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‘Time’ Director Garrett Bradley Shares Her Thoughts On How Incarceration Affects Families

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*Amazon Prime Video presentsTime,” a remarkable documentary about a couple’s fight against the system and unjust sentencing.

Fox and Rob Rich were involved in a robbery in the early 90s, while Fox received a plea deal her husband Rob was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Excessive sentencing of black men is a known problem in our society. When these men are incarcerated it not only affects their lives but also the lives of their family. 

Director Garrett Bradley came across Fox and Rob’s story while filming another documentary that focused on the family of incarcerated men and women. After meeting Fox, Garret knew she wanted to help her tell her story and approach the Time documentary with the same focus on the family. 

“When we think about 2.3 million people that are incarcerated we are proposing an invisible society, and so the only way in many cases for us to prove what’s happening and see what’s happening is through the family. Is through those serving time on the outside,” says Bradley.  

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We see Fox’s life go on and yet pause at the same time. As that time goes on we see her sons grow up without their father around physically. But the family tries to keep Rob as involved as they can with phone calls and making videos of special moments Rob can see once he’s released. Time seems to be paused in the moments where Fox is adamantly fighting to reduce her husband’s sentence. Having to constantly relive the incident from the past and continue to face obstacles that prolong the process of getting Rob released.  

Through seeing the family’s struggle the massage about the excessive sentencing of black men is not lost. Fox has to deal with lawyers who feel her fight is a lost cause. She is faced with judges who make racist and insensitive comments about her husband’s case. Not wanting to grant her an appeal because then “they” would all want their sentences appealed. In American black men on average receive a sentence that is 19.1 percent longer than white men. This isn’t just a problem for the black community, it is a problem for America.  

“Time” premieres on Amazon Prime Video on October 16 

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‘Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery’ Teaser Trailer Released by Bounce TV / WATCH

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*Bounce, the first and only broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, released the teaser trailer of their all-new original true crime special Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery.

Dying To Be Famous: The Ryan Singleton Mystery is an intriguing six-episode, true-crime docuseries.  Bounce’s first which follows the extraordinary true story of the mysterious death, and likely murder, of Ryan Singleton, a young African American male, and aspiring film producer, who, after setting out to pursue fame and fortune in Hollywood with two of his friends, ended up dead in California’s Mojave Desert, his body dumped, mutilated and missing all vital organs.

World Premieres Sun. Nov. 1 at 9:00 pm (ET) with two back-to-back episodes.

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Aubrey O’Day Takes Aims at Trump Family, Claims Ivanka is a Lesbian

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*Singer Aubrey O’Day previously claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump Jr., and she even wrote a song about him. Now she’s back with more bombshell allegations about the Trump family. 

O’Day took to Twitter during Thursday night’s Presidential Debate with some not so shocking claims against the president’s kids.

Last year, O’Day said her affair with Don Jr. ended when his then-wife discovered text messages between them.

She said, “We both thought we were each other’s soulmates. It’s something we spoke about often. A soulmate is someone you spend a period of time, moment, of life with that you’re connected as one. I had that with Don.”

READ MORE: Is Aubrey O’Day’s 2013 Song ‘DJT’ about Her Alleged Affair with Donald Trump Jr.?

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Last night, she took aim at Trump for attacking Joe Biden’s deceased son Beau Biden.

“since trump has now lowered this debate to trashing family.. -don jr HATES his father. -ivanka is a lesbian on the low. -eric fucked miss universe on the apprentice board room table while with his now wife. #Debates2020,” she tweeted. 

O’Day also included a GIF that said, “I have the receipts.”

“and while we are at it.. I have texts of don jr telling me what a little shit asshole barron is. That they were on the private jet and barron didn’t like his food so he threw the plate across the plane at the attendant. NONE of these people are INNOCENT of being assholes & liars!,” she continued. 

“We need to stop discussing kids.. because Ivanka is a lesbian, yet doesn’t support women’s rights in this administration that she RUNS on the low. #Debates2020,” O’Day wrote. Check out her tweets above.

Black Twitter is now demanding that she drop those receipts. 

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Christianity and Voting – by A Beloved Daughter

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Submitted by A beloved daughter

God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I’ll hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Covid-19 has revealed a sickness in this land that goes beyond a cough or feverish aches and pains. It is seen in partisan talking points from clever or outlandish politicians vying for votes. In neighbors, this illness has caused a collective memory loss of a few select Americans even the “very elect” have fallen for the hype as Matthew 24:24 cautions us against. One element of this contagion has infected some of the older generation with a delirium that espouses a notion to “make America great again” with Candidate X. It was with that spark of awareness that I contemplated writing my last article on Christianity and voting. It made me say out loud that “when I was born, neither my parents nor my grandparents could vote in any of these United States of America”.

