Praise the Lord to my Miracle Temple Family and the people of God everywhere.
Happy New Year! I greet you all in the Matchless Name of Jesus.
 
This month as we celebrate Black History let’s take time out to honor our African American heroes of history, and the modern-day heroes who are making history! Growing up in Northern California I came up in an era where the Black Panther Party was active in the Bay Area. They were organizing and using their platform to feed the children and set up other programs that benefitted people of color.
 
The NAACP was in full effect at that time as well. They were bringing awareness to our uniqueness and spreading black pride in our communities nation-wide.
 
We are all familiar with the names Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, and Harry Belafonte, to name a few of the iconic, larger than life figures that helped to change our culture. These men sacrificed their own safety and comfort to confront the injustices perpetrated against the negro.
 
Well fast forward to our day and there are some names that come to my mind when we think about the social justice organizers today. I want to mention two Bay-Area brothers (they are actual blood brothers), Ben and Michael McBride. They are a part of LIVE FREE USA, where Pastor Mike serves as Executive Director. These two men have traveled extensively throughout the United States organizing and educating the black and brown populace about the issues that affect us all.
 
There is also Vice President Kamala Harris who is making history as the first African American Woman to serve in the second highest office in the land.
 
Let us research our modern day and former leaders and their accomplishments. Let us publish our findings so that others will know the greatness of our people, not just in the month of February, but always!
 

Until our next communication,

Dr. T. Marc Gandy, Ph. D., Senior Pastor