A One World Commentary: Trumps Executive Order Is It A Gift or Curse?

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By Anita Hall  (Editorial Contributor, The Debrief)

Recently President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s policy of separating migrant families…this action has left many confused and wondering if the recent Presidential order is a gift and a curse.

Unfortunately, an executive order that was executed prior to this one had allowed children to be separated from their families, making those children the true victims of this “cold war.” These children were separated from their loved ones, and then placed in harsh foster care environments to say the least.

For many of the oppressed immigrant families-the thought of these children struggling with the worry of how long will it take before being able to be reunited with their parents, (which can very well be a long time, depending on the circumstances), is heartbreaking. Although they are not technically considered orphans, most will understand their feelings.

One issue that the separated children may have to deal with is the fact that long-term separation may have caused is separation anxiety. This illness is extremely devastating for both parents and children. Separation anxiety refers to excessive fear or anxiety about separation from home or an attachment figure. In previous versions of the DSM, separation anxiety was only applied to people under the age of 18. The diagnosis is now categorized as an anxiety disorder that can be present at all stages of life.

For the record many, who do not agree with the first order, were equally disturbed and dumbfounded upon hearing about the signing of a second executive order as many wondered what was the purpose of this first. The overall question that has remained on the minds of watchers is-was the order meant to separate children from their parents?  Did President Trump sign order to keep the children safe or to punish the parent? Now that the bill was overturned what will be the fate of the children when the parents have also been detained for trying to cross the border? 

Atlas Mr. President “Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” 

Most would agree second executive order, is not going to fix the damage which the prior order had placed upon the victims of bad immigration policy. Those who oppose both the bills overall will say “signing the order did not settle any minds,” and it will not change the negative attitude gear toward immigrants. If anything has happened by the President signing those bills it has separated this country even more, and people are now wondering what’s next.

I think we are all curious about how this will eventually play out, as the young people say, “we stay ready,” and as we all wait-we could indeed heed these words found in the Bible from Isaiah1:17 for any resemblance of hope and inspiration for a more positive outcome. 



Anita Hall is a One World Contributor and also inspiring Independent writer from New York city. She attended The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC)-Master Play-writing Class, with the late Playwright Leslie Lee, she has worked with the Actor and Artistic Director Charles Weldon, and Director Eric Kilpatrick who directed two children’s plays she wrote in 2002. Anita is also a member of the Volunteers Diva and Divos Group also in New York City. Anita dedicates ample time to Social Justice organizations such as Freedom First International. In her spare time Anita writes on her own writing page called “Feelingwriteon” there she shares her passion for creative writing, with a dose of reality and humor. Contact Anita at her email address:


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Building God’s Kingdom Series on Organic Discipleship Part 1: When The Good News is Spiritually Based And When it is Not!

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Building God’s Kingdom Series on Organic Discipleship: When The Good News is Spiritually Based And When it is Not!
 The Faith movement for many can be very subjective and very mythical. For the leadership on the front lines there is a more than certain dependency for “Guardians,” of the Kingdom of God to be well versed in the practices of the faith.
One area that many preachers who lead are most certainly required to be sharp as a nail is when “Preaching of the Word of God,” or as many do say, “Bringing the Good News!
An excellent example of what should be done when the emotions are flaring in the pulpit and it’s the moment of truth-that very moment for example can be explained in the Simon Viberts great book “Excellence in Preaching: Studying the Craft of Leading Preachers.” 

Preaching is a dangerously high calling in which mere mortals dare to speak on behalf of God. All too often, well-intentions preachers preach poorly. But what do good preachers do well? And what can we learn from them? Simon Vibert has studied the work of today’s leading preachers with an eye for discerning the dynamics of effective preaching. Each chapter profiles a contemporary preacher and lifts out practical principles for sermons that are biblical, motivational and transformational. 

While I totally agree with Simon, when he says “All too often, well-intentions preachers preach poorly.” It is with this statement in mind that we have decided to put together some mainframe insight on “what it is and what it should be-to bring the Good News, “Authentically.”
We must caution that we submit all suggestions humbly because-as many of you should know-all too well-that preaching is an act of empowerment that comes directly from God-through means of the Holy Spirit. With that fact now firmly in mind-[here it go’s:

Fact Number #1

The message that you preach should start with the Holy Spirit, and you must be spiritually lead!
(This means one should and must not “fake the funk” when bringing the word of God. In many cases it will show and many of those folks in the congregation will feel the insincerity of the moment). While theatrical preaching may look and feel impressive to you it-may loose in translation to many in the congregation who are simply seeking the message. 
In addition, you must ask yourself-are you really being fair to those you lead, those who trust you, and most important are you being a good representative of God the Father.
Many would say NO! and I would totally agree.


