MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Becoming the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race was a triumph of patience for Darrell Wallace Jr.
He hopes it’s also worth the wait for a sport that has spent much of the past decade trying to diversify a traditionally lily-white roster of drivers after claiming only one black winner in its first 65 years.
"I want to be a role model and inspiration to the younger kids and just change the sport as a whole and for the better, and winning helps everything," Wallace, 20, said. "I think that’ll help kind of pave its own way there and hopefully get my name out there even more. That’s what I’ve been trying to do is to get my name out there to keep pushing (and) striving for kids younger than me to get in the sport."
Wallace, a graduate of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program that was formed in 2004 to help multicultural and female drivers advance from the grass-roots series, led the final 50 laps of Saturday’s Kroger 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in becoming the first black winner in one of NASCAR’s national series since Wendell Scott’s Dec. 1, 1963 win at Jacksonville, Fla.
Scott is a native of nearby Danville (about 30 miles east of the track), and a Virginia historical marker was erected on a nearby highway marker in April to honor the career of Scott, who didn’t celebrate in victory lane because he wasn’t recognized as the winner until the next day.
An emotional Wallace, who admitted lifting off the throttle of his No. 54 Tundra with a big lead while entering the race’s final turn because he was in tears, said it was special “to do it in Wendell Scott’s backyard” after befriending the family of Scott, who died in 1990.
"If Wendell Scott was alive I would like to call him, but I can call Wendell Scott Jr.," he said. "(Wendell Scott) was watching over me this race. It all goes to him."
The Mobile, Ala., native is in his rookie season driving the No. 54 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports on the truck circuit and is the fourth African-American to drive full time in one of NASCAR’s top three national series, joining Scott, Willy T. Ribbs and Bill Lester.
After the race, he also took to Twitter to celebrate: “We Came. We Saw. We Conquered,” he wrote.
Larson, a Japanese-American graduate of the Drive for Diversity program, won at Rockingham Speedway in April in just his fifth truck start. He led 187 of 205 laps.
Wallace’s victory, which came in his 19th truck start, also was impressive. He started third, led a race-high 96 laps and held his own against Sprint Cup veterans Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.
He wasn’t challenged again after taking the lead from Ty Dillon on a lap 151 restart, withstanding three more restarts that put his lead in jeopardy.
PHOTOS: Darrell Wallace Jr.’s historical victory
It was redemption for his last result at Martinsville in April when he started second and led 34 laps but finished fifth after spinning his tires on a final restart. Wallace also singled out races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Michigan International Speedway as those he also could have won but “this is my rookie season, and you’ve got to wreck to learn, and I’ve learned my lesson.
"I had so much confidence coming into this race," he said. "I told everybody that asked if I was going to win, ‘Hell yeah’ every time. So before, it was, ‘No, maybe we’re going to try,’ this one was, ‘For sure,’ and we capitalized. This means a lot.
"It’s indescribable. I’m bawling my eyes out."
He teared up again when told during a postrace interview that Sprint Cup veteran Mark Martin had tweeted that Wallace “drove like a hero.”
Said team owner Kyle Busch, also a championship contender in the Sprint Cup Series: “This is certainly a monumental day and hopefully one that he’ll remember for a long time and can cherish. The first one is always the most important one because it seems like they can just come right after that pretty easily. We’ve seen great things out of Darrell this year, and he’s really come a long ways throughout the season.”
The victory also was important because Wallace’s future is uncertain. Busch has said his team still needs sponsorship to run a truck full time next year.
"I would have to say this certainly has to help," Busch said. "We’ve been trying for a month or so to try to continue to put things together for Darrell. I want to see him back in our trucks. We just need to be able to put the pen to the paper and call it a 2014 season."
Wallace also is under contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and has aspirations of advancing to the Nationwide and Sprint Cup circuits with the team owned by the former NFL coach, who called Wallace in victory lane.
"We are just thrilled for him and his entire family on the win in Martinsville," Gibbs said in a statement. "We obviously think a lot about Darrell. He has tremendous talent, and we really believe he can have a huge impact on our sport."
