Good morning, kittens & dawgs! The weekend will be here soon and that being said, it will be a long holiday weekend for many in the good ole USA. If you’re one such lucky person, like DH, then you will have Martin Luther King, Jr. day off from work.
Ever since man’s fall in the Garden of Eden, hatred is a seed that soon became encoded in our DNA. The Bible retells of the first murder. One brother killing the other because he was jealous. So, the spiral of discontent for others tinkled down the line to form new forms of hatred, one having contempt for the color of a person’s skin.
Racism is something I can’t my wrap my brain. Unfortunately, liberals put a huge importance on skin color and keep racial friction alive in our society even today. We are all equal in God’s eye – black, white, yellow, brown. It doesn’t matter, we are all precious in His sight and Dr. King knew this as well when he voiced his famous speech.
I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream… ~Martin Luther King, Jr 1963
Interestingly, the original lyrics opened with this verse, in reference to the court: “Their robes were black, Their heads were white, The schoolhouse doors were closed so tight, Nine judges all set down their names, To end the years and years of shame.”
According to one source, Pete Seeger was the original artist to record this song in 1956. Personally, I just couldn’t get into it at all and I’d say this is why none us are familiar with Mr. Seeger’s version. If you’re like me, then you grew up listening to Black & White by Three Dog Night.
To make #BOTB more challenging I’m pitting two lesser known artists to me between The Maytones and Gregory Isaacs.
Contender #1 (recorded 1971)
Contender #2 (recorded 1980)
Let’s come together despite the skin we wear and build a better tomorrow where our children and grand-children can honestly say, racism is a thing of the past.
Visit STMcCP to get the 411 on how Battle of the Bands works, but those who know what to do then it’s time to play along with the other members!
- Far Away Series
- STMcC Presents ‘Battle of the Bands’
- Tossing It Out
- Your Daily Dose
- Book Lover
- Creative Outlet of Stratplayer
- Mike’s Ramblings
- Alex J. Cavanaugh (sometimes)
You can count along with me or check back in a week to see who wins Isaacs or The Maytones. Oh yes, one more thing….I’m reaching out for prayers. Please remember DH (Robin) when you talk to the man above because his job will end on January 30th. Electrical Engineering positions are scarce in Knoxville, but we heard of a local company that may be hiring and he plans to reach out to them. Ask God to open another door, preferably in town, when this one closes. Thanks so much. Until we meet again, have bandtastic day!