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Taxpayers Fund a Losing Political Process

In Congress, democrats, elections, politicians, politics, Race and Class on January 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

My young adult son constantly barrages me with political questions while giving a lot of historical facts that are amazing.  For example I asked him why are some of the Irish so dark.  He said Spain. Why are the Indians from India so dark? He said Persia, and on and on and on. Today I had to tell him that black people might protest themselves into apartheid because they will not vote.  Ferguson is a huge example. Instead of voting in and voting out proper and improper political representation the citizens of Ferguson let a situation simmer and than burn out of control.

It is easy for me to say that citizens don’t vote.  However as I pondered this explanation, the core reason is citizens don’t vote because the United States funds two political parties that don’t really want people to vote. The party that is the guiltiest is the democratic party as the former first lady treats the presidency like a dog with a bone and the democratic party supports it.  In a fair world this first lady would be gracious and say I’ve been in the white house for eight years and I want my legacy to be helping another woman to get into the white house. Not in the two party system we live in. Not where politicians have almost scotus credentials in elected political offices.

If tax payers fund political parties the U.S. should mandate that parties engage in political educational activities,publicly post meetings, and have a minimum of four candidates on ballots. Furthermore, elections should be clearly announced and efforts should be made to recruit people of all backgrounds. At this point the United States is stuck on something not resembling democracy because of the selfishness of the politicos in office. It needs to stop and it needs to be regulated.

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Atlanta Men Premature Babies and the Hip Hop Culture

In blacks, culture, ethnic culture, hip hop culture on November 10, 2015 at 5:34 am

Atlanta s the hip hop capital.  However, if you want to know what you are importing into your home when you listen.  Think about this among ethnic and the economically challenged the “ATL” receives a flat out F for prevention of premature births in the city, the state of Georgia received a D from the March of Dimes, but the “ATL” a flat out F.  What this implies is that there are plenty of boys willing to get a woman pregnant but there are no men willing to be fathers and care for the pregnant mothers.

Since the article came out days ago I have wanted to blog on the issue but I honestly can not find the words to articulate how I’m feeling.  What preempted me to write this was a series of nasty messages I received from a man I had said nothing wrong too.  I thought hey these messages to me embody the type of men who are in Atlanta mean flat out evil individuals who find women just like them to support their actions. The messages can be seen on my twitter account.

Why are these babies being born premature? The obvious answer is because of the stress that they are experiencing which in the case of Atlanta I put at the feet of black men who are impregnating these women.  Personally speaking I have had all sorts of negative things said to me by black men in Atlanta in a professional and personal since. In my professional life I have been told that I’m too dark to sit in a chair by a black man not white people,  I’ve volunteered for a political candidate and had all of my work stolen by a group and at the end of the day what I got was cursed out by a black man. While everyone knows I did the political work. I made the calls. I arranged the events. I made the forms for my activities.  This is a little group that invited me in, only to take my labor and to have a black man act wild eyed and nasty towards me,

As for my personal life I have been there a pregnant woman abandoned by her lover and husband.  Even when all love was lost I thought wow these men are not even there for their kids.  I have been a pregnant woman who habitually had flat tires changing a flat tire and obviously pregnant but not one black person would help me change my tire it was a black neighborhood.  My mom used to often lament that when she had car problems not one black person would help, that’s still true. But back to the grade of F for premature babies.

One reason Atlanta is mean to women is because it is basically a homoerotic city. I am not gay bashing. I am referring to mean who are married or play straight but are straight up in the closet homosexuals.  Think Eddie LongThink Buster Barnett. One can not live in an environment where a majority of men are pretending to be straight but are gay.  There in the closet homosexuality starts to manifest in other ways such as being exceedingly mean to women, saying nasty things, and even having a contest to see who can be the meanest to women and patting each other on the back for being so mean.  It also shows in other ways.  For Black music Atlanta is mired in hip hop,  I often think that closeted homosexuals are listening to the music daring a woman’s voice to come on especially when they are with their lovers because they don’t want their lovers to think about a woman to not even hear their voices because they are briefly out of the closet and when not with their lover they want to create an environment of an all man world.  I think of it as a Cultural Castro. Castro is a district in San Francisco where there are mainly just men there who love other men.  They are in restaurants eating together. They are walking down the street holding hands.  It’s a literal gay man planet.  While Atlanta does not have a gay man planet, the culture of hip hop is a virtual gay man planet whose lyrics and style are heard all around the world disrespecting women, playing up man culture, encouraging disrespect for women.

