I remember in 2010 when Kamala was elected AG (I voted for her). My neighbor already worked in AG's office & during our regular talks he'd mention what he thought she would be like should she win. Then we would talk about what kind of boss she was (is). Obviously he could not
Discuss too much in detail, but during talks w/him and two other neighbors - 1 a defense atty & another a prosecutor - they'd discuss law, judges, upcoming cases, & just lawyer speak. I'd mostly listen since, lol, except for when speaking abt her results & her plans for the State
And eventually we got to talking about her running for Pres and we all agreed it would happen. She was positioning herself way back then. Now, go back further to 2004 when she was elected as first Black DA is SF. Because she was from Oakland, East Bay knew of her & celebrated
Here is what @icecube is promoting in this below speech. Looks like Mr. Cube is advocating voting for Democrats up/down ticket. Let's take a look. We will also include how what he is proposing can be accomplished:
My next door neighbor of 13 years knocked on my door the other day. She's a retired flight attendant and lives alone. Very kind lady. It was around 7p & she rarely comes by. She asked... "Myron, I think someone is inside my home, in one of my upstairs room. Can you check for me?
She's an elderly white lady, very kind, & a cool neighbor. She's never really asked any favors. I immediately said "Yeah, sure" and we started to walk to her home. But then I stopped and asked: "Have you called the police?" Because I thought if she had & reported "someone in her
house & they showed up.. "I" become that someone. And I am not abt to put myself in that situation. She says, "No, I have not." Then I see the recognition on her face & she says "Oh my god I never thought about it. The cops will totally kill you, won't they?" Well, now that we
Ever wonder whyBlack Americans become angry at false accusations from whites women? We’re familiar with a few historical stories, with Emmet Till being most known these days. Carolyn Bryant, 21 & married, accused 14 year old of “flirting or whistling” at her and touching her.
Her husband & family murdered Emmet & mutilated his body before dumping him in river. The family was acquitted & the judge ruled that Carolyn’s testimony was invalid so the jury didn’t even hear her testimony. His funeral was open casket
at request of his family. In 2008 Carolyn- who’s still alive- admitted she lied. His memorial has been replaced multiple times because white people continue to shoot it up. It has bulletproof glass as of late last year & it was fired upon w/in days & white people w/confederate
We hear a lot abt the 94 crime bill w/critics from all quarters due to the outcomes that placed far too many Black women/men in jail. Hillary was blamed, Biden now, older Black politicians & older Black folk. Like most political outcomes & laws we tend to forgot /ignore how we
Got to the law. Our communities were being torn apart by gun violence, armed robbery, mugging, drug trafficking, & worse. My city-Oakland was pound for pound the most violent city in the world at one point so much we were called little Beirut (sorry Beirut). Drug kingpins ruled
& their effects were in our streets, schools, homes, churches, businesses. Black voters screamed loudly for years for gov help as we lost sons, daughters, fathers (mine among them) to crack, coke, freebasing, all of it & enforced by crime. Our churches & activists marched -
Mother’s Day thread. Last week I tweeted asking how y’all were planning to spend Mother’s Day. I asked because as I’ve mentioned before I lost my mom when she was only 39 (37 in this pic) to colon cancer. Floy Dean Andrews who teenlet is named after Leah Dean = Deardean 🥰
She was from a tiny Marion, Louisiana & brought into this world by midwives, w/no men needed or wanted. She grew up the second of 5 children. All daughters have passed & only my two uncles left to boss me around as uncles are bred to do. She was a serious kid w/strong 4-head 🥰
She aged into her outward beauty & slayed that late 60’s early 70’s “IT” girl. Look at her serving it.
The Mainstream Media (msm) is so liberal it'll attack a liberal candidate based on whispers and lies, host panels to break down said candidate's response, uphold spurious claims, and try to torpedo a candidacy..while upwards of 70k folk are dead, armed white men are storming
capitols, 36m are out of work, earthquake hit PR - our place that hasn't received a penny in individual stimulus money, Flynn is scrubbing his guilty plea, Jared can't pass security clearance, the the president has ~25 assault & rape accusations including one active in court..
..right now, covid-testing is months behind, food distribution is on shaky ground, and multiple meat plants are staffed w/ 40-50% covid infected folk. A racist & *alleged drug dependent president is in their grasp but they'd rather chase the faux salacious in their attempt to
Advice to dem candidates who will start trying to get Black support after NH: 1. Our interests go beyond criminal justice reform. 2. We don’t all receive gov assistance. 3. We don’t all go to church. 4. We don’t all use drugs, legal or not. 5. The vast majority love Obama & we
Can criticize him but you’d better tread carefully. 6. Watch Kamala’s & learn; if u use, attribute. 7. We smell BS across the South, North, from Oakland & Sactown, the Bay Area & back down. 8. Rappers/Athletes don’t speak for us any more than Kid Rock speak for most whites
9. That one Black radio station you know has less influence than you think. 10. Good Words to avoid: Martin. Barack. Michelle. Harriet. Malcolm. Marcus. Coretta. Oprah. 11. Bad words it’s okay to say: Ben, Van, Omarosa, White Shaun King, Twitter. 12. Don’t act like you’ve never
Short Hanukah story. In the early 70’s my grandparents moved to a tiny city twenty miles from Oakland called San Ramon, after living in Oakland since 1946. San Ramon was a bedroom community & suburb w/new homes & new everything in growing California. It was also almost all white
Families. But my grandparents had moved from Texas & the particular Texas racism of land thieves -oil prospectors took their property- there were no jobs, & Henry Kaiser was offering jobs + healthcare to Black folk across the south who moved to California to work for Kaiser Steel
And other Kaiser companies. (Black folk & others been fighting for healthcare despite some candidates acting as if they started this fight). *side note- during the community meetings where the Kaiser reps recruited Black folk to come west, their pitch was, 1. Jobs