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35 thoughts on “This Rare Tupac Interview is an Awesome Assessment on Why It’s Hard For Some Black People to ‘Bootstrap’ Themselves Out of Poverty

  1. Marcus A. Tucker says:

    I get all my news from here.

  2. What I like and always loved most about Tupac is that he didn't speak in rhymes, he spoken harmony. Harmony to the reality of what was (and still is) going on in 'our' community.

    "We" make up our community and EVERYONE in it. He so eloquently states ALL races and frankly was the first person to 'challenge' us (everyone) about our own racist tendencies.

    -Sometimes against each other…

    Being the child of a former Panther turned Pastor, I feel and see the Passion behind the Purpose and Push. Thank you to whomever found this footage, as I always love listening to the archives of Pac.

    Peace and Blessings.

  3. Fred Murtz says:

    Never before in Black history was any man or woman made to appear to have more wisdom so many years after they have departed! Why is this a rare interview? when Tupac was alive he had available to him right here in NYC, folks who would have made special arangements to have him on air like Tony Brown on Tony Brown's Journal PBS, Gil Noble; Like It Is, ABC, Bill MCcreary; the McCreary Report FOX, on radio; Gary Byrd's Global Black Experience WLIB AM, rev Del Schields; Drive Time Dialogue, WWRL AM, and Bob Law's ; Night Talk WWRL AM

  4. The content of what h is saying is true. There is no doubt about that. However, we as a people, whether Afro American, West Indian or Africa, must put more focus on building wealth and becoming Titans of industry.

    Yes, this is a very difficult task for us and most of us this is like swimming upstream. However, history has demonstrated that any civilization, country, company or individual who achieve any form of success had to content with a intense degree of opposition.

    Yes, our history may have been a brutal one but we must fight even harder. And it is then and only then will we be respected as a race.

  5. Lucene D Simon says:

    Diana Frank Tupac was talking to you! You! You!

  6. Ben Tau says:

    RASE UP YOU MIGHTY RACE!.

  7. Happy Assan says:

    Better we learn to grade ourselves,and rise up from our lost bilieves for doing so we will be able to ACHIEVE what others can and have a hieved.But if we sit gossiping and we will never do or be able to succeed.BLACKS ARE STRONG AND ENERGETIC.JAH BLESS

  8. Elisha Bar Edwardz says:

    True, because Capitalism and Christianity are based on competition/capitalism. AmeriKKKa rewards the individual, not the people, unless melanin-challenged. All these Black prosperity preachers competing to mislead gullible females and complacent men. They'd rather do like pagan whites & call the arabs "terrorists" instead of Genesis 16 prophesied "Ishamael the Wild @$$. Until we divest ourselves of all AmeriKKKan customs, holidays and traditions, DON'T LOOK FOR THINGS TO GET BETTER

  9. Actually I believe that industrializing ourselves is leaving our roots of what a real community is, furthermore assimilating and perpetrating what has gotten our world into the chaos it is presently in. We teach our children to be like us, what did we do? Get things in exactly the ridiculous position humanity is in now, Education tells us we are headed in the wrong direction as a planet. Further perpetration of these ideals dig us deeper into the hole we have already dug.

  10. I believe that industrializing ourselves is leaving our roots of what a real community is, furthermore assimilating and perpetrating what has gotten our world into the chaos it is presently in. We teach our children to be like us, what did we do? Get things in exactly the ridiculous position humanity is in now, Education tells us we are headed in the wrong direction as a planet. Further perpetration of these ideals dig us deeper into the hole we have already dug.

  11. Elisha Bar Edwardz says:

    Blacks who worry about "humanity" over Black Nationalism are gatekeepers for white supremacy…customs, holidays, traditions, assimilation, AmeriKKKa…COME OUT OF HER

  12. Talicia Craft says:

    this was a man before his time!! pure intelligence

  13. "Our family crest was cotton." We as African Americans have been cheated. It is either now or never for us to fight for the "forty acres and a mule" in reparations. We must unite.

  14. Adrian Sal says:

    This is why he got shot. He spoke to and united all Americans. The powers that be want us at each others throats, that way they can manipulate all of us; and prevent us to do anything about their oppression.

  15. Great young Black man, he but died before he truly understood where and how we as a people need to direct our energy in unison.

  16. Red Dipper says:

    What Black people (Black Americans specifically) fail to connect the dots with….Is that the Engine, the Nucleus of American Capitalism in it manifestation from 1538 to 2014……
    Past, Present and Future is "Black Slavery."

  17. Doc Holiday says:

    Tupac is dead, because he was stupid! He made a ton of money and he was still involve in gang warfare. He had the opportunity to create jobs in any neighborhood he wanted. He chose his gang culture and that is what killed him. Tupac was real yea, real DEAD!

  18. Abron Toure says:

    This is so negative! Totally disagree with how this is being used!

  19. Roy Coleman says:

    He got rich from that lifestyle and he died in it. Is he stupid for making the money in that life or dying in it? All occupations have hazards and death is one of the risks of gangsterism!! In his music he talked about death and dying young. Tupac was a man resigned to his fate!!

  20. Doc Holiday says:

    Roy Coleman No he is just stupid. He was a good actor and a great singer. Hip hop is not my cup of tea, but I liked some of his stuff. He chose that life style. He had the chance to choose another life style and he did not. He had all of the resources to make a better quality life for himself and others, but he chose to act like a tough guy and found out that he was not that tough. He could have set up businesses to employ people, but he chose to be a selfish idiot. He sang his protest songs against the government and the so called racist society. Even Malcolm X stated, "Don't compare yourself to the white man if you cannot build your own schools, do not compare yourself to the white man if you cannot build your own businesses, etc…" He made the speech to an all Black congregation after he returned from Africa. I crack up at clowns like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Ceasar Chavez and the like for ranting against corporations for so called racism. Let them start a business, invest in a business, run the business deal with lazy and ineffective employees and then get sued for firing them. Let them build that business and employ hundreds so that they can buy homes, support schools and the like. No they will not do it, because they do not have the know how and more important and the real reason they can't they are TOO LAZY TO LEARN.

