Friday, June 1, 2018

Why The Police No Longer Investigate Sexual Assaults and Rapes and What You Need To Know About Sex and Human Trafficking in the U.S.


 Why The Police No Longer Investigate Sexual Assaults and Rapes and What You Need To Know About Sex and Human Trafficking 
in the U.S. 
Pedophile Rings, Sexual Assaults, Rapes, Untested Rape Kits, Organ Harvesting, #MeToo... 
May 3, 2018

By Cathy Harris, Investigative Reporter

Cathy Harris Investigative Reporter

For those of you who don't know it as the author of 25  non-fiction books, a former federal whistleblower , a blogger, advice columnist at DearCathy.com and syndicated columnist, I have always considered myself to also be an investigative reporter. 

What I am writing about in this article affects us all. If it doesn't then there is a very good chance that you are now living in a desensitized state -- a state where you don't really want to know about what's truly happening in the world. 

I wanted to write an article that will not just get everyone thinking -- but also launch everyone into action. So send this article to at least 20 people and tell 20 others about the issues in this article. 

You can't make changes in any entity unless you first know the facts.  It's important that we no longer sanitize the truth in this country.  If we are ever going to rebuild this country and restore people's lives back to some sense of normalcy, it's time we all speak the truth. 

Become an Advocate for Women and Children

The month of April is declared to be  Sexual Assault Awareness
Month so are we supposed to sit back and watch these sexual atrocities occur to women and children the other 11 months of the year and not speak out on these issues -- I think not. 

As a young girl with 3 sisters and 5 brothers, I always thought females were very, very special. As a black sheep child, I especially thought this because of my upbringing so I guess you can say I have always been an 
advocate  for women and girls especially.

After leaving home and going into the military, I watched and observed closely the unfairness female soldiers faced on a daily basic. 

After leaving the military and ending up in the federal government, I continued to monitor the practices and treatment against women and the odds they were up against and how they were selected and targeted forabuse -- most of the time -- simply because they were women. 

Most of the people in politics today are men. They create laws that govern this country -- laws that compliment men -- not women or families. Workplace laws for instance, hasn't been changed in this country in the last 20 years and these laws were written by men (for men) so I guess you can say that men are in charge in this country. 

War Against Children

Before I discuss the sexual War Against Women, I would like to discuss the sexual War Against Our ChildrenI finally watched the movie
 "Spotlight," on Netflix.

The Boston Globe newspaper, investigative news team called "Spotlight", exposed the horrific scandal of how priests had been raping not just altar boys, but also little girls for many, many, many years in Boston. 

What they found out are that these priests 
pedophile rings were extremely huge and could go as high as the Pope. Instead of Boston being remembered for their awesome Medical Centers and other monumental highlights, they will forever be remembered for this scandal. 

However, the news team proved this sexual scandal by priests, is not just happening in Boston but everywhere - in and out of this country. 

The only reason the newspaper took on the issue in the first place was because they hired a Jewish editor from another city, who wanted the story investigated. So if this editor had never taken this position, this abuse might have continued for many, many more years. 

The newspaper did an awesome job exposing everything and they went after the entire system. 
Other priests (or whistleblowers) who wanted to come forward were threatened with transfers to countries such as South America. 

Everyone in Boston knew it was happening - other priests, the police, and even prosecutors and lawyers were providing cover-ups for the church. 
The church had that much power! Remember it takes a village to raise a child and it also takes a village to abuse them. 

It was a cesspool of corruption within the church and the entire city. One family had 7 boys and they all had been sexually violated and many of the priests admitted the reason they abused many of the children -- were because it had happened to them when they were younger so they thought it was part of everyday life.   

The abuse went back to 1976 and all they did was shuffle priests from church to church.  Many of the victims are no longer here. Many developed drinking and drug problems and others killed themselves.

When they started the story, the news team thought it was only 13 priests who had carried out these sexual violations against children. Boston had 1500 priests total and they found out it was at least 6% that were raping these children, so that number was originally around 90. 

After the story ran in the newspaper -- tons of victims came forward. The " Spotlight" news team published at least 600 stories about the scandal. Over 249 priests and brothers were publicly accused of sexual abuse within the Boston Archdiocese with the  numbers of the survivors in Boston estimated to be well over 1000. 

In 2002, Cardinal Law resigned the Boston Archdiocese. He was then reassigned to the Basilicia di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, one of the highest ranking Roman Catholic churches in the world.

War Against Women/Untested Rape Kits

The war against women is real.  So therefore, I support any movement that caters to the struggle and upliftment of women -- movements that can push women's agendas forward. At the end of the day, it has to be about laws that will protect families -- especially women and children.

