Tag Archives: Family

Still Complaining, But Still so Blessed

My past few posts have been a study in panic. Because those things keep overwhelming me, I sometimes seem ungrateful for the things I do get blessed with. And I actually have a very significant amount of blessings. For example, … Continue reading

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A Nightmare in Poverty

2:30 am: I woke up from a horrible dream. I couldn’t breathe. I was being suffocated. I woke up gasping and crying. I realized it was a dream and tried to go back to sleep. 3:00 am: No use. May … Continue reading

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You are paying to work

Because I have a lot more time on my hands than most I tend to do a lot of thinking. The other day I realized just how many things in a person’s life are centered around their job. Then I … Continue reading

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Florida is a state because of black people

It’s not really in the school history books; but the biggest reason Florida became a state is because of black people. The way Florida’s history is taught in schools here is basically mentioning the Spanish, and Ponce DeLeon, then Florida … Continue reading

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My family had a slave called Prince

July 22, 1851 was the day that a slave called Prince left Savannah Georgia for East Florida. The manifest describes him as being 28 years old, 6 feet tall, and “black”…which in this case means that he had very dark … Continue reading

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Who do you work for?

I don’t mean “who are you employed with?” I mean just what I said…Who are you working for. What is the goal of you going to work each day? Whose financial future are you really enabling and securing? Is it … Continue reading

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Now She Can Rest

  This is Maria Fernandes, she was 32. She died in a parking lot between one of her four part time jobs. She just wanted to make ends meet. Instead, she died in a parking lot trying to catch a … Continue reading

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