Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Black Officer, White Navy," written by LCDR Reuben Keith Green, USN ...... Available on Amazon.com

Black Officer, White Navy is likely the first memoir of a Black naval officer who rose from high school dropout to unrestricted line officer in the post-Vietnam War era. The author's unique career path and insightful analysis of both his personal experiences and those of others in the military give a clear picture of what was happening both within and outside the Navy, and how the forces of discrimination and institutional denial and damage control efforts can make a career in the military fraught with obstacles, as well as opportunities, for a well-qualified minority of any gender, race, or ethnic origin. Recent events and the impact of the commander in chief's statements and actions, which have a direct impact on the thinking and behavior of persons in uniform, make this a timely addition to any military member's library. It is full of potential case study material for any military instructional or group facilitation activity, as well as providing an historical overview of what it was like to be a minority sailor or officer between 1975 and the mid-1990's. Any sailor in uniform, regardless of pay grade or commissioned status, can both benefit and learn lessons from this work. Families can use this work to prepare their own loved ones or to help them try to understand the often lingering consequences of their loved one's military service.


Full | CDC's Equal Employment Opportunity Office Director addresses discrimination...

Handling EEOC Investigations & Litigation|hrsimple.com

EEOC Retaliation Guidance Update|hrsimple.com

EEO Litigation for Federal Employees: 7 Stages.


Monday, October 30, 2017

My latest poetry piece... "Divine Spirit"...... I must admit, this is one of my Favorites!!!

Divine Spirit
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

The One who calls
himself my Savior,
I invite you to
my Divine lair,
which house my
eternal flame;

Extinguish my
sinful desires,
rescue me from the
fallacies of illusions,
that occupies the matter
which envelopes
thy earth;

Artificial matter
of the self-reflection
of humanity,
where all self-will
is suppressed
by disillusioned
thoughts of
your existence;

Reveal yourself
before thine eyes
of humanity.
Be still, thy Earth…
Be still, thy Heart…
Be still, thy Flame…
Be still…

No sound.
No thoughts.
No pulse.
No matter.
Only I, Divine Spirit,
the air you breathe;
As I give life to your eternal soul-
Reincarnation of thy-self.

Does Federal Courts Have Jurisdiction Over the US Military?! ..... I for one would like to know... ;)

CNN reports, 
A federal judge on Monday partially blocked enforcement of key provisions of President Donald Trump's memorandum banning transgender people serving in the military.

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly blocked provisions of the memorandum concerning the enlistment and retention of transgender military service members, holding that the plaintiffs "have established that they will be injured by these directives, due both to the inherent inequality they impose, and the risk of discharge and denial of accession that they engender. "

The judge said that the effect of her order was to "revert to the status quo" that existed before the memo that was issued August 25. The memo indefinitely extended a prohibition against transgender individuals entering the military and it required the military to authorize, by no later than March 23, 2018, the discharge of transgender service members.

Trump administration lawyers had asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, arguing that it was premature because the Pentagon is currently studying how to implement the President's directive and no action would be taken until after the policy review is completed.

They also argued that "federal courts owe the utmost deference to the political branches in the field of national defense and military affairs, both because the Constitution commits military decisions exclusively to those branches and because courts have less competence to second-guess military decision making."

But Kollar-Kotelly, of the US District Court for the District of Columbia, declined to wait, ruling that even though the policy was still subject to review, the government's arguments "wither away under scrutiny."

"The Memorandum unequivocally directs the military to prohibit indefinitely the accession of transgender individuals and to authorize their discharge," she wrote, "this decision has already been made."

Full article:  http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/politics/judge-blocks-trump-transgender-military-ban/index.html

Food for thought:  When the class action lawsuit is filed with the Supreme Court, to finally bring an end to discrimination throughout the Armed Forces, Justice Will Be Served!! 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

CDC Discrimination Claims

Tune in to 11 Alive News for a Comprehensive Coverage on Diagnosing Discrimination at the Atlanta CDC

Scheduled lineup:

Monday, October 30, 2017, at 11:00 PM,  
(Part 1—Racial Discrimination Issues)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 5:45 PM,
 (Part 1— Re-Air)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 6:00 PM, 
(Part 2—Disability Discrimination Issues)

Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 6:00 PM, 
(Part 3—Retaliation in Relation to EEO Activity)


I've had the pleasure of meeting one of these victims of such heinous crimes, and my heart goes out to each of these brave employees for fighting against workplace abuse and such violations of their Civil Rights!!

