GOP Gov. Christie
will spend $24+ Million NJ Dollars
to Avoid Blacks in General Election
THE ED SHOW
Our national media – the Fourth Estate – has failed to report on the dark agenda of the Republican party which is selling our assets to China, concentrating wealth and power into the hands of the Top 1%, turning their backs on the morals and Christian values of the men who formed and fought and died for our country. Sons and daughters of immigrants have become wealthy and powerful over generations and now satisfy some sinister purpose by fighting to deny civil rights, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for today’s poor, unfortunate and immigrant. Instead, the media is all up in arms when one of them is caught endangering the safety of life and prosperity of the American people all to gain fame or notoriety that comes with a hot news story or a shocking headline. The media aided Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in his war on America’s first black president. With House Speaker, John Boehner, as his second-in-command, McConnell led a campaign in which Republicans, sent to DC to do the people’s business, abrogated their responsibilities passing only a few laws renaming a lot of post offices, and refusing to negotiate with sincerity with Democrats to work as true U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. Did the media call them out on their dereliction of duty? Did they report the real news and hold the feet of our politicians to the fire? No! Yet, they are all excited by the fake and so-called “scandals” that are rooted in the Republicans’ refusal to accept that Barack Obama beat them and won re-election in spite of all their dirty tricks and several efforts at voter suppression. IMHO, the media will be complicit with Republicans when historians recount the fall of the United States of America. Everyday America diminishes more and more. But, it is not too late. Stand with elected Democrats and our grassroots movements to take our country back. [Excuse the tired phrase.] We get the government we fight for. And…if we don’t fight: We get the government we deserve! —GoodOleWoody
When the town’s toilets flush, guess what ends up in African-American yards
Alisa Coe and Bradley Marshall—attorneys in our Florida office—took off on a two-hour drive last month and ended up 60 years away in the rural Georgia town of Rochelle, where black people live on one side of a railroad track and whites on the other.
You’ve heard of this place if you pay attention to news; last weekend the national media was reporting on the local high school’s first interracial prom … ever.
But even as the media focused on the prom, Alisa and Bradley faced up to the town’s mayor and chief of police, who bullied the two attorneys as they investigated claims that the city’s sewer system routinely dumps raw sewage into the streets and yards of the black community (but not the white community). The mayor used his car to block the attorneys’ car when they drove into a black neighborhood, and then screamed and threatened them with arrest. The chief of police pulled up with his lights flashing and told the duo to call him before coming back to Rochelle.
Those fellas obviously didn’t know who they were messing with.
Alisa and Bradley are members of a legal team led by managing attorney David Guest, who is famous in Florida for such things as ignoring alligators as he wades through the Everglades investigating environmental offenses. The whole team’s infused with that spirit.
We didn’t think anything of it – but it was central Illinois, and maybe that made a difference.
Fast forward to today, and here I am heading three hours down the highway from Atlanta to Wilcox County, Ga., where students there are holding their first integrated prom.
We are far from the city, and deep into the land of long, dry soybean fields with lonely tractors at their center. There are no stoplights. Every home I see looks weathered in that country way. And we’re about to pull into a long, gravel driveway to meet a few of the students who’ve decided it was time that black and white students share the same prom.
Wilcox County High is a small high school in the country. We tried to get the superintendant to agree to an interview and he declined. He was very nice about it, and seemed very supportive of the students putting on the integrated prom, but he was clearly negotiating politics.