Lord Alfred Tennyson emphatically referred to a dictatorial King when he stated: “Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do and die.” Thank God for American democracy, because we can employ logical reasoning and spiritual enlightenment and ask why, and even choose to do or die.

American democracy is a governing constitutional system that is of the people, by the people and for the people. Therefore, democracy is constitutionally grounded in the basic spiritual principles of human rights and human dignity as expressed in the Preamble to the U. S. Constitution. The cardinal moral truths of American democracy are these: “That all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” Democracy as a governing system has not only been good for America, but also for other nation states as well, as those who subscribe to the basic spiritual tenets and moral principles of democracy. This is precisely why Americans sing with great joy “God Bless America.” Hence, American democracy is worth fighting for, and even dying for, but most of all worth living for future generations of Americans.

It is indeed unfortunate that Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, some spiritually misguided Blacks, and other minorities have demonstrated their utter contempt for multicultural democracy at the polls. In (2016) and in (2020) (73+) million spiritually confused Americans voted for confusion (Donald J. Trump) to the nth degree. Shame! Shame! Shame! Donald J. Trump won in (2016), but thank God in 2020, he lost because of the ancestors of the (1619) Project, the children of slaves.

America, understand this, the ancestors of slaves cannot save America from itself. Every American must truly and spiritually be engaged in saving America from the forces of White autocratic power, privilege, and pleasure. When a so-called want-to-be President boldly declares that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his loyal political supporters would still vote for him regardless of the crime of murder. God Fearing Americans, Trump is crazy, but his loyal supporters are insane. Once Godfearing Americans make-up their minds to not politically support an insane ungodly autocratic leadership mentality, and wholeheartedly embrace democracy, America will truly be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Then and only then can we begin to right what has gone wrong with our nation state and make the American Dream a living reality for all Americans, regardless of race, color, or creed. Then and only then can every American sing in glorious harmony, “America the beautiful land that I love.”

Thank God that former President Donald J. Trump has finally been indicted by America’s judicial system for crimes against the State and the American people. Thus, America’s Judicial System is founded on the principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Thank God for equalitarian democracy, and every American should live in the light of these spiritual words of inspiration: “Blessed is the man that walket not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doeth he meditates day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (Psalm 1: 1-6). Amen.

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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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