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About The NCC and The Dream

That ship has sailed. But one way to salvage the glory of the storied institution of yesteryear is by working to strengthen our community today…. Next time you’re at the edge of the water, look way into the distance, a little beyond the horizon, the little speck that you see, that’s the Negro Community Centre… a ship that has sailed decades ago. And it’s only fair that someone should convey that message to the cadre of good, well-intentioned individuals and groups who have banded themselves around something called the NCC-Charles H Este committee with a commitment to bringing it back. …

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THE GEORGE FLOYD EFFECT

Racism and Coronavirus COVID-19 Conversations… Novel Thomas Will there be a cure for the man-made viral pandemic, racism, in all its forms once all the talk-ing has ended?When George Floyd had his life squeezed out by police officer Derek Chauvin in that brazen spectacle on May 25, I knew there would be a tumultuous after-math: racism and Coronavirus talk ad nauseam… Over the years of civil rights activism and uprisings it’s how these inci-dents/events have played out. I remember in the 60s and into the 1970s it’s how these social uprisings trig-gered by the same old (let’s say traditional and …

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Life’s Challenges

Let’s be honest… Sometimes life is just hard. I heard someone once say, that the struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow, so we can’t give up hope. We all go through stuff in life…and we sometimes wonder why we have to go through the things that we do and you might even question: is God really with me? Charles Stanley wrote: Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive.
He does not change our painful circumstances. He sustains us through them. God is always with us, …

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“YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT”— Dr. Alwin Spence

If hate is taught, hate will be learned Dr. Alwin Spence One of the duties of adulthood, particularly middle age, is the passing of values to the next generation. Why? Because by this age the focus in most cases is not on the self but on the children and the younger generation. The assumption is that by middle age one would have settled down, raising a family, secure in a permanent job or position, financially stable and now poised enough to turn his or her attention to the up-coming generation, to show, to teach, to demonstrate what has been valuable …

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What about Canada’s other Pandemic?

All must see that like Covid-19, racism is treated with the same alacrity…. Another pandemic of baronial proportions currently grips Canada. Millions are unemployed, and millions more remain sheltered in the confines of their domiciles, as Covid-19 metamorphoses into an economic crisis. However, on a note of profound dolefulness many Canadians have failed to be cognizant of the fact that there has been another pandemic raging in Canada since its founding so many centuries ago. Thousands of Canadians have contracted the highly contagious virus, however in similarity akin to Covid -19 only some experience symptoms. While we struggle to find …

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THE GEORGE FLOYD EFFECT…

Novel THOMAS I have never heard so much talk and discussion about race and racism, descriptions like racialization, racialized peoples, minorities and whatever other terms white people have coined and injected into eve-ryday vernacular to describe nonwhite peoples. Something’s brewing… Could it be the “Change…” Sam Cooke lamented in his 1965 song? These days white people, not all of them, just those with a conscience are run-ning for cover (the brave ones are speaking up) as people/victims of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds with historic generational unresolved grievances perpetrated over centuries (by generations of Europeans in the process of colo-nizing, …

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Call him DR. TEDROS: leading the global charge against COVID-19

Eighth Director General of WHO Three years into his term as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continues to stare down adversity and challenges even as he is called upon to provide scientific leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. leadership to a world stricken by the most devastating pandemic in modern history. As the first African to hold the position, Dr. Tedros, who was born in Asmara, which at that time was in Ethiopia—but is now the capital of Eritrea, blazed a trail of excellence as a internationally …

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SOLICITING THE SLAVES: THE POLITICAL JIM JONES SYNDROME

They’re still taking the slaves for granted as they peddle opportunistic political goods… [It’s true!] Oftentimes we hear the term Black people are not a monolith. Which is perhaps why in the black grouping some are fractious, ethnocentric, flag-waving nationalists, hence invariably malleable and easily manipulated.Generational evidence attest to, and continue to prove that. Hence our perennial disunity; divided we continue to fall, are falling… Our lack of cohesion continues to prove that we’re pliable, easily manipulated and pawned… Here’s evidence. I’m not a loyal CNN viewer by any stretch, but in my home CNN consumes a vast amount of …

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Sleep well!

Make rest and downtime a priority and I know that in time you’ll feel so much better…. Life can be extremely hectic with so many responsibilities and commitments. We spend a lot of time working and staying busy and there’s definitely a time for that, but it’s just as important to give our minds and our bodies a break. Everything in life requires balance. The body needs time to repair and to heal from the daily stressors that we place on it. Sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health and well-being. There are so many health benefits to …

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The importance of giving thanks

Remember kindness It’s time to be grateful and remember what God has done for us. I realize that forgetfulness is a big problem. Some of us have long-term memory and some have short term memory, but these terms have nothing to do with being grateful. Make a choice today to be grateful and to remember to express that gratitude. God has done so many amazing things in our lives; some of the things can be explained while others are completely supernatural. God has used special people to bless your life, and to support you in times of difficulty. Some spouses …

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