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Growing up in the inner city of Chicago with gangs,
violence & hopelessness, there wasn’t much 2 look
up 2 on the positive spectrum.

Options were extremely limited while diligently
searching for something truly impactful until one day
getting my hands on a small paperback
Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
at a local thrift store….

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A thrift store. Really? Out of all places. (lol)…

things surely happens the strangest of ways & of course a reason;)

This is a period when things began 2 open up with the ambition 2 read about history, culture & identity. Amazed at how such a book about a young man with a troubled past while facing the odds during the 1960’s could have such a massive impaction the world.

One thing that stood out about Malcolm was his motivation 2 teach self while incarcerated making him one of our prolific thinkers of that time.

X-man. from The Weddington Adventures. on Vimeo.

If he could achieve such a task,
then what’s my excuse?

From that point, life drastically changed knowing despite
the condition in which lived, perseverance
with a bold fearless approach would
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Knowing this, it become my duty
& responsibility 2 ensure that his life is remembered with a greater appreciation.

Hmmph…I wonder how would things be today
if someone like him ever existed for he wasn’t
just any ordinary man….he was..
X-man.

(Yep!)…

Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

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There’s been many social changes since The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s with the struggle for human equality but remains difficult 2 comprehend how another person can ever claim superiority over another.

The audacity.

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Fast forward to 2016 where rights remain violated due to the color of a person’s skin, gender & faith.

Seriously?

This is why I see an importance of keeping this particular segment of history alive & brought to the forefront.

With the recent pulse of bold ignorance exhibited by insecure grumpy men young & old, the sacrifices of those before me who laid their lives on the line cannot & will not be dismissed.

Betta. (1955-1965) from The Weddington Adventures. on Vimeo.

Despite the dangers during that period, peaceful demonstration displayed the power of the human spirit & exposed the foul attitudes of those who oppose.

Regardless, heads remain high….

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Sprayed with high powered water hoses, beaten with police batons, mauled by dogs, even killed clearly shows the true face of injustice that continues 2 this very day.

So ask yourself, are you part of the solution or part of the problem?

C’mon man!!

Why should we even have to explain such a basic life principle that should be considered common decency?

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History has the tendency to repeat itself but is our responsibility 2 prevent such painful events from reoccurring.

So now is the time for all of us 2 do “betta” yall.

Here is the first installment of a series explaining the relevance of that time & what it means 2 be me.

Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

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Life is like a crack in the mirror where sometimes it seems 2 never get any better.

Lookiin’ @ your own reflection daily, it’s realized…same old face…& for some reason or another you’re dissatisfied.

Seriously?….
Tell me…What are you running from?

You can run & hide where you can’t be found but @ the end of the day, its still just you on the “INSIDE”..

closeuppromoPretendin’ is exactly what you’re doin’ & know it’s nothing short of a lie.

Still once again, it’s just you on the “INSIDE”…
You cant outrun you so why even try?

Accept true self & allow life 2 take you where intended.

You’ll be surprised @ the outcome….

Yep!

Peace!….with 2 fingers;)

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Another day goes by….(deep breath)
Needed 2 do some serious detox from the city life & recharge the battery out here in Sharpsburg…
…. but then again who really cares. (smiles)

Lately been on another personal journey with self & once again
another testament of life slaps me straight across the dayum face.

(Ouch!)..they seem 2 come less often than before but still man!

Decided 2 do another Weddington Adventure blog due 2 the extra backlog of pictures, videos & awesome spuratically random ideas.
So now there’s:

Peace!….with 2 fingers;) http://peacewith2fingers.blogspot.com/
& of course the one you’re currently reading on.

Anyways, sharing ideas creatively similar 2 knowledge is totally infinite where you’re never 2 old 2 know & of course…share.

That there will always remain constant and true.

Life.

One thing discovered thus far is that there’s no time 2 show fear & if there’s something you really want then it’s best 2 just go get it.

With that comes added effort & something extra which is considered fairly cool cause it’s surely worthy of the cause.

(another deep breath)….Takin’ it “SLOW”.

Yep!…

Peace!…with 2 fingers;)