National Black Church Initiative Denounces President Donald Trump for Response to Charlottesville Violence

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, believes that this is another example of the President’s racial insensitivity towards African Americans. His political calculation not to denounce white supremacy adds another stitch in the quilt of racial injustice and intolerance that has continued for 400 years in this country. He wanted to perpetuate the notion that no matter what the composition and landscape of this country is, white people should always be on top and they should always be right.

This is a foolish and deeply psychological and sick notion that is even being perpetuated by those who say that they are not racists. The only question they have to ask themselves is, can a Black person do my job better or would I recommend a qualified African American over and against my close white friend for the position? Many will say yes but will do nothing to make this a reality. NBCI holds the notion that racism can be found in most white people whether Democratic, Republican, Conservative or Liberal.

Rev. Anthony Evans President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “It has taken us over 70 years in this country to have the moral authority to force a President to confront his racist ideology and his heart. At this rate we will never eliminate racism, bigotry and eradicate white supremacy from the epitaph of American democracy. This is why the Black Church will support a radical change on how we economically sanction an individual or organization that systematically discriminates and violates ones civil and human rights. If you punish them economically they will change faster than the 400 years that African Americans have suffered in this country. This is why the Black Church believes that there is hope for President Trump to realize the deep arrogance of his distorted personality – in Christ.”

We will not utilize the balance of this press release to talk about the President’s lack of humanity towards African Americans, but, we will talk about three things that the nation can do right now that will begin to transform our society:

  1. We need to establish a racial healing commission in every state, city and county in this country and always be reminded to balance our opportunities for everyone.
  2. We must attack and cut out the white, racist, nationalism that exists in our 18,000 police departments across the country.
  3. We must change our discriminatory law, to punish severely, any individual, group or even country that is found guilty of racial discrimination by charging them $5,000,000.00 per violation of someone’s Civil Rights, even if it is a first time offence.

This is why reparation is important.

This is a capitalist country and in order to change the very nature of an individual and his actions and even his notion of fairness is to apply the most severe economic sanctions against them or their family in order to realize the depth of what they are destroying. This is not a foreign notion of economic sanctions, even against individuals, we impose economic individual sanctions on people around the world on practically a daily basis. Coupled with our existing Civil Rights Laws we will see racism eliminated in a shorter time than if we do nothing at all which only perpetuates the problem for the next 100 years.

We cannot change people’s hearts, nor their minds and not even their souls. We can however attack them economically to make sure that their behavior towards one another will cost them dearly. Racism must stop and the Black and White Church must play a decisive role in stopping it.

Source: National Black Church Initiative

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The National Black Church Initiative Authorizes 15,000 Black Churches In Response To the National Emergency Opioid Crisis, Calls To Create a National Faith-Based Opioid Crisis Task Force

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, has answered the call from our nation by making available 15,000 Black Churches to assist in the opioid crisis and has created a national task force of inter-faith religious leaders to serve as an advisory board to the federal government, state governments, foundations and organizations like the National Governors Association, and the United States Conference of Mayors. Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, has sent an emergency letter to the Governors Association and the Conference of Mayors to offer the Black Church’s assistance in this national crisis.

NBCI recognizes that the opioid crisis requires a rapid and comprehensive response. We clearly understand that this crisis does not only affect the individual but also the entire family, their community, and first responders. This is why we are taking a proactive stance to authorize 15,000 of our Churches in organizing their ministries to assist several state, local and county officials in the areas of, but not limited to: emergency shelters, housing, food, clothing, peer to peer counseling, and volunteers. We have learned from the crack epidemic in the 80s that the Church needs a more proactive strategy to combat and contain this emerging crisis. This is why, over the past month, we have reached out to major inter-faith leaders across regions and denominations to form a faith-based task force to assist the National Commission on Opioid Abuse, Governors, Mayors, and local health officials.

