Growing up in the Caribbean, it was not uncommon to hear elders say: “If you can’t hear you will feel” or “Hard ears you won’t hear; hard ears you must feel.” This is exactly what the elders would say to those who voted for Donald Trump, especially amidst the new White House budget revelation that screws the poor in all available spaces. For those too dumb to listen or too blinded by race and too “hard ears” to believe that Trump was nothing but a con-in-chief, they will surely feel it now.
As a child I always sought knowledge, finding out stuff, delving deep into the fonts of information that books and magazines brought that could quench my insatiable thirst to learn. At first, it started with comic books that my brother would bring home. Then I broadened my scope to perusing the pages of my parents’ encyclopedias - from Abacus to Zoetrope. “Knowing that I loved my books, he furnished me from mine own library, with volumes that I prize above my dukedom,” quoted Shakespeare. 
SAN JOSE, Calif. - “A monetary sum and words alone cannot restore lost years or erase painful memories. Neither can they fully convey our nation’s resolve to rectify injustice and to uphold the rights of individuals.” Tom Oshidari, co-president of the Japanese-American Citizens League, San Jose Chapter, was reading from the letter he had received from president George Bush in October 1990. “We can never fully right the wrongs of the past. But we can take a clear stand for justice and recognize that serious injustices were done to Japanese Americans during World War II.”
Even worse than the GOP’s ramming Neil Gorsuch on the high court, is what Gorsuch is now poised potentially to do on the SCOTUS. He can comfortably over the coming years do exactly what his Constitutional Originalist Siamese Twin Clarence Thomas vowed that he would do and has been as good as his word. That’s take revenge in his dissents, opinions, writings, and most importantly, rulings on the most crucial cases of the era against his opponents.
With President Trump leading America, Black Americans must depend on each other to support and maintain their current standard of living. Developing and building an entrepreneurial spirit is critical to the survival of the race in America in 2017. As Dr. Boyce Watkins noted, Black Americans need to harness their wealth and spending power. “When you look at Black unemployment, you see that Black unemployment is typically twice as high as white unemployment. Ask yourself this: Why is it that we give away $1.1 trillion in spending power when that $1.1 trillion could, according to most economists, create 12.2 million jobs in the Black community?”
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