Uhuru Movement Heckles Obama For Not Addressing Black Issues

QUESTION: “In the face of the numerous attacks that are made against the African community or the black community, by the same U.S. government that you aspire to lead, and we are talking about attacks like the sub-prime mortgage…and it wasn’t just a general ambiguous kind of phenomenon but a phenomenon that targeted the African community and Latino community, attacks like the killing of Sean Bell… and the Jena Six and Hurricane Katrina and the list goes on, in the face of all these attacks that are clearly being made on the African community, why is it that you have not had the ability, to not one time to speak to the interest and even speak on behalf of the oppressed and exploited African community in this country?”

Thanks and praises for the Brother’s eloquent and very valid question. In the face of a void of outspoken Black leadership, and while Obama side-steps Black issues for political expediency, it was only a matter of time before the members of Black community began to speak for ourselves. We must ask ourselves what we gain in the long run by not holding Obama accountable now, before he’s elected. Should we accept less from him than any other politician? We would expect any politician to at least pay lip service to our issues. Yes, it’s a political reality that Obama must be seen as “America’s President” to win the election. But it’s also a political reality, that if we allow our issues to be forgotten, they will be. While he may be one example of the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream, and we do support that, we still feel the void of Black leadership that uncompromisingly addresses and acts on our issues and struggles.

Props to these Brothers for bringing to light the reality that we still have a Black agenda and it should still be addressed in a direct, uncompromising and eloquent manner.

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