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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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  • The Pope’s Take on Stolen Peoples’ Equity
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    The Pope’s Take on Stolen Peoples’ Equity

        Pope Francis’ Message To America — “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white

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  • #BlackLivesMatter
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    #BlackLivesMatter

        A peculiar bird presents a unique perspective on socio-economic repair.  “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” The Ghanaian word, Sankofa, translated to English, presents an inherited  value for historically disadvantaged heirs.  “Reach back and get it,” symbolized by a bird with its head turned backwards taking

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  • How 2.1 Billion Believers can frame “The Conversation”
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    How 2.1 Billion Believers can frame “The Conversation”

    BECOMING “THE BELOVED COMMUNITY” #WeAreOne – A Litany   LEADER: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this

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  • #WeAreOne?
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    #WeAreOne?

        Small groups move from objective to outcome. #WeAreOne is a goal within reach for 2.1 billion believers.  As praises go up, blessings come down. Todd Lollis Instagram By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired    AMWS, June 23, 2015, Acworth, GA –  Pastor Leela Brown Waller of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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