Perpetual Holocaust of Africans

Truthfully, I know the responses that Africans, Blacks, African Americans receive when we bring light to our past and present of being terrorized throughout history…..such sayings as, “That was a long time ago”, or “Slavery is over, you must get over it, besides that, no one in this generation dealt the terror or received it”. This is exactly why I felt compelled to write this post.

I choose to remember my African history because after all, we are approaching that short month in which historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be “Negro History Week”. This became a precursor to Black History Month in America which began in
1976, and since then, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Many ask, “Why do Blacks need a month for their history”. How about this…..our history is rarely taught in the public school system and if it is, there are so many deletions and changes made to it that it would be unrecognizable to our ancestors. Let’s just look at the term “Black History” itself. It doesn’t tell anyone where we are from, it’s just a color. We have been called everything throughout the centuries except for what we truly are, “African”. So I leave you with these thoughts to ponder and if you would choose to educate others, no matter what their heritage that the holocaust of Africans worldwide is in full effect, even till this day. Just know that this is blood spilled on American soil and doesn’t even begin to touch the holocaust that occurred in world history or before the Atlantic Slave Trade, surpassing all death tolls of any nation of people ever reported.

Perpetual Holocaust

East St. Louis Massecre July 1917

Red Summer Massecre (including Elaine, Arkansas) 1919

Black Wall Street Tulsa Murders (Greenwood) May 1921

Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment 1932-1972

16th Street Baptist Church Bombing September 1963

Hurricane Katrina Deaths from little or no government response and displacement of children from families- 2005

Flint, Michigan Deaths and Chronic Illnesses from Water Pollution (2012-present)- most victims predominately African American

Charleston Church Shooting June 17, 2015

Unfortunately, since it’s inception, the United States of America has perpetuated a holocaust and the death toll of my people continually rises, while we hear, “Get over it” .

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Still Wasn’t Enough

A personification poem by Monica Terry

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I remember being awakened on a warm Summer’s Eve to soft strokes at the foot of my Mountain Kilimanjaro and whispers at the banks of my Niger, Nile  and Zambezi Rivers.

The voices and the movements were unfamiliar to me.  This was another people.  Something different about the way they touched me and spoke about me.  I heard them speaking about how they would  pry out of me my precious minerals and jewels.

Who were these?  They did not belong to me.  They were not the ones that had taken care of me for centuries nor had an understanding of what I gave back to them in return.

As time went on, their softness turned to harshness as they touched  me; it went from caressing to groping at my mountains for my precious minerals, platinum, uranium and iron.  They bore so deep, ripping from me the gold and ravaging at my rich soil in search of my rich black oil.  Often I would smell the alcohol on their breath.

I wanted to yell STOP! But instead I tried to violently react with a sudden volcanic eruption that sent the newcomers scattering for safe ground.  But after the ash settled, they still came back.  It still wasn’t enough to make them leave.

I tried to deprive them various times of water with my occasional droughts, for I knew those that took care of me would know what to do. They could survive and adapt unlike the newcomers.  But it still wasn’t enough to make them leave.  Greed will make one madly blind.

They produced mining industries and forcibly took my beautiful diamonds, selling them to the highest bidders and forcing those that took care of me to grope and hack away in filthy conditions at gun point until they dropped dead.  100 million carats, and still…it wasn’t enough for them to leave.

Eventually the ones that took care of me began to disappear.  Many times, I saw them carted off in ships.  The times I dared to watch their fate, I saw them looking at me as if for the last time.  I mourned with them, for now my fate awaited me to be plundered all alone by the rapists with grubby hands.

After such disparity in socio-economic status, the ones that were left began to be indifferent to me.  They had been hardened and turned cold by the criminality of my stolen wealth.  My borders no longer provided them with what they needed…..protection.  They have tried in the past to revive my damaged areas, but the newcomers killed them.

The newcomers even divided me up into pieces and shared me with others that lust for my riches.  Once my rivers flowed freely from north to south and my mountains and valleys could be inhabited with no care or disputes.  There was even blood shed on my soil that I sorrowfully soaked up.  And it still was not enough to make it stop.

But now a new day has come.  I see the seeds of the ones that were kidnapped and taken away from me and they are strong.  They are fiercely growing into seedlings that sprout bigger into hardened trees with resilient bark.  They are saying NO MORE to my rape and my exploitation!  They are saying ENOUGH!

They are being heard all over the world, crying out for me, for them, for the wrongs that have been done to be addressed.  I see hope of my people returning to take care of me as in centuries past, and I will once again be a shelter for them.

I see that I need not be ashamed for being forced upon and defiled, for I was a victim of unthinkable crimes against me and my caretakers.  And finally, I am not alone in saying “ENOUGH”!

Faith

When the adversary tells you it can’t be done, get ready to be used by the Father to prove them wrong every single time!

 

Be a blessing to someone today and tell your story of how you beat the impossible odds and triumphed through your faith.

Give a Little Receive a Jewel

Just a quick update and thank you to all who have helped us in the process of trying to raise funds for our Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe!

First of all, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts if you gave, shared the news, gave words of encouragement or any support to help us on our journey!  We are super excited to report that we have raised enough to obtain material for costumes and our Dance Troupe T-shirts.  We are still in need of the other items but we are so grateful for what we have received.

 

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Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

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The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!

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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! (Click on “Taptutor”) Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

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Out of Loss Beauty Blossoms

I wanted to share an amazing story with you about a woman struck by sudden tragedy, responding with enormous courage, her method of healing and finally her triumph over her illness.  My guest artist is not a musician, poet or a dancer but is extremely creative and an inspiration to anyone who has been the victim of a debilitating illness.  She is also an inspiration for those who make excuses that something simply can’t be done.  Please take a few minutes to read about how she turned a loss that could’ve ended a craft that she enjoys, into beauty, despite her challenges.


Hi, my name is Brenda Dunams and before I had a stroke I was an artist of sorts.  I enjoyed making everything with my hands from crocheting and sewing to jewelry making, handmade clocks and wall hangings.

After my stroke, I knew my life had changed forever.  Accepting this harsh fact, I worried about how I could become an artist again.

At that time my daughter was pregnant and was concerned about how I was going to at least hold my grand baby.  I was offered an opportunity to receive rehab while recuperating in the hospital.  There, my occupational therapist asked what I did.  When I told her one of the things I did was crochet, she said, “I can show you how to do it with one hand.”  My inspiration was a bird and it’s beak.  I thought, if a bird can make a nest with a beak, what could I do with one hand, right?

Well, I was able to walk up out of rehab, and had the strength to hold my newborn grand daughter.  Slowly, I relearned how to crochet.  I’ve found other ways to do my crafts.  These are a few things I’ve done.


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All of the above and below items are handcrafted by Brenda and inspired from nature.

img-20180712-wa0006-collage Just goes to show that where there’s a will there’s a way.  I hope by sharing Brenda’s story that it is an inspiration for all of us to put forth our very best and to be grateful for every day that we have to share our talents with others.  Also to be courageous in the face of tragedy and know that we can overcome with a lot of determination and most of all our Heavenly Father and Creator of all of the Heavens, Earth and all that are within.

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Beloved One Performing Group

An update on what’s new with Beloved One Performing Group in Israel

We are a unique performing arts group in Israel specializing in poetry, song, and dance. We combine our individual talents to create a body of work telling stories of hope, love, unity, and freedom through spoken word, music, and dance.  Our source of our talents is most definitely the Heavenly Father, all praises to Him!!!  Take a look at what we do when we come together.

Beloved One is a performance group featuring Akilah Mosley “Lay”(far right), Nikia Browne “Nakiyah” (center) and yours truly, Monica Terry “Taptutor” (far left).  We’ve performed our trio act of Poetry, Song and Dance for The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) which was hosted by the daughters of Adinah Dorfman (Elana & Aviva Dorfman), in Tel Aviv at the Levontin7 Club for a fund raiser event to give awareness and a place of safety to abused women, Bar Ilan University for a memorial and various occasions in our community.   Although each of us has our own endeavors and performances outside of Beloved One, it’s a blessing to come together in unity to magnify the name of the Heavenly Father who gave us our talents.

Please check out our recent contest entry video above.  We would be happy to perform for your special occasion as well.  You can contact us at spitscattap@gmail.com or visit our site at http://belovedone.wixsite.com/beloved1 

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(Logo: by talented artist Mykael Terry)

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Black and Invisible

About a year ago, I did a post on our missing African American girls and women.  Sadly, this problem does not receive enough attention in the media, and therefore, often the victims and the families do not get the support and care in the cases being solved nor the victims being found….alive or otherwise.  It’s as if they were here and did not matter….at all.

I am asking anyone that reads this to take the time to educate yourself of this social injustice that allows one person’s life to be placed above another’s as more important due to race, economic status, social ties or background.  No one deserves to be snatched and blotted out of existence or become a slave of another under any circumstances.

64,000 Black women and girls missing nationwide in AmericaWhere are the Amber AlertsThe Outpouring, The Awareness ConcertsDC 501 cases in 2017

The Black and Missing Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about missing people of color and gives support and resources to families.  According to this organization, nearly 40 percent of all missing people in the country are people of color.

No matter what your ethnicity or location,

What WILL you do for the sake of humanity?

