Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Have We been fooled into thinking that education is simply about how well you can read, write or compute? What about values? You can look at a school dance routine and kinda see were it's value lie. If you want to see the quality of how these skills are applied in relation to values, you might want to check out the schools dance routines.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Any way, I believe at this present time Ms. Bynum battle is in her mind. And, it's the battle that Everyone has to fight and that's the battle to stay sane . We don't keep ourselves in spite of what we think. It's He that sits on The Throne that allows us to recognize our feet from our head. Our thought life determines where we are in all things. When we meditate on what is wrong or the negative side of a situation, we become blinded by the problem and never see the escape available to us. (look at the man in cal. who killed his family) Our Heavenly Father has given us a way out , and that is through studying and meditation of the Word of God. (Hosea 4:6) We have to learn how to apply Bible knowledge to our lives, if we want to win the battles of life. God instructs the Believer on how to control their thought life by utilizing His whole armor. (Ephesians 6:10-17). Believers must recognize that we are in warfare everyday, and that the battlefield is our minds. The whole armor of God has been provided to help us guard against the enemy of our mind--Satan. That's why I have a problem with The Prosperity Gospel; it doesn't teach of the many attacks we will encounter in this life. If Satan can put thoughts, ideas and suggestions in our minds, then he can control our actions. We must come to understand when we're ignorance of the Word there can be no Victory over life's battles.
It's critical that we acknowledge that the warfare is not against physical forces but against powers that have authority in the spirit realm. Satan's mode of operation has not changed. He continues to use the same mind game that he used on Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1). We are going to have to recognize his deceptive ways and stand against them with the Word of God. Our battle is clearly spiritual. Satan launches assaults on the mind in order to affect the spiritual aspect of our lives. The mind is like the door through which the enemy has access. If Satan can influence our thoughts, he can control every aspect of our lives. Therefore, we must examine every thought that comes to our minds. Are they the fiery darts, the evil day and or the wiles of the devil? Every thought has either a life or death component attached to it.
Once a thought is allowed to have access in our lives, it begins its subtle work.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Please! this proves the point that African- American has spent so much time learning about others culture(his-story) when in re- turn no one has taken time to learn about African- American culture or history. You got Ellen DeGeneres and others making stupid remarks about Aretha's hat because they don't understand our culture. When in reality "church hats" are deeply rooted in black, southern culture. If you grew up in the South are African-American that's just something you witnessed at church services weekly. Please It's , no big deal. Aretha Franklin could have worn any hat on that day and it would have gotten attention from uninformed people. Any way, people are now clamoring for this hat. It don't matter if some thought it was appropriate or not we people of "color get it." Video
Sunday, January 25, 2009
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around - when yellow will be mellow - when the red man can get ahead, man - and when white will embrace what is right."
Obama reacted to the benediction with a smile.The crowd cheered and scream with a loud "Amen." However, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Lowery's prayer "offended" and was "far more memorable than the inaugural address by President Obama." It was nothing wrong with that prayer.
Rick Warren was there to speak to the mainstream white evangelicals and I had no problem with that .So, why is there a problem with having Lowery there to speak to his generation, the struggle and the black church? They each had an audience, and they spoke to it. There isn't just one accepted way Christianity or religion can be expressed and Rick Warren is not the only voice at the table. Most white American should have learned early on during the Rev. Wright foolishness that older black Americans represent a different church, period.
Joseph Lowery earned his right to give that benediction the hard way. Does anyone think the civil rights struggle is over just because Obama got elected? His benediction was totally appropriate.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Remember during the campaign that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston were going to get married. So, now we should look the other way regarding them, while we continue to look at the single motherhood of the rest of America. Why is this my business, you ask? And please Hush -up! with they're kids and they're private people. Well, those kids put out press releases to People magazine and everywhere else, starting a bidding war for the photos of their kid (which got them $300,000), and, as we all no , during the campaign the two said they'd get married, which they have yet to do. And it's our business because the mother and woman whom people are holding up as a conservative family values person, has demonstrated that she actually isn't one. Sara done went and got her- self a book deal but, at the same time saying leave my family alone.
I am certain Palin's book would sell, but I am a bit surprised by the way she is seeking out media attention when she has claimed that they have misrepresented her and her family. She does not want the media writing about her children but she uses them to demonstrate her family values when it suits her media purpose. Is it fair to ask the media to leave them alone when it is negative attention, but to use the media to promote their ideal family for positive attention? I have a hard time respecting this woman. I'm sure the same people who blindly follow Sarah Palin and think she's G-d will attack me for daring to point this out. You know, the same people who bought Ann Coulter's latest book and cheer on her chapter echoing--that single mothers are a national problem, not a solution. But I guess that means single mothers other than those with the last name Palin. This is, after all, the same Ann Coulter who call Sarah Palin her conservative of the year. Ann Coulter is a hypocrite! She can call other single mothers, "selfish". But, she won't dare say it about Sarah Palin daughter who's a baby mama, also.
Common sense informs us that directing a 13-year-old girl to remove her clothes, partially revealing her breasts and pelvic area, for allegedly possessing ibuprofen ... was excessively intrusive.Imagine that, school officials demonstrating a lack of common sense when drugs are involved. I don't get the "zero tolerance" thing or how it works.What do they cover? "What is" Zero Tolerance?" Some cities have signs posted before entering the city limits stating that they are "Zero Tolerance."
With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, the young lady and her family sued, and a federal appeals court in San Francisco, California, ruled against the school.
The court said the school went too far in its effort to create a drug- and crime-free classroom. “The overzealous of school administrators in efforts to protect students has the tragic impact of traumatizing those they claim to serve. And all this to find prescription-strength ibuprofen.”
This case is a perfect example of why Zero-Tolerance is a foolish concept especially for Schools. How you going to strip-searching a 13 year old girl, mine you, not for a gun, not for a knife, not for heroin, but for the 1 Advil Extra Strength Caplet. In the U.S. we now have schools where teachers are afraid to give a crying student a hug, for fear of a sexual harassment claim, but the school can force them to strip to their underwear and reveal their privates to be sure they don't have aspirin.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Isabel Toledo, who designed Michelle's lemon-yellow inauguration day outfit is a Cuban-born American. Jason Wu, the young designer who created the gorgeous gown Michelle wore to the ball is a Taiwan-born designer. Narciso Rodriguez is the son of Cuban immigrants. I also love the dress she wore to the prayer services.
This is a Dillon M134D Gatling Gun tucked away inside the Secret Service Yukon XL that follows Obama’s state-of-the-art Cadillac limousine (with five-inch-thick bulletproof armor) in the presidential motorcade.
This service help families to create a private Web site that hosts video of the funeral as it happens, some companies offer technical services and advice for funeral directors. Some services help family or friends for whom travel is impossible or impractical, including one case where a soldier deployed in Iraq was able to view his grandmother's funeral in North Carolina. Right now, adding online streaming to a funeral package is free in some places but could cost about $300 in others. Questions: (1). What do you think of the idea? (2).Would you consider it for a love one?(3). Do you take photos during a funeral?
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The poll of 3,000 British parents, carried out by TheBabyWebsite.com, revealed 66 per cent believe traditional fairytales have stronger morality messages than modern equivalents. A fifth of parents said fairytales were no longer politically correct. I don't think these parents will be reading their kids any Bible stories, do you? Read more…
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The President reached out to all Americans whether secularists, Christians, Muslims, Jews , Hindus or nonbelievers Which I thought was remarkable.I think Pastor Rick Warren, whose participation drew the most criticism from liberals and gay rights groups, directly invoked Jesus as expected in his invocation. I read somewhere that he also quoted from the most important prayer in Judaism, the Sh’ma, when he said, “Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God. The Lord is One,” and he called God “the compassionate and merciful one,” a phrase from Muslim devotion. Pastor Warren prayer was very much inclusive of everybody.
Rev. Joseph Lowery, a United Methodist who is considered as one of the bricks of the civil rights movement, focused on poverty and social justice. He called the stage where Obama took his oath “this mountaintop,” a reference to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech. Prayer has never cause this much focus at any event. Most Prayers at these events draw little attention but this inauguration event was different. Is it because faith/ religion were part of President Obamas start early on? The President spoke of his faith openly during the election and yesterday it came full circle.
The FBI isn't interested. The U.S. attorney doesn't care. Everything is fine by local police, and she isn't breaking any laws.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Many things can be discerned from the excellent posed photos. Germans sure drink a lot of bottled beverages. Americans like to eat delivered pizzas. Sicilians are fond of bread. Mexicans eat lots of luscious looking fruits and vegetables, but they wash them down with massive doses of Coke. Finally, the family from Chad will break your heart, eating a mere $1.23 worth of food in a week’s time, as compared with over $500 for the German family.
The originator of the comparison seems to be the website of the Canadian-based homeless nation.org. It's an inspired idea--to better understand the human diet, explore what culturally diverse families eat for a week. Any way the pictures says it all.
When you compare the two pictures what's in your heart?
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
He's a solid academic student, he decided last week to return to school for his senior year rather than make the tempting jump to the NFL. Last year, when Playboy magazine wanted to include Tebow in its prestigious annual All-American football line-up, he refused. That’s because he lives his Christian faith in every way he can. On the black eye strips that players wear to cut down glare, he puts Scripture verses.
He never gives an interview without prominently mentioning his gratitude to Jesus, and he doesn’t stick it in at the end of the sound bite where it can be edited out, either. The fifth child of home-schooling parents, he travels with his mother and father’s missionary organization every year to the Philippines to do missionary work. He regularly speaks to thousands of students a year, to prisoners, and to sick children.
As Tebow puts it, he isn’t mixing religion in with his sports. His No. 1 goal is to share his faith. Football just happens to be the way he’s doing it.
Here is the site December212012.com.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I never understood what Biggie contribute to the community in order to have a movie made about him. Because I am not of the Hip Hop generation is one reason I don't get it. Every thing that I have read or heard about him has center around crime and violence.
Some people saw Biggie as simply a drug dealer turned rapper but he was also a man, son, father and friend. I was hoping the movie would show the human side of him. I thought maybe showing the different aspects of him as a person and making him more real that violence wouldn't show up.
I guess I was wrong!
Friday, January 16, 2009
My take is that No special effort should be made to convert African American voters because they are African Americans. The GOP needs to explain its philosophy and convince people, all people that its is for their benefit. I agree the Republicans do need a fresh face, and more importantly, they need someone who can go to the inner city, into the Black community, and into the Latino community and talk about why Blacks should vote for conservative measures. I don't believe it Mr. Steele, because his image among the black community is not one of like.
News "FLASH" as long as African American see hate as the root of the party it's no way I can vote for it again ( I voted for Bush) . Don't get it wrong! Democrats have the same problem but, have mastered hiding it. Any way when you have the root of the Republican party like, Sara Palin, Russ Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Hannity as the repersenters of the party. You can forget it. Honestly, Colin Powell said it best "hate must not be embraced."
Thursday, January 15, 2009
For 48 hours they pumped large doses of steroids into her body to help the baby's lungs develop. Then they delivered baby Aya Jayne by cesarean section. At 26 weeks, she weighed just 2lb 11/2oz. The tiny infant was placed on her mother's shoulder for a moment before being handed to her father, Mahmoud Soliman.
Aya - her name is a word from the Koran meaning miracle - is now doing well in hospital while 29-year-old Mr Soliman struggles to cope with the misery of suddenly losing his wife and the joy of becoming a father.
'It was Jayne's one true wish to be a mum - and she would have been a great mum,' he said at the couple's home in Bracknell, Berkshire. Mrs Soliman, formerly Jayne Campbell, was British Free Skating champion in 1989, the same year she was rated seventh in the world.
She went on to become a figure-skating teacher and had a spell in Abu Dhabi, where she met her Egyptian-born husband-to-be. Law graduate Mr Soliman said that when they met it was 'love at first sight' despite her worries over their age difference. She converted to Islam before their wedding. Upon their arrival in Britain Mr Soliman began studying for a business masters degree. Mrs Soliman had been healthy throughout her pregnancy, and continued working as a coach at Bracknell Skating Club. She was on the ice last Wednesday before she suddenly collapsed in her bedroom after complaining of a headache. She was flown by air ambulance to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford but hours later, in the early evening, was declared brain dead.
Doctors told devastated Mr Soliman that an aggressive tumour had rapidly developed in her brain in just a few weeks - and had suddenly ruptured a major blood vessel.
But although she had suffered brain death, her heart could still be kept pumping on a life-support machine, and the doctors were hopeful her daughter could be born.
A mother's body remains the best incubator for a baby, even if she is brain-dead, but it is still wise for birth to be carried out as soon as the fetus is considered viable because infections can develop and spread to the baby. He wept as he recalled his wife's final hours. 'The doctors told me there was nothing they could do for Jayne but they needed her to stay strong for 48 hours to help our unborn child. 'Her heart kept beating strongly for 48 hours and her body never gave up.'
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
It's more about him accusing filmmaker Michael Moore of inaccuracy "when the truth was that on every one of the allegedly fudged facts, Moore was actually right and CNN was wrong." Gupta and CNN would later acknowledge making a mistake and apologize on air. Others have questioned whether he is the right conduit for Obama's health care agenda, and whether or not he has ethical conflicts of interest stemming from the corporate sponsors of his show.
He's a medical doctor. And he clearly knows what the issues are since he is on the front lines with daily news deadlines which also means he can communicate and hustle......probably all qualities that will serve him well as Surgeon General. I think it is quite fine that the choice is not a government official. It is kind of refreshing, actually. Especially when you consider government officials came up with a "donut hole" for medication coverage for seniors. That program would never had sold in the private sector. CNN's Dr. Gupta is known for promoting a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise for longterm health.
That was a statement made by singer Angie Stone during the summer of 2008. Ms. Stone caught alot of heat for her statement(some say the problem was her attitude and music)but too her it was her skin tone. I don't no any thing about the music business but I do know about life. If you grew up were people address you by your skin tone rather than your name you might understand Ms. Stone better. What if everyday of your early life people call you names like blackie, tar baby ,or black gal? You might be able to relate to Ms. Stone with a must clearer understanding. My 1st cousin who skin tone is about the same as Ms.Stone,can easily understand. Talking about catching hell growing up she caught it. She develop and attitude too and I understand why. I beleive if interviewed today Ms.Stone might have a different out look.
Any way too,see 1st lady Michelle Obama with her dark skin tone is another reason so many dark skin women have fallen in love with her. She represent them in a way. She doesn't look like every other black woman in the media. When I see Michelle Obama on the cover of magazines and on TV shows, I think, wow, look at her and her dark skin. And I don’t mean any disrespect to my sisters who are light, brown or blue black , but gee, it’s nice to see a dark skinned sister get some attention and for her to be called beautiful by the world that is wonderful.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
(I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any other gods
2. Don't be makin no hood ornaments
and charms outta me, or like me.
( Thou shalt not! have any graven images)
3. Don't be callin' me for no reason
(Thou shalt not use the name of the Lord thy God in vain)
4. Y'all betta be in church on Sunday
and not just the Sundays when
it's Mother's day, Easter
(Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy
5. Don't dis or cuss out yo momma...
and if you know who ya daddy
is, don't dis him neither.
(Honor thy father and thy mother)
6.Don't be goin' on no drive bys.
(Thou shalt not kill)
7. Stick to ya own Boo.
(Thou shalt not commit adultery)
8. Don't be borrow'n stuff and
don't give it back.
(Thou shalt not steal)
9. Don't be snitchin' on the brotha'
man to save your behind.
(Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy brother)
10. Don't be eyein' (skeeming) yo
homie's crib, ride, woman,
(Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs to thy brother).
Saturday, January 10, 2009
But the traditional African-American grandmothers role has change alot through the years. For many different reasons culture, HIV/AIDS, street violence and drug addiction. To most of our grandmothers today it's a burden and it's beginning to show. The traditional grandmother role is coming to an end. I remember going to visit my granny every Sunday after church. My grandmother role was not my caregiver she was my granny. Her house is were you got to spend the night and get some granny love. This role for many African-American grandmothers has move from the giver of love to caregiver and provider of social and emotional support.
The single parent home, is adding to the end of the traditional grandmother role. In my opinion a grandmother is the life support system that every working mother needs and they are reliable. My grandmother raise 2 of my cousins because their mother died when they were babies. Grandmothers today suffer more stress and health issues because of more and more dependence on them. Some grandmothers are still being mothers to their own children. Today younger grandmothers may not play the traditional role in their family for years down the road. Because of their age, employment and an active social life which could keep them from being the traditional grandmother that many children need. So, I think Malia and Sasha has gotten a great deal an old fashion grand mother.