Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Donda West

Speaking of Dr. Donda West I was happy to see that as of yesterday most African American bloggers had decided against following the stampede. Posting the morbid audio recording of the 911 call made by Dr. Donda West’s friends just before her death is just too darn tacky a thing to do. Some bloggers passed on posting it probably out of respect for Kanye. Others, like myself, refuse to post it believing that some things ought to remain private. The confusion and bedlam surrounding the final seconds of a love one's life is one of them. I haven’t listened to the recording. Leave it to friends, however, to phone and summarize what they heard. Makes me wanna holler and throw up both my hands…

It now makes sense to me why Jesus ordered wailers and gawking spectators out the room so he could heal a little girl (Mark 5). Some things are private.


Kesha Boyce Williams said...

Happy Holidays Rev. Renita: I'm co-signing on your feelings about the newest Donda West story. Some things should remain private. This family has to make it through the holidays without her. Her son has to make it through the Grammys in 2008 without her. They are still likely grieving and don't need the news to remind them of their mother everyday. In this age of 24/7 news I know we always feel like "We need to know", but uh no..we don't. Ashe! Dr. West.

crt said...

The adage "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should" comes to mind. I wish we would be more mindful, but I guess the voyeurism tendencies of our day have made this just one of the many signs of the times. Praise God for HGTV and the Style Network...and of course reading too!

S.O.W. said...

We are obsessed with O.P.P. - other people's problems. It's an insatiable and embarrassing part of U.S. culture. Nothing is sacred anymore.

KUDOS to you and others for not getting caught up!

wisdomteachesme said...

greetings sister weems,

i am also excited with you about the growth of "Something Within", in order to broaden the path for your messages/teachings!

i do have a question, are you going to keep this blog page online?

i ask, because there are great references here, and i for one would hate to lose contact with the messages/teachings that are contained here.

have a great day.
In Her Name~Joshua 1:9

deborah said...

It's a good thing that manners and consideration for others still live...somewhere. Can't wait to see your blog makeover results! I enjoy reading your blog and am looking forward to more in 2008.

wisdomteachesme said...


i pray that happiness and joy continues to fill your home and the hearts of your family!

blessings i speak over and in your lives!

always, in His name!

wisdomteachesme said...

good morning sister weems and happy new year!!

just dropping by to say , missing your presence here! :)

just checking in to see if your newest is ready...

too much life not to live!

talk soon,

CW said...

Agreed! A lot of people do not know the meaning of dignity...Give Ms West dignity during her final hours...RIP

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