1. “This is a friend of mine,” and what you really mean is this is a person you know, co-worker or just a person you drink coffee or wine with.
2. “God blessed me to wake up this morning.” It’s more important to be able to get up and do something constructive.
3. You greet a male or female as my brother or my sister, when in fact they are just an associate.
4. Our son, daughter or grandchild commits a serious offense and our first response is, not he or she, because they are good people.
5. We often use the term love, when in fact it should be like, not love.
6. “I am greatly concerned about my children’s education,” but fail to go to any meetings that address the educational problems.
7. The Democrats are better than Republicans when it relates to Blacks, but the truth of the matter is that they are two wings of the same bird, absolutely no difference.
8. Alleged Christians who criticize Muslims for praising Allah and fail to realize that Allah and God are one and the same.
9. To hear some state the minister delivered an excellent sermon today, but when asked about the message they generally respond by saying, “I don’t recall.” They generally show more interest in the preacher’s style rather than the substance of the message.
10. You don’t have the time to read Black publications but when you or your family makes an edition, you find time to read it then.
11. Too many Blacks complain about the fact there is not a radio station geared to the Black community.
We have an obligation to form a corporation, raise money and buy one, and also cease blaming other folks.
The year of 2011 is the year you should make a contribution to the Kingsley Association.
(Louis “Hop” Kendrick is a weekly contributor to the Forum Page.)