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A BLACK MAN VISITS DETROIT TO EDUCATE VOTERS ON THE HISTORY OF BERNIE SANDERS AND HILLARY CLINTON!

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

A black man from Dallas, Texas, who represents the Black Men for Bernie organization, ventured up to Detroit, Michigan to speak with voters, who were predominantly African-American, economically disenfranchised and democrats.

Most of the people he spoke to were planning on voting for Hillary Clinton, even though they knew almost nothing about her politics or that the Clintons past policies went against the interests of the African-American community.

Like her “Super Predator theory ” speech she used to advocate for harsher laws on crime that disproportionately effected black people. 

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Locking blacks up in for profit prisons for mostly nonviolent drug offenses, that most white people would get a slap on the wrist for or be given court ordered rehab.

Neither did they know about the
Clintons welfare reform policy, their mass incarceration bills or the Trade deal Bill Clinton did with China or his NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) bill, that took away many of the manufacturing jobs in Detroit and brought them to China and Mexico.

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Transforming Detroit from one of the most successful predominantly African-American cities, to one of the poorest in the nation.

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He educated them on Bernie Sanders’ history of risking his life and going to jail to fight for civil rights alongside many civil rights freedom fighters, including Martin Luther King Jr.

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And his current fight for social justice, which includes police brutality and systematic racism.

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He informed them on Bernie Sanders battles with Washington’s political elites to get tax funded healthcare and college education for all tax paying Americans, two things most poor and economically disenfranchised blacks can’t afford.
To no one’s surprised, most people changed their vote from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK:

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=3705441&page=1

http://blackmenforbernie.com

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BLACK HIGH SCHOOL TRAP! (POEM)

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THE TRUTH IS BLACK HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT A TOOL TO EDUCATE THE YOUTH

BUT RATHER A TOOL TO FUEL THE INDUSTRIAL PRISON COMPLEX, AS A MATTER OF FACT

NO COLLEGE PREP FOR BLACKS

INSTEAD PRISON PREP

TO SYSTEMATICALLY CONTROL THE FATE, MISEDUCATE

THE SEEMINGLY HATED, STILL NOT FULLY AMERICAN

ONLY SEMI LIBERATED

KEPT DISENFRANCHISED

TO BE EASILY GENTRIFIED!

SOUNDCLOUD : SPOKEN POETRY.

-LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
AMERICA: DIVIDED WE STAND?!
VOLUME #2
POETRY OF WE THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE!
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE AND SCRIBD
http://leonkwasichronicles.com/my-books/

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BLACK HISTORY SPOTLIGHT : ANGELA DAVIS!

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Angela Yvone Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Angela’s family lived in an area nicknamed “Dynamite Hill”, it was an a neighborhood where domestic white supremacist terrorist attacks against the rising black middle-class, who fought against segregation were frequent and more often than not, ignored by local law enforcement . In an article published on npr.org, on July 6, 2013, Birmingham historian Horace Huntley states:

“There were 40 plus bombings that took place in Birmingham between the late 40’s and mid 60’s, forty-some unsolved bombings.”

As a child, Davis would attend Carrie A. Tuggle elementary school, a school that was racially segregated. By her junior year in high school, Davis applied and was accepted into the American Friends Service Committee Program, a program that took black students from the segregated south and placed them in schools in the integrated north. Davis decided to attend Elisabeth Irwin high school in the Greenwich Village.

After high school, Davis would be awarded a scholarship to Brandeis University, in Massachusetts, where she was only one of three black freshman. After she graduated Brandeis University, she would attend the University of Frankfurt (in Frankfurt, Germany ) for graduate work in philosophy.

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After returning to the United States to be a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Davis would earn a reputation on campus as being a civil rights activists and radical feminists. Davis was also a member of the Communist Party USA and was an associate of the Black Panther Party.

In 1969, then-Governor of California, Ronald Reagan would put pressure on the Board of Regents at the University of California to fire Davis because of her communist party ties.

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In 1970 Davis was charged, but later acquitted of Federal charges of conspiracy, when armed-men took over a Marin County, California courtroom, which resulted in four people being killed, when alleged associates of hers , used weapons she bought earlier, to commit the hostile the takeover.

After her acquittal, Davis would visit Cuba, where she received a warm reception from the Afro-Cuban population, Davis reportedly said she believed Cuba to be racism free.

In July, 1979, Davis would visit Moscow, Soviet Union and would be presented the Lenin Peace Prize, from the communist government.

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In recent years Davis has written several books, co-founded Critical resistance, a national grassroots organization dedicated to building a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex and has lectured at many top Universities, including San Francisco State University, Stanford University, Brown University, Rutgers University and many other Universities.

A 2014 INTERVIEW WITH ANGELA DAVIS ON DEMOCRACY NOW , SPEAKING ABOUT PRISON ABOLITION, THE WAR ON DRUGS AND WHY SOCIAL MOVEMENTS SHOULDN’T WAIT FOR OBAMA:

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINKS BELOW :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/07/06/197342590/remembering-birminghams-dynamite-hill-neighborhood

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WHAT NOT TO DO FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE💞 EAST! (ESSAY )

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BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE

Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Well if the United States truly wants to end the war against Islamic terrorist groups, bombings and bullets are not the key to a successful plan for peace in the Middle East.

