Worst Prisons in the World

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful without measure” is a quote from a poet Marianne Williamson that I think sums up our current dilemma in America.

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We have formed prisons that keep greatness locked behind mediocrity because of the persecution that comes with being great. Continue reading

last apostle – spoken word

“I hold my breathe until the inside of my lungs bleed\ I close my eyes to visualize the same pain that the bums see\my thoughts are sick it’s like I’m forced to be ill\only the realist speech can come from me\they in a dark rage where I live\my hearts caged in my ribs,but my tongue’s free…

last apostle

Hidden Colors 2

in the spirit of

Cooperative Economic

UJAMAA

we watched

Hidden Colors 2

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I learned a lot of very interesting things about our people that i believe ties directly into the 4th Principal of Kwanzaa

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2nd day of Kwanzaa ~ Kujichagulia (Self – Determination)

Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)

Kujichagulia (KOO-GEE-CHA-GOO-LEE-YAH) Self-Determination requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community.

(click the Haylock picture to us celebrating the first day of Kwanzaa Umoja (Unity)

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We will define our common interest and make decisions that better not just us,but our family and community.

Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

said it this way:

Young women, young men of color,we add our voices to the voices of your ancestors who speak to you over ancient seas and across impossible mountain tops.

Come up from the gloom of national neglect, you have already been paid for.

Come out of the shadow of irrational prejudice, you owe no racial debt to history.

The blood of our bodies and the prayers of our souls have bought you a future free from shame and bright beyond the telling of it.

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let us decide what is best for the whole, submit to our elders and chose to be self – determined to rise.