Martin Luther King Jr. Died On April 4th, 1968 In Memphis, Tennessee! ***messymandella***I HAVE A DREAM

Martin Luther King Jr. held on to the virtues of patience and “turning the other cheek” when his enemies wanted him to cease his marching and liberation for all people. In 1955 Montgomery residents of color endured mistreatment and physical abuse but stayed obedient to law enforcement to risk lynching or other arrest in a bias system. Martin Luther King created the blue print for the “Montgomery Bus Boycott” in the year of 1955 in which feminist Rosa Parks legacy and life’s work is forever linked to in our history books and Civil Rights Movement history.

MLK,the activist that instilled the legend of freedom in us still reside in our lives and family plans,if we just listen. I assume have to be shaking their heads in disgust. These people marched. were bitten by dogs, sprayed with hot fire hydrants, falsely arrested, and had crosses routinely burnt on their yard, but they didn’t stop fighting for us!

 I have told you guys  this story before, but here we go again. My great, great Grandfather Ned was a mulatto and he was a farmer who acquired land and his own garden to have the deed for a make a living off his hard work and vegetables he produced. The Klu Klux Klan in South Carolina showed up on his land and burned a cross right in his garden. They came “looking for him.” My Granddaddy had to hide in a barrel of sweet potatoes that entire night that his wife, my grandmother covered him up in so her husband,my grandaddy would not get lynched.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting for inequality and resisting the urge These families and ‘s blood is on are hands if we are killing each other and disrespecting his life by turning our streets into a death trap for young adults and innocent children.
A rapper,Doe B, whom recently succumbed to gun shots lost his life recently in Alabama but the news also reported 48 other gun related deaths in just that area alone the same years. King marched to give us a chance to educate and be a part of history and the rebuilding of America. King died protecting our rights and to creating unity among all races and sexes.

With all the historical landmarks that Martin Luther King traveled by pounding the pavement, in and in the end dying for us.

Do you think he would be proud that we are killing each other?
Can you envision King being ecstatic that his legacy has accomplished and celebrated even though the racist in this case, has the exact color of skin as the intended victim?
Instead of marching forward we have taken ten steps back.

I love my music and movies that have obscene or derogatory language.

       I would be lying If I said I didn’t,and you consistent readers know I feel horrible about how Bobby Shmurda was treated by Epic Record.

It appears some of us don’t understand we can move mountains and live our life and still love our art from struggle from pain and oppression.We are suppose to grow from it, not repeat it!

We have to imagine the strength MLK had also understand and remember when Malcolm X was murdered he changed his militant views and embraced people of all races.

He lived for us to live as respectful human beings not savages to make a difference, and some of us don’t remember or acknowledge the fact he was murdered TODAY!

Are WE better?

Bobby Shmurda is a product of his environment, now when he has a chance to reunite with his family on the outside. Bobby will have the chance to make that difference.

If he decides to stay in the negative light and stereotypes of our men, he has no one to blame but himself. He deserves a chance, and prayers. We don’t know everything, and you don’t give up on our men unless they don’t learn from their  15th incarceration!

WE CAN ALL BE MORE!

 

 

        If we don’t live by the doctrine of betterment for our livelihood and families, King was assasignated for no reason and we are spitting on his legacy.

        My goal is to live as if Martin Luther King Jr. was looking over my shoulder,and I am sure he would tap me on my shoulder because of my temper.

I still strive to make a difference and make him proud!

Right now as I look around Chicago, Detroit, and other neighborhoods we have ruined with gang violence I am 100% ashamed and I know we have failed his legacy.

The truth is we spit on his death every time we put that colored bandana in our back pocket, and take the safety off the gun, to murder someone who would have marched beside us, if Martin Luther King Jr. had lived.

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Len Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986)his tragic life still haunts basketball players and coaches,29 years later after his death.

Our community and the Boston Celtics can only estimate his accomplishments, since he never even enjoyed his new-found fame and wealth.

Now we can only marvel over the games and his statistics and wonder what would have occurred if it wasn’t for that party,that tragic night?

How would Len Bias’s legacy compare with NBA Athletes such as Kobe Bryant,Scottie Pippen,  Kareem, and of course Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and even Lebron James and D.Wade?

We revisit Len’s game in this 1985 clip uploaded that was filmed the year before he died.
 
We are still captivated and admire him in amazement and regret, and sadness at all these highlights, that never will tell his intentions and what he would contributed to the entire world, and in and off the professional court.

 
Len Bias was second pick in the 1986 NBA draft.

Did Len Bias have  a promising legacy? Of course he did, and that is why he is still discussed.

Would he be on Sports Center now discussing the drafting possibilities and have a family of his on, or maybe be a coach or owner of  his own basketball  team? 

Some NBA historians think he could have rivaled Michael Jordan?
 
We unfortunately we will never know,but there is a Len Bias in every neighborhood with talent that loses it to their outside surroundings.

Lin Bias left dinner,in his newly leased car and headed to the local dorm to hang out and enjoy his promising new life.

That night he snorted cocaine 2 days after being drafted and had a seizure and died before anyone even witnessed his highly anticipated year.
 
The world was anticipating an event that would never come…


The Sports World assumed that they would watch the soon to be legend score points and run up and down the court in his rightfully owned, Celtics Jersey.

Truthfully,Len became a legend, but not how he planned it, or the rest of the world envisioned..
 

 
Len Bias never began his NBA career and technically lost everything that he worked for in one night, because of lines of Cocaine.

Len also signed a $3,000,000 contract to endorse Reebok, that he never even had a chance to advertise for, and he never even modeled the shoe.


He died, and now we have his documentary, but I found a game of the legend as well.

