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HOWARD GENE ANDERSON Jr. GOSPEL MUSIC MINISTRY click picture to hear this song

Once again; as if slavery times have never changed, the African-American is back inside one ship of State, which began as a nightmare called the Middle Passage to slavery.

The Middle Passage  years total more than 400; from the 15th century into the 19th century, with slave ship destinations going to South America, The Caribbean islands and in North America. African men and women; who sang in different Homelands in Africa, now would sing as one tribe within one ship called The United States Of America.

Although this time, the walk around the wilderness of Space, we see believers in the Trinity of GOD the Father, JESUS the Son and Holy Spirit of JESUS not just talking of the ancestors and traditions, we teach the new generations, who must learn the traditions of the past, “We Shall Overcome”.   The civil rights anthem will forever be the song everyone sang together, titled We Shall Overcome  .

Isabella Baumfree a.k.a Sojouner Truth, click picture for 16th USA President Abraham Lincoln

I relate songs sung in bondage to Sojourner Truth , who had an evangelical nature born in the Truth, Spirit and Light of the LORD. These songs and chants are known as Negro spirituals, and just like the drums were important in Africa, so are these songs the backbone of praise and communication in a new world.

Chants are short call out and answer songs, mostly a capella for example, one would sing “Do You Have Good Religion” and the crowd or congregation would sing back “Certainly Lord” in repeat fashion. GOD is our relief, we sing His Praises handed down to our parents; I refer to as the Giants, by the early ancestors, these songs (hymns) are sung during today’s church worship services of every denomination.

The new generation of Black African culture comes to church suffering from racial inequality in the United States and the Elders will rightly lean on the tradition of singing hymns (Negro Spirituals) to bridge the generation gap to the youth

Click the picture to listen to Howard Anderson Jr. sing “Didn’t He

Howard Anderson Jr. Hard Praise productions 

Lyric’s for “Didn’t He”

Gospel Singer and Songwriter Howard Is Author Of Hard Praise

Didn’t he love you, Didn’t he love U
Didn’t he love you, Didn’t he love U
repeat 4x
I Thought I wasn’t Having Fun
Cause It Seemed That The World Was So Much Fun
Looking At The Church Like Can’t Repeat It
Cause I Thought I Wanted The World Achievement
Digging Trying To Find Some Dirt
But The Lord Has Already Took The Earth
My Flesh Wants Me to Be Conceded
But God won’t Let Me Forget Who Freed It
Didn’t He Didn’t He Didn’t He Save U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Love U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Heal U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Die For U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Forgive U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Fill U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Renew U
Didn’t He
I Must Admit It Looks Real Nice
But The Deadly Cost OF The World Ain’t Nice

Didn’t God Save You! click the picture to tweet

Can’t Believe I Almost Cheated
On My God That Makes Me So Completed
When I Think About The Things He’s Done
Dump Joy in me overtakes and run
Can’t Stop Dancing On Why He Did It
Got The Rhythm In My Feet On How He Did It
Didn’t He Didn’t He Didn’t He Save U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Love U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Heal U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Die For U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Forgive U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Fill U
Didn’t He Didn’t He Renew U
Didn’t He
He Still Love You
He Renewed Me
Even When You Turn Away
Even When You Turn Away
Even When You Turn Away

The Lord knows His Praises, new generations are coming back to the church hearing and listening to expanded categories of Gospel music, which are not traditional.

Let’s embrace righteous praise and keep Gospel music as a bridge over soul sickness, from the sea of troubled waters called the Middle Passage. Creativity is a GOD given talent so each one reach one and teach the willing that the sounds of Gospel music can be flexible, with lyric’s that are from the teaching of JESUS.

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The Author Of Hard Praise click the pic

The Author Of Hard Praise Click the picture

The Lord knows the sounds of His Praise. “Praise On Down The Road” a story of non-traditional praise.

Gospel music is traditional and classic, coming from the heart, with an unmistakable feel and sound of a church worship service. Gospel music uplifts the spirit and ushers in the praises of GOD. The world knows the sounds from a predominantly African American church congregation, from organ to piano to drums to expressive soul singing and preaching, but one GOD.

Howard Anderson Jr. ; Author Of Hard Praise, is expressive with non-traditional style and instrumentation for Gospel songs. The lyric’s he writes offer traditional praise, but he follows the beat of a different drummer to create Gospel music as a voice for GOD. The beat of a different drummer is a direct reference to the original drum built by Africans. The drums also provide communication between the different tribes. Hear the drums as Howard Anderson Jr. sings his song titled “Christ The King” .

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Like a breath of fresh air, Howard’s music is a unique mixture of pop and edgy guitars with Christian lyrics that will have you listening again and again. He knows how to slow it down or amp it up without missing a beat.

a man who has an urban music ministry that is made for a time such as this!

Howard Anderson Jr. Author Of Hard Praise Click the picture to hear the Gospel song HGA

Howard Anderson Jr. is also known as HGA Click the picture listen to the song titled HGA

The origin of Black Gospel music is found in the drums of the tribes of Africa, but one GOD. There are different presentations of Gospel music, but one GOD. There are different Religious denominations, but one GOD.  

Black Africans were captured, traded and transported enslaved, on slave ships during years known as the Middle Passage.

The Middle Passage  years total more than 400; from the 15th century into the 19th century, with slave ship destinations going to South America, The Caribbean islands and in North America.

I believe the Black African ancestors suffered from the affects of Post Traumatic Stress from the months long trip across the ocean and being forced into slavery. We; the descendants of these African tribes, are the living links and a living testimony to slavery. As living links; to the blood of ancestors, we suffer from nightmare dreams, as descendants of these ancestral giants. We gained; as an inheritance, the hidden mental illness problem, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

GOD is our relief; as we sing His Praises handed down to our parents by our ancestors, to battle legalized slavery; which in-turn legalized skin color hatred, imposed with evil and intentional mindset.

Legal slave-holding is unlike the helping hand-up offered to a would be slave called indentured servant . Slavery is an evil wind; thought to be justified, when called White supremacy. Slavery was brutally sustained by offering no human rights or dignity, and no escape from a biblical like system of oppression.

African men and women; who sang in different Homelands in Africa, now would sing as one tribe within one ship of State, called America. Songs sung in bondage, became the Sojourner Truth , and have an evangelical nature. These chants and songs; known as Negro spirituals, are the backbone of the hymns sung during today’s worship services; of every religious denomination unto everlasting.

The civil rights anthem, will forever be We Shall Overcome  .

Negro spirituals; like the drums in Africa, are songs of praise and also served as news of escape opportunities on the underground railroad. People worked together as conductors on the underground railroad, to free slaves who want to be free.

Harriett Tubman said.

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

 Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

The Trinity of GOD would lead GOD fearing people; by faith, to be conductors of escape, from the plantations of the Southern slave States and their owners. The underground railroad worked through a series of private homes and stores, hiding the escaped slaves, moving them from the Southern slave States, into the Northern States and into Canada by the Toronto Underground Railroad .

Praise on Down the road

Underground Railroad map includes Kansas Territory. Click picture to Praise on down the road

The underground railroad led to freedom from the bondage of slavery; while delivering a Race of people and their African traditions to America, changing the world, economically, domestically and spiritually. There were many great men, women and families of White people, who would put their lives in jeopardy to help enslaved Africans gain freedom, the world would never be the same. The African in America influences every walk of life; even denied the truth of their own history, create a new Black culture. The underground railroad delivered the soul of the new Black culture, which would not forget the past religion, but pray to one GOD.

The church and the altar; which is the foundation of fellowship was rebuilt to fulfill the Commandment of GOD,

Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it Holy.

The church is a hospital for our soul, Home of the Holy Spirit and the place for prayer and singing praises. The Elders of the church will rightly lead you to lean on the traditions of singing hymns (Negro Spirituals), which keep a bridge to the ancestors. There is a struggle in the church with participation of the young and old.

