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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fund raising letter to Father Steve Wetzel, Lodge Five [ 5 ]

Dear Father Steve Wetzel of Lodge Five [ 5] ,

Frankly I think the police officers of Philadelphia should have another Union choice if they find the Lodge Five [ 5 ] of the Fraternal Order of Police to be a bit too conservative and, frankly, too racist. But I have a confession to make. I have asked my so-called Black radical, Black liberal and Black progressive friends, my Black celebrities, and my Black wealthy business people and Black top executives for money to run my small corporate structure, to no avail. They all talk a good game, but when it comes to needing money for vital programs and important work, they turn the other way. I am frustrated and angry about it because I've worked my butt off for three decades and still don't have the money to get done what I need to get done [ please see document below when you have time to read it. It is important work and I am a very responsible, caring, loving, and generous person... ] I also asked that screaming liberal District Attorney for a job, but he didn't even have the decency to respond to me.  I don't hear much from WURD 900 Black Talk Radio either.  I didn't have the nerve to ask the men of Lodge 5 for money. It is not because I hate policemen. I think most of them do a great job, but I know some bad apples are protected.  Maybe you guys could pass the hat and see what you can do. I guarantee there will be no favoritism towards police for whatever contributions you give, and I guarantee you will not have strings attached to the money where I'm asking for more all the time or  asking specifically what you would like to have me do. I have my own agenda and it is modified, but it stays pretty basic, as you can tell from this statement attached. I am a strong believer in GOD and a man of GOD. This is why I am writing you to speak for the fellas for me.

To save you from reading the 8-paged document, basically I do social justice work, education, self-esteem building and self-help work especially for Black youth, but for the Black community as well. It, my work, gives me a wealth of good feelings, but not much money to continue the work itself. I am no phony. I don't have a million dollars stashed away somewhere.  [ I do own about $600.00 in stock, but I lost $89.00 last year [ 2017] on my stock market purchases.  I am sending a copy of this to the Guardian Civic League because they don't get off the hook either. I am also sending an e-mail to Mayor Kenney and the Fire Department because there was a little fire underneath where I live the other day and the Fire Department was there before I had a chance to even put the phone down.  I am grateful and deeply impressed. If you would like to see my tax returns for the last four years, that can be arranged. I make under $17,000.00 a year and am on disability for depression [ I have not been hospitalized for that since 1999..when I had to stay in Hahnemann Hospital for a month due to my internalized anger problems. I have largely overcome this problem with therapy and medicine, which I take religiously. I have never hurt myself or anyone else physically. ]  I work part time for the Mayor's Commission on Aging. I am 61. Reach me at 1 ( 215) 823 -- 9985. When you read the document you will see how to donate money through my lawyer, Attorney Ron Harper anonymously if you wish. I thank you for reading this document and I Pray you can respond positively. Eagles are GO! Sung to the tune of Thunderbirds are go! See You Tune URL below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfIAKj3Gl1E


Gratefully True,


MR. Tracy Charles Gibson,

Founder, President and Chief
Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Incorporated, & Our Subsidiaries. (Please see attached message)..

We will have Tee-Shirts soon and you can buy my book of Progressive poems by logging onto www.LuLu.Com and looking up my poetry book ``Let the Children Gather''   They are $10.00 a copy. //

By the way, if you have any wealthy friends on the left right or in the middle who really want to see their money go to a great cause. Let me know.

cc, 900 Black Talk Radio, Mayor James Kenney, Jannie Blackwell, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Magic Johnson's Foundation, Spike Lee's 40 Acers and a Mule, the NAACP, Senator Robert Casey, Senator Vincent Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, my personal blog, the National Black Women's Congress, The Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, The Carter Center, Black Lawyers for Justice ( really?),  and others. //



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 Detailed report below     -----

