by Denene@MyBrownBaby on September 5, 2012
Editor’s note: First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Congress last night was absolutely electrifying—a pitch perfect case for why Americans should re-elect President Barack Obama to a second term. She repped her man, her babies and this country lovely—made me think, well hell, why isn’t she running for president? I’m going to put it on out there: Michelle Obama for President 2016! First things first, though: Four more years for Barack. Here, Michelle Obama’s DNC speech in its entirety:
Over the past few years as first lady, I have had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country.
And everywhere I’ve gone, in the people I’ve met, and the stories I’ve heard, I have seen the very best of the American spirit.
I have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth that people have shown me and my family, especially our girls.
I’ve seen it in teachers in a near-bankrupt school district who vowed to keep teaching without pay. Read more…
by Yvette Carnell
Sad thing is, Cain was never able. He has always been a strawman, and just as we always knew it, so did black conservatives. Yet and still, they mothered the distortive myth that Cain was a competent fellow who only drew ire from black Democrats because all black Democrats are “brainwashed”.
Conservative Ron Miller jumped on the “black Democrats are brainwashed” bandwagon when he tossed out the idea of giving a history quiz to every black child in America, the point of which, I guess, would be to reveal how black youngsters are brainwashed into adopting a liberal perspective. I’m all for youngsters of all colors sinking their teeth into history books as opposed to, say, Call of Duty or Skyrim, but you know what I fetishize even more? Political candidates who read. I’ll allow Miller to administer his quiz if I can craft a current affairs quiz of my own and administer it to Herman Cain. Read more…
19 MONTH AFRICAN-AMERICAN JUDICIAL CANDIDATE AWAITS RULING IN OHIO VOTER SUPPRESSION CASE
Tracie Hunter, judicial candidate
Cincinnati, OH(BlackNews.com) — Nearly one year after the election, while one of two Juvenile Court seats remains vacant in one of Ohio’s largest counties, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott will soon rule whether the Hamilton County Board of Elections (BOE) must count almost 1000 votes that were rejected in last November’s election, impacting the outcome of an unresolved judicial race separated by 23 votes. More appeals are expected in the case that: fueled in part Ohio HB 194; symbolizes the fight to end voter suppression; and has already reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
“It has been a long time coming, but I will stand as long as necessary to ensure that justice prevails and that voters are enfranchised. I only set out to change the Juvenile Court, a system that has historically over incarcerated and under rehabilitated children, especially those of color. I never intended to also challenge and change the electoral system in the process,” said Tracie Hunter. “While a grave miscarriage of justice has occurred, I hope that because of my stance, a brighter future lies ahead for all voters.” Read more…
The way government is run nowadays, it’s not about the people, constituents or the communities being served. It’s all about the elected official and what he thinks or what the lobbyists want. There was a time when politicians actually spoke to the people that helped get them in office in order to understand and know what concerns the community has. But, it’s more apparent that it doesn’t matter what the voters think and this is troubling. There has been countless opportunities recently for elected officials to hear the voice of the people, yet, instead, they ignored those voices and voted or have made changes the people disagreed with. This has to stop!
I do understand that people are skeptics when it comes to the electoral process and especially in the Black community, where the people feel they aren’t truly represented in government, EVEN with a Black president at the helm. In fact, a lot of Blacks feels as if President Obama doesn’t care about them without them realizing that he is the president of ALL U.S. citizens and not just Blacks. But, that’s a different topic for a different time. The fact of the matter is that the people are disgruntled with elected officials in general. But, people don’t realize or won’t acknowledge that they still have a voice in who is elected. We need to start firing these politicians, plain and simple! Read more…