Press Release: PRESIDENT OBAMA’S REMARKS AT THE CBCF DINNER

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                              September 24, 2011
 
 
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
AT CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION
ANNUAL PHOENIX AWARDS DINNER
 
Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C. 
 
  8:30 P.M. EDT
 
 
     THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, CBC!  (Applause.)  Thank you so much. Thank you.  Please, everybody have a seat.  It is wonderful to be with all of you tonight.  It’s good to be with the conscience of the Congress.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Chairman Cleaver and brother Payne, for all that you do each and every day.  (Read more)

 

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GOP SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES IGNORE BLACK COMMUNITY by Cash Michaels

Until District 4 candidate Venita Peyton walked in 45 minutes late, there were no Republican school board candidates who participated in last week’s 2011 Candidates Forum at Martin Street Baptist Church.

And even though the sponsors – the Wake County Voter Education Coalition, the NC Black Women’s Empowerment Network, and the Alpha Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – had invited all of the candidates weeks in advance, most of the GOP’ers – Heather Losurdo, Eric Squires and Jennifer Mansfield (an independent who vied for the Republican endorsement) in District 3; and Donna Williams in District 6 – never even bothered to respond. (Read more)

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Why Are Americans So Docile? – Source: Open Salon

  Forbes magazine reported that, as of this month, the four hundred richest Americans enjoyed a combined  worth of $1.53 trillion, which figure had increased from 1.37 trillion over the previous year. Their combined  wealth was thus approximately  equivalent to the GDP of Canada. Almost simultaneously, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the real median household income in  the  United States had declined to $49,995, or 2.3% from 2009 , while the nation’s poverty rate had increased to 43.569 million people, or 15.1 of the total population, and the number of people without health care insurance had grown to 49.9 million. (Read more)

Barack Obama And Slavery Reparations – Source: Open Salon

The Law of Punishment and Reward

Anyone who captures a free person, brings them to another country against their will, forces them to do manual labor without pay, while physically and psychologically abusing them – denying them equal rights to resources are creating a moral and ethical system by which redress is inevitable. Although the era supported this type of behavior and it was acceptable by the legitimate government one could argue that no wrong was committed – except the one who was subjected to the treatment. For them, it was not consensual therefore it’s illegal and degrading. Let’s say he/she was subjected to this type of treatment suddenly and unexpectedly. The psychological ramifications would be astronomical leaving mental scars for generations to come. (Read more)

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Semper Fi: Marines Coming To Protect Protesters On Wall Street – Source: Addicting Info

The thousands of indefatigable Wall Street protestors, risking their eyes and recording equipment against Wall Street’s personal jack-booted thugs in the NYPD, recently garnered even more support– the US Marines. That’s the type of support that may make an NYPD cop think twice before he decides to go all Tiananmen Square on a group of teenage girls, armed with chalk and cardboard signs (maybe it’s because they are spelled properly?). (Read more)

US Army Selects First Black Female Major General

General Marcia Anderson has become the first Black woman to hold the esteemed position of major general in the history of the U.S. Army.

Marcia now holds the third-highest ranking position in the army and will be stationed at the office of the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve in Washington, D.C. (Read more)

Homegoing For Leslie “Sonny” McDougal husband of Carolyn McDougal NAACP President Harnett County Dunn NC.

My condolence goes out to Carolyn McDougal and family on the loss of your love one Leslie “Sonny” McDougal.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

Song: Be Blessed – Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr.

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