by Vincent T Sylvain,
Publisher of The New Orleans Agenda
In a recent Internet interview, President Obama made the ultimate shocking statement by using the “n” word. The President’s comment was not an inadvertent mistake or a careless slip of the tongue. It was designed to make a point that race relations still need to improve in our country.
It is not every day in our country that a reporter has the guts to tell the truth about what is happening in our inner cities.
The arbiters of race relations believe that no one of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism. If not, you are demonized and harassed and as evidence, witness the treatment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or Dr. Ben Carson.
On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson made his famous call for a national “war on poverty.”
On August 13, 2007 we were the first to publish a commentary (30-year racial balance on New Orleans City Council threaten with Thomas' pending departure) which brought to light New Orleans' "unwritten rule" on a 30-year racial balance that existed on the New Orleans City Council.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.
Where does the Republican Party go from here? Are major changes in both direction and philosophy necessary?
On November 6, President Barack Obama won re-election by a relatively slim margin in the popular vote. He was re-elected despite his stewardship of a horrible economy and with the help of a clueless opponent who played political prevent defense during the last few weeks of the campaign.
African American actress Stacy Dash has formally endorsed Mitt Romney for President. The actress tweeted that Americans should “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”