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tHe BaiT: Fear and Complacency

We see what is happening.  We do nothing.  We complain. We scream. We even kill ourselves and each other.



At some point, someone told us we can't.  Someone said, we are limited. A mystery force opened its mouth and said No and we listened. 


We start to say, its [they] and [them]; that did this to us but is OUR children who can't read. It is us who live beyond our means. It is us who choose to stay blinded.

The trickery is the line laid out of us.  It is understood that we are being coerced into believing fairy tales of what success should be and is. It has been laid out that some neighborhoods will have better schools, better grocery stores, better housing. Trickery doesn't mean we are to be so easily tricked.  Even after being beat down, some slaves knew freedom was still a possibility but America is made up of millions upon millions who don't know they are slaves, to paraphrase Harriett.


Keep one eye open on governmental mind games and the other on our communities. …
There are days when isolation seems to be like a perfect heaven

no noise, no unkind words to cut my heart


no human beings believing they have the right harm, hurt, and hinder

Alone seems to be a like a destination of calm and beauty that still never leads to loneliness

Today.

Leave me alone.

Get ya Mind Right: Mental Health

This week is National Suicide Prevention week and not that I've been thinking about committing suicide but I have been thinking about the topic.

A very well respected community leader committed suicide last week.  I attended his memorial service and I was so moved, confused, and sadden. This was a man that has served people globally and yet decided it was time to go.  I can't say that this person had some underlying mental illness. I don't know. I don't know what was on his heart and why he chose this time to leave but he did.


Mental wellness is the last frontier of health.  Even with the mind, body, spirit concept, the body and the spirit get much attention while leaving the mind left alone as if its not a part of the equation.  We think about our bodies in terms of what the scale says and we think about our spirit in terms of what god we serve but miss the connection with the mind.  Being mentally well effects everything we do, believe, and how we live.


It is easy …

Live From The Color Complex, Part 1

Live From The Color Complex, Part 1

Please read the above blog.[click]
I can tell of the story of a mother, beautiful and alive, but told she was "black and ugly" for most of her childhood.
I loved this blog.

I'll share my mother's story another day.