Jul 25, 2012 at 19:05:27
“Why now other than shere DANG politics, Pres. Obama?!! After receiving mor than 94% of the African American vote, more than 1000 days in office, our president waits until 100 days before election 2012 to throw African Americans a political bone. However, this hat trick should have been done on Day 1 of his political term and not 3 1/2 years into it. The announcement is perfectly planned and time announcement comes just in time for his speech tonight at the National Urban League Convention in NOLA. Announced there guarantees him thunderous applause for doing something much needed - 3 years late!!! The image of which will replay through election day, reinforcing a love that I certainly don't understand. His absolute lack of addressing our community, or the strategic manner in which he does reinforces one thing only to me. It is though he is also trying to remind us that we are not a priority in way, shape, form, or fashion.”
Agent2k38 on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:49:26
“He loves to lecture to us black folks. I cannot stand Obama.”
wkingsolomon77 on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:29:53
“Stop it,this man cannot do it all”
keith1963 on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:29:38
“If he did it day one then all the whites would've said "I told you so." What did you expect him to do for our community?”
Nuttinbutdatruf on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:27:33
“Better late than never. How quickly do you think Romney would do something similar?”
ApprxAm on Jul 25, 2012 at 20:19:02
“IT was when he funded the retention of teachers on the cut list of every state in the union,
The President has done many things in the name of Black children quietly; not 1000 Days.”
“Are you worried about MItt's money? Personally, I think each of us should be monitoring our own bank accounts. Romney will get my vote because I am certain that Pres. Obama is clueless when it comes to the U S economy.”
jancf on Apr 20, 2012 at 20:37:07
“Obama has had the benefit of the best minds in business and economics for several years. Romney is actually managing to convince a few gullible people that the US is a business. Anything but.”
cynical one on Apr 20, 2012 at 20:08:48
“You do realize that there is something called Congress, right?”
“I was attacked by a German Shepherd when I was a child, and have never liked dogs since! No, I don't blame the dog since the reporter was not only silly enough to - not only pet a Pit Bull dog, she puts her face in the face of the animal, an attack dog!”
“Okay, for real? Ginger Rogers breaks her adulterous silence so that she can save the country from Herman Caine?
As a rape victim, I have a few words that I wish that I could say in private to Rogers. In my lifetime, this is one of the few times that I have actually despised the actions and behavior of a woman.
Rogers willingly did what the other alledged sexual harassment accusers wouldn't due, get involved with a married man, who was also their boss. Now with the "outing" of the other women, not only is she jealous, but she is absolutely acting vindictive.
For thirteen years Rogers had an alledged "inappropriate" relationship with Herman Caine. Showing ZERO compassion and respect for his wife and family. She thought only of her own gratification and his financial support.
Although, I have no doubt Mr. Caine has behaved badly, tell me who hasn't? I just want somebody to fix the economy, please.”
papagato on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:59:18
“I just want somebody to fix the economy, please. ---Sheba7
“Sounds like “somebody” was going to out the affair anyway. There are plenty of folks who knew about this situation and what with money being “speech” and all. Ms. Rogers perhaps felt it best to pre-empt the leaking of information about the affair. Herman Cain tried to get ahead of the story on CNN but failed to convince any one of his innocence.”
Zork4 on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:42:12
“Cain isn't capable of fixing the economy. The 999 thing is a joke. Nothing in Ms White's demeanor has seemed vindictive. Cain is the one who gave her money and flew her around the place for sex. He's the one who didn't respect his wife.”
gransview on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:38:42
“You have made a lot of assumptions while seeming to give Cain a pass.
I never had any faith that Cain could help the economy to begin with, so I am not taking this as badly as you are.”
Shibli Haddad on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:32:51
“Yes im sure Cains 9-9-9 tax plan and inability to even answer some of the easiest and simple questions about our economy, foreign policy, and domestic issues definatly makes him the right guy to fix the economy right? He can hardly answer a single question without stuttering for about 5 minutes and still not even giving an answer at the end , i can garuntee you herman cain would further hurt the economy than fix it. If you ask me, ginger is wrong, but herman cain is far more in the wrong, he made a promise, an oath to his wife and he broke it. HE was the one in the commiteted relationship, not ginger. She isnt the one committed to Mrs. Cain , so why would she care?”
