Thursday, July 31, 2014

Letter to Publishers of Mario Lopez's Knockout Fitness

I did a short review of Mario Lopez's book ``Knockout Fitness'' and found it to be a good primer for people wanting to get on a healthier path with more healthy diet and more exercise.  I think it could be updated to include more information that young people might find interesting and even exciting.  There are many diet tips including what oils to use and what oils not to use; what fruits and vegetables are best for losing weight and getting and staying fit and trim; and what exercises to do to keep the fat off.  With the obesity level among many young and not so young People, this book is right on time.  A similar book might be a great idea for elderly People as well, but I think an older mascot would be in order. Recipes are included.

Positive Information About United Bank...

United Bank is deemed the Black Bank of Philadelphia, now that there is only one --with three branches--that I know of.  I have had an account there for years and have always found the service to be quite good and above par.  There is a branch located in Progress Plaza near Broad and Girard Avenue; and another in Germantown; The one in Center City is at 15th near Chestnut Street.  They are a small bank, but they will stick by you.  The Banking Staff is very friendly, courteous and professional. For more information google www.UnitedBank.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Open Letter to Pope Francis...


July 30th, 2014 Wednesday


His Holiness, Pope Francis PP.
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano


Dear Pope Francis:

I hope and Pray you are well and that things are going well for you.  I have been working very hard at making my little part of the world right here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of North America, a little better place for those who live here. Some of my work even goes beyond our borders as a city, state and nation. I know you are working to help others also. I think sometimes I shake things up too much and ask for too much, but I have an idea that Progressive-thinking People like myself who are also politically active need to be working hard and engaged to make things better as soon as possible.  It is important. That doesn't mean we don't have to explain what we do and make it all make sense and dollars and cents as well. I wrote you a few years ago and asked for a lot of money so I could implement my plan, with the help of many others, to improve the world by cleaning the air and the water and supporting environmental groups that are doing this important work; by bringing out justice, freedom and equality at every corner of the City of Philadelphia as much as I can; and by fighting for the underprivileged as much as I can. I am especially interested in helping Black People and Black youth make a difference in their lives. I want to help make Philadelphia the Education City; I want us to have a full-service restaurant for the Homeless and poor where they would only have to pay a nickel or a dime and get the best, healthiest food in town [we will be supported by regular-paying customers, grants and financial supports from those who want to give large sums of money and we will be properly regulated and fully financially responsible]. I would also like to create a national agenda that includes a $250.00 monthly grant for people to spend on going to and supporting artistic events such as good movies, theater, museums, dance, musical concerts and such [this would obviously be of great cultural value to our United States Citizens and help the Arts community.]. I also advocate and lobby for putting a Black woman on the Supreme Court; a 10-year-term limit on Supreme Court appointments; and the first woman in the leadership chair of the Oval Office. I have a wide variety of things I want to do and I have some People in mind to help--not just my friends mind you, but People with political and financial connections who can authentically help in a number of Ways.  I was told to write you, to be reasonable, and to keep the pressure on, but always remind People that I'm doing all this in a Peaceful and Loving manner and that I am a Peaceful and Loving Man. I am about using legal means to reach the goals I have mentioned here and a lot more.  What I need is $75,000.00 every six months to really have the positive impact I want to see happen soon and very soon. Our youth really need these positive changes if we are to have a world to leave them in the near future and far off future.  I'm sure I can do well with this.  Meanwhile I'm paying back any loans I have from personal friends, except where People have asked me not to pay them back. And I'm being more responsible about the habits of spending money, being fair to People and trying to deal in a positive Way with my own dislikes of People if they are racially based, religiously based or ethically based.  I work at being the best Honest Person I can be. Sometimes I fall short, but mostly I'm able to, with the healing and leading hands of GOD, to do my best and triumph!!  I have always LOVed to help People, but I have noticed that I don't accept help from People too easily.  I am improving on this and have more of an open mind on this than I did even three weeks ago. Looking at the Crisis in the Middle East and the problems with poverty and graft in Europe, East India, China and Africa, we don't have time to waste.  Action is needed now. I hope you can help.  I LOVe what I do right now, but it is only considered a ``hobby'' by the Federal Government in the United States because I haven't made it to the point where, again, I have a payroll and employees. I did once before.  I Pray you can help me.  If you have any questions please call me at: 1 (215) 921-2065 or e-mail me at: blockboi75atyahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you as soon as you can help.

God Bless You,



Brother Tracy Gibson
Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Pa 19101-2878


blockboi75atyahoo.com


1 (215) 921- 2065


Disabled Worker -- Businessman -- Writer -- Philanthropist




    

Monday, July 28, 2014

Black Women are ``Simply the Best''

Simply The Best...

Anonymous


Isn't it a shame how families get so excited about being Parents, Uncles, Aunts and Grandparents when a child is born. Somehow the excitement is doused with a Big Splash of cold water when it is discovered the child is a girl. If it wasn't for grown girls we would not be here. We all had to come from a woman. I LOVe and Respect Black women. I know plenty of Black men who are really women LOVers who don't really LOVe women...if you get my drift. Why is it that some Big Intelligent governments actually penalize people who have the fortune of having girls instead of boys. This is a shame. I can just see Aunt Janet at the Family Dinner or Cook Out looking way down Her nose at the little children and saying to two-and-three-year-old girls ``Why Aren't you the cutest little things!!'' Aunt Janet should know better. We don't need to be calling our children ``things.'' They are little people who hold the future of our Nations in their hands and minds. They will either solve the plate load of problems we hand them--that we were unable, unwilling or unaware of their needing to be resolved--or they will hand them on to still another generation or worse, suffer the vibrations with the rest of us. To black girls, females and women out of this process of helping and being productive is criminal, and our government and many, many of our people should know better. It is equally shameful that one of the steamship organizations that raises money for women to run for Congress and other political offices in the United States, Emily's List, seems to get mealy mouthed when I ask them why they don't support more Black women for public office. This is why there are organizations like The National Congress of Black Women to support the issues of Black women and Black female teens and Black girls. This is why I send them small donations whenever I can. I hope you will also. If you can't do this, maybe you should get one less hair weave, one less dress, one less new pair of sneakers, one less hair locking, one less piece of cake, one less pare of shoes, or one less piece of fried chicken, or go see one less movie, play or sporting event and give the money to The National Congress of Black Women for the various events and issues they feel are important. If you really can't afford to do this, maybe you can write to one of the Black Sororities like the AKA's and ask them to send in some money. I will put the address of the National Congress of Black Women here very soon for the betterment of your chances to take this article seriously. My mother raised me correctly, this is why I just wrote this and why I feel this Way. Several women in my life have helped me in my work to become a better man and help myself first, believe in GOD and believe in Black women and the need for their issues to be addressed properly. I was very happy when I heard women speak up and talk about the crisis with Black women when they were just about tired of all the Hub Bub about Black men, Black boys and Black male teens. Not to deny the Black men and Black males anything, but these inner city social issues need a great deal of help and attention from all of us. I am proud to be a man, but I LOVe to see Black women get their positive, deserved and needed reward for the hard work and dedication they have given to the Black Family.

Getting Financially Un-stuck


 

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A Getting Un-Stuck and Moving Forward Production.....

Anonymous

I was fortunate enough to get my credit rating increased by 200 points over the last nne months. I had to take the initiative and work at it. If you want to get un-stuck I need you to do a few things. Prioritize getting your credit rating up because a low credit score is at the root of many of our financial problems as Black and ``so-called'' oppressed people. There are steps you can take and I am listing some of them for you here:

1} Start off the New Year by refusing to stay stuck. Call my friend Aline Wechsler at Consumer Information Bureau and allow her to help you get into a program to get your credit score for free and follow her program to get your Credit Score up for the New Year. You will find it easier to buy a house; buy a car; finance investment property; get a personal or business loan and any multitude of other advantages will come along much easier also. There is a cost for Aline's services, but that is well worth the expense. She can be reached at: 1.800. 535.12.55 at extension 6870 / or call her direct at 1.954.623.68.70. {Call during regular business hours or later until 8 P.M. or call on Saturday from 12 noon to 7 P.M.

2} Two young Brothers held a book signing at Giovanni's Room at 11th and Pine, on Saturday night, December 22nd, 2012 to discuss their New Book; ``Don't Just Dream About it... Wake Up! Awaken Your Inner and Outer New World...'' By Darien K. Marshall and Darius L. Jones. I Highly Recommend this book and plan to get a copy myself. Even I am still stuck and want to move forward also.... more directly and on due course...

