Daily Archives: December 17, 2017

The Humanized God – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Gobekli Tepe - Artist's rendition of construction

Artist’s rendition of the construction of Gobekli Tepe (c. 12,500 to 10,000 B.C.E)
By Fernando G. Baptista/National Geographic Creative
Photo Credit: National Geographic Magazine

The second of my three-part series covers “Part Two: The Humanized God” of Reza Aslan’s book, God: A Human History. The author traces the development of organized religion with its pantheon of humanized gods from its birthplace in the Ancient Near East to Egypt, Greece, and Iran.

For almost two and a half million years, we were hunters-gatherers. Then, some 12,000 to 10,000 years ago, we settled down, built villages, and began growing our own food and rearing animals. The discovery of the temple at Gobekli Tepe (Potbellied Hill) in eastern Turkey, widely recognized as the earliest religious temple, suggests that the birth of organized religion may have precipitated this dramatic shift. Based on archeological records, we know that the first domesticated animals appeared in…

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Little Love Song – Lyrics & Music by Chris Prashad of Guyana

Little Love Song – Lyrics & Music by Chris Prashad of Guyana

Chris Prashad – Published on Dec 14, 2017
So you fell in love, got married and assumed that everything will be alright. You tried your best to improve your situation, all with very good intentions, but nothing seem to materialize the way you expect it to. Two souls deeply in love, or so it seemed, started life together with nothing.    Continue reading

Modern Slavery: How America’s prison factory works – By Albert Baldeo

MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN AMERICA

How America’s prison factory works

BY ALBERT BALDEO

Invictus

  •      Out of the night that covers me, 
  •       Black as the pit from pole to pole, 
  •      I thank whatever gods may be 
  •       For my unconquerable soul. 
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  •      In the fell clutch of circumstance 
  •       I have not winced nor cried aloud. 
  •      Under the bludgeonings of chance 
  •       My head is bloody, but unbowed. 
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  •      Beyond this place of wrath and tears 
  •       Looms but the Horror of the shade, 
  •      And yet the menace of the years 
  •       Finds and shall find me unafraid. 
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  •      It matters not how strait the gate, 
  •       How charged with punishments the scroll, 
  •      I am the master of my fate, 
  •       I am the captain of my soul. 

     -WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY      Continue reading

Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, and Why Black Women Can’t Say #MeToo

Russell Simmons, R. Kelly, and Why Black Women Can’t Say #MeToo

Shanita Hubbard | The New York Times

There’s an intersection in almost every hood that teaches young girls lessons about power, racism and sexism. In the projects, where I grew up, I had to pass it almost every day to get home from school.

This intersection is where some of the guys from the neighborhood would stand around, play music, trash-talk about which artist should hold the title of greatest rapper, and then, suddenly, turn into dangerous predators when young girls walked by.     Continue reading

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