Please provide any information you discover about the missing to all of these sites below or contacts in order to help bring them home and support the victims, families and friends.  Let’s join together and post whatever we can on our social medias & blogs to bring more awareness to this madness.  The more awareness, the more help we can generate for the Missing and bring them back, no matter what the reason they are missing.  This could easily be any of our loved ones.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Black and Missing Foundation

24/7 HelpLine (800-587-4357) or Master List of Missing Children

bring our missing home

The Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC:  Youth & Family Services Division (202)576-6768,

Command Information Center (202)727-9099

https://twitter.com/hashtag/missingdcteens

Help the awareness to continue to grow until our voices are so loud that there must be attention paid to it and ACTION WILL BE TAKEN to not only prevent abductions, but find the victims that suddenly go missing.

Now I have a favor to ask to bring some awareness to light……please share some statistics of your own that you may have found as it pertains to the topic in the comment field below and your website or a site that we can all share to help the victims and families.  By being more aware, show that you care!

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Introducing “Jewel” by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

I was 26 years old, sitting in my doctor’s examining room, when he told me I was pregnant. Again.  With my third child in three years.  I cried.

I went home and told my husband who assured me that everything would be okay.  But I silently disagreed and thought to myself, “No, everything will not be okay”.  I do not know exactly why that thought came to my mind when it did.

It wasn’t too long after that day that I realized why I felt the way I did.  My life would evolve into a distinctively exceptional journey, to say the least.  My life would be far from what most people would consider to be “okay”.

To receive this inspiring book go to:  Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

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About this amazing Author

S’rah Yisrael is a doctor of educational leadership in higher education (summa cum laude). Dr. Yisrael has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience as teaching faculty, registrar, interim student activities coordinator, student advisor, and residence hall director.

She has also served as a Florida State Assessor for the elderly, support coordinator for the developmentally disabled, case manager, counselor, and business owner.

Dr. Yisrael is the founder of “A True Jewel, Inc.”, a non-profit organization which provides training, support, and services for the female caregivers of loved ones with special needs.

Her hobbies include traveling abroad, playing piano, easy listening, reading (especially about cultural history), and dancing Zumba®-style.

Recently, Dr. Yisrael had the honor to provide aid as an international volunteer in Israel where she was named “Volunteer of the Year”.

She is the parent of three beautiful adult children and one amazing grandchild; her youngest daughter is Jewel.  “It is a true honor to be her mother.”

Please visit her not-for-profit site for women who parent individuals with disabilities at:

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What readers have commented about this compelling book:

“Jewel” will grab your attention from beginning to end.  You will be uplifted by her ability to rise above life’s challenges.

Here is an inspiring personal account of a young woman who was born with special needs.

Each chapter is like a new stone uncovered that illuminates and touches your inner being to self-realization and empowerment.

I can only hope that this book affects it’s readers the way it affected me.  Jewel is a gift to all of us.

This book reminds me of how Jewel has grown into such a beautiful woman.  I pray for continuous blessings for all the jewels out there.

How inspired I was during and after reading this book and have so much more insight into the challenges but also triumphs in raising a child with disabilities. What is even more amazing is when the parents can have a wonderful relationship that grows out of love, trust and perseverance, (quote by yours truly, Monica the Taptutor)!

Thanks to Dr. S’rah Yisrael for allowing me to review and post this inspirational work and also show some love and LIKE👍,  REPOST♻, COMMENT💬 

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Give a Little Receive a Jewel

From the oldest to the youngest dancer, the children that I teach are in much need of your support.  As an up and coming new dance troupe in Israel with a small budget, we ask for your support in obtaining the following items:  tap, ballet & jazz shoes, dance costumes, leotards, tights, and portable audio equipment that can be used on the go for upcoming dance performances. DSC00104

Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

20180607_151104
The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!

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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

Recycled Capitalism

Blood soaked economic system, Private ownership

Solely for profits, Echoes ring from cracks of the whip

Old face Britain & Amsterdam, New face honors the Duke

New York’s stench from lies, Can’t mask the truth

Made legal to own African people, forced to build The Wall

Pillar of oppression, that Eagle, Babylon must fall

18th century slave code, Now born with bar code,

Auction block to auction market, 11 Wall Street Manhatten tortured souls sold

Stocks, bonds, mutual funds, Are we just derivatives

Of greed laden trades and transactions, Deliberate and annihilative

Auctioneer, broker, big board, Lehmen’s cotton,

Aetna’s insured slaves, Same players, different names & days, fleshly crops gone rotten

Sold to the highest bidder, Merrill and Goldman supply the collateral

Capitalism with a botched facelift, devil in the mathematicals

What goes up must descend, was never worthy to wear the crown,

be found blameless in these days,

Repent, seek truth, change wicked ways, be heavenbound

For the end will not delay