Monday, March 31, 2014

Something Great to Protect Our African People and the Mother Land.....

The Principles for the Positive Development of Our African Society...

These principles are written to bring about greater unity among the diverse countries, peoples, languages, cultures and economic structures found on the African continent, in the Caribbean and among African people throughout The Black African Diaspora including in the United States, South America, Cuba and Brazil... They are also offered to bring greater democracy, freedom, justice and openness to the people of the Black and African Diaspora and to weed out corrupting influences; encourage open, consistent and fair elections; and help the Black and African Diaspora in attaining its fair [I know you are NOT stupid, but the word Fair means ``marked by impartiality and honesty: free from self-interest, prejudice or favoritism,’’ as it is used in definition 6 a in the Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary of 1985—copyrighted in 1985.] fair share of the world's resources, development, wealth, money, health care, food, water, fair and equitable labor and labor wages, decent and fair businesses, land use, land apportionment, mineral wealth and so forth... These principles are offered with the spirit of LOVe and cooperation in which they are intended and after the time of Kwanzaa and the Spirit of Kwanzaa which is deeply instilled within them... They were inspired--in part--by the Sullivan Principles which were largely successful in playing a part in disrupting and eventually dislodging much of the Apartheid System of racist pass laws against BLACKS AND BLACK ORGANIZING in South Africa...

1] All African Nations {and Caribbean Nations and Black Nations outside of the African Continent {Such as Brazil and Cuba} as well as African peoples in the United States and elsewhere} should be open to the concept of having open, consistent, fair, uncorrupted and free elections for ALL level of public office...

2] ALL African Nations [and Caribbean Nations and Black Nations outside of the African Continent]; as well as Among people of Black African descent in the United States} should seek and find leaders who are impregnable from corrupting influences from within or from outside of their borders such as: the undue manipulation of money; the manipulation of power; bribes; war; physical and mental abuse; rape; murder; the manipulation of currencies and or their economies by corrupting influences such as the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank, The cia, or wealthy corporations or individuals or other such entities who may well not have the best interests of the people of these countries and lands at heart.

3] All developing African Nations or Nations with a good amount of Black populations such as Brazil and The United States and Cuba should seek out justice, truth, freedom, the attainment of wealth through peaceful and legal means [Non-Exploitative], and democracy in the Way they select leaders from the community level on up...

4]ALL families in Developing African and Caribbean Nations and other developing or developed Nations with large percentages of African residents are asked to develop and maintain strong Progressive family values; strong ethics among the family unit; and a strong will to discourage corrupting influences of all sorts that might impinge on the stable development of the Black family. [If you feel homosexuality is a ``corrupting influence’’, please read section SEVEN of this statement. ] Our African children MUST NOT be exploited or used for war or harsh, unpaid {or underpaid} and unnecessary labor within or outside of our borders...

5] All families in Developing African and Caribbean Nations, The United States and other developing or developed Nations with large percentages of African residents such as Brazil or Cuba are asked to develop and maintain good relations with organizations that serve to develop and maintain Human Rights; Gay and Lesbian Rights; Labor Rights; Women's Rights; Civil Rights; Children's Rights; and the Rights of the Under-served, THE POOR, the left out or traditionally discriminated against sectors of the population.

6] We MUST ALL learn to treat each other with respect and dignity at ALL Times...

7] Full acceptance of the Women of Africa and the Homosexual community, such as is a goal in South Africa’s Constitution, must also be a goal for the rest of Africa as such people receive housing and accommodation rights; rights extended others in regard to Education, citizenship and the right to live freely and take part in economic development. Women and Homosexuals must also be afforded the right to take part in the political process. [Any undue advantages these groups get just from openly taking part in the monitory and economic system must also be explored by independent, non-threatening and non-violent government bodies or quasi- government bodies to be set up through an independent, free and open process. In regards to the Homosexual Community, this community throughout Africa is also asked to have monitored and investigated any and all activity, sexual, economic or other-wise, that is corrupting or in any way having a negative impact on African traditions, community standards, morals and moral behavior, ethics, religious practices, or traditions and cultural traditions. These potential conflicts must be worked out in a free and open manner where ALL people have a chance to air their grievances, objections and differences in an orderly and non-threatening and non-violent manner. If there are any such grievances that pertain to Women’s participation they must be so aired as Well.] Appropriate, non-violent, Positive, and pro-active actions must be taken that impact positively on the majority of Africans in an honest, on-going and timely manner. This is to bring more fairness and decency to ALL African Processes.

8] Any pornographic material coming into the continent of Africa must come through in a regulated and open manner. All such material must be deemed educational or at least come up to some agreed-upon community standards to guard against the Spiritual, economic, physical and mental mistreatment and or abuse of children, women and men [and transgendered people] and must maintain an age level of 23 for ALL those involved in being ``actors or models’’… If such material is for recreational and or entertainment purposes, it must also come up to these standards. All such material must be properly regulated by government or quasi government bodies that are open as to who is represented on them and ALL processes must be taken into consideration that such bodies are uncorrupted, and open in how they operate and how they carry out their business. ALL PRECAUTIONS MUST BE MADE TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN UNDER 23 ARE NOT INVOLVED IN THE PRODUCTION OR CREATION OF SUCH PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AND CHILDREN UNDER 23 MUST NOT BE FORCED OR ALLOWED TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS.

By Brother Tracy..... May 16, 2012 {Wednesday}

Updated on February 23RD, 2013…

Updated again on April 11, 2013 [Thursday]

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Land Ownership in Africa...

We as People of the world with basic knowledge re under a mistaken impression of who owns land and businesses on the continent of Africa. I would like to know for sure who owns what so we start a process of making sure the People who have the best interests of Africa and Africans at heart really own the land and can develop it properly as rich farm land, developed inner cities, natural forage areas, places for wildlife to roam peacefully and quietly in their natural habitat, and places for people who care most about Africa to live and make their living n peace. I want to see Black People own a preponderance of the land--not invaders who would spread ill-will, negativity and exploitation. Our African Continent has seen enough of that and have suffered enough--as has African People. I want to see Black People own the land and I want I want to know who was what on the African of good will who want to help the African continent grow, develop positively and without discrimination, violence, economies plunder and degradation.  It is Well that we took the issues and concerns of Africa as a front-page story and not a back page or no-page story. Who owns the land anyway? Let's take an international survey. How much is owned by Progressive, well-rooted Black men and Progressive, Well-rooted Black women who want the best for The African Continent and The African People? How much is owned by fake people fronting for invaders and taking money in their pockets? Like Malcolm X said, the Way to true justice and true freedom is to look at land allocation and land acquisition and land ownership all across the globe and improve the picture, permanently for Black People who are thinking clearly and--THIS article is not complete and will be added to later.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Real Authentic Black LOVE

The Following Article was written by Brother Tracy Gibson some several months ago and is revisited here on December 11th, 2012 {Tuesday} for youR enjoyment, information, healing and consideration..... .

The Power of Being Black...... And Loving It.....

By Brother Tracy Gibson

Not enough of us, as Black People, really enjoy or understand the power and glee of being Black and really relishing in that fact. The fact of Blackness that cannot be changed... Not enough of us understand that politically, one of the best things in this world to be is a Black Person, and specifically and especially, a Black American at this present particular time in History........

Why do I say this? It has to do with moral and ethical leverage. We are a people who have historically suffered, but overcome. Who knew, for example, that when the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4th in 1968 that he would become an international--if not an intergalactic moral and ethical star--a compass from which other moral and ethical leaders the world over would be compared to and that King would be appreciated and studied by school children all over the world. April 4th, 1968 was a sad day and at the time it looked as if we would never survive the day and get past the riots and the pain of such a loss--Let alone flourish and become some of the most imitated people {artistically and for our political planning, training, tactics and techniques} people on the planet. You might think that other people, especially some White People, really hate us, and some of them do. The haters are a very small minority. Most Whites just don't understand us and will never see the importance of understanding... {Not even with a Black President in the White House right now at the end of 2012 and on until the beginning of 2017....} But some of them, the White People, have tried for generations to do away with us through starvation, unemployment, lack of economic opportunities for our small and moderate sized businesses and by putting us on the front lines of their wars--or even actual using extermination through forced sterilization of our women. {There is even the Tuskegee study that killed several of our Black men through disease experimentation with STD's}.. This is history, I'm not making this stuff up. Yet we have survived and flourished as a people and our numbers have remained steady. {Certainly our quality of life has recently suffered with the economic down turn and the loss of jobs and economic clout, but there is always hope on the horizon.} Much of our strength has come from Doctor King who has taught us, along with hundreds and thousands of other community leaders and activists, Elijah Muhammad, Kwame TuRe, Angela Davis included, other teachers, civic and community leaders, just plane parents, pastors, doctors, writers, historians, visionaries and others in our community who have dedicated themselves to the community and our children and our children's futures these people have given us strength... Our strength and resilience has also come from our sheer ability to read and teach ourselves and each other about the problems we face and the truth about our history and the sheer insidiousness of the system we work and live under.

