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THE EVOLUTION OF A MESSENGER

THE EVOLUTION OF A MESSENGER

By: Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director –

Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC

www.blacksforchange.com

Colin Kaepernick has arrived into the conversation of America and the world.  His name is now on the lips of people who are not football enthusiasts.  Many may not know his position on the field, or what a quarterback really does.  Colin Kaepernick is now a 28 year old male, who has viewed the reality of being Black in America.  His vision of this reality has ignited a growing movement among his peers.  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 26, when the Montgomery Bus Boycott leadership mantle was thrust upon him.  We now recognize that beginning to be associated with the Civil Rights Movement.  The core values of the Civil Rights Movement all lead to justice.

Colin Kaepernick has emerged as a leader by simply following a process set before him.  He has come forth through a system that adored him as a:

  • Student Athlete loved,
  • Professional Athlete adored, and
  • Courageous Man of Integrity misunderstood.

As a student athlete, his potential was highly appreciated.  Colin began playing football at age 8. He went on to win several punt, pass, and kick contests.  Colin was nourished and nurtured through every level of competition both academically and athletically.  He graduated from John H. Pittman High School in Turlock, California with 4.0 GPA.  Colin was a dominate basketball player.  Colin was nominated as an All-State Baseball, Basketball, and Football Player.  He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs out of high school to be a professional baseball player; instead, he chose the path to become a student athlete.  He was applauded as a student athlete at the University of Nevada Reno.  He was trained for life after his collegiate career.  He was armed with an education both academically and athletically.   Colin was loved as a student athlete.

As a professional athlete, he was adored by fans as he led the San Francisco 49’ers to an appearance in the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship Game in 2013, only his second and third years in the league.  He set multiple records during that span including the most rushing yards (181) eclipsing Michael Vick’s old mark of 173.  Colin Kaepernick was rewarded with a 126 million dollar contract with 54 million guaranteed.  His team and fans adored Colin as a professional athlete.

As a courageous man of integrity, Colin’s education and cultural experiences has taught him life learning beyond the classroom and the athletic field.  He has learned what it means to be a Black man in America.  He has learned his history.  He has been trained in the system’s halls of higher learning.  He has reached the system’s stage of visibility through its athletic arena.  On this stage, Colin Kaepernick has chosen to sit or kneel to show that he has learned the meaning of the United States Constitution.  He has chosen to be a Black man, a courageous Black man, rather than just a professional athlete.  For being a courageous Black man, Colin Kaepernick has received death threats.  For being a man, a courageous man of integrity, Colin Kaepernick has been misunderstood.

May Colin Kaepernick’s decision to become a courageous man of integrity challenge his peers and his generation to launch a Movement for Justice for Black People in America.

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Hello, I am Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service. 

BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS TRANSCENDS GENERATIONAL DIVIDES!
BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS TRANSCENDS GENERATIONAL DIVIDES!

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AN URGENT PLEA FOR BLACKS TO SUPPORT A BLACK INITIATIVE

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(Comments, Questions, Statements, or Inquiries for Answers)

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and you are already a member of Facebook, then you have no qualms about being a part of contributing to and supporting the success of Mark Zuckerberg.  Right?

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and you are not a member of www.blacksforchange.com, then you should have no qualms about being a vital part of contributing to and supporting the success of a Black owned initiative. Right?

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and you have already helped Facebook to become over a Billion Members, then you would have no problem helping www.blacksforchange.com to become One Million Strong by Black History Month (February) 2017.  Right?

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and you have created a page on Facebook and visit the site more than three times a year, then you should have no problem creating a membership page on www.blacksforchange.com and visit at least once to learn of the Black Consciousness information.  Right?

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and have created a profile on Facebook and regularly post about your activities, your family, friends, personal philosophical views as well as photos, then you should have no problem with creating a profile on www.blacksforchange.com to help build an advocacy block and lobbyist group that will benefit you, your family, friends as well as develop solutions for the issues that concern our people.  Right?

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Love, Peace, and Unity for Solutions,

Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy Leadership, and Service, LLC

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BLACK RELEVANCY

BLACK RELEVANCY

BLACK RELEVANCY TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH!
BLACK RELEVANCY TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR OUR YOUTH!

Black American Hemispheric Enterprise (Commerce engagement and venture zones throughout the Western Hemisphere) – Black Americans have been present in the Western Hemisphere without a self-accumulative economic opportunity.

