Dr. Boyce: Valerie Jarrett Says Obama Has “Genuine Love” for the Black Community – How Cute

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com

This week, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett appeared at the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in New Orleans.  During her appearance, Jarrett reiterated the deep affection and appreciation that President Obama has for the African American community.  Jarrett stated that President Obama has “genuine love” for the black community and that he is proud of being black.  She also responded to questions from those who felt that there is no pleasing African Americans who have the audacity to ask the president to actually do something for black Americans.

When I process Jarrett’s remarks, I first wonder what black people she is referring to when she says that President Obama has a “genuine love.”  If she is referring to black people who went to Harvard, are part of the Chicago elite and vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, then the answer is a resounding “yes.”  President Obama and his wife made a special trip to Chicago to attend the wedding of Jarrett’s daughter, Laura.  The black elite have benefited handsomely from the Obama presidency, in the way that a Congolese warlord might benefit when oil companies come and extract resources from underneath the people.

But if Jarrett is referring to the hundreds of thousands of families that are waiting for the president to use his power of the pardon to keep his campaign promise to help alleviate the pain of mass incarceration, then the answer is “hell no.”  To date, President Obama, the black man with the power to help countless families who’ve been ripped apart due to the War on Drugs (which he has admitted to being a colossal failure), has pardoned fewer men and women than former President George W. Bush (oh yeah, whites are also heavily favored in Presidential pardons, you can’t blame this one on Congress).

I’m not sure if Jarrett or Obama has shown that they care for families like that of Maria Lloyd, the young woman who wrote an open letter to Judge Marvin Aspen, the man who sentenced her father to 15 life sentences for a non-violent first offense related to powder cocaine distribution.  Maria writes about the intense pain of seeing her family torn apart as a little girl and how her brother was murdered after growing up without having a father to guide and protect him.  I wonder how deep the Jarrett/Obama love is for families like Maria’s, whose loved ones rot away in prison as our politicians sip lattes on the beltway preparing for the next black tie social.

If you happen to be among the millions of African Americans suffering from black unemployment rates that are higher than they’ve been under any president in the last 20 years, then you have reason to be suspicious of Jarrett’s romantic overtures.   When the White House has been repeatedly asked if there should be targeted policy for urban areas hardest hit by unemployment, the White House has been as quiet as a church mouse. The last time I checked, when you love someone, you speak about it proudly and with confidence.  A man can’t say that he loves a woman if he is afraid to say her name in public (just ask Beyonce).

It’s not as if Jarrett and Obama won’t gladly use the bully pulpit in a self-serving manner.  The White House spoke boldly in favor of gay marriage just a month ago.  Right before that, women’s rights were pushed to the forefront of the national dialogue.   Most recently, the Obama White House signed an executive order giving immunity to 800,000 illegal immigrants who came to the US before the age of 16.

I dare say that Valerie Jarrett, in all of her and Obama’s alleged love for the African American community, cannot point to any bold stand that the White House has taken for African Americans that is equivalent to what they’ve done for the gay community, Latinos or women’s rights groups. But if we are ignorant enough to simply buy what a politician sells us and not require them to engage in action to prove it, then we deserve nothing more than second-class citizenship. 

Valerie, talk is cheap, which is why politicians such as yourself like to do so much of it.  If I owe someone money and can repay my entire debt by saying “I love you,” then I will always be happy to give them words instead of action. Genuine love is communicated through activity and policy, not a bunch of woulda-coulda-shouldas.  If I say that I care deeply for my mother and then let her starve to death on the street, some would say that my actions are not consistent with my words.  So, when you say that you and President Obama love black America, while black children die from gun violence, black families suffer from unprecedented unemployment and black families are tortured via mass incarceration that can be alleviated by executive action, then your words are as empty as any other politician in Washington.

The most damning challenge for the Obama Administration is that they cannot find reliable proof that the quality of life for black folks has improved under their regime.   The administration has been missing in the lives of black people like an absentee father who only shows up on birthdays to say “I’ve been thinking about you.”  I can’t imagine Valerie being satisfied if her new son-in-law said, “Laura, I love you, but I’m sleeping with other women.”

No different from the parent who has neglected their responsibility or the man who uses smooth words to seek instant forgiveness, the administration can’t simply show up at election time and ask black America to “have it’s back. ” Loyalty gets what loyalty gives, and you’ve been missing in action.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition. To receive Dr. Boyce commentary in your email, please click here.

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344 Responses to Dr. Boyce: Valerie Jarrett Says Obama Has “Genuine Love” for the Black Community – How Cute

  1. kathy arnold June 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    WHY DO WE NEED TO EVEN ???????????? HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • onmyway2012 June 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      It seems like electing Obama again is like voting for a republican because both have ignored the black community while advancing other groups ahead.

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      • Omar June 26, 2012 at 1:05 am

        Indeed. Too bad the Black community largely cant see this

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        • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

          Okay let’s all vote for Willard Romney!! No more talk let’s just do it! The black community will have their day then…right? Did we elect a savior/messiah?? This kind of talk does NOTHING to help our cause!! All it does is muddy a pond and play squarely into the hands of a completely unscrupulous right wing!! We are so smart that we are going to end any chance to help our cause at all. When Romney is through with ur @$$es let’s see where you are in 4-8 years… You thought Katrina was a heartless display… mock my words you ain’t seen nothing. Why is it we don’t see that!?!?!?!?

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          • Elaine June 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

            No, let’s stop settling for LESS because of a Black. We have the right to ask critical questions, demand attention to our causes, and call the president out when there is contradiction and ignoring the truth. It’s not about hating or dissing the man we all love and voted into office. We already stood up and now Obama has to step up!

          • Lotrenzo June 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

            Thank God for you! Those others as well as the Doctor, are infected with
            “The Willie Lynch Syndrome!”

          • Chris June 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

            All these criticism of our President, sounds like that old crabs in a barrell syndrome to me, as soon as one gets out the rest try to pull him down. With Black folks like these who make such negative and Childish comments Rush Limbaugh looks like a friend. This is the kind of stuff that kjeeps us struggling no unity whatsoever.

          • moptop July 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

            Friend
            Two wrongs don’t make a right. Obama has carried the Gop agenda as faithfully as George Bush the only difference is this time we can see there exist another body behind the scenes which calls all the shots because nothing has really changed

          • David Jones January 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

            You say this talk does nothing to help our cause..that’s where you’re wrong because without it people like Boyce cannot get paid. While we focus on criticizing President Obama do for us instead of doing for ourselves, Boyce quietly write divide and conquer ariticles that do nothing but benefit our oppressors and distract us from self empowerment while he stack dollars in his bank account from our blogs..in the name of love for black people.

        • dp June 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm

          Omar, you are correct, others are growing and thriving, we are not……. he acts as if he is afraid to mention anything concerning unemployment or any concerns about the black community. he stands up for all others. we cannot vote for him just because he is a black man- where would be the unemployment rate for the black community be in 4 more years………..it DOES matter whom we pick as president. …………. i don’t know what a mitt president would be like, that scares me too………but
          obama seems to shy away from anything that has to do with black people……..and we are suffering more than illegal immgrants (people who break the law to come here)……..they are permitted to work and receive loans for homes and businesses. we pay taxes for others to prosper. let me try asking for my tax money to start a business—–there is so much red tape and rules that cannot be met………(that is the plan)………. i’m still undecided……

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          • onmyway2012 June 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

            Exactly correct dp!!!!!! Die hard Obama supporters have no response for you and neither does our president.

          • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 4:53 am

            @Omar,Dp and Elaine, it’s so good to see we’re not all in denial. We deserve better, but have not gotten it from this President. Pretending that we have is ridiculous. He’s no different than a Bush, or Romney.

          • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

            I’m saddened by our brothers and sisters who cant see that we’ve been had. When I read the Obama supporters posts there is no substance to their rhetoric. No educated argument to counter the malaise of the posters here that understand
            that power never concedes without a demand.
            That you can love and criticize and demand that your best interests be addressed in our democracy.
            Banks Thieves and Moneychangers. Corporations. Illegals. Gays and Warmongers have been addressed by our president and the people that are suffering the most are ignored. And apparently most of us are OK
            with this. The most concise argument(s) that I’ve heard from “Obama supporters is Romney will be worse” “George Bush”. Crazy Man. Crazy.

      • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        It is not utilizing the “crabs in a barrel” or “Willie Syndrome” to critique or challenge our elected officials INCLUDING President Obama when our issues and needs have not been addressed. Obama has seen fit to vehemently address all of these other groups, yet some blacks still hold to the prosaic wisdom that he is “the president of the USA, NOT JUST BLACK AMERICA!”

        What defeatist thinking to believe that our issues are less important than the other “special interest group voting blocs” and, even worse, that we must remain silent and refrain from calling attention to the President’s blatant inattention to many of the issues affecting our community!!

        Just as Democrats have taken us for granted, Obama has, as well. I guess the prevailing wisdom is that blacks will vote Democrat and for Obama because he is “black”, and besides, they have no where else to go.

        The black voting bloc has been seen as monolithic for too long. We need a substantial presence in both parties and should form coalitions with others to form independant parties that will address our needs.

        I found it illuminating this weekend as the the democrats and republicans battled over the Hispanic vote. Not one word was mentioned about that “all important, black vote.”

        I observed a Hispanic woman state with pride how she felt “important” that both men were courting the Hispanic vote and that the Hispanics were so important to the upcoming national election. She went on to say that she felt “powerful.”

        I wish I could say the same thing.

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        • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm

          great post!

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        • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm

          great post Jalen! thank u for ur comments.

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        • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

          great post Jalen! thank u for ur comments.

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        • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

          Extremely well put Jalen. I couldn’t agree with you more.

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        • moptop July 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

          Jalen
          Outstanding support to this Commentary
          Thank You!

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    • james June 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

      THANK YOU

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      • nedrea scott June 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm

        You know, for the most part, I feel like because we have a black president, blacks are expecting the president to focus solely on the black community because he is black and that is NOT the answer to solving any of the issues that this nation faces. He is not just here for blacks, but for everyone. We as blacks have to take a look at ourselves to see why we are not advancing as our white counterparts do. When you change your thought process, then you will automatically change your behavioral process, and when you change your behavior, you change the outcomes for the black community, and you become a great asset to your family and those who love you. But even more so, you will become a greater asset to society because you are contributing to the change you want to see and not complain that a president who was elected by many of you, who are a part of the problem of racism, only elected him because he was black. I elected him because this nation has a race issue, but black people do not necessarily make the race issues any better by feeling that it is okay to be a reverse racists. The president is there for all of the people.

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        • nedrea scott June 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          He has done more then any of us know for the black race, but you are whining because it did not produce the outward results you wanted and still want. What he did, was work under the surface level, so that certain things could and may take place for EVERY community. His work under the surface level is about more than what you see outwardly. Some of you only possess surface level thinking and that’s good for some things, but for others, that is not the pattern necessary for understanding what he, as a president has done for this nation. He has worked behind the scenes to do some things that will produce outward results for the black community. Others, involve things that will manifest later. For example, he is trying to get jobs out here to the peopple. Do you understand how much international networking that takes? no, you don’t because all you seem to see is what you want. We have become a nation of instantanious production. We refuse to wait and let the problems be worked out. Oh, I could go on and on, but this all I will saty for now. Thhe truth fromt The truth, from the mouth of a baby

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        • dp June 27, 2012 at 6:35 am

          nedrea, i can understand what you say that he is the president for all people, yes, he has shown he is the president for most groups: example., women (white) he speaks on their rights for equal pay, their rights for abortions, their rights for free birth control, now all other groups of women fall under the umbrella, but lets be real “it is what the white women wants and gets……. He’s helped the gay’s, they go into the military without getting kicked out for being gay, they also will soon be able, in every state, to get married, (i’m not knocking their success)….. and the latino’s have really advanced on the backs of our ancestors, ex., they get jobs when no one else works, he gave the first Latino women a position in the highest court, they are here illegally and are allow to live here openly and without being deported and sent to school and set up for loans. if you notice on every application that you fill out today for jobs, loans, homes or businesses ask if you are latino and if so, they will use MY tax dollars to benefits people that just arrived in the u.s.a., (i’m not knocking their success, either) i just want to be able to benefit from my country as well as any other group. i pay taxes, i’m a good citizen, i obey the constitution and all laws, but as a race of people, we are not treated the same. obama is the president, and he has shown it, that he is for all groups of people, except black people. now i just, off the top of my head, gave you a little that he has done for other races……….now let me share what he had done for us, “”"”he’s called kanye west and jack ass for saying beyonce deserved the award and interrupting the white girl at the awards ceremony, he did not kill her so the president, i think should not gotten involved. the black college instructor that was arrested at his own home…. he jumped the gun and fired shirley sharrod, for racist, and discovered later that the white man, (r.i.p.) lied on her. he told a group of black men that they poor excuses for husbands and fathers, (he may have been right on that one), he also told that same group to stop whinning, take off their bed room slippers and act like men. he got rid of his pastor of 20 years for speeches held in church. (did the pastor say anything that was false?)….. i could go on, BUT……………… NEDREA…….tell me where i am wrong and please let me know how he being president for the last three years has helped me and black people
          THIS IS WRITTEN WITH RESPECT……IT’S WHAT I FEEL AND BELIEVE………………

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          • Makar72 June 27, 2012 at 12:48 pm

            I get the argument… and I also appreciate your approach to the discussion. You gave concrete incidents to substantiate your feelings about the President. I believe this… and for this I will concur with you. In his attempt to appear unbiased this president has at times reacted poorly to his own constituency. Some of this can be attributed to the fact that there is a hypersensitive right wing majority in the house who is watching him 24/7 to find something to accuse him about, for the purpose of gaining political leverage for this upcoming election. that said he has not always been comfortable in his proverbial skin. I do however believe that he has a burden for the black cause. but in his attempt to be balanced in the public eye he has appeared to have forgotten us. I believe that much of his advances for us will come in his next term if he were to get one. I am, however, surprised that the black community had expectation of direct and immediate responses. I did not believe for a moment that he (being the first black president) would be able to personally and quickly effect change for black people. I saw his election as a step in the right direction for us… maybe even a baby step.

          • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

            You’re beating a dead horse @dp.
            @makar72 response to your comment was lukewarm and re-arguing her/his point. Never addressing how he could “appear unbiased” by dogging black fathers, dogging Ms Sherrod, saying banks that stole the nations wealth are ” Too Big To Fail”, coming out for gay marriage. The bias is obvious. Anybody except the middle and poor blacks issues will be directly addressed from the White House.

          • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

            Thunderous applause, dp! I served my county honorable, grew up middle class, and I didn’t vote for the president because of his family and skin color, but based on his platform. And watching him fire Ms. Sherrod, supporting other americans while ignoring his LARGEST AND MUST LOYAL VOTING BLOCK is extremely disappointing. And now were told he may address the black agenda of he’s reelected is the biggest insult I’ve ever read. Ugh.

        • moptop July 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

          Nedrea
          You may not want to accept my opinion but your comments have a deep historic amplitude about them. They were uttered mostly by House negroes to other Black people during the bondage years of slavery

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  2. Steven Raines June 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Even so, that in no way makes me want to vote for Romney. I think if Romney gets in the big seat of power, unemployment will get worse and he will just put a gag order out about it. Most likely he will bring even worse conditions; maybe cutting all those cities that are teatering on the brink of default off the government bank money lifeline. You know the ones, the ones where black & hispanic single female head of households live. You know the ones where funding for public schools have been slashed and the dropout rate is almost as high as the national debt!

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  3. onmyway2012 June 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Yes!Yes! Yes!

    I’m perplexed as to which black community Ms. Jarrett is talking about because clearly it’s not the middle to lower class blacks that the president pretty much ignored during his presidency. She’s full of it and this statement from is as empty as Bush claiming mission accomplished. It would of been better for her not to make such a disingenuous statement. Clearly she’s a liar trying to smooth over the less than enthusiastic support from black voters who may not vote for the president again. Money talks and bull walls. Keep strutting Obama supporters.

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    • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

      What is your solution??? Why not go ahead and lets all join the tea party?? People who have depicted this same president in the most disrespectful ways because they believe he has done far too much for the middle and poor already! They want you to starve, go to prison, or go back to Africa!! They don’t give a fat rats anus about you, your future or your children!!! Obama is our last best hope… And there is hope… Especially for reasonable people!!

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      • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm

        Makar72
        You have more hope than I do. These Black folks seem to be putting the Klan and the Tea Party Racist, out of business. I bet their ancestors are turning over in their graves.

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      • onmyway2012 June 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        Fear tactics? Really? Lol!! My solution is to deport illegals back to Mexico, put more money into black entreprneurship, stop increasing student loans and put more money into decreasing pell grant restrictions for African Americans, invest more money intosp entrepreneurship, stop pussyfooting around black unemployment, stop being vague about black issues, do not disrespect the black voters who are genuinely unhappy and rightfully so with how the president who Ennis the largest minority vote of both political parties by ignoring legitimate concerns. The way the weak president vocalized gays, Jews, latino, and mozlems without disrespect, I want, in vain for the president to show the same amount of respect. He makes me sick the more I see his dismissive attitude of black community.

        the black poverty gap grew wider under this president, more than Reagan. So many blind lemmings continue to be dazzled by superficial image. I don’t care if he’s a great husband and father because none of that pays my bills nor gain employment. I’ve had strong black men in my family who took care of family and business, and I don’t have such low self esteem to seek that from a POLITICIAN.

        And the folks sitting up here parroting how the president isn’t the president of black America is insulting and dismissive clearly exposing their ignorance, no sheer stupidity on the fast that when a voter votes for a candidate, they’re is an expectation for the candidate too DO THEIR JOB FOR THE ONES WHO VOTED FOR HIM, and piss off those who worked hard to get the candidate in office. I do not give my vote away only to have the candidate I supported disregard my concerns. delusional lemmings.

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        • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 5:01 am

          Well said! I’m surprised the name callers haven’t attacked you for telling it like it really is!

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        • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

          Right On Brother. Make it plain.

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        • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

          Kudos to you for such astute comments!!

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        • moptop July 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

          onmyway2012
          OUTSTANDING REPLY!!!!!
          Thank you for being on the side of responsiblity and truth
          Obama owe Black people and he refuses to pay his bill
          I say we need to fire him and if we get Rommey so be it because they both are cut from the same cloth only this time Rommey who is White will re-open our eyes to our absolute need for unity among our people. Obama has not only done nothing good for us but he has divided our attention

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  4. Paul June 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Dear Dr. Boyce,

    I’m curious to know the basis to your consistent attach on President Obama and his administration. I don’t read anything but negative attacks. What’s up with you brother? A man of your intelligence and academic achievements should have a better grasp on who calls the shots in the capitalistic society of America. In my humble opinion, you persistent attach on the Obama administration is far more destructive and divisive than anything President Obama has failed to do. You are in a position of influence and your messages should be advocating how the black community best prosper under the Obama Administration. After all, what other option do we have?

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    • Say What? June 25, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Paul- I’m in absolute agreement with you. This article should have been either trashed or put on a back burner until after the November election. What purpose does it serve? It’s only going to continue to erode the already waning support President Obama has in the black community. I’m less than thrilled with how President Obama has performed regarding the black community, I’m struggling more financially than I think I ever had, but I understand that he inherited an impossible situation — an economy that was on the brink of a depression and Republicans like Mitch McConnel that have vowed to make him a one term president. Whose side are you on Dr. Watkins? The last thing we need right now is for more blacks to feel ignored and disrespected by the President. Wake Up Call — if we think we’re suffering and being disrespected now, let Romney get in office, we’ll be begging to have President Obama back. The President is going to square up with us in 2013. Yes We Can! and Yes We Should! (vote for Obama).

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    • Big Nate June 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      I was so stunned after reading this hit piece on our President, that I could not find an appropriate comment. After reading your comment I can now formulate a concrete statement. Thank you for breaking it down for us.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 4:44 am

      obama has done nothing for the black community except help dwstroy it Ms. Jaret really should shut the hell up . Fools like you questioning dr. watkins are just brain dead obama has done nothing for blacks but he keeps his tongue up the behind of the illegal hispanics, gays ,women’s issues (white)

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

        @Bennie you are so right!!!

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        • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:25 am

          Daisy and Bennie… You are both so wrong!! Bennie what have you done for the black community? Daisy help me out and tell me what your plans are for our future??

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          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

            @Makar72, Let’s see what have I done?

            My most recent efforts is a petition STOP BULLYING NOW!! http://www.indiegogo.com/zzeria?a=762600
            (please donate, sign and support this young Black girl) to get Justice for this young girl who was viciously attacked at school, but haven’t received the support like the White bus monitor who was taunted not attacked. It also will be taken to Washington to change school laws and policies to help make our kids safer at school.

            *Boyce was the 1st with a media voice to step up and help her!

            PLEASE ALL DONATE AND SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT THIS YOUNG GIRL “ANNISIA” http://www.indiegogo.com/zzeria?a=762600

            2nd – I’ve conducted several community health surveys that revealed the high rate of cancer in Black women, many working single head of household in 3 Black communities where a major company PG&E knowingly released toxins in their community. I then exposed gov for hiding it, took the findings to Washington D.C. participated in congressional hearings on Environmental Justice, but Obama chooses to ignore the evidence or help.

            3rd – I’m continually demanding more funding to support Blacks being at the decision making table on the Fed, state and local level and receive funding (Money in case u don’t know) like what is freely being given to others to help them buy houses, open businesses, etc. 3rd I’ve helped passed SB & ABs (Senate Bills & Assemby Bill in case you don’t know) requiring testing and health monitoring and reduction of toxic chemicals found in Black communities be included in the Toxic Registry

            4th – I’ve been advocating for the over 15 years to put adequate funding behind boys n young men of color helping bring very much needed resources (that came before Obama) to them for their issues because they have the HIGHEST rate of murders not committed by them, mental health, physical health undiagnosed, lowest graduation rates, lowest employment, highest incarceration etc.

            So Makar72, I can go on, but won’t, so hopefully I’ve answered your question about what I’m doing for your future and our Black communities and others who get the benefit as well.

            WHAT HAVE U DONE for the BLACK community and what plans and efforts have YOU put forth for our future?

          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

            correction 4th & 5th.

          • James August 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

            @Makar72, you sound much too intelligent to be wasting your time responding to these idiots like Daisy, onmyway and others with the same warped views. They are either brain dead or GOP plants just here to try and buy votes for that Lying Mitt Romney. Anybody; especially a negro (not Blacks because we know better) who thinks they’ll be better off with Romney is a complete and utter fool. And the negro’s that say they will sit home and not vote are bigger fools than anybody, and I won’t say why because they wouldn’t understand it anyway. Sometimes you just have to let it go which is exactly what I’ve done.

      • dp June 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        bennie, you are right on……

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      • onmyway2012 June 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

        Funny, yet on point comment Bennie.

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    • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      During Apartheid in South Africa, they had multi-million dollar hi-tech laboratories that only one purpose, and that was to develope ways to kill Black People. They tryed to create a drug that could make White Racist look black so they could infiltrate Black organizations un-detcted.
      Well I guess they succeeded

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    • trthsetsfree2 June 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      It is about time Dr. Boyce used his education to analyse a situation instead of just giving an opinion. No one is saying vote for Romney. But people also have no reason to vote for Obama. Other choices are vote for a third party, write in a candidate or do not vote at all. The truth shall set you free!

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      @Paul,
      Your humble opinion was formed before you arrived at this blog.
      Let me help you.
      “Dr. Boyce: Valerie Jarrett Says Obama Has “Genuine Love” for the Black Community – How Cute”
      I read the article first, then posted. The man made a simple argument in this article; That saying I love you is different than showing it. That Obama is smart enough to articulate his love for us in his own words. To itemize our grievances and give them validity or discredit them. That he does not need a designee to show us/tell us how much he loves us. Peace.

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    • moptop July 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

      Pual
      I am not the professor but I would like to respond to your question with some questions. Why should we give Obama a pass? Are our needs less than any other’s? When we gave him our vote was it because he was Black or was it because we saw in him a better change in our condition? Do leaders unite or divide their people or is it every man for himself? If you believe Obama is for us all then why is there such a difference in the amount of pain being shared in this country?

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  5. Joe L June 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    You are right republican don’ promise any thing and you get nothing the democrats promise you the world and you get nothing may be you need to change horses you have nothing to loose.

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    • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

      Okay… like I’m going to drink this koolaid. Give me a break.. You are a mole for Willard!

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  6. Andrea Battle June 25, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Let’s all vote for Romney and finish the Bush policies!
    I believe middle class tax cuts etc are helping the Black middle class . If health care is sustained- that has helped the Black community.,. Good luck with the Republicans…

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  7. Renee June 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    While this is a very good piece by Dr. Watkins, I would like to see the entire content of Dr. Jarret’s speech before coming to a conclusion. Dr. Watkins only quoted a small portion of her speech. I’m not ignorant or blind to the reality of African Americans struggles in this country and the Obama Administration seemingly lack of disregard for some of our concerns at times. While some acheivements have been on behalf of African Americans, the issues that have hit us the hardest remain to be unseen. President Obama is facing a hostile and racially tinge GOP who will do anything to destroy his presidency simply because of his skin color. I take into consideration the convoluted and sometimes child-like nature of Congress and the Senate who refuse to act like elected officials whose job it is to serve the American people’s best interest and not play politics. I can acknowlege the persistant struggles this President has faced over the past three and a half years. However, I am slightly baffled by President Obama’s announcement for supporting gay marriage, the Dream Act, Women’s Rights, and lets not forget speaking out on behalf of Muslims during the debacle surrounding the Muslim community center in New York a few years ago. I understand the President can’t appear to be “too black,” because whites will have an overexaggerated bitch festival about the President only caring about black people. Remember when he spoke in support of Professor Henry Gates and the enormous backlash he got from white people who are oblivious to black people’s reality with racial profiling. Lord knows if one was to speak favorable for improving social justice on our end all hell breaks loose and whites go into some craze racial tandrum. So, in the end I guess I understand why President Obama is all too willing to not speak on behalf of blacks too specifically. Look at the enviornment of hate we are living in since his presidency.

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    • jeff June 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      Obama is facing a hostile and racially tinge GOP who will do anything to destroy his presidency simply because of his skin color.

      TYPICAL PROPAGANDA, IF I DON’T LIKE HIS POLICIES….
      IT’S BECAUSE OF HIS RACE, YET AS SO VULGERLY DISPLAYED IN THIS FORUM….BLACKS VOTED FOR HIM “BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK”
      just a note…. blacks make up 13% of the U.S. population,
      of that only 30% vote, so do you think that 4% of the U.S.
      voting population elected Obama, no….so who were the other
      people who voted for Obama?… From this site it is heartbreaking to see the level of hate and extreme racism fueled by ignorance and falsehoods. Folks, America is a great country being distroyed from within, currupt political system, courts
      and companies all combined, want to pit the “PEOPLE” against each other and it’s working as they convert this country into
      what Russia and Europe wanted to be: a very wealthy country
      run by the govt, not the people.

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      • Jetolliver July 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm

        Jeff, I agree with you. I am amazed and appalled by this rhetoric. Black people amaze me! We are an interesting group of people. It is shocking how short sighted and yet, so demanding and critical we can be! Clearly, this president’s short term goal is to be re-elected, which is consistent with every president that has served in office. In order to do this, he MUST present himself as one acting on behalf of every demographic that he can. Obviously, conservatives couldn’t wait to present him as someone who is unreasonably focused on the black community, but they cannot do so. We won’t even mention the incredible lack of congressional support that he has been given while in office.

        What I would like is to challenge Dr. Boyce (whom I respect tremendously), and those of his mindset, to do is to grade this president’s legacy on his entire body of work: A president is most likely to affect the most significant controversial change during his second term, not his first, particularly with presidential pardons.

        I expected intolerance and impatience from conservatives in regard to this president, but I guess I should have known it would come from the black community as well. We still have a lot to learn.

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    • moptop July 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Renee
      Stop it! Please stop giving Obama a pass on his lack of effort in helping Black people. He see himself not as Black but as American with all the sybolism in tact. Now I have a problem with this because every president before him saw themselves as first White and second American and I dare you to name me one anyone who did not follow this doctrien if not in words then more importantly they did in practice. Even Carter the most humane of them all caved in to the pressure of not supporting Black issues.

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  8. Tom Burrell June 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Dr. Boyce, nice hatchet job. Let me get this right. Only fourteen percent of black people over the age of thirty that were eligible to vote in the last election bothered to get up off our behinds and go out to vote for the man and now you want the POTUS to expend all of his political capital during an election year to pardon people in prison that have committed drug related crimes? This is almost funny!

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  9. John Taylor June 25, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Why don’t you get off the President back,he is the president of all Americans,you need to wait until after the election to critize if he does not do something for the African Americans

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

      Obama fight constantly for the dreamers, illegal aliens, gays muslims, women issues He didn’t wait. sorry ppl; like some of these writers make me sick. Obama says he is president of all the ppl that is a lie he don’t give a damn about blk ppl I will not vote for him the next time arund I won’t vote for Romney either I will sit this out Obama makes me sick to hear and see his JUDAS propaganda he uses his executive power 4 thinghs he is passionate about the plight of black ppl is not on his agenda now or ever second term or not. take that to the bank…

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:37 am

        @Bennie, @ Monique, you have renewed my faith in us! Reading some of these ppls comments makes me sad to be Black. It’s amazing how some of these ppl accept so little from Obama which is exactly what they’re getting. How they come to their conclusions that we should wait for his next term for Blacks is the sick! Are black ppl really suppose to sit by and watch Obama do for everyone else? While he tells us to take off our house slippers, and he’s not gonna have a Black agenda, and totally ignored us until it was re-elect time? They can’t be serious, but the sad fact is they are. Obama and his loyal @ss kissers are doing the dirty work, paving the way tryin to put Blacks back on the plantation. It’s good to see we ain’t all falling for the bs.

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        • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

          Are you a troll?

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          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm

            If standing up for my people and blasting a President that clearly don’t makes me a troll, then I’ll be that and wear it proudly!!!! What does it make you who is clearly in denial, a yessa, massuh, I’ll accept anything you give me house mammy or house NiG? I know so! Do yourself a favor and increase your knowledge because right now you sound like a FOOL!

      • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        Your non-vote for Obama is an automatic vote for your white brother, you’re no dummy, you know that. Infact you should just go-on & bleach your hair blonde, get some blue contacts. go ahead brother, say it; you hate the president like Dr. Boyce and everything he stands for, you voted for Palin and McCain didn’t you? We won’t call you an African-American or … Black if you don’t want us too. Fox is paying big bucks to people like you all.

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  10. monique June 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    @Renee-so are you saying that if you are a republican you don’t like Obama because he is black? Could it possibly be his policies? His idealogy? Obama knows that people will “have his back” because he is black,but shouldn’t he have our back.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

      I think OBAMA SCREWED HIMSELF IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY i HERE MANY PPL SPEAAKING ABOUT NOT VOTNG THIS TIME OBAMA IS A WHITE PPL’S NI**ER HE CAN TAKE HIS BULL SHIT AND CONTINUE PROTECTING ILLEGAL ALIENS WHILE SCREWING BLACK MEN WOMEN CHILDREN INTO THE GROUND. HE WILL BE SURPRISED WHEN BLACKS DON’t SUPPORT HIM 100% AS WE DID IN 2008 OBAMA HAS PROVEN HIMSELF TO BE hypocrite

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      • makar72 June 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        Wait till Romney gets through with your @$$!!!

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        • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

          Are you a magician or do you have a crystal ball that allows you to see a future Romney presidency? How do you know that he will be a total disaster for black people?

          If you have the “magic”, what did this gift tell you about the election of President Obama? Did he meet your expectations?

          I wish I had some magic or at least listened to my “gut feeling” about Obama during the 2008 election. But I was so mesmerized by the eloquence of “hope and change” and the fact that I simply refused to support a McCain/Palin ticket. I totally dismissed my research that divulged that Obama was one of (if not the most) liberal politicians in Congress. I also did some research on his personal life and dismissed those findings as well.

          Well, I have noone to blame but myself. It is a mistake I will not make again.

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  11. dana June 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    SO, WILL ROMNEY BE BETTER, OR MUCH, MUCH WORSE? IF OBAMA GET’S RE ELECTED, AND DOES GREAT THINGS FOR US FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, WILL A FUTURE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT LEAVE HIS GOOD WORKS INTACT? CRITICISM IS USEFUL, BUT REALITY WILL OUT! SHOUT!

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:47 am

      The reality is Obama has totally disrespected the Black community and nothing will change unless we call him out on it. Even White ppl who are for what is right are calling him out for his disrespect of the Black community….Obama is one of the worst kind of racist. The truth be told he’s no better than Romney.

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      • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 11:11 am

        B.S.

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        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

          Thank You Makar72, it is Believeable Stuff!

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          • makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

            Here is what I have done… I have raise 4 productive children. Three are through college one has a masters… After putting them through School I went back and am now working on my Masters… I visited the patients in the veterans hospital, and the prisoners in the Philadelphia prison last month… I donate to WorldVision monthly. I already signed a petition on bullying (believe it was yours) I plan to go back and visit the prison again 2 more times this year. I am also planning on canvasing for Obama again as I did last time. I have been to juvenile detentions centers to speak to these children and want to do more.

            I believe that what you expect from this president is beyond his capability. He has a republican part that on his inaugural day vowed to not work with him at all. They have kept their promise. I have no problem with constructive criticism. But some of this language is just plain unproductive and also destructive. He should have been given more than this one term to get what he wants done. If he does what you are advocating this will be the last African American president to ever be elected. I don’t expect him to advocate for my immediate aide… It is asinine to try to push this man to make wholesale changes. Do you know all of what he has already done? Or are you expecting him to physically come to your home and give a check?

          • makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

            YOU ARE A BULLY Daisy123!!!

          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm

            Makar, talk is cheap, action speaks! Talking and visiting people who are in need without leaving them with some real benefits is self-serving. Your I plan ons, and I want to do mores is less then impressive. DO IT! If you gonna try and put folks on the spot you better be prepared to measure up, otherwise you get knocked off your high horse, and put in your place. What is laughble is Say What who ain’t saying nothing, have the nerve to call someone a Bully and you who butt in others comments with some negative name calling have the audacitiy to call me a Bully? You are funny! I see why you blindly follow Obama.

        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

          It’s laughable that you started the name calling and trying to out someone but got put in check because you are wrong. My original comments were facts about Obama not personal until you made them so. The problem came when you wrongly assume I’m doing nothing, and that I’m not entitled to voice my opinion that clearly differs from yours. Makar if anyone is a Bully it’s been you with typical Bully behavior of attacking first, then when it came back at you, you can’t take it. If you can’t take it don’t dish it. And if speaking up and not taking bs from you is your definition of a Bully so be it. And if you supported our petition against Bullying, THANK YOU!

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          • Makar72 June 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

            Daisy123… I think you are out there!!! When I first read your comments I thought you might be a person who patrols certain website with an agenda (that is what we call a “troll” and why I asked you if you were one) otherwise I did not call anyone anything. You first said I sounded like a “fool”. You said everyone on the whole thread who defended Obama were “hypocrites”. I have read your posts and I have read others posts who were critical of Pres Obama and some of them have managed to be constructive or at least respectful. With the exception of a couple of others you have been the one who has been the most attack happy. You seem quick to get on the defensive quickly when some disagrees with you. I asked you a question to which you gave no answer. You have just continued to comment on everyone who disagreed with you. My question is this.. what solutions do you have should we vote for Romney? Simple question… it is a yes or no question.

