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2013 was a year of first as a collective for the ladies of the Last Civil Right, and what a busy year we had. The year started off with an offer to lend our talent for sharing the truth and nothing but the absolute truth in the manner that we are best at and that’s through our written words shared by our numerous friends, and fellow supporters for christian/conservative causes. We started the year off with a surprising and truly blessed invitation to join Star Parker’s CURE network at a press conference in Washington D.C., on gun control and second amendment rights called The Never Again Campaign. Below is a video and picture documentary of the year with TLCR ladies on the road.
Read more on the Never Again Campaign regarding Gun Control at: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/03/01/never-again/
The very next month, March of 2013 we were invited to speak at the New Jersey 2nd Amendment Society by Frank Fiamingo.
Follow-up blog regarding that wonderful event with our fellow freedom patriots in New Jersey at: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/03/25/the-ladies-of-the-last-civil-right-taking-their-voices-to-the-streets/
Gun Control became a hot subject long before the tragedy of the Newton Ct. school shooting in 2013, and the Last Civil Rights ladies were hot on the trail of the congressional caucus for this fundamental right with some of America’s brightest advocates and experts in the field of gun rights. Kuuleme Stephens attended Tea Party and speaking engagements in Arizona. Shannon Wright covered the state of New Jersey regarding their on-going and continuous battle for gun permits, licenses and carry rights. Babette Holder-Youngberg attended Tea Party and rallies in Illinois that year as well as following the Illinois state legislation debates and votes for the concealed carry law. We have a few blogs here on gun control, but one that may be of interest is the one where I used information from Professor Gary Kleck and Rob Young. Rob Young is a survivor of a famous school shooting, Cleveland Elementary playground shooting to be exact, that blog is located at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/04/02/a-lone-survivors-voice-amongst-the-cacophony-of-gun-control/
I would also recommend the blog featuring some interesting data from a renowned handgun crime expert and professor Gary Kleck. http://thelastcivilright.org/2012/12/27/second-amendment-duel-on-americans-right-to-bear-arms/
The Last Civil Rights Ladies answered the invitation to lend our media voices again in Washington D.C. with CURE, this time for abortion and specifically the Gosnell atrocity in the Planned Parenthood abortion industry.
If you didn’t catch our detailed writings on the Gosnell press conference and legislative briefing you can read more at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/05/18/planned-parenthoods-deliberate-decimation-of-the-black-community/
This is a video from CURE of Catherine Davis speaking at the Congressional briefing after the Gosnell press conference which the ladies of The Last Civil Rights group also attended.
During the year we attended many events in our respective states individually as well. After the Gosnell press conference, Pastor Shannon Wright attended the @Large Conference, while Kuuleme and Babette attended the Tonya Reaves Memorial and call for justice by the Black Pro-life activists and pastors in Chicago, IL. Walter B. Hoye, Pastor Ceasar LeFlore, Pastor Alveda King, Connie Eller, Zina Hackworth, Letitia Wong, Thomas Duane Smith, Dr. Eric Wallace, to name a few with CURE’s support being Represented by Lonnie Poindexter in attendance so many others from around the nation. Tonya Reaves is the 24 year old woman that died from a botched late term abortion in Illinois in July of 2012.
In September of 2013 Babette attended the Black Conservative Summit by Freedom Journal, in St. Charles, IL. Kuuleme Stephens wrote an article for TLCR relating to the fact that because of the name of the summit some felt it was racist due to the name of the summit, you can read more regarding that at this link: http://thelastcivilright.org/2013/08/11/the-black-conservative-summit-is-it-racist-to-have-one/
You can also find a great number of videos and audios to the summit at: https://www.youtube.com/user/wmg2005/videos
We wrapped up our year of traveling at a CURE policy summit and Gala Award Dinner in Washington, D.C. The policy summit had to be one of the most outstanding and informative events that the ladies as agreed as a group to have the great fortune to have been invited to attend as guests. We did an extensive blog and have numerous pictures so I won’t repeat those here, but will share again some of the highlights for us at the Summit.
For your viewing pleasure of speeches from Star Parker’s CURE Policy Summit and Gala, at this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/StarParkerForFreedom/videos?flow=list&view=0&live_view=500&sort=dd
To find out more about Star Parker’s Urban Cure, please feel free to visit the site: http://www.urbancure.org/about.asp
And the Last Civil Rights photos from the 2 day policy summit can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/TheLastCivilRight/photos_stream
We thank all our readers for taking the time to read our blogs, share them and especially for their support. We look forward to another busy and active year in 2014, and as always we promise to keep you posted and informed right here. God Bless you all and have a Happy New Year! See you in 2014.
Babette Holder/Kuuleme Stephens/Pastor Shannon Wright/Atarah Golden and all the ladies of The Last Civil Right past, present and future.
Nelson Mandela was a _________________________ man. What goes in the blank depends on who you ask. After hearing him memorialized on mainstream media, one would think he was a perfect human being…a spotless saint. But anyone with an iota of intelligence knows that’s not true; it wouldn’t be true for anyone.
The world is being done an injustice greater than apartheid by not divulging the ENTIRE truth about Mandela. Withholding the complete truth only creates or perpetuates mindsets that are counterproductive to freedom. Teach TRUE history and give people the FREEDOM to draw their own conclusions instead of force feeding one-sided point of views. One should always be cautious of one-sided tales. The problem these days is that most people simply accept what is fed to them by mainstream media. I guess it’s just too much of a burden to seek information on your own. However, I need truth, because truth is indeed powerful enough to set you free.