Grumpy Old Dude on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:23:39
“And how much compassion did HC show for his wife and family! You say that; "I have no doubt Mr. Caine has behaved badly, tell me who hasn't?" Really? Part of your micro-bio reads; Womens Studies...in college? When I was in college we learned about moral equivalencies...did you? So "Mr. Caine has behaved badly, but who hasn't?" I'm sure your profs would be proud of that statement!”
31Mike OBrien on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:19:47
“9 9 9”
mynamesyow on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:18:35
“Wow, nice way of ignoring the Fact that ANY Man, let alone someone trying to become President, has to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY fo their own Actions.”
TheLetterH on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:16:56
“Ginger Rogers didn't have an affair with Herman Cain. Fred Astaire? Maybe. But certainly not Cain.
Ginger White, on the other hand...
I'm confused on part of your double standard, though. It's wrong that she thought only of her persona gratification and financial support for 13 years (which is a valid argument), but when it comes to Cain "behav(ing) badly", you simply say "Who hasn't?"
Was Herman Cain not worried only about his personal gratification? Ginger White at least came clean and admitted to doing something wrong. Ginger White comes clean and you despise her, but Herman Cain has been accused by several women, including incidents that the NRA settled outside of court, and you simply say "Who hasn't?" Is that not a double standard?”
summercures on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:14:51
“Well we don't know for sure that Herman Cain has "behaved badly" since these women's claims remain unsubstantiated. But I do agree with you on one point and that that "I just want somebody to fix the economy, please."
Oh yeah, and Ginger's last name is White and not "Rogers." :)”
TedEjr on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:13:57
“Posted---For thirteen years Rogers had an alledged "inappropriate" relationship with Herman Caine. Showing ZERO compassion and respect for his wife and family. (END)
About as much compassion as Herman showed for his wife and family, right?”
sierratangotango on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:13:28
“whose ginger rogers? i think the article is about ginger white, maybe its her other name.”
VTL on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:13:19
“Your comment would carry more weight if you even knew the woman's actual name.
NMGladiator on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:09:31
“I don't have any respect for EITHER of them. But it sounds like your last sentence (after four paragraphs of criticism for Rogers) is giving Cain something of a pass. He was the one who is married and is breaking that trust.”
starrigavan on Nov 30, 2011 at 13:07:56
“Ginger Rogers? What does Ginger Rogers have to do with this?”
“I thoroughly agree that Cain's persona; ;ife has nothing to do with his ability to run the country. However, I am taking a moment odf pause because it is ALWAYS mindblowing when a powerful man like himself allows there sex drive to derail them.”
“I totally agree with your commentary; as a citizen my only concern is whether or not he can turn this country around. Personally, I feel deeply for his wife and adult children during this difficult time.”
“As a devoted fan, I am ecstatic that Natalie Wood's untimely death is being reexamined. Whether he is held directly responsible for her passing or not, her husband (Robert Wagner) will forever be linked and responsible (to some degree) for this tragedy.”
doglove on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:53:27
“Why is he to some degree responsible? She was his wife, not his child.”
FZliveson on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:29:28
“"great" not "grat"”
FZliveson on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:28:37
“The price of fame----everyone who has an opinion voices it with conviction and- to a grat degree- ignorance of facts.”
DungBeetle on Nov 18, 2011 at 13:25:38
“How does your devotion play itself out on a daily basis? What does that look like? Just curious...not an attack.”
Aug 26, 2011 at 20:35:57
“Yep, you got that right, NEWWORLDMAN777, In fact, order to justify slavery Europeans made dark-skinned the "other," best known as savages OR BARBARIANS. Dark skinned people were thought to be uncivilized, uncouth, possessing no language, culture, religion, or any abilities, whatsoever. This was the BIG LIE told to each other and to themselves to justify slavery.
In the process of amassing great wealth for themselves during the slave trade, and years later, carving up Africa like a loaf of bread and then clonizing the continent, they murdered millions of Black people. Who were the real barbarians?”
