For I am not a respondent to the inquisitive mind unless that which is brought forth allows knowledge of who i am to be known.-- New Years Eve kid--ECU
"You have no answers because you ask no questions"
"Gotta work twice as hard in this world"
That was the caption I saw with this photo, and I definitely DO NOT AGREE.
Let me explain…
Growing up my parents never instilled in me that I was gonna have to work harder than the next person in life to make it. They always said “son everyone starts from somewhere and they work hard to get where they want to be”. Granted we know that isn’t true now, but at the time I just always worked hard. The things about African American and possibly other minorities is that we allow situation to hinder us from reaching full potential because we get defensive and think we can make it to the top just because we are being killed off at the bottom. That’s all the more reason to work hard, like others do, to make it somewhere…to be somebody. No thing is handed to anyone without them paying a price. Just as quick as it was handed to them, it can be taken away 2 seconds faster. WORK HARD… and if you want something greater than what you already possess WORK HARDER…
If you wanna be somebody and you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention… AND WORK FOR WHAT YOU WANT.
Remember Their Names: 50 African-American Men, Women, & Children Killed By Law Enforcement In America: I’ll let the names and images speak for themselves. Police murder of African-Americans is a huge problem, one that has been swept under the rug for too many years. This needs to stop. Seriously! We can no longer deny, and should no longer deny that this is a problem. #BlackLivesMatter
But why you so pressed about what I like and how I feel about someone who inspires myself & many others? ( that’s a rhetorical question) Clearly you follow me on Vine & Tumblr and from the looks of it, YOU need to get a life & mind yours instead of mine!
The little league baseball squad Jackie Robinson West, hailing from the South Side of Chicago, has just become the first all-Black team to win the US Championship at the Little League World Series, beating the previously undefeated Las Vegas (incidentally, an all-white team) in a dramatic, hard-fought 7-5 game. What a great year for this event, first with the Mo’ne Davis story and now this. JRW demonstrated poise, determination and mental toughness, coming back twice from deficits, outlasting their opponents down the stretch, scoring with small ball to grind out the win.
Jackie Robinson West is the first all-Black team to play in the Little League World Series since 1983, when the same organization made its first appearance. Before that, back in 1955 — the year after Brown v. Board of Education ruled that segregation was unconstitutional — the Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars from Charleston, South Carolina, played their way to Williamsport for the final tournament, but white teams refused to play against them and white coaches organized a boycott against the 11- and 12-year-old African American players. The team attended the event, but watched the entire tournament from the bleachers rather than the field.
Not so this year. JRW is the national champion. They play South Korea tomorrow for the international title and I’ll be cheering for them.