2 Esdras 1:
5 Go thy way, and shew my people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickedness which they have done against me; that they may tell their children's children:
6 Because the sins of their fathers are increased in them: for they have forgotten me, and have offered unto strange gods.
7 Am not I even he that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage? but they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels.
8 Pull thou off then the hair of thy head, and cast all evil upon them, for they have not been obedient unto my law, but it is a rebellious people.
9 How long shall I forbear them, into whom I have done so much good?
1 Kings 9:
6But if ye shall at all turn from following me, ye or your children, and will not keep my commandments and my statutes which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them:
7Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
8And at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?
9And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
For I knew that they would not hear me, because it is a stiffnecked people: but in the land of their captivities they shall remember themselves.
We MUST be better for black folks. We must show up for black folks. The gun epidemic is not new. It's been around and black folks have been marching for years. -Diane
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The top row are responsible for 4,17 and 9 deaths of innocents.
The bottom row were responsible for a toy gun, untaxed cigarettes and a pistol permit.
Guess which row had the opportunity to be judged by a jury of their peers?
I refuse to be quiet and just ignore the things that go on in this world. It is frustrating. #BlackLivesMatter
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Mad respect and love to this brother right here. He actually DID what most of us would like to THINK we would do. Interesting how an unarmed and unprotected Black man can descalate a situation w an armed killer, but police can't do the same w unarmed black men without killing them. And yet the reminder that #BlackLivesMatter is troublesome for many. As J. Cole (@bornsinner @realcoleworld) says, "It's the type of shit that makes you wanna let go..." Repost via @instarepost20 from @shaunking Meet James Shaw, Jr. - the hero who single handedly tackled and disarmed the mass shooter at the Waffle House in Tennessee. This man put his body on the line, snatched the AR-15 away from him, and saved so many lives.
Franklin McCain (left) and David Richmond (right) are shown in April 1960. They were two of the four Greensboro, NC, college students who started demonstrations against segregated lunch counters in February 1960. #blackstorian
Black man holding an iPhone in his grandma’s back yard gets shot (eight times) and killed by police.
White man with criminal history kills four people of color in a Waffle House is arrested alive and gets held on a $2 million bond.
What the fuck??? Really America this disgusting human being will not face charges for impregnating a child 15-year-old girl??? #Repost @thecurrent_mood with @get_repost
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On Friday, April 20th, now former Camden County officer Rafael Martinez Jr. stood by in silence during his court trial. Officer Martinez is on trial for having a sexual relationship and fathering a child with a girl when she was 15.
In the middle of August of last year, the teen gave birth at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey and was interviewed by a social worker there, according to the court documents.
Martinez negotiated a plea sentence, which Judge Edward McBride accepted and gave Martinez Jr. five years probation. As part of the agreement, Martinez also pleaded to endangering the welfare of a child. Martinez was previously suspended without pay until the adjudication of his case, a police department spokesman said in a statement. He wasn’t required to forfeit his present employment until last Friday.
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Trying to educate myself more with social justice issues. I want to do better by black women. ❤️
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This is facts. Every single woman - let me say that louder - EVERY SINGLE WOMAN - who wore a pink pussy hat, and marched against 45 for women’s rights who isn’t outraged about this, we see you. Same for every “BoPo” page screaming for respect for fat women, well what about black women? Where y’all at? Those who wanna quote Lemonade and love Bey but don’t show up for black women? You too. Every single human being needs to be angry at the way black women are spoken to, about, and treated both physically and mentally. I did not post the video as to not trigger any of the black women on my page but if you haven’t seen it click the #. Talk about it. Call Waffle House. Be outraged. #chikesiaclemons#blacklivesmatter