God gave every human being free will. However, every individual should be careful of who and what they choose to defend, because it could be the devil, the devil’s IMP, or even the ruination of a great nation-state. I would never say that 73+ million Americans were wrong in casting a Presidential vote for Donald Trump. However, we definitely want to know who are the Black individuals who were willing to vote against themselves for 30 pieces of silver or far less? Are some Blacks just simply confused about who Trump is? We all know why Whites voted for Trump. However, for spiritual-truthful clarification about who Trump is here are some empirical facts: (a) Trump is a pathological liar, (b) womanizer, (c) racist bigot (d) religious hypocrite and (e) an immoral justifier of wrongdoing the same as Christian Right Evangelicals, and GOP Loyalists. Sin is sin and judgment day is coming and that is an absolute certainty-empirical-fact!

African American News&Issues would like to thank its readership for their thought-provoking letters to the editor concerning editorial commentaries. Keep the letters coming, because we begin life’s journey at different starting points/places/times, and it’s okay to have different opinions, because God is the final JUDGE. All opinions are welcomed, because America is a democratic society, and it’s okay to express different opinions. Thus, editorials are written to allow readership to rethink and re-evaluate empirical facts.

This editorial is primarily addressed to the Black Readers who expressed their support for President Trump and the GOP money-train-program (thirty pieces of silver). Thank God for a moral conscience in the world, because (80+) million Americans voted against Trump and his devilish ways, and this is why we know there is hope for the world. In my opinion, all of US should be Jesuscrats based upon Jesus’ spiritual teachings on “The Sermon On The Mount”; not Democrats or Republicans. The Trump presidency propelled the politics of grievance, victimization politics, and Jim Crow politics to an unprecedented ungodly level in modern times, because of the influence of Christian Right Evangelicals who want to feel like they are victims when they have been the victimizers against God and especially against minorities.

Hence, when almost 1/3 of America’s voting population vote for an ungodly Presidential leader, something is spiritually and drastically wrong with our families, churches and educational institutions, because democracy is for a spiritually intelligent population. The vast number of Americans who voted for Trump is spiritually/physically frightening because that is just too many spiritually confused individuals in the most highly claimed Christian nation in the world. Thus, the 2020 Presidential election has spiritually revealed that we are not who we say we are. America is a White Privilege oriented nation-state structured against minority citizens, and not a multicultural nation-state based upon the Preamble to the U. S. Constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  JOE, YOU CAN SAY IT AIN’T SO!” Selah.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.

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