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“We Will Not Be Afraid”

Protester

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CEB

The rules change, the goal posts are moved, and terrorism greets anyone who excels or tries to stand up for him/herself. White society has to do this to maintain their idea of racial superiority. What excuses will the lazy, poor, and willfully ignornant- among them will have if there is true equality? The most ragged-mouth, uncouth, poorly educated, sickly pale, hump-backed on- welfare white person has to believe that his whiteness alone makes him better. It keeps him poor and ignorant and the 1% who uses them as a weapon wealthy and powerful. He who shall not be named, who assassinated 9 people who were smarter and more accomplished than he, is a perfect example of this.

Rosa Parks Obama

One of the best things that resulted from the push for integration in public places, was for A-A people to see that the mysterious, all-powerful white man, especially in the South, is a myth. We learned that many of us were smarter and more accomplished than many of them were. That we could go to ivy league schools and excel, own beautiful homes, send our children to high-performing schools, and take vacations in beautiful places here and abroad. All that so many of them have is their whiteness, which has no intrinsic value whatsoever. They are killing us because we are beautiful, brilliant, talented, and not afraid of them. We refuse to lower our eyes, to move off the sidewalk, to give up our positions, or to give them unearned respect. They cannot kill all of us and their days of terrorism are numbered. They have the cops, the media, and the power brokers, but we have right and the might of courage and determination. Barack Obama is not an anomaly; we have many like him in the A-A community. We will not be afraid, we will not be moved, we will not be denied, we will not leave the country, we will not apologize for our existence. We are American citizens and we are here to stay and to flourish.

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139 Responses to ““We Will Not Be Afraid””


  1. 1 desertflower
    July 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

    TY, NERDY!!

  2. 5 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hi

  3. 7 Don
    July 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Rep. Chaka Fattah, really!!!!

  4. 9 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    FEAR IS SUCH AN UGLY THING…IT HAS DIVIDED THIS COUNTRY…HOWEVER…THE UPSIDE IS…THE LIGHT FROM THIS PRESIDENT HAS OVERTURNED MANY ROCKS AND EXPOSED TRUTH…TRUE IT IS!…I LOVE MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT…PRESS ON!…SO WILL I!..:)

  5. 10 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

  6. July 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

  7. July 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    hey sag, goldenstar – did you see this?

    ……………….

    July 28, 2015
    Top GOP fundraiser calls on Sen. Mark Kirk to step down. Then takes it back.
    Comments Email Print

    GREG HINZ ON POLITICS

    One of the Illinois GOP’s premiere fundraisers has called on U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., to abandon his re-election race, saying it likely is unwinnable. The statement is spurring a flurry of phone calls and activity among worried Republicans.

    In a development that could help determine which party will control the U.S. Senate after the 2016 elections, veteran GOP fundraiser Ron Gidwitz said in an interview today that though Kirk is “a patriot and an accomplished public servant,” he will be hobbled by a series of recent verbal gaffes that have undermined public confidence in his ability to serve.

    “His misstatements put him and the Illinois Republican Party in too much of a defensive position” in what remains a predominantly Democratic state, Gidwitz told me in a phone interview. “I do not believe he will be a U.S. senator in 2017 and, as top of the ticket, he could cause collateral damage (to other Republican candidates). I call on him to step aside and allow other Republicans to seek his seat.”

    After I called Kirk’s office for a response, Gidwitz called me back and said he’d like to “retract” the statement. “I’m having second thoughts.” But he confirmed that “I said it. I said it thoughtfully,” and he acknowledged he’d received “quite a number” of high-level phone calls in just an hour. “I don’t want to take the heat I’ll get.”

    ………………………

    Gidwitz was remarkably candid. But what he said today only echoes what some other Republican leaders are saying in private after Kirk in recent weeks referred to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as “a bro’ with no ho”; said President Barack Obama wants “to get nukes to Iran”; and questioned at a Senate hearing whether a federal financial unit is acting like the Chinese intelligence service and collecting information on members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    “Kirk has always had a big mouth,” said one major party backer in Illinois who asked to remain anonymous, referring to an episode six years ago when Kirk exaggerated his service as a military intelligence officer. “But it’s gotten worse.”

