Let’s Always Remember Dick Gregory

Family,

I remember his teaching about speaking the words “I AM”. He said whatever words you speak following those words is a confession of who you think you are. Further he added, if those words are not in agreement with who God is then you need to find other words to speak. He emphasized the fact that God is WITHIN us.

Elder Dick Gregory also said as it relates to the diet, that if it poops he doesn’t eat it! He taught on the benefits of Black people eating a plant-based diet and how we have been duped by the dietary standards set forth by food companies.

Family, let us respectfully remember his contributions and adhere to the truth in his teachings.

Peace and light,

Dr. Free

What’s Next Fight or Flight?

“A riot, is the language of the unheard.” Martin Luther King Jr. 

King also said …..

…I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the Negro poor has worsened over the last few years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice, equality, and humanity. And so in a real sense our nation’s summers of riots are caused by our nation’s winters of delay. And as long as America postpones justice, we stand in the position of having these recurrences of violence and riots over and over again. Social justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention.

Excerpt from The Other America speech at Stanford University April 14, 1967

We have had much symbolic change including the removal of segregation signs and the change of law. However, do signs change the hearts of people? Do they change a persons perception? Can a sign soothe fear that cradles a man’s soul? If you don’t make the law you cannot enforce the law. Therefore, it makes no difference what the law states. I implore you to be honest. Has anything substantively changed in race relations for the people in America? Dr. Frances Cress Welsing will tell you absolutely not! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDCk4s0Cof4 . Amos Wilson helps us to understand that what we call success today was already accomplished long ago. Don’t believe the hype! The so called success you see today are nothing new.

Are we really in a post racial society? Look around. Ask someone who has awakened from their deep sleep. Ask someone who is not placated by milk toast messages. Talk to someone who is not bamboozled by relentless messages of propaganda.

What’s the answer? What’s next? Who will transition before their time? Where and when will the next riot explode! When will we hear about another unarmed black man (or woman) being killed? What will it take to make America truly great for the first time????????? When will we ALL feel safe as Americans.

We cannot change what we are not willing to acknowledge! Hate is hate! Discrimination is discrimination! White supremacy is white supremacy! Prejudice is prejudice! Systematic racism is systematic racism!  White privilege is white privilege! Call it what it is!

If we want to make a change we must be willing to see our part in perpetuating the problem. The fabric of this country reeks with guiltly stench of horrific atrocities. When! When! When!  How will the man or the woman in your mirror make a difference? “For evil to succeed, all is need is for good men to do nothing” Martin Luther King Jr.

What needs to happen next?   Do we fight in our own way for justice and peace or do we take flight back to our corners that present an illusion of safety. We are not free until we are all free!

Post an answer! We need solutions! Share your authentic thought. Let’s be the change we want to see! Let’s wake up to righteousness. Whether we are willing to admit it or not the struggle continues.

Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their                                   own unique perspective.

Thank your for reading. May you feel the presence of the ancestors with you, protecting you, and guiding you as you go forward. Know freedom and justice is with in your reach.

Peace and light,

Dr. Free

Stand Tall In Your Truth

Related imageHow willing are you to stand in our own truth? Taking a stand is not always easy but it’s always worth it! Usually, when we stand in our truth it is not necessarily in alignment with someone else’s truth. Its takes courage and strength to maintain your personal position.

Oftentimes, the moment we determine to stand in our own truth other people may become threatened or intimated because they think your truth is about them. Each and every person has to do what works best for them. It’s not being selfish, though some might think, it is called exercising self-love. When you are doing what is best for yourself in time you will attract people into your life who are doing the same and they will respectfully honor your truth.

In order to stand in our own truth we have to be willing to draw the line–reestablishing boundaries others may not understand. They may even try to manipulate the situation in an attempt to make you feel guilty or obligated to fulfill their desires. The pressure they assert toward you is an opportunity for you to hold fast to your resolve. Don’t crumble under the pressure. The awkwardness, pain, and discomfort will all pass in time. Yes, some people may leave your life because of your truth. Accept that its time for their departure. Let them go. Then there will be room for someone else. If they were meant to be there they would be. At times people leave and come back during a different season.

Image result for black woman standing courageouslyNo one ever has to apologize for actions of self-preservation. It’s a natural human instinct to protect yourself. If you don’t look out for your who will! Allowing oneself to be subjugated by the demands of another  is simply ridiculous. When others sincerely have a place in your life their love for your is unconditional, you are allowed space to evolve as a person and think differently, and they accept you just as you. Be wary when there is someone in your life who wants you to be the way you used to be. Take notice when someone only finds joy in talking about what was instead of finding joy in the present and future with you.

Peace and light,

Dr. Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Sista Magic

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Enjoy YOUR Loc Journey

 

My authentic truth is…One of the most important things wearing locs has taught me is that as a black person my 9 ether hair defies gravity and serves as an antenna to connect me to the cosmos.  Also, “dread” in dread locs was a name given from the enemy of Africans because they feared us.  May the videos bring encouragement and enlightenment.

Check out what other have learned…

 

Check out what my brother shares…loving the accent

An early inspiring video from Ralph Smart

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Authentic thoughts are thoughts that are genuine and sincerely expressed. Authentic thoughts reverberate with other authentic individuals so they have an irresistible urge to ponder and or respectfully respond from their own unique perspective.

Peace and light,

Dr. Free