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Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Is A ‘War Criminal’ [VIDEO]

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Dr. Cornel West: President Obama Is A ‘War Criminal’ [VIDEO] Feb 16, 2013 36 By Kirsten West Savali Share Proving that conviction and consistency go hand and hand, Dr. Cornel West has once again called President Barack Obama a “war criminal” for his proliferation of a drone war that has killed an estimated 216 innocent children, reports Raw Story . Appearing on the radio with his comrade-in-arms, Tavis Smiley , West criticized the Commander-in-Chief for a strategic decision which seeks to...
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Cornel West: President Obama Doesn’t Deserve To Be Sworn In With MLK’s Bible [VIDEO] Jan 20, 2013 53 By Kirsten West Savali Dr. Cornel West says that President Barack Obama doesn’t deserve to be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States with his hand on the bible of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “You don’t play with Martin Luther King, Jr. and you don’t play with his people, said West. “By his people, I mean people of good conscience, fundamentally good people committed to...
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sunnubian ·
"Excellent analysis. I wish people would offer an analysis on the substance of the comment instead of ad hominem attacks on West et al." ************************************************************* Is why West should have left the "Blackface" comment out of his critique of President Obama. I personally don't believe that President Obama, just like any other President of the United States, is beyond criticism, but, I do believe that the focus of the criticism should be his policies.
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sunnubian ·
I have a problem with West actually calling the President "blackface", but what West is saying is essentially true, however, the mistake West keeps making, especially right now, is that the blame does not lie squarely at the feet of the President. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the Congress, more specifically at the feet of Congressional members that have passed bills and voted on legislation over the past 12 years, before AND during President Obama's presidency, that do not address...
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kresge ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: One has to wonder no such thing. West's comments are based on Obama's record. This is part of why there is a spit between issue based/and cheerleader journalism in the Black community. Brother West as been quite fair and consistent in is criticism of President Obama. Of course these kinds of cheer-leading cannot begin to deal with how Glen Ford tore through Micheal Eric Dyson. It would be nice to read an article that deals with the issues that Tavis and...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West. .... yeah, but none more desperately than West, himself!!
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Muhammad Cipher ·
One has to wonder no such thing. West's comments are based on Obama's record. This is part of why there is a spit between issue based/and cheerleader journalism in the Black community. Brother West as been quite fair and consistent in is criticism of President Obama. Of course these kinds of cheer-leading cannot begin to deal with how Glen Ford tore through Micheal Eric Dyson. It would be nice to read an article that deals with the issues that Tavis and West continue to bring up and not fall...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? Dr. West (nor his supporters) don't really seem to CARE about ANYBODY who the President's policies and programs have actually HELPED!! After all .... he can't complain about - and he's certainly not going to compliment - the President for anything positive he may have done. In fact ... I haven't heard the good Dr. utter ONE WORD of...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I have a problem with West actually calling the President "blackface", but what West is saying is essentially true, however, the mistake West keeps making, especially right now, is that the blame does not lie squarely at the feet of the President. The blame lies squarely at the feet of the Congress, more specifically at the feet of Congressional members that have passed bills and voted on legislation over the past 12 years, before AND during President Obama's...
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Xumbrarchist ·
The marketing becomes more and more intense in every area because the marketing is now more important than the product. The media is not going to object because it is all income to them http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...f_the_President_1968 It is just the continuation of a trend. Cornell West is right in that it has gone way beyond ridiculous. But how do we get out of the cycle of competition? Xum
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Kocolicious ·
West is a TRAITOR!!!!!!! Bottom line. And has no respect for our historical position in this country. He has no vision and he has no RIGHT to stain what we have accomplish in this nation with his social jealousy, envy and irresponsiblity to black children and future descendants. It is almost as if one has to pass his rule of achievement in order to satisfy his palate of justice and truth. The truth is West hasn't DONE a damn thang for the Black cause but yap his mouth. He is a typical...
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sunnubian ·
Nation 205 Cornel West: Obama Is A ‘Rockefeller Republican In ‘Blackface;’ Sharpton, Harris-Perry, Dyson Are Up For Sale By Kirsten West Savali In an interview with Amy Goodman of “ Democracy Now, ” our dear brother, Dr. Cornel West , said that while he’s happy that Mitt Romney didn’t win the presidential election, our foreign policy is still imperialistic, politicians should be ashamed of spending billions on campaigns while people are living in poverty, and that President Barack Obama is...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by EbonyRose: Originally Posted by sunnubian: Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? Dr. West (nor his supporters) don't really seem to CARE about ANYBODY who the President's policies and programs have actually HELPED!! After all .... he can't complain about - and he's certainly not going to compliment - the President for anything positive he may have done. In fact ... I haven't heard the good...
