From Me To You…

Georgia In My Mind- Ray Charles

Welcome to a place of shared information, love, peace and respect for one another. This site features some of my poems, a few random videos, book reviews, short stories and articles. I hope you take the time to indulge in them and leave comments with your thoughts. There’s a lot that can be said but I’ve always been told it’s best to say less (I’m a talker. Ha!). Waste no time! Throw yourself into the content and get taken away through the soulful experience of my words and the words of others. The site does update weekly so please come back to view the new material and get caught up on the most current news in the media. 

May this content inspire, educate and motivate the masses to be truly wholesome beings.


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Clear your mind and breathe

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FILM FRIDAY!

Hi Guys! I want to start by asking you a few questions before I tell you my response about part I of this documentary. Do you like Australia? Have you ever been? How much do you know about the history of Australia? There’s so much that isn’t widely known about Australia and the history is one of them. The native people, what happened to them and how they live in a country that was once owned by them entirely. This documentary, both parts one and two, are phenomenal and really breakdown the truth behind the Aborigine People. One thing I can say is that these people, like many other blacks around the world, have been robbed of their heritage and still suffer at the hands of big business. Watch for yourself.

-Take a look at the video and leave a comment below.

{{{MOVING FORWARD I WILL BE LEAVING THE PREVIOUS FILM FRIDAY VIDEO LINKS BELOW. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THOSE LINKS IN CASE YOU MISSED A FILM}}}

Last week’s Film: A Fatal Desire


CURRENT NEWS

I’m back everyone with yet another tragedy that no one wants to hear about, but here we go. On December 2, 2020 22-year-old Joshua Feast was shot in the back and killed while running from a La Marque, Texas police officer Jose Santos. There were several witnesses present and all state that Santos fired his weapon unnecessarily as the young man posed no threat and was running away from the him. The body camera footage has not been released and office Santos was released while the investigation is ongoing. More updates next week.

On December, Friday 4th, 2020, 23-year-old Casey Goodson was fatally shot in the door way of his home by deputy Jason Meade while scouting for violent offenders. Apparently, the Franklin County Sheriff’s department were never given or subjected to wearing body cameras. It seems there was no evidence present in the case and no one has been charged for the murder a. Now that this case has been passed along, we will keep watch to see the outcome.

On Monday, November 23, 2020, 19-year-old Aidan Ellison was shot and killed by Robert Paul Keegan in Ashland, Oregon on for sitting in his vehicle, playing loud music. This situation is beyond saddening and inhumane. Yet another young black life taken by the hands of a white man over a situation that could have been resolved without resorting to violence. As of now Keegan has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, recklessly endangering another person, second degree murder and first degree manslaughter.

On the evening of November 21st, 2020, in Lincoln, Nebraska 25-year-old Norma Nimox was chased from her apartment stairwell through the parking lot of her neighborhood by a white man with a chainsaw. 41-year-old Daniel Stueck was yelling racial slurs and and threatening her as he chased her through the lot. The sick, sad man was arrested and charged with suspicion of making terroristic threats and hate crime enhancement for the felony charge. Please be safe and protect yourself at all times.

60 year old Julian Lewis was killed on August 6th, 2020 by Georgia State Patrol officer Jacob Thompson. Although all evidence stacked against Thompson was released Monday, November 30, 2020 with a bail of $100,000. The family is still looking for a resolution and are now looking to sue for death Mr. Lewis’s death and violation of his civil rights. More updates to come.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? HELP THE COMMUNITY? GIVE BACK? Volunteer with your local organizations! It is time for a new movement with people who bring positive energy and a new agenda for all people of color. ARE YOU WHITE? That’s okay, you can volunteer and help too. It is time our educational, financial and political powers start to reflect in the ranks of this American system. There are several organizations and groups that have formed over the course of this year to combat police brutality, financial crisis due to COVID-19 and the educational setback. Check out the links below and find a way for you to become involved in your community. Also don’t forget that the local schools have programs as well.

