You were born and raised in Baltimore and you need someone from the outside to investigate that which you already know?Â According to the Baltimore Sun newspaper, âThe city of Baltimore paid out judgments or settlements in more than 100 cases alleging police brutality since 2011âŚThey have been involved in 317 lawsuits stemming from complaints of assault, false arrest, and false imprisonmentâŚThey have paid $ 5.7 million to alleged victims of police brutality between 2011 and September 2014 (coinciding with Blakeâs tenure as mayor).â
Isnât it amazing that groups like the NAACP, the National Urban League, and the Congressional Black Caucus have spent more time promoting homosexuality, amnesty for illegals, and increasing the minimum wage than they have dealing with issues that directly affect the very communities they claim to represent?
In many instances, police are shown to be guilty of using excessive force against Blacks; but based on the way local and state laws are written, an overwhelming amount of deference is given to the police. The legal standard in most cases to justify using deadly force is âa reasonable fear for oneâs life.â Legally, that is an extremely low bar to meet.
By any and all objective measurements, the Obama presidency has been an abject failure for Blacks:Â double digit unemployment, declining home ownership, shrinking net worth, decreasing college enrollment, especially at Black colleges, and non-existent government contracting opportunities for Black businesses just to name a few.
The homosexual community is masterful at PR.Â When you donât have public support for your position, many times a good PR campaign can usually do the trick.Â As I have written many times in previous columns, Republicans are horrible when it comes to PR and communications, even when they are right on the issue.
Blacks are totally disillusioned with Obama and the Democratic Party. Blacks are begging the Republican Party to give them a reason to vote Republican in the next election. Philosophically the Republican Party is in synch with the Black community on issues like family values, traditional marriage, lower taxes, education, and entrepreneurship.
Last week I couldnât help but watch with sadness the National Urban Leagueâs annual âState of Black Americaâ report being released at a press conference.Â This was their 39th annual report.Â According to their press release, âit has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture.
As usual, most of the media and most Americans have reacted so emotionally to this incident that no one is having a rational conversation about what happened.Â The coverage by the media and the discussions by Americans have been overly simplistic and lacking of context.
How can anyone, Democratic or Republican, justify voting to confirm someone who said on the record that she supports illegal activity? But, of course Republicans will cave in and vote for her simply because she is Black and they donât want to be labeled as a racist.
Though Priebus didnât know it, members of his staff had unilaterally decided that they no longer needed me and organized the event without me or my input. Just looking at the names of this yearâs awardees, you can tell that I had nothing to do with it: Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas), and Congressman Mia Love (R-Utah). They are good and honorable people whose election to Congress as Black Republicans were historic â but not trailblazing.