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For Immediate Release: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Friday visit to Chicago!

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For Immediate release Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence during Mr.Pence’s Visit to Chicago!

( Chicago Club-This Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)

Chicago, IL. Vice President-elect Mike Pence, also known as the Governor who may citizens have said, “he made Indiana worse,” is hosting a Republican fundraising luncheon in Chicago on Friday with the help of Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Illinois Republicans.

The event will be at The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St. is hosting the $2,700 per ticket event, according to the Sun-Times. And for $10,000 a pop, a couple can attend, have lunch for two, and take a photo with Pence, while $33,400 VIP tickets per couple will also include a round table meeting.

This call to protest is continuation of the outcry against Trump that coincides with the national effort to “Rise Up” and “Resist,” with a determination that we refuse to accept a regime that feeds racial hatred against Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, women, LGBTQ, and the poor. Trump has promised to endorse torture and profiling tactics in his administration. We also stand in our continued effort to call out police brutality in America, a known tragic problem that continues to plague Chicago! The FOP strongly supports Trump and calls for unbridled “stop-and-frisk” and the abolition of Bush-era limits on racial profiling.

 

To all that, we stand in opposition will use this event to say “No! In the name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America.”

I say loudly, very clearly we should not be deceived by one who stands behind divisiveness when it is evoked in something that should be “quintessentially,” American. This  Elect President who would claim to be a president for all of the people, African-Americans, the inner cities.” I say “No” to this President Elect who embraces the most brutal periods in world history as “Greatness.”

I say to thousands, millions, and anyone who will hear my words and receive-Keep protesting, Keep stomping, Keep crying out in the wilderness! with a raised fist-I resist-join me (us). To fight against those fractions whose actions are outside of the public interest.

NOTE: Donald Trump and Mike Pence have clearly articulated a hateful and dangerous agenda as laid out by Refusefascism.org that they plan to pursue after January 20, 2017

For example here is a short list of our growing issues:

 Building a wall on the southern border with Mexico

 Mass deportations of undocumented migrants;

 Instituting a Muslim registry and threatening to stop

all immigration from Muslim-majority countries;

 Backing out of the Paris Climate Treaty;

 Threatening the press;

 Implementing Stop and Frisk nationally;

 Re-starting the nuclear arms race.

President Gregg L, Greer, Freedom First International

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.

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WHAT: Protest Rally to Stand in opposition against Trump/Pence! (Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00am)

WHERE: The Chicago Club at 81 E. Van Buren St.-Chicago, IL

WHO:  “WE Refuse Fascism, Answer Chicago, Freedom First International_Southern Christan Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to fight against Trump Pence / Police Violence

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of Trump

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against_Presidential Elect and the Cabinet

Contact (s):     Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

 

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For immediate Release: Alton Sterling “The Quest for Justice Rally”

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Baton Rouge. — Hundreds will gather on World Human Rights Day December 10, 2016 to commemorate fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge Police

The Quest for Justice will be led by Sterlings Family including his Aunt Sandra Sterling, Activist Leader Gregg L Greer, Freedom Fist International, and the others groups and leadership including CERAC a organization within the United Nations.The gathering will be prompted by one important message. “Show the world that you can-stand up for Justice with Alton Sterling,”

The event will take place at 2112 North Foster Drive, in the parking lot of Triple S Food Mart, were Sterling was detained there by Baton Rouge Police Department officers. After an anonymous caller reported that a man believed to be Sterling was threatening him and waving a handgun while in the process of selling CDs. The officers tased Sterling, then forced the heavy-set man to the hood of a sedan and then to the ground. Sterling was pinned to the ground by both officers, one kneeling on his chest and the other on his thigh, both attempting to control his arms.

One officer exclaimed, “He’s got a gun! Gun!” One of the officers yelled, “If you fucking move, I swear to God!” Then Salamoni was heard on the video saying, “Lake, he’s going for the gun!” One of the officers aimed his gun at Sterling’s body, then three gunshots were heard. The camera panned away just before the camera panned back and three more gunshots were heard. The police officer sitting on Sterling’s chest was not in the picture and the other officer who drew the gun, was about 3 feet (0.91 m) away. His gun was pointed on Sterling, who had a gunshot wound in his chest. According to witness Abdullah Muflahi, the officers then retrieved a firearm from Sterling’s pocket. The officers then radioed for Emergency Medical Services.

According to Parish Coroner William Clark of East Baton Rouge, a preliminary autopsy on July 5, indicated that Sterling had died from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and back.Multiple bystanders’ cell phones captured videos of the shooting as well as store surveillance cameras and officer body cameras.

I don’t think anybody is suffering like me. I’m sitting here at the store wishing I could just say hey to Alton. It’s lonely out here to. Wishing I could get a CD to cheer me up. I see ppl come and go and everybody so far has looked over at the spot where he once sat. His chair is even still sitting on top of the table. Tears falling from my eyes is the only reason I can’t see clearly. I love you phat Boy and I miss you even more. I wish I could tell you that but you are no longer here. I ate an extra piece of cake in your remembrance..lol..that boy loved him some cake….well once again, the scene is empty but only because you’re not here. RIP my baby..I love you like a phat girl love cake….Organizer, Gregg L.Greer said, “On the Afternoon of December 10, 2016 there will be more than demonstration in Baton Rouge shouted “no justice, no peace,” We will continue to ignite and set off , an international dialog-Our goal is to remove any blockage standing in resistance to protest Sterling’s death. “The whole thing is not just about Alton … it’s about justice in all of our community nationally and internally.” I call it final justice, because we the people are tired now. After Tamir Rice, after John Crawford, after Eric Garner, we are tired now, and the only alternative must be for change. So we stand with Sandra and the Sterling Family because final justice means the killings of young black men and women has to end.” Nomore!

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent –Change Perceptions of People of Color the poor and others about community violence.

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WHAT: Vigil on World Human Rights Day to memorialize Alton Sterling  called the “Quest for Justice.” December 10, 2016

WHERE: 2112 North Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

WHO: Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat violence / police violence/ gun violence

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers in Opposition of those who commit community violence-Request continued fight for Alton

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Political Policy Reform against Police Violence

Contact (s):     Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598gregggreer72@gmail.com

 

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Who is God’s Candidate

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 Many years ago I ran for a city council seat in Charlotte, NC -The sad fact of the matter was, as a person of faith-I felt conflicted by some of the items that were on the agenda to be voted on. As the election progressed-I was challenged on most days to come away knowing how to make votes count where it counts most: This is in God’s eyes! My guess the vital question of the hour is how should Christians approach elections when there is no nominee to feel good about?—when all the options seem bad, and the best many us can do is choose the least bad of the bunch?

While this is a lesson- I won’t tell you how to vote, I will show you attributes to look for in leaders, making connections between public officeholders and the Bible that may surprise you. It’s biblical truth about the character qualities God blesses in government officials—truth that citizens and their leaders mostly ignore at their own peril. 

God Candidate Quality 1-Have Faith!

 Simply put, the “elect of God” are those whom God has predestined to salvation. They are called the “elect” because that word denotes the concept of choosing. Every four years in the U.S., we “elect” a President—i.e., we choose who will serve in that office. The same goes for God and those who will be saved; God chooses those who will be saved. These are the elect of God.

The second main view is the Augustinian view, which essentially teaches that God not only divinely elects those who have faith in Christ, but God also divinely elects to grant to these individuals who have the faith to believe. In other words, God’s election unto salvation is not based on an individual’s foreknowledge, but it is based on how strong is an individual’s desire for salvation is. The ultimate winner of this election is the free, sovereign grace of Almighty God and in time people will come to understand faith in Christ because most will understand God has elected them.

