Thursday, January 28, 2010

BACK POCKETS ON THE FLOOR BY THE GREEN BROTHERS

According TMZ.com, "General" Larry Platt isn't the first person to sing about pants on the ground. A Michigan hip-hop duo is claiming that "Pants on the Ground" is a "take off" of their song entitled “Back Pockets on the Floor", which they allegedly recorded back in 1996.

Gerald Green told Fox News Detroit that he and his brother wish Platt well, but want the world to hear and see their version of the song. This story is developing. In the interim, please check out their version of the song.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL MUSIC AND THE ANTI-CHRIST

"A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump." (Galatians 5:9)
Remember Jesus is looking for Disciples, not Christians. Selah.
I remember attending a Hezikah Walker concert at a church in New York back in the early 90s and was shocked by the number of homosexual men carrying purses and wearing colored contacts that attended the concert.

Now here we are almost 16 years later, I am flabbergasted by what I saw on BET’s Celebration of Gospel hosted by Steve Harvey. Homosexuals and sin sick individuals dropping it like it is hot for Jesus Christ. Blank stare. Most of today's "Contemporary Christian" artists have compromised the Gospel to be socially acceptable.

Last night, I watched The Mo’Nique Show and one of her guests was R&B Singer Miki Howard (who looked like she was on something). Well, Miss Miki attended the church pastured by late Rev. James Cleveland as a little girl and she noted that there were a lot of homosexuals in the church back then and it was no big deal. She talks about her church experience in her new book.

I don’t know about you but I am tired of the foolishness. It is harvest time and Jesus is commanding his reapers to bind the tare and bundle them with the preaching and teaching of the Gospel so that the tare can be burned in the fiery furnace of truth. (Matthew 13: 29,30)

Below are videos that discuss the false Gospel and Anti-Christ spirit that is being promoted through Contemporary Gospel music.

In the first two videos, Tetaun Moffett (from The Truth Behind Holy Hip Hop) and Pastor G. Craige Lewis (Ex Ministries) discuss BETs Celebration of Gospel and the contamination in the Gospel Music Industry.

In the third video, Tetaun Moffett and Will Ford talks about the power of influence and how it relates to hip-hop and the gospel industry. A very informative interview that brings light to the true meaning of “influence".

Dictionary.com defines influence in part as follows:
in⋅flu⋅ence
–noun
1. the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others: He used family influence to get the contract.
2. the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others: Her mother's influence made her stay.
3. a person or thing that exerts influence: He is an influence for the good.
4. Astrology. a.) the radiation of an ethereal fluid from the stars, regarded as affecting human actions and destinies. b.) the exercise of occult power by the stars, or such power as exercised.
5. the exercise of similar power by human beings.
6. Obsolete. INFLUX.

Keep this definition in mind as you watch the videos.





Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SCOTT BROWN (R) WINS MA SENATE RACE

You all should know by now that Scott Brown (R) won the Massachusetts Senate seat that left vacant by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. This was a major upset for the Dummycrats. Brown became the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from the Democratic Massachusetts since 1972. According to Nola.com, "Brown's victory was so sweeping, he even won in the Cape Cod community where Kennedy, the longtime liberal icon, died of brain cancer last August."

Perhaps what was more surprising to me was when the mostly Caucasian crowd started singing "Pants On The Ground" made famous by American Idol vireo star General Larry Platt. Blank stare. If you don't believe, check out the video below at approximately 1:00 minutes into Sen. elect Scott Brown's speech.


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WYCLEF JEAN TO APPEAR ON OPRAH

Wyclef Jean, famous producer and former member of the Fugees, will appear on Oprah today to address the crisis in Haiti and with his organization. Check your local television listening for show time.

As many of you know, Wyclef’s charitable organization Yéle Haiti came under great public scrutiny when TheSmokinggun.com posted the non-profit's tax returns for 2005 –2007 which showed questionable expenditures by Wyclef and his business partner. (Click here for more information)

I have admired Wyclef’s commitment to Haiti. However, when you start a charity or non-profit, you don’t hire your unskilled boys to run it. Selah. And you don't use the organization as a tax shelter - only rich white people know how to do that. You know Negroes have to be twice as clean then anyone else. Blank stare. If you are going to do it, then do it right. There are three people I don’t mess with: 1) Jehovah Elohim (my heavenly Father); 2) my mother and 3) the IRS.

If Wyclef had run his organization properly, this would have been an opportune time for his organization to be put on the map. This would have been the organization’s shining moment to testify of the good it has done in Haiti. Instead of explaining the good that his organization has done for Haiti, he now has to address his organization’s questionable accounting practices.

Next time, hire a competent Black corporate attorney and appoint board members with the expertise to run your non-profit organization. Contact me so I can give you the names of some great Black attorneys in New York.

GENERAL LARRY PLATT ON RYAN CAMERON

SIDERBAR: General Larry Platt please contact Pink Cotton Entertainment, it is entertainment that does not send the Civil Rights Movement back a thousand years.

Watch live streaming video from v103 at livestream.com

Monday, January 18, 2010

MKL CELEBRATION 2010



After living in GA for over 5 years, I finally made my way down to the King Center. I am glad I did. I got a chance to meet Dr. King's nephew, Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. (pictured in the photo above), who is now the CEO and President of the King Center. He is the son of Dr. King's only sister, Christine King Farris.

We watched Mrs. Farris and Isaac place the wreath on Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King's graves. We took a tour of the museum, firehouse and Dr. King's childhood home.




CONGRATS TO MO'NIQUE ON HER GOLDEN GLOBE WIN

Sunday, January 17, 2010

RIP ANAIKA ST. LOUIS


From Cnn.com
Anaika St. Louis's mom is overcome with grief at her daughter's grave in the above photo taken from Cnn.com.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- An 11-year-old girl rescued from the rubble of her home Thursday in an hours-long effort has died, her family said Friday.

Anaika St. Louis he 11 year old girl -- one of scores trapped beneath buildings that collapsed in Tuesday's 7.0-magnitude quake -- was rushed to a first aid station Thursday evening where doctors told her family they were not equipped to deal with her injuries. Her right leg had been pinned by a large piece of metal for two days.

She died before her relatives could drive her to a more sophisticated hospital outside Port-au-Prince.

Her last words, her uncle said, were, "Mother, don't let me die." She was buried Friday in her mother's hometown, her uncle said.

Her story, which CNN captured on camera throughout the day Thursday, was one of many miraculous rescues since the quake left entire city blocks in ruins. (Source)



NEW MUSIC: JAY-Z GOT SOME EXPLAINING TO DO

"It is time for Jay-Z to meet the God that created the tree that created the paper on which his money is printed. Selah. Jay-Z, brace yourself like a man, "Where was he when Jehovah (Elohim) laid the foundations of the earth?" N****, sit your behind down. Your arms are too short to box with God." --- Attorneymom

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Thanks to Bossip.com for posting this video.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

TIA MOWRY EXPOSED

I have been watching THE GAME on BET. I never watched the show while it was airing on UPN (now The CW). I enjoy the show, but I was troubled by the character Melanie Barnett played by Tia Mowry of Sister Sister fame. Mowry portrays a silly emotionally imbalanced medical student who sleeps around to have her tuition paid. Her parents decided not to pay for her medical education once she decided to shack up with her boyfriend who is a professional football player. I know it is acting, but I was extremely troubled by her character. The role of Melanie is such a departure from her “Christian” values.

One of my favorite Youtube Bloggers, RINGO4LIFE, has prepared a series of videos exposes the hypocrisy of Tia Mowry as it relates to her role on THE GAME. At what point do “Christian” actors and actresses stop selling their souls to the devil for financial gain.



Friday, January 15, 2010

GENERAL LARRY PLATT: NO PANTS ON THE GROUND


As some of you know that I am working on a mixtape entitled, Straight Out of Paterson. One of my singles was going to be "Pull Your Pants Up: I don't want to be a n**** No More." Well, it looks like someone has beat me to the punch.

