Activists discuss social injustice at World Premier screening of film in Phoenix!

 

We had such a great night at the world premier screening of our film #Bars4Justice! There were community activists, leaders, organizers, artists, and hip hop heads all there to discuss as a whole what we can do as a community to make a difference. WestCoast Kam was there and he talked about his role as an artists, hiphop and advocacy. Staring in the film is Jasiri X who flew all the way from Pittsburg, PA. There was a question and answer session with him where we spoke about his role as a hiphop activist. So we want to bring the film to your city to encourage and promote how hip hop and the arts can be used as a tool for positive change.

 

For info about screening in your area contact:

get@nation19.com

909.380.2138

Filmmakers bring Ferguson to Phoenix’s Hip Hop community… Sheriff Arpaio not invited.

On October 1st, community leaders along with local and national Hip Hop artist will meet in Phoenix to discuss racial profiling, police brutality, SB1070 laws, and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This will take place at a premier screening of a short film “#Bars4Justice” (view or download media kit) Presented by Nation19 and Directed by award winning filmmakers Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali. “We believe this is the perfect time to use different approaches to activism especially in the state of our society today, and encouraging advocacy through hip hop can help educate and position today’s youth locally and nationally” said Queen. The film includes cameo appearances by Academy Award® winner artist Common (Selma) along with Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, M1 from Dead Prez, Jasiri X, Cornell West, Bree Newsome, and activists from all over the country. “This film documents the new generation of civil right activists who don’t sing We shall overcome they chant… Fight the Power” said Hakeem. “Bars4Justice” was filmed in Ferguson in the midst of yet another officer involved shooting during the anniversary of Michael Browns death who was killed by officer Darren Wilson on the same day a year prior.


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With the growing epidemic of police deadly force against people of color, community activism has become a necessity.  While community activism is progressing, there is another revolution on the rise that has not yet been televised. The revolution of HipHop advocacy and the rise of MC’s rapping about social issues.

Subsequent screenings of the film #Bars4Justice are being scheduled in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York, Honolulu, and Ferguson. To find out more about screening the film in your area contact 909.380.2138 or email get[at]nation19.com.


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Facts:
  • Since the 2014 killings of unarmed 17 year old Mike brown in Ferguson, and unarmed  34-year-old father of four Rumain Brisbon in Phoenix, 1100+ people were killed at the hands of police.
  • Arizona ranks among the highest in nation for deaths by Cops
  • No FM or AM radio station currently play conscious Hip Hop in Phoenix
  • Officer Mark Rine was not charged for the killing of unarmed father Rumain Brisbon.
  • Since then Arizona passed a law in 2015 that will shield names of police in ‘deadly force’ killings.
  • The Public Enemy music video for “By the Time I Get to Arizona” aired on MTV only one time in 1991. However, PE’s message spread:
    The NFL pulled the 1993 Super Bowl from Tempe, Arizona, and thousands of conventions and tourists followed suit. It’s estimated the state lost $350 million in revenue before voters reconsidered the referendum in a 1993 vote, re-instating the King holiday.

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What does “bars” 4justice mean?
The most popular time signature in music  is the 4/4 measure and 4 bars is usually 1/4th  of a rap verse (16 bars).


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About Bars4Justice:
Bars4Justice is a documentary film shot on location in St Louis and Ferguson. The film follows Emcee / Community activist Jasiri X who was invited to perform at a benefit concert on August 9th 2015 along with Common, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique, Cornell West, and Bree Newsome. The screening and live Q&A discussion with Jasiri X on Hip Hop’s roll in activism locally and nationally will take place on October 1st 2015 at:
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Mod HQ 

2828 N. Central Ave. 
Suite 100 (First Floor)
Phoenix, AZ  85004
(Southwest corner of Central and Thomas)
602.687.9417 (Venue)
909.380.2138 (Nation19)

