May 14th, 2023
Hey fam...Hope all is well?! Today I want to touch on our indigenous roots as so called "black Americans". As an American, I've been told that I have "Indian" in my family; after surveying many black Americans, I found that all I asked, were told the same thing!! I've taken a DNA test, my indigenous "blood" didn't show up...at the time, I didn't know that DNA test couldn't determine ones ethnicity!! The blood samples DNA companies use are from the Siberian stock, commonly called "Native American". 23 & me, Ancestry, sorry to say, but they are scams. They have every black American pegged as being Nigerian descent! Smh. I have relatives that have taken them and despite my knowing for a fact they have no Nigerian blood, they still sell us this blantant lie! For entertainment purposes is in the small print. The test I took was quite expensive and it traced my deep ancestry: about 50, 000 years ago. No West African was present! My paramount point is that black people were on this land mass before any Siberian or European. We Black Americans had our own tribal names, customs, languages before contact with the pilgrim. However, we've been stripped of our indigenous heritage and legacy. We've been miseducated, assimilated and manipulated!!! I'm in the process of doing my personal genealogy, I encourage all of you to do the same! After decades of running from myself, it feels good to be home! If you are a registered voter, please sign this petition and share with family and friend, so they can sign as well!!! Click the button below!
Peace Always, Shakira
August 12th, 2022
Today I share with you a song from Kendrick Lamar's newest album, Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. This song speaks to me...it speaks to others whom have suffered childhood sexual abuse. The road to healing is a long one...but with faith, we'll get there!!!
Peace Always~ Shakira
Hey fam, today I want to share with you a video that addresses the reality of what going green is doing to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, an underdeveloped country in central Africa, from which these precious minerals are extracted. Cobalt ( a precious mineral derived from the mining of nickel and copper ) is very rare. It is needed in the production of computers, lithium batteries, electric car batteries, solar panels, artificial joint replacements, dyes etc. Congo mines 70% of the WORLD'S supply. Yet, the citizens remain impoverished and most of the cobalt mines are owned by foreign entities. The Chinese primarily, the Congolese government owns a very small portion. I'd like to see Congolese people go to China and control/ own something so lucrative as a resource mine... would never happen. But that's a whole different story, I digress. My focus today is to bring light to the toxic ramifications of mining this resource. We have the likes of AOC running around, crackling about saving the planet, pushing for the "Green New Deal". It's preposterous and a bad deal (no pun intended). It has crazy spending...essentially giving money away to the Paris Accord, with the ultimate goal being to force every American to buy and drive electric cars! Remember folks, the devil is in the details!!! All of this pseudo self righteousness, while not addressing the cost, the burden that's being inflicted on the most vulnerable in this equation. She must think that Americans are that stupid? Well, she was elected, maybe many are...
I aim to open up Americans' eyes, get them to realize that like grandma would say " Everything that glitters ain't gold". I do believe in clean energy. I do believe in America being energy independent. Enough wars have been fought, enough countries have been destabilized, enough lives have been lost in the name of oil. But willfully ignoring the human cost, the human cost of so called Black Lives you feign to care so much for, is not only benign neglect, it's downright insidious. Please watch the video posted below!
Peace Always~ Shakira
Today fam, I'm sharing with you a South Korean film that I find entertaining, memorable, funny and most of all, intriguing!!! It kind of touches on what we're going through right now. Or where America could be heading...I pray not!!! You what is said "Art imitates life" or is it the other way around? Anyways you get the gist! Please check it out and enjoy! P.S, It"s subtitled, but worth the read!!! Below is a link to watch this film for free, but it does have commercials.
No one knows that the poet can't sleep
You marvel at the wondrous smile, stalwart stance and poetic verses
No one can see the pain and struggle
A sacrifice that...in my aspirations, will become your inspiration
The Poet Can't Sleep
Trying to understand the mysteries of the Universe
What's god's plan?
What is it that humanity needs to understand?
Why can't we truly love and respect our differences?
Why the need to hijack all of the resources?
Isn't it enough for everyone?
What is the sum of our existence?
Why are devils so persistent?
