There are people committed to this effort and who are always at these rallies. There are a few religious leaders, a few representatives from NAACP, and then the groups I named above. So what I am about to say is not meant for those who show their support. It is for the GAPING HOLE IN SUPPORT THAT IS MISSING IN THE CITY OF BALTIMORE!!! I spoke with a few of the people who came from other states.....one was a religious leader who was aghast at the lack of participation from what is known as the capital of the Catholic Church....all churches are missing, but I mention the Catholic Church because of its heavy presence in this city. The second group missing in action is the NAACP and the black ministers that are leaders in the Baltimore communities. Every event I attend that weighs especially heavy on people of color.....like today's development and poverty wages.....never has these groups bringing out what should be hundreds...ideally thousands of people. When I attend meetings about policy that affects people of color I always see an NAACP member or a black pol at the meeting and they sit SILENTLY. I AM SENDING A LETTER TO THESE BLACK MINISTERS AND THE NAACP BALTIMORE AS WELL AS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND OTHER CHURCH LEADERS TO TELL THEM THEY OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED FOR THEIR LACK OF PARTICIPATION IN THESE LABOR AND JUSTICE EVENTS!!!
We had labor and justice representatives driving hours to support our workers and underserved communities and they had to have noticed that the support from the city was not what it should have been. Can you image a Catholic Church not bringing a large contingent of parishioners to these labor and justice rallies? CAN YOU IMAGINE? Who are these religious leaders? Who are these NAACP leaders who cannot muster scores of people to these rallies?
In Baltimore as I said there is such capture that these leaders are working for their OWN INTERESTS rather than serving the mission of the organization they represent. WE WILL NOT TOLERATE JUSTICE LEADERS NOT LEADING IN JUSTICE!!!!
I thank all of the labor and justice groups that do come out and work hard to organize all these events. We have good people doing the work of those missing in action!
WHERE ARE THE CATHOLICS IN THESE LABOR AND JUSTICE RALLIES AND PROTESTS??!!!
The Archdiocese of Baltimore
was established a Diocese on November 6, 1789. Baltimore was established an Archdiocese on April 8, 1808. It comprises the City of Baltimore and the following counties of Maryland: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington. The Archdiocese of Baltimore comprises over 4,800 square miles and has a Catholic population of 486,607.
God calls the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Baltimore to be a welcoming, worshipping community of faith, hope, and love. Through his Spirit, the Lord Jesus lives in those who believe, and reaches into our world with his saving message and healing love.
As disciples of Jesus our mission is:
Evangelization - to evangelize ourselves, our families, our parish and local communities, and our world.
Liturgy - to celebrate our faith with joy through vibrant and prayerful worship.
Education - to educate and become educated in the truths of the Gospel and in the formation of conscience.
Service - to reach out in love and service to those in need.
Stewardship - to develop the material, financial and human resources of the Church and to manage them as faithful stewards.
ALL OF THE FAITHS MUST BE COMING OUT TO THESE EVENTS OR THEY ARE NOT MEETING THEIR MISSION.
I don't know too much about this group but I appreciate their shouting out against a co-opted NAACP. We are watching as the NAACP drops all of its justice affiliations and seeks to advance the interests of those people of color who made it during the civil rights movement and are now actively dismantling all the gains brought forward by MLK! Justice people need to support organizations that actually work for justice!!!
B A N C O black autonomy network community organization
...working for economic and social justice in Benton Harbor, Michigan
“The thrust [of the county courthouse] is to physically remove and destroy families
through the use of the criminal justice system. Every person they can put in jail;
every person whose voting rights they can revoke with a felony conviction;
every person they can cause to lose their job by putting them on probation;
every person they can cause to lose the ability to pay for basic necessities through
imposing ruinous court costs and probation is all part of the process. In the 1960s,
it was called Negro removal. In Bosnia, it was called ethnic cleansing. It could be
called genocide, the removal of the minority population for the purpose of
redevelopment of the land. That’s what’s happening in Benton Harbor and the
foremost leader of the resistance is Rev. Edward Pinkney.” -Atty. Hugh "Buck" Davis Saturday, April 20, 2013
Petition the NAACP NAACP: Demand the resignation of President Ben Jealous and the Executive board Sign the petition! Posted by Mark at 12:04 AM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Friday, April 19, 2013
Jackie Robinson, the NAACP, and BANCO
Jackie Robinson knew that the NAACP was racist and ageist, and was using him to bring in members. All during his trials and tribulations the NAACP never supported him.
