Greetings my wonderful and loving SCOOP USA Family! Here we go again trying to make sense out of the senseless. Yes, prayerfully you will understand the mindset I’m about to delve into.
Let me venture back to the November General Election. After the counts were in, one News media wrote “LOVE WINS!” Yes, in the hearts of many “Love” did win! As you know and a lot of other folks knew, there was a great divide overwhelming the country. I felt as many others did that hate was becoming a cancerous norm creating volatile conditions that exploded in many places and many forms.
Going back to “Love.” Last weekend Valentine’s Day brought out that special expression of being in a wonderful, beautiful blissful place sharing of togetherness, flowers, teddy bears and chocolate candy. To get more intimate, hugs, kisses, woo-woo and very thoughtful words and kind expressions, all in the name of “Love!” Now, how about a reality check! In a time when a pandemic has somewhat paralyzed the entire world, the ruthless, despicable, mindless, sick, barbaric nature still instilled in many people will show itself with all of the misfortunes, hurtful, destructive, and death that happens as a result of what it is.
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Peace, My Loving SCOOPUSA Family! As the closing of the year is upon us and the New Year is “right around the corner,” we cannot lose sight of who we are and the many things coming at us as well as those things we are caught up in!
Yes, Christmas and the Holiday Season with all its glamour is springing up in lights, in cheers, and exploding celebrations. Yes, the image of the time is, “All is Well, and Everything is Fine!” They may make it seem that way but we all know there's plenty of hurt, hardships, and a whole lot of difficulties running rampant in many, many homes, and definitely for those on the street!
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Greeting my SCOOP USA Family!
Many times, I have written about violence, crime and the hateful disrespect that plagues, disrupts and destroys our communities. I’ve also shared the Love and great hopes for peace and harmony. Well here’s a refreshing relief to highlight and promote; a push for genuine peace and harmony in the community utilizing a profound and created approach while lifting spirits up as opposed to tearing things apart and pulling one another down.
Guns Down ~ Hands Up is creating new excitement amongst our Youth. If you are driving South on 17th Street coming down from Diamond Street past Berks to Montgomery Ave. You will run into a detour. A makeshift gym has been set-up in the middle of the street creating an atmosphere of indulgence, inspiration, encouragement and a thrust for our young people to be good at being themselves. Yes, the 22nd Police District radicalized the moment and turned an improbable situation into a bold and daring possibility.
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What’s Happening My SCOOP USA Family! We are back and what a delightful treat I have for you Today! Yes, even under these very difficult and extraordinary times, things are still going on to “Rise Above the crises of the moment!!! Places of Support are popping up everywhere. On this block and many others, Folks are chipping in to lend a hand to those who are less fortunate and/or those who are going through some trying times. This country is going through metamorphosis long overdue and many families are feeling the impact of its uncertainty. Nonetheless, we are here to go through it! Therefore, God is not finished with us yet (Thank You Lord).
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Greetings My SCOOP USA Family! I believe it's in order to ask, "How's anybody? How's everything?" We are in an incredibly challenging situation, where everything is touch and go or go and touch, depending on how you are coming in! Seriously, the Pandemic has made an impact and has snatched away many lives from all over the world. So, our hearts and prayers go out to all those who have lost loved ones, lost jobs, businesses, or your mind/yourself. We say, no matter what, be safe. Take care and watch out for those who are unable to watch out or take care of themselves.
Well some of us are trying to do the best they can to be fruitful and helpful where possible. Therefore, today I would love to share how a coming together worked out well for a lot of people. Due to COVID-19's overwhelming surge of shutting things down, the Easter purchase of meats was down and there was an opportunity to help families be able to treat themselves without the hustle and bustle of fighting the market crowd. Brother Ali Hackett from WPPM Radio 106.5fm and host of Salt, Pepper & Memory TV program was asked by a dear friend and Sponsor of the show, Brother Gerald Davis of TOUCH of New Jersey Food Coupon if he could help in the distribution of 350 plus hams during this "Stay In Home Order."
Brother Ali with his vast connections and networks knew there would be no problems reaching out to others and making the giveaway possible. He reached out to Rev. Joe Williams the last living member of the Dixie Hummingbirds and Pastor of Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church, 701 West Johnson Street (Johnson & Walnut Lane). Brothers Hackett, Davis, Rev. Williams, and members of Philabundance came together and designed a "Just Grab & Go" Ham give-away right off the Church Lawn. The only requirement was, you had to wear a mask!!!
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My SCOOP USA Family, it is truly amazing how the virtues of reality can come in harsh and unexpectedly. Yes, I must say we are looking at a time that seems far fetched from the “Norm!” This is supposed-to-be a time of heightened Women’s magnificence for those whose made a difference in the lives of many or simply just made the world a better place to be. Yes, it’s the moment when Women Power is more extraordinary than its normal peak of complexities. The unknown virus will not steal away essence of “Ladies in Charge, Being Boss and Living Large!” Yes, I’m going to close out the month still honoring and paying tribute to some remarkable women in these most challenging times. So Coronavirus > COVID-19 have a seat, the Women have the floor.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to share with You two (2) Special Individuals whose tenacity, strength, work and commitment to serving the people while working for change during these formidable times. In saying good bye to another year of Women’s History Month we will salute the following Ladies for stepping to the plate and hitting many balls out of the park: The Honorable Alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons whose work legislatively to be one of the very few elected officials to create and pass legislation on Reparations. Alderwoman Simmons introduced Reparations Initiative in Evanston, Illinois and a resolution was adopted in 2019 by Evanston’s City Council affirming the City’s commitment to end structural racism and achieve racial equity.
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) honored Sister Robin Rue Simmons in Philadelphia, PA on Reparations Awareness Day, February 26, 2020. Alderwoman Simmons shared a moment with me and said, “Philly is certainly the place of Brotherly and Sisterly Love. The warm welcome the Philly Chapter of N’COBRA and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson gave me, has been special. I see the Leadership is here in this City to be among the first to move the Reparations discussion to action. What we have done in Evanston is overdue for localities nationwide and I believe our action will inspire other leaders to do what is best for the Black experience.” Thank you, Alderwoman for pushing the politics on Reparation in the right direction.
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Peace and Blessings my SCOOP USA family, friends, supporters and associates! As you can see, I began my greetings today with a “spiritual encouragement and /or an uplifting saying” because this is the time of reaching up and looking up!!! Praises be, I did not want to say, “these are signs of the time!”Simply and as a matter of fact, “this too shall past!”
I really need your attention on this. So please understand it is all heart and a lot of love in my words today!!! You know Ladies and Gentlemen, my Brothers and Sisters, when I write to you, I always want to have a conversation with you. I know I said this on a few occasions, nonetheless (Nonethemore) it is very important to me that what I share with you is to engage, educate and familiarize you with what I’m writing about. So as I write, I totally believe I talking to you and you are talking back. Believe me, I am listening!
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My SCOOP USA Family, What a story do we have for You today! Yes it’s Women History Month, but “Out of the Mouths of Babes,” the Children will rise-up and our Youth will set the “Stage!”
The Philadelphia Chef Club Youth Ensemble stormed through Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church and the crowd went wild! Yes our extremely talented Young People whose ages range from 11 to 17 sent us on a musical journey in Jazz, Blues, Spiritual, Classical and R&B that was heavenly bound and a superb instrumental adventure. The audience was mesmerized by their talent, age, enthusiasm and commitment to their instruments of choice. Mr. Lovett Hines stated, “that the students are apart of their Music Outreach Education Program. The students are not only involved in the Clef Club Education Program, but they are excellent students in their academic programs at their individual schools.
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Hey Everybody, How’s Everything? My SCOOP USA Family the push is still on, the “Rush” is still flowing! Yes, Yes, Yes the Elders’ Force is still alive and doing well on the forefront!!!” The Killings have not stopped, but a lot of “LOVE” is happening regardless of the madness that continues to plague our communities. Today, is another day whereby I’m going to have difficulties trying to write it all, praying that you are enjoying, learning from it and using what I’m feeding you. I know it’s going to be hard but I got to get it in. “Thank You for indulging me!”
When I last wrote to “you,” I spoke about this brilliant, most talented special young brother (That what I thought from his looks) whose artistic gift made him one of my choices for this most commemorable month acknowledging Black History.
