Tag: human rights

In Memory

ūüĖ§‚̧ԳŹ‚Ā† In memory of Emmitt Till, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and too many others.‚Ā†‚Ā†If this poem resonates with you, please post of your compassion and tag me or leave a comment so I can be filled up with your words Or, feel free to… Continue Reading “In Memory”

Speaking out against bigotry

I was never a fan of George W. Bush when he was our U.S. President. In fact, I was very angry with him at the time.¬†Time changes things. Five or so years ago, I saw him and President Clinton speak together at a forum… Continue Reading “Speaking out against bigotry”

Rev your engines!

  Grab you keys your self-esteem keep your hope alive and get behind your wheels of choice and drive, baby, drive!       photo credit and article

She “took a knee” and …

I once knew a girl named Strict Janet the Moonshine Still, she ran it one sip of her “tea” at once took a knee and she kicked me off the “free” planet Dammit!   Planet– Daily Word Prompt photo credit  

Yet She Rose

  She believed in something greater no concern for self or rules nothing would abate her as she fought for open schools. She spoke of female rights, opportunities, a claim for education she would fight but then, they learned her name.   On a… Continue Reading “Yet She Rose”

Judgment in disguise

If told to cast the first stone do you think that I’d obey? Scar another person just to please the crowd’s melee? Those who dress in daily judgement long in tongue, they criticize and peel the souls of others, while cloaked in self-disguise. Is… Continue Reading “Judgment in disguise”

A plea for humanity — Will you join me at the river?

It wasn’t a Sunday morning. It was a Thursday evening. I sat on a wooden pew where, beneath my feet in the 1800‚Äôs, slaves had congregated to worship in a hole made of dirt. On¬†April 27th, at¬†that same location, I was inside the Simpson… Continue Reading “A plea for humanity — Will you join me at the river?”

The Ultimate Sign of Compassion

As many of you know, I consider myself more “spiritual” than religious. I have not attended a church, for various reasons, in many years. I did grow up in a Lutheran church – baptized, confirmed and married in the same one. I also know… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Sign of Compassion”

If you are a Christian

As I sit here researching human rights, including the treatment of immigrants, the poor, the oppressed, I am reminded¬†of my spirituality and the religions that are based on LOVE.¬†One¬†Christian song goes like this: Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world… Continue Reading “If you are a Christian”

I need your help. Seriously.

No matter your walk in life, we have all been affected by racial diversity. Some find it threatening. Others find is socially and culturally mesmerizing and exhilarating. For the purpose I am pursuing, let’s narrow it down to the white and African American culture.… Continue Reading “I need your help. Seriously.”