Peace

If peace means accepting second class citizenship, then I don’t want it. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of evil and injustice, then I don’t want it. If peace means being complacent and accepting the status quo, then I don’t want it. If peace means being passive, then I don’t want it. If peace means a willingness to be exploited and humiliated, then that’s the kind of peace that I don’t want—-DR. KING (from his speech in Louisville Kentucky , 1956)

 

That is white Americans’ definition of peace for Black people and other ethnic groups.  Personally, I would rather die fighting for real peace and freedom.

Reflections on Race and Discrimination

Failure to Listen

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Black History Month – Reflections on Race and Discrimination

What is black?

IDNK. I do not know except that black is more than a color and a race. Black is more like a brand–a blacklisted brand!

For many, blacklists are impassable roadblocks, varying in fortitude at different points in life. For a black person–blacklisted at birth–the seizure of one’s future at any roadblock makes moving forward a defeating and torturous road of interminable and fatal roadblocks.

Where have we been since the days of Martin Luther King, Jr.? We are still blacklisted at birth, living in fear of roadblocks that now house the future generations of blacks in jail cells.

Black is knowing there is little chance of justice due to the color of one’s skin. “As Malcolm X said, if you’re black and you live south of the Canadian border, you live in the South. {Relatives} first awoke me…

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Malcolm X: Who Taught You To Hate Yourself? |Video

Happy Birthday Malcolm X!

Failure to Listen

“It’s just like when you’ve got some coffee that’s too black, which means it’s too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won’t even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.” -Malcolm X

Happy 92nd Birthday Malcolm X

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Normalized #PoliceBrutality Stirs Thoughts Of End Of Life Decisions

With Trump in the White House, the KKK and other white supremacists holding key positions in his regime, particularly,  Jeff Sessions as Attorney General one must plan.  Sessions recently issued a memo doubling down on non-violent drug offenses, code word for war on black communities.

Today, standard practice is for police officers to murder in cold blood black men, women and children during traffic stops. Stops initiated and escalated by cops who then claim fear for their lives as heavily armed, trained public servants who are hired to serve and protect the community.  These officers murder unarmed innocent black ppl for broken tailgates, flat tires or for being black.  Following orders, cooperation and respect do not seem to protect PoC from so-called ‘lone’ cops bent on killing a negro in the name of white supremacy or just because they can get away murder.

Within police departments, lone cops are prevalent; their culture dominant and pervasive not only in PDs but also police unions across the country.  When a black person encounters these types during a traffic stop, it’s hard to tell the difference between so-called good cops (a dinosaur these days) and bad cops (growing exponential in numbers).  One should presume they are all bad cops as on a whim, these officers of the law can abuse their power and murder innocent unarmed Americans without consequence.

It is times like this black people must consider end of life decisions.  Get your estates in order as well as decide how do you want to be murdered by a cop, white man or white woman?   Will you cry and plead for your life to no avail?  Or will you make them really fear you?  You’re gonna die anyway!

 

Proud Suicide Bomber Soldier Unit in Gaza
Proud Suicide Bombers Soldier Units in Gaza

Death

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.

What is it that dies inside of us while we live?  I don’t know for you but for me it was hope.  What is life without hope?

Life ended a while back, a living shell remains, eventually that too will crumble, returning to Mother Nature’s life cycle.

Adversity

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. – Malcolm X

Next time you feel defeated think about this quote.  Go to the balcony, process the full picture and find the opportunities for  self-growth as well as improved performance beneath those feelings of failure.

How to Help Residents Suffering from the Flint Water Crisis

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Click Here:

https://www.cityofflint.com/how-can-i-help/

How to Donate Water

All Pallets and Cases of Water over 100:

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Address: 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503

Call: (810) 239-4441 ask for Tina Martinez, Director of Operations to schedule a delivery

Loose water cases (non-pallet and under 100 cases)

Weekdays: Catholic Charities
Address: 901 Chippewa St, Flint, MI 48503

Call: (810) 232-9950 to make arrangements for delivery


Help Flint in Various Ways, Click Here: www.HelpForFlint.com


Flint Water Information Clearinghouse, Click Here:www.FlintWaterDefenseInfo.org


Class Action Lawsuit Info and Assistance, Click Here:www.FlintWaterClassAction.com

Current News Article Links:

https://www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/government/6-flint-residents-arrested-town-hall-protesting-water-crisis-yeah-thats-still-happening/

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/thousands-of-flint-residents-could-lose-their-homes-because-of-unpaid-water-bills/ar-BBAKSzi

https://www.yahoo.com/news/queen-latifah-stars-movie-flint-water-crisis-203301923.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/04/the-latest-in-flints-water-crisis-pay-for-it-or-lose-your-home/?outputType=accessibility&nid=menu_nav_accessibilityforscreenreader

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-poisoning-of-flint/2016/01/19/5462112c-be02-11e5-9443-7074c3645405_story.html?utm_term=.2560afa1e8bf

Jesse Jackson Leads National March In Flint To End Water Crisis FLINT, MI – FEBRUARY 19: People gather in front of a church before participating in a national mile-long march to highlight the push for clean water in Flint February 19, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. The march was organized in part by Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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