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August 14, 2013

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

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.

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

  1. chmoore01 says:

    The lady just said…. You cant afford this… which Oprah after hearing the price agreed, and said that she would not have bougt it for that price any way….apparently you have a problem with the $38K pocketbook…and need to find a bigger story to report on…

    1. chmoore01 Oprah made this story international news, but you’re calling me out for talking about it?  Classic.

      1. DavidJones5 says:

        Yvette Carnell chmoore01 Yvette, usually you’re on point but I cannot roll with you on this one.  You were thinking too deep on this one and I have to disagree with your analysis on Oprah and her motive to go public.  The women is rich and famous, therefore I don’t see how she benefit from a movie that she doesn’t need.  If anything people benefit from Oprah!

      2. chmoore01 says:

        Yvette Carnell chmoore01 No she said that in conversation she told someone… a reporter …about what had happened in the store.. the reporter doing what they do best took it and ran all the way back to the office…for the 6 o’clock breaking news flash…not calling you out for talking about it…just that this is what came out of the mouth of Oprah…

    2. chmoore01That’s not what the saleslady says she said. Here she is in her own words:

      “The Trois Pommes sales
      assistant said over the weekend that she felt ‘powerless’ and in the
      grip of a ‘cyclone’ after Winfrey went on TV in America to make the
      claim.

      ‘I wasn’t sure
      what I should present to her when she came in on the afternoon of
      Saturday, July 20, so I showed her some bags from the Jennifer Aniston
      collection.
      ‘I explained to her the bags came in different sizes and materials, like I always do.

      ‘She looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag. 

      ‘I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags.
      ‘It
      is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist
      grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag.
      ….
      She emphatically denied ever saying to Winfrey: ‘You don’t want to see this bag. It is too expensive.  You cannot afford it.’

      1. damediabolique says:

        Yvette Carnell chmoore01 Good points and the sales lady story seems more credible. If I were that clerk and I was holding in my hand a similar bag why would I waste my energy showing her the more expensive bag. I would have to get something and reach up to get the bag and Oprah would have probably went for the cheaper bag. Sure she could have gotten a bigger commission but in sales you can’t always be motivated by money but you have to think about what the customer would want or else you will alienate the customer. Customers don’t like it when they feel they are being up-sold. I think Oprah is using this incident to get more attention, sell more books, get more people to watch her failing TV network, and get publicity for her new movie.

  2. I see no reason for the subject matter in this blog to have even been approached. 
    It appears to ,me as baiting the general public, once again allowing plain ole’ every day folk to now become armchair experts on something that needs to slide right on by.

    I do believe that in this case class equated to race and vice versa and that the media is going to make a mountain out of a molehill when Oprah or Obama open their mouths.
    The problem is, the general public is so gullible that they will eat a sucker laced in arsenic on any day.
    By the way, LOVE your blog.  Been following you for a minute, but this is my first time commenting.  I share your stuff all the time with followers just to spark thought provoking conversation. 
    In the end, you gotta make people think, no matter who likes it.  That’s the only way solutions are found.

  3. Miss Mo says:

    This is the one time I agree with you Miss Yvette.  LOL!  Because the great and wonderful Oprah was not recognized and had people bending over backwards to cater to her every need this is now a racist issue?  Now, I wasn’t there, but Oprah said “I guess they don’t get the Oprah show in Zurich and I didn’t have my eyelashes on, but I was in full Oprah gear…”  REALLY?!  SMH!  Switzerland is a very rich country and I’m sure rich folks come there all of the time to buy their purses and if the lady works on commission yes, WHY would she deny anyone the right to purchase a bag.  I think Oprah had this girl show her a ton of bags, and while they were at the counter she looked up and said what about that one in which the young lady chose not to GET the bag, but to say to her, It is just like the one in my hand just a little more expensive.  And did Oprah just realize that she is black?  NO, she knew she wasn’t recognized or catered to!  Gone with yourself and DO something for the Black Community as you have charged JayZ and Beyonce to!

  4. LeavellPurnell says:

    This is just silly. Oprah has donated money, contributed to films that raise awareness of racial disparities, opened schools where no one else would, etc…So what! She has not opened a panel on every issue plaguing the community-she is only human. No, the sales lady doesn’t have a point.; most work off commission, that doesn’t save them from their perceptions. You fail to realize that people with racist underpinnings  can be nice to people of other races-hell, most don’t know certain thoughts of theirs are racist. Yes its possible that that was not what the sales lady intended that does not mitigate how Oprah felt. Your entire article is none sense, and I actually like this blog.

    1. LeavellPurnell This isn’t about Oprah’s philanthropy, which everyone appreciates. But if she can’t discuss race in a meaningful way on a meaningful platform, then she shouldn’t racialize these sorts of Elite incidents. It doesn’t help anyone.
      And is it possible that the woman was racist? Yes, but it is just as possible that Oprah is mistaken, that she either interpreted the saleslady’s words in a way not intended or that she exaggerated the incident. And how a person feels is not the barometer for how we should choose to define racism.

      1. LeavellPurnell says:

        Yvette CarnellLeavellPurnellWhether a platform is meaningful or not should be tested by its reach and effectiveness. So I disagree with you if you are implying that the different things I mentioned  did not constitute a discussion on  “race in a meaningful way on a meaningful platform”. Anytime racism (because its a sneaky little complex thing) is bought to the forefront, its helpful. I agree its possible Oprah was mistaken and our misconceptions may leave us privy to exaggeration-that makes us human. She has a right to be human. I take that further, us as blacks (victims of daily racism) will sometimes unintentionally mistake adverse actions as racism when they are not. How can you take “feelings” out of defining “racism”? How racism is defined is a complex journey of feelings, history, context, perception, and all the many things that make up the human experience and how that experience is interpreted. We have to agree to disagree and your article is not objective in my opinion.

        1. LeavellPurnell Yvette Carnell No, we don’t need to “test” to determine whether Oprah’s most recent racial accusations against a Swiss store saleswoman will be beneficial to African Americans. It’s a given that this is chatter amongst Elites that, honestly, has little to do with the rest of us. No test needed.
          It is unfortunate that Blacks have begun to believe that “bringing awareness” is that same as bringing change. Most change is legislative or judicial. Stopping stop and frisk is legislative (and judicial). Not allowing the GOP to gut safety net programs is substantive. This perceived slight by Oprah is meaningless, and doesn’t do anything to further the agenda of poor folk or black folk….or push the ball forward.
          But we can agree to disagree. No harm, no foul. I welcome disagreement and will always consider all comments….

        2. LeavellPurnell says:

          Yvette CarnellLeavellPurnell Please respond to my post in the context by which it was written. You mad a comment about “meaningful” and I tested your definition of meaningful by speaking on the effect of the intended audience. Whenever racial disparity provoke conversation its relevant to all of us-regardless who is having that conversation (elites or not). its sad that you don’t understand that “awareness” produces a change in itself (although not complete change). I work in law and change is slow and incomplete there too. Changes comes on many levels. Every change in law started with awareness.  And yes Im on the front lines with you fighting against “stop and frisk” (also a child of profiling) and I too seek to stop the GOP AND hold compliant democrats accountable.You have a blessed day!!!

        3. LeavellPurnell Yvette Carnell I fundamentally disagree with you. I don’t think all racial conversations are always meaningful. In fact, I think many of those conversations distract away from more substantive actions. You have a blessed night as well.

  5. TonyYates says:

    It appears that Carnell has some type of issue with Oprah which took up to much time to point out her nonsensical ten points.  The real issue with this story is that the sales clerk told her that the “bag cost a lot more money, and I can show you other bags”.  Now anyone rather black or white would get offensive when told something of such.  The sales clerk acted improperly toward a customer, end of story.  The first thing that comes to all Black people’s minds when something like this is done is racism, that’s natural or we can look at it as stupidity. And the sales clerk was clearly stupid for not showing a customer an item when she asked for it. Talking about axes to grind; It appears that Carnell has an axe to grind against Oprah, because she clearly has nothing news worthy to say about Oprah or the story as a whole with her one sided views.  As far as calling black people “Elite” because they have money is really reaching.  Oprah is very much in turn with Black American and the Black Community, as much as she chooses to be just like all of us.  She worked herself up just like Carnell and all of us wish to do.  Just because she has money and talks about her experiences in a store does not mean that she should have a Frisk and Search Panel.  Panels like this usually fall upon Journalist like Carnell, or would Carnell just be a blogger with no real Journalist values.

    1. TonyYates Ah! Here we go! Anyone who criticizes Oprah has a “personal” issue with her. Carry on..

      1. msmarie2u says:

        Yvette Carnell TonyYates but you do

        1. diamondcoffee12 says:

          msmarie2u Yvette Carnell TonyYates I love Oprah for her accomplishment, and respect her for all that she’s doing.   But I do believe this was an opportunist situation that’s giving her free publicity towards the movie.   She’s been on everyone’s couch in talk television even places you’ll least expect her to be.

      2. ShelleyMack1 says:

        Yvette Carnell TonyYates  Why do you feel that is your job? Where was the want ad you answered?

    2. TonyYates Years ago when I lived in Dallas and was working for an oil company, one of my co-workers got married.  It was as white girl and the situation was quite screwy from the jump as she was marrying the ex-boyfriend of her roommate…I mean recent ex-boyfriend.
      Well, these girls had not too long ago moved to Dallas from Santa Clara, CA when the first girl latched onto the guy who was a geologist for the company.  He made BIG money.  I wondered about those three and saw all the drama.
      Anyway, they were little rich bitches and had mostly come to Dallas to get out of their cloistered community and find a husband with money because everyone in “Stepford” was taken.  The were admin just like me, but came from money so they had a beautiful apartment, far beyond what their paychecks could handle. 
      When they started planning the wedding, they decided to give up their apartment as the bride-to-be was to move into a house with her new husband that had not 9  months earlier been sleeping with her roommate in the same apartment (..and everyone in the office thought THEY were getting married!).
      The one names Terri was putting up posters and telling everyone that they had furniture and belongings for sale.  She happened to mention an Ethan Allen living room suite of which I told her I was interested in buying.
      Without batting an eye I remember the bride to be looking at me and saying, “Oh, that’s nice Cissi, but you can’t afford it” and in her Valley Girl glory wafted away like she had not just DISSED me because…….
      I felt demeaned and for years thought in my mind how I should have come back at her.  But I was young and …..well, not as well spoken as I am now.  I just remember feeling really ratty and wondering what made her think that I couldn’t afford it if she knew nothing about my finances.  And, I wondered for years if she said what she said because I was Black and perhaps she didn’t think we had that much class.
      I remember her saying also, “Do you even know who Ethan Allen is?”
      Because that bitch dissed me, I went out and bought an Ethan Allen nautical mantel clock that was quite expensive and would look at it and say to myself as if I was talking to her, “Now there, bitch!  You don’t know me like that!”
      All that to say, I related to Oprah’s story regardless of what  ever other underlying issues may or may not have existed.

      1. MaxAMillion17 says:

        operationopenup TonyYates
        And I
        don’t think there’s a person of color on the planet who hasn’t Experienced a
        similar situation, I don’t care what the scene or locale may have been; if they
        haven’t, let them keep on living. 
        That’s
        why I said in my earlier comment that I just think this commentary/post is a
        moot issue. True none of us were eye witnesses to the incident but you can’t judge
        or interpret someone else’s experience. Ms. Winfrey felt what she said she
        felt! And if you go by the salesperson’s own words as quoted by Ms. Carnell,
        I’m certain if any one of us had been in her shoes (Oprah) we would have felt
        the same way.
        That’s
        why I don’t believe this is all about promoting The Butler! And let’s face it
        the people who really win in this controversy is Mr. Lee Daniels, as well as
        the family and the honorable memory of Mr. Eugene Allen; the person in which
        the film portrays. So I say keep it in the news as long as possible.

  6. reggiesonequa says:

    No, Yvette, black people didn’t get played!!  In fact, you and the media got played.  Oprah asked to see a purse and the saleslady refused.  Oprah spoke about it and you and the rest of the media went insane.  Fox News, TMZ, and yest even Yvette Carnell fell into the trap of making every small incident about race.  At best this was a one day story.  It seems you…yes you Yvette…have some serious issue with Oprah.  How do I know this?  Read your last sentence in your article.  When did you become Queen and decided what Oprah is discussing isn’t “authentic”?  Believe me, Oprah has fought bigger battles than you can ever imagine.

    1. reggiesonequa I didn’t make this “small” incident about race. Oprah did that. And read the comment below. The saleslady says she never refused to show Oprah the purse. You’re taking Oprah’s word on this, and that’s your choice.
      lastly, I’m not “Queen” of anything, but I have my opinion, and so do you. But since you’ve never met Oprah, and probably never will, you shouldn’t speak on what she knows or imagines. You haven’t a clue. You’re a fan… nothing more.

      1. reggiesonequa says:

        Yvette Carnell reggiesonequa Not a fan of Oprah and I’m really not defending her.  I wasn’t there and neither were you.  My point is the media blew this up and you went right along.  If I were the company or salelady I’d say the same thing.  Yep, you are right.  You have a platform to tout your opinion so don’t get so offensive when someone disagrees with you.  Looks like have thin skin.

      2. chmoore01 says:

        Yvette Carnell reggiesonequa well after hearing Oprah talk about how the media has sesationalized this trivial matter… sounds like U are the bigger “FAN”….she said at that price she wouldn’t have bought the pocketbook any way…from the mouth of Oprah came those words…

        1. chmoore01 Yvette Carnell reggiesonequa The media would never have covered this story had Oprah never mentioned it. The woman is a masterful communicator and media professional. She knew exactly what she was doing when she mentioned this incident and she certainly know how it would be covered.

        2. ShelleyMack1 says:

          Yvette Carnell chmoore01 reggiesonequa  You maybe should take a tip from her, you’re not there yet.

  7. damediabolique says:

    You make a good point with this article. There are other racial issues out there that are more important and need more attention than whether Oprah could buy a purse in Zurich. And for all we know Oprah could be fudging the details on her experience in the store. If the incident happened the way Oprah claims don’t you think the sales clerk would have been fired by now? This situation is suspect. Black folks need to stop always jumping on bandwagons and use some critical thinking.

  8. diamondcoffee12 says:

    NOTHING BUT FREE PUBLICITY TO PROMOTE THE MOVIE THE BUTLER…Which I don’t care to see another freakin movie highlighting the civil rights era.  Black history goes far beyond slavery and the civil rights movement.

    1. dovey says:

      diamondcoffee12 OKAY.. SO what  else do the civil rights era have to teach besides what OPRAH is putting out there in her movie which is what the era is prominently about…. (BASICALLY  HATE)…. You tell us what more is it about.??????

      1. diamondcoffee12 says:

        dovey diamondcoffee12 Dovey I’m not questioning what the civil rights movement was about, nor what Oprah’s movie is about.   I’m simply saying I personally don’t need to see another movie portraying black people as servants, and slaves.   I would love to see holy-wood invest money portraying blacks when they were kings and queens.  The beginning of civilization, mathematics…….

  9. Rasheed7 says:

    First thing I thought when I originally read the story was “who cares?” Am I supposed to be in an uproar because somebody may have slighted Oprah when she was trying to buy a $38,000 bag? I think I have much better things to spend my outrage on..
    If she is lying? that makes it all the more ridiculous..

  10. Chevas says:

    I’m nowhere near ‘Oprah Rich’ or ‘Oprah Famous,’ but I have traveled to Europe several times and I did not experience the racism I experience here in my country. What I did though is EXPECT to be treated poorly because of my race and braced myself for many instances where I thought it might happen. Fortunately, it never happened. Shop keepers and boutique employees were very nice and even talked about how they hated how racist America is. What some of us don’t “get” is that other countries have different policies, laws and beliefs. Too many Americans travel to these countries carrying their ideas with them, believing they are superior and are then treated in a manner that speaks to their arrogance. I think that may be the disconnect here. Also, many other countries have prioritized family and community over money. I returned to a shop many times in Prague to buy an item because the owner closes his shop whenever he wants, so that he can go enjoy the day with his family. I wasn’t offended or quick to think it was about race. His priorities are different. He didn’t believe in working 12 hour days away from his loved ones. My point is this. Other countries have different attitudes and place value on issues differently then Americans. I’ve been to bars in Czech Republic, Hungary and Vienna, where only I was welcomed in. I was the only black person in the group. The owners hated American arrogance and racism and would only allow me, the only minority, into their businesses.  When I heard this story, I was suspect. Grain of salt folks.

  11. TonyDickerson says:

    I usually don’t comment on Blogs because people do take opposing opinions so personally. However, a salesperson doesn’t have to say to you, “I don’t think you can afford this” in order for you to FEEL as if that is how they are treating you. I went to a car dealership to finally buy the car that I wanted and while waiting for the salesperson I wanted to work with to finish up another salesperson approached me. I explained to him that I was there to buy the Sequoia and he proceeded to show me cars two models down from what I asked for. I told him I wasn’t interested and he insisted that I even test drive the other ones again. While he went to go get the car for the test drive I went to another part of the building to wait for the salesperson I came in to see. I FELT that he was telling me that I couldn’t afford the Sequoia. I thought it was a class issue at first, but I looked damn good on that day!! So if Oprah FELT slighted, she was slighted. I doubt that you heard about my little ‘ol incident in KC,MO, but I “ain’t” Oprah!

  12. dovey says:

    Is this post a DAMN JOKE?? Did this post want people to believe that the white women sales lady has a point?? LMFAO….. Yea right… Dealing with the everyday racism that I face as a black women I wouldn’t except this post even if my life depended on it… I believe OPRAH and not a black women/man less than that  when it comes to putting up with or experiencing racism. How dare the person or people who put this absurd comments/post up in this racist worlds defense.

    1. dovey So white people are never wrong and black people are always right? Is that how we’re supposed to make our assessments?

      1. ShelleyMack1 says:

        Yvette Carnell dovey If you don’t know she was wrong why are you questioning her?

        1. Rasheed7 says:

          ShelleyMack1 Yvette Carnell dovey 
          If Yvette (or anyone else) already KNEW who was lying, then they could just post the details in the article.. Speculating with an open mind is what honest intelligent people do. It’s not “hating” to consider all the possible scenarios. Oprah could indeed be lying. I’m saying she is lying, but I am open minded enough to consider the possibility. If you get offended by that possibility, then you may need to open your mind a little more, and not be so sensitive.

        2. ShelleyMack1 says:

          Rasheed7 ShelleyMack1 Yvette Carnell dovey
          You’re saying she was lying, you weren’t there, you don’t know anymore than anyone else but you’ve made that judgement. What you’re telling me is that Oprah doesn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt and the saleslady in a high end boutique does? For better or for worse Oprah’s track record is public, not the saleslady’s. When has she ever used a situation like this to promote something? In what other situation when someone black, celebrity or not, related a racist incident do other black people question whether it ever really happened who weren’t there? Not with Obama, not with Eric Holder, or any other celebrity or average black citizen that I can remember who has related a similar incident has it been an issue. 
          I am going to take her word for it like I do anyone other brother or sister. There is nothing in her track record that proves she lies about things like that. While on the other hand I do know something about the track record of salesladies in high end as well as low end stores and that is they have a bias against and a bad track record for doing racist things to black people just like that. I would have to say you’re the one with the closed mind making judgements about another black persons experience when you weren’t there. How open is that? Based on what? Seems like you mind is open to only one possibility. Who the hell am I or you for that matter to judge? I am just giving another black person the grace of the benefit of the doubt. Something I would want if it was me in that situation. What are you doing? Calling her a liar based on what? Your close minded opinion?

        3. Rasheed7 says:

          ShelleyMack1 Rasheed7 Yvette Carnell dovey
          calm yourself.. lol 
          It was a typo.. Its supposed to say “I’m not saying she is lying”
          Unless you know Oprah personally, you dont know what her “track record” is. There is nothing wrong with considering both sides of the argument..
          Its not even an important story ultimately… Maybe Oprah is lying, maybe she is not *shrugs* 
          Taking her word for it simply because she is black is naive… I’m black and Imma tell this.. Black folks have lied to me before.. We arent incapable of telling false stories.. 
          the sales woman could be lying.. who knows?
          The point is that people are not hating simply because they choose not to automatically believe every story a black person tells..
          Stop being so sensitive and open your mind..

      2. marvin gardner says:

        Yvette Carnell dovey  I see a lot of people are not thinking with an open mind to say that these events may not have happened as described.  None of us were there to say who is lying and who is telling the truth. We just have people taking one side and that is the only side they choose to be on and they see you as being this treacherous hater with lots of anger with nothing better else to do but hate on successful black people. If that isn’t hilarious, I don’t know what is.

  13. ThelmaRosenfeld says:

    Well said.  You nailed it!

  14. chasuzu2 says:

    Sadly you are playing into the naïve stereotype and white mentality that the black party is lying when you believe a clerk over Oprah the patron. It’s sad and unfortunate. You’d rather believe the honesty of a clerk who wants to keep her job over Oprah who has seemingly nothing to gain from this whole saga. That on itself is enough to disregard any other thing you are saying as it seems you have a clear bias, but then you are not unique. Am sure you want to please a certain audience of yours, and sure you haven’t lived anywhere else outside the US. You ought to travel out more! 🙁

  15. ShelleyMack1 says:

    So because she is rich she doesn’t experience racism? or it should mean less when it happens? Because the purse was $35k that’s what makes it not racist? Oprah, a former news journalist can no longer identify when she is experiencing racism because she is now rich? Will you lose YOUR sense of objectivity when you get rich? L…O…L. Good thing you are a journalist with a balanced perspective and not just being incendiary… SMDH

    1. ShelleyMack1 says:

      Sad but I had to check to see what website I was on to make sure it was this one…

    2. ShelleyMack1 Did she experience racism? I haven’t a clue. And if you’re honest with yourself, neither do you.

      1. ShelleyMack1 says:

        Yvette Carnell ShelleyMack1  Never said I did, only she can judge. Who are you to judge someone else’s experience with racism like you are? You weren’t there either. Only she can judge. Really bad unbalanced piece you wrote. You are just hating…

        1. ShelleyMack1 says:

          Yvette Carnell ShelleyMack1  And if you don’t know why are you questioning her? Her motives, her commitment to the black community. Just wow… She has done more for the black community by just being who she is than you ever may with this perspective. I have to question your motives for this piece, not hers…

  16. Nubia67 says:

    Seems to me there are haters everywhere.  Anyway, who cares whether or not Oprah wanted to see a $38,000 pocketbook, from what I read she was purchasing a gift for Tina. Isn’t the country Oprah was in a natural one where race is concerned, don’t know but thought so. Anyway, $38K for Oprah is like $38 for us, Oprah don’t need us to have her back, because money talks and what, you got it b/s walks.

  17. Mitzi says:

    Ms Carnell, I commend you for your article and in many regards, I agree. However, one of us have been misinformed. Ice never been led to the conclusion that Winfrey was in error. According to what I’ve read and the interview I’ve seen, it appears that the media ran with an answer that Oprah gave regarding racism. She w. as asked had she ever experienced it and this particular incident was given as an example.The rest was all media. I want concentrated on the racism part as I was the bias that many of us experience shopping in high end department stores where it is typical of them to avoid you if you don’t fit their visual of what you can afford. You are correct about out community of elites who use us because they know our weakness for those who have been racially harmed but I honestly, don’t believe that with Oprah, this was the case.

    1. janice montgomery says:

      CARNELL HAS A PROBLEM WITH MANY OF OUR INFLUENCIAL BLACKS. SHE CAN’T QUESTION OPRAH ABOUT HER CHOICE OF PROGRAMS THAT SHE PRESENTS ON HER STATION.IN MY OPINION CARNELL IS SICK AND REALLY A JEALOUS PERSON THAT TAKES PLEASURE IN BAD MOUTHING OUR SUCCESSFUL BLACKS

      1. marvin gardner says:

        janice montgomery  Its obvious that you really didn’t take the time or effort to really read the article thoroughly or understand the questions that followed. Maybe you should reread it again.

    2. Mitzi I understand that Oprah was asked a question, but just as Oprah understood that any book she picked for her Book Club automatically flew to number 1, she also understood the implication of her mentioning the racism she experienced while at the Swiss boutique. Thoughtful comment though.. much appreciated.

  18. Yahchilyah says:

    If I go into a store and request to see a bag, I expect to see the bag that I asked for. I don’t need to be told it’s expensive, or, there are some others similar. Oprah is Oprah, and I believe that she demanded several times to see “that” bag! I am sure she gave the woman several chances to “do the right thing”. The clerk just got stung! Oprah is not one who has to take the “crap” many black people do, when it comes to being treated with contempt and racism. She can simple pull the “Oprah card”, and she did! Who’s sorry, now! I wish I could make some of the people who disrespect me, feel half the anger I feel when they treat me as “less than”.

  19. scpheonix says:

    Yvette…I was thinking most of your points as well, when I read about this and can’t agree with you enough on all but one of them:  <b>”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”</b>
    Seems  Black folk much younger than me (I’m n old, old head!) have a problem with “from whence we came,”  which I find quite elitist in itself.  Characters like those in “The Help,” believe it or not,  made it possible for people like me and my peers to eat, live and go to college.  I find nothing wrong with those “authentic” Black stories being told  — <b>because they are worthy of being told!</b>  “The Butler” is about an “authentic,” living, breathing, Black man from DC who did what he had to do during that time, to take care of his family.  My mother always told us, “If you end being a garbage man, <b>be the best garbage man you can be!”</i>  That’s what our struggle’s always been about and I just don’t get the shame expressed by some of us who’ve not <i>had to have that experience  — because of those that went before them.</i>  Family, we’ve got so, so much to be proud of in our history, and it hasn’t anything to do with your ability to buy a $38,000 purse!

    1. ShawnSmith1 says:

      scpheonix Good points, but I could think of more powerful stories that need to be told such as Nat Turner or that other brother, the blacksmith they hung along with 17 other black men for trying to form a slave rebellion….when will their stories be told…I guess when I hit the Powerball like all them white folks, LOL.

      1. scpheonix says:

        ShawnSmith1 scpheonix Thanks and so can I, but who would have the guts to tell them?  No matter how much money Oprah or any other of the Black elite have  — they know their place.  I just don’t see any of them fronting a movie in white Hollyweird showing what most white folk fear on the regular — Black uprisings, especially ones showing white folk (particularly white women) getting killed by Black hands. 
        I’m with you, there are plenty stories of ours in these alleged United States, but no one (not even us!) seems to want to acknowledge, much less tell the FULLNESS of our existence here.  Rather, it seems that whole ” 3/5 of a man” they wrote into the Constitution has been burned into everybody’s brain, forever — particularly most of ours.  Instead of embracing ALL of who we are, seems we’ve totally succumbed to the idea of having to constantly “prove” to them that we’re people too.  Why?  We are such an awesome people, endowed with a rich cultural history; extraordinary, natural creativity; inordinate strength and determination to not only survive, but thrive — there’s nothing they can do that we can’t do, or haven’t done already (which is why they keep misappropriating our sh*t left & right)!  It’s just sad that we continue to lose all of that just so we can “fit in” with folk who don’t have even half of any of that. {steps off soapbox}
        I hope I’m still alive if you hit that Powerball!  I’d love to see someone who knows the history, be unafraid to tell ALL of it.

  20. AMAZING GRACE says:

    The customer is always right. She asked to see the bag, this salesperson told her it was “similar to the one she was holding”? Really? I unfortunately experience racism when shopping, and must say, it’s a pain in the a$$. You know, when you know, when you know. And the majority of African American’s “know” when they are experiencing this “Mentality”!

  21. Troof says:

    ummmmmmmm….why are ya’ll believing a DAMN THING about a RACIST sales lady???? smh *facepalm*

  22. MaxAMillion17 says:

    Let
    me just begin by saying, “I’m no Oprah groupie; I watched the Oprah
    Winfrey Show when it was on the air Maybe once every 3 months if that much but
    I will admit I do watch OWN and I have an enormous amount of Respect for Ms.
    Winfrey and what she has accomplished, and how she lives her life in the
    public. With that said as an African American woman I can’t even believe that
    you’re (Yvette Carnell) questioning whether Oprah felt like she was
    discriminated against or not!
    As
    far as you inferring that Oprah is using the incident she experienced to
    promote “The Butler”, I just think that’s utterly Ridiculous! OPRAH
    HAS NOTHING TO PROVE!!! She hasn’t risen to the level she’s achieved by making
    things up. She Pays people (most of them White) I’m sure Very well to come up
    with marketing ideas and being a journalist yourself I’m certain you know that
    people would turn over every boulder, rock, stone, pebble and marble to get
    dirt on her and to discredit her. Now You quote that the salesperson
    stated, 
    “She
    (Oprah) looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc
    crocodile leather bag.”
    “I
    simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much MORE
    Expensive, and that I could show her SIMILAR bags.”
    Why
    not just show her (Oprah) the bag she wanted to see? Not a Similar bag. In my
    opinion she proved she was a Racist or at minimum Prejudice! It’s to my
    understanding the Oprah Winfrey Show didn’t air or the Oprah Winfrey Network
    doesn’t air in Switzerland, therefore I’m Certain the salesperson had NO idea
    who Ms. Winfrey was; A BROWN BILLIONAIRE!  Whether she was judging Oprah
    on what she was wearing or the color of her skin, the salesperson was basically
    implying “The bag you want to see is Too Expensive for you, I’m not going to waste
    my time showing it to you (even though that was her job!); however I will show
    you a Similar bag that you Might be able to afford.
    In
    short I just think this commentary/posting is a moot issue! I don’t care how
    much money you have, how much education you have, how much notoriety you have,
    what your credentials are, what your pedigreed is or relevance, there WILL
    ALWAYS be some White people who will treat you with disrespect and view you as
    less than because you’re not White. President Obama is a living example of that
    Every Day!
    In
    closing, when the President spoke about Black men (also Black women) being
    followed around in department stores including him, I guess he was playing the
    African American community also? Shame on you Ms. Carvell!

    1. MichaelXHead says:

      I get your point but I think Ms. Carnell is correct when she wonders if Oprah is just trying to promote her new movie.
      Why else would she weigh in in the Harry Belafonte/ Jay Z controversy and compare it to the “generation gap” portrayed in her movie? She said both men were right! To any with knowledge it is obvious that she is being disingenuous.
      She tries to make Jay Z the 2013 equivalent to Malcolm X or Bobby Seale. In that light I think the analysis given by the author hits the mark.

      1. MaxAMillion17 says:

        MichaelXHead 
        If Ms. Winfrey is trying to promote her movie (which I honestly don’t believe is the case) I would hope it would be to inspire young people who really don’t know much about our history to view this movie as a learning experience. 
        As far as Jay Z is concerned I’m going to have to concede to you. I don’t know much about him or his wife (I’m 51) but what I do know, I’m not impressed! However I have pretty much seen and read just about Everything there is regarding Malcolm X and he was a man of Great Principle and Integrity; Jay Z is and Will Never be a Malcolm X.

    2. JeffreyPerot says:

      MaxAMillion17 yes, some odd teases tend to appear on this – and other- site with increasing regularity.  I think it may be us – web viewers – who are the actual group getting  played.

  23. konbitkreyolproductions says:

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  24. PamelaGabrielleAkir says:

    I believe this Swiss incident really did happen to her, I also believe she was more offended because she never thought it would. However, when you hold her feet to the fire for “ignoring” the needs of our community… ask yourself what actions have you taken? everyone market us their goods but who profits and how do you give back? a turkey at Thanksgiving? a hot meal at Christmas? Our people have been segregated or separated since slavery, we need to come together and support each other no one else will!

    1. MaxAMillion17 says:

      PamelaGabrielleAkir 
      I hear what you’re saying but Lady O gives A LOT of money to HBCUs and considering the climate  we currently live in education is the Only way many of our people are going to pull themselves out of the quicksand of life. And for those of us who are innovative and want to start our own businesses there are Plenty of organizations on line willing to contribute to start up companies. But I 100% agree with you, we have to support one another!

      1. marvin gardner says:

        MaxAMillion17 PamelaGabrielleAkir  I don’t know if your comment goes along with what the article reads. Just because Oprah Winfrey gives money to HBCU’s doesn’t mean that the altercation and the events that took place may have not necessarily happened as Oprah Winfrey says they did. So I don’t know what owning a business or being innovative has anything to do with what happened.

        1. MaxAMillion17 says:

          marvin gardner MaxAMillion17 PamelaGabrielleAkir 
          The second comment I made was not speaking on the Oprah incident in Switzerland, it was speaking TO @PamelaGabrielleAkir and responding to her comments regarding celebrities (specifically Oprah) and their philanthropic endeavors!

