1. Jen January 31, 2005 at 2:37 am

    I went to a one-act play today, Who Dropped the Ball? It’s a commentary on today’s black society, a society that doesn’t stand up for what it believes in because it believes in nothing. The ghosts of Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, MLK, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and many more came to life in this play to ask the current black folk to do something productive, with their lives, their families, their spirituality.

    It seems I don’t fight many battles these days. My battles seem small. I have always gotten into trouble rocking the boat. I hate that about me. When I’m rocking the boat, seems like I’m the only one who’s got any chutzpah. When I’m not rocking the boat, I’m the coward.

    Thanks for making me think.

  2. The Misanthrope January 30, 2005 at 10:50 pm

    Don’t know if you ever saw this, but you might like it:

    “Nothing in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

  3. The Misanthrope January 30, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    Fight! You cannot survive today without fighting for what you believe. I have recently sent notes to senators. I taught Daughter to fight and speak up. As a matter of fact, check out what happened when daughter spoke up.

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