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Alice Bernstein interview with the late Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

The Rev. Addie L. Wyatt – – an advocate for workers rights and civil rights – –
died Wednesday at the age of 88 after a long illness, said her adminstrative aide.

Wyatt, who was the first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Improvement Association in Alabama and endured violent opposition during marches with King in Chicago in the 1960s.


April 6, 2012 Posted by | Gospel Truth | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miami Heat trades into first round for “NORRIS COLE!”

Norris Cole ... doing what he do ... Whoosh!!!

The Miami Heat had their eyes on Norris Cole, 22, 6-2, Cleveland State point guard and was willing to “put their money where their mouth is to get their pick.” Guess whose coming to dinner?

The Heat gave up the 31st pick, a future 2nd round pick and cash to move up to get Cole. Few in the Heat circle expected them to focus on a point guard. This pick originally belonged to the Heat but went to Toronto, then to Chicago. Chicago took Cole and traded him to the Heat. This is what you call, “What GOD has for YOU is for YOU!”

Prior to the Heat selecting Cole, due to the NBA rules, the Heat were required to make the 31st pick, which they did and picked Bojan Bogdanovic, 6-7, of Croatia and traded him, but could not disclose their trade because the move had not been officially approved as of midnight, Thursday, as required by the NBA.

Cleveland opened the draft by picking Duke guard Kyrie Irving, No. 1 overall. Zydrunas Ilgauskashas, Heat center, informed the Heat that he will be exercising the ‘”player option,” putting him under contract for $1.4 million.

Welcome to the Heat family Cole and have you taken a stroll along South Beach and A1A yet? Hope to see your face in the place! Cole’s in the house, ya’ll!!!

June 24, 2011 Posted by | Community News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is the American Dollar still as Good as Gold?

Gold vs. Dollar

Apparently, the Utah legislators don’t think so, since they have a bill in the house proposing to make “Gold” and “Silver” legal tender and will exempt the sale of the coins from state capital gains taxes.

If the law passes, Utah will become the first state in the country to legalize gold and silver coins as currency.

Craig Franco believes that you should store your gold and silver coins in a vault, and he will issue you a debit-like card to make purchases backed by your holdings. Mr. Franco plans to open for business June 1, likely the first of its kind in the country.

The idea to make gold and silver legally tender, was spawned by Republican State Rep. Brad Galvez, who sponsored the bill largely to serve as a protest against Federal Reserve monetary policy. Galvez says Americans are losing faith in the dollar. He also states that he is not trying to replace the dollar, but rather, give consumers an option to the dollar.

However, even if the bill is passed and gold and silver becomes legal tender, merchants are not required to accept the coins.

Matt Zeman, market strategist for Kingsview Financial in Chicago, expects more people will start investing in gold as America’s growing debt and bankruptcies in other countries continue to decrease the value of government-backed money.

“Making gold and silver coins legal tender sends a strong signal to Congress and the Federal Reserve that their monetary policy is failing,” said Ralph Danker, project director for economics at the Washington, D.C.-based American Principles in Action, which helped shape Utah’s law. “The dollar should be backed by gold and silver, so we have hard money.”

Minnesota, North Carolina, Idaho and at least nine other states also have similar bills drafted.

May 23, 2011 Posted by | Business News | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment