My recent posts have been highlighting that this site is not about pointing a finger at someone else, as much as looking within yourself for your own contribution to the goodness in the world, the badness in the world and the ravages of indifference. This week’s podcast talks about privilege–we all have it to some degree. We also address the reaction to black progress (i.e. the Tea Party-from fringe group to center stage). We finish up the Call to action segment with a song by the lovely inferno that is Nina Simone. Simone did not hold back in her lyrics. The saddest thing is that some of her lyrics written back in 1964 still ring true such as “School children sitting in jail,” “That’s just the trouble, too slow.” referring to the long wait for racial equality.
Alert.Aware.Mindful This site is the home of my podcast and launch page of my original songs and music. Once awakened to danger, you are Alert. Once you have seen the truth, you can not un-know it, and became un-Aware. Talking about social justice brings up many painful issues and we will be discussing how to handle those feelings, so that you can stay the course instead of being run off the road of your path. How do you use this opportunity of life to be Mindful, even in activism? And how to get involved without losing yourself or your mind from stress and frustration? Listen to others tell their story and learn what keeps them going and get inspired yourself! http://about.me/elle.madelyn View all posts by ellemadelyn