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Down To Earth With Harriet Cammock

Down To Earth With Harriet Cammock

By Harriet Cammock
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Let God Arise
Psalm 68 teaches us that when God arises, all of our problems—and our enemies—scatter to the wind. It makes no sense that we worry or be anxious, because God rises to each and every occasion, delivering us from the hand of the wicked.
October 02, 2022
The Lord’s Day
A day unto us is a thousand years unto the Lord. Let us rejoice each and every day that we are blessed with, and let us use each day to glorify the Lord with our works.
September 25, 2022
The Light of Life
The Son of God is also the Sun of our lives, and His light shines through even in our darkest moments.
September 18, 2022
The Provider
Philippians chapter 4 teaches us to worry or want for nothing because God always provides.
September 11, 2022
I Am Delivered From the Strongman
Much of what we’re fighting are strongholds, enemies far more powerful than we can imagine. And that is why we exercise our faith in God to help us overcome the strongholds of anxiety, stress, and lack.
August 28, 2022
Irresponsible Shepherds
God placed the responsibility of guidance and care on the shepherds. It is the shepherd whom the community looks to for counseling, advice, and spiritual leadership. But the shepherds of today have neglected their duties. As a result, the flock is lost. God is now holding the shepherds responsible.
August 21, 2022
Not By Works
It’s so easy giving ourselves credit for all the good things that happen to us. But we must remember that our blessings come not by our own works, but by God’s mighty hand.
August 14, 2022
Walk In The Light
1 John 7–9 instructs us to walk in the light of hope and promise at all times, no matter how dire the circumstances.
August 07, 2022
We Need A Course Correction
There are tools the Spirit gives us to make right the wrongs of the world.
July 31, 2022
Alpha and Omega
Worrying about current circumstances does nothing for our mental health. The Bible teaches us that God already knows our beginning from our end.
July 24, 2022
Grace Is The Difference
The book of Romans instructs us to remain graceful in times of stress, worry, and uncertainty.
July 17, 2022
Your Best Days Are Ahead
Economic downturn, war, global upheaval, and financial uncertainty surround us each and every day. We must look to the future while remembering that our best days are in front of us.
July 10, 2022
What Weapon?
When the enemy reads its ugly head, we would do well to remember that no weapon—no matter how fearsome it looks—formed against us can prosper.
June 26, 2022
In times of uncertainty and lack, we pray that we receive God’s blessings—and protections—to carry us through.
June 19, 2022
The Book of Psalms teaches us that God has the power to deliver us from the hands of the wicked. Whatever “wickedness” is afflicting you, know that God’s grace is strong enough to deliver you from your circumstances.
June 12, 2022
We Are Covered
When life’s challenges threaten to overwhelm us, it’s very easy to slip into despair and hopelessness. But we must remember that at all times, we are covered—and protected—by the love of God.
June 05, 2022
The “I Am” Sent Me
When haters ask you where you get the nerve to dream big, tell them the Almighty “I Am”—the creator of Heaven and Earth—sent you, and that no enemy can stop you.
May 29, 2022
Wait For It
We expect God to work miracles in the blink of an eye. But sometimes, we have to wait for the appointed time for our deliverance to come.
May 22, 2022
Who is your Rock
Sometimes we all need a sure place, a place of safety a rock while we turn to in times of need.
May 15, 2022
Hope: It’s All We Need
What do you turn to when going through adversity? The Bible teaches us that sometimes, hope is all we need to carry us through difficult times of uncertainty.
May 01, 2022
Down To Earth: Show Us Your Power
There are some life situations that leave us feeling powerless—the loss of a job, the end of a marriage, the death of a loved one. In these difficult times, we need God’s power to tide us over, and to carry us through.
April 24, 2022
Break the Yoke
What is a yoke? Anything that burdens you. It could be the problems of everyday life, marriage, career, jobs, family life. Sometimes we need to unburden ourselves and what better way to do it than to pray knowing that God will take care of us.
April 18, 2022
The Woman at The Well
The famous story of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well teaches us that women at all levels—and from all cultural and economic backgrounds—are worthy of respect, empowerment, and kindness.
April 10, 2022
Don’t Be A Martha
The biblical comparisons of two sisters at the intersection of their lives. What does it mean for you?
April 06, 2022
What Is Abundant Life
You have to hear this! Harriet completely tore it up by explaining what the undershrpherds didn’t do and how we ended up where we are today. We pray for our friends in Ukraine and for people around our world who are in areas of conflict, for journalists in war zones, we pray healing for those who need healing and miracles. Peace
March 20, 2022
Come As You Are
Life comes with issues. Here’s how to unpack them
March 13, 2022
Don’t Plant Your Dreams Among Thorns
In this parable of the sower, Harriet expounds on knowing where and whom to share your dreams with
March 06, 2022
She Gave Her All
The woman was a widow and poor and gave her two Pennie’s, representing all she had. God is watching how much we give, doe we give as much as we could. Helping others is a form of offering to God. Giving here is not just offering to churches. Helping poor families and advocating for the release of prisoners is also a form of giving.
February 27, 2022
The Woman and the Oil
The story in Mark 14 centers around a woman who poured a flask of oil on Jesus’ head. The Religious Establishment went nuts in trying to determine who was more valuable? The oil or Jesus? Mark 14:3-9
February 20, 2022
The Ten Virgins
Jesus spoke to a group of people using the story of the ten virgins to highlight preparedness and readiness.Harriet draws similarities between then and now.
February 13, 2022
The Issue of Blood
From generation to generation the issue of blood is what binds our humanity.
February 06, 2022
Let Us Pray
Wars, not rumors on the horizon, when we look at our world today, there is a lot to pray for. Maybe all your needs are answered, well pray against war and pray for someone else. Whatever the situation, let us pray. Harriet used Luke 11; 1-4 NKJV as the Scripture.
January 30, 2022
Everywhere Is War
In exploring violence against women and looking for a Biblical text which demonstrates the Divine’s answer, Harriet talked about what would happen to women and children of Russia invades the Ukraine.
January 23, 2022
The Widow and the Judge
Harriet explores the power dynamics and how the persistence of the widow made the judge change his mind
January 16, 2022
The Covenant
Harriet explores factors in a covenant relationship
January 14, 2022
The Shepherd
A message for all shepherds, leaders of industry, religious and secular. Jeremiah 23-16-40, NKJV
January 02, 2022
The Government is His
A message as we head into the New Year. Merry Christmas from us at Down To Earth. Isaiah 9:6
December 19, 2021
Stand Still
Sometimes when you have done all you can, stand still. Listen to this
December 12, 2021
All Things
When you need encouragement
December 05, 2021
The Line in the Sand
Jesus drew a line in the sand when a group of men accused a woman of committing adultery.. John 8: 1-11
November 21, 2021
The Liberation of Women
What was jesus’ relationship with women? Harriet uses Luke 7:36-50 to provide an answer.
November 14, 2021
Blessed And Highly Favored
The epidemic of violence against women prompted Harriet to speak out on this topic and to empower women using the Scriptures , for reference the scripture verse used; Luke 1:26-28, NKJV.
