As I predicted, Trump is now ahead of Hillary in the polls, thanks to the arrogance of these black ministers, one, who is a fraud. He lied about his resume. Who has done much damage? That black choir singing to Trump gave millions of people some hope, that race relations can improve, if just a little! Have Faith!
Above is a photo of the opening of the Mim’s House that Marilyn made sure I did not go to. That’s Greg Black with his very big camera. She lied about why we did not meet that day for lunch, she saying her back hurt, and she stayed home. What she was supposed to do is FIRE ME, but, she and others feared I would be harsh on them in this blog. I guess they expected me to drop dead, go somewhere out of sight, keep my mouth shut, or be hit by a bus! I was EXCLUDED! They wished me dead.
There was talk about the Exclusion Laws in Oregon in regards to this opening. I have taken a closer look. It appears the people of Missouri were fed up with the owners of slaves in their state, and because it was a Border State, many owners moved there with their slaves to affect the elections. This is why John Fremont emancipated the slaves of Missouri to create Freed Voters. The idea was the freed slaves would stay in Missouri, while the white folks moved to Oregon in order to live the life style – they dreamed of when they came from Europe – where they fought other white folk like crazy for thousands of year.
Imagine if black folks were introduced into ‘The Game of Thrones’. It won’t do to depict them as submissive slaves, or a Big Black Barbarian taking a Nordic Blonde from behind, while her big cow-like tits sway to and fro! White folks will not be keen on seeing this black warrior chop up her father and brother like pig meat. How about – Ol Granny comes at him with her little Celtic dagger, and gets her head removed with one swing of his mighty sword? Oh no! No! No! So, the directors EXCLUDE blacks! This is called RACISM.
Exclusion Laws were a way to keep out the slave-owners who gave the appearance their slaves were free. They would be paid ten cents a month, and kept in shacks on the ex-slavers land with room and board. There were no executive jobs for freed blacks. The fear was they would be taken advantage of. This was PROBLEMATIC, then, and now. Trump and his black church ministers have successfully convinced voters Hillary is pandering to blacks, while keeping them down. She is using them, while Trump gave them hope. Can I get a witness? Why aren’t black folks protesting the coming Exclusion of their Latino Brothers. Rick Cobian and Kenny made sure I got no credit for the ‘Hey Obama’ video.
“The effect was to legalize slavery in Oregon for three years. Moreover, once freed, a former slave could not stay in Oregon—a male would have to leave after two years, a female after three. Any free black who refused to leave would be subject to lashing, a provision that was known as “Peter Burnett’s lash law.” Burnett, who later became the first U.S. governor of California, gave this explanation for his support for the law: “The object is to keep clear of that most troublesome class of population [blacks]. We are in a new world, under the most favorable circumstances and we wish to avoid most of those evils that have so much afflicted the United States and other countries.”
Kenny Reed and Eric Richardson have played Jazz together in a White Hippie setting. I guess they wanted the African Showcase to be all about black folks.
“Jon. You’re fired. Kenny doesn’t want you on the set! We just want to be around hip black folks getting in touch with their African roots!”
“Oh! I see. Thanks for letting me know what the fuck is going down! I thought you hated my Commie cape and my sidekick ‘Devil Boy’. I guess I over did it.”
“That’s not it. No matter how evil you try to appear, you still look just like fucking Santa Claus. You’re just – TOO white!”
My aunt Lillian and my father swore I was not his son. Christine’s disappeared autobiography begins with a description of me, how I didn’t resemble my siblings. Did Rosemary alas tell her daughter the truth, that I am Errol’s son?
Donald Trump’s most vocal African-American surrogate, South Carolina pastor Mark Burns, has admitted that he exaggerated his college and military-service records — but accused the media of attacking him because he’s “a black man” supporting the mogul for president.
The Web site for Burns’ Harvest Praise and Worship Center in Easley, SC, had said he holds a bachelor’s degree and served in the Army Reserve.
But Burns was instead a member of his state’s National Guard and never completed college, attending only one semester at North Greenville University, CNN reported Saturday.
