published Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Thoughts on welcoming new citizens

David Martin

If you walked up to anyone on the street in Chattanooga 20 years ago and told them that, within a couple decades, this city would be one of the most cosmopolitan places in the Southeast, that person would have probably laughed at you. But when taking inventory of today’s demographic landscape, it becomes apparent that we live in a very diverse and culturally nuanced city, especially when compared to most of our regional peers.

The Hamilton County Department of Education offers the clearest window through which we can view the racial composition of our citizenry. Across the county school system, students and their families hail from over 35 countries, and more than 40 languages are spoken. Besides English, the top five languages in our schools are Spanish, Arabic, German, Kirundi (eastern Africa), and Malayalam (India). Simply examining the people group most commonly associated with the first language on that list can help put diversity trends in perspective. The Latino population in Hamilton County is expanding at a staggering pace. The 1990 Census reported that Latinos didn’t even make up a full percentage point of the total county population, while estimates for the year 2020 show that number will likely hit 12 percent.

Growing with our international community are a host of organizations, each working to connect new people to the city they now call home. From Bridge Refugee Services to La Paz Chattanooga, and the Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council to Chattanooga State’s Cultural Ambassadors and International Achievers initiatives, there are more entities working today than ever before to create a stronger, more inclusive city and county. And what’s exciting about these various organizations is that they’ve been started as grassroots nonprofits, as well as by traditional heavyweight trendsetters in the area.

If we are going to maximize the human resource potential of our region, though, it cannot simply be left to a confederacy of mission-minded businesses, 501(c)(3)s, and places of worship to engage new residents. Rather, it will take the entirety of a population to open welcoming arms and incorporate all those who call themselves Chattanoogans. On Monday, La Paz Chattanooga hosted the Latino Leadership Awards to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

A half-decade ago, when I decided to relocate back to Chattanooga, I did so because I truly believed I could craft a better future for myself here than anywhere else. It was opportunity that brought me here, and opportunity is the driving factor luring almost all of our new neighbors. Whether we’ve come here from Honduras, Germany, India, or Knoxville, we all ache to succeed, and non-natives have chosen to uproot—leaving family, friends, and the familiarities of daily life—to a place that celebrates opportunity. Chattanooga is an exceptional city, and I thank God I live here every day. It’s up to us to create and sustain an environment that will allow everyone to contribute to its future good standing. As individuals prosper, so will the collective, and it is in the best interest of us all, and our posterity, to eliminate the barriers prohibiting the pursuit of success by any one person.

When Chattanooga first celebrated Volkswagen’s decision to locate here, I remember the “Willkommen” signs that popped up everywhere. It seemed the entire town couldn’t say “welcome” enough. I hope we can learn to share that excitement with all of our recent and coming arrivals, saying bienvenidos, bon bini, bun venit… welcome.

David Martin manages Development & Communications at La Paz Chattanooga. He received the 2013 Civic Impact Award from the Young Professionals Association, and is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga.

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prairie_dog said...

It was that way 44 years ago too. I guess the place must have gone through a slump while I was away defending my country.

October 7, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The Parable of The Confused Negro (4 October 2013-12 October 2013)

There was a time when “Truth” and “Freedom” talked and debated all night long with “Black Willie” who called himself West Africa. But let the record note that he was born on the West side of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Willie was never called “Pretty Willie” or “Way-Out Willie” or “Fast Willie” just “Black Willie.” He also always had a problem with being called Black because his skin was very, very dark. Some folk Black like Willie “Truth” recalled were often called “Dirty Red.”

Any way “Black Willie” left the meeting house and said that Africa was his home and went to the bus station.

FreedomJournal

October 12, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

PARABLE CONFUSED NEGRO CONT.

Fetch-it and Catch-it were both born on a plantation. Fetch-it ran all through the Big House catching flies and anything Mr. (Massa) Gil-Moe wanted.

Catch-it ran all over the fields not as a field slave but as a runner with vicious dogs whenever Kunta and his kind tried to run even before they could walk.

This was a time when the first generation Blacks knew their names but soon with the new births everybody, all the wretched Black souls were given a name.

Negra and that other name was the order of the day. The female was the Negress and there was gal and boy.

With freedom the no name people were now glad to be called Colored but the N name was the most used.

