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04Jun/17
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Sexy Signs of Astronomy

Sexy Signs of Astronomy
By Thelma Balfour
For all of you Skeptics, who don’t believe in astronomy, here is a short lesson on how you can get more than your share of orgasms just by knowing what the sun signs are people who are swinging from the rafters, try innovative techniques, and trying to please their partners.
Aries the Ram
March 21st to April 19th
Thin-skinned folks beware of this sign if you’re skeptical about soaring with the Eagles, stay away, because an Arian is not squeamish about trying things old or new, and want a partner similarly uninhibited.
Women don’t be surprised by male who will lick your navel, tongue your clitoris, and RAM his penis into your mouth.  If you want your nipples sucked you will get your toes, ears, fingers, and all other extremities sucked as well. Like the Scorpion the Arian has an insatiable appetite that few can satisfy, and once involved with this Dynamic sign, there’s no turning back.  The more you thwart his advances, the more turned on he gets.  Screams of Mercy from pain he inflicts during sex just turn him on; the more you protest, the better he likes it.  You name it—pulling, biting, thrusting, and spanking–he does it all.
For a man involved with an Aries woman, sexual explosion could take place anywhere, including the backseat of a car, an office desk, or even her mother’s house.  Completely sensual and passionate, this woman has a voracious appetite and likes to call the shots in sex, sometimes resorting to thick ropes, leather whips, and spiked heels to gain control.  These women Pride themselves and giving “good head,” but look out for her sharp teeth and fingernails.
Arians are physically attracted to Librans, and their opposites sign, but this combination won’t go far outside the bedroom.  Their compatible signs for Gemini, Leo, Aquarius, and Sagittarius.

Taurus the Bull
April 20 to May 21st
Although there won’t be many group sex or whips and chains, this sign love sex and have an insatiable appetite.  With both the male and the female, we’re talking a straight fuck of the up-and-down variety.
The Taurus man prides himself on being a good lover because he set out to master the art of lovemaking at an early age.  There won’t be much kinkiness with this slow, methodical lover, but the end result is satisfying encounter.  What he lacks in creativity, he makes up tenfold in his ability to “hang in there” (no pun intended) when others fall shorts.  Men are turned on by musty odors, kisses, and light touches to the neck and throat area.  They also adore large asses, preferring these to tits.
The Taurus woman is titillated by hot, wet kisses in/on the mouth and neck, and lots of sucking everywhere.  Her usually flawless skin should be complimented as soon as she discards her clothes, and her body should be treated like a temple. She craves oral sex and is a master (mistress?) at giving head; although she likes to satisfy her partner, don’t expect any unconventional sexual behavior until she gains your trust. Taurus women have an infinity for lesbianism (everyone loves a Taurus!) as well as for nymphomania because they need sex and they need it often.
Scorpio is the opposite sign for Taurus. In fact, these two can barely stay out of the bedroom long enough to eat—food, that is.   Compatible signs include Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn, and Virgo.

Gemini, the Twins
May 22 to June 21
The sign of the twins mean two different personalities, so the wonderful man or the woman that you have sex with last week may be a different person the next. Beware, you may be taking for a ride but then again you may enjoy the trip. You may flirtatiously stroke the hands and arms of a Gemini, only to discover that he or she is running hot and cold at the same time.  Remember, you’re dealing with two distinct personalities–one who enjoys watching his or her partner reaction, and one who’s busy analyzing his or her own performance.
Although the Gemini men often courts prostitute and leans towards bisexuality, he gets a C for performance because he’s more concerned about himself than about his partner’s satisfaction. He loves kinky sex which group because of the chance to have sex with a variety of partners. Don’t be surprised by mirrors on the ceiling and walls, red and blue night-lights in the room, and an assortment of toys–penis extenders, vibrators Ben-wa Balls–because the bed is the Gemini’s playground.
The female Gemini is often the aggressor, seeking more and more satisfaction from sex. Stimulated by a vivid imagination, she too likes games and toys, but revels in spontaneity and surprise. She’s curious rather than kinky, and is easily aroused by body odors: semen, perspiration, soil sheets.
Signs compatible with Gemini include Aquarius, Leo, Libra, and Aries
Cancer, the Crab
June 22 to July 22
Moody, insecure Cancer likes to have nipples, breast, and chest caressed and kissed.   In fact, they are extraordinary kissers themselves. This should come as no surprise since they are the true romantics of the Zodiac and embody the idealistic view of love and sex in that order. They wrote the book on romance, moonlight, and music, so you’ll get no open, raw mind-blowing sex. Proceed with caution.
The woman sexual gratification is just as important as the male as his own.  Let him run the show initially. Restless idealistic sensitive and insecure complex and moody, he takes love seriously, so settle in for a long-term relationship.  A fairly traditional lover, he’s good at foreplay, lingering long and lovingly over the clitoris, which you will stroke to climax. About as kinky as he gets is to dress up in women’s clothes.
The Cancer woman tends to be shy and inhibited, but, once aroused, she is capable of great passion. She likes to stroke her lover’s penis and testicles, as well as to kiss the inside of his thighs before bringing him to climax. These women often masturbate or have sex with lesbians, young boys, or family members.
Compatible signs are Taurus, Pisces, Virgo, and Scorpio

Leo, the Lion
July 23rd to August 22nd
With Leos, you better come prepared for total submission or a less than equal relationship. And if you don’t give pleasure readily, you’re outta there!
Remember the symbolism here: the lion is the king of the jungle and must be treated with respect.  Both sexes want to be in an equal control of lovemaking.  Of course, they must be told how wonderful the encounter was because they are self-assured and work hard and what they enjoy.  The trouble is, if you like lots of foreplay you may be disappointed, because Leos put their energy into the sexual act and the afterplay.
Once aroused, a Leo woman will take the lead and match an aggressive lover stroke for stroke.  When you enter her plush boudoir, you’d better perform or you’ll be thrown out of the Queen’s bee hive never to enjoy her “honey” again.  She made be receptive to a little kinkiness because it alleviates sexual boredom, and may even use a dildo to enter her lover from behind.
Her male counterpart is a tiger in the bed and doesn’t like a tease; he expects his partner to be ready and willing whenever he wants her, which is most of the time.  A Leo, like a Gemini, loves to screw with the lights on, not for anatomy purposes, but so you can admire his body.  A Leo man is the most unconventional when it comes to sticking to the rules of “pajama game,” so sit back, relax, and enjoy the erotic roller coaster ride.
Aquarius is Leo opposite sign.  This combination may work for a while as passion seeks new heights, but over the long haul it won’t last.  Compatible signs are Aries Gemini Sagittarius and Libra

