Posts tagged New Orleans Saints
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…)
The City They Tried to Forget…
There are simply some things in life you have no control over and despite every effort, cannot control. 8 years ago to the day, the city I love and cherish, my birthplace and stomping ground, was devastated and almost wiped from existence. Touching down during the early morning hours, the storm flooded 80% of the city, destroying the levee system, and turned a vibrant city into wasteland. The aftermath that ensued left many homeless, helpless, and hopeless. What happened next was worse.