GMW Handbook for 2020

We’re Being Manipulated

The first case of COVID-19 in the US which was reported on January 22, 2020, since then, the country has reported 3,260,500 cases and 134,581 deaths.

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW), If we want real change across America, while doing all we can to save our children, families, and country, we must first KEEP THEM ALIVE. We must Get our priorities in order. Each of us is responsible for doing our part, and it starts in each of our homes. We must lead by example: wear a mask; practice social distancing; wash hands often; get tested depending on your movement or travel; avoid crowds; and last, but not least, get to the voting polls on November 3, 2020.

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Me, My Grands and Great-grands

All of my grandchildren, from 1 year to 17 years, have been on serious lock down over the past 5 months, and their parents are riding shotgun over them. As I have traveled from state to state, while visiting my sister, brothers and other family members during their health challenges, I followed safety protocols for the protection of myself and others by wearing face masks, gloves and using hand-sanitizer, alcohol sprays, and Lysol. Upon returning home, I always get a Covid-test and quarantine before going around my family or others. I believe we can control this virus if we do our part and listen to updates given by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) health departments, mayors, and the governor.

GMW, America will never be the same again because we all now see the things we have in common are much greater than all the differences. We must make sure that we, along with our children, learn American History—the good, the bad and the ugly. There are no statues of Hitler in Germany because they know the true story. Hitler was a brutal leader who killed more than 10 million people to create a “pure†German society, which resulted in the ruin of Germany at the end of World War II. Throughout America’s educational systems and society in general, it is time for a serious, honest, and complete examination of our history for accuracy and revision.

George Floyd was the sacrificial lamb to wake up America and the world. Americans in all 50 states are protesting the great injustices that have been allowed to exist in this country. While the demonstrations have put focus on our problems, we have to legislate solutions. GMW, we are responsible for making sure our states are addressing problems individually and pursue changes and justice at the national level. We must keep the majority in the House of Representatives, achieve a majority in the Senate, and win the White House in November 2020. We need a majority in the House and Senate to unite America. We must seriously start holding the people we choose to represent us accountable and demand that they do their jobs, or we must make them one-term by voting to remove them from office. Ladies, we MUST realize the value of our power, especially OUR VOTE. Our country must have credible leadership which reflects the entire America landscape – white, black, brown, red, and yellow, without respect to gender or religion.

In the comingv months, we can support and help our next President (Joe Biden) by maintaining a focus on the dying American Middle Class and the issues brought forth in The Poor People’s Campaign, as conducted by Rev. William Barber. The platform demands that we dispel the notion that systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy hurt only a small segment of our society. More than 40,600,000 Americans subsist below the poverty line; this report additionally shows that there are close to 140 million people dealing with some combination of these crises every day. Nearly half of our population cannot afford a $400 emergency, which presents a structural crisis of national proportion that ties poverty to things like healthcare and housing. The devastation cuts across race, gender, age, and geography. It has carved a dangerous and deepening moral chasm in America and inflicts a tragic loss of purpose, even among the affluent. Mr. Biden has to address these issues. He needs our votes to win.

This we Pray in the Name of Jesus…Amen?

America’s Injustice In Living Color

GMW nationally our children, the millennials have joined forces across the country protesting police brutality On our sons and daughters of color. We have been Protesting police brutality on our people of color for generations. 

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George Floyd Living His Life

On Monday May 25th 2020, America and the world witness the lynching of 46 years George Floyd, by 4 White MPO. Their immediate punishment was being fired. Today May 29th those officers still have not been arrested or charged. But a CNN  Black Reporter was arrested, while his White Partner a small distance away, was not arrested. MPD’s Racism is blatant, and they are not unique. 

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George Floyd Losing His Life

Across our country, our Millennials black and white are joining forces. indicating they have had enough, our President Mr. Trump, is instructing our military and police to start shooting as soon as there is looting. GMW, none of us Condone violence in any form,but our justice system in America has to apply to our children of color, the same as they treat my white sons & daughters. Example: Mohamed Noor, who is black, Somali and Muslim,became the first Minnesota police officer convicted of murder in an on-duty killing, of Justine Ruszczyk, who was white.

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Officer Noor and his partner were in their squad car in an alley investigating when Ms. Ruszczyk approach. Officer Noor said he heard a bang and fired one shot from the passenger seat when Justine appeared at the driver’s window, he feared for their life. During cross-examination assistant county attorney, Amy Sweasy asked Mr. Noor,â€Her blonde hair, and pink T-shirt and all, that was a threat to you. It’s assumed, Black Officers should have no fear? And, feel no fear when white people show-up, as is the case of Mr. George Floyd.

