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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

PA Conference For Women - Post #3

Big News! If you can't be there, click on the image or
use this text link to watch it live on 10/03/17@ 1:30pm!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

People don't understand what we are peacefully protesting about because they don't want to understand, and I'm tired of explaining it to them. But, one way or the other, #BlackLivesMatter.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Memorial to Justice & Peace

This memorial will open in Montgomery, AL in 2018, and probably to a lot of mixed emotions. Visit the website, read about it, and make sure you watch the video preview. It's very moving, and I mean literally... things will be moving at this memorial. It represents the darkest and most painful part of our history in this country. But, remember... it's a memorial for the victims of lynchings, who should NEVER be forgotten--not the perpetrators, who were never brought to justice. And, it's even more distressing that after all these years, we still have to declare that our lives matter. The steady stream of unjustified police shootings are nothing more than a modern day form of lynching.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017


Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Note to the POTUS...

If you want respect #PresidentTrump, learn how to give it! As for the #NFL, I don't watch football that much anyway so they can take the game and shove it if they can't speak up for their Black players! #BlackLivesMatter #NoKaepernickNoNFL

Saturday, September 23, 2017

'Bring A Buddy' Day @ AmeriKick

Today, our two granddaughers had the pleasure of 
taking karate classes along with our grandson, thanks to this 
promotion going on in the month of September @ AmeriKick.
Sensei Dave is awesome and a great time was had by all!

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Root 100 List 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Negro Mother By Langston Hughes

Children, I come back today
to tell you a story of the long dark way
that I had to climb, that I had to know,
in order that the race might live and grow. 
Look at my face, dark as the night,
yet shining like the sun with love's true light.
I am the dark girl who crossed the red sea,
carrying in my body the seed of the free.
I am the woman who worked in the field,
bringing the cotton and the corn to yield.
I am the one who labored as a slave,
beaten and mistreated for the work that I gave.
Children sold away from me, I'm husband sold, too.
No safety, no love, no respect was I due.
Three hundred years in the deepest South,
but God put a song and a prayer in my mouth.
God put a dream like steel in my soul.
Now, through my children, I'm reaching the goal.
Now, through my children, young and free,
I realized the blessing deed to me.
I couldn't read then. I couldn't write.
I had nothing back there in the night.
Sometimes, the valley was filled with tears,
but I kept trudging on through the lonely years.
Sometimes, the road was hot with the sun,
but I had to keep on till my work was done.
I had to keep on! No stopping for me.
I was the seed of the coming free.
I nourished the dream that nothing could smother,
deep in my breast, the Negro mother.
I had only hope then, but now through you,
dark ones of today, my dreams must come true.
All you dark children in the world out there,
remember my sweat, my pain, my despair.
Remember my years, heavy with sorrow,
and make of those years a torch for tomorrow.
Make of my pass a road to the light,
out of the darkness, the ignorance, the night.
Lift high my banner out of the dust.
Stand like free men supporting my trust.
Believe in the right, let none push you back.
Remember the whip and the slaver's track.
Remember how the strong in struggle and strife,
still bar you the way, and deny you life.
But march ever forward, breaking down bars.
Look ever upward at the sun and the stars.
Oh, my dark children, may my dreams and my prayers
impel you forever up the great stairs.
For I will be with you till no white brother
dares keep down the children of the Negro Mother.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Obama Foundation Summit

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details and share it with anyone you know who might want to attend.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Not all heroes wear capes. Colin continues to give back to his community with his $100,000 donation to four charities, totaling $900,000 in donations this year. He isn't even playing right now, but the NFLPA still named him its Week 1 Community MVP. Sign the #NoKaepernickNoNFL petition @ Change and join the NFL boycott until he is signed to a team. Unfortunately, the artist of this awesome sketch is unknown right now.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

#PutRacistsOnBlast #ShameOnYouAmerica

Firefighter Says Saving One Dog Is
'More Important' Than A Million Black People

He actually referred to us as the N-word. Why is he a firefighter?
So, in addition to cops killing us for no good reason, now we can't even
expect firefighters to save our lives as they would others during a fire. SMH...
And, some people still have the audacity to not understand #BlackLivesMatter.

Friday, September 15, 2017

FTC Warning Re: Equifax

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Last Days of Summer

They Are Absolutely Gorgeous! ❤️

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

We Will Never Forget

By The President of The United States
Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

Through the twisted steel of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the scarred walls of the Pentagon, and the smoky wreckage in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, the patriotism and resiliency of the American people shone brightly on September 11, 2001. We stood as one people, united in our common humanity and shared sorrow. We grieved for those who perished and remembered what brought us together as Americans.

Today, we honor the lives we lost 9 years ago. On a bright September day, innocent men, women, and children boarded planes and set off for work as they had so many times before. Unthinkable acts of terrorism brought tragedy, destruction, pain, and loss for people across our Nation and the world.

As we pay tribute to loved ones, friends, fellow citizens, and all who died, we reaffirm our commitment to the ideas and ideals that united Americans in the aftermath of the attacks. We must apprehend all those who perpetrated these heinous crimes, seek justice for those who were killed, and defend against all threats to our national security. We must also recommit ourselves to our founding principles. September 11 reminds us that our fate as individuals is tied to that of our Nation. Our democracy is strengthened when we uphold the freedoms upon which our Nation was built: equality, justice, liberty, and democracy. These values exemplify the patriotism and sacrifice we commemorate today.

In that same spirit of patriotism, I call upon all Americans to join in service and honor the lives we lost, the heroes who responded in our hour of need, and the brave men and women in uniform who continue to protect our country at home and abroad. In April, I was proud to sign the bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which recognizes September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Originated by the family members of those who lost loved ones on 9/11, the National Day of Service and Remembrance is an opportunity to salute the heroes of 9/11, recapture the spirit of unity and compassion that inspired our Nation following the attacks, and rededicate ourselves to sustained service to our communities.

Throughout the summer, people of all ages and backgrounds came together to lend a helping hand in their communities through United We Serve. As this summer of service draws to an end, we renew the call to engage in meaningful service activities and stay engaged with those projects throughout the year. Working together, we can usher in a new era in which volunteering and more service is a way of life for all Americans. Deriving strength from tragedy, we can write the next great chapter in our Nation's history and ensure that future generations continue to enjoy the promise of America.

By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as Patriot Day, and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001. I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with other ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46am eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

Barack Obama

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Motivational Poster of the Day

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stripe Day @ AmeriKick

He got his first belt stripe and a Ninja headband 
for excellent kicks in karate class today! YGB!

2 Guys @ 5 Guys!
Pop-Pop took him to Five Guys to celebrate
over a couple of their favorite burgers and fries!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Let The Educational Journey Begin!

My youngest granddaughter joins her big sister in
school this year. She was all smiles and excited about it!

When she graduated from pre-school in June, she said
she was ready for this moment and she really meant it. YGG!

Monday, September 4, 2017

It's My Birthday!

The Lady (Bug) of the Household

Sunday, September 3, 2017

R.I.P. Walter Becker of Steely Dan

But, I know Donald Fagen will keep the band and treasure trove of music the two of you created over the years alive! #GoodMusicNeverDies

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Enjoy Your Time Off!

From The Lady (Bug) of the Household

Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend In The City of Brotherly Love

Complete Guide to Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2017

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Christian Internet Code of Ethics

As a Christian who is active on the internet,
I hold myself to certain standards of conduct:

  • I guard my online relationships.
  • I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ.
  • I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life.
  • I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life.
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