Thursday, October 29, 2015

Don't Send Our Third Graders to Prison!!

Don’t Send Our Third Graders to Prison!!

By Brother Tracy Gibson


I heard some statistics about how Black third graders who can’t read to proficiency levels are pigeon holed by the government and educational powers that be. The governments in some states actually allocate money for them to have a place in the prison system later because they know they will be a problem for our society.  The money to be spent for them to have a place in prison when they get older adds up to thousands of dollars that should be spent on their being given the best educations now while they are young. The system has no faith that these mostly Black children will become productive, tax-paying and job-holding citizens, so the system actually provides the space for youths, many Black I would suppose, to have a place in prison for many years of their life.

This is a bellicose, highly suspect, annoying, anger-causing and quiet bothersome statistic for me and many other Black People who  have faith that our young Black People will indeed be able to work and be productive citizens in future societies. I heard this statistic on WURD Black Talk Radio 900 AM, during Solomen Jones’ show in the morning, I believe. WURD is based  in Philadelphia & is quite popular in the more informed Black community here.

It took me a while, but I thought and thought about this so-called ``fact’’ and How I might change it for myself overnight because doing al the work it will take to get our youth to understand the seriousness of their situations is difficult at best. What I came up with is very simple and if enough Black People do it, it will have an incredible positive impact on the education system and How we treat our Black youth in the education system. I said to myself, every time I see a Black baby or a Black child, I would think of which of the 30 to 40 some odd Black colleges I would send them to with full funding, scholarships and even money for them to be paid to go to school.

My thinking was that if we can afford, as Black People, if we can afford expensive cigars, a cigarette habit, alcohol, cake, candy, hotel rooms to cheat on our husbands and wives and girlfriends and boyfriends, Pop-Eyes Chicken, Duncan Donuts, Mickey Dee hamburgers and Burger King hamburgers (which have been proven to be lethal), sodas, fried chicken, pork skins, pork and a host of other things we consume all too often, but are not good for us or wasteful or downright a waste of money like lottery tickets usually are, we can afford to start finding ways to privately send our children to Black colleges even if we have to pay them to study. Our children are not dumb. I’m convinced that they often just learn at a different rate and in a different Way.  Some of them are much smarter than their White counterparts, but have not been given the opportunities to learn in a safe environment, with plenty of Black teachers who really LOVe and care about them.  Such a safe and LOVing and Caring environment really makes a big difference.

My sister says we need to home teach our children. I agree. Until we get a positive and successful network of Black private schools, or even with that in place, Home Teaching is a real option.  The lack of good Black male teachers and good Black male role models is also a big part of the problem. In Philadelphia the Public School system is stuck on 7% Black male teachers and has been for quite some time—at least 5 years. We need many more than that.  Unfortunately, many Black male teachers have actually thrown in the towel  with teaching because the children (especially young males) are so rowdy  and out of control.  The teachers can’t control these very large class rooms that often have 40 children. Students who want to be rowdy must, in my humble opinion, be separated from the students who are there to really study and take full advantage of the teacher’s knowledge. (If you have a rowdy student, parents, don’t lose hope. When I was in elementary school I would fight in the fire tower when I was supposed to be cleaning the erasers and I once had a fist fight with a female student because she called me a faggot. I ended up graduating from The Ohio State University with a 3.3 GPA.).   

Don’t give up on your children, no matter what. There is a Black guy who has found a effective Way to teach Black students science and math using rap and Hip Hop music. (I have to do the research on this. This is the reason I want money for my company.).

Friday, October 16, 2015


Remember How they say ``what happens in L.A.; Rio; &; Las Vegas, stays in those areas?'' Well, GOD knows about it & it doesn't stay there.  He knows everything. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Peace & Righteousness Center

07] Peace & Righteousness Center – To be headed up by Sister Charlotte Harris of Philadelphia and to utilize Brother Tracy Gibson as a consultant / administrator. Many pertinent social justice issues will be researched here as well as strategies planned and implemented to bring about the most cost effective Peace initiatives for Peace on the Streets of Philadelphia and other large metropolitan area that will be in need of our services. Goals for city, state and Federal legislatures: Full employment with very solid and generous wages; reproductive rights; Black Gay & Black Lesbian rights included: full housing rights, the right to marry, & the right to be untethered in creating businesses & finding a mate); the rights of workers and Unions to organize, be fairly represented, & achieve good generous contracts; prioritize a good clean environment (water, land and air); the rights of women to be treated fairly in the home (day care paid for by the states where qualified women can hire family members to help with children); & women’s rights in the workplace (equal pay, an end to sexual harassment, and the exploitation of women);  economic rights for Black families, The Black Elderly and Black youth; useful & pertinent jobs for the summer for qualified, hard-working & properly attired Black youth;  an end to war (non-violence, the liberal use of diplomacy in conflicts in Africa & Asia, The Middle East, etc. ).  A Priority will be the creation of a Peace-Time economy for our country. A major National Black conference on Sexuality is slated for 2017 in Philadelphia. (Related information to come.).

Monday, October 12, 2015

I Want to Thank a Home-Challenged Brother For...

October 12th, 2015 Monday Native American Day

By Anonymous

Who Was Ya Way?
Who Is Ya Way!!
A Leader, A Black man, A Fearless Black Man, A Courageous Black Man. He
Means no harm to White People. He Wants to help Black People learn and
understand how so-called Capitalism and Free Enterprise must be re-tooled, changed and modified to fit into the future. It won't be Capitalism any more.
I will be something new, fresh and truly democratic with true freedom and justice for all Her People.
We won't disrespect People because they are Black or Red or White or Yellow.
We won't allow People to make or hoard more than $25 Million Dollars a year. We will have full employment; decency (Which means different things to different People and needs to be worked out); and we can still have a party without going overboard;
We can still LOVe ourselves and our husbands and our children & our wives or personal friends or partners; Some of us will choose to
disconnect from tv, finding it too gruesome and lifeless.
We don't have to hate anyone at all.
LOVe will be all over the place.
The Police will no longer beat our Black children into submission;
and our Black schools will be private -- owned by Progressive, caring Black People -- ,and we will have the money to send our Black children to these superior schools. The public School system will no longer be a place where we send our Black  children like Ginnie Pigs to be experimented on. The People who run the public schools: Jewish People, Black People, White People-- will either run the public school system with pride and dignity and believe our Black children will, do & can achieve in these schools or we will pull our Black children out of these schools and let the entire public system collapse under it's own weight. Our Black children will be paid to go to Black colleges and Black Universities like Tuskegee, Spelman, Florida A & M, Lincoln, Chaneney, Fisk, Clark University & Howard University, and we will make sure our Black Children achieve. No nuclear wars; no hunger and indifference; no homelessness; no starving; no such thing as murder and riot because we will all have a part in our society from top to bottom. This is the world that Ya Way has taught me about and I Am forever thankful for the lessons of a homeless Brother, very attractive I might add, for teaching me these lessons in only a few words. I learned that the world does not have to be seen through straight White male eyeglasses. Thank you My Good Brother

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sean Peretta

The Light Behind the Throne – Sean Peretta


By Anonymous


Sean Peretta was one of, if not the kindest, sweetest, smartest Black men I eve met. While He attended Law School at Villanova University He worked at TV Guide Magazine, where I was also employed. We both worked as editorial assistants in the National Programming Department.


