There is wisdom in all parts of the world. A lot of wisdom can be learnt from the proverbs and wise sayings of people in all parts of the world. In this post we draw wisdom from all the continents of the world.
“If you close your eyes because of your enemies, you will not be able to see your friends” (African Proverb).
“The fall of a dry leaf is a warning to the green one” (African Proverb).
“A cockroach can only rule in the land of fowls if it employs a fox as its bodyguard.” (African proverb).
Jeremy McDole was shot in the back and paralyzed when he was 18 years old. He was confined to a wheelchair and living in a nursing home in Wilmington, Delaware. On Wednesday, 10 years after the bullet that paralyzed him, and in his wheelchair, Jeremy was shot again. He was shot to death by police officers who arrived in response to a call of a man who had a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A bystander caught the incident on cellphone camera.
The incident is being investigated by officials from the Delaware Department of Justice’s Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust. That department reviews every incident that involves a police shooting resulting in injury or death. The 4 officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.
The police have released few details, saying that Jeremy had a handgun when he was killed by the police. There are…
Tell me what you think about the latest track off of Janet Jackson’s upcoming cd, Unbreakable. The track is called “Burnitup” featuring Missy Elliot. This one is a dance track that is much different from her first song “No Sleep” released off of this cd.
I don’t always agree with the popular opinion on things and I’m okay with that. It is others that sometime have the problem with some f these opinions. Okay, here goes: First of all, I love Patti Labelle’s music. I’ve been a fan of hers for years and have seen her in concert two or three times. She really knows how to entertain her audience. One of my favorite Patti songs is : “If Only You Knew”.
Recently, Patti appeared in Vancouver and asked a few of her fans to come up on stage to perform with her. One of the fans took his performance a bit far when he began to take off his shirt. Patti admonished him for being disrespectful and in the middle of that, the fan basically mooned Patti. She rushed across stage and assaulted the fan and called him the word that rhymes with Mitch…..
SHAME ON YOU PATTI!!! She absolutely had no right to lay her hands on this fan or anyone else AND he should sue her. Okay, there we go: He should definitely file a suit against her for humiliating him in front of this huge group of people. One things for sure; nobody gets to lay their hands on another individual without that persons’ approval. You watch the video and tell me what you think. I love her music, but not this act that she pulled here. Let me know what you think.
So when he saw Officer Salvador Chapa he asked if he could pray for him. The officer agreed and the two men held hands, bowed their heads as Amey lead them in prayer. Amey’s friend who had no idea he was going over to pray with the officer snapped a photo of the two men praying. The photo has gone viral on social media.
“I arrested him several years ago on a gun charge,” Chapa said. “And due to that, he ended up doing some time.”
Amey told the news station that he hopes the power of prayer can help change the negative image that people have of young black men and cops.
“They’re used to seeing cops getting killed by young black men or young black men getting killed by cops,” Amey told KHOU. “They’re not used to seeing an ex-con and a cop praying with each other.”
Amey told the officer, “I love you,” at the end of his prayer.
“I love you, too, brother,” Chapa said. “Thank you very much for praying for us.”
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I’m really at a loss for words regarding the bit that I saw in this video. Apparently this kid jaywalked and was confronted by the police (confronted is used lightly considering the circumstances here). AND… then everything goes completely awry. Why would anyone arrest a MINOR for a such a minor offense as jaywalking.
Via CBS-San Fran
A YouTube video posted Wednesday shows a Stockton Police officer hitting a teenager with a baton after he was allegedly stopped for jaywalking.
The video, posted by YouTube user Edward Avendaño under the username “Stockton Port City” starts with a bystander repeatedly yelling “It’s a f***ing kid” as an officer is seen using his baton to push a teenager into a landscaped perimeter.
The teenager pushes back as the officer and yells, “Stop resisting arrest!” while a crowd gathers. The teenager then grabs the officer’s baton, yelling “Get the f**k off me.”
The officer begins to swing at the teenager’s face and strikes him, a strong enough impact that the teen grabs his face in pain. The officer then orders him to get on the ground.
I’m keenly aware that some cops are big bullies and overzealous. Without seeing how this entire scene began, I can’t really draw any more of a conclusion. This is a story that we’ll definitely be hearing more about. I’m waiting for more information on this to unfold.