Now unfortunately, our children are protesting across the country because (4) white racist, un-empathetic white officers killed a man in handcuffs. They should have been arrested and let justice prevail. Our President is behaving like a spoil Bret with Twitter, while COVID-19 has killed over 100,000 Americans with 1.7m tested positive, he’ simply deflecting.  Our millennials across the country is protesting the 400 years of injustice, and Mr. Trump wants to Invoke the 1960 southern policy of when looting starts shooting begins. 

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ST. Paul Minnesota Burning

Our children destroyed the police department in St.Paul last nite, and placed themselves in great danger, that we don’t condone, but they’re still alive and some are in jail, where those 4 officers should be! George Floyd is just the Tip-of the Ice-berg. It’s time white police-brutality against black people has to change.  GMW all of us has to be just as outrage regarding injustice as our children, if we do our part, they won’t have to use their methods. I’m so glad our children has join forces, because our police officers, think nothing of shooting my children, but will choose a different method when it comes to those who looks like them. 

In all the madness and the pandemic crisis, America and the world is facing, we will hold on to Jeremiah 29:11.

I’ve been checking news around the world and they are all focus on America. Plus the police in Minneapolis are still blatantly lying, they said they release Omar, the Black Reporter, after they discover he was with the media. He was covering the news with a microphone in his hand, while showing them his credentials. It appears they have become so comfortable in their racist behavior, until they forget, their behavior is caught on cameras, live and in color,  as it was for Amy Cooper, in Central Park, The same for Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.  Even though the Georgia police department, suppressed the film in their Effort to cover-up the killing of Mr. Arbery.

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Ahmaud Arbery killed for no reason except, Racism

With all of the advocacy for justice, peace and change, nothing has happen, maybe after a police station has been burned. We will all start paying attention. From the White House to the Outhouse. GMW, we will continue to pray for justice, peace, and empathy, in Jesus’s name, we pray. Amen.

What’s Mitch McConnell And The GOP Trying To Hide

We All Know What A Trial Looks Like, And This Is Not It:

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Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell: GMW needs to hear the facts.

We will not raise our families under a: Hitler Mentality brewing slavery conditions.

Carl Bernstein has given Mitch McConnell a new nickname, “Midnight  Mitch,†because he’s embracing a coverup that is there for all to see. It’s about preventing information from becoming-known-and-seen by an American public.

He also noted, ‘in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton there had been no problem about knowing the truth or the facts.

Present the facts Mitch, and let the defense, defend. 

Mitch McConnell, what are you so afraid of, that placed a “Price Tag† on your CHARACTER and SOUL, what a Price.

While  Mitch McConnell is putting a price tag on his Soul, President Trump is preparing to divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget.

If Mr. Trump lied about making the Mexicans build his expensive wall, what else is he lying about?

I think GMW, “that small segment of the population, that makes up the base of Trumps Following, has been so devastated by having a Black President until, they will except any White man, as president, even if he couldn’t spell his name.â€
Which is the real reason they are so willing to let Trump get away with things, they would killed Barack for doing.

If this is not true, then I’m asking God to please have my nose dragging the ground by the next time you see me!!!

Gun Violence Major US Problem

Gun violence is a major problem in the United States today, with a notable disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minorities.

We know the root causes of gun violence are: Lack of investment in communities of color,  systemic racial inequities, and weak gun laws; further complicated by unequal access to safe housing, adequate educational  and employment opportunities. Along with a history of disinvestment in public infrastructure and service in communities that has been historically under-resourced.

Addressing the gun problem, must begin with stronger commonsense gun laws. Plus, black and brown voters demanding a better return on their votes, ensuring Policymakers address systemic racial inequities. 

According to an ABC News Report, Firearm deaths among Black men, at 28-year high, doctors are taking steps to reframe gun violence as one of America’s major health crisis. America Leaders, needs to come to the same conclusion, Gun Violence is a Health Crisis, as is opioids. 

Passage of the following bills into law is a must:  George Floyd Justice Reform Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Act, passage of qualified immunity, and statehood for  DC. These laws must be implemented; while we’re busy figuring out how to collectively reap the benefits of our 1.8 trillion dollars purchase power

Grandmothers , Mothers and Women (GMW),Women of color are more likely than their white counterpart to be shot and killed with firearms. Murder Rate for U.S. Black Women Is 6 Times That of Whites. 