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150728/BLOGS02/150729808/gop-fundraiser-gidwitz-calls-on-mark-kirk-to-abandon-reelection-race?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1&X-IgnoreUserAgent=1&CSAuthResp=1%3A173580828881915%3A519584%3A33%3A24%3Aapproved%3A0D698D86B9486C9C45FCC9A66E253F83&=

  8. 22 desertflower
    July 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    “His misstatements put him and the Illinois Republican Party in too much of a defensive position”

    See what I mean about those ” misstatements” ??

  9. 23 99ts
    July 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you NW – I still have trouble believing that a traffic stop and shop lifting result in death. It will change. It can no longer be hidden.

  10. 24 Linda
    July 29, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Is this a joke ?

    CBS’ Norah O’Donnell Tells Gov. Bobby Jindal: “I Think It’s Fair To Say You’re Considered One Of The Smartest Voices In The Republican Party”

    The smartest person in The Stupid Party, Norah ?

    • July 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

      I think Norah O’Donnell just prove she is not one of the smartest anchor woman on tv. Jindal is just like those other loud mouth racists Obama haters.

  11. 26 desertflower
    July 29, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I have to go tutor in a few minutes…Linda and GGail…I left that phone number for you on the last post….if you call, love to know what they say:)

  12. July 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    The Sam Dubose story is just… Well, really, I have no words. A traffic stop ends in a bullet to the head of an unarmed man.

    Propane Jane has a great thread going. If #AllLivesMatter, then why don’t the folks tweeting that get together with #BlackLivesMatter folks to make sure that shit like this doesn’t happen? Of course, we know the reason why.

  13. July 29, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Ridin’ with Biden!

    • 30 GGail
      July 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      HA! we here at TOD have known that for quite some time 🙂

      • 31 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        July 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

        HAH…I WAS GOING TO SAY…WE’VE KNOWN THAT FOR A VERY LONG TIME!

        • 32 misspat
          July 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

          I’ve been saying that for a long time. I can never get over that 3 am call quip and her husband’s comment to Ted Kennedy about the president serving them coffee. I am like an elephant, I don’t forget.

    • 35 Vicki
      July 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Good morning Liberal Librarian,
      We have been discussing the BI piece on the previous thread and are delighted to see that what we have been saying and writing about is seeing the light of day in the media.
      My favorite line was about POTUS quietly working against HRC for some time. As I’ve been saying….
      Now, I will read the NJ story. Thank you for posting both of them.
      We who are ridenwithbiden need to hear other voices in agreement.

      • 36 Vicki
        July 29, 2015 at 1:28 pm

        Read the NJ story.
        Hillary-centric while pretending to be a journalist. Unnecessary caveats against VPOTUS.

        Vast numbers of Dems like , love the VP.
        Not very many like the other candidate. PUMAS, DLC GOP, not many others.

    • 37 nospin
      July 29, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      “For the first time”?????

      gtfoohwtdabs.

      There was only one choice and we all knew it. #RidinwithBiden #nomoreClintons #none

  14. July 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  15. July 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    • 42 99ts
      July 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      From the prosecutor
      “This doesn’t happen in the United States” – what planet does this man live on?

      • 43 CEB
        July 29, 2015 at 1:23 pm

        Yeah, what he means is now we have to admit that it has been and is happening because brave citizens armed with the new technology can put the truth out for all to see.

        • 44 99ts
          July 29, 2015 at 1:31 pm

          Maybe I didn’t get the nuance – cause everything else he has said makes sense. In my part of the world Prosecutors could not say what he has been saying – our laws do not let anyone discuss – other than to state that person x has been arrested for murder.

          • 45 CEB
            July 29, 2015 at 1:40 pm

            I was responding to the comment before i had a chance to see the video and the context. I have done so and I have much respect for him and his approach to this murder and his determination to see justice served.

            • 46 99ts
              July 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

              I agree with you CEB – I just didn’t see the point of the original statement – because sadly it does happen – and too often. Given there have now been 2 indictments – things might be changing.

    • 47 Linda
      July 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      but…but… cops don’t lie…….

    • 49 Nena20409
      July 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      1st, an indictment.
      Then a trial.
      Then a Conviction.
      Justice for Ray Tensing.

