This blog will be about whatever suits my fancy. Chances are, it will concentrate on media misrepresentations of the American "Black community", Black politics, politics in general, and whatever else I want to mentally masturbate about.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 71 other congressmen sent letters to ABC, NBC, and CBS questioning their lack of coverage of the Gosnell abortion murder trial. I STRONGLY agree that madness should be covered, I think the congress-criters are out of line demanding that the media tell them why they are not covering the case. The news media is protected by the Constitution for a a reason.
For some time I've said, and written in Usenet (remember that?) posts and web chat and blogs and Tweets here and there, that I don't think public Black conservatives really want to help those Blacks who are not doing well, to do well. I know that's a harsh statement to make, but I make it because, time and time again, you will read, hear, or see, most public Black conservatives stating there are problems in the Black community, and there definitely are problems, and that Blacks are not facing those problems.
Yet, entrepreneurialism is the one area in which these women stand out. Black women are starting businesses at three to five times the rate of all businesses, and entrepreneurship among black women has surged by 67% since 2002, according to a July 2012 report by the Center for American Progress
Also, many public Black conservatives will complain about the spending patterns of Black Americans, but will not point out the Black economic mainstay, Black Enterprise@blackenterprise, for years now, has been in the market of providing information so that Blacks will create businesses AND providing information to get Black readers to better manage their money. In fact, there is a regular feature that gives a Black family a financial checkup and advice on improving their situation. Earl Graves, Sr. backs Democrats. Is that a reason why Black conservatives refuse to spot light this magazine?
Years ago I approached Project 21 and asked why they don't add a section to their web site that highlights Black people and organizations that are doing exactly what they proclaim they say is needed. There was no response. That, and a prodding from Mike Bowen, caused me to create The Black Self Help Information web site (@BlackSelfHelpIn). (If you know of groups or people or news articles that should be mentioned, drop me an email).
Here is something sad and yet funny. On Twitter, I was blocked by @BlackRepublican for pointing out that public Black Republicans and public Black conservatives don't seem to give mention of groups like 100 Black Men (@100BlackMen), 100 Black Women, Concerned Black Men (@CBMNational) or people like Dr. Steve Perry (@DrStevePerry) or Corey Brooks (@CoreyBBrooks).
Not only her, but Crystal Wright as well. In fact, you will find hundreds of Tweets by her claiming victim status, but not one from her proclaiming the work of Black organizations or churches or people working to fix the problems she Tweets about. I guess I'll mention here that I take it as a badge of honor that she blocked me as well. For what? Asking her why she doesn't post about Black organizations or churches working to solve problems.
I bet Sean Hannity would never have a panel of Black conservatives and ask them if what I wrote is accurate.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people's emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, released the information on Wednesday.
In a 2009 handbook, the IRS said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because Internet users "do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications." A 2010 presentation by the IRS Office of General Counsel reiterated the policy.
What part of unreasonable search and seizure do they not understand? Suppose the people send encrypted email, as I have done, to their tax preparer?
On The Sean Hannity show, Sean Hannity just made a group of grown public Black conservatives, male and female -- gender words chosen with care -- a bunch of whining, victim status seeking, babies, with the exception of one Black MAN who is a priest, and I DANG sure I'm not writing about Jesse Lee Peterson!
I was one of those young people. I don’t doubt that Carson was a conservative even then. I knew plenty of black people who loved their community and hated welfare. But white conservatives were never interested in them, and they were never as interested in Ben Carson as they are right now. When the presidency was an unbroken string of white men, there were no calls for him to run for the White House. And then he put on the mask.