Black on Black Love

Hello friends!  A news report from earlier this week brought to mind a media campaign that emerged in the early 1980s called Black on Black Love.  It was founded by Ed and Betty Gardener who were at that time the founders and owners of Soft Sheen hair care company in Chicago, Illinois.  Its purpose was to counter the problem of violence in black communities as well as raise the awareness of the importance of black love and respect.

Friends, in addition to calling out others for their abuse, mistreatment, prejudice, and disrespect of black people, lets remind blacks (particularly young blacks) that they are a powerful, beautiful, fiercely intelligent, creative, resilient, loving group of people.  Blacks have survived and overcome so much hatred, bigotry, and negativity in this country.  Remind them/us that they/we are magnificent survivors and bodacious overcomers.  Remind us that Black on Black Love is not just a slogan or media campaign.  It’s a reality in the black community that has been the foundation and strength of our survival.

I remain in continual, fervent prayer for those who are acting out their love for blacks in America and worldwide.  May God move us to live to benefit, bless, protect, uplift, and restore the lives of blacks and people of color—Black on Black Love.  Amen.  And so it is!

Join me tomorrow, Saturday, June 27th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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God is Moving!

Happy Wednesday friends!  I trust that you all are having a marvelous week.  I am well and so very excited to witness God moving!

Many changes for the improvement of black life in America have taken place since last week.  Some of the changes are merely surface level while others are more substantive.  CEOs and others in position of power at various corporations and businesses has been shown the door after falling short of or failing to create an environment of racial equality and human respect.  More businesses and even leading brands have committed millions of dollars to organizations that are on a mission to institute systemic change for the betterment of the lives of blacks and people of color in America.  God is Moving.

Regretfully, there are still people out there refusing to turn from their practices of racism, inequality, bias, prejudice, etc.  You know I learned decades ago that the residual effects of racism run deep.  So much so that abnormal behavior and immoral treatment over time somehow became normal and acceptable.  But, guess what?  God is Moving.

Friends, I continue to actively pray, declare, and decree that practices, policies, regulations, laws, and more importantly, minds and hearts be Moved by God to benefit, bless, protect, uplift, and restore the lives of blacks and people of color in America.  Amen.  And so it is!  Yes.  Please know that God is Moving!

Join me tomorrow, Thursday, June 18th and Saturday, June 20th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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God Will Move Them!

Hello!!  How are you all doing?  I hope that you are experiencing a prosperous week.  I am blessed and so pleased to see that the true change-makers are standing strong. I’ve been praying fervently for them and for myself as well as digging deep to keep our spirit lifted.

It was good to hear reports that some leaders in some sectors of America’s society have moved to make immediate changes for the better.  On the other hand, it was disheartening to hear that some have vowed not to make any moves for the improvement of the lives blacks and people of color in America.  They don’t want to right the wrongs.  I understand that it takes courage, boldness, and a sense of righteousness to do so.  Even as adults, peer pressure can be real.  It’s difficult for them to go against the “status quo”. Accordingly, I ask that you all join me in praying for the leaders in all sectors, stations, positions in American society.  I pray that they have a Demascus Road experience; that their eyes are opened; and that God Will Move them to turn, change, and repent immediately.  I pray that they have a heart for true Civil/Human Rights.

I fervently pray and decree that practices, policies, regulations, laws, and more importantly, hearts be Moved by God to benefit, bless, protect, uplift, and restore the lives of blacks and people of color in America.  With the committed work of righteous protesters and their supporters, I know that God Will Move Them!  Amen.  And so it is!

Tune in tomorrow for the late “Wednesday edition” of the show and also join me Saturday, June 13th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/MarilynsCaféSociety; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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Now!

You all, you know that I like to keep the show and the blog light-hearted, informative, and entertaining.  However, we cannot ignore the elephant in the room!  There’s a problem in America that must be solve, fixed, Now!   I’ll keep it short.

As I stated during Wednesday’s show, we’ve hit the crescendo in this thing called Civil/Human Rights Movement (Symphony) for Blacks in America and people of color.

Here’s what needs to be fixed right Now!

*The broken educational system.  Address all underperforming, subpar schools in low income communities.  Stop allowing the socioeconomic biases determine whether black children can receive a good, quality education.  No one should have to go into debt to receive secondary education.  Stop the organized chaos.

*The racist Law Enforcement/Judicial and Correctional System.  Establish better vetting policies for those seeking to become law enforcement officers.  Release or re-train those who have history of abuse of power.  Correct bogus laws that are meant to systematically destroy the lives.

*Lack of opportunities for true financial freedom/gain.  Address the need for job development and entrepreneurship training programs; need for true equity in all government set aside programs and contracting opportunities; need for CEOs, executives, leaders of all sectors, industries of American society to commit to eradicating racism within their organizations and creating fair, equal pay policies and opportunities.

*Racism, prejudice and bigotry.  There must be a renewed, revived commitment to eradicate these diseases in America once and for all.

Change. Repent. Not in the next decade.  Not in the next 5 years.  Not next year!  Not in 6 months.  Not in 3 months.  Not next month.  Not next week.  Now!

Tune in this Saturday, June 6th, 2020 on https://youtube.com/MarilynsCafeSociety.  And, be sure to “like”, subscribe, SHARE, and follow my social media platforms at https://twitter.com/marilynscafesoc; https://facebook.com/Marilyn’s Café Society; and marilynscafesociety.com.  Peace.

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