I say we have leverage because we are able to take our place as we exist in the world today--including our significant historic place in history--and pry open the minds of other people--Latin People, Asian People, curious White People, Muslims, Arabs, Jewish People and even Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered etc. People and others, and allow them to understand what importance our existence plays on the World Stage. {As I have said, several of these groups have mimicked our political tactics and strategies for their own benefit and we have to and need to start looking at this as a good thing and not be envious of other groups' gains, but look at their struggles as also moving humanity forward constantly and consistently. I say this especially about the current advantages that the Gay and Lesbian and or Same Gender Loving community have made [with marriage equality and Don't Ask Don't Tell in the Military] as well and especially them at this time}... Still, we have ethical leverage that many other people don't have or that other groups have not been able to pry free from the general public which has, until recently, remained steadfast in their rather Conservative and established political beliefs and their opposition to us.... {I say we have leverage because of how we have suffered and how we continue to be victimized even through Affirmative Action and jobs programs and other things that often don't work because we have been left out of the planning stages of these projects...} Our past and present suffering gives Way to us holding the keys to this leverage. But I don't, as our Pastor has said, I don't want us to be seen as victims. We have to surpass victim hood and see ourselves as heroes, champions and the leaders of tomorrow. It also has to do with self- love, self- respect and our constant and consistent desire to want to see ourselves move forward as a people. Block the hatred, and the negativity and move forward. BUT SELF LOVE is KEY!!!

What I really wanted to briefly discuss today is Black LOVE and how we gain so much from loving ourselves and our people. When we are proud of another Black person's achievements we have a real gift right there in our lap... When we are jealous we have something deep inside that needs to be dealt with..... Chills go up and down my spine as I write this because this is such a powerful thing that is right under our noses, and many of us understand the depth and magnitude of what I'm describing here. There is so much power, importance and fortitude in Black LOVE--of one's self and one's people. It is a secret weapon that allows us to experience a beautiful colorful prism through which life is seen anew, discovered a new and lived with new meaning, depth and girth. Being in LOVE with your people, and I mean just about ALL Black people, is a gift that you can really only give yourself if you were either raised with LOVE in your household, or have read enough and healed and appreciate Black people through your own personal expectations and your own personal colorful prism. Like me, you may have been filled with so much self-hatred, anger and self-pity that you experienced a series of emotional upsets and setbacks that required therapy over an extended period. Even so, the healing, once it comes, flows like the mighty NILE river UP to Egypt and has lasting and greatly positive benefits. This is largely how I came upon feeling this love for my people and myself and truly loving myself and ``WE.'' This LOVE has helped me achieve my own potential as an individual Black person, and has helped many of our other Brothers and Sisters achieve their own great and massive potentials as Well.

So, helping build self- LOVE, a LOVE for our people and respect for other Black people and LOVE for our achievements, is a gift you can give your children and grandchildren and is a gift that Will last and you and your family will reap a bountiful harvest from that gift for generations to come. Sometimes this ``gift'' comes in wolf's clothing. I have a friend, His name is Bruce, He lives in a rather squalid situation. He is a hoarder and He needs a lot of work done to His home. Bruce has helped me through many difficult times and is a LOVER of Black people, but He won't and can't seem to prioritize His own healing and get that house together. This is a mental illness. It is nothing to be ashamed of. I myself have had to struggle with mental illness--depression and bipolar ism. Bruce requires serious intervention before He will get himself able to extricate himself from his present circumstance. Most people let Him go and feel this is His business. He is a grown man, let Him be. I tried that for 10 years, but there has been no change. I did something drastic a few weeks or about a month ago. I took some shirts away from Him--away from His House--and put them in the cleaners. I told Bruce I would not give them back until he changed his circumstance. He was very angry and frustrated with me, even though He has now forgiven me. He might NOT be so forgiving soon, because I refuse to let Him drown with the Titanic Down at the Franklin Institute this month and early next year. Because, unfortunately for Him, {Bruce} I am not done yet. I can be a stubborn little fucker when I want to be. He loaned me $40.00 which I was suppose to get His shirts out of the Dry Cleaners with. I'm using the money for other things. I needed food because I only get $1,162.00 a month in disability and that is about enough to starve on. I won't have any money until next year {2013}... I decided 2013 will be something different for me. I'm NOT allowing myself to stay suck in the muck and mire of self pity, victimization, dis pare and anger. I'm pulling Myself UP. People tell me I must leave people like Bruce behind. But what do I do about all the LOVE I have for Him and how He has helped me for over ten years? What do I do about how He has Himself tried so hard to help Himself? This extrication and pulling up must be a mighty thing for me. Most people leave others behind, but I don't see how to do that. To the untrained naked eye I am just harassing Bruce, embarrassing Him and NOT acting in a LOVING way AT ALL.. People who think this are foolish, uneducated in the Ways of humanity and unknowing.... Sometimes the medicine of healing has a bitter taste. And sometimes you end up hurting yourself AND the other person by trying to lift up something that isn't ready to move. But Bruce is 60 years old. READY is here. The ``Other'' in me--the ``Other Black'' the man who has been cold and hungry and left out Himself knows I can't leave Bruce there in that situation. Should I call the authorities? Should I call my Pastor at church? I have to decide these issues and things in the next few days.

I hope you will understand the importance of this short article and how deep the feelings of real, authentic caring and LOVE are. It is NOT easy for some people to say they LOVE someone, because they were not brought up that Way. This article, writing it, has been a healing process in itself. I have been deeply hurt by another Black person {I have healed from it and learned with the vital help of a therapist over an extended period, as I have said. I never thought I would have gotten so many benefits that have kept on coming. You might need to do some healing yourself. You may have been or come up against a parent, an intimate partner, a stranger, a friend, another relative, an uncle, aunt, step-parent or grandparent or a Brother or Sister who hurt, mistreated or abused you, or you might have abused others. To really experience life to the fullest you must heal from that pain you felt or even the pain you caused others. The person who abused you MUST be forgiven for you to move on. It doesn't matter if the person who abused you is alive or dead. You have to find the healing POWER and forgive and move on... Otherwise you will find it hard to re-direct your life and move your life in the direction you want it to move into. You will find yourself addicted to food, drugs, sex, alcohol, or something else and your pain will come. It will come out in another way. The gift of mental and emotional healing is a great one and more of us as Black people need to understand this gift and help heal other Black people on a very deep level. My sister says that if Black people only got mental help and therapy for REPARATIONS it would do us all as a people a world of good. I agree. That is why I am intervening with Bruce and that is WHY people are calling me crazy. You see, you have adjusted to madness and craziness and so has Bruce. I have taken 35 years and healed. You probably haven't. That is why you can go into places that are called ``The Devil's Den'' and have coffee and sandwich and think nothing of it; that is why you can go Down Town in Philadelphia and spend $1,000.00 at Macy's Department Store and think nothing of it when there are no Black departments stores and WE as Blacks people continue to be relegated to being a ``consumer class'' of people; that is why you watch the news about a football player murdering his girlfriend and Himself in from of Football Executives and you go on eating your Captain Crunch cereal [because you have been inoculated against the truth having any impact on you the way it should for humans]; that is why you go on with the deep pain you feel inside and feel self-destructive and hateful towards yourself and refuse to get help and call it ``fear of the stigma of mental health healing'' and walk on with your pain in tact like a rusted iron butt plug up you ass.... Somehow you find pride and sanity as you watch ``The Simpson's'', on The FOX Network and think how nice it is that that little funny ``progressive'' cartoon has been on FOX [a Conservative network] for 20 years and that is just lovely. But I am here to question your sanity because I have already had my head examined and I am here to tell you about yourself, Greg, and IDA and Dena and Phil and Minister BJ.....and WADE and Terry [Love joy]--you for one Love joy are too fixed in comfort as are a few others at church.... You don't tussle any feathers and you don't want yours tussled, even though you told me you wanted to move from New Jersey, but you refuse to do so because you said yourself, you are ``comfortable'' ... Are you sane or have you adjusted to insanity?

