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Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother – 2 Thessalonians 3:15 KJV
…The men of Israel encouraged each other – Judges 20:23 ERV
 
Brothers of Shiloh, you are all invited to meet every Monday at 7:00 pm. Encourage each other to come out, invite members of the community, and bring a friend. You don’t want to miss out an opportunity to participate in interesting discussions and fellowship with one another. 
CURRENT TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:

BLACK WALL STREET

‘Black Wall Street’

[1] is another name for Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was home to one of the most affluent black communities in American history.  ‘Black Wall Street’ was also known as Little Africa.  ‘Black Wall Street’ was home to many prominent black businessmen and home to one of the most successful black economies in U.S. history.   The best description of ‘Black Wall Street’ would be liken it to a mini-Beverly Hills.  ‘Black Wall Street’ was the golden door of the Black community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could develop infrastructure and work together successfully as a community. ‘Black Wall Street’ was a symbol of honor and self-respect for black people.  Strength of family and entrepreneurship was the driving force for ‘Black Wall Street’.  The idea of such a successful community by black people was an idea far ahead of its time.  The fact that these people had survive the horrors of slavery was a major tribute to the character and fortitude of the people.

[1] http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.

com/The%20Story.htm

SARAH BREEDLOVE aka MADAME C.J. WALKER

Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American 

entrepreneurphilanthropist, and a political and social activistShe learned about hair care from her brothers, who were barbers in Saint Louis.[1]  Eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America,[3] she became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, the successful business she founded. Walker was also known for her philanthropy and activism. She made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts. Villa Lewaro, Walker’s lavish estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, served as a social gathering place for the African American community. The Madame Walker Theatre Centeropened in Indianapolis

 in 1927 to continue her legacy. Both of these properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

[1]  A’Lelia Bundles (2001). On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker. New York: Scribner. ISBN 0-7434-3172-3

WHY BLACK PEOPLE HATE BLACK PEOPLE

One of the main reasons why black people hate other black people so much today stems from the horrible mis-education that we have received about ourselves from schools and religions since were youth about who God is.

 

HOW TO IMPROVE OUR COMMUNITY
The City of Boston was the first settlement in the 13 colonies to establish a night watch in 1631.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchman_(law_enforcement)

“It was the community’s responsibility to report all crimes to the watchman or constable. Watchmen were paid by townsfolk to protect them from undesirable strangers and criminals.”  – Community Responsibility

 
“Often property owners were selected because they were thought to have the right motives to be highly vigilant. They had an invested interest in the security of the community because their own property would be vulnerable to prowling burglars as any other parish.” – Community Responsibility

…large numbers of men had avoided night-time service by paying for a substitute well before 1660. Substitution had become so common by the late 17th century that the night watch was virtually by then a fully paid force.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchman_(law_enforcement)

Even before the massive influx of famine Irish in 1843, the Democrat-dominated Common Council gave a large number of market licenses to Irish men, much to the chagrin of native American entrepreneurs. Being a policeman may have been the most visible job associated with Irish men, and it may have been the most connected to politics. The “machine” dispensed positions on the police force directly at the neighborhood or ward level (page 97). The “machine” was the Irish dominated Democratic Party political “machine”.
The Five Points Of an ‘Irish City’, FRANCIS MORRONE | March 13, 2008

http://www.nysun.com/arts/five-points-of-an-irish-city/72816/
 
The act of 1663 confirmed that watch on its old foundations, and left its effective management to the ward authorities. The important matter to be arranged in the wards was who was going to serve and on what basis. How the money was to be collected to support a force of paid constables, and by whom, were crucial issues. The 1663 act left it to the ward beadle or a constable and it seems to have been increasingly the case that rather than individuals paying directly for a substitute, when their turn came to serve, the eligible householders were asked to contribute to a watch fund that supported a hired man.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watchman_(law_enforcement)
SBC MEN’S FELLOWSHIP READING BOOK CLUB LIST:
 
Books that we encourage each other to read for the purposes of learning and sharing during our fellowship time!
  1. The Holy Bible – We always start here first and it will always remain on the top of our reading list.
  2. Think and Grow Rich[1] written in 1937 by Napoleon Hill, promoted as a personal development and self-improvement Hill writes that he was inspired by a suggestion from business magnate and later philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. While the book’s title and much of the text concerns increased income, the author insists that the philosophy taught in the book can help people succeed in any line of work, to do and be anything they can imagine. The book was first published during the Great Depression. At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold more than 20 million copies, and by 2015 over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide.  It remains the biggest seller of Napoleon Hill’s books. BusinessWeek magazine’s Best-Seller List ranked it the sixth best-selling paperback business book 70 years after it was published. Think and Grow Rich is listed in John C. Maxwell‘s A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List.
  3. The Negro in America: An Address Delivered Before the Philosophical Institution of Edinburgh[2] by Andrew Carnegie. So many and varied have been the subjects treated by my predecessors in your long history, that one has some difficulty in selecting a theme. I escape this, however, by breaking fresh ground in bringing to your attention “The Negro in America.” No racial movement in the world to-day is more interesting; few, if any, are more important. We here deal with ten millions of people – double the population of Scotland – recently not men but slaves, – the very last slaves held by a member of our English-speaking race, – who were not only suddenly made free men, but also entrusted with the ballot. Proud is the boast, “Slaves cannot breathe in Britain! If their lungs. Receive our air, that moment they are free. They touch our country, and their shackles fall.” But where the poet-liberator stops, his part finisht, the stateman’s work only begins. The shackles fall, but the citizen fails to emerge. How is the slave to gain self-control, wisdom’s root, when all his days he has been controlled by others? “Arise and walk” was once said to the lame, but a miracle-worker was required to effect this instant cure.
  4. SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP, “Principles of Excellence for Every Believer by J. Oswald Sanders. Desiring to excel is motivation that determines am ambitious character but Godly ambition does not campaign for promotion. A follower of our Lord’s teachings should strive for high achievement while being careful not to seek unworthy motivation. We must put more into life than we take out. We should ensure that our ambitions fit into God’s plan. The final estimation of a person is the quality of their deeds and the character of their mind and heart.

[1] Think And Grown Rich by Dennis Kimbro and Napoleon Hill, 1937

[2] https://www.forgottenbooks.com/en/books/TheNegroinAmerica_10224693

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