Juneteenth Celebrated with National Day of Violence

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Joey Demento Biden opened the Democratic Party playbook, and America celebrates another holiday built on Democrat guilt.

The declaration making Juneteenth a holiday gave black people the equivalent of beads for Manhattan; the $28 deal we cut with the Indians to buy the island.

Black History Month, MLK’s birthday and now Juneteenth. Luckily black people are the least employed ethnic group. So this holiday means we can celebrate our growing level of unemployment under Biden.

Idle hands are the Devil’s workshop. And black people didn’t disappoint.

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Black Leftists took the first Juneteenth holiday to kill each other on the Federal dime. Crime funded by Joey Demento Biden at the expense of the U.S. taxpayer.

As one article put explained, the violence occurred all over the country.

Gun violence marred outdoor and indoor gatherings in cities across the U.S. this weekend after some regions emerged from a scorching heat wave.

Colorado Springs saw back-to-back shootings that injured five starting on Friday night.

And in Louisiana, six people were shot, two fatally, in the early morning hours of Saturday.

Louisiana is a big state. How much you want to bet the Louisiana shootings were in one or more of their big cities.

The article continues,

In Flint, Michigan, a woman died after she was fatally shot by police after allegedly exchanging gunfire with them near a Juneteenth parade.

The suspect, whose name was not released, died at a hospital following the shooting, and the officer was uninjured, Michigan State Police said in a statement. Police said the suspect had driven up to a “traffic point” near the parade and opened fire on an officer. WEYI reported the parade was rerouted.

Elsewhere in the Midwest, NBC Chicago reported that at least five people were killed and dozens injured in gun violence across the city so far this weekend.

And a Wichita, Kansas police officer was hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting, according to police chief Gordon Ramsay. NBC News affiliate KWCH reported the suspect in that shooting was killed after exchanging fire with police.

In Texas, two children were among the eight people were shot at a party in Old East Dallas, NBC DFW reported. Police said the shooting happened after an argument broke out at the party.

In Northern California, seven people were shot, one fatally, near Lake Merritt in the city of Oakland.

According to the Oakland Police Department, that shooting happened while thousands of people were gathered around the lake downtown, and Oakland Police were there to monitor public safety.

“Immediately after the shooting, Oakland Police Officers observed two men running from the scene with firearms. Both men have been arrested and two firearms recovered,” OPD wrote.

But by all means, making Juneteenth a federal holiday will fix everything. At least according to Biden.

Yet, the truth proves Biden is no friend to the black community.

Biden jumped on the Juneteenth bandwagon as part of the smoke and mirrors Democrats put up anytime race relations are discussed. However, Trump is the one president that actually spoke with his actions instead of his words.

As I previously wrote:

I DARE Leftists to put President Trump’s accomplishments for Blacks against that of Barack Obama or Joe Biden.

Obama’s record of achievement for Blacks should embarrass Leftists. They are just too stupid to realize it. When asked years ago what Obama had done for Blacks, Valerie Jarrett actually mentioned these three things: Obamacare, getting lighter sentencing for crack cocaine, and the growth of welfare.

With Obamacare, Jarrett saw the legislation as reparations for Blacks. The idea was that most Blacks wouldn’t need to use the insurance, but would get the roughly $3,000 stipend.

Regarding welfare, Jarrett celebrated the idea that Blacks were out of work but Obama had provided the safety net of chump change.

Finally, while crack users got harsher sentences than those caught with coke, I still find the idea of Blacks being crackheads demeaning. Most Blacks don’t use crack. So how did this impact us enough to actually brag about it as something that benefitted Blacks as a whole? To benefit Blacks as a whole requires the average Black person benefitting, not just crackheads.

And if we’ve learned anything from Hunter Biden, it’s that Blacks aren’t the only crackheads. Now let’s compare.

President Trump’s Historic Accomplishments for the Black Community

“We are lifting up citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed. And we are delivering a future of fairness, justice, and dignity. We are defending our values, our principles, and our way of life.” -Donald J. Trump

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

President Trump built the most inclusive economy in American history and provided the Black community with access to the American dream.

