Shirley Chisholm Educator- Politician, EDUCATING AMERICA: Campaign Camparisons for Change 1972 & 2008
September 5, 2009
Shirley Chisholm Educator- Politician, EDUCATING AMERICA:
The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… Shirley Chisholm 1972, The Catalyst of Change and Our Political Leader Forever. The Dream Part 1….. This is a past posting but it does show how important an underdog candidate such as John Edward can play very, very important roles in presidential and election politics Shirley Chisholm taught us about this strategy and I hope America learns the lessons about delegates and politics which Shirley Chisholm gave us all…God Bless Her. Barack Obama 2008 must learn from past political leader of 1972 From: http://www.factxchange.com THE UNDENIABLE POLITICAL-LEADERSHIP OF SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Follow the Chisholm Trail: The current (Democratic) Candidates lack the stage presence, articulate, and powerful electrifying performance of true Leaders such as Shirley Chisholm. The original change candidate has already made history but the American press and political news media/shows seems to be in denial or non-recognition of the history of this – our American country. In the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to deny or destroy…The similarities of Vietnam and Iraq and the Nixon era politics and Bush era politics and the politics of Black America cannot be denied… and therefore the founder of the Change Campaign of Shirley Chisholm (and democratic nominee George McGovern) cannot be neglected. A Country that cannot build upon its past cannot construct a future. In the memory and honor of Shirley Chisholm’s Groundbreaking and Landmark Campaign for Change, and as the 1972 Chisholm trail – Presidential Campaign – trail-blazed the path through-out this country for others such as Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama. I hope to set the record straight by establishing that the foundation, founder and catalyst for change is and was the 1st black/woman presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm, and now hope that Barack Obama carries on the baton that has been passed to him for change in this country as well. John Edwards and Hillary Clinton also share this responsibility which Shirley Chisholm has made for them. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton are all good candidates but the person who stands out above all of them is Shirley Chisholm’s and her electrifying and groundbreaking campaign of 1972 when Richard Nixon ran on the republican ticket and George McGovern was the democratic nominee…and Shirley Chisholm was the candidate and catalyst for CHANGE IN AMERICA as SHE CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY and the future course of the country. She is the model for all of the other candidates to emulate or give tribute. The question of black leadership still exists, so far the question is if black/ african-americans are going to be voting for Hillary Clinton, wife of the first president (accepted as being Black) or Barack Obama – a black candidate who’s parents are racially different Kenyan-African/black and white American woman from Kansas. but as we all know curly hair and light of dark complexion means that your a black man and your are treated or perceived negatively by American society from your childhood through becoming an adult and the worse as you advance into your career/ or you suffer from past facial tactics and biases. Therefore being black often means you are Black listed often, treated unfairly, mistreated or treated deconstructively while others are often promoted fraudulently or constructively. Accept if you’re promoted for diversity reasons. But in this case all of your struggles and accomplishments are overlooked and you are seen as filling a position not because of your accomplishments but because of the color of your skin. Which brings us to today’s political topic (more or less).Often times the white/mainstream adopt a black person as their own and treat/promote them so specially that they separate them from the (priorities of the) flock. This person is often seen as a house (Negro) or (Uncle Tom) someone who has lost all of their cultural and historical values and has become a casualty of the important agenda. (In a few words).Black Americans are often faced with the challenge of voting for the underdog in political campaigns with the agenda of making a statement to the world or American society. White people often vote for underdogs but they could be potential winners Black people often vote for underdogs but they are losers who have no chance of winning or making a statement, in essence nearly useless in American society. Shirley Chisholm revolutionized America and became a revolutionary woman known around the world as one of the top 10 most important women in the world which dismissed all negative notions of the potential of black America, as she constructed the foundation for a renewed and revolutionized American society. TODAY….Today Barack Obama has been accepted/adopted and popularized by white American media and society far ahead of getting any concrete facts and information of is presidential run. American society has turned him into somewhat a pop-star instead of a serious political candidate like Shirley Chisholm. Hillary Clinton is a woman candidate who of course brings the potential of a woman candidate to the presidency of the USA, who naturally brings issues of black America to the presidency because of the shared black America and women’s movements together because of the Shirley Chisholm presidential Campaign era of the early-mid. 70’s, where she carried the needs of everyone in the country. Black AMERICA (is…very Serious)It would seem that the underdog here is John Edwards who the media has neglected like a potential black candidate, also the media has denied his john Kennedy like characteristics while over promoting Obama’s Lincoln similarities which is totally insane. Shirley Chisholm has created the revolution in America and changed the country from it’s racist a male-gender oriented history, and she has created the America we live in today. Not necessarily Martin Luther king who dissevers his credit especially in the south, but the national and world agenda belongs to Shirley Chisholm, at the dawn of our advanced economy in the 70’s Shirley Chisholm founded the new America… which the media is trying to destroy… so if the Media is looking for a revolutionary leader it is not Abraham Lincoln but it is Shirley Chisholm, who has created the society we all enjoy Today.
August 15, 2009
Shifting corruption from africa to america: Hillary clinton speaks out on political corruption in america while touring africa, Hillary clinton speaks out on american style corruption in american politics from the platform of her africa trip.
American political media is often quick to imply that that ther is corruption in africa in the general continent or within Africa’s various countries, implying that corrutiion and /or political corruption if a foriegn affair and not a national amaricam problem or topical issues of concern within america. Corruption is a major concern to much of the Black/african-american Community in the United States because it is directly related to the politics of the dominant/ruling class and racism, predudice and discrimination and racketeering which must be brought to an end in in america. Hillarry Clinton has stated a truth which the american media often denies or regards as anon-important issue in America, Hillary Clinton has now taken a stand on corruption in America, which reminds us all that the work, presidential campain agenda and strong stand or message of Shirley Chisholm has not been forgotten. This now broadens many the narrow-minded perspectives of many in the political-media and within various industries of the United States and perhaps will bring more address to the State of America today.
Link to Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HVs2nMa-6o
March 20, 2008
Does Race still Matter? How Barack is rewriting…. (U.S. News & World Report’s)…No…How the Media is rewriting the rules.If I see another magazine cover with Barack Obamas’ face plastered all over it… I may just throw up…don’t you think the public is sick of the over exposure of Barack Obama and the under-exposure or cover up of world history- political pioneer Shirley Chisholm’s contributions to this country. let us not get into the issues of the dummying down of America by the media, but let us get into having the media publish the realities of the political history of this country.On the Issue of Race, let us not just publish the latest political celebrity on the cover page for the hopeful sake of sales.Let’s give America – the new generation, a political leadership/history lesson on the person who was the original Change Agent and Broke down all of the barriers which Black Americans and women face and changed America forever…Congresswomen Shirley Chisholm.Now I know white America likes to live in denial of many things.But Shirley Chisholm took the old America of the past 50’s and 60’s and created a NEW ERA in American politics.Let us give credit and justice where credit is due….Although Barack Obama is the latest Black American political figure, he is very, very, very, very far from being the greatest…Shirley Chisholm gave America the change to become a united country so let us not keep the country divided covering up her magnificent, ground breaking and unprecedented campaign.She was the underdog who changed the Presidential Completion of America Forever and made world history, She brought Black America and Women into the world of Presidential and World Politics.. and let us admit and not forget that she may have not won the nomination but she was still a winner for those who were looking for change in the American political Landscape.
Senator Clinton Honors Shirley Chisholm – Sponsors Senate Resolution Honoring Her Legacy and Service to the Nation:
Link to Resolution (see below): http://clinton.senate.gov/news/statements/details.cfm?id=233846
Joseph Edgecombe, Boston
“Candidate of the People of America”
In announcing her presidential campaign on January 27, 1972, at the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, Chisholm said: I stand before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the women’s movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that. I am not the candidate of any political bosses or fat cats or special interests. I stand here now without endorsements from many big name politicians or celebrities or any other kind of prop. I do not intend to offer to you the tired and glib cliches, which for too long have been an accepted part of our political life. I am the candidate of the people of America. And my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history. (www.about.com)Joseph Edgecombe, www.factxchange.com
Senator Clinton Honors Shirley Chisholm
Sponsors Senate Resolution Honoring Her Legacy and Service to the Nation
Washington, DC — On the occasion of the Congressional Black Caucus’s Memorial Service celebrating the life and legacy of the late Shirley A. Chisholm, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sponsored a Senate resolution in her honor. Senator Clinton’s resolution calls on the United States Senate to pay tribute to her service to the Nation, her work to improve the lives of women and minorities, her steadfast commitment to demonstrating the power of compassion and her dedication to justice and equality.
