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Reflections on 2013, MLK Jr and Obama

2013 represents a remarkable period for reflection on the past and a clarion call to continue the struggle I have previously noted January 1. 1863 was the date of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.  On January 21st, we will honor the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (actually born on January 15th).

News Year's Day 2013, the Sequicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years ago on January 1, 1863. As noted by historian Harold Holzer in an article at the Daily Beast, 4 million African-American slaves and thousands of white abolitionists awaited word of the signing of the document. The signing was delayed by a New Year’s party held in the White House was attended by the diplomatic corps, military elite and members of Congress. When the official party was over, White House guards opened the doors to allow several thousand members of the general public join in the revelry.

Barack Obama Jr Threatens Mitt Romney

If President Obama had a son who felt the urge to punch Mitt Romney in the face for disrespecting his father during the second debate and told the host of a Black media radio show about that urge, media outlets would have pounced on the threat. The major news networks, newspapers and magazines would have blared the story 24-7.

Obama would have to personally apologize for his son's remark. The son would have to apologize publicly. The parenting skills of Barack and Michelle  would have been questioned. How could the Obama's be an example for family life in America? Why were the Obama's disgracing the United States? 

Goodbye Ron Paul.

Ron Paul failed to become the Republican nominee for President despite having an enthusiastic group of supporters. I was never a Ron Paul supporter although some of his supporters told me how great Paul's program was for the Black community. Paul would end the Federal War on Drugs, releasing thousands of African-Americans from prison. He would end the Middle East worlds thus preventing more African-American from becoming cannon fodder for the war machine.

John McCain at NAACP Convention (Bill O'Reilly Lied About the Audience Response)

The negative response that Willard Romney got to some aspects of his statements at the NAACP convention is well known. The impression left is that the members of the NAACP would be hostile to any white Republican who came to talk to the organization. In fact, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly had Hilary Shelton the NAACP communications director on his program yesterday. O'Reilly stated that he had been present when John McCain spoke at the 2008 convention and personally heard booing.

Mitt Romney To Denounce Birtherism and Voter Suppression At NAACP Convention.

Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak at the 2012 NAACP National Convention in Houston on Wednesday June 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. I have received an advanced copy of Romney's speech, and I am flabbergasted. Romney will publicly denounce Donald Trump as a racist birther and will state that he refuses to appear in public with Trump again.

Romney will also criticize those Republican officials who are using a snipe hunt for voter fraud as a means of suppressing minority votes. Romney says this harkens back to the days of the poll tax used to keep minorities from voting.


Juneteenth 2012 The Struggle Continues

On June 19 ("Juneteenth"), 1865, Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued General Order Number 3, which read in part, "The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor." The tidings of freedom reached the approximately 250,000 slaves in Texas gradually as individual plantation owners informed their bondsmen over the months following the end of the war. The news elicited an array of personal celebrations, some of which have been described in The Slave Narratives of Texas (1974). The first broader celebrations of Juneteenth were used as political rallies and to teach freed slaves about their voting rights. Within a short time, however, Juneteenth was marked by festivities throughout the state, some of which were organized by official Juneteenth committees. Slaveholders in Texas had been able to keep the news of Emancipation from their slaves until 1865. There was a period during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s when the celebrations fell out of favor.

The End Of Black on Black Crime

The reign of Black-On-Black crime is over, but first an update:


It seems that George Zimmerman's lawyers have quit because they cannot contact their client. Simultaneously, Zimmerman has set up a website requesting contributions  for his legal defense. Zimmerman defied his lawyer's advice and personally called the Special Attorney. The ex-lawyers believed that Zimmerman spoke to Sean Hannity of Fox News. Hannity confirmed the conversation with Zimmerman on his radio show. Hannity, at least, for now, refuses to state what he was told by Zimmerman. Reuters is reporting that the State's Attorney is holding a press conference within 72 hours.

Wonder who gets the money from the website? Wonder if the money will used to support a lifestyle in exile?

Now to the discussion at hand

Zimmerman's defenders have used the diversion of black-on-black crime in an attempt to stem criticism of the admitted murderer. The question goes up how can blacks focus on Zimmerman when Trayvon Martins are killed across the county everyday by blacks. Black on Black crime negates any murder of a black youth by anyone from another ethnic group.

Fulton County (Atlanta, Ga) Deputies Refuse To Evict 103 Year Old Woman

You read that right, a bank wants to foreclose on a 103 year-old-woman, Vinia Hall, and her 83 year-old daughter. The Fulton County deputies and movers who arrived on the scene refused to enforce the eviction after gazed upon the frail woman. The loan is held by Deutsche Bank, but is being locally enforced in Atlanta by Chase.

Happy Evacuation Day

Evacuation Day does not mark the elimination process that follows over-eating on Thanksgiving but celebrates November 25,1783 when the last British troops  left New York City at the end of the Revolutionary War. The holiday was once more popular in New York City than Thanksgiving. The celebration included parades, speeches and fireworks



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