Thursday, November 07, 2013
I was halfway to New York City when I found out my book meeting had been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. I admit, I was a little bit more than slightly upset because I had already been on the road for one hour, and it would take me another hour to get back home … But after returning home, I decided THIS will be my disposition for the rest of the day!
Isn't it cool that you can sometimes actually pick out your disposition? <smile>
Heck, life is not just good . . . it's fun!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Many wound up in prison. Quite a number of them were physically attacked. A few of them were killed.
And still they boarded. They didn't just talk about the need to bring about equality; they risked their lives to do it. How brave. How worthy of being honored, even a half-century later.
Don't know about them? Read about them. This is OUR history.
And I don't just mean black folks history . . . this is our nation's history, the history of using non-violence to achieve civil rights. Whether you are white, black, red, or brown --- Democrat, Republican, Liberal, or Conservative . . . this is a story that encompasses us all, no matter what your personal view. Love them or hate them -- cheer them or ridicule them the Freedom Riders made history.
I read In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s years ago, and I heartily recommend it to all! The author, Clayborne Carson, did a helluva job documenting the start of the Freedom Riders, and how it led to the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, and it's role in the Civil Rights Movement.
I think, after reading this book, you'll agree that the Freedom Riders deserve icon/hero status.
Monday, November 04, 2013
I'm so happy!!! And I want to share!!!!
So, y'all know I've been dealing with multiple sclerosis, right? There's even been times I've had to use a wheelchair.
But I've been feeling so great lately that I've decided to start working out again!!!!
I'm renewing my gym membership next week!!!!!
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Earlier today an author friend of mine -- Mister Mann Frisby -- made a posting on his FB page responding to people who have been saying they are sick and tired of books and movies about slaver narratives and slavery.
In his response Mister said, something to the effect, that those people ran the risk of their children not learning their history.
I thought about that post when I saw the photo below that a young woman posted on her FB page.
She obviously thought it was funny . . . but it made me wonder if her parents took the time to make sure she knew her history? I doubt it, because I don't think any young African-American woman -- who knew the history of Blacks in the United States -- would think it was funny to pose for a picture showing a noose being placed over her head by young white people.