Marielle Franco, Radical Black Female Politician, Executed In Brazil – News One

The things people do to reject change.  What could she have done, said, exposed, or found out that could have caused her to be executed?  What are you afraid of people knowing? Is she interferring in whatever scheme you have been used to operating for decades? This is another story that shows that America is NOT the only country to showcase ignorant, bigotry, murder, and blatant disrespect.  To add an additional gut punch to the forehead…she was a POLITICIAN. I am in awe.

My prayers go out the Brazilian community that was in support of efforts to bring about change and eliminate sexual abuse.  My prayers go to her family and friends as they mourn the loss of a loved one.

Our inability to view life as valuable has reached an all time low and it continues to lower as the days go by.  I’m saddened by this news and other news alike.  We need to do better.

Ttyl! Bye! πŸ’‹


Stephen Hawking rip

“We are all connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain”.  There were some things that I didn’t agree with him on, like being an Atheist, but he had many things that I did agree with. 

The theoretical Physicist,  Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76.  RIP!!!

News One Now

They cancelled Roland Martin’s News One Now tv show.  Seriously??? The reason? Don’t give me because of the ratings B.S either.  In the words of my favorite former VP, Joe Biden, that is a bunch of malarkey.  I learned A LOT from News One because “mainstream” news does NOT broadcast nor elaborate on the details on things that are important to us.   

I wake up a little bit earlier (not a morning person & that really hurts me lol) to watch him.  Just this morning I learned what the new tax bill entails and how it impacts me directly.  Plus, I’m a graduate student.  Grad students will end up losing their ability to get loans.  At that point, how are you going to pay for school if you do not have the financial backing?  As black people, we do not have that “old money” to help pay things off so we can move about the world smoothly.  We have to accumulate debt in order to get one morsel of the next step.  That’s the information that we need to know and prepare for.  

This is a sin and a shame. Mr. Roland is awesome so I know he would be fantabulous no matter where he goes.  I just wish it was still on my tv screen in the morning. *tears*

Below is a quick link to a tweet from Hill Harper on the cancellation.

Check out @hillharper’s Tweet:
Ttyl! πŸ’‹

2017 Slavery – Libya

     Racism still exists and that is something that cannot be denied.  The only way you believe that it no longer exists today is because you have never experienced it nor know of a person that has felt that form of oppression.  In today’s society it is a lot more subtle than it was 50+ years ago.  With β€œ45” in office, those that were once silent in their racist thoughts are now more vocal and physical.  If you are not watching the news, reading newspapers, or looking at social media, then you are intentionally keeping yourself β€œignorant” to the issues that plague fellow Americans.  Yes – FELLOW AMERICANS!  The racism isn’t just in America, but in Africa, where it all began.  

       Libya is dealing with a slave trade.  Yes – a SLAVE TRADE!  Many men are being shuffled like cattle and sold at a whopping $400.  Those migrants and/or refugees that are trying to find a better way of life flee to Libya in order to find a safe passage to Europe.  Europe was their best option at finding a better life.  Unfortunately, along with the trade, there is pillage.  This occurs while being detained for expulsion back to their native countries.  So, you never make it to that better life and either end up back to your native country, robbed, raped, and/or murdered.  You can’t win.  

        I implore everyone to PLEASE share this information because racism/slavery and the blatant disrespect for a life have to end.  You do not have to be black to have a heart and empathize for those that are being abused.  If you need something that hits closer to home, then think of a woman being sold in sex trafficking or a child being stolen and sold to someone overseas.  It is ALL a blatant disrespect for another and if we continue to keep our mouths closed then we are accountable as well.  The day I meet the Lord Almighty, I want to make sure that I step up to him knowing I did my best.  Allowing such injustices or not voicing your distaste is like acknowledging you are OK with it.

Please speak out!  I Am!

Below is a video from CNN on the crisis.

Ttyl! πŸ’‹


What are you going to do?

I cannot being to understand the plight of those that have to deal with the possibility of deportation. It is no longer acceptable to sit idlly by expecting this administration to continue with what once was. They have already shown that what is right is not an option. What are you going to do? Is citizenship possible? Living in how you have become accustomed is no longer viable.   What are you going to do? Picketing isn’t working.  Tweets aren’t working.  Boycotts aren’t working. What are you going to do? What are your next steps?   

WindyCityChic(k) πŸ’‹