  21. Doc Holiday says:

    Roy Coleman No he is just stupid. He was a good actor and a great singer. Hip hop is not my cup of tea, but I liked some of his stuff. He chose that life style. He had the chance to choose another life style and he did not. He had all of the resources to make a better quality life for himself and others, but he chose to act like a tough guy and found out that he was not that tough. He could have set up businesses to employ people, but he chose to be a selfish idiot. He sang his protest songs against the government and the so called racist society. Even Malcolm X stated, "Don't compare yourself to the white man if you cannot build your own schools, do not compare yourself to the white man if you cannot build your own businesses, etc…" He made the speech to an all Black congregation after he returned from Africa. I crack up at clowns like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Ceasar Chavez and the like for ranting against corporations for so called racism. Let them start a business, invest in a business, run the business deal with lazy and ineffective employees and then get sued for firing them. Let them build that business and employ hundreds so that they can buy homes, support schools and the like. No they will not do it, because they do not have the know how and more important and the real reason they can't they are TOO LAZY TO LEARN.

  22. Doc Holiday says:

    Your funny! Stay poor! Things will not get better, because your lazy ass will just sit in front of the TV. Start a business and then give your proceeds away to whomever you want to.

  23. Doc Holiday says:

    Your funny! Stay poor! Things will not get better, because your lazy ass will just sit in front of the TV. Start a business and then give your proceeds away to whomever you want to.

  24. Doc Holiday says:

    Give me a break did you pick cotton? Even if you did how do you invest your money? Crack is not an investment! If I gave you a mule will you know what to do with it? If I gave you forty acres what will you do with it? Here is your real problem. What do you know how to do? Can you build a house? Probably not! Can you build a business? I doubt it! You probably own a hundred dresses and a thousand pair of shoes. You probably paid too much for your car, clothes and everything else. What is your credit score. Take a look at your score it will tell you who you really are! I hope it is good!

  25. Doc Holiday says:

    Give me a break did you pick cotton? Even if you did how do you invest your money? Crack is not an investment! If I gave you a mule will you know what to do with it? If I gave you forty acres what will you do with it? Here is your real problem. What do you know how to do? Can you build a house? Probably not! Can you build a business? I doubt it! You probably own a hundred dresses and a thousand pair of shoes. You probably paid too much for your car, clothes and everything else. What is your credit score. Take a look at your score it will tell you who you really are! I hope it is good!

  26. Doc Holiday says:

    Damn good singer, good actor, but a lousy person. Involved in crime, gang warfare, killing his fellow African Americans and the like. Yea, Great young Black man.

  27. Doc Holiday says:

    YEA, YOUR RIGHT BRO! EVERYBODY PICK UP A BOOK AND READ!

  28. Doc Holiday You REALLY need to calm down and know this is the internet. You are just another coward keystroking. Worry about yourself and what you can and should do to better the community and stop being a hateful slave.

  29. Elisha Bar Edwardz says:

    The snarky apathetic reptilian, nephilim-seed son of Cain rears his ugly hooded head…bitchmade Pagan Holiday, don't you have an innocent kindergarten to mow down with your secular 2nd Amendment firearms, devil?

  30. because the eff BEE EYE deemed it useful to stretch this bizness out and "mystify" the masses on half measures of fact instead of immediate reasoning and action

  31. "I didn't have a record till I made one" and that was on trumped up charges of fondling a planted girl. Hunted by the FBI in early grade school. A pistol to his pregnant moms belly. Govmt agent he shot dead amid a crowd of same ,no charges for that. u dont know ANYTHING about him, but slander

  32. Никой Не says:

    The interview was taken in 1992.

  33. Etheleen Lawrence says:

    Racism/white supremacy is the foundation and driver of this country and the world. It will take the mighty hand of the Creator to fix the evils done upon this planet by and for the white race, and I can guarantee that the almighty is about to do just that. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet, loses his soul????

  34. You got your damn nerves Doc Holiday with the way some of you always seem to excuse Caucasian brutality and deception, trickery, thievery, killing, to get all the wealth it has accumulated from the 300 years of FREE slave labor and mistreatment any people have experienced and now you want to say Black people like Tupac are lazy and what he should have done with certain opportunities he had from his music? Are you a joke or just ignorant as some of the other slave master children? You know better and so do we. You seem to be able to call out all the indiscretions of Black folk but seem to have selective amnesia about the worse people on our planet when it comes to injustice, fair dealing and honesty let alone leaving other people alone…What about the centuries of Rape of our women? If we are so lazy to learn then how did the economy of America get built? From White folks labor or closing our access off to our earned capital from Slavery that you stole and parlayed into the "Stock Market" and they still discriminate. Even under the most intolerable and Hostile condition to live under we have still advance without your help and having constant opposition at every turn (Racism and Hate) We are the best friend America/white people have ever had even in the face of the worst evil we continue to receive from Pink People we are still stupidly and blindly loyal out of ignorance of really knowing you are and will always be our enemy and if we don't separate from you and do something for ourselves then we will perish right along with you sick minded Devils. Are the "Jews" lazy? But Israel get 6 billion of our tax payers dollars…for what? are they beggars and to lazy to learn? You hypocrite!

  35. Jerome Zarks says:

    My brotha I've been saying this all along the media manipulating us. They are playing us like puppets.

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