The rationale for spiritually asking this question is based upon Native American annihilation, the 1619 Project, the spiritual tenets of the Preamble, U. S. Constitution, and the profound spiritual words inscribed upon Lady Liberty (The Statute of Liberty). America, before attempting to answer this question we must spiritually understand these scriptural words of inspiration: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8: 28).
First, many of our ancestors have duplicity in the almost extinction of Native Americans, simply because Native Americans were willing to fight for their human rights to be free and would not be a slave. The 1619 Project was about the vile, greediness, and evilness of settlers who did not want to work to clear the land to build the infrastructure of the nation, and we all know the historical facts. The Founders wrote an almost perfect spiritual Godly documents.
Yet, the Founders could not live up to the lofty spiritual tenets, and in the 21st century we still cannot live up to the high spiritual moral tenets of the documents, even with all its Amendments. The Statute of Liberty espouses the universality of humanity and inclusion, not exclusion. Sadly, America uses its immigration policy for exclusion and cheap minority labor, not inclusion. Remember, America fought a Civil War to end free labor exploitation. Thus, it is easy to declare that we are trying to create a fair and universally just society, and we all know that America has gone to the moon and safely returned. America split the Atom. America built the most powerful socio-economic-militaristic system that the world has ever known, but America cannot develop a just multi-cultural democratic society, whereby all Americans share in the nation’s bounty. America, talking is cheap. In America, we have too many citizens namely Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, White Nationalists, Fox “FAKE” News, and some spiritually misguided Blacks and other minorities who refuse to live by God’s truths and man’s laws. Hence, “The fool hath said in his heart. There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” (Psalm 14: 1).
Individuals who desire to transform America’s multi-cultural democracy into a White Privilege Autocracy need to get over it, because “fools make a mockery of sin: but among the righteous there is favor” (Proverbs 14: 9). Hence, America do not get caught-up between your forward drive and your backward pull because “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish” (Proverbs 14: 11). There are numerous socio-economic factors that are corrupting the soul of America, but the ungodly availability of guns, especially military-style weapons has become an overriding factor. America has a gun culture that is off-the-chain. Consequently, America is experiencing a devilish, deadly gun culture of death and societal mayhem. It is a fact that too many of our legislators do not want to change America’s gun culture, but most Americans desire change, because they know that children are our future, not guns. Our fervent prayer is that God blessed America, not guns “because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Romans 8: 21). 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.