This week on American Idol contestant, 62-year-vintage (I am not using the word “old” to describe our elders) General Larry Platt became an instant overnight sensation with his instantly viral hit, "Pants On The Ground." This Georgian is not some attention clown looking for his 15 minutes of fame. According to Yahoo.com, General Platt’s "real legacy in fact extends all the way back to the '60s, when he was a teenage crusader for the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia."

Platt was actually a student of Martin Luther King Jr. back in the day, which makes the timing of his sudden fame quite interesting, given that next Monday is MLK Day. In the early '60s when he was only 16 (see the 16-year-old Platt in the photograph here; he's the one on the far left), he worked with activist groups like the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and Southern Christian Leadership Conference to fight racial segregation in the South. He was even beaten while participating in the infamous "Bloody Sunday" protest march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama.

During that time, according to an article in USA Today about the unlikely "overnight celebrity," Platt actually got his "General" nickname from prominent civil rights leader Reverend Hosea Williams, who was impressed by his valiant efforts. The General remains a community activist to this day, working with the United Youth Adult Conference (a volunteer organization set up to find missing children in the Atlanta area) and fighting public foreclosures.

Somewhat sadly, General Larry Platt may now be forever better known as the "Pants On The Ground Guy," rather than for his years of activism. But if his American Idol fame draws more public attention to his heroic past and what he's stood for all his life, then in way his audition will be far more important and impactful than the one by whoever ends up winning American Idol this year. (Source)

I hope General Platt's song will make our youth (yes, I see some white boys sagging too) pull there paints up and wear belts. Bravo to General Larry Platt. I would love to sign him to Pink Cotton Entertainment.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

PAT ROBERTSON: HAITI EARTHQUAKE WAS A POSSIBLE BLESSING

According to Associated Press, TV Evangelist Pat Robertson made some unusual observations about the Haiti earthquake on his CBN newscast Wednesday, calling the quake a possible blessing and saying the Haitian people are cursed.

SIDEBAR: You all remember the movie, AVATAR, the racist movie where "Blue Monkeys" who clearly were based upon African natives saved by a white soldier. That is all I am saying.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Olbermann Slams Limbaugh And Robertson For Sick Comments

UPDATES:
Volunteer Nurses are needed for Haiti!! Please contact: Bill Gallagher, National Nurses United, 213-309-0266 for more information.
Americans trying to get info on family and friends in Haiti call 888-407-4747

HAITI EARTHQUAKE PICTURES: GOD HELP THEM!

UPDATES:
Volunteer Nurses are needed for Haiti!! Please contact: Bill Gallagher, National Nurses United, 213-309-0266 for more information.
Americans trying to get info on family and friends in Haiti call 888-407-4747
**Pictures from Boston.com




HELP HAITI!!

UPDATES
Americans trying to get info on family and friends in Haiti call 888-407-4747



As you should know by now, an earthquake registering at least 7.3 on the Richter scale has devastated Haiti. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake, which happened shortly before 5 p.m. on yesterday, was followed by at least 18 aftershocks, averaging a magnitude of 5.0. The powerful earthquake has destroyed most of the capital city of Port-au-Prince, Haitian authorities said Wednesday.

The Red Cross estimates that approximately 3 million people -- one-third of Haiti's population -- were affected by the quake. Haiti - a country where 80% of its citizens are living in poverty - will need our financial help.

In his speech given earlier today, President Obama pledged that the U.S. government would lead "a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort to save lives" in Haiti after the earthquake.

"For a country and a people who are no strangers to hardship and suffering, this tragedy seems especially cruel and incomprehensible," he noted.

I will post information about credible relief organizational efforts where you can send your donations as I research them. In the interim, please continue to pray for all those who have been directly impacted by the Haiti earthquake.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "NEGRO DIALECT"?

Can someone explain to me what a Negro dialect is? Does it mean someone who speaks as if they have just been freed from the plantation on yesterday? Is it someone who does not properly conjugate verbs when they speak?

