Celebrating Black History Month

Remembering Trayvon Martin

Today marks the second anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The seventeen year old  was killed on February 26, 2012 while on his way home. The loss of a child is never easy and when there is no justice for the life that was taken it makes the pain even more profound. However the family can take comfort in knowing that while man denied him justice in God they will get justice. Today we remember Trayvon.

Remembrance Poem

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,
and the day before that too.
I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.
All I have is memories,
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake,
with which I’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping,
I have you in my heart !!!
Forever and Always.

R.I.P. Trayyon!!

Celebrating Black History Month

           Troy Davis

Is Equality Just a Figment of our Imagination?

Could it be that we have become complacent and have we allowed ourselves to be lured by a false sense of equality? We must wake up and realize that the struggle for equality among the races is far from over. There is still prejudice in society.

There are some questions that still need answering. Was it prejudice or justice that allowed a man to kill a black unarmed teen and walk free?  Was it prejudice or justice at play when a man was found guilty of attempted murder for the youths he did not kill and yet not guilty for the one whose life he took?  Was it prejudice or justice that allowed a judge to give a rich white boy ten years probation after he was found guilty of killing four people while driving under the influence?

Was it prejudice of justice that allowed the state of Georgia to execute Troy Davis although there was reasonable doubt that he committed the crime  they executed him for. Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 for the shooting death of a police officer. His story was one that captured the attention of the world and brought into question the fairness of the justice system.

There were grave doubts about Davis’s guilt. OF the nine people who testified at his trial seven of them  recanted their stories. One man even confessed he had no idea who killed the officer. All of this put together should have been cause for reasonable doubt. In this case we are still not sure if guilty beyond reasonable doubt was ever taken into consideration.

Human rights groups begged for a stay of execution. The former President Jimmy Carter and even Pope Benedict XVI asked for clemency but their pleas fell on deaf ears.  The result is that an innocent man may have lost his life.  Let us not become complacent and forget the ones who are gone. Let us keep Trayvon Martin, Troy Davis and Jordan Davis in our memories.

God deemed that all men are created equally, but man have decided otherwise. If we have a system in place that favors one race over another there will never be equality and there will never be justice.

Blog Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

A big thank you to petrel41  of Dear Kitty. Some blog for nominating the MARVA SEATON BLOG  for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

The rules are as follows:

Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for the award.

Answer 10 question

Nominate 10-12 Blogs that you find a joy to read

Provide links to the nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know you have nominated then.

Include the award logo within your blog post.

Questions

Your favorite color …. Blue

Your favorite animal …. Dog

Your favorite non-alcoholic drink …. Orange juice

Facebook or Twitter …. Facebook

Do you prefer getting or giving presents …. Giving

Your favorite pattern …. Chessboard

Your favorite day of the week …. Friday

Your favorite flower …. Rose

What is your passion …. Writing

My Nominees are:

granonine

Amy

Clanmother

shawnrjones12

Shawn L. Bird

Reading Pleasure

Press “M” for Menopause

Minister Gertrude Ferguson – Founder & CEO- Enough Tribulations

Forget the Viagra…Pass me a Carrot!

LADYROMP