Tag Archives: Fear

Hope for the next generation

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” –  Barack Obama My oldest child is now out in … Continue reading

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The perspective of a Trump presidency

For a number of years I was a member of a local civics club, one of those that you could only have a certain number of members from one particular business category. In this club we had two Funeral Home … Continue reading

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Fear of the unknown

November 22, 1963 – John F. Kennedy is assassinated. February 21, 1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated. April 4, 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. June 5, 1968 – Robert Kennedy is assassinated. In the span of five … Continue reading

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Putting disappointments in perspective

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” –  Martin Luther King, Jr. For the most part I have lived a very charmed life except for one dark period that I still battle with today. Now, what I … Continue reading

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The many colors of Jesus

“The timing is not good. We are black. We are Muslim. We are Somali. We are all the negative stigmas.” – Omar Hassan, speaking in reference to the country’s increasingly intensified anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim fears I thought about this quote again last … Continue reading

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Hope: Political ends and beginnings

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela Bonus Quote: “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance the dancing bear will win.” – Nancy Isenberg I had decided after the election, no … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words

“A black church in Mississippi was burned and vandalized with pro-Donald Trump graffiti late Tuesday.  Authorities responded to the fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, Tuesday night. Delta Daily News reports that the majority of the damage was … Continue reading

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