Just a moment ago, I heard the news play Donald Trump’s statement where he said he’s the “least racist person …” Mr. Trump, “least racist” means you are “racist” but by your own comparisons, you think others are more racist than yourself. Other than the Supreme Court of the United States, you hold the highest power in the land. Racism is defined as person who shows or feels bigotry or prejudice against people of other races, because they believe their particular race is superior to others.
Give such people power and authority over the lives of others, and we have systemic, institutionalized racism.
Mr. Trump, being “least racist” is unacceptable. You represent a country of people of all races, all genders, all economic statuses. You represent the healthy and the sick; the educated and poorly educated; people of all ages; people in rural and urban communities. You represent this nation, and your representation is not making America great. In fact, it has impugned us to the world. If you think that returning America to the days before the Civil War, or to the days of Jim Crow is making it great, then you might want to remember that it was those very things that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged. This country made promises and wrote privileges in its constitution. There is no room for racism. We’ve come too far to turn back now. Read the rest of this entry
With many being busy preparing for the holidays, and because we’re still following the trial of Dylann Roof, here’s taking a break to post something uplifting for the holidays. At the same time, feel free to use this post for open discussion.
Here’s hoping you enjoy the following songs.
I never get enough of this video. It’s produced by Fresh Pets.
Happy Resurrection Day.
Rejuvenate someone’s life today with kind words or an act of kindness.
A Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone. The following is a reblog from last year. I won’t have much time for blogging until after the holiday. Please be safe, enjoy yourself and the love of your family and friends, and whatever path you walk, I hope you enjoy Racer’s songs.
Racerrodig is a precious, consistent supporter of Blackbutterfly7. I call him “Racer.” Through the years, he has shared his profound wisdom and great humor with us. Racer has often spoken about playing music, and several months ago he informed us that he started a praise and worship band with his son. They have been invited to perform in other countries.
Racer entrusted me with three of his band’s original songs to see if I could present them in a format so others can listen to them. So, I put them on video. The first video has some glitches, and I ask that you don’t allow that to distract from the beauty and talent of Racer’s song.
It wasn’t feeling like Thanksgiving to me this year. With so much trouble in America, I had gotten down. Racer’s songs picked me up and I hope they do the same for you. As well, it is such a pleasure to hear his voice. Read the rest of this entry
This is timeless.
I saw this article online and I thought it was good enough to pass on. These are some of MLK’s leadership quotes.
By David Peck.
Executive Coach at Goodstone Group; writes ‘Recovering Leader’ blog, Author of “Beyond Effective: Practices in Self-aware Leadership”
Martin Luther King’s Leadership Lessons
Posted: 01/20/2014 4:49 am
He challenged and inspired us to reach deeper within ourselves, despite ourselves, for our best, which sometimes is, simply, better than yesterday. His power endures because it’s rooted in the courage to hold hope and faith in each others potential: “knowing” we can do it… we can be better every day, each in our own way.
On this, the U.S. holiday celebrating his life and legacy, I present…
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It’s the end of the week and four days until Christmas!
Unless something really important deserves its own page, I probably won’t be posting anything soon. We have freezing rain where I live, so I have to ice skate to the grocery store. Except, I can’t skate.
Please use this thread to post news announcements, your shopping experience, what’s on the menu, etc.
Keep in mind …
Grief does not change you; it reveals you. Your dignity is a beacon of love, compassion, and faith. This season, we hold you in our hearts and prayers.
(Comments are open to send best wishes and encouragement to Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, and the rest of Trayvon’s family.)