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The Absence of Black Leadership in America - Beyond Trayvon Martin
Americanlivewire.com ^ | 3-31-2012 | Danielle Sherrill

Posted on 03/31/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by Driftwood1

The Absence of Black Leadership in America – Beyond Trayvon Martin. Today, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and NAACP leader, Ben Jealous, marched in Sanford, Florida, the city in which Trayvon Martin, 17, was killed last month. These black leaders have come out in full force in support of justice for Trayvon, demanding that George Zimmerman, the shooter, be arrested. But, where are these black leaders when there’s not a tragedy they can profit from?

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KEYWORDS: blackkk; blackleadership; florida; georgezimmerman; leadership; murders; racism; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 03/31/2012 3:06:51 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

sad, all they have as leadership are the race hustlers who are in it for themselves and not there people.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 3:09:55 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Driftwood1

Meanwhile, unemployment is the worst in how many years? Urban school districts are absolute disasters. And the ghetto is still the ghetto.

So it’s a good question.....where are the so called “leaders”?

If they truly gave a damn, they’d worry about alot more other than Thugvon Martin


3 posted on 03/31/2012 3:09:56 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize. OK check. Next?)
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To: Driftwood1

” The Absence of Black Leadership in America”

I read articles like this 30 years ago. Only change is that blacks have even more children without fathers, and the violence has escalated.


4 posted on 03/31/2012 3:15:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Driftwood1

Blacks need new leaders, or no leaders, anything but plantation masters they have now.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 3:20:48 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Driftwood1

Are there any black freepers? If so, I would certainly like to hear their opinions about this article.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 3:23:49 PM PDT by demas415
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To: Driftwood1
Another Duke case.....

P.S. Crystal Magnum is in jail for stabbing her boyfriend to DEATH.

If the law was working properly, he'd be alive.

7 posted on 03/31/2012 3:24:06 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Driftwood1

It is like there are no moderate Muslims. They all seem to be extremist fanatics or suppoorters thereof, and no one urges calm. The level-headed Blacks pipe up and are immediately branded Uncle Toms, or worse, by the media and the outrageius self-appointed Black “leaders”. And the #1 soul brother in chicef is leading the parade (even tho he has never suffered a day in his life under any kind of disenfranchizement or discrimination. A perfumed prince raised in the lap of luxury, by white people, in suburbia, best schools, no sweat - except a nagging wannabe urge to be a street gangsta punk to live up to his wife’s and Pastor Wright’s expectations)


8 posted on 03/31/2012 3:26:13 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Driftwood1

The Trayvons are coming. And they won’t stop ‘til they get innocents killed.


9 posted on 03/31/2012 3:27:57 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Driftwood1

Black Leadership???

How about Allen West. Oh, I forgot, he is a Republican.

(Yes and he is a Republican that I would vote for in any election he chose to run in, including POTUS.)


10 posted on 03/31/2012 3:31:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Driftwood1
As a black man I think that we as individuals need to responsibility for ourselves! Why do we need someone to lead us? I'm doing fine without Jesse Jackson (sucks) and Alan West (great man)!

I never hear the word white leadership!
11 posted on 03/31/2012 3:33:07 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: Driftwood1

There is big money in being a professional black (being black for a living)

There is no money in being a black leader


12 posted on 03/31/2012 3:35:52 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Texas Fossil

———How about Allen West.——

The man is a leader. He in not a leader of blacks.

He is a dedicated professional but not a professional black (ie black for a living)


13 posted on 03/31/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Driftwood1

Black leaders in America...? An oxymoron if there ever was one....


15 posted on 03/31/2012 3:46:46 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; kristinn; All
Mentioned on another thread that if charges are not filed family can not sue...Does anyone know if that is true?
Are we in a “follow the money” scenario?
16 posted on 03/31/2012 3:48:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; maggie

Can that be verified?


17 posted on 03/31/2012 3:55:31 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Driftwood1

The civil rights movement has always been about communists using blacks to shake down whitey for more and more loot through the electoral process.

Now that they have reached he end of that trail, they will come after the money with arms and lawyers.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: bert

Yep, he is a leader.

I am old and there are few people I would follow into battle. He is one.

He is a great speaker. He is a great patriot. He is destined for great things, possibly not in politics.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 3:55:45 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: hoosiermama

Even if Florida prosecutors never bring criminal charges against George Zimmerman, can Trayvon Martin’s family sue Zimmerman in civil court?