Virgo, the Virgin
August 23 to September 22
With a Virgo, there won’t be any hot, romantic, impromptu interludes on the beaches, in the back seat of cars, or in a swimming pool, but if you’re looking for commitment, you’ve hit the jackpot!
The erogenous zones of Virgo includes the stomach and the lower chest, so gentle rubbing during a shower and sex will steam up any bathroom or bedroom. Virgos have an infinity for cleanliness, so a shower before sex is a good idea.  They are also realists and traditionalists who find unconventional sex contrary to their prudish nature.  They’re more responsive to marriage or long-term relationship, and  they have decided to have sex, the encounter is well worth the wait.         You can’t jump right into bed with this sign, but don’t misunderstand these are not monks or nuns were talking about.  You won’t have any wild, kinky, or crazy days or any late-night carousing in bars; sex play will be orderly, methodical, and scheduled, just like his/her life.  She has some sexual hang-ups and prefers the missionary position, but she’ll do a lot to please a lover and enjoys mutual masturbation.
He knows the female body and can really turn a woman on, but tends to be fairly conventional unless stimulated by an imaginative partner.  This male has good potential, but sometimes gets sidetracked into voyeurism, masturbation, and sexual obsessions.
A Virgo fits best with a Capricorn, Taurus, Cancer, or Scorpio

Libra, the Scales
September 23 to October 23
Libra’s decisiveness will drive you crazy!!!!  This sign is one of the kinkiest of the kinky, especially the Libra woman.  The symbol is the scales, which usually means weighing the pros and cons of life and sex.
The Libra man has the art of making love down to a fine science, but he sometimes get lost in the foreplay, forgetting about the” play”.  He will sip champagne from your navel or insert objects into your vagina and released them at the point of orgasm.  But don’t rush the man, because Librans love to play in bed all day and most of the night.  He can be dramatic and his approach; he’ll begin with a intimate candlelight dinner (which he prepared!) and champagne, followed by a bath with you, massage, and “dessert.”
The woman of this sign has unusual control of the vagina muscles and can constrict them to bring her partner to orgasm. She’ll take it slow and easy, while she explores your body.  In bed, she’s willing and ready to do what’s needed, and she’ll try anything once.
The opposite sign for Libra is Aries, and the Aries/Libra combination is “hot to trot” in the bedroom but unless this pair comes up with something stimulating, a long-term commitment is not in the cards.  They are most compatible with Leos, Sagittarians, Aquarians, and Gemini.

Scorpio, the Scorpion
October 24 to November 21

If you’re looking for kinky sex, you come to the right person, but you better understand what you’re getting into, because there’s no turning back once you involved with a Scorpion.  While most people are satisfied with two orgasms, a Scorpion wants twelve!
“Sex”  is the key word here.  The Scorpio man or woman is totally obsessed with it.  By that I mean how to get it and more of it,  how to keep it, and how to improve on it.   Nothing is taboo to them, and, once aroused, they’ll perform anytime and anyplace.  When in bed,  they mean business, and they must satisfy their insatiable appetite for sex.  They will use electric devices, props, and whips without hesitation, and they love cunnilingus and fellatio. Soft caresses are out; he’s an animal in bed and she’ll scratch ’til you holler.
One man Scorpion told me that he makes preparations for sexual encounters weeks in advance, choosing just the right music and lighting.  But once intercourse begins, he enjoys six or seven encounters a night, making his companions beg for mercy.  The goal of a Scorpion is to totally possess has mate, both physically and mentally, so proceed with caution.  Don’t tease unless you plan to deliver, because Scorpions will rape if attempts at sex are thwarted by their companions.
The Scorpio woman is daring and experimental, and she’ll do anything to prolong sex, from using vibrators and dildos to popping your behind with a whip.  Boring routines and methodical schedules are not her cup of tea because she brings intensity to all her sexual encounters.  This woman is active in bed and likes to gain control by mounting her partner.
A Scorpion’s best bet is someone born before the sign of Cancer, Pisces, Capricorn, or Virgo

Sagittarius, the Archer
November 22 to December 21
Never think you can totally possess a Sagittarian.  They are flirts by nature and will move from person to person without a thought.  They are adventurous and free-spirited.  Their erogenous zones are hips, thighs, and all areas in between.
The male of this sign are happy-go-lucky type who view sex as play.   They have a liberal attitude towards life and love.  I once knew a dentist who has very little sex as a teenager, so, as an adult, he saw nothing wrong with caring on two and three affairs at the same time.  Nothing embarrasses the Sagittarian; he turned on by body odors and he loves gadgets like dildos in the bedroom.  Let’s get something straight now, a Sag man is his own person and will always be a bachelor even when he’s married.
The Sagittarian woman loves to screw out of doors, and she prefers the man-on-top arrangement.  Although she likes the appetizers, she was to move as quickly as possible to the main course; once at the table, however, she likes to linger over the entrée.  She doesn’t like to experiment, and frequently move from man to man in search of sexual gratification.  Her free spirit can lead her to lesbianism and bestiality.
Compatible signs are Libra, Leo, Aquarius, and Aries.

Capricorn, the Goat
December 22 to January 19
Capricorns are self-absorbed and are more interested in the sexual act itself then in the sexual partner.  They want to dominate in the bedroom because control is important to them.  Outwardly, they seem quite cold, but that’s only a defense mechanism; once aroused, they are rough and sadistic eager to use paddles, whips, or vibrators for their sexual pleasure.
A Capricorn woman doesn’t like to be surprised in bed;  she wants to know what to expect. And don’t worry about a lot of preliminaries, because getting her aroused requires just a few nibbles on the ear and navel.  A traditionalist who prefers the missionary position, she can be turned on, however, by cunnilingus, but doesn’t want to perform fellatio.  A screamer, scratcher, biter, and spanker,  she has a strong sex drive and likes prolonged lovemaking.  As her partner, you’re in for a very long night!
The Capricorn man prides himself on his stamina and his ability to satisfy a woman.  Don’t make the mistake, however, of trying to lead the goat, because he won’t tolerate it.  Instead, let him take the lead.  This man is easily aroused when everything is in place: slow, seductive music, soft lights turned low, and an exotic setting.  He can be sadistic, though, sometimes resorting to simulated rape, and he prefers to climax by anal penetration.
S/he mates best with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, or Scorpio.

Aquarius, the Water Bear
January 20 to February 18
Men and women of this sign are highly experimental, and will add bisexuality, homosexuality, and lesbianism to their repertoire.  They move slowly in a relationship, but don’t let this fool you; once  these innovators of the sex world are aroused, watch out!!!!  They will do anything to please their lovers, even setting their own pleasure aside in order to please their mates.  Like the Scorpion, nothing is taboo to the Aquarian.
The Aquarius male can get bogged down in  foreplay because he’s a slow, considerate lover, but climax with him is worth waiting for.  He’s a “no holds barred” kind of man, who quickly gets bored with routine sex.  A real doctor of love, he likes French ticklers and tasty sprays; he’ll take two or three sex partners at the same time; and likes the taste of honey on the clitoris and lemon oil on the nipples.
The woman is a slow starter, but, once aroused, she’s extremely creative and imaginative because she loves variety.  She is very sympathetic and giving in a relationship, so is sometimes attracted to impotent men, lonely women, and unhappy husbands.  Idealistic and courageous, she is the most sexually liberated of women, and will do anything and everything for love.  In relationship, she is very tender, warm, and compassionate; consequently, she is often exploited by men who misread her romantic nature.
The Aquarian is drawn to those born under Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Libra

Pisces, the Fish
February 19th to March 20th
Pisceans enjoy sex to the fullest; they are very creative in the bed and are more cooperative in trying innovative types of sex. They will do just about anything short of death to please their partners.  Their apparent shyness and timidity is only a front, for, once the door is closed, they’ll take you on the adventure of a lifetime. On the darker side Pisceans sometimes join sex cults, become prostitutes or engage in long-term master/slave relationships.
Attractive, intelligent, and charismatic, the male is extremely passionate, self-indulgent, and sensitive to others. Although he likes to take the lead in bed, he likes an experienced, sexually demanding woman who will make all of his erotic fantasies come true. He’s definitely a foot man; a mate will drive him wild by massaging his feet and sucking his toes.
The Pisces woman is sexually liberated and will do anything–wear outrageous costumes, endure bondage, give a tongue bath, lie under a “golden shower”– to please her lover. Easily turned on by erotic settings and erotic games, she is a passionate woman who enjoys sex to the fullest and will sometimes use her body to get what she wants.
Capricorn Taurus Cancer and Scorpio are compatible signs.

04Jun/17
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You decide, Fact or Fiction

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You decide, Fact or Fiction….clips of short stories for our readers

There will be a series of clips from short stories that will be printed over a period of time. Some are fact, some are fiction, and the fun is reading each one to determine which is true and which is not. Whether fact or fiction, the clips will entertain and intrigue. Go ahead; take a moment to see if you can decide if this month’s submission is Fact or Fiction…

WELCOME TO THE CHANGE OF LIFE

I know you have heard this saying at least once in your life.” Never judge a book by it cover”. This story called life has many turns and twist that can either make or break you. I can say truthfully, I began this journey early, and learning the meaning of “If a task has once begun never leave it until it’s done, be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all” as stated by my grandmother.

Going up from birth to 5 years old I really couldn’t tell you to much about my life. Never seen any type of pictures even as a little baby around the house. I don’t remember much about my childhood life at all. It’s so sad I can’t even tell you what schools I attended either. My life really began when I turned 12 years old. Just to be honest there are little things I can remember. Such as my mother having another baby when I was around 6 years old. See I’ve been the baby for years and she decided to have another baby with another man. They looked so beautiful sitting around holding and playing with him. I wasn’t feeling this new baby thing at all.

I remember one Christmas night my brother and I was made to go to bed. Mom allowed the new baby which was about 3 now stay up. It was so loud and he was playing his new drum set he had got for Christmas. As I was lying in bed I was thinking how I wish he wasn’t here. I asked my mother if I could use the bathroom because I had a plan. She yelled and said “YES” and get back in that bed. I walked around looking at the adults in the kitchen drinking having a good time. I stopped and took my baby brother drum stick and put in down his throat. I then ran back to the bed I had to share with my other two brothers. I had no idea the baby mouth was bleeding until my mother started screaming for us to come to her. Well my brothers told her it was me that caused him to bleed out his mouth. She beat me until she closed my left eye and I had to miss school for a couple of days.

I then remember around the age of 12 years old. I was ironing clothes and he came pulling on me and wouldn’t stop. I took the iron while it was very hot and stuck it on the side of his leg. Well you already know mom coming again this time with a nice thick paddle. She beat me again this time on my ass which felt like two asses when I sit down. My mother had 8 children 4 boys and 4 girls and I was number 6 as well as the baby girl. I never understood why we had no pictures of us growing up not one. My mother didn’t spend that much time with us due to her working all the time.

I hated the little blue house we were raised in. This house was so damn ruggedly and I was ashamed to have my friends come over. The cabinets falling apart and couldn’t hold anything in them. Roaches was everywhere in the house where you couldn’t never put nothing down on the tables or dressers. We didn’t have hot water to take a bath. We had to put big ass pots on the stove to heat the water. Rust was in the water and to wash something white was out of the question. It would turn yellow even when you use bleach it wouldn’t help. I had just turned 12 years old when I started my cycle. I cried asking my mother why she started my cycle at that time using the word period. I told my mother I wasn’t ready to start bleeding yet as I stood in front of her crying. She looked at me and said to me girl I didn’t put you on your period! She told me to go in the room to talk with my older sisters. She went on to tell me they will tell me what to do and use. It was never explained to me what a menstruation, period or a cycle was by my mother.

At the age of 12 my sister taught me how to use a tampon. Well at this age using tampons was a bad idea because it got stuck. I had to take a trip to the emergency room so that they could pull it out. Because of that hurtful experience I started using the pads instead. Well Pads wasn’t brought in our house because my sisters used tampons. I remember at times not having the pads so I used toilet paper anything except tampons. That was the wrong idea because the tissue started falling from under my clothes. Some days I can remember using white socks, cutting up white shirts anything not to use tampons. My mother didn’t have money like that and I couldn’t keep asking for it. My mother always made it clear she wasn’t made of money. To keep her from yelling and cussing I did what I had to do for myself. I started going to church from Sunday School, Evening service and Night service. I fell in love going to church until I was at church every time the door was opened. Church was my safe heaven I found peace of mind I enjoyed begin there. I hated when church was over because I had to go home.

Around the ages between 13 and 15 years old. I always was at church singing and leading service I so loved it. I didn’t have the clothes to go to church, however I went and have the same clothes on every Sunday. A lady at the church folks called her sister Johnson. She saw I loved doing things at church but didn’t have the clothes. She took me by the hand and took me shopping along with her only daughter. Not only did she buy things for me she also took me to the hair salon to get my hair done. In my minded she was doing things that my mother should be doing for me. Just know I never told anyone how I felt about anything my mother was or wasn’t doing for me. I was learning so much about the Bible and who God was at an early age. Going to school wasn’t easy either growing up with 8 of us in a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom house. I went to school every morning smelling like kerosene and mildew from the smell in our house. We only had one kerosene heater that was burning only at night. During the night if you had to go to the bathroom it was so damn cold. Just know we didn’t have a toilet in our bathroom. We had to use a 10pound bucket and my mother didn’t care who used it. Just know it had to be cleaned at all time or she would start beating everybody ass.

I remember my 7th grade year in school attending Eugene J Bulter middle school. It seems as if my world became much harder than I thought. I was so angry with the world and fought all the time. I can remember how I struggled so hard in math feeling so dumb sitting in class. It had gotten to the point I just started skipping that class every day. See my mother never taught me how to count numbers nor add them together. She felt it was the teachers job to teach me what I needed to know when I got there. I wasn’t taught how to read or write from home I learned a lot on my own. When I heard the word “GOALS” I had no clue what people were talking about. See when I saw people eating shrimps and steak I thought they were RICH. See by the time I had gotten to middle school it gotten harder the work I mean. When I look at life now the word “DRESS CODE’ or ‘NAME BRAND’ items. I knew we really didn’t have much, however what we did have. I can say my mother made sure we were cleaned and looked healthy going to school.

Growing up I can’t remember going to a doctor or to the dentist. If I even had my eyes checked it was done only at school. After a while it left 2 sisters and 2 brothers in the house. You would have thought things would have gotten better with money. Nope things were about the same as if all us still lived in the same house. Then I remember my oldest brother moving out to live with his godparents. He could stand the way we were living in the house and he felt living with them would be better. So now it’s down to 3 girls including me and 1 brother living in the house. We were made to mop every Monday, Wednesday and Friday plus we had to wash clothes outside. We had to hang the clothes outside on a line and just know if a bird shit on them or they hit the ground. We would have to rewash them the same day it happened. When it was time for us to take our baths we would have to put pots on the stove for hot water. Every eye on the stove wasn’t working so we had to keep putting them on until we had enough for the tub to get a bath. The inside of the tub was rusty and the water turned as soon as we put it in the tub.

