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Happy Mother's Day to all our
Moms among our on-line family.!
we at Arious continue with our Mother's Day tradition, we are once again delighted
to share with you a fantastic poem written several years ago by
a lovely young lady from our community - Ms. Shevon
Baptiste. Ms. Baptist is a beautiful and talented rising star who
is a writer, poet, and an excellent singer (who writes her own
songs, and began writing since the early age of 5). For
Information about purchasing Ms. Baptiste CD "Shevon -
Beautiful Music" contact Crown Bakery @ 202-291-3009 or
log on to www.dccrownbakery.com.
Please read and enjoy this lovely poem (See below!)
Sketch of The
Phenomenal Mother by Wilcox Morris
tribute to the phenomenal mother, they are supporters, pain
bearers, influencers, who guide their young through obstacles
they seek to overcome.
Teacher of lessons, preacher of God’s blessings, mentors of
tribute to our phenomenal mothers.
whom no amount of gratuitous praise could ever repay them for
the day they give life to what we are today.
your love, hold them on a pedestal above, for irreplaceable they
are, a gem that shines brighter than any star.
respect and never forget our providers, confiders and best
friend, Our mother.
mothers they are, strong and sacrificial, mothers who have a day
dedicated to say, how happy we are to try and emulate your way.
tribute to a phenomenal mother, our mothers, who
our love and a Happy Mother’s Day
missed writing and sharing with you last week.
I was so busy in my professional life that I simple
didn’t have a single free moment to sit down and complete my
commentary to you (“vibe” with you) as I do on a weekly
basis. I strongly
believe though, that things always happen for good
reasons, and not being able to write last week was a good thing.
My emotions were like a roller coaster (optimistic and
pessimistic feelings, including a bit of anger and disgust) when
it came to our justice system and politics. Therefore, I
certainly didn’t need to write to you during that time.
words made me cringe when I heard the reporters say them 2 weeks
ago. The Detectives
who murdered Sean Bell were acquitted---Not possible...Right?
However, what I heard was right - all three of these New
York Detectives were acquitted, which is an absolute outrage and
a travesty. What is
going on with this justice system in the United States?
Can someone explain to me how officers of the law who are
paid with our tax dollars to protect us, through a hail of 50
bullets gunned down 3 unarmed men; which resulted in 1 dying
(Sean Bell) and the other 2 being wounded - Mr. Guzman and Mr.
Benefield (Mr. Guzman was seriously wounded - 19 bullets pierced
his body)? Moreover,
these three Detectives were acquitted (Det. Michael Oliver, Det.
Marc Cooper, Det. Gescard Isnora)?
This is absolutely atrocious!!!
Sean Bell was murdered, actually it was a massacre in my opinion
- they took this young man’s life for no apparent reason.
A young man who was leaving his bachelor party and was
scheduled to be married the day he was killed…How brutal!!!
These New York detectives are cold blooded killers, and
this justice system in the United States is a disgrace.
It's apparent that it is completely broken down,
outrageously defective, revolting and absolutely unjust.
IT MUST BE FIXED!!!
I understand on May 7th several protests “City-Wide
Slowdowns” were organized and carried out at several locations
in New York City regarding this acquittal and the unjust system
on a whole, and many protestors were arrested including Rev.
Sharpton – a total of 218 people were arrested by NYPD.
what about the most recent police brutality incident that took
place in Philadelphia a few days ago?
I’m not sure what’s going on in these United States.
All of this madness with the folks who is supposed to be
protecting us is very shameful!
Here to see and hear about this matter courtesy of ABC
News from Good Morning America and CLICK
HERE to see raw video footage captured by Fox courtesy of
understand several of the police officers were removed from duty
with more to follow once they are identified.
Very, Very Disgusting!!!
politics, I was truly at the point where I was saying “enough
already” with Rev. Wright; let it go; leave it alone; we have
had enough!!! I
felt the media outlets and their hosts were unjust and
discriminatory regarding this issue and their awful comments
were prejudiced, excessive, and unwarranted. I further felt the reports, upon reports were hateful,
methodological, utterly discrediting, and SIMPLY NEEDED TO STOP!
question though why should a man be persecuted for speaking the
truth; why question a man’s faith, religion and his
relationship with his pastor; why link it to politics, and most
importantly why dictate the teachings, and question what takes
place in our/your place of worship!!!