When you have started on the Healing Path, you will find refuge and LOVE with other Black people who have also healed. When you have started on this Healing Path, you will find yourself able to talk more frankly and honestly with other Black people and tell them how you really feel and how glad you are that there is a GOD and a Jesus and that He has his hands over your life in a good Way. You will not mask your feelings, with too much marijuana or drink or blow or alcohol or cocaine--you will be able to have more open and honest relationships with your family members, LOVED ones and that someone special will appear or reappear in your life and you will be able to have that long term healthy relationship that you always wanted, but could never figure out why you could never achieve this and had to be alone for decades....

If you have NOT seen ``Flight'' with Denzel Washington I strongly suggest and recommend you go see it. It is about an airline pilot who is so cool He thinks He can ignore a cocaine and alcohol habit. But reality catches up with Him. This film is, like just about ALL of Denzel's films, it is well-acted, finely directed and sticks to your soul and memory like a good chicken and greens and apple pie dinner sticks to your ribs. Don't miss this film. It is a wake- up call. It will help guide you down a path of leadership and healing and better mental health. If you pay attention and don't continue to medicate yourself with food, medicine, alcohol, blow, cocaine, sex, hate, resentment and silly TV.

You, if you heal, you will have that better, more stable, healthier relationship as you heal. I don't care if you are 16 or 66, you will be ready when GOD says you are ready. It is never too late to start the Healing Process [the HP]. If you can't get the money for therapy or if you have bought into the silly ``prejudgments'' about therapy don't let that stop you because you can find your Way to the self- help section of the bookstore or library instead of buying new trains and going to the movies to see another comedy, or having rugged sex again GREG, you can start on that Healing Path [The HP]. This all includes me also, even after 35 years of therapy. Don't think I think I am exempt. This is how you weed the de il out of your life. And stop handing power over to him. You see, I no longer believe in the devil or sin, but that gets into another article. I can tell you this. I take the ``V'' out of the middle letter of that Mother Fucker's name and I turn it into the word VICTORY for myself and my people and your people--not for him to beat us up once again. It is that simple. Malcolm said BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY--I had to steal that ``V'' from that little Mother Fucker, you don't think he just gave it to me do you? Just like I had to steal Bruce's shirts........................................................iIhad to save Bruce's life and make the de il powerless..... You can do the same thing...

If you don't want to go to the book store and the library and go to the self-help section go to your Barber and your Pastor and talk it out, or a relative of significant other, but don't let things fester Like a raisin in the WHAT!!! Thank you Langston Hughes.... and Loraine Hans berry....fester inside like that football player did. You see the results there... Go with Abandon. Open you heart and your Spirit. Stop with the excuses, the self- medication, the alcohol and over sexualization the self-lies. I am NOT saying don't be gay or a homosexual. I'm a homosexual. BUT stop lying to yourself. Stop hiding things under the rug Ed. You live in a house that is also falling down and that has a lot of bumpy spots under the rugs where you have hidden your stories and lies and deceit. You are a church man. Do you actually think GOD doesn't know about what you have done and are doing? Do you actually think your church members don't know? When a person gets Brest cancer Cheryl they often have to have a radical mastectomy. The word Radical is what I am. People don't like that word. I am a radical person. I was put here by GOD to rip the wounds open so they can heal properly. Excuse the bumps inside my lips I have oral herpes. It will never go away or heal properly but it is somewhat treatable for the flair-ups on the inside..... Now, how will I ever find a LOVER who can deal with that? I'll have to take Him to the doctor with me and we will have to talk it out. This is therapy. I was lucky that I didn't get HIV because of the sexual activities I took part in, especially in New York City in the 1980's. Thank GOD that She [GOD] was with me in Spirit as I carried out my activities. The will kiss you on the cheek you will not get what I have, so don't go and get sick from stress you are causing yourself for not inviting me to you Birthday Party Mother Doris. I LOVe you and I think you have many more years with our church. You might NOT believe it, but this is a fine Way to bring about healing. There is a 900 pound gorilla at church at The Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia and He is there every week. He is indifference, cattiness, pettiness, greed, hatred, self-hatred, anger, resentment, selfishness, stupidity, grief and silliness. It is OK to have political beliefs Brother Greg Jones. You can be a political Black man and not feel that you will feel persecuted. It is all throughout the Bible that you will be protected and have a long life. Please treat your lover Richard well. You see, I also love him, not in the Way you do, but He is my Brother and I love Him and YOU TOO... Yes, I was a bit jealous, but I'm had one apolitical lover before I really wasn't interested in having another one. It is time for this animal--this 600 pound gorilla--to go the way with the de il who is missing his ``V'' because the good ones among us stole that fucker's victory. You know what your problems are. You know because they DOG you each and every day. You know because you confess them to GOD sometimes, but most likely NOT even in church. They sit there among that 900 pound gorilla. In waiting, to pounce on all of us until you deal with them... Your Pastor tells you every Sunday, but you go and get some ice cream and medicate yourself with that and refuse to look at ``Michael Jackson's Man or Woman in the Mirror.....'' When you confess to your Pastor, your uncle, your aunt, your parents, your Brothers and Your sisters you will feel a new light a Bright Hope light burning inside you... You know what it is that is bothering you. You can't put your finger on it because the pain is too much. If you can't put your finger on it, try putting your finger on the feeling and talk to someone in your family or among your friends that your trust. An uncle or a Pastor. You will be giving yourself the gift of LOVE. You will be giving yourself the gift of Wellness wholeness, solitude, peace, self-worth, serenity, self-love and more stable thinking, a calmness... You will find it easier to make decisions and think through things properly because you will have an Angel on your shoulder and GOD in your pocket... the de il will melt like yesterday's nightmare... The decisions you make will be clearer, more accurate, better thought and through, more forthright, and more level headed. That means you too Carlos. I wish your LOVER could come to church with you once in a while. You have been a shining light for me and I LOVE you and I LOVE the Gay couples in our church.... Our church members will find themselves acting in reality NOT the fantasy way they saw last night on ``666 Park Avenue,'' Thanks Vanessa Williams, but don't give me more of the de il I'll just have to steal some more ``VICTORIES'' from that little will find yourself becoming a leader, not a follower. No matter what age you are. Gandhi said something like ``Encourage the People and the Leaders will Follow,'' and as you know, King studied Gandhi. The more honest you become with yourself, Sissy, the more able you will be to see yourself as a leader. Your opinions will be sought after and you will insist on living in a cleaner environment Bruce, and you Will enjoy surrounding yourself with people who are about something positive and forward moving instead of people who will be unnecessarily critical, unconstructive in their criticism, negative and who want to hold you back and ``WE'' back as Black people. You will burn new paths in life instead of follow others like lost sheep and GET BURNED by others. Just stat by selecting one of the books from my book list about healing and helping the world to be a better place. In no time you will find yourself turning off the TV and reading book after book after book. Remember I LOVE you and I want to help. We can work through this money thing and NOT having a new church building. We have shoes. we have socks--thank you McKale--that was a gift of words that will forever give back to me--the healing process..... I want the best for my valued Brothers and Sisters. Write me at: BLockBoi75@Yahoo.Com

and I'll send you that book list over e-mail. I Will show you a whole New Way of healing, growth and financial prosperity that you never knew was just around the corner, just across the street or just around the bend in life. I want you to LOVE yourself and our people. It is a gift that keeps on giving--forever.

This article was written by, prepared by and researched by Brother Tracy Gibson, a writer, activist and businessman operating in West Philadelphia {Born and Raised} He would LOVE to hear from you. Yes, that means you.....