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Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC.      EIN Number 27 – 0145705. (and our subsidiaries)
What Are We About?  // What do we do?
     My business (An ``S’’ Corporation incorporated on December 18th, of 2006 in Philadelphia) is dedicated to the future development of Black youth and Black young men.  We also help and work towards the betterment of the entire Black community, especially locally, in Philadelphia. We utilize such services as education, public relations, advertising, Black community development, Black business support and development and Black community advocacy to promote the solutions we feel will bring us full circle and promote our positive development and our good will.  We thank our supporters for the Spiritual, financial and social support they have offered us.
     We write hundreds of letters a year to ask institutions, governments, corporations, embassies, and prominent or not-so-prominent mostly Black individuals to change policy or change course and do something more positive like; stop selling cigarettes (CVS); stop polluting (a future letter to British Petroleum and Exxon) ; allow more access for people of color to jobs, wealth, Real Estate, and significant  capital to create wealth;  help mostly Black people lose weight and take steps to work their Way lose from poverty; and  take a positive stand on certain issues like child care, abortion rights, other rights for Black women, and rights for Black gay and Black lesbian people.
     We do research into certain issues and write articles, reviews, and analysis of issues and concerns that can make a difference.  We have an extensive blog (http://thePoliticsofReal.Blogspot.Com) that we invite you to read while we modify it and change it into ten smaller, more manageable blogs with detailed instructions as to how to take better advantage of these blogs. 
      When we make a profit, or have a few extra dollars, we send some money to other organizations progressive or revolutionary Black individuals and institutions that are working for the betterment of the Black community.  Some of the organizations and institutions we have financially supported in the past include: The National Congress for Black Women;  The New African American Museum on the Mall in D.C.; and WURD Radio 900 AM in Philadelphia.  We also make every effort to support Black businesses in the Black community locally and even some out of state.
     Please see our Annual Corporate Report from 2015; and our Annual Corporate from 2016.  Take note of our EIN number (above) and look on the net and find out what you will about us after you do the research for yourself. We need your help in monitoring information about the hard work we are doing towards Black community betterment. 
     We look forward to hearing from you.  Our contact information is listed below:
Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC.
Mr. Tracy Gibson,
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Building better and Lasting Supports for Black Americans, Black Africans, Blacks internationally and Black Caribbean’s.
670 North 41st, Street
APT. B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
1 (215) 823 9985
BrotherTracy11@gmail.com
     **If you are interested in making an anonymous donation of any size to me and my corporations, (Please see corporate structure & what we need money for)  you can go through my lawyer, MR. Ron J. Harper of 140 West Maplewood Avenue; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144. (Phone) 1 (215) 844 – 4848.  Please be specific as to which aspect of my corporate interest you are interested in funding. [Please note that funds left to my own corporate needs as to how to spend as far as I see fit are most valuable as we have many varied concerns to help the Black community.
Examples as to how funds will be spent:
  1. New Office outside my home. [Rent, properties, taxes, settlement costs, lawyer’s fees, office renovations, office furniture, cleaning & upkeep expenses,
  2. Payroll, book-keeping and record-keeping. ( We plan to officially hire executive trainers for Black youth and Black youth...)
  3. Copy Paper, pens, pencils, notebooks, computer repair expenses, vision-board materials, computer hardware, computer software, new address books, text books.
  4. Personal loan repayment and personal debt repayment to help make our corporation’s future work more solvent. [ For the founder and president, MR. Tracy Charles Gibson.]
  5. Student loan repayment of our Founder and President [ MR. Tracy Charles Gibson].
  6. Official Business plans. [Six are needed.]
  7. Phone bills, media expenses and other office expenses.
  8.  Monies promised to other Black businesses.
  9. Petty cash, Real Estate, Stocks, and other investment instruments.

