Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Christopher ComeBusUs Day!

This morning I would have been up at 5:30 am to get ready to go to school.  Instead I slept in, had a great breakfast and completed a few chores.  It is nice to have a long weekend from time to time but this holiday doesn’t mean much more to me. In fact, the principle behind this holiday is disheartening.  Each year on the second Monday of October, Christopher Columbus and his invasion in the West is celebrated as a federal holiday.  Some school districts, federal institutions and banks are closed for Columbus Day.  Though memorialized for the first time in 1972 in New York City, Columbus day became a federal holiday under President Roosevelt.  We really need to rethink this day and which honors the tragic and brutal annihilation of the indigenous people who were “so called” discovered.

Below is a link for the Native America Rights Fund. This is a non profit that provides assistance for tribes, individuals and organizations. They also post information about events and ways to donate.


Black Girls Run Atlanta!

Last night my sister came over and told us about a group she has been running with called Black Girls Run.  She demanded that we wake up early to meet her at the starting point by 7 a.m.  I like to sleep in on the weekends but not this morning.  My mother woke up around 5:45 a.m. and I was up just a few minutes after.  (She is visiting for a few weeks. YEAY!)  We got our sweats on and grabbed some fruit.  Then jumped in the car and met the other ladies in the running group.  The air was brisk, the roads were clear and we were in a half sleep state awaiting our 3 mile run.  Which at 7 in the morning seems like 300 miles.  Especially since none of us had worked out in a while.  Upon arrival we noticed my sister followed by about 50 other cars that filled the parking lot.  Then it was time to run.  Just before receiving our route I counted approximately 75 (black girls).  It was so amazing to see so many beautiful women of all ages gathered to run this Saturday morning.  We hit the pavement together then branched off to our 3, 5 and 7 miles journeys to fitness.  Within one hour all of us had completed our respective runs.  I completed 3 miles.  As we gathered to cheer each other on at the finish line a huge 18 wheeler passed by, blowing his loud Mack truck horn and threw up the peace sign…  a sign of respect to the sweaty sistahs.  What a great way to start the day! To find out more information about Black Girls Run check out their blog at

If you are in the Atlanta area check out the Facebook page

Here’s to your health!

Occupy The Nation

Occupy Wall Street was formed to draw attention to the role powerful financial interests played in wreaking havoc on America’s economy. “The participation of every person, and every organization, that has an interest in returning the US back into the hands of its individual citizens is required.”

Occupy Wall Street is a “leaderless resistance movement” orchestrated through Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools. The Twitter hashtags #OccupyWallStreet and #TakeWallStreet lit up with coordination messages and solidarity tweets.


Look at the links below and join your city’s occupation movement and take back your freedom!  And remember to keep it peaceful.  Viva la rEVOLution!



@OccupyWallSt (New York, NY)           LIVESTREAM

@OccupyWallStNYC (New York, NY)     LIVESTREAM

@OccupyInfo (New York, NY)               LIVESTREAM

@Occupy_Boston (Boston, MA)           LIVESTREAM

@OccupyBaltimore (Baltimore, MD)

@Occupybuffalo (Buffalo, NY)            

@OccupyVermont (Vermont)

@OccupyBGM  (Binghamton, NY)

@OccupyUtica (Utica, NY)

@OccupyIthaca (Ithaca, NY)

@occupyhrva (Hampton Roads, VA)

@OccupyPhilly (Philadelphia, PA)

@OccupyRichmond (Richmond, VA)

@OccupyKSt  (Washington, DC)

@OccupyNewark  (Newark, NJ)

@OccupyProv (Providence, RI)

@occupypitt (Pittsburgh, PA)


@OccupyMaine (Portland, ME)

@OccupyNewHaven (New Haven, CT)

@OccupyHartford (Hartford, CT)


@OccupyChicago (Chicago, IL)             LIVESTREAM

@OccupyMadison  (Madison, WI) 

@OccupyCincy  (Cincinnati, OH) 

@OccupyMilwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

@occupygreenbay (Green Bay, WI)

@OccupyMemorial  (Kansas City, MO)  LIVESTREAM

@OccupyKC (Kansas City, MO)             LIVESTREAM

@occupywichita  (Wichita, KS)

@OccupyMN (Minnesota)

@OccupyMpls (Minneapolis, MN)

@OccupyCleveland (Cleveland, OH)

@OccupySTL (St. Louis, MO)

@OccupyAppleton (Appleton, WI)

@OccupyCOMO (Columbus, MO)

@OccupyIndy (Indianapolis, IN)

 @OccupyFortWayne  (Fort Wayne, IN)  

@OccupyOsu  (Oklahoma State University)

@OccupyYoungstow (Youngstown, OH)

@OccupyTulsa (Tulsa, OK)

