Friday, August 23, 2013

~ African Americans Deserve Reparations Too! ~

Reparation is defined as the act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury. It is the payment of damages.

We All Agree that Slavery and her children, racism, discrimination bigotry and racial supremacy were and still are egregious ills within our American Society.

This government has forgiven the debts of countries that were formally our sworn enemies and supplied them with the blood, sweat and tears of our men and women in uniform. This country has rebuilt the infrastructure of war torn nations and repeatedly put our men and woman in uniform in harm’s way in the name of democracy and human rights.

However, this nation has not afforded former slaves and their decedents the same courtesy and/or financial benefits that was granted to such countries as Afghanistan (12.9 Billion in aid in 2011), Israel (3.2 billion in 2011) and Iraq (2.14 billion 2011) and this does not include the human cost.

A fraction of such aid as reparations for this country’s horrendous and brutal acts of slavery, racism, discrimination as well as its clandestine policies that permitted the inhumane and immoral lynching, murders, rapes and dismemberment of its African American citizens (namely the black man) and their families, would go a long way in repairing the generational, social, psychological and financial health of the race.

Regardless of the few exceptions that have been allowed to rise to the level of affluence, fame and/or fortune, there is still a significant population of African Americans who have not left the plantation, mentally, spiritually, socially and financially. The holocaust of slavery has generational ramifications that are just now coming to light and must be addressed on several levels none the least of which are financial reparations.

Now, this article may be offensive to some but it is not intended to be. The uplifting of a people wronged does not diminish anyone but benefits everyone. (Bishop)

If you are of African American descent, please feel free to chime in with your opinion on this ongoing question. I will not challenge your opinion or confront your position on the matter. I just want to give you the opportunity to be heard on the matter or at least think about where you and your family would be financially, socially, educationally and psychologically if we (African Americans) were afforded the same privilege and aid that foreign nations are afforded by this country.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Editor's Commentary

It is obvious to the astute and the discerning that certain elements of our society have waged financial, political and social warfare on those that they have perceived to have voted for President Obama.  They cannot touch him, although they have tried, so they are coming after the poor, the African American, the Hispanic and the non-white voter.

Please see the following link for video information.



In this life, things will never be fair but trust God and hold on.  God still is in control.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

(Bishop O.W. Prince)

Monday, August 5, 2013


What is your main focus? 
Is it yourself?
Is it family?
Is it sex?
Is it pleasing others?
Is it your spouse?
Is it your body?
Is it your children?
Is it pleasing yourself?

What is your main goal and purpose?
Is it finding a suitable mate?
Is it finding someone to take care of you?
Is it getting a home and car?
Is it getting an education?
Is it serving others?
Is it to be served by others?
Is it to be rich and powerful?
Is it achieving your own ambitions?

Does the accumulation of things make you happy?
Do you need the approval and acceptance of friends and family to be happy?

Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned…” – John 15:4-6
“Without God you have nothing even though you may have everything!”  (O.W. Prince)

Sunday, August 4, 2013


We take entirely too much for granted.

We take for granted that the air we breathe will always be there for us but the asthmatic and C.O.P.D. sufferers do not.

We take for granted that we have a home or an apartment to go to but the homeless do not.

We take for granted that we can use a bathroom privately as we need to but our incarcerated brothers and sisters do not.

We take for granted that we have something to eat and drink but the poor do not.

We take for granted that we will always have someone around for company and companionship but the lonely do not.

We take for granted that we have another day to do what we should have done today but the dead do not.

Learn To be Grateful!

(O.W. Prince)