I thought about my maternal grandfather, Papa, the only grandfather I can remember well, who was born in 1893; that the emancipation proclamation was signed in 1863, and the voting rights act was signed in 1965. The act passed in the senate on May 26, 1965 with a vote of 77-19; and then on to the house where it passed on July 9, 1965 with the final tally of 333-85. (Note: the tallies were not unanimous!) I thought about my grandfather, respected deacon in his church, a farmer, a mason, possibly growing up on a sharecropper’s farm. I remember he was a small man who stood about 5’2; he had gray eyes, and spoke with a soft, whispery voice. He and three of his 5 sons served in the US military – segregated, of course; my mom was given a flag that draped his coffin; and I calculated that he was eligible to vote for the first time at the ripe old age of 72!

Today there’s a fractured group among America’s society whose older members probably remembers being plagued by the ills of voter suppression and intimidation at the polls…and, no doubt experiencing some déjà vu in 2020 as it rears its ugly head again. On the other hand, another group, let’s call them “privileged” some of them are exhibiting signs of a “madness.”  In the U. S., this group has always been nurtured; always been trusted; always been sheltered, always been protected. And, yet they and their off springs, a powerful group en masse, are upset about mandates to wear “facial coverings” i.e. masks, during a global pandemic! If not cured soon this “disease” could cripple this nation into oblivion! Mark 3:25 says it best (paraphrased), a team, a group, a family, a nation, divided against itself cannot stand.

I’m grateful to God for having allowed me to see America’s festering sores and witnessing the reality of its petty people hording toilet paper during a pandemic! That mandates to wear a mask in public brought claims of threats to their freedoms, oxygen, and essentially being drafted into slavery! The slavery claim struck a nerve with me. This people trekked across an ocean to escape “tyranny” only to become infected tyrants themselves against a people who were actually stolen from their native lands; trekked across an ocean in chains and then dehumanized through “slavery”, Jim Crow lawlessness, domestic terrorism, police brutality and denied a comfortable place to reach that American dream in the same America they built, fought for and died for, even in 2020!

Please keep in mind, we don’t vote in a vacuum; we vote as a collective, and if enough of us cast our votes in agreement with a just cause, a favorable final tally could bring aid and justice to the people we care most about. I invite you to read Acts 2:44 again, and imagine a world with that mindset…then make plans to Vote!

WOW…Three upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

Divided by Faith Virtual Book Club

Why: Divided by Faith investigates race relations between whites and blacks in the United States. Although white evangelicals have a well-intentioned desire to end racial inequality, their efforts can—and have—unwittingly serve to do more harm than good, “actually recreating racial divisions and inequalities,” (p 1). WOW…Now is the time to build bridges and not tear down structure and people through meaningful, respectful, candid dialogue at a zoom book club. It is important that we have a diverse group of white people and black people present at the Divided by Faith Book Club. All is welcome

When: October 31st – December 19th at  noon 12:00 (Central Standard Time)

Strong Recommendation: Order Your Book now! Post Office is overwhelmed. Book sells out quickly

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84358858852?pwd=U0dnSUxsTGNNV3BDNUpMYTIyTnZxQT09

Meeting ID  843 5885 8852   Passcode  965613

 

 

Cooking with Drette

on Zoom for the Month of November 4:00pm (Central Standard Time) every Saturday

 

Drette will share a few of her favorite recipes with you as well as the history behind each dish.

It will be a fun and interactive time you don’t want to miss!

Below is a list of delicious foods Drette has lined up to cook for your viewing pleasure.

 

Crawfish Etouffee

Chicken Alfredo pasta

Collard greens and yams

Chicken tortilla soup

Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89089083716?pwd=Q1owSEVNTWQ4Q1ZYTU1XeFFZRTZ3QT09

Meeting ID  890 8908 3716  Passcode  913556

 

 

 

Saturday Night Movies on Zoom

A true-life story of Christian music mega star Jeremy Camp and his remarkable journey of love, loss, hope in midst of tragedy and faith that is tested.

Zoom Link

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85810874266?pwd=QkRTcG1kck5QZmh3TlZoN2JMSFZGZz09

Meeting ID 998 843 1458    Passcode: 720947

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