“In a real sense, all life is interrelated. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be…
This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
So here we are. Can you fathom a projection of 150,000 to 250,000 Americans dying from the virus? Polarization, grid lock at a time that requires concerted action. National CEO is calling the Governor of Maine a snake and distancing himself from the governor of Michigan. For weeks during the PANDEMIC it has been every state for itself and God for us all.
America is broken, but we have a job to do in order to SAVE LIVES. We must park our EGOS and adopt the mantra – we can do an unlimited amount of good if we don’t care who gets the credit. Explain to me why you are imparting medical information when you have a renown neurosurgeon MD on your cabinet, Dr. Ben Carson? Additionally, you have access to the surgeon general of the US and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The virus travels by rails, by airplane, cruise ships and cars from Wuhan, China. From Rome, Italy to Mardi Gras New Orleans. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hid, your wealth nor political party can protect us.
It is unacceptable and crazy that nurses in NYC are wearing the same masks for seven consecutive days. It is crazy that we have not been able to do an inventory of the number of respirators and ventilators in the country. It is unacceptable and crazy that your patchwork policy positions states to compete against each other to obtain respirators. It is unacceptable that the mighty USA is unable to ramp up production of ventilators. It is unacceptable that private merchants who are ruled by the profit motive elevate dollars above human life. How can you raise the price of a mask from $4.95 to $7 just because the demand has gone sky high?
Judge Lina Hidalgo is to be applauded for using police force to confiscate personal protective equipment (PPE) that is owned by the greedy. First responders get priority.
We are at an extraordinary point in American life as the result of the devastation caused by the CORONAVIRUS. The time has come to re-contextualize our understanding of what life demands of us. While we are keeping our distance from each other, we must close the psychological and spiritual distance between us. We were potty trained with childhood friends that are now dying in Intensive Care Units. We are unable to visit a relative or loved ones as they prepare to make their transition. No money blues. No job blues. Uncertainty blues. No Communion blues.
SUDDENLY, we slept in one world and woke up in another. Disney has no more magic and Paris is no longer romantic.
SUDDENLY, in New York everyone sleeps. And the Great Wall of China is no longer a fortress.
SUDDENLY, hugs and kisses become weapons. Holding hands and walking the parks become outlawed.
SUDDENLY, not visiting aging parents and grandparents becomes an “act of love.”
SUDDENLY, our bombs and machine guns, our tanks and artilleries begin to gather dust.
SUDDENLY, we realized that power is with God alone. And that money has no value when it can’t even buy you toilet paper.
SUDDENLY, we have been put back in our place by the hands of the universe.
And we’ve been made aware how vulnerably “human” we truly are, when faced with a microbe so powerfully inhumane.
In the face of this MICROBE that is taking Names and Kicking Ass, STOP LIVING PUNY LIVES!
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.