Something to Think About …. “✊🏽 #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. â€œ!!


~Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee~

RESPECTFUL GESTURE

Sept. 25, 2017

In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have happened to any of my family members who still live in the area. I felt furious, hurt and hopeless. I wanted to do something, but didn’t know what or how to do it. All I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be as respectful as possible.

A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the time, and neither did the news media. It wasn’t until after our third preseason game on Aug. 26, 2016, that his protest gained national attention, and the backlash against him began.

After hours of careful consideration, and even a visit from Nate Boyer, a retired Green Beret and former NFL player, we came to the conclusion that we should kneel, rather than sit, the next day during the anthem as a peaceful protest.

We chose to kneel because it’s a respectful gesture.

I remember thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy.

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🤨 This One Screams, #74 …. In America, They Shoot Blacks in the Back 🤨 …. â€œ!!


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IOTD …. Image of the day, #432 … “Got Snow Shoes?”!!


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~~January 23, 2016~~ 

BLIZZARD 2016

Blizzard 2016 Barrels Up East Coast With Deadly Force

A killer snowstorm that paralyzed parts of the South then swept into the nation’s capital turned its sights on greater New York City early Saturday, January 23, 2016, packing gale-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding.

By the time the storm moves out Sunday, one in seven Americans could be under at least half a foot of snow, and Washington, D.C. could see snowdrifts more than 4 feet high.

You need, at least snow shoes!!

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

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/monster-storm/blizzard-2016-millions-path-monster-snowstorm-n501601

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~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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We ALL are ONE!! 

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