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Archive for October 10th, 2013

Chicago Southside NAACP urges all faith leaders to join the HIV/AIDS Forum today

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Chicago Southside NAACPRemembrance, Resolution, Restoration

CHICAGO, IL – The NAACP Chicago Southside and Westside today (October 10, 2013) presents [The Black Church & HIV] The Social Justice Imperative.

“Chicago Southside NAACP urges all faith leaders to join the movement and experience the powerful work that God is only beginning to do,” says Rose Joshua, President of Chicago Southside NAACP.

Black churches from around the city of Chicago will partake in the city of Chicago will partake in the on-going discussion about these health issues like HIV/AIDS that plague the African American community.

“The NAACP National Health Department is committed to addressing Health and HIV as a social justice issue while continuing the fight for health equality,” mentions President Rose Joshua.

Our goal is to have well informed clerics make their churches into venues for teaching both spiritually and physically healthier lifestyles to their congregants.

Facilitated by Rev. Keron Sadler, the NAACP National Health Manager—the forum will take place on October 10, 2013 at the U.S. Bank Building 815 w. 63rd Street, 4th floor, from 9am-2pm.

For more information chgossnaacp@gmail.com or call 773-429-9830 or 773-403-1876

Father Pfleger, Rev. Jackson call for end of government shutdown

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Union workers call GOP ‘fiscal terrorists’

By Chinta Strausberg

At a press conference held Tuesday at the Federal Plaza, 219 South Dearborn, Father Michael L. Pfleger, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Cook County Clerk David Orr and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) joined scores of angry government workers in calling on the public to pressure congress to end the government shutdown with some activists calling the GOP “fiscal terrorists.”

Father Pfleger asked the public to call House Speaker John Boehner at 202.225.6205. He is angry that Boehner and the Tea Party members are holding the government “hostage” in an attempt to get President Obama to change the Affordable Health Care Act better known as Obamacare.

Jackson, who turned 72 on Tuesday, cited a list of federal cutbacks like food, housing, education and housing and said, “America must not shrink to this challenge to the American health care act.”

Also present was Pastor Ira Acree, co-chair of the Leaders Network, who said, “I think it is a shame that we are witnessing in 2013 institutionalized gangsterism from the right wingers in Congress. It’s deplorable that we’ve allowed hatred for the working poor, disdain for the disenfranchised and outright antipathy for a sitting president to lead to the government being hijacked by the Tea party. And it’s unfortunate because $10 billions a week is being lost because of this buffoonery they are engaging in,” said Acree.

“It is now time that we stop calling it Obamacare and call it Affordable Care Act. the law that makes sure that the 48 million preciously robbed of their healthcare right, now have access to it.

“I am hoping that the Speaker of the House will feel the pressure and call the vote because he should not hold the American people hostage. This is hurting a lot of people. Medicaid is being taken from people who need it the most   Many people are being affected by the government shutdown. People are at risk….even those who are serving our country. The soldiers are not able to watch the sports in America because of the government shutdown and that is sad,” Acree said.

Joining the leaders was a federal employee for38-years. Ken Jones, 56, a father of two who is the local president of Local375 and Council President for Council 57 American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), is one of several union officials upset with Republicans who continue to hold the nation “hostage.” They’re calling on the public to call congress and tell them to “release the hostages” and to “do their jobs.”

Referring to federal employees, Jones said, “We are not appreciated. We took an oath to uphold the Constitution and to provide good service to the American public but unfortunately I think that has fallen on deaf ears with the Congress because we have been given three years of our salaries and our benefits. “And they are constantly trying to create surtaxes where they are forcing federal employees to take a five percent and to their pensions which is a five percent pay cut for us….”

“We all have families,” Jones said. He has two daughters in college and is paying their tuition. “Just yesterday, I had to call Comcast and ask for a delay in paying my bill because of this shut down…..

“We are fighting over 48 million individuals who are entitled to affordable health care under the law. It has been passed by the congress and now they want to hold it hostage for federal employees. They consider us as bureaucrats, but we are not. We are civil servants. I am working for the public, not for the congress or the senate,” Jones said.

