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Black leaders meet with Obama on economy

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network an...

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and three prominent African-American leaders grappled Wednesday with how to improve economic opportunities for blacks, whose joblessness looms well above the national average and is nearly twice that of whites.

On a day of treacherous weather in Washington, Obama kept his scheduled meeting with Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP; Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League; and the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network. Dorothy Height, chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women, could not make it to the White House because of the pounding snow and winds that kept most of the nation’s capital shut down.

The meeting did not yield immediate announcements or initiatives.

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  1. dainty39gm
    September 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Al Sharpton said himself that the civil rights movement destroyed black people’s economic base. No president or other gov’t official can fix the damage created by Martin, Jesse, Al, and the rest of those civil rights activist. That movement was unorganized and tricked black people into thinking that the gov’t (and white people) were gonna make black life easier for black people. It didn’t happen. What did happen was many blacks getting brutally beaten w/ billy clubs and sprayed w/ water hoses. Blacks didn’t even fight back to protect themselves. It disgusting how so-called leaders led their own people into such a dangerous situation. For nothing.

    Throughout the years, the gov’t has given black organizations now known as the Black Panthers, Vice Lords, and the Crips millions of dollars in grant money. And what did they do with it? Oh, it was put to good use at first. So it seemed.

    The televised black men teaching classrooms of black males in different subjects. The Black Panthers programs included providing free lunches. The members and children who were a part of these organizations are shown cleaning up their neighborhoods. But things went downhill. Arguements among group members put strains on the entire organization. Members realized there were differences among themselves, each member wanted to be the boss, and they blamed all of their problems on the white man/gov’t.

    President Obama doesn’t have the power to tell drug dealing gang banges to stop shooting at/killing people. He can’t produce jobs for the masses of black people. In reality, thats something that should’ve been established during the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. As usual, it didn’t happen.

    Enter gang banging and crack cocaine. From my understanding, this deadly drug was invented by accident. A non-black introduced it to Ricky Ross aka The Godfather of Crack Cocaine. For years, he and other dealers were making tons of money selling this drug to people in their own neighbor

  2. dainty39gm
    September 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    hoods and communities. Black dealers and addicts had/have an obsession w/ crack cocaine. Dealers are addicted to the money and all that it affords them. Users are addicted to being high. Will do ANYTHING for a 5-10 minute high. Black families didn’t stand a chance. Working-class blacks began losing everything they’d work for: jobs, homes, cars, and their sense of self. This drug consumed black neighborhoods like a massive wild fire that burns today.

    It wasn’t until the gov’t began conducting drug raids and placing dealers behind bars did blacks began blaming racism and a corrupt gov’t of setting them up. And boy oh boy, did they whine like babies.

    Was it racism when a black dealers “connection” was a non-black whom the dealer purchased large amounts of powdered cocaine from? If so, why did they even associate w/ a racist. And when the dealers “connection” ratted and gave up info, the dealer cries “set up.” Really?

    Till this day, blacks (including dealers and other criminals) refuse to hold themselves accountable for their actions and behavior that continues to destroy black families, homes, and communities. Even Barack recognizes this. Thats why, for example, when 41 people where shot over one weekend, he didn’t hold a press conference like he did for the incident at Sandy Hook. Wanna know why? B/C Obama knows that black-on-black crime is so acceptable and frequent that its a hobby among gun-toting, trigger-happy blacks. They place themselves and others in danger on a daily basis. The slightest thing will set them off. But this issue of gun violence involving blacks isn’t discussed by the NAACP, Jesse, and Al.

    The president should ask Al: Why haven’t you, Jesse, and other civil rights activists confronted drug dealers and other criminals in the black communities about their behavior?

  3. dainty39gm
    September 19, 2013 at 11:37 am

    By now, the world knows/heard Jesse call black people ni**ers, he referred to the president as a half-brees n**er, and said he wanted to cut Obama’s n**ts off. I read that Jesse’s no longer welcomed inside the White House. Blacks who continue to praise Jesse say, “Its no accident that Jesse’s been frozen out of the White House.” No s**t! I hope and pray it was a delibrate action. If Jesse had threatened me, I’d take out an order of protection.

    “The meeting did not yield immediate announcements or initiatives.” And its not going to. After all those years of civil rights action, the only people it benefitted were mostly non-blacks, Jesse, and Al.

    Barack could also ask Al (and Jesse if he’s ever allowed in the White House), how long have you been scamming corporations out of big money to line your pockets?

  4. dainty39gm
    September 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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