Are we blind is a spiritual question because greater individuals than any American was spiritually blind? For example, Samson was spiritually blind before he was blinded by sin: Delilah. We know this is spiritually true, because Samson walked by sight, and not by faith. On historical record, God made Samson the physically strongest man to have ever lived. Samson’s name spiritually meant “Man of the Sun”.

God gave Samson Super-Duper physical strength. Samson was the last of the Judges of the ancient Israelites, the keepers of God’s LAW, not man’s law. Samson’s mother told him that his strength came from his hair, and therefore, not to ever cut his hair. Even though, his strength came from his faith and obedience to God’s Will, because: “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5: 7). However, because Samson began to walk by sight and not faith, he was blinded by the physical beauty of a Philistinian woman, Delilah. Thus, Samson gave Delilah the secret to his strength, and she opened a barbershop, and gave him an ungodly haircut. Even though, Samson’s strength was in his faith and obedience to God, not his hair. As a man thinketh so is he!

Question: is America blind? Seemingly, America has become so blinded by Power, White Privilege and Pleasure until we cannot honestly discuss the 1619 project, and its horrific consequences for multi-cultural democracy. In fact, America is so spiritually blind that Lady Justice who is supposed to be lawfully blind is peeping from beneath her blindfold against Blacks and minorities. Sadly, Policemen do not attempt to walk by faith. They shoot Blacks and other minorities on sight for misdemeanors, and they take White male mass murderers to jail.

Military-style weapons in the hands of civilians is a serious problem of societal disorganization. We must be spiritually blind to think that America can endure mass violence perpetrated by citizens against citizens. America, we must cease walking by sight and walk by faith, because Jesus said: “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and He shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?” (Matthew 26: 52-54). Democracy in America is multi-cultural in nature. Yet, Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP and White Nationalists, and some spiritually misguided Blacks tend to overlook this reality, because they are blinded by sin. The cornerstone of democracy is voting rights and civil rights. Yet, in 2022 there are systematic state legislative efforts being legalized by GOP legislatures to deny constitutional voting rights to Blacks and other minority Americans: shameful.

Unfortunately, too many Americans would rather believe a lie (s) than the truth. Lies only require belief toward a negative result, not positive action. Truth requires work. Former President Trump told (35,000) lies while in office, and out of office he is still lying. Yet, many of Trump’s 73+ million followers are so spiritually blinded by lies that they are willing to vote to reelect him in 2024, because they think like Trump. America, we need to learn to walk by faith; not by sight, and spiritually know: “For as he thinketh in his heart so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee, but his heart is not with thee” (Proverbs 23: 7). Amen.





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

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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