My respects to Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela! His work is done here, and he has journied home. Mr. Mandela was a true warrior fought and lived for a fair and just South Africa. I don’t remember exactly when I became aware of the South Afrikaans struggle, somewhere in the mid to late 80s. I read how you needed a pass to be in certain areas. And I learned about the horrific forced resettlement of groups of people non-whites (Afrikan, Colored, and Asian) treated unequally based on the various shade of their skin, separating people in the same family. It reminded me of the struggles of my people and the Maafa in United States. Many of you know that around the age of 44, Mandela was sentenced to serve the rest of his life in prison; He served 27 years, starting out on Robben Island (one of South Afrika’s harshest penitentiaries) for 18 years, and other prisons as people fought for his freedom. He came out of prison in 1990, He was 71 years old, an elder. He was elected President just four short years later. He went on to fight against injustice for 24 more years. And today December 5, 2014, we can wish him well as we celebrate his homegoing, and say well done Madiba, Amandla!
Prayers for the victims if Typhoon Haiyan. I know it’s hard sometimes to imagine devastation of that magnitude. When it’s a regular sunny day here in California, but people are hurting, and I encourage you to do whatever you can to help out, no matter your contribution, some water or a dollar. However we can L.A.
I can see you are very caught up in your relationship, but your more than stupid comment about how Michelle Obama would not be able to instagram a bikini pic like what your “girl” did on instagram, just too stupid /”stoopid” for words. Your girl is famous because of a sex tape. and I give to her and her mama they did that. But for you to compare her to the First Lady of the United States. She’s the First Lady of the most powerful nation in the world. You are really talented, but as talented as you are, please exercise more practical intelligence. What daF$C$.
Charles Ramsey is the neighborhood round the way guy that helped Amanda Berry escape her 10 year imprisonment at the hands of a sadistic rapist. Castro is reported to have kidnapped and brutally raped three young women for the past ten years right under their neighbor’s noses. Mr. Ramsey gave a very descriptive account of him being outside enjoying his Mickey D’s and hearing this young woman, going crazy trying to get out of a house. He kicked the bottom of the door out, allowing her crawl out. She was not only able to call the police and save herself, but got help for the other young women who had been taken prisoners as well. Charles Ramsey lived in the neighborhood about year, and they (the young girls) had been there for ten. The young women were tortured and raped and the police were called but didn’t thoroughly investigate, nor did the neighbors that call them question what they saw anymore.
But, Mr. Ramsey went to the door, he investigated and he took action. He was a little nervous being African-American and she being a young white girl, but that didn’t stop him from helping her. So, don’t worry so much about how he looked or the way he said what he said. He was just and ordinary man who did an extraordinary deed. and, whether the police want to admit or not Ms. Berry was very courageous but Mr. Ramsey is a hero. Well done Mr. Ramsey!