Black Pastors Defend Sen. Sessions, Urge Senate to Confirm Him as Attorney General

One pastor said charges of racism are carelessly leveled against anyone with whom the left disagrees.

By Nancy Flory Published on January 9, 2017

Black pastors from Alabama and other states showed up to a Capitol Hill news conference Monday to support President-Elect Donald Trump’s Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The Frederick Douglass Foundation and Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall coordinated efforts to urge the U.S. Senate to confirm Sen. Sessions in the Attorney General role as nominated.

Rev. Dean Nelson, Director of African-American Outreach for Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall said the charges of racism against Sessions are without merit and that Sessions has worked tirelessly in pursuit of justice:

Americans are living in a toxic climate where the serious charge of racism is carelessly leveled against anyone with whom the left disagrees. We are here today to make it perfectly clear that this attack against Senator Jeff Sessions is baseless, and that he is more than qualified to be the next Attorney General.

As you will hear from the men who follow, Senator Sessions has consistently demonstrated respect and care for people of all races while serving in his home state of Alabama. He has in fact worked relentlessly on the side of desegregation and justice. His reputation as a formidable champion for the rule of law has benefited all of the citizens he served. As you will hear, Senator Sessions worked courageously to punish whites who victimized blacks to the fullest extent of the law and to reward courageous blacks for their contributions in our country.

The American people have made it clear that they are deeply frustrated with the petty partisan bickering that has so long characterized our nation’s capital. They want our government to function according to our Constitution, which means the President Elect should be allowed to appoint the qualified individuals of his choice to his cabinet. Senator Sessions understands this, which is why he voted to confirm Eric Holder to the office of Attorney General under President Obama.

Bishop Harry Jackson spoke about Sessions’ commitment to integrity. “Let me say clearly, Senator Sessions is not a racist. We’ve met with his staff, many of these folks know him personally, so I like to remember these things: number one, Sessions helped desegregate schools in Alabama — a huge issue. Also, he got the death penalty for a KKK murderer. I think that would qualify you as someone who’s eliminating racism, not one who is perpetrating it on anyone. Also Senator Sessions worked to bankrupt the KKK in Alabama with a $7 million judgment. It doesn’t sound like he’s with that side at all, does it?”

See the entire video here.

Sen. Sessions’ confirmation hearings will begin Tuesday, January 10 in Washington, D.C. Democrats are expected to oppose and attempt to block Sessions’ confirmation. If he receives Republicans’ full support, however, the Democrats’ attempt to block the confirmation will fail.

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  • Hmmm…

    THIS is the most heartening thing I have read in a looong time. I long for these strong righteous voices to speak up with their conviction. They have been in the background too long. One of my hopes for this new administration is that the weight and depth of these largely sound, sane and successful professionals and dedicated Americans who will make up the Cabinet and administration of the new president will be heard. They will have push back and put down, but keep the momentum going, and these tinny squeaks and squabbles we are suffering at present will be more and more manifest to most Americans than they are even now. There is strength in this country, truth and goodness. Let it come to the fore!

    Thank you Ms. Flory, for bringing good things here. That hilarious children’s program delighted my relatives, with some of them, along with myself, replaying it every day!

    • Nancy Flory

      Thank you! I also enjoyed the program and played it multiple times!

    • You mean the white man boot licker’s group? This is why white people are so happy because of the boot licking Negro quotient that’s highly in favor of the boot licking Negro group. They (white people of course) love black Negroes when they kneel down and kiss their evil butts.

      • fred2

        Are you referring to Blacks who voted for Obama, who did more for White gay men than the Black community?

        • Yes and the brainwashed black religious church going white man Negro Jesus freaks making a fool of themselves Cooning and freaking for this racist slave Massa who’s supposed to come back from out of the skies to save them (black people) from themselves. Pure madness I tell you.

        • truevoice4real

          Obama did more for Black people AND the country than the GOP did…

  • DustyDesertGal

    Most people I know are Americans and are not racist. Why do we spend so much time focusing on the people who are negative? We would enjoy our lives more focusing on how truly loving and gracious most of us are and ignore the detractors.

  • Brian Thornton

    Yes but what does ACTUAL BLACK LEADERS have to say about him, not step n fetch coons.

  • Darryl Hines

    I guess his well vetted, and documented, failed confirmation as a federal judge because of issues surrounding his attitudes about race and treatment of minorities count for nothing. Of course a group of black pastors (I assume he doesn’t know any of them from Adam) know more about Sessions than those who created a groundswell of opposition to his judicial appointment. Ironically, no one mentions his Senate voting record. Pathetically, it is the black clergy and the clergy in general that are driving people away from the church. The very reference to “the left” as an exclusionary pariah is their feeble attempt to drive a wedge between themselves and the overwhelmingly dim view blacks and other minorities have about Trump and the so-called right renamed the “alt-right”.. Their alignment with an immoral, amoral, philandering groper is disingenuous and insulting to those who might be part of their flock. Of course, anyone can call himself a pastor. minister, man of god these days but it don’t make it so.

    • fred2

      What REALLY drives Black people away from the Black church is its blind allegiance to the Democrat Party. This was demonstrated by Black Christians who rail against the “evils of homosexuality” but still supported the re-election of Barack Obama, who is openly pro-gay.

      Hence, no Black Christian who voted for Obama is any position to act holier than thou.

      • Darryl Hines

        Not sure how your response relates to my initial comment. There is no empirical data to support your conclusion that the Democratic Party had anything to do with some black people distancing themselves from the church. What is incomprehensible to many is that black people embrace the religion of the criminals who stole them from their homeland. Christianity was forced upon us to make us docile and complacent as those so-called Christian masters hypocritically taught us that no matter how heavy our burdens were here on earth our reward was in heaven. This didn’t stop them from murder, torture, rape and the total degradation of a people.

        • fred2

          A few points.

          First, slavery existed on Africa centuries before White people set foot in Africa. This is why the evil practice still exists today.

          Second, Christianity originated in the Middle East not Europe. Hence, calling Christianity a “White man’s religion” is the height of ignorance.

          Finally, if Christianity was intended to keep Black slaves docile, it failed miserably. Every Black abolitionist you can name (Nat Turner, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, etc.) was a Christian. By contrast, there were no atheist or Muslim abolitionists.

          In the future, please do research on Christianity before posting unsupported smears of the faith.

