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Is this a time for Unity?

My pastor has shared this story with the congregation: You can tie the tales of two cats together and they are unified but they are not in unity.* That is what the call for unity sounds like today. Unity requires an agreement. it is impossible to get an agreement when the two sides view the world from completely different perspectives. Right now we have two camps. One is in despair at what the police have down under the state cloak of protection. The other camp is grieving at the loss of 5 police officers, but there is another camp that shares the grief of both camps. this camp wants answers. they want to know the details of the police involved shootings and they also want to know how a man who served his country would pick up a gun and kill police officers marching with protesters last night. We also know the police were on hand to also protect the Dallas business community. They were doing their jobs and it was pure evil to be killed doing that. So today might not be the day we find common ground but maybe soon.

*Not cats were used for the illustration.

Jesse Williams BET Award Speech Was the Moment of the Night


I watched the BET Awards last night to see the Prince tributes. Don’t know the new groups and can’t understand the lyrics or the raps they shared, but the moment of the night belonged to Jesse Williams. He received the Humanitarian Award and his speech was brutally and beautifully honest. It left you uncomfortable and inspired. Watch the speech and share yoxur thoughts.

Who killed Freddie Gray?

Six officers were charged with the killing of Freddy Gray. So far no one has been found guilty and more than likely no one will be found guilty. Last year when the city of Baltimore was on fire there was a need to stop the violence and Marilyn Mosby provided the solution. She brought the charges but even then some questioned the timing and the evidence to support the charges. Now one year later the cases are falling apart. There is only one certainty Freddie Gray is dead but so far no one is guilty of the killing.

How Do You Spot a Racist?

Racism used to be easy to spot. In the 1950’s and 1960’s signs supported legalized racism. Colored only and White only signs were prevalent throughout the South. In the face of integration of the University of Alabama in 1963, Governor George Wallace stood at the door of the school and defiantly said, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” There were no gray areas in this statement. You knew where he stood and his own words defined him as a racist. Times were simple then, but in 2016 we are puzzled by the kind of political conversation we are hearing. Wallace was ultimately defeated and visual symbols of racism were eliminated. Laws were changed and racists were vilified, America seemed to be ready to go in a more progressive direction, but in this election season we are witnessing the rebirth of the racist candidate. The problem is no one wants to be branded racist even when their own words indict them. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has attacked Mexicans, Native Americans, Women, even the current President of the United States all while receiving more primary voters than any other Republican nominee. So if the candidate was awarded and celebrated for his tone and words during the primary why would he change that tone when he enters the general election? So what happens when this candidate attacks a judge who is over his civil case? The GOP candidate who promises to build a wall between our country and Mexico and says the judge of Hispanic descent can’t fairly judge the case against him because of his ethnic background. So by virtue of being Hispanic he is incapable of being fair to the presumptive nominee. This kind of thinking and speaking is the definition of racism according to the Republican Speaker of the House. So is the nominee rebuked? Are his supporters demanding that he backpedal regarding this offensive attack on the judge? It is interesting watching them try to support him while trying to distance themselves from his more incendiary remarks, but is that really possible? How can you position yourself as fair, rational and non-racist when you still grant tacit support to someone who repeatedly goes beyond the pale when characterizing his opposition? This is the risky strategy that the Republicans are trying this year, and only time will tell if it will actually work, but I still believe if it walks like a racist, talks like a racist it’s a racist, and a racist should never be the occupant of the White House.

Brock Turner, the rapist is the latest victim of affluenza

Brock Turner was a Stanford University swimmer with Olympic dreams. He was caught raping a young woman and convicted of the crime. He faced years in prison but the judge did not want to completely derail his future so now he will serve 6 months and with good behavior as few as 3 months. It is wrong on so many levels but to see the young men convicted in similar crimes sentenced to sometimes 20 years and to see this guy get a slap on the wrist should make everyone absolutely sick. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
http://www.people.com/article/stanford-swimmer-brock-turner-booking-photos

Trump tells crowd to “look at my African-American”…why are there so few?


Headline question is rhetorical. I know the answer. share your thoughts.

Outrage grows after gorilla is shot to rescue toddler

What has happened to society? The headline above is an actual headline i saw today. People are mad because the zoo officials chose human life over ape life. The big question is what could they have done to save the ape’s life? There has been less coverage about the mauled child than the dead ape. When did we start elevating animal life over human life? Share your thoughts.

Did Rev. Jamal Bryant deserve this?


NOTE PROFANITY USED IN THIS CLIP.
People don’t respect the ministry and many people have issues with the media loving Jamal Bryant, but does he deserve this? Did Bryant do the right thing by simply walking away. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

What do you think about President Obama’s bathroom policy?

We live in a world where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic self. If you believe you are a woman then you are free to live your truth even if your anatomy is not in agreement with your true beliefs. Mainstream society might not agree with you, but there are laws on the book to protect and in some cases by presidential proclamation you are protected. It is odd that we adamant about protecting the lives of some, but those who oppose them are not respected, but vilified for not supporting them. No one should have to preface their statement by saying “I am not a bigot” to pose an alternative opinion. So I’ll say it, “I am not a bigot”, but I have a problem with the bathroom policy. We see people commit dastardly acts everyday. Not saying members of the trans community would do these things, but when you swing the door open widely you can not be sure of who will get past the barrier. I’ve been writing this blog for 8 years and I have been an loyal supported of President Obama, but that support does not render me silent. This is a policy that I do not affirm. Share your thoughts.

SNL Leslie Jones goes hard for a laugh, but is this commercial funny?


Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

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