She Don’t Like ’em, But I Do.

One of the highlights of the summer has been Hope’s American History class. (I love watching the videos, she doesn’t). It has spurred some great conversations. It has reminded me that this country was founded by a bunch of racist sexist idiots. I mean think about it, a country founded on the principle that all men are created equal, except for Africans, Asians, Native Americas and women. The greatness comes as those groups struggle and fight for those rights. I was watching this show tonight, and John Adams said it well. “People are in need of strong governance. restraint. Most men are weak and evil and vicious.”

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God knew this about us which is why He gave us laws to live by. People who try to get away from big government are really running from God being able to tell them how to live. He is not instructing to keep you in a cage or limit your freedom. He is instructing to keep you from killing all the people you will need throughout your life.
imagine if the person who could fix global warming was from Iran, or the person who developed the cure for HIV was in Syria.
God always ensures that the thing we need the most, is the thing we are the most prejudice against. Pray for us because we are still weak, evil and vicious.

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So One Thing Stood Out To Me

as I watched the movie I Am Not Your Negro. This is something we know, just need to be reminded of it. Probably often.

Things change when one person stands up and says something isn’t right. As I watched James Baldwin recount the history of African Americans in the United States, I was reminded that the few do the work of the many until change comes.

I saw the lonely few frightened faces of children as they integrated schools against crowds 10 times their size.  I watched folks beaten and battered against more cops than they could keep up with.

So as we face the great odds against us, remind ourselves that we are in good company.  My words to you, keep fighting even if you are the only one in your circle fighting because that it how it is supposed to be.  Continue to fight peacefully for what is right and true. It will be a lonely fight, but worth it.

Let them see the fire in your eyes that “we hold those truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.”

All men and women on this planet have been created in the image of our Creator with power to give Him glory.  He doesn’t treat us as slaves, but as His own children.  ISIS can’t take it away. White supremacy can’t take it away.

Some days you will be the only one taking the stand, saying “That is not right!” I am going to do it whether you join me or not. As the movie reminded me, the fight has been a lonely one for a long time.

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Destiny’s Dilemma is Now Available on More Platforms

An African American woman moved home to take care of her dying mother giving up the opportunity to experience a world beyond segregation. Zoraida Hughes Williams finds that some things have changed about her hometown of Fort Worth, Texas while some have stayed the same, like Hell’s Half Acre, an area where saloons, prostitution and gambling runs wild. Like most of the residents, she wants to keep her head down and stay away from trouble, but it comes in the unlikely form of an Anglo Baptist preacher. He messes up everything and almost gets them killed.

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This book is now available on more digital platforms such as Apple,  Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Inktera, Indigo and several more.

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It also available on Amazon and in print

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