Until next time . . .
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I was wondering if some of you have special family traditions or does everyone just have turkey with gravy and stuffing? Cultrually and traditionally I am sure some of us celebrate the holiday differently. Please let me know in a comment.
At my house cooking will begin on Wednesday night for the traditional turkey feast on Thanksgiving. Usually, all of the women spend Wednesday night together at my grandparents house preparing food for dinner on Thursday, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving really brings my family together for the winter holiday. It is November preparation for December’s festivities.
During the holidays family and friends is what makes it all worth while. Ohh… yeah, the good food too!
As I was cuddled up on the couch before bed; watching the Donald Trump’s: the Aprentice. (BTW, if you know who was voted off; please comment below.) [Hopefully Starr Jones gets fired...haha]
An emergency caption messaged scrolled across the bottom of my television. It was stated to stay tuned for an important message from President Barrack Obama.
For President Obama to make an urgent speech at 10:00/11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, red flags were raised. Something tragic had to have occurred. Indeed noteworthy news and confirmation was released to American’s by President Barrack Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been found and executed by U.S. officials.
Truthfully, my mind was far from focused on Osama Bin Laden. I would have never guessed that we would be recieving that kind of news after nearly a decade.
President Obama brought it to citizens attention that this execution plan was in progress for eight months before action was decided to take place. Timing was everything and Obama waited for substantial information proving high chances of Osama Bin Ladens hide-away in the Mansion Compound.
After nine years, we all were lead to believe that Osama Bin Laden was hidden away in a cave in the mountains. Bin Laden was were we least expected him to be, in a million dollar mansion.
The members of Al Qaeda stationed themselves in the Mansion which had two secruity gates, eighteen foot walls with security; guarding their “FBI Most Wanted” leader. The waste that came from the house was burned, insuring that no evidence could be traced and obtained by U.S. spies and officials. Children were sent out to bring food back to the compound. The mansion had no internet, phone, or cable connected which was suspicious to officials.
The U.S. Navy Seals raided the compound and the mission lasted about 45 minutes. Osama Bin Laden tried shielding himself with a woman. Bin Laden had bodyguards and he ordered them to shoot him before the U.S. officials could capture him or kill him.
The Navy Seals were ordered to capture Osama Bin Laden, dead or alive. Osama and his followers put up a fight. Bin Laden was shot twice in the head; he was executed.
U.S. Officials took custody of his body in order to confirm with DNA that it was Osama Bin Laden. (it was confirmed) Shortly after confirmation, officials honored his muslim religion, buring him at sea within 24 hours.
Even though Osama Bin Laden has been executed, we still have a long way to go. The only way we can put an end to the “War on Terror” is to wipe out all of Al Qaeda Nation.
Posted in Black History Month, Historic Images, Holiday, Holidays, Law, Literature, Political, Question & Opinions, Race, Triumph, tagged America, Black History Month, Classes, Equality, Law, race, School, Segregation, Slavery, Triumph, United States, US History on February 27, 2011 | 4 Comments »
Black History is America’s History. -
As a student I have observed over the years that; Black History is not covered in U.S. History like it should be. Clearly the triumphs that African-Americans went through in America is extremely signifigant to America’s History, yet it is not covered in our U.S. History textbooks.
At my school in order to even cover Black History, you have to sign up for a separate class; African-American Studies. There is no reason why the two significant pieces of History is separated in the majority of text books. There is no such topic of ‘simply’ Black History (so to speak).
Do you believe Black History should be separated from U.S. History?
Leave your opinion as a comment below, please. (: