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Reposting… Enough Said

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Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines(sister) and picket signs(sister)
Don’t punish me with brutality(sister)
Talk to me, so you can see(sister)
Oooh, what’s going on(what’s going on)
What’s going on(what’s going on)
Ya, what’s going on(what’s going on)
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Mother,mother everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long?
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on

Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on
Right on baby
‘What’s Going On?’ – Marvin Gaye

It’s Business as Usual Until it Happens to You

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Can I say “good morning”? I’m really not sure. I wanted to post something positive and enlightening to this blog today because, as some of you may know, sharing quick messages of inspiration with you all is also therapeutic for me.  Being able to create a positive tone and share it with anyone willing to receive it has helped me tremendously in becoming a more enlightened person.

Today, I want to be positive.  I want to feel enlightened. Today, however, I still cannot get the Trayvon Martin verdict out of my mind. Not even manslaughter?? At the very LEAST (and I mean the VERY LEAST), George Zimmerman should be charged with manslaughter.  A child is DEAD.  To add insult to injury, he’s allowed to get his murder weapon back whenever he wants it.  In America a man can stalk/follow an unarmed stranger, get into an altercation and kill him with no recourse?

Today is a typical Monday and we are all ‘business as usual’. It’s all business as usual until it happens to YOU.  If we attempted to list the names of all of the ethnic men and women that were beaten, assaulted, murdered as a result of someone’s individual racial fear and prejudice in America, the list would include names in the thousands.

We all, as Americans, need to come together, stand OUR ground and make change!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-george-zimmerman-20130715,0,3767690.story

This Weekend: Remember Oscar

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I urge everyone to go (take your kids, too) to see Fruitvale Station this weekend for opening weekend! As we are observing the attempts to gain justice for Trayvon Martin, we must also remember stories like Oscar’s that will hopefully inspire all of us to create change in this world.  Do not forget what happened New Year’s morning, 2009!