November 07, 2021
Saved From The Plague
Exodus 15:26
October 31, 2021
Your Enemy Is In Your Hand
This week’s message is part of a series - The Names of God. In this episode Harriet explores El Elyon- The Lord Most High who delivers and is as defender of those who He loves. See Genesis 14:10
October 26, 2021
You Dug A Pit For Me, But God Saved Me
When you need to know you are vindicated seek Psalms 7;
October 17, 2021
The Ram in the Bush
Harriet explores the concept of faith as told by the story in Genesis 22:1-14
October 10, 2021
The Names of God
What are the Names of God as found in Scriptures and what do they mean? Are they applicable to be used today?
October 10, 2021
Set The Captive Free
The recent images of Haitian Immigrants being whipped by men on horseback is riveting and inhumane. How can we regain our humanity in the face of this?
September 26, 2021
I Made It Through
Harriet talks about the experiences of life
September 19, 2021
His Word Heals
An exploration of Psalm 107:20
September 12, 2021
“”Speak Over Yourself”
Sometimes you when need to encourage yourself. When you can’t find anyone to encourage you, use these eternal words from the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 10:13.
August 29, 2021
My cup Runs Over
The words of Psalm 23 are eternally uplifting and motivating. In this episode Harriet focuses on verse 5-6
August 22, 2021
What You See Is Temporary
Don’t focus on the situation in front of you while you focus on it you can’t see the solution. Focus on the unseen, look for the solution by focusing outwards
August 15, 2021
You’re The Lifter of My Head
Harriet used the Scriptures to encourage you
August 01, 2021
Not By Might
The prophet Zechariah went to the Lord on behalf of Zerubbabel, the ruler of Judah. The answer he received is found in chapter 4 of Zechariah, verse 6
July 25, 2021
You Made A Way
When our backs were against the wall, God made a way somehow.
July 18, 2021
There Is A River
Harriet was inspired by the words of Psalm 46:4- There Is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God—
July 11, 2021
A Change Is Coming
Harriet expounds on what world events mean Isiah 43:18-19
July 04, 2021
Call On Me
The Scripture in Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV) says “Call To Me and I will answer you” Harriet shares her story of calling on the Lord and how he delivered her
June 27, 2021
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Wherever you find yourself, bloom!
June 20, 2021
“It Is Established”
The words that we speak are powerful. Listen as Harriet discusses how to ensure that we speak the desired outcomes about our lives, our health and our prosperity
June 13, 2021
The Proud
Harriet expands on the difference between confidence and arrogance.
June 06, 2021
What Do You Believe?
On today’s episode, Harriet asks listeners to question what they believe about their stories, about their lives, and about themselves.
May 30, 2021
“I Will Repay”
Harriet talks about Joel 2:25, where God tells His people that He will repay all that was taken from you, and return to you all the years, the blessings, and the joy that was taken from you.
May 23, 2021
I Had An Issue
Harriet explores what dealing with issues
May 16, 2021
Your Pain Has A Purpose
Harriet discusses the pain that leads to our purpose.
May 09, 2021
The Power of A Dream
Habbakuk 2:2-4 tells us to write the vision and make it plain to all who can see. But what do we do when our visions & dreams don’t line up with our reality?
April 25, 2021
What are your lampposts?
In this segment Harriet discusses the evidence of your faith.
April 18, 2021
What Is Your Prison
Sometimes our choices and decisions cause us to be imprisoned. Prison is not always defined as a place where the government has control over you, but a place in your mind, or choices we have made.
April 04, 2021
The Rise of Asian-American Hate
Discusses the Atlanta spa shooting
March 21, 2021
The Re-Emergence of Voter Suppression in the South
It’s like #JimCrow laws all over again as Republican legislatures seek to enact voter suppression initiatives against Black and Brown people. Meanwhile China has amassed the 2nd largest Navy Fleet in the world. Do with that as you will
March 07, 2021
It’s Working For My Good
Romans 8:27 (NKJV) says all things work together four good (paraphrased). Comforting words in times of trial, when nothing seems to be working, when the thing you need the most, is not happening. Public policies fail, politicians fail to deliver on accountability and promises. You are left bereft and reeling from disasters, economic and natural. Take comfort in this Scripture.
February 28, 2021
White Supremacist Politics Are (Clearly) Failing Texas Residents
Texas is recovering from the snowstorm that caused the state’s power grid to collapse and left millions without electricity during freezing weather. For days, millions of Texans lived without power, sufficient warmth, accessible roads or empathy from certain elected officials. While millions of residents starved, froze and went hungry, their elected officials flew to Cancun and Florida to soak up the sun. With one of the hallmark tenets of Republicanism being ‘ pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ it is no wonder that politicians-White, wealthy, male- left their constituents to fend for themselves. Is this ‘every man for himself’ era of politicking truly working for the American people?
February 21, 2021
The Acquittal of Donald TrumpAnd the Truth About What Happened on Jan. 6
The Republican Party has become the party of the far far right, given to extremism. Conspiracy theories abound and fomented by the former President, that fueled a riot at The Capitol on Jan. 6. What are they afraid of about that day that if Americans learn the truth, would jeopardize their chances in #2022 and #2024?
February 14, 2021
The Qanon Conspiracy & The GOP
The Qanon conspiracy has at it’s base a theory that the government is being run by satanists and sex traffickers and that Donald Trump, ( No kidding) is the man who who can save the country from this. Many of their followers played a prominent role in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, incited by Donald Trump.
February 07, 2021
Are We In A Civil War: America At A Crossroads
A failed President in an attempt to overturn an election, incited a mob to run up on elected representatives while the legislature was in session. This action whether he thought it through or not, brought America to civil war, not fought with guns, but a war nonetheless of ideas and ideals, on how we govern, how we rule each other, how we distribute the wealth of the country and how we vote. America at a crossroads. Do we continue to be the shining city on a hill, or do we devolve into our baser instincts of racism and racial inequality.
January 31, 2021
Why It Is Important to Impeach Donald Trump. Again
America is a Republic. She needs to be protected from radical seditious Americans. The impeachment serves to be a deterrent to the next populous leader who wants absolute power.
January 24, 2021
How the Republican Party is Responsible for the January 6th Riots
The Republican Party whose leader is Donald Trump, incited a riot on the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6th, 2021. Trump who lost the November 3, 2020 general elections refused to accept the results and mounted challenges in battleground states at every judicial level. Through social media he radicalized fringe elements of the Republican Party and invited them to Washington to fight on his behalf, to have the election results decertified. All the while the Republican establishment was radio silent as trump dangerously incited a riot. Terroists stormed the Capitol, calling for ‘Hang Mike Pence’ to vice-President Mike Pence, trump’s second-in-command, stormed the offices of Speaker Pelosi, rummaging through the hallowed halls of Congress, armed to the teeth, with every weaponry lobbied for by the National Rifle Association (NRA) screaming for members of Congress. The Republican Party decimated the sanctity of the halls of Congress and invited rioters to storm it. Own it.
