Pray for Baltimore

Baltimore Maryland was besieged by waves of violence today by protesters turned into rioters, in the wake of the Funeral for Freddie Gray. 

  Freddie Gray was the unarmed city man who suffered an inexplicable severe spinal cord injury and subsequently died of same, whilst in police custody on April 19th 2015.  

  His death has sparked ongoing outrage and public outcry in the recent surge of deaths to unarmed civilians at the hands of law enforcement officials. 


“Too many of our youth are dying and no one is being held accountable.The Police are supposed to protect and serve not slay unarmed civilians.”
  CB Lovett, Point Of View,

Allegedly students in Baltimore responded to a flier that was circulated via social media about a Purge that was scheduled to start at 3pm EST, at Mondawmin Mall and end in Downtown Baltimore. 

 Droves of protesters could be seen swarming the streets of Baltimore, in what was to be a protest that quickly escalated into a riot. 


From televised news reports, stores could be seen being looted, CVS, Save A Lot, a Liquor store, a Cellphone Store as well as a barrage of other businesses were looted, causing innumerable damages and  loss of property. 

Property was set ablaze, billows of smoke could be seen for miles. 


Police outfitted in riot gear barricaded the streets in the hope of deterring the crowds, to no avail. 

 While unrest took over the city streets, rioters pelted the Police with stones, bricks and other debris.

In one News report as well as viral video, Police were seen Pelting rocks at the rioters. Police opened fire with tear gas bombs and pepper balls.

Dozens of arrests have been made thus far. Several civilians as well as police officers have been injured and hospitalized.

 Maryland’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that the city has imposed a mandatory curfew from 10 pm – 5 am daily, effective tomorrow that will tentatively last until next Tuesday. 
  This is in addition to the mandatory curfew already in place of 9 pm EST for children under 14, while teenagers ages 14 – 16 have to be indoors by 10 pm EST on school nights.

“Baltimore rioters are rebels with misplaced causes. If the purpose of your angst is violence why incite more? Destroying the Community you have to life in sends what message?”
                                                              CB Lovett, 
                                                              Point Of View,

Maryland Governer Larry Hogan declared a State of Emergency, earlier, thereby activating the National Guard. 

“I have not made this decision lightly. The National Guard represents a last resort.” 
                      Larry Hogan, Governer State of Maryland

Approximately 500 State Troopers are en route to Baltimore, as well as 5000 Officers were requested from Neighboring States.

Though this is a travesty of Epic proportions, maybe now the Federal Government will intervene and hold someone accountable for yet another act of senseless violence, in the death of Freddie Gray, yet another innocent life that was taken at the hands of the Police. Police Brutality & the use of excessive once is at an all time high.


 If the rioting in Furgeson, as well as the Nationwide protests has taught us nothing, hopefully this will. Violence begets violence, not Peace. 

This Community is hurting. Hurt People, Hurt People.

When will this viscous cycle end?

How many more lives will be lost at the hands of those entrusted to protect us?

I pray we find the answers, soon.

May the Peace we seek be available to us all, sooner rather than later,

 Che’ xoxo 💋💋

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Express Yourself

GM. Thank you Father for this day.

All too often, we tend to take for granted that others will know how we feel about them and where they stand in our lives.


We are doing ourselves a huge disservice by allowing others to form an opinion about OUR feelings.


We not only rob ourselves of the opportunity to have our truth known, we also allow unjust opinions to be formed about us.


If someone has to ask, they definitely don’t know.


Thoughts and actions are often misconstrued and we miss the opportunity to have our voice heard.

Missed opportunities can lead to regret.


Tomorrow isn’t promised.

Let the people in your life know how you feel, today.


Tomorrow may never come.


Live your life with purpose & promise.

Take the time to express how you truly feel. Don’t rob yourself or others of an opportunity to live their truth.


Take nothing and no one for granted.

Thank you to everyone who has loved and supported me through the good, bad and the very ugly times.

I appreciate you.

May you experience a favor filled day,

Che’ xoxo ðŸ’‹ðŸ’‹

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How love is shown…

This is something I had a hard time understanding.

Everyone wasn’t raised the same, everyone wasn’t taught how to love and be loved and in turn, show love.

Some are doing the best that they can. 

If someone was never shown love, doesn’t understand the concept of love,

How can you expect them to show love?

In my opinion one must be fully present and aware of what love is, in order to recognize it , accept it and in turn reciprocate.

Many are in love with the concept of love.

You must first love yourself, completely and unapologetically before entertaining the idea of loving someone else.

True love often comes along when you least expect it.

Be open to loving and being loved.

Be honest about how you feel. Love needn’t be perfect, just real.

Love, honesty & understanding are just a few of they components of love.

May you find the love that you so richly desire & deserve.


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Be Happy

I asked myself that question and the answer was no. I was not and haven’t been happy in quite some time.

