Is it Me, Or Did the Black Community Just Get Played by Oprah? 10 Questions You Should Be Asking

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by Yvette Carnell

Are the natives restless again? As Oprah beats the drum of racism, Black America’s got her back, as never before. The billionaire empress is now caricatured as the victim of a lowly Swiss sales clerk who, according to Oprah, refused to show the Queen of All Media a $38, 000 pocketbook because she’s nigra.   Bad saleslady! Good billionaire!

But before you go jumping on the Oprah bandwagon, here are just a few things you should consider, both about race in general and this case in particular, before forming a final conclusion.


  • The Black Elite, who often consider themselves “special” Negroes, separate themselves from ordinary Blacks until they need us. If Oprah is concerned about race, then why isn’t she hosting a ‘stop and frisk’ panel on OWN? She seems only concerned about herself, and what she perceives as mistreatment at the hands of a white woman. Is it all about her…. and her $38,000 purse? Just as it was about her experience at an Hermes store awhile back?
  • Oprah is currently promoting the movie “The Butler.” Is it impossible for black folk to even consider and question the timing of Oprah’s accusation? Or do we just run to the defense of every black person who cries racism?
  • The saleslady at the store said that she never refused to show Oprah the purse because of race, saying she makes money from commission, and not showing Oprah the purse based on racist grounds doesn’t make any sense. Doesn’t she have a point?
  • Also, the saleslady says Oprah was treated warmly and shown several purses in the store, something which Oprah never denied. Does that sort of treatment sound like the treatment of a woman with a racial axe to grind?
  • Is it possible that Oprah, coming from one of the most racist countries in the Western World, has her own baggage, and felt slighted, even though that’s not what the saleslady intended?
  • Could the saleslady’s attitude have been more about class than race?
  • Why does Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, still seem so desperate for white acceptance? As the saleslady pointed out, the owner of the boutique was at Tina Turner’s wedding along with Oprah, so why not take it up there, as a private matter? Why did Oprah feel the need to answer a reporter’s question by recounting this incident? Why did Oprah feel the need to bring international attention to her not being allowed to buy a $38,000 handbag?
  • Is it morally acceptable for any elite to turn an ordinary person’s life upside down over a perceived slight? Doesn’t that make Oprah a bully?
  • Why do we believe that Black Elites are any less cunning and flawed than White Elites?
  • Who gives a damn about a $38,000 pocketbook anyway when there are so many other larger issues at play?

Listen Black America, a whole nation has apologized to Ms. Winfrey over this nonsense, and you should get over it too. You shouldn’t have allowed yourselves to be used as a tool and worked into a frenzy by Ms. Winfrey’s PR campaign in the first place. Save that for a time when Ms. Winfrey can bring more to the silver screen than “The Butler”, which is nothing more than a 2013 rendering of “The Help.”  Maybe when Oprah decides to use her platform to share authentic black stories, we can be there to support, but until then, let her fight her own battles.

388 comments
dedav2222
dedav2222

It is all about race not class. Can you determine class by looking at someone? But you can determine race. Race is connected to perception and perception is based on belief. The facts speak for themselves. Ms. Winfrey should not have been denied anything. The clerk drew a conclusion that was wrong based on a prejudgement and past experiences and race was a factor. It does not have to be the reason, only a factor.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

Special Negroes solicit the masses only when needed. Kinda like what O.J. did. What's most ironic is how many Black women in this country hang onto this woman's every last word as though she was paying their rent, hair salon appointments and shopping sprees at Nine West.

zaidemeit
zaidemeit

How to express your hate in more than 300 words. You be just hatin', Girl!

mrshipp9
mrshipp9

This is such a silly article. Again I ask: where is the real intellectual dialogue here?

The articles are on this site are like the comments: very personal and anecdotal and not reasoned or convincing set of ideas argued or any empirical evidence.  The absurdity of the title signals a myopic, bitchy point of view.  There are over 50 million black people in this country and this idiot is talking about the "black community" as if it is monolithic and singular.  I repeat: where are the intellectual essays on this site?!!!!!!!

KathyBrown2
KathyBrown2

Dang…That is real talk!!!! She only bother's with us when she need something from us like, them 'white folks" she loves so much did not follow her to her OWN station and she was about to go under until she got Tyler Perry to rally the forces. I seen threw her a long time ago..Haven't watched her since she dissed Luda for no good reason Forgot who she is and always will be, before anything else your money can buy you will always be a Black Woman. 

