This Holiday Season we must not forget the homeless population

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One World By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World
I spent the better part of this summer in Florida specifically Orlando, and Gainesville with my friends at Speak Up Florida helping them open their office, in addition to helping them organize their effort to educate and combat serious issues such as HIV, Homelessness in the Orlando community. This past week I was saddened to hear one of the advocates there committed suicide which is the reason why I wanted to write this post.


Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income that must be dropped. If you are poor, you are essentially an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets.





The CES defines homeless people

10169436_885785151461586_2983674168572247999_nAn estimated 100 million people worldwide are homeless.  In western countries, the large majority of homeless are men (75–80%), with single males particularly overrepresented
In 2009, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Conference of European Statisticians (CES), held in Geneva, the Group of Experts on Population and Housing Censuses defined homelessness as:

In its Recommendations for the Censuses of Population and Housing, the CES identifies homeless people under two broad groups:
(a) Primary homelessness (or rooflessness). This category includes persons living in the streets without a shelter that would fall within the scope of living quarters.
(b) Secondary homelessness. This category may include persons with no place of usual residence who move frequently between various types of accommodations (including dwellings, shelters and institutions for the homeless or other living quarters). This category includes persons living in private dwellings but reporting ‘no usual address’ on their census form.
The CES acknowledges that the above approach does not provide a full definition of the ‘homeless’.

What can you do!

Miguel Adams for Speak Up Florida and I (Gregg Greer) and the team at The Guilty In Innocence Project and Freedom First International are currently building national network to advocate for people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness. Our growing network must (will) include activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
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Why the George Stinney Jr. case is an important signal for change in America

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George Stinney Jr. just prior to his execution.
George Stinney Jr. just prior to his execution.

By Greg Greer, Editor at Large, One world Journal


Hello, as one of the lead advocates, I (Gregg Greer) on the eve on one of the most important offensives in Human Rights History-Why? Because sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through T.V., movies, and the internet. But “Truth,” has been replaced with indoctrination. The result is a largely ignorant (unaware) public who then takes as gospel by what they see on the TV screen. There are those who know most people will never crack open a history text or read a biography, but they do know that people will take to heart the lies (untruth) fed to them, and yet they seek to hide our past.

George Stinney Rally. December 10, 2013 Manning, SC
George Stinney Rally. December 10, 2013 Manning, SC

This reworking of American history has been on going for decades. Many now know, and believe that the American Founding Fathers were not truly pure in their intentions. The sad tragic truth is with our history we have an American Government that portrays itself as a “Justice,” conductor but many only know of a Dark America that conspired to hide many documented cases of a goverment that widely oppressed those not in power. Even, to date government sanctioned violence against African-Americans and other minorities in the United States is readily common. So,what do we do about the research that has revealed thousands of lynching’s, including 150 documented cases of African-American women lynched in early America (Four of them were known to have been pregnant.) including the example brutal murder of Laura Nelson and her son, which was publicity condoned. (below, right)

Laura Nelson Murder.
Laura Nelson Murder.

Over the past few months-I heard horrible tales, from various sources of mass southern graves, of blacks murdered and made to dig their graves in public executions (sponsored) by Lawmen (police) officials who doubled as Ku Klux Klan, by night. 

Most people think that they know the truth. You can show them facts and figures, but that makes no impact on their reasoning. While, Hollywood works overtime (probably with union breaks) to make a strong legecy of  Presidents who were really weak in the eyes of the public and make the freedom fighters, look like Anti American Terrorist.

The George Stinney Case Jr. and the Scottsboro  Boys Case are all major examples of a publicly sanctioned and condoned injustice instituted by an insensitive cold America that allowed this type of behavior to exist unjustly for many years.

America’s past has an evil absolution that has no consequence at all  for change with the inauguration of  the President Obama Administration. However, America and the American public must “Break the Grip of Shame,” and acknowledge its role in loss of innocent life. I along with many believe America is truly a “Great,” County, but we (Americans) must be interested in telling truth and not distorting history to suit our own ends.