3} ALSO: Get a copy of: ``The Money Class,'' by Suze Orman... I have read most of this book and it will change your ideas about money and how we look at money as consumers instead of people who are serious about holding onto money; saving it; having it in the future; and being ``well off'' enough to be comfortable.... An excellent book....

4} Join the Black Millionaire's Network. [The BMN] Call me and I will tell you more about that. Membership is free until March 1, 2013.... I will tell you how to join and what some of the benefits are. Memberships are FREE until March 1, 2013. Look for information at church {Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia} and please read below about the BMN about how to reach me if you lose this e-mail. Phone: 1.215.921-2065. E-Mail: BlockBoi75@yahoo.Com.

5} pick up a copy of: ``The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and Be Happy,'' by Bob Greene, who was a coach for Oprah. This is another life-changing book about diet, food, exercise, addiction and getting on with the healing process for yourself, your friends and your family.

Also, Brothers and Sisters, and my Transgendered friends, We want you to read about sugar from an expert. Read ``Sugar Blues,'' it is available on line at Amazon.com or you might find a Black book dealer by logging onto ``Black Book Sellers''.

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There are also a number of Vegetarian books on sale at Black Book Sellers and books on supporting Black businesses in our community. One that comes to mind that we should be reading is called ``Our Black Year,'' by Maggie Anderson.  It uses Chicago as a case study where a Black family supported Black businesses and told a story of Her and Her family's experiences. I have been working on this in the Philadelphia area and have limited success on a very, very limited income. Next month, August of 2014,  I will join the Black Chamber of Commerce, if I can stretch my budget enough to pay for the membership.  It is tough making it by on $1,197.00 a month. I can't support the job-building plans I have for the Black community nor the other work I want to do to build up my own financial base and expand financially as long as I'm held back with such a little bit of money for living expenses. If you can help, please send a non-tax deductible donation to: Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson; Post Office Box 42878; Philadelphia, Pa. 19101-2878; or call me at 1 (215) 921-2065 or e-mail me at blockboi75@yahoo.com. Put Help for The Brothers and Sisters in the Subject line.

Brother Tracy Gibson...

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Brother Tracy Gibson.....

Leading Member of

The Black Millionaire's Network

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, PA 19101-2878

for blog access click here: http://thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com

Note: The Black Millionaire's Network is NOT a group of millionaires, but a group of ordinary, extraordinary people, mostly Black, who want to move ahead with their financial plans by being more thrifty, financially responsible, buying viable Progressive stocks, spending money with stores that are either Black owned or that have the best interests of the Black community at heart, saving money for positive use in the future, improving their credit ratings, sending our young LOVed ones to college or technical school, and preparing to go into entrepreneurship as effectively as possible, with the proper financing, to bring on a day of Bright Hope for ourselves and our community.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Speach on Nelson Mandela.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewODnyezyjQ

Knowledge Hut Business Plan

A. Name of Company: The Knowledge Hut Stores.

B. Mission Statement and Objectives:

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Knowledge Hut Stores is to help younger Americans of Color to better understand their history, grow and develop as more productive and reliable adults and learn better ethical behavior through the development, production and sale of positive, defined and responsible products.

Objectives: To help parents, guardians, grandparents and others who care for youth to assist them in developing strong personal and community-wide values including responsibility, good health habits and hygiene, good ethics, good family values, cleanness, reliability, good and positive cultural values and other positive traits in an on-going fashion through the sale of good products that reflect those values.  While we are a for profit store, we will network with non-profits and social service agencies to bring on more support services for needy Non-White youths.

RE: ``The Knowledge Hut Stores'' and Why We Need Them.....

It has come to my knowledge, more and more over the years, that our young people are in deep trouble. Unless we act as responsible and concerned adults, they are doomed to create another generation of lost souls who are down and out economically and unprepared morally, ethically, culturally and politically for what faces them in a few short years.

This is why I have labored so hard to create the concept of ``The Knowledge Hut Stores'' and why I think the concept will be a Big Success when it goes National very soon.

The concept is a simple one: Instead of throwing a whole bunch of assorted products at young people when they come to shop, why not give them a selection of products that are designed to stimulate their thinking; develop the mind and body correctly; spark learning; and develop good strong family values and strong positive study habits in them including better eating habits.

What we would like to sell to our young people is music and videos with positive messages and positive images; Tee-Shirts that are developed to make people think of positive things and that are designed, drawn, written and developed by the young people themselves; food snacks and drinks that are healthy and exclude white flour, potato chips, soda and too much sugar, salt and fat; greeting cards with inspirational and funny sayings in them that are written and designed by the youths themselves that reflect strong positive political and cultural values; and plenty of books that reflect the same values and also describe and create roads to self-awareness, self-reliance, honor, holistic thinking, sharing progressive ideas, interacting positively with elders, other young people and other members of the community with respect, decency and humanity, and teach our history, languages and culture in a positive and upbeat Way.

 

                                   Executive Summary

 

We have registered our company name ``The Knowledge Hut'' Stores with Go.Daddy Network. Eventually we want to be an LLC.  We are planning to copyright our idea within the next few days.  We have done some test marketing through our Parent company--BTGandA.Com--and we are operating a mail order firm right now.  We are low on funds to develop our Tee-Shirts and buy other products right now.  Our Mission is to instill positive values in young people by helping them choose more politically conscious and ethical products.

Our company came about when our founder recognized a need to curtail the negative impact some of the more lured rap music and rap videos were having on American inner city and suburban youth. We will be selling Tee-Shirts, greeting cards, books and posters chosen by our staff to reflect and promote better values in youth. Those values include: doing homework; not bullying; having respect for parents and elders; avoiding teen pregnancy and STD's; and staying out of trouble with the law. We also hope to have outreach information in our stores from the youth service network, churches and Non-profit organizations that work on youth issues such as staying in school, attending college or university and starting youth-run businesses.

Our target market is youth and young adults, ages 12 through 27 and their parents, grandparents and guardians. Market trends show that church-going parents are looking for products to purchase that will enhance and support family and church values, and there is an obvious need to increase business knowledge and political awareness among young people.  We have circulated a petition and generated 30 signatures from people who support the concept of ``The Knowledge Hut'' stores and the community seems ready for the positive change.  Few stores of any size are offering only products that encourage better values in young customers so competition at this point is null.

I think we can compete successfully, especially if we can get on Board with Macy's because they have hundreds of stores Nationwide. {We have written letters of intent to possible investors about actually having our stores within Macy's network}.  While we have not actually officially approached Macy's as yet, we think their up-beat, youth oriented specialty shops would be perfect for our stores and well suited for our idea.  We have written General Mills about carrying their Nature valley Granola Bars.  {We do not want to sell potato chips, sodas and Twinkies which hamper young people's energy level by providing too many empty calories and too much sugar}. There could be barriers if someone beats us to the punch and gets investors or gets a major similar contract before we do.

Our concept designer has sound business experience, having  worked at Macy's, Sears, Gimbals and Staples as a cashier; and having test marketed some products that will be sold at The Knowledge Hut at our Parent company--Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, INc....  Brother Gibson has also taken some business courses at Temple University and with the Money School in Wilmington and New Castle, Delaware.  We did the test marketing from April 2006 to September 2007.  Our key manager will be our concept designer, Brother Tracy Gibson, until we can get funding and hire additional staff.

We want to have 15 locations and about 300 employees.  We also want to manufacture our own products in the United States and provide shipping and handling at a reasonable cost.  At the same time, however, we want to pay all employees good wages and have suitable benefits available for employees, as we can afford.  According to reliable Internet sources most book stores reach about $ 3 Million Dollars in annual sales for each store.  Since we will sell other products besides books, we project about $5 Million a year in sales for each store.  The total income from all 15 stores would be $60,000,000 {Sixty Million Dollars a year.}

We are seeking $15 Million Dollars in startup funds through about five investors.  The funds will be used to buy, modernize and refurbish existing property and hire staff.  Investors will get their funds back.