This is the latest question being asked of Trayvon’s parents, even though they appear to be focused on finding criminal justice for their son. Nonetheless, it’s an important one — and one this blogger would ordinarily answer with a resounding “yes.”

From Reuters.


20 posted on 03/31/2012 3:57:49 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

I sure do love Allen West.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 3:59:13 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Funny you never hear a peep from them when innocent white people are killed by the trayvons of the world. I believe the black so called leaders think it is just punishment for whites to be killed by blacks.


22 posted on 03/31/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: Driftwood1

Here’s the article about the Martin’s ability to sue in civil court:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/30/tagblogsfindlawcom2012-injured-idUS8492098520120330


23 posted on 03/31/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: Driftwood1

If they would take responsibility and quit blaming everyone else; they might get somewhere; but holding and acting with hate and malice they will stay down.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: shalom aleichem

Obaby is not even close at being a real soul brother.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 4:02:11 PM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: hoosiermama
Can everything that WaPo, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NYT, CNN, the Miami Herald, Huffington Post and thousands of others write be “verified” and by whom? Everyone accepts their propaganda as gospel...
26 posted on 03/31/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ForAmerica

I agree with you. It seems that it is the Media who chooses the spokesmen for the entire Black population of America. It’s not just the Libs, but the blabber Hannity and other Fox Media folks. So, why do they do choose these who they choose when there are plenty of good men and women to hear from? I think we have our answer right there. Outrageousness = Ratings!


27 posted on 03/31/2012 4:05:57 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Driftwood1
Leadership??? really... LEADERSHIP!!!

A FREE-MAN doesn't roam in a pack with the need for a leader.

If you are a FREE-MAN then having to have someone tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it without taking responsibility for your actions makes you a SLAVE.

These are PATHETIC moral cripples that can't figure out that if you skip school and have no marketable skills, HAVE NO WORK ETHIC and are lazy, addicted to drugs and alcohol, get pregnant and/or make babies that aren't cared for and BRAG that ya ain't in prison, humiliate, kill or maim others in your tribe that try to make something of themselves for "talking/acting white"....... your F#cked.

they are so stupid and without any meaningful worth that if water is coming down the street and rising up to their noses , they would be incapable of even walking away without a "leader" taking care of them.

How pathetic an existence is that. How utterly abysmal and bleak must your life be that you look on the television and you see Jesse Jowels Jackson, Al Sharpton, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles B. Rangel,Alcee Hastings, Maxine Waters and our Teleprompter of the United States of America as "leaders" .

bwahahahahahahaha... It's like looking at the clown car and trying to figure out which is the "leader". Create something, make something, invent something, get a patent, discover something.... or just smoke the chronic, screw your 14 year old girlfriend or any number of girl friends, act like a "thug" and go to prison or live off the government nipple.

I don't need a "leader". I need the government to follow the rule of law and get the parasites off of me. I need NOTHING but the protection of the armed forces and even that is being bastardized by our precious "leaders".

28 posted on 03/31/2012 4:09:27 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Driftwood1

The question to ask is: Are blacks just stupid; racist; easily fooled; or all of the above.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 4:09:41 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Dick Vomer

Bravo - well said!!!


30 posted on 03/31/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: bert

Ah, Mr. Alan West!!! Not a Black man, not a White man, not an Hispanic man, just simply a fantastic, gifted American man!!! When people look and listen to Alan West, they do not see a Black man, they see a true, loyal and dedicated American man!!! That is the way it should be for “all” Americans. As MLK, stated, “Judge a man, not by his color, race or religion, but by the content of his character!!!”

If Black Americans want freedom, opportunity, liberty, education, advancement by individual action, and great futures for their children, and children yet to come, they better get in gear and drop the “jive”, Obama mantra!!! The flim/flam Obama gig just don’t cut the mustard in the real world. Wise up, people, and grab and earn your own destiny. Your leaders have, and are betraying you!!!


31 posted on 03/31/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Texas Fossil
How about Allen West. Oh, I forgot, he is a Republican.

Even Alan West took Trayvon's side initially, until later info made that untenable.

