Peace Always~ Shakira
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Peace Always~ Shakira
I won't sit here and pretend that black Americans are the only victims of senseless, preventable murder carried out by a handful of police. That would be a slap in the face of the families whom lost their loved ones unjustified. Though it may feel that way when blacks are dis-proportionally represented in positive sectors of American culture. But are equally acknowledged when it comes to homicide and incarceration rates, maybe in the excess. I ask, how can one accept the narrative given by the media? The same media that is the leading reason why the world views black and latino men as thugs and rapist. Now this very entity is posturing to care about the very people that they programmed the world to be biased against. I smell a skunk, it seems to be some phony ulterior motive shit brewing...think about it. Our grandparents fought for integration...nothing more. As civil rights are inherit with being human..no man on earth can grant another this. The few "civil rights" ( for lack of a better word ), make it impossible to prove in the court of law the unethical practice of discrimination. Shucks to even get the case to the court room steps!! In short our grandparents inherited a joke... a very bad one. So I ask, what is needed now? What are "black lives matters" ( Duh!! tell me something I don't already know ) protesting for? Are things going to truly change for the better or all we going to gain is the loss of second amendment rights? American corporations have failed the disenfranchised black community. Gentrification has failed the black community. Not having the children being educated from an African perspective has failed the children, black and white alike. Not having the means to control your image has failed the black community. If we continue to teach children through ignorance, then the future of America will be in peril. A house divided against each other can not stand. It is disheartening when I see videos of violence within the urban communities. It seems that black Americans have embraced a death culture with open arms. Who gave you the idea that being negative is the way? Killing police is not the solution to the afflictions and ills that affect the ghetto. Let us attack and end socioeconomic crimes that fester inner cities to create urbane societies. Let us attack and end all forms of degradation even when its done by fellow blacks. Let us attack and end the epidemic of fathers leaving their children. Let us attack and end the support of these "entertainers" who sell death. Stop looking to them as your leaders, be your own leader. Self respect and dignity starts in the house. If one shows his or herself to be a clown, how can you expect onlookers not to laugh when you speak? How can a women get upset when a man calls her a "bitch" when she calls herself one? We as American people, black and white alike, have been through too much collectively to regress to another civil war!! Think about it, do any of us really want this? I most certainly don't. We have to do better people, it's so easy to point finger at the opposite group, no matter what color or gender. But we must look at ourselves. How you handle adversity is a reflection of your inner being. If I trip and stumble in front the man of my dreams, is it embarrassing?.... No, it's not. Because being ashamed exists only in one's mind. Numerous times, I have dealt with white Americans who were utterly rude..and my first thought was that this person was biased. But from further observation, I witnessed that this person was also rude to fellow whites. In short, this was just a rude individual, my color had nothing to do with it. Yes I will admit that there are "racist" people in America and abroad, but honestly I don't care if the said racist likes me or not..I love me and I wouldn't expect anything more from such a low IQ person. I'm comfortable in my own skin and don't need validation from any other. I've said all this to say, that it shouldn't take the murder of 2 men for the "BLM" movement to protest. It's been crime and murder happening in the black community all along... where were you then?
Hello my dear friends, I'm sure by now you've heard of the terrorist attack at the Istanbul airport located in Turkey. It's reported that 36 people were killed, 147 were injured and over 17 individuals were arrested. Now I know that it's so easy to look at these nefarious attacks and blame Islam. As a Muslim woman firstly, I need to say that I and the like detest such actions. This does not represent the teachings of Muhammad ( Pbuh ). I think that it's essential that fatwa be issued upon such travesties that are done in the name of Allah!!!
If we analyze correctly, we will see that those who commit violent acts don't care about you or me. We're left holding the Islamic bag, being ridiculed and called terrorist. The perpetrators also kill and maim fellow Muslims...where is brotherhood in this equation? Though it is only fitting to protest and condemn these attacks as Muslims and non-Muslim people. It's imperative that we do not alienate the Muslim community. For this is the breeding ground of extremism!! The more you categorize, exclude and withhold equality and protection from the Islamic youth. The more you block immigration, the more fallacious statements that are made about all Muslims,( via news media, publications ) the more heinous attacks will be seen. This is my observation and the effects of psychological damage done to the minds of people who are already forced to leave their motherland due to war..then they are rejected in their new home... How would you feel?
Just as we cannot rightly say that Jim Jones, Timothy McVeigh, Dylan Roof ,the infamous Ku Klux Klan and so many other countless unnamed terrorist who have brutalized, raped and tortured the indigenous peoples world wide do not represent the dogma of Christianity, those evil people do not represent Islam. Most of the suicide bombers are in fact uneducated people who haven't taken the time to read the Quran. Leaving them open to manipulation by more versed individuals who have personal agendas. They don't understand that some things should be taken figuratively, not literally as with all holy books..The illiterate, under educated youth, yield their personal power to be a righteous soul under God. Education is key!! These youngsters that grow into brainwashed, counter productive sheep, do not know what God is. God is all- knowing, God is love, God is compassion, God is forgiving, God is giving, most importantly God is intelligent.
Evident by the formation and intricate mechanism of our body, to the powerful workings of the infinite universe to the creative design of nature. God has too many great and beautiful attributes to list. Innumerable affirmations God is...
He or She is just is!!!
"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