Coretta Scott-King's protege' A Young Mauricelm-Lei Millere and his Grandfather Pastor Rev. Samuel Rogers: Civil Rights Leaders & The Kennedys; Sen. RFK, Pres. JFK, "Black Panthers For self Defense!", "White Supremacist", First Black President Barack Hussein Obama & First Family. "A Time To Kill!"


Rev. Pastor Samuel Rogers (Millere's grandfather) was a very active member of civil rights. often called "Little Malcolm X" by New Black Panther Party, Mauricelm-Lei once subscribed to the philosophy of Non-violence and Passive Resistence.  His grandfather was, largely, responsible for this direction.  Dr. Millere reaccounts, "he was very familiar with Civil Rights & Pioneers of The Civil Rights Working Community." Pictured was used with permission of the Millere and Roger's family; along with permission from the PLM&D District Association; National Baptist Convention, Copyright1994./
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Pioneer of Civil Rights

June 12, 2004
Chicago, Illinois

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  Coretta Scott King

(On June 18, 1999, Coretta Scott King addressed the Academy of Achievement at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Excerpts from her remarks on that occasion are interspersed throughout this interview.)

What was life like for you when you were growing up?

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Coretta Scott King: I grew up in the Deep South. It was totally segregated in terms of race, and everything was separate but unequal. I had wonderful parents who inspired me to be the best person that I could be, and my mother always told me that I was going to go to college, even if she didn't have but one dress to put on. So I grew up knowing that I was going to somehow find a way out of the situation I grew up in.

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[ Key to Success ] Vision

I grew up on a farm. We were culturally deprived, but we were not poor in the sense that we didn't have very much. We had limited resources, because in the country at that time nobody had very much, and we had probably more than most people.

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As an African American child growing up in the segregated South, I was told, one way or another, almost every day of my life, that I wasn't as good as a white child. When I went to the movies with other black children, we had to sit in the balcony while the white kids got to sit in the better seats below. We had to walk to school while the white children rode in school buses paid for by our parents' taxes. Such messages, saying we were inferior, were a daily part of our lives. But I was blessed with parents who taught me not to let anyone make me feel like I wasn't good enough, and as my mother told me, "You are just as good as anyone else. You get an education and try to be somebody. Then you won't have to be kicked around by anybody, and you won't have to depend on anyone for your livelihood, not even a man."

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[ Key to Success ] Courage

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My parents taught me some wonderful values that have have stayed with me, and I've built on them throughout my life. If it hadn't been for my parents, who I consider heroes, I wouldn't be the kind of person I am. I am very thankful and grateful for them. So I went to a good school, a good private school, because that was the only school close by, and it was semi-private at the time, and that school also prepared me to go on to college.

I went to Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch College, as you probably realize, is a college that teaches people how to have a world view. All races and religions were represented there, and it was an excellent education. I had a very broad background in liberal arts, and I had work experience as well. Antioch was about making change in societies, about social change, which was preparing me at that time for the role that I would play later in life.

Did you have any favorite books when you were growing up? Is there something you remember reading as a young person that had a big impact on you?

Coretta Scott King: I was inspired by the words of many, many persons. I used to recite a lot of poetry, and I was inspired by the words of Longfellow, "Lives of great men all remind us..." Even though I was a female, I thought, "Of course, that means me, too."

    "Lives of great men all remind us
    We can make our lives sublime
    And departing leave behind us
    Footprints on the sands of time."

And so on.

Besides your parents, were there other heroes or role models who were particularly important to you?

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Coretta Scott King: I was inspired by the likes of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, because I was in high school during the 'forties, and of course President Roosevelt was a hero of mine. I used to love to hear him speak, and I recognized the voice whenever he came on the radio, because we didn't have televisions back then. I never got to meet Mrs. Roosevelt. Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune, a black woman who became an advisor to President Roosevelt and founded a school in Florida -- the Bethune-Cookman College -- was another great black woman that was a role model for me. And then, of course, there was Paul Robeson, who was a great singer and had such a commanding presence. When I first met him and he performed, you could just feel so much power when he walked out on the stage, and his words were so meaningful -- his very deep voice, both speaking and singing.

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Many sociologists and government officials have argued that poverty in the United States is understated, meaning that there are more households living in actual poverty than there are households below the poverty threshold.[26] A recent NPR report states that as much as 30% of Americans have trouble making ends meet and other advocates have made supporting claims that the rate of actual poverty in the US is far higher than that calculated by using the poverty threshold.[26] The issue of understating poverty is especially pressing in states with both a high cost of living and a high poverty rate such as California where the median home price in May 2006 was determined to be $564,430.[27] With half of all homes being priced above the half million dollar mark and prices in urban areas such as San Francisco, San Jose or Los Angeles being higher than the state average, it is almost impossible for not just the poor but also lower middle class worker to afford decent housing. (see results for poverty @ wikipedia & Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere's Power For Poor People/CF Site.)

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(1.) The first issue is the veteran community. Many of our veterans are homeless, hungry, and jobless because of unkept campaign problems for healthcare, worker-wage, and transition to civillian workforce.

(2.) Secondly, Prisoner and ex-offenders must be forgiven and rehabilitated into society and the workforce.

(3.) Thirdly, we must do all that we can to influence americans to be responsible in putting people in office who are willing to make real differences in our lives and the live of our neighbors. See you there on Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:00pm in front of the Little Rock Capital To help President Obama make a real difference.

(4.) Diseaes such as cancer, sickle cell, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, Syphyllis, etc. would be more affordable with a more national comprehensive healthcare plan. We wnat you to do all that you can to make this a reality in this day.

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Facing a fastly changing society of Industrialization to computer and nuclear technology; along with his own desire to further his education, in degree and research, an often tired and bewildered young Minister Millere states,"There is too little time to do meaningful campaign without leaving something out, not that it isn't important because everything is important. It is easy to feel alone in this work because of invisibly and often selfishly-alienated convictions of familiar colleagues and much often abandonment from friends.
Power For Poor People
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.   
"It is often difficult for me to explain the interest I possess in helping to eliminate the problems of poverty.  It reigns around the world with haunting familiarity.  It is the most popular subject during time of political epediency and most unpopular when our elected constituent are expected to keep the promises so often faulted in pedeceeding campaigns.  When you have served a nation that refuse, still, to recognize you as a citizen.  When you live in a country that has segregated it's spiritual and moral concerns.  When you can pass the homeless and not wander why there are no shelters in that community.  When you can pass the begger and the partial-wholly naked and not lift a finger to lighten their condition.  Then you have successfully went where I cannot follow." [Power For Poor People March For Working Wage, Longest march for poverty in North Carolina; North Carolina Independent African-American Press Association 2006]
 In 2004-2009 several "key" individuals were added to the association. Rafael Bryan became SNCC president during the Anti-Poverty Campaign orchestrated in Jacksonville,NC. Also, Nelson McCarter, often called "the Gentle Giant" for his extra-ordinary patience with victims and foes of civil rights-joined the campaign during a single case of police profiling investigation happenning in his own hometown, Maysville,NC. Rev. Allen Hawkins, known by the surrounding areas as the "Praying Prophet" matched Millere's and McCarter's social conscience with spiritual empathy. Two years later, after moving to Arkansas to encourage voters registration drive and preparation to help plan the Arkansas Obama Group For Presidential Election (or AOG; Millere meets Goldi Gaines. Gaines is an AME Minister, hence Evangelist Goldi Gaines, who is pushing an harsh December to feed the poor. Evangelist Gaines and her concern for bread begans their "operation Bread Basket" and an all out fight against Homelessness, Hunger, and Joblessness. it proved to be just what the doctor ordered.(CRAA-Social Affairs Committee/Independent Minority Press Association).  "My mission is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel through word and deed. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, I shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of:Preaching the gospel, Feeding the hungry, Clothing the naked, Housing the homeless, Cheering the fallen, Providing jobs for the jobless and, Administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums, and mental senior citizens' homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed, and Encouraging thrift and economic development."  Evangelist Darlene "Goldi" Gaines
Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, often called "Little Malcolm X" greets an expecting crowd.  Bridgette Anderson -  Independent African Press Association (2010)

"What I witnessed as an international student and servicemember of Europe, India, Africa, and even Mexico seems to be haunting me here, in America.  Perhaps, with lecture, and purposive exploitation of instances consistent with poverty in America, others will see that we all need each other."                            
                                         Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere
Above: Millere in a very insistant portrait to increase membership for the Civil  Rights Advocacy Association 2006, Below: A Duplication of many situations inwhich he witnessed in America and in other countries he visited.  Minority Press 2007, [Picture of homeless man can be seen @ Wikipedia searches on poverty, and Millere's Power for Poor People site.
People who experience  homelessness make poverty more visible in the United States.       
Researching the Past To Understand Our Present. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr & Minister Malcolm X: A Common Solution.
 Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X: A Common Solution!  
King and Malcolm X                                            
Late President Lyndon Baines Johnson, also, responsible for the deaths of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Reverend Minister Malcolm X (or Elhadj-Malik Elshabazz)
Senator Robert F. Kennedy Assasination
Robert F. Kennedy
June 5, 1968
12:15 a.m. (Pacific Time Zone)
Late President Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) is said to be responsible for the
assassination of the late, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, a United States Senator and brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, took place shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968 in Los Angeles, California. Robert F. Kennedy was killed during celebrations of his successful campaign in the California primary elections while seeking the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. The assassin was a twenty-four year old Palestinian immigrant named Sirhan Sirhan, who remains incarcerated for this crime as of 2010[update]. The shooting was recorded on audio tape by a freelance newspaper reporter, and the aftermath was captured on film.


The Psychology Of White Supremacist And Breed Of Lynchings & Murders.
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Get Your Guns! The White Man Has His! And He Is Ganging up on us to kill us!
"Byrd Murdered By White Supremacist and nothing is done about it."
James Byrd, Jr.
Born May 2, 1949(1949-05-02)
Jasper, Texas U.S.A
Died June 7, 1998 (aged 49)
Jasper, Texas U.S.A.

James Byrd, Jr. (May 2, 1949 – June 7, 1998) was an African-American who was murdered in Jasper, Texas, on June 7, 1998. The murderers, Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russell Brewer, and John William King, wrapped a heavy logging chain around his ankles, hooked the chain to a pickup truck, and then dragged Byrd about three miles along a macadam pavement as the truck swerved from side to side. Death came when Byrd's body hit the edge of a culvert, which cut off his arm and head. The murderers unchained his torso and left it on the shoulder of the road in front of the town's black cemetery. His lynching-by-dragging gave impetus to passage of a Texas hate crimes law, and, later, the federal hate crimes law, officially known as the October 22, 2009 Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, commonly known as the "Matthew Shepard Act". President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on October 28, 2009.

DALLAS — Two white suspects cleared in the death of a black man who was allegedly dragged beneath a vehicle are suing the Texas officials who kept them jailed for more than eight months.

The federal lawsuit filed this week seeks at least $4 million for Shannon Finley and Ryan Crostley, once the main suspects in the 2008 death of their friend, Brandon McClelland.

Authorities accused the men of running down the 24-year-old and dragging his body as far as 70 feet beneath a pickup truck. But murder charges were eventually dropped because of a lack of evidence.

A gravel truck driver gave a sworn statement that he might have accidentally run over McClelland.

McClelland’s gruesome death touched off protests that brought hundreds of demonstrators to Paris, about 90 miles northeast of Dallas.

Murder Charges Dropped In Black Man's Dragging Death

(AP/George Strawn, The Paris News)
Shannon Finley (left) and Charles Ryan Crostley seen outside the Lamar County Jail.

DALLAS (AP) Two white men accused of killing a black man in a racially charged dragging death in East Texas were released from jail Thursday after murder charges were dismissed, the prosecutor said.

Shannon Finley and Charles Crostley were released Thursday afternoon in Paris after a judge granted the special prosecutor's motion to dismiss the case. The two men had been charged with fatally striking 24-year-old Brandon McClelland with a pickup truck in September following the trio's late-night beer run to Oklahoma.

The case was hampered by a lack of eyewitnesses and physical evidence. Last month, a gravel truck driver gave a sworn statement acknowledging he might have accidentally run over McClelland.

Special prosecutor Toby Shook said the investigation will continue, and that Finley and Crostley have no restrictions on their freedom. The gravel truck driver is unlikely to face charges.

"After investigation, it has been determined this case should be dismissed in the interests of justice," Shook said. "The decision is about the state of the evidence in the case as it exists today."

The dismissal was met with incredulity by civil rights activists who had protested how county authorities handled the case.

"His body was dragged and nobody gets charged?" said Brenda Cherry, a Paris resident and the president of Concerned Citizens for Racial Equality. "Even if a trucker came forward, that's all it takes? Even the trucker's not charged? If you hit someone, you don't get charged? Nobody gets charged with this?

"It's not surprising, but it's sad. It appears that a black man's life means nothing here in Paris."

Attorneys for the two former defendants also said they were not surprised their clients were freed — albeit for different reasons.

"I believed all along there was insufficiency of the evidence," said Ben Massar, Finley's attorney. "The facts in this case did not add up to these two kids being guilty of the charge."

Finley and Crostley had been unable to post their bonds and had remained in the Lamar County jail since being arrested last year. Finley's trial had been scheduled to begin next month, with Crostley's to follow in September.

"He was very happy. He knew that this was going to happen," Massar said of Finley. "He was a little disappointed it took so long, but he was very grateful."

Crostley's attorney said both defense lawyers worked closely with Shook to get the dismissal.

"I think it's very simple," said David Turner, Crostley's lawyer. "These fellows didn't do it."

Authorities had said Finley, Crostley and McClelland were friends who drove across the Oklahoma border for beer in September. They argued on the way back about whether Finley was too drunk to drive, and McClelland got out of the car to walk home.

Authorities alleged that Finley then ran down McClelland, whose body was caught under the truck and dragged about 70 feet. His mangled body was found along a country road.

The racial implications of the case reminded some of the East Texas dragging death of James Byrd in Jasper 11 years ago and brought out about 200 protesters, many of them from the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party. The rally last year also attracted at least one acknowledged member of the Ku Klux Klan to Paris, about 90 miles northeast of Dallas.

The protest was not the first event indicating a racial problems in Paris, which is about 73 percent white and 22 percent black. In 2007, a black girl was sentenced to up to seven years in a juvenile prison hundreds of miles from her home for shoving a teacher's aide at school, while a white girl was sentenced by the same judge to probation for burning down her parents' house. The case drew international media attention.

In March, civil rights attorneys alleged discrimination at a pipe fabrication facility that employs about 700 workers in Paris. Two black workers alleged widespread racism and said supervisors did not respond to complaints about racist graffiti, nooses and slurs.

"Hopefully this will go some distance in healing race relations in Paris," Turner said. "It was not motivated by race or any criminal intent. It was just a tragic accident."

Deric Muhammad, a Nation of Islam member form Houston who helped organize last year's protest, called the dismissal "too see-through, too weak, too cellophane."

"I guess that's just small-town Texas law," Muhammad said.

Shook said he spoke with Jacquline McClelland, Brandon's mother, to tell her he was dismissing charges. Her voicemail box was full, and a friend told The Associated Press she was not at home.

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jacquline McClelland with a photo of her son Brandon McClelland

"As you can imagine, Ms. McClelland is very upset over this entire process," Shook said. "She is a very brave woman and she is trying to deal with all these issues. Your heart goes out to her because she has lost her son. She is having to continue to deal with his death and having someone brought to justice in it. It is a frustrating experience."
A Time To Kill!
Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

We need "Black Power" To deal with "White Power!" The Law Of An Eye For An Eye Is In Full Effect If Your Brothers Have Sinned Against You.
                                 "A Black Preacher"