He is bothered that while the congress has halted their pay, they are still getting their paychecks. “We’re talking about a shutdown and they’re piecemealing everything back together. What they are doing is sending a false message to the American public…. They are trying to do this with smoke and mirrors.”

And, Jones, who is software developer, is really upset that federal contractors “are still getting paid billions and billions of dollars and that is not fair,” he said. “You are holding federal employees hostage. You’re holding the 48 million Americans who are entitled to affordable health care hostage. Come on, man,” he said.

“We are the ones who are being used as guinea pigs. I have not had a pay increase in three-years which impacts my retirement. Everything goes up but my salary continues to go down so let’s blame it on the employees…,” Jones said.

He referred to an advisor to President Bush who said, “He wants to shrink government down to the size where he can drag it into the bathtub and drown it….” A Navy veteran, Jones said, “I served my country well. This shutdown irritates me even more. Here I did for my country but look at what Congress is doing to me. I want to go back to work….”

Jesse Rios, retired federal employee and past president of Local 648 representing the U.S. Department of Labor in the Midwest, accused the Republicans of “clearly holding America hostage and federal workers are the ones who are suffering now, but by the end of next week if this thing is not settled, America will suffer,” he warned.

Referring to the states that receive federal funds for unemployment, Rios said they would be affected as well those who get LINK cards and won’t be able to buy food. “That money will run out. How will they feed their children when they come home from school, and schools will also be affected?

“It’s a hostage situation that the terrorist Republicans, the Tea Party in Washington are holding America hostage,” said Rios. “They are fiscal terrorists. Let’s take away their pay, their jobs and let them sit home for six-months and think about what they want to do. That is what they are going to do with us. If I were president of the U.S., I’d shut the whole country down and let them know who is to blame.”

Referring to House Speaker John Boehner, Rios said,there are enough votes, including his own peers, and Democrats willing to votefor a clean bill. “He’s got to do that. Either way, his life is over as chairman of the House.”

Explaining, Rios said, “In 2014, we will begin to elect more Democrats to the House who will represent the people of America. All congress has to respect us as a union, respect us as a human being and our families.”

Rios said the next battle would come after October 18th “when they have the next fight over the deficit. If they don’t raise the cap and the government defaults, the money will not be there.

He called on the public to call congress and tell them “to get off their butts and work. Do your job. What bill have they passed in the last two-years that helped America? If it weren’t for Obama who fought for health care…this country has been fighting for this for the past 40-years, the Affordable Health Care Act would never have passed,” said Rios.

“People in Europe, in Canada have health care. What is wrong with these people that they don’t understand all we’re talking about is providing service and health care for our seniors, our children and families in this country”? asked Rios.

Brent Barron, president of AFGE LOCAL 648, is also upset with the Boehner who he says comes from a “small faction of the Republican Party who is hell bent on shutting this government down…destroying this government and in their eyes putting this country into some economic tailspin that they can lay at the feet of the president. They want the president to fail. That’s their intent to make Barack Obama a failure.”

He says the answer is to put pressure on congressso they can go back to work. “The federal employees didn’t intend to get into the middle of this political battle between the Republicans and the Democrats and the Whitehouse,” said Barron. “We’ve been used as pawns, scapegoats. All we want to do is to come back and do our jobs.”

Pointing to the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building at 230 So. Dearborn, Barron said, “If you look at this building, it’spractically empty. All the people in that building were sent home Tuesday. I work for an agency that requires me to come into this building and continue to work without pay until a budget deal is passed.

“I’m here working on my job but about 95 percent ofthe people I represent are gone. They’re at home. They want to come back to work, but they’re being told they can’t come back down here. They can’t even think about coming back and that is not right,” Barron said.

Dorothy James, a national vice president for the American Federation of Government Employees  (AFGE) representing Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin, is outraged over the government shutdown. She and other union members passed out flyers saying, “CALL CONGRESS NOW. “End the Government Lockout”! “Repeal the Sequestration”! TOLL FREE 1-888-775-3148.

Tuesday’s rally, James said, brings attention to the plight of federal workers she labeled “pawns” by politicians.

Federal workers, James said, “are stressed out,upset and angry. They want to work and they can’t and feel they are constantly used as pawns, constantly the low hanging fruit in this financial debate of Congress and the Tea Party. We don’t like it. We want to go back to work but until they come to their senses and congress, we’re shut out.

“When it comes to Congress and their ability to cutand adjust the budget, they look at federal employment and our benefits before they look any place else. We are the low hanging fruit. We are the juiciest fruit on the vine to cut, to lower our wages, to declassify our jobs, to furlough and to eliminate our jobs all together,” said James.  Explaining,she said, “In any situation where you have cuts, it’s the people who are on the lowest rung of the ladder who will feel the cuts. Who ever have the ability to

cut is going to push it further away from themselves. That’s always been thecase and always will be. The people who make less will end up making nothing or even less.”

Audrey Davis, a retired teacher and president of A. Davis Consulting, said she is very disturbed that “Republicans are determined to prevent President Obama from ruling. We went through that with Mayor Harold Washington,” she said referring to the 29 vs. 21 City Council Wars that only ended when the mayor won the 1986 special elections and gained control of the council.

Referring to the Affordable Health Care Act, Davis said, “We support the president, his policies are we are angry with the Republicans racist obstructionism. It is obvious that they don’t want to accept for the first time we have an African American brilliant president. They don’t want him to rule…. I’m calling a spade a spade.”

Albert Thomas, who is a retired representative for the 7th District American Federation Government Employees (AFGE), said he is very concerned about the federal workers who are out of work. He too supports the Affordable Health Care Act. Referring to President Obama, Thomas said, “He needs the support of the public to fight and get back to work and open up the government.”

Father Pfleger is asking the public to call 202.225.6205 and demand and end to the government shutdown. Union workers are asking you to call the toll free number, 1-888.775.3148, and tell officials to “end the government lockout and to repeal the sequestration now.”

Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host. You can e-mail Strausberg at: Chintabernie@aol.com.

State’s Attorney Alvarez pays tribute to families of murder victims in Special Memorial Ceremony

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Hundreds of family members and loved ones of murder victims in Cook County gathered recently for a special memorial ceremony that was hosted by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

During the ceremony, State’s Attorney Alvarez addressed the audience, reminding them, “you are not alone,” and that “each and every life has a value beyond all measure and the pain of just one violent death is too much to bear.” The ceremony also included a photo montage of victims, personal reflections of remembrance from several family members of victims, and ended with a lighting of candles in memory of loved ones. More than 100 photo boards prepared by the families of homicide victims were also on display during the event.

After the ceremony a resource fair with support groups and referral services was available for attendees.

The event was coordinated by the State’s Attorney’s Victim Witness Assistance Unit, one of the largest prosecutor-based victim advocacy programs in the nation. It was held on Sept. 28th at the UIC Forum in Chicago.

Arts For Social Justice Documentary “Walk With Me” has first-round Digital Release with Google Play, VUDU, I Love Docs and more!

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Documentary highlights the legacy of arts and social justice distributed by LA based virtual studio Filmbreak

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – Against the backdrop of moments of historical social change, Walk with Me is an expressionistic portrait of three women – DC theater-artist Rebecca Rice, who grew up in Chicago during the turbulent ‘50’s & 60’s; Lisa Biggs – a dance-theater artist and scholar; and Anu Yadav, a first generation South Asian actor-educator living in Washington, DC. Directed by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton, the film centers on the artists work in prisons, community centers and schools where each woman has found theater as a way to engage a level of activism in themselves, form inclusive spaces with others, and to tell stories of joy or sorrow.

The film made its round on the festival circuit debuting at the Langston Hughes African American Film Fest then going on to receive an Honorable mention SF Black Film festival and Best Documentary Feature at the Our City Film Festival. The film has also been show at Jackson State University and the San Diego School of the Performing Arts. “I hope that the film brings perspective to how artists are using theater to engage audiences and illuminate issues of social importance. It’s imperative that artists remain central in the public sphere,” shares Director, Tanisha Christie, who is a theater artist as well.

A Library Journal review says, “[Walk with Me] is an uplifting look at the power of art to transform lives.”

The film features the work of the former Living Stage Theatre Company (a venture of Arena Stage) and the Southwest Project, a project commissioned by Arena’s Artistic Director Molly Smith. Molly says “the film is beautifully done from top to bottom. It is fresh and elegant – and painted a wonderful picture of how we stand on the shoulders of giants.”

Walk with Me is DC-based filmmaker, Ellie Walton’s third feature film. Known for her critically acclaimed documentary ‘Chocolate City.’ Ms. Walton is the 2011 recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award, the highest honor given to an individual artist in Washington, DC. Tanisha Christie is an interdisciplinary performer, educator, director and producer with years of working in the entertainment industry across media. A former Puffin Foundation and DC Commission on the Arts grant recipient, she now resides in Brooklyn, NY. Walk with Me has received support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and is fiscally sponsored by DC-based, Video Action. For more information, visit www.walkwithmethemovie.com.

Filmbreak is a data-driven marketing platform connecting film fans with filmmakers. They help filmmakers to actively build, engage and identify the taste of profiles of their online audience while simultaneously giving fans access to exclusive film content. Located in Santa Monica, California and founded by Darren Marble and Taylor McPartland.

Howard University hosts National Conference on the Legacy of Ronald Walters

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center will hold a conference on Oct. 10-11 to discuss the impact of Ronald Walters on the academic, policy and political worlds. Through panel and roundtable discussions and presentations, conference participants will discuss the implications of his work on research and scholarship, public policy, politics, civic engagement and Black leadership. The conference will be held on the campus of Howard University.

Patricia Turner Walters, widow of Walters, will participate in the conference and will speak during the luncheon session on Oct. 10.  A public event will be held in Cramton Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Stefanie Brown James, (B.B.A ’04) former outreach director for the Obama campaign and former NAACP youth director, will lead a roundtable discussion on “WWWS: What Would [Ron] Walters Say?”  Joining her will be the Black Eagle, Joe Madison, a host on SiriusXM radio; April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks; George Curry, editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association; and Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Georgetown University and MSNBC commentator.

Prominent political scientists, researchers, activists and political leaders, including U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (B.A. ’73); Michael Fauntroy, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Howard; labor leader Bill Lucy; former U.S. Rep. Ronald Dellums and others, will speak during the conference. The conference is being co-sponsored by a number of Howard University entities, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, the Congressional Black Caucus and other organizations.

“Dr. Walters left a rich legacy of not just writings, but also actions designed to improve the conditions of people of African descent throughout the world,” said Elsie Scott, Ph.D., director of the Walters Center. “Through this conference and the work of the Center we will continue to build up his legacy and help to mold the next generation of scholar-activists.”

Howard University established the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center in 2011 as a focal point for leadership development and public policy research and analysis related to African-American contributions to U.S. national and foreign policy, and the role of African Americans in U.S. political activity and discourse. Through seminars, conferences, symposia, visiting scholars, executive programs, internships, publications and public events, the Center will play a critical role in developing leaders; providing resources to political leaders, policy-makers and nonprofit leaders; and serving as an epicenter for policy discussion and research on issues critical to the global Black community.

Walters served as a Howard University professor for 25 years and was a distinguished scholar and leading authority on American political behavior, Black political issues, and comparative politics. Walters served as campaign manager and close advisor to the Rev. Jesse Jackson during his two presidential bids and was influential in the creation of the Congressional Black Caucus.

For more information on the conference, go to http://www.howard.edu/walterscenter/legacyconference.htm.  Questions or inquiries may be directed to 202-806-7988 or walterscenter@howard.edu.

About Howard

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.howard.edu.