Robinson took the first step toward integrating the sport's major league teams when he signed a contract to play with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. This gigantic stride prepared the way for the legendary feats of Willie Mays, Henry Aaron, and many, many more. It was an early harbinger of the significant changes in contract negotiations, compensations, and the general status of professional atheletes, finally settled half a century later in the 1994-1995 baseball strike.
Jackie Robinson's individual challenge to the accepted policies of organized sports demonstrated that changes were possible through the concentrated efforts of a player and a good union.
In 1967 Robinson resigned from the NAACP Board of Directors accusing the organization of being insensitive to the trends of our times, unresponsive to the needs of the community and to the goals of the black masses, especially the young people. The NAACP seemed to reflect a refined, sophisticated "Yassuh Mr. Charlie" point of view, the same as today.
Robinson foreshadowed the identical charges made by dissidents that would nearly wreck the NAACP almost two decades later (1980's). At the end of his life he realized that many blacks continued to lose ground and the NAACP was silent. Robinson stated: "I can't believe that I have made it while so many black brothers and sisters are hungry, have inadequate housing, are insufficiently clothed, denied their dignity, live in slums, or barely exist on welfare."
A Bit of NAACP History
The first president of the NAACP was Moorfield Storey, a Jewish Boston lawyer. He was president from 1910 to 1915. The next president was Joel Springarn, also Jewish, in office from 1915 to1940. He was also chairman of the board until his death and his brother became president, 1940 to 1965. Then Kivie Kaplan, a Jewish businessman from Boston, took control, 1966 to 1975. The first black president was Benjamin Hooks (1975).
Jackie Robinson called the NAACP a racist group. It was racist then and it's racist today. The NAACP rode the coattails of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jackie Robinson, Charles Hamilton Houston, the and many other black leaders - and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It was the media which incorrectly made the NAACP the voice of the black community.
The NAACP is not relevant and does not support the black community.
African-Americans continue to give the NAACP and other poverty pimps a free pass.
We are starting a grassroots organization called the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO). This organization will stand up for the people. If you would like to join or need more information please contact me.
Rev. Edward Pinkney, 269.925.0001 bhbanco.org
blogtalkradio.com/RevPinkney Pinkney to Pinkney show Every Sunday at 5pm Eastern Time
Burn Baby Burn Burn all NAACP MEMBERSHIPS CARDS 6,629 NAACP membership cards have been burned
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Detroit Press Conference and Protest
April 14, 2013
Contact: Rev. Edward Pinkney, BANCO 269.369.8257 firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Conference, Sunday April 28, 1pm Cobo Hall Convention Center 1 Washington Avenue Detroit, MI
Black groups, churches, the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), and community activists from across the US will protest the NAACP dinner (funded by corporations.)
NAACP has done almost nothing to improve the lives of African-Americans. Our communities are in crisis on many levels. The incarceration rate of black men and women is extraordinarily high; family life is being destroyed. The NAACP has failed for decades to represent the interests of African-Americans and is out of touch with the community.
The only word that can define the gross negligence of the NAACP is betrayal. The organization has abandoned our community's morality, and our economic and educational needs - for corporate money.
The NAACP is corrupt from the top to the bottom. We do not believe the NAACP has ever been concerned with helping black people with local, state, or national problems.
We are demanding that the NAACP president Ben Jealous and the national board resign and the membership elect the president and the board. We are demanding the NAACP non-profit status be revoked. Posted by Gordon at 8:27 PM Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook Tuesday, April 09, 2013
NAACP Protested by Ex-NAACP
WASHINGTON— Black leaders and former members of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) blasted the NAACP on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, claiming the organization “no longer stands for civil rights” and “kills black babies”. “We are sick and tired of the NAACP coming into our communities and actually ‘pimping’,” Rev. Edward Pinkney, President of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), former President of the Benton Harbor chapter of the NAACP and organizer or the demonstration, toldTowhnall. The demonstrators were outraged by the NAACP’s support of Planned Parenthood and the organization’s sponsorship of corporations that distribute the “deadly drug” Depo-Provera. “Fifty percent of the African American babies that are being born today are aborted—we’re concerned about that—yet the NAACP supports Planned Parenthood,” Pinkney said, “so it’s time that we tell the NAACP no more.” The use of Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive causes “causes osteoporosis, heart attacks, stroke, blood clots, cervical cancer, breast cancer, miscarriages, balding, strips the inner lining of a woman’s womb, and makes her more susceptible for feminine illnesses,” Dr. Randy Short, a representative of the Dignity of Women’s Health Coalition and a board member for the International Human Rights Association for American Minorities, explained. “One of the NAACP’s executive national board members, Karen Boykin Towns, is responsible for the global marketing of the drug.” “African American women in this country use almost 90 percent of