49 YEARS OF ‘HAVING A DREAM’ WHILE A NEW BRAND OF REPUBLICANS ENSURES A NIGHTMARE by Curtis Gatewood Guest Columnist

Let me assure you, while I am not one who cares so much about political party, today’s republicans are not the party of Fredrick Douglass. Today’s republican party is more racist, sexist, rapist-sympathizers, voter-suppressors, and more savage today than they were during the 1800s.

When Abraham Lincoln was elected way back in 1860, during the time of the nation’s most shameful acts of racial violence and enforcement of slavery, Lincoln probably would have even then been ashamed to have someone as blatantly cruel, self-centered, racially-biased, and socially ignorant as Paul Ryan, John Boehner, Rick Santorum, Jan Brewer, Newt Gingrich, Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Todd Akins, Reince Priebus, Carl Rove, Miltt Romney, and other leading Republicans we see today as part of his ticket.

As we approach the 49th Anniversary of the 1963 “March on Washington”, where Dr. King delivered his popular “I Have a Dream” speech, we are more than any time in recent history facing a NIGHTMARE. Conspicuously stacked in our faces are a new wave of voter suppression laws, violent acts of racial profiling, threats of a race war as a backlash of hatred FLAMES toward the nation’s first Black President as mainstream media pours gasoline on the flames.

This NIGHTMARE REQUIRES THAT WE IN THIS GENERATION MUST HAVE MORE THAN A DREAM, WE MUST HAVE A PLAN (i.e., Organize, build coalitions, united agenda, Get Out The Vote; hold elected officials accountable; Churches come back down to earth and protect the sheep, etc.); WE MUST HAVE AN UNRELENTING ‘GOOD FIGHT’ DOWN DEEP WITHIN OUR SOULS! WAKE UP FROM THE ‘DREAM’ AND START FIGHTING!  FIGHT THE ‘GOOD FIGHT’ FOR JUSTICE!

The Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

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FOX NEWS LEADS AMERICA

TOWARD HELL AND DESTRUCTION

THE CHURCH MUST PAY ATTENTION, SPEAK OUT

 

IF I WERE A WHITE MAN SAYING THINGS WHICH BEST SERVED THE INTERESTS OF "WHITE ONLY", WHILE REPETITIOUSLY BASHING THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES  OF AMERICA EVEN WHEN HE IS RIGHT, I WOULD LIKELY BE PROVIDED A PLATFORM BY FOX NEWS WITH THE ABILITY TO REACH 300 MILLION LISTENERS AT LEAST TWICE A DAY, AND A MILLION/S DOLLAR PER YEAR CONTRACT.

 

CASE AND POINT, ANY NETWORK WHO PROMOTES AND/OR PAYS  MILLIONS IN CONTRACTS TO OBAMA-HATING ANTAGONISTS LIKE SARAH PALIN, SEAN HANNITY, GLEN BECK, RUSH LIMBAUGH, BILL O’REILLY, ETC. IS DESPERATE TO PROMOTE LIES, IGNORANCE, RACE-BAITING, AND GOVERNMENTAL SABOTAGE. 

 

FOX DOES EVERY THING IMAGINABLE TO HARM THIS U.S. PRESIDENT, INCLUDING REPETITIOUS CODE WORDING WHICH SOUNDS LIKE AN INVITATION TO ASSASSINATION AND/OR CALLS FOR CIVIL WAR, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT WE KNOW THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL FOOLS OUT HERE SUCCESSFULLY ORDERING AND RECEIVING 6,000 PIECES OF DEADLY AMMUNITION.

 

FOX NEWS ALSO ACTS AS THE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE FOR GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, THE SHOOTER OF UNARMED BLACK YOUTH TRAYVON MARTIN.  FOX ANXIOUSLY EXPLOITED THE "NEW BLACK PANTHERS" EARLY INVOLVEMENT IN THE CASE ALTHOUGH THEY WERE PART OF A MUCH WIDER  AND DIVERSE RANGE OF CITIZENS SEEKING JUSTICE.  IT CAME AS NO SURPRISE THIS NETWORK WOULD BE THE  FIRST TO PROVIDE ZIMMERMAN THE NATION’S LARGEST  PLATFORM TO TELL HIS BOGUS STORY. 

 

BLACK MALES WHO ARE PACKED BY THE MILLIONS INSIDE PRISONS THROUGHOUT THE NATION NEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY.  THEY ARE INSTEAD PAINTED WITH THE BROAD BRUSH OF "FAILURE", BLACK THUGGERY, AND WRITTEN  OFF AS HEARTLESS CRIMINALS. 

 

WHILE NO ONE IN HIS/HER RIGHT MIND BELIEVES ZIMMERMAN’S REVISIONIST RECOLLECTION OF THE "FACTS" WHICH TOTALLY CONTRADICT WHAT HE WAS RECORDED AS SAYING ON THE  911 CALL, THESE EPISODES ARE DESIGNED TO SHAPE ZIMMERMAN’S  STANDING IN THE  COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION AND POSSIBLY CREATE A PUBLIC DISTURBANCE IF ZIMMERMAN IS RIGHTFULLY CONVICTED. 

 

 

I WOULD IMAGINE ZIMMERMAN’S CURRENT LIST OF DONORS CONSISTS OF A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF WHITE SUPREMACISTS AND OTHERS WHO THEMSELVES SHOULD BE INCARCERATED.  THOSE WHO RUSH TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT THE KILLER OF A DEAD UNARMED YOUTH CARRYING SKITTLES AND ICE TEA, REPRESENT A DANGEROUS AND UGLY SIDE OF AMERICA THAT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. .

 

CONSEQUENTLY, FOX IS MOVING FULL SPEED TOWARD SERVING AS THE  CENTRAL  COMMAND CENTER FOR DOMESTIC TERRORISM RIGHT HERE ON AMERICAN SOIL.  WHETHER IT IS JUST PLAIN RACISM OR  WHETHER FOX IS BEING INFLUENCED/SUPPORTED BY A FOREIGN ENEMY, FOX CROSSED THE LINE OF "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" LONG AGO AND HAVE SINCE ENTERED THE GUTTER OF NATIONAL/GOVERNMENTAL BETRAYAL.  SPEWING "SPEECH" CAPABLE OF INCITING VIOLENT RACE RIOTS, DOMESTIC TERROR, AND/OR INSTIGATING A VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF THE GOVERNMENT ARE BECOMING MORE THE NORM AT FOX. 

 

WE HAVE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE.  IN 1898, REPETITIOUS AND IMFLAMATORY RACIST MEDIA COMMENTARY PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN BRINGING TO FRUITION THE NATION’S FIRST AND ONLY COUPE D’ETAT WHILE KILLING/DISPLACING HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL AFRICAN AMERICANS.  FOX NEWS IS POSITIONED TO DO THE SAME ON A NATIONAL/LARGER SCALE IF THERE IS NO SERIOUS INTERVENTION.

 

WHILE CHURCHES ARE  QUICK TO KICK GAYS MERCILESSLY; DENOUNCE TROUBLED BLACK YOUTH WITHOUT HESITATION; BLAST POOR “SINNERS” WHO HAVE LITTLE OR  NO POWER; BUT CHURCHES CONTINOUSLY TURN A BLIND-EYE TO EVERY FORM OF RACISM IMAGINABLE NO MATTER HOW CONSPICUOUSLY DEGRADING, ENSLAVING, OR DEADLY IN ITS AIM TOWARD THE "LEAST OF THESE." 

