DC’s AJ Cooper Laid To Rest

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It’s truly sad when young, positive people live short lives.  DC’s, Algernon  “AJ” Cooper passed away suddenly on December 3rd and was laid to rest yesterday.  AJ was the former co-host of BET’s Teen Summit and often held youth issues in the forefront of his goals.

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He recently put his bid in for Ward 4 DC Council and had much of the support from locals.  Cooper passed away from an apparent heart attack last week, after complaining of chest pains.  He was only 34.

*All images obtained from Google Images.

Second Juror Speaks Out: George Zimmerman Got Away With Murder, But You Can’t Get Away From God

As if the “not guilty” verdict wasn’t hard enough, juror B29 speaks out and explains how the jury came up with their controversial verdict.  She was the only minority on the jury, who identifies herself as a Black Hispanic, and she feels beyond guilty.  Juror B29 is going by the name “Maddy” and explained how juror B37 (the first juror to speak out) made it seem like “we walk by color” during her interviews.  Take a look at the interview and let us know your thoughts!

Black vs. Every Other Race…Don’t Think So

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The accumulation of an entire trial that played out in front of the world is beginning to make this country burst at the seams.  Why are so many people angry? Why are they hurting?  No matter how enraged someone may be feeling at this very moment, one thing is for sure…a young man will never live to see another day or do something great for his country.  A young man was denied the right to live out his life and experience all of the wonderful things that life DOES have to offer.  There are two parents who will never be able to teach their son or watch him grow up or laugh and joke with him…that is the real tragedy that unfolds.

Am I upset? I’m not sure.  No one should be able to walk away from killing someone in a cold blooded fashion and not have any price to pay.  I do not believe that self defense was why Zimmerman shot Trayvon.  However, I don’t think we will ever know the full truth of what happened the day that 17 year old, Trayvon Martin, was killed.  We will never know if he played a role in his own demise.  We will NEVER know.  But what we do know is that he won’t ever get the chance to tell his side of the story.

This case has divided the country even further.  We, as a black race, have suffered and endured for many years.  But, this isn’t the time to further thicken the racial divide; this is a time to completely make a change.  Let this be a lesson that we MUST be better.  We MUST stand for something.  We MUST search for understanding and allow the healing process to begin.  I don’t think this was a sole attack on the entire race, but I do know that something is severely wrong  with the United States judicial system.  It is supposed to protect and bring JUSTICE, but it far too often allows the guilty to walk away with no sense of responsibility.  How are we to trust a system that allows a murderer to walk away with blood on his hands?

I have no clue if Trayvon Martin was guilty of anything that awful day, but I pray that he is resting in peace while the world he used to live in is about to explode.  May his family find the peace and the strength to move forward.  If justice wasn’t served in the courtroom, they should know that GOD will make sure that the ultimate justice will be served.  Their son’s killer may be free from spending time in jail, but he will never be free among the human race.

Memorial Day 2013!

Source: National Harbor

Source: National Harbor

It’s hard for me to say, “Happy Memorial Day” because today we celebrate our soldiers who are fighting for our country and those who have lost the battle!  To my friends that are overseas, I can’t wait until you are home and on American soil.  Also, I pray that my friends who have loved ones at war find comfort and peace in knowing that God will take care of them.

The World We Live In…

I won’t be posting the graphic images of people crying or explosions because I just think that would be distasteful.  My goal is to just show love and thought to what happened at the Boston Marathon today.  Lives were lost and some are in critical condition fighting.  The least that we can do is show some respect, say prayers and realize that this could happen anywhere so live each day as if it’s your last.  If there is negativity in your life then get rid of it.  If there is a relationship that needs work, do your part.  And if there is a chance to be violent, walk away.  There is so much heartache in the world we live in; let’s try something different for a change.

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OBAMA 2012: What a Victory

The best decision that I made this year was on November 6, 2012…I made the decision to vote for Barack Obama.  Although I was hesitant in voting, because politics can often be discouraging, I took a leap of faith “just in case” my vote DID count.  As a woman, I know that I can make decisions and choices about my body without the fear that my rights may be wiped away.  That’s a POWERFUL feeling to have and I’m thankful to those that encouraged me to vote during this election.  If you missed Obama’s 2012 victory speech, here it is and enjoy watching OUR president accept the highest honor as Commander-in-Chief: