Who are some of the modern-day Uncle Toms you may ask? They are none other than Herschel Walker, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Kanye West, now known as Ye. Each one of these individuals have been Whitewashed and programmed as puppets to help fuel the White agenda. Not every Black person is for Black people! We need to recognize this notion and take it to the polls. Voting is still one of the ways to get your voice heard.
Herschel Walker is currently the GOP candidate for Senate in Georgia. He is none other than a longtime liar who tries to replace ignorance with his own fantasies. He has been accused of multiple domestic issues and has been known to display violent behavior. Why is he still allowed to run? He also claimed to be against abortion but has “allegedly” paid a woman to get rid of the child that was his. He also lied about being a police officer. Again, why is he still allowed to run? Are the “conservatives” so desperate to keep control that they are willing to support a violent person who lies and tries to hide behind mental illness? He clearly has no respect for women, morals, or values.
Ye is another individual who continues to stay in the news. In our latest edition, we proposed the question, do all lives matter? Ye wore a shirt that said White lives matter, which upset many individuals about his intentions and disrespect. In his recent ignorance, Ye made comments regarding George Floyd’s murder and how he believes that Floyd was not killed by Derek Chauvin but by fentanyl use. Ye is now being sued by Floyd’s family for $250 million dollars for many reasons such as “defamation, harassment, misappropriation, and infliction of emotional distress, according to the attorney on the case. Many will be watching this case closely and how “free speech” will play a role in this case. Ye’s motives, actions, and behaviors are disgraceful and a true example of pure ignorance. It’s this type of behavior that impacts the Black race and the image society continues to hold us on.
Additionally, he made anti semantic comments that were very hurtful and unnecessary. His twitter account was locked and now, Ye is trying to purchase Parler, which is “a social media site popular with Trump loyalist,” according to National Public Radio. Many people watched Donald Trump get away with so many offensive comments that individuals like Ye believe that they can say whatever they want and hide behind “free speech.” Ye, a dedicated Trump support has clearly aligned himself with White conservatives and if this Parler deal goes through, he will have total control of what he wants to be filtered and what he wants to be shown, and this idea of “free speech” will be in question.
Justice Clarence Thomas, another Uncle Tom was in the news earlier this year. After everything that has come out about Justice Thomas and his wife’s involvement with Trump, Justice Thomas should have been asked to recuse himself from the case surrounding the capitol riot knowing his wife’s involvement. It’s a conflict of interest and questions the integrity of the Supreme Court. With his right-wing views and ideologies, it is people like Thomas who are turning back the hand on an inevitable changing America. With his views, many have questioned some of the decisions he’s made regarding some cases; many feel that Thomas supports the White conservative agenda and takes great pride in “making America great again.”
We can’t stress enough the importance of getting out to vote and to educate yourself as much as possible. Someone once said, “If you want to keep information from Black people, put it in a book.” Educating yourself means keeping up with current events, researching different topics, and knowing your history. Lack of knowledge is one of the things that keeps Black people down. We must change this narrative and do what we can to progress as a race. We must also pass this knowledge down to our kids so they can be informed and break generational cycles that continue to keep us down. This change starts with voting. Marcus Garvey once said, “The negro who lives on the patronage of philanthropists is the most dangerous member of society because he is willing to turn back the clock of progress when his benefactor asks him to.” With a little less than three weeks, the midterm elections are closing in. Vote early. Don’t let the modern-day Uncle Walker, Uncle Ye, Uncle Thomas, and all the other Uncle Toms control the America they want.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.