  • Black American employment increased 1.3 million in just 5 months. This represents the recovery of roughly 4 in 10 Black American jobs lost in the pandemic.
    • It took the previous Administration nearly 2 years (23 months) to recover the same share of Black American employment lost in the 2008-09 recession.
  • President Trump created the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council to provide additional federal support for distressed communities.
    • Through the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, the Trump Administration took over 200 actions to benefit underserved communities.
  • Then, President Trump signed legislation creating Opportunity Zones, providing investment opportunities in nearly 9,000 economically distressed communities across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories.
    • As of the end of 2019, Opportunity Zones attracted $75 billion in funds and drove $52 billion of new investment in economically distressed communities.
      • These investments created at least 500,000 new jobs.Private equity investments into businesses in Opportunity Zones were nearly 30% higher than investments into businesses in similar areas that were not designated Opportunity Zones
      • Alone, an Opportunity Zone designation has increased property values within them by 1.1%.
      • This will provide an estimated $11 billion in new wealth for the nearly half of Opportunity Zone residents who own their own homes.
      • According to the most recent Census survey, the homeownership rate for black households increased 2.3 percentage points from 2016 to 2019, bringing it from a three-decade low.
    • President Trump committed himself to supporting America’s minority-owned businesses.
      • The President worked tirelessly to remove unnecessary and burdensome regulations that hinder small business growth.
    • The Administration, through the Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA), has helped facilitate billions of dollars in funding to support minority enterprises.
  • President Trump signed legislation providing $60 billion in loans under the Paycheck Protection Program targeted to support minority and disadvantaged communities.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

President Trump worked to create a fairer justice system for all Americans through landmark reforms.

  • President Trump signed into law the groundbreaking First Step Act, which made transformative changes to our justice system, and repealed unjust provisions that disproportionally harmed African Americans.
    • As a result of the FIRST STEP Act, more than 3,000 Americans have been released from prison and 90% of those who have had their sentences reduced are black Americans.
    • This legislation eliminated the “three strikes” life sentencing provision for some offenses, expanded judges’ discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes, and more.
    • The First Step Act is helping inmates successfully return to society by expanding access to rehabilitative programs.
  • President Trump was honored to receive the 2019 Bipartisan Justice Award for his leadership in the passage of the historic First Step Act.
  • The President formed the Federal Interagency Crime Prevention and Improving Reentry Council to create more second chances for Americans returning home from prison.
  • President Trump has promoted second chance hiring, providing Americans the opportunity to succeed and rejoin their communities.
  • The President wisely issued pardons and commutations to a number of individuals adversely impacted by the criminal justice system, such as Alice JohnsonJon PonderJack JohnsonTynice Nichole Hall, and Angela Stanton.

ADDRESSING BIGOTRY, RACISM and VIOLENCE

President Trump took historic action to increase the adoption of best practices in law enforcement and support a safe and secure America.

  • The President restored law and order to communities across the Nation through numerous Federal initiatives, including launching Operation Legend.
  • President Trump issued an Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities that encouraged law enforcement agencies to implement best practices and protect the communities they serve.
    • Under the Order, the Attorney General will allocate certain grant funding to only those law enforcement agencies that meet high standards, including around use-of-force and de-escalation techniques, as credentialed by reputable independent bodies.
    • The Order provides incentives for law enforcement agencies to use a nationwide database to track terminations, criminal convictions, and civil judgments against law enforcement officers for excessive use-of-force, which will create accountability between agencies.
    • The Administration will prioritize training and other programs for police and social workers responding to incidents involving the mentally ill, addicted, and homeless.
  • President Trump directed his Administration to develop and propose new legislation to Congress to further the policies of the Order and build community engagement.
    • Our law enforcement officers provide critical protection to all Americans, and we need to work collectively to strengthen relationships across our country.
  • In May 2020, President Trump, provided full remarks about the death of George Floyd.
  • President Trump met privately with families of people lost to police killings including Ahmaud Arbery, Botham Jean, Antwon Rose, Jemel Roberson, Atatiana Jefferson, Michael Dean, Darius Tarver, Cameron Lamb, Everett Palmer and committed his Department of Justice to reviewing those cases so that justice will be served.
  • Trump repeatedly, clearly, and forcefully denounced all forms of hatred.
    • In September, President Trump signed a resolution and expressed his desire to see the KKK prosecuted as domestic terrorists.
    • President Trump in August 2019: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.  These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.”

EDUCATION & HBCU INITIATIVES

President Trump made it a priority to support our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and expand school choice.