 Tracy Gibson wrote:
 > *Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Incorporated and Our Subsidiaries
> as of august 10th, 2017 Thursday*
 >
> **     *Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Incorporated*,  is my parent
company. It was incorporated on December 18th, 2006. Many years went
 > into research before that. Education, research, advertising, Black
 > Community advocacy, Public Relations, advocacy for Black businesses and Black youth,
 >  philanthropy.  This is a for-profit company with a political conscious.
 > EIN
 > number available.
 >
> **     *The Coalition to Fight for Peace, Freedom and Justice in the Middle East.*
 > *This
 > is a non-profit company* aimed at giving common Black people and other
> non-Whites a viable option to learn more about the multiplicity of issues
 >  facing the Middle East in a non-violent, peaceful and earth-saving (and
 > people saving) manner. It is all on paper right now, due to a lack of
 > funding, but our aim is to make more information concerning the
 > complexities in the Middle East more understood and acted upon by the
 > general public, especially marginalized communities.
 >
> •    *Socks and Jocks* – *
a for-profit store aimed* at providing the sale
of men’s under ware, jocks straps, socks and Tee-Shirts in a festive,
 > up-beat atmosphere where condoms and safe-sex information is also freely
 > available. I would like to see the stores in 10 cities. We are a
 > subsidiary of Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, Incorporated.  This is
 > not a ``Gay store’’ or a men’s store only. It will be open to women,
 > girlfriends, boyfriends, lesbians, transpeople, wives, and the general
 > over-20 community. It is past time to get past being squeamish about sex
 > and sexual issues due to the numbers of men coming out of institutions who
 > might be in need of such stores to help curb STD’s and AIDS/HIV in our
 > Black
 > communities. A percentage of profits will be channeled into education
 > scholarship programs for Black youth who want to attend Black colleges.
 > Established
 > funding from private sources will help create a level of professionalism,
 > accountability, public disclosure, decorum, and decency for this company
 > that is often lacking in far too many of our Black businesses and
 > corporate efforts to date.
 >
> •*A Black Progressive Talent Agency*   *
---  Let’s start with the raw
 > facts*. Look how many Black stars have lost their lives from drug
> overdoses, car accidents, and behaviors that are outside of the loop. For
> the life of me, I can’t understand why the *Michael Jackson Camp* has not
 > sued *Pepsi Company*  over what led to his death – the stage accident
•*Black Millionaire’s Network.*
 >*An international Black network* of financial consultants that help Black
families and Black individuals stabilize their households financially
 > for the long term – this in general terms is what Black Millionaire’s
 > Network
 > is all about. Money for saving; money for the Black Children’s educations
 > all the way up to the doctorate level if need be; money to pay property
 > taxes; take needed vacations and enjoy adequate time with friends and
 > family; investing in stocks; and saving for retirement.  This concept
 > will help popularize financial responsibility as we throw away our
 > worthless lottery tickets (before the community even buys them) and put
> our money in Black banks like *United Bank* and invest in Black investment
 > firms like *Ariel Investments* instead. This is not rocket science. It is
> about being responsible, taking our time, investing early, and getting
 > proper financial advice and proper and appropriate financial education.
 >
> *Editor’s Note:* All aspects of my corporate structure are actively
> engaged in building positive family ethics, good diction, proper good
 > manners, good grooming, exercise, good nutritional values and a religious
 > and ethical background to help hold it all together – even though we might
 > only be largely on paper at the present time, we are seeking support,
 > financial support and we are able to share our ideas in a very generous
 > manner as we continue to build our progressive business interests.
2016 Annual Report for Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, INC.