 

CHURCHES WHICH PRETEND AS IF RACISM TARGETS THE OPPRESSED DOES NOT EXIST ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THE EVIL FORCES OF RACISM. ALL TOO OFTEN, CHURCHES OPENLY PUT "PROSPERITY" BEFORE TRUTH. BUT TODAY’S CHURCH MUST ASK THEMSELVES THE SAME THING JESUS ASKED – "FOR WHAT IS A MAN PROFITTED IF HE GAINS THE WHOLE WORLD AND LOSES HIS OWN SOUL."  FOX NEWS HAS BECOME THE  MOST APPARENT EXAMPLE OF A POWERFUL ENTITY WHO DANGEROUSLY LOST ITS SOUL IN SEARCH OF RATINGS AND PROFITS.  CONSEQUENTLY, FOX NEWS IS IN THE PROCESS OF LEADING AMERICA TO HELL AND DESTRUCTION AS THE  CHURCH SITS SILENTLY AND GOES ALONG FOR  THE RIDE.

 

Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP community organizer, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

 

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DON’T ALLOW THE ‘GAY’ CARD TO DISTRACT YOU

GOD’S MISSION STANDS AND PROTECTS THE "LEAST OF THESE"

 

BELEIVE IT OR NOT, I AM STILL HEARING CERTAIN AFRICAN AMERICAN "RELIGIOUS" FOLK SAYING THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA BECAUSE HE SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT, AFTER MITT ROMNEY CAME TO AN NAACP CONVENTION, SHOWED HIS ARROGANT HINDPARTS WHILE TALKING ABOUT "REPEALING OBAMACARE", THEN LEFT AND SAID TO THE NEWS MEDIA, "IF THEY WANT FREE STUFF…VOTE FOR THE OT…HER GUY!" THIS IS THE MOST BLATANTLY RACIST STATEMENT MADE BY THE NOMINEE OF ONE OF THE TWO MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES IN 100 YEARS!!!

WOULD YOU RATHER SEE A PERSON ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF U.S. WHO SAID HE WANTS EVERYONE (INCLUDING GAYS) COVERED UNDER THE BANNER OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, OR ONE WHO CLEARLY HAS NO RECORD OF HELPING THE POOR; SUPPORTS NO POLICIES THAT WOULD HELP THE POOR; AND DISRESPECTED YOUR OWN RACE BY SPEAKING CONDESCENDING/STEREO-TYPICAL LIES REGARDING YOUR "WANTING FREE STUFF?" WHICH SOUNDS MORE PRESIDENTIAL? AND I AM NOT EVEN GOING TO GET INTO THE PROBLEMS/CONTRADICTIONS WE SHOULD FIND IN THE MORMAN FAITH TRADITIONS.

CHRISTIANS MUST STOP PRETENDING JESUS CARES MORE ABOUT PUNISHING GAYS THAN HELPING THE POOR. WE NEED TO STOP TELLING LIES ON JESUS. JESUS SAID, "AS MUCH AS YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE, YOU HAVE DONE IT ALSO UNTO HIM!" JESUS ASKED THAT WE FEED THE HUNGRY, CLOTH THE NAKED – AT NO TIME DOES HE SAY "UNLESS…."

I AM NOT HERE TO FORCE YOU TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA. YOU ARE FREE TO SUPPORT WHO YOU PLEASE. ALL I ASK IS THAT YOU NOT BASE YOUR DECISION ON IGNORANCE OR SELECTIVE SCRIPTURES WHICH PRETEND OUR CHRISTIAN DUTIES ARE LIMITED TO FIGHTING GAYS AND ABORTIONS. IF YOU WANT TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY JUST SAY SO, BUT DON’T PRETEND YOU ARE DOING IT BECAUSE HE IS MORE WORTHY OR CHRISTIAN THAN PRESIDENT OBAMA. ALSO, DON’T NEGLECT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND SAY, YOU WILL NOT VOTE AT ALL. IF YOU ARE FROM A BLACK, HISPANIC, POOR, OR CARING COMMUNITY AND YOU DO NOT VOTE. YOU DID VOTE! YOUR NON-VOTE IS A VOTE FOR ROMNEY!!

 

Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP community organizer, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

 

 

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR A BLACK MAN TO ‘LEARN HOW TO BE AN AMERICA?’

