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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!

www.BLACKSFORCHANGE.com – “Resource Guide” – Collector’s Guide

A CHANGE IS COMING!
A CHANGE IS COMING!

www.BLACKSFORCHANGE.com  

“Resource Guide”: Collector’s Edition

Authored by:  Mark Carven Olds, MNO, CNM, CPE

List Price: $29.99 – 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Full Color Bleed on White Paper 28 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1537115542 (CreateSpace-Assigned)  ISBN-10: 1537115545

BISAC: Political Science / Civics & Citizenship

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM  has been launched as a website that shall embody the disenfranchised people of the Black community in a fresh empowering endeavor. The mission shall present an organism that will substantially contribute to the unification of the African-American community. Through an illustration of Black unity, an invitation can then be extended to ingratiate all other minority groups. When a path to unity has been clearly identified by a grassroots initiative among Black people, other minority groups will have a paragon to follow. This will reflect the same paradigm as the Black Movements for Civil Rights has served in the past.
The call to register on www.blacksforchange.com  should never be confused as voter registration drive associated with any primary or general election. When you register on www.blacksforchange.com, you will have acted on a precise call to become part of a campaign to set forth solutions. WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM  shall directly impact the African-American community by opening a platform to every individual. Once you, your family, and your friends successfully register on www.blacksforchange.com, you have taken a proactive measure to help build a solidarity voice. This solidarity voice campaign has a realistic goal to become One Million Strong by Black History Month (February)-2017.
One Million Voices in solidarity, who have no political affiliation and have no allegiance to any political machine, will have assembled a strong force in America to present solutions rather a continuous round endless political rhetoric. Black America will have in the Solidarity of One Million Strong Voices, connected by www.blacksforchange.com, an independent voice not controlled by political machines or grant dollars. Most of all, back room deals will no longer be camouflaged by designated Black leaders who supposedly speak for the people. WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM  will represent the voice of the people, allowing each individual to set forth their solution path. No longer will the Democratic Party Plantation speak for all Black people. When the intense message of this initiative has been effectively accomplished as well as successfully internalized, we will demonstrate strength as a clear communication of solutions to any conundrum. One Million Voices in Solidarity outside of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green, or any other political party, shall speak with power to the powers of the status quo. WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM  shall reflect one million plus voices collaborating to utter solutions and reveal the “Collective Genius” of a people who have been systemically oppressed by the existing order.
These committed voices will be empowered through www.blacksforchange.com.  They will have the ability to communicate with one another, access to form groups, and assets to express variant positions, while only seeking those individuals or institutions that will openly and spiritedly support the implementation of our solutions. It is not an option to give away our vote in the hope that the elected official will come back with something beneficial for the constituency. We have grown impatient with candidates and institutions, who only wish to dialogue, study, and talk statistics about the problems that exist.
WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM  has granted the mechanism for Change to come to African-Americans. Change will only come forth to full fruition as we disperse the solutions from within our own ranks. The dissemination mechanism is present in the revealing of www.blacksforchange.com.
You must exercise the privilege and opportunity to compose articles, post your videos, make known your solutions, and exemplify your approaches to elevate the state of all forty million plus Blacks living in America. There are so many features on the www.blacksforchange.com  website that will allow each individual to express their positive creativity. Let us be proactive in making history!

I SUPPORT COLIN KAEPERNICK

I SUPPORT COLIN KAEPERNICK

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I support Colin Kaepernick.  I have been exposed to the entire lyrics of The National Anthem. I have discovered that the second verse serves as an ode to slave owners.  In addition, it demeans Blacks as property.

I must interject here that African-Americans/Blacks in America did not come to this land as immigrants.  That is number one.  Number two, Africans were not looking for a better opportunity or quality of life in the agricultural industry in the southern states in America.  And number three, truth should and will triumph over patriotism.

The founding fathers of this nation and their patriotic movement sound have a background check (reality check).  The myth or history surrounding the so called founding fathers orbits a primary objective, freedom from a dominant power.  This has been the historical version taught in the public school system as related to the founding fathers.  These founding fathers of the United States of America were White (descendants of Europeans and proud owners of African slaves that were purchased expressly to supply a cheap labor force in America).

These founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, embraced the assignment with specificity of what they desired as an outcome.  A background check on these founding father and the birthers of this contemporary patriotic fervor should have been charged with crimes and convicted by the laws that they composed.  They were guilty of felonies and repeat offenders.  In contemporary America, they (the founding fathers) would be codified as habitual criminals.  They would forfeit their rights to bear arms or to vote.  The founding fathers of these United States of America would have their liberty and freedom curtailed.  They would have to register as sex offenders and would be ineligible to hold a political office.  Here is a partial list of their criminal offenses: 1) Breaking and Entering a Whole Continent, 2) Theft of a Whole Continent, 3) Conspiracy to Steal a Continent, 4) Rapes (too numerous to count), Murders (too numerous to count), 5) Refusal to Pay Taxes, 6) Conspiracy to Avoid Paying Taxes, 7) False Imprisonments (too numerous to count), 8) Human Trafficking (too numerous to count), 9) Kidnapping (too numerous to count), 10) Felonious Assaults (too numerous to count), 11) Slave Owners (too numerous to count), 12) Child Molestations (too numerous to count), and 13) Acts of Pedophilia (too numerous to count).

The founding fathers had envisioned as the illumination pathway to reach the ideal sociological interactions of their times as the following classified societal principles: 1) Segregation, 2) Apartheid System, 3) Racism, 4) Institutionalized Racism, 5) Elitism, and Classism.

Patrick Henry, a member of the founding fathers, wanted liberty or death for himself and his progeny.  I doubt very seriously if he would have responded in an affirmative manner – granting freedom to one of his many slaves.  Governing principles were at the core of the United States of America founding fathers movement toward nationhood status.  Very little was overlooked in their written documents (inclusive of the Declaration of Independence, Preamble to the Constitution, and the Constitution). Their positions were clear as their governing principles: 1) White Only Rule, 2) White Men Only Rule, 3) Denial of Civil Rights to People of Color, 4) No Commerce Opportunities for People of Color, and 5) Blacks Counted as 3/5 of a Human Being.

When you have before you a comprehensive background check of the birthers/ founding fathers of patriotism, I concur and support Colin Kaepernick.  It is hard to stand up for something that is not what it has been made out to be.  I support Colin Kaepernick, because none of the presidential candidates or political parties have made any overtures to address the materialization of the Municipal and County Police Departments.  The political candidates, nor their political party affiliations have addressed with a resolution the death of unarmed civilians by police.  Having said all the above, I support Colin Kaepernick and his position.

Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director

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

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM

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

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WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM

“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.

TOTAL LIBERATION – TOTAL FREEDOM

WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM

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?

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 RESURRECTION OF CREATIVE TENSION AS A SOCIOECONOMIC OR A SOCIOPOLITICAL TACTIC

The Resurrection of Creative Tension as a Socioeconomic or a Sociopolitical Tactic

 

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The creative tension approach must come as a display that shall have an economic impact as well as a recognized political force

Black Americans have an obligation to explore mass engagement as a means to break the malaise of non-progress.  Creative tension, as a strategy, must become a proactive maneuver to break the current levels of passivity.  The resurrection of Creative tension will need to employ the equation of acts of civil disobedience meshed with economic re-direction and political re-alignment.

The global economy can be made to feel a significant impact from directed and purposeful spending by Black Americans.  The creation of institutions that will fulfill the market demand of Black Americans can cause a significant profit margin shift.

Products manufactured by Black Americans must have access to global distribution chains.  The forty million plus Black Americans would no longer be bound by the label of being consumers only.  “Consumer Only” cannot exist as a sign to keep Black Americans out of participation in the global economy.

Perhaps, most visibly, the resurrection of creative tension can most easily be felt in the political arena, but will be most rapidly responded to by the econommic arena.

The sociopolitical landscape can experience the immediate results of creative tension deployed by Black Americans.  The pressures of creative tension deployed by Black Americans can have an affect long before an election day.  When issues, especially economic issues, have been clearly defined, articulated, and packaged to ascertain specific outcomes; elected officials or tose hopeful of gaining an office, must respond publicly.  Choices will then receive a high profile, local or national.

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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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