          • Darryl Hines

            I think you need to go back to school, my friend. Slavery as a practice has existed in some form since the time man began to become bipedal. Slavery was the fruit of conquest and was practiced in Europe, Africa, the Far East, India, China and throughout South America long before the Incas and Aztecs. Slavery existed long before the Middle East was populated. Furthermore, European whites took slavery to a different level in terms of cruelty and the inability for the slave to assimilate into the culture of the master. Historically, slaves could earn their freedom by marrying into the master’s family or proving their worth on the battlefield, however, those options were never available to the American slave of African descent. Manumission was outlawed in the deep South and if you don’t know what that means I suggest you look it up.
            Christianity is a white man’s religion not because of where it was founded but where it was fostered. Remember the Crusades? If you don’t know what that was you should look it up. The Roman Papacy combined with alliances between the European monarchy, who were all related no matter the country purposely promoted a Euro-centric teaching of the faith. which was often embellished and fabricated.
            Your myopic view and futile attempts to defend your proposition is not supported by research or empirical data but if you want to continue spewing your own ignorance then be my guest. I’m not going to worry about you or the false proofs you offer, however, you might try reading a book or two, cite them to support whatever illogical assumption you set forth and then you might have a point. So far you fail miserably.

          • fred2

            Must be great to be a troll.

          • Darryl Hines

            Judging by the number of responses you have made to a variety of comments here, I guess we know who the REAL troll is but thanks anyway.

          • fred2

            Better to be with the minority on Noah’s Ark than with the majority drowning outside.

          • truevoice4real

            You don’t deal with the truth too well huh adolf….

          • truevoice4real

            Deal wit em Darryl….:)

          • truevoice4real

            Jesus was a Black man…therefore the teachings of Jesus did not originate in the Middle East but in Africa…The first man to receive the breathe of life from God Almighty was a Black man and all of the prophets in the Bible were Black men..The western view of Christianity is the cause of most of the evil in the world..Starting with the Nicene conferences and of course the King James “version”…I wonder what the other versions said and why would we need a different version…???

          • truevoice4real

            Christianity did not originate in the Middle East. Jesus was a Black man and he learned from African priests..

          • Darryl Hines

            Tell him. Fred2 is so uneducated he thinks that Christianity began in the Middle East. I guess he also believes that Jesus was a Christian. Rome is not in the Middle East, fred2 or whoever you are.

      • To be black and Christian or Muslim is insulting to the black race. Does not comport to compute. It’s like trying to mix oil with water.

  • Gregory Peterson

    Homophobic pastors support Senator with a poor record of supporting civil rights.

    • fred2

      The fact you equate homosexuality with civil rights exposes your ignorance of Biblical truth

      No wonder Black Christians in America seem so confused and hypocritical to African Christians, who accept God’s word that homosexuality is a sin not a right.

      • Gregory Peterson

        Civil Rights is for everyone. Not all African Christians are with you on that. Take Nobel Prize winning Archbishop Tutu, for instance.

        “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.

        “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this.”

        Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.

        “I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level,” he added.

        Archbishop Tutu ‘would not worship a homophobic God’
        26 July 2013
        BBC
        From the section Africa

  • lenaz

    These people have lost their minds sellinf=g their people down the river for what “favor”? Idiots all!

    • fred2

      I think you are confusing these pastors with Black Democrats.

      Malcolm X said it best:

      “[The Democrats] get all the Negro vote, and after they get it, the Negro gets nothing in return. All they did when they got to Washington was give a few big Negroes big jobs. Those big Negroes didn’t need big jobs, they already had jobs. That’s camouflage, that’s trickery, that’s treachery, window-dressing. I’m not trying to knock out the
      Democrats for the Republicans. We’ll get to them in a minute. But it is true; you put the Democrats first and the Democrats put you last.”

      • truevoice4real

        I’m not trying to knock out the
        Democrats for the Republicans. We’ll get to them in a minute”

        Brother Malcolm didn’t like the GOP at all….Neither did MLK Jr

        • fred2

          Never said otherwise.

  • tesmith47

    now the big question is what wil their congregations do???

    • fred2

      Their congregations likely agree with these leaders so nothing.

      It’s similar to how Black pastors who endorsed Obama despite his hypocrisy on marriage didn’t see a mass exodus from their churches. This is because said pastors lead churches who put loyalty to Obama ahead of obedience to God’s Word on defending marriage.

  • Fancyod

    Democrats tend to believe other Democrats, and Republicans tend to believe Republicans. Yet history shows plenty of examples of falsehoods on both sides. These days, of course, the Republicans are telling most of the whoppers. the truth may be so inconvenient or even devastating that the person chooses to believe the lies.
    When the people gather at the tower of Bable to build the tower. So God said, Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

    This is how the race began.The begging of the race of people to see which race would prevail.

  • markjhannahel

    With all the work that must be done by the Republicans and the president-elect, Donald Trump, you would think that the confirmation, of whoever the president wanted, would be a sure thing. Afteralll, many of the same republicans who are threatening Mr. Trump’s appointees are the same republicans who “laid down” for every 1 of Mr. obama’s appointees, in 2012. I ask you again, who are the republicans really working for? Who is paying the majority party to stop Mr. Trump from appointing the team that HE wants? Could it be that not 1 of Mr. Trump’s appointees were a financial donor as was every 1 of Mr. obama’s appointees? Why is this so screwed up? Wikileaks revealed that people paid for their appointments to the obama cabinet. They paid for appointments to ambassordorships, cabinet posts and managers throughout the entire govenrment apparatus. Mr. Trump was SELF FUNDED and none of his appointees paid for their positions. What is right to you? Play for pay, as Mr. obama has done? Or appointing the most qualified person for the job, as Mr. Trump is doing? Is it the criminality and unconstitutionality, that frame the obama administration, which appeals to the enemies of the Constitution? Why are they so complicit in its acts of treason? Or, is it America 1st, the Constitution, the wall and prosperity, through smart dealings, with our trading partners, as Mr. Trump is promoting, which appeals to our friends? What appeals to you?

    • Hmmm…

      I think it is the Democrats who are the main opposition to the process. Some are saying it is political of them, that they are appealing to their base, who expect them to stop the new agenda as much as they can. It is so difficult for sure after the tedious and contentious campaign to have it still gong on.

