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BILL ALLEN

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Black Journalist Matter

The Philadelphia Association of black Journalist held its Annual Black Media Access Workshops at the West Philadelphia High School on May 18, 2019.

The event serves as a community advocate and public relations information service project and process that helps improve messaging.

It takes more than just sending out a breaking news announcement or invitation to an event to get press coverage.

Black Press Members, Black Journalist are extremely willing to help, assist, guide you in getting your announcements heard.

Black Journalist however need you to be better at producing your press releases, your who, what, when and why.

You need to be aware of your target audience.

You need to be aware of the specific media platform you are using.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019


Allegra D. Muhammad

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When two or three gather…Part II

Wilmington, DE- The Bible says, “ For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” On Saturday, June 30, 2019 at Walt’s Chicken in Wilmington, Delaware, Socializing With A Purpose (SWAP, Inc.) will host its second quarterly meeting. The agenda for this luncheon will focus on one of the Hopes of SWAP which states, “To Create A Networking System That Is Based on Honesty and Trust.”

Oftentimes we do not trust each other and that makes doing business almost impossible. Also, we must learn again to be able to take people at their word by being honest. My grandmother used to say, “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” I must say, to see what I had in my mind come into fruition, with a positive and productive interaction among the Women, was a piece of heaven on Earth. We do care about each other when we are put in a nourishing environment. The next invitation only luncheon for SWAP, God willing is schedule for June.

Entertaining strangers

Wilmington, DE- The word stranger according to the dictionary is defined as a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar. In the Bible it says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.” Oftentimes we do not see the value in ourselves not to mention one another, so we can mishandle a person without blinking an eye. One of the problems we have in our families, our communities, our country and the world is the lack of mutual respect. The connection we have with the Creator is not even a thought in the minds of many people. This detachment to The Giver of Life has the world, the country, our communities and our families devoid of appearing civilized.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

Good people do suffer

Wilmington, DE- The word suffer is defined as an experience or subjected to something bad or unpleasant according to the dictionary. The Bible says, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” so do not think because you join a Church or Mosque that all your problems will be solved. Some of us, may think if we go more and do everything right, we will not have any misfortune, but this is one way God gets us to rely totally on Him.

How would we know God was a healer if we were never sick? Now for some people, the test maybe for the love one left behind after someone dies. To loose someone that you love is very, very, very hurtful and you wish nobody you love dies, but that is not the system that God set-up. Everyone that is born will die at some point of their life, but until then live life with purpose and get a support system which makes the suffering a little more bareable.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Ignorance is Dangerous

The word ignorant is defined as lacking knowledge, information or awareness about a particular thing.  We all are ignorant to something, but we should always be seeking to learn more.  The Bible says, “ My people are destroyed from the lack of knowledge”.  Do we ask questions when we do not know or understand something? Do we go get a book on the subject? Okay, do we Google it? How can we perform our daily functions and we do not have the knowledge to improve our condition by the information we posses.  Have you noticed that most products keep with instructions? Do we read the labels before using a product? What about the warning label? We must continue to network with each other so we can learn from each other.  Oftentimes, someone you know have the answer or someone they are acquainted with have the answer, but we cannot connect to that information having a closed mouth.  They say, “ A close mouth do not get fed”. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

Prescription of Fasting

Wilmington, DE - Fasting is when one voluntarily abstains from any food or drink. Most religions have some form of fasting that is practiced in one way or another, to observe their belief system. In the Bible it says, “Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenantthe Ten Commandments.” I am not suggesting that we do what Moses did, but we need to tap in to the power of fasting. Most people have fasted in some form at least once in their life time, but what would happen if we do it on a regular basis? Once a month or once a year for 30 days? A person has to be disciplined to deny yourself food and drink for a specified period of time. Throughout the Bible praying and fasting went hand in hand when someone or a group was trying to get a blessing from God. It is something about denying yourself that is absolute power. In the Bible it says, “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

The Journey back to God

According to the dictionary, the word journey is defined as a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. We may think because we go to Church every week or a Mosque every week that we are with God already. Sometimes because we think we have arrived, we stop trying to get there. Listen, until we are in 100% submission to God, we still have a ways to go on this journey back to God. The Bible says, “So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect,” that is our instruction, that is our goal so until we are perfect, we have work to do on Self. We as individuals may have a different set of shortcomings to deal with, but we must know that it is possible to reflect God even with our little light. As we grow in understanding, faith and submission to God, our light will become brighter, and brighter by each day. We need a good support system to accomplish the said above. It is very important to come together with like-minded people. We must be able to see the God potential in another person, so we will respect our differences and unify while learning another side of God. The Bible talks about “The Coat of Many Colors,” I see it as different minded people coming together we are a coat, apart we are just a piece of fabric.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

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A spirit to serve

In the Bible it says, “The greatest among you will be your servant.”  We have to be willing to service your family, your community and your nation.  Yes, we all have things to do, but some of our time must be given to people that need our HELP.  Developing a spirit to serve is easy if you are striving to be Christ like.  Ask yourself, what would God want me to do today? How do God want me to spend my money? Who does God want me to help today? Where would my time, energy, wisdom, talent, skills, etcetera best be utilize today? We must go out into the highways and byways just like Jesus to began for some people and continue for others people, serving our community to make it BETTER.  How will you know when you have a spirit to serve? When you can serve when nobody is looking, you are not getting paid to do it and you enjoy helping.  You may even see it as “fun” like me.  Also, you are constantly thinking of other things you can do next.  

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

Haru Sen Haru

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Not everyone loves the Sunshine (Part 5)

Of course climate change is real. Historically, it gets cold in the winter, and the climate changes to warm in the summer months. There is your climate change. It has been going on for millions of years! This is natural climate change.

What is unnatural, and what presents a clear and present danger to all Life on Planet Earth, is the application of a worldwide artificial Geo-engineering climate change program, conceived by some evil people and carried out by some crazed scientists. These same scientists say that the new natural Climate Change Planet Earth is experiencing is bad. For example, Ray Larsen says “Climate change is having and will continue to have a bigger impact on humanity than the Internet has had or will have.” Yes, Global Warming or New Natural Climate Change is the greatest enemy to Vampires, and others of their kind, which characterizes many of Earth’s Evil Rulers, including some Extraterrestrials. It is also a problem for Fake Artificial Intelligence. It needs to be housed in a “cool” environment.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

How government criminal politicians work with banksters, money launderers to fleece “We the People”

According to a research article by Jamie Redman posted on the “Activist Post” website, March 12, 2019, an estimated $2 trillion dollars of money gained from illegal narcotic and human trafficking crimes are “washed clean” or money laundered annually through banks. Mega banks such as Wachovia, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsch Bank in Germany, ING in Amsterdam, Bank of Australia and many others have been “convicted” of money laundering. These banks use a variety of banking transactions to convert illegal money into legal commercial and banking transactions. These practices are so widespread that the best way to stop this is to change all banks into interest free public banks or bank cooperatives.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Cherish your Heritage, Not History: On the other side of Time

Is the destiny of people classified as Negroid Melanin Dominant the same as those who are not Negroid Melanin Dominant? Do all people have the same future or fate? The quick response is to say “of course. We all are on the same Planet hurtling through the same space and time, together. This is a silly question”. Others say, “of course our fate or destiny are the same, because we all are going to meet Death”. Is the answer really that simple? Why do some people on the same plane, hurlting through space and time, survive a plane crash while others don’t? As far as Death is concerned, it obviously is not the end of life or existence, because life is constantly and continuously being renewed inspite of Death. So Death is not the ultimate Destiny or fate. Sharing superficial external conditions does not mean everyone experiences the same fate. If you have the ability to see into the future then you would be in a better position to answer this question? Well, we all have that ability because today is the future of yesterday. Clearly, today, not everyone is enjoying the same fate or destiny on Planet Earth and looking more narrowly, Negroid Melanin Dominant people, the ones still looking for justice from “Slavery”,  are not experiencing the same fate in comparison to the descendants of those ancestors who enslaved them for 250 years. Quality of living social indexes shows the fates between these two classes of people are substantially different today! 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

We Need the People, Not a Committee of Seventy

In Philadelphia and practically in every political district in America there are a plethora of political special interest groups all claiming to represent “We The People.” Or they claim they are acting in the best interests of “We The People.” They all have some plan, some strategy for “tweaking” the system to make it work better and more ethical. BS. America’s political system and governments are rotten to the core. It is worse than unethical. It is illegal and unlawful. Just ask the millions of people who call themselves Sovereign. Ask the millions of people who had their “assets forfeited” without due process. Ask the millions of people living paycheck to paycheck. And of course ask the millions of intergenerational victims of the Race War, wrongly called Slavery involving Human Trafficking and Satanic Sacrifices wrongly called lynching, who have yet to receive any justice nor an official apology from Politicians who manage government affairs.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

Stop voting for elected officials and put in place a Lottery to bring back Public Servants

As long as voting remains the main vehicle for selecting politicians the status quo of White Supremacy and Corrupt Corporate Governance will stay in place. It also means We The People will remain locked out of the political process. America’s Founding Fathers put in place centuries ago, a slick criminal political structure to keep elite groups like themselves in power.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

