We Need A New Direction!

By: Bobby E. Mills, PhD

America, we do not need to read a well-written documented book to know who Donald J. Trump is. He is who he has always been; the prototype of the “Strong-Man” that the Bible refers to whose objective is to rob, steal and kill. Thus, if any American must read a book to come to the rational conclusion that Trump is socio-pathological, he/she needs to self-institutionalize.

Blacks know that the GOP, Christian Right Evangelicals, Trump Loyalists nor President Trump can cause lasting problems for the Black community because we spiritually-understand that: “If God be for us, who can be against us?It is moral-disciplinary time in the Black community! Too many institutional structures are morally and internally out-of-order; therefore, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Seemingly, there was a governmental conspiracy to promote warring-gang-factions in the Black community as a drug-turf-war-money-making-enterprise. This ungodly socio-spiritual-phenomenon is currently destroying any sense of a spiritually unified community. It is community-internal-cleanup-Come-To-Jesus-Time. The Black community must collectively come together in order to eradicate all criminal enterprises in our community based upon God’s laws; especially “thou shalt not kill, steal and bear false witness against thy neighbor.” This we must do in order to become worthy in the sight of GOD, and for the sake of our children and future generations. We have lost two generations to the spiritual scourge of family breakdown/dysfunctions, drugs and gun violence. Jesus spiritually warned us against allowing Satan (devil) to fill our hearts with evil for the love of money. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Blacks must morally-internally-discipline themselves and move to a higher level of collective-interdependence/collective-responsibility, because no one can be better to you than you are to yourself.

White Privilege is the structural cause of institutional dysfunctions in the Black community, but in the 21st Century, Blacks are socio-pathologically perpetuating the dysfunctions created by Whites. Blacks refuse to live from the inside-internally to the outside-externally. Materialism as a way of life is a losing proposition. An external value-orientation lifestyle creates confusion. God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. Living by what you put in and on your body is a losing spiritual-physical-proposition. Ultimately, individuals cannot save their bodies; only their souls. Here’s where Christian churches must play a spiritually-pivotal-role by ridding the community of houses of ill-repute, gang-banging and those who will not listen nor seek to spiritually understand Biblical truths: thuggish behaviors. Blacks must relearn how to live as individuals of light, and above reproach morally so that we reflect God’s goodness to others. “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God.” (Hebrews 6: 4-6)

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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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