Tavis, you don't like President Obama, you never have and you will find ANYTHING to bring him down.  Your mother is a preacher, I can only imagine she can see through your ruse to bring the President down.  You will find any thing to do just that.  You say it is because he is not doing anything for black people.  Well what about the Health Care program.  What about the tax incentive.  Now the Republicans want to repeal that.  Why don't you put your efforts into that.  Listen Tavis, you need to back off.  Take up your cause for Black people and DO something.  Your conventions aren't doing a darn thing but a lot of talking and NO action.  I have put more things into place in my community and I have a mentee who is still on the right path.  There are other young Black people who are accomplishing fantastic things.  STOP trying to get the President to do your job...YOU DO IT!  I am tired of your stuff.  LEAVE MY PRESIDENT ALONE!!!

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Ikalean,  how were you inspired to actually do something for your community? i admire your passion. i was just asking cause i went to one of smiley's forum today and although there was a lot of talk, i'm hoping maybe someone in that auditorium can get inspired how you were.
You tell 'em Ikalean.  I am not lost on the valid criticisms that Brother Smiley makes of the President. I do however find it disturbing that a seasoned actvist like Tavis does not see the damage that airing dirty laundry in public is doing to this President, in this political climate.  I have chosen to up my game as a husband, father, uncle and brother as my way to contribute to the cause of Black liberation.  I thought of becoming a Big Brother to a young brother or young sister and it came to me that I have 11 nephews and seven neices, a couple of which are "at risk,"  I committed to making sure I call and visit them regularly and that they know that I am available for them and that I intervene in their lives in a more impactful manner.

You need to apply for, a Job with Yahoo, because You write better then MOST, of them:~)!

Peace, 

-U-

As President of Jack and Jill at one time and President of Concerned Black Women, started Mentor/Mentee programs which my committee had guidelines and we had to stick with the girls for at least 2 years.  The girls were in 5th grade at one point.  Then in the high school the women had to sign up for a 2 year follow up and see the girls for at least once a week.  Then we had youth programs with Black Men as speakers.  We had forums with classes with breakfast and lunch offered and kids contacted from various neighborhoods.  We had to have parents attend one class and we picked them up.  There were other programs too.  My mentee is now 25 years old and has been with me since she was in the 5th grade.  I have exposed her to reading, gone to her schools when there were problems and her parents were not there, took her to musical and dance concerts, libraries and just anything I took my own children.  She has become a member of our family like their little sister and they all keep in touch with her.  She has been to births of my grandchildren, graduations and many other family functions.   She has gone on family trips and met my uncle who was a WW11 war vet and he gave her books he had written and talked to her.  I have bought her a car and computer and helped to inspire her to continue college.  She has a family which is VERY different from my lifestyle.  But she sticks with me because she knows I love her and my children keep up with her.  She is now a registered LPN and going on to higher medical field.  These are some of the things I have done.  This is my baby!



safirah chinwe ibenana ofoegbu said:

Ikalean,  how were you inspired to actually do something for your community? i admire your passion. i was just asking cause i went to one of smiley's forum today and although there was a lot of talk, i'm hoping maybe someone in that auditorium can get inspired how you were.

It seems like, You care about some people too. But I must say, Mr. Smiley has a right to his Opinion's too. I have been following those three, for year's. They always, try to help and do help people. Please do not cut them down, in public. FATHER, Love's them, very much. You do not want to deal with FATHER, when it comes to those three. Because, HE May Cut, you down, one day. Please, do not treat people, like that. You seem like, a wonderful person, full of opinion's. Remember this, It is not, what, you do, it is how, you do it :~)!

Peace,

-U-



You don't have to put people down to get looked up to. Tavis has been this way for years and he do the same to this president that he has done to any other president. Stop trying to down our brothers we don't have enough as it is. Thank you love wins.

Brenda said:

It seems like, You care about some people too. But I must say, Mr. Smiley has a right to his Opinion's too. I have been following those three, for year's. They always, try to help and do help people. Please do not cut them down, in public. FATHER, Love's them, very much. You do not want to deal with FATHER, when it comes to those three. Because, HE May Cut, you down, one day. Please, do not treat people, like that. You seem like, a wonderful person, full of opinion's. Remember this, It is not, what, you do, it is how, you do it :~)!

Peace,

-U-



I don't know what you are talking about, I Love those three. I have not cut anyone down. I Encourage people, not Discourage them. I did not, come here to fight women. I will let you know right now, the Eagle, is not going anywhere. This is why my FATHER, did not want me to join a website, HE is right. Your NOT going to run me away. Hi Tavis and Dr. West, now what?

Peace,

-U-

 

 

 

 

 

Shelia Ellis said:

You don't have to put people down to get looked up to. Tavis has been this way for years and he do the same to this president that he has done to any other president. Stop trying to down our brothers we don't have enough as it is. Thank you love wins.

Brenda said:

It seems like, You care about some people too. But I must say, Mr. Smiley has a right to his Opinion's too. I have been following those three, for year's. They always, try to help and do help people. Please do not cut them down, in public. FATHER, Love's them, very much. You do not want to deal with FATHER, when it comes to those three. Because, HE May Cut, you down, one day. Please, do not treat people, like that. You seem like, a wonderful person, full of opinion's. Remember this, It is not, what, you do, it is how, you do it :~)!

Peace,

-U-



I like many of the things Tavis and Dr. West do.  My point is that I don't like the ugliness toward my President from Tavis.  And I have heard it since before President Obama became President. 

I was a young mother during MLK's time and death.  I hear Malcolm X speak a few time as a teen and wore the big afro.  I saw and heard these two men speak and tried to help our people.  I was inspired by a Black woman I worked with who did things in the community, I mean actually went into the community and tried to get mother's to do things with their children.   This woman encouraged me to not buy things from foreign countries, something I had never thought about.  This woman took me to a Jack and Jill meeting and it was all I needed to put words into actions.  I saw a need to not only talk but ACT.  Our young people need action.  That's how I got started and at my age I still do what I can for my community.



Ikalean Wilkerson said:

As President of Jack and Jill at one time and President of Concerned Black Women, started Mentor/Mentee programs which my committee had guidelines and we had to stick with the girls for at least 2 years.  The girls were in 5th grade at one point.  Then in the high school the women had to sign up for a 2 year follow up and see the girls for at least once a week.  Then we had youth programs with Black Men as speakers.  We had forums with classes with breakfast and lunch offered and kids contacted from various neighborhoods.  We had to have parents attend one class and we picked them up.  There were other programs too.  My mentee is now 25 years old and has been with me since she was in the 5th grade.  I have exposed her to reading, gone to her schools when there were problems and her parents were not there, took her to musical and dance concerts, libraries and just anything I took my own children.  She has become a member of our family like their little sister and they all keep in touch with her.  She has been to births of my grandchildren, graduations and many other family functions.   She has gone on family trips and met my uncle who was a WW11 war vet and he gave her books he had written and talked to her.  I have bought her a car and computer and helped to inspire her to continue college.  She has a family which is VERY different from my lifestyle.  But she sticks with me because she knows I love her and my children keep up with her.  She is now a registered LPN and going on to higher medical field.  These are some of the things I have done.  This is my baby!



safirah chinwe ibenana ofoegbu said:

Ikalean,  how were you inspired to actually do something for your community? i admire your passion. i was just asking cause i went to one of smiley's forum today and although there was a lot of talk, i'm hoping maybe someone in that auditorium can get inspired how you were.

God bless you Thomas.  I try not to be too negative, but I just said what I wanted to say and now I'm done.

A Picture of a man that put actions behind his words that got others to get up and move for their rights.


