We are witnessing the full-blown, vulgar militarization of policing in Urban America. Therefore, if you see box-cattle-cars on sidetracks in urban communities imitate Paul Revere’s admonition, because Trump’sUrban War is full-blown: forewarned: foretold. The election of Trump in 2016 was proof-positive that everything in America is South – south of the South Pole. Shame on Christian Right Evangelicals because they cannot be trusted, they say Lord, Lord and vote, and run with the devil. COVID-19 is proof-positive that Trump is not a crisis-leader-manager; but a chaos-conflict-creator, and four bankruptcies are money management indicators that he is not a successful businessman. Trump cannot lead, and he will not follow! In order to be an effective crisis manager, an individual must be able to first follow in order to be a good leader. Leadership is about loving and serving God and people. Trump has created an ungodly self-serving culture of lies; which can only lead to death, destruction and sorrow.
The moral pathway to just-fair police enforcement is positive socio-economic reforms, not militarization of policing. The only way law enforcement (Justice-System) can meaningfully change is that individuals of like-minds believe in the spiritual-moral-principle of Justice for all. Justice is a spiritual-moral-concept, because: “For there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3: 22-23). Those who morally-legally-discipline others are the controllers of social behavior. Morality cannot be legislated, but laws can/must be equally enforced. Law Enforcement Constabularies were designed to protect White male property right privileges, not the human rights of minorities. Trump’s attempt to militarize policing in Urban Cities is a “tunnel-vision” approach designed to be a “get-out-of-jail-free-card” to avoid State/Federal prosecution. President Lincoln said it best: “You can fool all the people some of the time, And some of the people all the, time, but you cannot fool all the people, all the time.”
Trump’s attempt to militarize policing in America is a dictatorial-despotic-over-reaction to fear of losing the 2020 Presidential-Election. The election of Trump in 2016 accelerated the decline of the GOP into a blue-collar cult of non-college educated white privilege oriented whites. Democracy is for an intelligent citizenry. The 2020 Presidential election is absolutely consequential in relationship to America’s survival.
America’s “IDEAL” has never been America’s reality. Trump has created a nightmare, and is leading America to a dangerous spiritual-moral-crossroads by vulgarly-politically corrupting the checks-balances-governmental-tenets, and by execrating institutional structural inequalities in the system: Democratic-Institutions. Time-honored democratic principles/traditions mean absolutely nothing to Trump. Consequently, the Trump Administration instituted a vulgar form of socialism for corporations-businesses and the rich-powerful; not fairness for working-class-families. Policing problems are only symptomatic of the larger socio-economic-structural-problems of institutional racism/sexism.
Genesis is the beginning. Revelation is the end. We are caught in the in-between, halted between right and wrong. The question is: what is God spiritually up to and what is God seeking to get Americans to morally understand, because life is a swift transition? Therefore, remember: “So thenevery one of us shall give in account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12). On November 3rd vote your conscience, but make sure it refers to a God-conscience!
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.