Very Funny. If you are from DC you’ll notice that Lando like to travel in the DC metro system. They used a photo of the interior of a DC metro station as one of the back drops. Billy Dee is too funny…all serious and all. LOL
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Don’t Palin, Giuliani know that abolitionists and women’s sufferage leaders were community organizers
“When Giuliani sneered about community organizers on the “South side” of Chicago, it’s pretty clear what he was saying: Barack Obama spent his time rabble-rousing among black people.” – Ezra Klien
Both Giuliani and Palin made the profession of community organizer out to be the butt of a joke. Palin said “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer – except that you have actual responsibilities”.
Without community organizers, African American Women like me (and countless other religious, LGBTQ, racial, etc…various social segments I could name) would have a hard row to tow trying to “pull ourselves up by our boot straps”. Um…Palin would not be able to vote without the work of community organizers. Hello?
Community organizers would not be a group I would come after, if I was on the Republican ticket, or any ticket for that matter. These people know how to mobilize people, real people, on a grassroots level. They know how to raise money. They know how to make change happen, even when hope is gone. They are real workers. That’s not a population that I would want mad at me if I was in the underdog position in the presidential race.
I SO wanted to see her have to go toe to toe with Sharpton and Farrakhan. Oh, Tavis, you PUNK! LOL
Hillary left her campaigning duties to take advantage of the drama Tavis created around his “Black State of the Union” event in New Orleans (Obama won Louisiana’s primary by a margin of 57 percent to 36 percent by the way). She had to defend her husband’s civil rights record, discuss why he didn’t apologize for slavery during his 1998 trip to Africa, and how he did apologize for the Tuskegee experiment. Wait a min, who is running Hill or Bill? I don’t want to here about him?!?!? Why is she apologizing for him? (Not a good sign…they set you up on that one Hillary. Those Negroes! LOL)
Clinton must win in Ohio and Texas. Honestly, I don’t think that catering to African Americans at this late hour is going to help her. It might actually hurt. Black people know when someone is desparate. So many of us are familiar with desparate circumstances. I personally am not impressed. Barack is winning by appealing to all voters. He is not the Black Vote candidate, like Jesse was back in the day. Most black people agree…you can’t win a presidential election via the Black Vote alone in America in the year 2008.
‘‘Black school is segregation. Martin Luther King and how many of our fathers fought to come together, so blacks and whites could be together. Sitting at the front of the bus together. This is 2008. Please. What we’re doing is segregating each other. – Loreen Small, Jordan Manners’ mother, to the Toronto District School Board on Tuesday night.
Living in America I can’t say I agree with that. I feel that Afrocentric, all black schools can help some students, especially those students who come from communities where they only encounter blacks and other minorities in 70% of their day to day life. For example, I’ve lived in communities on the east coast where I could go all day (especially on a weekend) and see less than 2 white people all day. Many children need are not socialized by the black community with regard to functioning in integrated environments. They need a strong sense of identity and to be taught there history, so that they won’t become victims of assimilation. Many times black children only identify with current black culture, because that’s all they are taught. If these children can learn of their whole selves, their whole history, they can then be socialized to deal with the greater, diverse culture. They will understand that they have a rich, important history. They will understand their unique and beautiful place in the world. From that perspective, many children will be able to better integrate when they move on from an Afrocentric school, in my opinion. However, having said this…I know that just because a student attends an Afrocentric school doesn’t mean they will gain the type of perspective I’m talking about. That really takes a holistic approach…family, community, schools, spiritual life, etc. I certainly would not assume that a “black only” school would be an “answer” for Black Canadian children, especially if the black community and experts are not in control of it’s creation. Continue reading
All you Obama supporters…I wonder how you’ll answer. If you had to choose between Reparations for slavery for African Americans who have ancestors who were enslaved in America and Barack Obama being president, which would you choose??
If we get a black president, you know we aren’t getting any reparations for slavery, you know that right?!?! LOL Can’t have both, Negro.
Oh wait, we weren’t getting any anyway! LOL
Before Obama and Clinton, there was Douglas and Stanton…
Blacks and women have typically shared — in their fight for the vote, non-discrimination and economic equality — give way to the nitty-gritty of reaching consensus, setting policy, passing legislation and, in the case of elections, making choices.
One bitter case from the 19th century involved a split between the abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the women’s rights’ pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Stanton was herself a fervent abolitionist, and a close ally of Douglass, who later confined herself to the cause of women’s equality. These ideals would eventually clash, resulting in increasingly divisive rhetoric that reached a harsh climax after Stanton condemned the 15th amendment — which gave black men the right to vote but left out women of all races — as something that would establish “an aristocracy of sex on this continent.” She also alluded to the “lower orders” like Irish, blacks, Germans, Chinese.
During a heated meeting in New York City’s Steinway Hall in 1869, Stanton wondered, “Shall American statesmen … so amend their constitutions as to make their wives and mothers the political inferiors of unlettered and unwashed ditch-diggers, bootblacks, butchers and barbers, fresh from the slave plantations of the South?” At which point, Douglass rose, paid tribute to Stanton’s years of work on civil rights for all, and replied, “When women, because they are women, are hunted down through the cities of New York and New Orleans; when they are dragged from their houses and hung from lampposts; when their children are torn from their arms and their brains dashed out upon the pavement; when they are objects of insult and rage at every turn; when they are in danger of having their homes burnt down… then they will have an urgency to obtain the ballot equal to our own.”
Blacks won the right to vote with the 15th Amendment in 1870; women won theirs with the 19th Amendment, in 1920, a half-century later. Each of their causes would stutter-step along at sometimes different paces, but usually in some loose if not formal concert.