        2. marvin gardner says:

          MaxAMillion17 marvin gardner PamelaGabrielleAkir  Well then I apologize to you for my comment.

        3. MaxAMillion17 says:

          marvin gardner MaxAMillion17 PamelaGabrielleAkir 
          Apology accepted! 🙂

    2. PeeGeeJr says:

      PamelaGabrielleAkir Exactly I am not impressed with our so called elite … Magic Johnson tried to create jobs in the inner city with the moving theaters we need an organized group of our elite to PAY BACK  to whence their money came from but all I have seen is our rich acting like the white elite and trying to make more money then they need while watching this country (whites) and neighborhoods abandon so that they can be praised only because they have money by those trying to get with them so they can sponge off them on an individual basis.

  25. angelkiss says:

    I was offended by this stupid article. I believe we should support our own and STOP announcing to the world we don’t. They know it and use the division as a way to further pit us against each other. It seems the dumb person who wrote this article is trying to proof something to the white people he is accusing Oprah of doing. Lady you need

    1. marvin gardner says:

      angelkiss  Do you know how to speak English? Almost all of what you said made no sense at all. Who says Yvette Carnell has anger in what she wrote? Did you not understand that questions as you were reading the article?

      1. marvin gardner and I’m not the least bit angry, but @angelkiss is  livid.

        1. marvin gardner says:

          Yvette Carnell marvin gardner  When I read your article, for me it was food for thought. Most people can’t digest food for thought. They think it is a foul taste and never give it a chance. None of us were there with Ms.Winfrey so none of us knows exactly how it all played out for the beginning to the point where we are now. Almost everyone is so quick to defend and say that you are a hater in the process which I find unfair. You ask 10 simple thought provoking questions and I didn’t get the least bit offended by any of the questions. Angelkiss will just have to be livid because a lot of your readers are mostly trying to live vicariously through these stars anyway. At least that is solely my opinion anyway.

  26. angelkiss says:

    To get rid of all that anger you have toward your own people

  27. vnon says:

    “Facts: Oprah was dressed like a bag lady. Her shows are not shown in Europe and 99.9% of the people there have no idea who she is. If you dress like a bum and no one knows who you are you are going to get very bad service at any top end boutique in Europe. It isn’t’ like the US. People dress vey well before going to such places. If white male Donald Trump gained 200lbs and wore dirty seat pants to one of these boutiques they would throw him out. If anything Oprah being black may have been why she wasn’t thrown out immediately. Oprah is the one who is a BIGOT in this story.”
    Looks like O knows how to put her worst foot forward. I had not known how O looked when she visited the store. You’ve got to remember O is not stupid and knows how to play the media.

  28. scpheonix says:

    Just read and heard her “apology” here:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57598264/oprah-winfrey-sorry-for-switzerland-flap/
    SMDH

  29. IBNNNEWS says:

    “One day at band camp I went to the canteen to by some candy and the sales person told me I couldn’t afford it. So I whipped out a $20 and it was a done deal.

  30. Kay W says:

    In judging credibility, the sales woman has more of a reason to lie than Oprah. Why believe someone who admits she did not show an item to a customer who asked to see it when it is her job to do so. I’ve followed Oprah for as long as she’s been a house hold name. I’ve never witnessed her behave with a lack of integrity. When I reported racism at work I was told by my boss that it was my perception. That was a slap in my face, just as it is a slap in Oprah’s face to believe this sales person who has every reason to lie to save her job and her reputation. Blacks who live in the Swirzerland

    1. Kay W says:

      I was trying to type that blacks who live in Switzerland have given accounts of the horrible racism there.

    2. LaylaChloesNana says:

      Kay W  From Daily Mail: “She [Oprah] looked at a frame behind me. Far above there was the 35,000 Swiss franc crocodile leather bag.  I simply told her that it was like the one I held in my hand, only much more expensive, and that I could show her similar bags. It is absolutely not true that I declined to show her the bag on racist grounds. I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag.   She looked around the store again but didn’t say anything else. Then she went with her companion to the lower floor. My colleague saw them to the door. They were not even in the store for five minutes.'”

      I’m sorry, but this sounds far more believable.

      1. Sacalion says:

        LaylaChloesNana Kay W What sounds more believable is Oprah asking to see a certain bag and the clerk declining to show the bag to her because the bag was so expensive. It is not that unusual to go into a very expensive or exclusive store in a ritzy area and having the clerk not show you something because that item is extremely expensive and having that clerk base that rejection on the appearance of the patron making the request.

        1. LaylaChloesNana says:

          Sacalion It is an assumption that it was racism. Did anyone measure it with customers of different races of similar dress and appearance? It could have just as easily been a snobby clerk than a racist one. Or it could have been promotion for O’s upcoming film. Or an overreaction by a tired traveler. Or any number of other determinations that have nothing to do with racism. The point is the assumption of racism is too easily grasped, and when that happens, it becomes ‘the boy who cried wolf’, minimizing the real instances of racism.

      2. JamesBraque says:

        Yes that is believable because therein SHOWS THE ISSUE. THE CLERK STATES THE 38K BAG WAS BEHIND THEM ON A HIGHER SHELF. INSTEAD OF GETTING THE BAG SHE STARTED DESCRIBING THE BAG AS LIKE THE ONE SHE HAD IN HER HAND. A purchaser of a Gator bag wants to touch to tell if it’s soft, or spongy, is it made from baby gators or adult which affect the size of the gator print and texture. Someone with more exacting standards when purchasing might have a dozen more things they check when purchasing.
        This type of sales clerk snobbery occurs daily, and everyone accused to some type racial discrimination, usually concoct a great story. I.E. Paula Deen, George Zimmerman

        1. LaylaChloesNana says:

          JamesBraque And… “I even asked her if she wanted to look at the bag”.  It’s not unusual for the more expensive items to be located on the higher shelves on display. And there are a lot of reasons why she may not have immediately jumped on a ladder and pulled down the bag as soon as it was mentioned, which have nothing to do with the customer’s race. 
          Oprah was in the store for less than 5 minutes according to both sides. Maybe the clerk didn’t want to climb a ladder until she was sure the interest was genuine. Maybe she didn’t want anyone who might be only a lookie-loo handling the 38k bag. Maybe she wanted to ascertain the best interest of the customer first. 
          The problem is that there is not enough information available, and two sides to the story. To jump on Oprah’s side and assume racism is an injustice.

        2. LaylaChloesNana says:

          JamesBraque Plus, you have to allow for the ‘American factor’, where it may have immediately triggered xenophobia in the clerk, irrespective of skin color. Our fellow countrymen don’t have the best reputation in some foreign countries.

        3. JamesBraque says:

          Some of y’all would make great Jurors in the state of Florida, your negative responses, clearly emphasis the actual point, the clerk decided not to show the customer an item for sale. Did she do it for class, or racial, misconceptions is unknown. But, what is clearly stated is a customer was in a shop, requested to view personally a item that the customer was considering purchasing and was refused access to the item in question. You can go on the wheel of fortune and spin this which and whatever way you please, but a customer was denied the opportunity to examine a potential purchase. I doubt or anyone else would purchase an item under these circumstances.

        4. CarolParks says:

          JamesBraque, you are absolutely correct. It’s a store, with items for sale. When a customer requests to see an item, you show it. Otherwise what is the purpose of having such item in the store? I am sure all the items in this particular store were high end. Oprah left after 5 minutes, because she wasn’t about to take that kind of insult. And yes Florida, so many travesties of injustice there. Especially, allowing a Murderer to go free. Absolutely sickening.

      3. Kay W says:

        If you say so… I evaluate credibility for a living and there is no way this woman does not have motive and there is not reason why Oprah would lie. What would she gain from it? I’m not buying into the nonsensical BS reason that she’s doing it for publicity. She’s Oprah Winfrey. Just by being Oprah Winfrey, and being in a movie after 15 years will gain her publicity.

      4. Kay W says:

        Pure unsubstantiated non-sensical bs. Jealousy is an ugly quality.

    3. CarolParks says:

      Kay W. EXACTLY! Thank-You.

    1. JeffreyPerot says:

      ShelleyMack1 Pretty unbelievable. I hadn’t known perceptions  were that bad.

    2. ShelleyMack1 says:

      This link above shows a man and a woman in black face naked with enlarged genital walking in a Swedish gay pride parade. Evidently it is ok to be gay but not black in Sweden, and it was recent.And obscene. The have the same problems with black people as every other European country with few exception.

      1. JeffreyPerot says:

        ShelleyMack1 This is the manifestation of a mostly subconscious – and grossly exaggerated – perception, though nonetheless real.  Your observation of the celebration gayness and the villification of blackness wasn’t obvious to me but an appreciated irony.

        1. JeffreyPerot says:

          ShelleyMack1My entertainment  post – misplaced as it is – shows a fantastic group with one of two leading ladies, one of  whom bears a striking similarity to your avatar.  🙂

        2. ShelleyMack1 says:

          JeffreyPerot ShelleyMack1  AVatar? That’s my face silly! lol I was wondering what wuz up. You were right on topic then… uh what’s this? I figured you thought it was time for a station break. lol

    3. LucilleGriffin says:

      ShelleyMack1 You’re a very well informed lady Ms. Mack. My ex-husband’s uncle teaches at the University of Lund (Sweden) and he will give many accounts like this fro all over Europe. People have bought into the Josephine Baker legend, but the reality of racism and Neo- Nazi violence (which caused FIFA to issue a warning to African and Asian soccer fans) has been on the rise since the late 1980s. Thank you ma’am.

  31. AjBarber says:

    Ok Oprah, you went over there to spoil Tina Turner’s wedding.We know u want everyone to see how the your new movie prove that all white folks aren’t racist just the whites in Switzerland.

  32. Wildnrunningfree says:

    I would not care if it was Oprah or my poor pockets.. The lady did not provide equal quality customer service for all human beings. Her judgment  of someone capability to pay was wrong. People can look or dress and speak just as ‘common aka normal everyday working people’ and yet they have more money in the bank or the bank then we could have imagined.. You should never judge a book by it cover, What  you should do is open it and possible read the introduction. Get my point.

  33. JeffreyPerot says:

    This is much ado about nothing.  Oprah has a right to classify an incident as racially prejudicial if she wants.  None of us were there.  Black folks seem to enjoy the incidence of a racial moment visited on  a wealthy black person.  Is this the crabs in the barrel mentality in group form working here?

    1. Kay W says:

      Unfortunately it seems to be.

  34. amazedblackman says:

    What I found really curious in this article, and there are a few, was Carnell’s, “Could the saleslady’s attitude have been more about class than race?”…Meaning Ms. Carnell  ????? I think the whole damn thing is so insane to begin with, to even fleetingly consider spending that kind of money on A PURSE!!! by a woman who is supposed to be so Humanitarianly conscious. The thing that made me un-easiest about this article is the strong suggestion that an A/A (and leveled by another A/A!!!) is unable to discern when they are being treated unfairly due to racial and class biases.

  35. diamondcoffee12 says:

    Another point…. have you ever seen Oprah without make up on.   Her make up artist is an absolute genius, and is earning a very very strong six if not seven figure income.   Because many of us won’t even recognize “O” without being made up…..I’m just saying.

    1. Sacalion says:

      diamondcoffee12 Oprah has appeared many times on her daytime talk show in the past without make up on. She has showed her audience many times her early morning routine before she get make up and wardrobe. Goggle “pictures of Oprah without make up.” In fact, one of her TV shows was devoted to a challenge she gave women to appear on camera without make up. Goggle that too.

  36. CinnimomAkua says:

    This  is some devisive BS this article is.  To say that just because one is wealthy, one cannot be Racially Profiled and insulted or belittled in a degrading way is Obnoxious!  Why spread this Junk?  I don’t agree w/ everything Oprah does, but I see no foul here. Regardless of how Politely the salesclerk said “Your Black Behind can’t afford this stuff…how ’bout you go for the cheaper stuff”…SMH at YOU BB!!!
    The Movie “The Butler” is set to present a larger theme, in depicting the story of all sides of how PPL dealt with Racism and the Struggle for equality in their own way.  I don’t understand the trouble with this?  Have you seen the movie…do you TRULY understand the backstory or are you just going by the “TITLE” classifying it as “The HELP 2013″…Come ON!!!!  Grow Up your Work Here BB…Seriously.

    1. RobertSquireIII says:

      CinnimomAkua if you think any of your argurments are valid, you are DELUDED!  
      Oprah has done $#!+ for the Blak community, jump on her bandwagon if you want.  but don’t think you can come here and make a point that even seems REMOTELY valid. EVERY point made in this article is valid. Oprah has been seeking and serving white acceptance since “The Color Purple”.  Maybe it’s you who needs to grow up and open your eyes.

      1. JeffreyPerot says:

        RobertSquireIII CinnimomAkua I don’t believe she predicated her arguments of the merits of this piece on whether or not Oprah was a benefactor of the black community or not, but only that she (Oprah) was black and that she is perfectly capable of discerning racism as well as say… you.

        1. CinnimomAkua says:

          JeffreyPerot RobertSquireIII Exactly Jeffrey.  I could care less what Oprah Spends her Money on…Frankly, I don’t get wny that has even been brought up in this discussion.
          Sure, Celebrities have a social responsibility to the public and I believe they SHOULD Feel a Moral Obligation to “Give Back”.  However, those decisions regarding their $$$ is a personal One, whether I agree w/her or NOT.  So Bashing Her, or Belittling her every experience or effort just BCuz I feel she SHOULD DO MORE Is, in my view, pointless.  Especially when she has and does a great deal – not everything ppl do is in public nor do they care what the public thinks about it.
          Actually, this article did not really make a whole lot of POINTS at all, but asked lots of questions…albeit negative questions that I primarily take issue with. But you get my meaning.

      2. moonhead says:

        RobertSquireIII CinnimomAkua 
        Oprah doesn’t owe you shit, and neither does anyone else. Get off your ass  , get your own, and stop counting other peoples money. Also, could you please tell us how do you know what Oprah, or anyone else has done for the Black community ? It’s people like you, that had opportunities to become whatever that you wished, but wasted them on worthless shit like rap music, getting high, and basketball, instead of getting an higher education; then now work in fast food restaurants flipping burgers, and wants to be paid like you have a college education, that makes you look like a fool.

    2. CinnimomAkua I never said Oprah CANNOT be racially profiled, just that I don’t have enough information to know that she was, and I think African Americans who are on her bandwagon are reaching a premature decision, based solely on race.
      And um, I am grown, so don’t insult me because you disagree with me. It doesn’t move the conversation forward.

      1. moonhead says:

        Yvette Carnell CinnimomAkua 
        Lady, and I use that term loosely, you need to get a life. You hate every successful Black person, that hasn’t offered you some money, or a job. First of all, you are not intelligent enough to even masquerade as a journalist. Your envy, and disdain shows up in every one of your puny articles. You tried your best to derail the re-election of President Obama, and for every thing that he has tried to do; without success. Could you please tell us, who made you, and that other clown Boyce Watkins, our leaders, and our spoke people? Oprah, has done more for our people in one day, than you, and that  race hustling Boyce will ever do.

    3. MisterHix says:

      … Awesomely Stated…though Cinnimom flavored its straight up no chaser

    4. MisterHix says:

      Awesomely Stated… Straight Up No Chaser!

  37. RobertSquireIII says:

    MarcWesley  Selling Oprah out?  how long has it been since she has sold US out?  seen her audience lately?  get dafuk outta here.

    1. moonhead says:

      RobertSquireIII MarcWesley 
      Oprah Winfrey, is not your damn property, and she doesn’t owe you, or any other damn leach a damn thing. So unless she’s your momma, tell us exactly how she sold you out?

  38. BigP1914 says:

    You raise a lot of “What ifs” but you never ask the REAL question: If Oprah were a White woman, would there ever have been an issue? Black people are not so much supporting Oprah, but lashing out against the CONSTANT disrespect we receive as a race of people. Frankly, we’re tired of the world looking down on Black America!

    1. BigP1914 I never answered the REAL question because I can’t, and I don’t think anyone can. We weren’t there. We didn’t see the incident unfold. We don’t know how the white woman treats other white women, or other black women for that matter.

      1. CinnimomAkua says:

        Yvette Carnell BigP1914 I think this what BigP is getting at, If I may be so bold, is this article misses the point by posing such negative and derogtory questions that in effect place the victim…In this case a Wealthy Black Socialite…in the crosshairs.   WHY QUESTION The Victim’s ingegrity in Prejudicial Situations?   A better question would be, What can we Do to EDUCATE PPL Globally to Minimize RACIAL Profiling and questions of the sort that Promote POSITVE Discussion not Negative that garners : “Yeah, I Hate HER RICH A$$!” type NONSENSE…does that make sense?  Peace

        1. CarolParks says:

          CinnimomAkua, I agree with you 100%!

    2. CarolParks says:

      My opinion, is Oprah was not shown the purse, because she was Black. Period, end of story. Whether you like her or not has nothing to do with the racism that still exists today. And for anyone on here saying ” What has Oprah done for the Black Community?” , you must not know anything about her. Google it & do a search. She has done too much to even list here. Ignorance is No excuse to degrade someone’s reputation with lies.

      1. MisterHix says:

        … Well Stated Carol Parks

        1. CarolParks says:

          Thank-you MisterHix. I hate that so many articles on here, try & trash African Americans, that are successful. This is no way to bring people together, & is nothing more then sensationalism.

  39. In doubt says:

    Who are all these people defending Ophra……oh! Yah her tit sucking fan club…….most of whom have never met her a day in their lives……..right. Won’t even get consideration to the question they may realize that their Goddess has feet of clay. Bunch of damn sheep.

    1. Sacalion says:

      In doubt Why are you so angry and hating so much?

    2. MisterHix says:

      I’m wondering what your worthless opinion would be of President Obama… would you care to share that with the readers here?

  40. ShelleyMack1 says:

    I am strong enough to put up with the racist crap people that are not black throw at me. Light as I am I have had some major issues believe it or not. But what I won’t stand for is someone trying to minimize racial slights, especially another black person. No matter what she did or didn’t do for the black community she deserves just like we do the same dignity and respect as anyone else. If she wants to make a remark about it to anyone including a report it is her right. She is making black movies, giving black folks jobs, As far as the audience goes most black folks are trying to cross over to get the big bucks so what?
    FYI I worked on publicity and promotion on Spike Lee’s movie Malcom X. He spent little or no $ on either and just went around saying controversial things. The press followed him everywhere waiting for him to say something else. He gave away no extra free tickets for screenings, no promotional materials, very little advertising. Just Spike’s mouth. Brilliant! And had more press than any other movie I worked on. So creating drama to make or before a movie opens is old news in Hollywood, get real. So kudos to her if she did use the situation to her advantage. Making lemons into lemonade. Too sweet for some too sour for others, but oh well…

    1. LucilleGriffin says:

      ShelleyMack1 Yes, indeed!!!

  41. ShawnSmith1 says:

    hate to admit it, but I don’t know no one besides Tyler Perry who really got a head with “our” help! Them White Folks loved them some Oprah and they pushed her fat a$s up there with a gazillion dollars. Op’ could care less what any of us black folks think.
    She don’t even talk ’bout Jesus that we talk about…and can anyone tell me the name of a black professional that she has helped?? [crickets, crickets].
    She’s kinda like Prez Obama said to us, “keep singing Rev Al Green’s songs and pull yo’ own a$$ up…oh, and he said something about taking off your “bed slippers” and get yo a$$ a job down there at A&P or Mcdonalds….good luck with that!
    y’all keep it real…bye

    1. MisterHix says:

      WOW! ShawnSmith1… and what do you want to be when you grow up?

      1. ShawnSmith1 says:

        MisterHix
        well, I want to try and get accepted in a HVAC program locally and get a job so I hopefully won’t have to wear 99 cent ties and oversized hand me down suits like the ones you have on in your profile photo.
        How’s that?

        1. MisterHix says:

          Displaying the ignorance that you do… all you want for is doubtful… remember people make the world go round… and there certainly won’t be any mistake made when people profile you for being Black and ignorant.

        2. ShawnSmith1 says:

          MisterHix watch with your insults, we millennials gon’ be the ones who will have to wipe you at both ends of your partially shriveled body. 
          You been insulting people all after noon. What are you trying to compensate for? a small mind or a small tenis? Lets not do this

        3. MisterHix says:

          Stay Focused! in your pursuit of nursing skills Shawn’ee… don’t be so distracted by your subliminal affinity for appendages… as you express here.

        4. MisterHix says:

          All the a Man thinks of himself so too can he manifest of himself… (providing he puts his mind to it without distraction.)

    2. VirginiaMcCann says:

      ShawnSmith1   Your comment is as REAL as it gets on this thread..
      May God bless you and your family.

  42. vnon says:

    Will she pull this out every time she has trouble with a company or releases a new movie?

  43. yokoono2 says:

    I for one could care less I’m looking for a job and she’s spending 38,000 on a bag. Yes I’m black Ophra could give a rats ass about my problems so I’m definitely not worried about hers.

    1. Rasheed7 says:

      yokoono2 
      cosigned.. I’d love to that as my “racism” story..

  44. CNUCNMECNU says:

    It’s just you. You, Yevette Carnell, are attempting to pit the poor against the elite, of whom you are one, in an attempt to get hits on your blog to sell articles. You are that of which you accuse Ms. Winfrey.

    1. CNUCNMECNU I’m elite now? We obviously define that word very differently. And nobody’s getting rich from blogging, so save that nonsense.

      1. CNUCNMECNU says:

        Yvette Carnell, being elite doesn’t necessarily correlate with being rich, Elite status, defined as the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons. Education at the college level puts a person in the status of elites. The nonsense is that you expect people to accept that you aren’t aware of your status as an elite. ~ smh ~

      2. MisterHix says:

        The money is all relative when you’re doing it for the money Yvette.

    2. MisterHix says:

      Exactly!… What’s worst and unlike Oprah is that Yevette Carnell is preying on the minds of the naive and trying to play the astute stupid!

  45. MargaretHendrix says:

    i can’t speak for nobody but myself. a’m not mad  at her. i never did feel that she owes me anything i am aware that she has done a lots for people. and since when did a person have to look good to be sucessful? just because whites like a person of color don’t mean that i can’t like them too. some of us expects too much from the others that got money. if she was poor you still wouldn’t like her.

    1. MisterHix says:

      Exactly!… and still there are some people too stupid to comprehend what you said.

  46. JT Taylor says:

    its not that we expect some HARD cash from our Black wealthy–seriously, but from one Black to another- we should be able to do SUMTHIN’ even if it’s nothing but taking 10 at risk kids every summer and letting them intern and learn some REAL skills besides filing and answering ‘phones. Can anyone tell me if O has done anything like this and publicized it like she did the Girls school in the Motherland?
    I’ve never said that I didn’t like O even when everybody was making fun and saying she had been arrested for “crack” not the kind you smoke either.
    All I’m saying try to give back when you can especially since we at the bottom of the heap

    1. ShelleyMack1 says:

      JT Taylor 
      What crack are you talking about? lol I think whether she has or hasnt done something for the black community ( which I think she has if only by being  role model for our community by persevering in her career) is irrelevant to whether her claims of discrimination are valid. Would anyone want their claims of discrimination based on their contribution to the black community? 
      I am actually not a fan, though I used to be, but I respect her successes and business achievements. And whether you like it or not she is a moving force in media and entertainment. My hats off to her. I don’t know all the contributions she has made to the community but I don’t recall any derogatory things or shameful things she has done either. But I for one am not going to check someone when they are sharing a racial incident which is common here as well as overseas and validate it based on their activism. If you think she should be more active in the community I can respect that, all black celebrities could. Focus on that which has nothing to do with what happened in Sweden.

      1. JT Taylor says:

        ShelleyMack1
        JT Taylor
        Well, child, I’mma leave that crack alone and
        leave it to the anatomist in this forum to figure out which “CracK” I
        was ‘ferrin to. (smile)
        Anyway, let
        me be clear, I respect Oprah, even like what she has accomplished and it even
        gave me goosebumps when I saw that HarpO sign there in Chicago.
        Like I said,
        I dont care if it’s Oprah, or the Black man down the street, we need to help
        each other when we can. I got sense enuff’ to realise that it is completely up
        to each of us. But this attitude saying, “she ain’t got to…he aint got
        do nothing, but stay Black and die is the wrong attitude. Some of us have made
        poor judgments that have resulted in us not doing well, but that is no reason
        to say, “oh well, shame on your po’ Black asz.” I have some friends from
        the city where O grew up and she built some houses and did leave Cold CASH in
        the chesser drawers. But see, what we need in our community is the encouragment
        of educational choices and SELF sufficiency, which is lacking.
        Yeah, I liked
        me sum O back in the 80’s when she wore that skirt high was always constantly
        “pulling” it down when she passed that mike around to them white
        folks in her audience.
        Anyway,
        another thing, somebody mentioned her contribution to building some houses down
        there in Houston after katrina, if you check the facts, that was a public
        charity network, I think I even sent $25.00. Ope’ kept her cash in her bossoms.
        But what I am saying, it is not like she used her own COLD cash like that
        rapper man or that ball player and his wife —sending semi trucks with food
        and clothing to N’Orleans. And, I never
        heard tell of them rared back bragging. Their benevolence was just picked up by
        the news folks. And, this is not to say Ole O didnt do anything behind the
        scenes…but I would think some of these news people who watch her would’ve
        reported on it like that ball player.
        Now, I know
        me and a lot of others have gotten off the real topic of the article, but this
        is still good dialogue—lets be respectful…God dont like ugly. Finally, I
        dont know how many white folks up in here and hopefully none ‘ cause I dont
        think we should criticize other Blacks to white folks.

        1. MisterHix says:

          Man you need stop talking while on meds!

        2. JT Taylor says:

          MisterHix sit down somewhere young blood!

        3. MisterHix says:

          At 61 I’d be flattered to be called “young blood” even from someone as ignorant and old as you… were it not a serious issue.

        4. JT Taylor says:

          MisterHix son, I got shirts older than you that’s a good one…you keep living now

  47. LucilleGriffin says:

    Listen, just because Oprah has a few nickels, doesn’t mean she’s exempt from racism. Your problem with her stems from what you think of her lack of “activism” and maybe you have a point. But to go in on her, as if the slights, real or perceived, are meaningless, probably gives the Rush Limbaugh’s and Bill O’Reilly’s of the world a whole lot of cover. People like Oprah give HUNDREDS of people jobs. And she gives a lot of money to causes as well. Maybe she SHOULD thump her chest more. But then, there would be those who would accuse her of self- aggrandizement. Can’t have it both ways.

    1. MisterHix says:

      There are a lot of wanna be Oprah… and its said that its only for the money she has and not the Oprah mindset.

  48. ShelleyMack1 says:

    Above all else what people like Oprah and Obama represent to me, even though they haven’t always done the things I have wanted to and have at times fallen short of expectations is that we can tell our kids that they can grow up to be anything they want to be and that these two people, just a few of many, are examples of this. 10-20 yrs ago we didn’t have that.We only dreamed of it. And we have to stick together to be a solid unit in order for us to achieve as a community and culture. Negative dialogue doesn’t not further that cause. I see in many cultures when one succeeds they all succeed. We need to foster that kind of unity between ourselves in our community. We have to be more like ants building our community working as one than crabs in a barrel in our words and deeds.

  49. Nubia67 says:

    For those of you who have forgotten, Oprah has done for the black community, remember Katrina, Oprah went to Texas where a lot of the people from N.O went and she build an entire brand new community, she build them houses, with furnishings and all, she brought in Nate Burkus the designer to design the homes, this was massive, she has done other things as well, giving away cars to teachers, African Americans got in on that one as well, took African American women with her to down under, Austrailia some of us don’t know or remember, gave Vanzant her own show on own, and I could go on and on but I won’t because someone will say I am in sorry for her. I just want to set the record straight for those that know and don’t know that’s all, keeping it real and stating the facts. Have a blessed day.

    1. yokoono2 says:

      Horrible example http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Evacuees-Oprah-s-Houston-homes-grow-less-safe-1737520.php my whole view is Ophra can fight ger OWN battles she got it. Don’t get caught up in what celebs do when everybody is watching it’s all number, politics, and logistics.

      1. JT Taylor says:

        yokoono2 Thank you for the information, I stand corrected, Ope did spend some of her CASH, and didnt hide it in her bossoms like I had previously MISTATED. Thank you….good article at the link you provided

      2. MisterHix says:

        You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink… thus transplant a country negro in the city, and you still have a country negro acting country in the city… referencing you link posted (which I read every word of).
        No matter what Oprah does or doesn’t do she’ll be damned by the likes of people like you… who in comparison have so much to say… because you don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of.
        The epitome of crabs in a barrel !

    2. yokoono2 says:

      Andvif you’re in Houston go look at it now.

  50. JamesBraque says:

    Ms. Carnell sometimes you seem angry just to be angry. Then sometimes you seem to throw rocks at Glass that either is not there or already broken. What’s the expression sometimes your worst fault is the preoccupation with the fault of others

  51. JamesBraque says:

    Ms. Carnell sometimes you seem angry just to be angry. Throwing stones at glass either nonexisting or already broken.. What’s the expression some times your worst fault is your preoccupation with the faults of others.

  52. AdolphDooley says:

    …….purses, makeup, clothes, jewelry, wigs, and weaves, are all serious issues to women; now for me, it’s nothing at all, and I will not waste one moment of my time debating whether “Oprah” was dissed, or not! But for females, it is serious business; “The ‘Oprah Winfrey’ not allowed to look at a hand bag!” (Lol)

  53. MisterHix says:

    YES! IT’S YOU YVETTE CARNELL!… and its more evident like here and now that this (your epistle) is more about you, wanting to publicly (blog wise) ingratiate yourself, for your own personal issues and reasons. As you seem to portray yourself more privy to all the “Sales Lady” thinks and said of the matter, than Oprah’s perception of the matter from a Black Woman’s perspective… and further as if you’re enlightening the world especially Black Folks you say “You (meaning we) shouldn’t have allowed our selves to be used as a tool and worked into a frenzy by Ms. Winfrey’s PR campaign in the first place.”… to which I must ask you… are you personally feeling used?
    If the matter lacks real substance I would think your wanting to be a Black Woman of substance, you would blog more enlightening substance.

  54. Rasheed7 says:

    calm yourself.. lol 
    It was a typo.. Its supposed to say “I’m not saying she is lying”
    Unless you know Oprah personally, you dont know what her “track record” is. There is nothing wrong with considering both sides of the argument..
    Its not even an important story ultimately… Maybe Oprah is lying, maybe she is not *shrugs* 
    Taking her word for it simply because she is black is naive… I’m black and Imma tell this.. Black folks have lied to me before.. We arent incapable of telling false stories.. 
    the sales woman could be lying.. who knows?
    The point is that people are not hating simply because they choose not to automatically believe every story a black person tells..
    Stop being so sensitive and open your mind..

    1. wolfPakleader says:

      Rasheed7 +If you believe history, you should believe Oprah, If you believe that you are a minority, you should believe Oprah. If you believe that Whites are the majority, you should believe Oprah. If you believe that Columbus discovered America, you should believe Oprah. If you believe Jesus is blue eyed and white, you should believe Oprah, if you believe in heaven or hell, you should believe Oprah. My point, many Black people bellieve everything whites tell them, no question, even if a Black person tells them the same thing first. Why can’t Oprah be profiled? There is no question that she is a Black woman? If the white woman told the story, and admitted that she didn’t want to sell Oprah the purse, would you believe her then?

      1. Rasheed7 says:

        wolfPakleader Rasheed7 
        Huh? 
        OK, let me put it this way.
        I personally dont believe much of what anyone says without some verification. Whether the person is black or white has little to no significance. Im not concerned with being on Oprah’s side (I think she can handle her own battles).. Im not concerned with being on the sales lady’s side either ..
        Do you know what concerns me the most about most situations and stories?? The truth..
        I am concerned with the truth first and foremost. I couldnt be bothered to care much about anything before I understand the truth of the matter. After I know the truth, I can consider the other implications of the story.
        examining the story with an open mind gives me a chance to understand the truth better than if I were to jump on a side because of someone’s race, or some unrelated piece of history.
        until I know exactly what truly transpired, I dont have any reason to make a judgement. 
        If I believe or disbelieve Oprah (or the sales lady) simply on the basis of their race, than I am simply making what I want of the story. I dont see any value in that.

  55. MisterHix says:

    ShelleyMack1 posted this (below) days ago… which should have relative Racial Profiling turned this discussion upside down… but because for the most part people have been hating on “O” money (like crabs in a barrel – totally oblivious the boiling pot) they’ve seem to have pushed the real issue aside. To all reading this who have yet to check out the link below please do… there’s not to read or read into it… its very much self explanatory… one only need a discerning eye.
    http://inpdumresistance.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/blackface-in-stockholm-pride-festival/

  56. BarbaraHarrisWilliams1 says:

    Shame on you, O…..

