Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An Open Letter to John Legend, Sister Maya Angelou's Spirit & Father -- Brother Stevie Wonder

February 24th, 2015 Tuesday

Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson reach me at 1 (215) 921-2065 or BlockBoi75@Yahoo.Com

Please put I Support You Brother Gibson in the subject line of all e-mails.

Dear Stevie Wonder, The Spirit of Maya Angelou & John Legend:

I Am writing you to let you know who I am AND HOW I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE WONDERFUL WORK YOU HAVE DONE TO MOVE OUR WORLD more towards decency for all of humanity. You have always been a good and wholesome role model for me. The fact that you are a Black man, as I Am, is part of the equation, [or in the part of Ms. Angelou's Spirit, a Black women], but your wholesome stewardship in helping Black People always do their best must also be mentioned. Your music, especially Songs in the Key of Life, Evolver and InnerVisions, [and Ms Angelou's acting,writing and directing] have served to lay a fantastic foundation for us as Black People working to loosen the oppressor's Grip. New generations of Black Youth will be inspired and held accountable for their actions and for making this world a better Place, as you have. I must mention one thing that I'm very concerned with about you Mr. Wonder, and it is something I also suffer with and that in a weight problem. I know many of us, and please don't take offense because it is mentioned in kindness and LOVe, many of us as advocates for the soon-to-be no longer oppressed, soon-to-be no longer downtrodden & soon-to-be no longer beleaguered don't take the proper time to eat correctly and get the proper exercise & rest we need. It took me ten years to finally listen to my doctor --Doctor Joseph Bosselli of Center City Philadelphia -- and join Planet Fitness Gym. Now that I go at least five times a week, [I actually do my best to go seven times a week for three weeks and then take three days of, to be totally accurate] my life has changed for the better in many Ways. I am more energetic, more focused, my blood pressure has gone down [I need a new blood-pressure cuff to determine this is a constant]; and I have a more  determined attitude about the future as well as a better outlook about life and my role in the world as an advocate for Black People, other People of color and the Down Trodden. [I have actually called myself an Earth Father, and say I have 7.9 Billion children -- that includes everybody on the earth.]. Mr. Wonder, we all LOVe you and want the best for you, so please take this issue of weight seriously and see a doctor about your issues and concerns involving weight. We, as Black advocates for Black People and for general Human Rights and the environment, want you around for a long, long, long time to help inspire and guide us, so of course we want you to be healthy, wealthy and wise. [You can't be beat on the wise part, and persistent too!] There is one thing I heard about that you did that moved me to tears literally and made me know I was following the correct leader as I listen closely to your words and music and watch your actions. When I heard that you actually pay for blind People of all ages, and races who can, to be lifted up with a cherry-picker to feel the face of the new Martin Luther King Junior statue. By hearing that I know you are made of great stuff and have True Grit. This is such a thoughtful, kind and wonderful thing and it helps King remain alive and new in all our hearts, minds and lives. You hold GOD Himself or God Herself in Your heart and I will never forget such kindnesses on your part. There in no Way I could write you and talk about only my achievements and not mention your great achievements as well. I have three movie ideas I want to share with you in hopes you can get them to the proper People who can make these ideas into real, full-length quality Black movies that we can all LOVe, share and appreciate. Here they are: 1] I am a man and I never want to forget our Black Sisters. I would LOVe to see a movie made to reflect the life of famed actress Vonetta McGee [1945 -- 2010]. She starred in Blacula, Thomasine & Bushrod; Brothers; Hammer; and Malinda and several other Black Hollywood films during the 1970's & 1980's. Unfortunately,  but many of our Black youth, especially our young Black girls, need desperately to be reminded of who She was and the fantastic style and grace with which She took charge of the Hollywood Screen in Her day. I Am a homosexual, but let me tell you something, I was, as a high-school teen totally infatuated and in LOVe with Vonetta McGee. She was our Black Audrey Hepburn and She lit up the screen with Her Black beauty, Grace, elegance and positive attitude. I know a movie about Her is not only in order, but is chomping at the bit to be written, produced and starred in by a new Black leading lady. If there is anything at all I can do to help get such a major film project underway, please let me know. I know such a film about a Black woman with such style and Grace would be a big help in our young women toning down some of the negative behaviors We hear so much about in the media. And, frankly, I have seen some of those negative behaviors first hand and even among family members.  I have also seen Black women abused and, with no self-defense training, found myself unable to do anything much about it. So, I think Ms Mc Gee would be a top selection to make a film about for the reasons I have outlined here.  2] The second Movie project I want to see produced is a film about famed Back-to-Africa leader, statesmen, business Gigantor, and Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey. This Brother, who lived from 1887 to 1940 , had an uncanny ability to motivate, lead and organize Black People in an effective & sustained manner. He started the Universal Negro Improvement Association [UNIA] which was part of Garvey's legacy and included ownership of a major newspaper, a major shipping line and other major businesses. Black women always played a forward-moving and dynamic role in the [Unia], taking part of the leadership and organizing at every  level & every stage. The [Unia] was not a religious organization or a religious movement, but was a movement to help Black People build Black Self-Pride, Black LOVe, Black Self-reliance, Black Political awareness, a successful Back-to-Africa mentality and respect & appropriate LOVe for all our Black People world wide. If you were a member of the [Unia], you were respected in the Black community and you were known to be very serious about Black liberation and our economic advancement as well as our social healing and a general moving forward of our Black community in thought, positive thoughts and positive theories, effective economics & stable social status. The individuals involved with the [Unia] had a mechanism in their hands to move our Black people and our movement ahead with a Progressive, Black Nationalist device [the UNIA itself] that was authentic and known to be effective. The UNIA still, 100 years later, has an office near 16th and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. They still hold organizational meetings as well as public events there. Mr.  