The Mountain Top – Dr. King addressed…

The Mountain Top – Dr. King addressed a rally on April 3, 1968 where he  delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech…


The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to President Barack Obama

 Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, October 9, 2009. President Barack Obama’s been in office nine months. He ran on a platform of “Change”- “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”Barack Obama. Change the World, that’s why President Obama won the Peace Prize.

President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

It was announced this morning October9, 2009, that the first Black (biracial) President of the United States won the Nobel Peace Prize. Why? Obama’s election and foreign policy moves caused a dramatic improvement in the image of the U.S. around the world. We need all the help we can get! 

The Nobel committee praised Obama’s creation of “a new climate in international politics” and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage.

“You have to remember that the world has been in a pretty dangerous phase,” Jagland said. “And anybody who can contribute to getting the world out of this situation deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.”

Health Care Reform – When?

According to a published CNN article, a woman asked Rep. Allen Boyd the other day if health-care reform proposals would force people to let the government access their bank accounts. OK can we not checkout emails, spam and friends with good intentions before being so gullible. The government doesn’t need health care reform to get into your bank account. That’s what the IRS does! Every year when you file your taxes, you tell the IRS EVERYTHING by April 15th of every year, and some stuff the IRS never asked you.

Reply to Comment on Health Care Reform from Sammy

You do know that President Obama is the 44th president of the United States. George Washington the first President of the United States, oversaw the development of a funded national debt, the launch of the Bank of the United States and the development of new taxes in cooperation with Alexander Hamilton. The public debt of the United States can be traced back as far as the American Revolution.

U.S. efforts to achieve universal coverage began with Theodore Roosevelt, who had the support of progressive health care reformers in the 1912.  election but was defeated.

President Obama is continuing in the footsteps of presidents who have gone before him.

Thanks for your comment.

Health Care Reform – Why?   insurancecoverage

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Birthers vs Obama

Who are the “Birthers?” According to Urban Dictionary a birther is a conspiracy theorist who believes that President Barack Obama is ineligible for the Presidency of the United States, based on any number of claims related to his place of birth, birth certificate, favorite birthday, or whether or not he has heard the song Africa by Toto.  MSNBC political commentator Rachel Maddow defines a “Birther” as: “a specific new breed of American conspiracy theorists who believe that the real problem with Barack Obama being president is that he can’t possibly have been born in the United States. He’s not eligible to be president. The birth certificate is a fake. He’s a foreigner. Once this has been exposed, I guess, he will be run out of the White House and exposed for the alien, communist, Muslim, gay, drug dealer, al Qaeda member that he is.”

Big Weekend-January 16-20, 2009

Lots happened this week.  Motown turned 50 years old.  January 15th was Dr. Martin Luther King”s Birthday.  US Airlines landed in the Hudson River!  We still much more big events to come and it’s only Friday!

History will be made on January 20th.  Barack Obama will be the first Black President of the United  States.  The man is actually biracial, but few people acknowledge that.  He is a true Afican American with a father from Africa and an American mother.  

From Wikipedia,  the one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States that holds that a person with any trace of African ancestry is considered black unless having an alternative non-white ancestry which he or she can claim, such as Native American, Asian, Arab, or Australian aboriginal.  It developed most strongly out of the binary culture of long years of institutionalized slavery.

This notion of invisible/intangible membership in a racial group has seldom been applied to people other than those chiefly of black African ancestry.  As Langston Hughes wrote, “You see, unfortunately, I am not black. There are lots of different kinds of blood in our family. But here in the United States, the word ‘Negro’ is used to mean anyone who has any Negro blood at all in his veins. In Africa, the word is more pure. It means all Negro, therefore black. I am brown.”

So Barack Obama has a strong blood line from both mother and father, but only his father’s blood is identified.  We Black people don’t mind identifying with the new President racially.  This is not to say President-elect Obama does not have white supporters.  So that is why history will be made January 20, 2009, because the Obama has at least one drop of Black blood!