Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (Democrat), and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democrat), have both been made aware of the fact that "ABSENTEE BALLOT HARVESTERS" have been conducting illegal operations in Black communities like Acres Homes, Hiram Clarke, Kashmere Gardens, Pleasantville, Sunnyside, South Park, Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, and many others over the last several decades. That being said, many of these "alleged" fraudulent mail ballots will be available for use by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for Mayor on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in her bid to become Houston's next mayor.
The Black Community in Texas is Only as Strong as the Elected Leaders Being Allowed to Occupy Key Leadership Roles
AUBREY R. TAYLOR REPORTS©
In the state of Texas, Blacks are falling further and further behind every other ethnic group in the area of political strength and vitality. In fact, the Black community is at serious risk of becoming nonfactors in the political game throughout the next two or three major elections.
No matter how you look at it, the “BLACK LEADERS,” and the brand of politics that they’ve been played over the last 150 years, has enriched many of them but has weakened us as a group. How can I make this claim? Well, back during the Reconstruction era, 44 African Americans were serving in the Texas legislature as Republicans, and today only 16 African Americans serve in the State House of Representatives as Democrats, and two serve in the State Senate as Democrats, which is an embarrassment.
With the open board policies of the Biden Administration, the jobs and livelihoods of African Americans are being put at risk. But we aren’t going to just lose jobs, over the next four years, if he’s reelected as President – we're also losing our political stroke, viability, and vitality as a voting bloc.
On top of losing our “VOTING POWER” at the ballot box, we’re also losing what was once considered “BLACK DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLDS” due to gentrification, which is the process of flipping poor urban areas into areas where more affluent people reside.
And rank and file Blacks are being played for stupid, as gerrymandering, which is the manipulation of electoral constituencies, is happening right out in the open, and none of the so-called Black leaders are saying a word about it.
For African Americans to flourish as a group, in this ever-changing turbulent political climate, an “EMANCIPATION OF OUR MINDS” must occur, before it's too late. In other words, we must undergo a total transformation as it relates to our thinking patterns whereas politics, economics, social issues, and civic issues are concerned.
As Black people, we are the only ethnic group who are not leveraging our voting power as our group. What’s happening in the Black community, is a small group of so-called “BLACK LEADERS” are acting as “GATEKEEPERS” or “POLITICAL PIMPS” who are selling access to the highest bidder during political cycles.
These “GATEKEEPERS” and “POLITICAL PIMPS” are basically enriching themselves, their families, and their friends by acting as “GATE ATTENDANTS” as they control the flow of information and resources they’re allowing to flow through the gateway to the Black community, and two whom the resources will be distributed.
The solution to the problems the Black community is currently facing hinges on our willingness to rid ourselves of the career politicians who are pilfering, and looting, our communities.