BB Alliance (April 20, 2009)
Some years ago, Paul Rodriguez, usually described as a comedian, was a guest on Arsenio Hall’s talk show. He shook Hall’s hand in one of those funky hand shakes and spoke directly to the audience about the need for Brothers and Browns to get along the way the two of them visibly got along. He and Hall pitched peace and unity to Blacks and Browns. The country needs to create a private sector “BB Alliance,” the Black/Brown Alliance or the Brown/Black Alliance, and introduce positive role models into the ghettoes and barrios.
Tavis Smiley and Ray Suarez, both with public broadcasting, could inaugurate the endeavor. Each could then spin off and team up with another person from a different enterprise or walk of life and spread the message.
(See the “e-ssay” dated February 18, 2008 entitled “Brown Is The New Black.”)
[This project requires some initiative, tenacity and luck. Tavis Smiley and Ray Suarez must respond and deliver.]
Bumper sticker of the week:
Black can stay around;
Brown can stay around.