Where Are the Black Fathers?

First published June 17, 2016 in Frontpage Magazine

Father’s Day is a time for black America and our first black president Barack Obama to tell black men to man up, start marrying their women and stop killing each other.

More black babies (72%)  are born out of wedlock – without fathers today, than into married homes. It’s no wonder that young black men end up being gang bangers, toting guns in the hood, or killed by another black.  In 1963, that figure was 23.6% for blacks, and 3% for whites. In a 1965 report to President Lyndon B. Johnson, ‘The Negro Family: the Case for National Action,’ then-assistant secretary of labor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, warned that the black family was on the verge of “complete breakdown.”

Moynihan wasn’t lying. Nothing has changed for blacks. Instead, things have gotten a whole lot worse. So why won’t Obama address the nation and tell black men to start being fathers, getting married before they have babies, and to be a parent to the babies they have? This would be a great way to demonstrate that black lives truly matter.

I write at length about the collapse of the black family in my book Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division.

In his 1992 acceptance speech for the Democrat presidential nomination, Bill Clinton declared, “Governments don’t raise children; parents do and you should.”

Sadly, that’s exactly what’s happening to blacks, the government takes responsibility for raising blacks from cradle to prison to grave. According to a 2009 Brookings Institution study, if a person doesn’t finish high school, doesn’t marry and has a baby before age 21, his or her chance of becoming poor is  74%. From public housing programs, to government-funded day care in public schools, for teen moms, blacks are the largest consumers per capita of welfare programs.

It’s also no surprise that blacks represent roughly 13% of the population, but make up a larger percentage of federal and state prisoners (38%) compared to whites (34%).  Or that black males are 6.4 times more likely to be incarcerated. Blacks are procreating with irresponsibility – like they’re killing each other.

Over the 3-day Memorial Day weekend this year, 64 people were shot in Chicago, 6 of them killed – and 52 of the shooting victims are black. The people doing the shooting were not racist police officers. Where was the nation’s outpouring of grief and rage over this massacre, like we’ve seen for the terrorist victims in Orlando?

“Today Democrats express open hostility toward anyone remotely suggesting that blacks’ choices may be responsible for the misery our race is trapped in, or that we should take individual responsibility to clear it up,” I wrote in Con Job.

When will Obama and Democrats demand black fathers be part of the black family equation? Better yet, if Hillary Clinton believes in feminism, why doesn’t she tell young black women to respect themselves more, focus on graduating high school, delay sex until marriage, and use birth control so their lives and their future children’s will matter? I’m fairly confident that we’ll never hear Obama point to a black teen Mom with multiple babies by different men and say “She reminds me of my daughters.” I’m also certain Hillary will never tell her granddaughters it’s okay to grow up to be teen moms. But it is okay for Democrats to coddle blacks in this generational state of pathology.

From Con Job:

A few years ago, my mother tutored a four-year-old- black girl in pre-K at a Richmond, Virginia public school. Helping the child make a card for her mother,  my mother told her that she was going to five Valentine’s Day cards to special people like her husband and her children.

The little girl looked up at my mother in disbelief, asking, “You can have a husband?”

Slightly shocked and a little taken aback, my mother simply responded, “Yes.”

It’s a sad state of affairs when the word husband is a foreign word to a little black girl. 

When you don’t know what a father or husband is, you have no example to live up to.  Isn’t it time for Democrats to be honest about the deviancy they’re perpetuating in exchange for votes, power and huge costs to society and taxpayers?

RNC Black Outreach Director Growing Votes With Profanity

Saying the Republican Party has a black, brown and woman voter problem is an under statement. The party’s utter disinterest in non-white votes and running an inclusive campaign in 2012 is why Mitt Romney lost to President Barack Obama. While the Republican National Committee promised to do better after the party’s shellacking, nothing’s really changed. In fact things seemed to have deteriorated and gotten a lot worse.

The RNC’s lone black staffer, Telly Lovelace, National Director of African American Initiatives and Media appears to have some trouble communicating. A source sent me a screen shot of a profanity-laden tirade Lovelace posted last night on what seems to be his Facebook page.