The F grade to Atlanta by the the March of Dimes is a validation of hip hops hate for women. Atlanta is the hip hop capital. If anyone ever thought that music was benign and just words and rhythm that crosses the brain, it’s not.  It’s a destructive mantra of hate towards women.

Racism in the United States HMM

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers on March 13, 2015 at 5:01 am

There are people always eager to tear down black people and the black race sometimes even me.  However as you think about the actions of white people in America you know why modern day black people want to confine themselves to being entertainers.  The quiet fact is that white people just don’t want people other then themselves to be anything.  There are even white women challenging black women for skin and butts at this point in the history of the U.S. and white people and black people are letting them win.  I saw one white woman who was caught while pregnant and she is white as a sheet and maintains a tan that keeps her looking like a latino with black roots. ANYWAY

I have spoken in this blog before about the Atlanta Race Riots of 1906, when white people thought that blacks were so affluent that they killed and burned down everyone and everything they could in a jealous rage.   It is rumored but not confirmed that Charles Drew the inventor of blood plasma died in a whites only hospital because whites refused to work on him. This has been refuted but his treatment was probably delayed until they realized who he was. There have been numerous black inventors of things like peanuts, the filament for the light bulb, traffic lights many items that are essential to everyday functioning.  As far as Africa goes it is not deepest darkest Africa and metallurgical work pioneered  by the Yoruba used for centuries was not figured out by the west until the mid to late part of the twentieth century.

I say all of the above to say I really don’t understand the racism in the air. Honestly, in Atlanta I can really feel hate for me emanating from some whites and a lot of people who are immigrants.  It’s like they want to take a knife and stab me in the back.  Ironically, there is one race of people where I felt their scorn and rage and something happened to one of their race.  I was appalled one day when one rolled her eyes at me snapped her back at me and than the next day I turned on the news and one of her race had been run over by a dump truck.  I felt guilt, but I am illustrating the palatable hate in the air towards black people.  It is almost psychic and there is something psychic going on with me guided by my obsession with karma and trying to be a good person and not negative. When I was falsely accused of taking my daughters glasses at visionworks and even after this was proven wrong the police took me to jail anyway for disorderly conduct two officers were killed the next day at an apartment complex.  So when I say this woman had an almost how dare you walk into this farmers market attitude and it was followed up with an unexplained tragedy to her race I know by the karmic actions that happened that I was not paranoid and the ugly attitude she showed was real. ANYWAY

Back to the Atlanta Race Riots and a little history, as stated earlier blacks have been intimidated into being anti-intellectual because whites don’t like it and all of those blacks are not going to be hired if they were not…. Well with the advent of the millennium under President Bush in the government it looked like the tide had changed for black people who had persevered and networked.  Under a republican there appeared the first black secretary of state and the first black national security adviser. The republicans had shown a willingness and an openness to give people what they earned.

As a result in the next major election cycle meaning after President Bush finished with his two cycles.  The democrats “managed” to find and I mean managed to find an articulate, handsome, very educated black man to run for president.,  He ran. He won, but not without the first quote un quote black president Bill Clinton who was really white telling him he was living a fairy tale for running.  He won!

This is when we come to the Atlanta Race Riot moment from republicans. In the twenty first century we have white individuals whose envy of one man is pathological.  For the record there have only been 44 presidents it is highly unlikely that President Barack Obama took their spot and for them to think so is truly ludicrous. The pathology and the Atlanta Race Riot moment can be pinpointed to the night President Barack Obama was being inaugurated and these individuals pledged that they were going to make sure the president got nothing accomplished and would be a one term president. Fortunately it did not work out for them that way.

