Thanks, Courageous Colin!

I started on this eight days ago and then to see another unarmed black man murdered by a cop…no words.

 

 

If you have been in seclusion, hiding in a forest, or just couldn’t care less about world events, then you are not aware of the stance that Colin Kaepernick has taken. 

Colin has chosen to use his platform (NFL Quarterback) as a VOICE, a FOGHORN, to let AMERICA know that even though you may sweep it under the rug, WE ARE NOT EQUAL!  He isn’t being recognized for his play on the field but what he is doing on the sidelines. Courageous Colin is his name. 

Colin Kaepernick is our Ali, Jim Brown, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos.  

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

He decided that he could no longer sit around and watch what is happening and not take a stand; and “NOT STANDING” is what he is doing. Colin has once again opened the door for us to discuss race relations in America and the many social injustices as well.

Social injustices such as the underfunded public education system, cop killings, racial profiling, and discrimination of all kinds. 

I love AMERICA, but tell me what other race has been more bigoted against than Blacks. We were born here and have less rights than immigrants coming to look for the “American Dream”.

For years, I have stood for the anthem, but I don’t put my hand over my heart.  I stand for the Pledge of Allegiance but I do not say it or put my hand over my heart.  That is my choice.

My father was an Army veteran and served this country for many years and I know the atrocities that he went through being a black man fighting for a country who felt as though he was a second class citizen.  He couldn’t vote, had to drop out of school to help his family by working in the fields, but at 18 he wasn’t given a choice. 

The national anthem has so many different meanings to many. For this Colin has been called so many things but all he is doing is “kneeling” for his cause. He has the “right”, RIGHT?

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So many come to this country for the “American Dream” but as blacks, for many of us it is the “American Nightmare”.  

If we are so outraged by a man “kneeling” for a song, why aren’t we as outraged at these cops for murdering people. 

 

ANY MAN’S LIFE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!  

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

 

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The Tennis Sisters:Dominating and Dynamic

Those grunts can be heard around the world! When they are on the tennis courts, they are a force to be reckoned with, together and separate. The Williams’ sisters have dominated the world of tennis since they were teenagers, nearly 20 years. They have definitely placed their stamp on it.

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Who are the little black girls with beads and braids?  I remember watching them on television and thinking, black girls in tennis? They have their hair in braids, they are the same color as I am.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams has been ranked No. 1 on three occasions. She became the first black American woman to be ranked No. 1 in February 2002. She has gone on to win several major titles individually and while playing in mixed doubles and doubles with her sister Serena. Venus has not been as dominate as her sister, but, she has proven that she is a force to be reckoned with. They have faced each other on numerous occasions and has created one of the best rivalries in tennis. Venus has missed several tournaments because for health reasons but she has come back to defeat some ranked opponents. Venus has also been a spokesperson for the equality of women salaries in professional tennis.venuswilliamsreddress2005.jpg

Serena Jameka Williams is the younger sister of Venus. She is the greatest female tennis player of all times. Serena’s accolades and achievements go on and on. She is 3rd on the all time Grand Slam list with 21 and is chasing Steffi Graf. Last year, she faced a heartbreaking defeat as she was chasing history in the U. S. Open. Serena is the second highest paid female athlete in 2015. She was named Sportsperson of the Year for 2015 by Sports Illustrated.

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Get to know your HISTORY!

Happy Reading and Enjoy! 🙂

 

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Socializing Saturday

So there wasn’t much socializing going on with me today. Why? Because of the rain and also it is FOOTBALL SATURDAY!!!!!! I know that many women, may not watch football like I do, but it’s okay.

 My Saturdays are determined by the time of an ALABAMA GAME!!!!!

Yes, a football team! My football team! I am so excited.

They are playing tonight against LSU! The SEC ROCKS!

I am in a zone when I am watching them play. Nick Saban and Alabama are one of the top recruiting teams in the nation and you can see WHY?  They are WINNERS!!!!

To the DOUBTERS:  You didn’t think that we should have been #4…Well WHAT DO YOU THINK NOW!!!!

ALABAMA SHUT HIM (Leonard Fournette) DOWN!

ROLL TIDE!!!!