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What Has He Done For You Lately

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Posted:  June 22, 2012  //  No comments

Lately I have been reading the string of ridiculous messages from certain bloggers such as Dr. Boyce Watkins, other black commentators, etc… Your disappointment should grow from knowing the source of these allegations, Praise 102.5, Atlanta’s Gospel Station is where I read this article.

This question makes me incredibly very upset. This has to be the most ignorant and disrespectful question, how can someone with a PhD ask such a question:

What is Obama doing for black America?

Our educational system has failed us when a man can earn a PhD in this country but not know how to track the progress of the current president of his own democracy.

Dr. Boyce claims that the President hasn’t done anything for nonviolent offenders. The nonviolent offenders that he speaks of are drug dealers, drug dealers such as Mario Lloyd of Chicago, the notorious drug lord who has been unstoppable since the 80’s running a multimillion dollar cocaine distribution, who received 14 life sentences, FINALLY.

As a black person, I am quite offended by Dr. Boyce’s allegations that the current concerns of the black community is saving a millionaire drug lord facing drug charges. Charges that apparently you must be facing if you are black, because we all sell drugs, right Dr. Boyce?  Furthermore, I am certain the concerns of the black community are being heard, responded to and advocated for by our current President Barack Obama.

-President Obama has advocated for black youth who want an education but cannot afford it. It is up to congress to act on the “Pay As You Earn” proposal along with the fact that students do not understand what they are signing for when receiving student loans in their freshman year of college.

  • President Obama advocates for Black people who cannot afford healthcare with the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act popularly known as Obamacare, or as I like to call it “ObamaCARES”!
  • His wife advocates for healthier eating habits and old fashioned gardening.  Many blacks are facing issues with unhealthy eating habits that cause child obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, etc. which stem from not eating the right foods
  • The President promotes stem cell research for the benefit of multiple sclerosis, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, arthritis, and numerous other ailments but the most imperative to blacks is diabetes and sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell anemia is a black disease, an inherited disorder that affects the red blood cells.
  • He has helped many heterosexual blacks who are dealing with persecution in their home communities and churches by standing up to support the constitutional rights of America’s LGBT community and further push tolerance within the black community
  • The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act provides $2.55 billion in mandatory funding for these institutions – dollars that can be used to renew, reform, and expand programming, particularly America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving-Institutions

You see Dr. Boyce since the New Deal on through the Civil Rights Movement, Democrats have fought long and hard, since Fannie Lou Hamer of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party was seated at her first Democratic Convention, since Congressman John Lewis proud Democrat from Georgia took that faint less walk in Alabama, Democrats have been working for the better of African Americans.  Just as the President we elected has been working hard for the good law abiding African Americans, that want to educate themselves, want to work, want to provide for their families and want to grow their business and live safely as one nation under God.

That is how Civil Rights works, we no longer live in the Jim Crow south, it is no longer separate but equal, more so just equal.

So when President Obama ‘sticks his neck out’ for the gay community or the immigrants, the students, the young, the poor, the old, the sick, the tired or any other huddle masses, it effects us all…..

Every last American…. including the black ones.

So Dr. Boyce does this answer your question.

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