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AN URGENT PLEA FOR BLACKS TO SUPPORT A BLACK INITIATIVE

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AN URGENT PLEA FOR BLACKS TO SUPPORT A BLACK INITIATIVE

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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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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”

CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH

1962 STOKES BOULEVARD

CLEVELAND, OHIO 44108

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015

2:00 pm – 5:00 PM

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THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD – CLEVELAND BOOK SIGNING

 

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THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD – CLEVELAND BOOK SIGNING – SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM – NOVEMBER 7TH – CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BRANCH – 1692 STOKES BOULEVARD – CLEVELAND, OHIO

“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.

THE BAEDEKER TO NATIONHOOD

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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.

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.

“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.