But first, I want you to understand this: I am NOT some money-grubbing video hack recycling out-dated generic info for outrageous prices to unsuspecting would-be filmmakers.
I am a passionate life-long filmmaker and educator who loves teaching and helping other filmmakers. Film and TV projects Ia€™ve made have been screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, Slamdance, and on MTV and The Education Channel. I am currently the Production Center Manager and an adjunct professor at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts, one of the most renowned film schools in the world, where I instruct grad and undergrad students on everything from lighting to audio to camerawork and other practical production strategies for pulling off their creative vision regardless of their budget or previous experience level.
Even with a family and full-time job I actively devote a huge chunk of my time to helping up and coming filmmakers. Unlike the money-grubbing video hacks peddling whack digital downloads across the Internet, I actually want you to succeed, so Ia€™m not gonna B.S.
100% real-world illustrated practical instructions on the tangible and intangible things that can help you make your film and video projects with less mistakes and better end results regardless of your budget.
296 glossy full-color pages featuring 500+ clear full-color photos and diagrams in a real soft-cover book. This isna€™t one of those cheesy low-budget fly-by-night digital downloadsa€¦this is a glossy full-color soft-cover book, packaged with a professionally produced Bonus DVD that features a one-of-a-kind video DVD tutorial on recording better audio that has received univerSal praise for ita€™s clarity and usefulness. This entire book and DVD package has been professionally edited, designed, laid out and perfectly-bound by the worlda€™s leading publisher of technical film and TV books,Focal Press . This is a book and DVD of purely practical advice and technical instruction from the deep trenches of guerrilla filmmaking. If youa€™re busy trying to launch a film, I know that you dona€™t have the time to read between the lines, so I took more than 2 years out of my life to catalog and illustrate the filmmaking process and write The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide to break down the things you most need to know. Thata€™s just the useful information that Ia€™m providing, but even after 15 years in the game, I dona€™t know everything (far from it), so I reached out to gather more practical wisdom and advice some of the most respected, experienced and talented filmmakers and experts in the industry to ask them to fill in my blanks by giving you their candid advice in pages entitled Been There, Done That, that are dispersed throughout the book by topic.
Who are just some of the diverse respected and talented filmmakers who have contributed their vast filmmaking wisdom and knowledge to this book?
John is an world-renowned animation historian and Executive Director of Animation of NYUa€™s legendary Tisch School of the Arts.
Adrian and his brother Rocco, shot their documentary, Genghis Blues, on a Hi-8 video camera in the rugged mountains of Tuva. Many of these name-brand indie filmmakers have been nominated for (and even won) Oscars and won more major awards, festivals, and accolades than I could hope to list.
In the 15+ years Ia€™ve been making film and TV, Ia€™ve wasted many precious hours (actually days) of my life reading i??between the lines of some overwhelming film book, trying to find and decipher the few kernels of real information that were actually relevant to helping me make my projecta€¦I rarely found the practical info I needed and hardly ever in a single book. In The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide Ia€™ve gone through great pains to make the complicated and confusing process of filmmaking easy and clear for you to understand and more importantly, execute. Long after you begin to master the craft, the Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide will serve as a continual illustrated reference guide to the thousand little technical and procedural details you need to recall to pull off a film.
Not only that, but this book will help you avoid the most common filmmaking mistakes and give you the technical know-how, insider tips and confidence to capture your vision regardless of your budget. In addition to that, ita€™s gotten more positive reviews and endorsements from active blog writers in and around the filmmaking community, such as Making The Movie, Irascible Ian, and The Blog Columnist. This partial list includes some of the most prestigious names in film education on either side of the globe and they have adopted this book in the classroom for one reason and one reason only- ita€™s helping their students to make better films. I want you to take the word of the many happy customers who already own The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide.
