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Friday, November 30, 2012

jc--the creator

Jesus has saved these Brothers many times....can you tell me what they do or who they are?

``Shaft,’’ ``Redd,’’ ``Shawn Legend,’’ ``Bronz Star,’’ ``Sho-Nuff,’’ ``Black Ice,'' ``DyLLan,'' ``Sir Cream,'' ``Altrique,'' ``Rudy Scott,'' ``Castro / Supreme,’’ ``Maze,'' ``Vivid,'' ``Nubia,’’ ``KB,''  ``T-Malone,’’ ``Ocean,''  ``Jovonnie,'' ``Phat Daddy,'' ``King Dingo,'' ``Osian,'' just to name a few.

Something tells me I should know more.....

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Brother Tracy Gibson...
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What I would Like: new vendors on 52nd street in west philly

What I would like to see on 52nd street in West Philadelphia is a host of new vendors who are out and about in West Philly selling everything Legal from men's Cologne, magazines, books, videos, clothing, shoes and sneakers, fruit, food, and soap.  The vendors are both men and women {and maybe even some transgendered people} and they are from a variety of ethnic groups including Asian, Arab, Black, African, Latin and so forth. Come up on the BLOCK and enjoy the shopping in time for Kwanzaa--the Black holiday that celebrates the First Fruits during the week between Christmas and New Years!!! You won't be disappointed!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Jewish People.....Hard Work / Greedy...


The Jewish People Are the Victims of their own Intelligence, Success, Hard Work / ……..

``The Jewish People's insistent need to control EVERYTHING to stop their persecution is the root cause of their consistent and on-going persecution and impending fashism,'' quote from Brother Tracy Gibson.....


By Brother Tracy Gibson…..

The Jewish People, those who practice the religion and those who don’t, are victims of their own hard work and their own high intelligence levels. How, you might ask, can you be Jewish and NOT practice the Jewish religion? It is my contention that being Jewish is also a way of life, a culture and a historical lineage—not just a religion. Jewish People have also fallen victim to their own greed and unwillingness to share, and their own keen ability to ``make it’’ in American and European society as it exists today. They are also victims of their own successes in business and their own self need to retain Jewish successes within their own ``religious’’ and or lineage group. The old adage that you are ``In Like Flint’’ if you are part of the Jewish crowd still holds true today…..

My father says to never deny a man the success he himself has worked hard for. Well, Jewish People have a tendency to make sure, not only that they are successful, but they also have a habit of locking other groups out of the markets and industries in which they are successful. {Some people theorize that this is because of their victimization at the hands of the German Nazis which created this sense of a rather paranoid need to make sure they survive. Ironically, it may be having the tendency of self-destruction…} Take the advertising industry, the production of pornography for and the production of major Hollywood films for example. I once had a college professor for a graduate course in script writing {he was NOT Jewish} who point blank told me and my classmates that to make it in Hollywood you had better know some Jewish people or be Jewish yourself. That is nothing but ``racial or religious’’ bias and it has been and can be proven by statistics and numbers. Jewish People are many in number in the film industry. All you have to do is look at the religious backgrounds and Sir Names of the people who are heads of major studios in Hollywood and other Hollywood decision makers and movers and shakers in Hollywood and you will see a preponderance of Jewish Sir Names and people with Jewish histories. To deny this fact is to deny truth and to hide your head in the sand...

The same goes for the advertising industry which is strongly related to Hollywood because the major names on Madison Avenue, many of the major players, are also Jewish People. These two fields are not only closely related, but also produce billions of dollars in revenue for the major corporations who dominate the industry. But Jewish People, to their own merit, are good for getting into and dominating industries that produce great amounts of wealth, profit and revenue. Have you ever heard the comment about a ``good Jewish lawyer?’’ Well apparently if you want the best and most effective lawyers you had better hire a Jewish one. The legal profession is another profession in which Jewish People have a large steak and are represented in large numbers. And, low and behold, it is yet another career and industry in which very large numbers, billions of dollars, in wealth, profits revenues are produced around the world annually.

What other lucrative fields are Jewish People found to play major roles in? They are numerous in the accounting field as well as in psychiatry, medicine, diamond merchandising and other media industries outside of the movies such as TV, Radio, the recording industry, Print media, journalism [especially highly visible, popular magazines and newspapers] and book publishing. Getting the proper credentials to get on the inside of these fields can take hundreds of thousands of dollars {in tuition fees} and many long years of education {Often the jobs in the hood that brothers could get right out of High School have dried up due in part to decisions made by people very different from us, as Black people. Such as taking manufacturing jobs overseas to drastically increase profits and decrease labor costs. Many of the decision makers who made the decision to make the U.S. largely a service industry country and take those jobs off shore were people of the Jewish faith. } Again, these very lucrative and tightly controlled fields are weighted heavy with Jewish executives and Jewish money interests. Jewish people are also major players, far outstripping the numbers of other ethnic or religious groups, in prosperous fields such as new technologies, electronics, engineering, stock brokers, hedge fund dealers, top business officials; executives and the industries that creates immerging markets around the world. Again these fields are very lucrative and filled to the brim with Jewish People and their money interests…. Some of those money interests are from as far away as South Africa, England other parts of Europe and Israel, but that gets into another article. You would never believe there are only about six million Jewish People in the United States when you see their numbers in these industries. Blacks lag far behind, but then we are not the gatekeepers and decision makers for these fields nor are we the ones determining what is to be learned in these fields and what and who is to be left out. When you get into these positions of leadership and power in determining what goes into a field or what makes up the tenants or the parameters of what that field is to entail, you have a great deal of say in who gets in, who gets accepted and who doesn’t. We also have to contend with the same inner city problems of poverty, illegal drug dependency, high unemployment, crime, being tracked into the role of ``consumer only’’ from the cradle to the grave, early pregnancy, and a lack of business corporate opportunities, among others, that have been plaguing us as a people and our communities for generations…..

One of the stereotypes that have plagued Jewish people for hundreds of years is that they are greedy. This persists. You know what they say about stereotypes—that they are ALL based in some reality and truth—even the really bad ones about Black people. As an outside observer—one looking at the Jewish community as a non-Jewish person, I have to admit I feel that many of their problems seem to be able to be solved if they were a more generous people. Jewish People used to have many of their stores inside Black communities across the country, especially along the East coast. There were often complaints that the merchants would come in the Black community, make their money, take the money and give very little back to the community they profited from such as jobs and real career opportunities, especially to our Black male youth…. {Check out the movie ``Do The Right Thing,’’ by Spike Lee and you will see what I mean… For a brief time, I once worked for a Jewish store owner in West Philadelphia. He was very unscrupulous. He put his children through school by selling regular items that anyone could purchase at a regular drug store or pharmacy in just about any community, but he and his wife also sold codeine cough syrup without a prescription under the table. At the time, this was illegal. He also had a second home down in Florida and a nice home in a suburb of Philadelphia away from the Blacks he profited from and catered to. {His store was located on the corner of 48th and Walnut Street in West Philadelphia. It was called Richard’s Drug Store.} He had made well and bought these properties by servicing the Black community of West Philadelphia. My friend had gotten me the job at the store, but I decided I wanted more money than I was making. The Jewish Store owner said I had only worked a few months and that I was not getting a raise and didn’t deserve one. I quit my job. At the tender age of 16, I did not like some of the things that went on in his store anyway. I know this will not be popular with some of my readers, but yes, I do believe some Jewish People are greedy. I’m not saying ALL Jewish People are greedy, but I do believe this greed they suffer from is chocking them right now and that this greed is part of what is making them so hated, resented and mistrusted in many sectors and circles within the U.S. and elsewhere. In fact it is actually undermining some of their agenda, not helping it at all. My feeling is that if you have a lot, you should be willing to make sure some of your neighbors around the globe have something also. There are some Jewish People who wouldn’t give a dime to a starving Black man on the street because they don’t think he deserves it. But it is largely Black people through our own struggles as a people who have helped Jewish People take advantage of Civil Rights laws, affirmative action laws and other laws that were really meant to advance us as a People—not them. We, as Blacks, largely remain a consumer class of people while Jewish People have enjoyed being merchants, businessmen and businesswomen generation after generation. But Blacks are getting wiser. We want a larger piece of the North American pie and more of the action. There is nothing wrong with that. Unfortunately, some of us have fallen prey to being too greedy as well, and don’t want to help out our own people. If more Jewish People started programs in inner cities that helped more poor and disenfranchised people of every race, you would see the hatred many people feel for Jewish People as a race and / or religion start to fall away and dissipate. But I don’t see that happening as yet… Where does their money go to anyway? All the money they make from selling diamonds, making movies [including pornography], owning basketball teams and football teams, and being top executives and such—where does it all go? To support their agenda… Much of it goes right back to other Jewish People within their families and neighborhoods--to pay for business expansion and put their children through school. And to support their worldly agenda. A sizable portion also goes to the State of Israel, which is another reason why they are again hated. Most Arab People and Muslim People don’t like the state of Israel much [the Palestinian issue and all its’ complexities and complications is a large part of the reason] and they see Israel getting billions in U.S. federal tax dollars AND money from the Jewish community in the U.S. and elsewhere….. Some feel it has to end somewhere and that there has to be a telling of this whole story and a real accounting for what the Jewish people are doing.

To get back to some of the meat and yams of the original premise of this article, it must be pointed out that having these hard-to-get media jobs that many Jewish People have held for decades should not be taken likely. Being a producer of a top show or a major TV or movie studio executive has a great deal of power and clout attached to it. You can decide to enhance and promote the group you belong to and set back or demote another group. For example: CNN often has major Jewish commentators and analysts on the air as their major programming talking heads to discuss what goes on in Egypt, or other North African and / or Middle Eastern countries without lifting a finger to have on an Arab commentator or analyst... Where is the balance and sense of fair play in such programming? ABC and other networks took track and field off of TV like magic several years ago. Track and Field, an event that is often dominated by Black star athletes such as the Kenyans, African Americans and the Jamaicans during the Summer Olympics, decreased significantly in the minds of viewers because during the off season they no longer got to see the stunning performances of major Black track and field runners gain momentum and stature by winning the off-season awards on the major networks. Maybe the often Jewish-led producers of these shows—such as ABC Sports--decided the glistening Black skin and other Black features of such Black champions as Gay, Bolt and Powell, was just too much for the mostly White viewers to see—so off with their programming it was!!! The raw force and power of the Black image has been suppressed by White TV and movie executives for decades. This is done through the editing process; through determining that perfectly good Black scripts never get to be made into films or TV shows; and through other studio and TV executive processes that continue to deny and curb our greatness as a people…as Black People that is… You can just about count the number of top major film studio and TV executives who are Black on one hand…..The power of the small screen and the TV programmer is made minuscule when you think of how our Black images are handled by the major movie producers who take our image—be that what it is--around and throughout the world through international movie distribution and the selling of movie rights and other programming rights…... They will pick Martin Laurence or Tyler Perry in a woman’s dress over some more serious consideration of one of our fabulous historical figures such as actor Charles Gilpin or director/producer Oscar Micheaux, just about every time!!! This angers many Black thinkers, writers, political activists, community organizers, political analysts and /or Black observers and intellectuals including myself!!! {My feeling is the anger is fine, but it soon dissipates with a McDonalds milk shake and a large order of fries. What we need to do is build our own Black businesses and Black infrastructure on an international level. I’m working on it, Call me…}

Jewish People are as complex as they are hated. Few people make better comedy writers, or comedy directors [the comic genius of Mel Brooks comes to mind here], yet their lives as a group of people, tends to be rather tragic. There are other reasons for their being hated besides the ones I have gone into here. They exist as a conundrum and a mystery to many people including many White North Americans outside of New York City where many Jewish People have tended to live and base their lucrative businesses for several generations…. Some Americans don’t understand them at all. Are they White? {If so, why did the White Arian German Nazis HATE them so much?} Are they a race of people or a religious group? Are they Semitic—whatever that is? Jewish culture does exist. They have long held traditions concerning marriage, life choices, burial, ethics and morals, food, food preparation, customs, religious holidays and so forth. They also have a certain ``look’’ according to many, as well as a customary way of talking and / or a language all their own—Hebrew [their traditional language] and Yiddish [still spoken in parts of Europe]. To hate them as an entire group of people takes all their traditions and customs and says they are nothing and that they must not be considered human. This is NOT a solution or the proper thing to do AT ALL!!! We all know who wanted to exterminate the Jewish People and I don’t think, in fact I know, the world and the United States in particular DOES NOT want to go down that road again. But Jewish People themselves also hold some hateful ideas and attitudes about other people as well. I once saw an episode of ``The Bachelor’’ on ABC TV where the Bachelor was a Jewish man whose mother had no intentions of allowing her son to come within spitting distance of a young Black woman who was one of the females he was to choose from on the show. She also had no intentions of letting her son date or come too close to any of the other non-Jewish White women included on the show that day either—even though they were White!!. She had chosen the sole Jewish woman on the show for him to select from. She and only she would do for her son. If you consider what Jewish People have had to go through over an extended period—the persecution, the hatred and the ridicule [and I’m talking about on a really intense level sometimes]--you might be able to begin to understand why this Jewish mother wanted only a Jewish wife for her only son. The Jewish People tend to stick together and any cursory reading of their history will tell you why. It is a matter of survival for them… The small spat between the Jewish mother and the Sister [the Black female] blew up into a full-fledged racial episode as things got really personal, hot and nasty on ``The Bachelor’’ that day... I bring this up to show that while Jewish People make sure to point out the racism and anti-Semitism against them, they rarely point out the racism within their own group and / or religion. {Have you ever thought about how separate and out of touch the Jewish Synagogue near you is? While you might venture into a Catholic church, you wouldn’t even know what to do to get inside a Jewish Synagogue and not be seen as a stranger or a foreigner. You, as a Christian, just don’t feel welcomed. We might feel equally unwelcomed at the neighborhood Mosque as well!!!} At the same time, it is this persecution and hatred of Jewish People that feeds into their wanting to stick together as a people and help their own. This is understandable, but it’s also a very vicious cycle. They are persecuted because they help one another so much—often at the exclusion of other groups, races and religions—and they help one another so much because they are persecuted. WHERE DOES IT ALL END!!!

Jewish People don’t expect to get ahead without paying their dues. That is why they put their children in the best private schools and tend to send their children to the top universities in the United States such as MIT, Harvard, Yale, Columbia University, The University of Pennsylvania or Stanford. Jewish parents know that if their children get the best educations, their children can win and dominate in their respective fields. They have a foot in the door with a good education, plus they usually have a family member who is either a major player at a corporation or who owns a small or moderate sized business. This way their younger generations coming out of college already has a leg up and a foot in the door of the corporate world... By comparison, often our parents don’t want to foot the bill to send their children to the very best schools or our children are weighted down in some way by issues pertaining to the inner city such as: the issue of poverty and illegal drug use, the thug life and the glamorization of the thug life, and poor foundation educations in the public school systems. These are just a few of the items that leave our children behind—there are many others such as a lack of father figures and unstable households economically and Spiritually.… Some of our youth make out good, but it is usually by a quirk, raw intellectual talent and power or by having a great deal of parental dedication and direction—especially if the student is coming out of the inner-city public school system.

Jewish People also tend to dominate in education and serve as teachers and administrators in universities as well as in public and private schools. While this field is far less lucrative than the others I mentioned, it is still very safe and lucrative enough for them because it is largely Jewish teachers who protect the teacher’s Unions and block firings of incompetent teachers while maintaining good pension funds, retirement benefits and teacher’s salaries for teachers and school administrators…. Unfortunately it is also Jewish dominated Boards of Education which make sure that the level of Black male teachers in inner cities, for example, who are often very effective at controlling and helping Black students move ahead—especially Black males--are kept in check. Such is the case in the Philadelphia School District. Here, in Philadelphia, Black male teachers are only seven percent {7 %} of the teachers. Seven Percent!! The School Board in Philadelphia is full of Jewish administrators and decision makers, but I digress…

To get back to the main point, it is in old ``Tinsel Town’’ [Hollywood] where Jewish People really dominate and where their power is so concentrated and exacting that many outside observers of the industry, such as myself and many, many others—both Jewish and Non-Jewish--are becoming alarmed and deeply concerned…. I have heard on more than one occasion where Black script writers have had their scripts just totally overlooked, or torn to shreds by ``superior’’ writers and editors. These often Jewish studio executives are looking for the next ``trick’’ to make a multi-million dollar movie hit the jackpot at the box office and heard millions of viewers into the theaters like unsuspecting sheep…. Scripts are often written by Jewish People; costume designers are also largely Jewish; editors are largely Jewish People; set designers and film-score composers are largely Jewish People; directors of the major movies are often Jewish People; major actors are often Jewish People who have either changed their names and or changed their look to look more ``North American’’ and non-Jewish; major movie producers and film studio executives are also often Jewish People also. Unfortunately it is the male Jewish person who often dominates in Hollywood; the women sometimes and somehow, find themselves left out in the cold--unless they have major Capital and money to move a picture through; contacts with major talent; or both.

And what happens to major social, political and / or religious figures who mention this 800 pound Jewish gorilla sitting in our collective living rooms? Look at what they did, and when I say they I mean the Jewish–led major North American media and Jewish media stars like Barbara Walters--look at what they did to Brother Minister Louis Farrakhan, for example. When he tried to point out some of this stuff to the public, he was called anti-Jewish, a hater, a low-down-dirty dog, and any other number of things when he spoke out back in the 1980’s and 1990’s….. But the truth of what he said cannot be denied. Jewish People have talent and they have taken the talent they have and refined and honed it, but they have also kept access to the many lucrative fields they dominate, guarded and closed to certain groups, and they allow access only under certain conditions and to certain people. If you strongly disagree with them politically, you and your projects may find yourselves in trouble, unfunded or out of luck—even sabotaged!!.... If I’m lying --I’m flying…..and I ain’t flying…

Jewish People also play a major role in the production of Broadway shows in New York and help produce some of those shows when they go on the road across the United States. If you get a hit on Broadway, you can make millions in a matter of weeks. If a show flops Jewish money and Jewish money connections and interests can also help sustain and make up for your losses. Again, the directors, the stars and the many other talented people one needs to put on a Broadway show tend to be of Jewish origin, or quite friendly with that community of people.

I know Jewish People are not all hoarding their money. Many of them give millions of dollars to causes including those causes that benefit Black people and other oppressed groups of people such as Latin people and the poor and disadvantaged in general. I know for a fact that there are also poor Jewish People, who have found themselves unable to grasp the golden ring in North American and / or European society. But there are far more who have ``made it’’ and many of them set the rules as to what making it is and who makes it. There are Jewish People in the U.S. Senate and plenty of Jewish people in the House of Representatives.

But one generally gets into trouble when one begins to ask what does the Jewish Community do with all that cash—the billions of dollars that they legally generate over a few years—where does it all go? Some of it goes to advocacy groups such as the Jewish Federation and other groups that lobby for Jewish concerns and issues on Capitol Hill and at other centers of power in Washington, D.C. such as before the President of the United States and the Senate. They make their concerns about the safety of the State of Israel and the security of the State of Israel in the face of threats from Arab states which are seemingly more and more unstable even as democracy movements in that region grow like wildfire…. With the internet and the new information age, these facts are known to as many people and as much of the general public as possible—the truth can no longer be held in check like it was for decades…. {Unfortunately, for Jewish interests, much of their complaining is now falling on unsympathetic ears, due to political shifts and the publics' higher level of knowledge on the issues of the Jewish People, the Arabs, the Palestinians and the Middle East.} The Jewish People also give millions of dollars to Jewish People in foreign countries such as Russia and former Eastern-Bloc Nations where some Jewish People live in squalor or have found themselves to be less successful than they are in the U.S. or Europe…

Moreover, let us get back to one of the original major premises of this article--that being that Jewish People are victims of their own success. I say that because if you read ALL of ``The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany,’’ by William L. Shirer, you will discover that Jewish People were doing quite well in Germany before the rise of Adolph Hitler. They were in control of much of the economics and the economy in pre-Hitler Germany. The Native Germans were getting restless and weary of Jewish economic domination and soon found themselves falling prey to people like Hitler {a fascists and a racist} who made the Jewish People ``scapegoats’’ because of the economic clout and mastery they had gained in business and industry. So what I’m saying is that Jewish People again find themselves in privileged situations in our country {and Europe} and as the general populations of North American people have to do without, North Americans are getting jealous and angry at seeing Jewish People doing so well in North America and Europe. Why do I say this? Because it is becoming quite in vogue to be anti-Jewish now a days and that trend is growing. I think this is unfortunate, and I think it CAN be turned around. Jewish People would do better to make sure that access to wealth is spread more evenly throughout our Nation and our Nation’s multitude of people—including every ethnic group including Blacks, Muslims, the poor, Arabs, Asians and Latin people—and every religious group and class of people. The more Jewish People and even other people of means including other White people and even wealthy Black people, hold their money close to their chest the more resentment builds and the more likely that chances are a new ``courageous,’’ skilled and even crafty and charismatic leader will take hold of that anti-Jewish {and anti-rich} public opinion and hone it into a National or even an international movement that could become racist, fascist, and very bloody—thus the history or the Nazis’ repeating itself again... {I work hard every day that such a thing does NOT happen again}… I think we ALL fear a new fascists uprising in the U.S. or Europe. For example I saw a TV show that showed a Jewish man putting on a wedding for his daughter. The flowers for the wedding cost about $30,000.00 { $ Thirty Thousand Dollars }. Now, when you consider that many American families, including many Black American families would do well and feel they have accomplished something if they had access to even $30,000.00 for their daughter’s entire wedding, you begin to understand where I’m going with this article. Some Jewish People are so obsessed with reaching financial success that they forget that the people they had to utilize to get that success [their customers for example if they are business owners; or their tenants if they are investment property owners] often have a great deal less than they do. The more they flaunt their wealth, the more others get jealous and become susceptible to being herded into hating Jewish People in a really intense, unnecessary and flagrant way for what really may be no good reason at all….

