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THERE NEVER WAS A NOBLE SOUTH.
May 24, 2019
Have you ever noticed that when driving through the southern United States you are hard-pressed to find a city or town without a memorial to the Confederate war dead, but you are equally hard-pressed to find a city or town with a monument commemorating fallen Revolutionary War soldiers? ... read more »
Wendy’s Window-Succeeding With Passion: Designing The Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of!
May 23, 2019
I’ve been in the business of helping people figure out their lives in different ways for many years now.  What I’ve learned is that most people go through the motions of living, but they rarely live a life that is truly fulfilled.  They search for the next thing verses enjoying the moment and finding the beauty in the present.  There’s nothing wrong with growing and doing new things, but when we do it to fill a void or to run from something in our lives, it is not acceptable. If we want to live the life we’ve dreamed of, or more importantly the life we were designed to live, we must find our passion and purpose and live every moment to fulfill it. We have to stop putting our value in the wrong things. ... read more »
Another Letter and Libation for Limbiko: Nurturing, Living and Linking the Good
May 23, 2019
Homage to you Seba Limbiko Tembo, beloved sister and sacred friend, esteemed and honored teacher of the good, the right and the possible, on this your birthday, May 3, 6259. We pay homage and pour libation to you, Limbiko, saying the Zulu praise poem of royal greeting. For you are royal in your righteous and loving service to our people. And so, we say, “Bayede, Nkosazana, homage to you royal one. Bayede, wena omnyama omuhle, homage to you, you beautiful Black one. Wena waphakati, you of the center – in the center of your people and in the center of our lives and love. Wena wohlanga, you descendent of the original ones, the awesome ancestors that brought us into being. Bayede,Limbiko, righteous and royal one. Olungileyo akaqedwa, the good and righteous one cannot be defeated or undone, even by death.” ... read more »
Letting the ‘Cat’ Out of the Bag on Sacramento PD
May 23, 2019
Shocking. Shameful. Unconscionable. Intolerable. These are just a few of the terms used by those in reaction to word that a 12 year-old child was restrained by Sacramento police officers who then placed a white plastic bag over his head and shoulders. Let’s review recent events in the City of Sacramento, who many are now referring to as “SacraSelma” in reference to the civil rights struggles that emanated from Selma, Alabama during the civil rights battles of the turbulent 1960’s. ... read more »
Memorial Day was celebrated by freed slaves
May 23, 2019
The truth is, there really is no “first Memorial Day”. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: Sex Strike!? What!!?
May 23, 2019
A sex strike[sex boycott], =non-violent resistance and not a new concept, dates back to at least Aristophanes’ 411 BC comedy “Lysistrata,” the title character attempts to end the Peloponnesian War by calling on women from the warring city states to withhold sex until peace is negotiated. Spike Lee’s film “Chi-Raq” brought the concept to present-day Chicago as a means of drawing attention to the city’s gang violence…Women's March and other women's rights organizations suggests women withhold sex from men, because clearly only men desire sex(??) and women acquiesce to their needs out of pity or sense of responsibility. ... read more »
Black Youth Matter: A Message for Mental Health Month
May 23, 2019
With suicide rates on the rise among Black youth, the Congressional Black Caucus recently convened a long-overdue Task Force on Black Youth Suicide. It was sparked by the tragic loss of Mckenzie Adams, a nine-year old who died by suicide last year. ... read more »
Metro Atlanta’s Diversity Complicates Census Count
May 17, 2019
Inside the Clarkston Community Center, a 20-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, Mayor Ted Terry talked about canvassing for votes in that neighborhood five years ago.  ... read more »
Equity Can’t Wait
May 16, 2019
Wendy's Window ... read more »
You’re Rich!! You’re Wealthy!!
May 16, 2019
Ask Dr. Jeanette, Success On “The Way” ... read more »
T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Will Bring Underserved Californians Into The 5G Future Faster
May 16, 2019
Earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) held hearings to evaluate the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger, where I was one of dozens of Californians who came out to make our communities' needs known. As someone who works every day to ensure diverse communities have fair and inclusive access to opportunities and services, I feel it's important to underscore the potential benefitsthe merger will bring to these communities. ... read more »
Rightfully Remembering Min. Malcolm: Valuing our Lives, Work and Struggle
May 16, 2019
If we are to rightfully remember Min. Malcolm, we must seriously grasp and practice what he so meticulously taught us about valuing our lives, our work and our struggle. Here I use grasp to mean take in hand and heart his legacy, study and understand it, and hold it firmly as a valuable heritage and framework for continuing forward. Whether it is on his day of birth or his day of sacrifice and martyrdom, or any other day of the year, remembering and honoring him must offer some meaningful expression and evidence that his life and teachings help shape how we live our lives, do our work and wage our struggles to be ourselves, free ourselves, develop ourselves and come into the fullness of ourselves. ... read more »
Right-wing Disrupters
May 9, 2019
Liberal and progressive individuals and institutions should expect disruptions to not only continue but to increase in scale. Given the signals that the Trump administration has conveyed to the political Right—as in suggesting that it is appropriate to beat up opponents—the rabid Right feels empowered. ... read more »
Our Democracy is on the Line, Congress Must Act Now
May 9, 2019
Barr’s lack of independence and Trump’s obstruction raises critical questions about the rule of law. But this is also about the integrity and security of our democracy. Just as important in the Mueller report was the astounding disclosure that our country was subjected to a full-scale attack on our democratic process. ... read more »
Beyond the Bondage of Plantation Politics: Crafting Our Own Presidential Platform
May 9, 2019
Thus, we self-consciously called our Movement, the Black Freedom Movementand demanded “FreedomNow,” not civil rights now. We composed and sang freedomsongs, not civil rights songs. And we built freedomschools, not civil rights schools, and we risked our lives on freedomrides, not civil rights rides. You can always say there was indeed a fight for civil rights. But although civil rights were an important concern of the Black Freedom Movement, the Black Freedom struggle was committed to freedom as a more expansive concept, practice and goal. In a word, it was concerned about freedom from oppression and freedom to grow, develop and come into the fullness of ourselves. ... read more »
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