It is the proper role of the Church to be able to respond in this manner and to bring some healing to those communities in crisis.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “For the past 8 months we have been working with a number of states—Florida, Virginia, Minnesota, and New York—offering them a comprehensive science based, data driven, clinical approach to help slow the crisis down so that we can approach this as a nation and as a community in a logical, substantive response. The Church urges all states to work very closely with all faith communities. Today I am happy to report that over 7,000 African American Churches have opioid ministries in the states listed above. We will increase the Church participation at 50% over the next 6 months, bringing our total to over 15,000 Churches out of our 34,000 Church network engaged in helping states, governors and communities deal with this growing and unabated crisis.”

Just today Rev. Evans authorized his staff to focus on the state of Maryland which has the dubious title of being the number one state in the nation with the most opioid related deaths. It just was reported that in 2017 the State of Maryland deaths have increased by 36% when compared with this time last year. NBCI clinical experts, staff and volunteers will be reaching out to Governor Hogan and the entire State of Maryland to offer their assistance on how to begin to decrease these numbers and put in place a sensible, scientific based, clinical response. The National Black Church Initiative has come up with an innovative response that they are sharing with the states listed above and any other states that need its help. We know that this will be a long fight but we will win it in the Name of God.

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Again Denounces Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel For Not Implementing Its Black on Black Crime Prevention Plan

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, denounce Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel for not being willing to even acknowledge the receipt of its plan or implement the The National Black Church Initiative Crime Prevention Proposal For Chicago, Illinois: Working to Institute a Scientific Solution-Based Approach in Solving Black on Black Crime. We sent the Mayor a confidential plan over one year ago and he never acknowledged receiving it nor is he inquisitive enough to have contacted us so that we may provide critical technical assistance to Chicago. The Mayor unveiled a similar plan one year ago, however, it was not as innovative as NBCI’s own, though it is obvious as to the result of the Mayor’s plan. It has spectacularly failed.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “The National Black Church Initiative stands ready to work with the City of Chicago and even this Mayor to offer an innovative approach based upon the latest law enforcement advancements and science, and a deep sense of African American culture to help this City overcome its deep pain of driving its African American citizens to such an nth psychological degree that they truly believe that there is no value to life and they get to kill at will. NBCI’s plan would transform Chicago in 18 months if given the necessary resources to do so and we can literally do it without law enforcement. Even though Chicago Police Department have no moral integrity we are still willing to work with them to demonstrate the uniqueness of this plan.

We are willing to challenge the City leaders of Chicago to provide $3,500,000.00 in grant money and they will see a dramatic change in the crime rate in one of the hot spots of Chicago drop to almost 45%. We challenge them to take this major leap, even though we know that the core issue of their inaction is due to the fact that in the deep center of their human heart, they are cold-hearted racists. This is one of the core reasons why the violence rages on without any sign of abatement. The Black Church would be derelict in its duties if we are not willing to step up to the plate and offer the City of Chicago a plan to serve and save its humanity. NBCI can get the job done.”

Even President Trump has upstaged the Chicago Police by sending in ATF Federal Agents to assist them in their crime fighting techniques. Like the Mayor’s plan this will not work as well. Our plan clearly sees the community as the key point in stopping crime in Chicago.

Since sending the plan the crime has not abated not one inch and the Chicago Police Department continue to be morally corrupt to its core with little redeeming values. The Bible teaches us that sometimes we must deal with evil to transform it. The Mayor is drunk with arrogance, thinking he knows what is best for the Black community. If someone had said this about Jewish people they would be called anti-Semitic. This is why the Mayor is the worst of the racists, because he patronizes and at the same time demonstrates the depth of his inhumanity to the people that God allowed him to serve. The Black Church tried to warn Black Chicagoans not to re-elect him and now they are suffering at the arrogance of a man who has not shown that he has a heart in a long time. His in your face and nasty leadership style has not moved Chicago forward one inch.