So it is best that Jewish People learn to share more, open opportunities with other groups and make sure that everybody gets a piece of the action and a piece of the American Dream and the American Pie. [I know, we have been telling them and other Whites this for years and we went through a short spurt of growth for Black and Latin People in the 1970’s {During the one, four year term of President Jimmy Carter} and during the Clinton Administration, but now the REAL truth of the matter is being exposed by more than this one writer. The Internet is awash with articles about the financial domination and financial manipulation of Jewish People and Jewish interests, for example.] If you look at some of the statements coming from the Tea Party and then examine how well they did in the 2010 election cycle, you can see that hating Jewish People is really not good for any individual or group, nor is it good for our country. At the same time, however, Jewish People have to do their part in stemming that hatred by honestly looking at and taking actions to stem that hatred by building opportunities for others and ending some of the career hoarding that is going on among them. . . Check out actress Sandra Bullock in her award-winning 2009 film ``The Blind Side,’’ and you will see the tip of the iceberg that is needed to really change North America to the positive. {I’m not saying every White family should adopt a Black Person, but they could get involved in some way with a Grass Roots organization, Black organization or cause that is making a real difference in a real way. By the way, I’m not just talking about the NAACP or the United Negro College Fund here. My company and I are more than willing to help Jewish benefactors; philanthropist; and / or financial supporters [and the wealthy of any race including Black People] find these Black support organizations as well as find new and innovative ways of supporting them as well. Inclusion and acceptance of other groups outside the traditional White and Jewish realm is the key to not only building significant, useful and lasting bonds but is also key to ending the racial and religious hatred that Jewish People are faced with in not only America, France and England, but much of the rest of the world as Well …



There is one hopeful footnote I want to add here: Jewish Males and females are also top-heavy in their work to help a number of Black individuals and poor people and even groups of Black People through their pro-bono legal work; legal and political advocacy; general political work and work through such fantastic political groups as the Southern Poverty Law Center; the NAACP {Which was founded in part by Jewish People}; and the legal defense for Black political prisoners such as Mumia Abu Jamal and other Black, Native American {such as Leonard Paltier} and many others. They have also given fantastic amounts of money towards these causes and continue to do so. Some would argue that this is not nearly enough to stem the tide of hatred against the Jewish People, but thank GOD this work, on their part, exists. Otherwise we would not even have a starting point for activism and support to grow from.

Brother Tracy Gibson is a Black journalist and writer living in Philadelphia, PA {Formerly of New Castle, Delaware}...… He wants to hear what you have to say about this article—whether you agree or not—or you can write him about some of his other writing… Write him at: BLockBoi75@Yahoo.Com

and look for his upcoming book of poetry and his new ground-breaking book dedicated to improving the conditions of Black youths in America entitled: ``A Grass-Roots Criteria for Liberation: Writing in Wet Cement,'' Due out in February, 2013...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ADODI HISTORY ON FILM!!!

New Film On Adodi Filmed Partially in Philadelphia as Filmmaker Rod Risbrook Visits...

 By Brother Tracy Gibson…

A dozen courageous Black Same Gender Loving men came together at the Songhai City Cultural Center at 3117 West Master Street {The heart of North Philadelphia}, to pay homage to Brother Rod Patrick Risbrook's new documentary: ``ADODI -- 25 Years And Beyond: Claiming the Legacy, Continuing the Legend...'' The film is set to be released in August of 2013.The film tells the story of Adodi--a support group for Black men who are Same Gender Loving and who refuse to be stereotyped, categorized and put down, but who insist on being treated--and treat each other--with dignity, respect, LOVe, kindness and as men of Tomorrow today. Men who are and will lead our people in a positive direction and men who take responsibility for their sexual activities and actions, deciding to act as responsible adults--not immature children.Adodi was founded in May of 1986 by Creative Arts Therapist Clifford Rawlins, also an artist, who opened his home to create a warm and loving atmosphere each week on Sundays, that helped nurture and educate literally hundreds of Brothers through the beginning stages of the AIDS / HIV Crisis. Clifford held us spell-bound during those heady early days as we were surrounded by his fantastically gifted art work, the art work of other Black artists and luscious jazz music as we learned survival tactics, and techniques to help us build vital self-esteem that would carry most of us on into another millennium and another generation. Many more of us would have perished if it had not been for Adodi.A brief trailer of Brother Risbrook's film was shown at this recent gathering of men and the courageous attending Brothers took the time to talk about the up-coming National election and how they think President Barack Obama will fair; the history of the Black man and the Black woman in business; The history of the Black church movement in Philadelphia; the expectations of Blacks in the Arts and film; the potential of this particular film and how it was conceived; the vast potential for a new Black Renaissance that will not only lift Black people locally, but lift our hearts and spirits as a Black Diaspora internationally. There was also talk of the White Male's penis envy of Black men.The event was sponsored by the Black Millionaires Network and offered a chance for the filmmaker, a good Brother from Brooklyn, New York, to discuss his film {which is still in production}, and meet with some of the people that are part of the heart of its' creation--The Adodi Brothers themselves. {Earlier in the day, three Adodi Brothers, including myself, were interviewed on film as part of the production}.... The Brothers who attended this event had the courage to not be defined by there own fears nor by their supposed oppression, nor by the exclusivity, marginalization, discrimination and homophobic attitudes we often face from our own Black community and even our own Black families and Black churches. We had the courage to move forward and attend an event in the heart of of North Philadelphia which is stereotyped as a violent, miseducated and oppressed neighborhood when in fact while there may be some aspects of North Philadelphia that are like that, there are and always have been Brothers and Sisters in North Philadelphia who have struggled for decades to improve the schools, improve living standards and improve the lives of Black North Philadelphia residents.There were 38 empty seats at this event, but they were filled by our Ancestor's strong forthright, forward-moving and supportive spirits as the night went on and everyone enjoyed each other's company and the delicious vegetarian food prepared by Sister Atiyaola, who catered the event and who owns a vegetarian restaurant at 4505 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia....When the film is released, This writer plans to help the producers and director get it seen widely throughout the country because the story of Adodi is close to my heart and it is a story that needs to be told.


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Iranian History...and the U.N.

September 14, 2012 {Friday}Rachel Maddow

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From: Brother Tracy Gibson

Founder and President of the

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Dear Ms. Maddow:

I was watching your program on MSNBC the other day, as I am so prone to do, and I discovered that while your program is very well researched, accurate and often points out the faults of the Republican Party—of which there are many—there is one thing you seem to have forgetting or have overlooked about the current strife in the Middle East. According to Wikipedia: ``The 1953 Iranian coup d’├ętat {Known in Iran as the 28 Mordad Coup} was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on August 19th, 1953.’’

If I am not mistaken there was almost NO Islamic fundamentalism in Iran or just about anywhere else in the so-called Middle East until this fateful event which even former Secretary Of State for the U.S., Madeline Albright said was a ``Big Mistake.’’ The Iranian People have NEVER forgiven the United States {And I believe England was also involved} for this historical atrocity and this one incident can be traced back to much of the strife in Iran and much of the rest of the Middle East including the hostage taking during the Carter Administration and many of the bombings and so forth. I don’t think Our Government wants to admit this and they keep shelving referendums in the United Nation that would require Our Nation to own up to this life changing event that effected the Iranian People very harshly and disproportionately. This is why they hate us so Throughout the world. The U.S., Russia and China, as leaders of the Security Council in the U.N., are able to table any so-called disruptive votes from small nations like Iran. This makes me wonder whose security is really being counseled at the U.N. This is also why there is a move afoot among some other non-allied nations to start another organized, international diplomatic core to represent ALL NATIONs Fairly, because way too much is being stuffed under the rug at the United Nations.

Peace and Blessings,

Brother Tracy Gibson…

The Powerful Third Eye....








The Powerful Third Eye.....

By Brother Tracy Gibson

{Visionary - Businessman}

This is an Open Letter to My Good Brothers and Sisters on the North American Shore and around the World, including the African Continent...

