d shockwaves through the African-American community—and yet, give much relief to teachers everywhere—a federal judge ruled today that black women no longer have independent naming rights for their children. Too many black children—and many adults—bear names that border on not even being words, he said. “I am simply tired of these ridiculous names black women are giving their children,” said U.S. Federal Judge Ryan Cabrera before rendering his decision. “Someone had to put a stop to it.” The rule applies to all black women, but Cabrera singled out impoverished mothers. “They are the worst perpetrators,” he said. “They put in apostrophes where none are needed. They think a ‘Q’ is a must. There was a time when Shaniqua and Tawanda were names you dreaded. Now, if you’re a black girl, you hope you get a name as sensible as one of those.” Few stepped forward to defend black women—and black women themselves seemed relieved. “It’s so hard to keep coming up with something unique,” said Uneeqqi Jenkins, 22, an African-American mother of seven who survives on public assistance. Her children are named Daryl, Q’Antity, Uhlleejsha, Cray-Ig, Fellisittee, Tay’Sh’awn and Day’Shawndra. Beginning in one week, at least three white people must agree with the name before a black mother can name her child. “Hopefully we can see a lot more black children with sensible names like Jake and Connor,” Cabrera said. His ruling stemmed from a lawsuit brought by a 13-year-old girl whose mother created her name using Incan hieroglyphics. “She said it would make me stand out,” said the girl, whose name can’t be reproduced by The Peoples News’ technology. “But it’s really just stupid.” The National Association of Elementary School Teachers celebrated Cabrera’s decision. “Oh my God, the first day of school you’d be standing there sweating, looking at the list of names wondering ‘How do I pronounce Q’J’Q’Sha.’?” said Joyce Harmon, NAEST spokeswoman. “Is this even English?” The practice of giving black children outlandish names began in the 1960s, when blacks were getting in touch with their African roots, said historian Corlione Vest. But even he admits it got out of hand. “I have a niece who’s six. I’m embarrassed to say I can’t even pronounce her name,” said Vest, a professor at Princeton University. “Whenever I want to talk to her, I just wait until she looks at me and then I wave her over.” Cabrera’s ruling exempted black men because so few of them are actually involved in their children’s lives.
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To All Divine Thinking Black Afrikans in America not by choice, do I present to you information deserving of reasonable thought, concerning the article below appeal to all Humanity, which Naturally exclude Black Divine Thinking Beings.
So, Black Afrikan People, what has the Washington Post and all of those phony Left leaning political deceivers claiming to be so concerned about Justice for all.
But, none for Black Afrikan people, concerning Justice to be received by Black Afrikan people in America, not by choice.
Trump has check mated the Left political Wing of a common denominator, Racism, which mean, when all of the disguise is removed from white oligarch Racist Prejudice factions in America social, economic, political and religious system of operation, and when it come to the Natural Rights and Freedom, Justice, Independence that is deserving to be enjoyed by Divine Black Beings, such is not to be granted by White Racism to Black Divine Beings in America, not by choice, which come in the form of our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation.
So, all of the propaganda that Hilary Left wing political followers are spewing out to the America public, to see if their evil still has strong magnetic pull on the mind of the none thinking public, especially Black Afrikan people in America not by choice, it will do Black people Justice not to involve our self in the infighting that is going on between Evil of the same kind, when Black people should be attempting to isolate our interest and concern to be that which is different from what those White Racist, Left and Right political parties made up of prejudice Human Beings who hold no Divine Respect for Black Afrikan people.
Now, as I have shared before, with Black Afrikan people, I share Now, without wavering from the fact, if you desire to know and see the true behavior of white people emotional sentiment concerning Black Afrikans in America not by choice, we whom the phony white and Negro Liberals are in an attempt to deceive us Black people into joining their intra-family squabbling, concerning and over the out come that occurred in their political game of presidential selection, I offer to Black Afrikans the evidence that prove that among the Right and Left wing of White people political pursuit, neither is with respect for Black Afrikans in America not by Choice.
I Dare You to confront any of those Luciferian Devils who are in action to have you to put on your Marching protesting shoes against Trump and ask any phony Liberal or deceiving conservative in the political game of lies and deception, as to where they stand concerning showing Justice to our Enslaved Afrikan Ancestors, in regard to America honoring the Debt of Reparation that is owed to our Enslaved ancestors, and watch them to begin to ally themselves against what is of interest in Justice for our Enslaved Ancestors, which is our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation!!!
Reparation for our Enslaved Afrikan Ancestors serve as a well calibrated lie detector, it reveal the true Nature of the Human Being toward Black Afrikan people, In America not by choice, as well as Afrikans who are not in America, we all get the same treatment of injustice coming from White Racist Prejudice, Human Beings.
It is Time For The Children of Our Enslaved Afrikan Ancestors, when call upon by white Human Beings, to join them in pursuing their interest, then Black Afrikan people must require a Quid Pro Quo Response from White Human Beings, which must come with an attitude of support of our Enslaved Afrikan Ancestors right to receive their Reparation.
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In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America!
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January 12 2017
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Washington Post Declares the Trump/Pence Fascist Regime Must Be Stopped Before It Starts
Over 6,000 people, including prominent scientists, actors, musicians, intellectuals, activists, and religious leaders declare in a full-page ad in yesterday's Washington Post: "NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America"
The Call to Action warns that Trump is "assembling a regime of grave danger" whose fascist character "renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself."
It states: "millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society."
Donald Trump, the President-elect, is assembling a regime of grave danger. Millions of people in the US and around the world are filled with deep anxiety, fear, and disgust. Our anguish is right and just. Our anger must now become massive resistance -before Donald Trump is inaugurated and has the full reins of power in his hands.
Should we fail to rise with determination and daring in our millions now to stop this, the consequences for humanity will be disastrous. We, the undersigned, know in the depths of our beings, the catastrophe that will befall the people of the world should the Trump/Pence regime assume full power.
We therefore CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE beginning on December 19th, reaching a crescendo by the January 20th 2017 Inauguration.
Our resistance must spread rapidly to every sphere and every corner of the country. Because we refuse to accept a fascist America, millions must rise up in a resistance with a deep determination such that we create a political crisis that prevents the Trump/Pence fascist regime from consolidating its hold on the governance of society.
The Presidency of Donald Trump is illegitimate.
Donald Trump did not win the popular vote. Not even close, he lost by 2.5 million votes. He won the Electoral College - an institution set up in 1787 to protect slavery. This legacy of the most brutal oppression of Black people has become the means that enabled the election of Trump and Pence.
More fundamentally, it is the fascist character of the Trump/Pence regime and what they are planning to do which renders it illegitimate and an immoral peril to the future of humanity and the earth itself.
Under the slogan "Make America Great Again," Donald Trump has viciously attacked Mexicans and Muslims, threatening to register and deport millions, closing borders. He incites fear and hate of all who are "different" - nationalities, religions, or gender. He crudely demeans and degrades women, openly boasting about molesting them. He champions white supremacy and whips up a racist lynch-mob mentality. Trump has mocked the disabled. He is a bellicose militarist, who threatens to use nuclear weapons. He openly advocates war crimes - including torture. He vows to pack the Supreme Court with justices who will take away the right to abortion and gay rights. He denies science - calling climate change a hoax and will wreak devastation on the environment. He has attacked and threatened the press and stirred up his supporters to do the same. He has threatened to strip citizenship for constitutionally protected dissent. Trump has utter contempt for facts and the truth, and consistently lies to advance his agenda. As for the rule of law, Trump went so far as to openly threaten his opponent, Hillary Clinton, not only with jail, but even assassination. By any definition, Donald Trump is a fascist. He has put together a regime that will carry out this program, and worse.
This is fascism and it is a very serious thing. It has direction and momentum that must be stopped before it becomes too late.
Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive "traditional values." Fascism feeds on and encourages the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. Fascism, once in power, essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights. Fascism attacks, jails, even executes its opponents, and launches violent mob attacks on "minorities." In Nazi Germany in the 1930s and '40s, fascism did all these things. This is where this can go. And yes, Hitler himself could "talk graciously" when he felt it would serve his interests and lull his opponents.
In the world today, shockwaves reverberate. Over decades in the U.S. virulent movements of white supremacy and anti-immigrant hysteria have gained momentum. A narrow, intolerant, and political form of Christian fundamentalism has been brought into government and policy at all levels. The Trump/Pence cabinet and judiciary will coalesce all of this and worse at the highest level of power, with horrific consequences. No election, whether fair or fraudulent, should legitimize this. "Reaching across the aisle" only legitimizes that which is illegitimate.
If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror. You cannot try to "wait things out." Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes. Don't Conciliate... Don't Accommodate... Don't Collaborate!
The Trump Regime Must and Can Be Stopped Before It Starts!
This is not wishful thinking but could be made a reality if all who hate what is represented by this fascist regime translate our outrage into massive mobilization to create the political conditions which make this possible. We are millions. Our only recourse now is to act together outside normal channels. Every faction within the established power structure must be forced to respond to what we do - creating a situation where the Trump/Pence regime is prevented from ruling.
We call on each and every one who opposes what this regime stands for, and what it will do, to take part in and actively build, this resistance and refusal. Organize. Plan. Act.
The Month of Resistance
Starting 12/19/16, it begins - the day the Electoral College meets to vote in each state: hold a press conference or a protest. Starting now, distribute this Call everywhere and on social media, host house meetings, fundraising events concerts and forums. Everywhere step up the resistance: walkouts from schools and work, protests against attacks and threats on Muslims, women, people of color, LGBT people - all linked to the objective of Stopping the Trump/Pence regime. The struggle must grow.
On MLK weekend, there needs to be massive demonstrations of many thousands in key cities, including Washington. D.C., that grow to millions over the next week, protests that don't stop . . . where people refuse to leave and more and more people stand up with conviction and courage demanding:
NO! We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!It's not enough just to sign this Call - millions, tens of millions of people need to become aware of it in the days and weeks ahead. Print it and distribute it everywhere you go, leave it on buses and trains, in schools, in stores, places of worship, coffee shops ... make it go viral on social media ... use it as a basis for participating in or organizing activities where you live.
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Water Administrator, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe*; Dorothy Fadiman, filmmaker; Joan Ferrante, Professor Emerita English, Columbia University*; Charles Gaines, visual artist; Merrill Garbus, Founding band member, tUnE-yArDs; Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest*; Pastor Gregg L. Greer, Freedom First International, SCLC*; David Gunn, Jr., son of slain abortion doctor, David Gunn, Sr.; David Harris, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute, Harvard University*; Lalah Hathaway, singer; Marc Lamont Hill, CNN commentator and professor, Morehouse College*;Bianca Jagger; Phyllis Jackson, Associate Professor Art History, Pomona College*, Former Black Panther; Gregory "Joey" Johnson, defendant in U.S. Supreme Court flag burning case, Texas v. Johnson 1989, Revolution Club*; Erin Aubrey Kaplan, writer and journalist; Evelyn Fox Keller, Professor Emerita of History and Philosophy of Science, MIT*; Robin D.G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA*; Wayne Kramer, musician; John Landis, filmmaker; Fran Luck, Executive Producer of Joy of Resistance Multicultural Feminist Radio, WBAI*; Peter McLaren, Professor Emeritus Education, UCLA*; Julie Mehretu, artist; Vic Mensa,rapper; Debra Messing, actor; jessica Care moore, poet; Thurston Moore, singer, songwriter, guitarist of Sonic Youth; PZ Myers, evolutionary developmental biologist; Rosie O'Donnell, comedian, actor; Arturo O'Farrill, composer and musician; Outernational, band; Amado Padilla, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education*; Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D, Catholic