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President Obama has tuned down an invitation from the NAACP and other Black interest groups to take part in a discussion about the issues that are being faced by African-Americans in their communities. The NAACP organized an event that was to be held on October 9 at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest black degree-granting institution. An invitation was sent out to both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  The two candidates were invited to come and discuss their plans for African Americans and their communities at a presidential forum and both declined to attend. The NAACP had partnered with American Urban Radio Network, National Newspaper Publishers Association, MSNBC-TV and the Grio, to all participate in the forum with the two candidates. Lester Holt, the award-winning journalist had agreed to moderate. According to the president of American Urban Radio Network, Jerry Lopes, both the candidates said that they were unable to attend the forum because of scheduling conflicts. NNPA President and CEO, Bill Tompkins, said the forum would have given Obama the opportunity to tell the Black community that he supports programs that help Black people. He said, “We need to hear that (Obama) is looking out for us, that he cares for us and that he wants us to participate in the great American Dream.” While the two candidates were unable to fit a forum on Black issues into their schedules, they did both find time for a conversation with Latino news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas for a presidential forum that aired last month on Univision. Obama appeared on the Spanish-language television network just a day after Romney appeared on the network on September 19. President Obama spent a whole hour for a program on Univision and Romney spent 35 minutes, also discussing issues that are important to the Latino community.

Obama Declines NAACP Invite to Discuss Black Issues, Romney Also Declines

President Obama has tuned down an invitation from the NAACP and other Black interest groups to take part in a discussion about the issues that are being faced by African-Americans in their communities.

The NAACP organized an event that was to be held on October 9 at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the nation’s oldest black degree-granting institution. An invitation was sent out to both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  The two candidates were invited to come and discuss their plans for African Americans and their communities at a presidential forum and both declined to attend.

The NAACP had partnered with American Urban Radio Network, National Newspaper Publishers Association, MSNBC-TV and the Grio, to all participate in the forum with the two candidates. Lester Holt, the award-winning journalist had agreed to moderate.

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  1. J ai passe un moment agreable a vous lire, un enorme compliment et felicitation. Merci beaucoup pour cette lecture.

  2. Une tres bonne lecture, je vous remercie !!!

  3. I’m so damn tired as a African American woman, my race crying about who’ s going to freakin save us! Trying to lay our problems at the President’s door, a lot of issues we can solve ourselves! And why all of the sudden our issues are at President Obama’s door, where were all these damn problems when Bush was in office and all the prior presidents? Damn, why aren’t these issues starting at the mayoral level, governor’s level? The NAACP has been lacking severely, even in my hometown where I experienced racism on my county job, these asses couldn’t even answer the phone, and when I FINALLY got a complaint form, filled it out gave it back, they’ve NEVER contacted me, that was 2yrs. ago….nothing! Stop trying to hold President Obama accountable for things WE can fix, he’s got a country to run.

  4. I totally agree Charles. I also agree with President Obama that he is not the president of Black America, he’s the President of the United
    States of America.

  5. We need to render the NAACP a vote of no Confidence because Jews started the Organization & we been Black a Longtime! If we don’t get our shit together we will be a Perminent UnderClass! Like that Cracker from Texaco said Black Jellybeans at the Bottom! Our people are either contious or uncontious if they braindead I move on I got things to do! The Whiteman Gay now a Negro take his Ass over there for a shitty Deal! If you want to follow behind Crackers follow these Crackers up to Wall Street! But they don’t take you there because we might get outta the line of fire! We been marked for removal since we got Away, getting away was not supposed to Happen! Just ask them Crackers down South! They still mad about it! But some Negroes want to go back to the Plantation! Sambo ass Negroes!

  6. I agree that no President will solve the nations problems. We need to get behind our President and support whiever it is and let them Di their jobs.

    We are our own worst enemies, no one or President can do it alone.

    We need to spot complaining and do our part.

  7. ilovenaturalhair

    Imhotep and petefromdetroit, speak the truth. I voted for President Obama & supported his campaign 4 years ago, but no more. These Obama zombies can eat the accredits and make excuses file this presidents’ lack of attention to the black community, but I will . He’s not getting my vote this time and I’m writing in a new candidate. It would be send a powerful message to the Democratic party of blacks didn’t vote majorly for democratic candidates.

    And the NAAC no longer addresses real issues in the black community unless it’s self serving and draws media attention.

    • Another Dumb Ass Nigger vowing not to vote for President Obama in effect giving a vote to Robney.
      I’ll say this you Dumb Fucking Niggers can stay home and not vote if you choose to and allow Robney to get in office. And when the republicans are finished stripping you Dumb Fucking Niggers of every social gain that those before fought and died for you’ll have no one to blame but yourselfs. You Dumb Fucking Niggers are so down right Lazy & Triffling that you’d sit on your rusty asses and not vote. Go ahead you Dumb Bastards and listen to these Dumb Fucls along with these Gutter Nigger Pastors telling you not to vote. Go ahead you Dumb FUCKING NIGGERS and see what happens to you.

  8. I’m glad President Obama turned them down. I’m sorry what I’m about to say is going to be harsh but it needs to be. What possible reason at the 11th hr. of the Presidential race could these “Back Stabbing Niggers” have trying to engage the President in some dumb Nigger Bullshit for no other reason other than to sabatoge his campaign. I wouldn’t meet with these do nothing Niggers either they are a joke. I applaud the President for being wise enough to keep Niggers like these along with that Wooley Head Nigger Cornell West and that piece of shit Tavis “Silly” Smiley out of the White House. The President knows like we all do that Niggers are nothing but some Jealous Back Stabbing Motherfuckers who will betray your trust in a minute. The President knows these Niggers are not to be trusted and hasn’t had anything to do with them. These House Coon Niggers would run back and tell anything that he told them in private confidential conversation. President Obama knows this and I applaud him for it. Fuck these back Stabbing Niggers and the horse they rode in on.