 

YES, THEY WANT "PRESIDENT OBAMA TO LEARN HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN." BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE BELIEVE, ONCE THIS BLACK MAN NAMED BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA "LEARN HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN" HE WOULD UNDERSTAND HIS ‘PLACE’ IS IN PRISON RATHER THAN THE PRESIDENCY. THAT IS THE ‘AMERICAN’ WAY! IT IS ‘UNAMERICAN’ FOR A BLACK MAN TO SUCCEED TO SUCH AN EXTENT. THEY ARE SAYING BLACK OBAMA MUST COME TO REALIZE IT IS ‘UNAMERICAN’ TO HAVE A JOB THAT A WHITE MAN WANTS. THANK GOD OBAMA HAS NOT LEARNED HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN!

 

By Rev. Curtis  E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP worker, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

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A FAMILIAR STORY

(pass it on)

There was a little baby boy born in a strange land. God arranged it so a portion of the boy’s childhood would be spent in Africa.
Being raised through untraditional circumstances, his African father was frowned upon. The little boy was close to his mother. And although the child was born without financial wealth, the child would show charac…teristics of a King and began to powerfully emerge.
The poor, the sick, the young, the captives, the unemployed , the hopeless, the young, the oppressed, and others who sought hope, change, and a new life began to gather in multitudes. Large crowds like never seen before began to form throughout the region to see him and hear him speak as he traveled.

This new leader demonstrated power that seemed uncommon and foreign. Against the wishes of other leaders, he offered those who were sick and had never been provided care, a new form of healthcare and hope.

This leader’s philosophy toward the rich, angered those who were rich and politically powerful as he appeared as a “socialist” who demanded the rich redistribute their wealth and share it with the less fortunate.

This powerful new leader who appeared to be favored by God angered the religious leaders. Chief Priests and religious elders showed great outrage when this new leader offered compassion and favor toward those viewed as sinners.

New laws were created to stop the new leader from saving others.

He also began to powerfully transform long-fought wars toward peaceful end. More and more religious and political leaders began to call for this gifted leader to be removed from power and be destroyed. Jealous religious and political leaders used their money to make deals that would endanger the status and life of the more gifted and compassionate leader. Even members of his own circle began to betray him.

Ultimately, after being powerfully persuaded by loud and evil influences, when provided a choice between the two, the people showed favor toward a known criminal over the good man. Aiming their hatred, anger, and calls for demise toward the better man, they allowed the known criminal to get his wishes. Therefore, the compassionate leader who was sent and on his way toward bringing relief for the sick, the poor and the bruised was bitterly crucified.

Does this story sound familiar? Well, on November 6, 2012, make sure you pray and WORK until there is another RESURRECTION!

 

The Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP worker, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

 

 

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GOD HAS GIVEN US A ‘SOUND MIND’

USE IT TO VOTE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

 

YOU NEED TO PASS THIS WORD TO EVERY BLACK PERSON YOU KNOW WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AND VOTE. THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION SINCE 1859. IF YOU DO NOT VOTE IN THIS ELECTION, YOU MAY AS WELL FIND A PLANTATION OR PRISON TO WORK IN. THESE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE YOU DEAD. THEY HAVE DECLARED WAR ON YOU, YOUR MOMMA, YOUR CHILDREN, AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT YET BORN. TELL YOUR PAST…OR AND CHURCH, GOD GAVE YOU A BRAIN (A "SOUND MIND") AND YOU MUST USE IT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. OTHERWISE YOU DESERVE THE HELL YOU ARE GOING TO GET AND YOU WILL BE PUNISHED BY GOD FOR "LEAVING HIS SHEEP TO BE SCATTERED BY THE WOLVES."

THE BIBLE TELLS US, "FOR GOD HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND (HE SAID A "SOUND MIND")."