Then we can work toward creating a more equitable society where all individuals have  the opportunity to thrive, regardless of race or background. The topic for my next blog.

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OUR PROUD BLACK MEN 

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions–in a way that serves the world and you. 

Know that YOU ARE ENOUGH. Know that we will ALWAYS, always, always have your back and will always fight for you and stand by you, shield you, protect you, love you. Know that it’s okay to feel the emotions you’re feeling right now. Know that we’re always the person for your heart to connect with, cry with, confide in…Be still  with.

🤲🏾Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.  James 1:19-20🙏🙏🏿

Hakeem Jeffries: The House Majority Leader,  November 2024

America, I truly believe our country is going through a metamorphic,  and we are going to Metamorph into a united country and government. Jeremiah 29:11 is no joke. The Creator of the Universe Is in charge, with the final say.

Two days ago I blogged about two conditions, 1 year ago for Optimistic Black Purchasing Power and 4 years ago for teaches Crisis.  Each condition  is the same today, The amount of purchasing power has increase; but our ability to collectively handle it, is the same as it was a year ago. And the teachers crisis is the same.

I’m hopeful because I see so many young people stepping up taking responsibility and leadership roles. I’m still impressed with a City Council in St. Paul Minnesota, with all women, under 40; I’m very impressed with Jasmine Crockett from Texas. I feel encouraged with the collective efforts of Tiffany Crows, Angela Rye and Andrew Gilliam.  

For all of the young people like them stepping up. It gives me hope and I just know in my heart,” that we are going to be all right.  But I do know each of us has to hold ourselves accountable for our participation, and being able to take action to implement the changes we want to see in our world. For all of us, it starts with voting this November.

There is no way in hell,”Donald Trump,” and his conservative GOP MAGAS should get anywhere near a seat of leadership again. 

 Young People It’s your future, I’m with the over 70 group, (when I say young) and you have my support.  2024 is the last election I’m ever going to vote for anyone over 75.

Here are some young women leaders in Hampton Roads, that I’m very proud of: Angela Williams-Graves, state Senate. Jackie Glass, HD. and Tiffany Buffalo, School Board. All of the young people mention is this blog, including those 2 young men in Memphis, Tennessee and others that I won’t mention here. 

These young people are poised to take our country in the right direction. These young people will bring back, integrity, Principles, honesty, virtue, values, common sense, the Fruits of the spirit and Bipartisan Leadership.

AMERICA THERE’S HOPE: THRU GRACE, MERCY AND FAVOR

BLACK  HISTORY MONTH: SHOULD INCLUDE “BLACK ECONOMIC SPENDING POWER IN AMERICA!”

The Real Crisis For Black America: Under Utilization Of Our Purchasing Power.

The Black population is expected to grow by 22% between 2020 and 2060, according to Nielsen NLSN 0.0% research, while the White (non-Hispanic) population is projected to shrink by 27%. By 2024, spending power among Blacks is expected to reach $1.8 trillion, compared with $971 billion in 2010.

According to a 2020 report via CNBC, Black buying power was $1.4 trillion in 2019 and is projected to grow to $1.8 trillion by 2024. This represents a huge opportunity for businesses, brands, and advertisers to tap into this influential demographic and harness the power of their purchasing potential.

To Black Americans in General, and Black Grandmothers, Mothers and  Women in General (GMW) in Particular, While We’re focusing on the Teachers Crisis, Gun Violence,  the GOP-MAGA Madness,  Shannon SHAY-SHAY and Katt Williams, Hamas and Israel, Ukraine-Russia, wars and rumors of wars.  Conservative Maga Americans are getting ready to do us in, by any means necessary.

So, Black America, “individually, we don’t have have Economic Power, But, collectively we are worth $1.8 trillion.”dollars in 2024, “That Power.” 

Support: Tiffany Cross, Angela Ray and Andrew Gillum On Truth Liberation, Native Land Podcast.

Now Black Americans,” Bring Your Eye-Balls and Your Dollars Home: To BLACK MEDIA; And Learn What’s happen In your Community. “ It’s not the Conservative GOP MAGA.

#under-utilization#PurchasingPower#Almost2TrillionDollars#RolandMartinMasterClass

The Obama: Leave the World Behind

Most of the criticism around Leave the World Behind involves a scene in which one of the protagonists, a Black woman named Ruth Scott (Myha’la Herrold), tells her father (Mahershala Ali) that “If the world falls apart, trust should not be doled out easily, especially to white people.

