Who would have thought that after the election of Barack Obama in 2008, America would elect an openly Hitler mentality-oriented president? Donald Trump received more votes in America than Hitler received in Germany. On November 6, 2021 we saw the openly racist violent mentality of many of the White individualistic-insurrectionists who voted for Trump the second time around, and were violently disappointed. Question: who are these individuals? At the same time, these insurrectionists were trashing the sacred symbol of American democracy; a Black man and a Jewish man in the state of Georgia were making senatorial history. What a hopeful-spiritual contradiction!
After a bloody Civil War, a violent Civil Rights struggle, and political assassinations there are still a significant number of Whites who refuse to share God’s bounty with other Americans because of racial hatred. January 6th should have been a spiritual reflection time-out for chaos in America. Instead, on January 20th when Garth Brooks sang “Amazing Grace” at President Joe Biden’s inaugural ceremony, many Whites who are Trump Loyalists were reactionary and punitively upset at Garth. WHY? Amazing Grace is a gospel song for the ages written in 1772 by John Newton, a White man. Its spiritual meaning transcends race, religion, time, social-class and cultural barriers.
Republicans are sick and penicillin is not the cure, because they desire to live in an entirely White country. America was never a White country because Native Americans (Indians) and Mexicans were indigenous-inhabitants of the land when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. By and large, the Republican Party has a White Privilege agenda, and the Democratic Party has an inclusive Multi-Cultural American identity agenda as profoundly displayed in President Biden’s inaugural inclusive-programmatic format.
Diversity is America’s greatest strength. Diversity is profoundly expressed throughout nature, not sameness. A rose of different colors is still a rose. Likewise, “The beauties of Nature come in all colors. The strengths of humankind come in many forms. Every being is wonderfully unique. All of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the difference, and appreciate the mix, we find harmony.” Unfortunately, rather than share God’s bounty with other Americans, Trump Loyalists would rather destroy the country. Question: what is the origin of White hatred/privilege? Most of the spiritual confusion in America lay squarely at the doorsteps of White Christian Right Evangelical churches, and White pastors who are preaching ungodly-worldly doctrines, and calling it The Word of GOD: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”
GOP-voters have been radicalized by Trump’s 30,000+ lies; especially The Big White Lie: White Supremacy. For four years GOP voters were fed a diet of lies, lies and hellish discord. The chickens came home to roost on January 6th and now the GOP desires peace/unity; without legal accountability or moral order/justice: shameful hypocrites. It is written individuals cannot serve two masters. Republicans instead of serving the Constitution, democratic values, and the American people for four years have been selfishly serving Trumpism/Racism, because they benefitted, and they alone benefitted: disgraceful. Now, they are mad as hell willing to destroy the multi-cultural greatness of America.
In the final analysis: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, have quickened us together with Christ.” (Ephesians 2: 4-5). Selah.
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.