Congratulations to Rihanna, recipientof the 51st Annual NAACP Award
Here are a few comments from viewers that stood out to me. C Wimbush-Palacios wrote:
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." MLK
I could not agree with him more.
Love Rihanna and the message but really we need to address black on black issues and support from our own people first before we can expect others to support us.Only time I see black men pull up in my neighborhood is when they shooting tbh. A young black woman died right before Xmas this pass year, she was a hairstylist and salon owner, was robbed for hair by another black hairstylist and her Boyfriend, then after she filed for a court case against them, a few days later she was murdered in front of her daughter and client in cold blood at her own salon. She was only 21 years old. So yeah I could GAF less about other races of ppl "pulling up" when that girls own family didn't step in to protect her or help her in her time of need when your own people always scheming to take your life for their own green eyed greed. That happened in Maryland and it was on the news. Then here in indianapolis Another black woman shot and killed for exposing a DL black man that she once had relations with before, when she walked in on him having sex with his own male cousin. That was on the news and Facebook too. So when are our own people gonna stop pulling up to shoot and start pulling up to support?! That's the REAL Issue but these celebrities know NOTHING about the real world here. Rihanna, I love her but she's not from here in the US. She from the islands and she didn't have to grow up in the ghettos of Chicago, or Detroit like the people who buy her music have. So of course she's worried about other races pulling up for black issues cuz she's not in the know. People just see white vs. black brutality but nobody mentions the jump in black on black crime in Places like Chicago since BEFORE Trump ever got here. These celebrities don't know anything about how the real world works and they can act like they care but I don't see them donating time to come and support the black on black type of issues in those types of areas at all. Chicago is Chi-Raq and Indianapolis is Napganistan and nobody addresses the issues here. So to Riri, Walk it Like you Talk it, "Sis".
Obviously, this person does not love Rihanna. She condemns Rihanna for never having lived the hard life that many blacks in Chicago live. It has been said that those who have never traveled out of their comfort zone stay ignorant of what is beyond that comfort zone. I'm sure this person has NO IDEA what it is like to live without indoor plumbing, or living without a television, phone, or indoor electricity the way most black people outside the US, of a certain era, have lived at some point in their lives.