 

     Business Budget for Three Months:

My Salary: for Three Months is: $24,999.00 *

Staff and Staff Development {Includes use of a consultant for initial personnel development, All figures are for three months}: $50,000.00 *

Office Supplies: $2,100.00  *

Office Furniture: $5,500.00  *

Computers: $18,000.00  *

Rent for One Year: $10,500.00  *

Rental use of vehicles plus car fair: $4,500.00   *

Capitalization and Renovation of Building to be purchased and / or rented: $25,000.00   *

Legal fees: $5,000.00 *

Merchandise and inventory to be bought wholesale to be modified or improved on: $50,000.00   *

Purchase and Modernization of Property to be used for the Factory in North Philadelphia: $375,000.00   * Postage for Three Months: $2,500.00   *

Internet and Web Page Development: $5,000.00   *

Phone and Utility Bills: $2,727.00   *

Phone Installation: $400.00   *

Community Outreach, Promotions and Advertising: $7,500.00   *

Additional Communications, Accounting and Consultants:  $2,250.00   *

Other Legal Fees, Licenses, Contracts and Consultants:  $7,500.00   *

Other Costs and Consultants: $1,500.00   *

Security:  $19,200.00   *

Health Insurance for Four Employees {Including Myself} for Three Months: $48,000.00   *

Total Expenses for Three Months:  $666,676.00   *

* All figures with Asterisks have been added into the total...

Still Being Edited for the next two weeks.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Restaurant needed for the People ALL PEOPLE!!!


 

New Restaurant Idea for the Disenfranchised and Homeless of Philadelphia, and the REST of us.....

 

 

Anonymous...

It is an idea whose time has come. It was done, I believe, in other cities like Baltimore, and it has been successful. I'm talking about a full-service restaurant with all the bells and whistles and all the greatest food--disregarding pork and beef because they are dangerous to human health--a full-service restaurant that will provide food for disenfranchised and Poor People  at a cost of whatever they can afford—including a nickel or a dime or a penny if that is all they have, or even nothing. If they want to volunteer sometime in the kitchen they can be trained to do so, if they have such abilities or potential abilities. They should NOT be excluded from having a meal if they have no such stability and talents.

My vision, and I have written about this several times before, is to have good, wholesome, inexpensive food that feeds into our tendency to be healthy available for human consumption available to the masses regardless of their ability to pay. Food that can give the human body strength, stamina, an ability to do for themselves--as the Black Muslims say--and feed into the human brain and the human mind in a Way that will help all those attending move into a New Day and look at their New Day with a Positive Spirit and a positive attitude that we as Black People and the left out can achieve anything we want to if we set our minds to it and are willing to work.   This Homeless Restaurant can be called the Wooden Fork, or whatever the People decide it should be called. Other restaurants in the City of Philadelphia can feed into this main large restaurant, that will have modern cooking facilities, an earthly, ego-friendly environment with plenty of fresh and healthy plants and a nice garden.   

I'm talking about fresh organic fruits and fresh organic vegetables, fresh farm-raised chicken and fresh fish that is cooked to perfection--tasty, well-spiced, and scrumptious. We are bringing together the different aspects of the Progressive forces and progressive restaurants in Philadelphia to make this a reality for the entire city. We will be under-written by people who have a little more money and an ability to pay, paying a little more for their meal than the rest of us, who might not be able to pay at all. We will also be getting grants and money from other generous private sources such as The Ford Foundation; The Paul Newman Foundation; The Paul Wellstone Foundation; The Robert F. Kennedy Foundation; The Enough Project; The Russell Simmons Foundation; Colin Powell's  His Wife's Foundation; The Danny Glover Foundation; The Michael Jordan Foundation; The Tyler Perry Foundation; The Will Smith and Jada Pinket-Smith Foundation; Charles Barkley's Foundation; Oprah Winfrey's Foundation; Oprah Angel's Network; Several Black Banks; and The Black Millionaire's Network. These organizations will be contacted to enlist their on-going support. We will also contact people in public office to ask if they can refer us to people with funds and money to make this a reality and not just a dream in a few People's minds.

Why are we doing this? First of all, we have to admit that it is NOT a new concept. Most of us Ole Heads remember the gracious and generous Father Devine and His wife and His places to eat--and Hotels--that provided a delicious dinner for 25 cents back in the early 1960's. He was a Black religious leader who cared about people who didn't have much, which isn't very popular right now. We now, on July 26th, 2014, Saturday, live in a world and a city that is full of citizens who are focused on their own issues and their own finances even as the world economy continues to recover. We should always have room in our hearts for others, because one day, we may need someone else to have room in their heart for us.

Another reason we are doing this is because disenfranchised people and even Black people of means are treated like the last post on the totem pole--not given respect, honor, or the slightest of kindnesses when the Bible tells us we as Christians should be treating all People with much kindness. We read all the deep religious books, but don't really take their messages to heart. If we read what Jesus said, there would be no Way we could treat each other with such disgrace, and disrespect. But we do it all the time. We must NOT do that any longer.  I am constantly amazed at How I as a Black man can walk down the street and openly speak and say hello to White men and White women and they won't have a word to say. Now, if you look at it politically, they have their economic foot on our necks as Black people--because they own a large percentage of the stores, the hotels, the factories, the chemical facilities, and other means of production and then they can't even speak and say hello while we as Black People are left out of the advancement process and not given the jobs and ownership of businesses and access to Capital we need and must have to stabilize our community and raise our children properly? This is an outrage and must be turned around.  Not only not speaking to People but not sharing. We have to find an end to foreclosure and bankruptcy and eviction, crime, greed, inhumanity and so forth. Something is very wrong with this picture, but it can be changed. . . I don't have to go back 230 years and talk about slavery, I don't have to talk about the racism and hatred of Jim Crow in the ole South or How many Black people were killed during the Civil Rights era, I can look at what is happening right now. The continued discrimination. The continuing inability to achieve in schools that have curriculums that are irrelevant to us as Black People. The continuing inability of our Black community to fess up to our addictions and begin a willing healing process. The continuing inability of so many Black leaders to lead in the correct and positive directions that truly lead to achievement, accomplishment, honor, dignity, Grace, our youth's Grace and Honor, and our ability to make the money we need to sustain ourselves. Yes, I'm talking about Cold Hard Cash people. But I'm also talking taking proper responsibility for ourselves and our actions.

Just today I went to the grocery store and was totally embarrassed at the checkout line when instead of a full cart of groceries I had to buy instead, laundry detergent and some magnesium pills that help build strong bones and teeth. I had planned to make a Big Pot of chili for myself--full of string beans, red beans, black beans, onions, squash, scullions, tomato sauce, low sodium vegetable broth, garlic, spices like curry powder, cumin, and tamarack--that would have lasted the whole week. But now I guess I'll be forced to go back to the Church Missions for meals again after next week because there just isn't any money to buy the proper food I need. After having to pay my bank--PNC Bank-- $700.00 in bank fees, how could there be enough money to live off of? If you think I'm not sick of it--with having such fine-tuned, great writing skills and a host of other skills and yet I can't--at 57--find a job--even though I apply for them each and every week and have years of experience in the writing profession--yes I'm tired of the whole situation. Still I go on, and I don't want to digress. This is part of the whole reason for the restaurant--to treat people who have had it up to here concerning systemic and on-going unemployment , foreclosure and other hardships with some LOVe, respect, Honor and decency--not cast them aside like yesterday's ole worn out shoes.

So now you see why I do my work and advocate for the disenfranchised and Homeless of ALL races--especially Black People, and will continue to do so. This letter will have to sit here for a few days and I will have to take some of the heat out of it, but not the steam. I ask you for help in directly communicating to Black Sisters and Brothers who can help this restaurant become a reality.

This restaurant will also borrow from a few other restaurants in Philadelphia to take food that is not moldy or going bad, but food that is fresh, but left over. I want to make it a city-wide project that brings about a whole new Way of treating disenfranchised people and realizing: ``there but for the Grace of GOD go I.''