This Is Why The Poet Can't Sleep
The ebb and flow of politics
Everything ain't what it seems
You make 10 steps
You are pulled back 5
Keeping your ambitions on a string
Chasing carrots, seeking to intercept the American dream
We think we have it all figured every 4 years
Pitting left against right, stoking the deepest, unprovoked fears
The rat race, of continuous cycles
So deeply engaged, that when the opp wins, some are reduced to tears
Others become enraged
Some flee, resist to engage
The Poet Can't Sleep
What is your beautiful distraction?
How do you stay out of the loop?
Is apathy your solution?
How about quasi-revolution?
Or do you believe in absolution?...
for those who have sinned, lied, played with your emotions again and again
The Poet Can't Sleep
Everything on the highest level of politricks
are planned 100 years in advanced
But this only is effective if we don't take a stance
I believe in taking the gentle approach
I'm not one to encroach
just sharing with you some of the reasons
The Poet Can't Sleep....
Then I feel an angel of peace
a breeze of solace
I've had my share...more than many could bare
of turmoil, abuse and despair
LIFE NUMBER 11
god sent me to make you aware
There is peace after discord
There is love after hate
There is wealth after meagerness
I'm not saying this to placate
I'm only hoping that you will relate...
And be able to get some sleep!
Sharing with you today a link to a story of an ADOS teen that made a very important invention. Please read for details and don't forget to share!!!
Peace Always~ Shakira
I hope that you all have been staying safe? As for me, I have...but it's important to note that staying safe also includes protecting your mental health. Keeping one's emotions, reactions and what we give attention to in balance. Balance is key!!! Whew chile, between children still being in cages, gas prices going up, to or not to take the covid-19 vaccine, Cardi B's lackluster Grammy performance and now Lil Nas X giving symbolic Satan a lap dance? Truth be told, I despise seeing Meg Thee Stallion and the Cardi B types being reduced to mere high paid strippers. They like to claim that this behavior or persona if you will, empowers women. How so? I mean women have always been sexualized. So amplifying your feminine charm and sexuality by 1000% is going to make what... men respect you more? Oh, they will look pass the way your left ass cheek doesn't bounce as much as the right one, straight to your awesome personality and stunning intellect...yeah, when hell freezes over!!! But you know, people like Cardi and Nas X do ANYTHING for attention (Attention and Anger are the new marketing currency). I ignore attention starved people, that's just me! And I'm certainly not putting much energy into folks that aren't worth my oh so precious time. Remember folks, time is money!!! Wow do I digress! I was actually gonna talk about Candace Owens most recent video post where she talks about the new Satan shoes that were designed with the help of Lil Nas X and each pair are said to contain one drop of human blood reportedly. Yes, I follow Candace Owens on the gram. As a matter of fact, some points she makes are actually valid, but hey, even a broken clock is right 2 times a day!!!
I'm starting to realize that I'm not a true liberal. I always deemed myself as a liberal, well adjusted, socially conscious Democrat...boy those are the good ole days! You know what, I'm not left or right. I I'm just me. I have some liberal ideologies with conservative tendencies...if that makes any sense?
Anywho, where was I?...oh yeah. Candace Owens. I disagreed with several points within her diatribe. I've listed below
1) "Black Americans are only 13% of the population but commit 50% of violent crimes".
Those stats are the most commonly repeated racist trope. In 2019 alone, 10 million crimes were committed. Of those 10 million, 7 million were committed by whites, while 2.6 million by blacks.
In the area of murder and manslaughter, 5,070 were committed by whites, while 5,660 were committed by blacks.
Robbery, whites committed 33,290 robberies while blacks committed 39,290
Aggravated Assault ,whites committed 237,960 while blacks committed 128,020
Larceny and theft ,539,390 were committed by whites while 245,540 were committed by blacks
Motor Vehicle Theft, whites committed 54,500 while blacks committed 23,110
Simply Assault, whites committed 664,630 while blacks committed 319,920
Forgery, whites committed 30,310 while blacks committed 13,610
Fraud, whites committed 74,270 while blacks committed 34,440
Vandalism, whites committed 123,560 while blacks committed 49,600
Drug abuse violations, whites committed 1,109,600 while blacks committed 406,940
Offences against family and children, whites committed 56,390 while blacks committed 24,290
DUI, whites committed 834,890 while blacks committed 144,000
All Violent Crimes, whites committed 276,310 while blacks committed 172,980
You may notice that in certain areas, crime in the black community spikes. These are socioeconomic crimes and are attributed to abject poverty. These kinds of crimes spike within any demographic, regardless of color, religion, nationality if said group is impoverished. Proverbs 10:15 say that poverty is the destruction of the poor. If you solve the poverty in the black community, then you solve the majority of the socioeconomic crimes in the black community.
