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Chance the Rapper donates 1 million dollars to failing Chicago schools and gets scolded about his child support
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Last night I watched the first episode of the second season of WGN Underground. All the characters are back from last season and they are all in various stages of agony. What else could we expect? The story is about slavery and slavery was agony. So when did slavery become entertainment? The New Birth of a Nation, 12 Years a Slave or does it go all the way back to the romanticized slavery saga Gone with the Wind? Sure the acting is great but do we really want to watch the overseer hit the male slave and then he turns around and hits the female slave that he calls his woman? Is this the kind of thing we want to curl up and watch on a weekly basis? What do you think is this good entertainment or is this simply a sad tale that makes you angry or simply sad? Share your thoughts.
Ben Carson called the slaves immigrants. This is another attempt to sanitize the atrocity of slavery. Slaves were forcibly brought here in chains. They were not seeking the American Dream they were brought here to help others achieve their dreams. Immigrants make a choice to come but slaves were not given a choices. This statement is just stupid. Share your thoughts.
Donald Trump embraced the birther conspiracy and rode it into the White House. He only abandoned it or stopped talking about it when it no longer served his diabolical purpose. Many people thought that when he actually assumed office he would develop a presidential restraint, but we can see that is not happening. Last Tuesday night we saw a glimpse of a real president when he addressed a joint session of Congress and he some saw this as a real turning point but the change was short-lived. Over the weekend he returned to the real Donald…the reality tv Donald. He is the say anything Donald including accusing former President Obama of approving wiretapping at Trump Tower. He said this during one of his Twitter Fits over the weekend. He has nothing to back up his claims other than articles written by his conspiracy theorists pals. It is painful to see his minions come on camera and attempt to defend the indefensible. They are calling for an investigation. An investigation of what? The media is making an effort to hold their feet to the fire as they continue defense of the indefensible. President Obama never really called Trump a liar but now is the time. When you are in a street fight it comes a time that you have to put the rules on the shelve and fight fist for fist. Trump has to be stopped. He is the president but it is time to call a lie a lie and this is not a case of “alternative facts” this is simply straight up lying.
Barack Obama was elected president in 2008 and he took office in 2009. The Republicans were upset and out of anger and frustrations a group splintered from the traditional Republican party. That group became the Tea Party. They carried their flags wore their funny hats and constantly protested. The Democrats initially dismissed them and the president even said they were a part of “silly season”. The Republicans thought they could control them, but the Tea Party had their own agenda, and they were willing to do anything to make it happen.
In 2010 they started supporting candidates that supported their mission and a lot of the traditional GOP stalwarts found themselves on the outside looking in. The Tea Party was against President Obama and anything he endorsed, touched or sanctioned they viewed as poison. As I watched them I could not believe they could sustain this level of zeal, but they did and they elected people to government who had a mission not just to shake up things, but to tear it up if necessary.
Their persistence ultimately gave us President Trump. Now we are starting to see Trump dismiss disgruntled Democrats to his detriment. President Obama was elected twice, but he lost the House and the Senate and the Republicans and the Tea Party did all they could to hogtie his agenda. This is the kind of attitude that the Democrats must adopt if they expect to start the change in 2018. They have to stay agitated, aggravated, and motivated. They are being called sore losers, but in loss one can learn how to win. The Democrats have to have the resolve of the Tea Party and the Democrats will rise again. Hopefully, in 2018.
Black college presidents meet with the president and face backlash on campus…what is the expectation?
The other day a group of presidents of HBCUs met with President Trump. Their students were not happy with the decision, but what should they have done? What will be accomplished if they do not have conversations with the current POTUS? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
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Betty DeVos said the HBCUs were pioneers in school choice. The reality is these schools were created because black students had no choice. This is the woman who is in charge of the Department of Education. Please someone educate her before it is too late.