Thoughts for today, #178 …. “The Victims Faces and Names”!!


Charles

~~June 19, 2015~~ 

Charleston Church Shooting: White Gunman Kills 9 At Historic Black Church Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

These are the victims that lost their lives in the ‪#‎CharlestonShooting‬

Six women and three men were killed.

The church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Tywanza Sanders

Cynthia Hurd

Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton

Myra Thompson

Ethel Lance

Rev. Daniel Simmons

Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor

Susie Jackson

BLine

“The only reason someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying is out of hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley at a news conference. “It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine.”

~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~ 

https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeRoom?fref=photo

BLine

#ThoughtsForToday #178 #CharlestonShooting‬ #WhiteGunman #KillsNine #HistoricBlackChurch #HeartbrokenNation #HateCrime #SenClementaPinckney #TywanzaSanders #CynthiaHurd #RevSharondaColemanSingleton #MyraThompson #EthelLance #RevDanielSimmons #RevDePayneMiddletonDoctor #SusieJackson #WhiteSupremacist #Charleston #SouthCarolina # CharlestonMayor #JoeRiley #EmanuelAfricanMethodistEpiscopalChurch

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

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“IOTD …. “Image of the day, #268: “Jesus Swept”!!


JesMarl

~~June 19, 2015~~ 

Charleston Church Shooting: White Gunman Kills 9 At Historic Black Church

A heartbroken nation’s tension turned to mourning Thursday (June 18) afternoon as news broke that the gunman in an attack on a Charleston, South Carolina, church had been arrested, and the identities of his nine victims were released.

A white man entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eight people were found shot to death at the scene, police said. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.

Six women and three men were killed. The church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those who died. The other victims are Tywanza Sanders, Cynthia Hurd, Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Daniel Simmons, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor and Susie Jackson.

“The only reason someone could walk into a church and shoot people praying is out of hate,” said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley at a news conference. “It is the most dastardly act that one could possibly imagine.”

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/charleston-shooting-churc_n_7608738.html

~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons?fref=ts

BLine

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!”’

BLine

#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #268 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #SadnessCartoon #AndyMarlette #RightOnPoint #JesusWept #CharlestonChurchShooting #WhiteGunman #KillsNine #HistoricBlackChurch #HeartbrokenHation #HateCrime #SenClementaPinckney #Tywanza Sanders #CynthiaHurd #RevSharondaColemanSingleton #MyraThompson #EthelLance #RevDanielSimmons #RevDePayneMiddletonDoctor #SusieJackson #WhiteSupremacist #Charleston #SouthCarolina # CharlestonMayor #JoeRiley #EmanuelAfricanMethodistEpiscopalChurch

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

BLine

We ALL are ONE!! 

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IOTD …. “Image of the Day”, #229: “We ALL are ONE”!!


protesters-hold-hands-baltimore

~~May 1, 2015~~ 

Baltimore uprising not all about race

Since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., eight months ago and subsequent riots, the discussion has been all about race, and rightly so.

Ferguson is two-thirds black, but the power structure — from city manager to judge to prosecuting attorney and clerks — was white. Just four of its 54 police officers were black. The Justice Department found overwhelming evidence of bigotry in policing.

But Baltimore, where riots erupted this week after the death of another young black man in police custody, doesn’t fit that cookie cutter. Its mayor is a black woman, as was her predecessor, and several black police commissioners have run the department, where half the officers are African American.

Yet Baltimore is the latest city to erupt in race-linked violence.

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

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/04/29/baltimore-freddie-gray-race-police-shooting-editorials-debates/26609493/

BlackBor

In these moments of tension, unrest, destruction, division, uncertainty …. two people, of different skin color come together, holding hands.

Joining forces to declare: we all are one.

HortyRex©

BlackBor

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!”’

BlackBor

#IOTD #ImageofTheDay #229 #DearBloggerFriend #MiniMentalHoliday #VisualMeditativeTherapy #AwesomePhotography #KillingUnarmedBlackTeenager #Ferguson #BaltimoreUprising #Tension #Unrest #Destruction #Division #Uncertainty #DifferentSkinColor #UnitedFront #BlackRiots #BlackLivesMatter #AfricanAmerican

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BlackBor

We ALL are ONE!!

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Thoughts for today …. #136: “Our sad reality”!!


BlackMan

~~April 9, 2015~~ 

Father and son … our sad reality!

