Ukraine: A Strategic Nation

The devil must deceive individuals before he can destroy them. All problems cannot be solved with guns, bombs, and militarism. All international problems can be solved through spiritual understanding and diplomatic channels and round-table discussions; whereby there are no heads, because God is the Spiritual Head: “As it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Because: “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.” Take heed, world community: “The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.” Someone please fly with haste and inform Putin and his Oligarchs that if you live by guns and bombs, you die by guns and bombs. Heed these words of Jesus to his beloved disciple Peter: “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.”  For we all know, and if you do not know, you definitely ought to know, because there is no excuse for not knowing: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”  Every peace-loving individual ought to shout this from the highest mountain tops around the world, because: “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.” America, on January 6th, 2021, we were spiritually and physically undressed before the world because of our ungodly hypocrisy. To be a good leader an individual must know how to spiritually follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Thus, effective leaders are wise in the spiritual precepts of GOD. Will somebody please tell these spiritual precepts to Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, and White Nationalists and reiterate to them that the constitution is inclusive; not exclusive that is only for White Privilege: something for nothing simply because of skin-color. Ukraine from 1918-1920 experienced a brief period of independence. At one point, portions of Ukraine were ruled by Poland, Romania, the Czechoslovakian Republic, in-between World Wars I and II, and thereafter Ukraine became a part of The Soviet Socialist Republic. Thus, we know that Putin’s war in Ukraine […]

Ukraine: A Strategic Nation Read More »

American Society Upside Down

The devil is the author of confusion and lies. He told Eve the first lie: “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast which the Lord hath made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the Garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Since Eve’s ungodly encounter with the devil individuals have been lying to each other and creating untold societal confusion. Consequently, America is upside down, because of the extraordinarily high level of spiritual confusion, and lie-telling that exists in families as well as society in general. The basis of every society is family structure (s), and when family structures spiritually breakdown; society morally collapses. God’s will was for love to be at the center of family life as well as its spiritual cornerstone. In America socio-economic statuses have become the cornerstones of marriage and just maybe this is why the divorce rate is so high. Traditionally, men have been the breadwinners in families and women have been the homemakers. Long gone are those days, because of scientific-technological advances and high-tech workforce demands. For example, in 2022 America’s workforce is (56%) females and (44%) males. Therefore, since marriage and family life is an equal status-union, the question is where are the marriage partners for high status women; White or Black? Herein lies the Upside-Down societal problem. Money is at the center of family life rather than love. Only 40% of the Whites who are in colleges and universities are White males, and 60% are females. In the Black community we have more Black males in jails than in colleges. Only 5% of Black men are in colleges and universities representing a sharp decline of Black males enrolled in colleges. Consequently, we are losing Black males at an alarming rate to the prison

American Society Upside Down Read More »

Playing the race card in reverse

By: Bobby Mills Race-card playing begins in White families, because White parents are not willing to teach their children the truth concerning the treatment of Blacks (slavery) and other minorities, and their invaluable contributions to the development of American society. Thus, if White parents teach their children the TRUTH, they do not have to worry about schools teaching them so-called lies: critical race theory. Whites invented playing the race card game for white-privilege just ask Native Americans concerning the annihilation-hate card that was played against them, because they would not conform to the will of Whites (slavery). Christian Right Evangelicals, The GOP, and White Nationalists in conjunction with their former habitual lying Presidential Leader have been masters at playing the race-card game. Christian Right Evangelical pastors play the race card across pulpits by teaching/preaching false doctrines concerning race and slavery. The GOP has been playing the race card since the assassination of President Lincoln and the take of the GOP by Southern Dixiecrats. President Johnson boldly declared after the passage of the (1964) Civil Rights Act and the (1965) Voting Rights Act that the Democratic Party just lost the south, and he did not tell a lie.   White individuals need to develop a God conscience concerning the TRUTH. Blacks individuals need to reassess their attitudes toward each other, because Black on Black crime is off the charts and absolutely ungodly. Even in many Black families there appears to be no love and respect among family members. Consequently, the Black family structure that existed prior to 1964-1965 has deteriorated; whereby most Black children are growing-up in relatively spiritually unsupervised single parent homes.   Thus, the role of Black churches must be to find creative ways to spiritually-self develop Black families; instead of just erecting physical church buildings for pastoral aggrandizement, because: “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.” We fight not against flesh and blood, but principalities and the rulers of darkness in high places, and above all, we spiritually

Playing the race card in reverse Read More »

Grow-Up America

Bobby E. Mills, PhD  America is still experiencing growing-up pains primarily because Christian Right Evangelicals and one of America’s major political parties (The GOP) has an unofficial-official anti-democracy platform. In fact, the GOP has not publicly published an issues platform since the advent of Donald J. Trump on the political scene in 2016. Question: was the platform Trump-style Autocracy? Sadly, because the GOP has no moral platform bases for its existence they seek to normalize insanity, and White Privilege Christian churches magnify and glorify the insanity of The GOP. This allows some Whites to live in the insanity of La, La Land: White Privilege. Sadly, some Whites do not understand that there is more White Privilege for some than others in the perimeters of White Privilege. Question: how can this be in a democratic multi-cultural society? Easily: the poorest Whites can rationalize that they are better off than Blacks and other minorities, because of real and perceived White Privilege.  Consequently, The GOP promotes hyper-partisanship as a political platform to divide and pit White Americans against Blacks and other Minority Americans.  Sadly, the Party of Lincoln (GOP) does not have an inclusive democracy oriented mentality; but a White Privilege Autocracy Mentality, if you are yellow you are mellow (Asians) because you are more discipline than me, if you are Brown (Hispanics) you can stick around and cut my grass; but if you are Black you must get back. Asians and Hispanics simply just desire to fit, but Blacks cannot fit in the melting pot American experience. America, know this: all of US fit into God’s spiritual melting pot of universal humanity, because: “We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ: that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Question: is it possible for White Americans to vote their conscience for inclusion rather than exclusion and form a more perfect union (Democracy versus Autocracy)? Is it possible for those who have experienced the spiritual fruits of Democracy to desire Autocracy? America, is it possible for

Grow-Up America Read More »

Mobs I and II

This piece is pregnant with a lot of stuff. I am exploring how attitudes and belief systems have crystallized a mindset that leads to sickness, that is, mental illness.  Though we have been focused on the January 6 insurrection and the George Floyd lynching, lynching in America has been woven in the patriotic fabric of this great nation. Substitute Emmett Till, George Hughes, Jose Campos Torres or James Byrd and the equation does not change.  Perhaps later we can explore how mob mentality cleared the path to kill Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Sadism is defined as “the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering or humiliation among others “. “Lynching’s are not the work of men suddenly possessed of a strange madness: they are the logical issues of prejudice and a lack of respect for law and personality, plus a SADISTIC desire to participate in the excitement of mob trials and the brutalities of torture and murder.” This is the conclusion from the researchers of the book “The Tragedy of Lynching “by Arthur Rapier”. This conclusion prompts us to explore the inner story of two mobs. Mob 1 is the cluster of mobs that perpetrated waves of mob violence on black and people of color for nearly 150 years in this so called “Christian” land. Mob 2 is the January 6, 2021, insurrectionist mob that attacked and tried to overturn the legitimate election of President Joe Biden and take down the democracy. This mob constructed gallows to lynch Speaker Pelosi, Vice President Mike Pence and defenders of the John Lewis Voter Rights Act. In understanding Mob 1 and Mob 2, history shows that mobs are not content with the death of their victims. During the Mob 1 litany of lynching’s, the mobbers were driven to burn and roast, mutilate and torture their victims. They were very sick men and women and often boys and girls. They were Catholics and Protestants, Baptists and Methodist. Many were anti-Semitic. They were educated and uneducated, entrepreneurs and

Mobs I and II Read More »

