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What do we tell our black children?

Two black men shot by police in 2 days. There is something wrong. I was talking to a friend of mine and she asked “what do we tell our children?” We don’t tell them anything we have not already told them. We have told them to be polite, be compliant, say yes sir, keep your hands visible, but they can do all these things and still not survive an encounter with a bad cop.  We have no magic words that will ensure their safety. We have no words that will offer a cloak of protection to our husbands and our fathers. When we search for them we are in fact claiming some of the blame for the evil acts sanctioned by the state. When we look at the cases of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile we are stunned by the actions of the police. The force used to confront non lethal situations is appalling. In the Castile case we saw a policeman unload into a car that had a 4 year old occupant in the back seat. Where is the outrage? We see it in pockets of the global community, but remember the case of the gorilla who was killed when the zookeepers feared he would harm a toddler who had wondered into his enclave. When he was killed the response was fast and furious. Petitions went up calling for the arrest of the mother, one called for her children being removed from her home. The world was mad. Well world get mad again! This is not right and this is not a black problem. Sure our victims are demonized. All their past bad acts are publicized as if that is justification for now. He was a shoplifter as a teen so now that he is 30 and shot by the cops it is ok. No it is not. Even if he were a choirboy that would not matter either. None of this matters. What matters if a policeman shoots a person retrieving identification, selling cds, selling loosies, walking, running, driving or whatever he needs to be responsible for his action. Fearing for his life is not enough it is almost a punchline. So where do we go from here? Really, you tell me.

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.

Bill Clinton talks about the “awful legacy”…who is he talking about? President Obama or the Republicans


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President Obama did not create Trump the GOP opposition did

Interesting article. Read it and share your thoughts.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/02/ross_douthat_says_obama_created_trump_that_s_nuts.html

When did the GOP debates turn into the Fight Club?

I used to laugh when I saw video of politicians in other countries fighting. I am talking a, but about physical fighting. I knew that kind of behavior would never happen here, but now I am not so sure. After watching last Thursday’s GOP debate I am starting to think we are one step shy of a physical altercation. One has to wonder how long can grown men call each other names, talk about each other’s mothers, brothers and husband/wives  before someone takes a swing at the perpetrator. Are we one step shy of anarchy? When did campaigns turn into reality television? Did it happen with the advent of 24 hour news? We all know that the news channels like any other channel crave ratings and this political cycle is proving to be a ratings boon. The problem is we are talking about the future of the country. Do you remember when members of Congress used to refer to each other as the Distinguished Gentlemen? What happened? When did disrespect become the language of the political class? Over the past 8 years we have seen this anger build to this boiling point. We have heard words hurled at our president that would have never been tolerated but the words were embraced by some and allowed by others. So here we are watching the gladiators go at it and wondering what will we gain from this. Share your thoughts.

Donald Trump is going to be so good to the African American community…really?


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President says you know its Black History Month when you here…


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Fox News Analyst calls President Obama a “pussy”… when did this become acceptable?


Whether you like the president or not doesn’t the office deserve respect? Share your thoughts.

Marketing Fear: Isis and the Media

Isis has the whole world on alert. They are killers that show no mercy. What they do is news and worthy of reporting, but has the media gone too far? Over the past few days have they moved from reporting the events to marketing fear? The networks show the huge graphics Terror in Paris. They play videos showing the violence and the carnage over and over again. What is the point and what is this doing to the public? Share your thoughts.

Donald Trump is still a Birther

Last night Donald Trump held a townhall meeting. Someone in the crowd said President Obama was a Muslim. Trump did not correct the potential voter, but why would he? Trump is a birther and apparently some of his followers are too. Trump will get a little heat from the media but that’s it. He won’t correct or apologize because that is not his brand. On to the next faux outrage.

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