Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A moment of silence

I'd like to just take a moment to pray for the family and friends of the victims of this shooting.

I pray God's peace be with them all in their time of bereavement.






God Bless you all, my family of bloggers/readers!

16 comments:

Mizrepresent said...

Ditto DC, my prayers go out to the families as well.

CortneyGee said...

In this moment of silence was I not supposed to post a comment ? I'm not being funny either I'm confused on if this is correct to comment on this posted ... well since Ive started to .. might as well leave my piece ... if I was one of those kids that got shot ( and survived VT would have to forgive all my student loans and let me get as much higher education as I wanted to for free...) Not to be insensitive I would like to say its a damn shame that the people had to meet their end trying to improve their lives ... wow

dc_speaks said...

it is more than appropriate to post a comment in a moment of silence after the moment has passed, brah.

thanks for sharing that perspective, gizzle. I feel ya on that though.

CortneyGee said...

you are most welcome potna ..

Shai said...

My prayers have been going out since I heard. It hurts my heart to know that folks working hard to get an education lives ending so senselessly.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Hi, DC! I'm surfing Blackosphere blogs this morning and sharing some ideas that are being discussed with the growing Afrosphere Movement, in the hopes and expectation that our blogs have a lot of interests in common, even if we don't always see them the same way.

The Shaquanda Cotton case has convinced a lot of us Black bloggers that there's power in unity and that we can really make a difference if we share with one another and let our voices be heard.

I saw your comments over at Saadia's blog. With all of the challenges our young people face, I've got some ideas I'd like to share with you, about what we can do to involve African-American young Black people in the Afrosphere Blog Movement.

For example, teachers could assign to students the task of starting an (Afrosphere) blog and putting in a site counter to see which student gets the most hits and why.

I think this could be an excellent ongoing educational tool for our young people, while also uniting Black people on the Internet with their peers as well as intergenerationally, in the US and the entire African diaspora.

But it all is student-centered, starting with each student's self-expression, language and creative skills, just as our blogs start there.

Can violence between youths go down and self-esteem increase if students vie for primacy on the Internet instead of with guns and expensive sneakers?

Also, I've written an article
Considering the Records of Hillary Clinton vs. Barack Obama.

Please have a look and join this discussion about how to build the Afrosphere Movement of Black people's blogs and how to make the most gains for Blacks in 2008.

If all that isn't your thing, then at least read my article, "Free Your African Hair!"

One Love! One Nation Under and AfroSpear!

Sincerely,

Francis L. Holland, Esq.

Khoney330 said...
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Khoney330 said...

I just don't understand why a person feels he/she has the right to end a life they had no hand in making. My heart goes out to all the families of the persons who lost their lives.

Lance said...

without a doubt, much prayers go out to the victims & their families....

as we reflect from our moment of silence, reality comes back into focus. where did the gunman, vt student, cho seung-hui get his weapons from as virginia has some of the weakest gun control laws in the country?

if they were purchased in va, will this bring a turnaround in gun control? president bush doesn't think so, in fact lobbied in his address to the nation on the shooting in the people's constitutional right, "to bear arms".

CapCity said...

My prayers go out to ALL of the victims & I include the gunman. I think (my own speculation as a former teacher in demanding schools) that individuals who act out as cho seung-hui are so pressured in their heads that they literally BURST and very often self destruct while hurting others in the process.

It seems that more & more laws get passed - but more & more lives are tragically mangled by society's ails. We need a revision of VALUES more than newer, more restrictive laws.

I continue to pray...

Shai said...

I agree Cap. More values and less law changing. The thing which values will prevail. So many points of views and values.

KIKI said...

My prayers go out to all the victims & their families, as well. I agree that we must also keep cho-seung-hui & his family in are prayers...yes what he did was horrific, but he was apparently unstable and in need of help and his family now has to live with the burden of what he did as well as the families of the victims.

Sheletha said...

I guess the Black Blogosphere means family...

Sheletha said...

I dunno...I just didn't want to read all that...

Welcome to the famosphere Francis!!!!

dr. Girlfriend said...

My prayers for everyone touched by this tragedy.

Francis L. Holland Blog said...

Would you like to consider joining the Afrosphere Movement, DC?

AFROSPHERE ACTION ALERT - Ron and Roy Pettaway Shot from Behind by Fulton County GA Police! One Killed. Please call relevant officials and ask for statement for Afrosphere publication. Names and phone numbers provided.

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