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Kocolicious ·
@Sista Sunnubian: Well I NEVER heard West talked this LOUD until we had a black president. He may be right in some of his assessments....but! He's preaching to the choir. He should use HIS POWER to do SOMETHING remotely FOR Black folks other than run his mouth to a wall. Cuz where I stand...TALK is you know kinda CHEAP coming from a brotha who makes plenty of MONEY yakking about the black cause.....and yet does absolutely NOTHING but spew loud NOISE. As I said earlier not only is he a...
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Kocolicious ·
Excuse me....West made himself a target by PERSONALLY attacking my President!!!! If he can give it....certainly he SHOULD be able to take it.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: So Dr. West should be made to answer a question about a sponsorship relationship Tavis had with Wells Fargo, who are the ones (not Tavis) who made loans (as all the banks did) based on fraudulent terms? That sadly confirms the quality of writing that is acceptable on AfricaWeb. And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West. Indeed. None of that has anything to do with Dr. West is saying here. Oh...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
"Does Dr. West honestly believe that any of the following policies/programs do not help the poor or African Americans? " Probably not, however that's not saying much. Giving $10 to a student or family buried in debt does help them-but its disingenuous to pretend as if he solves, or even puts a dent in the problem. Almost every single program that has been marketed as a great achievement has yielded mediocre results given the degree of the problem. The home refi program was and is a massive...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Each time someone attempts to deflect the criticism away from Obama by dismissing as a 'personal' issue or grudge, I (and anyone else) can easily point out how and why the criticism has merit based on Obama's own record. And herein, yet again, you are proving my point exactly, M.C.!!! The problem is NOT with any excessive "dismissing of criticism" of the President!! I can't think of ONE person on this board ... NOT ONE ... (with the exception of Ms.
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Kocolicious: ANYONE!!!!! Who puts their minds to it can EARN the white man's PH.D degree. Cuz all it is is reading and writing....but! It takes a collection force of blackfolks to move our culture to the next level of outstanding legacy.....not by doing what these little men are doing cuz they are undermining, criticizing and minimizing the "process" while they stand on the side lines DOING absolutely to help the "cause" along other than continuously yapping their lips.
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Cholly ·
Well my dear brother, Dr. Cornel West, instead of trying to sell your former road dogs on the open real estate market, here is what you can do: Since President Obama has been reelected for 4 more years, you Dr. West sir, along with Tavis Smiley, have another 4 more years to make your case to the newly elected, 2d term President Of The United States about your purposed agenda and the obvious ills of the African American community (that the President knows all too well about) and other...
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sunnubian ·
He's words seem harsh because it cuts at peoples desire to see a Black man be successful in a way that separates his actions from the good ole boy system. But increasing what is happening that people who did (or want) to support Obama cannot reconcile that desire with Obama's own record. This is going to heat up, as many did in fact cut him a break during the election, because they didn't want to see Mit win. However, the issues they raised didn't disappear, nor did their concerns. During...
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EbonyRose ·
Cornel West is an IDIOT ... and what he said was STUPID, WRONG and INACCURATE, IMMATURE, and IGNORANT. Now .... how much more directly can I address what the good Dr. has said??
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Muhammad Cipher ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody.
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Yemaya ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody. Absolutely!!
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Muhammad Cipher ·
So Dr. West should be made to answer a question about a sponsorship relationship Tavis had with Wells Fargo, who are the ones (not Tavis) who made loans (as all the banks did) based on fraudulent terms? That sadly confirms the quality of writing that is acceptable on AfricaWeb. And as is the trend, many are tying desperately to not deal directly with the issues raised by Dr West.
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: MLK made a comment about "Guided missiles and unguided men". What would he say about the use of drones and innocent people being killed? Xum That question will NOT be answered on this board nor will there be any substantive look at what Dr West is saying. There will be attempts to dismiss what he's saying by making him (West) the target of personal attacks. The irony of it all isn't lost on everybody. Well ... we don't...
