10-Year Sentence For Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

It is always so very sad to see a black man take the wrong path and later spend some of his life time in jail. Jail should not be a place where people want to take up residency.

I feel extremely sorry for him and his family.

Remember: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

Black America Web

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business.

The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and during his February trial.

Nagin was a political newcomer when he won election as New Orleans’ mayor, succeeding Marc Morial in 2002. He cast himself as a reformer and announced crackdowns on corruption in the city’s automobile-inspection and…

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Amazing Graduation Speech: The ABC’s of Life

My dearest I was going to share this video on my blog “Black Women Have It Going On” but the message was too powerful not to share with each of you.  This is a young man that is indeed well spoken and well read.  My hat is off to him!  His enthusiasm about life is truly contagious!  And I am delighted for his parents because of their son’s academic achievements.  But this is not to say I am not proud of each of you.

I just wanted to send you a note of inspiration and to remind you that I love you.

Enjoy!  And I pray you learn something from this outstanding graduation speech.

Love,
Mom

I Would Love Black Daughter-In-Laws . . .

Photo Taken By:  A. A. Harrison

Photo Taken By: A. A. Harrison

But I do not necessarily have to have them.

The girl in the photo is not your bother’s girl-friend.  She’s was just a teammate.

Last week a white man created a website searching for conditional love.  On his site he listed all these requirements.  Hey to each his own!  Well any-who-how, the below is what he wrote about the color of women he is and is not seeking:

I will not date a Black girl.  I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl.

However, I will date any other race, Hispanic, Mexican, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, European, White, whatever, anything except Black.

And according to Huffington Post this same guy stated earlier on his site that :  ‘I will not date a Black girl. I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl. And, I do not believe that Whites & Blacks should mix races sexually and have kids together. I think it’s ok for Whites & Hispanics. But not Blacks. I would NEVER, EVER, EVER date a woman if I found out she had EVER been sexually active with a Black man.’

Wow!  Right!  I’m sure you my son’s are wondering why am I writing to each of you about this man.  If I raised you correctly I’m hoping each of you are saying to self “Mom who cares.”

Honestly son’s I don’t care about how this man feels about dating black women.  I don’t even care about his views on who should and should not procreate.  The only thing this man did for my thinking is to make me question as your mom how did I raise my son to feel about dating outside of our black race.  And that’s it!

I feel this man is a sad man who was never put on a humane path.  It is clear he has never lived in an environment of unconditional love.  Therefore, the love he finds will be shallow as his relationship desires.  Other words, this poor guy will never find true love, unconditional love, and love that makes a man feel like a man and not some type of lap-dog.

As your mom this is what I want for you:  I want you to acknowledge something greater than the minute powers of man controls the Universe.  I want you to respect that something by acknowledging you and I call this mighty force God.  I want you to be happy.  I want you to be men with backbones and not mouse’s with fragile spines.  I want you to laugh more than you privately cry.  I want you to live financial fruitful lives.  I want you to live in the best neighborhoods.  I want you to live each day as if it was your last.  I want you to vacation often as time and monies permit.  I want to you to make better choices for your lives than I did for mines in every stage of life.  I want you to marry women of substance.  I want you to have children (should you want them).   I want you to unconditionally love those children.  I want you to be a better parent than I.  I want you to age gracefully.  But out of all the things I listed that I wish for you, the one thing I want most is for you to be happy.

Therefore, if you seek happiness you will find the perfect mate for you, as you realize color should not be the determining factor for finding unconditional love.  As your mom, that is not void of understanding the human want to be intimately loved by another, I can love any woman you choose.

Hugs and kisses,
Mom

P.S.  I forgot to write something very important.  Please don’t publicly make yourselves look foolish among the social network.  I do want people to think I did raise you to have some dignity.  –Mom

 

Vocabulary Mondays – hope

Oops! I forgot to share this blog post with you. Sorry! I wrote this several weeks ago but I wanted to remind each of you to never loose hope. Remember I love you no matter what.

Black Women Have It Going On

Word:  hope

Part of Speech:  noun

Meaning:  the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best

Word Usage:  To give up hope is to quit living.

In light of Lee Thompson Young’s death by suicide I have come to the conclusion people are loosing hope.  Hope gives the essence of our being a jump-start when everything seems bleak.  Hope lets us know we are not ready to check out of life.  Hope is the substance every soul craves during good and bad times.  Hope.  You can’t live without it!

So for those of you that are human, and sometimes find yourselves struggling with life’s trials and tribulations, I am sharing a few of my favorite Bible scriptures that gives me hope during the storms of life.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11

But they…

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Prayers of Black Women: How to Treat The Weak

Dearest I thought you would like to read what your mom had to say in her prayer today. Happy Sunday! Love Mom

Black Women Have It Going On

Let us not therefore judge one another any more:  but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.

Romans 14:13

Lord thank you for this day we have never seen before.  Everything within this day is new.  This day has started with no mistakes; it has given those that believe in you a new hope.

Lord this prayer concerns mans inhumanity to man.  Lord it feels as if the spirit of compassion has been taken from most parents, thus, leaving some humans empty shells when it involves the parent to child relationships.

Therefore, prayer is being offered for parents that can’t unconditionally love, provide, guide, protect and parent with friendly intentions their children. Lord, please help those parents understand that children are weak by comparison because they are kids.  Lord, please help those parents to understand that children are given…

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