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The economic justice thing for BLACK men was what was not acceptable in Memphis

What were the names of the two sanitation workers in Memphis that were killed?

Why were they in the malfunctioning garbage truck?

What was on the 'sign' the black men (1000 black men in Memphis) held - what did it say?

These three things should accompany the video

It wasn't until King got real pissed off about how black workers - state employees - not corporate or business - were getting treated - that he got killed.

Loeb, the white mayor of Memphis who entered office in January 1968 - refused to recognize the rights these men had that white sanitation workers had around America.

Refused to take dilapidated trucks out of service (the malfunctioning garbage truck Echole and Walker were hiding from the elements in. ***Note - they were not allowed to say - stand on a porch of a white owned home to hide from a rain storm. The color line remained even for those who were employees of a government. That's why they were in the back of the truck.

Refused the men overtime who worked late into the night.

Hundreds of HARD WORKING BLACK MEN who were employed by the city in the state of TN in the country USA relied on welfare and food stamps because their wages were so low.

Then Echole and Walker are killed - and get this: Their families were not given the same kind of workers comp that say - a white male city employee would received when killed on the job due to unsafe working conditions. Because they were black men though -can we just go on ahead and point out how uppity and racist the white folks were in Memphis? Good enough to pick up their garbage - yet disposable when working in inclement weather. You can't make this shit up - this is America. *sigh*

And that's where it came from.

Had the white leadership - elected leaders - of government treated their TAX payers and citizens fairly without regard to the color of their skin . . . had they treated them like men -

MLK would never have been on that balcony and he never would have gotten shot.

This is basic knowledge that black Americans are given to them by their parents because the white owned/managed public school system doesn't want white kids learning the truth about their grandparents.

Heaven forbid people are taught that those 1000 workers up against 4K armed national guardsmen were black folks. We'd need a helluva lot of smelling salts if this information got out.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Aug 5, 2015, 01:23 PM (9 replies)

Journal Kick Rec Screenplay?

Thanks for this - Great story!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 26, 2015, 07:10 AM (0 replies)

Adding to Journal

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jul 24, 2015, 09:05 PM (0 replies)

Group Hosts - Notification that I'm going to block a Member - AA Group Host Thread

AOR - Popped up in my MIRT Inbox - 40 posts since July 10th and may come back here and start trouble. Seems focused on 1strong and I don't have time for the nonsense.

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Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Jul 20, 2015, 07:30 AM (19 replies)

Just remember these threads - Journal Primaries and GE

When the General Election rolls around . . .

Or -when the Primary Republican Rallies look the same . . .

I guess folks are gonna have to keep their fingers still because if it's not right to point it out about one - it's not right to point it out about another.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jul 9, 2015, 02:17 PM (1 replies)

Thanks! adding to journal

Can use these on my smartphone when I'm canvassing for him!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 5, 2015, 04:18 PM (1 replies)

O'Malley does have support in the black community - who are they?

I posted in a GD thread because I saw - Clinton and Sanders will split the black vote. This thread isn't about them - It's about O'Malley, who I know is supporting him, and who we should be reaching out to. I'm expanding on my post in GD - I've linked it below.


Subtract 1 - Me - from that. Telecom, deal with Federal Law agencies, married to an immigrant who is in the arts and has a business that makes art commercial - restoration, railings, copper bars and bar stools, gates. We interact as it relates to business with other blue collar business owners, historical/preservation societies, architects, and artists/entertainers - as well as many people in the tech fields. Voted for Booker and Obama. Involved in anti racism coalition - started our community kitchen, hell raisers in our small towm in NJ. We live in a bright red district.

2 - my brother owns a green building supply company. That one is a no brainer.†The best thing for him is leadership that sees the value in the repurposed and new things with a small carbon footprint that can also be reconsumed. Think about all the small business tradesmen he touches.

3 - Lisa from WNY - lives in Baltimore about 14/15 years now.†Well educated single mom, active in black lives matter, saw the positive impact of O'Malley's approach to crime in her neighborhood, took part in a community police initiative - voted Obama - supported Clark in 2004.

4, 5, 6 - My sister and her two eldest.† Sister is another single mom in the sciences. Actually - pretty uch everyone in her circle is for O'Malley. People who work hard but need SNAP to get by - up to Corporate Attorneys. Nieces sweet 16 a few weeks ago was interesting. Interesting - older son just started first job in private equity on Wall Street after interning last summer. K to Antie A - It's not about me.

7, 8 - Dougbug and his wife - Elizabeth NJ† - he's high up in telecom but never left his old neighborhood - wife is a nurse. 5. Kids including the nephew they took in. Strong Democratic family.

9, 10 - D (From the Caribbean)and his wife - Brooklyn†- Came here when he was a little guy - dad became police man in NYC - was killed on the job. Wife is a Spelman grad. He worked on Wall Street in the 90's, made sick money - woke up one day and said: this sucks. Wife is in Fashion industry - he's with an equipment manufacturer. Live in Williamsburg section. Solid on the O'Malley train. Education for their son and safety for him. That's key for them.

11 - Uncle Otis - 78 - Atlanta†- my dad's older brother. Retired for quite a few years - owned three business (in the trades), Morehouse grad. Deeply religious but likes his home made grain booze. Active in youth outreach and stepping up when dads aren't around type organizations.