God Candidate Quality 2-Our Motivation is focused 

The ultimate question that we are presented with- What is our motivation focused on; God or man? In the first view (the prescient view), man has total control; man’s free will is sovereign and becomes the determining factor in earthly matters such as a political election. If we provide a God centered factor, then we understand in the end God can provide the way of making salvation real. Ultimately, this view enhances the biblical understanding of God’s true sovereignty. This view puts the Creator’s provision of salvation at the mercy of the creature; the reality of this view if God wants people in heaven, He has to hope that man will freely choose His way of salvation. In reality, the prescient view of election is no view of election at all, because God is not really choosing—He is only confirming. But, it is man who is the ultimate chooser.

God Candidate Quality 3-Solidarity with Principle

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 “The Ballot or the Bullet -1964 (below), Minister Malcolm X advocates fighting for racial, economic, and social justice on all fronts, and he does not want religion to stand in the way of justice.  He noted that many preachers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are most known for their work for justice—not their religious vocations.  X contends that Islam is his personal business.  He finds that religious differences can hinder solidarity.  X calls for keeping religion private: it should be between the person and his or her God. 

It is obvious that-The speech champions Black nationalism as the key to Black economic and social progression.

Malcolm X encourages Black people to join churches and organizations that promote Black uplift, and he warns them about Black churches and organizations that promote White nationalism. Churches and organizations employing separatism can be recognized by their espousal of things counterproductive to Black uplift and solidarity. The main point of X’s speech is most people understand that our desire for satisfaction always dictates the direction of our lives–whether it be the hunger of our stomachs, the desire for material wealth or prestige, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for Christian Communities around the world, the hunger for anything outside of the will and direction of God can be an enemy-this includes the direction of those we elect.

While our hunger for God–and Him alone–is the only thing that will always bring life’s victory overall. If we are to understand how the issue that affects our leadership, we must understand how to 1) first Recognize the core of the problem, and 2) secondly we need to understand why, the problem with leadership exist, one rational to consider is people’s “questionable,” Hunger for change.  

Who is God’s candidate-Bringing it home

If were are to answer the question who are “Urban Christian leaders,” or “God’s elected,” then many agree with the statement, when we say-they must be determined to demonstrate their engagement in the community and how to lead their people in essential ‘hope messages,’ in order to secure the word of truth in the presence of hardship.
At first, that may mean slower faith extension, but at some point the very declaration of the church is promoting a true community in the midst of tribalism, which may be the spiritual indication of God in which renders hope for the dying urban city.

What you and I should want (need) the people at home to think about during this  election season is that when times are tough ,and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may feel like a remedy. This does not necessarily work in the real world. Definitely, what works in the real world is cooperation. Tomorrows Urban Christian Leaders must understand with clarity that what works in the real world is cooperation, business and government, foundations and universities all the same. Our communities lack collaboration, and teamwork-to the level that only ‘true leadership” can bring.

Pastor Gregg L Greer, President of Freedom First International

We have to inspire a New American Citizen in urban communities who believes with no doubt that we can build the “American Dream,” with real opportunities accompanied by fundamental fairness for all and even for poor folks to work their way into it. The first order must be of principle and zeal for anyone God elected, but it has to begin and end by seeking the will of God not man. With that in mind good luck with this election season. In any case we are calling people of faith to stand up and be accountable to yourself, the secular world, and ultimately God! When the faithful stand up-then we all will instantly see the change because we now have amidst us God’s elected working on our behalf.  (glg)

Peace, and Honor!

 

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For Immediate Release: Community Activist Leadership to hold Press Conference/ Are preparing Legal Battle against Mayor Rahm Emanuel for misuse of funds

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For Immediate Release: Community Activist Leadership to hold Press Conference/ Are preparing Legal Battle against Mayor Rahm Emanuel for misuse of public funds and his position. 

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A press conference to Chicago lay out the case against Mayor Rahm Emanuel usage city funds to pay off nonprofits, faith leaders, community activist, and social justice workers “as if those funds were his special personal slush fund.” In the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting fallout- Rahm Emanuel’s effort was coordinated to quiet any opposition that directly resulted with Emanuel trying to turn around all negativity and harm done to his looming political image in the wake of the McDonald shooting and also growing public disapproval ratings—In addition to growing citizen mistrust in the Chicago police stands out amongst other major problems that Rahm tried to quell-which ignited his misuse of public funds.

The activist investigating the issue, seriously question if the local community is aware of the selfish and disturbing use of diverted City of Chicago funds by the Chicago Mayor. The funds in question under normal circumstances should have been used for awarding independent non-profits and civic organizations primarily to better the city through scholarships and city programs.  

Many who understand that the established culture at Chicago City Hall- under Emanuel has long been able to avoid real accountability — and also we should mention Emanuel’s avoidance of sworn depositions — because City Hall bureaucrats, like those in the Chicago Police Department, continue to operate under the unwritten policies protection of policies, practices and legal standards aimed to shield the Mayor from potential harm.

For our effort-more specifically-they we want to send a clear message, that simple says, “we still haven’t forgotten, and we are prepared for a legal show down.” Leading Social Justice organizations involved are Chicago Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International, The Chicago SCLC, Tree of Life Justice League of IL along with a growing list others. Join us!

Additional Reference: 

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2016/10/21/1585511/-Chicago-Mayor-Rahm-Emanuel-used-city-funds-to-payoff-activist-after-the-Laquan-McDonald-fallout

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent – Demand Justice, Request Mayor to resign and also the Chicago community to get involved.

Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (South-side) and abroad

Change Perceptions of People of Color and others in the political system in Chicago

Key

WHAT: Press Conference to discuss Dissatisfaction with the Mayor and broadcast official misconduct 

WHERE: City Hall (2nd Floor) • 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

WHEN: Monday, OCTOBER 24, 2016 at 10:00 a.m

WHO:  Civil Rights Leader Gregg L Greer, Civil Rights Leader Tio Hardiman, Freedom First International

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat Chicago Official Corruption 

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Right Organizers fighting against official corruption 

AREA of INTEREST: City Hall Reform

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser 321 355-0598 or gregggreer72@gmail.com

A Faith Commentary: If God Gave you five minutes to Live by!

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If God gave you five minutes to live by, what would you do in those last moments. Would you try to fulfill any dream that you have always wanted to complete?
Would you spend that time saying goodbye, to your family members? Or would you spend that time traveling finding the worldly exotic pleasures-that made you happy in life? After all was said and done would you wait until the last minute to “get it right with God.” 
 
The Christian Faith dictates, that followers should not wait until the end of their lives to obey, honor, and empower your faith. One reason why we all must react is because no one knows the appointed time the end will come. Much like the corporate manager who puts the junior manager in charge of the office while he is away. As people of faith we must plan for this very important moment at the end of our lives by taking charge of our lives until our leader(God) returns. Tragically, most people don’t prepare for the moment when death catches up to them but God ask us to proceed with eternity in mind.
 
Stories of those who have had a deathbed conversation, show that if you look mostly at elderly people, you will find that they always tend to take the end of days more seriously and are better prepared. In truth none of us know when were going to die, perhaps we’ll live until old age or maybe you’ll die in a tragic car accident tomorrow. (Hope not!)
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If you haven’t done so, make your life right with God Today-Tell him that you are sorry for all sin. Then make every effort to obey him. Regardless of the circumstances. When it’s over all that really matters is what you’ve done.

Key Question: What immediate steps can you take to incorporate these changes right now into your life.