Many others, individuals, corporations, and multinational companies, have all benefitted greatly from Black American labor and ingenuity.  The Black American Hemispheric Enterprise shall represent potential commerce engagement that can extend throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.  Import and export, raw materials and finished products must have a part in the Black American trade portfolio.  Black Americans shall seek trade opportunities that will provide expansion possibilities.

Venture zones throughout the Western Hemisphere shall produce the occasion for Black entrepreneurs to excel and achieve success within the Western Hemisphere.  These venture zones will create opportunities for Black wares to be introduced into broader markets.  Black venture zones will help establish market share, image redefinement, and investment opportunities throughout the Western Hemisphere.  New opportunism will arise for Black investors.  The venture zones will set in place a positive element to launch new commerce endeavors.  Expansion through the Western Hemisphere by Black American entrepreneurs shall represent an ambitious directive to increase productivity with the United States by a Black American owned manufacturing base.

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Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service

Reciprocity for Black Men throughout the Global Community – There must be invoked a strategic plan to reach the goal to change any negative stereotypical images of Black men that may exist on foreign soils.  Furthermore, such an effort will raise the standard of excellence that shall become the norm of Black male expectancy.  This willcome forth through economic, cultural, political, social, and theological examples and practices.  Ultimately, this type of initiative will convey a distinct advantage that shall align reciprocity for Black men throughout the global community.

This will only manifest when Black men egress the White corporate structures or as agents representing the American government.  There must be a vehicle that will allow Black American men to represent their own interests.

Black American Entrepreneurs must be seen as representatives of Black owned commercial endeavors.  It will be at this point that Black Americans shall begin to achieve global community respect.  A Black American should not have to renounce his or her birthplace to demonstrate independent thinking or progressive ingenuity.  The Black cultural experience should illustrate more than an athletic or entertainment recognition.  The bonds of a people should also reflect the “Collective Genius.”  When the males of the Black people have become respected creatively along with other external visible attributes, then reciprocity will unfold throughout the global community.

A New Agenda for Blacks in the United States of America Must Originate from within – The status quo will no longer be a viable option for Black Americans.  Radical changes have arisen to the level of necessity in order to improve the quality of life for forty million plus people.  The issues and concerns of Black people cannot be left to elected officialsalone, nor to the conscious alignment of liberal leaning researchers.  The time has expired and the portrayal of a few Black faces in high profile positions will no longer find acceptable status among the imperfect people and the impoverished people.  The gatekeepers have no policy making power, nor moral strength to stand up for their people in the interpretation of, or the development of policies.  Symbolic street naming, building dedication, or statute erection will not elevate the current standard of existence.  Symbolism will not bring forth economic stability to a people who have been systemically excluded from commerce opportunities.

Symbolisms and iconic figures held in larger than life esteem will not deter crime, create business opportunity, or provide housing.  Food, shelter, and clothing must come through revenue generation that will provide dignity and respect.  Government handouts and the multiplication of entitlement programs have run their course.  Independent wealth creation, collaborative economic ventures, and social renaissance shall emerge once self-hatred has been conquered through a radical collective social status uplifting agenda.

A Black Political Base Centric to Black Concerns and Black Issues – Black Americans cannot afford to fashion their political base on historical party affiliation.  Black Americans must not feel chained to the Democratic Party out of the fear that they have no other options.  The time has arrived for a Black political base centric to Black concerns and Black issues without an isolationist posture.  Inclusion in the coeval system should not automatically dictate an abandonment of the needs centric to the forty million plus Black constituents.  Black Americans must have a fresh voting orientation.  A vote for an issue should not command an obligation to cast a ballot for a slate of candidates.  Black concerns and issues should be presented to potential candidates and not for the Black constituency to await what the candidates will present as their platform.

THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD – A REALITY SIGNAL

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THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD

BY: MARK CARVEN OLDS

 

“The Baedeker to Nationhood” represents the most radical and doable proposal for positive change on the shores of America since The Boston Tea Party. 

“The Baedeker to Nationhood” represents the most radical and doable proposal for beneficial change for the imperfect people and the impoverished people within America since The Reconstruction Era.

 

Upon exposure to the content of this volume, you will discover a channel, conduit, and stream of truth that will enable the imperfect people and the impoverished people to claim dignity, respect as well as prosperity. The Baedeker to Nationhood” is an exertion worthy of careful exploration. I thank you for your support and willingness to assist in this project ascending to its full potential. Peace.

Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

Midwest Minority Think Tank

216.389.4340

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

2:00 pm – 5:00 PM

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CONFERENCE CALL SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PLAYBACK

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Hello, I am Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank, I am taking this moment to inform you that you can now listen to the Sunday morning session at any time.

If you have been unable to connect with our Sunday morning sessions at 9:30 am, I have wonderful news for you. You can now access any of the previously recorded Conference Call in their entirety.  You can now listen to these spiritual revelations at any time. You can do so by simply dialing the PLAYBACK NUMBER: 712.775.7029 and then enter the ACCESS CODE: 103.381 and finally enter the REFERENCE NUMBER for the specific message.  For example:  Enter 1 for the message – “FORGIVING THOSE WHO ARE NEAR AS YOU FORGIVE THOSE WHO ARE AFAR OFF!”

Enter 2 for the message – “DO NOT GIVE UP WITHOUT ONE MORE PRAYER!”

Listen with an expectation of receiving in-depth spiritual revelations. 
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A DAUGHTER’S PLEA

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A Daughter’s Plea

Today, I am extremely concerned about the society in which my children and grandchildren have to live.  This sense of urgency has not arisen due to an escalation of drugs, gangs, murders, or terrorist.  My heartfelt concern today revolves around those who have sworn with an oath on the Constitution, both State and Federal, to serve and protect the citizenry.

My beautiful young daughter, in her twenties, has multiple degrees.  She has a wonderful husband and two of the most marvelous children any grandfather could ever hope to have call him PaPa.

Then why I am so disturbed?

My daughter has a real fear.   If she is pulled over by the police for what may be a routine occurrence for someone of another ethnicity, such a stop could cost her her life.  My daughter, her husband, my grandchildren, and her friends should not have to live with such concerns.  They should be able to enjoy the fullness of their lives without their energy, mental and emotional, spent on such delusion of their time.

Life, at best calculation, has already been deemed a brevity experience.

Thank you Baby Girl for arousing my passion once again to continue the campaign to end police brutality through the abolishment of unlimited immunity for county prosecutors and their staff.  I am thankful this morning that the rallying of my spirit came by the words of a beautiful daughter and mother who can still call her daddy, and her daddy can still call her.  It was not a tragedy that has called me back to the forefront, but a burden that no child living in America should have to contemplate on a drive to work.

Thanks once again, Baby Girl, I have heard your summon.  Daddy will return to the battlefield.

Will you join me for your children’s sake?

Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.

Cell: 216.389.4340

Email: mcolds49@gmail.com

Blog: www.themidwestthinktank.com

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NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (50 Avouching Expressions) PART V

 

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“NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE”

(50 Avouching Expressions)

PART V

            Nation Building, arriving at full nationhood status, can only emerge through the power and will of an Almighty God.  The infrastructure can only be established by the Spirit of God.  The citizenry can only be fulfilled by a people who have chosen to exercise faith in the promises of God.

  1. The mechanism of Nation Building shall make a personal appeal to the perspective citizenry to pursue recognition of nationhood as a collective body, not merely a voting bloc as an aligned constituency.
  2. Nation Building will proclaim theocracy a victor over democracy. Theocracy will liberate the mind and set the spirit free from an entangled and entrenched practice in the philosophy and exercise of democracy.  The Word of God is not up for an earthly discussion.  It has been forever settled in Heaven.
  3. Nation Building has no intention of ever being mistaken as an entitlement program. Nation Building will rely upon the provisions that shall be made available by God and His riches in Glory!
  4. Nation Building shall transcend any fantasy or air castle. The initiative will proffer a systemic approach to building lives, recovering lives, and restoring lives through covenant living.
  5. Under the shelter of separate economic, political, and social umbrellas, Biblical justice has extended a theological canopy as a place of refuge for the imperfect, the impoverished, and the ostracized from the coeval dominant powers. Nation Building will reject power by repressive ordinances or any demonstration of oppressive force.
  6. Nation Building can concatenate a common culture, conscientious commerce engagement, political infrastructure, and a spirited sense of kinship. Faith can provide a means of protection to shelter the imperfect people and the impoverished people without an intrusion on territorial boundaries. The protection would be expanded to cover the unforeseen through the application of faith.  Faith will serve as the buttress that can reinforce the series of links, keeping each link of the chain strong.
  7. The Nation Builder shall represent both the peace and the power of Jesus Christ. The message (the Doctrine of Nation Building) will offer a pathway to heal and to reconcile people within the context of nationhood as an exemplar of covenant living (peace). Also, the communication will demonstrate the strength to change directions, while establishing a new focus in life (power).
  8. The combination of peace and power (succinctly deployed) shall create environs for harmonious living. The Nation Builder will not employ disruptive tactics, but shall offer a stimulating message that will be geared toward harmony.  The equipoise of the forces (spirit and nature) that breathe a symmetry of uniformity into people will arise through the Doctrine of Nation Building.
  9. An Ambassador of Peace must proclaim unity. A nation build upon unity as defined by the Father will practice righteousness. With this principle in operation, the Nation Builder shall seek a consensus that will embrace fellowship, friendship, rapport, and solidarity.
  10. The Nation Builder, as an Ambassador of Peace, shall advocate for a cohesive coexistence among all people; thereby, promoting a classless and a past-less society.

NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE (50 Avouching Expressions) PART IV

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“NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE”

(50 Avouching Expressions)

PART IV

The Father has not relinquished His power to create new things.  He has not abandoned any of His promises.  What the Father has spoken in times pass, He has the ability to perform in today’s world.  Because men have failed to recognize His omnipotence does not mean for one moment that the Father has ceased to be all that He has always been.

  1. Nation Building should not be confused as a fad, but must have full recognition as a revelation. This initiative shall illuminate a passageway for the imperfect people and the impoverished people to tread in order to obtain self-reliance, triumph over collateral sanctions, and liberation from the residuum that has been emitted by symmetrical acts of oppression.
  2. Nation Building will honor God with the enactment of covenant living.
  3. A nonviolent lifestyle can reverse any trend that may siphon individuals into a stream of malicious behavior.
  4. Nation Building can only mature (grow to full fruition) in a soil that has been cultivated to produce a harvest devoid of narcissism.
  5. Nation Building shall reveal an endeavor only accessible through the embracing by faith.
  6. The people, who most need to egress this world system, will almost always resist sudden change. They will abide in the status quo most often as result of intimidation by the ruling powers or their own fear of the unknown. These individuals will appear on the surface to have the least to lose by accepting citizenry in a new nation; nevertheless, they will hold onto their lowly estate with the tightest possible grip.  Fear will paralyze and these individuals will hold onto a doleful disorder entanglement.  The imperfect people and the impoverished people will cling to skepticism as an entitlement and harbor cynicism as a privilege.  Why so?  Throughout their entirety, life has been a never ending series of powerlessness.  The promise of a better existence in a new nation will ring as another political hoax or a theological other world exit.  A new nation, arising with the promise of total inclusivity, will be met with distrust.  Nation Building will add to the existing citizenship much like the Apostle Paul (a citizen of Rome, a citizen of the Jewish state, and a citizen of Heaven).  Renunciation of the present identification (natural citizenship) will find itself to be unnecessary.  Once again, the only prerequisite that has been pronounced by Nation Building:  rebirth in Jesus Christ.
  7. Nation Building will act as an occasion to replant lives and transplant futures. The contemporary application of the principle of gleaning will spread into the erection of a new nation.
  8. God can call people into His plan in whatever era that they exist where unrighteousness may appear to prevail over the multitudes. An Old Testament prophet announced that hell has enlarged itself. Violence, oppression, idolatry, and the worship of other gods all shall represent a just cause for God to choose an individual or a people to perform a new assignment.  Without any debate, the evidence has pointed to the rise of rebellion and wickedness throughout this contemporary age.  Nation Building will drum out loudly salvation through Jesus Christ.  Nation Building shall herald the Gospel and will summon the people to covenant living.  Obedience and peace will describe the only possible pathway (Nation Building) to arrive at full nationhood status.  A practice of faith, based on the Holy Scriptures, will incontrovertibly display something unique and different than what has currently dominated the visual senses.
  9. Only through the strength of covenant living can the weak and the strong find common ground for growth and development.
  10. Nation Building will contain all the ingredients for the imperfect people and the impoverished people to advance, because Nation Building has no sufficiency apart from the Spirit of God.

 

“I HAVE CEASED THE CHASE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM”

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I HAVE CEASED THE CHASE FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

 

“I have ceased the chase for the American Dream; instead, I walk by faith into the promises set before me by the Father. As the Father’s Child, I am an heir, declared so by ‘I AM THAT I AM.’
‘I AM THAT I AM’ has chosen me. I did not choose HIM.
‘I AM THAT I AM’ has revealed to me that I am a Black man of African descent, but foremost, HIS child with a vision from HIM!”

Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.