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Re: Sistah Souljah

Fine ·
msprettygirl--I first heard about this fantastic black woman on Geraldo Rivera's Show in 1989. She, Reverend Sharpton were pitted again a group of white supremist. SS held her own and stood up to those racist. From that point on I saught to find out who this female was that stood up to racist with such vigor, strength and self assurance. She attended Salamanca--that famous school of higher learning in Spain [i.e. founded, organized by the Moors]....
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Guest ·
Isome: Please detail the ERRORS in my post that you refer to INSTEAD of the points that YOU disagree with? Are they "wrong" because YOU disagree with them or are they "wrong" in absolute terms? It is interesting that when AMERICA talked about "unifying behind the flag" after the 9/11 attacks SOME PEOPLE like Al Sharpton wisely saw the consequences of doing so. (another positive comment about a Black person, HB). He saw the call for UNITY as a call to put aside all of his concerns that were...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Guest ·
I just heard this man on our local news say that "some people pick and choose the SINS of others to make use of as a means of isolating them. We need to look at someone's sin and say THAT'S ALRIGHT BROTHER WE ACCEPT YOU." So let me get this straight. Though God hates sin, he does not rank one sin over another. Sharpton just said that homosexuality is sin based on his argument. He is only asking that we ACCEPT PEOPLE'S ACTIVE SIN. Can you now understand the CULTURAL problems that we have as a...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
http://www.canofun.com/blog/videos/2006/SharptonChristiePlantation.asx Sharpton Defends Hillary statements and adds context to them.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Guest ·
You are a GOD damnned FOOL. Al Sharpton stood in a PULPIT and made these comments. I WAS COMMENTING ABOU HIS COMMENTS. Where do YOU get this foolish statement from?
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Empty Purnata ·
I'm not referring to him you goddamned idiot, I was referring to you. It matters not whether or not your religion or your interpretation of a holy book agrees with the concept of Gay Marriage. What matters is what the Constitution says. What about Seperation of Church and State? The First Amendment.
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Huey ·
Just curious, but did MSNBC actually misspelled Niger Innis's name on purpose/or by accident, or is that Photoshop?
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Re: I guess old Al is afraid they won't need him to be "informed"......

James Wesley Chester ·
I think Sharpton is right. Aaron McGruder has the right to say whatever he wants in his own name, and through artistic license. But not in my name. Maybe this generation 'knows the difference' like Chris Rock says his mother knew the difference, and he knows the difference. But not in my face. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

humblelynn ·
I just finished watching Bill O' Reilly attempt to tell Al Sharpton what type of dialogue should have been appropriate for Mrs. Kings funeral. It amazes me how these right wing neocons will engage in complete verbal character assasination of anyone with a differing opinion, and they spend the rest of their time spinning in order to justify their actions. However, when the heat is on them are ready to cry "unethical." I enjoyed Lowery and Carter's truths, and they never once allowed the focus...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Kweli4Real ·
What disappoints me is that Sharpton, for a Black man, or democrats in general, would put themselves in the position to give voice to these neo-con media whores. Democrats, Black folk and anyone who gives a damn about our democracy should be say: "Damn the setting and damn the messenger, argue against the f#@king message, or STFU!"
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

James Wesley Chester ·
I just finished watching Bill O' Reilly attempt to tell Al Sharpton what type of dialogue should have been appropriate for Mrs. Kings funeral.---K4R All of talk radio tried to make the memorial service be about Bush II. I didn't watch of the ceremony, but I saw about 3 hours of it. I didn't hear one speaker blame Bush II for anything. I didn't even hear his name mentioned. The problem is that 'African American-Americans stated IN PUBLIC what was done to Mrs. King in their name. They and...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

MidLifeMan ·
Sharpton Slams Blacks for Blindly Supporting Clinton, Democrats By Marc Morano CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer July 29, 2005 Washington (CNSNews.com) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Sharpton blasted blacks Thursday for what he described as their blind support of the Democratic Party without demanding anything in return. Sharpton, during his remarks at the National Urban League's annual conference in Washington, noted that his fellow Democrats, including former President Bill...
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