2) "Black Americans are the biggest offenders of Asian Americans"
The case that still haunts me to this day would be the Latasha Harlins case. This 15 year old girl was murdered because the Asian store owner thought that she was trying to steal a bottle of orange juice. I recall vividly, how many of the local Asian corner stores would berate, mistreat and disrespect its black customers, who were the base of their business. This one Asian store owner (in the historic Jackson Ward area of Richmond, Va) finally got into legal trouble after he ran into the streets firing his gun in broad daylit while black children were out playing. He had previously shot and wounded one man and murdered another with impunity. We don't want to get started on the maltreatment of Africans in China and Taiwan. There are even reports of Chinese immigrants, abusing and being violent towards Africans in their very own countries. It's parts of China Towns, across the United States, that black people aren't allowed in, especially after business hours. They will be met with physical violence, should they make that mistake. We can't name one so called black area where Asians would be met with physical violence just for walking in that neighborhood. So I think that the Asian community needs to acknowledge and renounce the very anti- Black mentality that is alive and well in their community. We need heal from the division and destruction that prejudice brings. This goes for both groups, not just black Americans.
3) "We commit more crimes against other blacks and blame it on white supremacy"
I think that this statement is hyperbole. I have yet to witness a person commit a crime and the say " White supremacy made me do it". First of all...I'm going on the limb here...I dare not say it!!! But fuck it, I'll say it, there is no such thing as white supremacy! No group is supreme over another group. Is there still racism, yes! Are all whites racist, no. When so called black people commit crime, it's just that...crime. And if you have ever studied sociology and criminal pathology, you would know that all crimes are perpetuated within/ close to the criminal's area. Criminals always operate where he or she feels most comfortable. So, whites offend more whites, blacks offend more blacks, Asians offend more Asians and so on. Occasionally, a white or black criminal will venture outside of their comfort zone and commit a crime against the opposite group. Again, that black on black crime stat is another white racist trope meant to demean and belittle the black community even further. People repeat nonsense without first checking it's accuracy. If 1 person repeats a lie so many times, they and the folks they tell the lie to, start to believe it.
3) " Look at Black American culture"
Ratchetness, ignorance and ghetto-ism isn't Black American culture. This trend is a reflection of the black American experience. The ADOS community is dealing with the backlash of the crack epidemic. Mothers and fathers were imprisoned because of their shortcomings and weaknesses in relation to illicit drug use. Millions of white Americans are affected by the ongoing drug pandemic. White Americans get empathy, black Americans got prison sentences. That left most of one generation, roaming the streets without proper guidance. Those babies had babies. Now who reared the babies of the misguided babies? You lie down with dogs and you get fleas. If all one is exposed to is poverty, ignorance and despair, how do you expect that person to function in mainstream society? It's that age old Nature vs. Nurture argument. I do know that it's not in ADOS' nature to be as violent and crude as we are portrayed to be. Plus how can a small group of black celebrities', get on record or camera (many whom are foreign blacks) and degrade themselves and then it becomes all of us... it becomes "our culture"? Please miss me with that. If Marilyn Mansion, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and many others aren't the representation of white culture, then why should Lil Nas X, Cardi B, Meg thee Stallion be a representation of black American culture as a whole?
