Growth: Let crumbling foundations clear the path for deeper roots.


This past weekend was quite a whirlwind, the culmination of a few weeks planning to celebrate the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela coincided with the unfolding of the trial of the George Zimmerman trial. Saturday evening on my way to a posh Beverly Hills restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend's milestone birthdays, the …

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Life in 2012: How do you change the world when so much is going wrong?


The problems we face are enormous.   Trayvon Martin, Salecia Johnson and J'aiesha Scott, Shaima Alawadi, Jose Guerena, Brisinia & Raul Flores, David Kao, Vincent Jen Chin, Caylee Anthony, JonBenet Ramsey, Emmett Till. The problems we face are institutional. Law Enforcement Education Religion Environment Slavery The problems we face are global. Politics Economy Food Water The problems are so huge, sometimes we wonder what we're …

On the Zimmerman charges: Lay down the pitchforks.


I believe in God. My faith fills me with the floating, deeply rooted, eternal shimmer great love affairs are made of.  There is no sense of beginning, ending, only being.  Forever.  I smile just thinking about it. God is love, life, eternal, powerful, perfect, true and right.Most folks would agree. Until I attach a label to it.  Then …

Q&A: How does love fit into the discourse on Trayvon Martin?


Yesterday I posted about the truth as I understand it, relating to how we deal with the heinous ills that plague mankind today. It was kind of huge. The post was sparked by the Trayvon Martin shooting that occurred in February in South Florida but covered a range of universal issues.   https://tinawatkins.com/2012/03/27/more-on-trayvon-martin-and-racism-what-kind-of-love-is-this/ As Dr. Seuss …

More on Trayvon Martin and Racism: What kind of love is this?


Monday, March 26th I had the privilege to speak on behalf of http://www.wlcac.org at the Los Angeles rally and march for Trayvon Martin organized by Zsanae Davis, A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition, the NAACP and others. While listening to Ashmont Hill's "Running," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg2gUs1w-h0) my morning meditation on the message I'd convey, surprised me. "What kind of love is this?" …

Focus: How will Trayvon Martin’s life translate into a victory for mankind?


I love mankind.  To the point that my heart would break to consider applauding the death of a crazed mass murderer.  It's a lot easier to direct hatred toward those who seem to be filled with it: But how is that justice?  When an injustice is committed against fellow man, we have to dig within …