USE YOUR SOUND MIND – VOTE EARLY IF YOU ARE IN A STATE WHICH ALLOWS EARLY VOTING OR "ONE-STOP VOTING" TO AVOID SOME OF THE CONFUSION, TRAPS, AND CROOKED GAMES THEY WILL BE USING ON ELECTION DAY. THE GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD TUESDAY, NOV. 6TH.  IF YOU LIVE IN A STATE WHERE VOTER I.D. IS REQUIRED, GET THE I.D., EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO CRAWL TO THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES. BEAT THE DEVIL AT HIS OWN GAME, LET NO BARRIER THEY SET UP SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE. IN FACT, ALLOW THEIR RACIST EFFORTS TO SET UP ROAD BLOCKS GIVE YOU MORE DETERMINATION THAN EVER!

USE YOUR SOUND MIND, REGISTER AND VOTE, BECAUSE YOUR AND THE LIVES OF MANY POOR CHILDREN, SICK, AND ELDERLY CITIZENS ARE DEPENDING ON IT!

USE YOUR SOUND MIND, VOTE AGAINST THESE RACE-BAITING DEVILS WHO HAVE NO CONCERN FOR THE POOR, THE OPPRESSED, THE SICK, THE CAPTIVES, THE BROKEN HEARTED, NOR THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF TRUE "FREEDOM,LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!"

 

By Curtis E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP community organizer, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

 

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WHO ARE THE ‘REAL AMERICANS’?

WHO ARE THE REAL ‘TERRORISTS’?

 

While Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and certain other evil Republican bigots continue to dangerously fabricate conspiracies such as "Muslim Brotherhood" witchhunt and/or "Fast and Fury" witchhunt, we have true threats aimed toward America. Threats like the shooting of 71 individuals (12 dead) as they innocently sat and attempted to watch a movie. NO, the shooter was not a "Muslim terrorist", neither did he get his guns from "Fast and Fury." NO, neither was the shooter part of an Obama conspiracy to take White folks guns. NO, the shooter did not fit the racial profile of a Black youth wearing a hoodie. The shooter was a White American male, who graduated amongst the top of his class undoubtedly under the influence of the over indulgence of HATE radio, HATE TV, mainstream VIOLENT CODE-WORDING, and HATEFUL LIES/POLI-TRICKS all designed, like "TERRORISTS", to undermind, sabotage, and/or seriously harm the nation’s first African American President!

 

Threats such as the Republican-Tea Party tactics, FOX News, the insanity of Sean Hanity, and the perverted likes of Limbaugh, Palin, Bachman and others who insist upon keeping America in the gutter while arrogantly acting as if they are the ones who determine the "real Americans" or decide who will wear the "terrorist" label. THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO RE-EXAMINE WHO WE CALL TRUE AMERICANS/PATRIOTS. THE TIME HAS ALSO COME THAT WE ASK WHO ARE THE REAL "TERRORISTS?"

 

Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP community organizer, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

 

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BOTH TRAVON MARTIN AND JAMES HOLMES SENT THE SAME MESSAGE – ‘AMERICA IS SICK’

While a 17 year old hoodie-wearing Black male, Travon Martin was on one side of America purchasing skittles and a can of Arizona Ice Tea; being profiled and ultimately killed while carrying nothing but this bag of candy and tea, a young White male by the name of James Holmes was on another side of America in the process… of making history and conspicuously demonstrating how America is such a racist and sick nation. AMERICA IS SICK.

While George Zimmerman, the killer of unarmed Travon is accused of racial profiling by African American leaders and demonstrators across the country, he gains sympathy from White hate groups and even treated like a celebrity by certain mainstream media pundits as he holds interviews on major TV networks and benefits from an internet-driven bank account which accumulates hundreds of thousands of dollars from hateful anti-Travon supporters across the country. AMERICA IS SICK.