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Is Outraged At the Light Sentence Given To Michelle Carter – Another Young White Girl Gets Off Easy With Murder

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is morally outraged at the light sentence that Judge Lawrence Moniz gave to Michelle Carter citing extraneous circumstances. There were no extraneous circumstances in this case, it was plain and simple. She took advantage of her boyfriend’s mental state and compelled him through verbal harassment to commit suicide. In the eyes of the Church this is murder. This is an eerie reminder of when Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her little innocent child, Caylee Anthony.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “The extraneous circumstances in this case, is the fact that Ms. Carter knew the mental state of her boyfriend, she manipulated, she used, abused and decided to play God with the life of that young man by telling him through a text ‘Just kill yourself…’ Judge Lawrence Moniz is allowing her to be slapped on the wrist for such an egregious act – that amounts to human depravity. The point here is that if this young lady was a man, a Black man, a Black woman, a Latino man, or a Latino woman, the court would have felt compelled to make an example of this young person’s generation that cyber bullying is egregious and morally wrong. Thus they would have moved with all haste to impose one of the most strenuous sentences we have ever seen. However, if you are white, female, young and can cry on cue, you get a pass and a slap on the wrist while the other family is allowed to sink in an emotional abyss of disbelief and hurt at the loss of their son.”

In the age of cyber bullying, young women and young men are utilizing a viable social tool to harass, belittle, and bully some of God’s most vulnerable children, even to death. This is not the first case, neither will it be the last case, but Judge Lawrence Moniz, because he did not want to be overturned by the appellate court of Massachusetts, decided to play it careful and to sentence her to the lowest common denominator of the sentencing guidelines. At the same time, granting a stay so that she can be free to verbally violate other persons or men. This is not justice, this is white justice. Here is another case of a privileged young woman who has forced the family of the victim to wait three years for any sort of justice and at the time of conviction, still the court refused to put her in jail.

The Church cannot stand by and allow the court to be the arbitrator of societal ethics and to tell us that a murder is not a murder, that stealing is not stealing, that lying is not lying, when you are white, female and privileged. This is another case of America being slapped in its face with the injustice that we all will receive because we are not white, female and privileged.

 

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Says Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges Is Morally Unfit For Office Due To her Double Standard In The Police Killings of Philando Castile and Justine Ruszczyk, and Therefore she Should Go

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, believes that Mayor Hodges is morally unfit for office and call for her not to be re-elected. She cleverly fired the white female Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau as a cover for her double standards that she will display during this particular case because it involves a foreign national, Officer Mohamed Noor, and a white woman, the deceased Justine Ruszczyk.

The National Black Church Initiative expresses our deepest condolences to Justine Ruszczyk’s family. You continue to be in our prayers and on our minds.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “White mayors and white police chiefs are twin puppets of evil when it comes down to shootings. Their motto is, they are protecting each other’s backs at any cost. Even to the lowering of the community’s cultural standards. This is why the Black Church must speak out, because the city fathers of Minneapolis, the heads of utilities, the largest insurance companies, the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trades and heads of the Lions and Rotary Clubs do not have the moral aptitude to see that their community is being dragged down with a person like Hodges at the head of it. I am urging all the citizens of good will, Black and White of Minneapolis, not to cast your vote for a racist, murderous police department and its mayor, Betsy Hodges.”

Mayor Hodges has displayed a double standard and presided over a racist police department that is guilty of murdering its own citizens. Between the death of Philando Castile and her carefully worded statement regarding his death, as well as the killing of Justine Ruszczyk there has been nothing happening within the cultural environment of the institution of the police department that would have prevented her death.

Simply put they continued with business as usual. It sent a very loud message to every officer, especially white officers, that the Minneapolis Police Department has their back and if anything happened they would get a financial parachute out of the deal. The last officer got $48,000.00 and was acquitted. This officer however, because of the deep racism of our society may get convicted simply because he did not shoot a ‘nigga’ he shot a white woman. Our society still suffers from a philosophical and racial double standard. Mayor Hodges is the chief cheerleader of that double standard. If she is willing to sacrifice her white female police chief she is willing to do anything to get re-elected therefore the Black Church concludes she is unethical and morally unfit to lead the citizens of Minneapolis.