Fact Number #2

Still, preaching must be inspired by God, and entirely Spiritual-throughout the time preaching. 
This may be one of the most challenging aspects of preaching. Your revelation must be from the inner soul and you have every right to give the sermon it’s proper theological and spiritual meaning, again inspired by God.

Fact Number #3

Prayer Must be ongoing! 
When you think of the sermon Pray over it. When you are given the outline, in its almost complete draft-Pray over it! When you step up to the pulpit and at the start your sermon-Pray over it! It is customary to open the sermon with enveloping the Spirit by prayer. This prayer is for you, for the congregation, and by Gods desire.

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Fact Number #4

Are you walking in unquestioned obedience? 

Gods word is the force and the power, that brings about obedience to all His laws. It is actually the creative word that produces the fulfillment of those laws in our lives. It was the creative word that brought the world into existence; God spoke and it was done.

That is because this planet, in its empty state, was not rejecting God’s word, this is why we must uphold and honor the word of God because when we do- the power that comes into us is truly “amazing,” to say the least. 


Fact Number #5


Philippians 4:6 ESV / 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

This simply means the approach must always be humble-petition for the will of God to shine through all that we do, and it will be given.

Fact Number #6

Study and Meditate on Scripture continually!

God told Joshua, “Study this Book of the Law continually. Meditate on it day and night so you may be sure to obey all that is written in it. Only then will you succeed” (Joshua 1:8, NLT).

God’s definition of success in life is to know Him better. One way we do that is to read and understand His Word!

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Fact Number #7

Building bridges to bring others to Salvation must be our main goal. 

Lastly, when the Lord shows you those needing Christ, you should always seek to build a relationship with them-and be an open conduit for their salvation.

Remember how Jesus went to the home of Zacchaeus where many sinners had gathered? While we must be careful not to place ourselves in an environment where we’ll be pulled down, we must be equally careful to cultivate friendships with those needing Christ.

When preaching always remember this golden rule-That Christ has placed you in your particular place just to reach those whom no one else can reach. Your mission at the end of it all is to-bring them home, bring them into “Salvation.”shield-of-faith-clipart-1


This is the First Part of the Series Building God’s Kingdom Series on Organic Discipleship: When The Good News is Spiritually Based And When it is Not! Also A book of the series will be released in August of 2018 


gregg_greer_1379829951_87Bishop Gregg L. Greer a Public Speaker, Pastor, Social Activist, and the Editor of the One World internet journal and Faith and Leadership Journal. Greer is the Founder of Freedom First International a human rights NGO.  Pastor of Faith Journey International Ministries. He has written extensively about Faith, American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of economics and politics. His stories have also appeared in The Huffington Post, CNNApolitical America,and he is a frequent commentator on MSNBC online. His first book, Fighting for Human Rights is scheduled for release in Summer 2019Listen to Greers radio podcast at OneWorld Talks -if you are interested in interviews from him, you can email His website is
Bishop Don Adams is a Senior Pastor-He is also a Contributing Writer to the Faith and Leadership Journal. Bishop Adams is the Founder, & General Overseer at Building God’s Kingdom International Ministries. His is the Founder Pastor of Changing Minds Ministries. Also the Executive Pastor at New Generation Harvest Church based out of Chicago, IL
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One The Move for W/E April 10, 2017

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Starting today Oneworld will send this segment around the world. Currently This effort has an outreach of 40,000. people (worldwide)-we will advance to 75,000 by Mid 2018. by-If you have an initiative that you want to be broadcasted abroad-please advise via,, or use the Facebook group page messenger to inform two weeks in advance. The post will appear as 30 words or less. You must like our facebook group page and follow us on

Not all submissions will be accepted-we are looking for civic and community events, forums-no for profit items will be accepted . Friends in India, and Africa included Start today!
It’s a great free way to LET the world know what you’re up to!

Featured Organizations for W/E 4-9-17

Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Tree of Life, Loyola University Christian Student Organization, The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrant and others met at the Broadview Detention Center (Chicago) to address unfair deportations.

Over 250 people came out in Chicago to join an emergency national day of action against Trump’s war on Syria! Organizations involved were Answer Chicago, Refuse Fascism, and others. Protest were also staged in Washinton DC, New York and Los Angeles.

Multiple families, supporters, and community members held a rally in Bakersfield on Saturday to protest the increased “police terror” inflicted onto their communities. The rally took place at the Stockdale Hwy and California Ave intersection, a location that local Bakersfield residents have continuously used for demonstrations on social justice for over a decade.


