Conversations With Our Lord God Part 2 Jehovah’s Ministry

God (Jehovah) speaks now to Job after hearing the many addresses of Job’s three friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar and listening to a new friend, Elihu who speaks on behalf of GOD.  “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind. He said, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? (In other words, you’re saying things and you really don’t have the knowledge to speak on it; therefore you darken counsel and can speak only words; but look at my ministry of what I do and have done). “Now gird up your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and

A Lesson In Adulting: The Kevin de León Conundrum

When I was told that Councilmember Kevin de León was involved with the square dedication for Willis O. Tyler, the Black attorney who won the landmark case that made adding racial covenants to block Black people from living in white neighborhoods in California illegal, the irony wasn’t lost on me.

Us In the Interest of Our People: Centering the Many Seasons of Our Struggle 

As we of Us close out the month of our reflective commemoration and significant celebration of 58 years and 232 seasons of our culturally grounded and love-driven struggle together with and for our people, it is useful to discuss some of our key concepts and central motivations. Clearly, the name, concept and practice of being Us is central to how we understand and assert ourselves in the world.  

Time to Fall Into the Next Season 

This past Saturday, we ushered in a new season.  We said goodbye to Summer and welcomed the freshness of Fall.  Globally, we have experienced so many changes and challenges with the weather that most of us believe there is such a thing as climate change.  The erratic weather pattern makes it impossible to judge the seasons primarily on how hot or cold it is.  

A Ram in the Bush and A Negro in the Cut

I know you’re wondering what I’m talking about.  I’m talking about Joseph Abiodun Ladapo.  Ladapo is the Surgeon General of Florida and Governor Ronald Dion DeSantis’ handpicked negro.  

The Art of Living Successfully  

There seems to be a system or a way to do everything these days.  I have always appreciated lists, systems, and developing an order in which to do things.  If we want to be successful and to live successfully, we must be intentional and consistent.

The Ethics and Issues of Black Power: Achieving Self-Determination, Self-Respect and Self-Defense 

In the sacred memory and honor of the awesome martyrdom, lessons and legacy of Nana Haji Malcom X and out of the ashes and still smoldering fires of the Watts Revolt, we of Us stood up and stepped forward to continue and expand the struggle, keep the faith, hold the line and join in rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement in its Black Power phase, defiantly succeeding its Civil Rights Movement phase. 

Weed and the Black Community: What’s Really Going On?  

It was 5:30 am and I was taking my morning walk.  As I got to the corner and was waiting for the light to change so I could safely cross the street, a car making a right turn with its windows down, bumping rap music — loud as hell and the smell of weed lit up the whole corner!

The Significance of Patriot Week 

Patriot Week renews America’s spirit by deepening the appreciation of the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. 

What Is Really Important 

I recently celebrated my sixty-second birthday.  I am rather proud to be 62 when so many people do not want to discuss their age. I do not know why we are so hesitant to share our age when it is a badge of honor.  

Confronting Diabetes and Lupus During High Temperatures 

July 2023 broke worldwide records as the hottest month ever recorded. Current predictions indicate that the heatwaves will be hotter and longer through the upcoming fall season. Ensuring the safety of vulnerable populations is an urgent matter for the State.