Mission Statement: Who we are

We are a Black education, public relations, advocacy, advertising, marketing, and customer service & philanthropy company dedicated to helping Black youth stabilize, learn traditional Black family values, and become a viable and useful part of the Black community. We also want to and have helped stabilize our entire Black community nationally, in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia. We do this through education projects, philanthropy and through projects to support Black progressive businesses.
List of Achievements:
1] Started to resolve our problem with 2015 taxes for our 2015 Summer Intern. We will send in a $50.00 deposit to get the tax problem resolved. [We are NOT getting any pressure whatsoever from the Internal Revenue Service, but the Pennsylvania Unemployment office has been writing intermittently.] This ``problem’’ boils down to a retroactive payroll for a $1,060.00 payment to our 2015 Summer intern, Mr. Andre Paulhill, that was never paid taxes on. I am, frankly, ashamed that it has taken so long to resolve, but no legitimate payroll company wants to touch it. I have written and called at least two accountants and still haven’t resolved the situation.  I don’t think it is nearly as major as I think, but it is a pain in the foot. It will get resolved within the next three months.  We have not had much luck in our attempts to get funding for the summer of 2017.
2] Did informal promotions for the Black Bank in Philadelphia, United Bank.  This was a joy to do. I spent time talking to different people and asking if they have a bank account at United Bank. I asked a group of Black activists and even they only raised about five to ten hands in a room of about 30 to 40 Black people.  We have a ways to go on this one, but I actually did ask a United Bank official how many and where they would like to open new branches. They said they wanted three new branches: one in South Philadelphia; One in West Philadelphia (where they closed a branch a few years ago); and finally,  one in Upper Darby, the suburbs.  This is a project I will keep working on throughout 2017. I sent an e-mail promoting United Bank to a prominent pastor here, [ Reverend Doctor Renee McKenzie is the Pastor of Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia -- a black church with a fine reputation of activism.] She responded, so I asked Reverend Renee [revrenee@churchoftheadvocate.org], if I could send United Bank her e-mail, which detailed how the bank can improve on services and generate broader appeal while competing more effectively with major banks in the city. Pastor Renee allowed me to forward the e-mail to United Bank. I did so and was thrilled! Another Assistant Pastor friend was also contacted by me, but he had some concerns about United bank’s  lack of services and rating in the bank regulatory community.  I think, however, his church is considering switching to United Bank.  I have sent many promotions to churches to get them to switch to United Bank. 
3] We were largely unsuccessful at getting major corporate sponsors for some of our corporate ideas. This was rather discouraging, but we have prevailed and kept a stiff upper lip. I will be sending this Annual Report to possible Black corporate Angel investors, and other people who might be interested in investing with us. Never give up hope, even in the face of   defeat.
4] We have written about 30 articles on various subjects including Black Gay Pride and Decency; Keeping Faith; Black Business and how to Preserve it and promote it and why that is important; We promoted the concept of having African Principals and are about to ask for an endorsement of our African Principals with Dr. Molefi Asante Chairperson, Temple University’s African American Studies Department; and Maulana Kaernga who is the founder of Kwanzaa (which, by the Way is celebrating 50 years of existence).  We had a TV producer who wanted to look into producing a show dedicated to the Principals, but since we didn’t have the money to hire a lawyer, I let that go, not wanting to get the African Principals tied up in a legal battle and no program being produced. (See if you can get the name of the production company). The African Principals carry my name (Gibson), but were thought of because of the work of the late Reverend Leon Sullivan and his work on dismantling South Africa’s Apartheid system.
5] I personally was awarded my certificate after passing the Serv.Safe food service test in October, 2016. The class was taken at the People’s Emergency Center and was a delight.  I am now looking for gainful employment for kitchen work or a Chef’s Assistant, which will help me funnel money into my corporate interests.
6] My lover and I have saved over $376.00 towards buying stocks and bonds in June when our special account at United Bank matures. I am personally interested in buying stock in Waste Management; Sonny TV and pictures; and General Electric. This money is untouchable until June of 2017. My lover and I will have to talk over this soon. This will give a boost to our financial status and help the corporation.
7] I have sent out movie ideas in as formal a state as I could for now. I have not received any formal responses at this point, but I think it will be only a matter of time before I further formalize this and get something accepted. I have to read up on this and reapply.
8] I closed down my account with Face Book because I was unhappy with the results I was getting and was hindered by personal family messages when I was more interested in using Face Book for corporate interests. This was risky, but I think it is paying off in getting more acceptance from established sectors of the community of business people in Philadelphia. I recently attended a job fair given by City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and just had a ``feeling’’ there was more seriousness and acceptance there.  I have also been writing more public officials and trying not to be so emotional with my e-mails and letters. I have not always succeeded in this regard, but I am not giving up.
9] We have continued to support small Black businesses; and Black individuals who are working to improve the Black community.  We do this through directly supporting more Black and Latin businesses and through giving small donations to Black people who are asked to use the funds at Black stores. We usually give only $7.00 or $7.77 since we have so few funds to work with.
10] We worked at applying for a $3,000.00 loan, but didn’t have the $125.00 application fee. The application languished for months. I finally had to withdraw it and ask for my tax returns back. They couldn’t find them and had to order my 2015 personal tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. We were rejected for a loan from the same company last year (2015). They are the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institute.  They have a major office near 52nd Street and Giraud Avenue.
11] We have also promoted the concept of Africa Town in a few articles this year and plan to step up this promotion next year [2017]. The concept of African Town is creating a business strip that will serve mostly Black customers and consist of 100 % Black businesses for a strip of at least 20 businesses. Other ethnic groups have such exclusive places to shop for their people and it definitely help stabilize people of color communities and serve as a center focal point of pride and dignity for ethnic groups such as the Chinese (China Town); and the Italian Market (The Italian people).   I will have to ask for an appointment with a City Council person next year to be taken more seriously on this one. I noticed that on the web page for Black Wall Street (every Black person should visit www.BlackWallStreet.Com and discover this for their selves). The Black Wall Street staff has a whole prospectus and well-thought-out plan for creating predominately Black business strips throughout our Nation.  
12] Over the summer of 2016, I met with the Executive Director of BEBASHI [Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues] and talked about reaching the Black men-who-have-sex-with-men populations of Philadelphia through erotic videos that promote safer sex. The idea was not received warmly and the Executive Director said the Board of BEBASHI would not take to such an idea as producing sexually explicit films even though I explained that they would be more like soft pornography that regular pornography. I let him know I would keep in touch and that I was very interested in helping him reach this population which is highly infected with the illness.
13] We stopped having regular board meetings since I could not get our regular board to attend meetings and could not find an adequate meeting space. Again I was discouraged and let down, but only for a short time.  As I get a regular funding stream in 2017, I will reengage our board, find new board members, and open our headquarters in West  Philadelphia.
President’s Notes
      I HAVE A LIST OF BOOKS YOU CAN ASK ME FOR THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THESE SITUATIONS BETTER AND HELP YOU GET A BETTER HAND ON WHAT TO DO TO INCREASE POWER FOR YOURSELF AND END THE FEELING OF HOPELESSNESS YOU MIGHT BE FEELING. Call me at 1 (215) 823 9985 and send me your e-mail address [or leave it clearly on my phone] and I’ll send my book list to you.  You can also buy a copy of my poetry book ``Let the Children Gather,’’ by Tracy Gibson to help me out financially. Change costs money. My corporation is an ``S’’ corporation. We are celebrating our 10th year (we incorporated on December 18th, 2006). Reach us by regular mail at Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC.; 670 North 41st Street,; Apartment B;  Philadelphia, PA 19104. 1 (215) 823 9985. Contributions are accepted, but not tax deductible. This article is written through the auspices of Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INC. If you wish to write for us, please submit an article at BrotherTracy11@GMail.Com some articles will be published anonymously.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