4) "Black Americans are performing the worst in this country. African, Caribbean, Irish and every other immigrant group are performing better than black Americans"
Here again is another unfactual trope about the model minority. This is a deep statement to unpack. We are all aware that we live in a capitalistic, oligarchy. If there is anything that is loved more than free labor and land (shout out much love and respect to my ADOS ancestors) it's cheap labor. Cheap labor isn't always the most efficient, but it always garners a profit for those at the top. ADOS has given the American infrastructure everything. I'm so you all have read my article entitled "Make America Great Again". ADOS has given the world some of modern times greatest inventions. We have been and are politicians and judges, scientist and lawyers, doctors and inventors, clergymen and leaders, military men and Nobel Peace Prize winners. For ADOS none of this is new under the sun. I'll put it like this...their are successful ADOS and unsuccessful ADOS. There are successful immigrants and their are unsuccessful immigrants. To say that that outperform us is just not true. The difference is that the ADOS community's shortcomings are broadcasted as if that speaks for all of us. It's so much easier to herald a newcomer as the perfect citizen, the model minority. When we understand our ADOS history in this country, we understand that we are owed so much...and that's just to be fair. If you can deceive the world, then maybe, just maybe no one will understand or empathize with our collective plight. When the oligarchs are tired of the immigrant, they can just, with the flick of a pen, send them back from whence they came. In other words, it's easier to exploit, and destroy the "model minority" should that time ever come. America is ADOS' homeland!!! Many of us so called Black Americans are the true proto-Americans. I don't have the actual statistics, but I can speak from observation. Many ADOS in my immediate area are indeed successful. If you define success as living in a beautiful home, in an awesome community with relativity no crime. There are plenty of disadvantaged immigrants. I personally hate to see anyone or any group impoverished. But to fully understand capitalism, you must know that, one must be poor so that one can be rich. You see, in this system, some people have to be the bottom caste. It's a lot of people that are working in unison to ensure that ADOS are the bottom caste.
We have fortune 500 companies outsources jobs all to keep from investing in ADOS communities. ADOS was it's strongest and most successful during reconstruction. Have you asked yourself why? What happened to shift our community from being self sufficient and prosperous?
Peace Always~ Shakira
Hello friends, hope you all have been staying safe? Today, I share with you a very enlightening documentary. I know that it may seem a little blah, lol. But it's imperative that we not let our brains turn to mush in these perilous times! This documentary answers some questions as to why? Why these lockdowns? Why close businesses? Why make healthy people wear mask when initially we were told they weren't required? Why prohibit us from traveling or visiting extended family for the holidays? Why close schools and libraries when leaving open liquior stores? What is the ultimate goal I often asked myself? To all my white friends, it's imperative that you realize and see that this is bigger than color. As you will see in this documentary, the powers that be have no qualms with treating whites the way most of my people have been treated for over a two century span in this country.
The great leader Martin Luther King once said "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one (or group) directly, affects all (groups) indirectly".
As we see, we aren't so removed from the civil rights era. It's disheartening to think about. But I firmly believe that we can overcome tyranny. The more we acquiesce, the more emboldened totalitarian technocrats become.
Remember, that knowledge IS power...and love saves all!!!
Thought I'd share an interesting video...remember fam, the more things change, the more they stay the same!!!
Peace Always ~ Shakira
Hello fam!!! I hope that all is well? Sharing with you today, a short video of some American history...that our schools (conveniently) fail to teach. Many fellow Americans, don't know that the Democratic Party was founded to implement ADOS suppression and impede ADOS success!!! The strategy has changed a bit, but the agenda remains the same!!! So if a "person of color" is allowed to hold office, he or she ideologies must align with the aforementioned agenda. We have become disabled by democratic policies. Our communites have been destabilized. It's no secret that Democratic run cities are in total shambles. No jobs, crime ridden, drug infested, zero accountability for police that kill innocent people, poor road conditions, schools under funded, teachers under paid...shall I go on? Now do I think that the current Republican party is the correct alternative? No, I do not...they are now just different wings of the same bird. You see, Republicans racism is more overt...while Democratic racism to more concealed. Now do I believe that every single Republican or Democrat for that matter, is racist? Absolutely not!!! But many of the policies from both parties, fail to redress the wrong that was done. They fail to amend the policies that shattered our generational wealth and made the pursuit of happiness an impossible feat for most of us. We're talking Jim Crow, mass lynchings, red lining, poor education, lower salaries even with college degrees, school to prison pipeline, improper historical representation, removing trade skills training from high school etc. And all these things were done to the ADOS community in particular all after slavery!!! I've said all that to say...why are we so loyal to either party? We usher in our loved politicians...over and over again for the symbolism of what it all represents. We continue to be the mule that guides into reality the American dream of others. We continue to mule ourselves into early deaths with our slavish loyalties...we continue to mule without ever receiving our 40 acres and a mule!!!
