Ed Hudson AKA EdLove the founder of Love Unity Equality Inc. believes the only way we can have true equality in what he calls this great country of ours is when people come together in love and unity from all ethnic backgrounds. Love Unity Equality found at LoveUnityEquality.com acknowledges it is African Americans who have been the primary victims of racism, police brutality and that their neighborhoods have been neglected and mistreated. Ed lists some great ways these problems can be resolved or at the very least improved and the goal is to get groups of people working together on the issues addressed that are close to their hearts all across the country.
Although Edlove himself is not African American he has had close ties and has lived in the community the majority of his life and has 3 sons who are half African American. He says he knew long before he ever heard the MLK quote don’t judge a man by the color of his skin but the content of his character that it was the right thing to do. He believes it is the special gift God gave him along with his good looks, intelligence, sense of humor and athleticism he says jokingly.
Ed says he has known for years there was a calling for him to do something like this going all the way back to his life changing religious days as he calls them in the early 2000’s when he earned a master’s degree in Religion. Ed also served over 6 yrs honorably in the US Army in combat units then as behavioral science specialist/counselor. He also played college basketball and has coached in most cases less fortunate inner city youth basketball for years. He also has had a successful career in sales and has been salesman of the year for a Large department of a fortune 500 company and also run his own business.
He said the degree is better described as Christian leadership and a study of the Bible. He denies being a religious or holy man saying he realized even when he went through this phase he was still just as big of a sinner as he ever was just in different ways. He realized as he says a leopard can’t change his spots and although you constantly should be trying to be a better person you have to be you and God knows who you are and loves you for who you are with all your flaws. He says God wants us to choose love and not hate and theme of the Bible is Love and God is Love. That He loves you and wants you to love Him back and you do that by loving your neighbor as yourself and that’s everybody all skin tones included. This is what Love Unity Equality is all about he says choosing love over hate, unity over division and equality over injustice.
He points out there is really only one race and that the races were created by man to promote superiority and division and has done exactly that. Then reminds us that science backs up the claim that that race doesn’t exist and quotes an article in the “Journal of Counseling and Development, researchers argued that the term “race” is basically so meaningless that it should be discarded.” Also discussed are how identifying ourselves as black and white causes division and an us and them mentality that also labels us and puts us in a box. He does a commentary on Prince EA’s I’m Not A Label and goes on to talk about alternatives to using black and white.
He goes in detail about why the Police brutality problem exists and ideas about how it can be resolved. Some great quotes by some great men and even all time great basketball coach Gregg Popovich's view of Colin Kaepernick. The need for people of European descent or so called white people as he says to be just as concerned about this issue and working together in love and unity. He goes on to say the same love and unity needs to take place with the police but at the same time holding them responsible for wrongdoing.
Also included are creative ideas about how our worst neighborhoods can be and need to be improved. Finally an in depth view of how children are impacted by not having a father at home and how we can work together to create justice for all. Edlove said he understands that he would be lucky enough to just get people to read the website and even then only a small portion would want to get involved. His hope is to partner with local governments, schools, colleges, churches, investors, developers, celebrities and people with a passion for the cause. He has clear cut plans on how huge impacts can be made and very simply just needs others to join him. He hopes to speak about this as often as possible and welcomes all opportunities in creating this New American Culture.