I must say I believe in America, but we must not hide the past, but apologize for the past, and work toward a progressive future. As we enter into a “new world,” a new day and age, we hope for an America in which all American Citizens can welcome positive change of freedom and justice for all. GLG

Greer is a member of the SCLC-Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Chair of the Guilty in Innocence Project spent 2 years in research of the case. We hope to write a final chapter in this case.  I’ve told my team that ultimately it must be our goal to protect human rights worldwide. As we enter into a new world a new day and age, we must look for change, too much pain, too many lives lost we must dedicate our lives to this cause..

                            You can reach Greer at

“For the record.” Former U.S. Presidents rank on Race Relations and Diversity. Hmmmm!!

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imagesCAZ4RH10                                                  By Greg Greer, Editor at Large, One world Journal


   PresidentialSealGeorge Washington #1 U.S. President.

George Washington
George Washington


George Washington, the first President of the United States, was a slave master for substantially all of his days. Washington was the only significant planter among the seven Founding Fathers to liberate his slaves. His will provided for freeing his slaves upon the death of his surviving wife Martha Washington, but she freed them about 12 months after his death. At various times in his life, Washington secretly expressed firm support for the progressive abolition of slavery.

 Thomas Jefferson #3 U.S. President  

Thomas Jefferson declared that all men were created equal, but he also owned numerous or more than 100 slaves. While others like George Washington freed their human property during the Revolutionary War, Jefferson did not, according to New York Times contributor Paul Finkelman. Even when Jefferson died, his will freed only five of his nearly 200 slaves and those were his children with love interest and slave Sally Hemings, though she remained enslaved after his passing.

Thomas Jefferson and love interest Slave Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and love interest Slave Sally Hemings

We are endlessly intrigued with Jefferson, in part because we seem helpless to adapt the rhetoric of liberty in his work with the reality of his slave owning and his life support for slavery. Today and repeatedly, we play down the latter in favor of the former or write off the inconsistency as somehow indicative of his complicated depths.



Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

                       Andrew Jackson’s #7 U.S. President  

Throughout Andrew Jackson’s military and political career, he endeavored to develop the American Southern boundary, ultimately defeating British, Spanish, and Native Americans in the region. These efforts thrust him to public fame and opened up enormous tracks of land to appreciative white Americans that essentially turned these lands into slave-based cotton plantations.

Like most Southerners, Andrew Jackson held slavery up absolutely despite the apparent moral dilemmas it poses to us in his day, and attempted to undo many of the accomplishments of all his predecessors.

The Indian Removal order of President Andrew Jackson was inspired by the desire of white homesteaders in the South to expand into lands belonging to five Indian tribes. Jackson Then forged the blood-spattered relocation of more than 15,000 members of the Cherokee tribe who were forced to walk from their haven in the southern states to indicated Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma in 1838.

This notorious event became known as the “Trail of Tears” in consequence of the great hardship suffered by Cherokees. Because of the harsh brutal conditions, approximately 4,000 Cherokees perished on the Trail of Tears.

Abraham Lincoln #16 U.S. President


Although it is true that Lincoln viewed slavery as an evil and harmful institution, it is also true as this paper will reveal that he shared the conviction of nearly all Americans of his generation, and of many notable statesmen before and after him, that blacks could not be adapted into white society. He discarded the opinion of social equality of the races, and adhered to the view that blacks should be resettled elsewhere. As President, he supported plans to remove blacks from the United States.

interestingly Abraham Lincoln’s DNA evidence from a lock Lincoln’s hair which proves that he had a very strong African genetic link and was “half black.” His chromosome makeup is very specific to West African DNA patterns and this suggests that Abraham’s real father was indeed of African origin,” Dr. Alan Holdsworth, who is the chief Anthropologist on this project told National Geographic magazine.  Lincoln’s mother was having an affair with a black plantation worker and new DNA evidence suggests that Abraham was the couples child. Secret love letters unearthed in 2003 reveal that Lincoln’s mother was conducting a clandestine affair with a slave named Iemis from a Kentucky plantation.

      Theodore Roosevelt #26 U.S. President  


During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt instituted a mixed record in his association with American blacks as evidenced by the following event:

Booker T. Washington`s Visit to the White House. In late 1901, Booker T. Washington, the famous black educator and spokesperson, was requested to the White House to inform the president. Following a successful interchange of opinions, Roosevelt urged Washington to dine with him.