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Grief without remedy: The effort to stop the War Zone on Chicago’s South Shore Community

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By Mark Clements (Associate Editor, The Debrief)
Overall, there were 762 murders in Chicago in 2016. It was the deadest year in nearly two decades. For example, in 2016 on Father’s Day weekend 12 murders were committed and Christmas weekend 12 murders out of 27 reported shootings. On New Year’s Eve, residents and activist the city carried 800 wooden crosses down the streets of downtown, as they called for an end to community violence. Time and time again-the (residents and activist) call has been met with over 145 murders since the start of 2017.
Chicago Police reports show that many of the homicides in Chicago were gun-related. In 2016, there were 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, and five police districts on the south and west sides of the city accounted for nearly two-thirds of the increase in murders, according to the Chicago police department.
On the south side of Chicago-the streets of the South Shore community have changed and it’s changing due to community violence for the past thirty years.  For example, late last month in March, eight people, and a fetus were killed as the result of this same tragic violence. The name Jerry Jacobs was not among the list of people known to community activists as a victim of the tragic gun violence that had taken place across the east side of Chicago. Police authorities believe his death may have been the catalyst for a quadruple homicide the following day.
Reports show Jacobs was shot by gunfire, ran to a hospital blocks away, afterward there was a serious need for Jacobs to be transferred to a trauma center much as 15 minutes away, it cost him his life, some in his family believe.
Jacobs was a murder that surprisingly had no mention by police. The community has been terrified, shocked to the core with grief and concern to end this latest wave of violence, said long time resident Betty Washington. “I have been in this community for over 48 years, and I cannot recall a time that would properly describe March 29th and 30th, it was like a war,” Washington said. Chicago police are yet to properly describe what happen to Jacobs a 37-year-old African American male, who has struggled to get his life in order. He was killed on March 29th at approximately 11:15 PM while walking down the street on 79th and Phillips.
The Recent Murder of Jacobs and Others
 Last week during a news conference (picture, below) with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, it was announced that Maurice Harris (19 years old) was responsible for the deaths of four people at the Nadia restaurant located 75th and Coles. They were identified as: Emmanuel C. Stokes, 28, Edwin Davis, 32, and brothers Dillon Jackson, 20, and Raheem Jackson, 19 each shot to death allegedly by Harris in revenge for the murder of his father Jacobs.
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Tragically,  the double shootings that occurred at 7100 S. Yates, likewise a recent shooting located in South Shore that killed a 27-year-old male and a 23-year-old woman, left members of the Chicago police department processing the murder scene after murder scene. In total four different murder scenes. Left families of the victims shaken, terrorized, and hurting. At each scene police having to deal with traumatized families wounded to the core, offered little to no assistance from the city of Chicago.
During the news conference Brendan Deenihan, commander of Area Central detectives stated that Harris exercised his right to remain silent and that he was being charged with 4 counts of murder based off of identification by 3 witnesses.
“This argument appears to be weak and similar to how others were charged with serious offenses during the Jon Burge era of the Chicago police department,” said Val Love the aunt of a Chicago police torture victim that remain incarcerated based off of torture and false identification. When people are charged with offenses we must be certain that the right person is being charged and that the evidence supports that charge, and I am not confident of that in this case at this time, says Love.  For the record from 1972 until 1991 Burge tortured confessions from suspects inside interrogation rooms while using coercive tactics against witnesses to force them to cooperate with fabricated claims to support the police theory in the cases. Burge was fired in 1993 from the Chicago police department for acts of torture.
Relatives and friends of those that have been gun down on the streets of Chicago have been denied trauma treatment and other social services from the city of Chicago for decades. People barely able to walk as they have been traumatized through grief, losing someone to violence. In the most of Chicago’s crime-affected areas on the south side, there is no trauma center that is open, there is no grief counseling made available to them and often the families must accept the pain with all of its psychological associations and not receive one any meaningful form of treatment.
Efforts to bring attention to the violence:
After the shooting of Jacob and others-I met with Chicago Alderman Greg Mitchell along with Pastor Greg Greer, who is President and Founder of Freedom First International. Our concerns involved the lack of response by the Alderman over the South Shore Community where this violence was occurring. At the time of this article (two days after the shootings), The city has offered the wounded family and community no healing and no services. Family and friends of the victims laid across the concrete pavement in anguish as they try to cope with their lost. This is a scene all across Chicago, however not on the same levels as Chicago’s southside.
We requested Alderman Mitchell to get more involved with his community and to reach out to the families that have been affected as the result of this massacre. It was our request that the first year alderman make attempts to gain a trauma center for his ward and to establish sound programs for both younger and older residents in his ward.
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The meeting went well and we look forward to change in the south shore community and also to establish a dialog between the community with their new alderman.
Also included in the conversation was the fact the relatives and friends of those that have been gun down on the streets of Chicago have routinely been denied trauma treatment and other social services from the city of Chicago for decades. People are barely able to walk as they have been traumatized through grief, losing someone to violence. In the most crime-affected areas on the south side, there is no trauma center that is open, there is no grief counseling made available to them and often the families must accept the pain with all of its psychological associations and not receive one any meaningful form of treatment.
Meanwhile, Harris who is held at the Cook County Jail has been informed that he will not be allowed bond and would be unlikely an attendee at his father’s funeral. The south shore community is in need of programs and jobs. It’s a community that has seen entire blocks abandoned with vacant lots. Unemployment, poverty, and ineffective drug treatment centers. When crime affect communities police and the city must step up and accept responsibility.
South Shore Chicago residents sit in fear knowing that they are receiving less protection from its police and it has really been visible the past two years. (mc)
(Gregg L.Greer is the Editor for  
Mark Clements is an Associate Editor-A Chicago police torture survivor, Board Member with the Campaign to End the Death Penalty. A Board member of Illinois Fair Sentencing for Illinois Youth, and is also currently Chairperson over the Campaign to End Torture). Mark can be reached at twitter

