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ALLEGRA MUHAMMAD

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It takes a Village!

Wilmington, DE- We need each other’s help and we need to realize one of the things that bonds us together is supporting each other.  

Oftentimes the team playing at home has the advantage because of the support from the crowd.  Also, the cheerleaders help to boost the morale of all who are present.  It is nice to have H.E.L.P. and to be intelligent enough to know a brick is a brick, but with other bricks it is a structure.  Whether it is the Librarian, Police officer, Crossing Guard, Neighbor, Store owner, Bus driver, Teacher or  homemaker, the circle must promote a networking system based on honesty and trust.  The gap between our children and the adults will close when WE start being a better example of how a safe and clean community operates.  We must hold each other accountable and correct our mistakes in hopes of restoring  the peace.  

“Feed my sheep” John 21:15-17

Wilmington, DE-- In the above, Jesus was talking to Peter and that was an instruction.  The word “My” is a possessive pronoun that is defined as belonging to, or associated with the speaker.  Most Ministers, Preachers or Theology Teachers vow to follow the above by sharing the word of God with people in their congregation. This week in America, Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey.  The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November.  A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.  However we should strive to be thankful EVERYDAY for divine favors or goodness.  

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As we approach this holiday season some people have plans to travel to spend time with family and friends.  

Some other people do not have anyone to share the holidays with and suffer from depression in which a percentage of them commit suicide.  In some cases if we trace back what led up to the event, the lack of forgiving is at the root.  Oftentimes the individual they needed to forgive is themselves.


 Here are three steps that may be helpful:

1.  Talk and Look at the situation carefully

2.  Weigh the different scenarios that could play out depending on your next action 

3.  Make the necessary adjustments

The above will give you more confidence to deal with other unpleasant events or people and at the same time build your self-esteem.  Forgive Yourself!  

Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018

The Power in Trusting

The Bible states that you should “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”.  Proverbs 3:5-6  The word trust is defined as a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.  When we look it some of the synonyms for trust they are: confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance.  Who was the first person you remember trusting? Why? Do you remember when that Trust was broken? Why? How old were you when you became familiar with the above Bible verse? Did that change your view of whom to trust? We must learn how to depend on God to tap into the awesome power of Trust.

Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Still here!

Wilmimgton, DE-Why does it seem as though some of us are rushing death by our actions or inactions? We can not become frustrated with the challenges of life and live our lives without a girdle or any boundaries.  The restrictions can come as law, moral conduct or godly behavior, but are automatically designed to preserve one’s life.  For example, when you purchase a vehicle we must put the proper fuel in it so the engine will run efficiently.  What is the proper food for our body? Our mind? We are all alive because of God’s Mercy!  The word mercy is defined as compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. How many times have we had a near death experience? What was it that saved you? MERCY!

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

Awaken nature

I am happy that we are able to continue on into 2019 and this topic will set the tone for what I hope to accomplish in writing this year.  What am I talking about? Well, we know how to survive, but I want us to learn how to live and live according to our nature.  What? Even though God made us in His image and after His likeness, most of us are not reflecting God.  The word nature is defined as the basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it.  Another definition is an inner force (such as instinct, appetite, desire) or the sum of such forces in an individual.  Now that we have a clearer view of the word nature, maybe you can understand why I choose it as the first title of 2019. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 4, 2019. 

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Come ooonnn... Debt Free!

Some people put their trust in the rolling of dice to get out of physical debt, but ofttimes they leave their money at the game table.  Every now and then, one person may win to encourage others to keep on playing because they could be the next winner.  Games of chance should be looked at as such, a Game that you may or may not win.  Please do not use your rent money, mortgage money, light or gas bill money…etc. to play a game that does not have 100% guarantee on your money, which would put your family in more distress if lost.  Remember, everyone playing the game wants to win!  

Read more, Scoop USA Media, January 18, 2019

Black Love

Wilmington, DE- Where is the Love in our community? Yes, you can see it here and there, but over all it’s absence.  We must start effecting a change in our community especially those of  you who have information to share that will improve what is currently going on.  When we starting loving properly again, we will not  kill each other or steal from each other. The abuse will cease and our children can grow up without being taken or assaulted.  Where are the elders that have been in the process of becoming married (becoming one) for 35 years or more? No cheating! No abuse! These couples should share how are they doing it? Love should be the agenda for our family and to help improve our community, but it helps when we have examples before us to follow.

Read more, Scoop USA, January 25, 2019

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I Live to Worship

Sometimes we focus on worshipping people, places and things, but our focus must be on worshipping God alone.  We must keep Him first! Worship is a lifestyle; it is the way we live every day.  Romans 12: 1-2 states the following: “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  

Mrs. Nina Moorer, has a story of HOPE

God will use people that overcame major loss and difficulty in life to encourage and lead others.  Their pain has a great purpose, that can help many.  Today, I decided to share  the story of Mrs. Nina Moorer.  I know it will inspire and empower others to live and not die.

Mrs. Moorer came from the inner city of Philadelphia. She lived a life where nothing came easy.  Like many other woman, she experienced being a single mom, suffered with depression and didn't even know it.  She dealt with obesity, divorce, betrayal, but still believed that God had a plan for her life.  She would not allow herself to walk around like a victim. Instead she was a victor.  


Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Stenton Family Manor Shelter received a blessed holiday season celebration

Several organizations came together on Saturday, December 22, 2018 to be a blessing to many families that reside at Stenton Family Manor. 

They received a nice pizza dinner with hot wings, dessert, clothing and toys to make their Christmas Bright.  Broken Wings Literacy Center, Regular Fellows Foundation, DOPE-Dope People Doing Dope Things and Philly Cares who donated cordless chargers for the children.  Also, I can’t leave out Reaching Every Artistic Level Entertainment who gave a great dance performance.

The families were excited, engaged and empowered with both love and support.  They were singing and dancing, and smiles were on all their faces.  Volunteers came from each organization and served food and gave out toys.  It's amazing what can be done for others, when everyone comes together.  There were volunteers from all age groups and backgrounds.  