Appeasement and a gift came from the Name Changers and Negro became sophisticated and proper. Some were even proud to be called Negro because then Black meant get back.

But soon the N word people got into the Name Game. Afro-American became popular for some while the bourgeoisie still existed now and then as the Negro.

By 1960 and Black Awareness James Brown and the N word people left Negro, Colored and Afro-American and became Black. Many had always been proud, so True.

But as sure as Black Reconstruction came to a close so did Black as a foreigner came into the Black community. The African American slipped in. Who helped him get in?

Some said he came because a Black man in Tennessee had no home or land or country to identify with. Therefore in malice at racism and injustice he cried out to Africa to anger an opponent who only laughed.

However, all Blacks did not accept such a foolish notion of an African born in Mississippi. But we soon found some that attempted to be African in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, New York and especially in California.

Soon many confused Negroes changed their enslaved names to a foreign Arabic or African name that most people in Black and White America and in Africa and the Middle East had problems pronouncing or understanding.

Many also began to wear what they thought were African clothing. Some chewed on sticks and thought this was African. The Cultural Nationalists meanwhile believed that they could steal or kidnap Africa while still living somewhere in California.

However, none of the African cultural converts went back to Africa or returned. Most never visited any country in Africa because most could ill afford the airfare or gas money to go across their own town.

Meanwhile Blacks in America still pleaded for equal rights as Americans because you have to be an African to seek equality in Africa but most military regimes in Africa only laugh and stomp soft heads while the real Africans, bleed Red, Black and Green blood and cry.

Peace and Golden Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press Saturday 12 October 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

October 12, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The ParaFable Of Black Monkeys Kidnapped By White Snakes (10-19 October 2013)

There are many sad and ungrateful days for those that have forsaken the way home. Some meanwhile knocked as beggars at the door post of a foreign people that did not hear or see them in a masquerade regarding far-fetched customs they read or heard about.

Thus many of our lost brethren wander through time not realizing that no one can undo or change the historical record. If you are Black you cannot change or buy into a White ethnicity. But can you shop in another country?

Also no one can change their ethnic origins even with black to white chemicals produced by the devil. Culture comes upon one in the place of their birth and not from an unknown source.

There was once upon a time that all the Beautiful Black Monkeys lived in “The Land of the Blacks.” This was “The Land of Burnt Faces.” In later years this land of the world’s greatest resources became known as Africa.

The abject and contemptible Snakes carried the brethren of “Monkey See” and “Monkey Do” to a new land called America. No one wanted to go. Some were kidnapped and some tricked and sold and stolen into captivity by their own brethren because the Snakes wanted free labor.

The Eagle flew; the Crow emancipated and liberated dung upon low lying cotton fields and the Monkeys would sing and dance but mostly they picked cotton by the light of the day and night. No Colored or Black Monkeys really shared any of the crops and the tenants that farmed never had a home.

The human subjects watched as they were the slow creatures. If they had a brain none among them still could think. Most had gone mad due to the abuse and over- use of electronic devices. There were therefore rehabilitation centers on almost every corner. The human subjects gathered at these places for help. The disease was called Text-Mania.

Meanwhile the first generation transplanted souls kept some of their culture. However, the language of their people disappeared so did most customs, traditions, and religions. The assimilation and fusion of the distinct Black but Beautiful Monkey American Experience began to take place.

October 19, 2013 at 11:51 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

ParaFable Cont.

Most of the customs meanwhile were burned on a coal-oil soaked Black and White Cross. Then Jim who was a Rebel Crow took over. As time moved the American Experience began to really penetrate the hearts and minds of the Monkeys that were Black.

Nothing hung from the trees before and after “The Vale Of Tears” but possums and Strange Fruit. “The Name Game” presented a litany of colors and nick-names? Negra, Negress, Colored, Negro, Afro-American and Black. And some Monkeys went back to Africa while they still lived somewhere in California as African Americans.

“Monkey See” and” Monkey Do” transcended all time lines as they were in the first generation and destined to be in the last. Meanwhile the low crawling White Snakes ceased with the Name Game. Black Americans declared themselves Black. However, the Africans who refused to return to Africa said they had no country.

Bu no one went back home. Most that cried out in confusion as to homeland were kin to the Snakes that started all this commotion. ‘Monkey Do’ knew he had to try to bring an honest report.