This price is much lower than other filmmaking products on the market and even 20% lower than the retail price printed on the book. You might begin your school days with a 30-40 minute devotional, looking something like this. Beautiful Girlhood (If you change or alternate the pronouns, this book can be used for a boy or a mixed group of boys and girls. Beyond Boyhood (If you change or alternate the pronouns, this book can be used for a girl or a mixed group of boys and girls. The memorization system will aid the child in forming a habit of attention and retention of the scripture, poetry, and more. Everyone over 6 should have personal scriptures and a three ring devotional binder.A  Begin with prayer. Very little is said about Jesusa€™ childhood and youth in the scriptures, however, the apostle Luke thought it would be important for all children learn about Jesusa€™ early life. Ask a Child to Read: a€?I suppose no one had more or greater experiences regarding the protection which comes from wearing the whole armor of God than did Daniel.
Ask a child to read: Daniel and his three friends, whom we know as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, begged permission to refuse the kinga€™s meat and wine, and the prince who had charge over them told Daniel that the king would be very angry if they appeared less healthy and fair to look upon than the others through their failure to eat the kinga€™s fare. Ask a child to read: After ten days they looked better and appeared healthier than all the others, so they were allowed to continue. Do you wait for Mother and hold her chair,a€?Or sit down and eat as though shea€™s not there? How ought mothers and fathers do their duty in helping their children increase in favor (good manners and habits)?
When Mother or Father ask you to play outside, eat good food, drink water, or study and work hard, from whom is the commandment really coming?
Ask a child to read: a€?And it came to pass that I, Nephi, returned from speaking with the Lord, to the tent of my father. Ask a child to read: For behold, Laban hath the record of the Jews and also a genealogy of my forefathers, and they are engraven upon plates of brass.
Leta€™s sing a primary song, Nephia€™s Courage, which will help us understand this even better. Besides FHE, the family Devotional is the most important part of raising children, in my opinion.
Nor am I one of these guys who made a single lame little film that never saw the light of day and is now claiming to somehow be able to give you everything you need to take on Hollywood with a dollar and dream. A feature film I produced was covered on the front page of both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety when it took the top prize at the prestigious 2003 IFP Film Market in New York City. As a service to the indie film community I provide tons of helpful original information in the form of a free filmmaking blog, podcast, email newsletter and Ia€™ve even donated thousands of dollars of this product to several filmmaking non-profits organizations that serve teens.
I do them because this is my art, craft, and passion and I want to share the many things Ia€™ve learned (and am still learning) and do my best to inspire you to pursue and persist at filmmaking. These are just practical straight-up answers that every filmmaker will need to know sooner or later- all explained clearly, in plain English, step-by-step. They are self-taught and challenging the traditional notion of film distribution with innovative new models. Ita€™s an easy and humorous read and written to inspire and motivate you to pursue your vision regardless of your budget or experience level. Not only that, but there is absolutely no-risk for you whatsoever, because just like the filmmaking instruction, the guarantee is no B.S. As with the other subjects, the more your children have in common, the more likely that they will choose to be friends in addition to being siblings. I thought it a better idea to teach mothers how to design devotionals according to the current needs of their family. Using the topical guide of the LDS standard works, Building Faith in Christ Through the Book of Mormon, True to the Faith, Learning Resources for Children Topics, and Come Follow Me youth curriculum, you and your children can discover doctrine behind the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Although I've tried and abandoned several, I keep coming back to the following wonderful method that we discovered and used in our homeschool. If you then use these as dictation and copy work (spelling and penmanship), you further cement the words in the cranium. You might ask your warda€™s Primary Chorister what the focus song is for that month so the Primary children will learn the songs very well and gain joy over being prepared. Repeat this lesson a couple times a year, because these concepts are worth repeating over and over again. If you dona€™t play the piano or guitar to accompany the hymns, go to LDS.org to the hymns section and play the MP3 for this purpose. Look up the definitions asked for in some of the following questions in Webstera€™s 1828 dictionary. They ought to help me learn Goda€™s word, guide my schoolwork, and encourage me in both of these. At the summons of King Nebuchadnezzar, he, with other chosen children of Israel, was brought to live in the kinga€™s palace for certain training.
