Letters to editor

Black History Month call to political action

By From page A7 | February 20, 2014

When will African-American history be included in American history?

We African-Americans made these 50 states the greatest country in the world. As slaves we had the will to survive, to elect our first African-American president, Barack Hussein Obama. The good old boys will not control us, money cannot buy us, we are voting for the future of our children.

We must vote in every election including city, state and presidential election. That is our constitutional right. Call your families and friends in Kentucky. Our goal is to vote to ditch Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. If the voting lines are long, buy yourself a bucket of fried chicken, pass the bucket and wait to vote. Vote by any means necessary.

When you are summoned to service as a juror, hold your head up and do your civic duty. Think about the injustice to Trayvon Martin, and the evildoers who take food from your children and health care from your mothers. The evildoers refused to sign the immigration law, refused to compromise with President Obama to keep your family together.

Black History Month began in Chicago during the late summer of 1915. Carter G. Woodson, an alumnus at the University of Chicago, and his friends traveled from Washington, D.C., to participate in a national celebration of the 50-year anniversary of emancipation.

We are free, but we are not liberated from slave wages, forced to work two to three jobs to feed our families. The good old boys such as House Speaker John Boehner get richer off our hard work and slave pay.

I read the Daily Republic website, now you can follow me on Google. I want my 40 aces and a mule.

Minnie Noble


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  • JBFebruary 18, 2014 - 6:44 am

    What good would 40 aces do you?

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  • DanielFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Minnie I'm certain the likes of Kirchy, CD and Porno are cringing with embarrassment when you write. Out of curiosity why stop black history at one month, why not the whole year? Also don't just offer fried chicken for votes, why not wine or dubbies? Since Boenher and McConnell are stealing all of your money have you ever reported to Obam

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 23, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    Daniel, that is completely ridiculous. Why would we be cringing? It is your freakish party that's trying to take folks rights and allow crimes against gays and minorities. Good grief, wake up and look around Daniel.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 23, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    I'm very concerned about the right-leaning commenter’s on this board. Many of you like to fall back on the Constitution. I asked you if you were okay with AZ and the other states attempting to take citizens rights away effectively stripping them of their civil liberties. It is disturbing that many of you are dancing all over a silly cartoon and completely ignoring this horrific event. I believe you are good decent people and those ugly labels don't apply here. But can you honestly support an arm of government that is openly trying to legislate what amounts to legal discrimination? Please tell me you are against this.

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  • rlw895February 23, 2014 - 5:23 pm

    CD: Can give us a clue about what's going on in Arizona and other states?

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  • http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/21/us/arizona-anti-gay-bill/February 23, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    rlw895, here's the link.

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  • The MisterFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:46 am

    Minnie, good to see that you now read the on-line comments to your misguided missives. In response to your letter from December "No child should go hungry to school" on this exact same theme, I made the following comments (which you obviously didn't see because you didn't access the internet then). I think they are just as valid a response to your current letter: During Reconstruction, Minnie, thousands of White people, abolitionists, went to the South to help Black people. Many of them risked life and limb to teach Black children how to read and write and Black children, hungry to learn, would walk six and eight miles to school every morning to school for pizza, opps, to learn. How were these teachers at risk? Because Blacks were voting Republican and the non-powerful Whites were voting Republican and the racist White Democrats did whatever they could to prevent that from happening. Of course the first thing the racist Democrats did was to target anyone caught teaching a Black... they knew an educated Black would not be good for their political power. Racist Democrats beat, lynched, shot and killed Black and White Republicans. And yet the White school teachers continued teaching Black children every morning. But it looks like the racist Democrats have put Blacks back on the plantation, according to your letter, Minnie. Blacks get their schooling from the government, Blacks get their money from the government, the government has removed the Black man from the home leaving the Black woman to raise the Black children, Blacks get their healthcare from the government, Blacks get their nutrition from the government. The only difference between the plantation and now is that the master doesn't require Blacks to work. Blacks serve a bigger purpose for the master now... they vote to keep the master in office and they justify government spending (political power) for welfare and the prison industry. Minnie, the master (government) has, by and large, put Blacks back on the plantation... and the Blacks went willingly. 40 acres and a mule requires an investment in education, in capital, in work. Many Blacks told the master to keep their 40 acres and a mule and give them Obamacare, food, housing, abortions, un-education, and on and on. The US sold out the Blacks under racist Democrat Woodrow Wilson when he demanded all Blacks be taken out of government jobs and positions of power. The US sold out the Blacks again under racist Democrat Lyndon Johnson with his 'War of Poverty' which opened up the gates to the new plantation. Any vestige of 40 acres and a mule (individual education and hard work) was left outside the gates with the promise the master would take care of his property.