Meanwhile, James Holmes is quietly beneath the radar purchasing over 6,000 rounds of deadly ammunition and explosives, including 100-round drum ammunition magazines, Glock pistols, AR-15 assault rifle, shotgun, assault vest, magazines pouches, knives, gas canisters, gas mask, and the list goes on. As all attention is on Travon’s ice tea and skittles, while the nation has the audacity to debate whether this unarmed youth deserved to be killed by Zimmerman for walking while Black, Holmes is in the process of rigging both his apartment building and a Colorado theater with booby traps/bombs, and commit the worst mass shooting in American history, shooting at least 71 people, leaving at least 12 dead. AMERICA IS SICK

As we use this time to “reflect as an American family”, it is time we begin to listen to both young men James Holmes and Travon Martin. Their unfortunate predicaments send two totally different messages from two totally different side of this nation, yet these messages have one common denominator – that is, AMERICA MUST ADMIT ITS SICKNESS.

IT IS THE SAME SICKNESS THAT WOULD CAUSE THIS NATION TO SIT BACK AND ALLOW THEIR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT TO BE ATTACKED BY BOTH FORCES OF RACISM AND EXTREME/UNSEEN POLITICAL OBSTRUCTIONISM AS HE IS FORCED TO CLEAN UP THE LARGEST FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY DISASTERS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. HE MUST THEN TURN AROUND AND FACE RE-ELECTION UNDER NEWLY WRITTEN VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS, AND OTHER RULE-CHANGES CLEARLY DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT’S RE-ELECTION. THIS IS NOT HOW AMERICANS SHOULD TREAT THEIR PRESIDENT. IN FACT AMERICAN DOGS ARE TREATED BETTER.

AMERICA MUST CONFESS, PRAY FOR HEALING, LISTEN TO REASONABLE COUNSEL, ADHERE TO JUST POLICY, GET HELP, LOOK TO THE TRUE JESUS CHRIST, OR BE BURIED AND OBLITERATED BY YOUR OWN HATE, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, AND SELF-DESTRUCTION! THEREFORE IT IS NOT NECESSARY THAT WE TEACH PRESIDENT OBAMA OR ANY ONE ELSE ON ‘HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN.’ IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO TEACH AMERICANS ON HOW TO BECOME RIGHTEOUS, JUST, AND UNSICK.

 

Rev. Curtis  E. Gatewood

While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP community organizer, the above editorial is not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs.

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Curtis Everette Gatewood

HKonJ Coalition Coordinator

North Carolina NAACP State Conference

919 682-4700 Office

919 939-6311 Cell

 

Congratulations to all who participated

in HKonJ6!! With your help, we sent the state  and

nation a well needed message!!!
Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition

www.hkonj.com
HKonJ6

I was there

Sat., Feb. 11, 2012

between 15 to 20,000 assembled

South St. Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
FORWARD TOGETHER, FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY,
UNITY, LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL; WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED!

Disclaimer

 

Dear Media Source:

Please find some of my commentaries below, most directly from my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/curtis.e.gatewood?ref=tn_tnmn.  Let  me know if/when you will be using them in your press vehicle and/or passing them along to other publishers, constituents, etc.  While I serve as a North Carolina NAACP worker, the following editorials are not written to in any way speak on behalf of the NAACP.  These thoughts are based upon my personal commitment to justice and ministerial/religious beliefs. 

We may also consider an ongoing editorial commitment, depending upon the conditions.  I apologize that much of my work is written in captial letters.  This is  mainly due to the sign of the times and because I am YELLING!!!!  More importantly, these editorials are composed to educate/inspire voters who have heard enough of the racist/biased Tea Party-slanted political commentary, outright lies,  ignorance and confusion designed to cause HATE to come  out to vote while HOPE stays home.

In the spirit of justice,

I am Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood

Curtis Everette Gatewood

HKonJ Coalition Coordinator

North Carolina NAACP State Conference

919 682-4700 Office

919 939-6311 Cell

 

Get Ready for HKonJ7!!

Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Coalition

SAVE THE DATE – SAT., FEBRUARY 9, 2013

One of the state and nation’s largest mobilizations and movements for social justice will ‘FLOOD THE STREETS’ just months following the November 2012 Presidential Election to bring attention to issues of poverty and injustice!!