If the tables were turned, would the response be the same, “ a white person making the same statement regarding black people. Before judging, trying walking a mile in those shoes. I can guarantee you, “ your response would be different, honest, not alternative truth.”

White America, can you think of a reason or situation, within the last 400 years up until today, where people of color have had a real reason to be distrustful of you. It’s not racial it’s a fact. Donald Trump is a perfect example of your alternative truth, and so many of you want to make him president again. 

White America, if you inserted Barack Obama into the characteristics  and behavior of Donald Trump, Barack would have been prosecuted and in prison by the beginning of 2022.  Treat Trump as a Blackman and see how quick the law would deal with his behavior. 

America, we are sick-and-tired of Donald Trump, breaking Laws and even trying to get rid of our democracy, which, he took an oath to defend. GOP and DEM white supremacist, “you are responsible for his behavior.” This is what happens when,” Good people look away.

Why isn’t the contributions of Africans Americans  to the development of this great nation a critical part of America’s history. Instead of being taught one month out of the year, which is the shortest month of the year, ‘ February.” 

Claudine Gay, should still be president at Harvard, if the truth be told, her credentials were stellar to most of Harvard Prior presidents. In the future, Miss Gayes, don’t be so quick to resign, make them prove their allegations  and fire you.  Those Representatives who were asking those  presidents those one-sided questions, were playing a part in a planned  script, and were allowed to win. 

America, why is Donald Trump allowed to lie blatantly, and continuously get away with it?

1791-2nd Amendment: Musket Was Gun of Choice

Not AK-15 or-AK- 47: Weapons of Mass Destruction: Aka Gun Violence.

GMW, The 2nd amendments to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms, was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of rights. The weapons of 1791 states,” a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

The 2nd amendment only applied to muskets.

The AK-47 is an assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in the Soviet Union in the 1940s, while the AR-15 is an assault rifle designed by Eugene Stoner in the U.S. in the 1950s. A difference of one-hundred-forty-nine years (149) later.

GMW (grandmothers, mothers and women) The AR15 -AK47’s are Assault Weapons of the 21st Century, how is it they are protected by the 2nd amendment rights.

GMW, we are no longer asking why we are losing so many of our babies and adults to the violence of gun in general, and Assaults weapons, AR15 and AK47s.’

 

GMW, we are not helpless nor powerless, and we all have access to the same power: Our God, Our Love, Our Dollars and Our Vote. If we don’t use it, we lose it at our children’s expense. Ladies we make a difference at the polls. and in our homes. with influence that’s immeasurable; The Gun Violence among our youth and Teens is out of control.

A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for regular election on November 5, 2024. One[1] Senate seat is also up for a special election.

We have an opportunity to send 468 New Politicians to Washington, who will do what we want. We need Better Economic Opportunities in the most effected by violence, gun and prison reforms. Ahead of the elections, Republicans hold a majority in the U.S. House, while Democrats and independents who caucus with Democrats hold a majority in the U.S. Senate.

The GOP solution is guns don’t kill, People Kill. If that the case,” Then we need Conflict Resolution as a mandatory course in our schools K-12 .

Congress can longer represent us partisanly. We need Bipartisan Congressional Leadership with principles, integrity, decency, and values.

The universe has moved in our favor, It has opened up seats in both branches. So young generation, here’s your change to run for office and do all the things you feel have not been done to make things better for your generation. Plus, its your future.

The sleeping giants,” voters who stay home and not let their vote speak for them; Its going to count, but not in your favor. “Our power can speak for us from now on, if we’re serious enough to use it.

Major Causes of Gun Violence, High Crime and Low Credit Scores:

Their contributions to each other, is self evident, in affected neighborhoods.

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We all know, “The root causes behind gun violence and high crime, ‘Is, income inequality, concentrated poverty, underfunded public housing, under-resourced public services, and underperforming schools, are all conditions that tend to increase the likelihood of gun violence  and crimes within a given community. 

It’s time these above major issues, “Are on all campaigning candidates agendas and platform. November 2024th, requires our votes. And it’s time we put a price on it!

Gun violence and crime in America has an economic consequence to our nation, totaling “$557 billion dollars.†Can you imagine the positive impact those dollars would have on low-income, low-credit score communities.

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UVALDE, TEXAS – MAY 26: A memorial is seen surrounding the Robb Elementary School sign following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

According to EveryTown USA, As survivors, families, communities, employers, and taxpayers, all pay for the enormous costs associated with gun violence specifically, and violence in general, whether we own a gun or not. The daily toll is staggering: 

Higher levels of crime and gun violence are also associated with lower home values, credit scores, and homeownership rates. As a result, gun violence hurts a community’s housing prices and drives residents to relocate from or avoid moving to affected neighborhoods.