6:30PM to 9:00PM 

Space is limited (so come early)
Free admission
Free parking

All ages welcomed


Featuring

In order of appearance
Jasiri X
Talib Kweli
Fubar St Louis
Tory Russell (Hands up United)
Kayla Reed (OBS)
Kendra Ross
The Ferguson Poet
Cornell West
Bree Newsome
Immortal Technique
Tef Poe
T-Dubb-O
Pharaoh Monch
Bun B (UGK)
M1 (Dead Prez)
Common
Family of Mike Brown
Rev. Renita Lamkin
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Rev Traci Blackmon
Rahiel Tesfamariam (Urban Cusp)
Rabbi Susan Talve ( Reform Congregation)
Rev Michael McBride
Protestors
Davey D
Rosa Clamente
Deray Mckesson (We The Protesters)
Andre Anderson, Chief of Police Ferguson

 


You waited long enough! #Bars4Justice

You have waited long enough, and although we were to announce winners Sep 1st, we had a great lyrical hiphop debate on who the winner should be over the past 2 days lol.. On top of the prizes the winners will also be featured on an upcoming #Bars4Justice track for YOU to enjoy for FREE!! APDTA!

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Annnnnnd the Grand Prize Winner iiiiiiisssss!!!!!

Quadir Lateef!!

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

#JusticeorElse prize pack from Nation19 Magazine, 1Hood, and YoSoy™
2 NIGHTS STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MINUTES AWAY FROM THE MALL VALUED AT $600!

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SECOND PLACE WINNER

MC Friction !!:

 

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A Big Thank you to ALL our contestants and congrats to ALL the WINNERS!!!

 

Nation19 or Jasiri X are neither responsible nor liable for any damages that may occur to the hotel or hotel room. Once a Grandprize winner is chosen, total responsibility of the room, and questions about the hotel will be between the hotel and the chosen winner. All ages may enter. Prizes for winners under 18 will be defaulted to parents or legal guardian.

Any #Bars4Justice videos posted/submitted may be used for Nation19 video promotions or ongoing projects .

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown taken off of life support on the same day Michael Jackson was killed.

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care after months in hospital. Her aunt Pat Houston said Brown’s condition had worsened.

“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate…as of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now,” the statement read.

What is strange is this was all done on the 6th year anniversary of the murder of Michael Jackson which is today. What is also strange is that both Whitney Houston and her daughter were both found unconscious in a bathtub three years apart.

If you think we are just sensationalizing all this, check this out. On Jerod Brown’s Facebook page the nephew of Bobby Brown he posted that both Houston and his cousin Bobbi Kristina Brown were preyed upon by those who wanted them dead.

“Auntie Whitney was murdered not drowned. That’s a fact. Now the whole bathroom plot shows up again w/ Bobbi Kristina’s situation. C’mon are you people that bold to try to perform this act again on my family. And the public believes whatever these people put in their faces, i mean it is convincing if you’re not on the inside … Soon evidence will be handed over to assist this investigation.”

Jerod Brown suggests that a family member was responsible for Whitney Houston’s death. He also suggests that Bobbi Kristina never trusted that person or persons.

Pat Houston, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager, was appointed administrator of the trust fund set up for her Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi is also the daughter of the singer Bobby Brown. He, along with Pat Houston, were appointed her co-guardians.

Christians and Muslims unite in Washington DC to demand Justice or Else: #justiceorelse

Less than one week from the horrific slayings of 9 innocent black people at Charlotte AME Church came a solid wall of unity and power. Muslims, Christians and the media assembled at the Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington DC for the official press conference announcing the 20th Anniversary of the Million March March which will be held on 10-10-2015.

The press conference started with prayer and introductions by freedom fighter Tamika Mallory, Reverend Willie Wilson and Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple who electrified the audience by saying “Christians are going to unite with the Nation of Islam and nobody is going to turn us around.”