Burns owned up to padding his résumé.
“As a young man starting my church in Greenville, South Carolina, I overstated several details of my biography because I was worried I wouldn’t be taken seriously as a new pastor,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter.
“This was wrong. I wasn’t truthful then and I have to take full responsibility for my actions.”
But he blamed media bias for CNN’s report.
“It’s a shame that the political insiders and the media choose to attack me because I’m not going to stay silent about Hillary Clinton’s pandering to our community,” he wrote.
Kenny Reed, the drummer, and Michael Morningsun on the skitchety skoo.
John Babbs on vocals and George Walker on drum and vocals.
Oblata, having taken the form of a human. David Rhodes on sax.
Eric Richardson on bass.
On the bus
Although a great many friends and associates spent time with Kesey at his La Honda, California ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, the core group of 14 people who became the official ‘Merry Band of Pranksters’ driving across the country in 1964 were:
- Ken Kesey (The Chief, Captain Flag, or Swashbuckler), author (1935-2001)
- Neal Cassady (Speed Limit), driver (eastbound), author (1926-1968)
- Cathy Casamo (Stark Naked or Beauty Witch), actress, girlfriend of Larry Hankin
- Ron Bevirt (Hassler), photographer (1939-)
- Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), author (1939-)
- John Babbs (Sometimes Missing), Ken Babbs’ older brother (1937-2012)
- Jane Burton (Generally Famished), Stanford philosophy professor, pregnant at the time
- Sandy Lehmann-Haupt (Dis-Mount), sound engineer (1942-2001)
- Paula Sundsten (Gretchen Fetchin or Slime Queen), girlfriend of Ken Babbs
- Mike Hagen (Mal Function), cameraman
- George Walker (Hardly Visible)
- Steve Lambrecht (Zonker), businessman (1942-1998)
- Chuck Kesey (Brother Charlie), Ken’s brother
- Dale Kesey (Highly Charged), Ken’s cousin, “bus chaplain”
Oregon’s racial makeup has been shaped by three black exclusion laws that were in place during much of the region’s early history. These laws, all later rescinded, largely succeeded in their aim of discouraging free blacks from settling in Oregon early on, ensuring that Oregon would develop as primarily white.
White emigrants who came to present-day Oregon during the 1840s and 1850s generally opposed slavery, but many also opposed living alongside African Americans. Many were nonslaveholding farmers from Missouri and other border states who had struggled to compete against those who owned slaves. To avoid a similar competitive situation in Oregon, they favored excluding blacks entirely, although a small number did settle in region. A few immigrants brought slaves to Oregon during this time, taking advantage of the lack of enforcement of Oregon’s anti-slavery laws.
Oregon’s small white population had voted on July 5, 1843, to prohibit slavery by incorporating into Oregon’s 1843 Organic laws a provision of the 1787 Northwest Ordinance: “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” The law was amended, however, on June 26, 1844, by the provisional government’s new legislative council, headed by Missouri immigrant Peter Burnett. As amended, the law prohibited slavery, gave slaveholders a time limit to “remove” their slaves “out of the country,” and freed slaves if their owners refused to remove them.
The effect was to legalize slavery in Oregon for three years. Moreover, once freed, a former slave could not stay in Oregon—a male would have to leave after two years, a female after three. Any free black who refused to leave would be subject to lashing, a provision that was known as “Peter Burnett’s lash law.” Burnett, who later became the first U.S. governor of California, gave this explanation for his support for the law: “The object is to keep clear of that most troublesome class of population [blacks]. We are in a new world, under the most favorable circumstances and we wish to avoid most of those evils that have so much afflicted the United States and other countries.”
Because the lashing penalty was judged to be unduly harsh, the council substituted a lesser penalty later that year, and voters rescinded the law in 1845 before anyone could be punished. The law did discourage at least one settler—George Bush, a Pennsylvania-born free black who had been a successful farmer in Missouri. After arriving in Oregon with his wife and six sons, he decided to settle north of the Columbia River near Puget Sound, out of the reach of the 1844 Oregon law.