Our Savior has arrived: Part Four

The current President of these united States of America has pledged to “Make America Great Again”. His followers believe him. Donald Trump is a Savior to his people. Donald Trump was both prophesied and predicted long ago to become the President of these united States of America. Many also predict that he is going to be reelected as President. Is his reelection also a part of prophesy? Meaning, is his ascendancy to the Presidency related to a cosmic plan that is out of this world? Well members of the Sanhedrin believe so. The Sanhedrin is the highest religious authority of Almighty Father God’s Chosen People, the Jews, in the State of Israel. Do you know when Donald Trump won the presidential election, soon thereafter, he was beseeched by Sanhedrin leaders to help them rebuild Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem? Why is this significant? Because according to Almighty Father God’s Chosen People Jewish Messianic prophecy, their Messiah, Jesus the Christ, will come to Planet Earth once Solomon’s Temple is rebuilt and after a certain amount of blood sacrifices are made on its newly built altar. It seems the President has accepted the offer. He officially had the Embassy of the United States relocated from the city Tel Aviv after being there for 60 years, to Israel’s capital Jerusalem, much to the chagrin of other World Leaders, Congress and other V.I.P.’s. Very few other nations have their embassy in Jerusalem because of the emotional consternation it brings to certain religious groups and nationalities who also claim Jerusalem as their Holy Land. Well Trump, the Savior, obviously is beating to a different drummer and is not constricted by political correctness. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

JUNIOUS R. STANTON

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Best of enemies

There have been several films released the last two years focusing on 1950-70’s era Black-White relationships, The Green Book won an Oscar in 2018; that film was a reverse of the 1989 film, Driving Miss Daisy but in my opinion was a very well acted film. Now comes Best of Enemies which like The Green Book is based upon real life people, events and relationships. In this case the film is based upon a book entitled Best of Enemies; Race and Redemption In the New South written by Osha Gray Davidson, which was subsequently made into a documentary film.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 12, 2019

Little, provides a Big Message

The motion picture Little opened in theaters on April 12 and is doing very well at the box office for a low budget film. As of this writing the film has grossed $15,499,000 its first weekend coming in second to Shazam the multimillion dollar budget comic book character movie. Little is a fantasy that provides a powerful underlying message.

Little is the story of an up and coming IT entrepreneur named Jordan Sanders played by Regina Hall. Jordan Sanders is portrayed as a hard driving, insensitive and obnoxious person whose management style has alienated her employees, especially her chief assistant April played by Issa Rae. Hall’s character shares early in the film via flashbacks why she developed such a hard exterior.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

Authors and Artists

On April 7, 2019, the Cherry Hill African-American Civic Association, the South Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc and the Cherry Hill Public Library partnered to host their forth annual afternoon of creativity called Authors and Artists. Local authors and artists were on hand in the Cherry Hill Public Library’s lower level to sign their books, display their art and their crafts and meet and greet the public. The exhibition was free and open to the public and the collaborators were excited the program continues to grow year after year.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26

PASSHE Chancellor Greenstein comes to Cheyney

Daniel Greenstein the Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education visited Cheyney on April 26th to share his vision for the direction of Pennsylvania’s higher education system and its fourteen state owned universities. According to Greenstein the system needs to be redesigned and is in the early stages of establishing the design team which includes university presidents, the Board of Governors, an advisory committee and the chancellor. Greenstein and the design team are formulating the process.

Faculty, students and alumni came to hear what the Chancellor had to say especially given remarks he recently made during Senate budget hearings. Greenstein’s remarks were deemed by many to be in direct opposition to Cheyney’s efforts to regain full accreditation and move the university into a brighter future as a redesigned and reinvigorated university.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

Pilgrimage to Point Comfort Virginia to Honor the Ancestors

Dr. Molefi K. Asante and his MKA Institute for Afrocentric Studies sponsored a trip to Point Comfort in Virginia Saturday April 26. Entitled 400 Witnesses for 400 Years the pilgrimage left from the institutes’ headquarters to travel by motor coach to Hampton Virginia’s Fort Monroe and Hampton University. At Fort Monroe the travelers assembled around an historic marker by the water designating that spot as the place kidnapped Africans were brought ashore four hundred years ago in August of 1619.

Around the marker the pilgrims took pictures, shot videos, poured libations and conducted a ritual washing ceremony for all the participants. Immediately following the rituals the pilgrims boarded the bus and traveled the short distance to Hampton University where they ate lunch and participated in a program in the McGrew conference center produced by Doctors Asante, Mazama, Smith and others.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing, The Mueller Report

“Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election Volume I of II pages 1 and 2.