Distinguished Hispanic leader to be named Illinois Veteran of the Month

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Eduardo Delgado, a U.S. Air Force veteran and Hispanic community leader, will be honored as the Illinois Veteran of the Month for October 2013, at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 15, at 3:00 p.m., at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St., Chicago, IL.

Delgado, who deployed numerous times in support of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, is an active leader within the National Society of Hispanic MBAs Chicago Chapter, with Boy Scout of America activities, and within the community at large. In addition to his volunteer work helping with the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School basketball team, he’s contributed over 6,000 hours via various organizations over the past four years.

As a leader in the veteran community, he serves on the Illinois Veteran Advisory Council and as a member of the El Valor Associate Board, which has a mission to support and challenge urban families to achieve excellence and participate fully in community life. He is also a leader within the Student Veterans of America (SVA), where he helps with initiatives, growing the veteran-alumni network and fundraising. Delgado graduated from the University of Washington and received the Outstanding Leader of the Year award from the Finance Society.

IDVA Director Erica Borggren will present the award, which includes a framed proclamation as well as a State Flag, on behalf of Governor Pat Quinn.

All events are subject to change without notice.

Guilty Verdict for Second Defendant in Murder Trial of Chicago Police Officer

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A Cook County jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict for the second defendant charged with the murder of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez, who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a call of shots fired in the Englewood community in 2009.

Kevin Walker was convicted of First Degree Murder and Attempt First Degree Murder following a double jury trial at Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has served as lead prosecutor in the case.

Walker, along with co-defendant Christopher Harris, both began their jury trials last week. Another defendant in this case, Shawn Gaston, was previously convicted of the officer’s murder in 2011 and is serving a 125 year prison sentence.

African and Caribbean Leaders to speak at IBW Symposium in Washington, D.C.

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Democracy, Development, Reparations on the Agenda

Washington, DC – Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, current Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Hon. Pedro Pires, former President of the Republic of Cape Verde will deliver keynote addresses to an international symposium on The Future of Democracy & Development in Africa and the Caribbean at the Metropolitan AME Church, one of Washington DC’s most historic African-American institutions.

Members of the US Congressional Black Caucus, ambassadors from the African and Caribbean diplomatic corps, along with prominent academics, policy experts, journalists and activists will participate in the Oct 17-18th symposium organized by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a research, policy and advocacy group focused on issues that impact Black countries and Black communities around the world.

PM Gonsalves will speak at the opening session on Oct. 17th at 7 pm and as a leading proponent of the growing reparations movement in the Caribbean region, he is expected to draw connections between future socio-economic development and the current demands of CARICOM (the 15-nation Caribbean community of states) for reparations from European countries.

CARICOM leaders at their summit meeting in Trinidad & Tobago in July agreed to the formation of a region-wide Reparations Commission to seek compensation from Europe “for native genocide and enslavement of Africans” during 300-plus years of colonization. Gonsalves will assume the chairmanship of CARICOM in January 2014.

On Oct. 18th, President Pires will speak on the historical experience, evolution and development of the Republic of Cape Verde emphasizing its successes in democratic governance and its unique model of including the diaspora in the country’s governing processes.

For his efforts in good governance when he was president from 1995-2006, Pires was named as the third man to receive the ‘Ibrahim Prize’, a $5 million award given by Sudanese-born telecommunications executive Mo Ibrahim to African leaders who “raise the bar for good governance and leadership”.

During the symposium, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) will present its Pan-African Service Award to Prime Minister Gonsalves and its Legacy Award to President Pires.

“We are deeply honored to have Prime Minister Gonsalves and President Pires, two esteemed statesmen from Africa and the Caribbean, speak at our symposium,” said Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the IBW. “Their speeches, along with contributions from our other distinguished panelists, will advance IBW’s international work in promoting a process of shaping a progressive 21st Century vision and practice of non-exploitative, people-oriented, community building and nation building.”

Daniels hopes that the gathering will produce a consensus on a framework and process for on-going and in-depth deliberations on key issues addressed in the symposium, with IBW functioning as the deliberative vehicle. The Institute plans to publish the proceedings as a resource to inform and engage broader audiences in the conclusions and recommendations coming out of the symposium.

