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  • Just Show Up

    By Stephanie A. Walker Stradford and Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired AMWS, July 26, 2016, Virtual – The AME Book of Discipline offered The Reverend Ricky Spain little to no guidance on engaging “stringers.”  But, published Polity forewarned that business as usual would soon become a practice of the past. The 19th elected editor

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  • The Ecumenical Officer and Endorsing Agent of the AME Church

    The Right Reverend Doctor Frank Madison Reid, III is the 138th Elected, Consecrated Bishop of African Methodism in the historic lineage of Bishop Richard Allen dating back to July 1816. The Right Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid, III is an internationally-known leader, a preeminent power speaker, a cutting-edge thinker, as well as a motivator who

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  • Free African Society Pursues Stolen Peoples’ Equity

    By Stephanie A. Walker Stradford and Eric Stradford – U.S. Marine Corps, Retired AMWS, July 15, 2016, Virtual – Quantifiable evidence suggests more than 12,000 A.M.E. Church Members Connecting Around The World might have observed the 50th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the A.M.E. Church — among them, remnant beneficiaries of the Richard

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  • The Stradfords of Black Wall Street

    AMWS, July 11, 2016, Virtual – Peaceful demonstrators from five continents gathered this week marking the 50th Quadrennial Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  The late Reverend James Milton Stradford migrated from Short Creek, Alabama to Cleveland, Ohio and raised a clan with his bride Alma Thomas under the Stradford brand.  In all, 14

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  • Prizefights To Politics, To Public Policy

      A conversation this week with The Honorable Theodore Roosevelt Britton, Jr., age 90 reflects on honorable national service, and the role of some relatively unknown veterans in the Muhammad Ali story.  While many veterans have questioned one man’s decision concerning a call to military service, most Americans have come to accept his right to

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  • Alma Catherine Thomas Stradford Remembered
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    Alma Catherine Thomas Stradford Remembered

    Celebrating the 99th year A.D. of Alma Catherine Stradford Reprinted for social media with permission from the authors © 2001 Eric and Stephanie Stradford, all rights reserved from TheEnterpriZe from slaveship to spaceship.   EXCHEQUERS -THE CORPORATION Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praised her all his life. There are many virtuous and

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  • Wall of 20,000 Stars
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    Wall of 20,000 Stars

    “Defining Moments” for “People’s Agenda” By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired   AMWS, April 11, 2016, Atlanta – Conveners for the National Black Political Convention, planned for June 9-12, are forging common vision for building a wall.  Outreach across a diverse spectrum of political “drathers” seek to shape the “peoples agenda” for a more

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  • Can Montford Point Marines leverage the past to invest in America’s Future?
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    Can Montford Point Marines leverage the past to invest in America’s Future?

      This narrative frames a conversation about evidence-based Social Innovation. It provides content for developing fundable engagement by any and all veterans in “preserving the legacy of Original Montford Point Marines.   An initial application responding to a Federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was submitted by Youth Achievers USA Institute in January 2015.  A collective

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  • Get Away!  — Psalm 55 (NLT)
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    Get Away! — Psalm 55 (NLT)

    (6:00 am EST Mon – Sat.  1-712-432-3900  – Access Code: 586149#) By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired On the 6 am Daily Lenten Season Devotion, Pastor Kenneth Marcus ministered a T.G.I.F. “Got To Get Away” message from Psalms 55.  Confession: I’ve never really been a fan of the Old Testament Psalms, unless I could

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