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Why Just February? Why Not Always?

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 25 February 2016 in People & Portrait.

One Month - we were given - One Month...
It was called "Black History Month...

But Why just one month?!? One Month to recognize ...
.So much beauty, so much Power, so much heart....
So many contributions...so many accomplishments...

I guess after that month, We are supposed to feel good about ourselves because, well, you know - recognition was given .........right!

We are Supposed to Feel good ....-....Huh!!....
After the slavery, the hatred, the bigotry, the abuse, the sneers, the jeers, the shouts, the fires, the fires, the fires...........the brutality.........
and the lynchings...

We don't all feel that way, not all of us hate .........but that does not excuse those who do....and did ......and will...

All the beauty and intelligence ....brains and artistry.... accomplishments and gifts of humanity that have been bestowed upon us all..
For that, we should be grateful...at the very least...

I know I am...forever....
I love you..I thank you...May God bless you!

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Images:
Top Row L-R
Milt Jackson, Nelson Mandela, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie
Second Row L-R
LeRoi Jones (Author), Curtis Mayfield, George Washington Carver,
Dr Martin Luther King, Malcolm X,
Third Row L-R
Maya Angelou, Jayne Cortez (poet),
Bottom Row L-R
Charlie Parker, Sid Catlett, Slim Gaillard, Nina Simone;

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire