Friday, April 4, 2014

Forty-Acres & A John Deer

Forty-Acres & A John Deer

U.N. Report Chastises U.S. for Status of Native Population:
Where is the U.N. Report Chastising the U.S for its Status of African Americans, starting from the wronging of John Punch 1640 to the convict leasing laws of 1865, onward to the Jim Crow Laws of 1876, inciting the riotous destruction of Black Wall Street and other towns and cities in the red hot summer of 1919, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well the Redlining and Zoning Laws of the late 1970's and let us not forget the present Privatization of Prisons and other subject matters brought to light by Michelle Alexander’s Book "The New Jim Crow".
Slavery has not ended, inquire of the 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution or better yet examine U.S. drug laws and sentencing. Surely the U.N. can see as I see and recognize there is reason to chastise the U.S. on behalf of all descendants of enslaved Africans in America. Surely our timelines cross, as our bloodlines mix.  Did the U.N. not see us?
How could the U.N. Chastises on behalf of one and not the other.  Seems like a respect of persons or better stated a disrespect of persons.  Do not get me wrong I possess the lineage of the indigenous of America (proven) as well as the heritage of enslaved Africans in America, thus I am grateful for the United Nations chastisement of the U.S. on behalf of my Native American Families, for this gesture is long overdue.
However, it baffles me that the U.N. did not examine the timeline and validate the wrong besieged upon Africans in America and all their offspring, be-they Native & Black, White & Black or African & African-American.  It seems no-one other than African Americans (Black-Folks) are sending out the battle cry of restitution for services rendered, for centuries of free labor.
Black People have been the bottom man on the totem-pole, the foundation, the strong back, nibble fingers, and enduring labor, of American capitalism. The U.N. report submitted by James Anaya, United Nations Official to the U.S. Government Washington D.C. September 20 2012
Excerpt 1: "The Special Rapporteur concludes that indigenous peoples in the United States – including American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian peoples – constitute vibrant communities that have contributed greatly to the life of the country; yet they face significant challenges that are related to widespread historical wrongs, including broken treaties and acts of oppression, and misguided government policies, that today manifest themselves in various indicators of disadvantage and impediments to the exercise of their individual and collective rights.”
Now doesn’t this read like a slogan for “POST TRAUMATIC COLONIZATION, LAND-GRABBING and TRAIL OF TEARS SYNDROME”?
Not to take away from my Indigenous Family yet on behalf of my African-American roots, the question is how do they dismiss the plight of Black African-Americans?  [Black African-Americans too] "constitute vibrant communities that have contributed greatly to the life of the country; yet they face significant challenges that are related to widespread historical wrongs, including broken treaties and acts of oppression, and misguided government policies, that today manifest themselves in various indicators of disadvantage and impediments to the exercise of their individual and collective rights."  How do they not apply these very words to the disenfranchised African American (Black) People?
Perhaps no within the U.N. acquainted themselves with the works of Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome”. We as Africans in America are again overlooked.  No chastisement on behalf of the formally enslaved African-American Population, thus no reparations, no 40 acres and a mule, no newly revamped government policies or money earmarked for our disadvantages or ongoing impediments limiting the exercise of  our individual and collective rights.  The same 400 year study by the United Nations, which brought about the chastisement upon the United States, should also reflect our 400 years.
We the descendants of Africans brought to the America’s for chatteled enslavement go without mention, as our U.S. President Barack Obama has now earmarked funds and enacted policies that will improve the status of my Native American Families, leaving my African-American Families a contending under-class, as we the working classed and many of the imprisoned continue shoring-up capitalistic America;
I'm just asking?
Sincerely,
Sista SistaSister

Kim R. Daniel

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Are Our SmartTV's Watching Us?


Question? How many of us use our televisions in the privacy of our bedrooms? Now what if while watching television, it is watching you; literally... Once upon a time we were analog, and we loosely coined the phrase; "I laid down to watch television, but the television was really watching me". Well Ladies and Gents the phase is absolutely literal now! So watch your SmartTV's; literally.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chipati BKA Dough'Boy

 

I have possessed a life long infatuation for this perfect man. 