    • Bill

      These confirmations to donald trumps picks by the Senate panel is a bull s hit “dog and pony” show.
      trump has these Republican Senators and Congressman on strings like puppets. They will all get confirmed and after January 20. the s hit show begins. trump also has his black coons as well ready to lick his boots.

  • Deuce Prez

    Are these the same negroes that supported Drumpf??!!

  • 6Proverbs16

    DO ANY of these pastors, preachers, churches, ministries,or organizations … or family members … get any money, resources, or support from the Koch Brothers directly or indirectly? or any Republican Party groups?

  • Rambro

    The most ignorant house negros on the planet .The church is why black people are dumb and gullible. Jesus doesn’t exist ,wake up my people .

  • Dawn W.

    Absolutely disgusting! Shame on you!

  • Howard Rosenbaum

    Never seen so much animosity generated from a Stream commentary before. Must have really hit a nerve. All these new voices dedicated to the promulgation of misinformation & reactionary politics. No illusions here. It’s become the calling card of too many on the left.
    Name calling , false accusation & intolerance of any member of the “opposition” for which they can’t provide a credible renunciation. As if that was not enough, now even recognized & proven leaders in the “black” evangelical community are subject to the same partisan mistreatment w/little regard for demonstrated service to their community & even less regard for the truth …

    • Gregory Peterson

      The Family Research Council’s reputation as a source of low intellectual integrity hate propaganda is now well known.

      • Howard Rosenbaum

        Well you have certainly convinced me. I’m glad we got that cleared that up ….

        • Gregory Peterson

          Just go to their webpage and you’ll see what I mean.

    • David

      You do get that just because you don’t like it, it’s not a false accusation, right?

      I know conservatives are not good at critical thinking, but the truth is no whatever fits the narrative you want to stick to.

    • Arthur Clark

      Mr. Rosenbaum, you obviously have NO idea how offensive this “news conference” is to my rank and file Black Brothers and Sisters who have been universally subjected to evil whimsies of this country’s racists. I–on the other hand–am VERY sensitive to, for example, to the centuries of discrimination suffered by our Jewish brethren.

      • Howard Rosenbaum

        Mr. Clark, your right. The idea I have is not one predicated upon an experience either real or perceived. A conversation I had w/ an associate, who was a person of color ( perhaps not being black i’m more comfortable w/”person of color ) brought home that point. There is no discounting the discrimination & disadvantages many “African Americans” or as I heard it put once, “American Africans’ have had to endure , even in recent times. The concern I voice as a Jew who has embraced faith in the Savior of all humanity unequivocally, is not political but spiritual. For some in the community to equivocate an “Uncle Tom ” mentality towards Men who have likely shared in a measure , the social injustices they are being accused of excusing for a perceived political objective, is shortsighted at best & diabolical at worst. Sessions is not the real issue here. Rather, its a matter of perception. Until we can affirm a common objective, advocating for a unity not based on racial divides, though real, but rather upon a shared experience of a liberty that is only fully & freely available when we CROSS over that gulf that separates & embrace the ONE who unites , we will continue to miss the mark ….

        • truevoice4real

          Sessions is a racist therefore he is the real issue..He may become the AG so why should Black people not feel uncomfortable about his appointment…Racial divides is something that a racist creates and benefits from not the victims of that racism…

          • Howard Rosenbaum

            You’ve got let go of these unsubstantiated claims. Mr. Sessions doesn’t need me to vindicate him from false accusations of racism. Come on. ..! Time to recognize these politically motivated spurious sentiments for what they are . Failed efforts from the left to discount this incoming administration. You don’t agree w/this now, but if you’re honest you will during the ensuing years of this administration …

          • truevoice4real

            I merely state facts,..Maybe this will help..

            Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther
            King Jr., urged Congress in a letter to block the 1986 nomination of
            Jeff Sessions for federal judge, saying that allowing him to join the
            federal bench would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.” The
            letter, previously unavailable publicly, was obtained on Tuesday by The
            Washington Post.

            “Anyone who
            has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate
            and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be
            elevated to our courts,” King wrote in the cover page of her nine-page
            letter opposing Sessions’s nomination, which failed. “Mr. Sessions has
            used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate
            and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he
            should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.”

            Thirty years
            later, Sessions, now a senator, is again undergoing confirmation
            hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general,
            and he is facing fierce opposition from civil rights groups.

            In
            the letter, King writes that Sessions’s ascension to the federal bench
            “simply cannot be allowed to happen,” arguing that as a U.S. attorney,
            the Alabama lawmaker pursued “politically-motivated voting fraud
            prosecutions” and that he “lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment
            to be a federal judge.” She said Sessions’s conduct in prosecuting civil
            rights leaders in a voting-fraud case “raises serious questions about
            his commitment to the protection of the voting rights of all American
            citizens.”

            “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if
            confirmed, he will be given a life tenure for doing with a federal
            prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with
            clubs and cattle prods,” she wrote, later adding, “I believe his
            confirmation would have a devastating effect on not only the judicial
            system in Alabama, but also on the progress we have made toward
            fulfilling my husband’s dream.”

          • Gregory Peterson

            Of course people can have a major change of heart in 30 years, but in the case of Sen. Sessions, I don’t see it as having happened.

            Mrs. King was an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and Sen. Sessons seems unhappy that he has to share the planet with “those people.”

  • Cease

    Well, why can we are just get along? No church leaders should endorse a politician unless he or she has 100 % of the congregation support for that particular candidate and then it is not church but politics. Render unto Caesar those things that are Caesar and unto God that which is His. A pastor can not hold prayer service in a public building so stop holding political campaigns in the Church.

    • Debra Casali

      You need to reread you Bible and not take verses for it out of context. The scripture you quoted was about paying taxes, not politicians. And God is in our politics, just like when he chose the first Kings of the Hebrews in the Bible(Saul and then David). Plus Not quite sure of the whole verse, but when we turn from God and pick the wrong leaders, the people mourn, complain and gnash their teeth. Hmm been happening for the last eight years started out slow and has rapidly got worse. When a nation is right with God we get decent leaders and the people rejoice. But these are the end times and all I see is that alot of people being offend at the drop of the hat, easily angered at the least of things, lack of morals, turning this country into Sodom and Gomorrah.

