Chessboard of “Life”

 

BY Chaplain Ayesha Kreutz.  Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York.

The 2019 NY Chessboard

I know it’s bleak here in New York, where the Democrats have so thoroughly defeated the Republican weenies that it looks like Lucifer is having free reign on us all. But let me tell you something. The devil always overplays his hand.

 

Fear not. Not everyone wants to voluntarily take part in the socialist, Progressives and Democrat Party’s sacrament of baby sacrifice on the altar of abortion and all the money that comes at them in the form of campaign donations made from skimming off the profits of killing babies.

(Join the abolitionist movement www.aminotachild.com )

The most recent radical moves are moves of desperation. Which we can capitalize on if we take the opportunity. Many know the imminent sword of justice being wielded by patriots is ready to spill the blood of tyrants. It’s near time to fertilize the Jeffersonian tree of liberty. Everyone senses that. That’s why these rotten elitists, socialists and Democrats want to make sure we have no guns and ammo.

Come and take it suckers. They are scared. Just not of the Republicrat Party of New York. They are afraid of us. The people. And they should be.

 

So Lets have some fun, think and joke a little.

As some of you know, I like the game of chess. That’s how I think that we should view the coming defeat and annihilation of the Elitists and progressives in the Parties, which we will dump on the dust bin of history, that the men amongst us will take joy in peeing on. I know, gross, but it’s what they do. Men are different than women. Take that liberal. What are you gonna do? Nothing. That’s what.
In any case, we need to see the Democrat party as if it were on the chess board.

The bishops are the “wise sage-like” over educated know-it-all lawyers, judges, professors, abortionists, vaccinators, teachers and all-around do gooders whose over-education in certain areas leave them totally mentally challenged in most areas. They never come at you straight. They always have an angle, and their intellectual arrogance hopes you won’t see it before they take you out.

The illegal alien and undocumented Democrats are represented by the knights. Already good at hopping borders, they can jump over other pieces on the board. They look innocent and harmless, but that’s because they come at you from an inexplicable angle and are able to jump barricades. They’ll be just sitting there until some other Democrat has you on the run and then, boom, you’ve been shived into check mate by a knight sitting there all innocent looking.

The rooks are the KKK, the antifa and other racist and good old boy members of the Democrat Party ruling class, yes even those with an R behind their name. They’re not the intellectuals, but they are the money and the boots on the ground, the progressive and Democrat party’s gestapo so to speak. Like men with guns hiding inside the protection of the castle’s walls, they like to hide their faces in hoods and ski masks when they burn crosses and hold guns to the heads of blacks and Republicans in the voting booth.

Think about Governor Northrum from VA. I may not have offended by his dressing in black face, though for good reason many were. What was or should be more offensive today is his willingness to kill babies from conception to live birth. This guy is already a monster, and being willing to dress in black face is just a symptom of his monstrous problems. He, after taking $2million from Planned Parenthood, advocated for allowing safely born babies to die. Oh, he was willing to let them die “comfortably,” but he wants them to die nonetheless. Forget about the black face. He is the face of the Democrat party, and it is dying, whether he’s in traditional democrat black face or not. He’s a freakin’ monster and doesn’t even realize how demonic he is because the Demoncat Party has fully cast its lot with evil. Nothing I can do about that but further explain the chess board we’re up against.

The pawns, represent the self-depopulating black democrats, the minority democrats and the children. They don’t matter much, they are expendable to the eugenicists but they might elicit sympathy when they get whacked on the battlefield of life and the Republicans can be blamed. However, they can be converted into queens. That’s special. The Democrats want laws that preventconversion therapy, but there are no laws against converting pawns into queens.

Conversion for thee, but not for me should be the Democrat Party motto.

As you can imagine, the Queens are the queers, transvestites and other letters of the alphabet. They are the most important players period. You can burn an American flag, but if you burn one of their flags, you’ll be shipped off to reeducation camp, drugged and experimented upon with probes and things. On the chess board, they know no rules. They can go straight, at an angle, or just downright crooked. The queen is the most important piece on the board, other than the king of course.

The King is George Soros. He’s the face of all the evil money that’s funding the whole Democrat-Party-Internationalist-Socialist-globalist-kill-the-babies-and- rape-the children eugenics movement. Obama actually set him up with government slush funds that use taxpayer dollars to fund Soros’ funding of the Democrat Party. You heard that right. He’s not even using his money. It’s the taxpayer money that’s funding the evil being perpetrated on us. Not only that though. He’s so old and decrepit, kept alive by transfusions of blood drained from slaughtered babies at the local Planned Parenthood, he can’t take more than one step at a time.

It’s coming to an end for them. If AND ONLY IF, we individually repent and hold ourselves to real biblical truths, share the gospel and a biblical worldview, speak truth to power, Demand power concede, educate and agitate the truth in love.

How? you ask. I know you all want to know, how are the Republicans represented on the chess board? It’s simple. They’re all checkers. The Republican Party plays checkers. This chess match is up to we the people. The Republican Party has surrendered itself into oblivion.

It’s time people.
God Bless America.
Down with Caesar, up with the people.

 

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Facts About Abortion – Abort 73

This article  from Abort 73 HERE

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Primary nationwide abortion statistics for the United States are available from two sources—privately from the Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and publicly from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Guttmacher’s numbers, published every three years, come from direct surveys of all known and suspected abortion providers in the United States. The CDC numbers, published annually, are derived from actual counts of every abortion reported to state health departments. Unfortunately, California, Maryland, and New Hampshire do not publicly report abortion totals. As such, Guttmacher’s abortion numbers are more complete, but they are approximations. Since only 58% of queried providers responded to Guttmacher’s latest survey, abortion totals were estimated for the remaining 42%. These estimates utilized in-state health department data and “service patterns of other abortion-providing facilities in the community.” Whereas the CDC numbers may be too low, Guttmacher’s numbers may be too high. The information on this page has been gleaned from both sources to provide an overview of the frequency and demography of abortion. Additional secondary statistics have been taken from the National Abortion Federation’s (NAF) 2009 teaching text on abortion, Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care.

ANNUAL ABORTION STATISTICS

  • Based on the latest available state-level data, approximately 887,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2016—down from approximately 913,000 abortions in 2015.
  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, an estimated 926,240 abortions took place in the United States in 2014—down from 1.06 million in 2011, 1.21 million abortions in 2008, 1.2 million in 2005, 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2011, nearly 53 million legal abortions occurred in the U.S (AGI).
  • In 2014, approximately 19% of U.S. pregnancies (excluding spontaneous miscarriages) ended in abortion.1
  • According to the United Nations’ 2013 report, only nine countries in the world have a higher reported abortion rate than the United States. They are: Bulgaria, Cuba, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Ukraine.*

    *Though the UN lists China’s official abortion rate at 19.2, China’s actual abortion rate is likely much higher. According to China’s 2010 census, there were approximately 310 million women of reproductive age in the country. An estimated 13-23 million abortions happen annually in China, resulting in an adjusted abortion rate of 41.9-74.2. The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44.

  • In 2014, the highest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in the District of Columbia (38%), New York (33%), and New Jersey (30%). The lowest percentage of pregnancies were aborted in Utah (5%), South Dakota (4%), and Wyoming (<2%). (AGI abortion data + CDC birth data).
  • In 2015, approximately 35% of all pregnancies in New York City (excluding spontaneous miscarriages) ended in abortion (CDC).
  • The annual number of legal induced abortions in the United States doubled between 1973 and 1979, and peaked in 1990. There was a slow but steady decline through the 1990’s. Overall, the number of annual abortions decreased by 6% between 2000 and 2009, with temporary spikes in 2002 and 2006 (CDC).
  • From 2014 to 2015, the number, rate2 and ratio3 of reported abortions all decreased by 2% (CDC).

WHO HAS ABORTIONS?