Look at the American Dollar Bill and you will see {On the Back} The Third Eye. The Eye in the Egyptian {African} Pyramid. Right at the TOP!!! We keep chasing these dollar bills as if they really mean a lot more than what they really do mean. There are people who have enough of them to stretch around the world a few times like Warren Buffet does--and they are still unsatisfied and still miserable people. They are still having a bad day, each and every day, because they just don't get enough dollar bills and have enough of Our money. They need to get over it and real quick. They are often filled with hatred, ugly mentalities, and scheming-money-grubbing--``Rule-the-World'' plots, ideas and thoughts. Some of these people who caught up like this are also Black and Latin and Asian, but many, many of them are White. I would venture to say MOST of them are White and Male. They are usually against true democracy, true freedom and true justice as they make their plans to exploit, profit, plunder and kill. Some of these people exist in places like China as well, which is suppose to be a Communists Country, so don't fall for the same old, run-of-the-mill Anti-Communism... It is the profit making and the exploitation of our fellow humans that is the real problem. Capitalism can work, but it needs to be vastly re-tooled, thought out a new and RECONSTRUCTED!!! Totally overhauled to be much, much more humane, decent and about renewable energy sources, sustainability and a clean environment and clean air and water... It simple needs to be made more ``People Friendly'' and we need to be putting our best minds and our energy hard at work, internationally, at working on this... We need to learn more than is being offered on TV because CNN doesn't tell you this stuff. They don't tell the Truth. They are the ``Smiling Faces'' the O Jays and Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff of Philadelphia International Records were telling us about back in the 1970's and 1980's, as I am sure my fellow ``Old School'' comrades will remember.

I once took a class with the Money School of Delaware and the instructor said we have to keep some money stashed away for a rainy day because ``Cash is KING!!!''.. I have come to disagree with her. If there are people with enough dollar bills to stretch around the globe once or twice like the Mellon's do, and they are still unhappy, nasty and negative people like Sarah Palin is, Cash isn't ``KING'' at all--we as Black people and others who care about people first are the Kings and Queens and Empresses and the Love we hold so proudly in our hearts for ourselves and for each other and for GOD is REALLY KING!!! If you are a racist, an ignorant person who doesn't want to learn anything new and a hater, you are part and parcel of the problem--not the solution. Problems come in ALL races as do solutions.

Most people I know, and they are just about ALL Black people, only want or envision having enough money to make it another day or two: to get food on the table and needed medicine; to pay for their children's educations' to pay for decent housing and shelter; to get around from place to place--{Trans passes from SEPTA--especially monthly ones--are a great commodity and of great value right about now if you live in the Philadelphia area--``at least I can get to my job if I have one,'' most local people think.}.. Most of us aren't thinking and dreaming of great mansions; expensive European vacations; big Sweetish-Built Yachts; diamonds, furs, fancy expensive bracelets; fine antiques; jewels; expensive, extravagant meals like fillet Minion or Chateau Bria; expensive Persian carpets; servants and valets to wait on us hand and foot; fancy Italian and German cars with funny names; flouncy Italian designer clothing, slacks, shoes and dresses; expensive Italian and French suites and shoes; expensive cigarettes, cigars and cigarettes and cigar habits; expensive, flagrant bubble baths from France and Spain; expensive drug habits; expensive hats and fancy hairstyles. No, we don't think of that stuff at all {Now, you know damned well I'm kidding myself}. No. We just want to make it another day and get our children educated properly. We just want to have good values instilled in our children and a nice warm place to live.... We just want our children to be able to learn about the illustrious history {Our proper place in World History as People from the Black and African Diaspora} in as real and as truthful a manner as possible. Some of us want the Bling, Bling and the frills, and the bull shit--but most of us will settle for the basics in life because we know to want for more in a country and World that is so filled to the rim with anti-Black and Anti-African Racism and hatred for us as a people--wanting more, wanting Bling Bling is like grasping for the Brass ring at the Circus--The Ring that we will never get and never reach or attain in actuality...


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``Because I write many columns and blog posts for a variety of companies and media organizations, I use search-engine tools to alert me if anyone is picking up and using my material. Some people have literally copies my writing and presented it as their own, even though this is an obvious copyright infringement. There are both civil and criminal penalties for copyright violations, and the severity of the penalties depends on the situation.''

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jewish People: God's Bad Little Boys and Bad Little Girls............

GOD’s Bad Little Boys and Bad Little Girls: The Jewish People…..



By Brother Tracy Gibson…..



Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:31 PM

Don't take my word for it, check out Revelations in the Bible {Chapter 2; Verse 9 } {A Gay ordained Reverend [NOT from Unity Fellowship Church] found it in the Bible for me} and you will see what I'm talking about. They are not obedient to GOD who talks about giving back to your fellow man throughout the Bible {Because they are very greedy people--with their time, money and with their sense of kindness, LOVe and fellowship}; they are a persecuted people, but they have just about spent up the residuals they got from being victims of World War II; they are now running on empty as far as getting empathy and sympathy from most of the rest of the word. Most people see their stubbornness and their intransigence as holding the rest of the World hostage while they insist on maintaining the existence of the Jewish State of Israel. The actuality is that Jewish People have a really concentrated control over much of the world's money supply and wealth and maintain and guard with a vengeance on the door to entrance into most of the very, very lucrative field{s} in our country {Such as diamond and gold merchants; movie moguls; Wall Street Executives; Big Time Publishers; Hedge Fund Executives; Advertising Executives; and so forth.} And they are not sharing that access and power with the little people like you and me….unless we sell out our revolutionary and progressive credentials TOTALLY. If you REALLY analyze it I think you will find this FACT at the source of your personal anger and why you accept the title of anti-Semite for yourself. This is what makes them some of the most hated, despised and resented people on the great Earth. This is why some people I know are actually glad to call themselves anti-Semitic. But I reject that label for myself or for you or anyone who has a legitimate gripe about Jewish Power--because they, the Jewish People, simple use putting such a label on people who hate or don't like them to pigeon hole them and discount them and use these people's anti-Semitism as grounds for dismissing their views and opinions. The point of view of those who hate on the Jewish People needs to be examined and reviewed to reveal the true nature and legitimacy of these views. The only reason I want to see such a Progressive or Bold view that would question Zionism reviewed and assessed is because I am personally tired of watching as the world sits by as the Middle East almost blows itself off the map in an attempt to maintain and augment the existence of the Jewish State... Don't let them pigeon hole you. Stand up and be proud of your views and be counted about the Jewish People and come to a better understanding of the conflicts in the region by reading such books as the following...

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There are lots of good books on the Middle East. If you are looking for ones more focused on Palestine, the one I recommend as a start is Susie Abulhawa's novel Mornings in Jenin, which covers the conflict from its beginning from the perspective of a Palestinian family who are driven off their land. We used it for a book group a few years ago.


Non-fiction works include The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappe, and a three-part series of books called Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews by Alan Hart. Hart (a former correspondent for BBC) traces the history of Zionism from its roots in the late 1800's.

{The Above Books were referred to me by a Woman of European descent named Betsey Piette who has been a long-time activist and a good friend of mine.  In fact, she, along with about five other people of different races, including two Black people, helped train me politically, and I am VERY, VERY THANKFUL!!!

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Other Solutions:

I have put out several times and to several people another—including Jewish Groups—other options for the Middle East. That is to call the State of Israel a new and great name. Such as what Ronald Reagan, {Even though I had no respect for Ronald Reagan} called a Great City:-- That is ``A Shining City on a Hill.’’ This great City would NOT be just for the Jewish People, but would offer a free and open state for ALL people and would be run by a different formation of people than the United Nation or the Jewish People who would run and control it. This new Formation MUST be uncorrupted and not influenced by money interests and traditional POWER influences, liberal OR conservative. This New Formation would be of countries of the world on a rotating basis—never to be dominated by the so-called Security Council of the United Nations {Russia, The United States of North America, and China} which makes up the U.N. ’S Security Council and which vetoes every progressive bill or Progressive designation about the Middle East or Israel that comes down the pike that would give real and lasting positive solutions to the conflicts in the Middle East; or which does nothing to the illegal state of Israel to punish them for holding the rest of the world hostage with their racist insistence that they continue to exist as a racist, discriminatory state that persecutes the Arab Palestinians and steals their land. This New Land would do away with that discrimination and racism and would Bless the World with a New Country—``a Shining City on a Hill’’ that would be for ALL People and be free for all to work, play, enjoy life and own property—not just the Jewish People. {You will notice that I don’t call them Jews, because I think that term, JEWS, in itself is used hatefully. I call them Jewish People…}… There is a need for only One State in that area—not two. But no one seems to listen to this view. I invite you to join me in working with me to get the word out about this as soon as possible, before the entire region blows a hole in the Great Earth that cannot be repaired and kills millions of people. If you look correctly back at the history and analyze it correctly, that is exactly what happened during World War II. {They, The Jewish People, hoarded money and controlled the German economy and Hitler came to POWER and tried to exterminate them. We don’t need another Hitler}… Let’s not repeat history and have them executed, killed and persecuted once again. Let’s ALL work for a better solution, a solution for Peace and LOVe, because GOD is LOVe and LOVe is for EVERYONE…