Asked about the impact his win could have on African-American involvement in racing, Wallace said, “hopefully it makes it easier. This sport isn’t easy at all for sure. It’s taken us 18 races (to win). With this (victory), hopefully it’ll just make them want to jump in it now.
"You’ve got to be willing to do it and stick out through the thick and the thin. In this sport, it’s more thick than anything. But you’ve just got to keep chugging along, man. This is one of many, I hope."
Source: (USA Today)
The basis and foundation of any relationship should be mutual love and respect…
I absolutely believe people from different faiths can be in a relationship. However it requires that you are grounded enough in your own faith to be ok with going to worship without your partner and be comfortable expressing your beliefs in front of them. Each person has to be open to the other person’s beliefs and spirituality.
And if at some point in his life he wants to call his God by another name or worship in a different way… I want him to understand that the heart of it is still.about love.
For many people religion is a deal breaker.. and if you are that dedicated to the rituals of your faith then it probably is best to be in a relationship with someone with the same ideals.
If you are talking marriage you have to consider your future children.. how you will raise them.. how you will react to your family’s objections,etc. Are you willing to stay with someone you love and turn your back on your faith and your family?…. or convert to a new faith?
If your religion is that important to you then you have to consider these things when starting a relationship with someone who doesn’t share your same beliefs. But it can definitely work. It takes a lot of love, respect, flexibility,and commitment.
Just like the relationship itself, couples with two different religious backgrounds can coexist. It’s all about compromise. And not shoving each others’ religions down each others throats. I think that they should both take the time to experience each others religions and beliefs without having to fully convert. Maybe switching up every other week and attending each others religious services. As for the kids, I think they should be able to decide when they are old enough what religion they would like to follow. In any relationship it’s all about compromise for the love of the other.! :)
By: Shelly Bell
Cheating on love with bacon
Faith and love are conflicting caged animals whose diet consists of natural pride and passion. Religion governs our ideas of love via the rules for and practice of loving the deity/spiritual being/higher power we worship. For example, familiar phrases like”God is love” not only describes love as powerful but implies that you should treat love for yourself and others a certain way. When the parts of love you think you know and are ready to give are challenged by the idea of how you’re supposed to receive love is the point where these caged animals begin to snarl. When your belief system conflicts with your mate’s it doesn’t just challenge your faith in a philosophical sense, it challenges your ability to live by the rules your beliefs have transformed into morals/basic standards of life.
One of my favorite ex-boyfriends (my love) was a member of the Nations of Gods and Earths (NGE) aka a 5 Percenter. I grew up in a southern pentecostal black church where to the average eye meant every Sunday the preacher yelled and sweated a lot which somehow led to a bunch of church members having convulsions at random times during services. NGE is not considered a religion it is a way of life. The principles are closely related to the Nation of Islam’s Muslim principles but have their own spin called “degrees.” The Pentecostal Church (PC) is a subset of Christianity. The bible is used to govern the ways that Christians govern themselves but the PC is highly focused on the spiritual relationship to everything and everything related to living that affects the spirit. Therefore, the rules you’re taught to live by include things like not wearing pants, or makeup, or seeing certain movies due to some spiritual relationship between that and the devil. NGE teaches that the Asiatic Black Man is God while Christianity teaches that some man of unknown race/ethnicity is to be worshipped above all. Prior to meeting Larry I went on a huge self-proclaimed mission to research various religions. After years of perceiving what God was thinking of me as strict harsh uncrossable lines I rebelled for the sake of sanity. At the end of that mission I found myself pulling the worshipping of a white man (the painted versions of Jesus) and leaning heavily on just a broader view of the spiritual relationship between things.