      • truevoice4real

        You idiot…this nation has nothing to do with God and this nation HAS NEVER been right with God…you are such a fool…

        • Debra Casali

          Thank you for calling me a fool you proved my point, did I call you any names? No, and you also need to go back to school and learn the true history of this country. Call me all the names you like I praise God for you insulting my beliefs and what I learnt in school over 50 years ago. So if the only answer you can come up with is calling me a fool, it means that you don’t have proof to dispute what I said. The constitution was signed by 55 people, out of those 55, 52 were devout Christians, so before you call someone names you need to do some research on your own and stop believing everything you’ve been fed.

          • truevoice4real

            Yes …you are a fool…This country was created and built on genocide and slavery….Nothing to do with God…And please stop it with the devout nonsense…Did they reject slavery..?? did they reject the removal of Indians from there land…???..did they worship a fake white Jesus..??..THis country has never been right with God for the simple fact that people of color were killed and enslaved by the millions….Jesus would not approve of that….so why should I…???

          • truevoice4real

            There is nothing “devout” about these racist so called Christians…Did they oppose slavery – NO…Did they oppose removing Indians from their land…NO….Did they oppose killing millions of indians…NO..Do you really think Jesus would approve of the evil that this country is based on…???..

  • Christian Cowboy

    You generally get respect in return when you give respect.

  • Feinberg X

    “I have always felt…that the black ‘leader’ whom white men consider to be ‘responsible’ is invariably the black ‘leader’ who never gets any results.” ~ Malcom X ~

    • fred2

      Well, this would explain why the Congressional Black Caucus has produced no positive results for Black people in general.

      On that note, if he were alive, Malcolm X would say this about the CBC:

      “Politically the American Negro is nothing but a football and the white
      liberals control this mentally dead ball through tricks of tokenism:
      false promises of integration and civil rights. In this profitable game
      of deceiving and exploiting the political politician of the American
      Negro, those white liberals have the willing cooperation of the Negro
      civil rights leaders. These “leaders” sell out our people for just a few
      crumbs of token recognition and token gains. These “leaders” are
      satisfied with token victories and token progress because they
      themselves are nothing but token leaders.”

      • Brenda Kay

        Malcolm has been dead for 52 years, so attempting to assume what he would say about anything is a ridiculously moot point.

        • fred2

          Fair point. So, let’s get someone more recent:

          “It is a fact, that for 54 years we have been voting for the Democratic Party like no other race in America. They have not given us the same loyalty and love that we have given them. We, as black people, have to re-examine the relationship where we are being pimped like prostitutes and they’re the big pimps – pimping us politically, promising us everything, and we get nothing in return.”

          – Quanell X, New Black Panthers, 2016

          Along these lines, rapper P. Diddy also questioned why Black people’s loyalty to Democrats:

          “The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community, we got to hold our vote. Don’t pacify yourself, really revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. It’s a whole different strategy, but I think we need to hold our vote because I don’t believe any of them.”

          Bottom line, Black people are starting to heed Malcolm’s wisdom of not putting all our eggs in one political basket.

          • boneswithoutahome

            fred2 do us a favor gains under Dim,s and then gains under repubs

          • fred2

            Why don’t you prove decades of voting Democrat has improved Black communities in terms of intact families, more wealth, less crime, etc.?

          • truevoice4real

            You didn;t answer his question so let’s try this again…

            do us a favor gains under Dim,s and then gains under repubs

          • fred2

            Why can’t I respond to a question with question?

            Jesus did it all the time.

          • truevoice4real

            First of all you are not Jesus and you have no idea how Jesus answered a question…

            Also , only a coward answers a question with a question…Mainly because they cannot deal with the truth or with facts…Jesus didn’t have that problem…

          • fred2

            Actually, the Bible documents numerous times when Jesus responded to questions with his own questions.

            Asking questions is not cowardly but wise. Note how Jesus used questions to expose the ignorance and hypocrisy of the Pharisees.

          • Gregory Peterson

            The Republicans once had a large percentage of Black people voting for them, but as the party drifted further and further right, they lost then…and while I’m of Scandinavian descent, they lost my siblings and me, too. As well as once solidly Republican New England.

            My family had been Republican since Lincoln and my grandfather was an elected Republican politician on a county level.

            But the GOP has surrendered to the neo-confederacy, starting with the anti-Civil Rights Act Goldwater and Dixiecrat Strom Thumond joining, so why would those who love liberty and justice for all support them?

          • fred2

            Is it a bad time to point out that the once solidly Democrat Rust Belt voted for Trump, who then won the election?

            Trump won because he wisely focused on unemployment and trade issues in that region. By contrast, Hillary focused on SJW issues (transgender bathrooms, Black Lives Matter, etc.) that blue collar Democrats are indifferent to.

            By the way, is it also a bad time to point out that on the state level the Democrat Party shrank from 2008 to 2016? Thanks, Obama.

            Bottom line, the Democrats have to do their own soul searching.

          • truevoice4real

            adolf trump got 3 million votes LESS than Hillary so he didn’t get this election convincingly…The problem was a low turnout from minority voters and a “white male” turnout for adolf trump…The whole trump campaign was geared to white supremacists views and that’s what got him a margain in the electoral vote…Voter suppression in places like North Carolina , Wisconsin , Michigan and Ohio also helped adolf trump in this past election..My question for the last 20 years has been…If the GOP had such great policies , why are they engaged in voter suppression…??..Here’s another question…What has the GOP done for the country in the last 16 years..??..here’s another question…Why are the poorest and least educated states run by republicans..????…here’s another question…Why does most federal aid and welfare go to states run by republicans..???…here’s another question…Why do republicans hate education and the environment….Now let’s see if you have the courage to answer these questions honestly….

          • Gregory Peterson

            Of course what you say is true, but…Democrats can (and should of) concentrated on both social justice issues which are important to a great many Democrats and Americans such as myself (she did win the popular vote and many metropolitan areas, after all) while also formulating clear policy responses to the circumstances that have caused the white Rust Belt to vote for the Pres. Elect.

          • truevoice4real

            Who is Quanell X and who is P. Diddy….These quotes left one important thing out…neither endorsed or supported the racist GOP…Now the damage of these quotes is that they both encourage Black people to throw their hands up and not vote…which is exactly what nazis like you want Black people to do…

      • boneswithoutahome

        fred2… you don’t know about the Congressional Black Caucus, What have you and your republican pet negro friends done other then drag your feet. all pet negro’s have to be delt with.

        • fred2

          When is the last time the CBC addressed the high unemployment rate among Black youth?