For over two years the corporate media has been obsessed with the notion the Russian government directly interfered with the 2016 election process ostensibly to ensure Donald Trump was the victor. Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee and the corporate mind control apparatus made it seem as if the Russians tampered with voting machines, contributed large amounts of money to the Trump campaign, brainwashed gullible and naïve Americans and colluded with the Trump campaign to alter the course of the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump. None of that is true.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

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Philadelphia Historic Commission designates former Institute of Colored Youth Site

On Friday, May 10, 2019 at its 681st stated meeting the Philadelphia Historical Commission recommended that the 915-25 Bainbridge Street and 610 S. Percy Street locations be designated as historical locations and listed in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The recommendation was made by the Historical Commission staff; the Commission provided a brief description of the properties and stated why this area and site were so significant in Philadelphia history.

The 19th century building that was built on that site housed the second building erected by Quakers for The Institute for Colored Youth the forerunner of Cheyney Normal School, Cheyney State Teachers College, Cheyney State College and now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. At that time the school relocated to Lombard Street in the city from the original farm school seven miles outside Philadelphia. When ICY moved into the city it was originally located on Lombard Street in South Philadelphia’s seventh ward, and then moved to 915-25 Shippin Street later renamed Bainbridge Street.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

Trump’s boneheaded policies

“ The Trump administration is practicing gunboat diplomacy, perfectly emulating the philosophy and means of the [defunct] British Empire, against the entire world, even its allies [many of whom are de facto US occupied territories, like Western Europe & the Balkans]. For those upstart enthusiasts who claim NATO is an alliance, and not an occupation, I ask them – how many European troops and European military bases are on United States soil? None. I rest my case.” On The Brink of War Serban V.C. Enache http://hereticus-economicus.info/on-the-brink-of-war/

Donald Trump, contrary to his campaign rhetoric about ending ceaseless wars, regime change foreign policies and wanting a good trade relationship with Russia is doing everything in his power to bully and intimidate the world into acquiescing to the US Empire. Trump is currently engaged in a trade war with China one that fantasizes he is going to win and make America great again.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

Reverend Dr. Rocky Brown, 3rd

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We need to stay with Jesus

One day our Master, Jesus Christ was received into a village home in Bethany by Martha, the sister of Lazarus. As we read this eventful account in the Gospel of Luke we are impressed with the fact that Martha seems to also be the older sister and no doubt was the supervisor of the home.  She was a woman of standing in the community. Yet, she had the warmth of spirit to openly make it possible for Jesus and surely some disciples with him to come into her home. Yes she invited the Master home. 

How many of us today are anxious to invite the Master home? How many of us are living lives that are both respectful and humble, holy and human so that Jesus could find comfort and lodging in our homes? Now, being the woman of the house it would be up to her to prepare a meal. And the custom of the day tells us that it was a great honor to be able to prepare a meal for important guest or dignitaries. Martha had gone to make bread and prepare a meal. But it seems that Martha’s troubles developed when she began to worry about Mary. As long as Martha was doing what she could do best, all was well.  As soon as anxiety rose and her tensions increased, Martha wanted her sister, Mary to know what she was going through. I suspect she wanted Mary in the kitchen with her.  

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 8, 2019

The Value of Counting our Blessings

Whether you realize it or not, one of the most effective methods of experiencing physical, mental emotional and spiritual therapy, is to take a retrospective view of your life and count the many blessings which God has bestowed upon you.

Yes, there is an unparalleled kind of therapy which goes on everything time you count your blessings. You see, you can’t count complaints and blessings at the same time. If you don’t believe what I’m saying, try it for yourself. I dare you to try it! Let your mind flash back upon the blessings, which you have received in the last twenty-four hours. Go ahead and start counting your blessings of the last twentyfour hours. If you need some help, I’ll assist you: You’ve been breathing God’ air. Your life has been sustained by the power of God, (Paul said in Acts 17:28, “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”) You’ve had some food to eat. You’ve had some water and some other beverages to drink. You’ve had your eyes to see, ears to hear. Tongue to talk, you were able to lie down on a beauty-rest mattress and sleep all night long while the angels watched over your bedside. You were awakened this morning, not by your alarm clock, but by the invisible finger of God. When you woke up, your body had been re-vitalized, you were clothed in your right mind, you noticed that your bed was not your cooling board and that your cover was not your winding sheet. You had the right exercise of your limbs, and you were able to get up and start on another day’s journey.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 15, 2019

Pray for a Grieving Family

LORD, WE LIFT OUR HEARTS TO YOU AND ASK THAT YOU COMFORT AND BLESS THIS GRIEVING FAMILY. AMEN.

A friend of mine, in my hometown, was once really going through a difficult time in her life. She had lost her son because he was caught in the crossfire of a shooting and died. Then the day of her son's repast, his four-year-old son, her grandson, was hit by a truck and died. This mother, these grandparents, these relatives, this family, had been shaken to the core. I'm sure their faith was shattered; their hearts were beyond broken, and their trust in God was on the brink.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 22, 2019

Make things happen

There are all types of people in this world. We come in different shapes, sizes, heights, weights, complexions, cultures, nationalities, races, backgrounds, habits, ways and norms. GOD has made all of us different. No two of us are alike. Even identical twins are not 100% alike. Today I want to talk about three types of people that exist in every country and culture in this place we call Mother Earth.

First, there are the “People Who Wonder What Happened.” These are the folk who are not paying attention to what is happening in their neighborhood, on their job or in their community. Some are lost because they are on drugs and alcohol, some are mentally ill, some are afraid to get involved, and some are so into their own world that they don't care about anybody or anything but themselves. They feel that the world is all about them. I call them Selfish People.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 29, 2019

Make things happen “Get rid of the But in your life”

oday, I share because I want you to join me in believing that all things are possible because of our faith. GOD, who is the author and finisher of our faith, gives us what we need to make our dreams come true. I feel the Spirit telling me that there is something that you have wanted to do for years, but you have put it aside because of the BUT in your life. You say, 'I would do this or I would do that BUT.'

Beloved get the BUT out of your life and make that dream come true. Let go of the negative naysayers and launch out into the deep and make your dreams a reality. Barak Obama had a dream of leading this country, and he would still be living in Chicago, working as a social worker, if he didn't get the BUTS from around him. I'm sure somebody said to him, 'You are a very intelligent person, BUT you won't be president because you are a black man raised by a single white woman.' He was able to achieve his dream because of GODS grace and because he took the BUT out of his life.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 5, 2019

Enthusiasm

The day Jesus rode into Jerusalem was a very triumphant one. He came in as a humble King and the crowd was enthusiastic about his reign. They wholeheartedly accepted him as their King and they demonstrated their enthusiasm.

For they cried out, “Hosanna to the son of David; blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.”

They tore down palm branches and waved them. They even made a welcoming carpet on the road with their coats. They were probably called “fanatics” by the religious establishment and curious onlookers.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 12, 2019

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The proof and Power of the Resurrection

The resurrection must be preached if we are to hear the gospel of Christ. The resurrection must be believed if we are to see God’s face in peace. Peter the apostle preached one of the first sermons of the resurrection. It was there on the Day of Pentecost. He said to the people, “you know this Jesus of Nazareth. He is a mighty man with mighty miracles, a man with proof and power, wonders and signs. Things that happened before your eyes. It was this man that God let you murder on that cross of Calvary. But God removed the sting of death and gave him life once more.” It just was not possible for him to be contained by death. The Tomb was too small. The King’s seal did not have enough authority. The soldiers who stood guard were ordinary men like you and I and we ought to know by now that we are no match for God.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

In my House

A few weeks ago, I shared some of my thoughts about saving the children. If you recall I said thatwe needed to start raising

them like we were raised. You can’t complain if you are not helping and you can't help if you don’t have yourself together because we must lead by example.

Well, if you don't mind I have some more I want to say about this subject. To save the children, we need to give them some rules, standards, and values to live by. They need discipline in their lives, and that must come from the home first, then the school, church and community. I know they have cultural ways for their generation, but they need to learn that there is a time and a place for everything. But some things are just not acceptable, at least not in my house. (Somebody needs to say, “Break it down Brown!') Well, you see if you are living in my house, you will follow my rules.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Get rid of your anger

The Apostle Paul states this about "ANGER"...“don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil." (Ephesians 4:26, 27 NLT)

We are living in a society where folk are just angry. Angry because we are dealing with some type of hurt. We are dealing with childhood hurts such as mental, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Our parents, siblings and friends hurt us. We are dealing with relationship hurts, peer hurts, work place hurts, societal hurts (racism and discrimination), friendship and family hurts and because we hurt, we have a tendency to hurt others. Yes, "Hurt People, Hurt People".

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

Mom-1 Love You

“This article is dedicated to my mother, Mrs. Gwendolyn C. Brown and all of the other women that have been blessed by God to be mothers.”

Dedication of a day to mothers is relatively new to the United States. It was not until 1908 that the first such special day was held, but the tradition of setting aside a time for the public expression of love for mothers dates back to the ancient Greek empire. The early Christian in honor of the Virgin Mary continued it in pagan Rome and later. In England an ecclesiastical decree expanded the holiday to include all mothers.

Perhaps because many of the early settlers in the United States were not members of the established Church of England, they did not bring this celebration with them.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

The Tator Family

Every church in America has families in them, because for the most part our churches are built by families joining together or one by one. But there is one family that has a reputation for joining as many churches as possible. The following description will help you to recognize them if they start attending and joining your church.

DICK TATOR~

He’s the daddy who is the self-appointed leader of the church. He feels he must head every church committee. He feels more important than he really is. He just dictates and never works.

EMMY TATOR~

She's the mother who never has any thoughts of her own. She just imitates and always seconds someone else's motion. She is active in all phases of church life by imitating her closest friends.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

The mystery of Death

Memorial Day is a day when we pause to remember those who have gone on to the other side.  It should also be a time when we try to grasp a better understanding of Life, Death and the Resurrection.  Death is a debt that all of us must pay, sooner or later.  It is something that we all must face whether we want to or not.

Life is full of mysteries.  But nothing is as mysterious to us as Death.  Nothing puzzles us more than the things pertaining to life after death.  The apostle tell us that we shall not all sleep, but at the end we shall all be changed.  The apostle however does not explain the transformation that he predicts, he merely states the fact.  Our curiosity and our needs are left unsatisfied.  In the 2,000 years that have passed since Paul wrote these words no one else has been able to clarify the resurrection any more than he did.  And if we must wait until the mystery has been dispelled before we can believe in the resurrection we may be waiting forever.  On the other hand, we can treat this matter as we do all the other things in life that we cannot understand. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

Sherri Y. Johnson

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Indie Artist Summit 2019 a total success

Last week on April 13, 2019, Patrice DeLisser of Indie Go Worship hosted its first music summit catered toward independent artists. This conference taught artists how to properly design their CDs and flyers and how to produce a high quality music and how to ensure that it gets into the right music executive’s hands.

Workshops on branding, promotions, marketing, radio servicing and music production provided attendees with a day of empowering and educational information. The “Top of The Top” experts from our area came to share their perspective and they did not disappoint.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn “Spring Cleaning”

Spring is here and it’s time for spring cleaning! However, not the type of spring cleaning that we are accustomed to, during this season. Our in-house life coach KaMyka Glenn a.k.a. Life Coach K is getting us ready to clean out the clutter from our lives and jump into a healthy season of positivity and prosperity. Let’s go!

It is springtime and many people are getting ready for the weather change, outdoor activities, new experiences, and family time. Many have even started to clean out their closets and do a full cleaning of their homes, but never think to spring clean their minds or mental space. It is important to do this because just as our closets and other spaces in life can become cluttered, so do our minds. Our minds, mental and emotional environments can become cluttered with unnecessary thoughts, worrying, negative thoughts and people, and unhealthy activities or behaviors. So it is good to cleanse our minds, bodies, and mental and emotional space from these things periodically throughout the year. There are benefits of having a clean and positive energy that will decrease stress and include better life performance, healthier relationships, and a healthier perspective.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Jeff Roberson God is So Good

Grammy nominated Jeff Roberson and Nulife is one of the those gospel groups that’s constantly changing the landscape of Gospel. 

Their recent “THEN 2 NOW”  project which features the profound EP single “GOD IS SO GOOD” is full of worship and praise the ushers the listener into the presence of the Lord.  

Born and reared in Long Island, New York, Jeff Roberson, the son of Pentecostal parents who had a unique appreciation for music was given his first piano as a child. As a teenager, he was mentored by the late Rev. Timothy Wright as well as the late Professor Benny Cummings and the Kings Temple Choir. As he was being mentored he developed his skills as a keyboardist and songwriter.

His desire to learn more about music grew stronger after he graduated from high school. He decided to deepen his academic journey by attending the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he studied Music Theory, which helped him hone his professional skills even more. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2

The Davis’ New Singles “Amazing” and “Pressing On”

Reared in a tight knit community in the suburbs of Michigan were two brothers (Carl and James) and two sisters (Andrea and Angela) that quickly developed a love for Gospel music. With loving parents that encouraged them to sing for the Lord and share the Good News of Christ during their upbringing, the Davis' were destined for success at the onset.

They grew up singing in the church choir and continued to develop their musical talent throughout their adult life. Each Davis family member reflects the love of Christ in song by sharing their musical talent with the Gospel music community and mainstream audiences alike. Their strong harmony and distinctive sound sets them apart from many in the industry. The Davis’ have performed and shared the stage with Grammy and Stellar Award winning recording artists including The Winans, The Clark Sisters, Donnie McClurkin. and The Ranee Allen Group.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

John P. Kee Signs with E-one

Entertainment One Nashville recently announced the addition of Grammy-nominated gospel music pioneer and living legend John P. Kee to its roster. Winning many accolades including a Billboard Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous Stellar Awards, Kee’s songwriting and vocals have been hailed by critics throughout his career. He now, once again, showcases those skills with his new single “I Made It Out (feat. Zacardi Cortez),” available for pre-order today. “I Made It Out” precedes a fulllength album due later in 2019.

“We are excited to welcome Pastor John P. Kee to Entertainment One Nashville. He is an artist who has inspired many of today’s leading mainstream and gospel music acts. It’s an honor to share his gift with the world,” says Gina Miller, VP/GM of Urban Inspirational Music of Entertainment One, Nashville.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

Supreme Empowerment with KaMyka Glenn I’ve Got the Power

Our in-house life coach is here with a special message to let us know just how powerful we are. KaMyka Glenn (Life Coach K) gives us the essential elements to increase our power. Let us get empowered!!

In the movie, the Last Dragon the main character, Bruce Leroy loved martial arts and was a student of it.  However, he found that he had some insecurities in life when it came to his martial arts, approaching women, and even conflict. Although, Bruce Leroy was a humble and respectful young man he lacked confidence in himself as well as some of his abilities, especially when it came to interacting with some people. His adversary, Sho’nuff would antagonize Bruce Leroy every chance he got. He could smell the fear and lack of confidence within Bruce Leroy every time they encountered each other. Sho’nuff would bully him every chance he got be it trashing his family business pizza shop, embarrassing him in front of others, or challenging him to fight in front of others. Bruce Leroy felt embarrassed and ashamed that Sho’nuff had humiliated him all around the city in front of his family and friends; that he felt forced to accept the fighting challenge. 

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

Sis Dos

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Do we have representation in Congress?

What happens when you find out that we truly don’t have representation in Congress? The highest ranking black Congressmen James Clyburn of South Carolina doesn’t support reparations for descendants of those enslaved in the United States. Despite most 2020 Democratic and Republican candidates discussing and debating reparations, Congressman Clyburn notes that it would be impossible.

What we know is that this country is still based on race. Those that are white have over 10 times the wealth as those that are black. The root of this disparity started when blacks were considered property and white slave masters their owners. Companies insured slave cargo and accounting firms measured and bet on the amount of cotton each slave was projected to pick.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 15, 2019

All You Have to Do is Go to School, Get a Good Job

As African Americans we were told we had to be twice as good to get ahead in life. Our parents and grandparents told us to study hard and despite the color of our skin, hard work and determination would win the day. In light of the recent college admissions scandal in which a few too many high profile celebrities were brought up on charges for bribing college coaches, test administrators, and coaches, I regret to inform you that you were wrong. No level of hard work and determination will level the playing field for African American descendants of slaves. You can be twice, three times even five times smarter than wealthy whites, it still wouldn’t make a difference.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, March 29, 2019

Thera Martin

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Fourteen running for City Commissioner

Every week between now and Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 21, SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper is committed to sharing information about the election itself and or about the various candidates that are running for election or for reelection. The challenge is, there’s so many people running for City Council At Large, for City Commissioner and even for judicial seats, that for our once a week newspaper, the challenge will be daunting to try and shed the light on everyone who has tossed their hat in the ring, for various races. Nonetheless we shall do our best.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 19,2019

City Commissioner Candidates, Part 2

Every week between now and Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 21, SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper is committed to sharing information about the election itself and or about the various candidates that are running for election or for reelection. The challenge is, there’s so many people running for City Council At Large, for City Commissioner and even for judicial seats, that for our once a week newspaper, the challenge will be daunting to try and shed the light on everyone who has tossed their hat in the ring, for various races. Nonetheless we shall do our best.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Introducing the first of 35 Council At Large Candidates

Every week between now and Primary Election Day, Tuesday, May 21, SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper is committed to sharing information about the election itself and or about the various candidates that are running for election or for reelection. The challenge is, there’s so many people running for City Council At Large, for City Commissioner and even for judicial seats, that for our once a week newspaper, the challenge will be daunting to try and shed the light on everyone who has tossed their hat in the ring, for various races. Nonetheless we shall do our best.