  57. wolfPakleader says:

    Why does “b america” constantly criticize everything Oprah does? Is jealousy so poisening that we cannot be happy for someone else’s success? It pains me to see that so many of so called Sista, and brothas find fault with everything she does? If she gave all of her money away, would that help? From what I can see, she his not forgetten the little man. She gives away more of her money than most of us will make in two lifetimes. What more do you want? To me, she is an African American success story. She is an example of pulling one’s self up by the bootstraps. She didnt take no for an answer and the incident in Switzerland just proves that beyond her visible recognition, there are some people in the world who couldn’t give a fat rat’s ass who she is; she is black by recognition and couldn’t possibly buy  s $30,000 dollar purse and to look at is was a waste of time. What happened to her is indictitive of how deep and far reaching the images of B America has contaminated the world. Charley did his job well. What would she have to gain by lying? you listen to a magnitude of lies daily and believe all of them because “White” is right. You accept lies about yourself and perputuate them daily. When you are called on it, your response is “What difference does it make?” If it didn’t make a difference, we would not be having this dialogue. Maybe there is some truth to the nevigatity born in the hearts of B America. Is this more self hate?

    1. MisterHix says:

      I applaud you WolfPakleader… its so sadly true Black Americas’ “jealousy is so poisoning that we cannot be happy for someone else’s success.”
      Ignorance knows no boundaries, thus for the ignorant totally clueless their own ignorance acting ignorant is the norm.

    2. Kay W says:

      Wolfpakleader Well stated!! The jealousy and obvious envy and hate against Oprah by some Blacks who resent her because of their own self-perceived inadequacies, is quite sad and pathetic.

      1. CarolParks says:

        Kay W I couldn’t agree with you more!

    3. CarolParks says:

      wolfPakleader Brilliant post!

  58. CarolParks says:

    eedan0833 Neither of those words are acceptable. Immigrants are who make up this country, as the only true people of “America” were and are the American Indian. Everyone else has immigrated to this country, it is how America came to be.

    1. CarlLowery says:

      CarolParks eedan0833 
      Thank you so much for that comment.

      1. CarolParks says:

        CarlLowery, your welcome! 🙂

      2. CarolParks says:

        CarlLowery CarolParks eedan0833  Carl Lowery, I did make the mistake of not stating that some people were brought here against their will, (slavery), so I did not mean to ignore that fact. I just wish that now, America was a real country of freedom, and equality for all.
        It is still far from that, as we have seen many times, including with what happened to Trayvon Martin, & his Murderer getting off. We just live in a sick world still.

      3. AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi says:

        CarolParks CarlLowery eedan0833 
        Equality will be achieved through restitution of land to the natives and a pay off to the black minority for the wrongs done to them. Do you see the government doing that? NEVER, until then equality remains a dream

      4. amazedblackman says:

        AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi CarolParks CarlLowery eedan0833 
        Well, at least in part THEY did it for the Japanese who were interred re Pearl Harbor!!

    2. CarolParks eedan0833 comment deleted.

    3. LucilleGriffin says:

      CarolParks eedan0833 I’m sorry but since when did “human trafficking” become “immigration? That’s like saying rape is “sexual experimentation.”

      1. CarolParks says:

        LucilleGriffin, my main point was the only true “Americans” ,are the American Indians. But, you are correct, I should have said everyone else either immigrated here, or were brought here against their will. The GOP, are against immigration, or any Bill to help the ones who have lived here for years to have a way to become legal. They are hypocrites, because they are saying they are the true Americans, when the fact is all of their Ancestors immigrated, ( or were brought here against their will), to this country. America is a melting pot of everyone. And is supposed to be the country for opportunity for all. Not just a few.

      2. KharyDiallo says:

        CarolParksCarolParks, you are incorrect and I don’t know why the rest of you continue with this ignorance! Recent studies have revealed the true Native of the Americas was BLACK!  The following link gives more information to debunk the lies in your his-story books. So if this information does not come from the US media, it’s not true or fact?
        http://www.africanglobe.net/headlines/americans-black-evidence/

      3. KharyDiallo says:

        CarolParks or were..pural

      4. CarolParks says:

        KharyDiallo, According to the new findings, First Americans were Black Aborigines. But, they were extinct 50,000 years ago, & were not here when the White man first arrived. The Indians were the only ones here at that time. The White man slaughtered, & killed an estimated 10 million Indians over time. The American Indians were the people that we stole America from.

      5. wolfPakleader says:

        CarolParks finally, somebody Else got it RIGHT!

      6. CarolParks says:

        WolfPakleader, it’s sad, & deplorable, that the truth about America, is hidden from so many. The so called history books, are nothing but lies. Somehow all the history books in schools should be thrown out, & the real History of this country should be taught in our schools. Hopefully someday it will.

      7. MisterHix says:

        Even Sadder is still the violence America was founded upon exist to this day.
        Still living among us smiling in our faces are the conspirators and murderers, involved in the Assassinations of JFK, MLK, RFK, and countless others who dared to lead America into a true Democracy.
        The Power and Greed of America’s 1%, and that that trickles down will certainly be to the demise of America’s Democracy.

      8. moonhead says:

        MisterHix 
        Could you please explain to us exactly what the Kennedy brothers actually did for civil rights, or for democracy? They both belonged to the old democratic party, that was opposed to civil rights, and integration during the sixties, and both of them voted against it.

      9. lostdogrwd says:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sj3szUt8Akmoonhead MisterHixhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sj3szUt8Ak  The Kennedy paid and put in place the civil rights leaders at that time to control the people who was going to march on DC at that time. and please this is NO DISRESPECT TO DR. KING but the white people in power at that time was scare of the united unleaded black force in that time and the Kenned weakened that force.

      10. icemancometh says:

        CarolParks  What made those people in the now called America, Indians? How did they get their name? Where did those people called  Indians come from? Who were the Moors? Were the Moors Black, White, non white or were they called Indians? The planet was once called Asia and the people were referred to as Asians.

    4. Lazone Grays Jr says:

      CarolParks eedan0833 “Everyone else has immigrated to this country,”,,, slaves weren’t immigrant  they were stolen people. The kids they had, and all descendants through Jim Crow, lynchings, indentured servitude et. al. were not immigrants either

      1. CarolParks says:

        Lazone Grays Jr CarolParks eedan0833 , Hello Lazone Grays Jr., Yes, I corrected my statement earlier, which is still on here, but you must not have seen it. So, I am posting it below. Also, I would like to say, no matter how you are now here, this country is everyone’s country, & that includes people that were forcefully brought here that now have their descendants living here. America belongs to all, and is a melting pot of everyone. Everyone should be treated equally, although that is not true yet.
        This is supposed to be the land of freedom, but we still have a long way to go. I also believe very strongly in reparations for all African Americans. It will not erase the ugly history, but it will acknowledge the wrong that was done. I am a firm believer that we are all humans, and have different cultures, but physicaly there is no difference. We are just all people, some good, some bad, & some downright evil. When you die your spirit is what is left, there is no color, and that is what most people do not get. They only look for division.

        LucilleGriffin, my main point was the only true “Americans” ,are the American Indians. But, you are correct, I should have said everyone else either immigrated here, or were brought here against their will. The GOP, are against immigration, or any Bill to help the ones who have lived here for years to have a way to become legal. They are hypocrites, because they are saying they are the true Americans, when the fact is all of their Ancestors immigrated, ( or were brought here against their will), to this country. America is a melting pot of everyone. And is supposed to be the country for opportunity for all. Not just a few. “

  59. CarolParks says:

    It sickens me to see the blatant hatred of an African American woman who has the success as Oprah Winfrey does, to be so disparaged by her own people. She is someone to look up to, to be admired, and has been very generous with helping the Black Community here, and in other places of the world, including Africa. Most people of every color admire her, and respect her. This article is nothing but “tabloidism”, and does not reflect true journalism. Instead of uplifting people of colour, it seems this site tears them down, and promotes racial bias, and ignorance.

  60. Ken Nowell says:

    I like this perspective. It is very insightful and more journalism in this connection needs to be aired in the African-American Community. We have too many from our community who have abandoned the quest for helping the less fortunate and have sold-out to the culture of oppression and interposition and nullification of the African American Community. Both young and old well to-do’s in Hip-hop and the world of acting and entertainment have sold their souls to the devil.

  61. greeneink says:

    I have a better question: Why the hayell was anyone paying attention to this in the first place?
    I said from the beginning that if Oprah wants a REAL dose of racism, she needs to come out here and play with the rest of us who actually live with it on a DAILY basis, not a sometime-y situation that typically does not happen to her.
    If she is super-sensitive from some past experiences in Mississippi or Alabama or wherever she is from in the south, then I get that. That would be ALL of us.
    However, if that happened to her for real, there was a way for her to teach that wench a hard lesson and never mention it to anyone else.
    Now … if the woman actually did TELL HER the bag was very expensive and there were “comparables” she could show her (meaning less expensive bags), it is safe to assume that she wasn’t saying it to save Oprah any money, why in the world would she be balancing Oprah’s checking account for her? I wouldn’t have cared about Oprah’s “budget” enough to say that, I’d have shown her the bag and tried to talk her INTO buying it.

    Perception is King in situations like these, so if that’s what she said, Oprah wasn’t imagining the implied racism in the ACTION or the SPEECH, but she could have OVERCOME in ways that most of US will never be able to.
    End Game.

    1. Bahati Sobukwe says:

      greeneink  That’s what I’m talking about!  It’s time we started thinking!  And we really need to think about is how our celebrities are depicting us in their crafts.  We might as well have Amos ‘n’ Andy back, they were a far cry better than this s–t they are feeding the world now. Geeez!

  62. Dotww says:

    Mostly classicism but racism too!

    1. wolfPakleader says:

      Dotww Classism has racism spread all over it and through it.

  63. toyag says:

    Now I do think Oprah could help some black folks stay in their houses. Black homeowners are in need of help( myself included) There is no way that I would turn my back on Oprah based on what some white lady says happened. See that’s black folks problem not sticking together. So even though Oprah didn’t help me as a black homeowner, as a black woman I’m gonna ride with her.

  64. KylePhoenix says:

    I think while the article brings up interesting slants, it also brings up an old racialized reaction to racism when Black people charge it—we just don’t understand reality or there’s an ulterior motive reality occurring that we’re unaware of or complicit to.  Do Black people ever know when something racist is occurring, is that something we have the capacity to ascertain?  And what person, White has ever said—“You know what, that Black was right I was being racist.”?  
    Now on the other side I believe that there are multiple dynamics that occur within racial engagements from a White Woman to others—White Woman are raised to be pleasing, take care of others before them—the WW’s perception might be that she was being helpful to a Black woman, not wanting to embarrass her (not recognizing her) by showing her a purse so expensive.  Which is why she doesn’t feel that she did anything “wrong” when there’s a combination of discriminatory things happening—a form of condescension/expectation racism.  
    I disagree that Oprah would play up a media situation—she’s too—free for that—-Larry King asked her had she experienced directly race based discrimination and she answered about years ago and recently.  While I agree that she and Obama enter in a sphere of “Elite” it doesn’t mean that they were born into it nor do they forsake their ability to discern discrimination at them based on position—in fact I think when you’re in such a position where people are so accommodating—discrimination stands out even more and they would keep testing the reality of the situation to make sure that they are truly experiencing discrimination—in a sense, they might be in the best Elite positions to recognize discrimination because they’re buffered from it so often.
    The interesting part is the projection of conniving to announcing racism, to talking about it—can’t we even discuss when something happens, when we’re not sure what’s going on—do we have to be shot by the KKK, lynched with words scrawled on our bodies to be able to say that was racist?  As ludicrous as it sounds, perhaps so because White people and other races haven’t learned how to discern discrimination/race so we’re always in this tug of war with the reality and perception of reality and intentionality.  Thanks, Kyle Phoenix, author and teacher.

    1. MisterHix says:

      Thank You! Kyle Phoenix (author and teacher)… THANK YOU!… for your (elevating conscious thoughts) teachings well above and beyond the petty gossip and the innuendoes of minds less nurtured, abreast, or rational.
      Hope is (no pun intended) that the ignorant, naive, and confused Black (or White) will absorb it comprehensively… and stop the BS retort commentary.

  65. Bahati Sobukwe says:

    You are absolutely right!  I think we need to examine Oprah, Tyler Perry and Daniels pathologies.  You mention one of Oprah’s in your article, her incessant need to be liked by white folks.
    I’m asking, why don’t that unthinking three use their money and time to examine blacks history in the United States.  They could examine the “Convict Labor” that was used in the South after the Civil War.  Black men and to a lesser extent black women, were hunted down and charged with a crime: talking too loud in front of a white woman, larceny, vagrancy, hopping a train, adultery, etc., arrested, found guilty, and fined.  The fine sometimes as little as $1.00 and  the fees seldom a hundred.  If they could not pay, and they couldn’t, they we sold to a plantation or mostly to mines owners for the cost of the fees in Alabama and Georgia and other southern states.  Alabama and Georgia were the worst offenders of black life.  Men taken to their mines were worked to death, in chains,  under deplorable condition, that made slavery look like a job.  Working in mines, meant they saw the light of day once a week on Sundays or in some cases months.  Owners could get as many men and women as they needed from jails in Southern states, so they punished them, so awful it is hard to imagine animals being punished to that extent.   They whipped some  of them if they didn’t make their quota of coal– everyday, trying to escape or  ‘on the account of’. They whipped many of them to death.  These poor souls caused the riches of the whites, that  they enjoy today. Maybe if we knew our history, we would not be so quick to join the chorus of blame the victims.  Maybe we would understand how our condition got in this condition we are in and be moved to do something about righting the wrong that blacks have suffered, maybe in the terms of reparations.

  66. wolfPakleader says:

    IN MY OPINION, 85% of Black America wants to be liked and accepted by white people. They are still trying to show him that we are good enough when we were better all of the time. What other reason is there for Black people to be in the shape they are in? Most of the other ethnic groups come over here and got busy.They do what ever it takes to get what they need and want. Black People are still standing around waiting for the white man to FIX IT. He did People and look where it got us.  There was a time when Black People took pride in being independent. They didn’t wait around for handouts and goodie boxes. What has happened to that spirit? Lets not forget, the group who have gone on and made it in spite of the white man. AND most of us still complain about those who did “get out”. They seem never to satisfy the Black man or the white man? SOMETHING IS WRONG  WITH THIS PICTURE.

  67. Ms Cooper says:

    Don’t be so hard on Ms. Winfrey.  What if it was your Mother who was denied seeing the purse.  Why should she just shrug it off.  She brought attention to the profiling that happened!.  The purse was there to sell, and probably more so to bring customers into the store to see the purse “on Display” and got caught up in the moment.  I would have said something too- and I know I can’t afford a $38,000 purse, nor Would I want one.  Looks like Julia Roberts in a Pretty Woman scene to me!  or  Halle Barry we she was told the same as young starlet in a major dept. store in Hollywood! Bravo Oprah   SPEAK!  Somebody has to!

  68. lostdogrwd says:

    rich people only care about money, not people. they look at poor people like land to mine money. that it. this country is about making money for rich while everyone else just want to earn a living. theses rich black maybe black but, be sure of this. they don’t give a dam about you or any of the working people. just buy the crap that they sell you and they just fine

    1. wolfPakleader says:

      lostdogrwd What is wrong with BLACK PEOPLE caring about money? In this kind of environment, if you don’t care about money, we would all be broke. For some reason, B America doesn’t believe they deserve money.  Blacks are the only ones. What can you do without it? NOTHING, not even for yourself. I guess B America is waiting until they get to heaven to get rich, and everybody is mad at Oprah because she did not wait. How sick is that? THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.

  69. wolfPakleader says:

    Ms. Cooper
    How about being searched and pulled aside at the airport  because of “being black while wearing FUR?” How about the message “if you are black, have a billion dollars under your name and a TV personality, all they see is the color of the skin and believing the media about a group of people.

  70. wolfPakleader says:

    lostdogrwd
    If you are standing around with your hand out or sing the new song, “can you hook me up” or “can you help me out” when everybody knows you get a disability check, why should they give away all of  their money. How did Oprah get where she is? Hard work. Everybody seem to forget about Perry sleeping in his car and financing himself. And does he hire Black actors? They weren’t  in front of the Dollar store or under an overpass with a sign: “I am hungry,” If that is the case, they don’t seem to care about themelves. If the Rich gave to all of the BEGGERS, they would no longer be rich. Why Should they? Then the “hand” will be the same one telling all of the others where to find that stupid “man/Woman” giving away money. How did the elders make it before the government told healthy, able to work people not to because they would give them a check? How many people who are not related to you do you care about and feed? Back in the day, the poor shared what LIITTLE they had with the others who had little or none. Whatever happened to pride and self-worth. GO TO WORK and if there are no jobs, MAKE A JOB. Get rid of the WELFARE MENTALITY. Nobody OWES you anything. Only your parents owed you and that ended when you turned 21.

    1. lostdogrwd says:

      wolfPakleader no disrespect to what Miss Winfrey doing for herself for that all she looking out for. black just got to stop looking at blacks who so called made it for help and make it happen (financial independence) them self or ourselves. economic is many people doing business with other and all most back doing is buying and kissing ass. I have nothing against rich people for I know nobody give you nothing in life and all I want is for other to know this and lets make it happen for the one that’s making it happen

      1. toyag says:

        lostdogrwd wolfPakleader U right! I think a lot of black women (including myself) thought of Oprah as role model. I don’t think any1 was asking for a free handout. I thought she could have helped black homeowners. I no its her money but she was giving out cars to all those white folks. Its not like they were suffering. Do u no what 10,000 would for a divorced mom like myself. Heck she could have sent the money st8 2 JPMorgan Chase. I’ve worked a full time job since I was 16 got married had kids bought a house. I didn’t no my husband would turn n2 Ike Turner. U are right nothing is free, thanks 4 the reality check

        1. wolfPakleader says:

          toyag lostdogrwd wolfPakleader How do you know that she didn’t help some homeowner. She helped to build homes for the hurricane victims several of them.  We don’t have a way of knowing how much she does or any of the rest of the “rich” folks. What about 10,000 from your children’s father? He is the one who is getting off. Forgive me, I don’t know him but He needs to do his job and not dump on you or Oprah. BY ANY MEANS LEGALLY NECESSARY.  You did!

        2. toyag says:

          wolfPakleader toyag lostdogrwd  U are right and my ex-husband is a hot mess. He actually owes the kids about 27,000. U don’t think the thought of knocking him off didn’t cross my mind. lol He’s now remarried and having more kids. The judge told me I should be  happy that I get support sometimes becuz some women don’t get anything. So I will put my faith in the Lord and hopefully these 3 payments I’m behind on the mortgage come threw

        3. MaxAMillion17 says:

          toyag I know this has nothing to do with the original story however I read your last post and I saw this organization profiled on the CBS This Morning Show – 

        4. toyag says:

          MaxAMillion17 toyag Thank u! I will check it out

        5. SheilaWilliams1 says:

          toyag lostdogrwd wolfPakleader 
          Oprah isn’t a bank, you go to a bank, credit union, financial institution for a damn home owners loan. Black people are something else, we buy what we want, then beg for what we need. I was also married, got a divorce, ended up a single parent, bout a house as a single parent, no college degree, but was smart enough to take the opportunity when it arrive, the job offered classes, I took them, had over time, I worked it, so please stop looking for rich black folks to bail out the poor ones, then they end up broke, MC Hammer, tried to help his people. If I bought a home as a single parent, and it will be paid for in 5 yeas, never missed a mortgage payment or was ever late. On disability due to Lupus, but still haven’t missed a payment or been late, at the same time, had a car payment credit cards and a loan, yet I have paid off those bills on time even since going on disability in 01. Nobody owes us anything, get an education live within your means, and pay your bills on time, that way, you can get anything you want.

    2. AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi says:

      wolfPakleader Really? HARD WORK? Do you know why they call them the black Elite? Because you’re an elite when u kiss ass to make it out of the dump … They embellish themselves in the eye of the public to hide how much ass they kiss behind closed doors. And not every black person out there is on welfare, check your facts to see more white folks are on welfare and street corners begging than black folks

      1. CarolParks says:

        AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi, you don’t know what Oprah did or did not do. But, she NEVER kissed anyone’s behind! She did Work very hard to achieve her success. Who the hell are you to put down one of the GREATEST success stories of a Woman & an African American Icon of The World. She’s a Billionaire because she had and does have a BRILLIANT MIND. Unlike you! Your utter contempt, & disgusting comments about Oprah, show who you are. Jealous, pathetic, & Ignorant.

      2. wolfPakleader says:

        AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader Now explain to me how working for yourself and refusing to take hand out from the government or taking care of your family because you EARNED A PAYCHECK or PAID YOUR OWN WAY through college, or made a job using your own skills is kissing ass? I did not exclude any body tking handout and wome havelessof an excuse that others. 85% of the whites on welfare can take  bath, and get a hair cut and still get a job,you can’t get including those who are “over qualified.” You need to read more carefullly. I never said that ay welfare receiptant was exempt.
        Based on your reference to the Black elite being ‘them’ indicates that you are not one of them. Am I right?

        1. wolfPakleader says:

          AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader You sound like the ones who plowed up good food growing in the fields aand getting paid to do so.  Good sense don’t you think?

        2. AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi says:

          wolfPakleader AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi 
          I’m not and will not be part of the elite or sell out my brothers and sisters for materials. I’m 100% afrikan take pride in my roots, born in the motherland speak about what are know to be facts rather than speculations. You all expect people to be influenced by Oprah’s presence as you all are but if you’ve been to other countries you would know no one cares about her or even knows her. And what i talk about i read and know about, i got my facts straight and know about them, you talk of people working hard and paying their way through college as if that’s not what a majority of us do. Instead of going back and forth on someone whose life or money doesn’t matter to me, i’d rather find means to help my people with issues we face everyday because paying attention to a dumb discussion over a bag purchase clearly wont help. Know the real black people before judging and not what you see portrayed on tv

        3. wolfPakleader says:

          AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader What you know about REAL Black people you can put in your eye.  Do some research—not from the books you were exposed to buy by the people who lived it. Talk to people who lived through the depression of 29, the dust bowl, even as far back as the turn of the century. That is REAL Black History  of the U.S. of A.

        4. AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi says:

          wolfPakleader AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi 
          Let me tell you this, the struggle of black people is the same whether you’re in africa or in america,you have no idea what’s it’s like living in the eastern part of the congo, sierra leone, mali, nigeria, centr-afrique, uganda, burundi, zimbabwe, angola, so speak from experience. unless you have personal scars from these struggles i will disregard anything you have to say to me about our struggle. Funny how many want to accuse others of posing to have struggled when they haven’t experienced a single sweat or tear. Until, you have been through it personally, come talk to me. Until you know what the girls of durban have endured because of this woman you’re defending, you’ll never know how fake she is. and if u didn’t know, more than 90% of the population in switzerland don’t know who oprah is, why blame them?

        5. wolfPakleader says:

          AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader 
          You are right, I do not know what people and especially women have had to endure in that paart of the world. I do know what has happened here. You are WRONG, I am not defending Oprah. She soes not need defended. I just don’t understand the attack. I am not even blaming the Swiss for anything. I am old enough tht nothing man does surprises me. I just made a comment on someone else’s comment.

        6. wolfPakleader says:

          AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader 
          I do know that Oprah has done some things for people. Which is more than some have done. I also know that there is a lot that Black people can do for themselves, and they don’t. Many of them do what you are doing, attacking each other and like many, are waiting for the white man to do IT for them. MY point, you seemed to have missed, he is not going to. Blacks need to do for themslves. It can be done. Oprah and Perry are not the only ones. Who has the rest of the 850 billion dollrs coming from the black comunity?It seems for some Black people, nothing one does is good enough. And I ask again, What have they/you done to rectify the growing problem? I am old enough to see that Blaack people are going backwards in record time. They are shooting themselves in the foot and dragging the blood all over those waiting. Those who died for the cause, did they die in vane?

        7. wolfPakleader says:

          AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader 
          How do you identify a sell out?

      3. wolfPakleader says:

        AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader 
        Suppose you were never in the dump? I see you hve bought the hype too.

      4. SheilaWilliams1 says:

        AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader You are right, there are more white people getting food stamps that black America. However, most black people who you called the Elite, didn’t kiss anyone’s ass, they were smart and use the opportunity that presented itself to do better. Oprah lived a hard life, but because she read a lot, thanks to her grandmother, then going to college, getting a job where someone saw her potential, gave her a chance as a reporter, but she didn’t do well, then they gave her a local talk show, that was so popular, she became syndicated and the rest was history. She earned ever dime she got, not by kissing ass, but buy working hard, so did Magic Johnson, he didn’t spend his basketball money on bling and cars, he invested it, bought business and used his head. We are have the opportunity to be the best we can be, and other rich people don’t owe us a damn thing. Not even the President because he is President of the entire country, not just black folks. If what he does helps all people, then we will be included, we just have to make sure we are ready when the opportunity arises.

        1. CarolParks says:

          SheilaWilliams1 AnthonyAfroCentricMatadi wolfPakleader Thanks Sheila Williams 1, I agree with everything you said. 🙂

  71. ISAY says:

    Come on man.  You didn’t have to take a shot at the movie Oprah didn’t write it.  chuckled.  And maybe she did make a mis step but you do too sometimes.  I know we are all stressed behind the effect of politics in this country.  But please don’t make much to do about nothing as she did, don’t become what don’t want but call out what is worthy of talking about.  Now, she played the game and won ok?  Give her that.  Yop movie two weeks in a row.  She may be tired of the COLOR PURPLE being her biggest arch.  Lets win yall !!!! by any means necessary.  But keep your eye open not closed.  Cause there is game out there among us. 🙂  chuckled. 2013

  72. TariqWilliams says:

    Opra simply recounted an incident that occurred in her past in response to a reporters question and the topic was racist encounters. She didn’t appear to be asking anyone to jump on any band wagons she simply talked about a situation where she was the subject of racism.

    1. CarolParks says:

      TariqWilliams Thank-you for telling it like it is. Very clear, and concise.

  73. SheilaWilliams1 says:

    Sound like someone has some hateration going on. Why would Oprah make up the story, she is already like E F Hutton, she talks everyone listen. If a white person living in America can not know who Aretha Franklin is, as famous as she is and all white people love Aretha’s music, then there is a possibility that some white girl in Switzerland didn’t know who Oprah was. The story about them not letting Oprah in a store in America was true, so why couldn’t it be true that a white women in Switzerland couldn’t have said to Oprah that she couldn’t afford the purse if she didn’t know who Oprah was. Oprah without her make up looks totally different from Oprah in make up. Why assume that Oprah is the one not telling the truth. So listen, I hope you are not part of the Tavis jealous azz Smiley and Crazy azz Cornell West crew because those haters are pathetic.

    1. CarolParks says:

      SheilaWilliams1 Oprah may look different, (without makeup),but people in Switzerland, and all over Europe for that matter, know who Oprah is, and who Aretha Franklin is. Aretha has done many concerts in Europe over the years. Europe has always been fascinated with the U.S. Racism is racism no matter if that purse was $38,000 or $5. I believe you are right, she may not have recognized Oprah, and I do believe she was racist. I think Oprah’s main point is, no matter how much money you may have, racism still rears it’s ugly head. I wish that person in that store had been fired. Oprah is a shinning example to everyone, especially all women. And being African American, knowing how much harder that made it for her to reach this level of success is to be greatly admired.

  74. shajuan1955 says:

    People of African descent who are not really proud of their African ancestry are always the first ones to cry racism.

    1. CarolParks says:

      shajuan1955 All humans originated in Africa, we all should be proud of Africa and all of it’s wonders.

    2. TariqWilliams says:

      shajuan1955 You are absolutely incorrect, the so called Black people who are not proud of their African ancestry are the ones who are living and struggling with self hatred and the ones who delude themselves into believing that we are living in a post racial society even though the most conservative minded, racist tea party republican cant say that with a straight face.

  75. shajuan1955 says:

    Racism is defined as when a member of
    any ethnic group of the Human Family believes that his or her ethnic group has
    some inborn superiority over others. They believe that they are more
    intelligent, more creative, have more physical beauty, more physical strength,
    more morality, human sentiments, leadership ability, courage, spirituality,
    sexuality etc. They believe all these traits are abundantly given to their
    ethnic group by G-D and denied to others (for centuries Caucasians classified
    members of other ethnic groups as “sub-humans”). To be openly racist today is
    not acceptable so the majority of racists express their thoughts and feelings
    within their own circle of friends and relatives (or anonymously on the internet).

    1. CarolParks says:

      shajuan1955 Thanks for such an elegant, thoughtful, and true post.

    2. TariqWilliams says:

      shajuan1955 Absolutely correct.

  76. MalaikaHKambon says:

    Gee Oprah. If you just have to throw away 38,000.00 I’m a starving student. You could toss that my way. It would fund my college tuition towards my BFA for 2 years.
    And if you made it renewable for the next 6 years, I’d be really happy as well, because then I could finish my BFA and my MA without having to worry about where the tuition money would come from.
    And with another 12,000.00 after that I could upgrade all of my camera / computer equipment and go into business for myself.
    Since you just like to throw money around. I’d be more than happy to catch.
    Signed,
    An AFRIKAN Woman, and disabled elder who is aspiring to her
    BFA & MA in photography on a 3 digit disability income

    1. MisterHix says:

      Question… What were you doing with your like (since you’re an elder now), while Ophar was struggling to make something of hers?

      1. MisterHix says:

        Correction… with your Life… while Oprah

      2. MalaikaHKambon says:

        MisterHix Actually, none of your business, MisterHix. The question here is whether or not a billionairess bitching about being ‘prevented’ from buying a $38,000.00 purse is actually a relevant question.
        Don’t even attempt to chastise me. Get a life. I’m not a child who has to answer to you.

        1. MalaikaHKambon says:

          MisterHix A further question is whether or not she was actually ‘prevented’ from buying the 38,000.00 handbag she’s now acting like she just couldn’t do without! 
          Quel drol!
          She has enough popularity. And enough money. And has spent enough of the public’s time airing her grievances about her weight and boyfriend (or lack thereof) issues. 
          She has enough money to be able to be doing something – or several somethings – that are relevant. 
          Bitching about buying a purse with a price tag that would feed a family of 5 on my  block for 6 months isn’t relevant. 
          If she was discriminated against, I’d bet she has enough money to pursue the matter quietly and resolve it. Instead, she makes it a national issue? Get real! 
          IF this is the end product – and / or the best that she can do – with all of her  ‘struggling to make something of her life,’ then she’s a fake and I repeat: if she just must throw money around, she can throw some my way. 
          IF she was acted against in a racist manner, it is still wrong no matter how rich she is. That isn’t the point of the discussion, though. 
          The point of the discussion is how ludicrous it is that she can make this a national issue – simply because she is a billionairess. If someone discriminates against me when I want to buy a purse, no one would give a fuck because I don’t have a billion dollars – but it would still be racism! 
          So try to keep up with current events, MisterHix. And keep your classist, sexist, overbearing paternalism, condescension, and censure to yourself. I am not a child, and I will not tolerate you attempting to treat me – and by default anyone who is on the low end of the poverty scale and struggling like mad as usual – to treat me as insignificant. I’ve struggled too damn hard and had too much hardship to put up with stupid bullshit like yours – and like hers.

        2. TariqWilliams says:

          MalaikaHKambon MisterHix You are correct that Mr. Hix shouldn’t put you nor anyone down just because you are on the low end of the economic spectrum. However Opra was not making anything a national issue because she is rich, she was simply answering a reporters question regarding being the subject of racism. Just because she is rich and can afford a $38,000 bag doesn’t make her a bad person regardless of the fact that no reporters would be interested in her experiences of racism if she wasn’t rich.

        3. MalaikaHKambon says:

          TariqWilliams MalaikaHKambon MisterHix True. I didn’t say she was a bad person. The question of racism is always relevant. But for most of us, it hits us just a bit harder than whether or not someone will sell  or not sell us a 38,000.00 purse. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve made my point, referencing MisterHix, whom I think is completely out of line – and Ms. Winfrey whom I think could do something a great deal more intelligent with 38,000.00 than buy a purse with it. Thanx all!

