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this is such a historic moment in world history.  the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington!  i feel blessed to be part of the generation who benefited from the ‘Dream.’

here’s a repost of a piece written on sassysagesays in 2011.

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Crowing M. L. King: Prophet for the People

WNYC held the thought provoking event ‘Made in America:  King’s dream in today’s economy’ at Brooklyn Museum.  The panelists challenged the audience to really remember what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about. He didn’t just have a dream.  He fought injustice, valued equality and stood up for economic empowerment.  He was a revolutionary; a prophet who called out power structures as well as the everyday person to do better for the poor and disenfranchised.

I was particularly touched by female panelist, Christine Yvette Lewis.  She recently led the Domestic Workers United, which is mostly populated by women, to a victory in finally landing a bill of rights.  Ms. Lewis called domestic workers the invisible and isolated work force. They take care of so many but few take a moment to think about taking care of them.  Their struggle is precisely what MLK was fighting for 50 years ago.

So as we celebrate the life of MLK, I ask each one of us to question not only how we are keeping the dream alive but how are we ensuring the values of Dr. King, such as justice and peace, are embedded in our Society.

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i’m taking the day to reflect and be inspired to do my part in the continued fight for human rights and social justice.   what will this day mean for you?

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737558-antoinette-tuffby now everyone has heard the 911 call of Ms. Antoinette Tuff as she bravely talked a mentally unstable man from murdering hundreds of innocent children.  

when i heard the call, i thought this woman sounds like an angel.  i couldn’t believe anyone without training would remain that calm and be SO LOVING.  yesterday i saw her interview on Anderson Cooper 360 and now I am convinced; she IS a walking, breathing example of sainthood.  

She is not just a hero to those children and their families; she’s a hero to us all. She’s a hero because of her example of humility by sharing her pain and secrets with not only a stranger but someone who wanted to kill her.   She’s a hero because of her deep faith that everything was going to be okay not just for herself but the man with the gun.   She’s a hero because her focus the entire Anderson Cooper interview was on others.   All of this from a woman who had been through so many trials in her own life. She could have easily been angry at life.   Her strength to turn her life and attitude into positive is purely extraordinary.    

Antoinette Tuff is my role model of what a real woman looks like.  Yes she is beautiful on the outside but its’ her character and heart that are stunningly gorgeous.  We salute and thank you Ms.Tuff.

To learn more about Ms. Tuff and her charity work with children in need visit her website:

http://www.gofundme.com/41fqvw

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i know many of you are planning to be away sometime this august. everyone needs some time to refresh and recharge.  so i’m urging you to fully unplug!

i feel very blessed to have peace and relaxation on my recent trip.  i now feel like i am back and ready to roll.

last week i asked you to guess where i was. people came close but didn’t quite hit the mark…

so here it is.  enjoy the photos:)

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taking time to relax and recharge. any guess where i am?

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