My name is Erika but you will often see me go by Anaiis. I'm a graduate student majoring in Museum Studies and soon will be attending somebody's school for Egyptology. I am Afrocentric, a natural sista, a positive indivdual, etc. I love NeoSoul and R&B music, African and African American Art and Culture, etc. Also just in case you are wondering, I refer to myself as THE GODDESS because I believe I am a DIVINE individual and carry myself as such. We are all Gods and Goddesses in our own right. I hope my first blog can be entertaining, insightful, helpful, and encouraging to the masses...Anyway, enjoy
Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.
It is not a riot.
Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)
Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.
Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.
"This picture of Morehouse graduates drenched in rain yesterday has surprisingly caused quite a stir. Many are saying it’s indicative of Morehouse not having the money or common decency to implement a rain plan. If you see that when you look at this picture, I’m going to politely take the liberty to call you a cynic. To me this picture symbolizes the journey that so many black men endure everyday of their lives as they face countless obstacles yet continue to pursue success with unwavering determination. It is cynical to ignore the fortitude and thirst for knowledge in these men’s eyes for an opportunity to knock/shade/read Morehouse. Rain can’t stop the House, & life’s obstacles won’t stop these men…”