“I add my voice to so many in New York and Washington who are mourning the loss of Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York. Shirley Chisholm was a bold pioneer who fought for civil rights and equality with an energy that forever changed the way American politics deals with matters of race and gender,” said Senator Clinton in her statement for the Congressional Record accompanying the resolution.
The Senator today also honored the legacy of Shirley Chisholm with members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, of which Shirley Chisholm was a member. Senator Clinton met with members of sorority, including National President Dr. Louise Rice, as part of their 16th Annual “Delta Days in the Nation’s Capital.” The members met with Senator Clinton to discuss issues of common concern to African American women, men, and families, including their concerns about the privatization of Social Security, the need for election reform, and the need for greater support of the United Nations and efforts to improve the lives of those living in African nations.
“It was wonderful to meet with members of Delta Sigma Theta to discuss these important issues and to acknowledge the amazing legacy of someone who has inspired generations, Shirley Chisholm. Shirley always made a notable impression on everyone she met and she would have been proud of the great turn-out from the Delta Sigma Theta sorority members in her honor,” Senator Clinton said.
In further tribute to the life and legacy of the late Representative Chisholm, Senator Clinton will make remarks in Washington this evening at the CBC memorial service. A copy of Senator Clinton’s statement for the Congressional Record honoring Shirley Chisholm is attached.
Senator Clinton Statement for the Congressional Record Honoring Rep. Shirley Chisholm
I add my voice to so many in New York and Washington who are mourning the loss of Rep. Shirley Chisholm of New York. Shirley Chisholm was a bold pioneer who fought for civil rights and equality with an energy that forever changed the way American politics deals with matters of race and gender.
When she was elected to Congress in 1968, Rep. Chisholm became the first African-American congresswoman. She overcame the twin obstacles of racism and sexism to win election. But she didn’t stop there. When she reached Congress she spoke with a loud, clear voice, and she quickly lived up to her slogan of being “unbought and unbossed.” She was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1969, and she fought to improve the lives and opportunities of inner city children and families. She opposed the Vietnam War and the military draft. And she bravely declaimed the sexism and racism she encountered in a political world that, prior to her arrival, had been exclusively white and almost exclusively male.
Her positions on the issues and her statements about race and gender made her a lightning rod for criticism. But despite the intense pressure of being both outspoken and a “first,” Rep. Chisholm continued to blaze a path to greater equality. In 1972, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Despite being largely ignored by the media, her committed run for the Presidency, and the 152 delegates she won, proved to the entire country that a woman was up to the task of taking on a serious run for national office.
Rep. Chisholm was a powerful symbol, an “historical person” as she put it. But perhaps her greatest achievement was reminding us that the purpose of fighting for equality is not to simply make a point or become a symbol; it is to work for that day when we can all enjoy the quiet responsibility of being equal. As she explained in her 1969 speech to the House in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment: “A woman who aspires to be the chairman of the board or a member of the House does so for exactly the same reason as any man . . . She thinks she can do the job and she wants to try.”
Arthur Ashe said that heroism “is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” Rep. Chisholm was a heroine. She knew that “there is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.” She paid that price in order to serve Americans who were not being served by the political establishment. She fought injustice and discrimination and refused to be cowed by a history of exclusion. And in so doing, she served not only the constituents of her time but all Americans for all times.
Shirley Chisholm’s legacy is undeniable; thirteen African-American women served in the House in the 108th Congress. We are grateful for her life, and we are grateful for the doors she opened and the barriers she brought down on behalf of us all.
(Source – clinton.senate.gov/news)