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One bad apple spoils the barrel

There is currently a roiling debate in the United States over whether police departments should be disbanded and replaced with civic structures that better serve their communities.

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Youth scream out, ‘We are not our ancestors!’

Did the little sister just accuse the ancestors of being cowards and wimps, fading and withering before oppression? Did she know about how our ancestors fought back during the red summer of 1919? Did she know that our ancestors jumped overboard from the slave ships into the jaws of sharks? Did she know that that between 1865 and 1910 that there were 3500 recorded lynching’s of black people in the US?

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My Daddy Changed the World!

Gianna had the 6-year-old smile of Ms. America and Ms. Black America. She was held close to the bosom of her ridiculously beautiful mom. I do not care if her statement was rehearsed or not. From the mouth of a babe, the statement became a clarion call for resistance to evil, especially when evil is cloaked under a blue suit and a vow to serve and protect.

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RIP ‘The Shepherd’: Honoring Rev. Manson Johnson

A good soldier stays on the battlefield until he receives orders from the Commander to come home. No matter how challenging the circumstances on the battlefield, the good soldier fights and perseveres to the very end. Houston’s beloved “Shepherd” Manson B. Johnson died after suffering complications due to COVID-19. He put up a good fight, now it’s time for him to rest.

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Being black is not a crime

The unrest in cities over the last few weeks have compelled me to share my thoughts over George Floyd’s death. His death was not in vain. As evidenced by the various peaceful protests around the country.

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George Floyd: Policing as property rights policy

American society operates upon a White male property rights construct; even though within a Constitutional construct framework. America says that the system is based upon God-given-human-rights (Preamble U. S. Constitution). Thus, policing is an expression of property rights policy; protecting White men and their property.

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Manmade Law Without God Conscience: Justice!

Since the spiritual disobedience of Adam and Eve, mankind has universally had problems with obedience to the spiritual laws of God or manmade-moral-enactments of laws (civil obligations). The Hebrews had (613) laws and they could not live by them.

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You Must Understand: Know your place???

He woke up that morning with a bounty on his head. Sadly, he did not know it as he laced up his shoes and set out for a standard jog. He never stood a chance. Because two white men were seemingly looking for a kill and another innocent black man was, unfortunately, going to unknowingly cross their paths at "their" right time for murder.

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