We have overcome

Read what a white reporter wrote in a Georgia newspaper

 

Without Love There Is No Life, Without Life There Is No Love”

 

This is a MUST read which resonates with at least 90% of the world.

 

Please, please pass this one on, even if you have to print it and mail it to

your “computer challenged” friends and relatives.

 

Andrew M. Manis is associate professor of history at Macon State College in

Georgia and wrote this for an editorial in the Macon Telegraph.

 

Andrew M. Manis: When Are WE Going to Get Over It?

 

For much of the last forty years, ever since America “fixed” its race

problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have

been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their

difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, “When are African Americans

finally going to get over it?

Now I want to ask:

“When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with

skin color?

Recent reports that “Election Spurs Hundreds’ of Race Threats, Crimes”

should frighten and infuriate every one of us. Having grown up in

“Bombingham,” Alabama in the 1960s, I remember overhearing an avalanche of

comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to

John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King.

Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do

more than “talk the talk.”

 

Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once

again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.

 

We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and

United States for some 400 years on this continent.

Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during

the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his

agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any

headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of

presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes. Criticize them,

yes.

Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their

heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator

was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.

 

But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we’re back in the sixties

again. At this point in our history, we should be proud that we’ve proven

what conservatives are always saying — that in America anything is

possible, EVEN electing a black man as president.

But instead we now hear that school children from Maine to California are

talking about wanting to “assassinate Obama.”

Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, “How long?”

How long before we white people realize we can’t make our nation, much less

the whole world, look like us?

How long until we white people can – once and for all – get over this

hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color?

How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white

skin makes us superior?

How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being

demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?

 

How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head

of the line merely because of our white skin?

How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when

they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only

conversations?

 

I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making

racist loudmouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners?

How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise

personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to

edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the

United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?

 

How long before we start “living out the true meaning” of our creeds, both

civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that “red

and yellow, black and white” all are precious in God’s sight?

Until this past November 4, I didn’t believe this country would ever elect

an African American to the presidency. I still don’t believe I’ll live long

enough to see us white people get over our racism problem.

 

But here’s my three-point plan:

 

First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves

Built, I’m going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him

and his family from us white people.

 

Second, I’m going to report to the FBI any white person I overhear saying,

in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President

Obama.

 

 Third, I’m going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the

world once again, when white people can “in spirit and in truth” sing of our

damnable color prejudice,

 

“We HAVE overcome.”

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It takes a Village to protect our President!!!

 

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2012 Election Results

No fancy shmancy deep profound boastful speech, just..

Go Shawty

Ok so I’m officially a fossil today, Oct 23, 1979 , I will be joining the AARP club as soon as I conclude my work day this evening lmao anyway, as the years go by each birthday seems to be special in its own little way, although this year I won’t be overindulging or indulging at all in any alcoholic beverages since I am fertilized, I think just being thankful for seeing another year will suffice. I got to work to a decorated desk and birthday cake, over 230 facebook birthday wishes and countless text messages, I’m thankful for them all and its just nice to know folks care 😉  I will get home this evening  and JT will be waiting by the door for me, leading my hand to the fridge where the cake is located LOL kids. My mom drove down 4 hours from VA yesterday just to surprise me with a cake and gift and then drove back last night. It really meant alot to me cause she’s about to have knee surgery and cant walk all that great right now but she drove down to visit her baby lol It’s the little things ♥

let the festivities continue..

Sit over there

“Can’t I sit closer?”

“No.”

“But there is a chair right next to your desk.”

“No. I’m still mad at you. You sit over there.”

“Fine.”

“Good.”

Lmao!

Today’s kid

Man I can vent about this topic all day!!!!!!!!!!!!! whats wrong with our spoiled a&& kids?? I know the answer is us, the parents but damn I mean, my kids are electronic’d down, and I admit between their dad and I it keeps them busy its for the greater good and well why not right? but yet and still I find myself screaming at them to get out the house, we have a whole acre of backyard that nobody wants to go play in, nobody wants to go ride their bikes or scooters or go exploring or nothing cool that boys are supposed to wanna do. Especially now that its getting colder they REALLY don’t want to go outside now, so ive decided to be (the bad guy) and limit electronics times daily. well, LOL all I got was maaaaaaaaaaaa I don’t have anything to do!!!! so being the genius that i am, I handed em a bottle of 409 each and a wash rag and said scrub the wallls and baseboards I mean for God’s sake pick up a book or do something else or guess what? you’re gonna field day the house. Needless to say the house is immaculately clean these days well the walls anyway….

Always..

Hello mami.. Can I speak to Bobbi

Yessssssssss guess who’s back?! I’ve always been a Patra stan from the age of 12 lmao I was ratchet, I cut every pair of  black biker shorts I ever owned into little “pum pum” shorts bought 5 packs of jumbo braid hair and voila I was a mini patra, Her music was never really appropriate for my age but nevertheless its not like anyone around me could understand what she was saying anyway so it wasnt a problem. She has a new single  out titled “Come ova” featuring Delus. very sexy video! I’m excited for her return!

Patra’s music is still sexy, but its toned down and matured appropriately, she says. “Now I keep the batty draws in the drawer. I don’t need to expose anything but my talent. I have more values than all of that. I don’t have to worry. I am a true island girl. Im spiritual and low maintenance. It’s important to be more spiritual and focused in your business”. Loving it, growth is a beautiful thing. The diva known throughout the world as patra was born Dorothy Smith, the second of five children and the only daughter of jamaican parents. born in kingston and raised in westmoreland parish, Patra and her brothers were raised by their mother after their father died when Patra was only three years old. Like many north american divas, some of patra’s first public singing engagements were as part of her church’s choir.

Patra, who has been on hiatus for a few years, is back with new management, A&R Executive/Producer Rich Nice and an album slated for release this summer. In a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer, Patra stated the following about her return, “I’m a sex symbol and I am ready to give a show. I am back with a new mature edge. It is not about going on stage and spitting lyrics. 2012 will see the return of the ‘Queen’ in full force.”

The dancehall artist first achieved success in 1994 when she was featured on Shabba Ranks single “Family Affair” which peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She followed up with “Worker Man” which also peaked at #53 on the Hot 100 chart, the Top 20 on the R&B chart and #1 on the U.S. Dance chart. Her second single, “Romantic Call,” a collaboration with emcee Yo-Yo, also did well. Patra recorded her debut album Queen of The Pack, which featured the hit single, “Think (About It)” and sophomore album Scent of Attraction, both of which did very well. However, her biggest hit was the remake of Grace Jones’ “Pull Up to the Bumper.”

Delus, who has been busy promoting single “What Tomorrow May Bring,” states “I liked working with Patra on this project and hope there will be another opportunity to work with her in the near future. Dameon was instrumental in making the connection and I am really grateful for his support. I hope the single will resonate well with fans and based on the initial response, I think it will.”

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