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  • Mike KirchubelFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:55 am

    ...and now tell her what you think of Abraham Lincoln. I'm sure that would help her see your "point."

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  • The MisterFebruary 18, 2014 - 9:11 am

    What? That Abraham Lincoln was a racist on par with Woodrow Wilson and, this if fully documented from letters Lincoln actually wrote, up to three days before his death, he was continuing his efforts to deport ALL Blacks from America to any other place on earth that would take them. Great Emancipator? No. But he had some great propagandists. Still does.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 23, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    TM: What source are you using for the deportation three days before his death on Lincoln?

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  • The MisterFebruary 23, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Rick, you'll find the well-documented proof in a recently released book by researcher Phillip Magness; "Colonization After Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement". The author is a professor at American University.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 24, 2014 - 1:40 am

    I don't question the possibility that Lincoln was looking at such plans. He certainly had a history of favoring resettlement as part of a plan to end slavery in America. I do question what it means. I reject the idea that it proves Lincoln was what I call a "virulent" racist. Unfortunately, we don't have words for the different levels of racism. So I say just about everyone is racist; only the adjective describing the level changes. Not all racists are virulent racists. Then we have to consider the context of Lincoln's time and his position as both a national and political leader. Lincoln was a brilliant politician. It is quite likely that to make emancipation tolerable to enough white Americans, he had to have a resettlement plan to go with it, even though it would be voluntary and relatively small. No one suggested Lincoln favored the forced relocation of 4 million newly freed slaves or had a plan to pay for it. TM and George, you are spinning this way too much.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 24, 2014 - 1:55 am

    And don't forget the Republicans and Democrats switched roles in the south in the 1960s. All those awful white Democrats of the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction Era would be Republicans today.

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  • LarryFebruary 18, 2014 - 8:58 am

    What I want is for us Black folks to stop complaining on why we cannot get ahead, we should know by experience that the playing field is not equal to us. Education is the key, if we are not educated the black on black crime, unemployment, will continue as it is today. Minnie if you do A Black history research you will discover that education was the key, not your 40 aces and a mule, you have to be educated to retired your mule and get a tractor to plow your acres.

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  • Mr. PracticalFebruary 18, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Larry, I appreciate your comments. Thank you.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 18, 2014 - 10:51 am

    After spending trillions on welfare along with cops and prisons, the poverty rate for the welfare underclass remains the same. Incredibly, Ms. Noble still sees a racist hooded klansman at her crime ridden apartment complex in Fairfield despite the facts. My only request is that she now precisely and specifically identify who ''the good old boys are''. Are they the residents of her apartment complex who are doing the shooting, killing, raping and robbing there? Exactly what color or ethnicity are these ''good old boys'' that have maligned her so? She also needs to precisely tell us who ''the rich'' are. I suspect that ''the rich'' are anybody who has a dollar more then Ms. Noble has! The NAACP is leading its true believers backwards and the outcome proves it.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 18, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Why isn't this hate speech on the part of a clearly deluded black afro-centric racist the subject of an editorial by Mr. Faison instead of attacking and libeling Mr. Guynn?

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 18, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Minnie, many of us have been reading your letters here for years. We've often commented on your "40 acres and a mule" to end your thought. You might consider removing that, we get it. McConnell s toast and so are many of the Tea Party and GOP apologists. We can be thankful for that! :)

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 18, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    So Trayvon Martin was dealt an injustice Ms. Noble? By whom? Multiple independent witnesses told of how Mr. Martin attacked Mr. Zimmerman, sucker punched him, jumped on top of him, slammed Mr. Zimmerman's head into the concrete pavement repeatedly. In response to the deadly force being unjustly dealt to him and to preserve his God given right to life, Mr. Zimmerman shot his attacker with a legally possessed government of tyrants properly registered firearm. Those are the facts! You don't like the facts because they don't support your crazy destructive agenda and lying ranting narrative. Ms.Noble----you are exactly what you hate! You're a RACIST who hates whites. You are no better then the white hooded racists of yesteryear. Furthermore, you wont discuss the fact the State of Florida denied Mr. Zimmerman his right to Brady / exculpatory evidence to include the contents of Martin's cell phone records and photos that show illegal drugs and weapons. Why isn't that an issue with you so-called "civil rights" mouthpieces!? Ms. Noble---you are a horrible exemplar and leader for the good black people in this community and nation.

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  • ToddFebruary 19, 2014 - 12:25 am

    I am alarmed by many in the Black Commuity that put their hope, trust and faith into the U. S. Government. Uncle Sam has become the father to so many black youth. 75 out of every 100 black children do not have an active father in their life. So the Gov. steps in and becomes the Dad that provides them with monthly income. The collapse of the Black Family hurts not just them but all of America.

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  • The MisterFebruary 20, 2014 - 6:27 am

    Todd, it was done by design with Democrat Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty". It was designed to push Black men out of the household and replace them with the government as the provider. Then, of course, the "War on Drugs" took those Black men and put them in prison. It's become very much an industry to tear apart the Black family. Oh, I didn't even mention the millions and millions of Black babies that have been murdered by abortion. For many, the Black man has been imprisoned by the government, made irrelevant by the government, and for the little aborted boy babies, have been made dead by the government (the government paid for it). Whatever beef you have with Whites is nothing compared to the anger you SHOULD have against the government. MLK saw it. Malcolm X saw it. I see it. Don't you?

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  • George Guynn, JrFebruary 23, 2014 - 11:59 am

    JB, Daniel, The Mister, Larry, Rich Giddens, and Todd, thanks for the great comments! Hey Minnie, how come you are silent about responding to the comments made by those mentioned above by me? Inquiring minds would like to know. Also, would you like to join me in asking that Lincoln not have a holiday at a future school board meeting as he was a racist till his last day as was mentioned by The Mister, got up to 700,000 people killed in the Civil War, and was a traitor for not upholding his oath to the Constitution by suspending the Writ of Habeus Corpus? Afterwards, maybe we could get the DR Management to explain why I am Obscene for suggesting a John Wilks Booth Day instead of a Lincoln Holiday as Booth only killed one tyrant vs 700K Veterans and Citizens for Lincoln? Saying that Lincoln was President just doesn't cut it as he should have been tried as a traitor and hung for not following his oath of office. Maybe the DR Management would like a Joe Stalin Day as he eliminated 20 million and who would dare to complain?!!!! Even Hitler couldn't top that!

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  • The MisterFebruary 23, 2014 - 2:58 pm

    All spot-on observations, George. Funny about Minnie... I was lead to believe that she would be joining this discussion as she can now access Al Gore's internet. On the subject on Lincoln, Booth may have done him a favor considering the domestic tyrant that he was married to.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 24, 2014 - 1:51 am

    Very cute, George and TM; you leave the argument on the story about George speaking to the school board about having a John Wilkes Booth holiday with points against you unrefuted and start up anew here as if you didn't even hear. Well we will just have to repeat what we said there.

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  • Rick WoodFebruary 24, 2014 - 2:07 am

    According to the Constitution, "The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it." The question is who gets to decide that. Lincoln made the decision out of necessity and congress endorsed it. Lincoln's suspension of the writ was extremely limited, having to do with Washington being located in a slave state, Maryland. Lincoln wanted to be sure military operations were not disrupted by southern sympathizers in and around Washington. Good, legal decision.

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