Tonight, President Obama will address the nation one last time in his much anticipated farewell speech. As I come to terms with what that really means, it’s hard to find solace. The reasons are a bit complicated, some of them easier to articulate than others, but all equally as hard to swallow. So as we prepare for what I know will be an emotional night, I’d like to reflect. I have more than a few things to say.
Earlier this month, TIME magazine revealed they’d chosen President-elect Donald Trump as their 2016 ““Person of the Year.” And while I don’t think any of us were shocked, I think it’s safe to say that most of us were disgusted. We’d had enough of the Trump Train.
Hillary Clinton will stop at nothing to get the Black vote. Like most politicians, she realizes that the our vote is extremely important, and without it, she probably doesn’t stand a chance at becoming this country’s next President. What Hillary also knows is that while she pretty much has the older Black vote in the bag, that younger Black voters aren’t so easily swayed. Many Black millennials believe that Hillary lacks credibility, integrity, and authenticity, and for us, that makes her unfit to be President. Fed up with the status quo, we’re looking for someone…different. And even though we knew Hillary would say and do pretty much anything to lock in our votes, none of us were prepared for her recent interview with “The Breakfast Club.”
I love Humans of New York. I check the HONY IG page daily. I obsessively read the stories, stare at the pictures, and dissect every little thing I see. It’s fascinating to me. As someone who loves studying people, and considers herself a professional people watcher, I appreciate the fact that Brandon Stanton (the creator of HONY) spends his life telling the stories of people who are often overlooked by society. Now let’s be clear, I loved him before-but after reading his open letter to Donald Dump, I absolutely adore him.
In the last week, both Ben Carson and Caitlyn Jenner have voiced support for Presidential candidate Donald J.(ackass) Trump. And while anyone who supports Donald Trump is an enigma to me, these two are particularly troubling. Mainly because one is Black and one is a trans woman.
It’s time. This is President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address. According to the White House, not only will this be the shortest SOTU address from President Obama, but it will also be the shortest address in 25 years-and that’s probably because, as most of you know, President Obama has insufficient f*cks to give.
I don’t know if I need to say this-but…I think Crystal Wright is trash. Crystal Wright, better known as “GOPBlackChick” on Twitter, spends her days trolling the Black Lives Matter movement, and Black people in general, while pledging her allegiance to the lilliest white of her Twitter followers along with various politicians. She does this, of course, in an attempt to seem better educated and more sophisticated than other Black people-who undoubtedly in her mind are all violent, lowbrow, ruffians that she’d be better off distancing herself from. Frankly, I’m not sure how she can even see clearly enough to tweet all of these awful things with her head so far up white supremacy’s ass and all. But apparently-she makes do.
Ahhhh yes. My President is Black. I don’t have a blue Lambo, but I totally get how Young Jeezy felt in that one song. And while our President graduated from both Columbia AND Harvard…sometimes, when confronted with really stupid people, he gets to show off his comedic genius. And SOMETIMES, he doesn’t even crack a smile. (We call that SHADE) After the terrorist attacks in Paris, followed by conservatives calling on the President to “do something”, it became crystal clear that Obama wasn’t here for any Monday morning Quater-backing. And as the video of him telling people to “pop off” went viral, it made me think of all the other times our President has NOT been here for your sh*t. Click below and enjoy.