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

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

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.

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.

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.

Ladies of Virginia, We will have to hold ourselves accountable,  “for the mess we could create in Virginia, this November.”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:

  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.

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..


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.  

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. 

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.

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.


In The Arena Of Virginia’s Politics.

I apologize for sending our the link, “who is my legislator;” because of redistricting the information is no longer accurate. I think it’s intentional.

So Virginians, vote the DEM ticket, because redistricting has created some challenges, that I got tired trying to figure out so, I just voted my Democratic ticket. 

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW) in Virginia. The country is watching us this November 2023.

All eyes are on Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach as Republicans try to claw back Democratic gains in the state. 

The GOP is encouraging early voting this year, hoping to win majorities, so they can get-rid of early and mail-in-voting by next year.

With Great Examples By The- GOP-MEGA Dysfunction of Ron DeSantis’s MEGA agenda in Fl.,  Kevin McCarthy’s fail  majority leadership in the House of Representatives, the dysfunction of our Supreme Court and the behavior and convictions of the leading GOP candidate for the 2024 presidential election.

A conservative General assembly is not good for Virginia or America. They are proving to be obstructionists for almost everything that Benefits the American people. We feel: Integrity, principles, values, decency, and common sense has to prevail. Our governing houses of power, the Supreme Court, The oval office, the legislative branches, to the local city council, school boards, and civic leagues. We need honest accountability.

We have a choice of banning Books or assault weapons-AK-47.  Also, our governor believes parents have the right to decided life choices for their children; but why don’t I have the right to decide what books  my children or I choose to read or not. hypocrisy!!!

Virginia, remaining the only Southern state without a GOP abortion ban, because of our Senate majority blocking it.

Also Knowing that Virginia is supporting and being apart of climate-change initiatives.

We can turn our General Assembly Blue, or we can stay-home and allow the MAGA GOP policies to prevail. 

By giving Governor Youngkin, a chance to fulfill his promise of enacting a 15-week abortion ban. a broader roll back of climate change policies, plus, ban more books, not Guns, and, forget about sensible gun laws.

To all GMW in particular, and all Virginians in general, look at our country! and vote your  morals, and let God judge the motive of your vote. JUST VOTE

GMW, “This is our prayer in Jesus name. Amen.

Battleground states in 2023

The MAGA GOP is no longer fit to have majorities in states legislative seats.

As of September 7, 2023, Republicans controlled 54.86% of all state legislative seats nationally, while Democrats held 44.29%. 

Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW).

The MAGA GOP is no longer fit to have majorities in states legislative seats.

Under The GOP MEGA legislative Majorities, we are no longer in control of our bodies, nor Affirmative Action; plus, our rights to voters are being compromised. Sensible Gun Laws are impossible with GOP’s states and National leadership. As a result:

Virginia is Abortion’s next big battlegroundDemocrats are mobilizing for what they widely view as the next major referendum on abortion rights: 

Access to reproductive health care will be the number one motivating factor for the [Virginia] election.” Virginia is the lone southern state that hasn’t banned or restricted abortion since the Supreme Court struck down federal protection of the procedure. It was saved by the Democratic majority in Va., Senate. 

Governor Youngkins and his fellow MAGA Republicans are pushing for a 15 week ban also.

The GOP will focus its messaging (In November) on education, the economy and crime. 

GMW, those three (3) issues are also very important us; along with fighting for our Reproductive Rights. A Democratic General Assembly is fighting for: education, the economy, crime and a women’s right to choose. So, why not get all (4) for the price of one.

This November 7th We get to choose, by voting  for the party that respects our intelligence to, “ know what’s right for us and our bodies, making sure our children learn American History, in schools that are conducive to their development, in an economic environment that assures us we can provide food,shelter and quality health for our families, with the assurance that each of us make it safely home at the end of each day, because crime is under control.

The link below will allow you to enter your address and find your Senator  and Delegate to vote for, ‘Who’s My Legislator;’ while we still have the right to make that choice. 

GMW, “ This is our Custer’s last stand. Winning the battle for our reproductive rights.

Let’s pray for this in the name of,”Father, Son, Holy Spirit.”🙏🏿🙏🙏🏿


To My Grands, All Children, Their Teachers and all School Personnel Just Knows You Are…

Protected By Gods: Light, Love,Power and Presence.