Theological Union*; Eric Perl, Chair of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount*; Michelle Phillips, musician; Jean-Pierre Protzen, Professor Emeritus Architecture, UC Berkeley*;Don Rojas, Director of Communications of the Institute of the Black World; Milton Saier, PhD, Professor of Molecular Biology UCSD*; Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five; Dread Scott, visual artist; Michael Shannon, actor; Matthew Shipp, musician; Danny Simmons, visual artist; Ted Sirota,jazz musician; Judith Stacey, sociologist, New York University*; Bob Stein, Institute for the Future of the Book*; David Strathairn; Sunsara Taylor, writer, Revolution Newspaper*; Michelle Tea, poet and author; Alice Walker, author; Naomi Wallace, playwright; Judith Weiss, marine biologist, Rutgers University*; Cornel West, writer and professor; Saul Williams, poet and performer; Allen Wood, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, Stanford*; Michael A. Wood, Jr.; Rev. Frank Wulf, United Methodist minister; Andy Zee, spokesperson, Revolution Books*; David Zeiger, filmmaker
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st National News Media, is on equal footing to the Religious Bible that Black people totally submit to, as Black people follow the dictate of the National News Media, it having proved to be bias when picking those Black leaders it has chose to be for Black people, and the Rank and File of Black people, question not the News Media action.I can not warn you Black people enough about those Black people claiming to be leaders of Black people, about what Black so call leaders have not done and is not doing for Black Afrikan people, all over the world, and it is because the accepting of those so call Black leaders and believing what the National News Media say about those Black folks that it hold up before Black people, promoting them to be the leaders of Black people, such is what have Afrika and Black Afrikan people to be as a Tire stuck in the Mud trying to get traction but is only in motion getting nowhere.For Five Hundred Years beyond Chattel Slavery, Black people been making tracks and getting nowhere near Freedom, Justice, and Independence for Afrika and Black Afrikan people, as a matter of fact, the evil in Black so call leaders prevent the Rank and File from knowing that we are entitle to be Free with Justice, living independently in such a way there would be no question about who it is that is in control and in authority of Afrika and the Living of Black Afrikan people.Yet today, Black Afrikans no longer have power and authority over Afrika and the way we are to live our life, and because of that weakness of Black Afrikan people, is why Black Afrikan people need to accept the fact that our living without Freedom, Justice, and Independence is the cause of a lack of Black people Divine Black leadership, which will inform the Rank and File of Black people about what should hold to be our priority while living as Black Afrikan people, a priority which is not Civil Rights in America, but should be Freedom, Justice, Independence away from America, because, the fight for Civil Rights has proven not to be the healing solution to the disease Black people carry in our Mind today.Black people are no more today than a bunch of highly emotional people who do not reason profoundly, is not Rational and logical about anything that pertain to Black people right to be free with justice to be respected, we just been made to believe that we never have been worth a Damn and anything that come our way having us to believe we should be loving humble forgiven Black people, as if we have a pattern of living taking advantage of other people and lying and deceiving other people just for the fun of it.Such a belief we have about ourselves, have us Black people to believe we should be thankful for anything anybody tell us how to act and behave, because we do not know the type of life we once lived before the coming of the white man and his surrogates, and a people who know nothing about their Ancient past, end up repeating History of our fall, instead of learning from that history, and today, Black people are being told, it is now time to repeat that History of out fall, by involving ourselves in more protest and Marching for Civil Rights, action we have already done and to have to do so again is proof, that was not what we should have been fighting for in the sixties, on to now.Yet the Racist News Media with their Black Devils claiming to be leaders of Black people, would have Black people to believe there is nothing wrong in Repeating History of our fall, when in fact, history is the professor of Experience, and experience is the Master Teacher about God, the Cosmos , and about Life meaning and purpose, which is to allow you to live free with justice and be independent in making decisions about the type of life Black people is accustom to living, which is, life is to be lived Divinely and not profanely.Afrika cannot become again for the Black Afrikans and there cannot be a United Afrikan Federalist Government for Black Afrikan people, not as long as we be in pursuit of the same dishonest lying Black leaders, they who have Afrika and Black Afrikans people believing and not knowing anything about God, the Cosmos, and the Black way of living, having us always being in pursuit of Civil Rights and not our Divine Right to be Free, Sovereign, and Independent on this Earth, in this World, a world not meant for Black Afrikan people to be of, just to be in, with power and authority to make decisions that protect and demand respect for the Black life way of living.Such a decision call for Black Afrikan people to Demand our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation, not tomorrow, nor sometime later, but Now, in this moment in Time, Space, Continuum, for nothing physical remain the same forever, yet the Black Believers been made to believe that it does, which is why we are as we are today, a captive dependent without Justice Black Afrikan people who desire not to be free, just to remain dependent upon white folks and their surrogates in crime against Black Afrikan people.Divine RespectOsiris Chief ElderPan Afrikan Inter'Nationalist Movement (PAIN)Sankofa Reparation / Repatriation MovementAll Rights Reserved@2014…
at various sites across New York City, April 9 to April 12.
Speakers at the conference include professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies and chair of CARICOM’s Reparations Commission; civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson, professor Charles Ogletree of Harvard University; and Mireille Fanon Mendes France, president of the Frantz Fanon Foundation and chair of the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent and daughter of Frantz Fanon, the Black liberation theoretician and psychiatrist from Martinique.
During the summit, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., the most senior member of Congress and the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus, will be honored for authoring HR 40, the “Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act,” and for his 50 years of service on Capitol Hill.
“We are delighted that the Institute of the Black World can be a clearinghouse for ideas and strategies on how to pursue reparations for historical crimes and injustices against people of African descent in the U.S. and across the Americas,” said Dr. Ron Daniels, the Institute’s president. “The courageous decision by nations in the Caribbean to demand reparations from the former European colonialists for native genocide and African enslavement and the formation of a CARICOM Reparations Commission is re-energizing the Reparations Movement in the U.S. and throughout the Pan-African world.”
Scores of reparations advocates, Pan-Africanists and social justice activists from across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean will take part in the New York summit. Leaders of national reparations commissions, committees and task forces from 11 CARICOM nations will interface with leaders of the recently formed European Reparations Commission and with members of the National African-American Reparations Commission, which will be formally launched during the conference.
The NAARC will comprise some of the leading scholars, activists, attorneys, economists and historians in Black America. In the months ahead, the NAARC will hold a series of town hall meetings across the country designed to solicit ideas from African-American communities on what should constitute a comprehensive program that advocates for reparations for the historical crimes of slavery and segregation.
“The main purpose of the International Summit is to advance the public discussion and debate around reparations issues and to provide a platform for advocates from around the world to dialogue, learn from each other, strategize collectively, support and reinforce each other’s campaigns, build bridges across geographical and linguistic barriers and co-ordinate action plans,” said Don Rojas, IBW’s director of communications. “The international nature of this summit is unprecedented in the long and all too often ignored and marginalized history of the reparations movement in the Americas.”
The conference, whose opening and closing public sessions are to be webcast and audiocast live by WBAI-Pacifica Radio and Sirius XM, will be held in three of New York City’s five boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
The conference begins at the historic Mother AME Zion Church in Harlem, the oldest Black church in New York and a center for the Underground Railroad back in the 19th century. The business sessions will be held at York College in Queens and the summit will conclude with a public rally at the First AME Zion Church in Central Brooklyn, home to the largest Caribbean community in the United States.
One of the highlights at the closing rally will be inspirational music sung by a newly formed “Reparations Choir,” composed of members from several Black churches in Brooklyn.
The three-day meeting will honor pioneers in the fight for reparations for Black Americans, including Callie House (1861-1928), a former slave who demanded that $68 million in taxes on Confederate cotton seized by the North be given to Blacks as reparations, and Queen Mother Moore (1898-1997), a longtime Harlem activist who popularized the reparations idea in the middle 20th century. It will also pay tribute to the tireless work over many years of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America.
“Reparations is not an issue of the distant past,” said Daniels. “The Japanese-American community demanded—and got—reparations in the late 1980s for how they were treated by the American government—their own government—during World War II,” he said, referring to the internment of those American Citizens by the United States.
“And in 2015, the parliaments of Russia and Greece are voting to demand Germany pay them for the damage inflicted on them by the Nazis,” he added. “So this issue is not, and should not, go away, particularly when African-descended people are concerned.”
Reparations is an issue that has occasionally flared up in Black political circles since the end of slavery in the mid-19th century. It has been publicly opposed by several U.S. presidents and dismissed by most white Americans, but it has always found a place on the Black political agenda.
At the U.N.’s Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa in 2001, the transatlantic slave trade and chattel slavery were declared a “crime against humanity,” described as the greatest holocaust in human history. Hundreds of reparations activists from the U.S. and the Caribbean participated actively in the Durban conference, which helped to infuse the reparations movements with new energy at the beginning of the 21st century. But that energy petered out in the first decade of the new century.
IBW, however, believes that today this pattern is changing. A June 2014 cover story in the Atlantic magazine, “The Case for Reparations,” by prominent journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, generated much discussion in African-American communities, as well as within elite white American intellectual and political circles.
IBW maintains that the work of the National African-American Reparations Commission will have to be resourced by Black communities across the country. “Black people and those sympathetic to the cause will have to finance this initiative,” Daniels explained. “We can’t expect corporations or foundations to underwrite a campaign for reparations for Black people. In the spirit of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, IBW is counting on contributions from the people to finance the work of the commission.”
The IBW International Reparations Summit comes two years after the 15-nation CARICOM group decided unanimously to form a reparations commission and to demand that the former European colonial and slave-trading powers pay the debt owed to African people in the Caribbean region for the enormous wealth made off their forced and uncompensated labor during the centuries of African enslavement.
And in January 2014, CARICOM issued a 10-point program for “Reparitory Justice” that frames their reparations demands as a “development strategy.” The program’s stated goal is “to use reparations payments to deal collectively with pressing economic and educational problems facing the citizens of the Caribbean that trace their origins to the underdevelopment imposed by slavery, slave trading, native genocide and economic exploitation by the European nations”.
CARICOM’s 10-Point Program enjoys the unanimous support of all the member countries in the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas.
For more information on IBW’s International Reparations Summit, please visit www.ibw21.org.
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ngs are getting better for whites, African Americans continue to suffer from unemployment rates that would be unimaginable if those being affected were of any other race. White unemployment rose slightly from 6.8 percent to 6.9 percent, with white males seeing a decline from 6.4 to 6.2. White women saw a slight bump from 6.2 to 6.3 percent as well. These numbers are mildly uncomfortable, but have led to a tremendous backlash from those who feel that this is evidence that the Obama Administration has not been entirely effective in securing sustained economic growth.
While white Americans are enjoying single digit unemployment (and still angry about it), black Americans are experiencing unemployment rates that are nearly as high as they were during the Great Depression. Black unemployment rose from 12.9 percent to an astonishing 14 percent. Black male unemployment is highest between the genders, at 14 percent, while black women are grappling with a 12.2 percent unemployment rate. Black teens are getting the worst of it, with an unemployment rate of 40.5 percent, nearly double that of white teens (21.6).