Read more Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018

You shall recover All!

Sometimes in life you will experience some losses.  It may be a loss in your career, a loss in your finances, a loss in your body or more.  Whatever your loss has been in 2018, God wanted you to know that you shall recover all.  

You have experienced some things in 2018 that you thought, you could not recover from.  But greater is He that is in you, that He that is in the world.  Be encouraged because God is going to give you double for your trouble, open doors that no man can shut and show up and show out.  You must keep God first and trust and believe that He will strengthen you and keep you every step of the way!  Your life is going to change in the most amazing ways!  You shall not lack or want for anything.  God is going to not just make a way, but you shall have enough to give a way.  

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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It’s Okay to Laugh celebrates 10 years of Clean Comedy

Laughter is good for the soul! And on January 12th people from all over came to celebrate 10 years of laughter shared by It’s Okay To Laugh, founded by Deacon Anthony Trott. Proverbs 17:22 states “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” A ministry of laughter to bless others is so needed in a world that has so much grief, dismay and turmoil.  Laughter can stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. I encourage you on this year to laugh a little more, activate and relieve your stress response. Laughter is the most beautiful and beneficial therapy God ever granted humanity.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019

Watch God Move!

Although March was National Reading Month...a good inspirational book is something that needs to be read every day of the year. Today, I would like to share my inspirational book with you titled “Watch God Move” (Nothing Is Impossible with God).

I want to encourage someone who is going through a challenging time, and provide you with both hope and love. You maybe tired, but God will give you the strength that you need to pass every test. If he did it for me, He can do it for you. Chapter 1 is “The Storm is Passing Over” - I declare and decree that the storm in your life will cease and your rainbow will appear!

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 5,  2019

BILL ALLEN

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Michelle Obama “Still Becoming”

Michelle Obama may not have held a public or elected office title. She may not have a hit record or a golden oldies classic tune, and she is not the star of a blockbuster film. She is however a force, an American Icon. She is the 44th First Lady of the United States of America. Her voice, her words, wisdom and moral standing is formable and solid. 

And, know Michelle Obama is a New York Times Best Seller. Her book “Becoming” has been ranked as a Number #1 bestselling book for the year 2018.  Becoming is almost an autobiography and almost a self help book. It has a lot of history and a little bit of fantasy. But mostly the book is about maturing and learning from disappointment, hardship and success.


Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018

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Claudell Evans

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14 Flavor-Packed Fruit Infused Water Recipes

I found this information on the Daily Burn and though it would be great to share with my Scoop readers as I re-engage with you all in my first column in a little while.  For the first column and for the New Year I wanted to share some heealthy recipes that are simple and can be done by just using water and vegetables for fruits.  

You’ve heard it before: One of the easiest tricks to feel energized and reach your weight loss goals is water, water and more water. Science says just one extra glass per meal can help you consume over 1,000 fewer calories per week! That’s because water is a great way to curb hunger, plus odds are good you’re passing up more caloric beverages like sugary juices.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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DAVE FRITZ

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The Yellowjackets “Raising Our Voice”

The Yellowjackets present a vocal perspective on their latest offering “Raising Our Voice”. Featured vocalist Luciana is Souza. The group is not normally known for including a vocalist, as the focus is mostly on the instrumentals. Nevertheless Luciana Souza’s voice is showcased on seven of the thirteen tracks on this project, some of which are covers of earlier Yellowjackets compositions. Pieces like “Man Facing North” (originally from the “Like A River” project) are given new life with the inclusion of Souza”s astonishing voice mastery. 


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

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Eddie Henderson “Be Cool”

Eddie Henderson is joined by a some well known heavy weights of jazz including Donald Harrison (saxophone), Kenny Barron (Piano) Essiet Essiet (on bass) Mike Clark (on drums) and of coarse Eddie Henderson on trumpet. Eddie Henderson has been on the scene since the 70’s playing with the likes of Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis. He started his own electric fusion band in his early days only to return to straight ahead jazz later on in his career. In addition to his jazz life he earned a degree in psychiatry. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

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Ben Tankard “Rise”

From a “Smooth Sunday” to “George The Duke the godfather of Gospel Jazz, (as he's often referred to) Ben Tankard is back delivering  the jazzy inspirational flavor he's always been known for. His cover of the Herb Alpert’s hit “Rise” is currently leading the Smooth Jazz Charts.  Joined by Marion Meadows on saxophone, rise brings back a pop culture favorite as well as a personal favorite of Tankers himself.    Other guests on the project include Paul Jackson Jr (on guitar) featured on “More Rain”. Kirk Whalum joins Ben Tankard on a cover the William Murphy composition “Its Working”. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 18, 2019

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HARU SEN HARU

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A true democracy has no politicians

A true Democracy has no politicians, only public servants. Public servants come from We the People. Politicians are career electors selected by private corporations called political parties. America’s “Founding Fathers” are responsible for establishing this exclusive non democratic electoral process. First seen with the omission and subsequent exclusion of African Native Americans and Women from voting and holding political office for 100 years after the Founding Father’s staged their coup d’etat in 1776. Furthermore, America’s Founding Fathers through their “unique” political system legalized the imprisonment of African Native Americans in Concentration Camps simply because of their skin tone. Obviously undemocratic. Even though Caucasian women could not vote or hold political office, the contract called the Constitution still offered them other rights and protection. Not so for African Native Americans. 


Read more on Scoop USA Media, November 30, 2018


Savior Part, III

The definition of a Savior for most people comes from religious teachings. In fact many people think it is blasphemous to view anyone as a “Savior” if they are not associated with either Judaic, Christian, or Islamic teachings. Sometimes a Savior is seen as a Messiah, that is, someone who is “anointed.” “Saviors” are specific to certain people though many followers of historical “Saviors” like to say their “Savior” is universal. 

Talking about Saviors and a Savior outside of religion is one of the quickest ways to ignite fire to a conversation. 


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018. 

Celebrating our Natural New Year, Part II

Many African Native Americans participate in a foreign and unnatural ritual that starts December 31-January 1. This ritual is called “Making New Year Resolutions,”  based on a calendar created by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 A.D. This Gregorian calendar is totally out of step with Natural Nature. Prior to the year 1582 and especially before the Racist’s Holocaust Invasion and Kidnapping of African Native Americans beginning around 1600 A.D. and still ongoing, most African Native Americans followed a calendar based on the correct heartbeat of the universe.


Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018.

Reborn again through Nature

Every 25,000 years Mother Nature in consort with her Natural Nature renews herself. We are in the dawn of that new time cycle. Coincidentally, this 25,000 year renewal coincides with the dawning of a new astrological age; Aquarius. This happens every 2,100 years or so. 

Earth is also moving from the 3rd Dimension to the 5th Dimension.  And of course we are at the end of the 6,000 Lunar Lunacy Cycle and in the beginning of the Universal Sun Cycle. This unique juncture of time cycles has fascinating implications. The renewal our Planet, our Solar System and even our Galaxy are experiencing is part healing and part restoration of justice. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 


Incarcerating people is not Justice

Many people equate incarceration or a prison sentence for law breakers as justice. If this is true then America is the most just society ever on the planet, because it proportionately has the most people incarcerated than any other nation on the planet. Furthermore, worldwide, looking at the staggering numbers of people incarcerated, suggests we are living in a just world. Neither is the truth. 

Much of the world, and America in particular, is epidemic with violence, corruption and injustice. It is perverse to call a legal system “Criminal Justice.” Justice is certainly not the end result. Only incarceration. Why is justice only seen as punishment for criminals? What about people who do good? Where is their justice? 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 4, 2019. 

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Black Men Are Unhireable (part 4)

The previous three Scoop articles on this subject explained how certain type of Black men are unhireable. It stems from a 400 year plus Luciferian campaign of dehumanizing  and incarcerating Black men in particular; ensuring that they are no longer desireable and valued as husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers, teachers, providers and protectors. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019

JIM SCOTT

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Funeral etiquette

Recently, I attended the funeral service for a very good friend. My friend that passed was of the “baby boomer”generation. “Boomers” being that generation of people born circa, the end of the second world war through the early nineteen-sixties. As I began the walk from my car to the church, the other mourners quickly came into view. I have to admit, I felt a bit of relief and comfort upon seeing those arriving men and women dressed in their “Sunday best” attire. Men dressed in suits and cashmere overcoats, trench coats and a wide assortment of dress hats. It brought back many memories seeing the “old school” hats: porkpies, fedoras, and homburgs many made from beaver skin. The women of my generation were not to be out dressed by the men on this day. They too were raised with full understanding of how to present themselves in paying respect to those who have “transitioned” and their families. The proper coats, suits and “church hats” were on full display. Let me tell you - it looked dignified and in my opinion highly appropriate.


The Smartest People on Earth

Let’s put the fictitious people of the film Black Panther’s country of “Wakanda” on the back burner for a while. Last week, I read about a real life village where, what may be, the smartest people on earth reside. The people of the North Sentinel Islands live in isolation from the outside world. Located in India on the Bay of Bengal, they are one of the few tribes left on earth living untouched and uninfluenced by the outside world. Contrary to what we have all been taught to believe, people can exist without the so-called “advances” that make up our current way of life. Known as the Sentinelese, the people of this remote island keep to themselves. There is no “welcome mat” out front as you approach this land. As a matter fact, it would be accurate to say the exact opposite is true. Visitors, snoops, interlopers, scientists, adventurers and the proverbial missionaries are all greeted the same way-with arrows and spears.   

Read more... check on the December 7th edition of Scoop USA Media

Remembering David Fattah

“Be nice!” That was David Fattah’s catch phrase, as well as, his walking away words to everyone he met. Meeting people is what David Fattah did. His business card modestly said he was the Director of Community Outreach for the House of Umoja. Anyone familiar with David and his work for young people, knows he was much more. He was a community leader, educator, counselor, a provider of food, information, jobs, network building and much more than I can list in this space. Most important, he was the “wise old head” for decades to whom anyone in the community could turn to for help. H.O.U., the legendary “Boys Town” of Philadelphia where many of the city’s young soldiers of the “gang war” era for the first time in their lives found the love and nurturing of family was his home. David was the patriarch of that family. Using a combination of tough love and intellect, he would educate “hard guys” about the history of whom they are and the power they possess. He strongly believed that “knowledge of self” is the launching pad for all anyone can become. 

To Read more, go to Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018

Resolutions for the New Year

In a couple of days we will all be faced with that age old decision, of whether or not, to make a new year resolution. The idea of using the beginning of a year as motivation to put a stake in the ground and commit ourselves to doing better in the days to come, is noble and commendable. Or, they would be, if only we actually did any of the things we pledged. Research has concluded that eighty percent of new year resolutions made are broken by the end of February. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, December 28, 2018

Memories and dreams in the New Year

“What are you doing Near Year’s Eve?” This popular query was the unofficial theme for the big night when we would annually put an entire year of life into our memories. This saying, was something, of a phrase of a question, that for decades ruled as the post Christmas Day greeting or ice breaker. Maybe it’s my overactive imagination, but it seems to me, that for many years everyone I knew was doing something on New Year’s Eve. People of all ages seemed to have activities planned. The night of December 31 was rife with parties big and small. In the era when ballrooms, remember when Ballrooms thrived around the city, it seemed they were all booked on the biggest party night of the year. During my young adult years which occurred during the “disco” revolution, the dance clubs did brisk business on this night. Many of you will remember; Club Serendipity, The International Astro Disc, The Sex Machine, Whispers, and the legendary,  Impulse Disco.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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The equal fights movement

With each passing week, it seems to me the difference in behavior between boys and girls or young men and young women becomes increasingly blurred. As a youngster growing up in West Philly, my recollection was of boys and girls conducting themselves very differently. I have memories of the young ladies speaking with what my curious ears grasped as a better command of the language. They spoke with words and sentence structure that chimed in a pattern much closer to what the teachers used in school. What I perceived as the sweet words coming from their mouths was far removed from the slang-filled corrupted English that was muttered as the boys huddled in the playground or on the front steps. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

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Weather or not?