Marcus Garvey definitely deserves to be the topic of a First Class, major Black North American film to be distributed among the masses and with the needed money for advertising, previews and promotions. I suggest Denzel Washington --if He is available -- as the director because of the LOVing, and careful Way he sculpted the film ``The Great Debaters,'' in which He also starred. For the part of Marcus Garvey I strongly suggest a world-wide search for new Black talent. [While the more known faces maybe considered more ``bankable,'' a world-wide search, when implemented properly, will help propel the film itself through the box-office roof and establish it as a master work as well as a stable critical success. I Am sure there will be no lack whatsoever of financial support for producing and executive producing such a magnificent film. On ward: 3] The third movie I would like to see produced by positive Black efforts is a film depicting the life and times of world renowned Black publisher John Johnson, who took a $500.00 loan and turned it into one of the biggest Black publishing companies in history. I am presently reading Mr. Johnson's autobiography entitled, ``Succeeding Against the Odds: The Autobiography of a Great American Businessman.'' I found the fact that Mr. Johnson chose to publish the photos of massacred Black youth Emmett Till at the request of young Till's mother, Mamie Bradley Mobley both courageous, timely and even constructive in helping formulate the foundation and the jumping off point for the whole Freedom Movement that ensued in the middle to late 1950's. [A so-called trial of the two men accused of the brutal murder of young Till, who was said to have whistled at a White woman to be greeted with murder in August of 1955 in Money, Mississippi.The to Caucasians were acquitted by an all-Caucasian jury. Till's mother said ``I want the world to see what they did to my boy.'' Thousands of Black mourners walked by the open casket and saw the ``badly mangled body'' of Till according to Page 239 and 240 of Mr. Johnson's book. [There is a well-researched documentary of the Till case available on DVD. This excellent film is called ``The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till'' [2005].]  Some of the other high points of any movie version of Mr. Johnson's life need to show His decision to run photos of Till's body as well as His meeting with Presidents Johnson, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Ford and Clinton; as well as His rubbing elbows with African Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana in 1957 and President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya. His stable personal family life also needs to be highlighted as well as how He broke ground with major Caucasian Corporations to get them to advertise in the un-tested waters of Ebony and Jet Magazines. What Am I, Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson, as a journalist, writer, businessman, philanthropist and Black community Advocate, asking for? 1] I would like to be owner / editor of One Step Away--The Homeless Newspaper in Philadelphia. Presently the paper does not serve the public well and is not taken very seriously by City leaders & / or City Fathers and City Mothers in Philadelphia. The One Step Away Homeless Newspaper as I envision it will take on local, state and National issues in a Progressive and even radical Way. The One Step Away Homeless Newspaper can and must be used to economically empower poor, Black and Homeless People in a consistent and on-going manner. The paper needs to be bought from its present owners and I want to be part of the leadership team. {If you look at my resume you will see years of business experience as well as years of experience as a Public Relations man and a writer.  My blog is available for view at http://thepoliticsofreal.blogspot.com. All Brothers and Sisters who work for the One Step Away Homeless Newspaper must be paid a good, stable salary in a consistent and on-going manner and they must also be paid for each paper they sell. Grants must be researched and provided to sustain funding and corporate support must also be sustained by finding and maintaining stable advertisers and charitable donations.  The paper itself must be a center of information to make sure the city's Homeless get proper services, jobs, mental & physical health services and access to stable housing at an affordable price. Good access to good, healthy food in an on-going and consistent manner  for all People living in Philadelphia including Homeless People. This is also a center piece of any work I would do for One Step Away. 2] There is plenty of room for expansion of property ownership in Philadelphia and Poor and Homeless People of every race MUST be included in this expansion at every step of the Way. [And NOT as gentrification victims.] Poor and Homeless People can no longer fall victim to starvation [Please see separate file about the Wooden Spoon Restaurant System]; Joblessness; hopelessness &; poverty -- I don't know about you but I'm tired of fighting on all fronts for what should be basic rights of all people such as decency, a good home, a good job if they want to work and can work, good schooling, & decent food. [Please see the newsletter: ``Nine Things to do to AVOID POVERTY'' sent separately]; We all need to avoid violence:[PLEASE SEE ``MEN ORGANIZED AGAINST RAPE, VIOLENCE AND ABUSE'' STATEMENT I sent To Women Organized Against Rape sent separately. I Am asking for a salary of ___________________________ for serving as editor/ owner and Major Writer for the Homeless Newspaper, One Step Away, in Philadelphia. This will help stabilize not only the newspaper, but will help establish my advocacy work & Brand through out the City, State, Nation & World. What I want to do with such money is invest in myself and my Black People First. Generally speaking, the Salary and the proposed award I'm about to receive will be used to fight militarism by offering peaceful alternatives to war, hatred & destruction; build better more ethical values among our Black youth, our elders and the rest of us; build positive non-violent modalities to peacefully work for true justice, real peace, real equality, real economic parity, real & true freedom, jobs for Poor People and job training; and build authentic hope for every person on the earth -- especially Black youth. Please see the budget offered here to give you an idea of the scope of How I want to spend any money offered to expand and build on the 30-plus years I have spent working for the betterment of Black youth, Black People, the left out and disenfranchised.  Even the well-to-do Black People,well-to-do Black families;  and Black middle class families and Black middle income People need to stabilize themselves economically. I am sue I'll do my part with such a viable position I plan to take as part of my consulting work. There are many aspects of my companies that are in the development stages. The Parent company is Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc., primarily a Public Relations, Advertising, Research, Education, Black Advocacy, Human Rights, Environmental Rights firm, & a major proponent of making the world a safer and more sustainable place for all humans, plants and animals on this Space ship earth we sometimes take for granted. We only have one inhabitable planet that I know of & that is earth. Let's treat it special as we learn respect and decency for ourselves and each other as Black People… I'm learning also.  

