Archive for September, 2011

Back When We Were Negroes

September 21, 2011
This appeared in the Macon, Ga. newspaper and should be put in all newspapers around the USA.
Back When We Were Negroes
By Charles E. Richardson
Posted on Sun, Jul. 31, 2011 in the Macon Telegraph, Macon, GA.
There was a time until the early 1960s when the terms to describe those of African decent, like me — African-American or Black or Afro-American —-were almost unheard of. I remember a distinct conversation with a friend discussing descriptive terms for ourselves in 1963 or ’64.  The term “black” was just coming into vogue and he didn’t like it one bit. “Call me a Negro,” he said, “but don’t call me black.”
Now, the word “Negro” (publications used a lower case “n”) has almost become a pejorative, so I was a little surprised when my pastor, the Rev. Willie Reid, used it during Thursday’s revival.  “Back when we were Negroes,” he said, and listed several things that were different about Negro life in America back then.
That got me to thinking.  Back when we were Negroes in the 1950s, “only 9 percent of Negro families with children were headed by a single parent,” according to “The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies” by Kay Hymowitz.  “Negro children had a 52 percent chance of living with both their biological parents until age 17.  In 1959, “only 2 percent of Negro children were reared in households in which the mother never married.”
But now that we’re African-Americans, according to Hymowitz, those odds of living with both parents had “dwindled to a mere 6 percent” by the mid-1980s.  And check this, in Bibb County, more than 70 percent of the  births in the African-American community are to single mothers.
Back when we were Negroes and still fighting in many parts of the country for the right to vote, we couldn’t wait for the polls to open.  We knew our friends, family and acquaintances had died getting us the ballot.  But now that we’re African-Americans, in a city of 47,000 registered — predominately black voters — more than 30,000 didn’t show up at the polls July 19.
Back when we were Negroes,  we had names like Joshua, Aaron, Paul, Esther, Melba, Cynthia and Ida.  Now that we are African Americans, our names are bastardized versions of alcohol from Chivas to Tequila to C(S)hardonney. And chances are the names have an unusual spelling.
Back when we were Negroes, according to the Trust For America’s Health “F as in Fat,” report, “only four states had diabetes rates above 6 percent. … The hypertension rate in 37 states about 20 years ago was more than 20 percent.”
Now that we’re African-Americans, that report  shows, “every state has a hypertension rate of more than 20 percent, with nine more than 30 percent.  Forty-three states have diabetes rates of more than 7 percent, and 32 have rates above 8 percent.  Adult obesity rates for blacks topps 40 percent in 15 states, 35 percent in 35 states and 30 percent in 42 states plus Washington, D.C.
Back when we were Negroes, the one-room church was the community center that everyone used.  Now that we’re African-Americans, our churches have lavish — compared to back-in-the-day churches — community centers that usually sit empty because the last thing the new church wants to do is invite the community in.
Back when we were Negroes, we didn’t have to be convinced that education was the key that opened the lock of success, we knew this. But now that we’re African-Americans, more than 50 percent of our children fail to graduate high school.  In Bibb County last year, the system had a dropout rate of 53.4 percent.
Back when we were Negroes, the last thing a young woman wanted to look like was a harlot and a young man a thug, but now that we’re African-Americans, many of our young girls dress like hootchie mamas and our young boys imitate penitentiary custom and wear their pants below the butt line.
If I could reverse all of the above by trading the term “African-American” for “Negro,” what do you think I’d do?
Charles E. Richardson is The Telegraph’s editorial page editor
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BLACK FARMERS

September 15, 2011

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SUBJECT: BLACK FARMERS, UNBELIEVEABLE!

Black Farmers
Pigford vs. Glickman
“In 1997, 400 African-American farmers sued the United States Department of Agriculture, alleging that they had been unfairly denied USDA loans due to racial discrimination during the
period 1983 to 1997..”

The case was entitled “Pigford vs. Glickman” and in 1999, the
blackfarmers won their case..

The government agreed to pay each of them as much as $50,000 to settle their claims.