Dear Pope Francis: An Open Letter

July 30th, 2014 Wednesday


His Holiness, Pope Francis PP.
00120 Via del Pellegrino
Citta del Vaticano


Dear Pope Francis:

I hope and Pray you are well and that things are going well for you.  I have been working very hard at making my little part of the world right here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States of North America, a little better place for those who live here. Some of my work even goes beyond our borders as a city, state and nation. I know you are working to help others also. I think sometimes I shake things up too much and ask for too much, but I have an idea that Progressive-thinking People like myself who are also politically active need to be working hard and engaged to make things better as soon as possible.  It is important. That doesn't mean we don't have to explain what we do and make it all make sense and dollars and cents as well. I wrote you a few years ago and asked for a lot of money so I could implement my plan, with the help of many others, to improve the world by cleaning the air and the water and supporting environmental groups that are doing this important work; by bringing out justice, freedom and equality at every corner of the City of Philadelphia as much as I can; and by fighting for the underprivileged as much as I can. I am especially interested in helping Black People and Black youth make a difference in their lives. I want to help make Philadelphia the Education City; I want us to have a full-service restaurant for the Homeless and poor where they would only have to pay a nickel or a dime and get the best, healthiest food in town [we will be supported by regular-paying customers, grants and financial supports from those who want to give large sums of money and we will be properly regulated and fully financially responsible]. I would also like to create a national agenda that includes a $250.00 monthly grant for people to spend on going to and supporting artistic events such as good movies, theater, museums, dance, musical concerts and such [this would obviously be of great cultural value to our United States Citizens and help the Arts community.]. I also advocate and lobby for putting a Black woman on the Supreme Court; a 10-year-term limit on Supreme Court appointments; and the first woman in the leadership chair of the Oval Office. I have a wide variety of things I want to do and I have some People in mind to help--not just my friends mind you, but People with political and financial connections who can authentically help in a number of Ways.  I was told to write you, to be reasonable, and to keep the pressure on, but always remind People that I'm doing all this in a Peaceful and Loving manner and that I am a Peaceful and Loving Man. I am about using legal means to reach the goals I have mentioned here and a lot more.  What I need is $75,000.00 every six months to really have the positive impact I want to see happen soon and very soon. Our youth really need these positive changes if we are to have a world to leave them in the near future and far off future.  I'm sure I can do well with this.  Meanwhile I'm paying back any loans I have from personal friends, except where People have asked me not to pay them back. And I'm being more responsible about the habits of spending money, being fair to People and trying to deal in a positive Way with my own dislikes of People if they are racially based, religiously based or ethically based.  I work at being the best Honest Person I can be. Sometimes I fall short, but mostly I'm able to, with the healing and leading hands of GOD, to do my best and triumph!!  I have always LOVed to help People, but I have noticed that I don't accept help from People too easily.  I am improving on this and have more of an open mind on this than I did even three weeks ago. Looking at the Crisis in the Middle East and the problems with poverty and graft in Europe, East India, China and Africa, we don't have time to waste.  Action is needed now. I hope you can help.  I LOVe what I do right now, but it is only considered a ``hobby'' by the Federal Government in the United States because I haven't made it to the point where, again, I have a payroll and employees. I did once before.  I Pray you can help me.  If you have any questions please call me at: 1 (215) 921-2065 or e-mail me at: blockboi75atyahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you as soon as you can help.

God Bless You,



Brother Tracy Gibson
Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Pa 19101-2878


blockboi75atyahoo.com


1 (215) 921- 2065


Disabled Worker -- Businessman -- Writer -- Philanthropist




    

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

International African Kings.....

International African Kings

Mission Very Probable Statement

We are starting an organization of International African Kings to help with the positive growth and positive development of Black men and Black youth ages 19 through 91.  We will be teaching African Culture; African dignity rites [including critical thinking] ; African languages; African music; African Martial Arts; African Dance; African Technologies; African History and so forth.  You will be able to get involved for free, but you will need to volunteer time for your efforts. When we get fully funded--which we expect to happen any day now--your volunteer work will turn into a good job with pay and benefits. Eventually we will travel to Africa and have African speakers come to our meeting place.  We do not discriminate against men because of their age, but our programs are intended for the positive growth and positive development of African, Caribbean and African American young men to help them avoid negativity and become the best Africans they can be Please call Brother Tracy Gibson for more information at (215) 921-2065.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

the hoggies that ate the heaven out of our city.....

 In  a supermarket / restaurant today [2-25-2014] and there was a woman near me eating who was as big as a cathedral. She was ``normal'' but seriously over weight. I quickly realized, having an over-eating problem myself, that she had a mental problem. It is a mental problem unlike child sexual abuse, rape or murder, that we have comfortably come to accept in this age of the ham hoggie with extra mayonnaise and cheese and the double-stuffed meat burgers and double-stuffed orieo's. We can go to almost any burger shop and ask for a Triple-Decker cheese burger with beacon and no one bats an eye. Such comfortable self-abuse is costing the North American Health Care system and the Health Care Providers-- and those of us lucky enough to have some form of health care--literally thousands of dollars in extra testing, care and treatment for heart disease, diabeties, high-blood pressure, stroke, heart attacks and other obesity-related costs. We must take the advice of people like Doctor Ian Smith and Doctor OZ [include their books here] and work 1/2 hour of exercise into our daily routine with each passing day. I guess, in our so-called Free democracy a requirement of less fat in sandwiches and wheat breads and less fattening cheese, less fattening bacon like turkey bacon and turkey burger patties or Veggie Pattie burgers--we can't make such things a requirement in our so-called free and open society [unless we can prove through the court system that such fattening items are a real threat to society]--but certainly we can demand that MacDonald's give us such options and choices if we are sane people and want to have some decency and honor about ourselves and honor our holy Temple--The Human BOdy each of us was given...

The cost of eating so much meat in our culture and our society like the huge Black lady I saw recently at 40th and Walnut Street stuffing a hoggie down her face--I wondered if the hoggie was eating her or was she eating the hoggie--this overeating also has costs in terms of our environment. It cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars more per year to produce cows, chickens--if that is what they really are, and this is questionable--poultry and goats than it does to produce tofu, wheat gluten, seatan, tempet, vegetables, and fruits.

Where do our food producers, with an ever-increasing inability to feed our growing world, think three meals with so much meat-- snacks, lunch, another snack, for example--where is all the water going to come from to feed and raise the bairly-live stock to produce such amounts of meat going to come from? It takes gallons and gallons less water to produce a 100 LB's of fruit or vegetables or tofu than it does 100 LB's of fried chicken, baked chicken, or even baked fish like the very popular and omega 3-filled Salmon many Black Families dine on [which is really good and great for us. It takes gallons and gallons less water--a vitally important limited resource, especially in parched, dry areas like Israel and California--to produce tofu than it does to produce goat meat or lamb meat. It takes hundreds less gallons of water and shorter gestation and farm-to-table periods to produce fresh vegetable and fruits like peaches, blueberries, varieties of lettus [such as arugula and radicchio], blackberries, star fruit, eggplant, onions, broccoli, oranges, bananas, mint, new potatoes [the purple or red variety--which are a bit better for you], yams, sweet potatoes, and pineapples than it does to produce the meats I mentioned earlier in this article.

Water is a valuable resource that we totally take for granted. We use it from sun up to sun down. When we shave in the morning and brush our teeth and flush the bath in the morning to when we take a needed shower at night with plenty of wonderful olive soap or mango soap from the Black soap company and BLack Shampoo from 2nd Chance Thrift Shop at 45th and Locust Street and the Afro Centric Shop at 221 South 52nd Street in West Philadelphia at 52nd and Locust across from the Historic BushFire Theater. We take the water we are using for a shower for granted, but we are lucky to have water seemingly all over the place in the United States of Native America. It is in the supermarkets--fresh and inexpensive--and clean and drinkable our of the spicket and right there for a shower--one of which I took today....

Some European counties and the Western most part of our country have to take this information into consideration as we use water in London, Los Angeles and Sacramento. That GOD gave us water and He can take it away if we don't come to terms with the facts in this article and many others that talk even more critically about wasting water and not taking it for granted. We can't afford to walk through life unaware of what we do with every precious drop of water and every precious bit of good food--that is if we have gotten wise to eating good foot at this point. We must wake up to what realities really are and read books like ...

The Suggested book: ``Cooking Light: Way to Cook Vegetarian: The Complete Visual Guide to Meatless Cookiing'' From Time Home Entertainment, was a resource for producing this article ans has been helpful in my adding more fruits and vegetables to my own personal diet.

This article is not yet finished and will require editing. It is written after having read a recipe or two from the ``Vegetarian Times'' magazine, which I subscribe to and strongly suggest to readers.

Finances for Black Activists.....

Part of my plan is to start a multi layered foundation specifically for Black people which has rotating and diverse leadership from within the Black community. It will be depended on to fill our needs, specifically the needs of the most desperate and needy from within our community. It will generate its' own money through the sale of products, goods and services and be self-perpetuating and self sufficient..... It will be crucial to have people working for this foundation who are totally above board, honest and trust-worthy. I think, as an activist, another component and duty of this foundation will be to find our progressive community activists and inventors who are at the forefront of helping others in our community, but often go with with little or no support or recognition..... These people must be supported in an on-going fashion for us to continue our positive work at helping others. These investments in our people will generate greatly needed Capital for the foundation itself as these folks who are getting the support become financially able and stable enough, and are able to give back to the very foundation which supported them in their time of need. Such a foundation needs the financial and active support from the Black Celebrity Community to get off the ground and to generate the public support it will need in the future. Brother Tracy Gibson

no more heads in the ...


Mental Health—No More Heads in the Sand…..