In any event this outrage has spread to all black people fueling the koch brothers to pass legislation where it is literally legal to kill a black person without punishment. Any police officer can kill a black person and no one particularly cares. It is open season on black people and even the immigrants know it.  Someone from Texas told me that signs for the klan in Northern Georgia are open about klan meetings and THEY were shocked.  White people are operating in pseudo segregation it’s there, it’s happening.  The insidiousness of it all came when a fraternity was splashed all over the TV talking about a nigger would never be admitted into their fraternity. I am vaguely familiar through attending two black college campuses on what black fraternities do and I seriously doubt that most black men don’t want to get drunk and sleep in the snow all night what one friend long ago told me happened at her campus.  She said you don’t believe how drunk white people get, they get so drunk they fall asleep in the snow and wake up in the morning and go about their business.  I asked her don’t they get hypothermia. No she replied emphatically and we all laughed.  For me as a college student I remember greeks as stepping and performing. I remember marveling at how high one jumped even though when I arrived on campus everyone whispered to me that he was gay and they had hid his girlfriend in a closet to see him being done by another man. In any event he could still jump.  ANYWAY

As we watched these guys chant they did not want a nigger in their fraternity, I tweeted wow these are UT rejects and trust me Texas has created a unique talented tenth option that is really wonderful if you graduate in the top ten percent of your class you are automatically admitted to flagship Texas universities.  So they are not the best Texas has to offer.  But as I tweeted this the NEWS said oh well they do this at other fraternities even in Texas at UT.  At that moment I began to think that televising frat guys talking about niggers was some coded way of telling other white people it’s OK to be racist. We are moving to a new error of white supremacy.  As far as other fraternities using the N word if you can’t prove it it never happened and I hope they stick to this story so we will not usher in a new age of racism in the U.S.

I never edit… hopefully it’s readable.

Oh yeah one more thought one of the guys hollering about Niggers was jewish… honestly though black people in america have never been slotted to be exterminated wholesale. White people lynched blacks and vented on blacks but knew and know they could not at one time live without our labor and did not want to live without our culture.  All modern music genres in the United States have come out of an African American tradition, modern casual clothing in the U.S. is highly influenced by black people. We are america! If you don’t think so look at this a productive greek sorority practicing a black tradition of stepping much more productive than getting drunk and sleeping in the snow….

Zeta Tau Alpha FULL LENGTH Sprite Step Off WINNERS

SAE White College Students can do something besides calling people niggers and getting Drunk “GROW UP”

https://youtu.be/IsUsVbTj2AY

Law Suit Update Case Dropped I got the Dates Mixed Up (also general update)

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, Atlanta, black blogger, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, culture, Dekalb County, ethnic twitters on July 19, 2010 at 5:19 am

An important court date was set two weeks after my father died and I got the dates mixed up.  As a result of my non attendance at this very important court date my case was thrown out.  While I was tempted to appeal and reopen the case.  The practice of law even as Pro-SE is an extremely draining experience and combined with attorneys who represent clients who tell any sort of lie like the folks at Vision Works it becomes shocking.  Some attorneys are literally gum on the bottom of a shoe.

As for me personally I am still afraid of stores in the Dekalb county area.  While with my dad I spent time in the Greensboro southern Virginia area and I could literally breathe loved the people loved the quality of the products and had a generally pleasant time in these two areas.   As I return to Georgia the old feelings of fear and trepidation have returned I think I heard an Employee in Kroger saying extremely derogatory things about me to a customer, I went into Quiznos in Lithonia  and was given a rotten salad.  As for Quiznos I have not figured out if it was deliberate or if they really give people rotten salads, furthermore this was my second visit in a week and the second time they overcharged me can they really be that dumb to overcharge me twice.  I returned from Virginia because of a stop sign case I spoke with the solicitor general for Dekalb and agreed to take a defensive driving course, However would you believe I was placed on probation for a stop sign violation, its not even a misdemeanor, its an ordinance and I will have to pay forty dollars for the pleasure of being on probation.  WELCOME BACK TO DEKALB COUNTY GEORGIA THE HOME OF FEAR FOR ME

Tiger Woods Fool of the Decade

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, athletes, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, current events, elein woods, elin woods, entertainment, rachel uchitel, sports on December 29, 2009 at 10:31 am

As an African American Woman I have extremely conflicting emotions towards Tiger Woods.  There is my gut feeling that turns my stomach at the way that he’s treated his wife and his family, and there are the sane rational feelings that tell me no matter what Tiger Woods has done he’s the master of his craft and what I should be studying are his mental strengths and characteristics that allowed him to be the Master of the Masters, that allowed him to be the first nonwhite person to ever win the Masters.  These are qualities worth embracing and loving but lately the stomach turning has not stopped.

Daily there is a new story about Tiger Woods character that literally makes me dislike him and think that he’s a rotten egg.  The tales of mistresses are not enough to make me hate him, he’s married he’s a billionaire his wife can have literally anything in this world she wants except the fidelity of Tiger Woods, not bad for a woman that’s gone from working in a boutique and being a nanny to being the wife of a billionaire.  However the manner upon which he conducted his last affair with Rachel Uchitel,  Joy Behar had to apologize to for saying Uchitel she’s a Hooker, has been startling.  The careless text messages have been jaw dropping Tiger writes the following to Rachel Uchitel,

“I get it. It f—–g kills me, too. I finally found someone I connect with…..”someone I have never found like this. Not even at home.”

Rachel Uchitel

When reading the text messages that Tiger Woods wrote to Rachel Uchitel and connecting them with the persona of Rachel Uchitel  my heart takes over and I feel extreme disgust for Tiger Woods.  Infidelity is wrong but when it appears to be with a a woman who looks like she’s done the whole golf team or helped the whole golf course be unfaithful to their wives, my head cannot reconcile me to the genius athlete that Tiger Woods is.  While I don’t believe that hitting someone in the head with a golf club is the right thing to do, and I do think that Elin  should have seen the inside of a jail at least overnight, I do believe the circumstances that led Elin Woods to clunk her husband on the head could definitely be called a justifiably out of her mind moment. Tiger Woods is alleged to have spent Thanksgiving Day frantically texting Rachel  Uchitel the woman above with her mouth on another woman’s thigh, and with the five guys, he forgot to erase one picture and left his “smart” phone at home with a picture of a naked uchitel on it that she had sent to him that day with the full knowledge that it was the First Thanksgiving of Wood’s nine month old and two is such a precious age for  the other  child, Uchitel chose that day to spend it sending naked pictures to Woods while he was at least trying to be a family man, what a woman!  In any event the wife of Tiger Woods become so enraged by the way that Tiger Woods was treating her and over the picture,  she hit him in the head with a golf club and you know the rest of the saga.

The point to be made here is I am an avid twitterer and texting while with a date, loved ones, and people that you like and respect and have taken the time to be with you is so disrespectful.  I have even twittered that the world did not lose much of a man when AJ  or RJ of  The Real Housewives of Atlanta was killed because I saw one episode of Atlanta housewives and observed whatever his name texting the whole time he was at a party.  If I felt this way watching RJ/AJ I can only imagine my feelings towards watching Tiger woods texting the woman above with her mouth on another woman’s thigh and with the five guys, texting her the whole Thanksgiving Holiday.   I know I would want to clunk tiger on the head too because every time I think of the Atlanta housewives episode with RJ or AJ I get really angry that someone would treat someone like that.

While my head still admires Tiger Woods, my heart is just not with him.  While my head says Elin no longer has to hang clothes on a rack or wipe the nose of someone elses snotty nosed children my heart says nobody should text their mistress in front of their wife. Mistress time is mistress time and home time is home time the two should not mix.  Tiger Woods should have shown some  sort of decency in his dealings with his family and all for what the woman who made Joy Behar apologize to her for saying Uchitel its a Hooker.

The author of this post has nothing against divorce and does not believe marriage should be a life term in the penitentiary, but she does believe that when someone can no longer be the majority of the person the other one married they should be honest and call it quits.  I have no clue what Tiger Woods prenup says but if it says he has to give Elin Woods 300 million dollars if he leaves her then he should have swallowed it and left instead of being the FOOL of The Decade.  Elin Nordgram Woods deserved more so much more than what she got a heartless Prince that drove her insane.

Fuck Off

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, Atlanta, ethnic twitters, family, female blogger, female bloggers, relationships, Sex on November 29, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Afterword

You know I really love you and I’ve been extremely depressed because we have not been able to maintain and keep contact.  I know or I think you are only doing what I asked you to do but sometimes I have to honestly say I think the barely existent us is a joke, i’d like to know if it’s always been a joke or did it just happen to be one this time.  You are doing what I asked you to do and I am extremely proud of you but I can’t help but say I’ve been extremely depressed since we made that decision.  Anyway if we never never never meet again, firdt we met at the Atlanta Fulton Library, then met up again at the Jazz Festival this May I’d like to say whether it was a joke or not I love you, I love you, I love you I’ve never met a man like you,

BUT

But,  as I got to thinking about my past life it hit me that men and women sometimes don’t see things the same way I may be passionately in love with you when you touch me, when you hold me i feel things that I’ve never felt before but I cant make you love me and I suppose that’s the strange thing about passion and love sometimes one can feel it and the other can’t and sometimes I ask God Why and How can my body explode from the tips of my toenails to the top of my head and the other person feels nothing.

I mean nothing or they only feel it until their orgasm is over.  I don’t know my love but I love you and I have loved you passionately for years but I’m over it the passion has turned to blah and what made me change was the thought of the following experience:

The Story and I Mean the Story

I met Mr. Blank in November the thing that struck me about him was that he was really honest, sincere, tall, and decent looking.  I also did not have a car at the time and he seemed willing to let me use his car when I needed.  His laid back attitude towards life was just awesome and he happened to be well off he told me he used to be a millionaire and would be again and I’m sure he is back on his feet again by now.

While the sex with him was not great he was hung up on technique and I am incredibly turned on by intelligence and he was sort of dense in terms of politics world affairs, the economy etc.  and was extremely narcissistic.    His other qualities made me set the goal of doing one thing pleasing him, squeeze I would say to my self as we made love, move I would say to myself as we had sex at that time I felt my skill as a lover was directly related to keeping him and i was rewarded by lets have sex before our date, then after day after day for several months.  As the months progressed I began to notice everything that was in his life was a woman and done by a woman, a young women and it began to slightly irritate me to the point where I was sick of trying to work with sex to keep him.

Well one night or early morning he hears a knock on the door at about three am.  I hear loud noises a woman crying saying I love you I love you and all he’s saying is get out.  I’m like thinking I can’t believe this.  He comes back in the bedroom says something and its like nothing happened and I mean nothing happened.

We have sex wake up the next morning and its the same drill but slowly I start noticing things a brush, and the biggest thing was oil in  the bathroom like oils you might buy from a vendor in big bottles, I look up and notice burnt candles on the bureau and I know that’s not right.  It ends rather blandly he buys me some yogurt from the store its bad and all I say to him is this is awful he starts to quiver and shake and I’m like oh my God I feel like the ex-wife he told me about he’s literally groveling.   It ends with a rather fierce fight on the phone I have to tell a relative of his a secret  because he has to have someone to talk to and watch out for him.  He finds out and tells me you’ll never get any of this dick again and I’m like OK fine.

In any event I say this to say that earlier this week as I ruminated on how madly in love I was with another human being.  Oh how passionately so passionate that my stomach hurt, that I cried every moment that I could.  I thought about the relationship I had with the man above and how this woman was knocking on the door saying I love You I love and he was literally throwing her out and fucking me without giving her a second thought.  I thought Girl you have to stop this man is not calling you that much, only calling when you call back and never initiating a call after the CONVERSATION.  He cares nothing for you, for your stomach to continue to hurt like this and for you to continue to be passionately in love with someone who’s probably fucking six other women is ridiculous.  Needles to say after thinking about this the affair I was having with myself was  literally over.  I still think that he’s fabulously intelligent, fabulously endowed, fabulously mannerable and we have mad things in common but it does not seem to be happening.  I’ll hang around a little longer because something is telling me to but my stomachs not hurting anymore. Maybe it was just a moment a sweet moment:

Embodying the Already Believing Concept “The Law of Ferrari”

In black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, the law of attraction on November 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

The Already Believing Concept

Ernest Holmes writes throughout the book Creative Mind and Success that positive thinking is not enough when individuals try to live a life of happiness and prosperity.  They must actually subscribe to the concept of already believing.  You must not pray that you obtain something.  You must thank God and the Universe for giving it to you and actually believe that you already have it, this could be called the Ferrari concept.

