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March 3, 2014, 9:49 pmJust because you say it is a MYTH, does not make it one
“Wow, and to think as it's been quoted" the majority of happening are from Satan" and these words come from a resident scholar here on LP. Yes I do read the "Bible", and I never interpreted that all the happening of this world were by a Myth called Satan.”
This is a quote from one of the flaming trolls that says the devil is a myth. He reads the Bible but does not comprehend what is written, because he does not believe God’s word. It is very interesting that he referenced Rudolf Bultmann, who was a German religious thinker who worked mainly at Marburg. Now this is where it gets interesting. He was also a friend and colleague of the influential philosopher Martin Heidegger, who had a profound influence on Bultmann's work. So who was Martin Heidegger? He was a German philosopher, professor, and Nazi sympathizer. This is what the flaming troll uses as his bible.
Jesus warns Christians about strange doctrines. He called them doctrines of devils. Oh, I forgot flaming trolls say that devils and demons don't exist...but the Bible says otherwise.
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;"
1 Timothy 4:1, KJV
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;"
2 Timothy 4:3, KJV
You Flaming trolls follow your god and see where it will get you.
March 1, 2014, 12:52 pmWhen did faith start to fade?
Man’s faith began to fail with man’s inhumanity to man. We have gotten away from loving thy neighbor as thyself. Instead, we began persecuting anyone that does not look, think, speak, or act a certain way. We only trust God when things are going well for us and look to Him with doubt in our heart when things are not. God is the same today, yesterday, and forever more. God meant it when he said, I have never seen the righteous forsaken or his seed begging for bread. I could not have made it through the Jim Crow Segregated South if I did not trust and believe in the Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Believing in the Lord Jesus is all that Blacks had. It is faith that keeps Christians encouraged and hopeful in spite of their circumstances. As man continue to try to solve the problems facing America using their carnal knowledge, their faith will continue to fade, while others stand on the word of GOD and prosper, and be in good health, even as their soul prosper.
February 28, 2014, 12:25 amToday In American History
Julian Bond biography
Best Known For
Julian Bond is a civil rights leader who had to go to the Supreme Court to be allowed to take his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee. He became a civil rights activist while in college. In 1965, he was elected to Georgia's state legislature, but his opposition to the war in Vietnam meant that it would take a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for him to be allowed to take his seat. Bond later served as the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center and of the NAACP.
Horace Julian Bond, generally known as Julian Bond, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 14, 1940. His family moved to Pennsylvania five years later, where his father served as the first African-American president of Lincoln University. In 1957, Bond enrolled at Atlanta's Morehouse College, where he helped found The Pegasus, a literary magazine, and interned at TIME magazine.
While still a student, Bond became a founding member of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. He led nonviolent student protests against segregation in Atlanta parks, restaurants and movie theaters. In Raleigh, North Carolina, Bond helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. The next year, he left Morehouse to serve as the SNCC's communications director, a position he held for five years. He returned to Morehouse a decade later and received a degree in English.
Life in Politics
In 1965, Bond was voted into the Georgia House of Representatives. However, the congressional body refused to swear him into his seat because he had endorsed a SNCC statement that decried the war in Vietnam. Martin Luther King Jr. organized a protest rally on Bond's behalf. In 1966, the case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which unanimously ruled in Bond's favor on the basis of freedom of speech.
Bond was finally able to take his congressional seat in 1967. He served in the Georgia House until 1975, and went on to serve in the Georgia Senate from 1975 to 1986. During his tenure in the state legislature, Bond wrote over 60 bills that were ratified as law.
Bond attended the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where he was nominated as a vice-presidential candidate. He was the first African American to receive the honor, but withdrew his name because he was not old enough to hold the office according to constitutional guidelines.
In 1986, Bond entered a Democratic primary to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Georgia. He lost the heavily contested race to John Lewis, another civil rights leader and former SNCC member.
From 1971 to 1979, Bond served as president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization he also co-founded. He was president of Atlanta's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People before becoming the chairman of the national NAACP, a position he held from 1998 until 2010. He is now chairman emeritus of the NAACP and president emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Bond continues to be a prominent voice in the media. He has been a commentator for NBC's Today show, written a national newspaper column and produced poems that have appeared publications such as the Nation and the New York Times. He is also a professor of history at the University of Virginia and an adjunct professor at American University.