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Getting Help!!!

By Brother Tracy Gibson
If you are depressed, angry beyond reason, upset, anxious, down, troubled, concerned or beat down politically or dealing with envy, wanting revenge, unable to forgive someone, or unable to cope with other stressful situations, emotions and feelings; or if you are experiencing stress over a divorce, the loss of a relationship, being unemployed for an extended time period, the loss of a loved-one, financial losses; or if you just feel your world is closing in on you; or if you can't cope with an addiction to prescription medicines, alcohol, tobacco, illegal street drugs, food, sex, pornography or anything else; or maybe you were beaten up, sexually abused, raped, robbed, molested or maybe you have lingering thoughts of an incident that is long, long past, but you can't seem to get past it; or you are unable to cope with other excessive behavioral problems you are having such as hoarding food or hoarding household items in your room or house, over eating, and acting out excessively sexually, excessive spending when you know you can't afford it right now; or if you are experiencing other behavioral, emotional, psychological and / or psychiatric problems; or maybe you just feel at the end of your rope, hopeless and that you have just given up on life and don't want to do anything to help yourself and are isolating yourself from others--maybe it is time for you to get help. [I want you to remember that getting help is the case of the disenfranchised and oppressed is more a statement about the failures of our society than a statement about any failure on your part. Getting help represents a problem and a serious miscalculation in judgement with our political, economic, judicial and social system [and that includes Capitalism and Socialism, and how we have been excluded from it than it is any mental or emotional problem that you as an individual are having.] I am sure if you had equal access to the institutions that construct our culture such as being included when they decide what school curriculum will be and being there and included fairly and equally when they decide what will be incorporated into what makes up entire spheres of learning and knowledge such as: Medicine, Anatomy, Math, Engineering, Science, Chemistry, Physics, Horticulture, Advanced Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy, Computer Science, Anthropology and the many other Technological Sciences, You would see that You don't have a mental problem, You have just been excluded. Look how Black, Latin, Asian, Women, Gay People, and Arab people and even East Indian People have been almost totally excluded from the Movie Industry for example. The Movie Industry has a very pervasive influence on how we see ourselves as human beings, but serious people of color have almost been totally excluded from getting their scripts considered and also excluded almost totally from the Green-Light process of approving what films get financed..... This is a crime that is coming back to haunt the West, but meanwhile we have to get through this time period we are going through. With such fair and equal inclusion You will find school, learning and knowledge much more easy to achieve and much more interesting. If you are having trouble adjusting to our society You can start by calling your Pastor, or you Mosque Minister, a trusted friend or family member or your general practitioner or Doctor and talking out the problem. He or she may well suggest you see a professional for treatment. It is nothing to be asham of. Believe me I know. What you are going through is a lot more common than you might think. I have been in therapy for over 35 years and have benefited from the experience tremendiouslyly!!! What you are doing by getting help is taking the adult tact, the right step and realizing you have a situation and / or a problem that needs more attention than usual... Stop worrying about it and seek help. You are saying ``I am worth it. And I need help.'' You are taking on the responsibility like an adult should and moving through whatever is hurting, stopping or crippling your growth as a decent human being. You are saying that you are deserving of help and that you will benefit from that help and move on positively with your life. You are not necessarily mentally ill, but even if you are, you are taking the right steps in getting help. Do it, get the help and watch your life open up like an incredible oasis or exotic flower as you take wing into the next stage of your life. I don't care if you are 89 or 13 . Get the help and feel better about yourself for doing so. You will find yourself benefiting greatly from the help such as therapy, proper medical treatment which might include the intervention of psychotropic medicines; or you might find that your life has been closed off physically from others and all you need is to be around people who are thinking and doing positive things and to get some physical exercise and fresh air. Don't face this with fear, face it with strength and the joy at knowing you will get the help you need and be able to MOVE forward. We suggest you call some of the following numbers if you are in need of help: Women Organized Against Rape: The Crisis Network: The Colours Organization: ; The Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists-- 1-215-790-9059.....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

No More Heads in the Sand

Mental Health—No More Heads in the Sand…..

I have been hospitalized for depression, nervous upsets and bipolar illness about seven (7) times. Each hospitalization was a journey to another place in my development as a human being. It still isn’t easy to talk about after ten years of NOT being hospitalized…

One thing is for sure, I know I’m not alone. I know there are millions of Americans and thousands upon thousands of Black Americans who have a mental illness. It is funny, or not so funny, how other people don’t understand mental illness. They see you and think you can work at a regular job. They don’t know the pain and anguish that goes with being hospitalized and having to take medicine and go to therapy for over 30 years. It all grates on the soul and takes a toll on the spirit, but it also saves the spirit and leads to a path of renewal and survival. There are many, many rewards for taking your head out of the sand and dealing with your issues as a person with some seemingly insurmountable problems that only a therapist can help you work through. There are a lot of people in the world who say to themselves each and every day ``I’m OK, I don’t need a psychiatrist!!’’ Well let me tell you EVERYBODY on the planet can benefit from therapy and many millions of people NEED to be in therapy.

Don’t let someone else’s ideas about a ``stigma’’ stop you from getting the help you need. It seems like only about a month ago that my sister sat with me at a hospital reception area (in West Philadelphia) and tried to convince me for about an hour to sign myself in for that first time evaluative stay. I would have none of it. I wasn’t cooperating because I had bought into the significant and lasting ``stigma’’ that is berried in each American’s head about therapy and getting psychiatric help. Lucky for me my Brother-in-law is a doctor and had just met a Black psychiatrist on a plane ride who ended up being my first psychiatrist. He was a Black psychiatrist who I would be seeing once a week for quite some time and then once every other week. (He ended up being my psychiatrist for about 10 years and he helped me through some of the toughest days of my adult life)…. He diagnosed me with bipolar illness after the first two months. It was hard because he knew about the depression, but it wasn’t until I went off the deep end with laughter that he saw the manifestation of the Manic or (UP) side of the equation. After that he knew about both sides of the coin—the too up and the too down side.

It took years of crying & agony in therapy to work through what I felt was my emotional mistreatment and emotional abuse as a child to come to grips with the fact that my parents did the best they could do and that I had had a very happy and fairly stable childhood for a Black child growing up with the American inner city experience…. What was really the problem was a chemical imbalance that could, thank GOD, be treated with medication and therapy. I have met people in hospital stays who could NOT be helped with medication. I remember having a very sobering feeling at meeting a White gentleman who was like that. I remember feeling like the luckiest person in the world just because there was medicine to treat what was wrong with me—even though it made me gain weight and have some other fairly minor side effects. I can’t begin to tell you how bad I felt for the White gentleman who was losing hope fast because his medicine didn’t seem to be working…

How did it all happen? I remember the long train ride from New York to Philadelphia. My mind was on fire. Burning up with what I would discover in about six months as being bipolar illness. I had lost it all in New York. One day I went to work at my job at TV Guide Magazine and I just couldn’t cope. I couldn’t sit still. I was antsy all day and my Boss, well he knew something was wrong. I took off in the afternoon… I don’t even remember if I ate lunch or not. I left work and walked to Harlem from Midtown Manhattan. I WALKED to 135th street to see my sister. I walked all the way to her apartment building, or what I thought was her apartment building. I went up stairs and knocked on her door. Things looked strange. There was a lady I talked with as I walked through Harlem who I said would have been ``my wife’’. I said this to her, a complete stranger… She looked at me and saw the fire in my eyes and moved away quickly. I knocked on my sister’s door and I had the wrong door. I knocked on another door and it was still not right. I was in the WRONG BUILDING… My mind and my head were almost literally spinning with the heat of depression, anger and the impending mental illness I would struggle with for a generation. I walked back to midtown Manhattan and made it somehow to my small railroad apartment near the Better Days Night spot. I had my roommate, a White man from West Virginia, call my sister and my brother-in-law. I was reeling with instability, anger and depression. It seemed to take them only minutes to get there, but it was more like an hour. I believe they had already been alerted by my boss that something was dreadfully wrong with me that day at work.

Then there was the frantic train ride to Philadelphia. My Mother and my Sister took me to Philadelphia with just the clothing on my back. It must have been the next day. Again I am not sure. We stopped along the way, as the local trains do. I tried to get off the damned train!! Didn’t I realize what that did to these two women who had seen me through all my life until now? They were frightened to death at having this 6’ 4’’ Black man trying to leave them when he was in such a state. Somehow they convinced me to sit down and take it easy until we got back to Philly. I must have been talking some gibberish and laughing a bit also. They must have been wondering what in God’s name had gotten into me. What was wrong with me…

I stayed overnight at my Mother’s house on 49th street in Philly. It was a totally restless night. My sister slept in the bed with me because my Mom and sister were both very afraid I would go off again somewhere. I had terrible dreams. I was up and out of the bed and to the bathroom and frightened out of my mind all night... I was not on medicine yet and had NEVER seen a therapist at that point except one family therapy session with the entire family. I was going mad. Through a process of what seemed like osmosis I had an orgasm, fully dressed and without ANY sexual closeness or manipulation from anyone including myself. Now that was really crazy!! I was almost possessed with some spirit or GOD or Voodoo or some African villager I had never met. What the Hell was going on with me? Only GOD knew! Maybe it was the Devil or something worse. It seemed worse than anything I had ever experienced in my 24 years of life up until that point or really ever since then. I am now 53 and it was the most fearsome & frightening experience I have ever had.

My sister got me to The Hospital (Now Mercy Hospital) in West Philly. Naturally, being totally out of my mind, I didn’t want to sign myself in. My sister, GOD bless her, she sat there and argued and cajoled with me for an hour or two begging me to get the help I needed. I finally signed the papers. She took the time and had the GOD-like patience to see that this was best for me… She did not 302 me or try to sign me in without my permission. My mind continued to race faster than Malcolm X could spit out his words of fire in the 1960’s. I saw some workmen across the street as they fixed the roof on a building. I thought of my Father because he was always fixing buildings and climbing ladders and walking on roofs as a landlord in West Philly…. I wondered where Dad was. I didn’t know. Maybe he just didn’t understand this aspect about his son either. I know that he cared deeply about me, but that he didn’t really know what to do to show that he cared or how to show that caring side of himself… The workmen’s work was not unlike the way Dad and I had probably done a few times before I moved to New York or when I was younger. They gave me some cogenten and some other medication called haldol. I would be taking such medicine for the rest of my life up until right now, this very second, anti-depressants are in my system.

The Hospital ambulance took me from THE HOSPITAL to another facility that dealt solely with mental illness. The word stung me as bad as the disease did. You are now mentally ill. You will never amount to anything. You will be helpless as a jellyfish on a hot stove. You ain’t shit Nigger!! Go to HELL. The voices were not only in my head, but in my thinking as well. We made it to Fairmount Institute and my life began a long journey towards healing and of processing what had happened. I was in group sessions and individual therapy where I talked about my hatreds and my passions and my fears and my paranoid feelings and I took medicine and I grew stronger mentally every day... I also read some books and made some new friends and did some drawings. This all helped cool down and slow down my thinking. In three months I would start a job at TV Guide in Radnor, Pennsylvania... That was the beginning of another journey—one filled with potholes, hills and valleys, rewards, oddities, friends, strange kooky people, and various friendly and not so friendly relations with people of every ethnic stripe. I was thankful to GOD & my family that at least another segment of my life would begin. GOD had other plans for me and other work that would take me into the future. I thought I was going to die, but I didn’t. I had made it through a vortex, but there was more to come.

Nice Restaurant at 43rd and Baltimore--Atiya Ola's

If you are seeking a break from fast food places and really want to try some great food, try Atiya Ola's at 4505 Baltimore Ave in West Philadelphia  She serves break fact items such turkey beacon, eggs, vegan pancakes, gluten- free pancakes and salads with salmon for lunch [UMMM!!].Call them at 1.215.939.32.98... or just stop by. They are conveniently located in West Philadelphia near Clark Park...  The Specialize in Vegetarian and Vagan and Raw foods...  Atiya once catered an event for me last year and EVERYBODY LOVED THE RAW FOOD--even people who h ad not tried it before!!!  She comes highly recommended...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

from Malcolm x; on Afro-American History

page 21--middle of the page;

``They say the same thing to you and me over here, that we're not ready yet--isn't that what they say? Certainly, they say that you're not ready to live in a decent house, and you're not ready to go to a decent school, or that you're not ready to work on a decent job. This is what they say, and they don't say why we're not ready, they don't say why. And if we're not ready, they don't say that we once were ready, but we're not now--they try and make it look like we never were ready, that we never were in history a people who occupied a responsible position on the cultural tree, the civilization tree, or any other tree. They try to give us the impression , you know, that we never were qualified, therefore we can only qualify today to the degree that they themselves qualify us. And they trick us this way. Trick us into going to them and asking them, ``Qualify me, you know, so I can be free.'' Why, you're out of your mind.'' Malcolm x.

political demands.

1] An end to poverty & indebtedness in any part of the world.

2] An end to injustice & economic exploitation in any Part of the world.

3] An end to militarism, physical abuse and the taking of life, anywhere in the world.

4] An end to starvation in any part of the world.

5] All people are to be treated with Dignity & Honor, but Dignity & Honor are earned.

[this will be sent to the pentagon.]

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Changing our Corporations--Let's Start with Black and Progressive Corporations...

Any Corporation--Public or Private, Profit or Non-Profit, and in ANY way formulated MUST take into consideration All Community standards deemed urgent and necessary by legitimately calibrated and honestly, scientifically and fairly carried out and achieved and orchestrated polls. These polls will be suited to bring forth more justice, equality, fairness and higher ethical standards in the way such corporate entities are carrying out and doing business.  Any corporation or other Profit-making venture or entity or formulation not living up to this rule can and Will be taken over by The People in a good and timely fashion and manner and shall be run by and for the People and in a manner of their good interests and benefit.

The above statement shall be true for ANY and ALL entities operating anywhere on the planet Earth [no matter what it is called] or with any means of operation anywhere on the planet earth or anywhere else in the Universe or even within Man, Woman or Transgendered people or people of any other age including children.  There Will be fairness and equality in this world and you cannot escape the hands and Will of GOD and I am HIS Spokesperson...
Brother Tracy Gibson....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Job Ideas and a Source-Book for People WITHOUT A four-year DEGREE.....

There is a book available at the Free Library called Top 100 Carers Without a Four-Year Degree: Major Jobs in Many Fields Eighth Edition by Michael Farr.

I think this book will be and is very helpful for Brothers and Sisters looking for work, but who may not have the sophisticated qualifications some employers are seeking.  Not ALL employers are seeking such so-called ``high level'' qualifications.  Some employers are seeking honest People who want to work for an Honest day's pay. Some Employers have Ways to determine if you are an honest person or not.  Those Ways might be seen an unconventional, or conventional.  When they get hold of an Honest, hard working, decent Person, the last thing they want is to lose that person as an employee.  Word tends to get around among People who are members of Professional Clubs and Associations; Up-Scale Health and Fitness Clubs; and other social gathering places where employers congregate such as up-scale restaurants and bars; and Country Clubs.  The key here, is to stop the game-playing and look in the mirror and fess up to the things that are wrong in your background and find Ways to heal, or get the help required to heal and move forward. [See the section on getting help for more referrals.]. If you are serious about wanting a good-paying job, I hope you will take out the book I have mentioned above at the Free Library and give it a good look-over. [Better yet buy the book at the Gallery.]. I am mentioning here only 15 jobs that are possible careers for People who don't have four-year degrees. There are many, many other such jobs listed in the book.  Some jobs you might want to consider getting needed training for are: Communications Equipment Operators; Human Service Assistants; Stock Clerks; Order Fillers; Writers & Editors; Photographers; Office Clerks; Actors, Producers & Directors; Secretaries; Administrative Assistants; Real Estate Brokers; Sales Agents; and Reservation Assistants; Transportation Ticket Agents & Travel Clerks. Often it is NOT the fancy degree with African Math and Ethiopian science that is the really good job.  It is the job that is able to bring out your good nature, your good qualities and your good character that is of most value to People doing the hiring and doing the looking for good, stable employees.  I hope you will take the book mentioned out and stop being an iPhone listener so much and try really working for a change. I know school is not easy and I also know some of our young people and not so young people are addicted to many different chemicals sometimes--but these things can also be overcome.  You will find it quite rewarding to make a check that is honestly earned.  Put some money away.  Just a few dollars.  In the next few days, I'll write about how to get some more qualifications through a process that is free and actually exciting and interesting--if you let your mind relax and enjoy the process instead of getting caught up into thinking you or I are supposed to have the diamond rings--bling-bling--and golden watches of our fellow workers who are rap stars, high-paid actors or high-paid singers.  That life is not for everyone and can include grueling, hectic work schedules that are very difficult to keep up with, raving out-of-control fans, contracts that are difficult to read and understand and designed to rip people off instead of help them become wealthy; and high-priced lawyers who are taking money from you before you even get a chance earn it.  I want you to call my business number and find out how to send me a resume for a legitimate, well-paying job in the Black community, or help in going back to school. 215-471-6494

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Partnership Jobs.....

