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BAMAPHIN 22
09-22-2008, 10:33 AM
'As for Governor Sarah Palin's involvement in the African American community, the Governor's office hasn't participated in any of our Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor's have traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenthactivities.

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didn't have the courtesy of receiving a reply when I asked for a representative from the Governor's office to come and speak at our Juneteenth Celebration if Governor Palin was unable to attend. I never even heard of Gov. Palin until she was elected Mayor of Wasilla , Alaska , in Mat-Su Valley .

Governor Palin is a very energetic and spontaneous woman. With some of the things being said and going around this state right now, I'm surprised none of the national media have bothered to come here and get the words directly from the mouths of the people who have lived with her all of these years instead of 'surfing the net!'
My other opinion is why would an individual who, to my knowledge, has not hired any African Americans on her gubernatorial staff, insist so passionately on being on a television show owned and operated by ! an Afric an American, Oprah Winfrey?

While meeting with Black leaders concerning the absence of any African Americans on her staff, Gov. Palin responded that she doesn't have to hire any Blacks and was not intending to hire any. What kind of attitude is this toward African American for who may be the first Vice-President of the United States ?

I understand Oprah did have Senator Obama on her show a few times and was the main person raising funds for him 'before' the presidency race was in full swing. However, the key point here is that it is Oprah's prerogative not be used as a pawn to tilt the vote one way or another. Oprah has stated repeatedly that she wasn't going to have one side or the other on her show by choice. I thought that was what the Civil Rights Movement was all about, a persons right to make their own choices. I guess this isn't a Democracy at all anymore.'

Gwendolyn Alexander (http://webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000sX00:0018nQlS00000rFO&block=1&msgNature=all&msgS%21%20tatus=all&count=1221442099&content=central), President
African American Historical Society of Alaska (http://www.entertainmealaska.com/aahsa)
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
(907) 884-6860

phinfan3411
09-22-2008, 11:56 AM
I didn't know Palin ever "insisted" on being on the Oprah show....another great internet article on her, I am ready for this to be over, sick to death of this bickering back and forth.

MDFINFAN
09-22-2008, 12:31 PM
'As for Governor Sarah Palin's involvement in the African American community, the Governor's office hasn't participated in any of our Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor's have traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenthactivities.

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Gwendolyn Alexander (http://webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000sX00:0018nQlS00000rFO&block=1&msgNature=all&msgS%21%20tatus=all&count=1221442099&content=central), President
African American Historical Society of Alaska (http://www.entertainmealaska.com/aahsa)
Alaska Juneteenth Celebration
P. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
(907) 884-6860

Where did this come from, is there a link to this article..or is this just a smear tactic by someone from a chain letter????

Dolphan7
09-22-2008, 01:51 PM
'As for Governor Sarah Palin's involvement in the African American community, the Governor's office hasn't participated in any of our Alaska Juneteenth Events. All previous Alaskan Governor's have traditionally attended and participated in our annual Juneteenth Celebration. Gov. Palin was the first governor not to send out a congratulatory letter or assist us in any way with our Juneteenthactivities.

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Gwendolyn Alexander (http://webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000sX00:0018nQlS00000rFO&block=1&msgNature=all&msgS%21%20tatus=all&count=1221442099&content=central), PresidentAfrican American Historical Society of Alaska (http://www.entertainmealaska.com/aahsa)
AlaskaJuneteenth CelebrationP. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
(907) 884-6860
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FinFatale
09-22-2008, 04:16 PM
9th Annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance Returns to the Nation's Capitol

Congress Urges President Bush to Issue a Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day in America


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/rmyers-1.jpg http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/davis-1.jpg http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/obama-1.jpg (http://www.juneteenth.us/pressrelease15.html)
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., (left) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), (center) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Congressional Committee and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), (right) Senate Host of the U.S. Capitol Juneteenth Congressional Reception, are the invited featured speakers at the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observancehttp://www.juneteenth.us/
http://www.juneteenth.us/



I'd say that this site is a bit partial wouldn't you????????????????