Even when we washed our white clothes they would turn yellow from the water and rust. The kitchen cabinets were so raggedy we didn’t have doors on them yet we always had a house full of cousins. Because of the stove with only two burners working at the time. It took so long for us to eat dinner at night yet mom always made a meal. Just know if you didn’t want what she was cooking. You either ate it or went to bed hungry so of course I went to bed without eating. Breakfast was cereal with can milk that she added water and we had chickens but I hate eating the eggs. I can go on and on about the food in the house just thank God we had a choice.

*Thank you for taking a moment to read this writer’s submission. Have you decided if this is fact or fiction? Comment below and let us know your thoughts. After all the comments are collected the writer will disclose all the information needed to prove fact or fiction.

24Feb/16
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Black Lives Do Not Matter

 

 

 

Black Lives Do Not Matter

 

When is enough really enough? Sometimes pain is necessary. Sometimes you have to break the bone then reset it to ensure proper healing. A reminder is at times needed to shake off contentment. More often than not kindness is usually regarded as weakness. Passiveness is used against the non-violent. These are things we already know. We know times are bad or even worse, they’re crazy.

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Lately there’s been more noise than usual about police brutality in our nation. More noise than heard in almost 50 years, but is the noise enough. How effective are the old tactics nowadays – if ever they were. Changes are made in paperwork being legislation and laws. These changes are the talk of the day, but what progress is being made concerning police brutality?

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Dogs, batons, water hoses, guns … These were used in 1963 against people not yet even twenty years of age. Over half a century later and recorded killings of blacks due to police hands are higher than ever. Fifty-three years later and the Voter’s Rights Act that those teens were marching for has been gutted and repealed. Bloody Sunday in Selma, where people were beaten by police and hospitalized in 1965 not even fifty years passed before what they were persecuted for is nearly abolished. What “progress” has really been made?

 

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Now , 2016 …. We face a situation that must be dealt with , it’s been ignored long enough. Last year a study by The Washington Post tallied almost 2 officer involved shootings per day. That’s more than twice the rate the government had recorded over the past decade. At the same time over the last two decades police fatalities, injuries, and assaults are dropping steadily. It’s becoming more safe for officers and more dangerous for citizens at the hands of officers.

An American citizen is eight times more likely to be killed by police than a terrorist, including Isis. Currently there’s a murder at the hands of police every eight hours.

When did this become ok? How is our justice system this corrupt, yet unmeasurably unopposed. The fact is we have been holding the truth in our hands for years. Blacks have been speaking on police issues over 60 years yet they were ignored, because it was happening to “them” and not “us”. The biggest evidence that black lives don’t matter is the fact that after televised abuse and dogs feeding on the skin of black teenagers we had to wait six decades to even be able and say “Black Lives Matter” then be heard. African-Americans are three times more likely to be killed than whites or any other minority. African-Americans are twice as likely to be killed by police while unarmed.

 

This is not new. This is not a phenomenon. This has been happening since 1704 when the first slave patrols were instituted to recapture runaway slaves. Lots of slave patrols actually became police departments in America. From their beginning police in the United States were established to control blacks and recapture runaway slaves. This explains the psychological effects the badge can have on someone, power drunkenness and loss of moral compass. Misconduct complaints are filed on average against 205,200 police officers a year. The court cases to defend these officers are an expense of taxpayers, 1.8 billion dollar annual cost.

The money aside for a second , there is a systemic issue that helps understand why we have the highest amount of civilian deaths at the hands of police officers and also the highest incarceration rate, 2.3 million with 1 million being black according to NAACP.

 

These numbers represent one of the few areas still left that America leads the world in. It’s unacceptable, but yet we accept it everyday. We accept the fact that it takes 1,000 citizens to be killed by police before one indictment is handed down. We now must indict the system. We the people must look at the rate of prosecution for police and demand more. This atmosphere of “kill and get away with it” has to finally be put to an end. The same thing that was on signs over 50 years ago remains on them today, these tactics are not working – never really have. Why ? They don’t really care about us. A recent Princeton study of 1,800 public policies over the last twenty years shows that the wants of the average American only have a minuscule insignificant effect of policies that are enacted. Government is owned by big business, so our demands fall on ears stuffed with hundred dollar bills. We the people have to indict the system that allows this perversion to rot away our trust in a government we pay taxes to. We are not truly represented in any of the 3 branches of government.

 

 

 

 

We the people indict the system for murder in the first degree.

We the people indict the system for miscarriage of justice.

We the people indict the system for perjury.

We the people indict the system for prejudice and discrimination.

We the people indict the system for cruel and unusual punishment.

 

1.2 million law enforcement officials occupy the United States of America.

In 2015, 1,202 people were killed by them. In 2014, 1,110 killed also. We have a case to be heard. Evidence to be presented;

 

Exhibit A: for the people: In a recent survey of police officers in America 43% stated “always following the rules is not compatible with getting the job done.” This speaks to how duties are conducted when the shift begins. A man heading out in the squad car with this outlook on his job is more prone to cutting corners and bending any rule.

 

Exhibit B: The same study found 588,000 officers feel for a criminal to be punished they must take the law into their own hands.

Vigilante mentality occupies nearly half of our entire police force. No thoughts on justice or fair trial first. A mind set like this is what leads a traffic stop to a crime scene.

 

Exhibit C: 52% agree it is not unusual for officers to turn a blind eye to improper conduct of officers, 300,000 have actually witnessed other officers profiling and didn’t report it.

Those vigilante officers are enabled by comrades whose silence is their muted form of participation. Accessories to the crimes committed, oath breakers themselves as they watch their brothers become corrupt in front of them.

 

Exhibit D: The fact the United States government has been found guilty in court for the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on December 8, 1999.

The conspiracy was proven in court and unanimously found guilty by 12 jurors. One of the greatest examples of a Christian, of an American, and of a man that we have in modern times was systematically conspired against and taken away from us by our very own government. The evidence shows that our case holds and that an indictment is past due.

 

No laws enacted, no legislation passed, no changes made. Our tactics no longer have even the smallest effect on how politics plays out today. Presidential candidates can speak on it and entertainment can exploit it, but we need more then conversation now. Actions speak louder always – now they’re the only thing that speak at all. Federal investigations into Ferguson and Chicago show us enough proof that there are clear and present racial motivations behind over half of the police stops conducted. Blacks and minorities are intentionally targeted to secure funds and make quotas for officers. We the people of this great nation can not stand for this. This can not be tolerated or allowed to persist. La’Quan McDonald, a boy killed in Chicago by police after being shot 16 times. His family had to wait over a year for charges to be filed against the police because audio on the dash cams had been intentionally tampered with. The minor changes made to better protect the 99% aren’t given a chance to be effective.

 

We the people are dying.

We the people are not being heard.

We are not being seen.

