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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 through Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 through Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Apartments coming to Coleman Mill in Concord
Norman McCullough
Norman McCullough
McCollugh
CONCORD, NC - In June 2020, The City of Concord, after years of rezoning, etc., agreed to provide close to $400,000 to a developer (Jim Sari) to build 152 apartments inside the Coleman Mill. For those who are unaware of the life and times of Mr. Warren C. Coleman, his life and various other’s parts of Black history are in my new book - WarrenClayColeman.com - that can be purchased at B&N.com or Amazon. The apartments will be fixed income with a portion reserved for senior citizens. During this time, I wrote an article in the Independent Tribune outlining the idea that the transaction will be a major transfer of wealth with a total expenditure of $28,000.000. To think that this will take place in the historic Logan community without Black involvement would be outrageous.

During the City Council meeting of October 8, 2020, those people listening were informed that about 5% of the $28,000.00 is federal money. This means the builder must comply with all appropriate civil rights and fair housing laws. The current owner will clearly have a windfall. The buyer will get his share and the City of Concord will also share in the wealth. More ↠
Early Voting is here;
Black voting explodes

By Cash Michaels

Cash Michaels
Michaels

From today through Saturday, October 31st, early voting in North Carolina will be the rule, especially for African Americans, who, statistics show, come out in large numbers during this period.

On Monday, Georgia broke its own first day of early voting numbers, as video showed long lines of African Americans at the polls in what many consider to be a strong conservative state.

Even for those who missed last week’s registration deadline here in North Carolina, first time voters age 18 and older can still same-day register and then vote, just by bringing something that confirms their legal address. More ↠

Polls Indicate Americans Fear A Civil War
Americans are stockpiling food and guns

By Makheru Bradley
Makheru Bradley
Bradley
The COVID-19 Pandemic, massive social unrest driven by reactions to police killings, and the turbulent 2020 presidential election are driving many people in the United States to fear the possibility of a civil war.

An October 1, the “Back-to-Normal Barometer” survey found that 61% of Americans agree that the U.S. could be on the verge of another Civil War, and in anticipation, 52% have also stockpiled food or essential goods. As regards stockpiling, the FBI reported in June that Americans set a new record with 3.9 million background checks to purchase or possess firearms, eclipsing the previous record set in March of 3.7 million background checks.

The October “YouGov” poll of 1,999 registered voters found that nearly half – 47% – don’t believe that the presidential election "is likely to be fair and honest." That poll also found that 51% won't "generally agree on who is the legitimately elected president of the United States." An additional “YouGov” poll of 1,505 voters found that 56% expect to see "an increase in violence as a result of the election."
Biden and Trump

2020 is 1860?

Why 1860? Because tens of millions of Americans are likely to view whoever wins the 2020 presidential election as not their president. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was not on the ballot in 10 southern states. Those Southerners did not view Lincoln as their president. The result was political secession, the formation of the Confederate States of America and a devastating civil war, which caused between 617,877 and 851,066 deaths.

Nevertheless, most historians and political analysts are not expecting Red states to secede from the Union and another clash of Blue and Gray armies. Republicans have total control (executive and legislature) of 22 states. They control the legislatures in an additional eight states, for a total of 30 states where they control the legislature. The Republican-controlled Michigan legislature refused to ban guns from the state’s capitol building, after armed militia’s invaded the building earlier this year. More ↠
Federal Courts: Why Republicans must stop Democrats
By Cash Michaels
This was the last day of the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Appellate Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

By all accounts, Judge Barrett, 48, is an accomplished, well-credentialed and experienced jurist who once clerked for conservative firebrand, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Judge Barrett is considered as right-wing as her old boss.

And Republicans would not have it any other way, which is why they urged Trump to immediately nominate Barrett within days of the death of liberal High Court icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month.

“She represents victory, the culmination of a generational struggle to reshape the courts in their favor,” writes NY Times columnist Jamelle Bouie.
With little doubt that the GOP will confirm Barrett to take Ginsburg’s seat by November, conservatives are giddy that, for the foreseeable future, they will have a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court - enough of a majority to finally strike down Obamacare, Roe v. Wade, and several targeted civil and voting rights provisions - issues important to African Americans.

Make no mistake, packing the U.S. Supreme Court with an abundance of conservatives to backstop and safeguard whatever legislative gains they feel they have made in the last four years under Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s primary objective.

Indeed, that’s their deal with him - as long as Trump gives them the judicial nominee’s they feel they need, they’ll do everything in their power, to keep him in power.

“The right has devised new doctrines to justify conservative rulings, flooded the courts with an expanding cadre of judges and legal scholars, financed a host of legal firms to challenge liberal laws and liberal More ↠