    Now Let Me Tell You How I Really Feel.

  9. @Calidiva..But if u don’t agree with the taxpayers receiving some of their money to do good work, then sign my petition to dissolve us of paying taxes. One white fringe group guy states its Unconstitutional to tax us anyway!! I could use that money to build my own Red Lobster( Imhotep’s Fine Seafood And Caribbean Bar). $1600 a month, I can have it built in two years…Ptah Ra

  10. @CaliDiva..Noooo I didn’t miss ur point because it was weak on its base. My mother is an attorney and a partner with a Legal Aid branch and the majority of the money they get to help poor folks( mostly black) get legal representation comes form federal government grants. The employees even get a pension after ten years of service.I work for her as an investigator at times and that is paid for by a govt grant. I have worked on the streets with various churches in the area of violence prevention and most of the money obtained to do this worked came from govt grants. My best friend is a minister and I have worked with him in his prison ministry and most of his money to do this work came from govt grants. When u have a large undertaking, u will need some help. Its not our fault that you do not know how to make you passion grow( ask the Catholics, they get plenty of govt grants for mission work). Bush 2 is the one that started the Office of Faith Based Initiatives(remember he said he was a compassionate conservative!!). Many and I mean many well meaning groups get govt help to do their work( ask college researchers). The theory is that Government can’t solve all the problems, but by investing in people, they can do the work that govt can’t. And the taxpayers must see results or you don’t get your grants renewed. If you are doing such good work then grow it and apply for a grant!! You and your family pay taxes right? Find a grant writer(most black churches have one) and do more!! Comprende’…Hotep

  11. It’s a secret. After successfully re-electing President Obama, I will e-mail him to attend meeting with all African American groups including NAACP, Urban League, 1 mi Black men, etc. Please be patient. We have only 1 month of campaign.

  12. It’s a secret. After successfully re-electing President Obama, I will e-mail him to attend meeting with all African American groups including NAACP, Urban League, 1 mi Black men, etc. Please be patient. We have only 1 month of campaign.

  13. It’s a secret. After successfully re-electing President Obama, I will e-mail him to attend meeting with all African American groups including NAACP, Urban League, 1 mi Black men, etc. Please be patient. We have only 1 month of campaign.

  14. Only the house negro would decline any invitation as needed as this invitation. Black people are hurting no matter what lable one may attach as to the reason why. The fact remains a discussion is needed at the highest level of gov. and Obama is a coward

    • Right On Moptop. Stay Up.

    • No the President isn’t a house negroe. Tell me what are they going to discuss. Why some Dumb Nigger stuck a gun in someones face to steal a cell phone. Why some Dumb Nigger robbed the corner store and after the owner gave him the money he shot and killed him in cold blood. Is that what the President is suppose to discuss. Discuss what high Black unemployment. Dumb Niggers with no high school diploma who can’t fill out a job application but believes he should be on the board of directors. Discuss what why Dumb Ass Niggers know all the words to some filthy Rap song done by another low life Degenerate Nigger but can’t and wouldn’t read a book. Discuss what why all young Black girls wanna imitate hoochie hoe’s. Discuss what why Dumb Ass Niggers keep running in and out of these Black churchs listening to their Pimp telling them to wait on Jesus, especially these Dumb Ass Black woman who “just Loves dey Pastor” but they’re so Christian and just as evil and nasty as they come and fucking everybody. It that what he’s suppose to discuss. No the President isn’t a house negroe “You Are” like the rest of you Niggers always looking for someone else to solve your problems. Oh and just so you know I’m not some racist white dude I’m a middle aged Black man born and raised in the inner cities of Phila. & Newark NJ. so I can assure “you Ain’t” Blacker than me.

  15. i worked for obama’s campaign and of course voted for him four years ago. “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!”

  16. @peterfromdetroit and imhotep, you missed my point entirely, so let me be very plain. Who cares if Obama never takes notice of anything that is going on in our communities. So what do we do now, sit around and complain that we got nothing for our investment or do we take matters into our own hands and do it ourselves.I have taken the matter into my own hands by teaching brothers and sisters who are illiterate how to read and write and also preparing them for jobs! With limited influence within my scope of the corporate world they are becoming employed!!! Did I use federal dollars, NO!!! Did I ask for any NO! Was it difficult to convince corporate america to hire felons YES!!!! But someone has to speak up for others when they don’t know how to speak for themselves.So many of our brothers and sisters with influence ignore the problems in our communities. I suggest you start telling them to do something before you look to Washington,DC. So before you condemn me…what are you doing to solve issues in your community?

    • I didn’t condemn you. Your post was just very weak and frankly a lie UNLESS you can tell me who all these “we as black people” begging for handouts are. When Dr King, 330,000 strong marched on Washington, He said… We are here to collect a check. Let me guess, you would have told him;
      “You don’t need Federal assistance for that!!!!”
      I resent your insinuations.
      True,The majority of us are broke and uninsured but not beggars.
      If you took the time to read carefully, You would be able to understand that the dissenting voices around here are saying; We.Are.Here.To.Collect.A. Check. This check metaphor is to declare that we sacrificed for,we worked for,prayed for,bleed for, voted for and that we are COLLECTIVELY worthy of demanding this payment of government representation promised by the constitution and on par with other constituencies. We are not asking for a pot ‘O pig feet. Most Blacks are poor. Most Blacks voted for Obama. However,In the debate less than 72 hours ago, I find it ironic that Obama didn’t even mention poor,the black poor even once in the last debate even though he got millions of votes from the black poor.

      Let me ask again; Who EVER said Obama should solve our problems?
      I am doing a lot of independent thinking and truth-telling and calling bullshit on anyone heartless and/or mis-educated to declare that we pull ourselves up from our bootstraps…. And we aint got no damn boots. AGAIN, your “why do we as black people expect President Obama to solve our problems” statement is foolish at best. Your argument sounds like the “personal responsibility” declaration from our our enemies, protractors and antagonists.
      If you are the community activist you brag that you are, Send me a link.

  17. @peterfromdetroit and imhotep, you missed my point entirely, so let me be very plain. Who cares if Obama never takes notice of anything that is going on in our communities. So what do we do now, sit around and complain that we got nothing for our investment or do we take matters into our own hands and do it ourselves.I have taken the matter into my own hands by teaching brothers and sisters who are illiterate how to read and write and also preparing them for jobs! With limited influence within my scope of the corporate world they are becoming employed!!! Did I use federal dollars, NO!!! Did I ask for any NO! Was it difficult to convince corporate america to hire felons YES!!!! But someone has to speak up for others when they don’t know how to speak for themselves. So before you condemn me…what are you doing to solve issues in your community?

  18. Rev. George Brooks

    DID YOU SAY THE NAACP ? Nigger please. Now, while I am totally upset with Obama because he is nothing more than a puppet on a string that is held by David Axelrol and his Jew crew, and Obama is not making ANY decisions whatsoever in the White House, the NAACP, with this Mulatto leader, just as Obama is also a Mulatto, and not really a real black leader, has some nerve wanting Obama to come and sort of report to them. Hell, the NAACP needs to be reporting to BLACK AMERICA why they are not really doing a damn thing for black folks anymore. All of us blacks need to be demanding that Obama make somre serious changes in his staff of advisors, so that it includes some bold, stong- voice blacks, along with other minorities, and not a whole team of anti-Jesus Jews, bossing and controlling everything he says and does. And we need to demand that it be done BEFORE November. — Rev. George Brooks

  19. PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY LOSE BASED ON THE POOR DEBATE,,,,? SO WE NEED TO OBSERVERS AND REMAIN DILIGENCE, AND CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THE RIGHT MAN WILL WIN.

  20. PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY LOSE BASED ON THE POOR DEBATE,,,,? SO WE NEED TO OBSERVERS AND REMAIN DILIGENCE, AND CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THE RIGHT MAN WILL WIN.

  21. PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY LOSE BASED ON THE POOR DEBATE,,,,? SO WE NEED TO OBSERVERS AND REMAIN DILIGENCE, AND CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THE RIGHT MAN WILL WIN.

  22. Of course President Obama declined the meeting! They're asking him to sit down with Romney and some reporters and discuss what THEY'RE going to do for Black people? ? Lol…come on…seriously..that doesn't make any sense at all!

  23. @Calidiva..Then since we don’t need federal assistance for anything then please give me and my household the $1600 a month in taxes we pay and I’ll invest it an offshore account. U can build your own school, pave your own roads, build your own bridges, maintain your own internet, supply your own Army, give out no tax breaks for businesses,no small biz loans, no subsidized home loans, no grants for college( I and many went of grants and loans), no FDA to watch the food, No FAA to make sure the planes are safe, No ATF and DEA for guns and drugs, no state tax money for schools and colleges to maintain their universities, No School buses for school children, no police to patrol your neighborhood, no firemen, no teachers, no research hospitals that do cutting edge work to keep us living longer, no politicians( without tax money they can’t draw a salary), and no government at all.Every Man, Woman and child for themselves( Darwin’s survival of the fittest-adaptation, mutation theory). TOTAL ANARCHY. I’m down if u are down with that..Lets have a real AGE of Enlightenment…Hotep

  24. if the blacks was organize there would be real power and not fake power' you the man" no you are not…you are a puppet and obama is a puupet and all the rest of the negro's in america are puupets for the white europeans… and it different level of power yes the black and make have more money then that white man but it's other white men that have more money then him…then black man is being use for a purpose…and some get in just buy chance especially in music….
    if we made 50 % of our products and had that black commuinity that create a market to sell our suff to we could have a few billionaires in our race…create recycling system that take all the trash like cans, bottle and plastics and create things with them'every store in america is doing this…black billionaire's got to be the real job creator in the black communities and he live just like the rest of the people' for the most part live simple…..every body buy the same things…except blacks we are the only one want to be so different from each other when everybody see you as the same weather you want be or not…..buy every thing the same….i live in san francisco california and when I got there I seen the aisan buying all the foodstamps from the drug addicted people and building there stores….and yes they all knew everybody in that city mayors city counsel every one…while blacks looking down on food stamp on people are using the food stamp to build a store front for free….and it's a bad drug problem in san frsncisco like no other and I'v been to many of city's…..LA and san francisco massive…..but back to blacks buy from the same black people and communicate have meeting with the owner.

  25. NEITHER ONE REALLY CARE ABOUT US MULTIRACIAL PEOPLE AND WE SHOULD SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN ALL MORAL PEOPLE OF ALL COLORS CAUSE THEY ARE KILLING US ALONG WITH EVERYBODY ELSE! THEY DONOT CARE ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN OR YOUR SCHOOLS OR YOUR LIFE. LETS ALL MORAL GOD FEARING PEOPLE SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN JUST LIKE THE VICTIMS OF OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE AND ARE TRYING TO DO! DOUGLAS K. STEWARD IN WASHINGTON DC FOR TRUTH AN JUSTICE FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME! 2024258022

  26. if the blacks was organize there would be power and not you the man…no you are not…you are a puppet obama is and all the rest of the negro's in america…if you made 50 % of your product and had that black market then we could have billionaires in our race…but the billionaire will be the real job creator in the black communities and he live just like the rest of the people…ok we know he or she will have to move around to create business…but for the most part live simple…..every body buy the same things…except blacks we are the only one want to be so different from each other when everybody see you as the same weather you want be or not…..buy every thing the same….i live in san francisco california and when I got there I seen the aisan buying all the foodstamps from the drug addicted people and building there stores….and yes they all knew everybody in that city mayors city counsel every one…while blacks looking down on food stamp on people are using the food stamp to build a store front for free….and it's a bad drug problem in san frsncisco like no other and I'v been to many of city's…..LA and san francisco massive…..but back to blacks buy from the same black people and communicate have meeting with the owner.

  27. Enough….why do we as black people expect President Obama to solve our problems. I was 8 years old in 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated, the “talking heads” in the black community did a lot of talking, but, eventually things went back to ‘status quo’. Here we are in 2012 with a black president and the same ‘talking heads’ are complaining about the same issues! Come on now…we keep looking for leadership when in fact each of us has the power to work in our communities to help each other. Whatever your skill or talent use it in your community. You don’t need Federal assistance for that!!!! If we don’t do it ourselves, then we will continue to shout at the moon, have conventions, marches and still solve nothing!!! So frustrated and tired of this!!!!!!

    • Caldiva,
      I have NOT heard anyone say as you write “why do we as black people expect President Obama to solve our problems”

      I do hear and read of socially and community conscious scholars and enlightened common folk ask why wont the president even ADDRESS our problems and opine on them like he has done for gays and people entering the country illegally to name a couple.
      Here is an article excerpt from the Detroit News yesterday;
      Detroit- “The summer ended on a particularly grim note — at least 29 homicides and 82 other nonfatal shootings over the past three weeks.” Lets do the math, 111 AMERICANS were shot in an american city over a 3 week period. In other news, 4 Americans were shot during the same time period in Afghanistan.
      You say we don’t need federal assistance? Is this type of bloodshed not a matter of national security? The random Batman shootings were! Obama was out hugging and loving on the families of the (white)victims and also visiting survivors in the hospital. Is this level of violence just typical black behavior? That’s what I’m told, that we have a personal responsibility problem…
      This is the official government analysis of rivers of blood flowing down Detroit streets, with Obama as CEO is the same analysis of Bush or Reagan. What I truly believe, is desperate people do desperate things. I also believe that the government approach to this level of violence, citing simple personal responsibility, instead of taking a critical,love-based look at the root cause of these acts, makes the government complicit in these acts.
      You write that you are “So frustrated and tired of this!!!!!”
      What are you frustrated and tired of? People that give a damn making factual arguments that power never concedes without a demand? Or that the black vote gets noting in return for its investment?

  28. OK folks. I just love your benevolence and good-nature. I wish with all my heart that there were not black issues – and black issues specifically. However, go up to the next white guy you see and ask him to show you how he reaches for his driver’s license when a cop pulls him over in the middle of the night. Now ask the same question to the next black man you see. Hell, even ask yourselves. Are the answers diametrically different and why? Next, cite for me a single nice jewish teenage boy in the entire history of the US who was just minding his own business, walking down the street and was filled full of bullets from a cop’s gun because the cop “thought” the boy’s silver candy wrapper was a gun. On some groups those “honest mistakes” are non-existent and on some groups – whoops.

    Some of you are so quick to dismiss “black issues,” however, you can bet your sweet butts Obama shows up at the annual AIPAC swine fest. Better believe he made the OBLIGATORY trip the the wailing wall and put on that yamulke to let the jews – and jews ONLY – know how much he loves them and addresses JEWISH issues. When was the last time you saw him get within smelling distance of an traditional African, a kufi hat or weep crocodile tears for OUR holocausts? The last time he specifically addressed black people was to lecture and chastise us. If he is merely the president of all of America, then what difference does it make who is in the White House Obama, Romney or Joe Stalin. One thing that is and has always been the case: everyone who sits in the Oval Office makes damn sure they tend to white issues. It is only when it comes to black issues that y’all start using the term “whining” (which the parrot trainers at Fox). Meanwhile those who continue whining about a single point in history about what happened to them gets the president’s ear, verbal massage and MUCHO MUCHO MUCHO MONEY of your tax dollars (since you obviously don’t need it for your black issues). Cops in NYC systematically stop people and search them and, make no mistake, are not very nice about how they do it. Y’all gonna tell me that they do the same to all people at random without regard to their skin color? What friggin planet are you living on? Go ahead – read the factual stats. Whether or not you go to prison for a very long time for being caught with a small amount of illegal drugs lays HEAVILY on what color you are. Things that get black boys and girls 20 years-to-life, many white boys get off with a courtesy call to their father and no record in sight (like George Bush being caught with a big bag of cocaine).

  29. Addendum- Bush 1 and 2 went to speak to the NAABP. Furthermore, Bush 2 was given a humanitarian award from the Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis( I think the year was 2006). You should have seen all those blacks smiling and bootlickin’ with Bush 2 on the stage at the awards dinner. We were all in total shock!! Especially considering he had us entrenched in a unjust war murdering thousands of people!! Go figure…Hotep

  30. What has Obama Done? Here Are 200 Accomplishments With Citations:
    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html
    *******************************************************
    FOR THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE A CLUE:
    http://whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

    To see a list of the legislation the president has signed, go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/signed-legislation.

