Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Corrupt Black Caucus

http://www.thegrio.com/opinion/corruption-in-the-congressional-black-caucus-threatens-african-americans.php

I have really wanted to NOT believe this for years. I did everything I could to avoid the issue out of fear that my suspicions would be validated. I needed this commentary to motivate me to be fair. To continue to be critical of black leadership. As it stands black leadership is no different than the corrupt white leadership. The Good Ole Boys Club is in the black culture too. As a black man who stands for the empowerment of blacks worldwide, I am deeply disturbed...by something I knew to be true for years. Disappointing! Who will do right by black people? Who?

Brian E. Payne sharing.

8 comments:

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I agree that the money used and donations taken need to be extremely scrutinized. But let's be careful to jump to conclusions based upon an editorial article. The NY Times referenced in the article has been known to be biased, and often ready to down our political leaders. I am sure there are some misuses of money (like spending that much money on a dinner), however, we cannot assume that donations from a corporation equal control. I work in fundraising, and am a part of an organization that has many of the same corporations mention in the NY Times article as some of our major funders. However, the money that they have given us in no way affects the work that we do. We utilize their funds to build communities, and do work that uplifts those most in need. Utilizing the old adage, "the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the poor..."

-MJ

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to MJ:

$700,000 to cater a dinner is excessive. That does it for me! Also, several of the CBC leaders have been connected to ‘under the table deals’ i.e. Charles Rangel. Like I said, I don’t care to believe this. However, too much evidence has been revealed in the past few years. Yes, it is an editorial – but Dr. Boyce Watkins and the NY Times are a creditable sources. Contribution does mean control to some degree. “I wash your hand, and you wash mine.” These blacks are not above this type of behavior. Apparently… It brings on a different question too: What in da h*ll does the CBC do besides have lavish parties and dinners during CBC Weekend? Are they really working on the behalf of the people or they just like soon to be former Senator Bayh ‘indicted’ yesterday during his press conference? Capitol Hill needs purification. I say get rid of 80% of them. This includes the black men/women frontin’ and not workin’. BTW, isn’t the NY Times liberal/to the Left? Which means their leanings somewhat favor Democrats (that party that blacks believe have their interest in mind)?

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I am actually aware of some of this, which my best homie from grade school (a republican) keeps me informed (when I am slipping or as he puts it "tripping")!

Yo, they are full of shit just like the Good Ole Boys connection. Sad Sad Sad, they let that dollar control their souls!!!

-AC

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Muata, you say, "..... Who will do right by black people? Who?....." Well, how about WE DO RIGHT BY OURSELVES? Stop sitting around waiting and moaning about WHO will do right by black people, go out and excel. Work hard and then work harder. -- There are remarkable, worthy men and women coming out of the lowest neighborhoods, year after year after year across the face of this nation, leaving behind those who aren't willing to make the climb out of poverty and out of apathy. They don't run in gangs in the old 'hood, and they keep their noses clean. And they leave without ever looking back. And for them and their offspring, that nasty cycle is broken. They didn't just sit around hoping that somebody would give them something. -- But as far as the CBC goes, we need to keep communications heading their way all the time, and to all our 'leaders'. Makes it a lot harder to flim flam your constituents when you know they're keeping an eye on you and will head to the voting booths to vote you OUT if you perform poorly! I've noticed that there are black 'leaders' in positions of respect and power who can talk a good game and voice complaints and accusations right and left, but I'm not always very convinced that they actually care much about US. I think they care a LOT more about their position in the spotlight!

-Juju

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to Juju:

Juju - You are right.

There is something about knowing that someone with influence has your back. Knowing that ANYone has your back. On Capitol Hill NO ONE has our back. These so called black leaders should be connected to the 'Souls of Black Folk' - but they are not. They connected to power, privilege, and the GREEN backs. They are the spitting image of what Malcolm X described:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEruHQ2N9WM. In this case, these Negroes don't love us. They are caught-up. And, in my estimation that is sad. Truly sad.

-Muata

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

I hate that a black man has to be the one to point out the fault of black orgs, but then I would hate it if whites pointed it out too!! Why can't people just do what they're supposed to do? If you are a member of congress...work for the people, not your pockets!!!!

-TMC

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Posted by Frank February 16th 2010 7:32amThe surprise is that anyone is surprised. It's not just the CBC, but its the NAACP, SCLC, The Urban League, and all of the other "civil rights" organizations that work under the guise of "helping the people". As long as these organizations have existed, the plight of poor blacks have existed too. To wit, these organizations have done very little to positively impact the lives of the people the purport to serve. Instead these organizations are mere fronts for race hustlers and poverty pimps.

-F

Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

Posted by TRUTH February 16th 2010 9:21pmI understand now why these people have not been up in arms about what has been happening to President Obama in terms of support. If people are looking for jobs to rain down from the sky any time soon they can just forget about that. It’s time to call out the wanna-be self anointed so-called black leaders for not showing loyalty and strength. We have to play the hand we are being dealt with as little bluffing as possible. As I stated before there is enough money in the African American community to dwarf the lobby money from the rental center, Verizon, and the rest of the corporations that have a seat at the CBC table. Oh yeah we should have a watchdog setting at the expensive conference room tables. I say save the money going to Churches, Temples and Mosques until we get juice. Ladies stop wasting money on Asian hair products. It's time for some major boycotting.

-Truth