How Many More Must Die? …. “Spoken Word …. by Lula Saleh …. “!! 


~~June 19, 2017~~ 

SO VERY UNCERTAINLY SAD TIMES

LULA SALEH 

After the police officer who shot Philando Castille is set free, after the shooting in a baseball practice, after 3 serial Islamophobic attacks in the United Kingdom within the last month, the killing of Nabra Hassanen, Muslim teen, killed after leaving Virginia mosque, we ask ourselves, like Lula Saleh, has done,

how many more must die?

African American, Muslims, refugees, LGBTQ community, minorities … different people, because of their differences!?

The video speaks for itself. 

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Lula Saleh also known as Lula the Lily is an Eritrean/Ethiopian soul singer-poet, writer, third culture kid and flower child raised in Saudi Arabia. Her music is inspired by her eclectic, multiethnic and diasporic upbringing.

Lula is a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, and an Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow as an artist who does creative place-making work with African immigrant communities in the Twin Cities.

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Something to think about …. “Saying Goodbye is so Very Hard to Do …. “!!


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~~January 18, 2017~~ 

FARE THEE WELL

“I guess it’s going to have to hurt, I guess I’m going to have to cry, and let go of some things I’ve loved to get to the other side
I guess it’s going to break me down, like falling when you try to fly,
Sad but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye.”

~Carrie Underwood~

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Something to think about …. “When they go low …. We go high …. “!!


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~~January 11, 2017~~ 

MY PRESIDENT

‘Steady, As She Goes’

In nine days, President Barack Obama will become a private citizen after eight years of being the president of the United States of America.

He gave his farewell address last night, January 10.

There was no hint of hate, remorse or bitterness in spite of the experiences he had while serving the country.

He’s an example of dignity, decency, principles, caring, love and so much more.

I thank you!

I am proud of you as you served.

I am ashamed of the treatment you received from others.

Yet, you remained above it all.

“When they go low, we go high”

It’s always mentioned that you are the first African American president elected.

I’m going to note what I’ve always said:

You are half white!! 

They seemed to forget that!

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “Best Buds …. Kanye and him …. “!!


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~~December 15, 2016~~ 

THE ODD COUPLE 

Donald’s Beautiful Dark Fascist Fantasy

By Katy Waldman

What do Trump and Kanye West have in common?

Totalitarian aesthetics and disconnection from reality

On Tuesday morning, December 13, Kanye West became the latest eminence to cross the marble floors of the Trump Tower lobby. He wore a black sweatshirt and a slender gold chain, and arrived with a small entourage.

“We’ve been friends for a long time,” Trump told reporters after their meeting while West stood silent and unsmiling at his side. “We discussed life,” he added.

West, pressed to say something – anything – about his conversation with the world’s most powerful man, shook his head.

“I just wanted to take a picture right now,” he mumbled.

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IOTD …. Image of the Day …. Special Edition …. “RESIST …. the fight is far from over …. “!!


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~~December 5, 2016~~

BECAUSE THE FIGHT IS FAR FROM OVER

re·sist·ance

noun
the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.

Synonyms: opposition to, hostility to, refusal to accept
“resistance to change”

~Wikipedia~

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Notice the colors of the fists.

They are white, tan, brown, red and rainbow colored.

All representing groups that have been ‘threatened‘ and may be ‘harmed‘ throughout time.

Historical facts have shown this.

Now is the time to continue the fight!

Won’t stand down, won’t give in.

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“I Wish I Hadn’t” …. This I have to share …. “POWERFUL …. “!!


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~~July 7, 2016~~ 

THE FIRST OF TWO

Alton Sterling Killed by Baton Rouge Police

I haven’t been able to blog today.

As I said before, I have no words.

I can’t forget two Negro men who were killed in the light of day, with witnesses around, with the police cameras and civilian cell phones.

Social media is exploding with information about these events which occurred back to back in different cities.

The perfect words.

They are not mine.

I need to share.

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GrayLAlton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was standing in the parking lot selling CDs as he had for years when two white cops arrived on Tuesday night, July 6.

By Wednesday morning he was dead and protesters were in the city’s streets.

Calls erupted from Congress and the NAACP for an independent investigation into the shooting, which the Justice Department announced within hours.

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~ALTON STERLING~

POWERFUL STATEMENT

By Ricardo Neftali Arroyo

I watched the Alton Sterling execution video.

I wish I hadn’t.

Not because I didn’t want to bear witness. The way Emmett Till’s mother wanted an open casket, “so all the world can see what they did to my boy.”

I’ve borne witness before.

I saw the final moments of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Laquan McDonald, Samuel DuBoise, and so many others. I’ve felt my heart break as Black men, women and children are gunned down for existing.

Not because it was triggering.

Police brutality is always triggering.

Triggering in that I too have seen the other end of a police officers gun, I too have felt the violation of being searched, of “fitting the description“, of being well aware that your body, at that moment is not your own, that even in the heat of my greatest discomfort my well being depended on having that officer feel as comfortable as I could.

Comfortable in my violation. Comfortable in my pain. Comfortable with my existence. All while knowing that even though I must give as many reasons for my continued existence as possible.This officer wouldn’t need to provide any to be my executioner. I am not alone in having that experience. That experience, like police brutality, is not isolated. Not even in the direct example of my life.

Not because I was already sick and tired thousands of deaths ago.
As a public defender in our criminal injustice system sick and tired is a state of existence. When on the best of days I can achieve a result for a person that resembles justice. But far more often I am simply fighting, as hard as I can, against the worst of several unjust outcomes so that I can minimize the level of injustice they must endure.

You learn, as a person of color in America, at a very early age, how to push on through the weariness of injustice.

No.

I wish I hadn’t seen that video because I have grown uncomfortable with the fetishization of black death and more importantly of its desensitization. Of those who do not lift a finger in the interest of racial justice. Or against police brutality. But are content to gawk at the trauma and injustice without engaging in the struggle against it. Those that only contribute by bearing witness.

I am uncomfortable with those who have grown comfortable with the idea that we must present our dead in order to be believed. In order for there to be action. How many more must we lay before you in order for you to do more than passively engage? If not us then who? If not now then when?

I’ll leave you with this.

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time; but if you are here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

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