  • In 2015, unmarried women accounted for 86% of all abortions (CDC).
  • Among married women, 4% of pregnancies currently end in abortion. Among unmarried women, 27% of pregnancies end in abortion (CDC).
  • Women in their 20s accounted for the majority of abortions in 2015 and had the highest abortion rates (CDC).
  • Adolescents under 15 years obtained .03% of all 2015 abortions; women aged 15–19 years accounted for less than 10% (CDC).
  • Percentage of 2015 Reported Abortions by Age of Mother (CDC):
    <15 years 15–19 years 20–24 years 25–29 years 30–34 years 35–39 years ≥40 years
    0.3% 9.8% 31.1% 27.6% 17.7% 10.0% 3.5%
  • Women living with a partner to whom they are not married account for 25% of abortions but only about 10% of women in the population (NAF).
  • In 2015, women who had not aborted in the past accounted for 56% of all abortions; women with one or two prior abortions accounted for 35%, and women with three or more prior abortions accounted for 8% (CDC).
  • Among women who obtained abortions in 2015, 41% had no prior live births; 45% had one or two prior live births, and 14% had three or more prior live births (CDC).
  • Among white women, 10% of pregnancies currenlty end in abortion. Among black women, 28% of pregnancies end in abortion (CDC).
  • Black women were more than 3.5 times more likely to have an abortion in 2015 than white women (CDC).
  • The abortion rate of non-metropolitan women is about half that of women who live in metropolitan counties (NAF).
  • The abortion rate of women with Medicaid coverage is three times as high as that of other women (NAF).
  • In 2014, 30% of aborting women identified themselves as Protestant and 24% identified themselves as Catholic (AGI).

WHY DO ABORTIONS OCCUR?

WHEN DO ABORTIONS OCCUR?

  • 89% of all abortions happen during the first trimester, prior to the 13th week of gestation (AGI/CDC).
  • In 2015, 8% of all abortions occurred between 14-20 weeks’ gestation; 1.3% occurred ≥21 weeks’ gestation (CDC).
  • Percentage of 2015 Reported Abortions by Weeks of Gestation* (CDC):
    ≤6 wks 7 wks 8 wks 9 wks 10 wks 11 wks 12 wks 13 wks 14-15 wks 16-17 wks 18-20 wks ≥21 wks
    34.2% 17.8% 13.3% 8.9% 5.6% 4.7% 3.5% 2.8% 3.5% 2.1% 2.0% 1.3%

    *Gestational weeks are measured from the first day of the woman’s last menstruation and not from the day of conception. Though it does not provide an accurate fetal age (which is roughly 2 weeks less than the gestational age), it is the simplest way for an OB/GYN to age a pregnancy since the day of conception is often not known. Hence, if an abortion occurs at 8 weeks gestation, it is actually aborting a 6 week embryo. The images on our Prenatal Development and Abortion Pictures pages are more precisely captioned with fetal ages in accordance with standard teaching texts on prenatal development.

HOW DOES ABORTION TAKE PLACE?

WHO IS DOING THE ABORTIONS?

  • The number of abortion providers declined by 3% between 2011 and 2014—from 1,720 to 1,671 (AGI).
  • In 2011, 42% of providers offered very early abortions (during the first four weeks’ gestation) and 95% offered abortion at eight weeks. Sixty-four percent of providers offer at least some second-trimester abortion services (13 weeks or later), and 20% offer abortion after 20 weeks. Eleven percent of all abortion providers offered abortions past 24 weeks (AGI).
  • Only 5% of U.S. abortions occur in hospitals; 2% occur in physician’s offices. The rest occur in freestanding abortion clinics—without any established doctor-patient relationship (NAF).

ABORTION FATALITY

  • In 2014, six women died as a result of complications from induced abortion. Between 1973-2014, 437 women died due to abortion complications (CDC).
  • The number of deaths attributable to legal induced abortion was highest before the 1980s (CDC).
  • In 1972 (the year before abortion was federally legalized), a total of 24 women died from causes known to be associated with legal abortions, and 39 died as a result of known illegal abortions (CDC).

THE COST OF ABORTION

MEDICAL ABORTION

  • In 2011, 59% of abortion providers, or 1,023 facilities, provided one or more types of medical abortions. At least 17% of abortion providers offer only medication abortion services (AGI).
  • Medication abortion accounted for 31% of all nonhospital abortions in 2014 (AGI).

ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION

  • Induced abortions usually result from unintended pregnancies, which often occur despite the use of contraception (CDC).
  • In 2008, 51% of women having abortions used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. (AGI).
  • 9 in 10 women at risk of unintended pregnancy are using a contraceptive method (AGI).
  • Oral contraceptives, the most widely used reversible method of contraception, carry failure rates of 6 to 8% in actual practice (NAF).