I have so many thoughts and questions on this issue, but
I have had enough with the whole despicable situation.
We must move on!!!
issue that is ludicrous to me is this summer tax relief.
I feel it is so pointless.
First off, the savings the Senators Clinton and McCain
talk about is so little that it’s worthless (.18 cents), and
besides none of these Senators can really do anything about it
over this summer, because they are not in a position to do so…they are not the Current President! This must go through President Bush and Congress.
Please Senators stop with the “lip service” and
pandering for votes!
They really need to find a permanent solution to these
rising gas prices. It
is an extreme hardship to so many of us, I noticed on Sunday in
my area the cost was $3.49, but by Monday Morning it had risen
to $3.55. Now, I
hear it’s risen to $3.66.
They need to come up with a solid plan to stop these oil
companies from getting richer and richer from innocent American
people, and make sure President Bush enforces that plan NOW!!!
YES WE CAN…YES WE CAN, AND
WE DO WANT CHANGE!!!
What a year in this history of the United States!
The pride I feel is beyond words, this young Senator -
Barack Obama is one to be extremely proud of due to his
excellent winnings. He
must be congratulated, praised and recognized for these
fantastic accomplishments (from these last primaries.)
It was a “knockout” in North Carolina with 57% of the
votes (875,683 total actual votes), and he gained 70 delegates;
compared to Clinton's 42% (a total of 652,824 total votes) and
49 delegates. It was a near win for him in Indiana with
49% of the votes (630,399 total actual votes) and he gained 38
delegates; compared to Clinton's 51% (644,594 total actual
votes) and she gained 41 delegates. He also won the caucus
can't they realize many Americans are ready for change and
strongly believe Senator Obama can bring this change? Yes,
a wide range of Americans of all classes, colors, races, ages
and religions - all across this country wants change, and change
we can believe in and trust that Senator Obama can deliver
it. Therefore, many are certainly voting for this
brilliant and exceptional man, not only African-Americans (after
to the census bureau figures there is not enough
America to do this alone,) it's a variety of folks voting across
he picked up two more Super Delegates today (Thursday, May
8th). North Carolina Rep. Brad Miller and Washington Rep.
Rick Larson both announced their endorsement for Senator Obama.
the long and hard road has been very difficult for him, and the
“underdog” and “persecuted” has done it again!
He did well in Tuesday's
Primaries and today got two more super delegate
endorsements. These are superb days in our
historic times will stay in my memory forever.
with all this talk from Senator Clinton and the media (after
Clinton’s big upset in North Carolina and Indiana) about
having the Michigan and Florida votes counted?
I cannot believe this is being brought up again.
We all know that Michigan and Florida violated the
Democratic National Committee Party rules last year and as a
result of their refusal to follow the DNC Rules regarding
holding their primaries early, they were stripped of their
delegates. The Clinton camp was well aware of this, as well as the Obama
camp and the Edwards camp, and none of them had any objections;
they all agreed not to campaign in these states.
As a matter of fact: through my research it was noted that
some of Senator Clinton’s backers were on the committee that
made the decision to impose tough sanctions on these two states
by stripping them of their delegates (meaning their delegates
will not be recognized or counted in this primary race).
As we all
know Senator Clinton defied the agreement; which herself and the
other 2 candidates had agreed to adhere to, and blatantly placed
her name on the ballot in these 2 states knowing the votes were
not going to be counted. Now,
when she believes it serves her political interest she is trying
to dismiss the rules and has the audacity to argue that the
votes she received in those states must count.
How unfair…she agreed with the sanctions and most
importantly she agreed not to campaign or participate in those
states!!!! Why is
she disobeying and attempting to rewrite the DNC rules???
If only this
script was switched and Senator Obama was the one who
preposterously disobeyed the DNC he would be more persecuted
than he is now (compared to what Senator Clinton is undergoing -
which is nothing.)
the DNC is looking into working out this matter, so that the
actual voters are not disenfranchised in those states.
I guess we will have to wait and see what they come up
with. I do hope
they will do the right thing, and if they feel they have to
overturn their decision then it will be a FAIR solution to this
Senator Obama is still ahead in this race and it's clear now
that he is possibly the Democratic Nominee for
We must rejoice, it really looks good for him - because of you
the American People. He is on his way to the highest office
in the land.
Now, it’s on to the next
states – Nebraska and West Virginia hold their primaries this
coming Tuesday, May
13th; Kentucky and Oregon primaries takes place on May 20th
and Idaho primary on May 27th.