 

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative With Its 34,000 Churches Supports Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the Republican Party To Kill the DC Assisted-Suicide Law

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, with over 800 local churches in the District of Columbia congratulates Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the other Republicans in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Appropriation Committee, who voted to block the implementation of the District of Columbia’s Death with Dignity Act.[1]

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “The National Black Church Initiative with its 34,000 churches, 15.7 million members and 800 district churches commend and stand with Representative Andy Harris, Republican of Maryland who is positioned to protect the dignity of life. We want Congress to kill the District of Columbia Assisted-Suicide Bill and we stand with the Republicans on this issue over and against the liberal, radical feminists who want the old and the poor to commit suicide and get out of the way.”

“What type of society do we have when the Government’s top leaders are encouraging people, mainly the old the poor and the Black to commit suicide? This means that our politicians have reached a level of depravity that even God does not recognize. This is why the Black Church must stand up for the poor, the rejected, the disinherited and those whose backs are against the wall.”

Many of our older members of our congregations tell us with a paranoid type of voice that they know exactly what is going on here. The white developers want and have stolen the homes of African American old and poor and now want to encourage their suicide to get them out of the way so that the young, white and rich can move into the District.”

The National Black Church Initiative supports Speaker Ryan and House Republicans and urge them to block and kill the DC Assisted-Suicide Law. The Black Church strongly believes that this law is poorly written and does not have a theological, philosophical or a medical justification for it in the District of Columbia. Many older African Americans who have lived in the District for over 50 years believe that they are being targeted by this law.

DC Councilmember Mary Cheh who introduced this Bill for whatever apparent reason is one of the most uncompassionate and unethical people on the City Council. Let us explain. There has not been tens of thousands of District residents crying out for an Assisted-Suicide Bill. There is no one in her family who is dying. She simply believes she has the right to decide who lives and who dies because she is a constitutional lawyer. The Black Church believes such an individual is dangerous to be so unethically arrogant to believe they can determine the definition of life and death. This is why the Church calls her Bill purely evil in nature. The question is, what is her raw emotional motive for doing this?

Mayor Bowser argues that this is an encroachment on the sovereignty of the citizens of the District of Columbia. How foolish can one person be? No citizens of the District of Columbia are hollering from the depths of their souls to kill them or allow them to die. Who is she protecting with this false notion of sovereignty when the lives of our older citizens are on the line? Let us get this right. She wants the power to allow individuals to kill themselves but as Mayor, and as a Black woman, she does not care about the killing that takes place every single night in the District of Columbia between young Black males which she is incapable of stopping with a police force of 35-5,000 sworn officers. All of a sudden she is paralyzed to stop such killing but wants the authority to allow people to kill themselves. This is a classic case of one person dying spiritually and drunk with power.

Mayor Bowser represents what is wrong with liberal Black politicians who jump onto the wagon of the District authority over and against the will of God and their own community. She and Mary Cheh represent what is the worst of when it comes down to being liberal and radical feminists. Both of them, like Hillary Clinton want to prove to everyone that they can kill like the rest of them and the Black Church will have none of it. Kill this Bill!

 

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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Citing “Major Moral Problems”, the National Black Church Initiative Expresses Support For the AME Council of Bishops’ Open Letter To the NAACP

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, agrees with the AME Council of Bishops in that the NAACP organizational structure, governance, the issues surrounding transparency, the infighting, its support of the cigarette and liquor industries and its whole hearted endorsement of the radical gay agenda puts it in a moral crossroads with the Black Church. The NAACP expect the Black Church to turn a blind eye to all of its ethical and moral dilemmas that vary from its original mission. The Black Church is willing to financially support the NAACP, but it must clean up its ethical house.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “This is why NBCI made it publicly known that the NAACP will not represent the Black Church’s interests anymore after they threw us under the bus and washed us down the drain on every substantive issue there is. It is all about the money to them. We will do everything in our power to save the NAACP from themselves but they must be willing to be saved first. However, there is another crisis to emerge in the NAACP as they try to engineer the first African American woman president of the NAACP, its former Chair of the Board. We will not support her or the NAACP going forward unless there is substantial reform in terms of their governance and a re-commitment to their original mission.”