BillSchrier
BillSchrier

Like most blacks, Oprah has a huge chip on her shoulder.  Every slight or perceived slight is taken as "racism".

NasseraMalikDuCre
NasseraMalikDuCre

Yvette Carnell you should be ashamed of yourself for writing such an article.  If it were'nt for Oprah and women like her, you would not have gained the opportunities you have now. Have you no historical reference? Who needs racists kicking our ass everyday when we have people like you. Use you writing skills for good. Work to build people up, not tear them down. 


Nassera Malik DuCre

NasseraMalikDuCre
NasseraMalikDuCre

Interesting story. From what I have summarized from reading the article, the writer is saying two things.  He feels that Oprah orchestrated a scheme to indirectly promote her new movie, The Butler, by claiming that she was discriminated against in a Swedish store when a clerk refused to show her a purse costing $38,000 dollars. The writer is also claiming that Oprah is an opportunist that only plays the race card when it serves her best interest and that she cares nothing about Black people until she needs their support.  


Well, this is my opinion. Oprah is a very smart women. Do you think that she became a billionaire without using that brain of hers. Or maybe she just lucked-up on her billions, huh? The truth of the matter is that Oprah understands very well her power and influence and knows how to use it. I believe that she may have used her power and influence to indirectly promote the movie, yes. But hey, the white elite use their bag of tricks to push their agenda every day. However, the real question is that at the end of the day, is she an individual with integrity who uses her influence and wealth to make the world a better place. I would say "Yes"!  The second claim that the writer states is that she is an elitist and cares nothing about black people until she needs them. Also, what I got from the article is that she has no use for average folk. My response is this. When did elitism become a dirty word? They said the same thing about Obama when he became president. So is she suppose to hang out with the blue-collar workers. Or maybe she should hobnob with the thugs, pimps, prostitutes and drug addicts. Would any of us do that if we had her wealth? When you are a billionaire, you enjoy your billions. Isn't that what most of us dream of. We spend billions buying lottery ticket hoping to hit the big jackpot. Most us would love to hit the big jackpot. The difference here is that she worked her ass off to get where she is today. It took risk, intuition, and intelligence to obtain her success.
However, let her track record speak for its self. The truth of the matter is that Oprah behaves nothing like a person that has forgotten about her "people". Here are four reason that prove this. Reason #1. Oprah has invested millions of dollars in the development of a leadership academy in South Africa that promotes the advancement of poor black girls through out South African. Many of those girls are now attending ivy league schools in the US. Reason #2. She gives millions of dollars in scholarships to black males who desire to attend college here in this country. Without her help, many would not have realized their dream of going to college. Haven't you heard, Black American males are 52% more likely to drop-out of high school, a 26 % incarceration rate, and 49% chance of being arrested before the age of 23. Oh, but wait. Reason #3. She endorsed a Black candidate for president and he won. Reason #4. She has starred in countless movies that tell the story of the plight of the African-America and their fight for equality in America. One of them was about a slave women. The movie flopped, but she continued producing movies that tell the Black American women's story despite its expected success or failure at the box office. Many people believe that when a Blacks becomes successful in American. It is only in their character to forget where they have come from. That is to say that even when Blacks demonstrate through their actions their commitment to community, some still insist that there is some type of character flaw that prevents them from doing the right thing. 
Overall, the writer appears to have used the purse incident as a way to denigrate Oprah. My feeling about the article is that the writers arguments are weak and does not offer concrete examples that supports their statements.  It is publications like these that continue to tear-down, decimate, and demonize Black people. We have come along way from the days of Jim Crow, but the act of lynching still prevails, it's just done in a different way. 

-Nassera Malik DuCre

EdwardSmikle
EdwardSmikle

Ms. You should check your facts before running your mouth. Oprah Winfrt, have done more for black people that you will ever do even if you live anothe hundred years. Look what Oprah have done for the men at Moorehouse college, the girls school South Africa. Where is your record of contributionother that tearing Oprah down for your own selfish ego?.Ms. Winfrey records are available for any one or everyone to exzmine, where is your?.Even if she was selfserving, she have my support because she is one who have worked her way out of poverty and have helped thousands of people, not just blacks but whites also. My Mother used to tell me if you dont have anything good to say about someone then you should shut your trap up.