 Maybe it’s me, but am I the only one who’s getting confused by the weather forecasts?

It seems to me that not so long ago, the reporting of the weather report was simply a couple of minutes of straight forward information that you and your family could use. This was in the day when a fellow named Jim O’Brien delivered the forecast as part of a young Action News team. On the other channel, a youthful weatherman named Herb Clarke told us how we needed to dress tomorrow.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019

JUNIOUS STANTON

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Is The United States Approaching the Thucydides Trap?

“The phrase ‘Thucydides’s Trap’ was coined by an American political scientist and Harvard professor, Graham T. Allison, to describe the phenomena of a rising power and an established dominant power almost always breaking into conflict. He took the term from the writings of Thucydides who was writing on the state of Greek affairs in The History of the Peloponnesian War which describes a series of wars between Athens and Sparta that changed the balance of power in Greece.”

  https://www.quora.com/What-is-Thucydides’s-Trap

 The politicians and the corporate mind control apparatus program us to believe the United States is the good guys, the exceptional and indispensable nation, the sole repository of morality and goodness in the world. This is propaganda to brainwash the masses into acquiescing to the American global empire and its plunder rape and degradation of the people and the planet. The US currently has over eight hundred military bases in seventy countries around the world and this doesn’t count drone bases and co

US Life Expectancy rates continue to decline

“Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in a bleak series of reports that showed a nation still in the grip of escalating drug and suicide crises. The data continued the longest sustained decline in expected life span at birth in a century, an appalling performance not seen in the United States since 1915 through 1918. That four-year period included World War I and a flu pandemic that killed 675,000 people in the United States and perhaps 50 million worldwide.”

  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-life-expectancy-d eclines-again-a-dismal-trend-not-seen-since-world-war-i/2018/11/28/ae58bc8c-f28c-11e8-bc79-68604ed88993_story.html?utm_term=. a0cda8695d8b

The US Center for Disease Control just issued a report indicating life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017. This is the third year in a row a decline has been reported. Health officials are concerned about the trend and are attempting to ascertain exactly why this is happening. Read more... check out the December 7th edition Scoop USA Media. 

Bizarro World

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” - William Casey former Director of CIA

We live in a virtual Bizzaro World like in the old Superman comics where Superman’s antagonist Bizarro, a Frankenstein like version of Superman, was banished to Bizarro World, a place where everything was the exact opposite of our reality.  Up was down, first was last, good was bad, wrong was right, white was black, logical was illogical, giving was taking, insanity was sane, liberty was tyranny, etc. In our version of Bizzaro World deceit is truth, exploitation is generosity, oppression is freedom, genocide is life, war is peace and evil is righteousness.

 Examples of just how steeped in Bizzaro World we are were put on vivid display this past week, when CNN fired Marc Lamont Hill for speaking truth at the United Nations, of all places, and the ruling class and media adulation following the death of past President George H.W. Bush.


Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Procrastination

Procrastination: putting off or delaying or deferring an action to a later time.

They say procrastination is the assassin of success. We all have procrastinated at one time or another, we avoided, delayed or put off doing something that needed to be done, we didn’t want to do or some assignment we were given for any number of reasons: laziness, disinterest, feelings of inadequacy etc.

 Procrastination keeps us from fulfilling our dreams, accomplishing what needs to be done; it circumvents our greatness and it is a form of personal sabotage that keeps us from exerting the needed brain power and energy to get things done. Success is the accomplishment or completion of a goal, to be successful requires action, doing, getting up and making things happen. Procrastination thwarts this because procrastination is a form of inaction, misplaced priorities and failure to do which are all counter productive.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, December 28, 2018

Living 2019 on purpose

As we enter the New Year, let’s focus on ways to empower ourselves, enhance our health on a personal, community and global level. As a people we need to be more conscious of our inner and outer worlds and work towards being our truest and greatest selves in order to turn this world around and make it a better place to live. The New Year is a great opportunity to forge new life paths, life goals and work to improve ourselves, our environment and the world.

We are all extensions of the DIVINE, we are sparks from the GREAT I AM and as such we should live our lives in full cognizance of this reality. As extensions of the DIVINE we have the same essence and power as the CREATOR only in lesser amount. We have the power of imagination, the ability to create in our mind’s eye images and scenarios we want to make real and manifest in our lives. As such we have an obligation to think good thoughts, envision positive outcomes, and generate positive energy and emotions that influence our immediate surroundings and the people we interact with.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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Martin Luther King Jr. vs. the Military Industrial Complex

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government” Martin Luther King Jr. April 4, 1967

One year to the day before his murder by the United States’ imperial forces, Martin Luther King Jr. gave a profoundly well thought out and cogent speech at Riverside Church in New York City on why he opposed the Vietnam War. In it King gave a history of Western imperialism in Southeast Asia, how the United States stepped in to fill the European colonial vacuum after the French were run out of Vietnam. He gave a detailed synopsis of the Vietnamese people’s struggle for freedom and how the US callously rejected their attempts to forge friendly relationships with America.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

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We’ve lost our moral compass

“Neither god, nor angels, or just men, command you to suffer for a single moment. Therefore it is your solemn and imperative duty to use every means, both moral, intellectual, and physical that promises success.” Henry Highland Garnet 1865.

Africans in America have experienced horrific abuses, desecration, dehumanization and degradation at the hand of Euro-Americans. In the midst of our travails we always had leaders most of whom remain unknown and uncelebrated who urged our people on, exhorted them to keep the faith to resist and struggle for freedom and righteousness. As we commemorate the four hundred years in this hemisphere, let us not consign all our recollections to our debasement and degradation. Let us remember our successes and triumphs despite the overwhelming odds, systemic violence and sanctioned oppression.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019

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U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's 2018 Youth Summit a success in Philly!