January 18, 2021
What Will Happen in the Next 72 Hours
The Capitol under siege, State Capitals threatened, amid the inauguration of the 46th President.
January 17, 2021
Capitol Protests, Domestic Terroists Simulating George Floyd Protests
Wednesday January 6,202, will go down in Infamy. It was the day trump supporters who had just left a rally organized by trump and his allies, incited a mob to stage a hostile take-over of the U. S. Capitol in Washington, DC. From all accounts this was an insurrection and a coup. All 435 members of Congress and 100 Senators, including the vice-president, a trump loyalist, were inside. Was this mob trying to simulate the George Floyd protests? What was their agenda? Did they have a civil rights grievance or did they just feel left out, because after all they are white, they were not shot at, beaten or rubber bullet pelleted. From all indications, barriers were removed, police took selfies with them while they robbed and pillaged the bastion of American democracy.
January 10, 2021
Happy New Year-2021-Means 2020 Won
The year 2020 has gone down in history as one of the worst years in civilization. What can we expect of 2021? Does it mean that 2020 was a dress rehearsal or that 2020 won?
January 03, 2021
Employers Can Bar Unvaccinated Employees from returning to Work
In the age of the coronavirus, questions surrounding the safety of returning to office spaces abound. Under new ruling by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the EEOC, employers are entitled and required to ensure safe workspaces.
December 22, 2020
Stimulus Checks For $600-And We’re Supposed to Be Thankful?
U.S. Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a $900B package to provide the first new aid in months to an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate’s top Republican and Democrats said on Sunday, but it remained unclear when Congress would vote to seal the deal. After living in a global pandemic for almost a whole year, people have been evicted, experienced job loss, unspeakable mourning, and the like. Now we are supposed to be grateful to our elected leaders for providing starving constituents a paltry $600 while said politicians earn $130,000 per year.
December 21, 2020
Greed & Incompetence Prevented N95 Masks Fromm Getting To Americans while People Died
The coronavirus pandemic had unleashed a bonanza for untested contractors riding a wave of unprecedented demand and scarcity of everything from hand sanitizers to ICU beds. So far the administration of Donald Trump has ah fed out at least $5.1 billion in no-bid contracts to address pandemic, federal data purchasing shows. The VA , far more than any agency appeared to be awarding contracts to little-known vendors in search of Poe.
December 17, 2020
Segregated On Purpose: America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing
Westport, Connecticut is one example of a wealthy suburb that has surrounded itself with invisible walls to block access to affordable housing. The otherwise politically liberal date has kept its low-income housing concentrated in poor cities, an imbalance that hasn’t budged in thirty years. Zoning boards rely on regulations often containing coded, racist language to block the construction of privately developed duplexes and apartment building within their borders. The impact is most felt by Black and Brown residents of Connecticut, who live in some of the nation’s most segregated neighborhoods.
December 15, 2020
Obituaries of Coronavirus Victims Provide Stern Warnings on Mask-Wearing
In past decades, families who have often declined to write an obituary how their relative died when there was stigma attached to the cause of death-AIDS, opioid overdose, or suicide for example. But as the public becomes more aware of mental illness, drug addiction, infectious disease, obituaries now give way to candor. Such is the case for deaths resulting from coronavirus. Families and friends write in the terrifying final days of their loved ones, while urging people to take social distancing and mask-wearing seriously. Will this candor of mourning loved ones lead people to listen and obey covid-19 mandates
December 15, 2020
The Storming of The Bastille and it’s Relevance Today
What message Does the historical date of 14 July 1789, Paris France hold for us today? A group of angry people, angry at the establishment, seething with resentment, attacked a state prison on the outskirts of Paris. The thing is the people were not attacking to set the seven prisoners free, the people wanted access to the bullets and ammunition stored inside the prison. Sounds familiar? People want access to power over their own lives, what will stop them from storming any city or legislature or governmental authority in an effort to reclaim their ‘mob’ power
December 13, 2020
MasterCard and Visa Have Stopped Allowing Usage of their cards at PornHub
In a stunning rebuke,MasterCard and Visa have stopped allowing usage of their financial services at PornHub. MasterCard in a statement on Thursday evening said “ confirmed violations of our standards prohibiting unlawful content on their site” which prompted the company to terminate the acceptance of its cards on the site. In a separate statement, Visa said “We are instructing the financial institutions who serve MindGeek to suspend processing of payments through the Visa network” pending the completion of its investigation. About darned Royal time.
December 11, 2020
Visa & MasterCard Are Investigating Their Ties to Pornhub
Visa and MasterCard said they would investigate their financial ties to MindGeek, the parent company of the adult website, PornHub, after The New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof reported that the website included videos of child abuse and non consensual sexual violence.
December 10, 2020
Do Our Imperfections Get in the Way of Our Faith
A study on Christian living and faith. Dismissing the tropes associated with performative preaching.
December 06, 2020
Police in Mississippi Want Access to Your Home Security Footage
The police department in Jackson, Mississippi is facing a sharp rise in homicides and a major budget cut. To combat these issues, city leaders are expanding police surveillance powers to allow residents to send live feeds from popular doorbell security cameras directly to the city’s command center. Citing concerns about privacy violations, civil liberties advocates warn that the technology could lead to increased police scrutiny of people’s everyday-activities and more arrests for low-level offenses.
December 04, 2020
The Art of Bouncing Back with Duncan Kirkwood
Duncan Kirkwood is speaker, U.S. Army veteran, author and all-around empowerment speaker. A husband and father of three, Mr. Kirkwood uses the power of words and a resilient mindset to overcome life’s toughest adversities. From building a spirit of gratitude to letting go of the past and discovering your purpose, Mr. Kirkwood’s tools for leading a fulfilling and successful life are in high-demand and they are just what we need for this holiday season. A proud Alabama Star Alum , Duncan Kirkwood can be found on Facebook, Instagram,YouTube, and Twitter.
December 03, 2020
The Inequalities Surrounding AIDS ( World AIDS Day 2020)
In America 1 in 7 persons aged 13-24 is living with HIV and does not know it. Criminalizing sex workers, people who use drugs and people in same sex relationships does not stop AIDS. We need to take away the inequalities in healthcare and level the playing field so folks in Southern States with high infection rates can have access to testing and treatment. This is a #downtoearth approach to a pandemic.
December 01, 2020
Evictions Cause Coronavirus Deaths
Researchers at CNBC report that allowing to resume (after several jurisdictions lifted the short moratoriums imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic) led to as many as 433,000+ additional cases, and as many as 10,700 Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States between March and September
November 30, 2020
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Thanksgiving 2020
This year, our rituals have changed. Due to the trumpvirus, who has become the uninvited guest at our Thanksgiving table, has caused our annual family gatherings to look a little different. Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁🦃🍽
November 24, 2020
Computers Are Creating Stunningly Real ‘Fake’ People
Computers Are Creating Stunningly Real, Fake People Today, you can buy an image of a fake person online—and use that person’s appearance on real websites. Advances in technology allow artificial intelligence to create fake people. Computers can make these people appear old or young, with any gender or ethnicity of their choosing. These simulated people are popping up all over the internet as masks used by real individuals with nefarious intent.
November 23, 2020
The President, Concession and the Coronavirus
We talked to Marion Jones,an expert in drug abuse recovery who has a message, during this season for anyone struggling with addiction.. The elections are long over. What is left are administrative functions of certifying the results that take place in States’ Board of Canvassers. The president, however is probably the only person in the country who seems to think the results will be overturned as he continues with a flurry of frivolous lawsuits. While he’a trying to keep the national conversation about him, sort of irresponsible and ridiculous for a man his age, the coronavirus rages. More people are on ventilators, hospitals ICU’s are at full capacity, and the death rate is anticipated to get higher. His ignoble presidency is ending the way it started, with media coverage as a grand dame throws another temper tantrum to get attention. The nation collectively so desperately wants to say, ‘Bye, Felicia..
November 12, 2020
Why Are Republicans So Keen on Canceling ObamaCare?
It was a Trump Campaign promise in 2016 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as ObamaCare. Republicans throughout his four year tenure in office had promised that ObamaCare would be repealed. In this lame duck session of Congress and now having packed the SCOTUS with their appointees, Republicans are about to further do themselves in; canceling the Affordable Care Act in the midst of a pandemic. This is political theatre at it’s best.
November 10, 2020
President-Elect Biden Has Already Appointed a Coronavirus Task Force
The U.S. reported it’s 10 millionth case on Sunday, with the latest million added in just 10 days, as most of the country struggled to contain the outbreaks in the third and most widespread wave of infection since the pandemic began. Case reports have soared in the last week, shattering records. The U.S. alone accounts for about one-fifth of reported coronavirus cases in the world.
November 09, 2020
Let There be Peace
By now,we are all aware that the elections are over and the voice of the people have spoken. President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect, Sen. Kamala Harris have won the necessary electoral college votes to propel them into the White House. The sitting President’s refusal to accept the Will of the people is problematic. His neophytes and surrogates are busy planning and strategizing to disrupt normal life for all Americans.
November 08, 2020
Why Do People of Color Vote Against Their Self-Intereat
It ceases to amaze: immigrants and in particular, immigrants of color, consistently vote Republican, despite the Republican Party being anti-immigrant, racist, and prejudiced to those very same individuals.
November 06, 2020
Biden’s Michigan Win Comes As a Shock in Macomb County. A Trump Stronghold
With Biden’s narrow win in Michigan, many are looking to Wayne County, the Blackest county in America, for delivering the Midwestern state to the Democrats. Residents of Macomb County, a county outside of Detroit that is the third largest county in Michigan, found themselves in shock as Wayne County turned the entire state from Red to Blue.
November 05, 2020
Today, We The People Decide On Our Democracy
In today’s final showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, our country decides history- and chooses whether Black, Brown, poor, and immigrant people will live and have access to healthcare, a living wage, and affordable housing
November 03, 2020
Voter Suppression Has Been Going On For A ‘Very’ Long Time
With videos circulating all over social media of MAGA supporters using their cars to run potential Democratic voters off the road-and police nowhere to be found-research is showing that in 6 of the previous 7 elections, Democrats have won the popular vote. So how have Republicans managed to maintain their grip on political power? The answer is alarmingly simple: Voter Suppression. Concerted public policy geared towards restricting access to the polls during each and every election. How can Democrats and Democratic electors work to abolish the electoral college, thereby eradicating voter suppression?
November 02, 2020
Change -Here We Go Again
We have been in the grip of a nightmare called a pandemic for several months. As 2020 draws to a close, we are seeing lockdowns, first experienced when the pandemic began in March and now at the end of the year, here we go again. America is on the brink of change. After a Summer of strife and marches and protests against racial i justice, the change will not just take place with the elections, but the ensuing months afterwards.
November 01, 2020
Watch Whiteness Work Part II:Jerry Falwell, Jr is Suing the University That Fired Him
Jerry Falwell, Jr has sued liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals. The lawsuit filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court on Wednesday includes claims of defamation, and breach of contract. It alleges that Liberty officials accepted what Falwell says are false claims about his involvement in an extramarital affair between his wife and a business partner of the couple’s and ‘moved quickly’ to destroy his reputation.
October 30, 2020
The Language of Racism-And How The Oppressed Side With The Oppressor
With the recent revelation that Ice Cube-rapper,actor,and African-American icon is ‘working with’ Jared Kushner on a ‘Platinum Plan’ to supposedly enrich the Black community, many are calling into question the legitimacy of Ice Cube’s intentions. As a former rapper whose songs often decried White politics, now Ice Cube finds himself allying with- and legitimizing- the ‘rugged individualism’ narrative parroted by the wealthy white elite.
October 29, 2020
Your Rights to a Safe Abortion Are Now Up in The Air
With Amy Coney Barrett now a United States Supreme Court Justice, women across the country are in jeopardy of losing access to safe, legal abortions. Conservatives are of the mistaken belief that banning abortions mean that abortion procedures will cease everywhere. What folks fail to understand is that legalized abortion means that abortion procedures are safe, and that they follow prescribed medical guidelines to keep those who undertake the procedures safe. Amy Barrett and the majority Conservative Supreme Court are now threatening to rip those safeguards away.
October 27, 2020
Watch Whiteness Work: Amy Coney Barrett is Set To Be A Supreme Court Justice
Being white in America means being the least qualified person in the room but having the most prestigious-and most senior position. Positions that Blacks and people of color have to be routinely over- qualified and supremely educated for. Ms. Barrett has only two years experience in private practice, has never tried a case nor argued an appeal, and only became a judge for the first time in 2017. A Black woman or a woman of color in Ma. Barrett’s position would have to have twice the qualifications just to secure a position of senior partner at large law firm. Aside from the implications of what a majority Conservative Supreme Court means for working class and Black people in America, what else does Ms. Barrett’s astrominical rise to the most powerful court on the planet mean for advancing the goals and agenda of white supremacy.
October 26, 2020
Is it a Conservative Value to Suppress the Rights of People
Today, people are self-governed. That means we elect or choose our leaders. In Biblical times, God appointed leaders by speaking through Prophets and directing them to whom to appoint. God doesn’t speak through prophets today to dictate the choice of leaders. People choose their leaders. Is it a right to choose our leaders? Who declared conservativeness as a human value that is better than any other? And that that said value is ordained and sanctioned by God? The values of faith, family, love of country and worship of God are human values, not confined to conservatism. Using conservativeness to suppress people’s rights to abortion, and choosing a partner is the suppression of human rights. Just like using conservativeness to defend voter suppression is the suppression of people’s rights to choose a leader. God has nothing to do with that.
October 25, 2020
What if You Win?
It’s twelve days to the November 2020 elections and our nerves are fraught with so many plays on how the election could turn out. What if Trump is re-elected? What if Biden wins? What will it mean for Black Americans and racial violence if white supremacy gains ground in the white house. So many ways that this could play out it’s nerve-wracking but what about our own lives and our what if scenarios? Are we playing to win?