    • 52 Vicki
      July 29, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      BRAVO!!!
      and bravo to CEB and Nerdy—yet again for an important thoughtful blog post.

  16. 54 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  17. July 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    How about that, the D.A. is on tv saying that he is bringing charges against the police officer who shot the black man in the head.

  18. 56 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    WATCH LIVE: Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters making announcement in shooting case – http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/follow-live-fatal-uc-officer-involved-shooting-updates

  19. 57 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:15 pm

  20. 58 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

  21. 59 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm


    7-29-15
    WH presser, LIVE Momentarily.

  22. 60 CEB
    July 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Good Afternoon, TOD.
    Just logged on and was so surprised and honored to see a comment that I wrote days ago in response to another post. One the one hand I thank you, NW for highlighting this, while on the other I am so sad that the on-going home grown terrorism against Black American citizens continues to make it relevant.

    • 61 misspat
      July 29, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Just read your blog and everything you say is so spot on. Now that I am retired I can go on cruises and take vacations and I see “that look” all the time and just ignore them. Just got back from a long weekend in DC, stayed in a 5 star hotel, there goes” that look” again. I made sure to clean up after myself so the hardworking immigrant lady wouldn’t have to work so hard and left her a good tip. We no longer cower, avert eyes or stay in our lane anymore, those days are gone.

      • 62 CEB
        July 29, 2015 at 1:38 pm

        My cousin, who looks very dark and dresses in a rather exotic fashion, and her husband, who is white, took their entire family on a cruise where they stayed in first class cabins and were seated at the Captain’s table. They looks from other passengers were all about how/why are they here?

        • 63 misspat
          July 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

          I never visited that exclusive dining room. It said formal wear and here comes the racist crowd in their wife-beaters and dirty sneakers lining up to get in. I bet that couple was the best dressed at that table.

    • 64 EricFive
      July 29, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Excellent comment CEB. Congrats on well deserved front page.

  23. 66 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  24. 67 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    • 69 CEB
      July 29, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      This is why body cameras on the police are a must. It is sad that I feel so grateful for Prosecutor Deters for simply doing his job. All should be like him.

      • 70 99ts
        July 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

        He sounds so dejected that it happened.

      • 71 99ts
        July 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

        What this prosecutor is saying should have such an impact on the Sandra Bland case. He keeps saying “this was a stop for a missing license plate”. It should not result in a shooting.

        • 72 CEB
          July 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

          He even said that there was no reason even for tasing.

          • 73 99ts
            July 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

            Now the reporter is getting heavy on “this was the university police” It wouldn’t have happened with the city police. I do wonder about that – well for some cities. I don’t know enough about Cincinnati to know either way.

  25. 74 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  26. July 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  27. 80 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  28. 81 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    • 82 CEB
      July 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      The motive was that the campus cop hates Black people, fears Black men, and cannot stand the fact that he was not feared in turn. His answer was the one that so many Black people get from the police: annihilation.

  29. 83 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 1:36 pm

  30. 85 57andfemale
    July 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    • 86 misspat
      July 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      As if they really care about aborted babies How many babies did they adopt? If they de-fund Planned Parenthood I think women should put those unwanted babies in baskets and leave them at their office doors in Congress and their doorsteps at home.

      • 87 57andfemale
        July 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        It’s despicable. The best thing is for women to have babies that they plan to have, and are ready and able to support financially and spiritually. That is “pro-life”. These same monsters will do nothing if the baby has birth defects, and they sure as hell have no intention of providing health care or schools for those children. It’s intellectually dishonest. It’s completely twisted and cruel. And also, NOT THEIR DECISION. Women have the right to control their destiny. Who is the “nanny state” now, but RWNJ’s who want to control a woman’s body.

  31. 88 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    That is a Head-Faker

    • 89 misspat
      July 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Not going to go on CNN but it does look interesting. Many years ago in the 50’s my Dad was taught how to cross an orange with a grapefruit by the Agricultural Officer. That fruit was so good, forgot the name they gave it.

  32. 101 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

  33. 104 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

  34. July 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  35. 106 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  36. 107 JER
    July 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  37. 108 Jeff
    July 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I am livid right now about Hillary and her planned parenthood comments. Please run Biden because I’d prefer to vote for someone whose views match my own in the primary and not someone I would be forced to vote for out of default.

