We all have heard about Chrisette Michele performing at the Presidential Inauguration. A lot of people are upset and I feel that we must accept that Donald Trump is the President Of The United States Of America. The people who did not vote in the election, this is your fault because now a lot of you want to complain.
Maybe it wasn't a good choice but it was her choice. There are many African American entertainers who are literally struggling to make an income from their craft. People always assume that these singers are (rolling in the dough) it is not always true. Just last week I was looking up a singer who I really love, net worth, and it was only $250,000 and I was shocked because this singer has been singing since the 1980's. I really feel that we should support these singers so that they don't have to sing for venues that really don't support them, but they have to because they must make a living.
To punish Chrisette Michele for doing what she felt that she had to do isn't fair at all. We love to jump on bandwagons and take up causes when we really need to find out what we need to do for our communities and go to more shows to support these artist because it is much needed. Many rock artist are popular and they have been performing for thirty years or more, why? because their community sees value in their art.
I think back to the times when Sammy Davis Jr. had to perform at clubs and could only enter from the back door and could not be served in restaurants because of the color of his skin. Many of the singers from yesteryear had to perform and could not use the bathrooms at the club because they were considered inferior because of their race and they had to use facilites for black people. Many decided to perform anyway because they had to persevere to get their breakthrough and they helped change this nation in many ways. We must learn our history so that we can appreciate what our ancestors did to build and change America.
We still endure discrimination but it is better than it used to be and we must change our mindset because it is stifling and we have to move forward. Moving forward doesn't mean that we forget where we have come from but it means that we are going to build from here and get everything that America has to offer.
If we stay in the same place, we will not grow!