The key note speaker, The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan brought the house down with powerful words of separation and economic withdrawal opposed to the message of atonement 20 years ago. Addressing the recent motions to remove the Confederate flags from government buildings The Minister said  “I don’t know what this fuss is about putting the Confederate Flag down, we need to put the American Flag down because we caught just as much hell over that! what the hell is the use paying allegiance to that Flag! (American flag)” He continued by saying “We fought in wars under that flag, then came home and got hung under that flag”. The Minister also said he respects the United States Flag as a independent nation.

Here are some real statistics concerning the conditions in the US today.

-45.3M people in the USA are living in poverty.

-Black unemployment is twice that of whites

-60% of people in prison are Black & Latino

-32% of Native American youth under 18 live in poverty

-28hrs from now police will have murdered someone Black
***Source justiceorelse.com***

Minister Farrakhan stressed that “the real thug don’t rob banks, he robs countries”. He noted that Justice is what black people know because of the brutal mistreatment by whites for more than 460 years. He also explained that the “Or Else” is God.

To join over a million people on 10.10.15 go to http://www.justiceorelse.com and mobilize now!

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Blasting Through E3 2015 with Nation19!

E3 2015 was full of excitement from day one June 15th, until the last hour today June 18th. If you don’t know what E3 is, it is the biggest convention of video games on the planet. There are others, like Tokyo Game Show and Pax, but what makes E3 the biggest is that it is primarily the place where million to billion dollar deals go down between all of the major gaming companies. It’s not open to the public basically for that reason. Game developers, publishers and investors all gather to show off their latest works, ideas and investment plans. This year was no exception and we’re here to bring you a little run through of what we saw during our time there.Blasting Through E3_Nation19_PS

First off, this show was full energy! All three of the major console companies (Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft) came with fire! Nintendo had Starfox Zero which was literally for some people like a dream come true. There has not been an installment in the Starfox series since the days of Gamecube, and since the days of the N64 for the flight sim style shooter genre of Starfox games. Nintendo’s 3DS was full of surprises with a full array of new titles coming like a new Fire Emblem game and a game called Yokai Watch, an insanely popular role playing game straight from Japan that has sold upwards of 10 million copies there and will be making its first appearance stateside this year. Microsoft brought their guns out literally with new Halo and Gears of Wars titles, and their smooth cars came breezing through with their latest Forza installment as well. Microsoft also showcased briefly a game developed by the original Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune called Recore. ( Keiji Inafune is an OG).  Sony blew threw the gates with The Last Guardian, a highly anticipated sequel to the games Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, it overwhelmed some people. As did the announcement that a remake of Final Fantasy 7 is in the works. I personally know two people who cried at this announcement, its that big! For the fighters, Street Fighter 5 was there playable, and it’s the business! Hadouken! Sonic Boom! (Whatchu know about that!) Street Fighter 5 will be an exclusive Playstation 4 title, releasing Spring next year.Blasting Through E3_Nation19_Xbox

There were also many third party developers and other electronic developers in attendance. The new Rockband 4 was in full swing as was the new Guitar Hero. Both games are ready to get the party started, with Guitar Hero showcasing a new guitar utilizing 6 buttons, 3 on top of 3, making the strumming of your gaming guitar a little more realistic in gaming terms. Nyko had brand new hard drive solutions for the gamers who download mass games from their respective favorite companies’ online stores. There was even a company who had a tailgate-party style full speaker and TV solution that got the party started anywhere your truck’s tailgate can be opened.

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Overall the show was a wakeup call and a refreshment to all who were involved. Basically it showed that even in the state that the economy is in and is headed in, billions of dollars can be circulated if you have the right ideas and can execute those ideas in ways that the masses can enjoy themselves. For many, that’s what videogames are all about. They are a quick escape from the everyday life into a different world, a fun filled challenge between good friends, or maybe even the bridge that connects two soul mates haha! As long as people can enjoy themselves, there is money to be made in the video game industry. Do you have any new video game ideas? Are they fun? Are they really fun,or do you lowkey think they are whack? Let us know!

