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A Case of Being the Wrong Complexion for The Connection?

This past Friday June 12, 2015 will mark the beginning of a weekend I will never forget. As black man in America, I experience racism and discrimination on a regular basis. This particular weekend, I happened to have my camera with me. After this experience, I will never leave home without having some sort of recording device with me. This humiliating and downright mean treatment from an employee of Radisson Inn and Suites in Buena Park, California has left my family with a scar and painful memory of how prejudice is still a silent disease in our society that reveals itself through actions that poison and kill the harmony our entire universe was created to live in.


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Taq'uee Hicks, The Peaceful Black Warrior

55 thoughts on “A Case of Being the Wrong Complexion for The Connection?

  1. Phillip Davis

    Wisdom is wealth! One thing I respect deeply about Africa is the treasure of wisdom our ancestors have handed down to us. While some of our leaders may have forgotten them, the rest of us don’t need to. From prudent sayings on wisdom itself, to judicious encouragements, warnings and even quirky advice on learning, patience, unity, wealth, poverty, community, family, love and marriage, these quotes will inspire you to be the best you can possibly be.

  2. Bruce Sanchez

    Eat when the food is ready; speak when the time is right. ~Ethiopian Proverb

  3. Tina Daniels

    If you can’t resolve your problems in peace, you can’t solve war. ~ Somalian proverb

  4. Irene Griffin

    If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African proverb

  5. Victor Simmons

    Ears that do not listen to advice, accompany the head when it is chopped off. ~African Proverb

  6. Gloria Brown

    If there is character, ugliness becomes beauty; if there is none, beauty becomes ugliness. ~Nigerian Proverb

  7. Melissa White

    A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. ~ African proverb

  8. Lisa Turner

    The food that is in the mouth is not yet in the belly. ~Kikuyu Proverb

  9. Gerald Tinial

    He who eats another mans food will have his own food eaten by others. ~Swahili Proverb

  10. Sarah Warren

    Food gained by fraud tastes sweet to a man, but he ends up with gravel in his mouth. ~African Proverb

  11. Harold Washington

    Ugliness with a good character is better than beauty. ~Nigerian Proverb

  12. Roger Torres

    You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~Congolese proverb

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