When he is present, the room fills with his aroma,
Leading to visions of intoxicating consumption.
The very moment he touches my lips,
I moan, feasting on his warm, moist, tenderness.
He is true to his nature.  His influence is bad on me…
In his quiet possessiveness he clings to me,
Riding my derriere and my hips as I sashay through the streets.
In the evenings he called for me.  Like a late night lover I would creep;
Just a love sick marionette I danced his dance night after night,
Before lying down to sleep.  Then one day I woke to learn,
There was two-hundred and thirty pounds of me…
Now 40 pounds lighter, He and I are but distant friends.
He is no longer welcomed in my home ever again. 
Although from time to time when dinning with friends, He and I do meet;
With his aromatic fragrance tempting me. 
It's at these moments we do creep, but he cannot and will not come home with me,
Regardless how much honey butter loving he sticks to me…. 
©April 26 2010 Kim Daniel/IDreamNWords.com

Monday, June 17, 2013

As My Garden Grows...

Many of you don't know this, but I am fulfilling one of my hearts desires, I have always, always, always desired to have my very own garden... In my imagination; I dwell on the outskirts of some rural southern town, where everybody knows my name or at least my face. 


My piece of heaven on earth is 5 acres squared, prime organic property with its on lake or fresh water fish pond, and an acre and a half dedicated to my aquaponic-greenhouse stocked with fresh gold tilapia, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables, all year round.

My home is nontraditional yet possessing 3 stories with an attic/loft and a cellar, both livable... from my 3rd story viewing deck, I can view the entirety of my land.  





The fields are planted, making ready for a summer of watermelon, snap peas and good ole collard greens sold by the road side.  

In my imagination, I teach my children and children's children to be self sufficient and self reliant leaning, depending and trusting one another;

My granddaughters, nieces, nephews and cousins (all in the same age range) visit me every spring and summer, aiding me in our fields of flowers, fruit trees and high bed vegetable gardens planted just outside the aquaponic greenhouse.


I also teach them the best gift of all after LOVE, is ownership and possession of land.  Land that will be be passed from generation to generation, whole, healthy and productive land. 

My children and my children’s children will understand by love we feed the heart and with land we feed the body; for both are needed for survival.  



However, for now, my imagination must take a back seat to my reality…  For now my garden consist of two large planters of blossoming tomatoes, two small planters of  budding peppers, and many seedlings of cucumbers, Swiss chard, and beets incubating; with hopes I have not planted them too late. 


Y'all, although my garden is a 3x4 foot space on my apartment balcony in downtown St. Louis, I am still fulfilling my heart’s desire, for my desire is to grow my very own garden. 


 Self sufficiency and self reliance is the lesson I desire to instill in my children, as well as an understanding that land is the greatest commodity on earth.  I wish I had known and acted on this knowledge much earlier in life, nonetheless it is what it is.

I will teach the lessons of land ownership to my children and teach them to hold on tight and never let go... pay the land to the next generation... their children’s children and so on.

Good folks feed the soul and good land grows the food which feeds the multitudes.

SistaSistaSister

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Time And Chance Which Happeneth To Them All.



Oklahoma Tornado May 20, 2013; Poem written by Kim Daniel/ SistaSistaSister, in response to an image posted by NBC News Slides Titled: Tornado Ravage Plains:


Photo #36: Gene Tripp sits in his rocking chair at the spot where his home stood, before it was destroyed by a tornado in Oklahoma City on May 20.


It is hard to phantom the emotions which surge through the brain of one who has lost all they have ever gained; how does one who has grown old in age, rebuild a life that was so suddenly changed; and although ones-life-force yet remains, that once strapping young lad has now seen decades. 
The world he built has blown away, and to him, what does one say?  Insurance may or may not pay, rebuilding may or may not be, so what type of will, will it take to keep moving onward day to day.   A verse comes to me, and I paraphrase, “I returned and saw under the sun, it is not always to the swift the race is won, it is not always to the strong the battle goes, and bread is not always given to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, and last but not least, favour is not always given to men of skill."  

