"Lets Build This Together" Purpose, Truth, Triumph and Equality for all..

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Our Deepest Fear...

Our Deepest Fear...

is not that we are inadequate,
our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some of us,
it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- Marianne Williamson -


Greensboro the time has come for the Q&A portion of the class.

This could also be a outstandng time to request a BDA and a SAR..

Friday, February 25, 2005

Economic Injustice, Poverty, and Racism: We Can Make A Difference!

Statement of Conscience (official)
Economic Injustice, Poverty, and Racism: We Can Make A Difference!
(scope: Continental)

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, hereby rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of economic justice, an end to racism, and an end to poverty. We recognize that racism is a major contributor toward economic injustice. We pledge ourselves to strive to understand how racism and classism perpetuate poverty and to work for the systemic changes needed to promote a more just economy and compassionate society. Together, we can make a difference.

Economic injustice persists in spite of the longest period of economic prosperity in our history. The gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen. Tens of millions, particularly children, women, and the elderly live in poverty, a disproportionate share of whom are ethnic and racial minorities.

Working for a just society is central to our Unitarian Universalist faith. An economically just society is one in which 1) government and private institutions promote the common economic good and are held accountable; 2) all people have equal opportunity to care for themselves and their families; and 3) individuals take responsibility for the effects of their actions on their own and others' lives. Conversely, racism encourages people to perpetuate a system of privileges and economic rewards that opens the door of opportunity much wider for some than for others. This should not be tolerated.

We must look both inward and outward as we organize ourselves for action within our congregations and beyond. Looking inward, the 1997 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urged Unitarian Universalists to examine carefully our own conscious and unconscious racism and to work toward our transformation to an anti-racist, multi-cultural institution. The Unitarian Universalist community has only begun its soul-searching toward the goal of becoming more inclusive and affirming. We acknowledge the lack of racial and economic diversity within most of our congregations. However, having diverse congregations is not the only way to understand injustice in our society. Looking outward, our 1997 General Assembly also called upon Unitarian Universalists to work for a more just economic community. We can learn much and accomplish much by joining and creating community organizations in which diverse groups of people work together on economic justice issues, hold community leaders accountable, and monitor those leaders' efforts toward achieving systemic improvements. Our work for economic justice must include support for

  • fair wages and benefits;

  • access to adequate housing, social services, child care, adult daycare, education, health care, legal services, financial services, and transportation;

  • the removal of environmental and occupational hazards that disproportionately affect low-income people;

  • respect for treaty rights of First Nations and Native American Tribes;

  • government and corporate policies that promote economic investment in the urban core and rural communities;

  • a more equitable criminal justice system;

  • tax systems that prevent affluent individuals and corporations from sheltering assets and income at the expense of those less privileged; and o campaign reforms that ensure equal access to the electoral process regardless of wealth.

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a religious and moral obligation to challenge complacency in ourselves and in our communities. We commit to fighting injustice wherever we find it. We acknowledge that this may disturb our own comfort and require us to broaden our interest to include the greater good of an economically just and compassionate community. We will learn much as we do this work.

Historically, Unitarians and Universalists have often been in the forefront of social reform. Our history teaches that social change does not come easily and is not without risk. Nevertheless, at the beginning of this new century, let us recommit to justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Let us embrace our responsibility to help create a more just world. Let us continue to reflect and organize for action within our congregations and beyond our doors. Let us not concede that economic injustice, poverty, and racism are tolerable.

"These are the same issues that we as a GREENSBORO NC community face today in 2005. This is so sad but true. Its time for a change.."

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Fasten you seatbelts Greensboro

Yes thatz right, I said fasten you seatbelts Greensboro and take a trip down memory lane for some and a new 10 lane highway for others..(ENJOY!!!)(CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK ENJOY)


Monday, February 21, 2005

Donations: Please

February 20, 2005 - Donations: Please
If anyone has any clothing, books(any kind except porn), toys, food, that they can donate for our lower-income families in need, please e-mail me at


Friday, February 18, 2005



IRAQI ORDER 81...and they said that we were there to bring freedom
and is time to tell the troops the truth How did this
happen? While few of us were paying attention, the Coalition
Provisional Authority, representing the government of the United
States, imposed a set of 100 orders on Iraq. A careful examination
of these orders could lead to the conclusion that the war is being
waged to enrich corporations at the expense of the ordinary

citizens. Many of these orders take freedom and liberty away from
the people of Iraq. The orders also have a profound effect on us.