October 22, 2020
How To Survive The Next 10 Days And Do Halloween!! -#MondayMotivation
Halloween 2020. What’s that going to be like? In this episode we talk about how to survive the next 10 days and do Halloween, 2020 style. I plan to be #WonderWoman and I think we should all hit up online stores and get our costumes and do Zoom parties trick or treating for whatever the hell these militias are planning. Let’s show them how to have fun, right? Before the elections, lol I don’t know about you, I need a break from the 24 hour news cycles of doom and gloom, geesh
October 19, 2020
Chaos: What Happens After The Elections
With less than twenty days to go to the November elections, a covid19 positive president is holding rallies that from an outsider’s perspective seem like political suicide; the Michigan Governor who is under attack from domestic terroists and, and a president who continues to fan the flames of domestic terroism with his political rhetoric, endangering the life of the Governor, those around her, and all of us. It seems the President has abdicated the office of the presidency and is living in an alternate reality; like a reality show, where everything works out at the end of sixty minutes. Real life,however is different, no wonder we have chaos.
October 18, 2020
Smoke: A Film about a Black man who Killed his Children and tortured his Wife
My guest this morning is Atlanta Film- maker Mackleen Desravines (@yonimackie) on twitter, whose film “Smoke” is currently available on Amazon Prime. The film explores the trial of a Detroit-area man who had killed his pregnant girlfriend, served time in jail was released, married and killed his young children with his new wife. The film maker details why she chose this story.
October 16, 2020
7 Ways To Cope With Depression Without Medication
What an amazing year 2020 has been. So many of us find ourselves fighting depression. How can we get pass this? In this podcast learn of the 7 ways Harriet uses to cope with depression. It’s going to be allright!
October 15, 2020
Forced Sterilization Policies in the U.S. Lasted into the 20th Century
Forced sterilization policies targeted minorities and those with disabilities and was widely accepted well into the 20th century. A 1907 Indiana Law informed the Nazi 1933 Third Reich Law on Eugenics. In North Carolina, a state that had the 3rd highest rates of sterilization- 7,600 people from 1929-1973. Eugenics, a term coined by Francis Galton in 1883, applied ides of biology and genetics to human reproduction. Ouch....
October 13, 2020
Black Homeowners Pay more in Mortgage rates than whites.
A recent study by MIT confirmed what we have always known; that systemic and structured racism exist, even in how much we pay for our mortgages. Black homeowners pay more in mortgage insurance and property taxes than whites do. The result is Blacks have less savings and wealth accumulation than whites
October 12, 2020
The Prophet Daniel Has A Word for Leaders Today
‘You have been tried and found wanting’. Daniel was an Old Testament Prophet. The King, had a dream in which he saw a hand writing words on a wall. Daniel interpreted the dream and the prophecy was fulfilled. Daniel 5:17-30
October 11, 2020
A White Supremacist Plot to Kidnap the Governor of Michigan- Failed
Storming the Capitol. Instigate a civil war. Abducting a sitting governor ahead of a presidential election. Those were among the plots described by federal and state officials in Michigan on Thursday as they announced terroism, conspiracy and weapons charges against 13 men. At least six of them, officials said,had hatched a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who has been a focal point of anti- government views.
October 09, 2020
Another Case of Blackfishing: A white male Professor in NH posed as a woman of color on twitter
A white male professor from the University of New Hampshire has been booted from the classroom for posing as a ‘woman of color’ the latest in a growing trend of race fakers. Craig Chapman allegedly secretly tweeted under the name The Science Femme and handle @pinney_the to rail against the left, transgender and even people of color to his more than 13,000 followers.
October 08, 2020
Descendants of Last Slave Ship to America Still Live in Alabama
For most Black Americans descended from enslave Africans, there’s no way of tracing back where their ancestors came from. The slave trade ripped families apart, and records from slave ships and plantations often identified enslaved people with multiple or incomplete names. Given this systematic erasure, the story of Clotilda, the last slave ship to reach the U.S., occupies a profoundly unique place in the history of the transatlantic slave trade. Timothy Meaher, a white Southern planter was the owner of the ship who went to Benin, West Africa to bring Africans back to Alabama to be sold and distributed. Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the ship, realizing they could not go back to Africa after the Civil War, asked Meaher for land to start their own property, and created African Town, 3 miles from downtown Mobile, Alabama and told his story to Zora Neale Hurston. Descendants of Timothy Meaher are alive and well today and are worth close to $55M. Their wealth built upon the backs of enslaved people, whom he used a $20,000 loan to buy .
October 06, 2020
The Relentlessness of Black Grief
Grief in this country has always had an equity problem, and 2020 has only amplified the issue, as Black deaths have come in back-to-back blows, from the coronavirus, police brutality, and the natural deaths of those we care about. In June, a Washington Post poll found that 1 in 3 Black Americans knows someone personally who has died of Covid-19. The death rate among Black individuals is up to 10 times higher than among white individuals. We’ve lost mothers, fathers, siblings, uncles, aunts, pop-pops, nanas, play cousins, friends, and neighbors as the pandemic ravages our community.
October 05, 2020
The Next 48 Hours
The President has the coronavirus. He and top aides along with members of the Senate, intent on appointing a justice to the Supreme Court took part in an event where it seemed the coronavirus was rampant. The next 48 hours are critical in determining what happens next. Will the President emerge healed from the coronavirus after an experimental was administered or will the virus win?
October 04, 2020
The President Has Coronavirus- What Happens Now?
U.S. President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, the deadly virus has swept the world. With Trump and his followers claiming the the virus is “nothing to be worried about”, where will the country go now that the leader has tested positive for the virus.
October 02, 2020
Why Do We Ask Non-Black People Their Opinions on Racism
Many Americans watching the presidential debate earlier this week remarked at the irony of three, elderly white men debating on the merits of the Black Lives Matter movement- with not one actual Black person in sight.
October 01, 2020
UK Journalist, Denis Campbell joins us to discuss ‘The Cost of Racism-
We were joined this morning by UK journalist, Denis Campbell who shared some perspective on ‘The Cost of Racism’. A new report exposing the high cost of racism in the U.S. show States with the lowest IRS tax audit rates tend to be home to middle income, largely white populations: places like New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. On the other hand, Humphreys County, Mississippi, a rural county populated by mostly impoverished Black American residents, who work as fishers, is the most heavily audited county in the entire country
September 29, 2020
The Cost of Racism Part III: The Truth Behind Those Stately British Mansions
Amid raging debates over how Britain reckons with its imperial past, a new report published by Britain’s National Trust identifies over 93 places that were built, benefitted from, or connected to the spoils of slavery and colonialism. They include Chartwell, Winston Churchhill’s former home in the southeastern county of Kent, Devon’s spectacular Lundy Island, where convicts were used as unpaid labor and Speke Hall, near Liverpool, whose owner, Richard Watt traded rum made by slaves and purchased a slave ship in 1793 that trafficked slaves from Africa to Jamaica. As modern-day contemporaries grapple with the implications of a long history of slavery and colonialism, this reports highlights another blood-soaked form of racism.
September 28, 2020
America is Burning II:
With thirty five days to go to the November general election, America is burning. The impact of the Breonna Taylor verdict, has seen a nation torn apart by a man hell- bent on retaining power, doing everything to stoke the fires of racial unrest. The people are dissatisfied, and are vowing to vote out an unpopular leader, whose program of race-based politics has left America burning; from within, her scars made public for the whole world to see and her reputation tarnished and without the prestige she’s accustomed to. World leaders and people in other countries are probably praying for America right now. Watching as the politics of hate has left this once great nation tarnished and burned, in the dust. Jesus, Take The Wheel
September 27, 2020
More On The Cost of Racism: The Windrush Generation
The Windrush scandal, along with the Black Lives Matter movement have altered the perceptions of the English ‘mother country’ . Windrush refers to the name of the ship that took Caribbean migrants from nation states like Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, Trinidad & Tobago to Britain, from 1948-1971, to ease the shortage of labor after WWII. Britain through a public policy of making the UK a ‘hostile immigration’ environment for illegal immigrants, confused the Windrush generation with being ‘illegal’. Undocumented does mot mean illegal. That’s what the British government found out. But the cost of another white supremacy policy leaves Black people in the dust.
September 25, 2020
The Black Tax
Join us as we talk with Shawn D. Rochester, author of “The Black Tax”, has quantified the cost of racism in the United States: $70 Trillion since the start of slavery. Today, he says, the Black Tax is perpetuates by discrimination- Black people are hired less frequently, paid less, and have less access to wealth-building tools like affordable mortgages.
September 24, 2020
Black Americans Have Lost $70 Trillion Because of Racism
Black Americans face a staggering wealth gap. The most recent statistics show that, in 2016, a typical middle-class white family in the US had $149,703 in accumulated wealth, while a middle-class Black family had only $13,024-meaning Black families have 8.6% of the wealth of white families. According to Shawn Rochester, author of “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black In America”, the cause of this gap can be traced back to slavery.
September 22, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Still Disrupting the Supply Chain
The coronavirus pandemic has brought supply chains to the forefront, whereas previously, many were accustomed to it running in the background of everyday life. But for supply chain leaders, the pandemic has shifted focus from business as usual to crisis management, and planning for more robust supply chains in the future.
September 21, 2020
Stand Firm
The year 2020 will go down in history as one of the most tumultuous years, ever. Political backtracking made the coronavirus a public health threat to Americans, and a debacle for an incumbent president, who otherwise would have won re-election. But, the economic fall-out from the pandemic of the coronavirus has left some Americans, homeless and jobless, widened the wealth gap, systemic racism in healthcare caused the deaths of more Black Americans this year from the coronavirus, in addition to police violence, which made American streets a public display of the march for justice and equality. What do you do? Stand Firm. Stand firmly in what you believe and what you know will happen. Good will overcome evil, systemic racism will be crushed by the power of your vote, and righteousness will return to the land.
September 20, 2020
A Whistleblower Alleges that ICE Detainees are being Forcefully Sterilized
Top Congressional Democrats are calling for a federal investigation after a nurse who worked at an immigration detention center in Georgia filed a whistleblower complaint alleging a lack of medical care and unsafe work practices that facilitated the spread of Covid-19. She also says that immigrant women received questionable hysterectomies, an allegation that lawmakers seized on in statements issued just this week. These shocking accusations come on the heels of America’s long, sordid history of performing forced hysterectomies on minority women.
September 17, 2020
A Gender Reveal Party is to Blame For The 7,000 acre Wildfire in California
More than 500 firefighters are battling the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino, California. More than 3,000 residents of several communities in the area, have been ordered to evacuate as more than 7,000 acres of land, burn. The fire is only five per cent contained. Officials point to the smoke generated by a pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party as the cause of the blaze. Gender reveal parties, held during pregnancy to unveil the sex of the expected child, are sometimes announced by pink or blue smoke fireworks. With thousands of people now facing imminent homelessness, the relevance of these gender reveal parties are now being called into question.
September 15, 2020
Did Jesus Really Have A Wife?
Centuries of Christian tradition are hotly debated as to whether Jesus’ bachelorhood was a reality or fiction. Jesus’ bachelorhood formed the basis for priestly celibacy and His all male apostolic group provides justification for the exclusion of women from church leadership positions. But the so-called ancient papyrus that details jesus’ alleged marriage-a-papryus discovered by a mysterious group of individuals is being called into questions as ‘fake’.
September 14, 2020
America Is Burning 🔥🔥🔥
America is burning. Wildfires on the west coast is a threat to life and property. Racial unrest from coast-to-coast and the government is campaigning instead of addressing climate change that has now become climate crisis,and systemic racism which has given us the Summer of Strife. As we head into Fall, the coronavirus is fast on our heels and is posing a health threat to those on the west coast; inundated with smoke, which makes them more susceptible to lung infections like the coronavirus.
September 13, 2020
Technology is Now Helping Us Catch Child Pornographers
Child Protection System scans file-sharing networks and chat rooms to find computers that are downloading photos and videos depicting the sexual abuse of prepubescent children. The software helps establish the probable cause needed to get a search warrant. The tool helps police focus on the most persistent offenders and offers a way to quickly crack down on an illegal industry that has proved resilient against law enforcement efforts. But some civil liberties experts have raised concerns about the mass surveillance enabled by the technology.
September 11, 2020
Black Doctors Push for Anti-Bias Training in Medicine
“I Can’t Breathe” were George Floyd’s last words. Doctors writing in the New England Journal of Medicine are using those same words as a refrain to lay out how systemic racism has negatively impacted the health of Black Americans and how this is the moment to change it. Black doctors are now calling on health-care systems to take the lead in advocating against police brutality, to diversify their work forces to better reflect their patient population, and to incorporate addressing racial health disparities as part of clinicians’ training.
September 10, 2020
250 Women Have Been Fatally Shot by Police Since 2015
A consistent subset of people fatally shot by police are women. Since 2015, police have fatally shot 250 women. Like Breonna Taylor 89 of them were killed at homes or residences where they sometimes stayed. The names of these women are often not well known as the men, but their deaths raise the same questions about the use of deadly force by police. Although Black women only account for 13 per cent of the female population, they account for 20 per cent of the women shot and killed and 28 per cent of the unarmed deaths.
September 08, 2020
We Need A Fast
With so much going on, protests, systemic racism, Christian leaders caught with their pants down, we are in a unique position. We need a fast, maybe God will see our fast and answer our prayers for solutions to the issues facing us.
September 06, 2020
Rachael Dolezal Part II: The Blackfishing Professor Named Jessica Krug
A Professor of African and Latin American studies who portrayed herself as Black has now revealed she has been lying. Jessica A. Krug, an Associate Professor at George Washington University, has written extensively about Africa, Latin America, the diaspora and identity, all while claiming her own Black and Latina heritage. But in an article published on on Thursday, Krug revealed the truth: She is white.