No, I returned and saw it is time and chance which happeneth to them all.  So again I ask, what does one say to him whose world has blown away; what does one say?  All you can say is pray tomorrow is another day. 
©2013 by Kim Daniel/SistaSistaSister

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NO MAN WANTS AN IGNORANT WOMAN...



One thing I overheard my father say one day was, "NO MAN WANTS AN IGNORANT WOMAN." I was eleven when I first heard those words and that day I made a list of books I would read and learn. First on my list was my library of Encyclopedia Britannica books, which I begged my mother to buy a year earlier, next was my King James Bible, and then my mothers library of child psychology books, astronomy books, and social science books (at the time my mother was in college studying child psychology, that in itself yielded me many interesting reads).  I read every book on my list cover to cover.  When I bored with one book I would switch to another, adding variety to my daily reading regimen. In my mind, I would never be one of those IGNORANT WOMEN; I overheard my Daddy speaking of... Sista


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Grown Women Goals




I saw this out there and had to share. Although I may not agree with the language, I certainly understand the concept. My question is why do you think that we see so many folks without money or lack of ...placing their money on things of no real value. Example, someone buying an expensive car when they live with someone else. Another one, women spending $300-400 on hair when they have spend nothing on educating their children. This is a real issue with real psychological factors. What are your thoughts?

My sentiments exactly... Priorities... It is our priorities that have gone amiss... Wealth is determined by assets, not gucci, prada, dooney & bourke, bmw, tommy hilfiger etc... NO!!! Assets are stocks bonds shares and most importantly property meaning LAND!!!  If we cease to make the rich richer, trying to impress one another, then we could use our capital; meaning money, to invest in our future and the future of our children's, children.  With the acquisition of LAND we could turn this globe on its axis... Remember, we as a class of people (not to say this subject is black or white) more specifically women, have made wigs, hair pieces, and weave a 9 billion dollar industry... so surely once we have our priorities straight, we could be the head and not the tail...  How does Proverbs31:10-31 read? More specifically Proverbs 31:16; let us recapitulate this entry... "She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. What or we planting, is it long term debt or long term prosperity..... Just something to ponder... Sista

My Thought for the Day Copyright © 2010


Sometimes we stumble;
Sometimes faith is betrayed;
Sometimes the mistakes we make
are the stones it takes, to build a pathway to the person we will be. Remember we are ever becoming.
(January 08, 2010)

Wisdom is the prerequisite of perfecting love,
Truth is the prerequisite of revealed wisdom,
If there is no truth, there is no perfecting love.
Seek truth, wisdom and love will follow.
(January 10, 2010)

"When I fall, whether I be friend or foe, stretch forth, help me, dust me off, and send me on my way in love." Yes, Love... The action that surpasses all understanding... The force, that creates forgiveness, in the mist of derision. The virtue, that gives all fallen souls the ability to journey on... and to the sender (the forgiver who's been wronged) the ability to heal, and also grow on.
(January 11, 2010)

Every Today was once a Tomorrow,
Every Tomorrow will become Today…
What will you do Today, to influence your Tomorrow?
(January 18, 2010)

Turn down the thermostat! Stop expelling valuable energy! Winterize your heart! Insulate the warmth of your spirit, and conserve yourself (your being) for those who acknowledge your wroth.
(January 23, 2010)

My thought for today is a reflection of something my mother always said, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and well meaning people, who never got around to proving the thoughts of their heart". (February 6, 2010)

The grass always looks greener on the other side, but don’t climb the fence, the dog bites, the cat scratches, and the owner is a jack ass.
(February 7, 2010)

I would hate to wander through the desert of hope, hungry, only to find the fig tree barren.
(February 10, 2010)

What is adequate for one can be inadequate for another, time reveals what is. (February 17, 2010)

We are all more than we believe, if we merely believe.
(February 26, 2010)

To be unpredictable, for some is a challenge of intellect.
To be conventional, for some is deifying creativity.
To be absolutely unique, is a freedom we all seek, at various levels. (February 27, 2010)

We view photo's, we read blogs and status', we agree or disagree, we like or dislike, we study, examine and respond, based on our perceptions of what we believe is communicated and revealed, What you see is not always what you get.
There are times we should use our prudent minds, to take another look, there could be more than what meets the eye.
(March 7, 2010)

