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.

377 comments
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".

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

http://breakingbrown.com/2014/02/is-obama-a-president-without-a-purpose/ 

RE: "Is Obama a President Without a Purpose" by ybw, February 24, 2014

Even with all his shortcomings former President George Bush has done more for the Black community than charlatan President Barack Obama has ever done, or will even consider doing. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqTBOfPOt3Q

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1080410

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1085549

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1075396

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

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fmUikO6BE

If former President George Bush or any Caucasian President were to show the same level of contempt that Barack Obama and/or other charlatan Black leaders direct at Black people who look like them, disgruntled Blacks would be "rioting", marching in mass in front of the White House, calling for the impeachment of any Caucasian elected official who has such a demeanor.........but when our own Black leaders betray the Black community absolutely nothing is said or done about this treasonous activity!

........but Black folks have their Black President now,  and voted overwhelmingly for Barack "the Magic Negro" Obama, yet the Black community is worse off today than under former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B. Johnson, etc., etc.

http://www.kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/content/government/compton-corruption-incompetence-or-just-business-as-usual.html

The same can be said as this pertains to the State, County and City branches of government as this pertains to all these sellout Black leaders that Black people vote into office, while receiving nothing but empty promises, deceitful acts, and/or disgraceful leadership in return, none of this being the fault of Caucasians, Hispanics, Koreans, Republicans, etc.

What is lacking is real competency, respect, loyalty, ethnic pride and sense as this pertains to this misfit Black leadership, and/or a dysfunctional Black electorate who refuse to hold the Black leaders that he or she voted for accountable!

RicardoJones
RicardoJones

This is what good descent Black people are experiencing under this phony adminstration (Obama).

Gloria Jones

Life Coach at WE RISE, INC

HI Ricardo 
Please, we in Detroit have a better story. Obama, has allowed, as he is the HEAD in charge of America, GOP in MI to setup an Anarchy Government in Detroit. They left a Straw Man Government in place to give the appearance of Democracy, the citizens voted them in? Many legal questions remain regarding Nov. 2013 elections. U.S. government has turned their heads. The [p]reachers here: Wendell Anthony, Horace Sheffield, his daughter, rev Wiliams, Bullock, to name a few have ALL acted as the African Tribal Chiefs who sold us out to the King of England. Detroit has become the new 21st colonial city of the King. We have a government of Corruption run by Thugs. Hillary Clinton and family, the Obama's are NO-Thing more than a Straw Government set in place while America and Democracy are being taken away. The Gop/Dems are joined at the hip??? Americans Black and White had better start paying attention too much time has already passed!!! We should talk and soon:)

RicardoJones
RicardoJones

Corruption of the Black Church involves the EEOC and the Law Dept of New York City. Many in the Black community refuse to admit that we have sellout's in the Black Elite that reaches to the White House and beyond. This is a story that is like a bad video (Training Day) with Denzel Washington. But, it involves Rev. Anythony L. Trufant of Emmannuel Baptist Church of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn NYC. The Right REV's wife is Muriel Goode-Trufant Esq, Chief/EEO Officer at NYC's Law Dept. Ms. Goode-Trufant is the Daughter of former Mayor of Philly and Black sellout Wilson Goode. Other members of Emmannel Church are Jacqueline Berrien Chair of the Corrupt and/or Rogue EEOC HQ's in Washington DC and friend of the First Lady Michelle Roberson-Obama friends from Harvard Law School. Michelle Roberson-Obama was special assistance to the most corrupt Mayor and/or family in Chicago the Daley's for 18 months. Richard Daley (brother of Mayor Daley of Chicago and Michelle Roberson-Obama's former BOSS) was one of Obama's chief of staff at the White House (Later Replaced). Berrien and Goode-Trufant use Emmanuel Church to recruit Young Black Female lawyers to undermine the Black community. Rev. Trufant on Sunday Morning Good Friday last year (2012) praised Berrien to the church for undermining the Black community with the help of his wife daughter of sellout ex-mayor Wilson Goode. Attorney's are recruited from the church and trained to sellout the Black community in the Law Dept's of New York City and/or EEOC. They recieve internship at the EEOC and the Legal dept's of the city of New York. Later they're hired as staff attorney's at the aforementioned.


Jacqeuline Berrien's husband Peter Williams received his Job at Megar Ever College thur Goode-Trufant's husband. The recruits by Ms. Goode-Trufant paid tides to her husband the Right Rev. Trufant. Ms. Trufant is the Church Mother of Ms. Berrien Chair of the Rogue EEOC.

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.

