Martin Luther King’s Compromise That Turned The South Red – Gary May 01.19.15

Just Sayin'

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts to eliminate the poll tax would in the end help poor whites as much as it did disenfranchised blacks.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign in Selma which led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is well known and is now celebrated on screen in  “Selma.” Less well known is how, at a critical moment, Dr. King saved the act when it was stalemated in the Congress.

The stalemate was created this time by liberal Democrats in Congress, not Southern segregationists. Today, Dr. King’s 86th birthday, is a fitting moment to remember how his intervention at the final moment enabled millions of poor whites as well as blacks to vote, with the ironic result that the South has become the most “red” section of America.

The source of the trouble was the poll tax. Civil rights activists, including Dr. King, believed…

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And God Created Woman

Everyone's Entitled to My Opinion


I have from time to time felt the needed to honor a particular group or segment of society, especially when I feel that a great disservice has been done. Therefore, I wish to lend my support to women in today’s piece, because I feel a great injustice has been done. Here in America, we take so many freedoms for granted, and often do not give a second thought to many injustices that go on around the world. With all of the non sense that these Islamic Radicals (yes that’s what they are Mr. President) are committing, much focus has been brought to the tenets of the religion of Islam. Anyone who has paid even the tiniest bit of attention understands that Women are not held in high esteem within Islam. Criticism for that I believe is roundly justified, but it is not just in Islam where woman take a back…

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What Solidarity is this?

Said With An Eye

What solidarity?
When it comes to
The standards you
Would happily maintain
To keep yourselves
In the position
Of power

Above all the rest
You pretend to protect
With the evergrowing
Restriction and resistence

To the voice of the people.

What solidarity?
When you did not
The murders of innocents
In places you
Dumped your robots
In camoflauge

That destroyed people
With rich histories
And livelihoods
And flourishing

What solidarity?
When you left the
Men and women
That supported your
Unrighteous agendas
In the name of freedom
And left them traumatized
Missing arms and
Missing legs
Missing the sanity
That they once had?
On the streets and in
The cities
With no place to go?

What solidarity?
When you took your
Toys and
Played a little game
Of lets bomb all
The innocent girls and boys
In places that didn’t conform
To your hunt for
Resources in…

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My Body


It is not my own.

Yet it is my obligation to take care of it. To improve it. To protect it.

It is a sacred vessel.

No wait, it is a sexual commodity.

No wait, it is a physical representation of a people, of a nation, of a race.

No wait, it is a temptation that needs to controlled and covered up.

The irony.

The injustice.

The paradox.

My body. MY body. My body??

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Maybe We Should be Serious

Life Project Blog

Ecclesiastes 7:1-7

Chapter 7 is a chapter of wisdom, and reads much like the Proverbs. It covers three subjects, the first of which is being serious here in vv. 1-7. This section, in turn, is divided into three subsections.

The first of these is found in verses 1-2, and deals with maintaining a good name. This expression would mean the same thing to Solomon that it would have meant to out fathers’ generation; a good reputation in the community. With a good name, many doors will open, with a less than good name, many will be closed. The Teacher brings some other ideas into this, but we aren’t to be confused, because on this most excellent adventure of ours, we pay closer attention to context that many others do!

A good name is better than fine perfume,
and the day of death better than the day of birth. (v. 1)

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What does the Bible say about self-love, loving self?


Love as described in the Bible is quite different from the love as espoused by the world. Biblical love is selfless and unconditional, whereas the world’s love is characterized by selfishness. In the following passages, we see that love does not exist apart from God and that true love can only be experienced by one who has experienced God’s own love firsthand:

Romans 13:9–10, “The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

John 13:34–35, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you…

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The Audacious Rectitude of Nyakiyaism


Days come and go, babies are born, they start and eventually stop playing around with their mothers’ breasts – they develop into responsible youth who later grow old and ultimately die! They said before you and I were born that time and age wait for no man, but I should rather add that neither does death. Our today is born of yesterday and either builds or demolishes the future. Young girls become women and possibly produce other young beings, boys grow into men and either grow into human beings or animals. In short, as we grow through the process of socialization, we adopt both good and bad, desirable or profane, and we become whatever we choose to be;- Silly, wise, bright, composed, stubborn, crazy, religious, philanthropic, mean, mature, premature, immature and any other form of human or “animalistic” characteristic we so wish to bare! Oh yes we do, and as…

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Samuel at Gilgal

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. (1 John 2:16 ESV)

The contemporary church no longer looks for signs of gospel progress and thus allows anyone to claim he or she is a Christian. Every Sunday people attend church, perform their religious duties, believe they are saved, and are not. This is the state of the worldly man in the Christian Church. He is a double-minded man (James 1:6-8 ESV), yet he simply believes he is being open-minded and thus succumbs to unstable ideas which are not supported by truth.

In most modern churches, there is no obligation to become like Jesus Christ and set an example by following His teachings. The worldly man in the Christian Church believes that Christianity is true as long as it…

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Challenges are Lessons


challenges 6We all go through various challenges in our lives and at times we may not understand why we had to or have to go through these numerous tests. Yet, they are placed there to teach us something and for us to get something out of the lesson. If you have been through some hard challenges in your life and have been able to come through those challenges without any scars, then you are a survivor and can get through whatever tests are thrown your way.

Some of these lessons may include: To become stronger. To communicate more clearly. To trust your instincts. To express your love. To forgive. To know when to let go. To try something new, learn something new and to never look back.

Whichever lesson you are meant to learn from life’s tests, embrace the lesson with open arms. This will help you understand the reason and…

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