Tuesday, February 12, 2019

State of Virginia -2019


The recent meltdown in Virginia reflects a collage of America’s race, gender, class and politics grounded in the state of Virginia. It is fair to declare that every state in our union mirrors the maladies that exist in America.  Our nation is reeling from the inability of Americans to mature and evolve on Race, Gender, Class and Politics. Our elected officials in truth do reflect the mandates and demographics of their constituents. This reflection includes, immorality, corruption as well as the inspiration and altruism of their constituents.

 

Virginia’s elected officials in Richmond have failed for years in confronting the racism and legacy of Virginia. The entire legislative body of Virginia including the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, as well as both Black and White elected members of the Virginia Legislature have done nothing in years to end the racist tribute to Lee and Jackson before the MLK Holiday in Virginia. The continuing racial divisions in Virginia is not just an aspect of the Southern region of the state the Northern region of Virginia is also soaked in backward racial attitudes and behaviors.

 

Women in any region of the state are discounted and weary of the realities of sexual harassment and being treated with less parity than men especially Women of Color in Virginia others in Virginia from its immigrant citizens to be handicapped and seniors in the state are also marginalized and their basic humanity is often held in contempt. Virginia’s public and private business sectors also mirror the demographics of the state as well as it waves of prosperity and lulls. The administration of Justice in Virginia echoes the nation’s shortcomings as well yet the state has endless private and public focused charities and volunteers that don’t forget the plight of the homeless and the poor. All is not in despair and gloom in the commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Virginia of course is not the Confederate state of its past it has matured, evolved and left many of the scars of its history behind. The state continues to be a work in progress it is not a canvass of decay and regression.

 

The way forward for Virginia is not be contaminated by the missteps of its elected officials and voters.  Plane Ideas is not giving up on the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Black & Blue

I know you are there .... I can feel your presence... I want to run for cover.... Ignoring you and pretending you will go away is not going to cut it
You are so pervasive and impactful I cringe knowing how deep you have penetrated my shield .... I have witnessed up close and personal your scent and its stench
Carving your mark and leaving fragile footprints Yeah you leave quite a scar very few bandages will repair what you have broken
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This time however when you come for me I am prepared... I have my arsenal swollen with confidence, assurance, family and friends have emboldened me with firewalls of hope, commitment and unconditional love

Depression I dare you now to enter my fortress .....

BLM

Monday, August 13, 2018

Black America imperil again :Circa 2018

Once again in our own nation Black Americans are comforting the specter of Elimination from the White Supremacists

BLM

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Mission : American Renaissance of Compassion

America is soaked and baked in an surreal aura of disdain and disregard for the basic dignity and compassion for each other. This state of America is suffocating the spirit of every generation in our collective human tree. Many are lost and drowning in this sea of meaningless and raw contempt for the very essence of being human. We have violated the irrevocable inner trust our souls need to develop and survive as human beings.

This ethos and zeitgeist of not caring for the humanity and dignity of all souls living and unborn in our country is making life in our nation a daily struggle to avoid the contagion of not caring and intentional ignorance of the plight of others. We must have the courage and integrity stand in front of the avalanche of hate and contempt that is contaminating the very atmosphere of living of late in America. Americans must refuse to retreat to the abyss of compassion avoidance.

I am going to call upon the very essence of my soul to release within my being the capacity to harvest compassion and regards for others from my adversaries to the strangers that wear the faces of broken hearts and frustrated failures and hopeless and wounded experiences that find them balcony of finite.

Please join me and together let’s harvest and then cultivate the passion and reservoir of humanity that that occupies the soul of our persona. I am not afraid to wrap myself around myself as I begin this quest to bring love and compassion back to America one person, one moment , one second in every day and breath of America.

Hang on my friends hold your head up high don’t give up help is on the way......

BLM

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Winning Black in the Trump Era



In the Trump Era of America there has been a public resurgence of disdain, disregard and disparities for many especially the poor and those in the margins of America. Minorities have also be subject to public displays of bigotry and regressive attitudes and behaviors. This is especially true for Black Americans of late.





It is critical that new strategies emerged to defeat this toxic environment. We propose that these strategies begin with the acknowledgment that retreat, apathy and surrender is not an option in any situation.





For starters it is imperative that any idea or proposal to combat the Era of Trump must not be a reactionary position but a posture that is organic and proactive. Our stragies must survive the Trump Era.  America as well most benefit from our focus on prospering as Black Americans in the Trump Era such a mission focus will only enhance the outcome of our strategies.


 
To be continued......

Thursday, January 25, 2018

New Age Educational Model for Urban Schools in America




The staff of Plane Ideas focuses on a wide spectrum of issues and constructs in America. We examine our political, economic, educational, criminal justice system and the like. Of late in America the academic outcomes in our urban aka Black and Brown school systems have been dismal and reflect a profound reality for our students and the trajectory of the future of America.


The staff of Plane Ideas has created a range of proposals and constructs which we believe can alter the very foundation of superior academic outcomes in our urban school districts in America.

We propose the following:


-Teachers visiting homes of students to examine the environment and provide parents with real time academic progress reports and educational tips for parents to support and augment the academic outcomes of their children outside the school building

-Immersion curriculums which teach one subject matter the entire school day in a pace that works for the variety of student learning skills in the classroom

-Removal of students from distressed venues into dorms off site to rural venues.

-Seniors with career credentials inside each classroom to assist in lesson plans and character development

-Students executing incentive laden contracts for designated academic outcomes with specific target and rewards for achievement of the educational targets

-Offsite instructional education and vocation experiences from visits to industrial sites to university campuses

-Insertion of educational workspaces in the homes of students living in distressed urban venues






Thursday, November 30, 2017

Women Revolutionary Movement in America



America has been the soil for profound civil and human rights movements. Our country has experienced the liberation of Black Americans from slavery as well as the end of the genocide of Native Americans . America has been the gateway  and intersection for a variety of  human rights movements including elevating the status and rights of the LGBBTQ community to those who champion  the rights of people with disabilities and other challenges in our nation.


Woman of America are now engaged in a revolution to end the contempt for their dignity, gender and safety. Sexual harassment and all of its derivatives are being confronted  there are  no safe harbors nor tolerance of any manifestation of harassment and related  behavior and attitudes towards Woman in America.


This revolution anchored by the Woman of America has no limits or boundaries.  Woman in our country whether they are in their homes or in the public square and marketplace should never have to confront the perils of sexual harassment in our country.


For Woman in this revolution there is no place, space or situation that is immune from respecting and safeguarding the dignity of Woman . America is now compelled to accept and acknowledge Woman have a universal and inalienable right for a Woman to be respected and safe. Woman have a right to not be subject to contempt and disrespect for their gender anywhere in the world.


Woman have declared to America there is now a zero tolerance mandate.  No one regardless of status and stature including celebrities, politicians, peers and family members will be given a license or immunity to engage in the sexual harassment and contempt for Woman in America.


When the moment calls for a Constitutional Amendment that codifies and elevates Womanhood in America and legalizes the dignity and of Womanhood in America. I will be there for the Woman of America.




BLM