Posts Tagged ‘President’

The President That Looks Like Me

January 22, 2009

 

Mr. President

Mr. President

A Poem by: Greg Coleman
 
Hello Everyone!
 
I know it’s been awhile
 
But since the people elected Obama
 
I’ve had no time for ideological arguments
 
Because I’ve got my reason to smile
 
A humble honorable man
 
Who truly puts his country first
 
He satisfied the desire for change
 
For which the people thirst
 
Constantly attacked by people
 
Who tried to sow the demon’s seed
 
He ran because of his love for the American People
 
Not for power drunkenness, dishonesty and greed
 
And to all who still don’t understand
 
What the majority of people see in this man
 
I guess you never will
 
Because of where you stand
 
You see millions of Americans
 
Who just could no longer cope
 
Saw in this man
 
The power of hope
 
And people who were suffering
 
Who were deep in despair and pain
 
Saw in this man
 
The potential for change
 
But the message that he brought to us
 
Is really nothing new
 
But the people at the top
 
Just seemed to have lost the view
 
Because this is the United States of America
 
Not the united states of a few
 
Many white conservatives called black people racist
 
Because we whole heartedly supported this man
 
But it wasn’t because he’s black
 
It’s because he had an actual plan
 
To save our nation
 
And serve it’s people well
 
To lift this nation up
 
Out of the depths of hell
 
So I come to you today
 
To let you know that America made the right choice
 
A people united with a common purpose
 
And a common voice
 
For Barack Obama is the first black president
 
Of the United States
 
But he is the president of all of the people
 
No matter what their race
 
He comes highly recommended, qualified, and thoroughly educated you see
 
So I make no apologies, no excuses
 
For The President That Looks Like Me

 

 

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What This All Means To Me

January 20, 2009

 

Equality For All

Equality For All

As someone who has personally experienced, and who continues to experience racial discrimination at the hands of unsupervised racist who have been given too much power to discriminate at will, in the allocation of resources, services and funds to the disabled citizens of Maryland, namely DORS, (Division of Rehabilitative Services), and their contracted cohorts, RISE, (Reach Independence Through Self Employment), the inauguration of Barack Hussein, (yes that’s right Hussein), Obama gives me hope that after 6 years of fighting with these agencies, and filing complaint after complaint, with federal, state, and local officials to no avail, (including the Justice Department in Washington DC), that we will finally have someone in the Whitehouse who will see to it that when guidelines are set and met, rules and regulations are followed to the letter, and that the client, (that is me and other people of color), who have complied with all of this will not have to suffer endlessly because these racist are allowed to lie, cheat, and change the rules at their whim in order to keep African American Clients from receiving the technical, moral, and financial support that they have qualified for, and that there will not be separate qualifications for one segment of society, and another set for others.

 

In spite of the fact that I have been fighting to obtain funds for my business since 2003, after successfully passing the tests, completing the classes, and following the guidelines set forth by these people, (which they change at will), no one with whom I have filed a complaint with has recognized the fact that it is very strange that none of the African Americans that I attended class with were approved for funding after completing the requirements, and that 2 white clients had meetings set up for them by the instructor of the class with bank officers for funding, weeks before the class had even ended. 

 

I am not the only victim of this kind of obvious discrimination.

 

There are many people of African American Decent, who have, and continue to experience these kinds of double standards while pursuing services that are supposed to be available to all citizens who meet the requirements for these and other  types of programs, which in theory are designed to serve the people whom they are supposed to represent.

 

It is my hope that this president will make justice and equality for all Americans more then just a warm and fuzzy notion that has no practical application to the millions of people (such as myself), who have been denied access to these resources and services by unsupervised racist who are protected by more unsupervised racist, in order to keep certain segments of society from being treated fairly, simply because they can, because it is allowed.

 

There is no logical explanation for the fact that since 2003, none of the representatives of DORS, or the RISE Program, or for that matter, CAP, (The Client Assistant Program), which is the program that is supposed to be responsible for resolving problem cases such as this, have not been effective in doing so.

 

At the very least, they should have been able to determine if they could help me or not; but this has not been accomplished by them, by the many politicians, bureaucrats and department heads who have repeatedly received my reports on this issue.

 

These kinds of smoke screens have existed for years. Even going as far as denying people who have fought and or died for this country the benefits that they have rightfully earned. And many of these deceitful and hateful acts continues on the watch of many local, state, and federal authorities including , mayors, governors, congressman, senators, and presidents who are supposed to care about the people they represent.

 

It is my hope that with the cooperation of the American People who want a better country, and a better world; The Obama Administration will bring about the positive changes necessary to seek out and remove these types of people from agencies that are charged with allocating resources and services that have long term effects on people’s lives.

