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Laila Ali – “I’m Ready to Fight for Hillary”

Interesting endorsement here. Laila Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali, and a boxing legend in her own right comes out for Hillary…

I’m Ready To Fight For Hillary The Same Way I Did In The Ring

Tonight, boxers in Rio will step into the ring. They’re all strong, they’re all highly skilled, and they’re all qualified—and they all just happen to be women.

All my life, I’ve heard people talking about what women “should” do. We should or shouldn’t compete, we should or shouldn’t get into the ring and fight.

You know what I think women should do? Anything we want.

When women step into a male-dominated arena—especially when you’re coming in with a well-known name—people want you to work twice as hard to prove yourself. No matter what you achieve, some will always try to create doubt and cast aspersions. In my boxing career, I went undefeated in 24 fights with 21 knockouts. I won 4 world championship titles and the naysayers still said I was only trading on my father’s name, not standing on my own two feet. So, I learned a long time ago not to pay attention to the restraints other people put on me—that’s a waste of energy, and I have better things to do.

I respect that Hillary’s has that same fighting spirit. After 25 years in the national spotlight, she’s taken more hits and jabs than most boxers I know, but she stays on her feet and stays focused on what’s important to her…

Hillary also has one of the qualities I admired most in my father: She lifts people up. When my dad would talk to anyone—a fan, a housekeeper, a janitor—he made you feel bigger than life. He would always lift people up and never put them down. I think that’s what we should expect from our leaders—and I feel it’s what we get from Hillary.

I’m retired from boxing now, but as many women get ready to face off in Rio, I’m ready to fight for Hillary the same way I did in the ring: with strength, skill, and confidence. Because this is a fight we cannot lose!

That’s the way women fight. And that’s the way women win.

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2016 in Giant Negros

 

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Uncle Herman Cain, the Rapist Sez the Chumph Not a Racist

You know things are getting desperate when Herman “Where’s the white wimmin” Cain  crawls out from his thoroughly disgraced rock to endorse you. Cain’s entire platform last election was built around telling racist Tea Baggers they weren’t racist and sexually molesting women.

Herman Cain anoints ‘shucky ducky’ Donald Trump as ‘not a racist’ at Atlanta rally

Appearing at a Donald Trump rally in Atlanta on Wednesday, former GOP hopeful Herman Cain declared that the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump was definitely “not a racist.”

“Aw, shucky ducky!” Cain shouted, warming up the crowd for Trump’s speech at the historic Fox Theatre. “This sounds like a shucky ducky kind of crowd on a shucky ducky kind of day, here to support an aw, shucky ducky kind of candidate!”

Taking a more serious tone, Cain announced that America was at a crossroads.

“This presidential campaign has been blurred by the liberals, blurred by the Democrats, blurred by the progressives — whatever they are — in order to try and label Donald Trump something that he’s not,” the conservative radio host opined. “Just in case the nightly news hasn’t heard or put this comment up there, I want to set the record straight.”

“Allow me to set the record straight about one of the biggest lies out there about Donald Trump — and I hope the liberals and the liberal media is listening — Donald Trump is not a racist!” Cain said, enunciating each syllable for effect.

Herman defending Tea Bagger racism…

Why Herman Cain had to disappear as a Republican Presidential candidate…

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2016 in Black Conservatives

 

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America’s Enemies Endorse Trump!

North Korea, whose batshit crazy leadership alternately threatens the US with missiles armed with Nuclear Weapons, and their neighbors…

Has endorsed Donald Trump for President.

I imagine ISIS and Putin are licking their chops.

Donald just got a big endorsement — from North Korea

Donald Trump just got a big endorsement … from North Korea.

An editorial in the state-owned DPRK Today praised Trump as a “wise politician” and “far sighted presidential candidate” — specifically for his plans to pull U.S. troops out of the Korean Peninsula if South Korea doesn’t pay more to station them there.

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in The Clown Bus

 

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Louis Farrakhan praises Donald Trump

Didn’t see that one coming…Apparently Farrakhan’s hatred of Jews outweighs his common sense…

Louis Farrakhan praises Donald Trump

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Republican front-runner Donald Trump for refusing donations from Jewish groups.

Trump “is the only member who has stood in front of the Jewish community and said ‘I don’t want your money,’” Farrakhan said in a sermon he delivered this week. “Any time a man can say to those who control the politics of America, ‘I don’t want your money,’ that means you can’t control me. And they can’t afford to give up control of the presidents of the United States.”

Despite his commendation for the billionaire businessman, Farrakhan did not endorse him. “Not that I’m for Mr. Trump,” he added, “but I like what I’m looking at.”

Farrakhan also called Jews the “Synagogue of Satan,” according to the Anti-Defamation League, which monitors anti-Semitic statements.

In December, Trump appeared before a crowd of leading Jewish Republicans and told them, “You’re not going to support me even though I’ll be the best guy for Israel.”

“I’m a negotiator like you folks,” he also said. “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals? … Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”

 

 

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KKK Goes All In For Trump

Not to mention being against the two non-whites running against him in the Republican Primary…

White Supremacists Mobilize For Donald Trump

They’re using robocalls and volunteers to drum up support.

As the Republican presidential primary moves into the American south, white supremacist groups are working to mobilize racists to get out the vote for Donald Trump.

On Wednesday, David Duke, the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, encouraged his radio show listeners to volunteer for Trump’s campaign. “Call Donald Trump’s headquarters [and] volunteer,” he said on the “David Duke Radio Program.” At Trump campaign offices, he said, “you’re gonna meet people who are going to have the same kind of mindset that you have.”

In Minnesota and Vermont, a white supremacist super PAC called the American National Super PAC has begun circulating a robocall in support of Trump.

“The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist,’ says William Johnson, the leader of the white nationalist American Freedom Party. He goes on to bemoan “gradual genocide against the white race,” and how few “schools anymore have beautiful white children as the majority.” He signs off by telling recipients, “Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.”

Johnson is not affiliated in any way with the Trump campaign, and Trump has distanced himself from Johnson’s views. Trump also promised to return a $250 contribution Johnson made to his campaign.

But Trump’s response to the white supremacists backing him is hardly enough to put them off, said Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that monitors hate groups.

“Trump has ‘quote unquote’ repudiated these groups, but only in the most milquetoast way imaginable,” Potok said in an interview. “The fact is that white nationalists are mobilizing for Trump whether he likes it or not.”

Trump’s habit of retweeting messages posted by white supremacists, sharing them with his 6.4 million Twitter followers, hasn’t helped matters.

Like Johnson, Duke framed the GOP primary as a contest between Trump and two people of color, Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Ted Cruz (Texas). “Voting for these people, voting against Donald Trump at this point is really treason to your heritage,” Duke said Wednesday. And while he doesn’t agree with everything Trump says, he told listeners, “I do support his candidacy, and I support voting for him as a strategic action. I hope he does everything we hope he will do.”

Potok said Duke’s backing carries a lot of weight in white supremacist circles. “David Duke is the most important self described white nationalist intellectual out there today, and what he says is still very influential.”

The Huffington Post reached out to Trump’s campaign for a response to the David Duke comments, and will update this post if they provide one.

On white nationalist websites, analysts are portraying Trump’s candidacy as a rebellion by white supremacists against the mainstream conservative movement. As a writer calling himself Gregory Hood recently wrote in the national Raddix Journal, “the conservative movement is trying to keep its White serfs trapped on the conservative planation. They know if Trumpian nationalism triumphs, a more authentic form of White Identity politics can’t be far behind.” 

This isn’t the first time white supremacists have seized on Trump’s candidacy. In December, Rachel Pendergraft, the national organizer for the Knights Party, a Ku Klux Klan affiliate, said Trump’s bid for the White House had opened up new ways for her group to recruit like-minded people.

“One of the things that our organization really stresses with our membership is we want them to educate themselves on issues, but we also want them to be able to learn how to open up a conversation with other people,” Pendergraft told The Washington Post. Trump, she said, was a perfect conversation starter for people to begin talking about issues like immigration and demographic changes underway in America.

But as the Republican race moves into states where Jim Crow segregation was the law of the land for more than a century, the influence of overt racism and the white nationalist movement, combined with some of Trump’s rhetoric, could have the more subtle effect of making it seem more acceptable to hold aggressively anti-immigrant and xenophobic views.

“With Trump, white supremacists understand that he’s not exactly a white nationalist, like them, but they applaud his hard right positions on matters that are important to them,” said Potok. “From their point of view, it’s almost better that he’s not a full on white nationalist, because now he has a better chance at winning a major office.”

To many voters, the GOP nominating contest increasingly looks like a three-way race between two Hispanic men and a white man, leaving little doubt as to which candidate is most likely to win the pro-white vote.

“White supremacists are beside themselves with joy,” Potok added.

Typical Trump supporter …

 

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Spike Lee Endorses the Bern

Once again evidence of that generational split…

I believe we have finally reached the point of full cleavage between the Civil Rights Generation of the 60’s, and black millennials. This has some serious repercussions whatever way the Presidential election turns out in terms of local politics, and elections – and may harbor a shakeup of the current cadre of black politicians in the US Senate and especially the House. Which means a lot more focus on the economics underpinning racism than the symbolism.

 

Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders: ‘When Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing!’

Spike Lee is asking America to do the right thing: Vote for Bernie Sanders.

The Brooklyn-bred filmmaker endorsed the Democratic presidential hopeful Tuesday, releasing a radio ad for the Vermont senator’s campaign in South Carolina.

“Wake up! Wake up, South Carolina!” the director said in the ad, borrowing a line from his movies “Do the Right Thing” and “School Daze.”

He continued: “This is your dude, Spike Lee. And you know that I know that you know that the system is rigged! And for too long we’ve given our votes to corporate puppets. Sold the okie-doke. Ninety-nine percent of Americans were hurt by the Great Recession of 2008, and many are still recovering.”

The new spot was released just days ahead of Saturday’s Democratic primary in South Carolina.

“That’s why I am officially endorsing my brother, Bernie Sanders,” he continued in the radio ad. “When Bernie gets into the White House, he will do the right thing!”

Lee mentioned that Sanders was a part of the 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King Jr. and added that the senator was once arrested in Chicago “for protesting segregation in public schools.”

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Democrat Primary

 

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Cornel West Endorses Bernie Sanders

Looks like Bernie is stealing Hillary’s thunder with black folks…

Why Brother Bernie Is Better for Black People Than Sister Hillary

The future of American democracy depends on our response to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. And that legacy is not just about defending civil rights; it’s also about fighting to fix our rigged economy, which yields grotesque wealth inequality; our narcissistic culture, which unleashes obscene greed; our market-driven media, which thrives on xenophobic entertainment; and our militaristic prowess, which promotes hawkish policies around the world. The fundamental aim of black voters—and any voters with a deep moral concern for our public interest and common good—should be to put a smile on Martin’s face from the grave.

The conventional wisdom holds that, in the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton is the candidate who will win over African-American voters—that her rival, Bernie Sanders, performed well in Iowa and won New Hampshire on account of those states’ disproportionate whiteness, and that Clinton’s odds are better in the upcoming contests in South Carolina and Nevada, two highly diverse states.

But in fact, when it comes to advancing Dr. King’s legacy, a vote for Clinton not only falls far short of the mark; it prevents us from giving new life to King’s legacy. Instead, it is Sanders who has championed that legacy in word and in deed for 50 years. This election is not a mere campaign; it is a crusade to resurrect democracy—King-style—in our time. In 2016, Sanders is the one leading that crusade.

Clinton has touted the fact that, in 1962, she met King after seeing him speak, an experience she says allowed her to appreciate King’s “moral clarity.” Yet two years later, as a high schooler, Clinton campaigned vigorously for Barry Goldwater—a figure King called “morally indefensible” owing to his staunch opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And she attended the Republican convention in 1968! Meanwhile, at this same moment in history, Sanders was getting arrested for protesting segregation in Chicago and marching in Washington with none other than King itself. That’s real moral clarity.

Needless to say, some moral clarity set in as Clinton’s politics moved to the left in her college years. After graduating from law school, she joined the Children’s Defense Fund as a staff attorney, working under the great King disciple, Marian Wright Edelman, with whom she struck up a friendship. Yet that relationship soured. This came after Hillary Clinton—in defending her husband’s punitive crime bill and its drastic escalation of the mass incarceration of poor people, especially black and brown people—referred callously to gang-related youth as “superpredators.” And it was Bill Clinton who signed a welfare reform bill that all but eliminated the safety net for poor women and children—a Machiavellian attempt to promote right-wing policies in order to “neutralize” the Republican Party. In protest, Peter Edelman, Marian’s courageous husband, resigned from his assistant secretary post at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Clintons’ neoliberal economic policies—principally, the repeal of the Glass-Steagall banking legislation, apparently under the influence of Wall Street’s money—have also hurt King’s cause. The Clinton Machine—celebrated by the centrist wing of the Democratic Party, white and black—did produce economic growth. But it came at the expense of poor people (more hopeless and prison-bound) and working people (also decimated by the Clinton-sponsored North American Free Trade Agreement).

Bill apologized for the effects of his crime bill, after devastating thousands of black and poor lives. Will Hillary apologize for supporting the same measures?

It’s no accident that Goldman Sachs paid Hillary Clinton $675,000 for a mere three speeches in 2013, or that the firm has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to her campaigns or that, in total, it has paid her and her husband more than $150 million in speaking fees since 2001. This is the same Goldman Sachs that engaged in predatory lending of sub-prime mortgages that collapsed in 2008, disproportionately hurting black Americans.

These ties are far from being “old news” or an “artful smear,” as Hillary Clinton recently put it. Rather, they perfectly underscore how it is Sanders, not Clinton, who is building on King’s legacy. Sanders’ specific policies—in support of a $15 minimum wage, a massive federal jobs program with a living wage, free tuition for public college and universities, and Medicare for all—would undeniably lessen black social misery. In addition, he has specifically made the promise, at a Black Lives Matter meeting in Chicago, to significantly shrink mass incarceration and to prioritize fixing the broken criminal justice system, including eliminating all for-profit prisons.

Clinton has made similar promises. But how can we take them seriously when the Ready for Hillary PAC received more than $133,000 from lobbying firms that do work for the GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America—two major private prison groups whose aim is to expand mass incarceration for profit? It was only after this fact was reported that Clinton pledged to stop accepting campaign donations from such groups. Similarly, without Sanders in the race to challenge her, there’s no question Clinton would otherwise be relatively silent about Wall Street.

The battle now raging in Black America over the Clinton-Sanders election is principally a battle between a declining neoliberal black political and chattering class still on the decaying Clinton bandwagon (and gravy train!) and an emerging populism among black poor, working and middle class people fed up with the Clinton establishment in the Democratic Party. It is easy to use one’s gender identity, as Clinton has, or racial identity, as the Congressional Black Caucus recently did in endorsing her, to hide one’s allegiance to the multi-cultural and multi-gendered Establishment. But a vote for Clinton forecloses the new day for all of us and keeps us captive to the trap of wealth inequality, greed (“everybody else is doing it”), corporate media propaganda and militarism abroad—all of which are detrimental to black America.

In the age of Barack Obama, this battle remained latent, with dissenting voices vilified. As a black president, Obama has tended to talk progressive but walk neoliberal in the face of outrageous right-wing opposition. Black child poverty has increased since 2008, with more than 45 percent of black children under age 6 living in poverty today. Sanders talks and walks populist, and he is committed to targeting child poverty. As president, he would be a more progressive than not just Clinton but also Obama—and that means better for black America.

Now, with Obama’s departure from the White House, we shall see clearly where black America stands in relation to King’s legacy. Will voters put a smile on Martin’s face? It’s clear how we can do it. King smiles at Sanders’ deep integrity and genuine conviction, while he weeps at the Clinton machine’s crass opportunism and the inequality and injustice it breeds.

 

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2016 in Democrat Primary

 

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