The Federal government’s largest drug law enforcement branch recently hosted one of the city’s largest ever youth summit’s on drug prevention and awareness, on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, on Temple University’s main campus.

 The emcee/hostess for the event was Jennifer Lewis-Hall, local television news anchor/public affairs director of PHL 17-Television. 

 Approximately 300-400 youth attended the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) “2018 Youth Drug Summit” – this was the DEA-Philadelphia Field Office’s first foray in producing and executing a major public summit aimed at youth.

Read Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018 edition 

Impact of Divorce for married and dating couples in the workplace

Healthy personal relationships are significant for anyone that’s dating or married.  Although dating and marital relationships are personal, the extent of how healthy and prosperous the relationship is often impacts the level of productivity of personnel in the workplace.  Happy dating or married personnel are usually productive and engaged workers.  But people who are in estranged dating or marital relationships are often distracted employees and their quality of work suffers.  How does divorce impact professional workplace performance?  Let’s explore this.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

The pain of loneliness, Holiday blues

The holidays are extremely festive for most, but dreaded by others who feel an overwhelming sense of loneliness. 

Loneliness has nothing to do with the absence of people in your life. You can physically be around and engage a lot of people every day, but if you are disconnected spiritually and socially, then you are truly alone.  

In his Psychology Today article, '10 Surprising Facts About Loneliness,' Dr. Guy Winch says that "over 40% of us will feel the aching pangs of loneliness at some point in our lives."

Dr. Winch goes further to explain that "Loneliness does not depend on how many friends or relationships you have. Loneliness depends entirely on the subjective quality of your relationships—on whether you feel emotionally and/or socially disconnected from those around you." 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 4, 2019 

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You get what you pay for: The risk of hiring high talent candidates!

"Sorry, you're overqualified!"  Many high talent people have had their high hopes dashed in job interviews by this crushing rejection statement. What's bazaar is that high talent applicants are being rejected for being 'qualified' - duh! I may be in the minority, but I always felt that this was the dumbest basis for disqualifying job applicants.

Read more, Scoop USA Media, January 18, 2019

REV. DR. WM. ROCKY BROWN, 3RD

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The greatest night of all

There are many great nights mentioned in the Bible.  Some of them are laden with tragedy and others are bright with hope.  

It was a great night when God sent his death angel down into Egypt.   This meant tragedy for the Egyptians, for the firstborn in every home died that night.  But, it meant salvation for the Israelites because they were safe behind the Blood of Lamb without blemish.  This was a picture of the salvation that we enjoy in Christ Jesus. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, November 30, 2018

Jesus is the Reason

This message is based on one of the two fishing episodes that we find in the Bible where fishermen spent the whole night on the sea and caught nothing.  Nobody gets pleasure out of going fishing and catching nothing.  And in this particular incident, the people back home were counting on the success of these fishermen for fishing was their vocation. 


To read more Jesus is the Reason, go to Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018 edition. 

Our Christmas traditions

We do things in life because they have become a tradition or custom.  They become so much a part of our cultural existence that we do them without questioning or understanding why.  We just do them because it has always been done.  We need to be careful about that because we can do something wrong for so long that we began to believe that it is right. 

We have Christmas traditions and customs that we follow and very few of us know why or their meaning or where the idea came from.  We just do it.  Our story goes back at least 4,000 years ago.  It begins in Mesopotamia, called the cradle of civilization.  Here Christmas really began as the festival that renewed the world for another year. 


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Watch Night Service

On New Years Eve many of us will gather in church for the purpose of praying the Old Year out and the New Year in.  Traditionally this is called “Watch Night Service.”

In many African – American Churches, this has been the most important prayer meeting of the Christian year.  For we gather to thank God for keeping us through the past year and to be found in a state of prayer on bended knees in “God’s House, when the clock strikes 12 midnight and the New Year begins.

Now the act of being on bended knees at the midnight hour is supported by the spiritual belief among Black folk that a good ending and beginning are necessary ingredients for the Christian year.  You see, Black Theology believes God can and will forgive the sins of the past year in a special way on this night that closes the year and opens up the New Year.  This golden moment affords the child of God the annual opportunity to make a new resolution to live a more “Holy Life.”

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

What to do for a successful New Year

Last year 2018 was a year full of trials and tribulations as well as joys and good times for just about all of us.  Each of us has had happy moments we want to remember for years to come as well as sad moments we wish to forget. But through it all, the Lord our God kept us wrapped in His arms of protections and we should be able to say regardless of what happened last year, “THANK YOU JESUS, you’ve been so good to me”!

I believe this New Year ‘2019’ can and will be a good year if each and every one of us would do the following:

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 4, 2019

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Brother Martin, Happy Birthday

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who had hoped to be an inspiring preacher in a quiet small community.  Instead, by the time of his death he had led tens of millions of people into shattering the system of Southern segregation, splintering it beyond any possibility of restoration.  He had fashioned a mass Black electorate which eliminated overt racism from political campaigns and accumulated political power for African Americans beyond any they had ever possessed in their history in the United States.  Above all, with these and other accomplishments, be brought a new and higher dimension of human dignity to the African American Experience.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 18, 2019

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He Fixed The Pipe

LORD, BLESS US AS WE LIVE TO BLESS OTHERS. AMEN. 

  We had a problem at church, one day with some water pipes that were leaking. The Chairman of our Trustee Board, Charles Thompson, was having a hard time finding someone to fix the problem. So after doing some praying and searching he remembered he had an old friend that did some plumbing work for him in the past. He called him and the guy met him at the church. The guy sized up the job and said,” I’ll be right back.” When he came back, he had new piping and all kinds of supplies that were needed to fix the plumbing problem. He started the work, not saying a word as Bro Charles looked on. Well, after about 4 hours he was finished and Bro Charles said to him, “Give me the bill so we can pay you.” The guy looked at Bro. Charles and said, “I’m not going to give you a bill for the supplies or my services. No, all that I want for the work I’ve done is for you to ask the church to pray for me and if they ask you my name just tell them, “ The Man Who Fixed The Pipe!”    

