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Voice of the People

BrotherWord - Shine

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest.  The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.” ~ Alexander Pope

Very few words or actions has calmed the storm that is still brewing in #Ferguson, but New Orleans @Saints player @BenjaminSWatson has given the city of Ferguson and the nation a sense of hope.  Perplexed like many by the actions that started this ordeal and heart-wrenched by all that has proceeded, Watson penned a open letter of introspective thoughts that has soothed the disdain, gave some clarity to this unfathomable travesty, and started the process of mending broken hearts and rebuilding a broken and divided city.

What was initially one man’s poignant thoughts and emotional outcry, Watson’s insightful thoughts quickly turned into a viral phenomenon that netted more likes, shares, and comments than Watson had followers.  As you read the post below, take time to digest its transparency, the magnitude of the message, the compassion and humbleness of the man who wrote it, and the yearning to find understanding and peace through it all.  This is the beginning of the healing process.  Thank you Benjamin Watson for your honesty and purity and for sharing your spirit of love and unity. (more…)

Walk That Talk

BrotherWord - Walk That Talk

The world has been glued to their televisions, phones, and tablets monitoring the events in Ferguson, MO., and as the scenes have unfolded and continue to surface, many have stepped forward with commentary and actions.  No matter what has transpired, the blame has been placed far and wide, on both sides of the fence.  It is still amazing how facts are quickly swept under the rug for propaganda, but one artist snatched the rug away and revealed all the hidden dirt! (more…)

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Peace

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” ~ William Faulkner

It is hard to be THANKFUL when you are watching fellow citizens choked to death, gunned down, and beaten like savages by those who have been sworn to protect us.  Over the past several months and weeks we have all heard the reports and even seen the horrific images of one man choked to death, another riddled with bullets, and a woman brutally beaten by supposed officers of the law.  Worse, it has happened more times than it ever should.  There is no excuse or rationale that will ever be able to explain these senseless acts, but even in the midst of all hell breaking loose, I am still THANKFUL. (more…)

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