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


~~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”


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.



A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

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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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We ALL are ONE!!


Baltimore Outrage …. “The Boys Of Summer”!!


~~April 29, 2015~~ 

Another “right on the money” cartoon by Andy Marlette.



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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.


We ALL are ONE!! 


Start calling the Moms …. All you need is “Tough” Love!!


~~April 29, 2015~~ 

I know that I am being facetious with the header … more than “tough love” is needed to remedy this situation in Baltimore.

However, the participation of minors in these riots can only be controlled by parents who are present in their children’s lives.

In my book, this is an example of good parenting.



Baltimore mom praised for smacking rioting son

Speaking out for the first time since she went viral for slapping her son for participating in the Baltimore riots, Toya Graham told CBS News she wanted to prevent her son from becoming another Freddie Gray.

“He gave me eye contact.

And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that,” the Baltimore mom said in the CBS interview.

“That’s my only son, and at the end of the day I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray.”


Hailed by many as “Mom of the Year,” Graham was praised for her actions by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

“I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,” Batts told reporters last night. “Take control of your kids.”



Angry mother beats son for participating in Baltimore riots

~Published on Apr 27, 2015~

This mother didn’t take kindly to her son participating in the Baltimore protests and riots that happened in response to the death of Freddie Gray.

The angry Baltimore mom recognized her masked son throwing rocks at police on television. That didn’t sit well with her. The video shows the mother repeatedly striking her boy, chasing him as he tries to walk away.



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~~Baltimore mom who smacked son during riots~~

“I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray”

~~Published on Apr 28, 2015~~

Baltimore Mom Who Smacks Son During Riots Interview: ‘I Don’t Want Him to be a Freddie Gray’.

The Baltimore mother caught on video repeatedly smacking her son after catching him throwing things at police during rioting in Baltimore told CBS News that she was only concerned about protecting him.


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Protests in Baltimore After Funeral Held For Baltimore Man Who Died While In Police Custody

We ALL are ONE!!