“We are delighted to be hosting this important international gathering,” said Rev. Ronald Braxton, senior pastor of the Metropolitan AME Church, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

“It is fitting that these deliberations be held here given that several of our members are former US diplomats who have served in Africa and the Caribbean, that Presidents Obama and Clinton have worshiped in our sanctuary in the past and that the church hall where the symposium will be held is named in honor of the great 19th Century abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglas, who often gave speeches at this church.”

The symposium’s opening session will be streamed live and later archived for on-demand retrieval on IBW’s Web site-http://www.ibw21.org.

Even in the U.S. Congress there are things God hates!

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By Rev. Harold E. Bailey

President of Probation Challenge/PCC Internet Network

There are six things that the Lord hates and seven that are an abomination to him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers (Proverbs 6:16-19).

If we were to apply scriptures to disruptive persons sitting in congressional seats there would be enough shame and blame to go around!  The misbehavior of some elected officials is no longer hidden, but postured in the shadows of devising wicked plans that could cause the destruction of the United States… and that of its president. These obscured plans would also seek the demise of struggling people and their ability to maintain a thing called hope!

From the local political soap-box to the national preachers’ pulpits, there seem to be an absence of crying aloud and sparing not!  With all the crazy behavior in Washington, where are the cries from those on the local level, especially those elected to serve the American people?

Can’t decent and morally-good Republicans and Democrats see the concerted evils that are geared toward people suffering from the absence of jobs, food and housing? Recently it appeared that some Republicans seemed to be simply tired of being held hostage to their party, and have stated that they are tired of the foolish antics of their leaders. Yet the stronghold to keep the government disabled continues, as the ‘Strong-Man’ continues to strangle the hopes of the Republican Party. The scripture tells us that the ‘strong man’ is Satan!

Lying tongues in Congress: Voters will remember those blatant ‘lying tongues’ that have become as prevalent as brushing the teeth? These tongues are set forth to do great physical and spiritual harm to the voting public. Their political demeanor is delivered in such a manner as to destroy the reputation of an honorable president and an honorable country!

Damned: Hands that shed innocent blood occurring in these United States as the result of this slanderous action may cause some persons to consider suicide as a way out. Others have lost lifelong positions which are now causing layoff, firings or other demeaning gestures.

This act of biased, racist behavior directed to a helpless body of people will not be forgotten! These acts will in fact be placed in the archives of time for our children and their children to see and remember.

Blood-wrenched political hands that are guilty of internal wars at such a crucial time are guilty of allowing foreign enemies to observe the U.S. division… with a possible cold-war advantage!

Barefoot carriers of division are not running from, but running in and out of political party quarters exchanging evil deeds with other devious want-to-be politicians! They have no intent of helping the districts they represent. Their agenda does not include helping others…  however, this hidden agenda that appears before the nation smacks of racism!

This is a small fraction of Republican elected officials who have adequate revenue, however, their real intention is to disrupt the massive lives of voters who went to the polls and voted their convictions. Their recourse to the Obama voters would be harsh punishment! And the Washington shutdown would be considered that grave punishment!

False witness is blatantly coming forth from the mouths of people who have no spiritual consideration or any consequences for themselves or others. These few assigned people are not concerned about being re-elected; they are on a mission!  Yes, on a demonic mission that comes directly from the fiery pits of hell!

Those ‘praying believers’ in the United States must remember: Divisive people must obey their spiritual-leader and master – which is Satan!  Satan comes to rob, steal, kill and destroy!

It is noted that this government is setting precedence for sowing seeds of discord among the people – God’s people!

This country which once had a sense of dignity coupled with an ounce of respect is now recognized for its overt disrespect for its first historically… African-American president. The nation will remember those who created havoc that wouldn’t work in the first place!

We should consider and acknowledge that God appointed and anointed President Obama to head the United States of America … God spoke with authority and said, “Touch not my anointed and do him no harm!”

Rev. Harold E. Bailey is President of Probation Challenge/PCC Internet Network

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