It doesn’t take much research to realize that the man some call the “Father of a Nation” quite far from sainthood. Since the mainstream media has done nothing but shine Mandela’s halo, I will be the bad guy and point out some facts about Mandela that you many or may not have heard. It is always up to the individual to form their own opinions… it’s just that I believe opinions should be formed based upon facts and complete details.
MOST believe that Mandela was arrested SOLELY because of his fight against apartheid and for his Communist political beliefs. This is simply not true. He was actually a terrorist. In fact, the evidence of his terrorism wasn’t so strong; Amnesty International wouldn’t even consider him a political prisoner.
Mandela was arrested and charged with 193 acts of terrorism between 1961 and 1963. He was caught trying to smuggle, prepare, or manufacture Soviet made munitions that included over 200,000 hand-grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 144 tons of ammonium- nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminum powder, and 1,500 timing devices. In other words, he was planning to do a LOT of damage.
Perhaps he later became a non-violent man, but the munitions he was found with certainly refute that he was a peace loving man his whole life. Mandela was in prison for 27 years, and each year he was offered his freedom if he would only denounce violence and the terrorism being carried out by the ANC (African National Congress)…. but he would not.
Let us not forget that during his trial, Mandela ADMITTED to his dirty deeds. He plead guilty to 156 of the counts against him. He was the ruler and co-founder of the African National Congress (ANC), more specifically, Umkhonto we Sizwe which was the armed wing of the ANC (means “Spear of the Nation”). While there is no evidence that Mandela ever personally murdered anyone, the ANC, under Mandela’s orders was responsible for killing thousands of people. A series of bombs were set off in Johannesburg and surrounding areas by the ANC, killing and/or injuring hundreds of people…. many were women and children.
Mandela was also charged with sabotage and trying to over throw the government. He was on a quest for power, which is typical of a Communist. Communism has never worked anywhere it has been tried. Study the current plight of blacks in South Africa or the people of any nation that is under Communist rule and tell me if they are truly free? Under Communism, Citizens are virtually slaves because the government owns everything and creates all the rules that one must live by. Was Mandela really fighting for the freedom of his people, or simply for a different type of rule over his people; a rule where HE had the power? He did eventually get that power when he became the first black president in South Africa from 1994-1999.
In an attempt to ensure that the ANC became THE political party, it is reported that the military wing (Umkhonto we Sizwe) set out to remove those in opposition of the ANC, specifically those of the Zulu Inkatha party, which was one of the two largest “black” parties; Xhosa (Mandela’s party, ruled by the ANC) was the other. It is estimated that roughly 50,000 Zulus’ were killed by the ANC. The violence against the Zulu’s started in 1944 and lasted over a two year span leading to elections. Mandela was ordering these attacks.
Maybe prison changed Mandela’s violent nature. He did divorce his wife Winnie due to here demonic punishments of her adversaries. She is infamous for ‘necklacing”. This is a method of murder where a tire filled with gasoline, placed around a person and then ignited. I found no evidence of Mandela participating in these acts and they were carried out during the time he was already in prison.
There is MUCH history to be learned about Mandela and Apartheid and the massive amounts of information can never be captured completely in a blog. There was exponential violence by both Mandela’s party and the White majority government. The South African government was by no means innocent. Both Mandela and those in charge of the National Party (established “White” government) have blood on their hands.
I set out to understand a bit more of South Africa’s history and the role Mandela played. But, most importantly, I was able to reiterate my belief that as long as there are those desiring to stick their big, fat, black, white or any shade in between NOSES into the lives of others, and in the process of that intrusion, begin to take away what God gave to each of us…..which is freedom….. the blood baths, violence, hatred and power struggles like the one that took place in South Africa will never be done … they will only become more brutal. The next one will be bloodier than the last one and given the massive intrusions by our own government as it grows more communist each day, that next battle just might go down right here in the good old US of A.
Let me clearly state that the notion of apartheid is nauseating. Had I been born a South African, I would have fought for my freedom legally and violently if necessary. Had I been around during the time of Nat Turner, you can bet your last dollar that I would have ridden with him. However, Mandela’s lust seemed to be more for power than for the freedom of a nation or “his people”. Liberation is not in gaining freedom for one race while enslaving, demonizing or “getting even” with another.
If only Mandela had fought to allow people to be free to live their lives without government intrusion; to rise and fall on their own volition, or lack thereof, and to be responsible for their actions, blacks in South Africa would most likely have faired much better than they have to date. That’s what he should have fought for…true freedom, for blacks and whites alike, but he did not.
The quest for power, especially under a Communist regime is like a vampire’s bite… it can “ turn” a man from a well-meaning do-gooder, into a power-hungry, insatiable monster. This is one of the reasons why I don’t idolize man. Man will ALWAYS falter…some worse than others. God created me free…. only man stands in the way of that, so I am very cautious of man.
Mandela was merely a man. He did a lot of harm. I can’t discount or marginalize the killing of innocent people. He was no saint, so I will never treat him like one. He is a manufactured, flawless hero created by communist/liberal ideologues and he actually did some good. He helped make apartheid in his country a national debate. But for me, the bad deeds are so severe that they negate anything that others might consider good or great.
You’ve already heard the wonderful side of this man, now you’ve heard about his dark side, so fill in the blank.
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