The Ferrari Concept

David imagines himself as rich successful person with a Ferrari.  After reading about the already believing concept, the concept of actually almost pathologically believing that you already possess what you desire.  David gets into his 1972 Pinto and imagines that it’s a Ferrari.  David really believes that he’s drving a Ferrari.  As he’s drivinhg his Ferrari down the street he sees a beautiful woman in a cherry red convertible and knowing that he’s in his Ferrari and what girl can resist a Ferrari he manages to catch up with her at a stop sign and asks confidently out of his Ferrari if  he could have her phone number.  She looks at David like is this a joke but confidently David gives her a gleaming I’ve got a Ferrari smile and she sees how cute and adorable he is and gives him her phone number.  After this triumph, David decides to get himself a little breakfast, he thinks to himself I can’t possibly drive my Ferrari through McDonalds I’m going to have my breakfast somewhere where my car won’t stick out so much, so David drives his Ferrari to the Ritz Carlton and orders the continental buffet.  As he is sitting thoroughly enjoying the continental buffet David looks around and sees a major director/producer for a movie.  He overhears the director talking about an editing problem with the script and how he can’t find anyone to translate the script from the foreign language it was written in.  Well the director is talking so loud the lady two tables down from David  says shush.  The director guy looks at David and smiles, David smiles back and says I’m sorry I overheard your conversation but I am fluent in the languages that you spoke about, the director is thrilled and says if you can do what you say you can do I’ll pay you $300,000 dollars if you can do it in three days.  David is now officially Ferrari guy, as he walks to his car it wont start the Director happens to be walking out as David is going back in to the Ritz to retrieve the phone he left and David mentions his car won’t start Director guy in a trusting spirit says I’ll take you where you need to go the Valet pulls up with director guys red Ferrari and promptly takes him to his date with convertible girl who is overwhelmed and takes David home..  THE END

The above is Ernest Holmes illustration that it is not enough to hope you must actually have the already believing attitude because with that attitude comes the benefits of already having, people are not always responding to what others have but the attitude that they embody because of having.

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Congratulations Barack Obama and The United States For Your Nobel Prize Win

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, barack obama, black blogger, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, celebrities, civil rights, democrats, elections, ethnic twitters, EU Community, europe, female blogger, female bloggers, Georgia, human rights, International Relations, michelle obama, politicians, politics, Race, Race and Class on October 10, 2009 at 3:04 am

Barack Obama has brought International prestige and acclaim to the United States with the winning of the Nobel Peace prize.  While the prize was shocking to many, if the citizens of  United States would close their eyes and remember why they voted for him they would realize that he deserves and earned the Nobel Peace Prize.  I can not say that I necessarily agree or even know clearly the rationale of the Nobel committee for awarding the Nobel Peace prize to Barack Obama but I can articulate why I think he deserves the prize.

Barack and Michelle  Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for first of all being able to transcend themselves.  In a world that frequently says you can’t and in a country that had never had a President of color The Obama’s said “Yes We Can”.   They said Yes We can and Did.  Barack Obama did not come from a two parent home with Daddy throwing him up to the sky every night,   Barack Obama even mentions that he comes from a home where people may have told him they were scared of black men because he was raised by his caucasian grandmother.    President OBama’s history and his subsequent accomplishments are a beacon of light to every child around the world who experiences controversies and problems in their lives.  The ability of Barack Obama to overcome himself and his environment is a world class accomplishment, Nobel Prize worthy because one of the hardest things for people to do is to overcome themselves.  Many great thinkers have written about this Napoleon Hill, recitations of the words of Jesus and others.

Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Prize by helping to prove to the world that the United States is not full of racists who hate black people and that the notion that an American Dream is possible for all is a reality not a notion for whites only.  In a sociology class I learned about the third generational theory that all European racial groups who come to the United States can meld into the fabric of the United States and eventually become white or plain American, whereas people of color Asians, Blacks, Latinos, were subsequently out of luck and could never really melt because of their race into an American characteristic.  Barack Obama and the United State shattered this myth by voting for him as President by actually implementing the words of Martin Luther King “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”.  The various races of the United States gave Barack Obama a mandate.  Barack Obama was not a president installed by force, given to the United States by some International Super Power he was democratically elected by the American people who said that we don’t care about race anymore just someone willing to work for our interests.

