Yvonne’s Spiritual Healing: “A Wounded Child”


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“For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”  – Psalm 109: 22 


A wounded child, wounded by whom; a family member, mother, uncle or aunt.

Or was it a stranger that invaded your life. A child who loves their family, knowing their actions were un-Godly. 

Where is God in all of this madness?  Who do you turn to?

What’s the alternative?

Who stole your innocence, your childhood; your youth. How deep are your wounds?

That pain you carried throughout childhood. Is that pain still buried in the back of your mind?

Does it constantly surface, haunting you one day at a time?

Desperate for affection, feeling empty, needy, still searching for your identity; Unlearned, untaught about the grace of God; you’re still stumbling through this world all alone and lost.

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Hubert Harrison: Key Link in the Two Great Trends of the Black Liberation Movement

This article originally
appeared in New Politics.

“The Life and Times of
Hubert Harrison: A Forgotten Synthesis of African-American Socialism and Black
Nationalism,” Review of Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism,
1883-1918 by Jeffrey B. Perry (Columbia University Press, 2009).



“One of the many strengths of the Perry biography is the detailed exposition of the transformation of Harrison from a socialist to both a socialist and Black Nationalist.”

Hubert Harrison emerged in the first two decades of the twentieth century as one of the leading voices of Harlem radicals rejecting American claims to an egalitarian democratic heritage and commitment to such a future based on the undeniable persistence of massive racial and class inequalities.

Jeffrey Perry’s exhaustive biography of Hubert Harrison elevates the lesser-known Harrison to the stature he so richly deserves as one of America’s most perceptive public intellectuals on the critically intertwined issues of American democracy, race relations, and class structure.

Harrison, a St. Croix immigrant from the Virgin Islands, was one of the first to combine the divergent strands of socialism and Black Nationalism. Hubert Harrison emerges as the principal black spokesman for the Socialist Party in its heyday in the early twentieth century.In this volume, Perry explores the interaction, cooperation, and conflicts between intellectuals and radicals such as A. Philip Randolph, John E. Bruce, Arturo Schomburg, Cyril Briggs, and others in pre-Marcus Garvey Harlem. Against this background of contending local leaders and intellects in the cultural capital of black America, Harrison will distinguish himself as a preeminent thinker analyzing the philosophical and tactical positions of nationally known black leaders like the Harvard trained historian W.E.B. Du Bois and the president of Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington.

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Rusty Jabbz New York Hip Hop Review #10

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By:DJ Handspin Dinero

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What a lovely day, to sit on a “STOOP!”

 Temperature is high 76 degrees warm with some sunshine giving way to clouds; periods of rain and thunderstorm in the afternoon. WOW!!!

 That’s kind of ironic don’t you think?


Today is actually the rain date to the “Stoop 2012”. Originally it was to take place on July 28, 2012, but due to the threat of a thunderstorm on that day, the event was rescheduled to today. Now after reading today’s weather forecast off my phone, it looks like we may experience some of the things we tried to escape from three months ago.


I’m not the type of person to say, “I told you so!” LOL, who am I fooling’? Of course I like to tell people, “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” I told you so Fokus, you shouldn’t had postponed the original date for a new date. It may not be raining yet but it’s very chilly out. The little bit of sunshine in the sky doesn’t help in any way to restore good weather conditions and the people’s comfort. 

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I finally get to experience today’s event bought to you by F.O.K.U.S; I’m really looking forward to it. When the invite was originally issued to me several months back, I couldn’t help but to think of “THE STOOP 2012,” as some sort of party on your front stoop, (LOL). 


I know, as juvenile and immature as that sounds, I recall last year around this same time (October 8, 2011) on S. Elliot Place, in front of the Spike Lee’s Joint for the “BROOKLYN LOVES MICHAEL JACKSON Tribute Celebration.”

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The Growing Gap in the United States Between the Rich and the Rest

An Interview with Edward Wolff

Edward Wolff is a professor of economics at New York University. He is the author of Top Heavy: The Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America and What Can Be Done About It, as well as many other books and articles on economic and tax policy. He is managing editor of the Review of Income and Wealth.


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Multinational Monitor: What is wealth?

Edward Wolff: Wealth is the stuff that people own. The main items are your home, other real estate, any small business you own, liquid assets like savings accounts, CDs and money market funds, bonds, other securities, stocks, and the cash surrender value of any life insurance you have. Those are the total assets someone owns. From that, you subtract debts. The main debt is mortgage debt on your home. Other kinds of debt include consumer loans, auto debt and the like. That difference is referred to as net worth, or just wealth.


MM: Why is it important to think about wealth, as opposed just to income?

Wolff: Wealth provides another dimension of well-being. Two people who have the same income may not be as well off if one person has more wealth. If one person owns his home, for example, and the other person doesn’t, then he is better off.

Wealth — strictly financial savings — provides security to individuals in the event of sickness, job loss or marital separation. Assets provide a kind of safety blanket that people can rely on in case their income gets interrupted.

Wealth is also more directly related to political power. People who have large amounts of wealth can make political contributions. In some cases, they can use that money to run for office themselves, like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


MM: What are the best sources for information on wealth?

Wolff: The best way of measuring wealth is to use household surveys, where interviewers ask households, from a very detailed form, about the assets they own, and the kinds of debts and other liabilities they have run up. Household surveys provide the main source of information on wealth distribution.

Of these household surveys — there are now about five or six surveys that ask wealth questions in the United States — probably the best source is the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances.

They have a special supplement sample that they rely on to provide information about high income households. Wealth turns out to be highly skewed, so that a very small proportion of families owns a very large share of total wealth. Most surveys miss these families. But the Survey of Consumer Finances uses information provided by the Internal Revenue Service to construct a special supplemental sample on high income households, so they can zero in on the high wealth holders.

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Why Brand Name Drugs are More Expensive than Generic Drugs

Besides the price, is there any difference between generic and name brand? 

by: Bessler

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Generic drugs may look different from their more expensive brand-name counterparts, but they have the same effect, says Dr. Rich Besser, ABC chief health and medical editor.
Generics are cheaper because they are without the costly research and legal patents in brand-name drugs.
Some customers continue purchasing brand-name drugs when generics are available, but Besser says there’s no need. Generics may look a bit different, with a different capsule or color, but the drug is the same. “Different bottle, different price, same effect,” Besser says.
For more health tips and insights, follow Besser on Twitter


This Article Appeared in The Black Truth News Volume 3 Issue 11 November 2012