From: Brother Tracy Gibson;

President and Founder of:

The Black Millionaire’s Network

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, PA 19101



BLockBoi75@Yahoo.Com 1.215.471.64.94


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``Because I write many columns and blog posts for a variety of companies and media organizations, I use search-engine tools to alert me if anyone is picking up and using my material. Some people have literally copied my writing and presented it as their own, even though this is an obvious copyright infringement. There are both civil and criminal penalties for copyright violations, and the severity of the penalties depends on the situation.''



Hating Ourselves...Turning the Ship Around

How Black Economic Hate Can Turn Around Before it Sinks Us ALL and Instead Become Black Economic Empowerment: A Grass-Roots Financial Perspective

By Brother Tracy Gibson...

I was on the Broad Street Subway a few months ago, on the way to or from a Class I was taking with the Temple University Small Business Development Center. There was a White man collecting money from Black passengers while saying he needed the money for food and shelter. Something about this picture didn't look right to me.

The event, coupled with another few incidents--this time with Black beggars,  was a case study in self hatred among Black people.  The White man scored big among Black people.  Many, many Black hands were outstretched giving him entire dollar bills hand over fist, not wanting him to starve or do without decent shelter.  The White man probably worked in Center City or commuted to and from Wall Street in Manhattan.  He had those Black dollars all to himself and he was smiling and proud of his achievement.

We had been bamboozled again, but that is only half of the sorry equation.  The really sorry picture... There were two other incidents of public begging by Black men that didn't result in Black hands with outstretched dollars and change filling beggar's pockets....  This time the beggars were Black men and they had a similar story of woo--no money for food and shelter, can't you please help?  I never saw so many hands stay in pockets since I attended the ``Hands-Stay-in-Pockets Convention'' in Boston in 2015, last year. Not a single Black man or woman gave either of these begging BLACK Brothers a single dime--not a cent. Even though they said they had children and families to feed and even though they looked just as pitiful as the white dude who was begging on public transit as well...

It is the same story as with Wal Mart.  We, as Black people, fall all over ourselves to buy from Wal Mart, owned by the Walton Family, and we act like we have done something for ourselves and our families when we spend those dollars. {Believe me, if the Walton Family doesn't get another dollar form anywhere, they will have more than many Americans will ever see.}  We have done nothing but make another fat rich White conservative family wealthier and further empower them to discriminate against people of colour, women and most probably Gays and Lesbians as well.  We might have a bargain, but are we thinking about the poor South Korean, South American of African that was down right and unjustly exploited to make that $5. Dollar Shirt and those $15. Dollar shoes--no we have a bargain and we are making our way home with it.

What we don't realize is by further empowering a family such as the Waltons, we are further eroding our own rights as workers seeking a decent wage and further eroding our own right to make our own North American dreams come true. 

What we should be doing is finding a Black man or a Black woman who we can purchase that shirt from--even if we have to pay $10. because those dollars are crucial for our communities to grow and prosper financially... {I was also struck by how, during my South African trip, ALL the Big Stores in Modern Durban were owned by Whites and East Indians, Blacks had only a few corner fruit stands. While Nelson Mandela may have politically generated the right for one man, [or one woman] one vote, he apparently didn't get many economic rights and economic expansion for Black South Africans in the offing.}  The funny thing is that I heard right on the Melissa Perry Show on MSNBC that many Wal Mart workers in California have to depend on the public welfare system in that state to make ends meet because their wages are so low.  The tax payers get hit up for several million dollars in California and other states because the Waltons are such greedy North American Bastards that they won't pay each worker a minimum wage of about $35,000.00 a year.  The fact that Wal Mart made $16 Billion Dollars last year in profits hasn't gotten by me either.

But the real crime is that we as Black and other oppressed people support our own oppression by walking right up to the counter at Wal Mart and handing over our money and refusing to see that we are putting a knife in our own financial backs and turning it around every time we support exploitative stores with greedy store policies towards workers, no health benefits, no retirement benefits, etc.,  when we support a Wal Mart Store in our neighborhood.

Wal Mart has no vision whatsoever about how to create a better more sustainable world, environmentally improved out landscape, and create an atmosphere that relishes humanity over not-so-pure profits. A world with more progressive and livable-wage oriented store policies for Wal Mart will go a long way in creating such a more positive and user-friendly world....  Wal Mart Executives  are living in the proverbial Dark Ages.  We need to leave them right in those Dark Ages, alone and dollar less  and find somewhere else to shop.  At least Target gives back some 5% to community groups, NGO's and NON-Profits.  That would be a change and a start.  At least Target seems to have some sense that people need something to make subsistence level incomes stretch a bit by giving this support.  I haven't done the research, but I'm sure Target's wage structure isn't all that much better than Wal Mart, but it is a start.

Something even better is to buy the following books and get real with building Black Economic Empowerment on a REAL powerful, personal and local level. Suggested reading: {``Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy,'' By Maggie Anderson; ``PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America,'' By Claud Anderson; ``Black Economic Empowerment: Create Your Own Plan to Build Great Wealth {Reklaw Education Lecture Series}'' By Robin Walker; and ``Black Economics: Solutions for Economic and Community Empowerment,'' By Jawanza Kunjufu... I have only read one of these books myself, {``PowerNomics''} so I have my own homework to do as well.  It is time I turned off the TV as well and started...    Started to find out how to effectively support our own community stores and Black businesses in our community.  That is REALLY taking a step in the correct direction and it is a step that will have a lasting positive economic and social impact for many, many years to come. It will, if we have a positive spirit and attitude about it, even impact positively on our children's and grand children's futures...Turning Self Hatred into Black Economic Empowerment is a great thing indeed...


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Friday, November 23, 2012

watch film on Iran Have the courage to learn the truth!!

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From: bpiette@hotmail.com

Subject: FW: Nov. 20 - Free Film: A Separation

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:17:24 -0500



On Tuesday, November 20th, the Philadelphia International Action Center will be showing the award-winning film "A Separation". This film shows Iran as a nation of people struggle around everyday issues much like our own, not the "dangerous fanatics" some pro-war politicians and media would have us believe. Following the film there will be discussion with an Iranian activist recently returned from Iran.



Film will be shown at the Calvary Church, 48th & Baltimore (in W. Philly) starting at 7pm. Admission is free.



Please post this to your lists. Thanks!

Editor's Note: You should request that the free library start a alternative film project to display more obscure films such as this one. I will put the name of the Head of the Free Library and their address here later. Thankx Peace In.....