BlackBor

~~GRAPHIC SOURCES~~

https://www.facebook.com/marlette.cartoons?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/andymarlette

http://www.usatoday.com/staff/12779/andy-marlette/

BlackBor

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Marlette received a priceless editorial cartoon education while living with his uncle and Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette in Hillsborough, N.C. Doug’s tragic death in July of 2007 made evermore poignant the elder Marlette’s fierce and faithful devotion to the art form of editorial cartooning as a cornerstone of American free speech. With this in mind, Andy works daily to learn and uphold the disciplines and values passed on to him by his late uncle.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues and former Governor Charlie Crist referred to himself regularly as Marlette’s biggest fan, despite the fact that he was also regularly a target in cartoons.

BlackBor

Marlette has also illustrated two published children’s books co-authored by Orlando Sentinel sports columnist Mike Bianchi, as well as a recently published children’s book about a carrot-eating dog titled “Harry Loves Carrots.”

“As it appears … full read/full credit”

http://www.creators.com/editorialcartoons/andy-marlette-about.html

BlackBor

#ThoughtsForToday #136 #OurSadReality #BlackFather #BlackSon #BlackLivesMatter #AndyMarlette #Cartoonist #EditorialCartoonist #PensacolaNewsJournal #FloridaSocietyNewspaperEditors # OrlandoSentinel #MikeBianchi #ChildrensBook #CarrotEatingDog #HarryLovesCarrots

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BlackBor

We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day … “BeyondBlue: STOP. THINK. RESPECT.”!!


St1

~~April 2, 2015~~ 

STOP. THINK. RESPECT.

I found this video today as I was surfing the net, looking for interesting topics.

My world has been reeling for a while and it became worse when this stupidity about the  national outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Friday, March 27, 2015.

There has been huge backlash since the signing of this law.

It’s making me think … it’s discrimination at its best against the LGBTQ community.

However, let’s consider other minorities: African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic, Latinos, Jews, left handed people, brown eye people, Muslims …. the list is endless.

If this isn’t stopped …. you could be the next one. And it happens everywhere.

HortyRex ©

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“No one should be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are”

St10

Beyondblue’s national campaign highlighting the impact of racism on Indigenous Australians

Beyondblue recently released a new campaign named ‘Invisible Discriminator’. This campaign is aimed at drawing attention to subtle racism experienced by Indigenous Australians  and the ongoing negative effect racism can have on Indigenous mental health.

The television advertisement was released in response to national data and a BeyondBlue survey of 1000 Non-Indigenous Australians. The survey found that almost ten per cent of non-Indigenous respondents would not hire an Aboriginal jobseeker, based on their cultural identity. One in ten said they would avoid sitting next to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person on public transport, and one in three people said they believe Indigenous Australians are sometimes a “bit lazy.” Of the males surveyed, more than a quarter said it was hard to treat Indigenous Australians equally to everybody else. “We have launched this campaign to tell people that it doesn’t matter if it’s subtle or overt – racism is still racism and it ruins lives. Australian Bureau of Statistics data tells us that Indigenous Australians are twice as likely to die by suicide as non-Indigenous Australians, and are almost three times more likely to experience psychological distress. Racial discrimination contributes to these tragic statistics and it’s about time things changed,” Beyondblue chairman, the Hon. Jeff Kennett AC said.

The campaign is due to run for six weeks through television and digital media, through an advertisement highlighting subtle forms of racism that experienced by Indigenous Australians on a regular basis. Beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman said the Invisible Discriminator character in the campaign represents the voice inside the heads of some non-Indigenous Australians.

“You’re not staying there, right?”

“What do you think she’s up to?”

“Could you really rely on her?”

“Don’t make eye contact.”

“Come on. It’s only a joke.”

GreenB

~~GALLERY~~ 

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“Beyondblue recognises that much needs to be done to address depression, anxiety and related drug and alcohol problems in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Over time and across Australia, generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced trauma, grief and loss. Psychological distress is high amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this is exacerbated by ongoing social and health factors.” The key message of this campaign is that casual racism is just as hurtful as more obvious forms. The message ‘Stop. Think. Respect’ encourages Australians to think about their behavior in relation to Australia’s first peoples.

To see the advertisement and find out more visit:http://www.beyondblue.org.au/resources/for-me/stop-think-respect-home/the-invisible-discriminator

GreenB

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

http://www.woroni.com.au/features/no-one-should-be-made-to-feel-like-crap-just-for-being-who-they-are-beyondblues-national-campaign-highlighting-the-impact-of-racism-on-indigenous-australians/

GreenB

~’The Invisible Discriminator’ – Stop. Think. Respect.~

~Published on Jul 28, 2014~

Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?