 

Meanwhile, "If ever there was a time we should VOTE, that time sure is NOW!" –

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, HKonJ Convener 

 

HKonJ movement will assemble on South St. Shaw University, 9:00 a.m. on Sat., 2/9/13 

March to Jones St. begins at 10 a.m. 

www.hkonj.com

 

"HKonJ is this generation’s organized, dignified and moral response to the same ole organized undignified and immoral forces of injustice!"  – Rev. Curtis E. Gatewood, HKonJ Coordinator

 

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Stimulus package helped businesses, middle class, economic stability – Rocky Mount Telegram

Who benefited from the 2009 stimulus bill?

  • Businesses benefited, and the economy improved when the 2010 real Gross Domestic Product increased by about 3.4 percent due to the stimulus spending.
  • The middle class and workers benefited from the tax credit of $400 per worker ($800 per couple) for middle income workers for 2009 and 2010 totaling $116 billion. (More)

Nude dip in holy sea puts Kansas congressman in spotlight – Rocky Mount Telegram

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas congressman’s 10-second naked plunge into the sea where the Bible says Jesus walked on water prompted apologies Monday from him, head-shaking from other Republicans and the kind of international attention that no politician wants. (More)

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Bojangles’ opens in Crossing at 64 – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: The Bojangles is nice. it is the only Bojangles that I have seen that has a bar where about 6 – 8 people can sit and eat. This is the only Bojangles that I have seen a tv on the wall.

Rocky Mount Telegram: A new Bojangles’ restaurant has opened in the Crossing at 64 development to the delight of community leaders and residents.

Residents who live in the neighborhood off Raleigh Boulevard said they are pleased to have the restaurant in their backyard.

Helen Taylor used to travel on a regular basis to the Bojangles’ restaurant on Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount. (More)

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Virginia Republicans Call for Armed Revolution if Obama Wins in November

Response: All I can say is this is damn shame. To make it appear that a black man being President is the worst thing that they have ever experienced. If this is not public lynching I don’t know what is. If this was black folks making these kinds of comments while white President is in office I wonder how would they be dealt with? Oh I know they would be a terriost.

The author of the Declaration of Independence is often quoted by opposing groups to support their own agenda, but there are few who accurately apply some of his oft-repeated statements. During the healthcare reform debate, angry teabaggers cited Jefferson’s line that “a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing,” as proof that revolution against government tyranny was advocated by a Founding Father as an option in 2009, and that sentiment has not diminished three years later heading into a general election. (More)

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Pictures: Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. Pastor Anderson Chapel MBC Celebrating 37 years of Dedicated Services, Speaker Rev. O.D. Sykes Pastor Swift Creek And Springfield Missionary Baptist Churches Sunday August 19, 2012

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Rev. O.D. Sykes (left) Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. (Right)

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Rev. Walter Cherry Jr. celebrated 37 years of service at Anderson Chapel MBC on Sunday August 19, 2012. He knew about the celebration but he did not know who the speaker and the choir were going to be because Evangelist Margaret Knight coordinator of the program wanted to surprise him. And yes he was surprised.

Joe W. Dickens Dickens Funeral Home Inc. and Deacon at Whites Chapel MBC provided transportation. 

Rev. Claude Carr St. Paul MBC Tarboro NC was the Master of Ceremony. Boy did he have everyone laughing through out the entire program.

Kristy Sykes first lady Swift Creek and Springfield Missionary Baptist Churches introduced Rev. O.D. Sykes to the congregation.

Swift Creek MBC choir provided the music.

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Fall Revival Anderson Chapel August 28–30 Messenger Rev. Robert Earl Wooten, Pines Chapel Male Chorus, Law Enforcement Choir Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office & Mary Grove Missionary Baptist Church Choir – You Are Invited

Anderson Chapel MBC – Men’s Day Service Was Held On Sunday August 5, 2012 And Deacon Joe W. Dickens White’s Chapel Was The Speaker 

Anderson Chapel MBC Events