BanjiGirl ·
When it comes to reparations for black folks America will always come up with some excuse and nonsensical crap about what they don't owe us, etc, etc. Some of these same "white" folks are the survivors or descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust who feel that it is OK for THEM to receive financial renumeration but not for us. This attitude is basically the "fruits" of nearly 300 years of slavery- a legacy of devaluing the lives of black people. In other words they simply don't give a...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I got in too late... So I missed Minister Farakhan... But I'll get Joseph Lowery later tonight By the way: No lie: You all are the first to see these pics Not that Al Sharpton is all that exciting...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
Al Sharpton II
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
But that's my point. We are so full of haterade that we would rather throw stones than follow someone else. There is no shortage of leadership. Take your pick - from religious leaders to political to whatever. Al Sharpton stepped up - we didn't support him. What's up with Barack? How about Cornel West? Michael Eric Dyson? Jesse is still on the scene. What about T.D. Jakes? What about Eddie Long here in Atlanta (he just bought a $600,000 Bentley - he must be doing something right!). There are...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

Frenchy ·
It's haterade to have standards, a point of view? Haterade to require that someone put forth their agenda and convert you like anyone else looking for a following? There's a difference between "hating" (I hate that stupid word) and just plain not agreeing with someone's platform or thinking they are a good leader. There's clearly a shortage of good leadership with a good agenda. ( Al "Tawana Brawley Hoax" Sharpton ?!) I think that is so backwards (and completely impossible). How would that...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
For the record, I'll have no peace in this life until I get to personally kick T.D. Jakes' big fat black a** But, back to the topic, I'll follow someone who has vision and puts forward an agenda I can back. West and Dyson? Brilliant guys but they're academics. I read their books but they're not movement leaders or politicians. Their function is to make us think. Jesse was great but is now a relic of the past. Sharpton is a great agitator but has no vision. And that is really the problem...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
Again the relevance of this comment: EVERY IDIOT AND HIS DAMNED MAMA knows we like to choose our leadership from the clergy... So, speaking of idiots, what does Bush & Co. do? Promote "Faith based initiatives" which are arguably compromising our politics because the preachers (like T.D. Jakes ) are jumping into bed with the Republicans. By the way, I heard Al Sharpton himself make half of this point a few days ago.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

HonestBrother ·
Although I believe Al gets SO MUCH UNFAIR FLACK FOR THIS. If a white teenager showed up in an alley smeared with shit and said black cops did it, you know what? THE WHOLE DAMNED COUNTRY WOULD BELIEVE HER. Al Sharpton did the right thing in that situation even though ultimately he was wrong. And I'm surprised that a black woman - one who complains about the sorriness of black men - would be holding that incident against him.
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

MBM ·
I could not agree more. Al takes heat for giving a young black woman the benefit of the doubt on this type of issue? How does that work???
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

Khalliqa ·
Ummmm... Kiss...-Delroy Lindo.... Ummmm.... Marry...-- Don Cheadle (fa sho!) Escort to the edge of a cliff..--- Wesley Snipes Have lunch with......---whoever the hunk is in Phat Girlz (don't know much about him) Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell 2. Al Sharpton 3. Jesse Jackson 4. Barack Obama (sp?) Peace, Virtue
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Re: shag, marry, push off a cliff...

nayo ·
Kiss?, Marry?, Lunch?, Escort to the edge of a cliff? 1. Colin Powell- (bench warmer) 2. Al Sharpton- lunch for the infotainment and hair care tips 3. Jesse Jackson- lunch/dinner to hear about that day on the balcony 4. Barack Obama (sp?)- not sure about this mulatto man/text message maybe ------------------------------------
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to understand your version of "verifiable facts". The Democratic party doesn't elect anyone, the public elects. You're spinning rhetoric. How do you verify the embolden parts? Again, this is useless spin. Again, the Democratic party doesn't elect anyone. The public does. And really, who cares that Clinton was a draft dodger? Can you really compare that, or anything else Clinton did wrong, to the lies and deceite coming out of the White House today? Get some perspective man. Now,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