According to the documentary entitled "I Am Evidence" on HBO, directed by Mariska Hargitay, the main actor from "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU)", one of the longest running TV shows ever, 19 years total, there is  an alarming number of rape cases nationwide that the police HASN'T EVEN TRIED TO RESOLVE. 

Most TV shows only stay around for 7 to 8 years, but this show has substance and it's one of the only shows that actually educates TV viewers onsexual violence against women

The alarming fact is the police NO LONGERinvestigates sexual assaults and rapes in this country.  According to the documentary, it's estimated that there is over 400,000 UNOPENED UNTESTED RAPE KITS nationwide. Some of these cases are even too old to prosecute under the "statute of limitation". 

The groups that were highlighted in the documentary were able to get hundreds of 
SERIAL RAPISTS off the streets because of their investigations -- so what do you think could happen if every state had groups getting involved in this same process. 

Memphis, TN had 1,200 untested rape kits, Louisville, KY had 4,700, Colorado 6,283 and Texas had over 20,000 untested rape kits at the beginning of the documentary. These kits have NEVER been opened and NEVER tested

Many of the rape kits were destroyed or thrown away so many women had to live in fear that therapist would come back -- and many probably did.

These women were not believable and it was a scandalous belief that they were making up these stories. Police officers referred to victims in police reports as bitches, hoes, hefers, etc. 

They did not believe these women had been raped, especially black 
women...and especially dark-skinned black women, whose life they believed did not have any value. 

On average 86% of sexual assaults that are reported to police departments ARE NEVER reported to the prosecutor's office for consideration.  The police officers would just mark the cases as
unfounded and close the case right there in the police department. 

It's been decades (10 years is a decade) since police departments actually even tried to use these test kits. You can see one city being negligent, but an entire nation failing to protect women. 

For a survivor to come forward -- to muster the strength to come forward -- do you have any ideawhat it takes? 
What are we as a nation telling our women and children -- that you can be attacked sexually in broad daylight even right inside your own home and there is no protection for you? 

What exactly is the job of the police force? If they are so afraid of their own shadow that they shoot every black man with a cell phone in his hand, or if they need more money and more manpower then give it to them. 

But along with this power -- there must be mandatory, extensive, continuous training and psychological testing to see if they are suited for these jobs in the first place. 

Police officers need to stop putting in for these jobs just because they have an opening.  We, the people of this country, must revisit what it takes to become a police officer -- make changes and passlaws to protect ALL WOMEN, MEN, and CHILDREN in this country.

There must be no favoritism,  nepotism, and cronyism within any ranks of police departments. And police officers who refuse to follow the law or who breaks the law must be weeded out and punished alongside of other criminals.   
The World of Sex and Human Trafficking

After becoming a mother of two daughters, I especially felt the need to protect not just my daughters, but all women and children.  In order to save
our women and girls in this country, we need to pay close attention to a very, very delicate topic"Sex and Human Trafficking."  

I recently watched the 3-part movie,
"Human Trafficking" on Amazon Prime Movies, which has won several awards.   

So we need to assume when our young girls and boys disappear or go missing, they are either captured into the  sex and human trafficking industry  or they are used for  organ harvesting

For those of you who don't know it, the United States is one of the LARGEST MARKETS for sex slavery in the entire world. S lave  traffickers
around the world have discovered how profitable it is to buy and sell people

As a matter of fact many  drug dealers  are now getting out of the drug business and getting into the  slave orhuman trafficking business.

In many states, police departments NO LONGER INVESTIGATES 
 sexual assaults
or  rapes , which has become the NORM IN THIS COUNTRY.  And this is why  sex and human trafficking  along with organ harvesting
 are two of the  major crimes  taking place today, that you will never hear about in mainstream media, but these stories and more are available on youtube.com.

So until we put on the books stronger laws that can enforce the protection of women (men and children) against sexual assaults and rapes in this country, sex and human trafficking (#Modern Day Slavery) will continue to take a back seat.
 
These women, many who are very young, who are captured and forced into this industry,  will not last more than 4 years, if they are not found and set FREE. 

They would have been:
  • Worked to death as a sex slave in a brothel.
  • Murdered
  • Or they would have contacted Hepatitis or AIDS.
Human trafficking has been a whiplash of the
economic downfallon the European market and this is why many women from overseas are shipped here to the U.S. by airplane, on cargo containers, or forced to walk across the borders.

Once here -- like overseas, their lives are a total
nightmare .  Anything can happen in or outside of the comfort of your own home, however, when you go overseas, you really risk becoming the targets of of illegal enterprises.