There are 28 people who are Democrats, running for City Council at Large. On the Republican side there are seven people running for City Council at Large. Due to the large number of individuals running, we’ll only be able to give you a snapshot of the folk asking for your votes on election day for a council at large seats. Here goes.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 3, 2019

Candidates At Large, Part II

Every week between now and Primary Election Day,

Tuesday, May 21, SCOOP USA Media Community Newspaper is committed to sharing information about the election itself and or about the various candidates that are running for election or for reelection. The challenge is, there are so many people running for City Council At Large, for City Commissioner and even for judicial seats, that for our once a week newspaper, the challenge will be daunting to try and shed the light on everyone who has tossed their hat in the ring, for various races. Nonetheless we shall do our best.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

Do the Darn thing! VOTE!

It’s that time once again Philadelphia. For everyone who is a registered voter, you have the opportunity to go to your polling place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and vote for the candidates of your choice. The offices that are up for grabs are as follows: There’s only one statewide office that will appear on ballots across Pennsylvania in the May 21st Primary Election. Registered Republicans and Democrats can vote in primary elections for Judge of the Superior Court. In Philadelphia, registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in primary elections for Mayor, all 17 seats on City Council (10 district and seven at-large), Register of Wills, Sheriff and the three City Commissioner slots, as well as judgeships on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019

We Can Now Call Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer

Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer was honored at a Mayoral Reception at City Hall  last Thursday, May 16th for having achieved yet another Philadelphia first: the first female Archbishop in the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and notably, the first African-American female Archbishop in the United States.  Archbishop Mary is the eldest daughter of Philly legend, the Rev. Dr. Melvin Floyd, the Urban Missionary known as the “Dean of Evangelism” who is credited with stopping Philly’s gang wars in the early 1970’s and equally admired for his unique van with the coffin affixed on top which showed  the deadly reality and promoted  healing and unity.  Affectionately called “Bishop Mary”, she made history on Saturday, March 16, 2019 when the Philadelphia Council of Clergy installed her as the first woman Presiding Prelate at the prestigious Bright Hope Baptist Church located in North Philadelphia. 

The Philadelphia Council of Clergy, Inc. (PCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Archbishop Anthony Floyd, Sr. PCC is an ecumenical group of multi-cultural faith-based leaders around the world who desire to alleviate suffering, overcome oppression, foster justice and peace in communities where they work and live. This organization has impacted over 600,000 people locally and internationally.   As religious leaders, their network promotes a unified relationship with government officials and the social and economic advancement of Bishops, pastors and members, and continues to foster a great working and respectful relationship with law enforcement and community leaders.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 24, 2019

Vonda Kline

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We are wonderfully and fearfully made by God

Psalm 139:14 declares, 'I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.'

The meaning of Psalm 139:14 is the incredible nature of our physical bodies. The human body is unique, the most complex organism in the world, and that complexity and uniqueness speaks volumes about the mind of its creator. Every aspect of the body, down to the tiniest microscopic cell, reveals that it is fearfully and wonderfully made.

The bodies immune system is able to fight off so many enemies and restore itself, from the smallest repair (even down to repairing bad portions of DNA) to the largest repair (mending of bones and recovery from major accidents). Yes there are diseases that will eventually overcome our bodies as we age because of mans fall into sin and the resulting curse, but we have no idea exactly how many times our immune system has saved us from death that would surely have occurred without it.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, April 26, 2019

Health and Wellness Yoga Instructor Kind Essence

This week we have Kind Essence, who has her masters in education and is a Certified Yoga Instructor, yoga therapy, Reiki Master, Raku Reiki, intuitive clairvoyant, CEO founder of Sassy Senior Yoginnis, Yoga Soul, discovering your divinity and the curator of Haven.

Kind Essence’s abilities and gifts have been with her since she can remember, things like giving Ms. Cecil the winning numbers for daily street numbers. But now she is more concerned with the healing of physical and spiritual imbalances, helping people move toward freedom from addictions, pains and fears. Kind Essence offers workshops, yoga classes and retreats. The Haven is host to some of the most gifted, holistic practitioners from all walks of life. The Haven is available for private and intimate events.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 10, 2019

The Healthy Benefits of Cucumbers

I love cucumbers; they have so many health benefits. They provide such amazing benefits to the body. Cucumbers are made of 95% water, making them an ideal hydrating and cooling food. A lot of us don’t realize the benefits this vegetable adds assists us with, especially if you’re eating a Western diet loaded with cheeseburgers, French fries, hot dogs, sodas, etc… Cucumbers help with inflammation, if you would like to make your diet healthier with vegetables, cucumbers are a great choice.

• They fight inflammation in the body and help reduce the risk of cancer. As I did some research on this vegetable, I found out that cucumbers can help lower the inflammatory response in the body.

Read More, Scoop USA Media, May 17, 2019