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 25, 2019

SHERRI JOHNSON

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Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “It’s time for a REBOOT!”

It is almost the end of the year and we have our final article for 2018 from our in-house life coach teaching us how to reboot for the New Year. Let us learn and reboot together. 

As the year is quickly coming to a close people begin to deeply reflect on all that has occurred throughout the year. Thinking on all the gains, losses, pros and cons, glows and grows is very common. As you think about your future and life in general I want to challenge you to look at things differently as you begin to REBOOT your life. 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 7, 2018

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Maranda presents: A Holy Christmas available now!

One of the most successful breakout artists this year has released a brand new album. Maranda Curtis is currently celebrating the success of her new album, Open Heaven, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts.  It has also spent over six months as a Billboard Top-25 Current Gospel Album, making her one of the Top-10 Independent becoming a household name.

From her talented worship and praise music to her songs for the season Christmas project that celebrates the joys of the holiday, Maranda blends various musical arrangements with octave breaking vocals to usher us into the Christmas season. The project is titled "A Holy Christmas and is produced by Grammy nominee Dana Sorey.   Some featured guests that include Benita Jones, Amante Lacey, Dr. Kevin Bond and several others.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018. 

Scenes from “Just Jesus” musical play

This past Sunday, True Light Fellowship Church hosted its first Christmas musical drama production on the birth of Christ.  Written and directed by Priscilla Baker (TLFC Drama Ministry Leader) the play began with a foreshadowing of mothers who had lost their male babies under the age of two due to the order sent by order of King Herod (from the Bible) after hearing that the birth of Jesus meant he would be king.

All subsequent scenes showed the journey of Jesus’ miraculous birth from when the angel appeared to Mary and told her that she was “highly favored” and that she would conceive a baby by the Holy Spirit, which would be the “Son of God” to Mary becoming startled by the angel.  She then questioned him how could she conceive a child when she had not been with a man.  The angel proceeded to tell her what the Lord sent him to do.  With that news, she slowly accepted the will of the Lord.


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 21, 2018. 

The Caldwell Family Christmas CD Release

Singing duo David & Trina Caldwell along their children David III and Dai’Onna debuted their Christmas release, “Caldwell Family Christmas” this past Sunday at True Light 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2018Fellowship Church (TLFC) in Philadelphia to a full house. The new project is full of creative and ambitious rearrangements of Christmas favorites from “O Come All Ye Faithful” to “Silent Night.”  Original compositions includes, “Little Drummer Girl” featuring Dai’Onna Caldwell, “There’s No Other Name,” and “It Belongs to You.” 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, December 28, 2018

Watch Night Service

Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America symbolizes the historical fact, that on the night of Dec. 31, 1862 during the Civil War, free and freed blacks living in the Union States gathered at churches and/or other safe venues, while thousands of their enslaved black sisters and brothers knelt and prayed on plantations across America waiting for President Abraham Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation into law. The Emancipation Proclamation legally recognized that the Civil War was fought for slavery.

One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continue the tradition to celebrate the fact that they are the survivors of a people who were defined in the U.S. Constitution as three-fifths human, shackled in chains and denied the right to vote. It is now used as an evening to usher in the New Year in praise and prayer.


Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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Supreme Empowerment Week with KaMyka Glenn “Pursuit of Happiness”

It is the first empowerment article of 2019 with our in house life coach, KaMyka Glenn. As we are trying to reach our highest goals in our lives let us learn the proper techniques to implement as we pursue happiness personally and professionally. 


Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

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Are you embodying all that you are?

Are you acknowledging the indigenous culture within you? What happened during the colonization of our people is that we had to totally reject our indigenous ways to survive in the new system. That was the exchange. Your culture for their culture. Many of us we don’t think of ourselves as indigenous. We automatically think of Native American Indians. They were not the only indigenous people — we exist all over the world. From New Zealand to Africa to Southeast Asia, there are indigenous people everywhere.

It didn’t dawn on me initially that I was an indigenous person. If you are an African American descendants of slaves, you came from indigenous cultures. 


Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, November 30, 2018

When will we stop running from ourselves

Stop allowing people to tell you that you can change the system. They tell you that you can change the system from within. They tell you if you just work a little harder, get to high positions in the system, it will change. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality you have two choices. You can be in the system or outside of the system. There is no in between. It’s a fallacy to believe that you can change the system because it’s a system. And you willfully participate in on a daily basis. So they will tell you, the more you participate in the system, the system will adapt and change which is false. After all these years in this system, we keep believing that the system is changing. It’s not changing. It’s just repackaging itself to make you feel like it changed. It didn’t!


Read more... check out the December 7, 2018 edition of Scoop USA Media. 

We are the only capitalists

Capitalism. Are we the only ones still practicing capitalism because it doesn’t look like anyone else is? The dollar circulates in the Jewish community for over 20 days while the Asian dollar circulates one month before leaving its community. The white dollar circulates from 17 days while the Black American Descendant of Slaves dollar circulates for a few minutes before leaving the community. Free market capitalism means that the person with the lowest price gets the business. According the data above, Asian dollars aren’t following free market capitalism. Their business stays within their communities higher than any other community. We glorify these numbers when in fact they are not a good sign for us but a sign of insulation. It’s the complete opposite of free market capitalism — it’s protectionism.


Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018 

Our children are the Biggest losers

The childhoods for black children and white children are starkly different. White children’s childhood are free and liberating. They get to explore the world around them. They live in spaces that encompass playing in spacious backyards, climbing trees, and some type of body of water (including a makeshift pool, lake, swimming pool, etc.). The childhood of a black child often include black limitation, and fear. Instead of being free and liberating, childhood for black children are restricted and confined. Our neighborhoods are not safe spaces for us to explore and investigate. Black children are often locked into strict rules that don’t allow for their development.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

Sorry excuses

There are entirely too many sorry excuses for men in the city of Brotherly Love. I’m talking about men who don’t offer their seat on public transportation to elders and women with children. It’s so bad the public transportation authority had to start a public etiquette campaign with slogans like “Dude it’s rude, take a stand, offer your seat.” And still after years of this campaign, they still remain seated. It seems that even these not so subtle hints have not changed the norms of men in this city.