@OccupyToledo (Toledo, OH)

@OccupyIowa  (Des Moines, IA)

@OccupyDetroit21 (Detroit, MI)

@OccupyStJoseph (St. Joseph,MO)


@OccupyLexKy  (Lexington, KY)

@OccupyLou (Louisville, KY)

@OccupyBham (Birmingham, AL)

@OccupyNOLA (New Orleans, LA)        LIVESTREAM

@OccupyCharlotte (Charlotte, NC)

@OccupyRaleigh (Raleigh, NC)

@OccupyHouston (Houston, TX)          LIVESTREAM

@occupyarkansas (Arkansas)

@OWSAtlanta (Atlanta, GA)

@Occupy_N_GA_now (Northern Georgia)

@occupycolumbus (Columbus, GA)

@OccupySavannah (Savannah SC)

@OccupyAustin (Austin, TX)                LIVESTREAM

@OccupyFlorida (Florida) 

@OccupyTampa (Tampa, FL)

@OccupyNashville (Nashville, TN)

@OccupyMiami (Miami, FL)

@OccupyJax (Jacksonville, FL)

@OccupyOrlandoFL (Orlando, FL)

@OccupyTallie (Tallahasee, FL)

@OccupyPensacola (Pensacola, FL)

@OccupySarasota (Sarasota, FL)

@OccupyGvilleFL (Gainesville, FL)

@OccupyPSL (Port St. Lucie, FL)

@OccupyAVL (Asheville, NC)

@OccupyNCGBORO (Greensboro, NC)

@OccupySanAnto  (San Antonio, TX)

@occupyelpaso (El Paso, TX)

@OccupyClarksvil (Clarksville, TN)

@OccupyCHA  (Chattanooga, TN)

@OccupyKnoxville (Knoxville, TN)

@OccupyJackson (Jackson, MS)

@OccupyColumbia (Columbia, SC) 

@OccupyFlorence (Florence, SC)

@OccupyHsv (Huntsville, AL)


@OccupySacto (Sacramento, CA)

@OccupyDenver  (Denver, CO)

@Occupy_SEATTLE (Seattle, WA) 

@OccupyWA  (Olympia, WA)

@OccupyTacoma  (Tacoma WA)

@OccupySanJose (San Jose, CA)

@OccupySantaCruz (Santa Cruz, CA)

@Occupyportland (Portland, OR)           LIVESTREAM

@occupyeugene (Eugene, OR)

@OccupySF (San Francisco, CA)            LIVESTREAM

@OccupyLA (Los Angeles, CA)              LIVESTREAM

@OccupyLasVegas (Las Vegas, NV)       LIVESTREAM

@OccupyReno (Reno, NV) 

@occupyphoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

@OccupyTucson (Tuscon, AZ)

@OccupyCSU (California State University)

@occupy_slc  (Salt Lake City)

@OccupyBurque (Albuquerque, NM)

@OccupySantaFe (Santa Fe, NM)

@OccupyRiverside (Riverside, CA)

@OccupySR (Santa Rosa, CA)

@OccupySpokane (Spokane, WA)

@OccupyHawaii (Hawaii)


@OccupyToronto (Toronto, ON)

@OccupyVancouver (Vancouver, BC)

@OccupyOttawa (Ottawa, ON)

@OccupyWinnipeg (Winnipeg, MB)

@OccupyVictoria (Victoria, BC)

@OccupyNB (New Brunswick)

@OccupyNS (Halifax, NS)

@OccupyHalifax (Halifax, NS)

@OccupyMontreal (Montreal, QB)

@OccupyYEG (Edmonton, AB)

@OccupyPEI  (Prince Edward Island)


@OccupyMCR  (Manchester)

@OccupyGlasgow (Glasgow)

@OccupyEdinburgh (Edinburgh)

@OccupyStAndrews (St. Andrews)

@OccupyLondon (London)

@OccupyBelfast (Belfast)

@OccupyNorwich (Norwich)


@occupySYDNEY (Sydney)

@OccupyPerth (Perth)

@OccupyBrisbane (Brisbane) 

@OccupyMELBOURNE (Melbourne)

@OccupyAdelaide (Adelaide)


@occupyadam (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

@OccupyDenHaag (The Hague, Netherlands)

@OccupyRotterdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

@OccupyParis (Paris, France)

@OccupySwiss (Zurich, Switzerland)

@OccupyDublin (Dublin, Ireland)

@OccupyLjubljana   (Ljubljana, Slovenia)  LIVESTREAM

@occupybrussels (Brussels, Belgium)

@OccupyFrankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany)


@OccupyTokyo (Tokyo)


@OccupyTijuana (Tijuana, Mexico)

 @OccupyBrazil (Brasilia, Brazil)

@OccupyArgentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina