Essays, poems and Stories of an African-American

Saturday, 27 April 2013

You are welcome!

This site will bring you:
1. Information on how to assimilate in a US based community.
2. How to navigate your city or environment
3. How to engage/participate fully through activities.
4. A social calendar of Worcester County, MA.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Ministering to the newcomer!

A reception Transitory Home in the Offing!


UNIVERSAL MISSION FOUNDATION LLC CHARTER
YOU ARE THIS NEW PERSON TO USA AND YOU SEEM DISORIENTED. YOU ARE NOT ALONE:
You are new in USA and do want to integrate and feel secure. You also want to feel contentment as you take those small steps. Being in USA is a kind of rite of passage. You have come to another milestone. Universal Mission Foundation LLC is a knowledge-management organization that seeks to serve you (anyone without discrimination) in order for you to make informed decisions. You can begin by being a law abiding new person to USA. You can add productivity to that and desire to be dependable. We are here to help.
·         There are 15.4 million refugees in the world who have fled their homes because of persecution based on sexuality, beliefs, race, religion, nationality, or political opinion.
·         Most will spend 7-10 years waiting in a refugee camp. While there many make families, many require education, health and various social services.
·         The government estimates that 70,000 refugees will enter U.S.A. in 2013. That is only a small part of the story. You may have come in as an asylum seeker. Your situation requires handling in a very systematic manner. You yourself need to be conscience of the changes such as immediate environment and contexts that you need to navigate.
·         You desperately need help to integrate into U.S. society because of language and cultural barriers. You need to build functional skills to enable you socialize and at the same time adjust to a new life.
·         Refugees, asylum seeker and victims of trafficking are less likely to thrive and become productive members of society unless they have a supportive community. Universal Mission Foundation LLC is a secular community you need.
·         You need a reception transitory home in which you may be provided roof, warmth and a first community.
·         You need to be introduced to the community make up of your city or country side.
·         You need to register with self-help community groups.
·         You need to engage in self education
·         You do need to work on your documentation
·         You do need health insurance
At Universal Mission Foundation LLC we hope to connect you with other service providers. Who may serve a particular aspect of your need! We know what stage of integration you may be at. It is not an easy stage but we want to work with you. We do work with pre- legal status (PROBATIONARY) new immigrants.

Monday, 22 April 2013

DIGITAL LIBRARY

 Free to All
 April 18, 2013, 12:01 am
 By Robert Darnton
 Some have detected a revolutionary message behind the choice of today as the date to launch the Digital Public Library of America—a project to make the holdings of libraries, archives, and museums freely available in digital form to all Americans. They’re right.
  
 “On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five,” as Longfellow put it in “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,” Paul Revere did not merely warn the farmers of Lexington and Concord that the redcoats were coming. His “midnight message” was a call for liberty. To free Americans’ access to knowledge may not be so dramatic, but it is equally important; for Revere and all the founding fathers knew that a republic could not flourish unless its citizens were educated and informed.
  
 Nor is it a coincidence that the launching pad of the Digital Public Library of America is the Boston Public Library, the first great public library in America, which proclaims in letters chiseled over its main entrance, “Free to All.” That is the revolutionary message of the DPLA. It will make our country’s heritage available to everyone and at no charge: “Free to All.”
 The tragic disaster at the Boston Marathon took place just across from the library and made it necessary to cancel today’s launch event. But a virtual launch will occur as planned, so the DPLA will begin to operate online at noon today. By persevering with its mission, the DPLA will pay tribute to the spirit of freedom embodied by the library and to the courage of everyone who coped so bravely with the disaster.
  
 Speaking as one who has spent most of his life studying the revolutions of the 18th century, I believe that the term “revolution” is overused. I have read about a “revolution” in men’s wear and “revolutionary” changes in football coaching. But the Internet has brought a genuine revolution into everyone’s life, one that is every bit as momentous as the transformation wrought by Gutenberg.
  