    HERE'S ANOTHER LINK:
    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/09/obamas-terrorist-hit-list-grows/1

    What Health Reform Means To You & Your Community:
    http://bit.ly/cbn9jH…and more:
    http://youtu.be/IGreZh3DaXk

  31. correction-found

  32. @DC and whoever think there are no “black issues”. 1. The office of the Attorney General in New york has filed suit against Wells Fargo and two other Mortgage lenders. The whistle blowers in the company turned in documents that showed how superiors called blacks “mudd” people and “they don’t pay their bill.” They also fond out that theses companies were inflating interest rates on black with just as good or better credit than their white counterparts.2. Hampton Inn hotel chain in Indianapolis just agreed to an out of court settlement with 70 black workers. Among the findings from the EEOC- black employees were underpaid and when they complained they were retaliated against or fired. Black applicants with equal or more experience applications were thrown in the trash in favor of the Hispanic one’s(this is what the EEOC’s findings state)!! 3. Eli Lilly and Co just settled earlier this year bias claims from their most experienced and educated blacks that were being passed up for promotions and they were even training less qualified whites that soon became supervisors over them(Go figure!!). 4. Did both men go on Telumundo or Unavision? 5. What about the program to erase student loan debt if you work in ur community for 5 years( that would help a lot of black folks)? They have the program in some areas for doctors and nurses. 6. Do we know that we are being pushed to the bottom as an electorate and we will never have this opportunity again to snatch legislative power( the Carl Stokes theory) and make shit happen for ourselves. The power is in the pen people, and Obama has it. Hotep.

  33. Good for them! Smart move on Both their parts……The NAACP is NOT what it used to be and that would be a detrimental set-up for BOTH at this time of the presidential campaign!

    • I hope that this sent a clear message to NAACP that they really need to re-organize, re-structure and start fresh.

    • AMEN!

    • I have personally had dealings with Mr. Jealous in the last year, bringing to his attention horrific injustices and corruption…To date he has not done anything about it! When we spoke he seemed genuinly concerned and asked me to send additional information about the situations, nevr heard another word from him. Even if he was unable to assist he should have handed it over to staff/members who could. He turned a blind eye and for that I cannot respect anything that the NAACP does or is doing!

    • EmpressTia Lofton

      AMENNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! Athena and Renee you both hit the nail on the head!!!!

  34. Negroes have learned to diminish themselves AND AFTER 96% of our votes were for him. Ah – he got religion with Jewish groups (e.g., AIPAC), the Hollywood/gay crowd, and Hispanics He's not the Jewish, gay, or Hispanic POTUS either. Right? But black folks…well Bob Beckel, Democratic campaign strategist, disclosed on John Stossel's show, "The first thing you do in a campaign is determine who is already for you. You leave them alone until you need them to get out and vote." This is us black folks. People say, "We have not presented Obama an agenda." Well, we have, for-profit prisons and other criminal justice issues as well as disproportionate unemployment are two items. But avoiding black groups avoids the inconvenience of dealing with those issue. We are in the bag and who the hell cares about talking to Negroes!

    The Hispanics have SPECIFIC issues too e.g., immigration reform, Fast and Furious, etc.

    CHECK OUT HOW THE HISPANICS GET OBAMA'S ATTENTION.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOd7INj2oIM

    • It saddens me to say it, but you are correct. I brought this up to a group of people 2 years ago, and they looked at me like I was a mad man. Sigh.

    • Antonio, if you are a man of faith as I am, surely you know that bringing sobering realities is not a welcomed message. The Bible says, "Beware when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets" [Luke 6:26]

      These are times when popularity concerns must be placed on the back burner. That something for teenagers and college frat boys, but not for men. You do good by being candid and genuine in your actions. You can't own the reactions. Do it in love, recognizing that it's painful to some. And to others, darkness is preferred over light. Consider the dilemma of a doctor. A patient comes in feeling ill. You diagnose cancer. Your emotions would rather simply tell the patient, "You have gas." But your responsibility is to convey that, "Sadly, you have cancer." Not a pleasant message, but it is one that is true to the calling.

      Keep doing it. And by the way, count each of those people who contact you privately as a confirmation. I certainly do.

    • African Americans have assimilated into all aspects of American life. Beyond issues related to crime. cops and punishment – which we must continue to demand attention to resolve – our issues are as diverse and and as similar as everyone else: Economy, Jobs, Education, Womens Rights, Gay Rights, Health care etc.

    • Patricia, I suppose one might use the "assimilation/diversity" explanation. It's only my list of over 20 popular excuses blacks have constructed to give Obama a pass after getting 96% of their vote!
      Yeah, this is excuse #4:
      http://forobama2012.blogspot.com/2012/10/which-way-is-forward-black-america.html

      Check it out — you'll see other "black pass" favorite excuses.

      Unfortunately, like the other excuses, this excuse does not hold up under scrutiny

      Assimilation/diversity are true for all other groups, inlcuding Hispanics, Jews, and Women. Indeed, Hispanics in the southwest and those in the Northwest (and to some extent in the SE/FL area)
      have diverse interest as well. But Obama still made that trip.

      Criminal justice is an issue for blacks, indeed, but it is simply a false narrative that there are no other issues that need to be addressed. We have disproportionate concerns/problems in a host of areas. The error of the diversity excuse is, policy need not impact all within a certain group, but address the disproportionate problems that are found within segments of that group. There are a number of problems that are being avoided. For instance, Environmental Injustice. African American communities around the nation are disproportionately living in the highest toxic exposure zones. Ohio is one of the worse — something I studied extensively. At that time, for instance, the overwhemingly black Winton Terrace was the worst polluted community in Cincinnati with over 40 industrial sites, 2 waste dumps, and underground storage tanks (USTs) that emit methane gas which explodes when it gets locked in buildings. Environment injustice is a prime contributed to chronic health problems, it hinders economic development, lower property values, etc.