By Anonymous

I have been hospitalized for depression, nervous upsets and bipolar illness about seven (7) times. Each hospitalization was a journey to another place in my development as a human being. It still isn’t easy to talk about after ten years of NOT being hospitalized…

One thing is for sure, I know I’m not alone. I know there are millions of Americans and thousands upon thousands of Black Americans who have a mental illness. It is funny, or not so funny, how other people don’t understand mental illness. They see you and think you can work at a regular job. Certain jobs for sure. They are correct, now, after healing. Still, they don’t know the pain and anguish that goes with being hospitalized and having to take medicine and go to therapy for over 30 years. It all grates on the soul and takes a toll on the spirit, but it also saves the spirit and leads to a path of renewal and survival. There are many, many rewards for taking your head out of the sand and dealing with your issues as a person with some seemingly insurmountable problems that only a therapist can help you work through. There are a lot of people in the world who say to themselves each and every day ``I’m OK, I don’t need a psychiatrist!!’’ Well let me tell you EVERYBODY on the planet can benefit from therapy and many millions of people NEED to be in therapy on a regular basis.

Don’t let someone else’s ideas about a ``stigma’’ stop you from getting the help you need. It seems like only about a month ago that my sister sat with me at a hospital reception area (in West Philadelphia) and tried to convince me for about an hour to sign myself in for that first time evaluative stay. I would have none of it. I wasn’t cooperating because I had bought into the significant and lasting ``stigma’’ that is buried in each American’s head about therapy and getting psychiatric help. Lucky for me my Brother-in-law is a doctor and had just met a Black psychiatrist on a plane ride who ended up being my first psychiatrist. He was a Black psychiatrist who I would be seeing once a week for quite some time and then once every other week. (He ended up being my psychiatrist for about 10 years and he helped me through some of the toughest days of my adult life)…. He diagnosed me with bipolar illness after the first two months. It was hard because he knew about the depression, but it wasn’t until I went off the deep end with laughter that he saw the manifestation of the Manic or (UP) side of the equation. After that he knew about both sides of the coin—the too up side and the too down side.

It took years of crying /  agony in therapy to work through what I felt was my emotional mistreatment and emotional abuse as a child to come to grips with the fact that my parents did the best they could do and that I had had a very happy and fairly stable childhood for a Black child growing up with the American inner city experience under His or Her belt…. What was really the problem was a chemical imbalance that could, thank GOD, be treated with medication and therapy. I have met people in hospital stays who could NOT be helped with medication. I remember having a very sobering feeling at meeting a White gentleman who was like that. I remember feeling like the luckiest person in the world just because there was medicine to treat what was wrong with me—even though it made me gain weight and have some other fairly minor side effects. I can’t begin to tell you how bad I felt for the White gentleman who was losing hope fast because His medicine didn’t seem to be working…

How did it all happen? I remember the long train ride from New York to Philadelphia. My mind was on fire. Burning up with what I would discover in about six months from that point, was bipolar illness. I had lost it all in New York. One day I went to work at my job at TV Guide Magazine and I just couldn’t cope. I couldn’t sit still. I was antsy all day and my Boss, well he knew something was wrong. I took off in the afternoon… I don’t even remember if I ate lunch or not. I left work and walked to Harlem from Midtown Manhattan. I WALKED to 135th street to see my sister. I walked all the way to Her apartment building, or what I thought was Her apartment building. I went upstairs and knocked on Her door. Things looked strange. There was a lady I talked with as I walked through Harlem who I said would have been ``my wife’’. I said this to her, a complete stranger… She looked at me and saw the fire in my eyes and moved away quickly. I knocked on my sister’s door, but I had the wrong door. I knocked on another door and it was still not right. I was in the WRONG BUILDING… My mind and my head were almost literally spinning with the heat of depression, anger and the impending mental illness I would struggle with for a generation. I walked back to midtown Manhattan and made it somehow to my small railroad apartment near the Better Days Night spot. I had my roommate, a White man from West Virginia, call my sister and my brother-in-law. I was reeling with instability, anger and depression. It seemed to take them only minutes to get there, but it was more like an hour. I believe they had already been alerted by my boss that something was dreadfully wrong with me that day at work.

Then there was the frantic train ride to Philadelphia that night. My Mother and my Sister took me to Philadelphia with just the clothing on my back. It must have been the next day. Again I am not sure. We stopped along the way, as the local trains do. I tried to get off the damned train!! Didn’t I realize what that did to these two women who had seen me through all my life until now? They were frightened to death at having this 6’ 4’’ Black man trying to leave them when he was in such a state. Somehow they convinced me to sit down and take it easy until we got back to Philly. I must have been talking some gibberish and laughing a bit also. They must have been wondering what in God’s name had gotten into me. What was wrong with me…?

I stayed overnight at my Mother’s house on 49th street in Philly. It was a totally restless night. My sister slept in the bed with me because my Mom and sister were both very afraid I would go off again somewhere. I had terrible dreams. I was up and out of the bed and to the bathroom and frightened out of my mind all night... I was not on medicine yet and had NEVER seen a therapist at that point except one family therapy session with the entire family. I was going mad. Through a process of what seemed like osmosis I had an orgasm, fully dressed and without ANY sexual closeness or manipulation from anyone including myself. Now that was really crazy!! I was almost possessed with some spirit or GOD or Voodoo or some African villager I had never met. What the Hell was going on with me? Only GOD knew! Maybe it was the Devil or something worse. It seemed worse than anything I had ever experienced in my 24 years of life up until that point or really ever since then. I am now 57 and it was the most fearsome & frightening experience I have ever had.

My sister got me to The Hospital (Now Mercy Hospital) in West Philly. Naturally, being totally out of my mind, I didn’t want to sign myself in. My sister, GOD bless Her, She sat there and argued and cajoled with me for an hour or two begging me to get the help I needed. I finally signed the papers. She took the time and had the GOD-like patience to see that this was best for me… She did not 302 me or try to sign me in without my permission. My mind continued to race faster than Malcolm X could spit out his words of fire in the 1960’s. I saw some workmen across the street as they fixed the roof on a building. I thought of my Father because he was always fixing buildings and climbing ladders and walking on roofs as a landlord in West Philly…. I wondered where Dad was. I didn’t know. Maybe he just didn’t understand this aspect about his son either. I know that He cared deeply about me, but that He didn’t really know what to do to show that He cared or how to show that caring side of Himself… The workmen’s work was not unlike the way Dad and I had probably done a few times before I moved to New York or when I was younger. They gave me some Cogentin and some other medication called Haldol. I would be taking such medicine for the rest of my life up until right now, this very second, anti-depressants are in my system. [Not the same ones, mind you.]

The Hospital ambulance took me from THE HOSPITAL to another facility that dealt solely with mental illness. The word stung me as bad as the disease did. You are now mentally ill. You will never amount to anything. You will be helpless as a jellyfish on a hot stove. You ain’t shit Nigger!! Go to HELL. The voices were not only in my head, but in my thinking as well. We made it to Fairmount Institute and my life began a long journey towards healing and of processing what had happened. I was in group sessions and individual therapy where I talked about my hatreds and my passions and my fears and my paranoid feelings and I took medicine and I grew stronger mentally every day... I also read some books and made some new friends and did some drawings. This all helped cool down and slow down my thinking. In three months I would start a job at TV Guide Magazine in Radnor, Pennsylvania... That was the beginning of another journey—one filled with potholes, hills and valleys, rewards, oddities, friends, strange kooky people, and various friendly and not so friendly relations with people of every ethnic stripe. I was thankful to GOD  & my family that at least another segment of my life would begin. GOD had other plans for me and other work that would take me into the future. I thought I was going to die, but I didn’t. I had made it through a vortex, a healing pattern, on the road to recovery--but there was more to come.

Monday, July 21, 2014

job

May 29th 2014, Thursday.. Re-Edited on July 28th, 2014, Monday

From Mr. Tracy Gibson
213 South 49th Street, Apartment # A1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139
Disabled Worker - Businessman
BrotherTracy11@GMail.Com
1 (215) 921-2065

To: The Mayor Of Philadelphia
Mayor Michael Nutter
Room 215, City Hall
Broad & Market Str
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107

Dear Respected Mayor:

Good Morning!! I am interested in finding out how to go about honestly getting consulting contracts with the City of Philadelphia without ``asking for political favors'' or ``pulling strings that pull back.''  The businesses I hold including:  The Black Millionaire's Network--a subsidiary of my parent company dedicated to building a network across our Nation that will teach better personal business habits, better Ways to effectively handle, save and spend money, and ways to turn cash into property ownership, and also suggest a reading list along with other components leading towards successfully SPENDING MONEY IN A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MANNER.... Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc. [BTGAndA] is the parent company dedicated to working in research, education, business development, Public Relations and philanthropy. BTGAndA has the mission of stabilizing Black males, Black children and entire Black families. I am also working to build a non-profit I call The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. I have written the city before about this important matter, but haven't gotten a concrete answer that I was able to follow up on as yet. My business is interested in doing research, education, advocacy, public relations & philanthropic work with & for the City of Philadelphia.

