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Tupac said it beautifully and perfectly; and I know he didn’t just speak it but lived it; as all of us should…
I saw this bit of inspiring news and had to reshare, because this is a sign of hope; this is a sign that the unification of the community can and I believe will finally be a reality in the future, and once again… I am a bit frustrated for I’m without the internet for a few more days thus I can’t post videos; but the link to the original article below has a video of it all.
And please… while hoping more young men follow their lead, also let us also keep in mind that with this beautiful story of men behaving as real men should, there are surely far more than we know who also behave as real men and just don’t make the news…
Community is so vital; and these men have reminded me that it’s not all an uphill battle; there IS GOOD going on… and that is indeed a reason to celebrate, if you ask me.
Article & original link with video follows.
were picking up some snacks at a local gas station in Bronson, Florida, when they spotted an elderly couple in distress.
100 year old David Griest and his 89 year old wife Rose had just come from a medical appointment and they stopped to use the bathroom…and David couldn’t get his ailing wife back into their van.
“Thank you so much fellas. I’m 100 years old.”
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“I know these men from the neighborhood, and I wanted them to have that moment to show who they really are.”
“The person said Nike will feature Kaepernick on several platforms, including billboards, television commercials and online ads. Nike also will create an apparel line for Kaepernick, including a signature shoe, and contribute to his Know Your Rights charity. The deal puts Kaepernick in the top bracket of NFL players with Nike.”
And let us not forget, Nike provides all NFL teams with both game day wear and other apparel, such as sideline wear. The partnership between the two was extended in March to run through 2028.
I think it’s both very depressing how heartless, selfish and mindless people are outraged at people who want to draw attention to an on going evil, especially to this degree. I would say it is almost funny but…it’s not funny at all, really. It’s tragic and the racism in this country that is tolerated -by the government alone- leads me to think about what the beautiful soul of Malcolm X said about civil rights vs human rights. Perhaps it is time to begin reaching for what he spoke of and was working on; appealing to the international community for assistance… Things since he was working for justice and equality have only grown more complex, but I also think in some ways we have an upper hand now.
But I digress. Back to those of you mad at Nike and Kaepernick for doing the right thing.
It’s so funny how many people are hating on Nike now; such as in Denver one store is “clearing out” their Nike stock in, and I quote, “protest.” Yeah. Nike’s losing a lot of sleep over having a clear conscience.
If you are going to protest, make it something worth while like, oh, I don’t know, protesting innocent men, women and children being murdered or beaten, seems like a nice and moral place to start. That and/or demanding these killers do not walk free. Refusing to accept them being treated as innocent the entire trial IF it makes it that far. Paid vacations for killers… All because they protect you and you have no reason to fear them? Hmmm… what about those they don’t serve OR protect?
People are outraged over the display Kaepernick in particular is making. Why should I respect a government or the traditions held by many american’s when this country, the law enforcement here, they don’t give a damn about what they do to others. The good hearted will speak out, and get fired. Is this really an american tradition I want to follow? Hell no. How can any of you really think this “american tradition” is more outrageous than humane treatment, equality and justice?
Police vow to “serve and protect”— wait, I’ll say it this way as it reminds me of a post I came across earlier. Some guy was complaining about all the negativity towards cops. He said something like, “meanwhile, the police save thousands a day and no one pays attention” or something. So I replied, in part, with what I reply to this, “it’s disrespecting the national anthem and the american tradition,” BS:
“And meanwhile, not happening in any legal jurisdiction but once a year, police officer kills and is actually punished for his crime. being sworn to protect the people, not slaughter them, one murder by a cop should carry a heavy sentence unless he can prove he was not to blame. police in america can be caught on camera killing and walk away with nothing. or go buy and sell the gun they used to kill an unarmed human with. police are never in the wrong in america, except with people who want justice…and that doesn’t happen. so stop whining as though you really have it bad. try being a fishermen. they die more often than police while working as do others. and defending is different from what police do. the few i have seen do good were fired. real just system. “
Point of that comment post is… 1) all the players who haven’t or don’t join in protest against a wrong that has been done in one form or another; under one name or another, for hundreds of years, every last one of them should feel a great deal of shame for not being man enough to do what they could… If all players protested even just in the NFL, think of how things would change… Money forces change. But money also made some too damn blind; or perhaps they already were.
Either way, no real man would just look away, letting victims of the inhumane, unethical and on going homicides continue to be targets. Moreover, they are saying it is acceptable behavior to NOT punish those who abuse and/or murder if they have a blue shield in front of them. It’s okay, they are saying, to not have law enforcement not report to the FBI annually the number of people who have lost their lives.
I am so grateful Nike has made the choices they have… They have selected NFL opening night as the night to air the first “Just Do It” commercial with Mr. Colin Kaepernick and others. Apparently Nike, as the following article describes, has always pushed for athletes to strive for more. Their actions give me reason to believe that rich as Nike as a company and such may be, they thus far are proving they actually are on the side of justice.
That being said, I’ll end my rant here and let you read on about the latest with Nike and Kaepernick. I hope others will come through… And that includes anyone reading this as well as myself… Be a hero, regardless of how popular or unpopular you are… Every good and every bad action matters. Do the right thing even if those around you are not…
Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night and during football games throughout the season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the airing have…
A Black teenager who is displaying excellence in the realm of academia will be taking her talents to Howard University this fall. Brendell Allen, 16, will be a part of the institution’s 2022 graduating class, the university reported. Congrats to Young Scholar Brendell Allen, a 16 Year Old Junior Transfer Student! Read more about her…
Ask the majority of teens, adults or seniors about the pineal gland, most won’t have a clue what you are talking about…but this 8 year old precious Black child not only knows the answer -deeply- but he knows this and more at such depth most adults would struggle to keep up with him- as the interviewer proves to show… This child is amazing, and note worthy. He should be getting national attention but…
SO, in the video interviewer is taken aback, unnerved and really thrown off by his knowledge and readiness to speak on issues of importance. The child is clearly far more intelligent and advanced than her; this is made blatantly clear when she realizes he is more advanced than herself. She does what most people do when they are intimidated or self conscious; and this beautiful, insightful little boy seems to grow frustrated towards her awkward and embarrassed behaviors. He sets the interviews tone and gets it back on track, real quick and is more the adult than her! He proceeds to educat her on everything from how we can make the world a better place, his stance on guns and video games, and spiritually, he speaks of the pineal gland (our third eye) in great depth.
Clearly, this brilliant little boy is not the average 8 year old and remember; he is the future. With that said, he gives me a little bit of hope towards the future. Thus I share his video, which is well worth your time as it was mine. Seeing such an exceptionally intelligent and intuitive child of only 8 years can only make one wonder what his future holds, for it undeniably is something unique and special.
King Coogler has not come to play with you. He’s come to put in work. And change the same old game. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/spaxIUxUQ5 — Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 16, 2017
Sharing a bit of good news out… 🙂
by Gerrick Kennedy via latimes.com Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, the Compton Unified School District. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement. “The performing arts center will be […]