Earlier this week, a group of 26 African-American religious leaders signed an open letter to Hillary Clinton requesting that she meet with them to discuss issues of importance to the black community. They then went into details on a number concerns they hope to hear her address, including two issues which have become particularly problematic for Democrats: abortion and religious freedom. Continue Reading
On Saturday, CNN ran a headline: “Donald Trump Dredges Up Clinton’s Use of ‘Super Predators’” Really? “Dredges Up”?
What a difference a few months can make. Back in April, CNN’s Jake Tapper brought up Hillary Clinton’s controversial comments to Bernie Sanders, all but begging for Sanders to go on the attack. Continue Reading
Maya Dillard Smith, a black woman, quit her job last week. Was bigotry and harassment to blame for her quitting? Sort of. I’ll let her explain what happened:
I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.
Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
I think that when you have a black presidential candidate, as you had in Barack Obama, getting out of single digits is not very likely [for a Republican]. But Hillary Clinton, while she has a stranglehold on the black vote and people say that — if Trump is able to get into the mid-teens and moving from the mid-teens possibly into the twenties, [that] would also be very significant.
Dr. Ben Carson wants to shift the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement. This past Saturday, the presidential candidate appeared at a daylong conference at Allen University, a historically black college, alongside Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to discuss issues concerning black communities. Dr. Carson said that the Black Lives Matter movement needs to shift its focus from police brutality to other atrocities threatening black lives like abortion and homicide:
“I believe that we ought to be talking about all black lives, not just a few,” Carson said.
The Church of God in Christ, a historically African American church comprising over 12,000 churches in the United States, has reportedly turned down multiple speaking requests by the Hillary Clinton campaign to speak at their St. Louis convention in November, Breitbart reports:
Whether to allow Clinton to speak publicly to the congregation was discussed among Church leaders on three separate occasions – including a recent request to speak at its annual international convocation in November, according to a source familiar with the discussions.
At a meeting of black leaders and activists last week, Dr. Ben Carson alleged that electing Democrats does a disservice to the community, and that the broken promises of Democratic lawmakers has led to a situation “perhaps just as bad” as the prejudicial Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century:
“The Democrat Party, of course, is the party of the KKK. Of Jim Crow laws. And perhaps just as bad right now, of servitude.
Dr. Ben Carson made an important point this week when asked about his impression of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Carson expressed his admiration for the movement suggested a new message for its proponents going forward: an emphasis on mutual respect and a renewed focus on most pervasive causes of death in the community:
Mutual respect is a tremendous thing. I think that will help a lot with the whole #BlackLives matter issue.
In his column going viral, Dr. Ben Carson speaks truth as a black men to the Black Lives Matter movement. Three fab takeaways:
1. Old, white senators from rural states are not the problem:
The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy. The ‘BlackLivesMatter’ movement is focused on the wrong targets, to the detriment of blacks who would like to see real change and to the benefit of its powerful white liberal funders using the attacks on Sanders for political purposes that mean nothing for the problems that face our community.
“For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win. But when we gave up trying to win the support of African Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity for all,” Perry said.