Monday, August 23, 2010

A Letter From a Single Mother

For every tear that I've cried lying here waiting for you I found myself drowning in a pool of thoughts. I look in the mirror and I don't even recognize the woman staring back at me... All i know is that SHE i meant I have changed into something/someone I never wished to be. I look down at my stomach which has a small hill that covers my navel. It's you, it's me, it's us growing inside of me. I say to myself, "Stay focused, you can do it" but in the back of my mind there's this ounce of fear that I may be alone or once again drowning in my own sorrows. I love you BUT do you love me as much as I love you? I need YOU but do you need ME as much as WE are suppose to need one another. I leave the mirror because reality is setting in and becomes too painful. I walk in the room and let my self go. I fall to the floor, then to my knees to ask the Lord to protect the love that I have in my 2 children, US, and our unborn. 

Young men it's tie to step up to the plate and be MEN. These women out here never asked for the pain that some of them receive from us men. Being left alone with 3 or 4 children from our selfishness? Come on... Ladies there is a man, A GOOD ONE  out there that is willing to Love you for you & treat your children as if they were their own. God bless & Keep your head up.


Friday, August 20, 2010

No Name, No Age

It's amazing how 1 simple scare in the world involving H1N1 can have us scrambling like the world is coming to an end. We result in buying masks, and locking ourselves in our homes. Although, AIDS have been around for years we still do nothing to prevent it. We choose not protect ourselves or even educate our upcoming youth. AIDS is one of the leading causes in death among the African American and Latino community. Just think about this, a box of condoms is around $6. That's cheaper than a drink at the club! The whole point that I am trying to make is that I want to see more Barack Obama's, Javiar Mina's and so on. However, we cannot get to this point if we don't get THE POINT!

                                                  BE SAFE & WRAP IT UP!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Broken Lens

I've always had a love for photo's, art, and life. I spoke through my lens as if it had a voice of it's own. I never indeed took life for granted. All I ever wanted to do was to have life see me through my lens....
Kimberly Bonds
December 1, 1988- July 13, 2008
On July 13, 2008 Kimberly Faye Bonds dream of becoming a photo journalist was brought to a halt. She was shot & killed while outside talking to some friends at an apartment complex. A lens that was so full of life, suddenly broken. To this day there has been no leads nor any progress in the shooting death of this college student. I have seen the news countless times and all I have ever seen was people getting arrested for animal cruelty, cases going for months on the death of an animal. Even years. But, sometimes only days and weeks on in on the lives of innocent victims. We pray and continue that although 2 years have passed we will still try and become Kimberly's voice. Because the dead cannot cry out or speak for themselves. 

Unfortunately this is how the news reported this tragic event....

Los Angeles Times

Kimberly Bonds, 19, a young black woman, was shot at 13111 S. San Pedro St. in Athens Village about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Homicide detectives from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath


Before you judge just realize that African Americans weren't the only ones affected by Hurricane Katrina.

People have different points of views but you have to be willing to hear all sides of the story....

Encouragement to A single Mother

Dear Single Mother,

Things change, People grow, it could all change one day if you just keep your head to the sky and have faith. Now you have a life in your hands that needs you more than you could ever imagine. There is a lesson in every blessing ladies.  

Education Or No Appreciation

We get offered a free Education with all of the proper utensils but how do we show our Appreciation? We don't show up for class. We don't pay attention. We segregate ourselves from one another, and we shoot up our schools.

Before you take your Education for granted look at these faces and how they would give anything just to  trade places with you......

We Pay David David Beckham $14,300.00 a week At what cost

To think that we as tax payers support & pay a salary so high for a sports player But we never stop to think at what cost do others have to suffer. We complain about donating a dollar or even a quarter to a struggling mother & her child but go to the clubs every weekend for $20 or more for a temporary high.