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Farley Jackmaster Funk ~ Everything old is new again

The conversation starter about "stop-the-violence," "safe our youth"
The conversation starter about "stop-the-violence," "safe our youth"collage by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

CHICAGO -- Sankofa translates in English to “reach back and get it” (san—to return; ko—to go; fa—to look, to seek and take) and is often symbolized as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg off its back or as a stylized heart shape. It is often associated with the following proverb: “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” This symbol has also been adopted as an important symbol in an African-American and African diaspora context to represent the need to reflect on the past to build a successful future. Born as Farley Keith Williams in 1962, Farley got his start in the music industry in the very early 1980s; not long after that, he established himself as a notable musician, producing a number of tracks.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rev. Al Sharpton
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rev. Al Sharpton photo by Maureen Forte'

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Rev. Al Sharpton

If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.
                                                                                                                                       Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

 

Judge Carl Boyd
Judge Carl Boyd photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Judge Carl Boyd

“Sex and violence: the greatest duo since the Three Stooges.”
                                                                                                             ― Jarod Kintz, 

Everything old is new again
Everything old is new again photo image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Everything old is new again

What is the American dream? The American dream is one big tent. One big tent. And on that big tent you have four basic promises: equal protection under the law, equal opportunity, equal access, and fair share.
                                                                                                                                          Jesse Jackson, Sr.

 

Everything good is bad ~
Everything good is bad ~ photo by Maureen Forte'

Everything good is bad ~

I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
                                                                                           Rev. Jesse Jackson

Open up the door, and I will get it myself
Open up the door, and I will get it myself photo by Maureen Forte'

Open up the door, and I will get it myself

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
                                                                                               ― Mahatma Gandhi

Maureen Forte', and Karen Lewis
Maureen Forte', and Karen Lewis photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Maureen Forte', and Karen Lewis

“Sometimes you have to pick the gun up to put the Gun down.”
                                                                                                          ― Malcolm X

each one ~ reach one
each one ~ reach one photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

each one ~ reach one

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
                                                                                           ― E.F. Schumacher

Together we can do this ~
Together we can do this ~ photo collage by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Together we can do this ~

“To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.”
                                                                                          ― Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

Rev. Al Sampson
Rev. Al Sampson photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Rev. Al Sampson

“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”
                                                                                                                                               ― Malcolm X

N' The Know with Moe
N' The Know with Moe photo by Maureen Forte'

N' The Know with Moe

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
                                                                                              ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

Rev. Williams
Rev. Williams photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Rev. Williams

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”
         ― Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

"I believe that I can fly"
"I believe that I can fly" photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

"I believe that I can fly"

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
                                                                                                                                     Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Together we can do most things ~
Together we can do most things ~ photo collage by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Together we can do most things ~

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
                                                                                                                                 ― George Orwell

Madame Maureen Forte'
Madame Maureen Forte' photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Madame Maureen Forte'

Your children need your presence more than your presents.
                                                                                                                        Jesse Jackson, Sr.

The beat goes on ...
The beat goes on ... photo by Maureen Forte'

The beat goes on ...

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
                                                                                                                           Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

 

Motivate to educate
Motivate to educate clip art photo

Motivate to educate

“The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles."

(Young India, 22 October 1925)”
                                                                                                                                   ― Mahatma Gandhi

comedian Uncle Rail
comedian Uncle Rail photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

comedian Uncle Rail

“If somebody says "I love you" to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol holder requires? "I love you, too.”
                                                                                     ― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons

Empower our youth
Empower our youth photo collage by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Empower our youth

“If I have to beat you up to keep you safe, that’s just what I’ll do. It’s this kind of regard for others that makes me believe I’d be a good politician.”
                                               ― Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Larry Burse, and Jackmaster Farley
Larry Burse, and Jackmaster Farley photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

Larry Burse, and Jackmaster Farley

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

[Remarks on the first anniversary of the Alliance for Progress, 13 March 1962]”
                                                                                                                         ― John F. Kennedy

me for you ~ you for me
me for you ~ you for me photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

me for you ~ you for me

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”
                                                                                                    ― Mahatma Gandhi

we have more that unite us, then divide us
we have more that unite us, then divide us photo by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

we have more that unite us, then divide us

Today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
                                                                                                                                Rev. Jesse Jackson

 

These children are our future
These children are our future Alex Wong/Getty Images

These children are our future

“You can't talk about fucking in America, people say you're dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that's cool.”
                                                                                                                   ― Richard Pryor

You are ok ~ I am ok
You are ok ~ I am ok image by me, Ms. Rhonda B.

You are ok ~ I am ok

“See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.”
                                                                                                    ― Noam Chomsky