Overcoming Blues Hell Hounds

Fighting for the people is a BLUES job. Martin and Coretta were pursued by “blues hellhounds” nipping at their heels. On the night of their wedding, they had to spend the night at a Black-owned mortuary because of segregation in public accommodations. The Bill Claire Mortuary on Sophomore Street in the re-emerging Silk Stocking of Third Ward H-Town showcases the wedding dress and a facsimile of the honeymoon room. Fighting for the people is a BLUES job. John Bell Williams in the book, “The King That God Didn’t Save,” explains that the sinister FBI commissioner J. Edgar Hoover targeted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he received the NOBEL prize in Sweden. Hoover planted a scantily-clothed Anglo honey in his descending elevator and then this temptress made a crooked allegation to the front desk regarding Dr. King. Fortunately, the Nobel committed knew of Hoover’s twisted game plan. Fighting for the people is a BLUES job. When Dr. King went into Riverside Methodist Church in New York to make the case that the Vietnam War was immoral and illegal, many of the clergy, Black and white, jumped ship on the basis that foreign policy was not the business of the American civil rights community although their constituencies were receiving their sons in body bags. Never mind that B-52 bombers were dropping 500-pound bombs and lacing children with napalm. Dr. King gave the quintessential NOT IN MY NAME anti-war BLUES paean. Dr. King strode into H-Town and faced the BOURGEOIS BLUES. Key Black ministers decided to boycott Dr. King and dissuade their members from attending his speech at the Sam Houston Coliseum. Skipper Lee failed to get the memo and took his mountain of soul to a near empty coliseum. Songbird Aretha Franklin blew the Blues away with a ‘I wish I knew how it felt to be free’ Precious Lord. Dr. King was a BLUES man. He knew the BLUES walk and march. For a change to come, persecution had to be your 24-hour companion. His master has pronounced the BLUES mission when he said, “Foxes have holes, but the son

Overcoming Blues Hell Hounds Read More »

God’s System: World’s System

God’s system is established upon the universal dimension in humanity. The world’s system is based upon the principle of cultural tribalism. This is why individuals who operate solely based upon God’s system can overcome evil with good, because: “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” Individuals, who operate solely based upon the world’s system of greed, invariably believe in the principle of pay back or tit for tat. Question: can America live in the light of God and by the tenets of the Preamble and the U. S. constitution? The answer is obviously an absolute NO, because too many generations of White Privilege oriented individuals have a desire to exclude some Americans based upon skin-color. Ask Native American Indians. Can America move forward in the light of democracy rather than autocracy? Unfortunately, America is experiencing an internal conflict based upon the old south versus the new south. This is why Southern Democrats were able to hi-jack the GOP, and Former President Trump was able to hi-jack the GOP for TRUMPISM, and exposed the immoral non-intellectual corrupt character of the Grand Ole Party. Shamefully, some White Democrats have been straddling the fence concerning right and wrong: case in point Senators Manchin and Sinema. No doubt about it, it is come to JESUS TIME in America, because the very soul of the nation is at stake. White children have been receiving too many mixed-messages from their family and church environments concerning good and evil. Consequently, mass confusion and evil is running rampant in American society. Question: now that we know the state of affairs in American society; what are we going to do? Blacks and minorities must pray without ceasing for the majestic glory of God, and we will see a change. Even though, we do not have a monopoly on God we do have a spiritual relationship with God, because we have come this far by FAITH. Formal education has its rightful place; but is not a substitute for Christian values, because you can graduate from Yale

God’s System: World’s System Read More »