Aug 26, 2011 at 20:26:57
“( Part 2 of 2) PLEASE FIRST PART OF COMMENT BELOW
FYI: I am a family historian in a large African American family. I have only been able to locate just a small bit of info about the MIDDLETON's in our family.
However, when I took a look at a website dedicated to the white MIDDLETON's, I discovered a treasure trove of information. The white MIDDLEON's legacy encompasses almost a thousand years and more than 27 generations!!!! They were able to trace their family history to the royal family, knights, castles, and beyond.
The scenario mentioned above is the reason why Black people are full of wonder every time that we look in the mirror, whether we acknowledge it or not”
Aug 26, 2011 at 20:24:52
“Just because a person who just happens to be Black mentions that they are part "whatever," does not mean that they are trying to be "exotic,' as you have stated.
I am a dark-skinned, happy being nappy sister, who was told for years of the Cherokee blood in my mother's family. However, imagine my surprise when I discovered an old picture of my paternal Grandmother (borne 1878) who was incredibly light-skinned. Additionally, I finally recognized a bodily feature that this woman posessed that has been handed down to numerous others in our family.....a thin, narrow face with high cheek bones!
Most African Americans, like me are mixed with other blood lines. And yes, we know that we are Black and are darn well proud of it! Yet, we just like other races of people, want and are entitled to OUR HISTORY!
However, the fact of the matter is, most Black people (around the world) can only trace their family back a few generations. Many of us who are doing family tree research run into a big wall called SLAVERY and can trace our family members no further.
This is the reason why, it is hard for us, as you and many Anglos put it "move on!" Our family elders were in effect ERASED by slave owners. The average former slave did not have a first and last name until the end of slavery. Those names were ineffect, first recorded in the 1870 U S Federal Census Reports.”
Aug 26, 2011 at 19:49:13
“Yes..although you are correct with the history, in recent years, the "SOVEREIGNTY" of the Cherokee Nation has been made to trump Federal Law. In other words, they are able to make their own laws which dictate over their own people! Hence, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. . . . .
YOU WROTE: "Both before and after the Civil War, some Cherokee intermarried or had relationships with African Americans."
MY RESPONSE: How do I and numerous other African Americans, get the Cherokee Nation to acknowledge my mixed raced (Black and Cherokee) ancestors?”
Michael E Dodson on Aug 26, 2011 at 20:10:07
“Sheba, your recourse and best course of next action is to support Marilyn Vann and the freedmen's anticipated appeal of the CNO Supreme Court ruling. I cannot imagine the federal courts sustaining this ruling. Native American nations are dependent sovereigns (subservient to federal law and federal institutions) whether we (I am a member of the Mvskoke Nation and public information director for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation) like it or not.”
Aug 26, 2011 at 15:22:26
“How interesting that the ONLY President of the United Staes (of the three listed) that seemed to undestand the problem was Jimmy Carter, The peanut farmer has a big heart and is hugely compassionate. Astrological sign: LIBRA.”
Aug 26, 2011 at 14:57:06
“You could not possibly be an African American, because clearly your view of the world is completely short sighted on this subject. If you ever care to take it upon yourself to learn about the African slave trade, please research AFRICAN DIASPORA & THE WORLD.
Not to beleaguer you with the history of this cruel institution's history, however there is much that should be said about the African slave trade and the birth of capitalism. Yes, pure wealth was created on the backs of Africans that were exported AROUND THE WORLD to produce crops like, cotton, tobacco, indigo, rubber, cocoa, coffee, sugar, rice, and much, much more.
FYI: The majority of African Americans are not waiting for reparations, but we clearly recognize the huge contribution (labor, family, lives, wealth, and other social factors) that slaves made to this capitalistic society. Perhaps, the next time that you have a cup of coffee, lay in your cotton sheets, or roll down the highway in your car with it's rubber tires, you will consider this. Afterall, it wasn't white folks, that were shipped around the work to perform this hard labor; it was Black folks....my people!”