bookls available


Dear Friends, Associates, Fellow Black Church-goers, cousins, lovers, teachers, poets, doctors, lawyers, Black women, Black men  and Black engineers, :

 

I want you to know that my book of poetry is available for Christmas, Kwanzaa. The Book is entitled ``Let the Children Gather’’, By Tracy Gibson.  It is available on www.lulu.com The book was specifically written to help Black male youth deal with their personal political anger in a constructive and positive Way.   Our new manuscript is available at http://thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com

Look for ``The Re-Awakening of the African Diaspora ‘’ A book written as a blue print for living life as a positive-thinking Black person and not just surviving, but flourishing.  Turning your slave mentality into one that thinks positively, is no easy turn of events. This manuscript is sent to you for free through my blog. I would like you to send in a free-will donation

I Am the author, Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson.

 

Please send postal money orders to : MR. Tracy Charles Gibson

                                                                                670 North 41st Street

                                                                                APT B

                                                                                Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 – 5202

 

 We will also have tee-shirts available soon.

 Please call us to find out more about them.  1 (215) 823 – 9985.

Monday, August 28, 2017

New Gibson Resume

Tracy Gibson
670 North 41st Street, Apartment B ● Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 823-9985 ● BrotherTracy11@gmail.comthepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com


SUMMARY
10+ years of advocacy experience serving the public and small business communities
Trained in basic food service and safety standards
Experienced journalist skilled in public speaking, promotion, writing and research
Able to work effectively on a team or independently to meet your company’s goals


WORK EXPERIENCE
MANNA                                          Philadelphia, PA
Line Intern                                    06/2016 to 09/2016
  • Completed 80-day training program on food handling, kitchen standards and safety skills
  • Prepared hundreds of nutritious, healthy meals delivered to residents in need
  • Trained on kitchen equipment such as slicers and industrial mixers
  • Learned knife skills and other kitchen techniques


Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, Inc.                             Philadelphia, PA
Writer/Community Advocate/Consultant                        12/2006 to Present
  • Dedicated community advocate with excellent research and communication skills
  • Generate public awareness and support through my blog thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com
  • Regular contributor of articles, letters and event features to local media such as WURD radio
  • Initiated pilot program for at-risk youth
  • Participate in promotion and fundraising activities


Careers USA                                             Philadelphia, PA
Receptionist and Registration Coordinator                                         01/1995 to 12/2001
  • Greeted clients, answered the phones and managed schedules
  • Edited business and legal documents to ensure proper use of editorial style
  • Performed detailed office work including filing and record keeping


EDUCATION
Ohio State University                                                      Columbus, OH
Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations


University City High School                                               Philadelphia, PA
High School Diploma


CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
The Salvation Army                       Parenting Class training                                           Philadelphia, PA


The Center for Employment & Training                             Philadelphia, PA
Special Commendation for Perfect Attendance
ServSafe Certification    (#14312656)                                                10/2016