Written by Jahsua Muhammad Ali (Nation19 Gaming Expert)

Why every Rapper should observe Ramadan

A celebrity customer called us and wanted to buy the new Pillars Tee but was kinda worried about rocking it because he wasn’t a Muslim. We explained that although the shirt is made for people observing Ramadan, the significance can be practiced by anyone with a little discipline.

Here is how everyone, even Rappers can observe Ramadan, still stay fresh, and not be Muslim…..of course if you are not Muslim already. lol


Ramadan starts this month on June 17th and will continue for 30 days until or around Friday, the 17th of July.

Faith: Belief in God or a Supreme Being is at the center of all beliefs both ancient and modern. God may go by different names (Allah, Elohim, Jehovah, Tagaloa) but no person should be praised but the Lord of the Universe. So, not praising your favorite sports figure could wait for a month…lol


Prayer
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Prayer:
Since you can’t text God (unless you have Rakim’s cell phone) you must learn to communicate with The Creator. The more you you communicate the better the relationship gets. Muslims perform five prayers a day. Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform. The real science of prayer in all religions is a direct link between the individual and God. During Ramadan you will be praying with Billions of Muslims, Christians, and Hebrews together.


Charity
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Charity:
 For 30 days lets try being charitable to the people who might be buying your next single. It’s not about giving money away but you can give a little bit of your time. Volunteer at a shelter or helping children. Remember all things belong to God, and wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The original meaning of the word Charity in Arabic is zakat which means both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’


Fasting
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Fasting:
Its not just about abstaining from food, drink, sexual and relations during the sunlight hours, but also avoiding lewd TV programs, lewd movies, music with cursing, fighting, and arguing during this time. If that is too hard and your’e just not “bout that life” try going vegetarian and avoiding anything that is toxic to your body and not uplifting your mind. The goal is to be discipline and to grow.

During Ramadan Muslims fast (no eating or drinking) from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations, yes…really. Facts: Fasting is the best way to cure most sickness, repair vital organs, and is beneficial to health. 


Pilgrimage
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Pilgrimage:
Knowledge of Self is the key to life. During this time pick up a book or magazine about your culture or history and become an expert. If you can, talk to an elder in your family and gain a better perspective about your family history and the ancestors who paved a way for you to be here.


Write about your experience: After showing a little discipline with food, giving charity, studying yourself, no cursing, and avoiding arguments and fights, you may be at a creative high! Put your thoughts in a verse and send it to us (get[at]nation19dotcom) in July and we may pay you to use it in our next film or commercial! … if its dope lol

Also get some dopeness from our store while supplies last. Click Here

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The Inside Job Mother’s Day Sale extended!!

The Unboxing of the “Inside Job” purse! Exclusively for you! You can’t find this purse anywhere but here! Thats why we are extending the sale just for you!! Click link below to order Now!

GET IT ON SALE NOW!

Is Michael Kors a racist? You be the judge.

Is Michael Kors a racist? Here are 3 reasons why you may not want to wear Micheal Kors purses anymore:

Number 1: He doesn’t support Black causes or charities. Why should he? Well the majority of his customers are black women and giving back to the people who made you a millionaire is the right thing to do.

I know he’s a business man and he does’n€™t care about the women buying his purses. Unlike Tommy Hilfiger, who made a conscious effort to connect to hip-hop celebrities and by extension communities of color, Michael Kors has made no attempt to reach a diverse clientele.

I know you’re thinking about the campaign with Halle Berry€, but that was so wack. Buy a teeshirt from him and after you buy his tee, he’s going to feed some children… He’s a Billionaire he doesn’t  need us to buy t-shirts to give. Why not donate from the billions of dollars he makes daily from purses? Or why not feed the children in Brooklyn or other inner cities where the majority of his clientele are?

