Harriet Tubman escaped slavery only to go back into slave states hundreds of times to free slaves through traveling along the Underground Railroad. She refrained from taking pictures, so there are only a few images of her (that we assume the ones we have are of her). She slept every night with a gun in her hand. She could not read or write. There is an infamous picture of her sleeping with her gun under a Wanted Poster for her arrest. She upheld the true mission of America living up to the standard of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator will certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
With every slave that followed the North Star under her direction, a slave was never caught and plunged back in slavery. The Declaration of Independence was finally being realized in these individual lives.
Whenever there was a slave who became scared, Tubman took no chances; she shot the slave because her skinfolk was not her kinfolk.
Dear Omarosa, you have made a choice to deviate from the path of African Americans having full freedom and full improvement and empowerment in their physical, emotional, and economic well being. We can accept you moving from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. We accept that you fundraised heavily with Hillary Clinton and now fundraising for the Republican Party.
But, we cannot accept them and we cannot accept now that you made a clear decision to become a Donald Trump supporter. You made the decision to side with someone, in your words, were racial and not racist. Please, explain the difference. Better yet, we don’t care about the difference because racial or racist equates to demonizing African Americans, and for that, we don’t accept you Omarosa.
Donald Trump has been sued and found guilty of Housing Discrimination. He has spent over eight years describing how Obama was not born in America. And, you expect us to overlook those facts when you supported Donald Trump? You, ma’am, thought wrong.
Where were you when you were the only black person in the White House? Where were you when the HBCU presidents came there to ask for their funding to be increased when Trump later proposed stripping their funding because he felt it was unconstitutional for the HBCUs to even exist? Where were you when the white nationalist movement marched Charlottesville, Virginia and you went on Fox News Network and defended Trump’s response to their being good people on both sides? Where were you when Trump nominated Federal Prosecutors and Judges and not one of them was a black woman and there is one black male? Where were you when you see 16 women accusing Trump of sexual assault? Where were you when he insinuated a US Congressional leader would prostitute herself for a donation?
I really can go on and on, but at the end of the day, you were non-existent.
You said and did nothing. I still don’t know what you did for your $170K/year job. What was your job description?
Now that you were fired, not resigned, fired. In government, they do not just fire, they actually tell you to submit a resignation letter and sign it. Or, they will write the resignation letter and have you sign it. It is to help you save face, so you will not have the embarrassment of being fired. Yet, you want to further embarrass yourself doing a public relation tour to explain how you resigned and not fired.
Stop it. You were fired. We know it. You know it.
During your public relation tour, you stated that you saw things that hurt your people. What are people you speaking about? Is that Black people? No, you abandoned us, and like Harriet Tubman, we cannot look back and save you now. Blacks are a very forgiving people, but in the era of Donald Trump, you have selected a side, and you can stick with your side. Even Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood out against Donald Trump and she is still not fully accepted by Black America. Why would you think that you would be accepted by “your people” when you didn’t fight for us just a few weeks ago when you sided with Trump as he was campaigning and tweeting for Roy Moore?
Therefore, we wish you well with your people, Donald Trump Republicans.
Big Things Poppin’: Lance-Bottoms includes T.I. and Killer Mike on her Transition Team
Recently, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Atlanta’s newly elected mayor, announced her transition team. Typical transition teams include business and community leaders, and true to form, Mayor Lance-Bottoms’ transition team includes CEOs from such companies as Leapfrog, Delta, and MailChimp.
Her transition team also has two surprising entries – T.I. and Killer Mike. Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris is most notably known for his award-winning rap career and being a prolific adulterer. Killer Mike of the Run the Jewels organization is recently known for his unwavering support of Bernie Sanders during his Presidential campaign, even against the two female Black Lives Matter activists who interrupted Sanders that he describes as “two black girls yell[ing] and scream[ing].” The Black women were not yelling or screaming and Sander’s response was dismissive at best.
Nonetheless, Mayor Lance-Bottoms has included these two men, who in my humble opinion, have cultural views that are homophobic, sexist, and hotep-adjacent, on her transition team in what I assume is her attempt to connect to the young, Black “woke” community of Atlanta.
What do you think about Mayor Lance-Bottom’s appointment of T.I. and Killer Mike to her transition team?
Ivanka, Call Your Daddy! Trump Scandal Arises
Somebody needs to come and look at this because 2018 is not supposed to go this way! We struggled through one year of Trump only to start with “shithole countries” and now Newsweek is tugging what’s left of 45’s wig. They’re reporting that Trump doesn’t know who reaps the benefits of welfare. Now its no secret that bigots love to quote false statistics to push their rhetoric, but what Donald thinks is just absurd!
Remember early 2017 when Trump decided to parade acceptable celebrities through his hotel in an effort to “please the blacks”? Well shortly after he welcomed the likes of Kanye and Steve Harvey, he met with the Congressional Black Caucus. During this meeting, a member made it clear welfare reform would be hard on their voters “Not all of whom are black,” according to NBC News. Trump replied, “Really? Then what are they?” He didn’t stop there. During this same meeting, Trump made it a point to ask the CBC if they knew a member of his incoming cabinet. Just one, I bet you can guess who – Ben Carson!
If there’s one thing people of color have never needed its confirmation when someone is being racist. From refusing to rent to black tenants to advocating the death penalty for the Central Park 5, the New York Times has a short list of Trump’s misdeeds. In the past month alone, Trump has disrespected so many people it’s hard to keep track. Even still, controversy continues to circle the White House because now a sex scandal has surfaced.
Adult film star, Stormy Daniels, came forward with news that Trump offered her $10k and the use of his private jet in exchange for sex in 2006. This is just a few short months after he and Melania tied the knot. The actress alleges that not only did he cheat on his wife, it was supposed to be a threesome with Alana Evans, another adult entertainer. I’ll spare you the dirty details, but Daniels says Trump chased her around the hotel room in his fruit of the looms. So why is this surfacing now? Rumor has it Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was paid $130,000 to keep quiet during the 2016 campaign. The party of family values has a lot to answer for with their history of condemning lecherous men a la Bill Clinton. But one thing is certain, without the likes of Steve Bannon to defend him and the recent tell-all, Fire and Fury, more of this tea is sure to follow.
Get to Steppin! Omarosa to Leave White House Role
Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of the few black aids in the Trump White House will be signing off to pursue other opportunities as news broke of her resignation yesterday. Omarosa who took heavy flack for hopping on the Trump train to nowhere fast will be resigning effective January 20, 2018, only a year after coming on board.
“Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday to pursue other opportunities,” Sanders said. “Her departure will not be effective until January 20, 2018. We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service.”
April Ryan spoke on Omaraso’s resignation and said that multiple sources told her that it was some drama and Omarosa was fired.
Sounds about white. Maybe last night’s loss of the candidate that Trump supported Roy Moore made him feel some type of way.
Well, black twitter was ready to greet the soon to be the unemployed aid with open arms.
Live footage of Omarosa leaving the White House yesterday: pic.twitter.com/fW6H1pxpkt
— Marc… (@twitrlessmarc) December 13, 2017
When Omarosa tries to register for Essence Fest next year pic.twitter.com/jkYhRuG50E
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 13, 2017
Omarosa: They sent me in to tell you, Roy Moore lost. Black people really showed up…
— New Year, New Bleesus (@BleesusCrice) December 13, 2017
Omarosa walking into Robert Mueller's office. pic.twitter.com/P2aKWxvNeW
— Hillary W🥂rned Us 2018 (@HillaryWarnedUs) December 13, 2017
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