Dr Phil: Medical Child Abuse by Parents or Abuse of Power by a Hospital – March 17, 2014
Who best to answer that question than the Queen of Soul– Aretha Franklin.
Oh my, Lord that woman can SING! Is there a doubt!!! Music is as much a part of black culture as the color black.
Now I see…I feel the spirit!
Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
let our rejoicing rise,
high as the list’ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea
sing a song full of faith that the dark past has tought us,
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
let us march on till victory is won.
Stony the road we trod,
bitter the chast’ning rod,
felt in the day that hope unborn had died;
yet with a steady beat,
have not our weary feet,
come to the place on witch our fathers sighed?
we have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
we have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our star is cast.
God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
thou who has by thy might,
led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray
lest our feet stray frm the places, our God, where we met thee,
least our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee,
shadowed beneath the hand,
may we forever stand,
tru to our God,
Tru to our native land.
Two great songs to start off and set the mood: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See and I Feel Like A Motherless Child
This video is no longer available on You tube. I could not find an equivalent unbiased video but will keep looking. Google, please stop re-writing history by removing the truth.
The video while long (an hour) and of poor quality conveyed the ugsome role of Jim Crow Laws in maintaining American racial apartheid that protected white supremacy through violence and decadence of morality.
I hope the video relieved the staunch grip-hold of stereotypes, particularly as they pertain to black folks lazy-unproductive natures’ as well as demonstrate the purposeful nature of white supremacy in oppressing and creating submissive Black people
You see white man worked hard to keep us down
Worked hard and kept enslaved
Worked hard and made subordinates
Worked hard and made us NIGGERS!
Whites worked hard to create triggers
Masta worked hard, Jim Crow on his side
Worked hard and kept darkys dark
Worked hard and humiliated– whipped and raped,
Worked hard incited fear and brought tears
Whites worked hard to keep us down
White folks filled with hate
Worked hard and divided the spades
Worked hard and stripped pride and masta self-priviligized
Worked hard and lynched children
Whites worked hard to terrorize grins
Racism “the” way
American as apple pie
Patriotic symbol of pride
Niggas no education no land no rights
Whites worked hard and kept in fright
… feet bear-down dubiously slaking doubts
The madness of imperialism and white american supremacism
– Angela Grant
Many unknown black people, families, and children were openly and brutally murdered with impunity. White folks enjoyed bragging rights to these lynchings, this part of history should never be forgotten because it represents the very worst of humanity that still exists today.
Thurgood Marshall: A Legacy of Justice
“We make movies about Malcolm X, we get a holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, but every day we live with the legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall.” A tribute to Thurgood Marshall.
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi… has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for. – Thurgood Marshall
Sadly, our legal system does not see it as a goal worth working for–FOR ALL Americans
None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots. – Thurgood Marshall
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds. – Thurgood Marshall
Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process. – Thurgood Marshall
Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. – Thurgood Marshall
We can always stick together when we are losing, but tend to find means of breaking up when we’re winning. – Thurgood Marshall
Why is that?
Sometimes history takes things into its own hands. – Thurgood Marshall
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.- Thurgood Marshall