  • To Volunteer with the New Georgia Project, click on “Home”.
  • To volunteer with the NAACP: (NOT RESTRICTED TO BLACK PEOPLE ONLY)
    • Please send an email to info@naacpdekalb.org to inquire about opportunities in Dekalb County
    • Click here to visit the Atlanta chapter website for volunteer opportunities.
  • Here’s another, Grassroots. Visit their site here to inquire about volunteer opportunities near you.
  • There are several organizations listed on Atlanta Magazine.
  • Georgia Black United Fund is a great organization. Visit here.
  • The site Thrillist offers great information on volunteering and organizations. Visit here.
  • The Center for Family Resources have great opportunities. Click here.
  • Color of Change is always open. Absolutely great at helping the community I do suggest you get involved. Click here.
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I want people to know that this platform will be used to spread valuable information and I hope you will become an active member in your community. Be a voice of change. Make a list of demands, focus, build a team. Tackle them one by one. Be the change you want to see. 

(Lost but not forgotten)

In the midst of the election Walter Wallace Jr was shot by the police in Philadelphia on October 26, 2020 because the police stated he was armed with a knife, touching off protests. Although it wasn’t confirmed they proceeded to attack and killed the young man on site. 

On October 20, 2020 Marcellis Stinnette, was killed and the mother of his child who is only 20 years old, Tafara Williams, was wounded and sent to the hospital to seek medical treatment. The police footage has been released but police are stating the officers actions were “justified”. The officer has been fired but still not update yet regarding the case. I will stay on this story and present more information as it is released. 

Change the Constitution! Change Policies! Change Laws! Change Officials! Change This Country!

Democratic donkey and Republican elephant butting heads. Vector illustration.

Trump tried to manipulate the system by getting Texas to sue Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania for their voting results in the high court. Trump was depending on the Supreme court to overturn the results after Amy Coney Barrett was officially appointed but sadly for him that blew up in his face immediately.

On December 14, 2020 Joe Biden was declared President by the electoral college! It’s over, right? Maybe not. It seems Trump was not happy to get the news and that very same day William Barr resigned from his position as Attorney General of the United States once the results were released. Most of Trumps’ loyal followers, other top Republican’s and even Russian President Vladimir Putin have all recognized President Elect Joe Biden as the new President of the United States. Donald Trump is next, right? Let’s hope so.

Donald J. Trump, the mouthpiece for the Republican party, is not done yet. Trump has taken the next leap and is threatening to issue martial law in the states where he lost the voting count. The question is, can he do that? This is sad America, for the Republican party and anyone who supported Trump initially. Republicans are not falling back, supporters are confused as to whether our democratic government is trustworthy anymore and America is still trying to climb is way out of the COVID hole. Regardless of the results from the electoral college Trump supporters are still protesting, holding rallies, threatening officials and supporters and actively engaging in hate and racial crimes daily.

You would think the former President would be more focused on getting the coronavirus vaccine to everyone and deciding where he’ll be living since Mar-a-largo is rejecting Trump as a resident there. But no it seems he’s not exactly concerned about or any of the new evidence that keeps surfacing. In July of this year an email responded to by several top Trump officials revealed that they wanted to and purposely infected the population with the coronavirus. What’s fascinating is, like me, I’m sure you weren’t even surprised. Disappointed, yes but not surprised that they would do something like this.

Need a stimulus check? Yeah, me too. Apparently Sen. Ron Johnson does not care and seems to think Americans don’t need relief, he blocked the stimulus package. Johnson stated the first stimulus check was sent with no supervision and went unspent. He continued by stating, “I’m not heartless. I want to help people. I voted to help people. I voted for the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, but I also am concerned about our children’s future.” I find this strange because in order to have a future they must be able to survive through today. Families are struggling through this period of time and a stimulus check would help relieve so much financial pressure.

This will be left here throughout the month December and the beginning of January. The January election is extremely important for Georgia and the democratic party. Stay tuned for more updates and please remember to vote. Change can only come if you invest in it.

[LIVE] GEORGIA SENTATE RESULTS

Here’s a list of other news topics you can take a look at. 2020 has definitely been a year to remember (Links are updated weekly)

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UPDATE COMING SOON

Found ways to entertain yourself during COVID-19? I found a few, new places that could be exciting if you have an itch to get out of the house but don’t want to die by infection of freaking COVID. Click here to access the site and view the landmarks in Georgia. Go on Pinterest and find creative activities, Groupon to get great deals and Skiplagged for all the best flight deals.


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