Increasing policing, is not going to solve the violence problem. But, policies and programs that addresses community Gun Violence and High Crimes, are essential to tackle the public health epidemic of gun violence and crime in the United States and, promote health equity.

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GMW, (Grandmothers, Mothers and Women ) knows grassroots solutions must begin with working to change beliefs, attitudes, values, and actions that promote violence.

This will require a comprehensive coordinated efforts on the part of the Village: Parents, guardians, schools, faith and community-based organizations, social service providers and reformed x-offenders, mayors, city councils, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and crime victims are all critical to reducing violence in our communities.

Now Lord, HERE’S THE TALK! Please Teach Us To, “WALK THE WALK,†In Jesus Name. AMEN!!!

40 Democratic Senatorial Candidates For November, 2023 Election.

Virginia If you have not voted yet, please vote the list before: Jim Jordan is being considered for Speaker of the House. Virginia we need to vote.

In contrast to the legislative agenda in every GOP-MAGA control state including Virginia;

They are busy legislating laws and policies to take away constituents rights. Especially women reproductive rights, LGBTQ, voting, the right to read a book of choice, participation in climate change initiatives, banning assault weapons, common sense-gun-control-laws, tax breaks for constituents not corporation; And, the right for African-Americans to be considered as a part of American History.

But, the forty (40) Democrats candidates for Virginia’s Senate listed below, are organize, united, ready and willing to put our, constituents rights first,. We must keep them the in the majority in the Senate.

40 Democratic Senatorial Candidates For 2023

Ladies we created the mess in Washington, and across America.

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Ladies of Virginia, We will have to hold ourselves accountable,  â€œfor the mess we could create in Virginia, this November.â€We need to make sure: Monty Mason remains the Senator in Dist 24. 

The GOP and MAGA have to figure-out how lead and govern. Not give away the whole store, and expect to have something to sell.

We vote, shop,serve God, and love more than anyone else. To whom much is given, much is expected. Our vote after the repeal of Row v Wade help created the mess in Washington, which is being duplicated across the county. Authoritarianism  in America.

T. Montgomery, Monte Mason will make sure of the following:

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  1. Reproductive Rights, belong between a woman and her doctor, not supporting the governor’s 15 weeks limit.
  2. Not help the state leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and no longer participate in efforts to reduce global warming and climate change.
  3. Ban Assault weapons, not books, help initiate sensible gun laws.
  4. School Boards, Teachers and Educators are qualified to set school curriculums.
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The conservatives, GOP and Mega Republicans candidates’ agendas looks like Washington and Florida, to name a few dysfunctional’s states that puts politics over people.

Ladies in Virginia in particular, and America in general, “The voting buck stops with us.†Do we use or abuse it. We have the power to determine what happens in our communities. Not Authoritarian Leadership

this we pray in Jesus name. Amen..

94th HOUSE DELEGATE

Reproductive Rights and RGGI: VPilot

Phil Hernandez…

Virginia is the last place in the South where these fundamental rights are protected. I support current Virginia law, which follows the framework of Roe v. Wade, and I believe we should enshrine those rights in our Constitution.

RGGI: Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative- is a regional cap and trade program designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.The state is set to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  

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Before RGGI, there was no dedicated source of state funding for coastal resiliency projects. For places like Norfolk, which is one of the most vulnerable places in the country to sea level rise and climate change, reliable state funding is essential for localities as they work to plan and finance infrastructure projects. 

Andy Pittman

The overwhelming consensus is that a 15 week limit on abortion, when the unborn child can feel pain, is a reasonable restriction. Fathers should be required to financially support their children. We should also place greater emphasis on adoption and make it easier for would-be parents to adopt. 

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Lower CO2 emissions to limit global warming and climate change. Concept with manager hand turning knob to reduce levels of CO2. New technology to decarbonize industry, energy and transport

Virginia should not promote measures such as forcing citizens out of their gas-powered vehicles or homes. But, approach’s that includes fossil fuels, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, and the exploration of emerging energy sources. A primary factor for flooding in Norfolk is sinking land due to depletion of the water table. We need to mitigate flooding by replenishing the water table.

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Water Tables, also called groundwater table, upper level of an underground surface in which the soil or rocks are permanently saturated with water. The water table separates the groundwater zone that lies below it from the capillary fringe, or zone of aeration, that lies above it.