Remove the Statues!

In Tupac’s song “Keep Ya Head Up,” he raps that black people were not “meant to survive” in America. Those monstrous Confederate statues posted only affirm the generational hindrance he raps about in the song.

Yeah it is history, but it is a bad part of history, that represents a fucked up ideology! Stolen from a country against their own will or sold into slavery, our ancestors were born into a horrible era of hate and chaos, which has led to generations of oppression.  The blood of all the beatings and whippings, the tears from being taken advantage of without consent, sweat from back-breaking labor, and pain from being ripped apart from family members was all meant to keep black people down.  This is what saturates American soil (not to forget the harsh removal of American Indians and Mexicans from their initial homes in America).

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Years of slavery, brutal killings, and rape is what the Confederate statues glorify.

Years of stigmatizing the black community as uneducated beings is what Confederate statues glorify.

Years of not letting black people own their lives and their decisions is what confederate statues glorify.

It is time to rid America of those disdainful statues, meant to constantly remind black people of inferiority.  It is time to eliminate the prejudging, stereotyping, and profiling that those statues have left as a remnant of injustice to black people.

Maybe once those statues are eliminated young black boys wearing hoodies will not be shot, excessive force will not be used on young black girls in school or black women who get pulled over for not turning on their signal light while changing lanes. Image result for black people survive quotes Maybe black people will not have that hard exterior that is perceived as violent. Maybe just for a second we can live in peace without getting chastised or ridiculed for the color of our skin, the texture of our hair, and the curves of our body.

Maybe, once America rids the world of those statues it will stimulate a change necessary for blacks and whites to coexist in the same country without always dwelling on this one era in life that no one can change.  But we can all accept that it happened, accept that the confederate army was defeated, and accept that the whole situation was morally unjust and move forward with our lives to ensure that this never takes place again!

Image result for black people survive quotesWe will no longer consider ourselves a minority in White America. The false belief that we live in a white man’s world will slowly diminish. We will begin to not take the path of least resistance. Yes, while there are many black people who have made something out of themselves we still have a long way to go in uplifting the black community so that all black people know they can achieve greater things in life. That will only start by the removal of an inanimate object that glorifies oppression, depression, and suppression of black people.

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Dear White Supremacist/Neo-Nazis,

We are a century and half into fighting for  true liberation for all civil rights, so what is your fucking problem?

Your indulgence into the world of hate is intolerable among the living and breathing constructive and productive citizens of America. You are wasting so much time continuing this Hate War.  If it is not one thing it is another with you.  I really just can’t with you all [Colloquial]!!!

I really want to know why do you hate black people so much? Why do you hate me so much?

What is your ulterior motive of the current presidential agenda? Why are you so into the President and the President is so into you?

Most of all, why now?  Why did you all of a sudden want to cause an uproar of disorder and dysfunction in America now?

Even if you did control America again, what significant contributions would you make in the world?  I just do not understand why you fucking hate everybody! What would your contributions be to society and making the world a better place?

How would you proceed to carry on national and international agendas?

Do you honestly think you would get anything accomplished with willing followers and supporters?  Of course, there would be a bandwagon effect, especially if it involved killing others to carry through with your political agenda.  Oh shit, this seems seemingly familiar to something else that took place in history… Wonder what that could be??? HHHMMMM….

I honestly want to know: Would you willingly revert back to an inhumane world that chooses to enslave, rape, and sadistically kill humans? Do you really wish that much ill-will and discontent for every other race of people aside from your own race (more emphasis on black people)?! You know, they have a few words to describe that and it is called Mentally Insane!!!

You have some audacity to think you are better than every one else around you.

What would you do to resolve world hunger and homelessness? What would you do to better the environmental policy? You are so quick to say you hate Obamacare, how would you amend the Affordable Care Act? How would you decrease the national debt?  What are your plans for these issues and what makes you think you are qualified?  How would you handle a nuclear or cyber attack? How would you improve foreign relations to sustain a not so violent world? More specifically, how would you continue political efforts to put more pressure on countries such as North Korea and China to prohibit their utilization of dual-use materials? How would keep working internationally to bolster the existing multilateral non-proliferation regimes?

Don’t worry, I’ll wait!!!

Let me be frank with you, you are selfish rebels without a cause for any improvements globally and nationally.  The world has real problems and concerns, aside from your petty hate for other races.

Respectfully,

Just a letter from a concerned citizen.

P.S. We are the highest ranked world power.  How do you think other countries are going to perceive your civil distaste and hatred emanating in the world ?  If we cannot keep our own civil issues under control then what makes you think that we can survive wars against other countries?

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My Thoughts

I saw Hidden Figures this previous weekend and it was absolutely a phenomenal movie.  I did not know that black women partook in the journey of the first man into space, orbiting the earth, and on the moon.  If anything else does not inspire me, which a lot of things do, this movie has definitely been  my initial inspiration and motivation for 2017.

Now with this whole Kim Burrell nonsense.  Do not base your opinion on seeing the movie based on her atrocious sermon.  Now does she seem like a raging homophobic with xenophobic tendencies that speaks before she thinks, YES! Although, I may not personally agree with a person’s lifestyle, I will not judge that individual or condemn that individual, because overall I am not the judge.  God is!! It is also none of my business who and how others want to spend their time.  However, I will continue to spread the Word of God, and to me, that is to love everybody.img_2950

I think it is an unfortunate situation that she lost her promotion endeavors, but, ultimately, its her fault.  She has no significance in the movie, except a soundtrack. Her opinion on a demographic of people should not dictate you watching the movie, because the movie reveals a part of history that most were not aware of. I love knowing what my ancestors have accomplished.  I detest when people bring bad vibes to historically, astronomical moments and the true attention and intention is deflected to mediocrity.

This movie has truly motivated me to accomplish all my academic goals this year,   I hope to share with you all later down the road!

#watchthemovie

#remember

#thinkbeforeyouspeak

 

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My 2016 Highlight

I have had an extremely busy year!!!  I have not been able to aggressively write like I wanted to, in hopes of exploring my creative side, nonetheless, I have had a pretty interesting year.

 

Honestly, I cannot even think back to January and everything in between.  It is like a blur.  I know I knocked out as many college courses as I could this year, which definitely contributes to my lack of memory for this year.  Now I am four classes away from receiving my Bachelor’s degree. (I guess that will be a highlight for 2017).

HOWEVER, my biggest highlight and truly a blessing from God was receiving 20/20 vision.

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A Christmas Message

I just recently got back on my FaceBook page, which means that I took a well needed break from an overbearing, narcissistic driven, and highly opinionated site! I have noticed that I can literally observe social media in spurts.  In the short time that I have been back on FaceBook I have observed quite a few posts and videos that do nothing to increase intellect, confidence, optimism, or any other thing that can remotely improve the well-being of another being, potentially influence a person to do better, or enhance or improve a person’s character.

Out of all the post that do not have any significance, the ones that stick out the most are the ANTI-CHRISTMAS post, which are quite atrocious and downright disrespectful.  Christmas is about love, spreading happiness, and being hopeful. Christmas is meant to be beautiful!

I get it, you may not believe in Santa Claus, God, Spirits, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, etc., but you all are expressing your hate and discontent to children, innocent-minded children!

Your children may be fortunate to receive a plethora of gifts, but there are so many children who pray and hope for a warm bed to lay their head at night, clean water to drink and bathe themselves, toys to play with, books to read, food to eat, the list goes on….  Their Santa Clause may not be a fat guy dressed in a red robe that slides down a chimney. Their Santa may be you, me, our friends, the various of organizations and foundations who donate at special times of the year or all throughout the year.  They believe in HOPE.  Hope that someone will be generous enough to think about them at a sentimental time of the year. 

So when you project to the world via social media that Santa Claus is not real, you are truly projecting that belief systems do not exist, and that believing in something creates a false sense of purpose to receive, to give, to achieve, to share, to wish, to hope, and to pray. What you are perpetuating to society is that you have no moral compass because you have never struggled or never wanted for anything!

So if you won’t admit it, I will be the first to admit, I have struggled and I do have a strong belief system in God.  Over the years I have experienced that feeling that comes when you have the sudden urge to give is not an act of myself, it is an act of my belief, which is the Holy Spirit that dwells within me.  I personally believe that a moral compass is what drives people to give and to believe in the Spirit of Christmas, the Spirit of Santa, and most of all the Spirit of God. God is my Santa, so believe what you want, but do not strip away the Spirit of Christmas that dwells in innocent-minded children or other people around you!

And… if you are too afraid to say Merry Christmas because it is politically incorrect, I would like to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Hope my dog, Prince, cheers you up!

Every time I read this passage I get chills (It is an amazing feeling to believe in something and someone)

Luke 2:6-15:
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

 

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Hey Blackie

It amazes me how the reflection of dislike and discontent towards one another is seen through children at the young age of 14 years old.

A boy suspended two days out of school for defending, once again, the color of his skin.  Yes, someone called him BLACKIE!

I did not know what to tell the boy as he is a product of an interracial relationship with the absence of Blackie.  I could only feel for the boy and tell him from my standpoint that it does not get any easier.

Person:  Hey, Blackie!

Me:  Yes, I am Black! That is who I am, not for the negative connotation you have given to the color of my skin. I accept who I am… big nose and eyes.Full lips and round curves.  Plump butt and thick thighs.  Kinky hair and round bodacious curves. Muscular tone from the rhythm my body can move to on the dance floor.

See I knew once I accepted who I am my heart would not generate hate from filthy words used by another human being. Instead, I can emanate a change through my actions of acceptance.

Being black is what motivates me to keep going, to keep surpassing my peers, especially those who have spoken racial slurs against me and have cursed my very existence.

I want to encourage all Black youth to keep pressing forward.  You do not need to defend the color of your skin.  Defend the content of your mind and the elevation of your intelligence through the truth and acceptance of who you are and who you are meant to be.

So many warriors have come and gone and fought for the color of our skin, that should tell you something right there!!!  So many have won over our rights to be free!! So many have won over our emancipation to aspire to be anything that you want to be!!! So many creations have been made through the brilliant minds of your same skin color!!!

So be proud.  If someone uses that language against you.  Tell them, “you are who God made you to be and you accept who God made you to be.”  You can, also, tell them “defining people by their skin color proves just how inferior and ignorant the human race can really be!”

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I will keep Shining

Not that I care what others think but I have reached a peak of acceptance towards closet sexism that thrives strongly among today’s men in the workforce. The undeniable disdain men exude through their words, demeanor, actions etc. has reached a new level of atrocity.

Why should I not be awarded something I am deserving of… I only put my best foot forward everyday. I aggressively work towards the mission’s goals, while actively working towards accomplishing my personal goals. No, I do not take short cuts! If I notice a problem, I am already presenting solutions.

The competition is real… You say or are always worried about this, that, and the third. Apparently you are not worried enough to always demean my very existent. Is the threat of my existence demeaning to your masculinity in comparison to the apparent success of my femininity? Do you feel threatened by the very existence of my refusal to quit or my drive to survive?

To whereas I am accomplishing my goals for myself, I can’t help but think you are accomplishing your goals for someone else. Or at least, if you did not you would not prey to defame the life of others. You would give credit where credit is due, acquire a lesson-learned, and move on!!!

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