I am about to be able to start putting more into this. Got things back in control and Its about to get awesome!

OH YAH! did i mention that i made myself a new blog??? if not check it out! Frankpapparazziphotography.wordpress.com


I am just going to give you the about information and a link to the website so that you can get yourself hooked up. I encourage anyone who reads this to go and make sure they have the time on the 10th of may to be a part of this world event and help change things! Be aware and you may be alone, but be ignorant and no one will tell you that you have toilet paper stuck to your shoe!

In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it’s easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that — to help people see themselves in others — through the power of film.

On May 10, 2008 — Pangea Day — sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked to produce a 4-hour program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music. The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.

Pangea is the name of the original super-continent which contained all the world’s land mass before the continents started splitting apart 250 million years ago. We’re launching Pangea Day with the vision that the people of the world can begin to overcome their divisions, and that the power of film can help make it possible.

Movies can’t change the world. But the people who watch them can.

On May 10, we want the whole world to be watching the Pangea Day program. Join an extraordinary community of people who are coming together to do just that by hosting an event.

You can host a Pangea Day event in your home, school, town square, or wherever you want to gather your friends, family, and community.

Visit http://www.pangeaday.org/events.php and plot your event on our map today! And check out our website http://www.pangeaday.org for more information.

But you might not agree….

Just to give the people who check back there is more coming, i am just taking my time to put together some more flushed out essays before i put them up. Keep checking!!!

I decided to start this blog because i realized something i find disturbing this evening. I was avoiding doing some of my homework; and so i started showing my little sister Myisha music videos on youtube. I assume to myself now that i have been aware all along, in hopes that it sort of absolves me of the responsibility that i am feeling. I was not aware on a conscious level that there is a genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan.

I have read: research, papers, articles, and personal accounts of what happened in Rwanda and in Sierra Leone where the war over blood diamonds happened. I thought that i had been paying attention to the media, and watching for accounts of what was going in the world. Apparently i have missed it over and over. Darfur has been going thru an “ethnic cleansing”. Since 2002… How can you never have heard about it if it has been going on for 5 YEARS!?! So, i must have heard of what was happening right? There is no way i have been ignoring it. I am going to school with the intention of going into war journalism to cover things just like this, so that we can not ignore it.

When i went to look up news stories about the crime against humanity that is happening as i type this, i found a disturbing shortage. Just references to politicians back in 2004 standing up and saying it has to stop:
U.S. Calls Killings In Sudan Genocide
Khartoum and Arab Militias Are Responsible, Powell Says

By Glenn Kessler and Colum Lynch
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, September 10, 2004; Page A01

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said for the first time yesterday that genocide has taken place in Sudan and that the government in Khartoum and government-sponsored Arab militias known as Janjaweed “bear responsibility” for rapes, killings and other abuses that have left 1.2 million black Africans homeless.

Powell’s long-awaited declaration — the result of months of investigation and discussion within the State Department — is intended to increase pressure on the Sudanese government to end the violence in Sudan’s Darfur region. But refugee organizations and aid groups said it also will make it much harder for the Bush administration to step away from the problem if its diplomatic efforts are unsuccessful.

Or Wikipedia articles which are questionable at best. I also found a few examples of some home made sites by people who care. http://www.lnsart.com/Sudan%20Slave%20Story.htm

But that is not enough. How many people in North America don’t even know? How many people are paying attention to the war in Iraq, or the war in Afghanistan. Wars we started that are not even going to finish. The people of Sudan don’t want us to send our military though, they need our support and they need U.N. troops to come in and help protect the civilians. To provide support and bring a Plan for Peace. I really don’t have much else to say, just that we need to be MORE aware some how. If we cant trust our media to cover the stories that affect more then just our voting public, then who can we count on…

But, you might not agree…