In fact they are part of the reason we have the current issues in Iraq and Syria with ISIS, since we kill far more innocent civilians than we do terrorists, which makes us even more enemies, some of whom probably will become terrorists in the future, after seeing the burnt and charred remains of flesh and bone, from people they used to call mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew,son, daughter, cousin, friend, or neighbor, all residue left behind after one of our U.S drones or Tomahawk missles kills an entire family, often times the suspected terrorist they were hunting , was not even in the targeted area.

According to a Huffington post article posted on January 23, 2014, by Kerry Sheridan, “there were approximately 500,000 civilian deaths caused by the US led invasion in Iraq.”

Brown University’s Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs published a study online in march 2015, the stated stated ” 92,000 Civilians in Afghanistan have been killed and 100,000 wounded since the US led invasion in 2001.”

The 2nd problem, which obviously relates to the first one is, we have to stop going into other countries and interfering with their political and military affairs, be it when the U.S used the Ethiopian army as a proxy to invade Somalia in 2006 , which increased Islamic extremism in the region or when the U.S Disbanded the Iraqi army after the 2003 war, which caused many newly unemployed Iraqis with deadly weapons and tactical training to walk straight into the arms of ISIS. Our recent military history with Iraq and Libya proves we are far better at nation destroying than nation building, since both countries had very little Islamic extremism, Pre-United States interference, and are now a breeding ground of Islamic extremism. According to an article published on Time.com by Mark Thompson, on May 28, 2015, titled “How Disbanding the Iraqi Army Fueled ISIS” , Thompson stated: One expert estimates that more than 25 of ISIS’s top 40 leaders once served in the Iraqi military.

Yes both Saddem Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were brutal leaders and their nations were breaking many international humanitarian laws, but that does not give us the right to go into their countries, remove them and kill hundreds of thousands of civilians in the process. Hell you can say the same about the United States two closet allies in the region when it comes to brutality , Saudi Arabia and Israel are the two kings of breaking international humanitarian laws . And lets not forget the United States herself was called out by the United Nations for her racism and police brutality. According to a NewsOne article posted approximately one year ago, Noureddine Amir, the vice-chairman of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Amir stated:

“The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials against racial and ethnic minorities is an ongoing issue of concern and particularly in light of the shooting of Michael Brown. This is not an isolated event and illustrates a bigger problem in the United States, such as racial bias among law enforcement officials, the lack of proper implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of force, and the inadequacy of training and law enforcement officials.” So lets first get our own affairs in order, before telling foreign nations how to get their affairs in order.

Now I obviously don’t know the keys for peace in the Middle East, and I will gladly admit the United States without a doubt employs far better educated and experienced people they can use to advise them than me. These are just my opinions based on facts, history and results.

But what I do know is continuing to invade and destabilize nations, kill hundreds of thousands innocent civilians as collateral damage, makes us less safe, not more safe, by increasing the recruitment of young and able men, ready and willing to die and kill to expel the invading and mass murdering crusaders.

Now lets just be honest with ourselves, and think outside of our collective alpha male American ego and put ourselves in an Iraqi person’s shoes , if the United States was attacked and occupied by a foreign nation, and hundreds of thousands of our citizens were being killed, there would be a swarm of white supremacist militias, and Christian hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan growing with new members, ready to fight and die to expel the invading military force.

And to anyone that thinks what I am saying is not true, here’s some facts for you:

In an article titled ” They Love to Hate, In Growing Numbers” by : Katti Gray of the Root.com, published on February 25, 2011, Gray states:

“There’s no question that Obama’s election drew people into the hate world. These groups’ [online] servers were crashing on the night of the election from all the traffic,” said Heidi Beirich, director of research for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Its spring 2011 Intelligence Report, released Thursday, lists 1,002 hate groups, a 7.5 percent increase since 2009 and a surge of 66 percent since 2000.”

And that’s only because Obama is the first half-black president , now just imagine the white supremacist domestic terroristic attacks that would being happening in this country if this country was being attacked by an foreign nation, inside our own borders, both to the occupying military and probably to minorities, especially black people.
Which proves war gives you more enemies not less enemies.

I am not even going to pretend l know how to fix the the current problems the United States has with ISIS and other terrorist organizations in the Middle East, but I do know three ways not to get us anymore.

1. Stop f#cking with other countries politics, it always comes back to hurt us in the end, from Iran to ISIS. We seem to create our own Boogie-Man! So President Obama, my fellow American, from the midwest ( you Chicago and me Detroit ) with an African father ( your father from Kenya and mine is from Ghana) ,please don’t take out Assad, I know he is a piece of Garbage, but most of our allies are too, plus taking him out will leave a hole for terrorists to fill, Iraq, Libya and even post Soviet war Afghanistan has proven that.

2. If we do have to attack another country, it’s because they attacked us or our allies first, like a Pearl Harbor or 9-11 situation. Not because we want to take their natural resources!

3. If we’re forced to go to war and defend ourselves, we must make sure we don’t bomb an entire city block to kill only four f#cking terrorists, which in the end will make us even more enemies, which kind of defeats the purpose of going to war in the first place. The same technology Edward Snowden revealed the United States has and still is using on us American citizens illegally, the United States must use that technology to pinpoint our enemies, and kill them with causing as little civilian casualties as possible.

THE FACES OF WAR:

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4102855

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/human/civilians/afghan

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://newsone.com/3049930/un-committee-racial-discrimination/

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

http://time.com/3900753/isis-iraq-syria-army-united-states-military/

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION USE LINK :

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Somalia_(2006–09)

For additional information use link :

http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2011/02/report_a_surge_in_hate_groups_across_america.html