Friday, December 5, 2014

Black Lives Matters: Call Senator Reid 202-224-3542 to Confirm ALL Pres Obama Judges

          Thank you Senator Reid for being a friend to African-Americans and President Obama

The grand juries decisions not to indicted police officers in Ferguson, MO and NYC in the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Gardner highlights the need for a fair judiciary. African-Americans and all people who believe that Black lives matters please use this movement to CHANGE the make up of the federal courts.

According to a USA Today November 1, 2013, article "Lining the federal bench with judges who enjoy lifetime tenure is one of the most significant perks of the presidency. Two terms presidents generally appoint nearly 40% or 350 of the 874 federal judges. That's a game changing number. Imagine the next Democratic president elected in 2016 appointing more federal judges.

We can't change the hearts and minds of RACIST GOP leaders who on January 20, 2009, the night Senator Obama became president met and plotted against him and America. Neither can we change the minds of Republicans in the House and Senate who are determined to denied President Obama a successful president or his right to appoint qualified judicial nominees.

Please call Reid at  202-224-3542. Tell him that you are calling to request that he bring as many of President Obama nominated judiciary candidates to the floor for a simple majority vote of 51 senators. Reid should not let the Republicans continue abuse of the "Blue Slip" courtesy deny the Senate from confirming federal judges that will have LIFETIME appointments.

After you call please post that fact to CNN-I-Reports, social media, Facebook, Twitter, blogs etc. Use the hashtag #ConfirmPresidentObamaJudges

Thanks in advance

Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer click to preview my employment discrimination book which can be a foundation for a face based race conversation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Please don't do stupid s__t like marching at night. Please stay off the street at night.  Don't give Coburn and Republican Party what what they want. They may start the violence and say African-Americans started it. 

Blacks shouldn't march or protest at night. Republican Senator Coburn who met with his party on 1/20/09 (night Barack Obama took oath) and conspired to obstruct his presidency wants anarchy and violence. On November 20, 2014, Coburn who is leaving the Senate because his cancer has returned "predicted" call for violence all over this nation. In his interview with USA today he referenced Ferguson just like he did on Morning Joe Show

We can't win nor do we want a race war. Our lives are in our hands and Jesus hands. Listen to this passionate insight about what is happening in Ferguson and pray. Please pray for our nation and specific for Jesus to protect President Obama from all harm domestic and foreign. 

Chronicles 2 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (KJV)

Do you believe the nation will be shocked and respond to the violence the same way they did during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights movement? The refusal of all the major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX to allow President Obama 15 or 20 minutes of air time to tell nation details of his Immigration Reform policy guarantees that history will not repeat itself. Only negative images or videos that support the narratives that BLACK people are responsible for the violence, unlawfulness, and riots will be featured and discussed by the media.

I don’t want to preach but many of you who are matching and protesting failed to either register to vote or didn’t vote in 2010 and again in 2014. Not voting on November 6, 2014, and/or like some activist in Houston, TX telling Blacks not to vote was a critical mistake.

I believe that many eligible Hispanic voters didn't register because of fear of exposing their mixed family members. Now that Barack Obama has used Executive Orders that should relieve some of those fears Texas Democratic Party should start massive end of year drive to register those potential voters. I also believe that other states should do the same thing.

Proactive actions we can take to honor Mike Brown and deny the Republicans the White House in 2016 includes but aren't limited to: 1: Getting eligible Hispanic voters registered during daylight hours in cities across this nation.  2. Raising money and establishing methods to identify and get state issued voter identification cards for those who need them.
Volunteering at your local county and state Democratic Party headquarters today. Use your energy to help people like these pictured Harris County democratic female judiciary candidates. All of them lost on November 6, 2014, but you can help them become judges in future elections. 

Don't give up and don't lose HOPE. JESUS gave us President Obama and Eric Holder to bring equality and justice to all Americans including Mike Brown. It will be hard to change America to a more just nation. Change will happen if Blacks realize that we are in the fight for our lives and our children's lives. Blacks must make better decisions and matching and/or protesting at NIGHT in any city in America is STUPID!

