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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.

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM serves as a bastion of Black Consciousness that transcends generational divides.

Register today at www.blacksforchange.com.  Remember, one million strong by Black History Month (February) 2017!  Do not delay register today!

“THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

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“THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!”

                The whole of society is clamoring for change.  Change, which shall improve the lot of the imperfect people and the impoverished people, will not come as a result of a political election.  Positive change for the oppressed people, the disadvantaged people can only emerge by a united front of those who have been designated as second class citizens and relegated to a suppressed populace state.

                Today, www.blacksforchange.com invites you to help empower the Black People in America by registering as a member on this site.  Membership on www.blacksforchange.com is non-invasive into your privacy.  It will; however, present a display of potential as a powerful unified effort. 

                  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall present an opportunity for Brothers and Sisters to interact with a common thread to raise Black Consciousness.  You will be asked to give up far less personal data than a number of people freely give away daily on Facebook as well as a number of other web sites or social media hybrids.

                WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM is an endeavor owned and operated by Blacks.  It has been created by Blacks to advance solutions for Blacks as part of the ongoing “Solution Strategy” of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.  This unique pioneering tool has been designed to further the awareness of Black Consciousness, while presenting a unified voice of solidarity among Blacks in America. 

                It serves well to reiterate at this point that “the call to register” on www.blacksforchange.com should never be confused as a voter registration drive associated with any local, state, national primary or general election.  When you have registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have proactively acted upon a precision call to become a functional part of an ongoing campaign to set forth solutions that shall elevate all Blacks.  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM shall directly impact the African-American community by opening access to a platform to every member in more than a symbolic gesture.  Each voice of descendants of African slaves living in America can now be heard.

                Once you, your family, your friends as well as your acquaintances, your associates, and your colleagues have registered on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have in essence released a preemptive measure to help build a solidarity voice for the people.  This solidarity voice campaign has a realistically obtainable goal of One Million Strong by Black History Month (February) 2017.

                Black people should not and do not have to fear change.  Change, positive change for Blacks in America, – when congealed through solidarity – is inevitable.  We, African-Americans/Blacks in America, must unpretentiously become the engineers, who will determine what the positive change will engulf and represent.  The outcome of this social/theoretical engineering shall reveal itself as a watchword to be etched into Black Consciousness.  This positive change shall impact Black lives for generations to come.  A Change Is Coming!

                I have over 1100 friends on Facebook as well as followers of my blog and other social media venues, I make an earnest and urgent appeal to each and every one of you (if you have not already done so, as many already have) – please register today on www.blacksforchange.com.  In addition, I am urging you to lift up the watchword to join this Black Consciousness movement by uniting with www.blacksforchange.com.  Join with me and countless others who have determined to make this a catch phrase going forward: “make today and every day – THE RENEWAL OF A  VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY.”

                I strongly implore you to invite ten (10) others from your formal and informal list collaborators, coworkers, partners, and teammates to register on www.blacksforchange.com.  Join with www.blacksforchange.com and be a part of this history making venture.

                Our strategy at www.blacksforchange.com represents an easily launched and clearly defined initiative that will make each and every day: THE RENEWAL OF A VOICE FOR A CONTINUOUS SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY!

  • BE READY! A CHANGE IS COMING!
  • REGISTER TODAY ON BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM!
  • ONE MILLION STRONG BY BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY) 2017!
  • IT IS FREE – BE FREE!

 

Nation Builders. Nation Building. Nationhood.

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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

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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?

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?

Finally, if you have a comment, question, statement, or an inquiry for answers related to Facebook, could you pick up your phone and dial Mark Zuckerberg direct?  If you have a comment, question, statement, or an inquiry for answers related to www.blacksforchange.com, you can pick up your phone and dial Mark Carven Olds direct at 216.785.0757.

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 AMERICAN REPARATION – THE TERMS THEREOF

Reparation Must Be Defined
                                Reparation Must Be Defined

It is a widely known fact that the United States government failed to fund the Congressional Bill, which became Federal law that would have awarded each freed slave forty acres of land and a mule.  That would have been the less costly approach to Black American Reparation.

It is a widely known fact that the United States government failed to fund the Congressional Bill, which became Federal law that would have awarded each freed slave forty acres of land and a mule.  That would have been the less costly approach to Black American Reparation.

As a result of none funding of the legislation, Black Americans exited slavery with a tradition that would come to symbolize future political assessment.  This constituency would receive symbolic gestures while other Americans would become recipients of tangible opportunities.

