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I HAVE A DREAM – 50 YEARS LATER

“Next week, the first black U.S. president, a living symbol of the racial progress civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes the nation should be headed.” – Washington (AP)

HAVE WE FULFILLED DR. KING’S DREAM?

MLK STATUE

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Hello Friends and Happy Inauguration Day AND Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As I sit at my desk watching the live stream coverage of Inauguration Day Ceremonies, my heart is filled with pride yet heavy with sadness.  Dr. King would have been very proud of President Obama, yet very disappointed at the hatred so prevalent in our great Nation.  I don’t think you have to be an African American to understand the history of today or feel the pride of freedom you just have to be an American.  

Okay getting off the soap box now…


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 OOTD 1 21 13 005Blue Slacks and Cardigan – closet staples // Red & White Polka Dot Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) – Necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Earrings – belonged to my sister

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Have a wonderful afternoon – Smooches!

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Our history…dr king and the pres…and one day to  my grandkids this will be their history

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Hello Friends and Happy Sunday

This morning’s Church service was good, unfortunately the building was without heat but our souls was warmed by the Word.   I hope the rest of your day goes well and if you are off tomorrow for Dr. King’s Birthday, (I’m not), enjoy and be a blessing to someone!

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I was really excited to realize that the Miche bag I had purchased in November at the Holiday Open House, matched the shoes that I purchased from Target last week. Don’t you love when that happens?

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Dress – Ross // Blazer – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Python Print Pumps – Mossimo via Target // Python Print Purse – Miche // Earrings, Bracelet and Necklace – jewelry box

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Have a wonderful evening – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today we reflect on what would have been the 84th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a great man…can you imagine what might have been had he lived?

RIP Dr. King

The tone of the day is drab and dreary not only does it describe the weather it’s also reflective of today’s outfit – black and brown

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Mudd Boots – Value City or Burlington Coat Factory // Skirt and Mock top – GW Boutique // Animal Print cardigan – Ross // Necklace and Animal Print Bracelet – Flea Market Vendors // Brass Earrings and Bracelet – jewelry box

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I hope you have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, was a guest speaker last night at the University of Delaware, in Trabant Hall. The event was presented by CPAB and co-sponsored by Center for Black Culture. The evening started with a tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer by Ms. Glenis Redmond, poet and author.

The program was free and open to the public but was geared more towards the college students. In the lobby there were several tables manned by students registering people to vote, seperated by states. The audience was a mix of young and old, black and white, students, coaches and staff. I was there with my husband and sons listening to historical facts and stories, some funny and others not so much, some even sad.

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, is a Professor, Author, Radio and TV host, and a regular guest on The Ed Show on MSNBC. He began by thanking those who invited him, weaving in sports, music, and educational antidotes, some old school for the young crowd, and new school for us older folk. After about 10 minutes of acknowledgments and shout outs he began, “Why You Should Vote”.

Unfortunately, there are many young people who do not plan to vote, some of which have been very vocal, including a talented rapper. He has too many not-so-good reasons as to why he will not vote and many of his fans are listening. What he and others may fail to realize is that there are still places in the world where people cannot vote but wish they could.

Dr. Dyson was not there to tell the audience who to vote for, but just to vote and he laid out these 3 reasons.

Reason #1

“YOU CAN”

many people in the world can’t; it expands democracy

yes, the system is not perfect and has problems but as referenced by this statement: “I may not be perfect but I am perfect for you” – Grace Jones

Reason #2

“HONOR THE STRUGGLE”

people fought, bled and died for the right to vote; blacks and women were unable to vote; Dr. King only had the opportunity to vote the last 3 years of his life

Reason #3

“UPHOLD CIVIC VIRTUE”

help and uphold others, we are the 47%

Failure to vote is failing your ultimate duty as a citizen

The program ended with a question and answer session, unfortunately we didn’t stay the entire time. I did hear him give simple, down to earth, easy to remember responses for students to give those who say they are not voting. It was a very good presentation and the applause was heavy, now just praying that the students in attendance will vote because our future depends upon it.

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