Thursday, July 07, 2005

Cool Quote From Tavis Smiley


Listened to Tavis Smiley, who was a guest on yesterday morning's Front Page radio show on KJLH in Los Angeles. He said the coolest thing... something that really stuck with me all day regarding black people and money. To paraphrase:

"We spend money we don't have... on things we don't need... to impress people we don't like (or who don't particularly like us.)"

Part of his promotion of a program to help people build their financial futures... and not just focus on today.
fs

4 comments:

Trent Jackson said...

I love the Front Page! I don't really care for Tavis Smiley too much...I use to want to be like him but then.......anyhoo....makes me want to check my checking account balance

Shelley Halima said...

Preach Tavis, preach!

Shawn said...

Profound!

If we could get MTV and hip hoppers to stop glamourizing all the finest things in life maybe our youth could focus on more important issues than trying to keep up with the Joneses.

SmilingOnThaDL said...

That is soo true! Now, how can we stop this problem in our community