Category Archives: Obama/Politics

It’s Happened Again! Second Woman Accuses SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

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*Uh oh, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s got anther female problem to deal with now that a second woman has come forth to claim he was inapprpriate with her.

Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh has described a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the F.B.I. to investigate.

Here’s MORE from The New Yorker:

As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump?s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.

The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it.

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President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Dr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca & First Lady Visit California

First-Time Presidential Visit to the 'Golden State,' Celebrating 200 Years of U.S. and Cabo Verdeano Alliance

The Embassy and the Consulate General of Cabo Verde in the United States has the honor of formally announcing the upcoming visit of His Excellency Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, and First Lady Ligia Fonseca to California Sept. 20-23, 2018.

The visit begins with Governor Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown Jr. in Sacramento on Friday, Sept. 21, where he’ll be accompanied by the Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs Luis Filipe Tavares, the Ambassador to Washington, D.C., Carlos Veiga, along with Consul General Herminio Moniz. President Fonseca is expected to address issues of common interests between Cabo Verde and the United States in a year when the two countries celebrate 200 years of their official relationship.

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Trump Won’t Join Nike Boycott ‘Cause He’s Scared: Company is A Tennant That ‘Pays A Lot of Rent’

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*Welp, if you’re one of those tRumpers that expected the orange a-hole in the White House to go in on Nike and join the boycott against the company for putting Colin Kaepernick at the center of it’s “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaing, guess what, it ain’t happening.

Why is that you ask?  Well, like everything else with Trump, it’s all about the money.  Read on for the full story via Newsweek.

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Nike unveiled Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its 30th anniversary ?Just Do It? campaign, prompting harsh criticism from a number of political commentators and Nike customers, who have accused the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback of showing disrespect to the flag when he chose to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.

While Trump criticized the campaign, he also said the company was one of his main tenants. “I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” he told The Daily Caller when asked about the campaign. “There’s no reason for it.” But, the president explained, Nike was a tenant of his, and “they pay a lot of rent.” 

Nike?s flagship store was located on a site owned by Trump next to Trump Tower in New York City. But the location has since closed, and in 2017 Nike, which is based in Oregon, announced it would open a new shop on Fifth Avenue by the end of this year.

The advertising campaign?which features a picture of Kaepernick with a message reading “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything”?sparked a furious backlash, which even saw people burning their Nike sneakers in protest.

Calls for a boycott of the company quickly spread on social media, but Trump defended Nike, suggesting the company was perfectly within its rights to choose Kaepernick?who has been a Nike athlete since 2011?to promote its campaign.

“As much as I disagree with the Colin Kaepernick endorsement, in another way?I mean, I wouldn’t have done it. In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

This artice continues at Newsweek.

New-Age Jim Crow and the Rise of Racial Profiling (WATCH)

*Recently, news of police being called on black people has become all too common. Innocuous, everyday actions like napping in a university dorm, waiting in Starbucks, renting an airbnb, checking out a real estate property and shopping at Nordstrom have lead to the police showing up.

Sometimes the encounters end peacefully like in the case of the white woman who called the police on a black family for barbequing in Oakland.

The police took the side of the black youths and didn?t take any actions.

On the other hand, it can end up in cold-blooded murder like in the case of Stephon Clark who got shot to death by police in his own backyard for holding a mobile phone. ?Existing while black? is becoming harder day by day.

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Editorial: Responses from Roseanne Barr (to Cast Members) Weakens Her Apology for Racist Tweet

*Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. Will Roseanne Barr ever learn that everything that pops into her head does not need to be tweeted out to the public? She is acting just like her apparent mentor, without the benefits. He’s still on office…her unemployment became effective immediately.

But the real concern here is how weak her apology to the cast members and crew of the rebooted Roseanne show — those who lost their jobs due to her big mouth — has become.

Her whole “I should’ve known better” comment did somehow appear to show her taking responsibility for that careless tweet; where she compared former Obama Senior Adviser, Valerie Jarrett (Am I the only one who thinks the two women actually favor?) to an ape.

?Don?t feel sorry for me, guys!!-I just want to apologize to the hundreds of people,and wonderful writers (all liberal) and talented actors who lost their jobs on my show due to my stupid tweet.? –Roseanne Barr

But that accountability diminished when she, one: attempted to blame her actions on medication, and two: demonstrated her true colors by criticizing cast members (scroll down) who responded about how “disgusted” they were about her comment.

WTF? What did she expect them to say? Anything else would have them appearing just as dumb as her.

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Illinois Bill to Add LGBT Courses to Public School Curriculum Met With Criticism (and Support)

*A new Bill that will incorporate LGBT courses into the public school curriculum is pending in the state of Illinois. If the Bill passes, public schools will add a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender section to history courses, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In addition, schools will be required to use textbooks that portray the LGBT community as being part of a diverse society.

According to the report, those opposing the Bill are doing so only because they believe such decisions should be made at a local, not state, level.  And its no surprise that gay and transgender rights advocates are hoping the measure will pass.

Their argument?

The state has similar requirements for teaching the history of blacks and other groups. And it would provide a platform for stories about members of the LGBT community that often go untold. Continue reading

BET Founder Bob Johnson Still Trumpeting The Donald’s Administration As ‘Better Economically’ for African Americans (Listen)

*Money still talks, and BET founder Bob Johnson, aka the First Black Billionaire has spoken once more about the favorable economy Donald Trump’s administration has produced “especially for African Americans” since the end of the Obama administration.

In an interview on Friday with CNBC‘s “Squawk Box” (Scroll down to listen) on Friday, Johnson said “something is going right” with Donald Trump’s economy.

Remember, everyone is entitled to their opinion. And seeing as BILLIONAIRES didn’t get to that stage by accident, it might be worthwhile to listen to Johnson’s reasoning.

Here’s a question you might want to consider: Does not voting for a particular political party mean there is NOTHING in their beliefs that you agree with?

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20 Top Colleges Vying for This Black Male Student, And He Won’t Have to Pay A Dime!

Friends surround teen Michael Brown and give congratulatory hugs after he was accepted into 20 colleges.

*Warning: This is the kind of story that is going make your face hurt. But it’s the kind of pain that doesn’t come from being hit. No, this comes from grinning. Grinning from ear to ear. Grinning so hard and for so long, your face just hurts with pride.

Close your eyes. Imagine your Black male teen has applied to 20 of the top universities  and colleges in the United States.

Now open your eyes as you read he has been accepted to ALL of them…with a full ride…meaning he/YOU won’t have to pay a dime.

Not one dime.

This is the reality for 17-year-old Michael Brown, a Houston resident whose mom said she knew he was brilliant early on.

Currently a senior at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School, what ever school Brown chooses to attend (He must choose by May 1), he will get an additional $260,000!

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