A flight attendant in the U.S. recently stopped two girls at the airport from entering into the"slave market." We all need to do our parts to be more vigilant when it comes to protecting everyone today, especially women, girls and boys.

Can we depend on law enforcement, Immigration and Customs Enforcement service and other governmental agencies to protect our womenand girls from being kidnapped and thrown into this unsavory world -- I say not, especially not today with all the petty bickeringand infightingoccurring within these law enforcement agencies -- especially after the creation of Homeland In-Security in 2003.

Organ Harvesting is a Real Issue Today Especially for Young People

It's extremely important that everyone check "NO" for organ donations on their driver's license. But still 
that won't stop most perpetrators seeking organs for the wealthy and rich. 

Because all medical records are now on file in Washington, DC, they (aka "the government") have access to these records and know your blood type, what medications you are on, what you are allergic to, and other private and confidential medical information, you thought only your doctor knew. 

An autopsy is a 
postmortem (time following death)
 medical procedure performed by aqualified pathologist. Most autopsies take two to four hours and will not interfere with having the body on view at the funeral. 

Autopsy information can be important to next of kin to offer closure, to aid in legal matters, to offer insight on genetic conditions that might affect other family members, or to help explain an unexpected death. 

Different states have varying privacy laws on who can obtain autopsy reports and results. M ake sure you check the body of your deceased loved ones at hospitals or in morgues to see why they were cut opened. 

Many states are saying it's mandatory to cut open people and conduct an autopsy after death. But how do we know they were actually dead, especially our children in other states. 

Are they taking people's organs illegally 
-- especially when you are not there to stop them.  In several instances, I believe even if you say someone is not an organ donor, no one really knows what happens to people, when you are no longer there or when you can't reach them on time to make these decisions.

Because of GMOs today,  ORGAN FAILURE
 is
actually the 
NUMBER ONE KILLER today. Heart attacks -- that's an organ failure, kidney disease, an organ failure, liver failure, an organ failure.  

So there is a MAJOR DEMAND today for human organs especially for kids, who in many cases today are born with only one kidney and other irregularities because of GMOs. 

There is a very good chance that kidneys will be the organ that will fail. A young child with a good set of kidneys can be donated to an adult and it will grow to normal size. So kidneys are definitely in demand.

Organ harvesting is nothing new in war torncountries, especially when it comes to their children. Israel harvested over 18,000 organs from dead Syrian children in 6 years during the war. 

A 1984 law made human organ trafficking illegal in America. T he first case in the US occurred in July 2009 when an Israeli citizen living in New York, who paid donors in Israel $10,000, was arrested trying to sell them for $120,000 each to three Americans in need of kidney transplants.

The Targeting of Black Folks

Because several young African Americans that went missing were found with missing organs, it's possible that the military, high ranking politicians, police departments (KKKcops), ambulance drivers, doctors at hospitals and pathologists, morticians and others have some type of partnership to harvest organs. 

When many black kids are killed under suspicious circumstancesand especially killed by cops, you especially need a second independent autopsy so don't be so quick to cremate these individuals -- instead investigate their causes of death.

Because older black people are the most unhealthiest individuals in this country, chancesare they have bad organs so they don't want your organs, but they do want the healthy organs of your kids (young children, teenagers,  young adults and other healthy individuals). However, you can get the bone marrow of adults up to 80 years old, which is also a "sought-after" commodity -- so older people are also used for organ harvesting.

Once you say yes for organ donation on your driver's license or become a "bone marrow"registry member you really put yourself at risk to become a victim. You are listed on the bone marrow registry until the age  of 61, unless you request to be removed from the registry before then. 

Anyone between the ages  of 18 and 60 who meets health guidelines and is willing to donate to any patient in need is able to join the registry.  Iwould not put anything past anyone connected today to the medical and pharmaceutical industry, which is  BIG BUSINESS -- put into place to keep everyone sick, dying and dead of
"preventable diseases". 

Time and time again we see that law enforcementdoes nothing but 
abuse their power and go after the less fortunate and those who can't fight back, who are usually black people. 

Law enforcement does nothing but go after African Americans in an effort to fill America's prisons and/or to use our kids for organ harvesting. Those who fight back, many are left maimed or killed and others "their spirit broken", from some type of illegality inflicted upon them and their families by KKKops

Law enforcement can care less about their duties of the law. Like most people in most jobs today, who have suffered from this political season and economic downfall, customer service in most police departments is non-existent. 
 
If the police is handcuffing white women and girls in plain sight on streets, can you imagine what they are doing to African American men, women and children. 

Many African Americans are stating that people they know and/or their family members aredisappearing right off streets, especially after having some type of encounter with police officers, who are KKKops

The Rape of Black Women

You need to really be careful today. These atrocities are just not occurring to our children, but a 50 year old black female, who was raped in the state of Texas a couple of years ago, was held captive for 3 days. 

Holding a person without their consent is actually Sex and Human Trafficking -- which should be against the law. This black woman that was held for 3 days actually lived in Killeen, TX, (next to Ft. Hood), but was raped in another city in Texas so there is a very good chance she was targeted or stalked. 

Even after having the accuser's confession on a recording, the police department refused to do anything about it. As a matter of fact they told the female if she step feet into their police department just one more time, they would put a surveillance team on her. 

So not only are men free to rape women in the state of Texas, police departments are threatening victims. She found out there are at least 4 police departments (there are many, many more) in the state of Texas that refuse to investigate sexual assaults or rapes. And this is why we need female legislators or men who will change these policies and procedures.

Military Sexual Attacks

In 2016 in Killeen, TX, there were over 286 UNRESOLVED rape cases . Killeen is located next to Fort Hood. Not only is this one of the largest military bases in the U.S., the base is made up of several field units, where soldiers spend a majority of the time conducting manuevers outside away from the base. 

So upon their return, many of these soldiers go out and party and have a good, old time. However, women (and men) in neighboring areas need to be warned. But there is nothing set up in the area, no type of groups or organizations to warn or educate families, who transfer in and out of these areas, on their safety. 

So this could very well be the reason for all the sexual attacks in that area and other Texas areas.  Texas has a large number of  military bases  so we need to ask ourselves is this why Texas has such a large number of unresolvedsexual assaults and rapes?

According to military and civilian statistics 4 out of 10 women reported being raped in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq. So a female soldier wasmore likely to be attacked by a male soldier than killed by military fire. 

In 1991 over 200,000 female soldiers had reported being raped and today that figure is 500,000 (half a million). Over 80% of sexual assaults or rapes are NEVER REPORTED so those figures are much higher.

Sex offenders are hunters! The military has a large and rich environment for sexual predators. They study the environment and 15% of themraped before the military. 

Remember that RAPE IS ABOUT POWER!!!Even though 1% of men are raped in the military, women have higher rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

In 2013, there were hearings held on Capitol Hill to see if they would take the punishment for military men who sexual assault or rape women (and men) out of the military courts into civilian courts, but they decided to keep it "in-house" so these military men who rape women (and men) will go unpunished. 

That decision need to be revisited by "civilian courts." Female soldiers are being raped and killed today especially during war time. See the LeVena Johnson story on  YouTube.com .

New Date Rape Drug

Growing up we told our daughters never to go back to a drink that you put down in a club or at a bar, however, many people think it's the fault of women that get attacked sexually inside or outside of these unscrupulous clubs, bars and other drinking establishments -- because of how they are dressed and the areas they visit. 

Today they have a new drug that is used as adate rape drugcalled "Devil's Breath" (or Scopolamine aka "World's Scariest Drug") that they can just blow in someone's face and they become paralyzed in seconds. 

Not just paralyzed but many people carry on and do things that they are not aware of. People have reported waking up naked in beds or in bathtubs with their organs missing.

Join the #MeToo Movement

Since the U.S. has become one of the largest markets for sex slavery in the entire world, we can no longer ignore what is happening. How can we put our "precious diamonds" (our women and girls) in these delicate positions not to be protected. 

We need to realize that "Modern Day Slavery" is ONLY OCCURRING BECAUSE WE CHOOSE TO IGNORE IT. Again, you will not hear anythingabout these issues discussed in this article in mainstream media so conduct your own research and investigate these issues by googling the words - Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Organ HarvestingPedophile Rings, etc. Also go on YouTube.com and put in the same topics in the search bar. 

Even if women or girls are prostitutes, they still don't deserve to come up missing (Join this website BlackandMissing.org). The #MeToo movement is not going to be enough to highlight all the sexual atrocities that is occurring to women in this country, however, it is a good first start. 

The #MeToo movement is not just about HarveyWeinstein, the Hollywood Producer, who sexually assaulted and raped 84 women. Many, especially black women, feel even though the #MeToo movement was started by a black women, Tarana Burkethe focus has been taken over by women in Hollywood and that black women need something to highlight their own struggles such as #MeTooBlackWomen

The #MeToo movement was originally created tobring an end to sexual violence so sex and human trafficking should also be included in the #MeToo movement or we  need another movement to bring attention to S ex and Human Trafficking such as  #UntestedRapeKits, 
#ModernDaySlavery or #MeThree movement and/or #IllegalOrganHarvesting. 

