The Forgotten Murals of Chocolate City aka Washington DC Part 1

Welcome to the lost, replaced and new murals of Washington, DC formally known as: Chocolate City. 

The picture murals you are about to see tell the stories of a native culture that has been replaced by gentrification. Ask me how I know …Many of the murals you are about to see  can  no longer be found as a part of the native Washington, DC’s history.

Native Washingtonians Lives Matter Too!

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Do not worry;  the MURAL culture of Washington, DC has been replaced with animals, flowers and birds. All you have to do is just take a look around. 

Wait until you see part 2 

DICK GREGORY ~ MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH

Dick Gregory was a pioneering comedian and civil rights activist who took on race with layered, nuanced humor during the turbulent 1960s. He participated in the Civil Rights Movement , and even ran for political office. In his later years, he worked as a lecturer and pursued his interests in health and fitness.

Listen to his words of wisdom for young African Americans.

I am more than an addict.

Good day,

My name is Rhonda L Johnson. I am a mother of 3 adult children,  and  proud grandmother of 11 beautiful grandbabies who call me G. G. aka Gorgeous Grandma.

In my journey from this thing called life, I have  learned that mental health and addictions, along with suicidal ideations  can play a major part from people  becoming and reaching their full potential. Depression, drugs, and the thoughts of death plagued my life. However, it was the love of my children, and others  who gave me hope not to give up and or die.

See, it was the Master who told me it was going to be okay. For, I am more than an addict, I am a survivor who lives everyday with hope. I had to learn to love myself. I had to learn and understand my purpose. Once, I did that and understood my Co-Occurring  Disorders my life changed, and I became an advocate to help others understand,

I am alive to share the message of education, hope and solutions for those who maybe lost and without hope to, Never give up on life, no matter what anyone thinks. God will use your story to help others because  You are valuable and necessary. You are beautiful and worthy. You are a masterpiece.


KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY

Master told me one day
I’d find peace in every way,
but in search for the clue
wrong things I was bound to do

Keep my head to the sky
for the clouds to tell me why

As I grew with strength
Master kept me as I repent

Keep your head to the sky
Keep your head to the sky

Gave me the will to be free
purpose to live is reality

Found myself never alone
changes come to make me strong

Step right up, be a man
You need faith to understand
so we’re saying for you to hear
Keep your head in faith’s atmosphere

Keep your head to the sky
Keep your head to the sky

From the group:   Earth, Wind and Fire


If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

Need help with substance abuse or mental health issues? In the U.S., call 800-662-HELP (4357) for the SAMHSA National Helpline.