And then they shot him too
When a leader speaks…that leader dies(c)Living Coloure
But what kills me is that the same people who try to silence us on racism today, are the same people who look to JFK as an idol….
They’re so unaware, they don’t even realize what side of history they’re presently on.
“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight…” (Isaiah 45:2, NKJ)
Are you going through a season where you feel like every time you try to move forward, you hit a roadblock? Something happens that throws you off course. Be encouraged today because when you submit your life to the Lord, He promises to go before you. He is preparing a way for you. He is making your crooked places straight and your rough places smooth. You may be going through a difficult time right now, but it’s not the end. It’s only the beginning, and God has equipped you for this journey.
Today, if you feel like you’re in a dry season, don’t look at your circumstances. Look at the promise of God! If you’ll keep speaking words of faith, God promises that He’ll anoint your head with oil and your cup will run over. That means you’ll be refreshed and anointed to do what He’s called you to do. God is preparing your path and equipping you for the journey.
What do you need in order to keep moving forward? Start by checking your attitude. Don’t go around complaining or focused on the negative side of things. Put on an attitude of praise and thanksgiving. Thank Him for making your crooked places straight! Keep your eyes on Him and follow Him forward into the path of victory!
We Are Slowly Dying”: Fast Food Workers Launch Strike For Living Wage and Right to Unionize
http://www.democracynow.org - A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities. Hundreds of workers walked off the job Thursday in Milwaukee, and before that in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Flint and New York City. “What else do we have to lose? We are already slowly dying in our day to day lives,” says our guest Terrance Wise, who works at both Burger King and Pizza Hut and is a member of the Stand Up Kansas City campaign. “So why not speak up, and stand up, and let the nation know that we are suffering? This is this is really a cry for help. This great nation should not turn its back on working class people that need help.” We also speak with Josh Eidelson who covers labor issues for The Nation, and also a contributing writer Salon.com. His latest article is “Fast Food Strikes Intensify in Seven Cities.”
Terrance Wise, 34, is a Burger King and Pizza Hut worker in Kansas City, Mo., earning $9.30 and $7.47 an hour, at those respective restaurants.
"I’m working two jobs, my fiancée is working two jobs and yet we’re homeless," Wise, a father of three, said. He and his fiancée used to own their home, but after his hours were cut they couldn’t afford to pay their bills and ultimately lost the house.
"The whole thing stinks," he said. “We don’t have to take this, what the industry is handing us, which is pennies now."
Wise, who has only seen his wages rise moderately in the eight years he’s worked at Burger King, said he’s hoping the strikes will show customers that there’s more to restaurant work than the smiles diners see when they walk in the door.
"The public’s not aware," he said. “When we clock out and we leave that place, it’s not always smiles, and people don’t understand that."
The sad fact is that 41% of New York City babies are aborted.
The chilling fact is that 59.8% of black New York City babies are aborted.
Only FOUR out of TEN black children make it outside of the womb in New York City.
We must stop the industrialized killing of our unborn children. What legacy will you leave?
The sad fact is that each night, more than 21,000 children are homeless in NYC.
The number of people sleeping in shelters has grown 60 percent in the past decade.
Families make up 3/4ths of the homeless population.
53% of the homeless in shelters are black, 32% are Latino.
65.5 percent of high school seniors graduate in NYC.
There are currently 12,568 children in foster care in NYC.
In 2011, there were over 90,000 separate reports of abuse/neglect in NYC.
There are 131 children in secure detention. 112 in non-secure detention.
There are more than 108,000 children in NYC who have a parent that is incarcerated. More than 73 percent of women who are incarcerated have a child under the age of 18.
But go ahead and try to explain how you care about children. Just try to justify how you can ignore all of these children, for a fetus.
Forcing people to stay pregnant does nothing for children. Advocate for better sex education. Fight to help PoC who find themselves with unwanted pregnancies. Don’t ignore the fact that nearly 90 percent of pregnancies that end in abortion for PoC were unplanned, use this information to help them.
My legacy is one of respect, understanding, education, and compassion. You’ll catch on eventually.