"The Grab'em By the Pussy" president has opened the doors not just to racism against Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims and others, but he has also opened the doors for men not just to disrespect women, but also to commit violent acts against them. 

Face it -- the U.S. has created a culture that protects pedophiles, sex and human traffickers, illegal organ harvesting, police abuse/brutality, and men who commit sexual violence against women. So the n ext time you go to the polls, just remember we need legislators who will introducelaws to stop pedophile rings, sexual harassment, sexual assaults and rapes in this country, especially in workplaces, sex and human trafficking, illegal organ harvesting and other other egregious actsthat many women, men and children are facing today. 

They need to be brave enough to go 'face with face' with these illegal entities and sinister enterprises, which are probably made up of many military personnel, high ranking politicians, law enforcement officers (KKKops) and others in high positions in this country, and this is why there is no longer investigations of sexual assaults and rapes. 

I know this article has a lot of facts to digest, especially for the common, every day citizen. But what you need to remember is that most of the topics in this article are CLOSELY-RELATED or CLOSELY-ASSOCIATED

Just like the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry is BIG BUSINESS now...Pedophile Sex Rings, Sex and Human Trafficking (Sexual Assaults and Rapes), and Organ Harvesting -- are all now BIG BUSINESS -- which means a lot of money is exchanging hands through corrupt enterprises. So when one is investigated, the other topics must also be investigated. 

The reason I did not break the article down into shorter versions for upcoming articles or e-newsletters is frankly I need to move on to other topics -- where I can affect change. Because the world is in such disarray at this time, we all need to do our part to change it. This is my contribution to society, which I hope will be a NEW AWAKENING for many.

Cathy Harris is an Empowerment and Motivational Speaker, Non-GMO Health and Wellness Expert, Self Publishing and Business Coach, and also an Advice Columnist at DearCathy.com. She is the author of 25 non-fiction books at AngelsPress.com and can be reached through her empowerment company, Angels Press, P.O. Box 19282, Austin, TX 78760, www.AngelsPress.com , email: info@AngelsPress.com. She is available for seminars, workshops, webinars/teleseminars and consultations at www.CathyHarrisInternational.com 

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Report Back on One Year Anniversary of "The Essential Women's Movement for African American Women" and "Cathy Harris School of Learning"

April 7, 2018

Cathy Harris, Syndicated Columnist 
 
Before the curtains close down on my life, I will live my life MY WAY. At 61 -- I am in the 3rd actof my life and no one is going to rain on my parade. I am pretty sure I have at least  20 more productive years left ahead of me. 

Most people's productive years are from ages 20 to 70 (in my case 80).  These are the years when you will do some of your best work in your business and whatever endeavors you are involved in. 

Most of you know I never went to college. Being raised on a farm in rural Georgia with 8 siblings and being the family's black sheep, didn't afford me too many luxuries growing up -- including a chance to get a college degree. 

When I make a reference to being a black sheep in my postings, I don't want you guys to think that I am having problems moving on.  When I left home after graduating high school at the age of 17 and eventually ended up in the military, I forgave my parents and their lack of support for me and moved on. 

You got to forgive those who have wronged you in this life, whether you were a child or adult, in order to create a beautiful space for living a wonderful and prosperous life. That's the message I am trying to pass on. All that hate and bitterness will do nothing but eat away at your inner soul.

Generation Zs and Millennials today are not buying into the old ways of learning, so there are many ways to learn outside of educational institutions. According to many educators today online education will be the wave of the future so this includes learning in MobileLearningClubs.com, where we can set up massive mentorship programs, homeschooling, learning through social media with presentations especially  webinars/teleseminars and especially on YouTube.com and more non-traditional methods of teaching and learning.

Unlike in the past, you do not need to travel across the country for  Masterminds, Think Tanks, Classrooms, Brainstorming Sessions, Roundtables, Panel Discussions, Symposiums, Town Hall Meetings and other serious meetings and conferences.

Today you can just watch and participate in these events from the comfort of your own homes - online or by phone. And this is how we can save ourselves, our families and our communities. We can bring some of the greatest minds together online and by phone -- and create a whole new paradigm and framework for teaching and learning.

And because gentrification has totally separated black families from their support systems and because GMOs (aka Processed Foods) have turned off most people's brains today, we have to come up with new ways and ACTION PLANS for teaching and learning. 

