Far too many people have been taught to see
reality through a very narrow and shallow lens.
This leaves one feeling threatened by perceived
Some people can be unkind, harsh, ruthless and
hateful towards others because they have been
taught to fear people who are different from
them or been deemed as a threat, based on the
color of their skin.
Some have made it their life's mission to sow seeds
of hatred and create pain and hardships for others,
based solely on skin color. This, in and of itself, is
a useless, uncivil, divisive, unproductive, destructive
and misplaced waste of emotions that pollutes the
heart and robs people of their peace and joy. It is
very injurious to the hater. It is like drinking poison
and hoping the other person dies.
Hatred or hate is a profoundly bitter burden to bear.
It confuses and paralyzes life. It distorts the vision
and retards people from becoming their best and
Hating is an intensive and emotional dislike
directed against individuals, groups, entities,
objects, behaviors, or ideas. It is often associated
with feelings of generational animosity, disgust,
and an inclination towards hostility. Hate is not
a respected family value.
Why are some people so evil that they would
consciously go down into the most devilish parts
of themselves in order to hurt and blindly disregard
the personhood... the humanity in others?
The fact is, police officers react differently to white
people who are pulled over as opposed to black people
they pull over. For those who refuse to acknowledge the
dehumanizing inequalities… just imagine what you would
feel like if the situations were reversed.
When people say black lives matter, it does not mean blue
lives, white lives, red lives, yellow lives and brown lives
don’t matter. All lives matter is an accurate statement, but
this is not a matter of devaluing or comparing lives. When
black people have encounters with biased people within
the judicial system and police officers, it becomes very
apparent to black people that they can't or won't see the
humanity in black lives. Black lives have been grossly
undervalued and to try to rationalize the horrible injustices
is just wrong and mean-spirited.
How would you feel if the police
patrolled your community the way
they patrol the black community?
Imagine this as being your experience
in the United States of America?
How would you feel if every move
you, your child, your brother, sister,
mother, or father made had to be made
with severe consideration for their life
being threatened or taken by those
who are to preserve law and order?
Far too many bad police officers
routinely hurt and maim black people.
How would you feel if the police and
the justice system treated you as they
YOU WOULD BE
Black lives are at risk. Blacks are twice as likely to be
hurt, arrested or killed by an officer. It is said that there
are more black Americans in the United States justice
system than there were slaves in 1850.
The "Black Lives Matter" slogan is to raise
awareness of the violence and discrimination blacks
regularly face in the United States of America. This is a
fight against injustice.
Black lives matters denounces systemic racism and police
brutality, that is excessively used against black people.
Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages
over blacks, and when it is brought to the light... some
tend to deflect, dismiss, misunderstand and read into it... a
whole different meaning. That is cruel and selfish. It
is time that we all look through a more righteous lens
and stop deflecting the real issues minorities have to face
when they interact with bad officers.
The big "aha" is that blacks are racially profiled and are
more vulnerable to less than transparent judicial
processes. Blacks are disproportionately targeted and
subjected to biased and corrupt police bullying.
Let us not miss the point, black people are being murdered
and brutalized by police who in many cases get a slap on
the wrist. These are real lives that are being taken. These
are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, sons
and daughters. These are livesthat have been ripped
away from their loved ones either through wrongful
incarceration or tragic acts of violence.
Contrary to what some may believe...
African Americans are also a part
of God's amazing creation!
Whether all humans accept it or not...
black lives really do matter and should
not be subjected to blatant injustice,
treated with contempt and/or regarded
as subhuman, that is the point.
Usually, the things that others fear within themselves
is what they hate about others. Some people don't like
those who's strength reminds them of their weakness.
As a result, they project their unlovable and morally
reprehensible ill will and negativity... outward.
The Bible is clear about hate... hate is just wrong.
STOP THE MADNESS!!!
Generating hatred is a waste of precious time.
Unlearn that horrible generational curse. There
are no solutions found in hating others.
According to Scripture...
We are all made in God's image.
It is time for a real
Let us pray for a revolution in
the human heart. For such a time
as this, love is the answer.
We need God to revolutionize the
Hatred is poisonous. It produces bitterness that eats
away at the hater's heart and mind. It can pollute and
destroy people from within... and lead one to spiritual
suicide. Hatred corrupts and consumes the person or
people who harbor it. It can become harmful both to
ourselves and others.
