Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
I decided not to sit at home today, while we are still suffering from some of the same issues that WE Marched against 50 years ago.
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Sunday, January 18, 2015
My Pastor, Dr.Byron E. Lennon was honored this evening at Faith Temple No.1 O.F.W. Baptist Church by the United Clergy of the Oranges,Inc with a Religious Service Award
Rev. Dr. Byron E. Lennon, Sr., DRE
Dr. Byron E. Lennon, Sr is Senior Pastor & Organizer of the Divinity Missionary Baptist Church Inc, 227 Tremont Ave. East Orange NJ ( est. March, 1986). He is President and Founder of Divinity Bible Institute, in EONJ and Whiteville NC.
A fully accredited Bible Institute ( Certificate through Doctorate Degree programs in Christian Education) The primary focus is equipping Christians for effective ministry in their local church, community and throughout the world.
This had to be one of the most Icy days that I can remember.Wanda left for church about 10 minutes before i did, and when I walked out the door with my orthopedic boot on, I kinda slipped a little on the second step.
When I got to level ground, I just stood there and my feet began sliding.
I slowly turned around and went back in the house to throw down some Salt.
I skated on the ice in the street to open my car door, and drove about 5 mph to get to Church .
Saturday, January 17, 2015
In 1986, my best friend (Councilman Ted Green) and I were members of an Organization called BCD (Black Community Development).
In the 60's that same BCD stood for Black Community Defense, and you SHOULD understand why...LOL
We were Blessed by our awesome leader, Balozi Harvey to have the awesome task of picking The Champ (as I always called him) from The Omni Hotel in Manhattan, to participate in a Rally against Apartheid in Central Park with Nelson Mandela's daughter.
Mandela was still imprisoned at that time, and we were marching against Apartheid.
When we arrived to pick him up, we knocked on the door of his hotel room, and as he opened the door, he stopped me and said "Put your hands up"
We threw punches at each other for what seemed like an eternity, because I was so in AWE of this Man, unlike any other Man on this Earth.
Not because he was such a great Boxer.
I don't even wear Sports Jersey's with another mans name on it.
I am in AWE of this Man because of his Sacrifices in the name of doing what is MORALLY RIGHT.
His views on the Vietnam War were monumental at the time.
Back to the story...LOL
The Champ did magic tricks for us, and gave us autographed pictures of him.
A hotel maid asked to take a picture with him, and he was so REAL and DOWN TO EARTH.
When we walked out of the Hotel, he didn't rush to get in the car.
he took off his glasses, and placed them on top of the car and just stood there for people walking by to realize who he was.
Then it started...kissing babies...taking pictures...laughing...magic...jokes.
After about ten minutes, he got in the front seat, and I sat right behind him.
As we were on our way to Central Park, we were stopped at a light, and the Champ took off his glasses and looked at a Black taxi driver next to us.
The Champ called out to him and said " Hey...Hey...You look like Joe Frazier!"
The taxi driver realized who it was, and jumped out of his cab to shake The Champs hand.
After that first time, we were Blessed to escort him and his wife Lonnie whenever they came to NY/NJ for about 4 more timesI can remember taking them to the Airport, and for some reason I always got to sit in the back with The Champ and Lonnie.
He would pretend he was sleep and squeeze my knee real hard, and when I looked he would close his eyes...Hilarious.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Today, I give you some of the THOUSANDS of images that I have on my hard drives that have never been seen.
We Cruise every year, and decided to leave out of New York on Norwegians newest ship in 2013.
Unfortunately, we left in September, and it was a little chilly while at Sea for 2 days before hitting Bermuda.
New York is convenient, but it has to be during warmer weather for us
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