Whatever happens to any of us had better be the business of all of us

American has two birthdays, 1619 and 1776. 1619 represents that enslaved people landing at Point Comfort – Jamestown Virginia in 1619. “My people didn’t land on Plymouth Rock,” as Malcolm pointed out when he slapped those of us who had amnesia, “Plymouth Rock landed on us!” No, this is not part of a diatribe against Europeans because we are fully woke and know that greedy African kings played a poisonous role in enabling the transatlantic African slave trade. 1776 represents the second start of the American nation as marked by the patriot/slaveowners’ signatures on the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of United States. It is a legitimate date, but so is 1619. This is one of the ways that we intellectually push back against the attempts to whitewash and erase Black history from our books and discourse. The New York Times 1619 project co-crafted by Nicole Hannah Jones must become a staple in every Black home, soaking into the minds of men, women and children. As soon as a child is weaned and acquires the norm of reading to enter school, a vaccination of true history must be injected. As the opposition prohibits the 1619 Project, we teach the Tulsa destruction of Black Wall Street that took place in Sherman, Texas in 1930. This carnage against Black townspeople started with the lynching of George Hughes. Similar carnages took place in Elaine, Arkansas and Colfax, Louisiana. As the opposition freakishly bans Nobel laureate Tony Morrison and Ta-Ne Hi si Coates, we adopt the motto, “Each one Teach one, Each one Reach One.” This is part of our response to the falsification and evisceration of Black history from our educational system. With digital access to information bases there is zero reason for anyone to be ignorant. But we recognize that no one is so blind as he that refuses to see. May God bless the willfully blind and ignorant. Kujichagulia- self-determination is the second principle of KWANZAA. KWANZAA is global celebration of the fruits of the harvest and Pan- Afrikan survival, well-being and Black futures. It means “to define, create, and speak

Whatever happens to any of us had better be the business of all of us Read More »

American Democracy: Russian Autocracy

Can America spiritually live up to the constitutional declaration of who she says she is, and at the same time, transform what she has become? The Founders wrote an almost perfect document; but it was too materially costly for them to live-up to the spiritual moral tenets, because they were unwilling to give-up the economic rewards and benefits of slavery. Therefore, as a democracy America must ask itself this eternal question: “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Unfortunately, there are still too many Americans such as Judge Roy Moore who advocate openly that America was great when slavery existed, and just as Putin openly advocates that the collapse of the Soviet Union Empire was a great historical tragedy: shameful.  Both declarations represent leadership insanity to the nth degree. Question: America how do we constitutionally build the nation we say we want, and at the same time, transform what we have become? Longing for the sins of the past is indeed a losing proposition, because God has warned US about desiring the sins of the past; remember Sodom and Gomorrah. However, if we do not teach the sins and errors of the past we are doomed to repeat them because of greed, envy and jealousy. America is paralyzed because of the fear-factor of too many Whites who subscribe to Judge Roy Moore’s doctrine, and are fearful of losing “White Privilege”: something for nothing. On the other hand, Putin is not fearful of losing White Privilege, because no one non-white desires to visit or live in Russia; because everyone knows that Russia is without spiritual understanding! Autocracy is absolute insanity, because when you continue to do the same ole same ole, and expect a different result that is the classic definition of insanity. Most assuredly Russia can terrorize the world community militarily, and this is precisely what she is doing in Ukraine: militarily terrorizing the free world. Putin lives in a glass house on thin ice, and he has no business throwing rocks (threats) placing his own fellow countrymen in

American Democracy: Russian Autocracy Read More »

The First Amendment, Hate Speech, and Religion

By: Dr. John E. Warren From time to time, it becomes necessary to remind some of us of what the freedom of speech provision of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution actually says while addressing the issue of “hate speech” and the idea of religious freedom. The First Amendment to the Constitution actually says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, abridging the freedom of speech. Or of the press, or the right of the people, peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” “Shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion.” This means that there shall be no state religion in this country. Hence, all the religions of the world are found in the United States of America. It also means that you are freed to have no religion. It does not mean you have a right to prohibit the faith or practices of another person’s religion. The phrase “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” means Muslim, Hindu, or any other religion has a right to be practiced in this country without inference from those of a different faith. “Congress shall make no laws abridging the freedom of speech.” This means Congress can not make laws limiting or stopping one’s freedom of speech. It does not mean that this freedom is without limits. It has long been held that the freedom of speech clause does not carry with it the right to shout “fire” in a crowded theatre where such a shout could cause death or harm. We may have the right to say what we want to or about another person, but that right carries with it consequences, including libel, defamation, and damages for pain and suffering based on the harm caused either physically or emotionally. Hate speech falls within this category because such speech can cause pain, suffering, and, in some cases, even death. So while Congress can make no laws “abridging” or limiting one’s speech, it has been established that the freedom of speech is not without limits, which includes

The First Amendment, Hate Speech, and Religion Read More »

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.

Scroll to Top