Urban Issues Breakfast Forum with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow.” Friday, May 11, 7:30 a.m., at the California African American Museum.
Anthony Samad: The week after President Obama was elected in November of 2008, the FBI reported a 49% jump in background checks for gun and assault rifle purchases. Some 374,000 people sought to buy guns between November 3rd and 9th, 2008.
Anthony Samad: Parks and Perry went straight at Wesson in the most belligerent manner they could. The outcome hasn’t been pretty. Did the constituents of the 8th and the 9th districts pay a price for their representatives’ belligerence?
Anthony Samad: Clear Channel has a problem, and it goes far beyond the rationales being given for John and Ken’s, and Rush’s, inappropriateness.
Anthony Samad: By intellectualizing racism, Gingrich is leaving his signature card with Americans that still have a race problem with Obama. We can’t let it work.
Anthony Samad: President Barack Obama laid out the reality of our nation, his accomplishments despite obstruction, in front of Congress and the nation. He did it in real time, in virtual reality, in jaw-dropping fashion.
Anthony Samad: The Republicans need a vehicle with a big enough horn to get the public’s attention. They need to raise the ideological rhetoric just to have a chance. Regardless of what it does to the nation. The rhetoric bomb is coming under hood and sheets. The question is, will the nation stand for it.
Anthony Samad: We posture King and prostitute his memory wearing t-shirts in parades and attending chicken dinners. We run from the very things he stood for. We run from economic subjugation.
Anthony Samad: It’s all a little much for a day that’s a bunch of mess about nothing. Except separating us from our money. Christmas is about separating us from our money…with a smile.
Anthony Samad: With the Lakers, the old girl found out she was about to be dumped for the new girl BEFORE the brotha could break the news. That’s a problem…a fit waiting to be thrown, let’s say.
Anthony Samad: The Los Angeles taxpayer would be astonished with the number of unexcused absences council members have, but these two small-minded council persons — Parks and Perry — wanted to send a message and get some press out of it—and they did.
Anthony Samad: Few have followed his lead on inner city investment, but many have followed his lead in living two decades with HIV.
Anthony Samad: King meant different things to different people, but one thing is for sure…America, black and white, had not gotten over King’s death – not if you have any sort of a conscience.