Posts tagged Bill Cosby
theGrio's "Ten Stories of the Decade That Have Changed Black America" (with six of my own additions…)
I think that’s my longest post title so far.
Anyway, it seems to be the cool thing nowadays to put together “Top 10″ lists for the decade. Pretty much every news outlet is doing it.
Looking back on it, there was a lot of stuff that went down from 2000 to 2009, especially as it relates to Black America. So, of course, there had to be a list of the ten most important things to happen to Black America over the last decade. And sure enough, the good people over at theGrio put together a list that’s entitled, “Ten Stories of the Decade That Have Changed Black America.”
I’m not gonna lie… it’s a great list. But I still have to give out a few honorable (and dishonorable) mentions, because there was just way too much stuff that happened.
I’ll start with the theGrio’s list, and I’ll give you my own additions to the list after that.
“It’s not what they’re doing to us. It’s what we’re not doing.“
That was from Bill Cosby’s infamous “Pound Cake” speech, delivered on May 17, 2004, at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The event during which he gave the speech was a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the Supreme Court.
In the speech, Cosby was extremely critical of the black community, saying that we are the cause of many of our own problems, and that we are the only ones who can fix these problems.
I agree with the man, to be honest.