Daniel asked for a period of ten days in which they might eat pulse [vegetables, legumes, and grains], and drink water, and then be compared with the others who were eating and drinking the kinga€™s farea€”meat and wine.
At the end of three years, when they were brought before the king, we are told that among them all was found none like Daniel and his three friends, and in all matters of wisdom and understanding, the king found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers in his realm.
I ought to help mother make pulse and grow vegetables, only ask for and eat good food, drink lots of water, and play outside instead of sitting around.
Heavenly Fathera€¦Leta€™s read about Nephi and see what he and his father have to say about it. And it came to pass that he spake unto me, saying: Behold I have dreamed a dream, in the which the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brethren shall return to Jerusalem.
Wherefore, the Lord hath commanded me that thou and thy brothers should go unto the house of Laban, and seek the records, and bring them down hither into the wilderness. Therefore go, my son, and thou shalt be favored of the Lord, because thou hast not murmured.
Although we chose to do our family devotionals after dinner each evening, morning devotionals work best for other families. The Book of Mormon for LDS Families and others in the series contain all manner of resources that really help everyone understand the scriptures very well.
True the little one can't read yet, but it gives them a sense of the importance of what you are doing.
I think with a family meeting to discuss the problem and the addition of these resources, your problems should lessen. I never thought that I can make such beautiful Items in these wonderful colour combinations. And they are all giving perfectly candid, concise and practical advice on everything from funding to storytelling to ethics throughout this book. Don't hesitate to bear your testimony and explain things from your personal revelation as the parent during this special time. Doing so, parents help to instill in their children testimonies built on knowledge and wisdom instead of vague ideas or the desire to please parents. In fact, I got a new set of scriptures to begin this marking system all over again from my new perspective of a middle-aged woman. When the child reads, copies, and discusses the selections, visual, kinesthetic, and auditory aspects of learning are begun. All that is required is the consistent reading and reciting the entire selection two or three times daily until the child can recite it by memory. When you begin singing together as a family, it may not be all roses and beautiful notes at first. Choices affect everyone in the persona€™s family, their friends, their future spouse and children, their ability to support their family someday, and their progression in the next life. They were to be carefully nourished for three years, at which time they would stand before the king. Did you know that learning good manners and habits is one way to find favor with God and man? At first the children were enthusiastic (it was their idea, in fact!) but now they grumble and drag into the room. With this our scriptural discussions and enthusiasm at family devotional time increased, because youngsters could really understand. Ask the child to join in the recitation.A  Continuing the two or three daily recitations, you will begin to see the child confidently recite the selections. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers. The skills needed for good leadership are present in all of us, but not all of us are natural leaders. Each child should have their own copy of the standard works to use during devotional, even non-readers.
Find a child appropriate drawing lesson of the animal on Youtube or in one of the Draw Write Now books. I had my last set for decades.a€?a€?With a two-fold purpose, it will help all who adopt it to learn the doctrines of the scriptures better and prepare you to speak on doctrine. These pencils can be found in packages very inexpensively.a€?a€?As you go through the topics and build devotionals, you will read specific scriptures that enhance the topic. The child never comes to realize that his parents are bound to a higher law than their own whims--he never learns that parents can't let him break his sister's toys, or stuff himself with cake, or make everyone around him miserable, because it isn't right. Apparently they were to be fed with the choicest of food, including the kinga€™s meat and wine.
I'm trying to think of things to help cheerfully wake them up and help them engage in the scriptures and our discussions. With a non-reader, Mom or Dad or another child who is a good reader sits next to the assigned non-reader and reads the non-readers verse a few words at a time pointing to each word. I had my last set for decades.With a two-fold purpose, it will help all who adopt it to learn the doctrines of the scriptures better and prepare you to speak on doctrine. These pencils can be found in packages very inexpensively.As you go through the topics and build devotionals, you will read specific scriptures that enhance the topic. The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola. Our ALPs series is designed to identify, embrace and and strengthen our ALPs participants leadership abilities. The children should attempt the drawing lesson on their signs and rewards chart for their religion binder. On the blank pages in the back and front of the scriptures, each person will have dozens of topics outlined for instant talks. Building consistently accurate and complicated, beautiful language patterns, knowledge of the Constitution of the United States, great poetry, and a store of gospel doctrine, the child develops his intellect and character. The child needs to see that his parents are bound by the same codes of right and wrong that he is. Often, if you ask for their help and suggestions, they come up with better ideas and stick to them better than if you just mandate something.