I had to honesty re reevaluate my life and came to the conclusion that I was holding on to way too much baggage and responsibilities that weren’t mine.
I have since began releasing them.

I have allowed people and circumstances to control my life for far too long.
I WAS an enabler. I MADE excuses for the people that I loved.
Excuses that enabled them to continue to inadvertently (or not) take me for granted. I stood by and allowed myself to be mistreated by those that I loved.


No longer will I suffer from self imposed laryngitis.
I have found my voice. I will reclaim my life.

I forgive those who have mistreated me. Most Importantly I FORGIVE MYSELF for Allowing it to happen.


Give yourself the permission to be the best you.

You can’t move forward to embrace your future if your arms are laden with the baggage of the past.

Let go of the weights that have held you back. The greatest of journeys start with that 1 first step.

Step out on faith.


Let it go! Life awaits you!


Make your next move your best move!
Be Great!

Elizabeth Lauten forced to resign

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know who Elizabeth Lauten is.
In case you are, she’s the GOP Staffer who made the ill fated decision to ridicule the POTUS’ bored teenaged daughters for their behavior during the Presidential Turkey Pardoning Ceremony.IMG_1190.JPG
First Daughters’ Smirk & wicked side eye on deck!


Are we done yet? Ugh!

Now I personally found it refreshing that they were honest enough to show their boredom & displeasure. Why you ask?
They are NORMAL Teenagers! That’s why. My kids do it, so does the POTUS’ kids. But everyone didn’t share my opinion.

Elizabeth Lauten, Former ( Yes, I did say FORMER, as in not currently employed by, former) Communications Director for Tennessee Republican Rep. Steve Fincher and a former communications staffer for the Republican National Committee, wrote this scathing post on her personal Facebook page, that went viral :

Really Elizabeth? You of all people should have known better.

This post set off a fire storm of events on Social media, namely Twitter.
The Twitterazzi aka #BlackTwitter #BlackTwitterMafia launched one of the most vicious campaigns I can recall, since I joined the Militia in 2009.
Elizabeth Lauten became a trending topic #ElizabethLauten # FireElizabethLauten.

Demanding her head on a platter ( figuratively) or the next best thing, her resignation. Either would have sufficed.

Imagine my delight when I read that she was forced to resign !

Adults need to understand whether personal or political, children are off-limit. Point blank. Period.

I’d say justice was served. I, for one am happy.

So to her I say: Think twice, type once.

In my opinion the POTUS was like

#YoureFired * Donald Trump Voice, Toupee not included😂😂😂😂


Cyber bullying the POTUS’ Kids.

Cyber bullying is at an all-time high. Especially when someone, namely an adult, unleashes a barrage of disparaging comments toward the POTUS’ Children.
Not just any nobody for that matter,
Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.).

Being in Communications myself, one must be versed in the rules of engagement, policies and protocols, especially in Social Media postings.

Well maybe sensitivity training, tact, couth or hell maybe even just plain ole’ common sense for that matter, should also be included in the list of things you ought to know.

For any reasonable adult to think that it is okay to cyber bully innocent children, because evidently she has some deep seeded contempt for their parents, is unconscionable.

This is a Public Relations nightmare! Where is Olivia Pope When you need her? Wait! She’s part of the #BlackTwitterMafia 👊👊👊👊👊


Sasha and Malia Obama are normal teenaged girls, with the exception of being the daughters of THE President of the United States of America.
So the fact that they were less than thrilled to sit through the Presidential pardoning of Turkeys and display their boredom and or displeasure was actually quite refreshing to me.

They’re kids. It’s what they do. There was nothing in their demeanor nor expression that warranted the rant of Elizabeth Lauten.
It’s too long and drawn out to repeat but I’ll attach the screenshot of her rant.

The entire debacle can be read at:


The #BlackTwitter #BlackTwitterMafia wasted no time in rising to the occasion to defend the first daughters.
Involving children in any politically motivated public tirade is a no no, as Elizabeth Lauten quickly discovered as her commentary set Twitter ablaze, she became a trending topic #ElizabethLauten, timelines and her Twitter mentions @DCGopGirl expressed the public’s displeasure.

I am yet to witness or hear of any allegations of improprieties on the part of Sasha or Malia Obama, so for Elizabeth Lauten to advise the to “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar”, leaves me totally befuddled.

After the firestorm that ensued, Elizabeth Lauten issued this ( in my opinion, facetious ) statement: “I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager. After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly how hurtful my words were. Please know that these judgmental feelings truly have no (sic) pace in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”

For someone with the credentials that she possesses, this was definitely a low point in her career. Elizabeth needs to practice what she preaches. Think twice and act once. Think before you type! You, my dear Elizabeth Lauten, are an uncouth excuse for a human being.
Quit being a cyber bully. There are laws against that.

I am a Proud Member of the #BlackTwitterMafia.


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