MLK Day is the start of Black History season in my eyes. You can call it "black history's new year." I like this time of year because a lot of performing opportunities come up. This means more dollar bills to pay bills from a holiday season run-a-muck. I know there are black performers out there who refuse to perform during this time. They feel it is insulting to only be asked to perform during "black history month." These are the same people who get upset at Mcdonald's for airing their Black History 365 commercial only during February. They're also the people that won't take a high pay, set your own hours, be your own boss, company car, and maximum benefits, type of job, if they feel they are only being offered the position because they are black. And I understand.
(DLUX got a big 'ol) But, it is one thing to ask a black investment banker, to go down to the street corner, tap dance, sing, and shine shoes for $1000. This is something she doesn't normally do (I would hope). But if you are asked to do what you do and you are treated with respect and getting well compensated then play on player (Emphasis on the -er, I'm on the west coast). Especially for us conscious, positive, motivational, type of black artist. Any opportunity you get to speak to the masses you should take because you don't know who needs to hear you words that day.
Refusing to perform during Black History Month is like saying….
"Oh you only like the beat, you can't buy my music!"
"It's only 99.9% effective. Well I ain't using it!"
Even weeds have their purpose in the garden. The person who wants to use for a "one month stand" and not call you anymore is ignorant (Not as a character judgment, but as lack of knowledge). You can't let the shortsighted, stop you from seeing the big picture. I don't remember the verse verbatim, but doesn't everything work to glorify the most high?
Let me know your thoughts,