The fun continues, so please go out and
Below I have placed
Senator Obama’s most recent interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer
that was held on May 8th, 2008.
out below by clicking the picture and please enjoy!!
As these primaries approach, please keep talking, sharing and coming up with
solutions regarding the important RACE issue.
you with the same statement I have left you with every week. "Please
judge Senator Obama on his words, his actions and the content of
Kindly continue standing up and not
accepting the same old tactics, rhetoric
and old politics. I encourage you to continue talking about race and
the hurtful issues you might have experienced throughout
life. Most importantly let's continue building this movement
and voting for Senator Barack Obama".
With your support and votes Senator
Obama will continue succeeding. We know he is "the
one"..."the one" who absolutely has the
ability and wisdom to move us forward; "the one"
who has the answers to all of the many issues plaguing America
currently, and we know he is "the one" who can take us
forward toward that change we are seeking in a positive
manner. I hope you are looking forward to
the overall change as I am, so lets continue making history
below video is of Senator
Barack Obama as he speaks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on May
Obama's first interview since his North Carolina Win)
mins. & 26 secs.)
the picture below and Enjoy!!!
Saturday, May 10th, the Vote
for Change national voter registration and mobilization
drive kicks off. Events
are happening in all 50 states to mark the beginning of
efforts to register thousands of voters all across the
Find the kickoff event near
you and sign up to be a part of Vote for Change:
If you'd like to attend a
Vote for Change event in another state, check out our
The goal of this campaign
has always been to reach out to people of all races,
ages, and backgrounds and bring them back into the
Meet fellow Obama supporters
and start registering and mobilizing voters right away:
Now tell me
folks, what is going on in this world?
Cyclone, Tornadoes, Volcano eruption, earth quakes, and
fires; just about every known natural disaster is slamming down
on many continents of this earth, including right here in the
United States. As
many believe and say - “the Gods must be mad” indeed they
I am distressed about the 22,997 lives that were lost (count to
date) due to the Cyclone named “Nargis” that slammed into
Myanmar (which is traditionally known as Burma and has a
population of approximately 57 million people).
I pray for the 1,430 who were injured (count to date) and
the 42,119 who are reported missing (count to date).
They estimate that over 100,000 are dead (actually
military officials in the delta township of Labutta estimated
80,000 dead in that town alone.)
Dear Lord, I pray that many of them were able to survive
unbelievable, that many were killed in a 12-foot tidal wave and
95% of the homes in the hardest hit “Bogalay” (a city of
190,000) has been destroyed.
They say around 5,000 square kilometres (1,930 square
miles) remain underwater, and more than a million homeless need
emergency relief. As
you can imagine many of these survivors are left with nothing,
no homes, no food, no water, no medical assistance, lots of
family members lost, they absolutely have nothing!!
the surviving people of Myanmar in your prayers and thoughts and
send whatever you can to help (if you can).
the volcano that erupted in Chile a week ago is now
intensifying, and threatening may lives.
The devastating tornadoes throughout the US left many
with zero, not to mention the fires and floods across the
natural disasters are intense, and leave its victims with
absolutely nothing. Lets
pray that they cease!!!!
family; can you ever forgive me for inadvertently misspelling
Senator Obama’s name on the subject line on my last
was just an oversight; I simply didn’t notice it before
clicking the Send button. However,
I am thankful to have received tons of e-mails pointing this
out. Thanks to all
of you for reading and being a part of our on-line family!!!
Happy Birthday Shortmus
Happy Belated Birthday Ke-Maurelle!!!
to the many who have sent me e-mails in
response to my past E-Newsletters and lots of important
information. Most importantly I thank you for your
To all of you
our on-line family, thanks for reading, sharing your thoughts
and comments with us, and for always supporting
us. As you know without you there would be no us.
So thanks very much for your support and One Love!
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Obama for America campaign has
announced a massive
Voter Registration drive.
YORK CITY is
going to kick off this event in a BIG
May 10 at 12:00 noon
campaign in New York City.
day will begin at the Mother AME Zion Church located
West 137th Street
There will be a rally and
training with very special guests
(to be announced soon).
After the rally we will fan out across the city to register voters.
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join us and be a part of history!
bringing more voters and more voices into the
political process, we can shape
the outcome not just of this
primary, but of elections up
and down in the ballot in
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