To think that these crimes are being committed in the birthplace of the late Dr. King, where he fought against racial injustices while helping to lay the groundwork for minorities to have "Equal Employment Opportunity" in the workplace while rising through the ranks!!

I for one have been the victim of Civil and Human RIghts crimes, committed by employees of particular government agencies and it's time for the Civil Rights laws to be ENFORCED!!!!!!  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Negro History Lost, Stolen or Strayed- Great documentary

My latest poetry piece, " Your Other Half, is Me"... Which will be featured in my next collection... Soon to be released....

Your Other Half, is Me
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

A plethora of lies,
is where your plight begins,
as you continue to journey
along the path of human origin,
retracing your roots to mankind’s
original sin, which is said to be
where religious heritage begins. 
As wicked sorcery pours through
to the human soul–divine life unfolds;
Deeply rooted within the essence
of your skin, the origin of
my existence–begins,
As I rebirth your souls a new–
I shall lift the curse of tales of
man’s original sin; 
You shall enjoy the nectar of
my plentiful fruit, as I nourish your soul
and guide your Spirit in all that you do.
No more suppression of the mind–
eyes no longer blind by fallacies–
as I lift the veil to reveal truth,
you shall come to understand
that your other half, is me.

Qi Gong Breathing: 7 Minutes to calm body and mind

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"Military Whistleblower Protection," is sooo overrated, it's moreless corporal punishment!! The Pentagon's Inspector General Investigators simply gather the evidence you have against your bosses, to later use against you!!

I never shared this video because the reporter was dishonest with his intentions when I first agreed to allow him to cover my case; surrounding a Civil Action Lawsuit against the former Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, on the grounds of Whistleblower Retaliation, Civil, and Human Rights Violations, Racial and Sexual Discrimination.

The Navy rendered its decision in August, but I’ve decided not to do a follow-on interview, to share an update on my case, because of reporters like this guy!!!!!

After a nearly 3 hour interview, he and his producer (the cameraman) were more interested in seeing naked pictures of me, rather than learning the Truth about the evidence I’d uncovered to prove that my former bosses were, in fact, defrauding the government.

You can clearly see, from the camera angles that they came to my house with one thing in mind!!! Hoping to see Nude pictures, and probably more, they scheduled the interview in the late afternoon?!!!

After the interview, I contacted the station manager to express how uncomfortable they made me feel, and their intent was clear. A few weeks later, Fox fired Bill O’Reilly for sexual harassment and other related allegations, and that was satisfactory enough!!!

Yet, when SEX is on a person’s mind, oftentimes “Truth” is diminished.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Who's really running the White House?!!! According to the Hill... "Retired Generals".....Trump: 'My generals' had decision-making authority on Niger mission.....

President Trump on Wednesday said he did not personally authorize the mission in Niger in which four U.S. soldiers were killed, saying “my generals and my military” have decision-making authority.
Asked if he authorized the mission, Trump responded, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.”
“I have generals that are great generals,” he continued. “These are great fighters; these are warriors. I gave them authority to do what’s right so that we win. That’s the authority they have. I want to win. And we’re going to win.”
Full Article:  http://thehill.com/policy/defense/357138-trump-my-generals-had-decision-making-authority-on-niger-mission

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to start a new life - Wayne Dyer

Love Orbits Evolution

Love Orbits Evolution
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

Resurrected within my soul… Love
Seeded within my heart… Love
Emitting from my vibrational being… Love
An expression of who I Am Love
Evolution of Humanity… Love

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

From the Archives.... When Old News becomes Relevant News.... Navy Commander’s Career in Limbo After Affair...

