We Don’t Need No Black Superhero
By Nadra Enzi
“We don’t need a ( Black ) superhero!” is friend Stephen Biko’s warning about reliance on big names running big game on the community. Preachers hiding behind many faiths sink fangs into wallets, purses and minds nationally. Activists with a talent for manipulation wrap authentic need around equally authentic greed. Into this mess Stephen and I promote creating a Black superhero majority to loosen strangleholds from coast to coast. Waiting for the rich and shameless to have attacks of conscience means waiting in vain. Personal responsibility redirects power given to celebrities far and near. Injustice becomes a cottage industry for anyone cynical enough to play on legitimate grievances.
Pulling oneself up by the sneaker strings to champion yourself fires ” leaders ” anxious to keep you down. A Black community superhero mindset would knock alot of spokespersons from their pedestals. Into this vacuum steps millions of emancipated folks who can fight without marching orders from on high. Any emerging big names afterward would have a critical constituency on their heels. This allows us to rebuild from the streets up instead on suites down. Leadership comes from individuals governing themselves. Self-government is a new concept regarding African-Americans. Someone else has always loomed over independence. Variously this ” someone else ‘ has been White and also our own peers. When someone is pulling your strings, color is secondary to the string pulling. Puppet masters looking like us are worse than outsiders whose abuse is expected.
We don’t need another Black superhero. Black History Month 2010 is dedicated to creating a superhero majority that’ll think for itself and send slavemasters of any color packing. That’s why a Black superhero majority here and abroad.