While I am catching up aka recooperating from the long day yeterday, which began spending the day with the community and our local national guardsmen and then ended with quite an action packed night at I-90 speedway, I bring to you another in your face…”if this doesn’t make you angry, you are not paying attention” educational short quip from Trevor Loudon:
Charles Ogletree is a long time friend and mentor to both Michelle and Barack Obama.
Ogletree’s first interest in the law came when he attended the trial of Black Power activist and then Communist Party USA member Angela Davis.
Ogletree claims to have mentored mentored both Michelle and Barack Obama during their time at Harvard. According to Ogletree the Obama’s have called on him for advice since that time.
In 2000 Ogletree joined the Reparations Coordinating Committee, a group pursuing a lawsuit to win reparations for descendants of African slaves.
The committee was convened by the TransAfrica Forum, a partner organization the radical Institute for Policy Studies. Ogletree serves on the Board of TransAfrica Forum-alongside long time Communist Party USA front activist Johnetta Cole and board chairman and Progressives for Obama founder Danny Glover.
The committees objectives were;
”To ascertain, document, and report comparative repair and restitution in the United States and abroad on behalf of the contemporary victims of slavery and the century-long practice of de jure racial discrimination which followed slavery;”
”A. To detail a range of feasible relief, reform, reconciliation, and restitution initiatives to make America better for everyone.”
”B. To identify and structure causes of action that would be cognizable in domestic and international tribunals and courts;”
”C. To begin a comprehensive review of such initiatives with leading domestic and international institutions”;
”D. And to work cooperatively with other groups pursuing reparation claims.”
The committee, which Ogletree co-chaired was a mixture of top trial layers and seasoned radical activists. It included Johnnie Cochran of OJ Simpson fame Randall Robinson and Ogletree’s co-chair Adjoa Aiyetoro, a former official of the Communist Party USA front US Peace Coucil with Obama’s one time employer Alice Palmer.
On December 8 2005, Former Black Panther members John Bowman, Hank Jones and Ray Boudreaux held a meeting at the Washington, D.C. office of Trans-Africa Forum. They were complaining about re-newed police investigations of a 1971 police killing in San Francisco that they had been accused of.
The three Panthers had been indicted at the time by a grand jury, but were released when the court rendered a decision stating the methods used to obtain information were unlawful.
The former Panthers were flanked by Danny Glover, reparations activist Ron Daniels, Democratic Socialists of America activist and Progressives for Obama co-founder Bill Fletcher jnr and Charles Ogletree.
Ogletree, said that the community should protect the rights of the former Panthers with their lives
””These gentlemen, Ray Boudreaux, Hank Jones and others have been victims of the most vicious forms of American terrorism and torture…It takes a village to protect its elders. We tell them today, through our presence here and through our commitment that we will provide a protective blanket over them. They will not come in this village and take these elders, except over our dead bodies”.”
Barack Obama called on Ogletree and Democratic Socialists of America member Cornel West, during his 2008 Presidential campaign. Ogletree and West both joined Obama’s Black Advisory Council.
”Ogletree has advised Obama on reforming the criminal-justice system as well on constitutional issues. He is a member of the Obama campaign’s black advisory council, which also includes Cornel West, who teaches African-American studies at Princeton University. The group formed after Obama skipped a conference on African-American issues in Hampton, Va., to announce his presidential candidacy in Illinois.”
Read Trevor’s entire piece on the Obama/Black Panther/Black Reparation here.
Obama’s presidency is not about what is ‘Best for America”. Obama’s ‘Agenda’ is black reparation and if his policies are passed, he will not need a 2nd term.
The time to act is NOW!!!
In his own words, Obama on black reparations :
Conservative blacks respond:
UPDATE: Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. delivering a church speech in which he accuses Newt Gingrich of attempting to block blacks from entering the middle class.