ABORTION AND MINORS

  • 40% of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion (AGI).
  • 39 states currently enforce parental consent or notification laws for minors seeking an abortion: AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. The Supreme Court ruled that minors must have the alternative of seeking a court order authorizing the procedure (AGI).

ABORTION AND PUBLIC FUNDS

  • The U.S. Congress has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds to pay for abortions, except when the woman’s life would be endangered by a full-term pregnancy or in cases of rape or incest (AGI).
  • 17 states (AK, AZ, CA, CT, HI, IL, MA, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, VT, WA and WV) use public funds to pay for abortions for some poor women. About 14% of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds—virtually all from the state (AGI).
  • In 2014, 88,466 abortions in California were paid for with public funds. Public funds paid for 45,722 abortions in New York (AGI).

This page was last updated on December 03, 2018. To cite this page in a research paper, visit: “Citing Abort73 as a Source.”

Footnotes

  1. This percentage was arrived at by comparing the number of 2014 births reported by the CDC (3,984,924) and the number of abortions reported by AGI.
  2. The abortion rate is the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15-44.
  3. The abortion ratio is the number of abortions per 1,000 live births.

Online Homeschool Questions and Options – Review and more

Here is a list of various Online Homeschool options that have been brought to my attention in my researching if we want to add an element of online to our schooling. I still have not decided and I am still researching. So any experience you have had would be helpful. Please leave a comment in the comment section. Thank You.

If you are familiar with any of the options I have listed please share your thoughts and reviews. What you liked and / or didn’t like. It can be from the curriculum itself to back-end and user friendliness to how any issues were handled by admins.

Please share you good and bad.

If you are aware of any other online homeschooling courses please share, I am all about getting as much information and options as I can. Thanks !!

So here is what we have so far.

Annual 

  1. Pluralsight – Tech – $299 a year – https://www.pluralsight.com/learn

 

  1. Code Monkey – For Coding $109 for the year https://www.playcodemonkey.com/

 

  1. Skrafty – $300 for the year – uses mind craft https://whenyouriseup.com/product/edu-subscription-rank-up/  – $100 – $250 a class

 

  1. Mango Languages – $20 month – learning languages only – mangolanguages.com

 

  1. Monarch – $600 a year for the family – https://www.aop.com/curriculum/shop-monarch  – plus cost of curriculum choice. Came Highly Recommended.

 

  1. Moby Max – $200 all subjects for the year – most subjects only go to 8th Grade but could be nice for filling in gaps $99 for the year,for 3 subjects – $49 for the year 1 subject – https://www.mobymax.com/

 

  1. Funcation Academy – $23 a month per student – – or $115 per year – with a $50 reg fee – https://www.funcationacademy.com/pricing

         Came Highly Recommened.

  1. Power Homeschool / Acellushttps://www.powerhomeschool.org/enroll/ – $250 a year or $25 a month
  2. School House Teacher – $179 a year – https://schoolhouseteachers.com – not live teachers all self paced – Biblical worldview – Looks like a possible fit.

 

By Classes / Subject

  1. Math – Live On Math – $99 – $275 a class – https://users.liveonlinemath.com/users/lom/registration.php#
  2. Currclick – Purchase individual items and dittos at a reasonable price  http://www.currclick.com/index.php
  3. Abeka Classes – $300 a class  – http://www.abeka.com/ABekaOnline/BookDescription.aspx?sbn=319392
  4. Fortuigence – $60 – $200 a class – Writing  http://www.fortuigence.com/fortuigence/courses/  – Came Highly Recommended
  5. Big River Academy – $200 per semester/class – bigriveracademy.com
  6. Open Tent academy – from $150 – $1,000 per class – http://opententacademy.com/  – most seem to range about $300 to $450 – each class is 1 to 2 days a week about 14 weeks  to a full year
  7. Brigham Young University Independent Studyhttps://is.byu.edu – looks like most classes are $155 – per ½ a credit – or for a year class – some as low as High School Courses High School Course – some as low as $99 – or as high as $260
  8. Elim Bible School -$180 – looks like just one class right now  http://www.elim.edu/programs/online-hs/
  9. Answers in Genesis – Online classes – $150 – $200 per course – https://answersingenesis.org/education/online-courses/

 

Free

  1. Video tutorials on Word, web design etc… http://599cd.com/
  2. Virtual homeschool grouphttp://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org Maybe Free I am not sure
  3. Edx – Free – Secular – edx.org – By class – High school classes through college universities –
  4. Typing – Free – 15 Min a day – https://www.alfatyping.com/
  5. Easy Peasy / All In one – https://allinonehomeschool.com/ – Mostly a whole curriculum

 

Kanye banned from radio stations… why?

