Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Be not deceived


what am i sowing, and what is being grown?
i already know that i am better to people than i need to be,
and i'm better than they are to me.
this is intentional. 


There are 55 verses in the Bible regarding sowing and reaping.  The one my mom recited to me and my sister when we were kids, is from Galatians 6:7 KJV :
 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

This idea of sowing and reaping, also known as The Golden Rule, is common amongst every single religion. 
There's a reason all religions have it in common.
Some call it karma.

Song in my head

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

DMSR

I want a dinner party.
Then a party.
 Here.
Nothing but Prince music, circa Sign O The Times and all the music before then, especially If I Was Your Girlfriend, DMSR and International Lover, on repeat.
I want a period after every sentence, an exclamation mark ending with laughter, and love, followed by love making. right here. Right now.

"All I wanna do is dance...play music, sex, romance, and try my best to never get bored...."

Word.


-DAVE CHAPELLE

Back to me



              let's get back to love
                                    (back to love, where it's supposed to be)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Control



                            Some things fall apart without you having to do anything.
And some things stay intact without you having to do anything.
                   Some things fall apart no matter how hard you try to keep them together.
And some things stay intact no matter how hard to try to break them apart.

--me 


           We are not in control. Certainly we are in control of our own behavior and we can try to control our thoughts but our minds do have “a mind of their own.”

This is why I practice the philosophy of surrendering to God, the universe. I listen more closely to my intuition and go from there. We are given signs and co-called coincidences to help guide us.

That’s why I think we all ought to “go with the flow” and stay true to ourselves, listen to our intuition and trust that we are being led to the right places instead of trying to control the outcome to our specifications. It almost never works.

we are not in control. Certainly we are in control of our own behavior and we can try to control our thoughts but our minds do have “a mind of their own.”
This is why I practice the philosophy of surrendering to God, the universe. I listen more closely to my intuition and go from there. We are given signs and co-called coincidences to help guide us.
That’s why I think we all ought to “go with the flow” and stay true to ourselves, listen to our intuition and trust that we are being led to the right places instead of trying to control the outcome tou our specifications. It almost never works.
- See more at: http://tomstine.com/youre-not-in-control/#sthash.U0PcSDhT.dpuf

Saturday, July 20, 2013

QOTD



                Have you ever been racially profiled? What happened?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coon of the Day

His twitter message:
Larry Elder ‏@larryelder 15 Jul Maybe I should have muted the sound. That way I could see how "not guilty" translates into --"it's okay to stalk and kill young black men".




Amidst the aftermath of a crackling war of words that had been heating up Twitter of late, this evening Piers Morgan invited Larry Elder to take a seat on "The Grill," and the live guest did not fail to fan the flames.

On Tuesday, the radio host used the micro-blogging site to criticize Piers Morgan's recent interview of Rachel Jeantel, disputing the host's claim that his guest was of strong intellect.
Referencing Elder's social media commentary, Morgan asked a very straightforward question:


"Is she stupid, Larry?"
Choosing not to answer the question asked, Wednesday's guest fired back at Morgan instead:
"I think you're stupid for saying that kind of thing, for trying to get black people convinced that race and racism remains a major part of America when it doesn't," he blurted. "Racism is not a major problem in America anymore. The number one problem facing black people are the large number of black people born outside of wedlock."
"Just out of interest, how many languages do you speak," Piers Morgan asked Elder, setting up the point that the aforementioned Jeantel speaks three.
"I don't speak ebonics as well as Rachel, if that's what you mean," came Elder's response.
Finally, after quite a bit of time spent listening to his guest shout, and dodging any specific questions, Piers Morgan simply ended the interview:
"Thank you Larry Elder," he said calmly, before introducing the next story.