As for the significance of Barack Obama post election we the American People seriously hope that he will use the slogan YES WE CAN to solve our problems as well as take the attitude of YES WE CAN to the world and help solve their problems.      As for what has gone wrong with the Presidency up to know, by and large Obama and the Democrats refuse to ignore the voices that did not elect them.  The only way Obama can keep his promises is to ignore the voices of dissension and keep a straight path and fulfill his promise.

Universal Health Care

Peace in The Middle East

Bill Clinton Nobel Peace Prize

Yes We CAN

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The United States of Chicago, Oprah Queen of the World

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black twitters, International Relations, politics, Poverty, Race and Class on October 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

While the United States faces amazing obstacles that the president inherited from the previous administration, unemployment, foreclosures, bank closures, and social upheavals the president of the United States has demoted himself to the President of Chicago, winging him up is Oprah Queen of the world.  One wonders if the bid for the Olympics is a true desire for the city of Chicago or just a power play to see if Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama can be crowned King and Queen of World Influence.

While Oprah and Barack seek to be anointed King and Queen of the world ie. First Black President of the United States and Richest Black woman in the world , one wonders why the concept of solving very real problems in the city they call home is one challenge that they seem not to be too interested in solving.  Currently Barack Obama seems to be not too interested in solving Americas problems but getting the Olympics to Chicago, just like he did not seem to be too interested in solving Chicago’s problems but being president of the United  States .

The Quest for the Olympics  seems to be very fake and shallow when there are young men and women beating each other to death on the streets of Chicago.

The quest for the Olympics seems to be a facade when a cold winter is approaching and there are  individuals who may not have heat to heat there homes in Chicago or in Barack Obama’s case the United States.

These are problems that effect all cities not just Chicago but these are problems that Chicago seems not to be interested in taking care of.  To the King and Queen of the World the very real problems of Chicago do not exist for they are essentially saying to the poor of Chicago “LET THEM EAT THE OLYMPICS”

Finally the caveat in the Chicago quest for the Olympics is that they are not that major of a city.  For some of the Olympians this will be there first and only trip to the Olympics.  Honestly now where would you want to be in the summer of 2016 in the mean streets of Chicago or on a Sunny beach in RIO.  Ask the fallen flight of RIO to Paris where they would have rather been.  RIO to PARIS. Straight Shot………..

ITS RIO BABY

Henry Louis Gates Man Unprotected

In Afrian American Twitters, African American Bloggers, African American Blogs, african american twitters, black bloggers, black twitters, Black Women Bloggers, colleges and universities, Education, ethnic twitters, Race, Race and Class on July 21, 2009 at 9:12 am

The arrest by Henry Louis Gates by police for disorderly conduct after being accused of breaking into his own home is quickly being associated in my mind with incidents such as the Katherine Johnson case where police wrongly kicked the door down in her home after thinking she was a drug dealer killing her and lying to cover the killing up by saying she had a gun.  The profession of police is quickly becoming like other professions where results are not measured and one can readily blame those you are supposed to serve for why there is an extreme need for your services, ie. in some cases educators blame children for not learning when they are given checks for performing the service of teaching.  The profession of policing is quickly becoming the profession of getting a check and doing anything and saying anything to make sure that check is collected and not protecting.

The irony about Henry Louis Gates and his situation is that his door was jammed in, indicating that at some point a real person had actually tried to break into his house and no one was around.   A reasonable human being and police officer would have noticed this and showed some concern after Mr. Gates showed ID and offered to file a police report.  Instead after Mr. Gates showed ID to the police officer, the police officer called for backup which indicates the officer thought he was being handed a fake ID or did not believe that Henry Louis Gates lived there.  Therefore when Henry Gates entered the porch of his home the police charged him with a trumped up charge of disorderly conduct violating Gates Rights to be secure in his own home a fundamental constitutional right.

More and more the charge of disorderly conduct is becoming skewed with a United States Citizens right to protest, with their rights to freedom of speech, and in the Gates case to be able to reside peaceably in their own home.  The charge of disorderly conduct is increasingly being used to substitute for disagreeing with the police which is not disorderly.  The charge of disorderly conduct is literally rendering American citizens to the role of slaves and the police as overseer who have too much discretion to use this claim when Americans may be tired, hungry, and appaled by  the treatment that is being meted out to them by the “authorities”.