It is the norm for men in this city to be rude, apathetic, and self involved. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2018

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Who are we?

This is an unending question in the African American community. Who are we? Are we the Descendants of Africans enslaved in the US? Are we the descendants of Egyptians or the descendants of Israel? Are we both? The schools of thought on our origin stories cause so much confusion within the African American community. The majority of us have just given up and relegate ourselves to being unknown people. One can’t really decipher who we are without a benefit of doubt.

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

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A Day of Absence from Facebook

Lawd, Lawd, Lawd, me stay off Facebook and Instagram too, for a whole 24 hours? Are you crazy? Are you kidding? But yes, that is what I determined I would do on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in support of my NAACP. Surely I’ll die before the day is out.

I had no idea my addiction, (Yes I said it. My addiction), to Facebook and Instagram was so intense. To get on Facebook and Instagram every day, 5 to 10 times a day, is just like breathing, to me.  


Don’t forget about the Paul Robeson House and Museum

There are so many wonderful treasures in Philadelphia and one of them is the Paul Robeson House and Museum. Operated by the nonprofit called the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the Paul Robeson House is a location where this great man Paul Robeson once lived. Yes he actually lived there. The executive Director of the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is Vernoca L. Michael and she works smart and hard every day to see to it that people do not forget about the Robeson House in all its glory. I always wonder how many young people know the name Paul Robeson and what he was all about, in our Black History.

  Read more... check on the December 7th edition of Scoop. 

The Philadelphia King Association Still Doing Good Deeds Year Round

I am proud to share that the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence is still up to throwing a Holiday Celebration for underprivileged children in Philadelphia.  Because many of the children who are invited to attend the events come from area homeless shelters and from low income homes, I won’t give the location for these events in this column.   These programs are invitation only. The worst thing that could happen is that I write about these events in my column and then readers of the SCOOP spread the word, and a ton of children show up who were not invited and the King Association doesn’t have enough toys for everyone. That would be awful.

To read more, view Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018

Saluting Congressman Bob Brady

I don’t care what the Washington Post, or any other news media outlet has to say about Philadelphia’s own, United States Congressman Robert P. Brady. 

In my book, he’s been a great elected official, for eleven terms as a Congressman representing Pennsylvania. He’s always been a champion of the people, and guess what? Even in his elevation/election to Congress, he never forgot from whence he came. The Bob Brady you would see on the steps of the capitol in D.C. was the same Bob Brady you’d see heading off to a Philadelphia Eagles game. In my head, Bob Brady was like the guy next door, just regular. He didn’t say a lot of hundred dollar words. He wasn’t about a lot of fashion, pomp and circumstance. With Bob Brady, what you see, is what you get.

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

From my heart to yours

Thank God, we’ve made it to another year. Happy New Year to all our SCOOP Readers, Advertisers, SCOOP Columnist, Staff and owner/ publisher, Sheri Darden. Peace and Blessings to each of you.

As I pondered what would be the subject of my first column for the year 2019, I quickly came to the conclusion that it is my duty to share several critical things with you.

Number one, in this 2019 and beyond, please support the SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper. The SCOOP has been in existence for over 55 years. Our founder and first publisher, R. Sonny Driver passed away on December 28, 2017 at the age of 91. He was the lightening force behind this community newspaper, which for years, some thought of as only “a bar paper.” But the truth of the matter is that the SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper, over the years, under the leadership of one R. Sonny Driver, transformed into a community newspaper that al lof  those “in the know,” sought out, every Friday, once the SCOOP was delivered to all points Delaware Valley

Read more on Scoop USA Media, January 4, 2019.

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A One On One With Dr. William Tucker

On January 15, 2019, had Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still been alive, he would have been ninety years old. He was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. The late Dr. C. Delores Tucker and her husband Dr. William Tucker, worked and marched side by side with Dr. King on many occasion. Hon. Dr. C. Delores Tucker and a group of community leaders held the first Philadelphia luncheon is 1984, as a way to raise funds for the establishment of Martin Luther King’s birthday as a federal holiday, which was first celebrated in 1986.  Dr. Tucker officially formed the King Association in 1983 at the request of Mr. Coretta Scott King.  Mrs. King knew that Philadelphia held a special place in her husband’s heart and thought it fitting to have a permanent organization dedicated to his ideals of peace and freedom here in the city.

Read more on Scoop USA Media January 18, 2019.

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Doing what Dr.King would have done

The 39th Philadelphia Police District, Philadelphia Police Clergy and the Community Advisory Group for the 39th Police District gave away 30 thousand pounds of free food Saturday, January 19, 2019  outside in front of the 39th Police District Headquarters. Over 500 people came out to get that special assistance, including some, who are Federal Government Workers who haven’t gotten a paycheck in our 30 days, thanks to the Donald Trump Federal Government partial shut down.  According to Bishop R.T. Jones, a member of the Police Clergy organization, anyone from around the city who is low on food and who can get to the 39th Police District Headquarters, are welcome to come. 

Read more on Scoop USA , January 25, 2019

TYRONE REED

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Linda and David have moved on! Now who is picking up the Baton?

Hey! Hey! Hey! What’s up Everybody? How’s Everything? I trust everyone is doing the best they can with what they have, using the words by my great Pastor, the Reverend Joe Williams, Shepard of Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church. Right-on with the Write-on SCOOP USA Readers, Friends and Supporters! 

Ladies and Gentlemen, my Brothers and Sisters, last week I spoke briefly about Mandela’s 100th B-Day Celebration. I was so filled and enthused with the great sharing, the cultural enlightenment and Hugs/Love exchanges, I would love to give you the real rundown of that day; but, I can only give you another brief insight because another major development came about.  I sincerely apologize.