Therefore, he noted that there is very little logic in someone in American claiming Africa because they believe they have no country but continue to live in America where they were born. ‘Monkey See’ who had good eyes also said… “If you were born in America just because you have ancestors from Africa does not make Africa your home.”

A big Black Gorilla who with pride carried the name of ‘King’ then said… “Those that have identified a particular home land although born in West Tennessee should return to that place.” Then a loud Hyena named ‘Helen’ said … “Are you crazy. Where will they go in Africa? Usually when one has a home it is not an entire country.”

‘Baby Face’ the latest Baboon on the block said… “You got that right. I live at 762 Vine Street in South West Atlanta, Georgia. But I have never been able to get a valid address for the Colored Monkeys that say Africa is their home.”

‘Monkey See’ then said… “Well how can you go home when you don’t know where your house or home is located.”

Then a wild Yellow and White Snake that most of the human subjects called ‘Dirt’ said… “I claim all of Africa.”

‘Monkey Do’ could not hold his peace… “Well beloved (speaking to the Yellow and White Snake) what part of Africa claims you? How often do you call home or when do you hear from your brethren all over Africa?”

October 19, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

ParaFable Cont.

There was nothing but silence as the Africans that refused to return home tried to fix Africa in a name. Meanwhile, the Black middle class and the lumpen proletariat had taken over the Name Game. The Ant Eater called ‘Sam last name Bo’ who also loved to eat members of the roach family joined in with the name changers.

The Colored Ant Eater was born in North Chattanooga. However, he was in constant denial about his home while embracing the land of some of his ancestors. Many thought he was foolish as no one he knew could pronounce his new name. The big Black flies were all over the place and they always wanted to visit Africa, take a hay ride and run and fly through the bush at midnight.

But ‘Money See’ and ‘Money Do’ and all the Baboons they knew and ‘King’ the Gorilla called the home where they slept home. Most were Black all over but nobody knew any color called Africa?

However, we all remember many tigers, lions and panthers that were raised outside of captivity in the new world called America who were set in rebellious ways. They carried a great grudge against the White Snakes.

The Snakes had bitten and poisoned many subjects from Africa and throughout the world. The Monkey Kingdom was no exception. Also the tigers and their clan were often poisoned as it was the custom of the White Snakes.

Meanwhile ‘Monkey See’ and ‘Monkey Do’ had great vision. They realized the essence of pride in the land they had worked, bled and died in all the wars for as Black Americans. However, the tigers, the lions and the panthers cried out in anger identifying with another place far away that knew not their name or the Name African American.

Peace and Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press Saturday 19 October 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

October 19, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The Proud Black American: Visions To Reality (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow) (16-25 October 2013)

One man who said he was/is an African American who resides in and was born and raised in Tennessee noted that he was rooted and grounded in African culture, customs, traditions etc. He thus changed his name learned to speak an African language and noted to everyone that would listen that he was/is African.

However the clear definitive qualities of culture in this instance note: The civilization of a given race or nation at a given time or over all time. Meanwhile there was no ship or boat large enough to carry or bring all of Africa to Tennessee or any port in New York or anywhere else along the eastern seaboard of the United States of America. He also refused to board any boat or ship even the pleasure boats all along the great Tennessee River and Chickamauga Lake.

Greetings Brethren,

Peace be unto you. I would imagine there was a time even before the trade in human beings took place that those that are Black stood up proud. I also believe that in many of these people regardless of the circumstances they always had some idea of not only who they were but their destiny.

The sands that are often blood-stained and dirt of the times of yesterday renders a historical record we have no control over. But we do have some control over the times of tomorrow. What about today? The Sun will rise today it will surely set on tomorrow. God the Father breaks the day.

What if yesterday had not seen an enslaved people from “The Land of the Blacks,” that some called Africa? Would we still see the distinct Black American personality that brought the world the powerful, call to freedom and liberation in the bottom beat of the Drums? Then came Spirituals, Work Songs that were Blues songs, Blues, Gospel, All that Jazz, Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues, Songs of contemporary Liberation, Rap and Hip Hop.

Would the transplanted African who came to America from Africa and gained citizenship (who became the African American) render the same contributions that Black Americans have given to the world?

