Good Morning! I pray that everyone is having a wonderful week as we are a week away from THANKSGIVING! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!? This time next week, we'll all be gearing up for some good food, shopping, and just think, Christmas is right around the corner! God bless everyone on today and remember, you have so much to be thankful for! Always remember that no matter what you're going through in life, God has always been good and He always will be there for us all!
This week has been one of extreme scrutiny for Bill Cosby. We started to know that Bill Cosby was doing a little too much when he had a say so over relationships, politics, and other things that were not...well...Bill Cosby. I was always thinking "Just stick to Pudding Pops and Comedy Bruh!" If you grew up in the 1980's and 1990's, as a young person, every Thursday night, you tuned into NBC to watch "The Cosby Show." You watched a Doctor and a Lawyer, live their lives in overcoming family issues with laughs, joy, and happiness that we all wanted to have in our own homes. It was good, family television. We watched this Man read books to kids, make "Pudding Pop" and "Jello" a household name. Bill Cosby was "America's Dad." NOT JUST FOR BLACK PEOPLE...ALL PEOPLE! These rape allegations against him wouldn't be so bad, to be honest, if he was a bad person. But, this is BILL COSBY we're talking about here. I think about just a few years ago with Joe Paterno, the Head Football Coach for decades at Penn State University. A legend before the Sandusky Rape Incidents came about. Now, you better not go to Happy Valley and even mention the name "Joe Paterno." Will the same thing happen to Bill Cosby?
We're not just talking about 1 or 2 Women...we're talking about 14 different Women who have come forward and said this man raped them and made them do sexual acts that they did not want to do! 14! I still can't get it out of my head. This is...Bill Cosby. Even if it is Bill Cosby, at any cost, rape is and will always be WRONG! So, if Bill Cosby is getting caught up like this, who in the WORLD does the Black Generation have to look up too? I know we shouldn't put that much love and trust in a Man, but in a lot of ways, we all did! That happy, go lucky guy that brought so many smiles to so many of our faces over all those years. They aren't even playing reruns of The Cosby Show anymore on television, and rightfully so! Allegations or not, Rape doesn't just mess up the person who committed the rape or was the victim's life, this messes up A WHOLE BUNCH of people's lives. To be honest, I feel like I'm one of them. I feel like for every person who watched The Cosby Show for all those years, I feel like we were let down a bit. What is done in the dark, shall come to light. Maybe we all need to check who are mentors and role models are and don't hold anyone up higher than they need to be. We are all people and all make mistakes, but some things should not be done, like Rape. I'm praying for all the victims and even for Bill Cosby. This one just hurts a bit. I hurt for all of us who looked up to a Man for so long and now, we can't really do that anymore. Thank you for all the laughs over the years Bill Cosby, but it's time to Man up and be the Man you tried to teach so many of us how to be for all those years. Do the right thing for those Women and for your fans. READ...SHARE...LOVE! - PROFESSOR JT