      Patricia, it saddens me when blacks use this #4 excuse because the facts are simply not on the side of it.

      Also, where this error makes another mistake is it neglects "groups drivers". I could go through a number of disproportionate issues, for instance, with black businesses. For instance, while you are trying to advance this homogenized (all one) politic, black businesses state-after-state in this country are receiving 1% and 2% of state contracts. And there are some policy reforms that could address this problem. These same black businesses are "group drivers" as their plight impacts the plights of others — in this case, black unemployment that Obama according to Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver, has been abysmal – with Obama getting a "black pass". Cleaver says: "“The president knows we are going to act in deference to him in way we wouldn't to someone white.
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/24/why-don-t-black-leaders-demand-more-of-the-president.html

      As for not attending black events, even the diversity excuse does not work. That excuse would have us to believe that diversity is not reflected in the groups (e.g., NAACP).

      Quite frankly, AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES, after the Mondale 1984 loss, the Dems created that DLC and walked away from blacks so as to endear those southern whites (former segregationists) back to the party. Hence, the Clinton crime bill. Hence, NOT A SINGLE Democratic Senator would respond to Black Caucus appeals for hearings after the controversial Bush win. The party went right and that meant distance itself from issues.

      I have to leave for an appointment. But I rather find this excuse and others rooted in Woodson's observation:

      “If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.”
      ― Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro

  35. Black People: SO WHAT! They declined to discuss 'black issues'…note the word 'black'? Our issues will NEVER be solved by a president. When will we understand that? Hell, that's our biggest stumbling block: We so concerned about what someone should do for us instead of us doing for ourselves. Jews…Mexicans…West Indies…Mormon and Nation of Islam communities and so many groups/people NEVER whine about a president coming to talk about the problems that -YES- have roots in slavery and white supremacy – but are solvable if we, black people, kick themselves and do what the ancestors did: LOVE one ANOTHER. So over blacks and their NEED for attention from a damn white house! Get it together…NOW!

    • Felix Stelly-Jolivette

      True (and all due respect :) ). However, we should hold this president accountable. what he can speak up for other communities that supported him – the Gays, Hispanics, and Jews. But when it comes to black folks, the ones who by the way went out of their to push the voting drive within that population, help raise money, give him their own hard own money, etc, etc, etc, and he can't even sit down at the table with them? What, he can snubb the folks that supported him the most? :) Smdh… He's "outbushing" Bush in many ways. If we continue to allow the Democratic party to take our vote for granted we render our power ineffective. "Aren't black folk part of America too?" (Dyson)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZaWV918Gw&feature=share

    • Felix Stelly-Jolivette

      Please know that I feel you my brother (Muata), and I agree with you in principle at the base, but I had to get my point across that I think is relevant also – I mean why do we vote? ("in theory"). Sh–, "of the 44 men to hold that office (the Presidency), most were either White Supremacists or racist. And those who were not (save perhaps, LBJ), were either slow, hesitant, or reluctant [to deal positively] with the African African American quest for universal freedom ." – Walton and Chris Winning Smith

    • Felix Stelly-Jolivette I feel ya. But this (the one you prefaced) is the very reason we should not expect anything. Having the an expectation from a politician is the problem. He is a politician before he is black. And, what are we holding him accountable for…?

    • Felix Stelly-Jolivette

      I can not and am not arguing with your logic. You are right on point. I am just pointing out though that when we trade our votes for anyone, we should expect something in return (Politics 101). If we simply allow anyone to take our vote for granted as such is apparent, we are simply rendering our power ineffective. They are not asking for much really. He can't sit down and talk with a segment of American society who literally went above and beyond to help him gain the great, historical position he holds? What's even more problematically, is that he does this consciously and quite specifically.

      Again, I understand your logic, but there is nothing wrong with their being frustrated; they have a right. They are being cheated! Nuff said. By the way FB is something else. Here I responded to you on your FB page and I see I am being put on blast – my name and position in some other social media forum – without my expressed permisiion. Smdh…

  36. Black People: SO WHAT! They decline to discuss 'black issues'…not the word 'black'? Our issues will NEVER be solved by a president. When will we understand that? Hell, that's our biggest stumbling block: We so concerned about what someone should do for us instead of us doing for ourselves. Jews…Mexicans…West Indies…Mormon and Nation of Islam communities and so many groups/people NEVER whine about a president coming to talk about the problems that YES have roots in slavery and white supremacy – but are solvable if we, black people, kick themselves and do what the ancestors did: LOVE one ANOTHER. So over blacks and their NEED for attention from a damn white house! Get it together…NOW!

  37. For the love of God! Can't we see what this man has endured and is enduring? It's time we asked ourselves do we want him to be President or, do we want to give lying Mitt Romney a shot? That ought to work for some of us who are, "their ice is colder than our ice" people.
    Have we no pride? Or, I should say , no sense? If they have a debate and say they are going to get a job for every black in the USA. Can they? We don't really think that a President can stop the blacks from killing blacks, or, stealing from blacks do we? We have no respect for our people's humanity. We have respect for other races humanity–you see we very rarely kill one of them, because we have been trained to kill each other. Now, here we go, we want them to debate black issues. What's that? How many white folks are going to create jobs for us! Get real! We have reached a juncture in our sojourn in America where we are going to have to create job survival for ourselves.