I don’t even like Kanye, but isn’t it interesting, you can call women “B’s” and hoes and be potty mouth but challenge the progressive way and … be banned. So much for feminism, decency and open-mindedness.

Kanye banned from some radio stations, man they want him back on the plantation and are going to try and whip him with in an inch of his life to try and make it happen.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/04/kanye-west-banned-from-radio-station-over-recent-comments.html

You can’t make this stuff up.

A Free Mind vs A Pavlovian Mind

By Donna Johnson

Black folks are so transparent and predictable with their Pavlovian response to any Black person that has the nerve to speak out against Democrats or the Liberal agenda. The vitriolic hate is swift, personal and unrelenting.

Kanye’s comment with regard to mental slavery has some merit…unfortunately.

During slavery Blacks were often punished, beat or killed if they were caught reading. Nonetheless, slaves valued learning and found ways to learn whenever they could…inspite of the risk.

So, I remember a time when we valued education…your mother would show up at school if the White teacher said you acted up in class. You knew there would be consequences at home, so you did not act a fool in class.

Today, parents will go up to the school and curse out or fight the teacher if they try to discipline any out of control or disrespectful behavior. Kids arrive at school hungry, unprepared, emotionally and physically abused, and often with a quick trigger for violence. Education is no longer valued by many.

Unlike slavery, Blacks are no longer challenged by forced labor and no one controls their ability to strive for their wildest dreams. You decide when you get married, you control your child’s destiny, you control how important education is to you and your family, you decide the lifestyle you aspire to…you are FREE! You can even speak your mind!

Mental slavery is when you are unable to conceive that YOU possess the ability to take advantage of MANY opportunities that can offer you any life you are willing to work for. Instead, you respond to life as if you don’t have options. And you are even free to do that!

Free to be self destructive, free to be unproductive, but expect to still be provided for, free to not learn from mistakes, free to have kids you can’t provide for, free to get offended if you are held accountable and free to create victims whenever it suits your fancy.

But thankfully that is not the mindset of everyone. We have parents who are taking advantage of every opportunity that is available for their kids and they find ways to create even more.

Some Black kids are thriving, they are getting scholarships, they are in STEM programs, they are pursuing their talents, they are reading, they are growing and learning, they are starting businesses, getting professional degrees, and/or ultimately working to provide for themselves.

We need more of the latter.

#freeyourmind

Just a couple Articles to Read for April 2018

Refuse to testing. Refuse Common Core. Refuse to let your kid be indocrinated

Education report card shows Common Core still fails US students

Internet sales tax would allow states to tax citizens of other states

Dumb, unaccountable, and unconstitutional.

Thoughts?
I for one am all for people getting their constitutional right to vote back once they are out of prison or jail… while on parole, no. They are still serving their sentence.

Parolees the right to vote

 

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

Image: traveler1116 / iStock

As Frederick Douglass looked out on the boisterous crowd that had gathered to celebrate America’s independence, he thought of Psalm 137.

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept

when we remembered Zion.

There on the poplars

we hung our harps,

for there our captors asked us for songs,

our tormentors demanded songs of joy;

they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How can we sing the songs of the Lord

while in a foreign land? (v. 1–4)

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Stacy Washington Brings Her Daily Talk Radio Show to More Stations in Southeast

FOR RELEASE: April 13, 2018
Contact: Judy Kent at (703) 759-0269 or cell (703) 477-7476 or jkent@nationalcenter.org and David W. Almasi at (703) 568-4727 or DAlmasi@nationalcenter.org

Project 21 Co-Chairman Brings Her Daily Talk Radio Show to More Stations in Southeast

St. Louis, MO/Washington, DC – “Stacy On The Right,” the daily talk radio program hosted by Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, has expanded its reach with the pickup of three new terrestrial radio stations in Georgia and Florida.

“It’s exciting to see more program directors add us to their lineups,” said Washington. “My brand of clear-headed, engaging and thought-provoking discussion is a perfect fit for today’s hectic media landscape. People want content delivered calmly and succinctly with a mix of guests, calls and commentary. We provide just that.”

Washington’s show, broadcast live from 3-5pm daily, is now heard on the Talk America Radio network stations of WDDQ-Valdosta, Georgia (92.1 FM), WLBB-Carrollton, Georgia (1300 AM) and WJHC-Jasper, Florida (107.5 FM).

“Stacy On The Right” is also syndicated nationally on the Urban Family Radio Network, American Family Radio, America’s Voice TV and KIVA-Albuquerque, New Mexico (1600 AM).

Washington, a resident of the St. Louis area, has been co-chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network since 2016. On the radio, in addition to her own show, she has been a guest host for shows such as “The Wilkow Majority” on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel, Chris Plante’s and Larry O’Connor’s shows on WMAL-Washington, D.C., “Cam and Company” on NRATV and “The Dana [Loesch] Show” on Radio America. Nominated for an Emmy Award for her television work, she has appeared on networks including CNN, PBS, the BBC and the Fox Business Network. She appeared on the cover of the June 2017 edition of America’s 1st Freedom magazine after breaking off a freelance relationship with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over its criticism of her 2nd Amendment advocacy. Her commentaries have appeared in Fox News Opinion, RealClearPolitics, The Federalist and Washington Times. She is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Ron Phillips, the owner and operator of Talk America Radio, said: “We’ve been huge fans of ‘Stacy On The Right’ for a long time. We’re honored to include her show on Talk America Radio. She’s the perfect addition to an already stellar schedule of talk shows. She’s professional and powerful, and she’ll fit right in.”

“The southeast is in for a treat. Stacy is an up-and-coming talk radio star,” said David W. Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research and staff director for Project 21. “Stacy’s political acumen is top-notch, and her talents and experience provide a clever and in-depth discourse. She also has great guests!”

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for over 25 years, is sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research. Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.


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A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 Race and America’s Founding Principles: A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration

Co-hosted by the Douglass Leadership Institute

Douglass produced the most powerful argument for the affirmation of America’s Founding principles in the history of African-American political

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Live Streamed

 

The Heritage Foundation

Lehrman Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Description

Two hundred years after his birth, Frederick Douglass endures unequalled as the invincible adversary of racial despair and disaffection – the preeminent apostle of hopefulness in the American promise of liberty and justice for all. In America’s dedication to principles of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence, Douglass found reason to love and identify with his country, despite the injustices that he and his people had suffered. A formidable thinker, activist, and polemicist, Douglass produced the most powerful argument for the affirmation of America’s Founding principles in the history of African-American political thought.

Peter C. Myers is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and the author of Frederick Douglass: Race and the Rebirth of American Liberalism. Reverend Dean Nelson is a licensed minister and ordained pastor who currently serves as the chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute. Diana Schaub is a professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and the author of several essays on African-American American political thought.

You are invited to attend the lecture on April 19, 2018 at Noon EST, registration details are below.

I’m a Black Millennial – Here are three ways we can improve race relations

by Jeremy Hunt

I’m a Black Millennial – Here are three ways we can improve race relations

Where I grew up, hating white people wasn’t an option. I had to interact with them every day. From a middle-class neighborhood in the suburbs of Atlanta, most of my friends didn’t look like me. In fact, when you hear white people say, “I’m not racist. One of my closest friends is black,” I’m probably the black friend who they’re referring to. Whenever we talked about slavery or the civil rights movement in school, I was the guy who received the collective gaze from the classroom. I’ve been told that I look like almost every famous black person that you could imagine (and apparently, all articulate black people sound like Obama).

But I didn’t have the luxury of just ignoring my white peers. If I wanted any chance at enjoying my classroom experience, I had to channel my frustration into productive conversations with them. So, we talked candidly and asked each other tough questions. We discussed the implications of some of their comments and how they might see things differently from my point of view. Just calling them a racist would’ve been pointless. Fortunately, our conversations opened the door to meaningful friendships built on understanding and mutual respect. Now, looking back, I couldn’t be more thankful for my upbringing. And that’s also why my heart is heavy with the state of race relations in our country.

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