Nightangle on Aug 26, 2011 at 15:59:53
“Wow ! ! ! ! ! 'am impressed. That kind of passion deserves a badge -”
Aug 26, 2011 at 14:45:39
“I was surprised and extremely disappointed to learn that the Cherokee were also slave owners. My grandmother often boasted about her mother being full bloodied Cherokee, often referring to her own high-cheek bones and long, thick hair as proof. In fact, I have found someone with that Great-Grandmother's name's on the Dawes Roll.
Can you imagine the battle ahead of me once I am made to prove that the person listed in the Dawes Roll is in fact my relative? The fight seems daunting, however this ruling pisses me off so much that I may actually pursue it!!!”
Aug 26, 2011 at 14:39:21
“Does it really matter how well the tribes are fairing financially? SImply, it seems that both the American Indian tribes and, "well meaning, white folks" have their own self-serving agendas. In a legal decision handed down in Louisiana courts, the "one drop rule" of Black blood deemed a person to be Black.
With respect to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court, unless you have done extensive research proving that your ancestral family member are listed in the Dawes Roll (1800's, Indian Census) you can forget about making any type of claim.
Personally, I think that it is grossly unfair of Native Americans to use this as their standard-bearer. However, they are fully aware that many Black Americans are part Indians, and that they can eliminate a lot of claims by doing so.”
Aug 26, 2011 at 14:26:30
“Katyland, Just because you don't believe in reparations doesn't mean that it still isn't justified. Furthermore, "African tribes who sold them to the Brits in the first place," is a completely inaccurate statement. I beg you to do a little more research and you will find that the African slave trade started with Muslims (North Africans, in fact).
I am not going to beleaguer you with the history of this cruel institutions history, however there is much that should be said about the African slave trade and the birth of capitalism. Yes, pure wealth was created on the backs of Africans that were exported AROUND THE WORLD to produce crops like, cotton, tobacco, indigo, rubber, cocoa, coffee, sugar, rice, and much, much more.
Money was made on the backs of those enslaved Africans by Europeans. The African tribes that you referenced above were also equally exploited. After waging war on their tribal neighbors, they captured their enemies and sold them into slavery for trinkets, not cash!!!!”
Aug 26, 2011 at 14:15:26
“I hate to agree with you, however there must be some truth to what you have stated. However, I am not sertain that was the case in my family. My (dark-skinned) grandmother always told us that her Mother was a full-bloodied Cherokee; proudly pointing out her own own long thick hair. and high cheekbones as proof.
Regardless of that, even though I have found a woman in the Dawes Roll (Indian Census) with my Great-Grandmother's name, how in the heck could I begin to prove that the person listed is actually my relative? It seems to me that even if I did DNA testing, the case would be tied up in that f---up Cherokee Nation Supreme Court for decades!”
bluemarvel76 on Aug 26, 2011 at 19:13:44
“african have high cheek bones too.”
AmericanSon1 on Aug 26, 2011 at 14:44:08
“So your Cherokee great-grandmother left the Cherokee Nation and married or had a baby by black man (slave or ex-slave)? Owned by or descendant of the tribe? On the Dawes Rolls or not verified? Please go on with the story, we need to know more!!!!”
Aug 17, 2011 at 13:04:09
“I brestfed my son twentynine years ago when he was born for about 90 days. I would have done it longer, however serving in the military made it difficult. Additionally, while a young child, I limited his intake of candy. Although, he never had a flu shot, I am happy to report that he rarely caught a cold or the flu growing up, and never had a cavity. Even now as an adult he rarely catches a cold and only recently discovered hir first cavity.”
“Of course you are right; high ratings is the name of the game! I became completely sick of Nancy Grace, Jane Velez Mitchell, Dr. Drew, and other HLN programs as they exploited the Casey Anthony case to no end. This particular case is more likely to be profiled, and again, in many ways exploited, because the victim was a White female and the mainstream audience is thought to be a White audience. Regardless of skin color, I pray for quick and absolute justice for this young woman.”
“I am beginning to think that crime shows should be taken off the air! Yes. . . it's censorship and it limits freedom of speech; but let's face it - the world is becoming sicker and sicker by the moment.”