A Canadian’s View On Our Disrespect Of President Obama’s Presidency

This is a beautiful post

The Fifth Column

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America – He’s Your President for Goodness Sake!

By William Thomas

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a republican or democrat, but the President of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country’s borders and it was America versus the rest of the world with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly President Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.

Four days before President Obama’s inauguration, before he officially took charge of the American government, Rush Limbaugh boasted publicly that he hoped the president would fail. Of course, when the president fails the country flounders. Wishing harm upon…

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Hiatus Overload

I’ve not been blogging as much as I would like. What was once a place of serenity had become a place of caution (I was trolled) I have been reluctant to speak as openly as I would like. That aside, I’ve decided its time to put “pen to paper” again. I miss writing. I miss blogging and of course I’ve missed interacting with each of you. So here’s whats going on with me: Continue reading

The Heart of The Matter

I’ve no intention to turn this blog into a platform of racial matters. However, my heart is heavy. I feel powerless and am distraught. Writing is how I get the chaos out of my head.  I am a multi-racial woman (when I am at my lightest wearing my naturally curly hair, my race is ambiguous and many question my ethnicity) Continue reading

It DOES Exist

*BREAKING NEWS*

I am always amused each time a person says, “This is 201-,  we have a black president, racism in The U.S does not exist.” Often times, this person is not a minority, so its easier for them to turn a blind eye to what is occurring all around.

A few weeks ago, I was personally reminded that regardless of my multi-ethnic background,  my summer, sun kissed, browned skin was unacceptable.
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Dear World…

*BREAKING NEWS*
Please excuse me whilst I interrupt the regularly scheduled program:

Dear World,

Is anyone listening? Are you tuning into the overwhelming amount of destruction? There is an epidemic sweeping our nation- the disregard for  human life. Nearly every place that one looks, life is effortlessly being taken. Governments, terrorists groups, law enforcement and every day people, have become judge and jury, delivering sentences of execution. Countless beautiful beings, are no longer in existence. They have been reduced to a painful, lingering memory. Their legacies cut short, their families-forgotten. Continue reading

Belated Thank You

Dear Readers,

I want to thank everyone that’s taken a moment to read this blog. As of today, I’ve reached 473 subscribers. It hardly seems like I’ve been blogging for nearly 5 months now.  It has been an interesting journey. You all have continued to read, whilst leaving encouraging words, and beautiful sentiments behind. It is those words that have helped me through this last week. And honestly, thank you does not capture the appreciation I have for each of you. Continue reading