Thursday, November 22, 2012

International Black Activist Arrested: my arrest and defense Trial Date: 11/28/2012


International Black Gay Activist Arrested: My Arrest… And What You Can Help Me DO About It…



By Brother Tracy Gibson…



If you thought it was safe and legal to sit in 30th Street Station for a few moments while you take a breather before you get on your way to the Public Library, you would be , apparently, sadly mistaken. This writer, international activist, businessman and scholar was arrested for ``defiant trespassing'' at Philadelphia's 30th Street Train Station after stating that I had no reason to buy a train ticket because I was on the way to the Public Library. I was just resting on my way to the library. {I often do this and had no problem before. I take a walk Down Town sometimes to help with weight loss and exercise, like our First Lady, Michelle Obama, wants us to do and has asked us to do more of...}



I was detained as the two officers in question {Am track Police Officer BUi Badge # 311 and Am track Police Officer Steckler Badge # 379} took me into custody. Officer BUi, who was small in stature and of Asian descent, took a harmless ink pen from me and broke it in half, destroying it as I attempted to take down their names and badge numbers. I was NEVER read any Miranda Rights, but was taken in a back Am track room and handcuffed at the ankle and at the back of my body at my hands. The citation says it was 9:25 A.M. on November 10, 2012 when I was arrested, but the clock said about 9:55 A.M., as far as I can remember.



I am to appear in court on November 13th, Tuesday, at 2 P.M. in Courtroom 404CJC; 1301 Filbert Street.

The trial is Wednesday November 28th, 2012 in Court Room B03 at 1301 Filbert Street.. at 11:30 A.M.



I was detained for an hour as the Officers did their paperwork--finding no prior arrest record. I was finally given a court date and released. I was escorted OUT of the 30th Street Train Station at the far left side of the 29th Street exit. I walked the rest of the Way to the Logan/Parkway Library at 21st and the Parkway.



The citation / complaint said I was sleeping in the station.



I will call my lawyer when I get home, and or e-mail Him or Her here on the Library computers. I would venture to guess that such arrests are made as part of the Patriot Act II that none of us want to take the time to look into and find out exactly what rights and civil liberties have been erased and or taken away from us with the passage of such laws. I do NOT want those officers to lose their jobs, but I will be taking on consideration of legal action against Am track....

Preparing a Defense:

I would like to engage A & Z Ahmad & Zaffarese, LLC for my defense at a cost of $5 Grand There phone number is 1.215.496.93.73. There Address is: One South Broad Street, Suite 1819; Philadelphia, Penn 19107; e-mail address: WAHMAD@AANDZLAW.COM...CELL PHONE FOR MR. AHMAD: 1.215.939.01.63; FAX: {FOR LETTERS OF SUPPORT} 1.215.496.94.19.......



THIS STATEMENT WILL BE SENT TO THE naacp LEGAL DEFENSE FUND.....OTHER ACTIVISTS, BLACK AND WHITE, AND MY SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN {Re. Chaka Fattah; Senator Robert Casy}...



defense:



1} Please see charges on Citation.

2} There are no visible signs saying 30th Street Station is NOT a Public Place as the Am Track Officers said.

3} I was told it was NOT a Public Place and that I had to MOVE on.

4} I fell asleep for about one minute.

5} I had no money to make a purchase at the Officers had required.

6} What about People who have no money, As I didn’t that Day {Nov. 10th} This is Blatant Discrimination

Against the poor and the homeless.

7} I am an advocate for better and proper education for Poor, Black and Latin children and people.

8} I am also a human Rights Advocate.

9} I am an active social activist; wRiter; and promoter {I had an event coming up on the 26th of December that now has to be moved to March 23rd.

10} On November 10th I had over $100.00 worth of books in order at the Bookstore at 30th Street Station’s bookstore.

11} I also have a Transpass for the month of November that I had on me when I was arrested. {Which is good to use for many Am Track trains especially the regional rail lines and the train to the Airport.}

12} I was NEVER read my Miranda Rights when I was arrested.

13} Please see the story I wrote {above} about my arrest.

14} If there are any excess funds left over from my defense, they will be used for my activism projects, which includes my advocacy of Gay marriage and other Gay rights as well as advocating for HIV Positive people. If you don’t want to support any of these issues PLEASE DO NOT FINANCIALLY SUPPORT MY LEGAL DEFENSE!!



if you would like to read some of the articles for which I am being harassed by the police, please log onto: http://thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com Please sign on as a supporter on my blog if you would like to...



Signed,



I Am, Brother Tracy Gibson…

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A open Letter to the World About Oil Prices,Middle East Peace and The Progressive Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East...

September 9th, 2013 [Monday]

An Open Letter to the World
From: Brother Tracy Gibson - Writer - Activist - Businessman -
Fundraiser - Journalist - Visionary--Peace Maker- Philanthropist....

RE: What to do About Raising Oil Prices And Peace in the Middle East... Join The Progressive  Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East!!!

1] We should be making friends with the Palestinian People [not just the Jews] because
they are held dear to the hearts of the Arab World because of the
discrimination and hardships they faced since the creation of the
State of Israel in 1948. This will bring more fairness in our policies
in the Middle East and help us be perceived as a Peace-Maker instead
of a One-Sided ally of Israel's.
2] Our relationship with Israel needs to fundamentally change. We
give them $4 Billion Dollars a year and Jewish Americans must legally
hand over about another $10 Billion Dollars. Yet, Frightfully, this
large sum of cash still isn't enough to buy lasting Peace and
stability in the region. In fact there is more stress and strife in
the Middle East now than there ever was.
3] We need to stop the gun-boat diplomacy of bombing the Taliban in
Yemen, Somalia, Syria, other parts of the Middle East and Africa and Pakistan. Our drone missiles have been proven to take the
lives of many women and children. This is unacceptable to the
American public [ at least to those who realize this is going on and
are paying attention.
4] We, as North American businessmen, the North American public, those concerned about the high and unacceptable prices of oil for our cars, industry and our homes, we should be advocating for lower oil prices.  We need to not only address our Federal Government about this, but also the leaders of the Middle East.  It Will be a Big advantage for the North American public to get cheaper oil prices.  This Will help stimulate a vibrant and complete turn around in the U.S. economy.  This turn around is exactly what we have been working towards and what we want.  This can be determined and realized by our diplomats being more open to talking to and delivering more rights and considerations to the Palestinian People and making sure a resolution can be reached among the people in the Middle East as far as the age ole Israeli and Palestinian conflict is concerned. [See related data on my blog about the formation of The Progressive Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East.].   

5] We need to not only join The Progressive Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, but we need to read up on the Middle East through reading such publications such as Mother Jones; The Nation Magazine; The New York Times; Time Magazine; The Crisis; The Final Call; and the Progressive Magazine to name a few.  We should also be watching ``Democracy Now,'' instead of just watching the regular news on the major commercial networks and cable TV.  This will help us determine and move towards better outcomes in the Middle East as regards to how our own economy is impacted. Frankly, we need to turn off the TV and the football games and read.  I don't think the Eagles and the Red Skins are going to write us a check after the game is over.  We get all excited during a football game, but we aren't getting any more educated or informed and our pocket books and wallets aren't getting any fatter.  We continue to be a stubborn, unconcerned and uneducated public--this needs to change as soon as possible. 

Peace,

Brother Tracy Gibson...


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

South African Counsulate General Visits.....

If you are in the {Philadelphia / Delaware area in March 2013 the Consul General of the South African Government may well be having a meeting here to show support for locals I work with on issues surrounding South Africa. I met with Mr. George Monyemangene and several Board members of a non-profit I work with called Friends of Somafco. Friends of Somafco is an organization that helps raise awareness and funds for educational and other support services for South Africa. Friends of Somafco once helped run and operate a school in South Africa and now helps a network of soup kitchens called ``Rosie's Kitchen'' for youth and elders in South Africa. {I served on their Board of Friends of Somafco for about eight years and find their integrated Board to be both delightful, courteous and professional. They are great friends. Mr. Monyemangene spoke to the Board on a host of issues today, Thursday the 15th of November, 2012, including: the tragic death of 34 striking miners caught in a dispute over wages that went bad; the environment and getting and keeping South African businesses ``GREEN''; the problems inherent in ``fraking'' in searching for ``natural gas''; building and rebuilding the South African infrastructure; education and how they are partnering with Cuba for Medical School [s] and how they want to work further to make sure that students looking for technical degrees and highly specialized degrees in fields such as math, engineering, the sciences, etc, also get social awareness and people skills; the role of China in South Africa's economy; keeping the unemployment rate down in South Africa; and other important issues of the day. Mr. Monyemangene also said that the country has faced a great deal of negative press surrounding the events at the mine, but that there was a ``full committee investigation'' that is taking place and that is expected to report back in December of this year. Mr. Monyemangene met with the Board of Friends of Somafco at the Tinley Temple Church in South Philadelphia. The ANC Representative, Mr. Godfrey Sithole, was also in attendance.... As more information from South Africa comes about I will keep you informed. If you have any specific questions about South Africa and or their economy as loyal members of the Black Millionaire's Network please give me a call...
With Peace and Respect,
Brother Tracy Gibson,
President and Founder of the Black Millionaire's Network;
Post Office Box 42878;
Philadelphia, PA 19101
1.215.471.64.94

I am Not a Joiner--at least of Christian Churches Right Now.....