New generations of Black culture are not attaching to the traditions of the ancestors. That struggle is going away, due to the continued hardness of the world and the renewed perceptions of a racial inequality. Once again; as if times never changed, the African American is back inside the one ship of State, which began as a nightmare Middle Passage to slavery.

Although this time, believers in the Trinity of GOD, walk through the wilderness and don’t just talk of the traditions of the ancestors, now we must teach and learn the traditions. “We Shall Overcome” .

The Lord knows his Praises, and regardless of the drums or instruments used, young people are necessary to carry forth the past ancestral traditions to the future. The youth are coming back to the church and they’re bringing some contemporary Gospel songs into the church, some which bend to much into things of the world.

Church is a hospital for the soul, it’s the world view points; which are not of GOD, that are trouble. Let’s guard the church to always present the truth and the light of GOD, which is the only escape from evil. The wrong songs can bring evil into the soul and into the church through half truths and watered down messages, which enter the soul through subterfuge, and enter into the church subtly as confusion.

We all are on guard for Spiritual wickedness in high places, those songs of confused messages can no longer carry the righteous praise. There are some in the church, that will reject any sound that does not adhere to traditional Gospel music. The music can be flexible, if the lyric’s are of the teaching or revelation of Christ, creativity must be seen as a talent given by GOD.

Hear Howard Anderson Jr. praise within the song “Everlasting Love”

“Hard Praise Wind & Gospel Song” is a bridge over the  troubled waters from memories of the Middle Passage, to help remember; as part of tradition, African Black American culture and its effect on worship and worship service.

Let us continually embrace Gospel singers and song writers like Howard Anderson Jr., they are the worship leaders, who are anointed and appointed to move to the beat of different drummers from the ancestors.

Peace and Be Blessed

From bare springs,…day..dreams..

You have nothing to fear but fear itself! No exceptions, except when said fear is a gone past reality, that by Jesus Christs’ mercy, saves you.

The grace of this Angel unaware allows us to continue, as I have heard University of North Carolina Head Basketball Coach Mr. Roy Williams in a candid interview say, “further farther”.

Immediately my quotation voice enters this story to tell you my Mother is from North Carolina and everyone from North Carolina is a proud Tar heel, hence my reference to Coach Williams.

My Dad, the late John Gary Dewberry Sr. was from South Carolina, although I am Northern born please believe I was taught a few things about the segregation and civil rights of America. 

I know about the Carolina’s and the cotton plant and tobacco farms. In this story, bed springs over my head, visually mean Spring time is here. Normally what would be planting season doubles like a double edge sword.

What is as a harvest for some, becomes a seed planted for others, as well as myself.

Pickin! Ain’t easy.. Not lost on my cotton picking Mind’s eye.

Further farther through selective amnesia avails memories which are too convenient and pleasant, always providing an easy way out of looking under the bed.

This elusive invasion of cached thoughts continually close an open wound left blessed but emotionally unattended, adaptive to the United States and the World.

These paragraphs of psycho-therapy complete a here to-fore impossibility, formerly known as “The Never Ending Story”. The impossibility of a paradox wrapped in an emotional catch 22 is now known to me as Infinity returned.

The infinity returning as a never-ending story of a once terrifying day that I again see and feel as an 8-year-old boy hiding under my bed.

This is a tough entry point, it’s been 45 years since April 4th 1968, that was the last time I played under my bed; my safe World, my playground for toys and imagination.

Lorraine Motel Memphis, Tennessee April 3rd, 1968 L-R Great Men Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Ralph D. Abernathy

The bed of my past is a steel spring mattress, I was fascinated by the construction of the springs. Finding me under this bed was no surprise, knowing when I was there was a task, I was an active and happy child.

I began paying more attention to television as I got older, especially when the news programs would show reports of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The news programs seemed to always show past civil rights struggles, including The Montgomery, Alabama Bus Boycott and violent pictures from the now infamous

(Edmond Pettus) bridge.

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the first black woman to be honored with a life-size statue in the Capitol.

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I would be drawn to the song “We shall overcome”, the name Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , The City of Birmingham, or The State of Alabama.