            But.. your comment above is ridiculous! Notice I never discredited your answer about what you were doing. You, on the other hand have, true to your form, totally discredited my answer back to you about what I was doing. When you have to completely destroy another to get your point across something is wrong. There is an insecurity there – psychology 101.

            To bottomline it again, what is a better option for us in this upcoming election?

          • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

            Thank You @Daisy123. Keep It Moving. Peace.

      • The Sandyman June 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm

        Daisy: Romney’s Mormon belief is that blacks are cursed by God? What does that make him? The best kind of racists?

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  12. anthony June 25, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    seeing is believing.

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  13. youshouldofpickyourowncotton June 25, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I FIND dr.boyce,cornell west and other want to be leaders of the african/black community continue trying to persuade us to STAB our smart,intelligent and careing PRESIDENT.PRESIDENT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION has passed HEALTH CARE,CREDIT CARD REFORM,WALL STREET REFORM,LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT,AUTO BAIL OUT ,27 MONTHS OF JOB GROWTH,PELL GRANT DOUBLED,1ST BLACK ATTORNEY GENERAL,ENDED IRAQ WAR,PLAN TO PUT VETERANS TO WORK AND OVER 200 OTHER BILLS THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY HELP BLACK FOLKS .IT’S UP TO US TO GO GET IT.PLEASE ignore dr boyce watkins and other wannabees leaders WHO PROMOTES BLACK ON BLACK HATE.OBAMA IS THE BEST PRESIDENT FOR AMERICA IN 2012 TO 2016.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 5:09 am

      you are stupid and blind you only have one VOTE exercise it then shut the hell up Dr. watkins & other blacks have a right to criticize the president or any other official that is their right I am glad to have their voices on the issues of black demise/ill treatment

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      • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

        Why don’t you take own advice, vote for Romney, and just shut up like you ask every else to do who doesn’t buy your garbage!!

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    • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      Right! Why can’t they see that?

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    • Huge Bullbone June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Remember this — A vote for Barack is ALSO a vote for First Lady Michelle. She is the difference maker in this scenario of a second term. AND most of all, as a brilliant and nurturing female, she is the one who taught and continues to teach our POTUS the facts and strategies pertinent to what he REALLY needs to say, know, to do, and timing. Aside from what he learned in those Eurocentric and Zionisitic universities, from those spurious “non-fiction” books and professors in each course’s syllabus as well as from his own mother and maternal grandparents, Michelle and HER mother are Pres Obama’s BEST teachers. Barack is president because he got the most votes. Don’t fall for the okidoke, please. VOTE. Too many have suffered and died for us to have that right. Keep hope alive.

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  14. Daisy123 June 25, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Very good piece Dr. Boyce! Oh let’s not forget the 4.6 BILLION dollar settlement for Native Americans, but I guess we should according to your Obamaites be ever so grateful that Black Farmers received some crumbs through their legislation. It is scary that some Black folks REFUSE to admit the ever so obvious distain that Obama openly displays for the ordinary, middle-low, or poor Black, hoping it got him approval among racist white conservatives/tea baggers, but all it did is increased their attacks on him and us. Nothing has changed!

    Thank you Boyce for speaking truths!

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    • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Daisy 123 — You failed to mention that in 2009 President Obama authorized a 1.25 billion dollar settlement for black farmers making it one of the most important billion dollar government settlements in American history. Why haven’t the black farmers been paid? Because Republicans have delayed the bill multiple times and have stripped it out of other bills. The President has now attached it to the war supplemental bill but political experts believe Republicans in the Senate will strip it out of that bill as well. Republican Steve King from Iowa is one of those leading the way in opposing this well-deserved settlement to black farmers. He tweeted that he would support it because these black farmers cannot prove discrimination. As a Senator, President Obama became aware of the injustice to these farmers and have rally on their behalf ever since. As a Senator he couldn’t get any cooperation from President Bush because he could care less about black farmers and turned a blind eye to their complaints.
      Daisy doesn’t get it, President Obama can only push through what the Congress and Senate allow him too. Republicans
      will support legislation for any other minority group, even little green martians before they will support any settlement or policy to benefit black people. Why? first of all, they have no use for blacks since we no longer pick their cotton for free. Second, blacks that don’t do their research will think that our President doesn’t care about black us and will begin to resent him and turn against him. From all the hateful, disrespectful comments made about our President at this forum I believe the Republicans have accomplished their mission.

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      • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

        Correction: Republican Steve King from Iowa said he would NOT support the settlement to black farmers because they can’t prove discrimination.

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        I see you took my advice and did some research. I didn’t fail to mention it, if you read my pre-post, it was still passed as a crumb to the original legislation passed for Native Americans, Black Farmers were due way more, and if you continue to research and you are about truth then you know Obama have not done right by Blacks! We all know Bush, Romney and the likes don’t give a care about Blacks, the problem is neither does Obama unless they are in his circles, he’s proven it.

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        • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

          Daisy 123 — I hate to disappoint you but what I posted regarding black farmers had nothing to do with any advice from you. I’ve been aware of the struggle black farmers for years. You’d be the LAST person on this site I’d take advice from. You’re comparing apples to oranges. The black farmer’s sued for discriminatory denial of farm loans and other financial aid. The Native American settlement was for $3.4 billion dollars, not the $4.6 that you claimed –The settlement resolved a lawsuit filed in 1996 claiming the U.S. Department of the Interior had mismanaged funds held in trust on behalf of Native Americans. The trust money was from transactions involving land allotted to individual Native Americans under an 1887 law. Hundreds of Thousands of Native Americans were victims while about 70,000 black farmers were affected. President Obama fought for the farmer’s with the Republican’s foot on his neck and you’re still not satisfied, but I bet the farmer’s are grateful for his efforts and that’s what counts.

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          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm

            Comment elsewhere, Dismissed!

  15. Daisy123 June 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    If Obama has a “genuine love” for the Black community, then I’d hate to see what he would do if he hated us!

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    • onmyway2012 June 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Daisy, love your comments!!! Keep up the good fight!!!

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      • Makar72 June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

        Daisy123 Thanks you Gov. Romney.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Best Post on this Blog. Thanks.

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  16. Rev. George Brooks June 25, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I’m glad Jarrett says that Obama is proud of being black, because he certainly has never said it. And since she said it, which I won’t accept until I hear him say it, let me ask her and him this ONE QUESTION. And it has nothing to do with WHERE he was born, but what does it say on his birth certificate on the line that tells what his RACE IS. Does it say black, white, bi-racial, or perhaps just AMERICAN? And I think all of us blacks deserve to know this, even if some will now say that they don’t care, because it will be something for them, and all of us, to think about. So let’s demand to have this information. — Rev. George Brooks

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  17. Tee June 26, 2012 at 12:01 am

    So once again Watkins comes with the crabs in the barrel mentality. You sir are becoming an embarrassment. Obama is not God, he can not snap his fingers and make all the ills of black folk go away. Now maybe you and others like you think that to be the case but it is not! Obama by no means is perfect, but to suggest as you do quite often that life in America for not just black people but anyone that is poor or middle class would be better under a Republican is pure nonsense.

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  18. Pat June 26, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Reading Dr.Watkins continous attacks is so wrong. Let a republican get in and see how much care is given to blacks and other minorites. If we didn’t have a congress so against everything you would see a big difference in the whole country. Things like health care would be taken care of like in other countries and an economic problem would be solved. Maybe Dr. Watkins is getting favors from the other side.

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  19. theloneous June 26, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Dr. Watkins, were you and Black folks that express dissatisfaction with President Obama born yesterday? Anyone with half a brain knows that the minute Obama does, or even says, anything that republicans and white people in general perceive to be favoritism toward Black people his chance of being re-elected is completely over. In fact, if he is re-elected and does anything that specifically targets Black people as the recipient or beneficiary, not only will they try to impeach him, he’d better triple his security detail. These honkies are ready to launch another civil war as it is, President Obama is literally walking a tightrope just staying alive. I would urge all Americans to support our President’s re-election but especially Black Americans because if he loses, the republicans are going to severely punish Black America and forcibly show us “our place” in “their” country. If the President is re-elected and proposes legislation, initiatives and programs designed specifically to uplift Black people, family’s and communities, first we BETTER be ready to take advantage of the opportunities and not squander them because it might be the last time we get any breaks in this country and, we BETTER be prepared to protect our ourselves and our President because we all should not be surprised if we end up paying for it with our lives. This is the kind of world our grandparents and ancestors faced, stand up and be a man and take the chance of getting killed for it or continue being fat happy coons trying to get along in the white man’s world. Black folks hatin President Obama need to stop being soft, weak, stupid bitches and man up, we got a fight on our hands.

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    • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

      Theloneous- Amen my brother!!!! Preach! What you’ve said speaks volumes. He’s the only President in American history that has had to not only be concerned about pushing policies through but also having to consider how each one of his decisions was going to be perceived (along racial lines) by the white voters that helped to put him in office. No one can tell me that President Obama doesn’t love the black community. Although he’s playing it down now, he was a member of Rev. Wright’s congregation, straight out of Harvard, he passed up the opportunity to make a 6 figure income and live on the upscale side of Chicago for a job as a church-based community organizer helping people who lost their jobs whenthe steel mills closed. President Obama is the closest thing to an ordinary person than any other President we’ve ever had. Romney has lived a life of privilege from the day he was born and has no concern or understanding for the plight of the black man. Like you said Theloneous, Romney and his croonies are going to make blacks pay if he’s elected. We can be angry at President Obama but we must still take a friend to the polls with us in November to re-elect him. OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! in 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 11:19 am

      So true… So simple to understand.

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    • js June 26, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      YOU have SPOKEN a mouth full of TRUTH

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  20. Insightful June 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Well it is my turn. Whomever spoke on the motives of this Author, I applaud you. Are we 4gettin, our President is also White! Do u think just because the pigmentation of his father’s genes was so strong & that he married a Black Women that he would totaly 4get all his heritage?! Our President is Not our God. I have said it once & I will continue 2say, the President sent us all stimulous cheks & his programs saved a lot of homes. Why don’t u poopheads look into seeing how long NACA has been around. This was around B4 Mr Obama. It should have been inplemented in the Bush term there would have been more homes saved. I just don’t think I heard about NACA until Mr.Obama and he continues to find ways to spend Government money to help us ALL. The only reason Congress is mad about his spending is because it may affect their raises. 1 last thing when you speak negative about his black vs white love, you should not 4get that it was his White Mother and family that nurtured him. So Black people count your blessings!! And the young lady that blames the system cause her dad was not around & her brother was killed, no your dad did not deserve that punishment, the sentence did not fit the crime, but what was he teachin your brother? Be Bless & let’s pray that his HEALTHCARE INCENTIVE IS APPROVED

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  21. tommy christy June 26, 2012 at 12:51 am

    What a bunch of crap! Obama loves no one but himself. He is the center of the universe. This man doesn’t care one hoot for the black community! What’s he done for them? Allow illegals t come n and take jobs away! Well done. All he wants is your vote..you get nothing in return!

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  22. Omar June 26, 2012 at 1:05 am

    “you can’t blame this one on Congress” #classic

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  23. vicki June 26, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Dr. Boyce you’re sooooooooooo petty you bitch every day about the president. Do you want him to stand up like Farrahkan and make a fool of himself.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 5:14 am

      Farrahkan is a brilliant man too bad you are not

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      • vicki June 26, 2012 at 9:02 am

        bennie please tell me how Farrahkan is a brilliant man all i have seen from him is running his mouth off. what did he do with all those millions he got from the million man march and the millions he got from Gaddafi did Farrahkan share it with black people?

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  24. wakkace harris June 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

    How much are they paying you Dr. Watkins ? White folks just love to read what you have to say about other black people, which is always in the negative.

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    • The Sandyman June 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

      Wakkace — It really does make you wonder……someone that bashs blacks and President Obama as much as Dr. Boyce does couldn’t have the black community’s best interest at heart. Could we be dealing with a double agent?

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  25. John Taylor June 26, 2012 at 1:09 am

    I am glad someone thinks the President is doing a good job with what he inhertive when he took over the office of President..I did not think in my lifetime I would see a person of color the head of our nation,I am a Disable Vietnam Veteran, and proud Oboma is our President,I was discrimated upon many times while in the Army for 26 years defending our country and I believe our president is doing a wonderful job…We need to get rid of our own Wanna Bees and let our President lead.

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  26. James June 26, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Boyce Watkins is sounding more and more like a house n***** every day. He’s talking about pardoning drug dealers and other criminals; well they should have thought about that before they started dealing and using. Of course there is a disproportionate number of Blacks in prison but Barack Obama didn’t put them there so why should he be responsible for letting them all out? He is also talking about Black unemployment; I would love to know what type of magic trick the president can perform to put Black people to work. Half of the unemployed are unemployable because nobody is going to hire them with their pants sagging, tattoos all over their body, gold grills when they open their mouths and 3 or 4 different color hair. Another 30% are drawing unemployment and welfare and isn’t looking for a job. Until Black people realize that the government jobs that have traditionally been there for them are gone there is no hope of the unemployment numbers going down. Boyce Watkins is a self-serving Negro that is being paid by a white establishment to do just what he’s doing; keeping Black people divided, confused and enslaved.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 5:29 am

      james you are sick if obama would supportenforcing immigration laws some black ppl would be working in thiose jobs that they held prior to the invasion of illegal aliens unemployment in the black community is the highest it’s been in 20 years maybe obama is not responsible for that either but he is directly responsible for choosing to rule by fiat and not by following the law of this land he knows that blacks are suffering worst than any ethnic group but he is silent he is responsible for what comes out of his mouth no matter who says he should remain silent they are wrong. he speaks constantly for illegals he needs to speak the hell up for black folks..maybe our support is not needed hw has purchased enough illegal alien voted to guarentee him a 2nd term in the white house LOL WHITE HOUSE

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      • James June 26, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        Bennie, you are sick if you think illegal immigration has any bearing on Black unemployment. Negroes are complaining about illegal immigrants taking their jobs when the truth is that the jobs they’re taking Blacks don’t want because they’re too busy selling drugs, listening to the rappers and trying to make it big. I don’t know one person that would rather have a Mexican or anyone else from South America working for them if they could get a Black person to do the same job. Oh we make all types of excuses because that’s what we do, but the truth is that most of us are out of work because we want to pick and choose what we do and we want to get paid more than the job is worth.

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        • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm

          Have you personally met and spoke with all blacks who are unemployed? That is a gross generalization if I heard one.

          Do a little research and you will find that unemployment spans across all age groups and economic lines in the black community. In fact, some of the hardest hit are black prefessionals with multiple degrees, especially if they are 40 and older.

          These people have obtained the education, cultivated the skills and experience and still cannot find jobs. Some have been out of work for a year or longer.

          Everyone unemployed are not so because they are indolent or are too selective! Some have applied for hundreds of jobs and have still not been successful. And, yes, they have applied for those jobs for which they are overqualified because a job is a job and money is money!!

          The fact is that this is a horrible economy that has left many folks struggling and in dire straits. And, it has been particularly devastating for African Americans and this President has the AUDACITY to not talk about it and put forth concrete solutions to adress our predicament; yet those of us who call him out on his “benign neglect” are disparaged with names like “hater”, “ignorant”, “uncle Tom” and worse?

          What am I missing here? If President Obama was white, all of those denigrating Dr. Watkins and others with dissenting views on this site, would be screaming with righteous indignation about how racist and insensitive that “white Obama” was because of his unwillingness or inability to adress black issues.

          Why is it different with President Obama? I am reminded of sage advice from an old (white) boss: “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

          In other words, it you don’t say anything, don’t expect to be heard. And, don’t expect anything to be done to help your plight!!

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          • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 3:27 pm

            u speak the utmost truth! we can’t have it both ways. we r completely silent when it comes to a blk president n the white house, then why should the next president take any of our demands seriously.

          • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

            Truth.com,.org, .net!!!!!! Standing ovation Jalen!!!

    • Anthony June 26, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Boyce is a Handkerchief-Head

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      • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        NOT!

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      @James:
      U call Dr. Boyce a house n*gger then u proceed to feed into every negative stereotype regarding African Americans n order to justify why Obama does nothing for blk ppl. According to u, blks r all on welfare & don’t want to work & r incarcerated @ record rates becuz we r all drug addicts & drug dealers anyway, etc. Well if that isn’t the thinking & rhetoric of a house n*gger then I don’t know what is! Ur post would make even the most extreme right winger & white racist proud, yet u call Dr. Boyce a “self serving negro” becuz he speaks the truth. With all of ur degrading comments re African Americans, it sounds to me like u r the one that is “being paid by a white establishment”, not Dr. Watkins! It doesn’t make a person an Uncle Tom or a house n*gger just becuz they happen to speak for & r interested in the plight of ALL blk ppl & not just the plight of ONE controlled negro in The White House who takes his orders from the white power structure. It seems that we will go to any length to explain away this president’s complete lack of regard towards our race. Some like u r even willing to demean urself by describing ur own race n the same manner that the Rush Limbaughs & Sean Hannitys of this world do on a daily basis. U r n no position to call out Dr. Boyce, becuz it is clear fr ur negative comments re blk ppl that u don’t even luv urself! Thank u Doc for all u do!

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      • Daisy123 June 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        @DaTruth, love your comments!

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  27. wallace Harris June 26, 2012 at 1:15 am

    How much are the paying you Dr. Watkins ? White folks jist love to read what you have to say about other black people, which is always in the negative.