 

White America and the American government must do more than issue a symbolic apology and a statement of regret read into the Congressional Records over the misdeeds of Black slavery on its shores.  The forty million plus Black Americans living in America should have a compensation awarded that could somewhat amend for the collateral damages as an aftermath of slavery.  Post slavery impairments have been almost as vicious as the slavery institution itself.  This can be clearly seen in the lack of opportunity for equal access to land and natural resources.

 

The forty acres would have proven more than a start to carve out a meager sustainable existence.  This would have represented a collective potential to build an economy based upon minerals and natural resources present in the earth. The United States Government and the States that made slavery legal still have massive land holdings. Compensation dialogue should start at this level for redefining Black American Reparation.

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

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THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD

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The Baedeker to Nationhood

Authored by: Mark Carven Olds, MNO

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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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“NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE” (50 Avouching Expressions)

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“NATION BUILDING WITHOUT VIOLENCE”

(50 Avouching Expressions)

PART II

Noteworthy at this point, nothing has been contained in the aforementioned definition of a nation would even remotely suggest an act of violence or the military overthrow of another established society.  The notable absence of violence should deserve chronicle recognition.  Neither military aggression, nor social turbulence should represent a prerequisite for nationhood; especially, a nation that would ascend to form a Theocratic Interdependent Peaceful Society (T.I.P.S).

  1. Most often, a new vision will surface in the midst of an unlikely scenario. Healing will emerge from pain. Freedom will arise from imprisonment.  The human intellect cannot decipher path of Divine initiatives.  “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.’” [I Corinthians 2:9 HCSB]
  2. Transparency does not automatically remove complexity just as desire does not preclude struggle. The mature disciples have recognized that faith without works is dead.
  3. Nation Building shall proffer an exertion that will be hard to comprehend even for the political astute and even more difficult to visualize for the individual struggling with daily survival; nevertheless, Nation Building will represent the viable solution for the imperfect people and the impoverished people.
  4. The concept of Nation Building will make absolutely no sense to the many people who have become entrenched in a prolific and functional governance. The elite (well-heeled) and gatekeepers (designated leaders) will reject any idea that shall restructure the societal order to include the imperfect people (the ostracized) and the impoverished people (the penurious). The fact that a workable strategy (Nation Building) has been devised will not extemporaneously attract trust.  In fact, the very thought of such an initiative may even infuriate segments of the population.  A systemic explanation cannot offer a guarantee that the message may find comprehension, complimentary review, or moral reception.  “But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them.” [Luke 24:11 NASB]  The facts that were recorded by Luke two millenniums ago, ignored by his contemporaries, have find truth in today’s world.
  5. Nation Building will present the pathway for the imperfect people and the impoverished people to regain dignity in a classless and a past-less society.
  6. A nation must engender a cosmic volume of opportunities for a prodigious number of people. The collectiveness of resources should produce outlets of commendatory consummation. As individuals excel, a nation should gain momentum; while the exact scene should operate in the reversal of roles.  “Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.” [Proverbs 14:34 NASB] A nation should protect its citizens, while establishing an environment of stability and growth.
  7. Nationhood can succeed outside the constraints of institutions and their practices by enlarging the tent of maneuverability to include the imperfect people and the impoverished people in unity with the justice seekers, the progressive individuals, and the skilled laborers.
  8. Nation Building shall transcend the cultures, dogmas, and other established norms of the dominant society, enlisting more than an exercise in liberal conscience appeasement toward the imperfect people and the impoverished people.
  9. A succinct combination of existential factors inclusive of Biblical justice will render Nation Building a practical endeavor.
  10. Nation Building will often contrast with the existing governing system. Conflicts and differences should not compel diverse political positions to assume confrontational and adversarial tones. When clashes (political and social agendas) have become inevitable, violence should never be considered or entertained as an option. Nation Builders must take on the leadership mantle by performing as skilled negotiators who seek a means (prayer) to resolve issues through Biblical mandates.  The foundational principles (core values) of Nation Building should never encounter a situation of compromise.

 

 

NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL – DAY 18

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NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DAY 18 –

Scripture of the Day: “Then he said to me, ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel saying, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.’” Zechariah 4:6 NASB

Quote of the Day: “Individuals, who may become involved in Nation Building, will often be filled with over the brim enthusiastic vigor; however, nationhood status can disclose a tangible enactment of a planned initiative.  A nation will not come into being through dialectic discourse alone, nor shall the effort fade into “dream only” status due to the presence of serious opposition.”

Message of the Day: In order to egress this current world system, the circumstances shall make compulsory a comprehensive engulfing into the study of the Word of the God as structured in the Bible.  This will inevitably lead to a full appreciation of the intervention into the affairs of humanity by the God of the Bible.

