Call it What It Is!

If it’s red call it blue. If yellow call it green. In other words, whatever the president says or does look to the opposite to translate. For instance we can believe he fired Comey because of Hillary, by flipping it as we already have and saying he fired Comey to protect himself. But let’s go back. And you’ve heard me say this before. I’m not letting go.  

In the debates leading up to the presidential election, Chris Wallace asked the question about the outcome, “will you accept the outcome on election night if you lose?” Trump said if he was the loser he would not accept the outcome on election night because it could be rigged. Hillary jumped all over it “yes I will accept it.”  He knew it was rigged and Russia involvement. . But was there also collusion with Fox News? What doesn’t the administration want us to find out?  

What did they have the audacity to do, to win the WH that they are trying to coverup?

Will I Ever Run for Office

Thank you Rolling Out for allowing me to share some thoughts even answering a question I get a lot, will I ever run for office! 

Every day is a challenge to move an idea like Party Politics forward. It is possible because of the help of so many. You know who you are! Thank you from the bottom of heart!

Our overriding belief is together we can narrow the political divide by getting to know one another. Best way I know to do that is to add “party” to an all confusing process called “politics.”

Thank you again Rolling Out Magazine and Yvette Caslin for writing this story about Party Politics work to cross the political divide! To read the article click on the link below! 

America’s Potential Unfulfilled 

​America the beautiful has a date with her destiny. She has yet to reach her full potential.  Until we find ways to across party lines for the good of the nation she will forever be trying to fulfill potential that is in reach. 

Together, we can get equitable immigration reform , equal pay for women, stop unwarranted killings of innocent citizens by police officers and vice versa, create gun reform and address mass shootings, create greater economic opportunities and get citizens to stop killing one another, increase the minimum wage, protect Standing Rock, insure healthcare for all, make college affordable for all. America can be greater than ever. What issues are important to you and are you willing to work across party lines to address them? 

 Let’s make our own party one that produces results and is about all the people! Together let’s reach beyond our potential. 

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Uncle Kathy Resisted and Changed A Nation

Three years ago next month I met Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada at his home in South Africa. Endearingly called, Uncle Kathy, he worked alongside Nelson Mandela and others even went to prison fighting against apartheid in South Africa. 

In April 2014, Kathrada left two things heavy on my mind since. The first don’t take our years of freedom for granted. He shared this. “Imagine being in prison for life and your captors tell you they’ve received word you’re to be released but they are waiting for a fax.

The weight of being in prison should have made us excited. But we’d been away from society for 26 years. My comrades and I sat down thinking first then looking at one another asked and what is a fax!” The second story is profound and I hope it will be for you too. Mr. Kathrada was asked how the business or international community could help South Africa. He paused for a moment then said “I think you and the ambassador are better equipped to answer that question than me…..” “There are times I wish I was still in prison.” We looked at him astonished. Earlier that day, we were at the prison on Robben Island where he’d been imprisoned. Why would anyone want to go back? “In Prison we had time to think.” The past two nights, I shared this story with old and new friends in Charlotte. Mr. Kathrada left a lasting impression on me. 

While I am saddened by his death, I am even more inspired by his life. Thank you my friends in South Africa Fazlin Jakoet and Chéri-Leigh Erasmus for messaging me this morning to inform me. 

Technology connects us is grand ways. There was no fax before he went to prison and upon his death we have the power of a fax at our fingerprints. 

We are a global nation and can learn most from one another when we open our minds and our hearts. Kathrada and his comrades did more than resist. They offered a better way forward. They put their lives on the line to find that way and in the end they lived their lives knowing they did it for something greater than themselves. 

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Silos and Prison

​Mandela left after 27 years in prison with a forgiving heart. He left the silo of the physical jail and the silo of the mental prison behind him. We can too. 

Pain and silos create division in our lives. Economic and racial inequality, jobs, education, healthcare, national security aren’t issues we should be fighting about. They’re issues we should be fighting for. 

 Political parties imprison us with an idea of my party vs. your party. It leaves us battling, arguing, bitter and divided. Instead We the People should be at the heart of every issue in a way that unites not divides us.  

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