almost didn't come on here today...one of Beyoncé's cousins was made at me...smh

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    We are not inherently weak (I don't think) but the black American community is definately weakened. It seems that we have never recovered from slavery. It has had long lasting effects on us as a community. How is it that the majority of black men run from their children and don't care if they live or die after they leave? Something is up with that. Why don't they like to get married? Like ever? Why is it that when the government dropped crack into our communities we sat back and let it destroy us? Why are we looking up to hoes nowadays? It's like we keep getting worse and never making improvements. Sure we improve on an individual level, but the community is as a whole is weakened. As for the Black Panther Party, they were actually killing and robbing to fund their organization. We can't be led by that kind of madness.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Straight out of the atmosphere...lol

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    Girl they take their jobs WAY to seriously.

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  • http://shopjealousy.com Milliona Ire

    lmfaoooo I hate it when that happens. I just roll my eyes and go on about my day. lol

  • abby-o

    Wow things in Chicago really bad..

  • Smith Jane

    It's not slavery that weakened us - as others have pointed out, we've made strides in building up our community. What hurt and ultimately weakened us was, feminism, crack and aids epidemic, unfair drug sentencing laws, & rap/gangsta music. It was a myriad of things that compounded us & left feelings of hopelessness.

  • http://withintheblackcommunity.blogspot.com Constructive_Feedback

    iWaste TIme:

    How do you logically argue that PEOPLE KILL THEIR OWN KIND more than others kill them................YET Negroes like you walk past the 92% of Black bodies killed by other Blacks as you focus in on the "#Black Lives Matter" Martyr that you were informed to protest against.

    When the people of Chicago are seen holding a "Black Lives Matter" march in support of Ferguson, Sandford or Baltimore - it is clear that this movement is NOT about governing the Black community to produce the desired results.

  • 1/8

    According to authorities, the bullet that killed the 7 year old was meant for his father, a documented gang member. The cops also say the father is refusing to cooperate with their investigation.

    Disgusting.

  • GossipKiller

    Good points... only addition is that the flag isn't the problem. We should focus less on flag symbolism and more on the people that wave them and the intuitions that fund them

  • slim3542

    I agree. It's called creating a diversion. Divide and conquer!

  • Meme81

    I was off work, so that was lovely :D