Also as the independent mind continues to see through certain eyes “What if the South had won the Civil War?” Would Black Americans be better off today? Would there be more Black businesses? Would any of these Black people adopt the foreign notion of attaching African to their American heritage? Just how long will the people enslaved the Negroes remain in bondage?

November 17, 2013 at 10:03 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The Black American Dream (20 September 2013, 29 September 2013)

Black American independent thinkers dream to reality. They also declare a loyalty to the land of their birth. They also seek not to be an apologist for the confused Negro.

There is no logic claiming a home in a foreign land. There are no Africans born in Tennessee that have descended from the people that were once enslaved in the United States of America. John said that Africans are born in Africa therefore Black Americans are born in America. Meanwhile, just what do the real Africans call Blacks in America?

South Georgia Pete went to Africa. However, he was identified as the Negro or Black man from America. But when Pete came back to Georgia he called himself an African American but the Africans knew he would always be a confused Negro.

Greetings Brethren,

Peace be unto you. As God broke the day the clouds did not disappear but the Sun would still shine as my heart embraced the Spirit and I dreamed unto reality.

There were times as we look back on the time line when the Negras had no rights and really no name. But a clash of swords, black powder and cannon balls regained lost land for the victors. But what of the victims of the land who were the rogues that stole cotton at midnight?

Meanwhile the Name Game took hold once more than once as Colored and Negro merged and so did the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the United States Constitution. Freedom thus came, or some said it was freedom and so did citizenship and the right to vote.

Emancipation also brought on a troubled and turbulent reconstruction period and soon a great lash backwards by 1877.

The former people enslaved became a new horse or mule that still worked and toiled like their ancestors in old cotton fields. They never shared the crop and there was always a displaced and rejected tenant on someone else’s farm or plantation.

November 17, 2013 at 10:09 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

Black Leadership: Weak, Strong, Compromised

At night and during the rise of the Sun at mid- day John dreamed as he saw the independent posture of the man Frederick Douglass. He fled from slavery in 1838.

Douglass was a Black Abolitionist as Africa knew not his name or his claim to fame. He spoke up until the time of Booker T. Washington but he stood tall while Washington fell down.

Meanwhile Booker T. joined in the leadership ranks with Douglass but had confused notions as the right way the former enslaved brethren should go. He was attracted to a compromised and sycophant view of his blackness.

Booker T. threw up and down his soiled and calloused hands at the Atlanta Exposition as he embraced Grady as the architect of the south. But soon by the time the century turned and 1900 W.E. B. DuBois emerged and soon would Marcus Garvey.

The liberal elements that took hold of Civil Rights Organizations had no desire for the economic well being of the Blacks. Thus these organizations became disturbed by liberalism that felt they had the right way for all causes Black or Negro.

More than a century ago 100 years in the making conservative and liberal agendas seemed to have well defined boundaries. Most saw liberals with a feeling of justice for the downtrodden and those experiencing the Black Holocaust or an on-going economic depression.

I remember Frederick Douglass in 1852 saying loud that the 4th of July was a holiday for White America. But now the dream that has become a reality is upon us in 2013.

The Black man, woman, boys and little girls are as much American as apple pie. Their ancestors have paid the price as they baked many pies in the big house called mansions and small houses on farms owned by someone else.

The fields that laid up great fortunes based on cotton were turned by African and then Black American hands. Blacks stood up and fell in strength in all the wars waged by America. The Black American no longer dreams of a piece of the pie. The dream is now a living reality. So is the distinct Black American personality and race.

Peace and Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 29 September 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

November 17, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

Black Thieves In Disguise

They came once more than once as White shadows, silhouettes in the night with larceny and genocide on loose minds that hated the heart.

Some had forgotten that the intellectual community is different from the general community. But did the “Name Game” become corrupted with “African” by intellectuals or politicians, activists, ministers or someone drinking Wild Irish Rose to the excess?

Just how many investigated the claims made by the television that all Black people in America over night became African Americans or Afrikans. For the record the Afrikans had been around for some time trying to take everybody back to Africa without a boat.

John still at peace although with a bitter taste for all of this confusion said…”Civil Rights activists nor Civil Rights organizations have any authority to change the name for Black people.”

Then ‘South Georgia Pete’ and ‘Sam last name Bo’ from West Tennessee said…”Well what are you doing Freedom Journal? You seem to be doing the same thing changing our name to Black. What are you talking about all of my people are light skin. I really want to be a brown African.”

