Why did Marissa Alexander get a 20-year sentence despite invoking ‘Stand Your Ground’?

Florida again;   The issue of self-defense played a central role in Zimmerman’s not guilty plea and his defense’s argument against the second-degree murder charges. Actually, as we all know Zimmerman was acquitted. Marissa Alexander, and African-American Florida woman, on the other hand wasn’t so lucky. Alexander, an African-American Florida woman, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2012 for shooting what she described as warning shots into a wall during a confrontation with her husband. Like…

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HELPING HEAVY HEARTS FIND LIGHT IN DARKNESS

7/10/13 My Post from “Blog For A Cure” cancer site; Hi everybody; It’s been about 10 months since I posted but you all are always in my heart. I’ve lost 5 close relatives to cancer, not including friends, since my mom passed away with breast cancer in 2007. I’m sorry I don’t post regularly, but it’s not because I don’t care. Today my heart was heavy for some reason. I just couldn’t stop thinking about…

"HELPING HEAVY HEARTS FIND LIGHT IN DARKNESS"

PASTOR ASKS CONGREGATION FOR $50,000.00 TO REPLACE HELICOPTER BLADES

OK here we go again. How do you go to your congregation asking for $50,000.00 to replace helicopter blades? Pastor IV Hilliard of  Mega church New Light Church in Houston, TX did.  “Now I don’t even have to wonder if there are members in the church who don’t even have a car. Now Pastor Hilliard lives in a 24, 000 sf plus mansion, so I guess one would assume he would have a helicopter too.…

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MAKING PEACE WITH GOD’S RAIN

  The storms of life are no fun, yet they come anyway. For some reason, unless we’re swimming, bathing or showering people don’t want to get wet. On the contrary, there is an exception “when the heart is overflowing with love? ” It seems that when walking in the rain with the one you love you forget about the storms of life. In fact, the rain feels good, refreshing and romantic. If you’ve ever been…

"MAKING PEACE WITH GOD’S RAIN"

PAULA DEEN AND THE WORD NIGGER 101

When I was surfing the news this morning I ran across Russ Bynum’s, Associated Press article about Paula Deen‘s fans venting their outrage at Food Network, for canning Paula Deen’s cooking show, just because she admitted to using the word “NIGGER.” And of course, the fact that her N-word usage is allegedly a thing of the past is suspect, especially to Black folk. There’s no doubt in my mind using the word “nigger” is common practice…

"PAULA DEEN AND THE WORD NIGGER 101"

THE GODLESS FACTOR

The bible warns us of times when man will experience a hunger or thirst his world cannot satisfy. These times are indicative of “the Godless factor.” Though man continues professing to know it all in public, in private he’s troubled, even perplexed as to how he will ever arrive at the place in life where he longs to be. That place represents contentedness, satisfaction, and unspeakable joy. Alcohol can’t do it, drugs, women, fortune or…

"THE GODLESS FACTOR"

DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN

No words necessary here. Luther Vandross says it all….in this You Tube video. I love the simple but beautiful lyrics in this track.  Listening to it brings tears to my eyes…but in a good way! Denise Related articles Dance with My Father: Luther Vandross Sunday Morning Praise Video Of The Day: Luther Vandross – “Dance With My Father” Dance With My Father Ten Sentimental Songs To Dedicate To Dad For Father’s Day ‘Dance With My…

"DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN"

Meet Marissa Alexander; WHY DOES AMERICA HAVE JUDGES ON A BENCH?

Meet Marissa Alexander The 31-year-old Florida woman who fired a warning shot at her abusive husband, was sentenced Friday morning to 20 years in prison. This is an outrage… Send a prayer up for this Black Girl that Rocks.. ~~BU–Facebook….. And that same “slave plantation minded state” is trying every trick in the book to set Trayvon Martin‘s murderer “George Zimmerman” free. If this ain’t injustice in a “for White People Only” justice system, I don’t know what is…I’m angry…as hell about this.  And I’m not a racist,…

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PASTORS IN A REALITY TV SHOW? HAVE THEY GONE TOO FAR?

 “In my opinion one of our greatest faults as humans today is; we are too easily impressed.”   When we consider the fact that God is a jealous God, there’s no way to honestly suggest that He would be a part of any reality TV show, which ain’t about Him or saving souls. Sorry, once again it’s about the almighty dollar bill. Most of us don’t even want to think about the unwelcome backlash waiting…

"PASTORS IN A REALITY TV SHOW? HAVE THEY GONE TOO FAR?"

DON’T PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD PUT A PERIOD

  It’s 5:00 am and I’m wide awake with a message on my mind. I’m reminded of something my sister Phyllis in LA said last week. We were talking about a life changing situation and she said; “Don’t try and put a question mark where God put a period.” So many times we make that mistake, especially when He comes back for those we love. It’s not every day one can boast about having more than one mother figure…

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