        4. CarolParks says:

          MalaikaHKambon MisterHix It’s a very relevant question. Whether it’s a $38,000 purse, or a $5 purse. Racism is Racism. It’s never okay no matter who you are, or what you have, or how much money you have.
          Oprah earned her money thru hard work, and sheer brilliance. It’s her choice ONLY what she wants to do with her money. Luckily for a lot of people, including people in Africa, and here in the U.S. she has been very generous, and has done a lot to help people. But, the bottom line is she earned it, and she can spend it anyway she sees fit.
          She is a great African American woman, who has accomplished more then most people of any color, and she deserves to be admired and respected by everyone. I admire her greatly for all she has accomplished in her life, and know she will do even more.

        5. MalaikaHKambon says:

          CarolParks MalaikaHKambon MisterHix I have no problem with your response. She can definitely do what she wants with her money. And yes, racism is racism and is wrong under any circumstances. But I stand by my points as well. Oprah Winfrey’s ‘problem’ with not being able to purchase a 38,000.00 is resolvable without involving the universe in the decision. And whether she resolves the problem or not, gets the purse or not is not high on my list of things that are a priority. I still see it as throwing away money. But as you pointed out – it is hers to throw away as she chooses.
          She’s earned the right to do so. And as often as she likes. Most of the time, it isn’t a racial issue when she does so.

        6. TariqWilliams says:

          CarolParks MalaikaHKambon MisterHix  anyone who cant understand that is just a hater, plain and simple.

        7. TariqWilliams says:

          MalaikaHKambon CarolParks MisterHix  Again Opra, did not involve the universe in any decisions regarding this situation nor anyone else for that matter. And to the best of my knowledge she never requested that you put the matter high on your list of priorities. again she simply responded to a question from a reporter and whomever cant understand that in my opinion ( and I am aware that no one asked ) is being willfully ignorant.

        8. TariqWilliams says:

          MalaikaHKambon MisterHix The question here is no about a female billionaire bitching about being prevented from buying  a 38 thousand dollar purse as you claim. Its about Opra, answering a question presented to her by a reporter and about haters who are jealous of her success compounded by the fact that she is a so called Black person, that is what all of the haters are mad about.

      3. greeneink says:

        MisterHix Struggle? Oprah never had to struggle a day in her life. She probably hasn’t heard that word in more than 30 years.

        1. MisterHix says:

          And before the last 30 years greeneink? Point being… lets talk about being real. Being Black is being Black, no matter where in the world.

        2. CarolParks says:

          greeneink MisterHix Obviously you know nothing about Oprah’s life. Ignorance is Bliss on this site. What a joke!

      4. CarolParks says:

        MisterHix Everyone wants a handout, and criticizes those who have made it thru hardwork. No one owes you anything in life, you have to work for it, and Oprah is a great example of what you can do if you want to. I cannot believe how many stories are on here criticizing those who should be examples of success, hardwork, and be admired for that. Lifting people up should be the goal on here, instead of trying to tear everyone down. I am amazed at what I read. And it is so sad that people are not proud of these great examples to look up to.

        1. MisterHix says:

          I agree with you CarolParks 100%… I’m taken aback by a lot that I read here… the ignorance (just to be heard) coming from some is unbelievable… but then again ignorance knows no boundaries… thus ignorant people have absolutely zero comprehension of their own ignorance… which makes them more Stupid than not.

    2. MorganaLeFay says:

      MalaikaHKambon Good luck with your studies.

      1. MalaikaHKambon says:

        MorganaLeFay MalaikaHKambon Thank you! 🙂

  77. TrulyTruthTrusted says:

    Well Said! It is definately media move to push her (What is now number 1)movie to number one.
    Wow. The sheeple.

  78. spee says:

    Yvette Carnell seems to be another bitter person who feels that Oprah’s success should have been hers. I doubt that Oprah was dressed as a bum so how could the saleslady be acting on the basis of class? She would have had to use something as a proxy to judge her on the basis of class because she did not know her and what would that be? I am sure it would not have been Oprah’s speech which is oftentimes used to judge class but we all know that Oprah has full command of the English language. And if she was using race to judge her class, then that would be racism. Also, even if Oprah was shown some other purses, how does that explain why she was not shown the purse in question. What reason could the sales lady have had other than the reason Oprah gave? When you ask to see an item in a store, you do not necessarily know the price before you ask to see it. Oprah did say that she would not have spent $38,000 on the purse anyway but the fact is that she could afford it so the sales lady was totally out of order to presume that Oprah could not afford the purse. That is racism, plain and simple. I am sure that Oprah has done many topics that affect the black community and I am sure she will do a lot more and the stop and frisk issue may be a good one. Also, Oprah could hardly have planned the incident to promote her film because she did not create the situation but even if she did take advantage of the situation to create publicity for herself which could then spill over to her movie, what’s wrong with that. White people do things like that everyday and are considered to he a genius when the do it so what is the problem. There are many other points I could bring up from the article but I think I have made my point and those persons criticizing Oprah would be equally offended if a sales clerk in the US refused to show them the $1,000 pair of whatever because the clerk felt they could not afford it.

  79. Mrs_Robin says:

    Each and every one of you  (especially the writer of this article full of haterade) who are complaining have the exact same 24 hours in the day as Oprah.  She started from the bottom, and used each one of her 24 hours with purpose!!!  Look at yourself, and stop hating on other people’s success.  If any of you come up successful, I hope there are critics and haters against you with the SAME venom you spew out!  Get over yourself and get yo’ life!

    1. sadie328 says:

      Mrs_Robin Oh, so if you don’t think the the $38000.pocketbook was that important you should shut up huh?  Well it wasn’t…

  80. Regrenee says:

    Is the woman who wrote this article even black?   And why  is she STUCK ON PAUSE only talking about the purse incident?  The sales woman probably was a racist, the person who wrote this article is in denial because she was not with Oprah when it happened, so how does she know what really happened?  People can lie also, which it sounds like the sales person was lying because she did not want to seem racist and lose business!  This story was a WASTE OF SPACE!  NEXT!

    1. sadie328 says:

      Regrenee Too many assumptions….

      1. Regrenee says:

        sadie328 Regrenee WOW!  You are so late!  This is old news and WHO CARES!  NEXT!   NO NEED TO RESPOND!

        1. sadie328 says:

          Regrenee sadie328  Regrenne you sound very ignorant having said that, moving on!

  81. MisterHix says:

    WE AS A BLACK PEOPLE NEED STUDY OUR BLACK HISTORY! … THE BLACK HISTORY THAT’S NOT TAUGHT US… AND WE NEED START WITH “BLACK WALL STREET”… GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE IT… READ!… READ! PEOPLE! (Especially those of you who think you’re so abreast of Thinking Black!)

    1. MalaikaHKambon says:

      MisterHix I already know about The Black Wall Street in 1921 Oklahoma, and Rosewood in 1923 Florida (as just two of the many examples of AFRIKAN entrepreneurship that was completely destroyed by the retaliation of white supremacy, jealousy, racism, and greed of whites raging against successful AFRIKANS. No one has said racism is right. Those were instances of entire towns of prosperous AFRIKANS destroyed, with thousands of lives irretrievably lost and/or damaged – men, women, and children. Legal actions are still being pursued even though many of the original surviving families have passed away. 
      This case with Oprah Winfrey is that of one billionairess (who probably is no longer upset) who was denied (according to the article) the exclusive privilege of spending 38,000.00 for a handbag. I’m fairly certain that 38,000.00 in 2013, probably equals pretty close to the entire incomes of both The Black Wall Street in Tulsa and Rosewood in Florida combined! I’m not even certain why you would equate the two situations. 
      Even Madame CJ Walker, one of the first modern era millionairesses would consider this entire conversation excessive.  For after all, bling has been a recurring RULE rather than the exception in AFRIKAN history before the incursions of Europe and others. Consider Mansa Musa of 13th century AFRIKA. He ALWAYS traveled the globe with his enormous wealth, and he wasn’t depleting his people when he did so. (Read the late Dr. Ivan van Sertima about the Moors, @MisterHix. Or Dr. Runoko Rashidi. Or the late great Dr. John Henrik Clarke.

      I read AFRIKAN history daily. Live it and breathe it. But my argument still stands firm: this conversation should have long ago been laid to rest. I’m fairly certain Oprah hasn’t thought about the incident or whatever in long minutes, days, weeks, or months. And I’m certain that she handled the situation to her satisfaction. And found another 38,000.00 handbag to purchase, if not the one she was originally denied – or maybe in addition to the one she was denied because this is her income bracket, and it would be fascinating if she’s made a garment purchase for 5.99 + tax in quite a long time. So let this alone, Mister Hix. 
      You’re an Oprah fan! Bully for you! Have a nice day. Hope you get to meet her and express your profound love and respect for her ensemble choices! Sincerely, Malaika H Kambon

      1. JT Taylor says:

        MalaikaHKambon …fluently expressed writing…I am with you on this! I love intelligent conversation regarding OUR plight…and we need people like the article’s author to provoke thought…it’s healthy

        1. MalaikaHKambon says:

          JT Taylor MalaikaHKambon Thank you! This issue has been discussed since August 14, 2013. It is now September 19, 2013. I think the salient points have been brought out!

      2. Rasheed7 says:

        MalaikaHKambon MisterHix Good grief!!
        Im thinking the same thing.. I cant believe messages from this article are still flowing into my inbox.. Really?? This article is a month old and the topic is about a billionaire who couldnt see the $38,000 dollar hand bag she wanted..
        there much more important things to talk about.. Lets see this level of conversation on something important like “stop & frisk” or “NSA” or the jobs market.. 
        not Oprah and her handbag crisis *smh*

        1. MisterHix says:

          …Rasheed, brace yourself… there are still millions not privy to this particular blog… thus there are at the very least one or two opinions (maybe more) yet to come… and that’s a good thing because not everyone stays current and abreast. Albeit we have the option of deleting this particular blog… I somewhat feel obliged to read even the blatantly ignorant commentary, without feeling obliged to reply.

        2. MalaikaHKambon says:

          Rasheed7 MalaikaHKambon MisterHix WORD Rasheed7 You’re absolutely correct!

    2. GuyMaxfield says:

      MisterHix Go futher Look At The Works Of Deiop,and other African writers about the effects of Arab and Euro Penetration into the Mother Land And the Effects we Feel Even To This Day.

      1. MisterHix says:

        What are your intention here with this particular reply… and what are you replying to?

  82. MisterHix says:

    MalaikaHKambon… and you said all that you said to say what… you’re Blacker than the rest of us?
    Who was first to bash and call Oprah the “Billionaire Bitch” and why? You seem to have personal issues (that you express here) that seem to eclipse your common sense.
    You mock being Black and don’t even realize you’re doing it.

    1. MalaikaHKambon says:

      MisterHix You seem to be the one w/ personal issues MisterHix. I’m completely through with this conversation, having said what I thought from the beginning. My experiences tell me that continual responses to persons with your mindset do not enhance growth – and like Oprah Winfrey’s ‘issue’ with racism relative to her 38,000.00 handbag – are a waste of time. Bye Bye Mr Hix. Have a nice life!

    2. GuyMaxfield says:

      MisterHix Explain your self sir! Having a point of  view is equal to Mocking your self? we may not agree with her point of view about Oprah….But I feel you have gone to far with your line of thinking. ( See I expressed My Self In This Way With Out Attacking Your Intelligence.)

      1. MisterHix says:

        GuyMaxfield… You need start from the very beginning of this blog, read everyone and particularly those I’ve replied to… instead of picking my replies randomly not knowing the intent or jest of them for that matter.

  83. VeeCoily says:

    Oh the ignorance of this article, come on you cannot do any better than this? First off the Butler had an all star cast with an awesome director it is also based on a true story, so Oprah nor anyone else in the cast had to invent some story to help promote the movie, that is really crazy thinking and illogical. Just on the fact that Oprah has returned to the big screen is enough to interest those who like her. Secondly if you are black in America no matter how much money you make you will have your racists incidents and stories. The black celebrities receive their black wake up call all the time, so why do you find her incident strange?…If you watched the interview she did in which she shared her story the interviewer asked her a question and it just so happened that Oprah had a story for her. It was relevant to the conversation otherwise Oprah probably would of never brought it up. So what the clerk said it didn’t happen, when do white people ever admit to being racists unless it is caught on tape and even then they will stretch the truth. Oprah never said the lady did not treat her warmly or friendly, Oprah stated the woman proceeded to not want to show her a bag because she felt that this chunky black woman could not afford the expensive bag. The point is that the sales lady judge her based on her looks the point was not whether anyone cared about an expensive bag…..Oprah playing black folks? Since when did she ask black America to come to her rescue? I didn’t see anyone marching and protesting about the incident, what exactly what are you implying about in this article? This is my first time on this site, I do hope you will bring better article than this one. This is a mess and not journalism.

    1. Regrenee says:

      VeeCoily I know, hah!  LOL!  Sometimes I think my 8 years old nephew would have done a better job with this story, but then again, this writer sounds like a HATER!

      1. GuyMaxfield says:

        Regrenee VeeCoily Perhaps she/He made an observation you are unable or unable to make.

    2. MisterHix says:

      You are Correct… and exact in saying… “the ignorance of this article… is a mess and not journalism”… I only regret I didn’t say it… before all I said prior.

      1. GuyMaxfield says:

        MisterHix Having a point of view is not ignorance.

        1. MisterHix says:

          GuyMaxfield… Do you know that ignorant people have absolutely zero comprehension of their own ignorance… thus their acting ignorant is their norm.

    3. GuyMaxfield says:

      VeeCoily Is that because you don’t agree with the article???? As you know nothing about the motivation of the authors piece i think it is premature to question her/his journalistic ability. Piece.

  84. gmchngr says:

    I don’t know where to begin to respond to  the extreme short sightedness and narrow mindedness of this article’s author.  We (as blacks) are so quick to criticize our own.  Even quicker, we try as we might to alienate certain blacks from the masses, for one reason or another.  If I understand the gist of this informative piece of writing, 1.  Oprah really wasn’t a victim of racism.  2.  She (one of the most famous women on this side of Heaven), created this incident increase the viewership of the movie, “The Butler.”  3.  Because she’s super wealthy, racism no longer happens to her.  This article’s author is clearly disillusioned.  If a Black President can still experience blatant racism, why can’t Lady O?

    1. MisterHix says:

      Gmchngr 28… You’re far from being alone in your thinking “this article the extreme shortsighted, narrow minded” self preponderance of “the author”.
      I sincerely hope she’s taken a intelligent consensus of the intellects here… with-which forth-going her intelligence topic wise will be more aptly applied.

      1. GuyMaxfield says:

        MisterHix Did You Even Read What you Wrote???? Brother PALEEEASE!

        1. MisterHix says:

          GuyMaxfield you need reread it… obviously your not reading with comprehension.

    2. sadie328 says:

      gmchngr  I say that she could handled that situation the same way black people handle the slights on an everyday basis.   But, again, because she apparently wasn’t too empathetic to what was going on with the Trayvon Martin movement she managed to divert attention from this tragedy where this young man was gunned down.   I and many others felt the pain of these parents because I have sons and grandsons and it is getting hard to trust that this couldn’t happen to them.   Oprah likened this killing to Emmett Till after about two weeks, I didn’t  see the correlation between the two.

      1. JamesBraque says:

        Did you hear Sherman burned Atlanta ?

    3. GuyMaxfield says:

      gmchngr Do you remember how Oprah was almost Black Again she booked artist writers etc. on her show about a week or two…Then she went Back to the way she was. You must remember Oprah’s Demographic Is white women upper middle class and wealthy women, They Protected her from the Beef industry when they wanted to sue her for  making statements against eating beef. This is the e source of her wealth and power as long as she remembers that she will be secure. She Cant afford to Show Her Blackness Openly like that. I kind of feel sorry for her… She is trapped in a web and cant get free. Not the best type of life to live. Peace.

      1. TariqWilliams says:

        GuyMaxfield gmchngr You are correct to a certain degree, but Oprah, is financially secure to get out of any webs she may or may not have been trapped in. There is no need to feel sorry for her because she is where she wants to be.

  85. SimonSi1 says:

    Here is the problem with this article; RACISM ITSELF TRUMPS ALL OTHER VICES. It is the most devastating virus on planet earth, and threatens the survival of the entire human species.

    1. MisterHix says:

      “Even more perplexing is how one Man/Woman’s selfish, poisonous, seductive thinking mind, can afflict whole generations of its kind…. Avoiding The Toxic Mind (R.H. 12/20/93)”

    2. GuyMaxfield says:

      SimonSi1 Man Kin like you and Is A Family Human In All Aspects Species sounds like you are saying Man Kind Is another form Of Animal Life. Im not sure if that was your intent but i just thought you should be aware if that Peace.

  86. RubyMcIntyreGlass says:

    I love this. It’s true, too. Oprah has never really profiled herself or her network to embrace her culture, not even a significant portion of the time. So, we just got used to her using her blackness for her own gain. It’s the choice we all have. We can use our power any way we choose…..BUT….don’t forget, you might need some support from time to time. Choose wisely.

  87. Ms Cooper says:

    Time to move on, you all are doing over kill on the story, next story please!!!!!

    1. MisterHix says:

      Move on Ms Cooper… You haven’t counted 100 Black People here in this forum… and there are how many millions of Black to reach???? …. So much for your input! and catching up to you on the next story.

  88. udontsay says:

    I have a few questions.
    1) Are you using your platform to help the issues faced by our people or do you just believe this responsibility belongs to the black elite.
    2) You say Black elites separate themselves from the ordinary black – hell the ordinary black play a pretty good separatism game don’t you think – you know somehow because you are an ordinary black you are blacker and your experience is more profound than the black elite.
    3) If you somehow where to find huge financial windfall would you then be black elite or ordinary black.
    I have no problem with holding folk accountable, but it is so funny to me that folk stand on their personal bully pulpit and then decide who is authentic and who ain’t.
    just my 2 cents

    1. MisterHix says:

      ITS THE ENVY THAT LEADS SO MANY TO HATE… AND THE HATERS SAY ITS NOT HATE… TO WHICH I SAY ITS… ITS IGNORANT PEOPLE ACTING IGNORANT BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW THAT THEY’RE IGNORANT… BECAUSE IGNORANCE IS THEIR NORM.

  89. sadie328 says:

    Well I thought you were going to put what really happened on the table.  Oprah singlehandedly stopped the Trayvon Martin push right in it’s path over that $38,000 bag.

    1. JamesBraque says:

      Did you hear Sherman burned Atlanta

  90. JamesBraque says:

    Did you hear that Sherman burned Atlanta?

  91. JamieSwain says:

    This is bull what does Oprah have to gain from lieing about someone not showing her a 38, 000 purse.
    The young woman saw an uppity colored girl and was not about to give her the opportunity to pop a tag the only problem was she had no idea she was messing with O I would have bought the store and made her stand outside with a sign that saying

  92. sadie328 says:

    Whatever you say, there is no changing your mind, huh?

  93. lanadawkins says:

    It’s just you.

  94. ShelliMcmillan says:

    It’s obvious the writer of this article has an ax to grind with Oprah!!!

    1. MisterHix says:

      And its sad that Yvette would want to instigate to have others jump on her bandwagon.

  95. bigmike515 says:

    I TOTALLY CONCUR WITH THIS ARTICLE. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY ISSUES THAT US BLACK PEOPLE ARE UP AGAINST THAT I KNOW OPRAH WOULD’NT TOUCH…

  96. TariqWilliams says:

    I’m sure there are many issues that Oprah wont touch, nor is it her job to do so. I myself wish she would partner up with other wealthy, influential so called Black people to organize and lead a movement that would help alleviate the plight of so called Black people in America, but as I’ve said its not her job to do things that would make me and/or other people happy. So lets not be upset with Oprah, and criticize her for living her life in a manner that makes her happy instead of us. It’s her money, she earned it and has a right to spend it in any way she sees fit and although some of us would like her to conduct herself in a particular manner there is no requirement that she adhere to our wishes.

    1. MisterHix says:

      Finally someone who makes the most sense… I applaud you Tariq Williams.
      Hope is from all you said, the haters can find conscious reasoning for their own disdain.

  97. AngelaFindley says:

    I understand that most of the depiction of. “The Butler” were untruths. I heard the actor Harry Lenox state the story was fabricated for to bring sensationalism.

    1. MisterHix says:

      Hmm… Angela help me better understand you here… So out of one side of your mouth you say its your understanding… “most of the depiction of ‘The Butler’ were untruths”… and out of the other side of your mouth you say YOU! “heard actor Harry Lenox state the story was fabricated FOR to bring sensationalism.”… And your purpose for “Findley” blogging here is what???

  98. 300kingleonidis says:

    All elitists have no real perception of reality.

  99. queensladyday says:

    MichaelLofton ….No one is interested in your “I hate Obama” rant! Your obsession with our President appears to be pathological…

  100. MichaelLofton says:

    “No one is interested in your “I hate Obama” rant! Your obsession with our President appears to be pathological…: Queensladyday
    I don’t need to resort to hate, or playing the race card tactics as the reason for condemning President Barack “The Magic Negro/Illegal Alien Bootlicking/Chicago Cut Throat/The Premier Food Stamp Charlatan President” Obama and other treasonous no good Black leaders.
    Finally, I’m not the only U.S. born descendant of slavery who with good reason didn’t vote for, who does not respect, and who also has contempt for Barack Obama and other misfits.

    1. MisterHix says:

      Michael are you really honestly that totally oblivious your sick?

    2. TariqWilliams says:

      MichaelLofton Ok, It’s apparent that you and other so called “BLack” people didn’t vote for President Obama, and its just as apparent that your so called good reason is the fact that you and the rest of them are suffering from a terrible sickness known as “Self Hatred” and the symptoms of this terrible sickness are the only thing you hate more than you hate yourselves is anyone and everyone who looks like you, but you have an intense love for the very people who have an extreme hatred for you and everyone who looks like you. Its a very sad situation and the best thing you people can do for yourselves and the rest of the so called “Black: community is hang up (Kill yourselves).

  101. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42F-Fz_-cb4
    I’m not the only U.S. born descendant of slavery who with good reason didn’t vote for, who does not respect, and who also has contempt for Barack Obama and other misfits.
    Be it true or not, Oprah Winfrey’s deeds, are “chump change” as compared to being played by the Democratic Party, Barack Obama, Herb Wesson, etc., etc. 
    The Black community is being played by President Barack Obama,  the Obama Administration, the Congressional Black Caucus, other Black elected officials at the State, County, and City jurisdictions of government,  the buffoon no good Herb Wesson  being one real example,  yet  very few members of the Black community seem to care enough to remove treasonous Black elected officials from a position of influence.

  102. Rasheed7 says:

    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..

    1. MisterHix says:

      Rasheed7… are you really that totally oblivious that you’re the “Damn him he does and damn him he don’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.

      1. Rasheed7 says:

        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 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

        1. MisterHix says:

          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 wave, 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 have 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?

        2. Rasheed7 says:

          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 you 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

        3. MisterHix says:

          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 to a forum where you can rule without objection?

        4. Rasheed7 says:

          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 Buffon aside from YOU.
          like I said, disagree if you can conjure up a relevant rebuttal.. But i know that you cannot, or you would already done it,  and that is why I call you 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.

      2. MichaelLofton says:

        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.

        1. MisterHix says:

          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.

        2. MichaelLofton says:

          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”-http://www.livefyre.com/profile/19151363/
          Thank You http://www.livefyre.com/profile/19151363/ and Amen to the power of infinity

    2. arobinson214 says:

      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.

  103. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM
    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC3glyPv-XM” 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.”-http://www.livefyre.com/profile/18803631/
    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.

    1. MisterHix says:

      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 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.

  104. MichaelLofton says:

    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.
    *********************************
    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.

    ******************************************
    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.

    1. TariqWilliams says:

      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.

  105. MichaelLofton says:

    “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.” -http://email.livefyre.com/wf/click?upn=2v5ebTSj-2B4JSb-2FXSpTd4xoD9LyFPe1rh7QTsZZYcKK5Eqq78jTRprdS9Yf90K3QF-2BEyuS7-2B2rvn13oh9S0sVoSeXts-2Bpij7CKpefTTY7kpw3S-2Bh5pHGWCf6r8rrfBrJCrtcKqbpQLE-2Bb1nVY6aAbEhvr2ItcFSIEwbjU9TxQDuBU54olNVBxpqP24ZED6Ya6f3fMuZwh23P2UEGuBq3x6I9sDXoIqkyF69qVg8Wk-2BSU-3D_lIaC2WlQOe8d-2FahEfMRcBXu1at1ayEkiwThFCv-2FgHtPqPsGy3pAJ5-2FaDPY-2FzmCZ6EjuDv9gUtO0yyHz9Ia8Ra7bAKxEZZ4YzwCCjbsOKiOywEWTgk8iHj9Od5vQW3HHR2bfOHWTl6NsiWgSSULEusfJFRjPZgkGGhkcIIej-2B2KZQzCQWe6-2BrW-2F736MPoib5n
    -http://email.livefyre.com/wf/click?upn=2v5ebTSj-2B4JSb-2FXSpTd4xoD9LyFPe1rh7QTsZZYcKK5Eqq78jTRprdS9Yf90K3QF-2BEyuS7-2B2rvn13oh9S0sVoSeXts-2Bpij7CKpefTTY7kpw3S-2Bh5pHGWCf6r8rrfBrJCrtcKqbpQLE-2Bb1nVY6aAbEhvr2ItcFSIEwbjU9TxQDuBU54olNVBxpqP24ZED6Ya6f3fMuZwh23P2UEGuBq3x6I9sDXoIqkyF69qVg8Wk-2BSU-3D_lIaC2WlQOe8d-2FahEfMRcBXu1at1ayEkiwThFCv-2FgHtPqPsGy3pAJ5-2FaDPY-2FzmCZ6EjuDv9gUtO0yyHz9Ia8Ra7bAKxEZZ4YzwCCjbsOKiOywEWTgk8iHj9Od5vQW3HHR2bfOHWTl6NsiWgSSULEusfJFRjPZgkGGhkcIIej-2B2KZQzCQWe6-2BrW-2F736MPoib5n
    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 been fooled, tricked, and/or are not “Hat-n-Hand-Handkerchief Head” treasonous misfits, like far to 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.

    1. arobinson214 says:

      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. .

      1. MichaelLofton says:

        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 for using independent thought to separate fact from fiction, to keep from being fooled like so many U.S. Black men, women, and children have allowed themselves to fall victim too.
        Best Regards…..

        1. arobinson214 says:

          MichaelLofton arobinson214 Political correctness stifles creativity.  We become herd thinkers.

  106. MichaelLofton says:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    CNN i-Report:“Corruption in the LA County Sheriff’s Department also includes corrupt court officials in the Inglewood& Culver City Courts all while elected Black Leaders, Judges & Lawyers Remain Silent or Become Co-conspirators in the Oppression of U.S. born Blacks!” by TheTruth53, 12-12-2013
    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-sheriff-supervisors-20131211,0,5991464.story#axzz2nINAPMNU
    “County supervisor renews push for more Sheriff’s Department reforms, Mark Ridley-Thomas again calls for the creation of a citizens’ panel to oversee the troubled law enforcement agency.” by Abby Sewell,and Seema Mehta, LA Times, December 10, 2013
    Selected excerpt for the above LA Times article:
    “We know that continuing investigations are going on and very likely this is only the tip of the iceberg and it’s going to go higher up the chain of command”- Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
    Indeed Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich
    Corruption in the LA County Sheriff’s Department goes up the chain of command, and also includes corrupt court officials in the Inglewood and Culver City Courts, that has occurred for over a decade, all while elected Black leaders, including 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, 8th District LA City Councilman Bernard Parks, 10th District LA City Councilman Herb Wesson remain silent and take sides with the perpetrators to further oppress innocent Black men, women, and children.
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    http://www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore/9780988450707.html
    http://www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore/9780988450714.html
    This reality is documented by the book entitled “Theft by Court: Inglewood and Culver City Municipal Courts Enforce Black Codes” by Esther M. Lofton
    Furthermore……
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw
    YouTube:“Elected Black Leaders Trash the Essence of what it Means to be an Elected Official” by mll1127, December 12, 2013
    A mountain of Thanks to the initial whistleblowers…….
    http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/78162_aclu_jails_r2_lr.pdf
    If not for the initial whistle blowers, one or more ACLU lawyers, or other individuals who had the courage and duty to be truthful, slim chance exists that these atrocities would have ever been exposed or corrected.
    If not for the initial whistle blowers, one or more ACLU lawyers, or other individuals who had the courage and duty to be truthful, slim chance exists that these atrocities would have ever been exposed or corrected.
    “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 Robert Faturechi and Ben Poston, LA Times, 12-3-13.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-852367
    CNN I-Report: “I’ll Ask County Executives What the Board of Supervisors Needs to Do?? Read the LA County Charter Mark Ridley Thomas, Because You are the Chief Executive Officer of the 2nd Los Angeles County Supervisorial District!” by TheTruth53
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-973514
    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 2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas who is making the difference, but rather 3rd District LA County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and 5th District LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-921922
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNkGOz9sIM&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw
    YouTube: “Nothing like the Truth” uploaded by mll1127, 11-10-2013
    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 overdue.
    ******************************************************
    http://graphics.latimes.com/behind-the-badge/
    “Sheriff’s Department hired officers with histories of misconduct” Despite background investigations that revealed wrongdoing, incompetence, or poor performance, the department still hired dozens of problem applicants in 2010, internal records show.” By Robert Faturechi and Ben Poston, December 1, 2013
    *******************************
    http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.const/.article_20
    CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 20MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS, Section 3:
    Members of the Legislature, and all public officials and employees, executive, legislative and judicial …shall, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation:
    I ,__________________________________do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties that I am about to enter.

  107. yvette48 says:

    I agree.

  108. MichaelLofton says:

    http://breakingbrown.com/2013/12/lets-bury-the-myth-of-the-welfare-queen-once-and-for-all/
    RE:  “Let’s Bury the Myth of the Welfare Queen Once and For All”
    I don’t understand why you would condemn former President Ronald Reagan, when with or without Reagan’s “Welfare Queen” analogy, it is true that many Black women would put their husbands out of the house to qualify for Social Welfare benefits……while at the same time this same group of women could have multiple male sexual partners other than her husband and there would be no complaint because she would qualify anyway.
    Thank goodness, all Black women are not that weak in the mind, when times get rough…pertaining to financial hardship….., so as to stoop to putting her husband out just to qualify for AFDC benefits for herself and her children…..and have multiple sexual partners other than her husband and no one would complain.
    Individuals condemning Ronald Reagan, an era when more U.S. born Blacks were employed (lower unemployment rate of U.S. born Blacks), and slim chance exists that former President Ronald Reagan or any other Republican Party affiliated elected official, or the Republican Party in general would be promoting Amnesty/Dream Act for millions of illegal aliens and his or her anchor babies, or to side with rogue public servants who violate the Constitutional and property rights of U.S. born Blacks, like a President Barack Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, Attorney General Eric Holder, the Congressional Black Caucus, other Democrats, and the Democratic Party.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066974
    shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-hBTz4Q6k
    YouTube: “Obama says, Shake It Off! Stop Complaining! To Black Supporters” uploaded LuvWorkingAtHome, June 30,2012
    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
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI0XeSSoNIo
    YouTube: “Black Conservative Speaks out against Leftist Policies at Restoring Honor rally ” GooberTheUncouth, Sep 26, 2011
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637
    CNN I-Report: “Graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency.” by Unique81
    Since President Barack Obama, and all other elected Black leaders have held or continue to hold policy making positions, there are more:
    1.  Black men and women:Unemployed than ever.
    2.  U.S. born Black families separated, single parent, no parents, children in foster care than ever.
    3.  homeless Black men, women, and children. 
    4.  U.S. born Black men, women, and children in poverty.
    5.  illegal aliens from around the world taking over the Black community.
    6.  illegal aliens from around the world who have displaced U.S. born Black men, and women in the job market.
    7.  Black men and women on welfare, collecting unemployment benefits and/or receiving Food Stamps.
    8.  Black men and women incarcerated or Black children in foster care, or fending for themselves living on the streets.
    9.  atrocities of government targeting U.S. born Blacks, because Black elected officials and lawyers do not serve the Black community.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069341
    http://www.aclu.org/files/assets/78162_aclu_jails_r2_lr.pdf
    10.  atrocities of government directed against innocent Black men, women, and children all while President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other elected Black leaders at the State, County, and City jurisdictions of government play games of deceit, remain silent, make excuses to do nothing, take sides with the perpetrators to further oppress U.S. born descendants of slavery.
    …..all while the Black community remains silent or reaches for straws to condemn former President Ronald Reagan, condemnation that has no connection to what is taking place today, Republican Party bashing nonsense that will not hold any perpetrator accountable for the atrocities targeting U.S. born Black men, women, and children today.

  109. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEl8WYDDus
    YouTube:  “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1” by http://www.youtube.com/user/crowdifornia?feature=watch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SS-5u8CMB4
    YouTube:  “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLGTw_1PpaU
    YouTube:  “Diane Watson – Race Baiting Political Whore” http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWatchdog?feature=watch
    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/25/local/la-me-0126-compton-20130126
    “Attack on family in Compton latest incident in wave of anti-black violence” by Sam Quinones, Richard Winton and Joe Mozingo, LA Times, http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/25
    Unlike U.S. born Blacks, most of the Hispanics targeting Blacks to move out of Compton, South Los Angeles, etc., are illegal aliens and his or her anchor babies. 
    Things are even worse today.  Compton, CA, South Los Angeles, the 8th, 9th, and 10th Los Angeles Council Districts that have been predominately Black are no longer predominated by U.S. born Blacks.  
    Similar activity is taking place in other parts of the U.S. because the Black community is not holding its’ elected leadership accountable to the Oath of Office. 
    *************************************************************
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwhN2_Vb_9c
    YouTube:  “Representative John Lewis Arrested At Immigration Rally”  by http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzLkgfMdnFriVPK7XiwJbCQ?feature=watch, Oct 9, 2013
    “Black Group Rallies Against Immigration Bill” by http://www.usnews.com/topics/author/emily_stanton, July 15, 2013 
    Selected excerpt:
    “Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in a phone call with reporters that “African-Americans don’t live in a vacuum and will greatly benefit by the full integration of undocumented and out of status population” 
    http://clarke.house.gov/
    Voting Blacks in New York, Atlanta, etc., should do what it takes to remove Congresswoman Yvette Clark, Congressman John Lewis, and/or any other illegal alien/anchor baby bootlicking Black elected leaders from political office. 
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066974
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068210
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    Elected officials are under sworn oath and mandated by law to serve U.S. citizens and legal immigrants, and not  millions of illegal aliens.
    ***************************************************
    “Black Group Rallies Against Immigration Bill” by http://www.usnews.com/topics/author/emily_stanton, July 15, 2013      
    Anti-immigration activists demanded a stop to immigration reform during the D.C. March for Jobs Monday, saying the bill could take jobs away from black people.
    The rally was organized by the Black American Leadership Alliance, a new anti-immigrant group, to protest the comprehensive immigration reform bill that recently passed in the Senate.
    That bill would tighten border controls, allow more high- and low-skilled workers to legally immigrate, require employers to verify their workers’ legal statuses and create an opportunity for those who are in the U.S. illegally to eventually become citizens. It could take immigrants living in the U.S. illegally at least 13 years to gain full citizenship, with taxes, fees and $2,000 in fines, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/06/immigraiton-reform-bill_n_3223563.html. No one who entered the country after Dec. 31, 2011, has a felony conviction or more than three misdemeanors would be eligible for citizenship.
    In an open letter to Congress, the alliance condemned the bill, saying illegal immigrants keep African-Americans from employment.
    “If passed, the proposed immigration bill will be costly for all Americans, but will harm black American workers more than any other group,” the letter reads. “Mass immigration and amnesty puts African-Americans from all walks of life out of work and suppresses wages, causing them to compete with aliens willing to work in poorer working conditions for cheaper pay.”
    Protesters marched from Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill, chanting “Kill the bill,” “Save our jobs,” and “Hey hey, ho ho, the gang of eight has got to go,” in reference to the eight lawmakers who together drafted the immigration reform bill.
    Several Republican lawmakers spoke at the event, including Reps. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., and Steve King, R-Iowa, and Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Brooks demanded enforcement of immigration laws already in place while condemning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “They don’t care about American jobs; they care about their profits,” he said.
    Sessions said there was no shortage of workers in America, just a shortage of jobs. Sessions called the Senate bill “a hammer-blow to working families.”
    But other lawmakers decried the Black American Leadership Alliance as seeking to provoke tensions between African-Americans, Latinos and immigrants.
    Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said in a phone call with reporters that “African-Americans don’t live in a vacuum and will greatly benefit by the full integration of undocumented and out of status population.”
    Walter Ewing, a senior researcher at the Immigration Policy Center agrees with Clarke, saying reform will actually bring higher wages for African-Americans.
    “Playing a racial blame game in which immigrants are singled out as the cause of minority unemployment may be politically expedient, but it doesn’t hold water when it comes to evidence,” Ewing said. “The fact is that minorities living in high-immigration cities tend to have lower unemployment and higher wages than minorities in low-immigration cities. Immigrants create jobs, they don’t steal them.”

  110. MichaelLofton says:

    http://cbc.fudge.house.gov/members/ 
    Voting Blacks in New York, Atlanta, etc., should do what it takes to remove Congresswoman Yvette Clark, Congressman John Lewis,  other members of the CBC and/or any other illegal alien/anchor baby bootlicking Black elected leaders from political office and replace this scum with individuals from our own community who respect the Oath of Office, the Constitution, and who competently serve the Black community, specifically U.S. born descendants of slavery.
    “Playing a racial blame game in which immigrants are singled out as the cause of minority unemployment may be politically expedient, but it doesn’t hold water when it comes to evidence.  The fact is that minorities living in high-immigration cities tend to have lower unemployment and higher wages than minorities in low-immigration cities. Immigrants create jobs, they don’t steal them.”- by Walter Ewing
    Illegal aliens or other immigrants create jobs to benefit his or her own ethnicity and not to provide employment for or to improve the quality of life for U.S. born Blacks.
    http://patdollard.com/2013/07/black-caucus-betrays-blacks-backs-immigration-bill-despite-hit-to-employment/
    http://www.vdare.com/print/15534
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLGTw_1PpaU
    YouTube:  “Diane Watson – Race Baiting Political Whore” http://www.youtube.com/user/TheWatchdog?feature=watch, Jun 6, 2006

  111. RicardoJones says:

    Hold the following Senators accountable for the fraud and/or corrption at the Rogue EEOC. Many are up for reelection in 2014. Demand oversight and reforms and/or the reassignation of the First Ladies Girl Friend Chair of Rogue EEOC Jacqueline Berrien and many other at the corrupt EEOC.
    Democrats by Rank
    Tom Harkin (IA)
    Barbara A. Mikulski (MD)
    Patty Murray (WA)
    Bernard Sanders (I) (VT)
    Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA)
    Kay R. Hagan (NC)
    Al Franken (MN)
    Michael F. Bennet (CO)
    Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
    Tammy Baldwin (WI)
    Christopher S. Murphy (CT)
    Elizabeth Warren (MA)
    Republicans by Rank
    Lamar Alexander (TN)
    Michael B. Enzi (WY)
    Richard Burr (NC)
    Johnny Isakson (GA)
    Rand Paul (KY)
    Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
    Pat Roberts (KS)
    Lisa Murkowski (AK)
    Mark Kirk (IL)
    Tim Scott (SC)

  112. Tiat says:

    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.

  113. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnZRJCs34g0k&h=8AQGFBP4tAQHPRUikNmuHsKxyGf88TZPZKa55SBGgvS2TeA&s=1
    YouTube: “Yvonne Burke Lives in Brentwood” uploaded by Gregory Flap Cole, July 27, 2007
    It certainly is a reflection on the Black community, a community that uses the political process as a popularity contest between misfits, decade after decade, and no one is held accountable, a carpet-bagger can win the election, a known thief can be re-elected, a street or park can be named after the sleazy, the greedy, dishonest and the unethical….
    …….while honest, ethical, moral, competent, and anyone of character who respect the Constitution, upholds the “Oath of Office” and the “rule of law” doesn’t stand a prayer of a chance of winning.
    “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.”
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-993235
    Tiat and/or anyone else of similar misguided expression….
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069130
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069341
    RE the Black elite, the so called Black middleclass, and our pseudo Black leadership and your statement:  “They don’t have to help, but they do”
    …and flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too!  Most of the Black elite, Black lawyers, Black elected leaders, etc., etc., etc., have no connection to the Black community, don’t even live in the Black community, and run like a “Bat out of Hell Away from the Black community!   Inner-Blacks know and can prove far too many of the Black affluent, the Black middleclass, and Black elected leaders are as treasonous as treasonous can be. 
     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 isle 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. 
     
    Although a mountain of right wing evidence exists to prove the Obama and other no good Black leaders are dysfunctional, I don’t need right wing reasons to prove this as well.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066974
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066975
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066150
    No other U.S. President in the History of the U.S. would be meeting with Illegal Aliens. Illegal Alien’s don’t have the Right to Vote, and Elected Officials are not Mandated by Law and Sworn Under Oath to Serve Illegal Aliens! ” by TheTruth53, December 5, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYPpPNDxun0
    YouTube: “MALCOLM X: THE REAL REASON I LEFT THE NATION OF ISLAM”
    “It Really Does Matter to Stand for Something”- Dr. Betty Shabazz
    Dr. Betty Shabazz- Amen to the power of infinity
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Alexander_Hamilton
    “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”-Alexander Hamilton
    ******************************************************
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-995068
    A true Black leader, hero, and/or anyone worthy of respect and admiration would be standing up for Black people, using his or her educational, political, and courageous characteristics uphold the Constitution, respect the “Oath of office”, to make it possible for the many Black men, women, and children egregiously violated by government in every jurisdiction of the United States of America to be compensated handsomely for all the wrongdoing, criminal and unethical act perpetrated against both law abiding Black men, women, and children, and anyone formerly or presently incarcerated who have also been wronged government.

  114. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnZRJCs34g0k&h=8AQGFBP4tAQHPRUikNmuHsKxyGf88TZPZKa55SBGgvS2TeA&s=1
    YouTube: “Yvonne Burke Lives in Brentwood” uploaded by Gregory Flap Cole, July 27, 2007
    RE the Black elite, the so called Black middleclass, and our pseudo Black leadership and your statement:  “They don’t have to help, but they do”
    …and flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too!  Most of the Black elite, Black lawyers, Black elected leaders, etc., etc., etc., have no connection to the Black community, don’t even live in the Black community, and run like a “Bat out of Hell Away from the Black community!   Inner-Blacks know and can prove far too many of the Black affluent, the Black middleclass, and Black elected leaders are as treasonous as treasonous can be.

  115. MichaelLofton says:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-800575
    CNN i-Report: Congresswoman Waters and other CBC Members Only Bring Up the Constitution When They Need Help!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fmUikO6BE
     YouTube: “Compton – Corruption, Incompetence, or Just Business As Usual”- uploaded by, Skyy Fisher, Compton School Board Member, Apr 1, 2013
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnZRJCs34g0k&h=8AQGFBP4tAQHPRUikNmuHsKxyGf88TZPZKa55SBGgvS2TeA&s=1
    YouTube: “Yvonne Burke Lives in Brentwood” uploaded by Gregory Flap Cole, July 27, 2007
    RE the Black elite, the so called Black middleclass, and our pseudo Black leadership and your statement:  “They don’t have to help, but they do”
    …and flocks of birds fly backwards against a strong tail wind too!  Most of the Black elite, Black lawyers, Black elected leaders, etc., etc., etc., have no connection to the Black community, don’t even live in the Black community, and run like a “Bat out of Hell Away from the Black community!  
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-kingdrew-gallery,0,5651209.storygallery#axzz2oyKsEeT5
    http://www.csudh.edu/dearhabermas/kingdrew01.htm
    Inner-Blacks and many other individuals know and can prove far too many of the Black affluent, the Black middleclass, and Black elected leaders are as treasonous as treasonous can be.

  116. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnTb-kJVDww
    YouTube: Stepin Fetchit in Miracle in Harlem (1948)
    Typically, the Black community is being controlled and is allowing itself to be ruled by a bunch of university educated fools…..step-n-fetchit….treasonous spinless charlatan sleazy Black misfits…..
    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 isle 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. 
     
    Although a mountain of right wing evidence exists to prove the Obama and other no good Black leaders are dysfunctional, I don’t need right wing reasons to prove this as well.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066974
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066975
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637
    CNN I-Report: “Graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency.” by Unique81
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066150
    No other U.S. President in the History of the U.S. would be meeting with Illegal Aliens. Illegal Alien’s don’t have the Right to Vote, and Elected Officials are not Mandated by Law and Sworn Under Oath to Serve Illegal Aliens! ” by TheTruth53, December 5, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYPpPNDxun0
    YouTube: “MALCOLM X: THE REAL REASON I LEFT THE NATION OF ISLAM”
    “It Really Does Matter to Stand for Something”- Dr. Betty Shabazz
    Dr. Betty Shabazz- Amen to the power of infinity
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Alexander_Hamilton
    “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”-Alexander Hamilton
    ******************************************************
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-995068
    A true Black leader, hero, and/or anyone worthy of respect and admiration would be standing up for Black people, using his or her educational, political, and courageous characteristics uphold the Constitution, respect the “Oath of office”, to make it possible for the many Black men, women, and children egregiously violated by government in every jurisdiction of the United States of America to be compensated handsomely for all the wrongdoing, criminal and unethical act perpetrated against both law abiding Black men, women, and children, and anyone formerly or presently incarcerated who have also been wronged government.

  117. MichaelLofton says:

    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”
    Selected Comment:
    “Michael Lofton so who is fit to give advice? “-Luke Carter IV
    Luke Carter IV and/or anyone else………
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066974&h=LAQF2I3ff&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066151&h=CAQEAwMwH&s=1
    Namely anyone who is competent and credible, these 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.
    No matter who is giving advice, it is still up to the listener to accept or reject any advice that will or will not benefit his or her best interests.

  118. ScatesHermine says:

    WE CAN READ, OK? THERE IS A BOOK THAT SOMEONE IS TRYING TO MAKE YOU PAY FOR INFORMATION. FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE BOOK, YES YOU PAY FOR IT, WHY I FIRST READ PARTS OF IT I CRIED, REALLY ALL PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO COLLEGE, GRANTS,ETC, BIG AS TWO TELEPHONE BOOKS,IT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND,  YES THERE IS FREE MONEY, GRANTS, IF WE START READING, LOOKING,YOU WILL FIND IT. JAMES BROWN SAID IT BEST. JUST OPEN UP THE DOOR I WILL GET IT MYSELF,OK? TRY DAMN TRY, IT,

  119. Tiat says:

    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…

  120. MichaelLofton says:

    Tiat MichaelLofton
    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”
    Selected Comment:
    “Michael Lofton so who is fit to give advice? “-Luke Carter IV
    Luke Carter IV and/or anyone else………
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066974&h=LAQF2I3ff&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066151&h=CAQEAwMwH&s=1
    Namely anyone who is competent and credible, these 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.
    No matter who is giving advice, it is still up to the listener to accept or reject any advice that will or will not benefit his or her best interests.

  121. MichaelLofton says:

    “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..” by Tiat
    http://www.livefyre.com/profile/29116880/
    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=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    Like it or lump it, with good reason all U.S. born Blacks did not vote for and are not fans of Charlatan President Barack Obama.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637
    CNN I-Report: “Graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency.” by Unique81
    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://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066974&h=LAQF2I3ff&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066151&h=CAQEAwMwH&s=1
    Being competent and credible, these being characteristics 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.

  122. Tiat says:

    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.

  123. MichaelLofton says:

    “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”-http://www.livefyre.com/profile/29116880/
    With the internet, educational material can come from many reputable sources.  Furthermore, you have nothing factual to rebut anything that I, and/or other reputable individuals present to condemn corrupt agents and officials of government such as President Barack Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, other Black elected officials so named at the State, County, and/or City levels of government.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw
    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/30/nation/la-na-court-prosecutors-20110330
    “http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/30/nation/la-na-court-prosecutors-20110330.” by David G. Savage, LA Times.
    http://www.africanamerica.org/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/128788938051977186/filePointer/128788938052440503/fodoid/128788938052440501/THE_LA_SENTINEL.pdf
    The foregoing is documented by Los Angeles Superior Court cases 895188, BC 385899, related court cases, and is very different from the article published by the LA Sentinel “Yellow Journal” Newspaper.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    CNN I-Report:  “Corruption in the LA County Sheriff’s Department also includes corrupt court officials in the Inglewood & Culver City Courts all while elected Black Leaders, Judges & Lawyers Remain Silent or Become Co-conspirators in the Oppression of U.S. born Blacks!”
    The material that I present, some of it which even predates internet technology is very factual, is justifiable, and on target.
    https://www.facebook.com/michael.lofton.79
    I’m really blessed to be a law abiding U.S. citizen, because had I done the same in China, North Korea, South Africa, any totally dominated by dysfunctional Black leadership without a higher authority making sure that no American citizen is punished for protesting against the atrocities of government, it is certain that I would have met the same fate of any dissident in China, North Korea, South Africa, Pakistan, Russia, Cuba, etc., etc., if it were left up to any past or present day Black elected leader, lawyer, or judge to decide my fate!
    I intend to make full use of the 1st Amendment and all other Constitutional rights. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-936676
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069130
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-995068
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-802037
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069130
    CNN I-report:  “With the blessing of both past and present day Black elected officials, lawyers, social workers, probation officers, foster parents, and the Black community the break-up of the traditional Black family Structure for profit has been going on for decades!”
    Actual names of the individuals are published of the very Black elected leaders, lawyers, preachers, Yellow Journalists, social workers and probation officers, etc., etc., who are treasonous, unethical, criminal, un-American, liars, deceitful, inept, spineless,  etc.
    Slim chance exists that I, or anyone else like me would be this successful without facing reprisal for condemning elected officials, court officials, any rogue police officer, unethical government City prosecutor or public defender, Judge, President, Supreme Court Justice, police officer, or anyone else if I was:
    1.  A Felon or any unlawful individual, whose words, actions are not deemed credible as compared to anyone with a clean record.
    2.  An illegal alien, an illegal alien being an unlawful/criminal individual just for being in the U.S.
    3.  Spineless, unethical, immoral, sacrilegious, un-American, untruthful, a hypocrite, a liar, etc.
    4.  in a economic situation to where reprisal would result in the loss of a job, losing my home, or other real threats that cause many individuals to cower rather than stand up against any government entity, elected official, public servant, private business entity who violated his or her Constitutional rights, etc.
    5.  An American citizen or anyone else on foreign soil condemning native government officials, policing authorities, any government leader in North Korea, China, Pakistan, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, Somalia, Kenya, the Sudan, Iraq, etc., etc.

  124. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSdNpmiv8Ww
    YouTube:“Mayor Garcetti Introduces Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood” by http://www.youtube.com/user/YouthPolicyInstitute?feature=watch, Jul 1, 2013
    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-promise-zone-20140108,2,3346814.story#axzz2pxiP7BL3
    “U.S. to designate poor L.A. areas a ‘Promise Zone,’ eligible for aid..L.A. could get as much as $500 million over 10 years to fight poverty in the Promise Zone from Pico-Union to Hollywood, officials say.” by Soumya Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2014.
    http://www.lamayor.org/about
    Thanks to President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration, promoting the LA Promise Neighborhood,former Councilman Eric Garcetti can continue to improve the quality of life in the 13th District which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village which is mostly Hispanics, many being illegal aliens/foreign nationals.  I can understand Mayor Eric Garcetti and other Hispanic leaders angle, because Hispanic leaders look out for all Hispanics, be it U.S. born, legal, and Latino illegal aliens/foreign nationals.
    http://www.bernardparks.com/map
    http://council.lacity.org/Directory/CouncilDistrict9/index.htm
    http://www.herbwesson.com/aboutcd10.html
    LA Promise Neighborhood does not include the Los Angeles City Council 8th District and other communities where Blacks in poverty, formerly predominately Black South Los Angeles, and/or helpBlacks in the 10th LA City Council District, where U.S. born Black children receive a substandard education because of low performing schools,  entire U.S. born Black families are homeless, in poverty, many Black men and women have served time in jail with and without proof that he or she actually committed the criminal act as accused, and most U.S. born Black men and women are largely unemployed.  This speaks volumes about the true nature of a truly inept Black leadership who place more value in serving his or her personal friends, and illegal aliens/foreign nationals than in serving U.S. born descendants of slavery.
    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-perry-appointed-20131217,0,3080237.story#axzz2pulynK9V
    “http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-perry-appointed-20131217,0,3080237.story#axzz2pulynK9V” by Catherine Saillant, LA Times, December 13, 2013.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_City_Council_District_9
    http://www.southcentralhistory.com/la-riots.php
    Former 9th District LA City Councilwoman Jan Perry and/or other Black leaders have done nothing to serve Blacks in the 9th District. During the tenure of both past and present day Black leadership, formerly predominately Black South Los Angeles has transformed from a predominately U.S. born Black constituency to predominately Hispanic illegal aliens.
    Oh, Well ……Black folks still love, worship, and voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, Mark Ridley Thomas, Herb Wesson, Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and other charlatan Black leaders, while these no good Black leaders serve every other community but the Black community, namely U.S. born Blacks.

  125. AdrienneRoussell1 says:

    This so damn ridiculous until its “funny”!!

  126. EdwardSmikle says:

    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.

  127. Regrenee says:

    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!

  128. RicardoJones says:

    Regrenee EdwardSmikle Amen! Look at Grambling University in Reston LA. Grambling needs a lot of help (MONEY) its falling apart.

  129. Regrenee says:

    RicardoJonesRegreneeEdwardSmiklethe 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!

  130. MichaelLofton says:

    “If most rich black people give back so much, why is the community still in shambles?” -http://www.livefyre.com/profile/16800462/
    Indeed http://www.livefyre.com/profile/16800462/,
    Few if any of the Black affluent use his or her expertise for the benefit of the Black underclass, inner-city Blacks, as this pertains to U.S. born descendants of slavery.  Most of these individuals run like a bat out of Hell away from the Black community, and/or betray the Black underclass, inner-city Blacks before helping them…..which also explains why the Black community is the most misrepresented, poverty stricken, void of competent representation community in the U.S.
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/ben-shapiro/the-dangerous-stupidity-of-oprah-winfrey/
    “The Dangerous Stupidity of Oprah Winfrey” by http://www.frontpagemag.com/author/ben-shapiro/, http://frontpagemag.com/, August 7, 2013
    Selected comment:
    “I’m tired of people like Jay-Z and Oprah and others crying their crocodile tears and going on about how racist the country is, and blah, blah, blah…  If this country were as racist as these idiots claim it is, none of them would be in the position that they are in now. They wouldn’t have the wealth or fame they do. Barack Obama wouldn’t be President. They need to shut up with these ridiculous comments. It’s like Jay-Z hanging out with OWS and complaining about the 1% without the slightest hint of irony. HE IS THE 1%!  If these people are so concerned about race relations and what’s happening to the black community in America, why don’t they take some of their wealth and spread it around the black community and help the black community and shut up?……….Hey Oprah—-how about spending some of your billions and donating it to Chicago schools to help them out? How about it Jay-Z? Put your money where your mouth is. You too, Forrest Whitaker. How about if you self-righteous morons go to your own community and talk to them about straightening up their behavior?”-http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/ben-shapiro/the-dangerous-stupidity-of-oprah-winfrey/#
    Affluent Caucasians, the Hollywood Elite, the very individuals whose connections made it possible for Oprah Winfrey and other prominent Blacks to become wealthy even know that Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and many affluent Blacks are not using his or her wealth to uplift the Black community.   Speaking from a Black perspective, if they did, there would be one or more jurisdictions where U.S. born Blacks they helped to move out of poverty to return to when the Caucasian community has no further use or interest in the Black affluent.
    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rich-black-flunking/Content?oid=1070459
    “Rich, Black, Flunking” by Goldsmith, East Bay Express, http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/IssueArchives?issue=1064281 
    Selected excerpt,
    “Ogbu concluded that the average black student in Shaker Heights put little effort into schoolwork and was part of a peer culture that looked down on academic success as “acting white.” Although he noted that other factors also play a role, and doesn’t deny that there may be antiblack sentiment in the district, he concluded that discrimination alone could not explain the gap.  “The black parents feel it is their role to move to Shaker Heights, pay the higher taxes so their kids could graduate from Shaker, and that’s where their role stops,” Ogbu says during an interview at his home in the Oakland hills. “They believe the school system should take care of the rest. They didn’t supervise their children that much. They didn’t make sure their children did their homework. That’s not how other ethnic groups think.”
    This article proves that affluent Black parents don’t want his or her children to attend any public school system in the “inner-city where the majority of U.S. born Black children of working class and/or the rank and file parents send his or her children to attend school.    Affluent Blacks never consider the reality that staying in the Black community to invest his or her own talent and money will also uplift the quality of life in the inner-city as this pertains to the public school system, private business growth and development, etc., etc.  The children of most every affluent Black family are not living in an inner-city environment, yet  the children and/or his or her parents blame their failure to succeed on Caucasian racism and not his or her own failure to be the best that he or she can be on any level.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar_Hotel
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Dunbar-Hotel-a-Piece-of-Black-History-in-LA-is-Restored-213085821.html
    Ironically, the community where the Historic Dunbar Hotel is located is no longer predominately composed of U.S. born descendants of slavery.  Hispanics, many of them being illegal aliens are the predominate ethnic class who own property, work, attend public school, and/or own small businesses in South Los Angeles, Compton, Watts, and/or other communities formerly predominated by U.S. born Blacks.  Unlike the Black middleclass and affluent U.S. born Blacks, other ethnic groups whose success enables him or her to become teachers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, doctors, lawyers, architects, successful private business persons, elected officials, etc., etc., remain in his or her own community to enrich his or her own community, and/or if they do relocate to the “Burbs” these affluent individuals continue to invest in the same communities he or she had roots in, which is especially true as this concerns Hispanics, Koreans, Jews, Italians, Ethiopians, Nigerians, etc., etc.
    Back in the day, prior to integration of the public school system, all U.S. born Blacks were better off because the Black affluent as well as the not so affluent were forced to live in the same neighborhoods, attend the same schools, etc., etc., etc. so much so, that the Black affluent were forced to improve the quality of life in the Black community because no other community would associate or accept them in his or her community.

  131. MichaelLofton says:

    EdwardSmikle
    “Oprah Winfrt, have done more for black people that you will ever do even if you live anothe hundred years…”
    ….and Flocks of Birds fly backwards agaist a strong tail wind too!!!!!!

  132. MichaelLofton says:

    ” YAWN!  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!”-http://www.livefyre.com/profile/16800462/
    Indeed http://www.livefyre.com/profile/16800462/,
    Few if any of the Black affluent use his or her expertise for the benefit of the Black underclass, inner-city Blacks, as this pertains to U.S. born descendants of slavery.  Most of these individuals run like a bat out of Hell away from the Black community, and/or betray the Black underclass, inner-city Blacks before helping them…..which also explains why the Black community is the most misrepresented, poverty stricken, void of competent representation community in the U.S.
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/ben-shapiro/the-dangerous-stupidity-of-oprah-winfrey/
    “The Dangerous Stupidity of Oprah Winfrey” by http://www.frontpagemag.com/author/ben-shapiro/, http://frontpagemag.com/, August 7, 2013
    Selected comment:
    “I’m tired of people like Jay-Z and Oprah and others crying their crocodile tears and going on about how racist the country is, and blah, blah, blah…  If this country were as racist as these idiots claim it is, none of them would be in the position that they are in now. They wouldn’t have the wealth or fame they do. Barack Obama wouldn’t be President. They need to shut up with these ridiculous comments. It’s like Jay-Z hanging out with OWS and complaining about the 1% without the slightest hint of irony. HE IS THE 1%!  If these people are so concerned about race relations and what’s happening to the black community in America, why don’t they take some of their wealth and spread it around the black community and help the black community and shut up?……….Hey Oprah—-how about spending some of your billions and donating it to Chicago schools to help them out? How about it Jay-Z? Put your money where your mouth is. You too, Forrest Whitaker. How about if you self-righteous morons go to your own community and talk to them about straightening up their behavior?”-http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/ben-shapiro/the-dangerous-stupidity-of-oprah-winfrey/#
    Affluent Caucasians, the Hollywood Elite, the very individuals whose connections made it possible for Oprah Winfrey and other prominent Blacks to become wealthy even know that Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, and many affluent Blacks are not using his or her wealth to uplift the Black community.   Speaking from a Black perspective, if they did, there would be one or more jurisdictions where U.S. born Blacks they helped to move out of poverty to return to when the Caucasian community has no further use or interest in the Black affluent.
    http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rich-black-flunking/Content?oid=1070459
    “Rich, Black, Flunking” by Goldsmith, East Bay Express, http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/IssueArchives?issue=1064281 
    Selected excerpt,
    “Ogbu concluded that the average black student in Shaker Heights put little effort into schoolwork and was part of a peer culture that looked down on academic success as “acting white.” Although he noted that other factors also play a role, and doesn’t deny that there may be antiblack sentiment in the district, he concluded that discrimination alone could not explain the gap.  “The black parents feel it is their role to move to Shaker Heights, pay the higher taxes so their kids could graduate from Shaker, and that’s where their role stops,” Ogbu says during an interview at his home in the Oakland hills. “They believe the school system should take care of the rest. They didn’t supervise their children that much. They didn’t make sure their children did their homework. That’s not how other ethnic groups think.”
    This article proves that affluent Black parents don’t want his or her children to attend any public school system in the “inner-city where the majority of U.S. born Black children of working class and/or the rank and file parents send his or her children to attend school.    Affluent Blacks never consider the reality that staying in the Black community to invest his or her own talent and money will also uplift the quality of life in the inner-city as this pertains to the public school system, private business growth and development, etc., etc.  The children of most every affluent Black family are not living in an inner-city environment, yet  the children and/or his or her parents blame their failure to succeed on Caucasian racism and not his or her own failure to be the best that he or she can be on any level.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar_Hotel
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Dunbar-Hotel-a-Piece-of-Black-History-in-LA-is-Restored-213085821.html
    Ironically, the community where the Historic Dunbar Hotel is located is no longer predominately composed of U.S. born descendants of slavery.  Hispanics, many of them being illegal aliens are the predominate ethnic class who own property, work, attend public school, and/or own small businesses in South Los Angeles, Compton, Watts, and/or other communities formerly predominated by U.S. born Blacks.  Unlike the Black middleclass and affluent U.S. born Blacks, other ethnic groups whose success enables him or her to become teachers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, doctors, lawyers, architects, successful private business persons, elected officials, etc., etc., remain in his or her own community to enrich his or her own community, and/or if they do relocate to the “Burbs” these affluent individuals continue to invest in the same communities he or she had roots in, which is especially true as this concerns Hispanics, Koreans, Jews, Italians, Ethiopians, Nigerians, etc., etc.
    Back in the day, prior to integration of the public school system……….fake integration…… all U.S. born Blacks were better off because the Black affluent as well as the not so affluent were forced to live in the same neighborhoods, attend the same schools, etc., etc., etc. so much so, that the Black affluent were forced to improve the quality of life in the Black community because no other community would associate or accept them in his or her community.

  133. MichaelLofton says:

    …..fake integration……(Caucasian parents still removed their kids to place them in private schools…..or separated them from inner-city Black children in the public school system to the point that Black children bused from the inter-city ended up being in class rooms with other inner-city children)….Furthermore, there was no need to keep as many inner-city Black School teachers because as inner-city Black student enrollment dropped because of forced busing and integration, Black teachers were layed off or fired in the inner-city communities of Watts, South Los Angeles, etc., etc. 
    Since enrollment increased in the schools that Black inner-city children were bused to, more Caucasian teachers were hired.   The only real integration is economic integration, which still does not exist in the Black community, namely because elected Black leaders, lawyers, the Black middleclass, and the Black community itself are not promoting the Constitution and the laws of the nation to make this possible.
    Here in Los Angeles, pertaining to Watts, Compton, South Los Angeles, etc., etc., Hispanic illegal aliens took advantage of the opportunity presented in that as U.S. born Blacks ran from Watts, Compton, South Los Angeles, etc., etc., thinking the grass was greener in the Caucasian communities of Palmdale, Lancaster, West Los Angeles, etc., etc., illegal aliens moved in to displace inner-city U.S. born Blacks who could not afford to follow in the footsteps of middle class and affluent Blacks. 
    U.S. born inner-city Blacks who could not afford to follow in the footsteps of the Black affluent relocated to communities in Riverside County, such as Moreno Valley, Hemet, etc., etc., these being lower economic standing Caucasian farming communities, which enabled Caucasian land and business owners to convert farm land to a more profitable business venture, such as building new shopping malls, hotels, motels, autoparts stores, etc., etc., while U.S. born Blacks who migrated to these areas still commuted 100 miles or more on a daily basis round trip to and from Los Angeles to work.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEl8WYDDus
    YouTube:  “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1”  http://www.youtube.com/user/crowdifornia?feature=watch, Jun 10, 2009
    Due to the arrival of thousands of Hispanic illegal aliens and his or her anchor babies….., enrollment increased in the inner-city,  so much so, that new teachers were hired, many of the new teachers being of Hispanic/Latino descent, new public schools were built to accommodate the large increase in Hispanic student enrollment, all of which has been beneficial to the Hispanic community because this created more teaching, administrative, Construction and Maintenance, and other jobs associated with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that has primarily benefited the Caucasian and Hispanic community, especially those who own or control Construction and/or other private businesses.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-932268
    To add insult to injury, instead of working for the benefit of the Black community, past and present day Black elected officials of the 8th, 9th, and 10th LA City Council Districts and the 2nd Los Angeles County Supervisorial District are and have promoted illegal immigration and employment opportunities for Hispanic illegal aliens and are not serving U.S. born Black men and women…….and today the days are already numbered for Black elected officials who betrayed the Black community in that today there are not enough voting Blacks left to keep him or her in office.  Hispanics are promoting other Hispanics to positions of influence, and as these individuals gain citizenship and legal status, this will only speed up the process of removing elected Black leaders from a position of influence. 
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    I don’t feel any loss, because for decades our own elected Black leaders have been and continue to betray U.S. born descendants of slavery like me. 
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-9th-district-election-20130223,0,4177104.story
    L.A. ELECTIONS:  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-9th-district-election-20130223,0,4177104.story,  In 1963, Gilbert Lindsay was chosen to fill a seat in South L.A.’s 9th District and a black power base took root. Now, a big demographic shift could upend the political landscape.” by David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzuOOshpddM
    Basically, as Malcolm X, stated the “Chickens Have Come Home to Roost”….meaning these disgraceful Black leaders are beginning to experience the fruits of his or her own treasonous policy making.
    Finally, Caucasians and his or her money are moving back to the heart of Los Angeles, which will leave Blacks who left this area to relocate to Palmdale, etc., etc., in a much worse condition than if he or she had fought to remain in the City of Los Angeles.

  134. MichaelLofton says:

    http://bos.co.la.ca.us/AboutUs/BoardofSupervisors.aspx
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-973514
    CNN I-Report: ” It would not be surprising in the least to find that 2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas is remaining silent because the criminal and unethical administrators/employees of Teen Happy Homes are his friends! ” by TheTruth53
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA_ozCCksJI
    YouTube:  “Jamiel Shaw and La County Vote to Boycott.wmv” http://www.youtube.com/user/georgemlauer?feature=watch, June 2, 2010
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Molina
    “Molina grew up as one of ten children in the Los Angeles suburb of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pico_Rivera,_California, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States, to a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican-American father and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_people mother. She attended public schools in her hometown, and attended http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_Hondo_College, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Los_Angeles_College and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_University,_Los_Angeles.”
    Clearly Gloria Molina is a U.S. citizen whose birthplace is in Los Angeles. 
    http://gloriamolina.org/biography-3/
    1st District LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina
    vs. 
    2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Ridley_Thomas
    “Ridley-Thomas is a graduate of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manual_Arts_High_School in Los Angeles and earned a baccalaureate degree in Social Relations and a master’s degree in Religious Studies from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Heart_College. Ridley-Thomas went on to earn a Ph.D. in Social Ethics and Policy Analysis from the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southern_California (1989).  After a brief stint as a high-school teacher, MRT served for a decade as executive director of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Christian_Leadership_Conference of Greater Los Angeles (1981–1991). During that period he also hosted a public affairs program on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifica_Radio station http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KPFK-FM in Los Angeles.”
    http://ridley-thomas.lacounty.gov/index.php/supervisors-biography/
    http://sridleythomas.com/about-2/
    It is not clear as to where Mark Ridley Thomas is from, his place of birth, etc.   There is no indication or information on Mark Ridley-Thomas’s parents as to whether or not his parents are U.S. born or not.  His son’s is name Sebastian Ridley Thomas, to which the first name “Sebastian”  and last name “Ridley Thomas”  is not common for U.S. born Black men.
    Again, proof of citizenship and/or residency is extremely important in most any other community but the Black community to determine if any candidate is even eligible to be an elected official.

  135. MichaelLofton says:

    http://bos.co.la.ca.us/AboutUs/BoardofSupervisors.aspx
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112123.pdf
    1st District LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina:  “A native of Los Angeles, Molina was born May 31, 1948. She grew up in the Pico Rivera area and is the eldest of 10 children. She graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, and attended East Los Angeles and Rio Hondo Colleges”
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_177293.pdf
    2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas:  DOB Nov. 6, 1954, place of birth not indicated
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112110.pdf
    3rd District LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky:  “Born Dec. 21, 1948, in Boyle Heights, Yaroslavsky grew up in his hometown and graduated from UCLA”, and Boyle Heights is in Los Angeles.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112697.pdf
    4th District LA County Supervisor Don Knabe:  “Knabe was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Illinois.”
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_111801.pdf
    5th District LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich:   “Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, Antonovich grew up in his hometown and graduated from John Marshall High School.”
    …the only elected official not being on the level is 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf
    Board of Supervisors, LA County Charter, ARTICLE II.
    Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election, and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles.  They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public.”
    In addition to the residency requirement it is certain that running for and holding office as a Board of Supervisor member would require proof of citizenship status, (1) citizen by birthright or (2) naturalized.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZRJCs34g0k
    YouTube:  “Yvonne Burke Lives in Brentwood”  by http://www.youtube.com/user/fullosseousflap?feature=watch, Jul 27, 2007  
    Former 2nd District LA County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke was in violation of the  mandated residency requirement “must reside therein during his incumbency” the entire time that Yvonne “Brentwood” Burke held office.
    Apparently this did not stop an unintelligent Black electorate from voting for and re-electing an Yvonne B. Burke a proven carpet bagger into the position of elected representative.   More so than not, when compared to U.S. born Blacks, no other community would vote for someone who can not prove and satisfy the mandated residency requirement….that is unless an outside ethnic community can reap huge benefits at the expense of the community any carpet-bagger holds an elected office position.

  136. MichaelLofton says:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151
    CNN i-Report:  “No other U.S. President in the History of the U.S. would be meeting with Illegal Aliens. Illegal Alien’s don’t have the Right to Vote, and Elected Officials are not Mandated by Law and Sworn Under Oath to Serve Illegal Aliens! ”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-hBTz4Q6k
    YouTube: “Obama says, Shake It Off! Stop Complaining! To Black Supporters” uploaded LuvWorkingAtHome, June 30,2012
    http://breakingbrown.com/2014/01/in-new-orleans-mayors-race-obama-bets-on-white/
    Source:  “In  New Orleans Mayor’s Race, Obama Bets on White” http://breakingbrown.com/category/black-news/, http://breakingbrown.com/category/ybw/, January 13, 2014
    Selected excerpt:
    “Obama is taking the safe bet in the New Orleans mayor’s race, backing Mitch Landrieu, who is white and part of a powerful political family, against former Judge Michael Bagneris, who is an African-American candidate.”
    …..that is the Chicago Cut Throat way and mentality, a mindset that is quite in tune with and definitely sizes up no good charlatan President Barack “The Magic Negro/Illegal Alien Bootlicking/Chicago Cut Throat/Talking Down to U.S. Born Blacks”  Obama.  Instead of promoting an elected official based on competency and his or her ability to represent the people in the district to be served, BO sides with and identifies with being part of a powerful political family, which is not good for the people of New Orleans.

  137. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfxVkLhlu5s
    YouTube:  “Barack Obama The Magic Negro” by http://www.youtube.com/user/eieiowens?feature=watch, May 10, 2007  
    ….Just as true today…….
    http://breakingbrown.com/2014/01/in-new-orleans-mayors-race-obama-bets-on-white/
    Source:  “In  New Orleans Mayor’s Race, Obama Bets on White” http://breakingbrown.com/category/black-news/, http://breakingbrown.com/category/ybw/, January 13, 2014
    …that is not surprising at all.  Barack “the Magic Negro” Obama wants to be Caucasian.   His disdain for U.S. born Blacks is strong evidence too. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX2XyLUxwcI
    Visiting his “Irish” relatives?????  It is certain that the sentiment was not mutual.
    From day one, the only interest Barack Obama had in the first place for U.S. born Blacks was to use Reverend Wright’s Church congregation to promote himself and the “Hell” with the Black community.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcA7n6japYk
    YouTube: jealousy of Obama’s wife at funeral of Nelson Mandela – EXCLUSIVE  
    After leaving office in 2016 or shortly thereafter, I’m willing to bet Barack Obama divorces and separates himself from First Lady Michelle Obama and his Black daughters, Malia and Sasha, to do an “OJ Simpson”.
    A whole lot of Blacks stuck their necks out for OJ Simpson, some were even reprimanded to the point of losing his or her job for defending no good OJ Simpson.   In the first criminal trial, as soon as OJ Simpson was acquitted of murdering Nicole Simpson, OJ turned his back on Black folks, and couldn’t wait to hook up with his next Caucasian girl friend(s).

  138. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX2XyLUxwcI
    YouTube:  “Barack Obama visit his Irish relatives in Ireland” by http://www.youtube.com/user/Agaahi?feature=watch, May 24, 2011
    Visiting his “Irish” relatives?????  It is certain that the sentiment was not mutual.
    From day one, the only interest Barack Obama had in the first place for U.S. born Blacks was to use Reverend Wright’s Church congregation to promote himself and the “Hell” with the Black community.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcA7n6japYk
    YouTube: jealousy of Obama’s wife at funeral of Nelson Mandela – EXCLUSIVE  
    After leaving office in 2016 or shortly thereafter, I’m willing to bet Barack Obama divorces and separates himself from First Lady Michelle Obama and his Black daughters, Malia and Sasha, to do an “OJ Simpson”.
    A whole lot of Blacks stuck their necks out for OJ Simpson, some were even reprimanded to the point of losing his or her job for defending no good OJ Simpson.   In the first criminal trial, as soon as OJ Simpson was acquitted of murdering Nicole Simpson, OJ turned his back on Black folks, and couldn’t wait to hook up with his next Caucasian girl friend(s).

  139. NasseraMalikDuCre says:

    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

  140. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-hBTz4Q6k
    YouTube: “Obama says, Shake It Off! Stop Complaining! To Black Supporters” uploaded LuvWorkingAtHome, June 30,2012
    http://breakingbrown.com/2014/01/in-new-orleans-mayors-race-obama-bets-on-white/
    Source:  “In  New Orleans Mayor’s Race, Obama Bets on White” http://breakingbrown.com/category/black-news/, http://breakingbrown.com/category/ybw/, January 13, 2014
    Selected excerpt:
    “Obama is taking the safe bet in the New Orleans mayor’s race, backing Mitch Landrieu, who is white and part of a powerful political family, against former Judge Michael Bagneris, who is an African-American candidate.”
    …..that is the Chicago Cut Throat way and mentality, a mindset that is quite in tune with and definitely sizes up no good charlatan President Barack “The Magic Negro/Illegal Alien Bootlicking/Chicago Cut Throat/Talking Down to U.S. Born Blacks”  Obama.  Instead of promoting an elected official based on competency and his or her ability to represent the people in the district to be served, BO sides with and identifies with being part of a powerful political family, which is not good for the people of New Orleans.

  141. NasseraMalikDuCre says:

    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

  142. MichaelLofton says:

    Yvette Carnell, because this subject is important and needs to be discussed.
    I hope you just ignore NasseraMalikDuCre…..
    *****************************************
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-964897
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUEl8WYDDus
     YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 1” by crowdifornia, Jun 10, 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SS-5u8CMB4
     YouTube: “Interview with Terry Anderson, Part 2” by crowdifornia, Jun 10, 2009
     Terry Anderson is deceased, and I hope that he rests in peace.
     Terry Anderson has no connection to Hanity and O’Reily.
     U.S. born Blacks are facing extinction because of the shortcomings of its own inept elected Black leadership and a gullible Black electorate and not because of Hanity, O’Reily, the Republican Party, any Tea Party organization or advocate, Reaganomics, etc., etc.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/democrats_continue_to_prove_that_its_all_about_vote-buying.html
    “Democrats Continue to Prove that It’s All about Vote-Buying” by W.A. Beatty, August 12, 2013, AmericanThinker.com
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1066151
     CNN i-Report: “No other U.S. President in the History of the U.S. would be meeting with Illegal Aliens. Illegal Alien’s don’t have the Right to Vote, and Elected Officials are not Mandated by Law and Sworn Under Oath to Serve Illegal Aliens! ”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o-hBTz4Q6k
     YouTube: “Obama says, Shake It Off! Stop Complaining! To Black Supporters” uploaded LuvWorkingAtHome, June 30,2012
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1070596
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074208
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1041240
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1056110
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1047815
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwAioSrD_MQ
     YouTube: “Kwame Kilpatrick: The Rise and Fall” by wxyztvdetroit, Jan 7, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI
     YouTube: “Elected Black Leaders Trash the Essence of What it Means to be an Electric Light Orchestraed Official” by mll1127
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fmUikO6BE
     YouTube: “Compton – Corruption, Incompetence, or Just Business As Usual”- uploaded by, Skyy Fisher, Compton School Board Member, Apr 1, 2013
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1037835
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-me-pc-rod-wright-20140109,0,5446419.story#axzz2qJaG9mMH
     “Opening statements made in Sen. Rod Wright’s voter fraud trial” by Jean Merl, LA Times, January 9, 2014
     For better than fifty years most any predominately Black jurisdiction has been controlled by the Democratic Party, many times through a dysfunctional Black elected leadership and not the Republican Party.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
     YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-769637
     CNN I-Report: “Graduating Magna cum Laude from Harvard Law School is not alone proof of competency.” by Unique81
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-973514
     CNN I-Report: ” It would not be surprising in the least to find that 2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas is remaining silent because the criminal and unethical administrators/employees of Teen Happy Homes are his friends! ” by TheTruth53
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA_ozCCksJI
     YouTube: “Jamiel Shaw and La County Vote to Boycott.wmv” George Lauer, June 2, 2010
    http://bos.co.la.ca.us/AboutUs/BoardofSupervisors.aspx
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112123.pdf
     1st District LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina: “A native of Los Angeles, Molina was born May 31, 1948. She grew up in the Pico Rivera area and is the eldest of 10 children. She graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, and attended East Los Angeles and Rio Hondo Colleges”
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_177293.pdf
     2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas: DOB Nov. 6, 1954, place of birth not indicated
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112110.pdf
     3rd District LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: “Born Dec. 21, 1948, in Boyle Heights, Yaroslavsky grew up in his hometown and graduated from UCLA”, and Boyle Heights is in Los Angeles.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112697.pdf
     4th District LA County Supervisor Don Knabe: “Knabe was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Illinois.”
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_111801.pdf
     5th District LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich: “Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, Antonovich grew up in his hometown and graduated from John Marshall High School.”
     …the only elected official not being on the level is 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

  143. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    ” 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.”-NasseraMalikDuCre
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074208
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1037835
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    President Barack Obama, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus…AKA….the Congressional Black Clueless, University educated Black lawyers, affluent Blacks such as Oprah Winfrey, and/or other affluent Blacks in positions of influence are not stepping up to the  plate to serve U.S. born inner-city Black men, women, and children, and that is a big issue.

  144. MichaelLofton says:

    Yvette Carnell, I commend you for having the guts to even bring up this subject matter, because more so than not, Blacks in position of influence prefer to sweep this subject under the rug, choose to remain silent, and/or join in with the perpetrators to further oppress law abiding inner-city Black men, women, and children.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx06qb9rKgk
    YouTube:  My Problem with the Black Church
    Yvette Carnell, I hope you just ignore NasseraMalikDuCre…..because this subject is important and needs to be discussed, because far too many Black leaders, lawyers, and the so-called Black affluent have been and continue to be sleazy, treasonous, and disgraceful.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdTihf2_GGM
    YouTube: “Exodus: Inner-City Blacks Abandoning Obama & Democrat’s Liberal Agenda” uploaded by Rebel Pundit, Oct 29, 2012
    ” 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.”-NasseraMalikDuCre
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1074208
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1037835
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    President Barack Obama, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus…AKA….the Congressional Black Clueless, University educated Black lawyers, affluent Blacks such as Oprah Winfrey, and/or other affluent Blacks in positions of influence are not stepping up to the  plate to competently serve U.S. born inner-city Black men, women, and children, and that is a big issue.

  145. TariqWilliams says:

    RegreneeRicardoJonesEdwardSmikle Jordan is a so called “Black” man.

  146. MichaelLofton says:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1075222
    CNN i-Report: “ObamaCare is Good Enough for You, but Not for Me, Pertaining to Obama’s Capital Hill Aides”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmXP503U54Q
    YouTube:  “Magic Johnson on Affordable Care Act” by AussieNews1, 1-14-2014  
    The only time BO is interested in Blacks is to use them to save his own hide and/or when he has been rejected by everyone else.                     
    President Barack Obama and the Obama Administration are so desperate to win over Blacks that these individuals are using former Laker Guard  Magic Johnson in television commercials to promote the worthless failing and deceptive ObamaCare…the not so Affordable Health Care Act. 
    Magic Johnson is not using the Affordable Health Care for his medical treatment.  Although  Barack Obama is enrolled in the Bronze Plan, BO is not and never intended to be covered by, nor any of his family by Obama Care.

  147. MichaelLofton says:

    Indeed RicardoJones,
    It should be easy to put jackleg preachers out of business by ending monetary and other contributions to any church headed by a sacrilegious minister.  More must be done to disbar incompetent lawyers and to remove treasonous Black elected leaders from political office to replace him or her with individuals who will competently represent the Black community.
    Evidently the wrong Blacks are serving prison time.  Black men and women with unearned convictions should be released and compensated to free up prison space for the real criminals in the Black community, such as Barack Obama, Clarence Thomas, Mark Ridley Thomas, Muriel Goode-Trufant, former Philadelphia Mayor Wilson “no good” Goode,  sacrilegious preachers, etc, etc!
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1076133
    Stealing, and using Taxpayer’s Money to Enrich 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas must Represent what the Oath of Office Means to  Supervisor Thomas, while he does nothing to Competently Represent Law Abiding U.S. born Blacks Men, Women, and Children Violated by Government in the 2nd District?!
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1075396
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069341
    CNN i-Report: “Your Situation is Political and Complicated and Beyond the Expertise or Jurisdiction of many Lawyers, Which Confirms What I Already Know, namely LA City Council President Herb Wesson, and Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas are Inept and Disgraceful!” by TheTruth53,  December 9, 2013
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVuAmPtICe0
    YouTube:  “Mark Ridley-Thomas Sworn-In As L.A. County Supervisor” Mark Ridley-Thomas,  Dec 10, 2008
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI
    YouTube: “Elected Black Leaders Trash the Essence of What it Means to be an Elected Official” by mll1127
     
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1069130
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqsqmbUG2m0
    YouTube: “Supervisor Thomas Has Contempt for His Constituents, the Law, and Truth!” by mll1127
    **********************************************
    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-supervisors-security-expenses-20140117,0,7534539.story#axzz2qfbkeBLj
    “L.A. probes garage conversion at Supervisor Ridley-Thomas’ home, The city is investigating whether the project at Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Leimert Park house was illegal.” by Paul Pringle and Jack Leonard, LA Times, January 16, 2014
    Los Angeles city building inspectors launched an investigation Thursday into whether county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has an illegally converted garage at his Leimert Park home, where government employees recently performed thousands of dollars worth of work…..”
    *********************************
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf
    Board of Supervisors, LA County Charter, ARTICLE II. Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election, and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles. They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public.”

  148. MichaelLofton says:

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1076844
    Evidently the wrong Blacks are serving prison time.    Black men and women with unearned convictions should be released and compensated to free up prison space for the real criminals in the Black community, such as Mark Ridley Thomas, the rogue police officers, and/or other disgraceful public servants, etc, etc!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI%20
    YouTube: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbvFE-T1njI%20” by mll1127
     http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/roderick-wright
    Thanks to the expertise of Los Angeles Times reporters the public is being informed of the unethical and shameful acts of Black elected leaders such as Mark Ridley-Thomas, Rod Wright, Herb Wesson, etc., etc., a function that reporters for the Los Angeles Sentinel should be the first to shed light on but who instead choose to practice “http://www.africanamerica.org/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/128788938051977186/filePointer/128788938052440503/fodoid/128788938052440501/THE_LA_SENTINEL.pdf”.
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    http://www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore/9780988450707.html
    http://www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore/9780988450714.html
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    **********************************************************************
    http://bos.co.la.ca.us/AboutUs/BoardofSupervisors.aspx
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112123.pdf
    1st District LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina: “A native of Los Angeles, Molina was born May 31, 1948. She grew up in the Pico Rivera area and is the eldest of 10 children. She graduated from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, and attended East Los Angeles and Rio Hondo Colleges”
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_177293.pdf
    2nd District LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas: DOB Nov. 6, 1954, place of birth not indicated
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112110.pdf
    3rd District LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky: “Born Dec. 21, 1948, in Boyle Heights, Yaroslavsky grew up in his hometown and graduated from UCLA”, and Boyle Heights is in Los Angeles.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/cms1_112697.pdf
    4th District LA County Supervisor Don Knabe: “Knabe was born Oct. 15, 1943, in Illinois.”
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ffile.lacounty.gov%2Flac%2Fcms1_111801.pdf&h=SAQHGJIQh&enc=AZMmdvw0w1xeR8QHyvHiLKJZyV2rTyU5AMeFzMj47MqtVfsceI9xPsG_ECvgRd1vlekSOs7V__Ayzu-0RLNaZna_w9zI1HIr6EYRWqDqEOxokAs-QKFUiHpvU1P9RC_LNirjL-CGn6WFjcgM33VGrjVT&s=1
    5th District LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich: “Born Aug. 12, 1939, in Los Angeles, Antonovich grew up in his hometown and graduated from John Marshall High School.”
    …the only elected official not being on the level is 2nd District Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf
    Board of Supervisors, LA County Charter, ARTICLE II.
    Section 4. The County of Los Angeles shall have a Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, each of whom must be an elector of the district which he represents, must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election, and shall be elected by such district. Their terms of office shall be four years, and each shall hold until his successor is elected and qualified. No person while a member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive any compensation, in addition to that provided for by this Section, for services rendered to any public or governmental entity. They shall each receive as compensation for their services a salary, payable monthly from the County Treasury, which shall be the same as that now or hereafter prescribed by law for a judge of the Superior Court in and for the County of Los Angeles, except that retirement benefits shall be those now or hereafter provided by law for officers and employees of the County of Los Angeles. They shall devote all their time during business hours to the faithful service of the public.”
    In addition to the residency requirement it is certain that running for and holding office as a Board of Supervisor member would require proof of citizenship status, (1) citizen by birthright or (2) naturalized.

  149. tuckerralph says:

    RicardoJones So well said , What a hero of our time !
    God Bless you Harry ! Truth to power !

  150. MichaelLofton says:

    “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.”- http://www.livefyre.com/profile/14350600/
    http://www.livefyre.com/profile/14350600/
    It would be interesting to know just how many or what percentage of these sellouts/treasonous Black elected officials, lawyers, etc. are illegal aliens and/or the anchor babies of illegal aliens from Trinidad, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Belize, Panama, Great Britain, Brazil, etc. etc. because many of these foreign nationals illegally entered the U.S. in communities predominated by U.S. born descendants of slavery decades before the heavy influx of Hispanic foreign nationals from Mexico, El Salvador, etc., illegally entered the U.S.  
    U.S. born descendants of slavery have been and continue to be displaced in jobs that require citizenship or legal status by foreign nationals and the anchor babies of Black illegal aliens with the blessing of a treasonous Black leadership.  It is certain that Hispanic illegal aliens from Mexico, El Salvador, etc., etc., are just following the lead of the many Black illegal aliens who preceded them, in taking over communities formerly and presently predominated by U.S. born descendants of slavery. 
    RicardoJones,  I commend for speaking up about the many Blacks in positions of influence such as lawyers, preachers, etc.  I commend you also for specifically naming the very individuals responsible and for not following the leadership of many misguided Blacks who prefer to place all the blame for the demise of Blacks on White Supremacy, the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh,  Tea Party advocates, etc.
    White Supremacy, the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh,  Tea Party advocates, etc., don’t hold positions of influence and are not responsible for the actions of the Democratic Party affiliated Black elected leaders that 90% of the Black electorate vote for and who generally are voted into office in jurisdictions with a large Black voting electorate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QKFWwz-8k&feature=c4-overview&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw
    YouTube:  “More Likely Treason, Incompetence and Greed by Other Blacks Keep Blacks Down and not White Supremacy” by mll1127 
    White Supremacy, Reaganomics, It’s Republican Party or Rush Limbaugh’s Doing and/or Other Falsehoods and Nonsense, Give Incompetent Black Elected Officials, Lawyers and Others an Excuse to Do Nothing to Resolve Real World Problems in the Black Community!
    There are just too many Black elected officials, judges, lawyers, etc. etc., who have the influence and position to competently represent Black men, women, and/or children……
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnfN7aC5K_w
    YouTube: “Breaking News with More Details: Obama Blames Racism for His Low Approval Rating” by TV Alberta, January 20, 2014
    ….but who instead do just the opposite for any truthful and rational person to place all blame for the many injustices targeting U.S. born descendants of slavery on Fox News reports, White Supremacy, the Republican Party, Reaganomics, former President George Bush, Tea Party advocates, Rush Limbaugh.
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1077113
    CNN-i-Report: “A Competent President, Governor, Congressperson, or other Public Servant can do more to Serve the Underserved With a Stroke of a Pen, Without Ever Setting Foot or Ever Serving Food in any Soup Kitchen!” by TheTruth53
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1076684
    CNN i-Report: “ObamaCare/ The Affordable Health Care Act is not Supposed to Take Priority Over Job Creation and Reducing Unemployment!”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3UazjRg7Q
    YouTube: Obama Serves Up Burritos in Soup Kitchen as Part of MLK Day Service Event” by Kevin Reer, January 20, 2014
    ……while President Barack Obama, and the Obama Administration’s policy making has increased poverty in the “inner-city”, especially as this applies to Black unemployment and the Black homeless.
    http://www.ceyseauinc.com/CourtsEnforceBlackCodes.html
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1068103
    Unfortunately, President Barack Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, multiple members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and/or other elected Black leaders at the State, County, and/or City jurisdictions of government have contempt for the Constitution, the “Oath of Office”, and the “Rule of Law”, serve themselves, personal friends, and millions of illegal aliens/foreign nationals before competently representing U.S. citizens, U.S. born descendants of slavery being inclusive, and legal immigrants.

  151. MzObservant says:

    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.

  152. NasseraMalikDuCre says:

    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.

  153. MichaelLofton says:

    “Why do we act like disabled people with no commonsense, and keep doing stupid things to impede progress?”
    If you want to know that answer you should direct it at the very individuals who do stupid things that make no sense…i.e….you should ask the perpetrators, who are namely:
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1077389&h=qAQFMT8dZ&s=1
    1. Using false pretenses to hold office, unethical, stealing taxpayer’s money, carpet-bagging, sleazy, disgraceful, treasonous, self-serving, elitist Black elected officials, etc.
    2. No good jackleg Black preachers and poverty pimps.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1068103&h=4AQGb9w47&s=1
    3. The “sellout and treasonous” segment of the Black affluent and middleclass.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1020266&h=JAQGKcRQ3&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-973780&h=BAQF2XIGn&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-921922&h=dAQH0w36C&s=1
    4. “Advising innocent Black men and women to plead no contest”…stating “forget about the Constitution keep it simple” university educated Black lawyers who should be disbarred.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-155551&h=qAQFMT8dZ&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-178499&h=nAQGzafzg&s=1
    5. University educated Black probation officers who make recommendations to place minors, including infants on probation.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-964897&h=EAQEptlGp&s=1
    6. University educated Black social workers, foster parents, etc., who conspire with treasonous Black elected officials, lawyers, and other individuals to break-up law abiding Black families for profit.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-892237&h=pAQGenV3f&s=1
    7. University educated and treasonous Black lawyers who use his or her expertise to acquit individuals such as, no good stealing Black elected officials, preachers, and/or other misfits who betray law abiding and ethical Black men, women, and children.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066151&h=MAQHbf6nT&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1047814&h=qAQFMT8dZ&s=1
    8. University educated Black men and women in positions of influence who promote Amnesty/Dream Act for millions of foreign nationals and his or her anchor babies.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africanamerica.org%2FfileSendAction%2FfcType%2F0%2FfcOid%2F128788938051977186%2FfilePointer%2F128788938052440503%2Ffodoid%2F128788938052440501%2FTHE_LA_SENTINEL.pdf&h=HAQGyywQa&s=1
    9. The “Yellow Journals” of Black America, one being the LA Sentinel Newspaper. These individuals are also college and/or university educated, who unfortunate publish falsehoods instead of the truth which is an indication of the true nature of the journalism as practiced by journalists employed by the owner of the Sentinel.
    10. Etc., etc.
    Items (1-10) are not the type of success story that any honorable Black man or woman would want any part of, but it is very real and prevalent in the Black community, as it pertains to the relationship between the underserved Black underclass and a perverted Black leadership.
    “There are successful people who were born in the hood and decided to break the cycle and others whose parents had the sense to get out the hood before having babies and continuing the cycle. ”

    This is true. I commend the individuals whose success is based upon competency, great sacrifice, and hard work. When success is derived from deceit, being sleazy, greedy, and treason, then these individuals are not worthy of respect or admiration.
    “And poverty isn’t an excuse for black to kill black, robbing somebody is one thing but why kill them?”
    No poverty is not an excuse to maim or kill.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-999572&h=KAQF8KOUM&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdMn71CFNwt4&h=_AQFl1lbO&s=1
    By the same token, the “Have-nots” are not going to remain silent and docile while the “Haves” flaunt wealth at the expense of the well being the many individuals who never had a chance to succeed. Constructive teamwork will strengthen families, reduce high unemployment, crime, and make for a safer, more prosperous community.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1075396&h=CAQFfKiin&s=1
    The U.S Constitution, the “Oath of Office”, the “rule of law” must be respected and followed by everyone, and this especially applies to the individuals in a position of authority.
    “All this black on black killing is just another form of coon entertainment for the white man, they’re enjoying it every time black kills black.”
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1061757&h=TAQHXQFc6&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-879577&h=AAQGVxc7c&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1041240&h=rAQH8c-au&s=1
    Be the perpetrator a small time street thug to the notorious university educated and affluent but treasonous Black lawyer, reverend, social worker, “Clarence Thomas” like Black on Black senseless acts of treason is shameful and deadly.

  154. MichaelLofton says:

    Source: Blacks Make Up 13% of Population, But 50% of Gun Deaths” by ybw, 1-23-14
    Selected comment: …
    “So why don’t black people get off their azz and get to work making the improvements? Why do we act like disabled people with no commonsense, and keep doing stupid things to impede progress. As much as we like to pretend most black people are poor broke and uneducated, many are doing well, I wonder why? There are successful people who were born in the hood and decided to break the cycle and others whose parents had the sense to get out the hood before having babies and continuing the cycle. And poverty isn’t an excuse for black to kill black, robbing somebody is one thing but why kill them? All this black on black killing is just another form of coon entertainment for the white man, they’re enjoying it every time black kills black.” -Devon Devine
     “Why do we act like disabled people with no commonsense, and keep doing stupid things to impede progress?”
    If you want to know that answer you should direct it at the very individuals who do stupid things that make no sense…i.e….you should ask the perpetrators, who are namely:
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1077389
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGzb6OOk3iw
    1. Using false pretenses to hold office, unethical, stealing taxpayer’s money, carpet-bagging, sleazy, disgraceful, treasonous, self-serving, elitist Black elected officials, etc.
    2. No good jackleg Black preachers and poverty pimps.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1068103&h=4AQGb9w47&s=1
    3. The “sellout and treasonous” segment of the Black affluent and middleclass.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1020266&h=JAQGKcRQ3&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-973780&h=BAQF2XIGn&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-921922&h=dAQH0w36C&s=1
    4. “Advising innocent Black men and women to plead no contest”…stating “forget about the Constitution keep it simple” university educated Black lawyers who should be disbarred.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-155551&h=qAQFMT8dZ&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-178499&h=nAQGzafzg&s=1
    5. University educated Black probation officers who make recommendations to place minors, including infants on probation.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-964897&h=EAQEptlGp&s=1
    6. University educated Black social workers, foster parents, etc., who conspire with treasonous Black elected officials, lawyers, and other individuals to break-up law abiding Black families for profit.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-892237&h=pAQGenV3f&s=1
    7. University educated and treasonous Black lawyers who use his or her expertise to acquit or dismiss court cases against individuals such as, no good stealing Black elected officials, preachers, and/or other misfits who betray law abiding and ethical Black men, women, and children.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1066151&h=MAQHbf6nT&s=1
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fireport.cnn.com%2Fdocs%2FDOC-1047814&h=qAQFMT8dZ&s=1
    8. University educated Black men and women in positions of influence who promote Amnesty/Dream Act for millions of foreign nationals and his or her anchor babies.
    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.africanamerica.org%2FfileSendAction%2FfcType%2F0%2FfcOid%2F128788938051977186%2FfilePointer%2F128788938052440503%2Ffodoid%2F128788938052440501%2FTHE_LA_SENTINEL.pdf&h=HAQGyywQa&s=1
    9. The “Yellow Journals” of Black America, one being the LA Sentinel Newspaper. These individuals are also college and/or university educated, who unfortunate publish falsehoods instead of the truth which is an indication of the true nature of the journalism as practiced by journalists employed by the owner of the Sentinel.
    10. Etc., etc.
    Items (1-10) are not the type of success story that any honorable Black man or woman would want any part of, but it is very real and prevalent in the Black community, as it pertains to the relationship between the underserved Black underclass and a perverted Black leadership.

  155. MichaelLofton says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGzb6OOk3iw 
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-217638 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwAioSrD_MQ 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5fmUikO6BE  
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZRJCs34g0k
    http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf
    LA County Charter, ARTICLE II, Section 4, Key phrase: “must reside therein during his incumbency, must have been such an elector for at least one year immediately preceding his election, and shall be elected by such district.” 
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359202/cory-bookers-problematic-tax-returns-editors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx06qb9rKgk 
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    YouTube: “The White Man Made Jesse Jackson Jr. Do It” by Promoting Common Sense One Person At A Time
    “They have indicted Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife and it is a tragic day in America….I don’t understand why Jesse Jackson, Jr. has to go to jail because it is not his fault, that the money was calling his name. I mean, The boy went to sleep and when he to sleep the money woke him up and said Jesse rise and spend me. It wasn’t his fault. I mean if you ask his Daddy he’ll tell you it wasn’t Jesse’s fault.
    Jesse Jackson, Sr. could you explain to the folks what really happened?
    Well, it is not Jesse’s fault. Let me tell you, it is the white man making Jesse take money. They put the money in front of Jesse. Jesse had to take the money. The money called his name. The money called his name when he traveled. The money made his mistress need that watch and other things. It’s not Jesse’s fault. I think we should sue the white man for making Jesse take the money. That is what we should do.
    Can I get an Amen. I’m sick of the oppression and suppression and rejection and subsection of the Black man. Jesse is innocent. I’m telling you the white man is the blame for putting the money in Jesse’s hands. They knew he was bipolar. If he is bipolar he very well can’t be blamed for this. It is not his fault. The white man needs to stop oppressing the coloreds. We are still at the back of the bus. Jesse Jr. needs to get off because the White man put the money in front of him.
    Thank you, Jesse Jackson, Sr.
    See that is the mentally of the liberal mindset, especially Jesse Jackson.
    See personally, I think it is money’s fault because Jesse Jackson Jr. the money should have known that he was going to steal it. You know just like the gun cause people to shoot innocent people. We ban guns we should ban money. That is the problem, if we had banned money Jesse Jackson, Jr. would never be in trouble, if we just ban the money. No more money in America Dammit. Let’s get money control. We start banning the money we don’t have to worry about the Black man being oppressed by these white folks trying to force them to steal money.
    Now let’s ban money, I’m going on a crusade. I’m want going to get all the Hollywood actors and actresses to go on a crusade and make videos about how money is banned.
    We should ban it, because is causing people of color, people of color, to steal the money.
    Now we know they are not the only ones. As a matter of fact there are some White people that done stole the money too, so I think on that note, Jesse Jackson, Jr. should not have to go to jail because some White people got off too.
    This is the logic I want to use to defend my client, Jesse Jackson, Jr. His wife put a lot of pressure on him to keep up with the Jones. In order to keep up with the Jones he had to steal the money. How do you think he is going to get his house redecorated if he does not steal the money?
    Now, You people are being unreasonable. As a matter of fact he should get a bonus because he only stole $750,000. Now technically that makes him a rich guy because Barack Obama said anybody making $250,000 or more was rich. So we are not going to get him on tax evasion and stealing the money, we are going to get him for being too damn rich. You need to be taxed Son because you were stealing too much money and made yourself rich and you know we are at war with the rich.
    Now why aren’t the media not saying anything about this rich spoiled brat who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. You know Jesse Jackson, Jr. would not have been elected if it wasn’t for his Daddy. Now come on now this is nepotism. Now Jesse was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he is a rich spoiled kid, why won’t the media say this. He stole the money because he is spoiled and rich.
    His Daddy had been ripping them off…You know his Daddy is a professional pimp…..He has been pimping and getting money for years.
    As a matter of fact why hasn’t Jackson Sr. ever go to jail for anything? I know that boy has got to have done something…to be stealing or something. It is not fair for Jesse Jackson, Jr. to go the jail and Jesse Jackson, Sr. get’s to stay out. As a matter of fact let’s make Jesse Jackson, Sr. the sacrificial lamb for Jesse Jackson, Jr. Come on Jesse, you need to at least go to jail for your son.
    Take the sins of your son up on you, my brother. Jesse Jackson, Sr. would you be the sacrificial lamb for your son? Well you know I would be the sacrificial lamb but it is not Jesse Jackson, Jr.’s fault. It is the white man’s fault so therefore I can’t be the sacrificial lamb. I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to let you suppress, oppress, depress, or Jew press me. Not going to happen. You might as well get another sacrificial lamb.
    How about let’s get a white man to be the sacrificial lamb for Jesse Jackson, Jr. That sounds like a winner to me. Can I get an Amen. That is what I think the problem is. The White man made Jesse Jackson, Jr. steal the money. Now let him off. As a matter of fact give him a couple million dollars.”- The White Man Made Jesse Jackson Jr. Do It” uploaded by Promoting Common Sense One Person At A Time, transcript.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-QKFWwz-8k&list=UUJ4t6E6kDQD0mZLI00JdTvw&feature=c4-overview
     
    All those Black folks out there placing all blame for the conditions of the Black community on a failing “Criminal Justice System”, racism, racist Caucasians, the Republican Party, former President George Bush, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh are out of tune with reality.

  156. RicardoJones says:

    On Thursday, February 6, 2014 2:30 PM, “james.tucker@africanamericanvoice.net” <james.tucker@africanamericanvoice.net> wrote:Mrs. McMahon
    Please don’t take my request personal. It has been brought to my attention that EEOC is failing the Black community nationwide. I know for a fact that Colorado Black educators have experienced discrimination in Colorado public, private/charter schools and EEOC has not taken action. In Denver, Denver Public Schools are the number one civil and human rights violators. Please contact Cozette Hammock-West or Annette Sills-Brown for additional information.
    Based on my findings, Black Communities United for Progress recommend you contact the Coalition for Change (C4C) and Mrs. Jordan can give specific information about how EEOC discriminates against Blacks when we file complaints. This is a national problem.
    Senator Mark Udall has an obligation to address these issues and stop playing games with the Black community. As I mentioned in the letter to him, February is Black History Month and the theme is Civil Right in America. We also celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is time for him to stop window dressing and enforce civil rights laws and hold government officials, agencies and other institutions receiving federal dollars accountable. Since I live within Colorado Springs School District 11 and this school district is the #1 Civil Rights Violator in Colorado Springs, I asked him to take action. I also asked him to take action when EEOC fails to take action on behalf of Blacks when they have valid cases.
    This is a mid-term election year and it is time he shows and demonstrates that he is upholding the law. I am talking about taking action against Civil Rights Violators. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is also a civil and human rights violator and the federal and state governments should not fund the agency. Senator Udall should be ashamed to waste taxpayers money and only contact Blacks during election year.
    We hope you join us in our efforts and encourage Senator Mark Udall to investigate EEOC unethical and unprofessional practices and take action to improve the performance of EEOC for Blacks when we file complaints.
    PS: Senator Mark Udall, since the Democrat Party takes Black votes for granted we are demanding that you take immediate action. Black Communities United for Progress are not going to support you for reelection if these issues are not addressed. Your Black connections are sell outs to the community because they have failed to represent us on these issues. Please! Please! Please don’t use them as a distraction from the real issues. We are also connected to other ethnic minority groups and they support our efforts.
    The game is over. We will not be ignored.
    I await your reply.
    James Tucker
    Black Communities United for Progress
    Juneteenth Caribbean State Director
    ——– Original Message ——–
    Subject: Re: [FWD: Expanding Opportunity this Black History Month]
    From: “PATRICIA MCMAHON” <PATRICIA.MCMAHON@EEOC.GOV>
    Date: Thu, February 06, 2014 10:37 am
    To: james.tucker@africanamericanvoice.net
    Good morning Dr. Tucker,
    I just read your email and read that you asked Senator Udall to stop EEOC employees, managers and the director from discriminating against Blacks when they file complaints by not properly investigating cases and not taking action to alleviate discrimination.
    Have you been receiving complaints that the EEOC-Denver Field Office is engaging in discrimination against African-Americans and not properly investigating their charges and/or not taking action to alleviate discrimination?
    If so, the Denver Field Office would like to address this issue. What would you recommend?
    Thank you in advance for helping us address this issue.
    -Patty

  157. jamesjohnson62 says:

    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???

  158. BillSchrier says:

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

  159. KathyBrown2 says:

    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.

  160. BlackIntelligence says:

    BillSchrier  You must be white.

  161. fecesispopmusic says:

    NasseraMalikDuCre As smart as you think you are you should learn to write in  paragraphs that are readable !

  162. RicardoJones says:

    GOP Senator Trent Lott was removed from the senate for Racial Coding 2002. Senator Tom Harkin used Racial Coding to confirm Obama appointee and Chair of EEOC Jacqueline Berrien. Harkin wanted all Black complaints of race discrimination dismissed at the Rogue EEOC. Berrien’s went back to EEOC and did the above request of Senator Tom Harkin. The above was done at Berrien’s confirmation hearing witnessed by House Representative Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn (11) NY.

  163. RicardoJones says:

    Affirmative Action gone Jim-Crow will rule day. The cowards have won. Hail to the President of cowards!

  164. mrshipp9 says:

    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?!!!!!!!

  165. cherrysberries says:

    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!

  166. cherrysberries says:

    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!

  167. cherrysberries says:

    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!

  168. cherrysberries says:

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

  169. frankretired1 says:

    BlackIntelligence BillSchrier He must be HONEST!!!

  170. RicardoJones says:

    The Obama adminstration covered-up the Race discrimination of 100’s of young Black’s at Conde Nast done by Atrium Staff LLC for Conde Nast 2008. EEOC Trial Attorney Louis Graziano and St John’s Professor took a payoff with others at EEOC-NYDO to dismiss the above complaint by William Keck (Office MGR) and Judith Yancey (Payroll MRG). Atrium Staff owned by South African Whites?

  171. zaidemeit says:

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

  172. BlackRobbb says:

    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.

  173. dedav2222 says:

    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.

  174. Stickhoss says:

    frankretired1 BlackIntelligence BillSchrier  Yeah I got a chip, you wanna come knock it off. BillSchrier An old tired Frank. You lazy sob’s miss slavery, don’t cha?.

  175. frankretired1 says:

    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.

  176. KathyBrown2 says:

    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.

  177. BlackRobbb says:

    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…

  178. BlackRobbb says:

    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”.

  179. BlackRobbb says:

    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.

  180. CarolParks says:

    @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.

  181. CarolParks says:

    @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.

  182. Regrenee says:

    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.

  183. BlackRobbb says:

    Regrenee BlackRobbb

  184. DanitaFord says:

    frankretired1 Stickhoss BlackIntelligence BillSchrier okay we had nice area to live in but what happen to that the drug ronald regan used to tried to kill the black community with demolish  that and no one want to help fix our cities . we all like nice thing regardless your people are not the only ones who .like nice things remember we have class we used to have to keep your people house clean from way back so that is were we learned about class  because before we were not able to have our do any thing and why,Because your kind always thought that your people were the ones.So now that we do have blacks with money you think that we should not say anything well i think not
    And it also a lot of whit man who do not take care of there kids as well  and they kill there whole families  crime is every were and do not get me start on your people crimes since way back .and looks to me that all your young kids want to be thugs as well and if not thugs they go to schools and shoot up little kids. So how about later on that!!

  185. DanitaFord says:

    MichaelLofton all i can say to this all the president have did the same thing  so what was the difference because he is black and he is enjoying what the white presidents enjoyed,

  186. frankretired1 says:

    DanitaFord MichaelLofton Say what now?

  187. DanitaFord says:

    frankretired1 DanitaFord MichaelLofton what do you mean say what it is the same shit that akll the other president have said and did for years it only he is black so what should he do .He is doing the same things and the next president is going to do the same thing as well .Watch and see you better enjoy while you can because it is going to be bad for every one of all races
    SAY WHAT TO THAT

  188. frankretired1 says:

    BlackRobbb BillSchrier Sho your right!

  189. essencereynolds27 says:

    I Agree with every single word , right down to the last letter… I love to see any black person make it… but the she used “us” for ratings and then once the going got better she turned the lights off for “us” and “OWN” for them. I was done with anything about her back in the 90’s. As I understand it she can’t bring black Americans up so she goes over to other countries… speculate … That her handlers are not allowing her to do it here to keep us at bay.. but out of the country is different. . Let’s just keep it real… If you can imagine all of these black people in power building all black things and pulling our talented people up and giving us an opportunity to work not only for them but with them and build from their … you and I know both white people Will NEVER let that happen but I tell who is…not will but is…. Jesus… The first will be LAST and the LAST will be FIRST… just sit back and watch…

  190. kiki100 says:

    Regrenee BlackRobbb all whit ee talks about is his hate for us.

  191. kiki100 says:

    CarolParks  Yet you are on many posts! Troll be gone! This is about how oprah used theblack community in one instance.  I still support oprah  but how did you get here?

  192. BlackRobbb says:

    essencereynolds27 I peeped Oprah long, long, long ago. If you’re old enough like I am, you will remember a gentleman by the name of Phil Donahue. Donahue was based in Chicago and was THE talk show titan at that time. To even survive a few months going up against him in the ratings, you needed a massive “hook”. Oprah’s hook was her constant and steady debasement and vilification of American black males. Remember the whole “I was sexually abused by my male cousins at age 12” shtick she had going on at that time? 

    White soccer moms in the south and midwest at that sh#@ up like mountain lions consuming a deer! Denigrating black men is how Oprah not only survived vs. Donahue, but thrived. 
    http://www.chicagonow.com/life-as-i-see-it/2011/01/oprah-winfrey-owned-shes-still-a-big-fat-fraud/

    And you will notice that any time she’s on TV giving something away, it’s always to some white soccer mom in Kansas, or Nebraska, or to some black girls in South Africa or Kenya. You never see her doing a damned thing for black people in this country because she despises and utterly abhors them.

    Any African-American who supports this soulless piece of sh#@ is a God damned fool! And that’s being kind.  

    http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/01/arts/donahue-vs-winfrey-a-clash-of-talk-titans.html

  193. essencereynolds27 says:

    You are on Point!! and to add to your BLAST!! Don’t sleep on “Ricki Lake” either she was rated second too Mrs. “OWN”, back then. She had the same producer as Mr. Donahue, her “bothersome”, topics got her the boot , as I seen her try to switch it up a little bit towards the end of her talk show but Mrs. OWN already turned the leaf before Mrs. Lake. What I mostly admired about Mrs. Lake was , to me she had an even everyday REALSTIC approach and even balance, she held EVERY FREAKEN, race accountable for their actions be it good or bad… she put “US” hairstylist and the Make up artist on a platform within “OUR” culture. ” hair wars”, just to name one out of many shows . She made smart moves and gave many black people with talent a voice and I notice as I was keeping an eye on Mrs. OWN she would try to steal her views or stay ahead of her direction.
    I’m not suggesting that your competitors shouldn’t keep you on your toes but what I’m suggesting is “GET YOUR ORIGINAL STANCE and STICK TO IT” and don’t back down and for that I have mad respect for her .
    Mrs. Lakes producers didn’t like real everyday issues or success story plots, accusing Mrs. Lake of hiring the participants of the show to be fraudulent stories Mrs. Lake had our views after “we” discovers Mrs. OWN was out for self … witch indeed she was and still is.
    I’ll be the first to say and I’m sticking to it .. I do not think nor believe that any made black entertainer owes “anything” so what that said their is no need for “us” to keep buying or supporting their sh…. since they don’t some how feel that “we helped them gain their success” so keeping it real I do not own buy or go see anything black or white … If and only if my people gives “US” opportunities and platforms with all this talent we have that is will you will get my vote , purchase or support, the old saying goes f me once shame on you and I cut the third one out f.. me twice shame on myself and it’s a wrap. ..
    I just can’t imagine being in a position or given an opportunity to pull and send my money down into my own community build shhh for us open up shhh and hiring my own what is the issue with that every other race have been doing if forever …. what “they scared we are going to “OWN” everything yeaha like I said
    .The last shall be FIRST and the FIRST shall be last!!! Just sit back and watch

  194. Shawn Smith says:

    BlackRobbb essencereynolds27 
    Man! I hear you brother!
    Somebody on here told me Ope put up a a whole subdivision down there in Houston, I didnt believe it until I did my own research. I have to admit I feel she could have built a school over here, but then again, those chirren over there are eager to learn math and sciences period. We parents need to show our churren the value of studying and SELECTING the right career choice.
    I dont expect Ope to give hand out CASH, but least get with some of those other Black Elite and help put some hope back in the hood.  After School Centers is NOT enough. And I tell you something else, these Churches have to step up their game too. One Black church near me has even adopted an elementary school taking an interest in the mostly Black students progress.

  195. CarolParks says:

    How low can you go?
    Oprah Winfrey, had tremendous SUCCESS, because ALL WOMEN could relate to her. THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING BLACK,IT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING A WOMAN. For the first time in television history, there was a down to earth, REAL, woman that other women could relate to.
    She shared her life stories, and had other people on that shared theirs. She did have a mostly white audience, although I would say about 25% were Black. She became a BILLIONAIRE, & was one of the smartest women in the business as she owned a percentage in her show, & later owned her own network.
    Being RAPED, especially by family members is absolutely horrific. ANYONE SAYING SHE WAS VILIFYING BLACK MALES OR INSINUATING THAT SHE WAS LYING ABOUT THAT, IS BEYOND IGNORANT.
    That was a very painful time in her life that she still had the effects from. She had a very rough childhood, & the violence of rape is not a subject to be mocked. Family members that had raped her was certainly not an easy subject, nor a pleasant one. But, one of the reasons she became so popular is because she showed ALL WOMEN how to have real strength, & courage.
    All women admired her, & loved her because they could relate to her. Most men do not understand that, but to say she was vilifying anyone is absolutely ignorant as it is CLEAR they were rapists, & she was the VICTIM.
    She had many subjects on her show over the years, & talked about how women can become stronger, self reliant, & how important an education is. She talked about domestic abuse, & helped many on her show to get out of that kind of relationship. Oprah Winfrey will always be a HERO to most women who were lucky enough to see any of her shows.
    She also brought Maya Angelou into the spotlight by having her on her show. Maya Angelou, was such an amazing, talented woman, who brought a feeling of calmness, & peace to all.
    Oprah Winfrey has given tremendously to many charities both here & abroad. Her money is hers, SHE EARNED IT, but she has a loving, giving heart, & has blessed many with her generosity.
    Jealousy is a very evil thing, & I really believe there is so much jealousy out there, over many famous, successful people.
    Extreme admiration should be given to Oprah, & others who have climbed out of poverty, & made an amazing life for themselves, against the worst odds available.

  196. CarolParks says:

    When it comes to being benevolent and giving to charity, one person comes to mind: Oprah Winfrey.
    She has donated millions of dollars to various charities and organizations, with most of her money going to three foundations: The Angel Network, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation.
    Using her talk to show to publicize The Angel Network, Winfrey has said that 100% of any donation you give, goes directly towards funding a project. Some examples of the projects are The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast.
    The Oprah Winfrey Foundation is run exclusively by Oprah Winfrey. (You can not donate to this organization, because it’s funded by an endowment.) The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation was initially created in 2007 to give money towards the Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Through these organizations, Winfrey has truly established herself as an altruistic person. She has extended her arm and influence far and wide throughout the world.
    Besides these organizations, Oprah has volunteered her time with other, various charities. Oprah signed a wooden dog bone for an auction that will benefit the Mississippi Animal Rescue League. Oprah also gave 300 members of her audience $1000 each to donate to a charity of their choice. Winfrey helped design and signed a pair of shoes for the Stuart Weitzman charity shoe auction benefiting ovarian cancer awareness and research.
    Oprah is also a big supporter of the Clinton Foundation, which supports many causes including treating HIV and AIDS and fighting climate change. She donates to Project Cuddle, which rescues hundreds of babies from abandonment and abuse every year. She is one of the largest contributors to Free The Children, an organization dedicated to building schools for children in developing countries. Oprah has also auctioned off some of the cars from her collection for charity.
    On The Oprah Winfrey Show, she has talked about various issues including the importance to donate to charity. Winfrey also created http://www.oprah.com, a website that shows information related to her show, book club, and, of course, public charity. On top of all this, Oprah also has a will that will donate 1 billion dollars to charity.
    Oprah Winfrey is, beyond all doubt, one of the greatest philanthropists in the 21st century.

  197. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks I don’t see that many black women supporting her. It’s mostly vapid white soccer moms in the south and midwest who have boring-as-hell lives and try to live vicariously through this fat heffa. That’s because most of the times she’s giving shit away, it’s to one of these women. No wonder they swing from her girdle like they do…

    You don’t even know what charities Ofrah has given to without Googling it. You’re just parroting the standard party line you’ve heard so many times before. Has she blessed you or anyone you know? NO.
    How many people have been guilt tripped into joining Ofrah on her bullshit weight loss crusade, only to later lose their lives. Luther Vandross is one who comes to mind, but I know there are many other. Ofrah is conceited, fake, self-serving, agenda-oriented, self-absorbed and a bully. On top of all of that, not everyone is a fan of Ofrah:
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    “O” would be more aptly titled “O My God, I’m Fat, Unattractive, and a Liberal Fraud”, maybe “Uh O!”, when you consider the artist cleverness it takes to produce that rag from cover to finish.

    LMAO!! This rant is so dead on! When the big “news” came out last month that Orca had gained 40 pounds and was fat again, all the morning talk and news shows, and even the cable news shows, discussed it. As they displayed the new cover of her ragazine, with side by side pics of the formerly thin Orca and the presently fat Orca, they ridiculously proclaimed that Orca was so “brave” and honest. 

    I immediately predicted that her reason for doing this was because she would be launching yet another diet and exercise series once the new year rolled in, and that these clueless idiots were duped into giving her tons of free press. Sure enough, that’s exactly what she did this past week (not that I would ever watch her show, but I read and heard about it).

    Orca is a complete fraud, and that’s how she was able to pimp the Obamessiah onto her sheeple that follow her. Why anyone would take diet and exercise advice from Orca and any of her “experts” is beyond me. Whatever she is doing, or they are advising her to do, is clearly NOT working. She’s the ultimate yo yo dieter, and she’s made a lot of money off that!

    I LOVE your blog, and am so happy to have found it!

    (NJ-Woman)

    =======================================

    Gaining and losing weight to make $$$ is truly about as low as one can go.

  198. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks
    Anonymous • http://theblacksphere.net/2009/01/oprah-the-fat-fraud/#comment-750628092
    ROFL!! Totally on target depiction of Owful. I could never stand her. She is the female equivalent of Obama (funny how they&#39re both known by the letter “O” isnt it?) egowise. I know a lot of people in “the industry” and have heard many comments and stories about her over the years. NO ONE can stand her. The people who have worked for her, or otherwise had to deal with her, the celebs and their staffs, never heard one complimentary thing about her.
    This is what really disgusts me about her: a couple of years ago I had to start taking my Dad to the Dr all the time. I spent a lot of time in waiting rooms & glanced at her mags occasionally. Something struck me as odd & then I realized it was that SHE IS ON THE COVER EVERY MONTH!! How insanely egomanical is that? The world is full of beautiful people and beautiful sights, but Owful wants her mug & bod on every cover of her mag! Bizarre!
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  199. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    Anyone can always find posts that are against any celebrity, just as I could post many that praise Oprah. So that is nothing, except someone’s opinion.
    Apparently your opinion is very low of Oprah, & nothing, not even facts would change your mind.
    But, talking about her appearance, is very sexist, & very ignorant. It is NOT about her looks, ( which I believe she is VERY ATTRACTIVE), but more importantly ” who she is”, & that is defined by her personality, & actions.
    I will leave it at that, except to say that she is one of the most powerful, & richest women in the world, because of her BRAINS, & I say, MORE POWER TO HER.

  200. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    Luther Vandross, whom I personally loved his music, was an adult who was losing weight for health reasons. I am sure he was under a Dr’s care. An adult makes his own decisions, & Oprah had nothing to do with his early demise.

  201. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    “Vandross died on July 1, 2005 at JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey at the age of 54.[18] His apparent cause of death was a heart attack.”
    He also had diabetes, & hypertension, that ran in his family. The stroke he had earlier, really affected his health. It’s a terrible loss, as he brought so much joy to so many.

  202. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Oprah is an ugly b*t#@ who is hated by more people than Fidel Castro and Martha Stewart combined. The fact that you think so highly of her reveals a lot about you and just how vapid, empty and clueless you are about human character. You admire because she has money you will never have, no other reason. If she was a broke black woman, you wouldn’t think twice to wipe the heel of your shoe on her, so who the hell are you kidding?
    Keep your self-serving b.s. in the closet where it belongs.

  203. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    The more you post, the more people realize you’re full of BS! Oprah Winfrey is one of the most popular women in the country, & the world.
    Your INSECURITY, JEALOUSY, & IGNORANCE is on Blast, with every stupid word you write. Oprah could care less what you think, as well as anyone with a brain.
    Her money bothers YOU, it definitely doesn’t bother me, as I am more then comfortable, & happy for her to be so successful.
    You are revealing all of your little insecurities. Go get help, you desperately need it.

  204. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Her money doesn’t bother me. Her arrogance and obnoxiousness does. You support her because you are an overweight, vapid, brainless drone lacking the cognitive abilities to resist being a cheerleader. 

    The only thing on “blast” is the fact that you are a pale, overweight couch potato who lives vicariously through other women. Maybe if you got off your fat ass once in awhile and did something yourself, you wouldn’t feel the need to cheer lead for every woman who does. 
    I’m pointing you towards help — the nearest local gym!

  205. mrshipp9 says:

    This is such an impressive display of fatuity by a writer who is drowning in cliches and adolescent gossip supported by her hot airs supporters.  Two quick examples because since the article is personal chit chit I have no objections to haters and the misinformed loud-mouthing in our democratic society.  But be aware that intelligent readers and thinkers know fluff instantly!  First, this silly woman repeats the stupid cliche that the black elite separates themselves from ordinary blacks.  Nonsense.  The black elite is the only ethnic group unlike both other people of color and white ethnics, that still feels and keeps connection to its poor at a far greater rate than the other ethnics. If she would have done some research beyond her own little small circle and mainstream media diet, the real facts would have hit her in the face. Further, though their families are first, this elite in major ways has contributed, from the financial to legal to emotional to inspirational, to our community. Stop perpetuating antiquated notions that indicate a thirst for the spotlight but caught naked without depth, the Wendy Williams way!

    Second, who is going to take this silly woman serious when she clams to know Oprah’s heart and mind thus her dumb and in-certifiable psychological portrait: “Oprah Winfrey, a billionaire, still seem so desperate for white acceptance?” This kind of personal animus from a person that does not know Oprah but feels that she has a “girlfriend’s right” to keep it real had me laughing but confirms my suspicion of why we really don’t have a rigorous, innovative black magazine.  We allow this kind of energize mush to pass off as critical thinking or even journalism.  The prose is so pretensions and singular but I did appreciate her laundry list!  Is this sister faking especially when she starts her article with “Are the natives restless again?”  No, but the haters are out and like most self-referential haters, intelligence need not bother with their glass houses. 
    The article was so transparent not about Oprah but about Yvette.
    Where are the seasoned and creative editors for this damn magazine?!!

  206. CarolParks says:

    @mrshipp9,
    THANK-YOU! I applaud your comments loudly. As far as seasoned & creative writers go, I have yet to see one on this site.
    This is more like a gossip site, & one that is intended to bring about hate, & to rip apart any Black person who has success. It is also a place to try & make people think that All white people are evil, & racist. Never mind judging people as individuals.
    And the last point, so many articles written on here, lack facts, & most of the story. They edit another writers story, & post it on here. Exactly, like Fake Fox Lies does. This is a very toxic site, with little or no facts. Just think what it could be with reputable writers.

  207. KismetShedid says:

    Let her fight her own battles? No! All battles black people have to fight everyday, with all our black Males getting killed by Cops and ordinary people trying to play Cop, and all the get is a slap on the wrist just because y’all white people categorize use as very aggressive and you all are intimidate by us, you want to justify that by gunning us like animals because it’s an unspoken code with white people so Hell yea, that’s our problem now, we need to stick together more often!!!

  208. yehuel says:

    TARTBOND yehuel  You have all symptoms of a Down Low Brother like that Mulatto Faggot- Pharaoh Obama!- You love yourself some Obama- you Dam Fool!  keep your stupidity deep within your head!  Its dangerous for the innocent people around you!

  209. CarolParks says:

    As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show – the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation’s only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons—which, for fourteen years, she’s shared in O, The Oprah Magazine’s widely popular “What I Know For Sure” column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.
    Oprah Winfrey, is a Blessing, & an INSPIRATION for all, especially women. She has opened the door, so many more women can find success, & follow in her footsteps.

  210. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks Carol, Oprah is the third Black Billionaire.  The first two are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson.

  211. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb CarolParks 
    Thank you for telling the truth about Oprah.  I remember Oprah had some women on her show regarding abuse and disciplining their children.  Oprah had one black woman and the rest were white.  Oprah and those white women who served time for abusing their children jumped all over this black woman.
    The black woman admitted she needed some help but the big Opie would not have it.  I stopped watching her  hypocritical a$$.

  212. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    I stand corrected, you are absolutely right. I believe Beyoncé, & JayZ, are close to being billionaires also. I say the more the merrier!
    Love your name BTW. 😀

  213. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks Thank you.

    Actually the Johnsons were first, then Oprah and unless he dropped in the ratings, Diddy was next.

  214. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest CarolParks People forget that Oprah was only able to compete with Phil Donahue by disparaging black men and telling the “woe is me” tale of how her older male cousins in Alabama and Milwaukee sexually abused her. White soccer moms jumped all over that and never let go. If not for her “black men are bad” shtick, Donahue would have blown her off the talk TV map. If you don’t believe me, research it. I remember it vividly.

  215. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Self-serving white liberals point to blacks like Oprah and say “See, blacks in America aren’t doing badly at all! Hoooo-rah!”
    Money? Oprah has plenty. Character? Oprah has none. 
    If this woman is an “inspiration” to you, perhaps you need to get out more.

  216. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb, @Queenofmeanest,
    Rob will you ever learn? I doubt it. The Fact that Oprah was raped as a child, is No joke. The fact that her relatives that did this were Black, has Nothing to do with it. There is not a culture in this world that has escaped having rapists, including child rapists. Oprah was one of the first women to bring this subject up, & many women of all colors identified with that.
    The reason she was so popular is because she was not afraid to talk about anything. It was a show meant for all women, of every color. That is why women loved her. She had no hatred in her heart, & tried to help everyone. I am sure you will never understand that, but that doesn’t change the facts. And never did she try & make people hate Black men, that is absurd. Her boyfriend of over 20 years is Black. It seems all you see is color, & not individual people. It’s your loss.

  217. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb, No I don’t believe Black Americans are all doing great. Jobs are not there, & when they are they don’t pay enough, nor have enough benefits.
    My reasoning on the more the merrier, is that when you have Black Americans, & other non-whites with wealth & power it helps towards making things more equal. Obviously we have a very long way to go in that department.

  218. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest CarolParks 
    I remember and I liked Donahue.  He talked about issues and Oprah was all about fluff.

  219. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    I have a major problem with a woman paying her man’s child support.   Stedman has mooched off Oprah long enough to pay his child support.

    How do I know?  I know his baby’s mamma and her mother worked alongside my mother.

  220. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    Blacks had wealth in the past.  It is called “Black Wallstreet” and Rosewood.
    My father barely survived Rosewood.

  221. queenofmeanest says:

    Shawn Smith BlackRobbb essencereynolds27 
    I have not heard about the subdivision in Houston.  I will research that and get back to you.

