America’s President Pardons Coke Dealers and Counterfeiters:
Andrae Crouch is as Hollywood as Michael Jackson was and Jackson’s star still is in music and entertainment. In this video clip Crouch speaks at James Cleveland‘s funeral, where he met the legend at a BBQ.
I saw Andre perform when I was about five years-old at the Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand. I saw him perform with the Jones family and the Smith family as well as Bonnie Houston of Rarotonga, New Zealand and Australia, then engaged to be married. All families along with my own, were involved in racial persecution of one person–who could not stand the fact we were colored (part Polynesian). As an ambassador of America to New Zealand in the 70′s, Mr Couch was like an angel singing before our eyes on his piano and with his siblings who pardoned us all for being in the world. He rocks.
Andrae Crouch is one of the most gifted music arrangers in American music history–often copied and imitated without credit all across his career because of Andrae’s religious beliefs that didn’t mesh well with corporates in the corporate world whose artists would incorporate Andre’s unique gospel riffs into secular hit music.
Andrae Crouch overcame these oppressors as well as a life of cocaine addiction to songwrite many well known gospel songs and to arrange the exquisite vocals on the song Man in the Mirror–an American pop anthem that became a world anthem–because of its honest message of seeing the world through another’s eyes–particularly the least, in living lives beyond the disease of entitlement. Michael Jackson–had no qualms in crediting Andrae Crouch as a talented American great on his albums as the world’s no.1 best selling solo artist.
In an act of forgiveness we effectively forgive ourself. Those we pardon become the mirror image of grace where we can see the world more honestly, as being made up of a world of imperfect people, learning from flaws, scars and mistakes as wisdom to become better–Horiwood on Pardons.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–President Barack Obama chose to bless people convicted of mutilating coins, using cocaine and writing bad checks with his first presidential pardons.
In all, Obama pardoned nine people Friday for crimes dating as far back as the 1960s. Those pardoned had been sentenced to as little as one year of probation to up two years in confinement. Fines and damages for the offenders ranged from as little as $20 to $71,000.
When asked why Obama chose the group for his first pardons, Reid Cherlin, a spokesman for the White House, said, “The president was moved by the strength of the applicants’ post-conviction efforts at atonement, as well as their superior citizenship and individual achievements in the years since their convictions.”
Ronald Lee Foster of Beaver Falls, Pa., was among those pardoned. He was sentenced in North Carolina in 1963 to one year of probation and a $20 fine for “Mutilation of coins.” The statute he was charged under says it’s unlawful to, among other things, alter, deface, mutilate, impair, diminish, falsify, scale or lighten any U.S. coins.
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ARI OF HAWAII SAYS KIA ORA NEW ZEALAND – TEN RED HOT DIVERSE HORIWOOD.COM NEWS POSTS WE’RE SHARING AS CULTURE, HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW -2.7.11
“I love Maori culture of New Zealand” says Ari of Hawaii, “I love Maori culture so much, I wear it every day. Seriously bro, I wouldn’t leave home to the Mainland without Maori culture on me” says this young Creative whose having meetings this week in Hollywood.
“Kia ora New Zealand and readers of Horiwood.Com!” is Ari’s message.
Ten posts we’re sharing in the Hollywood Hood as culture via social media selections are:
1. Reflections of heart, soul, love 2.6.11
2. Maori Music & Avatar Hollywood news
3. Who is the best rugby football player in the world?
4. Nicole Kidman – Top 50 stars of Hollywood 2009
5. Russell Brand has a new book
6. Robbie Williams is an angel of record breaking entertainment
7. When Gabriel Aubrey tapped an LA Lakers game with Kim Kardashian
8. Thomas Jefferson on Bill of Rights importance
9. News Wire – Obama & vintage Andrae Crouch footage hotness
10. Conspiracy theory truisms humor – Movie script premises via The World Bank. Lol!
Thanks Ari. Rock on bro!
Music today by Katchafire of Aotearoa, New Zealand with their reggae hit Seriously as performed live at Maui Massive festival in Hawaii.
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