THOMAS NANCE said:

You tell 'em Ikalean.  I am not lost on the valid criticisms that Brother Smiley makes of the President. I do however find it disturbing that a seasoned actvist like Tavis does not see the damage that airing dirty laundry in public is doing to this President, in this political climate.  I have chosen to up my game as a husband, father, uncle and brother as my way to contribute to the cause of Black liberation.  I thought of becoming a Big Brother to a young brother or young sister and it came to me that I have 11 nephews and seven neices, a couple of which are "at risk,"  I committed to making sure I call and visit them regularly and that they know that I am available for them and that I intervene in their lives in a more impactful manner.
Thank you...

Brenda said:

You need to apply for, a Job with Yahoo, because You write better then MOST, of them:~)!

Peace, 

-U-

your little sister appears to be a beautiful young lady. i am so glad you were able to impact her life for the positive. i liked a page on facebook called JOIN THE FIGHT TO STOP DISHONORING THE PRESIDENT (http://www.causes.com/causes/350394). at a forum smiley hosted last week, cornel west did not agree with obama being the extension of Dr King's dream because of his support of the wars abroad. my question to you is this: do u think MLK jr. had more impact because he wasn't in politics? do you think obama could have reached the struggling communities more if he remained an activist? i think the political offices do something to the idealism of a passionate activist, very curious to know your thoughts.

Ikalean Wilkerson said:

I like many of the things Tavis and Dr. West do.  My point is that I don't like the ugliness toward my President from Tavis.  And I have heard it since before President Obama became President. 

I was a young mother during MLK's time and death.  I hear Malcolm X speak a few time as a teen and wore the big afro.  I saw and heard these two men speak and tried to help our people.  I was inspired by a Black woman I worked with who did things in the community, I mean actually went into the community and tried to get mother's to do things with their children.   This woman encouraged me to not buy things from foreign countries, something I had never thought about.  This woman took me to a Jack and Jill meeting and it was all I needed to put words into actions.  I saw a need to not only talk but ACT.  Our young people need action.  That's how I got started and at my age I still do what I can for my community.



Ikalean Wilkerson said:

As President of Jack and Jill at one time and President of Concerned Black Women, started Mentor/Mentee programs which my committee had guidelines and we had to stick with the girls for at least 2 years.  The girls were in 5th grade at one point.  Then in the high school the women had to sign up for a 2 year follow up and see the girls for at least once a week.  Then we had youth programs with Black Men as speakers.  We had forums with classes with breakfast and lunch offered and kids contacted from various neighborhoods.  We had to have parents attend one class and we picked them up.  There were other programs too.  My mentee is now 25 years old and has been with me since she was in the 5th grade.  I have exposed her to reading, gone to her schools when there were problems and her parents were not there, took her to musical and dance concerts, libraries and just anything I took my own children.  She has become a member of our family like their little sister and they all keep in touch with her.  She has been to births of my grandchildren, graduations and many other family functions.   She has gone on family trips and met my uncle who was a WW11 war vet and he gave her books he had written and talked to her.  I have bought her a car and computer and helped to inspire her to continue college.  She has a family which is VERY different from my lifestyle.  But she sticks with me because she knows I love her and my children keep up with her.  She is now a registered LPN and going on to higher medical field.  These are some of the things I have done.  This is my baby!



safirah chinwe ibenana ofoegbu said:

Ikalean,  how were you inspired to actually do something for your community? i admire your passion. i was just asking cause i went to one of smiley's forum today and although there was a lot of talk, i'm hoping maybe someone in that auditorium can get inspired how you were.

It is my thought that the time and period in history is so vastly different, therefore MLK's objectives were different than Senator Obama.  Working as an activist in Chicago inspired Senator Obama to have the desire to want to do more for people he saw struggling to make a living, children with no health care, deplorable housing conditions, people struggling for basic educational and other rights.  The President is and always has been a champion for people.  He has the ability to speak eloquently causing even his enemies to listen to his words.  Now that was MLK also.  I do not believe MLK ever had a desire for the leadership role of the country.  His desire was solely to help people in non-violent ways.  MLK's dreams were not necessarily for wars abroad, but for the war of HIS people's rights.  MLK was a preacher, not a politician who stood for the rights of the garbage workers, bus drivers and eventually Rosa Parks.  MLK went from helping one to the other.  The people pulled him into things and with the heart of a preacher...MLK went!

