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WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN PRODUCING A “POSITIVE FEELING WITH EACH OTHER FILM?  “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” PART 4 OF 4

WEST OAKLAND STORIES FILM PREMIERE AT McCLYMONDS HIGH SCHOOL

MARCH 2015.  “OAKLAND IS NOT BAD” 

Now you hear so much positive things about Black Oakland then you ever have. We the Black Elders of the of this Movement have worked very hard at creating this Positive Movement.   

See photos of West Oakland Black Pioneers fondly reminiscing at the West Oakland Stories (WOS) FILM PREMIERE at McCLYMONDS High School.

It is up to us to show the world who we are. Get involved and share this message.

This film is a positive image that you do not see in today’s media depiction of Black Oakland or any other U.S. urban city.  Join me in taking a step in creating a New Positive Feeling Movement About Black People in Oakland, California.

When you see, hear, and feel Black Oakland Pioneers in this film you will naturally begin to understand who we are.  This will awaken you especially the young generations and they will feel the positive power of the film and what Pioneer Poet, Carol Westbrook Curtis, is feeling and expresses at the end of the film.  She said “I know who I am now”.  Black Oakland you have forgotten who you are.

LAST OF THE LIVING BLACK OAKLAND PIONEERS:

There are people who are part of the Slave System in Oakland that don’t want you to see this film because it will wake you up.  This is why I produced this film so that we can begin to start a new Positive Feeling Movement in Black Oakland.

The West Oakland Stories film is a collection of Black Pioneers who lived in West Oakland and Oakland in the 40s, 50s, and 60s talking in a down-to-earth conversation about how special it was to grow up in West Oakland during that time. Most of us did not realize it at that time but now we know how different, unique, and special we were.

We placed West Oakland and Oakland on the map in our time across this country and the world. No one should forget that. We must honor the stories and images of the Black Pioneers who lived this experience because we will not be here much longer.

This film is not asking to be approved by some of the Slave System appointed leaders, community organization leaders, religious leaders, or the politician.  This film is approved by the Oakland Black Pioneers and their approval is coming right out of their spirits and mouths as shown in the WOS film. 

This is the prototype film that will spread the movement across this country, and it started in Oakland its rightful place of Black leadership.

Much Respect

Ed Howard

Exertive Director

West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Org.

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“NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” (NNS) WITH EACH OTHER

“NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” (NNS) with each other brings about a long happy positive life and keeps you looking like this (See our picture) Ed and Faye Howard. We are just two of the Oakland Black Pioneer Elders testifying to using NNS with each other for 63 years.

We met at Oakland Merritt City College when it was on Grove Street now Martin Luther King Blvd. – the same college that Bobby Seal and Huey Newton met each other and started the Black Panther Party and also Dr. Melvin Newton, Huey’s older brother, was at Merritt College with the Mrs. and me. We all knew each other because it was only a handful of Black people going to Merritt City College at that time. We were there a few years before Bobby and Huey.

The Elders are asking you to say “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” to yourself two times a day for a week because you must make yourself aware first of negativity. NNS wakes you up in a positive way if you just say the words. Saying NNS makes everyone aware of negativity. Positive people make other people positive.

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WE BLACK OAKLAND ELDER PIONEERS ARE INFLUENCING BLACK OAKLAND

WE BLACK OAKLAND ELDER PIONEERS ARE INFLUENCING BLACK OAKLAND AND OTHERS BY SHARING THE BLUE PRINT FOR US TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER IN A POSITIVE WAY WITH “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” WITH EACH OTHER MOTTO.

This is why the West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Organization is so important. It is designed to help wake you up to your natural positive self, which will cause most of us to come together so that we will do all the things we need to do if we are to survive.

SPOTLIGHT: The comments below are from the people letting you know they are practicing (“NNS”) in their own words.

Montraler Sudduth: Love your positive mindset its rubbing off and change the behavior all around. old china verbs yang and yang negative and positive into one direction the positive always over takes the negative into the same direction.

Jean Douthwright: This is a wonderful request and lesson of how to stay positive. We sure need methods like this to stay sane…

Sharmel Rutherford: So needed and it is so powerful when we use “NNS”

Lydia Smith: I got to read your post right now. Wonderfully Positive & True, keep the vibrations high Positivity Flowing & Focused.