Vera Richardson Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Preview and/or buy the book here 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Democrats VOTE to Counter "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd's BIAS Republicians/Grimes Narratives

Democrats can't remain silent and let the Republican bias media and talking heads like Chuck Todd control the political narrative and debate.  A FALSE narrative that is generated to depress us and to destroy our HOPE for a better future.

The hope and CHANGE that President Obama promised us in 2008 is so REAL and so close. In fact people like Todd are shaking in their boots in fear that all Americans will have equality in justice, employment, housing, education, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Black or African-Americans Democrats don't let the noise of  Chuck Todd control your mind or your actions. Get to work to get out the vote  in your state especially if you have a large minority population like Harris County Texas.  Harris County which includes Houston is comprised of 663,000 Whites, 488,000 Blacks, 730,000 Hispanics, and 67,5000 Asians. The minority population according to the 2010 Census is twice that of whites.

WHEN Harris County's Democratic majority population votes in record numbers on November 4, 2014, Wendy Davis will becomes governor of Texas. Additionally, because JUSTICE MATTERS in Texas and  Harris County Kim Ogg will become the county's District Attorney and the four beautiful and qualified Democratic Black and Hispanic lawyers will become judges.


Remember that Americans of all races voted for and elected an African-American, President Barack Obama for TWO terms. The way we did it was that 64.7%  percent of registered Blacks voted in 2008. For the first time in history in 2012 the 66.2 percentage of registered Blacks voting was more than the 64.1% of Whites.

Republicans and their media bias supporters said Barack Obama wouldn't or couldn't WIN in 2008. In fact Joe Scarborough said in 2012 that Barack Obama's supporters were less motivated than 2008 and wouldn't vote in 2012. During the 2014 election cycle Todd and others like him are predicting that Democrats aren't motivated and that we will stay home.

The goal of all PRESIDENT Obama's voters today should be to make history again.  We will when Black and Hispanic Americans who make up a large portion of the electorate in LA, NC, GA, and Mississippi VOTE in record numbers on November 4, 2014. By voting like our lives depends on it the Democrats will retain control of the Senate.

By the end of the night on November 4th Joe and Chuck will be disappointed once again and will predictably declare that the Republicans will win the White House in 2016.  Once again Democrats and their loyal, informed, and motivated voters will prove them wrong!

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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Prayer of Protection of President Barack Obama

Updated October 1, 2014 

What many are referencing as a breaches in Secret Service protection of President Obama, must also be viewed in the context of America's racist and violent history. Is it a coincidence that the November 4, 2014, midterms elections will occur 6 years to the day that Senator Obama was elected as this nation's first president? Is it a coincidence that a massive national voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV) drives will achieve the 'CHANGE' that we voted for on November 4, 2008 and November 6, 2012?

Is it a coincidence that the Republicans doesn't have the economy or failed Obamacare narrative that Speaker Boehner told Jay Leno in January 2014, would determine the outcome of the 2014 midterms?  

Additionally, the Republican Party doesn't have a candidate who presents a serious challenge to any 2016 Democratic presidential nominee. That said, I believe that my January 7, 2008, prayer for now President Obama is needed more than ever. 

We must or should pray night and day that God continue to protect President Obama and his wonderful family from all enemies domestic and foreign.

As I completed my assignment from God (writing my book) He placed 2 Chronicles 7:14 in my heart:

I am to declare His words to the world: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (KJV)

It is with an open mind and an obedient and loving heart that I make the above-mentioned declaration to the world and write and post my very own personal prayer. Yes, momma I learned how to pray for myself and to also pray for others.

Jesus you are so Awesome. You are all powerful God. Lord You are the ruler of the universe. You alone are God. You alone rule this world and You God controls our very lives.

Father as a people that loves and adore You we come before You this day to say thank You. LORD, I want to thank You for a praying mother God. Lord I want to thank You for this great opportunity that You have present to me. Lord we thank You for Dr. Boyce Watkins and for giving him the vision for this website.