 

IAM MEN

This is now at a point where it’s our fault. We have yet to update our tactics, we have yet to try new matters to garner attention. Misconduct continues to grow in more areas than just brutality. Sexual assault is the second highest form and growing. Whether it be the raping of 13 black women or forcing prostitues to have sex while all while on duty like in Oklahoma and Nashville respectively. These cases are becoming more frequent, yet and still no changes made. How many deaths must we literally see, last words heard, gasps for breath denied. At what point is it the fault of the people because of our own fear? When is it our responsibility more than the department’s? When is it on is to do more .. More than marches, sit-ins, die-ins, and signs. Are these just our way to act like we have a say so – to act like we care? These redundancies; are they from lack of leadership or courage? Have we lost our heart, has our spirit been quieted forever? Resigning ourselves to a life lived in the shadows, where we have to tell our children to be careful because of their color then not having an answer when they ask is why it is the way it is. Have we accepted this second rate way of life – the tiny 99%

 

There are only tyrants when people enjoy tyranny at some level of society. There is only justice when people no longer seek justice to be absolute. Sometimes the pain is necessary to remind people of their power. Sometimes the pain is required to awaken sleeping Giants. We the people have a case to indict those that are meant to serve the public. Public servants are there to ensure we are respected, protected, and informed. If there is failure in this then reform and change is needed immediately.

 

When the people that built a nation are the target of that nation what does that say about the morals and principles of said nation? When the people that contributed inventions, labor, blood, tears, and countless babies on a countries behalf are not respected and acknowledged for such sacrifices made then those people must ensure by their own means that those sacrifices are remembered and paid the appropriate appreciation. We the people have failed. Failed our ancestors, our children, and ourselves. We have failed to be all we can be. We, the children of God, have failed for the last time. An indictment is to be handed down – from the citizens of the United States of America to the government. We demand acknowledgment, change, and reform. Due process to a speed trial is demanded. It’s been long enough – from Fredrick Douglas , Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Hutton, all the way to Sandra Bland. Enough has been enough. When will black lives finally matter? More importantly, why haven’t

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black lives mattered from the beginning … Why are black lives hated so much?

 

Journalist- Brandon Alexander
Dedicated to the parents of the forgotten , may they live forever

 

 

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Movie Review: War Room

Maybe you saw it ! You did go to see it didn’t you? Well, you need to! Yes, you owe it to yourself to see the best movie I’ve seen in decades and trust me when I say that I love my movies! Yes, of course, I’m talking about “War Room.” What other movie could I possibly be talking about on this level?

 

War Room

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Directed by           Alex Kendrick

  • Stephen Kendrick
  • Produced by                   Gary Wheeler
  • Alex Kendrick
  • Written by               Stephen Kendrick
  • Priscilla Shirer
  • Starring           T.C. Stallings
  • Karen AbercrombieCinematography Bob M. Scott
  • Music by       Paul Mills
  • Steve Hullfish
  • Edited by                       Alex Kendrick
  • Affirm Films
  • Production Kendrick Brothers companies Productions
  • Provident FilmsWar Room’ is a 2015 American Christiandrama filmdirected by  Alex Kendrickand cowritten and produced by his brother Stephen Kendrick.This film reaffirms the core teaching known by just a handful that prayer needs to be staged and prepared for much like combat does in a military ‘War Room‘ environment where life and death can hang in the balance.Of course, nobody saw me shed a tear [at least not those who weren’t in my row.]”Kendrick brothers, you are wrong for that!Here’s the scene: Its time for you to fight Elizabeth. Its time for you to fight THE REAL ENEMY You gotta love it! At least I did but what is all of this “War Room” stuff about anyway? Man, you’re asking all of the great questions! My friend, it is about prayer, open communication between you and the one who made you. No silly, not your parents; God, your creator and sustainer! The War Room is about opening up and keeping clear and free lines of communication between you and Jesus Christ our Lord as your savior and redeemer. It is about having the barracks of your heart and soul in constant connection with headquarters.   from “WAR ROOM” …. My friend, could it be my that the reason that so many of our lives might look like ‘war torn’ battle grounds demolished by enemy tactics is because so very few of us regularly spend time in the ‘War Room?”“What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.” My friend, could it be that prayer, to be brutally honest is not something that most of us really seem to make much time for or tend to practice much in today’s times [unless of course, there is a declared state of national or personal emergency?]Could we be honest about most of our churches?In fact, if you ran a survey throughout most churches today you would discover that the PRAYER SERVICE is the least participated service of the entire church!This fact, just goes to show us how desperately in trouble we are and how much we have fallen.On one occasion, his disciples had seen his own lifestyle, passion and power of his prayers and they asked him to teach them how to pray. Look at Jesus’ personal instruction to them that still serves as a powerful model today:”And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.8“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9In this manner, therefore, pray:       Hallowed be Your name.       Your will be done       11Give us this day our daily bread.         12And forgive us our debts,         As we forgive our debtors.       For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.Text “prayerpower” 40691 Prayer then, is nothing something to just read about or talk about. It’s something to practice on a regular basis.Yes, we need to invite God into our lives through prayer and get his divine intervention employed in our war like scenarios. However, he won’’ come in unless we invite him.“God I cant make it without YOU! I NEED YOU to show up and show out in my life. God, I’m tired and exhausted from doing my thing…..please forgive me, wash me, clean me up, demonstrate your power in my life…. And have your way!”If you would like to join the “Joshua Generation” in our online prayer meetings held on the first three days of every month [1st, 2nd and 3rd] please do the following and we’ll get you the information you need.Text “WarRoom” 40691 There are no numbers missing.”
  • We’ll hope to meet you in our very own online “War Room.”
  • [Note: no spaces in the spelling and the # to text is what is referred to as a “short code.
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  • We meet ONLINE for prayer @ 530am central on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of each month.
  • Brother s and sisters, you owe it to yourself to make prayer a very essential part of your lifestyle on both a personal and public level. “War Room” has inspired me to take my own prayer ministry a lot more seriously. I sure hope you go out of your way to watch it and share it with others who may be inspired in this areas as I have been on a personal level.
  • Prayer then, is our invite to God. Prayer is our humble request. It is our saying to him,
  • The movie “War Room” teaches us that whether you are experiencing battle ground fatigue in your marriage, relationships, finances, health or just life in general; the solution is the same; we need to PRAY!
  • Ladies and gentlemen, let’s face it; we can have all of the teaching and instruction in the world about prayer but if we don’t ‘drop down’ on our knees to practice it, it’s all for naught.
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  • To Hear A Message About How You Go To Higher Ground By Applying This Prayer Model In Your Own Life:
  • 14“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  •        13And do not lead us into temptation,         But deliver us from the evil one.
  •        On earth as it is in heaven.
  •        10Your kingdom come.
  •        Our Father in heaven,
  • 6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
  • MATTHEW 6:5-18
  • Consider this, our Lord Jesus himself, was a man of very passionate prayer wasn’t he? Now, if Jesus prayed as much as he did as ‘the only begotten Son of God,’ then why wouldn’t we?
  • It’s critical that you get this. How could it be that perhaps the most ESSENTIAL ministry in the church is also the most NEGLECTED ministry at the same time?
  • § We’ve ADDED a few PROGRAMS § But we’ve DELETED so much PRAYER!
  • Tragically, this lack of prayer is not just limited to a personal level. We even find a lack of prayer in most congregations. Yes, sadly the very places that should be “houses of prayer” very seldom are.
  • [written by Joseph M. Scriven / composed by Charles Crozat Converse]
  • What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
  • Do you remember the old lyrics from the hymnal that you would probably here sung from time to time but not nearly as much now?
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  • Personally speaking, here’s what I’ve found to be true about prayer. Prayer is our surest pathway to higher ground. It is our 24-7 hotline to get in touch with headquarters, particularly the commander in chief of all of our human affairs. In my opinion, prayer makes us stand up a little bit taller seeing that we will never be any taller than when we are on our knees in prayer.
  • Its time for you to TAKE OFF THE GLOVES and DO IT.”
  • Its time for you to fight for your marriage
  • “You need to do your fighting in prayer. And you need to kick the real enemy out of your home …. with the word of God!
  • What was my favorite part of the “War Room?” Great question. It’s really hard to say because there were so many great parts but there is this one part when the seasoned, wise prayer warrior and widow, Miss Clara Williams [played by Karen Abercrombie] speaks heart and soul staring into the eyes of Elizabeth Jordan, a discouraged wife, mother and professional realtor who has all but lost faith [played by Priscilla Shirer] and it sort of kind of gave me that feeling that you might have gotten when you first saw “Rocky” running up the endless set of steps right before his big fight!
  • Okay I’ll tell you. There were so many powerful parts in the movie. In fact, the movie as a whole demonstrated the Kendrick’s ‘spiritual giftedness’ in pulling out every emotion there is in a man out of him in public and in the most embarrassing way possible.”
  • This dynamic, classic is the 5th film produced by the Kendrick brothers but their very first project produced through their own Kendrick Brothers Productions.
  • Distributed by        TriStar Pictures