ScatesHermine
ScatesHermine

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Tiat
Tiat

You're ridiculous and REAL dumb. Black "elites" don't get the same community, society to support them in their success as white elites do. The road to success is a billion times harder, but they understand their position as black people, so even when they're on top, they try to help. They don't have to help, but they do. Black people like you are the problem in the black community. You think those who work hard to make it should provide for you, while you sit in your comfort labeling others as you wish. Go to hell.

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

"Mr. Rasheed, thank you for your characterization of the African American Community.  The African American Community is being undermined by those who have the national podium and speak on Black issues from an Euro-centric point of view. 
   They are of the opinion that they can speak on behalf of the poor while continuing to live and adopt Euro-middle class ideologies concerning the poor.  Mr. Michael Lofton and I have had several conversation in this regards. .
   Our social, economic and community plight can be traced to the abandoning of the Black Middle Class.  They continually stated that they left due to the rising crime in the African American Community but crime rates and incarceration rates proves them to be a liar. 
   Crime rates and incarceration rates of whites community during the Great Middle Class exodus, was higher then in the African American Community between 1965 and that of 1981. 
    Crime in the African American Community did not, to any appreciable, begin to increase until 1981.  I refer to this period, of African American  Middle Class Exodus, as the period of legitimizing the ideology of White Social supremacy, by the African American Middle Class, and the legitimizing of African American Social inferiority. 
    Such renown, as the Harlem Renaissance could not have been possible in that era, if the African American Middle Class would have acted as those of our time. This renaissance was only possible because the African American Middle Class remained, invested talent and resources, severed as an example to our youth that one could be educated, entrepreneurial, successful and be African American in your own communities. 
   The African American middle class Community of this era stated the opposite and laid the foundation for social white supremacy.
   It is a fact of the Social Sciences that the development and retention of a Middle Class leads to the stability, economic and political advancement of a culture or subcultural.  African American Middle Class ideologies adopted from a Euro-centric point of view has served to give the African American Middle a view of the African American Community as lacking in initiative, lazy and responsible for their own poverty, rather then such social structures as discrimination, prejudice, racism until they themselves becomes the victim as in the case of Opra and others of her social status.    They have stated categorically that the African Americans are not the standard to meet, but that the Caucasian Community is. 
  Such renown as Opra, the Tom Joyner show, Cornell West, Min. Louis Farrakhan and others speak  of the problems facing the African American Community not from a consensus, rather then from their own invested interest.  But I am certain and remain faithful that a national spokes person shall arise from the depts of our despair." -arobinson214

-arobinson214

It is sure good to know that, be it the U.S. born Black underclass, the U.S. born Black working class, and/or any deserving of respect Black affluent,  all U.S. born descendants of slavery, have not been fooled, tricked, and/or are not "Hat-n-Hand-Handkerchief Head" treasonous misfits, like far too many of the Black middleclass and Black affluent are.

A misguided Black middleclass and a treasonous elected Black leadership don't understand and must not realize that once the Black community is driven into extinction because of its' own treasonous Black leadership and a misguided Black middleclass......

......other ethnic groups, Hispanic, Caucasian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, Indian, Haitian, Jamaican, etc., etc., won't have any need or use for U.S. born elected Black leadership and/or the Black middleclass, because other ethnic groups make it a point to truly represent, improve the quality of life, and advance the future posterity of his or her cultural and ethnic heritage to the best of his or her ability.

Finally, with the exception of a perverted Black community, no other ethnic group respects a traitor, especially any traitor who betrays his or her own blood line, ethnicity, cultural heritage, religious or political affiliation, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw&noredirect=1

Finding even one individual or organization as it pertains to an elected Black leader, Black civil lawyer, etc., etc., who respects the Constitution, the Oath of Office, a respective State Constitution to competently serve U.S. born descendants of slavery is extremely difficult and long over due.

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066150

CNN I-Report:  "No other U.S. President and/or First Lady would be meeting with Illegal Aliens. Illegal Aliens are not Citizens, and Can’t Vote. Elected Officials are not Under Oath to Serve Illegal Aliens." by TheTruth53, 2-5-2013

It is alarming that so many U.S. born Blacks are so head over heels for Barack Obama. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-hBTz4Q6k

YouTube:  "Obama says, Shake It Off! Stop Complaining! To Black Supporters" uploaded LuvWorkingAtHome, June 30,2012

President Barack Obama, you should tell these individuals:

"I don't have time to feel sorry for myself.  I don't have time to complain.  I'm going to press on.  I expect all of you to march with me and press on.  Take off your bed room slippers.  Put on your marching shoes.  Shake it off.  Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.  We are going to press on.  We've got work to do......I have to lift all boats"

........like you do when speaking before a U.S. born Black audience. 

Illegal immigrants don't have rights in the U.S., but you treat illegal aliens and his or her anchor babies with more respect that U.S. citizens and legal immigrants who have a right to be here.    U.S. born Blacks are treated with the most disrespect by President Barack Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Clueless and other misfit Black leaders, etc., etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj1hCDjwG6M&feature=related

YouTube:  "Barack Obama's Speech on Father's Day" uploaded by BarackObamadotcom, Jun 15, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCul2D8bog8

YouTube: “Black People Have Become too Ignorant for Me to Claim, I Need to Invent a New Race” uploaded by Stacey Gear, Jul 18, 2010

The only time Charlatan President Barack "the Magic Negro/Illegal Alien Bootlicking/Chicago Cut Throat" President Barack Obama makes any contact or identifies being associated to the Black community are:

1.  When Barack Obama needs to make use of the Black vote to promote himself while doing nothing to earn his keep!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo1fFdrnKOQ

YouTube: “Obama’s Dirty Politics [Part one]” by theleftisnotright, Oct 5, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHRPpLmZa_I
YouTube: “Obama’s Dirty Politics [Part two]” by theleftisnotright, Oct 5, 2008

The fact that unknown former Senator Barack Obama, used sleazy tactics to eliminate all other candidates from the ballot and not because of his ability to competently hold office proves Obama is definitely a Chicago Cut Throat politician.

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http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-president-first-lady-visit-capitol-hill-hunger-strikers-20131129,0,5291551.story#axzz2mcX96gjy

“President and first lady visit Capitol Hill hunger strikers” by Brian Bennett, LA Times, November 29, 2013

WASHINGTON--President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spoke for 30 minutes Friday with about 20 activists who are fasting at the steps of the Capitol to an effort to pressure House Republicans to overhaul immigration laws.

Three of the protesters, including labor leader Eliseo Medina, have not eaten in 18 days and are drinking only water.


Sitting with the group inside a heated tent, Obama told the fasters that he supported their efforts but he was concerned they might permanently damage their health. 
"He was really concerned about our health," Christian Avila, a 23-year-old student from Arizona who stopped eating on Nov. 12.


"He said we might think about handing the torch over and taking a break," Avila said, standing outside the tent in a brown hooded sweatshirt that read: "Act. Fast."

Avila said he plans to stave off eating as long as he can.

Obama said he has told his staff to figure out what else they can do to get an immigration bill to his desk.  The president said he believes Congress will eventually change the immigration system to allow immigrants in the country without proper papers to work and live legally.


"It's not a matter of if, but when," Avila recalled the president telling the group.
In June, the Senate passed an immigration bill that would increase spending by more the $30 billion for border security and would allow most of the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally to pay a fine, submit to background checks and eventually become citizens.


The fasters also have been visited by Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, as well as two House Republicans from California, Jeff Denham and David Valadao, who both support passing an immigration bill in the House.

brian.bennett@latimes.com
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There are other misfits at the Federal, State, County and/or City jurisdictions of government.  The LA County Supervisors has a misfit elected Black leader, who has executive, judicial, and legislative authority, i.e. more leverage than the President of the United States to get things done. This misfit’s name is 2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-badge-sheriff-20131203,0,5812975.story#axzz2mQaNqJKD

“2 supervisors call for probe of sheriff’s hiring, The action comes after a Times investigation revealed that officers were hired from another agency despite records of misconduct.” by By Robert Faturechi and Ben Poston, LA Times, 12-3-13.

http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-852367

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-973514

Most of the jail inmates whose Constitutional rights are being egregiously by rogue LA County Sheriff’s personnel have been, are, and continue to be U.S. born Black men and women.

