Leading The Conversation – Accord1

Remember the horror from which we come. Never forget the greatness of a nation that has overcome its division. Let us never descend into destructive divisiveness – Nelson Mandela On June 9th 2014 in Las Vegas, two persons fatally shot two unsuspecting Police officers along with a third innocent victim before turning the Guns on … Continue reading

For Whom the Belle Tolls

 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;and what doth the Lord require of thee,but to do justly, and to love mercy,and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic 6:88 (KJV) True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.  Lord Mansfield “Belle” The movie was based on a true and riveting story about a … Continue reading

“We are One”

  God overlooked the times when people didn’t know any better. But now he commands everyone everywhere to turn to him and change the way they think and act. Acts 17:30 Names of God Bible (NOG) “We are One“ in the sense of our value to our creator and to one another. Any person or group … Continue reading

Don’t Cry He Has Risen

Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead He paid it all on that lonely highway, And His anointing I can feel He shed His blood for my transgressions, And by His stripes we are healed Kirk Franklin – … Continue reading

A Nation Divided?

Originally posted on accord1:
  In a nation divided among imaginary lines of Ideology, class, gender, ethnicity, skin color, etc., the temptation exists to run away with any one of the many sound bites. These sound bites outline a season of politics that stands as nothing more than a dog and pony show to see…

The Art of Noise Part II: Mind Chatter

” Mind chatter is the endless, restless stream of incomplete thoughts, anxieties and self-talk which constantly pulses through our minds. In order to survive, our mind is always “on”—searching for possible threats, dangers, solutions and explanations. This is called our “strategic mind.” The strategic mind is always “on”—scanning both our inner and outer world for … Continue reading

(IF) Not now then When?

“ These are times to try men’s souls” Thomas Paine. Last Friday was one of the hottest days of the year, and yet pales in comparison to the flash point tension surrounding the latest setback in race relations. That day the President  of the United States weighed in with remarks on the tragedy of 17 yr … Continue reading


The March on Washington is not the climax of  our struggle, but a new beginning not only for the Negro but for all Americans who thirst for freedom and a better life, When we leave, it will be to carry on the civil rights revolution home with us into every nook and cranny of the … Continue reading

Anthology 2013: A Spanish Lullaby Part II

Now is a good time for a Spanish Lullaby of comfort.  Reading the books about Latinos and the words of the many Latino Authors will reveal that we share as many things in common as what makes us all different and unique. Whether realized at Plymouth Rock, or delayed reality of the Emancipation Proclamation, to our present debate over Immigration Reform; the words of … Continue reading

“Don’t Curse the Darkness, Light a Candle”

“‘We have seen so many ancient tyrannies pass from earth since Egypt and Rome held dominion that our eyes are directed not to the tragic present, but to the beyond, wherein the arc of history will be found bending toward justice, victory and freedom.” Rabbi Jacob Kohn 1940 B.j. Thomas sang a song entitled “Another … Continue reading