So this is an allegiance that I wrote to myself in my “dream book” a bit over a year ago. I was in a very humbling and happy place. At the time I was studying abroad in London. My eyes were big and bold. My heart was open and hopeful. Lately I’ve been feeling lost and confused. To say the least, I took much pleasure in stumbling upon this. May it inspire you…
I want to evolve beyond this place and time. I want to feel the exuberance of life and love. I want to take time to taste the goodness of unforeseen opportunity and success that used to be far from the likes of my kind. I am the manifestation of what used to be only a dream. I believe that i will bask in greatness and that my company will be considered one of prestige and glory. I promise to continue to serve God. The fulfillment of life and joy burns through the pores of my skin; like sweaty palms, like palpitations in my heart, a drum that remarks on the urgency of my yearning for the overturning of all odds that have been placed against me. I am predestined and powerful…
-my solemn promise
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Our skin forecasts prejudices and sets social markers on how we identify and relate with one another. For sure, this is a fact that I am very familiar with. I have often found myself at those crossroads, but now I am faced with peeling back yet another layer that I have found the utmost insecurity in. I know my race, but not a single clue about my ethnicity.
(Aliyah Johnson, http://lialiainlondon.wordpress.com/page/2/ Blog Post, 4/28/13)
Indeed I have a problem with Kanye West calling himself “Yeezus” and (similarly people referring to Beyoncé as “Beyzus”). The reason being is plainly explained here in 2 Thessalonians 2:4 – “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God”…. This is called *blasphemy.* &so I wonder what he has to say about this – In The bible Mark speaks of blasphemy as the unforgivable sin. It’s reiterated repeatedly in the Book of Mark James Luke and Revelations.
According to Merriam – Webster dictionary the word “blasphemy” means “the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God; the act of claiming the attributes of deity; irreverence toward something considered sacred.”
Matthew 12:31-32 – Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And now There is a new religion based off of Kanye West (yes you read right) and it’s called Yeezianity
More on the religion and the group who created it here —>http://www.bet.com/news/music/2014/01/15/yeezianity-anonymous-group-starts-kanye-west-religion.html?cid=socialMusicCeleb_20140115_17094534
What do you all think?
Today, March 3rd marks history!
Congratulations to my Love, Lupita but to the fans and all: What is it for YOU? I’m curious to know. Do we praise Lupita for her talent or because of who she is? Is it merited or unmerited favor? Is it as much about her talent as it is about her as a person of color? Is it the rise of the underdog? Are we tokenizing her as the dark skinned woman of color, the minority of all minorities rising above the odds; is it the mere fact that she’s got the world shaking In their boots, changing the name of the game? Are her accolades based on the content of her character or her persona- the idea of her? are these components inextricably bound? Have we made her into a prodigy? And if so do you think this might be problematic? I’d just like to think I’m praising her for all the right reasons so someone please do tell me. What is it- this crazed hyper admiration of Lupito Nyong’o, every chocolate girl’s sHero? *Valid Question*