Iraqi Order 81 is of special interest because it goes a long way in
affecting every living being on the planet. This order prohibits
Iraqi farmers from using the methods of agriculture that they have
used for centuries. The common worldwide practice of saving heirloom
seeds from one year to the next is now illegal in Iraq. Order 81
wages war on Iraqi farmers. They have lost the freedom and liberty
to choose their own methods of agriculture.


This a mission statement from an organization that I requested correspondence from The ( ????) is a multiracial, multi-issue national membership organization, founded by (????)

Their mission is to move the nation and the world toward social, racial, and economic justice. They embrace and seek to fulfill the democratic promise of American’s promise of “liberty and justice for all” a reality.

There method is to build an organization that empowers its membership to protect our interest and advance our rights to self-determination. Their tools include research, education, voter education/registration, demonstration, boycotts (if necessary), legislation, negotiation, public policy analysis, and litigation.

(????) Works for progressive change on a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to:


This organization doses not have a chapter in Greensboro NC, however I’m very interest in starting one here. I feel that it’s mission statement matches the needs of Greensboro NC. If anyone is interested in being a part of making this dream manifest please email me at LETS ALLOW FOR THE HEALING PROCESS TO BEGIN....

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Last night's meeting at the Green Bean

Last night's meeting at the Green Bean was interesting. It was nice to meet everyone. The Shu from "Greensboro is talking", Jerry McClough from "That's what'z up", Roch, Ann from"Living out loud", Billy the Blogging poet, Dennis Elliot from "The life of Dennis", Unkle L from the "Barber Shop Blog", Chewie from "Chewie world order", Lenslinger,and a couple of others






Wednesday, February 16, 2005

This is what we have to protect !!!!

The future... I would like to introduce everybody to my little boy whom I love dearly and whom Is also far away from me right now. Here is my 7 year old little boy,

Monday, February 14, 2005


(ls´´ fâr´) (KEY) [Fr.,=leave alone], in economics and politics, doctrine that an economic system functions best when there is no interference by government. It is based on the belief that the natural economic order tends, when undisturbed by artificial stimulus or regulation, to secure the maximum well-being for the individual and therefore for the community as a whole.

At what point in our society did this change???

The Last Days of Legal Cannabis

As you now know, the industrial revolution of the 19th Century was a setback for hemp in world commerce, due to the lack of mechanized harvesting and breaking technology needed for mass production. But this natural resource was far too valuable to be relegated to the back burner of history for very long.

By 1916, USDA Bulletin 404 predicted that a decorticating and harvesting machine would be developed, and hemp would again be America's largest agricultural industry. In 1938, magazines such as Popular Mechanics, and Mechanical Engineering introduced a new generation of investors to fully operational hemp decorticating devices; bringing us to this next bit of history. Because of this machine, both indicated that hemp would soon be America's number-one crop!

Few commercial interests ever make the kind of dramatic and ongoing progress achieved by the Hemp Industry. In spite of difficult and unique obstacles, this industry has positioned itself over the past decade to once again become a major global economic force in the 21st century

Few commercial interests ever make the kind of dramatic and ongoing progress achieved by the Hemp Industry. In spite of difficult and unique obstacles, this industry has positioned itself over the past decade to once again become a major global economic force in the 21st century.

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of Industrial Hemp and the instigation of a level playing field on which to compete with other natural resources and synthetics. The HIA seeks changes in government policies to encourage global production of Hemp as a raw material for industry.

My opion is if we made this legal this would eliminate many the social issues of today..

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Triangle Blog Conference

I enjoyed The Triangle Blog Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was good to see the Greensboro community representing. The Shu, Ed Cone, David Hoggar, Lowana, The Rock and many others






We the willing

We the willing, led by the unqualified, have been doing the unbelievable for so long with so little, we now attempt the impossible with nothing..

