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

CHEMISTRY TO SYNERGY PART 3 REVISITED

Prepare a holy anointing oil, blending them like a skilled perfume maker ( The Art of the Apothecary KJV) to produce the holy anointing oil.” Exodus 30:25 Common English Bible (CEB) The Perfume Maker’s admixture is inclusive of the many ethnicities of which we Americans identify; be it native American, Anglo, African American, Asian, Latino, … 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

The Art of Noise Part I

On a starry night of perfectly serene quiet in the month of October; with the harvest awaiting its reaping, lights flicker inside of the orange pumpkin shells and our world sighs In lieu of the approaching winter holiday season. The quietness of peace is stealthily replaced by the carefully crafted “Art of Noise.” Just turn on the radio … Continue reading

The Fundamental Right to be Wrong

“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong, but I can’t. If a thing is free to be good it’s also free to be bad. And free will is … Continue reading

Honesty

” Honesty is such a lonely word everyone is so untrue, Honesty  is hardly ever heard, And mostly what I need from you.” Billy Joel This is a indictment against our society. In this day in which communication is so advanced and readily available, the potency of our spoken and written words along with the variety … Continue reading

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Is There Not A Cause? Part1

“If we are not vigilant; politics, ideologies and philosophies become our idols of worship.  This becomes the perfect place to slip into racism and do it under the cover of Just plain Politics. The saying that “all is fair in Love and Politics” becomes true to the detriment of race relations. Love can never be compared to political Ideology.” … Continue reading

To Kill a Mockingbird: Enough is Enough Revisited

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” – Attitcus Finch, Chapter 11, To Kill a Mockingbird There was a young multi-ethnic man in his early 30s of Afro/Asiatic heritage who was slain by a mob of European reactionaries. He was unarmed, had a spotless reputation and cared for others. He was purportedly … Continue reading

(IF) Not we, then Who?

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that unless there is an input of information and/or energy, all material things will deteriorate, decay and eventually fall apart. In other words, in the physical universe about us, the work of restoration and repair is absolutely essential, else deterioration, decay and death will result. In the book … Continue reading