The right to vote in American democracy has been and continues to be a sacred hard fight for Civil Rights issue. Voting is the spiritual essence of freedom in a democratic society. The 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution guaranteed Blacks the right to vote, but institutional racism denied that right. Unfortunately, the evil of institutional racism and the denial of voting rights to Blacks are grounded in the evilness of the love of money and power.
However, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was enacted to overcome legal discriminatory racial barriers aimed at preventing Blacks from exercising their Constitutional right as citizens. Our ancestors fought and were severely brutalized, marginalized, lynched, and even private parts of our bodies desecrated in order to deny the Civil Right to vote for all Americans. Apparently, White Privilege oriented males are in panic mode, because they never thought that the minority one day potentially might become the majority. This White Nationalism Panic embedded in groups such as the Oath Keepers, KKK, Qanon, and the Proud Boys has consumed the GOP, and this evil-mindset has caused an extreme panic of ungodly irrational thinking/actions that produced an insurrection on January 6, 2021. Thus, what America proclaims as sacred was desecrated, and now we know that American society is in danger of a spiritual-moral-collapse.
Families, Christian Right Evangelicals and the GOP did absolutely nothing to off-set this ungodly White Nationalist Mindset. In fact, in the Presidential election of 2016 they voted for it, and for four years were faithfully supportive of the mindset of “Make America White Privilege Oriented” (exclusion). The only thing that can change an evil mindset into a godly mindset is the Word of God: TRUTH! Therefore, “If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darknes, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not is us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1: 6-10).
Thus, without the right to VOTE Blacks and other permanent-tan-minorities are slaves without chains. Voting should free an individual’s mindset to know the difference between right and wrong. Therefore, if we know the truth, we can walk in the truth, vote for the truth, and live in the righteousness of the truth embracing the spiritual truth of God that: equal is equal. Hence, God is LIFE and every God-fearing-American should know that: “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5: 4). America, we must Fight! Fight! The Good Fight, because the “Battle is the Lord’s” and as former Congressman John Lewis stated ours is: “Good Trouble.” VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
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.