Monday, June 25, 2007

You Can Have It All... Says Who? Says Arnold Patent

Arnold Patent, author of the book “You Can Have It All”, will be my guest this week (7/1/07) on the Called2Action radio program. We will be discussing the basic laws (principles) of the universe. These principles have been recognized for many years, but relatively few people know them and even fewer use them in their daily lives, per Mr. Patent. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey TV program, and several of the major morning TV programs. He’s conducted these type trainings for 18 years throughout the US and the world.

He will be joining me my telephone. This gentleman is dynamic in his thought process, and will have much to share that can be applied to everyone’s life.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

A Bird's Eye View On Maryland's New Laws

The Honorable Delegate Rudy Cane, Maryland's 37A district discussed several major new laws that will be going into effect October 1, 2007. Upon briefly discussing the structure of our government the following new laws were discussed: 1) Expungements - Someone that is arrested but not charged, record will be automatically expunged. 2) Maryland has passed an expression of regrets for Maryland's role in Slavery, 3) Living Wage law is being considered, 4) others new law areas discussed were identity theft, Smoking Ban - Clean Indoor Air Act, Higher Education Tuition Freeze, Health Care Access, Electricity - Solar Energy. To read each of these laws and many others passed this year visit this link to the Maryland Legislature.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fathering or the Lack Thereof In the African American Community

Soon to be best selling author, Jimmy Dumas, author of the book 24 Reasons Why African Americans Suffer, joined me from Alabama this past week, (Fathers Day) to discuss this important topic. We both congratulated the men in our communities who have regarded their children more important than themselves. They have supported them emotionally and financially, and they have likewise supported the mother of their children. These fathers have been pillars in the African American community. Their influence on their children have been long benefiting of our community.

On the other swing of the pendulum are those fathers who do just the opposite. They are absent in the lives of their children. Brother Dumas shared the following bits of information from the book "America Has Lost A Generation of Black Boys" by Phillip Jackson. Black men in Jail have become as common place as Apple pie. Other countries are looking at America and adopting America's social policies that encourage the incarceration and destruction of young men. More worst is the passivity that exist in the African American Community. On the program we discussed the Black Star Project, and how they are addressing the problem. We also discussed the church's role in this "mess". The statistics (see link) of our failures are astonishing. I should take time and cite the statistic here, but use the link above for more details. Great job Brother Dumas.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Does Religion Empower or Imprison?

Isaac White, (in studio) and Adhim Deveaux (in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) discussed this interesting topic this past week. The subject matter remains unfinished, but was definitely headed in the direction that religion as is practice has done more to hurt us than it has to help us. Churches are the wealthiest institution in the black community, but we must still go across town to borrow money at high interest rates; Most women in the church are obese. Obesity leads to many illnesses. The church does not address these things. Who do Christians follow in the Bible? Can you look at them and tell? An interesting discussion that will continue during the third week of July 2007. Stay tuned, if you haven't been tuned then get tuned.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Does The Church Empower or Imprison Its Congregants?

Does the Church Empower or Imprison...? What do you think? We address that issue this weekend, (6/10/07). The persons that will be on the program this weekend will take a definite position on the topic. No responses along the line of it depends. Why haven't we been able to achieve more in our personal and corporate lives? Why aren't we able to heal? Why are so many of our people obese? Why do we suffer more from all of the maladies of life and attend church more regularly? What is the role of the church in the lives of the people? This should be a lively discussion.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Juneteenth Is On The Way

A Few Comments on Juneteenth ----- June 3, 2007 Radio Program --- with guest Organizer Kimberly Dumpson, Esq.
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Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
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Juneteeth Celebrations Throughout Our Nation

Attorney Kimberly Dumpson will be in the studio this week (6/3/07) to talk about Juneteeth, What is It? Why Do We Celebrate it? What is it's historical significance? Why is this event of signigicant importance to African Americans? Sunday night at 8:00pm on Clear Channel's Magic 98.9.

Thanks to Our Veterans

Tom Kimball, the Maryland State Commander of the of the Veterans of Foreign War, gave me an opportunity to representatively say thank you to all those who have served our country so well over the many years of our American history. Tom joined me on Memorial Day weekend. One of the questions I directed at Tom was, why do we have Black VFW's and White VFW's? Tom dispelled the notion by saying, essentially, that veterans all work together to support each other. He also cited a few examples. Thanks Commander Kimball.
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