Asafo Kwamena: Tunka Manin:Recommends The West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement – Wospfm: “A much needed movement, this needs to go worldwide! Thank you Brother Howard!”

The Elders are asking you to say “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” to yourself two times a day for a week because you must make yourself aware first of negativity. “NNS” wakes you up in a positive way if you just say the words. Saying “NNS” makes everyone aware of negativity. Positive people make other people positive.

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Mailbag: Who Runs WOSPFM? Who Is Invited to Contribute, and How Can We Get Involved to Help Out?

WOSPFM is run by community members just like you. We’re a group made up of elders, professionals, and students who are all brought together by the mission of spreading positivity throughout the community.

Going further, we believe that by sharing the stories from our elders and highlighting the positive elements of those stories, we can show how our elders’ past experiences continue to live on in the present.

There’s a lot of ways to go about achieving our mission. Right now we’re looking for contributors of all kinds. We’re a small team, so writers are invited to help us create blog posts about our communities, psychologists and physicians to share wellness tips and ideas, and all other elders who are willing to share stories from their past for other people to listen to and learn from.

If you would like to help but you don’t fit any of the previous descriptions, we could also use help managing our social media accounts, applying for grants, and many, many other tasks.

Our invitation to contribute extends to everyone who is willing to learn and is able to volunteer on a consistent basis. You can inquire further by emailing us at westoaklandstories@gmail.com.

ED HOWARD LIFE STORY PART 6B

WHY DID OAKLAND NOT BURN BACK IN THE 1960’S SINCE THE MEDIA PLAYED US UP TO BE THE MOST MILITANT CITY IN AMERICA.

Friends, I hope you enjoyed the first six posts our series detailing the life of Oakland original pioneer, film maker, engineer, TV producer, and night club owner–just to name a few titles–Mr. Ed Howard.

In the second half of our sixth segment, a two-part story especially timely given the current civil rights movement in our streets, Mr. Howard in his own words memories from his role in Oakland’s political movements of the 1960’s.

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ED HOWARD’S LIFE STORY:

I know now why I made such a vital impact with the Kaiser Industries Advisory Board members because at the time they had no real connection to the Black community.

Kaisers Engineers promoted me from the Configuration Engineering Designer and gave me a title of Assistant to the Vice President of Kaiser Engineers and et on the Kaiser Industries Board of Directors; and an office next to his; and my own secretary – I was still in my 20’s.

I was the brainchild of the things I made happen At Kaiser (listed below) through my position listed above working with the Kaiser Volunteers who donated their time and skills to local Black business projects.

In the listings below, every time you see the word DIGNITY and NAIROBI CONSULTANT AND ASSOCIATES it’s the same as saying the Afro American Association.

• I Designed the Configuration Engineering Drafting Training program, interviewed each trainee and was their teacher for two years (two different classes); and placed them in Kaiser Engineers and Kaiser Industries Engineering design departments after they completed the program.

• Summer Hiring Program: Placed high school students in Corporation Business office training positions each summer.

• Dignity Inc.: The economic arm of the Afro-American Association and that arm were Attorney Don Warden and myself.

• I was the Producer of the Black Dignity TV Show on KGO-TV in San Francisco California.

 Nairobi Consultant and Associates

• Dignity Enterprises

• Dignity Sewing Company

• Dignity Mobile Car Wash

• Nairobi Consultant and Associates (Black professionals and business supporters)

• Dignity Press (I personally signed for a loan of $50, 000 from Bank of America for the printing facility, equipment and production stock for this business start-up).

• Dignity Wooden containers pallets and other related products. (I redesigned the first pallet).

The activities above were widely known in Black Oakland.

READ THE KAISER HOME OFFICE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS

Many people in the media at that time speculated that Oakland would burn – not one match was ever scratched. Black Oakland was too busy taking advantage of the opportunities being opened up to us.

West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Inc – “No Negative Speak” with each other…

STAY TUNED: Ed Howard resigns from Kaiser and goes into business for himself in the coming 7th segment.

Pic 1: Ed Howard Producer of Black Dignity TV show

Pic 2: Kaiser Newsletter Description of projects Ed Howard masterminded under the name of Dignity Inc and Nairobi Consultants and Associates.

