Sunday, November 7, 2010

African-Americans Vote and Stop Behaving Like the Children of Israel

I believe that during the November 2, 2010, mid-term elections African-Americans behaved like the children of Israel after they were delivered from slavery. Exodus 14:12 of King James Version of the Bible: “Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt; saying Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.”

After witnessing all of the never ending opposition to President Obama by the Republican Party I believe that many minorities feel like Velma Hart. Velma an African- American woman stated during a September 20, 2010, town hall meeting that she is exhausted from defending President Obama and his agenda.

Other minorities believe that race relations have gotten worse since President Obama’s election. Some middle class minorities believe that they were doing better before Obama’s presidency.

President Obama said that change wouldn't come easy in this country and the November 2, 2010, midterms proved that fact. President Obama can’t get weary and give up and we can’t get weary and give up either.

The poor, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, the under educated, and women need President Obama to continue fighting for us and his agenda. We must trust God and know that just like He delivered the children of Israel He will protect and deliver us too.

We must vote in every election as if it’s a presidential election. Additionally, I want President Obama to know that he is loved by Jesus, my family, me, and millions in this country and around the world.

September 7, 2014 UPDATE
Hispanic Americans, President Obama's decisions to delay (not use an Executive Action) on Immigration Reform until after the midterms is necessary politics. Stop behaving like children of Israel. He appointed Justice Sotomayor, used an Executive Order for the Dreamers, elevated Mayor
Vera Richardson

Preview and/or buy my book Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
I believe God created me to shed light on employment discrimination and for that light to cause POUS to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 again. Amending the Act again who protect victims from summary judgment motions that deny them a jury trial and justice.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We will take our country back is one of the slogans that Republicans and Tea Party candidates have used to controlled the midterm election debate. Like many other African-Americans the thought of going back is unacceptable to me.

The tone and words of the Republicans and/or Tea Party candidates sound like Governor George Wallace in his 1963 Inaugural Address: “Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.

On Friday October 29 – October 31, 2010, I attended the 35th anniversary of the Alpha Kappa Alpha establishing a chapter at the University of Florida. Founded in 1853 the University of Florida is the oldest university in Florida. African-Americans were allowed to attend until September 1958. I was accepted to attend Fall of 1972 freshman class at the University of FL.

My recent visit to the University of Florida was one of the best weekends of my life. I enjoyed reconnecting with the women that pledged with me 35 years ago. More importantly I enjoyed and rejoice in the beautiful young women who are currently attending U of F. These women will join other Alpha Kappa Alpha women who are doctors, lawyers, teachers, superintendents of school districts, business owners, and writers as they continue to become more productive American citizens.

The same people who want to take their country back want to abolish the Department of Education. They want to return education to individual states. The possibility that minority children will not have the opportunity to obtain a quality education and minority adults will not have the opportunity to have rewarding productive careers and lives is the reason that the Republican Party Can’t take this country back.

Vera Richardson
Preview and/or buy book "Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer" to START a factual race conversation that can change Americ