Booker T Washington
Booker T Washington

This gathering was widely published in the press and created an uproar in the South, in which it was a common belief that it was improper for whites and blacks to mingle culturally. This situation negatively influenced Roosevelt`s relations with Southern Congressmen for the remainder of his duration of his time in office.

Blacks, notwithstanding, gave the president high marks for accepting one of their leaders and for being subjected to bitter critique for his action.

As for Roosevelt`s views, he was definitely a believer in Anglo-Saxon superiority, but not to the extent that it precluded him from seeking advice from members of other races.



Woodrow Wilson during his first term as president. ca. 1910s
Woodrow Wilson during his first term as president. ca. 1910

Woodrow Wilson’s #28 U.S. President  

Woodrow Wilson’s account on race associations was not very pleasant. African-Americans embraced his election in 1912, but they were troubled too. During his initial term in position, the House passed a law declaring racial intermarriage a crime in the District of Columbia. His new Postmaster General also ordered that his Washington facilities and the entire District of Columbia Area be segregated with the Treasury and Navy soon doing the same. Suddenly, photographs were required of all applicants for federal jobs. When pressed by black leaders, Wilson replied, “The purpose of these measures was to reduce the friction It is as far as possible from being a movement against the Negroes. I sincerely believe it to be in their interest.” As president, Wilson confronted a new generation of militant African-American leaders, men like William Monroe Trotter, W.E.B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, who had begun to challenge their more conservative elders – and expectations and assumptions of much of white America.


Harding #29, Coolidge#30, U.S. Presidents  


The Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover governments (1921-1932) more remote alienated blacks from American practical government, declining to validate anything correlated to civil rights. President Harding upheld Wilson’s policies of federal segregation, and his Justice administration did nothing to look into lynchings or the actions of the Ku Klux Klan. President Coolidge approved the Republican prototype of a “lily-white” party, further separating black Americans, and argued that the federal government should not intervene with local race issues.

The complicity of Republicans and Democrats on race was complete. President Hoover prohibited blacks from federal agencies and executive branches, and his administration would not permit blacks to work on federal planning jobs 

                                             Franklin D. Roosevelt #32 U.S. PresidentimagesCA4JHA5C

Japanese-American World War II civilian internment installations. (1942)
Japanese-American World War II civilian internment installations. (1942)

In a climate of World War II hysteria, President Roosevelt, backed by officials at all levels of the federal government, commissioned the internment of tens of thousands of American civilians of Japanese ancestry and resident immigrants from Japan. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, dated February 19, 1942, and opened the military broad powers to ban any citizen from a fifty to sixty-mile-wide coastal area stretching from Washington state to California and stretching inland into southern Arizona.

Ronald Regan called the act “Racist,” and approved August 10, 1988, H.R. 442, or “An Act to carry out recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians” and awarded restitution payments of $20,000 to Japanese-American descendants of World War II civilian internment installations.

  Harry S. Truman #33 U.S. President


President Harry S. Truman apportioned the common racial prejudices of his childhood in Missouri. As historian David McCullough described in his biography of Truman: He appeared not in support of racial equality for blacks, and he said so. But he required justice and impartiality before the law. [McCullough, David, Truman, Simon and Schuster, 1992, p. 247] Whatever his private views, Truman understood that as President, he must arise above them. On December 5, 1946, he approved an Executive Order 9808 authorizing the President’s Committee on Civil Rights to assess the state of civil rights, organize a report, and make judgments “with respect to the approval or establishment, by enactment of law or otherwise, of more adequate and efficient means and methods for the assurance of the civil rights of the people of the United States.” Charles E. Wilson, the Chairman of General Electric, chaired the board. Truman’s advisors, either from the North or South, were sure he was engaging in political self-slaughter by tackling the issue. [Truman, p. 570]

 Richard Milhous Nixon #37 U.S. President 

Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon

 Richard Nixon was racist. He also loved to document conversations — like the 265 hours that were published by the Nixon Presidential Library. Hint: He didn’t think much of blacks or Jews.

Nixon wasn’t particularly fond of anyone who wasn’t white and/or heterosexual. He believed the Jews were all commies who aspired to legalize weed, and “Negro bastards” only wanted to “remain like a bunch of dogs” on public assistance. He even described ancient Greeks and Romans as “fags.” But that’s old news! The original set of tapes, from February and March of 1973, made available online through the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, have an abundance an of nuggets for folks to pick over.


                                                   Nixon, on Blacks:

Bill Rogers has got — to his credit it’s a decent feeling — but somewhat sort of blind spot on the black thing because he’s been in New York,” Nixon said. “He says well, ‘they are coming along, and that after all they are going to strengthen our country in the end because they are strong physically and some of them are smart.’ So forth and so on.

“My own view is I think he’s right if you’re talking in terms of 500 years,” he said. “I think it’s wrong if you’re talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have been, frankly, inbred. And, you just, that’s the only thing that’s going to do it, Rose.”

And famous Jew Henry Kissinger, on Russian Jews:

The emigration of Jews from the Soviet Union is not an objective of American foreign policy,” Mr. Kissinger said. “And if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern.”

“I know,” Nixon responded. “We can’t blow up the world because of it.”


George W Bush’s #43 and George H Bush’s# 41 U.S. Presidents  

George W Bush's #43 and George H Bush's# 44 US Presidents
George W Bush’s #43 and George H Bush’s# 41 U.S. Presidents

 George W Bush’s grandpa and George H Bush’s dad, the late US senator Prescott Bush was an administrator and shareholder of corporations that benefited from their association with the business sponsors of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

The confirmation files in the US National Archives show a firm of which Prescott Bush was an administrator was connected with the economic designers of Nazism.

Prescott Bush’s business dealings, which endured until his business’s assets were taken in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led further than 60 years following to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave laborers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election dispute.


George W. Bush has disconcerting quotes, but it does not make him the inferior president or a bad person. Bush was unlucky enough to suffer from a stutter when speaking in public which was the start of his contempt, but by the end of his presidency he had said plenty adequate and embarrassing quotes to shame himself as a terrible public speaker. Most often these quotes were corrected. Interpreting the quotes below should open up eyes to the character of man George W. Bush really is, a person who often makes errors.

Do you have blacks too?” America should be partially embarrassed for this since it was said to the Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso in 2001. Not only is this question unbelievably racist it is also incredibly ignorant. George W. Bush should not only be embarrassed by this question, but also ashamed he ever asked it all.



                                                          Bill Clinton #42 U.S.President  imagesCA83R5EU

  The forceful 2008 support of Barack Obama by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy – and Kennedy’s unexpected split with the Clinton’s – was prompted in part by a racist remark made by Bill Clinton to Kennedy over the phone, according to a new campaign book.

The book, Game Change, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, asserts on page 218 that after Obama won the Iowa caucuses, Clinton called Kennedy to press for an endorsement from the influential Massachusetts liberal. But the call backfired, according to the authors, and left Kennedy deeply offended.

The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and urged for an endorsement, presenting the petition for his wife. But Bill suddenly went on, belittling Obama in behavior that strongly offended Kennedy. Describing the discussion later to a friend, Teddy boiled that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.

Clinton and Obama
Clinton and Obama

During Hillary Rodham Clinton’s initial bid against Obama in 2008, the former president famously trussed out at Obama’s operations for “playing the race card on me.”

The criticism came after Bill Clinton had likened Obama’s primary performance in South Carolina with the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s pioneering victories in the state, which in turn led the senator from Illinois to respond: “Former President Clinton dismissed my victory in South Carolina as being similar to Jesse Jackson, and he is suggesting that somehow I had something to do with it…. I have no idea what he meant.”

Only History Awaits the overall legency of Barack Obama…………..You be the judge! 

  Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, and Social Activist Gregg Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at

(The Hate that Hate Made!)-American Conservative Evangelicals are backing Uganda’s Death Laws against Gays?

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 (The Hate that Hate Made) By Gregg Greer, Editor

American Evangelist have recently been in the news for their direct financing and millions of dollars in support of Ugandan Government activities including backing and destructive support of the Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill (often called the “Kill the Gays bill,”) which mandates a death penalty and life imprisonment clause as a legislative proposal that would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relations in Uganda domestically, and further includes provisions for Ugandans who engage in same-sex relations outside of Uganda, asserting that they may be extradited for punishment back to Uganda, and includes penalties for individuals, companies, media organizations, or non-governmental organizations that just know of gay people or support LGBT rights.

