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12/10/16 Black News , ybw

Third World Conditions: Piles of Trash and Homeless Encampments in South Los Angeles

Third World Conditions: Piles of Trash and Homeless Encampments in South Los Angeles

South Los Angeles residents like Ashley Allen are fed up with the trash that litters every block of their community. Allen recorded a video where she pointed to the piles of garbage in her neighborhood.

“This is what my son has to look at every morning,” Allen said. “The amount of trash that’s been there, the illegal activity that’s been there. It’s just been kind of hard on all of us around here.”

Allen also told CBS Los Angeles of a homeless encampment where people are actually stealing electricity.

“They were definitely drawing power. So when you would come through the alley at night, you would see lights. You know they weren’t flashlights. You would see a cord that was running through several different poles that they had inside of there,” Allen explained.

Allen says whenever the homeless encampment is shut down, it just pops up somewhere else.

These collapse-like conditions should come as no surprise to those who’ve been paying attention to the unraveling of black communities in America. As BreakingBrown previously reported, several black communities over the country are experiencing similar conditions.

From Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails:

“Thirty-one of the 56 black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are, in fact, jails,” he says. “And I found out that the places that weren’t jails, weren’t great places to be – homeless shelters, section 8 housing, food deserts, etc.”

Meanwhile in Chicago, nearly half of all black men are out of work.  These are the signs of communities in total collapse, as mainstream media pushes the fiction that black communities are faring well.

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11/10/16 Black News , ybw

Black Man Kicked Out of Clinton Rally Over Bill Clinton Rape T-Shirt

Black Man Kicked Out of Clinton Rally Over Bill Clinton Rape T-Shirt

As Donald Trump’s campaign continues to implode, a black man was yanked out of a Hillary Clinton rally for wearing a Bill Clinton rape t-shirt.

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06/10/16 Black News , ybw

“I’m Afraid He Would Put a Bunch of Blacks in Leadership”: Ga. Politician Sorry, Not Sorry for Racial Remark

“I’m Afraid He Would Put a Bunch of Blacks in Leadership”: Ga. Politician Sorry, Not Sorry for Racial Remark

A Georgia politician is defending himself after being recorded making racially offensive remarks.

Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan made the comments during a festival at the courthouse. The man with whom Worthan was speaking, Mark Dodd, was recording the conversation using a cell phone in his shirt pocket. Dodd supports black candidates like Tim Pounds running for office.

 

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“I’m Afraid He Would Put a Bunch of Blacks in Leadership”: Ga. Politician Sorry, Not Sorry for Racial Remark

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Fox 5  provides a portion of the recording:

Dodd: What are we going to do if Pounds wins and that girl wins? What’s going to happen? Be honest?

 

Worthan: Probably going to have to pack up and get out of here you know?

 

Dodd: I mean what’s going to happen? Be honest. It’s just me and the lamp post.
Worthan: Well, do you know of another government that’s more black that’s successful? They bankrupt you.”

 

Dodd asked again about sheriff candidate Tim Pounds.

 

Dodd: If Tim was to get it, what do you think would happen?

 

Worthan: I’m afraid he would put a bunch of blacks in leadership positions.

 

Worthan: I’d be afraid he’d put his black brothers in positions that maybe they’re not qualified to be in. So I’d feel more comfortable with Mike Barnhill myself.

To make matters worse, Worthan offered only a semi-apology.

Worthan said he apologized “to anybody that I might have hurt their feelings” and says he has Black and Hispanic friends.

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05/10/16 Black News , ybw #

Bill Clinton Tries to Clear Up Calling Obamacare “The Craziest Thing”

Bill Clinton Tries to Clear Up Calling Obamacare “The Craziest Thing”

President Obama has been campaigning hard for Hillary Clinton, so many Democrats were aghast when Bill Clinton slammed Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Here’s what Mr. Clinton said, according to CNN:

Speaking Monday at a Democratic rally in Flint, Michigan, the former president ripped into the Affordable Care Act for flooding the health care insurance market and causing premiums to rise for middle-class Americans who do not qualify for subsidies. “So you’ve got this crazy system where all of a sudden 25 million more people have health care and then the people who are out there busting it, sometimes 60 hours a week, wind up with their premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. It’s the craziest thing in the world,” Clinton said… “On the other hand, the current system works fine if you’re eligible for Medicaid, if you’re a lower-income working person; if you’re already on Medicare, or if you get enough subsidies on a modest income that you can afford your health care,” Clinton said. “But the people that are getting killed in this deal are small business people and individuals who make just a little too much to get any of these subsidies.”

This comment is particularly incendiary when one considers that the cost savings baked into Obamacare were largely based on the expansion of Medicaid, which was blocked by Republican governors.

 

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Bill Clinton tried to walk back his comments on Tuesday, offering praise for Obamacare during a speech:

“Look, the Affordable Health Care Act did a world of good, and the 50-something efforts to repeal it that the Republicans have staged were a terrible mistake,” Clinton said at a rally in Athens, Ohio. “We, for the first time in our history, at least are providing insurance to more than 90% of our people.”

“But there is a group of people — mostly small business owners and employees — who make just a little too much money to qualify for Medicaid expansion or for the tax incentives who can’t get affordable health insurance premiums in a lot of places. And the reason is they’re not in big pools,” Clinton said. “So they have no bargaining power.”

This slight against Obama comes only a week or so after the former president kept the current commander-in-chief waiting on the tarmac. 

Bill Clinton doesn’t need to measure the White House drapes. He’s been there before and seems pretty secure in the fact that he’ll be there again.

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03/10/16 Black News , ybw

Obama Says Israeli Leader “Reminded Me” of Nelson Mandela

Obama Says Israeli Leader “Reminded Me” of Nelson Mandela

Like Congressman John Lewis, President Barack Obama is appropriating the struggle of Africans for the benefit of white leaders.

Lewis staged a stunt on behalf of corporate Democrats in Congress and called it a sit-in. Now President Obama is denigrating the legacy of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.

Speaking at the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday, Obama likened the former head of state to Nelson Mandela. This was a curious comparison, considering that Mandela and South Africans have far more in common with the oppressed Palestinians than the oppressive Israeli state and its leaders.

 

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While Obama spoke glowingly of Peres, others had a different recollection.

From Counterpunch:

Although he is remembered for his ordering of the bombing of a UN shelter in the Lebanese village of Qana in 1996 – which killed and wounded hundreds of innocent people – the list of war crimes associated with his name is as long as his career. He remained, until the very end a staunch supporter of the Israeli right-wing government’s wars on Gaza and the perpetual siege on that impoverished, forsaken region.

Even some political observers in Israel have declared the country an apartheid state, while Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to walk back his comments likening Israel to an apartheid state. 

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