If you knew me, you would know that I am a people watcher. I like to sit back and pay attention to the world around me. The other day I was walking down Alabama Ave. on my way home. As I was walking, I passed a young man who was maybe 18 or 19 years old. As usual I looked at him in the face and eyes to show recognition and as usual it wasn’t reciprocated. So as I got closer I noticed that he was doing some crazy sag, where his shirt was tucked in or really tight, I don’t know but it showed the front of his draws. He had on EXPRESS draws. This was his intention though. He wanted people to know the brand of his underwear; hence his crazy sag. I was so confused. He looked like he was trying to express himself as a gangster but to me his expression just didn’t make any sense. Cats are walking around trying to be the biggest gangster and tough guy but will have a gay white designer’s name wrapped around their waist. That’s what we call an oxyMORON. More importantly when you sag, you simply look like a MORON. When actuality you need to just simply look like a MOOR.
Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? Fashion is a form of art. Since we are so culturally deprived of our heritage and knowledge of self; we do and wear everything that has been given to us from the same people who wiped away our culture. Therefore our lives imitate their art. From the language we speak, clothes we wear, our actions and to the messiah you praise, Jesus Christ (Yahshua Ha Mashiac). You cannot honestly tell me or yourself that when you first think of Jesus, that you do not see a white man. The image of Caesar Borgia is ingrained in our psyches. Because someone knew that life imitates art.
The confusion that lies within our community can be healed. It is going to take right knowledge and wisdom to pull us from our current state of sleep. Knowledge of self, will make anyone want to wear clothes and do things that are beneficial to them self and their people. We have to go back to expressing our selves in our true nature. We have to quit being scared of being labeled or tagged as being “too black”. There is nothing wrong with self-expression. In fact expression of self does not mean that we hate others. It just means that we appreciate and respect ourselves and all those that came before us. When we express this art form, others truly will imitate it.
Writing, staying healthy and physically fit while leading others to do the same is how I express myself. How do you express yourself? Leave a comment below and let the world know.
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