You would think that 2nd District Mark Ridley Thomas would be the first to exercise his authority to bring light to, and hold accountable the LA County Sheriff’s Department, but no it’s not no good Mark Ridley Thomas who is making the difference, but rather LA County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-879577

Justice Clarence Thomas is no hero to U.S. born Black men and women.

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037

http://www.ceyseauinc.com/index.html

Should any law abiding Black man, woman, or child petition his or her Black elected representative for redress when government have gone awry, typically these individuals play games of deceit.

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM

A conversation between President Obama and the black community” Published on Jun 7, 2012 by drboycewatkins.

"Mike a mind is a terrible thing to waste... especially on white decades old propaganda. Its unfortunate that you might for the rest of your life see the glass as being half empty, rather than half full. You need be taught before you feel at liberty to teach... you need think about first being honest with yourself, and know that just as you can call a spade a spade so can others see you as being one, especially when proudly display yourself as one."-MisterHix

I don't seek advice or information from any losers! There is nothing that you or your idol Barack Obama, and other charlatans have that I would be interested in, that is of any educational value.  The Step n Fetchit  association is truly appropriate because is a representation of how backwards the Black community continues to be, including the so called university educated, who give praise to a misfits such as Obama, even when it means destroying his or her own best interests. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is40JY6s4sI&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw

YouTube:  “Corrupt and Unethical Elected Officials, and Poverty Pimps Keep the Black Community Fooled!” uploaded by mll1127, Oct 25, 2013

The Tea Party thought we were going to back down because they have the majority in the House, and so, the Democratic Caucus stayed together, stayed strong.  We reached across the aisle to the Senate, Harry Reid and the Democrats there said we will not be moved.  We went up to the White House and we told the President of the United States, stay strong, stay the course, we got your back, and if you don’t move, we won’t move.  And so, we were able to save the Affordable Health Care Act.  The can call it ObamaCare.  They can call it whatever you want, but we’ve got Health Care for everybody now.  We have a lot of booths, I’m told, that are out here today, talking about the Affordable Health Care.  Sign Up!  No more not being able to be covered because you have a pre-existing condition”-  Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Advises members in the "Taste of Soul" Audience to Sign Up for the Affordable Health Care Act....Maxine Waters does not mention that unlike members of Congress and his or her staff who receive subsidies at taxpayer's expense, the individuals in the "Taste of Soul Audience" are not as privileged and/or that as a consumer you'll be paying dearly for the Affordable Health Care Act that is a major train wreck in every regard.

Regrenee
Regrenee

@BlackRobbb You are probably a white troll so be gone no one cares about your opinion!  It sounds very basic and REMEDIAL!!  Stop hating  because beauty is SUBJECTIVE!!!  You probably think Paris Hilton or Katy Perry are beautiful, so go to a website that cater to those people.  At least Oprah is NOT LYING on her back all day getting bed sores while she waits for a RICH  DUMB BLACK man to take CARE of her.
  Where is all the HATE and ANGER coming from?

CarolParks
CarolParks

@mrshipp9, there are none. This site is more like the " Globe", "Examiner", or "TMZ". You cannot have an intellectual discussion on here, but you can act like children, & call names at complete strangers. This is very non-productive.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@BillSchrier We don't consider her Black. She bends over way too far for midwest white soccer moms too much. Y'all can have this sorry, ass-licking heffa.

CarolParks
CarolParks

@Nassera Malik DuCre, I am very impressed with your brilliant reply, regarding this article. Everyone I know holds Oprah in a very high regard. She came from complete poverty, & is now one of the richest women in the world. But, as brilliant as she is, it is her love for humanity that I love, & respect the most. How sad to want to vilify a Lady that has done so much for others. Being positive, & uplifting especially against some terrible situations, is the real key to success.

cherrysberries
cherrysberries

@NasseraMalikDuCre Oprah became a billionaire using the white peoples stories. She allowed them to know that they came first by throwing the blacks to the end of the line! She went head strong with the white people so that why today she is RICH!

jamesjohnson62
jamesjohnson62

@NasseraMalikDuCre Oprah Winfrey is a part of the inside circle of demons. Do you really think her fat ass got to where she is because she's so intelligent? If the fuckin jews didn't allow to happen it would never have happened. If she would have been trying to really help black people she wouldn't be where she is today. GTFOH with that BS. That's just like you saying rappers and producers who have hundreds of millions did it themselves. Bs. They got there by selling out and helping destroy the black community. Do you think Dr Dre, P,Diddy, Jay-z, Rick Ross and those other fools would be so successful if they were talking about black unity? Hell nawl. Oprah got to were she is because they allowed it. Or did you know who owns the media???