Pic 3: Ed Howard present day

Copyright © 2020, West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Organization

HONORED BLACK OAKLAND POSITIVE HISTORY

DO YOU WANT THINGS TO GET BETTER IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

Don’t wait on your leaders, you start in your own house.  Follow the directions we give you and give us feedback after you have viewed this West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement (WOSPFM) film.

All of you who want things to get better in your communities, view this film Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  (Mark your calendar)

WE ARE SHOWING THE WORLD WHO WE REALLY ARE BECAUSE WE ARE TELLING THE WORLD WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT OUR BLACK OAKLAND HISTORY IS RESPECTED, and the theme of viewing the film is “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” (NNS) with each other.

 HONORED BLACK OAKLAND POSITIVE HISTORY

You will be starting a tradition of viewing the West Oakland Stories film in Black History Month every last Tuesday of February from now on. This year’s Virtual viewing will take place on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  (Use the link below!)

Help spread the word about this year’s viewing by SHARING this post to your family, friends and contacts.  SHARE THIS POST NOW!  Now is the time to do your part to help bring our Black communities together.  Help us with our mission to spread positivity with each other.

WE MUST DO FOR OURSELVES AND NOT WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BLESS US

All we need is you and your computer.  

Everyone is the real thing in this film. The people you’ll see in this film are the real living people who lived this history in Oakland, California.  No more letting people tell our story, we tell it.  (WOSPFM FILM LINK)   

HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS: 

POST on Facebook once every week up to the viewing day to your friends these instructions and ask them to SHARE, and LIKE the message below.

VIEW ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH YOUR FAMILY and FRIENDS.

We invite you, wherever you may be in the world, to join in with us. Please make your positive comments and connect with your fellow community members in the Comments Section.

And, as always, please remember to practice “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” with each other.

SAVE THIS POST AND READ IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER!

Ed Howard

Chief Executive Director

West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Org.

http://westoaklandstories.org/2022/01/honored-black-oakland-positive-history/ 

HONORED BLACK OAKLAND CA. POSITIVE HISTORY

By starting the traditions of viewing The West Oakland Stores film in Black History Month every last Tuesday of February. This year’s viewing will take place on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022.

This year, we’d like your help spreading the word about this year’s viewing: 

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS

WE MUST DO FOR OURSELVES AND NOT WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BLESS US

Now is the time to do your part to help bring our Black communities together. To help us with our mission to spread positivity with each other, all you need to do is sign up to help amplify our voices this upcoming year. 

Once you’ve signed up, we will give you quick, easy instructions that will help us expand our reach and provide you with the positive feeling that you are participating in making a better place for the future of our people.  

All we need is you and your computer.  

If you’re interested in helping us grow, please click on this link to VOLUNTEER and leave your name so that we can give you your instructions.  https://youtu.be/ZMYVdIlYUhs (WOSPFM FILM LINK)

INSTRUCTIONS  

Join us to view The West Oakland Stores film in Black History Month February 22, 2022 in recognition of our Oakland Black history by viewing this Authentic Film featuring Oakland’s own pioneering elders who were living, creating, and developing the building blocks of the city of Oakland during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. 

Everyone is the real thing in this film. The people you’ll see are people who lived this history of Oakland. No more letting people tell our story. https://youtu.be/ZMYVdIlYUhs (WOSPFM FILM LINK)

Here are your instructions: 

POST on Facebook once every week up to the viewing day to your friends these instructions and ask them to SHARE, LIKE this message below.

VIEW ON LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY BLACK HISTORY Month WITH YOUR FAMILY and FRIENDS.

We invite you, wherever you may be in the world, to join in with us. Please make your positive comments and connect with your fellow community members in the Comments Section. 

And, as always, please remember to practice “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” with each other.

Keep track of the people that respond to your request so that you can remind them again to view the film on the last Tuesday of Black History Month. 

Ed Howard

Chief Executive Director

West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Org.http://westoaklandstories.org/2022/01/honored-black-oakland-positive-history/

HUEY NEWTON ALWAYS SHOWED ME, (Ed Howard) THAT HE HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR ME!

DR. HUEY P. NEWTON OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY HONORED IN WEST OAKLAND UNVEILING A BRONZE BUST CREATED IN HIS HONOR

Huey Newton and Gene McKinney, Huey’s street running buddy when they were in high school, would be at Gene’s family house where Gene’s father would run his daily poker gambling games and I was one of the gamblers coming by on a regular basics. I was only a few years out of High school at that time.  I was the youngest gambler involved in those games.  Huey and Gene knew me from the neighborhood and would seek my advice about the West Oakland streetwise guys and girls.

