Saturday, November 26, 2011

Get Over it Barack Obama is African-American (BLACK) and the President!

President Obama has endured hate speech, disrespectful congressional members, threats, and nonstop criticism for three years.  I believe that most of the criticism is based mainly on the fact that he doesn't look like the other previous forty-three presidents.

When will the Republican Party, conservatives, and Tea Party members realize and accept the fact that Obama is a Christian who has declared his faith on countless occasions and that he believes in God? I believe that President Obama knows that it was God who made it possible for a self proclaimed African-American to become president and commander-in-chief of the United States of America.

It is time for those who hate President Obama or dislike him because of the color of his skin to get over it. He is your president too. More importantly it is time for the "main stream" media to stop making these unworthy criticism stories of people who dislike the President Obama because of his race "NEWS. "The latest none worthy story includes the statement that President Obama didn't mention God during his Thanksgiving speech. 

In his November 24, 2011, weekly address President Obama stated in part: "From my family to yours, I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Like millions of Americans, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will spend the day eating great food, watching a little football and reflecting on how truly lucky we truly are.

As Americans, each of us has our own list of things and people to be thankful for. But there are some blessings we all share.

I know that for many of you, this Thanksgiving is more difficult than most. But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny. The problems we face didn’t develop overnight, and we won’t solve them overnight. But we will solve them. All it takes is for each of us to do our part.

With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.

So today, I’m thankful to serve as your President and Commander-and-Chief. I’m thankful that my daughters get to grow up in this great country of ours. And I’m thankful for the chance to do my part, as together, we make tomorrow better than today.

Thanks, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving."

Anyone who is finds a reason to complain about the content of President Obama’s Thanksgiving Speech is not being fair and or has other motives for their criticism. I thank God for President Obama and his vision of equality and justice for this nation. I am also thankful during this Thanksgiving weekend that we have a president who is willing to seek reelection after enduring relentless criticism and a media that reports many of those unworthy and unjust criticism as NEWS.

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer click link to preview proof of Spitzer and J Goncalves perjury which according to the U S Supreme Court ruling in Sanderson meant that my case should not have been dismissed as a matter of law. You don't have to have a Kindle to get this book it can be downloaded to your smart phone or Kindle.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Dear President Obama: We Can’t Wait the Civil Right Act of 1964 needs to be amended again

President Obama we can’t wait the Civil Right Act of 1964 needs to be amended again. The Herman Cain alleged work place sexual harassment news coverage present you the perfect time to once again address and correct unlawful work place behavior that harms minorities emotionally and financially. President Obama I believe that we can’t wait until next year or your next term in office to address employment discrimination and the toll that it has on African-Americans.
On January 29, 2009, you signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Like Ledbetter based on my belief that other Civil Rights Act of 1964 employment discrimination and retaliation victims will unjustly be denied a jury trial I am still fighting. As you stated in your remarks the day that you signed the Ledbetter Act Ledbetter didn’t give up fighting for a just cause. Just like Ledbetter I too could have given up and avoided the unimaginable pain and depression  that continues to occur in my life fourteen years after initially filing my Pro-Se lawsuit, ten years after the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit refused to reverse the unjust dismissal of my lawsuit, and nine years after the United States Supreme Court refused to review, remanded, and/or reverse the dismissal of my case.

During your remark on the Ledbetter bill you stated in part: ”It is fitting that with the very first bill I sign - the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act - we are upholding one of this nation's first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness. Lilly Ledbetter didn't set out to be a trailblazer or a household name. She was just a good hard worker who did her job - and did it well - for nearly two decades before discovering that for years, she was paid less than her male colleagues for the very same work. Now, Lilly could have accepted her lot and moved on. She could have decided that it wasn't worth the hassle and harassment that would inevitably come with speaking up for what she deserved. But instead, she decided that there was a principle at stake, something worth fighting for. So she set out on a journey that would take more than ten years, take her all the way to the Supreme Court, and lead to this bill which will help others get the justice she was denied.”

For more than five years I have pleaded and begged CNN, Soledad Obrien, 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, Oprah, Jessie Jackson, Congressman Shelia Jackson-Lee, Tavis Smiley, Clinton in her role as Senator of New York to review my factual allegations of employment discrimination and abuse of power by Eliot Spitzer (filing seven perjured summary judgment motion declarations) and his staff at the New York State Attorney General Office.
I believe that my racism experience detailed in my book sheds light on employment discrimination and retaliation. That light will reveal that salutary purpose of summary judgment (to avoid unnecessary trials) and the rights of all Americans to a jury trial can both be accomplished with a well written and defined amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Amending the Civil Rights Act again would prevent one judge from having the absolute power to grant summary judgment motions that dismiss discrimination and retaliation cases.

Vera Richardson

“Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer”

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Herman Cain is Being Victimized by Racism

Racism is playing a big part in the media and the Republican Party efforts to use alleged sexual harassment allegations and settlement agreements that happened in the 90’s to end Herman Cain’s hope of being the Republican nominee for the Oval Office.

There is a double standard in the way discrimination and sexual harassment is covered by the media in this country. When the alleged victim(s) is "White" they are given an opportunity to present their story and case to the nation and media. On the other hand true African-American victim’s cries for justice are ignored and discredited by any means necessary.

I am one of many African-Americans who have been victimized at work (employment discrimination). No one appears to be interested getting the facts in my case or holding my abusers accountable for their actions.I challenge any media network or media personality to investigate and report on my racial and sexual motivated employment discrimination and retaliation experience and the fact that I was victimized by
Eliot Spitzer and the New York State Attorney General’s Office .

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dear Herman Cain: Racism Does Hurts

NOTE:  This video was accidentally recorded while I was listening to another video that I recorded as a video response to Shirley Sherrod’s July 2010 discrimination firing experience.  I am crying in the video because of Sherrod’s personal painful racism history and the pain that racism (employment discrimination) caused me. Today, November 5, 2011, I am still suffering emotionally, financially, and physically, from my employment discrimination and retaliation experience with New York State Department of Correctional Services which violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and Eliot Spitzer’s actions that denied me a jury trial.

Now that past allegations of sexual harassment have surfaced against Herman Cain he is realizing what many victims of racism have always known RACE does matter in America. During an October 9, 2011, appearance on CNN’s” State of the Union” Herman Cain responding to African Americans struggling economically in America stated in part:  "They weren't held back because of racism. People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve."

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Video: I was There When President Obama Celebrates Martin Luther King’s Life and Death

It was an honor and a great pleasure for me to be a part of the remarkable audience of like minded supporters of President Obama and Dr. King an their vision of equality and justice for all Americans. President Obama reminded this nation and the world that change didn’t come easy for Dr. King. In fact 50 years after Kings historic Civil Rights Match his work still isn’t done i.e. the top one percent in America controls forty percent of America’s wealth.

Vera Richardson
Author of “Screwed by Former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer”