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Again, thanks for
to Judge Sonia Sotomayor who was confirmed and sworn
into her position - Supreme Court Justice. She is
the first Latina and third woman to serve on the bench
past few months we have seen so many historical things
taking place in these United States of America. It
all started with an African-American running for the
highest position in the land, winning his parties
nomination, winning the very competitive Presidential
race and becoming the First African-American
President of the United States. Now, we have
witnessed the First Hispanic Supreme Court Judge - Sonia
Sotomayor being appointed and now confirmed as a Supreme
Court Judge. What an absolute historic landmark,
as well as a profound and significant accomplishment for
many occasions while viewing her confirmation hearings I
became a bit disturbed due to some of the bizarre
questions she was asked by the Republicans on the Senate
Judiciary Committee, I actually felt they were quite
unfair and prejudiced.
However, she was very pleasant and answered the
questions with poised and with total confidence, which I
was very happy to observe.
an accomplishment for a simple woman from a simple life
and simple upbringing, who was born to Puerto Rican
Parents and grew up in a South Bronx public housing
project. At the early age of 9 Judge Sotomayor's
father passed away and her mother who she describes as
an inspiration was left to care for, and raise her and
her brother while working 6 days a week.
Sotomayor a diabetic at a young age, graduated
valedictorian from her Catholic High School in New
York, and won a scholarship to Princeton and graduated summa
cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After finishing
law school she spent 5 years working with the Assistant
District Attorney in Manhattan as an assistant
prosecuting violent crimes.
1992, Republican President George H. W. Bush appointed
her to the District Court for the Southern District of
New York. In
1994 she worked as in International Corporate Litigator
in a private law firm handling cases involving
everything from intellectual property to banking, real
estate and contract law. In 1998 Judge Sotomayor
was nominated by President Bill Clinton to the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was
confirmed by bipartisan support. She was the first
Latin woman to serve in this position.
my readings about Judge Sotomayor it seems in her
three-decade career she has been in public service in
nearly every level of the Judicial System, as a
prosecutor, trial judge and an appellate judge. I
learned during 17 years on the bench she participated in
over 3000 panel discussions and authored roughly 400
at Arious know The Honorable Judge Sonia Sotomayor will
certainly be an excellent Supreme Court Justice and we
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Obama hosted a reception at the White House honoring
Justice Sonia Sotomayor following her confirmation to
the Supreme Court. Please click on the picture below to
listen and view the Presidents remarks celebrating her
17th marks the 122nd Anniversary of the great
Marcus Garvey's birth, and all across the globe folks
are celebrating with lectures, poetry, music and
dance. Please read and enjoy my tribute to
this exceptional man, which I wrote some years
Garvey was born in St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann, Jamaica in 1887,
and he was known as a black Prophet,
Philosopher and an extremely influential
speaker. His vision, which he was
determined to carry out was the liberation of
his people. Many believed he was a
Messiah, a true Prophet, giving the prophesy
of the coming of the redeemer who was going to
"deliver the black man from bondage, and
who had come to save a people who for
centuries had been exploited by another
race". He promoted faith in the
Almighty Creator of Africa and the Black race,
"who created his Black sons and daughters
in his own image and likeness".
I learned more about Garvey, it was clear to
see he gave millions of Caribbean people a
sense of pride and so enabling them to take
their place in the world, Garvey stated
"Never allow anyone to convince you of
inferiority as a man. Rise in your
dignity to justify all that is noble in your
manhood/womanhood as a race".
dignified African beauty and promoted a
"Back to Africa" campaign with a
plan for resettlement in Liberia. He was
truly a powerful speaker and when he spoke it
was electrifying, he was known to have a
"silver tongue", and with this
tongue and the words that came from his lips
he inspired 11 million people to come into his
Association - The Universal Negro
Improvement Association (UNIA), and African
Communities League (ACL). Garvey
organized the UNIA-ACL to promote a spirit of
race, Love and Pride; to administer to and
assist the needy; to reclaim the fallen of the
race; to establish universities, colleges and
secondary schools for the further education
and culture of the boys and girls of the race;
and to conduct a worldwide commercial and
industrial intercourse (to fund a strong Negro
nation.) The motto for the UNIA- ACL
was/is "One God! One Aim! One
Destiny", the association sought to unite
"all the people of African ancestry of
the world into one great body to establish a
county and Government absolutely their
own." He promoted a steamship
company "The Black Star Steamship,
Co." that would provide
transportation for blacks to return to Africa.
traveled everywhere observing the working
conditions and the living conditions of blacks
throughout the region. He visited Costa
Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras,
Columbia, Venezuela, London, and
especially all across the West Indies; and
clearly these poor conditions saddened him and
made him more determined to obtain his goals.
