Not surprisingly white supremacy has won this evening as Cindy Hyde-Smith was declared the winner of the Mississippi senate runoff. As of now the results are saying Cindy has won with 56.1% of the votes and Mike Espy has received a total of 43.8% of the votes.
In this unreleased (til now) longer version of Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” vid, a supporter yells “Then do it!” after she says, “If there was a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” This clip, obtained & sent to @JxnFreePress by @bayoubrief, adds new context. #MSSen pic.twitter.com/RYaahR34mC
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) November 26, 2018
Video provided by Twitter User Ashton Pittman
Even after publicly saying, “If there was a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” in a video during her campaign run Cindy Hyde-Smith still managed to secure more than enough votes to retain her seat. Recently it was also revealed Hyde-Smith attended a segregated academy in the 70’s where she was a cheerleader.
I guess she still isn’t too much far off from what she used to do. She’s using her platform to cheer on white supremacy and gain their support.
Not to mention that just recently Hate Signs and Nooses were found on the Mississippi State Capitol the day before the runoff election took place.
Before I hear anyone say “more black people needed to get out and vote for Espy”, there are more white people in numbers who will show up and show out to retain whatever power they can when it comes to voting. Even if that power is immoral and keeps everyone from progressing forward with new ideas for improvement.
Let’s not also forget in a last ditch effort to rally up the white supremacists in the state, The Head Cheeto in Charge paid a visit in Mississippi and fired up the Republican base to get them amped up. In a clip he said, “How does he fit in with Mississippi? How does he even fit In?”
The closing weeks of Mississippi's runoff Senate race have focused on controversial comments by Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, showing her joking about a public hanging and voter suppression, @edokeefe reports; the polls close at 8 p.m. ET https://t.co/8E22iVwaQ0 pic.twitter.com/ODO19OHe57
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 28, 2018
While this is not the result we were hoping for, I am proud of the historic campaign we ran and grateful for the support we received across Mississippi.
— Mike Espy (@espyforsenate) November 28, 2018
It has been reported that Mike Espy has conceded from the race and wished Hyde-Smith prayers as she heads off to Washington D.C. to join up with the Senate. Mike Espy also tweeted some tweets that will help to keep hope alive for potential elections to come in the state of Mississippi.
Former 2nd District Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy concedes the race for U.S. Senate. He called Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and offered her prayers as she heads back to Washington, D.C. to represent Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/H4cF06cMYP
— Erin Pickens (@erinpickensWAPT) November 28, 2018
Tweet provided by user Erin Pickens for WAPT
Although the Democrats have lost another senate seat in congress we still were able to overturn the house and bring in a lot of new people in congress who will hopefully represent what we want to see change in America going forward.
As for the rest of the country a change is coming as more and more people are becoming politically aware and knowledgable of people’s policies and the outcome if they vote a certain way. Now we just have to wait and see what our next hurdle will be.
Federal Watchdog Agency Claims Kellyanne Conway Violated Hatch Act
It has been recommended that Kellyanne Conway be removed from federal office for a violation of the Hatch Act. Defined as engaging in political activity in the course of one’s work, Conway’s continuous tv appearances and social media presence have gotten her called out by a federal watchdog organization.
The Office of Special Counsel made the recommendation that Kellyanne Conway be immediately removed from her position as the senior-most advisor to Donald Trump Thursday. In a lengthy report provided to Trump, the investigation described Conway as a repeat offender, violating the Hatch Act on numerous occasions. Through disparaging remarks to Democratic presidential candidates, to speaking in her official capacity in television appearance and on social media, Conway has crossed several boundaries. The implications that her actions violate the Hatch Act have been deemed “unprecedented.”
Special Counsel Henry Kerner noted that his suggestion to fire Conway was unheard of. However, the basis for his decision rests on the example set by Conway’s behavior. Discussing the recommendation in an interview, Kerner said, “In interview after interview, she uses her official capacity to disparage announced candidates, which is not allowed. What kind of example does that send to the federal workforce? If you’re high enough up in the White House, you break the law, but if you’re a postal carrier or a regular federal worker, you lose your job?” While many have called for Conway’s termination of employment since she assumed the role as his advisor in 2017, the decision rests solely upon Donald Trump.
In predictable fashion, the White House is refusing to accept the Special Counsel’s recommendation. Instead, they have issued a letter calling for the federal watchdog agency to withdraw the suggestion of Conway’s removal. However, the Office of Special Counsel immediately declined. They are choosing not to overlook Conway’s unethical behavior but cannot force the President to take action in their favor.
Taraji Saving Black Lives
Taraji P. Henson has been a leader in our community by shedding light on the reality of mental health for black youth. On June 7th, 2019, Henson testified on Capitol Hill during the Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce forum on suicide among black youth. Specifically, Henson brought the room into deep thought when she reflected on her own experiences.
Henson’s father Boris Lawrence Henson passed away in 2006. Prior to that, Henson’s son’s father was murdered in Washington D.C. Now, these two traumatic events have affected her but it has also fostered a wealth of issues for her son. As a result, things get worse when young people are not able to vocalize their hurt and pain.
In her statement, Henson stated, “We’ve been taught to pray our problems away.” Henson is making it known that in the African-American community we do not discuss mental health. Instead, we let our emotions build up. If the problem is not addressed it will always be there. There will be strings attached if one doesn’t confront what is holding them back from prospering in life.
Lastly, a few years ago, Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson foundation with a goal to eliminate any stigmas associated with mental health. Mental health should be normalized and it should be taught in schools just like Henson stated in her statement.
I recommend everyone to watch her statement.
Is Dr. Ben Carson Gifted in Politics?
The Hero That Many Look Up To
Dr. Ben Carson is recognized as the most accomplished neurosurgeon in history. In 1987, he was the lead surgeon among a plethora of surgical members to separate conjoined twins. Many people can assume that this is a grueling procedure for not only the patients but the team doing the surgery. Furthermore, many black parents use Dr. Carson as a success story for their children. Specifically, Gifted Hands was the movie every black family watched and made sure their children knew.
Moreover, Based on the movie, many of us know that Dr. Carson is aware of what it’s like to be the on the receiving end of a government that takes advantage of low-income neighborhoods. For this reason, it makes sense that Dr. Carson could serve as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Donald Trump. In this role, he is called to increase homeownership and increase access to minorities who are often discriminated against when trying to search for housing opportunities.
The Problem With Dr. Carson In This Role
Recently, Dr. Carson testified at the House Financial Services Committee and he had two exchanges that the media and public are not taking to lightly. The first exchange was with Representative Katie Porter of California. Rep. Porter asked Dr. Carson what an REO is and he thought that she was referring to an Oreo. Now, I am not a politician, but even I know that was not what she was referring to. He is undermining the problem and he perceives it as a joke. It is, in fact, a very serious issue. He is one of the reasons many homes are going for closure which result in people losing their homes and it enables calumny.
In addition, the second exchange was with Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Rep. Pressley asked him a simple question. Her question was “Yes or no — is stable and safe housing a social determinant of health?” Dr. Carson refused to answer her question and kept dancing around the subject by laughing and quoting our Dear Auntie Maxine Waters quote “reclaiming my time”.
To sum up, this was unacceptable. Dr. Carson could not articulate competent answers to the questions. It is clear to the American people that Dr. Ben Carson is not fit or qualified for this role. It is upsetting because he has the power to help marginalized communities obtain better housing. Instead, he is spending $31,00 on furniture from government funds that are supposed to help communities.
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