          Such inaction and silence reinforces the image that CBC is just window dressing Democrats use to get gullible Blacks to vote for their party and give nothing in return.

          • Gregory Peterson

            The Congressional Black Caucus regularly discusses the issue and has criticized Pres. Obama for not focusing enough on ameliorating unemployment among Black youth.

          • fred2

            Could have fooled me.

            Where was the CBC protesting in front of the White House demanding Obama address Black youth unemployment? If the CBC was really serious about this issue, they could have made more noise, but they chose not to. Pathetic.

            And you wonder why Malcolm X dismissed Black leaders like the CBC as mere tokens.

          • Gregory Peterson

            I suspect that it’s easy to fool you.

          • fred2

            Hey, truth hurts.

            The CBC’s indifference to Black unemployment underscores the modern Democrats indifference to blue collar voter concerns.
            Naturally, these voters preferred Trump over Hillary.

            And said voters now feel vindicated with all the American companies keeping jobs in the country instead of outsourcing due to pressure from Trump.

            This will be a fun 4 to 8 years.

          • Gregory Peterson

            They are not indifferent. You just want them to be.

          • Gregory Peterson

            Malcolm X’s thinking evolved a lot over his lifetime, especially after his Hadj, so you sometimes need to consider when he said something. (By the way, we were both Nebraskans. The KKK had a surprisingly high support there. A little town near where I was born, which I remember fondly as a pleasant place with friendly people. had a huge Klan rally in the 1920’s.)

            One of my favorite quotes of his is:

            “Racism is like a Cadillac. There’s a new model out every year.”

    • boneswithoutahome

      Malcolm advised African Americans to judiciously exercise their right to vote, but he cautioned that if the government continued to prevent African Americans from attaining full equality, it might be necessary for them to take up arms. X…

  • David Lewis

    BOOT LICKING UNCLE TOMS. EACH AND EVERY ONE.

    • fred2

      “Anytime you [Black people] throw your weight behind a political party [Democrats] that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you’re dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party, you’re not only a chump, but you’re a traitor to your race.”

      – Malcolm X

      I could not have said it better myself.

      • Brenda Kay

        And if I remember correctly, it was black Muslims who murdered Malcolm X, so perhaps you should find some other historical figure to try and make a grand point with.

        • fred2

          Why? Martin Luther King’s non-violent approach was partly inspired by an unbeliever, Ghandi.

          So, why can’t I cite Malcolm telling the truth that Black Christians who vote Democrat and see no positive results are chumps?

          • Daniel Moon

            “It is doubtful that the Mahatma’s methods of non-violent protest would have been successful, had they not been appealing to a Christian conscience” -Bertrand Russell, atheist, quoted on a banner that has at one time been hanging outside of Gandhi’s home

          • fred2

            Very true. Good thing the Brits were Christian.

          • barney

            Since when???

          • truevoice4real

            What’s so great about Christians…???

          • boneswithoutahome

            Fred2 … so we should vote Repub.. or not at all. what have you done latey.

          • fred2

            What have you done to improve Black America?

          • Sam197859

            Try improving your self and only work with people who want to improve themselves. You determine that, yourself, and not follow some fool who claim you are obligated to so. Do not waste your time with people who refuse to improve themselves.

          • fred2

            You could always vote third party.

            For example, Big Boy of the popular rap duo Outkast voted for Gary Johnson (Libertarian) in 2012 because he didn’t like Obama or Romney.

            In 2016, some people didn’t like Trump or Hillary. So they voted for Johnson or Jill Stein (Green Party).

            So, bones, you had third party options for 2016. There was no excuse to vote for Hillary if you didn’t support her platform or views.

          • Gregory Peterson

            It was an openly Gay man and a Quaker, Bayard Rustin, via his Quaker understanding of Jesus, Gandhi (who was inspired by the Jains) and Henry David Thoreau, who convinced Dr. King that non-violence was the best tactic for the movement.

            Rustin has passed on, but his husband is still alive.

          • fred2

            I’m aware of Rustin’s influence on Rev. King.

            By the way, were you aware that Rustin opposed affirmative action which put him at odds with King? Be sure to check out the book “Ending Affirmative Action” sometime.

          • truevoice4real

            Affirmative Action was introduced by a Black republican years after MLK was assassinated…

          • Gregory Peterson

            Rustin was apparently against quotas, not affirmative action.

            Rustin Fought Quotas, Not Affirmative Action
            Published: October 3, 1987

            To the Editor:

            In an otherwise gracious and accurate tribute to our late co-chairman Bayard Rustin (letter, Sept. 10), Sung Choi erred in stating that Mr. Rustin opposed affirmative action.

            While president of the A. Philip Randolph Institute in the 1970’s, Mr. Rustin was also board chairman of the Recruitment and Training Program, designed to rectify underrepresentation of blacks and other minority groups in the construction and building trades. Before Reagan budget cuts scuttled the program, it placed some 18,000 qualified minority-group members as apprentices in the building trades nationally. Thousands of those went on to become journeymen and are still working today.

            The program also placed thousands of women in administrative positions with major corporations.

            Bayard Rustin believed in affirmative action with objective and realistic criteria and an outreach component that would serve and sustain those who were denied equal opportunity because of past discrimination. He was, however, firmly opposed to quotas, believing that they were undemocratic and fostered the idea that blacks and other minorities were somehow incapable of competing in society, a notion he fought a lifetime to dispel.

            Letter to the New York Times by “NORMAN HILL (and) LEON LYNCH New York, Sept. 11, 1987 The writers are, respectively, president and co-chairman of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.”

            Rustin was a close associate of A. Phillip Randolph. They even shared the cover of the September 6, 1963.LIFE magazine.

            Speaking of Rustin, the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou wrote an excellent essay on him in the Killing the Buddha website back in June 26, 2009.

          • Neal D

            Rustin was a notorious pedophile, which is typical of homosexual males.

          • Gregory Peterson

            I’ve never seen any reliable source for that accusation. Gossip on Stormfront doesn’t qualify.

          • Gregory Peterson

            My cynical observation is that people who make a big deal about being “colorblind” are just wanting to be blind to the existence of people of color, for “those people” to just be invisible and silent…and noncompetitive.

            I haven’t read the book, though, so perhaps Eastland has an answer to my objections suggested by the title of his book.

            The Constitution is colorblind, people always say, but, that wasn’t always so and even after it became less so, it wasn’t read as being so until quite recently. That’s a goal yet to be realized and not something that has been attained..

            Affirmative action should be putting pressure on all educational systems to improve, but I don’t really see it. There is still a great gap between wealthy school districts and poor school districts.

            Even careful distribution of resources equally between the wealthy school districts and the poorer school districts works against children in the poorer districts as they don’t have parents who are knowledgeable about how college admissions work and how to afford college, parent’s who cannot afford tutors, music lessons, vacations that includes museum visits and such.

            I’m of Scandinavian descent, but I was raised in a poorer school districts and we moved frequently because of my father’s government job. My father made a modest but adequate income and we always had what we needed, when we needed it, but not a lot more.

            Even though I did very well on the ACT, I didn’t have one word of counseling in high school about anything, let alone life after high school. It was pretty much an accident that I took the ACT at all. A friend asked me if I had signed up for it, and he had to explain why I should take it…nobody else ever mentioned it. The schools I attended didn’t have a library until we moved to a larger town in a different state. That was when I was a Junior in high school. I spent as much time in it as I could.

            My parents wanted me to go to college, but except for the small community college in the town where I graduated from HS, didn’t know how I could go anywhere else, let alone how to pay for it.

            Still, all of us managed to eventually get a college degree, and two of us have Masters degrees… but at least for me, the schools I attended didn’t seem to care what I did as long as I didn’t make any demands.

            Now imagine if I had been Black from a poor family…

          • Yes, racist Ghandi is a good role model for black people to emulate.

          • truevoice4real

            How was Ghandi a racist…I heard this before but never backed up with facts…can you provide that…

          • Research his earlier days in India and when he later traveled to South Africa. He always thought that black people were inferior to whites and east Indians. Go do some research for yourself.

        • fred2

          That doesn’t negate the fact that Blacks who vote Democrat are chumps at best and race traitors at worst.

          • Sam197859

            You’re comical.

        • truevoice4real

          That’s true…but Malcolm made a fair point about both parties since he didn’t trust either one. I think Malcolm was trying to build a third party.

      • boneswithoutahome

        Fred2… are you just another pet negro or just unread?.

        • fred2

          Are you a race traitor as Malcolm X liked to describe Black Democrats?

          • truevoice4real

            Nice try white boy…

          • fred2

            It kills you that a your revolutionary hero Malcolm X dismissed Black Democrats like yourself as chumps and race traitors.

            P.S.

            I am as Black as you are. Please come up with more imaginative comebacks next time.

          • truevoice4real

            No adolf…you are not Black…you are another useless conservative white boy trying to convince Black people that the GOP loves Black people so much…By the way , Malcolm liked the GOP a lot less than democrats and that was in the 1960s…Therefore let’s deal with some “current events” like voter suppression and the all out effort by the racist GOP to make Obama a one term president…but nice try

      • Zaidi

        Put the crack pipe down, Fred!!

        • fred2

          Clearly Malcolm’s true words struck a nerve.

      • truevoice4real

        “When a republican sticks a knife in your back nine inches and a democrats pulls it out three inches that’s not progress”

        Malcolm X

        Listen adolf…if you are going to quote any Black person at least have enough pride to research all they say…

        • fred2

          I never claimed Malcolm was GOP; he was clearly an independent.

          I did point out that Malcolm viewed Black Democrats were chumps and race traitors. What angers you is that your hero Malcolm viewed Black Democrats with such contempt.

          In short, your beef is with Malcolm not me.

          • truevoice4real

            I never said you claimed that MLK was a republican..My point is that both Malcolm and Martin saw the evils of both parties and they both concluded that the GOP was worse….I have no beef with Malcolm since he made those statements in the 1960s….But I’m sure Malcolm would not approve of the voter suppression practice of the GOP…or the continued GOP stupidity…

          • fred2

            I said Malcolm wasn’t GOP. I didn’t mention MLK at all.

            Talk about lack of reading comprehension.

          • Sam197859

            You and people like you always leave out the rest of the story. Tell it all or just, shut up.

    • Dave Heston

      ANY conservative black Republican is an Uncle Tom heh? Nothing new here. Get Sharpton to run in 2020. Let’s see how he does…

  • Ausar K. Maat

    Actually, Afrikan attorney Michael Figures, who also served as a state senator from Mobile, AL, was the attorney who bankrupted the kkk. Mr. Figures sued the kkk on behalf of the family of Michael Donald, who was murdered and hanged from an oak tree in the early 1980s.

    Also, the klansman who was electrocuted by the state of Alabama was prosecuted by the Mobile County District Attorneys Office. Jeff Sessions was a prosecutor in the federal district court and had absolutely NOTHING to do with convicting the beasts responsible for Michael Donald’s murder.

    These so-called ministers were scraped from the bottom of the barrel, probably given a few dollars and were most likely instructed by their massa(s) to say what they said.

    • Dave Heston

      Sorry. Figures testified before the Senate and facts bear out that he was specifically called upon and asked to prosecute the case – BY SESSIONS. And any black who doesn’t share your agenda and think like you comes from the bottom of the barrel? How pathetic you are. Must be painful to worship Al Sharpton as your hero.

      • truevoice4real

        That’s interesting since Sessions nor his office could provide any proof of his involvement in the case…But here is proof that Sessions wanted to drop the case…

        Today Jeff Sessions
        claims credit for prosecuting a lynching by the Ku Klux Klan as proof
        that he is not a racist, but an attorney working for him claimed 30
        years ago his boss wanted to drop the case.

        Confirmation hearings will begin Tuesday for Donald Trump’s attorney general nominee,
        and they’re sure to include questions that were raised when he was
        nominated for a federal judgeship in 1986. His confirmation was derailed
        largely by the testimony of Thomas Figures, an assistant U.S. attorney
        in Alabama when Sessions was U.S. attorney.

        Figures’s claims that Sessions made racist
        remarks have resurfaced recently, but overlooked is a more serious
        allegation that Sessions sought to go soft on investigating the lynching
        of a black man by two Klansmen.

        Figures testified to several examples of his
        former boss’s alleged racial insensitivity before the Senate Judiciary
        Committee, saying Sessions had once told him that “he believed the
        NAACP, the SCLC, Operation PUSH, and the National Council of Churches
        were all un-American organizations teaching anti-American values.”