 

 Greg Coleman

Happy Birthday To A King

January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Jan 15 1929-Apr 4 1968

G.R.C. Records would like to wish Martin Luther King Jr, a Happy 80th. Birthday.

 

Thank you for sacrificing GOD’S Greatest Gift, (Life), so that our lives would be better than the lives of those who came before us.

 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Greg Coleman

 

 

 

 

The Obama Whistle-stop Tour

January 19, 2009

USA-OBAMA/

Thanks to President Elect, Barack Hussein Obama II, for taking the time to retrace the route of Abraham Lincoln’s Historical Whistle-stop Tour, on his way to Washington DC, where he will be sworn in this Tuesday, January 20th. 2009,as the nation’s 44th.President, (and the first African American President), in this nation’s history.

 

 

From Philadelphia to Washington DC, and all stops in between, thousands of people full of love, hope, and pride lined the route to either hear President Elect Obama speak, or to just catch a glimpse of him, his family, and his Vice President and family, as they slowly rolled by.

 

Thanks to the over 1500 people who showed their love and respect for the new president in Edgewood, MD. I know that it was dangerously cold and uncomfortable, as I was standing with you on this historical occasion.

 

And I am so proud of the people of Baltimore, (my home town), who demonstrated how much this new administration means to them by filling up the War Memorial Plaza, and the Inner Harbor by the thousands to show support of the new president, and to be a living part of American History.

 

Even though there are those who are still afraid, full of fear, and in some cases hate for the new much needed changes that are currently taking place in our country, even they cannot dampen, downplay, or deny the power that is clearly in full force as the result of this movement created by the people of the United States of America, in conjunction with President Elect, Barack Obama, and Vice President Elect, Joe Biden.

 

Thanks to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the people of the United States for standing up to the powers that be, and the status quo, in order to bring about the positive change that this nation needs in order to insure it’s survival.

 

Above all else, I thank GOD that he saw fit to let me live to see these times.

 

Greg Coleman

 

3 Reasons Why Obama Has Done So Well

March 5, 2008
I must give the candidate credit first for being an african american presidential candidate that carries himself in such a way as to be taken seriously.

With the exception of Martin Luther King JR, (who was removed by those who did not want to see him become president), there really has not been many african american candidates that were viewed by white america specifically, or black america in general, as viable candidates.

Of course, Colin Powell fits into this catagory as well. He was an excellent soldier, so excellent a soldier, that he became a general. So that would mean that he would definitely have to have a strong stomach to advance that far in the business of war.

However, after spending so much time with George W. Bush, he could no longer stomach the business of politics, so that took him out of the race by personal choice. And, at the rate that the members of the Bush’s Cabinet have been cutting and running before criminal prosecution; I think that he made a wise decision. The 2nd reason is that he exhibits a sense of newness that many voung voters, both black and white, (who are still optimistic about the polictical process), really like.

Finally, I think that black america has raised it’s conciousness to a new level. A level of being able to visualize an effective black president in the white house.

During my youth, having a black president, or even considering it, was unheard of.

It was considered to be a social evil that would cause the end of the world by blacks as well as by whites.

Sadly, many black americans had been trained by white america to think this way.

Remember, it really has not been that long ago, when it was illegal for black americans to enter into a restaurant to eat, use the same public restrooms as whites, set in the front seats of a bus, take a swim in a public swimming pool, or for that matter, vote.

Although most younger people associate these types of behavours with the deep south-I am here to tell you that I was born in the late 50’s, and raised in the early 60’s in Baltimore City; and I can still remember the signs saying “White Only”, “No Coloreds”, “White Trade Only”.

I also remember when black people had to go in the alley of the S&H Deli right in the heart of Fells Point, in order to have their food handed out the back door to them like an animal, (not like a person).

So through the process of negative socialization, which was the norm for america at that time, (rather those who did not live through it want to admit it or not), it would be impossible for any black man to become president.
“It’s just not in their DNA”, So it was said.

I can tell you from experience, that being white is not an immediate determination of success in the “White House”. Just look around now, and then reflect upon the pass.

I said all of that to say this: These are the reaons why I think that Barack Obama has done so well during this election year.

One more thing.

No matter who becomes the next president of the Untied States, male or female, black or white; please compare their performance after gettiing the job, to their campaign speechs, and make notes, compare the 2, and then call them out on their lies and shortcomings.

The reason that the government is the way that it is, and the way that it has been for so many years is because, the american public continues to fall for the same old bull-shit, time and time again.

If there is going to be truth in government, then it is up to the citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for what is said, and what is done.

 (Only) Around Election Time By: Greg Coleman

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