Brother Chet Highsmith, Artist, Instructor and Painting Extraordinaire is living Black History. As a child Chet was interested in Art. He attended Overbrook High, the School on the hilltop. There he learned how to draw & paint. As part of his learning, he began to use various, oils, acrylics, watercolors, ink and believe it or not charcoal. He continued his studies at Community College of Philadelphia and the Phila. Academy of Fine Arts. He went on to work for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) for 22 years and it took an injury for him to be pushed back into Art. From there he was able to start his art business in the Paint and Sip industry. All in all, everything is beautiful. His business name is “Paint-In With Chet.” Now five years in the Art World he specializes in bringing the Party to You!
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My SCOOP USA Family, Wow, Wow, Wow! What a “Magnificent Walk,” Iconic in nature, true to form in enlightened pleasure and yes, something to share! Well my Brothers and Sisters, Ladies and Gentlemen by now you know I’m easily “Hyped!” Our month is our time to shine. What are you doing to energize yourself and those around you? It’s time to enjoy all the creative noise of Blackness, the ingenuity of pure greatness. Holdup the historical messages, join in the heightened reflections and joyous accommodations for our folks! “Power to the People everywhere, yes indeed we are in full swing of our ancestors coming alive. This week was kind of special for me, because I did not plan it, I fell into it. Thank you, State Rep. Stephen Kinsey (201st Legislative District) for inviting me to the Oak Tree’s African American/Black History Month Arts celebration. The room was packed with very enthused, excited Elders enjoying themselves to the “Max!” I met two distinguishable Artists that sugarcoated my fancy!!! Please bear with me and allow me to introduce these two interestingly wonderful Sister and Brother in Art.
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and a time to “SCOOP it All Up!!!” What’s happening SCOOP USA, My Brothers and Sisters, Ladies and Gentlemen, yes it’s Black History Month and Man/Woman, what a time to be acknowledging it.
Yes it’s our month to reflect on the beauty, the magnificence of who we are as a people ~ The wonderous essence of our traditions and heritage (that boggles even the brightest minds, on “how do we do it when their treachery has been barbaric and firmly Inhumane)!” Nonetheless, I’m going to flow and ride on the good note, yes Lord, the good news of “Brotherly Love & Sisterly Affection. Yes, much love and great respect for us as a people.”
This past week, I heard Solomon Jones on (WURD, 990am/96.1fm) make some very powerful and enlightening statements pertaining to our growth, our development our push forward as a people in these perilous and prolific times. My sis, my fearless Nubian Queen, Kwasa always has an insightful poetic young people’s analysis of the topics being discussed. She makes it real for the people, particularly the powerful true warriors of our people - the soldiers of our times (the Teens, the Millenniums, the X and Y-Generations). She keeps it positive and she keeps it “Real!”
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Greeting My SCOOP USA Family. The year is moving right along and for many of us on high-octane (fuel pushed synthetic energy). We are moving at a fast pace and carrying a lot of stuff. So down, smell the coffee before you drink it.
Yes, Sunday the 26th of January was a very special day for my wife and I, the anniversary our special day of blissful union some 47 years ago.
The day began with my Pastor, Rev. Joseph Williams in Our House of Love (as coined by Mother LaVern Williams (that’s her name for Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church, the Church on the hill of Bluebell Circle - Walnut Lane and Johnson Street) allowing me to stand before the congregation to ask boldly for an anointing uplift and heartfelt prayer for the continuance of this most wonderful and precious marriage. We are extremely grateful for the time in but more than that, we were appealing for even greater longevity. Also, we used this moment to place-kick our intention to Renew Our Vows for the 50th Anniversary (God’s Will). Floating in an awesome state of Matrimony Exuberance our 47th was in motion.
My Sister Denise called for us to stop by to pick-up her and Brother Herbie’s gift. When we got there, of course Bro. Herb, Sunday’s dinner was going to be smoking so we could not leave without indulging. Ms. Sherry and Brother Rick called (whom already invited us out) and said where the heck are y’all? We were supposed to be there hours ago. Now ladies and gentlemen here’s where the day made a horrendous turn.
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