Truthfully answer this question. Imagine this scenario: You have two kids who are now in their late teens and early twenties. One day, they try to murder you and your spouse and then attempt to burn the house down. You and your spouse have very visible injuries. Could you forgive these MONSTERS???
I did in fact call them MONSTERS! I brought this up because the Georgia parents who are in this situation, Yvonne and Zachery Ervin, recently spoke to the media and said that they forgive their sons for carrying out this heinous act against them. I originally posted their story on September 7, 2015. “Those were not our boys that did that to us. We did not raise our boys that way,” Yvonne Ervin told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas. “We understand there are consequences for what they did. They understand that, but we’re just praying that the world forgives them in the same way that we forgive them,” said Mrs. Ervin. The young men are accused of drugging their parents, assaulting them, and trying to blow up their home which is located on Forbes Trail in Gwinnett County.
One of the Atlanta-area brothers accused of trying to kill their parents told investigators he had schemed to murder them “since he was 11 years old,” police said. Mrs. Ervin went on to say that “we forgive our sons and love them unconditionally. And we had to make sure that they understand that.” Okay, one thing I do know a lot about is forgiveness. I also know that you can forgive someone without ever trusting them again. I can’t imagine the parents ever letting these MONSTERS back into their home again. As a matter of fact, if I were them, I would consider moving without ever letting them know where I moved. These MONSTERS tried unsuccessfully to kill their parents the first time, and the parents may not be so lucky if their “sons” get a second chance to finish what they started.
I recently had a conversation with a few co-workers about this situation and several points were brought up that I had not considered. Is there something more sinister going on here that the media has not yet touched upon? Were these boys abused…sexually? Were they mentally abused? Were they on drugs? These were just a few of the questions that my co-workers brought up. I really have no idea and I certainly do not want to victimize the victims. But…..who are the real victims here? I want to know your thoughts about this horrific situation.
First of all, a hearty THANK YOU to the constant visitors of this blog. YOU RAISE ME UP!!! It has been occasions where I thought to stop blogging but then out of nowhere comes a comment from someone… There’s been comments made from right here in America, from England or Malaysia, or from somewhere else around the world that constantly blows me away. I often ask myself, “how did they find this blog?” I’m just glad to know that you do find studiotj.wordpress.com and that you take the time out of your busy lives to read. YOU RAISE ME UP!
I have recently been nominated for 2 blogger awards. They are the Neat Blogger Award (I’ll tell you more about that one at a later date) and the Sunshine Blogger Award. However, I am still having trouble posting them on my site. What I’m doing today is accepting both of the nominations and making my own nominations for the Sunshine Blogger Award.
Virgo’s Beauty Blog was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am honored and I accept. YOU RAISE ME UP!
If you are new to this award, this is how it works:
The rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award are simple: Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you Nominate 11 blogs to receive the award, and write them 11 new questions
What book are you currently reading? “The Purpose Driven Life” again.
Name one goal you plan to accomplish this week. This week I will re-focus my efforts to get my 2nd book completed.
Three words that describe you. Spiritual, Ambitious, Intuitive.
Paper and Pen, OR a Laptop?? Laptop
In one sentence, write a message to your younger self. “Be careful of the seeds you sow……..”
Complete this: ________ is Life. Love is Life.
Even without them speaking, whose presence causes you to smile? Mom
Anything you want to say about yourself. I’m all ears (eyes to read). I am me. Have always been me. Will always be me…. Get over it! (Smile for the camera).
What song makes you want to dance carefree? PYT – Michael Jackson
How many tattoos do you have? I don’t have any tattoos and don’t ever plan to get one. Why would I put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?
What good will you do today? Today I will continue to lift others up with a smile, a kind word, or a gesture.
My nominations are as follows:
The first one is one that I probably visit more than others. It is called Blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com
I really get a lot of feedback from Xena who runs the site. She inspires me greatly and has an awesome website. I’m taking notes from her. Blackbutterfly7, YOU RAISE ME UP!!!… and I thank you!!! The others are listed as follows:
4. Chyfrin The Celtic Poet
5. Praihyusha Rao
7. One Positive Blog
8. Beautiful Life With Cancer
10. Hortus Clotus
I know I’m supposed to ask 11 questions but I’m in a bit of pain today and have a doctor’s appointment. I wanted to get this done. So… you’re on your own with the questions.