I have been a Philadelphia resident most of my 57 years. I am a Black Gay man who LOVes People--ALL types of people.... I am a disabled worker [bipolar with schizophrenic features] but have been doing quite well emotionally for the last 13 years. I have NOT had to be hospitalized for mental illness since that time.  I have been constructing a multinational corporation for the last 12 years, but we are still not financially solvent as far as I know. I have great ambitions of hiring plenty of workers from divergent backgrounds, especially Black People, here in the Philadelphia area.  I give a special designation towards Black People because we all know of the disenfranchisement this particular group of People have suffered from. Black People have been left out of the city unions, middle level executive jobs and the top jobs for decades and have been losing property at a very real pace.  But this picture can change over time with help from a Progressive City Government, working People, middle-income People, our religious, civic and community leaders and local People of great wealth who want to see real justice and real sharing take place in Philadelphia. My feeling is that all boats must be lifted and that no one should have to suffer economically. I feel Philadelphia is in a prime position and in a prime space in time for a more progressive future to begin right in our lifetimes—right NOW!! I have said we should consider ourselves the Education City because New York is the finance City and Washington is the Center of Government.  We need an identity. A strong, positive identity!!  [I have written you about this before.] Such work--advocacy, research & education--is part of what I dedicate my life to. I work about 10 hours a day and I mean business.  But not just business for the rich and wealthy, but I mean and work towards inclusion for everybody. Prosperity for everybody. And decency for everybody.  This can happen over time and with little fanfare and disruption if more cooperation takes place and if more people listen to each other instead of just judge each other, grow impatient and continue to be left out of the winner's circle...  IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO QUALIFIED LEADERS, BUT ALWAYS HAVE A QUESTIONING MIND!! My Beloved Parents--Mr. Charles Saint Clair Gibson and Mrs. Jessie Mae Gibson (both deceased) taught me that we should be fair to everyone and seek justice, inclusion and fairness for everyone. This is why I have started a corporation called Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc. and one of the Subsidiaries, The Black Millionaire’s Network.  The Parent company, Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc., is a growing for-profit concern that does Public Relations, Education,  Advertising, Community Advocacy, Philanthropy & Research.  Some of the things we have achieved over the last few years include: starting a process to work towards and advocate towards more Black youth and Black People effectively getting in the construction trade and housing redevelopment work. As Black People, we have been blocked out of housing boom after housing boom. Some of us are ``allowed'' to buy property, but many of us end up losing our property to foreclosure [as I did]  or never profiting the way we should or the way that has been promised to us by so many ``housing hucksters and housing experts''. I have written the First Lady about how to ethically buy property and expand our property base as Black neighborhood people and Black indigenous People and expand on business ownership without causing gentrification and all the problems that start when that hideous process takes place... I have advocated for a Black Construction worker's, Black Trades men's, Black Trades women's and Black Contractor's Union to be formulated & organized to help us effectively work towards getting more  contracting work throughout the City of Philadelphia. This will especially help younger workers coming into the Construction business who are eager to learn and want to make a good wage.  I have also Helped successfully advocate for the Kimmel Center to hold free concerts for the public [They had at least three free Jazz concerts just two months ago [April, 2014]; and I have taken a position for an elected School Board in Philadelphia [I’ll be calling Jannie Blackwell, my city Council Representative, about this issue very soon. If I am not mistaken, she has advocated for an elected School Board here.]. I have also worked on getting the Barns Foundation to establish better, more honest relations with the Black Community [The Barns Foundation was broadly criticized for the way they took over much of their art collection which, I believe, was left in Black hands at a major Black educational institution before the controversy started that ended up in the Barns Foundation getting control of the valuable art work they now display at 23rd and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as their own.]. I have written the Queen of England and several celebrities through my blog to coax the City of Philadelphia [and The Royal Family of England] to hold a major charitable concert here in honor of The Royal Family and the many charities they will be helping raise money for, including OxFam America and The United Negro College Fund. The money would be used to stem some of the long-term problems that plague many African countries as well as for local charitable organizations.  [I was trained by a major Fund Raising expert who held a day-long seminar at the Philadelphia Foundation in the 1990's]. I have also worked to get the State of Israel and some of the major Arab countries to sit down and not only talk through the same old channels, but listen to ``other voices’’ and more Grass-Roots interests, some of which were  formerly blocked out of the discussion such as Black People from the Grass-Roots, Progressive Jewish People, legitimate Palestinian groups and Progressive Jewish Peace Activists from Israel .  The organization I have formulated to work on this issue—The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, exists only in theory and on paper, but I have or will have written both Black, Arab and Jewish groups to let them know there are other voices that need to be heard on this seemingly complex matter.  The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East is perceived to be a voice for those left out of the discussion such as youth and young people, Native Americans, East Indians, indigenous Africans, and other ethnic groups--not just Black People, Jewish People and Arab People--as well as the disabled & Gay and Lesbian groups. It will take on wings, as soon as I’m able to get proper funding for this important and vital work.  I perceive this particular organization to be a non-profit organization and I don’t want it to have one voice or one point of view. I want all sides to be heard equally.  I personally think there are too many people from the Academy, heavy thinkers, writers, news people, established news media corporations and established media personalities, politicians and career diplomats taking on far too much weight & water in trying to make positive changes for the better in the Middle East region.  There is a definite need for other voices of different groups to bring clarity and decency to an issue that has been muddled over the years with too much undue influence from traditional sources of money and power.  With the world consistently on the brink, as it were, because of what goes on in this region, we need to take our work here very seriously. The need for funding here is real and at hand, as are the great & positive possibilities of what we will achieve.  I have also worked on prisoner-rights issues and advocated for condom use in the prison system to stem much of the rise in HIV &  AIDS in the Black and Latin community. I have also advocated for a system where those incarcerated are allowed more rights, library and food privileges, and freedoms as they exhibit good behavior and cooperate in their own defense while not causing undue difficulties & disruptions especially while incarcerated. While in the prison system, or while on parole or during other parts of the ``prison pipeline'' phenomena, many young Black men, are caught up in not getting the chances and opportunities they need to move forward.  Good or excellent behavior should be judged adequately and people--regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race, skin color, etc., should be rewarded for their efforts to help others and to not cause undue disruptions while in the ``prison pipeline''.. This need to behave well and be rewarded needs to ring true even while those incarcerated are standing up for their rights as human beings.  There are a host of other issues I have worked on, researched and advocated for over the years including most recently, working for fair treatment and decency for homeless people, the poor and people who HAVE TO eat at Church missions. The rights of Black Gays and Lesbians have also been a priority for me as I attend a Gay friendly mostly Black church called Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia, and advocate for their getting a new building and meeting space.  I have also worked against racism, WhITe Supremacy and the concentration of power among the wealthy. This is why, in my latest Newsletter --Truth Be Told--I advocated for a qualified Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court [no Black woman has ever been given such an honor before in the history of the United States.]. I have also come out for 10-year-term-limits on Supreme Court Justices and will research and educate the public on this important issue as soon as I find out how such a behemoth process takes place successfully.    
I was educated at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where I received a BS Degree in Public Relations with a Black Studies minor in August of 1978. I have studied finance recently at the Wharton School's free education program for the community where I received two certificates within the last year. While living in New Castle, Delaware--for about five years--I took seminars at the Money School while I worked on a 636-page manuscript dedicated towards building better values for Black youth and giving them guidance, encouragement, and direction.  I have also taken a class at the Temple Small Business Development Center and most recently a class in Social Media Marketing at the University of the Arts [May 17, 2014] on Broad Street... I hope you will contact me when and if you find me qualified to be a consultant for the City of Philadelphia.


Peace and Blessings,

Brother Tracy Gibson; Disabled Worker; Future Philanthropist; Businessman.

An Open Letter to Tyler Perry's Foundation and New Lion Pictures...

Dateline: July 21, 2014 Monday

RE: A friendly message to request financial assistance in broadening the client base for our corporate interests and further professionalizing our companies.

