Black People Politics : What has Obama offered or promised the Black community?

emanuel goodman

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I maybe be wrong brother. but i think they he must play the same game mr robinson played. Cant go out there scaring the white folk lol. We just need him in there. U cant have a black women in office and ignore black folks plight.(ommit condelisa rice). I think miss obama will take good care of us by reminding her man, as all strong black women do to stay on point. we may be living out a momentum swing enjoy and get ready to play your role. I just think that it is not a coincidence that our conscious is rising at the same time that this obama thing has become a grown man and hilary is making herself look more crazy every time she speaks. hotep
 

BallOfConfusion

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Better question: What have the presidential candidate's offered or promised the Black community? He's a politician, should you expect more out of him cause he's black? Well yeah!-just make sure you check out all the candidates the same as you do him. Homeboys got a lot of pressure on him.
 

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Natinr said:
I leave this open for disussion
i think the man is running for president of the united states and that means ALL THE PEOPLE not just us,i knew it wouldn't be long before this question came up.
 

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oldiesman said:
i think the man is running for president of the united states and that means ALL THE PEOPLE not just us,i knew it wouldn't be long before this question came up.
very good point!
 

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BallOfConfusion said:
Better question: What have the presidential candidate's offered or promised the Black community? He's a politician, should you expect more out of him cause he's black? Well yeah!-just make sure you check out all the candidates the same as you do him. Homeboys got a lot of pressure on him.
:thinking: LOL....Homeboy may have pressure on him, but it isn't pressure from brothers and sisters. We have expectations of him.

The whites (???) supporting him place demands, I can only guess as to what those demands are. Here again the difference between us. We hold our breath,(waiting to exhale) and hope things are going to work out, while yt demands that it work their way.

We'll see, I am most surprised that I am leaning towards supporting a 'brother' who speaks about change, but doesn't specify the type of change. The change the average brother or sister wants may not be the change he is referencing. But, the ride has started now I can't get off. Either way I am strongly inclined to vote democratic. :qqb026: Peace
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Prizmm said:
:thinking: LOL....Homeboy may have pressure on him, but it isn't pressure from brothers and sisters. We have expectations of him.

The whites (???) supporting him place demands, I can only guess as to what those demands are. Here again the difference between us. We hold our breath,(waiting to exhale) and hope things are going to work out, while yt demands that it work their way.

We'll see, I am most surprised that I am leaning towards supporting a 'brother' who speaks about change, but doesn't specify the type of change. The change the average brother or sister wants may not be the change he is referencing. But, the ride has started now I can't get off. Either way I am strongly inclined to vote democratic. :qqb026: Peace
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I think he is speaking about the best type of change - yet to come. I havent heard him spouting off promises that we've heard a million times by by others who had their proposed changes "all lined up and planned out" but yet never quite followed through on... Change is a work in progress, as it should be. Hillary seems to me to be just the same old same old - and we know how well that's been working for the last couple decades ;)

Clearly I am not political :lol:

Vote Obama - things will change. You will too. You wont be able to help yourself - you will, as will Black people across the globe - somewhere inside, something in you will change. Attitude - your will to be self determining - your sense of empowerment.

The day Mandela was released from prison - it didnt change anything tangible at that moment - but it had tremdous effect on the spirit of the nation. All that spills over and is built on.
 

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Zulile said:
I think he is speaking about the best type of change - yet to come. I havent heard him spouting off promises that we've heard a million times by by others who had their proposed changes "all lined up and planned out" but yet never quite followed through on... Change is a work in progress, as it should be. Hillary seems to me to be just the same old same old - and we know how well that's been working for the last couple decades ;)

Clearly I am not political :lol:

Vote Obama - things will change. You will too. You wont be able to help yourself - you will, as will Black people across the globe - somewhere inside, something in you will change. Attitude - your will to be self determining - your sense of empowerment.

The day Mandela was released from prison - it didnt change anything tangible at that moment - but it had tremdous effect on the spirit of the nation. All that spills over and is built on.
Sista, thank you for putting into words what I have been thinking.

Thank you. There will be a change.

Blackbird
 

Omowale Jabali

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Zulile said:
I think he is speaking about the best type of change - yet to come. I havent heard him spouting off promises that we've heard a million times by by others who had their proposed changes "all lined up and planned out" but yet never quite followed through on... Change is a work in progress, as it should be. Hillary seems to me to be just the same old same old - and we know how well that's been working for the last couple decades ;)

Clearly I am not political :lol:

Vote Obama - things will change. You will too. You wont be able to help yourself - you will, as will Black people across the globe - somewhere inside, something in you will change. Attitude - your will to be self determining - your sense of empowerment.

The day Mandela was released from prison - it didnt change anything tangible at that moment - but it had tremdous effect on the spirit of the nation. All that spills over and is built on.[/
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Thank you sister Zulile!

Sometimes we look at things so wrapped up in the "material" that we ovelook the Spiritual effect of our actions. And this is what I recognize in the Obama candidacy. It "represents" a WAKE UP CALL, for better, or for worse. For ALL "americans".
 

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Promises in the past

Kennedy made numerous promises to the Black community,
a well as Johnson,
and Jimmy Carter,
even old Shrub has a whole litany of promises(yet to be kept)
They al knew that we are a "part" of "ALL THE PEOPLE"
And they were all white

so what is the big deal now? :qqb013:

(With all due respect I hope folks do not dance around this question)
 

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