Depo-Provera and represent the majority of the women contracting HIV AIDS, wherever you have a large amount of HIV AIDS you have a large number of women using Depo-Provera,” he said. Dr. Short also condemned Pfizer, a corporation which sponsors the NAACP, as “one of the most corrupt, wicked, dirty organizations that has ever existed since humanity began” for targeting Depo-Provera towards black women. The Department of Justice fined Pfizer in 2009 with a two billion dollar plus fine for misbranding pharmaceutical medications. “This is a group that says that they are about fairness and justice and equality and yet they’d allow a drug like this that is killing people to be used and to be targeted towards black folks,” he said, “and they get a little money on the side to look the other way.” The protesters slammed the NAACP for being a 501-C3 non-profit organization, yet an “arm of the Democratic Party.” “They’re the arm, the leg—they’re the genitalia of the Democratic Party—this has been going on for a long time,” Dr. Short said. “They shouldn’t have tax exempt status, if they want to be DNC light or the black DNC, be black DNC and stop saying you represent me. They don’t.” “The NAACP has violated its own charter to take partisan sides, they do anything to continue to get the walking around money that comes during the elections—they care nothing about the people,” Short added. “They are running around pushing Democratic Party principles while we are dying. They basically say to us, screw you but when we want you to vote, vote all by color as a block for people who ignore you.” “The Democratic Party must be held accountable as well and the NAACP is in bed with them,” Dr. James Tucker, a disabled veteran who claims he was “expelled from the NAACP for standing up for the people” told Townhall. “As a result of being a democrat I have experienced racism from the Democratic Party,” he said. “They want African Americans to vote for them but they don’t want us to be a voice within the party. They don’t support issues of civil rights protection, those are the facts.” “When I was the President of the Benton Harbor chapter of the NAACP they asked me to make sure that I tell everybody to go out and support the Democratic Party,” Rev. Pinkney explained. “When I told them that I could not do that, we are a 501-C3 non-profit organization—it’s illegal—they decided to start harassing me, but they ran into the right person.” Townhall asked the protestors how the felt about the NAACP’s numerous accusations of the Tea Party, GOP and Republicans being “racist.” “There is nobody more racist than the NAACP,” Rev. Pinkney replied, “As a matter of fact I feel like the NAACP is the new KKK.” “They are the ones that are responsible for racism, they are being pushed to keep the country divided. I think that is their job—that’s why they are paid government dollars,” he said, “to keep up the animosity between races.” “The NAACP need to do their homework, “replied Dr. Tucker. “The NAACP has a history of destroying, assassinating people’s characters. They commit legal lynching against the strongest men and women who are standing up for the rights of African Americans across this country.” “They’re what we call black self-hatred racists,” said Dr. Short. “You have heard of rednecks—we’ll we’ve got black necks. They don’t care anything about poor or working class African Americans and they never have, so how dare they say that the Tea Party is any worse.” “I see more people in jail, I see more people homeless, there are higher rates of unemployment,” Dr. Short continued. “They are the most war mongering fake Negroes that you’ll ever see.” A number of the demonstrators told Townhall that they are “targeted individuals” that experience “mind control” for being “whistleblowers” and speaking out against the injustices of the NAACP and government. Two of the “targeted individuals” were willing to speak to us about their conflicts on camera. “I have been after the NAACP for a very long time because of what they do to the poor—they have completely brought our race down,” a former member of the NAACP said, “and because of it I have become a ‘targeted individual’. “You should see my skin, my hair, my eyes sight, they burn me, they took my teeth out—my throat, my hair, my eyesight, and I have burns all over my body. I feel this happened to me ever since I protested them in 2003,” the women said. “Nobody is listening, and I feel like they are going to kill me.” “There are many more people and some of us know what’s happening to us, and some of us don’t,” the women said. Another woman who formerly worked with the NAACP claimed to have been “targeted” since June 2009 after running a girls group called ‘Girl Talk: HIV AIDS Prevention.’ “I have received electronic rape, it’s a silent rape,” she said, “this technology is no good and a lot of people are committing suicide because it’s very hard to cope with.” She said the NAACP were the first people she called for help because she had been a member for years but organization ignored her and subsequently would not renew her NAACP membership. A book written by Dr. John Hall, ‘A new Breed of Satellite Terrorism in America’ and the support group,Freedom from Covert Harassment and Surveillance substantiated her suspicion of being under “mind control”. “Martin Luther King he died, he took a bullet for the people. He separated himself from the NAACP because he knew they were a group of sell outs, even in his days,” Pinkney said. “We will continue to boycott and picket the NAACP at every function that they have. Our goal is to get 100,000 people to burn their membership.” “They’ve gotten a pass just because of their skin color,” Dr. Short said, “We have a black president now, is that supposed to signal a change? It’s a change for me, I don’t just look at what you look like, what do you do? I don’t care what color someone is, if you are evil, you’re evil.” The demonstrators also protested the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore Maryland Thursday.
