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Hate is too great a burden to bear…




Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”  As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I’m reminded of a moment in time (not long ago) when hate was a standard. This photo taken at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama during the 50th commemoration of Bloody Sunday (March 2015) quietly and courageously lets us know that the standard of hate is changing for the better.

Pamela Cook, Photographer

Time to retire the n word

Check out my latest blog post, Time to retire the n word.

Time to retire the n word


It’s time to retire the n word. That’s what the movie Selma has taught me. To see people fight without violence, without immobilizing fear and without selfish intentions for our right to vote, I am positively sure that we should kill and bury the n word and replace it with something more suitable for describing who we really are. We should be using words like warriors, survivors, champions, heroes, fighters, brave-ones…I believe that when we change what we call and how we see ourselves we will change our expectations of the future. The people who marched in Selma were fearless heroes, now that’s what I want to be called one day.

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