God thank You for keeping us strong during the difficult times of slavery, segregation, and racial discrimination. Thanks to You Father we survived those unthinkable horrors of our past.

Lord we come before You this day seeking your face Lord, seeking your protection God as we venture into our new political reality. We believe that we will soon witness the manifestations of the promises that you made to Dr. Martin Luther King and our forefathers God. Thank You Lord for the fact that we are living during this time.

Lord God please protect Senator Barack Obama as he matches towards his divine destiny. Lord Father God we praise your Holy Name Jesus. God we know that the enemy comes to seek, to devour, and to destroy. Father God please protect Obama from the people of this world who do the enemy’s works on the earth.

Lord we have seen what the enemy has done in Pakistan and Kenya. Please Lord protect this country from the same type of election turmoil, confusion, and strife that is the current reality of those two countries and in other nations on the earth.

God as You know this country professes to be a God loving and God fearing nation. Father please help those that are called my your name live up to words that they so freely utter daily Lord. Please Father God spare us from the fate and the division caused during the 2000 presidential election.

Please God place it in the hearts and minds of this nation and its people the wisdom and courage to demand and respect an orderly, fair, and impartial political process during this historic election year.
Lord we pray that America will once again be a true example of democracy, love, and peace to the rest of the world.

Lord please forgive us for our sins and our past mistakes. Lord. Forgive us for greed Lord. Please give us the spirit of forgiveness Lord. Let us forgive those who have hurt, harmed, or wounded us Lord.

Please God heal this nation from the hurts and division of the last two presidential elections. Please God let Americans behave as one nation united under God. Father, help us to turn from our wicked ways God. Help us Lord to daily seek your face God.

Jesus we praise you and we glorify your Holy name. You are so Holy Lord. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the Glory. Forever Amen.

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

Your Black Gospel: A Prayer of Protection for Senator Barack Obama Original post on January 7, 2008 on Your Black Gospel

Friday, May 2, 2014

Speaker Boehner Must Stop Giving in to Republicans “PREDICTABE DISATEROUS” Demands

1/23/2013, Speaker Boehner called government shutdown a “predictable disaster.” on Jay Leno Show. He also said in July, August, and September 2013, that he told House Republicans that shutting down over Obamacare wouldn’t work. Yet he did it anyway. The cost of the shutdown 20 to 24 billion dollars. President Obama had to cancel an important scheduled trip to Asia.
  According to TPM DC
Late on the night of Sept. 30, with the federal government just hours away from shutting down, House Republicans quietly made a small change to the House rules that blocked a potential avenue for ending the shutdown. With less than two hours to midnight and shutdown, Speaker John Boehner's latest plan emerged. House Republicans would "insist" on their latest spending bill, including the anti-Obamacare provision, and request a conference with the Senate to resolve the two chambers' differences.

Under normal House rules, according to House Democrats, once that bill had been rejected again by the Senate, then any member of the House could have made a motion to vote on the Senate's bill. Such a motion would have been what is called "privileged" and entitled to a vote of the full House. At that point, Democrats say, they could have joined with moderate Republicans in approving the motion and then in passing the clean Senate bill, averting a shutdown. Congressman Jason Chaffetz appears to have played a major role in the planned House rule change to keep government closed. Based on his May 2, 2014, lengthy on the record statements and questions it appears that Chaffetz will play a major role again. Vera Richardson
Author of Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Friday, April 18, 2014

Will Eight Million Obamacare Enrollees Neutralize Senator Cornyn’s Willie Horton Ad?

 Each time I viewed SENATOR John Cornyn's 2014 "Astonishing" primary ad on television I cringed. The ad prominent displayed of President Obama's black face seems to be an attempt to make him look like a criminal and/or a menacing black man.

 I believe that the purpose of the Cornyn's campaign ad is the same as the Willie Horton ads discussed in "The Willie Horton ad revisited 25 years later" post by the Grio. The Willie Horton ad "represented a new low in race-card politics, and the manipulation of white fear of black criminality—and an irrational and visceral hatred of black people in general— to win elections."

