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

BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS TRANSCENDS GENERATIONAL DIVIDES!
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 I recommend www.blacksforchange.com as the most comprehensive website to raise Black Consciousness to a level unmatched in the annals of American history, since the Reconstruction Era.  WWW.BLACKSFORCHANGE.COM presents an interactive key to help build a reservoir of Black Consciousness.

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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?

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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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REVISIT 2. – FELONS IN AMERICA – PART II – AN OPEN PASSAGE TO BREATHE

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REVISIT 2. – FELONS IN AMERICA

PART II – AN OPEN PASSAGE TO BREATHE

Why is it that no sales associates will inquire if an individual has a felony conviction before concluding a purchase?  By the same token, no one has ever been asked at the time of purchase whether or not that the possessor of the American currency has a criminal record?  Yet, the same business will deny the same person a chance to earn American currency honestly, if the request or of employment has recorded a felony conviction.

Let us begin to think and reason together.  What steps must be taken to give everyone who has the desire and skill set to make a decent living in this country?  If the intent of the Criminal Justice System is only to carry out a mandate from the Judicial Branch of Government, and the Legislative Branch of Government, and the Executive Branch of Government, then those who have suffered (directly and in-directly) must speak to the system to give their follow human beings equal access to the right to exist in a quality state of life.

No one is asking the government to come forth with more handouts, it is simply the matter of removing the foot from the neck of someone already struggling to recover an open passage to breathe.

The convicted felon has lost the right to protect his or her family with a firearm (NRA your help is needed) as well as the privilege to secure a decent wage.  The absence of these two critical components of responsible adulthood means the surrender of respect within the family structure.  The authority that came with adulthood and parenthood has been dismissed, when an individual lacks the means to provide food, shelter, and clothing for those he or she loves.  Respect for authority has been lost in the jungle of the denial of personhood status, whenever the laws expel a human being from the opportunity to be all that the Creator endowed an individual to accomplish.

SPECIAL EPILOGUE – Today, I was official refused a job by a janitorial service due sole to my past record.  Never mind that I have paid my debt to society.  Never mind that I have studied at the Doctoral Studies level.  Please do not put down every Black male who does not have a job.  I have tried unsuccessfully for two years to find a job.  What is a man (or woman) supposed to do?  Enough of this pull yourself up by your bootstraps and work hard message.  An ex-offender can be pushed to the brink with all the forgiveness talk and the reality of the antitheses action.

All ex-offenders, their families, and their friends should immediately register on www.blacksforchange.com.  We need you to register today on www.blacksforchange.com.  Join us for VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY – FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016.  We are asking each individual to invite ten (10) people from your acquaintances and associates (in addition to family members) to register on www.blacksforchange.com.  Together, let us make history.  We can start this historic strategy on – VOICE OF SOLIDARITY BREAKTHROUGH DAY.

 

BATHROOMS VERSUS THE DEATH OF UNARMED MEN

At the mere mention of the first term Nation Building, the thought of nationhood for the imperfect people and the impoverished people can strike apprehension in the hearts of the people who are most in need of the benefits that a new nation would proffer. Nation Building will reveal itself as a riddle, awaiting to be resolved by both the recipients of nationhood status and those who will vehemently oppose its mission.

BATHROOMS VERSUS THE DEATH OF UNARMED MEN

The NBA has taken the initiative to remove their All-Star Game Festivities over who may or may not use a bathroom.  I am not writing this particular piece to support or condemn any sexually oriented lifestyle; nor am I about to launch into my personal theological position.  I do; however, have a very sincere position on the NBA’s recent action.

To the Commissioner of the NBA, you do have the right to move your product.  Since the bathrooms/locker rooms seem to be of paramount importance to you, please consider the following for the move of your NBA All-Star Game Festivities.  Please think of avoiding the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and all other cities or states where the NBA has a franchise, which has seen the death of unarmed Black men at the hands of the police department using lethal force.

Mr. Commissioner, Alvin Silver, I am sure you have a good understanding of Black males, since your product is primarily generating funds because of their skills and talents.  I am sure that the lives of unarmed men has more importance to you than who can use whatever bathroom.

Mr. Commissioner, Alvin Silver, I am sure that in your fairness that you will take an activist position on behalf of your Black players, coaches, executives and fans.

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

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CONFERENCE CALL SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR PLAYBACK

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

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

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

Listen with an expectation of receiving in-depth spiritual revelations. 
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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 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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