Sunday, July 5, 2015

Independent!

I hope everybody enjoyed Independence Day Yesterday....I hate to throw a downer on the celebration, but just remember...If You're African-American....You were not independent on July 4th 1776...Your ancestors were still slaves....Slaves of the very same people who had declared their independence from the King of England...You weren't considered human beings..You were property..

I like a good celebration like anybody else...but I am under no delusion that yesterday was MY holiday...It was a holiday just the same and I barbecued and enjoyed it...I am certainly independent now....Certainly an American citizen now...and a Human Being..unlike my poor ancestors , who were slaves..But I'm aware of the facts....

When a man is aware of the facts and his worth as a human being...Then he is truly independent!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Weekend Humor

A man with a mask on walks into a bank and goes to the desk. He pulls out a gun and points it at the lady at the desk. He says,''Open the vault lady''. The woman says, ''Sir, this is a sperm bank. We dont have any money here''.

The man says, ''Open the vault right now or I'm going to blow your  head off'. "

She opens the vault and turns back to the man and he said, 'Take out one of those jars''.

The woman pleads with the man, "Please man listen, I promise you we don't have any money here. I'm telling you that this is a sperm bank''. 

The man said, 'Take out one of those jars right now or I'll blow your  head off'". 

The women turns, grabs the jar and looks back to the man and he said, ''Take lid off and swallow it''.

  She looks at him in disgust and pleads to him again saying, ''Sir, this is sperm. Please, Im not drinking sperm. We dont have any money here. Please leave''.  

The man says, ''Take the lid off and drink it or ill blow your  head off''. 

So the woman takes off the lid and kicks it back real quick and swallows it with little to no problem then turns to look back at the man and to her amazment he takes off the mask and it is her husband.  

He looks at her and says, ''See! It's not that  difficult is it??."


EVERYBODY HAVE A SUPER GROOVY WEEKEND!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I've Learned


1. They say that God protects Babies and Fools....I've been both..

2.I can't do everything I want....I'd like a Television show...I really would...but in the world of my blogs...I can do anything I want and I do..

3.Every part of my life and everything I have written has always started with the music I hear in my head..

4.With Any luck, Each Day is a new crack at solving something that's been perplexing you.

5.When you wake up in the morning, you either make an effort at living well or you don't.

6.It's best to use whatever time is alotted you...One never knows when that time is up.

7.I rarely say if I could do it all over again...because I realize that I can't.

8.I heard someone say that it is by that which can not be taken away that we can measure ourselves...True...Very true.

9.Some people are destined to be successful and do great things...We have no control over that...All we can do is pray that we are one of those people.

10.Luck starts where opportunity meets preparation...

PEACE!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

You're Fired!

Trump is Dumped!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Heritage Of Hatred

If you read the meme above that just about says everything......

"As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause."
—William T. Thompson (April 23, 1863)


That is what the flag's  designer said....And face it...The Ku Klux Klan and White Supremacist groups have made this flag their flag and have been shown in photos with this flag for years....

This flag is just as ugly as the Nazi flag is to the Jewish people and White Supremacist groups have used that flag too...

Both flags symbolize the ugliest and darkest hours of the human soul and shouldn't even be in a museum if you ask me...but that's just my opinion...

They would never fly the Nazi flag anywhere a large group of Jewish people reside and to fly that flag in a state or anywhere with a huge population of African-Americans is an affront....

Taking that flag down from state houses though is just symbolic...It doesn't destroy the racist cancer that is inherent in the hearts of many Americans... Far too many...Some who are arrogantly proud of their racism and wear it like a badge of courage...

I'd rather we remove that racist cancer in their hearts than take down some old piece of cloth...It's just easier to take down the piece of cloth.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

If You Live In A Glass House.......

Don't throw no stones.......

Weekend Humor

Two guys driving and there car breaks So they got to a fruit farmer and say "Fruit farmer do you have a place for us to stay tonight"

The fruit farmer replies "Sure you can stay upstairs with my daughter just no sleeping with her"

Unfortunately his daughter was a knock out so the two guys screwed the hell out of her The next day the fruit farmer says "Since you  boys disobeyed me I want each of you to go out in my fields and pick a hundred pieces of your favorite fruit."  

Relieved, the two guys said "I thought he would be pissed." 

So the two guys set out to pick there fruit.

 The first guy comes back with a hundred cherries. To his surprise he finds himself staring at a double-barrelled shotgun And the fruit farmer says "Now shove them all up you ass" 

Well the guy gets to 25 and he starts giggling, He gets to 50 and he starts laughing, Finally gets to a hundred and he is laughing so hard pees a small stream down the inside of his trousers .

Not amused the fruit farmer yells "What the hell so goddamn funny?" 

The guy replies "I'm just laughing at my buddy because he is picking watermelons"

Thank You Crystal Wright for yet another great joke!

Everybody have a super groovy weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Flags

DO YOU GET IT NOW?   (For those who didn't understand)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Conversation We Must Have


First off ,let me offer this disclaimer...I did not write the narrative I'm about to share with you...A friend of a friend on Facebook posted this...But I could have written this..This says everything that needs to be said about the state of race in this country today...

Until everyone begins to look beyond individual acts of malice for their definiton of racism, and personal assuaging of conscience because "that's not me," there's not a lot to discuss or hope for progress.

 So non-black, non-prejudiced friends, it's about more than being horrified at the onslaught of brutality against black people. It's about more than recognizing that this is "horrible." It's about more than realizing that this is wrong and being saddened for a few days while returning to your life as usual while black people have to process trauma, grief, and tragedy.

Black people have to figure out how to move past our emotions and figure out what to do individually and collectively.

We have to figure out how to teach our children to live freely while recognizing the danger, yes danger, we and they face on a daily basis. We have to figure out how to live without the injustice consuming us, and how to survive without being cowards.

All of that is something you don't face, ever. And that, my friends, is just a simple example of white privilege.

 So if you care, if you really care, you'll begin to learn what institutional racism is. You will learn what white supremacy and white privilege are and will acknowledge that they are ingrained in every facet of American life including politics, the media, education, social welfare, the law, housing, religion, and finance.

Everything. You won't tell black people how we should feel or what we should do. You won't tell us how to protest because the ugly truth is that no matter if we protest peacefully or aggressively, if we advocate for peaceful resistance or encourage bearing arms, we're at the same risk of death. Both Malcom X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated, feel me?

You will acknolwdge that race is the gaping wound this country tries to cover with a dollar store band-aid when, in fact, reconstructive surgery is needed.

You will listen with open hearts and minds. You will find and read the works of anti racist advocates and essayists.

If you really care you will have the courage to risk troubling the waters of your social circles and will perhaps disrupt your social status quo to challenge your friends, teach them, and use social media and other means to speak out and take other action to impact change.

If you're unwilling to do that then I ask that you spare me the expressions of sympathy, remorse, and attempted understanding. I don't WANT to discuss any of this (Charleston, police brutality, or anything connected to race) with you if you're not willing to take those risks.

That may be uncomfortable, scary and require courage. Well, to that all I can say is "welcome to the struggle."

No...I didn't write the above...but I could have...Every thinking Black Man ,Woman and Child could have written these very words!

Welcome to our world...Our collective African-American Reality....White people can no longer afford the luxury of their silence while these atrocities such as last week's massacre in Charleston keep occurring.

You say these are just isolated events....Well, there seems to be an isolated event every week.




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