CULTURE-FREEDOM

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Recently I saw a movie called Hidden Figures and thought that this could not be a true story.  This motion picture coupled with Fences were the two African American must see films this year, but Hidden Figures impacted me far beyond August Wilson’s screenplay.  The memories of my past flooded my mind because I was alive during the climax of the real events that occurred in this movie yet was ignorant of the facts Hidden Figures exposed.  It was exciting to know that it was the mathematics of a black woman that came into play when determining the trajectory used to get a man to the moon and back to earth safely in 1969.  Why wasn’t this taught during Black History month while I was coming to age?  Opening a Pandora’s box of other questions like: Did we ever arrive on the moon and why haven’t we returned since 1969?  Did Galileo and Newton discover the great things they were credited with or was it of African origin, etc.?

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Sixth Grade 1979 Princeton Ave School Lakewood NJ

Remembering asking my guidance counselor why I had to take applied math instead of algebra my freshman now made sense and remembering why the zeitgeist frowned upon African Americans pursuing advanced science and math courses.  During the eighties, it was considered very uncool to enjoy these disciplines.

My DNA begged to differ not towards math but didactical thinking.  How could wisdom be veiled and replaced with a bundle of lies and mistreatments and an standardized  devaluation of the mitochondrial strains which internally connect me?  Instead of celebrating the scholastic interests that were ever so present, people around me while I was growing up reveled in simple jest and were content with a bundle of lies handed to us by American culture.

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Her confession may have helped clear Donham’s conscience and bring her to this place of “tender sorrow” but for many others who are just learning that she lied on Emmett Till it does nothing.

HIDDEN FIGURES?

This movie was a micro view into a panoramic past.  The biggest fraud was the logic that brown and tan people were inherently criminal.  This logic is apparent from the overwhelming number of African Americans and Latinos that are in the prison population as opposed to Asians, Askenazi Jews and Whites for that matter.  Brown and Tan people in America are placed in boxes in America and fed lies repetitively until a lie is accepted as truth.  This great deception is a strong delusion!  Brown and tan people are carted to correctional facilities so Blanche could be safe. While fakers like the bloody Dame who lied on Emmit Til sing America the beautiful.

After being fed lies for nearly fifty years, I am coming to realize that Black is a status.  A status of inferiority immediately thrusts upon brown or tan individuals born in America, hounding us non stop publicly and privately.  This is a design that perpetuates a permanent underclass in the United States of America.  Those who subscribe to racism and are subject to its ill effects are its legitimate preservers (see Stockholm Syndrome).  It is sick when whites are rewarded for being white and brown and tan people are denigrated for being brown or tan.  When this behavior is institutionalized it is not long until that society ends unless this malady is corrected.  But once you accept this reward OJ of Bill Cosby still keep it real with your folks Tiger Woods.  Once you betray those brown and tan Americans still held at bay by the false iron grip of racism and whites get tired of using you where can you go or where can they turn?  White society acts as a unit because the media controls their train of thought.  (with a few exceptions.  True black beauty lies in the fact that you could be yourself without keeping another brown or tan person down.  The Willie Lynch style indoctrination is breakable by the warrior soul.  My beautiful black princes and princesses who rise above mediocrity into the blissful state of I AM.

She’s on Channel Zero

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Tamron Hall’s selfie landed on the single cover for Prince’s love song “If I Could Ger Ur Attention.”

SIGN OF THE TIMES/politricks as usual

Tamron Hall: Left/fired, whatever, from Today, clearing the way for anti-Trump blond, from the now pro-Trump Fox News! Melissa Harris-Perry (the media’s real life Mary Jane) canned by MSNBC, then emotionally sobs all-around uTube after being fired.  The late Great Gwen Ifill, was permanently silenced after she grilled Hillary (give em football numbers) Clinton.  Stacy (No Black History Month) Dash fired from Fox News.  Affectionately know as “the black girl” by Roger Ailes is experiencing the effects of being Black in America within the “Making America Great Again” agenda she promoted.

Keep ya head up

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“And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman I wonder why we take from our women Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women be real to our women.”  Tupac Amaru Shakur

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GAY LIVES MATTER: Affections Supplanted

The website of Black Lives Matter is a place that you can give donations that support the LBGT agenda.  This agenda consists of ripping apart the traditional nuclear family and replacing it with a new model that consists of same sex parents that don’t advocate training a child in the way of natural affection (the way that he or she should go) but training our youth to think that its ok to be a homosexual.  Biblically this is unsound and an offense to God.  Somebody’s lying, and it’s not God.  This is not an attack on an organization that provides assistance to the rights of Blacks, but when another agenda replace an authentic grass roots movement, it should be known.

LAST DAYS

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  Without NATURAL AFFECTION, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (2 Tim. 3:1-7)

 

 

Farewell Commander and Chief 2017

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“President Castro, I think, has pointed out that in his view making sure that everybody is getting a decent education or health care, has basic security and old age, that those things are human rights as well. I personally would not disagree with him,” Obama said.

