Back when Black writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Langston Hues would throw darts at each other, they pointed out an interesting truth: most Black writers lack integration of their characters with the holistic view of the American scene. In other words, the characters are often victims of America rather than problem solvers who enhance American life. This is not true for at least three females in my novel.
"White folks have the audacity to say that they are coming to help empower us when they don't understand how powerful we are, and that it flows from within each of us from the moment that we were created, so we don't need your assistance in obtaining, maintaining, or distributing power." - Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson.
I am no different. I have lost all faith in journalism. The term fake news has become more real to me than ever before. Now, I find more credibility in the ordinary WordPress blogs than I do in ABC or CNN. News is not journalism anymore; it morphed into sensationalism. The free press is up for sale. During this election, Joe Biden will raise more than 100 million dollars from people who donate cash. It is very saddening that so much of that goes to buying the free press, sensationalizing half-truths, and blindsiding the American people with Deep State agendas and coverups.
Circling back to Mel's claim about 400 million dollars per year being invested in racially based issues, more groups have taken the market share of financial resources. The NAACP had a 27 million dollar budget in 1999. (Bartlet, 2004)The Antiracist Research & Policy Center received 1.5 million from the Rockefeller Foundation this month (Yahoo News, 2020). Black Lives Matter Global Network manager, Kailee Scales, proclaimed that George Floyd's death sparked national outrage, "a watershed moment for all black-led groups." (Loiaconi, 2020). I will admit that watershed doesn't mean wealth. Still, when we consider that one recent Black Lives Matter petition alone brought in $5 million in online contributions (Loiaconi, 2020), it is safe to assume that Mel is right. Racism is a goldmine.
He "educated"-- or miseducated-- his African American audience, claiming that Donald Trump appointed 198 judges, and that among them, not one is African American. There is no other way to say it; the reverend LIED.
In other words, the DNC created a system of superdelegates that could select a candidate different from the one chosen by the people.