    We better get in those churches and schools and begin teaching our people about their history, their contributions, their failures and their successes. All of our problems fester in our lack of knowledge of self. Therein, lies the self hate and disrespect for our own people. No body hates black people as much as we hate each other. I did not say this to be funny. I'm dealing with reality here.
    For the love of black people, why did President Obama have to tell an intelligent black nation that he is not the President of black America? He is the President of America. How simple can it be. Did we think other races and white people in particular voted Obama to be the President for black people? Are we really that stupid?

  38. Obama has totally taken for Granted the Black Hoods, we are not a Community Anymore but Hoods! He is as we Speak being turned by Very Powerful Satanic Forces in the Government (A Shadow Government) Jewish Lobby The Masonic Order & all other Secret Organizations that Run America! Obama is a Good Brother but He is Surrounded by Demonic Forces Institutional Racists & Racism! I see America being totally Destroyed because they are all around Obama! And these Beasts Hate us!

  39. It’s interesting how people continue to ask questions about the difference between Black issues and societal issues, how about the issues that disproportionately affect Blacks such as the “War on drugs” that incarcerates and disenfranchises minorities at rates that rival unemployment and worse, let’s not forget the employment differential or even the education imbalance. I find that those that would like to continue to believe or argue that there are no predominantly black issues are the ones who continue to believe that Black people are looked upon as equals in this country and that is far from the truth.

    • I agree with your conclusion, that there is an employment differential, as well as issues that disproportionately affect Blacks. However, stop complaining that blacks are incarcerated for drug crimes disporportionately when compared to whites, and wage our own “War on Black on Black crime” understanding that drugs are are instrumental in that disenfranchisement we complain about. We should stop spending the money we do earn on so called luxury items instead of investing in the education of our children. Turning over our dollars in our own community before spending it outside would be a good easy first step.

    • Black people will never be looked upon as equals in the minds of most White people; but what is more damaging and disturbing is the number of Black people that allow themselves to be controlled by it. The issues you mention are mostly Black issues and they must be dealt with by Black people. We need to take some responsibility for our situation and stop looking to other people and sources to solve them.

  40. If Stokely Carmichael was alive to see his own people believing foolishness like ‘Obama is president of all of America’, he would roll in his grave. One has to wonder if the dream of black liberation is lost…

    • “Black Liberation”. What’s that? I don’t know about you but I’m Black and definitely liberated. If you’re Black and waiting for someone or something to liberate you it’s going to be a long wait. I suppose it’ll come when you get your 40 acres and a mule and reparations.

      • as long we allow our self to be under a white man regulations and dont come
        together financially and start buying from each other,surely we are not
        financialy free,surely until our people start fighting and getting more educated
        towards the criminal justice system and have lawyers to fight and defend us,
        surely our freedom is up for grabs at anytime for the state to make money off
        of innocent blacks,surely we are not free.bro,how can you say you are free
        when every time you walk by a white woman when she is alone and you start
        thinking,oh i know what she is thinking,i hope she dont cry rape,or you thinking
        that she is thinking you are going to mug her.what kind of freedom of thought
        is that.how are you going to be protected if falsely accuse you.how many
        brothers did time on a lie.what kind of freedom is that.

      • as long we allow our self to be under a white man regulations and dont come
        together financially and start buying from each other,surely we are not
        financialy free,surely until our people start fighting and getting more educated
        towards the criminal justice system and have lawyers to fight and defend us,
        surely our freedom is up for grabs at anytime for the state to make money off
        of innocent blacks,surely we are not free.bro,how can you say you are free
        when every time you walk by a white woman when she is alone and you start
        thinking,oh i know what she is thinking,i hope she dont cry rape,or you thinking
        that she is thinking you are going to mug her.what kind of freedom of thought
        is that.how are you going to be protected if falsely accuse you.how many
        brothers did time on a lie.what kind of freedom is that.

        • I can appreciate what you’re saying; however, I think you need to start focusing more on yourself and other issues pertaining to Black people as a whole. You will never be able to control what White people think about you and Black people in general. Black people have far more issues to deal with than just how White people feel about us. As far as being “free or Libereated”; you will never be totally free or liberated until you’re there in your own mind.

  41. Why would Romney show up & discuss issues from a community that voted solely based on race-he has no chance of winning this vote, he is the wrong color-@DC, What are “black issues”? perhaps 40%of young black males are jobless- This is a serious issue- I watch this president fly into Cal,head straight for Beverly Hills, Fill his pockets with the 1%’s money & flee…He doesn’t even consider visiting Compton, Inglewood,South Central…This community has taught this president that they will cast a vote for a black man under any circumstances. remaining “impartial” doesn’t mean treating your most ardent voters like 2nd class citizens…

  42. Charles J. Saunders II

    I agree with both of you 100%!! We as a people have too much knowledge to allow these idiots of society determine our future. It's no one's fault but our own if we die off as a race and to assume that because President Obama is a man of color that our lives will improve the we're dead wrong. He stated not long ago that "he's NOT the President of Black America." Therefore it is definitely up to us to get up, stand up and account for what we do and don't do. The Hispanics have come and are making great strides for a better life and they're doing it too!! The Jews have come and became multi-billionaires so why are so bent on looking good and playing sports and rapping as oppose to going for Supreme Court Justice instead of going for prison? We have been trained to distrust one another thanks to the brilliance by Willie Lynch but that's NO DAMN EXCUSE NOW!! We're our own worst enemy…

    • Jews, Hispanics, Black, Supreme, idiots……STOP CHUCKSTER…..We The People, For The People…..

    • And that's the TRUTH!! Thanks for putting the truth out there!!!!!!