In January, this year-a Documentary called The Gospel Truth, Filmed by Rodger Ross, with Reverend Kapya Kaoma, a minister who spend years studying the relationship between American Conservatives and Africa discusses the widely maintained viewpoint of American Christian missionary groups asserted that homosexuality is a direct threat to the cohesion of African families and warned Uganda is in danger of being “dragged back to the dark and evil days of Idi Amin. In the documentary, The American House of Prayer was filmed. Disturbingly, One Minister Jo Anna Watson, of Touching Hearts International Ministries, lead service by referring to the Ugandan locals stating, “They miss a Fatherly heart of Love because they haven’t been fathered properly,” help them close the door to sexual immorality and perversion.?

Ugandan LGBT Children could also face death under the bill.

Some of the most concerning provisions of the original bill required teachers and parents to report LGBT children or face penalties, banned landlords from providing lodging to any LGBT individuals and added the death penalty for aggravated Homosexuality (Which includes, among other things, being a serial Offender). The UK newspaper The Guardian has said that the bill confirms the country’s status as “unjust and infamous”, calling the law a “wretched piece of legislation,” London-based newspaper The Times also criticized the proposed law and the BBC for sponsoring a debate titled “Should homosexuals face execution?”

Mike Huckabee at the Southern Baptist Convention

 Southern Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist Convention

The same sentiments are echoed thought our Conservative Christian World for example; When Mike Huckabee delivered a politically charged speech at the annual Southern Baptist Convention meeting, telling attendees that holy matrimony will be twisted into a perversion and formed into an unholy pretzel  As a result of same-sex marriage. Huckabee went on to criticize the armed forces and the Boy Scouts for becoming test labs for social experiments and Jason Collins, whom he mockingly called a hero for announcing his sexual proclivities. Baptist Press, the media arm of the SBC, further reports that Huckabee urged pastors to speak out against the ungodly and unholy Culture and put the Republican Party on notice in case they ease off on issues like the sanctity of life and the holiness of marriage. The future of abortion rights, Huckabee said, would determine whether or not our civilization will survive as a country and if our nation will stand or fall. “Jesus is talking about good food, biblical food,” Huckabee noted, lamenting “we are living in a time of biblical ignorance.” “People who attend church, especially young people, have an extraordinary lack of biblical depth,” he said. “According to recent surveys, the kids who grow up in our evangelical churches do not really know God.


The documentary also, films an Evangelistic session that shows a Ugandan crowd chanting “those who are ready to Kill homosexuals, hands up!”


While many of the many of the missionaries are doing Good work, the preconceived notion that the Ugandan and African locals are “uncivilized,” and “unholy,” Is assisting in a cultural war, in addition to the negative propaganda against the African populations that may lead to further the destruction within the communities that the missionaries visit. For the locals-this dangerous ideology, and a very harmful, ideology that has to be corrected.

In closing-You can’t preach hate and not accept responsibility for the way that hate is manifested.Gay rights activists protest outside Uganda House in Trafalgar Square in London

Guilty in Innocence Project -The New Movement to Exonerate George Stinney Jr. At 14 the Youngest Person executed in US History

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       The New Movement to Exonerate George Stinney Jr. Youngest Person ever executed in U.S. History

FLORIDA, September 21, 2013 —Today the Guilty in Innocence Project along with the website Causes  announced its first campaign to Exonerate and correct the historical record of seemingly innocent young man, who was the victim of one of the most horrible incidents of racial prejudice and a broken justice system in United States History

Clarendon County, South Carolina, -At fourteen years of age George Stinney Jr., a young boy with no criminal record in his entire life, who’s name now lives in infamy as the youngest person executed in U.S. History.  The case of  George Stinney Jr.  stinks of circumstantial, unproven and unsubstantiated prosecutorial testimony combined with a host of other injustices. The list of questionable characters is heavy, they  include;  a judge with double standards, a prosecutor who mislead jurors and a Defense Tax lawyer who was not trained for Defense of Capital Cases preparing for an election that dropped the ball and totally misrepresented Stinney.  Also don’t exclude the Racist Sheriff who may have been responsible fabricating the case from start to finish. The confession of George Stinney, Jr. was never recorded in police files Detectives offered the boy ice cream once they were done.