Rasheed7
Rasheed7

I dont hate Obama… But I don't love him either.. He is a POLITICIAN.. He isn't any better than any of the other presidents who have been "elected" to the White House. I agree that he uses the black community when convenient and ignores the black community when it's not..

black folks need to smarten up, and start making politicians EARN our votes. The jews, the gay community, the latino community? they make politicians commit to their agenda before they agree to vote for politicians.. Even the bigots in the TEA party aren't  scared to throw out politicians who don't commit to their agenda.. The Black community doesn't have an agenda..

We need to mature politically as a group and start holding these officials accountable to us. I think Obama's presidency was wasted by us, but it was a valuable lesson learned..

RicardoJones
RicardoJones

Many in the so-called Black community have conceded all hopes for Black survival. The same Black elitist and/or so-called Black intellectuals had aligned themselves to the Obama Machine aka the Daley Chicago (La Salle Street) Crew and/or Gangsters. This Crew has many factions to include (Black Ivy's and/or the Delta sororities). Now the same Sellout's are prettending to be concerned about the Black Poor and/or Working Class. These traitor are only for self gain at the expense of the Black Poor and/or Black Working Class. Many of these Sellouts collected money and/or donated money for this Crew of new overseers. For those Blacks whom don't know the code for oppressing the Black Poor and/or Black Working Class is called "TAP DANCING" on the backs of their own people. Lets not forget their salute the "HIGH KICK". 

fecesispopmusic
fecesispopmusic

@NasseraMalikDuCre Lady please ! Oprah satisfied the white power structure need to at least appear open. I was in Chicago when she happened. There was something going on in Chicago at the time, and she slipped in. You've seen her do her "ghetto gal" impression, stop worshipping shit, the smell will make you sick.


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.     

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...

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.

arobinson214
arobinson214

@Rasheed7 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.    


MisterHix
MisterHix

Rasheed7... are you really that totally oblivious that you're the "Damn him he does and damn him he doesn't" equation of the problem? When you don't know what to say its best to say nothing... especially if you can't fit the shoes yourself.

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.....

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

@MisterHix

http://www.yourblackworld.net/2013/12/black-news/liberal-blog-daily-kos-lays-into-cartoonist-for-ape-like-depiction-of-obama/

RE: "Liberal Blog Daily Kos Lays Into Cartoonist for “Ape-like” Depiction of Obama"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnTb-kJVDww

YouTube:  Stepin Fetchit in Miracle in Harlem (1948)

 ....Step n Fetchit Cartoons, Ape Like Depiction of Obama and other Charlatan elected Black leaders who disgrace the meaning of what it means to be an elected official is truly appropriate, namely because these individuals have been and continue to betray the Black community.

RE:  "In Seattle County, Blacks Make Up 7% of Population But 30% of Homeless"

http://www.icphusa.org/index.asp?page=16&report=91

There is a large Black homeless population is many large cities. Many of these individuals are military veterans.  Whole Black families are now homeless, because it takes money to survive in the U.S., and our own Black elected leaders are doing nothing to reduce the high unemployment rate of U.S. born descendants of slavery, and/or to protect the rights of the innocent against the atrocities of government, an avenue that means money in any other community but the Black community because elected Black leaders, far too many Black lawyers, and the Black community itself, do not place value in the Constitution, the benefits of civil tort practice, being competent in representing the Black community, etc., etc.

Every State jurisdiction in the U.S. has a Constitution, and Tort Practice Handbook.  

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

Selected comment:

"I don't hate Obama… But I don't love him either.. He is a POLITICIAN.. He isn't any better than any of the other presidents who have been "elected" to the White House. I agree that he uses the black community when convenient and ignores the black community when it's not..

.....black folks need to smarten up, and start making politicians EARN our votes. The jews, the gay community, the latino community? they make politicians commit to their agenda before they agree to vote for politicians.. Even the bigots in the TEA party aren't  scared to throw out politicians who don't commit to their agenda.. The Black community doesn't have an agenda..

We need to mature politically as a group and start holding these officials accountable to us. I think Obama's presidency was wasted by us, but it was a valuable lesson learned.."-Rasheed7

Indeed Rasheed7

In the event any elected official has contempt for the Constitution, the Oath of Office, etc., etc., when he or she are mandated by law and sworn under oath to do, it is your right, your duty as an American citizen to do what it takes to vote them out, run for office your self, and/or spread the message so that other citizens can join you to remove him or her from office.  This is not hate, this is using the political process to benefit your community.