  • Caroline Belt

    Pulpit Hypocrites Coons who has sold their Souls to the Devil for a Dollar.

    • Dave Heston

      Coons? And you lib’s call conservative’s racist? Maybe that was just a slip, heh?

      • fred2

        Caroline Belt is clearly an overseer who is trying to keep the slaves on the Democrat plantation.

      • truevoice4real

        Most conservatives are racist…that’s why you idiot defend the GOP voter suppression drive…

        • fred2

          Another Democrat overseer just popped up. So predictable.

          • truevoice4real

            I merely state facts adolf…The GOP is engaged in voter suppression and that’s one reason to label them racists….got that adolf..??

          • Neegee

            “Voter Suppression”….as in a US citizen…or ….Voter ID? These same people need an id to register for welfare benefits. What do you have against an ID to Vote?

  • Zaidi

    PREACHERS ON CRACK!!! OR, SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME BENDING DOWN TO PICK UP THE SOAP!!!!

    • fred2

      The trolls are out in force I see.

    • Neegee

      And this is how you guys treat anyone who doesn’t think like you. Whatever happened to “Love Trumps Hate”? Guess that only applies to conservative points of view. This is why your candidate lost.

  • Jacque Holliday

    Really!!!

  • martin danenberg

    Has anyone figured out that deporting millions of immigrants and building a wall across the Mexican border and spending hundreds of billions of dollars is the most anti-African-American policies of some Republicans including Donald Trump? Have you figured out why?

    • Dave Heston

      Apparently you haven’t figured out why you lost the election.

      • truevoice4real

        russian hacks and white supremacist turnout along with voter suppression…To be honest Hillary wasn’t the best candidate for the democrats and ironically neither was Bernie….

    • fred2

      Illegal aliens steal jobs from Black people. The first person I heard point this out was Joe Madison, a Black Democrat radio personality here in Washington, DC.

      Unfortunately, during the Obama years, it is considered selling out for Black leaders and pundits to point out that illegal aliens are Black people’s foes not friends.

      • truevoice4real

        You mean illegal aliens from russia…??

        • fred2

          Chat with Blacks in California who have been rendered irrelevant politically and culturally thanks to the illegal alien flood from Mexico.

          • truevoice4real

            Black people in California are not politically or culturally irrelevant..Mexicans are not the problem whether they are illegal or not..The problem is the influx of russian criminals that are even glorified in movies..And with the help of putin and his racist band of comrades adolf trump is president elect..The russian “mafia” has more power in America tha the Italian mafia….did you know that..??..Russia has trump by the balls since he borrowed money from russian banks after his failed attempt at casinos..Now russia has their puppet in line to be president and what happens to the rest of us…We may get to watch more wars since adolf trump wants the oil from the middle east and putin also wants the oil…Have you heard of the Lukoil company…There have gas stations all over this country…who owns Lukoil..??..And what republican president ( ronald “I support apartheid” reagan) allowed all these russian criminals in the country…???…I wonder how the Native Americans feel about “illegal immigration”….

          • me being me

            They do jobs we as Black people will not do. Stop hating

          • eilas

            Really? You mean the jobs that the illegal couple in Chicago work, that enabled them to purchase a $210,000 home and send their children to top colleges? Or maybe we don’t want the scholarships that the illegal aliens get in order to go to college. And of course we don’t want the jobs that the illegals get after they finished college using the scholarship they were awarded being an illegal alien, because that’s the kind of job we black people don’t want to work. Of course, it’s ignorant of us to believe that we black people would want to benefit from anything like that…it’s beneath us. Keep those borders open, and illegals flowing in so that they can work the jobs and go to the colleges, and get the scholarships that we don’t want…because if we don’t well…we are just hating, and we would rather keep our own children down.

          • me being me

            What are you talking about? Name the jobs that we do that Latinos do. That’s not all I said. We have a long way to go. Big time. God bless.

      • Sam197859

        That is not true. Anyone who says that is lying. Do not believe everything some, so called, black leader, says.

      • me being me

        Don’t believe it . Right. That is a tactic of hate. Black people still haven’t learned to trust in each other. Certain ethnic groups take care of each other we don’t do that at all. If we do not enough. We have to start empowering ourselves. Read the book The Spook Who Sat By The Door. We need to empower each other through education and prayer.

  • Dave Heston

    They did this without getting permission from the NAACP, CORE and Al Sharpton??? The nerve! Are the Rev’s Jesse Jackson, Louis Farakhan, or Jeremiah Wright in there anywhere? Maybe not…

    • fred2

      You hit the nail on the head. Black people should have the freedom to vote for whomever we want without the approval of Black “leaders” who just Democrat shills.

      • truevoice4real

        So are these so called minister “Black leaders:”…???

        • fred2

          Yes.

          • truevoice4real

            So since most Black people do not vote for the racist GOP I guess it’s safe to say these so called Black leaders have a friction of influence in the Back community…If they have that much…Here’s something all Black conservatives – which you are not- should realize…

            In 1871 there were 6 Black men in the GOP congress..Since 1985 there was
            a total of 5 Blacks on the GOP congress with only 2 presently
            serving…( 2 Blacks at a time seems to be the max for the GOP
            )….Sorry conservatives….but that’s not progress….And let’s be
            honest ….When Obama won the presidency Black conservatives actually
            thought that white republicans would vote for them and allow them a
            “seat” at the GOP leadership table….Let’s ask Ben Carson how that
            turned out…Can you imagine what the slave mindset would be for Black
            conservatives if Obama “never” ran for president…..????…So next time
            you Black conservatives think of being anti-Black and hating Obama for
            no reason think about what he has done for your confidence a feeling of
            power and respect that white conservatives don’t want you to have…

          • Gregory Peterson

            I’m not Black…but it’s safe to say that the Gay Black people I know have become deeply unimpressed and disappointed with Dr. Carson, after having once admired him (as I did).

            Now, we laugh at him… and why not? He says ridiculous and bigoted things, apparently picked up from the most extreme and, I hope, unrepresentative personalities of his 7th Day Adventist religion.

            Dr. Carson has been appointed to a cabinet position. During a confirmation hearing, he started talking about LGBT people and anti-discrimination demands like the white Citizens’ Councils types of my youth talked about Black people and anti-discrimination demands (anti-discrimination laws, by the way, apparently seldom protect LGBT people at a federal level from people of obvious ill will like Dr. Carson, unless an executive order compels them to treat LGBT adults like adults).

          • Sam197859

            Hell, no. There is no such thing as, black leaders.

      • boneswithoutahome

        fred2… that’s my point every American has the right to vote for the leader of his chose . no leader black or other wise has the right to tell a voter who to vote for if that’s happening to you need to have your master stop it . fred2 I think if you voted 3rd party you voted for Trump you won it’s ok. what you need to look into (I wish you would). look into voter purging . I’m going stop now , but I do enjoy talking with you . poke me sometimes.

  • SophieA

    What has happened to The Stream’s comments community? I read The Stream and the comments because of what has been, until now, thought-provoking and respectful discussion. I’ve appreciated learning from both the columnists and commentators to the increase of faith and understanding. There are very little, in any at all, edifying comments here. The racist, bigoted, hateful language is not fit for decent, faithful people to read any longer. Where are the moderators?

    • Christian Cowboy

      Well said, the comments appearing on the Stream continue to spiral down to a lower level every day it seems.

  • Austin D. Williams

    Karl Rove Pac and Citizens United have bought off more fools. Why won’t anyone follow the dirty money surrounding Republicans.

    • fred2

      The bigger fools are Black Christians who keep voting Democrat and get nothing in return.

      Quanell X of the New Black Panthers said it best:

      “It is a fact, that for 54 years we have been voting for the Democratic
      Party like no other race in America. They have not given us the same
      loyalty and love that we have given them. We, as black people, have to
      re-examine the relationship where we are being pimped like prostitutes
      and they’re the big pimps – pimping us politically, promising us
      everything, and we get nothing in return.”

      • truevoice4real

        Quanell X also DIDN’T ENDORSE adolf trump….And by the way….who is Quanell X…???

        • fred2

          Nope. But he didn’t vote Hillary, who is a fan of President Truman (Jim Crow fan) and Democrat Congressman (Klansman).

          Give X credit for thinking outside the box.

          • truevoice4real

            How do you know he didn’t vote for Hillary…???..And adolf trump is a fan of adolf hitler as well as the KKK…Did you know that fred trump , the father of useless donald WAS IN THE KKK…Like the saying goes …the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…Just ask the Central Park 5 if you have trouble understanding that…

          • fred2

            Where is your proof Quanell voted for Hillary?

            There were third party candidates running last year so he had options besides Hillary or Trump.

          • fred2

            There were third party candidates running last year like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson. So Quanell had options besides Hillary and Trump.

  • Max

    Sessions is a decent man and a class act. In 2017, that means he’s hated. No one can out-hate progressives.

    • truevoice4real

      Session is a racist idiot…

    • truevoice4real

      Like I said before…Sessions is a racist…Coretta King even knew that…

      • truevoice4real

        Coretta Scott King, the widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther
        King Jr., urged Congress in a letter to block the 1986 nomination of
        Jeff Sessions for federal judge, saying that allowing him to join the
        federal bench would “irreparably damage the work of my husband.” The
        letter, previously unavailable publicly, was obtained on Tuesday by The
        Washington Post.

        “Anyone who
        has used the power of his office as United States Attorney to intimidate
        and chill the free exercise of the ballot by citizens should not be
        elevated to our courts,” King wrote in the cover page of her nine-page
        letter opposing Sessions’s nomination, which failed. “Mr. Sessions has
        used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate
        and frighten elderly black voters. For this reprehensible conduct, he
        should not be rewarded with a federal judgeship.”

        Thirty years
        later, Sessions, now a senator, is again undergoing confirmation
        hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general,
        and he is facing fierce opposition from civil rights groups.

        In
        the letter, King writes that Sessions’s ascension to the federal bench
        “simply cannot be allowed to happen,” arguing that as a U.S. attorney,
        the Alabama lawmaker pursued “politically-motivated voting fraud
        prosecutions” and that he “lacks the temperament, fairness and judgment
        to be a federal judge.” She said Sessions’s conduct in prosecuting civil
        rights leaders in a voting-fraud case “raises serious questions about
        his commitment to the protection of the voting rights of all American
        citizens.”

        “The irony of Mr. Sessions’ nomination is that, if
        confirmed, he will be given a life tenure for doing with a federal
        prosecution what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with
        clubs and cattle prods,” she wrote, later adding, “I believe his
        confirmation would have a devastating effect on not only the judicial
        system in Alabama, but also on the progress we have made toward
        fulfilling my husband’s dream.”

    • Sam197859

      You must be afraid of a thought. Progressives are forward thinkers. We do not, hate, but we do educate.

      • David Stoneslinger

        In your dreams.

  • Adaj Parr

    Kakistocracy!

  • Troy Dynes

    According to the DNC; They’re ray-cysts.

  • me being me

    I am embarrassed. We as Black people are going backwards not forward. Are these reverends ready to go back to the cotten fields? I am not going back. Alabama has the mine set of slavery. The Bible is right the days of the chruch are over. Read the Bible and learn for yourself. Seek and you will find. Going backwards is not the answer. God please speak speak to these pastors.

  • Kevin Dudie Bond

    Way past time to stop looking to the pulpit for leadership of any sort.

  • me being me

    I think that we as blacks hold ourselves back. President Bush opened those borders. We as a people do not stick together. That’s why to me we still have along way to go. Education is the key. The Latin Americans coming over the border will do the jobs we will not do. Only because the work does not pay and this generation is not going to do that kind of work. We still have a certain mindset that I got mine you get yours. Not enough blacks reach back and help they’re own. We are living in a world with most people only caring about themselves. I have to say alot of these churches too. They have become businesses not really not helping the communities. The Latinos come here with nothing. We not all are not helping each other . Maybe watch to much t.v.. We as people have no excuse. I look at the south in certain parts and nothings changed. Slavery of the mind concerns me. We have to vote. Blacks need to run for office. Education and voting is the Key. Oh number 1 in all of this is God for guidance . We don’t hold each other up in prayer or motivate each other to stay strong. It can be done. Trump doesn’t realize he is bring people together. Actions speak a lot louder. You have new black people from other countries that trying also. They feel we as blacks have it made until they find out otherwise. People as a whole have a lot of work to do. Especially people of color. We are segregated in so many ways. Not just white and black either.

  • valeriejeanrosenquist

    FINALLY, FOUND SOME TRUTH amoungst all the LEFTIST LIES about Sessions…

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