Politics should be about a search for the TRUTH, and The TRUTH belongs to GOD. Therefore, political compromise is the art of diluting the Truth. Thus, in American society Politics is the spiritual moral art of compromise based upon the desire for universal societal common good. The Preamble to the U. S. Constitution is a perfect spiritual document based upon Biblical Truths and Principles that could easily be canonized. Unfortunately, the Articles of the Constitution are grounded in interpretation and political compromise. All human beings were included in the Preamble to the Constitution regardless of race, color, or creed, but excluded in the articles of the Constitution because of compromise. Hence, Amendments were enacted to The Articles of the Constitution, especially the 14th (citizenship) and the 15th (voting rights) to include. Unfortunately, Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP and White Nationalist Groups have radicalized politics in American society for the three (Ps) White Power, White Privilege, and White Pleasure: something for nothing based upon skin-color. America, let’s cut it out and live by the spiritual moral tenets of the Preamble, because America is a multicultural society, not a sixteen century English privilege oriented society.
Question: why can’t we come together socio-politically as one nation under God with liberty and justice for all? Just maybe, we need to recall and embrace a Godly phrase uttered by a spiritually vexed individual who was brutalized by the Los Angeles Police Force, and yet had enough God Conscience to declare: “can’t we all just get along.” Blessed be the name of Rodney King! This profound spiritual statement has helped many Americans understand just how difficult it is to be justly human, embrace egalitarian democracy, and spiritually understand that forgiveness is DIVINE. America, we must learn to forgive each other, and work together to politically achieve a more perfect Union.
God spiritually understands that as human beings we are going to make mistakes and oftentimes not get it right with Him or with each other socio-economically or politically, but God has made redemption, forgiveness, and salvation possible through the CROSS: “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 2: 24). Politics in American society has been radicalized by lies in search of Power, Privilege and Pleasure coupled with the rise of military-style radicalized groups whose only desire is to establish a White Autocracy System. Democracy is about a higher calling, human dignity, and human rights. The 2022 mid-term election was a crossroad election: which way America, unity or chaos, Democracy or Autocracy? Prayerfully, freedom loving Americans chose democracy and freedom, rather than Autocracy and chaos, especially young adults. Unfortunately, too many Politicians tend to be more partisan than most Americans. Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, and White Nationalist Groups in conjunction with Fox “FAKE” News whole heartedly desire to have America function solely as a vulgar capitalistic exploitation Autocratic system, rather than as an egalitarian democratic system based upon economic justice and fairness. 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.