On the day of the Murders on March 23, 1944The defendant, a young George Stinney Jr. was walking his cow and happened to pass two white young white girls who were collecting “maypop” flowers. The two girls, 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and seven-year-old Mary Emma Thames, had crossed paths with George and his sister Katherine Stinney the day the two girls would eventually go missing. Binnicker and Thames’ bodies were later found in a ditch the following morning. Their skulls shattered into pieces and their bodies were so brutally beaten with a railroad tie rod that many medical experts felt a 95 pound boy could not impose that amount of damage and not leave physical scars to him. Stinney even participated in the manhunt for the murder of the girls, mistakenly telling the posse members that he saw the two girls “down by the railroad”

The Confession of Stinneywas a historic miscarriage of justice and according to witnesses and court records the confession of George Stinney, Jr. was never recorded in police files and Three Sheriff’s offered the boy ice cream once they were done.

 To this day, no physical evidence that he committed the crime exists. His trial — if you call it that —He was convicted and sentenced in one day of court which lasted less than two hours. Prosecution Testimony included three sheriff officers who claimed that Stinney had confessed, although that was the only evidence the prosecution presented.  No outside witnesses were called. No defense evidence was presented. The boy faced his sentence without family who were forced to move away from the city for fear of lynching from the angry mobs. Stinney Jr. would be left to face trial alone 1,000 people-whites only crammed the South Carolina courthouse. Blacks weren’t allowed inside. Jury selection began at 10:00 am and a guilty verdict just after 5:00 p.m the all-White jury deliberated for all of 10 minutes in between lunch before sentencing him to death by electrocution

On June 16, 19447:30 pm Execution Day, – Stinney walked into the chamber with his bible under his right arm. The shackles did not fit the 14 year olds feet! Stinney’s frail, 5-foot-1, 95-pound when fully seated would not touch the floor. Stinney had to step up and sit on the bible as his booster seat because his small frame would not encompass the entire electric chair seat. 2,400 volts had to be sent three times into the boy’s body, and at one point his arm slipped out of the constraints. The mask was too large and slipped off his small face, exposing Stinney’s wide open tearful eyes. Within four minutes Stinney Jr. was declared dead!

fldeathrow-electric_chairGuilty in Innocence Project-Efforts to correct the History Record of the Stinney Case

According to Gregg Greer the Chair of the Guilty in Innocence Project, we must began to combat and look at wrongful convictions in America overall-According to Amnesty International Since 1973, over 130 people have been released from death rows throughout the country due to evidence of their wrongful convictions. In 2003 alone, 10 wrongfully convicted defendants were released from death row. Example-African Americans are disproportionately represented among people condemned to death in the USA. While they make up 12 per cent of the national population, they account for more than 40 per cent of the country’s current death row inmates, and one in three of those executed since 1977.


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Factors leading to wrongful convictions include

  • Inadequate legal representation
  • Police and prosecutorial misconduct
  • Perjured testimony and mistaken eyewitness testimony
  • Racial prejudice
  • Jailhouse “snitch” testimony
  • Suppression and/or misinterpretation of mitigating evidence
  • Community/political pressure to solve a case

I believe the best way we can commemorate the birth of this poor 14-year-old boy’s short life is to take a moment to really ask ourselves would we allow any member of our own family to be treated like this, secondly we must look at the cruel form of punishment to begin with

What you can do to help clear Stinney’s Name!

Guilty in Innocence Project and Causes have a joint petition Campaign to ask President Obama to Pardon George  Stinney Jr.

Guilty in Innocence Project has a Posthumous Presidential Campaign to Pardon 14 year old George Stinney because his case reveals the outrage of human rights abuse but inspires in each one of us to strive for change of Justice Laws; we are dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people to prevent future injustices. Specifically when those cases are due to racial prejudice. We also believe strongly that when we raise awareness and concern about the failings of our criminal justice system, if innocent people are imprisoned or, worse, being put to death for crimes that they did not commit, it is a facet of our society that eventually will inflame our society. We think the President will agree that year, 2015, the 71st anniversary of Stinney’s birth, is a most timely moment to correct this historic miscarriage of justice.This type of injustice should be intolerable to every American, or human being. Stand with us! Please go to causes and sign our campaign.

Greer is a member of the SCLC-Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Chair of the Guilty in Innocence Project spent 2 years in research of the case. We hope to write a final chapter in this case.  I’ve told my team that ultimately it must be our goal to protect human rights worldwide. As we enter into a new world a new day and age, we must look for change, too much pain, too many lives lost we must dedicate our lives to this cause..

You can reach Greer at

Is Today’s Church Failing to get the Message out!

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By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World
ChurchFor over 100 years now we the church has been sending out missionaries to be pastors of churches, and thus God’s order has been reversed. Our methods as a “Church,” have not been scriptural. Hence, the world is majorly still evangelized in spite of all our efforts. How will the church equip the next generation of leaders for the task of proclaiming the gospel in the global world that is even now upon us?
Paul, the greatest and most successful missionary the world has ever known, did not become a pastor, or a bishop. He travelled, preached, won converts, organized churches, placed them under leadership, and passed on. He did not attempt to change the manners and customs of the people. The Gospel, where necessary, did that. He placed responsibility upon the faithful, made the churches he established were self-supporting and self-propagating, and that from the very start of his mission. He founded no colleges, built no hospitals and erected no church buildings. The faithful provided for their own needs.
Is this Message for People of Faith? Westboro Baptist Church
Is this Message for People of Faith?
Westboro Baptist Church

The message

Our “Divine” call is to “Go ye therefore and teach all nations” (Matt. 28:19), however, this command does not, in this situation, specify of what this teaching is to consist.  Accordingly, the church must have a clear direct message, despite the failure of many churches relative to this duty has led many folks to the belief that the church is nothing more than some an exclusive club that endures for no other purpose than to entertain its followers. Because of the washed down Christianity of the present day, it is unknown even by numerous believers who are nominally Christians that there is a message of help and hope which has been committed to the churches.

The Modern Church Problem
While in seminary and my earlier days as a young minister, I made a careful study of missionary methods. In many churches, I find missionaries acting as pastors of Independent churches, a thing unknown in Scripture. In one church, for instance, I visited-a number of leaders who had been long-term members, in some cases, 20, 25 and even 30 years, installed a strange tradition that they prayed over the money with one pointed finger, That finger afterward when pointed at you, becomes a symbolic blessing. The Pastor had settled down and after preaching for some time, had won a number of converts, whom they had organized into a church. During all these years, they had remained themselves in charge of themselves as pastors. Consequently their influence had not been felt beyond the confines of their local work.
Are me loosing the Youth of the Church
Are we loosing the Youth of the Church?
                                                                   Youth of the Church

In many churches-I visited I found a number of missionaries who had become pastors, who were unwilling to allow their youth, gifted though they were to go into the mother church and mentor. They (youth) were not allowed room to grow and most important we did not train them correctly in order to evangelize other youth of the community.

I do not mean to insinuate that these churches have not done good workBut after 20, 25 and 30 years of service we have to accept the fact that in our communities and in our country in which we have labored for so long, and in some cases even the local city (next block) in which they live and preach, is still (un)evangelized and crime filled. What a tragedy! They became pastors of churches instead of evangelists.

What then should they have done? We all should have followed the example of Paul. We should have kept the evangelization constantly in mind, adopting the scriptural methods that would have made this possible. The main business, the one and only business of the evangelist, is to train workers, and put responsibility upon them. We should always be appointed as evangelists or teachers according to their gifts and sent forth to evangelize. We should not be ordained as pastors and elders and placed in charge of churches, until they gained proving ground in evangelicalism. Every church should not be self-governing, and just as a hive when it repeatedly swarms not producing year after year….then a succession plan should be made!
Have People of Faith failed??
Have People of Faith failed??

I know, you may or may not agree with all that I have said. But one thing you cannot deny. Thus far, we have failed greatly to evangelize the “Faithful.” Then we must admit that something is wrong. I think we must all agree that our plan isn’t working. Then why not consider another? A plan tried and tested by the Early Church. A plan through which the Holy Spirit can operate. God‘s plan. God‘s way!

Peace, and Love

Pastor, Gregg Greer 

Faith Journey International
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Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Pastor, Writer and Social Activist. Gregg  L. Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at