The pride of my ancestry has been one of neglect, but mostly one of oversight. It takes a true patron of truth to embrace heritage, as I came to realize that had it not been for those who were able to rise before me, I wouldn’t be here in the now of my own presence.
Since that historic election of President Obama, this country, nor this world in its whole could have never imagined the significance of his appointment. It was through his ‘selection’ that our faith was redeemed, and the impossible became everyone’s reality.
When a man toils, that man grows. When a man sacrifices, he has already sown his own destiny by the seeds he has planted. When a man weeps, he cleanses his soul, and fortifies his vision to seek the perceived impossibilities of life. It is through living and breathing that we become etched within the spiritual fabric of a ‘marred’ existence. As matters look bleak and hopeless, we must stand together as one, not divided, not disillusioned, but watchful. Keep your eyes open so you can witness the miracle of faith adorned, and the strength of the historic values held within our black history. Make no mistake, we are Kings and Queens. We are rulers who lead, fought, and died for what was right. And while we were taken from our land, stripped of our culture and our birthright, we need not fold, but in its stead, we prosper, we learn, and we grow. Know for certain, we will rise, and truth we prevail because it always does. #Neverstopbelieving.
I reflect often on my life, and what penetrates my mind most is the idea of racism, and the realities of what is really important. You see, when your minds eye focuses on the real prize, nothing else should matter. Held within the eye of racism, and hatred of epic proportions is fear and greed. The fear of losing ground, coupled with the fear of losing control, forces those who seek this domination to render their own measures of fear to regain that control.
My most gratifying moments were spent in war. You see war forces people to band together because we need one another. My back becomes your back, where there is no time for bias, hatred, or prejudice of any kind. When this occurred for me, what was common practice became uncommon. Racial interaction was complete due to the common ground that was witnessed and needed by all.
The presidential election of 2016, ends the reign of one of our greatest presidents, Barack Obama. His leadership, his vision, and his resilience has in my book, become exemplary. For me he has written the book on how to be presidential and that ultimate statesman. His character is impeccable, and his legacy has been framed as majestic. To not see this man as special, labels these naysayers as bigots. That loss of control is a stab in the heart, and that foot hold is no longer solid mass of bleeding and rotten flesh.
I can readily understand when your house begins to erode from the inside out. What keeps that house stable are the inner mechanisms that preserve and protect. In hindsight, this erosion will be magnified, and the tenets of fair and just play will indeed prevail.
To be ‘befriended’ means that someone has truly embraced you. They have taken you under their wing and guided you down a path of assurances. These assurances are symptomatic to creating a platform to stand firmly upon that will hopefully launch you into a stratosphere that allows you to see things different from everyone else. These people who engage difference can be viewed as visionaries that births an introspection into channeling your energy that combines mind, body, and spirit.
These symbolic illustrations that can induce mindful clarity, can and will embellish further growth. Continuing to grow in all of those prescribed endeavors creates ‘soulful intent.’ This ‘soulful intent’ therein captures and becomes the guardian to that inner-self that often gets lost as we grow older. The very idea of defining your inner-self is difficult because so many of us can’t handle our own truth. The truth in all that we do is demonstrated in what and who we become.
To foster a belief system that will regulate behavior is the beginning to healing emotionally.
There is nothing like a mother’s love for it is real and everlasting. My posts of her are not only a part of her legacy, but a huge part of mine. She is my rock, and my precious stone. If your mother is still with you, make sure she is a part of your life because they deserve to be needed and cherished.
My mother is the inspiration that I received for my entire life, and as a reward, I’ve grown both personally and professionally. Happy 89th birthday mom.
The following clip, administered by a young’white man’ was very compelling in that he told the truth regarding the black plight. I applaud this young man of distinction for standing tall and unapologetic.#Awhitemanshonesty.
I was moved by a video clip given by a young ‘white man’ who told the truth about black oppression. For the first time in my life, a person from another race who are considered to be black oppressors found the courage to defend the plight of black people. Visit his website at the bottom of this page to hear more.
Know for certain that hatred in America will be deepened. As deep as this hatred is, our faith has to be much greater, where this same faith must be matched by action, and not reaction. These events will continue to mount where our oppressors will continue to agitate, denigrate, beat and murder people of color no matter the age, or the gender. Doom is in our midst, but resolve will out live these heinous, and blatant acts of cruelty. It will take the stand of other ‘whites’ to see and truly embrace the black plight. Enough is enough, so if our oppressors can rise, and see their acts as wrong, punishing, resentful, and deadly, this country can begin to heal.
As I speak this weekend in Connecticut, my thoughts and words will be my arsenal against tyranny, separatism, indifference, and bias on all fronts. I pray that my [God] will guide my words where the #truth of my words will be heard and measured. It’s time for people of color to continue this rise of conscientiousness to enable and not cripple. Let it be known that #Blacklivesaredevalued mantra has risen, so the inherent notion of all black people is that #whitesdontcare. When the attitude of not caring is allowed to CONTINUE, revolution will happen sooner than later.
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