I consider myself to be passionate about Black people and the Black experience. That being said, I think its understandable that I will always fight for the underdog. Today is BLOG ACTION DAY, a day where thousands of bloggers around the world will focus on poverty. Its important that we never forget the poor among us in our world society. For its the number of poor among us that represents our success at large. Having said that, I wanted to take this day to shine some light on a little discussed subject here in America in the mainstream media: The Genocide In Darfur.

I don’t wanna get to deep, and share my thoughts on the current state of affairs. But sometimes, I have to wonder if Blacks in America are better off by being here, given the history of racism on this continent, as it relates to our African American History. I’d be interested to hear your opinions on that in your commentary. I will say this, I’m not pleased with the fact that this civil war in the Sudan has been taking place since 1983, and the U.S. Gov’t has done very little in my opinion. I think its really sad that it took the current energy crisis to make our gov’t shift focus and create AFRICOM. Under the guise of creating better opportunities for Africans in the Sudan, we’ll soon see American troops on African soil. The truth is, our gov’t is only concerned with the cheap source of oil that the continent and the region supplies on a world scale. Personally, I wish they would have acted sooner in an humanitarian effort, because lord knows how many lives could have been saved.

If you’re unaware of the situation…

Do me a favor and be sure to checkout this video…

If this doesn’t touch your heart then I sincerely feel sorry for you….

This is just a short insight into the plight of our brothers and sisters across the ocean. It is my hope that you spread the word to your friends and family, or even direct others to this post because I think this is a very important subject. I urge you to do what ever you can to assist our brothers and sisters by donating what ever you can monetarily. Its not about how much you donate, its about taking a stand and making a difference.CLICK HERE TO DONATEAgain, its not about how much money you donate, its about making a difference.

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RiPPa is the creator, publisher, and editor-in-chief of The Intersection of Madness & Reality. As a writer, he uses his sense of humor, sarcasm, and sardonic negro wit to convey his opinion. Being the habitual line-stepper and fire-breathing liberal-progressive, whether others agree with him, isn’t his concern. He loves fried chicken, watermelon, and President Barack Obama. Yes, he's Black; yes, he's proud; and yes, he says it loud. As such, he's often misunderstood.