Meanwhile a child was born who could think and reason. The mother and father were both Black and had enslaved ancestors. The child looked at the skin color of his parents he looked at his skin he knew his address was College Hill Courts on the West side of Chattanooga Tennessee.

No one among hospital staff mentioned anything about Africa. Everything he saw around him made mention of the culture and environment he was born into. He knew who he was just as sure as if he was born in an Eagles nest.

Peace and Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press Thursday 31 October 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

November 17, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The Siege of Black History Black Studies Passé (23 October 2013- 6 November 2013)

John said the truth about his heritage was no threat to anyone. However, the imposters shaded in a stark dark stygian hue begged to differ.

Meanwhile since John always remembered his right name, his ethnicity/race his application for employment and the American Dream could be a reality.

But those that had a great memory lapse regarding their given names, race/ethnicity and country claimed alien status on their application and were detained because Uncle Sam smiled on American citizens.

Greetings Brethren,

Peace be unto you. The war of letters began soon after the first captured Black souls set foot in North America. His initial capture and departure from a distant shore also came with a muted mouth inflicted on these wretched souls by the kidnappers and those that paid a ransom for fresh Black bodies.

Due to an economic system that thrived on the ignorance of a bound in bondage work force, education the ability to read, write and count from 1-10 was not within the laws, customs or traditions that came to be prominent in support of forced and whip driven labor.

Education did come as an aftermath of a failed agrarian economic system which faltered at a quest to become independent. But few other human beings in the north or south wanted the once enslaved human subjects to really know how to count let alone read.

November 17, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The Ambush of Authentic Black History, Black Studies

The Afro-centricity of the Cultural Purists was/is rooted and grounded in African culture. Is this logical reasoning for the confusion among many young students that embark on the study of Black American history?

Down through 1900 and the time of Rights that are Civil an organized effort began for sought after liberty for the formerly over-worked labor force that had no record of wages. Education eventually became a part of the Freedom quest.

Black folk were not only mis-educated but under-educated as they were also unemployed and under-employed. Then came Negro History Week in 1926. By contemporary times we witnessed Black History Month throughout the month of February.

However, education for the wretched of the earth had limits. Carter G. Woodson cried out in 1933 about the Mis-Education of the Negro who was/is the Black American. Had Black History Week failed? Every day we love the Lord all days into yesterday become history.

Meanwhile the people Black with few letters still missed academic training that carried the truth of the Black American Experience. Some knew and some proved the longevity of ignorance.

By 1968 the sincere, honest and diligent Student Movement demanded the inclusion of the realities of the Black Experience as a part of College curriculums. Although courses in African History were often included the emphasis was on the Black American Experience.

The skirmish between the real radical and the upstart Cultural Nationalists resulted in a takeover of Black Studies. There was eventually a sharing of philosophies.

A common ground appeared among the Eurocentric scholars and the Cultural Purists who also share much in common with the Afrikan centered philosophies that approve of supremacy in all things Afrikan and not Black.

Meanwhile the independent thinkers were purged as no one among the imposters wanted the whole truth while trying to perform a miracle of developing, transforming African culture to Black America in a piecemeal fashion. Can Blacks also be racists? Can these same folk also sponsor an aspect of economic racism?

Peace and Paradise, Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press Wednesday 6 November 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

November 17, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.
FreedomJournal said...

The ParaFable Of The Misnomer Of Alleged African Americans (22 November 2013)

There have been many strange and often illogical things that have occurred as we look at the Time Line of the Black American Experience.

The Name Game is thus extended to include the Name Change People. However, some although they claim Freedom, Justice and Equality only serve to move in jest and hate espousing notions of supremacy.

One man denounced the house he lived in and left. Another man denounced some of the things in his house and stayed on confusing self and others he frowned and smiled upon.

PART I

All through the Jungle that was still the Ghetto there was much talk once more than once about the shallow and loose mindset of the African Americans. The records show that a group of African Americans their partners in crime and certain Cultural Nationalists had set fire to every Immigration Office in the United States of America.

They now declared that there are no Immigration processing offices to send us back home because we refuse to go. Meanwhile we have devised a plan of action whereby Africa is in our mind and culture is interchangeable. You just have to be persistent in denouncing what you don’t like about America.