12 - Cousin Michelle, Husband (Senegal immigrant) , Aunt Lela - MD†- They love O'Malley. She works in Fed Gov (NIH used to be CIA) , he's with Catholic Charities. Aunt Lela moved with them to be closer to their daughter. Environment, education are critical to them. Fair pay - extremely anti war.

13 - Juls - San Diego. Says her dad back home in Rochester is with us.†She's in telecom (we met at work about 17 years ago). Her husband is a Chef. She's still pissed Al Gore in her words "rolled over". Mixed race couple - they see the ugly in America as my husband and I do.

That's just a few.†

Around the country, different journeys, different goals, different financial backgrounds, different financial and life circmstances etc etc†

Two things when I think of discussions be it to face, by phone, by skype,, via email that are common threads -†

A disgust with Washington DC long games†

A lack of people who really want to accomplish things or they would have done it already†

Personally I don't want to be like a one issue pro life Republican - you know the type. They had all the branches of the Fed give for six years and they couldn't make abortion illegal - yet the dummies on the right with that one issue keep voting for them - and on the way to vote . . . The bridge they cross is crumbling.†

Step by step, inch by inch - sorority, fraternity (understand these are hugely significant associations in the black community), links meetings, b & b meetings, jack and Jill etc etc the message starts there and funnels out to our civic endeavors.†

Don't believe all is lost to Sanders and Clinton. These are the types of folks you need to be engaging. There are others I'm sure - but this is a handful I know - strong supporters.

Honorary mention - my mom. White woman in her late 60's. At the top of her business in her career - but she never made the kind of income I do. She has deep pockets, deep roots as a hippie whose true nature met a tragic end when she married my dad (Army Officer), engaged in warfare with my dad in 2008 - she was Edwards he was Obama. I think DU II I posted about the 'sign wars' they had in that election. Extremely anti war, anti establishment, but has deep pockets and we tease 'Lady Di' about wearing her pearl earrings to bed. I won't share her comments on Senator Clinton (she strongly supported her for the Senate) - those are negative.

Let's just say 2008 - Clinton caused her mama bear to kick in regards to Obama. She really related to his mothers choices in life and said - he's not an orphan. There's a lot of women out here like me that see their son.

Those women you guys - we can get them.

And we can do it by staying positive and on point!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:00 PM (5 replies)

The White Male Union Voter 2016

Start here -


Here's what we know: Union membership has been nearly cut in half over the past thirty years. During that time, income inequality grew, with the top one percent of wealthiest Americans seeing especially big gains in their pre- and post-tax income. And although the economy has grown, wages have not: The portion of GDP going toward workers' pay has shrunk by almost six percentage points over the last decade.

The causal chain is so tempting: As unions get smaller, collective bargaining gets weaker, worker wages go down, and evil profiteers cackle. But is it clear that the decreasing power of unions has made it harder for employees to afford everyday life? This idea was discussed at a recent Atlantic working summit on "secure livelihoods," which focused on systemic causes of persistent income inequality; what does the research say?

We had a newcomer to the group explain to us that one of the candidates has to not speak to the issues of minorities in order to snag the white male union voter's vote.

Now Obama won twice by getting out the black vote - with a special emphasis on black female voters from all income levels.

A democratic candidate that frames the issues in a way the speaks to us - can win without the white male union voter. They can win without the white male Republican Southern voter.

So that being the case - how far should a Democratic candidate go to woo the Shrinking White Male Union Voter? Should they not declare in writing and make part of their platform the issues and concerns of blacks? Even though we can bring you over the finish line - and HAVE BEEN CARRYING Water for the party .
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Jun 27, 2015, 11:45 AM (36 replies)

The thing is - for zingers

He only has to say -

Well - while my opponents have a great idea - here's how I implemented it.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:25 PM (2 replies)

Who? He's the Who Who Did It!

A tasted of what he accomplished as Governor - because you know . . . talk is cheap.

Legalized Same Sex Marriage

Enacted Strict Gun Control Laws - so strict he offended Beretta and they moved out of stae.

Repealed the death penalty in MD

He signed a law that allows people in the country illegally to get drivers licenses.

He defied the Democratic Party leadership last summer on the child 'new Americans' crossing the border.

Raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

He left office with Maryland having the highest median household income in America.

Education Week magazine ranked Marylandís K-12 schools #1 in America for five straight years.

The Pew Center ranked Maryland one of the top three states for upward economic mobility.

Look up the words 'Flush Tax' - they funded an upgrade to wastewater treatment plants.

1 Million acres of open space preserved

MD cut their infant mortality rate by 21% under his watch - the goal was 10%

What else did you need?

You aren't going to get a lot of would, should, could from his supporters. I know I'm not the only person who looks at a long list of 'I did' - and that's where his appeal is to me.

Now 1strong -frame this in - "I know gen is actively engaged in getting things done in her community."

Start from that point with my response on this.

And then remember this - He didn't back away from his policy in Baltimore as the Mayor. He operated from a place of what he knew, when he knew it. But when the people got good and righteously angry - he didn't hide out in Europe. He came home and faced the music.

And that humility makes him human.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 25, 2015, 12:07 PM (4 replies)
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