Upon meeting my love our conversations were intense and intellectually stimulating. He would present the points a typical passionate member of the Nation of Islam would and I would pierce into each point with the question “why?” The philosophical side of the conversation was fun for me and challenging for him at times. I decided to engage in the possibility of joining NGE but I strongly disagreed with the level of male dominance used to govern the NGE way of life. I realized that the difference between our belief systems was that for him he was the higher power and for me I am powerful due to connection to a higher power. Most times we found a happy medium where our relationship could continue to flow. Out of all of our differences of opinion on raising children, the woman’s role in his life/society, and daily principles the thing that divided us most was PORK! As a southern girl bacon is on my list of favorite things. I could give up pork chops and anything else pork except for bacon. NGE as a derivative of the Nation of Islam believes that pork is disgusting due to the idea that the pig is one of the most disgusting animals. I totally disagree with that! I would argue that a cow can’t really clean itself. When you hear of disease and infection you hear most about mad cow disease NOT mad pig disease. Even swine flu was not necessarily attributed to some pig infecting someone with something. Bacon was the divider in our relationship. If he knew that I had tasted any type of pork we would have to go 24 to 48 hours without kissing and with limited affection. During this separation from me I was not to eat any pork therefore cleansing myself. I found myself cheating on him with a slice of bacon. My mother would cook a breakfast feast and at the center of it all would be the best cooked bacon or sausage or both! I found myself sneaking to eat bacon. His kids’ mother confessed to me once that she sneaks and feeds his kids bacon from time to time.
One other conflict was the celebration of Christmas. My family is very big on gift giving. I am a fan of holidays and birthdays regardless of whether not I believe the celebration is a fluke. I want gifts! He was not having that. He would not hear of the idea of giving the gift a few days or a week before Christmas either. I TRIED THAT! Religion was not the bulk of issues in our relationship, however, when it came down to a decision to break up or move toward marriage his way of life was a huge factor in that consideration. Did I really want to give up bacon forever? Did I want to live forever without ever getting a Christmas gift from my mate? These things sound like such small prices to pay for an awesome relationship. When you think of relationships as momentary something as simple as giving up pork and Christmas gifts is a no brainer. Of course I could give up these things for love. Then in thinking of forever I considered how Christmas gifts made me feel vs. the reason we were giving them. I considered what the nostalgic moments of eating bacon meant for me vs. the fact that it’s pork. I remember being a kid waking up on Saturday mornings to the smell of pancakes and bacon. Even writing about it brings on a certain level of happiness. Plus it’s just bacon! I don’t eat it every day! When it was all said and done other issues were more pressing in our lived than the difference in our belief systems. It is quite possible that a common belief system would have joined us under one philosophy. A common belief system could have given us more guidance on how we could treat each other or work through our differences. A common belief system would have possibly governed our relationship, therefore pushing us to reverence our love over our problems. I guess we will never know.
In my opinion, opposites seems to attract more often than two alike minds. However, when our faith & religion come into question a challenge arises. First, I believe there is a difference between spirituality & religion. A spiritual person (to me) has religious beliefs and believes in a Higher power, yet capable of broadening their minds to different things, while maintaining their own faith & soulfulness. A religious person (to me) relies on everything based on their religion, whether they are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, etc. They frequently study their God and can be closed minded to others’ beliefs. It’s either black or white, no gray areas.
With that being said, it depends on the two participants’ personalities & sense of open-mindedness to have a successful relationship. I personally could not date anyone who does not believe in a higher power because our beliefs could enhance negativity into the relationship. One person may think their blessings are sent from God, while the other may simply think it’s “good luck”. Again, these separate beliefs could cause issues.
By: Raven Ekundayo, CLC
Question: Can two people with differing religious views maintain a successful relationship?
This question has been emailed or text to me more than any other question since I started my column. I know people who fall on both sides of this conversation. Some believe that a Muslim and Christian could never have a successful relationship. Others agree that there’s no reason why a Buddhist and Atheist can’t maintain a loving and respectful union. I believe that on this topic, neither side is wrong. The truth is some of us are very flexible when it comes to this topic, others of us provide no wiggle room and others would never put themselves in the situation to begin with.
I believe that the reason why this question has come up so often is because people take their faith, or lack thereof, quite seriously. Religion and Politics are two topics most people leave alone in their day to day conversations. Both of these topics can destroy friendships, and sadly sometimes romantic relationships as well. Some people have very strong beliefs but can laugh at it and don’t get offended when others do the same. Others get highly offended by any jokes made about their beliefs and question the significance of the person in their life once this happens. Bringing these two energies together in a relationship could possibly cause far more damage than anything good.