September 04, 2020
Cases of Missing & Murdered Native-American Women Remain Unsolved
Nearly 60 per cent of the cases of missing and Murdered Native-American women are homicides, and 31 per cent involve girls 18 and younger, according to data analyzed by the Sovereign Bodies Institute. Nearly three-quarters of the cases had victims who were living within the foster care system when they went missing. The vast majority of cases in the U.S. remain unsolved. Advocates point to the lack of comprehensive state and federal data on missing and murdered Native Americans, as well as a general lack of awareness and poor record-keeping as reasons why so many cases go cold. Adverse relationships with non-Native law enforcement agencies only exacerbates the problem, and many worry that Native American persons will continue to suffer from these oversights.
September 03, 2020
The Great Climate Migration Has Come
According to a recent study in the journal Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences,the planet could see a greater temperature increase in the next 50 years than it did in the last 6,000 years combined.. By 2070, scientists predict that the kind of extremely hot zones, like in the Sahara (that now cover less than 1 per cent of the earth’s land surface), could cover nearly a fifth of the land. This shift in temperatures could place one of every three people outside the ‘climate niche’ where humans have thrived for thousands of years. While many people will stay and suffer through the heat, hunger, and ensuing political chaos, others will be forced to migrate.
September 01, 2020
Rising Temperatures in America Are Killing People
A record- breaking 197 people in Maricopa County, Arizona died from heat-related causes in 2019 alone. So far in 2020, the Maricopa County Health Department has confirmed 30 heat-related deaths, while investigating an additional 243. Over the past 30 years, heat has accounted for more fatalities on average than any other weather-related disaster in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. And although these deaths are more likely to occur in desert cities, the warming climate that helps drive them will likely only get worse.
August 31, 2020
What’s Coming?
In an age of uncertainty, after race wars, and the shooting of unarmed protesters, the March on Washington, a Republican convention that looked the haves and the haves not, we find ourselves asking, what’s coming?
August 30, 2020
Another Conservative Christian Pastor Caught With His Pants Down
The Rev. Stricjavvar ‘Strick’ Strickland, of Kalamazoo’s Second Baptist Church, has been charged with 11 felonies connected to alleged incidents spanning from August 1,2015 to August 31,2018, according to a probable cause affidavit filed last week in Kalamazoo District Court. The Rev. Is accused of sexually assaulting four male victims between the ages of 15 and 17 by paying said boys to have sex with his wife while he watched on.
August 27, 2020
Jerry Falwell Jr and The Conundrum of the Closeted Christian Conservative
Giancarlo Granda, a business parameter of Jerry Falwell Jr, aka ‘the poolboy’ has come forward to say he had a years long relationship involving Falwell’s wife and the evangelical leader himself. Jerry Falwell, Jr is a staunch Trump supporter, and, until today, was the President of Liberty University, a private evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Falwell is a staunch critic of gay marriage, and some go as far as calling him a racist bigot in line with his father, Jerry Falwell Snr., who was the Founder of Liberty University. But is this heated controversy really about the tangled sexual relationship between the Falwells and their ‘business partner’? Or is it about the hypocrisy of a conservative President who regularly condemns homosexuality vis-a-vis their support of a President whose administration denies rights to LGBTQ persons while they themselves participate in illicit, homosexual affairs? In this episode, hear a caller talks about his experience in being solicited for sex by a powerful white male to have a ‘mandingo party’ and have sex with his wife while he watches-
August 26, 2020
Jesus, Take The Wheel
There is a lot going on. Political leaders are absent of leadership, homelessness is on the rise across the country as evictions post-pandemic, take effect, no job prospects for many, and we learned this week that the postal service transports live chicks for rural agricultural producers, and have been doing so since 1918. But they want to shutter the postal service. Will Jesus, please take the wheel in America?
August 23, 2020
Will The Equal Rights Amendment Finally Get Added To The Constitution?
The ERA, initially drafted by women’s suffragist, Alice Paul in 1923, was finally approved by a Democratic-led congress in 1972. But the Amendment, which was first written only two years after white women were granted the right to vote, fell just three states shy of being officially added to the Constitution- and millions of Black women, women of color and working class women did not get the protections afforded by the Amendment. Today, the ERA is just one state away from being added to the Constitution. But with the workplace, property, and divorce rights of millions of women in the hands of a Republican-led Senate, will the ERA finally be enshrined in the Constitution once and for all?
August 20, 2020
Black Women Are The Trendsetters and the Haymakers- And We’re Tired
Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. And imitation of Black women’s style is exactly what one sees when they open their Instagram app, or turn on their TV to the latest music video, or flip through a magazine. But being placed on such a high pedestal of admiration is dangerous, because when you deify someone, you strip them of their humanity- and strip yourself of any obligation to respect that person for the human being they are. In this episode of Down To Earth, we will discuss how the so-called ‘appreciation’ of Black Women’s style treads awfully close to ‘appropriation’ of Black Women’s style, and outright dismissal of Black women’s humanity.
August 18, 2020
Racism In The Workplace Is Giving Black Women PTSD
Dr. Monica Williams, an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa who focuses on the impact of racial trauma on people of color, has developed the TSDS or Trauma Symptoms of Discrimination Scale-, a tool for measuring anxiety-related trauma symptoms due to racial discrimination. True enough, people of color, Black women in particular, suffer from traumatization due to ongoing mistreatment in the workplace., including feeling isolated, embarassed and powerless. Fearful that something bad might happen as a result of past discrimination, Black women in the workplace carry past experiences based on racial discrimination to their new jobs- even when their new jobs don’t show any signs of discriminatory behavior.
August 13, 2020
His Truth
These are trying times. The news of the day leave us feeling dispirited and uncertain. But the Lord promises in His Word, that if we look to Him, He will sustain us, despite plagues, disease, economic turndowns, we have to accept that God is in control, despite who seems to be holding the wheel. We take comfort from the Scriptures, that tell us in Psalm 100, that His truth endures to all generations. Times past, and time to come, know that God is in control.
August 09, 2020
Weeping May Endure For A Time: But Joy Cometh
August 2020. Who would have thought that America, would be handling an out-of-control virus, despite having the resources to curb it, and a president and political leadership, seemingly oblivious to the people’s cries. In the midst of a pandemic, that landed on our shores, we find large segments of the American population, jobless and homeless. Thirty four million people set to be evicted as of August1st, 2020. Here enters God, telling us that it is only for a short while and it will bring about a mighty deliverance, just for a while, weeping may endure but know that there will come a turnaround. Lift up your head, O ye Gates! Lift up and look up, God is coming to the aid of the people
August 02, 2020
Unemployment Benefits for Millions of Americans Is About To Run Out
What will people do? Millions of Americans who lost jobs due to the pandemic, now face housing uncertainty as unemployment benefits approved by Congress is about to run out. Some conservative activists think unemployed Americans should not receive benefits at all. Others including elected representatives believe that the $600 weekly benefit included in the Cares Act should be reduced to $200. What will people do as they face housing uncertainty due to joblessness which caused unpaid mortgages, un-paid rent and unpaid utilities.
