Something to think about …. “Do you see the problem?”


Problem

~~May 13, 2015~~ 

Black Lives Matter is a primarily American movement and hashtag (#BlackLivesMatter) that started after the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. It received fresh impetus from the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown.

The movement has received worldwide media attention due to its massive scope and ongoing existence.

Protesters and protest organizers have met with President Barack Obama and other prominent leaders to demand an end to what they view as police brutality, mass incarceration of African-Americans, and militarization of many U.S. police departments.

It was co-founded by three black activists: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi.

The shooting of Walter Scott by a white policeman was recorded by bystander Feidin Santana, who contacted a local activist involved with Black Lives Matter; they contacted Scott’s family to receive the video. This led to the police officer’s arrest.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lives_Matter

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/whoisfreestyle

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~~SOURCES~~ 

http://blacklivesmatter.com/

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter #FocusedNowOnBlackLives #BrokenJudicialSystem #CanYouSee #PartOfTheProblem #AliciaGarza #PatrisseCullors #OpalTometi #TrayvonMartin #MikeBrown #WalterScott #BystanderFeidinSantana

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #217!!


WeWoman

~~April 19, 2015~~ 

WE ARE WOMAN

Advocating for and protecting the rights of women and families through collaboration, partnerships and action. Advocating for and protecting the rights of women and families through collaboration, partnerships and action.

Website: http://wearewoman.us/
Blog: http://blog.wearewoman.us/

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STRATEGY

To develop a strong pro-active coalition; to strengthen our ability to counter anti women legislation; ensure voting access for all and ratify the ERA.

CORE VALUES

All citizens have the right to have equal access to healthcare
We are all created equal
We are successful through collaboration and coalitions working together

OUR MISSION

We Are Woman is a national advocacy group dedicated to protecting human rights and improving the lives of women and families through collaboration, advocacy, education and outreach by building a network of community members, volunteer agencies, grassroots and larger organizations that work together as a unified force for positive change.

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE/INFO~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/wearewoman.us/info?tab=page_info

http://www.wearewoman.us/

http://blog.wearewoman.us/

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’

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#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #217 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #AwesomeGraphic #WeAreWoman #ProtectingWomensRights #ProtectingFamilies #Strategy #CoreValues #Mission #NationalAdvocacyGroup #ProtectingHumanRights #ImprovngLivesWomenFamilies #Collaboration #Advocacy #Education #Outreach #BuildingNetwork #CommunityMembers #VolunteerAgencies #Grassroots

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. “The Ghost Of Earth Day Present”!!


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~~April 10, 2015~~

Getting ready. Earth Day is around the corner. Be a part of it. 

“The Ghost Of Earth Day Present” – A Master Shift Original

Be a part of the biggest grass-roots event in history by planting a tree on EARTH DAY, APRIL 22ND, 2015 as a “give back” to Earth. This event is being hosted by The Master Shift, Forest Nation, The White Feather Foundation and the Earth Day Network as well as thousands of contributing organizations from around the globe.

Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees.

Join the cause:https://www.facebook.com/events/327883710751172

Film credits
Directed by: Michael D. Stern – http://www.michaeldstern.com
Starring: John Mervini and Sicanni Tallan Purizaca
Music Credits: Dreaming of Love by Lights Resolve – Act Three by Jason Shaw – Babylon by J. Beal – (No Copyright Infringement Intended)

“As it appears in ….. “

https://www.facebook.com/TheMasterShift?fref=ts

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“The Ghost of Earth Day Present”

Master Shift original short

~~Published on Apr 6, 2015~~

Be a part of the biggest grass-roots event in history by planting a tree on EARTH DAY, APRIL 22ND, 2015 as a “give back” to Earth. This event is being hosted by The Master Shift, Forest Nation, The White Feather Foundation and the Earth Day Network as well as thousands of contributing organizations from around the globe.

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#ToStartTheDay #StrongMessageOfHope #EarthDay2015 #GhostOfEarthDayPresent #MasterShiftOriginal #FilmShort #BiggestGrassRootsEvent

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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Peace Symbol turns 57 today …. where is PEACE??


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~~February 21, 2015~~ 

While the symbol has spread, what it symbolizes hasn’t

~Peace Symbol Creation~

 In 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom drew a circle with three lines inside, intending the design to be a symbol for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC).

The design incorporates a circle with the lines within it representing the simplified positions of two semaphore letters (the system of using flags to send information great distances, such as from ship to ship). The letters “N” and “D” were used to represent “nuclear disarmament.” (The “N” is formed by a person holding a flag in each hand and then pointing them toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. The “D” is formed by holding one flag straight down and one straight up.)

Holtom finished his design on February 21, 1958 and the design was then first introduced to the public at a DAC march on April 4.

The symbol quickly spread. In Britain, the symbol became the emblem for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), thus causing the design to become synonymous with nuclear disarmament. In 1960, the symbol migrated to the United States and began to be used as a symbol for the peace movement.

This symbol has become internationally recognized and is still used by peace activists today.

~~GALLERY~~

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/the-history-of-the-peace-symbol/

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#PeaceSymbolTurns57Today #WhereIsPeace #BritishArtist #GeraldHoltom #CircleThreeLinesInside #Symbol #DirectActionCommitteeAgainstNuclearWar #1960 #SymbolMigratedUnited States #SymbolForPeaceMovement #InternationallyRecognized #PeaceActivistsToday

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~A Short History of the Peace Sign~~

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~~Uploaded on Nov 9, 2009~~

We’re celebrating and spreading the word about living peacefully, moment, by moment.

Enjoy this brief introduction into the history of the peace sign as we know it today!

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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#BlackLivesMatter …. It’s a movement with a mission!!


BLives

~~January 16, 2015~~ 

#BlackLivesMatter

This is Not a Moment, but a Movement

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“#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder.

Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all.  Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum.  It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements.  It is a tactic to rebuild the Black liberation movement.

When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state.  We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity.  How Black poverty and genocide is state violence.  How 2.8 million Black people are locked in cages in this country is state violence.  How Black women bearing the burden of a relentless assault on our children and our families is state violence.  How Black queer and trans folks bear a unique burden from a hetero-patriarchal society that disposes of us like garbage and simultaneously fetishizes us and profits off of us, and that is state violence.

How 500,000 Black people in the US are undocumented immigrants and relegated to the shadows. How Black girls are used as negotiating chips during times of conflict and war.  How Black folks living with disabilities and different abilities bear the burden of state sponsored Darwinian experiments that attempt to squeeze us into boxes of normality defined by white supremacy, and that is state violence.

#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.  We have put our sweat equity and love for Black people into creating a political project – taking the hashtag off of social media and into the streets.

The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.”

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“As it appears in …. full read”

http://blacklivesmatter.com/

http://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/BNFJustice

https://www.facebook.com/Patrick.L.Steele?fref=photo

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#BlackLivesMatter #NotAMomentAMovement #TrayvonMartin #GeorgeZimmerman #Acquitted #CallToAction #VirulentAntiBlackRacism #PermeatesSociety #StraightBlackMen #TacticToRebuild #BlackLiberationMovement #AllLivesMatter #ICantBreath #LetMeBreath #Accountability #EraseRacismNow #MrMilitantNegro

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~GALLERY~~

(Many graphics courtesy of Mr. Militant Negro)

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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