Partnership Jobs.....
Disabled Black Community Organizer and Black Business Owner, Brother Tracy Gibson is seeking potential Business Partners who have top-flight Business Management skills and are interested in at least a 20 % share interest in my company [Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc.]. THIS IS OUR PARENT COMPANY. We are involved in the development of a number of projects which I will share with you when you e-mail me and agree to sign an information release form. I am personable and have extensive skills in: Writing; Idea Creation; Community Relations; Management; Public Relations; Education; Advocacy; Property Management; and Journalism [Please call and I will allow you to access my Blog] The main thing I want is creative control over the products we sell and at least 59 % control of Business ownership. Please forward this to others interested in Black Business Management partnerships. CALL: 1-215-921-20 65. Please send in a cover letter how much you want to invest and a resume. Some of our financial records are posted on our Blog.


or write me at: Brother Tracy Gibson
Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Common Wealth of Pennsylvania  19101-2878 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Is It Is a Wonderful Life........

I was thinking about the end of `It's a Wonderful Life,'' the Christmas film folly starring  Jimmy Steward and Donna Reed and centering on a small town  in North America in the 1940's that almost goes haywire when a rich City Father steals $10,000.00 or so from an up and coming, bright-eyed Stewart and his family.  The funny thing I finally noticed after all these years of watching the movie at Christmas time,  over and over again, is that ole dude got away with not paying back the $10,000.00!! He never seemed the worse for ware as far as his conscious was concerned.  That was the People's money and was well a seed that could have been used to plant the hopes and dreams of many people in that small community.  Frankly, it is like How we saw the North American Banks get away with a Billion Dollar plus bailout here in the United States and still the People--after suffering foreclosures, and joblessness up to the gills--are just making some headway about getting some jobs and needed support for Black youth, Black men and other sectors of the community that is so crucially in need of Progress and forward progressive movement--especially where economics and business development are concerned.  It was NOT such a wonderful life for the Common Man in that ole Hollywood Classic, and it has yet to be for the Common Black man in North America. The Natives are--understandably--getting very restless.

This article is still being worked on and will be corrected by Friday, March 21st, 2014.     

Willow and the Role of ``Annie''

For some strange reason, Will Smith and His lovely wife Jada Pinket Smith seem to have struck a nerve by seeking producers and funding for a new version of Annie staring their daughter, Willow Smith.  The racists came out of the woodwork first.  In a strange way, I just didn't expect it--even though I can be a negative thinker and not have much hope and respect for people of European decent sometimes [not always mind you].

I didn't think much of the idea myself at first, because the songs and lyrics seem to have been overdone over the last 20 years with a previous long run of ``Annie'' on Broadway and a major motion picture in? starring? and ?.

But when Will and Jada seemed to be pressing for this, there was this strange opposition coming from really conservative White People.  I guess it had something to do with the ``Clean as daisies and butter'' image that Annie poses for the North American public and how such an image might be ``tarnished'' by sweet Willow making a new movie out of this popular American tradition.

I have noticed, and have been quite concerned that Will and Jada's children, the younger ones, seem a bit thin, but other than that OK health wise. [I am NOT a doctor, but I like to see children healthy, but not overweight or too thin.].  I must say that none of this is my business, but being an advocate for more diverse and substantial movie roles for Black and Latin actors, I was a bit perplexed by all the firestorm and controversy.

Willow has not been allowed a Major movie role like Her younger brother was with ``The Karate Kid'' which met with a good amount of audience acceptance and critical acclaim as well. Willow, as far as I know, has been singing and doing pretty well with that.

I just wanted to go on record as supporting Jada and Will if they still want Willow to star in ``Annie''. I don't see where this would be a problem.  Young People and children could do far worse than a new ``Annie'' as a venue for entertainment.  The production crew will undoubtedly hire quite a few Black actors, stage hands, and other movie-production professionals in the making of ``Annie.''  [I'm assuming it will be a mostly-Black production this time out. 

With all the billions spent on movie production annually in Hollywood I can't see why we can't have a Black ``Annie.''  It might even swing in a new era of Black film making like the one we had during the 1970's with movies such as ``Coffee,'' ``Sounder,'' ``Lady Sings the Blues,'' and ``Nothin But a Man'' [which was actually from a bit earlier.  I just hope to GOD we can--as Black academicians, Black writers, Black poets, Black school teachers, and the everyday common Brother and Sister makin it in the hood--if you will-- I hope we can find a better name for this era in new Black film making this time out. God Bless Jada and Will and all three of the Smith Children.

This commentary needs to be edited, checked for spelling and reviewed before it is finally released to the public on Wednesday the 12th of March, 2014.      

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Restaurant Idea.....For the REST OF US!!!

New Restaurant Idea for the Disenfranchised and Homeless of Philadelphia, and the BEST of us.....


It is an idea whose time has come.  It was done, I believe, in other cities like Baltimore, and it has been successful. I'm talking about a full-service restaurant with all the bells and whistles and all the greatest food--disregarding pork and beef because they are dangerous to human health--a full-service restaurant that will provide food for disenfranchised people at a cost of whatever they can afford--including one cent if that is all they have, or even nothing.  If they want to volunteer some time in the kitchen they can be trained to do so, if they have such abilities or potential abilities.  They should NOT be excluded from having a meal if they have no such stability and talents. 

My vision, and I have written about this several times before, is to have good, wholesome, inexpensive food that feeds into our tendency to be healthy.  Food that can give the human body strength, stamina, an ability to do for themselves--as the Black Muslims say, and feed into the human brain and the human mind in a Way that will help all those attending move into a New Day and look at their New Day with a Positive Spirit and a positive attitude that we as Black People and the left out can achieve anything we want to if we set our minds to it and are willing to work.

I'm talking about fresh organic fruits and fresh organic vegetables, fresh farm-raised chicken and fresh fish that is cooked to perfection--tasty, well-spiced, and scrumptious. We are bringing together the different aspects of the Progressive forces and progressive restaurants in Philadelphia to make this a reality for the entire city.  We will be under-written by people who have a little more money and an ability to pay, paying a little more for their meal than the rest of us, who might not be able to pay at all.  We will also be getting grants and money from other generous private sources such as The Ford Foundation; The Paul Newman Foundation; The Robert F. Kennedy Foundation; The Enough Project; The Russell Simmons Foundation; Colin Powell's & His Wife's Foundation; The Danny Glover Foundation; The Michael Jordan Foundation; The Tyler Perry Foundation; The Will Smith and Jada Pinket-Smith Foundation; Charles Barkley's Foundation;  Oprah Winfre's Foundation & The Oprah Angel's Network; Several Black Banks; and The Black Millionaire's Network.  These organizations will be contacted to enlist their on-going support. We will also contact people in public office to ask if they can refer us to people with funds and money to make this a reality and not just a dream in a few People's minds.

Why are we doing this? First of all, we have to admit that it is NOT a new concept.  Most of us Ole Heads remember the gracious Father Devine & His wife and His places to eat--and Hotels--that provided a delicious dinner for 25 cents back in the early 1960's.  He was a Black religious leader who cared about people who didn't have much, which isn't very popular right now.  We now, on March 8th, 2014, Saturday, live in a world and a city that is full of citizens who are focused on their own issues and their own finances even as the world economy continues to recover.  We should always have room in our hearts for others, because one day, we may need someone else to have room in their heart for us. 

