Remi reminds us to put things into a global perspective.
The best birthday present I could ask for today, would be for all of my friends (and those who I dont know that follow me on here) to care more, give more, love more. There are so many things going on in the world that many are unaware of and it’s time we pulled the wool from our eyes.
Detroit is facing a HUGE humanitarian crisis. They are shutting off water to 3,000 residents each week. Without water, they have nothing to drink, no way to flush their toilets, no way to shower, some cannot cook. This presents a serious issue as children are being removed from their families because without water, their houses are deemed inadequate.
The conflict in Gaza and Israel has escalated and 70% of the people killed in Gaza have been civilians (men, women and children/babies). Hospitals have been hit, a home for orphans and the disabled has been bombed, 4 children were targeted and killed on a beach yesterday. Blood has been shed and though we may not be Palestinian, we should still care because human lives are being lost.
The United States Supreme Court has granted more rights to corporations than women. Women’s rights are constantly under attack in the U.S. and abroad.
School districts would rather throw lunches away for students who have a past due balance of $4/$5 instead of giving it to them as that may be their only meal for the day. Schools are also funneling black and brown children into the prison system for minor infractions, which leads to, and further perpetuating the Prison Industrial Complex.
This is but a snippet of what is currently happening. I could go on and on about the many things that are occuring around the world but I wont, because it is my hope (my bday wish) that YOU will care enough to start looking into some of these things and taking action. We all have a role to play in this. Let’s be on the RIGHT side of history! We’re stronger together folks. We have work to do!!! ❤️
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If this ain’t the truth
After reading Roland Martin’s article about sending the National Guard to Chicago, I had to respond.
Check out my piece, feel free to share your thoughts.
Apparently there is a real crisis in the U.S. with eagles that are “ill”. We really need to work together to do something about it!
Want to participate in a protest for Palestine? Check out the flyer to see when a protest is happening in YOUR city. Share it with your followers & let’s stand together in solidarity for our Palestinian brothers & sisters!
She’s only 7, but she’s old enough to know that she wants the U.S. To stop funding the massacre of her Palestinian family and friends.
$8.5 million is given to Israel daily by the U.S. That money is used to arm Israel with the weaponry they use to slaughter Palestinians.
The Gaza Health Ministry has reported that since July 8th 2014, more than 36 Palestinians children have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
Location: San Diego
Photo by: soulrevision
Last night I stood in solidarity with Palestine from my city, San Diego, CA to raise awareness around the genocide, ethnic cleansing, and violation of international law committed by Israel.
From September 2000 - April 2013, 1,518 Palestinian children have been killed. That is equivalent to 1 Palestinian child being killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years.
From December 2008 - January 2009, 352 children (ages: 3 months - 17 years old) were killed by Israeli air strikes.
The sooner we realize & understand the intersectionality of our struggles & oppression, the sooner we can work together to mobilize & fight for freedom for ALL.
As MLK said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, that includes our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Raise your level of awareness!