July 27, 2020
Trust In The Lord
We live in times that demand answers from our leaders. Where there is a deficiency of leadership, we turn to the ultimate One, God. He points us to the Scriptures in Proverbs :3- It exhorts that in times of difficulty, Trust in Him.
July 26, 2020
Police Reform Has An Unlikely Ally-Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies are quietly influencing change in police departments around the country. It’s the way in which police who are authorized by cities, to operate. Police Departments must carry liability insurance, so how does the insurance company influence change? Large payouts from lawsuits result in a loss for the insurer, therefore they send consultants who advise police departments, on how to mitigate violent encounters between themselves and the communities they serve. In the era of Black Lives Matter and calls for police reform, this is mind-blowing.
July 21, 2020
Our nation is caught up in a vortex of politics, pandemics and protests. It seems everything is out of control, a nation on the tipping edge of a cultural revolution. Where is the direction coming from? The Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-6 to “Trust in the Lord” .
July 19, 2020
Climate Change is Impacting Pregnant Black Women
Women exposed to air pollution and high temperatures are more likely to have premature, and low birthweight babies. Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn and African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large, according to sweeping new research examining more than 32 million births in the United States. The research adds to a growing body of evidence that minorities bear a disproportionate share of the danger from pollution and global warming.
July 14, 2020
We Are In A Housing Crisis And We Don’t Even Know It
With unemployment at historic highs and more than 20 million individuals out of work, the country’s housing crisis is only getting worse. In April 2020, 1 in 3 Americans did not pay rent, and, despite moratoriums to protect against evictions, renters are still being evicted. Groundbreaking data suggests that individuals face increased housing hardship such as evictions, delayed rent or mortgage payments, and unexpected utility payments and home repairs during the pandemic. Particularly at high- risk for evictions are Hispanic/Latinx populations, and as always, African-American populations as well. What are our elected leaders doing to curb this crisis?
July 13, 2020
Through The Fire- We Are Walking Through It
Isaiah 43:2 This is an incredible promise for us. No matter what we go through, God Himself says He will be there with us. Even though we will experience hardship, it is important to note that God promises to go through these times with us.
July 12, 2020
Vanessa Guillen, A Young Soldier, Is Dead
Guillen, 20, had been missing since April and was last seen in the parking lot of her barracks at Fort Hood on April 22, according to the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID). Her remains were found June 30,2020. Guillen was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked. Her body was transported from the military installation by her killer, according to details her family learned during a meeting with Army Investigators, Thursday. .
July 07, 2020
There’s a New Strain of Coronavirus in Houston- Ant It’s Deadlier Than Ever
Researchers in Houston say there is growing evidence that a mutated coronavirus strain is more contagious than the original virus in China. New research findings show that the newer strain is more transmissible; a summary of the data suggests that this new strain is far more infectious than the original. With most of the country rushing to reopen, and with most people packing holiday resorts over the holiday weekend, what do these new findings mean for those of us trying to return to normalcy?
July 06, 2020
What Does the 4th of July Mean This Year
For White Americans, the Fourth of July represents freedom in all it’s forma. But for Black Americans, that same holiday means nothing more than a day off from work. Freedom, as White Americans enjoy it, is a notion predicated on the continuous, systemic subjugation of Black Americans at every turn, emotionally, financially, and legally.. What then does this holiday celebrate? And to whom does this freedom apply?
July 01, 2020
All This Talk of Defunding The Police, But What of Violent Crime
The country has been set ablaze with protests against police brutality and racism. Among the voices calling for change, are those that call for police departments across the nation to be defunded, and for city budgets to allocate more funds to education, housing and healthcare.
June 30, 2020
Thw Death Toll From Coronavirus Is Now At Half A Million
Did State governments reopen their states too quickly? The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus has now surpassed over 500,000 or half a million,,cases, with more than 10 million confirmed diagnoses. More than a quarter of those deaths have been in the United States alone. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that the actual figures in many regions are probably 10 times as high as reported. Were our governments too quick to reopen states? Are we now facing higher numbers than ever before because our elected leaders put the value of the economy over the value of human life?
June 30, 2020
Let This Mind Be In You
Your thoughts and your mind possess untold power. Thoughts in line with the Word of God will protect you from the pitfalls of toxic thoughts that lead to sleeplessness, depression, and anxiety.
June 29, 2020
Statues Are Monuments To Oppression
Statues honoring past slave holders and violent colonizers should be torn down-post haste. On it’s face , America is a progressive country centered on ideals such as liberty and freedom for all. But liberty and freedom for whom? Statues around the country have been erected over time honoring people who owned slaves, people who colonized indigenous communities, and those who terrorized people of color throughout the world. Why are these monuments allowed to stand in a country built on the notions of justice and liberty?
June 26, 2020
The Intersection Of Coronavirus & Politics
The protective measures mandates by state governments to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus have quickly turned into heated debate topics between political factions. From refusing to wear a mask in public to demanding states’ ‘reopen’ their economies, many are finding that the mere mention of Covid-19 sparks intense discussions. Will we move past treating a deadly, highly contagious infectious disease as nothing more than a political opinion?
June 25, 2020
Tamir Rice Would Have Been 18 Yrs Old
Tamir Rice, a 12 yr old boy was shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014.
June 23, 2020
Thy Will Be Done
Matt 6:10: God’s Will is unshakeable, unmovable, and irrevocable. Come what may-financial strain, physical abuse, racism, uncertainty, illness-God’s Will shall be done. But how is His Will carried out? By surrendering our will, our desires, and our longings to the Supreme Will of God, we can live a life of peace, serenity, and wholesome fulfillment.
June 21, 2020
Adjusting To Education in The Coronavirus Era With Dr. Roma Benjamin
As a former principal, Dr. Roma Benjamin completely understand the struggle parents are facing with remote learning consuming the educational world thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Benjamin theorizes that the achievement gap between white and Black students will continue to widen during the pandemic, as Black families often lack the technological resources-: a computer, access to the internet- which will result in Black students struggling to stay on track.
June 19, 2020
Rayshard Brooks & The Continued Violence Against Blacks In America.
Rayshard Brooks, a Black man from Atlanta was killed over the weekend in an officer-involved shooting. The Fulton County DA revealed that Mr. Brooks was stomped on and kicked after he had been shot. People are asking Why?
June 18, 2020
Michigan Has Legalized Roadside Drug Tests- Is This A Good Thing
A newly implemented law in Michigan allows State Police to swab drivers’ mouths to determine if they’ve been using drugs. Officers who are trained ‘drug recognition experts’ collect oral fluid if they suspect a driver is impaired. Police use a portable device designed to detect if a driver has certain drugs in his or her system- including marijuana, methamphetamine, heroine, opiates and cocaine. But could this law just be another way for police- whom critics are calling to defund and outright abolish- to unlawfully profile Black drivers? Is this new law an overreach of state powers that grants police further breadth to detain and arrest?
June 16, 2020