Now, we can all ponder on what the Basketball world will never forget, Mr.Len Bias. The world is also left examining how much did the game lose, and why did it end up this way, “With Out Bias” all we have is the “What If?s”

 

According to writer Richard JT, “Bias was way more advanced than Jordan while in college.”

His “childhood friend” Brian Tribble (known drug dealer) was convicted of supplying the cocaine that tragic night and I am sure he lives with that haunting truth, every day. He didn’t Kill Bias, but imagine if you were the one that supplied that dose.

That has to be a haunting that never goes away.

I have friends and family members that chose selling and doing drugs over their talent, and they regret it every day.

Now they watch the games!

However, some of them should be on that same damn court, getting the attention.

At times, it saddens you to see these men doing nothing with their talent and letting their boys bring them down.

It happened, and it will always happen.

Unlike talent destroyed as in the case of Len Bias, Michael Jordan kept perfecting his game.

Jordan is the Best NBA Player of all time, and that is a fact.

Len Bias should be an NBA Legacy, instead he is a NBA Tragedy.

Len Bias will always haunt the Basketball Community, anytime he is mentioned in conversations.

We still think about his potential now.

He has been gone for 29 years, so we must  demonstrate and teach the youth  how talent can be lost within a minute, and one minute you are living your dream, and the next minute you aren’t living at all…

Len’s story should be told and never forgotten,  so these young men and women don’t waste their talent, and never get to even celebrate all of their overcoming of adversity , earned awards, and their recognition for their professional dedication.

This story was important 29 years ago, and it is important now.

 
 
If only …
 

 

 
 

Happy Birthday To The Queen Of Pop! Madonna Is 58 Years Old Today!***messymandella***

 

Remember Madge in her Golden Years?

Wait, these are her Golden Years…

We love this Golden Cougar, and her longetivity!

Madonna has been a favorite of all women that are fighting to live their seventh childhood.

Some women use Madonna as a reminder of why everyone does NOT  have  to spend their Golden Years, in a nursing home.

I mean really, just look at Madonna, still sexxxy and confident.

She can send  Activia, Geritol, and  AARP  at a  stand still.

You can’t imagine, how much love Madonna has reserved in my heart.

When she throws those powdered shanks all over the stage,WE LOVE IT!

 

Remembering Robin Williams***messymandella***

Happy Birthday! I Wish Whitney Houston Would Have Known Her Own Strength.***messymandella***

         Whitney Houston lived a life that humbled most, and destroyed her in the end.

Today is her birthday.

We must tell the truth about Whitney Houston. I cried, because I was in her situation,not drugs but with someone who would play the part of a different person to the public…

 

When she lost part of her heavenly voice, and her self-respect through addiction, we were confused and disappointed.

We laughed, and comedians made multiple jokes about Whitney Houston’s addiction.

No one thought it would end like this.

I want to say that Whitney Houston has always inspired me to hold your head up high and walk with pride.

Even when she wasn’t the Whitney we fell in love with, she still tried.

In fact, she was that unselfish, when she was going through her demons, she didn’t want anyone to know she was still on drugs and suffered alone.

          She dealt with her own pain, the worst way, but what sadly she assumed was the best thing for her life.

When you take the time to look inside  yourself use Whitney as your example.

 

People who love you and care, will not hurt you or destroy your creativity with stupidity or insist you make decisions that could destroy your ability to showcase your talent, or diminish your inner strength.

It is sad, that her personal life overshadowed everything she did professionally.

Her life can be our lesson in self-evaluation. You can never carry people that WILL NEVER carry you.

She looked like a fool in the public eye and she suffered in pain and maybe that is why she turned to drugs?

She didn’t tell the world she still needed Help.

I wish she knew her  worth, there will never be a voice to rival hers.

You  can’t be around someone who does not want anything in life,or just will cause you pain because they can.

You must know your self-worth and believe in your talent! Never associate with someone who doesn’t have your best interest at heart.

If that person cares they will help you career, not sidetrack it to cause pain or drama or interfere with your fan base and family perception.

I hope other women realize that even with beauty, determination, and talent the person you love the most could be the worst thing that ever happened to you.

Too bad, when you realize it, you can see what all you passed up, and lost of your own talent, time, and well-being.

Love yourself,

Thank you Whitney.

Thank you for your beauty and voice. We love you, still.  I just wish you would have known your own strength.

 

Nostalgic – White Lines (1983) + 3rd Base (1991)***messymandella***1980’s + 1990’s – Hip-Hop History

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Respect Your Hip Hop Elders

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Don’t y’all bring this shit back…

 

Remembering James Wright Foley (murdered by I.S.I.S) ***messymandella***

When you live this life unselfishly, you find yourself being an unsung hero, as the late James Foley.

When you are disgusted by others greed and deception for personal gain, you must remember a journalist that put himself in unsafe conditions to remind the world of it’s injustice.We have no idea why we keep fighting this war and not 10 people can even give you the same answer..

We are told to protect our people and live in a safer environment, how can we fight in another country, when we can’t control our inner city neighborhoods?
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This man was missing for years, and he made the news because of his decapitation.

Why couldn’t we save his life, and was his life worth the fight?

Never encourage death, but his death is of pride and determination to not live just for himself.

He lived for the people.

I will NEVER post that video of him being beheaded. I am not going to give ISIS the power that they so desperately were seeking to negotiate their demands.

We will never end war, because the people will never be told the complete truth, of the reason why we fight.

Some people have never heard of James Foley until the shocking ISIS video was posted,and he lived as a humanitarian.

His legacy remains in tact, and I hope is family knows that when you die with a purpose to help others, you have truly lived.

James was courageous and unselfish and we must fight as a nation to remind others that religion and hate are never reasons to lose your life, like the late activist,

James Foley.

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