Pursuant to Dictionary.com, dialect is defined as: Linguistics. a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, and by its use by a group of speakers who are set off from others geographically or socially.

Since I have moved to Georgia, I have been told (mainly by white people because they are the only folks who care) that I have a heavy Jersey (NJ) accent. Given that I was born, raised and lived in New Jersey for most of my life, I am not offended when people tell me that I have a strong Jersey accent.

I am also not offended when people say I sound "Black". The phonological pattern of my speech would tie me to the American Negro race from New Jersey. As long as I conjugate my verbs correctly within my sentence structure, I am okay with people saying that I sound "Black".

Anyways, who told the Caucasians that their phonological pattern of their speech was superior? Oh that's right, other white folks. Next.

Monday, January 11, 2010

BET CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL: THANK GOD

SIDEBAR: BET better thank Fantasia and her momma for showing up to their Celebration of Gospel. (Click here for the performance) These two performed better than the Mother of Gospel Shirley Cesar. Now I know the blogsphere are saying that Fantasia is messing with a married man. If true, Fantasia, please stop it right now. He don't belong to you. God is long-suffering but He is not forever-suffering. You reap what you sow. The wages of sin is death- destruction of health, career and relationships. Selah.

Now as for Contemporary Gospel "really want to be R&B singers but can not make in the music industry" singers, I say the following:
1) Real Gospel Music brings you closer to Jehovah, not to the club.
2. Real Gospel Music helps you to see that the Holy Spirit is working in your members, not the sin of the old man. (Romans 7:18-25 and 8:1-18)
3. Real Gospel Music makes you want to live holy, not make drop it like it is hot. (Hebrews 12:14)
4. Real Gospel Music will let you know that "I am crucified with Christ so that it is no longer I that live but the Christ through power of the Holy Spirit that dwells/lives in me." (Galatians 2:20)

When Kurt "Kermit" Franklin brought in the marching band and the drum major started popping that penis, I was done. Let me tell you all, it is not about you. It is about Jesus Christ who always points us back to His Heavenly Father. Selah.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

CLASSIC VIDEO: RICHARD PRYOR IS ROASTED

SIDEBAR: In 1977, the late and great Comedian Richard Pryor was roasted by famous comedians Paul Mooney, John Witherspoon, Tim Reid and Marsha Warfield. Yes, that is Marsha Warfield in the powder blue gown in the second video.


ROXANNE SHANTE: THOU SHALL NOT LIE

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the LORD HATES, seven that are DETESTABLE to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

***Photo taken from Nydailynews.com**

Last week, I watched a re-run episode of BET's new highly successful talk show The Mo'Nique Show where MC Roxanne Shanté (Dr. Lolita S. Gooden) - the pioneer of female rappers- appeared as a celebrity guest. It was great seeing the female rapper that paved the way for Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah and MC Lyte to experience commercial success back in the late 80s. During her interview with MoNique, she seemed a little guarded with her answers. She did not seem comfortable with appearing on the show. I now know why.

According to Slate.com, Roxanne Shanté, who has claimed to have a Ph.D. in psychology, is not a doctor after all. In fact, she does not hold an undergraduate degree from Marymount Manhattan College or a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell University (or any other collge for that matter) as reported in a New York Times article, Rapper behind 'Roxanne's Revenge' gets Warner Music to pay for Ph.D by Walter Dawkins.

Truth is that Shanté was once enrolled in Marymount Manhattan College but dropped out less than four months later without ever earning a degree. And the New York Office of the Professions licensing does not have a record of anyone named Lolita Gooden or Roxanne Shanté licensed to practice psychology or any related field. She fabricated her entire educational background. (Source)

In response to the Slater.com article and its author, Shanté made the following statement to Lemondrop.com:
"I'm just gonna let it go ... What he's trying to do is trying to get himself known, to get the popular sites to read after him. This is not a $5 billion Ponzi scheme. What would make someone go so hard and heavy at that?" (Source)

She then subsequently issued the following apology to her fans and supporters on Vibe.com:

I would like to thank my long time fans and supporters for your continued support. I am humbled and grateful to all of you for that. Without going into all of the details as of right now, I would like to apologize that this story regarding my post recording career has caused such a ruckus. The entire story will be revealed at a later time.