Why I Will NOT be Joining ANY Christian Churches today or into the Near, Probably Even Far, Future…



By Brother Tracy Gibson



I was going to join Bright Hope Baptist Church at 12th and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. However, after attending the New member’s Class a few days ago, I’ve decided I’ll have to let the Reverend Kevin Johnson down. I cannot join that church, even as much as I would like to. The reason is a simple one. I have to be true to my heart. And in my heart, I don’t want to take communion because I feel GOD is already in me and I am NOT into cannibalism. I know that sounds gross, but that is how I feel. Have we ever really thought about taking in the Body and Blood of ``Our Lord Jesus Christ’’ I know it is ``just symbolic’’ but symbolism is very, very powerful.

But that is just the beginning of my problems with traditional Christianity. I have already written about much of this stuff before, it is in the manuscript of my book and has been there for years. My thought have been developed a good bit more since then, but they are basically the same.

I am what is called a Polytheist. A Polytheist is a person who takes the best of LL religions, even ones He or She doesn’t know completely about, and believes in and takes hold of that, because that is what represents the Best in mankind and the best in our religious beliefs as People of the World.

I don’t believe in and can’t dedicate myself to churches that want me to believe in a variety of things that are ``unworldly’’ and ``odd’’ and ``not humanly possible’’ today—right here and now. Can anybody walk on water today—not unless the water is only an inch deep or if it is frozen like a lake in Winter. So, no I don’t believe that Jesus ever walked on water.

Can anyone, even a very special person, blessed by GOD, heal someone who is disabled, broken, diseased or very, very sick with just the touch of a hand? No, that is still impossible. Prayer may well help. SO might the healing thoughts and concerns of friends and family. Ultimately GOD will take whoever She or He wants and there isn’t much we as humans can do about that. Not much at all. This is something we have to all face up to like men and women. So no, I don’t believe Jesus made a blind man see, now do I believe he made a multitude of people eat from just a few fishes or drink enough wine for themselves from just a little wine. I just don’t believe all this.

Does this make me a fool? Does this make me an atheist? Does this make me a devil? I don’t think so. It makes me one of the most powerful kind of people who presently walk the earth. A person who questions things and asks questions about what is presented before us as reality and fact, when there is nothing holding it up and making it real. Belief is fine and good, but what can we take from religion besides faith?

I think it is vastly Important for our churches, especially Black and Progressive churches and Progressive churches from other communities such as the Latin community and or the Gay, Lesbian and even the Transgendered community to get together and face some of the realities and problems I our world together as much as possible and put our differences behind us and work towards a better world. But some of our so-called Pastors are just lining their pockets with money and saying they love the Lord and not really taking care of their flocks. It is happening all over the place. It is happening in Texas and Massachusetts. It is happening among Catholics in Cuba and North America. It is happening among Pentecostals in England and North Philadelphia. It is happening among Jewish People in New York and Muslims in the Middle East. People who profess to be the teachers of GOD’s word are turning their backs on GOD and taking bribes and money and corrupting and misrepresenting His word and not really helping the people like they should be, like Jesus intended and like it professes so much in the Bible. There are several verses in the Bible that talk about helping the poor, yet we just had a Presidential contest where the mere work ``poor’’ was abandoned almost completely for the words ``Middle Class.’’ It was like Romney and Obama were to get 50 real lashes with a real whip for even mentioning the word ``poor.’’ Yet and still more and more North Americans are becoming just that ``poor’’ because the 1 % ers continue to hold on to their money—and I’m talking about Billions and Billions of dollars--as if their very lives depended on it. Now, they may know something that I don’t know, but what I know is you can’t take it with you and the more we all learn how to dismiss greed and share, the better our world will be and the better the world’s people will be. All this is talked about in the Bible as well.

Do you know that Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, is worth some $25 Billion of Dollars? He professes to want to help the people of New York as the Mayor and he professes to want to help the people of New York solve their problems, but to me, it looks like the people of New York have been, guess what, Bamboozled, swindled and tricked again. If I had $25 Billion Dollars I would be putting it to work paying to fix our broken political and economic systems. I would be advocating for the poor and trying very, very hard to break the backs of any people {figuratively speaking} and any system that is oppressive to mankind and woman kind. I would make sure I treated the poor and the homeless people with dignity and respect. I would hire people to build bridges and roads and repair Dams, and pay for nurses, doctors, policemen, firemen, and the like. WHAT THE Heck are these people doing holding onto that kind of money when there is such great need in the world? They are tricking us into believing that when they give away one half of one percent of their money and get back a fat tax deduction and a check from the government as a tax return that they have in fact done something for humanity. They haven’t done anything for humanity. They are just further lining their pockets. They are taking the life’s blood people need to live on and hoarding it. They are maintaining the status quo and it is a status quo that is literally killing people each and every day through economic, monetary and financial strangulation and manipulation. They haven’t acted as the stellar characters the media often portrays the rich to be. NOT AT ALL!!!

There is another Church I was supposed to finally join this week. It is the Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia at 55 North Broad Street in Philadelphia… I will attend this church on a regular basis and work with them on many, many issues if they allow a non-member to do so. But joining, even though they have a much more open policy for believers than many other churches, joining Unity Fellowship, will again, put me into a box that I just don’t fit into because my beliefs are ever changing, growing and moving forward. I can’t join that church either, because in fact, while I believe very strongly in GOD and Jesus, as I said, I’m a Polytheist. I can’t say I believe Jesus was anything but a man-- a bright, intelligent, kind and loving man who cared for others, but who couldn’t walk on water or make water into wine. A man who had faults. A man who fought temptation, but who ultimately gave his life for humanity. But there are literally millions of other lesser known men and women who gave their lives for humanity, but who barely get a scribble of credit for their efforts. Such as the 20 Million men and women who were Russian who died in World War Two; such as Malcolm X; Such as Joan of Arc; such as Che Guevara; Such as James Baldwin; such as Marlon Riggs; such as Clifford Rawlins; such as Martin Luther King Jr. … Such as Fidel Castor {who nobody wants to give proper credit to}… And there have been women too. Women who have dedicated their lives to the freedom of Black people or who have questioned our systems and or fought to make it better. Such as deceased Congresswoman Barbara Jordan; Such as the still living Angela Davis; such as the Still living Winnie Mandela; such as the deceased Harriet Tubman; such as the deceased Fannie Lou Hamer. The list goes on and on….. We can learn from all these people. They were just people who fought tierney and hatred and wanted love, respect and kindness and freedom for the Common man and the Common woman.

So this is why I’m not joining any church right now or probably ever. I have to be true to self, love self and respect my own beliefs and my own belief system. To turn everything I believe over to an alter that I don’t really believe in would be the height of hypocrisy and an indecency. And I WON’T do it!! That’s My Story and I’m sticking to it!!!