What do black voters have to lose?
Black voters, especially Christians, need to run, not walk, away from the soulless Democratic Party and consider becoming registered Republicans. Let me tell you why.
The black community has been brainwashed over the past 50 years to look at the Democratic Party as the savior and protector of the poor, the downtrodden, the discriminated – in other words – victims. And black folk have been erroneously portrayed as perpetual victims – victims of a racist society who need white Liberals to take care of them, because they can’t take care of themselves by themselves.
Consequently, black folk have constantly been involved in bashing and denigrating the opponents of the Democratic Party (Republicans) as the racists who are responsible for their pitiful plight. Most don’t remember or even know the history of the Republican Party and its relationship to really helping black folk, as opposed to the lip service offered by Democrats.
For the past 20+ years, I have been writing articles in an effort to illuminate this insidious relationship between Democrats and black folk, so my community can see the danger in giving Democrats 95 percent of our votes. Sadly, it’s an issue that is about to worsen. The March 1 edition of the
included a staff report that Black Lives Matter co-creator had launched the Black Futures Lab.
Now the Black Futures Lab intends to survey 200,000 black folks across 20 states to “mobilize…black people, legislators, and community-based organizations to build political power and push for policies that help strengthen black communities.” They are partnering with Demos, Color of Change, Center for Third World Organizing, Socioanalitica Research, and the Tides Foundation – all radical Left Wing Liberal organizations, mostly funded by George Soros’ Open Society organization.
Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter, also funded by billionaire Socialist George Soros, said “If we’ve learned anything from this past election, it’s that black folks drive the progressive political power in this country, but rarely benefit from the fruits of our labor.”
So “The Black Futures Lab will develop strategies that help black people imagine the political, social and economic alternatives needed at the local, state, and federal level, while also building the political power needed to implement those alternatives.”
Well I took the survey and was very disturbed at the way the survey was developed. It perpetuated basic assumptions of black victimhood (i.e., police profiling, Right Wing Racism, etc.).
If, in fact, Ms. Garza wants to develop new strategies for alternatives to the pitiful plight in which most inner city Blacks find themselves, she must realize the first rule of change which incorporates the very definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
She cannot change the narrative in the Black community still connected by an umbilical cord to the Democratic Party. Unless Ms. Garza cuts the cord from the very organizations with which she has partnered and from which she is funded, she will never realize “the political, social and economic alternatives needed to build the power she seeks.
As President Donald J. Trump, POTUS #45, asked, “What do you have to lose?” The answer: Absolutely Nothing! But you will gain everything you think you want.
Starbucks has proven to be one of America's most responsible corporate citizens. In 2014, following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, by Officer Darren Wilson, then Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz took action when other corporations remained silent.
Starbucks launched its national "Race Together" campaign that encouraged Starbucks' baristas (workers) to write "race together" on customer coffee cups to spur conversations about race within Starbucks locations. Months later in 2015 following the shooting of Walter Scott, Starbucks CEO Howard D. Schultz was again venturing into the arena of race relations while appearing on stage at Spelman College-a historically-black women's institution-as part of a panel discussion on the book titled, "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"
Again and again, Starbucks has been at the forefront of corporate America when it comes to cultivating a society where all people matter.
As President and CEO of ONUS, Inc.-a national organization committed to Resolving Longstanding Problems that Seem Too Big to Fix, I firmly believe in the power of boycotts. Following the killing of Michael Brown, ONUS conducted one of the most effective and long-standing boycotts in Ferguson, MO, against Sam's Club and Wal-Mart.
Both stores routinely called upon Ferguson Police to arrest Black men who verbally challenged managers' decisions. Unlike Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Inc. doubleddown in support of its employees' hateful actions and made no apology for