He also witnessed in the West Indies the petty
divisions that divided the islands, which he
spoke about in his lectures and speeches
"...You all know how the different West
Indians despise each other, how the Jamaican
despise the Barbadian and the Barbadian
despise the Jamaican, and all the other
islands hate each other. The UNIA was
founded in 1914 after my experience of travel
in South America, in Central America, in all
the West Indian Islands and in Europe seeing
the need for greater unity amongst the black
people of the World."
"Therefore, the American Negroes and the
West Indian Negroes are one, and they are
relics of the great African race which was
brought into the Western World and kept here
for 400 years".
Garvey through his plight to accomplish his
goals endeavored lots of difficulties, as with
every prophet throughout time.
Undoubtedly, it seemed he was loathed,
criticized, persecuted, maligned,
scorned, and was even convicted (which his
sentence was commuted by President Coolidge),
and deported, but he stayed strong, held on to
his celestial work with courage, resoluteness
and strength, which enabled him to rise
continually from whatever misfortunes he
suffered. He successfully built and
consolidated the UNIA into an international
organization, and because of his efforts by
1920 the association boasted over 1,100
branches in more than 40 countries (many
located in the US which had become a base for
the UNIA), he also had several branches in
Central America and in the Caribbean
Garvey was truly a good man, that gave hope to
a lot of black people and the black race on a
whole. He is considered in Jamaica a
hero and was proclaimed by Jamaica as its
First National Hero. After his death in
1940, he was laid to rest in London due to
travel conditions during World War II, however
his remains which was exhumed and taken back
to Jamaica now lies at a shrine in
National Heroes Park in Jamaica. I
close my piece on Marcus Garvey with one of
his famous proclamation "Look for me in
the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all
around you, for, with God's grace, I shall
come and bring with me countless millions of
black slaves who have died in America and the
West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid
you in the fight for liberty, Freedom and
more details on Mr. Garvey's life and works
check out his official site www.marcusgarvey.com
BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME and READ ACROSS
JAMAICA FOUNDATION IS ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
that it's Back-To-School time, our friends from
The Read Across Jamaica Foundation informed us
that they are seeking donations of good reading
materials to distribute to children who need and
appreciate them. You can help by (1)
Purchasing a barrel; (2) Sponsor & Ship A
barrel; (3) Pledge & Adopt a School or (4)
Donate Materials. They
ask your support with obtaining 25
barrels. For more information on how to
make a contribution log on to www.readacrossja.com
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call: 202-285-4673. "Donate A
Barrel - Help Share the World Through Reading
With Children Across The Caribbean"
you would like to share your thoughts on any of the issues
feel free to send it directly to me at: email@example.com
to check out the Virginia Caribbean Carnival - Caribfest on Friday and
Saturday 8/14 & 15. If by chance you want to attend, then you still
have time to do so. A bus will be leaving from the T&T Clubhouse in
Washington DC on Saturday morning at 7:00 am. FOR
ALL THE DETAILS CLICK HERE
A Bus will
also be leaving from Baltimore Maryland, so call Ms. Cumberbatch for all the
details @ 410-340-7988
I close out for this week, please remember to
check out all
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Have a lovely
and safe weekend!
out our "Featured Events" listed below.
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14 & 15, 2009 - Norfolk Virginia -
Featuring Mighty Sparrow on 8/14/09
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15, 2009 - Trinidad WI
16, 2009 - Orlando Florida
22, 2009 - Washington DC
23, 2009 - Philadelphia PA
9, 2009 - Washington DC
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Miami on October
12, 2009, and
making stops in (1) Key West: for us to explore the
beautiful island, and to get a taste of its signature
dessert-the Key Lime Pie; and (2) Cozumel Mexico for us to
discover the ancient Maya ruins, as well as to play on the
white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen on the mainland.
Finally we return to Miami
on October 16, 2009.
note while on the ship all meals are included (24 hours a
day,) with lots of fun and exciting things to do while
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