Covid19 Facts…where are They?

There is so much CV19 disinformation and harmful information, it is time for the City to determine how they can distribute info to all residents.  Some ideas are:
1) take over billboards
2) get all the utility statements to include aflyer in bills
3) provide official city flyer to pharmacies, grocery stores & any business allowed to stay open & sell food (since peo are allowed to venture out to buy food)…

…dialysis clinics, MARTA bus rail, etc.

There are people who do not have a TV!

In communities not connected to cable or internet, it could be their only lifeline. There is so much MISINFORMATION, we’ve got to think outside the box to reach everyone… especially those most vulnerable.

You might have some communication ideas to share with cities and counties across Georgia.  When our state leaders fail to act on CV19 pandemic in a time manner, we see it results in mass deaths. Therefore, we have to save ourselves…prayer is faith in action.  No one cares more about our family and friends than us. So what are you waiting on…for someone close to you to die?  Now that would be selfish and unacceptable!!

 

Moore Urges GA “Shut Down Immediately”

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In an interview earlier today, Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says ‘too many people are carrying and spreading Covid19 and do not even know they have it’.  Under self-quarantine because she attended a national conference where three people have tested positive, Moore is urging state and local leaders to “shut everything down immediately”.

Many health professionals and advocates for those most vulnerable, the poor and uninsured are concerned that when patients begin to flood medical facilities, doctors are going to have to make life and death decisions as in Italy.  With that, the poor are not going to get adequate care when Care has to be rationed.

it is critical that our leaders step up to the plate and protect residents.  Reports out of Louisiana are regretful as New Orleans officials admit their high number of covid19 cases has stemmed from the disease being spread during Mardi Gras.  Later, we are likely to see the same thing happen as a result of Florida officials not shutting down the beaches for spring break.

On the other hand, governors in Washington, New York, and California have made the tough and logical decision to order their citizens to shelter in place.  Leaving open grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and take out/delivery only restaurants with strict social distancing rules.  Protecting residents even when it is not a popular decision is what real leaders do.

As a Mary Kay Consultant for over 20 years, I still have a small business with loyal skin care customers.  Yesterday, I received information from my National Sales Director saying officials at Mary Kay Corporate, based in Dallas, believe Texas will be the next state to be shut down with residents ordered to stay home and shelter in place.  Since orders usually give 48 hour notice, we need to forecast and order product we need so we will have product on hand to mail/ship to our customers.

No one knows how long this pandemic will last. One thing is certain.  If you stay home, you won’t get Covid19.  If you already have it and do not know it, you will not spread it.

A few days ago, London government officials are disappointed that people ignored orders and citizens were out on a sunny day ignoring social distancing.

 

 

 

Celebrating M.L.King Jr. Day at Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Freedom Archie, Cloretta Scott King Leadership Academy 6th grader rousing speech: Urgency of NOW to advocate & vote for candidates in 2020 who represent MLKingJr legacy and helps all of God’s people. A powerful message coming from a pint-sized messenger. ⁦@waberosescott⁩ ⁦@JoyAnnReid⁩ ⁦@Oprah⁩ ⁦⁦@AlfredEdmondJr⁩

Here are other speakers at today’s MLKing Jr Celebration lead by Rev. Bernice King of the MLKing Center. Rev. Bernice King spoke on the urgency of acting NOW!  A day of service is not enough. We all need to do more to honor the dream and make a difference in our communities.

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Congressman Hank Johnson spoke about coming together even when we don’t agree on everything to get major things done.

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Atlant City Council President Felicia Moore says, “the Urgency If NOW is real.  N.O.W. stands for Not Off Work.

We are are not off work until the homeless have affordable homes, women get equal pay for equal work…

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NAACP Still Relevant Still Needed

 

Some people think the NAACP is no longer a relevant organization.  Others ask, “What are they doing?”  While others ask, “Are they still around?”
Well, truth be told, the NAACP is doing what they have always done:
– bailing Black & poor people out of jail
– working to get innocent Black men & women out of jail (it’s 1of 6 National organizations that does along with: the Equal Justice Institute, The Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, The Innocence Project).
– having one of the best Youth Academic & Leadership programs in the nation, ACTSO.
– report on truth about issues that affect Black people in their quarterly magazine (via mail and online).
– be fully engaged with voter rights. Remember, they trained Rosa Parks for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
– fight against all forms of racism
The NAACP membership is only $35 per year.  The more people join, the more people their attorneys can help. Every month, the ATL NAACP as well as others across the nation, get 100+ requests for help for wrongful arrests, racial claims, and much more. And, most requests are from people who have never joined.  As with the church, people show up at the door when they need help.  Otherwise, they never call, join or volunteer. They simply criticize them.
We are so much better than this!  We need the NAACP now more than ever. Don’t wait until you or someone you know needs their help.  JOIN NOW!  JOIN TODAY! Visit: http://www.naacpatlanta.org
WHEN WE FIGHT WE WIN.  WHEN WE VOTE WE COUNT.
This Christmas Holiday Season, you can:
-join
– give gift memberships
– encourage others to join (by word of mouth and on social media)
– educate people in your circle of influence on the history and current relevance of this important organization – have youth in your circle of influence to Google “ACTSO” to find out first hand what they do.
– visit your local NAACP meeting
Because racism, housing discrimination, unequal pay, unlawful arrests, voter suppression, voter rights issues, etc. still exists, the NAACP needs your financial and volunteer support.
Google the name of your local city, county or state NAACP or visit: http://www.naacp.org and join NOW!!
 
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

Protect Yourself From Online Shopping Scams

 

Shopping online is not as safe as you think it is.   Online predators want your credit card, debit card and other personal information.  They are hoping you do not read and share this news story.  So, review this story from NBC Nightly News and pass it on:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/How-to-Protect-Yourself-From-Online-Holiday-Scams-565587781.html%3famp=y