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      You are soooooooo right!!!!!!!

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  28. Ann June 26, 2012 at 1:18 am

    President Obama has stated time & time again that the way out of proverty & unemployment is EDUCATION. He is trying to make College more affordable & student loans less of a burden. What do you want? The programs are out there, go take advantage before they go away. Dr Watkins, that’s what you should be advocating.

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  29. JDub81 June 26, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I think the president is awaiting a 2nd term to enact policies that should benefit our communities. If he had implemented those policies during his 1st term he would not be around for a 2nd term. White America would see to that….check their track record when blacks in power choose to help their communities. In the meantime we must do for self and stop waiting on a black knight to save us.

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

      The Black Knight save all the others, why should’nt Blacks expect the same? Equal treatment under the law right?

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      • James June 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

        Who the hell has he saved? What are you people talking about? What has the President done for any other ethinc group? Gay rights? Hell there are just as many black gays as any other group. Mexicans? Saying the ones that are already here can stay here? What you need to realize is that this is America and America has always had slave labor and will continue to do so. Somebody is going to do the work and the illegals are willing to do it. Every company that hires an illegal knows it. Futhermore; Blacks have been discriminated against in this country every since we were brought here, but now that we have a Black President you want him to wave his magic wand and make it all go away. Get real!!!!

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        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

          For you to even ask that question shows either you don’t do much research and if you do, then obviously you ignore the facts, and the legislation Obama has passed on their behalf while ignoring Black issues. There’s no magic wand, it’s called equal and equitable efforts, decisions, distribution etc. needed for those who need the most because of systemic, historical and current racism and discrimination that openly is practiced and accepted against Blacks that ALL other races combined do not and have not dealt with on the levels that we have to and continue to. Good God! The blinders and ignorance is so sad!

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          • James June 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

            Okay Daisy, since you’re so smart why don’t you give me the answers to my questions. You don’t know shit but what you’ve heard these conservative idiots saying. Give me one piece of legislation that Obama can pass the can help Blacks as you put it. Better yet give me one piece of legislation that he’s passed that’s hurt Blacks. Let’s break this shit down so you fools can shut the f**k up. Talk is cheap; you’re talking about doing research. Hell, where is your research other than listening to a bunch of sellout house niggers that’s doing what they do best; getting paid by the white man to divide and confuse you fools. This is the very reason Black people will never have shit in this country. White folk have been manipulating and using you niggers ever since they brought your asses here. Want to blame somebody for the shit you’re complaining about, look in the mirror.

          • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:17 pm

            Preach Daisy preach!!!! The ignorance & lack of clear insight re this president & so amply displayed by James is one of the many reasons why we r perishing as a race. We should be able to have intelligent discourse w/o resorting to profanity & referring to others as n*ggers at every turn!

        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

          James you’ve revealed your nigger mentality, not to mention ur inability to comment like an educated man, or listen or accept facts that I know exist, not heard. Clearly it’s a waste of time to break it down to you, let alone give you the legislation. Much crap as you tallk get off ur @ss and do the research which clearly you have not done. Continue with your ignorant f words and attacks against ppl who speak truth. When you can come with some facts and respectable comebacks, then look me up, until then you’re dismissed!

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Blks were told to keep quiet & don’t put forth any demands n order to get Obama elected n 2008. Now after his 1st term is at an end, we r once again told to do the same thing so that he can get elected again. If he showed no concern for his biggest supporters n his 1st term n office when he needs our votes to get reelected, then why would he have any incentive to address our issues n a 2nd term when he doesn’t need our votes anymore? Especially when he knows that blks r so happy to have a blk face n a high place that they dont care whether or not he does anything specific to our needs anyway. Also, what good r so called “blacks in power’” if they r so afraid of “White America” & do not have the intestinal fortitude to help their own communities. Whites have ALWAYS helped their own. Latinos help Latinos, the Irish help other Irish, etc. This president has addressed the needs of every other grp except ours. It seems that some r so eager to have someone who is blk n the white house that we r willing to accept anything & nothing n return for our unconditional support. What does that say about blk ppl as a race? NOT MUCH! Why do we need representation anway & why should we even vote if we expect to receive nothing n return for our votes? I don’t get the logic n what u & many others say! It makes absolutely no sense!

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      • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm

        Fantastic post,datruth. Obama may be reelected, but not with my vote. Again he’ll ignore the black community in his lame duck presidency. I know that I will not support any water carrier for the president or vote for any out them ever again.

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  30. Almasi Sidu Jitu June 26, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I don’t see the purpose for the snide innuendo throughout this whiny article. I have mad love for our community and I haven’t given universal health care, brought our black, and all other ethnicities, out of Iraq (and soon Afganistan), extended unemployment benefits so tens of thousands of us (usually the lowest paid and last hired/first fired) could have at least a few dollars more to survive on during this capitalist global recession, or shown a shining example of what a black husband looks like. Who did you think we were electing president, El Hajj El Malik Shabazz? The man’s the President of the U.S.A. not black America. He’s a politician and would serve is poorly if defeated after one term. And many of the complaints voiced above could be handled by us if we had unity at more than funerals and weddings. No U.S.President is going to solve our problems, we must do that ourselves. We need to reclaim the education of our children, control the commerce that leaches our neighborhoods nationally, and develop an Afrocentric global purpose that also takes in how we ignore what’s going on in our ancestral homeland before whites tell what to think in films like “Blood Diamond” or “Tears of the Sun” or “The Help.” Whine Mitt Romney and his Teaparty bosses into power and Obama will suddenly look very good to ya, Bruh & Sis….

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      Universal Health Care? Out of Iraq and soon Afgan? Nigga Please.

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  31. monique June 26, 2012 at 1:49 am

    This president is like the pied piper,and all you black folks are the rats……..keep following this dictator in chief. Pay attention people. Pay attention to what this president is really doing to this country. And stop treating him like you typically treat black men-no responsibility,no accountability.

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      Monique you sound like a white clueless fool. I really don’t have a problem with constructive criticism but when you just say stupid s..t for the sake of saying it it’s upsetting.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      BAM!.

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      keep speaking the truth sister! go head!!!

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  32. moonhead June 26, 2012 at 1:53 am

    If Obama loves the Black community, I’d hate to see what he would do if he hated us. This President, has an executive order, and an answer for every other group of people’s problems, but can’t do shit for Blacks. I was an staunch supporter of his before his recent executive order, that allows illegal immigrants, to remain in this country, and gave then permits to work. The Black unemployment among young people, is over 50%, and this son of a bitch, is catering to a group of people that can’t even vote for him, and actually hates him, and our people. I have been to California, and visited some of the Mexican communities, where I experienced outright racism, equal to, or exceeding any that I’ve experienced in any White community. These little bastards, are not our friends, and neither are the illegals of any other country. Their aim, and desire is to be at least a notch better than the Black people, at our demise. It is disgusting to me, to hear Black people, always equating our struggles, and situation to these vermin. I now think that Obama should not only not be re-elected, he should be impeached, and please, save the sticking together rhetoric, for someone who is truly deserving of it. I won’t vote for Romney, but neither will I for this disgraceful traitor.

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    • bennie June 26, 2012 at 5:43 am

      Moonhead you made my day I am happy to know that someone out there know the real deal these fuck*** hispanic bastards are worst than the white devils we know these dirty habitual liars hate blacks with a passion Obama is such slime he is using his daughters to promote his treasonist actions to protect the wetbacks agenda after his ruling by fiat these ungrateful bastards want it all they say he has done nothing for them. he just lost his ass in the black community and his darling hispanics will throw his ass under the bus every time I agree Obama should be impeached and thrown in jail with the 98% all blackk inmate population maybe then he will get a real education in the black issuesand seelife for blacks through eyes rooted in reality not mythology

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    • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

      Exactly!!!! Finally a poster educated on how prejudice Mexicans are against blacks!!!! Obama had permanently lost my vote add I watch another ungrateful group get ahead of blacks whether lousy president does NOTHING to help our community. He’s no better than Bush.

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      • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 11:55 am

        Exactly right!

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  33. I SUPPORT OBAMA June 26, 2012 at 2:12 am

    BOYCE WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY? I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN MY HOOD, BUT I HAVE SEEN THE PRESIDENT IN MY HOOD. WHY DONT YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP.

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Yours must be the only one bcuz in California, he’s only been to the White, and Asian neighborhoods, and met with the big non-profit funders to increase and secure funding for Hispanics to start their own businesses who don’t have to pay it back, and who don’t have to produce documents. Michelle did visit Hunter’s Point in Cali when Obama was newly in office, but she ignored the residents who are sick and dying from toxic exposure the gov know is killing the community. Grinnin Michelle did photo opps, but did not speak on or highlight the health threat to Black families in that community. Shame on both Obama and Michelle!

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

      He saying this stupid shit because that’s how he get’s paid. If he had anything positive to say or do anything constructive they would fire his sellout ass.

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm

        TOO Bad James you spend your time making statements that clearly shows your lack of knowledge. Boyce speaks truths that clearly you and some others refuse no matter the clear factual evidence right in front of you. I guess when you are back in chains (which you are more likely than others to be the first to be put in) and put on that plantation you’ll have a change of heart, because I guarantee you, BOYCE would come to your defense before Obama would! We all know OBAMA would clearly look pass your @ss and help everyone else. Unless you ain’t Black but lookin at your comments it’s clear what you are.

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        • James June 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

          I see right now there’s no point in even responding to your dumb @ss. Boyce coming to somebody’s defense? Boyce is only interested in one thing; getting paid. He’s just like a lot of other Uncle Toms ass niggers, they know it’s more profitable to sell black folk out than lift them up.

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          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm

            You and your ignorance is DISMISSED!

        • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm

          Yea @Daisy, They tell us to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps (after they take our boots)

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          • Daisy123 June 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

            Lol, got that right, while we watch Obama proudly giving all the others boot straps with 24kt gold buckles, while telling us we don’t deserve them bcuz we want something for nothing.

      • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

        @James:
        If u think that everything that the Doc says is stupid, then come w. some specific facts, other than ur usual profanity & name calling, to prove him wrong. I think that u have placed the “sellout” title on the wrong person. Those who sell us out r those who smile @ us while offering us nothing but an Al Green tune for our votes, & talking to us condescendingly & dismissively, while ignoring our horrific plight.

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    • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Say-it again!

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  34. Toni June 26, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Rev. George Brooks,
    What difference does it make on whether he stands up and states that he is glad to be Black. OK…then what??? President Obama could sneeze and he gets attacked by people of all races. I wish that some of you that have all of these grand ideals would run and win and you will see the true picture on what you can and cannot do. You will have Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and that is to name a few that will make sure that you will be a one week President. Not one of you can match or do anything close to what President Obama is doing. Tavis, Cornell or Dr. Watkins would be so put out that they would be begging President Obama to take his seat back. I wish they would stop the bashing of our President.

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  35. onesilverbac June 26, 2012 at 2:40 am

    It was apparent almost from the start the now President would say and do any thing to get elected to the office.

    He is 1st a politician who speaks well. We have to admit we voted for him because he looks like us, we gave little thought to what his policies might be, we thought he is one of us, he will do right by us.

    The President is for the President, He will go down in history for being the 1st Black man in the office, he may also be the last! He certainly will not, based upon what he has done so far go down in history as a Great President.

    Yes I did vote for him, will I do it again? Maybe, maybe not, he will not be able to say I love my black people they have my back, actually he is supposed to have our back, he will not be able to take my vote for granted this time and I want him to know it!

    Just my Opinion

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Your opinion is f**ked up!!!!!!!!!!1

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      great post onesilverbac! i totally agree! we r all entitled to our opinions & r not messed up becuz it differs fr others!

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  36. Dorothy June 26, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I think it is disgraceful that black people would be putting down the President. He got elected to be the President of the US not the black tribe in the US. We need to stop blaming the President for things that have been in place
    since Lincoln freed the slaves and now some of us want to blame the President.
    There seems to be a certain group of blacks that have made it their mission to try and destroy the President. They know who they are. When you can’t see that you are being used by the people who want to destroy the President it is really sad. It may stroke your own ego’s to get on talk shows and put down the President, personally I think it is sicking. You can’t say we don’t agree with his policies when some was making the talk show circuit before he even had a chance to make policies. Ego’s and ignorance.
    He got my vote and will get it again!!!!!!
    Republican’s won’t help poor whites you know they won’t help blacks.

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    • Lorenzo June 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      Right-on Dorothy these so-called African Americans are sick.
      In fact they got a bad case of
      “THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME,” and
      Man have they got-it BAD!

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      • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 12:25 am

        James, if you Haag and intelligence and comprehension skills, you’d recognize that Willie Lynch is talking about people like you and the president.

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        • The Sandyman June 27, 2012 at 3:36 am

          onmyway2012 — No Einstein, you’re wrong and James is right. You must be a white boy, I’m white too but I know what Willie Lynch Syndrome means. You might want to ask James to help you with your spelling skills too. What in the heck were you trying to say in your post? “if you Haag and intelligence and comprehension skills” What the hell. LOL

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          • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

            You wish I was a white boy. Fool I’m a black woman.and I’m on my smartphone so ant misspellings is due to my auto correct. Therefore,your idiotic response is nothing more than time wasting. You claim to be white and know of willie lynch makes you desperate good cyber points. Both James and Haag are wrong and I disagree.

  37. william f " rick " collins June 26, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Dr. Boyce – So you are strongly disappointed with POTUS Obama. I get that. As you know, a significant factor in Black employment
    are jobs in the Public Sector – jobs which have been severely cut by state and local governments. Most State governments are controlled by Republicans, but white Democratic guvs in California and NY have cut large numbers of public sector jobs
    held by Black folks as well.

    Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats have blocked his intiatives whenever they could. There is NO Black movement to pressure this president or any other prez to be accountable to the Black Agenda. Tavis, Cornel, and Boyce do not constitute a viable Black
    movement.
    So Boyce, what should Black folks do – stay at home and punish Obama for his alleged transgressions by witholding our vote? Do you seriously think that a President Willard “Mitt” Romney plus a Republican Congress will be responsive to our Black communities -at all?

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  38. EBD June 26, 2012 at 4:17 am

    For someone with a doctoral degree, you, Boyce, has exhibited very little or no intelligence in articulating your understanding of the economic and political dynamics in this country. Given your level of education, we should expect more articles with analyses of the President’s policies or lack thereof that affect ALL Americans rather than the constant whinning about the President not doing anything for blacks. Take the time to articulate your ideas about what could be done to improve the black condition in this country. If setting drug dealers and others (who have violated the law) free is part of your “black agenda”, then indeed, you are not as bright as you want us to believe. Please note that we do not want to read about Wesley Snipes, the President’s Assistant talking about how much he loves blacks, that Mrs. Obama would make a better President than the President, and many other simplistic and crazy topics you have presented. Instead of trying to divide and confuse people, try spending some of your time promoting the importance of education (so that we can be more competitive in the job market) to our people rather than suggest that the President should open the prison gates because there are too many blacks in prison. It is your kind of thinking that has given us such justices as Justices Thomas ans Scalia.

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    • The Sandyman June 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      EBD:

      Good Job! You couldn’t have broken down any clearer. Dr. Boyce if you smart, you’ll heed the man’s advice before you lose mass black support.

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  39. maudie jones June 26, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Somedays it is people like (dr) Boyce that made this black American, so angry! Every one of the President’s policy have benefitted the black community, by saving the car industry he kept many auto workers on the job! His student loan policy will help many young black men and women get an education! I don’t know what Boyce is so mad about, but I know if you follow what he tell you to do about the election in not supporting President Obama for a second term and fighting to get rid of the racist GOP, then you might as well have joined Rev. jones and drank the kool-aided because the republicans are going to make you wish that you did! Can’t stand these non-leading black,want to be leaders, like, Boyce, smiley, west , waters or etc who have not did a damn thing for black American’s except, try to make a name for themselves, if Dr.King or Malcolm X were alive today they would call these educated fools to SHUT The F**k UP!

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      They’re mad because he isn’t down in the hood everyday handing out welfare checks. If he was doing that these same n*****s would still be complaining because they wouldn’t think the check was big enough.

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  40. dorothy June 26, 2012 at 4:40 am

    I know a house nig when I see one. You people and all of your
    Racist followers make me sick. Watkins you are evil.

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  41. Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 4:42 am

    From the comments, I may be the only white commenter here but why must this go on and on as what has Obama done for blacks? Well, what has he done for whites?(Except white Harvard educated bankers) What has he done for anyone? The economy is a disaster. The white unemployment rates are horrible. The black unemployment rates are even much worse. He advanced policies that have destroyed our economy left fragile by the housing bust.
    $800 billion stimulus? Where did it go? Your kids and mine will be paying it back to China until the day they die.
    Obama is a failure and 4 more years would be the end of America. Perhaps that is his goal, I hope not.
    Put someone in control who has some idea of what they are doing and has accomplished something in life. Obama was and is a community organizing street hustler on a grand scale.

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    • James June 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Take your conservative uninformed ass back where you came from. This country was in shambles and on the edge of total collapse due to the Bush polices and the people before him, and you fools have the audacity to blame this President because he has hasn’t totally saved your asses after 31/2 years. If he was anything other than Black all of you would be kissing his ass and performing Monica Lewinsky’s on him at every opportunity.

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      • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        Glad to see you are showing such class. Is that you or your sub-culture? Look in the mirror.

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        • James June 26, 2012 at 5:41 pm

          I’m willing to debate you on any issue at any time on your terms if it will shut your ass up about things you don’t know anything about. Everything I’ve read here against the President are just “talking points” with absolutely no factual foundation. That’s what so sickening. I’ve been around long enough to know when people are talking about shit they don’t know anything about. I also know when people have their own personal hidden agenda’s particularly when they’re trying to “brainwash” somebody; which is the Conservative, GOP primary objective.

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          • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 8:37 pm

            “I’ve been around long enough to know when people are talking about shit they don’t know anything about. ”

            It is evident from your posts that this statement is clearly untrue.

            NOBama 2012

        • The Sandyman June 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

          Robert Tulloch — please educate me on what you mean by sub-culture?

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  42. Anita Farmer June 26, 2012 at 5:07 am

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH US……!!!! Our President is just damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Do we not recognize, Im talking about US’es now that Barack Obama will be going down in the history books along with all the other “WHITE” Presidents that are there….that our great-great grandchildren will read and learn about him and what he tried to do for ‘EVERYBODY’ and for this great country….do you want the upcoming generations to read THIS article about Barack Obama as well??? We all make ‘CHOICES’ in this life; he’s 1 man, he can’t clean up everything…with 1 hand tied; SHAME ON YOU….because when i go into that voting booth this NOV…IF I could vote for him twice i’d do it….as for you??? Vote for MIT ROMNEY…OR “choose” to have no voice at all…..

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    • trthsetsfree2 June 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      Obama has done all he intends to do for us. He broke the color line. A second election will not give him another portrait among the presidents. We need to drop support for him while we still have some family stability. He continues anti- father child support practices. And supports anti-family same sex marriage. I don’t see how any man, especially black man, would vote for Obama. I don’t care about Romney because that is not part of our strategy to help ourselves. With a “friend” like Obama, we definitely don’t need enemies.

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      • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

        My sentiments exactly!

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      • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        @trthsetsfree2,
        Thanks, I still have a glimmer of hope for our collective success because of thinkers like you.
        I blows my mind that at least 10 posters have mentioned Obama’s “universal health care”??? and made the assertion that he ended the war in Iraq as if both are actually true. Sick.

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  43. Carla June 26, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Dr. Boyce, i agree with you on some issues, but why your disdain regarding the president dealing with women issue? Black women deal with not only the issue of being black, but also being treated less-than in a country that says we,re all equal. Those incarcerated individuals more than likely committed the crime. We all know that the law is not color-blind. So, why do some people set themselves up to be miss treated by always standing around on corners or in front of stores, while committing criminal acts. What president would stick his neck out for someome who’s too lazy go vote or contribute to society postively? I believe the president loves us, but he’s the President of the entire United States. We as Black have been done wrong in this country, but we have got to move on, because we are the ones suffering. No one is going to apologize or repay us from all that have been stolen from us. Sad but true.

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  44. Felipe June 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

    African-Americans are always hurting themselves when they get angry at someone(s) ie. Wesley Snipes spending time in prison because he got angry at the IRS and wouldn’t pay his taxes. Now some AA are angry at President Obama and say they won’t vote for him this time and will just let the Republicans take over leadership. Knowing that if the Republicans take leadership AA will be going ballistic from all of the cuts in jobs and services they’ll be making. You rant and rave about one African-American man amongst a sea of white politicians who is smart enough to know he can’t be seen as showing the least bit of favoritism towards Afican-Americans during his first term in office. Give him a second term and I’ll bet you’ll see a much bolder president in regards to African-Americans. It’s probably the younger generation of AA who haven’t experienced the vicious racism that existed when Obama and us over 40s grew up who are expecting special preferences from him.

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  45. Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Dorothy if you know a house nigg@ when you see one then clearly you saw Obama before anyone else. Your comment remind me of the house mammy who the Black slave was trying to help set free, but she told the master on him and had him whipped or killed. There is nothing racist about Blacks demanding their fair share from the ultimate house nigg@ Obama, who is supporting everyone else that don’t look like you.

    Boyce THANK YOU FOR HAVING OUR BACKS!

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  46. Makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Interesting how Willard Romney’s campaign ad is in the top right-hand corner.

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    • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Makar72 — I noticed the Romney ad too, maybe we should start a Change.org petition demanding that Dr. Watkins stop the hating on President Obama and remove those repulsive Romney signs from his site. I think it’s a real insult to come to a black forum where the overwhelming majority of us support President Obama and have to look at a frickin’ Romney campaign ad. Dr. Watkins, damn it, be a man and reveal who you’re really cutting for: President Obama, Romney or the all mighty dollar? Sadly, I think I know the answer. Dr. Watkins, not only have you turned me ALL THE WAY OFF……YOU’VE COMPLETELY PISSED ME OFF!

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      @Makar72 since you, Say What?, James and other Obama-ites accept Obama addressing other non-black issues first, then why are you complaining and so upset about Romney’s campaign being 1st at the top? That is exactly what you accept from Obama. You all are total HIPOCRITES!

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      • James June 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm

        Daisy, it isn’t about being an Obama-ite as you put it. It’s about being intelligent enough to know and recognize peoples agenda’s. Boyce Watkins and his cronies are nothing more than a paid informants. They get paid to create confusion and disfunction and discord. He has no real interest in Black folk other than getting paid to keep us confused and hopefully divert some votes to Romney. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me what they expect from the President that would make them happy. I keep hearing about all he’s doing for everybody else and what he isn’t doing for the Black community. Just what would you have him do? Everything the man has tried to do for the entire country has been blocked in the Congress. What do you think would happen if he tried to pass some legislation to specifically help Black people (whatever that could be)? This is what is so frustrating; some Blacks complaining about things that is impossible for the President to do. The President is the President of the “United States”, the man is doing the very best he can for “all Americans”.

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        • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm

          “The President is the President of the “United States”, the man is doing the very best he can for “all Americans””

          And due to his political agenda, his total lack of experience and his questionable abilities, his best is clearly not good enough. He is a self made failure.

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          • The Sandyman June 26, 2012 at 10:11 pm

            Robert Tulloch: What you say is absolutely untrue, but if it was true (he was a self made failure), that would put President Obama in the category of 99% of the Presidents that have led this country.

          • James June 27, 2012 at 12:14 am

            The man is President of the United States If that’s your definition of a self-made failure then I really feel sorry for you. You must live everyday with a loaded gun to your head.

        • PetefromDetroit July 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

          @ james you write, “I’m still waiting for someone to tell me what they expect from the President that would make them happy”
          This would be a start; To address our nihilistic black issues and grievances, mass incarceration, poverty, education, breakdown of black families, etc.
          If Obama would simply address these issues honestly this would help us greatly. We don’t need a handout, we need a way, to be lead like other races are to collective success for the future’s sake so that we can survive.

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      • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        Daisy 123 — Daisy 123- You make me laugh because you proudly talk about the anti-bullying petition you’ve started but you’ve acted like nothing but a bully on this forum. You’ve belittled people, called names, accused people, used profanity; you’ve also been aggressive, overbearing, disrespectful and downright arrogant. Before you haul off and call someone a hypocrite you should take a look in the mirror to see what a real one looks like. We accept President Obama addressing non-black issues first? Those are YOUR WORDS NOT OURS, we accept and understand that President Obama is the President of ALL THE PEOPLE. President Obama has addressed some of AMERICA’S Most pressing issues, the president still has a lot of support in the black community where I work and the one I grew up in. There a people who I go to church with and live in my community that praise and appreciate him for extending unemployment benefits numerous times, saving their homes from foreclosure and providing opportunities to go back to school and be trained in IT and Green Technology fields.
        If Romney is elected, are you going to accept him addressing non-black issues first? You can bet your bottom dollar that’s exactly what he’s going to do. Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II all addressed non-black issues first, how did you deal with that? Daisy — have you accepted the fact that Romney is a devout, life-long member of the Mormon religion that believes blacks were actually “cursed” with dark skin by God?

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        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

          @Say What? It’s amazing how you can’t take what you dish! You and other Obama-ites have attacked those of us who have a difference of opinions, efforts, actions and facts to backup our words, and when you and James and co are shown up you come with the cussing, and misinformation bcuz there’s nothing else you can do, other than attack. And yes you are hypocrites. You got lot’s of words saying nothing! You’re dismissed with James!

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          • Say What? June 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm

            Daisy123 — Look how rude and disrespectful you are. You have no business being affiliated with any anti-bullying campaign, you’re the bully that should be campaigned against. You’re wrong, none of my posts called names or belittled anyone, I simply expressed my opinion. Your immature behavior reminds me of my kids when I’d ask one of them why they called the other a name, the answer is always “because he called me a name first.”

            You’ve made alot of vicious, hateful attacks on President Obama, America’s first black president but you won’t answer my questions –Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II all addressed non-black issues first, how did you deal with that?

            Are you going to be accepting when Romney addresses non-black issues first? Because that’s exactly what he’s going to do.

            Have you accepted the fact that Romney is a devout, life-long member of the Mormon religion that believes blacks were actually “cursed” with dark skin by God?

          • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:36 pm

            Say What, you and your co-signer Makar have been the most disrespectful. It’s ironic that which you accuse you are guilty of. This is American I can and will speak truths about a President who clearly have not and won’t advocate for Blacks, no matter how long you and Makar rant on. If you don’t like my comments about a President who is Black that can’t even say the words Black, let alone advocate for Blacks, then stop making comments on mine. I’ll say it again, both of you are hypocrites. When you simply expressed your opinion it’s okay, but when I or others do you attack, you’re a Hipocrite! Now you and co-signer comment elsewhere….

        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm

          Your questions ain’t worth answering!

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      • makar72 June 26, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        A hypocrite… is someone who believes one thing and knowingly does something else.. You don’t know me to call me a hypocrite. I most certainly do not believe your crap Daisy123… You are part of the problem because on the political tip you have not answered the question that since Obama is so bad are you going to vote for Romney? Is he the solution?? I am not so short sighted as to believe that the effects of this man’s presidency are going to be immediate. I believe that he will effect change if we are willing to help. I wholeheartedly believe this. That is not hypocritical. What would be hypocritical is if I didn’t believe that and got mad at you for not believing it. Constructive criticism is fair, but what you are advocating is something I do not believe in! That is that there is a better option. or that this man does not care about me well being.

        My point about the Romney campaign ad was that I am not sure who is Boyce-Watkins is supporting, when I that ad up in the right-hand corner!! And it is socially irresponsible for a figure like Watkins to advocate not voting at all. So who are you supporting Daisy123?? WHO???

        Your tirade sounds ridiculous, and you keep calling people names but don’t even understand what those names mean. Who really sounds like the fool?

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        • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm

          You of all Bullies have the nerve to talk about some one calling names or having tirades which you have done both and to more than just me. You are a typical hypocritical Bully, can’t take what you dish! Go elsewere!

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          • Makar72 June 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

            You go elsewhere!! I’m staying and voting for Obama… Who are you voting for?? Tell us.. I told you!

          • Steven Q July 1, 2012 at 10:30 am

            I guess being honest makes you a bully. Stop picking on obama with the truth.

  47. james June 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Boyce,Tavis,West I don’t hear the out cry of all the killings in Chicago get on your bus and tell the blacks stop killing each other its a damn shame.

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  48. IDA June 26, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I see nothing wrong with the president and his wife going to their friends daughter’s wedding. what do you want him to do stay and work on another hand out for your lazy BLACK ASSSS,GIVE ME A FREE PASS OUT OF PRISON. I need my baby daddy home so we can make more babies.

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  49. Kookie June 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Dr. Boyce who are you? I do not understand what you stand for. What side are you on? If you answer that question I will undertand why you seem to be all over the place with your opinions.

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  50. richard June 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I am sick of our people stating the Pres Obama has done nothing for us .Well i say to u clowns vote for mitt as see what u get.Then u will really see how people feel about blacks.We always complain and want free hand outs,some of us have 4 to 5 kids from different men.Half don’t even go to college.But one thing i can say we will be best dress.hair nails done.children having jordan tennis shoes.Stop waiting for a hand out do something.Life is what u make it.The only problem i see is the person in the mirror.

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  51. Gerald June 26, 2012 at 11:08 am

    The same old song “when are you going to do something for
    me”. Get up off your fat a– and do something for yourself!!!!
    President Obama is PRESIDENT OF THE FRICKING UNITED
    STATES, NOT A FRICKING CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER!!!!
    And as for you Dr. Boyce why don’t you ask the President
    what is it that you can do too keep us out of jail, or employed,
    or out of poverty. Come on give us your agenda, we’ll wait.
    Better still throw your hat in the ring to be President of the
    United States and you can cure all the problems that you say
    the President can not. Let’s see if you have the “stones” to do
    what you say he can’t. And we will see how much love you get
    from the African American community.

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  52. Eddie June 26, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Sorry to inform Maria Lloyd, but her father is a scumbag. A “first time offender” caught with 528 POUNDS of coke deserves to spend life in jail. He wasn’t some loser on the corner dealing out of his pocket like many other “first time offenders”. He was a major supplier to Chicago and Milwakee. And to say his guidance (a drug kingpin!) would’ve kept her brother from being shot is beyond warped thinking…

    “A final contrast, this one in 1988 after the business had switched to dealing cocaine at the wholesale level, involved the confiscation of $1.2 million in suspected drug profits and 528 pounds of cocaine, Zopp said.”

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  53. marcus davis June 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Here we go again more Obama bashing ,those that keep moaning saying that Obama has,nt done anything for the black community well they should be asking themselves what in the hell are they doing for the black community besides complaining have any of these folks joined or are in any kind of black organisations that are serving the black communities? Obama is in a situation where he,s damned if he does and damned if he does,nt theres no pleasing black people sometimes.Maybe black folks should vote for the mormon Romney and see what he does for black folks.Black folks probably won,t be complaining then the same way they were,nt complaining when Bush was in office screwing up the economey.I would personally like to see Obama get a second term everybody seems to think that he,s going to solve everything over night,they should get of their collective asses and see if they can do any better.

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  54. ellen June 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Dumb,Dumb!!!!.Dr. Martiin Luther King gave his life for Voting Rights and they killed him.They named streets after him and I am embarrassed.Those streets have more crime and we are too frightened to telll on anyone.They are trying to stop us from voting..Black ignorant people don’t go to the polls,don’t vote,and when they send us all back to Africa or bring back segregated laws of the 50′s and 60′s(Jim Crow Laws) maybe you will be satisfied.Most people like Professor Watkins are Republicans.Tavsis
    Cornell West don’t give a************ about Blacks. Tavis is a
    milllionare.I hope you complaining Blacks get Rommmey for President.Don’t blame Obama, give your life to Jesus .You can depend on Him . Roman 10:9

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Where is he so I can give my life to him? Better yet, who gave him to us? Why did they?

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  55. IDA June 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Willard isn’t thinking about your BLACK ASS HE’S ABOUT MAKING MONEY AND HE’S NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU A DAMN THING. you want have to ask willard what is he going to for you he will tell you get a damn job

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  56. Old Country Man June 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    The Black Community is the most divided community in this nation, so please keep that in mind while you are bashing our President and each other. The state of our Community is a result of the actions and in-actions of all of us and it will be insane to think that this president can say a few words or sign a few papers and things will be different. Our Community needs to be re-organized and develop a unified voice that can speak clearly the directions that can be followed to improve our lot. I live in a county with just under twenty thousand Blacks and we have over one-hundred churches, each pulling a different way. I beg of all of you to put your resources where your mouths are. We can all live together and enjoy or we will continue to perish separately without true Love for each other.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm

      @oldcountryman, These Posts indicate that
      Its gonna be hard for us to come together now. We cant even agree on what we see. Ex; Obama, Snake or Effective Leader?
      The people who see an effective leader are too far apart to concile with those of us that see a snake and vice versa.

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  57. CVS June 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I am genuinely appalled at the degree of cynicism that comes from some black so called intellectuals, commentators and academics but since i believe in the democratic way i must concede that they have a right to an opinion. Here is a question i would like them to ask themselves, could you do the job better?
    My take; for 400 years a European class of migrant came to these shores, welcomed by the native people who taught them how to survive. Our present form of government and laws came from a group of these men who never intended for any other racial group to surpass them in wealth and power………Mr. Obama is fighting a 400 year old system devised to secure and hold power for the european class, help his efforts to equalize things or shut up.

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    • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      You and your perceptions are what is wrong with the “BLACK COMMUNITY”

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  58. Fj1000 June 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Given the fact the blacks are to most loyal democratic voting base and basically historically had received nothing in return, then Yes, Mr. Obama has done nothing. Just like 99% of all black politicians had done.

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  59. Perplexed June 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    I’m an African-American woman who has been happily married to a loving working African American man for 29 years. We have a son who is a freshman in college and one who is a recent (under-employed) college graduate. We do not, to the best of our knowledge have members of our family who are incarerated and my family has never accepted poverty for poor behavior and as an excuse to commit crime. My oldest son has health benefits thanks to Pres. Obama, my youngest son would benefit in Obama’s fight to cut college loan interest rates. I’m a woman so the war on women that the Republican’s are waging includes me. Every human, including, Blacks would be hurt by the Republican’s ignorance on science, ending of social security as we know it. Black gays exist so I’m sure they are happy about the Presidents opinion on gay marriage. What I’m saying Obama bashers is that we should vote in every election and when we vote for judges, congress, mayors, governors, etc. we are voting for them to fix local issues, including the unfair justice system. This president was handed a catastrophie. The country was heading towards a depression worse than what my grandparents went through. We were hemorrhaging jobs. Pres. Obama is doing the best he can do without adequate support from Democrats and especially Republican’s. Grow up and shut up!!!!

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    • Steven Q July 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Can you give some examples of what he has done wrong?

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  60. Perplexed June 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    American’s will get what they deserve. Blacks are never happy. Blacks became unhappy with MLK, Jr. when he talked and marched against poverty and the Vietnam war. They were unhappy with Malcolm when he became disillusioned with Elijah Muhammad. Marcus Garvey was not supported by most Blacks because he was toooooo Black and considered to radical. Of course I can go on and I’m sure you can think of other leaders that we did not support. African-American’s are still crabs in a barrel. We only support and love our dead heroes. President Obama is not the President of African-American’s. He is the Pres of the U.S. Perhaps you expect too much, too soon and are unable to understand the obsticles in his way. Whether he loves African American’s…please he chose a gorgeous intelligent Black woman and is raising beautiful black daughters that’s love and more than many of his bashers are doing.

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    • Linda June 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

      No! You are wrong, Obama is the President of everyone, but blacks. Do your research, and get your head out of the sand. I campaigned for OBAMA, and contributed to the campaign, so I knew every issue he was for or against. Obama did not keep his promises. Obama is playing politics like they ALL do.

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

        Thank You Linda!

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      • Shirley June 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm

        Linda, i think you are 100% wrong, let me remind you President Obama started out helping the Black Community before he became President which is a job President Obama must do for all the people, not just Blacks.
        Every Bill President Obama has pass benfits the Black Americans, not just one group of people.
        President Obama didn’t have to go into the Black community and try to help the people because President Obama is a (7) figure Lawyer he and Michelle, and he could have gotten a job at a top Law Firm and forgot about the Black Community.
        I say to some of the bloggers on this site, you are wrong and some of you said the same thing about MLK.
        If you think President Bush was looking out for you take a look at “No Child left behind”, it was a HOAX.

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  61. Rose Sloan June 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Sad to see such an outrageous attack on the President at this crucial time. Yes, there is a lot more that should be done. However, I would rather go with Obama for another 4 years than to elect Romney and the Republicans!

    Under a Republican Administration, African Americans will be worst off than they are now! Dr. Boyce and others, please be intelligent enough to encourage the African American community to support the President’s re-election! We will have plenty of time to get our due!

    Are you getting paid by the Romney Team to launch such attacks? African Americans are not stupid, we know the signs of the times and WHEN to act! Please cease your mindless attacks to defeat President Obama!

    Talk about divide and conquer!! It will not happen, President Obama will get the African American vote regardless of what you, Cornell West, Tavis Smiley, and others who want to speak for the Community! We are aware of the payoffs and benefits you will receive while the majority will be thrown under the bus!

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    • Shirley June 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Some one is not listing to the message, they are just sitting back waiting for a hand out and from the Republican’s they will get no handout.

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  62. Linda June 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Dr. Watkins, very well put. I would love for you to have a face to face talk w the President. Our President has neglected his promises, and shows no love for the black community.

    Obama had the nerve to openly support the gay and latino community, w/o even mentioning the black communities unemployment or high incarceration problems. My son was so excited about having a black president, now he sees the President like he sees his dad, a deadbeat . Remember, Obama made promises to single moms also.

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  63. chantaey diallo June 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Black people, as the origin of the human race and the force of creation and divine intelligence behind all governance, deserve more than anyone could give us so don’t keep saying we deserve less if we are not all totally pro-active and enlightened- it had to come to you through research and occupation and that is not positive, true or wise to say. Other than that, very clear and excellently written!

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    • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      “Black people, as the origin of the human race and the force of creation”

      How pathetic. Africa is the place of origin of those little creatures that evolved into modern human beings. “Black people” are not the origin of the human race.

      Back to high school.

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  64. charles June 26, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Ah, what a day. The late Fannie Lou Hamer stated that “she was sick and tired of being sick and tired.’ In the manner of a good big house inhabitant Valerie Jarrett suggests that we love our coloreds, the little picaninnies. The half breeds of Washington liken Blacks to that category, someone they will make provisions for is the demands are not too great. That is the “big house” plan.

    Black Power Advocates of the 1960s warned the emerging scholars that this would be the outcome. Check with Ron Karenga, read some older editions of Black Scholar Magazine and might get a flavor of what was being said. Snoop Dogg has said what was going on for many years. Catch the vision.

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      I like your view point!

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  65. chantaey diallo June 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Most importantly, for all you skaird ones, RECOGNIZE A PRO-BLACK AGENDA IS MANDATORY!!!! IT WOULD BE FIRST, FOREMOST AND PRIMARY FOR ANY OTHER BLACK PERSON WHO WOULD’VE BECOME PRESIDENT SO WHAT EXACTLY IS HIS PROBLEM????

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    • Robert Tulloch June 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      He is not black. He is mostly white with Arab mixed in. A smidgeon of black colors his skin.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Boom! Thanks @chanteay

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    • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Great post Chanteay.

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  66. R. J. June 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you Perplexed, CVS, Old C M and others who commented favorably for President Obama!!! I cannot for the like of me understand Black People and their constant complaints about THIS President. Willie Lynch is alive and well, unfortunately, in our community. What exactly is President Obama suppose to do that he has not done or is trying to do???? Why don’t you bash the Republicans and those handful of Tea Party Democrats and what they are not doing? They are literally SITTING on legislation that helps ALL of us, including black people, and you say NOTHING. Why don’t you question Boyce Watkins and his motives? He sits right there in support ot Tavis SmileY, Cornel West and their shenanigans. I’m going to say this one more time, SIT HOME, and watch what happens if “I like to fire people Romney” gets the Presidency. SMH

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  67. Mandingo June 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    The mentally enslaved are the ones who do not want anything from Obama as president.Other races have profited from Obama,so why not Afrikans in the US.The Europeans,Hispanics and Semitic Jews have been seen to well by Obama.The big lie of these stupid Obamaists is that when Boyce or anyone else points out Obama’s neglect of the Afrikan majority in the US they are falsely accused of being Romney supporters.All US presidents have been racist towards Afrikans,Obama included.Romney is another racist.The only solution is to unite and organise ourselves and bring pressure of all kinds to bear on all presidents and politicians and FORCE them to do what benefits we as Afrikans.It is about what benefits the majority of our people and not what benefits Obama and the few privileged oreos who are used against the Afrikan majority by the racist Europeans in the US.

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Love it!

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    • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 12:56 am

      Mandingo,speak on it!!!!

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      YEAH!!!!!!

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Speak Mandingo! True that!

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  68. Loretta June 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Reguardless of who is elected president, Black America needs to wake up. I live in Philladelphia, and the things I see happening in the black community are scary. The black on black crime, the high shool drop out rate, teen pregnancy, young people so tatted up they could never get a job. Absentee parents, young girls dressing and carring themselves like street walkers. Young men with there pants hanging off there behinds, and were talking about the president not helping the black community! With what I see I wonder if the black community really wants help. God knows we need it but if we got it would we appreciate it or squander it away. I remember when new homes were built in the black community for lower income residents, they move in and six months later the homes were all but distroyed. What are we doing to help ourselves?

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    • Robert Tulloch June 27, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      “That’s our brother, brother General Taco!” the New Black Panther radio host announced.

      General T.A.C.O. (Taking All Capitalists Out) of the New Black Panther Party had some less than encouraging words for white people this week. Mr. Taco, speaking on NBPP Radio on Sunday, decided to let white America know that the NBPP will “hunt” their “pink asses down.” Hunting white people down will serve to accomplish General Taco’s other stated goal of “destroying white supremacy and capitalism.”

      Gen. Taco also justifies his killing of white people because of their “history” of pushing “crack, AIDS and unemployment“ on black men and women in order to ”exterminate” them.

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  69. Change is Needed June 26, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    The Democrats have long taken the black community for granted because they know we will follow behind them like blind sheep and accept whatever they have to say. It is time for us to stop voting Democratic enmasse and to let other parties compete for our votes because the DEMS do not respect people who allow themselves to be walked all over decade after decade. It is time to join the Republican Party to push out the racist there who want to keep us out by spewing racist trash hoping we will continue to stay away. We are not fully participating in the full political process by one way voting. The white Latinos vote Republican and they are more prosperous and business oriented. While the pooer, less educated browner Hispanic community usually vote Democratic. We need a new stradegy when it comes to politics, we need to let both parties vy

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  70. Change is Needed June 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Vie for our ballots. We are being used and it is getting us no where. Obama is not a king we don’t have to agree with everything he says and does. The Democrats and the Republicans are both courting the Hispanic vote…it is high time we participate in the courtship process ourselves.

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    • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

      thoughtful comments Change is needed.

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  71. Change is Needed June 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    excuse typos meant to write STRATEGY

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  72. MASHADA June 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    count the letter in his name then you will know WHO HE IS (666).

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  73. Ann G. June 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    When Blacks step up to the plate and educate themselves, stop investing in new cars, stop being the street hustler, and take pride in themselves, then, and only then can we ask our president to help us, charity begins at home. Those that are incarcerated are there of their own accord. I find it hard to help those women that shit out babies by every thug they can find and then want my help to raise them. I raised and educated three, did not do drugs, worked hard, and made sure they did not do drugs. We as a race have got to start respecting ourselves and demanding the best out of life. Sorry but this is one time that I disagree with you Dr. Watkins. This president came into a mess created by the White Republicans and yet they expect him undo what has been going on for close to 20 years, yes, we have been going down hill as a country for that long and no one in charge, due to the White mans greed, caught it. So now they expect this Black President to undo 20 years worth of mess in a matter of 31/2 years. You think you have problems now, go ahead and elect Romney. We as a Black race need to invest in oursleves and our communities, we are going backwards, we are allowing the White mans drugs to come into our communities, while he lives in his big home on the golf course and you live in the ghetto. Ask yourselves, “how much damn sense does that make?”

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    • Ronald B. Saunders June 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      ” Obama supporters appear to suffer from a condition known as selective amnesia ( in addition to delusion).”
      Obama Aid is definitely bad for the brain. In essence people of color in America have allowed their collective conscience to be neutered.
      Barack Obama is bad for Black America… just plain bad bad.

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      • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 12:02 am

        I totally agree!

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      • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

        Sanders, Lol, selective amnesia is the correct diagnosis for Obama supporters failing to take a critical eye st the presidents full record on black issues. They parrot he’s not the president if blacks, but America. Last time I checkrd, blacks are AMERICANS, and not illegal immigrants.

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    • Shirley June 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      Well said and to the point.

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  74. moonhead June 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Right after Obama, found another executive order to grant illegal immigrants the right to remain here, and issued them work permits, one of their ilk made a comment on the radio, that Obama, is not the first African American President, she said that he was the first monkey President. I don’t need Obama to do a damn thing for me, but if he has executive orders to give to every demographic community in this country, he should be able to find one for the sheep in the Black community, who brainlessly support his ass.

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    • Ronald B. Saunders June 26, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Word!

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

        Double word!

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      • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

        Glad to see Moohead has had a change of heart, because I remember his/her previous loyalty to Obama. Nothing more inspiring then to see someone who has been enlighten thru evidence and facts and accept them for what they are facts to make informed comments. Good job Moonhead!

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    • Shirley June 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Do you see 800,000 Black illegal immigrants Kids that came here when they were childrens by their folks, that needs working papers.

      You sound like a fool, these kids are in college and maybe you should be thinking about going to college also.

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      • Steven Q July 1, 2012 at 10:45 am

        No you sound stupid everyone knows that majority of illegals are hispanic mostly from mexico. but according to you there are millions of africans and carribean people here without documentation.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Shine on Moon! Peace.

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  75. Khalwar June 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    The blindness of black America to what Obama has done to them and how he takes the support of black America is incredible. The worship of this man goes on–the worship of his melanin, not who he is or what he has actually done.

    He just created a new pool of unskilled labor to compete with all the native-born unskilled labor, much of which is black. Is black America concerned? No. Is there a general realization that Obama does not care about black America, but about the votes he can get from the newly amnestied? NO.

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    • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Good points!

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  76. erica June 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Not only is he M.I.A but he is also standing by and watching Israel ship out 60,000 Blacks because they see blacks as cancerous to their society. Yes this is prevalent because they own every thing and the POTUS is given them millions and weapons to wipe out Israel other kind of demographic.

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  77. onesilverbac June 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I can hardly believe I am being asked to support the President just because he looks like me! You know he never even made it to the main land until he went to Harvard.
    Growing up in Hawaii is not like growing up in Detroit! He knows nothing about being black in America!

    Our President has just given a free ride to Illegal alien’s; millions upon millions, all for the Hispanic vote, now when unemployment in the black community goes up from 21% to 45% or you are denied a job because you are not bi lingual, remember you voted for President Obama again just because he is black!

    He owns the Black vote, He has just assured him self the Hispanic vote which he need because not nearly as many Whites will vote for him this time. Hope and Change was only a slogan not something real!

    If it happens that the President does not win a 2nd term it will be his own fault. It will be interesting to see how many say it’s due to race while ignoring all on the bad policy decisions he made. ” not just the ones having to do with black folk”

    I think we were so excited about a black man other than Jessie and Al running for president; we failed as did everyone else,to consider weather he was vetted, or had the background and experience to do the total job of President of the United States!
    He was and still is unqualified to hold the job, I think he is a talking head and is actually controlled by others, thus the reason for little if any help for the black population!

    Just my opinion, don’t hate, I voted for him also!

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    • Daisy123 June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      So well said!

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    • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      What poignant comments!! Many blacks talk about this black/hispanic coalition that, frankly, I don’t see it. Many hispanics cannot stand blacks and actually think that they are better. And, the ones like J-Lo, who has now “whitenized” her look, will morph into anything they can to get ahead in the white community.

      This is because whites generally prefer hispanics that mostly have the white phenotype of hair and features except that some have dark skin and speak with an accent. What is the difference? People will use whatever attributes they have to allign themselves with the white power structure to get ahead. And, they will walk all over blacks to get to the head of the line.

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      • Daisy123 June 28, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        @Jalen, you are so on point here! Some Black ppl cannot make a statement on behalf of Black issues w/o saying Black and Brown, while Brown speaks only for Brown. Shame on the political genius that thought it up, and even more those who followed bcuz it helped Brown advance, while Brown threw Black under the Mac Truck! J-Lo and Puffy is perfect example.

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  78. Jon Griffith June 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    As I wrote before, this man can be anything he wants to be. When he wants to be white, he struts the office of the Presidency like a Peacock in a mating dance. He ain’t black when he has his tux on and his broad-assed woman by his side. He thinks that we are two steps away from the plantation. He is worse than the plantatio boss in that slaves knew who was who. But, stupid voters will support him due to his black half. Again, he has you duped.

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    • James June 27, 2012 at 12:37 am

      I really feel sorry people like you. I’m not even going to waste my time trying to set you straight because you wouldn’t understand any of it anyway.

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      • James June 27, 2012 at 12:51 am

        @Jon Griffith, of all the comments I’ve read here, yours has reached the highest level of stupidity. I really must be naive because I honestly did not think people as stupid, ignorant and misguided as you still existed. With all the resources available today, for you to make statements like you made is truly sad. I’m going to copy your comment and show it to some of my friends because that’s the only way they’ll believe what you sad.
        You are a true credit and a beacon to all Republicans.

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  79. KOB June 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    It seems to me that many of us who took umbrage at the President being derided as the “Magic Negro” by some in the dominant culture, have ourselves embraced the meme, evidenced by the unrealistic expectations of what he alone should be able to accompliish. This kind of confusion results from conflating “movement leader” with one who must work within the confines of job that promises more of the same (POTUS) without “movement followers”. What the President has experienced is not unlike what black men, similarly situated, experience in corporate world, in the academy and at the Post Office.

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  80. arthur flowers June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    hate to get personal but your consistent bs has begun to wear on me

    you are a farce, man, you & your mindless acolytes on this forum
    sprouting hardleft foolishness in this relentless obsession with

    crippling obama – an obsession that only marginalizes you and
    makes you look like a fool, sitting over in the corner pouting

    while the rest of us engaged in battle, youve become a joke, man
    all you doing is marginalizing yourself because you dont have the

    chops to bring obama down – at this point it would be a blessing if you would just get off the field, i know you too much in love

    w/the sound of your voice, but if you aint got a real contribution to make
    consider getting out the way of those of us trying to take care of business

    you just muddying up the arena with bullshit

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  81. Tamara Yeldell June 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Dr. Boyce, I am done with you and your negative attacks on President Obama…you are working for and with the republicans. You use this site to bring him down and to take votes away from him. No longer will i ever read another word you say…I am disassociating myself from you and this site!!!!!

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    • Saddened by Hatred June 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I think a lot of people need to dissociate themselves. As long as we read nonsense, people will continue to write nonsense and hatred will continue to spread. Maybe if we stop reading, he will get the picture and start writing about things that really matter.

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  82. Tamara Yeldell June 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    The hell with all of you Obama haters…go ahead and vote for Romney and see how much better your life will be!!! NOT!!!!

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  83. Cornelius Solomon June 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    The President will receive the majority of the black vote this time, strictly because blacks have no where else to go!

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    • Jalen June 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Cornelious,

      Actually, they do. The can just NOT “show up” just as the president consistently decided to NOT “SHOW UP” for us throughout his first term as the “first Black President.”

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  84. Saddened by Hatred June 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    It is truly a sad day when we, as a people, would rather sit around and complain about a President (who can not do everything especially with everyone fighting against him) rather than take steps to do what we can do to better ourselves. I am a military vet, a single mother and a full time student. I teach my child what is right and wrong and I ensure that he understands. If he goes to prison, it is because I failed him as a parent. It is not because some politician did not pardon his poor decision. If he drops out of school, it is because I failed to instill in him the value of education and ensure that he fully understands the material presented, instead of leaving him to do it alone. If he is tatted up, doing drugs, not practicing healthy behavior or is being sexually irresponsible, it is because I failed to teach him that his body is invaluable and irreplaceable. If he has kid after kid by woman after woman and does not take care of them, it is because I failed to teach him the importance of family. The black agenda and the American agenda starts at home and expands to those around us. If our community is suffering, it is because we are failing to instill the right values in our kids and model the correct behavior to those around us. Change starts with one. It is not created by one. Stop listening to these people who spew hatred and disguise it as rights and truth.