All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium. If the child doesna€™t develop a solid testimony and chooses rebellion, real trouble could result.
Because they studied and understand the doctrines that go with the topics, these talks will be further possible and successful. Using a blue colored pencil (I use prisma color ultramarine) circle and color in the reference number.
We could do all kinds of things together while playing, but for one of us to try to sing a solo before the others was like asking ice cream to stay hard on the kitchen stove. Mom or Dad, whoever is leading the devotional each morning, should pause to discuss the sections in each of the additional resources as seems appropriate. Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. With this topical journey through scripture, each will develop testimonial confidence not often found in someone young children or for that matter most adults. Depending on the length of the selections, your family will usually have them down pretty well at the end of the week (scripture and quote,) or month (poems and songs).
We also found that doing scripture study around the dining room table compared to sprawled out on the living room floor was more conducive to paying attention.
The course has provided me loads for which I am extremely thankful to "OM CRATIVE CLASSES" and hope that whenever I learn something else from you people, Ma'am will personally teach me all the new creations as she is an amazing Artist whose been a constant support and an amazing Mentor'.AHUJA (NEW DELHI)MY FACULTY IS A GREAT ARTISAN, AND EXPERT CHOCOLATE MAKER.
If you are truly serious about filmmaking and looking for a better learning resource, therea€™s nothing more to say or to do except buy this book and Shut Up and Shoot!
All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up). I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. As you read the scripture, use a prisma color red colored pencil to underline meaningful parts of the scripture. When they also read them aloud themselves and write them 5 times per week, they cannot help capturing them in their brains. TMO Adventures provide an opportunity to realize a group's governing principles, values, ethics and practice core competencies in a safe and supportive environment. At the conclusion of the topic, write the first scripture in the chain next to the blue-circled scripture.


Our challenges are experiential in nature and we encourage continued teamwork, realistic goal setting, honest feedback and shared learning in a experiential process which stimulates our creative thinking and problem solving skill sets. 15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful.
This method will change the way you see the world, your goals, eternal life, relationships, your behavior, and build your testimony if you let it.
Not only might this method be used with this sort of family devotional, it can be used with all sorts of books, lessons, and pamphlets that include scripture study at their core. Out of those simple little meetings, held in the parlor of our old home, came something indescribable and wonderful. The quality and the uniqueness of all the products taught here are really beneficial for a long run. Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. Groups tend to develop a sense of community that wants to be successful at what they are engaged in.
Participants find a new sense of confidence in themselves an understanding A and appreciation for others that transfers over to the school and their community. 8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs. We believe that together, the teachers and students will return to their classrooms and will ultimately be linked together through their shared experience to achieve the common goal of linking adventure through education.
These wonderful things came about because our parents followed the counsel of the President of the Church.a€? Gordon B. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South.
A  10:00 am - 2:00 pmHave you ever wondered if you could you make it on your own in the woods?
I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner. I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping.
You are the best thing you have."During this four-hour program you will use critical thinking skills and a positive attitude to complete this 'Survival' scenario.
You will learn impromptu wilderness medical skills (First-Aid without a kit), look for natural shelter, build a debris shelter, find safe drinking water, find resources for making primitive tools, make a primitive weapon, track wildlife, build a fire, learn back country cooking skills and what leave no trace ethics are, even forecast the weather! I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it. All participants acquire real skills and an increased awareness of themselves and their environment. I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered.
The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. They also develop a more positive self-image through an authentic sense of personal accomplishment.