 

Paster MEL

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of JoshuaGenerationRadio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

www.pastormelkeyes.com

info@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

 

 

 

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“Discipline or Disqualification? Discipline is Better!”

I Corinthians 9:24-27 [NKJV] “ Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.   But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

 

The thrill of the game, the adrenalin rush, the pulse pounding impact of the watching the last few moments of a close game between rival teams. The spike in blood pressure; the blood curdling and agonizing scream you hear when our team loses …you would think that folk were playing the game themselves.

 

Yes, SPORTS … if not yourself, the average guy you know loves sports. Get this … with no compensation of any kind and with no physical value being obtained from it whatsoever, most of your friends are hooked on sports like powerful drugs! In fact, depending on the season, may I suggest that some of your friends may even live for the game!

 

Think of all of the time and money spent on one’s favorite sport and what they will do just to support or connect with their favorite athlete or team. For most of us our connection to sports starts pretty early in life. Whether “pee wee” league or intramural level, many of us tend to take our sports pretty serious.

 

Gratefully, if you watch them closely, there are so many powerful, life lessons that can be learned from the athlete and regardless of sport, one thing the athlete teaches us is how to utilize discipline in our lives.

 

See it is the athlete’s daily dose of disciple that keeps him from becoming disqualified. So, with this thought in mind, can we change sports for just a moment?

 

The sport for now is life and if you don’t mind I need to ask you a few serious questions to see what kind of athlete you really are:

 

How are you playing your game? Are you even in the game or are you still on the bench? [Out of fellowship]

Are you studied up on your winning plays? [Bible study]

Have you been coming to practice and grinding it out like you are supposed to or have you been taking short cuts? [Sin]

Are you a team player or has it been all about YOU? [Pride]

How’s your diet? Are you eating the right things; body , soul and spirit?[Meditation]

What kind of godliness in your life are you exercising? Have you set proper boundaries to maintain favor with God and man? Are you doing what it takes to earn the respect of your family, friends and those who depend on you? [Real fans]

Do you keep yourself in check with proven, winning strategies or do you let anything go in your life? How do you handle those temptations that run across your mind from time to time? How do you handle your own shadows? Your own past? Your own secrets? Your own skeletons? Your own insecurities? [Humility & Accountability]

 

 

See, there’s a lot of stuff that can get you disqualified from the game …. How will you handle those?

 

Before I go, allow me to offer you this thought; no matter how uncomfortable it may seem, stay with the discipline! Know this; All great athletes do and it will be no different with you. In fact, being disciplined will even be more important for you in life than it will be for your favorite athlete in the game! Make no mistake about it, you will always have the MOST to win or lose and YOU will always be the real star.

 

So, I say to you, let your light shine bright as it ought to and as long as it has been ordained to by living with discipline that at times may seem painful.

 

The reality, however is that you can choose discipline or disqualification BUT discipline is BETTER!

 

Stay in the game CHAMP.

 Paster MEL

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of JoshuaGenerationRadio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

www.pastormelkeyes.com

info@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

 

 

 

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13Sep/15
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Book Reader’s Spotlight: Angie Christine

Angie Christine was born in Brooklyn New York to the Late Johnny Hitt Jr. and the late Betty Hitt. As a youngster Angie would gather her friends at her house and tell them stories she would make up on her own. She appeared in a commercial for a local record store in Manhattan called Disco Mat back in the late 70’s. As she got older and went to high school she was performing, and writing for her dramatic arts class at Sheepshead Bay highschool in Brooklyn Ny. After college she joined the NYPD police force in Brooklyn and decided to leave New York after 9-11 . Divorced and raising a daughter, Angie moved to Newport News Virginia to start a new life. Angie Chirstine decided to write her first book after the closing of her employment at Circuit City. In 2009, “The Fireman” was released and everyone loved the story. She decided to release another book titled Opposites Attract. In April 2010, she and a friend headed south to Atlanta Georgia to the Monique Show where she presented the actress and talk show host with copies of her books. Monique gave Angie the biggest hug and shedded a tear because of the fact that Angie added her to her dedication page in her second book. Her 3rd book titled “Tantalizing Pleasures” is also a big hit.
 
“Tantalizing Pleasures” is an erotic story of 2 people who fell in love for the right reasons. Are you ready to be tantalized?  Rebecca was raised in the midwest and decided to move to the Big Apple…..New York City after she graduated from college. Rebecca is a stock broker working at the famous Wall Street stock exchange building. One morning a tall Marine who had come back from Iraq came there to ring the morning bell. He was a hero that saved some of his squad from death. That morning was the best thing that happened to Rebecca and from that day on the rest was nothing but the greatest love affair anyone would die for.  

Angie Christine is currently working on her 4th book titled “The Fireman’s Revenge”, which is the sequel to the first book “The Fireman”
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SM: Hello, how are you? Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share with our audience.

AC: Thank you so much for having me as a guest.

SM: How would you describe your experience as a writer? You left your career as a Nypd officer to pursue a writing career, how do they compare?

AC: I love every aspect of being an author. Sometimes it can be challenging to convince people to purchase your book when you’re not out there in the social media like Terry McMillan or Steve Harvey or even Steven King. No one would have any 2nd thoughts to purchasing their books because of who they are…….people are starting to get to know Angie Christine little by little now. Once someone let’s me know how great my book was i would tell them to go spread the word. Word of mouth travels faster than mail.

SM: Which book to date would you say is your favorite, and why?

AC: Well first and foremost the Bible is my first love. In fact i still carry the Bible my parents recieved from the church that married them 54 years ago, but my favorite book of what I wrote is Tantalizing Pleasures. This book is my 3rd. The reason why I picked this book is because I see alot of myself in the character name Rebecca in the book.