The numbers continue to beg the question of whether or not legislators and the Obama Administration should be expected to utilize targeted economic policy that accepts the reality that there are racial disparities in employment opportunities in America. While the Democratic Party scoured the nation going into every black church and community organization they could find to get us to vote, they are ignoring these very same institutions when their members call for some kind of help with the unemployment crisis which exists in black America. Billionaire Bob Johnson, among others, has openly stated that when it comes to black unemployment proposals presented to the White House, the officials agree that the proposals are a good idea and then never agree to do any follow-up. What if black America never agreed to follow-up with the Democrats when they came begging for our votes?
One problem for the Obama Administration is that they seem to think that racism simply doesn’t exist, at least that is what is implied through their actions. They, like some other Americans, seem to be thoroughly convinced that black people don’t have jobs because we don’t want to work, or that we don’t care about feeding our children. But this is contradicted by stories like the one about the unemployed woman who pretended to be white and found that the number of job interviews she received suddenly skyrocketed.
I know people with PhDs and law degrees who struggle to keep employment, so the myth of the lazy negro who doesn’t want to work needs to be squashed in exchange for policy recommendations that respect our rights to equality as members of the American family. I’m sorry people, but Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous aren’t going to be able to convince the Obama Administration to do the right thing: They will personally benefit from having access to the White House, but the rest of us do not. As it stands right now, the old adage of “taxation without representation” is an excellent way to describe the state of affairs in black America. Our taxpayer dollars are being taken so we can help white women get jobs and to pay for Al Sharpton to have a show on MSNBC.
Memo to the White House: Racism is real, and we need your support. You have hundreds of billions of dollars in taxpayer resources at your disposal, much of that drawn from the black community, and it is required that you utilize some of those resources for targeted economic policy which calls for the support of black-owned businesses and economic support to urban areas that are hardest hit by the unemployment epidemic. If white Americans have the right to scream and complain about a “wonderful” unemployment rate of 6.9 percent (which black people won’t even have after our recession is over), then black people certainly have the right to be outraged about 14 percent. Any other perception of the situation is nothing less than entirely racist.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor at Syracuse University and author of the book, “Black American Money.”
the MIT professors who stated that America people are stupid for accepting Obama Care and I second that emotion, especially Black people emotion concerning president Obama, he who have given to you Obama care, an insurance that favor the rich and wealthy and sacrifice the poor.You see in many cases in America, Poor is code word for Black, and the so call Affordable Care Act (Obama care) should have been named the Obama-dont-care Act, because based upon Gruber mentality, he who advise Obama and did so regarding this Obama Care Insurance legislation, his expression about Obama care, certainly reveal the common intent of that deceiving lying Obama care insurance.Many Black people are unaware of there being a war waged against Black people in America in particular, and the target is our Black children and Elders, no, there is no battle field where soldiers are visible, no ships and planes attacking visibly, the major weapon being used that has been recently been invented, is Obama care insurance, which omit the poor from being covered and target poor Elders for preventative assassination, with its death panel clause, which give a panel of experts, power to determine which elder patient get to live or die, by withholding certain type of treatment from the elders at a certain age and is ill.This among many other reason is why Gruber referred to the American people when it come to Obama care, is stupid for supporting that piece of legislation.Black people are to busy trying to emulate white people in America to know what America goal is, concerning our Black behind, we willingly, with encouragement support abortion and that performance is pandemic among Black females killing young Black babies and do so without a conscious of condemnation, it is the silent war encouraged and endorsed by America for poor (Black) females.In America, the Doctors no longer is allowed to treat the patient, there is no more confidentiality between the Doctor and Patient, it is the America Government and the Pharmaceutical corporations that is determining the treatment and medicine to be used for the patient, the Doctor is now no more than a figure head, forced to violate the so call Hippocratic (Hypocratic) oath taken by the Doctor, which