By: Omowale Luthuli-Allen

We have seen this movie before, beginning, middle and end. The plot is familiar as grits, eggs and poultry to a deep and dirty south family.

There is a reason that America doesn’t have a king and doesn’t want a king. A little over 200 years ago our forefathers fought a brutal revolution to emancipate from its mother country- Great Britain and King George the III. Although Black people were chattel slaves, Crispus Attucks still gave his last and greatest measure of devotion to the cause of freedom.

Ruling over empires intoxicates its rulers. The British empire was billions upon billions of acres but it was all smoke that was destined to vanish.

King George III got drunk on power and wealth. He hoarded the empire’s goods and wealth. He defeated the French and Spanish in Canada and the northern hemisphere. King George and the Queen had great perfume and cologne but the flies in it made it stink.

King George and the Queen produced fifteen children who were often despised by the public because they were low livers, endless crazy parties and wild nights, overindulging in the pleasures of life.

Ben Franklin went to England to try and convince the King to grant representation to his American subjects and stop imposing taxes. So we were taught in grade school that the King refused Ben’s request and this refusal let the dogs of war out.

King George had fits whereby he couldn’t stop talking and lying. The reason that one knew he was lying is that his lips were moving. During his 180-character Twitter styled rants his core subjects became his cheerleaders by using the stinking perfume and cologne.

Back to the reason, we don’t have Presidents as Kings. Kings feed their rapacious appetites, but their souls go hungry, then MAD.

Soon King George III lost his ability to have a good night’s sleep. Benadryl or scotch shots can’t cure this type of insomnia.

Black Crispus Attucks and Thomas Paine sparked an insurrection in Boston and all the Kings Horses would be unable to put the King back together and enable him to regain his richest colonies. Britain retained India and the Far East colonies for a moment in history.

In this cheap rerun the Kings magicians and doctors can’t stop the madness. Some thought that it was genetic- an inheritance from inbreeding. Some thought it was the inevitable result of the combination of a stable genius and a fool. Nevertheless, when Pharaoh gets the message the die has already been cast.

Our revolution in 1776 produced safeguards against mad kings who couldn’t read the tea leaves or smell the coffee. Our revolution in 1776 produced safeguards against MAD boy kings.

Brilliant and enduring is the US Constitution and the rule of law. Brilliant is the co-equal branches of government and the separation of powers. Brilliant is the impeachment process in the Constitution for abuses of power, high crimes and misdemeanors, bribery and treason.

Excellent is the stream of history that produced an Elijah Cummings who could say to the would be King, come on people WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS…. And now you know how this movie ends.

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

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.

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