    • July 29, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      I wonder how Emily’s List will massage this…

    • 110 57andfemale
      July 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      What did she say?

    • 111 57andfemale
      July 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Never mind. I found it.

      Hillary had a chance to exhibit greatness in 2008 and instead she immediately went into the gutter. I have been trying to find ways to be enthusiastic if indeed she is the “inevitable” Democratic nominee. But this ham-handed, triangulated response about what has been proven to be edited and doctored videos, shows me that her craving for the white trash vote is more important to her than anything. Which she will never get. God.

      She hasn’t sounded in engaged in the Iran deal discussion. For God’s sake, she was SoS! She’d better realize that this is not effing 1992. The world has changed.

      Biden is the only candidate I could really love. Bernie has attacked PBO too much, and he is too insular and bombastic and I’m afraid unrealistic. You make deals with the devil every day of the week when you’re POTUS. I do believe he would do exactly as he says he would: he would hold his breath until he turned blue, and that would make everyone change their minds. He comes from the Ralph Nader school of American politics: in other words, he doesn’t get it all. And O’Malley can’t get traction.

      Hillary is unfortunately proving to me that she is where she is by happenstance, not by any real talent. She is a mediocre person and I’m finding it harder and harder to feel good about her.

  38. July 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    The families of all these victims have consistently, fervently called for peaceful protests ….

    #AmazingGrace in_Deed

  39. July 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    As an African American woman, there is NO WAY I’d hire Mark O’Mara as my attorney.

  40. 119 99ts
    July 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    This is so weird listening to the defence attorney for Zimmerman speaking on behalf of young black men

  41. July 29, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    How many more horrific stories? It is unreal but all too real.

  42. 125 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    • July 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I felt her pain and I am so glad she has faith in the Lord. And how about the other officers all set to lie for that officer who shot Dubose.

  43. July 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm

  44. 128 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    I must confess that I have not and will not be watching this video.
    My mind has a tendency to store, remember and rerun these types of images 24/7.

  45. 130 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  46. 132 Linda
    July 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    The officer has turned himself in…..

  47. 133 Nena20409
    July 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

  48. 134 EricFive
    July 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    This rash of police murders of unarmed AA citizens is the perfect illustration of the institutional racism against Black folks that has plagued this country since its founding. The predominate view among cops in this country is that Black life is worthless. They kill a Black person with all the emotion exhibited in killing a fly. This dehumanization finds its roots in chattel slavery, where the ruthless exploitation of Black slaves required the oppressor strip the oppressed of his/her humanity. While I am glad the prosecutor decided to do the right thing and find his statements welcome, we must accept that this is an anomaly, a break from the norm. The swiftness of his decision tells me that the Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby set a precedent that is being followed. Her bravery and truth telling has thankfully inspired imitation. I also think that the Baltimore rebellion (I reject the “riot” label the oppressor uses) and the fear of further Black rebellions has made “doing the right thing” a bit easier (opposed to the “always back the cop” status quo). As has always been the case, the family of the latest victim is pleading for peaceful protests. God are we a forgiving people. These families are to be commended for their collective GRACE and selflessness. I fear however that if these police murders of unarmed Black citizens continues the odds are one victim’s family will advocate a violent response which could ignite a racial powder keg in this country. With each police murder, the fuse is getting shorter and shorter.

  49. 135 Linda
    July 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    What video is Thomas Roberts watching ?

    First he says the officer ” found ” a bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and removed it. Um no, Mr DuBose handed it to him and it was not open.

    Second, Roberts says Mr. DuBose ” took off ” after the officer shot him,… Um no….he was already dead and the rolled forward and hit a tree… He DID NOT ” take off “.

    Gawd the media is pathetic…..

    • 136 EricFive
      July 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Racism really is a mental illness. Creating a fantasy to assuage any guilt he may feel (and to assuage the guilt of his audience). The doctrine of white supremacy is the official religion of this country. It certainly is not Christianity. Roberts would be a heretic if he failed to find the Black man somehow guilty for his own murder.

    • 137 Sandy1110
      July 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      More than pathetic. Dangerous.

      Because they shape some of the public’s opinion. Some people believe what they hear on the “news” because it’s the “news”. And they accept the MSM’s spin at face value.

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