Making a relationship of this nature work IS possible; however, it’s not something you should wait months to discuss. By no means am I saying it should come up on the first date (If it does that’s ok as well, as long as both parties are comfortable) but at some point in the first month you’ll want to tackle it. I say this because I know a lot of people who base their relationships off of their faith. If they find out you’re not compatible with them they’ll move on. On the flip side I know people who don’t put as much weight on it and are caught off guard when the former personality type takes issue with them. This is NOT an issue people can just skip into.
If you’re a Christian dating a Muslim, the rules may differ if you’re dating someone who’s Hindu. A Christian might be open to dating someone who prays to Allah only, as oppose to dating someone who practices a religion as diverse with its Gods as Hinduism. This is why it can’t be stated that either side of this argument is wrong, for at the end of the day this deals in how comfortable both parties are.
Some see dating someone outside of their religion as a chance to broaden their minds. Not everyone is ok with knowing only one religion. They date and eventually marry someone who can open their eyes to things they don’t know. Through this their spouse also learns and this opens the door for their children (If they have them) to come into a relationship with options of a faith to follow, or none at all. On the flip side of that, some believe it causes confusion to practice both religions in their home, and they see it as detrimental to a child to give them an option. Some parents feel like the child needs a foundation built on one faith. Often you’ll find at least one spouse stating that their faith actually speaks against other religions and for that reason they can’t allow the others to be practiced in the relationship.
If you’re in a relationship with someone who practices a different faith or none at all, and you genuinely love them, you can make it through if you decide you can. Some couples meet in the middle. They celebrate all holidays or none/some. They attend both places of worship and raise their kids to understand that way of living. On the other hand there are those who truly love their spouse, but love their faith more. And for those people it’s better to continue on the road without that loved one because they truly believe there’s someone out there for them that will understand and agree with their path.
In the end a relationship will almost always be about compromise. My personal advice to you, dear reader, is learn to love and understand your partners journey. If you’re Buddhist and they’re Christian, you both pray/meditate. The Buddhist can understand the journey of Jesus, just as the Christian can understand the journey of Siddhartha. Your children can grow up in a home knowing God and searching for true enlightenment. If you’re Muslim you can ask your man/woman to attend mosque with you while also understanding that they would like you to attend temple with them. I’m well aware that some people will tell me that their religion doesn’t allow this type of thinking, but this is YOUR love, YOUR relationship. God is love, and if God is love than I’m sure God looks on in favor of the fact that you both are looking to compromise and make each other happy. No one is being hurt and communication is producing a wonderful love light. It is to be respected if someone can’t or chooses not to see this, but this is my advice to all of you. It’s ok to choose to leave someone because your beliefs don’t mesh; however, I challenge you to at least attempt to make it work. You’d be amazed at the things true love can conquer, and the spaces that God resides within.
~ Love is a Legacy
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By: Raven Ekundayo, CLC
Question: Is there a time frame on dating someone before you make it “official?”If so how long?
Deciding when to make a relationship “Official” is often all about the two (In some cases more) parties involved. This isn’t something that is straight across the board.
In some instances you’ll have two people that make a relationship official simply because both of them are in love with the idea of love. They never really give thought to if it could be a bad idea. They simply love the idea of having someone to call their own.
In other instances you have two people that hold off for months, maybe even years. They refuse to give a title to it because both parties feel like it will lock them down and they’ll be unable to have the amount of freedom that they believe a single life affords them.
More often than not you’ll get two people in a relationship and one of them will pull from one of the two eXamples above. So you’ll have someone head over heels and the other doesn’t want to commit so quickly. This leads to all types of issues because a lot of drama could soon come if one of them is awful at communicating…
See that word? Communicating? You’ll see it come up a lot in my column, because I’m a firm believer that proper communication can save any relationship. Or at the very least save the sanity of both parties involved.
I believe the healthiest relationship comes when both parties communicate their desires clearly and honestly. Some people are willing to discuss long term plans weeks or a month into a relationship. I personally don’t think it’s wrong to inquire about something deeper 3 weeks into dating someone. Why go 2 or 3 months being eXclusive with someone and you find out in month 4 that they have no plans to settle down? So having a discussion about it in the first month is totally understandable.