YouTube:  "The American Veteran: African American Veterans" U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, February 27, 2013

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

After all, your, my tax dollar pay these individuals, and finally blood has been shed, including the blood of U.S. born Black men and women, to protect, defend, and to uphold the Constitution.

*************************************************

Oath of Office,: "I, during such times as I hold the office, I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance, to the Constitution of the United States, (State Constitution), and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."

"I" pertains to all public servants such as the President of the United States of America, all Congresspersons, all Senators, all Supreme Court Justices, the Attorney General, all Federal Police Officers, other Federal Public Servants, All State Governors, all State Attorney Generals, all State Assemblypersons and Senators, all State Justices, all State Police Officers, all County public servants, all City public servants, local judges and police officers, etc.

"All foreign enemies" pertains to any entity that violates the U.S. Constitution from abroad, foreign terrorists and subversives, foreign enemies of the U.S., illegal aliens, illegal aliens who come the U.S. just to have anchor babies, illegal aliens and other foreigners who bring in illegal contraband such as illegal drugs, counterfeit merchandise, illegal firearms, etc., etc.

"All domestic enemies" pertains to any person(s) or entity that violates the U.S. Constitution or any State Constitution, treasonous elected officials, treasonous Americans and legal immigrants, domestic terrorists and subversives, ObamaCare/The Affordable Health Care Act, individuals and organizations that promote Amnesty for illegal aliens and anchor babies, unethical public servants such as rogue police officers, unethical city prosecutors, "kangaroo court system" unethical judges, corrupt insurance companies, corrupt banking institutions, basically all corrupt business entities that operate in the U.S.

The U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the U.S. and all State Constitutions must uphold the U.S. Constitution.

THE JOB OF A CONGRESSMAN

“There are cases where an individual has been wrongfully treated by his government and about the only way, unless the individual resorts to court, and even in some cases the courts are not able to give proper relief, the only area or avenue open to the individual is through his representative. When you find a bona fide error has been made, I suggest that you make a maximum effort to remedy it. This I feel is a vital and important function of those of us in the House of Representatives”.

Authors: Donald G. Tacheron and Morris Udall, from the book entitled, “The Job of the Congressman”, pages 65 and 66.


 

Rasheed7
Rasheed7

@MisterHix First of all, Let's get a few things straight between me and you..

*I know exactly "what to say".. I also know exactly where Obama has failed the public and failed the black community in particular. he was elected as a "change agent".. he came to office selling "hope" and "change", but once he got there? no hope or change.. His foreign policy is more of the same Empire building and Imperialism that was carried out under Bush, Clitnon, Bush sr. Reagan etc..

He wasn't voted into office by the public to proliferate the drone program threefold. The drone program which creates more enemies abroad that it eliminates, killing innocent women and children, and giving regular people across the globe reason to hate us more and more each day.

He wasn't voted into office to sign off on the national defense authorization act (which gives the government the right detain Americans indefinitely without due process). He was supposed to be the guy who vetoed that bill.. 

He wasn't elected to office to continue "extraordinary renditions " (which is the illegal kidnapping of citizens without so much as notification to other sovereign nations). He was supposed to stop that practice that was initiated under Bush.. But he didn't (I won't even get into guantanimo or the fact that he should have had Bush and Cheney arrested as war criminals on his first day office)

He wasn't elected into office to sign off on the NSA program and the security complex systematically dismantle the 1st and 4th amendments by allowing unprecedented spying on American citizens and harassment of journalists and the 4th estate (which is the media). He was elected to uphold the constitution, not help undermine it.

He wasn't elected to be another puppet for wall street bankers.

He was elected because his constituents THOUGHT he would protect the public and the world from these things. 

He was elected because he said he would be different.

He was elected because he is a constitutional scholar who knows better than to sign off on these programs and continue this country down the road to "spiritual and moral ruin" (as Dr. King put it).

He was elected to be the gate keeper against the plutocracy and the military industrial complex which has a stranglehold on our government 

As it turns out? he is just another politician who made a lot of promises he never intended to keep.

Thats fine, joke is on the public for believing his rhetoric and trusting him to stop this madness in government. 

Like I said, I don't hate him, but i don't love him either because he is no different than the other presidents before him who propagated this nonsense and lied about his intentions. Thats what politicians do.

I don't have the time or desire to talk to fools like Mister HiX, who are not much more than trolls looking for attention on the internet..

save your dumb buffoonery for someone else, because I know exactly what I am talking about and it is obvious you do not and you aren't on my level here

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!

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.

