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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Is Tillerson's Decision On Child Soldiers Yet More Evidence Of Trump's White Supremacist Inclinations?

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been accused by about a dozen members of his department of breaching a federal law aimed at preventing foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers. The bizarre move by government employees highlights the apparent disarray Tillerson has brought to the department, and is emblematic of the tensions the former Exxon Mobil CEO has faced when dealing with more experienced diplomats under his direction.

Tillerson allegedly violated the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) in June, when he decided to exclude Iraq, Myanmar and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders regarding the use of child soldiers, according to a confidential “dissent” memo from July 28 obtained by Reuters...

Documents show that Tillerson’s decision contradicted recommendations from the heads of the State Department’s regional bureaus overseeing embassies in the Middle East and Asia, the U.S. envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the department’s human rights office and its own in-house lawyers, Reuters reported.

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Tillerson used to work at Exxon. He hasn't got a nickel's worth of brain cells in this foreign policy dime...unless there's oil in one of these countries that I don't know about.  

If his decision didn't come from reports inside his own department, then some kind of influence came from outside his own department.


Could it be that Tillerson decided 
we should line up with 
countries like Myanmar, a country
**that is an ethnic cleansing machine right now** 
because his boss, the t-RUMP,
only cares about political and financial advantage
over China in this particular situation

and the children in question 
are not-white?

What out for a "those people" are different comment in the future if the White House defends this at all. "Different cultures do things differently" is a coded "those people" put down too.  Nationalistic white supremacists are fairly predictable. And that's who is running the country now.



I almost fell off my chair when I read the Charlie Rose story. I really couldn't believe it. I've been watching his late night interview shows for decades.

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Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell address Charlie Rose sexual misconduct allegations

Gayle King said,
"I really am still reeling. I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night. Both my son and my daughter called me, Oprah called me and said, 'Are you OK?' I am not OK. After reading that article in the Post, it was deeply disturbing, troubling and painful for me to read. That said, I think we have to make this matter to women – the women that have spoken up, the
gayle king
women who have not spoken up because they're afraid. I'm hoping that now they will take the step to speak out, too. This becomes a moment of truth. You know, I've enjoyed a friendship and a partnership with Charlie for the past five years. I've held him in such high regard and I'm really struggling because how do you – what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible? How do you wrap your brain around that? I'm really grappling with that. That said, Charlie does not get a pass here. He doesn't get a pass from anyone in this room. We are all deeply affected. We are all rocked by this. 

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A federal judge in Illinois blocked the Justice Department from denying grant money to sanctuary cities on Friday, handing the Trump administration another defeat in its efforts to crack down on jurisdictions that oppose federal immigration policy....

Judge Harry D. Leinenweber issued a preliminary injunction to block the policy change while legal proceedings continue. If the city of Chicago, which filed the lawsuit last month, prevails in those proceedings, the injunction will become permanent...
~The Atlantic


Monday, November 20, 2017


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As many of you know already my beloved momma Miss Della Reese passed away peacefully last night at her home surrounded by love,” [Roma] Downey said in a statement. “She is now at rest and I am certain heaven has a brand new angel.”

Born Delloreese Early in 1931 to Richard Early, who was a steel worker, ladies’ man and a gambler and Nellie Mitchelle Early, a Cherokee cook, Della Reese began singing in church in her hometown of Detroit when she was six years old. Her vocal ability quickly attracted the attention of gospel great Mahalia Jackson, who hired Della as a back-up singer, Della was only 13. This early introduction to the world of gospel entertainment set the stage for Della’s own music legacy that has now spanned six decades and includes multiple Grammy Award nominations.
Her mother, Nellie, died in 1949, of a cerebral hemorrhage and after lots of feuds with her father, after her mother’s passing, she moved out of the house, at age 18. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan, in 1947, at only 15 years old to become the first in her family to graduate early. She intended to major in Psychiatry at Wayne State University, but a personal setback ended her plans. As a teenager, she was often chosen as a featured singer on radio. In 1953 she signed a singing contract with Jubilee Records, her first and later went on to sign a recording contract with RCA Records in 1957. She formed a choir in Detroit called The Meditation Singers.
Before she was a successful actress, she did everything from a very young age from first African-American actress to host a talk show long before Oprah Winfrey who was later to honour her at her Legends Ball ceremony along with 25 other African-American women, in 2005.
directing a young people’s choir in church, to being a truck driver, to being a dental receptionist, to that of a switchboard girl. Undeterred, Della held onto her dream and pursued her passion relentlessly, she became the 
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As a friend of mine said, this is two-fer.



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by Gloria S. Ross

When King called on the nation’s religious leaders to join the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march, Sister [Mary Antonia] Ebo was a Franciscan Sisters of Mary nun in St. Louis. 
She was aware that hundreds of earlier marchers had been beaten bloody by Alabama state troopers and one, a young, white minister named James Reeb, had died of his injuries. 
But she answered the call.

“If they would beat a white minister to death on the streets of Selma, what are they going to do when I show up?” Sister Ebo told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2015, the 50th anniversary of the march.
An interfaith contingent of 54 from St. Louis arrived in Selma on the morning of March 10, 1965, three days after what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” For safety, their chartered plane landed on a makeshift runway in a farmer's field.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis had originally planned to send only priests, but later agreed to send six nuns as well. One of the six was Sister Ebo... 
Sister Mary Antona Ebo, one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most reluctant but eventually most powerful converts to the civil rights movement, died [this month.] She was 93.




Sunday, November 19, 2017


Two Olympic gymnasts have expressed their disappointment in Gabby Douglas after she suggested that women should dress more conservatively to avoid harassment from [men].

Douglas defended herself against Twitter users who claimed that the Olympic gymnast’s tweet to Raisman was a form of victim-blaming.
“u misunderstood me. not blaming the victim at all. no man should look at any woman that way,” she tweeted to a profile under the Twitter handle @dwtsfishovskiy.
When @dwtsfishovskiy suggested that Douglas call on men to respect women, noting that it’s not women’s responsibilities to avoid being assaulted, Douglas replied: “It goes both ways.” 
The problem is not with what Gabby said. The problem, as usual, is what she believes. And same as white folk who make racist statements, we can tell what someone believes when those beliefs come out of their mouths.

Gabby is only 22 years old. In my opinion, she is still young enough to say where you can say that male supremacy based belief of hers is her parents' fault. And her parents have been influenced by the black community at large. 

Black girls and young black women are taught to jump up and defend the oppressor from birth if the oppressor has been identified as "men", and there might be a chance that the oppressor group includes black men. That's why, I have very little problem imaging that Douglas is getting support for this among her family.

In fact, based on Simone Biles saying she's not surprised by Douglas' words, I'd be shocked to learn that her family does not go in for respectability politics when it comes to black men but embraces respectability politics wholeheartedly when it comes to black women. 

That is, I'd be willing to bet that Douglas has been influenced 

by a heavily anti-feminist black community 
that will jump up and down and scream 
if someone suggests a young black man, 
like Trayvon Martin, 
was killed because of the way he was dressed 
WHO WILL ALSO whisper among themselves 
"what did she expect?" 
when a woman is sexually attacked 
should her skirt be deemed too high above the knee 
and her top too low on her chest.

In the black community, respectability politics is A-Okay to apply to black women but not black men.  This reflects that our house is divided. And a house divided against itself cannot stand.

The black community too often either stands against women or refuses to stand up for women  And black female patriarchy is one of the outcomes. Douglas is clearly a suffer.

She's young. So, I have hopes that she will recover. But it won't be easy. I say this because one of the strongest minds this country has produced has less courage than she should.

One of the most disappointing things I've read in the last few years regards Toni Morrison's refusal to identify as a feminist when her writings are so clearly feminist. 

Not only is Morrison highly intelligent, she likely not lacking in information on very many social subjects as a writer, especially not feminism.Therefore she knows feminism is not a "white invention" as touted by black men who want dog-like devotion from black women -- begging for favor, praying to be able to forgive even after being neglected or abused. 

Yet, Morrison has all but said she refuses to identify as a feminist because black women have a hard time with it -- NOT BECAUSE she disagrees with it.
I tried to understand this as being empathetic because this woman's intelligence intimidates me. I've even been so lacking in generosity and grace as to wonder if she simply doesn't want to negatively impact her book sales. But now that I've thought about it --for months now-- I think it is as simple as her deciding to be a follower instead of a leader.
If male supremacy in the black community to bend someone like Toni Morrison, what chance do young women like Gabby Douglas really have to get her mind right?

This isn't just about healing black women either. 

The thing that Gabby Douglas and whoever raised her do not understand is that they are calling all men, including black men, animals who cannot control themselves when she says a woman has to dress in a respectable way in order to not be attacked. Once you believe this, it's easier to believe there's an excuse for the behavior of Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and R. Kelly, and Brett Ratner

And once you provide excuses like "It goes both ways" then you're working to keep predators among us 

Let me be clear, I am fairly conservative when it comes to how people (not just women) dress. However, it's obvious that to me that its a good thing for women to be a lot freer than they have been in all ways, including clothing choices. 

