Sharon Speaks Her Mind,”To People of Power”

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Click link to hear last will and testament of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune https://youtu.be/cNUfJlgl90I

“Just speaking my mind to People of Power”…No intention to speak for or against any movement(s), cause(s), or social media platform(s) that serves to divide.  My goal of this blog is to encourage people of power in all industries to stop the #SelectiveAmnesia. For eight (8) years, I have used my voice, skills, and platforms to inspire individuals of all races to love themselves, their family and their community. Yes, my focus is centered around African American experiences in America during the 19th and 20th century, because I believe those individuals, who I call ancestors knew how to observe, listen, and plan effectively to address root cause issues that reared they ugly heads of injustice. These individuals knew their community…key words #KnewTheirCommunity and most importantly they knew how to show #RealActions with #RealResults.

Today, I find it very hard to understand why individuals choose not to #Remember their part they played in the downfall/demise of all the social and economical improvements achieved by great leaders of the past.

There are so many compounded issues that’s have contributed to the chaos that people are facing in America today and I believe racism is at the core. It may or may not have been intentional racism, but I believe greed and lack of knowledge is at the root, causing history to repeat itself.

  • Some may say, “we are still dealing with the effect of the 2007/2008 housing crisis that forced so many people of all races to live in survive mode…”The Greed of Wall Street” (millions of homes, businesses, and jobs loss across the country…they may have forgotten that a select few of rich business individuals benefited and they knew how they were going to get richer”)!
  • Some may say, “Whites couldn’t except that a Black man leads this great country and have done so for almost 8 years”!
  • Some may say, “Blacks and other people of color fell asleep at the wheel and forgot the lesson(s) of their ancestors (never forget your history and what it took to be freed in America…invest in your family and community)”!
  • Some may say, “Mothers and fathers brought into the mind-set of “Living Like The Jones”,…they did everything in their power to appease their children by buying things, things, and more things!
  • Some may say, some mothers and fathers did not spend enough time in educating their children and family about self, their history and where they came from”!
  • Some may say, “Blacks may have forgotten that they are not acting in the image of God”!
  • Some may say “All need to put drugs down so they can think clearly”!
  • Some may say, “White women who raise Black babies need to speak up against injustice”!
  • Some may say “Politicians you are part of the problem, because you don’t know your job, #YouWorkForThePeople”!
  • “Some may say, “Religious leaders need to remember that the Civil Rights era grew out of the churches in the 19th century and unsung heroes knew their bottom line which was to #SavingLives!

#JustWantUsAllToRemember, we are one human race and the struggle is real for us all!

We don’t have to continue to fall in the trap of chaos! Please don’t let a select few destroy all the hard work your ancestors  and my ancestors accomplished to build thriving communities for our children of all races. #TheyShowedUsHowToWorkTogether

I challenge people of power to #StopTheRage #Talk and #Deal with the root cause(s) that have disadvantaged and poor people feeling like they cannot trust in people of power!

#Remember some of your actions contributed to this chaos #LackOfTrust #Greed #LackOfOpportunities #CreateMoreJobs #GivePeopleBackTheirGoodCredit #StopShackingTheDeck #GoodPeopleSpeakUp  #GodsPeopleComeOnTheScenes

Just speaking my mind and hope these things does not apply to #You! #ToAllThatIsDoingTheRightThing #StayInTheFight #WeStandWithYou

Sharon

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Does Black Women and Girls Seek Self Worth in Interracial Relationship?

Does Black Women and Girls Seek Self Worth in Interracial Relationship?

First of all I want to say congratulation to Eve and Maxmillion Cooper on their wedding in Spain over the weekend! Let’s Talk!

I made a post on Facebook and it read…”Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, and now Eve…wow! It seems like these ladies have gone through a lot. What do you think the problem is…fill in the blank?”

A friend responded with a question…”I saw you grouped Tina, Janet and Eve together and asked what the problem is/was and fill in the blank – are you referring to the “problem” with their life up until marriage or are you suggesting that their inter-racial marriage is a problem?”

My response…”Now you know me better then that! “What was their problem before their marriage?, was my answer. I went on to say “That’s the fill in the blank…the answer should be easy!”

