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Pictures-------of Black people that didn't follow the crowd when it came to politics
Topic Started: Mar 13 2013, 01:09 PM (10,331 Views)
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These are some black people that had a mind of their own, and they didn't follow the crowd when it came to voting and politics. Even though most black voters were voting Democrat, these blacks voted Republican or for some other political party.

Martin Luther King Jr said that Ralph Abernathy was his best friend in the world. In 1980 Ralph Abernathy endorsed and voted for Ronald Reagan, he also campaigned for Reagan.

Ralph Abernathy said that he voted for Reagan because Jimmy Carter lied and didn't keep his promises that he made to black people when he became president.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19801031&id=ljBPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mAIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5323,5023795

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Posted ImageAbernathy and Dr. King

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Posted ImageAbernathy and Dr. King went to jail together

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Hosea Williams was Dr. King lieutenant and one of his closest friends. He also endorsed Reagan and voted for him because Jimmy Carter didn't keep his promise to blacks. Hosea said that the Democrats were taking the black vote for granted.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19801031&id=ljBPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mAIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5323,5023795

Posted ImageHosea Williams pictured on the right side of Reagan

Hosea Williams and Ralph Abernathy they were always with Dr. King everywhere he went.
They were with him on the balcony on the day that he was killed.

Posted ImageHosea Williams and Dr. King having a meeting

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Posted ImageHosea with Dr. King breifcase after he passed
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Baseball great Jackie Robinson started voting Republican, he endorsed and voted for Richard Nixon when Nixon ran against John F Kennedy.

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Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens was a Republican, he endorsed and voted for Richard Nixon.

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Boxer Joe Frazier was a Republican.

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In 1984 boxers Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and Floyd Patterson all endorsed Ronald Reagan for president.

http://www.humanevents.com/2011/11/11/smokin-joe-frazier-was-in-reagans-and-rizzos-corner/

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Even though most blacks voted for Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt , boxing champ Joe Louis endorsed and campaigned for his opponent Republican Wendell Willkie.

http://retrocampaigns.tumblr.com/post/43496168640/joe-louis-endorses-wendell-willkie-in-1940-no

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The Godfather of Soul James Brown endorsed and voted for Republican Richard Nixon. Some blacks got mad and started protesting outside of his concert.
http://rapgenius.com/James-brown-say-it-loud-im-black-and-im-proud-lyrics#note-709526

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Sammy Davis Jr left the Democratic party, and he also endorsed Richard Nixon for president.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/sam-donaldson-reflects-sammy-davis-jr-richard-nixon-17099643

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Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain was a Republican and he was close friends with Richard Nixon, he campaigned and voted for Nixon.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/10/wilt-and-nixon.html

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Ray Charles was a life long Republican.

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In 1956 Martin Luther King Jr voted for Republican Dwight Einsenhower even though most blacks voted against Einsenhower. Dwight Einsenhower was the first president to invite Dr. King to the white house.

Because of Dr. King and other black leaders support Eisenhower passed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and the Civil Rights Act of 1960. He also sent in Federal troops to escort black kids to school in Little Rock Arkansas. Today this is known as the Little Rock 9.
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In 1956 black Congressman Adam Clayton Powell also voted for Republican Dwight Eisenhower.

http://history.house.gov/HistoricalHighlight/Detail/36839

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Black Panthers member Eldridge Cleaver became a Republican, and he endorsed and voted for Ronald Reagan.



Malcolm X political views were the opposite of most black people, he said that blacks should register as Independents. Malcolm was very critical of the Democratic party as seen in these videos.





In this quote Malcolm X gives his views on the Liberals and Conservatives.

The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative.

Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance, and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political “football game” that is constantly raging between the white liberals and white conservatives.


Civil Rights leader A Phillip Randolf felt that there was a need for a third political party, so he joined the Socialist Party.

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The honorable Marcus Garvey said that blacks should start their own political party, and after moving back to Jamaica he started The Peoples Political Party.

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Imam Warith Deen Mohammed was one of the top Muslim leaders in America, he's the son of Elijah Muhammad. In this interview he praised Ronald Reagan. He said that he didn't view Reagan the same way that the Democrats viewed him. Imam Mohammad also said that he would like to see a third political party.

http://imamwdeenmohammedlibrary.blogspot.com/2012/07/interview-with-imam-w-deen-mohammed-al.html

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Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney left the Democratic party, and she joined the Green party.

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Activist Rosa Clemente is a member of the Green Party, she was Cynthia McKinney vice presidential running mate.

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Dr. Claude Anderson is also a member of the Green Party.

http://gpblackcaucus.blogspot.com/2013/01/dr-claude-anderson-powernomics-vision.html

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Professor Griff of Public Enemy said that he doesn't belong to any political party, but he said that he supports Cynthia McKinney.

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NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'neal endorsed Republican Chris Christie for Governor.

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Rapper Big Boi of the rap group Outcast joined the Libertarian party.



Dr. Ben Carson is an Independent but his views are very Conservative. A movie was made about his life.





Richard Parsons is one of the top black CEO'S in America, he use to be the chairman and CEO for Time Warner. Richard is a registered Republican.

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Shelia Johnson is the co-founder of BET and she endorsed Republican Bob McDonnell when he ran for Governor of Virginia.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0709/25180.html

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Television judge Lynn Toler is a Republican.

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Former Miss America Erika Harold is a Republican.

http://www.zimbio.com/Rudolph+Valentino/articles/MYePeDeSteb/Erika+Harold+Miss+America+Seeks+Congress+Seat

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NBA player Greg Anthony is a Republican.

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Gospel Singer Be Be Winans said that he's bipartisan, and he said that's why he perform at the Republican Convention in 2012, and he said that he doesn't care what other people think about him. He said that people need to stop being divided over political labels.

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NFL Super Bowl champ Jerome Bettis is not a Democrat or a Republican, he has donated money to both political parties. In 2004 Bettis supported and contributed money to Republican president George W Bush when he ran for re-election.

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Rapper and actor LL Cool J said that he's an Independent. In his home state
of New York, LL Cool J endorsed Republican Governor George Pataki when he ran for re-election.

http://rapdirt.com/ll-cool-j-gives-his-endorsement-to-gov-pataki/2411/
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