A Prison Sentence Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Many prisoners are dying of COVID-19. Their prison sentences should not be a death sentence. #FreeEmAll. Join the march tomorrow.

Russell Maroon Shoatz is 77 years of age and is afflicted with cancer and COVID-19. Contact the State of Pennsylvania to have him released to his family.

https://tinyurl.com/releaserussellshoatz

Alvin Joyner died a couple of weeks ago of COVID-19. View his video and see why a prison sentence should not be a death sentence.

https://tinyurl.com/AlvinJoyner

Why was I so callous?

I was walking through campus and you weren’t on my mind

Until someone said that their father was going to buy her a car next year

It wasn’t until that time, five years later, did I realize I missed having a relationship with you.

When I visited you the week before you died, I had no feelings.

Why was I so callous?

We left Ohio and drove back to Philadelphia, I felt no sadness.

Why was I so callous?

As soon as we arrived, we received message that you died…

We had to go back, I was mad, not sad.

Why was I so callous?

I was mad because your death messed up my perfect attendance

I was mad that I had to miss a week of school

I did not cry at your funeral when everyone else did

Why was I so callous?

My mother never said a negative word about you and she ensured that we knew who you were

But, we had no relationship

Your first words to me as I walked into the house from the cold Columbus weather were, “Take off your coat. I’ve never seen you without your coat.”

My response, “This is your first time seeing me and we just walked in the house.”

Why was I so callous?

It wasn’t until that day walking through campus did I realize that I missed you because I would never have that father-daughter relationship.

Is that why I was so callous?

101st Anniversary of That Woman on the Wall

A garden is a delight to the eye and the solace for the soul. –Saadi

On December 22, 2018, the Gladys Inabinette Shoatz Community Sitting Garden Committee celebrates the 101st anniversary of the love, compassion, community, and strength of Gladys Inabinette Shoatz.

#GISCG #GISCSP

Article: All iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by microchip flaw that leaves devices vulnerable to hackers, Apple says

Oftentimes there’s a dispute between Team Droid and Team Apple. We hold allegiance to brands that do not benefit us. While I often argue for Team Droid, I know that the manufacturers want our loyalty which lead to us spending our hard earned cash with them. This results in abundant profits for all manufactures and contracting funds for all of us consumers.

This blog is pointing out how Apple manipulated their consumers with the “No hacking hardware and software”. See the link below explaining what Apple said about the vulnerability of ALL of their iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

This is just food for thought, instead of arguing minutiae, let’s use our critical thinking and argument skills for improvement of more important issues.

All iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by microchip flaw that leaves devices vulnerable to hackers, Apple says

http://flip.it/rs1yNK

Everyday Black History – Elijah McCoy

Have you ever heard or said something is the real McCoy? Do you know where this term comes from? Well, look no further than Elijah McCoy. He was the son of former slaves from Kentucky who escaped via Underground Railroad to Canada.

His oil-drip cup invention was so amazing that people termed the phrase “The Real McCoy” which now refers to something authentic and of high quality.

Learn more about Elijah McCoy and many others from Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards. Click here for more information. Visit my affiliate website for purchasing options.

Everyday Black History- Amy Jacques Garvey

One thing I can say about Marcus Garvey, he loved women named Amy. Not only did he love them, they loved him. This strong Black woman named Amy Jacques Garvey didn’t stop the cause when her husband went to prison.

Amy Jacques Garvey was the second wife of Marcus Garvey. But, that’s not her claim to fame. She also was a pioneering journalist, publisher, and advocate for the improvement of African-American lives through Black Nationalism. What did James Brown say? “It’s a man’s world, but it’s nothing without a woman.”

Learn more about Amy Jacques Garvey and other phenomenal women from volume two of Urban Intellectuals Black History Flash Cards. Click here for more information on the flash cards by visiting my affiliate website.

Everyday Black History – Amy Ashwood Garvey

Many of you heard, read, or learned about Marcus Garvey. But, how many of you heard, read, or learned about his first wife? Well, Amy Ashwood Garvey was his first wife. She risked her life for her husband in 1922 by stepping in front of his would-be assassin’s bullets.

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View my Interview by NbA Muslims Hostes Layla Poulos- Abdullah

History, polygamy, and the Single Muslimah Threat, Karimah Grayson and have a lot to talk about. Don’t miss the next NbA Muslims Authors Speak with Karimah Grayson! Tonight at 7pm. Use the link below to view it live!

via NbA Muslims Authors Speak – Live Interview with Karimah Grayson — Native-born American Muslims