Facebook.com and Google.com is  "The New BIG BROTHERand we need to make sure that social mediadon't get ADDICTIVE and overwhelming, especially for our children, so many of us need to TURN OFF social media.

I know several individuals that refuse to be on facebook.com and other social media, including some of my familymembers, and they are veryproductive individualsbecause of this.  Some of these individuals are just on meetup.com , which is a great platform to build an business, especially an audience. 

When many newspapers became obsolete Meetup.com took the place of print newspapers classified ads and events. Many people did not follow these newspapers online, especially seniors, so they use this social media platform to announce community events or build businesses. The cost is $19.99 a month for 1 or 3 meetup.com groups. I have 6 of these groups total where I announce all my events and post my e-newsletters.

Today kids are killing themselves online because of abuse at home and online bullying. Online bullying, fake news and trolling is a big issue online.  A survey found that 70% of 18 to 24 year olds who use the internet had experienced harassment, and 26% of women that age said they'd been stalked online.  This is exactly what trolls want. 

The online bullying war is real. Personally, for marketing purposes I am on all the social media websites and I have been cussed out online by young black women for no reasons whatsoever. 

A digital marketing specialist told me as a business owner to choose ONLY TWO social media networks to work with so that you don't get overwhelmed. This was a great idea. So right now I am active on facebook.com and meetup.com. But would like to do more on Instagram, where all the Millennials are located.

Melissa Harris-Perry, a former host at MSNBC and Leslie Jones from Saturday Night Live, two very strong and powerful black women, were bullied on twitter so social media might not be for everyone -- but there are plenty of ways to learn online, without being a part of social media. 

And don't forget the tons of individuals, especially young folks, who post their home businesses online --- only to put themselves in danger when strangers show up at their doors with sinister mindsets -- so you need to be careful on social media. 

Many people are denied job and even business opportunities because today the first thing potential employers or business associates will do is look for you on social media. If you have put any half-nude or negative pictures or posts out there -- then you might have missed a great opportunity.

So you need to be careful what you are putting out there online. Once it's out there it never goes away. It remains online forever. That include all pictures of your kids that you are posting online. 

Ask yourself -- how will your kids deal with life when you have put their entire histories online. They will be growing up live on social media. Will this cause problems for them -- especially potential bullying down the line? Are you setting your kids up to have to live like hermits in the future?

We need to stick to some of our old value systems. They have personal websites with user names and passwords for posting family histories and you can skype or use computers or phones to send pictures to family members -- instead of posting these on social media websites - just so you know.

Because of school shootings and homeschooling children to
avoid mandatory vaccination laws, which are sweeping across the country at this time, we need to look at the new wave for future teaching and learning. 

Many politicians received the memo and they are running massive online campaigns and winning their seats.  We need to turn off the TV and totally convert over to receiving our news from independent media online such as - blacklistednews.comtruthout.orgcommondreams.orgbrasscheck.comgovexec.com -- just to name a few.

Watching TV programs you and puts you in a trance (a half-conscious state) and takes away your productivity and the 8 minute commercials tells you to go into the kitchen and eat up everything in the house -- stay fat, stay ugly, stay unhealthy, stay broke, stay brainless, but have fun while you are doing it. And the next day -- do it all over again. And then 
months to one year down the line, you wonder why you haven't gotten anything accomplished in your life. 

Mainstream media (aka Fake News) is afraid to report the truth in this country and they all speak from the same script -- telling you the same thing over and over again - until it's programmed in your brain and until you are too lazy to go out and seek out the true facts. 

Sex trafficking, especially involving children, and organ harvesting are two of the biggest issues today that you will never hear about on mainstream media, so it's imperative that we discuss these important issues more in our own networks. 

Mainstream media trolls social media for breaking stories. But because WE ARE THE NEWS and have our OWN NETWORKS full of syndicated columnists, freelancers, bloggers, youtubers, internet radio hosts, business owners, organizations, etc. -- people speaking and living the truth and we are already online putting out our own stories and news -- why are you watching TV? And our news is uplifting and "life changing" -- not FAKE NEWS. 

What you need to do is become a part of these conscious networks that are already doing the work - already building online and offline communities. What you also need to do is stop  being afraid or paranoid of BIG BROTHER or that the government can watch you online, or listen in by phone, or see you through your Smart TV or that your microwave is talking to you. 

It is important to build a support network and system aroundyou, but I refuse to live my life in fear -- instead I choose JOY. Don't give these men in the government that much credit because at the end of the day, these men are really not that smart and many of them and their families have the same problems that you have. Many are also sick and dying of many preventable diseases -- just like you -- especially if you eat YheGMOs.

