Day 311: Escaping Mental Captivity


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The other day I was venting on Facebook about a woman I encountered during lunch. Her newfound knowledge had sparked a flame she could not contain as the fruits continually fell from the tree. And, similarly to a rabbit in a carrot field, she consumed more than she could fully digest.

As I ranted on silently in my head and physically on my phone, she appeared unaffected by my designed reclusiveness. Jabbering on she recounts the rich history of our ancestry as if the shaman had just spoken to the little children amongst the cold night and bristling fire of our journey from kings and queens to slaves and cattle and back to mental kings and queens.

Reminiscent of Yoda holding court as Luke Skywalker describes the force. I sit willing myself to engage while rapidly wanting to disengage.

Respectfully conscious of another’s presence I crafted a mental door to escape the forming thoughts flowing forth as they sought to reach her awakening thought. Through a vehicle that has some of us still chained to the machine.

She continues and the more broken thought meets new thought, the more I poetically regurgitate the inner me forcibly holding her in. She’s the cynic I overcome each day. The one that knows the rivers and the valleys and the depths of salvation. She lives, but she rarely drives.

As I drift back to the woman beside me, I call forth the optimistic protagonist. There, yes, there… I rejoin the moment, present once again. She has once again sensed the freshness of the thought. It lacks roots. It’s filled with supplication and limited validation, but the seed has sprouted.

Yet, she still sees the world as the puppeteer and herself as the puppet. External hands directing her actions all the while absolving her of any accountability or responsibility. The moment of eclipse fighting to hold on. Awakening, but her eyelids refuse to open.

I am reminded, “all things are ready, if {when} the mind be so” (William Shakespeare).

She is still caged in an unlocked cell.

Never remembering she is the one with the key holistically capable of setting herself free.

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Day 59 – Richard Spikes Invents/Patents the Automatic Gear Shift on February 28, 1932


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Heroes implement change.  

Legends redefine change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 58 – Anna Julia Cooper, Champion for Black Woman’s Rights Passes


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Once we have secured our rights,

we must secure the rights of others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 57 – The Beginning of Black History Month is Birthed Through Negro History Week


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Be not afraid of meager beginnings,

because your beginning is not your ending.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 56 – I Believe I Can Fly


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I believe.  Will you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 55 – This Day in History the First Black Woman Receive an M.D.


02242014Proof positive, it is not about where you come from, but where you finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 54 – This Day in History: Part 2 of W.E.B Dubois


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The human spirit will always seek higher ground,

let no one convince you otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 54 – This Day in Black History W.E.B Dubois is Born


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Our strength comes from recognizing we must

eradicate hatred and intolerance in our community, forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 53 – Ishmael Reed is Born February 22, 1938


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Freedom is a choice,

predicated on one’s identification with self.

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Day 52 – The Pacemaker is Invented/Patented by Otis Boykin on February 21, 1961


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The mind is a beautiful tool, use it wisely.

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Day 51 – The First Successful Black Playwright, Wallace Thurman, Play Opens Up in NYC


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Trailblazers change the future by living out

their hopes and dreams in the present.  

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Day 50 – Smokey Robinson was born February 19, 1940


 

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My earlier writings hold deeper meaning and greater truths with each passing day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 49 – This Day in Black History: First Formal Protest Against Slavery


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We are still talking about slavery in 2014!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Really?

 

 

 

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Day 48 – This Day in Black History: Congress re-admits Mississippi


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Just because they agree to it, does not mean they will adhere to it. Watch!

 

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Day 47 – This Day in Black History: NYCC Passes Bill Prohibiting Racial Discrimination


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If laws were perfect … Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis would be alive today!

 

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