The second exclusion law was enacted by the Territorial Legislature on September 21, 1849. This law specified that “it shall not be lawful for any negro or mulatto to enter into, or reside” in Oregon, with exceptions made for those who were already in the territory. The law targeted African American seamen who might be tempted to jump ship. The preamble to the law addressed a concern that African Americans might “intermix with Indians, instilling into their minds feelings of hostility toward the white race.” The law was rescinded in 1854.
At least one person was expelled under the law. Jacob Vanderpool, reportedly a sailor from the West Indies, arrived in Oregon in 1850 and was arrested and expelled from the territory. Exclusion orders were issued against at least three other blacks during this period, but they received enough support from whites that they were allowed to stay.
Delegates to Oregon’s constitutional convention submitted an exclusion clause to voters on November 7, 1857, along with a proposal to legalize slavery. Voters disapproved of slavery by a wide margin, ensuring that Oregon would be a free state, and approved the exclusion clause by a wide margin. Incorporated into the Bill of Rights, the clause prohibited blacks from being in the state, owning property, and making contracts. Oregon thus became the only free state admitted to the Union with an exclusion clause in its constitution.
The clause was never enforced, although several attempts were made in the legislature to pass an enforcement law. The 1865 legislature rejected a proposal for a county-by-county census of blacks that would have authorized the county sheriffs to deport blacks. A Senate committee killed the last attempt at legislative enforcement in 1866. The clause was rendered moot by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, although it was not repealed by voters until 1926. Other racist language in the state constitution was removed in 2002.
Although the exclusion laws were not generally enforced, they had their intended effect of discouraging black settlers. The 1860 census for Oregon, for example, reported 128 African Americans in a total population of 52,465. In 2013, only 2 percent of the Oregon population was black.
Communities of Color Network First Friday Event
Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Many Nations Longhouse
1630 Columbia Street, Eugene, OR
Social networking event for Communities of Color. Salmon Bake and provided entertainment by: JAZZ ENSEMBLE, THE INVISIBLE ARTS
PROJECT FEATURING: ERIC RICHARDSON, BASS; DANIEL POWELL, REEDS; AND GREG BLACK, GUITAR
Eric serves as president of the Eugene/Springfield NAACP where he works to create cross cultural connections to advance racial justice and educational equity. A jazz musician, Eric understands the importance of both arts and education for the health of all communities. Eric is a father of five and a new grantmaker as of Spring 2014.
A week or two ago, I caught my childhood sweetheart, Marilyn Reed, lying to me. She said her back hurt, and this is why she stayed home. She later let it slip she was at the dedication of the Mims house where she ran into Kathy Vrzar. Kathy is the Director of Inspirational Gospel Sounds Choir, and Marilyn is the President. Why didn’t Marilyn want me there? She knows I am a reporter for my newspaper Royal Rosamond Press. Didn’t she want me to take photographs of this civic event? If so, why?
I wondered if it had anything to do with the film Greg Black took of the event at the Hult Center, and was shooting at the Mims house opening. Eric Richardson spoke at the Hult, and at the dedication of the Mim’s house. He also spoke at the MRG event at the Campbell Senior Center. Marilyn told me the fundraiser for the choir will be held at the Mims house where the office of the NAACP is located. Eric is the President. Since the Hult, Marilyn has grown distant, cold, and critical of me. She said she and her sister were writing a biography, and she questioned me three times about copyrights. Four hours ago, I got a FB message from Kathy Vrzar. She said my blog on Krystal Albert was a selfish one.
A special Black History Month event sponsored by the NAACP Eugene and Springfield Branch will be from 7 to 10 pm Friday, Feb. 22, at Tsunami Bookstore, 26th and Willamette. Planned are an art sale, live jazz with Adam Harris, Greg Black and Kenny Reed, and comments from the outgoing and incoming branch presidents, Henry Luvert and Eric Richardson respectively. Refreshments will be provided. Free.