MzObservant
MzObservant

@NasseraMalikDuCre You go girl!  Very, very well said!  I realize that people are entitled to agree with whatever they choose, but some people reading the article would automatically side with the writer. Critical thinking is never a consideration. In addition, the green eyed monster is prevalent. Most people will never use their brains as Oprah has to get what she has acquired through determination and hard work... like you said, they would rather spend their hard earned money on lottery tickets hoping to one day hit it big!  Nothing wrong in itself with that , but they put all of their trust in this method as opposed to getting a dream, following it and reaping the rewards like Oprah did.     

cherrysberries
cherrysberries

@EdwardSmikle Those guys were on their way from the start! They just needed a push! How about those that didn't have funding who wanted to go to college, who wrote her, but she looked past them because of who they were!

Regrenee
Regrenee

@EdwardSmikleYAWN!  This article is OLD and I stop caring about what you or anyone else has to say!  If most rich black people give back so much, why is the community still in shambles?  Anyhow, NEXT!

Tiat
Tiat

@MichaelLofton You must have plenty of time in your hands to go posting all these videos...quite frankly, no body will read what you write. You need to learn to be concise. I got tired of skimming to get to your point...so I didn't read what you wrote...

cherrysberries
cherrysberries

@Tiat If it wasn't for the black people your ass would be hanging off a bridge!

arobinson214
arobinson214

@MichaelLofton How have you been Mr. Lofton?  Pleasure to see that you are still posting and giving up references to well articulated articles. Extinction of the African American as the employed; as the force in social and economic justice is upon us.  Towards that reality there is no doubt.  I search my self daily an ask the question what might be my contribution to this truth? Daily I am resigned to the fact that my contribution is lack of engagement in the political, social and economic realities of my community. But, this must end and so it shall end.  Silence is often times either the great betrayer or consent. Thanks for your continued contribution and enlightment. .  

TariqWilliams
TariqWilliams

@MichaelLofton That is a whole lot of hate directed at President Obama, all based on fringe right wing nut job web sites. I got to be honest, I don't have the time, the strength nor desire to touch any of it. Life is too short to waste on hate consumed people.

MisterHix
MisterHix

So Mike... you consider yourself "a Black on a higher level" so much a winner that "You don't seek advise or information (from any losers!)"? Might I ask from where you have engulfed your profound wisdom, that you feel so compeled to impart it upon (us) "the misfits and baboons with your indignations? Surely at some point in your life Mike, before the manifestation of your prophetical anointment, you too must have been a "baboon" fool too right? Have you communicated or shared your mythologizes with the President, your representatives, or anyone of significancy... or is it that you're of the mind it all be kept taboo? ...With all due respect... You should know ignorance knows no boundaries, and worst is stupidity run amuck.

NasseraMalikDuCre
NasseraMalikDuCre

@MzObservant @NasseraMalikDuCre 


Thank you, MzObservant. I usually don't respond to internet articles like these. But when I found out that the owner and writer of this website is an African-American woman, it prompt me to write a response.  Ms. Carnell should understand that because it is your "constitutional right"  to express your opinion, you should do so responsibly.  Never forget your position, as an African-American women in the grand scheme of things.   I agree with you, MzObservant, many people want instantaneous wealth not realizing that it takes smarts to hold on to it.

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

@Tiat

Perhaps that is your problem, reading comprehension.  The material is not difficult to grasp, because the information is true, and it doesn't require a doctorate in physics to get the drift...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg9m1F8B2_c&list=PLdpWFdxaNWiRzqh4CjtbkUBc8Ic50a5T4

YouTube: "65 Outrageous Lies by President Obama" by EastCountyUndergroun, Sep 14, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVO48zMhbaw&list=PLdpWFdxaNWiRzqh4CjtbkUBc8Ic50a5T4

YouTube: "MEDIA BLACKOUT: The authority of US President to assassinate OCCUPY WALL STREET protesters." AnosmicJoe999, Oct 1, 2011

Source: "Michelle Obama Says Too Many Black Kids Are Trying to be “Ballers” and Rappers"

 
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066974

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151

 Being competent and credible, these being characteristics are very removed from President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration, and

I'm not the only U.S. born descendant of slavery who has contempt for BO, other Charlatan Black leaders, etc., etc.