President Obama has the heart of a leader for ALL people but with the political desires which he felt could serve the country.  Read his books and you will see how he developed his devotion to the people because of his struggles of not having a father and being a child of a African father and White mother.  President Obama had love of a devoted mother and grandparents who encouraged him to be strong in face of darkness and unequality.  They taught him that education was his key to a future.  His father was a brilliant man and his mother wise and Obama inherited these traits fueling his desires to help and serve people.

President Obama could never accomplish HIS goals as a community activist as did MLK, therefore reaching for the Presidency...the ultimate position in America to accomplish his goals.  President Obama has a brilliant wife who supports him.  Machelle may not have wanted the White House, but being a loving and supportive wife, she supported and still supports him.  She has taken over the White House like no other First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.  And the world listens to her every speech, no matter what the subject matter.  President and Mrs. Obama have a difficult road to travel, but they are traveling the road with wisdom and grace that I believe as with MLK is God inspired.  They may have to fight off the nay-sayers, both Black and White, but fight they will with God's protection.


safirah chinwe said:

your little sister appears to be a beautiful young lady. i am so glad you were able to impact her life for the positive. i liked a page on facebook called JOIN THE FIGHT TO STOP DISHONORING THE PRESIDENT (http://www.causes.com/causes/350394). at a forum smiley hosted last week, cornel west did not agree with obama being the extension of Dr King's dream because of his support of the wars abroad. my question to you is this: do u think MLK jr. had more impact because he wasn't in politics? do you think obama could have reached the struggling communities more if he remained an activist? i think the political offices do something to the idealism of a passionate activist, very curious to know your thoughts.

Ikalean Wilkerson said:

I like many of the things Tavis and Dr. West do.  My point is that I don't like the ugliness toward my President from Tavis.  And I have heard it since before President Obama became President. 

I was a young mother during MLK's time and death.  I hear Malcolm X speak a few time as a teen and wore the big afro.  I saw and heard these two men speak and tried to help our people.  I was inspired by a Black woman I worked with who did things in the community, I mean actually went into the community and tried to get mother's to do things with their children.   This woman encouraged me to not buy things from foreign countries, something I had never thought about.  This woman took me to a Jack and Jill meeting and it was all I needed to put words into actions.  I saw a need to not only talk but ACT.  Our young people need action.  That's how I got started and at my age I still do what I can for my community.



Ikalean Wilkerson said:

As President of Jack and Jill at one time and President of Concerned Black Women, started Mentor/Mentee programs which my committee had guidelines and we had to stick with the girls for at least 2 years.  The girls were in 5th grade at one point.  Then in the high school the women had to sign up for a 2 year follow up and see the girls for at least once a week.  Then we had youth programs with Black Men as speakers.  We had forums with classes with breakfast and lunch offered and kids contacted from various neighborhoods.  We had to have parents attend one class and we picked them up.  There were other programs too.  My mentee is now 25 years old and has been with me since she was in the 5th grade.  I have exposed her to reading, gone to her schools when there were problems and her parents were not there, took her to musical and dance concerts, libraries and just anything I took my own children.  She has become a member of our family like their little sister and they all keep in touch with her.  She has been to births of my grandchildren, graduations and many other family functions.   She has gone on family trips and met my uncle who was a WW11 war vet and he gave her books he had written and talked to her.  I have bought her a car and computer and helped to inspire her to continue college.  She has a family which is VERY different from my lifestyle.  But she sticks with me because she knows I love her and my children keep up with her.  She is now a registered LPN and going on to higher medical field.  These are some of the things I have done.  This is my baby!



safirah chinwe ibenana ofoegbu said:

Ikalean,  how were you inspired to actually do something for your community? i admire your passion. i was just asking cause i went to one of smiley's forum today and although there was a lot of talk, i'm hoping maybe someone in that auditorium can get inspired how you were.

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