So stay focused and don't allow worry to consume you. Stop worrying about things you don't have any control over and live your life.  All we need to do is come together and build and rebuild our communities again -- on and offline. 

Think how powerful we would be if everyone with their own online networks come together - HINT - HINT. We would be a force to reckon with. The way forward is to build 
business alliances and strategic partnerships with others. You certainly can't be successful as a solo business owner.

The KKKops are not going to stop using black men (andwomen) as target practice, unless we come together to stop it.  Whatever we do we have to be strategic in how we are getting the information to those who really need it. 

For many of you who have degrees, what you need to know and understand is that there is no shame in not having a degree and today many people -- with or without degrees -- are in the same boat. We need to come together and fight the establishment - online, by phone and in our communities. Never ever stop learning!!!

I have had plenty of time since leaving home to get a degree, but I felt having a degree wasn't what I needed to propel my life forward. And I  never once regretted how my life has turned out.  Being a "Self-Educated" black female has allowed me all the luxuries that I really need in my life and I do have what they call a "Phd in Life." 

Look at what's happening today with our children that decided to get a degree. Three out of 4 Millennials have ended up back at home unemployed.  Many have been left with MONTHLY financial aid payments as high as house notes ($800-$1,000). They have been left paying these college loans back for the next 20 to 30 years of their lives and many no longer work in these careers that they majored in. 

Because they start applying for colleges and universities and before they even step on campuses, their names are placed on MAILING LISTS, where they are bombarded with credit card offers, which puts them in the "cycle of debt" -- even before they leave the comfort of their own homes. And this is how the 'cycle of poverty' makes it way into many familiestoday.

Because we are on information overload, especially from social media and since our brains are turned off from eating GMOs, these unethical practices are able to slip by us. Schools and other learning institutions are not teaching our children what to watch out for. 

Today because of BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE --everywhere, schools and other learning institutions and their employees are offering the BARE MINIMUM to our children, which means you, your family and your community need to step up to educate and teach families.

Most people are only in these educational jobs today - because of their paycheck or just to get paid. So you can'texpect for anyone to do a good job today.  They are especially not teaching our children about finances. Many students are 20 years old before they even know how to write a check. Today y ou need to do more than teach your kids how to read and write because learning is a 'lifetime' process.

So for future references if our children decides to get degrees, we need to make sure they have all the facts upfront. Both my daughters received Master's degrees in fields (occupational therapist and educator) that they are still working in today because I laid out the foundation for them growing up. 

Since my oldest daughter never made below a 95 in science, I knew she would end up in the healthcare field. So I push her that way. She initially thought about being a anesthesiologist, but found out you have to take out too much insurance because when they put people to sleep before operations, many don't wake up. 

She also thought about being a surgeon but realized they had to stand on their feet for hours to do surgeries so she did not want that for her body or health. She also thought about being a nurse practitioner, which is just like a doctor, but I was also glad she did not go that route. 

Because she had been a cheerleader for 10 years and sometimes had issues with her ankles, she decided to go into occupational therapy, so that she could work on her ownself. It was a great choice. She is very mobile in that position and very happy with her choice.

My youngest was forever winning writing contests in school. She wrote poems and short stories so she majored in English and Creative Writing. She is a College English Professor and also tutors students on the side and is very happy.

Both my daughters chose fields where they were in their zones. Fields that they had enjoyed studying and learning more about since the ages of 10 years old. I showed them how to conduct their own research and figure out things on their own and I taught this to them at an early age. If you have not taught your kids what they need to know by age 18, when they prepare to leave home, it's already too late. 

Neither one of my daughters decided to attend a HBCU because they watched their friends, who were grades ahead of them, drop out of school at the very beginning or after a year because these financial institutions at HBCUs, refused to help them find the finances they needed to proceed with their education. Customer service at the schools were horrible like most places today.

So by the time my daughters made it to their schools, once they applied for financial aid and other avenues for funding, these funds were offered up the very first week so they were able to pay for housing, food, books and the other essentials they needed for their education. 

This choice not to attend a HBCU was left strictly up to them, however, we looked at at least 17 schools for my first daughter and a year later -- at least 10 for my second daughter. So we put in the work and figured out what they needed. 

I know my two daughters would have received more positive mentoring had they attended HBCUs, but after hearing stories from their friends about financial nightmares at several HBCUs, they wanted no part of HBCUs. And they received all the mentoring they needed from me as a  "hands-on" mother.

The future is quickly changing so help your children select fields that will be around in the future and fields they can be happy in. The problem is most students, even as freshmen, in college don't have any idea what to major in. This is because they did not conduct enough research growing up, especially as teenagers. 

Maybe their parents were not "hands-on." It's vital that these students have someone in their families or communities working with them at a very early age. This is why mentoring programs are extremely important.

This is the type of information that's not hid under a rock -- that we are offering to our network participants -- everyday -- 'self-sufficiency' survival guides for the entire family. We don't just want to see you survive or exist -- we want you to THRIVE in our network.

At 61 -- I am trying my best to PASS THE TORCH to othersbehind me because I can only write so many articles and 
Families today need help! The goal is to create businesses that will solve some of the problems in communities. 

Many families are barely surviving -- and most are just existing. We need to form networks, and/or merge online networks (HINT-HINT), form businesses or other channels to help disseminate vital information to those that really need it -- to improves their lives.

In the Jewish community, whether they like the next family or not, if they find out about financial aid and other opportunities for other families in their communities -- they will share this info. So we need to get back to sharing information. We did share information and look out for each other at one time and we can start doing it again.

We invite all of you to be a part of our network and you will have a voice in our network.  We told you when we created our women's movement for African American women (and men),  "The Essential Women's Movement for African American Women" , (www.OneMillionClassroomswww.EssentialMentors.com, and TeamEssentialWomen.com) on Jan. 29, 2017, with our motto"Motivating Women to Greatness," that we would be cheerleaders for other women (and men) coming into the network and we have kept our promise.
 
Cheering other women on is not nothing new, but many women today still have issues with being a part of a "Sistahood of Sistars," and taking care of those that matters most - ourselves, our families and our communities.

We could not have carried out this type of successful camaraderie with other women (and men) without our monthly Masterminds,
Think Tanks andClassrooms. 

A Mastermind is the coming together of a collective group of individuals to discuss ideas and strategies and come up with relevant and timely solutions to move yourself, your family and your entire community forward.
 
Being a part of a Mastermind group will accelerate your success. I know that for a fact! For the past year we have held our Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classroomswith some of the most dynamic black individuals in this atmosphere.
 
Some of my most dynamic 'life-changing ideas'(movements, summits, think tanks, panel discussions, seminars, teleseminars, webinars, workshops, and classrooms) that I have since implemented into my business, AngelsPress.com, came directly from the discussions in our Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms.
 
The other day I was conducting a follow-up call with one of my male participants from our Masterminds, that called me a "Brainy Female." He said you are definitely one of those brainy women that most people will probably have a hard time keeping up with.

Even though I enjoyed the compliment and agreed totally with what he said, I did not hesitate to reiterate to him that the women and men that participates in our monthly Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms -- are just as brainy as I am. And as brainy women, we bounce ideas off each other. We are in each other's corners no matter what.
 
You know how the old saying goes "If you are the smartest person in your group, then you need to get another group." Well that is certainly not my dilemma. Our Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms have taken women (and men) who were victims to women that are now excelling in every area of their lives.
 
They have come up with action plans by creating their own networks that have not only complimented their own lifestyles, but also their families and communities. Many now have their own Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms. Congrats ladies for passing the "Cathy Harris School of Learning."

You see like our ancestors would say, "There is more than one way to skin a cat" -- and there are more than one way to educate our people. 

If you are still seating back "straddling the fence"wondering if you should join our MONTHLY Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classroomson the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (CST) -- don't -- instead TAKE ACTION and get around a group of positive individuals that is not only laying out the facts, but also providing strategies and solutions for you, your family andyour entire community. 

As you join our "Sistahood of Sistars" -- for both black men and women -- never forget that  there is a 99.9% chance that it's going to take women -- who are the CEOs of their familiesand in many cases today - breadwinners - to turn not just their family around, but this entire country around also -- so Sistars keep your eyes on the prize and join us in our monthly Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (PST), 7:00-8:00 p.m. (CST) and 8:00-9:00 p.m. (EST) at www.BlackWomenMastermind.com.
Call (712) 770-4715, Pin Code #243460.

If the conversations or classrooms are really intriguing, and they usually are, sometimes we will run longer so reach out and see if we are still on the call. Also don't forget to set up FREE "Breakout Sessions" or "What's Next Video Clarity Calls," which we can schedule anytime, especially if you MISSED the Masterminds, Think Tanks and Classrooms.The recordings, however, will be posted on the page and onYouTube.com

Reach out to me anytime... 
 


Cathy Harris, Speaker, Author, Coach
P.O. Box 19282
Austin, TX
(512) 909-7365
Cathy@cathyharrisinternational.com