Chinua Achebe (11/16/1930-3/21/2013) Gotta love how Africans will keep a body on ice for months to prepare for the grand send up - Chinua Achebe’s Home Coming will finally take place tomorrow in Nigeria- if anyone has a live link let me know. He deserves the greatest of send offs. He will forever live on in his writings - what he loved best !
“If God can provide for all the bird’s in the sky…what more can I say…It’s a crazy and beautiful world that we live in. There’s so much Sorrow, Joy and Pain, but I still thank you God”
2 Many are doing very Ungodly things in the name of God #StopIt! Own your own madness and anger without invoking God’s name….no matter what religion you choose to practice and adhere to or to not practice and adhere to.
“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster … when you gaze long into the abyss the abyss also gazes into you”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
I apologize that women had to witness this today but, in our land, our women have to see the same, the attacker said on camera after beheading a man on the streets of London. You people will never be safe.
“An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”M. K. Gandhi. #SoMuchTroubleInTheWorld #LosingOurHumanity -
These inhumane acts must be stopped globally! in order to get back to humanity! It’s all getting to be a bit too much…but this is the madness that ensues when folks get sick & tired of being sick and tired…It’s time we all started listening to each other and finding amicable solutions for peace, real Freedom and dignity toward our fellow human beings.
When are we as a people including our first Black President going to stop burdening our future on the narrative & symbolism of the constant “struggle” of Blacks to always expect to do twice as much for equal or less? If the majority of living while Black is about “Struggle”, having to always be twice as good as White people to attain the same things, and pretty much never finding equality -then damn no wonder so many have all but given up or just adhered to the system that controls Blackness to always be lesser and so many more run away from all association as soon as they get that pass out of “Black Struggle”.
as Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie coined: “Show a people as 1 thing, as only 1 thing over & over again & that is what they become. Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the definitive story…when we reject the single story, when we realize that there is never a single story about any place, we regain a kind of paradise…for all the people who are eager to tell our many stories, Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign,but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity…“
Anyone who knows basic Behavioral Psychology and the conditional reflex theory of Pavlov knows that this idea of generations teaching Black children that they will always have to work twice as hard to achieve the same or less than their White counterparts is self-defeating at best and encouraging an unbalanced unequal society and system to stay the same at worst. We have gotten so used to hearing and repeating this narrative generation after generation that we rarely stop to think about the effectiveness or damage to the psyche of generations of Black children who have to carry the burden that somehow they have to be twice as good to be equal and even when they do twice the work there will be no guarantee of equality to show for double the work. I really hope that for the sake of future generations that we eradicate this thought and teaching from the rearing of our children. We can’t talk about wanting equality outside when at home all we do is instill in our children that they can never be equal without doing double the work of who they are supposed to be wanting to be equal to in America. If you do the math doing double of what someone else does is not equal.