The moral scandals of its past presidents concerning sexual immorality and now its wholehearted support of the radical gay agenda over and above its support for African American males killed by white racist cops and its lukewarm opposition to the Trump Administration undermines the Black community’s agenda for equality. In other words the NAACP has been morally compromised on top of its unyielding 64 member Board, who have been told by everyone for the past 30 years that it simply does not work.

The Black masses have begun to ignore them with how they continue to sell out our vote and our moral position to the highest white bidder. How can the NAACP speak for the Black community when it goes against everything the Black Church and the Black community is standing for? The NAACP’s lukewarm defense of African American women’s issues, lukewarm defense of African American male issues but its robust defense of the radical gay agenda gives NBCI’s 34,000 Black Churches no compelling reasons to support them economically.

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Issues Its Own National Health Plan To Counter House and Senate Versions

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, sent to Senator McConnell and the entire senate its own health care plan that restores the 800-billion-dollar Medicaid cut. NBCI’s plan is called Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation.

NBCI’s plan does not leave anyone out of the equation in terms of sacrifice. There are no sacred cows here. We believe that we have presented a fair and balanced plan that will also generate revenues as well as cut them; this plan will also spend revenues where the problems are such as in places of Health Disparities and cultural competency. If the National Black Church Initiative’s Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation is implemented in our existing health care system, the 23 million who are slated to lose their insurance will not lose their coverage and our nation will be more healthy and vibrant.

Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, states with passion that “NBCI’s Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation is a direct answer to the House and Senate health plan versions. We could not stand by and allow these plans to go unanswered. They are morally reprehensible. We did not elect Congress to take away our health safety net, and neither did we elect 40 white individuals who call themselves the Freedom Caucus who want to balance this nation’s health care deficit on the backs of the poor! The Black Church will not stand for any of this! This is why we present a comprehensive health plan for our nation and for African Americans so that families do not have to worry about filing for bankruptcy because of a major health illness. One of the other reasons that causes one’s blood to boil is that these individuals who we have elected in the Senate want to take our money and not give us what we need to stay healthy and affirm our humanity in God. NBCI’s Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation calls for everyone to make a sacrifice, leaving no sacred cows, lower prescription drug prices and mental health services, and for the first time, lower premiums which neither the House nor Senate plans do.”

Here is an overview of the plan:

  1. This plan deals with onerous taxes and regulations of the Affordable Care Act,
  2. Mean testing some of our rich seniors without abandoning them,
  3. A limit on liability,
  4. Responsibility on those who use the system the most, the poor.
  5. A lowering of health care premiums to 15% of income for working individuals and families,
  6. A lowering of prescription drug prices without hindering innovative new drug and therapy development,
  7. A complete analysis of the most expensive health care conditions of this nation, namely cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases, and a game plan for dealing with them at the time we need to deal with them, and
  8. Five-billion-dollar plan to eradicate health disparities and focus on cultural competencies.

We have not dodged our moral commitment to providing healthcare for all. This plan is deeply written with compassion and love for everyone and does not favor anyone. Most importantly, this plan calls for the restoration of the 800-billion-dollar redirection of funding by the Affordable Care Act, the American Health Care Act, and the Better Reconciliation and Care Act. The redirecting of the 800 billion dollars is morally incomprehensible.

We will embrace God’s promise for our nation as stated in our Declaration of Independence that “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting-edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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34,000 Black Churches In America Send a Stern Message To The Government Of Qatar – Stop Persecuting the People of Christ

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, has issued a stern warning to the government of Qatar concerning the persecution of Christians.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative said, “As a member of the African American clergy and President of the National Black Church Initiative, I have every reason to be concerned with the fate of the Christian Church communities of the Arab World. From Qatar to Iraq, these ancient churches have not only survived through centuries of hardship, foreign invasions, and domestic repression, they have also played an important role in contributing to Christian culture and Islamic civilization.

