Monday, October 17, 2011

Meet Herman Cain

Ok America, how do i describe the legitimacy of the Presidential candidacy of Herman Cain? In 2011 there are those who would say "That's My Guy," simply because his statements are in line with most racist around the country. "It is your fault if you don't have a job", or "If i had Cancer under ObamaCare i would be dead" to name a few. This man is AfroAmerican and a great entertainer for the Tea Party. Nothing more!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Parents, Are You Ready!!!!

Welcome New Parents and returning Parents to the first day of school. I know that this year will be a very challenging one due to additional budget cuts and excessing of Teachers city wide. We know Albany does not have extra funds, and Congress under Republican leadership believe in, "doing more with less." Can we afford to neglect our children? Parents, will you attend the once a month PTA meetings? All the information concerning your child's school will be discussed. Parents, will you Turn Off the Television at home and mandate strict study habits? Parents, when ever possible will you volunteer in your child's school or on class trips? These questions are essential to a new Parent and returning Parents. How many did you say "Yes"? How many said "No"?
Parents, will you give good advice  to another from what you learned the previous year? Will you explain what their role is in the school? Will you work with the Principal everyday to ensure a most productive school year? Will you help raise funds and provide the small supplies(i.e. hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper) that the D.O.E. has cut off? We must show how in spite of budgetary restraints that our schools will function above and beyond all expectations.
Now for returning teachers to our community, i found this Article:
PATTERSON, N.J. — Jennifer O’Brien has been suspended from her job as a Patterson, New Jersey first grade teacher after she made a post on her blog referring to her students as “future criminals.”
O’Brien claimed that she wasn’t a teacher — but a “warden for future criminals” — and said that she wanted a “Scared Straight” program for her young students.
The New American reports:
Wow, does the N.Y.C. Dept. of Education monitor the Teachers or Teacher Aides to see what they write about our children? How do they really feel about teaching today? These questions are not to bash our teachers, but can our community root out the bad fish? Did Principals take into consideration not to measure just test scores but an overwhelming commitment that EVERY CHILD MUST LEARN. This 2011-2012 school year will enlighten us all.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Throw Your Guns In The Air

'Throw your guns in the Air', was the name of a popular song by the early 90's rap group Onyx. And "Buck Buck like you just don't care" was a popular verse. A song nearly 20 years old that young men of color still idealized to this day. In the 80's as well as the 90's dodging bullets is nothing new to the baby boomer's of that era. Now jump ahead 10 more years, a new era of gun violence has emerged. No longer do they shoot at each other at park events, but shoot up in the air to cause human stampedes.
I was sadden to learn that South Jamaica Queens has the most reported incidents of menacing with a gun in 2011. Our youth have not had male role models to guide them. We are quick to blame society, but have we looked in the mirror lately. Yes we can say government should help, But We Must Lead. No one can understand a community better than those that were raised there. Far too long many sat around a dinner table and talked about what's wrong. Now lets talk about solutions.
Can we really change our youths behavior? Well, not over night. We must mentor to those that will listen. Remember South Jamaica Queens, this will be a movement to save thousands of our youth. However, we will not be able to save them all. Some may have to end up in the penal system, some may have to go to a form of boot camp. Still many can be saved here if we commit ourselves to this task. There are proven programs that work for our youth(i.e. United Black Men, Life camp, NAACP youth council, Southeast Queens Young Dem's to name a few) . These programs with little or No Funding carry on the fight to save our youth everyday. We need to support these and other like organizations. Stand Strong Urban America, Lets Change Our Youth One Child at a Time!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can Obama Win in 2012?

To answer this question one must first look at his accomplishments. Health Care reform, Saving America's Auto Industry, Protecting Entitlement Programs, Education Reform, Bailout of America's Banks to name a few. Liabilities are JOBS not created quick enough, the war in Afghanistan, and the perception that Obama is a weak leader. America please listen and learn, Our President Can Win. We must send a message to the Tea Party. No New Cuts, More Taxes on the Rich!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Can Two Parties Work Together

What happen to America first? Did Congress forget that we will default August 1, 2011. I blame political leaders on the Republican side that must answer to the Tea Party. Well we must let them know that one small group will not speak for the country. The RNC claims that a plan was put forth to the President that has bipartisan support. To quote a republican congressman" You Lie".
There was no agreement that included even some of the President's demand for a long term balanced approach. America can no longer afford tax cuts for the very wealthy. We Must Raise Revenue and Cut Spending. Manny more Americans are living on Social Security. Will Speaker Boehner let 20 million Seniors starve? Your own party believes that default is wrong, not now not ever!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

America's Debt Ceiling

Can a brother get a break? President Obama is asking Congress to raise the Debt Ceiling for the first time in office. Did America forget that under Bush we raised it seven times? Can a Brother get a break? Republicans say that our deficit spending under Obama's first year in office is over 1 Trillion. Did America forget about the Stimulus package that included bailouts for Banks and the Auto Industry? Or to the citizens of this great nation that's out of work? Can a brother get a break? We are fighting two wars over seas that cost tax payers nearly one Billion a week. Republicans demanded tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans without any new plans for generating revenue. I as the question again, Can a brother get a break? For eight years we have watched former president Bush sink us down a hole and the Republican controlled house did nothing to stop him. Where was the Ultra-Conservative or Tea Party then? Speaker Boehner needs to stand up like our President and make the tough choices for our Country. This Mess will take years to get out of, but we all must share in the pain!!!!!!