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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.

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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.

 

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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.
 
Speak Up Florida
 
Speak Up Florida based in Orlando Florida, is a Human Rights advocacy, educational, Non Profit Organization.
Who’s Mission is to End Mass Incarceration, the War on Drugs (Us), and its collateral consequences: The New Jim Crow.
 
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Guilty in Innocence Project doesn’t just reveal the outrage of human rights abuse but inspires hope for a better world through public action; we are dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through Investigation and Public Lobby reforming the criminal justice system .
 
Freedom First
Freedom First International was originally formed in 2009. The main aim was to advance the cause of civil rights, human rights and Social Justice.
 
 
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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

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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.

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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

https://www.causes.com/campaigns/34389-exonerate-george-stinney-jr-at-14-the-youngest-person-executed-in-us-history

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 .one1worldtoday@gmail.com

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

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   PresidentialSealGeorge Washington #1 U.S. President.

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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

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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  

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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.

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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  

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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 

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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

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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 

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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.

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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.

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                                                          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.

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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 one1worldtoday@gmail.com

(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.

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

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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