I was impressed with Obama. His image was much better than any President since Kennedy.  Obama was decent, and his legacy shall remain intact. I’m glad Obama’s father was African. You should recognize Obama could go to places other Presidents could not. Let’s see where Trump takes the U.S. I hope he does well. Just pondering “Great Again” hmmm you mean back when the scales were tipped to disenfranchise Americans and empower one group over another, it’s all perspective people imagine getting beaten to near death and not only saying but believing “why can’t we all just get along.” Would you rather say that or kick a person when actually their making America great.  Maybe after Trump, there will be another Afro-American President.

 

 

SUMMERTIME BLUES: Gun play in July (2016)

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No Justice No Peace!
 
          Names of officers killed:
  • Brent Thompson DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit Agency) Officer Lorne Ahrens is a 14-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Patrick Zamarripa did three tours in Iraq (Navy); then back home in Texas as a Dallas police officer.Dallas police officer Michael J. Smith was a 26-year veteran of the department.  Michael Krol was an 8-year veteran of the department.

    The Shooter:

  • These officer were shot and killed by one  shooter according to Law Enforcement Officers.  Micah Xavier Johnson (25 years old of Dallas) the shooter served in the US Army Reserve from 2009 to 2015, including a tour of Afghanistan.
  •   Johnson  had practiced military-style drills in his yard and trained at a private self-defense school that teaches special tactics, including “shooting on the move,” a maneuver in which an attacker fire and changes position before firing again.

 

  • Micah Johnson, an Army veteran, received instruction at the Academy of Combative Warrior Arts in the Dallas suburb of Richardson about two years ago. “Reality is highly dynamic, you will be drawing your firearm, moving, shooting on the move, fixing malfunctions, etc. all under high levels of stress,” the website says. “Most people never get to train these skills as they are not typically allowed on the static gun range,”said the school’s founder and chief instructor, Justin J. Everman.

 

  • Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings described Johnson as “a mobile shooter” who had written manifestos on how to “shoot and move.”

 

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  • St. Paul, Minnesota, during the Police shooting in Dallas, crowds gathered near the spot where an officer killed Philando Castile in a car on (7/6/16) Wednesday. In Minnesota, the shooting of Castile was streamed by his fiancée Diamond Reynolds live on Facebook.  As her 4-year-old sat in the back seat, his fiancée calmly narrated what was going on and showed viewers the dying man groaning and bleeding in the front seat.  Police officers pulled him over because of a broken taillight, the Facebook Live video showed Castille handcuffed by officers. In the video, she said that Castile went to reach for his license and registration but mentioned he had a pistol in the car, which he was licensed to carry, and the officer shot him multiple times. Castile was transported to a nearby hospital, but later died. said Reynolds, who was in the car with him.
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, crowds where also gathered in the parking lot where Alton Sterling was fatally shot  on (7/5/16) Tuesday where police tackled him in a parking lot.  Sterling, 37, was killed Tuesday near a convenience store in Baton Rouge, where he regularly sold CDs and DVDs outside a convenience store on Tuesday, July 5, when police arrived responding to an anonymous 911 report of a man in a red shirt threatening people with a gun, authorities told The Associated Press. Sterling, 37, who happened to be wearing a red shirt, and the two officers got into an altercation, and one of the officers shot him multiple times in the chest and back. By the time paramedics arrived, Sterling was dead. At least two videos taken of the graphic killing have circulated online, and both show that Sterling did not appear to be threatening the police in any way.
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U.S. President Barack Obama sheds a tear while delivering a statement on steps the administration is taking to reduce gun violence in the East Room of the White House in Washington January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Obama on Police shootings in Dallas

President Barack Obama, who was in Warsaw, Poland, said his team is keeping him updated. “We still don’t know all the facts, we do know there’s been a vicious, calculated and despicable act on law enforcement,” Obama said. “I believe I speak for every American when I say we are horrified.

President Barack Obama called Johnson a “demented individual” who does not represent black Americans any more than a white man accused of killing blacks at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, represents whites.  So we cannot let the actions of a few define all of us,” Obama said from Warsaw, Poland, where he attended a NATO summit.

 

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“We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss,”
“When incidents like this occur, there is a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if because of the color of their skin they are not being treated the same. And that hurts. And that should trouble all of us.”
“But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what’s clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents,” he continued. “They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.”
“This is not just a black issue, not just a Hispanic issue. This is an American issue. All fair-minded people should be concerned.  If communities are mistrustful of the police, that makes those law enforcement offers who are doing a great job, who are doing the right thing, that makes their lives harder,” Obama said, insisting that recognizing problems within law enforcement doesn’t equate to being anti-police.”
“When people say ‘black lives matter,’ it doesn’t mean that blue lives don’t matter,” Obama said, referring to police officers. “But right now, the data shows that black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. There is a particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens.”
The President commended the U.S. Department of Justice, along with the FBI, for taking over the investigation into Sterling’s death. “Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and I have full confidence in their professionalism and their ability to conduct a thoughtful, thorough and fair inquiry, Obama said in his statement.”

