a couple years ago,
i said to myself:
if some shit goes wrong tomorrow,
you have no money saved.
You are literally assed out.”
…and it took me down a rode of saving and understanding how credit works.
i’m still learning,
cause Lord knows i love to buy shit,
but i had to reel it back.
as black folks,
many of us were never taught how to save money for a rainy day.
we often get blinded by those who are flexing on social media,
but the rona has exposed how many were living paycheck to paycheck.
What businesses were basically paycheck to paycheck
gabrielle union took to “the jasmine brand” to talk about how the rona is effecting black hollywood.
it left me feeling two types of ways…
first of all:
Can we font about her skin!?!?!?
that can’t be all “fenty beauty” because she is glowing.
so before the rona,
many were all about the flex.
they lived their lives apologetically and acted like they had it like that.
“us commoners couldn’t keep up with the money,
now the rona is going into 2 months of lock down,
those same folks are crying about not being able to keep up with their lifestyles.
you should have been flexing in a savings account.
i don’t feel sorry for them.
feel for all the working black actors and actresses who are out of work.
as you know,
black hollywood doesn’t get paid as much as their white counterparts.
so your fav isn’t making the same bread as a tom cruise or a meryl streep.
viola davis is an amazing actress and she is getting peanuts compared to white actresses.
not everyone is b,
this all leads back to:
Some of us not having our own…
Some of us not supporting our own…
the rona should teach us that we are pretty much hanging on by a thread in this country.
now that the economy has taken such a hit,
it’s gonna be a real shit show once this is all over.
we need to start pulling it together.