Staff for my parent company:

President & Chief Executive Officer
1st Vice President for Staff Management
2nd Vice President for Staff Management
3rd Vice President Head of Public Relations, Advertising & Promotions
4th Vice President Head of Sales
5th Vice President Head of Human Resources
6th Vice President Head of Internal Operations
Four Receptionists
Twelve Secretaries
6 Creative Consultants [2 for music; 2 for ads and promotions; 2 for design]
Fifteen members of the youth brigade
Seven Assistants for research and promotions
Head of research and development
Head of Publishing
Factory workers for tee-shirts & Greeting Cards [About 100 workers]
Coordinator for OCEA Regulation conformity
Seventeen Staff Writers
Ten in-house cleaning staff
Three experts in Computer Hardware maintenance and expansion
Three experts in Computer software maintenance and expansion
Supervisor for in-house day care
Five Day Care workers for children
Eight Middle Managers
Seven in House messengers and Mailroom clerks for the mail room
Fifty Nine other employees to be hired later

Projected Business Expenses for February 2015 to February 2017.

1]Tee-Shirts: [Before printing].
2] Twenty vending tables for teams to go out and vend.
3] Twenty Table Cloths.
4] Bags for shirts, labels & Mailing bags: 17,000 of each item.
5] Publishing Cost.
6] Promotions & Advertising for books, tee-shirts & Greeting cards  [at Black Progressive  Publishers].
7] Office Space.
8] Phone Bill.
9] Electric bill.
10] Employee's Salaries.
11] Payroll, accounting and check delivery costs.
12] Accounting and record-keeping:; Lawyers.
13] Internal cleaning expenses.
14] Consultants.
15] General Business Advertising fees.
16] Black Greeting Cards [Wholesale].
17] Computers.
18] Office Furniture and Partitions.
19] Panasonic Phone Systems.
20] Building Maintenance.
21] Health Insurance for all employees.
22] Employee's Good Nutrition Program.
23] Spring Water.
24] Stock Options, investments, mutual funds, certificates of deposits. [Progressive, non-military, non-violent, green-friendly, earth friendly companies only.].
25]Rear Estate investments & research: $5 million dollars.
26] Research & Development.
27] Employee relations
28] * Erasing personal debt.
29] Printing work outside of the office.
30] Camera equipment.
31] 2 On-call doctors, nurses & First Aid Training for employees.
32] Ink Pens, Pensels, Envelopes, paper, staples, rulers, erasers, desk blotters, etc.
33] Charities & Corporate Philanthropy.

* Erasing my personal debt will help me stabilize economically and help these visions come into reality that much quicker.

** Philadelphia Fight: $6,000.00.
** Paul Newman Foundation: [a grant giver to progressive causes.].$6,000.00.
** Oxfam America: [An international effort to stave off poverty and build healthy living modalities in developing countries especially.]. $6,000.00.
** Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues [works on Aids education and awareness].: $6,000.00.
** The Attic Youth Group:[A group dedicated to providing shelter and programs for Same Gender Loving and transgendered young people in inner city Philadelphia] $6,000.00.
** Adodi National and chapters [A support organization to build self-esteem and survival skills for Same Gender Loving Black men.]

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