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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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AN URGENT PLEA FOR BLACKS TO SUPPORT A BLACK INITIATIVE

  • WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM *Comprehensive *Informative *Provocative Black Consciousness shall be raised to a level that has been unsurpassed in any era of Blacks in America since the Reconstruction Era! *Compelling Action *Igniting Compassion *Inspiring Passion

AN URGENT PLEA FOR BLACKS TO SUPPORT A BLACK INITIATIVE

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM

(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?

If you are an African-American, Black, or a Person of Color and have accounts with one or more of the following: Facebook, Flicker, Google Plus, Instagram, LinkedIn, Meetup, Periscope, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumbler, Twitter, Youtube, Vine or any other social media web site, then you should have no problem starting an account with www.blacksforchange.com. 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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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

 P.S. Please invite a friend to join you.  I hope that you will also forward this message to others who you believe can gain insight from this event.

 LECTURE – BOOK SIGNING “THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD”

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

2:00 pm – 5:00 PM

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THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD

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Project Summary

The Baedeker to Nationhood

Authored by: Mark Carven Olds, MNO

List Price: $24.95

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper 278 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1517586560 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1517586569  BISAC: Political Science / Political Ideologies / Democracy

The conundrum that will surround Nation Building can be found in the de-mystification of the programmatic intent.
Nation Building will not threaten the people by coercion or the government with violence. Nation Building will sustain an ostracized people with hope and shall invoke a number of tangible economic endeavors as a methodology to lessen their dependence upon the existing system.

Nationhood will help eliminate its citizenry from the welfare rolls, public housing subsidies, entitlement programs, and healthcare supplements. In addition, nationhood status will significantly help reduce the number of individuals on probation, parole, and confined in penal colonies. At the same time, nationhood will create entrepreneurial opportunities, build businesses, provide jobs, and reduce school dropout rates.

Nationhood will also provide an illustration of covenant living through a Theocratic Interdependent Peaceful Society (T.I.P.S.).
The fast pace of everyday life can often remove the analytical process that may reduce the nationhood emergence to many as a complicated riddle or an impossible feat to produce. When the analysis has been applied to Nation Building as if to a job related initiative, personal involvement will then cause the view of systemic change to take on a more proportional advancement. In other words, it can be seen in smaller steps that will lead to a massive undertaken. However, the colossal venture of Nation Building will never seem doable to a people who have been cemented to only function in the current system.

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CONFERENCE CALL MESSAGES

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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!”

Enter 3 for the message – “JESUS IS ON HIS WAY TO MY HOUSE!”

Enter 4 for the message – “THE AWESOMENESS OF GOD:  THOUGHTS AND WORDS –  PART ONE”

Enter 5 for the message – “THE AWESOMNESS OF GOD:  THOUGHTS AND WORDS – PART TWO”

Enter 6 for the message – “THE CURE FOR ANXIETY”

Listen with an expectation of receiving in-depth spiritual revelations. 
PLAYBACK NUMBER: 712.775.7031
ACCESS CODE: 103.381

ENTER REFERENCE NUMBER

 

 

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. 
PLAYBACK NUMBER: 712.775.7031
ACCESS CODE: 103.381                                                                                 
ENTER REFERENCE NUMBER

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.

“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.

REJOICE AND RECEIVE YOUR HEART’S DESIRES!

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Take delight in the Lord,

And He will give you your heart’s desires.

Psalm 37:4

My heart’s desires by the conclusion of 2015:

  1. Multiple and substantial revenue streams of abundant positive cash flow
  2. Multiple books on the best seller lists in multiple countries
  3. A spacious new home in a safe and peaceful environment with room for a broadcast studio, family, friends, and worship gathering
  4. All state of the art technology and equipment for a world class broadcast central for justice, liberation, and salvation messages
  5. Multiple speaking engagements, preaching assignments, and ministry opportunities; in addition, wherever I venture to fulfill a Divine assignment I shall be met with over capacity audiences present on each occasion, whether an indoor arena, outdoor stadium, hotel ballroom or sanctuary
  6. A tithe and offering of all the unchurched, unlearned, and unsaved souls whom I encounter directly and in-directly and I shall speak with power and the demonstration of the Holy Spirit
  7. Investors in my projects (ARC over Cleveland, S.U.R.E. Curriculum, Life Coach Campus, Dreams Realized, LLC.)
  8. Peace, joy, honor, respect, and love in my social life, relations with my children and grandchildren, as I enjoy excellent physical health, mental stability, and emotional balance
  9. Total Liberation, Total Freedom and Total Travel Privileges, as I am established as leader of my people, and all impoverished and imperfect people of all ethnicities
  10. Materials needs and desires (Blue Bentley Convertible, Vacation Home, Private Jet Share, New Wardrobe & Choice Jewelry)

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us – (Ephesians 3:20)

But as it is written:  What eye did not see and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind – God prepared this for those who love Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

AND IT IS SO!

Mark Carven Olds, 07.05.15

Now you must write your heart’s desires in accordance with the Word of God!  Why shouls you now enjoy now all that is within your heart!  Praise HIM!

NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL – DAY 30

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NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DAY 30 –

Scripture of the Day: “…The desolation of many generations…” Isaiah 61:4d NASB

Quote of the Day: “I cannot abandon (a leadership role) (in) the march from this current system into a new nation due to the absence of a ring solvent to conventional wisdom.  To settle in a state of incertitude would be ludicrous; especially, when a palatable option has been made known to exist.”

Message of the Day:  Nationhood, sought by faith and Divine power, may emerge in a day or all at once.  No definable explanation can hold back a people marching by faith.  The infrastructure that has its genesis in faith shall command the imperfect people and the impoverished people to quit praying and start moving toward nationhood.  The desolations of multiple generations has deteriorated to the coeval status, but past failures or shortcomings should not instinctually constitute a continuous languishing in the abyss of hopelessness, despair, and third (or forth) class citizenship designation.  Nationhood status shall await those who have the faith to courageously egress their present condition.

Prayer of the Day:  The imperfect people and the impoverished people did not arrive at the point of barrenness overnight, but by Your Grace, they can depart the dismal situation in the midst of deep darkness.  A night exodus can occur as a result of a people trusting Your message that describes the action steps that will assure a triumphant and prosperous outcome.  In Jesus’ name, amen.  (And It Is So!)

Enter Your Personal Meditative Reflection:  (SELAH.  PAUSE AND THINK CALMLY ABOUT THAT.) ___________________________________________________

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