Saturday, February 5, 2011

Abandoned Dog of 7th Ward Needs a Forever Home

I Need a Human...

To trust, to love me, to take care of me... My owner used me for breeding, then threw me to the streets. A nice lady in the neighborhood feeds me when she can, when she sees me... but she can't keep me as her landlord does not permit dogs.

I have been abused, I cringe when you come near me because I used to be beaten, but it hasn't made me nasty or needy. As soon as I can tell you mean me no harm, I am full of love and gratitude. I love it when the nice lady pets me and speaks softly to me... I lie down and let her love me and when she is all done, I get up and wag my tail, so happy to be loved, so grateful that not all humans are cruel.

I need a human, with a yard, with a warm kennel, with a farm or lots of land. I am a good girl and want to believe that not all humans are cruel.

You can apply to this nice lady and she will help you help me.


After being flagged numerous times on Craiglist (pets), I picked up "Mommy" and put her in my truck. I went to the owner and told him I had his dog - as everyone but me, knew her owner... He denied he owned her but gave me his blessings to find her a new home. The neighbors across the street then told me that their was another dog "Migo" a gentle small Chiuahua mix that might "get killed in the streets" and asked me to help her also. It was a blessing that they could go to the rescue together as they know each other and will be a comfort to each other in a strange place for a few days. The rest of the story is in my last Craiglist posting:

Thank you to Kelly and Lisa who were able to take in "Mommy" and another stray my neighbors asked me to take away before he was as they told me "killed on the streets", Migo a small mixed dog. We spent about 3 hours together in the truck, just them and I, my reassuring them and then found out that would be able to take them!

Thank you to to help with their care and for the other dogs in the rescue.

Thank you to Glynnis at Common Ground in the lower 9th for your help today.

And thank you most of all to God for letting me share the love of two beautiful souls, who through no fault of their own, have only known neglect and abuse...

One Love!

Thank you to everyone who wrote offering food, shelter in an emergency, and sympathy for her plight.

"Abbie" Update:

Thanks to everyone who helped raise the money for Abbie's vet bills!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Farewell 2 Messy Mya - The Vigil and Funeral

Contains context related explicit language.

For the family, friends, loved ones, and son of Anthony Barre - Messy Mya.

One LOVE from a 7th Ward neighbor.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Marcus Garvey History - Available on BBC4

This reasoning on the life of Marcus Garvey is available on BBC4:

It is an excellent reasoning, and if you do not know who Marcus Garvey was and the impact he had in the early 1900's in bringing to the fore Afrocentrism, then this is a great introduction to the man and his message. There are also a few moments of hearing his voice, from the BBC archives.


One Love.
your planetary sister

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Slaves and Free People of Color Sacremental Records of New Orleans Now Online

Archbishop Aymond announes publication of sacramental records of slaves and free persons of color
Tuesday February 1st 2011

The registers are available online for the public to search.
Today, February 1, 2011, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced that previously unpublished sacramental records dating from before Louisiana’s statehood are now being made available online.

“It is especially exciting that we are able to make this announcement today, as we begin the nation’s commemoration of Black History Month because many of these previously unpublished sacramental records are those belonging to slaves and free people of color,” said Archbishop Aymond. “These had never been published before because there was no way to search or index them and now, thanks to technology, we are able to make them available to the public.”

The records being released now are those from individuals baptized without surnames in the Catholic Church under French and Spanish colonial rule. Those records with surnames were indexed in the 1970s and are searchable. Now is the first time records for those without surnames are open to the public.

“We don’t have the resources at the archdiocese to operate a research center,” says archdiocesan archivist Lee Leumas, Ph.D., CA. “Through our website we are able to make a pdf image of the original documents containing the records available.”

New Orleans is home to some of the oldest records in the United States. The archdiocesan Office of Archives and Records is charged with not only maintaining those records but keeping that history alive and accessible to the public. By publishing these records online, many more families will be able to research family history and learn interesting facts about historical events happening around the lives of their ancestors.

“Our local Catholic Church has a long and diverse history,” said Archbishop Aymond. “It is our hope that this will towards healing division in our community and an acknowledgement of the sins of the past, especially slavery. Also, we hope this is a means to combat racism, which is a sin, and to help young people grow in a deeper understanding of their history.”

“Our records tell not only the stories of individuals and families, but offer interesting insights into New Orleans’ history,” says Leumas. “There are accounts from Pere Antoine of the great fire and how he saved the records and even accounts of children born to slave parents being freed at the time of their baptisms. There is an incredible amount of history in these volumes.”