I took this photo when driving from Cincinnati to Chillicothe, Ohio where my friends Kerry and Mike were living at the time. Its all of the inbetween places that I find the most fascinating here in America, how much they seem to remain untouched by the rest of the world. Although that is most likely changing now. The world has gotten so much closer. And maybe thats one of the reasons why people living there are struggling so hard to return to an earlier time, albeit a time full of repression, bigotry and hatred. Most people fear change. But the world will always progress on, whether we like it or not. And thats a great thing. So in that sentiment, God Bless America Chickenor Ham. #godblessamerica#sign#middleamerica#ohio#chickenorham#parkinglot#dusk#picoftheday
TELL ME THIS!?
How did 2 average kids from small town, middle America do it? How did two kids with average educations pull it off? One of us failed to graduate nursing school on time, the other was asked to drop out of Spanish class in HS, but they still made it. One was demoted from the sales floor at the Buckle store because they couldn’t sell a single piece of clothing, the other was told there was no way you would graduate college. 2 average kids, one who grew up dirt poor, the other not much above that dirt floor.
I sit here today thinking about these questions i was asked to speak on and i couldn’t help but get a lil emotional about. These questions are running through my head as I stare at the 3 beautiful girls who run around laughing, knowing they would never see what others said about us. I look at the 3 paid for vehicles we have in the garage and feel blessed. I think about how close we are to paying off this house in full and being 💯 debt free. I look back to last April when I walked away from a job who refused to let me take time off with my family ✌🏼 Our kids will never watch these 2 people QUIT or GIVE UP because times get hard!I think about the life that our kids will have, but one thing they will NEVER see is two below average adults give up on their dreams of freedom to do life how they see fit. A way of life that most are afraid to seek because of what their mom, their father or siblings will say about them.
I WILL NEVER FORGET THIS - In the 5th grade my English teacher wrote in my yearbook “Dean, take the road less traveled and it will lead to a lifetime of happiness.” -Mrs. T! I had no idea what the hell she was talking about then, little did i know she was actually predicting my future!
NO MORE Killing our Mothers , Sons , Men and Daughters with Impunity.. We all as a People and Community dictate what's gonna be acceptable & as a whole need to hold the world accountable for these Hate & War crimes against #POC of all Creed. There is a open and evident agenda against our #People. and If You not #woke to wassup, at this point .. You're Not Who I'm talking To.
I'm talkin to My people Aware of Their Surroundings & Society. People who are just as fed up with the system as I Am. I'm over a system that rigs our elections, detaches you from your #culture and attempts to #Sell it back to us, a system that benefits of poverty and lack , a #American /World system that gave You a president that got us into 3 Wars that been going on for 10 + Years and " #allegedly " perpetrated one of the biggest #Terrorist events in National history against it's own people .. to insight Anger , Irrational Fear , and boost patriotism. You know How many ppl signed up for the #Military after #911 .. ALOT! They playing us .. Using fear and media to #mentally manipulate Us all.
A system that to #Coverup all of that .. Then gave You a Black President randomly af! Knowing the ramifications of doing so, in such a socially backwards country like #MiddleAmerica .. During Obama's Presidency , over 6,000 Men nd Woman of Color ages 7-70 were killed by #LawEnforment "officials" .. That is Not a Mistake. That's an Entire act of War. The battle is physical as much as it is spiritual , & psychological. " #THEY " control your school, what you eat, why you work, what you hear, what you watch, stripped You of your mother tounge , gave you a language and a mindstate and killed everyone that knew different or knew better ... My brothas... My sisters. We really Gotta Unite as a Unit and Brandish the influnce and raw power we posses. This @gucci thing with #BlackFace is nothing new. The fashion industry in general is very Sexist and Racist & drenched in #selfhate .. We have to Stop Accepting the "Standard" given to Us .. These standards were set in place to keep You #Oppressed.. and if you'd like to continue this convo .. I got Weed , Music and a Camera , we can set something up. #HAPPY#BLM 🔥