Biden The Savior 1/21/2021
I'm sharing these videos today because I see so many people, particularly in the ADOS community, celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. My question is...and I'm still waiting for an answer, Will the Biden administration undo the damage that was done to the so called black American community? Will he rectify the evils done to us? As he's a savior and all...Check out this video fam!!!
Peace Always~ Shakira
History Repeats? 1/21/2021
A brief video detailing Black Wall Street...again where and whenever there was so called black success, there was massacres, lynchings and destruction. This is not the only incident...but this is the largest and most documented case.
We're Not Dreamers...#ADOS
I thought that I'll share this article for all that don't know. It seems that modern society has forgotten or are not aware of the fact that the Statue Of Liberty was commissioned to celebrate the end of chattel slavery. There is this misconception that it was made to commemorate immigrants coming to Ellis Island. I think that we all need to understand the struggle that Americans labeled as "Black" have contributed to the infrastructure of this land. We are the foundation of this great country. There would have been no President Obama or Kamal Harris if it weren't for our ancestors...
It's time we so called Black Americans hold our heads high, this is our country, this is where we belong. ADOS have contributed a number of great inventions, ideas, won wars etc. We own that!!! Most importantly, our enslaved ancestors were not immigrants but the cooper colored Americans found here by Columbus...Without us, there is no you!! Word To The Wise
Peace Always~ Shakira
Article Posted Below, Click link to read!
Hello dear friends, it's been a while...The covid-19 plandemic, pardon...pandemic, the elections, the hopes of a vaccine, one that isn't funded by Bill Gates, you know, the population control guy? Anywho...moving right along. I'm sure that you all have heard of the untimely, unfortunate death of an up and coming drill rapper; King Von. He was 26 and a father of 3. (May he rest in peace) I was made aware of him by one of my sons. I first heard of his hit "Take Her To The O". For all who are wondering, the O is a notorious low income apartment complex in the black belt of Chicago,Ill. (It's called the black belt because once upon a time, people classified as "black" we're legally discriminated against housing. They were pushed to reside in the undesired southside. Of course Biden/Harris will right the wrongs of a biased system...won't they??) Michelle Robinson Obama (Former First Lady) once resided in these apartments as a child!!! This area has now become crime and gang ridden. Two prominent opposing gangs each have their own territory. One gang is called "The Gangster Disciples" and their territory is called "Tookaville" after a 15 year old boy (Shondale "Tooka" Gregory) that was murdered by the opp (*opposition or rival gang), the "Black Disciples". The Black Disciples territory is called the "O Block". It's named O Block after a 20 year old man that was murdered (Odell Perry). Perry was allegedly murdered by a 17 year old tiny tot girl by the name of Gakirah Barnes. She is rumored to have killed 17 people! It's a vicious cycle.
If you know me, I'm always one to ask "why?" I think why is an essential, everlasting, ever expanding word, that keeps the wonder in life. But hey, that's just me!
To peep into the psyche of our misguided youth, you must understand that these youth have no hope...they see no way for a better life, not to mention, it's not cool to be a square. So the smart sheep thus become wolves, the preyed upon becomes the predator. Intellect, being different, nerdy or goofy isn't facilitated in American hoods, I know, I was raised in the "hood". ( It's a lonely journey, staying true to oneself in the ghetto) Despite this, it seems to be a new, more aggressive culture. Being poor doesn't mean that one is going to gang bang, or chase a life of crime. Could it be the music? As I was driving in my car with my son, I listened to this King Von song. I immediately thought, this guy is talented, I wish he wasn't rapping about sex, drugs and violence. I found myself humming the tune days later...why dammit? Why am I humming this song when none of it relates to me or my lifestyle? What deviltry is this I thought? I looked deeper to understand what is drill music? While drill music is a sub-genre of rap that glorifies murder, illicit drug use, irresponsible sex, what makes it different? To find that out, you would have to understand the majick behind making music. The average song ranges between 116-150 bpm ( beats per minute). This affects our moods. The faster, the more amp, the happier the mood, generally speaking. *side bar- Gloomy Sunday by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezso" Seress has been said to be the cause of many suicides...who knows?