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!)
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.


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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.


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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What do Blacks and Hispanics have to Loose? May we present- The housing discrimination case against minorities by The Trumps.United States of America v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump and Trump Management, Inc.

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NEW YORK  On July in 1972- when a black woman “undercover,” asked to rent an apartment in a Brooklyn complex managed by Donald Trump’s real estate company, she said she was told that nothing was available. A few days afterward a white woman “undercover,” who made the same request was invited to choose between two available apartments. At the time civil rights organizations such as the Urban League began to send testers to Trump properties.

In October 1973, the Justice Department filed a Federal civil rights case that accused the Trump firm, whose complexes contained 14,000 apartments, of violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968. A lawsuit came after a government sting where the U.S. government-sanctioned investigations at properties across Brooklyn and Queens which determined whether Trump Management Inc. discriminated against minorities seeking housing. The case was one of the biggest federal housing discrimination suits to be brought during that time, put a spotlight on the family empire led by its 27-year-old president, Donald Trump, and his father, Fred Trump, the chair. According to the The account which gained notice in a 1979 Village Voice investigation was based on a review of more than 1,000 pages of court records, including hearing transcripts and affidavits that have received little attention in the decades since the case, as well as interviews with people involved in the case. Also details were shared in a recent  a Daily Beast story.  The legal battle which lasted 20-months marked the very first time Trump became a regular presence on national newspaper front pages.


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Working from offices in Washington and New York, Justice Department lawyers decided to file a case: United States of America v. Fred C. Trump, Donald Trump and Trump Management, Inc. Details of the case would show Trump employees had selected and  marked the applications of Blacks and Hispanics with codes, such as “No. 9” and “C” for “colored,” according to federal investigators who gathered the evidence according to interview accounts presented and filed in federal district court. The employees allegedly directed Blacks and Puerto Ricans away from buildings with mostly white tenants, and steered them toward properties that had many minorities. A white woman who went undercover in 1973 named Phyllis Spiro, told investigators how at a Trump property a building superintendent acknowledged to her “that he followed a racially discriminatory rental policy at the direction of his superiors, and that there were only very few ‘colored’ tenants” at the complex, according to court records.

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According to government filings one black woman, for example, was turned away at a heavily white complex but told that she should “try to obtain an apartment at Patio Gardens,” where “a black judge had recently become a tenant,” according to government filings.

At the time the suit was filed, Trump had been thinking about veering away from his father’s ­focus on providing housing for ­lower- and middle-income residents of Brooklyn and Queens, and envisioning his future as a developer of luxury buildings for the rich in Manhattan.

But now the first thing most people were hearing about Trump was that he was being accused of discrimination-Later Trump would say, “The idea of settling drove me crazy,” he wrote in “The Art of the Deal.”

“What we didn’t do was rent to welfare cases, white or black,” Trump wrote in his 1987 autobiography. “I’d rather fight than fold, because as soon as you fold once, you get the reputation of being a folder.” The federal case ended when Trump negotiated a consent degree with the DOJ, requiring him to advertise vacancies in minority papers and list them with the Urban League. The Justice Department said “racially discriminatory conduct by Trump agents has occurred with such frequency that it has created a substantial impediment to the full enjoyment of equal opportunity.” GLG 

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