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20/08/14 Black Politics , featured , Obama , ybw #

Pastors Blame Malik Shabazz for Escalating Violence, Demand He Leave Ferguson

Pastors Blame Malik Shabazz for Escalating Violence, Demand He Leave Ferguson

Malik Shabazz

Church leaders are demanding that Malik Shabazz, president of the Black Lawyers for Justice and former chairman of the New Black Panther Party, leave Ferguson because he is escalating violence. According to the pastors, Shabazz says he is in town as a peacekeeper, but he’s actually ratcheting up tensions.

“I am upset with a certain group of them that are rebel rousers. We know them by name. Last night was the scariest night of my life,” said Pastor Mike Robinson.

He added: “I literally watched him cause chaos within a large group of people and prepare to send them to the front line, then he shifts and says ‘let’s keep the peace.’ We’re calling him out. We want him out of our city, we don’t need his help at all, and he’s doing nothing but cause chaos.” read more

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12/04/14 Black News , Black Politics , Obama , ybw #

Yvette Carnell: Please Don’t Embarrass Yourself by Defending “Rev.” Al Sharpton

Yvette Carnell: Please Don’t Embarrass Yourself by Defending “Rev.” Al Sharpton


by Yvette Carnell

He’s a fiction of black people’s imagination. A reverend without a church. An activist without a conscience. A man who took the reins of power in New York while running an organization with only 200 or 300 members, while using manufactured outrages like the Tawana Brawley scam to gain publicity.

By now, black people should have come to terms with what a grave mistake we made by ever bestowing upon Sharpton the responsibility of leadership. He shouldn’t be trusted to take a horse to water, let alone lead a marginalized group in dire need of innovative solutions to entrenched and systemic racism. Yet, many black people in media are hitching their wagon to this crestfallen mob affiliate turned rat. read more

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03/01/13 Black Politics , Obama

Obama Admits He’s Really a Moderate Republican

Obama Admits He’s Really a Moderate Republican

I posted this on Kulture Kritic earlier today:

Whenever anyone dares to say that President Obama is a right of center politician, he or she is usually maligned as a “hater”, or someone who clearly doesn’t understand politics. (That sort of thing usually involves a trite chess vs. checkers reference as well.)  But in an all but unnoticed comment on Spanish-language television on December 14, Obama himself confirmed that, according to the traditional American political spectrum, he’s a moderate Republican. Said Obama, “The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican.” read more

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24/11/12 Black Culture , Black Politics , Obama

This Is How Obama Got It All Wrong

This Is How Obama Got It All Wrong
English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...

To misinterpret a thing is to lie to yourself, albeit unintentionally.

From The New Yorker:

The movie is inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin’s much and justly praised “Team Of Rivals.” But good books often cast strange shadows, and Goodwin’s account of Lincoln’s enormous instinctive shrewdness in managing his stroppy cabinet of prima donnas has been confused with the idea that Lincoln’s genius was for conciliation and compromise. This leads, in turn, to the notion that Lincoln was a kind of schmoozemeister, reaching out across the aisle, a sort of Tip O’Neill on the Atkins diet. It can’t be said too often, or too clearly, that the whole point of Lincoln is that he—and the Republican Party he then represented—marked the end of the policy of conciliation and compromise and cosseting that had been the general approach of Northern Presidents to the Southern slavery problem throughout the decades before. When the South seceded, Lincoln chose war—an all-out, brutal, bitter war of a kind that had never been fought until then. “Let the erring sisters go in peace!” the editor Horace Greeley recommended, and Lincoln said, “Lock the doors and make them stay.”
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14/11/12 Obama

It’s Over, Folks…

It’s Over, Folks…

If you want to see a group of  people become unhinged at the exact same time, feel free to head over to YourBlackWorld to read the reactions to my post How Both Al Sharpton and Michael Eric Dyson Tricked the Black Community.

Here’s a taste of the article:

Sharpton gave up on any serious assessment of Obama early, saying he wouldn’t offer any criticism of Obama during his first term. He was rewarded with an MSNBC show.

Dyson, who initially gave a fiery roundtable lecture on how blacks couldn’t allow racial symbolism to trump accountability, recently demonstrated a complete 180 in his debate with Black Agenda Report’s Glen Ford. His reward is coming, I’m sure. read more

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