The Black Blogger Reflects On The Ring Of Life
Two brothers passed on within a week of each other, both brothers had a strong commitment to my fraternity and both were taken way too soon. So as I say goodbye to Benjamin "Ben" Phillips and Henry Casey today. It beckons me to think this thought about the old oak tree and a man's lifespan. The lifespan of man is supposed to be a single ring that encircles a grand old oak tree. Well, it seems that it has always been just a half-circular ring for our black brothers.
Go in peace Henry and Ben and rest easy.
Our magnificent Black History, sisters, and brothers, must never, ever, become your black mystery. Our ancestors have lived through centuries of racial barriers and hardened obstacles of oppressive hatred; that means we are obligated to learn about those experiences. We then internalize those experiences and learn to reach the pinnacles of individual growth. Otherwise, we do each one of those ancestors who sacrificed everything who sought a better life for us a grave injustice. For every step forward taken today beams a light on those who moved solely on the hopes and aspirations for of coming generations to secure better tomorrows. So it should never be viewed as task to learn our magnificent black history. It is indeed an honor that will be rewarded by all that learned knowledge leading to maximizing your individual growth. That my friends are our responsibilities and we can never shriek from the awesomeness of attaining a historical understanding of our ancestor's dark yesterdays.
Today on my blog I will discuss my thoughts on the upcoming challenges ahead for the Supreme Court. The future of righteous justice stands on the precipice of destruction. Which way will the American voters allow the court to go? Does America follow Trump's path of judicial confusion or will the voters force a measure of checks and balances in the advise and consent process? Will the Democratic Party fold up and allow confirmation hearings before the new Congress is installed on January 3, 2019? View my video thoughts on these pertinent issues today by clicking on this link.