Fruitvale Tragedy: The Lynching Of Oscar Grant***messymandella***GRAPHIC

Oscar Grant III(1986-2009)

Oscar Grant III(1986-2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


March for Oscar Grant, shot by BART police New...

March for Oscar Grant, shot by BART police New Year’s Day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

   The stench of  beaten human flesh can burn your eyes,  and the disgust of unjust blood shed can haunt you forever. An  unjust death robs a family of sleep and comprehension of their comfortable society. New Years 2009 , Oscar and some of his friends where boarding the Bay Area Transit System in San Francisco, California.  Oscar Grant, 22 years old suffered a humiliating and merciless beating without provocation. The passengers of Fruitvaile pleaded for the cops, “Stop, Leave Em‘ Alone.”

         You can hear Billy clubs, cursing smashing and tearing at him and his friends. All ears and eyes are witnessing a lynching in 2009 from the ones that are supposed to “Protect and Serve.” Oscar Grant lost his life by traveling on the transit system. In the video you can look at  him before walking and hear his voice. Oscar never walks out of Fruitvale. The entire station validated  the racist, and brutality police officers delivered in the BART station that night. The actions that occurred on New Years 2009, are now witnessed and relived in theatres so individuals can experience the moment that was ignored in the media. Oscar Grant  was murdered like it was Jim Crow South, in 1913. The police man screams, “You Bitch Ass Nig…”

               In South Carolina, my great-grandmother shared  stories of violence, suffering , lynching and raping of our women. You could only sit back and  watch in horror. She pointed out roads, and sheds that were used for hanging black men when she was a little girl. The black men would vanish, and later  be found beyond recognition.  Even, with the Murderer  staring right in their face, they were powerless!  No one wanted to meet their demise.  No one wanted to  end up hanging from a tree, so you bit your lip in silence, and sent other male family members to”find him” because they already knew he was  gone, forever.

              Now in 2013 we are reminded that we still have “Strange Fruit” in America. We  still has a lynching problem, now ropes are obsolete but bullets tear into the hearts of  minority men at a steady rate. Oscar  Grant’ obituary only exist because of the unfair stigma and hate that permeates are sensibilities of our urban stereotypes.

           Innocent bystanders knew that Johannes Mehserle and the other BART Lynching team members , were under no circumstances dealing with a man who was resisting arrest. The officer defiantly and criminally created more of a mental segregation of police and ethnic men in this society. 

           Thankfully for cellular phone footage; the  life of Oscar Grant and his legacy  will  be remain untarnished . Oscar  has a daughter that will one day watch this video, and realize that no one can flip  flop this story.  Her father is not to  blame, The  police mans’ defense,  was a travesty and no accident, and there is not a reason in hell, or any other justification for her daddy’s  death.  We need atonement  and  ACTION!

       Her father, Oscar Grant III died  innocently and in a racist  nature that reminds us just because we believe in unity, some of us will never embrace all races and backgrounds. Urban men and police have this fine line, and it will always get crossed. No matter the action,  the officer will get a slap on the wrist, while urban men are getting a casket door closed above their heads.

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 He was tasered, handcuffed, forced to the ground while begging for his life before the fatal gun shot wound.

Oscar Grant  received a bullet in his body face down and  handcuffed.


The video explains the verdict, that rivals the infamous Trayvon Martin and Casey Anthony  case.

Justice seems to be in hibernation, and currently these verdicts are just insulting our intelligence.

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National Cancer Day-What Happens When You Donate Your Hair? ***messymandella***


Mission Statement

“Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.”

         Women of all ages should have the opportunity  to feel attractive and witness positive glances from onlookers.
Sadly, it is imperative to regain courage when we are faced with illness, and love those that depend on us to facilitate in the fight of Cancer.
In this world a little girl with hair loss will observe the glances and stares at people of all ages, but even without that hair she is still beautiful.
Can you envision one day having  long flowing pony tails and the prettiest dresses, and happiness until you visit the hospital?
Some little girls decide to wear headbands, but other women and little girls yearn to look as similar to themselves before their body chemistry changed and the hair loss results are usually observed through the deficiency of hair growth and tone of the skin.

If you can’t grow it, the world has given us so many options for  hair growth, but with the souls of  generous people, those layers of hair swept up on the salon floor, can go to a cause instead of being swept up and thrown away in a trash bin. Those locks bring smiles to tear-stained faces that are fighting a battle we can’t comprehend but sadly witness.

The locks that are donated to the cause bring happiness in a little girl’s life and are helpful to her well being and self-love. Thankfully Locks Of Love gives the little courageous princess a chance to have her crown back.

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#WorldCancerDay: Remembering Taylon!***messymandella*** classic story


       I wrote this story in 2014 about Taylon! If you notice, I am no Oprah, but I always revisit stories that are  unfinished and still search on a weekly basis for  results on the status of their life, and vindication. I am her for people who are injured , assaulted, molested, murdered or fighting a battle of illness, that it is only matter of time…
I  never stop searching and checking up on the people that have for some reason are a permanent part of my life and the connection is stronger than the majority of the world would even imagine. I am saddened in this case to bring a tearful follow up for a brave little girl, that no longer is crying and suffering.
Taylon passed away, a few months back but here she is before the end to remind us that every day is a fight that we take for granted. Here is Taylon’s story and the reason I continue to follow up  on past stories, is because everyone’s life means something, and they are here for a reason. I  am a tough and feisty little woman, that has the heart of a giant and the determination  of  100 men. I will not be content  t0  I make a difference in this  crazy and sometimes deceitful world. Even if I write thirty stories a day and to community work every hour,  I still will never be as strong, humble  and  courageous as you were, Taylon!
I Love You!




          A courageous little girl named Taylon wanted ONE wish! She has an inoperable tumor, and now is living the rest of her life just appreciating each day. She has a powerful and captivating presence. Taylon, We Love you more than you can ever will imagine.
            You are one of the stars that even when we can’t see you; your spirit will still shine. You embody everything a soldier would embody to fight a war.
          You will always have a place in everyone’s heart.This baby doesn’t have long to live but she is and will be an Angel, and a remarkable light in everyone’s eyes that meets her. I can’t fathom someone so young preparing to die, but as of now she has accepted her fate…

This little lioness will leave stains on your cheeks. I am sobbing right now for this phenomenal little princess.



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You will be lied to and trashed behind your back by close minded individuals that can’t envision an eclectic and unified world.

They will  resent you for competing and striving for more in this life. You will encounter smiles behind a closed door and insults when you are not around.

I speak from experience and want you to realize that if you are being dragged, look at who is doing the dragging.

You must not let jealousy and back biting  omit your personal truth, and freedom and rights to be happy. Express your opinions and dont give up your fight for equality.

Look at the people that are causing defamation and just being pure two faced and never let them become victorious.

You look at their close minded lives and watch how scared they are of embracing truth, expression and art. Even with betrayal, you must stand strong and still YOU must rise.

Still I Rise-Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

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