Using Clear Plastic Bags to Recycle

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Be a good steward and recycle your plastics by placing them in a separate trash bin near your kitchen. Use plastic bags in this separate trash bin and discard them in regular trash. Most plants will separate these to be used utilized appropriately.

Plastic bags filled with recyclables even when thrown in the normal trash are mostly recycled and transformed into usable units.Recycled at the plant with people 3

Recycling is the responsibility of the conscious consumer.   We have one Earth and it is our task to preserve it. In our society we consume a massive amount of bottled beverages especially in the summer. You can help individually by recycling plastic bottles simply by placing them in clear plastic bags. Recycled at the plantThese bags can be also discarded in the trash. These bags in many townships are separated on conveyor belts at refuge plants.
Why clear plastic bags? (black or dark colored bags are often considered regular trash). Clear plastic bags filled with recyclebles even when thrown in the normal trash are mostly recycled and transformed into recycled units; instead of being transformed into green-house gases that contribute to global warming.

The Earth is the Lord‘s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Psalm 24:1

Israel’s Green Socks

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Israel wearing green sock in E-Block (Marion County Jail, Indianapolis, IN)

Israel wore one pair of socks for 6 months.  They were green and never stunk.  He had time on his hand so he cleaned them ever chance he got.  Every time he stepped out of his cell, murderers gazed and robbers railed but, he never fell.

As he read the Good Book, he acquired sympathy for the Children of Israel and their wilderness experience.  Israel began to understand why they achieved zero velocity. Going nowhere fast; talking slick but really sick inside.  One day during his 6 month stay he had an epiphany: a sort of a self discovery.  Reflecting back, he thought: “God, had His hand my his life all the time.”  Also realizing that he’ll make little progress, if any with a bitter disposition regardless of circumstance.

His cell mates cheered ecstatically when cops crashed as the evening news reported.  This he wondered about in bewilderment and concluded that their cheers were disguised hostility.  Israel discovered that you can be free while incarcerated and to be bitter inside, even if you have a reason is a tragic experience.  He didn’t want to lose hope as the others.

      Serving time for running from the cops, in contrast to the others who were looking at 35, 65 or 99 years.  Pulled over after the cops noticed his car trunk ajar, he put the petal to the metal.  Afraid they’ll find the open containers and paranoid he sped off.   He was caught tazed and processed all with those same green socks.

Israel wearing green sock in E-Block (Marion County Jail, Indianapolis, IN)
Israel wearing green sock in E-Block (Marion County Jail, Indianapolis, IN)

His green socks never smelled and gained distinction as the one who wore them became known as short timer (an instant target).  With much caution he tryed to understand the authorities who put him with jealous killers.  He knew the authorities were not empathetic to a brown mother who raised him clean.  Israel thought “I hope I can make it out of this alive.”  He knew that his demise would irreparably tear his mother apart.  So what did Israel do while in the fire of this affliction?  He started a gospel choir and it was revealed that he was indeed an evangelist.

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Summertime blues

Those green socks soon became a symbol of inspiration inside the walls of the jail where hope seemed to fail.  An itinerant evangelist was born there that stepped upon the burning coals of affliction, wearing green socks and flip flops striding where free men never crept under constant awareness of being killed the grace of God protected Israel where the price of human life was worth a honey bun.

His green socks never gave, even to his last day of this experience when he saw a peeking toe.  That is how he knew it was time to go.

Taken in Atlantic City NJ (2010)
Taken in Atlantic City NJ (2010)
“For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing” (Deut. 2:7).

A Spirit Filled Family and Friends Day at UCMBC!

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Lifelong friends: Pastor Jeffrey Robinson and Minister Lee Rice
Lifelong friends: Pastor Jeffrey Robinson and Minister Lee Rice

Standing out in front of the theme banner of 2015 “Meeting the Challenges with Spiritual Wisdom” the young people of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church participated in expediting the program in the well attended Family and Friends Day celebration during Sunday Morning Church Service on April 19, 2015.  During this Special Youth Day the young people ministered in a well choreographed dance, uplifting song, offertory and stirring prayer.  Youth Day at UMBC occurs every third Sunday of the month.

The keynote speaker was national recording artist Minister Lee Rice from Tacoma, Washington.  After performing a selection Minister Rice preached from a message entitled “What Side of the Cross are you On” depicting the duality the existed on Calvary as observed in scripture (Luke 23: 39) from the attitudes of the two who hung besides Jesus.

Pastor O. Wendell Davis gave said, “this Spirit filled service accomplished its purpose of bringing families together in fellowship.”  Minister Lee Rice who also serves as webmaster in spreading the gospel through social media ministries had lifelong friend Pastor Jeffrey Robinson from the House of Restoration in Elgin IL in attendance who closed the service with a unified prayer as the congregation joined hands throughout the church.