I hope that the fact that 8 million Americans signed up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aka "Affordable Care Act" "Obamacare" will end Republicans racist political campaign ads. More importantly I hope that Cornyn and the Republicans will stop using images of the president of the United States of America, Mr. Obama, as a menacing figure to energize its supporters.

Vera Richardson
Preview my book Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney Eliot Spitzer

Monday, April 14, 2014

Racism? Yes Eric Holder ONLY Attorney General EVER held in Contempt of CONGRESS

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On June 20, 2012, I watched twenty-three Republicans all who appeared to be white Americans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee vote to recommend that Attorney General Eric Holder, an African-American, be cited for contempt of Congress. Seventeen Democrats five who appeared to be African-Americans voted against the unprecedented measure. Many will argue that this is a legal and/or political matter and nothing more. I believe differently. It was a racist act. Representative Cummings was one of the five African-Americans on the committee. Watching his face as he voted and watched others vote broke my heart. It broke my heart because of the emotional, spiritual, and financial pain that racism caused me as a child and an adult. Vera Richardson Preview my Civil Right Act 1964 memoir Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blocked by Morning Joe for Tweets Challenging Joe & Guests Opinions & President Obama Bias

In my humble opinion many on the "Right" including Joe the host of the Morning Joe Show have a habit of stating opinions as facts. As a STRONG supporter and volunteer of President Obama I have posted tweets to counter Joe and his guests on the Morning Joe Show. I challenged  opinions, lies, and half-truths that relate to politics in general and to President Obama in particular.

My tweets have been respectful and  are usual backed by a third party source like the tweets in this post. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this poor educated African-American from the State of Florida has been BLOCKED by the Morning Joe Show. What happened to freedom of speech and intelligent political discourse contained in following tweet?

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

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lawrence O'Donnell Calls Congressman Darrell Issa Actions Towards Cummings Shameful I CALL It RACISM!

Video of Lawrence O'Donnell's thoughtful and insightful explanation that no congressional hearing chairman other than Issa have ever adjourned a hearing without letting anyone else speak or ask a question. The fact that Issa not only didn't let African-American Congressman Cummings make a statement or ask a question but cut off the the microphone of the ranking Democrat is RACISM.

  “Congressman Darrell Issa of California abused his authority and therefore must be reprimanded to ensure the dignity of the House of Representatives is preserved,” Ohio Democratic Rep. and Congressional Black Caucus chair Marcia Fudge wrote. “We urge you to take prompt action to maintain the integrity of this body and remove Mr. Issa as chair of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee immediately.” Issa and Cummings have been at odds for months over the committee’s investigation into improper IRS targeting of conservative groups for review of their tax-exempt status. Groups with other political affiliations were scrutinized as well however, and Issa and other Republicans have for months sought – and failed – to prove that the administration itself directed the IRS scrutiny.

Someone who has a national platform and can't be hurt financially should call out Issa for his racist behavior towards Cummings and his racist agenda towards President Obama. A person that I would suggest is Bill Cosby.

Discussing racism in American should not deem one an unreliable idealistic liberal, a racist, or a race-card playing cry baby. America can no longer afford to silence RACISM discussions. We cannot afford to muffle the truth because racism appears to have gotten worst since this nation elected President Barack Hussein Obama not once but two times.

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Andrew Cuomo Please Grant me Entitled Disability Retirement Benefits!

After reading this post please call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and tell him to use an Executive Order to give me entitled disability retirement benefits. Black New York citizens deserves a governor who will not only support equal opportunity for all of its citizens but one that will correct past racial injustice.

I am entitled to  Disability Retirement because of Judicial Estoppel. The legal doctrine of  Judicial Estoppel means a party is not allowed to present a different legal argument that is contrary to a previous legal argument that results in a favorable decision for that party in another legal proceeding.

The Defendant NYS Department of Civil Service disapproved my disability retirement application in June of 1997.