Most of us don't know how to handle the dis-ease of
hatred, especially when it is directed toward us. Let
us detach ourselves from any hateful attacks that
we face and follow Jesus' teachings found in the
Ethics of the Kingdom... the Sermon on the Mount...
sometimes called the Sermon on the Plain (Plateau).
Keep in mind that Jesus wasn't a pastor of a church,
so this profound "Sermon", on how we are to live,
was different than the kind of religious message we
hear today. Jesus taught about subjects such as
prayer, justice, the needy, judging other people, etc.
Jesus' words are practical and concise. Jesus taught
us to do better than what society allows or expects.
God is Love, and God has given us the mandate to
Jesus had a radical view of how we would treat
people and just exactly who our neighbor was.
He said love your neighbor, love your brother,
even love your enemies.
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do
good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you,
pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on
one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes
your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to
everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs
to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would
have them do to you.
This sermon describes an attitude of the heart that
expresses itself "positively" when others are negative,
and generously when others are selfish. Jesus is
showing us what our attitude should be toward those
we would rather hate, and how to develop and live out
Isaiah 26:3 reminds us, "You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
Africans and African Americans have suffered horrible
injustices, i.e., racism, prejudice and mistreatment
including, but not limited to: slavery, isolation,
persecution, sterilization, medical experimentations,
disproportionate incarcerations, senseless, vicious
brutality and murder while in police custody.
Some are so blinded with isms... that they use their
inventive faculties, not for the good, but for the sole
purpose of disregarding the personhood of others and
going down into the most perverted and devilish parts of
themselves in order to create strife, devise malicious,
vicious, vindictive, devilish exclusions and schemings that
will hurt their victims. Many times they do this as a means
of elevating themselves.
According to the Scriptures, such
people are an abomination in God's
Generational study is important because our ancestors
were shapers who did the best they could in spite of the
circumstances of their lives.
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their
Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
It has been almost 6 decades since the 1963 March on
Washington; yet, many still lack the understanding about
how to treat one another fairly.
Equal justice for all is a law and an ideal our country has
unfortunately failed to live up to. Very few of us can say
we have fully realized Dr. King's vision. We are still
struggling to overcome forces of societal conflicts, official
inhumanity and ugly images of our nation's racist legacy.
Black people are being bombarded by continued brutal
incidents which are painful, appalling, disgusting, and
heartbreaking reminders that racism, hatred, animosity
and injustice remains a very serious challenge, for the land
of the free, where on paper, there is justice for all. How
shameful to see America, in 2020, still deprived of justice
and equality for all.
Some see entire groups of people as... "Those people."
When people shift their fears and hatred to "Those
people," they are declaring that "Those people"
are unacceptable things... they have no value; no worth.
According to some..."Those people" do not matter to them
because... "Those people" are less than human. They can
then "Justify" acts of violence and degradation because...
they have denied the humanity of "Those people."
These antiquated ideals of white supremacy and denying
African Americans of their God-given rights, are ideals
our country should be embarrassed and appalled over.
Our actions and/or decisions may affect others,
effects may change the world around us.
If we sow evil... we will eventually reap evil. Whatever we
intentionally do to others...we will reap, and we will all be
held accountable before God. No one will escape the
consequences of their choices.
When we are about to make a choice, let us think of the
consequences of that decision and ask ourselves, how will
this decision affect me and those around me?
Am I doing this for the approval of a secret society that's
bent on restoring inequality and abuse?
Will the ripple effect of this decision glorify God or man?
Am I asking for God’s will to be done or only my will,
regardless of the consequences?
Think about it,
Jesus embraced others with a radical disregard for
their race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,
age, culture, disability, political beliefs, educational
background, or socio-economic differences, experiences,
or realities. "Jesus ransomed people for God from every
tribe and language and people and nation."
Let us pray that all who are in authority, world-wide will
bear the marks of God's love, presence, and power, and
not become susceptible to lies, chaos and evil
undertakings, but advocate for peace, love and justice
It is a crucial time for our nation... our
world to collectively seek God's
When God is in the forefront, intended evil becomes
God is mindful of each person He created, equally. As we
search the Scriptures and come to understand our equality
before God and the origins of creation... that, in and of
itself, should be enough to...
STOP the MADNESS!
According to Scripture...
We are all made in God’s
Everybody's story is important in this huge, rich,
beautiful, and diverse tapestry. Every individual is like a
thread and each thread has a vital contribution to make.
Each thread has possibility. Each thread can make a
positively good difference in this world.
Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all
people before God. God's Word is very clear in telling
us that no one is insignificant. Every single person is
precious and valuable to God.
Today, some will drown out the chants of "Black lives
matter"with "White lives matter" or "All lives matter".
The Black Lives Matter movement is not a hate
movement, a statement of exclusion, an anti-white or
anti-anyone proposition. This is a rallying cry from human
beings protesting the harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing
treatment and/or murders of African Americans by law
enforcement. It is a cry from human beings who have been
treated as if they were invisible. These human beings are
seeking "Liberty and justice for all", just as it is written.
This movement was born out of heartbreak, anguish,
affliction, murders, too much invisibility, inequities and
too much injustice. This mass movement has come
together, from around the world to say:
Demonstrators are united in denouncing systemic racism
and police brutality, i.e., being vigorously policed, treated
inhumanely with unnecessary cruel beatings, tasering,
being kicked, faces and bodies are mercilessly slammed to
the ground, put in fatal choke holds, being unarmed and
These are human beings (including children) who are
plagued with longstanding, unacceptable human rights
issues. The excessive use of violent force against
African Americans is something that continues to happen
over and over again. It is blatantly unrighteous and
painfully appalling, to say the least.
This movement is to raise and broaden awareness of the
violence and discrimination blacks face in the United
States of America. African Americans are intentionally
left deprived of basic human rights and dignity at the
hands of the state. This fight is against injustice. It is
denouncing systemic racism and police brutality that is
excessively used against African Americans.
Let us be honest, many whites have unearned advantages
over blacks, in this life, and when it is brought to the
light... some tend to purposely deflect, dismiss, pretend to
misunderstand and attempt to read into it... a whole
That is cruel and selfish.
Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the
stinging darts of segregation, injustice, racial profiling,
being kicked and beaten by those who are paid, with your
tax dollars, to protect and serve, getting wrongfully
incarcerated or murdered by police just because
of the color of their earthly tent.
It is quite heartless and shallow to deflect blame on
those who are being discriminated against... that is foul.
To those who are quick to drown out the cries for justice
from hurting souls, please help us to understand why?
Have you ever experienced any of their pain?
This movement is not out to do anyone any harm... they
know what that kind of pain feels like. They are not
saying white lives and/or all lives don't matter. They are
saying black lives are tired of turning the other cheek and
being subjected to oppression, hatred, discrimination, Jim
Crowism, racial profiling, awful preconceived baseless
notions, unwarranted and mean opinions and suspicions
about God's creation. Please help us to understand why?
Brutal force and murder should grieve any God fearing
soul. To see the countless unarmed Black men being
grossly murdered and/or excessively forced and slammed
to the ground is horribly shameful and deplorable.
African Americans are tired of being treated unjustly...
and rightfully so. They are tired of the system, their tax
dollars support, creating broken families. They are tired of
seeing Black men being disproportionately incarcerated
as if someone is getting paid a commission for each arrest.
Black men are being disproportionately incarcerated for
things White men would never be questioned about.
Where is the
African Americans are fed up with America's biased,
harsh, oppressive, dehumanizing and egregious judicial
history towards them. There has been a rallying cry from
African Americans who have been subjected to
institutionalized racism in virtually every aspect of
society, especially in police departments and the legal
African Americans are enraged because in 2020 America
is still turning a blind eye to murders by law enforcement,
unfair housing practices, to abominable racism, police
brutality and many horrific issues and ungodly injustices.
In blatant and sometimes subtle ways, African Americans
are faced with pathological, festering stereotypes that
lead to discrimination, racism and reduced opportunities,
every day of their lives.
The vicious police brutality and the harsh treatment
towards African Americans looks a lot like, "Buck
breaking", the "Master mentality", and "Slave patrol"...
just warmed over differently, in 2020.
Why are these human beings still seeking liberty and
justice for all?
Some have been on the sidelines maintaining a dignified
silence. Some have come to the tipping point and realize
it is not okay to silence what you know and see is wrong.
In order for us to leave this world better for future
generations... it is going to take getting totally fed up with
the lingering racism, economic disparities, exploitations,
housing disadvantages and the overall way African
American's human rights are being violated.
The time is now!
It is time that we all look through a more righteous lens
and stop dismissing the real issues minorities have to face
when they interact with bad officers.
These horrible, racially skewed,
injustices affects us all. We can
no longer, as citizens of this universe,
continue in silence and accept the "Jim
Crow" racism, the evil injustices,
murders, and the disgusting barriers
of white supremacy to exist in this
How and why, in 2020, is there still
this deeply rooted spectacle of vile
This is so unproductive!
No baby is born with biases. It is not within them to
embrace madness, misunderstandings, suspicions or fear.
Fear blinds us. It is the path to the dark side where one
only see monsters, divisiveness, vindictiveness,
destructive, and uncivil behavior. It is at the root of
prejudice and many other ills that can consume and/or
Children listen and learn many awful lessons which can
lead to a poisoning that can produce bitterness, suffering
and a polluted temple which can destroy from within. It is
much like giving your children a dose of poison and
hoping it will kill someone who God created in a different
When the seeds of supremacy and one's evaluations of
We can either inherit good or evil from those who came
before us. Many behaviors are passed on from one
generation to the next... this involves both good and bad
things. These behaviors can last for generations and
become a stronghold, stumbling block or can be harmful
for the whole family.
There are many who may regard themselves as socially
superior to others. Such notions are due to attitudes that
stem from a strong loyalty driven by one's own social
group, family and/or legacy which could be laced with
disturbing mixes of hateful ideologies.
As individuals and families, we have committed many
generational sins over the years, i.e., lying, fear, judgment,
resentment, greed, manipulation, hatred, revenge, racism
and injustice, etc.
Sadly, when it comes to siding with one's groups, many
do not consider following God's lead, any rules or
care about right and wrong. Appallingly, they have bought
into a belief system that white people have more value
Some can be so loyal to their groups, their sense of loyalty
becomes above justice, morality and righteousness. They
can easily be driven from the truth and will agree with a
Warped decisions made by parents often impact their
children and their children's children in negative ways.
When children embrace the sins of their ancestors it can
become a phenomenon with real and damaging
Tribalism is a powerful influence on many people and can
encourage the weak to think of people, created by God in
a different hue from theirs, as being sub-human. Why?
Because they learned from the influences they trusted.
There is something very wrong in human psychology that
makes one manipulate words and images to trigger violent
and hateful reactions. This kind of loyalty can tilt, even
those in high places, towards authoritarian political
dominion, constitutional crises, increasing white
nationalism and racist unrest, hot air and flame fanning.
This is why we all must be careful of what we sow into
the universe. The far-reaching dangers of evil doers shall,
in every respect, cause the evil doer to reap the bitter fruits
of their own ill-doings.
The attitude of white supremacy was used to justify
unjust rule of people, subjugation, pillaging and
plundering of land, resources and genocide.
White supremacy was supported by misguided scientific
studies. Many white people were raised with the
impression of being superior to individuals of color. This
idea was based on their privilege and upper hand over
people of color.
Some lived each day of their lives, from birth, believing
they were to be served by African Americans. They
considered African Americans to be available as free
and/or cheap labor for the betterment of entitled white
Some were of the belief that African Americans were
created to live a life in total service to white people.
African Americans were considered to only be good for
working the fields, taking care of white children, cleaning
their homes, their streets and their businesses.
Many thought that African Americans were to serve
white people so whites could experience an easier
and more empowered life.
This was the point of the colonial project.
It has been said that a knowledge of one's own ignorance
is the beginning of wisdom and that recognizing our lack
of wisdom is a prudent step towards understanding,
Scripture qualifies this.
Why are there so many traces of overt
racism built into federal policy?
Why does mass incarceration remain a
deeply racist enterprise?
backgrounds, or socioeconomic differences, experiences,
"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and
language and people and nation."
Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers to
dictate His relationships with people. Jesus was criticized
for His actions, but what prophet ever lived without
A person's right to air grievances without fear of
retribution or censorship is fundamental to democracy in
the United States. Free expression of one's beliefs is
protected by the First Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, which generally protects free speech,
freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of
Unprecedented numbers of our younger people are
marching for justice. These protestors are continuing the
work of their ancestors and fighting for their collective
freedom because they believe it is their duty. This mass
movement of our younger people have stepped forward...
taking center stage and they are challenging our current
realities. They have taken to the streets demanding justice
To the signers of the Declaration of Independence — and
the ratifiers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights —
the freedom of speech, along with other freedoms, is a
natural right because it comes as a result of our humanity,
not from the government.
Trump has stirred up much conflict. He added gasoline to
the spark with a racially charged slur, referring to the
protesters as ‘Thugs.’ He said they were there to
cause trouble. He issued warnings for authorities to crack
down on protestors. He urged restraint. He stoked
more confrontations by over-zealously, threatening violent
intervention. He warned protestors outside the White
House they could be greeted with vicious dogs and
ominous weapons if they breached the fence. This was
his subtle reminder, to most African Americans, of
segregationists who, historically, let vicious dogs out on
women, children and men. He turned to look at protestors
booing him during a campaign rally, in Jacksonville. He
said, 'They have no voice'.
Trump has made the claim, “When the looting starts, the
Let us not veer off point or get sidetracked by the small
percentage of those who decided to take advantage of the
moment. Many of those who may have taken advantage of
the moment are believed to be recruits filled with the
grand illusion of freedom to carry out the evil plans of
those who would rather dilute the message of the
We cannot allow the 2%
of possible recruits... to
water down the message
These are the very
things we all know, by
design, are meant to
stand in the way of real
There is justifiable rage on many streets around the world!
The world's reaction to the U.S. protests is creating
solidarity. Awakened people worldwide are focusing their
attention on calls for justice and change as never before.
This protest started in the middle of the global COVID-19
pandemic. It has been fueled by an economic crisis,
thousands of COVID-19 deaths and senseless murders...
which are all hitting black Americans disproportionately.
This is a righteous fight against the nightmare of deeply
ingrained racism, oppression, inequality and injustice!
The institution of slavery, the abuse, control,
criminalization and lynchings of minorities were
formidable historic features of American society shaping
early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches became
modern police departments. They were designed to
control the behaviors of minorities.
The civil rights movement was a
struggle for social justice that took
place mainly during the 1950s and
1960s for blacks to gain equal rights
under the law in the United States.
Over six decades later, blacks are still
experiencing blatant injustices in their
Skin color should not constitute a
false arrest and/or fatality.
A righteous society can not turn a blind eye or deaf ear to
the plight and abuses of others. To remain silent or passive
is to ignore the fact that when people get away with minor
crimes, blind eyes can make it more likely that they will
go on to commit more serious crimes... which could affect
the blind-eyed individuals, personally. Let us stop feeding
the monsters of racism and injustice which were put in
place to cover historical lies.
Jamar Clark - Tanisha Anderson - Gabriella Nevarez - Akai Gurley -
Janisha Fonville - Freddie Gray - Michelle Cusseaux - Alton Sterling -
Philando Castille - Botham Jean - Stephon Clark - Aura Rosser -
Atatiana Jefferson - Breonna Taylor - George Floyd - Redel Jones -
Laquan McDonald - Kenny Watkins - Michelle Shirley -
Ahmaud Arbery - Rayshard Brooks
Of all of the life
experiences, death and
considered to be the most
unsettling. Whenever or
however death occurs,
every loss brings its share
of pain, disruption, changes,
Black lives are at risk.
Blacks are twice as likely to be hurt, arrested or killed by
an officer. It is said that there are more black Americans in
the United States justice system than there were slaves in
The most infuriating thing about injustice is the absence
of the acknowledgment of wrong.
Black Lives Matter, too". The statement is an unspoken,
but implied "Too,"which suggests that the statement is one
of inclusion rather than exclusion. It is not anti-American,
but anti-racist. It is not trying to elevate one life over
Some have tried to undermine and sabotage the efforts
for social justice by suggesting that protesters were
looting and causing civil unrest. It is suspected that
outsider agitators are triggering violence at what would
otherwise be peaceful demonstrations. They have also
infiltrated demonstrations to distract from the focus on
police misconduct, brutality and the tragedies of
murdering black people for the sport of it.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a bold transformative
vision that would end racism in America. His vision came
from deep convictions that everyone, regardless of race
creed or color would realize freedom ringing in and
through their hearts, minds, nation and world.
Police brutality, in the United States of
America, is and has been an ongoing
problem for African Americans.
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