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Cholly ·
I'll just take a wild guess and say that Tavis and West won't attempt in the next 4 years to get an official appointment to see President Obama at the White House in the Oval Office to discuss their poverty agenda since they have already started bitchin' and moaning 3 days before the President took his second oath of office and sworn in. Brother West has a complaint, address your disdain to the King children since they lent the Bible and permission of use to President Obama. And what in the...
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sunnubian ·
My take on Suzy Orman is that she really does know what she is talking about when it comes to finance, personal finance, etc., but, I just personally have a problem with her because of the fact that she is so damn rich by now, promoting all her books, etc., and her rounds on the talk show circuit, PBS, finance advice shows, etc., that it would SEEM that a woman who comes from the background she claims to come from (a struggling waitress), would have free information and/or tools on her...
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Cholly ·
Quote by Dissident: "Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week?" Dr. West isn't the villian. No one considers him a villian but he's not helping his case being depicted as one because he beginning the second term of Obama's presidency the very same way he started and ended the first term.......complaining and bitchin' alongside Tavis about the President not doing absoluty nothing or anything about the African American community, poor people and poverty when they...
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sunnubian ·
I posted this because I thought it was an interesting article, not only because of the author's somehow trying to pin Wellsfargo's unethical and racist lending practices on Tavis Smiley (for M.C.'ing an event, seminars, etc., of all things), but, also how there appears to be an African American machine behind the destruction of the the reputation of both Smiley and West. How was Smiley to know that Wellsfargo was going to engage in such practices ahead of time, before the rest of the...
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sunnubian ·
A Question For Both Tavis Smiley And Cornel West January 21, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Tavis Smiley and Cornel West AFRICANGLOBE – Mr. Tavis Smiley, do you intend to return the Millions of dollars that you reportedly made from herding poor Black people and Hispanics into the Wells Fargo “Ghetto Loan” scam to the people who lost their money and homes? And Dr. West, In your learned opinion, what is the appropriate course of action for your friend and...
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Kocolicious ·
West said: "The righteous indignation of a Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes a moment of political calculation. And that makes my blood boil. Why? Because Martin Luther King, Jr died…he died…for the three crimes against humanity that he was wrestling with. Jim West said: Jim Crow, traumatizing, terrorizing, stigmatizing Black people. Lynching, not just ‘segregation’ as the press likes to talk about. Well...my brotha that's four crimes you cited not three........that's first. Getting old eh?
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Re: Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

sunnubian ·
I would rather give my money directly to Feeding America than to fatten the pockets of either one of them! If their "mission" is so altruistic and selfless .... they why don't they spend some of theirOWN millions to get the word out and bring attention (and maybe a lot of donation money once people find out and want to help!) to the plight of Black kids suffering from hunger? ==================================================================== It would seem that they would spend their own...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: Yet some want to beef about Tavis correctly holding President Obama accountable for not showing up to State of Black America when he knew damn well we were going to vote for him in MASS?? No I think those people are barking up the wrong tree on this issue. ========================================== In a way I kinda agree with this!! I had no problem with Tavis correctly holding President Obama accountable for not showing up to the SOBU!!! But, it was the way he...
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Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty

sunnubian ·
Why We Need To Listen To Tavis, Cornel On Poverty Written by Dr. Boyce Watkins on January 17, 2012 1:43 pm Click for More Next Post Last week, there were rumblings about Tavis Smiley ’s PBS program, “ Reawaking America. ” The program was designed to encourage politicians and citizens to deal with poverty in America, which continues to be ignored by the powers-that-be in Washington. In fact, in last year’s State of the Union Address, President Obama was the first Democratic president since...
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EbonyRose ·
Interesting. Just a couple of days ago, I received an email from 'Smiley & West' touting a new, upcoming "membership" program of their radio show ... where they are asking for $39.00/year or $3.99/month ... which would entitle the 'member' to be able to listen to additional discussion (not aired to the non-paying public), a mug, a T-shirt (I think) .... and a portion of the payment would go as a donation to a poverty organization called "Feeding America" ... whose mission it is to feed...
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Raptor ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: You know, who else is addressing these issues nationally? They have valid points. Some people need to stop looking so much at the issue they have with them and President Obama and look at what they are saying about the conditions in this country especially with African Americans. Because truth be told, the President AND democratic majority congress could've done something more than extending unemployment benefits. That's the truth of the matter. They could've put...
