African-American Billionaire Robert Smith Offers Full Scholarships for Education of Chibok Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram


Happy News for the end of 2016 and the start of 2017!! Hallelujah for the Chibok Girls!! Let’s keep praying and advocating for the release of the other young ladies!!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) poses on October 19, 2016 with the 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram last week, at the State House in Abuja, Nigeria. Speaking at the presidential villa in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja, Buhari addressed the girls and their families saying ‘we shall redouble efforts to ensure that we fulfil our pledge of bringing the remaining girls back home’. (AFP/Philip OJISUA)

article by Mfonobong Nsehe via forbes.com

American billionaire Robert Smith has offered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from the Chibok community, including the 21 girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in October this year.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, announced this on Tuesday during a media briefing with journalists at the State House in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Shehu said that the girls will be admitted…

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African-American New Year’s Traditions


 

 

Food Traditions

Pig Feet, Black Eyed Peas and Greens

The Black Eyed Peas are Greens symbolized Good Luck and Prosperity. Greens being the color of money in the United States. Not too sure about the Pigs Feet or as some Southerners call Trotters as it did not bring the pig good luck!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/a-new-years-tradition-born-from-slavery/2011/12/21/gIQA63UfKP_story.html?utm_term=.05f7970cd326

http://americanfood.about.com/od/resourcesadditionalinfo/a/New-Years-Day-Tradition-Black-Eyed-Peas.htm

I stopped eating Pigs Feet years ago and I’m too lazy to cook the Black Eyed Peas or the Greens.  The only Black Eyed Peas I’ve encountered recently is the singing group!! LOL!

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Cleaning your entire house and washing all your clothes!

http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/hot-topics/9-new-years-eve-superstitions/

Yes folks today every Black Person in America is doing their laundry including yours truly! I suppose right now my room is fairly clean. This morning I cleaned Sylvester’s litter box and emptied the trash. But I suppose I take after my mother Mable Palmer who was the Cleaning Queen of the World. Mom would turn the house upside down cleaning.  I believe the cleaning of laundry and house brings a fresh clean start to the New Year!

When I was in Spain the tradition was to eat 12 grapes all at once which I did in December 1979 and as I recall 1980 was a good year for me.

About two years ago I went to my Japanese friends Buddhist Temple on New Years Day to celebrate Japanese style. That was enjoyable!

Please share any food, cultural or spiritual New Years Traditions you have or practice!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Caturday for 2016


Sylvester

 

Laurie Berkner – The Cat Came Back

 

Felix the cat (original theme song)

 

 

Bible Hope


 

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Hopeful

Bible Hope

Hebrews 11:1

King James Version (KJV)

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

James 2:18-26

King James Version (KJV)

18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.