Dolphan7
09-22-2008, 05:50 PM
Oh so this is what those 8 bills in the Senate were about?

MDFINFAN
09-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Oh so this is what those 8 bills in the Senate were about?

What 8 bills?

MDFINFAN
09-22-2008, 06:17 PM
9th Annual WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observance Returns to the Nation's Capitol

Congress Urges President Bush to Issue a Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Juneteenth Independence Day in America


http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/rmyers-1.jpg http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/davis-1.jpg http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/09/obama-1.jpg (http://www.juneteenth.us/pressrelease15.html)
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., (left) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) and the National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC), Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), (center) Chairman of the National Juneteenth Congressional Committee and Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), (right) Senate Host of the U.S. Capitol Juneteenth Congressional Reception, are the invited featured speakers at the 2008 WASHINGTON JUNETEENTH National Holiday Observancehttp://www.juneteenth.us/
http://www.juneteenth.us/



I'd say that this site is a bit partial wouldn't you????????????????



Partial to what? I don't see the significance between your post and the original post... how did your post answer the question of the original post, and I'm still waiting for the original post link, to investigate what this is about.

Dolphan7
09-22-2008, 06:24 PM
What 8 bills?
Of the 8 bills Obama authored and were passed in the Senate since his term began, I think two of them mentions Juneteenth. Now I understand what Juneteenth meant.

MDFINFAN
09-22-2008, 06:47 PM
Of the 8 bills Obama authored and were passed in the Senate since his term began, I think two of them mentions Juneteenth. Now I understand what Juneteenth meant.

8 oooookay, this is the first time you've heard of Juneteenth.?

FinFatale
09-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Partial to what? I don't see the significance between your post and the original post... how did your post answer the question of the original post, and I'm still waiting for the original post link, to investigate what this is about.



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Gwendolyn Alexander (http://webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000sX00:0018nQlS00000rFO&block=1&msgNature=all&msgS%21%20tatus=all&count=1221442099&content=central), PresidentAfrican American Historical Society of Alaska (http://www.entertainmealaska.com/aahsa)
AlaskaJuneteenth CelebrationP. O. Box 143105
Anchorage AK 99514
(907) 884-6860


see it now........the connection I mean?

FinFatale
09-22-2008, 06:55 PM
http://electronicvillage.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah-palin-and-african-americans-in.html

its an accusation made in a blog MD but here is the link.......

Dolphan7
09-22-2008, 07:22 PM
8 oooookay, this is the first time you've heard of Juneteenth.?Never heard of it till this election. Does that somehow make me less intelligent?

BAMAPHIN 22
09-24-2008, 10:16 AM
Where did this come from, is there a link to this article..or is this just a smear tactic by someone from a chain letter????

http://www.juneteenthalaska.com/

Eshlemon
09-24-2008, 05:57 PM
http://www.juneteenthalaska.com/

Looked over website and even used their own search:

http://www.juneteenthalaska.com/search.html?keyword=sarah+palin&match=N

Nothing there.

MoFinz
09-24-2008, 06:00 PM
Never heard of it till this election. Does that somehow make me less intelligent?

You and me both, and i like to fancy myself at least somewhat well read.

But then again, how many people ever heard of Shad Planking in Va.?

Dolphan7
09-24-2008, 06:16 PM
You and me both, and i like to fancy myself at least somewhat well read.

But then again, how many people ever heard of Shad Planking in Va.?Not till today.:)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shad_Planking

MDFINFAN
09-24-2008, 06:50 PM
Never heard of it till this election. Does that somehow make me less intelligent?

Naaah, just means our schools don't do a good job of teaching all of history.. no problem, you've never been unintelligent to me D7...:up: Just misguided from time to time..:sidelol::sidelol:

ih8brady
09-24-2008, 07:35 PM
Never heard of it till this election. Does that somehow make me less intelligent?


I wouldn't say unintelligent, but unaware. Of course, you aren't elected and representing many different peoples especially those who have been historically brutalized and discriminated against by this country.