SM: Have you shared any of your revelations in any of your book? Have any of them been based on a true story?

AC: Well in Tantalizing Pleasures the main character Rebecca fell madly in love with a Sgt. who was a Marine. I once dated a military guy but he was in the Army. I changed the branch because I love Marines….lol.   The story had bits and pieces of the military guy that I dated but I won’t reveal which ones. Tantalizing Pleasures wasn’t based on a true story though.

SM: What was your experience like on the Monique Show?  Is she as down to earth in person as she is on the big screen?

AC: Seeing Monique was a dream come true. I am such a big fan of hers and I think they need to put her show back on television. Alot of people can relate to her. She didn’t grow up rich and she battled a weight problem. The media always thinks skinny is better, but she flipped the script to show the world that she is just as talented as someone who is skinny.

SM: Tell me about your 4th book The Firemans Revenge.

AC: It’s about a guy who is a seeking revenge of his brother’s death. This book is part 2 to the first book I wrote back in 2009 titled; “The Fireman”. Everyone told me that I needed to follow up and do a sequel, so began writing and it was released in June 2015.

SM: Any last remarks?

AC: Yes! To everyone that’s reading this interview right now please follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone discourage you from anything you feel is right. Achieve all you can and don’t settle for less. The most important thing is……ALWAYS KEEP GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL GO ALL THE WAY.

SM: Contact info?

AC: Facebook:  Author Angie Christine

Gmail at nypdblue88@gmail.com

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Paster MEL

Get Off Your High Horse & Give Up Your Colt!

 There are so many ways that we cause ourselves much harm and stagnation simply by holding onto what we should already let go of. Case in point however, is the fact that the only real way to make room for the new is to first, let go of the old.

I’d like to imagine that life has probably taught you by now that it is not always the most gifted, talented, wealthy or even the smartest person who goes the furthest in life. Time and time again we see that the type of person who typically rises to the top in any endeavor of life is the one who learns the secret of sacrifice. In other words, the one who knows how to deny themselves what they want in the moment to get what they really want later tend to eventually get what they really want instead of what they had to settle for. By and large the masses of people however, tend to know a lot more about what it is to settle rather than what it is to experience true and lasting success because they refuse to fully understand and operate according to the laws of sacrifice.

Check this out. There’s a brief but powerful passage found in the following passage that offers us this teaching:

Mark 11:1-7, 12-14 [NKJV]

1 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples; 2and He said to them, “Go into the village opposite you; and as soon as you have entered it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has sat.

Loose it and bring it. 3And if anyone says to you, “Why are you doing this?’ say, “The

Lord has need of it,’ and immediately he will send it here.”

4So they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door outside on the street, and they loosed it. 5But some of those who stood there said to them, “What are you doing, loosing the colt?”

6And they spoke to them just as Jesus had commanded. So they let them go. 7Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.

I want you to keep in mind that the owner of this colt had a choice to make. Who knows how long he had taken care of this colt; how much he had paid for it or even how long it might had been in the family. In fact, none of these details are even revealed in the story or given any attention to whatsoever. The only thing that we can really conclude from the text is that the owner was instantly willing to obey the request of the Lord. Yes, he was ready to practice the law of sacrifice. You got it! What the Lord had need of; he was more than willing to give.

Some would suggest that the Lord doesn’t need us at all and that it is we who need him! True that! Yet, in one regard; that is only partially correct. Though the Lord could and does often do profound things without us or even in spite of us; the amazing thing about his work is that he often chooses to include us. Yes, I don’t know about you so I’ll just speak for myself, I often find it absolutely amazing how the Lord speaks to my heart and soul to tell me that he has need of me! Why!!! I tell you no lie; I know for a fact that he could use so many others far more well suited than I am to do many of the things that he is doing through me. I have no doubt in my mind about that! So surely he certainly could do without any of us though none of us could ever do without him but because of who he is; he chooses to use us about as much as we are at least willing to be used. Here am I; use me Lord!!!!

Here’s something to think about:

What is it that the Lord has already pointed out to you that he ‘has need of’ in your life? What element of your life does he desire to have more of from YOU: Your time? Your Talent? Your Treasure? Are you willing to loose your colt? Are you willing to let go of anything & everything in your life that the Lord has need of & wants to use? Tragically, the answer to that question for many of us

Is a resounding “NO.” No, we are not willing to give God any more of our time, NO, we do not desire to give that gift and talent to the Lord either and finally, once and for all, NO, we do not believe in giving the Lord our hard earned money. Yet, we are so click to say how much we love God! I’m afraid a good many of us though religious as we are, are a bit too much like the fig tree, spoken about by Jesus, in the same chapter:

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

According to the lesson from the fig tree, where do you think that pretending to give The Lord what you really haven’t given him from your heart will get you? Will you be more like the one who gave away his colt or the fig tree that pretended to be more spiritual than he really was? Hell To The Know there is a difference! Get Off Your High Horse & Give Up Your Colt!

 

Mel Keyes, native Brooklynite is the pastor of The Joshua House of Worship, a multi-cultural and multigenerational congregation located on the west side of San Antonio, Texas. He’s been married to the lovely Kendra Keyes for twenty five years, with three children and two grandchildren. He is a graduate of The Baptist University of the Americas and Dallas Baptist University. He is the author of Hell To The

Know, How To Get From The Hell You’re Living In To The Life You Were Meant To Live.” Mel is also the founder of Joshua Generation Radio.org. as well as his life coaching practice “ Master Keyes Coaching & Consulting” and A Director With Total Life Changes. Determined to build his life on vision, Mel lives his life around three core principles of his personal vision for Ministry, Entrepreneurship & Leadership:

To passionately serve God, my family, friends and others around me through strong, loving, disciple making MINISTRY.

To empower armies of disciples through life transforming ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

To change the world around me through learning and practicing Christ centered, servant LEADERSHIP.

 

www.pastormelkeyes.cominfo@pastormelkeyes.com

(877) KEY-2382

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Taking Care Of Self II

On August 18, 2014, I posted, “I chose to begin taking Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP as another way to take back control of my life.  As a man of color who is also same-gender-loving the odds are against me in quite a few ways.  Instead of allowing the world to get me, I’m taking a stand with my health.”  Well it is almost a year later and I am still taking PReP but my reasons have changed slightly.

 In late March 2015, I attended the YBGLI (Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative) Policy & Advocacy Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.  As I tell people this was my first “big boy” conference where my limits were pushed, emotions discussed, and where I had the opportunity to create bonds with some of the most brilliant young minds of my generation.  My greatest take away from this experience was that I too am BRILLIANT.  For many years, I battled with the internal struggle of accepting that I am not what I have been led to believe and more over that I do not have to feed into what society’s ideals of what a professional young black same-gender-loving man is or looks like.  Three days of challenging myself from early morning to late into the evening brought me a rejuvenated sense of self-love and respect for others experiences. Featured image

(SideBar: Room 1217 was all I could ever ask for!  Thank you to everyone who graced that room with their presence.)