Every election we watch as this group of black ministers time and again back the same Third Way corporate democratic incumbents who are working to dismantle all of the New Deal and War on Poverty programs. Without fail they get behind the crony politicians who are killing the poor and labor. WHY WOULD BLACK LEADERS ENDORSE TIME AND AGAIN THE VERY PEOPLE KILLING THE BLACK COMMUNITY?
Where are these black leaders in these labor and justice events? They are lining up to receive safety net programs and are quiet so as to get to be the ones who profit from this distribution!!!!
WE EXPECT MORE OF THESE LEADERS. THEY NEED TO STEP UP OR STEP DOWN!! Who would ever think there would be a rally for fair development and an end to poverty wages and not have a strong presence from this group?
Baltimore’s Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance Set to Endorse Senator Cardin Embrace of Senate Bid Over Muse, Other Democratic Challengers 5 by AFRO Staff
Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) (Courtesy Photo/commons.wikimedia.org)
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Click Here to get started! The Senate re-election campaign of Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is set for a boost next week with a planned endorsement by Baltimore’s Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA).
The IMA endorsement comes after the influential group of Baltimore based ministers interviewed both Cardin and state Sen. C. Anthony Muse, a Ft. Washington, Md. veteran of the state legislature, who just last month announced his challenge of the incumbent in the upcoming April 3 primary.
Muse is one of eight Democrats challenging Cardin. His campaign did not respond to requests for comment on the pending endorsement by the IMA.
Rev. Alvin Gwynn Sr, IMA president, will lead a delegation of the alliance to deliver the endorsement, an event scheduled for Feb. 20 at Gwynn’s Friendship Baptist Church on Loch Raven Boulevard at 2 p.m.
The IMA’s embrace of Cardin’s re-election bid comes as campaign finance data for the two-term senator shows that he has 175 percent more in his re-election bid coffers than his best known Republican opponent, according to the Washington Post. At the end of 2011, Cardin had raised an estimated $2.6 million. Ex-Secret Service agent Daniel Bongino, a GOP hopeful, had about $61,000.
This is not some radical group making all kinds of outrageous demands. These are great people who are passionate for justice and equity who work hard and play by the rules. WHY ARE BALTIMORE'S RELIGIOUS AND JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS NOT FILLING THEIR EVENTS TO THE BRIM WITH PEOPLE AND SUPPORT?
Fair Development Rally
Directions and Parking Posted in Events, Fight for Fair Development, Unity on April 19th, 2013 by Mike – Comments Off
Tomorrow we will we rally for Fair Development in Baltimore! We’ll be posting to Facebook and live tweeting @unitedworkers with the hashtag #fairdev. Join the rally and the conversation, and we hope to see you tomorrow!
Saturday, April 20, 11am – 2pm
We will meet in the parking lot behind 1405 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230 for an exciting program of speakers, music, and street theater. Then, we will march along Pratt Street to end the rally at McKeldin Square (corner of Light St. and Pratt St).
Bring your walking shoes! There will be vans available to transport people who cannot march.
Getting to 1405 Russell St. by Car:
Going South on Russell Street: turn left at Bayard at the Holiday Inn Express.
Going North on Russell Street: turn right at Bayard St at the Holiday Inn Express. Then, go one block to Warner, make a left on Warner, pass Worcester St., next is Alluvion St, go left. Rally is at the end of the block on the right.
Parking on the Casino side (ie the east side) of Russell Street – where the rally is – is limited. It is possible to park on the north side of 2000 block of Worcester St. We recommend parking in Pigtown on the other (west) side of Russell. Many streets are posted, but try these: 1500 – 1700 block of Ridgely, 1900-1700 blocks of Bayard, 1900-1700 blocks of Bush, 1900-1800 block Worcester and 1400 block of Severn. Depending on where, either a 4 – 7 block walk. If you park in Pigtown: Walk to Russell Street via Bush or Bayard Streets, and cross over Russell at Bayard St light – there is a crosswalk at the intersection on the north side near the Royal Farms. Then follow driving directions above.
Getting to the Site by Public Transportation:
MTA Bus: MTA Bus #27 goes to the Greyhound terminal (Haines and Warner), 4 blocks away from the rally site. Ask if you can get off at Worcester and Warner near the casino construction.