Huey grew up in North Oakland and Gene grow up in Richmond or El Cerrito area before he moved to West Oakland and attended McClymonds High school.  They both wanted to be like us West Oakland guys.                                                                       

Huey told me when he observed that I (Ed Howard) was involved in the African American Association (about 1961) Black Conscious Movement, he began to pay attention to Black consciousness ideas and it changed the way he had been thinking.

Click on the link below and you will see the West Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement film that have the actual people who were the supporters of the Black Panther Party (BPP) back in the day when the BPP was just beginning.  When you look at the film completely you will be surprised to see how normal we are.  You will be seeing the real Black Oakland and they will look nothing like the negative images that the Slave System has placed in your eyes and head.

  (WOS FILM LINK)

“NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” BREAKS THE HABIT OF NEGATIVE TALKING“

“NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” BREAKS THE HABIT OF NEGATIVE TALKING“

Watch your thoughts, they become your words.

Watch your words, they become your actions.

Watch your actions they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become your character.

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

Lao Tzu

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WEST OAKLAND STORIES POSITIVE FEELING MOVEMENT BLACK ELDERS HAVE PLAYED A BIG PART IN MAKING IT ACCEPTABLE TO CLAIM BLACK OAKLAND IN A POSITIVE WAY.

We started back in 2013 asking people to say “Oakland is not bad”. From that point we grew into producing the West Oakland Stories Positive film and after that we grew into “No Negative Speak” with each other and from that point we grew into the Non-Profit WOSPFM Organization and now we are beginning to work from the Positive Cosmic Consciousness level.

ATTACHED is the WOS FILM LINK SPOTLIGHTING WEST OAKLAND PEOPLE TESTFYING “OAKLAND IS NOT BAD”.https://youtu.be/ZMYVdIlYUhs

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What is Cosmic Consciousness?

We want you to understand Cosmic Consciousness (CC) to be a state of mind where you actively filter your thoughts through positive emotional currents (NNS) before you engage with other people. This is a technique to provide a greater context for who you are.

How Do I Practice Cosmic Consciousness?

Instead of giving a person or situation the power to make you react from a place of uncertainty, fear, anger, we want you to use your Cosmic Consciousness. NNS and CC are interchangeable. Don’t try to explain NNS, using the words are simply the path to your CC.

1. You carry a lifetime of positivity in you – youare just not aware of it.

2. Remember the big picture – we’re all tasked withbeing better versions of ourselves over time. Be patient with yourself andothers.

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

“NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” BREAKS THE HABIT OF NEGATIVE TALKING

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words.

Watch your words, they become your actions.

Watch your actions they become habits.

Watch your habits, they become your character.

Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Lao Tzu

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

WEST OAKLAND STORIES POSITIVE FEELING MOVEMENT BLACK ELDERS HAVE PLAYED A BIG PART IN MAKING IT ACCEPTABLE TO CLAIM BLACK OAKLAND IN A POSITIVE WAY.

We started back in 2013 asking people to say “Oakland is not bad”. From that point we grew into producing the West Oakland Stories Positive film and after that we grew into “No Negative Speak” with each other and from that point we grew into the Non-Profit WOSPFM Organization and now we are beginning to work from the Positive Cosmic Consciousness level.

ATTACHED is the WOS FILM LINK SPOTLIGHTING WEST OAKLAND PEOPLE TESTFYING “OAKLAND IS NOT BAD”.  https://youtu.be/ZMYVdIlYUhs

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

What is Cosmic Consciousness?

We want you to understand Cosmic Consciousness (CC) to be a state of mind where you actively filter your thoughts through positive emotional currents (NNS) before you engage with other people. This is a technique to provide a greater context for who you are.

How Do I Practice Cosmic Consciousness?

Instead of giving a person or situation the power to make your react from a place of uncertainty, fear, anger, we want you to use your Cosmic Consciousness. NNS and CC are interchangeable. Don’t try to explain NNS, using the words are simply the path to your CC.

1. You carry a lifetime of positivity in you – youare just not aware of it.

2. Remember the big picture – we’re all tasked with being better versions of ourselves over time. Be patient with yourself and others.

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE