Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hands off Gabby !

Hands off GABBY !

Gabrielle Douglas, our very own Olympics Gold Medal winner from Virginia beach, in the 2012 London Olympics, and a gold medalist in the teams victory in Rio, has been brought to tears by this racial hatred news system and the bigots who masquerade as patriots on Tweeter.

Four years ago, they couldn't say enough good things about our daughter, 16 at the time.  Now, they trash her name, her gestures, and mostly because she did not put her hand over her heart during the playing of their national anthem at the gold medal ceremony.
It's not good enough for them that she said she didn't intentionally try to dis them; no, they want to drag her through the mud. (See Washington Post story below)
The Post even published a citation from the US Code (below) ostensibly buttressing their case against her:
"36 USC 301-(C) 
all other persons 
 should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart
Sounds like a slam dunk case against her, right? WRONG! I didn't work 30 years in DC writing laws, regulations, Instructions, etc, for the federal government, not paying attention to the legalese of those edicts.  And it basically comes down to this: when a law mandates an action, it typically uses SHALL, not should.
Black's Law Dictionary (8th Ed, p. 1407), says this of the preposition SHALL: "has a duty to; more broadly, is required to; this is the mandatory sense that drafters typically mean, and the courts typically uphold"
So, when this law says should, not shall, it is not mandatory to do the action spoken of, and that's the path our daughter took, but not with any malice in her heart.  But these pale hypocrites want to rake her over the hot coals for doing so.
Get real pale America! Your Supreme Court has ruled in 1969 that it is NOT illegal to burn the US flag, citing freedom of speech laws.  So if one can legally burn that rag (aka Dr Welsing), one can also legally not salute the damn thing.  Moreover,  we as Black people have even less reason to honor a symbol that has historically trashed us.  That flag was flying over George Washington's farm, when as the first prez, he enslaved over 300 of our ancestors.  Maybe some of us have forgiven and forgotten, but Dr Clarke told us not to do either.  And as we have taught so often in the past, their flag is a symbol of a Republic (US Pledge) in the Platonic sense of limited rule of the few over the many. Why should we honor a symbol of a system that  has historically EXCLUDED us in more ways than one?
But, Gabrielle wasn't being mean spirited, and did not have a political motive in mind by her own admission.  She simply did not bow down to a symbol of white supremacy and for that, she gets burned in the press.
Back up pale faces!  She is only 20 years old, despite what she has accomplished, and she's still our daughter, and some of us don't take kindly you f---ing with our daughters!  Kwasi

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hangout with US for Virginia's Summer Black Friday Weekend 2016

Peace & Blessings,

     We have a great weekend with our guests Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian and Dr. David Anderson from the Empowerment Network. Beginning on Friday with a party and Ending on Sunday night with the screening of the conscious film Black Friday (Starring Dr. Umar Johnson, David Banner, and Judge Hatchett)

     FREE Friday 8/5/15 we'll network and lounge at the BLACK OWNED Punch and Brunch (formerly SPADES) in the shopping center on the corner of Holland Road and Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach. Come out and network with fellow conscious-raised individuals and everone else !

     FREE Saturday 8/6/2016. It Takes a Village ! Noon to 5 pm on Saturday visit the FREE vendor village filled with OUR businesses at Military Circle Mall in the food court area. Enjoy great food by BLACK OWNED Seafood City, Chef Skip, and Vegan/Veggie gourmet by RealFoods. Enjoy line dancing from Noon - 1 followed by great talks from our local thought leaders on the topic of "It Takes a Village to end tragedy." Special keynote talk from Lord Jamar from Brand Nubian. Great presentations from Godchild the Omen,  #BlackLivesMatters's Montrell Lambert, Danielle Boose and Rashard Wright.

    $10 - After It Takes A Village meet and greet and party from 6 -9 pm with Lord Jamar at the Lord Jamar Day Party at the BLACK WOMAN OWNED Lei'Aunties in Janaf across from Paneras. At 7 pm Lord Jamar takes over the DJ business and we party NEW YORK STYLE !


View Black Friday (the film) Sunday 8/6/16 @ 8pm in Norfolk, VA's Naro Cinema
starring Dr. Umar Johnson, Judge Hackett, David Banner, Cynthia Robinson, and more - Live in cinema guests - Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian) & from the film Dr. David Anderson (Empowerment Network) $10 tickets at the door on online in advance

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