A Month before he decided to be so charitable A New York Times article pointed out that the Micheal Kors purses which are primarily purchased exclusively by black women are routinely locked up unlike the other brands. I guess he has to protect his bags from all those black women who are spending hundreds of dollars buying them?

Number 2: His designs are not original.

Take a look at the Louis Vuton “€œNeverfull” purse compared to the Michael kors “Jet set travel Tote”€. Look familiar?

And Instead of spending $50,000+ on a pink Hermes Birkin bag made from pink ostrich leather, you can get the bite from Michael Kors Hamilton Large North South Tote.

And look at the Michael Kors, Chanel bite….. Im surprised this guy is not in a lawsuit lol

And Number 3: Michael Kors advertising campaigns generally show no black people or people of color….ever!

He uses White Country Club scenes showing the rich elite in private jets and yachts.. A major contrast to his actual consumers. According to Ebony, Jet, two of the top leading african american publications, he has never advertised in either one.

With Michelle Obama wearing his dress in her official white house picture its no wonder how he got so popular with black women.

Now check out this purse called the inside Job by Nation19. It’s hand made in the United States with durable materials and made by a black designer. It is available by clicking the link and we have a special for Mothers Day. It’s available in Black and White!

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AirAsia jet missing to Singapore; flight started in the Muslim country of Indonesia

Flight QZ 8501 leaving from Indonesia (the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation) to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. Sunday (7:24 p.m. Saturday ET), AirAsia said

“At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available,” 

The plane took off with 155 (total number not confirmed) passengers and crew on board, the news agency Reuters reported, citing Indonesian transport officials.

The flight, an Airbus A320-200, was on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, according to the airline’s website.

The plane left Juanda International Airport at 5:27 a.m. Sunday (5:27 p.m. Saturday ET) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8:37 a.m. Sunday (7:37 p.m. ET), according to the website.

AirAsia is a Malaysia-based airline that is popular in the region as a budget carrier. It has about 100 destinations, with subsidiaries in several Asian countries.

A boy comforts a crying girl during a special prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 18, ...
A boy comforts a crying girl during a special prayer for the passengers of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in central Kuala Lumpur March 18, …

The loss of contact with the AirAsia plane comes nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which dropped off radar over Southeast Asia on March 8. Which has a long list of mysterious incidents surrounding it.

Searchers are yet to find any debris from Flight 370, which officials believe crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

We will post more information soon. Nation19

Why are Christians abandoning Christmas? Here are the reasons some gave.

Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?

By now most people are aware that Corporate America makes most of their yearly profits during the Holliday Season (November 26th-December 26th). During a time set aside for family and good will toward man we see an increase in burglaries, alcohol consumption, stress related sicknesses, drug use and vehicular homicides and less about God and Jesus.  More than ever more Christians are abandoning Christmas – why? Below are the reasons some gave.


“I’m not sure it’s worth keeping Christmas anymore, the holiday has become a road show of reindeer, winter scenes, elves and the God substitute, Santa Claus, who serves as a front for merchants seeking to play on the guilt some parents bear for ignoring their kids the rest of the year.”

“Why participate any longer in this charade where the focal point of worship has shifted from a babe in a manger to a babe in the Victoria ‘s Secret window? . . . No room in the inn has been replaced by no room in the mall parking lot.”

“It’s instructive how just one season away from lusting after material things can break the habit. It’s something like liberation from an addiction or lifestyle choice. Being away from it can cause one to realize the behavior is neither missed nor needed for fulfillment and enjoyment.”

Cal Thomas  (American syndicated columnist who often writes from a Christian perspective)


“You can’t put Christ back into something He was never in. Some people admit the many problems with Christmas. But rather than face up to those problems, some assert that we should “put Christ back in Christmas.

However, it’s impossible to “put Christ back in Christmas” since He never was in Christmas in the first place! He never so much as heard the word “Christmas” during His lifetime on earth, nor did His apostles after Him. You can search the Bible cover to cover but you won’t find the words “Christmas,” “Christmas tree,” “mistletoe,” “holly,” “Santa Claus” or “flying reindeer.”

Putting Christ back in Christmas may sound like a nice sentiment, but it’s really only a misguided effort to try to justify a long-standing human tradition rather than what the Bible tells us we should do.”

S. Ashley, Arvada, Colorado


Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?


“I cannot find Christmas in the Bible nor can I find that Jesus Christ told us to observe Christmas. Santa Claus is a lie that some people teach their children every year. For that matter, Christmas is false since it has nothing to do with Christ or His birthday.

“Beyond this, business people, who make most of their income during this time of the year, have increasingly promoted Christmas. Well-meaning people go in debt during Christmas time to give gifts to other people, which in turn motivates other people to give gifts to them. It makes no sense to keep a religious holiday that is not biblical, that Christ never sanctioned, that promotes lying to children, that puts people in debt and that blinds people to what Christ really taught.”

—P.A., Georgia


“It is a historical fact that Christmas is not the day or the season when Christ was born. So why observe a day that is a lie? Most people do not want to admit this fact. For example, how does the use of Santa Claus depict the birth of Christ? How does the Christmas tree depict Christ? Celebrating Christmas violates at least the First, Second and Third Commandments of God’s Ten Commandments. Observing a pagan holiday is a sin. God condemns the worship of pagan gods.

“The Bible does not command people to observe the birth of Christ as a holiday. This day, Dec. 25, is the date that has been observed for centuries as a pagan holiday in honor of the pagan sun god. God commands those who want to serve Him not to observe pagan holidays or any custom that breaks His holy laws.”

—D.S., California


“Our family traditionally celebrated Christmas on Dec. 24. We then followed up with a family day on Dec. 25. One day I had a strong desire to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, which I thought I had been doing up to that point. I met a number of people who were having the same strange experience. We asked ourselves, ‘What does God think about Christmas?’ ‘Are we truly pleasing God?’ ‘Am I doing something that Jesus did and taught?’

“I began to think of the songs we sang, ‘O Tannenbaum’ and ‘Oh! Christmas Tree.’ I had been singing to a tree as though it were alive and had some strange power. We decorated it and placed our gifts below the tree as though the gifts and good feeling emanated from and through the tree.

“I thought about the words to ‘Silent Night, Holy Night,’ a truly beautiful piece of music. I wondered about shepherds and their flocks in the fields on a lovely evening at the end of December. But this was a contradiction. December was a very cold time of the year and sheep wouldn’t be in open fields during that time.

“The Christmas stories about Santa Claus and the shepherds in the fields on Christmas Eve were false. I found out that Jerusalem has rain and cold that time of year and it sometimes snows in the region. Sheep are sheltered in the wintertime, not left out in inclement weather.

“I discovered that the Christmas tree and its ornaments and giving of Christmas gifts come from ancient Roman festivals. I also learned that the Christmas tree represents idolatry, which is an affront to God (Exodus:20:4-5). Jesus Christ never sinned in His life and says we should avoid sin, going against God’s will (Hebrews:12:1-4).

“The gifts our children had asked of Santa Claus created a financial burden on us. The lies about Santa Claus and his flying reindeer were misleading our children.

“Also, the Bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts:20:35). During Christmas time, I saw little joy in giving and I saw children always expecting to receive. I have come to understand that godly blessings come from carefully obeying God. This is why I don’t keep Christmas.”

—B.B., Canada

Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?
Although Jesus Christ never lived in a winter climate, snow themes with reindeers dominate Christmas celebrations.

“God tells us to avoid the ways of the ancient pagans. Though modern Christianity observes Christmas, this is where it came from. To be frank, Christmas is a lie. Christmas is a substitute for righteous behavior. It makes people think they are doing good things for God, which somehow does Him service.”

—A.H., Australia


“I have heard that Christmas has been around for nearly 4,000 years. If that is true, and I think it is, I do not see any evidence that the early apostolic Church observed Christmas or tried to ‘Christianize’ a pagan festival that predated Christ’s birth.

“It seems clear to me that the apostles and early Church kept the Holy Days recorded in the Old Testament, and there are several Old Testament scriptures that speak about the Holy Days being kept by all people after Christ’s return to earth. The Bible is clear that we are to shun paganism and observe the annual Holy Days and the weekly Sabbath day.”

—D.N., Oklahoma 


“I figure you can’t go wrong sticking with what the Bible says and by following the example of Jesus Christ Himself and the apostles and early Church. They never kept Christmas or anything like it. They knew what the Scriptures said about trying to use other religions’ practices to worship and honor God. It just doesn’t work; God expects better from us.

“It’s a shame that most people have never looked into the Bible and history to learn for themselves the true origins of Christmas. It’s an eye-opening study, one I started when I was only a teenager. I’ve learned so much more about what God is all about and what He wants and expects from us since I started relying on His Word rather than human traditions that have no basis in the Bible.”

—R.A., Colorado


Let us know if you are celebrating or abandon this holiday. Your comments may end up in our next printed edition..
Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Wilhelmina Model offered $15,000 to Destroy Bill Cosby Comes Forward!

I was offered $15,000 to seduce and destroy Bill Cosby

(Before we start down this road. This is what happened in 2004. ‘A woman claimed she was assaulted in 2004 by Bill Cosby. The prosecutor said she didn’t report it for over a year. No evidence. She never said she was raped. The rest happened over 30 years ago. The following information has been fact check and verified and provides evidence that Mr. Bill Cosby is being setup. The casting agent that contact Choice provided the model with two addresses: one to the casting appointment at the Ritz Carlton and a second address to Cosby’s location.)

Bill cosby poses with his son Ennis William Cosby. Ennis Cosby, a graduate student and aspiring teacher, was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997.
Bill cosby poses with his son Ennis William Cosby. Ennis Cosby, a graduate student and aspiring teacher, was mysteriously murdered in Los Angeles in 1997.

Reposted from FYM
FYM received this Letter on 15 Nov 14.
“I wasn’t going to send this email to FYM, but, the feeding frenzy on Bill Cosby’s character made my response necessary. In 1982, I had a photographer named Choice. Choice was contacted by a casting agent, I was told to meet the client at the Ritz Carlton for lunch in New York in the summer of 82’. This client wanted to talk to

me about a film project. I arrived at the Ritz Carlton at 11:30 AM. Two male clients arrived; a Caucasian male (late 30s) and an Asian male (early 50s). They indicated that I’d be perfect for a film project.

I was told the project paid $5000 cash. I thought that was strange, who pays $5000 cash for a modeling job? The job was to meet Bill Cosby and to try to seduce him; it would be apart of the script. I was confused by this job request? They told me I would be recording the session to see if I was successful and believable? My response to them… I would like to meet Mr. Cosby first and discuss the script. They said no, it wasn’t necessary to meet him. They said it was a spontaneous casting call? I have never in my life heard of a spontaneous casting call.

As a legitimate model this seemed strange and unethical. I immediately turned down the job. The Asian man continued speaking and offered me $10,000 cash upfront and $5000 upon delivery of some seductive photos and some of his sperm. Sperm?
(I was in shock when they said sperm?) I then realized that these two men had unethical intentions. I excused myself, went to the bathroom, and then I left the hotel and went home. Now, as a model in New York, I’ve been offered drugs, trips around the world, films, videos, money from rich men, casting couch and the list is endless.

As a naive model you’re offered many compromising projects, but, this blew my mind. I was offered $15,000 to seduce and destroy Bill Cosby. Why else would they need suggestive photos and sperm? I also realized that America has a history of oppressing, killing and destroying successful and poor people of color.