February 27, 2014, 12:54 amToday In American History
Early Life and Education
Civil Rights Involvement
The King Years
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February 26, 2014, 1:23 amToday In American History
|Born||Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. (1954-10-03) October 3, 1954 Brooklyn, New York USA|
|Occupation||Baptist minister civil rights/social justice activist radio and television talk show host|
|Spouse(s)||Kathy Jordan (m. 1980–2004) (separated)|
Alfred Charles "Al" Sharpton, Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, and television/radio talk show host. In 2004, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election. He hosts his own radio talk show, Keepin' It Real, and he makes regular guest appearances on Fox News (such as on The O'Reilly Factor), CNN, and MSNBC. In 2011, he was named the host of MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a nightly talk show.
Sharpton's supporters praise "his ability and willingness to defy the power structure that is seen as the cause of their suffering" and consider him "a man who is willing to tell it like it is". Former Mayor of New York City Ed Koch, a one-time foe, said that Sharpton deserves the respect he enjoys among Black Americans: "He is willing to go to jail for them, and he is there when they need him."
His critics describe him as "a political radical who is to blame, in part, for the deterioration of race relations". Sociologist Orlando Patterson has referred to him as a racial arsonist, while liberal columnist Derrick Z. Jackson has called him the black equivalent of Richard Nixon and Pat Robertson. Sharpton sees much of the criticism as a sign of his effectiveness. "In many ways, what they consider criticism is complimenting my job," he said. "An activist's job is to make public civil rights issues until there can be a climate for change."
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February 26, 2014, 12:22 amToday In American History
|Nathaniel Alexander patented a folding chair.|
On July 7, 1911 Nathaniel Alexander of Lynchburg, Virginia patented a folding chair. According to his patent, Nathaniel Alexander designed his chair to be used in schools, churches, and other auditoriums. His design included a book rest that was usable for the person sitting in the seat behind and was ideal for church or choir use. Below you can view the patent drawing of Nathaniel Alexander's folding chair.
February 25, 2014, 8:16 pmA Hit Dog will Holla
King James Version (KJV) 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Every time the head bigot opens his alcoholic drunken mouth, he spew out vile lies about Christians. He is a hater of Blacks and all minorities. He drinks to excess, No doubt that is when he feels the spirit. He is a pathological liar and enjoys making up stories about people he has never met or will ever meet. It is people like you that is destroying the Republican Party. No one wants to be part of a political party that is sanctimonious and hypocritical. If God held everyone guilty by association, no one will be worthy of Heaven. JESUS says it best in II CORINTHIANS 5: 10, “ For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.”
Head Bigot you don’t have the power or authority to pass judgment on NO ONE. No one is listening to your drunken rants. There is no heaven or hell you can send someone to. You better hope that Jesus does not say to you what is written in Luke.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
Read and study your Bible sometime. It is food for your soul.
February 25, 2014, 11:09 amThe real J. Edgar Hoover
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist
By the early 1970s, Black Americans could reasonably say they had emerged victorious from their long struggle with America’s internal evil empire: the regime of legalized segregation in the South.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had given blacks in both the South and the North the tools—the power of the federal government at their backs and the ballot in their hands—to, at long last, make America a democracy in fact, not just rhetoric.
It was then they got proof that America’s racist power structure had long had a secret ally at the very top of the national government. It was J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the man who for nearly half a century had in some ways been, except for the president, the single most powerful government official in the country.
That’s one of the many powerful truths underscored by Betty Medsger’s new book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” The book explores how the burglary in early 1971 of the agency’s field office in Media, Pa., near Philadelphia, by eight antiwar activists led to the unraveling of the Hoover’s decades-long “secret war” against American democracy.
Hoover died in mid-1972, when news reports about the few files that had become public had already begun to destroy his reputation as an honorable public servant. But, it wasn’t until congressional hearings in the mid-1970s that the public would learn Hoover’s monstrous behavior included wholesale spying on hundreds of thousands of citizens by both FBI agents and their army of, literally, thousands and thousands of informants; the planting of rumors and false information to destroy the reputations of individuals and organizations; and deliberate criminal acts, from burglaries, to trying to provoke violent clashes between black militant groups, to aiding and abetting murder. Hoover would let no law stand in his way of trying to establish a state police-like structure beneath America’s ostensibly democratic form of government.
(The Central Intelligence Agency, whom the power-mad Hoover always distrusted, also had its own secret domestic-spying program. Beginning in the early 1970s, that, too, would be exposed.)
That was especially true regarding black Americans. The details here of Hoover’s COINTELPRO campaign against the established civil rights groups, black militant organizations, black students on college campuses, and ordinary citizens living in black ghettos are stunning even to this writer, who’s long known of the program’s existence.