Therefore in the on-going quest to denounce everything (not everything) well only certain things about America the African Americans invaded the office where you make a legal claim to change your name. For the record Onajaye Charles, Sadat Adams and Jawbo Lewis were still upset about the problems they had experienced at the Immigration Office. Although claiming the entire continent of Africa as their homeland no one among them wanted to leave America.

But due to the confusion the African Americans caused and the scuffles and fighting among them and the Cultural boys they just snapped. They didn’t go Postal because none of the African Americans would work at the United States Postal Service however, they went misnomer and tried to destroy every Immigration Office by fire.

For the record the process for changing one’s name had been taken from the Circuit, Probate and County Court. Also the African Americans had demanded that they should not have to file the legal forms required. Mainly because there was always great confusion over their nationality. The Court had also noted that a person must have attained the age of 18 years thus one has to be an adult.

December 8, 2013 at 12:10 p.m.
FreedomJournal said...

Part II

The African Americans refused to honor this stipulation as they often brought all of their children and anybody that they had convinced that America was not their home. Many confused students also fled the line at the Name Change Office when they gave some serious thought to being born in America.

Samuel the son of John noted that he was convinced that Black people of various ethnic groups in the United States of America that have enslaved ancestors are a distinct Black race.

Monkey Do at this point insisted on bringing more clarity to the confusion caused by the Name Change people. He said….”There are often reasons why the Courts will not allow a name change. The court must find that the requested name change is consistent with the public interest. A person is not allowed to change their name in order to avoid judgments or legal actions against him or her, or to avoid debts and obligations. A person cannot change their name to defraud any person. I wonder if confused students the young and the old that debate issues about being Black in America or African in American is in the public interest?” “What.” This was the response from Monkey See. He said ….”Are you kidding? What about fraud? I believe that many of the Name Change People have sought to confuse the historical record of Black American subjects especially in the United States of America. For example so many of these people have taken over many History Departments at various Colleges and Universities and claimed they are African Studies Departments instead of Black American Studies Departments. If that is not fraud what is? Do most people that have at least a basic understanding of how the word History is defined note a clear distinction between American History that includes the Black Experience and African History? There are also reasons why a person might not be allowed to change his or her name? For an order of name change to be granted, the court must find sufficient reasons for the change and also find it consistent with the public interest. A change of name upon marriage, dissolution, or divorce meets these requirements. Well what about the Name Change People that want to be African? Can you just reject your given legal name and change it because you have a psychological problem about your ethnic origins? Is this sufficient reason for a name change? Well what about the Name Change People seeing a psychologist instead of worrying and harassing American citizens at various United States Government offices? Meanwhile the process for obtaining a name change for an adult in the State of Tennessee begins with the filing of the Petition with the Circuit, Probate, or County Court in the county in which the petitioner resides. If the Court finds good cause for the name change and it is not in conflict with the public interest, the Court will grant the request and issue the Order of Name Change.” Cont. Part III

December 8, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
FreedomJournal said...

Part III

The Courts had been denounced by the African Americans just like America. With so-called African Americans overloading the Dockets so much the Probate Courts or the United States Government had decided to contract out these services to a private company. So Name Change Offices had been established throughout the United States of America. For support as they descended on the poor unsuspecting workers at the Name Change Office they enlisted several Cultural Nationalists. Ake Anderson, Menusa Sam and the big head of the Cultural Nationalists, theoretician M. K. Quranga. For extra added support they twisted the arms and legs of several members of the Black elite the Black bourgeoisie who represented various Civil Rights Organizations, Churches and other moneymaking endeavors. Thus Rev. Dr. Lonnie FeelGood, Bishop Hope InGold and Mr. Clyde Gilmo joined them. However, all of the elite African Americans all shouted in unison…. “We are coming to support you but we are not going to change our names. We also do not plan to dress like Africans or talk in any of those African dialects that we really are not able to speak. We may wear a kinte cloth scarf but that is as far we are going. For the record (but don’t’ tell White people) we are African Americans only to make the White folks mad. There is no way we will ever leave or even visit Africa.” Peace and Paradise,

Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press December 7, 2013 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Cont. Part II

December 8, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.
dao1980 said...

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December 9, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.
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