LIFE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE

A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of people  who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away.

 

They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

 

At first these people breathed a sigh of relief. At last, they said, No more crime, drugs, violence and welfare.

 

All of the blacks have gone! Then suddenly, reality set in. The "NEW AMERICA" is not America at all-only a barren land.

 

1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

 

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Miles, a black man improved on the invention of the elevator, and  without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

 

3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift. Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man, invented the traffic signals.


4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.
 

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

 

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books since John Love invented an improved pencil sharpener, William Purvis invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.


7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine., William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

 

8. The lawns were brown and wilted since Joseph Smith who was also black, invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

 

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Lattimer later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop &

Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

 

10. Their children met them at the door-barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons recieved a patent on an improved Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

 

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

 

Now, isn't that something? What would this world be like without the contributions of Blacks or African-Americans?


Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "by the time we leave for work, Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks."

 

Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. Dubois.

 

Credit has not always be given to those of original inventions. The book "The Black Book" by Middleton A. Harris is a very good reference source for researching inventions and patents from African Americans.

 

I Am a "Kept" Woman

You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind, but GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3)

There were times when I thought I could go no longer, but the LORD kept
 me moving. (Gen 28:15)

At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me
wrong, but the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Ps. 13)

Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough, but GOD has helped me
  to keep the lights on, the water on, the car paid, the house paid,  etc..,  (Matt. 6:25-34)

When I thought I would fall, HE kept me up.  When I thought I was weak,
HE  kept me strong!  (I Pet. 5:7, Matt. 11:28-30)

I could go on and on and on, but I'm sure you hear me!
Praise the Lord and pass the filet mignon! I'm blessed to be "KEPT."

Are you...or do you know a "kept" woman?
 

The Plan of the Master Weaver

Our lives are but fine weavings

That God and we prepare.

Each life becomes a fabric planned

And fashioned in His care....

 

We may not always see just how

The weavings intertwine.

But we must trust the Master's hand

And follow His design

For He can view the pattern

Upon the upper side.

While we must look from underneath

And trust in Him to guide.

 

Sometimes a strand of sorrow

Is added to His plan,

And though its difficult for us,

We still must understand

That its He who knows what's best.

So, we must weave in patience

And leave to Him the rest....

 

Not till the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Shall God unroll the canvas

And explain the reason why....

The dark threads are as needed

In the Weaver's skillfull hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the patterns He has planned.

 

Author Unknown

 

RAISED IN A BLACK CHURCH?
        

Can you fill in the blanks:

"First giving ______ to God, who is the _______ of my life, I'd like to say I'm glad to be in the ________ of the Lord one mo' time. Cause he brought me from a ___long_____. I coulda been dead, sleeping in my ________, but God is_______ all the ________, and all the_____, God is _______. He's a _______ over troubled waters. He's a mother to the ________, and a_________to the __________, a doctor in a ________ room, and a___________ in the courtroom! (smile) He's the_______ of the valley, a bright and ________star. He got up early one __________ mon'ing,with all __________ in his
_______. Pray for me that I grow _________ in the Lord." Also, as you look in your church_______, under the special _________ please keep in your prayer _______ Sista Buela-Mae Jenkins who will be having her ________ surgery this week. And while you give your tithes and _______ we humbly ask that you contribute to the church_______ fund and we will be celebrating the pastor's fifteenth________ so

anybody please who serves on the _______ board please meet in the ________ following_________. And the women's auxiliary will be selling ________ dinners for $7.00 a _____ along with the youth ______ who will be having their annual ______ sale to help fund their trip to the national youth ministry_______in Tennessee this s! ummer. Parents please be _______that vacation_______school begins June 19, please have your child________ by May 13. You knew them all, if not most of them, didn't you?!!! You must go to a
black church!

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