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Be Inspired: Talent And Persistence

Walter L. Hilliard III, Excerpt From An Inspirational Book I’m Writing: 

Talent And Persistence.  Sure, talent can carry the day when it has been a discovered and nurtured; however, it is persistence that will endure the night, the dawn and eventually give life to yet another day, yet another chance for your talent to rise and see the light.  Talented Black people, or any people, cannot wait to be discovered and nurtured by the dominant culture; they must be self-sufficient and persistent.


Obama Gives Romney A Beatdown

Obama Wins!

Well, for whatever it’s worth – I called it, Barack Obama won, getting 303 electoral votes (needed 270) to Mitt Romney’s 206.  Even though I don’t believe the race should have been as close as it was – and it was only close because of race; minorities stayed away from Romney in droves – the fact that the Republicans were primarily responsible for tanking the economy in 2008, as well as their indifference towards minority groups and women, really hurt the Republican cause.

So the RepubliCons went down in flames and their Voter ID push, and other obstacles, didn’t work.

In regards to battleground states, , although the race was close in all, Obama won Virginia, Florida, Ohio, new Hampshire, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nevada, only losing N. Carolina 50.6 % to 48.4 %.

The old school guard, Donald Trump, called the election a “travesty” and a “sham” because Barack Obama whipped his guy, Mitt Romney.  Funny.

And showing her determination, a young Black mother, with contractions five minutes apart, rushed into her voting center to vote, then returned to her car and drove herself off to the hospital (uhmmmm . . . where’s Poppa Bear?; never mind).  She said she wanted to set an example for her unborn daughter.

Republicans are going to have to redefine and/or overhaul their party by facing their racial demons, at least to the point that they can sincerely work with minorities to bring minority voters into their party.  Latinos are the group they may have their eye on, but Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio, for example, is not enough and doesn’t appear to really relate well to the diverse Latino population outside of Florida’s “White” Cubans (at least they see themselves as such).  In fact, a Media-Latino Decisions poll says Obama won 75 percent of the Latino vote.  Other polls show the president received 70 to 79 percent Latino vote support, depending on what your looking at.

I’m no Obama fan, but I’ve always said choosing him is better than Romney running the country.  But what’s intriguing is that in 2012, why is it that Black interest still have to ride in the back of the Country Bus?  Why is ignoring Black people’s problems, while acknowledging gays, conservatives, women, Hispanics, and others, a winning proposition?  Or is it?  We don’t know because Obama never acknowledges us; and he only acknowledged Trayvon Martin after outrage started building and guilt slowly entered into his consciousness.

So my question is: will Obama do something about the Black-on-Black violence in these cities (send in the National Guard), our double and triple unemployment, as well as 50 percent of our teens being unemployed, the million Black men in prison (and high Black female population), and the 28 percent Black poverty rate

Or maybe he’s even more entrenched in his mindset to ignore the issue of Race?  And if Black people lack the common sense to demand better — giving Obama 96 percent of their vote — then they shall not have better.  Too bad for our children.  You’d think we’d be better role models after 500 years.

Ann Coulter ‘Liberals Treat Blacks Like Children’

Well, well, now.


Conservative blabber mouth Anne Coulter, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” finally said something sensible when she said that gays, immigrants, feminist, and even the homeless have basically hijacked Black’s Civil Rights Movement and that America owes Blacks because of slavery, but owes nothing to these other groups.  Because the US has a history of slavery and Jim Crow laws,  “Civil Rights are for Blacks,” said Coulter.   She added that “Civil Rights are not immigrant rights.”  Coulter was also right when she said democrats have “treated Blacks like children.”  And that “democrats are dropping the Blacks and moving on to the Hispanics.”


Well, duhhhh, but what she said is news for most Americans because they’ve ignored or have been indifferent to the plight of Black people  — racism, poverty, mass incarceration — since slavery.


The problem is Ann is just playing games with folks minds because we all know she doesn’t give a damn about Black people.  She could actually publish a book with the insults she’s levied at Blacks over the years.


I will be evaluating this issue in depth in an upcoming article, but the bottom line is that being Black is not even comparable to being gay because Black people cannot hide their skin color like gays can hide their sexuality; thus, having Black skin makes one immediately identifiable and a target of racial discrimination, including being harassed or even killed by the police for a mere traffic stop, or denied a bank loan or apartment.  When your Black face leaves your doorstep in the morning and goes out into the world, you have to put up with constant overt and covert discrimination because of your race.


Don’t ask me, examine the stats and the facts, watch the evening news, listen to the stories, replay the Rodney King tape.


It is what it is.