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Dissident ·
Oh Lord! Now Dr. West is the villain. Who will the villain be next week? Some people don't care, I guess. The truth is just a matter of inconvenience. If Dr. King were alive today, he would be the first person in Obama's face to repudiate his extra-judiciary killings, NDAA, Patriot Act, big bank/Wall Street bailouts, and lack of interest in people who are truly suffering. And what is most egregious is that Obama is a Constitutional Lawyer. I mean Bush was a real ignoramus who could cry dumb...
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Kocolicious ·
Yeah but! If Tavis was detailed and adamant about knit-picking essential information the WAY he does my President....he would have exposed the hidden agenda of Wells Fargo in the interim, So...he doesn't GET a pass on that from me, If he used his research skills and critical thinking tools to investigate those he is supporting, the WAY he does my President in his criticism of him,......his NAME wouldn't be highlighted in this unethical lending scam right now cuz he would have FOUND out...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: I posted this because I thought it was an interesting article, not only because of the author's somehow trying to pin Wellsfargo's unethical and racist lending practices on Tavis Smiley (for M.C.'ing an event, seminars, etc., of all things), but, also how there appears to be an African American machine behind the destruction of the the reputation of both Smiley and West. You know .... while I would agree that trying to put blame on Tavis for knowingly trying...
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EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Cholly: No one considers him a villian but he's not helping his case being depicted as one because he beginning the second term of Obama's presidency the very same way he started and ended the first term.......complaining and bitchin' alongside Tavis about the President not doing absoluty nothing or anything about the African American community, poor people and poverty when they have, probably more than anyone else, the knowledge and unique ability to get direct assess...
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Xumbrarchist ·
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Mark Twain's Notebook , 1898 I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. - This quote has been attributed to Mark Twain $100 computers can make our concepts of education obsolete which are actually nothing but schooling. I always found this story interesting: The Status Civilization (1960)by Robert Sheckley http://librivox.org/the-status...-by-robert-sheckley/ Xum
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Kocolicious ·
@ Brotha Cholly!!! You're a man after my own heart!!!! What a brilliant commentary. Just brilliant!!!
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EbonyRose ·
To me, the only thing that makes Dr. West's commentary even minimally respectable is the fact that he didn't focus, neither exclusively or even primarily, only on complaining about the President's lack of addressing the "Black issues" ... which is the complaint that most Black "President-complaining" people seem to ONLY be able to complain about!! (The "the Black President isn't fixing the Black issues of the Black agenda that specifically targets Black people" crowd). He, at least...
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Muhammad Cipher ·
"And your unwavering support of that type of inequitable disparity .... speaks volumes for your own unwillingness at an attempt at 'equal debate' where the President's concerned" Can't agree. Its really simple. Cut out all the marketing hype and lets look at the programs and policies based on their design, the implementation, the performance in light of the depth of the problems people are facing. Every program you name, and policy you cite is subject to the same test. If your focus is on...
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Yemaya ·
I don't agree with Race To the Top, There's no way you're going to sugar coat it to make it go down any smoother. with 16% of black folks unemployed and god knows how many are underemployed, living on less than $250,000 the standard for the 'Middle Class' and enough of us live in neighborhoods or communities where the teachers are piss poor and lack access to proper teaching tools while being required to teach to a test. What are they going to kick kids out of class who don't perform so they...
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EbonyRose ·
@Yemaya .... Well ... since it hasn't been all that long since it started, I think the jury's still out on just HOW affective this program it is or isn't going to be. But what I think the good thing about Race to the Top is, is that .... it's not about 'teaching to a test' ... and actually it's not a national standard that every school has to adhere to, regardless of where they are or what types of students they have or even how much money as a school district they have. Race to the Top is a...
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Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network, with Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey – Week of 10/27/14

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Listen to Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network, with Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey – Week of 10/27/14 Submitted by Nellie Bailey a... on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:51 ba radio on PRN Detroit Marches in Solidarity with Dublin Over Water On November 1, the grassroots Detroit Water Brigade will lead a march in solidarity with the people of Dublin, Ireland, who recently turned out 100,000-strong to protest the first-ever imposition of water fees. Dubliners carried signs linking their...
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Xumbrarchist ·
What a crock! In 1975 Sylvia Porter mentioned DEPRECIATION 5 times in the index of her MONEY BOOK and 4 of them were about depreciation of automobiles. In 2007 I checked FIVE of Suze Orman's books and not one of them mentioned depreciation. There have been 200,000,000+ cars in the US since 1995. At $1,500 lost in depreciation per car per year that is $300,000,000,000 every year. That is FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS since 1995! What has Suze Orman or the economics profession said about that? Now...
 
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