The Death Of Prince, and the refusal Of Black Folks to Accept the reality of the circumstances of his untimely Death. With the recent Untimely Death of Prince, The Artist, all kinds of wild theories and conspiracies are flying around on the internet, like verbal Drones, waiting to drop on any, about his untimely death. The secrecy surrounding the investigation only serves to feed these people, who rise to each theory like sharks to chum. It’s slightly irritating to rational people, because things like this, only serve to undermine serious issues in the black community on issues where the credibility of the “powers that be” are in question.
Individuals that are really interested in finding out what really happened to Prince should take the time to peruse all the solid credible facts, that have come out so far. They would see that the Man had a drug abuse problem for whatever reason. Realizing that in your mind, and saying it out loud, does not make you disloyal to Princes memory, or take away from his musical legacy one whit. Also, it has come to light through Van Jones, the CNN political commentator, that Prince was quietly involved in philanthropy in many areas, that helped the community.
If we as Black people don’t learn to block out the “white noise” that causes us to not focus on facts, we are not going to be able to progress in a real sustained way to remedy the real problems in our community. To continue to holla “Illuminati” every time one of our best and brightest dies only serves to act like quicksand when it comes to critical thinking. Drug abuse in the entertainment community has slain many bright talented individuals of all colors. Kurt Cobain, Freddie Prinze, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison, etc. There are too numerous to name, the list is that long.
People need to focus on the musical legacy the man left behind, and the good work that he did while here. Too Bad, he didn’t have stronger influential people around him who gave a damn about him as a person, instead of Prince the artist, and maybe he would still be here. The life of some of these celebrities has to be a lonely depressed one, a good portion of the time. You don’t know who cares about you, for you, and not about what you can do for them. Plus a lot of people depend on you for a living. That’s a lot of pressure, for anybody.
Also, the Man had some heavy things happen to him in his personal life, that probably weighed on him as a person. The fact that he most likely abused drugs does not make him less of a person to me. Those were his personal demons and have nothing to do with me, or anyone else, except his close family and friends. Please, Black folks, stop with the conspiracy theories. We can discuss this issue rationally and logically. The most real thing that’s happening with his death is it looks like its gonna get ugly with the family insofar as him not leaving a will. let’s hope and pray that it gets worked out without too much acrimony.
Nuwla contributor – Cedric Wayne Bell
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Cedric Wayne Bell is a living example of being able to turn your life around if you don’t give up. The preacher’s son, who served time in prison is an Ashland University graduate, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Cedric is an author, community activist, and is passionate about the black community diaspora.