Tag Archives: Fear

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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One more week

“The line it is drawn, The curse it is cast, The slowest now, Will later be fast, As the present now, Will later be past, The order is rapidly fading, And the first one now will later be last, Cause the times they are a-changing” – Bob Dylan  … Continue reading

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Charting a course through intimidation

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, 402 U.S. 1 (1971) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case dealing with the busing of students to promote integration in public schools. The Court held that busing was an appropriate remedy for the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh turned 90 years old yesterday. Words can’t even describe what this man’s books, thoughts, and actions have meant to me. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of … Continue reading

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Fear of _____________________

“Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. … Continue reading

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A Poem-The Face of Hate

How are we to see through the eyes to the soul Beyond the skin which covers their hearts Where the seeds of hate are hidden How are we to know which ones to fear By the color of their of … Continue reading

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