Among dropping f-bomb and using the n-word, TL Lovelace wrote that “I don’t kiss them white boyz ass and you def not on my list. . .so f##k you and the rebone bone crew mo—fu###rs. . .”

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His post noted he was having cocktails at 14th and Park, a popular DC restaurant and club. Perhaps Lovelace let the drinks get the best of him. Lovelace phoned me today and denied he posted this. He explained his Facebook page was “hacked” and that he lost his phone last night. But this contradicts what two independent sources told me. If this is true, why wouldn’t Lovelace remove the post like some of his Facebook followers urged him to do as recently as this morning?

The other problem is this response from his account where he comments to his followers that:

“No its not hacked  . . .Just tired of these white boyz and sell out negros who think I’m kissin ass. .Yall got the wrong black Republican.. So Wooo. . I’m good!”

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Notice that many of his followers advise him to remove the post.

In an April 1, 2016 press release, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said: “Engaging with Black voters and all diverse communities across the country is a top priority for the RNC.”

“Telly is a welcome addition to our team, and I’m confident his experience will help us build on our commitment to cultivate relationships and trust with Black media and Black communities,” he added.

How is this kind of language posted publicly on a social media website by the RNC’s only black staffer going to help Donald Trump win black votes or any votes?

If this isn’t the same Telly Lovelace, the resemblance is striking and you can decide for yourself.

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Earlier this year, I reached out to Mr. Lovelace for some advice on a project and he was helpful. But for someone, particularly a black man, with over 20 years experience in communications to use this course language, exhibits very poor judgment. These are the words of a thug and shouldn’t ever be associated with the RNC’s black outreach director or any professional.

Moreover, for someone who worked for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Congressmen Michael Turner and Jerry Weller, and Senator Jim Talent, Lovelace should know better than to say “you little bitch n**ga” to anyone. I expected much more from Mr. Lovelace.

In an election where polls show a tight race emerging between GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, every vote will matter. If Lovelace is an example of the RNC’s black outreach, it falls woefully short. Of course, I don’t think the RNC was ever really serious about being more inclusive and winning anyway. Hiring one black person, less than eight months before the election shows a commitment to losing again like the GOP did in 2012 when the RNC ran the same token playbook.

Will Clinton be held accountable if president?

First published May 25, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

Hillary Clinton must be cringing right now.

This has been a bad week for the Democratic presidential frontrunner. First, the FBI announced an investigation into potentially illegal donations made to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor and fundraising he did for the Clinton Foundation.

Next, the State Department Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an 83-page report that concluded Clinton’s use of personal email while secretary of state violated procedures. According to The Washington Post, not only did the report find her actions “not an appropriate method of preserving any such emails that would constitute a federal record,” it painted a picture of Clinton as an obstructionist.

Clinton did not surrender “all emails dealing with department business before leaving government service” and “as a result did not comply with department polices that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”

Missing from the 55,000 hard-copy pages of about 30,000 emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department were the first four months of her tenure from Jan. 21, 2009 to April 12, 2009.

“For instance, the Department of Defense provided to the OIG in September 2015 copies of 19 emails between Secretary Clinton and Gen. David Petraeus on his official Department of Defense email account; these 19 emails were not in the secretary’s 55,000-page production.”

Furthermore, the report acknowledged that “Clinton does not have custody of emails sent or received during the first few weeks of her tenure.”

 Members of Clinton’s staff were also cited in the OIG report as being unco-operative to its investigation, providing “limited responses.” Four members of her staff, the report found, used personal email accounts for official department business. They, too, “failed to comply with department polices intended to implement the National Archives and Record’s Administration regulations, because none of these emails were preserved in department record-keeping systems prior to their production in September 20015.

Although Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills testified before the House Select Committee on Benghazi that no one at state was consulted about Clinton’s use of private email, the report states: “OIG did find evidence that various staff and senior officials throughout the department had discussions related to the secretary’s use of non-departmental systems, suggesting there was some awareness of Secretary Clinton’s practices.”

 For a candidate who’s trying for the second time to break America’s last glass ceiling and become the nation’s first female president, things don’t look good. Hillary wants the highest office in the land, but her past tenure at State suggests she neither has the qualifications nor temperament to be president.

Serious questions remain unanswered. If elected president, will Hillary be held accountable to the American people, or run a crooked, obstructionist White House answering only to her?

Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters?

First published May 23, 2016 in Frontpage Magazine

Apparently, Trayvon Martin is the only black life that really matters to many blacks and liberals. Blacks are getting gunned down by other blacks every day in cities across the country and there’s no outrage from liberals. These kids are nameless and faceless to liberals’ Black Lives Matter Movement. But when George Zimmerman decided to auction off the gun he used to shoot Martin in self-defense, people lost their minds.

I think it’s in poor taste for Zimmerman to do this, and even more disturbing and sick that anyone would want to buy this gun. Obviously, Zimmerman is starved for cash and this is a desperate move. Well, this prompted liberal lawyers and pundits to rehash the case, asking when will Zimmerman be held accountable for his crime. He was held accountable. Bowing to political pressure from President Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and his black mob, Florida’s state attorney charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder. A trial was conducted and Zimmerman was found not guilty by a group of his peers.

Tragically, Martin contributed to his own death by the bad decisions he made that night. Martin has become a martyr for the lie that white Hispanic men and white police officers are killing young black men in cold blood when the opposite is true.

“Far more people of color are being killed in America’s cities tis year than in many years,” FBI Director James Comey observed in a 2015 speech to the University of Chicago Law School.

“And let’s be clear: far more people of color are being killed in America’s cities this year. And it’s not the cops doing the killing.”

No, it’s not cops hunting for blacks. And like last year, homicide rates have jumped dramatically in more than 24 cities, including Chicago. Comey said he’s more worried about it than he was last year and is attributing some of the rise in homicides to viral videos taunting police officers and preventing them from doing their jobs.

In the predominately black city of Chicago, homicides have increased over 56% since last year. It’s a blood bath of killings daily – where most of the victims and victimizers are black.

Over Mother’s Day weekend, over 50 people were shot. During that four day shooting rampage, eight of those people were killed in what was described by the Chicago Tribune as “the city’s most violent weekend since the end of September.”

“Chicago is already closing in on 200 homicides, as the city endures its worst violence since the late 1990s. At this rate, the city is on pace to top 500 homicides for the year for only the second time since 2008,” noted the Chicago Tribune.

The shootings are concentrated in the mostly black neighborhoods of the South and West sides of the city. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who is black, said that those criminals are repeat offenders who are being released from prison after serving only half their sentences.

Where are the marches and protests for these black lives? Oh, that’s right, their deaths can’t be blamed on either a racist white police chief (because Chicago’s top cop is black), or racist white cops. No these black lives were overwhelmingly killed by other black lives, so I guess they don’t matter like Trayvon’s.

It’s time to cut the crap. We all know why liberals like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel aren’t rushing to live in inner city black neighborhoods. There’s too much damn black killing. When will liberals stop making excuses for the problem and deal honestly with the problem?

 

Trump surges as Clinton can’t seal the deal

First published May 20, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

Morning, noon and night, all we’ve heard for nearly a year from the Republican Establishment is how doomed Donald Trump was as a presidential candidate.

Well, now Trump has not only won the nomination, but in numerous polls he’s tied with Hillary Clinton, and in some polls leads slightly against her.

It looks like it’s time for the GOPe, the party’s out of touch white elite groupies, to eat lots of crow!

Not only is Trump in a virtual dead heat with Hillary in key swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, but he’s also now tied with her in New Hampshire.

In an NBC/Survey Monkey poll released recently, Clinton has a razor thin edge over Trump, 48% to 45%. Candidate Trump is looking very winnable! Nothing, and I repeat nothing, the GOPe has portended about Trump or the 2016 election has been accurate.

The reality is that Trump is looking more and more like the only formidable candidate who can beat Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, the woman who’s in the fight of her lifetime can’t seem to seal the deal with Democrats. Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t going away, even though he’s behind. He won Oregon’s primary this week and has his eyes set on winning California to further embarrass Hillary.

“Well let me be as clear as I can be: I agree with you. We are in until the last ballot is cast,” Sanders said after winning Oregon.

Hillary appears to have won the Kentucky primary, but only by less than 2,000 votes, hardly a rousing win, and has amassed more delegates to eventually win the Democrat nomination. Yet Sanders’ refusal to acquiesce to the coronation she’s thirsted for over half her life exposes Hillary’s flaws. She’s a weak presidential candidate — before you get into the FBI’s email investigation, the Clinton Foundation or Benghazi. There is no way around this, a prospect over which Trump is just salivating in a head-to-head match-up with Hillary.

The more voters hear about Hillary Clinton, the more they don’t like her. The problem with her candidacy is that Hillary has left a trail of baggage in her three-decades-plus of serving in and campaigning for every public office under the sun. There’s really nothing left for her to reveal to voters that they don’t already know and dislike, which is why they don’t trust her.

While both she and Trump have the highest negative ratings of any presidential candidates in recent memory, Trump’s negatives are going down the more time wears on. Hillary’s aren’t.

As Hillary struggles to knock Sanders out of the race, Trump is uniting GOP support behind him. Even people within the GOP who expressed loathing for Trump are now supporting him because they want to win in 2016 and end Democrats’ eight-year stranglehold on the White House.

The woman who thought it was her time in 2008 to break America’s last glass ceiling was out-foxed by a black man. In 2016, she may be doomed by an old white man who wouldn’t give up the fight, and eventually beaten by a brash billionaire outsider unafraid of the fight.

It’s a simple choice for Republicans

First published May 15, 2016 in the Toronto Sun

The never-Donald Trump groupies are likely apoplectic as the list of endorsements from members of the Republican establishment grows exhaustively long.

Many of these supporters also were once Trump’s rivals.

The list reads as follow: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; former vice-president Dick Cheney; former Speakers of the house Newt Gingrich and John Boehner; Senators Orrin Hatch, Rand Paul and Tim Scott; former presidential candidate Bob Dole; former governors Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal; and Governors Nikki Haley, Chris Christie and Scott Walker.

There are probably a few I’m missing, but you catch the drift.

Even 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain aid he would support Trump. Yes, many establishment ducks are lining up in a row behind Trump — even those who vowed not to support him — except the Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Unlike Ryan, these conservatives want to beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in November — not help her win. But Ryan thinks he’s king of the Republican Party or something and isn’t convinced yet that Trump is worthy of his anointment? I meant endorsement.

After a face-to-face meeting with Trump at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., Ryan doubled down.

He called Trump “a warm and genuine person” but said that the two “really don’t know each other.”

Ryan’s condescension was as thick as a Dairy Queen Blizzard. After reminding Americans what it means to be a conservative, Ryan told reporters:

“So the point of this … is we’re off to an encouraging start. It is important that we get ourselves to full strength so that we can win in the fall because the stakes could not be higher — but it takes more than 45 minutes.”

Correct, Mr. Speaker, it took Trump winning more contests than his 16 other rivals to become the GOP’s presumptive nominee.

Trump is not required to prove anything to Ryan. He proved himself to voters.

Did Ryan miss the fact that Trump won 10.6 million votes, more than any other Republican presidential candidate in history?

Any questions conservatives had about Trump look like they’ve been answered for everyone, including Trump’s opponents, except Ryan.

According to the New York Times, a presidential nominee has never failed to gain an endorsement from a house Speaker or majority leader from his party in modern times.

The politically-conniving Ryan demands Trump pass some invisible, elitist test to demonstrate his conservative credentials.

It looks like Ryan’s posturing is an effort to remain in the powerful good graces of the establishment to position himself for a 2020 run.

Once again, this elitist thinking is cracking up the GOP. Neither Ryan nor any other Republican is empowered to handpick the party’s nominee and demand the herd follow.

Prior to his meeting with Trump, Ryan quipped in an interview with the Wall Street Journal:

“We shouldn’t just pretend our party is unified. We can’t fake it, we can’t pretend. We have to actually unify.”

It’s not Trump’s job to warm up to Ryan but for Ryan to start faking it — or whatever he wants to call it — and unify behind the GOP nominee. People did for him and Mitt Romney in 2012 and Romney didn’t win nearly as many votes as Trump.

The choice is simple, either you want a Republican in the White House or you don’t.