Trudy Haynes’ 92nd Birthday and 50th Show celebrations, on to Iyanla Vazant Empowering the WURD

 Hello my SCOOP USA family and Friends!!! It is truly a Blessing to once again share with you the beauty of, “What makes this world, what God intended it to be.”   Beautiful!” Yes, yes, yes it is a marvelous feeling when I can sit and write about things that are forwarding and fabulous. This past week was filled with heartbreaks, senseless murders and the many things that tear our community apart but the Creator has also added the uplifting grace and glory of people and things that are dear and near to us to get us through the gloom and doom of our times. 


Read more... check out the December 7, 2018 edition of Scoop USA Media. 

Conversing with Rep. Stephen Kinsey, 201st Legislative District, the New Chairman of the (PLBC)

  Greetings SCOOP USA family and friends. Greetings my brothers and sisters, ladies and gentlemen. Wow! I had a tremendous weekend. From enjoying the loving bliss of a new union (I love weddings) to reconnecting with that Historic and Power Packed phenomenon which happened back on July 4, 1993 at the Civic Center, when Nelson Mandela came to us to say, “Thank you!” Yes our Good Brother Godfrey Sithope from the African National Congress is keeping the dream and its historical significance alive celebrating one of Our Great African Brothers, the former President of South Africa the late, great Nelson Mandela. A Celebration for his 100th Birthday was held to honor his lasting achievements, revisiting his journey and his walk to glory. I will share this glorious and awesome celebration next week, so please stay tuned. 


Read more at Scoop USA Media, December 14, 2018.

Mandela 100th birthday celebration, as promised

HELLO SCOOP USA Readers, Friends and Supporters. Thank you for your faithful support and sharing our information with Family and Friends. For those of you who have been reading my columns and waiting for me to finish sharing the excellent day I had at the Mandela’s 100th B-Day Celebration, “ Here it is!!!” CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIVES OF NELSON MANDELA and ALBERTINA SISULU held at the Calvary United Methodist Church. 

In all sincerity, the day was extremely intriguing and full of good stuff from songs and dances to walks down memory lane exploring the many issues stemming from Apartheid in South Africa boycott legislation created in Philadelphia (and across the country) to the Freedom of Nelson Mandela. It was a historical action packed day and for me, the showing of Film Mandela at the Philadelphia Civic Center on July 4, 1993 brought an unusual mesmerizing heartfelt atmosphere that captivated the minds of everyone who was present. This celebration was one of those holy-ghost good times when folks just lost their composure and went with the flow, screaming, shouting and jumping up and down while the praises seemed like they weren’t ever going to stop!!! 

Read more on Scoop USA Media, December 28, 2018. 

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Another extraordinary weekend

Greeting Ladies and Gentlemen. Peace My Brothers and Sisters! Today I would love to share with you another extraordinary weekend. Yes, I do  believe I have info you can use. First, you know there's a mega commercial and powerful saying: Just Do It! It may  be wonderful, truly amazing for some things but there are some things you just don't do!!! The Mexican Border Wall has created a political stand-off. Some say, "Just Do It!" Others say, "No You Won't!" This division is crippling the nation while creating unwarranted HARDSHIPS!!! While this national tragedy is very important to discussed, I'm going to use another angle in moving our conversation forward. Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, I say conversation because as I write, I'm feeling you and believing we are connecting/sharing with one another. Thanks for understanding. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019

VONDA KLINE

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How to deal with toxic family members

A lot of us think that just because we are family we have to deal with or put up with toxic, difficult and jealous family members and allow them to treat us anyway they want or feel like. And a lot of people do just that. Either they are afraid to speak up or they  become passive because they don’t want any arguments and want to keep the peace. So, they go on living this way in this toxic environment. Being in a situation like this is not healthy at all. You will be suffering on the inside and faking it on the outside and you will always find yourself trying to be a people pleaser. 


Unmistaken Love

I am not a doctor or a professor with a Ph.D background in psychology, but as I read and meditate on the word of God, (The Bible) He reveals things to me for my own understanding. God gives me the patience so that I don’t jump into things that are not for me and that I might later regret. He gives me the respect for myself and therefore, I respect others. God filled me with his love, therefore, I didn’t have to go outside seeking something that was lust and mistaking it for love like I used to do. 

Why herbs work

We all know how important it is to take care of our bodies. We know we must eat healthy and work out physically and mentally so that our minds can be healthy and fit also. We know that supplements for the body are also a key important component as well. There are a lot of doctors and nutritionists that are well- informed and know all about herbs and the right supplements one should take for their bodies, and I had to take advantage of the opportunity to speak with this one person who is very knowledgeable in herbs and healing. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, December 28, 2018

Fit and fabulous workout! Happy New Year!

 Let’s start the New Year off with leg and abdominal exercises. What do you do to exercise your likes? My favorite exercise is Squats. 

First: Warm Up on Treadmill or Stationary Bike for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. After that you want to always stretch your legs. Stretching before and after any kind of exercise is really important because it helps warm up the muscles, you are about to work on, which may help prevent injury. Stretching after a workout is equally important because it may help reduce muscle soreness – as well as to help get your muscles back to your original length. 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 4, 2019

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Fit & Fabulous: Biceps

Hey what’s up everybody! Once again Happy New Year 2019 – How’s your New Year’s Resolution Goals coming along? This whole month of January is about working out and training your body and this week is biceps and triceps training. The bicep is a two-headed muscle consisting of a long head and short head. Another muscle that tends to be forgotten is the brachialis, which lies beneath the bicep. And when well developed it can actually push your biceps up more to provide a better peak when flexing. So, let’s get started! 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 18, 2019

Fit & Fabulous: Shoulders

This week it’s all about the shoulders – The Deltoid Muscle is the big muscle on the shoulder. It has three parts the front “Anterior,” middle “Lateral” and back ‘Posterior,” the front part helps to lift the arm up forwards (flexion) and; the back part helps to lift the arm up backwards (extension). 

Read more, Scoop USA Newspaper, January 25, 2019