Three Faces

Amin! Well said!

The Path of Grace

ChapelHillVictimsLook at these three faces. The faces of three beautiful people, the faces of three human beings, the faces of three children of God.  They happen to belong to Deah Barakat, 23, Barakat’s wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Yusor’s sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19.  These three people were murdered in cold blood, apparently over a parking dispute?

Yeah a parking dispute. Apparently they were having an issue with a neighbor over parking, and the neighbor decided to take matters into his own hands and solve the dispute by shooting all three of them in the head.

Really, I’m supposed to buy that?

I’m not saying that there wasn’t a “parking dispute.”  I’m not saying that it didn’t have anything to do with what has happened…but really?

The alleged killer, one mister Craig Hicks has apparently billed himself as a champion of rational thought, anti-theism, and atheism.  His Facebook page chides religious people…

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The Greatest African American and Afro-American Martial Artists in History

Trying not to reblog as much, but I couldn’t resist this – it’s awesome!

Out of This Century

By Ben Miller

When asked to recall a great martial artist of African descent born in the Americas, the average person is likely to mention a twentieth-century boxer such as Joe Louis, or a more recent exponent of the Asian martial arts, such as Jim Kelly. Or, those of the younger generation might name the modern mixed martial arts competitor Anderson Silva, regarded by some as the greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time.

What many do not know is that in centuries past, some of the greatest practitioners of European martial arts were of African descent.

Although Africans brought a number of their own indigenous techniques with them to Europe and the Americas (as can be read about here), they also sometimes trained in, adopted, and excelled at European swordsmanship—also known as classical and historical fencing.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, it was even possible (albeit difficult)…

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