The Publisher’s Note: The Family Culture


Wanda Carter, Publisher

Today’s note is focused on the family. What is the family unit today when the mother is a senior and the children are all grown and have children of their own? What constitutes the extended family? Are they the cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, close friends and long time buddies? What comes with these titles and relationships? Due we diligently understand the responsibilities associated with being a member of a family? 

Family members love one another regardless of our short comings or personal deficiencies, each family plays a vital role in how the overall unit functions. No member has the right to dismiss, ignore, abandon or exclude another family member from any benefit shared by the entire family.  Family benefits should include the right to assist one another when in need. If Aunt Sussie needs $1,000 and their are 10 working adults in the family unit, each should be willing to invest a $100.00 into Sussie’s financial deficient. She can repay each Tmember their $100.00 over the next 10 months. So that everyone gets their invest back. Then when John needs $5,000 for a down payment on his new home, the 10 family members would need to contribute $500 each to assist him. Then once he’s in the property, John can borrow against the equity in his home to repay each family contributor their $500.00 investment. 

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Families are designed to be sustaining. They should be able to acquire property every year as a group, to ensure that each member of the adult family ends up with real estate for their individual family unit. That is what other cultures have been doing since the beginning of their invasion into this country. We are the native inhibitors of “Turtle Island is a name for the Earth or for North America, used by some Indigenous and First Nations people and by some Indigenous rights activists. The name is based on a common Indigenous creation story” (Turtle Island, the place we now call America). Think about that, a great number of melaninated people have been mislead over generations, to believe that they are from another continent (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica). And that they were sole into slavery. That was true for some (but not for the melaninated people who were inherent to this land. What a distortion of the truth, generations of melanin people have be mislead into believing that they are less than everyone else. I wonder why? Is it because people with melanin have been reared to ignore what is happening to them  and around, because strive is all that they should strive for. That way, the rich and elite will always have a volunteer work force. All they had to do was practice the Willie Lynch theory, you know the one that manipulates melanin’s into hating each other, distrusting one another,even their mothers and fathers because they lack respect for themselves and others. I believe that the Millennial’s may never have empathy for anyone else because self preservation is paramount in their minds.

Like Fröhlich (2019), Author of the “East Africa’s forgotten slave trade” said, East Africans were sold as slaves by Muslim Arabs to the Middle East and other places via the Sahara desert and Indian Ocean.” Most People of color (melaninated people) don’t know their innate place of birth. They can’t trace their roots or the family history for more than four generations. See how far you can trace your family roots. What part of the world did you come from or are you indigenous to this great country, Turtle Island, the land of free bronze skin Indiana’s and Melaninated people.