Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Donald Trump’s appeal to black folks, “what do you have to lose”, now that’s a winning strategy


Nobody respects the black vote. The Democrats take us for granted and the Republicans ignore us. Well, The Donald polling 1-2% in the black community has articulated a new strategy, and that is the “what the hell do you have to lose: strategy. Not really offering anything new. Not even coming into the community to articulate it. Just standing in front of mostly white crowds he just screams his new words. Is this truly the way he should be talking to black folks? 2016 is a different kind of election. Hillary Clinton is no Barack Obama and black people are not going to come out in those Obama numbers for her. So my advice is they both need to learn not all blacks live in poverty. We are like all Americans…different, and they need to address us that way.

Is this a time for Unity?

My pastor has shared this story with the congregation: You can tie the tales of two cats together and they are unified but they are not in unity.* That is what the call for unity sounds like today. Unity requires an agreement. it is impossible to get an agreement when the two sides view the world from completely different perspectives. Right now we have two camps. One is in despair at what the police have down under the state cloak of protection. The other camp is grieving at the loss of 5 police officers, but there is another camp that shares the grief of both camps. this camp wants answers. they want to know the details of the police involved shootings and they also want to know how a man who served his country would pick up a gun and kill police officers marching with protesters last night. We also know the police were on hand to also protect the Dallas business community. They were doing their jobs and it was pure evil to be killed doing that. So today might not be the day we find common ground but maybe soon.

*Not cats were used for the illustration.

Is a Moment of Silence all we have to offer?

How does a nation react when 49 of their citizens are murdered? Do we start implementing new gun control laws or do we simply call for a moment of silent prayer? Over the past few days I have seen people offer prayers for the victims and their families. I believe in the power of prayer but I also believe in the part of the Bible that says faith without works is dead. We can’t keep mumbling prayers or having moments of silence. We have got to do something. What citizen needs a machine gun? Why are we allowed to purchase guns that are only suitable for war? At this point we are beyond shocked we should be enraged. We can no longer simply offer silent prayer we have to do something or we will be right back here again.

Are the Obamas getting a little too thirsty?


The President recently appeared on reality television and Mrs. Obama is a frequent guest on shows like Ellen? Are they spreading themselves a little thin? Are they starting to appear thirsty? Share your thoughts.

Donald Trump offers no apologies and that’s why people like him

Every time Donald Trump says something wrong or does not correct something said that is wrong he takes a hit from the media. His poll numbers go up but the media sits in judgment predicting his downfall, but it hasn’t happened yet and one has to wonder will it every happen? He has insulted the Mexicans, John McCain, Megyn Kelley, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush’s wife and President Barack Obama and he has never apologized. He is a man in own opinion who is never wrong and his followers love him. As they say if it “ain’t broke don’t fix it” and this is working for him so accept the fact that apology is not in his dictionary neither is humility.

Senator Lee Bright opens up Confederate Flag debate with attack on Gay Marriage


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Don Lemon asks is the N-word offensive…yes and Don Lemon is too


Last night Don Lemon kicked off his show by holding a poster with the N-word emblazoned on it. He first showed the confederate battle flag then the sign. He was trying to make a point in a provocative way and he achieved his goal but at what cost. Did he go too far to prove his point? Should his bosses at CNN have approved this display? Share your thoughts.

President Obama says violence in Baltimore is “counter-productive”


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Starbucks, Black Lives Matters, Hands Up Don’t Shoot, I go to UVA, Lynching all in a week

This week Starbucks wanted to initiate a conversation on race. Social media immediately mocked the effort. some joked and said all they want from Starbucks is coffee, and they wanted it quickly. They did not have time for a conversation. Some belittled the baristas and doubted if they could facilitate such a discussion. Others took the racial route and said black people would want to hit the barista if they said the wrong thing. Well, when you look at this week you have to see somebody needs to start the conversation. The DOJ report refuted the “hands up Don’t Shoot” narrative. A black man was found lynched and we saw a UVA honor student was brutally thrown to the ground as he was arrested. The student sustained a head injury that required 10 stitches. That case is still unfolding but we also heard the student call the policeman a “racist”. Why did he call him that? Did the cop say something to the student or was the policeman’s whiteness enough to justify the name? Yes, we do need a conversation. Maybe Starbucks is not the venue but we need to reserve a space somewhere.

If you put yourself in harm’s way who is responsible for you?

Recently we have seen journalist and aid workers savagely killed in dangerous countries. In some cases the US has attempted to rescue the individuals, but is the US government responsible for protecting people who put themselves in harm’s way? Share your thoughts,