Descendants of Dr. Frederick Douglass Recite His July 4th Speech

“I think it is important that we celebrate Black joy and Black life. And that we remember that change is possible, change is probable, and that there is hope.” – Isidore Dharma Douglass Skinner, a descendant of Dr. Fredrick Douglass   Original post from NPR found here:  VIDEO: Frederick Douglass’ Descendants Deliver His ‘Fourth Of July’ Speech.

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Happy Independence Day!

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle Today, I celebrate my freedom – my freedom to speak or remain silent; and my freedom to choose sides or remain neutral. I celebrate my freedom from addictions, from abuse, from insanity, and from illness. I celebrate my freedom to boldly, and unashamedly announce my Christianity. Today, I am a proud American.

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A Proud American

Last night my nation received word that Osama Bin Laden had been found in a mansion, killed, and dropped in the bottom of the ocean.  I learned of all these things from a friend. My daughter was distraught by the killing. She just didn’t believe it was right for us to go over there, get him, and kill him. “What about HIS people?” she said. Her response reminded me of a past conversation I had with

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