When you grow and so many things seasoned you for greatness! When the water 💦 called them they jumped! But mentally they weren’t physically strong 💪🏾 enough to fly! But I learned that the water called them and they jumped, therefore they would always flow! Flowing into the Anacostia River! They flowed to reconnect with a life line of ancestors that jumped ship! They greeted in the ocean! 🌊 Continue to Dream, build, work, and make a difference! Every action counts! I can’t tell you how many mentors, teachers, and parents who came to check on us! Therefore, we would never give up planting! The harvest is everything - Custom Creations #dmvartists#anacostia#rip#creationcity#dcnile#blacklivesmatter#blackgirlsrock#connect#savelife#mentoring#funeralservice#community#blackwork
Have you heard? We're collaborating with artist Wynn Adele to bring to you the 2-part event 'FOR CHARLEENA: Amplifying Black Womxn's Voices' June 1 and June 9! Join us for this healing celebration as we remember our Charleena Lyles, and uplift Black voice and motherhood.💓
Day 1 features some of Seattle's most brilliant artists: Carlynn Newhouse + Azura Tyabji + Stephany Hazelrigg & special guest + ChrisTiana ObeySumner + more, and a special treat brought by Le'Ecia Farmer & That Rebel Itch
Day 2 will be a healing immersion: poetry workshop w. Carlynn Newhouse + Decolonizing My Diagnosis w. ChrisTiana ObeySumner + Sonic Healing w. Jennifer Moore + Movement (MixxedFit style!) with Randy Ford
All at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in W. Seattle
Visit tiny.cc/forcharleenapart1 and tiny.cc/forcharleena for morr, and to RSVP for workshops!
For thou art an HOLY PEOPLE unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath CHOSEN thee to be a SPECIAL PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, ABOVE ALL PEOPLE (races) THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.
16And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
18And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
An ox knows its owner, And a donkey its master's manger, But ISRAEL DOES NOT KNOW, MY PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND.
35 But WERE MINGLED AMONG THE HEATHEN ( other races), and LEARNED THEIR WORKS (all religions/pagan holidays)
36 And THEY SERVED THEIR IDOLS (religions): WHICH WERE A SNARE (trap) UNTO THEM (children of israel)
37 Yea, THEY SACRIFICED THEIR SONS AND THEIR DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS, (pagan holiday celebrations)
39 THUS WERE THEY DEFILED WITH THEIR OWN WORKS (actions), and WENT A WHORING WITH THEIR OWN INVENTIONS (xmas, easter, birthdays, voodoo etc)
40Therefore was THE WRATH OF THE LORD KINDLED AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, insomuch that HE ABHORRED HIS OWN INHERITANCE.
41And HE GAVE THEM INTO THE HAND OF THE HEATHEN; and THEY THAT HATED THEM RULED OVER THEM.
42THEIR ENEMIES ALSO OPPRESSED THEM, and THEY WERE BROUGHT INTO SUBJECTION UNDER THEIR HAND.
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In an opinion piece for @1025kingst, Warren Bond writes about the time an arrest warrant impacted his life.
“I notice the blue and red lights flashing to the sound of a siren. My first thought is, “Are they coming for us?”
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Found this super cool image online of an Iranian stamp honoring Malcolm X. That it was his birthday only a few days ago means that I now have an excuse to share it with y’all. Also, if you know me then you know how instrumental Malcolm was to my development growing up. #MalcolmX#BlackLivesMatter#BlackHistoryEveryMonth