St. Marys, Georgia -- The 26-year career of a Navy officer is in question after he willfully disobeyed a superior commissioned officer.
Cmdr. Vincent J. Wood was removed from his job as executive officer of Trident Refit Facility at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Aug. 24. Capt. Gunter Braun, commander of Trident Refit Facility, removed Wood from his position amid allegations of personal misconduct.
Wood was hospitalized after he was allegedly beaten by a jealous husband who believed he was having an affair with his wife, a civilian coworker at Wood's command.
According to Navy investigators, Wood's commanding officer learned of the alleged affair and ordered him not to communicate with the woman or come within 100 feet of her.
Wood violated that order two days later, according to Navy investigators.
Wood denied having an affair with the woman, but investigators determined otherwise.
An investigation showed Wood and the woman spoke dozens of times on his government-issued cell phone. Unofficial use of the phone is a violation of Navy rules.
Wood later used a personal cell phone in an attempt to hide his alleged continued contact with the woman, investigators said.
After a military protective order was issued, Wood was allegedly beaten by the husband after he caught the commander with his wife. The woman rode to the hospital with Wood and was with him in the emergency room when his commanding officer arrived, investigators said.
Rear Adm. Randy Crites, commander of Submarine Group 10, found Wood guilty of disobeying a superior commanding officer by violating the military protective order and for conduct unbecoming of an officer.
A board of inquiry will determine his future in the Navy.

Article:  http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/11/04/navy-commander-career-limbo.html

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My latest poetry piece, in honor of a Fallen Hero, "SGT La David Johnson," May you Rest in Peace!!

The Ultimate Sacrifice
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

There comes a time
in our human sacrifice
that we must weep,
to honor the brave heroes
of our great nation, as they bequeath
true patriotism and true heroism
to a new generation
of fighting men (and women)
who keep our nation strong.

Let us sing a songof victory,
of what your sacrifice
means to me; as we stand
to pay tribute to your legacy,
as your memory lives on.

As we pay respect
to your grieving wife,
whose heart is torn
by your loss of life,
may she stand strong
in the days to come,
as your homecoming
help to mend America's strife.

As our Heavenly Universe
welcomes your return,
your service to our
nationwe must learn
what you died for represents
the ultimate sacrifice!

SGT La David Johnson,
I salute you!your family,
and most importantly,
your beloved Wife!

May you forever Rest in Peace!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Rawstory.com reports, Soldier’s grieving mom confirms: ‘President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter’

The mother of Sgt. David Johnson said President Donald Trump disrespected her slain son during a widely publicized phone call.Cowanda Jones-Johnson was present when the president called her daughter-in-law, Myeshia Johnson, during the ride to greet the slain serviceman’s body, reported the Washington Post.

The call, which was taken over speaker phone, was overheard by Rep. Frederica Johnson (D-FL) and a county official riding in the car.
“President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson told the newspaper.
The soldier’s mother declined to elaborate, but she told the newspaper that Wilson’s account of the conversation was accurate.The president disputed Wilson’s account Wednesday morning after she appeared on MSNBC, and he claimed to have proof.
But the lawmaker stood by her account of the conversation and told CNN she had proof.
Article:  https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/soldiers-grieving-mom-confirms-president-trump-did-disrespect-my-son-and-my-daughter/#.Wed7Fcwo24k.facebook

This is the funniest image I've ever seen on the internet!!!! ROTFL.....

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, is under fire for discriminatory practices against over 40 "Senior" minority employees, spanning over the course of 10 years!! Stay tuned for 60-Minutes News coverage of in-depth details!!

President Trump tells grieving wife of fallen War Hero, SGT La David Johnson, "He knew what he signed up for!" Such insensitive comments were made at a time he's seeking to wage war with other countries; showing ABSOLUTELY NO COMPASSION FOR OUR FALLEN HEROES!!! What a Disgrace!!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

MSN reports, Hillary Clinton: We made a person who committed sexual assault president

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton discussed the culture of sexual assault following a myriad of new sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood film producer and longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein.
In an interview with the U.K.'s Channel 4 News on Saturday, Clinton said:"Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency. So there's a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be addressed," Clinton said when asked if she had heard rumors of Weinstein's behavior before the bombshell reports.
"I think it's important that we stay focused, and shine a bright spotlight, and try to get people to understand how damaging this is," she continued.
"The women coming forward is the only way that that story will be told," she said.
Full Article:  http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/clinton-we-made-a-person-who-committed-sexual-assault-president/ar-AAtqWYC?ocid=sf

Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging the league's owners "colluded to deprive him of employment rights in retaliation for his leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice."


