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by Jeff Crouere, ©2016, writing and broadcasting at Ringside Politics

Would Hillary Clinton be another Barack Obama for African-Americans?

(Jul. 1, 2016) — Once again, BET (Black Entertainment Television) hosted their annual awards ceremony Sunday night, and, once again it turned political. During the show, various speakers, award winners and hosts used their platforms to encourage support for Hillary Clinton and to castigate Donald Trump.

It might be useful to ask all of these entertainers what has Hillary Clinton done for the black community? She has supported policies that have led to a doubling of the federal debt, more U.S. involvement in foreign wars, and unleashed the significant threat of Islamic terrorism. None of these positions have done anything positive for African Americans. In addition, her strong support of abortion rights has contributed to the disturbing reality that black babies are aborted at a much greater percentage than white babies. While African Americans comprise only 13% of the country’s population, black babies are the victims in approximately 36% of all abortions in this country. This is truly racist and should be stopped, but all Hillary wants is for Americans to have access to even more abortion services.

Her opponent, Donald Trump, is considered a bigot, racist, Neanderthal billionaire who hates all minorities. In reality, he has truly helped thousands of minority families by providing good paying jobs in his business. This gives his African American employees not only money to provide for their families, but self-worth, something Hillary Clinton and other liberals never provide.

The Trump track record of providing jobs and opportunity to African Americans did not matter one bit to show host Tracee Ellis Ross, who encouraged young women to register to vote and determine “the next President. Welcome to the White House, Hillary Clinton.”

BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee extolled the virtues of gun control and the Democrat sit-in in Congress. She presented the humanitarian award to Black Lives Matter activist and actor Jesse Williams.

In one of the most racist speeches ever given at an awards program, Williams said that America built a system to “destroy us.” He claimed that blacks in this country are oppressed and buried “out of sight, out of mind.” For good measure, he also added that “this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us.” He said that whites extract “our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil, like black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them.” To show the double standard in our country, just imagine if a white actor had used similar language to criticize black Americans. To say there would be an uproar is an understatement.

Interestingly, Williams is an actor on a television show, Grey’s Anatomy, with plenty of white co-stars, white viewers and white sponsors. If not for white support, Williams might not be a rich, successful activist winning awards from BET.

Later in the awards ceremony, actor Samuel L. Jackson praised Williams for his “true” remarks and encouraged people to go to the polls this fall and “take eight more people with you.” The goal, according to Jackson, was not to be “tricked like they did in London.”

Interestingly, Jackson is like so many liberal entertainers of all races who supported the United Kingdom remaining in the European Union. Fortunately, the majority of UK voters decided to restore their national sovereignty and end ties to the mammoth bureaucracy in Brussels, Belgium.

Despite plenty of warnings and fear-mongering, the people of the UK did the right thing by voting for independence and freedom. This universal desire should be appreciated by celebrities like Jackson, but, unfortunately, they are brainwashed to support globalism and more international oversight, not less.

Just in case the message was not delivered strongly enough, the awards ceremony ended with recording artist Usher wearing a T-shirt that read, “Don’t Trump America.”

Overall the awards show was a disgusting display of political favoritism and partisanship with episodes of outright racism. It is a shame that these celebrities are given so much acclaim. In reality, they are not doing their fellow African Americans any favors as the plight of black people in this nation has not improved after almost eight years of Barack Obama. It will just be more of the same with Hillary Clinton.

As crazy as it sounds, the best choice for African Americans in November is to support Donald Trump. He has experience doing what Hillary Clinton has never done, create jobs. This is a much better way to help African Americans than Hillary’s only solution, growing the ranks of people dependent on government programs.


Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at jeff@ringsidepolitics.com.

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  1. Dear Readers;
    I have received inquiries as to whom my comment was addressed; was it the author of the editorial, Jeff Crouere, or was it to Jesse Williams.
    I should’ve used the salutation “The following is addressed to someone who made a complete fool of himself in front of millions: Jesse Williams,” and let it go at that.
    I’m glad Jeff wrote that excellent editorial because it gave me the opportunity to really have fun writing for a change, rather than write the comment as “Too much like work, Man” kind of thing.
    So thank you Jeff Crouere for a darn good and timely editorial.
    Chief New Leaf

  2. Actually, William’s childish rant was the most entertaining part of the whole show. And if anyone ever wanted proof of how public education has failed some of our fellow citizens [NOTE: I don’t know if Williams DIDN’T have exposure to a public library – or any library — or if he had, of what quality, i.e., the Ormond Beach, FL, Public Library has probably the fewest works of Shakespeare on the North American continent. It was quite apparent, nevertheless, that Williams was never on a debating team: his talking points were, let’s put it this way: a two-year olds’ – anyone ever watch “The View”? — emotional conjecture at best and, at worse, a nonsensical rant to stir up the mob of like-minded ‘deductive reasoning challenged’ individuals who never figured-out the work ethic; of how following the Ten Commandments will keep one out of jail; and never – insert the word “lazy” at your discretion — had the opportunity, inkling nor desire to do a book report on “War and Peace” or, for that matter, the first edition of “Superboy Comics”. I was waiting for the punch line, as we all were, but it never came. Williams is an expert at putting the blame (read “made-up-excuse”) for the perceived shortcomings (of the World?) on everyone else but himself.
    Williams is a real work-of-art articulating ‘The Whine’. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton – who made successful careers out of pouting, ‘marching’ and finger pointing — are other aficionados: “Woe to us, Oh Lord, hear us whine”.], William’s embarrassing (it’s always sad when someone “looses it” in public, isn’t it?) verbal tantrum sure did bring home the point that, even though some may have a high school education and may have been drafted by the NBA out of college, ‘Johnny’ still can’t read or, if he ever did, the last full-length-novel he read was the would “STOP” at the end of the street.
    The American Indian used to look upon the Black population of America with a feeling of solidarity, but not within the past half century. You used to fight for ‘Constitutional’ rights but now all you fight for is more ‘Free Stuff’ and what you say doesn’t make a lick of sense.
    If Williams were my son I’d tell him his pathway to become Chief one day has been ordained, but he’ll never make it unless he pulls himself up by his own bootstraps and acts as a man, rather than some sniveling little coward.
    You want to know what’s it’s really like to be in back-of-the-bus, try walking in the moccasins of the American Indian. Every time we tried to march and protest we got mowed-down with Gatling Guns. You should be so lucky. It’s not by accident that many a person articulated that the American Indian could’ve been one of the “Lost Tribes of Israel”, if not by DNA than certainly of how the world has treated us.
    Talk about being left behind, and that’s just half the story.
    I have spoken.
    Chief New Leaf