From: Tracy Charels Gibson:

Disabled Worker; Businessman; Philanthropist.

Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Pa 19101-2878

(215) 921- 2065

BlockBoi75@Yahoo.Com

Hello!! I am Brother Tracy Gibson. I want ti help build progressive alternative green, People-friendly industry. I', tired of fighting the Koke Brothers. Let's build something better like Black People & Progressive People of every race always have. I want to build bridges, open roads and forge ahead in creating better relationships with area associations, businesses, and non-profits as well as Black sororities and Black fraternities mostly located n the Philadelphia area, but in other areas as well.  I have been an advocate for the Black community locally in Philadelphia for over 35 years. I was a landlord in West Philadelphia for 25 yers; I have worked at stores including Macy's in New York; Gimbles in Philadelphia; Seares at 63rd and Market Str; and Staples in the Philadelphia vicinity. I worked at the Philadelphia Tribune and TV Guide magazne locally [also at  TV Guide in New York].\; and I am now running my own business. My corporation is dedicated to our Black youth--males and females, but especially males--and helping them become more respectable, thriving, LOVing and decent human beings and being a valued asset to our Black communities locally in Philadelphia rather than a detriment to our Black community. Currently: I want to see


the rest of this letter will be put here  over the next three days.


Post Script: I want to mention the need for more traditional Black and innovative Black art work being in the background of film and movies and for such great artists as my sister actually being the subject of movie scripts and full productions. The work of District of Columbia Artist MRs. Claudia  Aziza Gibson Hunter is both sublime and bold and challenges us as Black thnkers to take a new look at changing the corruption, inequlity, ineptness, unfairness and greed inherent in the real art world by just supporting Her work and Her as an artist.  Sometimes we think too much about what others think about us instead of really asking the question ``Is what I'm doing with my life really GOD-centered, decent, fair, loving, relivant, and kind?'' I ask these questions of myself all the time.  If you are interested in finding out more about Sister Aziza's art work and Her brilliant career as a mother and wife and child of GOD first, call Her for more information. 1 (202) 723-9409.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Regent Letter about Barns Foundation...

January 26, 2013 [Saturday]


AN OPEN LETTER:

TO: The Barnes Foundation,

Chair, Doctor Bernard C. Watson

2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Phone 215-278-2700

info@barnesfoundation.org

And TO: Avenging the Ancestors Coalition,

Care Of, Attorney Michael Coard,

Founder

The Law Office of Michel Coard

One Liberty Place

1650 Market Street, Suite 3652

Philadelphia, Pa 19103

1.215.552.87.51

ATAC@Avengingtheancestors.com

From: Brother Tracy Gibson,

Founder, President and CEO OF:

Brother Tracy Gibson and Associates, Inc.

AND: The Black Millionaire’s Network

213 South 49th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19139-4205

1.215.471.64.94

BrotherTracy11@Gmail.Com

Dear Attorney Michael Coard and Doctor Bernard C. Watson:

We are a developing Public Relations / Education / and Black Advocacy Organization in the Philadelphia area. We like to see Peace and Harmony, especially in situations or instances that have been Historically the center of conflict and bad feelings. I often go by the Barnes Foundation on my Way to the Central Library in Center City Philadelphia. I don’t know all the History of the Barnes Collection, but I do know that many Black Philadelphia's of Merit have a bad taste in their mouth when it comes to the History of the collection and I also know that many Black people of merit [both of low income and / or of extraordinary income] don’t feel they can comfortably visit the collection without feeling that somehow they have betrayed a sacred Trust among Black people and / or betrayed an invisible political bond that may not seem real to outsiders, but that is quite real within Our Black Community.

I would like to use some of the extremely limited resources of my companies to bring some healing and understanding into the for on the matter of the Barnes Foundation and how they are situated right in our backyard in Philadelphia and how they can do so with more support and less animosity among the general Black population. First of all, I don’t think many Black people or Whites for that matter either, have a clear understanding of exactly who Doctor Albert C. Barnes was and How the collection came about, let alone who it was left to or how it got into the present hands it is in. Perhaps this needs to be made clear to the present day population of Philadelphia for starters. Then we can go about the business of finding Ways for the collection to be more readily accepted and embraced by ALL communities in Philadelphia, including the Black community. My understanding is that right now, such positive feelings DON’T exist from the Black community, generally speaking, towards The Barnes Foundation.

I was just looking at the Barnes Foundation Collection on the official Web Page today and I found much of what is exhibited there to be exquisite. As a lover of art, the art world and Black and or African and African American Art in particular, I think such an exhibit should be embraced by ALL Philadelphia's and in a broad and robust Way. What I would like to do is bring Attorney Michael Coard and Doctor Bernard C. Watson together to talk, just for starters, [if at all possible I would like to be in attendance] and see what can be agreed upon and how we can move in a positive direction from there.

Before such a meeting, I would like to volunteer to have a personal meeting with Doctor Bernard C. Watson and Attorney Michael Coard separately at different times. I think such a meeting would help me get a feeling for how far things are apart and how to precede in the most expeditious and positive a fashion as possible. I have made this an open letter and put it on my personal BLOG. This is NOT done to embarrass anyone or seek undue publicity [according to Google, hardly anyone reads my BLOG anyway] and I might send out 30 letters a week, but if I get answers back from 10 I will be lucky. If either Doctor Bernard C. Watson or Attorney Michael Coard have a problem or issue with this Open letter being on the BLOG please call me and I will see about taking it down. Causing a problem BEFORE we even start this healing process is not going to do this situation any good at all.

I thank you for your Heart-Felt Consideration and your help. I look forward to hearing from you both very soon

With Peace, LOVE and Many Blessings,

I Am,



Brother Tracy Gibson,

Businessman – Fund Raiser – and Visionary…

Post Script: I will carry out my duties here on a voluntary basis right now, so as not to have any undue financial influence from either party. It would be nice to have some income for my work to help defray costs, but perhaps that will be worked out in the future from some independent, non-affiliated sources in the near future.

Post Post Script: Anyone interested can log onto the blog where this letter is featured by clicking here: http://thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com

40 Items to be Thankful For....

40 Things to Be Thankful For..........

1] The World's Children.

2] The World's Couples.

3] LOVe .

4] Kisses.

5] A Warm House.

6] Bills paid.

7] A warm indoor place to sleep.

8] Warm clothing over the winter.

9] More Kisses and hugs.

10] Holding hands with my future male lover in the movies.

11] My nieces and my nephews.

12] Family and Friends.

13] My Teachers.

14] Movies, Good Movies.

15] Money for the Poor.

16] The ability to have and make choices.

17] My Parents and my Ancestors.

18] Sharing and caring among ALL the World's People.

19] Kind hearted, redemptive and appreciated LOVe, respect and Intimacy among Black People.

20] African Children.

21] Respecting Black People.

22] Liberating Black People.

23]Saving the Lives of myself and as many Black People as I can.

24] Staying clean and sober.

25] Having good and trusted friends and good and trusted family.

26] Money.

27] Good health.

28] Intimate relations.

29] My Sister.

30] Having plenty of money to do my correct and proper job of Liberating Black People and myself.

31] Starting a construction firm.

32] Running a large restaurant efficiently, effectively and profitably. [which caters to Homeless also and breaks down class barriers.]

33] Owning Real Estate in West Philadelphia and where ever else is needed and desired.

34] Making the Black Millionaire's Network Profitable and an assets for its' members.

35] Getting proper payment and credit for the work I do.

36] Just the thought or idea of being with, training and LOVing Mr. Bright Hope..

37] My Brand New Baby in the family--Great Nephew--my Niece's son. Yofi from Africa is the Father.

38] Waking Up each and every morning and having relatively good health.

39] My close and loyal friends and neighbors [especially the ones who help me in secret.].

40] Following the Path in life that I think, hope and pray, GOD has set forth for me.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Consulting Jobs ...


May 29th 2014, Thursday.. Re-Edited on July 13th, 2014, Sunday..

