Michelle Alexander says we need revolutionary love but btw Bernie’s great

revolutionary love
Source: Religion at University of Alabama
Michelle Alexander, attorney and celebrated author of The New Jim Crow, wrote a provocative article recently – Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote. This week, she shared a post on Facebook explaining why she’s not going to continue belaboring the Hillary v. Bernie argument. This is a lady who really knows how to elevate important issues above the noise and the point she makes is an excellent one: no matter what happens in the external world of politics, each of us needs to busy ourselves with the hard work of improving society. Ms. Alexander writes: read more

A thoughtful Jim Carrey promotes love over fear in short video

Jim Carrey speaks
Source: Screenshot from Jim Carrey’s The Meaning Video
In this sweet little video, actor Jim Carrey urges us to choose love over fear – and to have some fun with life. There are pictures of Jim sitting quietly and talking thoughtfully … he’s a surprisingly good looking and interesting man when not portraying characters that are dangerous, demented or disgusting. I enjoyed so much seeing this different side of a social icon whom frankly, I have often found disturbing.

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Obama falls in love with baby pope & his popemobile at White House Halloween

Obamas with baby pope
Source: wh.gov video
President Obama falls for the baby pope at this year’s Halloween White House celebration and names him the top prize winner. First Lady cleary likes Popini too :-). If you’re watching the video, caution: cute alert! Love Dad’s Men in Black outfit too.

This nice little video shows more 2015 White House Halloween fotos and gives the history of the celebration.

Hat tip to Cynthia Flood for the fabulous share.

Kasim Hafeez was raised to hate Jews and now defends Israel

Kasim HafeezKasim Hafeez is a man raised in a fundamentalist Muslim household to hate Jews and Israel, who had a complete reversal of sentiment, and now loves my people. He established StandWithUs 12 years ago, an NGO that educates people around the world about why Jews and Israel are worth supporting rather than bashing.

Watoto children honor Trayvon with hauntingly beautiful music video and original song

Watoto recreates Trayvon's walk


Watoto recreates Trayvon's walkThe loving and wonderfully talented young performers from Watoto from the Nile have produced a hauntingly beautiful song they call “Warning”. In their music video, the young people follow in the wake of Trayvon’s fateful footsteps as he walks to the 7-11, singing –

… Watoto here with a Warning … right now our Nation’s in mourning. Oh Martin Family, we’re with you … I put my hoodie oh I weeping … because this case is so misleading. We come together we must care … Trayvon Martin your spirit is in all of us. read more

Sign: In this house … we do family

In this house we do second chances, hugs, love, grace mistakes … we do family.
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Paulo Coelho. An accessible sage.

My current hero is Paulo Coelho. If you want access to a positive and empowering perspective on life that can be easily adopted by anyone breathing, take a look at his website and learn more about what Paulo does and says. Paulo’s a Brazilian guy possessed of a mountain stream of beautiful wisdom and comments, for example

The moment we set off in search of love, it sets off in search of us.

You ask if love wins over anything. The answer is yes if you don’t try to possess the subject of your love. read more