Sean Peretta had a smile that GOD depended on to help Him light up the world each and every morning.  He was Black and Italian, but He knew of racial hatred & discrimination. He NEVER , EVER, however, let these evil forces make Him hateful, angry or bitter. I, an angry Black man at the time, never understood this—especially coming from a younger Black man.


To say Sean Peretta was a beautiful Black man would be like calling the lush, robust African Baobab tree a little sprout or like calling the Hope Diamond a little gem –the understatement is deeply apparent. Sean was one of the most physically beautiful men of any race I had ever known or seen.  He LOVed humanity and had a female friend named Randy who was of European extraction. Sean never made any excuses about Randy being His friend. They made it through thick & thin. I don’t think they were intimate partners, but frankly, that is none of my bees wax. All I know s Randy would have given the world for Sean and Vice Versa.


The job as an Editorial Assistant at TV Guide didn’t look hard on the surface, but it did require some detailed work, concentration & punctuality.  TV Guide’s Human Resources Office was literally littered with a good many pink slips from People who didn’t make the grade.


Sean LOVed Basketball. He was a fish out of water without it. He was very tall & thin like most basketball stars & basketball players are. But there was something very special about Sean that I didn’t get a chance to reflect on until now – some 15 to 20 years after His tragic death.


I never knew a man of any race – known or unknown – rich or income-challenged, who had a brighter, more authentic smile and a total honesty about His deepest persona. The secret to Sean was that it was all there. There was really nothing much very deep or secret about Him. This is the deep part—humanity& the Universe really embraced Him with all its’ might. This was a delightful man with a good joke or two who didn’t understand the concept of greed, deceit, hatefulness or resentment. My own parents didn’t represent the type of honesty of personality represented in Sean Peretta. He sat directly in front of me, across a table where we had our work.  The sun light shined from behind Him through a large window.  It created the impact of Sean looking like a vision in light – an angel, a beautiful Black male angel. I was so very, very honored to have met & known Sean, but it took years for me to come to terms with How much I LOVed & missed Him.  Sean was straight and I Am Gay, but this made no never – mind to Him. I knew full well not to step over certain boundaries with Sean in our daily work & brief encounters that happened as part of our working in the same office. 


Maybe Sean had that early Obama charm that comes with being bi-racial. He was brown. He identified as being Black. But People didn’t talk much about race around Him, although He was known to support liberal causes like, perhaps the American Civil Liberties Union or the Human Rights Campaign in the early days of their work.  He also supported a few liberal Democrats in His day. 


When I heard Sean died playing basketball one hot summer day and that He had had a fatal heart attack, I was more than shocked and saddened because His LOVe for humanity and People were just beginning to rub off on me.  I was changing from a bitter Black radical into a more refined man with great taste in other men and fine foods.  Sean was a stellar man who a lot of People at The Guide LOVed.  I rarely go to funerals, but not to be at this gentleman’s funeral would not be proper at all.  I remember one of His nephews or a niece [Sean had no children] saying How much they would miss their uncle.  It was all very sad that Day at White Rock Baptist Church at 53rd and Chestnut Street.


Know this Sean. Please in heaven or in limbo or with the Ancient, Black African Ancestors, even from antiquity, please work to make this earth a Heaven like you may be in right now. Help me and so many other Black, Asian, Latin, Arab and White progressives make this planet a haven for Peace, prosperity for ALL, LOVe, decency, non-judgment, equality, abundance, Joy, Freedom, sharing, non-violence, non-discrimination, wealth-sharing, non-drug dependency,& sustainability. Help us save or planet’s water, air and other natural resources so they will be here for the children.  Help us all come full circle in ending war and destruction and helping the rich share with all of us. And help us all make what we need to make economically to make this word a much, much better place. Protect us from the evil manipulation of others who are geared towards the destruction of this planet, its’ People and who have greed and hatred as a base of their motivations.  I will never forget you and that smile. I know you can help us in this time of need.  I know you Will.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Why We Don't Need the Strict Concept of Sin