However, one must be realistic. If you converse with the person you’re dating about this topic and they share with you that they’re not ready; don’t say screw it if their reasoning is understandable. If someone tells you that they’re willing to make it official a month down the line, why leave? If you truly care for them you’ll enjoy what you’re eXperiencing and it will all come around. On the flip side, I ask that those who aren’t ready just yet ask themselves why not. And also, don’t be afraid if someone is ready to be committed before you are. We’re all far better judges of character than we give ourselves credit for. Pay close attention to see if this person genuinely wants YOU, or they want the idea of you.
Some couples are blessed to come together in a union where both parties agree on when to become monogamous. But for others the journey has a few more bumps. Either way if you have two people who are willing to talk through anything and clearly get where the other is coming from, no one loses and love, in some form, will still flourish, even if it’s just the love of friendship. Be clear in your desires and always respect the other persons opinions as well.
~ Love is a Legacy
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If seeing is believing, than show me the truth!
I want you, the listener, the observer, the reader. To take a second and open your mind, then after that open up a preverbal window, have you done so, good! Now take everything that you believe to be true concerning the events that caused and resulted from the scripted drama of September 11th and throw that bullshit out of the window you just opened.
For you have been deceived, led to believe that a very well scripted version of reality TV was factual, what the public got handed however dramatic were lies
and what follows might seem just a bit radical but again I must stress that you open your mind, as I speak through the subconscious cause true indeed it all begins with a dream
a pipe-dream, that I’ll bleed black gold from the Middle East
understand that the face of the beast does not change
these our the last days and the prophesy clearly explains
that Babylon must burn in flames
so they funded the Taliban with millions in military muscle
you lay down the groundwork and then will reap the benefits
Bin Laden’s already our operative, just get things into position
but the Taliban wanted a bigger percentage
(Our reaction) sand nigga please we allowed you to breathe
now take this carpet of gold, unless you want a flying carpet of bombs dropped on your homes, they refuse the offer
excellent, now here’s our opportunity to go ahead and immediately
enact our already laid out plan, this is what needs to be understood
I think it necessary that we momentarily lurk through the ‘Northwood’s
let me explain, ‘Project Northwood’s’, a very carefully pieced together blueprint
by the CIA and pentagon in 1962 to use commercial aircraft as weaponry
in which to bomb American city’s, blame it on Fidel and then go get they ass
but Kennedy explicitly rejected the draft, alright cool BLAOW
blow you out of the picture wit multiple sharp shooters
keep these files concealed somewhere will need them in the future
now back to the pipe dream, time to enact these schemes
before 2001 they had been getting ready for war son
load up this ammunition and target Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran
but wait, first we need a reason to strike
and the people have to believe that it’s right
hmm, let’s take our “Q” from say, the 3rd Reich
propaganda comes into play, a dramatically scripted version of doomsday
Michael Moore, a he’s a DJ
with vinyl made out of American soil, because he’s just scratching the surface
anybody I’ll tell you oils the primary purpose
and yes the 9/11 commission is full of bullshit dead ends and contradictions
of course they knew the attacks were coming, sounds of war drumming
so they allowed it to happen, but now imagine
what if they also enacted the action?
Oh now here comes that monster creeping out of those ‘Northwood’s’
and he is a metaphor for war, money, destruction, death, injustice, slavery
assassination, fake emancipation
his screams are the sounds of guns busting, war drum percussion
his claws are bullets that touch the skulls of Middle Eastern children
his saliva is bombs that drop upon innocent civilians
lasers shoot from his eyes like aircrafts and crash into American buildings
wit nuclear missiles attached to his shoulders
his breath blows death into the bodies of blind U.S. soldiers
and just when you thought it was over, the plot thickens
now listen, I need you to picture this deep docudrama they’ve written
because the version that was presented is pure fiction
the cut that got left on the pentagon editing room floor goes a little something like this
3 planes are prepared by military personnel capable of being remote controlled
1-a business jet loaded and ready to explode
2-an f-16 jet fighter and
3- a 767 painted to look like a United Airlines jet, cool the scene is set
as the four 9/11 planes featured in the official version take off the plot twist
turns while flight patterns cross as bleeps merge on radar screens and transponders are
turned off and all three planes are instructed to
turn off course
turn on your cell phones and send messages to your families
where under attack, but who’s the enemy?
