I find the idea of a community “owning” a word ludicrous, which is why I oppose the double standard regarding the acceptable use of the N-word. Before I go on, I want to assure readers that the actual word will not appear anywhere in this essay, even for reference purposes. The N-word is an awful slur, a venomous and emotionally laden epithet that has no place in our social vernacular.
Editor’s Note: This selected work is from my new chapbook, The Groundwork of Realization, available on Amazon ($0.99). Angels fall from the perch they were graced, Oversized crowns fall from the heads of kings, The world is a junkyard for the misplaced. All things lead to a valley of broken things. High hopes, lofty dreams, inflated egos, All come crashing down on those below. Heavy-handed disputes, frivolous pursuits, Turning men into brutes, Turning friends into foes, Sinking the world we know.
Global Goals Mapping, a new resource launched by Global Impact, Blackbaud, the Council on Foundations, and the Foundation Center, gives organizations a way to map their charitable contributions to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. SDGs are a set of 17 objectives that were adopted in 2015 by 193 countries as part of the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [PDF].
"And herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor,—all men know something of poverty; not that men are wicked,—who is good? not that men are ignorant,—what is Truth? Nay, but that men know so little of men." — W.E.B. Du Bois
@MAKERSwomen@FayrouzSaad@SaadforCongress Everyone please wake up to the Muslim threat. Don't be blinded by faux notions of diversity. It's the fastest growing religion and it's creeping into our government, prisons, and schools.
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