Why We Don’t Need the Strict Concept of Sin…..
{Revised on October 5, 2015 – Monday].
The concept of sin is ole fashioned and out moated.  If we have a strong idea of who GOD is and are true Christians or True Muslims we don’t need to feel the Master’s Whip from misguided Preachers concerning the concept of sin coming down on us every five minutes with the ``you should not do’s.’’ I don’t believe homosexuality is a ``sin.’’
We know not to rob We know not to steal and we know not to murder.  These things are against God’s Law and in the Bible.  But I’m here to tell you that we need to follow New Holy Laws and New Holy Ways.  Now when you have to decide who to listen to in listening to what these New Holy Laws and New Holy Ways are, that is when things get tricky and harsh words and allegations start to fly around like paper planes out of control. We usually end up falling back on the Bible or Koran and saying ``This is the Law.’’ But those books were written many, many, many years ago and we have to honestly ask if they hold real and total relevance for today.  It is NOT sack religious to ask such questions.  When GOD created us He did so knowing we would have a mind and grow and develop and ask questions. He didn’t make us to be unchanging and stagnant.  HE doesn’t want, I believe, He doesn’t want us to be just obedient and quiet.  He wants us to ask questions, ponder new answers that move ourselves and humanity ahead and forward and still be faithful and decent people… matter what religion we are or if we are not religious at all.  As long as we have LOVe in our hearts and are not hot-headed in the decisions we make, as long as we live with high ethical standards, and as long as we think things out and work every-day at being faithful and decent people, I think humanity Will do just fine. I really don’t think this is Rocket Science. What do you think?
The Bible was used to enslave us, as Africans, in the past [find Biblical quote, ask Will or Minister Brian].  Anyone can justify just about anything by using Biblical Scripture.  Certainly the Bible is also used for very, very good purposes as Well.  It was also used to tell us that slavery was immoral and wrong, for example [find Bible Quotes from Minister Brian and Will]. . Like I said, you can justify just about anything using Biblical scriptures. People—sometimes good intentioned People-- have twisted things around and manipulated, misrepresented and misinterpreted the Words of GOD.  We, as humans and Pastors and men and women of GOD have interjected New words to twist morality around to our own liking and thinking. We have, of course, had our own interpretations of what we think GOD meant in the Bible. As long as we don’t have hate, greed and negativity or power grabbing in our hearts, I think coming up with our own interpretations is only natural.  But we need to start out as basically good people and not be hateful, discriminatory or racist in the first place to really do justice to such an honor.  I think keeping the Bible as a source of inspiration and a guiding post Will almost assuredly be a fact of life for thousands of Black people until the end of time.
I don’t think I’m ``getting it Twisted’’ by asking you to think of sin—the concept of sin—as oppressive, hurtful and out moated.  We go to church sometimes [I can’t say for Mosque or Synagogue because I don’t go to these places with any consistency because I am not a Muslim or a Jewish Person.  If you are in fact a Muslim just for believing in Peace and being Peaceful than I guess I am a Muslim in that sense, but I don’t pray five times a day and go to Mosque. I stay in prayer 24 hours a day and attend church almost every week.], we go to church and feel the hot breath of Our Pastor on our neck preaching what we should not do and what we must do to please GOD.  But if we have a centered life and believe strongly in GOD we come out even better.  I’m convinced that humans have a real capacity to LOVe, grow, be fair, be understanding, not be judgmental, be kind, not be violent, control our lustful behaviors [ a problem I have to work on personally.  While I don’t have many bedroom partners, I do think of sex a great deal and I like to watch pornography, which can actually be used as a good hedge against engaging in excessive, overt sexual behaviors, in our culture which is oversexed in the first place.]. As long as we share our money to lift up the poor and down trodden... and don’t hurt others and live and let live and try, very hard, to help our fellow humans, I don’t see where we need to be chastised by Christian preachers hitting us over the head repeatedly by saying we were born in sin. My parents were married when they gave birth to me & my sister and I don’t think either of them were guilty of much sin. I take great offense at anyone who thinks that or who says that, even if they are quoting Biblical scriptures. I don’t think I was ``born in sin’’. Sorry, that is just how I feel.   If we are good, generous and kind and haven’t purposefully and with full knowledge hurt anyone and want to help ourselves & the human race (especially the down trodden or Poor and Black People especially who are thus) , and are actively doing so in some manner or fashion, and want to be fair, we are walking in GOD’s path and GOD is both behind us, in front of us and in us.  GOD is with us… I’m not saying we can do no wrong, but it is much harder to be corrupted when you walk thusly WITH GOD and think positively and have determination in your Way of thinking and LOVe in your heart !!!
We can read the Bible and the Koran and still walk such a GODLY path.  But I’m trying to put some of the more oppressive ministers and Pastors out of business if they think talking about sin is not in itself a hurtful, vile and evil thing—if taken to the extreme….[ I believe this is true – that accusing someone of sin & saying we are ``born in sin’’ is itself vile & disruptive to the human spirit.].  Yes, there is so-called sin and we should stay away from most of it. [ What you might consider a sin may not qualify in my determination.]  But GOD may have some New Ideas that need to be aired and looked at, pondered, studied, considered and analyzed.
I’m going to deal with something here that is magnificently controversial.  That is homosexuality.  I am a homosexual.  I have come to the decision that these are the years of the homosexual and with good reason.  It has to do not just with changing morals and ethics.  It has to do with numbers. Population numbers. I have to interject the actual numbers here [and I Will at a later date], but do you have any idea of how this ole earth is going to survive and we are going to feed and house ALL the people who Will be on the earth for another 100 or 200 years? I’m not just talking about rich White people, I’m talking about everybody on the Earth—especially good and decent people. We are having a population explosion.  There are about seven point nine billion people on the planet right now in October of 2015…..  In 20 years that number could double [do the research].  We are ALL, as humans, going to have to put our heads together and stop ALL this racial, religious, ethnic, sexual, philosophical and sexually orientated dividing and find solutions quickly if our Earth is to survive and if ALL of humanity is to get good, healthy, decent food, clean fresh water, jobs and working opportunities and decent places to live.  I am NOT sure that Capitalism, as we know it right now, today, in the present, can survive this New World because giving power to just a few people has not worked since it was started. [It may be working for rich White males, and a few rich White females and a few rich people of other various races and ethnic considerations, but in actuality, even they are finding themselves out of the loop of decency as they clutch onto power, dollar bills and wealth that really is not theirs. The People are the real wealth creators, the real wealth builders and the real heart of the wealth machine. The really nasty wealthy people have tried to do away with the People’s importance in wealth creation, not so we can all have a better life, but to stop having to pay workers good wages & good benefits.  This is corrupted, vile and negative. Most honest People, like me, want to work. ]. There are just far, far too many people left with nothing, scraping the bottoms of trash cans and not having work, a decent place to live and decent, healthy food and clean fresh water.  I’m NOT only talking about Black People, but poor Whites, poor Latin people and poor people of every race, religion, creed and ethnicity. [I must add here that although we are told ALL Jewish People are rich, this is not bore out as truth. I know for a fact that there are poor Jewish People and I also know for a fact that some poor Jewish People are also very giving, funny and kind and want the best for the world. If they are Zionist, they need to take a fresh look at that also. But that is for another article or position paper.] The corporate structure, as we know it today, is not working for the masses. There are books about this on my book list. One is called ``Working for You Isn’t Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss,’’ By Katherine Crowley & Kathi Elster.
Another is:   ``Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work,’’ By Katherine Crowley & Kathi Elster.
 The vast majority of people have few opportunities for real and lasting advancement with the system the way it is right now. This is changing and needs to change badly.   We know it, but getting a handle on how to turn the means of production over to the people—at least about 70 % of the means of production over to the People--often gets corrupted and often seems unattainable.  We need to work non-violently and methodically—every day--and carefully with selected boycotts; letter writing campaigns; building a new infrastructure; alternative activism, petitions, and alternative advocacy; New Thinking; finding Ways to bake new revolutionary pies [see related article]--and open our thinking and our minds to the positive change we say we want. We are that change. We must make that change. I think We are Willing to work for these things.  We just need some knowledge and direction… and we need to get in touch with the Real God—not someone in the clouds and not George Burns who played GOD in ``Oh, GOD’’.
With the population at about 16% homosexuals we have less children coming into the world.  Do you think that maybe GOD knows what He is doing? We continually question and criticize what is happening in the world and leave no room for the Master’s Wisdom to be interpreted properly. We say ``things are not perfect and people are not perfect’’ but we, as humans, have very little idea of what perfect or perfection would look like in the eyes of GOD so our saying things are ``not perfect’’ is speaking from a very, very limited and even often foolish point of view.  Especially if we know for sure that GOD has real control of all this here on Earth which we often think of and consider ``madness.’’ Everybody wants to jump in with an opinion, and that is our right [it won’t be our right soon unless we repeal the Patriot Act I and the Patriot Act II and any other laws on the books that are curbing our basic Civil Liberties, Civil Rights and Human Rights as humans on Earth and as citizens of the United States of Native America North (Ask about related article). But back your opinions up with good solid research—not just your views.
