A Veteran's Day Thought

veterans daywritten by Earl L. Small
Thought For Today. Veteran's Day is a time when all of us who have served in the military can wear our colors and be proud of what we were no matter where, or when we were in, or what our job was.

Each of us were a part of a whole and were important. The best single thing of all is that we are a part of a select group of people: A Band of Brothers & Sisters that are forever bound together.

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EatonvilleSignwritten by Tim Adams
It was one of the first all-black towns to be formed after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and was incorporated on August 15, 1887. Zora Neale Hurston grew up there.

Every winter, Eatonville stages its annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. The Zora Neale Hurston Library opened in January 2004.

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Is Buffoonery The Black Leadership?

Buffooneryby Jonathan Sebastian Blount
Overstand that Black Americans no longer share a sense of common identity, challenges nor purpose. We have no identity leadership nor affinity commonality. We have and are devolving without any effort to enhance our cultural relationships.

It is a very sad, pitiful state of being. Our leaders just meet, greet, shake and fake. They suck up the swill of an illusory material paradise lost.

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Let's Talk: A Tree & a Nut: Papa Cruz and Son

BurningCross TeaPartyThe Reverend "Papa" Rafael Cruz Suggests that the POTUS "Go Back to Kenya".

The Tree: The Reverend Rafael Cruz.

Rafael Cruz is a scary man with an even scarier vision for America. Senior ( not Senator) Cruz is a North Texas-based pastor who directs a small outfit called "Purifying Fire Ministries". Pastor Cruz's inflammatory remarks and fundamentalist views recently brought him to the media's attention.

Papa Cruz exploded into the news headlines when he lied to a gathering of Republicans in Colorado that Obama has vowed to "side with the Muslims," that Obamacare mandates "suicide counseling" for the elderly,

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The Thirteenth Amendment

TimAdams micby Tim Adams
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.

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