Subtle or ‘casual’ racism can be just as harmful as more overt forms. Stop. Think. Respect. encourages everyone in Australia to check their behaviour.

Share this video to help make a difference.

GreenB

#AtTheEndOfTheDay #StopThinkRespect #YouTubeVideo #TheInvisibleDiscriminator #NoOneShouldBeMadeToFeelLikeCrap #BeingWhoTheyAre #Beyondblue #NationalCampaign #ImpactRacism #IndigenousAustralians #ReligiousFreedomRestorationAct #GovMikePence #LGBTQCommunity #Subtle #Overt #RacismIsStillRacism #RuinsLives #EraseRacismNow #IAmAgainstRacism #Depression #Anxiety

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

EndRacism

We ALL are ONE!! 

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“New Age of Slavery” …. Patrick Campbell Art!!


Slave

~~January 20, 2015~~ 

I’ve seen in graphic before but I didn’t know the meaning or the artist before. It’s amazing to me that this topic is still around. It never went away … it was lurking in the underworld with different manifestation. Now it’s out in the open again …. no hiding. This reality is shameful. 

BlackBor

The inspiring story behind the ‘New Age of Slavery’ painting capturing the movement

“My Country Tis of thee, Sweet land of … liberty
But we wish to inform you that, tomorrow … we will be killed with our families!”

“The New Age of Slavery”
we are the white stripes pure, ignorant; red stripes are the blood of slaves, soldiers and the killings of innocence. When we learn about the history of our country, hate envelopes hence the bleeding over.
are country our is far form perfect and its only going worse!

Thank You Internet world making my flag out there and known!

BlackBor

“New Age of Slavery”

This was a piece originally done because I was sick of the african American death that has been occurring to much with Travyon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and many more, due to .. .the goverment not caring!

As African Americans what is our life worth?
As a people we SHOULD NOT be afraid of our government.

Please share and spread!
This has to end!

BlackBor

~~OFFICIAL WEBSITE~~

http://www.patrickcampbellillustration.com/

https://www.facebook.com/PatrickCampbellArt

“As it appears in …. full read” 

http://thegrio.com/2014/12/06/new-age-of-slavery-painting-patrick-campbell/

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Like most Black people in the United States, Patrick was paying attention to the news and was seeing people who look like him being killed senselessly. Then in September, Eric Garner died after saying “I can’t breathe” 11 times as a cop choked him.

The searing anger that came with yet another Black life ending spurred him to create New Age of Slavery. “It seems that African-Americans have been targeted in our own state and in our own country. I cannot stress that enough. IT IS OUR OWN COUNTRY.”

So he took a 16×22 white canvas and he didn’t even do a rough sketch in his sketchbook like he typically does. He just started drawing on the canvas itself. He taped off the canvas to create the 13 stripes of the flag and he drew 50 perfect stars too. And then, he started drawing and painting hanging people in every other stripe and he stopped after he did because “what I drew hurt me.” He walked away from the piece for 3 days and when he came back he painted them red, and realized that the stars couldn’t be the old-fashioned ones.

Patrick created cracks through most of the stars, and he turned the others into silhouettes of men. That was what I noticed the 2nd time I took a look at the painting. I saw the men holding guns, and I saw the boys and men who were on their knees, begging not to be shot or with their backs turned. Every time I took a look at New Age of Slavery, I saw something new and it was a fresh gut punch. And the first time I noticed the baby in the 6th red stripe, my heart ached.

I got to hear about his whole process in creating this piece and he diverts from his usual technique of creating art that looks clean here. Because his furiousness would not let him make this clean. The hanging bodies drip into the white stripes, and that is part of what makes Patrick’s work so poignant. The flag’s white stripes can’t be so white because they’re soiled by the blood of black lives taken.

When Patrick finished this piece, he stepped back from it. “I stood back and said ‘What have I done?’ and I cried. I was blown away and was in awe. This is the a piece of mine that I will say is powerful and I rarely say that with any of my pieces. It made me cry.”

“As it appears in …. “

https://www.facebook.com/LABPROLIB

BlackBor

#NewAgeOfSlavery #PatrickCampbellArt #CapturingTheMovement #MyCountryTisOfThee #AfricanAmericans #BodiesHanging #AmericanFlagStrips #CrackedStars #CanvasDrawing #RawEmotion

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BlackBor

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

BrownBord

“#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.”

BrownBord

“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

BrownBord

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

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

BrownBord

~~GALLERY~~

(Many graphics courtesy of Mr. Militant Negro)

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BrownBord

We ALL are ONE!! 

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