We can start by taking the concept of sin our Pastors are talking about and saying we don’t need it, we can curb our enthusiasm for sin ourselves.
I have a strong suggestion for Pastors who are so worried about who is sleeping with who, which is really more of a personal choice anyway.  Why not worry about equality for the oppressed? Why not worry about People’s rights as workers? Why not worry about People getting food, exercise, work at a good wage and healthy, clean water for the entire world, including India, Africa, Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil and the rest of the world? When was, I ask these Pastors, when was the last time you did anything to make sure that there are Black store owners in your neighborhood who have fully-stocked stores and plenty of Black employees? And the proper  capital to run the store effectively & properly? Do you see Black people owning any of the sky-scrapers Down Town in Philadelphia? No!!! Not many, and not known if there are a few….  This is an injustice and  will spell the death of Capitalism. This is just a brief example of the kind and character of oppression we suffer under this ``White run’’ system of oppression  some people live under in this country and accept. Do we question? Do We work towards positive change? The inequality is ALL around us.  We often hear talk of a Black Gay community.  Where is this community? How many shops and stores are owned by Black Gay people, if we really have such a community?  There are plenty of stores owned by Gay people in Center City, but Black Gay and Black Lesbian People own very little that I see.  What is our government doing to address this inequality? What good is voting if the government will not address these issues directly and effectively?   When was the last time you heard a Pastor say ``We should have more businesses owned by Black People and more businesses owned by Black Gay and Black Lesbian People!!. Here is what I’m going to do about it.’’ (Let’s work on that instead of talkin about How God has everybody living in sin or born in sin.) The Pastors must think People would run out of their churches like their hair was on fire if they talked about Black Gay and Black Lesbian People owning businesses instead of castigating the Gays and Lesbians who are Black. But I think People are mostly ready for positive, constructive and real change. Churches might lose a few customers, but this is what People need to be told.  Have Pastor’s, even Gay and Lesbian ones, enlisted the help of their parishioners on this issue? No, not much, not often. They [The Pastors] are too worried about who is sleeping with who and who is living in what they think in the year 2015 is sin. (There are some great exceptions to this such as my Pastor at Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia (UFCCP), Reverend Jeffery Antonio Haskins – who is much more honest with people & doesn’t do a lot of judging of People. (Along that same route, I have to say it is important to mention that one of the most popular tattoos that porn stars wear is one saying ``Only God can Judge me.’’ They are correct!! The judging is folly and destructive and distracting from what we should really be working on—the economic freedom and financial reconstruction of our Black communities and our Black people & our Black families & Our Black Progressive individuals, Our  Black revolutionaries & Our Black Freedom Riders of the future. The Proper education of Our Black children and making sure we have a democracy with some teeth and bite in the Laws that protect the People, not just the rich – this is what Pastors need to be talkin about.  The Pastors never much say that they want to help Black Businesses and Caribbean businesses and African businesses get a financial foothold in our not-so-fair, but positively changing  world[ there were a few Pastors who said this and worked towards this like the famous Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia—Reverend Leon Sullivan – I will never forget his name.  There are others.  Yet there are hundreds of quotes in the Bible that address such inequality and helping the poor.  Most parishioners think homeless (I call them Home-Challenged People) are purposefully nasty, funky and dirty and would never invite one to dinner nor would they eat at a church mission with one—even if their church provides food for them they are still considered ``the other’’ or ``them’’. Jesus did break bread with the poor and we as Christians are supposed to be like Jesus.  Can you begin to see why I say so many Christians are phony Christians and have strayed away from what is best and wholesome for the church? If you want to talk about sin, maybe that is your sin, but, like I said, I don’t want to think of good People as sinners… Such talk is negative and folly and hurtful to the human spirit.  That is why people go see Ironman, Batman, Superman & the Green Hornet and stay away from church. We, as Pastors, spend way too much time condemning Gay people and homosexuals and poor people instead of helping those people like President Obama’s ole Pastor has begun to do.  Now He may be radical, but that is a man who walks with GOD and who has heard GOD!!! When one considers this, it is obvious to see that the Pastors and Reverends are the ones who have strayed away from GOD’s words, not the people who question them…..
Are Gay people really sinners or are they just taking on behaviors that GOD wants because to have-- more homosexual behavior—in a reasonable, moderate Way with limited partners and an air of decency & respect—is to automatically cut back on the population growth. Such a New World may actually help prolong the life of our precious planet Earth. I don’t see another planet Earth – with its splendor, beauty and robustness -- anywhere to move to—do you? Moving to another Planet would be the chicken-hearted thing to do anyway.  We need to fix the Earth that GOD gave us.  We messed it up with racism, pollution, blatant Capitalist Exploitation and hatred. We can improve on it drastically—especially when we realize that the future of our planet hangs in the balance.  Accepting homosexuals and looking at them as an asset instead of a detriment is a start. Working towards healing, Peace, LOVe and equality is a start. Maybe the talk of ``sin’’ can be put aside until we deal with equality first. Maybe we need to teach about ethics instead of sin in the first place. That’s the magnificent controversial statement I’m talking about.  As long as Gay people start to marry and raise a few of the children that straight people are having and don’t want [look at the numbers of children in foster care and adoption centers who are not being cared for properly in the U.S. for example.]. And as long as we practice safe sex and don’t go chasing after other people’s lovers, other People’s husbands and other People’s wives, [a problem that some Pastor’s need to deal with themselves] I think it is fine to be a homosexual.  We also MUST never take up the idea or the practice of corrupting or sleeping with young people below the age of 24 if we are older as I Am – I Am 58, what would I look like going with an 18-year-old man? [I say my partner should be 35 which even this is rather young.] And we must never use money for sexual favors. [Another personal thing I have violated, but have made a promise to myself and GOD that I will do better at keeping within the bounds of in the future.]  But having the idea that, for the Earth, homosexuality may actually be a planet-saving device, a planet-protecting device--this is an idea that won’t pass muster with the established church very soon—even when I crunch the numbers and prove my point. It could take another 50 years of education and advocacy to really get with this issue.  This is why I ask homosexuals to attend churches that are friendly to their own people [and take your money with you and leave some of it there] and to live within the bounds of behavior that are more moderate and acceptable.  Having wild sex parties where no condoms are used in the year 2015 should be not so much considered a sin as it must be considered not a smart thing to do and not a wise or GODLY thing to do. That goes for Straight People and Gay People alike.   It is just that simple. Homosexuals are very capable of abiding by rules and living decent lives within certain bounds. I used to have parties at my home on Sansom Street and in New Castle, Delaware and there was never once a wide sex party involved.  We may have even looked at pornography and talked about sexuality, religion, ethics and morality and homosexuality and a few people may have ``hooked up’’ and been intimate later at another location [you really can’t stop that and I don’t think you should. People need to be treated like adults, not sheep or children.] And there was, once or twice, even a straight person invited who attended, and we ALL acted like decent humans and really had a good time at my parties.  The strict religious fundamentalist, be they Muslim or Christian, are ole hat and not working for many of our youth, nor for the rest of us.  Things are changing.  It is important to read the Bible if you are Christian and the Koran, if you are Muslim. But don’t go around beating yourself up or anyone else if you or they don’t adhere to every line and measure in those books.   My concept of GOD is that He is rather cool tempered, jovial, humorous, good natured, happy and respectful or other people’s basic rights and desires. He doesn’t want to see things get out of hand, but He is very forgiving. That is in the Bible also.  GOD gave us the hormones we have and He wants us to have sex, and I mean often—not just for procreation between men and women.  Why else would we have such hormones? That doesn’t give us an excuse to run havoc over an entire city and rape or have sex with three different men or three different women a week or not use protection—no matter if we are Straight or Gay.  Acting sensibly is perfectly in the realm of GOD’s wishes. It is wise.  I think this is true. And I also think we should not harshly judge ourselves or others too much on this matter.  The core belief and hope is to be REALLY honest with yourself and not lie to yourself if you are having an affair that needs to end or if you are being physically abusive to your spouse, children or loved ones. Harsh judgments are not called for when there is so much work to do to build a Black Nation—internationally….. [We need ALL Black People working on this.]. Take those judgments to GOD in prayer or to your Pastor or Imam and they Will work out for a good and positive result. Reasonableness and true GODLYNESS are always contagious, but in a positive Way….
[This article is still being researched as I find time].