Father, I pray that each of their strength comes from You, and that You give them the courage to face any obstacle they may face at school. I pray they know to come to you with their fears and anxiety and to trust you to watch over them and guide them throughout the day.

Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, kids have far more to contend with than ever before. Threats of violence and school shootings, bullying and hostility, pressure and stress, are all very real and present in their lives.

It’s more important now than ever before to cover our children in prayer. As they prepare for a year of learning, we can help them and their teachers, by praying for their safety, protection, encouragement, and wisdom.

Don’t give the devil the satisfaction of taking you on without a fight. Put on the whole armor of God—do it by faith—and go take your victory!

You have to know your enemy. Your battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world. You need God’s Full Armor: 

So, put on the belt of truth, The breath plate of righteousness, The Helmet of salvation and then pick up sword of the Spirit and the shield of faith, and stand firm. It’s a guaranteed and unbeatable strategy. 

🙏🏿 The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8🙏🙏🏿🙏



Before you fight over the word ‘woke,’ learn its history. It will blow you away. 

Phil Boas Arizona Republic editorial columnist, AZCentral

Woke is an adjective derived from African-American Vernacular meaning “alert to racial prejudice and discrimination

Less than 10 years ago, “woke” was a word so deeply layered with history and meaning it could evoke years of pain suffered by descendants of slaves living in Jim Crow America.

Led Belly Foundation: ‘

Woke’ emerge with a song about race and suffering by: Led Belly, who admonished listeners to, “Best Stay Woke!” It’s believed to be the first recorded instance of the word. WOKE

As Huddie Ledbetter used “woke,” it meant, when you’re a Black person traveling through a deeply racist state such as Alabama, you need to know, you’re dealing with – a highly refined form of evil.

That Evil personified the real meaning of WOKE: George Floyd was murdered by Racist White Supremist police officers, and televised worldwide. It Woke Young White to activism for a minute; and prove to the whole-world, Black people’s struggle with the police in America.

The word, “Woke”was preserve in the Library of Congress in the 1930s when Congress decided to preserve American folk music in the South. That project took library archivists to Louisiana where they discovered a little-known African American blues singer named Huddie William Ledbetter or “Lead Belly.”He was a seminal figure in the development of Folkways Records, and his work played a major role in the establishment of Folkways at the Smithsonian.

That discovery took Leadbelly north, where he performed at Harvard, Princeton and NYU, to name a few of his professional endeavors. And now, the governor of Florida (A graduate of Harvard) has the audacity to think he can, “decide how African-American contributed to American history; But that won’t happen. His prejudice won’t allow him, or the group he chose to do the research to deal with the real meaning of “WOKE.” He should have spoken to his fellow alumni: Barack Obama.

The 1619 project is the correct history our children are going to encounter on the world stage. The racist white supremacists in America is in capable of telling the true history of our country. The truth is too overwhelming for them. But, it is what it is, and it will never be a lie.

The white supremists use of the word, “WOKE” verifies, their racist attitude. Their woke is: suppressing the vote, banning abortion, getting rid of affirmative action, banning books-not guns, supporting someone for president, whose total purpose is to destroying our democracy.

The governor of Florida says,”We can never, ever surrender to woke ideology. He also added, “the state of Florida is where woke goes to die.”

America, let’s see, “who lives or die. Good will always triumph evil.

Let’s embrace our history, The Good, Bad and Ugly. Then Americans of all races will fight to give African Americans their word back. We’re praying for the soul of America in Jesus’s name. Amen

#JimcrowAmerica#whiteSupremists#suppressingthevote#BanningBooksNotAssaultWeapons #TheirWoke#thegovernorofFlorida#FloridaWhereWokeGoesToDie#GoodTriumphEvil#


Juneteenth and the Black Church:By Emanuel Walker…

Juneteenth is celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States not because it’s the day President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That happened two years earlier. It’s the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced all slaves were free—June 19, 1865. The troops were there to enforce the executive decree. It was a day of action, not just words.

For Black Americans, Juneteenth represents a moment of liberation and hope. It is a day to celebrate their ancestors’ resilience, courage, and perseverance in the face of oppression. The Black church played a pivotal role in the struggle for freedom, serving as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change.