32 posted on 03/31/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Driftwood1
These black leaders

It's time we stopped referring to these pimps as "leaders." Leaders lead. When was the last time Al Sharpton led anything but a mob? When did Jesse Jackson ever lead anyone to anything but ineffective confrontation? They haven't had an original idea in 50 years, they're always a day late and a dollar short and show up with the same stale chants and the same tired rhetoric. And in between crises, they usually just vanish. Until the next headline opportunity arises.

They're anything but leaders.

33 posted on 03/31/2012 4:24:07 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Trueblackman; demas415; rdb3

Ping!


34 posted on 03/31/2012 4:27:29 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Doc Savage

Old habits die hard. Many of my acquaintances in Kansas and Missouri vote Democrat because generations of their family before them did. My response, “Today’s Democrat party is not the same Democrat party that your parents and grandparents supported.” In our society today, the number of social and moral issues which are tearing our society apart has grown so large that it is becoming overwhelming.


35 posted on 03/31/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Your post is vague..i am not sure how you feel about this situation.../s


36 posted on 03/31/2012 4:30:58 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Dumbass move.

He should have known better.


37 posted on 03/31/2012 4:32:06 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: IronJack

Absolutely correct.


38 posted on 03/31/2012 4:45:05 PM PDT by Driftwood1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop posting that link.


39 posted on 03/31/2012 4:57:26 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ForAmerica

An excellent point, a free man/woman needs no one to lead them, they think and act for themselves, not depend on anyone to do that for them.

That point is lost on most in the media and academia. Although I am a white woman, I need no one’s leadership in my own life, there are those I look up to and admire, but I am free and make my own way, within the bounds of my faith and the law.

It’s so sad, that in some ways, some in the black community still feel the need to follow these “leaders” rather than have the courage to strike out on their own. That kind of courage is admired by most but not by those who wish to keep them bound. Hopefully, soon there will be an awakening in their community.


40 posted on 03/31/2012 5:16:18 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." ---)
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To: PapaBear3625
From your link:

From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him….against the direction of the 911 responder. Let’s all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason.

What he read was the "press" coverage that was intentionally distorted to the point of outright lies. Is that an excuse? No. But it does not diminish my respect for Allen West.

41 posted on 03/31/2012 5:38:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: pallis

Whites too need new leaders


42 posted on 03/31/2012 5:48:50 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Driftwood1
There's only one thing that would stop the slaughter of young black males on America's streets. That would be strict enforcement of curfews and allowing police to stop and frisk all black males between 13 and 35. All gatherings of black males of more than three would be broken up. Would it all be unconstitutional? Certainly. Would millions of law-abiding black males be unfairly penalized for the actions of the few? Certainly. Would these stricter methods save thousands of black males from dying from violence at an early age? Again, certainly.

But it won't happen. Not only because it's unconstitutional, but a lot of liberal members of the legal profession would easily shoot it down for political reasons. They'd rather see the slaughter go on then do the right thing. And current black "leaders" are more concerned about getting re-elected and extorting money out of guilty whites than stopping the carnage. Therefore, the slaughter of thousands of young, black males by other young, black males will continue like it has for the last fifty years.

43 posted on 03/31/2012 9:21:30 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Driftwood1

When there isnt a tragedy, Al,Jesse and other black leaders slither back into the swamp. They have their lackys gather up all the loot they were able to extort from various cities and companies{Jesse Jackson’s son got a Budwisser dealership by threatening the parent company afterall}.
Then they watch the results of their mission and wait til the next thing happens.


44 posted on 04/01/2012 1:55:45 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: driftless2
Prior to the 1960's, we did not have the degree of killing among young black men that we experience today. For the most part, black men in their 20's were either married or anticipating getting married, and married men tend to behave less irresponsibly.

What happened in the 60's? Welfare. Black women saw that they did not need a husband, because Uncle Sugar give them more income than being married to a low-income husband would.

So black men were left without purpose, and men without purpose die.

45 posted on 04/01/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

totally agree - O has an huge identity crisis


46 posted on 04/01/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: rovenstinez

Sheep need leaders.


47 posted on 04/01/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Driftwood1
Typical Uncle Tom Stuff...
Yo!
48 posted on 04/01/2012 3:23:53 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: PapaBear3625
Even Alan West took Trayvon's side initially, until later info made that untenable.

If West is that quick to judgement, he is pandering to the brothers, and no better than Hussein.

Certainly not national leadership material.

49 posted on 04/01/2012 3:30:18 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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