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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

Afternoon Tea With K Britt. Quick Chats & Shares Concerning November 2023 Happenings & Black Culture




It's That Time Of Year Again - Remember To Get Out And Vote


Today is Election Day, November 7, 2023

Polls are open from 6:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
How To Cast Your Ballot Instructions Below
Plus, Voting Station Locations!

Make your voice heard and vote.


Sam Bankman-Fried Might Be Going To Jail

For Stealing Billions From The Public


FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was found guilty of multiple fraud and conspiracy charges Thursday, ending a month-long trial in which prosecutors accused Bankman-Fried of stealing and using billions of dollars from his customers. Bankman-Fried has maintained his innocence, and his attorney, Mark Cohen, said he "will continue to fight the charges." Bankman-Fried faces a maximum possible sentence of up to 110 years in prison.



It’s National Diabetes Month Awareness!


Thrivin'’ in Color Podcast Observes Diabetes Awareness Month Episode 25 features a conversation with Leon Rock, CEO and Co-Founder of the African American Diabetes. (Black PR Wire) Miami, FL


According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Though many people are living with diabetes, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes compared to their white counterparts. In a dedicated effort to raise awareness during Diabetes Awareness Month, the Thrivin' in Color Podcast takes center stage, featuring a compelling episode with Leon Rock, CEO and Co-Founder of the African American Diabetes Association. In this episode, Mr. Rock and podcast host Camry Brown engage in an insightful conversation about the lack of access to healthcare within Black and Brown communities and the difficulties this creates when it comes to managing diabetes. A diabetes patient and advocate, Mr. Rock also provides some crucial information on diabetes management to help those with the disease lead healthy lives." "This was Florida's Thrivin'eye-opening conversation," said Camry. "Knowledge is power; our community must know about diabetes. I encourage everyone to listen to this episode and ring the bell for diabetes awareness."


The African American Diabetes Association (AADA) is a national tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to educate African Americans and the general public about diabetes. The AADA is passionate, serious, and committed to diabetes prevention and educational programs that work to end diabetes and other health disparities. Black Wire's Thrivin'in' in Color podcast gives Black and Brown health advocates a platform to educate and empower the Black community. Tune in Thrivin'in' Color on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. To learn more, please visit the Black PR Wire aThrivin'in' in Color websites at https://www.blackprwire.com/ & https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thrivin-in-color/id1675956066


Florida Churches Are Teaching Black History On Sundays?


That's right, Florida's African American Churches have decided to teach the truth about Black history in Church as in times of old. Per the Gospel, John 8:31 declares, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." One of the fatal flaws Americans face today is that when walking under the full knowledge of African or American history that was taught to them in their elementary, intermediate, junior high, plus high school public education, Americans fail miserably because American school systems do not share or only release a limited amount of truth concerning Black and American History. Thanks to the curriculum developed by The Daughters of the Confederate. Lying and not telling the truth about Black American or American History, for example, misleads learners plus creates confusion for generations to come.


Truth-telling builds strong social bonds between people. Knowing the truth makes both individual citizens and society as a whole better. Moreover, Black citizens will be less vulnerable to the snares and obstacles presented by others who do not hold their people and their children's best interest. For example, did you know that the Mid-Atlantic Slave Trade was a partnership that was operated plus profited certain Catholics, Jewish, and Muslim groups? By being aware of the truth about what groups, whether seen as Brown or White, were instrumental in the oppression of Black people in North America. And citizens being able to access said historical truths. It can help Black citizens understand why the groups above still hold hostility toward Black Americans to this day. As well as politically aligned with political organizations that do not have the best interest of Black citizenship at hand. Because of the mis-education of the Negro historically until today, Black citizens have no idea who they are dealing with. Until the truth is entirely told.


By the Black Church taking on the role of teaching their congregants true Black history and why chattel slavery was so horrific will empower learners of said truth to avoid the snares of people who work and support White supremacy despite being people of color, such as the little-known history of large groups of Mexicans in the 1860s who supported and fought on the side of the Confederacy in hopes of keeping Black citizens African ancestors enslaved for life. This action within the Black Church may also lead to a new revival of honest, plain candidates who emphasize the long-term plight of Black America per political offices who can make a difference and not just play their role as a puppet with strings.


The truth isn't always pleasant, but it can empower misinformed Americans to make wiser choices and not take on the role or stereotype that others mirror of Black citizenship per a variety of media that have a false opinion of Black citizens. As well as various micro and macro aggressions suggested by certain parties who only desire to see citizens' children with a chain around their ankles and not living their best lives. Click the link to learn more. https://www.wptv.com/news/state/hundreds-of-florida-congregations-teaching-courses-on-black-history-in-response-to-state-measures


Monmouth County Superior Court Reveals Her Anti-Christ & Racist Behavior As Usual By Giving The Okay To Demolish Another Historic Site In N.J. For Profit


This month, a Monmouth County Superior Court judge ordered the Asbury Park Planning Board to approve a preliminary subdivision plan that it initially rejected — which would allow for the city's Holy Spirit Catholic Church to be torn down. The historic building was built by free Sand Hill Natives directly descended from Reevey Town, New Jersey, in the 1880s. Holy Spirit Catholic Church was one of the only Catholic churches in New Jersey that would allow Black Catholics to worship without harassment. Monmouth County Court system should be ashamed of bowing down to the will of land developers who care less about American history in New Jersey. Especially when said site has any inkling of Black history connected to it, such as the African & North American Native burial grounds located off of Squankum Road in Pine Brook, N.J., now referred to as Tinton Falls, N.J. This ungodly and treasonous behavior of Monmouth County Court Systems only reveals how racist and non-American state and local government has become over the last 50 years. What a shame and dishonor that Monmouth County Superior Court has partnered with racist individuals that most children would not give a second look at because of their ungodly behavior and money-hungry greed.


Thanks for reading Holler at you later.

Happy Native American History Month 2023!!!



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