Black People Politics : Black Men for Bernie

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  1. NNQueen

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    If you actively participate in America's voting process and support Bernie Sanders, you might find this interesting if you're not already aware of it. The following quote is from the "Black Men for Bernie" website. Check it out. I saw an interview with the leading spokesperson for the first time today on The Young Turks and it reminded me why I love Black men.

    "Black Men For Bernie is a call to action for black men to come together, join the fight with others, and take responsibility for their families and communities, at large, by having a seat at the table.

    If we do not begin to take action and stand firm with individuals willing to fight for our rights, individuals like Bernie Sanders, Hillary becomes the result; someone who would rather do the Nae Nae to get your vote, than tackle issues destroying black families across the nation. When children are murdered or simply not educated, it is too often the mother or grandmother having to stand up for them.

    While America has over-time continually mistreated and abused blacks (African Americans) — both men and women, many young black men are being systematically uneducated, brainwashed by intentionally created illusions, and led to dead-ends that don’t sustain our diverse families and communities. To make matters worse, unfortunate cases of black politicians, pastors, and absentee fathers continue to decimate our collective ability to thrive with greed, violation of trust and selfishness.

    Black Men For Bernie is the first call to action that will happen through ‘Black Men For’. We support Bernie because of his long history of fighting for social justice as it relates to race and equality, two issues that incredibly effect everyone. We can not truly become an inclusive nation without an immense amount of change."

    Whether you agree with this or not doesn't matter to me. It's all good. But what does matter is that I am witnessing in our lifetime, Black people--Black men and boys--coming together and standing up for what they believe in to help themselves and their communities. This is debunking the myths and stereotypes that Black men are nothing but violent, over-sexualized individuals that are lazy, passively sitting by and doing nothing, never taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and help their families, or being leaders making the effort to control their destiny and change the way we live in America, for the better.

    True, the system may not always work for us and it may be riddled with fraud and smoke and mirrors, but if you don't at least try, and voting is just one way of trying, then nothing will ever change for the broader Black community and as individuals, we then lose all rights to complain.
     
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    i am not hopefull......
     
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    Thanks ... good looking out.


    Its all about grassroots now, we have no national leadership:



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    Of all the tremendous strides this city’s lone historically black college has made in recent years – and you need a scoreboard to keep up – its latest step may be its greatest yet ...


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    Paul Quinn College President Michael Sorrell has been at the center of the school’s resurgence. (2014 File Photo/Rex C. Curry)


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    My heart sinks and enthusiasm wanes when I see you think like this, Bro. James. :11300:You are an elder and have a lot of wisdom that you share with us every day. Your comments keep us focused on the issues that has the potential of drawing us closer together as a people. Why are you not hopeful? I'm closer to your generation and as angry, frustrated and radical thinking that I get some times, it's things like this that give me hope. Am I being naive or unrealistic?

    What do your many years of experience tell you that we need to hear and learn?
     
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    Me Too, Queen.



     
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    I love the idea, Bro. Clyde, but I have to admit, I am a skeptic whenever I see that elected officials will be involved in anything that is supposed to improve the quality of life for grass roots citizens locally, statewide or nationally.

    I honestly don't see how African Americans will make significant progress as long as there's money in politics that corrupt or tempt politicians. We have to do more than talk the talk. We need direct action, we need members of the community sitting at the table along with university and political officials. Our voices should not be shut out of the conversation or left unheard or heeded. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of people with letters behind their names giving the people what THEY think we need.

    Don't get me wrong...I think this is a worthy effort...but all conversations must include cleaning up a "dirty" political process and destroying a biased government that leans toward the wealthy and contributes to the destruction of the middle class and turns their backs on the poorest among us. We need a revolution, not people in higher education doing more studies on urban city dwellers and collecting more data and telling us what we already know by the simple fact that we live in this mess every day.

    Until we start walking the talk that includes ALL of us, this might be business as usual, although some people's hearts are in the right place.
     
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    If you don't know it, know this, I follow you completely, always have and always will, cause you been making lots of sense for years around here.

    Our fight occurs on all planes, its wide and broad and never ending till its over, got it?

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    You couldn't tell, Bro. Clyde but I just jumped up on these old legs and gave you a HIGH FIVE!! Now I gotta go see my chiropractor. lol :heart:
     
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    :rofl: them legs ain't hardly ole, gurl, no way ... Love you too!
    But hold it down now, k?:)



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