Those details show that the FBI, driven by Hoover’s “savage” racism—and especially his hatred of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—surrounded black Americans (and all Americans), whether “militant” or not, with a secret-police-like structure that rivaled those of the states of the Soviet Union.
Several authors have powerfully explored this terrain over the years. But, Medsger’s gripping narrative provides new and shocking details in part because in 1971 she was one of the very small group of journalists the “Media Burglars” anonymously began distributing the stolen FBI files to. They had remained anonymous all these years until she, with their permission, in this book reveals the identities of most (but not all) of them.
Another ironic facet of the story of the “Media Burglary” is that the FBI, which boasted of being the greatest law-enforcement agency in the world, never did identify, much less arrest these otherwise, law-abiding citizens, even though most of them for years continued to live in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Despite the most far-reaching and vicious efforts of the hydra-headed white racist power structure, black Americans and their allies among other Americans nonetheless broke the regime of legalized and de facto apartheid J. Edgar Hoover through his “secret FBI” helped maintain.
In other words, they were, as preceding generations had been, true to the spirit of the words penned by the 20th century writer and poet Sterling Brown:
“The strong men … coming on/ The strong men gittin’ stronger./Strong men …/Stronger …”
Lee A. Daniels is a longtime journalist based in New York City. His latest book is “Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America.”
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February 24, 2014, 11:47 pmToday In American History
Born on March 12, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Young Jr. became active in the Civil Rights Movement, working with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Entering politics, Young served in Congress, was the first African-American ambassador to the United Nations and became mayor of Atlanta. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- NAME: Andrew Young Jr.
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Diplomat, Mayor, U.S. Representative, Pastor
- BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1932 (Age: 82)
- Did You Know?: Andrew Young Jr. was the first African American to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
- Did You Know?: Andrew Young Jr. was the first African American to represent Georgia in Congress since Reconstruction.
- EDUCATION: Howard University, Hartford Theological Seminary, Dillard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
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February 24, 2014, 1:13 amToday In American History
Henry Washington was a one time African-American slave of the first president of the United States, George Washington. His history and linked documents can be found on-line. Transported as a slave to America, he was bought by George Washington in 1763 to work on a project for draining the Great Dismal Swamp. He was living and working in the stable at Mount Vernon, caring for George Washington’s horses.
He was a saltwater slave from Africa purchased from a deceased estate in 1763 to be part of Washington's workforce in the Great Dismal Swamp. He later went to work at one of the farms at Mt Vernon. Henry Washington from Mount Vernon had taken refuge in New York in 1771. In 1776, Henry Washington fled again to join royal Virginia governor Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment of freed slaves.
American War of Independence
Moving into New York in the late 1776, Washington served as corporal in a corps of Black Pioneers attached to a British artillery unit, a British forces under the Governor of VirginiaLord Dunmore's fleet. Harry Washington was a Black Loyalist and one of the 3,000 Black Americans who were evacuated to Nova Scotia at the end of the American War of Independence and part of the first group of immigrants to what eventually became Sierra Leone. Once Sir Guy Carleton's officials put him on the list for evacuation in the "Register of Negroes," he started his age as forty-three and said that he had fled Mount Vernon in 1776, much earlier than 1781 with the slaves on the Savage. Under General Sir Guy Carleton's policy, Henry Washington took a British ship to Nova Scotia (as did two other former Mount Vernon slaves, a man and a woman) and from there continued to Sierra Leone, where he planned to begin a farm making use of the scientific farming techniques he learned at Mount Vernon. In 1800 Washington was among several hundred settlers who rose up in a brief rebellion against white rule there. The precipitating issue was one familiar from the American Revolution: taxes. The settlers were required by the Sierra Leone Company, which ran the colony for the British government, to pay taxes, or quitrents, for the use of their land; the land itself remained the property of the company. The settles formed a provisional government and wrote up a set of laws, which they nailed to the office door of a company administrator. The company responded by sending a corps of recently arrived Jamaican blacks against the rebels. In the trails that followed the defeat of the rebellion, Henry Washington was among the rebels sentenced to banishment to another location in Sierra Leone, where he became one of the two leaders of a new settlement He is listed as leaving New York the Book of Negroes, where he is incorrectly listed with the name Henry. He is called Harry in all other documents.
After spending a number of years in Birchtown (the largest free African-American city in North America), where he married Jenny, Washington and his wife joined the 1,192 black colonists who migrated to Sierra Leone. Washington was one of those involved in a rebellion against the colonial authorities in Sierra Leone in 1800 and was exiled to the Bullom Shore where he subsequently died. His descendants and those of other African Americans make up a portion of the Sierra Leone Creole people.
February 23, 2014, 7:09 pmMistaken Identity? Yeah Right!
Police Fooled by Lifelike Mask in Ohio Robberies
CINCINNATI (CBS/AP) A white man who pleaded guilty to six robberies in Ohio used a black man's mask so lifelike that police initially arrested a black man for one of the crimes, authorities said Tuesday.
The mother of the wrongly accused black man even thought a photo of the robbery suspect she saw on television was her son, the Hamilton County prosecutor's office and the attorney for the white defendant both said.
Conrad Zdzierak, 30, pleaded guilty Monday in a Hamilton County court to one count of aggravated robbery and five counts of robbery. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed 12 charges and decided not to seek indictments for other crimes, prosecutor's spokeswoman Julie Wilson said Tuesday.
"Conrad apologizes to everyone, is sorry for any harm he has caused and accepts responsibility for his actions," his lawyer Christopher McDowell said.
Zdzierak stole about $15,000 in the robberies of four banks, a credit union and a pharmacy that occurred in March and April - crimes in which witnesses reported that the robber was black and surveillance video appeared to show a black man.
Zdzierak's resemblance to the black man who was initially arrested was so similar that some witnesses even identified a photo of the black man as the one who robbed them, McDowell said.
The prosecutor's office would not release the name of the wrongly accused man.
Zdzierak was arrested at a hotel in suburban Springdale after his girlfriend called police after seeing reports of the robberies and finding two masks and money stained by dye that is used to track robbers, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
McDowell said his client purchased the masks from SPFXmasks, based in Van Nuys, Calif. The silicone masks "look and behave like real flesh and muscle," the company's website says.
Owner Rusty Slusser said Tuesday his company's masks are normally bought for movies, Halloween, haunted houses and stage shows, but the Ohio case was not the first time they have been used for criminal purposes.
"We do not condone any illegal activity with our masks," Slusser said.
The unmasked robber faces up to 35 years in prison at his Jan. 7 sentencing.
February 22, 2014, 11:51 pmToday In American History
John Robert Lewis (born February 21, 1940) is an American politician and civil rights leader. He is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987, and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. The district includes the northern three-quarters of Atlanta.
Lewis is the only living "Big Six" leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, having been the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation. A member of the Democratic Party, Lewis is a member of the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives and has served in the Whip organization since shortly after his first election to the U.S. Congress.
He is Senior Chief Deputy Whip, leading an organization of chief deputy whips and serves as the primary assistant to the Democratic Whip. He has held this position since 1991.
February 22, 2014, 12:42 amToday In American History
AKA Joseph Echols Lowery
Nationality: United States Executive summary: Co-Founder of the SCLC
Pastor of Warren Street United Methodist Church, Mobile (1952-61). After Rosa Parks' arrest in 1955 he helped lead the Montgomery bus boycott. His property was seized in 1959 along with that of other civil rights leaders (including Ralph Abernathy) by the state of Alabama as part of a libel suit. The US Supreme Court ordered the suit reversed. At the request of Martin Luther King, Lowery led the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965. Lowery served as pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta from (1986-92). He is now retired.
Father: LeRoy Lowery (small businessman)Mother: Dora (teacher)Wife: Evelyn Gibson Lowery (activist)
University: Knoxville College Theological: Payne College and Theological Seminary Theological: Chicago Ecumenical Institute
Southern Christian Leadership Conference Co-Founder, President (1977-98) Black Leadership Forum President (former) Campaign for America's Future Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions NAACP Sharpton 2004 Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Aug-2009
February 20, 2014, 11:37 pmToday In American History
John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), known professionally as Redd Foxx, was an American comedian and actor, best remembered for his explicit comedy records and his starring role on the 1970s sitcom Sanford and Son.
Foxx gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s. Known as the "King of the Party Records", he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. He also starred in Sanford, The Redd Foxx Show and The Royal Family. His film roles included All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) and Harlem Nights (1989).
With three failed marriages and various financial problems, Foxx reportedly owed more than $3.6 million in taxes at the time of his death.
In 2004, Comedy Central Presents: 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time ranked Foxx as the 24th best stand-up comedian. Foxx not only influenced many comedians, but was often portrayed in popular culture as well, mainly as a result of his famous catchphrases, body language and facial expressions exhibited on Sanford and Son.