Bill Cosby, NBC's biggest star of the 80's, tried to buy the television network 1992. Some say this was linked to his son's death.
Bill Cosby, NBC’s biggest star of the 80’s, tried to buy the television network 1992. Some say this could have been linked to his son’s death.
I wasn’t going to send this letter to FYM, but, the media lynching of one of our global icons (Bill Cosby), is simply
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unacceptable. Also, after watching Nightline, Associated Press, CNN, CBS, NPR, Fox, and many other news outlets blatantly misconstrue and lied about old dismissed allegations of Bill Cosby. I’m shocked by the lack of integrity of our major news media. Why would CNN, ABC, CBS, AP and the like lie about 30 year old untrue news?

Nightline simply cut, deleted and distorted the Cosby interview– making him appear guilty. What has happened to the integrity of our nation?

I was offered $15,000 cash to discredit and ruin Bill Cosby’s good name. I’m

100% convinced that all the women coming forward have been paid off to discredit Bill Cosby as well. Why? He is simply too powerful, his intentions is to empower people of color and his net worth would anger any weak man… Continue below.
I think most people are good people. My intentions aren’t to insult white people, but, the facts are the facts.
It’s a fact that–9/10th of the global population are people of color and only 1/10th of the global population are whites. As in Ferguson, 21,000 people of color are controlled and abused by 60 white city officials. Reminds me of a plantation. The world doesn’t want powerful people like Bill Cosby to empower people of color and teach them that we have always had the power in numbers and economically.

Lest we forget; over the last 500 years our government has hunted, oppressed, enslaved and murdered: millions of Indians, millions of black slaves, millions of people of color globally, Black Wall Street, Medgar Evers, Malcom X, Martin Luther King, the Black Panthers, Mike Brown, etc.

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In America, in 2014, white police officer(s) murders black unarmed men at a rate of every 28 hours or murders unarmed black men 4.5 times more than white men. Gosh, black men only make up 6% of the American population represent 51% of the prison population? While white men are 31% of the American population. I black man get murdered for selling 10 cent cigarettes he bought; while a white men can steal trillions of dollars from the banks, causes a global recession and not even indictment?

Sadly, America has a long history of killing and oppressing powerful & poor people of color. This is why I came forward. I hope this open letter reaches the media and our beloved Bill Cosby and his loving family.

I have been a member of FYM for 2 years and I trust http://freeyourmindandthink.com because they are an open source sharing community. FYM educates people on creating a world that provides: free housing, free organic healthy food sources, free educational resources, free health care for all and heals the earth. FYM has nothing to gain by posting this ‘open letter’ and I simply don’t trust the news media.

Please don’t get angry at my photographer, the modeling agency and or FYM. I simply came forward because no one should lose their good name because of an allegation or lie. It’s like burning a witch to death because her neighbor said she was a witch. I hope we are better than religious practices. I have to say, I’m very disappointed in how the media frames the news.”

On November 15, 2014, FYM, received an email from a Free Housing Project member. (All Free Housing Members are verified through a background check prior to membership. This female member has been a member for 2 years and has worked on several missions.) She explained in her email that she trusts FYM’s to post the truth about Bill Cosby. She would like to remain anonymous. (FYM fact checks all information prior to release.) FYM has verified the identity of the model who worked with Choice and Wilhelmina Models in 1982. She also provided (FYM) with the booking agents information; names of each casting agent and location. She was given Bill Cosby’s location during that time and we confirmed the location. (Important note: Choice & Wilhelmina had no prior knowledge of this situation. Bad people book models all the time.)
This letter was not edited or censored by FYM. (All authors who post on our site have access to update their post.) FYM is located in America which is the land of the free. Please keep in mind all human beings are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by ones peers.

Also check out Bill Cosby’s innocence, Hollywood Pedophiles, and why all people don’t think alike.