  • President Trump signed into law the FUTURE Act, which made permanent $255 million in annual STEM funding for minority-serving colleges, including roughly $85 million specifically allocated to HBCUs.
  • During his first weeks in office, President Trump issued an Executive Order to move the federal HBCU initiative back to the White House, ensuring HBCUs were a key priority and establishing the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs.
  • The Trump Administration created the first Framework for the Development of a Federal HBCU Competitiveness Strategy which coordinated the Federal government in aligning agency and department HBCU planning.
    • 32 Federal departments and agencies now have plans to improve the conditions under which HBCUs compete for federal resources and opportunities.
  • The Trump Administration relaunched the HBCU Capital Finance Board to make millions of dollars available to support HBCUs’ long-term growth and improvement.
    • The Administration has announced that any restrictions on those funds going to institutions with a religious mission is unconstitutional.
  • President Trump signed the Farm Bill that included more than $100 million dollars for scholarships, research, and centers of excellence at HBCU land-grant institutions.
  • The Trump Administration fully forgave $322 million in disaster loans to four HBCUs in 2018, so they could fully focus on educating their students.
  • President Trump became the first sitting President to address the National HBCU Week Conference.
  • The President has made school choice a top priority for his Administration because a child’s future shouldn’t be determined by his or her parents’ income or area code.
  • During his first few months in office, President Trump authorized the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program — the only federally funded voucher program in America.
    • The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship has awarded life-changing scholarships to over 10,000 students. Scholarship students’ average household income is about $23,000 and three-quarters of scholarship students are African American.

HEALTHCARE & COVID RESPONSE

President Trump and his Administration are focusing on healthcare disparities impacting minority communities.

  • The Trump White House provided at least 550,000 Black American stakeholders with comprehensive, direct updates on preparedness, response, and mitigation efforts in nearly every state through more than 50 briefing calls/video-teleconferences and events.
    • President Trump in May 2020 hosted a listening session with African American leaders in Michigan to discuss efforts to support minority communities impacted by the coronavirus.
  • The President directed the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council to focus resources on minority communities impacted by the virus.
  • The Trump Administration is distributing over 500,000 rapid coronavirus tests to 107 HBCUs in an effort to prevent potential COVID-19 outbreaks in high-risk communities.
  • The Trump Administration is working with a consortium — with the consortium of black medical schools to fund and scale local efforts in communities that reach communities of color.
  • The Administration announced a $40 million initiative partnering with Morehouse School of Medicine to fight COVID-19.
  • The President signed the CARES Act legislation providing nearly $1 billion to HBCUs, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and other minority serving institutions that have experienced hardship due to coronavirus.
  • President Trump signed legislation to guarantee coronavirus testing free of cost-sharing, removing financial obstacles for Americans who would otherwise be unable to access them.
  • The Trump Administration invested approximately $2 billion in community health centers, helping their 28 million patients in medically underserved areas receive the care and testing they need.
  • The Administration worked to increase access to critical telemedicine and mobile services in underserved areas.
  • The Trump Administration awarded $11.5 million through the Telehealth Resource Centers and awarded an additional $20 million to increase telehealth access and infrastructure.
  • The Trump Administration lead unprecedented activity in research, medical education, and models of care in support of people with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and signed into law the Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease, expand options for American patients, and reduce healthcare costs.
  • The Trump Administration worked with Congress to make significant investments in minority-serving healthcare institutions.

HONORING AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE

President Trump celebrated the diversity of America by honoring the rich contributions of the Black community.

  • Annually, President Trump recognized National African American History Month, African-American Music Appreciation Month, Juneteenth, Minority Enterprise Development Week, National School Choice Week, The National HBCU Week, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through proclamations, events and other celebrations.
  • President Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Eldrick “Tiger” Woods.
  • Trump participated in the promotion pinning ceremony for 2020 State of the Union Gallery guest and retired Tuskegee Airman, Colonel Charles McGee, promoting him to Brigadier General in the Oval Office.
  • President Trump signed into law the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act, awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, Dorothy Vaughan (posthumously), Mary Jackson (posthumously), and in recognition of all the other women who contributed to the success of NASA during the Space Race.
  • The Trump Administration announced the NASA headquarters building in Washington, D.C., would be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first Black American female engineer at NASA.
  • President Trump signed into law The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men & Boys Act, which will study & make recommendations to address the conditions affecting Black men & boys.
  • President Trump signed an Executive Order creating the National Garden of American Heroes to pay tribute to historical figures including Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Jackie Robinson.
  • In 2017, President Trump visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Secretary Ben Carson and Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of Black History Month.
  • President Trump has paid his respects at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC numerous times.
  • President Trump signed the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act into law in Atlanta, creating Georgia’s first National Historical Park.
  • President Trump added the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the African American Civil Rights Network.

Who’s the real racist? I suggest it’s Biden. And he was already racist, but serving with Obama really developed his hatred of Americans. Surely, every American is realizing how much we miss Donald Trump. Because the rich, white, Republican president did more for Blacks in a week, than Obama did in 8 years. And you can bet Biden’s record will mirror his beloved leader.

 

 

 

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