Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Fairy Tale Came True- “Congratulations, Mr. President Barack Obama!”

Somebody pinch me! I thank God I have lived to see the day that Dr. King’s riveting prophecy has come to fruition: “…He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land.”

We as Americans have so much to be grateful for! Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American president is truly monumental and divinely ordained. Just as the ancient Hebrews were set free from 430 years of oppression, African-Americans have been vindicated approximately 400 years since their ancestors set foot in chains on American soil in 1619. Who but God could change the hearts and minds of the ancestors of former slave owners and slaves? America is now approaching the day when all men and women will be judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skin, gender or nationality.

Yes, change has come to America and the world. As President Obama says, “change comes from the bottom up.” Barack has given us the vision, but we must carry out the mission. We can do so by starting with ourselves, our families, schools, churches, temples, and synagogues. Let us start by finding solutions to the following questions: How can we individually and collectively make this a better world? How can we as Americans conserve energy, our natural resources and protect our families? How can we be the change that we want to see in our life? How can we become our brother’s keeper?

Yes, I know we are in a recession, but how can we take our lemons and make lemonade out of them? Remember, this is the country where fairy tales can come true! Only in America can you have an Obama, an Oprah, a Chris Gardner or an Andrew Carnegie. We must use what’s in our hands like they did. By that I mean we must use our latent and dominant gifts, talents and skills. All of them started out at the bottom, but they developed a strong work ethic, a “yes I can” attitude and persisted until their gifts and talents were realized.

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Some men see things as they are and say 'why'? Others dream things that never were and say 'why not'?" A Native American elder offered advice that is applicable to many individuals as he described his own inner struggles: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. "When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, "The one I feed the most."

Which dog are you feeding? What dream do you respond to, - the one that says, “I think a can,” like The Little Engine That Could©, or are you feeding the evil dog in you that says fairy tales can’t come true? The choice is yours.

Again, congratulations President Barack Obama and all the dreamers that say, “Yes we can!”

C. Joyce Farrar-Rosemon

Thursday, July 24, 2008


from cryptaniteat12

Response to "CNN Presents: Black in America" a six-hour television event"

There’s a story about a young newlywed bride who is cooking a ham dinner. She prepares it by cutting both ends of the ham off before she puts it into the pot. The groom asks the wife why she cut both ends off. The daughter then asks her mother and she replies that was how her mother taught her. At that point the grandmother comes in and she is asked why both ends are cut off. The grandmother replied that she didn’t have a big enough pot.

Black America when do we take responsibility for our condition? How long will we keep cutting off both ends of the ham? You may ask- how do we keep cutting off both ends? Let me give just 13 examples of dysfunctional behavior that some of us perpetuate:

1) Refusing to finish at a minimum high school
2) Failure to turn the television off
3) Failure to choose healthy foods
4) Failure to exercise
5) Choosing consumerism over education
6) Failure to adopt a global perspective, understand our history and world history
7) Using racism and sexism as an excuse for not achieving
8) Living in denial versus confronting our deficiencies and institutional societal wrongs including racism and sexism inside and outside of the church
9) Choosing an underachieving noncommittal black man because he is black
10) Failure to get tested for HIV/AIDS, wear a condom or have your partner wear one
11) Limiting your choice to only black men
12) Forgetting the ancient landmarks that allowed our ancestors to survive slavery
13) Refusal to accept the need for and release ourselves to a higher power in our lives

Black America no one is going to save us, but ourselves. Let’s stop cutting off both ends of the ham because it is comfortable and everyone else is supposedly doing the same. (By the way is ham still a staple in your diet?)

Leave me some comments as to how we can think outside the box rather than cutting off both ends through black homicide, HIV/AIDS (the number one killer of Black women aged 25-34), under and unemployment, disproportionally high school dropout rate, 50% black single parental rate etc.

Stay Blessed!
P.S. I'm glad Barack Obama's parents didn’t cut off both ends of the ham!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Women's Empowerment Seminars by C. Joyce Farrar-Rosemon


Hello all,

Life is much more complicated these days. I have had some ups and downs lately, but as the song goes, "all of my good days outweigh my bads days, I won't complain!" I hope all is well with you and yours. I have been busy working on a National Women's Empowerment Seminar that will tour the U.S. in 2009. Click on the previous link and listen to the interview above and it will give you an idea of what you can expect. More details will follow in a few days.

Stay Blessed!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The 20 Worst Foods in America #10

The U.S. food industry has declared war on your waistline. Here's how to disarm its weapons of mass inflation

By Matt Goulding

#10. Worst Breakfast
Bob Evans Caramel Banana Pecan Cream Stacked and Stuffed Hotcakes

1,540 calories 77 g fat (9 g trans fat) 198 g carbs(109 g sugars) Five Egg McMuffins yield the same caloric cost as these sugar-stuffed flapjacks.

Order This Instead: The Western Omelet has 654 calories and 44 grams of protein.

My friends if you are starting off your day with this morning delight, you are already off to a bad start. Do you realize that this breakfast contains enough calories for the whole day? This is one of the fastest ways to ensure that you will be paying your doctor ongoing costly visits in the years to come.

We must choose wisely if we want to be Winners at life. Why not invest some time and research and learn about the nutritional value in different foods. If your mother is still with you, give the gift of life by making sure she is eating nutritious foods. Better yet why not cook for her on Mother's Day and take her for a walk.

Stay Blessed!

Monday, May 5, 2008


From: Humanitainment (youtube)

I wanted to share a great video with you for those who love action, politics and a good laugh. Only in America could these dynamics be played out on television and in our lives. Regardless of who wins this election, politics in America will never be the same.

We have seen the good, the bad and the ugly during this election season. Now it is time for someone to step up to the plate and with sincerity strike back with effective decisions, sound judgment and an honest commitment to change America and the world. We all can be Winners at life, if we keep our focus on what’s best for the American people.

Stay Blessed!

Friday, May 2, 2008

What President Barack Obama Would Mean to Black Youth- Thanks To White America!

Obama- The truth about suspending the "Gas Tax"

from youtube: spookytom

As I lay in bed early this morning I contemplated what Barack as president, an African-American male would mean to African-American youth, thanks to White America. These are the thoughts that came to me:

1) African-Americans could no longer pull the race card as an immediate defense.

2) I believe we would start to see a decline in the gang-banging mentality among African-American youth, females included.

3) Single moms (black and white) would have a role model for their African-American children to look up to.

4) African-American youth would be inspired to finish at least high school, if not college.

5) African-American males would be challenged to consummate their manhood in a monogamous relationship as opposed to being someone's "baby's daddy".

6) African-American youth would be challenged to end and lower the rates of teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, under and unemployment, poverty, crime, drug, alcohol and sexual abuse, and racism towards ourselves and whites.

7) African-American youth would be challenged to think and work with non-blacks on ways we can creatively find solutions to global warming, use our natural resources more responsibly to harness energy, lower gas emissions and use technology to produce more efficient crops, cars and jobs for all Americans.

I want to personally thank the thousands, if not millions of White Americans that voted for and will vote for Barack. I want to thank those who put aside Barack's race and saw as Dr. King insisted that we must do, the content of Barack's character, his judgement when faced with opposition and his hope for America.

Change does come from the bottom up and the annals of history will record that your judgement was right in choosing not a African-American or a man, but a person of character that wants to bring about a positive change for all Americans and the world. I truly believe we can all be Winners at life when we lay aside our differences and embrace what makes us stronger as a nation.

Stay Blessed!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Saving Our Youth- Who Is Really Responsible?

from warfa210

This child is like a sheep being led to the slaughter house. In a few years, if proper intervention is not made, this young boy will end up as another statistic- a young black male doomed to spend the gift of life in prison. What is proper intervention? Beating him won't change the fact that he has poor impulse control- it will only harden him and teach him that he is bad. He said himself that he likes doing bad things.

The problem is a generational one of poor parenting and a lack of morals. Where are the parents that conceived this child? Why does the grandmother have guardianship?

Barack is right when he says that change is needed from the bottom up. America is losing a generation of young people because of our rebellious hearts. Wrong is becoming right as long as you have the money to afford a good attorney.

If we are so advanced as a country, why do we have such high rates of teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, juvenile delinquency, obesity, depression, high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc?

The Bible says to train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart. What's happened to the Judeo-Christian values this country was founded on? Perhaps we need to revisit them.

Stay Blessed!