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"I Have the Audacity..."

Thank you Mrs Obama~ Picture heavy

Thank you Mrs. Obama. You are a wonderful First Lady and represent our country so well. You will never know how deep you are in our hearts, and how much they swell every time you step into the spotlight. We are blessed to have you and for you to be the bedrock of our wonderful First Family.


Many more here~


Ebony said it all Power Passion Purpose.

A beauty indeed, as is her soul. An amazingly strong woman, I love that about her.

As for the media that bashed her after the photos at Mandela's wake. Take a long look at the last picture.

She's the One!

Let's do it! Awesome! Tell us what Women need now.


The Wisdom and Grace of Martin Luther King~

I first posted these here.


King’s True Legacy

This month will mark the 85th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the nation and throughout the world community, millions of people will pay tribute and celebrate the birth of one our greatest freedom fighters and most effective leaders. The legacy of Dr. King is more than a federal holiday although we should never forget the protracted but successful struggle that was required to get that holiday recognition signed into law.

The legacy of Dr. King is more than a tall magnificent statue that now stands on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. King’s legacy is also more than a faint remembrance of the past sacrifices and victories of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The living legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. should be a legacy of present-day continuing the good fight for freedom, justice, equality and economic empowerment in America, Africa and everywhere in the world. Yes, today that is a big order and a tremendous challenge.

As a young, statewide youth organizer from 1963 to 1968 for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in my home state of North Carolina, I witnessed first hand the incredible genius and courage of Dr. King. I also remember his militant band of preachers, community organizers and student leaders who had become impatient with the status quo of systematic racial injustice in the United States. Golden Frinks, the N.C. state field secretary of SCLC recruited and introduced me to Dr. King and SCLC. Working with Dr. King changed my life for the better.

Today, my purpose is simply to apply what I believe is the living legacy of Dr. King to some of the most pressing issues that oppressed people face nationally and internationally. Remember when Dr. King spoke out against the atrocities of the Vietnam War in 1967, there were many in the African American community who could not readily make the connection that saw between the issues of racial and economic oppression in the United States and the issues of war and peace in southeast Asia. One of Dr. King’s famous quotes was, "An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." It was only after Dr. King’s tragic assassination in 1968 that many shared his opposition to the Vietnam War.



I wish I had that~

"Oh Sweet Lorraine"

This is a sweet, sweet story about Fred Stobaugh who is 96 years old. He wrote a song for his wife that she'll never get to hear. Lorraine died in April, they had been together for 73 years.

You might be surprised if we told you that his song is in the Top 10 songs on iTunes and he can't even carry a tune, even he admits that.
The song is called "Oh Sweet Lorraine" and this video will make you shed a tear.

"Share" this story as Fred has shared the love of his life with us all.


take a few minutes, it is worth it~

I miss Teddy so~

President Barack Obama walks along Dartmouth Street in Boston in the rain after meeting with Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy, prior to Kennedy's funeral August 29, 2009. Obama left Martha's Vineyard to attend Kennedy's funeral.
CJ Gunther-Pool/Getty Images


Fabulous videos of Sweet Caroline, Maria Shriver and of course Teddy~

~the dreams will never die.

Slow down mummy~

Slow down mummy, there is no need to rush, slow down mummy, what is all the fuss? Slow down mummy, make yourself a cup tea. Slow down mummy, come and spend some time with me. Slow down mummy, let's put our boots on and go out for a walk, let's kick at piles of leaves, and smile and laugh and talk. Slow down mummy, you look ever so tired, come sit and snuggle under the duvet and rest with me a while. Slow down mummy, those dirty dishes can wait, slow down mummy, let's have some fun, let's bake a cake! Slow down mummy I know you work a lot, but sometimes mummy, its nice when you just stop. Sit with us a minute, & listen to our day, spend a cherished moment, because our childhood is not here to stay!

x Poem by Rebekah Knight at https://www.facebook.com/slowdownmummy1


Are you a single mom? Have a job? You’re probably poor.

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series

By Amanda L. Freeman

"Leaning in" and smashing glass ceilings are great goals—but they are the last things on the minds of 27 million American women struggling just to hang on to their homes and feed their kids. These women make up the demographic that is the most likely to be poor in the U.S.: the single mom.

But here's the surprising thing: Most of those single moms are working. They remain mired in poverty because they tend to have low-wage jobs without benefits or opportunities for advancement—and because the U.S. has one of the skimpiest social safety nets in the western world. And the Great Recession has only made things worse.


Single mom = poor kids

Through this Great Recession, the arms of poverty stretched far and wide, beyond inner cities and rural areas like Appalachia. Hunger is not just the third world problem; only three other countries in the developed world—Mexico, Chile and Turkey—have a higher child poverty rate than the United States.

Single mothers are the most likely demographic group to be poor. And half of all mothers will spend some time as sole parents, though many didn't plan on it. Around 47 percent of kids living with a single mother are poor, four times the poverty rate for the children of married couples, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

For a single mother and a child, the poverty line hovers around $15,000, which roughly coincides with the minimum wage in most states. Making things worse, millions more earn just above the poverty line, disqualifying them for benefit programs. Meghan, a low-income single mom from rural Pennsylvania, felt hopeless when her family was rejected for public assistance because their income was seven dollars over the state guideline. "We were working so hard, but we just couldn’t pay the bills every month," she says.


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The poem, like the story makes me want to weep because...

"Hunger is not just the third world problem; only three other countries in the developed world—Mexico, Chile and Turkey—have a higher child poverty rate than the United States

What the hell is wrong with us!

Ain’t I a Person

What does poverty look like in America today? Keith Kilty, Ohio State College of Social Work Professor Emeritus, puts a human face on poverty in his eye-opening documentary, Ain’t I A Person. Kilty examines issues ranging from “What is poverty?” to “What it means to be poor” and dispels many of the myths and stereotypes associated with it. A discussion led by Kilty will follow the showing.




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