Yesterday was epic. I could write atleast 10 unique posts on Women’s March Houston (WMH). I just might, lol. Look for the recap/s over the next few days. But before I share those posts which may take more time to create, I wanted to upload this brief interview with candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 4- Ms. Penny Shaw. Y'all, if I lived in her region she would receive my vote. Not only because I sense that she has what it takes, but also because she's a woman-of-color. Across the gamut more diversity is required. Thats facts. So, here's my endorsement.
Yesterday after WMH organizers, marchers and 'I couldn't make the march but I was able to come to the after-party' folks met-up at a local beer garden for the after-party event. Sis had her table set-up and her team available for engagement. I walked right by and glanced their way as I sipped my Texas Pecan Brown Ale #yum. (It was sweeter than I typically like, however the dark brown color and slightly nutty essence was the perfect fit for an after WMH sip.)
Hadn’t planned on chatting with them. Until I saw one the Sisters at their table standing and laughing with her campaign cohort. Sis was tall and slim and had her trousers pulled way too high. Like literally, lol. Them joints was up to her chest. And I know the high-waist is back this season with a vengeance. Let the disciplined and undisciplined be brought forth! Disciplined meaning to wear such pants your waist has to be snatched... and endless french fries and snackbites ain’t gonna get it... So, yeah I had to say something about her and them pants...
Which turned into a really informative conversation about our political system. We agreed most folks are clueless as it pertains to the county. We know a little bit about the federal system, a tiny bit about city politics and jack-ish about county. Well, we know county courts because.. well.. anyways. So our conversation was getting good and I wanted to share it with yall. Of course when I grabbed my camera both Sisters were like #Nah. They then pointed me to the professional: Ms. Penny Shaw. Below is our interview:
"The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society. I believe that the women of this nation and of the world are the best and last hope for a world of peace and brotherhood."- CSK #corettascottking #CircleSisters13 #martinlutherking #Purpose #PurposeWork #wildwomenspirituality #Zora42
Ladies! If youre interested in attending the National Womens March, HTX then Let's Meet-Up on this Saturday at 9:00am. Look for me at the March enterance: 105 Sabine St, Downtown. Again, Share and Share this with your networks- New Marchers Welcomed. (I'm new to The Women's March, Houston too!) Lets organize support groups to participate in this *national movement* for women's rights and safety (body, mind and pocketbooks)!
Registration Link for Womens March on Houston: https://actionnetwork.org/events/2018-houston-womens-march?source=direct_link&
This Saturday, Jan 20. 9:00am.
105 Sabine St, Downtown. Buffalo Bayou Water Works.
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
via IG: @CircleSisters13: "At the MLK Jr. Day parade like, "I have a dream." I AM Dr. MLK Jr's dream fulfilled. Well, as it pertains to integration... Politics aside, if not for the Civil Rights movement I wouldn't be who I am today. Segregation v Integration: For Better and Worse? Depends on who you talk to.. Cant change what happened in the past anywayz. Moving forward, I take the best parts. Bus boycott? Worth studying. Cross-cultural, Inter-generational collaborations with other Nations to fund equity initiatives? I'm here for it. Justice for all? Idealistic mabey. Still a beautiful goal to strive towards.... "Chaos or Community?" ...you tell me. Y'all know where I stand."
This year I made peace with the Civil Rights Movement and its Messiah, Ancestor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I don't practice Necromancy and yet here I am calling his name. I think Ive called it atleast 5 times so far. So thats today's first lesson: Leaders that are Martyred in the name of their God(s) are stuck on Earth until they are no longer remembered; their names no longer summoned. And the memories and name of Ancestor King will live on for many more generations. As long as Mothers tell daughters the stories of Black American history. Ourstory... The cult classic movie, "Coming To America" venerated him to the title, "Doctor Martin Luther The King" and Ive called him 'The King' every since. Kang actually. But thats just my Southern tonality.. Coming to America has spoken.
MLK Jr was a king. The people's king. Our Civil Rights Warrior-King.
And some folks are arguing that he was implanted into the movement because he was a member of the Black Boulé (a semi-secret, elitist society) and accepted funds from foreign nations to sponsor the marches and post bail money for arrested protesters. Sure, its not too hard to imagine. He prolly was implanted. Primed and primped by his handlers.
Lesson 2: The movement was happening before, and regardless of, young Martin King. The elitist ruling caste needed a way to manipulate the movement's leadership to maintain a handle on the dissenting, rapidly organizing peoples.
For what it's worth, towards the end of his life, Dr. King broke his oath and went rogue. Thus, fulfilling the prophecy and requiring his blood.
Once upon a time I too diminished the sacrifices and accomplishments of Civil Rights era freedom fighters. I ignorantly dismissed the brutalities of Jim Crow and was in error. Out of Order. As if it was ever up for debate? I know several factions to this day arguing that African + American's integrations into the larger society was a curse. ...I dunno y'all. I think that assertion needs to be re-conceptualized. Segregation was nothing to fuck with. Life under Jim Crow was some bullshit... It meant generation after generation living in a shithole... (See what I did there? Called segregated America a shithole just like the POTUS allegedly called Haiti in a closed-door meeting... Watch that water folks! Don't forget what happens to water when the temperature drops below 32 degrees...,Winter In America.)
And I also honor the Separatist movement, as it was during the 50s, 60s and 70s. Perhaps if the Nation of Islam had been allowed... allowed to continualy flourish, African+American+Muslims would have more seats at the proverbial table. It was co-opted tho. Perhaps if segregated, Black Wall Street townships had been protected by both their own Black militias and county law enforcement agencies then their businesses would have grown into corporations, foundations and institutions. ? And not to ignore the many families that did maintain their businesses. Although they choose to exist above/below our radars, they are still thriving... Under those circumstances, with guaranteed civil protections from state-sanctioned tyranny, integration could be viewed as a detrimental curse. However, as it stands the argument that we were better off prohibited from even the promise of equal rights is a fallacy. Under Jim Crow, unapproved acts of self-determination (kujichagulia) were violently and mercy-lessly quelled. Civil Rights legislations forced the courts to acknowledge our basic, human rights. Like the right to fucking exist. Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy includes convincing the world to 'put some respect on our name' and see us as worthy of having our basic human rights protected by The State. He was a Magician. That was the Non-Violent, Civil Disobedience strategy: `High Air Magick'... "Hands up. Don't shoot!"
Lesson 3: Conjuring Compassion.
Of course Im aware of our continuing struggle for rights. Of course Im not discounting the crimes that continue to be forgiven. Of course we need to come back to the table and address what is still needed, where Civil Rights missed the mark.
However, we can't just piss on his name and not expect cosmic #klappback y'all. He was and is a messianic force- "44 resonator"- as taught by Red Pill, KTL Tv. We must respect his accomplishments. The gains all the local, state and federal organizers secured. Our Ancestors deserve their honors. Their Glory.
We can study war on tomorrow. Peace Loves.
"Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther The King!"