Throughout my career and life, I have been faced with many challenges, both professionally and personally. Like all of you, I am human, and may have not made the correct decision all the time. And, like anyone else, I would like to think that my entire life or career is not judged by one error or mistake.

It is very easy to criticize someone and I have left myself open to criticism. That is fair. There are plenty of people that will attest that I have done a lot for them. It seems though, that negativity gets more attention than positivity.

All I can say to that, is before you level any further criticism and cynicism, walk in my shoes. I am making this statement to apologize to the people that truly care about me for any angst that this situation has caused, and to thank them for their continued support. I am proud of what I have been able to do for so many others, and would like to let those persons know that I will continue to be there for them no matter what.

I am proud that during my twenty plus years as a pioneer in the Hip-Hop industry, to have opened doors for those who came after me, such as MC Lyte, Salt N Peppa, and Queen Latifah to name a few. I will have no further statement in regards to this matter at this time. (Source)

Below is a video from Youtube channel Ughhdotcom in which Roxane Shanté "gives her opinions on cognitive theory vs. medication in the psychology field." I think she should seek counseling for her mental issues.



Saturday, January 09, 2010

PAUL MOONEY GOES IN ON SASHA/BEYONCE

SIDEBAR: Youtube blogger Mrdaveyd interviewed Comedian Paul Mooney. During the interview, Comedian Mooney calls Kanye West a hero, Beyonce a bucking horse, and Oprah a double agent (an Aunt Jemima with a degree).

Quote of the Day:

Mooney: Black people made the best slaves. We're we're strong. The heat? We picked that cotton and...

Interviewer: Well, we don't want to go back to slavery.

Mooney: I do. We were much freer then. We had babies. Do you want to stay here in this? This is truly mental slavery. It is much crueler than physical.

Interviewer: Right, but Obama is in the White House

Mooney: You see, you sound like some white man. What I am suppose to be happy because we have one Black president. One? I am not excited. White folks had 43. Give me 43 Black ones and then I will be excited.


Friday, January 08, 2010

ATTORNEYMOM IS OFFICIAL ON HEALTH HIATUS

**Attorneymom's vision board**

SIDEBAR: I received an email from Hattie, an assoicate of mine, which contained the Handbook 2010. Enjoy.

Health:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present
moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present
happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and
fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.


DANA REDD: FROM ORPHAN TO CAMDEN (NJ) MAYOR

SIDEBAR: Thanks to Field Negro for posting this story on his blog. Mayor Dana Redd is truly an inspiration.



From Philly.com
It was a hot August day in 1976 when the 8-year-old Camden girl, newly orphaned following her parents' deaths just two weeks earlier, was blessed by none other than Mother Teresa.

Wearing bows in her hair and a white dress she had worn only once before, Dana Redd took a lei made from flowers grown in the garden at her school, Sacred Heart in Camden, and handed them to the school's visitor, the world's most famous nun.

"And Mother Teresa embraced her with great affection and blessed her," remembered Msgr. Michael Doyle, longtime pastor of Sacred Heart Church. "That blessing was important in that child's development."

Raised by her grandparents, Redd would develop into one of the most prominent politicians in New Jersey in a remarkably short time: a state senator and councilwoman until today, and the vice chair of the state Democratic Committee for another month.

Just after 12:01 a.m. today, the 41-year-old Redd was to take her next political step and become the first new Camden mayor in nine years, ushering in a younger era in the troubled city. She replaces retiring Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, 84. (Source)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

OSCAR GRANT'S MURDER 1 YEAR LATER

SIDEBAR: I know I am suppose to be on leave. Please bear with me. I had to give you an update about BART police killing of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009.

From En.wikipedia.org
Oscar Grant was a fatal shooting in Oakland, California in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009 [by a BART officer]. Responding to reports of a fight on a crowded BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train returning from San Francisco, BART Police officers had detained Grant and several other passengers on the platform at the Fruitvale BART Station. Officer Johannes Mehserle and another officer were restraining Grant, who was prostrate and resisting arrest. Mehserle stood, drew his gun and shot Grant once in the back. Grant turned out to be unarmed. Grant was pronounced dead at 9:13 am the next morning at Highland Hospital in Oakland. On January 13, Alameda County prosecutors charged Mehserle with murder for the shooting. He resigned his position and pled not guilty.

The events were captured on multiple digital and cell phone cameras. The footage was disseminated to media outlets and to various websites, where it was watched hundreds of thousands of times. The following days saw both peaceful and violent protests.

The shooting has been variously labeled an involuntary manslaughter and an execution. Michael Rains, Mehserle's criminal defense attorney, claimed Mehserle intended to fire his Taser, but mistakenly shot Grant with a pistol when he thought Grant was reaching for a gun.

Oakland civil rights attorney John Burris filed a $25 million wrongful death claim against BART on behalf of Grant's family.
Youtube blogger Mrdaveyd writes, "Oakland City Council member Desly Brooks is not one to ever hold her tongue especially in the face of injustice. Here she smashes the people who run BART for trying to give flowers to the family of Oscar Grant when they opposed every step the community took to seek justice for his murder by BART police."
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

ESPN Exclusive: Henry's Fiancee Speaks - ESPN Video **UPDATE**

SIDEBAR: I know I am suppose to be on a health hiatus, but I want you to look at the pain in the eyes of Chris Henry's fiancee's (the mother of his three children). It is time that we stop hurting each other. One dumb move from a troubled young man has cost him his life and has sent this woman and their children on a journey of pain. For what?? Remember: Your talent may help you obtain success, but it is your character that will help you maintain it. Thanks to NecoleBitchie.com for posting this video.


RELATED ARTICLE:Chris Henry: From Redemption to Death

UPDATE: LOLEINI TONGA WILL NOT BE CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF CHRIS HENRY.

EUNICE WALKER JOHNSON (April 4, 1916 - January 3, 2010)



From Ebonyjet.com
By Margena A. Christian
Mrs. Eunice Johnson, producer and director of the Ebony Fashion Fair and secretary-treasurer of Johnson Publishing Company, died of renal failure at her home in Chicago. She was 93.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will honor her work on January 11 as a philanthropist and fashion icon. The tribute, planned some time ago, was several months in the making.

“Mrs. Johnson elevated the image of Black women being fashion conscious, fashion forward and affluent,” said Kenneth Owen, assistant producer of Ebony Fashion Fair, who was handpicked by the fashion pioneer 26 years ago to work alongside her.

Born on April 4, 1916 in Selma, Ala., Mrs. Johnson came from a prestigious family. Her sophistication and fashion sense wasn’t bought. She was born with it. Mrs. Johnson’s father, Dr. Nathaniel D. Walker, was a doctor who practiced medicine for five decades, while her mother, Ethel McAlpine Walker, taught education and art at Selma University. The institution was founded by Dr. William H. McAlpine, her maternal grandfather, who also founded the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. and was close friends with Booker T. Washington.

Education was important in the Johnson household. She graduated from Talladega College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in art. A master’s degree was later earned in social work from Loyola University in Chicago.

Always impeccably dressed and wearing designer fashions herself, everything came back to fashion and education.

What started out as a charity benefit in 1958, turned into the birth of the Ebony Fashion Fair. As the show got underway, the models ran into problems with make-up, unable to find shades to match their skin. The solution? Fashion Fair Cosmetics.

At the inception of the Ebony Fashion Fair, Mrs. Johnson would travel to Europe with her husband to buy clothes. They would “beg, persuade, and threaten to get the right to buy clothes,” Mr. Johnson once said. The resistance came, he recalled, because certain designers thought that White women wouldn’t value their designs if they were worn by Black women.

A few of the leading designers finally agreed to sell fashions to the Johnsons for the show. Among the first Blacks to buy from French haute couture fashion houses, they started out spending half a million dollars annually.(Click here to read more)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

MUSIC: THE WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

DISCLAIMER: This message is for the edifying and building up of the saints (those called to live according to the Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit). A royal priesthood and living epistles set apart to destroy the works of the devil by the Blood of Jesus Christ, the Word of God and the word of our testimonies.

In the video produced by Youtube blogger, FaithandReasons, exposes how false profits (prophets) use music to seduce week-minded followers.

Notice how most churches sing for long periods of time and only spend 15 - 20 minutes on the sermon, which is the most important part of the service. Why should the sermon come at the end of the service when everyone is tired from all the singing and shouting? After the hoop and hollering, do you remember the sermon?


John 1:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Ephesians 6: 12 - 18
12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

PATERSON (NJ) CHURCH VICTIM OF MORTGAGE FRAUD


From NorthJersey.com

PATERSON — The city’s oldest black Baptist church is in default for $3.3 million after allegedly falling victim to fraud by a purported mortgage lender.

Calvary Baptist Church hasn’t made a mortgage payment since February to its lender, Goldstar Trust Co., according to a foreclosure complaint filed in state Superior Court. To relieve its financial straits, Calvary’s pastor has put up pension money he’s accumulated for decades, and individual members have made thousands of dollars in added contributions.

Even so, the church was forced to shut down its adult medical day care center, which it had sought money to build. Unable to afford to operate the program, staff members had to be laid off, Barry Cohen, a lawyer for Calvary Baptist, said Wednesday.

Cohen said that because Goldstar has a lien against the church, it’s possible Calvary Baptist could lose its East 18th Street church building, and it’s unclear whether the church would be bailed out by another organization. (Source)


SIDEBAR: This story is deeply personal to me because I attended the Calvary Baptist Church Daycare in the early 70s. Yes, that is how long this church has been around. I still remember my favorite nursery school teacher, Mrs. Martin.

Early in my legal career, I represented two prominent Black churches: Community Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Frederick H. LaGarde and Serenity Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Alfred E. Steele. I handled complicated loan transactions for both churches. I would never allow my clients to enter into a bad mortgage. So I am perplexed as to why Rev. Rowe would be the victim of mortgage fraud. Who was his attorney? Blank stare.

Friday, January 01, 2010

KWANZAA DAY 7 - IMANI (Faith)


Imani (Faith): ) believing in ourselves as a people. To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


As I prepared to attend a college, I knew that I wanted to attend a historically Black College. I had attended catholic schools up until the beginning of my Sophomore year of high school before I transform to Eastside High School under the leadership of Principal Joe “Bat Man- The Head N***** In Charge” Clark. It was the first time in my life that I was proud of being Black.

I had the choice of attending the University of Delaware (predominately white university) or Delaware State College (now known as Delaware State University). I knew I would attend Law School at a predominately white university so I didn’t want to deal with racism for first four years of my higher education. This decision proved to be one of the best decisions that I made in my life.

Delaware State exposed me to our greatness as a people. I learned to appreciate our history and what we have overcome just to become doctors, lawyers, business people, Academy award winning actors and actresses. Delaware replaced the scares that I experienced in my childhood – that is, the pain of not being accepted because I lived in the “ghetto” or not being accepted in my neighborhood because folks thought I and my mother thought we were “too good”. Yes, I was the Brandy character from Boyz in The Hood.

At Delaware State, I learned how our faith is really what got us through (and continues to get us) through slavery, segregation and now economic slavery. We fought a Civil War with prayer, peaceful demonstrations and law suits, which changed the course of America.

We must allow the media, government, religious institutions, foreigners, political parties, financial institutions or elite blacks suffering from identity crisis to continue to devalue our rich history as people.

We must repent and turn from complacent ways so that we are victorious over the evils called racism and economic slavery. We have done it before and we can win again in 2010. Selah.


Hebrews 11:1-13
1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6. But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as [in] a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
11. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12. Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, [so many] as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.


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