Republicans are against multi-cultural democracy, and seemingly Christian Right Evangelicals and White Nationalists Terrorists only care about winning elections by any means necessary, and not protecting the democratic oriented voting process. Grievance politics and personalized White victimization have become their battle-cry. America, know this: when any nation state betrays her stated values and governing principles, and openly embraces violent extremism that nation is headed for eternal damnation. Sadly, in the State of Texas, White Nationalists vigilantism has moved into the abortion area, and this is the first-step toward becoming a confused lawless oriented society. Hence, we must label the White Nationalists/Supremacists and Domestic Extremists that attacked the Capitol on January 6, 2021 as anti-democraticTerrorists.
Democracy is for a spiritually enlightened and morally intelligent citizenry, because democracy is based upon the principles of “rule by the people, for the people, and of the people.” Thus, democracy is the practice or principles of social equality of citizenship, dignity of the individual, legal methods of resolving social conflicts, and most of all, encourages citizenship participation, not citizenship restrictions. This is why voter restriction laws proposed by GOP controlled state legislatures are so ungodly abhorrent.
The “Black Lives Matter Movement” grew out of the vigilante mentality of America’s law enforcement constabularies, because laws were not equally being enforced as established by police policies, procedures and standardized practices. Apparently, law enforcement practices are primarily based upon skin tone. Hence, law enforcement officers allow their racial/ethnic prejudices and biases to take priority in enforcing laws; not legal statutes and lawful procedures. Professional law enforcement officers have difficulties in enforcing laws without violating the citizen civil rights of Blacks and other ethnic minorities. They are supposed to be trained law enforcement professionals. Question: how then can we expect private citizens to enforce Texas abortion laws without having violent altercations and serious consequences? This is Pandora’s Box to the nth degree! If this can be done in relationship to abortion rights, and precedence is established then there is no limit to the insanity and vigilante mentality. There is something about law and order that should be sacred. Too many manmade laws are not good for soul salvation. For example, the Hebraic Tradition initially had over 6,000 laws. Moses had a spiritual encounter with God on Mt. Sinai. God condensed the Hebraic law tradition into the Ten Commandments. Jesus Christ condensed the Ten Commandments into the Two Great Commandments, and we cannot or we simply refuse to live by Two Great Commandments: “Hear, O’Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thou God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and all thy strength, this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12: 29-31). America, we should never forget the “eight” other commandments. Know this: abortion is one such judgment-choice that should be left to God, the female, and the physician, because “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Roman 14: 12). 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 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.