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For Immediate Release: Community Leadership to hold Press Conference outside of the University of Chicago to Call Chicago Violence a Public Health Epidemic (Crisis)

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For those who live in Chicagoland and surrounding communities-official efforts to change the underlying conditions that contribute to violence—in homes, schools, and neighborhoods have largely failed as we now reach and surpass historical levels of homicides.  There is a strong and growing base, grounded in research and experiential evidence (practitioner and community wisdom) that supports this fact. A group of community leaders and activist will hold a press conference tomorrow at the University of Chicago because they believe  that violence is preventable, not inevitable- if the correct tools and resources are in place. More specifically, The community knows what it takes to prevent violence.

Coming off of a violent Memorial Day weekend, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson did strike a similar theme in a speech to the City Club of Chicago, bemoaning the senselessness of all the shootings, the department’s fractured relationship with the community and the broken judicial system that is too much a revolving door for the most dangerous criminals. Johnson also lamented a gang culture that sinks its hooks into youngsters in Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods “almost at birth,” he said.”So by the time they’re 12, their destiny is set,” he told a few hundred civic leaders. “It’s either prison or death.”

Recognizing violence as a crucial prevention issue for health and equity,  an organization comprised of activist, community organizers, and leaders-all who already have made a major commitment to helping city devise comprehensive plans and strategies for reducing and preventing violence are calling for their effort to categorize Violence as a Public health epidemic will catalyze national momentum. They intend to launch their efforts by asking for support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The University of Chicago, and other major public institutions. Leading Social Justice organizations involved are Chicago Violence Interrupters, Freedom First International, The Chicago SCLC, along with a growing list others. In addition the group will announce further efforts to organize around this effort, as well as a online public petition.

 

Additional Reference:

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent – Demand Justice, Request Institutions and Think Tanks to get involved.

Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (South-side) and abroad

Change Perceptions of People of Color and others in the political system.

Key

WHAT: Press Conference to discuss Dissatisfaction with the Official Effort to Prevent Community Violence

WHERE: Department of Psychology (outside) • University of Chicago 5848 S. University Avenue • Chicago, IL 60637

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:30am

WHO:  Civil Rights Leader Gregg L Greer, Civil Rights Leader Tio Hardiman and others

WHY: Much needed public effort to combat Chicago community violence

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Right Organizers

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety

Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Adviser

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The Journey to Obedience. Faith Commentary

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Have you ever seen The U.S Blue Angels who are the US Navy’s Air expedition team? If you have you have seen the awesome power of McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet 

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US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CAPT) Kevin Reece, Marine Aviator for Vertical Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212 (VMFA-212), pilots his F/A18 Hornet over the South China Sea to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

This powerful unit cost US $29 Million per unit and the Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations and, since 1986, by the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.  The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (1,034 knots, 1,190 mph or 1,915 km/h at 40,000 ft. or 12,190 m). It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon. It is powered by two General Electric F404 turbofan engines, which give the aircraft a high thrust-to-weight ratio.

The point of this narrative is that with all this technology there is one vital element that is required to be effective. A Pilot who sits behind the controls. This unit would be vulnerable without a human being-also this unit would spiral out of control and crash.

So similarly, you can posse every known gift imaginable but if you don’t allow God to guide you in using those gifts, then they are useless. More seriously you may spiral out of control and crash. As the captain of your ship, the pilot of your air craft is God. (don’t listen to the bumper stickers that say God is my Co-pilot) they are so wrong.

 Imagine if Moses and Aron didn’t go into Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let my people go. Sure they were in fear but they decided to listen and follow the journey that God had prompted for them, yet as a result of their obedience The Nation of Israel benefited, Moses grow to become the leader of a new nation.

 

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God desires the same for you, understand it will not be comfortable but if you familiarize yourself with God and then set sail into the “Airways of life.” You will find a journey that is filled with wonder and amazement. On this journey you’ll leave behind old attitudes, old relationships, old sins, and old ways of thinking. On this journey to obedience you will obtain technical gifts from God that you have never imagined or even realized,

 As a favorite song of mine says-Give me the Sky and I’ll give you heaven. As long as you believe the best is yet to come.

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