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I've found myself in the "aging" demographic and have been wondering about how much our "life and times" will be remembered or forgotten. I look at a Rev Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and wonder who they are mentoring to step into their shoes. I once had the pleasure to shadow both for just half an afternoon and saw what a big job they stepped into - even with all the controversy. I wonder the same even about Black Hollywood - filmakers and such to see what if any strides we've actually made or are making. Is it easy today to follow in Spike Lee shoes - wanting "ownership" of your work?

The "Pew Report" which was a survey of African American thoughts and climate, says that most African American felt they have a difficult time learning from and duplicating the "success" of generations before them. How and why is that? Are we grooming the next?

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Monday, October 13th 2008 at 4:40PM
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Yalanda I hope that Jackson and Sharpton aren't grooming anyone. I am deeply skeptical of the both of them and I see them as playahaters and 'pimps' who only profit off of poor black people. This is my opinion and I am really sorry that I feel this way, but I can say that it has nothing to do with Obama. I have seen Sharpton and Jackson as opportunists for many years. The both of them should have sat down years ago, because I don't think they are in touch with the needs of most African American people.
Wednesday, October 15th 2008 at 8:05PM
Jen Fad
Ironically Jackson and others were groomed by the King movement and get this declared by the Hoover camp not to be a threat after the assassination of dr. king. It is in reports that they and many to come would not excite the negroes into another movement whereas the negro would be a threat or demand certain freedoms.
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