Her response…” The talk doesn’t have to be about a celebrities — at the end of the day, regardless of your financial or social status, heartache is heartache, being mistreated is being mistreated and not valuing yourself is not valuing yourself. I believe that R.O.A.S.A. has a wonderful platform to engage the young girls on self worth and making a decision to be with anyone that loves and respect them, regardless of their color, creed and/or nationality. Start it up Sharon and I believe the response will be great and impactful.”

Well here we go, I’m starting the talk: Some may question the marriage of Eve & Maxmillion Cooper, Janet Jackson & Wissam AlI, and Tina Turner & Erwin Bach…they may ask “is it real love or do they seek something else?” It is not a secret that these ladies have been mistreated by men in their race, and who said they loved them (not pointing fingers at anyone, and there is always two sides to a story!). Some may also wonder if they are looking for something else…something that they feel they can’t get from their own race.

They may just simply be in love and say, “we feel the same way that Black men feel when they get in an interracial relationship”. They just want someone to treat them with respects, provide wealth for their family, and love them unconditionally with no drama. Some may be direct and say, “they are getting sick and tired of being mistreated by men in their own race and may feel that if they get involve in an interracial relationship that they will be treated better.

The purpose of this blog is not to insight any negative emotion(s), it’s meant to serve as a positive platform to share some intellectual conversations about some deep seeded issues that may be causing Black men and Black women to get into an interracial relationship.

Please share your feedback for why you want to be in an interracial relationship:
If it’s Love…just say “Love”
If it’s Respect…just say “Respect”
If it’s Wealth…just say “Wealth”
If you feel you are being mistreated in a relationship of the same race, and you want to try something different just say “Tired of being mistreated”
If you don’t know…just say “I don’t know”

This is only part 1 of this discussion…your feedback will lead to the next blog on this topic.

Thanks in advance for your response.

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An Apology To My Ancestors

My Apology to My Ancestors

 Expressed By: Sharon Parker

I would like to start off by apologizing to every African that was brought to America against their will.  The strength of “Samson” continues to prove itself to be worthy of God’s love (Yes, You Black Man, Woman and Child!).  Went to the movies on November 8, 2013 and watched the film “12 Years A Slave”, and wanted to show my respect by immediately apologizing to each and everyone of you who perished at the hand of the evil word called “Slave”.

My spirit was so unsettled, that all I could do was to observe how quiet everybody was departing the movie.  Their faces were so blank…I wondered what they may have been thinking!  To scared to ask, because I did not want to hear the same old lines about what the White man did to us.  However, I wanted to focus on what we as Blacks did not do or have not done to honor the memories of so many unsung heroes.  Turning the focus on myself, I immediately felt a conviction of guilt.  I repeatedly started apologizing to all the men, women and children who was born in slavery and have been forgotten.  Scorn with conviction (Scorn –  a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval”), I asked them all who I now call my ancestors, to forgive me for not remembering or learning more about their experience, especially those who were never freed.

The systematic design to use psychological and sociological warfare to forced hard labor on innocent people was done to weaken a race.  Hate and greed was the motivation that kept this type of warfare going on for over 400 years, and some say it still exists today.  Thanks to the mercy of God who worked through the spirit of strong Blacks, Indians, Quakers, and some brave Caucasians to break the chain of slavery.

ALL African American men and women must remember that you don’t have the right to forget your past.  Most importantly, you must remember that is was not your fought that you were a bred race.  Fear was bred in you since birth to consciously and subconsciously weaken your spirit.  Some say the psychological warfare of “fear” was systematically designed to stipe you of your Godly spirit, and you must do everything in your power to remember and overcome those fears in every aspect of your life.  Believe me…it will take a lifetime, but you must began now and never stop.  I have started with an apology to my ancestors.

Sharon’s personal apology to her ancestors:

  • I apologize for taking life for granted!
  • I apologize for being so selfish and self-centered thinking someone owed me something!
  • I apologize for all the pain I experienced and never seek help!
  • I apologize for being so weak and not wanting to face the past of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and so on!
  • I apologize for forgetting all the pain and suffering you experienced as a slave!
  • I apologize for turning my back for 42 years before I created ROASA, Inc., in 2008! (ROASA means “Remembering Our Ancestors Synergistic Association”)
  • I apologize for not taking advantage of every opportunity provided to me in school, college and life!
  • I apologize for not remembering all the unsung heroes who never made it in the history books! (These ancestors had the strength to stand up and fight against ungodly and unrighteous burial treatment against them and their family and died for it)
  • I apologize for not giving thanks to all the Indians, Quakers and Caucasians who helped you out of slavery!
  • I apologize for allowing the systematic evil of slavery to continue to impact your descendants today!
  • I apologize for not realizing that slavery is a sickness and all who hate must seek psychological help!

