Welcome to this edition of Sneaks Wide World of Blogging.
This series is dedicated to the proposition that Blogging is a prime example of the saying "Variety is the Spice of Life".
Let's get to the good stuff! ;-D
This edition is dedicated to African-American Conservative Bloggers.
Yes, Virginia, they exist, and they have much to say. ;-D
When African-American Report Outed me as a Brotha ( Still hoping to learn more, so stay tuned! Hee, hee! ), the other day, I found an upside to this developement.
For quite some time I've had the following African-American Conservative Blogs in my Blogroll: La Shawn Barber's Corner, and Uncle Sam's Cabin, along with fellow Bear Flag League member Cobb, in the BFL Roll.
I also have links to African-American Websites such as The New Coalition, and BlackConservative.net.
Now I have found more sites to add.
This post is intended to introduce you to the 'Hood that is Black Conservatism.
This community is something Liberals would prefer not be widely known about, and is something that annoys many Black Liberals especially.
There is a lot to read here folks.
The good news is that you have plenty of time until the Fall Elections to enjoy these selections, and the comments left to them, and learn more about what these sites have to offer.
I read a commment in the local newspaper today that expresses what many Blacks think of their so-called "Leaders":
Blacks don't need diversity programs, and free condoms in high school. They need black leaders who will hold blacks accountable for behavior that has nothing to do with slavery.
Word is that the Prez will be speakiking at the Annual confab of the NAACP this Thursday, and my local paper quotes its President, Bruce S. Gordon, as saying the following in a Convention speech, the other day:
Black Americans should end "victim-like thinking" and seize opportunities to help close gaps between the nation's rich, and poor....
We may not have all the power that we want, but we have all the power that we need....
All we have to do is believe it, and use it.
Now, um, excuse me, but ain't that sort of what many Black Republicans have been saying, in one fashion or another, for decades, and being ridiculed for?
Those words probably gave more than a few in the audience the vapors and heart burn. ;-D
Many Blacks, when asked to name African-American Conservatives can readily name Condi Rice, and Colin Powell.
Everybody knows that Bill Cosby has been expressing his opinions on the state of affairs in the Black Community, and being taken to task by some for it.
What is not as well know is that many in the Black Community, even the Liberal Wing, agree with his assessment, and are wondering how to go about improving things.
Here is part of an interesting, though long, story, in City Journal from last year about Cosby touring the country with his message, and the reception he received:
In January, almost 2,000 people jammed the auditorium at Wayne County Community College in Detroit in order to hear Bill Cosby yell at them—there’s really no other way to put it—for being bad parents. That was after a crowd had already filled a hall in Newark. And another in Springfield, Massachusetts. And another in Milwaukee. And yet another in Atlanta.
Had Cosby not gone into quarantine as the result of sexual-abuse charges that prosecutors say they are no longer pursuing, there’s no question that thousands more poor black parents would have come to town-hall meetings, asking the comedian-activist to harangue them, too. They would have waited in line to hear Cosby say the same sort of thing he said in front of the NAACP on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown decision last May when he started his crusade: “The lower economic people are not holding up their end of the deal. These people are not parenting!” Or the litany he presented in a Paula Zahn interview: “You got to straighten up your house! Straighten up your apartment! Straighten up your child!” Wearing a sweatshirt with the motto “Parent Power!” he doubtless would have blasted the “poverty pimps and victim pimps” who blame their children’s plight on racial injustice. “Proper education has to begin at home. . . . We don’t need another federal commission to study the problem. . . . What we need now is parents sitting down with children, overseeing homework, sending children off to school in the morning, well fed, rested, and ready to learn.”
Now Bill Cosby is a big star and all, but at 67, he’s not exactly Beyoncé. Why would people hang from the rafters in order to hear an aging sitcom dad accuse them of raising “knuckleheads”? The commentariat, black and white, sure didn’t have an answer.
Read the rest: What’s Holding Black Kids Back? by Kay S. Hymowitz
The Commentariat from the LEFT will never have an answer.
I want to introduce you to some black voices from the RIGHT.
On the Voting Rights Act: Voting for American Interests.
On the folly of Diversity and Group Rights: The Perversity of ‘Diversity’.
On Reparations: What In the Fallen World…?
I am, humbled, and honored, to have long been included on her blogroll.
How this multi-talented voice has time to do all the writing she does is a wonder to me, but there is worth in every word she writes.
Her Columns generate letters to the editor by the handful.
Her blog posts are linked to by the dozens, and the comments to her posts come in the dozens as well, and are often as thought provoking as her essays.
More great stimulating writing that gets the discussion juices flowing among readers, and another blog I am honored to be on the blogroll of.
The GOP's Record on Civil Rights: A collection of links for a better understanding of the Republican Party and its relationship to blacks.
Pride: "Listen, if all the blacks who claimed to have black pride actually had pride, the achievement gap, in this country, would be significantly smaller."
5. Black Pundit: Tavares Forby is a Republican. Apparently they DO produce them in Compton from time to time. Hee, hee.
Sadly this Blogger has apparently not blogged since May.
6. Booker Rising:
From the 2004... A Statement of Blog Purpose.
Kevin Fobbs: "Black Americans Should Not Support Illegal Aliens’ False Civil Rights Claims".
7. Black and Right:
Obama rips into fellow democrats for not reaching out the religious community.
NAACP upset at five companys for them not stroking their ego.