Saturday, May 10, 6:15-7:40: A very special Jazz and Poetry Open Mic featuring Stone Cold Jazz: Kenny Reedon drums, Neil Jansen on guitar,with Jack Neidermannand Eric Richardson on bass, and starring the otherwordlyDrumson on poetry and sax. ($5-infinity, includes entrance to the slam)
Elijah Lovejoy edited an abolitionist newspaper, the Observer, in St. Louis, before being driven out by a mob. He fled across the Mississippi River to Alton, Illinoiswhere he was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with a pro-slavery mob.
As one of the border states, Missouri was exempt from President Abraham Lincoln‘s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation decreeing the freedom of slaves in all territory then held by Confederate forces.
On January 11, 1865, a state convention approved an ordinance abolishing slavery in Missouri by a vote of 60-4, and later the same day, Governor Thomas C. Fletcher followed up with his own “Proclamation of Freedom.”
Although he was of Southern birth, Fremont was an ardent foe of slavery and became the first Republican candidate for President in 1856. Obtaining a third of the vote, and 114 electoral votes, Fremont proved that the new Republican party was a serious contender in national politics. His electoral slogan of “Free Men! Free Soil! Fremont!”, resounded throughout the North, Fremont winning all of the Northern states except Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Indiana, demonstrating that if the North was unified, it could elect a President. Fremont suffered in the election by false allegations that his father was a French aristocrat and that Fremont was a Catholic. (Fremont’s father was a middle class Frenchman who fought for the Royalists in France and who immigrated to America. Fremont was an Episcopalian.) The Democrats also made hay of the fact that Fremont had been born out of wedlock, and that at the time they started their romance, his mother had been married to a man not his father. Salacious political gossip is not an invention of the Twenty-First century.
The final straw for Lincoln was on August 30, 1861, when Fremont issued a proclamation declaring martial law throughout Missouri and ordering that the slaves of rebels be freed. Lincoln was engaged in a delicate process of keeping the slave border states in the Union, and now Fremont, with no consultation with Washington, was doing his very best to ensure that all the slaveholders in Missouri regarded the Union forces as a deadly threat. Lincoln ordered the proclamation to be rescinded. Incredibly Fremont, a Major-General in the Union army, refused to obey an order of the Commander-in-Chief and sent his wife to Washington to plead his case. Lincoln had a brief and acrimonious meeting with Mrs. Fremont in which he referred to her as “quite the female politician.”
Lincoln dismissed John C. Fremont on November 2 and rescinded the proclamation. Fremont would serve in the Valley campaign of 1862 against Stonewall Jackson with a notable lack of success. That was his last command of the war. Briefly in 1864 Fremont served as the standard bearer for anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans seeking to deny Lincoln the Republican nomination for President, dropping out after Lincoln removed Montgomery Blair, an enemy of Fremont, from his position as Postmaster General. After the war Fremont served as governor of the Arizona territory. He died in New York in 1890, destitute and forgotten. Congress came to the rescue of his widow, with an annual pension of $2,000.00.
Often accompanied by celebrated frontiersman Kit Carson, Fremont ledfive expeditions between 1842 and 1853, surveying and mapping routes through what is now the Midwest and on to Oregon and California. He is commonly given credit for naming what became a great Midwestern state. In his report to the Secretary of War on his expeditions, he listed the most prominent river in that area by its Native American name, “Nebraska.” The Secretary later applied that name to the entire territory.
Fremont’s published accounts and maps were a crucial resource for settlers during their westward migration. His explorations seized such a hold on the popular imagination that he became known as the “Pathfinder.”
That fame, along with his credentials as a committed anti-slavery advocate, put him in position to become the first Republican candidate for President in 1856. Although he lost to Democrat James Buchanan, scoring a very respectable 114 electoral votes to Buchanan’s 174, Fremont retained an excellent reputation based on his pioneering exploits. When the Civil War broke out, President Lincoln appointed the Pathfinder a Major General and Commander of the Department of the West, based in St. Louis, Missouri.