Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Lawd, please help me to understand why anyone would do this to her nails. If I find out your identity you are going straight to the left, to the left.
*Thanks to my homegirl, Tawana for emailing this picture.
Quote of the Day in response to the above photo:
"I just don’t understand it. Look at this man and woman. Black, classy, intelligent, charismatic, serious and good looking. Why must some of us always take the dignity out of what and who we are? Why?"
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
"When something like this happens, it’s really an exodus into a new prophecy,” he said.
Weeks owes more than $400,000 in rent and fees to the landlord of his church campus, according to a lawyer for Grimes-Square Executive, Inc.
On Sunday, Weeks said that amount includes late fees, attorney’s fees and interest.
Eviction proceedings were initiated against Weeks in early October. He had not made payments toward the rent since July, according to the lawyer for the landlord. A sheriff’s deputy carried out the eviction Friday.
“People do not understand the cost of running a worldwide ministry,” Weeks said.
When he spoke to the congregation, Weeks said, “It’s been a difficult journey the last 17 months.” He thanked worshipers for their prayers the past two days. The sound system was weak, making it a challenge to hear in the back rows, where people were standing.
He told his congregation he wants to pay off debt and only worry about utilities, “and pay those off too, in advance.”
A long line of church members stood up and offered donations at the pulpit.
After introductory remarks, Weeks turned the service over to guest pastor Medina Pullings, who gave the main sermon.
Church usher Eric Duffy said he loves Bishop Weeks and doesn’t intend to stop coming. “This is just a block in the road,” Duffy said of the church’s eviction. “We just got to move the block and keep going.” (Source)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III, the leader of Global Destiny International Ministries, held services elsewhere Friday after his Duluth church was evicted from its campus Friday afternoon.
“He hasn’t made any payments at all since July of this year,” said Stephanie Friese, attorney for Grimes-Square Executive, Inc. “The landlord did try to work out something with him.” SOURCE
Thursday, November 13, 2008
THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE IN LIFE… LOVE!
THE GREATEST ASSET… FAITH!
THE MOST POWERFUL CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION… PRAYER!
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE… THE POWER OF GOD!
THE GREATEST JOY… GIVING!
THE WORST THING TO BE WITHOUT… HOPE!
THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE HABIT… WORRY!
THE WORLD MOST INCREDIBLE COMPUTER… THE BRAIN!
THE GREATEST LOSS… THE LOSS OF SELF-RESPECT!
THE GREATEST NATURAL RESOURCE… YOUTH!
THE UGLIEST PERSONALITY TRAIT… SELFISHNESS!
THE GREATEST PROBLEM TO OVERCOME… FEAR!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ATTIRE… A SMILE!
THE MOST CRIPPLING DISEASE… EXCUSES!
THE MOST DANGEROUS PARIAH… GOSSIP!
THE TWO MOST POWER-FILLED WORDS… I CAN!
THE MOST WORTHLESS EMOTION… SELF-PITY!
THE GREATEST “SHOT IN THE ARM”… ENCOURAGEMENT!
THE MOST EFFECTIVE SLEEPING PILL… PEACE OF MIND!
THE MOST PRIZED POSSESSION… INTEGRITY!
THE MOST SATISFYING WORK… HELPING OTHERS!
THE GREATEST ATTITUDE… GRATITUDE!
Gratitude unfolds the goodness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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Friday, November 07, 2008
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"This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind tonight's about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.
She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.
And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America -- the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can't, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes we can.
At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot: Yes we can.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs, a new sense of common purpose: Yes we can.
When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved: Yes we can.
She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that "we shall overcome": Yes we can.
A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination.
And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change: Yes we can...." -- Exerts from President-Elect Bararck Obama's Victory Speech
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
After watching the final debate the other night, it dawned on me that Obama could actually win this thing. If that happens, there will be a lot of people (some of our co-workers included) who will be afraid that an Obama presidency will usher in the end of days. They'll be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election) for signs of the end times.
