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RACISM ENDED!!!

2This is the biggest news of our lifetime – “who knew”! This comes as a big surprise to many people of color everywhere. Yes, folks – racism is dead – according to the Republican National Committee, who confirmed the breaking news via a tweet on Sunday. The Republican National Committee issued the BIG NEWS, as they celebrated the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, by proclaiming racism has ended.

We know Rosa Parks’ courageous acts and the Montgomery Bus Boycott were indeed crucial protests against a reprehensible, often violent system of racism only compared to Apartheid in South Africa. But, unfortunately conservatives refuse to acknowledge that institutional racism is still pervasive, powerful, and deeply entrenched in voting restrictions, food stamps cuts, and wealth disparities.

Several hours after the GOP declared the end of racism; they retracted their tweet and sent out a new one: “Previous tweet should have read “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.” But it was too little, too late: Twitter users had already begun posting with “#RacismEndedWhen” to mock the statement.

Sorry to let anyone down, and sadly much to my dismay, racism hasn’t ended! The truth is it has increased since the election of President Obama in 2008 and one could argue that it is more deliberate than at any time in our lifetime and certainly since fifty years ago when Mrs. Parks took her heroic stand.

Following the re-election of Obama in 2012, Colin Powell publicly condemned the GOP’s “dark vein of intolerance” and the party’s repeated use of racial code words to oppose the president and rally white conservative voters. Without mentioning names, Powell singled out former Mitt Romney surrogate and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu for calling Obama “lazy” and Sarah Palin, who, Powell charged, used slavery-era terms to describe Obama.

When the right-wing comes forward with such a dishonest and disconcerting declaration of such a false reality – lookout, there is a surge a coming! Be careful who you trust because the devil was once an angel. All I can say is VOTE! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

976485_10200621438991306_218192175_o (1)It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Nakesha KonstaRantala Williams, one of the most elegant and photogenic models from the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Nakesha is not only a model, but a poet and soon to be an author with a persona that exudes style and grace. Nakesha’s dream and passion burned within her soul early in life. She began modeling around the age of fifteen years old participating in local talent events. Most notable as a participant in the Ms. Teen Washington DC Pageant, coming in as one of the top ten finalists.  

It was from that moment; she knew she had a date with destiny and her passion took over dedicating the rhythm of her soul to for-fill a dream. She knew exactly what she wanted to do, brighten the stage with her presence. Her charm and grace lead to her being able to adapt and grow in every area of the profession that took her to places she had, to this point, only imagined. She has worked various modeling positions including print and runway. What is remarkable about this unique beauty is that her soul is present in every image captured.

We have all heard the cliché that some people have something called “IT”. Nakesha has “IT”! Her style is creative and edgy with a bold touch of sensuality and passion for her love. Moreover, her femininity is ever present and clearly seen in all of her work, which speaks to her spirit that comes from deep within her soul.

She has educated herself on the latest trends and styles in both clothing and accessories that are relevant to the public imagery to reflect the latest fashion styles. She is an expert in her ability to apply makeup to achieve specific effects and versatile in hair styling, knowing that both talents are helpful tools for a person in this profession.

418533_3157604171923_960969865_n (1)Nakesha effectively utilizes her appearance and natural chemistry at fashion shows and in all forms of modeling. She is comfortable as she works in promotional production settings, including still photography sessions, video recordings, and venues featuring live fashion shows on runways. Nakesha is available for all modeling assignments and works well in all environments to include especially stores, retail stores, commercial showrooms and custom salons. With a passion for fashion and design, she convincingly portrays a wide range of ages, styles and personalities which is her forte.

Nakesha wishes to thank photographers: Ceasar, Pedro Bauza and Andre Dunston with Epic Media Photography, and also the Barbone Modeling Agency for their support.

Besides being charismatic and photogenic, Nakesha is an Artist and a Poet, who loves to create images and poems that will touch your soul. She is now writing a book of poems, due to be released in early 2014.

A portfolio of photographs depicting her many moods and dispositions is available, if you follow the links below. She has what it takes to be a successful model because Nakesha has “IT”!

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My Websites 

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Marissa Alexander Freed

breaking newsFor the first time in a long while there is good news out of Florida!!! Marissa Alexander the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years in prison after firing a “warning shot” during an argument with her abusive husband has been released on bond while she awaits retrial under a controversial part of the state’s self-defense law. What a wonderful holiday gift!

The case of Marissa Alexander, who was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, touched off a furor when her supporters compared it to the self-defense case of George Zimmerman, who was acquitted earlier this year of murdering an unarmed black teenager. Some have compared these two cases and the law as simply “black and white. Whereas, no one was injured in Alexander’s case, the court gave her a 20-year prison sentence under the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines because she had fired a gun during the assault.

A state appeals court ruled in September that Alexander, who is black, deserved a new trial because the judge failed to properly instruct the Jacksonville, Fla., jury about her self-defense argument. She was convicted in May 2012. “This news is vindication for Marissa and all the women who have become criminalized for exercising their basic right to defend themselves and their children,” Angie Nixon of Florida New Majority, a social justice organization, said of Alexander’s release.

The case drew criticism from civil rights groups concerned about self-defense laws and mandatory minimum sentencing rules, but it received little attention outside north Florida until the Zimmerman case. Zimmerman was arrested for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012 and was acquitted of murder and manslaughter in July 2013.

Under the so-called “Stand Your Ground” clause added to Florida’s self-defense law in 2005, people who use deadly force to defend themselves from serious injury – rather than retreating to avoid confrontation – can be immune from prosecution. Zimmerman never sought immunity under “Stand Your Ground,” instead relying on a standard self-defense law. Alexander’s “Stand Your Ground” claim was rejected because she left the house during the confrontation to retrieve a gun from her car, returning to fire a shot near her husband Rico Gray’s head.

A slightly built woman who stands 5 feet 2 inches, Alexander said her 245-pound husband was about to attack her when she fired into a kitchen wall during the August 2010 incident. He had previously been convicted of domestic violence for attacking her. Prosecutors said the shot endangered Gray. At the time, Alexander had an active restraining order against her husband and she carried a concealed weapons permit.

Source: CBS News


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