Things don't always End Well,
Yet its well they ended.
(March 17, 2010)

Women, we are always told, we talk to much, so men created Facebook, Texting & Twitter, to teach us to be direct and to the point. Please say it in 140 - 420 characters or less…
(March 18, 2010)

S H I N E !!! Even in your darkness shine.
Those who need your light will see it. S H I N E!!!
(March 20, 2010)

Selfishness will tax any relationship, and chronic selflessness taxes the individual.
(March 27, 2010)

Many of us read to locate, take note of, or memorize, that which has been taught unto us. Some of us study to gather information of that which is written, and has been taught unto us, with no intention of questioning its validity.
Others of us locate, take note of, memorize, gather information and are able to rightly divide the written and spoken word, which has been taught unto us, and there confirming or denying its validity. Wisdom is seeking beyond what is taught or understood, to affirm truth.
(March 29, 2010)

We are taught in childhood, not to question, our parents, our elders, and those deemed to have religious authority over us... We are not to lean to our own understandings, and if we find ourselves of another opinion, we are told it is the devil. Therefore withstanding our failure, our unwillingness, our fear to question, that which is questionable, we adhere to a belief passed down but never scrutinize by those we looked to for guidance. We pledge servitude to a belief we ourselves struggle to comprehend, and in so doing, we vaguely acknowledge the God-ness, the creative force within ourselves… (Greater is he that is within U than he that is in the world. (The world meaning, outside of U.)
(March 30, 2010)

Misery loves company, and hurt people hurt people. If folks fail to take the time needed to heal, they will always repeat the cycle of pain. I have found love means different things to different folks, so we must find our definition of love, and apply it as we await the arrival of that mate, whom shares the same definition of love as ourselves.
“Can two walk together, except they agree" Amos 3:3
(March 31, 2010)

Normal isn't fun....
Sanity has no adventure... and when U go crazy,
there are no valid excuses... I'm staying crazy...
(April 24, 2010)

Not every Hello is permanent,
and not every Goodbye forever...
time is the common denominator.
(April 29, 2010)

Allergies are like sucker punches,
there aren't any warnings,
and you're never prepared....
(May 3, 2010)

There must be balance… as you will learn;
your success is no more superior than your greatest failure.
(May 4, 2010)

Reggie Arnold THOUGHT: you have to love some people from a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng distance. Help yourself before you extend too far, there may not be enough rope left..
(May 8, 2010)

God always places the answer within us...
We must be still enough to hear, and wise enough to listen....
(May 18, 2010)

soap & water don't make U clean..
it just makes U washed...
so watch U'r deeds...
(May 27, 2010)

Love at first, second or third sight is possible.
For U determine the love u will give...
U determine the barriers or limitations U will set.
We don't love because we think others will love us,
We love because we so desire to do so,
Despite whether we are loved in return.
Love at first sight simply means I choose to love this person despite their willingness or lack thereof to love me back...
I will love without seeking a return...
I Love u because I can.
(June 28, 2010)

All Life's lessons can't be learned in a day,
so slow down and pace yourself,
it's not that kind of race. ~Sista
(July 27, 2010)

It would seems at some point we should graduate
from believing to knowing...
Are U ready for your cap and gown?
(July 27, 2010)

Wine is a necessity... for relaxing conversation... :)
(July 29, 2010)

One should not work to maintain faith,
If you’re working, you are working in fear,
For faith and knowing, just is.
Copyright © Kim Daniel
(July 30, 2010)

If you’re giving to get,
You’re not giving, you’re lending.
(August 10, 2010)

Baby stepping to my forward motion....
Hope the train don't leave the station fo' I get there...
(August 18, 2010)

One of the most amazing encounters is watching my thoughts manifest before my eyes...
I am grateful
(September 3, 2010)

Rummaging through the closets of my memory, I found U.
Just like old times, we laughed and smile, and joke for awhile, then the phone rang, and guest what, it was U... (September 29, 2010)

Wisdom can sometimes look crazy, and looks can sometimes be deceiving. (October 22, 2010)
resolve to LOVE Unconditionally

Living In A Stream Of Possibilities