To make a true drill (Drill= shooting up opps) song you must have a 60-70 bpm. Now this is were it gets interesting, at this range our memory recall and retention is enhanced. Also, we are in a more romantic mood...hmmm, could this be it? Could this be a major factor in the increase of violence and gang life with the youth? If you put it together, it seems that the young people are falling in love with this debauchery. Remembering exactly how and where to shoot. Romanizing murder, glorifying degradation of their peer, male and female. Lusting fast, dishonest money. Granted, because one listens to this music doesn't mean that one will follow a path of crime...but take a child that lives in abject poverty, has no real leadership to look up to, no true guidance and the results just may be that. A path to crime, drugs, prison, murder or be murdered. It's funny that these drill rappers never tell of the aftermath of such ill behavior. There is never a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow!!! The Grim Reaper awaits on the other side. The cycle is very disturbing. You find yourself feeling sorry for the gang member that met a premature demise, until you find out that this person was a child assassin. That child, that innocent face, had bodies on them. They were the reason many mothers have cried. Now your only recourse is to chalk that up to karma. Thanks to drill music...
Who's behind this? Why are these rappers allowed to speak of such destruction? Is this all accidental or by design? Can we attribute this to inner city crime? Can we blame anyone? You tell me...and never forget, always ask why?
I've linked a video of the King Von song...... RIP #KingVon
Peace Always~ Shakira
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Forever Breathe, Forever Achieve
Hello my dear friends!! I can only hope that all is well and that you all are staying safe and covid free? I've been quiet for some time, as I don't like to get too political, but I have sat back and watched as the masses have been played. I've spoken on my disdain for the " Black Lives Matter" some time ago. I always wondered where did they come from? How did they just pop up overnight? Who financed them? What was their ultimate goal? They never address the issues in our community that will truly solve the problem of lack of resources, under and mis-education, anti ADOS school curriculum, the negative, stereotypical and belligerent images of indigenous melanated Americans, the predatory lending that we primarily encounter, the wealth gap etc. Why aren't they (BLM) hiring lawyers, lobbyist and politicians to take these issues directly to the federal government like other groups do in this democracy? They certainly have enough with the $90 million raised this year so far. I'll tell you why, they think that the masses of indigenous Black Americans are too unintelligent to read, study or understand the proper chains of command and how laws and policies are enacted. Instead, they embolden you by traumatizing you with obscene and grotesque images and videos. Causing one to act purely on emotion. In short, they program you with snuff porn! When have you ever seen the blatant murder of a non-black being brutally murdered? I'll wait...…Truth be told, many victims of murder by bad police are indeed white! Why the slogan "Black Lives Matter"? Isn't that redundant? Of course my life matters...I'm human!! I don't need anyone of any creed, color, religion or nationality to validate my existence. I am that I am, I am who I've always been and who I will always be! And that my friends, applies to every single one of you! Why are they pushing for the disbandment of the police? I say pay the police a larger salary, train them better, require at least an associates degree to become a cop, with study in conflict resolution and psychology, drug test them often, vet them properly before hire to ascertain if they have the propensity to be hyper- aggressive, take away lethal weapons from beat or traffic cops, but most importantly, give out harsher sentencing for any police that unjustly murders a civilian. They should receive more punishment because they violated our trust. Society needs the police and I don't view each and every cop as a bad guy. And yes, if you're wondering, I have had some unsavory experiences with some rotten apple police in my day. But the wisdom in me also realizes that this isn't a reflection of every single police.
Why was their mission goal to remove the heterosexual black men out of the nuclear family? Why are the promoting a queer lifestyle for black men and women? Don't we need positive and loving black men in our families and communities to steer our sons especially in the right direction? Don't heterosexual men and women sustain the population? Why are the chants and slogans of BLM "I can't breath"? Who would chant, shout or embrace such negative affirmations? Don't we understand that words are energy? Don't we understand that we speak manifestations into reality by what we say. That chants and language are indeed "spells"? So be careful what you say...use your words wisely, for this is the beginning of enlightenment!!! These are just a few of my personal reflections that I implore you to answer for yourself. I've put an excerpt from the BLM website for you to read below, you can also go and read it in it's entirety for yourself. Peace Always~ Shakira
We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.
We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise)
We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence
"There is tyranny when people fear the government, when government fear the people, there is liberty". Thomas Jefferson
Hello dear friends!!! Hope that you all are staying safe! I understand that these are trying times for us all, but remain steadfast. I've attached the link to the Federal Coronavirus Relief Stimulus website. This link is also to be used by citizens that are tax exempt. I.e Ssd, Ssi receipients etc.
Peace Always~ Shakira
Until the patriarchy protects, heals and fully
Today I share with you all a documentary I recently watched. It touched my spirit deeply. It's about the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh, who was gang raped by 6 males.(They don't deserve to be called men, as men honor and protect women) It also addresses the deeply backward and patriarchal mindset of most men within India...and globally for that matter. I encourage all reading this to watch this film. We can't change the problem until we acknowledge that there is a problem. Peace Always~ Shakira
Hit the button below to link to the film
In the age of information of disinformation, I think that we need fact check each and every rumor. In particular to Covid 19. I have friends and family that truly believed this rumor. Now certainly isn't the time to panic or stress...it weakens the immune system. I decided to link this article that addresses this Martial Law rumor. The most recent time martial law was envoked was during the Ameican civil war, by then President Lincoln. I can't say what the future holds, but what I will say is that currently this is just a rumor!!!
Hit the button below to link and read the L.A Times article.
Edvard Munch circa 1893:
Shakira's PSA Re: Covid19
Hello dear friends!!! I know that it's been awhile...
I want to take this time to give you all, my dear friends, words of inspiration in this time of need.
I'm sure that you have heard of or been infected by the "Coronavirus a.k.a. Covid19 in some way.
This has not only affected Americans of all colors, creeds, religions and demographics, but has affected the world!!!
I've said all that to simply say this... Don't let fear control you!!! Think of all the things that our ancestors have survived. Just think, the American revolution, the civil war, the great depression, black wall street, rosewood massacre, the Seminole wars and so many other hardships, this is just a test of faith. Faith in god, faith in ourselves, faith in our government!!!
I pray that this tribulation soon comes to pass, I pray that my fellow brother and sister will stay safe in these times.
Until this hurdle is crossed, I can offer you tips that I and my family practice. If you can't find hand sanitizer, alcohol of 74% grain or greater is an alternative. Be sure to purchase dry beans, rice, flour, corn meal, oil, instant yeast and eggs. These food items allow you to make bread and eggs. Beans are a great source of meatless protein that last longer than other proteins. And please don't forget how essential FRESH vegetables and fruits are, they keep the immune system strong. Yes, that includes garlic!!! Lol... though it may be smelly, it's a natural antibiotic vegetable. Above all, keep faith and don't stress!!!
Man On The Moon
Have you ever ran and didn't know where you were going?
You just let the street lights lead the way...
I once had a home, until one day, I realized I couldn't stay!
Have you loved someone more than you loved yourself?
Have you ever regretted the decisions you made under the influence of someone else?
Have you ever said "Never" just a bit too soon?
Have you ever felt left out...Like a man on the moon?
Have you ever wished that you were god, just so you could answer all the cries?
Have you ever looked a liar in the eyes?
Have you ever got what you wanted, only to discover you needed something more?
Have you ever been lost before?
Have you ever been backed into a corner?....
thinking, "god can't come too soon!!!"
Waiting to be rescued, like the man on the moon
Have you ever done something that you thought was right?....
but for some reason you couldn't sleep at night
Have you ever lost something you knew would never be found again
And have you ever been let down?
Have you ever thought of jumping in front of moving cars?
Or dreamt about flying with the stars?
Have you ever felt the desire to restart?
Have you ever wanted to be forgiven so damn bad,
that you'd literally give your heart
Have you ever been treated unfair?
Or needed a hug more than air?
Tell me, have you ever ran and didn't know where you were going?...
because deep down you just knew you had to get away
You felt like a mighty lion, then suddenly you feel like you're prey!!!
You just wanted to scream, like fireworks go boom!!!
You can feel the anger and tension in the room...
Have you ever wished all people were gone?....
praying "god save me soon"
I'm sitting sad and alone,
Like the man on the moon.....
"I'm an avid student of life, love, and spirit. My blog isn't about external beauty per se, clothes, fashion, make-up,or even politics. No none of these things!! The articles that I write come from my heart and are about something simple yet complex, rugged yet fragile, dark yet light. Something beautiful yet at times can be ugly. I write about something that all reading this shouldn't take for granted. Life!! Something everlasting yet fleeting." - Shakira Z. Ch'i Peace Always