  222. queenofmeanest says:

    TARTBOND yehuel 

    I see someone’s little bastard child is out trying to play grown up. 
    I suggest that you’d better bring your “A” game and you’d better have
    enough “bytch” in your a$$ to back up what you just said.

    What
    would you know about sucking dick?  Hmmm, you act like that you cannot
    get it up while trying to figure out if playing with your self is
    against the Law of G’d or you think he ain’t watching.
    You are such a childish turd.  Stop trolling and go back to Romper Room little girls.

  223. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND I vividly remember you bending over in the shower for Jerry Sandusky. And you enjoyed it!

  224. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Being raped as a pre-teen justifies demonizing an entire race of men? That would be like demonizing all white men for the actions of Jerry Sandusky.

    Rape is a horrible crime. That doesn’t justify making every man suffer for the actions of a twisted few. I’ve never raped or sexually assaulted anyone, and never will. The same goes for most black men.

    Oprah was popular because white feminazis and white soccer moms propped her up and deified her. That doesn’t mean she’s a good person. She’s not. She’s done more for white women in the midwest than she has for any other demographic. She despises black men and this has been reflected in her show topics and actions over the years. Her shows are nothing more than glorified gawk-fests for vapid people like you. 
    Women don’t love Oprah. White women love Oprah. Get it right.
    My question to you is “When will YOU ever get it?”

  225. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest CarolParks  Phil was genuine. Oprah is fake as a four dollar bill.

  226. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest CarolParks Stedman is a neutered house pet and provides a heterosexual “cover” for Oprah, who is probably a closet lesbian. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least. However, such news would probably devastate Carol and drive her to drink.

  227. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest CarolParks 
    LOL

  228. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb TARTBOND 
    ROFLMAO

  229. queenofmeanest says:

    TARTBOND BlackRobbb queenofmeanest CarolParks 
    TARTY, what is your obsession with dicks and sucking cocks?  Are you suffering from malnutrition?  Did you run out of toilet paper and need that extra touch to clean your a-hole out?
    Equiring mind.

  230. lighthead says:

    queenofmeanest CarolParks She is actually the fourth. and the Johnson’s are 2nd and 3rd. I forget the guys name but he own a food company. He is dead now.

  231. queenofmeanest says:

    beatrice foids which included borden. his first name was Reginald. His wife is Asian.

  232. queenofmeanest says:

    KEEP TALKING

  233. MorganaLeFay says:

    BlackRobbb Your comment can be construed as extremely offensive. In a society where it is extremely difficult for women to speak candidly about sexual abuse, you sure aren’t helping by disparaging her experiences as a “woe is me” tale. That is extremely heartless. I am sure if one of your female relatives went through the same experience, you wouldn’t want to hear someone else dismiss that as “woe is me.”

    I can understand if you are displeased with the negative portrayal of black men in the media. But the way you have gone about it is outrageous to be honest.

  234. MorganaLeFay says:

    BlackRobbb I agree with you that rape is not an excuse to demonise black men. 

    However, Oprah has done many things for Africans- check out those schools she built in Africa as a start.

  235. MorganaLeFay says:

    CarolParks Well, you cannot deny that in terms of race, America still has a long way to go.

  236. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND You’re a 12 year old little weirdo who’s still traumatized from what Jerry Sandusky did to him. Get some therapy, son.

  237. BlackRobbb says:

    MorganaLeFay I would never minimize the impact of rape. However, making $$$ from featuring a prevalent sex crime is what you should be “outraged” about. 
    Oprah is a pimp who cares very little about actual rape victims. She merely used her experience to elicit empathy for herself personally. Do you actually think she cares about women in general? You’re smarter than that, I assume. 
    Oprah is about Oprah and building her “brand”. Anyone with a fourth grade education can see that.

  238. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest You’re right. I think his wife was Filipino.

  239. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND I made your mother swallow last night. She wiped her chin when she finished.

  240. essencereynolds27 says:

    Hello queenofmeanest, Shawn Smith, and BlackRobbb. I have started a war on this site… actually the editor did..lol… let me put it to everyone else besides (us), like this. Plain and Freaken Simple. I don’t and I’m pretty sure the names spelled out above would agree Opha.. doesn’t owe ANYBODY Cllllllllearly anything, now since that’s out of the way…
    The REAL issue on this article witch I could name and or include OTHERS but I won’t waste my time because we are talking about OPHA…. her story about being abused and so on and so fourth as ZERO to do with the STRUGGLE because that shhhhh… is REAL.
    Now let’s move on and talk about STRUGGLE, (as a BLACK American) because I’m not AFRICAN .. didn’t agree to that is was before I was born and before my time anyway…. (another topic….
    So OPHA DIDN’T do ANYTHING different in her freaken life then the AVERAGE struggling person who perused a (acting, singing, blah blah all the way to washing clothes and cleaning bathrooms for a living. Our creator had already pre written everyone’s live before you took your first breathe straight out your mothers womb.. so with that said the POINT in reference, what (WE THE PEOPLE) expect for the UPPITY N___ fill in the blank. .. or the TRUE (OTHERS). Is missing the POINT of is. If anyone of us had an opportunity to be as successful in our live time, we would I sure hand the MONEY down , picking up all relatives that have an had been working in banking, barbering, hairstylist, book keeping, cooking , good with fixing cars, sewing, child care workers, and the list goes on and on … These relatives open up businesses and keep the MONEY in our community DUAH… and before you even think to type one word if there is no or few relatives in your family that could do any or none then you reach out and go to places that have these talents … they have all kinds of ways for instance CAREER BUILDER, we can pretty much tell who is who ( based on name) even if she wanted to name any of those business after her it doesn’t matter .. WE are talking about competition at its best with all the (OTHERS).
    That’s not going to happen because OPHA and the rest of those UPPITY N____ and the OTHERS would kick her a…. right of her HIGH horse so what do you do ?”act like your “helping”, by using US to keep those pockets laced TILLY PERRY is another one on that end… making movies that reference SLAVERY so her community can March their a… right to the box office and by that high a… popcorn and drinks … problem solved …
    That money is going over to AFRICA helping with a loss loss “feed the hungry” example: I decided I wanted to help back in the early 90’s, I was a young girl back then I saw this girl on the television broke my heart as I’ve always been a giver even in my time of need anyway, I started the donations and they sent me a little girl, in less the two weeks that little girl went from being like 7, 8 to around 15-years-old … I was like, “What the hell just happen! and they are still running that exact same “feed the hungry” foolery” til this day… so with OPHA and Jun bug money them to together NOBODY and everybody else that gives should be over their thirsty or hungry … As for OPHA opening anything in some states well the issue isn’t rather or not she opens up a business the issue is allowing her people gain the opportunities that otherwise couldn’t. …peace……..

  241. queenofmeanest says:

    HEY
    TARTY,

    From
    the tenore praesentium of your rants, I am quite sure that you
    have certain psychopathic indicators in your personality scale such
    as obsessive-compulsive disorder, sexual addition and/or
    Schizophrenia.

    There
    is an old saying that applies to you and your sexual abuse addition
    and it goes like this “He who is ruled by his appetite belongs
    to the enemy.” Your
    rantings, sexual fantasies of having a grown male penis with a couple
    stands of fur surrounding it, fantasies of male superiority and
    bullying is just the rantings of a little boy or should I say serial
    rapist. Not that of a full grown adult male.

    I
    know it hurts you to know not all Black people worship your boi
    Obama. The intelligent, logically and critically thinking Black folk
    just ain’t into him. If one were to do their research, which you are
    not capable of doing, you would find out that Obama is the 7th
    black President of this country. He is just the first black
    President of African descent.

    Your
    rantings is just that. Rantings of a brat who is sadly disappointed
    that his hero Obama is not worshiped by everybody. A sad little boy
    who is severely disappointed that his dreams of hope and change have
    failed to uplift him even for a artificial moment, a moment of a hint
    of respect and prosperity. Perhaps a glimmer of hope in the ghetto
    one frequents but is too sorry and lazy to work hard to get out of.

    In
    a world of make believe, maybe that would happen. A happening of not
    selling drugs or one’s friends and relatives as a prostitute just to
    keep the lights on. A happening of less anger at oneself because
    things did not come out the way it was planned.

    Obama
    fed you a story of lies which included fairy tales and a life of make
    believe. One thing Obama promised and came true is that there would
    be change, but you are the one who has to change. Obama put the
    800lb gorilla on your back.

    Your
    obsession with unnatural sexual acts and sexual organs is a
    addiction. A addiction non the less. Your abusive, violent sexual
    rantings and fantasies is “your” culturally imperialistic
    orientation where you are trying to make humanity fit into your sick
    mold of sexual idiosyncrasies.

    You
    have not provided anything positive about Obama, instead of providing
    any form of proof, you responded with your childish cock rants. How
    very grown up of you. Guess what? A black woman had to do your work
    for you.

    Shameful.
    Isn’t it?

    Sorry
    buddy, that is not this world’s problem and it is certainly not the
    problems for the posters on this particular board. Take
    your anger and your imaginary penis elsewhere.

    From
    now on stay out of grown folks conversation until you fully mature to
    carry on a adult conversation.

  242. queenofmeanest says:

    Reginald Lewis of Beatrice Foods.  I think his half brother is running the company now.

  243. queenofmeanest says:

    yehuel 
    The truth is:  Yahweh did not father a child of wedlock.  Remember Mary and Joseph were betrothed.  Not married.

  244. queenofmeanest says:

    yehuel 
    Everything you said in this post is true with the exception of Yahweh Ben Yahweh.

  245. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    I know nothing of Stedman’s personal life, nor Oprah’s, so I will take your word for that. Every child needs child support, both financial, & physical.
    I never saw many of Oprah’s shows, the few I saw I liked. The fact that she had everything against her, poverty, being Black, being a woman, & yet against all odds became a billionaire and created her own brand, & companies to me was extremely inspiring. I find her to be extremely intelligent.
    Maya Angelou, I greatly admired also. What a great loss, but she was very close to Oprah, and I just like them both very much.

  246. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb, I didn’t see many of Oprah’s shows. You say she demonized Black men. Telling the truth about being raped, to me does not demonize all Black men. It does tell the truth about some of her family members. So unless you are referring to something else, I don’t know why you keep saying that it demonizes all Black men.
    When someone commits a crime, it’s that person, not everyone else that might have the same culture, religion, etc. So, I can’t believe that Oprah would say because she was attacked by a family member, that all Black men are like that. That would be extremely ignorant.

  247. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb, @MorganaLeFay, you don’t personally know Oprah, so how on earth can you assume why she did anything or if she cares or not? Actions speak louder then words, & her actions have always been about helping others.
    MorganaLeFay, is correct, it’s extremely difficult to talk about rape, & it leaves scars on a woman for life. Oprah is no different, & the fact that it happened to her as a child more then once is horrendous. Anyone should be able to understand that. I am sure if that had been your Mom, sister, wife, or daughter you would not be saying or thinking they were trying to make money from telling the very painful truth.
    You can dislike her all you want, but her being a victim of rape is something you can never understand because you are not a woman. And once again color has nothing to do with rape.

  248. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,,
    Forgive me for being so late with my response. I have been totally wrapped up in baseball, & my S.F. Giants. Today was the parade. 😀
    Okay, yes I know about Black Wallstreet, & studied that years ago. Also Rosewood. I always wondered, & maybe I am being naive here, but I always did wonder if Black Wallstreet had been in San Francisco, instead of Oklahoma if that would have made a difference. It certainly does show the real evil of the white KKK , & the unthinkable ignorance that prevailed.
    Rosewood, was another horrible example of that time. Of course look at Florida today, & you really have to wonder if things have changed all that much. Actually, whether you like this President or not, his being elected seems to have brought out every racist from under their rock.
    You seem to have a very rich, & important history in your family’s past. I am glad your Father survived Rosewood, but horrified at what happened in the past, & right now in this country.

  249. CarolParks says:

    @MorganaLeFay,
    I absolutely agree, only a fool would deny that.

  250. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND queenofmeanest Obama wasn’t elected and re-elected. He was SELECTED and re-SELECTED. Get it right, imbecile.

  251. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND They ran out of your meds at Walgreen’s again?

  252. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks And you don’t personaly know Ofrah, so how can you attest to her character or sing her praises the way you do? 
    Again, rape is a horrible crime that should be punished beyond the fullest extent of the law, but you probably don’t remember the early days of her show and how she cut her teeth disparaging and demonizing black men. 
    Daytime TV shows don’t decrease violent crime and never have. What daytime TV shows do is make $$$ for its producer. You’re getting that, I see.

  253. BlackRobbb says:

    TARTBOND Did you pull that eggplant outta your @$$ yet, fudge boy?

  254. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks You seem very naive and don’t understand what motivates people when it comes to money. 
    I understand that you belong to the Cult of Ofrah, but at some point you have to take the blindfold off and see reality. 
    Just because she’s a woman with lots of money and influence in a world typically reserved for men like that doesn’t mean that her heart and motives have been pure. 
    It’s amazing that you claim to be educated, yet you’re this gullible and delusional. Did you grow up in a small town in Idaho or Wyoming?

  255. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    I have always been in school, or worked so daytime T.V., is not something I can attest to. But, the few times I did see her show, it seemed she was always being positive, & trying to help people. I know for a fact she has given millions to charity, & built those schools in Africa for girls. Also Maya Angelou whom I greatly admired, was a big supporter of Oprah.
    The downgrading of Black men would not be something I would agree with, nor support. If she did that, then I certainly would not agree with her at all.

  256. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    You really made me laugh on this post to me. Anyway, I don’t believe that I am naive’, but I do try & always see the best in people. I try to be as positive as possible, and I was born, & grew up in San Francisco. 5th generation.

  257. MCarolyn1003 says:

    Tell it Queenofmeanest!

  258. leroyislove says:

    CarolParks You can’t help black people.  They teach there children that if someone helps you, use them for all they got.  They also teach get stuff from people but don’t contribute back.  oh man you hit the hammer on the nail but its falling on death ears.  These young people do not care and neither do the parents who raise them and give them no guidance.  They want to create a generation and ancestry of nothing.  Im a school teacher and I see it everyday.  I have stopped trying to help people and I just worry about myself.  I made seem cocky, arrogant, and selfish but there is nothing I can do but make myself better than everyone else around me.  You can’t help these black people who are down and out if you are black because they will bring you down with them…this is what the hip culture is doing.  Its bringing the black race down and the whites love it.

  259. leroyislove says:

    essencereynolds27 You can’t help black people.  They teach there children that if someone helps you, use them for all they got.  They also teach get stuff from people but don’t contribute back.  oh man you hit the hammer on the nail but its falling on death ears.  These young people do not care and neither do the parents who raise them and give them no guidance.  They want to create a generation and ancestry of nothing.  Im a school teacher and I see it everyday.  I have stopped trying to help people and I just worry about myself.  I made seem cocky, arrogant, and selfish but there is nothing I can do but make myself better than everyone else around me.  You can’t help these black people who are down and out if you are black because they will bring you down with them…this is what the hip culture is doing.  Its bringing the black race down and the whites love it.

  260. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks You must not be familiar with her show, then, especially the early years when she was going head-to-head with Donahue.

  261. JocelynArnwineHunter says:

    Agree!!!

  262. CarolParks says:

    @jyzjnz, @Gloria Dulan Wilson,
    There are so many positive & wonderful Black Americans to be admired, including Oprah. It seems nothing positive is ever written about here, especially the President who is constantly being tore down. What a horrible shame that with all the success of the President, & others people feel like they have to ruin his reputation, & others. Where is the loyalty? There are plenty of White politicians to tear down, especially the GOP.
    BE PROUD of all the wonderful accomplishments of Black Americans. Children now know a Black child can grow up to be President.
    And Kwanzaa is a personal choice, & it is something special for anyone to celebrate & enjoy. Just enjoy your life.

  263. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    Really?  A black child can grow up to be President?  Seriously?
    That won’t happen again unless that child has the right lineage.

  264. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest CarolParks If you consider Obama to be “Black”, then I will pray long and hard for you…

  265. shbkyn45 says:

    BlackRobbb essencereynolds27 You brought out some very interesting points.

  266. shbkyn45 says:

    CarolParks  Look, you should realize Oprah got where she is because she was always uplifting white women, that is why you had so many whites males who did not like her, I read a white male said he felt like he did had no say in his home, because of Oprah.  It was always what Oprah said, he said.

  267. AwakenTheNextlevel says:

    BlackRobbb CarolParks Exactly what is wrong with Oprah’s character? Is she now bowing down to Black America enough for you? If that is the problem, then maybe you should aspire to be more like Oprah and not feel so negative about your own life.

  268. AwakenTheNextlevel says:

    Also, until you know for a fact that Oprah lied for attention, it is merely speculation and speculation in this matter is only so you can get some of the attention that Oprah has garnered. So, tell me, why are you talking about this? FOR FAME and ATTEMPTING TO USE OPRAH’s name to achieve your goal.

  269. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    Yes, I absolutely think a Black child sees this President, & it inspires him or her to believe more in themselves, & that they too can become President or anything else they aspire too.
    You should read the article in the October Rolling Stone magazine, it was a brilliant piece about President Obama.
    I also believe very strongly the more Women, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Indians, etc., that we have in Government the better this country would be. We are a melting pot of everyone, & our Government should reflect that. If they can reverse the Supreme Court decision, about all this money in politics, we might have a chance.

  270. shbkyn45 says:

    AwakenTheNextlevel  There are a few.  One the educational system is racist, black students have been learning from a racist curriculum, hendering their true education, I have been involved in trying to change it.  Afurakan people need to be about self determination, I have been involved in sharing many reasons why we should be about self determination, like what Marcus Garvey had started.  I need to ask a question of you, why is it when people give an opinion, and those like yourself, who disagree the first thing out of your mouth, we a jealous, and if you say this about my opinion, obviously, this is what you say about everyone you disagrees with.  Your response is nonsense, and I get tired of responding to nonsense.

  271. shbkyn45 says:

    CarolParks  If you understand white supremacy, things do not work out most time like you are speaking of for blacks.

  272. CarolParks says:

    @shbkyn45,
    Yes, I agree our system is racist, & totally corrupt. White Privledge does exist. But, what I am saying is that a Black child seeing a Black President will inspire that child that he or she can accomplish anything they aspire to. I didn’t say it would be easy, but it will be possible.
    I also hope the future of this country will become equal for all. Although, I believe that will still be a long battle.

  273. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb, @queenofmeanest,
    You may not like our President, but you cannot ignore the racist threats he has been receiving even before being elected President. He has had more threats on his life then any other in history. Not to forget the many racist statements coming from Congress, & others.
    Questioning his ” Blackness”, is ridiculous.

  274. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest CarolParks 
     BlackRobbb queenofmeanest CarolParks 
    Really?  Are you really that childish and haven’t a clue to reality?
    It
    is common knowledge that Obama is a Black man, it is just that he was
    raised in a white world.  He uses his Blackness when it is to his
    advantage.
    There are many ways a Black
    person can be Black.  It does not take a rocket scientist to figure this
    out.  I will not waste anymore time explaining this to you.
    So
    while you are on your knees doing stupid stuff like praying, just
    remember as I walk by I will not shove my foot up your rear so far that
    your prayers will need someone to dust the bottom of my shoes off.
    I understand what Black means, however, in your case, you have no clue as to what is really Black.BTW, @CarolParks, I bought all three pairs of the shoes I told you about.

  275. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    Yeah, if they are willing to be a Manchurian Candidate or have a direct lineage to the British Crown.

  276. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    Sorry this country is not a melting pot.  If so the pot would contain garish colors.
    It would be nice to reverse the SCOTUS. Actually, it would be better if they were replaced.

  277. shbkyn45 says:

    queenofmeanest BlackRobbb CarolParks  Now we see you are a violent thing, while you are at shoving up my rear, you can kiss it too.

  278. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    Lol! You are too much! All three pairs? :-D….I hope you & hubby had the best time ever!

  279. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    I meant that we have all cultures, & religions & atheists living in this country, a melting pot of everyone. Garish colors? Lol! And I believe the White ppl are already the minority, they just don’t want ppl to know.
    Yes, I agree about the SCOTUS!

  280. CarolParks says:

    @shbkyn45, @queenofmeanest,
    The Queen, is not violent. She is a Lady who just tells it like it is.

  281. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    I have not seen him since I gave him the keys to the car.  He got into the car with the bow on it and took off.

  282. queenofmeanest says:

    shbkyn45 queenofmeanest BlackRobbb CarolParks 
    Ain’t that very christianlly of you. No you can kiss jesus rear and you stay out of grown people’s conversation.

    I don’t have time to waste on ignant people like yourself.

    Are you BlackRobb from which that original message was sent from or are you trying to be the other village idiot?

  283. CarolParks says:

    @queenofmeanest,
    Now I know you are joking! I would guess if that were true, you would have hunted him down, & taken those keys back! ;-D

  284. BlackRobbb says:

    AwakenTheNextlevel You mean bending over. Oprah has done more for white soccer moms and girls in Africa than anyone else. Why is that? Can you answer? Aren’t there little black girls in America who could use that same push in the right direction? If you admire Oprah, then your soul is very jaundiced.

  285. AwakenTheNextlevel says:

    BlackRobbb 
    Please get over it; Oprah is a savvy business woman and truth be told; blacks would not have put her in the position she is in at this time is her life. Don’t believe me? Look no further than you post. We are our own worst enemy and we think we are doing us a favor and we are not.

    You are too blind to see any light. Oprah has made a difference in people’s lives, many non-whites and that is not good enough?
    What have you done for black folk? More importantly, what have you done for black businesses? I bet you support non-black business on a daily basis. You just need something to talk about. Have a great day!

  286. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Tell me one thing “black” about Obama. While I don’t condone the racist rhetoric directed at him from various directions, this is part of what he bought into when he allowed the money masters to SELECT him for this office. He betrayed those who voted for him and is now being assailed by those who didn’t. I’d call that KARMA.

  287. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks You mean a black child will see a chain-smoking puppet like Obama and feel “inspired”? I agree, but only if that child aspires to be the next Pinocchio.

  288. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks You have a good heart dear, but you’re extremely naive.

  289. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest Maybe if you weren’t so vapid, you’d realize that “black” refers to a whole lot more than skin color or national origin. 
    There’s nothing “black” about Obama — he just did a little “bop” and swag to get delusional folks like you to give him your vote. Once he got your vote, he reverted back to his natural form. 
    I kinda get why you’re so slow on these things. You live in TX, right? That would explain a lot. Now go back to counting oil refineries and polluting your lungs.

  290. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest 
    Let’s get something straight “LITTLE GIRL”, i don’t know where you get the right to criticize me because I know what is going on.  You were the one that tried to take a swipe at me and yet you are still missing your mark.
    I guess it is the lack of Testosterone that is making you loopy and a liar.

    Obama is a black man, he is just a black man that has never lived his life as a black man let alone experience what blacks have gone through over the years.

    I did say that he has lived in the white world and that is the truth.

    Now name a post saying that I voted for Obama.

    As for my living in Texas, at least I have a job and a career.  Maybe you should pull up your pants and stop showing your panties and get a job.

    FYI, as for me being slow.  Let’s get something straight toots, I will forget more than you will ever learn.

    What I see is a poor pathetic feeling sorry for himself African American who has no direction in life.

    I don’t count refineries, I run oil rigs and FYI, my lungs are not polluted,but your mind and lack of intellect is.

  291. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest 
    You are the delusional one. You don’t know there are several shades of black.  You just happen not to be one of them.

  292. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    I know where he is.  He and his college buddies are out ice fishing.
    Funny, seeing a sports car parked at a fishing location.

  293. queenofmeanest says:

    shbkyn45 queenofmeanest BlackRobbb CarolParks 
    Stop trolling.

  294. queenofmeanest says:

    CarolParks 
    Thank you.

  295. BlackRobbb says:

    AwakenTheNextlevel What African-Americans has Ofrah benefited? Can you provide names? Of course not. Sycophants like you just love to talk out of your asses. 
    It pains you to admit that Ofrah is fraudulent house mammy who was allowed to get what she has in exchange for denigrating black men. She’s the typical house Negro.
    Do you enjoy hanging onto Ofrah’s girdle strap like you do? How’s the ride?

  296. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest Yourr “job” involves being on your knees with your eyes closed and your mouth wide open.
    Your definition of black is sorely lacking. Maybe that’s because you live in TX and are used to someone else telling you what to think. 

    If we matched intelligence levels, I’d leave you in the starting blocks, luv. I’ve been playing chess since age 6 and have forgotten more about life than a loud-mouth tranny like you will ever know.
    Now get up off your knees and do something useful like getting dinner started…

  297. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest You read way too many feminist novels, dear. You femiNazis are in for a very rude awakening if you think you’ll get much traction in America. Maybe Europe, not here. Peddle that crap someplace else.
    Like I said, Obama’s about as “black” as Rosie O’Donnell.

  298. AwakenTheNextlevel says:

    BlackRobbb AwakenTheNextlevel There is no need for me to supply you with names; use your google search button. Let me say this dear; you are one of the most uneducated white people I have had a discussion with in a long while. you can’t spell, you can’t put together a coherent sentence and you simply show your ignorance every single time you attempt to express a thought.

    You do not offend me and I am sure not Oprah either by calling her a house negro; you waste your time daily, I bet, hating on the achievements of Oprah. She is the best paid house negro in the world and it is a great thing that she is not an unpaid negro!

    Go sit your stick your sick mind in a barrel of that oil in Texas. You are simply one of the Racist Texas Bastards that we all read about on a daily basis.

  299. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest 
    Another lie on your part.  Tell me, TARTBOND, what is a feminist novel?
    I have gotten farther than you will ever will.

  300. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest 
    GOTCHA TARTBOND.  I knew sooner or later you will show your true face and colors.  IT TOOK THE RIGHT WORDS TO BAIT YOU.

    ACTUALLY, I LIVE IN COLORADO.  THE OIL COMPANY THAT “I” WORK AS 5 OFFICES IN THIS COMPANY.

    TEXAS IS THE NO 2 OFFICE.  BTW, THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IS PICKING UP LEAPS AND BOUNDS. MANY WOMEN AND MANY A BLACK MAN IS DO WORK THAT YOUR KIND REFUSES TO DO.

    ENTRY LEVEL WITH A ASSOCIATES DEGREE IS $106,000.

    NOW YOU GO BACK TO WORK AND TAKE OUT MY TRASH.

  301. queenofmeanest says:

    BlackRobbb queenofmeanest 
    Shake your family tree and see how many blacks fall out.
    BTW, I flagged your last post to me and I sent a copy of it.
    BYE BYE TROLL
    HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A DICTIONARY?

  302. shbkyn45 says:

    BlackRobbb shbkyn45  You understand the same thing I do.  You see the same thing I do.  These white woman, they know she made them feel good.  You know the, “You poor baby”, and they just cried their little hearts out on her shoulders.  I bet after each and every show she had to change cloths from being wet from their tears.

  303. essencereynolds27 says:

    No…Gloria Dylan Wilson, I don’t think the Author is white … I belive she may be one of us… The issue is “we” have people in power that can really make real changes starting within our own community FIRST and thennnn once we get it together then you “help” outside communities. …just like any other race. On another note I being a women if color doesn’t like a blog for whatever the reason I don’t comment at all and keep on clicking towards something that better suites my fancy.
    Most importantly it would be made clear not to argue with someone respectively and end by saying “I will agree to disagree with whatever you and another commentor disagrees about … This is the AUTHORS SPOT and usually when you don’t like someone else’s spot you or anybody else can feel free to never come back if you choose to.
    One other thing what really burns most of “us” up especially what we call a “Uppity N… ” is anybody outside of our race choosing to come on a blog spot or YouTube videos or whatever and clearly see the Header and choose to make comments that has nothing to do with your race or an”uppity n” mentally.
    I also feel like it is issues within our own race that needs to be fixed and addressed. Some Authors or public figures should put you on blast and “we have a right to agree or disagree with it, that said nobody is wrong but another race coming on this forum or any other .. trying to make us think we shall over come speach just because we have “arrived” as individuals rather then a whole. Just saying …

  304. BlackRobbb says:

    AwakenTheNextlevel You’re a prime example of why a person with a low I.Q. should not be allowed Internet access. Show me a word in my previous comment that’s not spelled correctly.

    Your problem is that you get mad at any Black person who doesn’t drink the Kool Aid like you do. If you think I’m white, that again shows how stupid you are. I’m African-American and reside in NYC. A person doesn’t have to be white to be intelligent or refuse to walk in lock-step with the mindless minions such as yourself.
    Ofrah is a house Negro and you’re one too for supporting her.

  305. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest “TARTBOND”??? You’re actually confusing me with the 14 year old little troll I had to discipline last month??? For shame…for shame!
    Feminists novels: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/feminist-novels

  306. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest I flagged your offensive and racist comments, as well. <b>BYE Ms. Angry FemiNazi</b>

  307. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest Take your Prozac, put a cold compress on your forehead and lie down. You’re gonna be on the blood pressure medication again soon if you keep this up.

  308. BlackRobbb says:

    queenofmeanest “MANY WOMEN AND MANY A BLACK MAN IS DO WORK THAT YOUR KIND REFUSES TO DO.”
    You didn’t take any English classes when you earned that associates degree, dear? Everyone’s a high-paid oil exec on social media. Just look at me — I own vacation homes in Costa Rica and Bermuda! 🙂

  309. BlackRobbb says:

    essencereynolds27 “Give ’em a coupla brown faces in high places — that’ll shut the n*##@& up for awhile!” — Old Money elites

  310. essencereynolds27 says:

    Wink!!!

  311. CarolParks says:

    @blackRobbb,
    Whether you like the man or not, it is of historical importance that we elected the first, Black President of the United States. Hopefully there will be more including Black women, Women of any culture, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, etc. The hold of the ” all White, old men”, running this country, needs to CHANGE.
    President Obama, will always be a very important historical figure, for future generations to come. And when people read what he accomplished despite the massive force fighting everything he wanted to do to rebuild this country from the depths of a depression, they will be amazed.
    Be honest, the fact is, if he had not been elected the American Auto Industry would not exist right now. Look at the success it has had thanks to this President.,and all the companies associated with the Auto industry.
    The American Care Act, would not exist, bin Laden would not have been killed, we would be involved in at least two new wars, and I am certain we would have been in the worst depression to ever hit this country.
    He just made a very important agreement with China also to control green house gases for the environment. Gas prices are down, unemployment is at 5.7%. And people are spending money, real estate has gone way back up again, & he’s trying to cut the interest rates for college students. That, & a lot more is why we are very lucky he was elected.

  312. CarolParks says:

    @BlackRobbb,
    Many people have said I am naive, but I really like most people, & like to think the majority are caring, decent human beings. I think everyone should do what they can to make the world a better place, as cliche’ as that may sound, it’s important.

  313. shbkyn45 says:

    BlackRobbb shbkyn45 I agree with everything you say.  Yes she was paid very, very well to help depict the black man as a criminal.  Look every black person in we see out here who becomes millionaires in her case billionaire, they are being rewarded for doing something to destroy the black man.  Or in many cases, just show a love for white people.  I can name them.  Most of them do not have any special talent.  I appreciate breakingbrown for being true to blacks giving  information we can use.

  314. shbkyn45 says:

    BlackRobbb AwakenTheNextlevel Check out Billionaires for Eugenics.  Read the list very carefully.

  315. AwakenTheNextlevel says:

    shbkyn45 BlackRobbb AwakenTheNextlevel 
    Who is the author of this blog; what makes them credible?
    I am intelligent enough to know that anyone can write anything online; but, unless this person has some credibility, it means nothing.

  316. BlackRobbb says:

    AwakenTheNextlevel shbkyn45 See how these sycophants react so angrily when we challenge the veracity and integrity of one of their spineless sock puppet heroes?

  317. BlackRobbb says:

    CarolParks Under your first black president:
    1. Unemployment for black males has actually gotten worse.
    2. Wall Street was bailed out, but Main Street was neglected and told to fend for itself.
    3. Obamacare is a joke that is opposed by the majority of Americans, regardless of party affiliation. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/070114-707080-government-audits-find-huge-obamacare-failures-.htm
    4. American troops are still stationed in all corners of the globe, including parts of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
    5. Bin Laden’s body was conveniently never recovered. For all we know, the Washington-controlled media could have participated in yet another state-orchestrated farce foisted upon the American people. 
    The old money elitist white men who control the world economy do not care what race/color the puppet president is — only that they pull his strings and control his actions. 
    Please stop being vapid and naive.

  318. queenofmeanest says:

    shbkyn45 BlackRobbb AwakenTheNextlevel 
    I mentioned Oprah’s love for pushing vaccines.  This list does not surprise me.

  319. queenofmeanest says: