Posts Tagged ‘#BlackLivesMatter

15
Nov
16

#MannequinChallenge: A Call To Action

28
Sep
16

In The News Today

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21
Sep
16

‘Protect And Serve’ – Those Words Ring Hollow

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Adam Rhew captured the picture that says so much

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30
Aug
16

The Right To Protest

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16
Aug
16

Two Americas

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27
Jul
16

Chat Away

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26
Jul
16

“When a young black life is cut short…It is a loss that diminishes all of us”

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25
Jul
16

Be Your Brother’s And Sister’s Keeper

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16
Jul
16

Chat Away

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Even during trying times, the connection between President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama is a beautiful sight to witness

14
Jul
16

Children In Search Of Refuge

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Gazelle’s thoughts on the recent events

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Gazelle

Children In Search Of Refuge

As a child, a refugee child,
My Mama taught me Caution.
Run from the marauders of the streets,
Especially those carrying guns
Beyond their natural height.
Run from machete wielding persona.
Run from The Toothless Angered,
They’re mastered by the powers du jour.
Run for dear life.
If speed is of essence,
Drop your school books upon the dusty path,
Run!
Make it home,
To your Mama’s anxious arms.
Pray you do,
And live another hour

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As a child, an American child,
The ghosts of yonder history hovered.
Waiting their turn to fully manifest,
Yet again.

My Mama taught me,
Before I was double digits,
To be cautious out there.
The marauders, the ghosts, the egregious,
The Toothless Angered
Will menace my being.
Don’t run for dear life.
Learn to stay still

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There is nowhere to run.
Nowhere to stay still,
Except in shocked death.
No school books dropped on a dusty road,
They lay stained in unrequited blood along the school hallway.
Bullet strewn sidewalks splatter my paths.
The Toothless Angered
Are again mastered,
The daily Puppets of Avarice

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets children in audience of the obstacle course during the National Day of Play on the Ellipse outside the White House in Washington, DC Sept. 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Sanctuary is a scarcity in my universe
While The Toothless Angered,
With ample, unjustified impunity,
Continue to menace my being.

Pray I make it home Today, and all Tomorrows,
To my Mama’s anxious arms,
So I can hug her.
And just once, of many more, say
I love you Always

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