 

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

@arobinson214

Considering the "State of Black America", all the things that work against you, including treason from within the Black community, as a Black man, woman, or child, you are really blessed to still be alive, in good spirits and hopefully in good health.

Hope all is well with you and your family as well.  Thank you for your allegiance to the Black community.   

I commend you for using independent thought to separate fact from fiction, to keep from being fooled like so many U.S. born Black men, women, and children have allowed themselves to fall victim to.

Best Regards.....

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@frankretired1 I love how you sick pedophile kkkrackas mouth off from the safety of an Internet connection. I call your race the "race of entitlement" -- anytime you have to actually compete for jobs, university admissions and inner city public school dollars, you cry "reverse racism".

Regrenee
Regrenee

@RicardoJones@Regrenee@EdwardSmiklethe person or person's that are being responded about, as usual, probably only gives a certain amount in  order to have tax write offs!  If half of these RICH PEOPLE'S ACTIONS were REAL, WE would have industry or jobs in OUR COMMUNITY!  Think about how much young NAIVE black young men and women spend on a pair of JORDANS!  if some black person was SMART enough to get into the FASHION LINE OF SHOES,  HOW MUCH MONEY that person could MAKE while CREATING JOBS?  We are ALWAYS the BUYER and NEVER the SELLER!  Always the CONSUMER, NEVER the PRODUCER, and ya wonder why most of US are BEGINNING for NASTY CRUMBS from these WICKED PEOPLE'S TABLE!

cherrysberries
cherrysberries

@Tiat @MichaelLofton One thing for sure micheal with your bipolar disease, you will respect the president of the United States or else your ass will go to jail! Are you posting from a jail cell? Get you some Obamacare for bipolar treatments!

Tiat
Tiat

@MichaelLofton There is such a thing as PROPER education, and it doesn't come from the internet.Your days must suck when you have all these stupid stuff from the internet ready to use as a justification for your argument, without you constructing any legitimate argument. Nobody likes propaganda, and that's what you present.

frankretired1
frankretired1

@Stickhoss @frankretired1 @BlackIntelligence @BillSchrier Can't miss anything I never had anything to do with or was involved with.  As for the chip on your shoulder, no thanks I don't default to violence like your kind.  Don't have the time to waste, besides I have too much more to lose than you.  Someone else in your own hood will do that for me, seen the black on black (self envy and self hatred) crime stats lately?  Stop pointing fingers, most of your problems are created and marinated right there in your own crime infested deteriorating communities.  A good starting point would be to get the young men to be fathers to their children instead of street criminal thugs.  Later.

BlackRobbb
BlackRobbb

@frankretired1 I think a good starting point for your sick race would be to stop shooting school children, stop sexually praying on young boys, stop hiding behind the Bible and FOX News and trying to get your kids off alcohol, barbiturates and angle dust. Funny how you say that our neighborhoods suck, but you people keep moving into them and trying to gentrify them. Does Brooklyn and Harlem ring a bell? There are now more yuppies, hipsters and trust fund fags in Brooklyn and Harlem than Black folks. I wonder why...

KathyBrown2
KathyBrown2

@frankretired1 @Stickhoss @BlackIntelligence @BillSchrier Don't know how I'm getting these notices that are meant for Bill Schrier I don't know him and I didn't respond to this post but I have to respond to your racist rant. I realize that you believe that you are hiding because you are on the computer but trust me you are not hidden and you really need to stay focused on the post and stop making it so personal because whatever this man said to you may have hurt your feelings but you have disrespected an entire community because of your hurt feelings. Let me just addess one thing. Yes Black on Black crime is plastered all over the media and give you people something to make you feel better about your sick ass life but a least we are not coward enough to shoot an entire school of innocent children, what would you call that? self pity or self hatred? I think you should stop pointing fingers and work on keeping your own community free of the rapist, pedophiles, murders that your community seem to breed. 

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