Another reason we are doing this is because disenfranchised people and even Black people of means are treated like the last post on the totem pole--not given respect, honor, or the slightest of kindnesses when the Bible tells us we as Christians should be treating all People with much kindness.  We read all the deep religious books, but don't really take their messages to heart.  If we read what Jesus said, there would be no Way we could treat each other with such disgrace, and disrespect.  But we do it all the time.  I am constantly amazed at How I as a Black man can walk down the street and openly speak and say hello to White men and White women and they won't have a word to say.  Now, if you look at it politically, they have their economic foot on our necks as Black people--because they own a large percentage of the stores, the hotels, the factories, the chemical facilities, and other means of production and then they can't even speak and say hello while we as Black People are left out of the advancement process and not given the jobs and ownership of businesses and access to Capital we need and must have to stabilize our community and raise our children properly? Something is very wrong with this picture. I don't have to go back 230 years and talk about slavery, I don't have to talk about the racism and hatred of Jim Crow in the ole South or How many Black people were killed during the Civil Rights era, I can look at what is happening right now.  The continued discrimination. The continuing inability to achieve in schools that have curriculum's that are irrelevant to us as Black People. The continuing inability of our Black community to fess up to our addictions and begin a willing healing process.  The continuing inability of so many Black leaders to lead in the correct and positive directions that truly lead to achievement, accomplishment, honor, dignity, Grace, our youth's Grace and Honor, and our ability to make the money we need to sustain ourselves.  Yes, I'm talking about Cold Hard Cash people.  But I'm also talking taking proper responsibility for ourselves and our actions.

Just today I went to the grocery store and was totally embarrassed at the check out line when instead of a full cart of groceries I had to buy instead, laundry detergent and some magnesium pills that help build strong bones and teeth.  I had planned to make a Big Pot of chili for myself--full of string beans, red beans, black beans, onions, squash, scullions, tomato sauce, low sodium vegetable broth, garlic, spices like curry powder, cumin, and tamarack--that would have lasted the whole week. But now I guess I'll be forced to go back to the Church Missions for meals again after next week because there just isn't any money to buy the proper food I need.  After having to pay my bank--PNC Bank-- $700.00 in bank fees, how could there be enough money to live off of? If you think I'm not sick of it--with having such fine-tuned, great writing skills and a host of other skills and yet I can't--at 57--find a job--even though I apply for them each and every week and have years of experience in the writing profession--yes I'm tired of the whole situation. Still I go on, and I don't want to digress. This is part of the whole reason for the restaurant--to treat people who have had it up to here concerning systemic and on-going unemployment , foreclosure and other hardships with some LOVe, respect, Honor and decency--not cast them aside like yesterday's ole worn out shoes.

So now you see why I do my work and advocate for the disenfranchised and Homeless of ALL races--especially Black People, and will continue to do so.  This letter will have to sit here for a few days and I will have to take some of the heat out of it, but not the steam.  I ask you for help in directly communicating to Black Sisters and Brothers who can help this restaurant become a reality.  

This restaurant will also borrow from a few other restaurants in Philadelphia to take food that is not moldy or going bad, but food that is fresh, but left over.  I want to make it a city-wide project that brings about a whole new Way of treating disenfranchised people and realizing: ``there but for the Grace of GOD go I.''  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Visit Atiya Ola's For a Scrumptious Lunch...

If you are seeking a break from fast food places and really want to try some great food, try Atiya Ola's at 4505 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia.  She serves breakfast items such turkey beacon, eggs, vegan pancakes, gluten-free pancakes and salads with salmon for lunch [UMMM!!].Call them at 1.215.939.32.98... or just stop by. 4505 Baltimore Avenue. They are conveniently located in West Philadelphia near Clark Park...  They Specialize in Vegetarian and Vagan and Raw foods...  Atiya once catered an event for me two year ago and EVERYBODY LOVED THE RAW FOOD--even people who had not tried it before!!!  She comes highly recommended...

Thursday, March 6, 2014


There is a vegetarian Restaurant at Broad and South Street, GOvinda's, that has some very delectable food.... I mean to tell you that the food is really good..... The Chicken salad doesn't have ANY chicken in it at all (I believe it is made with a vegetable protean product) It taste great. This is a great place to go if you want to stay away from the fattening foods at MacDonald's and other Fast Food restaurants, who are owned by BIG CORPORATIONS who just want to take our money and care nothing about health and healthy nutrition.....


An Open Letter to Michael Jordan and Tyler Perry.


Are you two fellows still shopping at Finger Hut.........  It all boils down to a chicken in every pot. By the Way you should know I have a chicken boiling as I write this. I spend time teaching my people how to fend for themselves and do for themselves, not beg--but instead forage through the tough inner-city terrain for ability to solve their own problems, attain the proper education to get jobs, and move forward--not asking others for money who have successfully foraged for themselves. As Black People lay down their OUTDATED armaments of protest, demonstration and demanding money and resources from politicians who are in pocket of financial leaders from other communities--namely White Center City, Jewish and Asian interests--it is time to change course & think. We must realize the Clinton's were not joking when they said ``It's the Economy...'' Reality sets in.

We as Black People need to stop playing Hockey with broken sticks. This hockey is not OUR game. We, as Black People, are much better at Football and Basketball. We need to leave Hockey--the public sector and solving our problems through politicians alone--we need to leave hockey alone. Let's get on our Football and Basketball gear and Win one for the future of our children. While hundreds of Black Parents fight year after year for better public schools--finding their fight as futile as building sand castles in torrential rain--wealthier Black parents send their children to top-Flight private schools and ensure their children's Place in a secured, comfortable, private-sector future where jobs pay upwards of $80,000.00 to $300,000.00 a year & include lavish corporate benefits, an expense account, use of a corporate jet and networking with hundreds of other executives who have similar goals & aspirations.

Certainly, the Private sector--Big Business, Modest-sized businesses and small businesses are part of the solution when we as Black People manage to keep our Progressive & Revolutionary political Goals in sight as we build sustainability and community cohesiveness into our motto and corporate mission. It can be done. Most Black People in Business small businesses located near where they live. Such businesses can be linked together to save money and buy marketable goods in bulk, wholesale to save on overhead costs. But it is precisely involvement from Black People with their inherent concern for the Black Community's interests that will help bring the private sector more in line with the ultimate perfection that we all seek, but that has remained elusive. The more Black People involved in Big Business, or any business that we can help in setting the tone for and bring forth our own ideas about ethics, fair play, justice, equality and the sharing of wealth and resources--this is specifically part of the African Community-hunter-gather genome. But we have to be more bold and forthright about what we believe and the justice inherent in what we believe. We can't just stand up when it is easy among our friends. We have to talk about what we believe even when people outside of our little so-called clicks are present. This should NOT be viewed as a threat to the established order or Status Quo, but a means through which the powers-that-be effectively negotiate and lay down a Peaceful Path to walk on that is rooted in a positive reality that leads to bounty and prosperity for this entire world and ALL Her people.

We start by being real with ourselves and end the game-playing.  We start by listening to our elders as much as we listen to our iphones and ipads. We start by dealing forthrightly and openly and honestly with our addictions and overcoming them on a daily basis.  We start by ending the silliness of being fearful of getting the help and therapy we need. We start by taking responsibility for the children we have and helping our youth understand that it is best to have children when we are in our 30's instead of our teens and 20's. We start by bringing ALL our members of the community together and not leaving out the Muslims; the Gays and Lesbians; the Quakers; the left-handed people; the academicians; the disenfranchised; or those who have a record of homelessness, foreclosure or a criminal record.

Our Black disenfranchised People--at a point right now of almost foraging for food to feed their families--often want a better life, but don't understand--sometimes because they are continually lied to or continually lie to themselves--they don't understand the Way to attaining this life is through quiet, consistent study of books like: ``Top 100 Careers without a Four-Year Degree'' by Michael Farr--not in the long line to buy lottery tickets, the line to buy bar-B-Q Potato Chips, the line to buy 40 oz. beer, the line to buy a cigarette and -- I have to say it--breaking The Ghetto mentality that says we can't do the best for ourselves when we have a good record of doing just that. Our productive, faithful, dedicated, and positive-thinking record is not shown to us on the late night news. This is what is keeping us back. It is not necessarily our own doing all the time, but we must get on board of helping ourselves and our fellow Sisters and Brothers instead of backbiting, being negative and not thinking in terms of broad solutions instead of ourselves only.  It is not our lack of ability or our lack of willingness that is the real problem. It is our leaders' lack of ability to not take the O-Key-doke money from outside our community.  Was it really worth fighting, in the 2012 election cycle, fighting the Republicans over the cost of a $5.00 annual National Voting identification card when many people of little means spend $80.00 a month on well-advertised lottery tickets that have VERY LITTLE IMPACT ON SOLVING THE FORMERLY SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS OF OUR BLACK COMMUNITY? WHY COULDN'T WE GET THE IDENTIFICATION CARD AND SET UP A FUND FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST DON'T HAVE THE MONEY AND GET ONTO IMPORTANT ISSUES--all of which can be solved within our own Black Community with and through the development of a better value system, the support and development of our Black Businesses, and quiet surgical boycotts of stores and businesses that either won't hire Black People at a Solid Wage or who serve interest easily defined as totally opposed to those that will move our Black Community forward in a positive, proactive and on-going Way.
Basically we must think more positively and never give in and give up on good values, family, and what can help the entire community as opposed to just giving into forces that only want to hold us back and never let us move forward. I am sick of being held back and I can see those o-key-doke forces more and more plainly and clearly each and every day.  I can only speak for myself, but I'm angry about it when I see our children in school expected to not achieve; when I see our Black males fall victim to crime and police intolerance; and when I see us giving up and just laying back with a 40 oz beer instead of getting the backbone and stamina we need to work with each other in a positive Way to bring on the Bounty and plenty we all deserve.
It is obvious that the established business order is not interested in refurbishing the inner cities--or at least that is what we see right now.  We need to take on this duty ourselves.  We can do it because there are progressive Banks now and Black Banks and Credit Unions that will help.  Linking these forces together in a positive Way and forging ahead will not be easy, but this is doable.  I hope you will contact me if you want to do such work.  I have had an advertisement in the BLack Enterprise magazine for about four years, in such an effort to do just that--and things are running on schedule.  If you think it has been easy, I have another story to tell you--it has NOT been easy.  Write me with your community-owned ideas and I will link you up with other forces who are doing other similar things. This is an exciting and wonderful time we live in.  It can also be a bit different because people have fear.  But we can rely on each other as Black People and on the Strength and Power of GOD, the indigenous among us & our Ancient African Ancestors for strength and the ability to see a new DAY!!

Much Peace and Many Blessings,

.Brother Tracy Gibson,
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of:
The Black Millionaire's Network:
Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc.
Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19101-2878
Phone: 1.215.921-2065.
This Letter is Not Complete and fully edited, but Will Be on May 30, 2014.....

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mickee Dee!! What UP!!??

Dear Good Brothers and Sisters: I have volunteered to help the MOVE Organization in the PHILADELPHIA area to act on a boycott of McDonald's. I know what you are going to say: Why McDonald's? There are plenty of other criminals selling us fast food that is killing us as well!!! This is true, but in the successful movements, you have to target your points and fine tune your message. You can't go after everybody. The reasons why we have selected McDonald's is that:
* McDonald's is really harming and victimizing animals in the way they kill stock for meat for burgers.
* McDonald's is very intransigent in the way they don't respond positively to customer complaints and suggestions about new products that are less fatty, salty, sugary, dangerous, and filled with pesticides. There are easy alternatives, but McDonald's keeps pumping out the same old stuff that is killing our people with High Blood Pressure; Heart Disease; Sugar Diabetes; Cancer and on and on. It is time to take a stand.
* McDonald's is responsible for on average of about 6 % of ALL the trash in the Whole Northern United States. They need to use less paper in their packaging and more environmentally purposeful packaging to lessen trash and the multitudes of trash that they are spreading across our Nation and the world.
* We also chose McDonald's because they are such an open target and because they are ALL OVER THE WORLD!!! They have a waiting line to get a franchise and it still cost over a million dollars to wreak this havoc on the people. It has to end and they need to be dragged, kicking and screaming if need be, into the future... A future that is more humane, decent, loving, kind, receptive, respectful, understanding and able to care for people instead of just seeing people as open wallets to be exploited.
* The MOVIE``Super Sizer Me'' really points out the health risks of eating at McDonald's on a regular basis. The director of the film eats at McDonald's for a period of time and finds his health going South steadily. { his liver practically turns to jelly} The film is a documentation about the real health risks of eating Double Quarter Pounders; Greasy fries; milk shakes; cokes; greasy piece-meal fish sandwiches covered with tarter sauce; sugary cookies and other items that Black, Latin and Poor White families across the Nation are stuffing down their children. IT HAS TO STOP SOMEWHERE!!!
* One Last Note: A Lot of People didn’t notice when the University of Pennsylvania Hospital closed the MacDonalds at Children’s Hospital. We DID!!!.... This proves that the food is NOT suitable for children who are trying to get better in the HOSPITAL—WHY IS IT EVER USEFUL OR HEALTHFUL AT ALL IF IT IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF PENN HOSPITAL’S CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL COMPLEX?????
Please send this rational for the boycott of McDonald's to as many people as you wish and have them write me at: BLockBoi75@Yahoo.Com
If you want to read other articles by me as an activist and writer, please look up Brother Tracy Gibson under GOOGLE and look under ``The Politics of Real'' under their Blogg information.
Thank you and please stay in touch.....

If you want to write McDonalds: Please do so at: The McDonalds Corporation
1 McDonalds Drive
Oakbrook Ill 60523-1911

Write about how they need to change their food choices and make suggestions as to what they should sell to improve their menue.
Brother Tracy Gibson...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

How to Positively Experience and Benefit From These Writings...

How to Positively Experience and Benefit From These Writings...

I have taken literally years of my life writing, yet my heart doesn't allow me to take full posession of these writing I have produced.

I offer them to responsible, meaningful, open-minded and caring members of the Black Community for them to find ways of utilizing them to help our community move forward and for the benefit, especially, of our most troubled members.  My own feeling is that the most troubled members of our community are our Youth and our Black Male Youth in particular.

I hope you will contact me if you were encouraged to do specific things that have worked out for you financially.  It is my hope that you can give back to the community, and me also, in a positive and on-going Way that moves ALL of us forward. 

You can read my bio and see how long I have struggled and how long my activism record is I thank you for your support.

Brother Tracy Gibson

Poem The Authentic Black Man

A Real, Authentic Black Man—An Indigenous Black Man…

By Brother Tracy Gibson

Your sandals are like the ones Jesus Christ wore…
Your hair is locked, or perfectly braided by your woman or your man…
Your hands are worn from the heat and toil of working in the fields…
Your brow is wet with the honest result of toil…
Your ancestors sprang from the Nile Valley as they overlooked the Root Dynasty, the Empire of Ancient Africa they had created…
You are now ALL OVER THE WORLD..
From Egypt to Chad to Gibbon to Atlanta to Kenya to Philadelphia…
You are there and have seen it all…
You are a Christ Child…a MASTER of men…
A man who owns time itself… But you don’t Lord over other men and women…
You are the Indigenous one—not the invader…
You are the essence of love And Respect for humanity…
Your rugged feet walked through Nazareth and Bethlehem
Your ancestor’s eyes were cast into the sky to create the SUN And the STARS…
You are an ancient African man and
As you walk through the City of New York, the perfect mix of
The Ancient and the Contemporary, few Europeans understand the dimensions of your existence among them…
Frankly, you are superior…
You have come from dirt and dust to once again rule the world…
You are a champion of fairness, justice and righteousness among men who plunder and hate….
You are an African Emperor in a pin striped suit

You are NOT, allowed to be the hero and romantic lead because the mere vision of you shapes thought, time and response ….

But let’s be clear, if you are not a large part of the shaping of the New World, there will be NO NEW WORLD…

Brother Tracy Gibson