Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dr Myles Munroe "POWERFUL" Words of Ministry at World Conference 2014





       

In memory of the great Dr. Myles Munroe, recently went on to his demise in an airplane crash earlier this week, along with his wife, daughter, and a few others.  The world will long acknowledge and remember you for your wonderful words of wisdom and confidence taught from your Divine Intervention that motivated the lives and realities of many others in t his world.  May his memory be lauded and esteemed as his body is laid to rest.  To God be the Glory!


A Wedding Song That Is Thrilling


Post by Jennifer Keys.and M. White



Can you believe this is Rosa Cheatham singing at the reception of her own wedding.  Third time no less.  What about Charlene and me.  I never knew she could sing like that.  I have always heard her play for her church over the years.  She finished her BA in music at NCCU a year or so ago, and we are all so proud of her.  I know I am.  Listen to that GRAND and FABULOUS FINISH!  She also sang another song at the nuptials, but I can only find a short recording of it.  I think the Johnsons were up here to the wedding, and somehow I MISSED it.  I deeply regret it.  But I was at the Bridal shower!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Anti-Technology...thought provoking!

Over the Top Piano Player "Amazing Grace"













This is just so much fun  Plus I truly do wish I could play the piano like that!  But let's just get back in the Spirit!


PART 2!! Over-The-Top Piano Player "I Need Thee"











This is just so comical.This is just so comical.

FOLKS JUST WON'T LEAVE THIS ALONE . . . .










Problems in Ferguson Extend Beyond Grand Jury Decision







Cheryl Dorsey 
Speaker, Police Expert & Community Advocate
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The problems in Ferguson, Missouri, will continue long after the grand jury's decision is announced. The tensions in the community will undoubtedly be exacerbated if the U.S. Justice Department declines to pursue civil rights violations against Officer Darren Wilson. The real problem in Ferguson is the fact that the residents are stuck with a police department that seemingly lacks ethnic diversity, appears racially insensitive and is unwilling to admit changes within are necessary. The problems of the Ferguson Police Department are cultural and systemic.
As a retired, 20-year veteran police sergeant, I reject the notion that a professional, tactically trained, gun-toting police officer would fear an unarmed teenager. Police officers receive an inordinate amount of training, first in the academy and then continued in-service training. Police officers should expect, by virtue of their occupation, that interacting with the community can at times be contentious. Police officers are expected to rely on their training and common sense if confronted with an argumentative and uncooperative citizen. Police officers are not expected to take it personally when a citizen fails to follow an order given. So for Officer Wilson to initiate a traffic stop and then immediately escalate the situation to a deadly-force incident is, in my opinion, outrageous.
According to grand jury testimony leaks, Officer Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown because he (Wilson) was in fear. Wilson feared unarmed Mike Brown, 18-year-old Mike Brown, wounded and bleeding Mike Brown. Allegedly, this was Officer Wilson's "state of mind" at the time he fired his weapon. OK, that may be true of the first two shots, but what about shots three through six? Police officers involved in a use-of-force incident, and especially a deadly-force incident, must explain the need for every round fired. What about Mike's state of mind? Well, we will never know, because Mike is not here to tell us.
As a black woman, I believe that unless and until there are real changes on that police department in terms of personnel, training and civilian oversight, there could be a repeat of the senseless killing of Mike Brown.
As a mother, I am bothered by disparaging comments made by Project 21's Joe Hicks referring to Mike Brown as "a small-time local thug," as if "a small-time local thug" somehow deserves to be gunned down in the middle of the street. I am bothered that anyone who does not side with the police department's version of events is labeled a "race-hustler" who is "undeserving" of justice. These statements were just a few of the comments attributed to Project 21, described as a black leadership network. I am disappointed by an unrepentant and unapologetic police department that will never admit to wrongdoing. I am saddened that this black life (Mike Brown's) does not seem to matter.

As a retired law-enforcement supervisor, I don't accept that a trained police officer need only say "I was in fear" and everything else that follows is somehow justified. Well, I say: Officer, if you are scared when dealing with a (black) community that you swore to protect and serve, then maybe you should holster your gun, remain in your car and call for backup. I have not heard or seen white police officers articulate "fear" when dealing with the white criminal community. Take Eric Frein: Here's a guy who shot and killed a police officer and seriously wounded another. It was reported that Frein left assault weapons and pipe bombs as though they were bread crumbs for pursing officers, yet he was "taken into custody without incident," captured with only a scratch on his nose, purportedly self-inflicted.
If the requirement for federal civil rights prosecution is an all-or-nothing case, it's time to change the law. Currently, federal prosecutors must prove that race was a motivator, that a defendant deprived the victim of a constitutional right, that the defendant acted willfully, and that the defendant acted under color of law and that the victim died. How does one prove that Officer Wilson was possibly dishonest when he testified before the grand jury that he was in fear for his safety?

Maybe it's time to require police recruit candidates to prove they are not predisposed to being fearful before they are hired and given a gun. Maybe it's time to require a police officer to prove fear if that's the stated reason for firing that gun. Maybe it's time to hold officers who violate policy and the law when they discharge that gun personally liable. Maybe it's time to no longer allow the mere utterance of "fear" by a police officer as a justification for what our sensibilities as a society recognize is unreasonable and excessive.
Officer, if you were in fear, please explain why you did not remain in the safe confines of your police car. Officer, why didn't you call for backup, wait for backup to arrive and then tell backup that you were in fear for your safety? Please, Officer, why did you kill Mike Brown? If it wasn't because of his race, then what?
And finally, sir, would your please return to the police station, turn in your badge and gun and seek employment somewhere else, because, Officer, I am in fear for my safety.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
--President John F. Kennedy

Cheryl Dorsey is a retired LAPD sergeant as well as a speaker and sought-after expert on important police issues making national headlines who has appeared as a guest expert on Dr. Phil. She writes and provides commentary on police culture and surviving police encounters. She is the author of Black & Blue (The Creation of a Manifesto): The True Story of an African-American Woman on the LAPD and the Powerful Secrets She Uncovered, an autobiography that pulls the covers off the LAPD and provides an unfiltered look into the department's internal processes. Visit Cheryl's website, cheryldorsey.net, and listen to her on Soundcloud.

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Note:  This is an article that I can truly believe in.  The sentiments, concerns and considerations of this former police officer would mirror that of my thinking.  It is incredulous that local police officers would not have this point of view.  Their "criminalization" of normal society is unworthy of their position in society.  It is our hope that a revision of national policing policies, training, operations, and objectives will soon be in the making as a result of this phenomenal case.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Best Solange vs. Jay Z Memes |

The Best Solange vs. Jay Z Memes |



If you recall the TV exposes of the Solange and Jay Z physical encounter in the elevator, these off-takes become hilarious to say the least.  Enjoy and laugh out loud like I did.



You have to click onto the link to enjoy them all.  Sorry I can't seem to bring up the document on this site.
But I'm adding another two or a few for your pleasure.  There are 50 in all.















Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Griff Lamar - "Wake Up Black People" Project (Official Video)



                                                                       

A friend sent this to me, and it has very striking images that cause the
viewer to think profoundly.  However, somehow I could not bear to put
this on my FaceBook page for fear of forwarding some of all these
unpleasant negative images.  Is that so wrong of me?  Oh well, at least I
am sharing it here where I believe there are deeply thinking
individuals who are connected here.who will realize what it is supposed
to mean.  Plus I only want to see this displayed for only a short period
of time.  What do YOU THINK?

Sunday, September 21, 2014