I think men have no say about appropriate dress except when it comes to their own children, female and male.
But it worries me that there's no longer much discussion among feminist women about how women, as a group, might seek objectification and the male gaze through clothing. It's clear to me that young women, even feminists, are stunted mentally and emotionally when all they can think about is how attractive and sexy they are.
I seek beauty everywhere. I like making myself pretty, make-up, adding color to my face to my house to my workspace. I like feeling sexy and free. I think I am a very common woman in this way.    
But men have said being decorative and attractive is our only value as women. And we have a group identity as women the same as we have  group identity as black people. When white influence is too much black people discuss it. 
Similarly, when male influence is too much we need to be to discuss that too. But even feminists are afraid to do this.

 To me, how a woman dresses and the subject of sexual objectification and self sexual-objectification is not related at all to a man's right to touch a woman.  If a woman walks down the street butt-naked, that doesn't give a man the right to touch her.

Men need to learn to keep their hands to themselves. 

All of us learn this lesson in kindergarten. Men need to remind themselves. And cops need to re-learn to keep their hands to themselves too. Cops should have no right to touch anyone until they are at the point that they decide they have probable cause for frisking someone or are about to make an arrest.

Most black men already understand this about cops. That means they have a leg up on white men as far as being able to understand this in regards to never touching a black woman uninvited no matter how she's dressed. 

As men are the source of patriarchy, if the black male patriarchy infection rate goes down then black female patriarchy infection rate goes down. And if patriarchy levels are decreased, the black house is less divided against itself.

Maybe Gabby Douglas is saved in the process.

We learn a lot of the basics about a successful life in kindergarten. But some things become clearer as we become adults in a world saturated with white supremacy and male supremacy. And one of those adult lessons centers on what bell hooks said,

Feminism is for everybody. 

Two tiny books that illuminate much


Worth A Giggle
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Saturday, November 18, 2017


Half the towns are in Maryland

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Economic prosperity and opportunity for growth exist in many small cities that happen to be majority-black. Some of these cities have elements that should draw families considering new places to live and business owners looking to relocate or set up shop. 
High incomes are proxies for decent job opportunities, good schools, and safe living environments.

A national map of majority-black cities, ranked by median household incomes of black families, shows that 124 communities outpace the national median household income for all races ($53,889), according to data from the 2015 American Community Survey. Black families are especially thriving in various city/suburbs in the state of Maryland, which hosts more than half of the top 124 majority-black cities in a ranking prepared by the Brookings Metro program.
All majority-black places with black median incomes higher than the national average have populations under 100,000 people; the largest being Waldorf, Md. (pop. 71,399) with a median income of $81,592. The smallest place on the list, Highland Beach, Md. (pop. 110) has the highest median black household income at $158,750...
Findings from this stage of analysis suggest that there are current places and institutions, many of which are commonly overlooked, that should be a more integral part of future investment strategies.

Top 124 majority-black cities (by income)
(copied from downloadable excel sheet, link just above from

Highland Beach, Maryland
Fairwood, Maryland
Woodmore, Maryland
Brock Hall, Maryland
Accokeek, Maryland
Queensland, Maryland
Bensville, Maryland
Rosaryville, Maryland
Brandywine, Maryland
Mitchellville, Maryland
Glenn Dale, Maryland
Cumings, Texas
Lakeview, New York
Westphalia, Maryland
Hillcrest, New York
Friendly, Maryland
Wheatley Heights, New York
Bowie, Maryland
North Valley Stream, New York
Clinton, Maryland
Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana
Queen Anne, Maryland
Fort Washington, Maryland
Ladera Heights, California
Olympia Fields, Illinois
Pomfret, Maryland
Marlton, Maryland
South Floral Park, New York
Konterra, Maryland
Lake Arbor, Maryland
Maryland City, Maryland
Marlboro Village, Maryland
Chamberlayne, Virginia
Camp Springs, Maryland
Kettering, Maryland
Matteson, Illinois
Flossmoor, Illinois
Lathrup Village, Michigan
Bryans Road, Maryland
View Park-Windsor Hills, California
Uniondale, New York
Largo, Maryland
Springdale, Maryland
Old Jamestown, Missouri
Cheverly, Maryland
Cherry Hill, Virginia
Lanham, Maryland
Waldorf, Maryland
Marlboro Meadows, Maryland
Melwood, Maryland
Eagle Harbor, Maryland
Randallstown, Maryland
North Amityville, New York
Fresno, Texas
Capitol Heights, Maryland
Morningside, Maryland
Gordon Heights, New York
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Pasadena Hills, Missouri
Laurel, Maryland
Glenn Heights, Texas
Forest Heights, Maryland
Voorhees, New Jersey
Terry, Mississippi
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Oxon Hill, Maryland
Lloyd, Florida
Summerfield, Maryland
Forestville, Maryland
Peppermill Village, Maryland
Dalzell, South Carolina
Cedar Hill, Texas
Forest Park, Oklahoma
North Brentwood, Maryland
Willingboro, New Jersey
Woodlawn (Prince George's County), Maryland
East Williston, Florida
South Holland, Illinois
Woodlawn (Baltimore County), Maryland
Seabrook, Maryland
Owings Mills, Maryland
Pasadena Park, Missouri
Monticello, Louisiana
Oakwood (Cuyahoga County), Ohio
Walker Mill, Maryland
District Heights, Maryland
Temple Hills, Maryland
Blue Hills, Connecticut
Roosevelt, New York
South Laurel, Maryland
Quinby, South Carolina
Fairland, Maryland
Fargo, Arkansas
Cokesbury, South Carolina
Lakeport, Texas
Lawnside, New Jersey
Greenbelt, Maryland
San Castle, Florida
Glen Echo Park, Missouri
Austell, Georgia
Chillum CDP, Maryland
Lynwood village, Illinois
DeSoto city, Texas
Milford Mill CDP, Maryland
Suitland CDP, Maryland
Silver Hill CDP, Maryland
Powder Springs city, Georgia
Hillside township, Union County, New Jersey
National Harbor CDP, Maryland
Glenarden city, Maryland
Stockbridge city, Georgia
Byram city, Mississippi
Lochearn CDP, Maryland
Hillcrest Heights CDP, Maryland
Wyandanch CDP, New York
Ives Estates CDP, Florida
New Carrollton city, Maryland
Pleasant Hills CDP, Ohio
Jenkinsville town, South Carolina
Forestdale CDP, Alabama
Sandyfield town, North Carolina
Coral Hills CDP, Maryland
Pemberton Heights CDP, New Jersey
Hazel Crest village, Illinois

Friday, November 17, 2017


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“Eve’s Bayou became the most successful independent film of 1997, playing well to both art-house cinephile crowds and more mainstream moviegoers.
Its tender exploration of middle-class black life in rural Louisiana was unique at the time, but it’s also indicative of how the 1990s was an exemplary decade for its depictions of the multiplicity of black identity within pop culture.
There was the uproarious, feminist-tinged Living Single; the sharp-edged noir Deep Cover; and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,a sincere meditation on war that offered the most moving depiction of black fatherhood I’ve witnessed on TV.

Like all of these examples, Eve’s Bayou is blessedly distinct, even as its influence reverberates through shows like Queen Sugar and BeyoncĂ©’s magnum opus, Lemonade...”

Jurnee Smollett
Meagan Goode
Debbie Morgan
Lynn Whitfield
Diahann Carroll 
Lisa Nicole Carson
Roger Guevneur Smith
Branford Marsalis
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Jake Smollett

Samuel L Jackson

Thursday, November 16, 2017



from the articlePortsmouth, OhioFall River, MassachusettsSedalia, MissouriPensacola, FloridaMorristown, TennesseeElkhart, IndianaAsheboro, North CarolinaRockford, IllinoisCanton, OhioJackson, Michigan

Time to take some meth and stay up all night with us as we go through the cities one by one.
How we determined the most white trash cities in America?

Using publicly available government data, as well as Google Maps, we were able to collect the data on the following white trash metrics:
  • Cities where there are lots of white people
  • Cities where residents are poorer than average
  • Cities where a high number of residents are high school dropouts
  • High drug use
  • Higher than average Payday Loan Outlets and bargain stores
  • Violent cities (measured in aggravated assaults)
  • Cities with a high number of residents on welfare

The article's title is terrible. But it was easy to determine what it's content was about poor white people. 
By the way, Americans hate poor people for the most part. American theology says everybody who works hard gets what they deserve 
Every race has a percentage of ignoramuses that assume poverty is due to laziness. However, black and brown folks have a much lower percentage of judgmental pharisee types than whites because we know two-thirds of our demographic's poverty is due to white supremacy.
When this article was posted on social media, one woman seemed that I assumed was white or at least not-black, seemed to object
"Articles like this are good for......???"

ONE ANSWER: highlighting the fact that white people are poor and use government resources, as quiet as its kept when photos of black and brown people are used to show who is bleeding the country dry.

MY ANSWER: knowing where it's not safe for black people to live.

A BRIEF HISTORY ON BLACKS AND THE WHITE POORThis will only make sense if you know the history of poor white people's attitudes toward black people.

* * * * *

The white poor have been told since this country was formed that they are superior beings due to whiteness. Creating this theory of human value
 is how the white one-percenters kept them pacified when they were eating grass while the white slave owner down the road got rich off free labor.
The vast majority of white people DID NOT own slaves. But 90 to 95% of whites (mostly poor) helped keep slavery in place by 1) making sure blacks had no where to run and 2) by helping to hunt black slaves down like animals.  
There are theories that today's police departments evolved from paddy rollers, the poor white's hired to hunt down runaway slaves. 
In other words, chattal slavery could NOT have existed and stayed in place for centuries in the U.s. without the white poor

Why would they do this?

Again, the white one-percenters sold them on the fact that their whiteness made them human while we were not-human

To this day, nothing makes AT LEAST 57% of white people madder than seeing a black person happy, free, or having more OF anything than they do. The inferior are supposed to have less OR they cheated. And that percentage (57%) is likely MUCH higher among poor whites.

Anything that threatens the idea of their own superiority makes the white racist dangerous.

Poor whites became dangerous to black people in the early to mid 1600s and they just showed us JUST how dangerous to us they still are --just now, in 2016, when they voted into the presidency the dumbest, most obvious overt racist this country has seen as a leader in at least 30 years. 

Orange Waste-Of-Space's racism comes out like sneezing. He can't even get close to hiding it. And 57% of white people voted in favor of white supremacy.

The white one percent has been leading a large portion of the white uneducated poor around by the nose for centuries now. At least half of the white middle class and upper-middle class, anybody not white super-wealthy have joined them.

When a limited white person --as described by the article-- can't take your job or make the police go after you for dumb sh** like higher classes do, what they CAN DO is be PHYSICALLY VIOLENT.

Poor white people are either the best people on earth -- as far as race relations go -- or the absolute worst in my experience. And the worst outnumber the best 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 in any given neighborhood in my experience. I've lived in three spots within New York, Delaware, Texas, Maryland, and California. And I have real-time (not internet) friends all over the country.

This sh** don't change much per decade

All black folks may not know our history with all classes of white people in this country, but all of us can sniff out the danger present when a white person's privilege and assumption of superiority is threatened.....sometimes that fake assurance of superiority is all they have

Anybody is dangerous when they think you are about to take the only thing they have that's valuable. And for a lot of poor, uneducated, white people that thing is whiteness itself.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


As you read, keep these two things in mind
(for what it's worth)

A professor told me a decade ago
that people who call themselves "independents" 
vote republican two-thirds of the time.


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The charts below show average values for our variables by race and party. Although the plight of economically insecure white people has been placed at the center of much of the analysis of the election, our analysis indicates that black and Latino respondents tend to express significantly higher levels of economic peril compared to whites or Asians, who as a group, express below average levels of economic peril.
There is very little difference between Democratic and Republican partisans on this scale. Independents, however, express significantly higher levels of economic insecurity. Although Republicans and Democrats do not, on average, express different levels of economic anxiety, there are clear differences between Republicans and Democrats on the measures of racial attitudes towards African-Americans and the measure of pro-immigration attitudes.

Democrats express dramatically lower anti-black attitudes on both scales compared to Republicans or Independents. On the black influence animosity scale the divide between Democrats and Republicans is even greater than on the racial resentment scale. The average score of Obama to Trump voters on the black influence animosity scale (.43) was far more similar to Trump voters (.48) than Clinton voters (.21). Obama to Trump voters also had an average score the immigration scale (.44) closer to Trump voters (.43) than Clinton voters (.69). Unsurprisingly, Republicans express significantly lower pro-immigration attitudes compared to Democratic partisans.

This is what Bernie Sanders keeps trying to cover up when he says it was economic anxiety that got the "white working class" to vote for Trump -- which was a lie from the start.

This is who Bernie Sanders is protecting by saying "stop playing the race card" ...excuse saying let us stop with the "identity politics

This is who Bernie, the Bernie Bros, and a whole bunch of white establishment democrats are trying to suck back into the democratic party.

We do NOT need these white racists back in the party. We simply need to outvote them, same as we did on Tuesday November 7, 2017.