Happy Soul Food Friday!
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu
- Armani’s Mambo
- Women’s Rights with Amanda Gorman
- The latest chapter in our deepening moral and political crisis in the US
- The American economy is lumbering under monopoly and oligopoly
- Did you see the Super Flower Blood Moon last Sunday?
- Student with non-speaking autism gives powerful valedictorian speech
- Strangers save a woman who had a medical episode while driving
- Boxer Terence Crawford’s 7 year old daughter loses her shoe, then dominates field in stunning track meet
Armani’s Mambo to Feel From the Soul:
Reset your soul scape with this original composition by my son Arman:
Armani’s Mambo is an original Mambo inspired by Latin legends such as La Sonora Santanera, Poncho Sanchez, Louie Cruz Beltran and more… Vamos a Bailar!
Now that we have opened our hearts.
It’s feeling, feeling, feeling kind of heavy…
Amanda Gorman speaks on US Supreme Court leak on Roe v. Wade decision to ban abortion
Amanda Gorman speaks on US Supreme Court leak on Roe vs Wade decision to ban abortion – YouTube
The latest chapter in our deepening moral and political crisis in the US-
The Numbers Don’t Lie in America’s Gun Violence Problem:
|Over the past decade, the Anti-Defamation League has counted about 450 U.S. murders committed by political extremists.|
|Of these 450 killings, right-wing extremists committed about 75 percent. Islamic extremists were responsible for about 20 percent, and left-wing extremists were responsible for 4 percent.|
|Nearly half of the murders were specifically tied to white supremacists:|
|Source: Anti-Defamation League|
As this data shows, the American political right has a violence problem that has no equivalent on the left. And the 10 victims in Buffalo this past weekend are now part of this toll. “Right-wing extremist violence is our biggest threat,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the ADL, has written. “The numbers don’t lie.”
Buffalo is part of that unfolding American tragedy:
Events in Buffalo require a response that goes far beyond allyship…
Opinion: Buffalo is part of an unfolding American tragedy – CNN
The American Economy is lumbering under monopoly and oligopoly-
What BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street are doing to the Economy:
Their combined $22 trillion in managed assets is equivalent to more than half of the combined value of all shares for the companies in the S&P 500 (about $38 trillion)
Opinion | BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street Control a Piece of Nearly Everything – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
On a lighter and more heartfelt note-
Communing with nature-
Did you see the Super Flower Blood Moon last Sunday?
South America and much of the continental United States had the best view of Sunday night’s lunar eclipse, which lasted nearly five hours.
See a lunar eclipse turn the moon a stunning blood red : NPR
Celebrating and affirming differences-
“God gave you a voice. Use it,” valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker told the class of 2022 at Rollins College
Student with Nonspeaking Autism Gives Powerful Graduation Speech | PEOPLE.com
The power of community-
Strangers save a woman who had a medical episode while driving
Video shows people saving woman having medical episode while driving (usatoday.com)
Overcoming mishap with persistence-
Boxer Terence Crawford’s daughter loses her shoe, then dominates field in stunning track meet win with a Rich Strike like comeback
Terence Crawford’s daughter loses shoe, dominates field in track win (usatoday.com)
Thanks this week go to Armani B, Isa G, Brad D, & Paula C for this week’s submissions.
Please pay it forward.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor“- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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