Friday, February 11, 2005

Mary White Ovington (NAACP)

Mary White Ovington was born in Brooklyn on 11th April, 1865. Members of the Unitarian Church, her parents were supporters of women's rights and had been involved in anti-slavery movement. Educated at Packer Collegiate Institute and Radcliffe College, Ovington became involved in the campaign for civil rights in 1890 after hearing Frederick Douglass speak in a Brooklyn church.

Ovington responded to the article by writing to Walling and at a meeting in New York they decided to form the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP). The first meeting of the organization was held on 12th February, 1909. Early members included Josephine Ruffin, Mary Talbert, Mary Church Terrell, Inez Milholland, Jane Addams, George Henry White, William Du Bois, Charles Edward Russell, John Dewey, Charles Darrow, Lincoln Steffens, Ray Stannard Baker, Fanny Garrison Villard, Oswald Garrison Villard and Ida Wells-Barnett.

In 1910 Ovington was appointed as executive secretary of the NAACP.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Racial injustice , Economic injustice and Peace ..

Mrs. Coretta Scott King

Rev King interviewed on when he first met Mrs. Coretta Scott King

"I think, on many points she educated me. When I met her she was very concerned about the things we are trying to do now. I never will forget the first discussion we had when we met was the whole question of racial injustice and economic injustice and the question of peace. In her college days she had been actively engaged in movements dealing with these problems. I must admit---I wish I could say-to satisfy my masculine ego, that I led her down this path; but I must say we went down together, because she was as actively involved and concerned when we met as she is now."

Excerpted from "Martin Luther King, Jr. A Personal Portrait", interview with
Arnold Michaelis, 1967.

"These are the same issues that we as a black community face today in 2005. This is so sad but true. Its time for a change..

I'm prepared to make that change! Are you ? ThatsWhatzUp!!"

For click here video..

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Famed Actor and Social Activist Ossie Davis Dead at Age 87

Ossie Davis, an actor distinguished for roles dealing with racial injustice on stage, screen and in real life - and perhaps best known as the husband and partner of actress Ruby Dee - has died at the age of 87. Davis was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in Miami, where he was making a film called "Retirement," according to Arminda Thomas, who works in his office in New Rochelle, N.Y. Davis, who wrote, acted, directed and produced for the theater and Hollywood, was a central figure among black performers of the last five decades.
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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Get Involved Greensboro !!!

Throughout his years of public service, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. encouraged everyone to participate in community service.

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's "Theory of Relativity" to serve. You don't have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant."

Excerpted from "The Drum Major Instinct", a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968. Available on CD and print in A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.


Black History Month

A full appreciation of the celebration of Black History Month requires a review and a reassessment of the social and academic climate that prevailed in the Western world, and especially in North America before 1926 when Black History Month was established.

It is important to recall that between 1619 and 1926, African Americans and other peoples of African descent were classified as a race that had not made any contribution to human civilization. Within the public and private sector, African Americans and other peoples of African descent were continually dehumanized and relegated to the position of non-citizens and often defined as fractions of humans. It is estimated that between 1890 and 1925, an African American was lynched every two and a half days.

African Americans were so dehumanized and their history so distorted in academia that "slavery, peonage, segretation and lynching" were considered justifiable conditions. In fact, Professor John Burgess, the founder of Columbia University graduate school of Political Science and an important figure in American scholarship defined the African race as "a race of men which has never created any civilization of any kind..."

Monday, February 07, 2005


After three decades of fueling the U.S. war on drugs with over half a trillion tax dollars and increasingly punitive policies, our court system is choked with ever-increasing prosecutions of nonviolent drug violations and our quadrupled prison population has made building prisons this nation's fastest growing industry. We have imprisoned more than 2.2 million of our citizens and every year we arrest an additional 1.6 million for nonviolent drug offenses - more per capita than any country in the world. The United States has 5 percent of the population of the world but 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Despite all that, illicit drugs are cheaper, more potent, and easier to get than they were 30 years ago. Meanwhile people are still dying in our streets and drug barons continue to grow richer than ever before. This scenario must be the very definition of a failed policy.