There are certain actions that change the course of history. How we respond to the September 6 insurrection may well determine the viability of a short experiment in representative democracy known as the United States of America. If the response meets the moment, we may add another 250 years of life span to an exceptional experiment.

I am one that believes that even if history does not repeat itself, history rhymes. There is historical precedent for the September 6 Commission, SHAY’s rebellion, 1786. Keep in mind that the 13 fledging colonies did not have a real constitution, only the Articles of Confederation. Understanding the underlying reasons for SHAY’s rebellion and the medicine prescribed for the sick patient will help us emerge from this dangerous and tricky situation.

Daniel Shay was a farmer and veteran of the War of Independence from Great Britain and King George. Shay carried a bullet in his leg from the war and he shouldered oppressive debts to the local merchants. Merchants and their class flunkies opposed bankruptcy declarations and debt relief for the backbone of the country. Merchants wanted repayment and when Shaw and thousands of other farmers asked for relief and leniency, they got the same treatment that the Hebrew children received before pharaoh. MAKE BRICKS OUT OF STRAW. The aggrieved farmers ignited a popular revolt by farmers. They seized statehouses and prevented confiscation. This segment ends when the merchants finance and empower a private army to crush the rebellion.

George Washington came out of retirement to help form a strong federal government in order to stop internal rebellions and secessions. There was a rethinking of what is needed in this moment, mainly new rules to overcome weaknesses that lead to insurgents destroying the system.

Washington and the federalists realized that they would have to open a can of whip ass to save the system from collapse.

The argument is that insurgents Bannon, Trump, Miller and the white supremacists must endure the wrath of the Justice Department and the American people. Their grave digging actions are unconscionable. Defecating on the hallowed floors of the capitol, displaying signage of Camp Auschwitz and Confederate flags means that they must be thwarted before they can fully lock and load. Many of us have not forgotten that 11 million people are dead because of a lost cause Nazi idea. This cobra cannot be charmed into its lair. September 6 was a dress rehearsal for Fort Sumpter II. Sumpter II will ignite the civil conflict that they desire if appropriate remedies are not adopted. Yes, we were that close to losing our democracy.

The loonies, mostly Republicans, are preparing to make the country ungovernable by 2024 by putting legislatures in place that will refuse to certify the vote and decertify state electors. These plans can be defeated if Black people, people of color and the white allies out organize, over perform and out vote those who want to turn evolution backwards. Specifically, this means that everyone who is eligible in our family and community to vote must lean in and vote for the forward leaning. Do I have to be explicit? VOTE BLUE!

Beto O’ Rourke for governor of Texas will stall the anti-democracy forces. These are the lunatic forces that want to fuse District 9 and District 18 in Texas and have Congressman Al Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to oppose each other.

Next on the agenda is for Biden-Harris to achieve the Build Back Better Act. Even if there is not one Republican House of Representative to support BBB. Then, we pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voter Rights Act.

Hopefully, the Democrats must understand that the wolf is at the door, and they must stop the self-cannibalism in order to not become a meal for the wolves. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Rep. Adam Schiff and Attorney General Merrick Garland must accelerate. The election of 2020 has given permission.

Our country can get another 250 years by refusing to be divided and opening a can of whip ass against the anti-unionists. This is the time it will take for Black people and our allies to transform this country into a MORE PERFECT UNION. We must seize this opportunity.

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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