Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

Please vote. If you’re in the U.S. and are legally able to, please vote. You are not only voting for POTUS, you are voting for people to represent your interests on many levels, from police chiefs, commissioners, and sheriffs, to judges and members of Senate.
Get charged with a crime and have to stand before a judge? Depending on the severity of the allegatiin, you may be standing in front of an elected official who may hve been an incumbent you chose to retain in that spot. Same goes for a Sheriff. Elected official. What about those hateful cowards who chose a career that allows them to carry guns and shoot unarmed civilians? Their boss, the Police Chief, is usually appointed by a government entity such as a Mayor, etc. 

Who’d you select for Senate? If you thought Justice Scalia’s death ushered in the chance for some fresh, actually logical, and non-racist fresh blood to take his place, but your party doesn’t have a stronghold on the Senate, then guess what? You may get another Scalia or God forbid, a Clarence Thomas. Why? The next President will appoint someone and in case you don’t remember Obama nominating Merrick Garland for the job and how Republicans delayed and shot down all options for fair discussion on the subject, I’m here to remind you that you’re newly elected President and Senate will make the choice. 
Disappointed in the Mayor changing rules or policies from some as simple as the number of trash pickup days, or more egregious, supporting a police commissioner who allowed drones to film and record citizens without their knowledge or consent, or who as Mayor, had no clue how to stop citizens from “rioting” due to poor policing in a city? Vote for someone you believe will do a better job.

I’m  not telling you who to vote for, that’s your personal choice. Also, there are so many other reasons for  voting,  but right now I  don’t want you to continue reading. I want you to go  out and VOTE! 

Black Wall Street News

On Black Wall Street News, the question is being asked, “Should America Pay?” Pay for what? Reparations! Pundits and gurus and experts on finance as well as slavery and economics, etc. have argued for and against reparations for various ethnic groups, including African Americans for years. What do you have to say about it? Should there be monetary compensation based on the details within the bill, H.R. 40?  Just a reminder for those who like to send hate mail and negative vibes, etc. I’m posting this article for you to have something to think about as you start the week off, for us to have a discussion, and more importantly, because I can. I am not stating that I am “for” or “against” this bill…I’m simply sharing information for us to consume as readers.

Now, back to the business at hand – As stated on Black Wall Street News, “Briefly, H.R. 40 read[s] as follows: “To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.”

Additionally, as stated on John Conyers’ website (rep. Michigan 13th District) where you can find more information about H.R. 40, he includes the following easy-to-read highlights of what his bill does/addresses:

“My bill does four things:

  1. It acknowledges the fundamental injustice and inhumanity of slavery
  2. It establishes a commission to study slavery, its subsequent racial and economic discrimination against freed slaves;
  3. It studies the impact of those forces on today’s living African Americans; and
  4. The commission would then make recommendations to Congress on appropriate remedies to redress the harm inflicted on living African Americans.”

For those of you who enjoy getting into the details and want more information, please dive deeper into this issue by reading the bill, section by section here.

Happy Monday! “HAVE A GREAT WEEK! YOU ARE VALUABLE, LOVED and CARED FOR!” And yes, I had to yell in all caps ’cause messages of love need to be shouted. 🙂