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Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Trump and Kanya West

Trump and Kanya West

So many people in the African-American community seem to be uneducated and Donald Trump intends to improve their lives and make them productive in society?

“Look, I'm going to put $100 billion into the inner cities over the next eight years," said Trump, during the campaign. Not only education for blacks but the president has development plans all Americans, including children.

Trump also said he is going to invest in communities where they have been starved. On life support, Blacks have waited for the Democratic Party for many years. Some of them 40 years, 50 years and 80 years but still no recovery, no help, and relief. 

Everyone knows that he has made that pledge, thus; everyone expects that he will fulfill his promise. We most certainly will follow him to all his promises and pledges for blacks in order to avoid the possibility of a second civil war which no one is interested.

Trump two pledges are $100 billion for the inner city and school vouchers. The $100 billion was pledged during his November speech in Charlotte. That money would be spent “to help rebuild the vital infrastructure, including water systems, in America’s inner cities.” He assured to do something about the climate change. 

Where Are The Black Politicians?

A lot is expected from black politicians who have switched power to the Democratic Party. At the national level, there are countless politicians. Besides President Obama, for instance, there are Justice Marshall, Secretary of Commerce Brown, NSA Rice, AG Holder, James Clyburn, Elijah Cummings and many others. 

As politicians, inner cities are also under your jurisdiction as well. It is time to work together with Trump for the pledges to materialized for the benefit of the society. 

Under the Obama administration, the black unemployment rate was cut in half. That is how to help the inner cities. A job, not a hand out like the Republicans seem intent on doing and above all for giving blacks a proper job you have to educate them.

Black Americans and inner cities

In October 2016, the Atlantic City cited numbers from a research at Brookings Institution about the extent which Census Bureau data indicates that 36 percent of black Americans live in cities; though not necessarily the “inner city.” 

Thirty-nine percent live in suburban areas. The remaining in a smaller metropolitan or rural areas. "Inner city" is just a euphemism for a crime-ridden ghetto. Whether it is Anacostia or neighboring areas of PG county is irrelevant. Because not all blacks live in the hood nor slum. 

Of course, a lot of the uneducated will never reach Donald Trump's golf courses, his towers or his hotels and perhaps after building those hotels and golf courses in the inner cities, I guess black people will have to live somewhere else. 

Yes, together with Trump's vision of his perfect America, I also had a dream which is more or less the same dream as Martin Luther King had the other day.

It is weird to many when a black person supports Trump and it seems that many blacks visit the Trump Tower in Chicago because he has already improved the lives of thousands of innercity black residents. 

They all moved there when it opened in 2009, for a free drink because they couldn't pay for it. As far as I know they didn't take up all the units of Trump's Tower so he can show his good will to poor black tenants who can live there with Section 8 subsidies.

Section 8 Of The Housing Act

Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. § 1437f), often called Section 8, as repeatedly amended, authorizes the payment of rental housing assistance to private landlords on behalf of approximately 4.8 million low-income households, as of 2008, in the United States. 

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have created a program called Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), or HUD-VASH, which distributes roughly 10,000 vouchers per year at a cost of roughly $75 million per year to eligible homeless and otherwise vulnerable U.S. armed forces veterans

This program was created to pair HUD-funded vouchers with VA-funded services such as health care, counseling, and case management.

Saturday night on Fox News

Trump continued his multi-day efforts to court the African-American votes with Saturday night appearance on Fox News. Trump’s message to the black community: “Your lives are so miserable, I couldn’t possibly make things worse. 

He ignores the black middle class and describes the entire racial group as uneducated, unemployed and desperate. Blacks in America have no health care, no education, no anything.”
Yes, Trump's comments indicate that the life of an African-Americans is “a total catastrophe.”

But what would he actually do for African-Americans? Trump said that he would “get jobs,” without elaborating. Trump also promised to bring “spirit” to African-Americans by being a cheerleader. And of course, I will provide him with the proper dress. It is beyond doubt that all these promises can be done overnight but let's discuss the progress at the end of 2017.

While facing many challenges, Trump also ignores the real progress many African-Americans have made during the Obama years. What do African-Americans have to lose? They already have made a firm statement because of the fact that Donald Trump has a major problem with African American voters. The latest national polls before his election show him with just 1% support among blacks. 

That’s virtually zero. Think about that for a second. A 2016 presidential nominee has zero support within a community that represents 14% of the total U.S. population, or about 46-million voters? Even the utterly elitist, Mitt Romney received 6% of the black vote in 2012.

Trump’s racist campaign began in 2011 when he led a racially-charged Birther movement designed to delegitimize Barack Obama’s presidency (although many would argue that it started about 45 years ago when the U.S. Justice Department sued Trump twice for refusing to rent apartments to blacks).

He’s also reportedly claimed that blacks are lazy. There are accusations that black workers were routinely removed from the floor of his Atlantic City casinos before his arrival. And he’s been criticized for stoking the flames of bigotry in 1989, with his media campaign against the Central Park Five black youths accused, convicted and ultimately exonerated in the brutal rape attack of a female jogger.

But today Trump is president for all Americans if he likes it or not. And if he wants to avoid a second civil war between blacks and whites then he has to start doing something about illiteracy, poverty, homelessness, unjustified imprisons, and joblessness for blacks. And he has to act as quick as possible because there is no time to waste.

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