A Pictorial of Allensworth, California: My History, My People, My Legacy (IMAGES)

“Until we reckon with the compounding moral debts of our ancestors, America will never be whole.” – Author unknown This is my contribution to the legacy of my people in this year of 2016, in this month of February as we celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of African Americans in this country. Historical towns founded and colonialized by African Americans is rarely written about or discussed. February is the quintessential month to celebrate, write about, learn and discuss African Americans legacy and contributions to America.   California first African American town…

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The Women Who Sold Their Daughters Into Sexual Slavery

Note: Due to the intensity of emotions I felt about this issue at hand it actually took me quite some time to write. There are still no other words to describe how I felt but complete disgust that people let this happen to innocent children around the World. Upon reading this Article it became very apparent to me that in many parts of the world people do have misconceptions that no mother would sell their child off for anything in the world – not for money, not for anything. Yet…

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Yemen Minister On Child Marriage: Enough is Enough

After reading this article and re-reading it several times I could not even begin to find myself to write about it because it stirred up so many emotions within. Especially one that is particularly close to my heart, advocating abuse against women – especially children. In this case young girls…little girls that are basically pawned off to marry much older men. I have respect for all religions and spirituality but this is beyond what is right! I don’t care what part of the world you live in or what faith…

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Trayvon Martin? Not On My Watch

SANFORD, Fla. — Saturday July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and was acquitted of a lesser charge of manslaughter. You will hear details of the news story from sources everywhere in the coming weeks – or so I hope. What I want to focus on now is the conversation this has started and what we can do so it never, ever happens again. I saw news of the verdict for the first time through…

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Turkish Government Violently Attacks Peaceful Protestors

For Turkey, May 31st, 2013  will be known as “Bloody Friday”. Peaceful Turkish citizens held a four-day sit-in at Gezi Park in Istanbul to protest the destruction of a part of iconic Taksim Square to build a shopping center. What began with around 100 protestors spread into tens of thousands of demonstrators, who sat in the park, reading, singing and dancing in an attempt to hold off the bulldozers. In response to the protest, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a public announcement stating that nothing would stop plans…

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