Monday, July 29, 2013

GOP Message and the Black Community: It Ain't Real!

It's funny how mostly Black Republicans wax on and on about how the Republican Party is right for Blacks. I wonder if these Black Republicans wonder why that is?

Also, Republicans have no problem targeting Hispanics, who, historically have voted Democratic, albeit at lower percentages than Blacks. And remember, they seek the Hispanic vote even in the face of their Party's anti-Hispanic practices on immigration, the "dreamers", English as the official language, etc. But as Ms. Ross intimates, they won't openly unashamedly recruit Blacks - really!!??

It seems clear to me the Republicans will only actively seek out voters they value. They say they believe in "working hard for what you want". Well, if that's the measure, they surely don't want the Black vote.

I believe Ms. Ross does.  But I think she may not have the active support to do the outreach needed to change the mix.

Phillip W. Miner
Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, FL (OFN-Jax)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Do Your Research Before Saying Yes to Any College

Students and parents beware!

There are still colleges out there that don't serve the best interest of their paying students, regardless of color..  To safe guard against being cheated out of money and a quality education, students and families must do research on schools before signing on the dotted line.  If not, it could cost you big time, even if courts do step up to help you recover.

In a recent court decision, students in Virginia get needed help.

OFN-Jax is committed to supporting positive practices in education that help advance the learning and success of Black students and others to ensure their future success. One way to accomplish that, is to keep you informed of news you can use.

Phillip W. Miner
Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, FL (OFN-Jax)

Class action aimed at Va. college settled for $5m | Black Politics on the Web

Education, Still the Key to Success for Communities of Color

Education remains a critical pathway to future success for communities of color. 

Thanks to partnerships between educational institutions and organizations like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and United Health Foundation, students of color can pursue their careers in high need areas.  Let's support any and all such partnerships whenever and wherever possible.  It helps these deserving students, our communities and ultimately it support the future competitiveness of America in the challenging global environment.

Phillip W. Miner
Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, FL (OFN-Jax)