For some time I've said, and written in Usenet (remember that?) posts and web chat and blogs and Tweets here and there, that I don't think public Black conservatives really want to help those Blacks who are not doing well, to do well. I know that's a harsh statement to make, but I make it because, time and time again, you will read, hear, or see, most public Black conservatives stating there are problems in the Black community, and there definitely are problems, and that Blacks are not facing those problems.
They are wrong and they know it.
Let's start off with business. Many public Black conservatives will say that Blacks are not creating businesses nor do Blacks seem to be interested in business creation. For example, how many public Black conservatives pointed out this information?
Yet, entrepreneurialism is the one area in which these women stand out. Black women are starting businesses at three to five times the rate of all businesses, and entrepreneurship among black women has surged by 67% since 2002, according to a July 2012 report by the Center for American Progress
Also, many public Black conservatives will complain about the spending patterns of Black Americans, but will not point out the Black economic mainstay, Black Enterprise @blackenterprise, for years now, has been in the market of providing information so that Blacks will create businesses AND providing information to get Black readers to better manage their money. In fact, there is a regular feature that gives a Black family a financial checkup and advice on improving their situation. Earl Graves, Sr. backs Democrats. Is that a reason why Black conservatives refuse to spot light this magazine?
Years ago I approached Project 21 and asked why they don't add a section to their web site that highlights Black people and organizations that are doing exactly what they proclaim they say is needed. There was no response. That, and a prodding from Mike Bowen, caused me to create The Black Self Help Information web site (@BlackSelfHelpIn). (If you know of groups or people or news articles that should be mentioned, drop me an email).
Here is something sad and yet funny. On Twitter, I was blocked by @BlackRepublican for pointing out that public Black Republicans and public Black conservatives don't seem to give mention of groups like 100 Black Men (@100BlackMen), 100 Black Women, Concerned Black Men (@CBMNational) or people like Dr. Steve Perry (@DrStevePerry) or Corey Brooks (@CoreyBBrooks).
Not only her, but Crystal Wright as well. In fact, you will find hundreds of Tweets by her claiming victim status, but not one from her proclaiming the work of Black organizations or churches or people working to fix the problems she Tweets about. I guess I'll mention here that I take it as a badge of honor that she blocked me as well. For what? Asking her why she doesn't post about Black organizations or churches working to solve problems.
I bet Sean Hannity would never have a panel of Black conservatives and ask them if what I wrote is accurate.