require the Doctor to provide the best care possible to the patient, not so anymore.Yet, here Black people are in America, whose living condition is depended solely upon a system infested with Racism and Unjustified Prejudice against Black people and we remain silently ignorant to what is happening to our children and Elderly in America, and we have no desire to learn the Divine Truth about America plan for poor ( Black) people, even in the presence of what America has done, which inform what America is capable of doing to poor (Black) people, people whose life carry no high price value to America Racist Prejudice system.The Divine Truth, Black people despise the Divine Truth, because it have you seeing America for what it is, which is a Lying and Deceiving system that is based upon being unjust to poor (Black) people, as we refuse to accept the truth about our status in America, made to be by America.This is nothing I am making up, Hell, Black people spirit reveal the fact that I am sharing the Divine Truth about America and Black people, because, after all of the Divine Truth that is revealed, Black people will continue to allow the Trinity of Evil to possess our mind, which is profane envy, ego, and jealousy, such spirit blind the True Mind of Black people who are in and out of America, as we without objection, remain dependent upon America for all that we get and have, in America.Gruber said it best, "The America People Are Stupid" and they believe everything the Racist White Media tell to them, and question nothing.In America, Black people are a Doomed Race, we own nothing, we are not in Authority over anything, we control nothing, and such a position mean not a Damn thing to Black people, as we race to defy, demean, and ridicule each other, and we do so for no meaningful gain, just for evil selfish motive.Why should any sane and intelligent Black woman and man who Think, be concerned about Black people who only believe what our oppressors tell us to believe, be concerned about such a low quality of mind have about Black people opinion concerning anything of value to Black people.We have now entered the Window of Time and opportunity to Demand our Enslaved Ancestors Reparation, the question is, will we do so for the Divine Right Reason, which is to take our Enslaved Ancestors Home to Afrika and to Establish the next State in Afrika and to have Afrika to be for the Black Afrikans again and to have a United Afrika Continent again, such be the Divine Meaning and purpose for Reparation, nothing more and nothing less, and such a Need of Afrika people, are not to be compromised, not by anyone claiming to be Pan Afrikan Nationalist, Black and proud to be so.Beloved, It Is Time To Organize A Chattel Slavery Reparation Movement, A Movement That Will Be Just and committed Toward Afrika And Black Afrikan People, Such Justice Is To Be Enjoyed In Afrika.Divine RespectOsiris Chief ElderPan Afrikan Inter'Nationalist Movement (PAIN)Sankofa Reparation / Repatriation MovementAll Rights Reserved@2014…
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ion, which is that we are not worth a Damn without White people and all of those other people with a history of disrespecting and confusing Black people about who we are, they are those people which we live our life emulating and obeying their instruction about how we are to live our life.." Heed them and seek the actions required to become independently free for we talk too much and think for ourselves every little Here is quote that would be very useful to African People regarding "Don't confuse activity with accomplishment." Life is a continuous struggle which requires WORK!! "In reality, we are optimists and believe good things can come out of the blue. But, we prefer the definition of luck as "opportunity meeting preparation." Taking action is important, but not just any action will do. One of my consultant friends told me something 25 years ago that I will always remember. "Don't confuse activity with accomplishment." Puddle fishing by a 4-year-old boy might be forgivable. Why? Because merely going through the motions makes sense to a 4-year-old. But we all know people who are incredibly busy accomplishing nothing, and who are just going through the motions.What is really important in accomplishing your goals is effective planning, while at the same time remaining open to serendipitous opportunities. As a management strategist myself, I have always been an admirer of professor Henry Mintzberg's (McGill University-Montreal) view of strategy. While he advocates a careful strategic analysis, he warns that strategic planning can crowd out "strategic thinking" and living strictly by the book (the strategic plan) can make us far too rigid. Many well designed plans do, in fact, lead to successful endeavors. Others, however, do not work well in the end and need to be abandoned.It is a fine line between being persistent and goal-driven and falling victim to the fallacy of escalating commitment. Many of us have a hard time facing a bad decision that may have been reasonable, given the information we had at the time. We, like the gambler, believe we can win with just one more hand, one more month of time or a few thousand dollars more. Success, we believe, is just over the horizon" Ma at Kariba…