Charlotte, the first black queen of England

It has been reported that Sir Allan Ramsey was responsible for most of Queen Charlotte’s paintings and his representations of her were very African.   Ramsay was an anti-slavery intellectual of his day. Queen Charlotte was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House.  Baron Stockmar, the Queen’s personal physician described her as having ”a true mulatto face.” Queen Charlotte was the wife of King George III (1738-1820). They had 15 children. Also, at the time of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation the Royal Household, referred to both Asian and African bloodlines.

You may read more from the Atlanta Black Star, Meet Sophia Charlotte, the first black Queen of England from October 14, 2015 as well as Blurred Racial Lines of Famous Families from Frontline (1995-2014).

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Joy to the World Everyday!

I loved to help decorate our Christmas tree. We had a real pine tree which was typical at that time. The light bulbs were heavy but very pretty. I’d hold one end and my mother held the other. They were put on first. We added gold and silver garlands all the way around. Lots of silver tinsel included. The colorful bells from top to bottom, they were a little heavier at that time. A lovely gold star was put on top. Then a beautiful white cottony cloth with sparkles went around the tree at the bottom where gifts went too.

Most people placed pine trees near the curb after New Years to be taken away. It was so much fun to help decorate and it maybe more fun today. I grew up in the sixties, but it was safer than it is today. We could leave our back windows open to get a good breeze in the summertime and no one would try to break in. People still do that in certain parts of the country today, but I advise against that.

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and His return. It’s also about giving and we sure need more of that too.

Crimes against Humanity

The sexual assault cases that we see everyday go way back to slavery in this country. White men thought nothing about raping black women. The law didn’t protect her at all. And the wives of those white men knew their husbands were raping black women, but they did nothing to stop it. Even though times have changed women and girls are still being treated as nothing. But are all sexual assault cases true? No. Because we know SOME women have lied for all kinds of reasons.

Now, I know that all white men haven’t raped black women. I’m only speaking about what has happened in the past as well as today. And this isn’t a problem that happens only in American it continues to happen around the world.

The victim is usually blamed for the crime. Which is another terrible problem. But boys and men are also victims in some cases. I hope justice will be served, but this is a problem that continues everyday.

Fundamental Law

what happens when Christians

do the most horrendous things?

well, to God they’re treated no different

from anyone else.

Just look at the Israelites and their

descendants as an example.

And notice, I did not include religious

people in general. I’m only speaking

of one particular group.

 

people who don’t believe there’s a God,

don’t know who or what God is,

they don’t understand the Bible.

it doesn’t make sense to them.

the fundamental law of all living

things prove that humans did not

evolve from hominids. Apes remain apes,

they do not change.

 

the truth is necessary,

it breaks down barriers

it sets us free.

 

 

 

 

 

A Fighting Spirit

hanging in there

for all it’s worth

burned up lots of calories

for this one moment.

 

staying power

knowing you can’t win all

that’s one test to learn.

 

trial and error

repeated tasks

that take days to practice,

just don’t give up.

 

you will learn that

life is a daily process

we all must endure

the good with the bad

until the end.

 

you may feel down for now,

but sooner or later

you’ll swing back in motion

even if it takes longer.

 

 

Election Night!

Do you believe what has happened so far? Even in my state, we have a potentially new Mayor. I only hope that he’ll do better. Crime is worse, our streets are long overdue with repairs, and our water problems continue. They’ve been doing work on the highways and around towns, but they’re not doing enough within the Toledo area. It’s a mess to drive or ride on most streets. They’ve done work in certain areas but allowed the other areas to waste. And that has gone on for more than 20 years. It’s Maumee and Sylvania too.

I see Mr. Savage is new to our City Council along with incumbents. The downtown area looks better, but we have a long way to go. Housing has seen some beneficial changes. From our Attorney General Mike DeWine’s website at least 14 Ohioans die every day from drug overdoses. He has a multi-pronged plan called ”Recovery Ohio” that includes holding drug companies and distributors accountable for flooding the state with pills they knew far exceeded medical need. Asking them to pay their fair share as well. He’s giving drug companies 30 days to come forward and begin settlement solutions which started on October 30, 2017. It’s such a terrible problem that has gotten worse over time. I hope and pray that not only our state but our country will overcome this tragedy.

He Pleaded Guilty on All Counts

no collusion

yeah, right just you wait

today is only the beginning

 

deny, deny, deny

he lies to us everyday,

but God is watching

 

blaming Hillary and the Democrats

well, at least she had her day twice

can’t say the same about him

 

a so-called Christian said

liberals are all wrong

as if republicans are darling angels

your party won’t get you to heaven

God spares no one

 

Thank you, Word Press!

Gosh, I looked around

my post have been late

busy with other work

so, no excuses

 

catching up on the news

they’re blaming Clinton and the Democrats

for this and that,

but they sure have some nerve

because they’re the biggest liars

 

sometimes it’s necessary to be quiet

just listen without saying a word

you can learn much more that way

 

Hollywood has a long history of sexual abuse

we’ve seen it way too often,

but our country is full of this mess

and as long as that so-called president

is in office, a lot more will be exposed

 

I’m so glad that Word Press is a lot better,

from signing in to answering messages.

I love reading blogs that are just beautiful

so many of you have special gifts

we all have our favorites and that’s fine

I only hope things won’t change

 

 

Our World and Beyond

diamonds on Jupiter

the biggest of all

raging within

 

hot or cold

planets to the extreme

our solar system

 

black holes

what comes in, comes out

stranger than fiction

 

outside from us

exoplanets

and everything beyond

 

Pandora

Saturn’s moon

it looks like something hit it

 

people will travel to our moon,

but problems are likely,

a risky challenge

 

so many pictures

of our universe,

what we know so far

blows the mind

 

King Tut’s Dagger made from what?

I suppose many of you watch science from time to time. Well, I was watching one on King Tutankhamun’s tomb. It was about three daggers found made of iron. Well, they couldn’t figure out how a dagger could’ve been made of iron from that time period. So, they claimed it came from a meteorite. Now, how is that possible? It doesn’t make sense. The documentary was a repeat from June of last year. Now, these so-called experts claim iron did not exist during King Tut’s time. Well, they must have gotten it from somewhere. Is it possible to make a dagger from a meteorite?

These experts from Italy and Egypt said their new studies appear to settle the matter. That doesn’t mean proof. They were assuming. I may write more on this matter in another blog.