The H3O/Art of Life Blog
Breaking News: Give Me a Break
Updated: Oct 6, 2020
By Dr. Gloria Latimore-Peace
Presented by Omni-University
It has come to pass that everyday, all day, we are bombarded with [heart]-breaking news. The powers-that-be in control of the "masked" media just can't seem to wait to cast shadows on all the days "the Lord hath made", thus, intensifying our struggle to "rejoice and be glad in [them]." Whatever the events designed and designated to be reported, nothing appears to be more devastating than the graphic accounts of the death and destruction of the land and people of color of these "United" States which appear to be coming apart at the seams. It is because of the absence of unity, that there is "No Justice, No Peace." And, what makes matters worse is the destabilizing effect or this prolonged barrage on a nation that is so perilously "off its square". "Good news" that manages to break through the channels of communication is often short- lived as it is offset by the daily accounts by our friends, neighbors, and family members of the troubles of the befallen- including themselves. Thus, no matter how hard we try to maintain a positive attitude, by avoiding the electronic "bad news venues", we can't help but hear it "through the grapevine." Someone, somewhere, is always willing to assure we get a daily dose of drama including the grim predictions of things that have not yet come to pass. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!- from this "Breaking News" whose apparent main function is to break us down, to reduce us to impotent dis-Spirited people who have No Thing and nowhere to turn for relief of our suffering from the deluge of Mis-, Dis-, Laundered-, and "Played down" information. We know, without a doubt, that we ought not to rely on "designer" news outlets for authentic information.To paraphrase The Real Notorious B.I.G, "If you don't know, now you [ Still] don't know." What we do claim should not be entrusted to the "you know them"- media giants- but, rather our knowledge must be filtered through the lens of our triumph over the ACT, The Atlantic Captive Trade, also known as the "slave trade". Although our story has been ignored "obscured and omitted "1 from his-story books, the good news is that it has been preserved through eye-witness and researched accounts many of which are in the sacred writings.2 What we know for sure is that these resources can serve as our anchor, "our amour and our weapons, will hell us to win any battle we may face."3
You are invited to watch "Community Preparedness: "It's Armour Time, Part 1".
Blognotes: 1. Ancestor Dr. Margaret T.G. Burroughs, "What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black:...?" 2(a) Reverend Walter A. McCray, "The Black Presence in the Bible..." 2(b) Theron Williams, "The Bible is Black History" 3. Op Cit, Burroughs