 Don’t think that this revolution is merely technological. We are participating in something greater than the greatest algorithm. It is the democratization of access to knowledge, but it owes a great deal to technology.
  
 Paul Revere depended on a signal transmitted by two lanterns in the belfry of the Old North Church, in Boston. He carried his message on a horse, and he delivered it by mouth to Sam Adams and John Hancock in Lexington. According to Longfellow, the ride took more than an hour—and “the fate of a nation was riding that night.” Think of it: fateful communication by lantern, horseback, and speech.
  
 Today we have bits and bytes moving at nearly the speed of light. We can send our messages round the world faster than Paul Revere’s horse could blink.
  
 What is that message? “Free to All.” We believe that everyone has a right to search and discover everything accumulated in our libraries, archives, and museums. The entirety of our cultural heritage should be freely available to everyone, not by applying for admission or purchasing a ticket at the door. It is everyone’s right by birth, a birthright that Revere, Hancock, and Adams claimed as free-born Englishmen, who on April 18, 1775, were transforming themselves into revolutionary Americans.
  
 The American revolutionaries believed in the power of the word. But they had only word of mouth and the printing press. We have the Internet. Thanks to modern technology, we now can deliver every text in every research library to every citizen in our country, and to everyone in the world. If we fail to do so, we are not living up to our civic duty.
  
 All of us are citizens in a republic much larger than the Republic of America. It is the Republic of Letters, a realm of the mind that extends everywhere, without police, national boundaries, or disciplinary frontiers. From the age of the Enlightenment it was open to all; but only a few could exercise their citizenship, for only a minority could read or afford to buy books.
  
 I don’t mean to minimize the obstacles to the spread of knowledge today. Aside from the distressing inadequacy of our schools, we face commercial interests that would like to fence off the knowledge that belongs in the public domain and to charge admission for access to it. The DPLA stands for open access—democratization rather than commercialization.
  
 That may sound suspiciously abstract and high-minded. But revolutions challenge us to articulate goals and formulate principles. The DPLA today is only a beginning, a small start down a long road with plenty of bumps, twists, and turns. It will require savvy and street smarts to travel down that road. But as we set out today, we can pause for a moment to contemplate our far–off goal: Armed by the best possible software and hardware, perched on a state-of-the-art platform, linked together in a distributed electronic system, we will open access to knowledge by making it free to all.
  
 Robert Darnton is a professor and university librarian at Harvard University.
  
 Comments at:
 http://chronicle.com/blogs/conversation/2013/04/18/free-to-all/
  

Sunday, 21 April 2013

THE LORD'S PRAYER


Our Father....
This is a prayer that Jesus Christ taught us. In doing so, He was opening up our eyes and pointing us towards what deeds we needed to do in order to feel fulfilled. It would enable divest from us any semblance of selfishness, hypocrisy and ill-will.
Our Father; we are called to say out His name, call on Him and be the children, daughter and son. We seek our Father by clearly addressing Him to get His attention.
Who art in Heaven; we are encouraged to acknowledge that He resides in an abode that is magnificent and that there is our home too.
Hallowed be thy name; this is a humble step that puts us in a position in which we are bowed and kneeling.
Your Kingdom come; this is a belief statement and part plea bargain.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven; our Father’s will is for us to be subjects who partake of His Kingdom. We are co-creators and co-workers in ensuring that all understand and contribute in this Kingdom and kind-dome!
Forgive us our trespasses; Forgiven first by our Father gets us in His presence.
As we forgive those who trespass against us; we should also not hold grudges.
Lead us not into temptation; be our guide to you
And deliver us from all evil; not only are you our guide but our sole protector too.
I am always humbled by the love of Christ. Christ gave us every morsel and grand gift He could from heaven. He knew the entire goings on and was faultless. He devised all the plans for our salvation after our fall. He left us a letter that we should read, lead others to read and empower many still in deed to put its words into action.