I’m proud of Colin Kaepernick!!!

Let this be a lesson for all the victims of police brutality to follow suit, literally.  Imagine if the survivors, or their loved ones,  came together to file a class action lawsuit with the Federal Courts, or Supreme Court on the grounds of Human Rights Abuse?!!!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

My latest poetry piece... "Synergy"....... If you are not using your "natural gifts" to help heal humanity, you are not living your true purpose.... I'm just saying!!!!!

© 2017  Sy’needa Penland

is the synergy
I bestow upon thy earth;
Harmonic vibrations
of my creations,
as I infuse my
Earthly Stars’ rebirth;

into the likeness
of the I Am;
My Earthly ground
Solid as a rock;
Etheric temples
of Divine Life.

Cleansed of
chaotic strife,
which no longer
embodies the
human soul;
Hollow shells
you are to me,
as the Spirit
of Divine Love
my Earth,
Loving beings
you shall be.

T.I & Jay Morrison TAKE IT TO THE STREETS AFTER Houston's Restaurant Controversy!

Boycott of Houston Restaurant Chain in Atlanta Appears to Be With Just Cause!!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Life's Lessons.....

As a gifted poet, I welcome inspiration from various sources, which helps to infuse my creativity, and below is a poem that was inspired by an encounter I had earlier today with members of different sects of the Christian faith, that appeared to have opposing views.  Interesting…

So, while I was at one of my favorite meditation spots, “The Park”, I was ambushed by a group of Jehovah Witnesses.   As a Free-Spirited person, I welcome people, and cultures, from all walks of life and I never turn down an opportunity to be "educated, entertained or mentally challenged"...   J

But today was not your ordinary encounter with members of this particular belief system because I learned quite a bit from them... Mainly their inability to expand upon a thought, beyond their written text that pretty much seem to govern the way they are supposed to live their lives. 

So after about an hour later, I departed the older gentlemen, only to encounter a “different” Christian believer, who'd spotted me talking to the Jehovah Witnesses and waited around to speak to me.

Instead of asking me what my personal views (beliefs) are, this particular "Christian," who was a middle-aged white guy, began to attack the Jehovah Witnesses, stating that he'd spoken to the gentlemen, on a different occasion, and his comments about the older men were unpleasant at best!!!!!!!

Not holding any ill-feelings towards the older gentlemen myself, mainly because I was raised to respect my elders, no matter one's race, and the (white) gentlemen were in their late 70s, one was a Vietnam Veteran and the other, part-Native American-Canadian descent,  and their pleasantries were far more humbling than the “other” Christian guy.

During the hour-long conversation, they did not speak ill of any other religious belief system, they simply quoted from bible scripture, which I found entertaining, and they also informed me how they live their lives by reframing from listening to certain music, not watching negative TV shows or movies, and pretty much identified, in their view, the key sources of evil and who they perceive are the evildoers that have plagued the Earth; the worshippers of Satan, that will ultimately meet their own demise, according to the "bible." 

While being obedient to bible scripture, and submissive to mankind’s self-destructive behavior, in their view, “God’s perfect plan to heal humanity is to watch mankind destroy itself, while blaming it on the devil.” 

Wow…  What a day…..    

So, before completing my meditation walk, I started back listening to an audio-book about the German philosopher, Goerg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, exhaling a sigh of relief from my earlier encounter.    During his era, Hegel, approached the veil or "Realism," beyond the confines of religious dogma, and we can learn a lot from his philosophy.

Absolute Truth
©  2017  Sy’needa Penland

Man’s heart,
yearns for absolute Truth;
To deliver him from
the womb of his
self-contained ego;

To deliver him from
accountability of
his immoral actions;

To deliver him from
the idealism of that
of another man;

Who implanted
the seed of thought
into the minds’
of mankind;

That he is not
the Savior,
nor the deliverer
of himself;

Religious Fallacies-
Contained in a box-
Labeled, “Vile Content,”
of the beguiled mind.”

As contagious as
any other form of
man-made dis-ease;
Invented to cure
the mind’s ability
to think beyond…