MichaelLofton
MichaelLofton

@MisterHix

"I know exactly "what to say".. I also know exactly where Obama has failed the public and failed the black community in particular. he was elected as a "change agent".. he came to office selling "hope" and "change", but once he got there? no hope or change.. His foreign policy is more of the same Empire building and Imperialism that was carried out under Bush, Clitnon, Bush sr. Reagan etc..

He wasn't voted into office by the public to proliferate the drone program threefold. The drone program which creates more enemies abroad that it eliminates, killing innocent women and children, and giving regular people across the globe reason to hate us more and more each day.

He wasn't voted into office to sign off on the national defense authorization act (which gives the government the right detain Americans indefinitely without due process). He was supposed to be the guy who vetoed that bill.. 

He wasn't elected to office to continue "extraordinary renditions " (which is the illegal kidnapping of citizens without so much as notification to other sovereign nations). He was supposed to stop that practice that was initiated under Bush.. But he didn't (I won't even get into guantanimo or the fact that he should have had Bush and Cheney arrested as war criminals on his first day office)

He wasn't elected into office to sign off on the NSA program and the security complex systematically dismantle the 1st and 4th amendments by allowing unprecedented spying on American citizens and harassment of journalists and the 4th estate (which is the media). He was elected to uphold the constitution, not help undermine it.

He wasn't elected to be another puppet for wall street bankers.

He was elected because his constituents THOUGHT he would protect the public and the world from these things. 

He was elected because he said he would be different.

He was elected because he is a constitutional scholar who knows better than to sign off on these programs and continue this country down the road to "spiritual and moral ruin" (as Dr. King put it).

He was elected to be the gate keeper against the plutocracy and the military industrial complex which has a stranglehold on our government 

As it turns out? he is just another politician who made a lot of promises he never intended to keep.

Thats fine, joke is on the public for believing his rhetoric and trusting him to stop this madness in government. 

Like I said, I don't hate him, but i don't love him either because he is no different than the other presidents before him who propagated this nonsense and lied about his intentions. Thats what politicians do.

I don't have the time or desire to talk to fools like Mister HiX, who are not much more than trolls looking for attention on the internet..

save your dumb buffoonery for someone else, because I know exactly what I am talking about and it is obvious you do not and you aren't on my level here"-Rasheed7

Thank You Rasheed7 and Amen to the power of infinity

MisterHix
MisterHix

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.

Rasheed7
Rasheed7

@MisterHix 

There is wide sentiment that Obama has failed… Im speaking for those in agreement..

I didn't say anything about anybody else being a Buffoon aside from YOU.

like I said, disagree if you can conjure up a relevant rebuttal.. But i know that you cannot, or you would have already done it,  and that is why I call you a buffoon who is talking to someone who is way above your level.

I welcome a disagreement from someone with something educated to say, but it is obvious that person isn't you.

MisterHix
MisterHix

Rasheed Lets leave it at President Obama has failed you... don't speak for the public. If your desire is to save the world especially the Black community, there are more constructive avenues than here for you to spew. Again if the buffoons here are not in agreement with you, why don't you moving on move to a forum or create one where you can rule without objection?

Rasheed7
Rasheed7

@MisterHix I'll tell you this much… Im on a level much higher than you are..

the programs I mentioned are mostly foreign policy related which means the executive branch has control over those issues..

when it comes to signing bills into laws? The president can always be overridden by congress if they so wish, but his job is to VETO bills that destroy the integrity of the constitution and yet he signs them…He doesn't have to win every battle or control all aspects of governance, but he was elected to fight for the public and he has not done that in many instances.

I know that much, and your silly retort about why am i not president myself shows your ignorance and lack of knowledge on this subject.

There are legit arguments to make in rebuttal, but you obviously do not know what they are

don't think I'm not aware that you have been spamming this topic for months already. I see your dumb comments flashing through my inbox daily.. 

Like I said to you initially, don't waste my time with your games and attention seeking. 

If you can refute any of the points i made? do it.

If you cannot? shut up and move on with your day

MisterHix
MisterHix

Rasheed its more than apparent you're on a level of your own... as it is indicative of those naive of our political system's workings. Are you of the mind that President Obama and he alone has a magic wand which merely has to be waved, to right all the wrongs? You speak as if your more privy to the President's Presidentail briefings than the President himself... have you any idea of how you sound here? And to further end your retort with asinine projecting thoughts of someone who is not in agreement with you, speaks volumes of your self professed intellect... and you haven't got a clue. What makes you think your so much more abreast of worldly events? If you think you can do more than the President why are you here and not there... ruling... the minds of those not on your level?

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