To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and behaviors we should probably avoid - at least for the first few days:
1. No crying, hugging or shouting "Thank you Lord" - at least not
2. No high-fives - at least not unless the area is clear and
there are no witnesses
3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters
4. No calling in sick on November 5th. They'll get nervous if too many of us don't show up.
5. We're allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in passing. Just try to keep from grinning too hard.
6. No singing loudly, We've come this Far By Faith (it will be acceptable to hum softly)
7. No bringing of barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlings at all) (this may make us seem to ethnic)
8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a sign that poor folks might be getting a break through)
9. No Cupid Shuffle during breaks (this could indicate a little too much excitement)
10. Please no Moving on Up music (we are going to try to remain humble)
11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you're in your
office with the door closed)
12. Please try not to yell----BOOOO YAH!
13. Just in case you're wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage
patch, or a backhand spring on the highway is 100% okay.
If I've missed anything feel free to add to the list. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page when Obama brings this thing home on November 5th.
Now go get your early vote on and let's make this thing happen!!!
Join professed McCain supporter the Conservative Black Woman of Conservative Black Woman blog as she covers first 2 hours
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
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Then join neutral Gina of the What About of Daughters blog and me as we continue to watch the poll results as they are reported.
Time: 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM
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Monday, November 03, 2008
***Posted by Ladilovely on Sandrarose.com
"I’m a middle-class white guy living in Jacksonville , Florida . I’ve got a wife and two kids. Because the kids had no school today, I took a vacation day from work, and took the kids downtown to vote early. Fifty-nine minutes later, two smiling children and I proudly sported ‘I Voted’ stickers.
But I didn’t vote for Obama.
I voted for my ancestors, who believed in the promise of this country and came with nothing as immigrants. I voted for my parents, who taught in the public schools for decades. I voted for Steve, an acquaintance of mine from Kentucky . (Killed by an IED two years ago in Iraq ). I voted for Shawn, another who’s been to Iraq twice, and Afghanistan once, and who’ll be going back to Afghanistan again soon — and whose family earned eleven bucks a month too much to qualify for food stamps when the war started. I voted for April, the only African-American girl in my high school — it was years before it occurred to me how different her experience of our school must have been. I voted for my college friends who are Christian, Jewish, Mormon, and yes — Muslim. I voted for my grandfathers, who worked hard in factories and died too young. I voted for the plumber who worked on my house, because I want him to get a REAL tax break. I voted for four little angels from Birmingham . I voted for a bunch of dead white men who, although personally flawed, were willing to pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, and used a time of great crisis to expand freedom rather than suspend it. I voted for all those people and more, and I voted for all of you, too.
But mostly, I voted selfishly: I voted for two little kids, one who has ballet in an hour, and one who has baseball practice at the same time. I voted for a world where they can be confident that their government will represent the best that is in this country, and that will in turn demand the best of them.
I voted for a government that will be respected in the world. I voted for an economy that will reward work above guile. I voted for everything I believe in. Sure, I filled in the circle next to the name Obama, but it wasn’t him I was voting for — it was every single one of us, and those I love most of all."
I am so proud of the students of Ron Clark Academy. I may have to look into this Academy for my children to attend.
Sidebar: If McCain would have taken Lil Willie the Student instead of Joe the (unlicensed) Plumber on the campaign trail, perhaps he would be leading in the polls. Lil Willie is much more intelligent than Joe the Plumber. Judge for yourself.
HONOLULU – Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86.
Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said Dunham died late Sunday night at her Honolulu apartment after a battle with cancer.
"She's gone home," Obama said as tens of thousands of rowdy supporters at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte grew silent in an evening drizzle.
"And she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side. And so there is great joy as well as tears. I'm not going to talk about it too long because it is hard for me to talk about." (Source)
Barack Obama remembers his Grandmother 11/3/2008
***Photo by REUTERS/John Gress - Horse drawn carriage carries body of 7 year old Julian King to resting place.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners attended a private funeral service for Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew Monday at a South Side church.
A composed Hudson paused before the bodies of her relatives before giving her mother a final kiss, said attendees of the invitation-only service.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were among those who spoke at the three-hour service for Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, Jason Hudson, 29, and Julian King, 7....
During the service, "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino sang the gospel song "Your Grace and Mercy," and at one point left the stage to take Jennifer Hudson's hand and sing directly to her, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Small blue tickets that read "Hudson Family Funeral" were needed to enter the massive Apostolic Church of God, but that didn't deter crowds of onlookers who gathered outside. (Source)