Golden Bounty of Books

A Golden Bounty of Books: To Heal the Soul, To Encourage & Seed Wisdom, To Guide & Sooth The Spirit & To Give Honor to Humanity.


This book list is offered by Author-Writer-Journalist Brother Tracy Gibson and was compiled with the help of many people including librarians, book store clerks, friends, relatives and associates. It is offered especially to the Black community with love & respect, but to others who would listen as well.

Pre One!! ``Black Gay Genius’’  Major Editors Steven G. Fullwood & Charles Stephens.  

1) ``Anger Is What I Do Best: The Journal of a Black Gay Man in America,’’ By Roger T. Ward.

2)            ``Freeing the Free World--The Re-Awakening of the African Diaspora Volume I (2001) and Volume II, 2009-2015,’’ By Journalist Brother Tracy Gibson. (To be sold in parts).

3)            Sister Sonia Sanchez’s, ``Home Girls & Hand Grenades.’’

4)            Professor Michael Tillotson’s (The University of Houston) New Book ``Invisible Jim Crow: Contemporary Ideological Threats to the Internal Security of African Americans,’’ due out in June of 2010.

5)            ``Dispatches from the Ebony Tower,’’ by Manning Marable.

6)            ``Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation,’’ By Professor Molefi Kete Asante,

7)            ``Just Above My Head,’’ a novel by James Baldwin,

8)            ``The Fire Next Time,’’ non-fiction essays by James Baldwin.

9)            ``How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,’’ excellent non-fiction by Walter Rodney. 

10)          ``Angela Davis: An Autobiography’’ by Angela Davis’’.

11)          ``Revolutionary Suicide,’’ by Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton.

12)          ``Assata: An Autobiography’’ by Assata Shakur & Angela Davis.

       13) ``Man Child in the Promised Land,’’ By Claude Brown.

14)``Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.’’ By Eduardo Galeano.

15)``Egypt Vs. Greece & The American Academy’’ by Professor Molefi Kete Asante.

16)``African Culture the Rhythms of Unity’’ By Professor Molefi Kete Asante, Kariamu Welsh Asante & Kariamy Asaste-Welsh

17)``The Global Intercultural Communication Reader.’’ By Professor Molefi Kete Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, & Jing Yin.

18)``Afrocentric Idea Revisited.’’ By Professor Molefi Kete Asante.

19)``It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post Hip-Hop Generation’’ by M.K. Asante, Jr.

20) ``Afrotopia: The Roots of African American Popular History’’ by Wilson Jeremiah Moses.

21) Tony Brown’s ``What Mama Taught Me.’’

22)          Randall Robinson’s  ``An Unbroken Agony: Haiti From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President.’’

23)          ``Black Looks,’’ By bell hooks.

24)          ``African America’s 3rd Rail: SGL’’ by Max Smith.

      25) ``Sugar Blues,’’ By William F. Duffy.

26) ``The Assassination of Fred Hampton; How the FBI & The Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther,’’ By Jeffrey Haas.

27) ``The Choice: The Issue of Black Survival in America,’’ By Samuel F. Yette…

28) ``The Debt: What America Owes Blacks,’’ By Randall Robinson…

29)  ``The Reckoning’’ by Randall Robinson…

30)  ``Quitting America,’’ By Randall Robinson…

31) ``Defending the Spirit: A Black Life In America,’’ By Randall Robinson…

32) ``Have They Decided to Kill Us Yet: Global Black Labor Obsolescence & Manufactured Black Genocide,’’ by Joseph R. Gibson…

33) ``Come Back Charleston Blue,’’ A Novel By Chester Himes.

34) ``In Search of Pretty Young Black Men,’’ a novel by Stanley Bennett Clay.

35) ``Get Healthy Now! With Gary Null: A Complete Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Healthy Living.’’ By Gary Null.

36) ``Gary Null’s Ultimate Lifetime Diet: A Revolutionary All-Natural Program

for Losing Weight & Building a Healthy Body,’’ By Gary Null.

37) There are several other books by Gary Null that will be beneficial to you. (You can look them up at

38) ``The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure’’ by Chris Prentiss.

39) ``Nelson Mandela’s Mandela’s Way Fifteen Lessons of Life,

Love & Courage.’’ With Richard Stengle.

40) ``Fierce Angels: The Strong Black Woman in American Life & Culture’’ By

Sheri Parks.

41) Howard Zinn’s ``A Progressive History of the United States.’’

42) ``The Huey P. Newton Reader,’’ Edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise.

43) ``Plunder: Investigating Our Economic Calamity and the Subprime Scandal,’’ By Danny Schechter.

44) ``Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressings Needs,’’ By Muhammad Yunus & Ray Porter.

45) ``Betrayal of Trust,’’ by Leslie Esdaile Banks.

46) ``Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business & the Future of Capitalism,’’ by Muhammad Yunus.

47) ``Black Power,’’ by Amos Wilson.

48) ``Yurugu’’ by Mariamba Ani

49) ``Something Torn, Something New,’’ by Nogoi

50) ``2000 Seasons,’’ By Ayi Kwe Armah.

51) ``Khmet,’’ by Ayi Kwe Armah. ***(Include Publisher)

52) ``The Adinkra Dictionary,’’ by W. Bruce Willis.

53) ``BLACK A Celebration of Culture,’’ by Deborah Willis.

54) ``The West & The Rest of US,’’ By Chinweizu.

55) ``The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440  -  1870,’’ By Hugh Thomas.

56) ``The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America,’’ By Jonathan Kozol.

57) ``European Christianity & The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Black Hermeneutical Study,’’ By Robinson A, Milwood.

58) ``The West & The Rest of US: White Predators, Black Slavers & The African Elite,’’ By Chinweizu.

59) ``Black: A Celebration of a Culture,’’ By Deborah Willis.

60)  ``Two Thousand Seasons,’’ By Ayi Kwei Armah.

61) ``Tutankhamen & the Daughter of Ra,’’ By Moyra Caldecott.

62) ``The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra,’’ By W. Bruce Willis.

63) ``Something Torn & New: An African Renaissance,’’ By Nhugi Wa Thingo.

64) ``Yurugu: An African-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought & Behavior,’’ By Marimba Ani.

65) ``Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political, & Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century,’’ By Amos N. Wilson…

66) ``Khmet’’ by Ayi Kwe Armah.

67) ``Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World.’’ By Jonathan Tisch, Karl Weber & Mayor Cory Booker.

68) ``Black Women’s Lives: Stories of Pain & Power’’ By Kristal Brent Zook.

69) ``Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women,’’ by Iyanla VanZant.


70) Look up or Google ``Manning Marable’’ to discover for yourself the many great books by this Great Black writer, thinker, visionary & author.

71) ``Black Pearls: Daily Meditations, Affirmations & Inspirations for African Americans,’’ by Eric V. Copage.

72) * ``How to Write a Book Proposal,’’ By Michael Larsen.

73) ``Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential,’’ By Michael Bernard Beckwith.

74) ``Debt Cures, They Don’t Want You to Know About,’’ By Kevin Trudeau.

75) ``How Successful People Win: Using `Bunkhouse Logic’ to Get What You Want In Life,’’ by Ben Stein.

76) ``Advertising Profits from Home: Simple Money Making Strategies You Can Use Right from Your Home,’’ By Anthony Morrison.

77) ``My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son, Amadou,’’ by Kadiatou Diallo & Craig Wolff.

78) ``Organize Yourself, New & Revised Edition,’’ By Ronni Eisenberg  with Kate Kelly.

79) ``More Dirty Little Secrets About Black History, It’s Heroes & Other Troublemakers, Volume II,’’ Claud Anderson.

80) ``From Holy Power to Holy Profits: The Black Church & Community Economic Empowerment,’’ By Walter Malone, Jr.

81) ``Black Africa: The Economic & Cultural Basis for a Federated State,’’ By Cheikh Anta Diop.