Abusive behavior in any form should not be forced on any human race.   This systematic evil excised on Blacks for over 400+ years, should have been condemned by all who call themselves, God’s children.  If you did not speak up against slavery, you were and are part of the problem.

Most importantly, my beloved Black men and Black women, if you have forgotten the pain and suffering your ancestors experienced, you are part of the problem.  Start by apologizing and began to work on yourself to overcome the mastermind game of “fear”!

Love not hate…an apology to my ancestors from Sharon Parker!

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Should Lauryn Hill Seek Counseling for Her Statements?

The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.

According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.

In 2012, Hill published a thoughtful letter describing the corruption, the oppression and the control of the music industry and her desire to escape it.  In one part of the letter, Lauryn states

“It was this schism and the hypocrisy, violence and social cannibalism it enabled, that I wanted and needed to be freed from, not from art or music, but the suppression/repression and reduction of that art and music to a bottom line alone, without regard for anything else.  Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual.  I Love making art, I Love making music, these are as natural and necessary for me almost as breathing or talking.  To be denied the right to pursue it according to my ability, as well as be properly acknowledged and compensated for it, in an attempt to control, is manipulation directed at my most basic rights!  These forms of expression, along with others, effectively comprise my free speech!  Defending, preserving, and protecting these rights are critically important, especially in a paradigm where veiled racism, sexism, ageism, nepotism, and deliberate economic control are still blatant realities!!!”

http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/lauryn-hill-ordered-by-the-court-to-undergo-counseling-due-t-her-conspiracy-theories/

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ROASA, Inc. Calls on Strong Women Like Mary Wilson…

ROASA, Inc. Calls on Strong Women Like Mary Wilson...

This image of Mrs. Mary Wilson came from an article written by Linden Hills; 08-05-2011. ROASA WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER THIS ANCESTOR! LET’S TALK!

If you’re still asking yourself “WHY” should I attend this retreat? JUST REMEMBER “MRS. MARY WILSON…MOTHER OF BENJAMIN WILSON WHO WAS SHOT IN 1984″. READ HER STORY…AND ASK YOURSELF…”WHAT CAN I DO TODAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?” Last night I could not sleep (around 3:00am or so)…normally…I watch some show about a Taxi cab driver in New York…picking up people and asking them questions for money (forget the name of the show – if you know please share). Something told me to turn to another channel and I did…I turned to ESPN Channel 12 on Comcast…and heard a story about a lady name MARY WILSON. I started taking notes like…her baby was shot almost 29 years now, and I wondered how many baby boys has been shot since 1984. I’m scared to know the numbers. I started taking more notes about the large number of people who come out to support her when they found out who Ben Wilson was (celebrities and the general public). I said to myself…”WOW look at all of those people who care about the lost of this young man’s life”. THEN…I asked myself…what happen…why don’t we care anymore like we did 29 years ago? What has made us so hard that a boy’s (Black) life can be overlooked?” So, today, after working on numerous projects, I Google her name and came across this article written in 2011 by Linden hills..08-05-2011…it read “His mother was very strong and she would just break your heart. She campaigned against violence for years and you could see this tragedy took its toll on her…” I SAY TO ALL MY STRONG WOMEN…REMEMBER THESE NUMBERS “15, 25, and 29” AND RESEARCH THERE SIGNIFICANCES OF THEM AND LET’S TALK. THIS TOPIC WILL BE #1 ON OUR AGENDA AT THE RETREAT! SORRY FOR THE LONG WRITE UP…BUT WE MUST GET SERIOUS!

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50 Years of Remembering The March on Washington, DC

50 Years of Remembering The March on Washington, DC

ROASA’s President, Sharon Parker wants you to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 50th celebration of the “March on Washington”. MAKE IT A DAY ON AND NOT A DAY OFF (SERVE, SERVE, SERVE)!

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My Animoto Video

My Animoto Video.

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