The experiences that moved me most were the stories of the gentle-persons who were Living with HIV.  Working in the HIV/AIDS field for almost a decade did not prepare me for the amount of HIV status disclosure I went through during those three days.  I am forever grateful for the eye-opening personal experiences that were shared.  There was one young man’s testimony of his diagnosis that had me in tears when he said, “I wish things like PReP were available to me before I was diagnosed.”  In that emotional moment I had to reflect on my own sh#%. Yes, I was taking PReP, but my own adherence to a drug that was not –and is not- always available to everyone was at the time rocky at best.

Over the next few weeks, I took a hard look at myself thinking over the choices that led me to deciding to begin PReP; my circumstances had changed.  I had been consciously practicing abstinence and saw no risk factor that attributed to me needing to continue with PReP.  I stopped cold turkey…remembering that while not instantly unprotected, if I chose to have unprotected sex my extra helper would not be there anymore to aid me in my hour of need.  As life would have it a situation occurred where unprotected sex did happen and all I could think about was that little blue pill.

Thankfully still negative, the realization that I had come to was that in this life we can’t do everything alone.  While wise enough to not use protection, I hadn’t.  I began PReP again and this time I saw it as not only my aid; No instead PReP is now my wake up call to a reality that I need to protect myself for myself and stop putting my life in others hands.  No longer do I have the mindset that if I desire to stay negative I am doing my part by popping a pill, leaving myself open for STDs including HIV, and putting trust in my partner to be ‘condom ready’.

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” –William Ernest Henley


Be Well and Prosperous,

 
Christiawn “The_Ramblr” Emmanuel
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01Jul/15
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Why Do We Have To Go Through These Changes?

I was scrolling through my news feed on Facebook and I stumbled across a stat about relationships. The question was “Why do beautiful women put up with the wackest dudes…?” I thought to my self..then I replied..”This is true…I wonder why too…but my take on it is that some of the most BEAUTIFUL women have low self esteem. And when these men approach them it’s because they are showing their ‘representative’. Some men are real slick with it…especially if the women are baring their soul to them initially.. Most women are craving love so badly that they don’t set standards or even have them for that matter and are looking through rose colored glasses…so when these men come along they sound like a dream..and they do everything to hook the women so when that initial phase is over…the real person comes out..by that time feelings are involved and the woman may look at him as an investment and women most often don’t want to lose investments….there’s more but that is a summation of what I see and hear..  I try to school these young ladies..I have been through it…so I know what it is…my generation barely made it..but I feel sooo sorry for these generations that are coming up…no real solid foundations to hold onto…they are just out to get what they can get..” This also brings me to a video of Tina..one half of the gospel duo, Mary Mary; that has gone viral over the last couple of weeks, See Here. It shows her being caught up in a moment of rage over her husband’s cheating affairs. At first I was judgemental because I couldn’t understand how could someone of that stature air out her dirty laundry on reality tv..after all it’s a little different than some of the other reality shows that I have seen (we’ll save that for another day). The truth is I’m glad that she did because it erases some of the stereotypes that women in the gospel world face in their own personal lives. Most people forget that yet they speak in tongues, and sing you to life; they also deal with some of the same issues that we normal folk deal with. I think the problem of putting them on a pedestal alienates them from having real feelings, real issues, etc. The problem is not having the issue, but the reaction that you have to the issue. Yes we know in church the we are taught to forgive, love thy neighbor, turn the other cheek…but when issues arise do we really seek the face of God? Or do our natural carnal selves kick in? The Bible speaks of having on the full armor of God…but in times of hurt and pain do we really? I think part of the problem is that we as humans are constantly evolving…each generation has its own coping mechanism to the changing systems that preceded them…and setting their own individualism at the same time….it’s the survival of the fittest….All in all in the process of evolution..what happens externally happens internally as well… Perhaps there is a change in “role” dynamics? Are there undercurrents of feminism displayed in the raising of fatherless men? Hence the term “b%$#&a!#ness” ? Or…or is it the Freudian theory that references that men are attracted to women that resemble (features, mannerisms) their mothers, and women are attracted to men that resemble (features, mannerisms) their fathers?  Are men and women upholding the standards of their parents? Well what happens if there is lacking on either side of the equation? Is there a missing quotient? Do we just add in the factor that’s missing? Or do we look for examples and mimic them from our “community”

Watching this video, I can actually say that I’ve been there. I’ve been broken down to a level this extreme. Maybe even more extreme. I don’t care how strong you are. If you love a person (think you are in love), then you will go through hell and hell some more. Most women are programmed from a young age to stick by their man, the more you stick by him, he will change.That’s not true unless he wants to change. I can actually say that I don’t have that baggage anymore. I left that type of relationship a long time ago. So any man that I date or have a relationship with in this present day, I will not allow him to break me down to that level. It’s a mutual thing. If you love me and adore me then it is reciprocated wholeheartedly. No games, no half-assed attempts, and no side pieces.

What are your thoughts?

Shanell Monique is a Licensed Cosmetologist with over a decade of experience. She is Editor-in-Chief of Enticing Resultz Magazine, Hair Artist with Glam elite Enterprise, also a Published, Avant-Garde, Freelance Hairstylist, Educator and former Salon Owner of nine years, Nurse for 15 years. For more info read about her Here 

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30Jun/15
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Identity Mistake or Identity Fraud?: NAACP Dolezal

In the exploitation of Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP President, a new word is introduced “transracial”; the question now becomes, can we all just up and change our race if we wanted? The answer to that question is no, so that word becomes obsolete in the Black communities.

Cultural identity is described as the identity or feeling of belonging to, as part of the self-conception and self-perception to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality and any kind of social group that have its own distinct culture. This is something that Black people have struggled with since our ancestors were brought over to this country. It is no secret that there are individuals outside the Black race who may identify with our culture and some individuals who would like to identify with the Black culture, so they study the history and trans-generational aspect of the Black race.

Wanting to identify and studying the Black culture is not the problem; Dolezal identifying with the Black race is not a problem. The problem exist when the boundaries of truth, trust, and justice is violated. The problem is when she intentionally lied about herself being raised as a Black woman for many years. She has potentially stolen the identity and occupied the space of a real Black woman who has struggled in this country because of the color of her skin.

NAACP has supported Dolezal through this scandal as they should but the question remains did they know her race; and if so, did they know that she was profiting from passing herself off as a Black woman? The issues that surround this uproar is that Dolezal has been occupying a space of a real Black woman sharing her story, she has potentially occupied an opportunity and jobs that a qualified Black woman could have fulfilled, she has potentially damaged the trust and relationships with the NAACP and the people, she has increased the tension that exist between races. This is not due to her identifying with the Black race, but because of her lying about who she was.

Black people have a hard time already being accepted and to have someone intentionally pass themselves off as Black just to be accepted is deceiving and can be looked at as infiltrating. She may have served as a great President with the NAACP, but at what cost? What are your thoughts and concerns?

Marquetta Turner has her MSW from Wayne State University. She is affiliated with various organizations that support communities and fight against social injustice. These organizations are National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Association of Black Social Worker (NABSW),  Suicide Prevention at WSU and, former Network (V.P.). She’s been a temporary voice of reason co-host to online radio show at See Here and an ongoing motivational speaker to a Social Work writing workshop. She is experienced, working with hospice patients, the mental health population and presently working with the Family First Program providing family preservation services and resources at Black Family Development as an intern. Marquetta is working toward completing her Autobiography as well as developing her own non-profit organization within the city of Detroit.

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