Fine ·
Race a Focal Point in Duke Scandal By ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer Sun Apr 16, 2:13 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060416/ap_on_re_us/duke_lacrosse_race DURHAM, N.C. - Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the city council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white. So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Guest ·
There is a group called "Blacks 4 Clark" already. Read this moving letter sent into the Editors at Africana.com Dear Africana Editor, In the past, African American voters were easy. All a politician had to do was deliver a tearful speech about civil rights and show that he knew at least three words of "We Shall Overcome" or "We Are Family." An on-stage wiggle (on beat or syncopated, didn't matter) was all it took to cinch the majority of the "black vote." Post-inauguration, tearful hymns...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Guest ·
Vox, is everyone copying the words and ideas of the NOI and Malcolm X these days?! I followed the sister up until she started talking about Wesley Clark. Although I was in service while he was commanding, I don't feel that I know enough about him to speak about him as Ms. Mullen is. I think this is a political ploy skilfully being used by Mr. Clark to gain the black vote, something borrowed from Rev. Sharpton. I find it ironic that this is something being used by a white man to say to black...
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Guest ·
My gut feeling about Clark has been proven to be on point. "Can anything be more moving than the joyous throngs swarming the streets of Baghdad? Memories of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the defeat of Milosevic in Belgrade flood back. Statues and images of Saddam are smashed and defiled. Liberation is at hand. Liberation – the powerful balm that justifies painful sacrifice, erases lingering doubt and reinforces bold actions. Already the scent of victory is in the air." – Wesley Clark, The...
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Re: SHARPTON REBUKES DEMS AND RAP ARTISTS:

Guest ·
Here's another great quote from Al Sharpton. I love what he's doing at these debates! I've never seen so many dropped jaws in my life! Preach Reb! Our people have made the mistake of confusing the methods with the objectives. As long as we agree on objectives, we should never fall out with each other just because we believe in different methods, or tactics, or strategy. We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free...
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Re: New Democrats Poll

MBM ·
I wonder why Kucinich continues to poll so poorly. He's one of the most passionate speakers, has been consistently against the war, and would seem to speak the most directly to the core Democratic activists. I guess people just don't think he's electable. Interesting tidbit that between Sharpton and Braun there are 11% to be eventually distributed among the others. Who do you think will get it? There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one...
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Re: New Democrats Poll

James Wesley Chester ·
Clark won't have to "mess up." He is hopeless from the beginning. As is every other, current, candidate. There does not appear to be a Jimmy Carter in the wings. I have not yet be able to get my brain around the idea of "Hillary in '08." I think the more exposure Hillary gets the more luster she will lose. I don't have any great rationale. It's just my "take" on Hillary. If not Hillary, who in 2008? Now, that's will be a fight. I think Ford of Tennessee will shake things up. I think Watts of...
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Re: Presidential Debate on tonight 8PM

Toumani ·
Yep, I'm watching it right now. Sharpton is kicking their b-hinds! I'm very impressed by his strong stance on all of the questions posed to him. Based on that and the responses he's recieved so far, I'm really beginning to think he has a better shot at this that I ever thought. I also liked what Kerry has to say as well. I want to hear their stances on Affirmative Action and the economy.
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Re: New Democrats Poll

Toumani ·
After watching the debate tonight, I really keyed in on Sharpton and Kerry. Sharpton REALLY broke it down and I liked what I heard coming from him on all of the key issues. Same goes for Kerry, but other than the questions tonight, I really don't know what else Kerry stands for.
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Re: Voting