“We are heartbroken to learn of the extent of the persecution of our brothers and sisters in Christ in Qatar,” Evans said. “They are being treated as slaves. They are being persecuted for their belief in Jesus Christ our Lord and our Savior. They are being overworked, underpaid and disrespected all at the same time.”

“The National Black Church Initiative will not sit by quietly and allow this persecution to continue. We are organizing our churches across the country to contact their representatives in Congress and we want the severest sanctions against the government of Qatar, for the continued persecution of religious minorities simply because of their faith,” said Evans

The National Black Church Initiative is concerned because we are an African American Church Coalition who believes that our country, and the West in general, has, on too many occasions, negatively contributed to the conflicts that are unsettling the Middle East today. We are concerned lest we err again taking steps out of blind ignorance that would only make the regional situation more volatile and precarious.

Given the unsettling hostilities of the Middle East, Christian minority religious groups find themselves at great risk. Caught in the midst of sectarian conflicts brought on by war, occupation, repression, and severe social and political dislocation, Christian communities have paid a terrible price, most especially in Qatar, and Iraq. Whether forced to flee the violence of the civil wars that have ravaged these countries, or expelled by the Muslim Brotherhood as part of genocidal “cleansing” campaigns, the size of these once vibrant Christian communities has been so depleted, that some rightly fear their extinction in their homelands.

Since these ancient churches date back to the time of Christ, it is inconceivable to imagine a Middle East without Christian communities. In a real sense, what is at stake is not just the survival of these important minorities; it is the future of the region, itself. Intolerant and violent extremist groups like Muslim Brotherhood, and their kin, pose an existential challenge not only to Christians.

Of course, given the horrific displays of violence and intolerance in Qatar, the immediate question before us is what is to be done now to defend Christians and other minorities put at risk by the raging conflict. For several reasons, we are participating in the international debate both as concerned citizens as well as members of the National Black Church Initiative.

We also acknowledge and also decry increases in intolerance against Muslims. Just as it is important that we be concerned not to allow the defense of Christians to serve as a cover for the agenda of the war-hawks, we must also not allow it to degenerate into Muslim-bashing.

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Wants To Put the Nail In the Coffin of a Potential Third Run For President By Hillary Clinton: Organization Puts Former Senator on Notice, Says the Black Church Will Not Support her If There’s a Next Time Around

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, will not support Senator Clinton’s third run for the Presidency. She has lost twice and that is more than any man has done. Hillary is way too liberal and far too hawkish. She will kill a mouse in an instant with a drone like Obama did, and the Black Church wants nothing to do with that. To those who try to float the idea to give her another bite at it, we want to put the nail in the coffin that this will not happen.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “Hillary, like Obama, tried to stuff down the throats of the Black Church, a radical gay agenda by appointing the first openly gay campaign manager. She thought that we would be so despised of Trump that we would even violate our own Church teachings to support her. She was wrong and we will never support her ever again.”

She needs to spend her time apologizing for what the Clinton Foundation did to the Haitian people. It was appalling. They allegedly stole millions of dollars sent for the homeless Haitians. This was one of the central reasons as to why the Black poor, and the Black Church did not support her candidacy. When you steal from the poorest of the poor you do not deserve a third chance at anything. The Clinton Foundation should do all that they can to uplift the people of Haiti and they should use the treasury of their Foundation to repent.

Senator Clinton, that many do not know, is a hawk. That simply means that she would use the military to wage war, to bomb supposedly all of our enemies and place us in a cycle of violence all over again. The Black Church says there is no way we will support a candidate who is such a bloodthirsty warmonger. She should retire.

 

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino Churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, Churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltBlackChurch.com.

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