It is on this premise that I base my views and it is because I believe in creating your own privilege at the end of the day that I am a conservative. Liberalism has often held the “American Dream” as something to mock or distrust—something not for black people, an illusion that excludes the “others”.
Federal aid for America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities has now expired and Congress can’t agree whether to pass a short or long term plan to restore the funding. A group of bipartisan senators, educators and students demand a vote now.
These federal dollars pay for campus infrastructure improvements, faculty and curriculum development, and student services. Without them, staff members are looking at layoffs and students are considering transferring.
The liberal left pretends that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left, in my opinion, is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to smash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today. This bullying has no end and spares no detail often being petty, trivial tropes and comments that don’t refute or attack ideology or fact but personhood and esteem.
It is crucial to note that these two “star witnesses” do not have firsthand information—they are secondhand informants that are sharing information of what they “heard”. With stammering lips, each witness gives and recites their testimony sharing their personal opinion on policy and the presidnet’s acts—there has yet to be solid evidence of a quid pro quo. The question that must be answered: are secondhand witnesses true witnesses?
These things (HBCU funding, aiding seemingly ailing institutions) aren't important seemingly instead impeachment is to congress. We are currently in an impeachment debacle and the issues that matter such as HBCU funding are not at the forefront of a divided congress. We must demand more from congress or as we'll see layoffs, transfers and, sadly, even dropouts.
Here are the questions we must ask and answer amid this debate (not the win for such is historic and beyond congratulatory and great). Where has debate gone? What is the future of debate and its relevance to black culture? Has it been hijacked by the topics of mainstream media?
The media has functioned as a propaganda tool for a single political party ideology, not only destroying their own purpose but as well as threatening the existence of a free republic—not only physically, civically but mentally.
WASHINGTON – On October 28, 2019, the Howard University Speech and Debate Team, participated in the Connecticut NAACP tenth annual “Great Debate” along with Harvard University during the Connecticut NAACP 54th Annual State Convention at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. Nearly 10,000 people were in attendance of this public exhibition, including seventh through 12th grade students. The performance … Continue reading HOWARD UNIVERSITY DEBATE TEAM BEATS HARVAD’S DEBATE TEAM, SECOND YEARD IN A ROW
I believe this is a Biblical pattern we see—after about 400 years of slavery then comes freedom. We can see the parallel in the Biblical narrative and in our own historical one. The Hebrews i.e. the children of Israel were enslaved to the Egyptians for 400 years (see Genesis 15:13, Acts 7:6). So too, this year (2019) is exactly 400 years since the very first slaves were brought to America. A ship, carrying about 20 enslaved Africans, appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia.
Though slavery was abolished in 1865 the fight to be free extended well into the 1960s and into the present day. However, this fight has morphed into a mental one. As we fight, “we”, speaking directly about African Americans, to understand our true enemy—the slave master of single, static and liberal thought.
Haley in promoting her new book "With All Due Respect," which recounts her time serving in the Trump administration and her work with other former Trump officials like Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chief of staff John Kelly. In her promotion of such, she speaks to the current impeachment inquiry and the Ukraine controversy. As well, she mentions her belief of and notice of the undermining of the president by Tillerson. This public commentary serves as further evidence of what many have deemed a “witch hunt”.
There are no two thoughts or ideologies that are identical. When it comes to politics or social issues there are no identical twin opinions, only fraternal twins. They may originate from the same place, but they flow through two completely different channels. The strength of America, the strength of this culture, the strength of any people is the ability to celebrate difference not shun it. True unity, at its core, is not conformity but a celebration of difference.