picture all four planes landing at a military base somewhere in the American mid east
but now this is where it really gets deep
you see the ‘Northwood’s’ demon possesses so many different complexions
however it’s hard to tell his exact color due to the many possible tones of deception
but check it and peep the probable melanin method
all 3 imitation flights that crossed over and intercepted
the four official planes patterns, these represent the weaponry
first flight hits the north tower and the earth quakes
the second one hits the south tower and souls begin to shake
in the wake of an evil face the people can see fate react as buildings collapse
but wait, let’s actually go back and review the facts
steel beams were supposedly melted by ignited jet fuel that had already been consumed
and fires that had previously extinguished
smoldering smoke is supposed to melt steel ridiculous
we all might as well rock American Idiot shirts
as more troubling questions are unearthed
how did a plane hit the south tower at an angle but melt steel beams in its interior?
why did the south tower which was hit second collapse first?
why did 90 times the stock options in the world trade get sold off so rapidly?
just days before the planes hit at amounts never before witnessed?
why did eyewitnesses escaping the madness see bombs exploding inside both towers?
only to have their testimonies appear than suddenly disappear
erased by the face of the powers that be?
why do they keep trying to hide the facts?
why did big daddy Bush have breakfast
with Bin Laden’s brother on the morning of the attacks?
why did FEMA get there the night before?
and why did NORAD ignore all the signs?
or rather why were they to busy playing war games to react on time?
why were they instructed not to act?
even after it was evident that America was under attack?
Shit “why is the sky blue?
Why is water wet?
Why did Judas rat to Romans while Jesus slept?”
Babylon is burning due to extensive self destruction
shouldn’t take a rocket scientist or psychic to see exactly
who are the true culprits, this piece might as well be entitled
"Somebody Blew up America", the remix
and when the questions blend with the answers the results might make your stomach sick
so planes crash as bombs go off inside buildings causing them to collapse
while everyone freezes to watch and it seems as if the hands of time have stopped
a plane hits the pentagon and, disappears
no wings, no parts, no engine, no identifiable pieces, no luggage, no corpses
but of course where just supposed to remain in the dark and except what they tell us
with no questions asked, so when flight 93 gets shot down in Pennsylvania
eliminating living evidence to the evil plot
the general public decides to turn a blind eye and eat up the lies
with a side of freedom fries, oh it crashed in that big whole right there
even though residents of the area heard the brake in the sound barrier
from the military jets when they entered the vicinity of the airspace
BLAOW, easy, more expendable people and evidence erased
now let’s analyze who exactly are the true master minds behind the lies and destruction they showed you 19 mysterious faces of so called Arab terrorist plastered on your screen
leading you to believe that these are the radical fanatical Muslim fundamentalist
who committed the atrocious actions witnessed, yet get this
at least seven of them turned up still living
and four have never even been to the United States before
and that’s only from the reports that actually accidentally slipped through
Oh what a wicked plot we see has been weaved, but that ain’t even the half of it
see there’s much more to this mess, exactly 11 years before 9/11 on September 11 1990
Bush senior gives his “New World Order” address
but where still not done, September 11 2002
first anniversary of the atrocity the New York City lottery
came up 911, “now how’s that for a plot twist”
big brother is watching you son and they control this shit
and at anytime they are willing to send you a sign to make sure you don’t forget
and that’s still not it, September 11 1941
construction on the satanic pentagram known as the pentagon begun
hey yo you better listen close, they got you targeted in they scope
yea we trying to keep it alive, but there’s a hit out on hope
bloody hands composed with corrupt currency stay wrapped around your throat
and to them it’s just a joke
all we need is a bearded turban rocking scapegoat
and they’ll believe whatever Bush-shit we quote
even W himself said “you can fool some of the people
all of the time, and those are the ones we want to concentrate on” end quote
so let the frames of pain, flames and burning planes
re-emerge in your brain on continuous replay
forget the lines, bars, and stanzas
this is reality laid to the page, word to Sir Reigns
I’m spiting spoken essays, verbally mold the text until its contents visually illustrate
they say we got an accurate identification of evils face
but wait, D Chase already told you that
"it doesn’t take long to make a fake Bin Laden tape"
welcome to psychological warfare
the enemy is definitely an axis of evil
and its members have names like
George, Dick, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Sharon, Myers, Mossad and Blair
look at the nuclear rockets red glare, liberty bombs bursting in air
while mislead U.S. troops are dooped into early graves
out on the front line like mind dead slaves
are you insane, Alkaida ain’t got shit on the CIA
not even on the same level as the Illuminati
they after small change, truck bombs and such
they ain’t flying no planes, try to maintain
if Washington really wants to fight a ‘war on terrorism’
all they got to do is re-aim
cock those guns and turn them towards their own brains
"so let freedom ring, with a buckshot, but not just yet
first we need to truly understand the nature of the threat”
all you need to do is review their history
principles, practices, polices and atrocious philosophies
analyzed accurately and you’ll see
bloody patterns perpetrated by greedy money hunger savages
who are the most vicious consistent virus which lacks a prescription
I mean, Mr. Mizan already explained the aim behind the theory of
By-yo-terrorism, for it was by their terrorism
that men, women and children were labeled as less than animals and locked in chains nearly an entire race of natives slain
and the list goes on, rapeing, whipping, lynching
these accounts are simply madness in motion
I’m digging deep in you’ll shit, look at all the feces floating
like dead bodies in the ocean at Pearl Harbors provoking
I found your gun mother fucker and its smoking
from multiple shots fired, at Medgar, Kennedy, Malcolm, King and so many others
now let’s pack the inner city’s full of crack cocaine
and manufactured Aids, cause see for them to remain
as those who reign, their Pyramid structure has to be sustained
the hypocrisy of democracy’s deception kept intact
so they must insure that you’re on the bottom floor
therefore keeping their feet on your backs
upon analyzing their history you inevitably see a common theme
terror and terrorism, executed by master terrorist
so why should we as intelligent human beings
even doubt for one minute, their abilities
to construct and perform these meticulously manufactured dramatic scenes
I mean, in currency we trust, cause when money comes into the picture
people become expendable, as strange fruit grows from the bloody roots of evil
they waste human lives like aqua so witness the consistent slaughter
cause obviously oil is thicker than water
its either be a prisoner or patriot, and id rather not act
this is real life, use fire as ink and write poetry on the stars and stripes
spewing gasoline through my wind pipe, until companies are forced to drop their price
I’m asking, how many more innocent citizens and deceived U.S. military personnel
will have to be sacrificed, we’ve been in darkness long enough
all I’m trying to say is “let there be light”
“while black youth uses their bodies to shield bullets on blocks at night”
"Bin Laden didn’t blow up the projects, it was you nigga, tell the truth nigga"
"Bush knock down the towers"
and these thoughts have opened up a Pandora’s Box
with Baraka’s owl on the inside, his mind still filled with questions
but this time instead of exploding he’s imploding
imploding like two towers with bombs planted on each floor
Babylon is burning I say, perfect pretext for war
just script the people a made for news movie and watch the blood pour
let the monster out of the ‘Northwood’s’ lose
and feed him nourishment in the form of fake freedom
lies disguised as liberty and poison propaganda mislabeled as patriotism
waging an invisible ‘war on terrorism’ that lacks proof
sure, we think we saw
but, if seeing is believing, than show me the truth!
By: Raven Ekundayo, CLC
After taking a few weeks off, I return to everyone with homework for the week to come.
For the next week I want you to focus on communicating with your partner in regards to joint matters. If you’ve been together for a month or so, ask your partner how he/she feels about joint bank accounts, living together, etc. make sure they know it’s simply a question. For those who have been together longer, ask yourself if there’s anything that remains unresolved in the conversation with your partner and see if there’s a way the two of you can discuss it again, maybe leading to more clarity or understanding on both parts.
~ Love is a Legacy
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