Obama Designates Three Civil Rights Monuments as National Monuments in Last Week of Presidency


Thank you President Obama! ♡♡☆☆

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A young protester confronted by a police officer and a snarling police dog is depicted in a sculpture in Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, AL (Butch Dill/AP)

article by Chandelis R. Duster via nbcnews.com

Evoking images of newly freed slaves who sought to help reconstruct a war-torn nation and Birmingham civil rights crusaders who marched against injustice, President Obama announced Thursday several new civil rights monuments on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Freedom Riders National Monument, and the Reconstruction Era National Monument designations comes during Obama’s last days in the White House.

“These monuments preserve the vibrant history of the Reconstruction Era and its role in redefining freedom. They tell the important stories of the citizens who helped launch the civil rights movement in Birmingham and the Freedom Riders whose bravery raised national awareness of segregation and…

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Share Your World – January 16, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – January 16, 2017

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Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Open. My cat Sylvester rests and relaxes in my closet. I have put baby blankets on the left hand side so he can be comfortable. 

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

Sometimes but not lately since I have not traveled anywhere in years.

What is your usual bedtime?

3:00 am in the morning since I work nights and don’t get home until 1:30 am or 2:00 am. Sometimes I don’t fall asleep until four or five in the morning. When you work nights you’re ass backwards as my grandfather used to say. 

Do you like to use post-it notes?

Not recently. My supervisors use them at work but not me.

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

Years ago. I have arthritis so I can barely sign my name much less write somebody a letter!!

Any phobias?

Yes. Rats. Roaches and now trains since last week’s horrible subway train accident.

How tall are you?

5′ 1″.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

 The  MTA, Police and Firefighters who evacuated us from the train. A man had walked across the tracks and was hit. The car I was in began to fill with smoke and the smell of burning flesh. We were trapped for at least an hour. Worst train ride of my life. I’m still shaken. But I still take the subway trains to work everyday. 

Gratitude for my brother Stephen. He received an excellent progress report from his training center. Stephen is a genius. 

Looking forward to taking an exam on Friday which will give me additional security qualifications. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born on this Day in 1929: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Something to remember and think about as of Jan. 20th the USA will have a President who opposes everything that Dr. King stood and fought for!!

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article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

Martin-Luther-King-Jr-9365086-2-402Although Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will not be nationally observed until tomorrow, January 16, we want to honor King today as well, on his actual day of birth.

To learn more about this monumental agent of political and social change, go to biography.com, and to listen to a speech of his more relevant today than ever, check out this concluding segment from 1967’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” above.

Some stirring quotes from this speech of Dr. King’s include:

… I’m concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood; I’m concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t establish truth. Through violence you may…

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We will never forget!


This speech is especially appropriate as the first act of Dhrump is to take health insurance away from 20 Million Americans. The USA is the only “1st World Nation” that does not provide Universal Healthcare for its citizens. Under this new administration many Americans will get sick and die. So sad. Dr. King is spinning in his grave! Everything he worked for including the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act will be gone with a signature of the Tyrant’s pen! Unbelievable!!

Lionel Sneed Ministries

non-violence-1160132_960_720Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter to with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life–longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will.

And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.

And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t…

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