James Wesley Chester ·
No. Anyone who doesn't want to answer won't. I'm like you. I look at the demonstrated position of the candidate on issues important to African America. For President and Vice-President: I typicallly don't vote. The candidates for these offices are not selected by the popular vote. The "Electors" select the candidate of their choice regardless of the choice of the citizens. For this election, I shall write in my own name in the main election. In the primary, I will vote for Sharpton. Why? To...
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Re: New Democrats Poll

keylargo ·
Yes Kerry did do well in the debate. I don't like the fact that he supported the Iraqi war resolution though. He should have voted against it like Carol and Kucinich did.... Sharpton did break it down didn't he Remember when he said, " we got some elephants around here wearing donkey jackets..."
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Re: Presidential Debate on tonight 8PM

keylargo ·
I think all of them say they support affirmative action.
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Re: Another debate on CNN right now

Our Empowerment ·
I'm interested to know what Brotha or Sista if any would feel okay with Dean, after this exchange: This came from the debate via CNN. thanks Keylargo. On a totally different not,Key, have you been to Keylargo, and if so do you plan to relocate. I kinda look at it like being in the carribean. What's your view? > ... its time for Prosperity > > > An African American Board Game Of Wealth & Success.
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

Our Empowerment ·
Are you going to vote for him now. Or are you just trying to use some of his statments to move your own agenda that is not in his favor? After you realize Sharpton is the best candidate of all 10 candidates (including bush), how long would it take you to vote for your own true best interest? > ... its time for Prosperity > > > An African American Board Game Of Wealth & Success.
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

James Wesley Chester ·
He compared the filibusters to the same sort of "pocket vetoes" used for so long against blacks. -- Al Sharpton That is an admirable statement. It speaks to the implied sense of fairness that is said to prevail, both in America and America's politics. But, we know that is not true. The game of politics is not about "fairness." We must learn to "play the game" if we are to be successful in the game. The gamesmanship of committees, as well as filibuster are attributes of the game. PEACE Jim...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

Guest ·
This is what Al really said: Looks like Al's vote is for Janice Brown to go 'down'! Beside Shebakoby, why should a Canadian care what Blacks in America think? Should it matter to you if Janice Brown or Charlie Brown gets to be a Circuit Court judge? Who asked for you to come in here and offer an uninvited and uniformed opinion? You're not even a U.S. citizen! Which I find incredibly hilarious and arrogant of you to interject your opinion here of all places. Our people have made the mistake...
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Re: Al to host SNL

Our Empowerment ·
It's going to be funny. Sharpton's going to have to be in tip top shape, because they are getting ready for him and they are trying to show him as a clown. Sharpton has the ability to turn the whole thing over in his favor, primarily because of his commanding voice, since it's live he could take the staff for sharp turns they aren't use to. The problem is, he is particualarly respectful in other people's 'house', so they might get a few digs in before he gets 'set'. The monologue is his best...
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Re: Al to host SNL

Vox ·
I don't know who's old enough to remember, but Jesse jackson was on SNL in 1984, while he was running for pres. He did a tremendous job. He was funny and political at the same time, and they didn't make a mockery out of him. My favorite skit was him as the host of a game show called "The Question Is Moot." The contestant would buzz in to answer a question, like, "Who's face is on the $100 bill," but Jesse would interrupt, saying the question is moot, because under 4 years of Reagan, most...
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Re: Al to host SNL

Our Empowerment ·
I guess I'm too old, because after the second round of SNL cuts, I cut SNL off. That would mean after they finished morris and murphy, I was finished. In fact, after morris was finished I rearly saw SNL, I just could not stand the bands, it use to drive me crazy. Please remember, SNL is considered 'liberal' and jessie (excepting his 'hymietown' comment) was well liked in liberal camps. Sharpton, on the other hand is still trying to get acceptance, for everyone outside of the 'nationalist'...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

Our Empowerment ·
That proves a few things to me, 1) Johnson is still for our people, even with his billions; 2) Sharpton has made the necessary connections with Black money, (he already has a level of grass roots support), and 3) his agenda is on point and he's proberbly surprising himself yet again, like he did with the NY Senate race (about 20%of the vote, which included White folk from upstate) or the NYC Mayorial race (received 30% of the vote just bearly loosing in dem race). This is working out great...
 
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