I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc. All students should read or listen to the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and come with small blank page journal and a pen. Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission.
Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal.
This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. Learn the skills that will save your life and or your family or friends.This is a course that you won't want to missDress casual and warm.
He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom. The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South. The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St. Further there is a special bonding and understanding which takes the professionalism to the next level. Learn outdoor survival skills plus how to build a matchless fireBring water - snack & lunch, ID books, magnifying glass if you have them.
Now I am completely assured that after my retirement from Indian Army I can open my own boutique for my kids better future. All programs require proper clothing and rain gear, sturdy footwear, sunscreen, water bottle.
The interaction with teachers provided me with an atmosphere of comfort and hard work put by the teachers helped me to come out with flying colours. It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm.
Initially I was a bit apprehensive about doing an online course but now I feel happy and satisfied. Now after completing the course I feel confident that I will be able to delevop my own buiness. What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm.
It would not be justified if I would not mention a few words about Ma'am, My Role Model.
Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America. TMO Adventures provide an opportunity to realize a group's governing principles, values, ethics and practice core competencies in a safe and supportive environment.
Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn. Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today. Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations. The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world. She has been approachable and friendly. OM CRATIVE CLASSES has reaffirmed the fact that hard work and giving priority to my work is the key to success. Accepting new ideas, polishing my skills, providing me an insight on the new trends and market has been helpful. Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. There is newness in every product we create which makes the process interesting and full of surprises. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman! Overall, I believe my mentor has contributed greatly in understanding the essentials of this field.ANUJA (MUMBAI)I really feel proud to be a part of “OM CRATIVE CLASSES” and I can’t describe in words to be a part of such a wonderful Institute.
I have never thought that I can learn these Professional courses in an online manner successfully.My parents are really happy to see the creative items I have learnt during both the courses.
As a teacher you have been extremely co-operative and very approachable even with the silliest of queries. Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self. By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people. BRENDA (MEXICO)I am heartily thankful to the institute for giving me such a lovely guidance and support me to explore my creativity. With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love.
The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves. I stumbled upon Om Crative Classes online while I was doing research regarding similar classes.I have been very satisfied with level of professionalism and detail given to the latest designs and things in the prevalent market. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others. Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South. Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men. They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text). David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr. Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation.
Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South. Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr. King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization. Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project.
The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS. This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America. Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr. Just click to add your own content.You can use this page for anything you like, but we recommend focusing on one or two related topics to avoid confusing your readers. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups. Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate.
People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters. People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations.
No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world.
If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back. Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South. Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61.
Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide.
It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked.
King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries. The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved. The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history. This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta. They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta. Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr.
We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director. Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project. We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C. The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C.
Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared.
The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes. King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community. There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness. Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost. The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam.
King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville.
It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings. Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013. For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta. The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964. Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War.
Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running.


He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season. He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict. I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives. This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways.
But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings.
That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree. When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White. The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community. I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change. With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that! Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial.
But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote.
And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially. After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town.
A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community.
If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time. Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ. It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears.
Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?.
And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust. Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city. So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical.
King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote.
You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ. I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success.
However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart.
For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history. Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence.
I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions.
This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good.
We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success.
Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you.
Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience.
Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes.
The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell.
Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta. I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future. Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr. If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better. The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values.
And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them. His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers.
Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it. I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms.
John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event. This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013. Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010. This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance. The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation. We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc.
Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes!
It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done.
So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship.
On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course.
Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight. Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim. Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god. These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr. Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother. That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself.
These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged. Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped. The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem.
Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta. And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture. If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment. People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible). The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father? Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track. People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment. Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug. God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on.
Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta. C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr.
The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).
The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park. It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions. We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults.
Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument.
To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition.
To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc. Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series. These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.
He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people. That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦. Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to).
Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith? Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment. Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person. Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment.
If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow.
A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?.
A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010. Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude. To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached.
Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too.
Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God. They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work. I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him.
I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally. They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well. I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB). The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians.



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