The Black Church: Beyond Worship

The Black church was more than just a place of worship; it was a center of community life. During slavery, enslaved Africans used religious gatherings as a way to connect with each other, express their faith, and forge a sense of belonging. They drew strength from the stories of Moses leading his people out of bondage and of Jesus’ message of freedom and equality.

After emancipation, the Black church continued to play a vital role in African-American life. It provided a space for political organizing, education, and social support. Black churches founded schools, universities, and community centers that served as vital resources for African Americans, particularly in the South.

For Black Americans, Juneteenth represents a moment of liberation and hope. It is a day to celebrate their ancestors’ resilience, courage, and perseverance in the face of oppression.

Let’s remember that Juneteenth-America’s youngest federal holiday-came to prominence in 2020 in partial recognition of the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other Black folks who have died at the hands of law enforcement. Even in our recent history, Black folks’ freedoms were not their own, but the continued awakening of a country for a better democracy, which time and time again has originated from our communities of color. Green G.Mann

Why celebrating Juneteenth matters now more than ever…

🙏🏿🙏1 Corinthians 15: 57 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Liberating God, we offer a prayer of thanksgiving and praise for your hearing the cries of the oppressed. Bless your name for giving us the victory and freedom over slavery.🙏🙏🏿🙏🏿

Gun Violence Continues: Mass Shooting in Illinois.

#BlackChurch#BeyondWorship#JuneteenthAmericasyoungestholiday#AMomentOfLiberationAndHope#Juneteenth is celebrated as the end of slavery#OurHistory#African American#

A Father’s Day Prayer of Blessing To Grandfathers, Fathers and Men (GFM) 

Dear Lord: Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW) Are Wishing Every: GFM the best of your spiritual blessings today. 

Lord, we pray specifically for fathers and fatherhood across our land. Your Word clearly instructs fathers to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4). God, we thank You for the men who are leading according to Your statutes and the ones that are laying their lives down for Your purposes. We pray that You will continue to use these men to lead their families and other men. We pray You will strengthen the fathers of our nation and that You will continue to empower churches, organizations, and individuals to invest in fathers and fatherhood for the sake of our children.  Because, God So Loved Fathers:

He took the strength of a mountain, the majesty of a tree, the warmth of a summer sun, the calm of a quiet sea, the generous soul of nature, the comforting arm of night, the wisdom of the ages, the power of the eagle’s flight, the joy of a morning in spring, the faith of a mustard seed, the patience of eternity, the depth of a family need, then God combined these qualities, when there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, and so, He called it … Dad.

Author Unknown

We pray for the dads out there who are being alienated from their children right now. We pray, oh Lord, that You would shield and shelter them from the pain and possibly the anger that may be rising up in them, for You to strike down the barriers that are hindering these dads from seeing their children. 

God, do not let this destroy them as men, fathers, or in their relationship with You. They need You in a mighty way and we pray You would show Yourself strong on behalf of anyone that is being alienated from their children. And change the hearts ❤️ of those who would hurt their children for their own selfish reasons.

We pray for the single fathers out there; whether they are raising their children alone or even if they are doing the best they can with the time they have. We pray for strength, protection, wisdom, and discernment to help them through whatever trials they may be facing. Thank You Lord for these men and please guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, help meet all of their needs, that they may experience Your peace that surpasses all comprehension. 

Give him a passionate faith, a persevering spirit, and a powerful testimony that overcomes any weakness or doubt, as he wears the armor of God daily You have provided for him as a spiritual leader and child of God.

Lord, we lift up the dads right now that ARE NOT stepping up to the plate as fathers, for whatever reason. Once again, we have allowed the evil one to get into our lives and wreak havoc on what You have said is good. We pray for these men to come to their knees and repent, that they would turn from their ways, seek You, and come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Father, we pray for their children and the moms who are parenting alone because of these men’s decisions. We pray You would step in as a father to the fatherless and a defender of widows in these situations, that their story would be another testimony that nothing is too hard for You. 

Today, on special days, and for all the days of his life, fill him with the best of Your blessings, so that one day he will stand before you and hear Your ultimate words of praise, “Well done, my son, well done!” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

🙏🏿🙏Psalm 103:13: “As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”🙏🙏🏿🙏