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Sunshine Award

What better way to start the year than to offer a gift of good cheer?


Second nomination 1/2017

StudioTJ/Roach59, has nominated blackbutterfly7/We Hold These Truth To Be Self Evident,  for the Sunshine Award.  Roach has a very inspirational blog and also posts some current news and human interest stories.

This is our second nomination for the Sunshine Award, and I humbly accept it because it gives me the chance to pay it forward again.

“The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who inspire and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.”

The only rule that Roach has is that I answer one question.  His question is:

“Without using your name or your occupation, tell us about yourself.”

I told him I would answer his question in one sentence, and in fun, he kinda dared me to do that.  So, here is my answer;

I once was young, and now am old; yet I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  Psalm 37:25

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Sunshine and Brotherhood Awards

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident has been nominated for two awards.  Because some of the rules are the same, I’m combining this acceptance.  First, I want to apologize for the delay in accepting these awards.

Our Word Press community is awesome, and I want to thank all of our subscribed followers and participants.

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Here’s a special shout-out to Roach59 for nominating us for the Sunshine Award.  Thank you, my dear friend Roach59.  It’s with much appreciation that I accept this award.

sunshine award

The Sunshine Award is a peer to peer award given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.

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Real Neat Blog Award


Dearkitty has nominated Blackbutterfly7, We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident, for the Real Neat Blog Award. I am grateful and humbled by this nomination. Dear Kitty is a real neat blogger, real neat person, and real creative person. In creating the award, Dear Kitty wrote: Read the rest of this entry

3 1/2 Minutes Wins Sundance Award

3 1-2 minutes Sundance3 1/2 Minutes is a documentary movie about the Jordan Davis’ murder. For a background on the film, click here to see our previous article. The documentary was presented at the Sundance Film Festival and has won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact. Jordan’s parents, Lucia McBath and Ronald Davis, spoke at the acceptance.

 “I am grieved that these continuing stories are everyday matters swept away,” HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins said in a statement. “By bringing this powerful film to HBO audiences, we hope to elevate the national conversation around these tragic issues.”

HBO has secured the film’s television rights.

Here’s the award announcement and acceptance.


Here’s the trailer for the movie.



The Lighthouse Award

The Lighthouse Award was created by Coach of

~~created for “a blog that brings light to a dark world”~~

Horty of It Is What It Ishas nominated Blackbutterfly7 for this award.  I am honored and humbly accept.

Lighthouse award

This award comes with a commitment because the rules require that I share three ways that I like to help others.

lighthouse with butterflyLighthouses aid in navigation for safety and mark dangerous coastlines for safe entry.  The term is also used for organizations dedicated to overcoming vision impairment.  Blackbutterfly7 endeavors to shed light so those impaired by prejudices, hatred, and violence know that is not the correct path to life, liberty and happiness.


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Peace and Justice Award

Peace and Justice Award

IDEALISTIC REBEL created this award.

In her own words:

I am creating this award to honor Word Press bloggers who support Peace and Justice throughout the world and who are against Racism, Bigotry, Anger and Hatred.  It is for the Heroes and the Sheroes who believe in One World and All People of all Races, Sexes, Religions, Creeds and Cultures Living in Harmony.

It is my hope that recipients of this award will feel proud to know their hard work for Peace and Justice has been recognized by their fellow bloggers. “  

Peace signs

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