Thursday Throwback


Angie loves ya

"He's misunderstood, some say that he's up to no good around the neighborhood
But fo' your information - alot of my brothers got education (now check it)
You got ya wallstreet brotha, ya blue collar brotha, 
Your down for whatever chillin on the corner brother
A talented brotha, and to everyone of yall behind bars
You know that Angie loves ya
 
Black Brotha, I love ya, I will never - try to hurt ya
I want ya, to know that, I'm here for you - forever true
Black Brotha, strong brotha, there is no - one above ya
I want ya, to know that, I'm here for you - forever true"
 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

صحيح

وقال "عندما ولدت، أنا أسود، عندما يكبر، أنا أسود، عندما أذهب في الشمس، أنا أسود، وأنا خائفة، أنا أسود، وعندما كنت مريضة، أنا أسود وعندما أموت، أنا لا تزال سوداء ... وكنت زميل الأبيض، وعندما كنت ولدت، كنت وردي، عندما تكبر، أنت أبيض، عندما تذهب في الشمس، وكنت الأحمر، وعندما كنت الباردة، كنت الأزرق، وعندما كنت خائفا، كنت أصفر، عندما تمرض، أنت أخضر، وعندما تموت، أنت رمادي ... وتدعوني الملونة؟؟ ........



"When I born, I Black, When I grow up, I Black, When I go in Sun, I Black, When I scared, I Black, When I sick, I Black, And when I die, I still black... And you White fellow, When you born, you pink, When you grow up, you White, When you go in Sun, you Red, When you cold, you blue, When you scared, you yellow, When you sick, you Green, And when you die, you Gray... And you call me colored???........."
 

author unknown. 


True. 

Curtis Mayfield- The Makings of You








Rhetorical question


                                                                                                                                                              Isn't it 'interesting' how a man can go free after ending a fight he started?

No reason

I just needed someone black and beautiful to look at for a minute.

The Sun In My Face

but with the hand held up against it

fingers closed and partially opened

I can see between—

from what you intend the brightness of the sun to distract me

to cause me to overlook the dark sinister truths
the message behind the message behind the message

hidden be-

neath the message,

attempting to

lull me into a false sense of security.
& wanting me to agree what is shown on the surface,

but

I can see between the lines.  

I can see between the lies.

the heart of the matter,
the truth.

Just so you know.


                 --Alieuxcasey-George

Gil Scott Heron - Message to the Messengers

A time to reflect

The Zimmerman verdict is a reminder that we need to cherish our fathers, sons and brothers.

 On Saturday night I mourned. It felt like the first time I'd heard of Trayvon Martin all over again.
                                                              I'm still in mourning.
 I knew this would be the verdict in the same way that I thought America would never elect (or re-elect) a black president.
 I hoped that things would not go the way I expected, but I didn't want to set my hopes too high and be disappointed.
 This was another rare instance where I wanted to be proved wrong.
 When I went on Facebook and saw that my best friend reported that the verdict was in and that GZ was not guilty, it was like a dam had burst, and I cried. It was as if Trayvon Martin was my son or my nephew, and gz was getting away with it.
 It convinced me that in ameriKKKa black boys don't mean a thing.
 I was thinking, what would I tell my young son about why gz got away with murdering a black boy.
 We want our kids to grow up innocent, and full of hope and dreams, the worrying left up to the parents/guardians.
 On Saturday night I mourned.
 I'm still in mourning
 Each time I think of the injustice served in this case, I am mad and angry and pissed off and hurt and hopeless and scared, and a whole lot more feelings that I haven't been able to process since Saturday night.
 I'd like to say something eloquent and meaningful that can ease my pain and everybody else's, too, something that could make sense of a verdict that for so many of us makes none.
  But I don't have it in me today, and I'm not sure I ever will.
 Unfortunately, a lot of people feel the same way.
 I'm still in mourning. There are too many Travon Martins to count.

 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Enough Said

"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."

 --Maya Angelou

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Did you hear what they said?


Strange Fruit


An injustice was served today

I am usually a very positive person, but right now I am utterly disgusted by our country's justice system. Shame on Florida, shame on the people of the jury, and shame on anyone who doesn't see this as a travesty not just to African Americans but to all Americans. My heart is heavy tonight.

Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
‪#‎trayvonmartin‬

Quote- Dick Gregory

"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that." 
                 --Dick Gregory

-About the Black Panther Party

"I think most people, when they think about the Black Panther Party, they think in very abstract, caricatured terms. They think about black fists in the air, but they don't think about the actual people, and the families, and the relationships." --Kerry Washington

Friday, July 12, 2013

Something to think about.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11

Have you put away childish things, or behaviours?      

 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Could You Pass The Literacy Test Given To Black Voters In The 1960s?

You have 10 minutes to answer these 30 questions.


This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder  overturned Section 4(b) of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which mandated federal oversight of changes in voting procedure in jurisdictions that have a history of using a “test or device” to impede enfranchisement. Here is one example of such a test, used in Louisiana in 1964.
After the end of the Civil War, would-be black voters in the South faced an array of disproportionate barriers to enfranchisement. The literacy test—supposedly applicable to both white and black prospective voters who couldn’t prove a certain level of education but in actuality disproportionately administered to black voters—was a classic example of one of these barriers.
The website of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, which collects materials related to civil rights, hosts a few samples of actual literacy tests used in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s. 
In many cases, people working within the movement collected these in order to use them in voter education, which is how we ended up with this documentary evidence. Update: This test—a word-processed transcript of an original—was linked to by Jeff Schwartz, who worked with the  Congress of Racial Equality in Iberville and Tangipahoa Parishes in the summer of 1964.
Most of the tests collected here are a battery of trivia questions related to civic procedure and citizenship. (Two from the Alabama test: “Name the attorney general of the United States” and “Can you be imprisoned, under Alabama law, for a debt?”)
But this Louisiana “literacy” test, singular among its fellows, has nothing to do with citizenship. Designed to put the applicant through mental contortions, the test's questions are often confusingly worded. If some of them seem unanswerable, that effect was intentional. The (white) registrar would be the ultimate judge of whether an answer was correct.
Try this one: “Write every other word in this first line and print every third word in same line (original type smaller and first line ended at comma) but capitalize the fifth word that you write.”  
--courtesy,  Slate.com




Thursday Throwback


Thursday Throwback


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Special

You must remember that (You must remember) 
 You were born with blood of kings and queens 
And can't be stopped
Stay strong my sister (Stay strong my sister)
  You can't be stopped No,
 you can't be stopped

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cops go door-to-door in Trayvon's town

I know that we should go about our daily lives and  leave the revenge up to God, but between me, you , and God, I'm glad I'm not in Florida because I'm afraid of what I might do, should gz be found innocent.  I'm praying that God finds favor with the Martin Family. I hope you're praying too.

Just saying

Cops are going door-to-door in an American city again, only this time at least they are knocking on doors instead of knocking them down. The most recent example of a police-state presence is developing even now in Sanford, Fla.
 

Maxwell -Simply Beautiful


Monday, July 1, 2013

LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police

He’s not exactly known for bad behavior, but even the former host of the children’s show Reading Rainbow fears he will be mistreated by police because of his skin color.
Actor and director LeVar Burton explained Monday on CNN that he follows a particular procedure every time he is stopped by police to avoid a potentially deadly confrontation. He removes his hat and sunglasses, rolls down his window, and puts out his hands to show he is not armed.
“I do that because I live in America,” Burton added.
He said that as a responsible parent, he taught his son to follow the same procedure.
Author Tim Wise, on the other hand, recalled that as a 23-year-old he once locked himself outside of his car. While he was trying to break into his car with a coat-hangar, he was approached by a police officer. Rather than question why Wise was attempting to break into a vehicle, the officer casually informed him he was “breaking into the car the wrong way” and offered to help him.
“The cop was trying to help me break in,” Wise remarked. “Now, there is not a black man in this country, 23 years of age, for whom that would have been the reaction… Basically, what my mom told me was, ‘Be nice to cops.’ She didn’t say, ‘Don’t move your hands because you’re going to get shot.’”
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by CNN, below: