Inspirational Fridays: Keshia’s Choice

Keshia ThomasPicture of the Week:  Was featured on Interracial Dating with the below words:

When Keshia Thomas was 18 years old in 1996, the KKK held a rally in her home town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hundreds of protesters turned out to tell the white supremacist organization that they were not welcome in the progressive college town. At one point during the event, a man with a SS tattoo and wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a Confederate flag ended up on the protesters’ side of the fence and a small group began to chase him. He was quickly knocked to the ground and kicked and hit with placard sticks.

As people began to shout, “Kill the Nazi,” the high school student, fearing that mob mentality had taken over, decided to act. Thomas threw herself on top of one of the men she had come to protest, protecting him from the blows. In discussing her motivation after the event, she stated, “Someone had to step out of the pack and say, ‘this isn’t right’… I knew what it was like to be hurt. The many times that that happened, I wish someone would have stood up for me… violence is violence – nobody deserves to be hurt, especially not for an idea.”

Thomas never heard from the man after that day but months later, a young man came up to her to say thanks, telling her that the man she had protected was his father. For Thomas, learning that he had a son brought even greater significance to her heroic act. As she observed, “For the most part, people who hurt… they come from hurt. It is a cycle. Let’s say they had killed him or hurt him really bad. How does the son feel? Does he carry on the violence?”

Mark Brunner, the student photographer who took this now famous photograph, added that what was so remarkable was who Thomas saved: “She put herself at physical risk to protect someone who, in my opinion, would not have done the same for her. Who does that in this world?”

Keshia’s choice was to affirm what some have lost.
Keshia’s choice was human.
Keshia’s choice was hope.”

A Mother’s Love: Jeremy Meeks Greatest Supportor

To his mother, you are the reason these types of guys keep committing crimes. Stop babying your son and being an enabler! Nobody goes to jail for tattoos. Stop with the sob story about the job and kid. If he cared SO MUCH about his job and kid he’d stop committing crimes. Let him serve his time and learn a lesson. You’re being unjust to your son by not letting him pay the consequences for his actions. Let him grow up and take accountability! Raise money for starving kids and stop conning people into posting your criminal sons bail.

 

Photo take from:  Free Jeremy Meeks
Photo take from: Free Jeremy Meeks

Jeremy Meeks’ story is the tragic story about a young man’s life hanging in the balance.  It’s a story that has left many American’s clueless about why his mother is asking for donations to pay for her son’s legal expenses.  It’s a story that has made women (and probably some men) make fools of themselves in social media settings.  But what make this a truly sad story are the cruel words written to a mother that is trying to give her son another chance.

Let me first say this, I’m not supporting the cause but I understand a mother’s love.

I must admit when I saw his picture, I thought he was good-looking!  His blueish-gray eyes go well with his caramel skin tone.  His facial profile is defined with hard masculine outlines; while his lips are the right size of thickness for kissing all night long.  He was indeed blessed by God to be eye-candy for the women.  And, let’s just say the young pup took this old and very season woman back to her fun filled days of youth for a moment.  But then reality sunk in and said, “Wait!  There’s gotta be more to this man than just his looks!”

So, I began to research the newest pretty face to fame.  And what I learned about him was this:  he had a criminal past, he spent time in prison, he once lived in Washington, he has a tear underneath his left eye, he has all sorts of tats, he is married, he has a son, he got caught in a car with known gang members along with firearms and ammo, his bail was set for $1,000,000, his mom says her son has changed his life, he is innocent and was on his way to work.

Bail!  $1,000,000!  Wow!

Now why is his bail set for $1,000,000?!!!  Don’t you think a million dollar bail is a lot of money for just a nobody that was on his way to work?  Why was he driving a car with firearms and ammo knowing his situation?  Com’on!  This is no kid of teens!  Don’t you think a man of 30 that has served time in prison is acquainted with the ways of the world?  As why a logic person would ask why were his passengers gang affiliated?  Why was he seen leaving a house that was under surveillance?  And what was it being surveillance for?  Whose car was he was driving?  Because if the car belong to another, why didn’t he catch the bus to work?  And what’s up with the teardrop underneath the corner of his eye?  Why haven’t the name of his employer or his profession been released?  I mean a list of questions could go on and on about his arrest.  But . . .

What makes people feel justified in judging his mother?  Why do people feel she’s the reason for his poor decision making skills at 30 years old?  And what does the commenter mean by “these types of guys?”

A mother’s love is a mother’s love.  It was created before children were placed into wombs. It has no boundaries on how it will protect its young.  It sometimes goes without questioning and often makes mistakes in well doing.  Honestly, it throws out logic when caring for its young.  But nevertheless it is still a mother’s love.

The Prayer’s of Black Women: Overcoming Infidelity

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. ~Matthew 19:6

Artist:  Henry Lee Battle
Artist: Henry Lee Battle

Whisper your heavenly love to the wounded soul oh Lord.  Heal broken hearts with your divine touch.

For again someone feels they have fallen short of your glory by not guarding their heart.  Lord replace their sorrow with joy.  Because in all sincerity they thought they were doing what you expected of them as spouses; and as a result of truly trusting their loved ones their hearts were broken by infidelity.

Their spouses silence, without complaint, lead them to believe all was well with the their lives as a couple and as a family.  But as infidelity deeds are and were being uncovered the illusion of perfect relationships and family units are being destroyed.

Lord, please help the victims of infidelity in this delicate moment; as you spiritually work on their companions moral values by cutting away relationship deceptions and replacing spiritual corruption with Fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Strengthen these victims Lord with your words, presence and unconditional love.  Give them the ability to forgive quickly.  As you sustain their marriage with the bonds of holy commitment.  So that both will continue nurturing a lasting matrimony.  Lord quiet inner turmoil of shame, anger, deception, hopelessness, selfishness, disappointment, lack of trust, and the feelings of loss by replacing each emotion with love and understanding.  Amen

Your Loving Daughter ~Annette