Google+

Social Injustice: Perishing Together As Fools

It’s hard not to hear and read what has gone on in the news lately. There has been a lot of talk, demonstrations, and hashtags about the inequality that has gone on in our country.  The truth is: these inequalities are not new.  They have been in our society since we were a society.   I was reluctant  to add my voice to the voices of others, but I feel I cannot stay quiet on this matter.   The Founding Principles of This Country   Thinking back to history classes, this country was built with the follow ideas, that a person is entitled to: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  After all, these were rights that was given to man by God.  Perhaps somewhere, there is an asterisk or a footnote in part of the Declaration of Independence, because by the way it looks, clearly it did not mean all people.     Life   Our lives are so unique. From the moment we are conceived then born, we know that there has never been person like us, and will never be another person like us ever again. That in itself makes life a gift. Since we were chosen to walk this earth, we are entitled to live our lives. Not many of us makes the best of it, but we are free to choose to live our life the way we see fit. However, we are not entitled to remove each other from their life. Our life is ours and ours alone, and no one has the right to take that away. It’s a shame that we live in a country where all the care is...

Are We Over Sharing?

Imagine this: You are sitting in a restaurant  and a complete stranger comes up to you says, “Oh I just wanted to wish your two kids (they name them by name) a Happy Birthday last week.  Oh, and since I’m here, how is that new job that you just got hired to?  Did you actually drink that margarita while hiding in the bathroom from your kids?” Now, what if this stranger tells you that they learned everything from your Twitter and Instagram account?  Everything that they ever needed to know was right there for the picking. I don’t know about you, but that is a scary situation. This is something that we have to take seriously and think about before we post that picture or share that tweet. And believe me, I get it.  We’re bloggers.  We do write about our personal lives to connect with one another.   We want to appear relatable and personable to our readers out there–to other bloggers out there.  We want others to see that they are not alone in their journey of life, no matter where they are.   But there is a line that we have to try not to cross.   Everything that we say online is public and it’s written in ink. Click To Tweet We’ve all done it, but knowing what we know these days about technology we need to ask ourselves:     Deep down, we’re concerned about the privacy of our children, or what we write about our significant other.  After all, anything and everything we do is traceable back to our real lives off the internet.   If this is...
Loosing Empathy

Loosing Empathy

What struck me was that she’s asking me to have consideration for others while screaming over a crying infant who I was changing.

All through the web, and when I open the Bible, I’m reminded that our words can tear a person down our build them up. I am reminded of the power of our words.

We throw out phrases like: consideration, sympathy, empathy, but I sense these are just key words. Words that we have to remember without actually exercising their meaning.

Secrets of New York City

Back in 1992, I caught wind of an African Burial ground in Manhattan.
This was HUGE back in the day to know, since the conditions of slavery has been treated to be only a southern thing.
Of course we know that slavery existed in the North, but we never really paid attention or asked how deep was it rooted in making New York City the city it is today.

Choosing Love over Hate

Choosing Love over Hate

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.        –Martin Luther King, Jr. Whenever I read this quote, my mind can’t help but think of the TV show Scandal. I’m sure you are all aware, but there are no heroes or villains. Everyone was both good and bad. They all made wrong choices while trying to maintain semblance of themselves. We were able to see the characters struggle with complex situations and while the drama unfolded before our eyes, sometimes we question–“What would I do?” No matter the choices they made during the show, the reoccurring theme was–love. Each person did what they did because of someone or something that they love. The person who they hurt couldn’t stay mad at them for long because they were in love and they were well aware that the love of their life was flawed.  They cannot help but love them regardless. The same can be said of our love affair with our country. Yes, we know there is a dark side to our history that we have yet to come to terms about, but for those who the history have hurt, there is still love and most of all hope. Hope that one day the place they love will look upon them and seek forgiveness. Hope that tomorrow will be better than today. Hope...
Google+