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They’re watching.

8 Jul

This morning I woke up, and my son was smiling in his sleep.

He doesn’t know what is going on in our world right now.
He’s oblivious to it. For that, I’m thankful.

But then, I began to think about all the children who DO know what’s going on.
What this means to them, how it affects them, and what they are thinking.
While we are all caught up in our own agendas, our thoughts, our actions;

Our children are watching.

So what will we do?

We will stand up for what’s right, but do it with respect.

We will share truth, as raw and as real as it is.

We will take action, but we will not support violence of ANY kind from ANYONE.
You cannot support the Black Lives Matter movement, by taking the lives of innocent officers who truly believe in protecting and serving.

We will be honest, We will be real, We will be authentic.

We won’t excuse our emotions, but we won’t let them control us nor make us lose control.

I’ve heard children asking, am I doomed because I am black? I’ve seen kids wonder and even question if they’re “black was even beautiful” because society keeps telling them that it’s bad. It’s wrong.

Working in Outreach, I see so many children from various backgrounds just trying to fight poverty, not even knowing the fight that stands before them due to their sex or color of their skin. It’s a completely different kind of war.

We must teach our children that LOVE is the greatest gift on Earth, and that God loved us so much, he made us all very different and beautiful like that colors of a rainbow.

We must teach them that not everyone has gotten the memo, and that YES, in this world you may be treated differently because of your skin color, your academic level, or whatever fill in the blank hate chooses.

We must teach them and PREPARE them to deal with whatever situations they may find themselves in due to them being who they are.

We must teach them that not ALL of one group is bad, and that hate can come in any form.

We must teach them that despite what history has shown, Black Lives Matter. Latinos Lives Matter. White Lives Matter. THEIR LIVES Matter.

So as I watch my son sleep, I want to remind you to stay encouraged, hold on to hope, and remember, They’re watching.

Until Next Time, Much Love,
MRSSPJ

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Disgusted….

3 May

At least this story makes me feel this way.

Alfred,31, (picture to your right), was partying at a bar and hanging out with some friends when his hand movements caught the eye of gang banger Barbara Lee. Barbara Lee started throwing gang member signs back then Alfred and his friends motioned for her to leave them alone. She left the bar and returned with two members of her crew that began stabbing Alfred and his friends. Why you may ask? Because Barabara Lee and her gang, mistakened Alfred’s Hand movements, as gang signs, when he was just simply signing. Alfred is Deaf.

There is so much wrong with this picture. So much. I mean really? Why are people even still participating in gangs? For the chance to belong? To feel of some improtance? Hasn’t it gone too far? What is with this organized crime non sense? Why can’t we all just get along, or at least love each other? I’m so tired of this gang mess. Too many lives have been loss in this nonsense and I wish it would just end. Thankfully these men survived, but who will be next? We really have to educate our youth and pray for those who feel as if a gang is necessary… I mean there are other groups to join, gangs don’t have to be the answer because gangs hurt… That’s all I’m sayin…..

To read the full story, go to http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/01/2011-05-01_group_of_deaf_mute_friends_stabbed_at_bar_after_thug_mistakes_their_sign_languag.html

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