    • Oh Lord, seriously….Chuck, post some facts (not emotional preferences) …..but that's what your "girlfriend" Bob is for….oooh, I didn't say that….I didn't dream that…..it's all Obaummers fault. (Hope ya still love me)

    • And Damn it, can't you put (1)woman on your profile page…. :)

    • white woman that is…

    • Charles J. Saunders II

      Uhhhhhh…. Lisa darling? I wasn't pulling a "Bob" I was simply stating that people have to stop expecting the President to do personal favors for any specific ethnic group because it won't happen…..and yes, I still love you baby even though Bush caused this and everyone wants to blame Obama for not immediately getting us out of this mess. It's going to take at least 4 more terms to fix this economic disaster…

    • Charles Linder Floyd

      WHERE DO WE START IN RESOLVING THE BLACK PLIGHT IN AMERICA WITHOUT A KUSHITE VOICE

    • Charles J. Saunders II

      Good question. It's been about race and expectation ever since Obama took office.

    • you are 100% rite we are our own worst enemy we cannot come together on anything

  43. What are “black issues”? The President is the President of all in the US not just Black people. As Blacks, we missed it and allowed many programs that were beneficial to us to dissolve and without a fight. It is not President Obama’s position to be the savior to the Black community. He is to lead the nation. When he was elected I said to many “I am glad but Blacks are about to catch HELL” and I am sorry to say it came true. If he doesn’t have our best interest at heart, no one will. I remain effective he must remain impartial otherwise he is signing a death warrant (suicide by assassin). Let’s give him a break.

    • “Obama Declines NAACP Invite to Discuss Black Issues, Romney Also Declines”

      Obama has a “schedule conflict” and cant to take part in a discussion/debate about the paralyzing issues that are being faced by blacks.
      This nigga just don’t want to see Boyce,Yvette, West and ‘dem. For Obama to attend any BLACK forum, It has to be an OBAMABRATION. Obama requires nodding heads, Frequent standing ovations for talking about us and our “self-responsibility” like stinky dogs, sanitized talking points,and a bag of cash.
      Have you noticed that he has IGNORED any dissenting black voice? I personally find this to be disgusting. You?
      Apparently he has higher priorities than dealing with his most loyal base and our COLLECTIVE festering psychological and physical problems.
      He has told us already that OUR problems are OUR fault.
      He has ALREADY told us he is not the president of black america (A statement that still takes my very breath)and then, this self-righteous filth out of his mouth is then parroted by his supporters to liberate him from even listening to black way-past-urgent issues.
      All he needs is our vote. So to paraphrase our idol, your idol. Stop crying, stop complaining, take off your bedroom slippers, vote for him,then sit your black ass down somewhere and shut up unless you are praising him. Niggas Kill Me.

      • N complete agreement! These n*ggas kill me too w. their praise & passes to this greatest of traitors!

  44. What are “black issues”? This was a question asked by D.C. and who can honestly give a truthful answer….The answer is not Black, White, Pink, Yellow, Green or Red…It is really a world issue, one cannot function without the other…..

    • Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino

      You go Donna! I am oh so sick and tired of all of this whining and crying! We are no less than any other race and if the mexican, the chinese and even the jews can bounce back from horrific, demon inspired circumstances, blacks can too. We tend to as a race grovel on the floor of past trials and tribulations when we are told as a black race to take our burdens to the Lord and leave them there. We keep the fires of hatred; self and other; burning brightly for all to see and weep when in fact it has done no good. All forms of crime, ignorance and degradation is up at an all time high in the so called black community and no one can afford to blame anyone for not coming around us to change our diapers. WE NEED TO GROW UP, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN LIVES AND MAKE GREAT, GREAT GRANDMA HAPPY IN THE OTHER DIMENSION SHE IS IN, IN HER RESTING PLACE, FOR THE DAY she prayed we would see….and appreciate. and in closing, LEAVE THE WHITE MAN ALONE…HE IS PAYING FOR ANY MISTAKES HE AND HIS FOREFATHERS HAVE MADE. Take a look at America and you will see what I mean!

    • people like you that ignore the real black issues have no
      accountability in your own community,and expect some other
      race to do for you that your community have not done for its
      self.i get tired of some blackwomen that has been given
      a few opportunities,and has given a little head to a white boy
      think that its okay to display racial hatred for your own because
      nobody else care,but sit in church pewes and call on christ
      and liveing as a true hypocrite.truly you have a white racist
      money over christ because he have defined what is right and wrong,truly you serve your master on his plantation which is
      the job you are afraid of loseing instead of being afraid of loseing
      christ.surely brainwashed devil worshippers.

    • @Marvin Smith, I dare you sit behind a computer screen and key board and judge. What you done lately? No is making up excuses here, if she is tired of all the whining, and crying that is her choice. I agree grow up and get out there and make a different in your community, better yet move around, reach out to others that may not have what it take to do better or be a better person. I pray daily, and yes I believe in a Heaven, and Hell…….

    • Marcia Ann, thats the problem with blacks in america, there are too many black folk who have had their black minds white wahed with this so called american dream. WE, are the only race of people with out anything that belongs to us, hell your dam last name dont belong to you, any of you!!! Afro blacks deserve in this hipocritical country the same treatment as any other race of people here. So what!!!? Sit back and watch and do nothing! I'm tired and sick to fuckin stomach of people and family included talking about they sick and tired of people whinning an crying about this an that, hell this is a black issue obviously, if everybody else can voice their opinions when shit aint right, so can we. We can.bounce back from anything, but the negrofied folk and africanamericans need to fall in line with all the afro blacks and field niggas and make shit happen, but the bloods wont because they stuck in this american nightmare.

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