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word English word “easter” was adapted from the Anglo-Saxon name for the pagan
goddess Eastre or Estera.Devotees made
sacrifice to this goddess during the month of April, hence the name was
transferred to the Passover celebration occurring around the same time. See also Alexander Hislop's definitive work, The Two Babylons, for further study on the pagan origins of easter.
Sometimes the things that happen to your neighbor hit too close to home. One witnesses from afar the trauma of the miscarriage of justice; of the inhumanity of one human being towards another; of the sadness of the loss of a life gone too fast, too soon. All surge together in a perfect storm that floods generations of massed souls drowning in a collective bereavement that says "I can't breathe." Like Jesus said, "What you've done to the least of these my brothers, you've done also to me."
That the daughters and sons of African descent have suffered more than their allotted share of serially-inflicted injury, abuse, trauma and hurt at the hand of the oppressor is a painful fact of existence for those who are even casually acquainted with the vicissitudes of BWB (breathing while Black). The burden of race, which the Negro has carried for at least as long as Linnaeus' racist hierarchy placed Africanus dead last, is as palpabl…