I filed my employment discrimination lawsuit October 15, 1997, and was FIRED in retaliation for filing  the lawsuit at the close of business on November 2, 1998.

The Defendants in my Title 7 (employment discrimination) Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended case should not have prevailed in claim that I fired because my medical condition rendered me incapable of doing Correctional Officer duties. Please note in June 1997, they determined that I wasn't disabled and not entitled to disability retirement.

My claim that I was fired November 2, 1998, in retaliation for filing October 15, 1997, lawsuit was rejected by district court, Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of the United States.

I have exhausted all avenues of judiciary redress including appealling my case without an attorney to the Supreme Court of the United States. Governor Andrew Cuomo is my only hope for peace, entitled disability retirement, and/or justice.


In an order dated May 25, 2001, now deceased Judge Elfvin, granted the Defendant's summary judgment motion in its entirety.



See Gould Declaration filed November 17, 2000. The evidence amply supports this conclusion and, as will be discussed more fully below, plaintiff’s references to a retaliatory motive behind her discharge based on race and sex are at best, conclusory assertions."  

"Turning first to plaintiff's claim regarding retaliatory discharge it is plain that  there are no facts in the record upon which such allegation can succeed. Assuming that plaintiff has set forth prima facie case of rretaliatory discharge she fails to articulate any reason why the proffered justification for terminating her was pretext - viz that her medical condition rendered  her incapable  of performing the duties of a correctional officer. (Purposely typed and copied from origin court order)
NOTE: The judge cited Gould's perjured declaration in granting the Defendants summary judgement motion. At the bottom of Gould perjured declaration you can see the NYS Attorney General's name and fax number. Since Spitzer's staff knew that I was terminated in November 2, 1998 are they guilty of violating my civil rights or willfully engaging in a conspiracy with Lee Gould by submitting the perjured declaration for him to sign? 

During the final appeal hearing proceeding of my disability retirement application in 2002 NYS Department of Civil Services  argued that I was not entitled to disability retirement because I wasn’t disabled. Their 2002 legal argument (position) contradicted their legal summary judgment argument. An argument that resulted in Judge Elfvin’s favorable dismissing my entire case and ruling that my termination was not retaliatory.

In May of 2005 I contacted the United States Justice Department and at their telephone request e-mailed extensive documentation to support the fact that Eliot Spitzer filed 7 perjured declarations. The perjured declarations were filed in federal court with Spitzer summary judgment motion. All of the declarations in the following picture contained perjured (false) statement(s). 

In July 2005 Jane Wolfe and Allison Gioia both US Justice Department attorneys, reviewed my perjury allegations and direct evidence supporting the allegations. The United States Justice Department attorneys confirmed the perjury and informed me that they were referring my case to the FBI for an investigation. 

I telephoned the FBI and was told that they could not confirm or deny the fact that my allegations were being investigated because of confidentiality rules. The FBI and United States Justice Department under President George W. Bush leadership did not charge anyone with perjury in my case.

In 2008 I contact then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo after reading that he had increased the size of New York State Attorney General's Civil Rights Bureau.  I was hopefully that he would take the necessary action to make me whole from NYS Attorney General filing perjured declarations in court.

Governor Cuomo and New York State Departments of Correction and/or New York State Department of Civil Services can make me whole by reversing the unjust denial of my disability retirement application. Cuomo can use an executive order or support a bill that will give me entitled disability benefits from the date of my original application.

Other options for Cuomo and/or New York State Defendants named in my lawsuit to make me whole includes paying me back salary for the retaliatory failure of Albion CF staff to interview and/or reinstate me to the July 19, 1996, position of Supervisor of Inmate Grievance Program at Albion CF, and/or paying me the $3,000,000 that I demanded in my Title VII Civil Right Act of 1964 lawsuit.

NOTE: In 1998 I submitted a settlement offer to the Defendants.  I offered to settle my lawsuit for $50,000 and the rewarding of my disability retirement.

Vera Richardson Read 67 pages of my book Screwed by Former Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to read 2 of 7 perjured declarations filed by Spitzer