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  85. billy mccall June 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    enough have been said about watkins rant the sad part is that a seemingly educated mind such as boyce watkins can be so confused and misguided but i really believe he ,tavis and that unkept so called proffessor cant think of his name,are really doing the bidding for fox news, rush limbaugh and other racist

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  86. AMAZINGGRACE June 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    @theloneous, I co-sign every word you stated…..They can Complain all they want, but WE THE PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE TO MAKE IN NOVEMBER. MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!!! These racists are not playing. If you let them, they will role back the clock to a time when castration & lynching were an everyday occurrence. The young generation don’t know, but their ancestors and mine know all too well. I am not trying to GO BACKWARDS. From this day FORWARD.

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  87. miss l June 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    We as blacks are always talking about what obama not doing or have not done until you can’t see what he have done for you look it up you people are not paying attention to the republicans they are trying to stell the election from obama because they hear what you say about the president do yo remember when bush stole the election how every body was mad but this time you will give the republicans the election by you say you are not voting for obama you will make it easy they will not let you vote and you don’t even care i have fought for the right to vote and i will vote for obama because i believe in him the choice is yours.

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  88. Marlene Suzette June 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I can’t even read any more of the comments that are in agreement with you, Boyce Watkins, or you Cornell West, or you Tavis Smiley. What in the h*** are you saying? President Obama should have been a magician and wiped out all of the bad things that Black people endure? You three (among others who agree with you) are STUPID. No one person – president or not – can fix this American mess in four years (maybe not in 40, maybe not in — never mind). My point is – great a grip on reality! First of all this man has done more than any other person – including Malcolm, Marcus, Dr. King, and many, many other Black people who are not even recognized – because he has made SOME things (just some cause he is not a magician in this evil country) BETTER! That is forward; that is positive. Do any of you REALLY think that Mitten Willard Romney will do ANYTHING good for you as Black people? Again, get a grip on reality. Let President Obama complete what he CAN. STOP IT, Boyce, and Cornell, and Tavis, and any other naysayers. Let President Obama work what he is working as HE sees fit. He can and he will if you CRABS can STOP grabbing more crabs back into the barrel with you. Usually I just don’t respond when you say stupid stuff, but this is enough!

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      “First of all this man has done more than any other person – including Malcolm, Marcus, Dr. King, and many, many other Black people who are not even recognized”

      Is this a typo?
      Did you mean done more for himself?

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  89. Felipe June 26, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Complain about Obama all you want, black people, and let him lose to Mitt Romney. And when Romney and his white “let’s take back OUR country” followers get in, you’ll rue the day you ever criticized Obama.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      How Much worse can it get? Enlighten me.

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  90. youshouldofpickyourowncotton June 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    wow ! “say what” and james is 2 of the most intelligent folks i’ve heard on a topic that helps blacks wake up and stop dumping on this president.DID WE BLACK FOLKS require more from the other 43 white presidents.WE were stolen and brought here in chains to pick cotton!!!WE BLACK FOLKS REQUIRE MORE FROM THIS BLACK PRESIDENT JUST LIKE THE WHITE MAN THAT GIVES US A POSITION AND REQUIRES US TO DO MORE THAN OUR WHITE COUNTERPARTS.LIKE BOB MARLEY SAID THEY “white man “keep us hungry “politically” so we keep o fighting one another “TOP RANKING.I THOUGHT MOST BLACKS IN AMERICA WERE MENTALLY ENSLAVED .I WAS WRONG I FOUND 2 JAMES AND SAY WHAT.THERE IS HOPE BLACK FOLKS VOTE OBAMA 2012 AND STOP BEING SO CONTRARY.

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    • Say What? June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

      youshouldofpickyourowncotton — Yes my dear sister there is hope because we ain’t gonna let them turn us around. Take a friend (or two) to the Polls for election day 2012!

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  91. Tony June 27, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Obama don’t give a damn about black people. He has proved that. And Valerie Jarret is a lying B____h

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  92. onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Obama loves blacks like a white republican loves blacks. He’s got most if the black lemmings black vote on lock, so they can keep shuffling along, while gays, Jews, latinos, white women, laugh all the way to the bank. Good luck Obama lemmings. At least I know the republicans are who they are, but Obama is far more insidious. But it’s ok, he’s black, do he can ignite us so he you’re hurry the white peoples feelings for dating to utter the black agenda. Fools the democrats can continue to use your votes while you get nothing in return, I will not engage in the insanity of inactivity when most democrats are no better than the republican party.

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    • onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 1:32 am

      ^ so he can ignore the concerns DIRECTLY of the black agenda because he’s too scared to hurt the feelings of non blacks.

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    • Spencer June 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

      This is a fake response from a fake white boy trolling black blogs in his futile attempt to cause damage. It won’t work white boy!!!

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      • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Spencer, your response is as dumb as Jarrett’s claim of our president loving black people. Let me write this one more time, I. am.NOT.a. White.nor.a.man.Your wish I were, but I’m not.forefront with the president doesn’t make me white, but an intelligent black woman educated on real issues affecting the black community m

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  93. onmyway2012 June 27, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Thank you Dr. Boyce, please continue your critique on the president. You are not a crab in the barrel. Though I don’t agree with you on same sex marriage, I agree with your critique on this laughable statement by black elite Valerie Jarrett on the presidents mythical fairy tale love if the black community, while blacks are unemployed and fighting for their livelihood.

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    • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

      Omw2012, I couldn’t agree with you more. Boyce continues to call out Obama as he, and we all should be doing if we are about what is right. Obama-ites continue their attacks on Boyce and those of us who are not under Obama’s spell refusing to follow him off the cliff. He was elected to serve all ppl but have failed miserably when it comes to Black and EVERYBODY knows it. His Ob-ites got it twisted treating him like he’s King and God, like he cannot be called out for being a token, which he clearly is. Obama owes the Black community and ppl in the form of checks, services, benefits, freedom, release from oppression, etc. He’s grinningly done it with the stroke of his pen for all others, you damn right he owes it to Blacks! Keep exposing him Boyce until he does right, if he don’t he’s got to go!

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      • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

        And if you are an undercover white as one of the Obama-ites is calling you, so what, you alright because you clearly have truth and insight to call it like it is! We must be doing something right because they can’t dispute what were saying about Obama, they can only try to distract by spittin nails and names at us which only exposes the truth even more.

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        • James June 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

          Sometimes is best to just let fools wallow in their own ignorance and stupidity. Time is much to precious to waste on idiots with hidden agenda’s. The term “educated fool” wasn’t just plucked out of thin air, it’s an appropriate term for people like Boyce Watkins and his cronies. Daisy, unfortunately you don’t fall into that category because you and the idiots that agree with are obviously not educated, you are just a misguided colored girl. Peace be with with.

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          • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm

            James, didn’t I dismiss you, your ignorance and f words 30 comments ago? You must love me becuz you keep coming back for more, you just can’t leave me alone. I understand it’s hard for you to admit you’re wrong, and the truths I and others have spoken about Obama’s neglect of Blacks and our issues is starting to break thru your wall of ignorance and denial. I see you’ve taken my advice and stopped with the fs, good job! No matter how many names you call me, or bad words you use, it doesn’t change the fact that Obama has not done right by BLACK PPL and our issues, and have delusional backers of him like you encouraging it by your refusal to call him out for it. But hey back in the day, there were those slaves like you today, who refused help to be set free, preferring to keep being belittled and whooped! But that’s your choice. Now please go somewhere and leave me alone!

        • onmyway2012 July 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

          Lol @ calling those opposing the president as white. Lol!!! They need to do better than that weak response.

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    • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

      I’m feeling you onmyway2012.
      Maybe he has gays in the family? Doc’s “I dont care” comment about gay marriage contradicts from all I’ve heard and read from The Brother. It seems he cares very much actually.

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  94. The Sandyman June 27, 2012 at 3:42 am

    onmyway2012:

    give it up undercover white boy, no one with any sense is paying you any mind. This white guy chooses Obama in 2012 and I’m taking a couple of my white friends to the Polls with me.

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  95. DEBORAH HALL June 27, 2012 at 4:02 am

    The POTUS is only one individual. According to Author Robert Draper’s book, DO NOT ASK WHAT GOOD WE DO, The Republicans met on INAUGURATION NIGHT @ a secret meeting to plan President Obama’s TAKEDOWN. They have done everything to prevent this Administration from succeeding. Jobs, they don’t care about creating jobs, they don’t care about education, health care, medicare, social security or anything else. If it doesn’t benefit the big corporations, Wall street or the Banks forget it. THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT DEMOCRATS OR the REPUBLICAN FOX audience they are lying to. Now with Citizens United, it has allowed the Corporations are people to set up these superpacs to flood the airways with lies and negative ads. IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL. So, it’s not the ineffectiveness of our President; It’s the do nothing Congress. Our President has done a lot for blacks in the stimilus and the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare and he does.

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  96. DEBORAH HALL June 27, 2012 at 4:30 am

    After reading Dr. Watkins articles about the president, I’ve come the conclusion that one of Dr. Watkins dream was to become the 1st black president, unfortunately, President Obama beat him to it! So that’s why, he’s always hating on the brother. Plus, He’s a SEVERE CONSERVATIVE. People don’t be fooled!!!!

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    • James July 5, 2012 at 1:11 am

      Sorry Deborah but I must disagree with you. Dr. Watkins never wanted to be President because he’s a coward and lacks the self-confidence. He has low self-esteem which is very characteristic of people that put others down to try and make themselves look good. Sad to say but there are very few Black men with the character, integrity and intelligence of a Barack Obama that would put themselves in a position to seriously consider being a serious Presidential candidate. People like the good Dr. unfortunately have sacrificed getting and having good common sense in lieu of a good formal education. He’s an educated fool much like some of the people posting here. They’re what I refer to as “surface thinkers”, akin to talking before thinking. If people had the capacity to examine the President and understand why he does what he does when he does it with the opposition he gets to everything he attempts to do they would understand just how great the man is. You see these “educated surface-thinkers” only see what they want to see because they don’t have the capacity to see anything else because they lack basic common sense. A person with any degree of common sense understands that on day one the President was a marked man; just as “Jackie Robinson” was or any other Black person that was first to break the color line. It’s truly sad that Black people especially can’t see what the man is up against but still rises above it and is bringing this country back from the edge of a total economic collapse and worldly respectability. We as African-Americans are so narrow-minded and self-absorbed that the only thing we’re looking for is a “silver bullet” that will cure all that we suffer from. I have repeatedly asked the question: What could the President do that will make you happy, what legislation could he pass that would directly help the Black community. Now think about this; if there was something that he could do, would he be able to get it through Congress? I haven’t received a reply to either question yet. Most of the people that criticize the President sadly enough don’t have a clue as to how the Government works. Most didn’t know what a House of Representatives or a Senate was before Barack Obama became President, and most still don’t know how they operate.

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  97. Gerald June 27, 2012 at 8:43 am

    White folks, and especially republicans are looking at these
    post and lighting up their cigars and saying ” look at the
    divisive opinions of these um—–people” (that’s the nice name)
    “Mitt we got them right where we want them, we have it made”

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  98. Spencer June 27, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Dr. Boyce, to date I have yet to a discouraging word from concerning Mitt Romney it’s all about your utter disdain for President Obama. Why don’t you come on out with it and endorse Mitt Romney for president? However, when you do please tell us in your own words what this Mormon and the Republicans to include Karl Rove and the Koch brothers will do for black America.

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  99. Jean Perry June 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Dr. Boyce,

    You truly make me sick with all your whining about President Obama and his in your face neglect of the black community. I am truly starting to believe you want to see this president fail in getting a second term. It’s not enough that this president has to be despised and subjected to the worse kinds of racism in the history of the Oval Office (simply because he is black). Now he has to deal with black people waiting, begging, looking for what he is going to do for them. President Obama is a gifted politician, but he is not God, and ye are of little faith. We must not forget that God did not free the slaves in four years…it took hundreds of years before slaves were finally freed (in Egypt and in America). The GOP has blocked every initiative the president has put forth, and yet we continue to complain about what he has done for every other community except the black community. What would you have him do “before” his second term in office. I understand he woulda, shoulda, and coulda done this and done that, but, my question to you is this Dr. Boyce….WHAT HAVE YOU DONE LATELY TO IMPROVE THE PLIGHTS OF BLACK AMERICANS?

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  100. Jose R. June 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    You know this is a concrete example of how people want the absurd to be the norm. How can Obama be a “black president” and still be taken seriously on the WORLD STAGE?!! I’m curious, how does he do that and not alienate the other 280,000,000 Americans who want just as much right, just and fair political leadership as black people do?! Here is the problem with viewing things so minimally:
    1)No one can be an effective President if they were to actually take the time to try and resolve every single outrageous imbalance within the penal system. Then how would he run the country?
    2)Why isn’t the question of why (and this is something much more feasible) don’t you discuss the fact that he perhaps doesn’t have enough of a talk force to deal with Governors inadequacies withing their states respectively?
    3)Obama starts to massively pardon black people in jail exclusively and you don’t think that issue isn’t going to send a warped message to the American public?
    You and all the other commentators here are looking at this situation very myopically and their in lies the complete and utter flaw of the perspective that this article supports. Again I ask the question…Who is going to be able to take his place on the world stage within the black community and do the overall job that he is doing waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better than him? Name that black leader. Is going it to be Cornell West, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Boyce Watkins (who can’t even get himself his own talk show, which is what’s really at the heart of all this hatin’) who? Who?? Name some f***ing body!!! You can’t even begin to form a goddamn word because everybody you would name doesn’t even come close to having a small portion of the complete arsenal required to be President of the United States of America and it gets real tired hearing you get on your silly box and all these followers who only have a tenth of the vision that comprises you’re short sighted viewpoint…Please Watkins and company, spare us…With the alternatives being what and who they are you still actually think that Obama isn’t that smart, capable or thin skinned don’t you?! This isn’t the time for martyrdom geniuses! You better think again and then several dozen times more because you’re sounding more than ignorant right now…it wreaks of downright tragedy intellectually speaking!

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  101. PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    We will never collectively recover from Obama. He has set the bar on how the black constituency should be treated. Take care of everyone except poor and middlin’ blacks, they vote democrat anyway.
    Truth is, we get LESS than nothing from the “Yes We Can, Change” man.
    Just like 100 years ago, a few of us will slip through but the masses will be miseducated, poor and waiting for Jesus.
    From reading these posts, I have concluded that the people that really care about blacks and speak truth to power are scorned. In Detroit, we had 5000 plus niggas protesting Smiley and West’s Poverty Tour! How stupid is that? I guess they had the audacity to criticize Obama’s policies by comparing them to his promises during his campaign. Thanks Dr. Watkins. Please persist

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    • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Your conclusions are on point!

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  102. PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    We will never collectively recover from Obama. He has set the bar on how the black constituency should be treated. Take care of everyone except poor and middlin’ blacks, they vote democrat anyway.
    Truth is, we get LESS than nothing from the “Yes We Can, Change” man.
    Just like 100 years ago, a few of us will slip through but the masses will be miseducated, poor and waiting for Jesus.
    From reading these posts, I have concluded that the people that really care about blacks and speak truth to power are scorned. In Detroit, we had 5000 plus ni@@as protesting Smiley and West’s Poverty Tour! How stupid is that? I guess they had the audacity to criticize Obama’s policies by comparing them to his promises during his campaign. Thanks Dr. Watkins. Please persist

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    • The Sandyman June 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

      PetefromDetroit You’ve got plenty of criticism for Obama supporters and praise for his detractors, so what you gonna do?

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      • PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

        Shake my head Sandyman, and do me. We are in the perfect storm. Floundering in all important things, leadership and unity first of all. We live in the information age but still uniformed. I have mostly figured out whats best for me and mine. Its the masses of us that i’m concerned about. I guess what I’m gonna do is be informed and not buy any ” beach property in the Sahara desert” to use a metaphor. Or plainly stated and in theme of this article, I/We badly need proof of love not just words.
        One.

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        • Daisy123 June 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

          Fantastic response!

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        • The Sandyman June 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

          PetefromDetroit: Wow! far out man! Sounds like a great solution to all the concerns and criticisms you’ve expressed today. Looks like Daisy 123 plans on doing the same thing. Best Wishes to you both!

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  103. MAF June 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    He is president for: lobbyist, rich bankers & oil moguls, Zionist, white women who do the same job as white men, homosexuals and who else again?

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  104. MAF June 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    He’s president for: lobbyists, rich bankers and oil moguls, white women who do the same work as white man be are not paid the same, homosexuals, rich white men, and who else?

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  105. MAF June 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Obama will not receive 97% of black, 65% of other non-whites or 45% of white votes this time around. So many voting age adults are either homeless and or jobless. Do you think their major concern is which rich fat cats get into office to line their own pockets? Romney, (just as long as he gets richer and can add President to his resume) may be the next token bend-over boy to take orders from the Zionists. I’m glad to see that so many people are waking up and can read the handwriting on the wall.

    I get the impression the Obama’s want out of this madness. They can always become Hollywood stars.

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  106. HappyToBeNappy June 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    STEP ONE

    1. We admitted we were powerless over drugs and alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.

    From some of the posts I’ve read, I feel the need to carry this message to those of you that need it.

    OBAMA-BIDEN 2013

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  107. MAF June 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Do blacks even know that Obama (the Nobel Peace Prize winner) killed people predominately in black and brown nations since he’s been in office? He says he loves black people? Yea, to kill them! Obama was not elected by a punch of blacks, but was chosen by the elites who wanted the wealth of the dark nations. They didn’t want to do it in white face, so they chose someone 1/2 black, but not too black. Negroes, start investigating, start reading and stop worshiping this man as an idol. You don’t even know the number of laws signed in by this president that takes away many of your rights. The only thing missing from this slavery is the chains and the slaves ships! Blacks wanted a Moses/Messiah instead you got Pharoah.