From Mr. Tracy Gibson
213 South 49th Street, Apartment # A1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139
Disabled Worker - Businessman
BrotherTracy11@GMail.Com
1 (215) 921-2065

To: The Mayor Of Philadelphia
Mayor Michael Nutter
Room 215, City Hall
Broad & Market Str
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107

Dear Respected Mayor:

Good Morning!! I am interested in finding out how to go about honestly getting consulting contracts with the City of Philadelphia without ``asking for political favors'' or ``pulling strings that pull back.''  The businesses I hold including:  The Black Millionaire's Network--a subsidiary of my parent company dedicated to building a network across our Nation that will teach better personal business habits, better Ways to effectively handle, save and spend money, and ways to turn cash into property ownership, and also suggest a reading list along with other components leading towards successfully SPENDING MONEY IN A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MANNER.... Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc. [BTGAndA] is the parent company dedicated to working in research, education, business development, Public Relations and philanthropy. BTGAndA has the mission of stabilizing Black males, Black children and entire Black families. I am also working to build a non-profit I call The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East. I have written the city before about this important matter, but haven't gotten a concrete answer that I was able to follow up on as yet. My business is interested in doing research, education, advocacy, public relations & philanthropic work with & for the City of Philadelphia.

I have been a Philadelphia resident most of my 57 years. I am a Black Gay man who LOVes People--ALL types of people.... I am a disabled worker [bipolar with schizophrenic features] but have been doing quite well emotionally for the last 13 years. I have NOT had to be hospitalized for mental illness since that time.  I have been constructing a multinational corporation for the last 12 years, but we are still not financially solvent as far as I know. I have great ambitions of hiring plenty of workers from divergent backgrounds, especially Black People, here in the Philadelphia area.  I give a special designation towards Black People because we all know of the disenfranchisement this particular group of People have suffered from. Black People have been left out of the city unions, middle level executive jobs and the top jobs for decades and have been losing property at a very real pace.  But this picture can change over time with help from a Progressive City Government, working People, middle-income People, our religious, civic and community leaders and local People of great wealth who want to see real justice and real sharing take place in Philadelphia. My feeling is that all boats must be lifted and that no one should have to suffer economically. I feel Philadelphia is in a prime position and in a prime space in time for a more progressive future to begin right in our lifetimes—right NOW!! I have said we should consider ourselves the Education City because New York is the finance City and Washington is the Center of Government.  We need an identity. A strong, positive identity!!  [I have written you about this before.] Such work--advocacy, research & education--is part of what I dedicate my life to. I work about 10 hours a day and I mean business.  But not just business for the rich and wealthy, but I mean and work towards inclusion for everybody. Prosperity for everybody. And decency for everybody.  This can happen over time and with little fanfare and disruption if more cooperation takes place and if more people listen to each other instead of just judge each other, grow impatient and continue to be left out of the winner's circle...  IT IS ALSO VERY IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO QUALIFIED LEADERS, BUT ALWAYS HAVE A QUESTIONING MIND!! My Beloved Parents--Mr. Charles Saint Clair Gibson and Mrs. Jessie Mae Gibson (both deceased) taught me that we should be fair to everyone and seek justice, inclusion and fairness for everyone. This is why I have started a corporation called Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc. and one of the Subsidiaries, The Black Millionaire’s Network.  The Parent company, Brother Tracy Gibson& Associates, Inc., is a growing for-profit concern that does Public Relations, Education,  Advertising, Community Advocacy, Philanthropy & Research.  Some of the things we have achieved over the last few years include: starting a process to work towards and advocate towards more Black youth and Black People effectively getting in the construction trade and housing redevelopment work. As Black People, we have been blocked out of housing boom after housing boom. Some of us are ``allowed'' to buy property, but many of us end up losing our property to foreclosure [as I did]  or never profiting the way we should or the way that has been promised to us by so many ``housing hucksters and housing experts''. I have written the First Lady about how to ethically buy property and expand our property base as Black neighborhood people and Black indigenous People and expand on business ownership without causing gentrification and all the problems that start when that hideous process takes place... I have advocated for a Black Construction worker's, Black Trades men's, Black Trades women's and Black Contractor's Union to be formulated & organized to help us effectively work towards getting more  contracting work throughout the City of Philadelphia. This will especially help younger workers coming into the Construction business who are eager to learn and want to make a good wage.  I have also Helped successfully advocate for the Kimmel Center to hold free concerts for the public [They had at least three free Jazz concerts just two months ago [April, 2014]; and I have taken a position for an elected School Board in Philadelphia [I’ll be calling Jannie Blackwell, my city Council Representative, about this issue very soon. If I am not mistaken, she has advocated for an elected School Board here.]. I have also worked on getting the Barns Foundation to establish better, more honest relations with the Black Community [The Barns Foundation was broadly criticized for the way they took over much of their art collection which, I believe, was left in Black hands at a major Black educational institution before the controversy started that ended up in the Barns Foundation getting control of the valuable art work they now display at 23rd and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway, as their own.]. I have written the Queen of England and several celebrities through my blog to coax the City of Philadelphia [and The Royal Family of England] to hold a major charitable concert here in honor of The Royal Family and the many charities they will be helping raise money for, including OxFam America and The United Negro College Fund. The money would be used to stem some of the long-term problems that plague many African countries as well as for local charitable organizations.  [I was trained by a major Fund Raising expert who held a day-long seminar at the Philadelphia Foundation in the 1990's]. I have also worked to get the State of Israel and some of the major Arab countries to sit down and not only talk through the same old channels, but listen to ``other voices’’ and more Grass-Roots interests, some of which were  formerly blocked out of the discussion such as Black People from the Grass-Roots, Progressive Jewish People, legitimate Palestinian groups and Progressive Jewish Peace Activists from Israel .  The organization I have formulated to work on this issue—The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, exists only in theory and on paper, but I have or will have written both Black, Arab and Jewish groups to let them know there are other voices that need to be heard on this seemingly complex matter.  The Coalition for Peace and Justice in the Middle East is perceived to be a voice for those left out of the discussion such as youth and young people, Native Americans, East Indians, indigenous Africans, and other ethnic groups--not just Black People, Jewish People and Arab People--as well as the disabled & Gay and Lesbian groups. It will take on wings, as soon as I’m able to get proper funding for this important and vital work.  I perceive this particular organization to be a non-profit organization and I don’t want it to have one voice or one point of view. I want all sides to be heard equally.  I personally think there are too many people from the Academy, heavy thinkers, writers, news people, established news media corporations and established media personalities, politicians and career diplomats taking on far too much weight & water in trying to make positive changes for the better in the Middle East region.  There is a definite need for other voices of different groups to bring clarity and decency to an issue that has been muddled over the years with too much undue influence from traditional sources of money and power.  With the world consistently on the brink, as it were, because of what goes on in this region, we need to take our work here very seriously. The need for funding here is real and at hand, as are the great & positive possibilities of what we will achieve.  I have also worked on prisoner-rights issues and advocated for condom use in the prison system to stem much of the rise in HIV & AIDS in the Black and Latin community. I have also advocated for a system where those incarcerated are allowed more rights, library and food privileges, and freedoms as they exhibit good behavior and cooperate in their own defense while not causing undue difficulties & disruptions especially while incarcerated. While in the prison system, or while on parole or during other parts of the ``prison pipeline'' phenomena, many young Black men, are caught up in not getting the chances and opportunities they need to move forward.  Good or excellent behavior should be judged adequately and people--regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, race, skin color, etc., should be rewarded for their efforts to help others and to not cause undue disruptions while in the ``prison pipeline''.. This need to behave well and be rewarded needs to ring true even while those incarcerated are standing up for their rights as human beings.  There are a host of other issues I have worked on, researched and advocated for over the years including most recently, working for fair treatment and decency for homeless people, the poor and people who HAVE TO eat at Church missions. The rights of Black Gays and Lesbians have also been a priority for me as I attend a Gay friendly mostly Black church called Unity Fellowship Christ Church of Philadelphia, and advocate for their getting a new building and meeting space.  I have also worked against racism, WhITe Supremacy and the concentration of power among the wealthy. This is why, in my latest Newsletter --Truth Be Told--I advocated for a qualified Black woman to be named to the Supreme Court [no Black woman has ever been given such an honor before in the history of the United States.]. I have also come out for 10-year-term-limits on Supreme Court Justices and will research and educate the public on this important issue as soon as I find out how such a behemoth process takes place successfully.      
I was educated at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where I received a BS Degree in Public Relations with a Black Studies minor in August of 1978. I have studied finance recently at the Wharton School's free education program for the community where I received two certificates within the last year. While living in New Castle, Delaware--for about five years--I took seminars at the Money School while I worked on a 636-page manuscript dedicated towards building better values for Black youth and giving them guidance, encouragement, and direction.  I have also taken a class at the Temple Small Business Development Center and most recently a class in Social Media Marketing at the University of the Arts [May 17, 2014] on Broad Street... I hope you will contact me when and if you find me qualified to be a consultant for the City of Philadelphia.


Peace and Blessings,

Brother Tracy Gibson; Disabled Worker; Future Philanthropist; Businessman.