But then on February 23, 2010, something shocking happened in relation to that original judgment: In total silence, the USDA agreed to release more funds to “Pigford.”

The amount was a staggering…… $1.25 billion. This was because
the original number of plaintiffs-400 black farmers had now swollen, in a class action suit, to include a total of 86,000 black farmers throughout America.

There was only one teensy problem:

The UnitedStates of America doesn’t have 86,000 black farmers!!!!

According to accurate and totally verifiable Official USDA 2010 Census census data, the total number of black farmers throughout America is only 39,697..

Hmmm…by the Official USDA 1990 Census data the US had only 18,816 black farmers!!
Oops!!

Well, gosh-how on earth did 39,697 explode into the fraudulent 86,000 claims?

And how did $50,000 explode into $1.25 billion??

Well, folks, you’ll just have to ask the woman who not only spearheaded this case because of her position in 1997 at the “Rural Development Leadership Network”, but whose family received the
highest single payout (approximately $13 million) from that action-Shirley Sherrod.
Oops again!!

Yes, folks it appears that Ms. Sherrod had just unwittingly exposed herself as the perpetrator of one of the biggest fraud claims in the history of the United States- -a fraud enabled solely because she screamed racism at the government and cowed them into submission.

And it gets even more interesting…
Ms. Sherrod has also exposed the person who aided and abetted
her in this race fraud.

As it turns out, the original judgment of “Pigford vs. Glickman” in 1999 only applied to a total of about 16,000 black farmers.
But…..in 2008, a junior US Senator got a law passed to reopen the case and allow more black farmers to sue for funds.

The Senator was Barack Hussein Obama..
Because this law was passed in dead silence, and because the
woman responsible for spearheading it was an obscure USDA official, American taxpayers did not realize that they had just been forced in the midst of a worldwide recession to pay out more than $1.25 billion to settle a race claim.

But Andy Breitbart knew. And on Monday, July 22, 2010, he cleverly laid a trap which Sherrod- -and Obama + his cronies– stumbled headfirst into which has now resulted in the entire world discovering the existence of this corrupt financial judgment. As for Ms. Sherrod?? Well, she’s discovering too late that her cry of ‘racism’ to the media which was intended to throw the spotlight on Breitbart has instead thrown that spotlight on herself and the huge corruption. Sherrod has vanished from public view.

But the perpetrator of that law passed in dead silence leading to unlawful claims & corruption…..is still trying to fool all of US.

Go to Google and read for yourself “Pigford vs. Glickman,” or “Pigford vs. Obama.”

As some have said, “The Republic can survive a Barack Obama.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who continue to keep him as their President.”

http://mydd.com/users/nancy-scola/posts/pigford-black-farmers-and-obama

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/01/10/obama-carries-on-the-pigford-fraud/

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/pigford.asp
Why haven’t we heard more about this?

WORLDS LARGEST ARMY

September 15, 2011

WORLDS LARGEST ARMY

THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARMY…..

True story and most people will never know it.

Here’s an interesting side bar. After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until they reached the Mississippi River. Remember, we had a 2 million man army and war ships in other localities, so why did they not invade?

After the war, the remaining Japanese generals and admirals were asked that question. Their answer….they know that almost every home had guns and the Americans knew how to use them.

The world’s largest army…America ‘s hunters! I had never thought about this….

A blogger added up the deer license sales in just a handful of states and arrived at a striking conclusion:
There were over 600,000 hunters this season in the state of Wisconsin..Allow me to restate that number. Over the last several months, Wisconsin’s hunters became the eighth largest army in the world. More men under arms than in Iran. More than in France and Germany combined. These men deployed to the woods of a single American state to hunt with firearms, and no one was killed. That number pales in comparison to the 750,000 who hunted the woods of Pennsylvania and Michigan’s 700,000 hunters, All of whom have now returned home Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia and it literally establishes the fact that The hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world. The point? America will forever be safe from foreign invasion with that kind of home-grown firepower.

Hunting–it’s not just a way to fill the freezer. It’s a matter of national security.

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That’s why all enemies want to see us disarmed.