    Y

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  108. Rev. George Brooks June 27, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    i can’t believe that they are some folks on this website practically saying that Obama cannot and should not do anything to try and help people of his own Race, but is helping all of the other folks here, and folks all over the earth. Including Jews in Israel, because the Jews around him are controlling him and seeing to it that he helps them. Well, it is a sad and poor example of a man (be it any man), who is too afraid, too timid, too anything, to help his own people. And for you all that are thinking this, NO OTHER MAN OF ANY OTHER RACE will do anything this stupid, no matter if it ends up causing him his own life. He’s even helping Hispanice, who are nor even citizens here, and YOU ALL are sayiing nothing, but “he can’t help us black folks.” Oh! But I forgot, we have black men in our black race that are not the men that they ought to be. And this is why the entire black race is in the mess that we are now in, at the bottom of the pile. It is all, or mostly, because US BLACK MEN, as a whole, are full of execuses, won’t stand up for our own
    families, and jut plainly said, ain’t worth a damn. — Rev. George
    Brooks

    Rev. George Brooks

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  109. Say What? June 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    To all the Obama supporters, this forum is our call to action.
    I will be contacting my local Obama campaign office to volunteering as many hours a week as I can…… I’m going to consider it my part-time job. I hope you all will do what you can to give our embattled President four more years.

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  110. HappyToBeNappy June 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    On the subject of illegal immigration. President Obama didn’t create the problem of illegal immigrants (you thank George W. for that) but he’s doing something about it. I live in Dallas where the black man’s quality of life took a nosedive when George W. and his Lt. Gov. Rick Perry took office in the mid 1990s, they opened the gates and the illegals flooding not only taking over neighborhoods but entire sections of town. The white Dallasites prefer Mexicans over blacks so the homelessness rate for black men has continually skyrocketed. However, the whites in the midwest were outraged when Rick Perry ran for president in the Fall of 2011 when they learned he’s been giving college scholarships to illegal aliens for years. Dallas has been looking like Mexico for the last ten years long before President Obama took office.
    Now let’s move on to George W’s immigration record once he took office, below is an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times:

    “The eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration saw a marked increase in illegal immigration and a drop in immigration enforcement throughout much of his tenure. For example, the number of illegal aliens arrested in workplace cases fell from nearly 3,000 in 1999 to 445 in 2003, with the number of criminal cases against employers during this period falling from 182 to four. Not surprisingly, by 2005, there were an estimated 10-20 million illegal aliens living in the United States. Even at the end of 2007 after the Bush administration’s enforcement crackdown had been underway; only 92 criminal arrests of employers had taken place, in an economy that, according to the Washington Post, includes 6 million businesses that employ more than 7 million illegal foreign workers.

    Despite the failure of past amnesties and the fact that these increase illegal immigration, Bush repeatedly pushed mass legalization (amnesty) schemes for illegal immigrants using the well-worn line that they “are doing jobs Americans will not” or “are not” doing. One scheme was the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2007 which was defeated by widespread popular opposition. ”

    The problem of illegal immigration is so out of control in Texas, alot of people are convinced that Rick Perry is being paid off by the Mexican government to allow Mexico to dump their “dead weight” in America. They people who broke the law to enter America treat us blacks in Texas like were the second class citizens.

    The wrong man is being blame for the problem.

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    • HappyToBeNappy June 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      I meant once he took as the President.

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  111. PetefromDetroit June 27, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
    Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” -Fredrick Douglas

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  112. HappyToBeNappy June 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Now on the subject of Obama’s efforts to deport illegals. Below is an excerpt from PewHispanic.org:

    ” As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose” Obama’s Policy (1/28/12)

    by Mark Hugo Lopez, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Seth Motel

    I. Overview

    By a ratio of more than two-to-one (59% versus 27%), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new national survey of Latino adults by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

    Deportations have reached record levels under President Obama, rising to an annual average of nearly 400,0001 since 2009, about 30% higher than the annual average during the second term of the Bush administration and about double the annual average during George W. Bush’s first term.

    Even as deportations have been rising, apprehensions of border crossers by the U.S. Border Patrol have declined by more than 70%—from 1.2 million in 2005 to 340,000 in 2011.

    My brothers and sisters, there are not enough hours in the DECADE for President Obama to undo all the damage George Bush has caused. Don’t forget he inherited two wars from George Bush that continues to suck trillions of dollars out of our economy each year. A white President with the support of both the House and the Senate would have a hard time handling the problems in the effective fashion President Obama is. Please give this brother a break and some understanding.

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    • The Sandyman June 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      HappyToBeNappy: Thank you, so in President Obama’s first year in office, he deported 30% more people than Bush did in his second term. Wow. He will continue to get my support.

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  113. Felipe June 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    “White folks, and especially republicans are looking at these
    post and lighting up their cigars and saying ” look at the
    divisive opinions of these um—–people”

    You’re right Gerald, but “Daisy” and these other trolls, try as they may, by flooding this blog with all of their support for the few anti-Obama blacks will be sadly dissapointed if they think most blacks aren’t going to rally around Obama for president. Most African-Americans are smarter than they think. They aren’t going to vote for a white supremacist mormon who is supported by tea partiers and “let’s take back OUR country” white racist.

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    • Say What? June 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      Felipe: your posts are full of truth, common sense and inspiration!

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  114. Gordon Dwight Gates June 27, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    If I didn’t know that this article was referencing our Black President Obama I would have thought this article was about a white Republican presidential candidate.”Jarrett reiterated the deep affection and appreciation that President Obama has for the African American community.”There is no way these words should have needed to be uttered by a Black person within a Black Presidential Administration to Black people about the sentiments of a Black President in reference to People of the same color as himself.No white candidate would ever feel the necessity to reaffirm to other whites that “He loves them and loves an obvious condition that he is powerless to change,the color of his skin. climate and tone of climate

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  115. Gordon Dwight Gates June 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The climate and tone of Jarrett’s words are condescending in and of themselves.The President Obama apologists always use the argument that things would be exponentially worse under Mitt Romney and I agree,however to ignore how badly the president has responded to the needs and obvious disparities within the Black community can not and should not be understated.He is taking our vote for granted without the promise or expectation of improving the education,unemployment and wealth inequality in the Black Community.This President is afraid to even mention race or the destructive and pernicious residue that trails behind it. To say nothing or do nothing simply to garner votes is complicitous

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    • PetefromDetroit June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Thank You for your insight GDG.
      Stay Up.

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    • DaTruth June 28, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      yes, yes & yes! great comments!

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  116. Gordon Dwight Gates June 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    A well informed Black Electorate following the real issues and that disagree with President Obama’s policies should not be referred to as haters.We as Black People should not act like complicated automatons saying nothing but simply reacting to things done to us or aimed at us.Last time I checked the annual mean income for Black Families was 5,000.00 compared to whites which is 67,000.00.Eighty-five percent of our fourth graders can not read on grade level.Laws such as stop and frisk disproportionally discriminate against Black and Brown skinned people.Unemployment in the Black community some sources state are as high as fifty percent.All of these numbers have increasedthe last four years.We had better say soething and very loudly

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    • PetefromDetroit June 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Make it plain.

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  117. makheru bradley June 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    [When the president feeds a story to the New York Times which proclaims that he gladly accepts responsibility for killing people, he believes that said story will increase his support among voters.] — Margaret Kimberley (Black Agenda Report)

    The propagandizing of this Kill List exposes the depths of Barack Obama’s pathological pandering to the psychopathic vote which is a dramatic reversal of campaign strategy from 2008. The people who were duped by candidate Obama’s carefully crafted rhetoric into voting for what they thought would be an antiwar president, surely know now that they were pimped worse than Iceberg Slim’s bottom ho.

    So Obama is basically telling the antiwar vote to go straight to Hell, and he is certain that this strategy poses no problems for him with the Black electorate. Obama obviously believes that the Afrikan American body politic is thoroughly seduced by “spiritual wickedness in high places” that they will support an assassin and a war criminal.

    Based on the majority of the comments posted here, Obama is correct.

    2 Thessalonians 2 (NIV)

    9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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  118. PetefromDetroit June 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    “”surely know now that they were pimped worse than Iceberg Slim’s bottom ho”
    Yea Man, I feel used.
    I wore out 2 pair of shoes for “iceberg” in 2008 filled with optimism and hope for change and a collective black come-up.

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  119. PetefromDetroit June 29, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    “But in the propaganda against the negro since emancipation in this land, We face one of the most stupendous effort the world has ever saw to discredit human beings, an effort involving universities, history, science, social studies and religion- W.E.B. Du Bois, 1870

    Is this still relevant today Obama apologists and supporters?
    Does he support the status quo?
    I’m not asking the government for a pot ‘O pig feet.
    I demand that my constituency, the people that has done the most for this country for the least return, get equal government representation as other constituencies do. That’s all we need.

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  120. Rev. George Brooks June 29, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    My last comment on this wornout subject: President Obama is NOT the first black president in the first place, but Warren G. Harding was. Secondly, you need to find out NOT where he was born, but what it says on the line about his race on his birth certificate. And it certainly does not say black or African American. And, lastly, I vigorously supported him in 2008, and still love the “half-brother,” but, truthfully speaking, he is merely a “puppet on the string” of all of those anti-Jesus Jews around him, who are his boss, and telling him EVERYTHING to do and say. With the big boss, David Axelrod, being with him everywhere he goes, even though you may not see him. And I have been calling for him to just, at least, bring in a couple of STRONG-VOICED, take-charge type blacks as advisors TOO, before the election. But it ain’t gonna happen, because Jews have long been “bloodsucking” and taking advantage of black folks, and they are doing the same with Obama. They are running the whole show, and Axelrod is really
    the president. Ohama is just sitting in the seat, and saying what they tell him to say. — Rev. George Brooks

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  121. Cazie July 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

    You’re right, Obama pimped the Blacks and I have already bet money that Black people will be dumb enough to support him again. Why should Obama speak to Black issues? He knows that Black people will support him anyway. They are desperately waiting on a fictitious messiah to save them. Wait on doomed race, wait on!

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  122. Thomasisthe1 July 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Wow! This topic seems to have created more interest than I’ve ever seen generated on this site. Unfortunately, I’m surprised to find myself agreeing with much of what the Rev. George Brooks says on the reality of current White House politics. Obama almost comes off as a puppet of sorts while still the slick front-man product of mixed breeding. Obama is benefiting from being used! We probably will never really know how much influence Obama’s White grandparents had on him. Politicians are all in office essentially to help themselves & their retirement package. Clinton had no money when he entered politics but look at him now. By Michelle’s own admission the Obama’s were struggling to pay their student loans before Obama’s first book was published. Now, Obama is reportedly bringing in over $70,000 dollars a month besides his presidential salary & all benefits. You can bet that when he leaves office he will be able to draw huge amounts of money on speaking engagements, etc. I don’t know if the initial motivation to enter politics is to help people by thinking these politicians might make a difference and/or at what point along the way politicians get side-tracked or corrupted. They start thinking big ego thoughts & they start chasing dollars always running to get re-elected from the moment they get elected. Obama has now had a chance to hobnob with the great & the near great & only brings himself down to the common man’s level for photo-ops & policy posturing. Remember, this man won political office with relatively little help from the Black community even though that community felt a strong kinship.
    Obama mainly pursues money from the rich & famous that he claims to want to tax at higher & higher rates. How can any of this make sense? Wake up folks! It would be easier to sit down and negotiate with your enemy than with Obama who can’t risk being seen as partial to a small segment of the population. He has divided loyalties & political debts to pay & as the begining of this article says, in the second paragraph, only the elites seem to benefit, receiving undue attention & recognition. Why should he come to Watts & have a beer with an ordinary working stiff when he can drink champagne in Beverly Hills with Clooney & Banderas? Minorities need to come together & learn to negotiate even with our perceived enemies in order to have more clout and bring about change. We need to break out & reach out beyond our normal everyday experience in order to be respected & valued as voters.
    God bless you all & happy fouth.

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    • PetefromDetroit July 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Thanks for your Insight and this objective blog . One.

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  123. Jag68 July 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Boyce,

    Can you go one day without a hit piece on President Obama? Does Mitt, Rush and the others love you? Soooo glad that I never studied with a sel-hating Black prof. like you. Is the President perfect? NO!!!! Could he have done more? Given the racist climate, I don’t think so. But what have you done except try to brainwash Black to stay home. Since I know that Bush didn’t do anything for you in his first term, I can assume that you sat on your hands and did not vote. You truly are a disagrace for doing ‘masta’s’ dirty work daily. Keep it up and you will run Rush, Beck and O’Rielly out of a job!!!

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  124. Danny Boy July 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Where the hell were all you Black critics when George W. Bujsh was kicking our asses? Where were you when Bush let banks give us loans we couldn’t afford? Where was your voice when Bush went to war with Iraq to prove something to his Daddy, a war that he never intended to pay for? Where were you then?Obama inherited George Bush’s mess. Bush and Cheney walked off into the sunset like a Ronald Reagan movie with Karl Rove as their sidekick and you said nothing about that!! Now, all of a sudden, Obama is supposed to solve the problems that a lot of Black folks created for themselves.

    Don’t vote for Obama in November!! BUT WHEN MITT ROMNEY AND THE REPUBLICANS TAKE US BACK TO JIM CROW DAYS, PLEASE DON’T COMPLAIN AND SAY “I WISH I HAD VOTED FOR OBAMA”. SUCK IT UP AND LISTEN TO bOYCE WATKINS AND CORNEL WEST AND THE REST OF THE SO-CALLED BLACK INTELLECTUALS.

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  125. Marilyn July 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I unfortunatley have to agree with most of the comments about President Obama and what appears to be his blatant insensitivity towards the black community. I also have a big problem with how seemingly easy he finds it to throw his “black” fellow colleagues under the bus. For example, Ms Shirley Sharrod being sumarily fired based on inaccurate press coverage. The “dumping” of long time friend and Social Secretary Desiree Rogers. The are people who knew him when he was just “Barack Obama” These are people who believed in him, supported him, trusted him and in the end it didn’t seem to really matter to him. Yet, he takes all this crap from the Republicans who have shown him nothing but disdain and indignation.
    I am not sure if I will vote for him again. I don’t think he deserves my vote. Black people in America catch hell no matter who we have in office. I think many African Americans who feel like I do will most likely not vote at all. One knows the old addage, When America is sick, Black folk have bilateral pneumonia!!!!!

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  126. Patricia July 12, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Daaisy 123 is nothing but a troll& so are most of the Obama haters! They are nothing but a bunch of racist haters trying to devide & discourage the Black voters! Please ignore & get out campaign & vote for Obama! The alternative would be allowing those who are in the process of taking our voting rights away be in charge! If they’re in control what next will they take from us? To say President Obama doesn’t care about helping the black community when he spent his first couple of yrs post college working as a community organizer in the black community! Wake up blackpeople the cons did this same tactic in 2010 to the liberals encouraging them to not go to the polls. Now we have a kkk controlled congress whos justwaiting to put forth bills that would send us back into the times during segregation, if not the cotton fields! The only person standing in their way is President Obama & his veto power!! They are so close to acheiving their goal they will do anything to get there! People like Tavis, West, Watson, daisy123 & the likes are just their tools!

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  127. Patricia July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Troll alert! This page is filled with a lot of white racist cons disguising themselves as AA trying to convince AA to either stay @ home on Nov6 or vote for romney! These cons are desperate & they go onto all liberal sites pretending to be disgruntal liberals trying to discourage other liberals from voting! If it walks & quacks like a duck it is a duck! Please be aware & don’t waste your time debating with them, it’s a no win situation! They don’t do well with facts! This is a tactic they used in 2010, we all know what happened then! Obama 2012!!!

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  128. Rev. George Brooks July 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Shut up Valerie Jarrett, and let Barack Obama STAND UP ANd SPEAK FOR HIMSELF. And let some more black come out of his mouth than a few words from Al Green’s song. Why did he not show up at the NAACP Convention? It appears that any blacks that say anything that is not totally to his liking, and in his opinion may hurt white folks, he won’t face, but runs and hides from. Like his own pastor, Rev. Wright, the NAACP meeting, and Cornel West talking about poverty, which is really hurting blacks. And he does not have enough STRONG-VOICED blacks serving with him, but a ton of Jews there bossing him. With Jarrett being a long-time flunky of Chicago Jews and whites. And we blacks need to demand that he add several more bold blacks there as decision-makers, and that it be done BEFORE November. — Rev. George Brooks

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  129. jack johnson August 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    What troubles me with both arguments is there is no consistency this close to the election. For instance the republicans are not all in favor of Romney and a vast majority of them have made up their minds that he is a greedy pig who is out of touch with mainstream america. But as a constituency they will support him. Why? because he’s a republican and they are republican. Their cohesiveness is not is meld in unity that this country should be ran by a white man. no matter how stupid George W Bush. or how invisible Ron Reagan was. The constituency is undaunted. No matter how wrong or right they will stick together. No matter how much people like Rush Limbaugh or Fox new’s Bill O’Rielly and Hannity and Colms. They will stick together. Against Us.

    And as Malcolm X said ” And That’s What WE Need to Do”

    These are changing times. And yes there is a ruling class that 30 or 40 years ago would not even consideer a brother in the white house.
    But the ruling classes change and intolerances subside to amicable judgements. We have to stick together. Black people were just as devided behind King Malcolm and Douglass. Hell, even Marcus Garvey’s plans with Booker T. Had flaws but it was a movement in the right direction. Obama is trying to move the ruling class in the right direction and these seeds that he is sowing are falling of bad ground as well as good black dirt.
    The question is are our hearts and minds firtile enough to grow with a better dream for the fuure?

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