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 WE DID IT SO KEEP STANDING TALL BECAUSE THE FIGHT IS NEVER OVER. “JUST SAYING”

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A LOT HAS TRANSPIRED SINCE LAST I POSTED AND THE ELECTION IS UPON US. COVID-19 HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED, RACIAL TENSIONS HAVE ESCALATED AND THE PERSON CALLED “PRESIDENT” HAS DECIDED THAT GENICIDE (HEARD MENTALITY) IS THE PATH TO SOLVE THE PANDEMIC. IN HIS HOURS OF DESPARATION, HIS LACK OF LEADERSHIP HAS LAUNCHED THE COUNTRY INTO A PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY AND IT APPEARS THAT WE ARE ON OUR OWN. HIS LACK OF LEADERSHIP AND DIRECTION WITH NO APPARENT COMPASSION FOR OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY DEMONSTRATES A CALLOUSED DISREGARD FOR HIS DUTIES AS THE LEADER OF THIS COUNTRY WHICH CAUSES HIM TO BE A SERIOUS THREAT TO THE WELLBEING OF US ALL AND PLACES OUR NATIONAL SECURITY IN PERIL. HIS MINIONS ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO INFLUENCE THE VOTE WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE MOSTLY ILLEGAL TACTICS. HOWEVER, IT APPEARS THAT VOTING IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH WHICH PLACES HIS ADMINISTRATION AT GREAT RISK OF DEFEAT AND REKONING. YOUR VOTE HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT SO STAND IN THOSE LINES BECAUSE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT. “JUST SAYING”   

  

                                                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMHOTEP OF ANCIENT EGYPT, WAS THE REAL FATHER OF MEDICINE. HE LIVED ABOUT 2300 B.C. GREECE AND ROME HAD THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINE FROM HIM. IN ROME HE WAS WORSHIPPED AS THE PRINCE OF PEACE IN THE FORM OF A BLACK MAN. HIS ETHIOPIAN PORTRAITS SHOW HIM A NEGRO. IMHOTEP WAS ALSO PRIME MINISTER TO KING ZOSER AS WELL AS THE FOREMOST ARCHITECT OF HIS TIME. THE SAYING, “EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY FOR TOMORROW WE DIE,” HAS BEEN TRACED TO HIM. HIPOCRATES, THE SO-CALLED “FATHER OF MEDICINE” LIVED 2,000 YEARS AFTER IMHOTEP. 

 

 ABEN ALI, AN AFRICAN NEGRO, WAS PRIVATE PHYSICIAN TO CHARLES V11, KING OF FRANCE (1403-1465). WHEN THE KING FELL DANGEROUSLY ILL AT TOULOUSE, ABEN ALI WAS SENT FOR AND HE CURED HIM. THEREAFTER, THE KING MADE HIM A MEMBER OF HIS SUITE.

DR. C. TAVARES, AN AFRICAN NEGRO, WAS THE PRIVATE PHYSICIAN TO KING CARLOS 1 OF PROTUGAL UNTIL THE LATTER’S DEATH IN 1908.

DANIEL WILLIAMS, CHICAGO SURGEON WHO DIED IN 1931, WAS THE FIRST TO PERFORM A SUCCESSFUL OPERATION ON THE HUMAN HEART.

 

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INSPIRE

 

Man cannot be made wise or strong or moral by exterior laws or agencies. There are two ways to help a thriftless man. One is to build him a house and place him therein. The other is to inspire in him the sense of Industry, economy, and ambition, and then he will build his own house. All tools, books, pictures, laws, on the outside, begin with ideas on the inside. Inspire the reason, And a man will fill the library with books. Wake up the taste and Imagination in young men, and they will fill the galleries with pictures. Stir the Springs of Justice and men will go forth to cleanse inequities and right wrongs — Parkhurst.  

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JUSTICE, A ‘four letter word’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the formation of ”a more perfect union,” the next national priority was to establish “justice.” But the American irony has been that, even after the Civil War, The judicial system has not been one of “equal justice under law.” From a racial standpoint, the system has been one dominated often by the unequal justice imposed upon African Americans.

In the criminal justice system the fact of one’s race sometimes has been a critical factor in determining whether prosecutions are initiated or terminated, whether the jury returned a verdict of guilty or not guilty, where the certain judicial instructions are given to the jury, where the witnesses are or are not believed, and in the determining the formulation of ultimate judicial rulings. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the issue of race has matter in a substantial number of cases. 

From The arrival on this continent in 1619 of the first shipment of African slaves, there have been many roads intersecting Freedom, indentured servitude, and slavery. Crossroads involves choices between equality and white supremacy, and between democracy and perceptions of black inferiority. After so many setbacks at so many intersections, African Americans have picked up their bags and tried, again and again, to go on the road in search of their rights as human beings. The struggle has always been to become equal citizens, to be included within the majesty of the phrase  “We the People.” African Americans and their allies have been at that pursuit for centuries and are still at it today.

The American Legal process has provided sign posts in the form of constitutions, amendments to Constitution, legislative enactments, and judicial decisions, not all of which have pointed the nation towards the whole or destination of blacks as free, full, and equal participants in the whole American society. Rather, those signposts have sometimes led African-Americans down a circuitous path, starting from when they were perceived as not different from cattle. moving up from the status of being considered less than human, African Americans Later viewed as lower caste, untouchables, second- class” persons”; then as civil rights crusaders and challengers in the federal courts, which in turn became more supportive during the second half of this Century to enforce the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments. Now, African Americans constitute a multi-faceted minority. It is irrational to preffer [choose] a monolithic description of their status. They occupy a vest continuum. At one end, some, such as the author of this volume, now have the benefits of substantial equality and have been upwardly mobile. In contrast, at the other end, there continues to be pervasive and unfathomable in-equality for many African Americans. Read more »

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