Roland Martin on 2018 Midterms & Fake Conscious Negroes

On The Tom Joyner Morning Show today, Roland Martin shares good news about yesterdays’s midterm election results.  He also has advice for those who do not vote.  Use this link for the eight minute report:

Roland Martin: Don’t Listen To These ‘Fake Conscious Negroes’

What is your response when people say they do not vote because one vote does not matter?

Midterm Wins for 100+ Women in the House

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While many were expecting more democratic Senate and Gubernatorial wins in yesterday’s midterm elections that did materialize, Sean King expands on some very important victories.

Shaun King: We Had A Lot Of Wins Yesterday

I agree that a woman’s place is in the “House” and Senate!  Congratulate to all the women who stepped up to the plate to run for House seats.  It is quite a sacrifice.  I pray they are successful in representing the needs of their voters over the needs of special interest.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Your Love One to the Doctor

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For those of us who know people who need to get serious about their health, today is the day that you do not worry about being polite.

Here is a clip from the “Take Your Love One to the Doctor” segment from the Tom Joyner Morning Show.  Wife of Chris Paul says it all as she explains how signs of stroke can be different…so stop being polite, tell people what they really need to know to save their life:

https://blackamericaweb.com/2018/10/23/comedian-chris-paul-suffered-a-stroke-his-wife-urges-you-to-take-your-health-seriously/

Health is wealth.   Whether you, or someone you know, need to:

1) lose 50+ pounds

2) learn healthy food choices/eating habits

3) get moving (exercise can help you get off those pills for high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. with doctor supervision).

Make the necessary sacrifices to improve your qualility of life… TODAY!  No more waiting until Monday to start fresh.  Start TODAY!!

 

Donate Only What is Needed to Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Did you know that everything donated after a natural disaster or devastating event is not needed?  From people to corporations, after Hurricane Katrina & Rita, after Sandyhook, after Haiti and now after Hurricane Harvey, we must be cognizant of the most effect and efficient ways to give and volunteer.

Believe or not, a lot of the wrong stuff causes more harm than good and may not be used at all.  CBS Sunday Morning did an updated story on this important topic right after Hurricane Harvey so that our good intentions can bring joy instead of wasting resources and causing pain.  Perhaps we simply need to donate cash via online website, through churches and at on-site donations events to well-vetted organizations.  So think before you give. View the full show segment at:

https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/disaster-relief-donations-that-dont-bring-relief-2/

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Also, Tom Joyner set up a unique fund with $20,000 seed money and is taking donations where 100% of proceeds will go to the people.  This fund collects money donations to give $1,000 Walmart gift certificates to people who open their homes to family, friends, co-workers and strangers. In many cases, these Harvey survivors will be staying indefinitely with these angels who opened up their homes.  In one letter to the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS), a family had taken in 21 people who lost their homes.  Can you imagine the increased food and  utility bills?  See the full story an how you can help:

Open Arms In The Midst Of A Storm

BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund

Now you have the information you need to make sure your donation will be used by those who need it for the purpose for which you intended.  Thanks in advance for being a part of the village of people who do not just talk about how bad the disaster is, but gives what you can to make a difference for those in need.

And, people who survive these traumatic events, whether a weather or violent catastrophe, let us refer to those affected by these disasters as “survivors” instead of “victims “.   Thanks!!

Photos from Google Images.

What is Really Going On At Rikers and in Our Courts?

There are too many stories about Black, brown and poor people being arrested unjustly and sent to prisons.  More of these people than the system wants us to know about are not only innocent, but are being held for years without a trial.  Some of the most egregious are being investigated  Sean King in his report tomorrow on The Tom Joyner Morning Show (KISS 104.1FM in Atlanta).

If you miss the report Monday morning, you can find it at BlackAmericaWeb.com

Also, Related is a story CBS Sunday Morning did on the fact that there really is not “equal justice under the law” as is claimed in America.  They reported on a broken system whereby court appointed attorneys rarely, if ever, have a chance to investigate cases or meet their clients before the trial date. Then they encourage their clients to take a plea and serve time despite their innocence and no evidence being presented.  Yale law school Professor Stephen Bright calls it the “Meet ’em and plead ’em” defense.

From Cordele, Georgia to New Orleans, Louisiana and in numerous courts across the U.S. this is the norm.  In one Louisiana city where there is only one attorney who represents all who cannot afford an attorney.  In some towns like Cordele, Georgia, the accused go before the judge in groups of 10 or more. Often the public defender does not even know what each client looks like.  Yet, one by one, each person in the group pleads guilty and accepts the sentence regardless of the sentence length since they cannot afford to pay for an attorney.

Then, many of them lose their job, home and children.  Well, when Shanna Shackelford was accused of arson after a rental home she own caught on fire less than a year after she increased the insurance coverage, her public defender told her to plead guilty and take the 25 year sentence.  Her court appointed attorney did not help her.  So about two years later, and after much frustration, Shackelford was able to get help.  An investigation that took two weeks revealed it was an electrical fire, not arson. Well, she had served two years in jail, lost her home and everything.  Then it took theee years to get her record cleared so she could get a job. See the full story at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/unequal-justice-under-the-law/

This proves the color of justice is green.

Is this acceptable in the “land of the free, home of the brave”…or “with liberty and justice for all”?

 

Pedro Hernandez Freed…Judge Requires 100% of Bail

It is difficult to raise 10% of a $250,000 bail amout to get someone out of jail. Yet earlier this week a judge required 100% of the $250,000 bail.  Once the full amout was raised, he questioned whether those contributing used their own money.  And, the judge refused to release Hernandez.

If it had not been for Sean King’s diligence and the Robert Kennedy Foundation’s funds, no one knows how much longer this teenager would have to remain in jail at Rikers waiting for trial since three years has already passed.

See the Black America Web link  below for a horrific example of two types of justice in America: Justice for the haves and in-Justice for the have nots.

Special Report: Pedro Hernandez Freed

Is America re-living how she treated people of color and the poor in the early and mid twentieth century?

If you have not already “Slavery By Another Name” (Now a movie on PBS TV 30) and the “New Jim Crow. You must fully understand the plan before you can effectively respond and bring about change.

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