When I would hear any of those words my ears perk up, they still do and always will.  My ears heard evil things like.. they are going to kill him..  In Search of they!?..  in this context.. they are White Men in power.

Although I’ve referred to him in the 3rd person, he is Martin Luther King Jr. ,  referred to in 2nd person.. I am born into this World.

Family is King, L-R Martin Luther King Jr., Yolanda, Dexter, Bernice, Coretta Scott-King, Martin Luther King III

Family is King, L-R Martin Luther King Jr., Yolanda, Dexter, Bernice, Coretta Scott-King, Martin Luther King III

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I was always mystified by this Black Man ghost named Malcolm X who was mentioned in the same breath as him, but his assassination in 1965 happened when I was 5 years old.

I unsuccessfully strain my sub-conscious for memories of that tragedy, I am that little boy (John John) saluting his Father’s casket ( Funeral procession of President John F. Kennedy 1963 ).  I am protected; shielded almost, from the cruelty of the World but the cold World of the 1960’s was changing fast and speeding towards my whole existence on the planet.

The most momentous achievement of the times escapes me, the Hallmark of the Civil Rights movement is the voting rights act.

I have no recollection of the 1965 voting rights act.

Click The Picture Of, The Kennedy’s…forget me…NOT!!

The civil right to vote in America presents challenges to Negro’s or Colored people as African-Americans were referred to in 1960’s America. My ears heard the evil words of prejudice and legalized separation. I also saw pictures of people of skin color attacked by dogs, beaten and sprayed with powerful water hoses by the fire department.

This is profound when written down.. I watched those events from a Black & White TV.. this reads like poetic spiritual coincidence, reading is fundamental, as is the subliminal ability to read between the lines is a means to survival.

I did not read but I heard the awful words uttered from the Clansmen, the Birmingham Police Chief, the Alabama Governor and other Governors and officials.

I saw Black & White TV images show me a side of America that demanded the degradation and separation of Black people from society.

Those images were very frightening, but those images were inside of the television and seemingly far away from me. Only seemingly as living in the North of America had its own dangers related to skin color.

I was  young but I began to notice my little city had as big a trouble as any city anywhere in the USA. My parents’ generation wanted much more for their children than racial oppression.

1969 Chevrolet Impala

Coming where from I’m from , a small historic town within the Pioneer Valley  Springfield, Massachusetts is best known as Boston to residence of the South.

I Dred [ Scott ] my decision to Spring ahead into this corner of my mind’s eye,  under the bed, springs over head. It’s amazing how a mind filled with bad memories of a dramatic life changing episode protects you from yourself.

I’ve concealed, under childhood wonder, a misfortune (Amos Fortune) of the reality of those times, which affect and effect my today and any day you are reading this.

photo credit - ne-wanderer.blogspot.com  African Prince, American Slave, dies a free man in Jaffrey, New Hampshire his name Amos Fortune. click picture

photo credit – ne-wanderer.blogspot.com African Prince, American Slave, dies a free man in Jaffrey, New Hampshire his name Amos Fortune. click picture

No one has ask me how do you feel about the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?  The topic has not come up in conversations with family, friends or psych-babble with intellectuals. Even the fourth death within the 1960’s of  historical giant, Robert F. Kennedy leaves memories frozen.

I now; by faith..venture through the lyrical equivalent

to The Old Testament Bible verse Psalms 23: 4

yea thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil.

Up until April, 4th 1968 I was not afraid under my bed, from over head bed springs, dreams sprang forth of being an astronaut, doctor, lawyer, chief or even President Of The United States Of America..

imagine you are  a write-in candidate for American President.

2-story house in Springfield, Massachusetts more story inside, click the picture.

On the evening of April 4th 1968, television confirmed the assassination of a great man, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, things that changed on that night have changed forever the times on earth. The news hit me hard, hit everyone hard. I had never felt the kind of fear I felt on that day, I ran under my bed.

From under my bed, the World was commotion and panic. I did not want to come out but a hand reached for me and the reassuring voice of my Mother and the presence of my Dad chased my fears away.

There was incredible sadness I had many questions of why and hatred began to creep in. I learned that night I was inferior to no one Black or White, bad things happen and will happen, don’t hate, trust in the Lord.

I have forgotten to honor that moment, it was in that moment I learned not to judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

My little city was 1 of the cities that rioted on that night. I looked at the riot from the second floor porch of my home. The city has not recovered, Black America has not recovered, the trauma has been swept under the rug and it’s time to clean up and discuss this painful past.

Let’s re-commit to the promised land that him, the great man relayed to us in a vision called, I have a dream.

Black America has to come out from under the bed, the emotional scars may have covered the wounds but it’s time for “You, Me and He” to re-open and to re-apply the salve of  Love, Mercy and Grace from the Lord.

A New Day Begins

Contact – John G. Dewberry by phone 404-877-9171 or email jgdewberry@mycybermap.com  ©2013 All Rights reserved 

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Broken backboard rains glass on Darryl Dawkins after a Chocolate Thunder Dunk , an Epic Leap in front of The Doctor in the House.

Broken backboard rains glass on Darryl Dawkins after a Chocolate Thunder Dunk , an Epic Leap in front of The Doctor in the House.

This is a redo, deluxe redux redone in DeJa Vu  form to be all at once familiar and brand new. Welcome to part 2 of part 1 of my story, 2012 Leap Year, 2013 Leap of Faith.

I have so much information in my blog story I decided to bring that beat back as a 2 part story fresh again. Call this story the Banacek edition, enjoy this Leap of  Historic Faith!

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Hello world, hello New Year, hello to my writer voice.. us getting back together is a cause for celebration!!

The great I AM provides human beings with a mind dampener, which allows us to move on from good and bad experiences.

Men, Women, boys and girls have a wonderful ability to move on in life just as The 44th President of the United States; Barack H. Obama, states… Forward.

The mind dampener can be called selective amnesia, better yet it’s the magnificence of the unknown within a human brain. We have a built-in survival mode that kicks in with life coping skills and only the strong survive.

just as The 44th President of the United States; Barack H. Obama, states… Forward.

The mind dampener can be called selective amnesia, better yet it’s the magnificence of the unknown within a human brain. We have a built-in survival mode that kicks in with life coping skills and only the strong survive.

That sounds grim; 2012 had the grimness of a Leap Year prediction for catastrophe in December.

In the Holy Bible you will find Chapter and verse that reads no Man will know the time of the end of the Earth. 

There’s revelation for “ears that hear”, stating to be ever ready for the end times, as such a time will come as a thief in the night.

Night Moon rising

This pause, for dramatic effect is in a 2-part harmony.

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Opportunity’s for screenwriter’s, TV and theater creatives can be found atStage32.com , two destinations found on Mycybermap.

Mycyber Talk prose.. is supposed to give pause.. creating thought-provoking.. mind openings..

Spiritual awakenings.. to the wonders and the mystery of life .. the mysteries of the Universe..  the mysterious ways of the Lord.

I used what my Mother calls Mother wit to search out and study the Living Word contained in the Holy Bible.  In praise and in prayer I received a born-again break-though and Spiritual awakening.

Onward, Forward.. with the deductive power of Banacek ; the classic old school television mystery investigator. I will find the energy for a New Year Leap of faith into 2013. ( R.I.P Mr. George Peppard )

2013 Leap of Faith off fiscal cliff !! Cliff Dive, into a financial splashdown..

Click here – Acapulco Mexico

Much like the diver in the above picture, leaping into 2013 required a belief in your skills and faith that after you jump off the cliff you will land safely. The cliff pictured is in Acapulco, Mexico.  I related cliff diving to the fiscal cliff drama America faced to end 2012 and begin 2013.

There are similarities; the fiscal cliff of American politics was made of money problems, surrounded with danger like….

Please return for part 2

Until such time as another..Adieu!

Contact John G. Dewberry by phone 404-877-9171 or email jgdewberry@mycybermap.com

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