The theological practice of nationhood status will display a contemporary advent of the God of the Bible in an interactive relation with the present day world.  No meaningful spiritual change can hold a remote possibility of impacting the current authority configuration if it will be singly presented as a theological theory.  As a definitive and distinctive body of theological opinion, Nation Building, will set the tone for the proposed change.  The Kingdom of God, the ultimate demonstration of political force, cannot be represented in words only, but power.

Prayer of the Day:  Lord God Almighty, hear the cry of the imperfect people and the impoverished people in Jesus’ name.  Deliver, O Lord, the imperfect, the impoverished, the unchurched, the unlearned, and the unsaved.  They face genocide without knowledge, political suicide without understanding, social irrelevance without awareness, and economic ruin without substance for survival.  Amen. (And It Is So!)

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

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A FLAWED VISIONARY: DEFINED

A FLAWED VISIONARY

My name is Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director of the Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.

Today, I would like to present to you how I define “A Flawed Visionary” and the purpose that role serves.  “A Flawed Visionary” may be defined by seven distinct characteristics.  Today, we will examine the first definition rendered as – One having a fault who still has the audacity to predict future events or developments.

I have fully embraced the role of “A Flawed Visionary.”  On various occasions, my life’s sojourn has left me wounded.  Wherefore, I have experienced incidents that have created the opportunity for the eventual emergence of deep scars.  Scars can only become visible at the healing process’ conclusion.  My vita should have RESILIENCE in all caps.  If you were to make my life the subject of a documentary, you could easily conclude that I have failed more than most of my peers.  Wherefore, you would also discover that I probably have enjoyed more successful outcomes than most of my peers.  A numerical evaluation alone would not sufficiently cover my experiences.   The reason for these end results as related to my failures has a two-fold explanation:  1) I have attempted more diverse things than others, and 2) I have an active faith toward God.

I have the practical knowledge of the Biblical doctrine of suffering.  By experience, I know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy does come in the morning.

DEFINED

A Flawed Visionary is defined as:

  1. One having a fault who still has the audacity to predict future events or developments:

This definition must be divided into two parts.  Today, we see why audacity must be at the forefront of “A Flawed Visionary’s”

Success story.  “A Flawed Visionary” cannot be overly sensitive to the words or deeds of the distractors, who will be quick to point out the faults of “A Flawed Visionary.”

The word fault, when used as a verb, can deliver a consistent and none fading message.  This is most often the use by people who wish to lodge a criticism at another individual.  Using fault as a verb, the opposition can express one’s unfavorable opinion of the worth and quality of someone else – criticize.

When the word fault is used as a noun, it usually is cited to point out a defect in character, a weakness – imperfection.  Those, who wish to see you fail or never rise up, are quick to point out your imperfections.

In the recognition of the pronounced faults real or imagined of substance or enhanced, “A Flawed Visionary” must exercise three significant gifts that emerge from the spirit in order to achieve success.  When these three gifts are applied by “A Flawed Visionary,” neither the past nor present, can deny an onward march to success:

1) a prophetic spirit – the utterance of divinely inspired revelations to foretell future events. “A Flawed Visionary” knows the course that has to be taken.

2) an idealist spirit – the ability to set a standard of excellence and live under the influence thereof.  “A Flawed Visionary” forgets those which are behind and has instituted a made up mind to press toward a higher mark in the future.

And 3) a dreamer spirit – the capacity to embrace a series of thoughts, images, or emotions to become part of the human condition.  “A Flawed Visionary” has adorned the mantle of RESILIENCE, determined to stop at nothing until the goal in view has been attained.

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NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL – DAY 16

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NATION BUILDER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

DAY 16 –

Scripture of the Day: “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” Acts 2:46 NIV

Quote of the Day: “Nation Building will never demand the historiographical similitudes of prior evolutions, when the foundational doctrine shall rest upon the preeminence of Christ.”

Message of the Day: With unity invoked and practiced, what was deemed lost shall discover a newfound mastery over former plagues.  Unity will breathe in vision and shall exhale success.  Not looking critically for cracks in another’s armour, unity can seal leaks and will strengthen vulnerable areas.  Unity shall broaden prospective and will narrow the chance of failure. Unity has the power to pour out life as showers and the mercy to absorb shortcomings into a river of opportunity.

Unity will rejoice and shout the victory in advance.  Unity shall enable the imperfect people and the impoverished people to extend an invitation to justice seekers, progressive individuals, and skilled laborers to join in a harmonious refrain: “Peace will be our administrator and righteousness our overseers.  Violence will not be heard in our land, nor devastation or destruction within our borders.  Our walls are salvation and our gates praise.  We will rejoice greatly in the Lord.  Our souls exult in our God!”

Prayer of the Day: Bless the imperfect people and the impoverished people to dwell in unity, seeking the greater good for all.  Amen. (And It Is So!)

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