J Boney Speaks

banner_jboney_colorThere are three types of people that will be your opposition in life.

Don’t be surprised when you are faced with obstacles or challenges in your life, especially from these people.

The first person that you will encounter is your “competitor.”

v7_jboney_christaineseLet me start off by saying:

I LOVE THE LORD!   THANK YOU JESUS!   PRAISE THE LORD!     AMEN!

Okay, did I get them all in?

You know what I mean, to satisfy the person that we all know that doesn’t seem to know how to have a meaningful dialogue without speaking “Christianese.”

 

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Black History Month is acknowledged by some, celebrated by some and ignored by some in the United States every February.

Yeah...yeah, I know that it is the shortest month of the year and “they” could have given us a month that had more days in it. I am not a conspiracy theorist or anything, but I can see how someone could look at that and make that argument.

The question I have though is, who is “THEY” and why do “THEY” get to dictate when, how and how often the contributions of blacks in this country are acknowledged and celebrated.

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Dr. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King delivered his “Normalcy, Never Again” speech, most commonly referred to as the “I Have a Dream” speech. 

banner_jboney_colorI am getting sick and tired of things being deemed negative and bad when black people do it. 

Whether it is music or fashion, black people tend to get a bad rap.

What has recently got me hot and bothered, is the way sports, when tied to black people is given a lot of negative critique, but with whites it is celebrated.

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121111_boney_speaksI have observed over the years of my existence here on the Earth and read historical records, the resiliency of black people.  Through slavery to civil rights to the election of the first black President of the United States, we have been through a lot.  The one thing that has kept us strong as a people over all these years and all these circumstances is unity.  While many blacks have not embraced the power of unity, those that have embraced it have been the catalyst behind most of the changes impacting the black race that we have experienced. 

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A week doesn’t go by when I find myself getting asked, “So, what do you do?”

I routinely share information about my various business interests, but I always find myself sharing information on the thing that drives me the most, the non-profit that I started called the Texas Business Alliance.

I left my corporate career as a bank Vice President after 11 years to start my work in the nonprofit sector, helping minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) better understand the importance of being a part of a statewide network that focuses on the promotion, advocacy and development of its’ members.

 

111511_sports_boneyby Jeffrey L. Boney
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Anyone who really knows me, knows that I am a die-hard Miami Dolphins fan. I root for the Texans if they aren’t playing my team or battling for playoff position, but a fan is a fan. As is evidenced by this season, teams have their ups and their downs. In Miami, we lost our starting quarterback, Chad Henne, for the season and as a result had obtained a record of 0 wins and 7 losses. Talk about dismal.

 

 

 

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How many of you are sports fans? I know I am! 

I can hardly wait for the seasons. You know, football season (college and NFL), basketball season (college and if they have actually have one this year, the NBA), and baseball season. Every sport has winners and losers, but they all have one thing in common.....TEAM.

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Giving the Black Dollar Away

I remember the last time I made the decision to support a popular local fast-food chain that a lot of people in the black community frequent. It was a life-changing and eye-opening experience.  Call it an epiphany or a revelation. Having chosen to eat my food there, I became shocked by the fact that I discovered a metal object my lodged in food.

FALLBROOK CHURCH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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