American society is overly characterized by materialistic values; even though, it is constitutionally structured upon spiritual values. This stark reality difference between what America says and what America actually does is the difference between God and the devil, truth and a lie, night and day and Trump and Biden. Herein is America’s real spiritual problem as embedded in the Rodney King question after the LA Riots in April 1992: “why can’t we get along”?

Is the answer to the question grounded in the belief that most Whites believe that Police Departments are the “first line of defense and protection for them against minorities? When in fact in American society criminality is an intra-racial phenomenon! Material values engender external values and external lifestyles. Hence, external values produce selfish hoarding, rather than generous sharing based upon the spiritual philosophical principle of: “I am my brother’s keeper”! Thus, the love of things (creature comforts) is a dangerous love, because you love something that cannot love you, and your greatest human need is for love. you just might be a fool! Love called us into being; even though, we are conceived in sexual-pleasure, but God has said: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,” (Jeremiah 1: 5). Life belongs to God, and God determines when life begins or ends.  Ours then is an individualized spiritual journey in search of why God allowed each one of us to be called into being (existence).

Work is a spiritual sacred command from God, and life and living are not free gifts. Therefore, if you desire something for nothing, what you will receive is nothing, and nothing from nothing leaves nothing. Unfortunately, Christian Right Evangelicals, GOP, and Trump Loyalists desire something for nothing, because they want others (minorities) to work for them based upon institutionalized discriminatory White Privilege. Hence, The System is structured to work for the system, and the system is controlled by White males for White males. It was designed that way in the beginning, but in the twinkling of an eye God can change things absolutely today, because God can make the first last, and the last first.

In the beginning it was against the law to teach slaves to read or to teach them how to analytically think, only demand that they do physical work and ask no questions. Thank God for a few spiritually enlightened Whites who taught slaves to read the Bible, and the spiritually enlighten slaves taught other slaves. Yes, it is a fact that Whites are more educationally advanced than Blacks; not because Whites are more innately intelligent, but because of racial discrimination. Even in the 21st Century some White Americans are seeking material values, seeking to deny Blacks the Civil Right to vote, and the human dignity of work. But God: “For by grace are we saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it the gift of God: not of works, least any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2: 8-9). Therefore, our salvation is of GOD based upon spiritual values, not material values!

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.

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