82)``From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., & The Struggle for Economic Justice (Politics & Culture in Modern America)’’ by Thomas F. Jackson.

83) ``Black Capitalism: Strategy for Business in the Ghetto,’’ by Theodore L. Cross.

84) ``The 85 % Niche: The Power of Women of All Colors—Latin, Black & Asian’’ By Miriam Muley.

85) ``Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power & Economic Justice,’’ By Claud Anderson.

86) PowerNomics: The National Plan to Empower Black America,’’ By Claud Anderson.

87) ``Black Power Inc.: The New Voice of Success,’’ by Cora Daniels.

88)``Black Business & Economic Power (Rochester Studies in African History & The Diaspora)’’ By Toyin Falola & Alusine Jalloh.

89) ``Understanding the Impact & Power of Social Networking,’’ By Ben Black.

90) ``Virtually Free Marketing: Harnessing the Power of the Web for Your Small Business,’’ By Philip R. Holden.

91) ``Dirty Little Secrets About Black History: Its Heroes & Other Troublemakers,’’ By Claud Anderson, Joann Anderson, Florence Jekins & Robert Coleman.

92) ``Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,’’ By Former President Jimmy Carter.

93) ``Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.’’ By Former President Jimmy Carter.

94) ``The Blueprint: Obama’s Plan to Subvert the Constitution & Build an Imperial Presidency,’’ By Ken Blackwell & Ken Klukowski.

95) ``Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader,’’ By Warren Bennis & Joan Goldsmith.

96) ``The Obamas in the White House:  Reflections on Family, Faith & Leadership,’’ By the Editors of Essence Magazine.

97) ``Words on a Journey: The Great Speeches of Barack Obama—Special Inauguration Edition,’’ by Barack Obama.

98) ``Michelle Obama: An American Story,’’ By David Colbert.

99) ``The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy & Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss & Help You Feel Great,’’ By Dr. Neal D. Barnard & Robyn Webb.

100) ``Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups can Save Your Life,’’ By Dr. Neal D. Barnard.

101) ``Foods that Cause You to Lose Weight: The Negative Calorie Effect,’’ By Dr. Neal D. Barnard.

102) ``Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally,’’ By Dr. Neal D. Barnard.

103) ``Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs,’’ by Dr. Neal D. Barnard.

104) ``Books to build a strong Black foundation: A List’’ By Jason A. Martin.

105) ``From the Back of the Bus,’’ By Dick Gregory.

106) ``Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin’ with Mother Nature,’’ By Dick Gregory.

107) ``No More Lies,’’ By Dick Gregory.

108) ``Callus on My Soul: A Memoir’’ By Dick Gregory & Shelia Moses.

109) ``Nigger: An Autobiography.’’ By Dick Gregory & Robert Lipsyte.

110) ``Blood In My Eye,’’ By George L. Jackson.

111) ``The Green Collar Economy,’’ By Van Jones.

112) ``Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race & Inheritance,’’ By Barack Obama.

113) ``The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream,’’ By Barack Obama.

114) ``Say It Like Obama: The Power of Speaking with Purpose & Vision,’’ By Shel Leanne & Shelly Leanne.

115) ``Barack Obama: We Are One People,’’ By Michael Schuman.

 116) ``Another Country,’’ By James Baldwin.

117) ``Collected Essays,’’ By James Baldwin.

118) ``Giovanni’s Room,’’ By James Baldwin.

119) ``Go Tell It on the Mountain,’’ By James Baldwin.

120) ``Going to Meet the Man,’’ By James Baldwin.

121) ``Notes of a Native Son,’’ By James Baldwin.

122) ``Nobody Knows My Name,’’ By James Baldwin.

123) ``If Beale Street Could Talk,’’ By James Baldwin.

124) ``In My Father’s House,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

125) ``Basketball Jones,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

126) ``And This Too Shall Pass,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

127) ``Abide With Me,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

128) ``I Say a Little Prayer,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

129) ``Invisible Life,’’ By E. Lynn Harris. 

130) ``If This World Were Mine,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

131) ``What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,’’ By E. Lynn Harris.

132) There are Other Books by E. Lynn Harris that you might want to check out. You can Google and look under his name for a more complete list.

133) ``Looker,’’ By Stanley Bennett Clay.

134) ``Visible Life: Three Stories in Tribute To E. Lynn Harris,’’ By Stanley Bennett Clay, Terrance Dean & James Earl Hardy.

135) ``Diva,’’ By Stanley Bennett Clay.

136) ``Black Betty’’ (Easy Rawlins Mysteries by Walter Mosley & Stanley Bennett Clay. (Audio Book.)

137) ``A Red Death,’’ By Walter Mosley & Stanley Bennett Clay (Audio Book.)

138) ``A House Is Not a Home,’’ by James Earl Hardy.

139) ``Love the One You’re With,’’ By James Earl Hardy.

140) ``If Only for One Nite,’’ By James Earl hardy.

141) ``B-Boy Blues,’’ By James Earl Hardy.

142) ``B-Boy Blues Second Time Around,’’ By James Earl Hardy.

143) ``The Moments, the Minutes, the Hours: the Poetry of Jill Scott,’’ By Jill Scott.

144) ``Shake Loose My Skin: New & Selected Poems’’ By Sonia Sanchez.

145) ``Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics,’’ By Alicia Keys.

146) ``Morning Haiku,’’ By Sonya Sanchez.

147) ``Conversations with Sonia Sanchez,’’ By Sonia Sanchez.

148) ``Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums,’’ By Sonya Sanchez.

149) ``Wounded in the House of a Friend,’’ By Sonia Sanchez.

150) ``Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches,’’ by Audre Lorde.

151) ``Race Matters,’’ By Cornel West.

152) ``Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys,’’ (Vol. 1, Vol. 1-4 & Vol. 3), By Jawanza Junjufu.

153) ``The Destruction of Black Civilization,’’ By Chancellor Williams.

154) ``The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality,’’ By Cheikh Anta Diop & Mercer Cook.

155) ``Radio Golf,’’ By August Wilson.

156) ``The Piano Lesson,’’ by August Wilson.

157) ``Blonde Faith,’’ By Walter Mosley.

158) ``Six Easy Pieces: Easy Rawlins Stories,’’ By Walter Mosley.

159) ``Blues for Mr. Charlie,’’ & ``The Evidence of Things Not seen,’’ Both by Mr. James Baldwin. 

160) ``Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness,’’ By Dave Ramsey.

161) ``Roots,’’ By Alex Haley.

162) ``Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not,’’ By Robert T. Kiyosaki & Sharon L. Lechter.

163) ``Healthy for Life: Developing Healthy Lifestyles That Have A Side Effect of Permanent Fat Loss,’’ By Dr. Ray D. Strand & Donna Wallace.

164) ``What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You,’’ By Dr. Ray D. Strand.

165) ``The History of Incarceration (Incarceration Issues: Punishment, Reform & Rehabilitation,’’ By Roger Smith.

166) ``Too Good to Be True: The Rise & Fall of Bernie Madoff,’’ By Erin Arvedlund.

167) * ``The New Rules of Marketing & PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly, 2nd Edition,’’ By David Meerman Scott.

168) ``How To Get Into the Top MBA Programs, 4th Edition,’’ By Richard Montauk.

169) ``How To Get Into the Top Law Schools, 4th Edition,’’ By Richard Montauk.

170) ``Web 2.0 Architectures: What Entrepreneurs & Information Architects Need to Know,’’ By James Governor, Dion Hinchcliffe & Duane Nickull.

171) ``Selling to Big Companies,’’ By Jill Konrath.

172) ``Think & Grow Rich: A Black Choice,’’ By Dennis Kimbro & Napoleon Hill.

173) ``The Law of Recognition (The Laws of Life Series),’’ By Mike Murdock.

174) ``The 3 Most Important Things In Your Life,’’ By Mike Murdock.

175) Please look up Mike Murdock under to discover for yourself the many other important books by this preacher/author/truth-teller.

176) ``It’s Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Achieve Your Dreams, and Increase in God’s Favor,’’ By Joel Osteen.

177) ``Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day,’’ By Joel Osteen.

178) Please look up Joel Osteen and his wife on and discover for yourself the many books, DVD’s and CD’s he has available that are life- enriching and helpful for traveling through the many trials and difficult processes in life.

179) The Magnificent & Sexy LeBron James is Featured in ``The Franchise: LeBron James & The Remaking of the Cleveland Cavaliers,’’ By Brian Windhorst & Terry Pluto.

180) ``Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion & Purpose,’’ By Tony Hsieh.

181) Books are available by, for & about the Honorable Elijah Muhammad by writing the Coalition for the Remembrance of Elijah Muhammad (CROE) at 2435 West 71st Street (CROE Lane), Chicago, Illinois  60629. Or you may call them at 1.773.925.1600. FAX # : 1.773.925.9013.

182) ``Starting Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You are to Where You Want to Be,’’ By Chris Gardner & Mim E. Rivas

183) ``Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision & Reality,’’ By Scott Belsky.

184) ``Why He Hates You: How Unreconciled Maternal Anger is Destroying Black Men and Boys (Volume 1) by Janks Morton.

185) ``Anger Strategies: Practical tools for Professionals Treating Anger,’’ By Claudia Black.

186) ``Brothers on the Mend: Understanding and Healing Anger for African – American Men & Women,’’ By Ernest H. Johnson.

187) ``Black Anger,’’ By Wulf Sachs.

188) ``Going Off: A Black Woman’s Guide for Dealing with Anger & Stress,’’ by Faye Childs & Noreen Palmer.

189) ``The ABC’s of Liberating Black Anger,’’ By Lama Choyin Rangdrol???

190) ``Sex Therapy: A Women’s Guide to Understanding Why Men Cheat,’’ By Kole Black.

191) ``The Artistry of Anger: Black & White Women’s Literature in Aerica, 1820 – 1860,’’ By Linda M. Grasso.

192) ``The Passing Summer: A South African’s Response to White Fear, Black Anger & the Politics of Love,’’ By Michael Cassidy & John Perkins.

193) ``Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption: Blacks Seeking a Culture of Enlightened Empowerment,’’ By Haki R. Madhubuti.

194) ``Black Rage,’’ By William H. Grier & Price M. Cobbs.

195) ``Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality & African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina’’ by Leonard N. Moore.

196) ``Black Rage Confronts the Law (Critical America Series),’’ By Paul Harris.

197) ``From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson & America Today,’’ By Jesse Lee Peterson, Dennis Prager, & Brad Stetson.

198)  ``From Rage to Hope: Strategies for Reclaiming Black & Hispanic Students,’’ By Crystal Kuykendall.

199) ``Black Rage in the American Prison System (Criminal Justice Recent Scholarship),’’ By Rosevelt Noble.

200) ``When Anger Hurts Your Kids: A Paren’t Guide,’’ By Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Kim Paleg, Ph.D., Patrick Fanning & Dana Landis.

201) ``How to Effectively Control Your Anger—Learn How You Control Your Anger That Keeps You Just a Hair Strand Away from Danger,’’ By Wings of Success &  Manuel Ortiz Braschi.

202) ``Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles & What to Do About Them,’’ By Robert T. Potter-Efron & Patricia S. Potter-Efron.

203) ``The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life,’’ By Les Carter & Frank Minirth.

204) ``Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames,’’ By Thich Nhat Hanh.

205) ``Your Step By Step Guide to Anger Management,’’ By D. Huffman.

206) ``Working for You Isn’t Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss,’’ By Katherine Crowley & Kathi Elster.

207)  ``Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work,’’ By Katherine Crowley & Kathi Elster.

208) ``Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam,’’ By Akbar S. Ahmen.

209) ``Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves,’’ By Bill Press.

210) ``Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck & The Triumph of Ignorance,’’  By Alexander Zaitchik.

211) ``My Father’s Faith: Essays for the 20th & 21st Century and Beyond,’’ By John E. Bush.

212) Lonnie Elder the 3rd’s Award Winning play  ``Ceremonies in Dark Old Men.’’

213) ``Death At an Early Age,’’ By Jonathan Kozol & Robert Coles.

214) ``All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan,’’ By Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi.

215) ``For Colored  Girls Who Have,’’  By Ntozake Shange.

216) ``Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny,’’ By Anthony Robbins.

217) ``The Deming Management Method,’’ By Mary Walton & W. Edwards Deming.

218) ``Dr. Deming: The American Who Taught the Japanese About Quality,’’ By Rafael Aguayo.

219) Check out other motivational and inspirational books, CD’s and DVD’s by Writer, Speaker & Successful Businessman Anthony Robbins at You will be glad you did.

220) ``Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression,’’ By Dr. James S. Gordon.

221) ``The Law of Success: The Master Wealth Builder’s Complete & Original Lesson Plan for Achieving Your Dreams,’’ By Napoleon Hill.

222) ``Chicken Soup for the Soul,’’ by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen.

223) ``How to Love Me: The Lover’s Book of Questions,’’ By Ali Davis.

224) ``Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief,’’ By Martha Whitmore Hickman.

225)  ``Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love & 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture,’’ By Thomas Chatterton Williams.

226) ``The Cornel West Reader,’’ By Brother Cornel West.

227)  ``Suze Orman’s Action Plan: New Rules for New Times,’’ By Suze Orman.

228) ``The Little Black Book of management: Essential Tools for Getting Results NOW,’’ By Suzanne Turner.

229) ``Oil: Money, Politics, & Power in the 21st Century,’’ By Tom Bower.

230) ``The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women,’’ By Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, Rhonda Joy McLean & Angela Burt-Murray.

231) ``Suze Orman’s The Road to Wealth’’ By Suze Orman (Revised Edition.)

232) ``Rule # 1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week!!,’’ By Phil Town.

233) ``Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African & African American Experience, The Concise Desk Reference,’’ By Kwame Anthony Appiah & Henry Louis Gates.

234) ``Hopes & Prospects,’’ By Noam Chomsky.

235) ``If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service & 100 + Ways You Can Too,’’ By Malaak Compton-Rock.

236) ``The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance,’’ By Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes & Catherine McCarthy, Ph.D.

237) ``Counseling Troubled Youth: (Counseling & Pastoral Theology)’’ By Robert C. Dykstra.

238) (Please don’t forget to Google ``Books on Troubled Youth’’ & ``Books on At-Risk Youth’’ on [under books, DVD’s and CD’s] if you are dealing with a teen or a young person who you have given up on or are struggling with.)

239) ``Hear My Story: Understanding the Cries of Troubled Youth,’’ By Dean Borgman.

240) ``All-Time Favorite Lessons (Break through Strategies to Teach & Counsel Troubled Youth Series)’’ By Ruth Herman Wells.

241) ``Creative Interventions for Troubled Children & Youth,’’ By Liana Lowenstein & MSW.

242) ``At Risk Youth: A Comprehensive Response for Counselors, Teachers, Psychologist, and Human Services Professionals,’’ By J. Jeffries McWhirter, Benedict T. McWhirter, Ellen Hawley McWhirter & Robert J. McWhirter.

243) ``Resiliency In Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks & Building Strengths in Youth, Families & Communities,’’ By Nan Henderson, Editor, with Bonnie Benard, Nancy Sharp-Light & Paula Pugh.

244) ``Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future,’’ By Larry K. Brendtro, Martin Brokenleg, & Steve Van Bockern.

245) ``At-Risk Youth: Theory, Practice, Reform (Source Books on Education)’’ By Robert F. Kronick.

246) ``No Name in the Street,’’ By James Baldwin.

247) ``The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, The Lincoln Memorial, & the Concert that Awakened America,’’ By Raymond Arsenault.

248)  ``The Economics of Forced Labor: The Soviet Gulag,’’ By Paul R. Gregory, Valery V. Lazarev & Robert Conquest.

249) ``Coming Alive: From Nine to Five in a 24/7 Century,’’ By Robert Michelozzi, Betty Michelozzi. Linda Surrell, & Robert Cobez.

250) The gentleman I’m going to mention here has sold over 65 Million books.  His name is Pastor Max Lucado. I suggest you look under for some of his winning and telling books about getting involved in helping others and bettering your life as you become more giving and charitable in your life. Three of his books are: ``Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear,’’ ``Just Like Jesus: Learning to Have a Heart Like His,’’ & ``When GOD Whispers Your Name,’’ all by Pastor Max Lucado.

251) For every movie he has made (and there are several excellent ones, as you know) Brother Spike Lee has a book. Google him under also.  Suggested: ``Please, Baby, Please,’’ By Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee & Kadir Nelson. ``Spike Lee: Interviews,’’ By Cynthia Fauchs,   ``Spike Lee’s  Do the Right Thang,’’ By Mark A. Reid.  & ``Spike Lee’s Gotta Have It,’’ By Spike  himself. There are several other good books by Spike under www.Amazon.Com.

252) ``The History of Modern Libya,’’ By Dirk J. Vandawalle.

253)  ``Aftershock: The Next Economy & America’s Future,’’ By Robert B. Reich (Labor Secretary under President Carter).

254) ``The Empowered Patient: How to Get the Right Diagnosis, Buy the Cheapest Medicines, Beat Your Insurance Company, and Get the Best Medical Care Every Time,’’ By Elizabeth Cohen.

255) ``The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest,’’ By Dan Buettner.

256)  ``Painless Writing (Barron’s Painless Series) By Jeffrey Strausser.

257)  ``What’s So Great about America,’’ By Dinesh D’Souza.

(Also available on Audio Book.)

258) ``How to Pay Zero Taxes,’’ By Jeff Schnepper.

259) Check out the nutrition and health books of Dr. Mark Hyman. Google his name under www.Amazon.Com and discover a host of good healthy books including:  ``Ultramatabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss,’’ By Dr. Mark Hyman. (For really heavy people, changing your metabolism will change your life drastically.)

260) ``Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life,’’ By Richard J. Leider & David A. Shapiro.

261) ``The Life You Were Born to Live: A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose,’’ By Dan Millman.

262) ``Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn,’’ By Walter van de Leur.

263) ``Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life,’’ By Marc Freedman.

264) ``Down in New Orleans,’’ By Billy Sothern.

265) ``How to Write a Children’s Book & Get It Published,’’ By Brbara Seuling.

266) ``A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish & Sell Your Story,’’ by Carol Denbow.

267) ``Lyrics: Writing Better Words for Your Songs,’’ By Rikky Rooksby.

268)  ``The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, & The Mississippi Gulf Coast,’’ By Douglas G. Brinkley.

269)  ``Hungry Girl: Recipes & Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World,’’ By Lisa Lillien. (Men and families can definitely benefit from this book as well—especially single men living alone.)

270) ``The High Tide of American Conservatism,’’  By Garland S. Tucker III.

271) ``The Millionaire Next Door,’’ By Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko.

271) ``Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed & Political Corruption Are Undermining America,’’ Arianna Strassinopoulos Huffington.

272) ``Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class & Betraying the American Dream,’’ Arianna Strassinopoulos Huffington.

273)  ``A Good Man in Africa,’’ By William Boyd.

274) ``Crazy for God,’’ By Frank Scharffer.

275) ``The Almanac of American Politics (2010),’’ By Michael Barone, Richard E. Cohen & Jackie Koszczuk.

276) ``Unfinished Business: One Man’s Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Thing,’’  By Lee Kravitz.

276) ``Black Man of the Nile,’’ By Professor Yosef Ben-Jochannan.

277) GOD Is Red: A Native View of Religion, 30th Anniversary Edition,’’ By Vine Deloria, Jr., Leslie Marmon Silko & George E. Tinker.

278) ``The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men,’’ By Vine Deloria.

279) ``Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated Edition: An Indian History of the American West,’’ (Hardcover). By Dee Brown.

280) ``Spike Lee: That’s My Story & I’m Sticking to It,’’ By Spike Lee & Kaleem Aftab.

281) ``The House of Rajani,’’ By Alon Hilu.


282) ``The Power of Your Subconscious Mind,’’ by author Joseph Murphy.

283) ``The 3 Most Important Things In Your Life,’’ By Pastor Mike Murdock & Deborah Murdock Johnson.

284) ``Giant Steps to Change the World,’’ By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee. With Illustrations by Sean Qualls.

285) ``Harlem Is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America,’’ By Shafifa Rhodes-Pitts.

286) ``Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,’’ By Manning Mararble.

287) ``Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style,’’ By Kate Betts.

288) ``Mobilizing Democracy: Changing the U.S. Role in the Middle East,’’ By Greg Bates.

289)`` Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World,’’ By Jonathan Tisch, Karl Weber & Mayor Cory A. Booker.

290) ``Reclaim Your Power: A 30-Day Guide to Hope, Healing & Inspiration for Men of Color,’’ By Terrance Dean & Travis Smiley.

291] ``The Autobiography of Malcolm X,’’ By Malcolm X and Alex Haley.

292] ``Ethical Ambition,’’ By Derrick Bell.


(Every Black Man and Black Woman on the planet should read ALL of these books at least once. Young Blacks should also read most of them, although some may have adult themes and adult subject matter.  Again, parents or guardians should pre-read them first for minor children ages 15 through 18. Many of these books are not suggested for readers younger than 15 years of age... Many of the older books (and some new ones) are, of course, available at the Library. If you need some guidance as to how to aim the books listed here at your particular problem, be it financial, emotional or organizational—call and tell us what issue you want to read about and we will tell you what books to read that deal with that particular subject.  This is a good idea because some of the titles are misleading.  As the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its’ title!!! Call and ask for Brother Tracy Gibson at 1 215 921 2065  or e-mail us at BrotherTracy11@GMail.Com we are more than willing to guide you to a book pertaining to the subject matter you want to explore… Have a good day…)