Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday February 25 2007 Called2Action Radio Program

On tonight's Called2Action radio program ------ The Crisis That Exist Between African American Men and African American Women. Join in the discussion. My brother, and author, Jimmy Dumas addresses this dilemma. Check us out on the internet. See my favorite links to the right of this page.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Isaac Mills and The Covenant In Action

Words cannot express the joy that comes to my heart when I see young African American men working in their community. Isaac Mills, picture in set, is one of those persons. Isaac spent the evening on Called2Action discussing information in the Book, The Covenant In Action. He also shared with us somethings that he's involved with in our community to help our youth. One thing in particular that struck me was his reference to his mentor, Mr. Lorenzo Hughes. Mr. Hughes encouraged him to take the ride down to Hampton to be a guest with the Covenant with Black America crew. That's awesome, isn't it. Thanks to Mr. Hughes and Mr Mills. Keep Up the tremendous work men.
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Saturday, February 17, 2007

The Covenant In Action ,Throughout the Nation

This Sunday (2/18/07), we will have a round table discussion on The Covenant In Action. Isaac Mills my guest, will participate in the discussion. Isaac attended the State of the Black Union held last weekend in Hampton, Virginia, so did my co-host David Miller. We'll talk about projects/stories that people across the nation have undertaken, as a result of The Covenant. We'll also talk about motivational essays from young community activitists that's making a difference in their community, and we will outline steps you can take to organize agitate, connect and act. I'll solicite calls from communities around the country (who are listening via the internet) to share their stories. Look, we have got to make our communities and our world better places for us all. This will be pleasing to God. See you on Sunday. If you want to join us on the internet look on the left hand side of my web page. You will see a link to listening to the Called2Action program. Click on that. It will take you to another page. In the upper right hand corner of that page you will see listen live, click on that and you've got it, mon.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Float Like A Drew and Sting Like A Brown!!!

My guest this week was Drew Brown, motivator, actor, musician and my brother. I didn't share with you that Drew's father, was the innovator of the phrase popularized by Muhammed Ali, "Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee". (The title of this article is a spin off of the saying). Drew's passion for the subject was electrifying, and contagious-like. Here's some of what Drew said on the topic, "The Effects of the I Have Made It Attitude" ---- in my own words, with some personal additions. 1) The Slave Strives to Imitate the Slave Master, because that's the limit of his reality. 2) People that have "made it" --- middle and upper class --- strive to imitate the oppressor. Once that's achieved that's it. The goal has been reached. The attitude becomes I've Got Mine, Now You Get Yours. 3) Why do we use all these divisive terms, minority, blacks, African Americans? Do we know who we are? Should those who have made it assume a greater responsiblity for this lack of identity? 4) We must embrace our youth. Every youth is capable of achieving great things. Learn more about Drew at his website.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Look -- Stop Bothering Me, I've Made It, Now You Get Yours

Drew Brown, 3rd, son of Bundini Brown, Muhammed Ali's corner man will be joining me this weekend on Called2Action. We will be discussing, "The Effects of the I have Made it Attitude". Many of us pursue that which is called the American Dream, --- having an expensive car, a big house, a good salary ---- and we attain the attitude, I got mine, now you get yours. Does the Black Middle and Upper class have a responsibility of any kind, to work with those who have not made it? Drew and I will discuss this topic this weekend. You'll find Drew to be very a thinker, an optimist, a realist and entertaining. Drew Brown, this weekend.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Black On Black Crime On The Increase!!!

It seems like every week we're seeing or reading about Black on Black crime in the crossroads of the Delmarva Peninsula - Salisbury. We're sick and tired to know this "mess" is occuring; so was my guest this week, former Maryland State Police Officer Bill Harden joined me this week to help us understand what's happening. Bill cited that African Americans 15 - 30 years of age is the age group most affected, and the reasons typically are 1) Jealousy and 2) a need for belonging, - to cite two of several reasons offered. We're seeing more and more gang type activity in our rural communities, and of course the use of illegal drugs is at the heart of it all.

I hadn't thought about this methphor before or during the show, but we are on the verge of an uncivilized civil war. You think? We're in need of soldiers and amunition. This army needs you!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Are We On Our Way To A Black Social MeltDown?

A recent report says that Maryland is 7th in the Nation with Black on Black Homocide. In Wicomico County, Maryland, the hub of the Delmarva Peninsula almost weekly there is a serious Black on Black crime that occurs, (murder, assault, etc). Community response has been a rock solid zero on the rector scale of eradication. Have we adjusted ourselves to accept this "sorry" state of affairs -- or are we asleep, and are scheduled to soon wake up? Are we headed towards a social meltdown? Former State Police Officer Bill Harden talks candidly about this sorry state of affairs, and what we can do to address it.